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    Dear parents and students,

    I understand that these are challenging times for all of us.  I have been so privileged to teach each of you, and I will continue to work with you each day! 

    I will be available each day Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 3:30.  I will be glad to answer any questions through my e mail at bballard@madison-schools.com.  My Speech and Debate team may also reach me via REMIND.

     

    English I- Continue to use Canvas. 

     

    Continue to work on Fourth Nine Weeks :  You will be working on the Odyssey this week.

    • Please submit your work through Canvas.

    Last week you had an online test based upon Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.   I have reopened the test in Canvas. Make sure that you have read the play and reflect upon past assignments.   Please continue to submit your work for all previous lessons assigned!  I will be glad to accept any assignments!

    If you experience any problems, please send your assignments through my e mail at bballard@madison-schools.com.

     

    Debate CCR

    Refer to Issues and Controversies Assignments this week on your Canvas page.

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    Issues & Controversies (Links to an external site.)

    Issues & Controversies helps students and researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context—an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.

     

    Please refer to your Canvas page for all future assignments! 

     

    The last few weeks, you had 7 Activities to complete and submit through Canvas.  Thank you to those of you who have submitted the Original Oratory and the activities, already!  I will continue to update you regarding competions through Remind and CANVAS.  Please continue to submit the assignments through Canvas.

     

    Oral Communications CCR -Please complete the following!  You may choose any current article and answer the discussion questions on the current topic of your choice.  You may follow this link or the one under Activities on your Canvas page.

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    Issues & Controversies (Links to an external site.)

    Issues & Controversies helps students and researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context—an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.

     

    Please continue to submit persuasive speeches. 

    I will be available to answer any questions via email:  bballard@madison-schools.com.  I will check my e mail throughout the day, and I encourage you to do the same. 

    We will have a great time learning!

    I can't wait to see your smiling faces on my screen!

    Bonnie Ballard

     

    It's A Great Day to Be A Titan!

     I am so excited to teach at Ridgeland High School!  The students, my peers, and administrators make Ridgeland High School a sensational place to work! 

    I am a graduate of Belhaven University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. I have been a teacher for twenty-nine years, and I just love teaching! I look forward to inspiring minds each day!  Currently, I teach the following courses: Debate CCR, Oral Communications CCR, and English I.  I am also the Director of our nationally acclaimed  Ridgeland High School Forensics Team and our school-wide coordinator of Poetry Out Loud sponsored by MAC. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with all of my students!

     

    Bonnie Ballard

    bballard@madison-schools.com
    601-898-5023