District News

Occupational Tax Elimination Act

The Littlestown Area School Board passed a resolution on Monday, July 20th, 2015 to allow voters to decide if they favor eliminate the School District Occupational Tax and replacing the lost revenue by increasing the School District Earned Income Tax (EIT). Littlestown voters will decide on the November 3, 2015 election.

Advanced Placement Continues to Grow

Advanced Placement courses provide students with access to college-level curriculum and success on the AP Exams correlates highly to success in college. LHS offers AP courses in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Literature, Computer Science, Calculus, and US History.

LHS Students Gain College Board Recognition

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are designed to provide a college-level educational experience to high school students. Many colleges grant credits for high scores on AP Exams, and research shows that a score of 3 or higher is predictive of college success and graduation.

PA State Board Adopts New Cut Scores

The Pennsylvania State Board of Education took action last week to adopt new cut scores for the state assessment—the PSSA. New cut scores, or dividing points between proficiency levels, were needed due to the change in format and difficulty of the 2015 state assessment. This year’s assessment was based solely on the PA Core Standards, adopted in 2013. These new standards are more rigorous to better prepare students to be college and career ready upon graduation.

Littlestown FFA Takes Home Two State Championships!

The 86th annual Pennsylvania State FFA convention was held at University Park, Pennsylvania on June 16-18th, 2015. Over 1,400 FFA students from across the state participated in 30 Career Development Events (C.D.E’s) or competitions. Littlestown FFA chapter took two teams to compete in the Forestry C.D.E. as well as the Environmental and Natural Resource C.D.E.

Littlestown FFA Completes 2nd Tractor Restoration!

On May 22nd, two Littlestown FFA students completed the restoration of a 1960 Ford 641 tractor and displayed it at the 30th Littlestown FFA Banquet. The students who completed the project this year were Justin Redman and Jacob Crawmer, both seniors.

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The Littlestown Area Schools serve the Littlestown community-  Union and Germany townships, the borough of Littlestown, and portions of Mt. Joy and Mt. Pleasant townships and Bonneauville borough  in southeastern Adams County, Pennsylvania. District offices are housed in the Alloway Creek Building. The schools make up a campus on the east side of Littlestown, and are within walking distance of each other.


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The Littlestown Area School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, ancestry, disability, union membership, or other legally protected classification.  Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.  Inquiries regarding (1) civil rights; (2) grievance problems; (3) services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons; or (4) employee or participant complaints of harassment or discrimination, should be directed to Dr. Carolyn Rhodes, 162 Newark St., Littlestown, PA 17340, phone 717-359-4146.