Mr Donn: English II Pre-AP & Gifted, Media Arts I & II

 

 

Neville High School's mission is to inspire, educate, and motivate students to become productive citizens. 
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Summer 2016 Reading Requirements for ALL Neville students is attached below.  Summer reading and projects are required for ALL Neville students.  Please email me at ronald.donn@mcschools.net if you have any questions!


CLICK HERE FOR:  2016 Summer Reading for ALL Grades.docx
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ABOUT ME, AB
OUT OUR CLASS:


 I am proud to teach 
English II Pre-AP and Gifted at Neville High School.  My background includes a Masters + 30 in English Liberal Arts, Gifted Certification, and publication of contemporary writing. I also serve on the Renaissance academic awards program committee and coach our Newspaper staff for The Neville Tradition, Neville's own student-run newspaper.  


Below is some essential information about expectations at the beginning of the year, including a materials list for my class.  Students will be directed to a complete set of class guidelines when they return to school.  

 
CONTACT:


Neville HS Main Building, Room 336  
Phone:     318-323-2237 ext. 1236 (Parents:  Please call during 4th period only!)
Parents email any time:  ronald.donn@mcschools.net

Click here for student and faculty handbooks!


Homeroom Schedule

Regular

Schedule

Assembly

Schedule

First Bell

7:30

First Bell

7:30

Homeroom

7:35-7:45

First Bell

7:30

Assembly

7:35-8:35

1st Period

7:50-8:45

1st Period

7:35-8:33

1st Period

8:40-9:26

2nd Period

8:49-9:41

2nd Period

8:37-9:32

2nd Period

9:30-10:16

3rd Period

9:45-10:37

3rd Period

9:36-10:29

3rd Period

10:20-11:05

4th Period

10:41-11:33

4th Period

10:33-11:26

4th Period

11:09-11:54

1st Lunch

11:33-11:58

1st Lunch

11:26-11:56

1st Lunch

11:54-12:19

5th Period

11:37-12:29

5th Period

11:30-12:23

5th Period

11:58-12:43

1st Lunch

Class

12:03-12:54

1st Lunch Class

12:00-12:53

1st Lunch Class

12:24-1:08

2nd Lunch

12:29-12:54

2nd Lunch

12:23-12:53

2nd Lunch

12:43-1:08

6th Period

12:59-1:51

6th Period

12:57-1:50

6th Period

1:13-1:58

7th Period

1:55-2:45

7th Period

1:54-2:45

7th Period

2:02-2:45



"THIS WEEK" PAGE:  
Your role in your child's education is essential to your child's future.  Stay informed!  When classes are in session, click to visit my "This Week" page for day-by-day descriptors of class activities and homework tasks.  

REMIND DOT COM!  Receive text reminders about class assignments and due dates.

CLASS MATERIALS:  

-Stapler (Get one that will last) 

-Black and red ink pens (Students will get points off for pencil or blue ink on any graded work)
-Highlighters (yellow and blue)
-Two 100-page composition notebooks (Get the speckled kind. Do not NOT use spirals, which fall apart. Notebooks are periodically collected and graded each nine weeks!)

-Loose leaf paper

-Durable 3-ring binder** with pockets and separator tabs (Minimum of 2". . .students will be given hole-punched packets, readings, and tasks all year. . .students' binders are their textbooks AND workbooks).  Students must not combine English class materials with other classes.  This will lead to lost notes and materials, and could radically affect students' grades
-A box of tissues (the more the merrier)

Suggested binder organization:

   -Current Unit Readings/Materials

   -Current Tasks/Activities, including weekly vocabulary

   -Loose leaf paper/pencil bag for supplies

**Because cheap or mishandled 3-ring binders are notorious for breaking down, some students choose to use a file folder system, or an accordion folder, to keep materials organized.  This is acceptable and encouraged, as long as file folders are LETTER SIZED (fits standard 8.5 X 11 paper) and all class materials are brought to class every day!

 

Regardless of the method, I expect students to be able to locate materials quickly and efficiently when class begins. 


As always, expectations are high at Neville High School. We take pride in our school, our teachers and staff, and most of all, our students.  In my English II classes, we focus on strengthening independent reading skills, writing more complex forms of evidence-based argument and analytical essays, and engaging in a class dialogue to explore the essential ideas and feelings that have shaped our world through literature and media both classical and contemporary.  


District Site, with parent and teacher resources:
  Monroe City Schools