School Phone: 318-759-2257
Google Classroom Codes:
English IV- edp4wnk
Senior Applications- 3m7efp8
Hello! My name is Mrs. Hoechten. I have been a teacher here at Parkway for seven years. I have taught English I, English I Honors, English I Pre-AP, Film as Literature, English III, and English IV with Senior Project! This year, I am, also, teaching Senior Applications. I look forward to getting to know you better, but here is a little bit about me.
This year I am teaching seniors again! I love teaching seniors for a few reasons. First, the literature studied in English IV is British literature, and- while some may say it sounds boring- it happens to be my favorite! I like to brag that I can make ANY and EVERY student enjoy Shakespeare. It's my superpower! We do lots of fun activities in my class to make the literature come to life. Second, I love teaching seniors because I am a firm believer in the value of Senior Project. Senior Project prepares students for the assignments, skills, and real world interaction that will be expected of them in college and in the work force. Students are forced to step out of their comfort zones, communicate on a professional level with adults, and meet deadlines with their tasks and assignments. In most cases, they get hands on experience in a career field of their interest. However, my favorite part is the last day when the student finishes their project presentation and walks out smiling ear to ear with pride... that is why I love this job.
I am, also, the sponsor of the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club. SADD Club brings awareness and attention to subjects that may be uncomfortable to discuss... bullying, unhealthy habits, and even suicide. Even though these may be awkward topics, it is imperative that students know the facts and understand the potential outcomes of them. SADD Club organizes events during and outside of school to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle and anyone is welcome to join!
I like to keep the lines of communication open with my students. Students may reach me via e-mail or Google Classroom. I respond as quickly as I can. Parents are welcome to contact me if necessary via e-mail or on my school telephone during my department hour which starts at 12:45. All of my contact information is listed above.
2016-2017 is going to be a GREAT school year! Go Panthers!
Classroom Behavior Syllabus
Winners know the rules and follow them.
1. Come to class every day that you are not sick.
2. Arrive on time with your own pen and paper.
3. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
4. Follow directions the first time.
5. Stay on task during all work times.
Entering the Classroom:
1. Be in the room BEFORE the bell rings.
2. Have your materials out and ready.
3. Begin work on the first-ive assignment on the board.
4. Quietly work on this activity until I signal for your attention.
Tardy to class:
If you are in the classroom before the bell rings, then you are on time. If you enter after the bell rings, then you are tardy and will lose one behavior point. In addition, all tardies are reported to the attendance office according to school policy.
If you do not have your needed school/class supplies, ask your neighbor(s) to borrow supplies BEFORE the bell rings.
Your daily assignments are turned in at the end of the class block as you leave unless they are to be completed for homework. You are expected to check Google Classroom and Illuminate daily.
Turning in assignments:
Turn in your completed work to the podium at the front of the room.
Graded work will be passed out to each student individually.
Finding out grade status in class:
An updated grade can be found on Illuminate at the end of each day. This will show your current grade in the class and any missing assignments.
Your responsibilities after an absence:
Anytime you are absent, you will be responsible for getting your missed assignments from the teacher before or after class. You will have the same number of days to make up your work as the number of days you were absent.
Communication procedures with parents/guardians
You are expected to show your grade on Illuminate to a parent or guardian each week. However, any time a parent or guardian wants to view your grades, they may do so on their own Illuminate account.
One minute before the end of class, I will ask you to return to your assigned seats for final announcements. You will be excused, after I finish my announcements. You may not leave until you are dismissed.
Technology devices are NOT allowed to be out during class. If an assignment requires the use of technology, the teacher will give verbal permission to take out your technology. Devices taken out during time that is not BYOT time will be taken up and sent to the office… no exceptions… no questions… no argument… period.
Tests and other announcements are always posted on the classroom board and Google Classroom. Quizzes may be unannounced, therefore, will not always be posted. No technology usage is EVER allowed during tests/quizzes. No talking/communication regardless of the topic is EVER allowed during tests/quizzes. Breaking these rules, as well as any other form of cheating, will result in a zero on the test/quiz. Integrity is expected.
Consequences for Classroom Rule Violations:
If you violate a rule, you may be assigned a consequence. Depending on the frequency and severity of the misbehavior, you may receive one or more of the following consequences:
· Parental contact
· Change in seating assignment
· A Behavior Minor Infraction listing
· Office referral
· Zero on the assignment/test
*If you ever feel that the enforcing of rules and consequences is unfair, you have the right to make an appointment to discuss the situation. I will be as neutral as I can in hearing your complaints or comments.
Consequences for Code of Conduct Violations:
If a student breaks a rule that is covered by the Code of Conduct in your student handbook (possession of illegal substances, abuse, etc.), I must refer the situation to the office for the administrator to make decisions on parental contacts, police involvement and so on. This is part of my job, and not my decision. If you violate a Code of Conduct rule, it will be handled out of class.
Google Classroom Directions
All students are expected to check Google Classroom EVERY night for announcements, assignments, review, and bonus opportunities.
Go to classroom.google.com
Log in with the following user name:
first 4 of first name, first 4 of last name, birthday day @bossierstudents.org
first 2 of first name, first 2 of last name, students number
That's super complicated! So, here is an example to help:
Susie Smith was born on January 1 and her student number is 246810.
Her Log in would be firstname.lastname@example.org
Her password would be SUSM246810
If you have never joined the class before, click the + to add a class and enter your class code. The class code is posed at the top of my website and on the board in class. You should only have to do this step the first time.