School News

  • 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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  • "The Hunter Voyage"

    "The Hunter Voyage"

    Sixth-grade student Annie Cernuska wrote a book and got it published. She's now holding a book tour around schools in the Bellefonte Area School District and will be doing a book-signing event.

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  • Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority calendar contest

    Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority calendar contest

    Three Bellefonte Area fifth-grade students were among those recognized for winning a calendar art contest through the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority. The students are from Benner, Marion-Walker and Pleasant Gap elementary schools.

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  • Jeremy Herbstritt and Lt. Jonas Martin Panik U.S. Navy Memorial Track

    Jeremy Herbstritt and Lt. Jonas Martin Panik U.S. Navy Memorial Track

    The Bellefonte Area school board received a $125,000 donation from Reliance Bank to put toward the capital campaign to help name the track at Rogers Stadium in memory of two Bellefonte graduates. That, paired with a $125,000 donation from the Jeremy Herbstritt Foundation, is making the dedication possible.

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  • Monster Project

    Monster Project

    The Monster project students in the high school Spanish department participated in was one that reviews vocabulary in the language and encourages creativity. Students in teachers Emily Zimdahl-McManus and Victoria Butch’s Spanish classes created a body of their own design and labeled body parts in Spanish.

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  • Bellefonte Reads supports Jared Box Project

    Bellefonte Reads supports Jared Box Project

    The Bellefonte Reads committee is hosting a book drive through Oct. 26 to help support the Jared Box Project. Through drop-off locations in the Bellefonte area, the community is encouraged to donate a new book appropriate for infants to teens that will be placed in Jared boxes.

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  • Pleasant Gap class gets book donations

    Pleasant Gap class gets book donations

    Books donated to Pam Grimminger’s fourth-grade class at Pleasant Gap Elementary School are being used to promote literacy and other topics the books focus on. Grimminger received about 80 books since the start of school after she created an Amazon wish list looking for donations to help enhance her classroom library.

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  • Jon Gordon speaks to Bellefonte staff

    Jon Gordon speaks to Bellefonte staff

    The first day of school for teachers was the week of Aug. 13, and district staff participated in events to help prepare them for the start of the new school year. Activities included a special presentation with author and speaker Jon Gordon. The event was held at the Bellefonte Area High School auditorium with other staff from Bald Eagle Area School District and Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology.

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  • BAMS Beautification Day

    BAMS Beautification Day

    Bellefonte Area Middle School held its first-ever BAMS Beatification Day for school staff to team up with the community to help spruce up the grounds. Principal Sommer Garman said the idea to hold the event came during the summer when discussing areas of the school that need improvement. Participants helped weed, lay mulch, cut overgrown bushes and more.

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  • Summer reading programs

    Summer reading programs

    Teachers in the Bellefonte Area School District have been hosting programs to promote student reading during the summer — meant to prevent the “summer slide” when some students can fall behind in literacy skills if not being practiced regularly.

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  • Students make bamboo fly fishing rods

    Students make bamboo fly fishing rods

    Wood shop students have participated in a class project to make their own fly fishing rods from Tonkin Cane bamboo shipped in from Washington state.

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