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text feature surgery

Fourth grade students at Sugarcreek Elementary School recently participated in “text feature surgery.” The students spent a week and a half learning about various text, graphic features and nonfiction stories. They learned that text features include words such as captions, headings, bulleted, list, and titles. Students also learned the difference in a graphic feature is using pictures such as diagrams, charts, maps, and more.

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12 days of kindness

This month, our 7th and 8th grade students took part in a 12 Days of Kindness Challenge. Every teacher was given 12 Golden Kindness Tickets for the month of December. Each day we randomly selected a ticket that was turned in for a prize. Our winners pictured below will be watching a movie and getting hot chocolate to show appreciation for their kindness to others.

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SRU Field Trip

Karns City band students in grades 7-12 recently traveled to Slippery Rock University for a special activity.

Karns City students were taught by the SRU Music Education majors through asynchronous video throughout the semester. The partnership, now in its 9th year, was established in 2012 by Dr. Melago and Mrs. Amanda Walters as a way to provide more teaching experience to music education majors and 1:1 instruction to the students in the KC band.

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Sugarcreek Balloons

Sugarcreek Elementary School had their own version of the Macy's Day Parade in November!

The students worked hard designing and decorating their balloons for the parade. Before the parade, the students attended a concert in the gym with guest performers from the KC High School and one of our very own substitute teachers!

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College Fair

Karns City recently hosted a college fair for our 10th-12th grade students. More than 20 different colleges, universities, and tech schools participated. Students were given the chance to talk to schools about possible career paths, gain information regarding majors/programs, and apply to schools.

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Rise and Reach Youth Mentoring

Reach & Rise® Youth Mentoring, through the Butler County Family YMCA, provides kids with a safe and comfortable space to make new friends, learn new things, talk about what’s on their minds, and receive encouragement from supportive adults to achieve their goals. This program helps to reach more youth so they can rise to a better future.

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Veterans Day

All members of the service, both past and present, are invited to join us for a luncheon and assembly in honor of the sacrifices you have made for our country. 

Join us on Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Karns City High School (1446 Kittanning Pike, 16041)
Luncheon begins at noon.
Assembly begins at 1 pm. 

Please RSVP to Amanda Walters by November 1 by emailing or calling/texting 724-841-4296.

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team building

Karns City 7th and 8th grade students participated in a team building day. Each grade was split into five groups and rotated through stations. They participated in activities such as building marshmallow and spaghetti towers, blindfolded mazes, riddles, deserted island, and a circle activity learning about one another. These activities gave students opportunities to meet new friends and build on their teamwork skills.

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important update

Dear Chicora Elementary Families, 

We look forward to welcoming our elementary students back to school tomorrow morning.

At Chicora Elementary School, buses will enter from Kittanning Street from 8:10 AM until approximately 8:30 AM and drop students off at the left side of the school building. We ask that no cars enter the roadway during this time.

Parent drop-offs can begin at approximately 8:30 AM after the buses have arrived. Once you have dropped your child off, all vehicles will go around the back of the building and follow the road down to Spring Street to exit the campus.

We ask that you follow the time restrictions for the safety of the students.

Afternoon pick-up will occur at the side door after the buses depart the bus lane at approximately 3:30 PM. If you need to pick your child up during the school day, please send a note with your child or call the school in advance. You will pick your child up at the side door.

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CHIP Strong

CHIP covers uninsured kids up to age 19 in Pennsylvania. It doesn’t matter why your kids don’t have health coverage right now; CHIP may be able to help. Most kids receive CHIP for free. Others can get the same benefits at a low cost. CHIP is brought to you by leading health insurance companies who offer quality, comprehensive coverage.

View the letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Resources.

View the CHIP Strong flyer in English.

View the CHIP Strong flyer in Spanish.

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KCASD Update - Start of School for Elementary Students

During the summer, construction began on renovating and enlarging Chicora Elementary School. The project is progressing and work will continue throughout the school year. As we prepare for the start of the 2023-2024 school year, it has become necessary to delay the start of school for both our elementary schools by one week. The high school will start as scheduled, with the first student day on August 23, 2023 for secondary students. The new start day for the elementary students at both Chicora and Sugarcreek Elementary School will be August 30, 2023. The one-week delay for the elementary schools will permit contractors to complete items necessary to start the new school year.

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Bid Notice

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for construction of Additions and Renovations to Chicora Elementary School, 205 Kittanning Street, Chicora, PA 16025 will be received at the Administrative Offices of the Karns City Area School District at 1446 Kittanning Pike, Karns City, PA 16041 until 2:00 P.M., prevailing time, on January 11, 2023.  Bids must be submitted to the attention of Evan McGarvey, Business Manager.   Bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing the name of the Bidder and shall be clearly marked “Chicora Elementary School Additions & Renovations”.  Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately after the scheduled closing time for receipt of Bids.  Bids received after the above-referenced date and time shall be returned to the Bidder unopened.

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