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Dayna Lawson

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Publications Teacher

ACT Prep Teacher

UIL Academic Coordinator

PSAT Coordinator

AP Coordinator

Bowling Club Sponsor

 

Contact Me: 

  • Email: dayna.lawson@misd.org
  • Phone: (936) 276-3000 ext 3051
  • Mailbox ext: 083715

 

Conference: 2nd Period 8:11-8:56

 

Tutoring: 

  • Days:Monday-Thursday
  • Time: 2:40-3:30
  • Students, please make sure that teacher doesn't have a meeting when you are wanting to come tutor. Thanks.
Mrs. Lawson and Daughter

     ABOUT MRS. LAWSON

 

Meet the Teacher: August 26


I always knew that I would be involved in education. As a little girl, I would go shopping at teacher supply stores, had a chalkboard and desks, and enjoyed playing "school" with all of my stuffed animals. I am married to a fellow teacher here at Montgomery High School. We have an 12 year-old, beautiful daughter who loves basketball and swim.

    

This is my 7th year at Montgomery High School and my 15th year teaching. I currently teach the MHS Publication classes: Journalism, Newspaper, Yearbook, & Photojournalism; however, I have previously taught Dual Credit English 1301, 1302, 2332 & 2311, as well as Advanced and Level English 8th-12th grade, Speech, Theatre Arts, & Creative Writing. I have also taught Developmental Writing at Lone Star College.


Outside of the classroom, I wear many hats. I am the UIL Academic Coordinator and coach for Ready Writing & Journalism. I am also the Coordinator for AP & PSAT at MHS.  Last, but not least, I am also the Bowling Club Sponsor.

   

I graduated in 2000 from Huntsville High School. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in English with a minor in Mathematics from Sam Houston State University as well as a Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in English and Mathematics. 

   

  • Favorite Genre: American Short Story & Gothic Literature

  • Favorite Books: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Burned and Identical by Ellen Hopkins, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom, The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larrson, anything by Ellen Hopkins, Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte, and Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen 

  • Favorite Short Stories: "The Yellow Wallpaper," "A Rose for Emily," "Rappacini's Daughter," "Hills Like White Elephants," "Everyday Use," "The Story of An Hour," "The Scarlet Ibis"

  • Favorite Poems: Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare, In Plaster by Sylvia Plath

  • Favorite Authors: Ellen Hopkins & Kate Chopin

  • Favorite Playwright: Marlowe (not Shakespeare, Marlowe is way better!) 

  • Favorite Poet: Sylvia Plath

    

My Schedule

Period

Course

Time

 1st

ACT Prep

7:20-8:05

 2nd

Conference

8:11-8:56

 3rd

Photojournalism

9:02-9:53

 4th

Newspaper

9:59-10:44

 5th

Yearbook

10:50-12:07

 6th

Journalism

12:13-12:58

 7th

Editing

1:05-1:49

 8th

AP Coordinator

1:55-2:40


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Purdue Owl MLA Guidelines - https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Writing College Essays & Resumes- http://prezi.com/-eihtu5r1uz-/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

College & Career Center Website- great for resume information http://schools.misd.org/page/stacylabruyere-home

 

 

 

PSAT: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

 

Sign Up: visit My School Bucks

  • Cost: $25
  • Due Date: Friday, September 20, 2019

Why should I take the PSAT?

  • Helps prepare you for the actual SAT
  • Juniors: If you score well. you could qualify for the National Merit Scholarship

 

YOU NEED TO MAKE A COLLEGE BOARD ACCOUNT ASAP!  By doing so, you will have access to PSAT, SAT, AP, and an opportunity to link your account to Kahn Academy for FREE personalized online tutoring! 

Click here to set up your College Board Account. (opens external link in new window)

Students will be receiving their scores from College Board on December 11th, and your counselors will be handing out your scores and test booklets during all lunches on the West campus on Friday, December 15 and during all lunches on the East Campus on Monday, December 18. 

 

Click here for help in understanding your PSAT Scores. (opens external link in new window)

 

Click here to see what the PSAT/MNSQT can do for you: The PSAT is More Than Just a Score (opens PDF document).

 

Click here to look at the AP Potential Expectancy Tables based on your PSAT scores. (opens external link in new window)

Click here for the AP Student/Parent Bulletin. (opens PDF document)

Click here for the AP Contract. (opens PDF document)

 

Click here for the AP/DC Parent Meeting Presentation. (opens PowerPoint document)

 

There are many reasons to take Advanced Placement. When you take an AP course, you tackle topics head-on and go deeper into subjects that interest you. You also get the chance to discuss and debate your perspectives with your AP teacher and classmates.

 

AP enables you to:
      Stand out in college admission
      Earn college credit
      Skip introductory college classes
      Save money on tuition
      Build college skills and confidence
      Explore potential majors based on your interests
      Turn subjects you love into fulfilling career paths

 

Learn more about AP at www.exploreap.org (opens external link in new window), speak to your counselor or teacher, talk to classmates who have taken AP, and discuss your options with your parents and family.

 

SAT

If you require accommodations for a College Board Exam such as the SAT, PSAT, or an AP exam then download and fill out the following form and return it to me 7-9 weeks before your test day.

https://www.collegeboard.org/pdf/ssd/ssd-consent-form-accommodations.pdf (opens PDF document)

 

Also, please find additional information regarding deadlines for accommodation requests at:

https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities/calendar (opens external link in new window)

 

The College Board website for SSD services is:

https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities (opens external link in new window)

 

If you require accommodations for the ACT Exam, then please follow the instructions for those requests at:

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/accommodations.html
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