Mrs. Emily Dickey

AP Language and Composition: 
AP Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines and rhetorical contexts and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of their interactions among a writer's purposes, audience expectations and subjects, as well as the way generic conventions and resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. The purpose of the class is to enable students to read complex texts with understanding and to write prose of sufficient richness and complexity to communicate effectively with mature readers. Curriculum and course content is structured from The College Board. 

It is an exciting time in my Journalism class. Student reporters write articles for our Afternoon Snack page, which appears every other week in The Record Herald, our local newspaper. Journalism students learn about the world of news and what it means to be a reporter. They are required to conduct interviews, write articles and take photographs which
will be featured on our Afternoon Snack page. Students are expected to work on and respect deadlines and exhibit school pride in their work. If you have any ideas for articles, feel free to email me or stop in my room.

Broadcast Journalism: 
Broadcast students hone their interviewing, writing and photography skills as well as learn about videotaping and editing in order to create Tribe Time, our weekly school newscast.  If you have any ideas for news segments, feel free to email me or stop in my room
Links to weekly Tribe Time segments can be found here:

GRADES & Assignments: 
Student grades and assignments can be accessed via the Sapphire Community Portal. 

A little about me: This is my twelfth year in the Waynesboro Area School District. In 2015, I was a finalist for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.
I previously taught at Smithsburg High School. Prior to my teaching career, I worked as a reporter for The Record Herald and as a caseworker at Franklin County Mental Health/Mental Retardation.
​phone: ​(717) 762-1191