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March Madness Basketball Tournament; see class president, Eric Card.
3x3 Basketball Tournament
March 6, 2024

March Madness 3 x 3 basketball tournament on March 15, starting at 4pm.  Contact your class president, Eric Card, or class officers for more...

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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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Hannah Helm, far right, second row, celebrates senior night with her teammates.  Photo courtesy of Stroudsburg High School Softball Facebook page.
Softball rounds out the season on a winning streak
Jaden Harper, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024

On Monday, May 6, Stroudsburg Softball won their ninth straight game as they defeated Pocono Mountain West, 17-0. It tallied as their 15th victory of the season and another...

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Stroudsburg celebrating during game against East Stroudsburg South
Baseball prepares for District 11 6A playoffs
Jaden Harper, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

On Wednesday, May 8, Stroudsburg Baseball clinched a playoff berth in their 9-2 victory over Pocono Mountain West. It marked the team's 6th consecutive victory after beginning...

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Girls Varsity Basketball, 2023
How does an athlete balance academic demands with sports?
Morgan Tucker, Staff Writer • May 9, 2024

Ella Henritzy, 12, has been a standout athlete this year. Henritzy turned heads on the basketball court as a power forward. Now, she is stacking points for track and field...

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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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