Welcome to Week 5!

Hi all! Happy Monday! Progress reports should be getting to your homes by tomorrow.  I am pleased to announce that  the freshmen and sophomore failure rate for my students is less than 10 % which means my kids are the BEST!!! Keep up the hard work; you guys are EXCELLENT!!!

Please refer to the pages below to see if there are any items you are missing!!!

ONCE AGAIN!!! Please remember- progress reports will be sent home TODAY! So, if you would like a little EXTRA CREDIT- start following this blog (click the upper left hand corner of this page to add yourself as a follower).  I get a notification in my email so I will know if you did!

Here’s today’s homework and a few reminders:



English I

Honors English II

  • Complete any missing work!!!
  • Answer one question from each Level (column) of your Critical Thinking Questions Chart about the short story “Confessions.”
  • Bring these to class tomorrow and be ready to discuss the story.
 Complete any missing work!!!

  • Read to page 178 in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Stop at the end of “Valentine Hearts”).
  • Complete your Reciprocal Teaching Role.  The Roles are on the Blog Entry from Monday Sept.16 (If you don’t have it, simply scroll down.)


Reminders for everyone:


  • Progress reports are being sent home TODAY!!!! You can always raise your  grade by going to lunch tutoring or Scholar Hour.  See me for more details and a pass. Then, I will send you down during lunch or after school!
  • BuildOn Meeting Tuesday in Room 101!

  • Culinary Club please bring consent forms and club fees to me in Room 101  by Wed. September 25 if you want to cook with us next Friday. See me if you have any questions :)

About jvpilar

Here's a little info about your teacher. I worked really hard to become your teacher. I went to UIC to get a degree in English, but decided to work as a writer in California. While I was there I realized I would rather work with kids than work in an office all day, so I decided to come back to Chicago and become a licensed, fully certified teacher. I earned a Masters Degree in Teaching and Education from Dominican University and got my first job at Hancock. During my 4 years at Hancock, I have taught English at every grade level. I started the Culinary Club and also sponsor BuildOn, both clubs do community service projects all over the city. I also have a cat named Duke that I rescued during one of our BuildOn service learning projects and a dog named Duchess.

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