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If you have questions, contact the following student leader through School Loop:



Mansi K.

Samuel V.


Faculty Facilitator 

Miss Burke

Room 25


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Short Story Club Locker

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The story collection is in two parts in the locker above. 

Short Story Club

Miss Burke will not continue The Short Story Club after 2017-2018. 


Depending upon the year, teachers who sponsor an approved/ academic club are given five to ten hours of yard duty credit. Despite three years and many hours of meeting to read, write, and discuss stories, the club was never recognized as an academic club.  Due to this, Miss Burke will be using her time in other ways. 


If students are interested in continuing the club, they should find a teacher moderator to sponsor the club or take initiative and create their own, perhaps meeting in the library or meeting online.  


Happy writing! 

Applications and Acceptance 2017-2018

Updated 10/3/17 10:30 AM - All applications and writing samples have been reviewed.  Students who made the Short Story Club were sent a Loop Mail message with directions.  A list will also be posted outside of Miss Burke's room.  A few students were sent a loop mail, asking to submit additional writing.  Thank you for your interest in the club.



Update 10/1/17 8:45 AM - Students who applied to the Short Story Club were sent a loop mail, confirming that their application was received




Applications have been delivered to your English teacher and sent to you through Loop Mail.  


Applications and quality writing sample are due no later than Friday, the 29th, by lunch, in room 25. 



Changes for the Short Story Club

In order to have a more dedicated club and worthwhile meetings, we will have the following changes in the 2017-2018 school year.

  • students will be required to apply to the club. Along with an ...more

What We Do!

  1. Read and Discuss Carefully-Selected Short Stories
  2. Read and Discuss Advice from an Award-Winning Published Author, Gail Carson Levine
  3. Receive Creative Writing Prompts and Have Time to Write
  4. Read and Critique Each Other's Writing
  5. Get to Know Like-Minded Students
  6. Have Fun while Nurturing our Writing and Reading Skills 

Gail Carson Levine








Her Books on Writing

Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly



Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink 


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Meetings for 2017-2018

We will meet at lunch in room 25 on Thursdays


Bring your lunch, paper, and a pen/pencil


October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 


November 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30th


December  7th and 21st


January 11th, 18th, and 25th


February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd


March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th


April 12th (last meeting)


Collection team meetings on Mondays.  Check your loop mail. 


Club Purpose

1) to provide opportunities for students to develop their writing skills

2) to expose students to worthwhile short stories

3) to provide an opportunity for students to have their work critiqued by peers

4) to have fun

5) to support the Humanities in an environment that privileges science, math, and technology

6) to provide a meeting place and a community for a diverse body of students with a common interest. 


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