Please click this link to find out about what we do in our German classes:

    Greenback Night - Meet the Teachers


    😊 Herzlich Willkommen liebe Eltern – Welcome Parents! 😊

    First and foremost, I would like to thank you, parents and guardians, for sharing your most prized

    possession with me: your kids! I do not take my responsibility to care for them and teach them

    lightly. As a mother I know how important it is to know that my kids are in good hands with their

    teachers. I will care for your kids as if they were my own. That includes reality checks when they

    are not doing the work they should do, but also plenty of praise and support.


    My name is Bettina Huber-Jones, and I will be the German teacher this school year. If

    there is any question about classroom procedures, grading, attendance, what we are

    covering in class, or what homework is due (noneJ), please do not hesitate to contact me

    via e-mail (bjones@neisd.net), as I answer e-mails every day, or text me – 210-413-9426.


    My tutoring hours: Mondays from 8:00 am to 8:30 am and Thursdays 4:30pm to 5:00pm   

    Thursdays: During FLEX class (and by appointment, which can also be their lunch).


    What do I need to do to be successful in German class???

    1) Be Prompt (come to class on time)             

    2) Be Prepared (bring your folder, pencil, pen, lined paper, and previous classwork)

    3) Be Positive (the right attitude goes a long way) (CELLPHONES are DISCOURAGED in class!)

    4) Be Polite (treat others as you want them to treat you = with respect!)

    5) Be Productive (you need to take notes, participate, and ask questions)


    Course objectives:

    In high school, German is a year-long course that yields one credit. Two years of German, level I

    and II, are needed to complete the high school foreign language requirement. Emphasis in German

    class will be placed on the basic communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The

    primary purpose of any German course is the ability to use the language for practical communicative

    purposes. Students will understand, speak, read, and write basic German!

    In the advanced classes, German III and AP, students will read college level texts and communicate

    in writing and speaking in German about everyday topics. Success depends on student involvement.


    Grading policies and assignments:

    1) Proficiency Activities (warm-ups, participation, portfolio, etc.)              30%                            

    2) Mini Assessments (Quizzes, in class writing, etc.)                                30%                            

    3) Performance Assessments (Tests, Assessments, Projects, etc.)          40%


    What can I do to help as a parent? You can but don’t have to check:

    1) Google classroom weekly (for missing assignments) and

    2) Skyward (missing work/low grades).