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Dear Parents,
Hello!  My name is Erin Reilly, your child's Eighth Grade Language Arts Literacy and Social Studies Teacher.   I have been a middle school teacher for  a total of 20 years,  teaching in Ridgway Middle School for the past sixteen years.  My extra curricular activities within the district currently include:  Yearbook Co-Advisor and National Junior Honor Society Advisor.   I have been awarded Ridgway's Teacher of the Year for the 2011 - 2012 School Year; and although I no longer teach Science, I have obtained my Aerospace Degree with NASA  after winning the Christa McAuliffe Educators Scholarship and studying with NASA Astronauts at Kennedy Space Center.
Eighth Grade Social Studies focuses on UNITED STATES History.  We will concentrate on the areas of Government; and the time periods of the Holocaust, and Slavery/CivilWar.
Our Language Arts Curriculum focuses on Grammar, Writing, Speaking,and Reading. We will be using a  newer basal series from Prentice Hall which connects to our New Jersey State Learning Standards. Each unit will focus on  "The Big Question" and how it relates to the students' personally.  We will continue to teach reading novels in a book club manner as in the past. Our genres in Eighth grade include: The Holocaust, Presidents, and Fun Fiction.
As always, if you have any questions or need to discuss something with me, please call and leave a message - 871-3434 x 2203 or email me at    I will get back to you as soon as I can.  I  look forward to being your partner in educating your child. 
 UPCOMING EVENTS:  Monday, September 18th, 2017 - TRIP to the Philadelphia National Constitution Center - $5.00 cost - please pack a lunch!