YOUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT MISSION:

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.

YOUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT VISION:

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 create a safe learning atmosphere that cultivates academic, social, and emotional skills, which challenge, motivate, and inspire students to achieve their full individual potential.  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!

Sincerely,

Mr. Sutherland, Principal

Mr. Wilkins, Assistant Principal

 

WINTER WEATHER - INFORMATION

Dear Yough Senior High School Family:

Please refer to the attached letter from Mr. DeMaro reviewing our procedures involving winter weather (delays, cancellations/flexible instruction days, etc.).

  

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Upcoming Events

  • Thanksgiving Break

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    11am GV Basketball @Home vs. Frazier

    Scrimmage

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  • 11am BV Basketball @Geibel

    Scrimmage

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  • 4pm GV Basketball @Apollo-Ridge

    Scrimmage

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  • 5pm BV Basketball @Serra Catholic HS

    Scrimmage

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  • BV Basketball Tip Off Tournament @Indiana HS

    Details TBA

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  • GV Basketball Tip Off Tournament @Southmoreland

    Details TBA

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    6pm BJV Basketball @Home vs. South Park HS

    JV-6/V-7:30

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    7:30pm BV Basketball @Home vs. South Park HS

    JV-6/V-7:30

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  • 7:30pm BV Basketball @Deer Lakes

    Jv-6/V-7:30

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  • 6p BJV Basketball @Deer Lakes

    JV-6/V-7:30

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  • BV Basketball - Westmoreland County Shoot Out @Jeannette HS

    Time TBA

    Yough vs. Norwin

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    6pm BJV Basketball @Home vs. Southmoreland HS

    JV-6/V-7:30

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    7:30p BV Basketball @Home vs. Southmoreland HS

    JV-6/V-7:30

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    7:30pm BV Basketball @Home vs. Brownsville

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    6pm BJV Basketball @Home vs. Brownsville

    JV-6/V-7:30

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  • 5:30p BJV Basketball @Monessen

    JV-5:30/V-7:00

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  • 7pm BV Basketball @Monessen

    JV-6/V-7:30

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    Talent Show at YHS

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    1/2 day prior to holiday break

    Students will be dismissed at 11:00am

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AFTER SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM

The after school FREE dinner program for high school students starts on Monday, October 24.  The program will run from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday in the high school cafeteria.  All Yough Senior High School students are eligible to participate.

  

STUDENT PARKING APPLICATION

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 wilkinsd@youghsd.net

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.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ABSENT/EARLY DISMISSAL FORM

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Student Blood Drive - Tuesday, November 1st

Powderpuff Football (seniors vs. juniors) - Monday, November 7, 2022 (Cougar Mountain, 6PM)

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

Report Card Distribution (and spring Keystone Exam results) - Friday, November 11

Fall Play: Witch's Brew - Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12 (both @ 7PM, HS auditorium)

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.

REFLECTION SHEET.pdf