Mrs. Michelle Winn M.Ed.
Junior English periods 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
This is my 21st year teaching and my 6th as a Mesa High Jackrabbit! Previously, I taught 8th grade honors and 9th grade English at Rhodes Jr. High and 7th grade ELA in the Kyrene district.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in English from ASU, a post-bac in Secondary Education from Ottawa University, and I graduated Summa Cum Laude, with my Master's in Secondary Education/English from NAU in December of 2008. I have my full gifted certification and attended the AVID summer institutes for two years. Previously, I have served as a department chair at the junior high level. Currently, I am the PLC lead for the Junior English team.
Please contact me any time you have questions or concerns. I look forward to working positively with you and your child this school year.
Tardies: 1-2 per semester will receive a verbal warning. 3-4 per semester will result in an MIR and a phone call to the parent/guardian by the student. 4+ per semester will mean and office referral and an administrator assigned consequence. Note: Tardies of more than 10 minutes are considered an absence.
Make-up Work: Students will have the same amount of time to make up missing work as the number of days they were absent. Students should check the Canvas calendar for their missing assignments.
Late Assignments:The district is implementing a unified late work policy that is designed to be cohesive among all Junior English teachers. Given this, one policy that will go into effect this year for this class is that late work WILL be accepted for a slight reduction of points. It is unethical to give full credit to a student who turns in late work compared to another student who turned the assignment in on time. If the assignment is not turned in on the day that it is due, the assignment will be considered officially late. Once an assignment is considered late, it is then worth up to 80% credit until the end of the unit. Lastly, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the teacher to arrange for turning in late work.
Grading: Points are a continuous total for the entire semester. Letter grades awarded as follows:
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
59 = D-
<59 = F
Grades: I make it a priority to enter at least two grades in the gradebook per week. Anytime you need an update, please check the parent portal first. If you ever have any questions, please contact me via email or phone.
Extra Credit: Extra credit MAY be issued throughout the semester. However, do not rely on it to bring a failing grade to a passing grade.
Tutoring in room 106
Tutoring days and times for week of Sept.20-24
Wednesday 5th period lunch
Thursday before school 7:40-8:10
Friday after school 3:20-3:55pm
other times available by appointment
This course integrates the modes of expository essay writing with the study of American literature. Course content combines the study of literary models of fiction and nonfiction, and the composition skills of exposition. Composition emphasis is on research skills, development of language skills, and multi-paragraph essays. Literary emphasis is on themes and literary movements in America (Mesa Public Schools High School Course Description Catalog).
1. Be MESA at all times
- on time
2. Respect everyone-yourself included
3. Work hard-you are worth it!
4. Choose kindness
1. Your fully charged laptop
2. Charging cord
3. Your positive mental attitude
4. Loose-leaf paper (if desired)