Juniata Park Academy
801 E. Hunting Park Avenue
Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.
Juniata Park Academy
Dear Parents and Guardians:
We wish everyone a healthy, happy new year.
No school Monday, January 16, 2017. Martin Luther King day of service. Please volunteer your time and energy in your community.
Thursday, January 26, 2017-Family Board Game Night. Please come out and support our school. All families are invited.
Our students are putting their research into action to help improve our planet!
Last year, our amazing students from room 202 researched the negative side effects of disposable water bottles on the environment. But they didn't stop with research, they put together a very convincing presentation for our administrators and their fellow students to switch to reusable water bottles and a plan to purchase bottles for our students in conjunction with the district's new hydration stations. Now the hydration stations and JPA water bottles are here and our students are very excited to use them and help the earth! Way to go 202, you are inspiring the entire JPA family and helping to make the world a better place.
Thank you to JPA families for your generous donations to our canned food drive.
Juniata Park students explored The Great Wall of China, Africa, South America, and the United States. They did not have to board an airplane, but participated in a new program called Google Expeditions. The program lets classes take virtual field trips.
Congratulations to Ms. Leeanne Fox's 5th grade team. Her students designed an app entitled "aah I'm mad." The team won Best in the State for a Middle School. The contest was sponsored by Verizon. The winning team was awarded $5000 to use in our school. Each team member received a Verizon tablet and a T-shirt.
Again, congratulations to the team members!
The students of Juniata Park presented their music concert. The performances were amazing! We want to thank Mr. Kohler, Ms. Rimando, and Ms. Tillman for all their hard work teaching our students to read music, play various instruments, and sing. The students truly enjoyed performing for us.
Also a special thank you to Mr. Kohler's 4th grade class. His students learned to play the ukulele under his direction.
Juniata Park students are displaying their art work at City Hall. Please make every effort to visit the City Hall Gallery located on the first floor.
Get started programming. Click Hour of Code.
Our school library online catalog can be accessed at http://philasd.follettdestiny.com.
Letters to Parents about Academic Interventions
Our memorial garden is continuing to bloom throughout the season. Volunteers are needed to keep our garden beautiful. Please contact the school office if you are interested in helping.
Message from the Principal
Welcome to the Juniata Park Academy Website. We are excited about having the opportunity to showcase all the exciting projects that are taking place at our school. Our school is the shining star of Hunting Park Avenue! We have a diverse population of students who are eager to become productive citizens in a global world. Our staff and students have the most up to date technology at their fingertips. Classrooms are equipped with computers and Promethean boards (interactive white boards). We have so much to offer our community.
At Juniata Park Academy our staff realizes the importance of teaching the whole child. Today, more than ever young people need caring adults to help guide them through life's challenges. These caring adults are called mentors. They are parents, teachers, coaches, tutors, pastors and neighbors. They are the people who always take the time to listen, guide, support and help our young people. Who mentored you? I urge you to thank them and pass it on! Why not become a mentor? Our school is always seeking volunteers! I invite you to come and visit and lend us a helping hand.