Mon Sep 9 2013, 5:00pm
District Meeting Room Portable
Regular Meeting


Approval of two novels for High School English


The text adoption committee would like to recommend adoption of two noves for high school English.  English Teacher Carol Saari will be available to address any questions the board may have on either novel.


The Heart of Darkness by Josepth Conrad: A dark allegory describes the narrator’s journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad’s finest, most enigmatic story.

The ebook is available free HERE


The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne's concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge as the first true heroine of American fiction. Arthur Dimmesdale, trapped by the rules of society, stands as a classic study of a self divided.

The ebook is available free HERE

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Administrative Recommendation /MOTION/ "I move we approve The Heart of Darkness, and The Scarlet letter for use in high school English classes."