Mrs. De La Cruz's Howard Adventure!

Greetings, everyone!  I am Mrs. De La Cruz, the proud theatre director at Howard Jr. High! 
It is with great joy that I welcome you to the Howard Theatre Department! I am very much looking forward to getting to know all of my students and their families. This will be my tenth year in education, seventh as a classroom teacher, and first as a theatre director. Waxahachie is my home and I am thrilled to be able to give back to a district that has done so much for me.  As a director, I have the great fortune of teaching our children how to use their creativity to develop themselves and produce outstanding works of art.

In this class, we hold ourselves to a high standard. I will provide your child with a high-quality education, as well as help them develop many important social behaviors. This year we will learn the value of a team, determination, passion, and how to work hard to reach your goals. We will undoubtedly have a wonderful time this year!

Family Life 
      I'm a mother to two of the most wonderful people in the world!  My son, Daniel, is seven years old, and my daughter, Naomi, is three.  They are full of joy and spread it everywhere they go!  My husband, David, is a gem of a man and teaches first grade at Dunaway Elementary.  I'm the oldest of my siblings, whom I love very much (Angelica, Nathaniel, Tory, and Allesia). In addition to directing theatre, I teach a Bible study group with preschool children on Wednesday nights.  I'm so grateful for every aspect of my life!  
      I obtained my bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas in 2008.  I then spent a pretty penny to get my master's in curriculum and instruction at Texas A&M - Commerce. One day, I'll be debt free. :)  
Personal Interests
      I love to run, play games, and be a part of theatre (all areas)!
      Tutoring is available every day during advisory, as well as before school each day from 8:00 A.M. - 8:20 A.M. 
Class Schedule: 
1st 8:25 - 9:13 Theatre II (7th & 8th grade)
9:18 - 10:06        
3rd 10:11 - 10: 59 Musical Theatre
4th 11:04 - 11:52 Theatre II (7th & 8th grade)
5th 11:57 - 12:45 Theatre II (8th grade)
  12:45 - 1:15  Lunch
6th 1:20 - 2:08 Advisory/ Tutoring
7th 2:13 - 2:58     Advanced Theatre
8th 3:03 - 3:55 Theatre II (7th & 8th grade)
Join Remind:

Please text the appropriate code to the number “81010” to join the Remind group for your class

Theatre I  (1st and 5th period) - @cg9hbf

Theatre II (4th and 8th period -@kge77d

Advanced Theatre (7th period) - @gdca6c

Musical Theatre (3rd period) - @howmusical
Join Google Classroom:

Theatre I 6th grade (1st and 5th period)- k8ypt06

Theatre II 7th & 8th (4th and 8th period - 621o0v

Advanced Theatre (7th period) - 2dpb66

Musical Theatre (3rd period) - aigq91
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