And just like that we're off!
Our 2018-19 school year is off to a great start! We've spent our first two day getting to know one another and learning about the resources available to support your student's learning. I wanted to take a moment to share some of those resources with you.
First, you will find much of the information and handouts for our English class shared on this website - msward.org. We use this site to share out what we are working on in class. You can subscribe to this class newsletter using the link in the menu to the right of this page in order to hear more about what we are doing and what we are looking forward to this semester. You will also find our daily agenda linked to our "class links" page. At the beginning of each week, students have access to a digital and printed copy of our weekly schedule which outlines what we are working on in class that day as well as what students should be working on outside of class. This information is also posted to our Google Classroom space, which is an online portal used by students to access all our assignments, due dates, and handouts.
Parents and students and students can easily keep track of their progress in our class by signing up for email updates through our Infinite Campus portal. Additionally, both students and parents can sign up for our daily homework text message reminder.
Ms. Ward's students and their parents can sign up to receive a daily text message of our homework by clicking on the appropriate class below:
Unfortunately, I am unable to attend our upcoming Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 22nd. However, if you have any questions or would like to set up a time to meet, please do not hesitate to ask!
I'm looking forward to a wonderful semester of learning with your student!
--Ms. Jen Ward
An interest in helping young people discover and define their writing voice and reading interests drives Ms. Jennifer Ward to cultivate a student-centered learning environment, one that supports individual learning goals and incorporates purposeful use of technology. In March 2016, she was named a TED-Ed Innovative Educator and is also a Google Certified Innovator, National Writing Project Fellow, and a 2014 PASCD Emerging Leader. She is active in NCTE, the Flipped Learning Network, and an organizer with Edcamp. Jen taught for 13 years in a Philadelphia suburban district and returned to her home state to teach high school English at Ionia High School in 2015. This year, she is excited to join the Grandville High School bulldogs!