Yough Senior High School


Welcome to Yough Senior High School

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:

Greetings from Yough Senior High School, home of the Cougars!  On behalf of our teachers and staff, we would like to welcome you!  Our mission is to provide all students with a 21st-century learning experience in a collaborative and supportive environment.  With your help, we can achieve this mission.

Our rigorous curriculum is the foundation that will prepare all of our students for future endeavors.  To do this we offer a variety of academic programs:

Dual credit classes, through Yough Senior High and The University of Pittsburgh, Westmoreland County Community College, and Mt. Aloysius College, let students get a jump start on college for a fraction of the tuition price. These classes, taught by our instructors during the standard school day, qualify for both high school and college credit simultaneously.  The Dual Enrollment Program is open to juniors and seniors, with courses covering a variety of subject areas. 

In addition to our Dual Enrollment Program, we offer a number of Advanced Placement classes.  Our college and career-ready initiative doesn’t end with college preparedness.  For example, through our partnership with the Central Westmoreland Career & Technology center, students may enroll into industry based technical and certification programs designed to meet the needs of an evolving workforce and develop skills for lifelong learning and living. 

Besides academics, we offer extracurricular programs including the performing arts and interscholastic athletics, competing in the WPIAL.  We also have several clubs, including NHS, Student Council, Yearbook, Art NHS, Chorus, Marching Band, Colorguard, FBLA, CAP/SADD, Spanish and French clubs, Robotics, Prom Committee, YALE, Pride, Student Mentor, Journalism, Strategies, Spirit, Outdoors and Envirothon.  These clubs help meet the interests of all our students and provide opportunities for them to get involved with their school!

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to view their student’s progress and attendance through the Powerschool Parent Portal, linked to our web site.  Attendance is important to the success of our students.  Being connected and involved makes it more likely that they will care about their education now and in the future.

Thank you for taking the time for visiting our web site.  I look forward to working with you this school year!


Mr. Sutherland



Upcoming Events

  • 3p Cross Country @Brush Creek

    Freedom Invitational

    Departure from YHS @12:15pm

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  • Belle Vernon High School

    7:30p Volleyball @Belle Vernon

    Away vs. Belle Vernon


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    7p BV Football @Southmoreland

    Away vs. Southmoreland
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    Lifetouch - Make up Pictures

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    6p YHS Open House

    Yough High School Open House

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Yough School District Community Classes

See the attached brochure for a listing of our 2017-2018 evening classes for the community.  Hope to see you there!

 Community Cougar Connections - Classes.docx 




***Congratulations to the Yough Marching Band for earning 1st place at the Baldwin HS Band Competition.
Shown below are the section leaders with their 1st place Trophies:  Delaney Sullivan, Bailey Deblasio, Jeremy Bliner, Kayla Bliner, Morgan Waywood, and Tara Lyons.


***Congratulations to the Yough High School Marching Band for being selected to march and perform at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on Monday, May 7, 2018.


***Congratulations to Caitlin Allen, she received a Letter from the National Merit Scholarship Program for her outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQ Test. Great job Caitlin!!!!


***Congratulations to Emma Krofcheck and Ariana Parks - National Merit Scholar Semi-finalists.


***Congratulations to Justine Appolonia

Mon Valley Independent Athlete of the Week.





Congratulations to 2017/2018 Homecoming Queen and King

Kayley Westerman and Scott Houseman







Spirit Club High School Tailgate




Wednesday, October 11 - PSAT Testing, (Cost is $16) 

Thursday, October 12 - Financial Aid Night @YHS in the LGI Room 6-8pm

Monday, October 16 - Girls Soccer Senior Night

Wednesday, October 25 - Make up Pictures at YHS.

Wednesday, October 25 - YHS Open House 6-8pm

Thursday, October 26 - FBLA Cupcake Sale during all 3 lunch periods

Friday, October 27 - Senior Night on Cougar Mountain

Friday, October 30 - End of the 1st nine weeks.

Friday, October 31 -   

Thursday, November 2 - Winter Sports Physicals

Friday, November 3 & Saturday, November 4 - "Fall Play"

Tuesday, November 7 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Sunday, November 12 - Powderpuff Game, 1:00PM

Monday, November 13 - ASVAB TESTING for 10th grade students

Friday, November 17 - First Day of Winter Sports

Wednesday, November 22 - 1/2 day before break

Thursday, November 23 - Monday, November 27 - Fall Break