Ms. Donna Portmann
1st Freshman Engl A
2nd Film as Literature
4th Freshman Engl A
5th Fresman Engl A
1st PRE-AP Sophomore Engl A
2nd Freshman Engl A rewind
4th Freshman English B
5th PRE-AP Sophomore Engl A
6th SENIOR Advisory (year long)
Life is either a
or else nothing!
This is my 15h 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.