Pittston Area School District news

June 27th, 2015 1:30 am

First Posted: 3/13/2013

High school

»Attention juniors/sophomores

The SAT Reasoning Test will be given at Pittston Area Senior Area High School on Saturday, May 4. Registration deadline is Friday, April 5.

Interested juniors/sophomores must register online at www.collegeboard.com. The cost is $50. Be sure to mark your high school code as 95417 and the test center as # 39-590 in Pittston.

Only juniors/sophomores who have completed at least an Algebra I, Geometry and/or are currently enrolled in an Algebra II, Trig and/or Pre-Calculus class should take the May SATs. Fee waivers for juniors only are available upon request in the guidanceoOffice. Students receiving free or reduced lunch plans are eligible for an SAT fee waiver. Paper applications are available in the Guidance Office.

For more information, call Mrs. Kayden or Ms. Alaimo at 654-2415, ext 2112.

Middle School

»Reading and Math PSSA Assessments

The PSSA Reading and Math Assessments will be held from Monday, April 8 throughthrough Monday, April 15. They will be given to all students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

»PSSA Science Assessments

The PSSA Science Assessments will be given to all eighth-grade students on April 22 and 23.

»Eighth grade panoramic picture

The eighth-grade panoramic picture will be taken on Tuesday, April 30. You can order your picture today at www.panoramaphoto.com or by turning your paperwork into the photographer on the day of the picture. Don’t forget to wear your school colors, class T-shirts or make it a dress up day.

»Curriculum Night

Pittston Area High School will hold “Curriculum Night” for eighth-grade students entering the high school in for the 2013/14 school year and also any parochial/private school transfer students. Curriculum Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 25 (snow date Wednesday, March 27) in the high school cafeteria.

Students will select his/her courses from the programs of study for the 2013-14 school year. The presentation will discuss the programs of study, registration for transfer students and the guidance department will be on hand to answer any questions regarding course selections.

»Builder’s Club

The next Builder’s Club meeting will be held after school on Tuesday, March 26. Club members are reminded that the charter dinner will be held tomorrow, March 18.

»Middle School Spring Chorus

There will be Spring Chorus practice on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. until 4p.m. in the Middle School band ro om. The Spring Chorus Concert will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00pm in the High School Auditorium.

Intermediate Center

»Chorus rehearsals

Intermediate Center Spring Chorus Rehearsals are as follows:

Monday, March 18, Wednesday, March 20 and Monday, March 25. All rehearsals are 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the Middle School. Parents are reminded that transportation must be arranged in advanced and parents are to pick up their child at the front entrance of the Middle School.

»PTO Gertrude Hawk fundraiser winners announced

The PTO Gertrude Hawk Spring Fundraiser winners have been announced. The top three sellers in each school received a Toys R Us gift card. Here are the top sellers for the Intermediate Center: first place, $50 gift card – Eric Pisack, room 101 (third grade); second place, $35 gift card – Jenna Collins, room 101 (third grade); and third place, $20 gift card – Anthony and Matthew Singer, room 208 (fifth grade).

»Science Fair

Science Fair information has been sent home to any student in Grades 3, 4, or 5 who are interested. All proposals and information must be turned in to and proved by April 12. The Science Fair will take place on May 6 and 7. This fair is voluntary and students must adhere to the guidelines provided. For additional information, contact Mr. Twardowski at the school.

Kindergarten Center


The PTO Gertrude Hawk Spring Fundraiser winners have been announced. The top three sellers in each school received a Toys R Us gift card. Here are the top sellers for the Kindergarten Center: David Ratchford, Room 109 -first prize - $50 Toys R Us gift card; Anthony Leptuck, Room 103 – second prize - $35 Toys R Us gift card; Thomas Hurtt, Room 107 – third prize - $20 Toys R Us gift card.