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Robin Boone

Data Coordinator

Loyalsock Township Middle SchoolExt. 1396Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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Kaitlyn Bottorf

Athletic Trainer

Loyalsock Township Middle SchoolExt. 1221Work Phone: (570) 323-9439
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Kirk Bower

Social Studies

Government Systems US II US III Military History World Geography Constitutional Law ADVISOR: Scholastic Scrimmage: WVIA 2016 Lycoming County Champion and 3rd Place Overall 2011 Pennsylvania Academic Competition - Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga Regional Champions WPSU (Penn State Broadcasting)
  • Placed 17th - 2008
  • "Round of 16" for Pennsylvania - 2007
  • Small School Champion / 2nd Overall - 2006
  • "Great 8" for Pennsylvania - 2005
American Systems Welcome to American Systems American Systems is the study of the principles and foundations of our governmental and economic policies.…Read More
Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1333Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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Government Systems
US II
US III
Military History
World Geography
Constitutional Law

ADVISOR:

Scholastic Scrimmage:

WVIA 2016 Lycoming County Champion and 3rd Place Overall

2011 Pennsylvania Academic Competition – Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga Regional Champions

WPSU (Penn State Broadcasting)

  • Placed 17th – 2008
  • “Round of 16” for Pennsylvania – 2007
  • Small School Champion / 2nd Overall – 2006
  • “Great 8” for Pennsylvania – 2005

American Systems

Welcome to American Systems
American Systems is the study of the principles and foundations of our governmental and economic policies.

The following areas are of interest in this course:

  1. Constitution and Foundations of Government
  2. Institutions of National Government
  3. Political Behavior and Participation
  4. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  5. State and Local Government
  6. Economics
  7. Public Policy
  8. Comparative Government

 

American Systems is the study of American political, domestic, foreign, social, and economic systems. The following is a list of topics that will be covered in this course:

 

  1. The Constitution and Foundations of Government
    Principles of GovernmentBeginnings of the American Government
    The Constitution
    Federalism
  2. Institutions of National Government
    The Legislative Branch
    The Executive Branch
    The Judicial Branch
  3. Political Behavior and Participation
    Political Parties
    Campaigns and Elections
    Public Opinion
    Political Participation
    Voting Rights and Behavior
  4. Civil Rights and Liberties
    1st Amendment Freedoms
    Due Process
    Civil Rights
  5. State and Local Government
    Structures
    Policies
    Finances
    Community Involvement
  6. Policy Making
    Domestic
    Regulatory
    Social
    Foreign
    National Defense
  7. Comparative Government and Economic Systems
    Political Systems
    Economic Systems

 

TEXTS USED:

  • American Government (Holt, Rinehart and Winston)
  • American Government (Ethel Wood and Stephen C. Sansone)
  • Consent of the Governed (Lewinski, Capurro, Clancy, Levine, Nicholes)

VIDEOS:

  • Frontline (PBS Series)
  • 60 Minutes (clips)
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Gideon’s Trumpet
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream

 

Military History

 

Grading Policy (Government Systems and USIII)

Welcome to American Systems, USII or USIII with Mr. Bower. I am excited about the upcoming semester and hope you are as well. I am sure you are concerned with your grades. Grades are very important and there are many opportunities for you to do well in my class. My grading is based on a point system. Your goal is to gain as many points as you can in the marking period. Everything we do in class is graded and a certain number of points are awarded for each aspect of the course.

EXAMPLES:

  1. TEST OR EXAMS
    This is a valuable instrument to measure what and how much you have learned. There will be several major exams each marking period. Every test will be announced several days in advance and placed on my weekly homework page. The make-up of the tests will include matching, fill in the blank, multiple choice, and short answer. Every test will also include at least one essay.All tests/exams are worth at least 100 points
  2. PROJECTS
    Military History will give the student the opportunity to work on many projects. There will be individual projects as well as group projects throughout the semester.Group projects are worth 20 to 100 points.
    Individual projects/research papers/ critical reviews will be worth 100 to 200 points.There will be three research papers in this course. There will be one each of the three marking periods.The topics will be:
    A biography
    A battle
    A book report4. Key Historical Event
  3. QUIZZES
    There will be several quizzes a week (usually two or three). Quizzes are a good guide for the student as well as for me to see how students are progressing before a major test. If you miss a quiz, it is very important that you set up a time with me to make the quiz up. Most quizzes are usually made up of 5 to 10 questions. There will be both oral and written quizzes.Quizzes are usually worth 10 to 20 points each.
  4. ACADEMIC PARTICIPATIONHOMEWORKHomework is usually assigned on a daily basis and will be posted on my homework webpage. Homework is very important because it will allow the student to:Prepare for the following day’s lesson
    Review the current day’s lesson
    Identify new vocabulary
    Practice social studies skillsCLASSWORKThis area would include in-class worksheets, video study guides, case study work, etc. All class work will be collected that day with no late class work being accepted.Homework and class work may be worth anywhere from 5 to 20 points

    PARTICIPATION

    Participation is important in Systems and Military History. The participation rubric is attached.

    CURRENT EVENTS

    Each day one student will have the opportunity to present to the class a current event. This report should take no longer than 5 minutes. They may get their current event from any newspaper, magazine, or news Internet page. The student must present me the article the day they give their report to the class. If a student needs a newspaper to get an article – they may see me and I will give them a newspaper. Every Friday there will be a quick 5-question current event quiz on the reports heard that week. Brief summaries of the reports will be written in their journals. If absent, students are responsible for any missed current events.

    Current Events are worth 10 points

    I will always tell you how much an assignment, project, etc. is worth. To figure out your grade, I will count up the entire number of points one can earn. I will then add up the total number of points you gained and divide it by the total number of points possible.

    So, if you earned 910 points out of a total of 926 points (910 divided by 926) you would receive a 98%.

    Once a week (usually on Thursdays) I will show you your average

    I do not give extra credit. Time put forth into extra credit could be time used to prepare for upcoming assignments or tests. I am always willing to help. I will normally be at school by 7:30 a.m. and I usually do not leave before 4:00 p.m. So, please do not hesitate to see me.

 

Classroom Expectation

I expect all students to follow the guidelines established in the Student Handbook.

There are three major areas, however, I would like to emphasize within these guidelines:

  1. Being on time for class.
  2. Being respectful to others and their views.
  3. Being prepared for class on a daily basis.

It is very important for the student to be on time for class. Within a 90 minute block there is much to cover and discuss. Being late is disruptive to the learning environment of others.

Respect is a key in my classroom. Systems / Military History is a class which deals with many discussions and opinions. At times you may disagree with your fellow students on certain topics, but we need to respect their views in order to have an in-depth discussion. “Disagree with the opinion – NOT the person.”

Preparation for class is a must. If a student does not have all of the classroom materials, how can that student accomplish as much as she or he could?

By following these three simple requests, the year will go smoothly and the class will be exciting and rewarding!

 

Rubrics

PowerPoints
Participation
Cooperative projects

 

 

 

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Kindra Brelsford

Science

Courses Taught AP Biology Honors Human Physiology Biology Principles of Biology All students are enrolled in a moodle course for notes, HW, and review assignments.…Read More
Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1355Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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Courses Taught

AP Biology
Honors Human Physiology
Biology
Principles of Biology

All students are enrolled in a moodle course for notes, HW, and review assignments.

Please ask your student to see his/her moodle account and what can be accessed virtually on a computer or his/her ipad.

 

 

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Ryan Bulgarelli

Music

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Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1316Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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Loyalsock Township, a NAMM Best Community for Music Education for Five Consecutive Years!

Loyalsock Township High School Bands Program

  • Symphonic Band
  • Lancer Marching Band
  • Lancer Jazz Band
  • “Pride of the Lancers” Basketball Pep Band

Loyalsock Township High School Courses

  • Symphonic Band (9-12)
  • Music for the Masses (Moodle)
  • Instrumental Lessons (9-12)

Loyalsock Township Middle School Courses

  • 7th Grade Music Technology and Composition

 

LTHS Symphonic Band

For all information regarding Symphonic Band playing exams, written assignments, and grading, please visit the
LTHS Symphonic Band Moodle Page at: http://moodle.ltsd.k12.pa.us/course/view.php?id=185

 

Lancer Marching Band
2015 Performance Schedule

 

Middle School Music

Please use the links below to access the Moodle page for your class.
7th Grade: Music Technology and Composition: http://moodle.ltsd.k12.pa.us/course/view.php?id=222

 

Private Lessons

I am currently offering private instruction in all brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, horn, euphonium, and tuba).

Lessons are available for students of all ages! Individual instruction is key to you or your child’s success as a musician, and I would be happy to help out in any way possible. Whether you’re looking to begin playing an instrument, are looking to study music in college, or would like to make a career out of music, private lessons are available.

For an introductory lesson, or to make arrangements for lessons, please contact me at rbulgarelli@loyalsocklancers.org.

Thank you!

 

 

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Savannah Cajka

English

Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1336Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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Mrs Vickey Campman

HS Counselor

LTHS Ext 1308
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Alicia Carner

Special Education

Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1348Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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Laura Cochran

Special Education

Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1378Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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Patricia Cozza

District Librarian

Loyalsock Middle School/High School Library The Loyalsock MS/HS Library has many useful resources for all of our patrons, both students and teachers.…Read More
Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1309Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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Loyalsock Middle School/High School Library

The Loyalsock MS/HS Library has many useful resources for all of our patrons, both students and teachers. The library houses approximately 35,000 resources, which includes audio-visual materials.

Technological equipment is available for student and teacher usage. The library has 18 desktop computers using Windows 7 operating system. Desktops are preloaded with productivity software and licensened software products. Laptops with wireless access are available for student use in the library. Both formats have access to multiple reference databases and the internet.

Equipment lending is available for students, such as, calculators and camera equipment. These items are available for use by students enrolled in specific classes. These items require a release form signed by your teacher and your parents.

Below you will find links to important sites that will allow you to access our online catalog, and resources avialable through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These links allow for the use of research databases and access to the statewide interlibrary loan program.

The library staff is eager to help with all of your research, materials and pleasure reading needs. Please feel free to ask Mrs. Cozza for assistance at any time. We will work hard to provide for your resouce needs.

Click here to visit our Library Website Resources

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Roger Davis

Mathematics Teacher

Ben Franklin Quote     All Course Information such as syllabus, homework, class materials, class schedule, and class lectures have been moved to the class MOODLE site: If you are a parent, please login into the Moodle course as a GUEST and the password is Lancers.…Read More
Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1341Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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Ben Franklin Quote

 

 

All Course Information such as syllabus, homework, class materials, class schedule, and class lectures have been moved to the class MOODLE site:

If you are a parent, please login into the Moodle course as a GUEST and the password is Lancers. You will have access to all materials and assignment for my current classes.
If you have an android, i-pad, or apple iphone, You can download the MyHomework student planner and join my class at Loyalsock Township High School and receive daily updates of all your assignments!!

Download at the apple App Store or Google Play store. Look for this icon: My Homework

https://myhomeworkapp.com

Google Playstore MYHomework Link

Apple ITunes MY Homework Link App

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Ms Nicole Freed

Counselor

LTHSWork Phone: 570-326-3581
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Rebecca Gibboney

Spanish Teacher

Bienvenidos La clase de Señorita Leid --Venid hasta el borde-- les dijo.…Read More
Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1362Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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Bienvenidos
La clase de Señorita Leid

–Venid hasta el borde– les dijo.
Tenemos miedo. Podríamos caer.
–Venid hasta el borde– les dijo. Ellos fueron.
Les empujó . . . y volaron.

About Me

¡Hola a todos! I love teaching Spanish here at Loyalsock Township School District. I can truly say that I love coming to school every day and seeing all of my students! I have a strong passion for the Spanish culture, and I hope that it rubs off on you! My hopes are that each one of my students develop a new perspective for the Spanish-speaking culture and a love for learning!

Some facts about Señorita:

  • I’m from Lancaster County, but I’m not Amish. However, I do love their food!
  • I graduated from Cocalico High School in 2006 and Lycoming College in 2010 with a BA in Spanish and a k-12 Education Certificate.
  • I love traveling!! I’ve visited: England, France, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Costa Rica.
  • I LOVE peanut butter!
  • I play basketball and lacrosse, and I’ll be coaching the 8th grade basketball team.
  • I love the Phillies and UNC basketball! Go PHILS and the TARHEELS!

SENIOR INTERNSHIP COURSE PAGE

Introducción – 6th grade

Exploring Hispanic Culture

Check out our moodle website (don’t know who to get moodle? Check out this video) for class overview, homework, expectations, etc.!
Don’t know how to self-enroll yourself for the course?

Check out this screencast and use the class code: 6gradespanish
Moodle information:
username: 21lastname.firstname
password: lunch number
**Parents use guest access and enter 6spanish for access to Moodle

 

Exploratory Spanish – 7th Grade

This is going to be a fun and exciting beginning to a new adventure for you! In this classroom, the room will come alive with the Spanish culture. You will be learning about the Spanish-speaking culture through storytelling and hands-on activities. Plus you will realize that we are surrounded by Spanish culture now in our community. ¡Espero que estén listos!

Don’t forget to check out our moodle website for class overview, expectations, and more!

Don’t know how to self-enroll yourself for the course? Check out this screencast and use the class code: 7gradespanish

For parent access to Moodle, use guest and password 7spanish

 

Introducción – 8th Grade

This is going to be a fun and exciting beginning to a new adventure for you! In this classroom, the room will come alive with the Spanish culture. You will be learning about the Spanish-speaking culture through storytelling and hands-on activities. Plus you will realize that we are surrounded by Spanish culture now in our community. ¡Espero que estén listos!

Don’t forget to check out our moodle website for class overview, expectations, etc.!

Don’t know how to self-enroll yourself for the course? Check out this screencast and use the class code: 8gradespanish

 

Español I

Get ready for a fun adventure as you enter your first complete course in another language! Throughout this course we will be developing speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in Spanish. Also, we will be learning a lot of cultural information of Spanish-speaking countries. Estoy emocionada para nuestra aventura.

Don’t forget to check out our moodle website for class overview, expectations, etc.!
moodle: username: graduating year, last year, first name (20smith.curtis)
password: LTHScafeterianumber

REMIND101: phone number: 754-333-5532
message: @missleid

APPS used in class: myHomework, Duolingo, batanga, moodle, REMIND101, goodnotes, Pages, iMovie

 

Español II

This is going to be a fun and exciting beginning to a new adventure for you! In classroom D5, the room will come alive with the Spanish culture. ¡Espero que estén listos!

Don’t forget to check out our moodle website for class overview, expectations, etc.!

 

Parent’s Hub

Bienvenidos a la clase de español
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

For some of you this may be your first time having your son or daughter in my Spanish class, but for others it could be your son/daughter’s tenth time having me (okay, I may have exaggerated)! Either way, I’m very excited for the upcoming school year and what it has in store for us. I will be teaching a variety of classes that range from sixth to twelfth grade. I’m sure that not only will your son or daughter learn some new Spanish, but you may also too! I encourage you to ask your son or daughter each night what we went over in class. He/she will have homework and quizzes, varying on the class. I also hope that you take the time to familiarize yourself with my website (including our class moodle account)- I have plenty of resources for both you and your child. On each class webpage, I have both the course overview and expectations for the student’s use. In addition, I will also be sending out daily classroom updates via e-mail or text alerts (free) using REMIND101. Please fill out the parent questionnaire if you’d like to be included in the class updates!

This school year the Spanish Department has been working vigorously to incorporate TPR/TPRS (Total Physical Response/Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) strategies into our curriculum. We will be using the TPR method to help you acquire a vocabulary foundation and to familiarize you with the sounds of Spanish.  We will begin to incorporate TPRS, or storytelling as your skills develop.  We will use these methodologies throughout the semester.  You will not have a book, but will have handouts and be expected to take vocabulary notes. We will be using the TPRS book by Blaine Ray entitled, New Mini-stories for Look I can talk, as well as other resources.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at rleid@ltsd.k12.pa.us or ext. 1327.

Señorita Leid

 

SWAP (Assessment policy)

Assessment procedures

 

Formative Assessment Re-takes

Want to re-take a quiz?

  1. You must complete a Retake Form online the day you receive the graded quiz.
  2. I will create the quiz that night and you will be expected to correct your responses by the time you retake the quiz. You will hand in the corrected quiz before you retake the quiz.
  3. It is your responsibility to retake the quiz within the next week. If you don’t retake it, the original grade will count and you have lost your retake privileges for that specific assessment.

If you receive a grade on a quiz with which you are unhappy, you will have the chance to retake it. You may not receive higher than a 90% on a retake. You may retake an assessment only once and they may only be formative assessments (not novel tests or end of unit tests). The highest grade will count. Therefore, it is imperative that you study and see me with any questions you may have BEFORE taking the retake! You will NOT be allowed to retake any part of the Final Exam!

 

 

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Todd Girton

Math

About Me I am a graduate of Williamsport High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University (University Park) in Mechanical Engineering.…Read More
Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1342Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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About Me

I am a graduate of Williamsport High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University (University Park) in Mechanical Engineering.

I have nearly 10 years experience working in engineering type capacities for various Pharmaceutical / Medical Device companies. While working as an engineer I worked towards and received a Masters degree in Mathematics Education from Widener University in Chester, PA.

During the last year of working towards my Masters degree, I made a career change to teaching High School Mathematics. Prior to coming “back home” to teach at Loyalsock, I worked for 4 years at Ridley High School, just outside of Philadelphia.

I have been married for 14 years and have two daughters: Ava, 6 years and Elaina, 5 years. My wife is also from the Williamsport area.

I have continued to work as an Engineer during the Summers while teaching, and am currently in rolled in graduate school for a 2nd Master’s Degree in Pure Mathematics.

I am very much looking forward to working with the students of Loyalsock.

I am an avid golfer and angler and love doing home repairs.

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Bradley Grey

HS Science

LTHSExt: 1356
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Traci Helmrich

Library Aide

Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1310Work Phone: (570) 326-3581
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Mr. Matthew Hill

Social Studies

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LTHSHome Phone: 570-326-3581
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Hello!

My name is Mr. Hill and I am excited to join the Loyalsock Township High School staff. In 2005, I received a bachelors degree in history from Susquehanna University, where I competed in both football and track and field. In 2011, after a few years in sales, I decided to return to Lycoming college for my teaching certificate. Last year I completed my masters degree in 21st Century Teaching and learning from Wilkes University.  I have spent the past five years at Warrior Run High School teaching U.S. History. In addition to this, I will be entering my fifth year as the head boys track coach here at Loyalsock.

Below is my schedule for the first semester, stop by and see me during either first block or Lancer period if you need to make up assessments or pick up work. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have regarding my classroom.

1st Block- Prep

2nd Block- U.S. II

5th Period- Modern American History

6th Period- U.S. II

4th Block- U.S. II

 

Course Descriptions 

U.S. IIWill trace the history of America from Reconstruction until the end of World War II in a thematic approach. These themes are economic, political, and social and be interwoven using a variety of learning opportunities and assessments. Students will have the opportunity to explore history using technology, literature, and media. Each theme and portion of the course are linked to the Pennsylvania state standards. A culminating assessment may be assigned at the conclusion of the course in addition to a summative final exam.

Modern American History Will look at issues facing the United States from the end of World War II until current day. The emphasis of this course will be placed on the United States’ role in the Cold War, international threats, international economics, terrorism, the politics of a new century, environmental issues and current events. Students will have the opportunity to explore history using technology, literature, and media. A culminating assessment may be assigned at the conclusion of the course in addition to a summative final exam.

 

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Tammy Hornberger

Guidance Secretary

Loyalsock Township High SchoolExt. 1301Work Phone: (570) 326-3581