Health and Safety Plan Revision
Starting September 27, 2021, McGuffey School District will begin contact tracing and quarantining procedures for close contacts.  More information can be found in the current health and safety plan which can be accessed by clicking on the Re-Opening Schools 2021 button on our district homepage.
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Administration Offices
90 McGuffey Drive Claysville, PA 15323
Phone (724) 948-3731 | Fax (724) 948-3769
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Joe Walker Elementary School

2510 Park Avenue
Washington, PA  15301
Phone:  724-222-3061
Fax:  724-222-2630
Mr. Matthew Wolfe, Principal

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.

SOAR Expectations for Virtual Learning

We have created SOAR expectations for Virtual Learning and a video to explain the expectations.  Students have the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for completing their assignments and SOARing during virtual learning.

Joe Walker Online Resources

This link provides online resources that students and parents can access from home.  We will continue to update as new resources are suggested.

Joe Walker News and Events

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Got Ag?
Students at Joe Walker Elementary School recently enjoyed some special time with our McGuffey High School Agricultural Education students.  Thank you, Mrs. Cambruzzi and Mr. Leasure, for leading agricultural education programs that are second-to-none!  Enjoy this and more McGuffey Moments from Joe Walker Elementary School by clicking on the link. 
Chalk Talking at Joe Walker!
 Fourth graders in Ms. Lowe's math class recently participated in a "Chalk Talk" to visualize their learning about fractions.  Chalk Talks ask learners to silently share their thinking around a concept or question (in this case fractions).  Learners can share their thinking in words or pictures and may ask questions or extend the ideas that their peers express.  After capturing their thinking, the class engages in a reflective discussion about the chalk talk experience and learning.  Great job, Fourth Grade and Ms. Lowe, for using some of our collaborative learning strategies!  Enjoy this and more McGuffey Moments from Joe Walker! 
Where Is Ms. DeAngelis?
Students at Joe Walker Elementary School who read at least 20 minutes each day last week earned an opportunity to tape the principal to the wall.  They are "stuck" on reading at Joe Walker!  Enjoy more McGuffey Moments from Joe Walker Elementary School.   
Are You My Teacher?
Teachers at Joe Walker Elementary School swapped classrooms in the afternoon to share some of their favorite books with students in different classes.  What a great way to build a shared community!  Enjoy more about this and more McGuffey Moments at Joe Walker. 
We Love Joe Walker Elementary School!
Students celebrated Valentine's Day last week with special games, experiments, and treats - thanks to our awesome parents and community members,   See more of our McGuffey Moments from Joe Walker Elementary School where students continue to learn how to work as a team and help each other SOAR! 
Thank You for Your Service, PA State Police Department!
 PA State Trooper, Steve Lucia, and his K-9 Partner recently visited third graders at  Joe Walker Elementary School.  Thank you for your service!  Please enjoy more pictures of this visit and other McGuffey Moments at Joe Walker. 
Authentic Learning Experiences @ Joe Walker!
 Seeking authentic learning experiences, students at Joe Walker learned about various reptiles and animals from the zoo, went on fraction field trips using the natural school environment; and after identifying a problem while studying their school creek and engaging in a community action and problem-solving process, fifth graders will partner with Western PA Conservancy to restore the stream bank's slope and riparian zone.  Thank you, to our teachers, parents, and community partners for making these McGuffey Moments available!   
Joe Walker SOARS!
This week, the Joe Walker Team shared their work with other PA educators at the PA Postive Behavior Support Coaches Conference in Pittsburgh.  Thank you for sharing your work with colleagues, and more importantly for providing positive behavior supports for children.  See more of what our Joe Walker students and faculty have done this past week.  #McGuffeyMoments #McGuffeySD 
"Read" in the New Year!
On January 15, 2018, fourth graders at Joe Walker Elementary School read for 2018 seconds to celebrate the New Year!  I wonder if we can read for 2018 seconds each day?   
The Great Kindness Challenge
We agree with Henry James: "Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
Joe Walker Elementary School joined schools across the country this week to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge.  Enjoy our McGuffey Moments for the last week at Joe Walker Elementary School.  Joe Walker Students and Staff, continue to make McGuffey School District proud.  
Coloring Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kindergarten student Jack Manon from Miss Carroll’s class who was selected as a winner in the Edgar Snyder & Associates “My Holiday Wish” coloring contest.  Jack received a $100 gift card and Joe Walker received a $1,000 donation.  Jack’s artwork is on their website. 

Joe Walker Elementary is on Twitter!
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No School
September 6, 2021
Labor Day

September 7, 2021

Field Trip
September 10, 2021
(West Alexander Fair)

School Board Meeting
September 16, 2021
(H.S. Auditorium / 7:00)

PTO Fall Sale
September 25, 2021
(Joe Walker Parking Lot / 

Scholastic Book Fair
September 27-30, 2021
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September 2021
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