• Name: Mr. William Newman
    Subject: English Language Arts
    Email: william.newman@wcsdny.org
    Phone: 845-897-6700 ext. 30178


         Hello and welcome to the 2018-19 school year here at John Jay High School.  I'm looking forward to an invigorating and productive year for our students in English Language Arts.  Please feel free to email me directly to address questions or concerns regarding students and our work together.  That is the most efficient way to reach me and you will receive a response within one business day.  I am available for extra help each day immediately before and after school in 215, as well as periods four and six in the ELA office.  I'm also in the test table during period three.  I am more than willing to assist students who need help and guidance; please allow me the opportunity.
         The website will be updated at the beginning of each week, so check back frequently to connect with the current focus of our curriculum.  In terms of suggested materials, students will need a binder with a secure place for handouts, or an additional folder for them, plus a pen or pencil each day.  My deepest thanks to all parents and caregivers who help their students procure the needed materials and who actively involve themselves in their children's educational journey.  You are all key components in supporting the progressively difficult steps toward achieving a diploma.  I very much look forward to all of our work together this year.

     Week of 6/10 through 17

    We have now completed our curriculum for the year.  Students should be proud of all they have accomplished in ELA.  The final exam will be held in class Tuesday the 11th through Friday the 14th.  Grades  for fourth quarter and the final exam will be shared via the report card.  The final exam is worth 20% of the overall grade in ELA.  Thank you for a productive and enjoyable year.