• Community Service Information and Summer Opportunities:
    All students must have 20 hours of community service to graduate from Minersville Area High School.  These hours must be completed voluntarily, without compensation and at a time beyond the normal school hours. Community Service must be completed for a NON-PROFIT agency (SPCA, Red Cross, Library, school, etc) and not for an individual person or a for-profit company.  The Community Service Form must be signed by official in charge of the community service activity, and returned to Mrs. Urquiza in the Career Center.

    Hillside SPCA is always looking for dog walkers and volunteers.

    The YMCA is looking for volunteers for the Spirit of the Y event on Feb 24 and for clean up on Feb 25.  Please see guidance for details.  This is a great opportunity for seniors still needing community service hours to graduate. 

    St. Luke's Volunteer NOW Program

    The After School Program at the elementary school is looking for high school students to help as a community service opportunity.  Please see Ms. Williams in school for more details.

    The Frackville Elks Lodge  No. 1533 is looking for volunteers to help with their various community projects.  Please contact William Mack at 570-590-3330.

    The Minersville Library is looking for student volunteers.  Please go to the Minersville library for more information.

    Job Information and Summer Opportunities:

    Lehigh Valley Hospital Student Food Services Worker Needed

    Lebanon Valley College Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program, which will be held at Lebanon Valley College from July 22-27, 2024!  We are happy to welcome rising High School freshmen-graduating seniors.   See guidance for more information.

    Camp Dragonfly 2024.  This is our weekend camp for children, ages 6-15, who have experienced the death of a family member or a significant person in their lives.

    This year, Camp Dragonfly will be held the weekend of June 7th –9th at Camp Hebron in Halifax, PA.

    Attached you will find a Camp Dragonfly Flyer with some of the basics regarding Camp Dragonfly.  The weekend provides opportunities for children and teens to talk about their losses with other children their age, explore healthy ways of coping with loss and to have some fun!  We have a horsemanship program, swimming, campfire, etc. 

    There is also a Parent/Guardian Session on Sunday, June 9th prior to pick-up to learn more about children’s grief and how to best support their children after Camp Dragonfly.

    Camp Dragonfly is FREE.  There is a Camper Application which is attached that must be completed.  Once received our bereavement counselors will schedule a time to meet each child to discuss camp and answer their questions.

    I have attached our Camper Application in two formats and our Camp Dragonfly Flyer for your convenience.  Feel free to print off and give to students/parents that you think would be interested.  They can also print a copy of the application and flyer from our website at

    www.hospiceofcentralpa.org.   The Deadline for applications is May 1st, 2024.

     Senator Fetterman will be nominating a Senate Page for the Summer 2024 session (June 10-June 21).   https://www.fetterman.senate.gov/senate-pages/ 

    Applications Now Being Accepted for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University 

    Office of the Executive Deputy Secretary

    Pennsylvania Department of Education

    September 26, 2023 

    To:         All Public, Nonpublic and Private Schools

    From:     Khalid N. Mumin, Ed.D., Secretary of Education

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is now accepting applications from talented high school juniors for the summer 2024 program. 

    PGSS is an intensive, five-week summer residential program that emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research for high school juniors pursuing careers in science and mathematics. 

    With the support of Governor Josh Shapiro, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Carnegie Mellon University and its alumni, the program offers an enrichment experience in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The goal of the program is to encourage Pennsylvania’s youth to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. 

    Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to the program. Costs are underwritten through matching funds provided by PGSS Campaign, Inc., the school’s alumni, Carnegie Mellon University, parents, and corporations. 

    Awarded scholarships will cover the costs of housing, meals, and all instructional materials. Families are responsible for transportation to and from the university, personal items, and spending money. Students must commit to living on campus at Carnegie Mellon University throughout the duration of the program. 

    Details – Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences 


    June 23, 2024 - July 27, 2024


    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 

    Who May Apply:

    The program is open to high school juniors at time of application who attend a public, nonpublic, or private school or are homeschooled. 

    Deadline to Apply:

    Completed applications must be emailed per instructions on the website http://sciences.pa-gov-schools.org no later than January 31, 2024.  Applications emailed after this date and time will be disqualified. 

    For additional information about the program and to complete an application, visit http://sciences.pa-gov-schools.org.


     Military Academy Event

     PA Free Enterprise Week Information

    Cinderella's Closet is open Feb 11th from noon until 4 in the Cressona Mall for anyone needing a prom gown for $10.