Instructor: Trent B. Yurcho
Class: English I/English I Honors
Conference Times: 8:05- 8:51 A.M. and 10:41 - 11:27 A.M.
My name is Trent B. Yurcho and I am the instructor for English I and English I Honors at Iowa Park High School CISD. I graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in May of 2017. I am a storyteller at heart, and I will sit with friends for hours telling them about my many adventures. I greatly enjoy the study of English and History, and I particularly enjoy reading primary sources. My favorite authors are J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Timothy Zahn, Edgar Allen Poe, and Robert Frost. I started teaching because I enjoyed telling stories and helping others learn.
One Composition Notebook (At least 80 pages)
Multiple Pencils or Pens (black or blue ink only)
One Chromebook (provided by IPCISD)
One pair of headphones (This is suggested for the use of listening to audio recordings of our literature.)
Grading Procedures (English I/English I Honors)
40% - Assessments (Tests, essays, projects, presentations, etc.)
30% - Daily Assignments (Daily work, homework, etc.)
20% - Quizzes
10% - Participation
Finding Assignments and Information
We will be using Google Classroom and Schoology throughout the school year for class reminders and announcements.
Class progress reports will be sent electronically via e-mail or in paper form every three weeks. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to check the Parent Portal on a weekly basis to view the most current grades for every class.
We will regularly use Chromebooks in class. Students are expected to use them for educational purposes only, and only when instructed. Failure to comply will result in the same consequences as breaking a class rule and may result in the loss of device usage. Additionally, Chromebooks should be charged before class because outlets in class are limited.
Tutorials will be offered before and after school Monday - Thursday from 7:40 - 8:00 A.M. and 3:30 - 4:00 P.M. Students who are assigned tutorials by the teacher need to come when they are assigned mandatory tutorials.