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    It is difficult to believe the second

    semester for the 2016-2017 year is

    just around the corner.

    Diehl parents need to be aware of the

    expanding resources available to them

    through Diehl Elementary. Check out

    the bulletin board in the front lobby

    opposite the office.

    bulletin board

    Be sure to

    visit the library and spend some

    time examining  resource books

    available to parents. Books about

    reading skills as well as math, science,

    and testing are available for check out.




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Celebrate Reading!

Reading Seuss
Celebrate Reading 
February 27 --- March 3, 2017
Monday – Green Eggs and Ham- wear as much green as possible
Tuesday- Fox in Socks- wear wacky socks
Wednesday- If I Ran the Zoo- wear animal print
 Thursday- Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss           Theo Geisel
Dress up like your favorite Dr. Seuss character
Friday-The Cat in the Hat- wear your favorite hat
The More You Read
School Performance Profile

Click above to view our PA Department of Education School Performance Profile

FAQs | Overview | Video Tour

Welcome to Diehl School

John C. Diehl Elementary School - Home of the Eagles  
John C. Diehl Elementary School is a neighborhood public elementary school located at 2327 Fairmont Parkway in Erie, Pennsylvania. We currently have 510 students in grades Kindergarten through Grade Eight.

Our school focuses on meeting the needs of each of our students while teaching a specific sequence of content in each grade level. Diehl Elementary School’s curriculum parallels the recently adopted PA Common Core Standards. These standards require a rigorous and comprehensive academic curriculum and range of subjects including:  World History, Geography, American History, the Sciences, Literature, Writing, Mathematics, Visual Arts, and Music.

Diehl Elementary School embraces diversity.  The children and families in our school community are a diverse cross section of many different cultures, ethnic groups and languages. Seventy-two percent of the school population is comprised of minority students.  Thirty-five percent of our students are African American; 27.7% are Caucasian; 18.8% are Hispanic; and 18.5% are of other ethnic groups.  John C. Diehl Elementary School has an English as a Second Language Program. We educate children from 24 different countries, who speak 15 different languages. The students speak Bosnian, Spanish, Arabic, Albanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Sudanese, Somalian, Swahili, French, Kirundi, Bantu, Burmese, Vietnamese, Nepali, and Mai-Mai.

John C. Diehl Elementary School has twenty-three dedicated and experienced classroom teachers, four special education teachers, and two School-Wide Specialists who provide special help in Reading and Math. We also have two full-time teachers who provide instruction for our English Language Learners.  Our related arts teachers provide music, art, and physical education classes on a weekly basis.  In addition, we have a guidance counselor and a speech therapist. Our school operates on the full-inclusion model. This allows us to accommodate children's special needs within the regular classroom.

In The News

                                    Diehl is part of the "Pick of the Litter"!
 Diehl NIE
John C. Diehl students participated in the 2016 International Coastal Clean Up as part of NOAA's marine debris grant. The School District of the City of Erie is one of twelve programs to received funding as part of the competitive, nationwide grant awards. Students and teachers in grqdes 4 and 5 will participate in the two year program that combines curriculum with stewardship and sustainability.
Take the time to check out the complete Newspaper in Education story included with this web posting. Just click the link below and download the pdf to read about Diehl and six other EPS schools  

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa                       

Click here to view the Erie News Now Story

Breakfast With Santa Diehl 2016
Thank you to Simone Cuccurullo for covering our Diehl Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Held at John C. Diehl Elementary from 9:00 AM through 11:00 AM, approximately 60 families and nearly 100 children shared breakfast, make Christmas crafts, sang Christmas Carols, and had the opportunity to speak with the jolly man himself, Santa Claus.
Check out the accompanying link for the news story and visit our photo gallery to share the holiday joy of our students and parents this enchanted morning!

What's New?!?

PJAS Diehl 2017
7 First Awards; 2 Second Awards
Nine students from Diehl stepped up to the challenge and
presented individual science research projects at the 83rd
regional meet for the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of
Science on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Behrend campus
of PSU.
The following students received a first award and earned the
opportunity to attend the state meeting held at Penn State
Main campus in May.
Riley Abersold
Kenny Morales
Freddi Aranda
Caleb Balzer
Damien Krysiak
Zainab AlTamimi
Rukaya Kareem
Second Awards went to Henry Olongo and Jamine Johnson. 

Mission Statement

John C. Diehl School is

a community of learners
committed to achievement, citizenship and excellence. 
Focused on the common goal that Knowledge is Power,
our future are the students
who come through our doors.

How to Reach Us

2327 Fairmont Parkway
Erie, PA 16510
Phone (814) 874-6585

Dana Gilmore

Mary Lynn Ganska
Assistant Principal

Car Challenge


Each year grade 6 students at Diehl welcome engineering students from PSU Behrend. The students and their professors present a brief workshop for Diehl students providing an opportunity to work with computer design software and plastics engineering development and production. 
Students are asked what they would like to see in a custom designed race car. Once ideas have been discussed, engineering students and Diehl students discuss and design an actual race car. The design is produced and then put to the test.
Once again, Diehl grade 6 won the competition! Check out the photo gallery in our STEM page area for more pics! 

Bell Schedule

Opening Bell     Closing Bell
8:00 a.m.           2:30 p.m.