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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to Mount Pleasant Area Junior High School, a learning community dedicated to providing you and your family a high quality education where students learn the life skills that will enable them to be successful for tomorrow.

Many factors have led to our school district’s success since 1965.  Bright and inquisitive students. Talented and caring teachers. Dedicated staff.  Loyal former students. A proud, hard-working community.

This fall, we plan to open our school in a safe fashion and to implement best practices to mitigate the risk associated with COVID-19.  It is evident that we will continue to revisit and review our school district's Health & Safety Plan, just like last year and continue to follow the guidelines set forth by PA DoH and the CDC.  We are hopeful that our practices will help our students feel that school is back to normal.  As we plan for the new school year, our focus will still be to ensure that every student: feels connected, feels challenged, and feels cared for. 

The past year has challenged all of us; to find creative solutions during a pandemic.  What I learned the most through this process is how much I appreciated the expertise of our junior high staff at MPAJHS, the ways in which our students worked hard to finish school, seeing the community rallied around each other, and the appreciation of the little things in life- giving a fist bump to students in the hallways, telling corny dad jokes to students, or recognizing outstanding effort by our students.  

Our school’s legacy reminds us of our obligation to support our children and neighbors, even in these new times.  It includes sharing our expertise through different platforms to improve the quality of life for our students, inviting the Mount Pleasant Area community to our school, and finding new ways to make our community a part of our creative and hands-on learning programs.  


Once again, we are very excited about this school year and for the opportunity to educate your child.  The planning of the new school year has been full of challenges... as well as new opportunities!  We look forward to continuing our partnership with you and your child to achieve the highest degree of excellence in their education.

Dr. John P. Campbell
Mount Pleasant Area Junior High School