• Our Deepest Fear


    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
    Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
    It is our light, not our darkness
    That most frightens us.


    We ask ourselves
    Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
    Actually, who are you not to be?
    You are a child of God.


    Your playing small
    Does not serve the world.
    There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
    So that other people won't feel insecure around you.


    We are all meant to shine,
    As children do.
    We were born to make manifest
    The glory of God that is within us.


    It's not just in some of us;
    It's in everyone.


    And as we let our own light shine,
    We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
    As we're liberated from our own fear,
    Our presence automatically liberates others.


    - Marianne Williamson


    Greetings Students:

    Welcome to 8th grade English/Language Arts!  I am super excited about the 2019-2020 school year!  I am even more excited about the opportunity to work with you!  All you need to bring to class is a growth mindset, and the journey will be an exciting one!


    Please refer to this site for your ELA needs such as important assessment dates, vocabulary, classwork/homework, projects, etc. 


    Please feel free to contact me anytime between 1:55 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. via email (Silanthia.Durden@marion.k12.fl.us) or phone (352.291.7930 ext. 50664).