SHAMOKIN AREA MIDDLE / HIGH SCHOOL
As the new principal of the Middle/HS It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year in Shamokin. We are excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and part of our Shamokin Area family. Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities. At Shamokin Area Middle/HS, we have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. We believe that all students should graduate from Shamokin Area prepared for the demands of postsecondary education, meaningful careers and effective citizenship. Our maintenance staff has also worked countless hours preparing our great facility this summer for teachers, students, parents, and community members.
I am honored to serve as the principal of Shamokin Area Middle/HS. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic growth. Once again, welcome back!!! Let’s make this year the best yet at Shamokin Area Middle/HS.
Back-to-School Night – Back-to-School Night will be held on Thursday, August 30 for ALL students in grades 7-12. Seventh grade students should report to the auditorium for 5:30 pm and all other students should report at 6:15 pm. The program will conclude at 8:30 p.m. We are asking ALL students to attend with their parents. Students will receive their class schedules and locker assignments, familiarize themselves with the building, and have opportunities to ask questions. This evening will be the ONLY opportunity to make schedule changes. All students will report for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 4. Homeroom will begin promptly at 7:45 am and students will dismiss at 2:32 pm. Students will be permitted to enter the school building at 7:25 am daily.
In an effort to provide parents with the assistance they need, the Center for Safe Schools with funding provided by the Highmark Foundation developed the PA Bullying Prevention Toolkit and companion guides. These free, downloadable tools are helpful to inform parents of the definition of bullying and how to support their children. The PA Bullying Prevention Toolkit and companion guides can be accessed at:
No Cost Breakfast & Lunch Program
We are pleased to inform you that Shamokin Area School District will be implementing a new provision known as the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) in the 2018-2019 school year. This program is available to schools/districts who are participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. All enrolled students of Shamokin Area School District and those attending the NCCTC are eligible to receive a nutritional breakfast and lunch every day at the school at no charge to your household. No further action is required of you. Your child (ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without paying a fee or submitting an application. The District will still be offering ala carte items and students will be required to pay for those purchases. All previous debts will remain with student until paid in full. You can see if your child (ren) have a previous balance by checking the Parent Portal under fees.
REMINDER: S.A.T. Registration deadline is September 26th. SAT test date is scheduled on Saturday, October 6th please report to the H.S. Auditorium by 7:30am and don't forget to bring you I.D.
Information to the dress school policy is on our District Website