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Hockey Playoffs
Congratulations to the Plum Mustangs ice hockey team. They defeated Latrobe on Tuesday at the UPMC Lemieux Ice Complex to win the PIHL Championship. They will play for the Pennsylvania Cup title on Saturday, March 25th at 2:30 at the RMU Island Sports Complex on Neville Island against Downingtown East.





 
Program of Studies

The Plum Borough High School Program of Studies has enhanced the current course offerings to provide students with more alternatives when selecting their electives with a focus on technology. The new courses are: Introduction to Computer Science through Game Design, Unity 3D Programming, AP Computer Science Principles, STEAM Studio, Psychology, and History of the Holocaust. The English Department has also updated their Program of Studies by adding semester course classes, giving students more flexibility with scheduling opportunities. The purpose of the restructuring of course studies aligns with the school district’s Mission statement, which is to create globally competitive citizens.

 
S.P.I.R.I.T.

In an effort to improve our high school, on February 13 and 14, 2017, a representative group of students met with the US Department of Justice (Community Relations), PA Department of Education (Center for Safe Schools), external facilitators, and administrators to identify lingering problems in the high school. Together, students proposed possible solutions to the presented issues and shared these issues with the administrators. A council of students was developed to regularly meet with administration. Subsequently, the SPIRIT council met with the student body during lunches to inform other students of the newly created group.

SPIRIT Mission Statement:

SPIRIT stands for Student Problem Identification and Resolution of Issues Together. It is designed to give the students a voice and empower them. SPIRIT is a student-focused organization, aimed toward identifying and solving issues in our school and community. Our SPIRIT council works directly with administration to actively address problems presented to us. We are here as student representatives so other students feel comfortable talking with us about issues they feel are prominent in our school. Over our two-day training, we have freely voiced issues that we are working toward solving to improve our district as a whole. 

Additional information can be found about SPIRIT by clicking here.


 
Reflections Contest
Two Plum Senior High students are moving onto the National Reflections judging.  Kayla Green for Film Production, "The Three Kings" and Stephanie Craft for Visual Arts, "My Story".  Congratulations and good luck.
 
GATE Competition
Students from Plum Senior High School participated in the Calcusolve competitionat Plum High School and the World Master competion at Franklin Regional High School. 
 

 
 
NEW VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR CHILD!

12th grade students require a 2nd DOSE OF MCV (MENINGITIS VACCINE) MAY BE ADMINISTERED FROM AGE 16 PLUS.  PA LAW REQUIRES THAT WITHIN 5 DAYS OF STARTING SCHOOL, the nurse’s office be provided with proof that your child has received all “Required Vaccines".

 
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.

 
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.
 
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.  Click here to view the brochure and contact information.

 
ATHLETIC PHYSICAL INFORMATION
Click here to watch a tutorial video on how to use the Family ID site to complete physical forms for your student athlete 
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.   
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Upcoming Events
Career Exploration Series
Tue Mar 28 2017
Career Exploration Series
Mon Apr 3 2017
Honors Banquet
Mon May 8 2017
Prom
Fri May 12 2017
Senior Awards Night
Mon May 15 2017
Graduation
Thu Jun 1 2017