Mr. Sparks's Class!

Welcome to Mr. Sparks's 5th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies class!


Dear students and families,

As another new school year begins, I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Zach Sparks, and I am one of the 5th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies teachers here at Laurel Mountain. It is my profound privilege to work with your child this school year.

The 2018-19 school year will mark my third year as a member of the Laurel Mountain learning community and my eleventh year of teaching overall. Along with teaching 5th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies, I serve as the campus coordinator of our Destination Imagination program, which affords select students the opportunity to creatively problem solve in a STEM setting. Also, I was recently elected as the Destination Imagination Regional Director for Round Rock ISD, Leander ISD, Georgetown ISD and surrounding districts. As you can imagine, I am fulfilled by all work I can do with as many students as possible.

With the school year fast approaching, I invite you to read more about me and my mission in working with your child this school year by clicking here. Encouraging, empowering and inspiring your child to learn all that he or she can in order to reach their full potential will be paramount in making the 2018-19 school year a success for all of us. I look forward to working together with each of you, students and parents!


Mr. Sparks

Announcements & Reminders (A's & R's)

  • The Homework Hub page has been updated as of November 29th. Click on the navigation to keep up with all Language Arts and Social Studies homework assignments.
  • Parents! If you'd like to help out our classroom, please visit our Wish List website to find materials, supplies or items you can donate or give to help us out! Any contributions are appreciated! :)
  • The YMCA Field Trip from September and that was rescheduled for Wednesday, October 17th has been postponed to the Spring. Stay tuned for more updates!
  • The Winter Holiday is December 20-January 8! Enjoy this time to rest, eat lots and recharge! :)
  • The Autumn Student Showcase will be held on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the LME Cafeteria. Check the Class Activities or Homework Hub page for more info!

Follow Mr. Sparks on Twitter

Mr. Sparks is on Twitter! Please follow me by clicking this link: @MrSparksLME!

I will continually post classroom photos and information, along with loads of information regarding Destination Imagination. You may even find some info about the Florida Gators there, too! :)

Tweet you soon!


10111 D-K Ranch Road

Austin, Texas 78759

Office: 512.464.4300