The Hughes News

Creative Writing I Newsletter ~ Sept. 2021

Our Class Website: The Lifelong Learner

Click here to see our class syllabus, parent resources, FAQs, project gallery, and more!

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ABOUT TEACHER-LADY

I shared this flipbook with your student but wanted to reach out to you separately. 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 25th year as a high school English teacher and 21st 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 26 years. We have three children: Anna (a senior), William (a sophomore), and Bella (a dog). We purchased my childhood home 14 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 you and your student this year!

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Our Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classrooms are all the rage right now--not only because they look cute (Think: HGTV for Google Slides!); they also corral all of the resources that students (and parents) will regularly access throughout the year. Take a tour of our Virtual Classroom (A Block's or F Block's). In addition to the resources on the whiteboard (e.g., our syllabus, our current calendar, my pledge to your learner), move your mouse around the space to find the 20 (!) other hyperlinked resources. Once your cursor turns into a hand, click away!

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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.