Yough Senior High School



Mr. Sutherland Principal 2021
Mr. Wilkins Assistant Principal 2022
Mrs. Good High School Secretary 2000
Mrs. Huss High School Secretary & Athletics 2001
Mr. Dawson Guidance Counselor 2016
Mrs. Hipps Guidance Counselor 2017
Mrs. Petrosky Guidance Secretary 2015
Mrs. Kujawa Nurse 2010  


Contact Information

Main Office  724-446-5520

Fax # 724-446-6008

Address:  919 Lowber Road,

                 Herminie, PA  15637

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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

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    7:30p Girls Varsity Basketball @YHS

    Home vs. Elizabeth Forward


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  • White Oak Bowling Lanes

    3:30pm Bowling @Away - White Oak Bowling Lanes vs. Norwin

    Yough vs. Norwin



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    Volleyball Tournament - All day

    Volleyball Tournament @HS Gym for students.

    See Mrs. Roddy and Mr. Craze for information.

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    7:30p Boys Varsity Basketball @YHS

    Home vs. Deer Lakes


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  • Geibel High School

    6:00p Boys Varsity Basketball @Geibel

    Away @Geibel High School


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Westmoreland high school musicians to perform piece inspired by autism


The Challenge Program with Levin Furniture as Community Partners gave $200.00 awards for the following categories:

Attendance:  Brendan Roebuck, Gabrielle Gutierrez  

Community Service:  Laurel Bachy, Emily Franzetta

STEM:  Camryn Craven, Julie Caudill

Academic Improvement:  Brooke Casterwillar, Richard Williams

Top 10:  Lindsey McClaren, Addie Bradish

Award winning students are shown below with YHS Principal Brian Sutherland and YHS Vice-Principal Dan Wilkins.


*CAP/SADD wanted to say thank you to everyone for their support with Toys for Tots. Our grand total was 294 toys!! We were down some from last year, but it is still a VERY impressive total!! The movie is next Wednesday, the 20th, during periods 6, 7, and 8. We are showing Cars 3.  



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!

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*Fri. 12/15 - FBLA to Barren Run Church Pre School

*Fri. 12/15 - Band Holiday Concert 7pm @HS Auditorium


*Mon. 12/18 - CWCTC Presentation for 9th graders - LGI Room

*Tues. 12/19 - Volleyball Tournament @HS Gym - All Day 


*Tues. 12/19 - Mentoring Scavenger Hunt during homeroom

*Tues. 12/19 - FBLA Field Trip - St. Vincent

*Tues. 12/19 - Faculty Meeting

*Wed. 12/20 - Transition to College Meeting  7:30am-8:30am @LGI Room

*Wed. 12/20 - Toys for Tots Movie during 6th-7th-8th period


*Thurs. 12/21 - Talent Show


*Thurs. 12/21 - 9th & 10th grade picnic in the afternoon 

*Fri. 12/22 - 1/2 day before Holiday Break - Students will be dismissed at 11:00am.  Staff 11:30am.