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2018 PUMPKINFEST Candidates
Left to Right -  Amber Joher, Gracey Johnson, Makenna Shroyer, Kaitlyn Wheatley.

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FYI from Harrisburg -- State troopers are about to be spending more time in some Pennsylvania schools.

New rules will require more frequent visits to schools in areas that don't have their own police departments, and so they rely on state police for coverage.

Under previous regulations, troopers were already expected to make school stops. The update is borne from Governor Tom Wolf's Safety Task Force.

State police spokesman Ryan Tarkowski said it'll create strict expectations when it comes to schools in areas without a police department.

Troopers will now send someone to do a check once per shift--or three times a day.

Tarkowski said the checks will vary, from exterior scans, to officers talking to students and teachers.

"That's not to say that state police won't swing by schools in areas that have their own police," he added. "But the once per shift mandates are for schools in areas where Pennsylvania State Police provide the primary coverage."

Pennsylvania has nearly 1,300 municipalities without their own police forces.

They tend to be home to smaller, rural schools--and Tarkowski said often, such districts don't have resource officers either.

"School resource officers are very expensive, and not something that a lot of districts can afford. So one of the ways that the Pennsylvania State Police can support school safety is to do something like this," he said.

No additional money for the state police is attached to the rule change.




2018 YEARBOOKS ARE IN.   There is a limited supply of extra books for $45.  Please see Mrs. Smith.  Also a limited number of 2016-2017 book are availabe for $25, again see Mrs. Smith to purchase yours!  YOU CAN  PURCHASE THE 2018-2019 YEARBOOKS AT www.jostensyearbooks.com
The earlier you order the better price you get.

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TVASD is looking for a Varsity Rifle Coach.  For further information please call Mr. Malaspino at 814.395.3621 x 405


The Turkeyfoot Valley FFA will be collecting plastic bags over the 2018-19 school year in partnership with District 14M Lions Clubs. The bags are being collected so they can be knitted into mats for the homeless, as well as for some first responder teams dealing with hypothermia victims. Bags can be brought to the school s Agriculture Room or given to one of the Turkeyfoot FFA members. As always thank you for your support.  Mrs. Jessie Shafer.


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Mission Statement

The mission of the Turkeyfoot Valley Area School District is to afford each student an opportunity to develop both the ability to acquire broad-based knowledge in reading, writing and mathematics enabling the student to make intelligent, appropriate educational and career decisions; and also to provide each student with the skills necessary to become productive contributors in their community and environment.

Turkeyfoot Valley Area School District Vision
We believe that each child is a unique person with an individual growth pattern of development.  It is our vision in the realm of curriculum and instruction that we must be responsive to individual differences in ability and interest to help students maximize their potential.  To ensure opportunities for success, levels of ability, readiness, and learning styles will be recognized, accepted and integrated as teachers implement district curriculum requirements for all students.  It is our vision that specific areas of emphasis should not only include needed basic skills and the ability to acquire knowledge, but challenge students to achieve at higher levels, applying learned problem solving strategies.

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