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April 2018 EdCorp Founder of the Month!
Jeff Knoll and the students of Rick's Simple Woodshop from Plum High School have been selected as the EdCorp Founder of the month.  Simple Rick’s makes custom walking sticks and cutting boards made from maple, oak, and cherry woods.  Click here to read EdCorp's featured post.
 
 
GATE - Art Competition
Ten students from Plum Senior High School participated in the art competition at Gateway High School.  Students were required to submit an individual art piece for judging and identify art created by famous artists during the period of Art Deco/Nouveau.  

Chloe Hall, Tori Turchick, Alexis Bruno, Jordyn Roman, and Carmen Veltri won first place team award.

Clementina Palombo, Paige Harris, Mackenzie Kieffer, Matt Hartley, and Angela Serrao won the 3rd place team award.  Angela Serrao won a third place individual.
  
 
Fatal Awareness Conference
Students from PHS SADD attended the annual Fatal Awareness conference.  Presenters included motivational speaker Adam Brooks, PA Trooper Melinda Bondarenka, and juveniles who spoke about their experiences with addiction, law violations, and paths forward regarding sobriety and other positive life changes.  PHS SADD received a leadership award for community service.  
 
 
 
GATE Foreign Language Competition
Six students from the GATE program participated in the foreign language competition at Gateway High School.  The competition was divided into both French and Spanish teams.  Plum had participants in the French and Spanish competition.  Carter Campbell placed first in the French competition, which had a written and oral component.  The Spanish team beat the other teams in the writing competition.  They were also complimented by the Gateway Spanish teacher because Plum always scores higher in the AP Spanish test.

Both teams also complete a Latin component of the competition.  Participating schools included Gateway, Greensburg Salem, and Franklin Regional.
 
 
 
Kick Butts Day
PHS students participated in Kick Butts Day.  Michele Batch from UPMC was on sight to discuss the effects of smoking.  Students took the pledge to be tobacco free.  Click here to view pictures from the event.
 
 
Parent Vaping Info
know the risks
Vaping has become an alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. The CDC reports that one in four high school students are vaping and more than 9 million adults vape regularly. For additional information on vaping and the effects of it click here.
 
 
2nd Annual Car Cruise
Plum High School PTSA will be hosting their annual "Cruise on the Campus" on May 19th from 11am - 4pm.  Click here for details.
 
 
Changes in PHS Protocol
  • During school hours no visitor may enter the building unless a scheduled appointment has been arranged in advance with a building staff member.
  • Any visitor who is picking up a student for an early dismissal, nurse office, etc, will ring the buzzer located at the main entrance.  Visitor will remain outside.  Student will be sent outside via main entrance.
 
Girls' STEAM Camp
Girls' Steam Camp will be held at Plum Senior High School from June 18th, 2018 through June 21st, 2018.  Registration is open and closes on April 15th.  Click here for registration and addiditonal information.  We hope to see you there!
 
 
Junior Achievement
Plum Senior High School students earned 20 volunteer hours through Junior Achievement by participating in their "Teaching Day" at St. Joe's Elementary School in Verona on February 2nd.  Students prepared and delivered a full-day economics lesson to grades K-8.  The day was a wonderful first-hand experience of what it is like to be a classroom teacher.  PHS students have participated in 2-3 of these days each year for the past five years.  This March, they will once again teach at St. John the Baptist in Plum.
Student teaching at St. Johns   Student teaching at St. Johns