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Mr. Stanko's 7th Grade Social Studies Class!

Hi!  My name is Tom Stanko and I am in my third year as the 7th grade Geography/World History teacher for North Star Middle School.  I am entering my 7th year as an educator and can not wait to make improvements and get students excited for my class! Along with teaching, I am the Student Council Advisor for our middle school. We will be organizing fundraisers, incentive days, dances, the food cart, and other activities! I am also entering my third year as an assistant coach for our Jr. High Baseball program.


I currently live in Greensburg near the Westmoreland Mall.  I attended California University of PA where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on Social Studies in 2013.  I am certified to teach Social Studies 7th-12th grade, as well as any subject in 4th-6th grade.




Please be sure your student is ALWAYS checking our Schoology course for any announcements and assignments.


The links located on the right side of this page will direct you to the applications frequently used in my class! Students should be using their school log in information that they use to access the Chromebooks in school, to enter ALL of those applications (school email and password, which is: NS-lunch#).




Contact me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have any questions or concerns!  You can reach me by email: or phone: (814) 893-5616 x3313.


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."  

"Tomorrow is never promised."