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  • Rachel's Closet will be open in room 356 from 2:45-3:15 after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
  • Information for the upcoming wrestling season for 7 and 8 graders can be found in the 1, 2, and 3 floor guidance offices! An informational meeting will be on Monday, October 18. See Coach Luciano in room 235 with questions.
  • Like math and puzzles? If so, then join Mathcounts! See Mrs. Abbott in room 275 for details.
  • The Technology Student Association's first meeting is on Oct. 21 in room 107 for people that are interested.
  • Want to join the Lego Club? Sign up in the library before Oct. 6! The first meeting is on Oct. 6 from 2:45 - 3:45 after school.
  • Check your email to sign up for Friends of Rachel Club! Deadline to sign up September 24!
  • Thursday, Sept. 30 is team spirit/ jersey day! Wear a favorite team color and show support!
  • The Chromebook Café is open every Monday - Friday from 2:40 - 4:10 after school.
  • The fitness room is open every Monday through Friday from 2:40 to 4:10 after school.
  • All library books are due ASAP.



Four of the seventh grade runners get each other pumped up before the race.

Middle School Girls Cross Country

Miley Naugle, Reporter November 4, 2021

Students were so exited to buy tickets for the basket raffle.

Harvest Day 2021!

Grace Stadtmiller, Reporter November 4, 2021

Sparky and Wyatt Zeth pose for a photo.

Jaffa Shrine Circus, Altoona, Pa.

Cheyanne Zeth, Reporter October 26, 2021

The pretty fireworks make everything come alive in Disney World.

Must see haunted houses.

Taniyah Hicks, Reporter October 26, 2021

Chefs, set, cook!! Eighth graders start to set up for the annual food truck challenge. This challenge was held in Brandy Juarts classroom and provided a great end to the school year for students.

Food Truck Challenge

Brandon R. Lyle, Reporter May 25, 2021

Piekarnia Bakery, located in Newry, PA, specializes in Polish treats.

Piekarnia Bakery

Charlie Kephart, Reporter December 15, 2020

Here is a link to the Instagram account for The Piekarnia Bakery.    

Desiree Kearney prepares her iced teas for her trip to the grocery store.

Grocery Shopping Adventures

Olivia wilt, photographer December 15, 2020

After running around trying to find supplies while Nichole Shearer was at the store, the kids finally set up.

Homemade Birthday Gifts

Abigail Shearer, Reporter December 15, 2020


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