Jean Locicero Shankle

Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me, As I gaze upon the sea!/All the old romantic legends,All my dreams, come back to me…/from “The Secret of the Sea” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow












Reading, writing, listening and speaking are esssential communication skills for all fields, so we will work hard to help you improve your skills in those areas this semester. What makes honing those skills interesting and enjoyable is using those them to understand some of the best literature written in English, literature that poses some of life’s most enduring questions. For those reasons, we will read works from ancient classics, from Shakespeare, from poets, essayists, modern fiction and a variety of other great works. Detailed information during the course can be found at the English Resources link above, right.

Write a Telegraph education column!

Do you have a great MHS activity or event that you want to share with our region via the Nashua Sunday Telegraph? 

If so, use this form as a guide to writing one of the short (350-400 words) columns. The focus of the Sunday Education page is to hear from students, so be sure to include quotes with the students’ first and last names and year (freshmen, sophomore, etc.).

The requirements include the following:

  1. Fill out the form.
  2. Submit a photo of your event to Mrs. Shankle. Include names of people from left to right.
  3. Submit a head shot of yourself to be used in paper with column.

We may not be able to print everything, especially due to space and time limitations, but we would love to hear from you. To check the status of your column (whether we can submit it or when it will appear), contact Mrs. Shankle.

Fall 2017 to Spring 2018

Creative Writing Calendar

AP Language & Composition

English 11H Calendar

English 9 B Calendar

Calendar Archive

English 11B Calendar

General Resources

The classroom expectations handouts below are the standard overview handouts for all classes at MHS. They include general descriptions of the course curriculum and special requirements of the instructors.

Creative Writing Classroom Expectations

11H Classroom Expectations Spring 2017

9B Classroom Expectations 


English 12 A Course Overview and Classroom Expectations

Vocabulary Grammar Guide MLA Format & Paper Writing Help

Need Inspiration?


Library of Congress

Contact Information

Room 190, x3190

Class Websites


Humanities on the Web

Fall 2017 Schedule

A Block Creative Writing

B Block English 11 Honors

C Block Prep

D Block English 9 A