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A Story of Friendship: Jackie and Luisa

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/a-story-of-friendship-jackie-and-luisa I’d like to introduce you to two true friends, Luisa and Jackie. There was once a time Jaclyn Rodriguez Muniz did not know where her next meal would come from; frankly, she was lucky to have one a day. This was when she and her husband lived in Puerto Rico with their new born [...]

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73 Graduate in the Class of ’17

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/cyber-school-graduate-class-of-17 73. That's the number of graduates in the PA Distance Learning Class of 2017. On Saturday, June 10, 2017 they came together, surrounded by friends and family, teachers and counselors, to walk out of the world of high school and to walk into their boundless futures. From the students who went through PA Distance [...]

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Cyber School Graduation | Congratulations to Kindergarten Graduates!

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/cyber-school-kindergarten-graduates Today was a big day for 19 amazing kindergarten students, as they officially graduate and are moving to the 1st grade! Big thanks to the 8 students who came into our office, and for the 5 who were able to attend virtually! These kids have big dreams of being astronauts, pet shop owners, race [...]

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Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Bible

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/cyber-school-teacher-mrs.-bible Darcy Bible is a determined math instructor who believes that all students should love math, just like she does. Though not everyone might come to love it, she does an excellent job of showing students the ways that they can use it each and every day. She takes the extra time to thoroughly explain [...]

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Teacher Spotlight: Miss Fischetti

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/cyber-school-teacher-spotlight-miss-fischetti Tessa Fischetti is a new teacher to PA Distance and to the world of teaching. Though she is beginning her career, she has already managed to embody what you want your first grade teacher to have: an enthusiasm for teaching that goes beyond just teaching the basics, to helping develop a love for learning [...]

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100 Days of School | 100 Reasons to Celebrate

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/100-reasons-to-celebrate For our 100th day of school, our students and staff got together to celebrate the wonderful community we have together. We had over 100, but we thought we'd share just a few to celebrate! "I think PA Distance is awesome because it's the most supportive place I know. When I log on I feel [...]

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Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Lewis

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/cyber-school-teacher-spotlight-ms.-lewis Hannah Lewis is a devoted English teacher who awakens a love of Englsh in her students. She gets creative to bring together many different genres for her students, which has created an environment for her students that is thought-provoking and pushes the students to become independent learners. Most of all, Ms. Lewis brings literature [...]

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Catching Up With Cayla

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/catching-up-with-cayla Imagine riding to the store, with four other people, on one motor scooter. Now imagine that all meals are communal, and everyone uses their hands to eat. Sound like fun? Cayla Poborsky laughed as she described many of these new norms of her daily life. A PA Distance alumni, Cayla has been teaching English [...]

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Student Center Stage: Molly

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/student-center-stage-molly Why do bad things happen to kids? I could cite you statistics on what is happening, where it’s happening, and how often. I could even tell you countless stories; but I still couldn’t tell you why. It’s hard to know what to do. While some of us might feel paralyzed in the face of [...]

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The Office Philosopher

http://learn.padistance.org/blog/the-office-philosopher- “Our inner world has a reality and a power that can keep us from being victims of circumstance and compel us to take responsibility for our own lives.” – Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach She had a pet skunk as a child. She uses the term “pow-wow” on a regular basis. She’s a [...]

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