Mr. Pritchard in Costa Rica
    Hello!  Welcome to Mr. Pritchard's page.  Here you can find my contact information and learn a little about me.
    Contact Information
    Study Abroad in Costa Rica!
    I'm taking students to Costa Rica the first two weeks after school lets out in June. Affordable and different than a regular tour! Click here to learn more.
    About Me
    I am originally from Lolo, Montana.  I've been with my wife for almost twenty-three years and have three boys.  I went to high school at Big Sky High in Missoula and then attended school at UM in Missoula.  Over the years I've worked a variety of jobs-- in the Alaskan fishing fleet, as a chemical engineer, as an ESL teacher in Chile, and for Verizon Wireless.  I decided to change careers and started teaching Spanish thirteen years ago.  I still can't believe they pay me to do this!
    Duolingo is an excellent, easy thing to help you learn Spanish.  Best practices for using Duolingo include: 1)turn up the volume so you can hear it  2)speak when prompted  3)don't test out.  Duolingo by itself won't turn you into a Spanish speaker-- you need to practice speaking as much as possible!
    Google Classroom
    This is the officially-supported EHPS K-12 virtual classroom... it is the single place for students and parents to track assignments, quizzes, and class activities.  It answers the question, "what did we do today?".  I will put everything we do for a class meeting under the day of the week and the date, in the order that we did it.  If the item appears blue, it means you must turn something in.  If the item on the list is gray, it means we may have done something in class but we didn't turn anything in. 
    Sometimes we may not complete items on our to-do list for the day.  If this happens, I normally change the due date on the missed items to our next class meeting. 
    Parents, would you like access to your student's Google Classrooms?  Please email me and I'll add you.    


    Spanish Textbook for Grade 8-12
    To access our online textbook, please click here. To log in simply use your school Google credentials. Click the big green "log in now" button, then on the right hand side of the page you'll see the Google Classroom icon. Just click it, confirm your school Google identity, and you're in! Note that you need to be logged in with your school Google credentials for this to work. If you're stuck email me!  When you click a link to access an assignment, if you're not already logged in you will be directed to the login page instead of the assignment.  This means that you may end up clicking a link, logging in, then clicking the link again to be directed to the correct assignment.


    Student Grades and Assignments
    Student still grades and assignments are all available in Powerschool. Parents need a username (usually a number) and password. If you don't have these, please contact the office.  
    Google Classroom grades may not be the same as PowerSchool grades.  This happens because I may choose to leave an assignment out of PowerSchool that was in Google Classroom, or more commonly I weight an assignment differently in Powerschool.  If you're not following that logic, all you need to know is that PowerSchool is where the official grades are.  
    If your student is missing a quiz or assignment, I generally allow retakes and I accept late work.  Students need to communicate to me exactly what is being made up, otherwise it may not end up in the gradebook.   
    Sadly EHPS does not have software that automatically updates student grades in Powerschool.  Even automated assignments must be manually entered by a teacher.  This means a student may make up an assignment and receive a grade, but that grade does not appear in the offical PowerSchool gradebook.  If you are making up late work please communicate to me exactly what you made up so I can enter your grade.
    What to Bring to Class
    A good attitutude and a willingness to learn.
    Class Syllabus
Last Modified on December 25, 2021