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Writing & Journalism

Creative Writing

Creative Writing provides students with opportunities to examine models of good writing and to compose pieces in various genres, including short stories, poetry, personal essays, memoirs, plays, and screenplays. The experience for students is enhanced by the benefit of visiting with real-world working authors.

Creative Writing reading event with teacher Angelique Jamail

Journalism / Newspaper - The Falcon

In journalism, students will write a range of stories, including news, features, opinion, sports, and entertainment. Students will learn to write for different audiences and purposes, practice revision, and create clear and meaningful stories that meet standards of accuracy, grammar, style, and journalistic ethics.




This course is for students who are interested in contributing to the publication of the Kinkaidian yearbook. The yearbook is more than a treasured keepsake for students and alumni; it is a historical record. As members of the Kinkaidian staff, students are responsible for documenting the history of the year through writing and photography to create a printed memory book reflecting the events, lives, and spirit of the people of the given school year. Students will learn the elements of journalism, visual storytelling, and graphic design. They will use platforms including Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.