Mrs. DeFors's Desk

Information and Conversation for 8th graders

Due Dates August 31, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — jdefors @ 5:09 pm

Just to make sure everything is clear, I thought it would be helpful to list students’ assignments and their due dates.


1. Me Bag Speeches: If your child has not already given his or her speech, s/he will present on Tuesday, September 4th.


2. Choices Essay: These are due on Tuesday, September 4th.


3. Book Review:  The book review is due on Wednesday, September 26th.


**All project/assignment rubrics and explanations can be located in the online gradebook.


** Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Football Cheerleading Season August 29, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — jdefors @ 3:19 pm

Here is all of the information you need to know about football cheerleading:


1. The “Cheer Clinic” is Tuesday, September 4th from 3-4 pm.  During this time, I will explain the try-out process to any potential cheerleader.  Participants will also learn the cheer and chant that will have to be memorized for the try-out.  Girls should go home and practice/polish their motions to be prepared to try out.


2. Try-Outs will be held on Wednesday, September 5th from 3-4 pm.  Girls will be dismissed as soon as they have completed their try-out.  I will post the list of girls who made the squad by 5 pm on Wednesday on the window located at the students drop-off/pick-up door.   Please do not come earlier that 5 pm to check the list.


3. All students MUST have an athletic consent form (athletic physical) on file at Lakeview in order to attend the clinic.  These need to be turned in by the morning of Tuesday, September 5th.   No exceptions!



4. In an effort to remain fair, I will not be judging any of the try-outs.  Instead, I have recruited other Lakeview teachers to hold that responsibility.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me:



Welcome! August 27, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — jdefors @ 3:39 pm

Hello Parent and Students!  Welcome to my blog.  This is the place where you can expect classroom updates, information regarding things we will be currently working on, information regarding upcoming events, and posts about homework and projects.


I am truly looking forward to working with you this school year!