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

  • Hello, and welcome to my class!


    Welcome Freshmen to ELA 1-2 PowerPoint

    To tell you a little bit about myself, this is my third 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 again this year.

    I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my Bachelor's of 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 & more: CANVAS

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

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

    Class Schedule                                                                         Office Hours               

    Period 1: Prep                                                                          MON: By appointment

    Period 2: ELA 1-2                                                                     TUES: ACA Prep & Afternoon

    Period 3: ELA 1-2                                                                     WED: Afternoon

    Period 4: Lunch                                                                        THURS:ACA Prep & Afternoon

    Period 5: ELA 1-2                                                                     FRI: By appointment

    Period 6: ELA 1-2

    Period 7: 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***