Principal's Message

July 31, 2014

Penn-Trafford High School Families,

As we move into August and get closer to the beginning of school, please be aware of some important dates and events:

Friday, August 1
Student schedules will be released on PowerSchool at 4:00 pm.  Please keep in mind that the school may change schedules if needed based on class size, conflict or other schedule related issues.

Monday, August 18
Freshman Orientation will be held in the high school auditorium at 7:00 pm.  Grade 9 students and their parents are invited to join us for a presentation including "Things to Know" about the high school.  Students will also have an opportunity to tour the building with current student union members.

Thursday, August 21
First Student Day.  Breakfast will be available starting at 7:00 am for those students wanting to purchase it. Homeroom warning bell is at 7:25 am as students are responsible for being on time.

Have a great rest of the summer!

Tony Aquilio
Principal, Penn-Trafford High School

Student Parking Permit Application




All applicants will need to complete the Student Application for Parking Permit form. We will need proper signatures, automobile information, parking fees, and a copy of your driver’s license. All of this is required or your application will not be accepted. We will begin to accept applications and payments Tuesday, August 5th at 6:00 am. We will accept cash, credit card or check. If any check is returned there will be an extra fee of $35.00 assessed. Applications are now available on the Athletic Website and in the Athletic Office.

Lottery Numbers 1 – 50 will be assigned to the upper lot at a cost of $75.00. Lottery Numbers 51 – 169 will be assigned to the warrior center at a cost of $50.00. This lottery number remains with you for the year. When more spaces become available in the upper lot your lottery number will determine those spots. Those picked for the upper lot may decline and choose the warrior center at the lower rate.  Those seniors who did not apply can do so if and when more spots become available. Announcements will be made or posted regarding this.

Carpooling is encouraged due to construction at the high school. Juniors can only drive if they partner up with a senior who has a parking permit. If you agree to that you must follow the same registration process as the primary permit holder. When this is done the pass can only be used in one (1) vehicle per day. No exceptions as violators will lose all privileges.

Back to school shopping? As you back to school shop, please consider purchasing a backpack to donate to the "Backpacks-to-Go" program.

As a reminder, the “Backpacks-to-Go” Program is a supplemental nutrition program that is new to the Penn- Trafford School District. Through the “Backpacks-to-Go” program, we provide a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks for weekends to our children. This program was developed in response to ongoing student needs with no weekend access to the school breakfast and/or lunch program. In April 2014, we piloted the program at Harrison Park and the high school. This program will be implemented district-wide starting in September 2014.

Children enrolled in the program, by parent request, take home a backpack with nutritiousfood in a safe, easy and discreet manner on the designated Fridays. The food items and included menu suggestions may be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner for Saturday and Sunday. Some of the child-friendly foods may include: peanut butter and jelly, easy-open canned fruit, applesauce, puddings, cereal, raisins, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, soup and canned pasta.

We offer the “Backpacks-to-Go” on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month during the school year with adjustments made for holidays. These backpacks are given directly to the children without requiring their parents to pick up the food at a location.

By meeting basic needs of our children, we hope each child will be better able to focus on learning and schoolwork instead of an ‘empty feeling’ or worry about the next meal.

We are in need of backpacks. Our primary need for backpacks is for boys in grades 3-5 and for boys and girls in grades 6-12. If you are able to donate a backpack or would like to make a monetary donation, please contact Lauren Traill, Elementary School Counselor, at or Pat Blahovec, High School Nurse, at

Thank you for your support!

"Revised" Afternoon Bus Lineup

Lunchroom Assignments

Student Parking Information

           Student Parking Passes 

All student parking passes should be purchased not later than Tuesday, August 19. We are closed on Friday, August 15th. All parking tags should be displayed on the first day of school. If no pass is displayed you will be turned away from our security guards. 

Underclassman Pictures and Senior Picture Retakes

Underclassman Pictures and Senior Picture Retakes will be held at the High School on Thursday, September 4, 2014.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 20
Teacher In Service Day

Thursday, August 21
Students First Day Of Instruction
Monday, September 1
Labor Day
No School
Thursday, September 4
School Pictures

Tuesday, September 9
High School Open House
High School Open House
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dual Enrollment Official Transcripts

To receive an official college transcript click on the links below.  There may be costs associated.  For additional information please contact the institution directly.

LaRoche College
Note: If you need your Student ID number please contact the Registrar's Office at 412-536-1079 or the Penn-Trafford High School at 724-744-4471 or 724-744-4425.

Seton Hill University

Mt. Aloysius College 

Note: If you need your Student ID number please contact the Registrar's Office at 814-886-6400 or the Penn-Trafford High School at 724-744-4471 or 724-744-4425.

University of Pittsburgh

Noble Warrior

1st Quartile Noble Warriors

  2nd Quartile Noble Warriors

3rd Quartile Noble Warriors

  4th Quartile Noble Warriors

Student of the Month

October - Kayla Dipaolo
November - Kaila Simcoviak
December - Tommie Lewis
January - Cameron Breze
February - Laurel Hilliker
March - Aubrey Gore
April - Danielle Adamson
May - Matthew Senkow

2014-2015 School Calendar

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