English & Communications

The major goal of the Department of English and Communication is to assist students in their development as articulate, effective speakers and writers of English, and to foster in them an appreciation of classic and contemporary literature. Four units of language arts credit are required to complete the language arts requirement. Additional credits may be selected to meet college entrance requirements, career goals, or interests.  In grades nine through eleven, students may choose from a small group of courses which have been designed to respond to a variety of needs of students at each grade level. In addition, students in these grade levels may also concurrently enroll in some electives: journalism, speech, radio, television, and humanities. In twelfth grade, students must elect from a large group of courses, including an Expression course and a Literature course. Students may also elect additional Language Art courses.

There are three core values that drive the work of the English Department. To learn more about our values, please click here.

8th Grade Students - Honors English Information for 2020-2021 School Year

8th Grade Students - Learn more about our Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Click here for more information on our senior English classes and/or our electives.

Current 300-Level Students Looking to Apply for Honors for 2020-2021 School Year.

Information

Department Chair
Chris Bronke

Department Administrative Assistant
Maria Georgiou

Department Office
Room 268
630-795-8270

2020-21 Academic Planning Guide


Staff

Jena Abrahamsen

Faculty

Christian Acuna

Radio Station Supervisor

Rebecca Banc

Faculty

Dana Briggs

Faculty

Chris Bronke

English & Communications Department Chair

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Melissa Carlson

Faculty

Maria Georgiou

Administrative Assistant - English & Communications

Matt Greaney

Faculty

Alexa Harris

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Melissa Jacobs

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Eric Landschoot

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Jeanette Lawler

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Elizabeth Levin

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Michael Melie

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Britni Mitchell

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Tyler Noe

Reading Paraprofessional

Chloe Penny

Faculty

Elaine Simos

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Kathy Smith

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Marjorie Thomas

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John Waite

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