Welcome to 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!

Sincerely,

Mr. Sutherland

Principal

 

Upcoming Events

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    7p 11th Annual Night on Cougar Mountain Band Festival

    11th Annual Night on Cougar Mountain

    Band Festival, Saturday September 23, @7:00pm

    Featuring bands from:  Jeannette HS, Clairton City HS, Valley HS, Burrell HS, Derry Area HS, Greensburg Salem HS, Belle Vernon HS, Latrobe HS, Hempfield HS, Franklin Regional HS and THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MARCHING BAND.

     

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  • Yough Senior High School

    12p BV Soccer @YHS

    Home vs. McGuffey

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  • Yough Senior High School

    10a GV Soccer @YHS

    Home vs. Elizabeth Forward
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  • Penn State Fayette Campus

    8:30a Cross Country @Uniontown

    Penn State Fayette Campus

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  • Southmoreland High School

    7p GV Soccer @Southmoreland

    Away vs. Southmoreland
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Announcements

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

 

***Congratulations to Justine Appolonia - Mon Valley Independent Athlete of the Week.

 

***The Future is Mine is accepting applications from sophomores interested in joining. The deadline for the application is Friday, September 22.  The Future in Mine spots are limited.  Applications are available in the guidance office.


***The National Honor Society will be offering free tutoring sessions during homeroom. If you are having trouble with a particular class, need help preparing for a test, or want help with homework please feel free to take advantage of this service.  For more information or to be set up with a tutor, please see Emma Krofchek or Mr. Betlan (the NHS Advisor) in Room 223.

 

***The Yough Spirit Club will be sponsoring a HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TAILGATE on Friday, September 22, 2017 (rain date Friday, October 6, 2017) from 5:45PM to 6:45PM. The tailgate will be held on the grass field next to the main entrance to the stadium. Tickets will be $5.00 (includes choice of hot dog/hamburger, chips, drink and admission to the game). Please bring a camp/outdoor chair Only Yough Senior High School students in good standing may attend. You must purchase a ticket in advance. Tickets will be sold during all three lunch periods. This is a school sponsored activity. ALL SCHOOL/DISTRICT RULES SHALL APPLY. Once you enter the tailgate, you will not be permitted to leave until the game starts. We will all walk up to the game as a group. Any questions see Mr. Shaffer in Room 207 or stop in the high school office for information.

   

Congratulations to 2017/2018 Homecoming Queen and King

Kayley Westerman and Scott Houseman

  

 

 ***The 11th Annual Yough High School Marching Band "Night on Cougar Mountain" Band Festival will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 @7:00PM

Ticket costs:  Adult - $7, Senior Citizens - $5, Students - $2

   

  

SOME IMPORTANT DATES:

  

***WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 - FALL PLAY AUDITIONS 4-5:30PM.  (SIGN UP SHEET IS IN THE OFFICE)

***SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 -11TH ANNUAL NIGHT ON COUGAR MOUNTAIN BAND FESTIVAL, 7:00PM

***THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 - SENIOR MAKE UP PICTURES (ALL DAY)

***THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 - VOLLEYBALL SENIOR NIGHT

***THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 - BOYS SOCCER SENIOR NIGHT

***THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 - FINANCIAL AID NIGHT 6-8PM @HS LGI ROOM

***WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25 - YHS OPEN HOUSE 6PM-8PM

***FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 - SENIOR NIGHT ON COUGAR MOUNTAIN (FOOTBALL, BAND, CHEERLEADERS, GOLF)