Introducing the People Behind Our Rural School District
At the Northern Potter School District, our school administrators and teaching staff work together to contribute to our objectives and activities. We are able to demonstrate strong involvement within the community by working closely with parents, families, and teachers.
Northern Potter School District Administration
Northern Potter School District School Board of Education
At the Children's School, we offer a full-day, 5-day week program for K4 and K5 (4 and 5 year olds born by September 1). We also educate children in grades 1 through 6 in this building. In addition to core subject matter, students also participate in weekly classes in Art, Library, Music, Guidance, and Physical Education.
We host many special events including Family Literacy Nights, Parent Teacher Conferences, Open House, and Thanksgiving Dinner.
Additionally there is a student government for 5th and 6th graders, enrichment programs, intramurals and clubs for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. The Music Department features chorus for 4th, 5th,and 6th graders and band and instrument lessons for 5th and 6th graders.
Children's School Faculty
Learning Support/Life Skills Support Teachers:
Ms. Jessica Shaefer - Autism
Miss Miranda Pesock - Learning Support
Mrs. Jeannine Louca - Learning Support
Ms. Nicole Rathbun - Speech
Ms. Lori Szymanik - K4-6 Multiple Disabilities and Life Skills
In the Middle School, we use standards-based grading to help students work towards mastery of the PA Core Standards. In addition to the core classes of English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, students also participate in Agriculture, Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish. Students are exposed to career exploration in a Futures course as well. We utilize a School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support program in the Middle School.
Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in athletics, band, chorus, FFA, and Student Council.
High School students have a variety of core classes and electives that are offered to them. In addition to the standard courses, we also offer Dual Enrollment credits with the University of Pittsburgh, Mansfield University, Penn-Tech, and Corning Community College. Students can also attend the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center beginning in tenth grade.
We also offer the Blended School Academy (Online Cyber School Program) as an alternative to in-person instruction.
High School students have the opportunity to participate in athletics, band, chorus, FFA, Media Communications, National Honor Society, and Student Council.
Ms. Deborah Rutkowski
Foreign Language Education
Mrs. Jessica Howard