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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Benner Elementary garden

    Benner Elementary garden

    You can find a garden at Benner Elementary School that grows many produce and also has a pollinator garden to help attract insects and includes nectar-producing plants to enhance insect habitat and garden growth.

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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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  • 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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