Huntingdon Area Middle School
2500 Cassady Ave.
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Principal: Mrs. Deborah Luffy
Asst. Principal: Zachary Treece
Welcome to Huntingdon Area Middle School. I am excited to work with our outstanding students and excellent staff to build upon past successes. The goal of HAMS is to provide a program of academic excellence for our students. They are at the heart of every decision, every program, every day.
Our educational philosophy translates into a quality middle level educational program that is designed to inspire students with an enthusiasm for learning through a partnership with the school, parents, and community. This enthusiasm is achieved by providing a dynamic educational program that maintains high expectations with a focus on personal growth and responsible citizenship.
We seek to identify and address the unique intelligences, talents, learning styles, and needs of each student through authentic assessments and a quality instructional program. Educational opportunities and experiences, which challenge and empower students, are made available to all. While delivering the curricula, connections are made to previously learned material, and bridges are created for real-life applications.
Middle level students are developing adolescents, and activities are planned which are developmentally appropriate. At all times, individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
Organizing, delivering, and assessing such a program is a challenge. Through teamwork, communication, and diligence, our faculty believes this vision can evolve and be implemented. Our goal in striving to accomplish this is for students to value their experience, commit to their learning, enhance their environment, and grow as individuals.
To our students:
Throughout your time at Huntingdon Area Middle School, knowing and understanding what is expected of you to achieve educational success is important. Your handbook provides you with information on curriculum, activities, and the policies and procedures of our school. The information included should help you understand what is expected to achieve academic success.
“Working Together So All Students Can Learn”
Middle School News
On May 11th, students can learn more about the exciting world of physical therapy by visiting Drayer. Students can obtain permission slips in the school counseling office.
Students who are interested in becoming a veterinarian or a veterinarian technician should sign up to attend a career visit at Faithful Friends Veterinary Care on May 9, 2017. Permission slips are in the school counseling office.
On May 4th, students are invited to participate in a career visit at the Huntingdon County Court House. Participants will observe individuals representing an array of professions involving law. Judge Zanic will meet with students in his chambers to answer questions. Please stop by the school counseling office for more information.
Students are invited to tour Children's Hospital, Google, or Diamond Kinetic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday, May 5th. In the afternoon, participants will tour the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. If the tours go well, we will visit again in the fall and spring of the 2017-2018 academic year.