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PTMS Student Planner Order Forms Now Available
PTMS academic planners will be provided at a cost of $4.00 each for the 2014-2015 school year. Planners are recommended for all students and are used to record homework assignments and as a hall pass. To pre-order a student planner, please fill out the attached form and submit cash or check payable to PTSD and return it to the Middle School or McMurray office. 
Band Front Tryouts
The PTHS Mighty Indian Marching Band will hold band front tryouts on Saturday, May 3rd from 8am to 4pm at the middle school gym. All 8th grade girls wishing to be part of the drill team or silk line must be present at the tryouts. For more details please contact Mr. Barney at barneym@pt-sd.org. 
Kennywood Tickets On Sale Tuesday, April 22nd
Parents & Students:  Tickets for Peters Township 2014 School Picnic Kennywood Day will go on sale on Tuesday, April 22nd.  Please read on to find out more about this upcoming event.
 
National History Day Winners
Peters Township’s youngest history enthusiasts made their presence known at the regional competition of the National History Day contest, known as NHD-Pittsburgh. Seventeen students from Peters Township Middle and High Schools competed among more than 400 students across the region. Entries this year focused on the theme of “Rights and Responsibilities in History.”  
Welcome To The Middle School Powerpoint Presentation Now Available for Parents of McMurray Students
Dear McMurray Parents:  Please read on to find out and view the information that was presented and shared with McMurray parents from our March 6th parent orientation meeting.
 
Personal Wellness Test Out Information Sheet Is Now Available
Parents:  Please read on to find out more information about the upcoming Personal Wellness Test Out Exam that will be administered to any 8th grade student interested in testing out of the Personal Wellness course at the high school for the 2014-2015 school year.
 
Scheduling Information Letters For Our Incoming 6th Grade Parents and Current 7th & 8th Grade Parents
Parents:  Please read on to find out more information about the upcoming Course Scheduling process taking place in the coming weeks with our middle school counseling staff.
 
PTMS Dance-A-Thon Raises More than $11,000 for Ronald McDonald House
Thank you to everyone who supported our Dance-a-Thon this year! It was an outstanding efforts and a wonderful night for everyone. Please visit our website to learn more about the event.     
Kennywood Ticket Sale Date
The Peters Township School District Kennywood Picnic day is Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Discounted tickets will be on sale in District school buildings on Tuesday, April 22. This year, tickets are $25 each and may be purchased by cash or money order only. Click more info for specific times to purchase tickets in each building. 
Imagination Celebration - Mark Your Calendar!
This spring PTSD will be celebrating the arts all across the District. Visit our Imagination Celebration webpage to learn more about the Celebration, a complete list of event dates and samples of our students at work! 
UPDATED! New Phone System for PT Schools
On March 28, Bower Hill Elementary was added to the list of District buildings included in the new phone system. The new phone system in now in place in the Bower Hill, the Middle School, High School, Administration Building, Bus Garage and Pleasant Valley Elementary. This system will provide improved reliability and includes added features for staff members. Over the next few months, you will be alerted as additional schools are brought online to the new system. Click more for helpful hints to note when calling the District. 
PTMS is a National Blue Ribbon School!
The U.S. Department of Education has named Peters Township Middle School as a National Blue Ribbon School. This year, 286 schools were designated as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence or for their success in closing achievement gaps. The Department will honor the 236 public and 50 private schools with their National Blue Ribbon School awards at a conference and awards ceremony on November 18-19 in Washington, D.C. 
Box Tops Drawings Continue Throughout The School Year
Please read more about our Box Tops contest here at PTMS....
 
About Our School
The Peters Township Middle School provides an outstanding educational experience for students in Grades 7 - 8.
Our Mission Statement

The Peters Township Middle School community is a partnership of individuals committed to challenging students to develop their potential as continuous learners and responsible citizens.

Goals

  • To create a safe learning environment enhanced by a spirit of school community where every student has diverse opportunities for learning
  • To challenge students to explore their creative potential
  • To foster pride in self, school, and community
  • To promote problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and responsibility for the student's own learning
  • To provide an environment which respects and emphasizes all students' rights and encourages responsibility and active participation in society
  • To build a transition from the dependency of the younger child with that of the more independent young adult
  • To develop each student socially and emotionally while implementing the instructional process
Our School Hours

School Day Hours: 7:55 am to 2:55 pm

Middle School Office Hours: 7:30 am to 3:15 pm

Contact the Principals
Dr. Robert Freado, Principal
724-941-2688 x4240
freador@pt-sd.org

Mr. Michael Henaghan, Assistant Principal
724-941-2688 x4241
henaghanm@pt-sd.org

Peters Township Middle School
625 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-2688
Fax: 724 941-1426
Useful Information & Handouts for Parents
Upcoming Events
Kennywood Ticket Sale Day
Tue Apr 22 2014
PTMS Chorus Concert
Thu May 1 2014
Grade 7 Celebration
Thu May 8 2014
Window to give Keysone exam (algebra)
Mon May 12 2014
to Fri May 23 2014
Keystone Exams: Algebra
Tue May 13 2014
PTMS Orchestra Concert
Thu May 15 2014
Memorial Day, No School
Mon May 26 2014
Calendar
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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