Administration Offices
90 McGuffey Drive Claysville, PA 15323
Phone (724) 948-3731 | Fax (724) 948-3769
Special Services
            

Our Promise to You

Recognizing special education is a journey with no true finish lines, just continuous opportunities to grow in a limitless future, the McGuffey School District and Special Services Department has embraced the concept of responsibility, independence and contribution in its delivery of specialized instruction for students with disabilities.

The commitment to children and passion in making a difference, collaboratively, is evident in all aspects of our educational programs. In fact, it is due to the integration of services, outreach to family and community and a strong belief that all students can learn, that our students have acquired the academic, vocational and social/emotional skills needed to transition to adulthood with conviction, self-confidence and competence.

The McGuffey Special Services Department is also committed to meeting the needs of gifted students by ensuring that they are served through an organized program designed to develop their potential through appropriate educational experiences. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, “Mentally gifted is defined as outstanding intellectual and creative ability, the development of which requires specially designed programs or support services, or both, not ordinarily provided in the regular education program.” Each student is viewed as an individual with specific strengths and interests. Through the regular education and support staff, educational opportunities for an identified child include varied enrichment and acceleration options.
Preparation Pays Off!
Months of preparation led to great accomplishments this week for students at McGuffey School District.  Congratulations to our cast, crew, and sponsors on tremendous Annie, Jr.  performances.  Enjoy this and more McGuffey Moments from McGuffey High School! 
Breaking Bread as McFriends!
Students from McGuffey School District recently enjoyed a special meal together with the most special company of all ... one another!  Enjoy these and more McGuffey Moments. 
McGuffey School District Students Continue to Shine
At an annual prom experience, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, Dustin was was one of several local students who enjoyed a "Night to Shine."  Enjoy this and more #HappyHighlander McGuffey Moments. 
All Means All at McGuffey School District!
Throughout the district, children have multiple opportunities to share their thinking, feelings, and ideas for making their experiences at McGuffey School District positive.  One way of doing this is by recognizing that our words and actions impact how positive others' days at McGuffey may be.  Ms. Crockett and Ms. Lowe ask children to "fill a classmate's bucket" by writing them a kind, sincere note.  "Bucket Filler Friday" is just one of many ways that we celebrate one another.  Enjoy more McGuffey Moments that celebrate all learners! 
All Means All!
 At McGuffey School District, educators seek opportunities with children that provide relevant experiences leading to new learning.  Enjoy some of our McGuffey Moments of community, classroom, and career experiences! 
Are You Curious?
Today's McGuffey Moments features students from across the distrct sharing their new and continued learning experiences.  From making slime to calculating area and perimeter to choosing among different projects to demonstrate preposition proficiency, we have some #HappyHighlanders at McGuffey School District! 
McFriends Bridges Social Barriers at McGuffey

To read the complete article regarding McGuffey's McFriends program, please click on the link below.


http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150320/NEWS01/150329949


 

 

Notice: Public Posting of DRAFT Special Education Strategic Plan 2017-2020

In accordance with the process for a school district to approve a new Special Education Strategic Plan, the McGuffey School District has posted a copy of the DRAFT plan for public comment. Hard copies are also available for review at the District Office, located at 90 McGuffey Drive. Comments are requested in writing to the attention of Megan Marie Van Fossan, Supervisor of Special Services, 90 McGuffey Drive, Claysville, PA 15323.

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