Ms. Tracye ThomasEnglish Language Arts SpecialistRoom # 602 Ext # 3052Welcome to Aguirre Junior High SchoolThe English Language Arts Department strives to provide every student with the necessary 21st Century Skills to be college and career ready and meet the demands of today's global economic market. Our department provides rich lessons and instructional strategies designed to enhance student achievement and promote success well beyond the classroom. Please feel free to contact me or the teachers of our department for any assistance this year. We hope to be valuable resources to you and your student(s) and wish you all a phenomenal year!TutorialsEach teacher provides tutorials at least one day a week for students. Teacher tutorial times and days are listed on their individual webpages as well as posted outside their classroom doors. Please contact teachers with regards to their specific dates and times.Mandatory STAAR TutorialsSTAAR Tutorials are assigned by department core content area on specific days of the week. These tutorials are assigned as mandatory sessions by student. Parents will be contacted via tutorial notification letter and teacher follow up contact (by phone or email) for tutorial attendance confirmation. These tutorials are specifically designed to prepare students for the 2017 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR Test). The English Language Arts Department is now conducting morning and after school tutorials on Mondays and Wednesdays each week. Parent letters were sent home and phone calls were made to verify tutorial assignments. The morning tutorials are from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and after school from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. After school transportation is provided for students. If you have any questions, please contact me via email or by phone.