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It has been a very exciting week! With all the “Boo”ing going on and the crazy costumes, not to mention the Penny War Antics, it has been lots of fun! We are also very excited to be unveiling a new initiative this Friday. It is called the Million Minute Reading Challenge and it intended to provide an incentive and encouragement for everyone to read more outside of the normal school day. Feel free to read the attached introductory letter and to think about ways that you can encourage our students to become better readers. We will be asking that copies of these letters go home on Friday and that you show a short video clip to classes on Friday. The video clip (which will be shared with all staff) will explain the challenge to students and will be made available to families as well. Please let one of us know if you have any questions.
Thanks! And “Boo” to everyone!
Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Maclay

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Parent Involvement Activities

There are a variety of parent involvement opportunities within the Juniata County School District for parents. Some of the volunteer opportunities include:
  • Kid Writing
  • Membership on Title I Parent Involvement committee
  • Membership on District Title II Professional Development committee
  • Read Naturally volunteer
  • Home and School
  • Booster club
Other opportunities may be building specific. Contact your building principal for more information about parental involvement activities.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health School Immunization program changes are in place for the 2018-19 school year. School districts have been encouraged to notify parents of the new requirements.  The requirements are as follows:
All grades K-12 need the following:
  • 4 doses of tetanus
  • 4 doses of diphtheria
  • 3 doses of polio
  • 2 doses of measles
  • 2 doses of mumps
  • 1 dose of rubella
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella
7th grade additional requirements:
If 5 years have elapsed since last tetanus containing vaccine