Mr. De Salle

COVID-19 Updates
Hopewell Area School District is currently Closed due to the COVID-19 virus.

The Hopewell Area Board of School Directors meeting scheduled for April 6, 2020 has been cancelled.  

Parent information regarding continuity of instruction:
Please click on the following for HASD’s Continuity of Education Plan as required by PA’s Department of Education:
Please see our COVID-19 Updates page for the latest news from the district.  Latest update: 3/30/2020 (Prom Information)


The Beaver County School Districts and the Career and Technology Center continue to work together as we receive guidance from our state and federal leaders. Today, Governor Wolf announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.  Therefore, all Beaver County school facilities are closed and events cancelled through the end of the school year.  While much uncertainty still exists, this announcement will allow families to plan for their needs in the coming months.  All schools will continue to provide continuity of education and meals through the last regularly scheduled day of school.  We understand that this is heartbreaking for the Class of 2020, but please be patient as we seek additional guidance from our state leaders regarding graduation and other special events.  We appreciate your patience and support during this closure and we will continue to provide updates as we move forward together.

The breakfast and lunch pickups are still on-going at the Junior High and Independence Elementary School between 11-1 each weekday. 


Device Pickup Information: 

 If a Hopewell student is still in need of a device for continuity of instruction, please let your child’s teacher know.
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Mr. De Salle

Contact Information
724-375-6691 x 4223


I graduated from Penn State University in 1990 with a degree in Secondary Education, Science. I first worked with disadvantage youths to help them earn their GED.  I then worked in the private industry for many years and returned to teaching in 2005 bringing many of those experiences with me. I earned my master's degree in Science Education from Walden University in 2009. 

Course Grades

The grades students earn in my class are based on a totalpoint system. Each homework, project, reports, test or quiz is assigned pointsbased on level of difficulty. So therefore homework is as important as quizzes and tests.

Quizzes, tests and homework will be posted on the white boards in my room as well as Parent Connect.

Classroom Rules and Expectations

Classroom Management


Mr. De Salle



Ø Students must be in their seats and ready for class at the bell.

Ø Students must ask for permission to leave their seats.

Ø Students will raise their hands to answer questions.

Ø No food or drinks, including gum.

Ø Students will be respectful of others and materials in the classrooms. 

Ø Students are to place their purses and gym bags on the window ledge. They are not to have these items at their desks.

  •  Students who do not complete or turn in homework will serve lunch detention
  •   Unannounced quizzes maybe given  



You will be responsible to make up any missed work. If you are in school and will be missing class due to early dismissal or some other activity or arrive to school late, you are required to get any homework assignment, handout and/or warm up question prior to leaving that day.  Homework will not be accepted late. 


If you are absent the day an assignment is due, you are required to turn it the assignment the day you return. No Exceptions. If you are absent the day an assignment is given, you are required to see me to make up the assignment and it must be turned in on the date given by me. This includes handouts, warm up questions and any other projects.



Verbal warning will be given the first time

Denial of privileges, lunch detention or after school detention

      Written referral as listed in the teachers hand book


7th Grade:

Scientific Method
Metric System
Cell Structure and Function
Formation of Stars
Earth-Sun-Moon System
8th Grade:
Atomic Bonds
Atomic Structure
Periodic Table
Chemical Bonds

Motion and Forces
Newton's Laws
Science Fair - Honors Class Only  

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