Welcome to Mrs. Holibaugh's English Class page
All students and parents please read the important 2021 expectations set by the district for remote class learning (English/Spanish)
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-
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
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
Provided below is all English Summer Reading information for Saunders HS, present grades 10 and 11
There is a enrichment link where students can now practice their SAT test taking skills, check it out!!
"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...
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 quizlet (a fav) to improve your SAT vocab skills.
3. For all 10th graders and especially Century Honors 10, let's get ready for that English Regents!
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
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.
My students recommended Just Mercy. In their own words...
If you have read the book, please feel free to leave your own book discussion comment.