Keystone Central School District

Mill Hall Elementary School

Notes From the Principal

We've had a great start to the 2022-23 School Year! Thank you for your support in being sure our students are ready to learn and prepared to have a successful year. We encourage you to reach out to your classroom teacher anytime you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to connecting with you at many of the upcoming events listed below.
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Upcoming Activities:

#KeystoneCares: September is Literacy Month!

You and your family are invited to join us for a family literacy night in September. Reading Under the Lights will be hosted at Bucktail High School at the Frank Dwyer Memorial Field on September 6th and at Central Mountain High School in the Don Malinak Stadium on September 7th.


This event is free and includes book giveaways, raffle baskets, and snack bags. For more information click on the Event!

Keystone Cares - Reading Under the Lights Night

Wednesday, Sep. 7th, 6:30-8pm

64 Keystone Central Drive

Mill Hall, PA

Don Malinak Stadium


More Information Click HERE



Rain Date is September 21, 2022

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Please click here for the Annual Title 1 Meeting Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/2p8cvjzk

Mill Hall Open House

Monday, Sep. 12th, 5-8pm

210 Kyler Avenue

Mill Hall, PA

Please return the RSVP to your classroom teacher.

Please return the RSVP for the Grandparents & Special Friends Day to your classroom teacher.

Join Our PTO

The Mill Hall Elementary PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) meets the third Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 in our library. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 22nd. Please join us to help plan special events and to support our school's continued success.
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Homecoming Parade 2022

Mark your calendars for our joint KCSD/LHU Homecoming Parade! The parade kicks off at 6pm on Thursday, Sept. 29th on Main Street in Lock Haven. You won't want to miss this fun community event!
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Mill Hall Elementary will focus on Kindness again this school year. Each week we will post a Kindness Challenge outside the cafeteria and discuss it on the morning announcements. Please ask your child about the weekly challenge and discuss ways to achieve it.

The four pillars of kindness that we will focus on are:

Be Friendly

Offer Help

Reach Out

Show Appreciation

Federal Programs

Annual Notices and Policy Review

Click on the button above to access the information.

September Open House and Federal Programs Updates

Elementary Open House will be held Monday, September 12, 2022, from 5:00-8:00pm.

Each school will hold the annual Title I Open House meeting during the open house.

All elementary schools in the Keystone Central School District receive Title I funds.


Required documents for elementary schools:

Title I Annual Meeting Agenda

Right to Request Qualifications of Teachers (see Annual Notices and Policy Review button above)

Non-Discrimination Statement (see Annual Notices and Policy Review button above)

Title I Schoolwide Plan 2022-2023

Title I District Parent Policy - Policy 918

Mill Hall's Title I School Parent/Family Engagement Policy

Title I School/Parent Compact

Coaching Newsletter for Families - How We Teach Reading

Title I Complaint Procedure

Family Connection

The start of the school year can be a stressful transition for children and families. Summer often means late nights, sleeping in, and altered meal schedules. Returning to school or starting school for the first time means adjusting to earlier bedtimes, earlier morning alarms, and organizing the start of the day to get to school and work on time.


What can families do to ease the transition?


  • Create a predictable routine for morning wake up, meals, homework, and regular bedtime.

  • Look at your schedule for each week and look ahead for the following week's activities.

  • Prepare the night before for what to wear, breakfast, snacks, etc.

  • Try to stay calm and relaxed during times of stress for the child.

  • Talk with your child about what to expect and about how to handle big feelings of missing family during the school day.


What can families do if they have concerns about transitions?

  • Remind yourself that you are doing a great job and that stress from transitions is usually a phase.

  • Communicate with the school counselor to talk about concerns and solutions.

Counseling Connection

Elementary School Counseling

School Counselors are able to assist your child in 3 main areas: Social/Emotional Development, College/Career Readiness, and Academics.


Some activities provided may be:

  • 1:1 Counseling
  • Group Counseling

  • Classroom Guidance on Interpersonal Skills

    • (i.e. being a good friend, showing empathy, etc)

  • Academic Achievement Strategies

  • Career Awareness and Interest Inventories


To learn more or to schedule a meeting, please contact:


Beth Moore: Mill Hall

Phone: 570-893-4900 x2969

Email: bmoore@kcsd.k12.pa.us

KCSD School Social Worker

Did you know that KCSD has a district-wide School Social Worker?

If you feel that your family or your student could benefit in any way from the various services he can provide, please reach out to Kyle (his contact information is on his flier below!)

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Athletics & Activities

Safety & Security

Keystone Central School District has School Resource Officers throughout our district for safety and security.

Officer Scott VanGorder - Central Mountain High School

Officer Cory Beaver - Bucktail High School & Renovo Elementary

Officer James Knarr - Central Mountain Middle School

Officer Mike Fetzer - Elementary district-wide and District Attendance Officer

Officer Todd Brian - District-wide

Curriculum

Keystone Central School District is implementing new math curriculum this year!


Students in grades K-4 will be utilizing a resource called Bridges in Mathematics. Linked are the welcome letters by grade level!


Kindergarten Welcome Letter

First Grade Welcome Letter

Second Grade Welcome Letter

Third Grade Welcome Letter

Fourth Grade Welcome Letter


Students in Grades 5-Algebra II will be utilizing Envision Math as a core resource. Follow this link to the Parents' Corner to learn more information about the program and how you can support your learner at home!

Keeping Up With Keystone

Career & Technical Center

September is Employer "Re-engagement Month" at Keystone Central CTC. Please use the following link to read the the up coming events and information for September.

https://www.smore.com/j1b7n

Data & Performance

All students in grades K-8 will be participating in our upcoming district assessments which will be administered between September 21-28th. Students in K-2 will be tested using the Aimsweb assessment and students in grades 3-8 will be tested using NWEA MAP assessment. These assessments are administer in the Fall, Winter and Spring and will provide you as well as their teacher valuable information on academic growth. To learn more about our assessment please click the links below.


NWEA Family Toolkit

NWEA FAQ

About Aimsweb


Need to register for the SAT, find out testing locations, dates and registration deadlines!

Quick Links

Many questions can arise concerning your child's laptop, internet access, busing information or maybe you'd like to volunteer in your child's school. These links below can help you get answers or point you in the direction of who to speak to.
KCSD Technology Department

Click on the button above to access the information.

KCSD Transportation Department

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KCSD Volunteer Application & Information

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KCSD Student Handbooks

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KCSD Food & Nutrition Services

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Special Education

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School Contact Information

Dr. Amy Breon, Principal

Phone: (570) 893-4900 ext. 2916

Email: abreon@kcsd.k12.pa.us


Geli Collins, Secretary

Phone: (570) 893-4900 ext. 2910

Email: gcollins@kcsd.k12.pa.us