Please Support Mr. Viskanta’s Senior English Class

December 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Mr. Viskanta is trying to raise $300 by December 31st to buy books for his Senior English class. He’s already raised $100 – can you help him reach his goal? Here’s a note from Mr. Viskanta, and here’s a link to the project page.

Dear DPMHS Supporters,

Many of you are familiar with our shortage of novels at DPMHS. As a new school, we haven’t had the opportunity to build depth with a variety of full class sets of texts.

The book “Bastard out of Carolina” covers a wide range of themes that I believe our seniors will find compelling.

It will not only “stand the test of time” but ties in well with two new important requirements for our schools: Common Core and California’s new law SB48, which requires materials include the contributions of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender in social studies classes. While I teach English, there is ample evidence that inclusive curriculum contributes to a safer and more positive school environment.

Thank you for your consideration!

Mr. Viskanta