English 8

    Instructor: Mr. LaBud

    Welcome to English Language Arts with Mr. LaBud!
    This year, students will work towards high school, college, and career readiness by exercising analytical skills and practicing critical thinking through reading and writing. Through a variety of workshops, collaborative engagement, individual exploration, and cooperative goal setting, each student will have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in their future and to pursue their passions and dreams. 

  • Mr. Tim LaBud

    My name is Tim LaBud and I will be your student's English/Language Arts teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. I have taught ELA and social studies across 7th and 8th grade over the 7 years that I've been at Gurrie. I received a Bachelor’s in English from the School of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an endorsement in Spanish. I also have a Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University and an ESL endorsement from the University of St. Francis. 

    Additionally, I have enjoyed working with students outside of the classroom through extracurricular programs such as cross country, volleyball, various book clubs, and speech team competitions. I am excited to work with you and your student to build a productive and engaging school community and to provide your learner with the best possible middle school experience!


  • Contact Information

    The best way to reach me is via email at tlabud@d105.net. My classroom phone number is 708-482-2720 ext: 1225. If I do not answer, please leave a voicemail and I will return your call as soon as possible.

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  • Google Classroom

    Google Classroom
    All classroom assignments, assessments, and activities will be posted on and collected through Google Classroom, which is synced with each student's Google Drive. This tool allows students to create and submit paperless documents, communicate with their teachers and peers, and organize their classwork. Currently there is no parent access feature, but you may use your student's …

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  • Google Docs

    Click here to access Google Docs: District 105. This is where students will organize, manage, and compile their classwork. To access your students work: 1. Log in with your student's ID: username@d105.net2. Student passwords: same as their network password plus “ I@5” tacked on to the end

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