Principal's Message

September 26, 2014


As Principal of Penn-Trafford High School, I am pleased to announce that four of our seniors have been awarded with the Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Program.  These students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  I am very pleased with the effort and dedication that these students and their teachers have devoted to educational success.

The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC.  "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."

Commended Students:

Fallon Hammer
Colleen Malley
Joshua Peles
Isabel Siergiej

Tony Aquilio
Principal, Penn-Trafford High School

Fallon Hammer & Isabel Siergiej

Colleen Malley & Joshua Peles

PT's Got Talent

PT's Got Talent Information *click to view flyer

Auditions are to be held at TMS:
October 28 is for elementary—starting at 6
October 29 is middle school—starting at 6
October 30 is high school—starting at 6
Rehearsal is on Friday, January 23 and the show is Saturday, January 24

PSAT Testing

SAT Registration

PSATs will be offered at Penn-Trafford High School on Saturday, October 18th.  Registration will begin Wednesday, September 3rd. Please go to  to register.  For more information, please refer to the flyer PSAT Registration Information.

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!

Picture Make Up Day

Picture Make-Up Day will be Wednesday, October 29th.

Homecoming Parade and Dance

Homecoming Parade will begin 6:00 on Friday, October 17th.  The parade will begin at the Municipal Fields. The Football game will be at 7:30. The Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, October 18th at 7:30 in the cafeteria.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 25
Band Show
Saturday, November 1
PIMBA Band Show
Tuesday, November 4
In Service Day
No School
Saturday, November 8
SAT Testing

Thursday, November 27
No School

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

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

"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. 

Check Out Penn-Trafford Daily Video Announcements at

2014-2015 School Calendar

Student Parking Permit Application