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“Where everyone is inspired and challenged to excel.”
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Message from Principal Minnick

My name is Dr. Michael Minnick and it is my privilege to serve this community as the principal of the Indiana Junior High School.  As a school leader, I consider my #1 most worthwhile work being that of the facilitator of a safe school environment for all students and stakeholders.  A very close #2 is the work we are called to do in the name of teaching and learning.  To me, the importance of providing our children with timely, engaging, and relevant learning experiences is the most important work one can choose, next to parenting.  It is important for me to express how much I truly care about all of the people we are called to serve.  Beginning with our students, we strive to inspire every student to find their individual strength and passion so that they are inspired, prepared, and supported to pursue their dreams.  I want to express my appreciation for our families, community members, and the dynamic team we have at the Junior High School. Our partnership and commitment to our students’ future will carry us as we continue to rise above every challenge and continue to evolve as an education system.  I look forward to meeting and working with you as we share the journey of preparing our children for the future!

In the News

Juneteenth Celebration June 15th, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration!

The Indiana County NAACP Annual Juneteenth Celebration--"Freedom Day"-- will be Wednesday, June 15 from 5pm to 8pm at Mack Park in Indiana.
IRMC Summer Camp Flier

IRMC Health and Wellness Summer Camp

June 8, 15, 22, 29 6 - 7:30 pm
Hands-on healthy recipes led by IRMC Registered Dietitians
Exercise activities led by IRMC Exercise Physiologist
It’s free! Welcoming children ages 6-12
Attend all four weeks to receive a gift!
IUP Women's Basketball Youth Summer Camp

IUP Women's Basketball Youth Summer Camp

The IUP Women's Basketball team will be hosting a variety of youth camps this Summer for girls of all skill levels grades 2 - 8. Half-day camps will run from June 20-24 and Full-day camps from July 25-28th.
The Footlight Players

The Footlight Players Youth Day Camp at IUP

YAY, let's PLAY. The much beloved FOOTLIGHT PLAYERS Youth Theatre program will be back at Waller Hall on the IUP campus this summer.
June 27-July 16 IUP's Theatre Dance and Performance department will once again provide a Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00 day camp for young people who wish to explore their creativity through theatre and musical theatre.
Free and reduced lunch applications

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Please read the article to learn more about the ending of the free lunch waiver program decision made by Congress and what you can do to apply for free/reduced breakfast/lunch options.

2022-23 Pre-K Registration is Now Open

IASD is now accepting applications for our free Pre-K Counts Program for the 2022-23 School Year. Please follow the link or scan the QR code to apply.
2022-23 Kindergarten Registration

2022-23 Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming 2022-23 School Year is now open. Please follow the link to enroll your child before May 6, 2022, and someone will contact you to to schedule you for a screening and orientation.

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