Dear Students, Staff, Parents/Guardians and Community Members,
It has been a great start to the school year and I hardly can believe that we are already at the end of the first nine weeks and soon fall will leave us and winter will be here.
The start of the school year has been a very successful one in many areas; Academically our students are doing very well in the classes and our School Performance Profiles are very good. In the Arts, our students are preparing for the Holiday concerts, so if you can please try to attend of the many concerts that will be taking place. Check our website for dates and times. This years’ Fall Play will feature a dinner/theatre on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at St. Barts. Tickets are $20.00. There will also be a matinee on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Please call Mrs. Cheney if you would like to purchase tickets. At 724-962-8300 ext. 4101.
In Athletics, our teams have done very well this year. Our football team is still in District 10 Play-offs and opened the play-offs with a resounding win against Iroquois. Our girls’ varsity volleyball team made play-offs and won their first round match. Our boys’ soccer team set a team record for victories in a season. Our golf team had two members qualify for play-offs and did well in the section. Our girls’ cross country team placed second in the District and one of our runners qualified for states. Our boys’ cross country team did very well despite low numbers. Finally, our girls’ soccer team did very well despite playing up a class due to the co-op with Reynolds.
If you are interested in knowing what is happening in our District, I would like to encourage you to attend the District Parent Council Meetings, which are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month. If you are a parent of a student who has an I.E.P./G.I.E.P., I encourage you to attend the Special Education Parent’s Meetings, which are always held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
Thank you for all of your support and I join our staff in welcoming you to attend any of our upcoming events.
Dr. Brad Ferko
Superintendent of Schools