Administration Offices
90 McGuffey Drive Claysville, PA 15323
Phone (724) 948-3731 | Fax (724) 948-3769
Welcome to McGuffey Middle School!

On behalf of the Administration, Faculty, and Staff of McGuffey Middle School we would like to welcome you to our web page. We hope that the information provided here will enable you to keep up with current events within the school and access important information.  We welcome your comments and/or concerns. At McGuffey Middle School we are continuing to strive for excellence in academics, activities, and service to the community. GO HIGHLANDERS!
McG Middle School News
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.
 
RAC Art Projects Appearing throughout Washington County

On Wednesday May 18, 2016, the Rural Arts Collaborative of Washington County will be holding an event at Citizens Library, 55 South College St. Washington, PA 15301, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the works of students from several schools in Washington County. Funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the Rural Arts Collaborative (RAC) was formed to work with schools by placing teaching artists in classrooms with teachers and students, enhancing and supporting the arts education curricula in each school, and ultimately placing artwork created by students throughout the area. Washington High School, Park Elementary, Clark Alternative School, McGuffey Middle School, and McGuffey High School were the schools participating in this phase of the project.

 
Congratulations to our December Middle School Students of the Month!
Congratulations to our Middle School Students of the Month for December 2015 - Hunter Kleinhans and Erica Teagarden. Both are sixth graders and have been chosen based on their character, academics, integrity and leadership.  Great Job! 
Six McGuffey Middle School Students Honored by the American Legion

On April 14, 2015, six McGuffey Middle School eighth grade students were honored by American Legion Hunt-Kennedy Post 639 during a School Award Program. Anna Ferraro, Christian Clutter, Colin Walters, Italo DeLuca, Lauren Hoge, and Sabrina Rutan were bestowed awards based on their embodiment of Courage, Honor, Leadership, Patriotism, Scholarship, and Service. The awards event was celebrated as part of “Children and Youth Month”, demonstrating to the young people of our community that The American Legion celebrates children as “our most precious resource”. Tracy Sushel, the guest speaker at the event, inspired attendees and recipients with a message of patriotism, responsibility, and leadership. McGuffey Middle School thanks Elden Morris, Post Commander, and all member of Post 639, as well as Pat Maggi and the Post Auxiliary, for sponsoring this event. Congratulations to our award winners, proof that the future of our community is in good hands.

 
Congratulations to the February McGuffey Middle School Students of the Month!
Eighth graders Brialya Kay and Daniel Orum are the McGuffey Middle School Students of the Month for February.  Brialya was able to be honored at the February school board meeting.  Great job Brialya and Daniel! 
McGuffey Middle School Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to first-place winner Brody Chadwick, second-place winner CJ King, and third-place winner Elizabeth Sprowls, our 2015 McGuffey Middle School Spelling Bee winners!  Brody has qualified for the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee, which will be held at Robert Morris University on March 14th.  Great job! 
Congratulations to the January McGuffey Middle School Students of the Month!
This award is granted based on teacher nominations and recommendations. Lauren Meghen and Christian Clutter, both eighth graders, are being recognized for demonstrating their excellence in academics, work ethic, character, helpfulness, and leadership. They were January 15. Congratulations and keep up the good work! 
Congratulations to the November McGuffey Middle School Students of the Month!
Sixth graders Lauren Baker and Cameron Harrison were selected by our staff as model students in the areas of Academics, Work Ethic, Character, Helpfulness, and Leadership.  Great job and keep up the good work! 
MCGUFFEY MIDDLE STUDENT WINS STATEWIDE ESSAY CONTEST

Dylan Marino, a 7th-grader at McGuffey Middle School, was one of four essay winners in the Pennsylvania School Boards Association's (PSBA) 2014 Poster & Essay Contest, held last month.

Students addressed the topic “What does public education mean to me?” in 400 words or less. The contest received 539 entries from 64 school districts across the state and was open to public school students from PSBA member school entities.

Marino and the other winners were invited to read their essays during a major session of PSBA's School Leadership Conference in Hershey on October 26, 2014. They were presented with a certificate and a $100 prize for their efforts.

Winning essays will be available online at PSBA.org after the conference and published in the December edition of PSBA's Bulletin magazine.

 
Natalie McDonough Awarded for her Volunteer Service for Relay For Life
Natalie was presented with this award at the October school board meeting by Nancy Verderber from the American Cancer Society.  Great Job and keep up the good work! 
Congratulations to the October McGuffey Middle School Students of the Month!
Rebecca Balistreri and Rocco Ferraro, both 6th graders, have been named Middle School Students of the Month for October. 
McGuffey Students Run the Great Race
On Sunday September 28, 2014, five students from McGuffey Middle School participated in the 2014 Richard S. Caliguiri 5K Great Race in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The race started in Oakland and ended 3.1 miles away at Point State Park. This year’s Great Race in Pittsburgh set a record with over 16,000 participants. Congratulations to Gracie Stagon, Summer Wilson, Sarah Moore, Nathan Witkowsky, Jacob Orr, Ms. Schardt, Mrs. Spaulding and Dr. Jacob who all finished strong as they crossed the finish line. Way to show off your McGuffey PRIDE at the “Great Race”!
Video footage from the Great Race finish line can be found by going to KDKA’s website.
 
McGuffey Middle School Students take the CDTs
All MS students took Classroom Diagnostic Tests this week in the areas of Math, Reading, and Science (8th grade only). 
McGuffey Middle School Has a New Homework Framework
 Our new Homework Framework is designed to help teachers, students, and parents understand the value and purpose of homework and establish a set of guidelines that will help our students achieve greater academic success.  The entire framework is below.


 
 
McGuffey Middle School
86 McGuffey Drive Claysville, Pennsylvania 15323
Phone: (724) 948-3323
Fax (724) 948-2413
Upcoming Middle School Events
KEYSTONE EXAMS-ALGEBRA 1
Mon May 22 2017
to Tue May 23 2017
BAND CONCERT
Wed May 24 2017
FIELD DAY
Fri May 26 2017
FIELD DAY RAIN DAY
Tue May 30 2017
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