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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 Mr. Foti

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Sydney Curry
Photo of Teacher and Varsity Head Cross Country and Track and Field Long Distance Coach Eric Foti.

At which school in the district do you teach?

Chipperfield Elementary School

 

What subject(s) do you teach?

Physical Education K-4th Grade

Health Education 3rd and 4th grade

 

What grade(s) do you teach?

Physical Education K-4th Grade

Health Education 3rd and 4th grade

 

How long have you been teaching at SASD?

I started as a day-to-day sub in 2014 but have been in this position for seven years.

 

What is your favorite part about teaching? 

Trying new things on a daily basis.

 

If you could teach another subject, what would it be and why?

Something in the sciences. I enjoy nature and am fascinated by how the human body adapts to exercise.

 

What would it be if you had gone into another profession, and why?

I would enjoy working with animals, maybe being a zoo keeper. The other job would be something related to birdwatching.

 

What is one piece of advice you would share with your students?

Don’t take yourself too seriously.

 

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

Be able to eat as much food as possible without any negative repercussions.

 

How and when did you know teaching was what you wanted to do?

I enjoyed physical education in high school, and that’s when I felt compelled to go into the field.

 

What is a joke you always keep in your pocket?

Two muffins were sitting in an oven. One turned to the other and said, “Hey, it’s pretty hot in here, isn’t it?” the other turned and shouted, “Oh my wow, a talking muffin!”

 

Who do you look up to?

I look up to my father.

 

What will your life look like after you retire?

That’s still a long way from now. But I hope to have extra time to watch birds and travel the world.

 

What is your favorite memory of teaching?

Being able to use equipment for the first time since the pandemic started.

 

What is something that most people may not know about you?

I enjoy watching different types of anime, such as Naruto and Bleach, and I’m finishing up Attack on Titan.

 

What is a hidden talent of yours?

I can find the most ridiculous-looking socks to wear.

 

What is your proudest achievement?

In 2016, the girls cross country team won districts and qualified for states.

 

What is one thing you wish people knew about teaching/teachers in general? 

We want what’s best for the students. We are not out to get anyone.

 

What makes you smile?

Birdwatching, the Giants winning, my cross country athletes or team performing well, and tons of other stuff.

 

When you retire one day, what will you miss most about teaching?

Learning the new slang words used by students.

 

 

What is something your students have taught you?

Always expect the unexpected

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