Latin 2 Online News

Friday, January 15 - Welcome to Latin 2!

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Welcome to Latin II!

Salvete, Discipuli!

My name is Magistra Jennifer Kunka, and I am excited to be working with you in online Latin 2 this semester.

I live in Greensboro, NC with my husband of six years, our cat, our 4 1/2 year old daughter (Sofia), and our 8 month old son (Clyde). Both of my degrees are from UNCG. My Bachelors degree is in Latin and my Masters is in Library Science. Online teaching means that I get to keep doing both of the things I love! At my face to face school, I'm a librarian and, at home, I'm a Latin teacher.

I congratulate you for choosing to continue Latin with NCVPS. You've chosen to pursue a challenging and rewarding subject in an exciting new environment -- an online classroom. I believe that studying Latin is not just good for foreign language credits -- it will help you understand the origins of English and the underlying meanings behind many of our most difficult words; it will make you a better reader and writer; and it can even make you a better thinker! I'm so impressed that you are continuing in your Latin studies to take Latin II.

Tuesday, September 19th is the first official day of class. These first few days until Monday will be devoted to getting to know each other a little bit and to learning our way around an online environment. First, click on Class Information and then go on to your Getting Started Unit and complete all of the activities there. Be sure to complete the Academic Integrity Quiz and the First Quiz!

Please try to log in to the course as soon as you get your user name and password from your school (your ELA). You are welcome to look around the class. You will note the course calendar linked on the left. Download it and follow it to the best of your ability. You will find that you can easily monitor your grade in the "My Grades" area that is also linked to the left. You will receive zeros for missing items the Sunday after they are due. However, you may make them up for credit. Be sure to send me a message to let me know if you are turning in late work!

If you have any problems or questions, feel free to e-mail at or text me between 9:00 a.m. and 9 p.m. at 336-891-0517. You may call the same number after 4:30 PM, or you may message me in the course. If I do not respond immediately, don't worry! I will always get back to you if you leave a message. If you find you need help and I am not available, you can also visit the Peer Tutoring Center (see link on left)!

Live Classes

Latin II Live Classes will be held throughout the week by different teachers. My sessions will be on Monday nights at 5:30 PM. Sessions are optional, but helpful. You can attend any Latin II session with any teacher. Check out the calendar of classes by clicking on the Live Class button on the left side of the course.

Jennifer Kunka, Instructor - Latin II Section 1 and 2