Course Name: College Prep Journalism 1
Teacher: Mrs. DeWinkeleer
- Open to grades 9-12.
- May be used as a senior English for grade 12, but it is an elective for grades 9, 10 & 11.
- This is a full-year class.
- Once you have taken J1, you can apply to be an editor in journalism 2 then continue taking journalism 3 & 4.
When you take Journalism 1 as a class, you are automatically a reporter, an important staff member of the award-winning print and online news publication The Lancer Spirit.
What the class is like: As a reporter, you will learn how to interview sources and how to write a variety of articles: news, features, sports, opinion, reviews, etc.
Get published & produce multimedia content: Plus, since we have both an online AND print version of the publication, you will not only be able to produce written work, but also multimedia elements like photo galleries, podcasts, videos, social media posts, etc. You’ll also learn how to write for and design the magazine as well, using programs like InDesign, Photoshop, Canva, etc.
We run Mr. LHS: The Lancer Spirit also runs Mr. LHS, so as a reporter, you will get the chance to help with this much-loved LHS tradition!
Awards: Lancer Spirit Online was awarded a Silver Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) in 2022. The Lancer Spirit has also been recognized as an “All New England” top publication by the New England Scholastic Press Association (NESPA) for the past several years. CSPA and NESPA have also recognized individual students for their articles, and these awards are proudly displayed in room 411.
Please see Mrs. DeWinkeleer or any Lancer Spirit staff member in room 411 with questions. To see what The Lancer Spirit is all about, click on www.lancerspiritonline.com.
Course Name: College Prep Yearbook
Teacher: Mrs. Diamond
In the Yearbook course, you will be an official member of the Londonderry High School Reflections Yearbook staff and be a part of creating this exciting, historical publication that everyone looks forward to at the end of each school year.
Yearbook class provides you with the opportunity to learn in many areas (photography, graphic design, image editing, writing, online desktop publishing, proofing, print publication process, business) and you will have the chance to pick the areas you want to focus on. You also gain beneficial life skills such as communication, time management, team building, problem solving, and leadership.
Work completed in Yearbook can even be included in portfolios or pointed to as evidence of running the business side of a large organization. Not only does Yearbook fulfill your computer graduation requirement, but also many students have used their yearbook experience on college transcripts and in interviews as proof that they have done “real world” work.
Course Name: Online Multimedia
Teacher: Teachers may vary
NO PREREQUISITES. Grades 9-12
What will I do? Record and edit high quality audio and video. Become a better photographer. Interview people. Write to be listened to, the way people really talk. Learn how to promote activities and events. Develop social media content. Create podcasts. Cover events. Make a music show.
The class is entirely hands-on, and project based. Student work is featured on Lancer Spirit Online (LSO) and WLLO-LP, our FM and online radio station.