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The Claysburg-Kimmel Board of School Directors
will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, October 23, 2017,
at 7:00 pm, for the purpose of appointing a Superintendent and to approve the terms of an agreement relating thereto.

American Farmers

“The Claysburg-Kimmel School District is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 through the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program.  The Grow Rural Education program allows local farmers to nominate their local public school districts for grants to help enhance STEM education. Once nominated, school districts write and submit applications to compete for grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEM curriculum.  Claysburg-Kimmel was nominated by residents Barry Barnes and John Burket, and the administration wrote the grant application to expand the Makerspace at the high school. With the award, Claysburg-Kimmel will be able to expand the Makerspace through course placement and flexible, individualized learning opportunities. It will add new, interactive technology to immerse students in a challenging and rigorous environment.  The Claysburg-Kimmel School District wishes to thank Mr. Barnes and Mr. Burket for their nominations!

On Friday, October 13, prior to the varsity football game against Northern Bedford, Mr. Barry Barnes presented school board president Jeremy Knott and high school principal Stephen Puskar with a ceremonial check representing the $10,000.00 award.

On Friday, October 13, prior to the varsity football game against Northern Bedford, Mr. Barry Barnes presented school board president Jeremy Knott and high school principal Stephen Puskar with a ceremonial check representing the $10,000.00 award. Pictured from left to right are Mr. Barnes, Mr. Knott, and Mr. Puskar.”


The Claysburg Kimmel School Board recognized the CKHS Scholastic Scrimmage team and its advisors, Mrs. Beers and Mrs. Kimmel, at its regular monthly meeting on October 11, 2017.  The Scholastic Scrimmage team competes against several other school districts in both Bedford and Blair counties during the first semester of each school year. This year’s team has eight members. Pictured left to right are Hayley Jenkins, Hannah Crilly, Olivia Locke, Justinna Brown, Maggie Knisely, and Michael Baker. (absent from the picture are Emily Claar and Spencer Mauk)

Scholastic Scrimmage Team

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Volleyball Champs!

Volleyball Team

The Claysburg-Kimmel Junior High Volleyball team went undefeated with 7 wins to take 1st place at the Claysburg-Kimmel Volleybrawl 2k17. 12 teams from around the area traveled to CK on Saturday, October 7th to compete in the first annual tournament. Madison Frye was named MVP for the team.

Madison Frye MVP.

Paint the Plow Project

Paint the plow project

Students from Ms. Kruise’s art classes participated in PennDOT District 9’s  Paint the Plow project for the second year in a row. The plow will be on display for the next several weeks at the District 9 garage in Hollidaysburg. High Schools and Career and Technical Schools from Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties participated.  Fan favorite voting will occur in the near future and voting information will be shared when it is received. Pictured from left to right are students  Hayden Ickes, Alex Kulick, Siddiq Smouse, Allison Walter, and Addison Yingling

The Claysburg-Kimmel School District is excited to begin the search process for our next Superintendent!

The Board of Directors have chosen to partner with PSBA throughout the search process, available information in regard to the services provided by PSBA and supporting rationale for this decision can be viewed "here."
For anyone interested in applying or learning more about the Superintendent position, please click "
here" to view the announcement, as well as supporting information and a link to PSBA's Career Gateway portal where you can begin the application process.
The CKSD Board of Directors values the input of our stakeholders and are attempting to get feedback on what kind of qualities our stakeholders would like our new Superintendent to possess; we will be gathering this feedback by conducting a survey with the assistance of PSBA. We will be pushing a link to the survey out via our alert system, e-mail, and social media. You can also take the survey by clicking "

 Attention ParentsPlease note the changes for the  “NEW Immunization Law Requirements” for all students K-12  enrolled in school for school year 2017-2018Student’s must meet the new regulations by the First Day of School in August of 2017 or will risk exclusion from school after 5 days if not up to date on immunizations or, if no “Medical Certification Catch -Up Documentation”  is signed by their doctor and presented to the school nurse prior to the start of school in August.  After consulting with your doctor regarding the new changes, parents are asked to return updated immunizations to the school nurse by “May 1, 2017.  Immunization updates may be faxed to the High School Nurse at 239-0340 or the Elementary Nurse at 239-0377.  Please see more important information by clicking here.


Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has officially notified the Claysburg-Kimmel School District that the Claysburg-Kimmel High School has been designated as a low-achieving school.  Public elementary and secondary schools within the commonwealth that rank in the lowest 15 percent for the 2015-2016 school year received this designation.  The designation  is based on the combined scores from the annual assessments administered in 2016.

Click on the following links to learn more about the program.

OSTCP Overview

Opportunity Tax Credit Parent Letter


Parents and Guardians,

You can take advantage of our Text Messaging Service.

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight

to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings,

safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yesto our school’s short code number, 67587.

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SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

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