MRS. SCHENCK'S WEB PAGE
Lux et umbra vicissim, sed semper amor.
"Light and shadow by turns, but always love." Copyright 1987 by Helen Cresswell
Welcome, and I hope you'll explore my web site, which was created during a course I took in 2001. Part of the website contains required elements and my students' assignments; the rest is more or less personal data--
built not only as part of the course, but because I like html.
If you have forgotten an assignment, please check here for the schedule. You may click on any class, then scroll up or down on the assignment page.
If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed.
But we are more than logical.
We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work. ~Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Latin students interested in Pompeii should click on the nuntius!
For a great source for prefixes, suffixes and roots, click on
the Capitoline Wolf!
Favorite Internet Sites
Perhaps my favorite site on the Web is the homepage our our discussion group for Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books, where I serve as a moderator of this group of over 3000 fans of her writing.
Another favorite is A.Word.A.Day. Frequently I send Latinate words to my poor, beleaguered students.
I also love to sing , both in class and out. An alto II, I write grammar songs for my students, and sing in two groups at church. Those creative outlets are a necessity!
Click on the helmet to see Latin Club pictures.
Click on the sax to see my school website. There you'll find links to
the Hamburg Area School District, where I am a teacher of Latin and occasionally German.
Click on the mortarboard to see pictures of our 2012 Commencement! Latin IV in 2007 was the first class in over 50 years!
My 1977 Volare and 1977 Thunderbird
Click on Justin Hayward's picture or the Volare emblem!
My favorite songwriter/guitarists
Click on the stone circle to read the Vita I was required to write for my Internet course.
I grew up in Pittsburgh. Click on the trolley and token
for some nostalgia from The Steel City!
Click here to view Kurt's SU Commencement pictures!
In 2008 he received his M.A. from Point Park University, and is a senior copywriter for Juice Pharma, Inc. on Manhattan.
Click here to see Juli's MU Commencement pictures, right below Kurt's. She received her M.Mus. from The Eastman School of Music in 2011
and is now working on her doctorate at LSU.
I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not spend my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
Click on the violets below for some family pictures and our genealogy!