• February 14Parent teacher conferences Feb 27 from 4:30-8:30

  • February 14Snow makeup days: School in session Feb. 15 and April 2

  • February 13Homework help/Internet Cafe on Mondays, please use room 205.

Students wear vision impairment goggles

Students wear vision impairment goggles

February 1, 2018


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The health teachers, Jonathan Despot and Amy Palfey, used vision impairment goggles for their health classes. The teachers purchased these new goggles a couple years ago to show the dangers of consuming alcohol on the nervous system. Past students participated in the lab, and future students look forward...

Seventh graders rewarded with ice cream

Seventh graders rewarded with ice cream

Abbie Starr, reporter

February 1, 2018


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The seventh grade team one students were rewarded with SubZero ice cream on Thursday, Jan. 18. The SubZero staff demonstrated how they use liquid nitrogen to make their ice cream. The team one students get rewarded every month or so as an incentive of good behavior. “Every month we recognize...

Barr receives STEM grant

Barr receives STEM grant

Maddie Detwiler, Reporter

December 15, 2017


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First energy, a program that has given more than 1,000 educators and youth groups grants, awarded the junior high with a STEM grant in late September.

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Guest speaker Gerety visits field house

Guest speaker Gerety visits field house

Sarah Weathersbee, Reporter

December 12, 2017


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He has taught over 2 million students and has traveled to all states including Canada.

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Girls’ soccer remains undefeated

Girls’ soccer remains undefeated

Riley Steinbugl, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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Girls’ soccer finished out their season with a record of 17-0-1.

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Chromebooks distributed to eighth, ninth grade students

Chromebooks distributed to eighth, ninth grade students

Maddy Pincin, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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For the 2017-2018 school year, eighth and ninth grade students received Chromebooks, cases, chargers and tags for use in school and at home. According to students and principals, the implementation of this technology has been successful for many different tasks and activities. To provide all of the suppli...

Classes take spring field trips

Classes take spring field trips

Julia Pitts

May 30, 2017


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It’s that time of the year again! Classes all throughout the grade levels are getting out of school to spend the day somewhere else. “Somewhere else,” meaning going on spring field trips. There are various different field trips occurring. Some of these include the National Junior Honor Socie...

Students recognized at awards ceremonies

Students recognized at awards ceremonies

McKenzie Quirin

May 30, 2017


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During the month of May, students in grades seventh, eighth and ninth are recognized for the work and effort they put into the school year. They were recognized through a ceremony with many awards students can obtain on the days of May 2, 3 and 24. Students like Julia Pitts and Chelsea Mathieu receiv...

Dzurko gains headway as teacher of the year finalist

Dzurko gains headway as teacher of the year finalist

Aurora Soural

May 5, 2017


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“It’s nice to be recognized, that doesn’t always happen in the teaching profession. It’s also an honor to even be nominated by the administration- in particular Mr. Hatch,” stated seventh through ninth grade teacher, Tim Dzurko. Now in the top 12 nominees for the PA Teacher of the Year award, ...

Chromebooks for next year: working to improve school

Chromebooks for next year: working to improve school

Cameron Havens

April 10, 2017


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Currently only honors classes have Chromebooks. However, incoming students going into ninth grade will be receiving Chromebooks for the 2018-19 school year. Since the students will be given these computers, many of the students and teachers will be finding new ways to enhance the classroom learning experience. A Chr...

School responds to threat

School responds to threat

Lydia Newman

March 25, 2017


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On Friday March, 24. 2017 at 10:45 a.m. a bomb threat was found in one of the bathrooms. Administrators immediately took action by calling a school wide lock down. After around 20 minutes, a fire drill was called in order to evacuate all students from the building. At this time, most teachers and st...

Drama prepares for show

Drama prepares for show

February 28, 2017


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The spring drama production will take place this coming weekend.  Many students have been working for weeks on the stage and behind the scenes to present Singing in the Rain.  Tickets are available in school and at the door for $5 for students and $8 for adults.  ...

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