Ooltewah Middle School

Admin

Darlene Spears

Spanish

Ooltewah Middle School
2020-2021

Bienvenidos estudiantes!!!
Welcome students!

Hola!  Me llamo Señora Spears
Darlene Spears
spears_darlene@hcde.org 

423-498-6910 Ext. 42730

Available Monday - Friday
11:15am - 12:45pm

Darlene Spears graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Secondary Education from Lee University in Cleveland, TN.  She has taught in public schools since 2002 in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina.  She was born in Florida where she met her husband Steve during her senior year of high school.  They have five grown children and six adorable grandchildren.  Señora Spears loves to travel abroad, watch movies and college football (Roll Tide!!!), and play the piano.

                       Materials Needed for Class

3-Ring 1” Binder Notebook (required for 8th grade)
3-Prong Folder with Pockets (6th & 7th grades)
Notebook paper (loose-leaf not spiral)
Chromebook (charged)
Headphones for Chromebook
Pencils with erasers
Colored Pencils

      Spanish Classes 

Exploratory Spanish - 6th Grade   9 weeks 

Exploratory Spanish - 7th Grade   9 weeks

Spanish I - 8th Grade -   1 semester - High School credit


Spanish Zoom Link

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:

 I am excited to teach Spanish I again this year at Ooltewah Middle School.  Eighth grade students have the opportunity to earn a high school foreign language credit for Spanish I!  This is a great opportunity, but also one to take seriously. The grade a student makes in this specific course will be on their official high school transcript and therefore averaged into their high school GPA (grade point average).  Those students who were placed in this course were selected because of their grade history/work ethic, teacher/administrator recommendations, and discipline history.

 This year, Spanish I will be a SEMESTER LONG (18 weeks) course and take place during RELATED ARTS.  The course of study will be accelerated and students need a good work ethic both in and out of class.  Class participation is required and homework will be assigned and graded for completion.  

 Students who take Spanish I in grade 8 will earn one high school credit (if passed). Hamilton County Single Path Graduation Requirements require students to receive a minimum of two credits in the SAME foreign language to earn a diploma. If a foreign language credit is earned in 8th grade, students are highly recommended to sign up for Spanish 2 the first semester of 9th grade!

 Gracias,

 Señora Spears


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