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Cecil Intermediate School is a learning community based upon the premise that all children can achieve success in learning. We believe that children can be responsible for their own learning and reflect our high expectations. All learners at Cecil Intermediate School are entitled to a nurturing environment that provides support and safety for all.

All staff members at Cecil Intermediate School are stakeholders in educating young minds. Parents, teachers, students and administrators are equal partners in this educational process. Our instructional practices are research-based and differentiated in order to address the needs of various learning styles. Our aim is to encourage success in many facets of each learner, including behavior, motivation, and their academic progress.




The "Paws for a Good Cause" Humane Society Collection benefitting the Washington Co. Human Society went extremely well.  Sixth grade students Angelina Mitchell, Carrah Carson, Daniel Buckley, Elena Reitlinger, Maddie Rothacher and Olivia Lusk combined forces to accomplish this swonderful project.  The students collected over 500 items.  Mrs. Farrar and Mrs. Laskowski's classrooms brought in the most items.  The two top classrooms will be rewarded with a classroom prize.  Guidance Counselor, Mr. Barzan, assisted the students and commented how satisfying it is to see students come up with an idea, work together to solve the problem and follow through with it to the end - these are skills that last a lifetime. 



The CIS Maker Space is coming together! With the help of Mrs. Grace Lani, we were able to secure grant funding to help us get our room up and running. We have new lighting, flooring, cabinetry, a sink, safety supplies, ChromeBooks, iPads, hand tools, and tables! (crafted by our own Mr. Barzan)

We are still working on preparing the room, but that doesn't mean our teachers haven't already started to utilize it with their students.


Stay tuned for more updates!



Author Visit

On Friday, November 14th, Cecil Intermediate 6th Graders were fortunate to receive a visit from Sharon Warchol, author of newly published novel Jax Sheppard and the Seven Mirrors.  Her enthusiasm caused a stir among the students, who were interested in her fantasy novel and how Mrs. Warchol was making her mark on the world.  Mrs. Warchol is a former teacher and administrator in Canon-McMillan.


Mrs. Warchol shared two creativity building activities, a PowerPoint, complete with a virtual fieldtrip to The Chateau of Versailles – Hall of Mirrors, which was an inspiration for a scene in the novel, and a reading of a specific part of the book, all to the delight of the students.  Time flew, and she left the students with one last important message, “If you want to be a good writer, you must read.  You must read the voice of others in order to find your own voice.”







Red Ribbon Week 2014


5th Grade Drug Free Poster Winners

Daniel Bishop & Caitlyn Ray





Tuesday-Team Jersey, "Team Up Against Drugs!"







Wednesday-Red Day & Magic Show,

"Red-dy to Make Drugs Disappear"



Thursday-Black/Camo Day, "You won't see me doing drugs!"



Friday-Wear Orange, "Orange You Glad You're Drug Free!"



Stamp Out Bullying Day 2014





Humane Society Fundraiser 2014


National Anthem Day 2014



2013 - 2014 Pictures & Events

Red Ribbon Week, 2013

Red Ribbon Week, 2013

Dress Like a Friend

Helping Hands Domestic Violence Fundraiser, 2013

Toy Drive December, 2013


Winter Band & Chorus Concert, 2013


For more information and pictures regarding event and other CIS activities, click the "Cecil Intermediate Gallery" tab located on the left.


Cecil Intermediate School Synopsis

Cecil Intermediate school houses fifth and sixth grade students from Cecil, Muse, Hills-Hendersonville, and First Street Elementary Schools. The present student population is approximately 430.

In 5th grade, students are divided into teams of two teachers. One side of the team is responsible for the instruction of Math, Science, and Wellness. The other teacher has Language Arts (Reading, Spelling, Grammar, & Writing) and Social Studies. The wall between the two teachers' rooms is retractable allowing for unlimited integration and teaming opportunities.

In 6th grade, students are on one of two teams. Each team is comprised of four teachers, each teaching a content area. The content areas are Reading, Writing, Math, and Science. Each "homeroom" teacher also teaches Social Studies and Wellness.

Students at Cecil Intermediatel have access to a computer lab, library resource center, five computers in each classroom, and two iPad carts.

In addition to the regular curriculum students are exposed to a variety of unified arts classes. Students have physical education, art, music, library, technology, and foreign language classes. They also may choose to take Band and/or Chorus.

Throughout the year students have the opportunity to experience a variety of topics taught by the teachers during an Exploratory period. The students select a topic of their choice and rotate through them each nine week period approximately every five days.

Support is also offered during the school day for students who qualify. We have learning support teachers and aides on staff. These individuals push into the classroom in an inclusive setting to provide support. For enrichment, we have a gifted education program that functions as a pull-out and push-in program. Students who qualify for gifted support are pulled out for a minimum of two hours a week.

In addition to the academic supports available, we also have age appropriate social and emotional services. Mr. Barzan, our guidance counselor is available to students five days a week. He provides individual attention on a case by case basis, runs small group sessions for students, and pushes into the classroom throughout the year to conduct lessons for all students.

Cecil Intermediate School also utilizes the research based Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The entire staff is involved in making this program successful and implementing it effectively throughout the school.

The Cecil Intermediate School Parent Organization is very active. CISPO meets at minimum every other month. They are organized by committees. The organization raises funds each year to pay for school programs, after school activities, and special events.

Cecil Intermediate School prides itself on past and present academic performance. Our staff strives to improve student achievement through differentiated instruction, diagnostic testing, and the utilization of clinically proven instructional strategies.




Cecil Intermediate
3676 Millers Run Road McDonald PA 15057
Phone: 724-745-4623
Fax: 724-873-5227

Mr. Kleinhans

Ms. Wrubleski

After School Detention Tuesday & Thursday 3:45-4:45

To contact the after school detention class room call (724)745-4623 Ext. 412


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