Welcome to the TSTEM program here at Valley View HS.
I teach the English 1 Freshmen class and the English 2 Sophomore class at the VVHS T-STEM Early College Campus.
My conference period is 9th period from 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm.
My English 1 & 2 tutorial day is Mondays from 4:05 pm to 5:00 pm. Math is Tuesdays, science is Wednesdays, and history is Thursdays.
If students are absent from class, it is their responsibility to come in on Monday to make up the Quizzes or work not uploaded to Google Classroom for the last seven days or it stays a zero.
Parents/Students: In the summer and during the year, most assignments (except quizzes/tests) are uploaded to Google Classroom and must be turned in before the due date and time (8 am) even if students are absent or the assignment will lose -30 points for being late during the 1st six weeks. After the 1st six weeks, no late work (marked late on Gooogle Classroom) will be accepted and those assignments stay zeroes. It is the student's responsibility to check Google Classroom every day for homework and they must join Remind for last minute changes/updates to assignments. Both of these apps are MANDATORY. Every six weeks we read a novel for all my classes so your son or daughter will have reading and project homework for my class. I provide a free electronic copy of all the novels we read in class, and students have an option of buying a personal hard copy from Barnes & Noble if they wish.
English 1 and English 2 classes will be taking the EOC STAAR test the second week of April 2020.
Senior English 4 classes will be taking the AP English Literature Exam in the first week of May 2020.
We use a lot of technology in the STEM program which includes apps/websites/hardware such as Chromebooks, Remind, Google Classroom, Swivl robot, iPads, iMovie, eBook readers, Google Sheets, and Google Docs to name a few.
Students and Parents are encouraged to join Remind so that they can see what students are doing for homework and in class.
To join Ochoa's Remind English Classes, send the following text message:
Send @ochoa2023 to 81010 for the English 1 Nu Class of 2023.
Send @ochoa2022 to 81010 for the English 2 Mu Class of 2022. (Advanced 9th graders join this one)
GREEK CLASS REMIND CODES:
Send @nustem2023 to 81010 for the Nu Class of 2023.
Send @mu2022 to 81010 for the Mu Class of 2022.
Students should also join their T-STEM Greek Google Classroom for STEM updates, upload community service sign in/sign out pics, and announcements from Mr. Guzman and teachers by using the codes below:
Incoming 9th Nu Class of 2023 code is: 79e59n9
9th-grade Mu Class of 2022 code is: te2b5b4
10th-grade Lambda Class of 2021 code is: n2vd7hk
11th-grade Kappa Class of 2020 code is: tww743
12th-grade Iota Class of 2019 code is: 8ecx7x5
On the first day of school you will join Mr. Ochoa's individual English 1 Class on Google Classroom with the following code:
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On the first day of school you will join Mr. Ochoa's individual English 2 Classes on Google Classroom with the following code:
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