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    Saunders Trades and Technical High School

    Summer Reading

    Incoming 11th grade Reading Assignment for Internment by Samira Ahmed

    Incoming 12th grade Reading Assignment for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  

    The Hate U Give  summer reading book pick up for 11th grade is Monday, June 14 and Wednesday, 16th from 8-9am and 1-2pm - Please do not stop by the school randomly unless you have communicated with Mrs. Holibaugh
    There is no book pick up for 10th graders reading Internment.


    Internment-Samira Ahmed – Available on Libby there are 2 single use eBooks and 3 audiobook copies that are all available for online checkout. https://westchester.overdrive.com/media/4156191 https://westchester.overdrive.com/media/4395095


    The Hate U Give-Angie Thomas - Available On Libby there are 8 single use copies of the eBook and 14 copies of the audiobook. https://westchester.overdrive.com/media/2985772 https://westchester.overdrive.com/media/2962709

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  • Asynchronous learning though Commonlit​

    • Go to Clever​
    • Go to Commonlit​
    • Go to My Assignments for posted enrichment work​
    • Four days – one pre–assessment and one post assessment (2 days for each)
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  • Watch the video:

    Let us finish the year strong students!




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    Students!!! We want you back!

    Watch our newest Saunders commercial here





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  • Expectations

              Expectations for Remote Learning

    All students and parents please read the important 2021 expectations set by the district for remote class learning (English/Spanish)




    Teams link





    Teacher Sub Folder: Student-paced work

    Link for Student Work





    The new normal?


    My expectation is that this will be a fabulous and important year for all of us as we continue to navigate through unforseen waters.

    My gray hairs tell me that we will overcome with grace and poise any difficulty encountered, and that many good things are on the horizon. I remain optimistic, resolute and hopeful that this will be YOUR year, students, to soar above the clouds and shine like the sun. We are going to the other side.

    Welcome Saunders High!   


    What are your thoughts for the new school year??


    Please fill out Student Informational Forms-

    10th grade Student Form 

    11th grade Student Form

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    Student Expectations for School Year 2020-21 are to:

    1. Have a rigorous and robust online presence in class, communications and assignments

    2. Engage during synchronous class meetings

    3. Organize yourself using gmail calendar, colornotes 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, whether learning in class or remotely





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  • 2020-21 Remote Bell Schedule link







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  • p  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.

    10th grade  text to: 81010    Message: @mrsholib

    11th grade   text to: 81010   Message:  @wholibaugh




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  • "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...


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    Join Saunders My Brother's Keeper!

    See Ken Taylor, Ms. Bodrick, Mr. Nichols or Mrs. Holibaugh

    Club meets every other week




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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, Madd Truth

Favorite coffee: Coconut milk latte - Xtra hot!

Favorite authors: Gianno Caldwell, Toni Morrison, Bryan Stevenson

Favorite teams:  Golden State Warriors, 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

Three grands:  Dwain Jr - 9 years old, Kaylee 5 years old, Rylee Olivia 1 yr old



  • Just Mercy

    by Bryan Stephenson Year Published: 2009

    My favorite new book!  A very compelling 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 could not agree more.



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