WELCOME TO THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR!  

                    I am thrilled to work with you to make this a successful year!

***Announcements:  -Picture Day (9th-11th) - This Friday, 8/25!  *PE class
                                -Next Monday, 8/28- Double Assembly Schedule *see school website for                                         schedule



**English Lab is a class designed to ensure students' success in their English class.  Students will see improvement in their academic skills (reading comprehension, writing, language, speaking and listening), organizational skills, study skills, and self-confidence/esteem.  

**Students will have assignments for my class and will also work on the current assignments they need to complete for their English classes.  I am there to assist them.  Please see their English teacher's website to see what assignments they need to work on for their English class.  They need to work hard to complete their assignments at home for their English classes and other classes and get as much done on the assignments as they can.  When they are in my class, they only have a limited amount of time each day to get assistance on their English assignments.  They should not rely on my class time to complete all of their homework.  

*Experiences In Literature & Composition examines literary genres such as the novel, short story, essay, and poem through high interest literature.  The course will also develop basic and practical writing skills in response to the literature read.  This course will give individualized instruction to students in order to prepare them for successful completion of future academic endeavors.

**Please sign up for Remind on your cell phones, so I can text you reminders with important information.
*Enter this number: 81010
*Text this message:  @lauraqu (for English 9 Lab)
*Text this message:  @expinl (for Exp. In Lit & Comp.)
*Text this message:  @lauraqua (for English 10/11 Lab)

*Email for Remind:
*To: lauraqu@mail.remind.com (English 9 Lab)
*To: expinl@mail.remind.com (Exp. In Lit. & Comp.)
*To: lauraqua@mail.remind.com (English 10/11 Lab)

**CELL PHONES:  Cell phones are a major distraction for the students and the teacher in the classroom.  Students must turn off their cell phones (or silence them and put them away) before entering my classroom.  If they choose to break this rule, they will have the consequence stated below for the 1st offense.

 They only have permission to turn their cell phones on, if I tell them they can turn them on for an educational purpose.  

*Here is the consequence for the 1st offense: ·    

  •  Referral to SSO with cell phone, teacher  documents  warning, parent contacted by SRL, device held in office until end of school day. 

*Get involved at school!!  We have a variety of clubs available for you!  See the list under the "Forms and Docs" section!

 **Please donate a box of tissues for our classroom.  We want to stay healthy.  Thanks so much.