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My office hours are:
Mondays & Thursdays - 8:30 - 9:30am
Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 4:05 - 5:00pm*
I am also available Enrichment A!
*During rehearsals, afternoon times are subject to change. Please contact me ahead of time to ensure I am available.
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Here are some links for students in my Theatre Explore class. They can help you solve many of your questions. Check some of them out!
|Theatre Explore Syllabus|
Click here to view my Theatre Explore syllabus.
|Theatre History Timeline|
Wonder where theatre came from? Check out this interactive timeline that looks all the way back to the beginnings of theatre in Ancient Greece!
|Seven Ages of Man|
See the Seven Ages of Man speech from Shakespeare's As You Like It. A beautiful performance by Nicholas Pennell.
ELEMENTS OF THEATRE
Below are forms and links for students in Elements of Theatre: Language & Text. Please feel free to peruse at your leisure!
|Elements of Theatre: Language & Text Syllabus|
Click here to view my Elements of Theatre: Language & Text syllabus.
|Play Reading Journal|
Click here for the play reading journal format. Remember, journal entries should be typed in 14 point font, Times New Roman or equivalent, and 1.5 spaced. Submit your final work into Turnitin.com.
|Semester 2 Play Reading Journal|
Click here see a list of Shakespeare's plays, separated by category, as well as some other options for playwrights if this is your second time in my class.
|Tech Hours Form|
Click here to get the form for your Tech Hours. If this is your first time in an Elements class, you need 5. If it's your second or third, you need 10.
|Modern Theatre Realism|
Click on this link to take you to a page with information on Theatre Realism.
|Tackling Shakespeare Form|
Ready to take on the Bard? Use this form to "translate" the text into something more modern!
Looking for a great audition monologue? This site has selections from every play arranged by gender! Check it out today!
|Elements of Theatre Assignment Calendar|
Wondering what's due and when? Check out this page for information on assignments!
Click here for the assignment on observing a person who is waiting. If you have more questions, ask Mr. Olson!
|National Theatre Standards|
Click here for an overview of the National Theatre Standards.
PRODUCTION NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Below are links, forms, and other information for students participating in a production or interested in the VSAA Extended Day Theatre Program!
Interested in participating in our 2018 Summer Shakespeare production of "Two Gentlemen of Verona"? Click the image above for more information about auditions and rehearsal!
|The Pirates of Penzance AUDITIONS|
Click the link below to learn about auditions for our Fall Musical "The Pirates of Penzance"!
|THE SHORE OF MEMORY Rehearsal Calendar|
Click here to view the weekly rehearsal calendar for "The Shore of Memory" from January 1st through 6th.
|PIRATES Cast Contract|
Click on the link to see the contract for students involved in "The Pirates of Penzance". If you are in the show, print the final page, complete the information, and turn in to Mr. Olson by Tuesday, September 13th!
|PIRATES Rehearsal Schedule|
Click here to see the rehearsal schedule for "The Pirates of Penzance". This schedule covers the week of October 10th, 2016.
|Children's Theatre Info Letter|
Interested in being part of Children's Theatre? Click the link above to read about our middle school performance opportunity here at VSAA!
AP United States History
Below are links and assignments from my AP United States History class. Students in Period 1 may find these useful!
|AP US History Syllabus|
Click here to view my syllabus for AP US History. This year (2016-17), we will be studying pre-Columbian North America (1491) through present day.
|AP US History Calendar|
Click the above link for a calendar of assignments and assessments. This site is still under construction.
Click the link to visit the College Board's page on AP United State History. It is a great resource for preparing for the test!
Check out the Gilder-Lehrman website for video reviews of each time period, further supporting documents, and an interactive timeline of events. It is very helpful in reviewing for the exam.
|APUSH Review Website|
Having trouble with the chapters? Click the link to watch videos on each chapter, as well as access other helpful materials.
|APUSH Exam Reviews|
Click on this link for a collection of videos that review the major events of each time period. This site includes a variety of resources.
AP Government & Politics
Below are links and assignments from my AP Comparative Government & Politics class. Students in either period may find these useful!
|AP Government Summer Assignment|
Click here to view the Summer Assignment for AP Government & Politics. All assignments are DUE Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 (the first day of class). See Mr. Olson for questions.
|AP Comparative Government Syllabus|
Click here for the syllabus for AP Comparative Government & Politics. This is a full year course for Yellow Team (11th & 12th) students.
|AP Comarative Government Calendar|
Wondering what's due and when? Check out this page for information on assignments and due dates! This document will updated regularly, so check back every few weeks!
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 10th
|Essentials of Comparative Politics |
Having trouble with all that vocabulary? Want some help understanding proportional representation? Click the link to visit W.W. Norton & Company's website on Essentials of Comparative Politics. This site, by one of our authors, covers the theory, but not the countries!
|AP Practice Exams.com|
Looking for practice tests, class notes, videos, study guides, FRQs, or other materials? This site has it all! Click here to help with your AP test prep!
|Ben's Guide to the United States Government|
This guide provides a range of information on the United States' government for a variety of age levels.
|AP Psychology Summer Assignment|
Click here to access the summer assignment for AP Psychology. All assignments are DUE Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 (the first day of class). See Mr. Olson for questions.
|OWL Purdue Website|
The Online Writing Lab can help you with many of your writing queries and conundrums.
A free online dictionary for all of your spelling needs.
Here's a few links on this year's theme and Core. Also take a look at the foundations that make our school an interdisciplinary paradise!
|Red Team Core Syllabus|
Freshmen and Sophomores, want to see what Core is all about? Click the link above to visit the Red Team Core syllabus.
|Red Team Calendar|
Want to know what's up with Red Team? Click the link to the Google Calendar of Red Team dates!
|2016 Life on the Edge: Liminality Project|
Click the link below to view the directions for the second Red Team Core project for 2016-2017.
|Annotated Works Cited Page|
Click on the link for directions on how to make an annotated works cited page for your ballad research. Due: Friday, September 16th!
|Inner Circle: Initial FQs|
Click the link to find information on the initial FQs for the Inner Circle Project. FQs are DUE on Friday, April 15 at the end of Core.
|Inner Circle: Proposal|
Using the questions as a guide, develop a proposal for your art work. Include a calendar of how you will use your time in and out of Core. Proposal and Calendar DUE Thursday, April 21.
|Life on the Edge: Calendar|
Need a blank calendar to plan your time? Click the link and start planning how you will accomplish your art before Spring Break.
|Life on the Edge: Progress Check|
Click the link to download the Progress Check page. This reflective document is DUE Friday, February 10th, and the following week we will begin one-on-one progress checks.
|Life on the Edge: Adult/Peer Feedback Form|
Complete the following form by seeking feedback from an Adult AND a Peer who are KNOWLEDGABLE in the art form you used to make your project. This form is DUE Tuesday, February 28th.
|Life on the Edge: Portfolio Checklist|
Write an artist statement and audience paper, then compile all of your material from the project into a final portfolio. Be sure to include all of the elements on the checklist. Final Portfolios are DUE Friday, March 17th at the END of Core.
|Artist Statement & Audience Paper|
Not sure how to write an artist statement or an audience paper? Click this link for a page that describes both of these reflective pieces.
|Life on the Edge: Final FQs|
Following the completion of your project, write these reflective final Fundamental Questions about the project. Final FQs are DUE Friday, March 31st!
Need a refresher on the FQs? Read through this list of questions to jog your memory on the Framework for Inquiry.
Here's another way to think about the Five Voices and how they are interconnected!
|The Creative Process|
Artist all experience a cyclical process as they create art. Use this diagram to help you know where you are!
|Initial Fundamental Questions|
These are your Initial FQs for the project involving your interviews and aesthetic. Due Tuesday, December 11 OR Wednesday, December 12, 2012.