Welcome to 7th Grade Language Arts with Mrs. Amos!

Welcome to 7th grade and to Columbia Middle School!  I am so excited to have your child as part of my class this year.  As the 2023-2024 school year begins, I start my 14th year as a Language Arts teacher.  I graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) with a degree in Fashion Merchandising.  After 4 years in retail management, I finally realized my calling to teach.  My passion for children and learning put me right where I need to be: in the classroom! 

I am currently enrolled in the Doctoral program at GA Southern and hope to be Dr. Amos by May 2024!  I am in the Dissertation phase, and it's a lot of work, but I'm excited to finish soon!  I am certified to teach Language Arts, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Gifted Education, Early Childhood, and Special Education.  My other passion is teaching fitness classes at Max Fitness and Gold's Gym, and I love hanging out with my family and friends.  I am married to my high school sweetheart, Justin, and we have two children: Declan who is 9 years old, and Tenley, who is 6 years old.  
Please don't hesitate to contact me for any reason! The best way to contact me is via email: [email protected] or via a Remind message!  
I look forward to working with your child this year! 😘
Table of Contents
On this main page, you will find:
     *Google Classroom Codes
     *Instructions for Creating a Parent Portal Account (super helpful!)
    *Schedule for 7th Grade
    *Columbia Middle School ELA Grading Scale
    *Where to find my WEEKLY PLANS! (Along with other important information :)) 
     **Please note the SYLLABUS on the right-hand side of the page.
Sign up for Parent Portal and check your child's grades online!  Here are the directions:

If you have not accessed parent portal, please be reminded that this is an excellent tool to stay informed of your child’s grades as well as any missing homework/classwork assignments. I am attaching instructions on how to create your account. If you have any questions or encounter any problems, please contact Ms. Callie Pagerly in our guidance department: (706)541-1252, x-3020.

Please click on the following link to begin the Parent Portal process:  - enter social security number/date of birth of any child currently enrolled

This will give you an activation key - (write it down – this cannot be copied and pasted)

Type in your (GUID) activation key at:

You will be asked for login name and password (and confirmation of password) – write this down

Type in your chosen user name and password

Welcome to Infinite Campus Parent Portal! 
Mrs. Amos' 7th Grade Schedule - 2023-2024

           1st Period - 7:30 - 8:38

           2nd Period - 8:40 - 9:48

           3rd Period - 9:50 - 10:58 

           4th Period (Lunch) - 11:00 - 12:45 

           5th Period (Connections) - 12:45 - 1:38

           6th Period (Connections) - 1:40 - 2:30

Columbia Middle School ELA Grading Scale
**Assessments (tests, projects, essays) = 60%
(At the end of each 9 weeks, the lowest summative assessment will be dropped from the average.)
*Classwork/Quizzes (short-constructed responses) = 40%
Weekly Lesson Plans - Amos ELA
Please refer to our class in Google Classroom (Amos 7th ELA). Everyone must join Google Classroom
Referring to Google Classroom is the easiest way to keep track of everything we are doing. The assignments will be weekly under Classwork. Thank you for utilizing this amazing resource!
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For my ELA Classes combined: text @amos7ela to 81010.
Then you will receive all important messages that I may send.  Thanks for your involvement!!