Mrs. Batson's Class

    email:     kbatson@schuylkillvalley.org

    The 2023-2024 school year marks my 31st year teaching at Schuylkill Valley. The majority of that time has been spent here at the middle school teaching 8th grade language arts, and I wouldn't have it any other way. The students, faculty, administrators, and parents make this district a truly outstanding place to come to work every day. 

    Prior to moving to Berks County, I grew up in Quakertown, Bucks County, where I graduated from the Quakertown Community School District. I then attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and in 2003 I earned my Master of Arts in Education from Gratz College in Elkins Park, PA.

    When I am not busy grading 8th grade homework, I am home with my husband, visiting my oldest son Reed who is a graduate of Millersville University and is living in Red Lion, PA, visiting my step-daughter Ellie who is a  graduate of Widener University with a degree in nursing, or visiting my youngest son Barrett who is a recent graduate of West Virginia University in the honors college, majoring in industrial engineering. Additionally, I love spending many days in Ocean City, NJ; it is my home away from home!

     If you are looking for detailed explanations for homework related to my class, check each assignment on my on-line Homework Calendar.

    If you are looking for homework related to ALL of your 8th grade classes, please visit your account on Schoology.

     Also, visit the Sapphire SVMS Grade Program to check your language arts progress.


    Welcome to 8th grade language arts!

    You are listening to The Forrest Gump Suite byJohn Williams.