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Mount Union Area School District Education Plan

See Links below:

Continuity of Education Plan

COVID-19 Letter to Parents

A page has been created for Academic Enrichment and Review and can be accessed here or by clicking on the button link in the above banner.

Whitehall Hoagie and Salad fundraiser

“Attention Student Council members and their guardians. The Whitehall Hoagie and Salad fundraiser has been cancelled. Please email with any questions”


Mount Union Area School District students will return to school on Thursday, April 9th (snow make-up day).  Staff will return on Tuesday, April 7th.  There will be no school on Friday, April 10th.  Due to the extended closure we will be utilizing the remaining designated snow days on the school calendar.  Students will be in session on Monday, April 13th.   

The Department of Education (PDE) announced today all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6th as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6th if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.
Under the new timeline, school buildings would reopen on April 7th for two days to allow school administrators, teachers and other staff time to prepare classrooms, set up cafeterias, schedule transportation and arrange other business operations. Students would return to school on April 9th, unless extending the closure is needed in response to the situation with the virus at that time.

Covid-19 Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and PA Department of Health website continue to be the most credible resources available. For questions call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258). 

Click Linked Titles Below

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association 

Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe (The emotional impact of Social Distancing and how to cope)
American Psychological Association

Talking to Children About COVID-19A Parent Resource
National Association of School Psychologists 

Creative Activities to Do With Kids At Home
 Art With Heart



As a result of the PA Department of Education’s Temporary PA School Closure due to the Coronavirus COVID-19, the Mount Union Area School District’s regular board meeting for Monday, March 30, 2020, will be a virtual meeting.  The link to the virtual board meeting will be provided on the main page of the District’s website (  The meeting agenda will be available to the general public on Monday, March 30, 2020, through the Board Meeting/Board Docs on the District’s website menu.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Vote on the proposed closure of the Mapleton-Union Elementary and the Elementary Reconfiguration will be moved to the April 27, 2020 board meeting.

Zoom Link for this months meeting Board Meeting Link.
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Free Lunch Program

The Mount Union Area School District will be offering free lunches to anyone age 18 or under beginning on Monday, March 30th and continuing until students return to school. Lunches will be distributed at each of our school buildings (Kistler Elementary, Shirley Township Elementary, Mapleton Elementary, and the Junior/Senior High School) Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM. The process will be Grab-n-Go curbside, anyone age 18 or under in the vehicle or in person will receive a free lunch. The distribution area for the Junior/Senior High School will be located in the back parking lot near the baseball field.

Upcoming Events
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March 29, no eventsToday, March 30, no eventsMarch 31, no eventsApril 01, no eventsApril 02, no eventsApril 03, no eventsApril 04, no events
About Us

The Mount Union Area School District continues to host a Pre K program in partnership with Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development Corporation.  This initiative continues to be supported through Pre K Counts, PA Pre K Counts, and Head Start Supplemental, in addition to Title 1 funding for the 2019-2020 school year.

The planned course of instruction and assessment programs are matched to the state requirements under Chapter 4 for all our programs.  The state and district benchmarks and/or local assessments have been developed or adopted to address the Pennsylvania Academic Standards.  Monitoring of the program and data analysis of the results will be completed at each grade level according to descriptions outlined in our assessment action plan.c

There are a multitude of instructional resources available to teachers and students throughout the district.  Some of these curricular resources include McGraw and Hill’s Open Court Reading series, new for the 2019-2020 school year in grades K-5.  StudySync will be introduced in ELA classrooms within our newly configured 6-8 Junior High School.  Additionally, the district will be piloting Pearson’s Elevate Science program in grades K-6.  The district will continue to utilize Pearson’s enVision Math series for the fourth consecutive year in grades K-8.

The district has begun the process of mapping all of its curriculum through the utilization of CHALK.  This platform allows for collaboration across grade levels, content areas, and from building to building.  Additionally, with greater transparency and cohesion within specific courses, the district hopes to create a more consistent educational experience for all its students.

The district participates with after school tutoring through the 21st Century Grant.  An advisor/advisee program is also in place to assist students with meeting graduation requirements.  All students, both special and regular education have equal access appropriate curricular programming that meets their individual needs.  The district has utilized data from DIBELS, PSSA, Keystone and CDT testing, and content specific benchmark testing to appropriately identify and meet student needs.  Teachers are able to monitor progress in various areas and chart progress, mastery, and areas targeted for further interventions.  By tailoring learning to individual needs, students are able to realize success and growth.  We are “Proactive for Students!”