PA closing Thursday for Spring Break

First Posted: 3/21/2013

District news

• Pittston Area will be on Spring break this week. The school Ddstrict will be closed starting Thursday, March 28 until Monday, April 1. School will resume on Tuesday, April 2.

High School


The SAT Reasoning Test will be given at Pittston Area Senior Area High School on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Registration deadline is Friday, April 5, 2013.

Interested juniors/sophomores must register online at The cost is $50. Be sure to mark both of your High School Code 395417 and the test center # 39-590, in Pittston, PA.

Only juniors/sophomores who have completed at least an Algebra I, Geometry, and/or are currently enrolled in an Algebra II, Trig, and/or Pre-Calculus class, should take the May SATs.

Juniors only, fee-waivers are available upon request in the guidance Ooffice. Students receiving free or reduced lunch plans are eligible for an SAT fee waiver.

Also, paper applications are available in the guidance cffice.

For more information, call Mrs. Kayden or Ms. Alaimo at 654-2415, ext. 2112.

• PA senior organizes benefit

For her National Honor Society project, Pittston Area senior Miranda Warunek will hold a dance benefit for the Care and Concern Pediatric Health Clinic. The clinic, ocated on William Street in Pittston, serves children up to the age of 12 and is run by Dr. Michael and Mrs. Sharon Imbrogna.

Warunek, along with her dance team the Emerald Isle Step Dancers, will perform at 1:30 p.m. on April 7 at the Pittston Area High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door.

This same benefit raised over $7,000 for the clinic in 2011 and this year Warunek wants to surpass that total. Since the clinic is remodeling and expanding, every little bit helps. Warunek has been working hard since August, “choreographing routines, organizing the event, and finding donations for the basket raffles.”

In order to defray the costs of the event, Warunek has organized several fundraisers, including bagging groceries, selling candy bars and having an event at Sweet Frog’s in Wilkes-Barre. Anyone interested in donating to the benefit can send a check made payable to the Pittston Area National Honor Society with “dance benefit” and in the memo.

– Bobby Kelly

Middle School

• Reading and Math PSSA Assessments

The PSSA Reading and Math Assessments will be held from Monday, April 8 through and including Monday, April 15. They will be given to all students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. It is of extreme importance that all students attend school on the days of the test unless excused due to serious illness. In addition, students should have a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast on exam days.

• PSSA Science Assessments

The PSSA Science Assessments will be given to all eighth grade students on April 22 and 23.

• Eighth grade panoramic picture

The 8eighth grade panoramic picture will be taken on Tuesday, April 30. Don’t forget to wear your school colors, class T-shirts, or make it a dress up day.

• Curriculum Night

Pittston Area will hold its annual Curriculum Night at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 25 in the high school cafeteria. This night is intended for all students currently in the eighth grade who will move to the ninth grade for the 2013-2014 school year. The purpose of this night is to allow current eighth-grade students to become familiar with and select their academic track for the upcoming year. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children in order to gain a clear understanding of the academic choices and to assist in the decision making process.

• Builder’s Club

The next Builder’s Club meeting will be held after school on Tuesday, March 26.

• Middle School Spring Chorus

The Spring Chorus Concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the high school auditorium.

Intermediate Center

• Fifth grade students will learn about disabilities

Frances Granahan, an employee of Step By Step, Inc., and mother of Tyler Granahan, will provide students with an assortment of activities that will help fifth-grade students understand and learn about different types of disabilities. on Wednesdasy, March 27. This educational presentation will help students to become more aware of different types of disabilities.

• Chorus rehearsals/concert

Intermediate Center Spring chorus rehearsals/concert are as follows:

Monday, March 25 – all rehearsals are 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the Middle School. Parents are reminded that transportation must be arranged in advanced and parents are to pick up their child at the front entrance of the Middle School.

The Spring Chorus Concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the high school auditorium.

• Science Fair/Poster Board Sale

Science Fair information has been sent home to any student in grades 3, 4 and 5. All proposals and information must be turned in to and proved by April 12. The Science Fair will take place on May 6 and 7. This fair is voluntary and students must adhere to the guidelines provided. For more inforamtion, contact Mr. Twardowski at the school.

The PTO will sell the poster board that is required for students to complete their science project in the Intermediate School lobby every Wednesday during homeroom for $4.

Primary Center

• February assembly

Mrs. Christina Seifert’s class and Miss Noelle Imbrogno’s/Mrs. Elizabeth Jones’ class performed in the February assembly at the Pittston Area Primary Center. February is National Heart Month. The show focused on the importance of heart health and demonstrated fun ways for the students to stay physically fit.

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