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    Michele Schirf
    Subject/Grade: High School Learning Support/Gifted Support
    Phone:(814) 674-3601x3141
    Best Time To Call: 7:40-8:00 or 1:30-2:15

    Welcome to my webpage!
    I am beyond excited to be back at school and am looking forward to working with my students.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email me and I will respond promptly.  If you would prefer talking over the phone, please leave me your phone number and I can help walk you through any problems you may be facing with technology/curriculum.
    Welcome to my classroom website.  If you ever feel the need to contact me, you can do so by email or calling to the school.  I check my email daily and will respond promptly.  My daily schedule is as follows:

    1st period-  English 12B Co-Taught with Mrs. Szymusiak
    2nd period- Supportive Secondary Transitional Studies 
    3rd period- English 9B Co-Taught with Ms. Murphy
    4th period- Gifted Support
    5/6 period- Lunch
    7th period- Street Law Co-Taught with Mrs. Chapman
    8th period- Applied Bio/Chem 2 Co-Taught with Mrs. Yahner
    9th period- Prep
    10th period- Support/Enrichment


    Classroom Rules and Regulations 
    Principles of Supportive Studies

    1. Come to class prepared with necessary materials (textbooks, pencil, notebook, etc…).
    2. Be in your seat, quiet, and prepared to work when the bell rings.
    3. Students will support other students in their learning.
    4. Students will engage in behavior which is beneficial to themselves and to others.
    5. Keep your hands, feet, and other objects away from others.
    6. Always sign-out when leaving the room.
          7.Cell phones or any other device with a camera will not be permitted in class.  

    Grading Policy
    Principles of Supportive Studies


    I  Arrival

              1-Arrives to class on time

              0-Arrives late to class


    II Preparation

              2-Has all appropriate/organized materials to work with

              1-Has materials but very disorganized

              0-Does not have needed materials


    III Work Ethic

              3-Self starter-readily begins without prompts

              2-Begins work after short delay/upon initial request

              1-Among the last to start working/needs constant reminders to work

              0-Last to start work and first to quit


    IV Behavior

              2-Stays in seat/on task

              1-In seat yet off task

              0-out of seat/off task

    *Students will be graded on the criteria above, based on a total of 8 points.