Welcome to Mrs. Holibaugh's English Class page
My expectation is that this will be an exciting and important year for all of us as we come back stronger and better as a country, as a school and as a people.
My gray hairs tell me that we will overcome with grace and poise any further difficulty and that many good things are on the horizon. I remain optimistic, hopeful and super-pumped that this is YOUR year, Students.
Keep in mind that Saunders is YOUR school and YOU belong here.
Welcome, Saunders Trades and Technical High School!
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Let's Get Organized!!!
Supply List of Required Materials:
- 1-inch plastic notebook binder w/ looseleaf or Notebook – ENGLISH ONLY
- English Folder
- Pens and Pencils w/ erasers
- OneDrive cloud/Onenote electronic notebook
- Post its
- Highlighters (2 different colors)
- Download a phone calendar for assignments, teams app and nearpod app
Student Expectations for School Year 2021-22 are to:
1. Have a rigorous and robust in-class and online presence in class, communications and assignments
2. Engage during class meetings
3. Organize yourself using gmail calendar, colornotes, Teams calendar or like apps
4. Be proactive in Microsoft Teams by re-reading directions and rubric, asking classmates and reaching out to teacher
5. Make use of Mrs. Holibaugh's Virtual School Toolkit that has major links we will be using during in-person instruction
is a private mobile messaging platform that aims to help teachers, parents, students, and administrators in K–12 schools to communicate with everyone at once. Please download the app and sign up using your real name rather than a nickname.
CH10th grade text to: 81010 Message: @mrsholib
CH11th grade text to: 81010 Message: @wholibaugh
"Wisdom is the prinicple thing, therefore get wisdom."
Word of Wisdom - "Wisdom is more precious than rubies, And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her."
What is wisdom defined? Why is it above all else? Why is it referrred to in the above quote as a "her"? Why is the Word of Wisdom and not the Words of Wisdom? Hmmm...
Coronavirus note - So take a deep breath...understand that this is bigger than just you or I, and we will get through it together. Make it a point to be a blessing to family, friends, and neighbors. Everything is going to be alright.
Recommended Online Enrichment Activities:
1. Let's practice for the SAT as it is never too early to start!!!
2. Keep learning academic vocabulary!!! This is a link to vocabualry.com - "Language of the Test - Speak SAT" to improve your SAT vocab skills.
3. For all Century Honors 10th grade, let's get ready for that English Regents! Log into castle learning.
Phone: (914) 902-5221
Degrees and Certifications:
NYS Certification, School Administrator and Supervisor (SAS) NYS Certification, ELA Secondary Education 7-12 NYS Certification, Students with Disabilities- English University of South Florida Business Management BA Mercy College School Administration and Supervision, MA Mercy College Secondary Education MA
Mrs. Wendy Holibaugh
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite car: Honda HRV
Favorite books: The Bible, Just Mercy, Be Not Far From Me, Dear Justyce, Long Way Down,The Field Guide to the North American Teenager, Poet X, Clap When You Land
Favorite coffee: Coconut milk latte - Xtra hot!
Favorite authors: Elizabeth Acevedo, Mindy McGinnis, Gianno Caldwell, Toni Morrison, Bryan Stevenson, Ben Phillipe, Nic Stone, Zora Neale Hurston
Favorite teams: Golden State Warriors...don't judge me (Klay is coming back!), Yankees
Favorite athlete: Still...Steph Curry
Favorite hobby: Taking boot camp classes at Fusion House, White Plains, NY
Best friends: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
Three grown children: Shannon, Joshua and Eddie
Four grands: Dwain Jr - 10 years old, Kaylee 6 years old, Rylee Olivia almost 2 yrs old and one on the way - due March 5, 2022!!
by Bryan Stevenson Year Published: 2009
My all-time favorite! A very compelling and meaningful story about one man's journey in changing the legal system for the young, mentally ill and innocent. An important read for any age.
My favorite Stevenson quotes are:
"The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned." and
"Proximity has taught me some basic and humbling truths, including this vital lesson: Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done."
I agree wholeheartedly.