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Monday -Sept. 21, 2020

 
Today is “E” Day
 
Senior Ads: Attention Seniors! Online forms and money to hold a spot for your senior ad (if your parents choose to purchse) is Friday, Sept 25th.  Senior portraits and pics/text for the ads are not due until Mid-October.
 
Steeltown Film Academy: Every year, Steeltown Film Academy offers a Fall Film Academy – this year’s group starts on September 22nd.  Participants will meet both virtually and in person throughout the week over the course of 12 weeks. Participants will have the opportunity to work up to a paid position with their Teen Film Crew.  
If you are interested in learning more about this Steeltown Film Academy, consider attending their virtual Open House on Tuesday, September 29, 200 from 7-8:00 p.m. for students, educators and partners. 
 
Student Writers: Calling on all high school student writers. You are invited to submit original pieces of work in fiction, memoir, personal essay, graphic work, photography, and/or poetry between September 15, 2020 and March 15, 2021. 
All selected work will be considered for Apprentice Writer's six prizes: $200 to outstanding writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as $50 to runners up in each genre. Prizes will be selected by a published author.
For detailed information about submission guidelines, please visit their website Submissions can be made from September 15, 2020 until March 15, 2020.
Send all submissions to:  HTTP://TINYURL.COM/APPRENTICEWRITER2021 
Please contact Ashley Houtz at [email protected] or by phone at 570-372-4660 with any questions.

ACE Mentoring: Students who are interested in learning more about careers related to Architecture, Construction and Engineering should consider attending the ACE Mentoring of Southwestern Pennsylvania informational kick off on October 7th.During the kickoff meeting, they will explain how this year will work virtually. Invitation for that kickoff will be sent AFTER students register. Participants will work in groups with students from throughout the Tri-State area to work on a project, meet and network professionals such as architects, construction managers and engineers, learn about internship opportunities and how to qualify for scholarships. Students can register at ACE Western PA for the 2020-2021 year by visiting this site: https://app.acementor.org/login 

Student Council: Anyone interested in joining Student Council please join the remind group by going to the link: www.remind.com/join/ptsc20-21 or using the class code @ptsc20-21. Remember anyone can join student council, we look forward to coming up with creative ideas and solutions to make this unique 20-21 school year memorable for PTHS. If you have questions see Mr. Albright in room 209.
 
Library Book Check Out: Interested in checking out books from the PTHS library? Visit the PTHS Library website for the link to the online book checkout form. You can browse the catalog, select titles, or even ask for suggestions for what to read next. Books will be delivered to you during your homeroom. Remote students also have the option to check books out and schedule a time once their order is placed. Email Ms. Gilroy if you have any questions!
 
Voice of Democracy: Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars or VFW sponsors the Voice of Democracy Program. Students from around the country will compete for over $2 million dollars in scholarships. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, State and National level. This year’s writing prompt is “Is This The Country The Founder’s Envisioned?”  
Deadline for application is October 31, 2020. This year’s patriotic audio essay competition grand prize: $30,000 Award. You may access the application and directions through the email below or copies of the application can be found in the gifted office in room #116.  
 
Lunch Ordering: Food Service has created an online ordering system for students to use called Nutrislice. To create an account please visit https://ptsdk12pa.nutrislice.com/menu/
 You will simply need your First and Last Name, Email and Student ID. Once your account is created, you are only allowed to order food for the following day by 2pm. For example: Tuesday's order must be in by 2pm on Monday. There is no same day ordering. You can also download the Nutrislice app from your smartphone's app store. Please reach out to Food Service if you have any further questions. Instructions will be posted in the cafeteria as well. Thank you!
 
Athletics
 
Boys Golf: The Varsity Boys Golf team shot a 196 to defeat Canon MacMillan and South Fayette at Valley Brook Country Club. Christian Schreiber and Robert Gavlik shot 38s and Nick Wetzel added a 39 for the 5 & 0 Indians. 
The JV Boys Golf team improved to 7 and 0 with a 212 to 226 win against South Fayette at Hickory Heights. Austin Malley led PT with a 38.
 
Boys Soccer: The Boys soccer team defeated Carlynton Thursday night 7 to 0. Andrew Massucci had 3 goals and 1 assist. Luke Holmes had 2 goals and 2 assists. Alex Grim had a goal and an assist. Anthony Schullek added a goal and Dominic Sambucco and Cole Woodward added an assist each. Andre Goldsmith and Derek Ligouri are credited with a clean sheet and were assisted in maintaining the shutout with strong defensive performances from Dylan Shaw, Cole Woodward, Joe Tornari, Aaron Brula, Aidan Martik, Matt Gryzb and Ethan Smelko.
The Boys record is now 1-0-1.  
 
Athletic Schedule: 

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

Today is “A” Day
 
Student Council: The first student council meeting of the year will be held on Monday September 28, after school in the Cafeteria. Any student interested in being a part of student council should attend, all students are welcome. See Mr. Albright if you have any questions.
 
Senior Ads: Attention Seniors! Online forms and money to hold a spot for your senior ad (if your parents choose to purchase) is Friday, Sept 25th.  Senior portraits and pics/text for the ads are not due until Mid-October.
 
Steeltown Film Academy: Every year, Steeltown Film Academy offers a Fall Film Academy – this year’s group starts on September 22nd.  Participants will meet both virtually and in person throughout the week over the course of 12 weeks. Participants will have the opportunity to work up to a paid position with their Teen Film Crew.  
If you are interested in learning more about this Steeltown Film Academy, consider attending their virtual Open House on Tuesday, September 29, 200 from 7-8:00 p.m. for students, educators and partners. 
 
 
Student Writers: Calling on all high school student writers. You are invited to submit original pieces of work in fiction, memoir, personal essay, graphic work, photography, and/or poetry between September 15, 2020 and March 15, 2021. 
All selected work will be considered for Apprentice Writer's six prizes: $200 to outstanding writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as $50 to runners up in each genre. Prizes will be selected by a published author.
For detailed information about submission guidelines, please visit their website Submissions can be made from September 15, 2020 until March 15, 2020.
Send all submissions to:  HTTP://TINYURL.COM/APPRENTICEWRITER2021 
Please contact Ashley Houtz at [email protected] or by phone at 570-372-4660 with any questions.
ACE Mentoring: Students who are interested in learning more about careers related to Architecture, Construction and Engineering should consider attending the ACE Mentoring of Southwestern Pennsylvania informational kick off on October 7th.During the kickoff meeting, they will explain how this year will work virtually. Invitation for that kickoff will be sent AFTER students register. Participants will work in groups with students from throughout the Tri-State area to work on a project, meet and network professionals such as architects, construction managers and engineers, learn about internship opportunities and how to qualify for scholarships. Students can register at ACE Western PA for the 2020-2021 year by visiting this site: https://app.acementor.org/login 
Library Book Check Out: Interested in checking out books from the PTHS library? Visit the PTHS Library website for the link to the online book checkout form. You can browse the catalog, select titles, or even ask for suggestions for what to read next. Books will be delivered to you during your homeroom. Remote students also have the option to check books out and schedule a time once their order is placed. Email Ms. Gilroy if you have any questions!
 
Voice of Democracy: Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars or VFW sponsors the Voice of Democracy Program. Students from around the country will compete for over $2 million dollars in scholarships. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, State and National level. This year’s writing prompt is “Is This The Country The Founder’s Envisioned?”  
Deadline for application is October 31, 2020. This year’s patriotic audio essay competition grand prize: $30,000 Award. You may access the application and directions through the email below or copies of the application can be found in the gifted office in room #116.  
 
Lunch Ordering: Food Service has created an online ordering system for students to use called Nutrislice. To create an account please visit https://ptsdk12pa.nutrislice.com/menu/
 You will simply need your First and Last Name, Email and Student ID. Once your account is created, you are only allowed to order food for the following day by 2pm. For example: Tuesday's order must be in by 2pm on Monday. There is no same day ordering. You can also download the Nutrislice app from your smartphone's app store. Please reach out to Food Service if you have any further questions. Instructions will be posted in the cafeteria as well. Thank you!
 
Athletics
 
Girls Golf: The Peters Twp Girls Golf Team won an important Section Match against USC on Friday.  The ladies had a season low score to win 161 to 163.  Season lows were brought in by Delaney Kern 36, Ella McRoberts 39, and Amelia Severns 44, the scoring was finished off with a great 42 by Allison Poon.
 
Camera Operators needed: The athletic department is looking for camera operators for its webstream at the stadium.  If you are interested in filming athletic events, please stop by the athletic office and see Mr. Pyles.
 
Athletic Schedule: 
Varsity Cross Country at South Fayette w/ Chartiers Valley:   3:00 pm at South Fayette HS - Early Release at 1:00 pm; Departure at 1:20 pm
Boys Varsity Golf at Canon-McMillan: 3:00 pm at Lindenwood GC - Early Release at 2:10 pm; Departure at 2:20 pm
Girls Varsity Golf vs. Oakland Catholic/Mt. Lebanon: 3:00 pm at Valleybrook CC - Early Release at 2:10 pm; Departure at 2:20 pm
 Girls JV Golf at Mt. Lebanon :  3:30 pm at Mt. Lebanon GC - Departure at 2:30 pm
Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Sewickley Academy: 3:30 pm at Peters Twp Tennis Center
Girls JV Tennis at Sewickley Academy: 4:00 pm at Nichols Field Tennis Center -Departure at 2:45 pm
Girls JV/Varsity Field Hockey at Norwin: 6:00/7:15 pm at Norwin HS - Departure at 4:20/5:30pm pm
Girls JV/Varsity Volleyball vs. Moon: 6:00/7:15 pm at PTHS Gym
Boys JV/Varsity Soccer vs. Upper St. Clair: 6:15/7:45 pm at CFP Stadium

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Today is “B” Day
 
SWE: Carnegie Mellon University Society of Women Engineers or SWE is pleased to announce their annual High School Day will be held virtually on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Interested students MUST register before October 1st. This event will be limited to the first 150 students so register ASAP.
High School Day is an engaging day where high school girls from the Pittsburgh area are invited to participate in engineering workshops of their choice led by professors, graduate, and undergraduate students. They have the opportunity to hear from a special keynote speaker and learn about college opportunities through mentorships with CMU SWE members. 
Please read your Naviance email for more detail and the link to register with Eventbrite.
 
Student Council: The first student council meeting of the year will be held on Monday September 28, after school in the Cafeteria. Any student interested in being a part of student council should attend, all students are welcome. See Mr. Albright if you have any questions.
 
Senior Ads: Attention Seniors! Online forms and money to hold a spot for your senior ad (if your parents choose to purchase) is Friday, Sept 25th.  Senior portraits and pics/text for the ads are not due until Mid-October.
 
Steeltown Film Academy: Every year, Steeltown Film Academy offers a Fall Film Academy – this year’s group starts on September 22nd.  Participants will meet both virtually and in person throughout the week over the course of 12 weeks. Participants will have the opportunity to work up to a paid position with their Teen Film Crew.  
If you are interested in learning more about this Steeltown Film Academy, consider attending their virtual Open House on Tuesday, September 29, 200 from 7-8:00 p.m. for students, educators and partners. 
 
 
Student Writers: Calling on all high school student writers. You are invited to submit original pieces of work in fiction, memoir, personal essay, graphic work, photography, and/or poetry between September 15, 2020 and March 15, 2021. 
All selected work will be considered for Apprentice Writer's six prizes: $200 to outstanding writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as $50 to runners up in each genre. Prizes will be selected by a published author.
For detailed information about submission guidelines, please visit their website Submissions can be made from September 15, 2020 until March 15, 2020.
Send all submissions to:  HTTP://TINYURL.COM/APPRENTICEWRITER2021 
Please contact Ashley Houtz at [email protected] or by phone at 570-372-4660 with any questions.

ACE Mentoring: Students who are interested in learning more about careers related to Architecture, Construction and Engineering should consider attending the ACE Mentoring of Southwestern Pennsylvania informational kick off on October 7th.During the kickoff meeting, they will explain how this year will work virtually. Invitation for that kickoff will be sent AFTER students register. Participants will work in groups with students from throughout the Tri-State area to work on a project, meet and network professionals such as architects, construction managers and engineers, learn about internship opportunities and how to qualify for scholarships. Students can register at ACE Western PA for the 2020-2021 year by visiting this site: https://app.acementor.org/login 

Library Book Check Out: Interested in checking out books from the PTHS library? Visit the PTHS Library website for the link to the online book checkout form. You can browse the catalog, select titles, or even ask for suggestions for what to read next. Books will be delivered to you during your homeroom. Remote students also have the option to check books out and schedule a time once their order is placed. Email Ms. Gilroy if you have any questions!
 
Voice of Democracy: Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars or VFW sponsors the Voice of Democracy Program. Students from around the country will compete for over $2 million dollars in scholarships. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, State and National level. This year’s writing prompt is “Is This The Country The Founder’s Envisioned?”  
Deadline for application is October 31, 2020. This year’s patriotic audio essay competition grand prize: $30,000 Award. You may access the application and directions through the email below or copies of the application can be found in the gifted office in room #116.  
 
Lunch Ordering: Food Service has created an online ordering system for students to use called Nutrislice. To create an account please visit https://ptsdk12pa.nutrislice.com/menu/
 You will simply need your First and Last Name, Email and Student ID. Once your account is created, you are only allowed to order food for the following day by 2pm. For example: Tuesday's order must be in by 2pm on Monday. There is no same day ordering. You can also download the Nutrislice app from your smartphone's app store. Please reach out to Food Service if you have any further questions. Instructions will be posted in the cafeteria as well. Thank you!
 
Athletics
 
Girls Filed Hockey: Girls Field Hockey has had success on the field. Last Wednesday the teams shut out the visiting Hempfield Spartans in a section action last night. JV won 8-0, with Ella Liebscher contributing three goals, Cece Backo and Brooke Wilding with two each, and Maddy Holmes contributing one. Varsity won 4-0, with two goals and two assists by Cassidy King, and a goal each from Ava Pugliano and Gia Grau.
The team defeated Upper St. Clair 3-0 in field hockey on Saturday. Scoring for the Indians were Sofia Forlini with two goals, Cassidy King with a goal and an assist, and CeCe Backo with an assist. 
 
Boys Golf: The Varsity Boys Golf team had four qualifiers at the sectional qualifier at Lone Pine country club. Senior Ellian Ascencio shot 74, seniors Christian Schreiber and Andrew Poon shot 78 and sophomore Nick Wetzel shot 81 to advance to the WPIAL individual semi finals next week.
The JV Boys Golf team remained undefeated at 9 and 0 with a 215 to 218 victory over Upper Saint Clair at Saint Clair country club. Seth Bockman led PT with a 41 and Sean McFarlin and Austin Malley added 42s.
 
Girls Soccer: PT Varsity Girls Soccer team improve to 3-0 overall with a 1-0 win over Mt. Lebanon Monday night.  Irene Doleno with the winning goal.  Strong defensive line posted another shutout. JV girls also won 2-1.
 
 
Girls Golf: The Peters Township Girls golf team defeated Oakland Catholic, Bethel Park, and USC on Monday at Edgewood Country Club with a team score of 177.  The Team was led by match lows from Allison Poon and Ella McRoberts, both with 41s,  Also scoring were Delaney Kern with a 47 and Amelia Severns with a 48.
 
Camera Operators needed: The athletic department is looking for camera operators for its webstream at the stadium.  If you are interested in filming athletic events, please stop by the athletic office and see Mr. Pyles.
 
Athletic Schedule: 
 
Boys JV Golf vs. Chartiers Valley:  3:15 pm at Frosty Valley Golf Links - Departure at 2:30 pm
Girls Varsity Tennis at Bethel Park: 3:30 pm at Bethel Park HS - Departure at 2:30 pm
Girls JV Tennis vs. Bethel Park: 3:45 pm at Peters Twp Tennis Center
Boys Varsity Golf at Chartiers Valley: 4:00 pm at Nevillewood CC - Departure at 3:00
Boys Freshman Soccer at North Allegheny: 5:30 pm at North Allegheny Intermediate - Departure at 4:00 pm

Thursday- Sep. 24, 2020

Today is “C” Day
 
Career Prep Opportunities:  Are you interested in Business, Health Care or Agriculture? The following three schools are accepting applications for the summer of 2021 participation.
All schools are a four-week residential learning experience and you are expected to stay on campus for the duration.
Application deadline is February 22, 2021
Lehigh University Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive
The University of Pittsburgh will host Health Career Scholars Academy
Penn State University will host Pennsylvania School for Excellence in Agriculture Sciences
Please reference your Naviance email accounts for details on how to apply, eligibility and tuition.
 
SWE: Carnegie Mellon University Society of Women Engineers or SWE is pleased to announce their annual High School Day will be held virtually on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Interested students MUST register before October 1st. This event will be limited to the first 150 students so register ASAP.
High School Day is an engaging day where high school girls from the Pittsburgh area are invited to participate in engineering workshops of their choice led by professors, graduate, and undergraduate students. They have the opportunity to hear from a special keynote speaker and learn about college opportunities through mentorships with CMU SWE members. 
Please read your Naviance email for more detail and the link to register with Eventbrite.
 
Student Council: The first student council meeting of the year will be held on Monday September 28, after school in the Cafeteria. Any student interested in being a part of student council should attend, all students are welcome. See Mr. Albright if you have any questions.
 
Senior Ads: Attention Seniors! Online forms and money to hold a spot for your senior ad (if your parents choose to purchase) is Friday, Sept 25th.  Senior portraits and pics/text for the ads are not due until Mid-October.
 
Steeltown Film Academy: Every year, Steeltown Film Academy offers a Fall Film Academy – this year’s group starts on September 22nd.  Participants will meet both virtually and in person throughout the week over the course of 12 weeks. Participants will have the opportunity to work up to a paid position with their Teen Film Crew.  
If you are interested in learning more about this Steeltown Film Academy, consider attending their virtual Open House on Tuesday, September 29, 200 from 7-8:00 p.m. for students, educators and partners. 
 
 
Student Writers: Calling on all high school student writers. You are invited to submit original pieces of work in fiction, memoir, personal essay, graphic work, photography, and/or poetry between September 15, 2020 and March 15, 2021. 
All selected work will be considered for Apprentice Writer's six prizes: $200 to outstanding writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as $50 to runners up in each genre. Prizes will be selected by a published author.
For detailed information about submission guidelines, please visit their website Submissions can be made from September 15, 2020 until March 15, 2020.
Send all submissions to:  HTTP://TINYURL.COM/APPRENTICEWRITER2021 
Please contact Ashley Houtz at [email protected] or by phone at 570-372-4660 with any questions.

ACE Mentoring: Students who are interested in learning more about careers related to Architecture, Construction and Engineering should consider attending the ACE Mentoring of Southwestern Pennsylvania informational kick off on October 7th.During the kickoff meeting, they will explain how this year will work virtually. Invitation for that kickoff will be sent AFTER students register. Participants will work in groups with students from throughout the Tri-State area to work on a project, meet and network professionals such as architects, construction managers and engineers, learn about internship opportunities and how to qualify for scholarships. Students can register at ACE Western PA for the 2020-2021 year by visiting this site: https://app.acementor.org/login 

Library Book Check Out: Interested in checking out books from the PTHS library? Visit the PTHS Library website for the link to the online book checkout form. You can browse the catalog, select titles, or even ask for suggestions for what to read next. Books will be delivered to you during your homeroom. Remote students also have the option to check books out and schedule a time once their order is placed. Email Ms. Gilroy if you have any questions!
 
Voice of Democracy: Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars or VFW sponsors the Voice of Democracy Program. Students from around the country will compete for over $2 million dollars in scholarships. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, State and National level. This year’s writing prompt is “Is This The Country The Founder’s Envisioned?”  
Deadline for application is October 31, 2020. This year’s patriotic audio essay competition grand prize: $30,000 Award. You may access the application and directions through the email below or copies of the application can be found in the gifted office in room #116.  
 
Lunch Ordering: Food Service has created an online ordering system for students to use called Nutrislice. To create an account please visit https://ptsdk12pa.nutrislice.com/menu/
 You will simply need your First and Last Name, Email and Student ID. Once your account is created, you are only allowed to order food for the following day by 2pm. For example: Tuesday's order must be in by 2pm on Monday. There is no same day ordering. You can also download the Nutrislice app from your smartphone's app store. Please reach out to Food Service if you have any further questions. Instructions will be posted in the cafeteria as well. Thank you!
 
Athletics
 
Boys Soccer: The Boys soccer team beat Upper St Clair Tuesday evening 2 to 0. Andrew Massucci had both goals for the Indians.  Derek Ligouri had 5 saves and earned a shutout. Ligouri had defensive support from Dylan Shaw, Cole Woodward, Joe Tornari, Aaron Brula, Dominic Sambuco, Mason Lewis, Aidan Martik and Zac Gallagher. The Indians improve their overall record to 3-0-1 and their section mark. to 2-0-1.  They are next in action tonight against section rival Brashear.
 
Boys Golf: The varsity boys defeated Canon-MacMillan 187-210 on the Lindenwood GC to improve to 6 and 1. Ellian Ascencio led PT with a 1-under par 35, Andrew Poon added 37 & Christian Schreiber and Kyle McClintock added 38s and Nick Wetzel and Robert Gavlik 39s. 
 The JV boys golf team improved to 10 & 0 with a 218 to 230 to win over Canon McMillan at Frosty Valley. Seth Bockman led PT with a 40.
 
Club Softball: Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Fall Softball Club Team to increasing their record to 4 wins 2 loses. Sydney Lang and Grace Handke had triples and Brooke Mesinere had a homerun.
 
Camera Operators needed: The athletic department is looking for camera operators for its webstream at the stadium.  If you are interested in filming athletic events, please stop by the athletic office and see Mr. Pyles.
 
Athletic Schedule: 
 
Girls Varsity Golf at WPIAL Sectionals: 8:45 am at Scenic Valley GC - Departure at 8:00 am
Girls JV Golf vs. Upper St. Clair: 3:15 pm at Frosty Valley Golf Links - Departure at 2:30 pm
Girls JV/Varsity Field Hockey at Pine-Richland: 6:00/7:15 pm at Pine-Richland HS - Departure at 4:20/5:30 pm
Girls JV/Varsity Volleyball at Baldwin: 6:00/7:15 pm at Baldwin HS - Departure at 4:45/6:00 pm
Boys JV/Varsity Soccer vs. Brashear: 6:15/7:45 pm at Confluence Financial Partners Stadium

Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

Today is “D” Day
 
SADD: There will be a Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club Interest Meeting afterschool on Wed September 30th in the cafeteria. Please see Ms McCarthy or Mrs Neff if you would like to join but are unable to attend.
 
Win a Yearbook: Attention students.  Want to be in the yearbook?  Send your photos/selfies of you at your sport or activity, at work, in your coolest mask, or at home remotely working to Mrs. Boni by Friday, Oct 1 to [email protected]
Best photo will receive a FREE YEARBOOK for the 2021 school year!
 
Career Prep Opportunities:  Are you interested in Business, Health Care or Agriculture? The following three schools are accepting applications for the summer of 2021 participation.
All schools are a four-week residential learning experience and you are expected to stay on campus for the duration.
Application deadline is February 22, 2021
Lehigh University Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive
The University of Pittsburgh will host Health Career Scholars Academy
Penn State University will host Pennsylvania School for Excellence in Agriculture Sciences
Please reference your Naviance email accounts for details on how to apply, eligibility and tuition.
 
SWE: Carnegie Mellon University Society of Women Engineers or SWE is pleased to announce their annual High School Day will be held virtually on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Interested students MUST register before October 1st. This event will be limited to the first 150 students so register ASAP.
High School Day is an engaging day where high school girls from the Pittsburgh area are invited to participate in engineering workshops of their choice led by professors, graduate, and undergraduate students. They have the opportunity to hear from a special keynote speaker and learn about college opportunities through mentorships with CMU SWE members. 
Please read your Naviance email for more detail and the link to register with Eventbrite.
 
Student Council: The first student council meeting of the year will be held on Monday September 28, after school in the Cafeteria. Any student interested in being a part of student council should attend, all students are welcome. See Mr. Albright if you have any questions.
 
Senior Ads: Attention Seniors! Online forms and money to hold a spot for your senior ad (if your parents choose to purchase) is today.  Senior portraits and pics/text for the ads are not due until Mid-October.
 
Steeltown Film Academy: Every year, Steeltown Film Academy offers a Fall Film Academy – this year’s group starts on September 22nd.  Participants will meet both virtually and in person throughout the week over the course of 12 weeks. Participants will have the opportunity to work up to a paid position with their Teen Film Crew.  
If you are interested in learning more about this Steeltown Film Academy, consider attending their virtual Open House on Tuesday, September 29, 200 from 7-8:00 p.m. for students, educators and partners. 
 
 
Student Writers: Calling on all high school student writers. You are invited to submit original pieces of work in fiction, memoir, personal essay, graphic work, photography, and/or poetry between September 15, 2020 and March 15, 2021. 
All selected work will be considered for Apprentice Writer's six prizes: $200 to outstanding writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as $50 to runners up in each genre. Prizes will be selected by a published author.
For detailed information about submission guidelines, please visit their website Submissions can be made from September 15, 2020 until March 15, 2020.
Send all submissions to:  HTTP://TINYURL.COM/APPRENTICEWRITER2021 
Please contact Ashley Houtz at [email protected] or by phone at 570-372-4660 with any questions.

ACE Mentoring: Students who are interested in learning more about careers related to Architecture, Construction and Engineering should consider attending the ACE Mentoring of Southwestern Pennsylvania informational kick off on October 7th.During the kickoff meeting, they will explain how this year will work virtually. Invitation for that kickoff will be sent AFTER students register. Participants will work in groups with students from throughout the Tri-State area to work on a project, meet and network professionals such as architects, construction managers and engineers, learn about internship opportunities and how to qualify for scholarships. Students can register at ACE Western PA for the 2020-2021 year by visiting this site: https://app.acementor.org/login 

Library Book Check Out: Interested in checking out books from the PTHS library? Visit the PTHS Library website for the link to the online book checkout form. You can browse the catalog, select titles, or even ask for suggestions for what to read next. Books will be delivered to you during your homeroom. Remote students also have the option to check books out and schedule a time once their order is placed. Email Ms. Gilroy if you have any questions!
 
Voice of Democracy: Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars or VFW sponsors the Voice of Democracy Program. Students from around the country will compete for over $2 million dollars in scholarships. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, State and National level. This year’s writing prompt is “Is This The Country The Founder’s Envisioned?”  
Deadline for application is October 31, 2020. This year’s patriotic audio essay competition grand prize: $30,000 Award. You may access the application and directions through the email below or copies of the application can be found in the gifted office in room #116.  
 
Lunch Ordering: Food Service has created an online ordering system for students to use called Nutrislice. To create an account please visit https://ptsdk12pa.nutrislice.com/menu/
 You will simply need your First and Last Name, Email and Student ID. Once your account is created, you are only allowed to order food for the following day by 2pm. For example: Tuesday's order must be in by 2pm on Monday. There is no same day ordering. You can also download the Nutrislice app from your smartphone's app store. Please reach out to Food Service if you have any further questions. Instructions will be posted in the cafeteria as well. Thank you!
 
Guidance: 
 
College Visits:  Attention Seniors and Juniors! Beginning on September 29th the Counseling Department will be offering VIRTUAL college visits during the school day. Check Naviance for the complete schedule and sign up if you want to attend.  In-person students will receive a pass the day of the visit with instructions. All students attending, in person and remote, will need a device to access the visit link.  Links will be posted in Naviance along with specific visit information direct from the college reps.
 
Upcoming September Visits include:
Marietta College, Tuesday, September 29th, Period 8
The University of Pittsburgh, Wednesday, September 30, Period 2
 
Athletics
 
Boys Golf: The Varsity Boys Golf Team improved to 7-1 with a 199 to 236 win over Chartiers Valley at the Club at Nevillewood. Nick Wetzel led PT with a 38 and Ellian Ascencio added a 39
 The JV boys golf team improved to 11 and 0 with a 215 to 340 to win over Chartiers Valley at Frosty Valley. Colby Wilding led PT with a 40
 
Cross Country:  Congratulations to the Boy's Varsity Cross Country team for their defeat of Baldwin and to Brett Kroboth for his 2nd place finish on Tuesday, September 22nd. 
 
Girls Golf: The Peters Township Girls Golf team defeat both Oakland Catholic and Mt Lebanon during a tri match at Valleybrook Country Club on Tuesday.  The Girls shot a combined score of 176, low scores came from Ella McRoberts 38, Delaney Kern 39, Allison Poon 45 and Amelia Severns 54
 
Camera Operators needed: The athletic department is looking for camera operators for its webstream at the stadium.  If you are interested in filming athletic events, please stop by the athletic office and see Mr. Pyles.
 
Athletic Schedule: 
Varsity Football vs. South Fayette: 7:00 pm at CFP Stadium
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