Employment Opportunities

Substitute Custodians Needed
Substitute Custodians for all shifts as needed.  Must be available for "on call" on weekends and holidays as needed, $9.75/hr. Interested persons should forward letter of interest and resume to : Penn-Trafford School District, Attn:  HR, P.O. Box 530, Harrison City, PA  15636. EOE

Cafeteria Substitute Employees Needed
Please contact Robin Duff, General Manager, ARAMARK Education K12  724-744-2664

Warrior Outlet

All products are designed and/or produced by our students and staff.   


Back to School

Thursday, August 21st

Menus and bus rosters have been updated.

District Announcements

Bus Schedules 2014-15
The new schedules for Penn-Trafford students are now listed.  

PT High School Renovation Updates 
August 15, 2014 Update

Naming Rights Presentation

Ground Breaking Presentation

We are looking for PTHS students who want a chance to share their acting talent or explore The dramatic arts for the first time! 

There will be open auditions for all 9-12 grade PTHS students who would like an opportunity to participate in this fall's play, "The Outsiders."  Based on the novel by S.E. Hinton, we are looking for male and female actors to fill the roles of the Greasers and the Socs, Pony Boy, Soda Pop, Cherri Valance and Marcia, along with many, many more!!

For more information on the fall play and auditions, please visit www.pthschoraldramadepartment.com

PowerSchool Parent/Student Access 
Access is now open to parents and students.  Parents who created login usernames and passwords in the past do not need to create new ones.  If you have any problems logging in or creating new accounts please contact Beverly Formato at 724-744-4496, ext. 4029.
PowerSchool Link

Attention Parents!
According to the National Defense Authority Authorization Act of 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and the PA Act 10 (Armed Forces Recruiting Act), schools are required to provide names, addresses, and telephone numbers of students entering their junior and senior years to the various branches of the military.  If a parent wishes to withhold this information, they may contact the high school by October 30, 2014 to have the student's name removed from this list.  If you wish to remove your child's name, please email Pam Albert albertp@penntrafford.org.  Otherwise, this information will be released to military branches.

Backpacks-to-Go Program
Back to school shopping? As you back to school shop, please consider purchasing a backpack to donate to the "Backpacks-to-Go" program. 
As a reminder, the “Backpacks-to-Go” Program is a supplemental nutrition program that is new to the Penn- Trafford School District. Through the “Backpacks-to-Go” program, we provide a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks for weekends to our children. This program was developed in response to ongoing student needs with no weekend access to the school breakfast and/or lunch program. In April 2014, we piloted the program at Harrison Park and the high school. This program will be implemented district-wide starting in September 2014. Children enrolled in the program, by parent request, take home a backpack with nutritious food in a safe, easy and discreet manner on the designated Fridays. The food items and included menu suggestions may be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner for Saturday and Sunday. Some of the child-friendly foods may include: peanut butter and jelly, easy-open canned fruit, applesauce, puddings, cereal, raisins, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, soup and canned pasta. We offer the “Backpacks-to-Go” on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month during the school year with adjustments made for holidays. These backpacks are given directly to the children without requiring their parents to pick up the food at a location. By meeting basic needs of our children, we hope each child will be better able to focus on learning and schoolwork instead of an ‘empty feeling’ or worry about the next meal. We are in need of backpacks. Our primary need for backpacks is for boys in grades 3-5 and for boys and girls in grades 6-12. If you are able to donate a backpack or would like to make a monetary donation, please contact Lauren Traill, Elementary School Counselor, at trailll@penntrafford.org or Pat Blahovec, High School Nurse, at blahovecp@penntrafford.org.  Thank you for your support! 

Westmoreland Community Federal Credit Union is now open at Penn-Trafford High School for students. To read more about the Student Credit Union Branch, click on the following link:   (Click here for more information)

PTCEF Website (click here)

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 21
First Day of School

Tuesday, September 2
School Board Meeting
Information/Committee Meeting
7:00 pm
Penn-Trafford High School Cafeteria
Wednesday, September 3
Elementary President's Council Meeting
All meetings will be at the administration building at 9:30 am. This group includes PTO presidents, the superintendent and the administrative staff.
Tuesday, September 9
Penn-Trafford High School Open House
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, September 11
Penn Middle School Open House
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Trafford Middle School Open House
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, September 16
Open House
Elementary (Grade K-2)
(Trafford Elementary K-5)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, September 18
Elementary Open House
(Grades 3-5)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Today, 8/20/2014
High: 80 Low: 66
Rain showers likely
58% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/21/2014
High: 81 Low: 66
Chance thunderstorms
43% chance of precipitation.