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to MRS. LAX'S WEBSITE for the 2017 - 18 School Year!
REQUESTING WIKI MEMBERSHIP?
Please request membership using the code that I gave you in class. Since this code is only for my students, I will not be posting it online. Your parents will still be able to view notifications and HW without the code.

This year, I am teaching on 2-4-6 days only. My teaching schedule is as follows:

Period 2: SENIOR SEMINAR
Period 4: ENGLISH 10 HONORS
Period 6: SENIOR SEMINAR

PARENTS and STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE! :

There is a note in my syllabus, but I just wanted to give you a heads-up that I will be gone for 4 class periods the first few weeks of school. I will be in Glasgow, Scotland, moving my son in to the University of Glasgow. Rest assured --- I have planned everything thoroughly and have an excellent, well-liked substitute teacher and it is crucial that students attend these classes! Thank you for your understanding! I am excited for this year!

You can access the SYLLABUS by clicking on the "Policies" tab on the left. Please read the syllabus (either online here or the hard copy that was handed out in class) and return the hard copy signature form that you were given in class by the next class period.


English 10 HP students :

*To locate daily HW assignments, click on "10 HP Assignments" tab.

*To locate handouts, click on "10 HP Useful Handouts" tab


Senior Seminar students:

*TO LOCATE HW assignments, click on "Senior College Seminar" tab.

*To locate links and files or handouts, click on "College Links" lab


Parents, IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT ME, EMAIL IS PREFERABLE.

I CHECK EMAIL DAILY, BUT I DO NOT CHECK PHONE MESSAGES REGULARLY. THANKS!


e-mail: ****jill.lax@sduhsd.net****

telephone: (760) 436-6136 x6274
Room 461

This site will be a valuable source of information for you. The pages (on the left) relevant to your course will provide you with updates, news, deadlines, useful handouts, grade links, etc. You will also be able to communicate with your peers (and me) on the discussion pages. Use these discussion pages to find out information, to add to discussions and to ask questions of your peers! I encourage all of you to use these pages as a vital link to help you stay connected with each other, and of course, with me. Please note that although I will update homework information from time to time, your primary source of information for homework is the classroom!

The quotation below reflects a fundamental ideological belief of mine: that we all have the capacity to be fabulous, and the responsibility to develop our greatness, in order for others to do the same. Mediocrity breeds mediocrity, and excellence breeds excellence. I intend for my classroom to provide a forum for students to realize their potential, and to challenge themselves to enrich their lives as well as the lives of those around them. I am excited about the learning opportunities that lie in front of us, and I look forward to a wonderful year!
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
(Excerpt from Nelson Mandela's inaugural speech; quoting Marianne Williamson)

AERIES parent portal grade link
Click here to access your grades on AERIES, using your portal password!


LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: If you want to request a letter of recommendation from me, please do so ASAP as my quota fills up quickly! Please note: you need to request a letter from me IN PERSON. Please do NOT simply e-mail me, have a parent e-mail me, or merely send me a request through Naviance. Also, once you have requested a letter in person, and I have agreed to write the letter, I will not have you on my list or begin writing the letter until I have received the information outlined in the link below, including a copy of your student survey from Naviance. I In addition, if you haven't requested me on Naviance (and spoken to me FIRST, in person), then I do not consider that I am writing a letter for you. Please ensure that you follow protocol and have turned in the requirements as outlined in the handout below: Thank you!