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.
 

                                                                                                                                                                          

Valentine's Day Parties 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
(2:00-3:00)
No School
 
 Friday, February 17, 2017
(Teacher In-Service Day)
 
No School
Monday, February 20, 2017
(Act 80 Day)
 
Grade 3 Field Trip
Thursday, February 23, 2017
(Carnegie Science Center)
 
Grade K Field Trip
Friday, February 24, 2017
(Disney On Ice)
 
Princess Ball
Friday, February 24, 2017
(Gym / 6:00-8:00)
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