Congratulations to our Superintendent, Dr. Sardon, on receiving the Pitt School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award. Elite in Education.



National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to our NHS inductees!  Here is the link to watch the March 24th induction ceremony.  The link will take you to our school's YouTube page.

NHS Induction Ceremony Link (CLICK)

Congratulations Walter Vinoski

Congratulations to senior Walter Vinoski on his showing at the annual Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF) held virtually at the Carnegie Science Center on March 24th.

Walter’s experiment, “Bassoon Double Reed Analytics” won the Carnegie Science Award Senior Division and 1st Place in the Physics and Astronomy Category.  He also was a recipient of the Perseverance Award, Associate Scientists, for 11th or 12th graders with 3 or 4 years of participation at PRSEF.

Since 1940, the 82nd Annual Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair challenges middle and high school students from across Western Pennsylvania to design, implement, and communicate an original science experiment while competing for cash prizes and scholarships.  Each year over 1,000 students from over 100 schools participate.

Here is the link to see how Walter did and to learn more about PRSEF.

The Yough Senior High School Science Fair Coordinator is school librarian, Mr. Jason Kramer.


Prom Plans

Plans are underway for our Junior-Senior Prom (Friday, April 23, 2021).  Class of 2020 graduates are also invited to attend.  Details can be found in the Prom Letter by clicking this attachment:  2021 Prom Letter.pdf .

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR GRANd MARCH SPECTATORS.  Due to indoor gathering limitations (Covid-19 mitigation), seating capacity in the gym is extremely limited.  Only seniors attending Prom will receive two (2) tickets to distribute to their family to watch the Grand March ceremony in-person.  The Grand March will be live streamed on our school's YouTube page and posted here on the day of the prom for all others to view.

  • Grand March will take place in the GYM.  It starts at 5:30 PM.   Doors will open to spectators at 5:00 PM.
  • Spectators - SENIORS will be given two (2) tickets to distribute.  From Monday, April 19 to Thursday, April 22, Face-to-face seniors can pick their spectator tickets up from Ms. Kunkle in room 107;  Virtual live/recorded seniors can pick up their spectator tickets in the office (7am-2pm).  
  • Spectators must park in the gym parking lot and present their ticket upon arrival at the check-in table.  Doors open for spectators at 5:00 PM.  Spectators must have ticket in order to watch Grand March in person.
  • Spectators must wear masks/face coverings at all times and sit in designated areas marked with a green square.  There will be limited seating on the gym floor. Handicap seating will also be available.  Social distancing must also take place while in the gym.  
  • The Grand March will be live streamed on our school’s YouTube page.  We will post the link on the high school website on the day of Prom.

For Yough Juniors and Seniors bringing a guest, please download the guest permission form:  Dance GUEST PERMISSION FORM.pdf .  This form must be turned in by Friday, April 16, 2021.

Senior Graduation Announcement Ordering Information

Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021

Plans are underway for the Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021.  Commencement will take place on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Stadium on Cougar Mountain.  If we experience weather-related issues and cannot use the gymnasium for the ceremony, we have established rain make-up dates at the stadium:  Rain Date #1 - Monday, June 7 (7:00 PM ); Rain Date #2 - Tuesday, June 8 (7:00 PM), and Rain Date #3 - Wednesday, June 9 (7:00 PM).


Central Westmoreland CTC is operating an in-person, hybrid schedule, 5 days per week.  More information can be found on the CWCTC website at


Virtual Recorded and Virtual Live students - If you need transportation to CWCTC,  please read below:

AM Vo-Tech Students - Arrive by 7:30 AM at door #5 (HS auditorium entrance).  Return time is approximately 10:35 AM (HS auditorium entrance).   

PM Vo-Tech Students - Arrive by 11:15 AM at door #18 (HS gym entrance).   Return time is approximately 3:00 PM.  

Call the HS Office for more information 724-446-5520 Ext 2000.


When we have a 2-hour delay, our Face-to-Face Vo-Tech students should report to the high school as they normally would on a 2-hour delay.  We will follow this schedule:

Homeroom will run from 9:00 AM to 9:20 AM.

** AM Vo Tech is dismissed from the high school at 9:20AM and will travel to Vo-Tech. 

** AM Vo Tech returns to the high school at 11:00AM. (will be picked up at Vo Tech @ 10:40).

** PM Vo Tech is dismissed from the high school at 11:40 AM (After B Lunch) and will travel to Vo-Tech.

** PM Vo Tech is dismissed from CWCTC at their regular time.

Yough selected as a Best Community for Music Education!

It gives us great pride to announce that Yough was selected, for the second year as a row, as a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation! 

The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide quality music access and education to all students. District music faculty submitted a full review of the music program including ensembles, funding, concert programs, student musical achievements, graduation requirements, community involvement, the music faculty's education background, and the music program's representation at district, regional, and state levels. This year, applicants were required to submit how they were promoting music, public performances, private in-school events, and enrichment for students during virtual learning.

Thank you to our students, parents, music faculty, administrators, school board members, and community members for your support of the musical arts within Yough.

Click HERE for the complete list of schools selected.


2020-2021 Student Handbook

Click on the link below to download a copy of our 2020-2021 Student Handbook.

 YHS Student Handbook 2020-21.pdf 


Student Handbook sign off form.  Once you've read the student handbook, please complete the online receipt form.  This needs to be completed by all students.  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE SIGN OFF FORM.


Spring Musical/Play: A series of one act plays is being planned by our Drama Department.  Although sign-ups have ended, any student interested in participating can contact Tracy Light at


STUDENT ART WORK SHOWCASE: Our art students have been busy over the last several weeks.  Click on this link to access our student art showcase:

Student Art Showcase Link


BAND NEWS:  Yough had three students submit auditions to PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) for rankings for a group equivalent to a non-pandemic year Region 1 Honors Band. All three students were accepted into the listed group- Isabella Vinoski (Soph) on flute, Lucy Cooper (Jr) on bass clarinet, and Walter Vinoski (Sr) on bassoon.

Lucy Cooper and Walter Vinoski both placed high enough to continue on and audition for PMEA All-State Ensembles. Students who make these ensembles will participate in virtual recording sessions in the spring that span the entire state. 

Yearbook Information

The 2020 yearbooks were distributed on Monday, February 8, during homeroom.  If you ordered a yearbook and take face to face classes, your book was distributed by your homeroom teacher.

 If you take virtual live or virtual recorded classes, you can pick up your yearbook in the high school office during regular school hours, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

There is a limited number of extra books if you wish to purchase one.  The books are $77. Please email Ms. Biller at to place one on hold.

Video Production Public Service Announcement

Thank you to Mr. Shaffer and our Video Production students for creating an opioid awareness video for the PIAA titled, "Sounds of the Game - Don't Let Pain Become A Killer."

To view the video, please click on this link.  It will take you to our Youtube page.




Video and Tips On Google Classroom for Parents and Students

Logging On To and Navigating Google Classroom


 CLICK HERE -->IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR VIRTUAL ONLINE LEARNERS.pdf  --- contains important information on how to access you homeroom, find additional support, and get answers to questions you may have.



Excuse/Early Dismissal Form

NEW for 2020-2021: Excuse/Early Dismissal Form

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.


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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.

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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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Upcoming Events

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    4p Softball @Home vs. Uniontown

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    4p V Baseball @Home vs. McGuffey

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    3:30p Track @Home vs. Serra/Mt. Pleasant

    Tri-Meet - Yough/Serra/Mt. Pleasant

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  • CANCELLED Softball @Home vs. Mt. Pleasant


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    4p V Baseball @Home vs. Greensburg Salem HS

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    4p V Baseball @Home vs. Charleroi

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  • 4p Lacrosse @Greensburg Salem

    Away vs. Greensburg Salem

    @Offut Field

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    Prom - Grand March Spectator Tickets

    Each current senior will be given two (2) green tickets to distribute to whomever they choose to come watch the Grand March.  Below is how distribution will work:

    Monday April 19th - Thursday, April 22nd.

    *Face-to-Face students may get their tickets from Ms. Kunkle.

    *Virtual Students may get their tickets in the high school office from 7am to 2pm.

    Any questions please feel free to call the high school office at 724-446-5520.


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    4p Softball @Belle Vernon

    Away vs. Belle Vernon


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  • 4p V Baseball @Charleroi HS

    Away vs. Charleroi HS

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    3:30p Track @Home vs. GCC

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  • 4:30p Softball @Penn Trafford

    Away vs. Penn Trafford

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  • 4:30p Lacrosse @Ellis School

    Away vs. Ellis School

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    3:30p Track @Home vs. Geibel Catholic

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  • 4p Softball @Laurel Highlands

    Away vs. Laurel Highlands

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    4p V Baseball @Home vs. Elizabeth Forward

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  • Wylie Field

    4p JV Baseball @Elizabeth Forward

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    Professional Development Day - No school for students

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  • Prom

    Prom – Friday, April 23, 2021 (Grand March @ High School at 5:30 pm/ Dinner/Dance @ Stratigos at 6:30 PM)


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    4p V Baseball @Home vs. Waynesburg

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Powerschool Parent Portal

Click Here to Access the Powerschool Parent Portal

This site is a great tool for parents/guardians to see their student's progress (grades, attendance, etc.).  If you need access to your child's account information, please contact the main office or guidance office at 724-446-5520.

Office Hours

  7:00 am - 3:00 pm (M-F)

Please call ahead to guarantee someone will be able to assist you.

724-446-5520 x 2001 or 2000

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, health and safety, and computer technology - to name a few.

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.  We look forward to working with you this school year!


Mr. Sutherland, Principal

Mr. Wilkins, Assistant Principal


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