Northern Potter School District
Northern Potter Community,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I hope everyone enjoyed their summer vacation.
We are excited to have students back in classrooms! My hope is every student capitalizes on their talents by taking advantage of academic, athletic, fine arts, and extracurricular opportunities our school has to offer.
Northern Potter School District exists to provide all students the opportunity to achieve their highest potential. In order to accomplish this mission, our focus is on customizing learning for every student. To meet their individual needs, we continue to offer additional classes and learning avenues for all students in 7th-12th grade.
At the middle school level, our teachers and students will continue to focus on mastering PA Core Standards. Progress reports show parents standards assessed by subject area and the level of mastery of each particular standard. For the 2018-2019 school year, middle school students will have an additional instructional block for each core academic area. The core academic areas are math, English, science, and social studies. In addition to the core and elective classes, the middle school will continue to focus on students’ social and emotional development. More specific details will be given at the middle school orientation on August 16th.
Last school year, our high school teachers added 10 new elective courses. For the 2018-2019 school year, our teachers added even more elective courses and additional dual enrollment courses through Corning Community College and Northern Pennsylvania Regional College during, both and after school hours.
Starting this school year, every student will have a teacher mentor. Students and their teacher mentor will meet the first and third Wednesday of every month during school hours. Mentors will help students identify their short-term goals and assist in the creation of a plan to achieve long-term post secondary goals.
At the beginning of the school year, I will meet with students to discuss many of the important requirements and expectations that will impact them throughout the year. Some of these areas include Keystone and PSSA testing, graduation requirements including community service, and behavior expectations. Keystone reports from the 2017-2018 school year are scheduled to arrive mid-September, these reports will be sent home as soon as we receive them.
Below is a list of important dates to start the school year.
August 6- First day of Fall sports
August 16- Middle School Orientation (6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.)
August 22- First day of school
August 30- Picture day (7th-12th grade)
September 21-22- Homecoming weekend
Let’s make it a great year!