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Summer STEAM - Week 2

Students observed caterpillars, planted seeds, completed measurement activities and continued Lego builds."

Summer STEAM Camp

The Purchase Line School District is thrilled to announce summer STEAM Camp!
As we infuse science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics into learning and engagement with the exploration of the world of LEGO and STEAM through hands on activities.
Who: All PL students entering 1st -8th grade in the 2022-2023 school year.
Dates: July 18th-22nd, July 25th-29th, August 1st-5th
Time: 8:30 -12:30 (lunch is included)
Where: Purchase Line Elementary School.
Please register here
by May 4th

Comprehensive Plan

Purchase Line School District’s Comprehensive Plan for July 1, 2022,
through June 30, 2025 is available for public review and comments as per Chapter 4 of the PA School Code and will be voted on during the August meeting. If you would like to share any feedback about the plan please email [email protected]

School Day

School will be in session- Monday, March 21, 2022. This is a snow makeup day.
Grey image of Purchase Line's Dragon Mascot.

Home of the Red Dragons

Western PA, a densely forested, unsettled wilderness was untouched by the hand of the settler, at least until after 1768. In that year on November 5, the Treaty of Fort Stanwix was signed. This treaty established boundary lines between lands belonging to the proprietors of PA, that being William Penn heirs and those lands occupied by the Indians of the Six Nations. The land in question was given to William Penn in the 1700's by King Charles II of England as payment for a debt to Penn's father. After the death of William Penn his son, John Penn, then Lieutenant Governor of PA, decided to have his share of the inheritance surveyed. In pursuit of the matter, John Penn communicated by letter in the fall of 1769 through Sir William Johnson, a British Indian Agent, with the Cayuga Indians, a Northeast tribe dwelling in the land to be surveyed. Due to disputes over surveying procedures, it wasn't until the fall of 1773 that the issues were settled and two representatives for the Penn estate traveled in a birch bark canoe up the West Branch of the Susquehanna River to meet with the Indians at a place known as "Canoe Place," where negotiations were begun for surveying the purchase. Following streams, ridges, and the land-marks familiar to the Indians, the party paced out a boundary, later known as the "Purchase Line," stretching from Cherry Tree to Kittanning and the Allegheny River. During the walking purchase, the party came to a location approximately seven miles from "Canoe Place" where the little settlement of Purchase Line began. Thus, the high school was erected by this village near Penn's boundary line, giving the school and newly formed district its name .

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