Learning Support Teacher
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Welcome to Mrs. Sarah Arrigonie’s or Mrs. A’s webpage! I am excited to share a little about our Learning Support program. Mrs. Shannon Clune, Mrs. Heidi Tredinnick, and Ms. Lori Underwood are our wonderful classroom paraprofessionals. This year we support students mainly in grades 4th and 5th. If you need us we are located in room A19, but often can be found in Mrs. Francis’ or Mrs. Brown’s classrooms.
- Please remember to check your child’s folder/binder and agenda each night. This is an excellent way for us to communicate!
- Please help your child with his or her homework each night. If he or she has homework it will be written inside his or her agenda and placed inside his or her folder/binder.
- The best times to call the classroom are 7:45-8:15 AM and 2:45-3:30 PM. (326-3554 x 1133) Please let a message if I do not answer. I am responsible for other duties and will often be out of the classroom. Emailing me works great too – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Remember our Learning Support team wants to help your child reach his/her potential and make the most progress possible! If you have any concerns please contact me! I love working with families and I recognize that we both have a lot to offer each other!
Below are some fun learning websites that you and your child can check out! Many of these sites provide basic skill practice and as the school year progresses I will add more sites that provide practice at higher skills levels.
- Placed 17th - 2008
- "Round of 16" for Pennsylvania - 2007
- Small School Champion / 2nd Overall - 2006
- "Great 8" for Pennsylvania - 2005
WVIA 2016 Lycoming County Champion and 3rd Place Overall
2011 Pennsylvania Academic Competition – Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga Regional Champions
WPSU (Penn State Broadcasting)
- Placed 17th – 2008
- “Round of 16” for Pennsylvania – 2007
- Small School Champion / 2nd Overall – 2006
- “Great 8” for Pennsylvania – 2005
Welcome to American Systems
American Systems is the study of the principles and foundations of our governmental and economic policies.
The following areas are of interest in this course:
- Constitution and Foundations of Government
- Institutions of National Government
- Political Behavior and Participation
- Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
- State and Local Government
- Public Policy
- Comparative Government
American Systems is the study of American political, domestic, foreign, social, and economic systems. The following is a list of topics that will be covered in this course:
- The Constitution and Foundations of Government
Principles of GovernmentBeginnings of the American Government
- Institutions of National Government
The Legislative Branch
The Executive Branch
The Judicial Branch
- Political Behavior and Participation
Campaigns and Elections
Voting Rights and Behavior
- Civil Rights and Liberties
1st Amendment Freedoms
- State and Local Government
- Policy Making
- Comparative Government and Economic Systems
- American Government (Holt, Rinehart and Winston)
- American Government (Ethel Wood and Stephen C. Sansone)
- Consent of the Governed (Lewinski, Capurro, Clancy, Levine, Nicholes)
- Frontline (PBS Series)
- 60 Minutes (clips)
- 12 Angry Men
- Gideon’s Trumpet
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Grading Policy (Government Systems and USIII)
Welcome to American Systems, USII or USIII with Mr. Bower. I am excited about the upcoming semester and hope you are as well. I am sure you are concerned with your grades. Grades are very important and there are many opportunities for you to do well in my class. My grading is based on a point system. Your goal is to gain as many points as you can in the marking period. Everything we do in class is graded and a certain number of points are awarded for each aspect of the course.
- TEST OR EXAMS
This is a valuable instrument to measure what and how much you have learned. There will be several major exams each marking period. Every test will be announced several days in advance and placed on my weekly homework page. The make-up of the tests will include matching, fill in the blank, multiple choice, and short answer. Every test will also include at least one essay.All tests/exams are worth at least 100 points
Military History will give the student the opportunity to work on many projects. There will be individual projects as well as group projects throughout the semester.Group projects are worth 20 to 100 points.
Individual projects/research papers/ critical reviews will be worth 100 to 200 points.There will be three research papers in this course. There will be one each of the three marking periods.The topics will be:
A book report4. Key Historical Event
There will be several quizzes a week (usually two or three). Quizzes are a good guide for the student as well as for me to see how students are progressing before a major test. If you miss a quiz, it is very important that you set up a time with me to make the quiz up. Most quizzes are usually made up of 5 to 10 questions. There will be both oral and written quizzes.Quizzes are usually worth 10 to 20 points each.
- ACADEMIC PARTICIPATIONHOMEWORKHomework is usually assigned on a daily basis and will be posted on my homework webpage. Homework is very important because it will allow the student to:Prepare for the following day’s lesson
Review the current day’s lesson
Identify new vocabulary
Practice social studies skillsCLASSWORKThis area would include in-class worksheets, video study guides, case study work, etc. All class work will be collected that day with no late class work being accepted.Homework and class work may be worth anywhere from 5 to 20 points
Participation is important in Systems and Military History. The participation rubric is attached.
Each day one student will have the opportunity to present to the class a current event. This report should take no longer than 5 minutes. They may get their current event from any newspaper, magazine, or news Internet page. The student must present me the article the day they give their report to the class. If a student needs a newspaper to get an article – they may see me and I will give them a newspaper. Every Friday there will be a quick 5-question current event quiz on the reports heard that week. Brief summaries of the reports will be written in their journals. If absent, students are responsible for any missed current events.
Current Events are worth 10 points
I will always tell you how much an assignment, project, etc. is worth. To figure out your grade, I will count up the entire number of points one can earn. I will then add up the total number of points you gained and divide it by the total number of points possible.
So, if you earned 910 points out of a total of 926 points (910 divided by 926) you would receive a 98%.
Once a week (usually on Thursdays) I will show you your average
I do not give extra credit. Time put forth into extra credit could be time used to prepare for upcoming assignments or tests. I am always willing to help. I will normally be at school by 7:30 a.m. and I usually do not leave before 4:00 p.m. So, please do not hesitate to see me.
I expect all students to follow the guidelines established in the Student Handbook.
There are three major areas, however, I would like to emphasize within these guidelines:
- Being on time for class.
- Being respectful to others and their views.
- Being prepared for class on a daily basis.
It is very important for the student to be on time for class. Within a 90 minute block there is much to cover and discuss. Being late is disruptive to the learning environment of others.
Respect is a key in my classroom. Systems / Military History is a class which deals with many discussions and opinions. At times you may disagree with your fellow students on certain topics, but we need to respect their views in order to have an in-depth discussion. “Disagree with the opinion – NOT the person.”
Preparation for class is a must. If a student does not have all of the classroom materials, how can that student accomplish as much as she or he could?
By following these three simple requests, the year will go smoothly and the class will be exciting and rewarding!
Grade 2 Teacher
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Fourth Grade Teacher
Welcome to Mrs. Brown’s 4th Grade Class!
My name is Kelly Brown and I have been teaching at Schick Elementary for 5 years. Most of that time was spent in 5th grade. I look forward to a new adventure in 4th grade this year. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Lycoming College and I am currently working on my Master’s Degree at Lock Haven University. When I am not working on activities and plans for school, I spend all my spare time playing with and chasing around my children, Miles (6) and Norah (3). My husband, Eric, is also a teacher. He teaches Physics, Math, and STEM at Montgomery Area School District. Some of my most important qualities are being patient, caring, kind, adventurous, and hard-working. I strive to give my students the best education they can possibly have and work hard to get each of them actively engaged in the learning process. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, biking, kayaking, playing games, and trying new things.
We are currently working on…
Learning Rules and Procedures
Pre-assessments in Various Subjects
Getting to Know You Activities
Loyalsock Township, a NAMM Best Community for Music Education for Five Consecutive Years!
Loyalsock Township High School Bands Program
- Symphonic Band
- Lancer Marching Band
- Lancer Jazz Band
- “Pride of the Lancers” Basketball Pep Band
Loyalsock Township High School Courses
- Symphonic Band (9-12)
- Music for the Masses (Moodle)
- Instrumental Lessons (9-12)
Loyalsock Township Middle School Courses
- 7th Grade Music Technology and Composition
LTHS Symphonic Band
For all information regarding Symphonic Band playing exams, written assignments, and grading, please visit the
LTHS Symphonic Band Moodle Page at: http://moodle.ltsd.k12.pa.us/course/view.php?id=185
Middle School Music
Please use the links below to access the Moodle page for your class.
7th Grade: Music Technology and Composition: http://moodle.ltsd.k12.pa.us/course/view.php?id=222
I am currently offering private instruction in all brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, horn, euphonium, and tuba).
Lessons are available for students of all ages! Individual instruction is key to you or your child’s success as a musician, and I would be happy to help out in any way possible. Whether you’re looking to begin playing an instrument, are looking to study music in college, or would like to make a career out of music, private lessons are available.
For an introductory lesson, or to make arrangements for lessons, please contact me at email@example.com.