Peters
Township
School District
264 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
Fax: 724.942.0915
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Tuesday -September 19, 2017

 

Today is “E” Day

 

Interact: The Interact Ice cream social will be held after school tomorrow in the cafeteria. Any current members and students interested in joining Interact should attend!

 

Yearbook Supplements: Any student who purchased a yearbook last year but did NOT receive a spring supplement in the mail over the summer, please report to room G01 to get one.

 

A friendly reminder from the school nurses:  

To avoid getting sick remember these important tips: 

1.       Wash those hands!   Twenty seconds with soap and water is best but when unable please use the many touch free hand sanitizers conveniently located through the building.

2.       Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth

3.       Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve not your hands

4.       Do not share food, drinks, eating utensils, or any personal items

5.       Stay home following any illness until you are fever-free for 24 hours

6.       Flu season is almost here.   Check with your Doctor about getting a flu shot now.

 

 

AP English Students: Attention all AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature Students:  A free study session to help you prepare for your AP English Language and AP Literature Exams will be offered on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Chartiers Valley High School.  If you plan to attend, please use the links provided below to register for the student study session online through EventBrite.  

Deadline for registration is October 6, 2017. 

If you have any questions, please see your AP English teachers or Mrs. Alexander in Room 116.

AP English Language and Composition

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pa-west-ap-english-language-and-composition-2-07-jan-2017-tickets-29054818745

AP English Literature and Composition

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pa-west-ap-english-literature-and-composition-2-07-jan-2017-tickets-29054823760

 

PHASE: The first meeting of the PHASE Science Club will be this Thursday, September 21st, in room G08 for all new and returning members. We will be discussing a lot of important information that day so it is imperative that you attend if you are planning on being a member of the club. If you have questions please see Mr. Allen in room G08

 

Almost, MaineThere will be no tech meetings this week for Almost, Maine. All tech crew members are reminded to continue to check Edmodo for tech meeting updates and hours. 

 

Math Club: There will be a Math Club meeting on September 26th at 2:30 in room 224.  Activity club fee is $10 payable by check only made out to PTSD.

 

Photo Day: Attention students, teachers and staff - Photo Day will be on Monday, September 25.  Please bring forms in with you at that time or order online in advance.  Seniors, you will get ID photos that day. If you are a senior who wishes to get your formal portrait that day, you may do that as well.

 

Office Runners: The Main Office is now accepting applications for 2nd Semester.  Please see Mrs. Riberich in Main Office for an application.  The periods available 2nd semester (2018) are 1st, 4th, 8th and 9th.  Please check your schedules, if you have a Study Hall or Lunch during one of these periods, please check- in at the main office for an application.  The office runner position will be filled on a first come basis.  See you in the Main Office.  Thanks, Mrs. Riberich

 

Literary Magazine: Interested in working on the Literary Magazine? There will be a brief meeting today, Tuesday, September 19th in the library afterschool. All interested members should attend!

 

Art Club: The Art Club needs the high school’s help in deciding a design for the snow plow to be used on Route 19. Please select your favorite idea in the Google Form provided by Wednesday, Sept. 20th. Thanks!  

https://tinyurl.com/yd2d5l8h

 

National History Day: National History Day Kick-off will be held after school on Wednesday, 9/20, in the library.  We'll review the theme, brainstorm topics, set up a timeline, and talk about different ways to present an entry.  Contact Mrs. Bowman at 724-941-1532 with any questions

 

French Club:  Bonjour! The first French Club meeting will be held today, the 19th in room 143.  If you have any questions or are unable to attend please see Madame Heirendt.

 

Spanish Club:   Spanish Club will be meeting on Thursday, Sep. 21 at 2:30 pm in room 239 with Mrs. Miller. The Spanish club will be organizing their events for this year. Hope to see you there!

 

Project Ignite: Carnegie Mellon University is offering an exciting opportunity for high school students who wish to participate in Project Ignite. Project Ignite is an interdisciplinary project based program that provides high school students with the opportunity to research and create a STEM project. Students are paired with CMU mentors committed to working with high school students weekly in a three hour workshop over a period of ten weeks. Please attend an informational meeting on October 16, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m. in the PTHS auditorium to learn more about this exciting opportunity to research and work on a project with CMU Mentors. Register in the guidance office and you will receive a pass to attend, the day before the event.

 

ACE Mentor: All high school students who are interested in Architecture, Construction Management and Engineering are invited to apply to the ACE Mentor Program. Applications for ACE Mentoring are found online at: https://app.acementor.org/login

If you are a returning student you should use your old email address. If you are a new students find the link on the page for “new student sign up.” Make sure that you add your parent’s email address because the parent consent form will be sent directly to your parent. If your parent does NOT have an email address, click on the box saying so and print the form out for your parents to sign. After you register, ACE Mentor will reach out to you with upcoming dates.

Student Planners:  We have a few planners remaining! If there is any student interested in purchasing one, please see Mrs. DeNillo in the Main Office. Planners are $8.00, cash or check.

 

 

 

 

Voice of Democracy: Each year, the VFW sponsors the Voice of Democracy. Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to submit an original written and audio recorded essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is “American History: Our Hope for the Future”. Entrants have the opportunity to compete for scholarship prizes. High School students interested in applying for the Voice of Democracy competition can pick up information and the applications from Mrs. Groninger in room #141 or Mrs. Alexander in room #116. Please read the application for details.

All submissions must be made on or before October 31, 2018.

 

CMU STEM day: Carnegie Mellon University Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is sponsoring their annual STEM High School day. Female high school students are invited to attend a day long program at CMU to learn about the many engineering and STEM disciplines. Students can expect to attend fun and engaging workshops led by professors, graduate and undergraduate students. This year High School Day will be on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9 am to 1:30 pm beginning with check-in and breakfast. The girls will then attend three different engineering sessions based on their preferences. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration for this event is online ONLY. Registration deadline is October 13 or until 205 registrations are received. Registration must be completed online. Register using the following link: http://tinyurl.com/HSday2017 Registration and waiver forms need to be emailed to: cmuswe.outreach@gmail.com  Waivers can be found on the enrichment board outside of room #116. Students who choose to attend this event must pick up an educational field trip form from the principal's office and will be responsible for providing their own transportation.

 

Hurricane Donations: The PTHS Red Cross Club is collecting donations for the ongoing hurricane devastation.  Collection cans are located by the front desk, in front of the main office, by guidance, and in the library. Please donate to help those in need.

 

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

 

Apprenticeships Available: Each year, Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 offers a myriad of apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship openings are posted on the PTHS Enrichment Board outside of room #116. There are still open seats in a number of these worthwhile apprenticeships. Interested students should:

-          Create an account at http://apprenticeships.aiu3.net

-          Submit an online application

-          Mail in the signature page and $75 application fee 

Please inform Mrs. Alexander in room #116 ASAP if you are interested in participating in one of the apprenticeship programs

 

Calcu-Solve: Students in grades 9-12 who are interested in competing in the annual Calcu-Solve Competition must register before September 30, 2017 with Mrs. Alexander in room #116. Competition will be held at Duquesne University. Competition is broken into two days. Grades 9/10 – October 12, 2017 and Grades 11/12- October 13, 2017.

 

 

GUIDANCE:

 

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

 

               

Sept. 19 – Case Western – pd. 8

-          Clarion University of PA – pd. 9

 

Sept. 21 – Waynesburg University – pd. 8

-          Thiel College – pd. 9

 

Scholarship Opportunities: In Partnership with the Maguire Foundation Pennsylvania Society Scholarship. Qualifications: To apply a student must...Be a current high school senior at any PA High School (Public, private, homeschooled), have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale of its equivalent, be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited, nonproprietary, four-year college or university in Pennsylvania for the entire 2018-2019 academic year, have a demonstrated financial need and have been and continue to be an active participant in community service. Must Apply by November 1, 2017 at www.schoarsapply.org/pennsylvaniasociety

The program is now accepting applications or renewable college scholarships worth up to $8,000 a year.  Twenty-five scholarships will be awarded. Last year, two PTHS graduates were granted scholarships!

 

AXA Achievementism Scholarship: The AXA Achievementism Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding aceivement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace.  Plus, a $1,000 grant will be made to every scholarship winner’s school.

 

 

ATHLETICS:

 

Boys Golf: Congratulations to Hunter Bruce who won the Section boys golf tournament with a 1-under par 71 at the Club at Nevillewood. Also qualifying for the next round of the WPIAL tournament were Michael Bell, Parker Johnson, and Matt Petrisin.The JV Boys golf team remained undefeated by beating Canon MacMillan 195 to 235 at Lindenwood. Ryan Marshall shot 37 and Cade Martin and Mason Takacs 39s to lead PT.

 

Girls Soccer: Monday night, the Lady Indians soccer team ran their record to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the Section with a 4-1 win against The Bethel Park Lady Hawks. Junior Regan LaVigna opened the scoring on a free kick from 30 yards. Sophomore Hannah Stuck scored two goals, the second one off a beautiful cross from Senior Bree Latsko and Junior Natalie Daube had the other goal.  Freshman Emma Sawich made 5 saves in the win. The Lady Indians travel to Upper St Clair for a big Section match on Wednesday.

 

Girls Tennis: Girls Varsity Tennis beat West Allegheny 5-0. Carla Goldsmith won line 1 singles, Baylee Sorrell won line 2 singles, Carly Brewster won line 3 singles, Mia Spergel and Paige Mattes won line 1 doubles, and Lauren Sladic and Emma Scarton won line 2 doubles

 

Girls Volleyball:  The Girls Volleyball team will be hosting rival Upper St Clair tonight.  It’s a red-out.  Come cheer the girls on to victory!

 

 

ATHLETIC SCHEDULE:

·          Boys JV Golf at Sewickley Academy – 2:30 pm at Rolling Acres Golf Course; Early Release at 1:00 pm; Departure at 1:10 pm

 

  • Girls Varsity Golf at Moon Area – 2:30 pm at Moon Golf Club; Early Release at 1:00 pm; Departure at 1:10 pm

 

  • Boys/Girls Varsity Cross Country vs. Upper St. Clair and Mt. Lebanon – 3:30 pm at Peterswood Park; Departure at 2:30 pm

 

  • Girls Varsity Tennis vs Pine-Richland – 3:30 pm at Peters Township Tennis Center

 

  • Boys Freshman Soccer at Baldwin – 4:15 pm at Whitehall Elementary; Departure at 2:40 pm

 

  • Girls JV/Varsity Field Hockey at Upper St. Clair – 6:00/7:30 pm at Boyce Middle School; Departure at 5:15 pm

 

  • Girls JV/Varsity Volleyball vs Upper St. Clair – 6:00/7:15 pm at Peters Township HS Gym

 

  • Boys JV/Varsity Soccer at Upper St. Clair – 6:30/8:00 pm at Upper St. Clair HS

Wednesday,September 20, 2017

 

Today is “A” Day

 

German Club: The German Club will have its first meeting on Tuesday, September 26th.  The short informational meeting will be in room 148 at 2:30.

 

Red Cross Club: The PTHS Red Cross Club will hold the first meeting of the year after school today. Come make a difference in helping others. The meeting will begin at 2:30 in Mrs. Polard’s room – Room 226. All are welcome – hope to see you there!

 

Interact: The Interact Ice cream social will be held after school today in the cafeteria. Any current members and students interested in joining Interact should attend!

 

Yearbook Supplements: Any student who purchased a yearbook last year but did NOT receive a spring supplement in the mail over the summer, please report to room G01 to get one.

 

A friendly reminder from the school nurses:  

To avoid getting sick remember these important tips: 

1.       Wash those hands!   Twenty seconds with soap and water is best but when unable please use the many touch free hand sanitizers conveniently located through the building.

2.       Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth

3.       Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve not your hands

4.       Do not share food, drinks, eating utensils, or any personal items

5.       Stay home following any illness until you are fever-free for 24 hours

6.       Flu season is almost here.   Check with your Doctor about getting a flu shot now.

 

 AP English Students: Attention all AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature Students:  A free study session to help you prepare for your AP English Language and AP Literature Exams will be offered on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Chartiers Valley High School.  If you plan to attend, please use the links provided below to register for the student study session online through EventBrite.  

Deadline for registration is October 6, 2017. 

If you have any questions, please see your AP English teachers or Mrs. Alexander in Room 116.

AP English Language and Composition

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pa-west-ap-english-language-and-composition-2-07-jan-2017-tickets-29054818745

AP English Literature and Composition

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pa-west-ap-english-literature-and-composition-2-07-jan-2017-tickets-29054823760

 

Math Club: There will be a Math Club meeting on September 26th at 2:30 in room 224.  Activity club fee is $10 payable by check only made out to PTSD.

 

 

PHASE: The first meeting of the PHASE Science Club will be this Thursday, September 21st, in room G08 for all new and returning members. We will be discussing a lot of important information that day so it is imperative that you attend if you are planning on being a member of the club. If you have questions please see Mr. Allen in room G08

 

Photo Day: Attention students, teachers and staff - Photo Day will be on Monday, September 25.  Please bring forms in with you at that time or order online in advance.  Seniors, you will get ID photos that day. If you are a senior who wishes to get your formal portrait that day, you may do that as well.

 

Office Runners: The Main Office is now accepting applications for 2nd Semester.  Please see Mrs. Riberich in Main Office for an application.  The periods available 2nd semester (2018) are 1st, 4th, 8th and 9th.  Please check your schedules, if you have a Study Hall or Lunch during one of these periods, please check- in at the main office for an application.  The office runner position will be filled on a first come basis.  See you in the Main Office.  Thanks, Mrs. Riberich

 

Art Club: The Art Club needs the high school’s help in deciding a design for the snow plow to be used on Route 19. Please select your favorite idea in the Google Form provided by Wednesday, Sept. 20th. Thanks!  

https://tinyurl.com/yd2d5l8h

 

National History Day: National History Day Kick-off will be held after school today, 9/20, in the library.  We'll review the theme, brainstorm topics, set up a timeline, and talk about different ways to present an entry.  Contact Mrs. Bowman at 724-941-1532 with any questions

 

Spanish Club:   Spanish Club will be meeting on Thursday, Sep. 21 at 2:30 pm in room 239 with Mrs. Miller. The Spanish club will be organizing their events for this year. Hope to see you there!

 

Project Ignite: Carnegie Mellon University is offering an exciting opportunity for high school students who wish to participate in Project Ignite. Project Ignite is an interdisciplinary project based program that provides high school students with the opportunity to research and create a STEM project. Students are paired with CMU mentors committed to working with high school students weekly in a three hour workshop over a period of ten weeks. Please attend an informational meeting on October 16, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m. in the PTHS auditorium to learn more about this exciting opportunity to research and work on a project with CMU Mentors. Register in the guidance office and you will receive a pass to attend, the day before the event.

 

ACE Mentor: All high school students who are interested in Architecture, Construction Management and Engineering are invited to apply to the ACE Mentor Program. Applications for ACE Mentoring are found online at: https://app.acementor.org/login

If you are a returning student you should use your old email address. If you are a new students find the link on the page for “new student sign up.” Make sure that you add your parent’s email address because the parent consent form will be sent directly to your parent. If your parent does NOT have an email address, click on the box saying so and print the form out for your parents to sign. After you register, ACE Mentor will reach out to you with upcoming dates.

 

Voice of Democracy: Each year, the VFW sponsors the Voice of Democracy. Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to submit an original written and audio recorded essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is “American History: Our Hope for the Future”. Entrants have the opportunity to compete for scholarship prizes. High School students interested in applying for the Voice of Democracy competition can pick up information and the applications from Mrs. Groninger in room #141 or Mrs. Alexander in room #116. Please read the application for details.

All submissions must be made on or before October 31, 2018.

 

CMU STEM day: Carnegie Mellon University Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is sponsoring their annual STEM High School day. Female high school students are invited to attend a day long program at CMU to learn about the many engineering and STEM disciplines. Students can expect to attend fun and engaging workshops led by professors, graduate and undergraduate students. This year High School Day will be on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9 am to 1:30 pm beginning with check-in and breakfast. The girls will then attend three different engineering sessions based on their preferences. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration for this event is online ONLY. Registration deadline is October 13 or until 205 registrations are received. Registration must be completed online. Register using the following link: http://tinyurl.com/HSday2017 Registration and waiver forms need to be emailed to: cmuswe.outreach@gmail.com  Waivers can be found on the enrichment board outside of room #116. Students who choose to attend this event must pick up an educational field trip form from the principal's office and will be responsible for providing their own transportation.

 

Hurricane Donations: The PTHS Red Cross Club is collecting donations for the ongoing hurricane devastation.  Collection cans are located by the front desk, in front of the main office, by guidance, and in the library. Please donate to help those in need.

 

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

 

Apprenticeships Available: Each year, Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 offers a myriad of apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship openings are posted on the PTHS Enrichment Board outside of room #116. There are still open seats in a number of these worthwhile apprenticeships. Interested students should:

-          Create an account at http://apprenticeships.aiu3.net

-          Submit an online application

-          Mail in the signature page and $75 application fee 

Please inform Mrs. Alexander in room #116 ASAP if you are interested in participating in one of the apprenticeship programs

 

Calcu-Solve: Students in grades 9-12 who are interested in competing in the annual Calcu-Solve Competition must register before September 30, 2017 with Mrs. Alexander in room #116. Competition will be held at Duquesne University. Competition is broken into two days. Grades 9/10 – October 12, 2017 and Grades 11/12- October 13, 2017.

 

 

GUIDANCE:

 

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

               

Sept. 21 – Waynesburg University – pd. 8

-          Thiel College – pd. 9

 

Scholarship Opportunities: In Partnership with the Maguire Foundation Pennsylvania Society Scholarship. Qualifications: To apply a student must...Be a current high school senior at any PA High School (Public, private, homeschooled), have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale of its equivalent, be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited, nonproprietary, four-year college or university in Pennsylvania for the entire 2018-2019 academic year, have a demonstrated financial need and have been and continue to be an active participant in community service. Must Apply by November 1, 2017 at www.schoarsapply.org/pennsylvaniasociety

The program is now accepting applications or renewable college scholarships worth up to $8,000 a year.  Twenty-five scholarships will be awarded. Last year, two PTHS graduates were granted scholarships!

 

AXA Achievementism Scholarship: The AXA Achievementism Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding aceivement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace.  Plus, a $1,000 grant will be made to every scholarship winner’s school.

 

 

ATHLETICS:

 

Boys Golf: The varsity boys golf team picked up a big non-section win over Fox Chapel 191 to 202 at Southpointe Golf Club. Michael Bell led PT with 36, Hunter Bruce and Matt Petrisin added 37's and Parker Johnson 38 for the 13 and 1 Indians. The JV Boys golf team remained undefeated by beating Sewickley Academy 198 to 209 at Rolling Acres Golf Club. Christian Schreiber and Andrew Poon led PT with 38's, Cade Martin added a 40, and Ellian Ascencio & Nick Luniewski 41s.

 

Field Hockey: Last night Peters Township HS Varsity Field Hockey team beat Upper St. Clair 6-0 
Goals scores by Nica Schratz, Erin Gummersbach (2), Greta Schratz (2) and Carlee Breier. The JV Field Hockey team defeated USC 2-1.  Goals scored by Amy Wilson and Abby Clark.

 

Girls Tennis: The Girls Varsity Tennis team beat Pine Richland 3-2. Baylee Sorrell won line 3 singles, Paige Mattes and Grace Salus won line 1 doubles, and Lauren Sladic and Mia Spergel won line 2 doubles.

 

 

ATHLETIC SCHEDULE:

 

  • Boys JV Golf vs Baldwin – 2:45 pm at Frosty Valley; Early Release at 1:40 pm; Departure at 1:50 pm

 

  • Girls JV Golf vs. Mt. Lebanon – 3:15 at Frosty Valley; Early Release at 2:05; Departure at 2:15 pm

 

  • Boys Varsity Golf at Baldwin – 2:10 pm at South Hills Country Club; Early Release at 2:10 pm; Departure at 2:20 pm

 

  • Boys Freshman Soccer vs North Allegheny – 3:30 pm at Pleasant Valley Turf Field

 

  • Girls Varsity Tennis vs Mt. Lebanon – 3:30 pm at Peters Township Tennis Center

 

  • Girls JV Tennis at Mt. Lebanon – 3:30 pm at Mt. Lebanon HS; Early Release at 2:10 pm; Departure at 2:20 pm

 

  • Girls JV/Varsity Field Hockey vs Mt. Lebanon – 6:15/7:30 at Peters Township Stadium

 

  • Girls JV/Varsity Soccer at Upper St. Clair – 6:30/8:00 pm at Upper St. Clair HS

Thursday -September 21, 2017

 

 

Today is “B” Day

 

Almost, Maine Tech Crew:  The 1st tech build for Almost, Maine will be THIS Saturday from 9am-noon. If you are working tech for the fall show, please try to attend. Wear sturdy shoes and if you have safety glasses and gloves, please bring them.  Future construction dates will be decided at that time. Thanks!!

 

Forensics: Forensics practice will begin on Monday, 9/25, in the library from 2:30 - 4:00. 

 

German Club: The German Club will have its first meeting on Tuesday, September 26th.  The short informational meeting will be in room 148 at 2:30.

 

Yearbook Supplements: Any student who purchased a yearbook last year but did NOT receive a spring supplement in the mail over the summer, please report to room G01 to get one.

 

A friendly reminder from the school nurses:  

To avoid getting sick remember these important tips: 

1.       Wash those hands!   Twenty seconds with soap and water is best but when unable please use the many touch free hand sanitizers conveniently located through the building.

2.       Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth

3.       Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve not your hands

4.       Do not share food, drinks, eating utensils, or any personal items

5.       Stay home following any illness until you are fever-free for 24 hours

6.       Flu season is almost here.   Check with your Doctor about getting a flu shot now.

 

 AP English Students: Attention all AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature Students:  A free study session to help you prepare for your AP English Language and AP Literature Exams will be offered on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Chartiers Valley High School.  If you plan to attend, please use the links provided below to register for the student study session online through EventBrite.  

Deadline for registration is October 6, 2017. 

If you have any questions, please see your AP English teachers or Mrs. Alexander in Room 116.

AP English Language and Composition

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pa-west-ap-english-language-and-composition-2-07-jan-2017-tickets-29054818745

AP English Literature and Composition

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pa-west-ap-english-literature-and-composition-2-07-jan-2017-tickets-29054823760

 

Math Club: There will be a Math Club meeting on September 26th at 2:30 in room 224.  Activity club fee is $10 payable by check only made out to PTSD.

 

PHASE: The first meeting of the PHASE Science Club will be toda, September 21st, in room G08 for all new and returning members. We will be discussing a lot of important information that day so it is imperative that you attend if you are planning on being a member of the club. If you have questions please see Mr. Allen in room G08

 

Photo Day: Attention students, teachers and staff - Photo Day will be on Monday, September 25.  Please bring forms in with you at that time or order online in advance.  Seniors, you will get ID photos that day. If you are a senior who wishes to get your formal portrait that day, you may do that as well.

 

Office Runners: The Main Office is now accepting applications for 2nd Semester.  Please see Mrs. Riberich in Main Office for an application.  The periods available 2nd semester (2018) are 1st, 4th, 8th and 9th.  Please check your schedules, if you have a Study Hall or Lunch during one of these periods, please check- in at the main office for an application.  The office runner position will be filled on a first come basis.  See you in the Main Office.  Thanks, Mrs. Riberich

 

Spanish Club:   Spanish Club will be meeting today, Sep. 21 at 2:30 pm in room 239 with Mrs. Miller. The Spanish club will be organizing their events for this year. Hope to see you there!

 

Project Ignite: Carnegie Mellon University is offering an exciting opportunity for high school students who wish to participate in Project Ignite. Project Ignite is an interdisciplinary project based program that provides high school students with the opportunity to research and create a STEM project. Students are paired with CMU mentors committed to working with high school students weekly in a three hour workshop over a period of ten weeks. Please attend an informational meeting on October 16, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m. in the PTHS auditorium to learn more about this exciting opportunity to research and work on a project with CMU Mentors. Register in the guidance office and you will receive a pass to attend, the day before the event.

 

ACE Mentor: All high school students who are interested in Architecture, Construction Management and Engineering are invited to apply to the ACE Mentor Program. Applications for ACE Mentoring are found online at: https://app.acementor.org/login

If you are a returning student you should use your old email address. If you are a new students find the link on the page for “new student sign up.” Make sure that you add your parent’s email address because the parent consent form will be sent directly to your parent. If your parent does NOT have an email address, click on the box saying so and print the form out for your parents to sign. After you register, ACE Mentor will reach out to you with upcoming dates.

 

Voice of Democracy: Each year, the VFW sponsors the Voice of Democracy. Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to submit an original written and audio recorded essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is “American History: Our Hope for the Future”. Entrants have the opportunity to compete for scholarship prizes. High School students interested in applying for the Voice of Democracy competition can pick up information and the applications from Mrs. Groninger in room #141 or Mrs. Alexander in room #116. Please read the application for details.

All submissions must be made on or before October 31, 2018.

 

CMU STEM day: Carnegie Mellon University Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is sponsoring their annual STEM High School day. Female high school students are invited to attend a day long program at CMU to learn about the many engineering and STEM disciplines. Students can expect to attend fun and engaging workshops led by professors, graduate and undergraduate students. This year High School Day will be on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9 am to 1:30 pm beginning with check-in and breakfast. The girls will then attend three different engineering sessions based on their preferences. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration for this event is online ONLY. Registration deadline is October 13 or until 205 registrations are received. Registration must be completed online. Register using the following link: http://tinyurl.com/HSday2017 Registration and waiver forms need to be emailed to: cmuswe.outreach@gmail.com  Waivers can be found on the enrichment board outside of room #116. Students who choose to attend this event must pick up an educational field trip form from the principal's office and will be responsible for providing their own transportation.

 

Hurricane Donations: The PTHS Red Cross Club is collecting donations for the ongoing hurricane devastation.  Collection cans are located by the front desk, in front of the main office, by guidance, and in the library. Please donate to help those in need.

 

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

 

Calcu-Solve: Students in grades 9-12 who are interested in competing in the annual Calcu-Solve Competition must register before September 30, 2017 with Mrs. Alexander in room #116. Competition will be held at Duquesne University. Competition is broken into two days. Grades 9/10 – October 12, 2017 and Grades 11/12- October 13, 2017.

 

 

GUIDANCE:

 

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

               

Sept. 21 – Waynesburg University – pd. 8

-          Thiel College – pd. 9

 

Sept. 25 – West Virginia University – pd. 1

-          Westminster – pd. 3

-          Allegheny College – pd. 6

-          Kent State – pd. 9

 

Sept. 26 – Penn State – pd. 3

-          Bonaventure – pd. 5

 

Sept. 27 – Ohio University – pd. 2

-          University of Dayton – pd. 3

-          John Carroll – pd. 8

-          Marrietta – pd. 9

 

Sept. 28 – Xavier – pd. 1

-          Indiana University of Pennsylvania – pd. 5

-          Michigan State – pd. 7

-          Temple – pd. 8

-          University of Cincinnati – pd. 9

 

 

 

Scholarship Opportunities: In Partnership with the Maguire Foundation Pennsylvania Society Scholarship. Qualifications: To apply a student must...Be a current high school senior at any PA High School (Public, private, homeschooled), have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale of its equivalent, be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited, nonproprietary, four-year college or university in Pennsylvania for the entire 2018-2019 academic year, have a demonstrated financial need and have been and continue to be an active participant in community service. Must Apply by November 1, 2017 at www.schoarsapply.org/pennsylvaniasociety

The program is now accepting applications or renewable college scholarships worth up to $8,000 a year.  Twenty-five scholarships will be awarded. Last year, two PTHS graduates were granted scholarships!

 

AXA Achievementism Scholarship: The AXA Achievementism Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding aceivement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace.  Plus, a $1,000 grant will be made to every scholarship winner’s school.

 

 

ATHLETICS:

 

Football: PT Football, with a 3-1 record, hosts Hempfield Area in a key Conference match-up this Friday (9/22) at 7:30pm. This game will be our Military Recognition and Middle School Recognition night!  Pre-Sale tickets for the game are now available in the Athletic Office.  Also available are All-Season Passes and Individual Season Passes.

 

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifField Hockey: The Peters Township Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Mt. Lebanon 3-1.  Emily Anderson had 2 goals and Nica Schratz scored a goal. The JV Field Hockey team tied Mt. Lebo 0-0.

 

Girls Soccer: The Lady Indians Soccer team remains undefeated at 8-0 by handing the Upper St Clair Lady Panthers a 1-0 loss. Sophomore Hannah Stuck scored the only goal in the first half off of a corner kick by Sophomore Kaila McFerran. The Lady Indians host Canon Mac in a big Section match on Monday evening – BE THERE! 

 

 

ATHLETIC SCHEDULE:

 

  • Girls Varsity Golf at WPIAL Sectionals – 10:00 am at Southpointe Golf Club; Early Release at 8:20 am; Departure at 8:30 am

 

  • Boys JV Golf vs Trinity – 2:45 pm at Frosty Valley Golf Links; Early Release at 1:40 pm; Departure at 1:50 pm

 

  • Boys Varsity Golf at Trinity – 3:00 pm at Lone Pine Golf Club; Early Release at 1:35 pm; Departure at 1:45 pm

 

  • Boys Freshman Soccer vs Upper St. Clair – 3:30 pm at Pleasant Valley Turf Field

 

  • Girls Varsity Tennis vs Hampton – 3:30 pm at Peters Township Tennis Center

 

  • Girls JV Tennis at Hampton – 3:30 pm at Hampton Community Tennis Courts; Early Release at 1:50 pm; Departure at 2:00 pm

 

  • Girls JV/Varsity Volleyball at Mt. Lebanon – 6:00/7:15 pm at Mt. Lebanon High School; Departure at 4:30 pm

 

  • Boys JV/Varsity Soccer vs Canon McMillan – 6:15/7:45 pm at Peters Township Stadium

Friday, September 22, 2017

 

Today is “C” Day

 

Almost, Maine Tech Crew:  The 1st tech build for Almost, Maine will be this Saturday from 9am-noon. If you are working tech for the fall show, please try to attend. Wear sturdy shoes and if you have safety glasses and gloves, please bring them.  Future construction dates will be decided at that time. Thanks!!

 

Forensics: Forensics practice will begin on Monday, 9/25, in the library from 2:30 - 4:00. 

 

German Club: The German Club will have its first meeting on Tuesday, September 26th.  The short informational meeting will be in room 148 at 2:30.

 

Yearbook Supplements: Any student who purchased a yearbook last year but did NOT receive a spring supplement in the mail over the summer, please report to room G01 to get one.

 

A friendly reminder from the school nurses:  

To avoid getting sick remember these important tips: 

1.       Wash those hands!   Twenty seconds with soap and water is best but when unable please use the many touch free hand sanitizers conveniently located through the building.

2.       Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth

3.       Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve not your hands

4.       Do not share food, drinks, eating utensils, or any personal items

5.       Stay home following any illness until you are fever-free for 24 hours

6.       Flu season is almost here.   Check with your Doctor about getting a flu shot now.

 

 AP English Students: Attention all AP English Language and Composition and AP Literature Students:  A free study session to help you prepare for your AP English Language and AP Literature Exams will be offered on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Chartiers Valley High School.  If you plan to attend, please use the links provided below to register for the student study session online through EventBrite.  

Deadline for registration is October 6, 2017. 

If you have any questions, please see your AP English teachers or Mrs. Alexander in Room 116.

AP English Language and Composition

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pa-west-ap-english-language-and-composition-2-07-jan-2017-tickets-29054818745

AP English Literature and Composition

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-pa-west-ap-english-literature-and-composition-2-07-jan-2017-tickets-29054823760

 

Math Club: There will be a Math Club meeting on September 26th at 2:30 in room 224.  Activity club fee is $10 payable by check only made out to PTSD.

 

Photo Day: Attention students, teachers and staff - Photo Day will be on Monday, September 25.  Please bring forms in with you at that time or order online in advance.  Seniors, you will get ID photos that day. If you are a senior who wishes to get your formal portrait that day, you may do that as well.

 

Office Runners: The Main Office is now accepting applications for 2nd Semester.  Please see Mrs. Riberich in Main Office for an application.  The periods available 2nd semester (2018) are 1st, 4th, 8th and 9th.  Please check your schedules, if you have a Study Hall or Lunch during one of these periods, please check- in at the main office for an application.  The office runner position will be filled on a first come basis.  See you in the Main Office.  Thanks, Mrs. Riberich

 

Project Ignite: Carnegie Mellon University is offering an exciting opportunity for high school students who wish to participate in Project Ignite. Project Ignite is an interdisciplinary project based program that provides high school students with the opportunity to research and create a STEM project. Students are paired with CMU mentors committed to working with high school students weekly in a three hour workshop over a period of ten weeks. Please attend an informational meeting on October 16, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m. in the PTHS auditorium to learn more about this exciting opportunity to research and work on a project with CMU Mentors. Register in the guidance office and you will receive a pass to attend, the day before the event.

 

ACE Mentor: All high school students who are interested in Architecture, Construction Management and Engineering are invited to apply to the ACE Mentor Program. Applications for ACE Mentoring are found online at: https://app.acementor.org/login

If you are a returning student you should use your old email address. If you are a new students find the link on the page for “new student sign up.” Make sure that you add your parent’s email address because the parent consent form will be sent directly to your parent. If your parent does NOT have an email address, click on the box saying so and print the form out for your parents to sign. After you register, ACE Mentor will reach out to you with upcoming dates.

 

Voice of Democracy: Each year, the VFW sponsors the Voice of Democracy. Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to submit an original written and audio recorded essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is “American History: Our Hope for the Future”. Entrants have the opportunity to compete for scholarship prizes. High School students interested in applying for the Voice of Democracy competition can pick up information and the applications from Mrs. Groninger in room #141 or Mrs. Alexander in room #116. Please read the application for details.

All submissions must be made on or before October 31, 2018.

 

CMU STEM day: Carnegie Mellon University Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is sponsoring their annual STEM High School day. Female high school students are invited to attend a day long program at CMU to learn about the many engineering and STEM disciplines. Students can expect to attend fun and engaging workshops led by professors, graduate and undergraduate students. This year High School Day will be on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9 am to 1:30 pm beginning with check-in and breakfast. The girls will then attend three different engineering sessions based on their preferences. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration for this event is online ONLY. Registration deadline is October 13 or until 205 registrations are received. Registration must be completed online. Register using the following link: http://tinyurl.com/HSday2017 Registration and waiver forms need to be emailed to: cmuswe.outreach@gmail.com  Waivers can be found on the enrichment board outside of room #116. Students who choose to attend this event must pick up an educational field trip form from the principal's office and will be responsible for providing their own transportation.

 

Hurricane Donations: The PTHS Red Cross Club is collecting donations for the ongoing hurricane devastation.  Collection cans are located by the front desk, in front of the main office, by guidance, and in the library. Please donate to help those in need.

 

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

 

Calcu-Solve: Students in grades 9-12 who are interested in competing in the annual Calcu-Solve Competition must register before September 30, 2017 with Mrs. Alexander in room #116. Competition will be held at Duquesne University. Competition is broken into two days. Grades 9/10 – October 12, 2017 and Grades 11/12- October 13, 2017.

 

 

GUIDANCE:

 

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

               

Sept. 25 – West Virginia University – pd. 1

-          Westminster – pd. 3

-          Allegheny College – pd. 6

-          Kent State – pd. 9

 

Sept. 26 – Penn State – pd. 3

-          Bonaventure – pd. 5

 

Sept. 27 – Ohio University – pd. 2

-          University of Dayton – pd. 3

-          John Carroll – pd. 8

-          Marrietta – pd. 9

 

Sept. 28 – Xavier – pd. 1

-          Indiana University of Pennsylvania – pd. 5

-          Michigan State – pd. 7

-          Temple – pd. 8

-          University of Cincinnati – pd. 9

 

 

 

Scholarship Opportunities: In Partnership with the Maguire Foundation Pennsylvania Society Scholarship. Qualifications: To apply a student must...Be a current high school senior at any PA High School (Public, private, homeschooled), have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale of its equivalent, be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited, nonproprietary, four-year college or university in Pennsylvania for the entire 2018-2019 academic year, have a demonstrated financial need and have been and continue to be an active participant in community service. Must Apply by November 1, 2017 at www.schoarsapply.org/pennsylvaniasociety

The program is now accepting applications or renewable college scholarships worth up to $8,000 a year.  Twenty-five scholarships will be awarded. Last year, two PTHS graduates were granted scholarships!

 

AXA Achievementism Scholarship: The AXA Achievementism Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding aceivement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace.  Plus, a $1,000 grant will be made to every scholarship winner’s school.

 

 

ATHLETICS:

 

Football: PT Football, with a 3-1 record, hosts Hempfield Area in a key Conference match-up tonight at 7:30pm. This game will be our Military Recognition and Middle School Recognition night!  Pre-Sale tickets for the game are now available in the Athletic Office.  Also available are All-Season Passes and Individual Season Passes.

 

Girls Volleyball: Congratulations to the Girls volleyball team for defeating Mount Lebanon last night. Team leaders were Abby Crookshank, Jordan Hufnagel, Madison Tassone, and Brooke Hjerpe. Come watch the team in action on Tuesday vs Canon Mac at 7pm.

 

Boys Golf: The Varsity Boys Golf Team clinched a share of the section title and their 15th consecutive playoff berth by defeating Trinity 191 to 236 at Lone Pine Country Club. PT was led by Hunter Bruce with 36, Matt Petrisin 37, Mike Bell 38, Parker Johnson 39, and Ellian Ascencio 41. The JV Boys Golf Team remained undefeated by beating Trinity 197 to 264 at Frosty Valley. Cade Martin led PT with a 37 and Logan Shaw shot 38 for the 13 and 0 JV Indians.

 

Girls Slo-pitch softball club: The Girls Slo-pitch softball club Varsity team will be playing Montour at Burkett Field on Sunday at 12 noon and 2:00.  The JV team will be playing Plum at Plum Senior H.S. at 12:00 and 2:00 on Sunday.

 

ATHLETIC SCHEDULE:

 

FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

 

  • Boys Freshman Soccer vs Canon McMillan – 3:30 pm at Peters Township Stadium

 

  • Girls Varsity Tennis at Beaver Area – 3:30 pm at Beaver Area HS; Early Release at 1:50 pm; Departure at 2:00 pm

 

  • Girls Varsity Golf at Sewickley Academy – 4:00 pm at Allegheny Country Club; Departure at 2:30 pm

 

  • Boys Varsity Football vs Hempfield Area – 7:30 pm at Peters Township Stadium

 

 

SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

 

  • Girls JV/Varsity Field Hockey at Olentangy Orange – 8:30/9:45 am at Olentangy Orange HS

 

  • Boys JV Football at Hempfield Area – 10:00 am at Hempfield Area HS; Departure at 8:00 am

 

  • Girls JV/Varsity Field Hockey at Olentangy HS – 1:30/2:45 pm at Olentangy HS

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Township
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