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    Ms. Donna Portmann
     
     
     
    Phone: 360-538-2040
    Homeroom: 240
    2018-2019 Schedule
     
    TRIMESTER 1
     
         1st PREP
         2nd Sophomore A
         3rd Freshman A
         4th Sophomore A
         6th Freshman A
    TRIMESTER 2
              1st PRE-AP Sophomore Engl A
              2nd 
              3rd Freshman B
              4th  PREP
              6th Freshman B
    TRIMESTER 3
                   1st Pre-AP Sophomore Engl B
                   2nd Sophomore B
                   3rd  Sophomore B
                   4th Freshman C
                   6th PREP
         5th FRESHMAN CATs Connection (All Year)
    Deeks  
      
    Life is either a
    daring adventure
    or else nothing!
    Hellen Keller
    Hemingway
    This is my 16th year at AHS.  I have taught every level of English that we offer. I hold my students to the same standards that I hold my own children.  It is my hope that every student leaves my classroom with the ability to think critically, read deeply, and articulate his or her own ideas with passion and reason in both the spoken and written word.
     
     
    HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO HELP MAKE CLASS GO SMOOTHLY:
     
    1) Bring your laptop to class every day, charged and ready to go.
    2) Bring your text book and composition notebook to class every day.
    3) I am a stickler for rules and routine.  You always know what to expect so you can complete your work on time and correctly.  I post my weekly lesson plans on this web-site every Monday and write them on the assignment board in the back of the room. I also post notes and vocabulary instructions on the web-site. I update grades several times a week and my turn around on papers is no longer than 10 days. 
    4) If you are  gone for any reason, it is your responsibility to check the website, check the board, or ask a friend what we did.  If you need clarification, please see me before or after school.  Work that is not made up in a timely manner (see handbook) will not be accepted.     

     JWow