Thursday, January 17, 2008

what i think

I strongly believe that kids should be aloud to read those kind of books. It teaches kids about the real world and that life is not always as good as the eye meets. Students need to realize how things are outside of the U.S. or in history.

Final Reflection

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Bou Mitsukara

(sooooo, sorry this was late. TT)

hello all! my name is Bou Mitsukara! these are just a few things that you might like to know about me. ...

Birth date & Age: 24 years old. April 3.

Height: 5”4

Eye Color: brown

Build: tall and slim, rather feminine

Sex/Gender: male

Physical adjectives: short. thin. androgynous. ^.~

Personality Type:

Main personality traits: bubbly and happy, sometimes shy and overemotional.

Disposition: calm. i dont like to fight.

Self-image: cute. my band dresses in drag, and i think its fun, so i do keep a rather
girly demeanor. i guess i got used to it over the years and it just kinda stuck ^^

Marital Status: SINGLE!!! im to young to be tied down!

Place in Family: only child

Personal Data

Education: high school and self tutored.

Occupation: i did a gig at a school in Hawaii, fell in love with the state, and now i
work there as a temp at the same school! how weird is that? ^-^ i mostly work in the school library and run errands for teachers.

Ethnicity: Japanese. moved to Hawaii three years ago.

Hobbies: playing music, manga, fashion. (Miku drags me shopping all the time. )

Ambitions: to be successful going solo in my music career. (im a little scared to be on my own though, but my friends are supporting me.)

Friends: Kanon, Miku, Teruki. (from my band)


Favorite Color: bright yellow (im a very bright person.)

Favorite book: wow! too many to choose from! any Dan Brown books. Digital fortress was kick ars! the magic circle series, will of the empress, once and future king, midsummer nights dream, throne of Isis, the Holy Grail, Thud!, Chick is back, the sight, firebringer....shall i go on?

Favorite Food: tempura and miso, but not asian miso, only tai miso. ^^

Favorite Animal: panda (kawaii! <333)

Favorite Activity: being with friends, reading, and playing guitar.

Monday, January 7, 2008

PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association)

The PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) of Maui High School is looking for feedback on the following book titles available to students through the school library and/or taught by the English department. Several parents and guardians have contacted school administrators about the questionable content and educational merit of these and other books. We strongly encourage you to discuss the content of these books with your peers and those connected with the school to evaluate the reasons we should keep them in (or remove them from) the school library and the curriculum. Without your feedback, we will not be able to effectively evaluate the arguments for and against keeping these books in our school. The list below includes, but does not represent all, the titles being challenged by our community, whose tax money is used to buy the books. You should communicate with at least five people (not including me) in this debate until January 16th, at which time, you will send me your final decision regarding how appropriate you feel these books are for high school students. Thank you.

Marlys Anderson
PTSA Secretary

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain for use of racist language.

Beloved by Toni Morrison due to sexual content including bestiality and both offensive and racist language

Black Boy by Richard Wright for vulgar language among other word choices and violent descriptions.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou for violence and sex.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote for sex, violence, and profanity

The Color Purple by Alice Walker for questionable lessons on morality, racism and sexuality.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini for extreme violence and objectionable sexual content.

Montana 1948 by Larry Watson for profanity and descriptions of nudity and sex crimes.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey due to glorifying pornography and criminal activity.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, for encouraging licentiousness, homosexuality, drug abuse and offensive language.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee for use of racial epithets.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hey Everyone! Okay so my name is Barbie! Ah Im like super friendly and love shopping! I mean like hello who doesn't? I go to Maui High School in Honolulu! Its totally fun and I love it! I moved here when I was eight. My dad wanted to move here cuz he got a really good job. He owns like ten surf shops on this island. its awesome. Im totally funny and I have a ton of friends! I dont want to brag or anything but Im pretty much the best thing on this izland. Im crazy smart and fun to be around. I love my house! its really big and its a fun party house. its always pretty kickin. I love throwing themed parties. Like beach theme or like halloween or whatev. its always fun! My favorite thing to do is chew gum. I love every flavor and I always get bored during school so it passes time.My best friend is Summer Roberts! what up BETCH! haha i heart her. We hang out all the time. So yeah heres a lil more about me!

Physical Description
Birth date & Age: I was born May 23rd 1991
Height: 5'7
Eye Color: Atlantic Ocean Blue
Build: Im althletic and I have great legs:)
Weight: 115-120
Hair Color: Sandy Blonde aka gorgeous
Sex/Gender: femail
Physical adjectives: k well im obviously good looking my hair is silky smooth and my curves are kickin

Personality Type
Main personality traits: funny, caring, loving, outgoing, off the hook, OC
Disposition: everyone totally loves me! duh

Marital Status: not married yet.. im only in high school HELLO!? but i have like the best bf ever! ah hes super hot! my bff summer has a bf who is my bf best friend so its totally AWESOME!
Children: nada
Place in Family:youngest. i have two older siblings. one brother ken(21) and an older sister theresa (19)

Immediate Family Members: mom, dad, ken, and theresa. oh and my dog sparky:)

Relatives: most live in IdaHO so i never really see them. i mean hello who wants to go to Idaho? BORING! thank god my parents have brains and moved here!

Personal Data
Education: high school?

Occupation: What the hell? eh no thanks im a model though so look out im gonna be famous soon!
Social Class: definetelty upper! and proud of it betches!

Religion: Lutheran

Ethnicity: white, but i tan alot.

Hobbies: shopping, going to the beach with summer! my (BFF) getting manis and pettis. hanging out with my bf, playing with puppies, massages, buying new cars , going on super expensive vacations etc

Ambitions: marry a millionare

Friends: ha like a zillion

Favorite Color: pink

Favorite Food: chips and salsa! yummy in my tummy

Favorite Beverage: strawberry daquari (virgin unfortunately), diet coke, dp (docta peppa)

Favorite Book: does cosmo count?

Favorite Time of Day: night! party time!

Favorite Day of the Week: friday!

Favorite Season: i like all the seasons cuz its always warm here!

Car: silver BMW convertable

Favorite Sport: lacrosse hockey and volleyball

Favorite Place to Go: summers house and the mall

Favorite Animal: golden retreiver

Favorite Activity: beach volleyball

Mr. Adam Tucker

Hello all. My name is Adam Tucker, or Mr. Tucker as the students of Maui High School would call me. I am the swim coach at the High School and the part-time gym teacher. I enjoy what I do and couldn't imagine myself in any other job. I will tell you a little about myself. I'm currently single and live with my friend in a loft in Honolulu. I went to school at Chaminade University for teaching and working with children. Right out of college and after graduation, I was offered the teaching and coaching position as the Maui High School physical education teacher and swim Coach. Like I said, I love my job and couldnt be happier. I love the faculty as well as the students at the High School and keep a good personable relationship with all of them.
In my freetime, I love to do everything. My interests come in manifold varieties and you seldom find me complaining or refusing something. I am spontaneous and love living my life to the fullest. Some of my main hobbies include teaching (obviously), playing soccer, reading, going to the beach and the mall. I think I've given a good, short and simple description of who I am. If you would like to read more, visit my bio here. Thanks for reading.

Adam Tucker.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Isabel "Izzie" Cortez -student

Personal Info! My name is Isabel Cortez, and my friends call me Izzie. I attend Maui High School in Honolulu Hawaii. I a 16 and a sophomore at Maui High. I moved to Honolulu when I was eight years old, because my dad got a job here. I used to live in Gila, New Mexico. I love it here in Hawaii because it is always warm and it is beautiful. In my family there is 7 children. It sometimes gets crazy, but I love it. I have a twin brother and sister who are 18, an older brother who is 22, a younger brother who is 13, and two younger sisters one 12 and one 8. I play on the soccer and tennis team here in Hawaii. I am on Varsity tennis, but JV soccer. Almost all of my friends play the same sport as me. My dad is a realtor and my mom is a teacher. My mom teaches at Hillside Elementary School. I got a job this past summer at a store called Sweet Tooth. It is a candy and ice cream shop. I work 2-3 times a week and I really like it. During tennis and soccer season, I don't work. My favorite classes are gym and history. I hope to be a history teacher or athletic trainer when I am older. I havn't started really looking at college, but I think the University of Denver looks like a place for me. My oldest brother attends The University of Madison and is graduating this winter. He is becoming a marine biologist. My twin brother is going to The University of San Diego and my sister is going to The University of Texas. I love to hang out with my friends and stay active.