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My favorite place!


The World Famous Jungle Cruise

Things Mrs. George Thinks are Cool.

Test your Metal - Triathlon!!

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The Greatest Sports Team Ever ~ Go Colts!!

The Greatest Sports Team Ever ~ Go Colts!!

Middle School Teachers Don't Need Sleep.

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Alpacas - what's not to love?

Alpacas - what's not to love?

Last year ...

During the 2013-2014 school year, Mrs. George completed 851 push-ups for A+ test scores! Wow, that's a lot of push-ups.  Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to beat last year's students. Good luck.

Two Years Ago ...

During the 2012-2013 school year, Mrs. George completed 692 push-ups for A+ test scores! 

Three years ago ...

During the 2011-2012 school year, Mrs. George did 836 push-ups resulting from 100% test/quiz scores.  

Four Years Ago ...

During the 2010-2011 school year Mrs. George completed one push-up for every A+ test score.  In total, she completed  603 push-ups.

S. George

Our greatest glory is not in never failing,

but in rising up every time we fail.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

English School Supply List 14-15

Welcome back to another exciting year of scholarship at Carl Hankey. Below is the list of supplies highly recommended for your English class

Your district proved gmail account 

One expo dry erase marker (dark color) and eraser 

ONE binder 2 inches wide or bigger

5 Dividers (labeled as: vocab, grammar, literature, projects, handouts )

College ruled binder paper (keep supply at home)

One pencil pouch 

Several pencils with erasers (keep two in your pencil pouch)

2 Red pens

2 Blue or Black pens

Highlighters (yellow, green, and blue)

Colored Pencils

Silent Reading Book

Two Subject Spiral Notebook (for literature circles and reflections)

One 2” Note Card Ring (for flashcards)

4 Packs of 3”by 5” Note Cards 

*Note: It is highly advised that the final draft of writing assignments is typed. Please be sure to devise a strategy to type and print your assignments before their due date. If you need access to a computer, see me. 

8th Grade Core Novel List (updated for 2013-2014)

Every 8th grader at Carl Hankey K-8 will read a variety of novels both in and outside of the classroom.  All students will read the following during the 2014-2015 school year. 


My Brother Sam is Dead - Collier & Collier  (in class novel)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Taylor  (in class novel)

Twelve Angry Men - Rose  (in class play)

Night - Wiesel (literature circle book) 


The following novels are optional reading for extra credit quizzes throughout the school year.  Students may take a total of one optional quiz per quarter for a maximum of 10 extra credit points.  Students must get at least 20/30 questions correct in order to receive extra credit. 


The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Speare

Nothing But the Truth - Avi

Freak the Mighty - Philbrick

The Outsiders - Hinton

Out of the Dust - Hesse

Ishi, Last of His Tribe -Kroeber

And Then There Were None - Christie

The Face on the Milk Carton - Cooney


Hawk Walk of Fame 1,000,000 Word Challenge

Keep track of your reading to achieve the Million Word goal for the year.

Use the following website to find the word count:

Good luck and happy reading!


Fa ~ A long, long way to run.

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Teacher of the Year Festivities

Initial Announcement With my proud husband. With Dr. Prichard hearing the announcement. 3rd Period, IB Tech Celebrating with my students. Receiving the award at the District's award ceremony. At the ceremony, they read a brief bio. With my mentor, Mrs. Vavrick from BAMS. These ladies are amazing! Receiving the award from the Board of Trustees and Dr. Farley. This was at the Disneyland Hotel. On stage with the Orange County Department of Education Superintendent. Disneyland Hotel This was amazing. I got to be in the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade. Hobnobbing before the parade.  I made sure to tell him what I want this year. More hobnobbing with the celebrities. Heading out for the parade.
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