Bathroom “Breaks”

By: Amelia Dibert Tussey Mountain students were left baffled by bathroom closures at the high school. Following the destruction of a sink in the middle school hall bathroom, students wondered if these two events could be correlated. Also in question was if this act of vandalism was part […]

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Is Change Really Necessary?

By: Amelia Dibert Sapphire Software, a virtual gradebook, recently updated their site, and this change has been met with mixed reviews. However, students’ responses have been mostly negative with 44.7% of questionnaire respondents saying that they did not like the new update, and only 36.8% of respondents saying […]

The Floods of the Tussey Mountain School District

By: Shelby Lear In September 2021 Hurricane Sam started 380 miles south-southeast of Bermuda. The aftermath was close enough to the Tussey Mountain School District that students were affected by the flood that occurred in the aftermath of the hurricane.  When the aftermath of the hurricane hit, students […]

Playing with Fire

By Tyler Lambing Sophomore Elizabeth Park sets the world on fire as a fire twirler for the Tussey Mountain Marching Band. Park got the idea to twirl fire when she was 3 years old and attended a Tussey Mountain football game where she saw Adriene (Walls) Montalto twirling […]

Tussey Continues Hybrid Schedule

Dear Parents, The State of Pennsylvania has set new rules for schools in order for them to remain open. These rules will be in place for the foreseeable future. The rules set limits on infection numbers in all school buildings based upon a 14 day rolling average. That […]


A Message from Dr. Shoemake Dear Parents, Now that the holidays are over, I know that everyone is anxious to get back to school. We have been carefully monitoring infection levels in our own school community as well as the infections in the larger area with an eye […]

Key Changes

By: Amelia Dibert In wake of closures and uncertainty, the Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA) decided to continue on with the competition of district band; however, the setup for auditioning looks much different than it has in previous years. Students’ auditions are now entirely virtual. In the past, students went to […]

Struggle of work and school is real

By:  Mackenzie Droll Once you turn sixteen you have more responsibilities.You are able to get your Pennsylvania Work Permit for Minors and a job. Many students get a job while in school. For some people it is easy but for others it is harder.  Calab Sopher, a junior, […]