Plainfield North High School Announcements
Monday, September 24, 2018
Do you encourage self-worth and acceptance? Do you enjoy working in groups to achieve a common goal? Are you a junior or senior girl with a passion for being yourself? If so, come down to Student Services or to room 407 and pick up an application to be a mentor for the 2019 BeYouTy Project! Applications are due Wednesday, October 3rd. For any questions, see Ms. Kolmodin in room 407.
Come to Model United Nations first meeting today after school, in room 313.
At Model UN, students will assume diplomatic roles in order to resolve global conflicts.
If you want a better understanding of current events or want to develop negotiation and problem-solving skills, you are encouraged to come.
If you have any questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention anyone interested in joining Tiger Buddies. There will be an Informational Meeting on Wednesday, September 26th at 2:15 in the media center. Please join us for more details!
Key Club is sponsoring a supply drive for victims of Hurricane Florence through October 5. Please join our cause and help donate essentials such as paper towels, wipes, batteries, flashlights, diapers, cleaning spray and other necessities. Drop off locations are in Room 424 and Room 317.
Make Health a Habit
Namaste, yogis! The group Make Health a Habit! is excited to announce that we will be offering a monthly yoga practice to all students and staff. Join us tomorrow after school in Open Area 3 for a grounding yoga practice. No experience necessary and mats will be provided. See Mrs. Hatzl in room 320 with any questions.
Latinos Unidos is hosting their first Lotería game day on Tuesday, Sep.25th! Meet us in room 326 right after school! There will be prizes for the winners. Don’t miss out!
Do you like writing poems, short stories, or even non-fiction? Do you want to surround yourself with awesome writers who do, too? If so, come join us at Lit. Club in Lab 429 this Thursday, from 2:15-3 p.m. This week we’ll be writing about time and space travel Questions? See Mrs. Leyva in Room 424.
Happy MINDFUL Monday, Tigers! Last week, we introduced Mindful Breathing. The intention was to pay close attention to the feeling of breathing to help you relax and rest in the moment.
Today, we are going to try Mindful Listening.
This exercise is designed to open your ears to sound in a non-judgmental way, and indeed to train your mind to be less swayed by the influence of past experiences and preconception.
So much of what we “feel” is influenced by past experience. For example, we may dislike a song because it reminds of us of a breakup or another period of life when things felt negative.
So the idea of this exercise is to listen to some music from a neutral standpoint, with a present awareness that is unhindered by preconception.
Select a piece of music you have never heard before. You may have something in your own collection that you have never listened to, or you might choose to turn the radio dial until something catches your ear.
1. Close your eyes and put on your headphones.
2. Try not to get drawn into judging the music by its genre, title or artist name before it has begun. Instead, ignore any labels and neutrally allow yourself to get lost in the journey of sound for the duration of the song.
3. Allow yourself to explore every aspect of track. Even if the music isn’t to your liking at first, let go of your dislike and give your awareness full permission to climb inside the track and dance among the sound waves.
4. Explore the song by listening to the dynamics of each instrument. Separate each sound in your mind and analyze each one by one.
5. Hone in on the vocals: the sound of the voice, its range and tones. If there is more than one voice, separate them out as you did in step 4.
The idea is to listen intently, to become fully entwined with the composition without preconception or judgment of the genre, artist, lyrics or instrumentation. Don't think, hear.
If you have any questions or are interested in more, please see Mrs. Carbonneau (Carbon-o) in room 223 before school or 112 after school.