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Welcome

ABOUT ME
I am the seventh grade English teacher. I have been teaching 7th grade for fifteen years and look forward to many more years at Penns Valley. I also teach Remediation 7 which is an MTSS (Multi-tiered System of Support) program that works with students to improve their reading abilities.
I am the parent of two Penns Valley children. My daughter, Brandilyn, is a graduate of Penn State University and currently teaches at James Buchanan MS and my son, Trevor, is a graduate of South Hills Business School, currently employed at Penn State as a computer programmer. My husband, Brett, is a Penns Valley alum and works for Glenn O. Hawbaker.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
If you need to contact me, you may email me at sheckman@pennsvalley.org or call the PVHS at 422-8280.
 
CLASSROOM PROCEDURES
See the sidebar for information about my procedures and expectations (syllabus).
 
HOMEWORK
The middle level does an excellent job of communicating daily homework assignments. This is done through the use of a google document (link can be found using the "Links" tab). This document is updated daily and even students that don't have the internet at home can print this out during Ram time, take a screenshot of assignments, or write down daily assignments. 
 
COMMUNICATIONS
There are many different ways that we communicate information to parents. First, the PV website has a school calendar that can access school events including sporting events. The school district also sends letters and phone alerts home for special events/concerns. The Skyward grading portal can be accessed by both students and parents for up-to-date grades. There is also the Schoology Learning Platform that all English 7 classes will be using. More information can be found using the Links tab on the left.  Any questions with any of the programs can be addressed through the teacher or office staff.
 
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) - SCHOOLOGY
For English class, students will be using the learning platform called Schoology. This platform requires students to enter a code to join their class. Students should only use the code that matches their English class.

Period 2: T9V7-JMQZ-9N8VC

Period 4: 2D8F-CG6X-J98MZ

Period 6: RD2X-RXKS-V347Z

Period 3: FMN3-ZK7K-4TRV5

Period 5: SX6T-WNQX-WMZVZ

Period 8: QK84-GPV4-G8V3X

If parents would like to have their own access, they need to email me at sheckman@pennsvalley.org. I will then send you your own code. All assignments, materials, resources will be found in this platform (except for library books/novels).
 
RESOURCES
Again, the PV website contains a lot of information dealing with district expectations. With some exploration, most of your documents/questions can be answered by accessing this page.
 
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The middle level is an exciting time full of challenges and expectations. I look forward to working with both the students and the parents. Please utilize this site for important information that will allow both students and parents to stay organized and up-to-date on the action at the middle level.
 
I know it will be a great year!