In partnership with our community, our mission is to create a safe learning atmosphere that cultivates academic, social, and emotional skills, which challenge, motivate, and inspire students to achieve their full individual potential.


Our vision, as a school district, is to aspire to be more today than yesterday and to become better tomorrow than today.

Office Hours - Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Contact Information

Main Office  724-446-5520

Fax # 724-835-5539

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, and through a partnership with Project Lead The Way, we are proud to offer an engineering course.  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. Several of our students earn certifications and credentials in many areas including welding, construction, transportation/logistics, cosmetology, healthcare, auto body/mechanics, emergency services, and computer technology - to name a few.

Besides academics, we offer extracurricular programs in the the performing arts (drama, band, chorus) and interscholastic athletics, competing in the WPIAL.  We also have several clubs, including NHS, The Future is Mine, Student Council, Yearbook, Art NHS, Chorus, Marching Band, Colorguard, FBLA, CAP/SADD, Spanish and French clubs, Robotics, Prom Committee, YALE, Student Mentor, Journalism, Strategies, PRIDE, 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.  We look forward to working with you this school year!


Mr. Sutherland, Principal

Mr. Wilkins, Assistant Principal


Yough Senior High School


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Upcoming Events

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    7p BV Soccer @Home vs. McGuffey

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  • Greater Latrobe High School

    4p Cross Country @Greater Latrobe Tri-Meet Yough, Latrobe, Norwin

    Tri Meet


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  • 6/7:30p Volleyball @Washington HS


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  • 6p Girls Soccer @East Allegheny

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    7p BV Soccer @Home vs. Brownsville

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  • 6/7:30p Volleyball @Southmoreland HS


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  • 7p V Football @Serra Catholic HS

    Away vs. Serra Catholic HS

    Week #6

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  • Elizabeth Forward High School

    1p GV Soccer @Elizabeth Forward

    Away vs. EF
    @Warrior Stadium

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    7p Girls Soccer @Home vs. Mt. Pleasant

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    6/7:30p Volleyball @Home vs. McGuffey HS


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  • 7:30p BV Soccer @Waynesburg

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  • 7p Girls Soccer @Woodland Hills HS

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  • 4p GV Soccer @Mckeesport HS

    Away vs. McKeesport HS

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    6/7:30p Volleyball @Home vs. Charleroi HS


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    7p BV Soccer @Home vs. Washington HS

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    Homecoming on Cougar Mountain

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    7p V Football @Home vs. Apollo Ridge

    Home vs. Apollo Ridge

    Week #7

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  • Homecoming Dance

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    6p Girls Soccer @Home vs. Serra Catholic

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    7:30p BV Soccer @Home vs. Greensburg Salem HS

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    Girls Soccer 6pm/Boys Varsity 7:30pm

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Helpful Hands Committee Thanksgiving Dinner


The goal of the Helpful Hands Committee is to do positive things within the Yough School District. One of our projects is a plan to provide a Thanksgiving style meal to families in need within our communities.

The purpose of this form is to gauge interest of those families wanting to participate. If you are in need and are interested in receiving a free Thanksgiving dinner, please fill out the form below by no later than Friday, October 7, 2022. You only need to complete one form per family.

Thanksgiving Dinner Form

Homecoming Dance Information

Plans are underway for our annual Homecoming Dance at The Huntingdon Place (Turkeytown Fire Department) on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  Please review the guidelines and procedures (below).  All forms must be completed and submitted at time of ticket purchase.  Forms may be printed from this page; hard copies are available in the high school office and in Mr. Aaron's room (115).  The cost for a ticket is $35 (single) & $70 (couple).

 2022 High School Homecoming Plan



We are accepting student parking applications throughout the school year.  In order to obtain a parking tag and be permitted to drive to school, students must complete the application, provide the necessary documents, and submit to a urine drug test at the school.  To download, view, and print the application, please click on this link:     STUDENT PARKING APPLICATION.pdfCopies are also available in the office.

For more information, please contact Mr. Wilkins at

Excuse/Early Dismissal & Vacation Forms

Please use this link to indicate an early dismissal or excuse for absence for your student(s).  No paper notes need to be sent in if this form is filled out.


For the Educational Trip (Vacation) Request Form, Click on this link, Educational Trip Form (Vacation Form).pdf, then download, complete, and return to the office.  We can only approve up to 5 days per school year.


College & Career Fair (WCCC) - Wednesday, September 28, 2022 (6-8 PM)

Homecoming Dance - Saturday, October 15, 2022 (6:00-10:00 PM - The Huntingdon Room, Turkeytown VFD)

School Pictures (Make-Up Day) - Thursday, October 20, 2022

End of 1st 9-week Grading Period - Monday, October 31, 2022

Teacher In-Service Day (No School for Students) - Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day)

Early Dismissal for Students (11:00 AM) - Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving Break - Thursday, November 24 - Monday, November 28, 2022 (School Resumes on Tuesday, November 29)






Career Activity Reflection Sheet

Below is the link to download and print the career reflection sheet for those participating in career related activities.  Return the completed form to the guidance office.  This form will be placed in the student's Career Portfolio.