Mar 222017

Congratulations to our Juniata Valley Lady Hornet Basketball Team. The Lady Hornets will be playing for a State Title this Friday at noon at the Hershey Park Arena. Tickets for the game will be sold beginning at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 23rd in the High School Guidance Office until Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets for the game will be $4.00 for students and $8.00 for adults. All tickets at the arena are $8.00. We will be conducting a sendoff of our girls’ team at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 23rd. Community members are invited to join our students in the sendoff that will occur in front of the Elementary and High School.


On Friday, March 24th, we will have an 8:00 a.m. early dismissal for students. Students will arrive at the regularly scheduled time with the Elementary students being dismissed at 7:55 and Jr. and Sr. High Students dismissed at 8:00 a.m. High School Students who have signed up to ride a pep bus to Hershey will be able to load the pep bus at dismissal. All students will be excused on Friday to support our Lady Hornets.


Best wishes to our Lady Hornets on bringing home the gold!

Feb 172017

Due to previous school cancellations, the school district calendar has been adjusted to meet the required school days for the 2016-2017 school year. Students will be attending school on Thursday, April 13, 2017, as a snow make-up for Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The last student day and senior graduation will be on June 1st with June 1st also being a 10:30 early dismissal for students. Please refer to the updated district calendar on our website and feel free to contact the Juniata Valley School District Office for any further questions.

Sep 202016

Juniata Valley School Community,

As we move through mid-winter and begin our second semester of the school year, we have had many exciting activities and experiences in the district throughout the first half of the year.

 Academically, our Secondary Students and Faculty have seen progress and continued implementation of our 1:1 initiative. Teachers and students are utilizing the computer as a tool in many teaching/learning capacities. The initiative has provided an opportunity for students to complete in-depth research for classroom projects and assignments, as well as examining career exploration and post-secondary studies. The initiative has given teachers the ability to implement new instructional strategies designed to reach a variety of student learning styles. The initiative has also continued to increase communication, creativity and problem solving skills among students and faculty.

Elementary Students and Faculty have also been involved in many positive ventures throughout the first semester. Our fifth graders had the opportunity to attend Outdoor School held at Camp Blue Diamond. The overwhelming response from both teachers and students indicated an educational and successful camp experience. The Elementary and Jr. High students are also in the early stages of incorporating components of (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM allows students to understand how each academic area works in conjunction with one another and incorporates discovery, exploration, and requires students to be actively engaged in finding solutions. Several Elementary students will be participating in upcoming Lego and K’Nex competitions that relate directly to STEM concepts. The Elementary has also seen lots of after-school activity in Science, Reading and Art Clubs. Other activities include Chorus, Family Reading Nights and Fuel Up to Play 60.   

Keeping with tradition, Juniata Valley Athletic Teams and Extra-Curricular Groups continue to excel in their respective sports seasons and events. Our Cross-Country, Volleyball, Football, Cheerleading and Band/Chorus all fared very well throughout the first semester. The Basketball and Wrestling Teams are experiencing growth and development as the seasons progress. Winter Athletic teams will soon be entering the district playoffs.


Michael Zinobile

Feb 242015

The Juniata Valley School district requires the following clearances for all Employees, Volunteers, and Private Contractors:

Act 34- PA State Police Criminal Background Check (Online, $8)
Volunteers should indicate that they are volunteers when applying.  There is no cost for volunteers.

Act 151- PA Child Abuse Background Check (Online, $8)
Volunteers should indicate that they are volunteers when applying.  There is no cost for volunteers.

Act 114- FBI Fingerprinting (Register Online, $28.75, no appointment necessary – make sure to click on PA Department of Education)

Volunteers who have lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the past 10 years are not required to get FBI fingerprinting.  Please contact the district office at (814) 669 – 9150 to get a copy of an affidavit stating that you have been a PA resident for the past 10 years.

Volunteers who have not lived in Pennsylvania continuously for the past 10 years are required to get FBI fingerprinting in order to volunteer.

Act 24- Arrest/Conviction report and certification form
Act 24