Monday, May 20, 2013
The Indians will take on Pine-Richland.
The Peters Township girls' lacrosse team is two games away from defending its WPIAL title, but the players are focusing on one game at a time. Next up is Pine-Richland at 6 p.m. Tuesday at North Hills. The Indians overwhelmed Sewickley Academy 20-8 on Friday. Hannah Wilcox scored her 200th career goal and AllisonHurley notched No. 100, according to the Observer-Reporter. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Spanish class helped spruce up their neighborhoods following a lesson plan about recycling.
In Señora Deliere’s Spanish 1B class at the high school, students recently completed projects exploring recycling and cleaning up their own neighborhoods. Chapter 8B of the textbook "Realidades," which is currently used for Peters Township High School, concerns recycling, volunteering, and giving back to the community. Rather than just have the students study the vocabulary, the class decided to practice the vocabulary. Each student was permitted to choose his or her own area of their neighborhood that needed cleaned up. After gathering abandoned items from the clean-up, the students recycled and cleaned up the area and wrote sentences in Spanish—using the past tense—to tell what they had done. "Project-based learning, while not a new …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here is a security update from the district.
In the wake of a bomb threat found at the Peters Township High School on Wednesday, students belongings were searched as they entered the building Thursday morning. "As you know, late Wednesday afternoon, a bomb threat was found inside the high school. Police and fire departments were on site through the evening conducting a thorough search of the facility, finding nothing to substantiate the threat," a district spokeswoman said. "We appreciate the patience of our students and parents as we went through this process. The cooperation of everyone involved made the search this morning quick and efficient, and we were able to begin a normal school day." District officials indicated that while they do not believe the threat to be credible, "…
The next WPIAL playoff game for the Indians is Monday.
After having a rough time at the mound, Peters Township pitcher Carly Kolopka hit a game-ending grand slam Tuesday to lift her team to an 8-4 victory against Pine-Richalnd High School in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA softball playoffs, according to the Tribune Review. The win send the No. 7 seed to the quarterfinals for the fourth year in a row, according to the Post-Gazette. The game will be played against Latrobe on Monday, May 20, at a time and place still to be determined.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The biology Keystone exams have been postponed and will now take place on Friday, May 17.
Peters Township School District officials are postponing Thursday's biology Keystone exams after a bomb threat was found in a Peters Township High School bathroom late Wednesday afternoon. Peters Township police officers and firefighters searched the building and found nothing to substantiate the threat. "While we do not believe this threat to be credicble, extra security precautions will be in place throughout the day on Thursday," according to a statement from the school district. Students are asked to leave backpacks at home and keep personal items in a clear plastic bag. There will be extra police presence in the building Thursday. The Keystone exam will be made up on Friday, May 17. Wednesday's threat will also affect Peters Township …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Congrats to the honorees!
A Peters Township High School student, township attorney, and two local nonprofits were honored this past week by InCommunity Magazine. The publication held its first-ever Community Awards for Service Excellence awards Friday night at Heinz Field. Christopher Laster—a junior at Peters Township High School—was honored as Youth Volunteer of the Year. Laster has been a volunteer in Peters Township for many years and is currently working on a project to assist children in Tanzania, Africa, to attend secondary school. In addition, Peters Township resident Rebecca A. Bowman, Esq., was honored as Volunteer of the Year. Family Promise, a network of churches serving homeless families, was honored as the large non-profit of the year, while the …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The committee will develop a vision for the transformation of the library into a media center.
Looking to volunteer? Because the Peters Township School District needs your help. The district is seeking community members for the High School Library Curriculum Research Committee. The first meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. May 29 at the high school library. The committee will work to develop a vision and mission statement for the updating of the high school library to a library media center. This will entail transforming the physical space and updating the curriculum. Interested? Contact Dr. Patricia Kardambikis at 724-941-6251 x7298 by May 17. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with your school's colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching, and parents of high school seniors are already planning special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes novelties, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Eat'n Park has gotten into the act via SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's famous sugar cookies can be ordered online decked out in Peters Township Indians colors. So, tell us in the comments box below: Where have you found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your Indian? Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, share your tips here!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
See where the Indians fall on the list.
Newsweek and The Daily Beast have compiled a list of America's Best High Schools and Peters Township High School ranks 375 out of 2,000. The rankings highlight "those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready" graduates. The list is based on graduation rate, college acceptance rate, AP test taken per student, average SAT and ACT scores, average AP scores and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP course. Here is a description of the full methodology. According to the data compiled, Peters Township High School has a graduation rate of 100 percent, with 98 percent of the graduates going to college, an average SAT score of 1652, an average ACT score of 25 and an average AP test score of 3.6. Here is the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Devin Young plays volleyball for No. 1-seeded Brigham Young University.
A former Peters Township High School volleyball player finds himself in the national spotlight. Devin Young, a 2007 PTHS graduate, is the starting middle blocker for the Brigham Young University's men's volleyball team—the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. BYU will take on No. 4 Penn State 11 p.m. Thursday in the tournament's Final Four and will be live streamed on NCAA.com. The championship match is 9 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled to air on ESPNU. Young was a three-year letterman and senior class valedictorian at PTHS. He had no intention of playing volleyball at BYU, but the day before classes began his freshman year, Young was spotted at a volleyball tournament and encouraged to try out for the team, according to the Observer-Reporter…