General Announcements

  • 11/23/2020

    OPEN HOUSE DUAL ENROLLMENT - Emerging Health Professional Program

    Schuylkill Technology Center, in conjunction with Penn State Schuylkill, is proud to announce the 2021-2022 school year  Emerging Health Professional Open House.

    Emerging Health Professionals Open House

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    6 pm- 7 pm

    Via ZOOM.

    Link will be sent to student and parent once they RSVP to Tracey Picht


    RSVP to: Tracey Picht at

    Schuylkill Technology Center is excited to announce this continual opportunity for Schuylkill County youth interested in the medical field. The Emerging Health Professional is a partnership between Penn State Schuylkill, Penn College of Technology, Lehigh Valley Health Network Schuylkill, St. Luke’s Health Network Miners, Geisinger St. Luke’s, and various other medical facilities. The Emerging Health Professional dual-enrollment program combines skills—based, interactive and university level classroom learning with shadowing in the health care setting. The program is designed to prepare students for post-secondary education by offering a college science course. Students spend two half-days a week with Penn State faculty and will shadow as available. Students participate in health curriculum taught by the STC instructor at the STC North Campus. 

    This program is available to seniors only and is limited to 24 participants.

    Students who want to apply must:

    • Attend a participating Schuylkill County school district
    • Be entering their senior year
    • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better
    • Have completed one year of high school biology and chemistry with a grade of 3.0 or better
    • Have an excellent attendance record
    • Have written recommendations from a high school guidance counselor and one chemistry or biology teacher
    • Successfully complete an interview
    • Tuition: Students are responsible for the cost of all PSU college credits and any additional fees which may include required textbooks, fees, etc. Penn State Schuylkill offers a 50% tuition reduction.
    • Transportation: Participants are responsible for their own transportation to all sites, including but not limited to Penn State Schuylkill and within the Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke’s.


    Program Eligibility

     Penn State Schuylkill (PSU) offers students a total of eight college credits. Penn College of Technology offers students a total of four college credits. The courses are taught by doctorate and master’s level-science faculty.

     Emerging Health Professionals students will be exposed to a variety of shadowing, simulation and other educational opportunities with Lehigh Valley Health Network and other medical facilities throughout the county. Students will be provided with a number of presentations and experiential learning experiences from masters and doctoral educated staff. 




    11/17/2020 Announcements:
    Senior Class DAR Nomination - Form is on iPads and on the Class of 2021 Google Classroom.


    The Faculty & Staff were asked to nominate a member of the Senior class that meets the following criteria for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award. The Faculty & Staff were provided a list of the volunteering/community service that Seniors shared on their Senior Information Sheets.

    10 Seniors in all were nominated. 

    They must have qualities of:

    DEPENDABILITY (which includes truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality) SERVICE (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others) LEADERSHIP(which includes personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility)
    PATRIOTISM(which includes unselfish interest in family, school community and nation) to an outstanding degree.

    The list of Seniors in the link are the 4 Seniors with the most votes.

    PLEASE VOTE FOR 1 STUDENT FROM THE LIST BELOW. Please keep in mind the criteria above and vote for 1 student only.
    This student will be our representative for the DAR and will be provided an opportunity to compete for additional scholarships. Congratulations to all Seniors nominated. 

    Guidance Daily Announcement fro 10/19 to 10/23
    Attention juniors signed up to take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 29, 2020: The Pre-Administration Day for Learning Group A students has been moved to Tuesday, October 26th during Home Room. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Stasulli or email 

    Guidance Daily Announcements for10/6 to 10/9

    Attention Juniors and Seniors the Financial Aid Night program will be Tuesday October 13th at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required, please see the link on the Guidance website or the Class of 2021 Google Classroom.  If you or your family will be participating, please stop by Guidance to pick up an information packet.

    Daily Announcements for September 22, 2020

     Students are reminded that schedules cannot be changed and no one should be contacting Guidance to drop or change a class.

     Attention Seniors:

    Wednesday September 30th during all 3 lunches, Penn State University Schuylkill Campus will be hosting a Virtual Information Session just for the Pottsville Area High School class of 2021. Pre-registration is required so please sign up in Homeroom, in the Guidance Office, or by emailing Mrs. Conville no later than Friday September 25th.


    Senior Information sheets must be completed by all seniors by September 25. These forms can be found in homeroom and on the Guidance Google Classroom.


    Seniors have all sent a link to join the Guidance Google Classroom. There’s a lot of valuable information posted there to help you with your Senior year planning.


    Attention Juniors and Seniors,

    The ASVAB career exploration exam will be offered here in-person on November 10th and November 12th, periods 1 to 4. Safety measures and social distancing will be in place to protect all students and test administrators.  Sign up in Homeroom, in the Guidance office, or by emailing Mrs. Conville no later than Friday October 9th.

    October 9th at 6:00 p.m. The Guidance Department and PHEAA will be hosting a Virtual Financial Aid Night. An invitation link will be sent to all parents and guardians as well as posted on the Guidance website and Mrs. Conville’ Google Classroom.


    NROTC information for Juniors

    Typically, during this part of the school year our Marines deliver NROTC presentations to the juniors. Although the statewide closure has prevented this from happening, they wanted to make sure that the juniors still have access to information about the scholarship since the application window opened on April 1st. To assist in that effort, they produced the brief information video that was posted in three segments on YouTube.


    Hot jobs HELP WANTED*

    Saint Clair School District is looking for help after-school, part-time to help clean desks, shields and rooms up to five days a week. Salary per hour: $8.25. Call (570) 429-2716 if interested. Must be 16 or older. (posted 10/21/2020)


    food Help Wanted*

    Job Opportunities at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill

    The Dietary department at LVH-Schuylkill is now accepting applications for the position of Student Foodservice Worker (must be 16 years old). Starting rate $9.25 per hour. Flexible schedules available.   

     Apply online    Direct link to the online application:

    Or Call Robert Seitzinger at 570-621-4070


    The Mental Health Support Line can be reached toll-free, 24/7 at 1-855-284-2494. 
       Boston University is proud to announce that we will be test optional for first-year applicants applying for fall 2021 and spring 2022.

    We understand that your juniors will be especially impacted by this shifting landscape as they embark on their college search. The cancellation of SAT and ACT test administrations combined with the suspension of on-campus visitation programs will make the college search quite different than that of preceding classes. By going test optional, BU hopes to do our part to minimize the heightened stress around standardized testing that your students are experiencing at this time.

    While the admissions process at Boston University has always been holistic and decisions have never been solely based on one single factor, such as an SAT or ACT score, the move to test optional for fall 2021/spring 2022 will allow us to add further weight to the important qualities and characteristics that focus more on the student, and their academic and personal accomplishments.
    Here are some important facts for you to know:

    • This is a temporary, one-year change to BU's standardized testing policy for students applying for admission in fall 2021/spring 2022 and one which will be re-evaluated in the spring of 2021.
    • This policy applies to all undergraduate schools and colleges at Boston University and all scholarship programs.
    • Applicants will have the option to indicate whether they would like for us to consider their standardized test scores when they apply.
    • International students still will be required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS test as the primary means for evaluating English-language proficiency.
    Image result for millersville university A note from Millersville University to the Class of 2021:

    In the interest of the health and wellbeing of our students and staff our University offices are closed, due to the evolving events surrounding the COVID-19, coronavirus.  However, as an Admissions Team our commitment to serving and supporting our prospective students remains our priority.  In an effort to ease the limitations presented with having our office closed and the cancellation of many events that assist our students in the admissions process, we have decided to offer test optional admission for students who have a 3.2 GPA or above or students who have a 3.0 GPA and are in the top 25% of their graduating class.   

    In addition, all new applicants will have their application fee waived.  We are asking that all students use the Millersville University online application (   

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