Principal's Message

Sept. 29, 2015

We would like to congratulate Kathleen Bracken for being named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Kathleen is being recognized for her exceptional academic promise.  Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition.


Veterans Donation Drive

The Penn-Trafford School District is sponsoring a drive for the Veterans at the VA Hospital Complex in Oakland.  The Community Action Program (CAP), the Student Union, Music Department, and National Honor Society at the high school are joining together with the Elementary and Middle Schools as well as the Bushy Run American Legion.
The drive will run from October 1-November 15.
Donations of new items can be dropped off in the high school office.
For a list of suggested items click here
Pat Blahovec
PTHS Nurse
click here for donation ideas

Homecoming Dance

The Homecoming Dance will be held at PTHS on Saturday Oct. 10 from 7:30 until 10:30 P.M..  Tickets for the event are $20/per person.  Tickets will be sold during all lunches beginning on Monday Sept. 28 and ending on Friday Oct. 2..  Please check the Student Handbook page 13 for other information and regulations.

Financial Aid Night


Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Bob Heil – Penn State Greater Allegheny Financial Aid Director will present information on the financial aid application process and will be available to answer questions.

PSAT Registration for Juniors

PSAT Registration for Juniors

PSATs will be offered at Penn-Trafford High School on Wednesday, October 14th.  SOPHOMORES do not need to register for the exam.  JUNIORS need to register at  by Friday, October 2nd.  For more information, please refer to the flyer below.


  College Calculus Testing Information

Letter To Parents

Placement Testing for College Calculus

Food For Kids

Back to school shopping? As you back to school shop, please consider purchasing a gift card to Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, or Giant Eagle or food to donate to the “Backpacks-to-go program. “

As a reminder, the “Backpacks-to-Go” Program is a supplemental nutrition program that was piloted in the Penn- Trafford School District in April 2014 and went district-wide in the 2014-2015 school year. 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. This program will continue district-wide for the 2015-2016 school year.

Children enrolled in the program, by parent request, take home a backpack with nutritious food 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.


Penn-Trafford Student Parking Information

Student parking at Penn-Trafford High School is a privilege, and is offered only to seniors, during construction. Applications can be found on the Penn-Trafford Athletic Website or can be picked up in the High School Main Office starting on Monday, August 3rd.  A lottery will be held for senior applicants that submit their information by the Monday, August 10th deadline. Lottery results will be posted at the Main Office entrance on Monday, August 17th by 7:00 am. There will be approximately 50 upper lot parking spots, which will cost $75.00. Those will be given to those names picked 1–50. The remaining spots will cost $50.00 at the Warrior Center Lot. Shuttles will run daily, 7:05, 7:10 and 7:15 am. If you miss the shuttle you must walk up to the school. No exceptions will be made. There will be a shuttle after school to take students back to the Warrior Center Lot.

Illegal parking by underclassmen will result in loss of eligibility for a parking pass for the following school year. Current students who park illegally without a pass will face school discipline (please refer to the handbook).


Dual Enrollment Official Transcripts

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

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 10
Homecoming Dance
Monday, October 12
Act 80 Day - No School
Wednesday, October 14
PSAT Testing
Wednesday, October 21
Financial Aid Night
6:30 pm  HS Cafeteria
Thursday, October 29
End of 1st Nine Weeks

Yearbook Information

PTHS Yearbook 2015-16

Level Green Lions Club


The Level Green Lions Club recognizes “Students of the Month” throughout the school year.
Interested students should stop in the guidance office for the application form.

Grading Periods/Report Cards

End of 1st 9 weeks:  October 29, 2015
Progress notices:  September 29, 2015
Report cards:  November 6, 2015

End of 2nd 9 weeks:  January 15, 2016
Progress notices:  December 7, 2015
Report cards:  January 22, 2016

End of 3rd 9 weeks:  March 21, 2016
Progress notices:  February 18, 2016
Report cards:  April 1, 2016

End of 4th 9 weeks:  May 27, 2016
Progress notices:  April 27, 2016
Report cards:  June 2, 2016

2015-2016 School Calendar

Community Service

Community Service Reminder

This is a reminder that 30 hours of Community Service is a graduation requirement. Community Service will be given for voluntary activities that help others or are beneficial to the community. Students earn credit for hours spent participating in the actual activity, not for meeting and planning. Participation in athletics, band, chorus and drama are not eligible for community service credit. Attached is a letter of explanation of the Community Service Credits. We have had 100% participation from every graduating class at Penn-Trafford. Many of our students have already completed this requirement and have turned in their forms to the Guidance Office. Your son/daughter should take advantage of this during the summer months to complete their community service, download and return the COMMUNITY SERVICE FORM.


Dual Enrollment Information and Forms

Please click on the links below for information regarding Dual Enrollment
LaRoche College

Mount Aloyisus College
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Seton Hill College

Bus Rosters

The new schedules are now listed on this website.  Please click on the bus roster links to see the 2015-16 school year.

Bus Rosters

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Deer Valley Needs Our Help

Please click on the attached letter to read about our fund raising campaign for a much needed new Nature Center at Deer Valley. Thank you in advance for you donations to this worthy cause. Letter