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     Welcome to Mr. Parenti's classroom Website!
     
     Name:  Bill Parenti
     School:  Haine Middle
     Grade/Subject:  5th Grade SS/Sci
     Room #: 206
     Phone: 724-776-1325
     
    About the Teacher:  Bill Parenti
    (Professional Info)
    Bill is a graduate of Butler High School in Butler, PA.  After graduating from Butler, Bill attended Butler County Community College, where he saved a boat load of money, played baseball and graduated with a 2 year degree.  After BCCC, Bill transferred to LaRoche College where he earned his BA in Sociology as well as played baseball.  After graduation Bill worked for 3 years at George Junior Republic, a residential treatment center for adjudicated youth located in Grove City, PA.  After leaving GJR, Bill continued to work with adjudicated youth at Vision Quest, in Franklin PA. for two years as the director of the High Adventure Ropes Course.  During this same period, Bill worked and put himself through school at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA, to earn his Elementary Education teaching certificate.  After graduation, Bill taught 6th grade in the Butler Area School District before joining the staff at Rowan Elementary, part of the SV school district in 1999.  In 2015 Bill moved to Haine Middle School as part of the HMS team.
     
    After teaching a few years at Seneca, Bill went back to school at Gannon University and earned his Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  Recently, Bill completed his coursework at Indiana University of Pennsylvania obtaining his Principal Certification.
     
    (Personal Info)
    I have a very supportive wife, Julie and three children, Jack, Maria and Madeline.  I am proud to say our kids attend and will attend Seneca Valley.  I enjoy coaching Junior High Baseball for Seneca Valley  I love to take my family boating, fishing, hunting (My wife won't hunt.), ride minibikes, eat ice cream, and watch movies.  We have bonfires as often as we can and make smores with half a bar of Hershey chocolate....the RIGHT WAY!!!
     
    My wish is for your child to want to come to school and be a part of something bigger than "self".  To be a part of a team, a group, a classroom of different people with different talents and abilities.   School / learning does not have to be painful.  If your child has felt that way in the past, my number one goal is to turn that experience around while they are in my classroom.  I truly believe that people remember how we make them feel...especially when we are experiencing a trial of some sort.  Everyone flourishes when fear of failure and ridicule are removed
     
    Thanks for taking the time to visit the website and read a small window into me and my classroom.  If nothing else, please know I love a good joke and believe that we all need to laugh everyday...even if it's at ourselves.
     
    Kindly,
    Bill