Category: News

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 […]

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 […]

Preparing for school after COVID-19

By: Chloe Ritchey Going back to school this year is different for everyone.  Some are going online for the first time while others are going back to school in person. Either way, this school year looks completely different than it did last year. Every student and staff member […]

Challenges of Organizing TM Online

By: Tyler Lambing Mrs. Browell has been teaching online since 2011 and she’s good at it, but this year Mrs. Browell has more online students than usual. Normally she would have around 20 online students, but now because of COVID-19 she has around 130 which brings a lot […]

A Socially Distanced Cafeteria

By: Ruthie Saylor This new year is full of all new obstacles and challenges. One of these is the social distancing policies in the lunch room. In this new year all students must socially distance in the cafeteria. This is because of the Covid-19 outbreak last spring. The […]


The Tussey Mountain high school, middle school and pre-school School Picture Day will be Wednesday, September 23. The senior retakes and retake date for the above-mentioned photos will be Oct. 21. The elementary pictures at TM Elementary will be October 29. Due to social distancing and any sanitizing […]