USD 383 schools will continue with the scheduled pick up for devices (AMS, EMS, MHSE & MHSW) on March 30 and 31 and student belongings and packets (elementary schools) on March 31 and April 1. Please abide by all safety requirements.



The mission of the English Language Arts Department is to help students develop the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking in order to become contributing members of a democratic society.

The following overarching Essential Questions support our mission and guide instruction at each grade level:

  • Why does language matter?

  • Why do we read?

  • Why do the rules of language matter?

  • Why is it important to speak well and listen well?

  • Why do we write?

  • How do English Language Arts promote critical thought and communication?


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