General Announcements

  • Any student interested in participating in girls tennis next fall should fill out the Google Form below. Please see Mr. Portland in the Planetarium or contact him at asportland@pottsville.k12.pa.us with any questions or concerns. All are welcome.

     https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvu0l_UiWCgJGqMqbGsIQ4Rqte3CMj5tf6OFkZC1brz-a5_w/viewform

     
     
    STC SPRING OPEN HOUSE DATE CHANGE

    STC to use Rain Date for Spring Outdoor Open House- New Date is April 28, 2021

    Mar Lin & Frackville (April 19, 2021) – Due to forecasted rain, the Schuylkill Technology Center (STC)  is moving the date for the Outdoor Open House, which was originally scheduled for this week to Wednesday, to April 28th from 530pm-730pm.

    The theme for the House Event is “Training Essential Workers”, to call attention to the critical employability skills that can be gained by STC students.  “This is an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to meet STC Instructors and see the hands-on learning environments in which instruction is provided, meet current students and talk with industry partners about employment opportunities. 

    During the Open House, each visitor will be given a map of either the North or South Campus Grounds, and directed to the exterior entrance to their program of interest.  STC Program Instructors will staff tables outside their laboratory classrooms where they will be available to meet with and answer questions from prospective and their parents. Visitors may also walk through the instructional spaces to look at the equipment and resources available to STC Students.  The first 40 participants at each campus will receive an STC T-shirt. Promotional prizes will be distributed throughout the event.

    The Grille at the South Campus and The Restaurant at the North Campus, which are restaurants operated by the STC Culinary Programs, will be selling food during the Open House.  For more information, please contact Shannon Brennan at (570) 544-4748 ext. 3115.

    The event is open to prospective future students, parents and their families, STC alumni and current students. All attendees re required to wear a face covering. Several industry partners, will be on site to discuss employment opportunities for STC Graduates and Students.

    About STC

    STC is an accredited career and technical school comprised of 12 public school districts in Schuylkill County: Blue Mountain, Mahanoy Area, Minersville, North Schuylkill, Pine Grove, Pottsville, Saint Clair, Schuylkill Haven, Shenandoah Valley, Tamaqua, Tri-Valley, and Williams Valley. STC serves students in grades 9-12, operates on two academic cycles (August – January & January – June), and has two campuses located in Mar Lin, PA (South Campus) and Frackville, PA (North Campus). STC offers 21 programs of study that combine classroom theory, hands-on application, and access to state of the art equipment. The programs are designed to promote lifelong learning that prepares students for successful entry into the workforce or higher education at the postsecondary level.
    For more information about the programs and services available at STC, please visit www.stcenters.org, or contact Stacey Minahan, Assistant Director, at minas@stcenters.org or Chris Groody, Assistant Director, at cgroody@stcenters.org.

     
     
    BIG IMPACT  BOWL FOR B.I.G.S.

    SEE FLYER FOR DETAILS

    Sign a team up with 4 or 5 of your friends!  

    WHERE: Strike Zone Alleys in Pottsville

     WHEN: PICK ONE DAY & TIME

     Friday,April 23rd   8:00pm

    Saturday,April 24th  6:00pm or 8:00pm

    Friday,April 30th   8:30pm

    Saturday,May 1st     6:00pm or 8:00pm

    COST: $175 A TEAM - Includes: t-shirts, 2 games of bowling, subs from Boyer’s & ice cream from Leiby’s

    $300 A TEAM - Includes all of the above PLUS Hoodies

    Any high school student interested in participating in the Big Impact Group Bowling fundraiser can pick up the information in the guidance office, or contact our office (570) 622-0174  bigs.doug@aol.com                  

    This is an easy way to earn community service hours!

     
     
     
    BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY PORTFOLIO REVIEW AND EXHIBITION 2021 2021HSPortfolioReviewGuidelines.pdf

    The Department of Art and Art History at Bloomsburg University is delighted to again host a portfolio review and exhibition for regional high school students this year.

    The 2021 portfolio reviews will be held in our new Arts & Administration Building on the Bloomsburg University campus on Saturday, May 1st and Monday, May 3rd.

    Bloomsburg Art Dept. has partnered with our Admissions Office to institute Covid-19 contact tracing upon arrival and masks and social distancing will be enforced. Please watch the following video to get a glimpse of our new building!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td8a4Pd7D_s

    This portfolio review will be used to select artwork for an exhibition to highlight our regions high school talent and also to select three finalists for cash or tuition scholarship awards. The dates of the exhibition and reception will be announced prior to the reviews in May. We are hopeful to have a face-to-face exhibition reception. More information to follow.

    Students are encourage to begin preparing their portfolios to participate in the review and exhibition. All students are considered for the exhibition. Juniors and seniors are eligible to win awards, even if they have won in a prior year.

    First prize award is $1,500 cash or tuition scholarship to Bloomsburg University; second prize is $1,000 cash or tuition scholarship; and third prize is $500 cash or tuition scholarship. Scholarship awards are renewable for Art Majors at $1000 for four years of study at Bloomsburg University, based on good academic standing and funding availability.

    We ask students register for the review no later than Thursday, April 29th; they can email me at sodonnel@bloomu.edu for additional guidelines and to register.

    We would also like to share that we will be offering a BFA degree in addition to our BA degree beginning in the next year! Stay tuned for updates.
     

     

    SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
    Just a reminder to all Seniors. Scholarships that are to be returned to the Guidance Office by March 17th, are due by 3:00 p.m.

    If your scholarship is to come to Guidance and requires a transcript, we will add this for you.

    If your scholarship requires 2 copies, and you cannot make a copy, then let us know and we will make the copy for you.

    If you do not have your financial aid package yet, please make note of this and bring it in when it arrives.

    If your scholarship is one you mail or upload, then you need to ask us to print you an official copy of your transcript and we will place it in a sealed envelope for you to pick up by the end of the school day.

    If you need a teacher recommendation. Ask or remind your teacher to send it to Guidance. Please understand if you are just asking today, they may not be able to write you a letter due to the time constraints.

    Remember, the scholarship book was distributes December 12th, 2020 in homeroom, sent to STC, on your Google Classroom, and the Guidance website. Reminders were also sent by email to parents/guardians and students. Announcements have also been sent to STC and announced on the morning announcements.

    If you have any questions or concerns contact me asap. 570-621-2965 or mbconville@pottsville.k12.pa.us

     

     

    PENN STATE UNIVERSITY SCHUYLKILL CAMPUS IN-PERSON TOURS ANNOUNCED
    Penn State University’s Schuylkill campus is now, once again, able to offer in-person campus visits for prospective students. Our admissions team is eager to show students our beautiful campus and provide them with a personal understanding of the world class academic and social collegial experience that is offered right here in their own community.

    The campus visit will consist of meeting with a member of the admission's team, hearing from a student Lion Ambassador, and seeing what our campus has to offer.

    These tours will be provided by appointment for each student and their family members. Interested students can register online at:https://schuylkill.psu.edu/admission/events

     

    ATTENTION STUDENTS INTERESTED IN YEARBOOK AND TIDELINES:

    If you wish to join the Publications staff for the next school year – please add 951Y Communications and Mass Media to your schedule.  Please read the course description carefully.  The Publications staff is looking for those interested in journalism, desktop publishing, and photography. 

    Mrs. Babcock and Dr. Hobbs will contact you with information on the pre-requisites for joining the staff.  If you do not complete the pre-requisites OR if you decide you do not want to join the Pub staff – your schedule may be changed later this school year.

     
     
     
     
    12/7/2020  Penn State University Application Session to be held on Friday December 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM. If you are in the school building that day, please see Guidance for a pass to come and use your iPad/phone in the Guidance office. Everyone else, please let your teacher's know that you will not be logging into class during this time.

    Amazon.com : NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions Christmas Santa Holiday Garden  Flag : Sports & OutdoorsGive yourself the GIFT of applying to college for free BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS. 

    Contact Mrs. Conville or Travis Williams at PSU Schuylkill Campus at tjw@psu.edu for your fee waiver - even on Common App - and for ALL campuses, not just Schuylkill Campus!

    See the Registration and Zoom links and the PSU Application Link:
    APP SESSION REGISTRATION
     
    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 picht@stcenters.org

    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. 

    Video:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SzHJ8VBekRVos2UCWbd2Z5Jh7bb5xFVT/view?usp=sharing

     PowerPoint:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/17A1g9b1SnTZzztwoI7g_EraMnJdThWWj/view?usp=sharing

     

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

     PLEASE VOTE by FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20TH!!

    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 cstasulli@pottsville.k12.pa.us 
     
     

    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. 

     https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgnncpoH-vr0BP_R8nuOsXp6Ncx0aiLTj

     

    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:

    https://careers.compassgroupcareers.com/jobs/389700?lang=en-us

    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 (https://apply.millersville.edu/apply/).   

     
     
     
     
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