There’s no place like home offices

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There’s no place like home offices

WELCOME HOME This school year NPHS restructured its home office system. There are now three houses, one for each grade level.

WELCOME HOME This school year NPHS restructured its home office system. There are now three houses, one for each grade level.

Taylor Young

WELCOME HOME This school year NPHS restructured its home office system. There are now three houses, one for each grade level.

Taylor Young

Taylor Young

WELCOME HOME This school year NPHS restructured its home office system. There are now three houses, one for each grade level.

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TOWAMENCIN – Returning to North Penn High School for the 2016-2017 school year, the staff and students were faced with a major change: the reorganization of the home offices. Instead of having five home offices, NPHS is now equipped with three, which are structured by grade. This change was intended to support students by having their home office staff specialize in one grade, as opposed to all three. However, the only problem with this change seems to be that most students are now unfamiliar with their new home office team. Introducing NPHS’s newly structured home offices:

 
Home office K-25: Pictured L-R: Mrs. Christine McCreary, Mrs. Susan McHugh, Mrs. Judy Turner, Mr. Brian Daly, Mrs. Linda McGlinn, and Mrs. Judy McGuriman (Not pictured - Asst. Principal Mr. Stefan Muller) Photograph by Veronica Laguna

Home office K-25: Pictured L-R: Mrs. Christine McCreary, Mrs. Susan McHugh, Mrs. Judy Turner, Mr. Brian Daly, Mrs. Linda McGlinn, and Mrs. Judy McGuriman (Not pictured – Asst. Principal Mr. Stefan Muller) Photograph by Veronica Laguna

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Sophomore Class

This Home Office is a very welcoming environment, since their goal is to welcome all of the sophomores and help them with their transition from the middle schools to the giant high school.

“We know that for sophomores the high school can be a scary place, and they don’t know what to expect, so we try to do things geared toward sophomores that make them feel more welcome here,” said Mrs. Judy Turner, assistant principal, who helped organize an open house for sophomores before the start of the school year.

Turner, along with Mr. Stefan Muller, assistant principal, strive to make their home office the friendliest to help ease the sophomores into the high school. Because of the change, they are now able to focus fully in on the needs of the sophomore class and specialize in supporting them.

 

 

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Back, from left: Mrs. Theresa Arduino, Mrs. Patricia Pike Front, from left: Mrs. Mary Scott, Mrs. Amy Schwartz Not Pictured: Mrs. Robyn Miller, Mrs. Marjorie Diegue, Mrs. Anna Maria Manalo  – Photograph by Veronica Laguna

 

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Junior Class

As juniors walk into this Home Office they are “always greeted with a smile” as well as “absolute craziness” said Ms. Mary Scott and Ms. Amy Schwartz, Assistant Principals. D-103 is truly special, because of the staff and the exciting things they do there, from their decorations to their matching D-103 shirts. They are very excited to be working with the juniors this year, since it is an especially exciting year of high school. As thrilling as junior year is, however, it is also the most difficult year of high school. The staff of D-103 believes that the new structure, allowing them to focus solely on juniors, will provide a distinct place for juniors to go to help them through their challenges.

 

 

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From left: Mrs. Dawn Transue, Dr. Nicole Yetter, Mrs. Sue Reichwein, Mrs. Amy Linn, Mr. Pete Nicholson, Mr. Samuel Feeney, Mrs. Joanne Borchers, Mrs. Lorrie Mancino – Photograph by Veronica Laguna

 

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Senior Class

The bustle of seniors coming in and out and the buzz of college applications help create a positive energy in this home office. It is a very exciting environment because it is the last year of high school for seniors, and they are beginning to look ahead to the transition to the rest of their lives. The staff is ready to help students deal with the excitement as well as the fear of leaving. Assistant Principals, Mr. Pete Nicholson and Mrs. Amy Linn, have the goal of being “inviting and making students feel comfortable at any time to come in and say hi, ask questions, or have issues taken care of.” They believe that the change in the home office structure helps students and their home office staff create more of a bond, since the staff will know that everyone walking in is a senior.

 

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