Above: Weber English department members (from left) Mike Bennett, Sam Bradford, Holly Chesser, Leigh Herman and Corinne Skott attend the teachers conference in downtown Atlanta (Photo by Dana Huff).
Weber School English teachers led a session at the National Council of Teachers of English conference at the Georgia World Congress Center the weekend before Thanksgiving.
The Weber session, “Creative Public Works: Research-Based Art as Social Justice Advocacy,” was based on work done in the 10th-grade “Reading the World” class.
Weber developed the Creative Public Works project with the Marist School. The project enhances research skills with a sense of self and responsibility.
Tide Rolls With Menorah
The University of Alabama will have a public menorah display on campus for the first time in the Tuscaloosa school’s history this Chanukah.
After receiving a request last year from Jewish students for a menorah to join the Christmas tree on campus, the university is letting students in Alabama’s Chabad chapter erect and maintain a chanukiah outside the Ferguson Student Center from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1.
“I am proud to be part of the Tide and proud of my Jewish faith,” said Zach Greenberg, the president of the University of Alabama Chabad Student Group. “We are excited to share this important part of our religious and cultural heritage with the rest of campus this Chanukah season.”
The students will hold a public celebration with latkes and sufganiyot at the Crimson Promenade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29.