Instructions for using this site:  

I am using this space to store resources, links, handouts, and other information for each of my classes.  I will also occasionally use this home page to make announcements about upcoming activities, to remind students of important information, or to explore more deeply some idea or concept we've been wrestling with in our physical classroom.  

The "Contact" tab above contains information for students or parents who need to speak with me; please don't hesitate to ask questions about grades, plans, or what we're currently working on.  I welcome your feedback.  

If you would like to see my current class schedule, or if you would like to visit the sub-page for a particular class, please click on the "Class Information" tab.  

Finally,  scroll down to view my most recent announcements/blog posts.  Welcome to my site!

Edmodo Group Codes for Spring 2017

posted Jan 25, 2017, 11:52 AM by Brandon Fender

Students and parents can use the following codes to join our Edmodo class groups this semester.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
1st Period: i34gra
2nd Period: vker2f
3rd Period: 4hcb4d

Edmodo Group Codes for Fall 2016

posted Aug 31, 2016, 4:59 AM by Brandon Fender

Students and parents can use the following codes to join our Edmodo class groups this semester.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
1st Period: 7zeajz
2nd Period: txc5zw
4th Period: n6ui2s

Welcome Back, Students!

posted Aug 21, 2015, 1:54 PM by Brandon Fender

I'm looking forward to a new year, and we've got a lot of reading, writing, and speaking ahead of us.  Please take time to visit your individual course page, read over my class syllabus, and get your parents to sign the forms I will send home with you on day one.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  Good luck this semester!

Exam Schedule for My Classes

posted May 18, 2015, 8:00 AM by Brandon Fender   [ updated May 29, 2015, 6:26 AM ]

1st Period-AP English Literature:
Your final exam in this class is the formal "Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition" test.  This test will be administered at 8:00 am on Wednesday, May 6th at the Foothills Higher Education Center in Morganton.  Here's a link to map directions: https://goo.gl/maps/FYNcu.  There is no additional teacher-made final exam for this class.

3rd Period-English 11:
We will be reviewing on June 2 and June 3 (the "CTE/Teacher Made" exam days).  See the school's website for a detailed schedule; our class will meet both days.  Your final exam in this class is the state-mandated "NCFE for English III".  The test contains both multiple choice and short answer essay questions.  We will test on Monday, June 8, in room 56, during the afternoon session.  The exam will begin promptly at 12:20 pm.  Please arrive on campus by 12:00 pm.  

4th Period-English 10:
We will be reviewing on June 3 (the second of the "CTE/Teacher Made" exam days).  See the school's website for a detailed schedule; our class will only meet on the second day, but you will still meet with your other three classes on June 2.  Your final exam in this class is the state-mandated "EoC Test for English II".  The test contains both multiple choice and short answer essay questions.  We will test on Tuesday, June 9, in room 57, during the morning session.  The exam will begin promptly at 8:00 am, and it should end at approximately 11:30 am.  Lunch will be available on campus, and if you drive or can be picked up, you are welcome to leave before the afternoon session begins at 12:00 pm.  The buses will not run until 3:00 pm (normal schedule), so if you cannot arrange for alternate transportation you'll be stuck in the gym until the end of the school day (bring a book to read).

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