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Plum Senior High

PTSA Reflections Contest

Congratulations to the Regional Winners. The following Plum High School students will move on to the state level of competition. 

2D/3D Visual Arts:
Stephanie Craft - 3rd Place
Film Production
Kayla Green - 2nd Place
Amanda Acquaviva - 2nd Place
Michael Anderson - 3rd Place
Gabriel Esposto - 4th Place
Jacob Trusky - 1st Place
9th Grade Orientation
Orientation for parents of incoming freshman will be held at Plum High School in the upper balcony of the auditorium on March 22nd from 6 to 8pm. 
Cap and Gown order forms are due February 28, 2017.
Career Exploration Series 

Doug Martin, Council Representative for the Carpenter's Union will be speaking at Plum Community Library on Saturday, February 25th at 11:00AM. Click here for additional information.

GLA’s Operation “Feed and Entertain 
Our Troops" Collection

The Girls' Leaders Association (GLA) will be distributing boxes to each building to collect items for Operation "Feed and Entertain Our Troops" that runs throughout February and March. Please encourage students to donate things such as nonperishable items and nonfood items.  See the attached flyer for suggestions and recommendations.


Warhol Youth Arts Council

Martin McPherson was chosen to serve on the Warhol Youth Arts Council. He was 1 of 12 high school students chosen from the Pittsburgh region to help plan, organize, and participate in youth-centered events at the Warhol Museum between January and June. He’ll get to go behind the scenes at the Warhol Museum, meet and work with exhibiting artists and museum educators, and explore connections between art, social justice, and community activism. He’ll have an opportunity to create original artwork in a variety of techniques and learn about career opportunities in the arts. Most importantly, he’ll plan and present public events at the museum such as their Youth Invasion and Annual Teen Takeover all while representing Plum High School in the process. 

Homework Hotline  

The Penn State New Kensington Homework Hotline is back! Students who are looking for assistance in their Math subjects can contact the Homework Hotline. Hours of operation are from Sunday through Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  The Homework Hotline will be closed Sunday January 15th.  Click here to view the brochure and contact information.  

 GEar Competition

GATE students won the GEaR competition which was held at Gateway Senior High School. Frank Czura, Megan Darnell, Matt Hartley, and Angelo Giunta participated in the events.

The mousetrap car – The objective is to build a vehicle that is powered solely by a standard-sized mouse trap that will travel and stop closest to a finish line in the shortest amount of time. Frank Czura and Megan Darnell spent a considerable amount of time, after school, perfecting the mousetrap car. The car stopped at 5 meters, which was accurate for this event.

Pitsco Straw Rocket Challenge- Students had to build a straw rocket that will travel a certain distance with the most accuracy. Students had 15 minutes to build this and test it. Then they had an additional 5 minutes to make modifications.

Spontaneous Build – Students had to build something that would carry 15 marbles to a coffee can. The students were 6 meters away from the coffee can. The Plum team built a Styrofoam bucket and used string and a pulley system to get the bucket to the coffee can. All 15 marbles made it successfully into the coffee can.

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA)
District 1 Choral Festival                 

Allison Burns, Mila Liberto, Julia Lawrence and Ryan Gallagher (Left to right) participated in Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 1 Choral festival hosted by Montour Senior High School. These students were chosen by audition. More than 50 high schools from the greater Pittsburgh area were in attendance. Miss Lawrence, Miss Liberto and Mr. Gallagher have successfully auditioned to represent Plum Senior High School in PMEA's Region 1 Choral Festival. Regions will be hosted by Gateway Senior High School on February 22-24 and feature students from Districts 1 and 5. PMEA festivals provide the opportunity for the finest high school musicians to work with a distinguished conductor/director in an intense, professional "rehearsal to performance" experience.
9th Grade Orientation Powerpoint
Click here to access the powerpoint presentation from 9th grade orientation.  
Click here for information about senior yearbook photos. 
Click here to access the flyer on applying for health insurance through CHIP.  
Archived News
Plum Borough School District Community Survey on School Configuration and Design
This survey is posted as a result of the work done by the PBSD Parent School Configuration Committee.  Click bere for more informaiton.   
Click here to watch a tutorial video on how to use the Family ID site to complete physical forms for your student athlete 
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