WELCOME TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, Performing Arts, and Yearbook!Dear Mountain Families,This August, I will be starting a new journey teaching middle school English in the school district where I grew up. I have loved my time as part of your community, and I know I will never find another place like this or students like our mountain kids!Some students may feel a sense of loss knowing that I will not be back next year, so I hope to channel this message through parents and guardians to help mitigate the impact of this news. Your students are going to be excellent leaders and role-models next year, and I certainly feel a sense of loss knowing that I won’t be here to see it.Mrs. Grant-Richards will be teaching the 7th and 8th grade sections next year. She has previously taught 7th grade Language Arts and her students arrived to my 8th grade classes well prepared for the next level. As a former high school teacher with an expertise in world languages, your students’ 8th grade language arts experience will be superb!I will always carry the mountain with me, and I look forward to bringing its spirit back to the place where my story began in East Side San Jose. Middle school is a time when students feel invisible, they are America’s “middle child,” and many adults are afraid to engage with this wonderful age group. I truly love working with middle schoolers and know this is a crucial developmental age. The privilege of working at a small school is that every child feels seen. As I transition to a very large middle school, I will carry this mountain sentiment with me, and continue my efforts to make every child feel acknowledged and cared about, especially in a bigger environment where it is easier to get lost in the crowd.I welcome the entire mountain community to keep in touch with me through the personal contact information I am including in my signature. I wish you all a lovely summer, and a bright 8th grade year!Sincerely,Holly K. HulewatInstagram: @darth.hulewat
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English Language Arts 8
(408) 353-1123 ext. 5111
Email is my preferred method of contact; however, I am able to provide phone conferences by appointment.
During distance learning, I will not have access to this phone because I am off-campus. Please email me and we can schedule a phone call or Zoom call.
CATHEDRAL OF LEARNINGLocated in Room 11
OFFICE HOURSStudents are welcome to see me before school starts between 8:00am-8:15, and during Flex Period. Some weeks, I have yard duty and am unavailable, but students and parents are always welcome to reach out and designate a meeting time!
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