Mrs. Case's Life and Times


           I am Toni Case.  California is where I was born and it was my home for many years. I went to Elementary, Middle and High school in Glendale. I began college at Pasadena College, which is now Point Loma University. It is a private Nazarene Church College. While in California I spent many days at the beach and also in the San Gabriel Mountains. Surfing and skiing were always fun pastimes. I moved to Hawaii for a short while and really enjoyed the weather, ocean and people.  It is amazing how many people visit you when you live in Hawaii.  I moved back to California and taught Kindergarten in Pasadena City Schools. Then I moved to Atlanta, GA.  To be able to teach Elementary in Georgia, I had to redo my major from Art History/Education to Early Childhood Education so I attended Mercer University.  I continued my teaching career in Gwinnett County Public Schools, teaching first, third, and fourth grades. Many new children from all over the world were moving into my school.  I thought I had better find a way to reach them.  We had 66 different languages at our school.  So back to school I went to complete a study in English as a Second Language at Georgia State University.  Next a Master’s Degree seemed like a good way to enhance my teaching skills, so again I found myself back at Mercer University.  I received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, with an endorsement in gifted education.  I left my fourth grade classroom to teach Gifted Ed. for 10 years.  During this time I also completed an Ed.S. in Middle School Math and Science.  I retired from Gwinnett County Schools and moved down here to the beautiful lowcountry to teach ESOL at Hardeeville Elementary. I taught there for three years.  I then taught at Ridgeland Elementary for 3 years. Now this is my third year at HRMS.

          I have a great son who lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three children.  Riley, my granddaughter, is thirteen and is in seventh grade this year.  My twin grandsons, Mason and Noah, are eleven and are in fifth grade.  My husband, Jerry, and I will celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary in Dec. We think living here is wonderful and being near the ocean is perfect.  My favorite pastimes are swimming, spending time at the beach, reading, sewing, golfing, and cooking. Going back to Atlanta to see all the kids is fun too and I do love shopping there.

 

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Oct. Newsletter

Happy October! HRMS is having a Hispanic Heritage Program Oct. 26, 2018.  There will be two performances and we hope you will be able to attend one of them.  A letter about the times will come home very soon. Ms. Raza and I attended the Enrich training, which is a program being used by the special services department. The ESOL department is beginning to use it this year as well.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will be scanning and uploading all of the ESOL students' accommodations into the program (approximately 180 students). All teachers  will have the paper accommodation forms. In the future, the goal is to have meetings on all ESOL students with parents, teachers, and the ESOL teachers to develop the accommodations needed (similar to the IEP meeting). Of course, with 180 students at this site alone, it will be a very tedious process. This is not going to occur for the 2018-2019 school year since we have already completed the accommodations. At the end of this school year, we may be having these meetings to create the accommodations for next year. The ESOL team and the district office are still in the planning stages, but we wanted to let everyone know what we are doing. We will keep everyone updated throughout the process. In addition, we have planned a presentation for series of PLCs to keep every teacher informed. We will discuss the breakdown of the Access scores and accommodations for students (as opposed to just receiving the accommodation forms with the level accommodations checked and not knowing what the actual scores are). Enrich will eventually be accessible by all teachers so we can all see the data for our students. Parents will continue to be sent a paper copy of the ACCESS scores and a placement letter for their child. Thank you!
 
Mrs. T Case

Parent night flyer

 

Todas las Familias

Están invitadas

Fecha: El 13 de febrero del 2018

Hora: de las 6:00 a las 7:30 P.M.

Lugar: En el Salón de Usos Multiples de la Escuela Primaria de Hardeeville

Se proveerá la cena gratis

Habrá Premios

Families

You are Invited

 

When: February 13, 2018

Time:   6:00-7:30 P.M.

Where: Hardeeville Elementary

              Multi- Purpose Room

Free Dinner provided

Door Prizes Included

 

 

 

ESOL February Newsletter

      BLACK HISTORY MONTH…. HEART MONTH …. ACCESS TESTING….

            PARENT CONFERENCES……. PARENT FAMILY NIGHT

We have a busy month!!!! The ESOL testing will be starting and we thank you ahead of time for your patience with having our students pulled out of classes for this testing. The test has 4 parts, Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.  This means they will most likely be pulled 4 different times. 

We are planning with Ms. I. Scott for a wonderful parent night for not only ESOL parents, but for all parents. An informational meeting on testing will be begin our night. Then we will break into groups to have family fun making games, playing games, and enjoying a hog dog dinner which will be provided.  Come join us for a fun night on Feb. 13 at 6:00.

Remember we often speak fast and using our American contractions can be confusing to our new students.  You don’t have to speak louder, however, speaking slower and explaining what basic words mean could be helpful.  Thanks for all you do for our students.

Ms Case  & Ms Raza

Biography


I am Toni Case. California is where I was born and it was my home for many years. I went to Elementary, Middle and High school in Glendale. I began college at Pasadena College, which is now Point Loma University. It is a private Nazarene Church College. While in California I spent many days at the beach and also in the San Gabriel Mountains. Surfing and skiing were always fun pass times. I moved to Hawaii for a short while and really enjoyed the weather, ocean and people. It is amazing how many people visit you when you live in Hawaii. I moved back to California and taught Kindergarten in Pasadena City Schools. Then I moved to Atlanta, GA. To be able to teach Elementary in Georgia, I had to redo my major from Art History/Education to Early Childhood Education. So I attend Mercer University. I continued my teaching career in Gwinnett County Public Schools, teaching first, third, and fourth grades. Many new children from all over the world were moving into my school. I thought I had better find a way to reach them. We had 66 different languages at our school. So back to school I went to complete a study in English as a Second Language at Georgia State University. Next a Master’s Degree seemed like a good way to enhance my teaching skills, so again I found myself back at Mercer University. I received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, with an endorsement in gifted education. I left my fourth grade class room to teach Gifted Ed. for 10 years. During this time I also completed an Ed. S in Middle School Math and Science. I retired from Gwinnett County Schools and moved down here to the beautiful low country to teach ESOL at Hardeeville Elementary. I taught there for three years. I then taught at Ridgeland Elementary for 3 years. Now this is my third year at HRMS.
I have a great son who lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three children. Riley, my granddaughter, is eleven and is in fifth grade this year. My twin grandsons, Mason and Noah, are nine and are in third grade. My husband, Jerry, and I think living here is wonderful and being near the ocean is perfect. My favorite pass times are swimming, spending time at the beach, reading, sewing, golfing, and cooking. Going back to Atlanta to see all the kids is fun too and I do love shopping there.