September 3, 2019

Shikellamy Middle School
545 Permastone Drive
Northumberland, PA 17857
Phone: (570) 286-3736
Fax: (570) 286-3737

School Hours 
7:50AM - 2:50PM
1/2 day dismissals - 11:30AM

Doors Open at 7:20AM

Principal: Dr. Mary Murphy-Kahn

Assistant Principal: Mr. Steve Renn


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6th Grade Team 
Benjamin Attinger, Communication Arts
Janelle Herman, Communication Arts
Brandy Fessler, Science
Joshua Brosious, Science
Matt Olson, Social Studies
Eric Zeigler, Social Studies
Deeann Bobinis, Math
Barbara Yeomans, Math
Jessica Ackley, Reading
Julie Dunda, Reading
Randi Kunkel, Special Education
Koebi Emerich, Special Education

7th Grade Team
Phyllis Haskins, Communication  Arts
Joselle DeRemer, Communication  Arts
Michael Yohn, Science
Mark Prokopovits, Science
Alec Searles, Social Studies
Dan Franks, Social Studies
Jessie Williams, Math
Laurie Decker, Math
Deborah Smith, Special Education
Amy Weir, Special Education

8th grade Team
Deborah McLaughlin, Communication  Arts
Jessica Knopp, Communication Arts
Lindy Witmer, Social Studies
Craig Specht, Social Studies
Rachel Pointer, Math
Abbe Satteson, Math
Katie Rhoads-Wolfgang, Science
Tonya Reader, Science
John Becker, Special Education
Amy Alex, Special Education

Special Education
Amy Weir, Special Education
Amy Alex, Special Education
Randi Kunkel, Special Education
Nicole Kalcich, Special Education
Deborah Smith, Special Education
Koebi Emerich, Special Education
John Becker, Special Education

Student Support Teachers
Carla Ferry, ESL
Lisa Pfleegor, Guidance Counselor
Jordan Rickert, Guidance Counselor
Jane Reichenbach, Librarian, Enrichment

Health and Physical Education
Bill DeRemer
Angie Fatool

Related Arts
Louis Cupiccia, Art
Scott Carey, Band
Eileen Fangmann, Chorus
Angela Sivillo, Computer
Kristopher DeRemer Technical Education

Foreign Language
Nicole Varano-Delgado, Spanish

School Nurse
Michele Culp

Support Staff-Main Office
Cheryl Neitz, Secretary to the Principal
LeAnn Drumheller, Attendance Secretary/Principal's Office
Leslie Steese, Office Aide Principal's  Office

Support Staff-Aides
Lenda Hauck
Karen Snyder
Tina Wolfe
Jackie Haines
Samantha Bardole
Lorie Morrison Becker
Elizabeth Snyder
Christine Shemory



  • The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act guarantees a free and appropriate public education for all homeless children and youth.  Federal and state laws make the school district’s responsibility clear.

    • A student whose family becomes homeless may remain in the school he/she was attending prior to becoming homeless for the duration of the school year.

    • If it is feasible, a student may transfer to a school if it is closer to his/her transitional housing.

    • The receiving school may not prevent or delay the enrollment of a homeless child by requiring proof of residency or lack of documentation such as immunization records.  

    • Transportation for homeless must begin within 5 school days, but sooner if possible.

    Beginning July 1, 2019, all new student enrollments for children entering kindergarten through 12th grade will be done at the Shikellamy High School.  Please call the main office - 570-286-3721 extension 2363.
    Posted Aug 1, 2019, 6:35 AM by Matthew Roslevich
  • Fall Picture Day

    September 12, 2019

    Students will be receiving picture packet/order information the first week of school.

    Posted Jul 24, 2019, 5:45 AM by Cheryl Neitz
  • Open House

    Open House will be held in the SMS gym for a parent meeting.  After the meeting, you will be able to pick up your schedule and take a self-guided tour.  You can also learn your locker combination.

    Open House will be held as follows:
    • 6th grade
      • August 21, 2019 at 5:30pm

    • 7th/8th grade
      • August 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

    Posted Jul 8, 2019, 11:31 AM by Cheryl Neitz
  • Strengthening Familes - 6th grade
    Click HERE to get more information on Strenghtening Familes for students/familes of 6th grade.
    Posted Mar 5, 2019, 6:47 AM by Cheryl Neitz
  • Safe2Say
    The Office of the Attorney General has implemented a statewide anonymous tip reporting system. It is known as Safe2Say. 
    Please see the attached information. 
    Dr. Murphy-Kahn and Mr. Renn will be meeting with students to review a slideshow that discusses the system and why it is in place.
    Visit the Safe2Say website for more information: 

    Posted Jan 16, 2019, 4:31 AM by Mary Murphy-Kahn
  • Student Drop-Off & Pickup at SMS
    Parents & Guardians of Shikellamy Middle School Students,

    Please adhere to the drop off procedures when bringing your student to school in the morning.  For safety reasons, vehicles should stay in the drop off lane and not drop students off in the parking lot to avoid waiting in line.  Students should get out of the vehicle when a sidewalk is available and walk to the front entrance to speed up the process.

    Alternatively, vehicles may drop students above the school on Prince St. and have them use the ramp and sidewalk to proceed to the front entrance.

    Thank you for your cooperation with these procedures.  This will help to make sure all students arrive to school safely and on-time.  

    Posted Dec 19, 2017, 9:20 AM by Steven Renn
  • "Remind" Information for School Updates!
    Please click on the "Remind" Information link above to sign up for the Shikellamy Middle School's REMIND to receive important school updates from Dr. Murphy-Kahn.
    Posted Aug 2, 2017, 5:36 AM by Mary Murphy-Kahn
  • Homework
    HOMEWORK calendar (see above-click "Information"). Homework should be loaded in the calendar listed.

    Students should be writing assignments in the assignment book they received in homeroom on the first day of school.

    Many teachers are using technology (via message systems like REMIND or email) to keep students/parents informed of homework. 
    Posted Oct 15, 2017, 6:20 AM by Mary Murphy-Kahn
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