Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optional learning activities posted here will help parents support student learning until schools re-open. Please remember that use of these materials and participation in these activities are optional and neither grades nor course credit will be awarded.


Please use Microsoft Teams to see all new assignments and class content. All new announcements will be made through Microsoft Teams. 

You will need your microsoft log in information to access teams. If you have forgotten your information please use this link.

Office 365 Account Access and Password Resets.pdf.

If you are still having trouble please email me. All updates to the class will be on Microsoft Teams. 

Greetings, I am Mr. de Castrique and I teach 7th grade Language Arts! In our class we will have daily reading and writing exercises in order to improve these valuable skills. Please check my website each week for different assignments. You can always get in contact with at decastaw@pwcs.edu. 

Message from our superintendent 

How to Work from Home


THIS WEEK (April 13 - 17) Figurative Language - Please go to the files and documents tab on the left to view attachments related to each week's lesson. -Log into Study Island through Clever (you must log into office 365 to access your clever account). -You can complete any of the review lessons I've assigned. Please complete all assignments in Practice mode. -You can review the lesson if needed by clicking on the lesson link and watching the video. -You also have access to all graphic organizers and anchor charts under files and documents. -All review lessons have been assigned to all students and are active for the specific week. Remember to complete all tasks with a "Growth Mindset". Don't Forget!

Students should be: 
1. Completing their Apocalypse paper and emailing the final copy to decastaw@pwcs.edu  -see instructions in documents folder.
2. Staying up to date with readtheory.org, ten quizzes a week. 
3. Want to review for SOLs? Check out some of the websites below. 


Below are a list of websites that you should use everyday to review standards we have covered in previous lessons. 

Clever- Clever single sign-on (SSO) allows students to log into applications with a single set of credentials. Use your Office 365 username and password to login at clever.com

BrainPop- You can assign videos and activities if you log into your PWCS account using Clever. All of your students will be in your classes.

Study Island- helps students master language arts and math standards in a fun and engaging manner. Students access Study Island through Clever.

Flocabulary- a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Students will need a class code from their teacher to access this program. Signup for Rippon's Flocabulary account:  https://flocabulary.com/signup/join/school/rippon-middle-2/ VoiceThread- Create presentations, similar to PowerPoint, that students can interact with. You can even upload PowerPoints to get started. Login with your PWCS email address and password. Students reply with videos, audio recordings, or typed messages. https://pwcs.ed.voicethread.com/

Nearpod- Create presentations with an assortment of interactive online activities. You can create your own or use the hundreds of pre-made presentations. There are even virtual field trips! Login with your PWCS Office 365/email https://nearpod.com/

BreakoutEDU- a collection of digital games that students can play at home. Students can click on any game and start playing! https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome 

Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions decastaw@pwcs.edu.

Virginia Tech Graduation
 I am an avid and passionate student of Classical Studies (Ancient Rome and Greece), evidenced here by my celebration from VT with emperor Augustus.