Ms. Clifton

English Department

Journalism Club Adviser - The Little RHAMbler, The RHAMbler Magazine



  • @mscliftonrham on Instagram to see what books I'm reading and to see photos from my FFT Fellowship to study Native American cultures and storytelling in South Dakota, Montana, and Washington!


  • Read a book! Any book! Fiction, nonfiction, biography, memoir, graphic novel, comic book. Read magazines (print or online). Read news articles. You are always welcome to borrow books from Ms. Clifton's classroom. Reading helps your comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary, memory, empathy, and health!
  • Where to find Ms. Clifton Fall Semester:
              • Period 1 - Communications - Rm 102
              • Period 2 - Prep Period - Rm 114 (English office) - available for help
              • Period 3 - Topics in Contemporary Literature - Rm 102
              • Period 4 - Writing Lab - Rm 117 - available for writing help
              • Period 5 - English 9 Inquiry - Rm 102
              • Period 6 - Publication - Rm 633
              • Period 7 - Lunch - available for help when scheduled in advance
              • Period 8 - English 10 - Rm 102
  • Visit Writing Lab (Room 117 in the English pod) during a study hall for one-on-one help with writing assignments for any class or college application essays. Bring a copy of the assignment, a draft, and what specific aspects of your draft you'd like the teacher to examine (these can all be digital).
  • Need help with MLA formatting for an essay? Check out this website: Purdue Online Writing Lab: MLA Formatting and Style Guide


  • Opt in to receive daily or weekly emails from Google Classroom about assignments your student missed, assignments due soon, and class announcements/homework. Email Ms. Clifton if you'd like to be added to this.
  • Opt in to receive the Little RHAMbler newsletter that is emailed to parents and students every Friday from This newsletter features important announcements about clubs, field trips, guidance, and classes.
  • Ask children to tell you about what they did in English class each day. Ask them about books they're reading, projects they're working on, and essays they're writing.
  • Let your children see you reading - books, newspapers, magazines. If you'd like to read the same book your student is reading in class, let me know; I can get a copy for you.
  • Encourage your children to be problem solvers. Teach them it's okay to fail, because that's one of the best ways to learn.
  • Instill in your children the value of education. Children in many parts of the world would give almost anything to have the opportunities and resources provided to RHAM's students.