Announcements

  • To My Current 8th Graders It's that time of year again- Summer, Summer, Summer Time - (those that LIVED in the 90's know what I am talking about.)  It has been a great pleasure teaching you this year.  We have had plenty of discussions regarding Identity, Culture, Freedom, and Values.  We read many short stories, poems, and novels.  We wrote essays, designed websites, explained our favorite games, and gave speeches.  We learned a lot about ourselves and each other.  Thank you for allowing me to be your teacher.  I will miss each of you and I wish you all the best. 
    Posted May 30, 2017, 8:23 AM by Deneitra McElrath
  • 8th Grade ELA Theme for 4th Nine Weeks is Value and Causes.  Please note the following information on the novel we are reading:A Long Walk to WaterA Long Walk to Water is based on the true story of Salva, one of some 3,800 Sudanese "Lost Boys" airlifted to the United States beginning in the mid 1990s. Before leaving Africa, Salva's life is one of harrowing tragedy. Separated from his family by war and forced to travel on foot through hundreds of miles of hostile territory, he survives starvation, animal attacks, and disease, and ultimately leads a group of about 150 boys to safety in Kenya. Relocated to upstate New York, Salva resourcefully learns English and continues on to college ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2017, 8:24 AM by Deneitra McElrath
  • To Kill a Mockingbird English I students are reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, to Kill a Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.  8th grade ELA students are reading Copper Sun by Sharon Draper.  Amari's life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her family, and living in a beautiful village, she could not have imagined everything could be taken away from her in an instant. But when slave traders invade her village and brutally murder her entire family, Amari finds herself dragged away to a slave ship headed to the Carolinas, where she ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2017, 10:07 AM by Deneitra McElrath
  • Academic Family Fun Night Academic Family Fun Night is January 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Come out and see what Team 4 is doing.  Free spaghetti dinner will be available for those who RSVP.  Can't wait to see you!
    Posted Jan 11, 2017, 7:10 AM by Deneitra McElrath
  • Welcome to the 2016-2017 Academic Year! Greetings Griffin Parents and Students,  I pray you had an enjoyable and restful summer.  I look forward to meeting you and helping your student meet his or her full potential!  This will be an exciting and busy year.  I ask all Parents to sign up for REMIND to keep abreast of activities in your child's class. The class codes are as follows: 8th grade English (@dm83); English I (@dmE12016) and English I Stem (@7d4c2).   Parents please check out the Classes link that will take you directly to Google Classroom where all assignments will be posted.  Please be aware of the following supply requirements needed: pencils, pens, notebook paper, earbuds, composition notebook, and 3-ring binder.   If you have any ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 6:08 AM by Deneitra McElrath
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Deneitra McElrath

 Contact information:
Email: -deneitramcelrath@fcsdchromebooks.us
Phone - 803-635-4270
 Subjects taught:8th grade English &
English I Honors
 Available Meeting Times:By appointment.

Education:University of South Carolina - Bachelor of Arts -English Literature


This is my 3rd year teaching at Fairfield Middle School and I love every minute of it. I am currently serving as the English Department Chair and the FMS Jr. Beta Club Sponsor.