Pittston Area school news

June 27th, 2015 1:32 am

First Posted: 3/27/2013

Pittston Area students will continue to be on Spring Break Monday, April 1. School will resume on Tuesday, April 2.


Attention juniors and seniors:

The SAT Reasoning Test will be given at Pittston Area Senior Area High School on Saturday, May 3. Registration deadline is Friday, April 5.

Interested juniors/sophomores must register online at www.collegeboard.com. Cost is $50. Be sure to mark both of your High School Code 395417 and the test center # 39-590, in Pittston, PA.

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.

Juniors only, fee-waivers are available upon request in the guidance office. Students receiving free or reduced lunch plans are eligible for an SAT fee waiver. Also, paper applications are available in the guidance office. For more information, call Mrs. Kayden or Ms. Alaimo at 654-2415, ext 2112.

Junior Leadership project

PA junior Troy Platukus, who is also a participant in Junior Leadership, Wilkes-Barre, has helped to organize “The Amazing Race for Ruth’s Place House of Hope.”

Junior Leadership is a program to create young leaders by helping the community. All the proceeds from this event will benefit Ruth’s Place, which is a shelter for homeless women.

“The Amazing Race” is a scavenger hunt where teams of two to five people will compete in various challenges. The hunt will be held on Saturday, April 16 at Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square. Registration starts at noon and the cost is $12 per person.

-Christine Briggs


Reading and Math PSSA Assessments

The PSSA Reading and Math Assessments will be held from Monday, April 8 through and including Monday, April 15. They will be given to all students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. It is of extreme importance that all students attend school on the days of the test unless excused due to serious illness. In addition, students should have a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast on exam days.

»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.


Science Fair/Poster Board Sale

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. If you need additional information, contact Mr. Twardowski at the school.

The PTO will sell the poster board required for students to complete their science project in the Intermediate School lobby every Wednesday during homeroom for $4.