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Donna McWhorter

Welcome to Hampton High School, Home of the Hornets

Name:  Donna McWhorter

Work Hours: 8:15am - 3:15pm

Department Digital Office Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

School Email: donna.mcwhorter@henry.k12.ga.us

 

My Schedule

1st period: World Literature

2nd period: American Literature with Coach Tideback

3rd period: British Literature with Ms. Hill

4th period: Planning

5th period: British Literature with Coach Tideback

6th period: British Literature with Ms. Hill

7th period: World Literature with Ms. Hill

 

Electronic Platform: Google Classroom via ClassLink

 

Teacher Expectations for Remote Learning Days: HHS and Henry County Schools won’t stop learning in the event of inclement weather or other identified school disruptions. It is expected that teachers will take their laptops and chargers home daily so that they will be accessible in the event of Remote Learning Days. During Remote Learning Days, teachers will be digitally accessible daily from 8:15am to 3:15pm to engage in communication with students and parents via their online learning platform, scheduled digital office hours on Google Meet, and through email to answer questions and provide tutorial opportunities. Teachers will continue to follow Henry Teaching and Learning Standards (HTLS) and Henry Learning Progressions (HLP). During the time of remote learning, teachers are expected to assign work to be produced and graded daily and to provide feedback on instructional tasks/assignments within a reasonable timeframe to all students as they complete and submit assignments electronically. It is expected that CFAs and Benchmarks will continue as planned.  Teachers will continue to utilize district and teacher instructional resources to assist with instructional tasks and additional support for learning.  

 

Student Expectations for Remote Learning Days: HHS and Henry County Schools won’t stop learning in the event of inclement weather or other identified school disruptions. It is expected that students will take their laptops and chargers home daily so that they will be accessible in the event of Remote Learning Days.  During Remote Learning Days, students will engage in remote learning Monday through Friday on their district-provided laptop via teacher websites, their Classlink Launchpad, their digital textbooks, and other instructional websites and resources. Students are responsible for being actively engaged in daily learning, completing work daily for each class, submitting instructional tasks in a timely manner, and self-advocating as necessary.  It is expected that CFAs and Benchmarks will continue as planned. Lessons, tasks, projects, and assignments and the feedback will be given via Google Classroom and Infinite Campus. Teachers will be accessible to students via their online platform daily from 8:15am to 3:15pm, through email with a 24 hour response time, and during scheduled digital office hours Monday through Friday via Google Meet.

 

Additional Instructional links: Membean.com, Commonlit.org

 

Dear Parents and Students:

I am excited about working with the students at Hampton High and am ready to help our students take their learning into the 21st Century.  The 21st Century learner is one who is innovative and creative, uses critical thinking and problem-solving skills, uses global communication skills, incorporates technology and information literacy, and has leadership, initiative, and productivity skills.  These are the skills we will develop and improve upon over the next school year.

To tell you a little about myself, I have taught English 9th, 10th, and 11th, and 12th. I received my master's degree from Southern Polytechnic University and my teaching degree from Kennesaw State.  I have worked in Boston, New York, and Georgia as an English and reading teacher.  Hobbies I do in my spare time include arts and crafts, traveling, reading, and writing. Something unique about me is that I have lived in Spain and attended school at the University of Salamanca.  

If you have any questions or would like to speak further about your child, please email or text me.  I will be glad to meet with you as well. Additionally, I will be offering tutoring as needed.

Thank you, 

Donna McWhorter 
770-709-8611 (cell)
donna.mcwhorter@henry.k12.ga.us