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Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

I hope you had a great summer and are FIRED UP for 8th grade ELA! I am excited about all that lies ahead on our journey this year - lots and lots of learning! This year we will dive into READERS-WRITERS workshop. We will explore, discuss, dissect, reflect, respond, question, and create while reading and writing. Classes will include a variety of texts, a combination of old school pencil/paper and new world technology, and different ways of interacting with content and with each other. Students will be choosing their own texts from our classroom library based on individual interests, reading level, and content. Please click above for the Intellectual Freedom Self-Censorship Statement.

I expect students to come to class ready to learn and ready to contribute positively to our classroom community. The best tool in your toolbox is an "I CAN" attitude. Some things will be easier for you and some things will be more difficult. When you hit a tough spot, KEEP GOING! From confusion and struggle, come knowledge and self-confidence. Together we will challenge and conquer, and you will succeed. 

This year marks my 21st year of teaching and my 7th here at Santa Fe Junior High. I have Bachelor's in Secondary English Education and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. Junior high captured my heart on day one of my pre-student teaching experience and I can't imagine any other grade level being as exciting and rewarding. 

I believe communication is key to building and maintaining our partnership. Please take full advantage of the information available on my website and via Skyward. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Email is the best, quickest way to reach me. 

Get ready for a FANTASTIC year!!!

 ~Ms. Eltgroth

 Email: keri.eltgroth@sfisd.org



7:35-8:32  Period 1

8:34-9:31  Period 2  ELECTIVES

9:33-10:30  Period 3

10:32-11:28  Period 4 

11:30-12:26  Period 5  

12:28-12:58  LUNCH

1:00-1:57  Period 6  Acceleration

2:00-2:55  Period 7 ELECTIVES



Tuesdays and Thursdays 





Period 2 8:25-9:24

Please contact me to schedule a day/time to meet with me and/or the team.




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