Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History and English, Mississippi State University 2012 Mississippi Teaching Certificate, Social Studies 7-12 Mississippi Teaching Certificate, English 7-12

Mr. Jesse Ladner

Hello Vikings! Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! This is my first year teaching at Bayou View Middle and I am excited to be on board. I am a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in History and English. I am currently completing the Master's of Art of Teaching program at William Carey University in Biloxi and will finish this year. I am certified to teach Social Studies 7-12 and English 7-12 in Mississippi. It is my pleasure to be teaching 8th grade English Language Arts for the 2021-2022 school year on Team 3. I am ecstatic for this new year and hope you feel free to contact me if you need at 

  • Google Classroom Links- 

    If you miss class for any reason or lose your notes, I'll be maintaining a Google Classroom for each period where I update the slides we go through in class, as well as any classwork we might go over.

    1st Period Classroom Code: c66vdef

    2nd Period Classroom Code: pvi2xhh

    3rd Period Classroom Code: 55edje7

    5th Period Classroom Code: ehwl2mu

    6th Period Classroom Code: sluhadm


    Homework Expectations

    Students will be Assigned Homework for the week on Monday, it will be due on Friday and counts as a daily grade. 

    Students are also responsible for making up work when they are absent, completing any unfinished classwork, and studying their notes nightly.

    Although students are provided time in class to meet their I-Ready requirements, spending additional time on I-Ready lessons is a good way to receive additional ELA instruction and decrease any gaps in knowledge. Students may log in to I-Ready and complete lessons at home. They should be aware of their username and password. Parents may contact Mr. Ladner, Mrs. Lee, or any other member of Team 3 with additional questions regarding I-Ready


    Following the fall I-Ready Reading diagnostic, students will be assigned tutorial time during one or more elective periods per week.

    Students who are having difficulty maintaining their grades or understanding content will be also be offered tutorial options during academic intercessions. Information about this will be provided as it becomes available. 

    Classroom Behavior

    Students are expected to behave in a manner appropriate for the classroom setting. This includes participating in classroom activities and assignments, treating the teacher and fellow students with respect, and following all applicable school rules. Students and parents are provided a student handbook that includes the code of conduct at the beginning of each school year. The secondary student handbook can also be accessed at any time from the Gulfport School District website. 

    Grading Policy


    Homework/Daily Grades- 30%
    Test Grades- 70%

    Grading Scale
    90-100   A
    80-89     B
    70-79     C
    65-69     D
    Below 65- F

Lesson Plans

  • Quarter 4 Week 9 Lesson Plans



    Memorial Day Holiday! Enjoy your weekend!



    Students will read Act 5 of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in class and begin working on their Act 5 notes.



    Students will complete their June ELA DCA on their Chromebooks using the Edulastic platform.



    Students will complete Act 5 of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" if not previously completed. 

    Students will complete their notes for Act 5 of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."


    Students will begin working on a Choice Board activity for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" wherein they use their notes and the play to complete a variety of activities to test their mastery of the play.


    Essential Question:

    What strategies am I using to become an independent and proficient reader of literary text?


    Focus Standard:

    Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.