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Thoughts from the masters.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Joseph Conrad

To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.

Joseph Conrad
Richard Yates

“Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.”

Richard Yates
Louise Erdrich

“We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”

Louise Erdrich
Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

AP Language, Debate, and Word Clues

Debate 2: Surveillance

Our second debate topic will be on the subject of surveillance by the federal government. Our three topics: Do government surveillance programs work? Are they effective at preventing terrorism? Do government surveillance programs violate civil liberties and/or the Constitution? Should the government have backdoor access to encrypted servers, sites, and devices? Please be prepared to […]


AP Language Columbus Day Revision 1.1

Your 1.1 revision of the Columbus Day is due on Wednesday, September 28 in class. While this is only a two-paragraph revision, it’s important that this revision reflect careful editing and attention to detail. There should be no errors in this revision! The editing assignment Paragraph organization strategy guide Paragraph organization strategy guide two STAMPY introductions An […]


Debate Quest: Ancient Greek Philosophy

We’ll have a quest over ancient Greek philosophy on Wednesday. It will cover the material from these notes: Introduction to Philosophy Socrates Plato Aristotle Epicurus You may use a note card for the quest, but the highest grade you can receive if you use one is an 84.  


AP Language Essay 2: Columbus Day

The second AP Language essay will be due on Sunday, September 25 at 12:00 p.m. The prompt is located here. Please submit your document to dpogreba@gmail.com and read the prompt before you write. It has specific quotes you can use to make your essay stronger. For this draft, make sure that your paragraphs have logical […]


High School Sports Revision Guide, Deadlines, and Process

You will all receive your high school sports first drafts back by Wednesday in class. If you are satisfied with your grade on the paper, please place it in your folder in the back of the classroom. If you would like to revise, the revision is due in class on Monday, September 19. All revisions this […]