20C Survey U1-01: Personal Information, 2012-13

If I have not had you in class before, please help me to get to know you, and give me some key contact information in case I need to reach you urgently.

Name


  1. What is your nickname?


  1. What is an email address by which you are sure to be reached? If this is not the one on file with the school, say so!.


  1. What is your cell phone number?


  1. You have been at WFS since (grade)?


  1. Your siblings' names, and ages?


  1. Your favorite subjects in school are:


  1. Your favorite things to do are:


  1. After college, you think you might like to go into:


  1. "I have done well in History/SS courses in the past." Do you feel this applies to you?
    Yes
    No


  1. You success or lack of it in History/SS courses in the past has been due primarily to:


  1. The grade you reasonably hope to earn in this course is: 


  1. To what extent does each statement describe you correctly? (1=No, not at all. 2=Yes, partly. 3=Yes, very much so.)

            1 2 3      
      I read for pleasure frequently.  Not at all Very much so  
      When I read for pleasure, I often choose non-fiction. Not at all Very much so  
      I have read at least one non-fiction book in the past 12 months. Not at all Very much so  
      I read the news (including online) daily.  Not at all Very much so  
      I follow the news by watching a news show daily.  Not at all Very much so  
      I read opinion columns/blogs regularly (in newspapers, magazines or online) Not at all Very much so  
      I watch non-fiction TV shows regularly (e.g., History or Discovery Channel) Not at all Very much so  
      I am very interested in politics. Not at all Very much so  
      I am very interested in improving the world.  Not at all Very much so  
      My family often discusses world issues around the dinner table.  Not at all Very much so  
      I have liked to play computer strategy games (like Civilization). Not at all Very much so  
      I devote much time daily to social media (like Facebook). Not at all Very much so  
      I have regularly participated in an H-SS-related club in the Upper School.  Not at all Very much so  


  1. What you would like to accomplish this term, with regard to skills or knowledge is:


  1. The "Organization of American States" is like the United Nations, but focused on diplomacy among countries in the Americas. Every year WFS sends about 20 students to a 4-day conference in Washington DC where they present and debate resolutions with other students from many schools. To prepare for this event, candidates meet once a cycle during lunch beginning on January, for a December conference. Might you be interested in taking part?  


  1. The QuizBowl Club meets once a cycle during lunch to engage in friendly competition between 4-person teams answering questions that test knowledge of the world and academic subjects. They also prepare for competitions against 4-person teams from other schools. Might you be interested in taking part?  


  1. The World Affairs Club meets once a cycle during lunch to debate timely topics of public controversy in international affairs or US politics. Might you be interested in taking part?  


  1. Wilmington Friends organizes a Geography School-Wide Competition once a year, after school, in November, in the week before Winter Sports begin. Students answer sets of geography questions of rising difficulty, and the highest scorers win recognition as the champions for their grade, or division, and book prizes. Might you be interested in taking part? 


  1. This year the Delaware Opera invites students to attend dress rehearsals of the famous operas Cavelleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, H.M.S. Pinafore, and Macbeth. I help organize WFS groups' free attendance to the dress rehearsals. Might you be interested in taking part? 





Teacher, club sponsor, and student of history and philosophy
Wilmington Friends School
Wilmington, DE