• My name is Ms. Webb and I have the pleasure of working with your child for 8th grade English Language Arts (ELA).  I am a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a Master's degree in education, and I have been teaching at Prairie Hills Junior high for 5 years. This year we will have some fun and challenging tasks to help us achieve our goals. We are going to work and learn hard and have fun in the process.Through our daily interaction, we will learn and prove there is no "I" in a "TEAM."  Our class goal will be to work together towards a fantastic and successful school year! I have high expectations for all of my students and I am committed to assisting them with the expectations required for the course. My primary goal is to keep students engaged and interested in English Language Arts. It is my personal belief that ELA is much more than grammar, spelling, literature, and poetry. English Language Arts is the vehicle we use to express ourselves, be it verbally or through written compositions; and without it, our wants, desires, aspirations and thoughts might not be fully communicated. ELA is a fundamental skill that must be utilized effectively in order to achieve our maximum aptitude in life.   

    Classroom Procedures

    The format of our English class will be highly structured and I will be expecting all work assigned in class to be completed either during class or at home and turned in the following school day. While some assignments might require additional time for completion, students will be permitted to turn in those assignments the day after we finish working on the material in class. I encourage students to ask questions and raise any concerns.

    Grading Scale

    92-100 = A

    83-91 = B

    74-82 = C

    65-73 = D

    64 and below = F

    District Grading Procedure:

    Classwork/Participation 30%

    Tests 30%

    Quizzes 15%

    Projects 15%

    Homework 10%

    I would like to express that one of the most important goals this year is to keep the lines of communication open between the parent(s) and teachers.  Positive and productive communication is paramount to your child’s success! You are essentially my eyes and ears at home and if you notice your child struggling, encourage them to ask me questions either during or after class.

    Phone: 708-210-2860( ext 2466)

    Email: lwebb@phsd144.net