Welcome to 8th grade English!


        Welcome 8th graders, parents, and guardians!  My name is Jocelyn Smith and I am excited to be teaching eighth grade English this year.   I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know your 8th graders.
       As a product of LCPS, I attended Catoctin ES, Hamilton ES, Blue Ridge Middle, and Loudoun Valley High School. From Valley I headed to Fredericksburg to the University of Mary Washington, graduating in 1986.  I came to ERMS from J.L.Simpson Middle School in Leesburg after enjoying life as a stay-at-home mom for fourteen years.  I've been happily married to Reeves for over 30 years and we have two amazing children, Degnan, 26, a musician, and Paris, 22, who is working on the west coast.  We share our home with our three rescue cats,  one rescue dogs, and a goldfish.
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         We love the beach!




    Planning A days: 12:15-1:50

    Planning B days: 10:08-11:36

    Students can make arrangements to meet with me before or after school with notice. 


    laptop  Technology

         Eagle Ridge is a BYOT school and I was a member of the technology pilot team, as such, I strongly encourage you to provide your child with a device such as an iPad/tablet with a keyboard or a laptop/Chromebook so that he or she can fully experience learning in a 21st-century environment.  Our class is one of blended learning, using traditional methods as well as incorporating technology to experience the best of both worlds.   We'll use Google Classroom, Campus Press, YouTube, BrainPOP. Animoto, Twitter, GoodReads, Instagram, iMovie, Quizlet, and more! 

       I'm looking forward to working with you and your child this year! Please email me jocelyn.smith@lcps.org with any questions, comments, or concerns and I will respond within 24 hours or less.  Let's work together to make SY 2018-19 the best year ever!
       Before you go, please check out our class supply list and class wishlist links on this website.  Your generous contributions are appreciated.
    Important links:  

    Phoenix:  https://sis.lcps.org/

    Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/h

    Instagram: eaglewordsmiths

    Twitter:  @eaglewordsmiths


     Students can find a summary of the day's activities on Google Classroom.  See the posted agenda for more details. Homework assignments, test and quiz dates can be found in the announcement section of the StudentVue/ParentVue Website or on their Google Calendar.

Last Modified on August 30, 2018