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On Monday, March 27, 2017, Dr. Kolat, Dr. Jacob, and Ms. Van Fossan enjoyed a visit to Mrs. Crouse's First Grade Class, where they read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish in English, French, and Spanish. Students have been "traveling the world" with Mrs. Crouse, who continues to stamp their learning passports. Keep up the great work, First Grade!
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Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017


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.

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Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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.
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Posted Friday, August 5, 2016
WQED announced the finalists of its 2016 PBS Kids Writers Contest made possible locally by the EQT Foundation.  From over 1000 stories received from throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, 24 finalists were chosen.  Among these elite 24 is Maeve Kotula, a second grade student at Joe Walker Elementary School.  Congratulations, Maeve!  

From May 14th- 21st, you are invited to vote for the "Kid's Public Choice Winner."  All finalists' stories will be available to read and listen to via WQED's Writers Contest page at: www.writeonkids.org.  
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Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016

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.

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Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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