Huntingdon Area School District

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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

6th Grade and New Student Orientation Information

6th Grade and New Student Orientation will be held on Friday, August 9 at 10:00 am and Wednesday, August 14 at 6:00 pm.  Please read the attached letter.

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Juniata College Connections Camp

Juniata College Connections Camp is for students entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade.  The camp will be held from July 21-26.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

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The Heart of JCo

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:

Suicide Prevention Resources for Parents

During September, we recognize National Suicide Prevention Month in the Huntingdon Area School District.  Resources are available in the school counseling office.  All students 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 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 Mondays & Wednesdays 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.