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

Bus Drivers Needed
First Student 
Manor, PA  15665
Phone:  724-863-1185

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

Norwin Chamber of Commerce

Norwin Chamber of Commerce  

Warrior Outlet

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


District Announcements

WCMEA Senior County Chorus
On November 19 and 20, 2015, nine PTHS Choral Members participated in the WCMEA Senior High School County Chorus Festival at Greater Latrobe High School.  While there, junior Katelynn Powell was awarded a solo.  Congratulations on a job well done!  Students from left to right are:  Jessica Sapp, Jonathan Burkhart, Katelynn Powell, Lucas Freilino, Victoria Cantini, Haley Forringer, Meredith Bennett, Natasha Popovich, and Cameron Clausner.

Sadie Hawkins Dance
Friday, Dec. 4
7:30 – 10:30
Penn Trafford High School Cafeteria
Cost is $10
Tickets on sale from November 19 until December 2. See an FBLA member during all lunches to purchase a ticket. Outside Guest forms are available in the office, or when purchasing a ticket. Contact Mrs. Corna or Mrs. Palmer with any questions.

Trafford Holiday Happenings
The District-Wide Fifth Grade Chorus along with the Trafford Middle School Band will be performing on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 5:00 – 6:30 for "Trafford Holiday Happenings".  The groups will be performing in the parking area next to the Library/Borough Building in Trafford. The Santa parade will begin at 6:30 and will travel from Haymaker village across the bridge and continue up main street then turn on to Cavitt Avenue and then proceed down third street and come back up to the Borough building on Rt 993 for the lighting of the Christmas tree. There are festivities after the tree lighting in the Manchester Room.  Come Celebrate the season with the students as we Sing and play favorite Holiday songs.

PTHS Christmas Concert
On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the PTHS Choral Department will be presenting its annual Christmas Concert for the public. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm and will include Select Choir, Mixed Chorus, Encore and Ovation. Due to the ongoing renovations to the high school auditorium, the Christmas Choral Concert will be performed in the PTHS gymnasium. We hope to see you there!

Penn Middle School Library Renovation
At Penn Middle School, our library is already a good place for students to do research, read a book, or collaborate on class projects with their peers – but it is in need of a serious update. Our goal is to renovate the existing space into a full library media center by improving student services and expanding our community presence.   “Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.”  - R. David Lankes, professor at Syracuse University.  Please help Penn Middle School build a GREAT Library!

PMEA District 1Choral Festival
The PTHS Choral Department is proud to announce that junior Natasha Popovich was selected through an audition process to participate in the PMEA District 1 Choral Festival to be held February 3-5, 2016 at Penn Hills High School.  Great job Natasha!  Congratulations!

Toys for Tots 2015 Information

Sign up and pick up information

2015 Irwin Signup Dates And Times
(Calvary Assembly Of God - 8653 PA Ave Behind Kohls)

Saturday November 21st - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday November 22nd - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday November 28th - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Sunday November 29th - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Penn-Trafford School District
Comprehensive Plan 2015
The comprehensive district plan is a requirement of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) whereby all districts must have a multi-year plan with goals and strategies.  These goals are formulated after reviewing focused questions provided by PDE based on the largest areas of need identified for the district.  The Plan will guide our continuous improvement efforts to identify future goals and improve educational opportunities and achievement for all students.  This plan is open for district review for 28 days prior to board approval in November of 2015.

NACF College Fair
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
February 4 - 9:00 am - 1200 pm
February 4 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
February 5 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.gotomyncf.com

This fair is an excellent opportunity for students to explore career and college options. Free and open to the public.  National College Fairs allow students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions.

Central Career and Technology Center 

PTHS Yearbook 2015-16


Backpacks-to-Go Program
Back to school shopping? As you back to school shop, please consider purchasing a gift card to Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, or Giant Eagle or food to donate to the “Backpacks-to-go program."  (more information)

Penn-Trafford Student Parking 
Student parking at Penn-Trafford High School is a privilege, and is offered only to seniors, during construction. Applications can be found on the Penn-Trafford Athletic Website or can be picked up in the High School Main Office starting on Monday, August 3.  A lottery will be held for senior applicants that submit their information by the Monday, August 10 deadline. Lottery results will be posted at the Main Office entrance on Monday, August 17 by 7:00 am. There will be approximately 50 upper lot parking spots, which will cost $75.00. Those will be given to those names picked 1–38. The remaining spots will cost $50.00 at the Warrior Center Lot. Shuttles will run daily, 7:05, 7:10 and 7:15 am. If you miss the shuttle you must walk up to the school. No exceptions will be made. There will be a shuttle after school to take students back to the Warrior Center Lot. 

Student Parking Information and Parking Regulations

2015-16 Parking Pass Form

Middle School Math Curriculum Flowcharts

Please click on the attached letter to read about our fund raising campaign for a much needed new Nature Center at Deer Valley. Thank you in advance for you donations to this worthy cause.  (LETTER)


We are required by law to release a list of our junior and senior students to the various branches of our United States Armed Forces.  If you do not want your student's name to appear on this list, please be sure to notify Mrs. Albert in the guidance office at Penn-Trafford High School by email at albertp@penn-trafford.org. Thank you!

PT High School Renovation Updates 

Slideshow -- November 20, 2015

Naming Rights Presentation

Ground Breaking Presentation

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 9
Elementary Presidentís Council Meeting
Administration Building
9:30 am

Grading Periods / Report Cards

End of 1st 9 weeks:  October 29, 2015
Progress notices:  September 29, 2015
Report cards:  November 6, 2015

End of 2nd 9 weeks:  January 15, 2016
Progress notices:  December 7, 2015
Report cards:  January 22, 2016

End of 3rd 9 weeks:  March 21, 2016
Progress notices:  February 18, 2016
Report cards:  April 1, 2016

End of 4th 9 weeks:  May 27, 2016
Progress notices:  April 27, 2016
Report cards:  June 2, 2016

Early Dismissal Schedule

High School   12:25 pm
Middle School     1:00 pm
Elementary     1:35 pm

Elementary President's Council Meetings

Wednesday, September 3, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

All meetings will be at the administration building at 9:30 a.m.  This group includes PTO presidents, the superintendent and the administrative staff.

Parent Advisory Council Meetings

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

All meetings will be at the administration building at 9:30 a.m.  These meetings are open to any parent in the district.


Penn-Trafford Community Education Foundation

PTCEF Website (click here)


Today, 12/1/2015
High: 57 Low: 42
Rain showers
86% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/2/2015
High: 48 Low: 34
Chance rain showers
33% chance of precipitation.

Penn-Trafford Adult Education Information