La Porte ISD Academy of Viola DeWalt High School

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Welcome to Ms. Hall's Online classroom! 
My name is Jo Claire Hall, and I'm proud to be starting my 24th year at Viola DeWalt High School with La Porte ISD.  I love working with alternative school students, and in the past few years I've even taught kids of kids I had in class years ago.  We are a family here, and creating a sense of community in my classroom is important to me.
My educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in English and Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'em Horns!) and a Master's degree in Literature from The University of Houston at Clear Lake. I am also certified in Secondary art and create art in my spare time. 
Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss your child's progress in my class. 
I look forward to working with you and your child to have a successful, awesome school year!
My schedule for the 2016-2017 school year (fall semester):
1. English 2A (B-side)
2. English 1A (B-side)
3. Conference
4. English 4A/B (B-side)
5. Language Arts 7th and 8th grades (B-side)
6. English 4A (A-side)
7. English 3A (B-side)
Please contact me through email:
My classroom phone numbers are 281-604-6927 (upstairs) and 281-604-6920 (downstairs).

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My Thoughts on Homework...

I don't believe in homework unless a student does not manage their time wisely in class.  This is when work will be sent home for completion.
I DO BELIEVE that EVERY student should READ outside of school EVERY day for 30 minutes (or more!) to build stamina, fluency, and vocabulary. 
There is a NO FAILING expectation in my classroom.  EVERY student WILL be encouraged to correct their work that falls below a 70 and turn it in for a better grade up to a 70.