Slippery Rock Area Middle School

School Starts on August 26th!

Slippery Rock Middle School will be holding a virtual orientation and virtual open house for the 2020-2021 school year.  This video will be released the same time as our typical orientation and open house which is on or about August 24th.  It will be released at this time to ensure it provides the most up-to-date information pertaining to this unique school year.


Understandably, some incoming 6th grade students may be nervous and anxious about the coming year.  We encourage parents to allow their children to face reasonable fears during their years in middle school and overcome them once they arrive for the first day of school.  Our staff is loving and supportive and we know that these kids will be just fine if their first day seeing the building is the first day of school.  We believe that in doing these hard things, kids grow and mature knowing that they can face down difficult situations and succeed.  That being said, we do understand that some students may best be served to come in and get the lay of the land prior to that first day.  To that end, we are opening the school to 6th grade students who need to see the school before the first day of school.  The 6th grade student and one parent/guardian will be allowed to enter the school to look around for 10min-15min on August 17th or 18th from 8:00am-2:00pm. Masks will have to be worn by all (with social distancing rules followed) and all will have to schedule a time for their visit with the main office before those dates.  Although no rooms will be open, the general layout of the school can be understood on this self-guided tour of the school.  Locks will also be available for purchase in the main office on these days.  Locks cost 5 dollars and can be paid for with cash or check.  To schedule your time to visit, please call Mrs. Whitmer in the main office at 724-794-2960 X3301


I would like to take a moment to welcome you to Slippery Rock Area Middle
School. We are eager to serve the students, families, and communities that
lie within the boundaries of this district by offering excellent services,
great curriculum, and some of the best educators in the country. We strive
to create a safe and supportive environment that fosters high character and
strong morals in our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. We believe that every
student that enters through our doors has the distinct ability and
opportunity to thrive in school and in life.

Our top priority is to prepare our students to meet the challenges of the
21st Century. By encouraging independence, developing community minded
citizens, and promoting student achievement, the Slippery Rock Area Middle
School seeks to auspiciously place our students in positions of success in
their future endeavors. We ask that you courageously partner with us in
attaining our school mission of "cultivating knowledge and encouraging

I am excited that you chose Slippery Rock Area School District for your
child to learn. I am proud to be part of such a great district and am eager
to assist you in any way possible. Please know that I am only a phone call,
email, or short visit away if I can ever be of any assistance. I am
confident, through working together, your child and our students can

Respectfully Yours,

Jake Jefferis, Ph.D.
Middle School Principal
Slippery Rock Area SD