Mrs. Rebecca Mackowicz
I graduated from Trinity Christian College in 2001, with a major in English and minors in Secondary Education, Spanish, and History. During my junior year, I studied abroad at Oxford University for a semester. I completed my certificate for teaching English as a Second Language in 2007 through Indiana State University, and in 2012, I finished my Masters in English through Purdue Calumet. This is my eighth year at River Forest and I switched to teaching English 11. I am also the advisor of the Yearbook.
Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, I currently live in Crown Point with my husband and our daughters, Theresa and Vera.Rules, Guidelines, and Procedures:You will need the following on a daily basis: a pen/pencil, a notebook, and a folder.Assignments will be collected as they are completed. Place your assignments in the colored folder for your class in the stacking trays by the window.If you are absent, you have the same number of days you missed to make up that work. I will not give you the missing work. It is your responsibility to find out what you missed. You will do this by checking the binder for your class in the blue crate by the window. There is a folder for each day of the school week and this is where you will find your assignments. If any assignments were collected while you were gone, turn them in on the day you return.Student behavior will meet the standard expectations of all River Forest students. School rules, like those regarding tardiness, misbehavior, dress code, electronic devices, etc…, will be enforced in accordance with the student handbook.
There is no food or drink allowed in the classroom. Passes to lockers and to bathrooms will be kept at a minimum. Make sure you have everything with you when you come to class and that you have used your passing period appropriately.
Be seated in your assigned seat before the bell rings. Begin working on the Daily Question (posted on the overhead). You will have 2-3 minutes at the beginning of class to do this. If you were absent, you need to check the binder for assignments before class begins. This is also the time to sharpen pencils, etc...