Principal's Message

July 16, 2014

Dear Penn-Trafford High School Families,

I hope this letter finds you enjoying your summer.  My name is Tony Aquilio and I am the proud new principal at Penn-Trafford High School.  It has been evident through my first two weeks of interactions that the staff and community are proud to be associated with the rich traditions of Penn-Trafford High School.  During my first few days here, staff and a few students have graciously greeted me.  I would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Cornelius and his band members for their warm welcome. 

Before coming to Penn-Trafford, I spent the past eight years in the Gateway School District.  There, I served three years as the principal at Gateway Middle School and five years as the assistant principal at Gateway High School.  Prior to GHS, I was the assistant principal at Old Mill Middle School located in Anne Arundel County, MD. While in Maryland, I also served as assistant principal for summer and evening school programs after being a special education teacher for seven years.  

It is with these past experiences that I bring the skills needed to continue the great success that Penn-Trafford has had over the years.  One of the most difficult challenges I will have in my new position is overseeing the renovation project while maintaining a sense of academic and social normalcy for our students.  Although a task, it is reassuring knowing that the community puts student learning first.  It is one of my goals that together, we provide the students the best possible opportunities to prepare them for success in the 21st Century.  Good communication is one of the keys to this success.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

I look forward to meeting the students, staff, parents and community members as we begin the 2014-2015 school year.


Tony Aquilio
Principal, Penn-Trafford High School

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Penn-Trafford Student Parking Information 

Student parking at Penn-Trafford High School is a privilege, which is offered only to seniors, during construction. A lottery will be held on Monday, July 28th for the 170 senior applicants that submitted their information by the May 16th deadline. Results will be posted at the Athletic Office (Gym) entrance on Thursday, July 31st by 7:00 am. There will be approximately 50 upper front 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. Those who did not apply can do so if and when more spots become available. Announcements will be made or posted regarding this.


We are pleased to announce the start of the Backpacks-to-Go” Program, organized to benefit children and their families at Penn-Trafford High School. The goal is to have the program “officially” up and running by April 2014.

The “Backpacks-to-Go” Program is sponsored by funds supplied through Coffee For A Cause at the high school and donations from the Trafford borough, Penn Township, and Harrison Park communities. At Penn-Trafford High School, the program is coordinated by the school nurse , and helped made possible from the help of student volunteers and Life Skills support staff at the middle and high schools. We will provide a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks for weekends to our students. This program was developed in response to ongoing student needs with no weekend access to the school breakfast and/or lunch program.

Here’s how the “Backpacks-to-Go” Program works:

Students enrolled in the program, by parent or self-request, will 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 foods may include: peanut butter and jelly, easy-open canned fruit, applesauce, puddings, cereal, raisins, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, soup and canned pasta.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, August 18
Freshman Orientation
Freshman Orientation  7:00 pm
Teacher In-Service

Tuesday, August 19
Teacher In-Service Day

Wednesday, August 20
Teacher In Service Day

Thursday, August 21
Students First Day Of Instruction

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

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

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