Welcome to Fourth Quarter Online Learning!

     Dear Parents and Students,

    Welcome back to school! I have missed interacting with my students, and look forward to "seeing" you all again. As I’m sure you are aware, CCUSD will be transitioning to online learning for the foreseeable future. Below is important information about our new online learning:

    Online course work will begin Thursday, April 2.

    Online Resources: All course work will be available via my Google Classroom Newspaper and Digital Journalism will also be using our online newspaper website at www.cactusshadowscspress.com. In addition, I will be using Zoom for weekly check-ins and office hours. Invitations for these meetings will be sent to each of you on your school email, so please be sure to check your school account daily.

    Weekly Assignments: Except for Newspaper, which will have a different assignment schedule, all assignments will be posted on Monday and due 11:59 PM on Friday. 

    Weekly Calendar: You can access the weekly calendar for each class here. Please note that the calendar is subject to change. Students, please make sure to access the calendar and watch the welcome video, which provides further detail about what we will be doing this semester.

    Creative Writing: Creative Writing

    Digital Journalism: Digital Journalism  

    Newspaper: Newspaper

    Attendance: In compliance with state guidelines I will need to mark attendance each school day (M-F). Therefore, in addition to the weekly assignments, students will have a Daily Attendance assignment that they will have to answer by 3:00 PM. I will use this assignment to mark students present or absent each day, and it will only be accessible on scheduled school days. It will also be used to give students daily participation points.  

    Communication: I will be available via e-mail at LHart@ccusd93.net, or students can schedule “Office Hours” for individual needs or more in-depth questions. I am willing and able to provide “Office Hours” on Zoom.  Please email me to schedule this.

    Office Hours: I will be having office hours every Monday on Zoom as follows:

    Creative Writing: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. 

    Digital Journalism: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 

    Newspaper: 11:00 to Noon 


    Lori Hart

    Lori Hart

    (480) 575-2493





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Current Assignments

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Class Schedule

  • 2nd period:  Creative Writing

    3rd period: Digital Journalism

    4th period: Newspaper


    Wednesdays after school: Literary Magazine