Peters
Township
School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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Community Information

Peters Township, a Home Rule Community

Peters Township municipality logoPeters Township with an ideal setting for living and learning with rolling hills with a mix of farmland and suburban landscapes. Peters Township School District serves more than 21,000 residents in the northeastern portion of Washington County, Pennsylvania. Located 17 miles south of Pittsburgh, the Township has a blend of luxury estates, townhouses, single family homes, and farmhouses. The small villages of McMurray and Venetia are included within the Township's 20 square miles of land. In addition to offering residents one of the top school districts in Pennsylvania, Peters Township residents enjoy a full-service library, a community center, superior recreational facilities, scenic walking trails and parks.

The municipality of Peters Township and the Peters Township School District share several joint ventures including District-nominated representatives to the Township's Parks and Recreation Board and the Cable TV Board in addition to sharing equipment and facilities for the Channel 7 Public Access Cable Television Studio. Parks and Recreation from the Township often schedule activities in the school facilities and the Township's Recreation Leagues support school sports. The Peters Township Police Department leads the local DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in the schools. Character Counts has also become a joint initiative that promotes respect, responsibility, and honesty with the schools and in the community.
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Involvement in Our Schools

The Peters Township School District welcomes community involvement in our schools and also promotes service to community through the Character Counts! Initiative, Parent-Teacher Association programs, various curriculum projects, and joint ventures with the municipality.

Parent-Teacher Association

The PTA is an active, positive influence in each of our schools. Under the umbrella of the PTA Area Council, the building level PTAs strive to facilitate a closer relationship between home and school, uniting parents and educators to promote the education and welfare of our youth. The PTAs offer education workshops, volunteer services, provide monthly newsletters, after school classes, and participation in the National PTA Reflections cultural arts program. In addition, the PTA Area Council sponsors workshops, prints a district-wide student and staff directory, organizes student school pictures, provides scholarships for high school seniors and meets with the Administration.
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Character Counts!

The Peters Township School District is the centerpiece of a community-based character building initiative known as Peters Township Character Counts (PTCC). PTCC is a collaboration of many community groups including the Chamber of Commerce, Municipal Government, Rotary, Ministerium and PTAs. This initiative has been the catalyst behind many inspirational and educational programs and philosophical changes in the community. The increased attention to character and sportsmanship in youth and interscholastic sports is among the most visible evidence of the initiative.
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Programs for Senior Citizens

Golden Age Passes

Golden Age Passes are available to residents, 62 years of age and older, for free admission to all school sponsored activities and events. Although admission is free, events that have limited seating facilities may require advanced reservations.

Golden Age Passes are not valid for activities that are held by non-school organizations on school premises. Cards are available at the District Administration Offices, 631 East McMurray Road.

Grand Friends

Bower Hill Elementary School provides local retired residents with the opportunity to work with students in Grades K-3. They are invited to volunteer some of their precious time once or twice a month, or even on a weekly basis, in one hour sessions to read to our elementary students, listen to them read, practice vocabulary cards, monitor computer work, lead book discussion groups, and help children with their creative writing. There are many wonderful activities just waiting for our volunteers! If interested or if you would like additional information, please contact the Bower Hill School office at 724 941-0913

Performing Arts Events

The community is welcome to attend the various concerts and plays offered by our students. For more information on our Fine and Performing Arts programs, visit Arts

Announcements of these events can be found on the district and school calendars. Visit Calendar

Senior Citizens can obtain Golden Age Passes that provide free admission to such events.

Athletic Events

The community is welcome to support our students at athletic events. For more information about the various sports and sports schedules, visit Athletics

Peters Township Chamber of Commerce

Peters Township Chamber of CommerceThe Peters Township Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization of business and professional people joined together for the purpose of encouraging economic growth and promoting the general welfare of our area. Throughout the years the Chamber has actively supported the School District via various programs such as Recognition of Excellence for Graduating Seniors, Welcoming Luncheon for New Teachers, and the Character Counts Initiative.
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Peters
Township
School District
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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