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We strive every day to offer a curriculum that includes:


  • Strict alignment to Pennsylvania Core Standards through Unit Plans Developed by Teachers.


  • Continuous learning through effective collaboration among the schools of this District.


  • Continuous access for all students to sufficient programs and services of library/media facility and classroom collection to support the educational programs.


  • Guidance and counseling services for all students to assist in career and academic planning.


  • A continuum of educational programs and services for all students with disabilities.


  • Language Instruction Educational Program for English Learner students, regulation, and Board policy.


  • Equal educational opportunity for all students.


  • Career awareness and vocational education.


  • Educational opportunities for identified gifted students.


  • Regular and continuous instruction in required safety procedures.
The Framework for K-12 Program Guidelines can be accessed HERE





English Language Arts:


8th Grade:

Writing and Grammar: Communication in Action – Silver Edition

   Carroll, Wilson, Forlini, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004


Flight 93:  The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11

   McMillan, Tom; Lyons Press, Sept. 12, 2014

The Johnstown Flood

   David McCullough, Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 1968

Literature and the Language Arts – Oak Level, Responding to Literature

   Various Authors:  EMC/Paradigm Publishing, 1997

On the Beach

   Shute, Neville; Ballantine Books, Jan. 1974


7th Grade:

Literature and the Language

   EMC Paradigm Publishing, Copyright 1997

Writing and Grammar

    Prentice Hall, Copyright 2004


The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

Anne Frank Ten Days by David Colbert

A Christmas Carol (drama adapted by Isaac Horowitz)

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

Search for the Shadowman by Joan Lowery Nixon

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighorn George


6th Grade:

Freak the Mighty

   Blue Sky Press, 1993

Max the Mighty

   Blue Sky Press, 1998

The Skin I’m In

   Jump at the Sun, 2007

Brown Girl Dreaming

   Puffin Books, 2016

The Watsons Go to Birmingham

   First Scholastic Printing, January, 1998

The Necklace

   Guy de Maupassant, 1884

The Gift of the Magi

   O. Henry, 1905

Spelling Lessons and Activities (Elements of Language First Course)

   Holt Rinehart and Winston, 2009




8th Grade:


Online copy of Holt McDougal Algebra I

Online copy of Holt McDougal Math 8


7th Grade:


Mathematics Grade 7

   Bennett, Burger, Chard, Hall, Kennedy, Renfro, Roby, Scheer & Waits

   Holt McDougal, Copyright 2012


6th Grade:


Holt McDougal Mathematics Grade 6, Common Core Edition (Not PA Core)

   Copyright 2012

Online Holt access for teachers


IXL Online




8th Grade:


McGraw-Hill Integrated Science

   Glencoe, Copyright 2012


7th Grade:


Integrated Science

   McGraw-Hill, Copyright 2012

Life Science

   Prentice Hall, Copyright 2002


6th Grade:


Integrated Science

   McGraw Hill, Inc., 2012 (Textbooks and individual on-line student accounts)

Scott Foresman Science

   Addison Wesley Publishers, Inc., 2000


Physical Science Supplemental Folders on Magnetism, Simple Machines, Energy, Light, Color,

and Sound

   McGraw Hill Timed Readings in Science, 2003 (Jamestown Education)

Scholastic’s Science World Magazine Monthly Editions

Scott Foresman Discover Science

   1991 Edition

Many articles from the web as appropriate.  Recently Newsela.  Also utilize the science  exploration online that enhances the physical science materials and also reinforces the field trip materials – The Science of Baseball


Social Studies:


8th Grade:



   Daniel D. Arreola, Marci Smith Deal, James F. Petersen

   Holt McDougal, Copyright 2012


Flight 93 (see English Language Arts above)

Johnstown Flood (see English Language Arts above)


7th Grade:


Creating America

   McDougal Littell, 2005

Discovering Our Past – A History of the United States (Early Years)

   McGraw-Hill, 2014


6th Grade:


Discovery Education Techbook, 2015




If you have questions regarding the Middle School curriculum, please contact the Middle School Principal, at 814-472-6505.