• Upcoming Assignments/Due Dates

    All details/assignment pages are located on Google Classroom.

    Please note that dates are subject to change. 


    NEW UNIT: All For Love

    -Literary and Dramatic Terms Quiz (Formative): FRI 4/26/19

    -Plot and Characterization Quiz (Formative): FRI 5/3/19

    -Text Structure Close Read (Formative): WED 5/8/19

    -Chracterization Close Read (Formative): THURS 5/9/19

    -Dramatic Irony Close Read (Formative): FRI 5/10/19

    -Sonnet Presentation (Formative): 

    • Introduction to presentation: TUES 5/6/19
    • Begin/work on in class: Wed 5/7 - FRI 5/10/19
    • DUE/Presenting: MON 5/13/19

    -"Veriest Knaves" Close Read (Formative): THURS 5/16/19

    -Unit 4 Test (SUMMATIVE): THURS 5/23/19

    -District Multiple Choice Test: FRI 5/24/19

    -Final Project (Summative):

    • Introduce Final Project 5/15/19
    • Begin/work on in class: THURS 5/16/19 - WED 5/22/19
    • DUE/Presenting: TUES 5/28 - THURS 5/30 

    Last day of school for freshman is THURS 5/30.

    GRADUATION -  FRI 5/31/19



  • Hello all! 

    Welcome to English 9! I am excited to have you in my class. 


    English 9 is the mandatory course for 9th grade students at Vista in order to graduate.


    Unit One: Leadership - various short stories
    Unit Two: Empathy - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Unit Three: Dreams and Aspirations - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 
    Unit Four: All for Love - Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare


    Much of our class information will be found on our Google Classroom OR on Study Sync.  Parents - please contact me if you are interested in receiving auto-updates from our Google Classroom.


  • Welcome to Vista del Lago High School and English 9!

    Contact information:

    E-mail me: bandreasenparkins@fcusd.org



    Spring 2019 Schedule 

    1st Block: English 9 - H-103

    2nd Block: English 9 - H-103

    3rd Block: English 9 - G-105

    4th Block: Prep

  • MATERIALS:  The suggested materials list includes:

    • a blue or black pen
    • sharpened pencil with eraser
    • red pen (not a crayon, marker, pencil, or highlighter) for correcting only
    • highlighter
    • binder with loose-leaf paper AND 5 dividers,
    • workbook if assigned (Not applicable yet),
    • school agenda/planner
    • Flash Cards - (You can always cut them in half to make them last longer.)
    • If you are not able to obtain these items, please contact me IMMEDIATELY!
    • Final drafts of writing assignments and reports must be word-processed.