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D. McLaughlin - 8th Grade ELA


                8th Grade Communication Arts
 Welcome to 8th Grade Communication ArtsHello, My name is Mrs. McLaughlin and this is my 14th year teaching at Shikellamy Middle School. I came to the area from Cincinnati, Ohio where I taught for six years. After my youngest graduated and went to college, I moved to Milton and began my career as a Shik Brave. 
I have a Journalism degree from Shippensburg University, Secondary Education Certification from Miami University of Ohio, Writing Specialist Certification/fellow with the National Writing Project, and Principal Certification from Drexel University. I am the Yearbook advisor and NJHS co-advisor with Mrs.Witmer. I am also the chairperson for the School Climate committee. 
In my spare time, I am the CCD for Delta Zeta sorority. You may reach me at 570-286-3736 mclaughlind@shikbraves.org 

Each year we begin with enthusiasm and promise; by the end, the enthusiasm has increased and excellence has been reached. My students will be fully engrossed in writing and literature. My goal is to have students prepared for high school both academically and emotionally. Our team of teaches, Mrs. Witmer, Mrs. Reader, Miss Pointer, and Mr. Becker will treat all students with respect and be accessible to assist them in the trials and tribulations they might experience in 8th grade. 

My grading is done by weight. This is the tentative schedule of my grading. I give homework most nights. Homework is weighted 10%. Accelerated Reading is weighted 5%. Students are encouraged to reach 20 points a quarter. Vocabulary tests are given each Friday and are weighted 30%. Quizzes are 25% weighted and tests are 30%. 

If you ever have a question, please email me at mclaughlind@shikbraves.org or call the school.

Thank you for giving me the privilege to teach your child. I look forward to getting to know them!




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  My daughters Erin, Jennifer, Me, Angela                                My daughter Jennifer and John with their                                                                                                                  sons Patrick, Sean, and Cullen


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My husband and me on Cadillac Mt, Maine


My daughter Angela and Nate with Daniella,
Lukas, John, and Clara