Juniata Valley Scholastic Arts and Science Society

Juniata Valley Scholastic Arts and Science Society--enhancing and celebrating the arts and sciences amongst the students of Juniata Valley School District

The Juniata Valley Scholastic Arts and Science Society (JV SASS) is dedicated to enhancing, promoting, and celebrating arts and science amongst the students of the Juniata Valley School District. It seeks to provide information and updates regarding the participation as well as upcoming opportunities and events available to Juniata Valley School students and the greater community. The Juniata Valley Scholastic Arts and Science Society is a private community organization with no formal association with the Juniata Valley School District.

[05/17/19]   Lots of arts and sciences going on over at the Elementary for VALLEY DAY!! There were special zoological guests on four legs who made a big splash. Extra special was that so many older Hornet students shared their scientific knowledge with our younger Hornets. HORNET PROUD!!

Great opportunity to encourage young would-be scientists--or just have some summer fun!

STEM Camp 2019 Registration is open!

Wonderful spring band concert this evening! Such talent at the Valley! Junior high band performing Crocodile Rock 🐊

JV SASS applauds the 4-H members of Huntingdon County Livestock Judging Team who competed last Thursday at the Pennsylvania State 4-H Livestock Skillathon held at Penn State University's Beef and Sheep Center. Not only do they work hard and succeed with their regular 4-H livestock projects, but they also recognize the academic acumen necessary to the agricultural industry and prepare diligently for this knowledge competition. They attend both the judging and Skillathon practices, ask questions, take notes, improve on oral reasons, and--of course--make all the grownups proud. Great job--Katerina C., MacKenzie C., Lauren H., Ella M., Eve M., Sam M., and Nathan S.! Extra big CONGRATS to Eve M. who placed in the top 10 in juniors in 6th place. HORNET PROUD of all our students on the Livestock Judging Team!

Good luck to our Huntingdon County Livestock Judging Team today at Penn State!! (Don't know if there are Highland cows there or not though!) Someone keep JV SASS posted, please! HORNET PROUD!!

Kutztown University Visual and Performing Arts

FYI---summer camps in film, music, and art for high schoolers

Hey High School students!!

What are you doing this summer? Kutztown University is offering week long summer camps in FILM, ART, & MUSIC for ages 14-18!

Stay on campus! Learn new skills! Get to know what it's like to be a college arts student!



Congratulations to Darkhorse Percussion with JV students--Taylor B., Katie B., Leah M., and Justiss R.--who once again brought home the GOLD at the Tournament of Bands Indoor Association Championships! As reported earlier, the brand-new JV Indoor Guard with students-- MaKayla A., Brooke C., Chloe C., Evelyn C., Chloe H., Riley H., Isabella P., Abby R., and Jenna W--made the finals (their first year!) with a great ending tabulated score. JV SASS applauds all the hard work put in by these students and their adult leaders and family support structures to participate and excel in the performing arts. We Are the Champions! HORNET PROUD!

Just in!! Juniata Valley Indoor Guard in their inaugural season is in the FINALS of the Tournament of Bands Indoor Atlantic Coast Championships in Wildwood, New Jersey!! They join the winning tradition of Darkhorse Percussion. We will keep you posted. WooHoo!! HORNET PROUD!!

Best of luck to the Juniata Valley Indoor Guard and Darkhorse Percussion as they head off to the Tournament of Bands Indoor Atlantic Coast Championship competition in Wildwood, New Jersey!! Darkhorse Percussion is predicted to continue its long, winning tradition, and word on the street is that the brand-new JV Indoor Guard has an excellent shot for some top honors in its ACC Championship debut! Go for those GOLDS!! JV SASS will keep folks posted. HORNET PROUD!!

JV has several Band students playing with Juniata College's Concert Band this semester! Come hear Katie B., Braden D., Zan D., Taylor B., and Lily Y. tonight for the Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m.at the Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts. What a fabulous chance for these young musicians to play in a university-level ensemble--a super big thanks to Dr. James Latten, Professor of Music, for providing this opportunity and to Mrs. Springer for helping to get them prepared. HORNET PROUD!!

Congratulations to Darkhorse Percussion! Juniata Valley members are Katie B., Leah M., Justiss R., and Taylor B.

2019 Independent Regional A Chapter XI Percussion Champions!!!...(missing some of the members)

As usual, our Ag Science students did a great job representing JV! Congratulations! HORNET PROUD!

Regional LDE competitions today. Very proud of our members for working hard to prepare for today! 2nd place for our Conduct of Chapter Meetings team and a 6th place for Kat in Extemporaneous speaking.

Juniata Valley placed FIRST tonight at the final competition of the school year in the Central Pennsylvania Speech League, which marks two team wins this year! We also won the most awards of any school, including all the three top awards for the night! We had a tremendously successful season with new members joining our program. Advisor Mrs. Minor expresses great pride in the work these students put in and the dedication they show: "They are rock stars!!!" Best wishes to our Seniors as well; they will be missed! Winners (pictured) include Katie D- best jr. high humorous; Taylor B.-best jr. high serious; Charlotte S.- best junior high poetry; Emily B.- best junior high; Braden D. (holding the all-school award trophy!) Kat C.-best overall; Lily Y.- best sr. high humorous; Rachel B.- best senior high; and Mackenzie B-best senior high poetry. For many of these students it was their first ever individual win! JS SASS salutes this tremendous accomplishment for the whole academic school year! HORNET PROUD!!

Best of luck to JV's Speech League as they finish up their very successful academic year competition this evening at the tri-scholastic Central Pennsylvania Speech League. JV SASS will report back on what will be undoubtedly another impressive showing.

JV Hornets in Blue Band 2019

A short video of the five JV students playing in the 450+ Blue Band for the Blue-White Game--one trombone, one flute, one tenor saxophone, and two alto saxophones. (Hint: watch for sunglasses....)

JV's Marching Band was well represented at Saturday's Penn State's annual Blue-White Game as high school student musicians from the Nittany Nation of several states joined with the famous Blue Band to parade and perform at Beaver Stadium. Our Hornet Band members--Kortney B., Braden D., Zan D., Charlie W., and Sophia W.--played in the "Forward March Blue Band Experience" under the leadership of Professor Gregory Drane and Drum Major Jack Frisbie to learn stand tunes and choreography in a few short hours to create an almost 500-strong Blue Band that rocked the Beaver Stadium crowd during this popular spring scrimmage. Out of 275 extra high school Blue Band players, JV supplied 5 of them! Congratulations to these accomplished young musicians! WE ARE--PENN STATE AND HORNET PROUD!!

Juniata Valley FBLA

Next up on the big screen....

Congratulations Rachel!

She’s headed to nationals in San Antonio!

Juniata Valley FBLA

This just in... Rachel Foster is in the top 10 for Ag Business . Check the link below to tune in

Juniata Valley FBLA

Here are a few a few pictures from the competitors last evening. Sorry to the missing baseball players! We missed them! Also, missing Ayden and Charlie. Will add theirs soon.

Juniata Valley FBLA

Heading into the Opening Session of the State Leadership Conference.

Good Luck to our FBLA members competing in Hershey this week!

SLC Day 2... . It’s an unbelievably busy day so far. It’s the first chance we’ve had to sit and post. Here’s just a couple of pics of students as they prepare to present and the first result of a group who have a final round of competition and have advanced. Congrats to Nolan, Quinn and Garrett who are currently in the finals of Global Marketing. More photos to come as they are on the yearbook camera and not my phone and we still have students heading out to compete.

The JV Elementary Reading Club continues its tradition of winning--snagging a third-place ribbon in a very crowded field against stiff competition! The Genre Geniuses (gotta love that name!) comprised of Abby S., Amaris K., Colton C., Ella M., Eve M., Hannah C., Logan H., Sarah S., and Trinity H. read a bazzion of assigned books this spring to prepare for the high-pressure, multi-round question fest. A big thanks to Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Johnson who coach these book athletes. Congratulations, Genre Geniuses!! HORNET PROUD!!


Science Fair

Don't want to miss this!

jvhornets.com On Thursday, April 4th from 9 to 11 AM your invited to come visit the Scientist at Juniata Valley Elementary School as we conduct our 15th Annual Elementary Science Fair! We hope you will find time to stop by as you will truly be amazed!

Proud of the Story Stingers for their reading achievements tonight! A small but mighty team! Aylee, Alli, Adria, Irene and Katie!

Huntingdon County Junior High Chorus 2019

Just what you need on this grey Friday afternoon--a musical treat from the 1st (!!!) Annual Huntingdon County Junior High Chorus Concert held at Southern Huntingdon on Wednesday evening. Juniata Valley students--Makayla A., Savanna D., Kate D., Madison E., Riley H., Sarah S., Elizabeth M., Allison R., Jenna W., Lucas D., Blayne S., Landon M., Hunter R., and Westley S.--presented a gorgeous, completely memorized, multilingual repertoire including the beautiful harmonies of "Danny Boy" and the show-stopping spiritual, "Hand Me Down My Silver Trumpet." As a special solo, JV's own Jenna W. sang a hauntingly ethereal "How Does a Moment Last Forever?"--Go, Jenna! Enjoy a concert excerpt of "Sing Jubilate Deo!" (roughly translated from Latin as "A Shout-Out to a Supreme Being Who, Despite a Spring That Is Slow in Coming, Gives Us Joy through Singing!" (well, close enough anyway) under the superb direction of JV's own Mrs. Latten! Note those are JV sopranos singing the high descant at 1:35!! HORNET PROUD!!

This week, 2 teams from JV took part in the 5th K’Nex Design Competition hosted by TIU 11. The K’Nex Design Competition is an event that showcases the value of STEM education and allows students to explore skills such as teamwork, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking. Teams had to create a machine that would move 3 objects at least 6 inches. Teams could choose their objects but had to consider how environmentally friendly their machine was when presenting.

Presenting on Monday was the 4th and 5th grade team consisting of Anna T, Evelyn H, Ava S, and Eve M. Presenting on Tuesday was the 6th - 8th grade team consisting of Ella M, Aylee P, Amelia R, and Adria R. Great work girls! HORNET PROUD!!

The Huntingdon Dance Company traveled to Encore DCS in Johnstown this past weekend, and five of the company dancers are Juniata Valley students from both the elementary and high school--Vylet E., Madison M., Jenna T., Miley B., and Isobel H. These dancers not only exemplified amazing technique, showmanship, and talent but had fun doing it! JV SASS also notes that tremendous teamwork as well as individual initiative is involved in this artistic competition that demands the intellectual alongside the kinetic. Moreover, the very nature of its strenuous physical demands means that dancers have to be ready at a moment's notice to perform in the place of others who sustain an injury, with JV dancers meeting that challenge. What an impressive weekend! Congratulations to them all! They brought home a mega-ton of accolades (notice some proud grown-ups with them in the photos)! HORNET PROUD!!
1st Overall Junior Large Group
1st Overall Junior Supergroup
1st Overall Teen Small Group
1st Overall Teen Large Group
2nd Overall Junior Large Group
2nd Overall Teen Small Group
3rd Overall Teen Large Group
3rd Overall Junior Duet/Trio Vylet,Madison,Miley
4th Overall Junior Solor- Madison
9th Overall Teen Duet/Trio - Jenna
10th Overall Teen Solo- Vylet

[03/28/19]   Something to celebrate. There are SIX Eagle Scouts graduating in the Juniata Valley class of 2019. Congratulations on your achievements, hard work and commitment to your community. Jack Zurybida, Devin Deihl, Garrett Funk, Charlie Watson, Zach Stiver and Braden Dyreson.

A great showing by our FFA members at their area LDE events today. The conduct of chapter meetings team and Kat will be advancing to regional competition in April. Great job!

2019 Huntingdon County Junior High Band Concert

Enjoy a short compilation clip from the Jr. High County Band Concert held Friday, March 22, hosted by the Mount Union Area High School. JV's own Katie B. nailed the opening clarinet solo on "Arabian Dances"!! Congratulations to all of these young musicians on a job well done--Vanessa F., Westley S., Katie B., Caleb T., Noah R., Connor R., Kate D., Leah M., Yudizza C., David G., Maddy B., Sydney F., Adria R., and Taylor B.!! A big thank you to Mrs. Springer for teaching them their parts! They all rocked those orange t-shirts! HORNET PROUD!!

JV's own Zach S. sang in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region III Choral Festival this past Friday night in Glendale. The concert was the WORLD PREMIERE (!!!) of "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel" by Temple University's Professor Rollo Dilworth, who also composed the show-stopping "Harriet Tubman" that was sung at last year's District Chorus Festival--a version of which will be featured by our very own High School Chorus at this year's spring concert. In addition, Zach's Region Concert was directed by the recently retired and much beloved Penn State University Professor Anthony Leach who founded and directed the internationally renowned Essence of Joy choral ensemble. Dr. Leach is one of the leading experts in the world of American Gospel Music. He even persuaded some Penn State faculty to serve as instrumentalists for the concert. This was a hard-earned achievement for Zach but also what a wonderful recognition for Juniata Valley to be represented on such a momentous occasion. THANKS, ZACH!! Also a big thanks to Mrs. Latten for working with Zach and our other JV students in music! JV and Huntingdon County were well represented by an impressive number of talented young musicians. HORNET AND HUNTINGDON COUNTY PROUD!!

As Ag Literacy Week wraps up, some additional images of Shaver's Creek 4-H and Blue Juniata FFA sharing a love of reading and agricultural sciences with our primary grade students. Thanks to these young people and their adult leaders and teachers for organizing this invaluable learning opportunity. Drink milk! HORNET PROUD!!

An impressive contingent of JV Junior High instrumentalists have been working hard yesterday and today over at Mount Union for the always highly anticipated and enjoyed Annual Huntingdon County Junior High Band Concert that takes place tonight at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Springer has been working with them diligently to prepare them to uphold this end of the County's musical responsibility!! Make your way over to Mount Union tonight for what is always an inspiring concert. JV SASS applauds all their hard work and will report back on the concert. HORNET PROUD!!

JV SASS congratulates and wishes best of luck to Zach S. as he heads off to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region III Chorus Festival at Glendale High School. Zach competes as a Bass against school districts of all sizes including 6A!! This young man has entertained us through the years, both as a singer and as an instrumentalist. He even played electric guitar for the JV Jazz Band the other night! Catch his Regional Chorus concert Friday night at 7:00 p.m. GO GET STATE, ZACH!! HORNET PROUD!! —

On Monday members of the Shavers Creek 4-H Club participated in the Pennsylvania's Farm Bureau’s Ag Literacy week. Adria R., Alayna L., Eve M., and MacKenzie C. read aloud a specially written book for this occasion to and did an activity with our elementary school students. The members also spoke about the club and what projects are offered as well as put a plug in about doing community service projects around Huntingdon County! JV SASS loves this combination of Ag Science and Literature! Thank you 4-H members (and the Huntingdon County Farm Bureau for donating the books) for teaching our youngest citizens from where our food comes. HORNET PROUD!!

Our brand-new Juniata Valley High School Indoor Color Guard has entered its inaugural season of Tournament of Bands Indoor Association competition with strength and grace (and awards!). Its 2019 show-- "Dream"--celebrates the power of dreaming big dreams to effect change. Color Guard uniquely combines visual artistry with athletic precision with musical interpretation to evoke emotion from and connection to the audience. JV SASS is so proud of these students as they challenge us to reach beyond ourselves to make a difference: MaKayla A., Brooke C., Chloe C., Evelyn C., Chloe H., Riley H., Isabella P., Abby R., and Jenna W.! A special thanks to their director, Mrs. Coffman, and assistants Dr. Connelly and Miss Metz. They just came off a stellar performance last Saturday in Huntingdon. You will want to catch their next show at Glendale on March 16. Go for that Gold!! HORNET PROUD!!

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Videos (show all)

JV Hornets in Blue Band 2019
Huntingdon County Junior High Chorus 2019
2019 Huntingdon County Junior High Band Concert
Huntingdon County Band Festival
Memorial Day Parade
Sr. High: "A Merry Carol of the Bells"
Jr. High: "Happy Holiday" with a lovely opening solo
Fifth and Sixth Grade: "Silver Bells"
Fourth Grade Choir: "Santa, You're Too Fat!"
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland




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