Somerset Area Junior High English
645 South Columbia Ave.
Somerset, PA 15501
Parents, Guardians, and Students:
Welcome, from the Junior High English Department. This year brings new and exciting changes to our curriculum. The main change involves more emphasis on writing. We want to give the students the tools they need to express themselves in an ever-changing society. This begins now and expands in high school. We want to strive to do this by creating writing communities in our classrooms and focusing on the grammar the students need.
The expectations the students receive from us during the first days of school are posted on our websites. We discuss these with the students, but we need your help at home…
· Make sure your child has something to write with every day.
· It is advised that your child has highlighters to mark his/her writing.
· Your child will need a one inch binder or folder for class. We have some available on a first come, first serve basis; however, your child’s personality can come through with the choice of binder.
· Encourage your child to keep a positive attitude. We understand English may not be for everyone, but we are here to support your child through this writing journey.
Please get in touch with us throughout the year if you have any questions regarding assignments, grades, or anything else. We can return your email, call you, or schedule a conference.