The Hughes News

Sophomore Honors English Newsletter ~ Sept. 2018

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ABOUT TEACHER-LADY

My name is Ms. Hughes, and I’m a technology-loving, high school English teacher whose mission is to reintroduce her students to the love of reading through authentic, real-world tasks. This is my 22nd year as a high school English teacher and 18th year at WMHS.


Now, before you try to do the math to figure out how old that makes me, I’m 25.


Or at least, my husband, Eric, says I don’t look a day over 25, and that, my friends, is why I’ve been married to that smart, smart man for 23 years. We have two children, Anna & William, and we purchased my childhood home 11 years ago and have been renovating it ever since. (#moreprojectsthanmoney)


I dabbled in higher education and management before becoming a high school teacher, and I feel Blessed to have stumbled onto something that I absolutely love. Yates had it right: “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” And I’m grateful to those students and colleagues who have kept the fire in this lifelong learner ablaze!


I look forward to working with your student this year!

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Back-to-School Night

Thursday, Sep. 20th, 6:30-8:30pm

60 Farm Street

Wakefield, MA

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THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN

I have two teenagers of my own, and while I love them to pieces, sometimes they're tough to like. However, according to science, it's not entirely their fault. Scientists used to believe that our brains were fully developed by adolescence. However, the latest research reveals that teenagers' brains aren't fully developed until 25! The Bad News? This means that their impulsiveness, hormonal turbulence, and lack of follow-through isn't entirely their fault. The Good News? Teens tend to show their teachers the best version of themselves. In the meantime, repeat after me: "We will survive."

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How to Contact Me

Have a question or concern about your learner? Email is the best way to reach teachers. With the exception of weekends, we will always get back to you within 24 hours.