Mr. Met

Mr. Met

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thanks! & Congratulations

Well done senior class!  Congratulations, a high school diploma is nothing to shake a stick at.  I wish you guys all the best and am eager to see all of you walking across the stage at DAR next week.

I have posted most of the film projects under the "final film project"  link in the media section of the website.  You should check out one another's projects if you have a minute, they were, for the most part, excellent.  Final exam grades are posted as well.  Everything will be finalized by tomorrow afternoon.

Thank you again for a wonderful year-


Monday, May 9, 2016


Well this is it!!!!

Final Projects:

Again make sure your final projects are completed and submitted by your final exam testing period as that is the deadline and any work submitted afterward will not be graded.

You can submit films digitally via youtube, googledocs or vimeo OR you can just provide me a flashdrive which I can return during your graduation rehearsal.

I must hold onto all screenplays and storyboards in order to grade the final project- if you would like these back along with the project grading rubric I will hold them in my room (136) until the end of the official school year June 20th

Final Exam:

For the final exam there is no official MCPS review document as there was in the first semester as this exam has been generated by the 12th grade honors team.

You should review all of your class notes on satire, study the general satirical themes of the texts that we've covered in class and make sure you are familiar with the terms in your film packets that was distributed at the start of the fourth quarter.

There are review exercises that will be passed out in class for Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour", Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron" and Ernest Hemingway's "A Clean Well Lighted Place"

Please let me know if you have any questions


Oh! And Period 2- here is the remainder of the film from Friday... sorry about the mixup


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SH 5 Essays

Remember Slaughterhouse Five essay must be submitted by Monday (even) and Tuesday (odd).  This is the DEADLINE- there will be no extensions here

submit to
3-5 pages
works cited
at least 2 outside sources

Please see me or email with any questions


Friday, April 15, 2016

LINK + Handout

Saving Private Ryan Packets must be turned in next class (deadline)-- the deadline for Slaughterhouse Five Questions is next class as well

Please continue to work on your Slaughterhouse Five essays... see me or email with any questions


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Field Trip

Just a reminder to have permission slips in by THURSDAY! (for real this time).  There will be a brief assignment which will be posted on the website tomorrow.

Also remember to stay up to date with our homework calendar and see me with any questions

SH5 discussion ?s deadline - FRIDAY!
SH5 final essay deadline - MAY 2/3
Final Film Project deadline- MAY 13

For those of you who are looking at schools or may have already been accepted to a school that might be a bit pricier than you had expected... check out the link below!

For those of you into documentary films or really smart people Ken Burns is giving a free lecture at the Kennedy Center on Monday May 9th-- tickets are available at NEH.GDV


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Grades + SH 5 + Field Trip

Third Quarter Grades have been finalized so if you are curious what grades you have now is the time to check it out.  Please see me with any questions you may have regarding those grades so we can clear them up prior to the end of the quarter.

*Speaking of which you must take your MCPS mid semester assessment by Thursday afternoon in order to get credit for the assignment.  Please see me ASAP if you have not yet taken the assessment

Continue working on Slaughterhouse Five- please just read!  That's all I ask...READ-- Most of the discussion questions will be completed in class but you can't pass the quizzes or complete the dqs OR speak intelligently about the text or the satirical meaning of the text if you haven't read the text

Finally, the deadline for the permission slips for our field trip is THIS FRIDAY!!!


Tuesday, March 22, 2016


First off:
Mr. Clay's brother is working on improving the FAFSA process and would like some input from actual students. If you could take a minute to complete the survey below it would be appreciated.

Here’s a quick link:
There seems to be a substantial rise in absences on the dates of exams and paper deadlines.  Must just be an odd coincidence.  I just wanted to remind everyone that you are responsible for missed work when you are not in class.  Furthermore, it is not my responsibility to track each one of you down individually to get you the materials that you missed.... rather it is quite the opposite.  Please review the syllabus and familiarize yourselves with policies regarding due dates and deadlines.
This obviously does not apply to all of you.  In fact I would say that most of you are doing exceptional work.  I have been pleased with the level of commitment you have shown to your students and the overall engagement that I've seen in class.  So for all of you who fit into the above group... great work...keep it up. 
Please let me know if you have any questions