• Course Theme: Perception vs. Reality

    Year-long Essential Questions:

    • What defines the Human Experience?
    • What drives Human Behavior?
    • What defines Success?

    Course thematic idea: Perception v. Reality

    Please encourage your child to check Classroom and his/her email daily.  I communicate with students through their email and Classroom, and they are responsible for what is posted. Thank you!

     Our class will always review 3-6-9 week assessments together.  I cannot review until all absent students have tested (usually 1 week after we take the test).
    If your child misses a test day, please make sure he/she stays for test makeup on the soonest possible day following his/her return. If your child needs to review the test sooner, please ask him/her to stay for tutoring on the Monday or Wednesday after the test. Thank you!
     

    Week of March 9-13, 2020

    Monday- Quiz on chapters 1-3 of The Great Gatsby. Social Class worksheet. Begin chapter 4. Students may complete 45 minutes of Membean by Thursday at 3:35 P.M. for a replacement grade.

    Tuesday- Membean quiz 2. Common Lit.on informational text to prepare for tomorrow's test.

    Wednesday- 70% 9 week exam.

    Thursday- Finish 9 week exam.

    Friday- Symbolism poster. Article and exercise about Gatsby's finances.

    Thank you to all students and parents who have sent tissue.

    2019-20 English II Honors supply list: WHEN YOU RETURN FROM CHRISTMAS BREAK, PLEASE BRING A COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK, MINIMUM 80 PAGES, AND A PAIR OF EARBUDS FOR YOUR CHROMEBOOK. THANK YOU!

    loose leaf paper, binder for class notes and handouts, pencils and pens, index cards for presentations

    bottle of hand sanitizer, OR box of tissues, OR container of disinfectant wipes, OR roll of paper towels. Please put your name on your contribution so you may receive credit.

    Nice to have, but not required:

    highlighters, crayons and/or markers, Post-it notes or tabs, personal copies of The Great Gatsby and Of Mice and Men.

     

  • Regular Tutoring Schedule:

    Mondays and Wednesdays: 3:45-4:30 P.M.,  or by appointment.

    RE: Regular Tutoring- BUS RIDERS
    If you ride the bus home from tutoring, please be aware that the tutoring bus will run Monday and Tuesday of each week, unless you are otherwise notified. If you are planning to stay for tutoring on a Monday, please tell Mrs. Vonder Bruegge on Friday during class so that I may add your name and address to the list. If your name is not on the list on Friday, you will not be able to ride the tutoring bus on Monday.
    If you plan to stay for tutoring on Tuesday, and need to ride the bus home, please tell Mrs. Vonder Bruegge on Monday during class so that I may add your name and address to the list. If your name is not on the list on Monday, you will not be able to ride the tutoring bus on Tuesday.
    Thank you.

    Tutoring is for everyone! Please come to discuss questions or concerns, make up work, receive clarification of an assignment or concept, complete work, or practice ACT English or Reading.

    Chromebooks available during tutoring sessions.
     
    Please make up tests on the Monday or Wednesday afternoon closest to your return to school from an absence to avoid zeros.
     
     
Mrs. Nicole Vonder Bruegge, NBCT

Phone: 228-896-7525

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Southern Mississippi, 1995 Education Certification Courses, University of Mississippi, 1997 MS Class A Certificate English 7-12, 1995 MS Class A Certificate Social Studies 7-12, 2014 Teacher Consultant, Live Oak Writing Project, 2010 ACT Lead Teacher, 2016 National Board Certified Teacher, 2019

Mrs. Nicole Vonder Bruegge, NBCT

nicole.vonderbruegge@gulfportschools.org

2019-20 begins my twenty-first year as an English teacher. I have taught grades 7 and 9-12 at both public and private middle and high schools. I am passionate about teaching English II and getting to know my students throughout the year.