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Coping with Change

By:  Alivia Melius Staying home calls for staying positive. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and students at Tussey Mountain are learning to cope with the social changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students have taken on new hobbies during social distancing to keep themselves busy. “I’ve always […]

A Teacher’s Perspective to Online Learning

By: Trista Lemin Quarantine has schools, businesses, and most stores shut down. Some places can not have people on the streets, but education must go on. Tussey Mountain, like many other schools in the United States, is doing online schooling. Many students find it hard and many others […]

The Faculty Prom

While our current Juniors and Seniors look forward to an opportunity to get dressed up for the prom, the Tussey Mountain Faculty decided to look back in time. This is a time without cell phones, photo previews, filters, and above all the ability to edit.

A Freshman’s Concerns during Social Distancing

By: Colton Bishop Since March 13 the Tussey Mountain students have been dealing with not seeing their friends, riding the bus, driving to school, and being at practice for their spring sport. Dealing with self distancing can be hard, knowing that you want to go out and spend […]

Covid-19 Affects Athletes

By: Colton Bishop As a student, when I first heard about the Covid 19 I didn’t think much of it as a student, but now I’m learning more about it day by day and it’s a big deal. As a student athlete it’s not the thing that I […]

A Splash of Color on Autism Awareness Day

 By: Alivia Melius Melissa Madzy paints a colorful picture for Autism Awareness as her 2020 shirt sales exceeded past years. Each year, Madzy, a Life Skills teacher at Tussey Mountain, sells t-shirts for Autism Awareness Day. Proceeds raised from the fundraiser goes towards resources for the Life Skills […]

It’s Time to be Heard about Your Internet Connectivity

The current COVID-19 Pandemic has highlighted the need in the Tussey Mountain School District for adequate internet access.  Residents and businesses now have a way to let officials know the region’s need. In 2019, Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) was awarded a grant to coordinate a […]

A Message from Dr. Shoemake about the Stay-at-Home Order

Dear Parents/Guardians, Governor Wolf has ordered the state locked down to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Since schools were closed on March 13th, we have been preparing for this possibility. We passed out over 200 Chromebooks and our teachers have been working hard to provide all of […]

A Student Perspective on Online Learning

By: Maranda Mutzabaugh  Tussey Mountain Junior/Senior High School deals with Quarantine by having online classes so students can stay in  contact with their teachers and friends but also stay updated on their school work.  Tussey Mountain Freshmen Kevin States says “I’ve been working on our family farm trying […]