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All Oklahoma Public Schools Are Closed Through The End Of The 2019-2020 School Year

At this time, all schools and offices are not scheduled to reopen until the 2020-2021 school year begins.  Please reach out to your/the specific school with any questions (contact information on their website).  You may contact our Administration Building by email in the event of an urgent need or emergency, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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Public Schools

Bethany Lankford

Bethany Lankford

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I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with an emphasis in English Education. This is my third year here at Mustang North Middle School. I am very close to my parents and my three brothers. I value my time with my family, immediate and extended. I have a French Bulldog named Watson whom I absolutely adore. I enjoy traveling and being active, but I also crave down time to read and watch movies. I believe teaching is my passion as I feel overwhelming joy when connecting with my students and helping them to grow. I am looking forward to working with you and your child as we travel through the English language and literature! 

A Little About ELA1

Over the course of this year, we will not only be learning the mechanical aspects of the English language, but we will also be reading and analyzing many different works of literature. Our curriculum aligns with the Oklahoma Academic Standards, or OAS. All OAS standards can be found on the OK Department of Education website. 

Class time will be given for most, if not all, of assignments in order to keep homework to an absolute minimum. All reading will be done in class, unless excessive absences inhibit a student from catching up in a reasonable amount of time. Along with lecture and traditional individual assignments, group work, hands-on projects, and integrated technology will be introduced and featured throughout the year. This allows for all different types of learners to thrive in the classroom. I am very passionate about creating a comfortable, student centered classroom with an overwhelming amount of respect for all persons.

It is not only my duty as your child’s teacher to prepare them for their future academic endeavors, but also to equip them with the knowledge and life skills they need for success in their everyday life. However, I do believe that parent and family involvement is a vital part of student success. I strongly encourage parents and family members to stay informed in their student’s academic and personal life. All information and grades can be accessed through Parent Portal. You may access some assignments and get more of a feel of the classroom by visiting your student's Google Classroom. 

I am more than happy to communicate with you about your child’s behavior and success, as well as any questions, comments, or concerns you have about our classroom and/or curriculum. The best way to reach me is through email, lankfordb@mustangps.org. You can also send me a text through “Remind.” You can contact me at any time during the work week. My plan period is from 12:40-1:27, which is the best time to reach me. I will be available for meetings by appointment. I will respond to you as soon as possible with your preferred method of communication. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email: lankfordb@mustangps.org

Remind Information:

ELA1: text @hd7434 to 81010

Pre-AP ELA1: text @7ak3f2 to 81010

Google Classroom codes:

1st Hour:  x420to

2nd Hour: z3yjxhh

3rd Hour: noiphix

4th Hour: t7egctk

6th Hour: nlywhv1

7th Hour: qihxu1 

COVID-19 Distance Learning

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Be sure to take advantage of good weather and get some exercise in.  I miss you all! This entire experience is new to us as it is for you all, so we are all learning together. There is some new information that we will be using for the remainder of the school year. 
 
IMPORTANT: 
ELA 1 and 2 will be shared activities, which means it will be like one class. Resources will be updated weekly on Google Classroom starting April 6th. Mrs. Smith and I will be posting the same material. You do not have to do it twice. 
 
NEW CODES: 
There will be only ONE Google Classroom that is for ALL of my students. Google Classroom code: u5quelf
Google Voice number: (405) 293-2920 
Office Hours: Mondays from 11am - 12pm
Email: lankfordb@mustangps.org 
As always, email is the best way to contact me. I am available during my office hours for you to get in contact with me with any questions or concerns. Otherwise, I will be checking my email regularly.