Welcome to freshman English! See college prep class summer reading project information on District page under For Parents and Students.
GET INVOLVED: the JMHS school newspaper meets each Wednesday after school in room 520; Jackson Views, our literary magazine, meets each Thursday after school in room 404. Volunteers welcome!!
Problems or concerns? See Mrs. D. after school in room 517. Remember, you create your own success.
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All policies and procedures are followed per student handbook. Cell phone usage is teacher-directed.
- I expect you to be on time to class every day.
- Bathroom breaks are permitted either at the beginning or at the end of class.
- Enter this room prepared: get enough sleep, eat breakfast, bring a pen, don’t forget your homework, and bring the assigned book with a cover on it.
- Late homework is not accepted unless you have been absent. If you are absent due to a school activity, I expect you to check the class page and bring in the required work.
- Please be respectful and courteous to me and to your fellow classmates at all times. This must be a place where everyone can feel comfortable. Raise your hand if you have something relevant to contribute.
- As mandated by the JMHS English department, your grade will be determined as follows: Honors English 1- 65%-tests, quizzes, projects and other assessments, 25%- homework, and 10%- class participation; English 1- 50%- tests, quizzes, projects and other assessments, 30%- homework and 20%- class participation. All freshmen must take final exams.
- Essays and projects should be typed and are due on the day assigned. I must have a hard copy; do not e mail assignments to me. Your grade on the assignment will drop a letter grade for each day late.
- Some assignments are e mailed to Turnitin.com. You will need an e mail address and a password that you can remember.
- You are responsible for checking Genesis and Schoolwires. If you have been absent, you must get the notes from me or a classmate, turn in late homework and make up the Do Now.
- Notebook tests are given. They consist of questions from the Do Now book, the planner, homework, and notes.
- Unless I have a meeting, I am available every day after school for help. Let’s have a great semester!
Final exam schedule:
Shortened days for exams on January 30 and 31.
Schools closed/Teachers report for transition day February 1.
First day of new semester: February 4.
Valentines Day February 14!!
Presidents' Day February 18 - Schools Closed
Period 1: We will begin our analysis of Of Mice and Men, the classic John Steinbeck novel of loyalty, friendship and the American Dream. If you are absent, read the next chapter and complete study guide.
HONORS: What is a hero? What is the meaning of loyalty? What would you do for your country? It's time for Homer's epic Odyssey. It is your responsibility to review study guide each evening. Final test January 24.
Grading percentages for English I are as follows: 50% assessment, 30% homework and 20% participation. The final exam is worth 16% of your grade in this class.
Grading percentages for Honors English I are as follows: 65% assessment, 25% homework and 10% participation. Furthermore, the final exam is worth 16% of your grade. To be eligible for Honors English II, your final grade in this course must be an 85 or higher.
Accessing school library databases at home? Select either jmhs or Jackson08527 as the username. (The password is the same as the username.)
IF YOU ARE ABSENT, it is your responsibility to check our Class Page, hand in homework, make up Do Now and planner. Bring workbook to class every day. If you are on a school trip, work must be handed in ahead of time.
Online textbook website is my.hrw.com. Your username is your student id and "@jsd". All passwords are "student1". Pull down menu, select "Collections" book title. Go to student e-book, yellow icon. Problems? Contact hrw help desk.
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