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Projects from Miss Piagesi’s English Class

The following projects were submitted to by students of Salisbury High School English teacher, Miss Jennifer Piagesi.

Paige Ackerman

For my Honors English class we read the Greek plays, Oedipus and Antigone written by Sophocles. After we finished reading the two plays, we were assigned to complete a project that utilized the knowledge we gained from reading these plays. I decided to create a mask reflecting a character from Oedipus. I chose to illustrate Creon’s personality and emotion in my mask. Creon is a very wise man who often gives Oedipus words of wisdom to help lead Oedipus in the right direction. I decided to illustrate the wise attributes of Creon by using an animal that many consider to have that personality. My mask is of an owl and shows Creon’s emotional aspect of his personality. The purpose of the red feathers is to infer that later on in the Oedipus plays, Creon becomes greedy and shows anger towards Oedipus’ family. Creon denies one of Oedipus’ son a proper burial because he turns against Creon and tries to become king. I chose to create my mask reflecting Creon’s character because I feel Creon reminds me of my grandfather who always leads me in the right direction. My grandfather constantly gives me words of wisdom when I am in the process of making a difficult decision. I chose to show Creon’s knowledgeable personality in my mask because for the majority of the play, Creon gives Oedipus advice on how to rule the people of Thebes. Overall, my mask displays Creon’s personality which consists of being wise.

Amy Zamora

From this project I learned about the overall story of Antigone and why there was conflict between characters. This project is different because it ties in a modern family who had the same problems as this ancient one. To complete this project I used the technology offered by the laptops; overall aiding in my research and in the easiness of the overall task. I hope you enjoy my project.

Antigone Character Political Views: Differences and Similarities presentation.

Ian Carey

This project allowed me to investigate the movie effects available through iMovie, specifically the audio and lighting effects. I was able to use these effects and my learned knowledge of them to create a piece which accurately portrayed my tone when reading poetry allowed. I will use these tools when creating visual aids and presentations in order to get my point across when appropriate. Sometimes it was challenging to manipulate or apply the effect to have the desired impact on the audience.


Summer Computer Camp

The Salisbury Township School District is pleased to offer incoming 5th and 6th grade students (2012-13 school year) the opportunity to participate in a free summer computer camp.

Participants will work together to create and share multimedia projects using a variety of software on the Mac. Computers, cameras and iPads will be provided.

The workshops will be led by Christina Westfall and Matt Ritter, computer technicians in the school district.

Session A
Location: Western Salisbury Elementary
Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19 – 9 AM to 11 AM

Session B
Location: Western Salisbury Elementary
Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19 – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Session C
Location: Harry S. Truman Elementary
Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26 – 9 AM to 11 AM

Session D
Location: Harry S. Truman Elementary
Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26 – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

All sessions are open to incoming 5th and 6th grade students, regardless of which elementary school the child attends. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

You can register your children by completing the online form at

Please direct any questions to Christina Westfall ( or Matt Ritter ( or call 610-797-2062.

You can learn more about the Summer Computer Camp for 5th and 6th grade students by downloading the Summer Computer Camp Flier.


TL2014 – Parent Survey

As we near the conclusion of year one of TL2014, we invite parents to share their thoughts on the increased access to technology. Your responses are completely anonymous and will help make the TL2014 initiative even better in year two. Thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to participate. This survey will close on FRIDAY, MAY 4.

Click HERE or go to to access the TL2014 Parent Survey.


The Herd – Please Vote!

This story contributed by junior Tommy Walters. Please visit the YouTube link and vote!

About a month ago, I finished a video for a scholarship program called the Courageous Persuaders, an organization that aims to reduce alcohol use among young people. The video made it through the first round of judging and could now win me a $2,500 scholarship. The video and the actors also have a shot at getting on TV in Michigan where the contest is located. My video can win if I get the most “likes” on YouTube by May 1. Thanks for your vote!


7th Grade Poetry

Mrs. Prokesch, 7th grade English Language Arts teacher at Salisbury Middle School, completed a unit on poetry with all of her 7th grade classes. Students wrote several different types of poems and constructed them into poetry booklets.The students in the video below wrote some of the best poems from Mrs. Prokesch’s classes. Great job students!

Watch the video to see our students reading their selected poems.

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