Chili Cook-Winners Team Gryff

Team Gryff,
These are sci-fi crazy novel times, but we’ve got this because that’s what we do.  I believe in you. We can and will do this, so let’s go over some things that you may be anxious or have questions about. 

First, this is relatively new for all of us, so we are all learning as we go. Be kind to yourself and others. Take time for you and your family because that's priority number one.

Second, Canvas is new to most of us. We will learn as we go. Don't sweat it!   

Lastly, I am here for you! Team Gryff is here for you! If you need me, please email me, and I will get back to you asap. My email address is 

We’ve got this!  Here's to an AMAZING year!

Mrs. Freeman


Students, please check our Calendar and Class Page daily.

Office 365 - Students will be using our Class Page, Canvas, and Office 365 for this class.  Accounts will be set up at the beginning of the year.  Students can log in at

The daily news is continuing and hosted on the School Library Webpages at:
 WMS Morning News

If you would like to share something via the news, please send it to Mrs. van Kan at - thank you!

Remember all the good reasons to visit your WMS School Library Webpages! The School Library Webpages hosts the Databases, Research, and MLA webpage which provides links to the PWCS provided databases. You will need to use the usernames and passwords given to you on stickers/labels that should have placed inside your daily agenda books.

The School Library Webpages has a new webpage: Reading, Creating, and Curiosity It hosts many website links that have been curated by your school librarians for student use. Please visit  and  -  WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOUR SUGGESTIONS! There is a suggestion form embedded on the webpage for you to use. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to English 8! I am in my 19th year of teaching, and this is my third year teaching middle school. I taught 9th grade English for nine years, so I know everything that students need to know when they get to high school and am ready to prepare our 8th graders for success in high school. I have a BA in English and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I was born in Illinois but have lived all over the world. I have a son in college, two sophomores in high school, twin high school freshmen, and an 8th grader, so I have a very busy household. I enjoy reading, hiking, and shopping with my kids and husband who is a retired Marine. I looked forward to an outstanding year! Go Seminoles! 

Please click the link below to access my class calendar.

                           SLMS Login

To login: 

Students will need their PWCS login and password. 

Parents will need their Parent Portal credentials. Please remember to use all lowercase letters when typing in your username and password. 

Thank you!

Mrs. Freeman