“The Door”

THE DOOR - Short Film from Octagon Films on Vimeo. added by Louise Curran Producer The Door “The Door” This film, by Juanita Wilson, is a powerful tribute to one family’s tragic experience following the Chernobyl nuclear accident that occurred in 1986 in what...
A word about Skyward

A word about Skyward

Okay, okay. I’ll admit it: As a teacher, I despise Skynet… er, ah, Skyward. However, as a parent of an MTHS student, I love Skyward Family Access.
So, I understand that I’m trying to have it both ways when it comes to this wonderful, horrible Web tool. Of course I want to know how my son is doing in his classes, but I don’t want to be enslaved to updating Skyward on a daily basis for my students.
But, it’s more complicated than that. Let me explain…

Parent/Guardian access to our classes

Parent/Guardian access to our classes

Accessing Student Online Systems at MTHS for Parents/Guardians Thanks to our incredible tech guru Christy Frary, here are the directions for you to follow if you want to observe your student’s work in any of my classes. It’s great and can really come in...
Welcome to Film Analysis

Welcome to Film Analysis

Get ready to have some cinematic fun – and be prepared to do a great deal of thinking, viewing, listening, talking, writing – and maybe even some producing. This course addresses the fundamental vocabulary, artistry and technology of film and basic film production. In...
Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai”

Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai”

Perhaps no foreign-made film has had a greater impact on cinema than  “Seven Samurai.” This film has been a regular feature at our bonus Film Nights and has been exceedingly popular. As I’ve frequently said, if you’re serious about film, you better watch...
Richard Kelly’s dark(o) debut

Richard Kelly’s dark(o) debut

“Donnie Darko” I’ve seen this film at least two dozen times and I still find new things to examine, question and ponder. Shoot, I still stumble and mumble whenever anyone asks me, “What’s ‘Donnie Darko’ about?” Frankly, I’m really not 100 percent sure. So, when I...