New Elementary School
The new Freedom Elementary School is almost ready for students and staff!!!
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Welcome Back Letter
To OUR Middle School families,
It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I write to you to welcome you and your son/daughter back to school. With our construction project nearly complete, the 2015-2016 school year will represent an exciting new era at Freedom as we begin our journey as a unified, K-12 district campus.
At the Middle School, we have consolidated our 5th and 6th grade classrooms in the middle wing and our 7th and 8th grade classrooms in the upper wing. We have also renovated our fitness room and created a faculty and community conference room. Homeroom and SSR time have been reassigned to create an Advisory Program that will focus on academic learning expectations and whole child outcomes. Through OUR Advisory Program, students will be guided towards daily planner use (provided by the Middle School) and will communicate with each other and their advisor about the assignments and learning concepts occurring within each of their classes.
When students walk into OUR Middle School on September 8th, they will have the option to attend breakfast or wait for first period in the auditorium. Once students are released to first period, they will then be provided their daily schedule by their first period teacher. Lists of each student’s first period teacher will be posted on the doors outside of our main office by September 3rd. All 5th grade and new students and their families are invited to attend orientation on September 3rd from 5:30-7:30 PM and will receive their schedule during orientation. Student schedules will also be available online through your MMS login by September 3rd. Please note though that no schedule changes will be made until after the first day of school and will only be made for specific educational purposes.
Please know that we are happy to have you and your son/daughter return for another exciting year at Freedom Area Middle School! We are also strongly committed to building positive relationships with our students and between students, setting high expectations for learning and behavior, and delivering rigorous instruction that is met by a caring and supportive staff.
Frank A. Hernandez
Freedom Area Middle School
5th Grade & New Student Orientation
August 11, 2015
To our Parents, Guardians, and Community,
Freedom Area Middle School will hold our annual 5th Grade & New Student Orientation on the evening of Thursday, September 3rd from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.
The highlights of our program will include information on student schedules, special programs, expectations and polices of Freedom Area Middle School, parent/guardian tutorials on MMS (our online student grading portal) and other educational apps, as well as a tour of our building and the opportunity to meet and interact with our 5th Grade staff.
Our doors will open at 5:00 on this evening and our program will begin promptly at 5:30 in our school auditorium. If you are unable to attend orientation but would like to know more about the Middle School, please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions.
It is with great pleasure that our staff looks forward to this evening and the continuation of OUR Freedom journey with you!
Frank A. Hernandez
Freedom Area Middle School
Teacher and Paraprofessional Substitutes
· Teacher – PA Teacher’s Certificate required
Please contact Kelly Educational Staffing TODAY for more information! 412-788-4591 or email resume to: 514E@kellyservices.com.
Frequently Asked Questions - Summer 2015
The District has created a set of Frequently Asked Questions to address the ongoing changes here at Freedom Area School District. Click here to view the FAQ.
Freedom Homecoming Fall Festival
This fall, on the weekend of October 9th and 10th, Freedom Area School District will be hosting a Homecoming Fall Festival. To make the weekend a success we need your support. Please consider joining us during the weekend by attending or participating in any of the activities. To learn more about the events and the schedule for the weekend click on the link below. The site is in progress and will be updated as more information becomes available, so check back often.
Homecoming Festival Link
The Financial and Enrollment Climate in Freedom
The Freedom Area School District Board of School Directors would like the community to be aware of the current financial and enrollment climate in the School District. As brief summary report was provided to the public at the June 18, 2015 public meeting of the School Board. The report can be accessed by clicking the following link: The Financial and Enrollment Climate in the Freedom Area School District
Freedom School Board Approves 2015-2016 Calendar
At it's April meeting, the Freedom Area School Board approved the school calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year. Due to construction, the first student day will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The last day of school will be Friday, June 10, 2016, with Commencement being held that evening.
Click the link to download the 2015-2016 Calendar.
Congratulations FHS Press!
Congratulations to Mr. Aaron Fitzpatrick, Ms. Grace Hutchison, and the student-staff of the FHS Press!
The American Scholastic Press Association’s Scholastic Newspaper Awards for 2015 were announced last evening. Our high school newspaper, The FHS Press, was recognized as a National First Place winner for Senior High Schools with Less than 500 Students! We were one of 10 school newspapers from across the country to be recognized as First Place Winners!
Additionally, Ms. Grace Hutchison, a junior at Freedom Area High School, was recognized for her National Outstanding Editorial. Grace’s editorial, entitled, “Battle of the Sexes: Gender inequality still prevalent issue despite progress,” was recognized as one of four Outstanding Editorials from across the country! Grace wrote this article for the April 2014 issue of the FHS Press as a sophomore on the editorial staff.
Please join me in congratulating Mr. Fitzpatrick and his students on this fantastic achievement!
They are yet another example of what makes Freedom great!
To read the latest issue of The FHS Press, please click here.
Important PSSA Parent Information
Please click on the link below for 2015 PSSA testing information
PSSA Parent Letter