We'll begin The Client (John Grisham) almost immediately upon finishing Lord of the Flies. For Intro and Pre-AP students, that means you should have a copy of this book by Friday, Sept. 19th.
I recognize that it's a new year, new expectations, and all that. So, for about another week, if your grade is suffering because you haven't done the weekly agenda - DO IT, and show me at an appropriate time. If you haven't gone over the syllabus with a parental unit and turned the last page into me - DO IT, and turn it in. If you did less-than-amazing on the Land Paraphrases - REDO IT, and turn it back in with a note to that effect.
If something's not perfect at this point, FIX IT.
Your grade is entirely up to you.
I've created a Twitter account and Facebook group for class announcements and reminders. Neither are required, and everything you are required to know, do, have, etc., will still be HERE on the Class Website. What I WILL do, however, is send out reminders and periodic things I find interesting or amusing that relate in some way to class this year.
If you are in my Intro to Pre-AP or Pre-AP classes, you will need to register NOW in order to participate in the required online discussions of Lord of the Flies and other books we'll be reading throughout the year. Academic (2nd Hour) students are not required to do this part.
This is the semi-official class website for Mr. Koehn's 2014-2015 American Government / Oklahoma History classes. You are expected to visit regularly and will be responsible for information and material posted here.