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Advanced Language Arts


September 2017

Updated on 9/28/17

Parents, the best way to get a hold of me is by email. Our voice mail at school does not indicate when we have a message, so in order to get back to you in a timely manner, it would be best to email. My email is dmessina@rochester.k12.mi.us. Please feel free to email with any questions, comments or concerns.

Students have recently read The Pearl, by John Stienbeck and will be connecting themes and concepts to the summer reading, The House of the Scorpion.


SUPPLIES: All students should have:

Composition notebook

Pens or pencils


glue sticks

dry erase markers


 composition notebook

  *Any kleenex or hand santizer would be added bonuses to the classroom environment.


 ONLINE TEXT IS AVAILABLE! Go to http://my.hrw.com. User name = westla8    password = westla8

This website will not be updated daily, rather I will recap what has been done, and what to expect in the future. If you are absent, you may email me during the school day.


Please keep in mind that I have 4 classes of English/Language Arts. Papers and assignments will be graded in a timely manner, but students should not expect to get work back for at least a week, sometimes 3 depending on the length of the assignment. My RCS is a great tool to check on missing assignments, information regarding that is available on the district web page.

Homework is due the next day, or when a specific date has been given.  Also, please encourage students to inquire about assignments when they are absent.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Messina

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