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Chicora anti-bullying assembly

Chicora Elementary School students and staff recently enjoyed a fun anti-bullying performance by Tim Hartman. During the assembly, Mr. Hartman encouraged students to see how much better the world would be if generosity, kindness and respect were the first reaction to every situation. 

  • Chicora Elementary
  • Karns City Area School District
Incentive Committee

The Incentive Committee, made up of a group of teachers within the High School, would like to take the official opportunity to introduce ourselves. 

This year, we have worked hard to provide an atmosphere where we reward students for their hard work, good grades, strong attendance, positive behavior, and of course, being great assets to our school.  The Incentive Committee has provided hot chocolate/popcorn bar, fun activities in the gymnasium, a motivational speaker, Cheeseman’s Fright Farm, a bowling event at Bruin Bowling Lanes, Penguin’s game, among other rewarding events. 

  • KC Jr Sr High School
  • Karns City Area School District
Vo-Tech Outstanding Student of the Month January

Congratulations toHaley Zediker on being named the Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School's Student of the Month for January.

Haley Zediker is a senior at Karns City Area School District and is a third year BCAVTS student in the Graphic Design program. Haley is involved with BCAVTS SkillsUSA and was the District 10 t-shirt design winner this year. She is also a member of our National Technical Honor Society. In addition, she plays volleyball at Karns City.

  • KC Jr Sr High School
  • Karns City Area School District
Murder Mystery

Join us for a an evening of fun!

Saturday, April 22nd at 5:00 PM
Sugarcreek Twp Fire Hall
110 Rodgers Rd, East Brady, PA 16028

This event supports the Karns City Scholastic Foundation in its efforts to support the educational, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities and activities of the students in Karns City Area School District. Doors will open at 5:00 PM. Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. There will be a 50/50, Chinese auction, and other raffle prizes available for guests to enjoy as well.

Seating assignments will be provided upon arrival to the event.

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  • Chicora Elementary
  • KC Jr Sr High School
  • Karns City Area School District
  • Sugarcreek Elementary
DARE graduation

Sugarcreek Elementary School fifth grade students graduated from the DARE program on Friday, December 9. Deputy Sawl awarded each fifth grader with two certificates and a gift card to Family Bowlaway Fun Center and Texas Roadhouse.

Essay winners were: Kimberlee H., Emma B., Jordan W., Brayden H., Aydin B., and Sky T.

Congratulations to all our winners and graduates!

  • Karns City Area School District
  • Sugarcreek Elementary
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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  • Karns City Area School District
Pancakes Breakfast

The Chicora fifth grade recently celebrated Pancake Day, inspired by the theme of their first Inspire Science module, which concentrated on matter, mixtures, and physical and chemical changes.

  • Chicora Elementary
  • Karns City Area School District
A Message for the Karns City Community -- November 4, 2022

On Friday, November 4, 2022, an elementary teacher at Chicora Elementary found a hunting knife within the classroom. The teacher notified the principal of the situation, who then coordinated an investigation with the school police. The state police were notified and the principal, school police, and state police determined that there did not appear to be a threat to the students or staff.

  • Karns City Area School District
A Message for the KCASD Community -- Oct. 23, 2022

Late Saturday night, were made aware of a threat to a member of our high school community. The Pennsylvania State Police were contacted and assisted in addressing the threat.

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Our school police officers will increase patrols and are working cooperatively with local law enforcement. At this time, we will continue to operate on a normal schedule on Monday, October 24, 2022. If law enforcement feels additional actions are needed at any point, we will follow their recommendations and you will be informed.

 left to right Dillon Stroup, Griffin Booher, and Noah Weiland.
Three Karns City student athletes took home medal a the KSAC Invitational Championship Meet!
Sophomore Griffin Booher won the boys varsity race with a time of 18:09. Junior Dillon Stroup finished in fifth place with a time of 18:29. Noah Weiland also won the Junior High race with a time of 13:03.
  • KC Jr Sr High School
  • Karns City Area School District
Honoring Mr. Sam Swick

Karns City Area School District will proudly dedicate the press box in honor of Mr. Sam Swick at the last home football game of the season on Friday, October 28, 2022.

  • Karns City Area School District
Bus Drivers Honored

State Representative Marci Mustello presented Cheryl Brown and Joy Huff with a proclamation from the State House in honor of the service they have provided to their local community.

Yearbook Flyer

The yearbook staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them.Our photographers can’t be everywhere.

  • KC Jr Sr High School
  • Karns City Area School District
Graduation - Save the Date

Save the Date for the Karns City Class of 2023 commencement ceremony, which will take place on May 24, 2023. Please note the calendar previously said it graduation would fall on May 25th. However, it will be on May 24. Thank you!

5th Grade
The fifth grade classes at Sugarcreek Elementary completed a ten week DARE course. 
The DARE course is sponsored by the Butler County Sheriff's Department and taught by Deputy Anthony Sawl.  Deputy Sawl taught the students about making positive decisions. He also shared strategies the students can use to help them make better decisions when faced with stressful situations. 
Balloons over Broadway

Sugarcreek Elementary students in grades K-6 celebrated their own version of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Based on the book "Balloons Over Broadway" by Melissa Sweet, students learned all about the history of Tony Sarg, the man behind the famous balloons. Students were then given the task of designing their own balloon for the parade.

PBIS at Chicora

Chicora Elementary held a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) assembly to celebrate the positive behaviors students demonstrated throughout the first nine weeks. Students earned tickets throughout the first nine weeks for demonstrating positive behavior. At the assembly, tickets were drawn and a variety of prizes were given out to students.

Honoring Our Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Sugarcreek Elementary students and staff invited veterans for breakfast at the school.