Huntingdon Area Middle School
2500 Cassady Ave.
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Telephone: (814)643-2900 Fax: (814)643-6513
Principal: Mr. Nick Payne Asst. Principal: Mr. Jonathan Despot
Middle School News
The Huntingdon Area Middle School will be having their Semi-Formal dance on Saturday, February 11 from 6-8 pm. The dance is for HAMS students only. Guests are not permitted. Dress attire is casual (Your Sunday best)! Tickets will be on sale starting February 6. Tickets will be $5.00. If you donate an unopened box of cereal with a good expiration date, the cost of your ticket will be $4.00.
Penn State is looking for families and teenagers (age 12-15) to participate in the FAM Best Study. The purpose of this research study is to understand how caregivers like parents can best support teenagers through the ups and downs of daily life. We would like to know how parents and teens in a modern family talk to one another and how family communication affects stress, mood and mental health.
If you volunteer to participate in this study, your participation will last 2 weeks. This research is conducted by Dr. Sunhye Bai at Penn State University.
Please see the attached flyer and link for more information!
The Heart of JCo, a Huntingdon County 501(C)(3) with a mission of “Helping to create a kinder world where no child is hungry or excluded due to financial hardship.” If you or someone you know has a need please use the request form provided. Commonly requested items include winter coats, warm clothes, new shoes, hygiene items, school supplies, or anything that will help a child feel better about themselves and simply bring a bit of joy into their little life.
Link to the help request form: http://theheartofjco.
During September 2021, we recognize National Suicide Prevention Month in the Huntingdon Area School District. Resources are available in the school counseling office. All learners have been invited to join Aevidum. The purpose of the group is not only to prevent suicide, but also in contributing to a positive school climate that is aligned to our BEARCATS expectations, especially “Caring About the Team.” A link to information about the Aevidum, which has its roots in Pennsylvania, is provided below.
During this difficult time, we aspire to encourage communication between school and home. We realize that uncertainties involving COVID 19 may negatively impact the mental health of young people. We have provided suicide prevention online parental resources below. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with concerns about your child/children.
Homework Help will now be offered Monday-Thursday from 2:50-3:50 in the MS Library. If you would like your child to attend Homework Help, please contact the office at 643-2900.