• English Language Arts Collective Commitments

    The English Language Arts department of Waynesville High School is a team of teachers that care deeply about student success. We use creative and engaging strategies to help students “get it.”  Consequently, our EOC scores and MSIP 5 scores are increasing and--thanks to teacher dedication--our college and career readiness indicators are excellent.  More importantly, we the teachers believe--and can prove--that our students are learning.

    We attribute our success to two professional behaviors:

    Our department members….

    1. share their best practices, successes, failures and teaching materials in order to better educate the students in our school.
    2. are professionally honest and supportive of each other.

    Our department faculty ranges in experience from 5 years to 30+ years.  In addition to a large experience range, we have teachers who graduated from this high school as well as teachers who were military dependent and traveled from base to base.  This means that our faculty is experienced with several ethnicities, religions, socioeconomic classes and values.  We employ this experience to help teach the students of our building.

    Every so often a position opens within our department.  If you wish to apply for a posted position (see the human resource page), we would like you to consider our collective commitments.  What is a successful strategy that you have shared with a peer?  What did you learn from your failures?  Can you really share the unit plan that you spent hours crafting?  Being honest with someone is easy; how do you respond to someone being honest with you?
    Please visit the link on the left side of this page in order to view five potential interview questions.
  • Video List
    AP-Language (junior year) testimonial 1 -

    AP-Language (junior year) testimonial 1

    The following video is a student testimonial about the junior-level Advanced Placement course.

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    AP-Language (junior year) testimonial 2

    The following is a second testimonial by a student currently enrolled in the AP Lang class.

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    Stop Day for all ELA classes

    The following video is an overview of the English Language Arts Department's class offerings. Any student can enroll in nearly any class offered, but certain paths are designed to prepare students for the advanced classes. During the second semester of the freshmen year, we recommend that a student and parents select a path:

    1) Advanced Placement

    2) Dual Enrollment

    3) Traditional

    The video will explain what these paths entail. We encourage students, parents, teachers and counselors to speak about the options each student has.

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