It was so nice to see the smiling faces return to school! Having my past students stop by to visit me, made my day! It was awesome to see all of you!

As I’ve welcomed a whole new set of faces in all four blocks of Intro to Graphics & Design, we hit the ground running. Our class reviewed the syllabus (link below), created gmail email accounts to turn receive projects/turn in assignments, reviewed Mac 101, and covered Careers through Virtual Job Shadow.

Next week, we will get started on the History of Graphic Design and the students will find dates for events given to them and create a timeline using programs they are already familiar with using. This assignment will take a 2 1/2 classes to complete. They will submit their projects to me through gmail. Hoping to end the week with ethics, measurements, and GOLDS/Printing.

On Monday, if the students can bring their notebook or 3 ring binder with notebook paper that would be great! They will begin to learn vocabulary that they will use during this class and as they continue on the Graphic Design Pathway. If you are looking to donate materials to the class, I would greatly appreciate clorox wipes, tissues and hand sanitizer.

If you have questions please feel free to email me at or leave a message on my classroom phone. I do not answer the phone during the day but will do my best to return calls at the end of the school day. I’m looking forward to a great semester with all of my students!



Tracey Hotchkiss


Syllabus Fall 2018 Intro to Graphic Design