Daily Announcements

  • Kamp Kindergarten

    Kamp Kindergarten will be held on Monday, August 7th from 6-8PM at the Yough Intermediate Middle School.  This event is for all incoming kindergarten students and their families.  Please join us for a night of fun!  RSVP to Mrs. Kuttler at 724-446-5503 Ext 5000. 

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  • Calling All Kindergartners........

    Will your child turn 5 on or before September 1, 2017? If so, please remember to register them for kindergarten. Packets can be picked up at the school or at central office. Please make sure to bring a copy of their immunizations, birth certificate and two proofs of residency to receive a packet.

     

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  • Practice your Basic Math Facts Over the Summer

    When it comes to summer learning loss, math takes one of the biggest hits. On average, students lose about 2.6 months worth of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during their summer break. So, how can you help?

    Students needs to have their basic facts mastered in order to be successful in learning other content. Please practice basic facts as much as possible this summer.

    Kindergarten: Number recognition and basic addition
    1st Grade: Addition and Subtraction numbers 1-10
    2nd Grade: Addition and Subtraction and basic Multiplication
    3rd Grade: Multiplication
    4th Grade: Division

    Here are some websites to help:

    https://www.prodigygame.com/Play/
    (all current HW kids have log in's already set up)

    http://mathfactspro.com/#/home

    http://www.abcya.com/math_facts_game.htm

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  • Free Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program

     Listing of Westmoreland County Food Bank Summer Food sites that are “open” for children in the community to attend. 

    https://westmorelandfoodbank.org/portfolio/summer-program/

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  • Summer Office Hours

    Summer office hours are Monday-Friday 7AM-2PM.  Have a safe and enjoyable summer.

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  • 3rd and 4th Grade Cooking and Construction Remake Learning Day

    3rd and 4th Grade Cooking and Construction Remake Learning Day

    Students had the opportunity to learn with their hands and develop their creativity. During the cooking station, students learned about the herbs and produce in our garden and used a variety of materials to make vegetable pizza, pasta salad and fresh fruit and dip.

    During the construction stations, students used a variety of materials to create various objects using our AccuCut-GrandeMARK system to create beach balls, umbrella and windmills. Students also had to use materials to build marble race tracks, card castles and foil floats.

    Special thanks to the following staff members and organizations for making this event possible.

    Mrs. Steban, Mr. Schmook, Mr. Kasic, Miss King, Mrs. Petrisko, Miss Lux, Mrs. Cron, Mrs. Terzolino, Mrs. Klobucar, Mrs. Strom, Mr. Wagner, Mrs. Tomich, Mrs. Staab, The Consortium for Public Education and Remake Learning Days

    Remake Learning
    #RemakeDays
    Consortium for Public Education

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  • 4th Grade Law Visit

    Students in 4th grade had the opportunity to listen to Attorney Wayne McGrew chief public defender for Westmoreland County.  He shared the duties of a public defender and the skills needed to hold such a position. 

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  • Virtual Learning Opportunity for 3rd Grade

    Students in 3rd grade had the opportunity to have a virtual learning day with the Elk County Alliance.  Using Skype, students got to learn about elk and their habitat. 

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  • Seton Hill Students Visit Rox

    HW Good ROX girls welcomed a Seton Hill University Basketball Coach and two student athletes to discuss life at college, healthy ways to handle stress, the importance of friendships and support systems, and how to find your interests in life.  

    This is the third year Seton Hill University Coaches and student athletes help support and mentor our ROX girls.  We appreciate your kindness, support, and the great conversations during lunch!!!!

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  • Join Us for Family Fun Night at Yough Middle School

    Please see the attached flyer for information about the event.  You can sign up until Wednesday, May 17th.

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VOLUNTEER AT H.W. GOOD

 May 18, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians,

There have been changes to state policies as outlined in Act 153 that require Pennsylvania school districts to revise their policies on clearances for staff and volunteers.

To comply with Act 153, Yough School District will now require all employees and volunteers to get new clearances every three years.

While we encourage parent participation in our schools, please be aware that to volunteer with Yough School District you must have current clearances – ones that are less than three years old.  Clearances will remain in effect for three years, and at the end of the three years, volunteers must obtain new clearances. Instructions and links are available below.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Sincerely,
Dr. Amy Larcinese, Principal

VOLUNTEER ANNOUNCEMENTS

In order to volunteer in the Yough School District, the following three (3) Clearances must be obtained prior to volunteering:

   1) ACT 34 PA State Criminal History (PATCH) Clearances

Fee - $10.00  |  Free for School Volunteers

  2) ACT 151 PA Child Abuse Clearances
Fee - $10.00  |  Free for School Volunteers

  3) ACT 114
FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Clearances

Fee - $28.75

Please be aware that clearances may take as long as six to eight weeks to process. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to complete all three clearance applications and pay the associated fees. As soon as you receive your clearances, please take them to the school office. Schools will copy and keep on file.  You should retain a copy of your clearances for your records.

Below is a link to an article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette regarding the fees being waived for volunteers working with children.  The fees being waived are the PA Criminal History clearance and the Child Abuse clearance.  The FBI Fingerprinting clearance is not included in this waiver and is still required for volunteering in the schools.  If you already received your clearances, there is no reimbursement for the monies spent.  The fee waiver began on July 25, 2015.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/06/10/Governor-waives-fees-for-volunteers-seeking-background-checks-pennsylvania/stories/201506100202

STEPS TO VOLUNTEER AT H.W. GOOD

* A Letter from Our Principal
In a letter issued to all students on May 18th, 2015, our principal provided some updated information regarding recent, state-mandated changes to Volunteer Clearance requirements.
 
* Volunteer Guidelines
This document outlines the general guidelines for ALL Volunteers (PTO and non-PTO) within H.W. Good Elementary. Please be sure to review and adhere to all policies and procedures during your volunteer experience.
 
 
STEP 1a: Yough School District Volunteers & School Helpers Application
This application must be completed each year that you wish to perform in ANY volunteer capacity at H.W. Good Elementary, whether it be a PTO-Sponsored or a School-Sponsored volunteer activity. SCHOOL-SPONSORED activities include Library Volunteers, Veterans Day Program, and Classroom Parties. Complete the application and submit it to the School Office, along with a copy of your Photo ID.
 
 
STEP 1b: H.W. Good Elementary PTO Membership Application
This application must be completed each year that you wish to volunteer for PTO-sponsored activities at H.W. Good Elementary. PTO-SPONSORED activities include Open House, Fun in the Sun Day, Field Trips, etc. Complete the application and submit it to the H.W. Good PTO. Please include your annual membership due when submitting the application.
 
 
STEP 2: PA State Criminal History (PATCH) Clearances [ACT 34]
Click the link to complete online. Be sure to click the yellow "New Record Check" button, noted with "Volunteers Only," to receive the check at no charge. Non-volunteer applicants will be charged a fee for processing. Once you receive your response, please forward a copy to the School Office.
 
STEP 3: PA Child Abuse Clearances [ACT 151]
Click the link to complete online; you will be required to create an individual account. Creating an account and submitting your clearance application online will give you immediate access to your results (or the status of your results if your results cannot be processed immediately). For anyone who may not have access to the internet, paper submissions of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application will still be accepted. Submit Form CY113 to: ChildLine and Abuse Registry | Pennsylvania Department of Human Services | PO Box 8170 | Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170. Once you receive your response, please forward a copy to the School Office.
 
STEP 4: FBI FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Clearances [ACT 114]
Register with fingerprinting agency, COGENT, prior to fingerprinting - https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm. Registration can be completed online or over the phone. Applicants will be charged a fee for fingerprinting services. Once you receive your response, please forward a copy to the School Office.