ACHS Weekly Update 11/22/19

The English Department offered a Medieval Feast to enhance Learning!

The Medieval Feast came about in 2005 as a way to create a period-specific, and hands-on experience for the students.  Teacher, Catherine Roby, a medieval reenactor and lover of the time period, especially understanding their culture, cooking, and recipes.  The collection of recipes that the students use come from England and across Europe, with a few from the Middle East, and are documented to cookbooks of the time.  Since 2012 or so, English 4 teachers have all gotten on board with the project, and it’s definitely a culinary adventure for all of them.  Food connects people across time and culture, and the students come to understand that medieval people, in many ways, weren’t so different from themselves, but it gives Ms. Roby a chance to incorporate cultural information on everything from medieval daily life to the spice trade across the Silk Road.

 

On Friday, Girls’ Cross-Country Team finished in fifteenth place in their heat, and Jaime Gonzalez placed 55th as an individual in his race to complete their season at the CIF-SS Division 1 Prelims at the Riverside Cross-Country Course.

Football was victorious over Downey, 28-27, in the CIF-SS Division 4 Quarterfinals.  They will be at home at Moorpark College on Friday at 7 PM against Loyola in the CIF-SS Division 4 Semi-Finals.