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Mrs. DeMorse

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256-386-5735, ext. 311
jdemorse@scs.k12.al.us

 

I am beginning my 26th year teaching ELA 7 at SJHS.  I graduated from SHS in 1990 and UNA in 1994 with a degree in secondary English/Spanish education.  I'm married to Tim "Demo" DeMorse and have three children, Catherine, who is a 2015 SHS graduate and is now an RN at Helen Keller Hospital, Emma, and Anna Claire, who are both students at SHS. I also have two dogs, a Goldendoodle named Cooper and a schnauzer named Brodie and a "granddog" named Penny.  I attend First United Methodist Church in Sheffield and enjoy cooking, going to the beach, and watching Alabama football. I'm also excited and busy helping my daughter Catherine plan a wedding; she's getting married October 5 (a Saturday that Alabama is NOT playing!).

This year's mission statement for my class is to prepare students to be effective writers, thinkers, and speakers of the English language.

Language Arts 7: ELA 7 focuses on reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary with lessons based on the A+ College Ready curriculum.  In addition, emphasis will be placed on vocabulary development utilizing Greek and Latin roots.

Pre-AP Language Arts 7: Pre-AP ELA 7 helps prepare students for the rigorous curriculum of AP (Advanced Placement) classes in high school.  The class utilizes the curriculum provided by the A+ College Ready/Laying the Foundation program. 

High School Ready Reading Class: High School Ready Reading is an elective class designed to help students develop reading strategies that will help them be more successful in high school.  Lessons will be high-interest and highly engaging that will reinforce skills and strategies necessary for reading success.