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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.Crosby

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Sydney Curry
Photo of Stroudsburg Teacher Ms. Crosby smiling into the camera looking happy.

At which school in the district do you teach?

I teach at Chipperfield Elementary School. 

 

What subject(s) do you teach?

I am a Reading Specialist. 

 

What grade(s) do you teach?

I teach grades Kindergarten through fourth grade.

 

How long have you been teaching at SASD?

I have been teaching here for the past 18 1/2 years. 

 

What is your favorite part about teaching? 

There is a quote, “To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work:” I absolutely love what I do. Teaching is not an easy job, but the students make all the hard work I put into it worth it. 

 

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

I taught third grade and first grade over the years. I am now teaching the subject that I always wanted to, Reading. Teaching reading is very rewarding, I love seeing the growth in students and how their confidence grows in my classroom. 

 

If you had gone into another profession, what would it be and why?

If I had to pick another profession it would be a pediatric nurse. I would pick this profession because I love working with children and making a difference in their lives. 

 

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

I  tell my students to be kind, always ask questions, and try their best. 

 

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

If I could have one superpower it would be to have the ability to teleport. I would love to travel around the world, but I am not a fan of airplanes. 

 

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

I always knew I wanted to work with children. I wanted to either become a nurse or a teacher. I was the child at parties or family gatherings always surrounded by younger children.  I would play with them and read to them. It was my senior year of high school when I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in teaching. 

 

Who do you look up to?

I look up to my parents. They taught me to work hard and take pride in everything that I do. I am lucky to have loving parents who always support me and are there for me when I need them. 

 

What will your life look like after you retire?

I hope to travel with my husband after I retire, relax, enjoy good books while relaxing in the sun, spend more time with my family, and volunteer my time at church. 

 

What is your favorite memory of teaching?

My favorite memory would have to be my first day of student teaching in a first-grade classroom. I was so excited to be there, that I could not stop smiling. I knew that day that I made the correct choice.

 

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

One thing that I wish people knew about teaching is that it is not easy, but if you love what you do, it makes the struggles worth it. 

 

What makes you smile?

Many things make me smile: my family, my students, my friends, and a perfect sunny day on my porch with a good book. 

 

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

When I retire one day, I will miss the students the most. I love seeing them each day. The students are the reason I started teaching. I can see myself volunteering in classrooms in the future. I think I would be pretty sad just leaving all at once. 

 

What is something your students have taught you?

My students have taught me to love life, to find joy in the smallest things, and keep smiling. 

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