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  

District Announcements

2016 Summer Instrumental Music Camp
A band Program will be offered to all band students July 18-22, 2016.  All Band parents are encouraged to have their children participate in this program.  All rehearsals will take place at Penn Middle School.
 (More information

Dear Parents:
The Penn-Trafford Warriors Boys Volleyball team defeated Bethel Park 3-0 at Baldwin HS to win the WPIAL AAA Boys Volleyball Championship.  Congratulations Coach Jim Schall and Warriors. Upcoming games will be for the PIAA Championship. I will send out more information regarding the next game as I receive them. PT Proud!!  We play Ephrata at Latrobe HS 6pm Wednesday.

PIAA State Championship Schedule

Dr. Matthew Harris

Student Parking Information 2016-17 
Student parking permit form information will be available in the month of July. All information regarding student parking will be communicated by a connect-ed message, webpage, twitter and the newspaper.

Commemorative Tile Order
The Penn-Trafford School District is offering a very unique opportunity for families, students, clubs, teams, organizations, and community groups! We are offering personalized commemorative tiles for purchase that will be permanently displayed in two of the renovation phases at the high school; the athletic annex and the auditorium entrance. Each tile will be 6 x 6 inch squares with full color designs and personalization. Each tile will be $100. Logos are available for sports, music related items, special interests, as well as the Warrior Head,the warrior shield, and arrow. If you have a specific company logo that you’d like to use, please provide a vector image of the logo (.eps, .pdf, .ai).
Tile Order Form

Kennywood Picnic
Friday, June 3, 2016

Kennywood Bus Information
Bus tickets are now available for purchase at each school.  Bus tickets for both adults and children are $5.00/each and may be used for one way or round trip transportation.  CASH only...No checks please.

Bus Pickup Schedule - On Friday, June 3, all buses will pick up students and parents at 10:15 am at the Penn-Trafford High School and depart for Kennywood at 10:30 am.

Bus Return Schedule - All buses will return from the park at 7:30 pm. Kennywood WILL NOT announce the departure. All riders will be returned to the Penn-Trafford High School.

Young Writers Institute
The Writers of Westmoreland, led by WPWP teacher-leader Val Piccini, is holding Young Writers Institutes, July 11-14, 2016, from 8:30-3:30 pm, M-TH, for students in grades 4-12. The registration fee is $300. Here is a link to the registration form:https://www.wpwp.pitt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-Young-Writers-Institute-Registration.pdf

Back Pack Summer Food Program
The Back Pack Program is looking for volunteers to sponsor a family for our Summer Food Program. The cost is about $50.  Please see the links to obtain more information.

Backpacks-to-Go Program
Interested in donating to the backpacks-to-go program? Please consider purchasing gift cards to Sam’s Club, Wal-mart, or Giant Eagle or food to donate the program. Monetary donations are also accepted (see link for details). If you think your child may benefit from the program, please click on the link for more information.  (INFORMATION LINK)

Kindergarten Transition into Penn-Trafford
We would like to potentially welcome your child into Kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year. Entering Kindergarten is an exciting time for both you and your child! Our district Transition Team plans some FUN activities and events that will assist you and your child in the transition to Kindergarten.

With your registration, you will “book” your child a trip on the PT Transition Train! You will receive a magnet that reminds you to “Hop Aboard” the various transition activities the district offers, along with listing the dates of these important events.  Information Letter

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.

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@penntrafford.org. Thank you!


 "ALL STEAM camps are from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm"
The PT STEAM Academy will inspire a passion using hands-on lessons designed to excite and engage the mind. Our summer camps provide the opportunity for children to explore the wonders of STEAM in a friendly, curious, and exciting atmosphere. From managing fun experiments to participating in mind-blowing activities, students will come away inspired. Summer camps are open to all students enrolled in the Penn-Trafford School District.

Fall 2016)
It's Only Rocket Science June 6-9 6-8
Fashion Design
June 6-9
VEX Robot & Programming Games    
June 13-16
Fairy Tales
June 13-16
Track It Math
June 20-23
Mad Scientist Lab 1-3
June 27-30
Mad Scientist Lab
June 27-30
Environmental Camp June 27-30
Girls in Engineering
July 11-14
Storm The Castle July 11-14
Computer Gaming Camp
July 18-21
Krazy Contraption
July 18-21
LEGO Robots/K'NEX Academy
August 8-11

All payments must be paid in full by the first scheduled day of camp. There will be no refunds after the first day of the scheduled camp. To receive a refund, a letter must be submitted stating the name and date of the camp.    

STEAM camps are available to PT and Non-PT Students.  There is limited seating ability. The classes are on a first come first serve basis. Once camp seating has been filled students will be placed on a waiting list.

Complete the registration form below. Bring the completed form, along with payment (check or money order) to the school office or mail the necessary items to the address below. Check or money order for camps should be made payable to the PT Academy


Any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Capoccioni at:

Penn-Trafford High School
PT Academy
3381 Route 130
Harrison City, PA 15636

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 3
School Picnic
Kennywood Picnic

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


Penn-Trafford Community Education Foundation

PTCEF Website (click here)