Peters
Township
School District
264 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
Fax: 724.942.0915
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Monday - November 13, 2017

Today is “B” Day

 

Computer Club: The next computer club will be today, November 13th at 2:30 in Room 232.

Best Buddies: Attention all Best Buddies members! There will be a Thanksgiving party taking place after school on Thursday, November 16th in room 248! All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

 

Movember Grow-Off: The Movember Grow-off is under way! Seven of your teachers are competing for who will grow the best beard throughout the month of November: Mr. Bastos, Mr. Hanley, Mr. Cervenak, Mr. Redilla, Mr. Lesnett, Mr. Lawrence, and Mr. Malazich. During lunch periods this week, buy raffle tickets to vote for who you think will win and enter for the chance to win an autographed Penguins jersey, autographed hockey pucks, and an autographed mini helmet. Three winners will be selected at the end of the month. All proceeds benefit the Movember Foundation for men’s health issues.

 

Attention AP Math and Computer Students:  A NMSI math study session is scheduled on January 6, 2018 at PTHS!! A free study session to help you prepare for your AP exams will be held on January 6, 2018 from 8am to 12pm.  The deadline for registration is December 6, 2017. This is a firm deadline and there will not be the option to sign up after the deadline. Snacks and drinks will be provided and, as an added bonus, each student who attends has the opportunity to win an Amazon gift card at each session!

= PA-West AP Calculus AB SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-calculus-ab-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774165573

= PA-West AP Calculus BC SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-calculus-bc-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774166576

= PA-West AP Statistics SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-statistics-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774170588

= PA-West AP Computer Science Principles SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-computer-science-principles-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774168582

= PA-West AP Computer Science Applications SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-computer-science-a-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774167579

Yearbooks: Attention all students.  Order your yearbook before December 7 and get your Smoke Signals Newsmagazine subscription.  Go to jostensyearbooks.com and order online.  Don't miss out!

 

Senior Portraits: Attention all seniors. You will be receiving notes in homeroom regarding your senior portraits. If you still wish to submit portraits for the yearbook and have not done so, please see Mrs. Boni in room G01 ASAP!

 

Writing Lab: It’s college essay time, and class assignments have begun. Do you need help revising a class essay or your Common App essay?  Visit the Writing Lab, located in the library during periods 2, 3 and 8 and in room #141 during Pd. 5, 7 and 9.  Our team of trained peer coaches is ready to help

 

Accounting Honors Institute: Duquesne University Accounting Honors Institute is offering three workshops to all high school students who have an interest in business. Students may choose to enroll in one or all three modules. Modules cost $25 per session or 3 for $65.00 and covers the cost of all books, activities and materials.

Module 1: Enterprise Resource Planning -Offered January 20th and February 3rd 9:30 a.m. – noon.

 Module 2: Making Business Decisions by Analyzing Financial Reports. - Offered February 17th and 24th 9:30 a.m. - noon.

 Module 3: Fraud and Forensics -Offered March 17th and 24th 9:30 a.m. - noon

 You must register or RSVP by December 16, 2017. Learn more or register at:

Duq.edu/business/AHI or contact Debbie Kennedy at 412.396.5832 or email kennedy@duq.edu

 

 

GUIDANCE:

 

College Visits: The following colleges will have a representative available at PTHS.  Sign up in Naviance to meet with them:

                Nov. 14: Slippery Rock University – pd. 3

                Nov. 15 – West Liberty University – pd. 3

                Nov. 16 – CCAC – pd. 8

Scholarship Opportunities through the Washington County Community Foundation: www.wccf.net: For details on available scholarships, please click on the links below or contact your high school counseling office. All applications and supporting documentation must be received by the Foundation by April 1. Please note: Applicants need only supply one copy of their transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Student Aid Report, and letters of recommendation, even if they are applying for more than one scholarship.

All Washington County Graduating Seniors: Chapman Family Scholarship Fund; John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund; CHROME Federal Credit Union’s Ed Orisko Scholarship;  Kiwanis Club of Washington Scholarship FundFriends of MarkWest Scholarship Fund  ; Sam & Bev Minor Fund; Olivia Scott Scholarship Fund; CAS / Dr. Kim Stacher Scholarship Fund ; Curtis Wachter Scholarship Fund ; Washington County Gay Straight Alliance Scholarship Fund ; Washington Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Scholarship Fund 

Peters Township : Joseph P. Femiani Scholarship Fund ; Ronald T. Miller II Scholarship Fund ; Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship Fund

PACAC Scholarships: The application and recommendation forms for the 2018 PACAC Scholarships are now available online http://www.pacac.org/pacac-scholarship Student applications are due January 15, 2018 and the counselor forms will be due on February 1, 2018.  Three students will be selected for the $1,000 PACAC Scholarship, and one student will be selected for the $1,500 Benjamin James Memorial Scholarship.

Keystone Exams: Students, please be sure to check your schedule in Powerschool. Students who must take the Winter wave of the Keystone Exams will have the specific exams scheduled in the 10th period slot on their schedule as a reminder. If you have questions as to whether or not you should be taking the exam, please see Mrs. Prinsen in the counseling office.

JuniorsThe Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2019 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based on three main criteria: Primary criterion: Academic excellence; Secondary criterion: Interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed; Secondary criterion: Humility and service. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org.

 

ATHLETICS:

 

 

ATHLETIC SCHEDULE:

 

No scheduled events

Tuesday -November 14, 2017

Today is “C” Day

 

French Club: Attention French Club members.  Today, November 14th is our French Club Meeting – we hope to see you there!  Please note that this is the very last week that we will be accepting activity forms and checks. Hope to see you in room 143 after school.

Interact Food Drive: Interact is hosting a food drive this week for the Finleyville Food Pantry! Bring canned goods, boxed foods, and non-perishable items to the library all week. When you donate food you’ll be entered to win a permanent library pass. That means you can come to the library even when it’s closed or already full!

Astronomy Club: The astronomy club meeting has been moved to Thursday in room 204. Any new members are welcome to attend.

Best Buddies: Attention all Best Buddies members! There will be a Thanksgiving party taking place after school on Thursday, November 16th in room 248! All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

 

Movember Grow-Off: The Movember Grow-off is under way! Seven of your teachers are competing for who will grow the best beard throughout the month of November: Mr. Bastos, Mr. Hanley, Mr. Cervenak, Mr. Redilla, Mr. Lesnett, Mr. Lawrence, and Mr. Malazich. During lunch periods this week, buy raffle tickets to vote for who you think will win and enter for the chance to win an autographed Penguins jersey, autographed hockey pucks, and an autographed mini helmet. Three winners will be selected at the end of the month. All proceeds benefit the Movember Foundation for men’s health issues.

 

Attention AP Math and Computer Students:  A NMSI math study session is scheduled on January 6, 2018 at PTHS!! A free study session to help you prepare for your AP exams will be held on January 6, 2018 from 8am to 12pm.  The deadline for registration is December 6, 2017. This is a firm deadline and there will not be the option to sign up after the deadline. Snacks and drinks will be provided and, as an added bonus, each student who attends has the opportunity to win an Amazon gift card at each session!

= PA-West AP Calculus AB SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-calculus-ab-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774165573

= PA-West AP Calculus BC SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-calculus-bc-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774166576

= PA-West AP Statistics SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-statistics-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774170588

= PA-West AP Computer Science Principles SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-computer-science-principles-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774168582

= PA-West AP Computer Science Applications SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-computer-science-a-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774167579

Yearbooks: Attention all students.  Order your yearbook before December 7 and get your Smoke Signals Newsmagazine subscription.  Go to jostensyearbooks.com and order online.  Don't miss out!

 

Senior Portraits: Attention all seniors. You will be receiving notes in homeroom regarding your senior portraits. If you still wish to submit portraits for the yearbook and have not done so, please see Mrs. Boni in room G01 ASAP!

 

Writing Lab: It’s college essay time, and class assignments have begun. Do you need help revising a class essay or your Common App essay?  Visit the Writing Lab, located in the library during periods 2, 3 and 8 and in room #141 during Pd. 5, 7 and 9.  Our team of trained peer coaches is ready to help

 

Accounting Honors Institute: Duquesne University Accounting Honors Institute is offering three workshops to all high school students who have an interest in business. Students may choose to enroll in one or all three modules. Modules cost $25 per session or 3 for $65.00 and covers the cost of all books, activities and materials.

Module 1: Enterprise Resource Planning -Offered January 20th and February 3rd 9:30 a.m. – noon.

 Module 2: Making Business Decisions by Analyzing Financial Reports. - Offered February 17th and 24th 9:30 a.m. - noon.

 Module 3: Fraud and Forensics -Offered March 17th and 24th 9:30 a.m. - noon

 You must register or RSVP by December 16, 2017. Learn more or register at:

Duq.edu/business/AHI or contact Debbie Kennedy at 412.396.5832 or email kennedy@duq.edu

 

 

GUIDANCE:

 

College Visits: The following colleges will have a representative available at PTHS.  Sign up in Naviance to meet with them:

                Nov. 14: Slippery Rock University – pd. 3

                Nov. 15 – West Liberty University – pd. 3

                Nov. 16 – CCAC – pd. 8

Scholarship Opportunities through the Washington County Community Foundation: www.wccf.net: For details on available scholarships, please click on the links below or contact your high school counseling office. All applications and supporting documentation must be received by the Foundation by April 1. Please note: Applicants need only supply one copy of their transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Student Aid Report, and letters of recommendation, even if they are applying for more than one scholarship.

All Washington County Graduating Seniors: Chapman Family Scholarship Fund; John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund; CHROME Federal Credit Union’s Ed Orisko Scholarship;  Kiwanis Club of Washington Scholarship FundFriends of MarkWest Scholarship Fund  ; Sam & Bev Minor Fund; Olivia Scott Scholarship Fund; CAS / Dr. Kim Stacher Scholarship Fund ; Curtis Wachter Scholarship Fund ; Washington County Gay Straight Alliance Scholarship Fund ; Washington Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Scholarship Fund 

Peters Township : Joseph P. Femiani Scholarship Fund ; Ronald T. Miller II Scholarship Fund ; Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship Fund

PACAC Scholarships: The application and recommendation forms for the 2018 PACAC Scholarships are now available online http://www.pacac.org/pacac-scholarship Student applications are due January 15, 2018 and the counselor forms will be due on February 1, 2018.  Three students will be selected for the $1,000 PACAC Scholarship, and one student will be selected for the $1,500 Benjamin James Memorial Scholarship.

Keystone Exams: Students, please be sure to check your schedule in Powerschool. Students who must take the Winter wave of the Keystone Exams will have the specific exams scheduled in the 10th period slot on their schedule as a reminder. If you have questions as to whether or not you should be taking the exam, please see Mrs. Prinsen in the counseling office.

JuniorsThe Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2019 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based on three main criteria: Primary criterion: Academic excellence; Secondary criterion: Interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed; Secondary criterion: Humility and service. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org.

 

ATHLETICS:

Ice Hockey: The AAA Varsity Team beat Mt Lebo 7-2 last night.  Scoring for the Indians were: Torrey Schwartz 3 goals 1 assist; Jake Deemer 2 goals; Jeremy Anthos 1 goal 3 assists; Ryan Lee 1 goal.  Ryan Luppe had 3 assists with Conner Gielarowski, Jake Majestic and Eric Wilbert each picking up 1 assist. Goalie Brock Sharbaugh gets the win. Next game Thursday night away at Cathedral Prep.

Winter Tryout Schedule

Boys Varsity/JV Basketball
Friday, November 17 – 3-5 pm at Peters Township High School Gym
Saturday, November 18 – 8-10 am at Peters Township High School Gym
Sunday, November 19 – Noon-2 pm at Peters Township High School Gym

 

Girls Varsity/JV Basketball

Friday, November 17 – 6:00-8:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym
Saturday, November 18 – Noon-2:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym
Sunday, November 19 – 2:00-4:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym

 

 

 

Boys Freshman Basketball

Friday, November 17 – 3:00-5:00 pm at Peters Township Rec Center
Saturday, November 18 – 8:00-10:00 am at Peters Township High School Gym
Monday, November 20 – 3:00-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym

 

Boys JV/Varsity Wrestling

Friday, November 17 – 2:45 pm at Peters Township High School Auxiliary Gym
Saturday, November 18 – 9:00 am at Peters Township High School Auxiliary Gym
Monday, November 20 – 2:45 pm at Peters Township High School Auxiliary Gym

 

Boys/Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving

Monday, November 20 – 2:45-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Pool

Tuesday, November 21 – 2:45-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Pool

Wednesday, November 22 – 2:45-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Pool

 

 

ATHLETIC SCHEDULE:

 

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 13, 2017

 

  • Boys Varsity Soccer (PIAA Semifinals) vs. Hempfield – 7:30 pm at Mansion Park (Altoona, Pa.)
Wednesday,November 15, 2017

Today is “D” Day

 

Freshmen: Attention freshman! Make sure to turn in your order forms that you received in your Social Studies class if you would like to get class Spiritwear. Purchasing these items will help fundraise money for our class. This money will ultimately be going to making our Prom tickets cheaper. Order forms are due this Friday, November 17.

 

Genetics Conference: The annual Sam Rhine Genetics Conference will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Upper St. Clair High School from 8:00 a.m. Topics for this year’s conference is Genes and Cancer. Students interested in attending this conference MUST register in the guidance office by Monday, November 20, 2017.

 

Interact Food Drive: Interact is hosting a food drive this week for the Finleyville Food Pantry! Bring canned goods, boxed foods, and non-perishable items to the library all week. When you donate food you’ll be entered to win a permanent library pass. That means you can come to the library even when it’s closed or already full!

Astronomy Club: The astronomy club meeting has been moved to Thursday in room 204. Any new members are welcome to attend.

Best Buddies: Attention all Best Buddies members! There will be a Thanksgiving party taking place after school on Thursday, November 16th in room 248! All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

 

Attention AP Math and Computer Students:  A NMSI math study session is scheduled on January 6, 2018 at PTHS!! A free study session to help you prepare for your AP exams will be held on January 6, 2018 from 8am to 12pm.  The deadline for registration is December 6, 2017. This is a firm deadline and there will not be the option to sign up after the deadline. Snacks and drinks will be provided and, as an added bonus, each student who attends has the opportunity to win an Amazon gift card at each session!

= PA-West AP Calculus AB SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-calculus-ab-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774165573

= PA-West AP Calculus BC SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-calculus-bc-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774166576

= PA-West AP Statistics SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-statistics-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774170588

= PA-West AP Computer Science Principles SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-computer-science-principles-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774168582

= PA-West AP Computer Science Applications SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-computer-science-a-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774167579

Yearbooks: Attention all students.  Order your yearbook before December 7 and get your Smoke Signals Newsmagazine subscription.  Go to jostensyearbooks.com and order online.  Don't miss out!

 

Senior Portraits: Attention all seniors. You will be receiving notes in homeroom regarding your senior portraits. If you still wish to submit portraits for the yearbook and have not done so, please see Mrs. Boni in room G01 ASAP!

 

Writing Lab: It’s college essay time, and class assignments have begun. Do you need help revising a class essay or your Common App essay?  Visit the Writing Lab, located in the library during periods 2, 3 and 8 and in room #141 during Pd. 5, 7 and 9.  Our team of trained peer coaches is ready to help

 

Accounting Honors Institute: Duquesne University Accounting Honors Institute is offering three workshops to all high school students who have an interest in business. Students may choose to enroll in one or all three modules. Modules cost $25 per session or 3 for $65.00 and covers the cost of all books, activities and materials.

Module 1: Enterprise Resource Planning -Offered January 20th and February 3rd 9:30 a.m. – noon.

 Module 2: Making Business Decisions by Analyzing Financial Reports. - Offered February 17th and 24th 9:30 a.m. - noon.

 Module 3: Fraud and Forensics -Offered March 17th and 24th 9:30 a.m. - noon

 You must register or RSVP by December 16, 2017. Learn more or register at:

Duq.edu/business/AHI or contact Debbie Kennedy at 412.396.5832 or email kennedy@duq.edu

 

 

GUIDANCE:

 

College Visits: The following colleges will have a representative available at PTHS.  Sign up in Naviance to meet with them:

                Nov. 15 – West Liberty University – pd. 3

                Nov. 16 – CCAC – pd. 8

Scholarship Opportunities through the Washington County Community Foundation: www.wccf.net: For details on available scholarships, please click on the links below or contact your high school counseling office. All applications and supporting documentation must be received by the Foundation by April 1. Please note: Applicants need only supply one copy of their transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Student Aid Report, and letters of recommendation, even if they are applying for more than one scholarship.

All Washington County Graduating Seniors: Chapman Family Scholarship Fund; John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund; CHROME Federal Credit Union’s Ed Orisko Scholarship;  Kiwanis Club of Washington Scholarship FundFriends of MarkWest Scholarship Fund  ; Sam & Bev Minor Fund; Olivia Scott Scholarship Fund; CAS / Dr. Kim Stacher Scholarship Fund ; Curtis Wachter Scholarship Fund ; Washington County Gay Straight Alliance Scholarship Fund ; Washington Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Scholarship Fund 

Peters Township : Joseph P. Femiani Scholarship Fund ; Ronald T. Miller II Scholarship Fund ; Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship Fund

PACAC Scholarships: The application and recommendation forms for the 2018 PACAC Scholarships are now available online http://www.pacac.org/pacac-scholarship Student applications are due January 15, 2018 and the counselor forms will be due on February 1, 2018.  Three students will be selected for the $1,000 PACAC Scholarship, and one student will be selected for the $1,500 Benjamin James Memorial Scholarship.

Keystone Exams: Students, please be sure to check your schedule in Powerschool. Students who must take the Winter wave of the Keystone Exams will have the specific exams scheduled in the 10th period slot on their schedule as a reminder. If you have questions as to whether or not you should be taking the exam, please see Mrs. Prinsen in the counseling office.

JuniorsThe Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2019 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based on three main criteria: Primary criterion: Academic excellence; Secondary criterion: Interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed; Secondary criterion: Humility and service. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org.

 

ATHLETICS:

Winter Tryout Schedule

Boys Varsity/JV Basketball
Friday, November 17 – 3:00-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym
Saturday, November 18 – 8:00-10:00 am at Peters Township High School Gym
Sunday, November 19 – Noon-2:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym

 

Girls Varsity/JV Basketball

Friday, November 17 – 6:00-8:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym
Saturday, November 18 – 10:00 am-Noon at Peters Township High School Gym
Sunday, November 19 – 2:00-4:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym

Boys Freshman Basketball

Friday, November 17 – 3:00-5:00 pm at Peters Township Rec Center
Saturday, November 18 – Noon-2:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym
Monday, November 20 – 3:00-5:00 pm at Peters Township Rec Center

 

Boys JV/Varsity Wrestling

Friday, November 17 – 2:45 pm at Peters Township High School Auxiliary Gym
Saturday, November 18 – 9:00 am at Peters Township High School Auxiliary Gym
Monday, November 20 – 2:45 pm at Peters Township High School Auxiliary Gym

 

Boys/Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving

Monday, November 20 – 2:45-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Pool

Tuesday, November 21 – 2:45-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Pool

Wednesday, November 22 – 2:45-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Pool

 

 

ATHLETIC SCHEDULE:

Thursday -November 16, 2017
   

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

                      THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017                               

 

 

Today is “E” Day

 

Movember: Next Monday and Tuesday, November 20th and 21st, the Interact Club will be selling Movember Grow-off raffle tickets for the final time. If you want a chance to win great prizes like an autographed Penguins jersey, but forgot to buy tickets last week, this is your last chance! All proceeds benefit the Movember Foundation!

 

Freshmen: Attention freshman! Make sure to turn in your order forms that you received in your Social Studies class if you would like to get class Spiritwear. Purchasing these items will help fundraise money for our class. This money will ultimately be going to making our Prom tickets cheaper. Order forms are due this Friday, November 17.

 

Genetics Conference: The annual Sam Rhine Genetics Conference will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Upper St. Clair High School from 8:00 a.m. Topics for this year’s conference is Genes and Cancer. Students interested in attending this conference MUST register in the guidance office by Monday, November 20, 2017.

 

Interact Food Drive: Interact is hosting a food drive this week for the Finleyville Food Pantry! Bring canned goods, boxed foods, and non-perishable items to the library all week. When you donate food you’ll be entered to win a permanent library pass. That means you can come to the library even when it’s closed or already full!

Astronomy Club: The astronomy club meeting has been moved to Thursday in room 204. Any new members are welcome to attend.

Best Buddies: Attention all Best Buddies members! There will be a Thanksgiving party taking place after school on Thursday, November 16th in room 248! All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

 

Attention AP Math and Computer Students:  A NMSI math study session is scheduled on January 6, 2018 at PTHS!! A free study session to help you prepare for your AP exams will be held on January 6, 2018 from 8am to 12pm.  The deadline for registration is December 6, 2017. This is a firm deadline and there will not be the option to sign up after the deadline. Snacks and drinks will be provided and, as an added bonus, each student who attends has the opportunity to win an Amazon gift card at each session!

= PA-West AP Calculus AB SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-calculus-ab-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774165573

= PA-West AP Calculus BC SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-calculus-bc-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774166576

= PA-West AP Statistics SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-statistics-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774170588

= PA-West AP Computer Science Principles SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-computer-science-principles-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774168582

= PA-West AP Computer Science Applications SSS, Saturday, January 6, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-2018-pa-west-ap-computer-science-a-jan-06-2018-tickets-38774167579

Yearbooks: Attention all students.  Order your yearbook before December 7 and get your Smoke Signals Newsmagazine subscription.  Go to jostensyearbooks.com and order online.  Don't miss out!

 

Senior Portraits: Attention all seniors. You will be receiving notes in homeroom regarding your senior portraits. If you still wish to submit portraits for the yearbook and have not done so, please see Mrs. Boni in room G01 ASAP!

 

Writing Lab: It’s college essay time, and class assignments have begun. Do you need help revising a class essay or your Common App essay?  Visit the Writing Lab, located in the library during periods 2, 3 and 8 and in room #141 during Pd. 5, 7 and 9.  Our team of trained peer coaches is ready to help

 

Accounting Honors Institute: Duquesne University Accounting Honors Institute is offering three workshops to all high school students who have an interest in business. Students may choose to enroll in one or all three modules. Modules cost $25 per session or 3 for $65.00 and covers the cost of all books, activities and materials.

Module 1: Enterprise Resource Planning -Offered January 20th and February 3rd 9:30 a.m. – noon.

 Module 2: Making Business Decisions by Analyzing Financial Reports. - Offered February 17th and 24th 9:30 a.m. - noon.

 Module 3: Fraud and Forensics -Offered March 17th and 24th 9:30 a.m. - noon

 You must register or RSVP by December 16, 2017. Learn more or register at:

Duq.edu/business/AHI or contact Debbie Kennedy at 412.396.5832 or email kennedy@duq.edu

 

 

GUIDANCE:

 

College Visits: The following colleges will have a representative available at PTHS.  Sign up in Naviance to meet with them:

                                Nov. 16 – CCAC – pd. 8

                                Nov. 20 – Duquesne – pd. 4

Scholarship Opportunities through the Washington County Community Foundation: www.wccf.net: For details on available scholarships, please click on the links below or contact your high school counseling office. All applications and supporting documentation must be received by the Foundation by April 1. Please note: Applicants need only supply one copy of their transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Student Aid Report, and letters of recommendation, even if they are applying for more than one scholarship.

All Washington County Graduating Seniors: Chapman Family Scholarship Fund; John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship Fund; CHROME Federal Credit Union’s Ed Orisko Scholarship;  Kiwanis Club of Washington Scholarship FundFriends of MarkWest Scholarship Fund  ; Sam & Bev Minor Fund; Olivia Scott Scholarship Fund; CAS / Dr. Kim Stacher Scholarship Fund ; Curtis Wachter Scholarship Fund ; Washington County Gay Straight Alliance Scholarship Fund ; Washington Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Scholarship Fund 

Peters Township : Joseph P. Femiani Scholarship Fund ; Ronald T. Miller II Scholarship Fund ; Dave Pew Memorial Scholarship Fund

PACAC Scholarships: The application and recommendation forms for the 2018 PACAC Scholarships are now available online http://www.pacac.org/pacac-scholarship Student applications are due January 15, 2018 and the counselor forms will be due on February 1, 2018.  Three students will be selected for the $1,000 PACAC Scholarship, and one student will be selected for the $1,500 Benjamin James Memorial Scholarship.

Keystone Exams: Students, please be sure to check your schedule in Powerschool. Students who must take the Winter wave of the Keystone Exams will have the specific exams scheduled in the 10th period slot on their schedule as a reminder. If you have questions as to whether or not you should be taking the exam, please see Mrs. Prinsen in the counseling office.

JuniorsThe Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2019 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based on three main criteria: Primary criterion: Academic excellence; Secondary criterion: Interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed; Secondary criterion: Humility and service. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org.

 

ATHLETICS:

Winter Tryout Schedule

Boys Varsity/JV Basketball
Friday, November 17 – 3:00-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym
Saturday, November 18 – 8:00-10:00 am at Peters Township High School Gym
Sunday, November 19 – Noon-2:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym

 

Girls Varsity/JV Basketball

Friday, November 17 – 6:00-8:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym
Saturday, November 18 – 10:00 am-Noon at Peters Township High School Gym
Sunday, November 19 – 2:00-4:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym

Boys Freshman Basketball

Friday, November 17 – 3:00-5:00 pm at Peters Township Rec Center
Saturday, November 18 – Noon-2:00 pm at Peters Township High School Gym
Monday, November 20 – 3:00-5:00 pm at Peters Township Rec Center

 

Boys JV/Varsity Wrestling

Friday, November 17 – 2:45 pm at Peters Township High School Auxiliary Gym
Saturday, November 18 – 9:00 am at Peters Township High School Auxiliary Gym
Monday, November 20 – 2:45 pm at Peters Township High School Auxiliary Gym

 

Boys/Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving

Monday, November 20 – 2:45-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Pool

Tuesday, November 21 – 2:45-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Pool

Wednesday, November 22 – 2:45-5:00 pm at Peters Township High School Pool

 

   
Peters
Township
School District
PT High School
264 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
Fax: 724.942.0915
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