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English Language Arts

Dr. Tracy Maguire, Department Chair
Ms. Laura Porter, Assistant Principal
Ms. Andrea Rosegrant, Administrative Assistant

  • Room 327
  • 703-228-5368

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 Suggested Summer Reading

The faculty and the administration know that reading is important for success in high school and beyond. Yorktown’s homework during vacation policies reflect faculty awareness that students look forward to a break from regularly assigned academic work, and are often involved in other types of enrichment activities, which we support and encourage. With this in mind, summer assignments will not be required. The Yorktown English Department suggests that you review a previous year’s required reading for some suggestions as to what may be covered in the first weeks of the new school year.

Broadcast Journalism

Interested in applying to be a part of TV Studio next year? The application can be found at tinyurl.com/YHSTV2023, feel free to contact Mr. Sheppard with any questions!

Broadcast, known as TV Studio, is a full year/one credit elective English Language Arts course. TV Studio is open to grades 9-12. To enroll, students must have a teacher recommendation plus an interview with the instructor. Students explore methods and techniques for reporting, producing, and delivering news and news programs via radio, television and video/film media. Students have hands-on experience of the principles of broadcast technology; broadcast reporting; on- and off-camera and microphone procedures and techniques; program, sound, and video/film editing; and professional standards and ethics.Need something announced on the Dailies??? Email Mr. Sheppard and let him know!Faculty Sponsor: Adam SheppardView Today’s Dailies!