Hi! Welcome to Dr. Cornish’s 7th Grade Language Arts class!

This is a year like none we have seen before. We are starting with virtual learning for everyone and, although we are a little nervous, we are confident that this will be a success.  This is a time when we will have to work together - teacher, parent, and student - like we never did before to ensure that we are successful. Part of that success will come from being to access the class and the material that I make available to you. For starters, we all need to know how to access Canvas and ParentVue as well as be able to log in to Microsoft 365. Please refer to this document to assist you. Additionally, it would be helpful to watch this video about Canvas for parents. PWCS has made this video available in both English and Spanish.


I am a voracious reader and, this year, I am hoping that I can infect you with a similar love for the written word. I want you to grow to love reading and also to enjoy writing as well.  We will spend a lot of time doing this together.

Each week, I will have office hours on Monday between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m.; and Tuesday to Thursday from 11:47 a.m. to 1:04 p.m.
I have been teaching for more than 20 years. This is my third year at Potomac Middle School and I am enjoying it.  

“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” – Mortimer J. Adler