September 4, 2018
The Pennsylvania Game Commission trapped a 117 pound bear and brought it to PCMS where they spoke to students about bears. All students got to touch the bear while it was tranquilized and a couple lucky students got to help put tags in the bears ears. The Game Commission later released the bear back into the wilderness.
This spring, students in grades 3-12 will be completing a short survey so that we can learn more about our school’s technology use for student learning. Our goal is to gather data about technology use that will allow us to better plan for instruction and resources in the future. This BrightBytes survey is anonymous and is being funded through Appalachia IU8. If you would like more information about the content of the survey, please contact your building principal.
PCMS Student Council recently sponsored their first annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament. The students and staff had a great time!!
Safe2Say Something is an anonymous tip-line a person can use to report information about possible bullying, suicide, violence, etc.
The Appalachia Intermediate Unit 08 is now accepting applications for the summer ATOMS Recharged program, (formally known as ATOMS). We’ve added the "Recharged" to our name to emphasize our changing curriculum. We are excited to add courses that incorporate the use of equipment donated by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. These high-tech tools encourage critical thinking and problem solving strategies that give students a hands-on, advanced level, intensive STEM experience throughout the summer. Online Registration is now OPEN for students completing grades 2—8. • Costs are as follows: o A three-day mini-program - $115 o A five-day basic program - $155 o Costs can be subsidized by financial aid if appropriate paperwork is provided by the family. Student scholarships are received from area businesses. The online application form should be completed by the parent. Following this, we will communicate with your child's school district for eligibility input. School officials will be contacted and strongly encouraged to write specific comments regarding the student's eligibility for this program. In many cases, final determination of acceptance into the program is based on the...
We have been experiencing technical issues with our phone system. At times you may experience static or interference. We are working with our providers to resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Several students at PCMS were busy campaigning for the Student Council Elections for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Congratulations to the following students who were elected: President - Xabier Muino Vice President - Brody Long Secretary - Emily Hite Treasurer - Luke Shuagis
The username and password you use to check your child's AR progress have been changed to match the same username and password your child uses. Please ask your child to share this information with you, or contact Mrs. Gibson at the middle school for additional help.
Parents: If you wish to purchase school supplies prior to the start of school, below are the materials needed for each class at each grade level. 5th Grade Math: One-Subject notebook, folder, and pencils. ELA: Notebook, two folders, highlighters, and pencils. Science: One-Subject notebook, folder, highlighters, and pencils. SS: One-Subject notebook, folder, highlighter, and pencils. 6th Grade Math: Composition notebook or binder with paper, folder, pencils. ELA: 1" Binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf paper, pencils. Science: Composition notebook or binder with paper, folder, and pencils. SS: One-Subject notebook, pencils, and the following are optional: Colored pencils, 2 different colored highlighters, and fine point sharpie marker. 7th Grade Math: Composition notebook (sewn in pages) or 3-ring binder with paper, glue stick, mechanical pencils, different colored highlighters. ELA: 2" Binder with 5 dividers, highlighter, 2-subject notebook, folder, highlighters, and pencils. Science: Notebook, folders, and pencils. SS: Notebook, Binder with loose leaf paper, folder, and pencils. 8th Grade Math: Notebook, folder, pencils, and calculator is optional. ELA: 1" Binder with loose leaf paper, 2 folders, and pencils. Science: Notebook, folder, and pencils....
As a reminder, all families with any negative balance on school lunch accounts will receive an automated phone message on Sunday evenings. Please see the link below for information about how to access your online school lunch account, make payments, or view what your child is eating or purchasing. Please contact us at 814-886-7753 x1103 if you have questions or need assistance. Food Services
Students are permitted to take backpacks and book bags into classrooms. Teachers may ask students to place bags in a designated location within a room to ease congestion around desks and aisles.
The links for MMS Gradebook have changed as of July 2017! Please update your web links with the ones found by clicking on the MMS Gradebook link. Faculty and students should now use your PC network (Active Directory) user names and passwords to access MMS Gradebook. User names and passwords for parent users did not change.
All student absences are treated as unlawful until your child’s school receives a written excuse explaining the absence. This excuse must be given to the school office within three days of the absence. Call the school office if you have a question or concern about your child’s absences and excuses required.
The Middle School is once again collecting Box Tops for Education. The company contributes money or supplies to our school depending on the number of box tops we collect. Students can bring the box tops into the school office or give them to Mrs. Mento. Be sure to join Box Tops for Education Booster Club. It is easy to sign up and you can print money saving coupons too. Visit their website at www.boxtops4education.com. Your support is appreciated!