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Stroudsburg High Schools promotional Flyer for the King of Hearts dance.
SENIORS! Prepare for King of Hearts and senior superlative voting
Luka Konklin, Editor-In-Chief • January 26, 2024

As the King of Heart's Dance draws near, take a look at the senior superlative and prepare to vote for your KOH nominees on Monday during homeroom! The...

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If you need tutoring, please join the Google Classroom so we can match you up with someone to help you. (Logo credit: NHS)
NHS Peer Tutoring
Luka Konklin, Editor-In-Chief • November 20, 2023

If you need tutoring, please join the Google Classroom so we can match you up with someone to help you. Please fill out the Google Form on Google...

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Poetry Out Loud Contest gives out a prize of $20,000 to the winner! (Logo credit: Poetry Out Loud)
Poetry Out Loud Contest
Luka Konklin, Editor-In-Chief • November 16, 2023

Check out Poetry Out Loud, see Ms. Griswold, room C125 to get more information.

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Denzel Key, 12, at the free throw line during Stroudsburgs 58-41 win over Dieruff on December 22nd, 2023. 
Photo taken by Danielle Ramstine.
Stroudsburg one win away from State Tournament
Jaden Harper, Staff Writer • February 29, 2024

Stroudsburg fell to Parkland High School, 50-38, in the District 11 semifinals Wednesday night at William Allen High School in Allentown, PA. Micaiah 'Meeks' Brown, 12,...

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Anna Kirby poses for a picture after beating her second record of the season.
Anna Kirby breaks a second school record for the season
Georgie English, Staff writer • February 27, 2024

  Then, just last week, Kirby broke another record at The Last Chance swim meet on Saturday, Feb. 17, "Kirby break school record".  Kirby set the record for...

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Jacob Bajek, 11, takes on competitors at EPC competition on February 8th, 2024.
Chess team rallies at 2024 EPC Competition
Jaden Harper, Staff Writer • February 26, 2024

The Stroudsburg chess team sent its varsity roster to the Chess Eastern Pennslyvania Conference (EPC) competition on Thursday, Feb. 8. The team's varsity roster consists of...

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Teacher Feature on Ms. Koch

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Sydney Curry
SHS teacher Ms. Koch smiling into the camera with one of her students.

At which school in the district do you teach?
I teach at Stroudsburg High School.

What subject(s) do you teach?
Biology and Physical Science this year, but I have also taught Anatomy and Physiology and Ecology.

What grade(s) do you teach?
Primarily 10th grade, but I have all grade levels in my Physical Science class.

How long have you been teaching at SASD?
This is my 4th year.

What is your favorite part about teaching?
My favorite part about teaching is without question, my students. I love being with teenagers and helping them navigate this time period in their lives. It is so important for teenagers to have loving, caring adults who hold them to high standards during this transition into adulthood.

How and when did you know teaching was what you wanted to do?
I majored in Environmental Science at Lehigh. Upon graduating, I was looking for a job and was asked to teach at-risk kids at Northampton Community College’s summer PICC program. I never even thought of being a teacher before that, but I fell in love with working with at-risk teens. I immediately enrolled in NCC for education classes and transferred to Moravian to complete my teacher certification.

What is your favorite memory of teaching?
I was given “The Jersey Off My Back” award by Drew Robinson this year. It is always special when a student takes the time to let you know you have touched their life in a positive way.

Who do you look up to?
All my grandparents and my mom and dad for different reasons. They each possess qualities and strengths that I admire. Together they balanced out my childhood and blessed me in so many ways.

What is your proudest achievement?
My motherhood. Mothering is so hard. Having 4 kids who are all so different is exceedingly difficult. I am far from perfect, but in the face of many adversities and challenges, I have dug deep and overcome a lot.

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