• "To be great is to be misunderstood" Ralph Waldo Emerson




  • Hello, and welcome to my class!

    (Academic Expectations: Be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, August 16th @6:30PM)

    WELCOME POWERPOINTS

    Welcome Freshmen to ELA 1-2 PowerPoint

    Welcome Sophomores to ELA 3-4 PowerPoint

    To tell you a little bit about myself, this is my second year here at Mountain Ridge High School, having previously taught for Scottsdale Unified School District for three and a half years. In previous years I have worked with all grades, but I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with freshmen and sophomores this year.

    I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my Bachelor's in Science in Education with an emphasis in English and a minor in History, and upon graduation I graduated with Summa Cum Laude Latin honors as well as Liberal Studies honors. While attending NAU I worked for the university's honors writing and mentoring programs as well as had the opportunity to be an HON101 facilitator. 

    On a personal note, I am originally from California and enjoy reading, playing with my dog Arlo, as well as hiking and skiing with my husband Michael. 

    Email: melanie.hallock@dvusd.org

    Voicemail: 623-376-3144

    Please be advised that my email is the best way to contact me.

    Check your Grades by clicking the link: PowerSchools

    Turn in assignments, find make-up/absent work, announcements, & more: CANVAS

    Absent work, due dates, and more!: Live Class Calendar (ELA 1-2)

                                                                                       Live Class Calendar (ELA 3-4)

    (NOTE: For the class calendar you will need to sign in using your DVUSD google account info)


    Class Schedule                                                                         Office Hours               

    Period 1: ELA 3-4                                                                     MON: By appointment

    Period 2: Prep                                                                          TUES: ACA Prep & Afternoon

    Period 3: ELA 1-2                                                                     WED: Afternoon

    Period 4: ELA 3-4                                                                     THURS:ACA Prep & Afternoon

    Period 5: ELA 1-2                                                                      FRI: By appointment

    Period 6: ELA 1-2

    ***Any changes in the above office hours will be communicated to all classes on the board. Students are encouraged to let me know when they are coming so that I can plan accordingly to help them in the best way possible. Students should also take advantage of Aca-Prep on every Tuesday and Thursday as it is incorporated into the school day***