District News

October Lenape Joint Operating Committee Rescheduled

The regular scheduled meeting of the Lenape Joint Operating Committee of the Armstrong County Area Vocational-Technical School Board for October 2019 has been changed to October 8, 2019.  November’s meeting will be as scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library of Lenape Technical School, 2215 Chaplin Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226. The Lenape Technical School does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in its services, programs, or activities.  If you are in an individual with a disability and wish to attend the public meetings, and you would require auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact Diana Heuser at 724-763-5910 to discuss how Lenape may best accommodate your needs.

Attention Lenape parents/ guardians:

A smoke detector in our science wing triggered a fire alarm at 10:06am this morning.  Fire departments were canceled and there was no danger to students or staff.  The building was evacuated as a precaution and classes resumed by 10:15am.

Progress Report Pickup

Questions? Concerns? Just want to say "Hi"? Come and see us a Progress Report Pickup! 

Thursday September 26 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Friday September 27 12:46PM to 2:46PM

Information To Parents and Guardians

Please see the attached letter for an important message from the school.


2019 - 2020 Wall Calendar

The Lenape Tech school wall calendar is available or download!

Click here to download!

2019-2020 Student Calendar Change

At the August Joint Operating Committee, a revised calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year was approved. 


  • Oct. 14th and 15th will now be school days.
  • Oct. 21st and 22nd will now be Teacher In-Service Days for 9th and 10th Grade Tours.


The new revised 2019-2020 Student Calendar is available here!

Bus Stops for Part Time Lenape Students

For Part-Time Armstrong AND West Shamokin ONLY Lenape Students

Special bus schedule for August 15 to August 26, 2019.

Students will ride their regular bus TO school during this time.

This schedule is only until Armstrong and West Shamokin is in session!


The Lenape Tech High School Campus will be closed for our Electrical Upgrade Project beginning at 8 am July 11th and will reopen on Monday July 15th. 

During this time, our phone system may be down as well.  Please email the school, or use 724-859-7853 if you need to reach someone immediately.  

New Student Orientation 2019

We would like to welcome our first-year students and their families to Lenape Tech!!

Please join us for New Student Orientation in July.

General Operating Budget

The annual general operating budget for Lenape Technical School’s 2019-2020 school year, has been approved by the sending districts.  

The General Budget will be available for inspection at the Business Office of Lenape Area Vocational Technical School, during regular business hours until June 28, 2019.

Happy Summer!

Lenape Tech’s Summer Hours are Monday thru Thursday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The school is closed on Fridays. 

Live Stream Graduation 2019

Click here to view the live stream of this year's graduation ceremony!



Watch the Awards Ceremony live!

On Friday the 17 we will be streaming the Lenape Tech Awards live. Tune in to our Facebook page to watch! You can log on already and set a reminder.

Lenape Tech Wellness Committee Meeting

The Lenape Tech Wellness Committee will meet on Monday April 8th, 2019 in the Administrative Conference Room.  We invite members of the public, parents, and current students to join.  If you wish to attend, please contact Mrs. Diana Heuser at 724-763-5910. 

Lenape Tech is on a 2 HR Delay today 4/1/19
2019 Spring Open House

Join us for our 2019 Spring Open House! Guests are welcome to visit some of our 14 technical programs and visit other events like our first ever Prom Fashion Show and Touch-A-Truck. Raffles and door prizes will also be given out!

FOR SALE: John Bean EHP System V Rim Clamp Tire Machine

John Bean EHP System V Rim Clamp Tire Machine

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Good Morning, Due to Apollo-Ridge cancelling school today due to a power outage, Part-Time students from Apollo-Ridge may be picked up by a parent or guardian at Lenape Tech after 10:15 am.  If students are unable to be picked up, students may stay at Lenape Tech all day, and will return home on the same Lenape Tech Bus they ride in the morning.

For sale: Powder Coating Oven, Spray Booth with spray gun and Sand Blaster
Lenape open on Monday January 21st

Lenape Tech will be open on Monday January 21st as we are making up for a snow day!

Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance

We would like to recognize our Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance recipients for Trimester 1!

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Break

Lenape Tech will be closed November 22, 23, and 26th for Thanksgiving.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!!!

Lenape Tech is Closed Friday November 16th.
9th and 10th Grade Tours

On Oct. 15th and 16th, Lenape Staff will be welcoming 9th and 10th graders from our sending districts to tour our building.

Progress Report Pick Up

All parent/guardians are invited to come and meet your student's teachers this Thursday from 5-7 PM and Friday from 12:50 - 2:40.  The staff looks forward to meeting with you this week!

Important bus information for today 9/10/2018!

Due to multiple weather related road closures and detours, your child’s bus may be delayed this evening. Please check list below for available road closure and detour information.

  • State Route 156/State Route 210, South Bend Twp
  • Gibson School Road / US Route 422, Plumcreek Twp
  • Shuster Hollow Road / Evergreen Road, Gilpin Twp
  • Troy Hill Road, Rayburn Twp
  • State Route 85 / Wagner Road, Rayburn Twp
  • Garretts Run Road/ Crimm Road, Kittanning Twp
  • Crooked Creek Road / State Route 156, South Bend Twp
Due to the delay at West Shamokin High School

 Lenape Tech will continue to run a mid-day shuttle for students attending West Shamokin until school starts.

The shuttle will be stopping in Templeton Area, State Route 85 past Oscar Road, and Dayton Area.

Elderton Area students will be dropped off at West Shamokin High School.

 Students will be riding B-152

Depending on usage, times will be adjusted.  Lenape Staff will be assisting students on Tuesday with the shuttle.

Lenape Tech's Comprehensive Plan Public Review

The Comprehensive Planning process at Lenape Technical School was purposefully designed to be collaborative and include all stakeholders. A planning committee was formed to assist in the development of Lenape Technical School’s Comprehensive Plan. Key staff members and representatives as outlined by the PA Department of Education did participate in the development of the plan to ensure that multiple perspectives were considered.

The initial presentation of the Comprehensive Plan to the Joint Operating Committee occurred on June 21st, 2018. The period of public review and comment on the plan will continue until August 10, 2018. The plan will be presented to the Joint Operating Committee for approval on August 16th, 2018. The plan will be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by September 1, 2018 for review and approval.

Please click on the link below to review the plan.

Lenape Technical School Comprehensive Plan

All questions/comments should be directed to:

Wesley Kuchta

 Administrative Director

724-763-7116 Ext. 3310


2018-2019 New Student Orientation!!

Lenape Tech will be holding new-student orientation and welcome events to introduce incoming 10th and 11th grade students to the Lenape Family.  This is an opportunity for all first-year students new to Lenape Tech as well as their parents or guardians to come in for a meet-and-greet with your technical instructor, school administrators, and Lenape staff and give you a chance to ask questions and learn more about your school.

Spring Break

Lenape will be closed for Spring Break beginning Thursday March 29th through Monday April 2nd.  Classes will resume Tuesday April 3rd. 

Snap-on Wheeltronic Hoists for sale


Dear Parents/Guardians/Students

On Wednesday (12/27/17) one of our students died tragically.  A sudden loss like this can have a profound effect on students. It is important that we recognize this loss and offer help.  Counselors will be available THURSDAY December 28th from 11 am to 2 pm at the school to speak with any students who would like to talk with someone.  Counselors will also be available on January 2nd when school resumes.  



Season's Greetings

From all of us here at Lenape Tech, we wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season.  The school year is moving along quickly with the students hard at work, the staff is grateful for our students continued pursuit of their education.  Enjoy the Holiday Break and we look forward to seeing everyone back on Tuesday January 2nd!

Lenape Technical School will be closed from December 23rd thru January 2nd.

Snow make-up day

Our snow make-up day will be Monday January 15, 2018.

Lenape Tech is closed to day Thursday December 14th

Lenape Tech is Closed today, Thursday December 14th due to weather.  

Happy Thanksgiving

The staff at Lenape Technical School wishes you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving Break.  The school will be closed Thursday 11/23 - Monday 11/27.  School will resume on Tuesday November 28th!



FAFSA Workshop
FREE FAFSA Workshop!
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 * 5:30 pm * Lenape Tech Library
Progress Report Pickup PRP 2017

Mark your calendars for Progress Report Pickup this week! We will be having two presentations that may be of interest to our parents and students. One is from the Builder's Guild and the other is for students planning on financial aid for post-secondary education. We hope to see you there!

THURSDAY AUGUST 17th - Welcome Back!


 Thursday August 17th is our first student day.

New Student Orientation

July 12

  • Advertising /Digital Technology
  • BioMedical Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Natural Resources


Sessions begin at 8:30 AM!

Used Equipment/Tool Sale

Lenape Technical School will be holding a used equipment/tool sale on Thursday, July 13 from 8:00AM. to 4:00PM 

List of items for sale

Graduation 2018 Live Stream

See this page for tonight's Graduation live stream! The feed will become active a few minutes before 7:00 PM and the offical start of Graduation.

Graduation 2017 Information

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Lenape Tech's commencment ceremony will be held on May 26th, 2017 at 7:00PM in Lenape's gymnasium. This article contains all pertinent information about policies, procedures, and general information related to Lenape Tech’s commencement ceremony.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Please read the flyer concerning school vaccination requirements.  Check with your son or daughter’s physician if you have questions about their vaccinations.  There is also a toll-free number (1-877-PA-HEALTH) that you can call for more information.  Students entering 12th grade must have all their vaccinations on the FIRST day of school unless they are exempted (see flyer for a list of the exemptions). 


School immunizations 2017-2018


Lenape Tech Guidance Plan (339 Plan)
Lenape is closed March 24th

Lenape Technical School is closed on Friday March 24th.

NOCTI Testing!


March 21st is Lenape Technical School’s NOCTI Performance Day.  All 10th graders are not to report to Lenape Technical School on March 21st.  All 10th graders should contact their home school to arrange for morning transportation.

All Part-Time Seniors and Co-Op Students are required to attend all day on March 21st.

Students at the Lenape Technical School in grade 12 will be participating in the National Occupational Competency (NOCTI)  Job Ready Assessment during March and April.  Students will be tested in two areas.  The written (given the week of April 24th) test covers factual knowledge, technical information and the understanding of principles and problem solving related to the students chosen technical program.  The performance test (given on March 21st) allows the student to demonstrate that they have the skills required to do the job.  The test will take place in the student’s shop where local business and industry persons will evaluate the student’s performance.  The test are sent to the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute for scoring.

Please encourage your student to do the best that he/she can on both assessment.  Should you have any additional questions concerning this matter, please to contact Mr. Kuchta at (724) 763-7116 extension 3303

Lenape Joint Operating Committee Budget Meetings


Lenape Joint Operating Committee Meetings

The regular meetings of the Lenape Joint Operating Committee of the Armstrong County Area Vocational-Technical School Board are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in room A127 of the NexTier Adult Ed Learning Center at Lenape Technical School, 104 Armstrong Street, Ford City, PA 16226.

The Lenape Technical School does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in its services, programs, or activities.  If you are in an individual with a disability and wish to attend the public meetings, and you would require auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact Diana Heuser at 724-763-5910 to discuss how Lenape may best accommodate your needs.


Progress Report Pick Up

Please join us for Progress Report Pick Up on Thursday Jan. 12th from 5-7 pm and Friday Jan 13th from 12:50-2:45 pm.  Teachers will be available to meet regarding your students grades and upcoming assignments. 

Report Cards - End of Trimester 1 Report Card
Progress Report Pick Up

Progress Report Pick Up is next Thursday (9/29) from 5 – 7 PM and Friday (9/30) from 12:46-2:45 PM here at the school.  This is a great time to not only get your student’s progress report, but to meet your student’s Teachers and other Lenape Staff Members!

Financial Aid Night

If your student is interested in attending a Post-Secondary Education Institution, please join us on Monday September 19th at 6 pm.  This informative session will outline financial aid options as well as an overview of the process and application for financial aid.  If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance Office at 724-763-7116 Ext. 3304.

End of School Year

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!  The staff and administration wish you all the best.  For our returning and new students, school will begin on August 17th.  Everyone, have a safe and enjoyable summer. 

If you need to contact anyone at Lenape, we will be here Mondays through Thursdays 7:00 to 3:30.


Regarding evacuation of Lenape Tech

Midmorning on Friday, May 13, 2016, officials at Lenape Tech in Manor Township, Armstrong County, PA, followed protocol upon learning of a potential building emergency.  Students and staff evacuated the high school to the nearby Adult Learning Center from where they were dismissed from school for the day.  Families were notified of the dismissal via the school’s broadcast system. 

The school safety team mobilized resources to verify safety and security of the buildings and campuses.  Pennsylvania State Police responded immediately to the school securing the area.  A search was conducted by officers and by a canine specializing in explosives with negative results.  At no time was there a weapon or explosive recovered.  The investigation is ongoing. 

The safety of our students and staff is always our utmost priority, states Karen Brock, Assistant Director/Principal

Enrollment information

For information about 2016-2017 enrollment, please go to the guidance page for information and application.  Deadline for enrollment in April 15, 2016.  For questions about enrollment, please call 724-763-7116 x3304. 

NOCTI Assessment & 10th graders

On Tuesday March 22nd, all Lenape seniors will be participating in the NOCTI performance assessment.  On this day, 10th graders DO NOT report to Lenape.  All juniors report as normal.  All seniors (full and part-time students) need to report to Lenape by 7:25 am. 

Snow Make-up Day

Lenape will now be open on Tuesday March 29th. 

Parent/Family Night - March 10, 2016

Current 9th and 10th grade Students and their Parents are invited to spend an evening at Lenape Tech to discuss educational opportunities and meet teachers in any of Lenape's 15 Technical Programs.  To register, please contact Lorie at 724-763-7116 ext 3300 or email parslor@lenape.k12.pa.us

Please include the following information:

  1. Name of Student and Parent/Guardian;
  2. Phone Number
  3. Three (3) technical programs you wish to learn more about.

Registration is at 5:30 with the program running from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Graduation Information



Cap & Gowns, Graduation announcements & all other Balfour orders and money will be taken on  February 3, 2016, during school at Lenape Tech.  Order forms were distributed to all seniors the week of January 11th. 


All seniors participating in Lenape Tech Graduation need a Lenape Cap & Gown.  If you have any questions or need additional order forms, please contact Mrs. Ligus in Guidance 724-763-7116 ext. 3306



Financial Aid Information

Lenape Technical School will be hosting the following event:

FAFSA Completion Night (Financial Aid forms):

Monday, January 25, 2016 (6pm – 8pm)

Call Mr. Jones at (724) 763-7116 ext. 3308 to reserve your seat.

Message from our Principal

November 2015

It is hard to believe but we have just finished our first trimester.  Report cards were mailed home last week.  If you have any concerns about your student’s report card,  please contact the guidance counselors, Mrs. Ligus or Mr. Jones.  They will be happy to help anyway they can. 

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School Safety Survey

Click here to take the survey!

(If asked, use survey PIN# 4321)

Skills USA
Dental Check-up - SMILE program Dental Check-up - SMILE program

On December 20, 2016 Lenape Technical is hosting the SMILES program, a mobile dental clinic, for our full and part time students.  A letter about the program was sent with trimester 1 report cards.  Below is a copy of that letter from our school nurse, Mrs. Schnaubelt.

Community Awareness Day

Fall Family Celebration and Resource Fair

WHO: Children, Teens, Families
WHEN: Monday, October 26, 2015, 4:30pn -7:00pm
WHERE: Lenape Technical School

Job Opportunities

Check out some local job opportunities!

Picture Day is Tuesday, August 25
Be prepared by ordering online at mylifetouch.com

• No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online
• See more options available online
• Use credit card or PayPal on our secure site


Dear Families of Lenape Technical School

Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 school year at the Lenape Technical School and to our new website! I hope that you have enjoyed your summer and are feeling ready to start a new school year. How quickly summer ends though, and our thoughts begin to focus on the start of another great school year! As Lenape’s assistant director / principal, I am very excited to meet new students and families and to catch up with our returning students and families. 

Welcome to our new website!

As you can see, a lot of things have changed around here. We are excited about the new look and we hope you will find the new site easier to navigate and find what you are looking for.

School Hours

Please note that Lenape’s school day has changed. Monday - Thursday school is in session from 7:25 to 2:40. On Fridays, students are in session from 7:25 to 12:40.


Our Mission

Lenape Tech will develop the foundation for students to succeed in an ever changing, technological world by providing an active learning environment which will lead to a prosperous and rewarding future for self, family, and community.

Graduation 2019 Information

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Lenape Tech's commencment ceremony will be held on May 24th, 2019 at 7:00PM in Lenape's gymnasium. This article contains all pertinent information about policies, procedures, and general information related to Lenape Tech’s commencement ceremony.

Family Night At Lenape Tech!

Come out and see the many opportunities for future success that are available here at Lenape Tech.  By meeting with faculty and school leaders while touring the school, see how EDUCATION AT WORK at Lenape works for students!  

Thursday, March 8, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

This year, in addition to program tours, check out our 2 Additional Seminars highlighting excellent opportunties for students.  

Contact Mrs. Parsell to register at 724-763-7116.  Click here for the registration form.

Picture Day

Student Picture Day is this Thursday August 23th at Lenape Tech!

Please click here for an attachment from Lifetouch on how you can order pictures ahead of time!

Prom Information

Lenape Tech’s prom will be held at the 10th Street Station on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The prom will begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 10:00 p.m. Below is all pertinent information about policies, procedures, and general information related to Lenape Tech’s prom.

No School

School will be closed Friday April 22nd and Monday April 25.   These days were scheduled as snow make-up days.

The Yearbook of 2019 is now available!

You can get it here!

Congratulations Leroy Zacherl and Ryan Kuntz!

Lenape Tech is very proud of Leroy and Ryan, two of our Automotive Technology students, who came in First Place in the Western Pennsylvania Automotive Competition sponsored by CCAC & the Greater Pittsburgh Automotive Dealers Association (GPADA)

2018 Armstrong Jr/Sr HS and West Shamokin HS Mid-Day Shuttle Stops

The link below is the satellite bus stops are for Part-Time AM Armstrong Junior-Senior High School students and Part-Time AM West Shamokin High School students only until Armstrong School District begins their school year.  These shuttle busses will drop students off at the designated areas from Thursday, 8/16 through Friday, 8/31.  The shuttle busses will be leaving Lenape Technical School at approximately 10:15 each day that school is in session.  Any day that students are not able to arrange transportation from these stops or be picked up directly at Lenape will be marked as an excused absence.  Regular shuttle service to Armstrong Junior-Senior High School and West Shamokin High School will begin on Tuesday, 9/4


2018 Shuttle Bus Lists for Armstrong Jr/Sr. HS and West Shamokin HS

Snow Make-Up Days

Students will now in session on February 20th, April 3rd and May 7th.  

Congratulations to our T-2 Outstanding Students!
The School Year is Almost Upon Us!

The staff of Lenape Technical School has worked hard to get ready for the 2016-2017 School Year!  The 1st Day of school for Lenape Technical School is Wednesday August 17th!  This is a reminder that all students should be in their 1st period class by 7:25 AM.  The school’s staff will be available to help students find their 1st period class.  We look forward to seeing all students on August 17th!

Re-scheduling of the April 21st JOC meeting

The regular April meeting of the Lenape Joint Operating Committee of the Armstrong County Area Vocational-Technical School Board, which was schedule for April 21st, is cancelled.  The meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 28th, at 6:30 p.m. in room A127 of the NexTier Adult Learning Center, 104 Armstrong Street, Ford City, PA.  .

Good Luck to the Lenape Tech Fall Sports and Activities Students

Lenape's Staff wishes our students competing and showcasing their talents on the field this fall a great season! 

AWS and Lincoln Electric Scholarship Weld-Off
Brandon Grates
Lenape Tech Senior Welding Student
1st Place - AWS and Lincoln Electric Scholarship Weld-Off. December 2017
Brandon Grates
For Brandon’s Efforts, Brandon earned over $5,000 dollars in scholarships to attend Lincoln Electric’s Comprehensive Welding Program!
Budget Meetings

There will be a meeting of the Lenape Technical School JOC Budget Committee held for the purpose of planning/preparing the 2018-2019 operating budget. The meetings will take place prior to the regular meetings scheduled Thursday, February 15, 2018 and Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 6:00 P.M. in room A127 of the NexTier Adult Ed Learning Center at Lenape Technical School, 104 Armstrong Street, Ford City, PA 16226, with the regular meetings immediately following.

2016 Yearbook

You can order your copy here!

Welcome Spring!

March 2016

With the arrival of an early spring (thank-you Punxsutawney Phil), come thoughts of the school year ending.  The next ten weeks will be flying by.  Our seniors are defintely looking forward to graduation on May 27th.  Between now and then they are going to be very busy with their NOCTI assessments, job skills demonstration speeches and finalizing their post Lenape plans.  Many of our students already know what they are going to do and are heading off to post-secondary education (2 year and 4 year programs), union joint apprenticeship training programs, the workforce and the military. 

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VIDEO - Success in the New Economy

“Success in the New Economy” by Kevin Fleming

A video about post-secondary education and the workforce

Contact Us

Lenape Technical School, an equal opportunity employer, shall not discriminate in their educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry or any other legally protected classification.  Publication of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights of 1964,  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.  Inquires should be directed to the Special Programs Coordinator, 503/504 / ADA Coordinator, and Title IX Coordinator, Lenape Tech, 2215 Chaplin Avenue, Ford City, PA  16226.  Telephone: 724-763-7116