Saint Marys Area Middle School

979 S. St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857 Phone: 814.781.2148
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Open House for Middle School is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3 from 6 pm until 8 pm.  ****  Picture day for Middle School students is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3.  ****

Meet the Teacher

¡Buenas!  Es un placer conocerte.
Hello.  My name is Mrs. Jennifer Yavorsky Tamburlin and I have had the pleasure of teaching in the St. Marys Area School District since 2003.  I am a SMAHS graduate Class of '99.  I have a B.A. in Spanish as well as a B.S. in Spanish Education K-12 from Duquesne University.   In addition I have attained a Master's Equivalency in Spanish from Tech de Monterrey/Univ of Northern Iowa.  My most recent achievement is attaining my Google for Education Certified Trainer Certificate.
Over the years I have enjoyed teaching all levels of High School and Middle School Spanish. Since 2014 I have assumed the role as the SMA Virtual Academy Coordinator, and as of 2015 I have also begun my efforts as an instructional technology coach for the middle school.
From November through May my school day is extended to head up the St. Marys Area High School Dance Team as their coach and choreographer.  This is a program that I have been involved with nearly since its initiation and am very proud to have had the opportunity to work with such talented students and staff over the years.  I plan on expanding this program to the the middle school starting fall of 2017. 
Outside of my career, I have a passion for global travel and have adopted the following motto:
"I haven't been everywhere, but it is on my list." - Susan Sontag

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MS Dance Team Starting

MS Dance Team will have its first practice Monday, September 10th during SCORE & after school until 4pm. 
Forms will be handed out during both practices (SCORE & after school) for parents.  Please complete and return by the end of the week. 
If students are in basketball, they should come to the SCORE practice.  If students are in band/chorus, they should attend the after school practice. 
Students are welcome to come to both sessions if able. 

Middle School Dance Team (After School)

Middle School Dance Team will continue to meet on Wednesdays after school until 4pm.  The location as of 11/29/2017 will be in the HS cafeteria.  They will be practicing alongside the HS team learning new warmups and techniques.  They will also get to work on and showcase their 2 routines.  

Google Classroom

Get a head start by joining your Spanish Google Classroom now! 
Go to > Click the + > Join Class > Enter unique code
Be sure to double check which section you are in before joining.
  • Spanish 8 - 1st period - Days 1,3,5 ~ A,C,E:  99rps4
  • Spanish 8 - 1st period - Days 2,4,6 ~ B,D,F:  b1gnnf
  • Spanish 7 - 2nd period - Days 1,3,5 ~ A,C,E: ae3k7h
  • Spanish 7 - 2nd period - Days 2,4,6 ~ B,D,F:  md7dmme

Brush Up Your Spanish for the 1st Day of Class.

 8th Graders, 
We will be using Duolingo again this year!  Get started reviewing now by using your same account from last year.  You will have a jump start on your first assignment by beginning now! Go to & sign in just as you did last year with your account.

What do I do if I lose my Duolingo password?

Go to, click on Login and select Forgot password. You will then receive a message from us at the email address you used to sign up. If you are a parent or a teacher and a student forgot their password, you can reset it from your account.


7th Graders, 

You too can start discovering Spanish through Duolingo.  Use this link:  to join your classroom.  (7th graders only).  Start playing, completing lessons and earning XP points!  You may just come to class knowing something already! 

¡Buena Suerte!