Special Offerings
 
Interdisciplinary Team Units use a block of time devoted to activities that provide enrichment and supplement the regular middle school curriculum. Teachers plan activities for our students that help to create a sense of identity and belonging.
 
Students learn new and interesting things in a relaxed, integrated, and encouraging environment.
 
An active Student Assistance Team uses a systematic procedure to identify students who are experiencing school related difficulties and to provide help in the most appropriate manner possible.
 
The East Pennsboro Area Middle School has an active Student Council providing school spirit promotions, fund-raising activities for worthy causes, and supervised social activities. Elections for Student Council officers and representatives are held annually.
 
Middle school students create their own yearbook through the Yearbook Club and its advisors. At a minimal cost, yearbooks are distributed each May as a means of remembering the middle school years.
 
Middle school students may participate in interscholastic competition in field hockey, basketball, wrestling, soccer, and track and field.
 
Learning support programs are offered in inclusive and part-time special education settings based on each student's degree of need.  Each eligible student has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) which addresses individual strengths and weaknesses.  East Pennsboro Area Middle School offers instruction in the regular classroom with special education assistance to the greatest degree possible.
 
Gifted enrichment courses in a program called DISCOVER are available to students in inclusive and resource settings.
 
Two computer labs are located in the building and students receive computer instruction in keyboarding/word processing skills and spreadsheet/database basics. In addition, all teachers have laptop computers and printers; three computer workstations with internet access are available in most classrooms and are used for a variety of word processing, research, and subject area applications. The library has an automated circulation and catalog system linked to the computer labs.
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