Mr. John Svehla

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Welcome to 5th grade Language Arts.

Originally from Columbus, NE I moved to Omaha when I got married.  My wife and I welcomed our baby girl,Addileigh, in Feburary 2011.  I attended college at Peru State where I also played volleyball for three years before I moved to Omaha. After college I taught for two years at St. Pius/St. Leo Elementary School.  I join 6B for the 2012-2013 school year and begin my fifth year at Buffett.
Besides teaching, I am also the Assistant Head Volleyball Coach at Papillion LaVista High School.  We look forward to continuing the strong volleyball tradition this year. 

In Language Arts we will work on descriptive writing.  The students will learn to create a picture with their writing instead of telling the audience what they want them to know.  Besides writing, students will be working on Sitton Spelling and then editing, using Daily Oral Language and Daily Language Practice.  These skills will all help the students create a better picture for the reader.  We will work on refreshing our skills with grammar and continuing to implement Acuity into the curriculum. 


I am so excited to have an opportunity to teach at Buffett Middle School!  The faculty, staff, and students are wonderful.  We look forward to building continued success...

Please feel free to contact me at any time.  My e-mail address is

Phone number for Buffett is 561-6160

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