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  • Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

    Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

    Penn State Health is teaming up with the Bellefonte Area School District to offer a Drive-Thru Flu Clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at Bellefonte Area High School. The flu shot will be free for the first 1,000 people ages 3 and older.

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  • Success Starts Here

    Success Starts Here

    Bellefonte Area School District is regularly featured on a website supported by the Pennsylvania School Board Association, or PSBA. The Success Starts Here campaign is a multiyear statewide effort to promote public schools from around the commonwealth.

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  • Myken Poorman, PA Teacher of the Year finalist

    Myken Poorman, PA Teacher of the Year finalist

    Bellefonte Area High School agriculture teacher and FFA adviser Myken Poorman is in the running for the state Teacher of the Year award. The winner will be announced in December.

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  • Remembering Lt. Jonas Panik

    Remembering Lt. Jonas Panik

    Memorials can be found around schools in the Bellefonte Area School District for Lt. Jonas Panik, of Mingoville, who lost his life in the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Panik was a Bellefonte Area High School Class of 1993 graduate.

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  • Meet Mike Baughman, new BAMS VP

    Meet Mike Baughman, new BAMS VP

    Mike Baughman is Bellefonte Area Middle School's newly-named vice principal. He comes to the Bellefonte Area School District after about eight years working at Keystone Central School District in Clinton County.

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  •  With the start of school, it is inevitable that we will experience warm weather during the first few weeks.  The Bellefonte Area School District has an extreme weather policy and guidelines in place to ensure our students remain as comfortable as possible   We have procedures in place to help lower temperatures in our buildings that do not have air-conditioning and most of the time this can get us through the short periods of time in which we experience these warm temperatures. 

     However, with the current forecasted temperature being above 90 degrees several days this week, we may reach our benchmark heat index (guidelines can be found attached to policy 804:  which could indicate an early dismissal should our regular procedures not be able to accommodate all of our students.  Should this be necessary, you will be notified via our regular media outlets as well as our school messenger system as soon as we make the decision, most likely between 10:30 and 11:30 AM.  Due to transportation logistics, all elementary students would be dismissed early, not just our Bellefonte Elementary and Benner Elementary students.  Secondary students would be dismissed at their regularly scheduled time.  As this would be an early dismissal it would count as a full day and not require a makeup day. 

     Again, we hope that this isn't necessary, however we do not want to subject our children to prolonged periods of exposure to a dangerous heat index.  Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate these first few weeks of school.  


    You can now donate to the Bellefonte Area School District through the Bellefonte Education Foundation.  Please list in the Paypal description where you would like your funds directed to.


    Bellefonte Area School District is one of five districts featuring the learning opportunities and initiatives that are 'making an impact' within Pennsylvania.  Take a few minutes and watch the Making An Impact videos focusing on our kindergarten and mindfulness pilots at Bellefonte Elementary: Click Here
    Bellefonte Area School District is a great place to learn and grow; we are Bellefonte proud! 

    Helping parents meet the needs of our earliest learners is important to our district.  If you are interested in exploring any of the following pre-K opportunities - Head Start, Early Head Start, or PA Pre-K Counts, please call the Wingate office of CenClear at 814-353-0791 or reach them through their web address at: 

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