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Field Days | 2019

CLICK ON THE BANNER ABOVE TO VIEW A VIDEO OF FIELD DAY HIGHLIGHTS!
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2019 Kindergarten Registration

We are excited to welcome your Kindergartner to Middletown Area School District! Fink, Kunkel and Reid Elementary Schools are looking forward to meeting their newest Raiders in the Fall of 2019. Welcome […]
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2019 Sports Physicals

Prior to students participating in any PIAA sport in the Middletown Area School District, students are required to complete a PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (CIPPE). The CIPPE form, […]
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2019 Summer Sports Camps

The Middletown Area Athletic Department is pleased to announce their summer camp offerings for 2019. These camps will focus on the fundamentals of each sport, with instruction provided by members […]
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2019 MASD Retirees

KAREN L. BATTENHAUSEN has served at Middletown for 25 years. She began as a Learning Support Teacher at Feaser Middle School which then became Middletown Area Middle School. Later she transitioned […]
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2018-2019 Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following seniors who were selected by their teachers as the Students of the Month. Hayli Akakpo-Martin is the daughter of Atah & Suson Akakpo-Martin. Throughout high school Hayli has […]
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Classroom Supplies GROW with Donations

When Alex Grow, Farmer’s Insurance Agent, informed Dr. Suski that he wanted to award one MASD classroom teacher with $100 worth of classroom supplies each month, Dr. Suski replied, “Let’s talk!” Beginning […]
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2019 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

AIDEN M. SESSA, Valedictorian Aiden Sessa is the son of Matthew & Jodi Sessa. Aiden earned Distinguished Honor Roll throughout high school and received recognition as an AP Scholar with […]
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When I Grow Up

On Friday, May 10, 2019, Fink Elementary held its Career Day with the assistance of students from Dauphin County Technical School. Students rotated between various learning stations and heard from DCTS students […]
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2019 Mini-THON

The 2018-2019 MAHS Mini-THON concluded on May 3rd as the final event took place and the grand total for the year was revealed! Throughout the entire school year, the Mini-THON committee […]
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Suski Selected for 2019 Women of Influence Award

Central Penn Business Journal selected Dr. Lori A. Suski, Superintendent of Middletown Area School District, to receive the 2019 Women of Influence award. Thirty Women of Influence were selected by the editors […]
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Superintendent Letter Regarding Dr. Vollmar

LETTER FROM THE MASD SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS REGARDING DR. VOLLMAR
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At A Glance – May 2019

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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MASD Welcomes New Technology Director

Educator. Percussionist. Handy-man. Dad. Sharp-dresser. And lover of the ever-changing world of technology. These are just some of the mysteries behind the newest computer geek at MASD. Jack Steiner and his […]
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Willard Receives Teacher Impact Award

Each year, WITF TV, in partnership with Rotary District 7390, accepts nominations for their annual Teacher Impact Award. Nominees must teach in a public or private school in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, […]
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2019 Youth & Government

Front row: Cassidy Anderson, Valerie Wilmath, Isha Shah, Stephanie Finsterbush, Aayushi Patel, Natalie Maneval, Ciara Neyer Back row: Dylan Bernola, Angelina Torres, Terrance Jefferson, Aiden Amspacker, Adam Moore, Alexis Jefferson, […]
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Raider Newscasts – All Episodes

TIM&tim have become the talk of the town! You can view all their newscasts here! Spring Concert Series, Field Days, WMSS Chicken BBQ, Concussions & Cardiac Issues in Sports Dictionaries were […]
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Up Next in May 2019

May 3, 2019 4th Marking Period Progress Reports Issued Reid Mini-THON MAHS Mini-THON, 5:00 p.m. May 7, 2019 MAMS Spring Choral Concert, 7:00 p.m. May 8, 2019 5th Graders MAMS […]
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Spring Concert Series

APRIL 28, 2019 MAHS Spring Band Concert & Banquet 3:00 p.m. @ MAHS MAY 7, 2019 MAMS Spring Choral Concert 7:00 p.m. @ MAMS MAY 8, 2019 MAHS Spring Choral […]
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Keystone Exams

Middletown Area School District students who are required to take a Keystone exam in one or more of the subject areas below will be administered the exam(s) on the following days: MAMS […]
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ELL Students Tour Capitol with Rep. Mehaffie

The English Language Learners from MAMS and MAHS traveled to Harrisburg for a visit to the Whitaker Science Center and the State Capitol building. The thirty students from over ten different […]
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PLEASE BE ADVISED

This communication is to advise you of a situation that occurred at Middletown Area Middle School today. As PSSA testing concluded, a student informed a staff member that the student heard […]
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2019 Evening in Paris

MAHS student musicians will serenade guests as they are served coffee and desserts.
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Hershey Rotary Surprises District 3rd Graders

On April 7-8, 2019, Dr. Clemmie Gilpin, retired Penn State Harrisburg professor, and Mr. Mike McCormick, members of the Hershey Rotary Club, hand-delivered a free Webster’s student dictionary to every third grader in […]
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Reid 4th Graders Raise $815 for Humane Society

Melissa Kaylor’s fourth-grade class at Reid Elementary has been learning about entrepreneurship through the Junior Achievement (JA) program. With the help of their JA volunteer and Reid parent, Jan Webb, […]
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2019 Spring Recess

Due to the use of snow days, SPRING RECESS DATES HAVE BEEN REVISED.  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 SCHOOL IN SESSION FOR A FULL DAY THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019 EARLY DISMISSAL FOR […]
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Girls Rule at Capitol Area Science Fair

On March 5, 2019, several Middletown students participated in the Capitol Area Science & Engineering Fair at Harrisburg Area Community College. In addition to Aayushi Patel’s accomplishments which were featured […]
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School Newsletters – Spring 2019

CLICK ON A NEWSLETTER BELOW TO VIEW ITS CONTENTS. The FINK Times The KUNKEL Chronicle The REID Reporter MAMS Middle Moments MAHS Raider Times
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2019-2020 School Year Calendar Revised

The MASD School Board approved a revision to the 2019-2020 academic calendar. A staff development day was moved from March to April to coincide with primary election day. Middletown Area School […]
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CASEF Grand Champion Finalist

Aayushi Patel, Class of 2019, captured a first place award in the mathematics division at the Capital Area Science & Engineering Fair with her project “Detecting Genotypic Drivers.” Her project also earned […]
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2019 MAMS & MAHS Music Honors

Congratulations to the following students who were selected for music honors during the 2018-2019 school year: DAUPHIN COUNTY SIXTH GRADE CHORUS Back Row: Hannah Bollinger, Maverick Kramer, Faith Liddick Front Row: Maliya […]
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Burkholder Films Segment for WGAL8 Special at MAMS

Middletown graduate and WGAL8 newscaster, Lori Burkholder, recently stopped at MAMS to film a brief news segment for WGAL’s coverage of the 40th anniversary of the TMI accident. Using her 7th […]
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2019 American Legion Essay Winners

  Eight MASD students were awarded certificates and small monetary gifts for winning the 2019 American Legion Essay Contest. The students were the recognized at a dinner hosted by the American Legion […]
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Stellar Student @ Reid

Mason Stiffler is a 5th grader at Reid Elementary School who is leaving a significant impression on his teachers. So when Mrs. Marianne Moore heard we were looking for students […]
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Up Next in April 2019

April 2, 2019 School Board Agenda Planning Meeting, 6:00pm  April 5, 2019 3rd Marking Period Report Cards Issued  April 6, 2019 Middletown Area Blue Raider Foundation Craft Fair April 12, […]
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PSSA Testing

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) testing for Middletown Area School District will be administered during the months of April and May. The following information will assist parents/guardians in […]
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MAHS on WGAL – April 6

Pictured left to right are: Alexis Habbershon, Ryan Souders (alternate), Marcus Williams, Emma Lovell, Delilah Fuentes, Rich Rosen (BrainBusters host) and Stephanie Finsterbush (alternate). Coaches: Dr. Beth Gannon-Rittenhouse, Mrs. Tiffany […]
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At A Glance – April 2019

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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Special Education Plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is responsible for ensuring that all special education programs in schools are appropriate and effective.  To do this, school districts must submit a Special […]
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MAMS Quiz Team Captures FIRST

2019 MAMS Quiz Team: Joe Korsak, Taylor Witmyer, Jade Lesisko, Jaron Imler, and Ethan Witmyer The Penn State Harrisburg Office of Multicultural Recruitment and Community Affairs hosted its 30th annual […]
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Four MAHS Students Complete Nurse Aid Program

Taylor Hiner, Caitlin McLinn, Kashea Brown, Jamesha Thomas-McDonald Middletown Area High School students interested in the medical field can receive nurse aide training through Harrisburg Area Community College. The nurse […]
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PA Secretary of Agriculture Visits Kunkel

Pennsylvania Ag Literacy Week, which is celebrated March 18-22, helps students learn about agriculture by introducing them to members of the agricultural community and participating in classroom readings and interactive […]
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At A Glance – March 2019

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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Garza Recruited for LVC eSports Team

Mason Garza, Class of 2019, is headed to Lebanon Valley College to major in Analytical Finance in hopes of securing a job in the field of corporate business. “LVC is rated #1 in […]
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The Peeps Have Arrived!

Pancakes, parents, poems and peeps were part of the excitement at Kunkel Elementary as the fourth graders hosted a breakfast so their guests could meet their newly hatched chicks. Mr. Dan Borrelli, Principal, […]
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Census Forms Have Been Mailed

The Middletown Area School District census forms have been mailed. Upon receipt of your census form, please read it carefully to verify your information. If no changes are required, please follow […]
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Dunkin’ 4 Diamonds

  RIVALS ON THE COURT, PARTNERS IN THE FIGHT The Mini-THON committee at Lower Dauphin High School has challenged Middletown to a faculty vs. faculty basketball game to benefit Four […]
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Leiby Selected for State Jazz Band

Connor Leiby, Class of 2020, has been selected by audition to be a member of the 19-piece All State Jazz Band. With only two alto saxophone seats up for grabs, 27 […]
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Up Next in March 2019

March 1, 2019 MAMS Mini-THON, 3-5:00pm  March 4-6, 2019 Kunkel Elementary Spring Book Fair March 5, 2019 Kunkel Elementary Spring Book Fair Family Night, 4:30-6:30pm School Board Agenda Planning Meeting, […]
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8th Graders Claim 2nd Place in Future Cities

Two teams of middle school students led by Trevor Davis, Gifted Teacher, participated in this year’s Future Cities competition. This year’s challenge was to build a city that had a power […]
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Kindergartners @ Fink Send Valentines Around the Country

Mrs. Michele Reiber’s Kindergartners at Fink joined other Kindergarten classes around the country in spreading Valentine cheer. Each class created a handmade Valentine to mail to another school. Enclosed with their Valentine was […]
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Make Up Days

As communicated on the District calendar, Monday, February 18, 2019 and Thursday, April 18, 2019 are designated as make-up days if needed. Due to school closures on Wednesday, January 30, […]
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Signing Day – February 6, 2019

Richie Sykes, son of Richard Sykes, has committed to play football at Sacred Heart University. Cole Senior, son of Joe Senior and Leslie Marra, has committed to play football at Bloomsburg University.
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At A Glance – February 2019

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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What is…MARA?

Mission Statement: MARA’s mission is to build a stronger community through enhancing, diversifying, and increasing recreation opportunities. Middletown Area Recreation Alliance (MARA) is a joint partnership between Middletown Borough, Royalton […]
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2018 MASD Year in Review

CLICK ON THE PHOTO ABOVE TO VIEW THE “YEAR IN REVIEW” PUBLICATION.  
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Kids Heart Challenge

The 2019 Kids Heart Challenge, previously known as Jump Rope for Heart, will be held at MASD elementary schools on the following days: Kunkel – February 15 Reid – February […]
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Raiders Advance to Quarterfinals

The Raider wrestling team defeated ELCO 45-32 which advances them to the District 3 AA Quarterfinals. They will wrestle two matches at Northern Lebanon High School on Wednesday, January 30. Match #1: […]
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Stellar Student @ Fink

Chloe Hugendubler is a 9-year-old girl in Ms. Rothrock’s third grade class at Fink. Chloe has a big family and lives with her mom, dad, brother, two sisters, and their […]
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Up Next in February 2019

February 1, 2019 EARLY DISMISSAL FOR ELEMENTARY Elementary Parent Conferences in PM Kindergarten Registration Opens February 2, 2019 Souper Saturday MAHS Jazz Band, 6-8:00pm February 4, 2019 NO SCHOOL FOR […]
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Stellar Student @ Reid

Ace Hartnett is a sport-loving 4thgrader at Reid. He really enjoys playing basketball and baseball. Ace has been on a basketball team for 3 years and a baseball team for […]
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Stellar Student @ Kunkel

“Can I Tell You Sumpin’?” His name is Christopher. He’s a Kindergartner at Kunkel Elementary. He may be little, but he’s full of personality and cuteness; and extraordinary kindness. Christopher […]
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Safe2Say Something

Dear MASD Families: As a school system, we are committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students, educators and […]
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Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo

NOTE: PICTURES BELOW MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR THE SQUEAMISH VIEWER. Welcome to Shark Week……in room 121 that is. Students in Mrs. Wenrich’s zoology elective course concluded their semester of […]
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School Calendar Reminder

THERE ARE RUMORS SPREADING ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 IS A MAKE-UP DAY. THAT IS INACCURATE INFORMATION. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT COME DIRECTLY FROM THE DISTRICT. […]
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Secretary of Education Rejects Transfer of Highspire to MASD

STATEMENT ON THE HIGHSPIRE EDUCATION COALITION PETITION On January 16, 2019, the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued his Opinion and Order rejecting the proposed transfer of […]
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Souper Saturday

Saturday, February 2, 2019 Middletown Area High School Cafeteria Doors Open at 5:30pm Dinner & Entertainment: 6-8pm The 7thAnnual Souper Saturday is a kick-off to Super Bowl Sunday so wear […]
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2019 MAMS Geography Bee

Back Row: Aidan Amspacker (8), Joe Korsak (8), Madeline Fox (7), Aaron Nordai (7), Luke LeKites (7) Front Row: John Bell (8), RJ Gomboc (7), Jordan Miller (8), Jade Lesisko (8), Cameron Scully (6) On Tuesday, January […]
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At A Glance – January 2019

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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School Newsletters – Winter 2019

CLICK ON A NEWSLETTER TO VIEW ITS CONTENTS. The FINK Times The KUNKEL Chronicle The REID Reporter MAMS Middle Moments MAHS Raider Times
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MAHS Internship Spotlight

Clayton Wagner has been spending his afternoons at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, PA as part of the MAHS Senior Internship Program. Clayton talks about the farm as if he […]
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MASD’s School District Profile

Ever wonder how MASD compares with other schools across the state? Well, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association has just made it easy for you! PSBA has compiled numbers and stats for […]
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Up Next in January 2019

JANUARY 1, 2019 NO SCHOOL – Winter Recess JANUARY 2, 2019 CLASSES RESUME JANUARY 8, 2019 School Board Agenda Planning Meeting, 6:00 p.m. JANUARY 18, 2019 End of 2nd Marking Period […]
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Robot Invasion

It’s round. Usually blue but can change colors. It’s shiny and transparent. It has been spotted at every MASD school. It can speak. It’s super cool. And it’s called a […]
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Burghdorf Performs in All-National Concert Band

In the spring of 2018, Megan Burghdorf qualified for All-State Concert Band which allowed her to audition for the 2018 National Association for Music Education All-National Concert Band. Megan submitted […]
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Campaigning Pays Off for Jefferson and Torres

  At the Youth & Government Elections Convention held each fall, hundreds of students from all over the state gather to elect 28 leadership positions to preside over the Model […]
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MAHS Yields Record Results at FBLA

  Twenty-seven Middletown Area High School students participated in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) testing process in hopes of qualifying for the Region 15 Leadership Conference (RLC). The […]
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2018 Gifted Challenge Day

Elementary gifted fifth graders from four area school districts gathered at Kunkel Elementary on November 29, 2018 to complete a day-long challenge presented by Hersheypark engineers. This year’s challenge was […]
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2018 Holiday Card Artist

Reid Elementary fourth grader, Emily Ortiz Segura, was selected as the artist for the 2018 District holiday card. Last year, when Emily was in 3rd grade, her class created wintry […]
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At A Glance – December 2018

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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Potential Elementary Reconfiguration

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the MASD School Board held a community meeting to present possible options for reconfiguration of MASD elementary schools and also to receive questions and feedback […]
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Students Make Ornaments for Governor’s Mansion

When Mrs. Gina Pronesti, Reid Elementary teacher, attended the 2017 Christmas Open House at the Governor’s mansion with her family, she noticed that the tree ornaments were created by students from an […]
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MAMS Chosen As Artists for PA Tree at White House

Middletown Area Middle School students had the honor of creating ornaments for the 2018 Pennsylvania State tree in the President’s Park at the White House. The National Christmas tree is surrounded […]
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Reid Supports Children’s Miracle Network

Reid Elementary School held a fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) in partnership with FM105.7 TheX. The campaign was spearheaded by fifth grader, Hunter Buck, who personally raised $1,650 […]
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Senior Receives Band Scholarship

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, the Blue Wave Marching Band participated in the Class 3A Tournament of Bands Championships at West Shore Stadium. After dueling against 11 area high school […]
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2018 Senators for a Day

On November 8, 2018, twelve MAHS students joined high school students from York, Dauphin, and Lebanon counties at the state capital for Senator for a Day, hosted by state senator […]
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2018 Veterans’ Day Essay Winners

On Friday, November 9, 2018, the students and staff of Middletown Area Middle School honored area veterans at the school’s annual Veterans’ Day Program. The guest speaker was Dan Steele. Mr. Steele’s […]
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Behind the Wheel Driver’s Education

Middletown Area School District is now offering an after-school Driver’s Education program. This Behind the Wheel program is instructed by retired Driver’s Ed teacher, Mr. Charles Bowen. The purpose behind Driver’s […]
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Up Next in December 2018

DECEMBER 3, 2018 Kunkel Secret Santa Shop, 5:00-7:00p DECEMBER 3-14, 2018 Winter Wave Keystone Exams Testing Window DECEMBER 4-6, 2018 Reid Secret Santa Shop, during school hours DECEMBER 6, 2018 Elementary Choral Holiday Concert […]
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Sixth Graders Perform in Youth Honors Band

On November 16-17, 2018, eight Middletown sixth grade students represented the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 7 Youth Honors Band Festival hosted at Conewago Valley School District. The band students worked extremely […]
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Have You Heard About the Spotted Lanternfly?

Some of MASD’s gifted students are participating in the 2019 Spotted Lanternfly Awareness Calendar Contest hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The purpose of this contest is to educate […]
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In Memory of Miss Natalie Cibort

Middletown Area School District has suffered a great loss in the death of beloved elementary teacher Miss Natalie Cibort. A letter from Dr. Lori A. Suski, MASD Superintendent of Schools, […]
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Are You Ready for Weather Alerts?

1) Sign into the PowerSchool Parent Portal 2) Once logged in, click on SchoolMessenger at the bottom of the screen. 3) Next you will be asked if you grant permission for […]
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Letter from the Superintendent

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LETTER BELOW TO READ THE MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
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At A Glance – November 2018

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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Partnering With Parents @ Fink

How do you get kids to WANT learn their ABCs or put sounds together to read words? With fun games and manipulatives they can take home to practice with their parents and siblings! […]
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New Raider Apparel Supports Prom

The MAHS Prom Committee is running a spirit-wear fundraiser to help support the 2019 Prom. In cooperation with “With Kidz in Mind,” the specialty, high-quality items pictured here are available for purchase. […]
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Science @ Reid

“There are different kinds of lima beans,” Korbin explains. “We planted the white beans, not the green ones. Beans grow really fast so that’s why we planted them.” Mrs. Sue Bracht’s […]
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STEM @ Kunkel

Throughout MASD, older elementary students partner with younger students in what is commonly known as “Book Buddies.” Students are paired with a student from another class and spend time throughout the […]
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ABC27 Airs MASD Bullying Program

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Middletown Area School District in partnership with Center for Safe Schools, hosted a Bullying Prevention Event for parents and students. ABC27 was present to capture […]
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CALENDAR REMINDER – Nov. 5 & 6

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Elementary students will have an EARLY DISMISSAL due to Parent/Teacher Conferences in the afternoon. Lunch will be served. Early Dismissal Times: Fink & Reid – 11:25 a.m. […]
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Up Next in November 2018

NOVEMBER 3, 2018 Middletown Area Blue Raider Foundation Craft Fair 9am-3pm @ MAHS NOVEMBER 5, 2018 EARLY DISMISSAL FOR ELEMENTARY Elementary Parent Conferences Elementary Report Cards Issued NOVEMBER 6, 2018 NO SCHOOL […]
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2018 Homecoming Highlights

Middletown Area High School 2018 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshalls: 1968 State Basketball Champions Honor Class: Class of 1968 Homecoming Queen: Alexandria Kennedy escorted by Aiden Sessa Blue Raiders defeat Trinity 42-0
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MAHS Band Receives Gift of Custom Guitar

When Mr. Sam Fisher, MAHS Band Director, was asked if he was interested in a custom built bass guitar for the High School band he quickly replied, “I’m listening!” In […]
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WMSS 40th Anniversary

“WMSS is where I got my start and learned to love being on the radio,” tweeted Sweeny Murti. As a Middletown resident, Murti attended Kunkel Elementary School, MAMS and was […]
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Youth Basketball Registration Now Open

UPDATE: Middletown Area Recreation Alliance (MARA) is pleased to announce its new online registration for the 2018 Youth Basketball Program (Boys and Girls in Grades K–6). Online registration requires electronic […]
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2018 Homecoming UPDATE – VIEW GAME ONLINE

Middletown’s Homecoming is one of the highlights of the year! Raider Country goes all out with activities beginning on Friday evening for MAHS alumni. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 6:30pm – […]
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At A Glance – October 2018

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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PowerSchool Updates Are Now Overdue

District staff has been working diligently to help parents complete their PowerSchool Student Updates. Unfortunately, we still have several households who have not met the September 30th deadline. If you […]
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Trek OR Treat – Mini-THON 5K

The MAHS Mini-THON Committee invites you to participate in their Trek Or Treat 5K Run for the Kids! Enjoy a run on a crisp fall morning and collect candy along […]
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School Newsletters – Fall 2018

CLICK ON A NEWSLETTER TO VIEW ITS CONTENTS.
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Bullying Prevention Program – Oct. 24

BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Middletown Area High School 7-8:00 p.m. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Middletown Area School District and the Middletown Crime Watch are co-sponsoring […]
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NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – 10/5 & 10/8

There will be NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, October 5th due to a scheduled Staff Development Day and also on Monday, October 8th in observation of Columbus Day. All […]
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Up Next in October 2018

OCTOBER 5, 2018 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Staff Development Day OCTOBER 8, 2018 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Columbus Day OCTOBER 9-12, 2018 Kunkel Fall Book Fair OCTOBER 9, 2018 Kunkel Fall Book […]
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Fink Staff Honored by Horace Mann

At the end of the 2017-2018 school year, Middletown’s Fink Elementary School staff received a prestigious honor from Horace Mann Insurance. Bart Miller, the agency’s owner, visits many schools throughout […]
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Pick Your Instrument Night – Grade 4

On Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., all fourth grade students across the District, and their parents, are invited to Reid Elementary School to learn about the Elementary Instrumental Band Program. […]
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At A Glance – September 2018

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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Parent Portal Progress

Tim is a bit disappointed in the progress of the student updates. He was really hoping we would be at 100% before the start of school. With the 3-day weekend […]
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Student Code of Conduct & District Handbook

The Middletown Area School District Board of Education has engaged the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) to review and update the District’s policy manual. This ongoing review and revision of […]
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SCHOOL IN SESSION ON FRIDAY – CLOSED MONDAY

At the School Board Agenda Planning Meeting on June 5, 2018, the Middletown Area School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve revisions to the 2018-2019 academic calendar. It was […]
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Open House 2018

MAHS Open House September 5, 6:30-8:00pm FINK Open House September 6, 6:30-7:30pm MAMS Open House September 11, 6-7:30pm REID Open House September 12 Grades K-2, 6-7:00pm Grades 3-5, 7-8:00pm KUNKEL […]
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Up Next in September 2018

SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 NO SCHOOL – Labor Day Recess SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 MAHS Picture Day SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 MAHS Open House, 6:30-8:00pm SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Fink Open House, 6:30-7:30pm SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 […]
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Staff Honored for Years of Service

Congratulations to the following staff members who were honored for their many years of service to MASD. Their total years of service are listed after their names. Back Row: David […]
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Raider Apparel

NEW DESIGNS HAVE BEEN ADDED FOR 2018-2019! Thanks to the support of local business partner, With Kidz in Mind, Raider apparel is conveniently available for purchase ONLINE! A wide variety of […]
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Shirts&Shakes for THON

  The first home football game on September 7 versus Bishop McDevitt with be a MINI-THON theme night. You can order the THON t-shirt pictured above HERE. Payment should be sent to MAHS marked “ATTN: Mini-THON.” […]
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Mandatory Bus Evacuation Drills

The Middletown Area School District will be conducting its semi-annual bus evacuation drills on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, for all students riding full-sized regular buses, and on Thursday, August 30, 2018, for all students […]
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Middletown Welcomes New Professional Staff

With the addition of the MATES Program, plus quite a few retirees to replace, the District has had a very busy summer interviewing candidates for open positions. We are excited to present the following […]
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Medication Drop-off Night – August 21

In preparation for the new school year, MASD will be hosting a Medication Drop-off Night to encourage parents to deliver medications and all required medical documentation to their child’s school prior to […]
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Meet the Raiders – August 23

The annual Meet the Raiders night will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Kickoff the fall sports season by celebrating the Blue Raiders at War Memorial Field. […]
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PowerSchool is OPEN

The PowerSchool Parent Portal is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. All student updates must be completed by SEPTEMBER 30. If you are new to the Parent Portal, visit the […]
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2018 Back-to-School Information

_________________________________________________ SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR  The first day of school for students is Monday, August 27. The first week of school will be a FULL FIVE-DAY WEEK. Schools and offices will […]
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At A Glance – August 2018

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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New Lunch Prices

In accordance with the District’s requirement to comply with the paid lunch equity calculation, lunch prices for the 2018-2019 school year will increase as listed below. This is the first […]
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2018-2019 Athletic Season Passes

They’re here! Get your 2018-2019 Athletic Season Pass by completing an application found HERE.
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MAHS Music Featured in “The Voice” Magazine

“It is both important that students feel challenged so they don’t get bored, but they also need to experience success so they don’t grow frustrated.” Mr. Andrew Vensel Mr. Andrew Vensel, MAHS Choral […]
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Concussions in Sports

On Wednesday August 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the MAHS auditorium, Dr. Jayson Loeffert, the Raiders team physician from Penn State Health, will offer a presentation on Concussions in Sports. […]
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MAHS Student Achieves Gold at National Conference

Hannah Wilsbach, a member of Middletown Area High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), achieved a gold medal in the Nutrition and Wellness event at the annual FCCLA […]
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At A Glance – July 2018

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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ABC27 introduces “MATES”

When ABC27 News saw the article in the Press and Journal by reporter Laura Hayes about a new program to be launched at MASD, the TV station was intrigued. On Sunday, […]
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2018 MASD Retirees

The following professional staff announced their retirements at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Their years of service total over 184 years! The influence of these staff members, both […]
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2018 BioGenius Challenge

On May 24, 2018, Aayushi Patel, class of 2019, competed in the BioGenius Challenge at Harrisburg University. Patel was selected to compete in the competition based on her performance at the Capital […]
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Summer Recess – Building Consolidation

Beginning Monday, June 18, 2018, all MASD school buildings will be consolidated to Middletown Area High School for summer operations. Building personnel and office phone numbers will remain unchanged. The High […]
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2018 Commencement

Class of 2018 COMMENCEMENT June 6, 2018 The Harrisburg ForumValedictorian: Sarah Fluke Salutatorian: Gabriel Wisniewski Commencement Speaker: The Honorable Gladys M. Brown, Esquire MAHS Class of 1981 Commencement Program PENN […]
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REVISED 2018-2019 School Calendar

At the School Board Agenda Planning Meeting on June 5, 2018, the Middletown Area School District Board of Education voted unanimously to approve revisions to the 2018-2019 academic calendar. It was […]
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At A Glance – June 2018

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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Over $64,000 Awarded at Honors Night

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Middletown Area High School held its annual Honors Night. Over $64,000 in scholarships were awarded to deserving sophomores, juniors and seniors as seen below. In addition, 19 […]
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Kunkel’s Wax Museum

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the fourth graders at Kunkel Elementary School presented their live Wax Museum to students, teachers and family members. The students had to research the life […]
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MAMS Hosts Civil War Day

Every two years, Middletown Area Middle School hosts a Civil War Day for students in grades 7 and 8. The day begins with an inspirational message from “Abraham Lincoln” on the […]
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Athletes Announce College Commitments

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, eight Raider athletes were recognized at the MAHS College Commitment Ceremony. The athletes announced their intentions to attend the following institutions and participate in their listed sport. Good […]
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Special Education Students Overcome Obstacles

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, Fitness 4 Focus brought their obstacle course called the O2 Challenge (O2 = Overcoming Obstacles) to the Special Education students within the Middletown Area School […]
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7th Graders Battle The Plague

The 7th graders at MAMS recently completed a unit about the Bubonic Plague in Mr. Chris Etter’s Social Studies classes. To provide an opportunity for his students to understand the random spread […]
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Quiz Team Holds New School Record

The 2017-2018 MAHS Quiz Team placed higher in WGAL’s Brain Buster competition than any previous team in Middletown history. Out of the 38 high school teams from Adams, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Perry and York […]
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Phoenix Contact Offers Six Figure Donation for Security Enhancements

Middletown Area School District wishes to thank Phoenix Contact and President Jack Nehlig for their recent donation of $11,900 to cover the cost of a risk and vulnerability assessment for […]
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FCCLA Assists 3rd Graders at Science Factory

On May 1, 2018, members of Middletown Area High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) sponsored a trip to the Lancaster Science Factory for a group of Reid Elementary students. […]
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2017-2018 Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following seniors who were selected by their teachers as the Students of the Month. Daughter of Jeffrey Redline and Racheal Bartholomew Student Intern in MAHS Technology Department Tennis Employment: Sheetz Future […]
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Senior Shares Career Readiness Experiences

At the annual Capital Region Partnership for Career Development Showcase Luncheon held on Monday, April 30, Doug Carpenter, class of 2018, shared how the Pathways Program at MAHS has prepared […]
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Blue & Gold Raffle

The Blue & Gold Club is holding their annual raffle fundraiser which will culminate with the drawing of the winning tickets on Thursday, July 8, 2018. The Blue and Gold Club’s mission is […]
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Class of 2018 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Daughter of Nicole Fluke National Honor Society Link Crew Concert Choir, President Select Choir County Chorus PMEA District, Region, and All-State Chorus Concert Band Jazz Band Marching Band, Treasurer Tri-M Music Honor […]
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Prom 2018

A rainy day didn’t dampen the energy inside of Middletown Area High School during the 2018 Prom. The Prom Committee transformed the MAHS cafeteria into an extravagant banquet hall for “Uptown Nights.” […]
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InformED – Spring 2018

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association has launched a quarterly publication to keep parents informED regarding the education issues affecting their children. InformED takes parents from the Capitol, to the school district, to […]
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Harrisburg University Science Camps

The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is offering a wide variety of summer camps for college credit for students entering 9th grade through graduating seniors. Topics include: Drone Camp […]
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2018 Outstanding Students of the Year

Back Row: Sara Dintiman, Dagan Hughes Front Row: Cassidy Pomraning, Tyson Bomberger, ArJay Green, Hayden Herneisey, Cameron Scully Not Pictured: Gretchen Sutton Each spring, staff members at Fink, Kunkel, and […]
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2018 Middle School Science Olympiad

Left to right: Skylar Garza, Alex Hess, Nolan Sessa, Mason Swartz, Aidan Torres, Jacob Hottenstein, Jonah Troup, Nate Kinsey, Katie Yoder, Sara Dintiman, Cynthia Ortiz-Sanchez, Mahnoor Azim, Gabi Przybylski, Ryan Rinder […]
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Proposed Final Draft of the MASD 2018-2019 Budget

At the School Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Mr. David Franklin, Chief Financial Officer of the Middletown Area School District, presented the Proposed Final Draft of the 2018-2019 Budget. The […]
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Science on the River

On May 4, 2018, Mr. McCain and Mr. Vaughn took a group of their 8th grade science students on the annual canoeing field trip for the day with the assistance of Chesapeake […]
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2018 Sports Physicals

Prior to students participating in any PIAA sport in the Middletown Area School District, students are required to complete a PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (CIPPE). The CIPPE form, […]
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At A Glance – May 2018

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. To get started, simply click on the banner associated with the article you wish to read.
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2018 Special Olympics

A rainy spring day didn’t stop the MASD special education students from participating in the 2018 Special Olympics! On Thursday, April 19, 2018, hundreds of students from area districts flooded the […]
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Up Next in May

MAY 1, 2018 MAMS Band Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m. MAY 2, 2018 Reid A.C.E.S. Day MAY 3, 2018 4th Marking Period Progress Reports Issued MAY 3-4, 2018 Fink Mobile Dentist MAY 4, 2018 Reid […]
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2018 Youth & Government Convention

Front Row: Selena Stoker (MAMS), Aayushi Patel, Angelina Torres, Alexis Jefferson, Stephanie Finsterbush, Isha Shah, Valerie Wilmath, Mahnoor Azim, Taya Scott (MAMS), Cassidy Anderson Back Row: Tristan Cassidy, Elijah Smith, […]
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Cookies for Special Olympics

The Middletown Area High School National Honor Society collected cookies for the Area M Special Olympics which was held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Messiah College. As part of […]
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2018 MASD Art Show

The Middletown Area School District Art Department held a districtwide student art show at the Middletown Public Library on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The art teachers selected approximately 15 student artworks […]
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Man Pageant Raises $18,765 for THON

Mean boys danced the Jingle Bell Rock. Shrek sang “Hallelujah.” And Gray and Swayze had the audience in tears. And not the inspirational kind. Thirteen MAHS seniors performed in the 2018 Mr. […]
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Fox43 Visits WMSS

WPMT Fox43 News stopped at MAMS to check out Middletown’s student-run radio station. Take a look at our students in action as they broadcast from WMSS!
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Star Kindergartners at Kunkel

Yaretzi Soto, Lucy Williams, Brayden Winter and Avery Dupes Throughout the school year, teachers are invited to nominate a student in their classroom who is doing exceptionally well and deserves […]
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Bringing Music to Special Learners

Middletown Area High School Music Teacher, Andrew Vensel, has been selected as a co-presenter at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference to be held in Lancaster, PA, April 19-21, 2018. […]
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Alcohol Poster Contest Winner

MAHS teacher, Mr. Dan Riggs, assigned his Health and Human Sexuality classes the task of creating a poster for the annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest hosted by the PA Liquor Control Board. […]
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MAMS R.A.I.D.E.R.S. Honorees for RESPONSIBILITY

The R.A.I.D.E.R.S. program is designed to connect academics and character education so that students evolve throughout their middle school careers as a well-rounded and productive citizen. Every MAMS staff member […]
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Youth Day of Caring

On April 6, 2018, the MAHS Key Club took on the annual Youth Day Of Caring at City Island. Area youth gather at the island to complete spring clean-up. The Key Club […]
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Students Medal at Science Olympiad

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 the 2018 High School Science Olympiad team participated in the regional competition at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA. The fifteen member MAHS team placed 13thoverall in a field of 32 […]
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At A Glance – April 2018

Welcome to this month’s edition of At A Glance. We are in the midst of academic competition season so there are several student accomplishments highlighted. NEW! Kindness projects at each […]
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School Newsletters – Spring 2018

Welcome to the final months of the 2017-2018 school year! Can you believe it? The school newsletters below will give you a look at what’s coming up in April, May and June. […]
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Chastity Davis Captures 1st in Programming at Computer Fair

The Capital Area Intermediate Unit hosted the annual Regional Computer Fair on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Chastity Davis (’18) earned FIRST PLACE in the Programming Division for her project “The […]
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Extraordinary KINDNESS @ Fink

Fink Elementary School Guidance Counselor, Dr. Kimberly Guyer, coordinated a kindness initiative for the students at Fink as a way to remind them to encourage and be kind to those around […]
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Extraordinary ENCOURAGEMENT @ Reid

Reid Elementary Guidance Counselor, Miss Anna Smith, launched a group for 5th graders called “Sunrays of Love” or SOL. Students in SOL meet once a week during their lunch and recess to work […]
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Extraordinary KINDNESS @ Kunkel

When Mrs. D’Amour was asked if she had a Stellar Student she would like to feature she replied, “I have a Stellar CLASS!” She began telling story after story about how […]
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Up Next in April

APRIL 2, 2018 *NO SCHOOL – Spring Recess APRIL 3, 2018 End of 3rd Marking Period APRIL 9-13, 2018 PSSA English/Language Arts Testing Window APRIL 11, 2018 3rd Marking Period Report Cards […]
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Raiders Wrestling

The Raider wrestlers cleaned up the mats with stellar performances during the 2017-2018 season. The seven wrestlers pictured below qualified for the District competition held at The Giant Center in Hershey, […]
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CASEF Participants Receive Awards

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, eight MAHS students participated in the annual Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair at Harrisburg Area Community College. All eight students received recognitions for their science projects. […]
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FCCLA Attends State Leadership Conference

The MAHS Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club will be sponsoring a free event for the community called a “World Tour.” From 5:30-7:30pm on April 3 in the […]
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