Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in English
My name is Carson McCallum and I want to thank you for sharing your student with me for this academic year. I come from a family of educators and my love of literature led me from Converse College, where I earned a Bachelors in English, to the classroom! I am a Kershaw County native and am excited to be back and teaching a subject I love! My other areas of interest are traveling, legends and mysteries, Marvel, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. Sources of great enjoyment in my life are: my lovable black cats, Puck and Idgie; watching action/adventure movies; and - of course! - reading as many books as I can get my hands on! I look forward to getting to know your student's passions as we work together for their academic success. Please reference the sub-pages on this website for access to Google Classroom and Planbook.com for helpful resources and information about class assignments, activities, projects, presentations, pictures, etc. Also note that each class has a Remind feed for easy updates on what we are doing or might need for class!
Just a calendar reminder that Friday, 12/20 is an EARLY DISMISSAL day. Students will leave early from school as the last school day before Winter Break.
Students will be taking the Winter MAP test next week (12/9-11/2019). The schedule will be adjusted according to the following to allow testing for Math on Monday, Language on Tuesday, and Reading on Wednesday:
PROWL: 7:50 to 8:20
Class: 8:25-9:00 Class
MAP: 9:10 to 10:40
10:45 to 11:30 Class
11:35 to 12:05 Lunch
12:10 to 1:25 Class
1:30 to 2:55 RA
Students for my classes will look to Google Classroom for instructions and their emails for individual based assignments.
Every year the 8th grade participates in a Coin War for the Stover Tigers Take Time to Care program. This epic collection battle between the classes rages from 11/26/2019 to 12/18/2019. HAVE NO MERCY - bring in your change and do your teacher proud! The class in 1st place is rewarded with a PIZZA PARTY!!! (And 2nd and 3rd place get prizes too...)
I will be sending a SignUpGenius over email and Remind on Friday afternoon for parents to request specfic times to meet. If you choose to meet with more than one teacher, please select the same time on this form as you email all other teachers. The same SignUpGenius link will be posted on this page as well!