On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, there will be no phone or internet service at Middletown Area Middle School. If you have an urgent matter and need to reach a school principal or secretary, please call the Administration Building at 948-3300 for assistance. Thank you for your patience.
Beginning Monday, June 16, 2014 through Friday, August 1, 2014, all MASD school buildings will be consolidated to Middletown Area Middle School for summer operations. The Middle School will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with the exception of Friday, July 4, 2014 when all Middletown Area School District buildings will be closed for the holiday.
Building personnel and office phone numbers will remain unchanged. Signage will be posted within the building to direct visitors to the appropriate office within the building. For your convenience, the office locations are listed below.
- Elementary Offices – Guidance Suite
- Middle School Offices – Main Office
- High School Offices – Room 135
Prior to 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, sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 must be completely filled out and signed by the parent or guardian before the doctor will examine the student and fill out section 6. No student will be allowed to participate in athletics during the PIAA season without the entire 6-page CIPPE packet completed. In accordance with the PIAA, physicals cannot be dated earlier than June 1, 2014 and will be effective for the entire school year, until May 31, 2015. The CIPPE form is available at the high school and middle school offices or can be found here.
Sections 7 and 8: for subsequent sport(s) in the same school year, a student must complete Section 7 of the CIPPE form and turn it in to the school before participating in additional sports during the 2014-2015 school year. The medical staff at MASD also requires that ANY ATHLETE having a CIPPE exam more than 6 weeks prior to the start of their sports season, must complete the Section 7 form, regardless of whether they played a sport in the previous season. The medical staff at MASD may require any athletes with a significant change in their medical history since their initial exam, to complete a CIPPE Section 8 form. This form is a medical recertification form that must be completed by the athlete’s physician.
Any students considering playing a sport for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year should attend the school district free CIPPE exam during the summer of 2014. MASD will only be offering the CIPPE exams during the dates and times listed below. ATHLETES MUST BRING THEIR COMPLETED PHYSICAL PACKET WITH THEM FOR THEIR EXAM. Athletes planning to attend the district exam must register online for an appointment. Appointment times can be chosen up until the day before the physical date. To pick a time slot for one of the below dates, click here and use the Entry Code: NEP133502. Students not attending the fee exam offered by the District will be responsible for seeing their own family doctor to have the exam completed.
June 2, 2014
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Middletown Area Middle School
July 30, 2014
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Middletown Area Middle School
All completed forms must be returned directly to the School Nurse prior to the beginning of the season.
Questions can be directed to athletic trainer, Suzanne Bologa, at email@example.com.
The 2014-2015 NEW Student Registration Form is now active. Parents of new students, who have not yet registered with Middletown Area School District, can find detailed information about the registration process here.
On Friday, June 20, 2014, five Middletown Area High School students were recognized by the Harrisburg East Holiday Inn as outstanding employees. Emerald Gray, Antonia Hiester, Justin Mihalovits, Michael O’Brien and Aubrey Whitmer were participants in a transitional vocation program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities sponsored by The ARC. Beginning in December, 2013, the young adults joined the staff of the Holiday Inn and received on-the-job training in the areas of maintenance, laundry, housekeeping, kitchen, and banqueting. They completed tasks such as placing hangers in closets, cleaning rooms, vacuuming, restocking toiletries, doing laundry, assisting in the kitchen, and preparing and clearing banquet tables. “I liked hanging hangers and putting spoons on the table,” said Justin. Antonia’s favorite job was working with Mike and Lori in the banquet department. “I liked dumping out the cups and clearing the tables. Mike would give me sour candy. I really like Lori. She’s my friend. And we got to eat afterward! They have the BEST chocolate cake here!”
Housekeeping Supervisor, Geri Osborn, was thrilled with the program. “The students were hard workers, fast learners and were highly motivated. And not only were they being trained in skills which can help them in future vocations, but they were learning basic life skills that they will be able to use the rest of their lives.” Ms. Osborn said the Holiday Inn staff thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely like to work with more students in the future. Participants like Aubrey were a pleasure to have around. “I have a lot of friends here,” confirmed Aubrey. “I had so much fun.”
Holiday Inn General Manager, Randy Stuart, honored the five participants at a monthly staff luncheon. “There are no challenges except the ones you make on your own,” Mr. Stuart said to his staff as he choked back tears. “These young people have inspired me like no other over the past several months.” The friendships that developed were evident. “Mr. Randy is my favorite,” said Aubrey. Hugs were heightened with tears and emotions as the staff said their goodbyes and the students proudly clutched their awards as they exited the hotel a bit more prepared for what lies ahead.
On Monday, June 9, 2014, Middletown Area School District celebrated the official launch of the construction of the new Middletown Area High School with a brief Groundbreaking Ceremony. The Board of School Directors, Administration, High School teachers and staff, and representatives from the architect firm of Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates gathered at the construction site to kickoff the two year building project which will result in the projected opening of the new Middletown Area High School in the Fall of 2016.
Superintendent Dr. Lori Suski opened the ceremony by thanking the school board for their vision for the project and their commitment to fund the construction with no new tax increase. She recognized the countless hours of her fellow design team members consisting of William Meiser, David Franklin, Michael Carnes, and led by Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates architects, Scott Cousin and Jeff Straub, who diligently worked together during the two year design phase to make this project a reality. Dr. Suski publicly thanked William Meiser, Director of Operations and Construction Manager, for his vital role in the project. Mr. Meiser, who was unable to be present for the groundbreaking due to his military deployment, was represented in spirit by a life-size cutout of his image created by the Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates team.
Student Council member, Erin Templeton, representing the class of 2017, shared the excitement of her fellow classmates as they will be the first class to graduate from the new High School. Barbara Layne, School Board President, thanked her colleagues for their support of the project and expressed appreciation to Dr. Suski and the design team for the dedication, commitment and long hours given to this exciting project. Doug Rohrbaugh presented commemorative shovels to Michael Carnes, MAHS Principal, and to Barbara Layne, MASD School Board President. School board members and design team members, equipped with hard hats and shovels, broke ground where students and staff will set foot in their new high school in just a few short years.
To learn more about the new High School building project and to follow construction progress, visit the New MAHS Building Project page here.
Nathan Ocker, Class of 2015, has been selected to participate in the 3rd annual Big 26 Baseball Classic at Metro Bank Park, Harrisburg. The Raider pitcher was also named a Mid Penn All Star and the Keystone All Conference C0-MVP for the 2014 baseball season. For more details and information about the three game series, see the PennLive article here.
Friday, July 18, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 1:35 p.m.
Sunday, July 20, 1:35 p.m.
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Middletown Area School District celebrated the graduation of the Middletown Area High School Class of 2014. The 135th Commencement Ceremony was held at The Forum in Harrisburg.
Commencement Speaker: The Honorable James M. Zugay, MAHS Class of 1985
Valedictorian: Matthew Cowan
Salutatorian: Megan Martz
Due to the start of construction for the new Middletown Area High School, the following changes on the MAHS campus are underway:
- Monday, June 2, 2014: the tennis courts at MAHS have been closed until further notice.
- Tuesday, June 3, 2014: installation of construction fencing will begin on the current MAHS campus.
- Wednesday, June 4, 2014: PRIDE DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. There will be no access to Reid Elementary School and Middletown Area Middle School from the high school parking lot. Drivers traveling from MAHS to Reid and/or MAMS must utilize Union Street and Oberlin Road.
On Thursday, May 29, 2014, staff and family members celebrated the achievements of MAHS seniors at the annual MAHS Honors Night. Mr. Michael Carnes, MAHS Principal, recognized Matthew Cowan as the 2014 Valedictorian and Megan Martz as the 2014 Salutatorian. Over $53,000 in scholarships were awarded to the deserving seniors listed below. Congratulations to the Class of 2014 for representing Middletown Area School District with Raider pride and excellence!
Parents & Guardians:
Your student was measured for height and weight as part of the yearly school health growth screening program. A Body Mass Index (BMI) for Age Percentile was also calculated which is used as a guideline to help assess whether a person may be underweight or overweight. An explanation of these percentiles is listed below. Your student’s BMI information is available in the PowerSchool Parent Portal under the Health tab.
Being either overweight or underweight can put a person at risk for certain health problems. A student who is overweight has an increased risk of developing serious conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and certain cancers. A student who is underweight has an increased risk for heart problems, loss of bone mass, and anemia. Underweight may also be a sign of an underlying eating disorder.
Many factors, including sports participation or family history, can influence height and weight in children and adolescents. Your child’s health care provider is the best person to evaluate whether or not his/her measurements are within a healthy range. Please share the screening results with your child’s health care provider, who may suggest changes in eating or physical activity or may have suggestions on how the school can be of assistance to your child.
If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.
Interpreting Your Student’s Percentile
BMI that is less than 5th percentile – underweight
BMI that is 5th to 84th percentile – healthy weight
BMI that is 85th to 94th percentile – at risk for overweight
BMI that is 95th percentile or greater – overweight
Middletown Area School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Free lunches will be provided rain or shine, Monday through Friday, to all children ages 18 and under. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program are the same for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Lunches will be distributed from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Middletown Area Middle School and Fink Elementary School on the following dates.
June 10 – August 1, 2014
Middletown Area Middle School Cafeteria
June 10 – August 8, 2014
Fink Elementary School @ War Memorial Field concession stand
No need to register or sign up!
Just show up and join your friends for a nutritious lunch!
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should immediately contact: USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th & Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20250-9410, (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The phone service at Reid Elementary is currently unavailable. For urgent matters, please call the MASD Central Office at 717-948-3300 and your call will be redirected to Reid. Thank you for your patience as this issue is addressed.
Good morning, Baltimore! It’s 1962, and spunky teen Tracy Turnblad has one big dream – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she’s transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her newfound fame with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray and integrate a TV network in the process. Hairspray, Jr is a show that celebrates diversity and brings audiences to their feet with its positive message.
Come enjoy the Middletown Area Middle School Performing Arts 8th grade musical, Hairspray, Jr. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Show dates and times:
Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.