August 15, 2022
Dear Seventh Grade Students and Parents:
Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and welcome your student to the seventh grade at Davis Middle School. This will be my 19th year teaching English at Davis Middle School. I am a graduate of Michigan State University with a major in elementary education and minors in English and history. In 2009, I received my master’s degree in Literacy Instruction at MSU, and in 2011, I was part of the National Writing Project. I have also been the middle level Business Professionals of America (BPA) advisor for our school for the last seven years.
English is a subject area that incorporates lesson plans in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing. I am really looking forward to the upcoming school year, building upon the skills students mastered last year, and helping students accomplish new challenges in the language arts subject area. I feel that a positive learning experience is built on a collaborative effort among parents, students, and teacher, and I welcome your questions and concerns as the year progresses.
We have many expectations for our seventh grade students at Davis Middle School. One of the biggest is being responsible for assignments and actions. Your student is responsible for completing and turning in each assignment. It is essential that you follow up on homework, correspondences, and reinforcing positive behavior. My weekly lesson plans and homework will be posted on my course website for you weekly to view at www.hillsdaleschools.org.
It is my ultimate goal for each of my seventh grade students to experience success and to foster a love of reading and writing. I am thrilled to work with you and your child over the course of the school year. If questions or concerns should arise, please feel free to email or call anytime. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 23!
Mrs. Laura Wilson Seventh Grade English Teacher (517) 689-1364 Laura.Wilson@hillsdaleschools.org
Recommended Supply List for 7th Grade English: (Let me know if you are unable to provide these items, and I will supply for your child.)
1 70 count notebook--college or wide ruled
1 folder to keep notes and handouts
Optional Supply List (These items are always appreciated if you are able to purchase for the classroom.)
Clorox sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, Band-aids, and/or tissues for our classroom