District News

Navigating the Future

As part of the ongoing initiative to help students be future ready, the guidance office has re-purposed bulletin boards to do a weekly feature of different careers and post-secondary options. Planned features will include the five career pathways and technical, college-bound, school-to-work, and military opportunities.
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Pink Out Day

The Towanda Girls Soccer Team raised funds from their Pink Game and Towanda School District employees hosted a Pink Out Day for employee, Jack Hagadorn who is battling cancer. The team presented Jack with the funds at the stadium.
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CHOP Volunteer Kevin Bozman

Kevin Bozman from Penelec has become a regular volunteer delivering backpacks to the schools for the Childhood Hunger Outreach Program that provides weekend food for Towanda School District students. Helping him were Lynn Gallagher and Kelly Bassett from the Towanda Elementary School.
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Walk to School

The October Walk to School was led by the Towanda Black Knight Football team and was attended by a large group of students, parents, and staff.
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Building Libraries for Student Success

Over the summer, the first-grade teachers at J. Andrew Morrow Primary School asked members of the community to sponsor students in their classes with a monetary donation of $10 per student. The community responded with an overwhelming amount of support. With the donations received, each student will receive a book every month of the school year. By the end of the year, the students will have 10 brand new books to build a personal library, in which we hope will foster a love of learning. Students and teachers would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who contributed and allowed this to be such a big success.
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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Towanda Area School District Board of Education will meet for a Work Session for general purposes on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 7:00 PM, in the Board Room of the Towanda Elementary School.
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Financial Aid Night

The Towanda Jr. Sr. High School Guidance Office will co-sponsor a Financial Aid Information Night with Wyalusing and Northeast Bradford High Schools. The Financial Aid Night will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Towanda Junior/Senior High School Auditorium. Ms. Robin Walker, Regional Director for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), will be on hand to present information on the various programs within the Pennsylvania financial aid system.  She will also give very specific information on the application process and the correct procedure for completing the online and paper forms for financial aid.  The information will be for general purposes for any college.

 The program is free of charge and would be valuable for anyone who has a child planning on going to college in the next few years.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Guidance Office at 268-2059.

The presentation will be video taped and put on the school website for those parents and students who are unable to attend.
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Big Rigs: Tackling Autism 2019

Nolan Chase from Big Rigs: Tackling Autism 2019 presented Dawn Hart with a weighted blanket for the Autistic Support Classroom at Towanda Elementary. The organization raises funds to provide these blankets to Districts in Bradford and Sullivan County.
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JAM Summer Box Top Winners

The following students were the top box top collectors over the summer and will each receive a Movie Pass from the PTO: Madison Hotaling, Jackson Roberts, Landon Shanks, Aleeah Keeney, Cynthia Baumer, Landon Hotaling, Daven Baumgartel, and Rebekah Bowen.
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Childhood Hunger outreach Program

Food Distribution and Expiration Dates
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**Expiration Dates: Should You Pay Attention?**
🍎Here a CHOP, every item we hand out is WELL WITHIN the government and manufacturer guidelines for food safety.
The dates on food labels can be confusing. The truth is, they often have NOTHING to do with food safety. Here's what you really need to know.🍎
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