Administration Offices
90 McGuffey Drive Claysville, PA 15323
Phone (724) 948-3731 | Fax (724) 948-3769
Joe Walker Elementary School




2510 Park Avenue
Washington, PA  15301
Phone:  724-222-3061
Fax:  724-222-2630
Marie DeAngelis, Principal - deangelism@mcguffey.k12.pa.us

 

Joe Walker Elementary School was named after Joseph Albert Walker in honor of his accomplishments of making two flights beyond 100 kilometers - the edge of space.  Joe Walker's home that he grew up in is approximately 1/2 mile down Route 18 from Joe Walker Elementary School itself (towards Washington, PA).

 
McGuffey School District's Mission Statement
In a cooperative effort with the community, the mission of the McGuffey School District is to be an educational leader by enabling students to reach their full potential through the acquisition and application of knowledge and life skills.
 
 
Joe Walker News and Events
Something Fishy - McGuffey School District Starts Aquaponics Program


When you walk into the greenhouse behind Joe Walker Elementary School in South Franklin Township, you’re greeted by a 110-gallon tank filled with 27 large tilapia.   

Next to the tank are long troughs covered by dozens of “rafts” on which a variety of greens, including parsley, rosemary and cabbage, are sprouting.

The tanks and the troughs, and the fish and the plants, are all connected by a complex pipe system.

The water from the fish tank is pumped through an irrigation system to feed and water the plants, which float on Styrofoam beds. The plants filter the water, which the fish fertilize with their waste, and the clean water is pumped back into the fish habitat.

The plants can’t live without the fish, and the fish can’t live without the plants.

Welcome to McGuffey School District’s aquaponics greenhouse, where students get hands-on experience in the future of sustainable farming.

 
2016 Focus Newsletter
The 2016 Focus Newsletter is now available in digital format. Physical copies will be mailed to all residents in our community. 
You may download the Focus Newsletter: Click Here.
 

                                                                                                                                                                          

MARCH FOR HUNGER
FOOD DRIVE COLLECTION
 
PTO Meeting
March 1, 2017
(6:00/Library) 
 
 Field Trip
Grade 1 
March 2, 2017 
 
Yearbook Orders Due
March 3, 2017 
 
2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration
March 8, 2017
 (Call office @ 724-222-3061 for an appointment)
(No Kindergarten Classes)
 
PTO Panera Bread Fundraiser
March 8, 2017
(4:00-8:00) 
 
Jump Rope For Heart
March 15, 2017 
 
Report Card Day
March 28, 2017  
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