Shawnee Heckman

Hello My Name Is...

Shawnee Heckman

  Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

ABOUT ME: I am the 7th grade English teacher. I have been teaching 7th grade for ten years and look forward to many more years at Penns Valley. 

 I am the parent of two Penns Valley children. My daughter, Brandilyn, is currently a senior at Penn State in the field of education. My son, Trevor, is a student at South Hills School of Business and Technology. My husband, Brett, is a Penns Valley alum and works for Glenn O. Hawbaker.

    If you need to contact me, you may email me at sheckman@pennsvalley.org or call the PVHS at 422-8280. 

CLASSROOM PROCEDURES: Along the left hand side, information on my procedures and expectations are listed in my syllabus. 

HOMEWORK: The middle level does an excellent job of communicating daily homework assignments. This is done through the use of a google document. This document is updated daily and even students that don't have internet at home can print this out during Ram time, take a screen shot of assignments, or write down daily assignments. This is the link:
7th Grade Homework Board

COMMUNICATIONS: There are many different ways that we communicate information to parents. First, the PV website has a school calendar that can access school events including sporting events. The school district also sends letters and phone alerts home for special events/concerns.  The SIS portal can be accessed by both students and parents for up-to-date grades. Any questions with any of these programs can be addressed through the teacher or office staff.

RESOURCES: Again, the PV website contains a lot of information dealing with district expectations. With some exploration, most of your documents/questions can be answered by accessing this page. 


     Middle level is an exciting time full of challenges and expectations. I look forward to working with both the students and the parents. Please utilize this site for important information that will allow both students and parents to stay organized and up-to-date on the action in middle level.
                                              I know it will be a great year!


Concept Maps for 7th Grade: (See tab labeled concept maps for specific details)
Expectations, Assessments, Library, Computer/Google Drive, Characterization
Grammar, Personal Narrative, Story Elements, Poetry, Literature Circles, Public
Speaking, Career, Novels, and Business Letters     

Table of Contents for Tabs:
Calendar: Monthly events for team
Photo Gallery: 7th Grade Team Activities and Personal Photos
Resources/Links: Quick links to important sites
Contact Me: Ability to email me
Concept Maps For English 7: detailed description of units with common core standards
7th Grade Syllabus: General rules for classroom procedures
Mrs. Heckman Bio: information about my own educational background