Glass’ class writes school survival handbook

New students and their parents coming to West Shore are hit from every which direction with deadlines and forms and sometimes things are forgotten. But, language arts teacher Carrie Glass has a solution to this problem. With her seventh and eighth classes Glass plans to write a guide to West Shore to assist new West Shore students transition.

“New students, seventh grade students and their families will be able to look at what funds are due, how grades work, how Edline works, things to expect and all the things it that takes time for new people to find out,” Glass said.

The language arts teacher originally wanted to make a guide to the iSearch project in order to help incoming seventh graders, but the way her project was designed didn’t go with the way other teachers did the project.

Through the projects students will learn time management, outlining, copyediting, publishing and higher vocabulary.

In order to fund the project Glass has applied for several grants and has signed up for, a website where teachers can start a campaign to raise money by making a summary of the project they wish to complete, telling about the students who will participate and listing the supplies needed for the project. Those visiting the website can make a minimum donation of a dollar and half of the goal amount will be donated by Kia Motors. Then the items are purchased by Donors Choice and shipped to the teachers once the goal is reached.

At the end of the campaign Glass hopes to be able to buy two electronic tablets and cases for the tablets in order to assist her students in publishing the book.

You can find Glass’ campaign at: