Employment Opportunities

Technology Education Teacher --High School
Deadline to apply:  April 25
Beginning Date:  2014-15 School Year

French/Spanish Teacher
Deadline to apply:  April 25, 2014
Beginning Date:  2014-15 School Year

Spanish/German Teacher
Deadline to apply:  April 25, 2014
Beginning Date:  2014-15 School Year

Technology Education Teacher (1/2 day)
Penn Middle School
Deadline to apply:  April 25, 2014
Beginning Date:  2014-15 School Year

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

Kennywood School Picnic Information

Kennywood Ticket Sales will be on Wednesday, April 30 at each school.  Cost $25.00.  Public ticket sales will take place at the Field House from 8:30 am to 12 noon.  Additional information will be sent home with the students and will also be posted here on the website some time in mid-April.

Warrior Outlet

We are proud to announce the launch of our online school store. All products are designed and/or produced by our students and staff.  Take a look at the page.  www.warrioroutlet.org

District Announcements

Support Franklin Regional Students
T-shirts designed by PTHS Business class.  $10.00 each.  Order in Store or by calling:  724-853-3764

Beauty and the Beast

No School Monday, April 21
(District Offices will be open 7:00 to 3:00)

PT Aqua Club - Summer 2014
Pre-aqua Registration
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
PT High School - Pool Hallway
6:00 - 8:00 pm
PTAC will conduct their Pre-Aqua swim program for boys and girls in the PT School District that are interested in pursuing the PT Aqua Club Summer Session. We also accept registrations from outside of PT, so please pass the 
word along to family and friends in our neighboring districts! 

and New Student Registration
If you have a new student for the 2014-2015 school year, please register your child by calling the school office.   All information for Incoming Kindergarten students comes in the mail after we receive your registration! We will take all the necessary information over the phone.  

The first Incoming Kindergarten event is April 23rd, 2014 - Our Kindergarten Kick Off Night.  Details will be mailed home in March!  Contact the school your child will be attending with any questions! Thanks!

 Kindergarten Registration Letter 2014

Trafford Middle School Spring Band Concert  
April 24, 2014
TMS Bands will perform their Spring Concert on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 PM in the Trafford Middle School Auditorium. The concert will feature the middle school’s sixth grade band, seventh/eighth grade band, and the jazz band. The concert is open to the public.

Trafford Middle School Chorus Concert
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00 pm - Night at the Movies - Academy Award winning songs from movies - will feature the 7th, 7th and 8th grade combined chorus, the 8th grade chorus, dances, vocal solos and instrumental solos.

Rescheduling of June Board Meeting
The date of the Regular Board Meeting of the Penn-Trafford Board of School Directors has been changed from Monday, June 9, 2014 to Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Penn-Trafford High School Library in Harrison City, PA.

PT Summer Academy 
Summer Academy offers students from the Penn-Trafford School District and students from any other high school the opportunity to get a jump on their secondary career.  Students will be instructed through a blended learning format, which includes f
ace-to-face instruction as well as utilizing the Internet to afford each student a more personalized learning experience.   Students are provided control over the time, place, path, and/or pace of his or her learning.  All classes are taught by Penn-Trafford Teachers who are adjunct college professors at LaRoche College and Mt. Aloysius College. Upon successful completion of the college class(es) students will receive 3 college credits.  College classes do not fulfill Penn-Trafford High School graduation requirements.

Courses Offered

College World Literature
College Political Science
Driver's Ed Behind the Wheel
Driver's Ed Theory
Computer Science Camp

Financial Aid Meeting
For those who missed this guidance financial seminar, below is the PowerPoint presentation for you to view.
Financial Aid Workshop -- PowerPoint Presentation

WPIAL Basketball Championships will be televised on Xfinity TV On Demand.
All Xfinity TV subscribers with Digital Starter and above packages get free access to the XFINITY WPIAL High School Basketball Championships through the “Get Local Folder then selecting - Sports - HS Basketball- WPIAL Finals.Games available on Demand menu beginning Monday, March 3, 2014.

PTHS Yearbooks are now on sale and can be ordered online or by phone through Jostens.  1-877-767-5217

The last day to order yearbooks is May 1.

Jostens Website

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)

PowerSchool Access
If you have any questions or problems accessing your account or creating a parent single sign-on, please contact Beverly Formato at 724-744-4496, ext 4029 or formatob@penntrafford.org

(Click here) for Links to PowerSchool

PTCEF Website (click here)

Student News

PMEA All-State Concert Band
Teresa Northcraft, a junior at Penn- Trafford HS, will be representing our school during the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association State Conference in Hershey, PA.  The PMEA All- State Concert Band will be under the direction of Andrew Boysen from the University of New Hampshire.

Congratulations to Kevin Lee
The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra announced the 2014 Young Artists Competition Winners’ recital that was held on Sunday, February 9, 2014  at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center, in downtown Greensburg.

Instrumental -- 1st place – Kevin Lee, violin (Penn MS 8th grader) – student of Jennifer Dail

Link:  http://westmorelandsymphony.org/news/

PT Middle 3 inline Championship defeated Chartiers  Valley on Saturday morning clinching the championship.  are students are from Penn Middle and Trafford Middle in the picture.  Score was 2-0.

Congratulations Mackenzie Smith (6th Grade-Penn Middle School) for auditioning and making it into the Westmoreland Children's Chorus.  The Westmoreland Children's Chorus is composed of students living in Westmoreland County who are in 3rd-8th grade.

Congratulations to Jonah Graffius on being selected as a Finalist for a National Merit Scholarship.  Jonah hopes to be selected for a scholarship among more that 15,000 Finalists.  
Good Luck Jonah!

Noble Warrior Award

Breanne Perelstine, Kristy Speranza, Chris Morris, Julie Downs, Taylor Powell, Roman Capalbo, Jessica Wisnewski, Eric Quinter, Johnathon Guzik and Callie Sheehy.
Seated:  James McCloskey, Benjamin Harper and Ben Long

Congratulations to Cameron Breze!
Cameron was accepted into the Prestigious Pennsylvania Governor's School for Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. This is a five week program that provides enrichment experiences in science and math and encourages students to pursue careers in science and technology.  Only 60 students statewide were accepted into this years program of 515 applicants.

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 21
No School
Act 80 Day
Progress Reports
Sent out this week
Wednesday, May 7
Parent Advisory Council
Administration Building
9:30 am
Friday, May 23
Report Cards
(may be mailed)
Report Period Ends
Monday, June 2
School Board Meeting
7:00 pm, high school library
Thursday, June 19
School Board Meeting
Regular Meeting
7:00 pm, high school library
Monday, July 7
District Offices Closed
All offices District-Wide closed.


Today, 4/21/2014
High: 74 Low: 40
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/22/2014
High: 62 Low: 52
Chance rain showers
66% chance of precipitation.