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    Use this site to review course expectations, grammar topics, or lecture notes.  An easier way to access all those things is in Google Classroom.  Ask Mrs. Howell for your classroom code.   You will also find useful links to practice exercises, or fun sites that will help you explore and extend your knowledge of Spanish.  Enjoy! 
     
    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    Mrs. Laura Howell
    lbhowell@ppps.org
    269-415-5638

    DAILY SCHEDULE 2017-2018
    6:45 arrival at school
    7:35 - 8:30 
    Spanish 3
    8:35 - 9:30 AP Spanish 5
    9:35 - 10:34  Spanish 4
    10:39 - 11:04 lunch
    11:09 - 11:29 FLEx period
    11:34 - 12:29 Spanish 2
    12:34 - 1:29 Planning Period
    1:34 - 2:29 Spanish 2
    2:29 - ? After school help (every day except Wednesdays)

    BIO:

    ¡Hola!  I'm Laura Howell.  I was born in Colon, Michigan, but lived most of my life in Coldwater, graduating from Coldwater High School in 1974.  After graduating from WMU, I started my teaching career at Hackett Catholic Central High School in Kalamazoo in 1979. I came to Paw Paw in 1984 and am starting my 39th year in secondary education. During my career, I have been a Student Council Advisor, class sponsor, NHS Advisor, KVA Quiz Bowl Coordinator, Building School Improvement Chairperson, District School Improvement Chairperson, Mexico Trip Coordinator, Spain Trip Coordinator, World Languages Committee Chairperson, and a mentor teacher.   I have run the scoreboard for basketball games, kept score at wrestling matches, been the event manager for wrestling tournaments, and currently am the announcer for the PPHS PRIDE Marching Band. I earned my master's degree at Cornerstone University and am actively involved in the life of my church. As a certified medical interpreter, I have been called to interpret at Lakeview Hospital, the Van Buren County Jail, and District Court. I live in Paw Paw with Thomas, my husband of 36 years, and a miniature schnauzer named Sally. I have two children who are graduates of PPHS, Bethany (2001) and Spencer (2007). Beth is married to Joel Orders who is serving in the US Army, who will be stationed in Chicago beginning in October and working as a recruiter.  They are the parents of my two grandsons, Derek, who is nine years old, and Ethan who is six.  My son Spence is a diesel mechanic who works in Battle Creek.  He is the father of our youngest family member, Piper Elizabeth, who is three years old.