Fort Cherry School District

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  • The Fort Cherry School District is a small, rural public institution located approx 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh City.  The District encompasses 58 square miles which include the municipalities of McDonald, Midway, Hickory, and the Townships of Robinson and Mount Pleasant.  The District campus is located on 70 square miles of majestic farm land with an amazing view of Pennsylvania's rolling hills.

    The Fort Cherry Campus is made up of two school buildings--Fort Cherry Elementary Center (Grades K-6) and Fort Cherry Junior Senior High School (Grades 7-12).  The District campus also includes a football stadium, multi-purpose practice field, tennis court, baseball/softball fields, two vocational agriculture greenhouses (hydroponics and aquaponics facilities), a breathtaking cross country trail.

  • Safety Info Meetings for 
    Fort Cherry School District Families

    (Same information will be presented at each meeting)

    Elementary PTA Meeting on tomorrowMarch 13th at 7:00 PM, Elementary Cafeteria

    District-wide Safety Info Meeting on Thursday, March 22th at 7:00 PM, HS Auditorium

    Each meeting will consist of an overview of the "ALICE Safety Procedures" taught to all students and 
    school personnel related to safety procedures involving an active shooter on the school campus.

    In addition, School Administration and Local Law Enforcement 
    will be present for a question/answer session related to School Safety and Procedures.

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  • --Snow Make-up Day--

    School will be in session on the following day due to weather cancellation:

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018


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  • To view some implications that property tax elimination could have, click HERE

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  • Substitute Teachers Needed - Emergency Permits Available for Qualified Candidates
    The Fort Cherry School District is in need of Teacher Substitutes. If you currently hold a bachelor's degree in any area and are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please contact Mrs. Lori Cowden at The following credentials are required: transcripts for bachelor's degree, letter of interest, resume, standard teaching application, all clearances, mandated reporter training, and confidentiality training. Both trainings are free and provided through the school district if needed. Please contact the school for additional information.
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