Hello & Welcome to Ms. McCarthy's Teacher Page!
On this site, please find codes for each class period's Google Classroom account. Classwork, homework, study materials, and reminders will be available on Google Classroom.
It is my hope that students arrive to class on time, prepared, & ready to respectfully engage in each day's lesson with me & with classmates.
This is my 5th year at Peekskill High School. I earned my Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from SUNY Cortland before teaching here.
If you need any extra help, you can send me an email anytime.
Ms. Mannion and I are this year's sophomore class advisors. I am also the advisor for National Social Studies Honor Society with Ms. Rodriguez. For more information on these, please visit the Google Classroom sites. The codes are listed below.
If you need to reach me, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call the school at (914) 737-0201 ext.3667.
~Google Classroom Codes~
2nd Period Entrepreneurship: 6y55btz
3rd Period Global II: vedsn4f
5th Period Startup Tech: bvn72ky
6th Period Entrepreneurship: ntn2yxv
8th Period Global II: gsjlk7s
Sophomore Class: yjoorvx
National Social Studies Honor Society: 22vwn7f
Please make sure that you stay on top of your work this year! I encourage both parents & students to use Infinite Campus this year to keep up to date with grades and assignments.
Virtual Learning Notes: Students are expected to log in & remain logged into the entire lesson in order to be marked present. Students should have their cameras turned on, but microphones muted unless they are engaging in discussion, responding to a question, or asking a question. Students should be the only person visible by the teacher.
PHS Overarching Goal: To increase the graduation rate to 87% and increase Regents results by 5%.
Social Studies Department Homework Policy Rationale:
Homework helps students by complementing and reinforcing classroom learning, fostering good lifelong learning and study habits, and providing an opportunity for students to be responsible for their own learning. Regular homework contributes to the development of sound study habits and self-responsibility in children. It is a valuable means of fostering understanding and it serves as a communication link between school and home that shows parents what children are learning.