Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Amanda Thompson

About Me:

This is my 17th year of teaching, and I am so excited about my third year at Overton High School! Teaching is not only a profession for me, it is also my great passion.  I graduated from the University of Mississippi with my undergraduate degree in English and history, (Hotty Toddy!) and an M.S.E. in Gifted, Talented, and Creative.  

I LOVE traveling, reading, swimming, fishing, and just spending a lot of time with my friends and family.  I have been married to my husband for almost 14 years and we have two sons; Trace is 22 and Bennett is 10. Please contact me if you need anything, and I will be happy to help!!! I'm so excited to have an amazing 2022-2023 school year.  Go Wolverines!!!



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Happy New Year!! Happy 2023!!!
WEEK 1.  January 3-6th. 
TEXT: "Sonnet with Bird" by Sherman Alexie.  "Elliptical" by Harryette Mullen.  "Fences" by Pat Mora.  Location Unit 2, TEXTBOOK and FILES in TEAMS.
TEXT BASED VOCABULARY: Perspective, Entitled, Interactions
Grades for Week 1:  Journal 12, Poetry Stations
WEEK 2.  January 9-13
TEXT: Short Story :"Was is a Dream?"  Poem: "Sympathy:  Location:, TEXTBOOK and FILES in TEAMS
TEXT BASED VOCABULARY: ceaselessly, feeble, efface, somber, luminous, wretched, malicious, hypocrite, abominable, irreproachable
Week 3. January 16-20 
TEXT: "Encountering the Other"  Location: Grade 10: Unit 2 Focus: Reading Informational Pages:  268-281 
TEXT BASED VOCABULARY:  • doctrine • totalitarian • ideologies. Make sure you know what GLOBALIZATION means.
Week 4. January 23-27
TEXT: "Laughter: An essay on the Meaning of Comic" by Henry Bergson.  Location: FILES, Q3/ Website.  
TEXT BASED VOCABULARY: sublime, unison, sentiment, anesthesia, articulate, perchance, phenomenon, absurdity, converge
Week 5: January 30-Feb 3/  Week 6: Feb 6-10
TEXT: "The Censors" by Luisa Valenzuela
TEXT BASED VOCABULARY:  sabotage, intercept, subversive, irreproachable, jeopardy, censorship
Week 6: Feb13-17. 
Text: "In Rinconada, Peru, Searching for Beauty in Ugliness"  Location: Grade 10 Textbook: Unit 4. Pg 418-429.  
TEXT BASED VOCABULARY: marauding, intemperate, conquistadors, exuberance, gawping, capricious, fetid, burgeoning, vociferous, antipathy
CFA UNIT TEST #3. "Encountering the Other"
Located in MASTERY CONNECT. CODES:  1st- 645383. 4th- 585953. 5th- 597776. 6th- 291139. 7th- 386246
Also, make sure you write your 2 short essays on "The Censors" located in Assignments in TEAMS.

Monday, February 20th

  • Afterschool Tutoring- Science/Social Studies/JROTC
  • WIDA Testing -Students will return with an ORANGE admit slip when done.


Tuesday, February 21st

  • WIDA testing-
  • Afterschool Tutoring- ELA/CCTE/HPELW/ESL


Wednesday, February 22nd (BLOCK SCHEDULE-Periods 1,3,5,7)

  • WIDA testing
  • MOCK Biology test
  • Department Meetings 2:30pm-3:30pm


Thursday, February 23rd (BLOCK SCHEDULE-Periods 2,4,5,6)

  • BLOCK Schedule
  • MOCK Biology test
  • Afterschool Tutoring: Math/World Languages/SPED


Friday, February 24th (ReThink Schedule)

  • ReThink Schedule

Week at a Glance
Get ready, test season (EOC, SDC, AP) begins in 61 days!! It must be a schoolwide effort to help students develop and practice good test taking strategies. We need students to achieve AND improve! We are striving for Level 5's in ELA and Biology and a Level 3 in math. Stay tuned. There will be incentives for students AND teachers that are working hard to ROCK the TEST!!!


  • Monday, February 13th: WIDA begins
  • Thursday, February 16th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7pm
  • Monday, February 20th: President's Day- REGULAR day
  • Monday, February 27th: District Benchmark #3 begins
  • Friday, March 10th: Quarter 3 ends