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

Trafford Middle School
Drama Club

April 29 & 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm
May 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Trafford Middle School Auditorium/$5 tickets at the door  

      Penn Middle School Drama Club
Rodgers & Hammerstein's
MAY 19th, 20th & 21st at 7:00 PM
May 21st at 1:00 PM
Penn Middle School Auditorium
Tickets - Adults $7.00 / Students $5.00

Ticket Sale Dates:
May 9th & 11th - 4:30 - 5:30pm in PMS Cafeteria
May 16th, 17th & 18th - 5:00 - 7:00 pm at PMS Auditorium
May 19th, 20th & 21st - 1 hour prior to ShowTime PMS Front Entrance

for more information visit

Commencement Photos

More Information

The Shelley Proskin Field

On Friday, April 15, 2016 the high school softball field was officially named The Shelley Proskin Field. This will be the home field of the Penn-Trafford Lady Warriors Softball Team. The Proskin family and friends are featured in the photo.

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

Warrior Wrestler Room Donation

The Warrior Wrestler room was donated in loving memory of Ron Coy and Bob "The Grappler" Burmeister on April 14, 2016. We would like to thank the Grappler Organization and Mr. Coy for their donation.

Ticket Information
Prom Tickets will be on sale Monday, April 18th through Friday, April 29th during all lunches.  They will not be sold at any other time of the day.  The cost of the tickets is $125 per couple or 62.50 per person.  The following items are required at the time of payment to purchase tickets:

Information sheet (Available the week of ticket sales) 
If applicable:
Outside guest form (Must be under the age of 21 to attend)
Photo identification of the outside guest
(Examples - drivers license, birth certificate or school id)

Tickets are non-refundable once purchased, unless you receive approval from a principal or the junior class sponsor.

** Late tickets (after 5C lunch) will ONLY be sold with the approval of the prom sponsor or an administrator due to extenuating circumstances. Tickets purchased after the last day of sales will be charged an additional $25 per person or $50 per couple.  **

Tentative Prom Schedule
May 6, 2016
Stratigos Banquet Center


4:30 - Grand March will begin
5:45 – 6:30 - Arrive to Stratigos                     
7:00 - Dinner will be served
8:00 - Crowning of the king and queen
8:15 - DJ begins
10:30 - Students with a junior license are permitted to leave
11:00 - Prom is officially over

There will be NO school-sponsored activity after Prom

P-T Community CultureFest
Sunday, May 1, 2015
1-5 pm
Location:  McCullough Elementary School
213 Watt Road, Jeannette PA  15644

Please join us for an afternoon of 
International heritage projects, ethnic
foods, dance & entertainment!

Hosted by the Fifth Grade Music students from:
McCullough & Sunrise Elementary Schools

On Thursday, May 12 from 11:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 Penn Middle School is opening our doors to educators, members of the Penn Township business community and the general public interested in promoting, implementing, or learning more about STEM/STEAM and related programs, projects, and curriculum initiatives.  We will showcase our Warrior Cove, Automation and Robotics lab, Design and Modeling lab, and Production lab.  We will also be discussing our continued commitment to implement the most comprehensive STEAM experience with our students.  Please stop by during either of the time periods.  We will have light refreshments with students and teachers on hand to give a tour of our facility.  We welcome the opportunity to create a partnership with you in the near future.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me at steeler@penntrafford.org.   We look forward to seeing you on May 12. 

Kennywood Information
Kennywood picnic on Friday, June 3, 2016

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.

PTHS Yearbook 2015-16


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

Monday, May 2
School Board Meeting
7:00 pm
Room 106/107
Penn-Trafford High School

Wednesday, May 4
Parent Advisory Council Meeting
Administration Building
9:30 am
Friday, May 6
No School
Act 80
Monday, May 9
School Board Meeting
Regular Meeting
7:00 pm
Penn-Trafford High School

Thursday, May 26
6:30 pm

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

Parent Advisory Council Meetings

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, 5/1/2016
High: 66 Low: 53
Chance rain showers
51% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/2/2016
High: 63 Low: 50
Chance rain showers
49% chance of precipitation.