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    Ms. Donna Portmann
     
     
     
    Phone: 360-538-2040
    Homeroom: 240
    2017-2018 Schedule
     
    TRIMESTER 1
     
         1st Freshman Engl A
         2nd Film as Literature
         3rd PREP
         4th Freshman Engl A
         5th Fresman Engl A
    TRIMESTER 2
              1st PRE-AP Sophomore Engl A
              2nd Freshman Engl A rewind
              3rd PREP
              4th Freshman English B
              5th PRE-AP Sophomore Engl A
    TRIMESTER 3
                   1st 
                   2nd 
                   3rd
                   4th 
                   5th 
         6th SENIOR Advisory (year long)
    Deeks  
      
    Life is either a
    daring adventure
    or else nothing!
    Hellen Keller
    Hemingway
    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.     

     JWow