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Mrs. Portschy's HOME PAGE

7-8-9 Language Arts

Welcome to Mrs. Portschy's  home page for the Rawlins County School website.  

This page will help you understand what is being taught in the 7-8-9 Language Arts classroom at 

Rawlins County Junior-Senior High School.  

Mrs. Portschy's Biographical Information:  

I am a 1985 graduate of Stockton High School.  I graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1990 with a BS in Elementary Education (grades Kindergarten-9th grade) . I also have the Middle School endorsement for English grades 5-9.  I taught 1st and 2nd grade at Herndon School for 14 years.  Upon the consolidation of our schools, I began teaching Language Arts 7-8-9 in 2004.  I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, gardening, golfing and spending time with family and friends. I am married to Dean and we have two sons, Marcus and Neil.  

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Character Education in the Freshman Class:  
The 9th graders will be learning about Character Education in English class this year.  This is the 4th year Rawlins County Jr.-Sr. High has participated in the Character Education grant.  The students have learned about problem solving, getting along in group settings and time management skills in the Power 2 Achieve program.  

Our school was chosen as a Leader School for Power 2 Achieve in March 2012 and was visited by three evaluators from the Institute for Excellence and Ethics (the company who markets P2A) in April. They spent the day talking with students and faculty about the impact Character Education has on our school climate.

This program is designed to help the students leave Rawlins County School with the tools needed to get along in the 21st century and our ever-changing world.

The Power 2 Achieve program will begin this year in October.


Daily Schedule: 

8:10-9:05 English I

9:08-9:58 7th grade English

10:01-10:53: 8th grade English (section A)

11:01-11:54 Planning Period

11:54-12:21 Junior High Lunch

12:24-1:14 8th grade English (section B)

1:17-2:09 Jr. High Exploratory (Leadership)

2:12-3:07 English 1

3:10-3:40 Activity Period


Welcome back to School!  I am looking forward to a fantastic year full of fun and excitement!  The Language Arts classes of 7th-8th-9th graders will be working on skills in Literature, Grammar, Writing, Vocabulary and Spelling.  

Supplies needed for Language Arts for the 2013-2014 school year include: 2 inch binder, notebook paper, 70-page spiral notebook, 5 tab dividers, and pencils.  Please have your supplies ready for the first week of school.

Check this teacher page for updates throughout the year.  Please contact me at dportschy@usd105.org if you have any questions or concerns.  Let's work together to make this an awesome year!



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