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A special meeting of the Juniata County School District Board of Directors will be held July 16, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. in the administrative office meeting room, 146 Weatherby Way, Mifflintown, PA. Action will be taken on items requiring action prior to the regularly scheduled August meeting.


JCSD Community,
I hope this note finds all of our families healthy as our communities continue to open from the COVID 19 pandemic.  Even with the continued openings, there are still concerns and uncertainties as we move towards the start of the 20-21 school year.  I would like to assure our families, the school district is continuing to follow guidance that is coming out from a variety of governmental and scientific organizations.  In order to provide our students with the most effective educational opportunities in the safest environment, the district has convened a task force to consider all available information and make recommendations for next year’s opening.  This task force is meeting weekly and has a variety of members including school administration, teachers, and health care professionals.  As the task force moves forward, additional members will be added to get input from the most informed and knowledgeable people available.  With this in mind, the district would also like to get feedback and information from our school families.  In order to do this, a survey has been developed and the information gathered will be considered as the task force completes its work. We encourage all families to complete the survey.  If you have several children in the district, please fill out a survey for each child.  This will allow us to consider possible differences needed for varying age groups.
Educationally Yours,
Dr. Gary Dawson, Superintendent
Juniata County School District
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Juniata County School District elementary school principals are requesting parents of children who will be enrolled in school for the first time this fall to register their children for school by contacting Polly Digon at the district’s administrative office via email at; or by calling 717-436-2111, ext. 5002.
Kindergarten registration is open to any child who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2020. To be eligible for first grade, a child must be six years of age on or before September 1, 2020. If parents do not feel their child is ready for kindergarten, they may elect to wait until the following year to register.
It is important that parents review the immunization status of their child, since children entering school for the first time are required to be immunized as follows: four doses of diphtheria and tetanus vaccine, with one dose administered on or after the child’s fourth birthday; four doses of polio vaccine, with one dose administered on or after the child’s fourth birthday; three doses of hepatitis B; two doses each of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine; and two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease.
If all immunizations have not been completed, parents should contact their family doctor or clinic to have them completed. Children may be exempt from immunization requirements for medical, religious or strong philosophical objections.


The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298 of Mifflintown has announced the winners of the 2020 Poppy Poster Contest.

From East Juniata High School is 1st Place Winner is Amara Brubaker, 11th Grader, 2nd Place Winner is Hannah Snyder, a 12th Grader, and 3rd Place Winner is Carlee Becker a 12th Grader. A money prize will be awarded.


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04/01/2020: EJHS is proud to announce the winners of our “Message of Kindness” Poster Contest:
For Senior High, in First place is Breanna Stroup:

Second place is Hanna Fawver:

Third place goes to Serina Swartz:

For Junior High, Ellie Mummah takes first:

In Second is Jada Seaman:

And in Third, Delaney Leister:

Congratulations, everyone!

3/12/2020:The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298 in Mifflintown has announced the 2020 Americanisn Essay Contest Winners.Class V, 11-12 grade winner was Paige Smith.

From Left to right: Class IV, 9-10 grade, 1st Place, Sheldon Goodling, 2nd Place, Madision Heidler, 3rd Place, Hali Homer, and Honorable Mention, Brandon Nace. The theme this year was “How can we address the health and well-being of our Veterans, military, and their families?” Essays were to be 450-500 words. Sue Shelley, President, awarded the certificates and money prizes. First place winning essays will be sent to the PA Central District to be judged.

02/21/2020: Our Junior High NHS members, taking care packages to UPMC – Harrisburg Hospital for cancer patients:


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02/05/2020: EJHS IS SO PROUD OF YOU!

The American Legion Post 298 of Mifflintown would like to announce the winners of The Pennsylvania American Legion 2020 “Local” Essay Contest for 6th -8th grade students. The title of the essay was “What Is Your Favorite School Activity and Why?”

The Winners are 1st place winner, Jolene Kauffman, $50.00, money prize, 2nd place winner, Nadia Huffnagle, $25.00 money prize, 3rd place winner Jeremy Zeigler, $15.00 money prize, and 4th place winner Addy Beaston, $10.00 money prize.

Essays were judged on proper English structure, accuracy, extent of information, and originality. Essays were at least 500 words and not more than 1,000. Miss Arleigh Nace, a Language Arts teacher at East Juniata High School assisted the students.

Photo: left to right, Miss Nace, Jolene Kauffman, Nadia Huffnagle, Jeremy Zeigler, Addy Beaston, and Sue Shelley, President of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298, who presented the money prizes and certificates.

The American Legion Post 298 of Mifflintown would also like to announce their 2020 Essay Contest Winner for the PA American Legion 85th Annual Essay Contest for grades 9-12 — Paige Smith, a senior from East Juniata High School. The essay title was “Does The U.S. Military Receive The Respect They Deserve?”

The essay was at least 500 words and not more than 1000 words. Essays were judged on proper English structure, accuracy, extent of information and originality. The Local American Legion Post will sent her essay on to District American Legion Essay Chairperson, then to Inter-District Essay Coordinator, then to the Sectional Vice Chairperson, and then on to the Pennsylvania Department Essay Chairperson. On April 24, 2020, the Department Essay Chairperson will select this year’s Department of PA Essay Winner. First place winner will be awarded $3,000.00, a plaque, and a trip to the PA American Legion Convention in July.

Last year, Paige’s essay went to the second District Chairperson. Paige received a money prize of $50.00. Paige is the daughter of Carol and Bryan Smith.

Photo: EJ Senior, Paige Smith

Thank you to all the students that participated.


11/21/19: Congratulations to EJHS’s Katelyn Baker, who entered the competition for 2019’s Holiday Cookbook Publication through the Lewistown Sentinel. She won the contest, with her entry for Pumpkin pie! Go here to read more, and to find her delicious recipe! Congratulations, Katelyn!


11/21/19: Parents: Please feel free to use the attendance/excuse email account to send in your child’s excuse.


11/19/19: Mrs. Trent’s ELA 8 class participated in a VFW sponsored youth essay competition in October. The students each wrote an expressive essay in response to this year’s essay prompt: What makes America great? The top six essays were selected and submitted to the local VFW chapter of Mifflintown for judging. The results were as follows:

1st Place: Trent Robinson; prize $150
2nd Place: Addison Benner; prize $100
3rd Place: Sophia Trent; prize $50

Honorable mentions were as follows:
Cole Brubaker, Ellyn Heister, and Kyle Olinger; prize $25 each


The EJ Boys Golf team finished 6th in the state for AAA Boys Golf at the PIAA team match on Wednesday at Heritage Hill Golf Resort. Leading the way was Tanner Barth with a team low score of 83 and Will Orwig with a score of 85. Max Lauver shot 90 and Caleb Kirk shot 100.
Congratulations to the team on this accomplishment.




PSAT Sign-Ups

Sign-ups for the PSAT are open! The cost is $17. The PSAT is a great way to see how you would do on the SAT without committing to the cost and sending scores to a college/university. Sign up with Ms. Straub or Mrs. Sperlich.


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  • Shirley Symmerman has three first place medals and a third place medal for her participation in the Academic Pentathlon this year. She’ll be competing in Nationals this year, representing Pennsylvania as an individual in Nashville, Tennessee. Congrats, Shirley! We are PROUD of you!


  • EJHS wishes to thank our very own Karen Beasom, who is retiring, for her many years of excellent service to our community. WE WILL MISS YOU.


  • 10/2018 — Congratulations to Ethan Jamison (shown below with Ag teacher, Mr. McLaughlin) as he took the rank of National Silver Medalist in the National Semifinals in Extemporaneous Speech, for FFA! CONGRATS, ETHAN!!!


  • 10/2018 — Congratulations to Hailey Swartz on 100 soccer goals! We are TIGER PROUD of you!


  • 05/2018 — East Juniata is proud of our High School Seniors who are joining the military! From left to right: Alec French — Navy, Hunter Shetter — Army National Guard, and Blake Sheaffer — Navy. They were presented a Pocket Bible, a Pocket Flag, a patriotic bookmark, and a Poppy from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298 of Mifflintown. Sue Shelley, President of the Auxiliary, gave the Seniors their gift bags.

  • EJHS is proud to announce the newest members to our NJHS!



  • Our students continue to incorporate new technology in our classrooms! Students in seventh grade at EJHS used an app called Stop Motion to animate the process of mitosis. This particular animation was made by Anna Shaffer, Drew Smith and Aaron Kanagy.

  • Our Art Classes have been busy getting ready for snow!  


  • If you missed our Financial Aid Night on the 14th, go here to see a presentation of the facts presented: PHEAA Presentation. Scholarships are being updated on our Scholarship page as they arrive!