News & Announcements

EVENTS

Today is the last day to apply for the summer intern positions at COE Distributing.  Please see  Mrs. Baker for details.

Class of 2020 our Senior Trip is coming up.  We are going to Kings Dominion on May 29.  Permission Slips can be picked up from Miss Carbonara in room 308.  Permission Slips and a $40 deposit are due to Miss Carbonara. There are only 15 seats left on the bus so be sure to turn in your deposit soon. The total cost of the trip will be $75.

The last ski trip is this Saturday, March 7th to Seven Springs.  The bus departs at three o’clock. Tickets are 33 dollars and the bus is ten dollars. Sign up in the office by noon today.

The cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors has been hard at work rehearsing for the musical that will be held March 12th, 13th, and 14th at seven o’clock.  Get your tickets for only ten dollars now at showtix4u.com.

Barattolo’s restaurant at Nemacolin Woodlands resort is having open interviews on Saturday, March 14th from 11 to 3. Apply online at nemacolin.com/careers.

Attention Seniors  we will be collecting $25.00 for your Cap and Gown.  You can pay Mrs. Patek in the Main Office or your Homeroom Teacher.  They will be passed out during extended homeroom on March 19th.

Everybody’s favorite school dance is quickly approaching.  The 2020 Glow Dance will be held on Friday March 27th.  Grab some friends, and get creative – White or Neon Clothing looks best at this black light dance.  Decorate your own Tshirt with highlighters or neon fabric markers.  Reflective body paint and glow sticks will be available at the dance.  Tickets will be sold from March 9th to March 13th, and cost $20.  You must have a permission form before purchasing tickets.  Pick one up in the office, or from Mrs. Caruso or Ms. Kostik.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Society of Women Engineers is having an event for girls in grades 10-12 who are interested in engineering to learn about engineering from women in Pitt’s engineering school on Saturday, March 21st, from 1-9 pm. See Mrs Baker for more information.

NEWS

Each year, the first week in March is known as Read Across America Week.  This celebration began in 1998 to honor Dr. Suess’s  birthday.  Today the tradition continues and we hope that as HS students you will be inspired to read something new.  Be sure to stop the library or download an ebook from MackinVIA or Open Ebooks.  See Mrs. Baker if you need help with these apps.

March is Women’s History Month.   Each week we will feature a new book to celebrate. The first book is called the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which is about a poor Southern black woman, whose cells were taken from her body without her permission during the 1950s for medical research and continue to be alive and used more than sixty years after her death. You can check out the print copy from the library or listen to the audio book from MackinVIA.

Penn State Fayette offers an exciting opportunity for high school students to take college courses at a 50 percent tuition adjustment and earn scholarships. Qualified junior and senior students can prepare for the future by earning college credits, experiencing the workload of college classes and becoming acquainted with a college campus. Stop in Guidance for additional information.

Any student interested in Cal U Summer High School Early Admit Program forms and course catalogs are in the Guidance office.

The Teen Outreach Program meets after school every Tuesday  and students are invited to attend.

Khan Academy offers free online practice tests for the SAT.   These tests are scored automatically so you can get instant feedback.  Any student planning to take the SAT should take advantage of this free resource.

SPORTS

We would like to wish our cross town rival Laurel Highlands good luck tonight as they compete in the first round of the state basketball championship against York Suburban.  Your Fayette County friends are rooting for you on your road to the State Championship.

Freshman Claire White performed the national anthem at the WPIAL basketball championship game last weekend. Here is a clip from her performance. <PAUSE> Great job Claire and we look forward to hearing you in the musical next week.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Students who applied to PFEW will receive notification via the email address listed on your application. Please be sure print and complete the required documents as soon as possible.   You can mail the paperwork on your own or give to Mrs. Baker

Any senior majoring in Theater or the Performing Arts should apply for the Patti & Walter Blenko Scholarship.  This is a $4000 award.  Applications are due by April 15.

Seniors attending a Career & Technical School in the Fall should apply for the Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship.   There will be over 1,000 scholarships awarded with varying amount with the maximum being $2500.   Apply online by April 15

The Thomas Link Memorial Scholarship is open to any senior with a 3.25 GPA.    This award is in memory of Mr. Link, who after retiring from his job as a Physicist with the Department of Energy,   was a bus aide and van driver for Uniontown school district.   This is a $1,000 award open to UHS students with any major.