We officially will not see each other before the end of the school year. I am very sorry that I will not have the opportunity in person to wish all of you the BEST OF LUCK as you go to High School! Please be safe and kind and do your best to stay healthy during this unprecedented time. 

Please check this page regularly for updates as it relates to virtual learning during the COVID-19 closure. 

UPDATE -- April 13, 2020
Virtual Learning begins tomorrow! I have sent an email to students that explains how we will proceed moving forward. All assignments are posted on Microsoft Teams. I have also created a YouTube Channel that contains tutorials on how to access Teams, find assignments, and complete the assignments. 

To view the video tutorials, click here. 

UPDATE -- April 1, 2020
I am currently experiencing technical difficulties with Microsoft Teams and am unable to grade assignments that have been submitted through teams. The county hopes to have this issue fixed soon. As soon as Teams is up and running I will begin to grade late work and retakes that have been submitted through Teams. 

Thanks for your patience. 

UPDATE -- MARCH 27, 2020
I have sent an email to all students and parents providing specific information about communication, 3rd quarter grades and 4th quarter instruction. Please be sure to read that email and contact me with any questions you may have.  

UPDATE-- MARCH 24, 2020
Electronic submission of all 3rd quarter assignments have been added to the class Microsoft Teams Page. Please check STUDENT VUE to see if you are missing assignments. If you are missing assignments, find the assignment in Microsoft Teams, complete it and turn it in for full credit by April 14.

See THIS DOCUMENT that contains all 8th Grade Language Arts Standards of Learning (SOL). This document explains what I've taught this year and what is left to cover. Be sure to look at the color-coded key at the top of the document.  

I have posted a new channel in each class called "Q3 Late Work and Retakes."  The channel can be found underneath the Teams Channel list on the left side of the MS Teams page. There, I have posted specific instructions about each classes assignments. This is our chat page to communicate with each other. 

There are two ways to reach out to me; you may chat with me on Microsoft Teams on the "Q3 Late Work and Retakes" channel or you can email me at collisa@pwcs.edu. I am generally available Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm (normal school hours). It is my goal to respond within 24 hours. 

If you have turned in all Q3 assignments, please consider doing the Novel Study Project below. Reading is a skill, and it is important to keep practicing your reading (plus it's fun!) 

Novel Study Project 2020.pdf

Recommended Books.docx