Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Space is limited—so register now!
The Peters Township High School cheerleaders will host their Advanced Cheer Clinic from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Peters Township Middle School gymnasium. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Students in grades 7 and above will learn skills needed for high school cheerleading. Cheers, chants, stunts and dances will all be performed by current PTHS cheerleaders. "Participate in a mock tryout and receive individual feedback from high school cheer coaching staff on your strengths and weaknesses," organizers said. Tryout information for 2013 will be provided at the clinic, and a sample judging sheet will be handed out, as well. Remember: Space is limited, and those who pre-register by Friday will pay a fee of just $25. Walk-in …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Peters Township School District meets this week—see what else is happening.
It's a busy week. Here are five things you need to know this week: 1. Peters Township School Board will hold its regular voting meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday—today, March 18—at the district administrative building. 2. The Peters Township Public Library will be hosting a teen T-shirt recycling recycling party from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Teen Reading Room. "We will be making all kinds of fun things using old t-shirts! Don’t have a t-shirt you can part with? We have plenty you can use!" the website indicates. 3. The Peters Township Middle School student-faculty basketball game will be hosted at 7 p.m. Thursday at PTMS. 4. The Peters Township High School will host its annual musical, "Fiddler on the Roof" Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Mark your calendars for this Peters Township Middle School performance.
Are you ready to get your Seuss on? If so, mark your calendars, because the Peters Township Middle School will perform "Seussical Jr. The Musical!" from Feb. 28 through March 2. Want to go? Here's what you need to know: Show Times: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 Ticket Pre-Sales: Auditorium Entrance: 3- 5 p.m. Feb. Cast Members/Families Only 3– 5 p.m. Feb. 25 3- 5 p.m. Feb. 26 Cafeteria (Tuesday and Thursday): 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (lunch time) Feb. 26 and 28 School Office: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 25, 26, 27, 28, and March 1 Also: Tickets may be purchased at show time based on availability. Doors open one hour before performance.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
More than $9,700 was granted to Peters Township teachers to help with their efforts in the classroom.
The Peters Township Education Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Granting Educators Opportunities Grants. This year, the PTEF will provide total funding of more than $9,700 to support education in classrooms across the district. The foundation received 13 grant proposals this year and—thanks to support of its staff and parents—will be able to fulfill six of those proposals. District officials said that while all of the proposals were "worthwhile and showed the tremendous dedication of our staff to improving education in our classrooms, the competition was tough and the PTEF Board faced the difficult tasks of selecting the best of the best." The winners are: In the past 18 months, the PTEF has provided more than $16,500…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Donate your leftover Halloween candy to the middle school—which will donate it to a worthy cause.
Snickers and Twix and Milky Way, oh my! If your house overrun with the sticky, chocolaty remnants of trick or treat—then you might be the perfect candidate to help donate to a project being hosted by the Peters Township Middle School. PTMS will be collecting leftover Halloween candy to donate to local food banks. Organizers ask that those wishing to donate drop off any extra Halloween candy to the PTMS Counseling Office by Nov. 9—this upcoming Friday!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Awards were handed out on Oct. 23.
Peters Township Character Counts committee handed out their Fall Recognition Awards on Oct. 23 to 15 members of the community. The ceremony is designed to provide the community with a way to say thank you and to recognize peers, colleagues, neighbors and students for making a commitment to the ideals of respect, honest and responsibility. A list of those recognized this fall is below: The ceremony will air on Peters Township Cable in the coming weeks. The emcees for the fall ceremony were Michael Henaghan, Peters Township Middle School assistant principal and Mr. Christopher Shute, Bower Hill Elementary assistant principal.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Students enjoyed 'Take Your Parent to School Day.'
Peters Township Middle School welcomes parents for the annual "Take Your Parent to School Day" on Friday, Oct. 19. Parents followed their children throughout the school day and experienced middle school from a student’s perspective. Parents took part in science experiments, gym class and even took on their children in teacher Matt Cheran’s version of “Are You Smarter than an 8th Grader?” Flip through the photos above and feel free to add your own!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Cindy Ollendyke's science classes spent much of their day commemorating Sept. 11, 2001 with a hands-on approach.
Peters Township Middle School students in Mrs. Cindy Ollendyke's science classes spent much of their day remembering Sept. 11, 2001 with a hands-on approach. As part of a positive service effort, the students planted bulbs and fall flowers in the garden around the flag pole outside of the school building. Designed and created by the Peters Township High School Class of 2010 when they were in eighth grade, the flag pole is dedicated to those in Peters who have served in the armed forces. The pole is visible from E. McMurray Road. There is a memorial stone at the flag pole in honor of 1914 Peters graduate William Boyd Phillips, a private (Pvt.) who served in the U.S. Army. Phillips died in 1918 while serving in World War I. "We will never …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Today, McMurray Elementary alumni will attend orientation at Peters Township Middle School. See what else is happening before the big, first day.
The first day of school is less than two weeks away. Peters Township School District parents and students are preparing for a new year, new classes, new teachers and, for some, new schools. Here are important dates to note before the big day: Wednesday, Aug. 15: Orientation at Peters Township Middle School for incoming seventh-graders from McMurray Elementary (students only), 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16: New Student Orientation at Bower Hill Elementary, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17: New Student Orientation at McMurray, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22: Walk-Through Night at Bower Hill, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23: New Student Orientation at Pleasant Valley Elementary, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23: Kindergarten Orientation at PV, 6:30 p.m. …
Monday, July 9, 2012
A 13-year-old middle school student from Venetia dominated elder competition at Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center on Saturday.
A precocious Peters Township Middle School student became the youngest player to win a title at the ITA National Collegiate Clay Court Championship on Saturday. Thirteen-year-old Anna Smith, of Venetia, defeated Duquesne University’s Sarah Shashura (6-0, 6-0) at the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center. Her road to the title match had her paired against top-ranked Tina Tehrani, who would have been favored in the match but withdrew due to a family emergency. Smith was pushed into the title game and took advantage of the opportunity, absolutely breezing through two straight sets. During the match, Smith held serve and broke serve with consistency—earning her a chance to defend her title next year, onlookers hope. Smith told the Post-Gazette that “she’d…