WELCOME TO MR. GARCIA'S ENGLISH 2 HONORS
POEM (SONG) OF THE WEEK
Mid-Term BreakI sat all morning in the college sick bayCounting bells knelling classes to a close.At two o'clock our neighbours drove me home.In the porch I met my father crying—He had always taken funerals in his stride—And Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pramWhen I came in, and I was embarrassedBy old men standing up to shake my handAnd tell me they were 'sorry for my trouble'.Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,Away at school, as my mother held my handIn hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs.At ten o'clock the ambulance arrivedWith the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses.Next morning I went up into the room. SnowdropsAnd candles soothed the bedside; I saw himFor the first time in six weeks. Paler now,Wearing a poppy bruise on his left temple,He lay in the four-foot box as in his cot.No gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear.A four-foot box, a foot for every year.Seamus Heaney (March 11-15)
I am Mr. Garcia and I am thrilled to begin my thirteenth year teaching at West Port High!
In this website, you will be able to find everything and anything needed to be successful in English 2 Honors. In the Course Information link to the right, you will be able to find the information pertaining to the courses I teach (syllabus). In the Assignments section, you will find PDFs and PowerPoint Presentations of the work done in class or work you are expected to finish at home. In the calendar, you will find the daily agenda of what is done in class by day.
I will also be using a secure texting system called Remind. Although this system will allow me to communicate with parents and students, no personal phone numbers will have to be exchanged. All you or your parents have to do to join is follow the simple instructions below:
- If you are a student in any of my English 2 Honors classes, you will text the message @mrgarciasu to the number 81010. You can also send an email to email@example.com.
Dear parents and students, whenever you go on the portal to check grades and find that the gradebook indicates a missing assignment, don't be concerned. When an assignment is created but a grade not put immediately, the gradebook marks it as missing. You should only be concerned if the missing assignment is accompanied by a score of 0. If there's a 0, you should come see me immediately during PH.