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Welcome the 2019-2020 school year!

COVID-19 UPDATE: Hello students and parents--I will be posting optional assignments on google classroom for you to complete during this time of great uncertainty. All students have access to GC, as we have been using it all year long. We will continue on with our research unit as best as possible. Please reach out to me with any questions, and, above all, stay safe and healthy!
Mrs. Heiser

A little bit about background and experience includes:

Hello and welcome to a new school year. This year I begin my 24th year of teaching English to ninth graders here at MASH. My educational background includes graduating with a B.S. degree in English Education from Lock Haven University. Additionally, I have amassed 24 credits at Penn State Harrisburg in the Teaching and Curriculum coursework program. I have also received training in the Capital Area Writing Project, Learning Focused Schools, and STAR, along with completing coursework course work through the Penn Literacy Network. Another fulfilling aspect of my teaching duties includes teaching Journalism classes and advising the school newspaper The Torch, which I have been doing for the past twenty-one years. Additionally, I am a former MASH varsity field hockey coach, and I have served on The Patriot News Scholastic Writing Committee. Outside of school, I am the wife of Matthew, a teacher and head varsity football coach at another local high school, and the proud mother of two sporty boys, Austin, a senior, and Brady, an energetic and talkative seventh grader. Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions or concerns.
My schedule this year is as follows:
Period One: Study hall
Period Two: English 9 Level II
Period Three: English 9 Level I 
Period Four A: Planning Period
Period Five A: English 9 Level I
Period Six: English 9 Level II
Period Seven: Days 2 and 4 - Journalism; Days 3 and 6 - Journalism II