Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A salute to Will Rogers H.S. in Tulsa!






The amazing English teachers (Hey there Mrs. Mears, Mr. Pillstrom & Mrs. Smith!) at the beautiful Will Roger High School here in Tulsa have adopted MARKED in their freshmen accelerated reading program - thanks in large part to their brave principal, Mr. Burr. They've integrated the novel as a basis of a unit they teach on prejudice and intolerance. Kristin and I spoke to their classes last Monday and had a blast! So she and I salute the teachers and the kids there, AND we discovered there are tunnels under the school!!! Hummm...possibilities...

10 comments:

Tiffany said...

Wow! I wish my high school would have been this forward thinking and open!! The kids will love Marked!

Jordaniya778 said...

Guess what? I dressed up as Zoey for halloween. I even did the crescent moon designs and everything. Oh I was wondering, what are the colors exactly for the moons? I'm just morbidly curious.

Tajana said...

Oh my god! I wish my school did that! I would LOVE my school then. We seriously need to read it in school. Even though i would be like the best student then :D. hahaha.

And I was Zoey too. Did my best :D. I just put my new photo up for it :D. I was so proud. When I told people they were so interested :D. My friend did the swirls. They are sooo prettyful!

PC Cast said...

I had reports of several lovely Zoeys for Halloween! Well done you guys! And Will Rogers H.S. is an exceptionally creative school! I wish I'd gone there myself back in the day!

Ang from Oz said...

At least school's are getting cooler!! Can't see this happening anytime soon in OZ tho. We are so behind the times lol! My town doesn't even have an independant bookstore!

Kori said...

Hi PC Cast! This is off topic, but I was wondering whether or not you or Kristin are participating in NaNoWriMo this year? I am, here is my page if you are at all interested in my synopsis http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/463160 or you can search my username: fantasyseeker

I actually didn't hear about it until 11/9, so I'm a little behind but I will catch up! I'd really like to know y'alls usernames if either of you are participating.

Have a good week.

PC Cast said...

Hi Lori!
No, I don't do NaNoWriMo (I'm constantly writing and constantly under unending deadlines), though I think it's a great event. Best of luck to you!

PC

samantha said...

Ugh! I got all attached to a certain new character only to have him fail me MAYBE? I hope he redeems himself in the next book with that bow. :)

Great work, as always. Looking foward to the next one...

Jordaniya778 said...

Hey Mrs. Cast. How are you? I haven't posted on my blogs for a while because I got grounded, but I wanted to let you know that I did get two of my friends into "marked" and I also was Zoey for halloween, complete with saphire crescent moon and tattoo (they were markers, but oh well.) I loved Marked!!! It's even with Twilight and Maximum Ride.

jax said...

That's so awesome! I'm glad you got to see the tunnels. Love the interview with you and Kristin, too! :)