Yough Senior High School

    

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FREQUENTLY USED EXTENSIONS

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!

Sincerely,

Mr. Sutherland

Principal

 

Attention Seniors!

CELEBRATE YOUR SENIOR! KDKA is celebrating the Class of 2020! If you or a loved one is graduating from high school or college this year, send us a photo and we'll air it on KDKA.

Upload your photo here:

 https://cbsloc.al/39vX5qF

And don't forget their name, school, and city. Share with all your friends and family.

  

 

Upcoming Events

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    7p Financial Aid Presentation @HS LGI

    College in High School Discussion

    Parent & Student Information Session

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    6 PM – 6:45 PM

    LGI

     

    Financial Aid Presentation

    Parent & Student Information Session

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    7 PM – 7:45 PM

    LGI

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    6p College in High School Discussion @HS LGI

    College in High School Discussion

    Parent & Student Information Session

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    6 PM – 6:45 PM

    LGI

     

    Financial Aid Presentation

    Parent & Student Information Session

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    7 PM – 7:45 PM

    LGI

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    HOMECOMING ON COUGAR MOUNTAIN

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  • HOMECOMING DANCE

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    SENIOR NIGHT ON COUGAR MOUNTAIN

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2020 Music Education Award

Yough was selected, for the first time, as a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation!  Thanks to our wonderful students, faculty, administrators, school board members, and community for your support of the musical arts within our district.  Congratulations, you guys rock!!!!! 

Here is the link for the complete list of schools selected.  There were 754 from across the county, 115 from Pennsylvania and 9 from Westmoreland County.

https://www.nammfoundation.org/articles/bcme-2020-districts?fbclid=lwAR0tfVZxuwsM0m3fAw3ADhcTYJhj-TF1MDF5YSp7QxwTlwErlPEnZ8S-Hjl

www.nammfoundation.org  (2020 Best Communities for Music Education Districts)

 

Announcement:  Yough Senior High School Families:

With the most recent extension of the Commonwealth’s social distancing guidelines, we must postpone our April 24 Prom date.

Despite the many challenges the Covid-19 virus is presenting, Yough School District is continuing to plan for the end of the year.  Although we have not set any final dates, we are committed to having the prom, musical, and graduation ceremonies when the time is appropriate.  Dates will be announced when those decisions have been made. 

Congratulations to Mr. Shaffer and his Video Production students on their 2nd place finish in the PIAA's annual video contest..  They created a public service commercial for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's annual "Don't Let Pain Become A Killer" campaign.  You can see their video below (takes you to Youtube): 

Link: Video Production 2nd Place!

 

 

Powerschool Parent/Portal

After School Dinner Program

The Nutrition Group and Yough School District will be offering after school meals to school-age children in the Community. The program is free and open to all children 0-18 years of age. Meals are being served at Yough High School, Yough Intermediate Middle School, and a new site, HW Good Elementary! Please see the link below for more information and for the October menu. 

 After School Dinner Flyer 

Senior Picture Yearbook Information

Students can choose an outside photographer and submit a picture to the yearbook. The picture should have a traditional or non-descript background, include only the head and shoulders, and attire worn must meet school dress code. Additionally, pictures must be submitted to the yearbook in a digital format by November 15, 2019. If you have any further questions, feel free to email Miss Biller at billerm@youghsd.net.

 

List of District Accomplishments 2012-2018

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Yough High School SAT scores for 2018 were 4th out of 19 high schools in Westmoreland county and 19th out of 142 High Schools in the Pittsburgh region.

Here is the link to the article:
https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2019/02/07/just-released-see-how-local-high-school-students.html?ana=wpxi