The Jim Thorpe Area School District's Board of Education has moved their reorganization meeting to Wednesday, December 7, 2022. The meeting will be in the high school auditorium at 7:00 PM.
"The Jim Thorpe Police Department was challenged by the Lehighton Police Department to see which Department collects the most non-perishable items for the 3rd Annual Operation Give a Gobbler. Residents can drop off their non-perishable items in the foyer at the Jim Thorpe Borough Office Building no later that Tuesday 11/15/2022. More information be found on the Borough's facebook page. Thank you! https://www.jtborough.org/
The district’s new Comprehensive Plan and its supporting reports have been posted to the district website for the mandated 28-day public review. If you have any questions or comments regarding the plan and/or the supporting reports, please use the link for the Comprehensive Plan Comment Form that is posted to the website as well.
An excellent day for JT X-Country ! Congratulations to Nicole Carroll for 7th place finish and Jordan Remmel for his 6th place finish at District XI competition. Coach Rosahac and all JT are proud of their efforts. Onto Hershey for the state meet. Go Olympians!
A huge Olympian shout out to JTFD for igniting, managing, and extinguishing our annual bonfire before the last regular season football game against Lehighton. Thank you for your service to our community. Go Olympians!
A huge shoutout goes to the Marching Olympians as they were awarded 2nd place in the "Best Group" category at the 27th annual Jim Thorpe Lions Club local Halloween Parade. Congratulations to the Marching Olympians on a job well done!
Congratulations to the Schuylkill League Champion girls soccer team. They defeated Pottsville 1-0 in the Schuylkill League Final.
Due to the paving work being completed on Route 903 and North Street by the Jim Thorpe Area High School and L.B. Morris campuses, busses may be running later than usual, both before and after school, for the next few days. We just want to make our families aware of these possible delays in our school transportation, so you have time to adjust accordingly. Thank you for your understanding as these possible delays are unavoidable due to the road work being done.
The Jim Thorpe Area School District will be closed this Friday, October 7th, for a teacher in-service day and Monday, October 10th, for Columbus Day. Students will return to school on Tuesday, October 11th.
Starting, Monday, October 3rd, ALL Jim Thorpe Area students will be eligible for free breakfast on a daily basis for the remainder the of 2022-2023 school year. Please have your students take advantage of this opportunity. The federal government has raised the income eligibility thresholds for the 2022/2023 school year for free/reduced lunches for all families, so please make sure that you fill out the application for free/reduced lunches. If you have not completed that application, see the NEWS section of the district's website or contact your school's front office for information on how to apply for free/reduced meals for your student(s) for this upcoming school year.
"Meet the Teachers" night for both L.B. Morris & Penn-Kidder families will be on Wednesday, September 14, from 6-8 PM. The high school's event will be on Thursday, September 15, from 6-8 PM. The district will have a 1/2 day early dismissal for students on Friday, September 16, with the H.S. dismissing at 11:30 AM and the LB & PK schools dismissing at 12:30 PM.
The waivers from the USDA that allowed schools to offer all students breakfast and lunch at no cost have expired and were not renewed. Please see the NEWS section of the district website for information on how to apply for free/reduced meals for your students for this upcoming school year. There is a deadline for these applications, so please do not delay in filling them out for your students.
Gifted Education Program: The agenda for the September 14, 2022 school board meeting will include a presentation of the district's Gifted Education program. This informational agenda will include information provided by the special education director and school psychologists regarding Child Find responsibilities, the evaluation and identification process, and gifted programming.
The Jim Thorpe Area School District is pleased to announce Mr. Robert Presley as the new superintendent of the Jim Thorpe Area School District. We welcome him to the Olympian community.
Parent input is essential to the success of our Title I programs. Please take a few moments to answer the following questions about this past year. The survey can be found here: https://www.jimthorpeasd.org/page/title-1
On Wednesday, May 11th, there will be a Board Meeting held at 7PM at the High School auditorium. On Friday, May 12, there will be an early dismissal with the HS day ending at 11:30AM and the LB/PK at 12:30PM.
There will be a Finance & Insurance/Policy & Personnel meeting tonight, April 27, in the Jim Thorpe Area High School LGI at 7PM. The meeting will be livestreamed on the Olympian Way YouTube channel.
The internet issues caused by a problem with our Internet filter provider seems to be resolved. If you are still having issues, please restart your computing device. If the problem persists, please contact your building tech.
Students and staff may be experiencing problems accessing the Internet due to an issue reported by our Internet filtering company. We are monitoring the situation and will keep everyone updated.
The Jim Thorpe Area School District will be on a Two-Hour Delay on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Please be safe at the bus stops and on the roads.