Secondary English      

Homework assignments and project due dates are listed regularly on Gradelink. To be 100% sure of upcoming deadlines, you should ALWAYS check Gradelink. This site is a resource for you to find information, replace lost handouts, find out what you missed in class, etc.  

Student Essay Quote of the Week

"Welcome to America 2017, where if you're not offended by something, you are un-American." 

Word of the Week

Use this word in any of your writing assignments and get 5 pts. extra credit on that assignment.  You must highlight the word AND use it properly to get credit. 

cacophony /kəˈkäfənē/ (noun)

1. An unpleasant mixture of sounds; harsh noise, discord. 

Example Sentence:
Her thoughts were interrupted by a cacophony of squawks and 
wings beating against the chicken coop walls.

General Announcements

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Open to ALL students this summer. Log your reading minutes and earn mystery prizes. See Mrs. Colford to get your username and password - then log in to the website and track your reading! 


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Summer Library Hours
The library at GCS will be open for students enrolled for the 2018/2019 school year on specific dates from 9 AM - 12 PM. Students will be allowed to check out books, take AR quizzes, log their summer reading minutes, and just read during these days. A parent or guardian must stay with the student during these times. The open library dates are: 
  • June 21 & 28
  • July 12, 19 & 26
  • August 2, 9 & 16

I use the following books extensively in this class. I do not 
require students to purchase these texts, but I strongly 
recommend it. Both books are fairly inexpensive, and will be 
great resource to students during their high school career 
(and even into college).  I have provided links to these 
resources on this site, but a book is always more beneficial 
when one can write in it, mark it up, and make it one's own. 
For purchasing information, see the links below.