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Student Holiday, Monday-February 18, 2019. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 19, 2019...School SAT Day on Wednesday, March 6th.
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The summer reading assignment for English II Pre-AP is to read The Pearl by John Steinbeck.  Click on the links on the right side pane to download the work that will be turned in to Turnitin.com on the first day of school next year. The packet has all the information you need in order to sign up for the correct Turnitin.com account.
Here is my schedule:
Period 1: English II Pre-AP
Period 2: English II Pre-AP
Period 3: Intervention
Period 4: English II Pre-AP
Period 5: English II
Period 6: Conference 
Period 7: English II
Period 8: English II
Tutoring and make-up times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school, and other times by request.
Now, for a little about me!  I am an avid reader, and I sing in two choirs (I'm an alto!). This is my 24th year to teach. It seems like a long time, yet I remember when I first started just as if it were yesterday. I have taught everything from 7th grade to 12th grade English, and I also have other certifications (but I don't get to use them). I love technology and innovation in education, so I keep abreast of the latest studies with regard to how the brain works and how students best learn. I guess if I were to sum up the about me section, I would say that I love reading, singing, and learning!
Click here for the link for the parent portal system.  Please check here for updated information about your student's grades.  All of my class information is on ItsLearning.  You can log in and look there for details about specific assignments.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at dalston@huffmanisd.net.  I look forward to having a great year!