Welcome to ESOL, English for native speakers of other languages! I look forward to learning together.

ESOL students study the same Virginia Standards of Learning required of all students. The English standards can be found 
here. Assignments in StudentVUE and ParentVUE are listed by the number of the standard.

Email Mrs. Stephenson: StepheCH@pwcs.edu


June 15

We made it! I hope you have a wonderful summer!

ACCESS test scores will be mailed sometime this summer. If you have questions about your results when you receive them, you can email me any time.

💛 Congratulations on your hard work this year, and best of luck in high school! I will always be glad to hear from you! 💚

June 8

Students can pick up items left at the school this week. Laptops, library books, and any other school property should be returned at this time. See the schedule below.

If you can't come at these times, please email Ms. Stephenson at stephech@pwcs.edu.

I have posted a survey in Google Classroom and sent it by email. Please answer the questions to tell me how to be a better teacher next year. You do not have to include your name.

I will miss all of my students! Have a wonderful summer and send me email to let me know how you are doing in high school!

Best wishes,
Ms. Stephenson

Locker Item Pick Up Schedule

Monday, June 8

9:00 - 10:30 am:  Locker Numbers 1-150
10:30 - 12:00 noon:  Locker Numbers 151-300
12:30 - 2:00 pm: Locker Numbers 301-450

Tuesday, June 9

9:00 - 10:30 am:  Locker Numbers 451- 600
10:30 - 12:00 noon:  Locker Numbers 601-750
12:30 - 2:00 pm: Locker Numbers 751-900

Wednesday, June 10 

9:00 - 10:30 am:  Locker Numbers 901- 1050
10:30 - 12:00 noon:  Locker Numbers 1051-1200
12:30 - 2:00 pm: Locker Numbers 1201- 1450

Thursday, June 11

10:00 am:  8th grade awards pick up 

Friday, June 12

9 am - 12 noon:  Last opportunity for any student to pick up locker items. 

June 1

It's hard to believe it, but this crazy school year is almost over!

Final class chat will be on Wednesday, June 3, at 2:00 pm. Invitations and codes will be emailed and posted in Google Classroom.

May 25

Happy Memorial Day! 

No class chats this week. Send any questions by email and I will send an answer as soon as I can.

If you have library books, textbooks, sports equipment or uniforms, or any other materials belonging to school, please bring them to school during drop-off times this week:

8th grade: Thursday, May 28

Student Last Name Begins With Dropoff Times
A - F 9:00 am – 10:30 am
G - L 0:30 am – 12:00 noon
M -R 12:30 pm – 2:00pm
S - Z 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Students may also drop off materials on Thursday 5/28 from 3-5 and Friday 5/29 from 9-12.

May 18

Class chats continue on the same schedule as last week. See Google Classroom for details and meeting codes.

Just a few weeks until our school year is officially done! 

May 11

**Class chats changing this week**
All meetings now on Wednesdays:
P5 English 8--2:00 pm
P6 ESOL 3--2:30 pm
P1 ESOL 1--3:00 pm

Check Google Classroom and your email for updates.

Need to borrow a computer from school? See the ESOL Page for a pickup schedule.

May 4

**Class chats Mondays and Wednesdays. Check Google Classroom and your email for updates.**

Need to borrow a computer from school? See the ESOL Page for a pickup schedule.

April 27

**Class chats and office hours continue as scheduled. Check Google Classroom each week for new learning options.**

Google Translate extension: Click here for a video showing how to install the translate extension in your Chrome browser.

Rosetta Stone is offering free subscriptions for three months to their language learning
 software. Go to https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/ for more information.

April 20

first student at Bull Run to finish ALL
of the LEXIA Power Up Reading Program!!
You are AWESOME! Keep up the great work!

ESOL Learning from Home


Beginning April 13
I hope everyone enjoyed the week of break! This will be the ESOL schedule through June:

 Class Class Chat (Zoom) Instructional Time
 P1/2 ESOL 1
and Library Class
10:00 am 
10:00-11:30 am 
 P4 Language Arts 8
with Mrs. Bjork
 TBD Wednesdays
8:30-10:00 am 
P5 English 8
with Mrs. Blackman 
12:30 pm 
8:30-10:00 am 
 P6 ESOL 3  Wednesdays
11:00 am
10:00-11:30 am  

Every Monday, I will post in Google Classroom new activities to practice reading, writing, and vocabulary. During Instructional Time, you can contact me by email or video chat to talk about what you are practicing and ask questions. For Class Chat, I will send an invitation so that everyone can talk to their friends and share what they've been doing.

Office Hours: on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 pm, I will be ready to answer email or chats right away if you have questions. I will also answer messages at other times, but may not be able to answer right away.

If you have missing assignments from before March 13 or would like to improve your Quarter 3 grade, email me at StepheCH@pwcs.edu. All makeups or retakes must be submitted by April 24th.

Don't forget to take care of yourself! Try to talk with or text at least one friend every day. I miss seeing you!


Information regarding class work before March 13:

Click on the link for your class for a review of what we have covered this year, and suggestions for learning opportunities at home. 

Go to the ESOL Resources for Students and Families page for other ideas!

Need internet at home? Click here for information.

Click here for information about receiving free breakfast and lunch from schools near your home.

All students:

1) Take care of yourself! Put down the phone and get some exercise.

2) READ EVERY DAY. To find free books to read on your computer or phone: BRMS eBooks, click here.

PWC Library eBooks, click here. (If you don’t have a PWC library card, see information here about creating a free account. Click "Translate" in the top right corner to see the page in another language.)

Reading in English will help more than anything else to get you ready for high school. But also read in your own language! Those who speak and read in more than one language can help build bridges of understanding in the world.

Please check your grades in StudentVUE. If you have any grades listed as NE or INC, these were assigned before March 13 and must be completed. If you don't have the assignment, email me and I will send you the materials you need.