Volunteer Opportunity for JHS Eagles Ages 16+

Volunteers Needed!

Jamestown’s Famous O-Crew Orientation for incoming freshmen will

Freshmen Orientation Tuesday September 2nd

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Behind the Scenes at O-Crew Training

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O-Crew Leaders Train for Orientation

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Constitutional Literacy Class Offered by Willliam and Mary Law School

Area high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take a free class on the campus of William and Mary.  Constitutional Literacy is a semester long class taught in the historic Wren Building one evening a week.  The class will focus on how courts have interpreted the U.S. Constitution to define the rights and responsibilities of students and other United States citizens.

The class will be taught by a number of dedicated William and Mary law students and faculty who have been prepared in advance by public school teachers.  Teachers will challenge students to understand both the costs and benefits of interpreting the Constitution one way as opposed o another.  Students will be asked to choose or to take a side on key issues, encouraging critical thinking and writing.  Through preparing to discuss constitutional issues in a moot court tournament, students will learn to speak intelligently on their feet.   The class will show on your transcript as a Pass/Fail. See your Guidance Counselor for more information and to enroll.  Class begins September 15, enrollment by September 22nd at the latest.

Class Times: Tuesdays 4:45 – 6:15.

For more information see the Constitutional Literacy Brochure if you have additional questions, contact Patrick Slebonick psslebonick@wm.edu.

Class Topics

  • First Amendment, Facebook and Twitter
  • Federalism
  • Religion and Public Schools
  • Search and Seizure
  • The 8th Amendment’s Ban on Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  • Equal Protection Under the Law
  • Rights of the Accused
  • Fundamental Rights, Immigration and the DREAM Act
  • The 4th Amendment, GPS and Your Cell Phone