Plum Borough School District       900 Elicker Road, Plum PA 15239       Phone: 412-795-0100

Plum Borough Schools
 


Welcome to the Plum Senior High main page. We hope that you find the information contained on our site to be both helpful and insightful to the activities and instructional endeavors of our school community. Please feel free to make suggestions to improving or adding to any of our resources.
Have a great school year!!
Mr. Ryan Kociela
 
 
2016-2017 School Day adjustments

The following times were Board approved and will begin on August 29, 2016

 

Buildings

Start & End Times

Plum High School

7:28am-2:15pm

Oblock Junior High School

8:05am-2:50pm

Elementary Schools

8:55am-3:30pm

 
 
 STUDENT CPR TRAINING
CPR Training is available to all sophomore, junior and senior students NOT taking the Keystones on May 18th or 19th.  There is no charge for this training.  Please see Mr. Wolfe for additional information.
 
JROTC 
Plum Senior High Air Force JROTC has been recognized as a "Distinguished Unit" by Air Force Headquarters for the 2015-2016 school year.  Only 278 of over 890 units nationally were selected for this award, putting Plum in the top 30% of all schools with an Air Force JROTC program. Congratulations to all students and instructors for this distinction!
 
 
 
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI, 2016
Congratulations to the Distinguished Alumni Inductees of 2016:   
Marcia Cackowski Ballinger ('79), Randy Koslosky ('80), Ben Sampson ('65), Myles Sampson ('63), and James Sims ('77).  
 
 
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWEST AFJROTC HONOREES
Congratulations to five Plum AFJROTC cadets who were inducted into the Kitty Hawk Air Society, a national honor society within Air Force Junior ROTC.  Besides maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, members are committed to serving others through community service projects and providing tutoring services to other cadets.  
 
 
  
PLUM GLA HEADED TO WASHINGTON D.C. 
Plum GLA was awarded a Gold Banner at the Jefferson Awards Students in Action Youth Service Program.  This is the highest honor possible within this program, and Plum GLA has received this for the second consecutive year.  Additionally, Plum GLA was the top scoring school in the Pittsburgh region, which has earned them the opportunity to compete at the national level in Washington D.C. in June with other student service organizations from across the country.  Congratulations to the Plum GLA students and sponsors!
 
Sophomores Marissa Beighley and Amanda Martin present at the Jefferson Awards.   
 
BOTS IQ BIG WINNERS AT STATES!
Team Knockout and Team Interfecter both competed in the Bots IQ State Competition at California University of Pennsylvania on April 8th and 9th.  Team Knockout won the state championship for the second year in a row.  Congratulations to both teams on a job well done!
 
 
 
 
SADD RECEIVES GRANT
SADD has recently received a mini-grant to fund positive projects from Communities in Schools Pennsylvania's 2Inspire Campaign.  The grant is used to fund projects that help empower students to be drug and alcohol free and make positive choices.  Thank you to the SADD community for their efforts!  
 
 
COLORGUARD, DANCE TEAM, AND MAJORETTE TRYOUTS
Click HERE to view the flyer for the band front tryouts.  
 
 
AP EXAMS - Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 13 
 
FINAL EXAMS
May 20 & 23 - Seniors only - including mixed classes
May 24 & 25 - English and Science - all grades 
May 26 & 27 - Social Studies and Math - all grades
May 31 & June 1 - Electives grades 9-11
May  31 - Make-up exams - grade 12
June 2 & 3 - Make-up exams - grades 9-11 
 
KEYSTONE EXAMS
Algebra I - 5/16 & 5/17 (2 hour delay days)
Biology - 5/18 & 5/19 (2 hour delay days)
English Lit. - 5-/20 & 5/23 (2 hour delay days)
Make-ups - 5/24 & 5/25 
 
BOWLING TEAM
The Plum High School girls bowling team won the Pennsylvania Girls Team Championship.  Meghan Christman finished 12th in the state in the individual competition.  The boys team finished sixth in the Pennsylvania Boys Team Tournament. 
  
IMPORTANT NOTICE – AM ARRIVAL PROCEDURES
Beginning on Monday, February 22nd, all student entrances to the building will be locked until 7:10am. At 7:10am, staff members will be at the bus entrance, visitor’s entrance, and pool entrance to let students into the building. This change in procedure is intended to provide increased safety to all students and staff at the high school. Students on buses will remain on buses until 7:10am. Any students arriving to the building between 7:00am-7:10am, may enter the building via the exterior cafeteria door near the extras line, and remain in the cafeteria until 7:10am. This change to procedures will mainly affect students driving to school or being dropped off by parents, so please be prepared to make any necessary adjustments to your arrival beginning Monday, February 22nd.
 
CLASS OF 2016 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
The commencement ceremony for the class of 2016 will be held on June 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
  
STUDENTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEEK 
Students in French and Spanish classes celebrate National Foreign Language Week.  
  
 
 
 
PAT MCAFEE
Plum Senior High School has received a commemorative Golden Football to recognize Pat McAfee's participation in Super Bowl XLIV.  Pat is a 2005 Plum High School graduate and is the punter and handles the kick-off duties for the Indianapolis Colts.  Congratulations, Pat!!!!
 
 
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS
WPIAL RECOGNITION
Girls Basketball 
Maria Lawhorne, Second Team All-Section
Lexi Dudding, Honorable Mention All-Section
Boys Basketball
James Edwards, First Team All-Section
Robbie Deemer, Second Team All-Section
Kevin Brown, Second Team All Section
Hockey:  PIHL All Stars 
Anthony Borriello
Nathan Puhala
Stephen Shields
Nolan Puhala
Ryan Loebig
Dillon Joyce 
Wrestling
Tommy Zummo accomplished his 100th win.
Tony DiNinno and Tommy Zummo - Allegheny County Champions
Swimming
Freshman Devan Taylor broke the Girls 100 Breaststroke record set in 2002 with a time of 1.06.60.
WPIAL Individual Qualifiers
Hannah Adamski
Justin Decheck
Noah Frederick 
Gabby LaBovick 
Alexis Smith
Devan Taylor
Nick Workman
Relay Only Swimmers 
Josh Cochran
Tori Metz 
Justin Rowe
Michael Schollaert
Kyle Vickroy
Sydney Workman
 
YEARBOOK 
2016 yearbooks are now on sale at jostensyearbooks.com.  
 
   
CHIP INFORMATION
Click here to access the flyer on applying for health insurance through CHIP.  
 
  
 
 
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Upcoming Events
Commencement Practice
Tue May 31 2016
Finals Electives grades 9-11
Tue May 31 2016
to Wed Jun 1 2016
Finals Make-ups grade 12
Tue May 31 2016
Commencement Practice
Wed Jun 1 2016
Commencement
Thu Jun 2 2016
Commencement Practice
Thu Jun 2 2016
Finals Make-ups grades 9-11
Thu Jun 2 2016
to Fri Jun 3 2016
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