Ms. Carolyn Vance

English Language Arts/PSAT English I-II/ACT Prep


Courses Taught:

Gifted/Accelerated English II/PSAT I/II/ACT Prep/NHS Sponsor/Bus Driver Bus 175

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Welcome & Announcements

Welcome to my webpage students and parents.  It contains basic information about me and the classes I teach.  For further clarification about anything specific please feel free to contact me through this webpage, email or the remind system.  I am here to facilitate anything my students may need.

Along with DCS and LCHS, I am here to offer resources, support and direction for parents and students to ensure some continuity in their learning, even while students remain at home. Please let me know if there is anything additional I can do to assist students or families during this time.  

Please refer to Schoology for the link to my virtual office hours which will be held through Microsoft Teams each Friday from 3-3:30.

Also, please join Remind101 if you have not already done so.

(see below for appropriate classes)

Class Schedule

Doors Open   7:50 * Students report to cafe and remain there until 1st bell

First Bell       8:10

1st Block       8:20–10:00 PSAT II (T1) ACT Prep (T2) PSAT I (T3-4)

     Break      10:00–10:20 (remain in 1st block classroom)

2nd Block    10:25–12:05 Planning Period

Lunch 12:10-12:35

3rd Block     12:35-2:05 G-Acc English II

4th Block       2:10–3:45  G-Acc English II

Supply List

Every student in my class is required to have a 3-ring binder (not a spiral notebook) with loose leaf paper and 6 dividers to organize all handouts and returned work.  We will have a binder check at the end of each 9 weeks which will count as a test grade.

Dividers should be labeled in this order:

Class Starters


Literary Handouts



Quizzes and Tests

About the Teacher


Christian Brothers University- Bachelor of Arts in English for Corporate Communications


2003-2012:  Olive Branch High School- 9-10-11-12 Grade English

2012-Present:  Lake Cormorant High School- 9th/10th Grade English Teacher; PSAT/ACT  Prep Teacher; NHS Sponsor; Bus Driver


I have been teaching English for 17 years. I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and have lived in Desoto County for 23 years. My children are all graduates of Lake Cormorant Schools. Some things I have a passion for are getting to know my students, reading, singing in the church choir,and spending time with family. I am proud to be an LCHS Gator and am looking forward to a great school year!

Summer Reading List

All Gifted English students have required summer reading. The book choices and accompanying assignments are distributed to these students by their teacher prior to departure for summer vacation. Students are expected to have the work prepared for submission during the first week of the school year, regardless of the semester they are enrolled in English.This assignment is graded as a major test grade. Any questions that may arise during the summer can be emailed to me through my teacher website. Happy Summer Reading!

Using Teams

Here are the directions for setting up your account.

If you have not set up your email account you will need to do that. Go to In the blue column on the left click Office365.

Type in email address.

Email is first initial,last initial,last six numbers of lunch number. Click next.

It will ask for a password. The password is Welcome20.

Next you will create a PW. You just type in your current PW (Welcome20) and then type your PW in twice.

You will then have to give an alternate email or phone number in case you get locked out.

You then should be logged in to Microsoft office and see the app, teams

Remind Feed

All Remind feeds require student to join by sending the code 81010 to a particular class code.  Class codes for the 2019/2020 school year are as follows:

PSAT:  @s1psa

English II:  @s2englishi

NHS:  @f6d6he4

Bus 175:  @2019busr