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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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Stroudsburg walking off of the field during game against Emmaus on April 8, 2024.
Baseball loses heartbreaker to Pleasant Valley
Jaden Harper, Staff Writer • April 11, 2024

On Wednesday, Stroudsburg lost to Pleasant Valley High School, 9-8. This game was scoreless until the top of the third inning, where Pleasant Valley scored three runs against...

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Long distance coach, Coach Foti, talking to runner Janel Meyers.
Photo credit: Amir Lovell, 10.
Stroudsburg High School Track and Field
Georgie English, Staff Writer • April 9, 2024

Stroudsburg High School Varsity Track and Field competed for their first home meet at Ross Stulgaitis Stadium against Northampton High School Konkrete Kids on Wednesday, March...

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L-R (siting): Dominic Negron, Terrel Butler, Keshav Persaud, Jessie Smith, Mason Ulmer, Logan Casebolt. 
L-R (standing): Asst. Coach Yost, Darius Quintana, Will Puskar, Tobias Ricks, Jason, Pritchard, Josh Marosi, Coach Tapiro.  2024 Boys Tennis Team photo, courtesy of coaches Tapiro and Yost, used with permission.
Stroudsburg Boys' Tennis Update
Jaden Harper and Madison NoonanApril 8, 2024

Led by Coach Gene Tapiro and Assistant Coach Ceal Yost, the 2024 boys' tennis team is off to a strong start. The 2023 team graduated several varsity players but Will Puskar,...

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Teacher Feature on Ms. Dager

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Sydney Curry
Photo of Stroudsburg teacher Mrs. Dager smiling into the camera with family.

At which school in the district do you teach?

I teach at Hamilton Elementary School.

What subject(s) do you teach?

I teach all of them!

What grade(s) do you teach?

I teach Kindergarten.

How long have you been teaching at SASD?

I was hired 20 years ago to pilot the first full-day kindergarten program in the school district at Morey Elementary School.

What is your favorite part about teaching?

My favorite part about teaching is that I get to make a difference in a child’s life.  I love being able to greet each student every day with a smile.  I get the opportunity to be up “on stage”  as students have their first experience in school.  I also have a great Kindergarten team that embraces my energy/uniqueness! They are wonderful to work with and brighten up my day!

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

My advice would be that it is ok to make mistakes.  Mistakes are proof that you are trying!  It is what you do after you make a most important mistake.  Get back up; learn from your mistakes; and never give up!

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

When I was in first grade I had the best teacher in the world!  She made learning so much fun and gave out smiley stamps that made my day!

What is a joke you always keep in your pocket? 

How do you get a tissue to dance?  Put a little boogie into it!

Who do you look up to? 

The person that I look up to the most is my mom.  She has been such a great role model and I strive to be as great of a mom and person as she is.  She can make anything fun and does not care if she makes a complete fool out of herself.  She is kind-hearted and will do anything that you for you!  

 What is your favorite quote and what does it mean to you?

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene

This quote means a lot to me.  I have experienced many challenges in life.  Being able to have a positive mindset and take the challenges head-on has only made me a stronger person.  

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