Welcome to the Upper Adams School
The Upper Adams School District in Adams County, Pennsylvania, includes the Boroughs of Arendtsville, Bendersville, and Biglerville, and the Townships of Butler, Menallen and part of Tyrone. Covering a geographical area of 90 square miles, the total population is approximately 10,828 (U.S. Census, 2010 estimate). Each Borough has an elementary school configured according to grade levels. Biglerville Elementary, the primary center, houses all students in Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grades. Arendtsville Elementary and Bendersville Elementary are intermediate buildings, housing Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades. Beginning with Seventh Grade, all students attend the Upper Adams Middle School in the Borough of Biglerville. At the beginning of 9th Grade students are members of the Biglerville High School, also located in the Borough of Biglerville. The number of students attending schools in the district is approximately 1,700.
Upper Adams Collaborating for Youth will be hosting a Cannerval Planning Meeting on Thursday March 13th, at 6pm in the meeting room at the Harbaugh-Thomas Library. Come and find out WHY we started this celebration of the Upper Adams community and what you can do to keep it going!
We are hoping to have a group of interested faculty, staff, students, families and members of the business community - all are welcome to attend! Attendance at this meeting will help us to determine if there is enough support and participation to move forward with this year’s celebration and those in the future! All thoughts and ideas are welcome.
Although it is not necessary, please RSVP to
if you plan to attend. Light refreshments will be served. (You may also use this email address to submit questions and ideas as well as letting us know of your planned participation.)
SNOW MAKE-UP DAYS AS OF 2/18/14 -
Wednesday, April 16th, will be used as a make-up day for January 3rd;
Thursday, April 17th, will be used as a make-up day for January 7th;
Monday, April 21st will be used as a make-up day for February 5th;
Tuesday, June 3rd, will be a full day of school, not an early dismissal;
Wednesday, June 4th, will be a full day of school, not an early dismissal;
Thursday, June 5th, will be used as a make-up day for January 21st - This will be a full day of school;
Friday, June 6th, will be used as a make-up day for February 3rd - this will be an early dismissal day;
Monday, June 9th, will be used as a make-up day for February 13th - this will be an early dismissal day.
For More Information Contact: January 9, 2014
Barbara B. Ernico
Adams County Community Foundation
P. O. Box 4565
Gettysburg, PA 17325
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CANNER FUND RECEIVES MAJOR GIFT
The Canner Education Fund of Upper Adams School District has received a major gift from alumnus, Galen S. Wagner of Mill Valley, California. Mr. Wagner graduated from Biglerville High School in 1951, attended Penn State, and then Sheffield School of Aeronautics in Florida. Through hard work and commitment, and a sheer love of flying, Wagner became an airline pilot and Captain. He had the honor of flying fourteen different types of aircrafts finally retiring as Captain on a Boeing 747-400 for United Airlines flying the Far East routes. He flew for Capital Airlines which became United Airlines, retiring in 1994 after 38 years. Mr. Wagner, the son of Henry and Myrna Wagner, grew up on a farm off Table Rock Road.
Galen Wagner returned to his 62nd Class Reunion this past summer and spoke to Dr. Wesley Doll, Superintendent of Upper Adams School District, about his passion to help students with dyslexia succeed in their education. He established the Galen S. Wagner Fund with Adams County Community Foundation to provide funds for the Upper Adams School District. Dr. Doll stated, “Galen S. Wagner is providing much more than a monetary gift, he is providing resources for dyslexic readers to have the priceless gift of potentially reading without struggling.” The earnings of this fund will support diagnostic, evaluative, and instructional strategies to assist students with dyslexia. Support may include teacher training and classroom support, instructional materials, evaluation and assessment all related to dyslexia. Wagner struggled with dyslexia all his life, but was able to overcome the difficulties it presented him and became a successful pilot and businessman. His success in life inspired him to give back to others through his alma mater.
The Galen S. Wagner Fund is part of the Canner Funds established by Upper Adams School District in 2010 with Adams County Community Foundation. With this new gift, the Canner Funds have almost $258,000 for educational purposes and $126,600 for scholarships. The purpose of these funds is to create an avenue of continued support for District students, programs and initiatives that may go beyond what is able to be funded through the basic operating budget. The Canner Funds provide an opportunity for alumni, community members, businesses and others to demonstrate their support of our schools and our students in a tangible way. Contributors to this Fund can be confident that their support directly impacts the educational programs that benefit our students and, in turn, the Upper Adams community.
If you are interested in establishing a fund or contributing to the Canner Education Funds, please contact Barbara Ernico of Adams County Community Foundation at 337-0060 or Mike Lawrence of Upper Adams School District at 677-7191
Adams County Community Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation established to inspire people and communities to build and distribute charitable funds for Good, for Adams County, for Ever. The vision of the organization is to be a leading resource, promoting philanthropy among people of all means who wish to make lasting and meaningful contributions to Adams County, and providing opportunities to develop and strengthen our communities. Persons interested in making a gift to the Foundation or establishing a fund at the Foundation should contact Barbara Ernico, President, at P. O. Box 4565, Gettysburg or by telephone at 717-337-0060. For more information about Adams County Community Foundation, please visit the website at www.adamscountycf.org.
The LIU Summer Academy, celebrating its 30th year, is an enrichment program for students in grades 3-8, offering courses in both the arts and academic strands. The program is held at both Gettysburg High School and Central York Middle School during various weeks in June and July.
Parents can go to our website – www.iu12.org – to download a registration form, or may contact me at the email/phone number listed below.
Deb Ayers, Coordinator
PowerSchool access has moved!!!
The NEW URL is below
Biglerville High School Marching Band
honored at state Capital
WGAL News story:
Parent Notication System Letter
Notificacion a los padres carta sistema
Letter Regarding Student Illnesses
Carta de estudiante enfermadades
UASD Fall Newsletter 2013
2013 - 2014 UPPER ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT
2013-2014 Upper Adams School District Budget
Presentation- May 7, 2013
Letter from Superintendent regarding the 2013-2014 and
2014-2015 school year start dates
2013-2014 School Calendar
Canner Educational Fund Advisory Board - Meeting Schedule
District PSSA AYP Information
Healthier School Lunches
5th Grade Environmental Education Camp
Click HERE see pictures of the 2012 version of Environmental Education Camp
All members of the Upper Adams School District are committed to providing learning opportunities that enable our students to become productive and responsible citizens through decision-making based on what is best for children.
The Upper Adams School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information regarding civil rights, grievance procedures or access, contact the Title IX Coordinator (Dr. Wesley Doll) or the Section 504 Coordinator (Dr. Anne Corwell) at 161 North Main Street, Biglerville, PA 17307 or 717-677-7191