State College Area High School

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Daily Announcements

Wednesday, April 23

Club news:

Attention students: dance team auditions are TODAY, Wednesday! Auditions will take place in the South building gym from 6-8PM.

School news: 

Would you like to travel to Italy and Greece next summer?  Would you like to experience amazing sites and cultural landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Pompeii Roman Ruins and the Acropolis?  If so, you are invited to attend a meeting about the program on Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:30PM at the High School South in Room 230.  Your parents or guardians should also attend.  Please contact either Mr. Entz or Ms. Anderson in the South High School to RSVP for the meeting.

Attention all seniors: Just a reminder that Senior class trip forms are due by May 1. Also, there will be a Powder Puff Football meeting after school Thursday in Mr Kissell's room.  Be there and bring $15.00 for your T-shirt.

Junior prom tickets will be sold today through April 25. They will be  $25 each and will be sold outside the North cafeteria during lunch periods. The theme for junior prom is Gatsby and will be held at the BJC on May 3 from 7-10:30. Make sure you buy your tickets soon, old sport!

Do you have an interest in film and video production?  Do you enjoy writing stories and plays?  Are you an aspiring actor?  Still looking for a Senior Project that will be fun and exciting to create?  Then listen: The 9th Grade Learning Community Team is looking to assemble a group of talented students to help create and produce a video for next year's incoming freshmen.  This is an excellent opportunity to hone your skills while also building a portfolio you can showcase to future colleges. You are invited to attend a meeting in room 228 South on Tuesday, April 29th. The meeting will begin at 3:30PM.  If you are interested in being part of the production team but can not attend the meeting, please email Mr. Entz - ale12@scasd.org.

Attention Study Hall Students the North Library will be closed today and Thursday all day and Friday periods 1-4. Please plan accordingly. 

We will be having a short homeroom on Tuesday, April 29, from 8:10 AM to 8:15 AM.  The purpose of this homeroom will be to distribute ID cards to all students - even those students who have ID cards will receive an additional one.  If a student in your homeroom is absent on the 29th, please send the ID card to the main office so students can pick them up at a later time.  The schedule will be impacted as follows: from 8:10 - 8:15 Students will report to homeroom to receive ID cards. From 8:15 - 8:20 students will travel to first period and first period will end at 9:05 as usual. For the remainder of the day we will follow our normal bell schedule.  We will not have announcements on the 29th.  

Sports news: 

Attention 9-11th grade students interested in trying out for Varsity cheerleading: There will be a mandatory informational meeting you must attend with your parents on Thursday, May 1 at 7PM in room 230 South. Tryout dates and requirements will be discussed. If you absolutely cannot attend, you MUST see Mrs. Boyd in room 154 South prior to May 1.

Attention former varsity cheerleaders that plan to tryout for cheer next year: there will be a 10 minute meeting after school on Wednesday, April 23 in room 64 North. We will quickly address some changes to this upcoming season you need to be aware of. 

Tuesday, April 22

Club news:

Attention students: dance team auditions are TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 23! Auditions will take place in the South building gym from 6-8PM.

School news: 

Attention all students ages 15 and older:  Are you looking to lifeguard this summer?  Do you need to become certified?  The High School Natatorium is offering a "last-chance-before-summer" lifeguarding course from April 28 - May 15 from 3:30 - 7:00, Mondays through Thursdays.  Register at the pool before or after school.  Deadline to sign up is Friday, April 25th at 3:30.  Cost is $140.00.  

Dr. Jason Kaye, a professor at Penn State, will be giving a presentation on his research about soil biochemistry. The talk will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 on Tuesday, April 22nd in the North LE room as part of the FRED talk series, a guest speaker series at State High. 

Would you like to travel to Italy and Greece next summer?  Would you like to experience amazing sites and cultural landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Pompeii Roman Ruins and the Acropolis?  If so, you are invited to attend a meeting about the program on Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:30PM at the High School South in Room 230.  Your parents or guardians should also attend.  Please contact either Mr. Entz of Ms. Anderson in the South High School to RSVP for the meeting.

Attention 9-11th grade students interested in trying out for Varsity cheerleading: There will be a mandatory informational meeting you must attend with your parents on Thursday, May 1 at 7PM in room 230 South. Tryout dates and requirements will be discussed. If you absolutely cannot attend, you MUST see Mrs. Boyd in room 154 South prior to May 1.

Attention former varsity cheerleaders that plan to tryout for cheer next year: there will be a 10 minute meeting after school on Wednesday, April 23 in room 64 North. We will quickly address some changes to this upcoming season you need to be aware of. 

Thursday, April 17
 

Club news:

Attention students: dance team auditions are next Wednesday, April 23! Auditions will take place in the South building gym from 6-8PM. 

School news: 

Attention Seniors: Law Day is on May 1. Students can obtain permission forms from their social studies teachers.  The permission forms must be returned to their teacher by April 17.  Space is limited, so get your permission forms in as soon as possible to ensure a seat on the bus!  This is an all day event and students will be responsible for their own lunches.  

Attention all students ages 15 and older:  Are you looking to lifeguard this summer?  Do you need to become certified?  The High School Natatorium is offering a "last-chance-before-summer" lifeguarding course from April 28 - May 15 from 3:30 - 7:00, Mondays through Thursdays.  Register at the pool before or after school.  Deadline to sign up is Friday, April 25th at 3:30.  Cost is $140.00.  

Polar Ambassadors: it's time for a reunion! Polar Day is happening at Penn State this Saturday from 9:00-5:00. Please meet, wearing your Polar Ambassador or PolarTREC t-shirts, at 9:30 a.m. at Freeman Auditorium at the HUB on Penn State's campus. We've been invited to judge graduate student posters once again this year. If you can stay all day, that will be FABULOUS. If not, please stop by for just a bit. 

Dr. Jason Kaye, a professor at Penn State, will be giving a presentation on his research about soil biochemistry. The talk will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 on Tuesday, April 22nd in the North LE room as part of the FRED talk series, a guest speaker series at State High. All are welcome.

 

News and Highlights

  • Best Communities for Music Education SCASD has again been designated one of 2014’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) by the NAMM Foundation for setting the bar in offering students access to comprehensive music education. “These schools and districts make a strong commitment to music education in the core curriculum supporting its essential value to a well-rounded education for every child,” said Mary Luehrsen, NAMM Foundation executive director. Read more.
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  • Upcoming Opportunities to learn more about the State High Project:
     
    Conversation and Presentation:
    Bring your questions and offer feedback on the State High Project.
    May 6, 7 p.m. Foxdale Village auditorium, 500 Marylyn Ave. State College
     
    Last Chance to Take a Tour:
    Student-led tours will leave from the South Building main entrance lobby.
    May 12, Monday, 6:30, 6:45, and 7 p.m.
    May 17, Saturday, 10:00 and 10:15 a.m.

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  • Straight Talk for Parents Series, May 20, 2014
    Topic - Adolescents, Sex, and Porn: Everything You Wish You Didn't Need To Know!

    Location:
    Mount Nittany Middle School Auditorium, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Presenter: Megan Maas, Prevention & Methodology Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Human Development and Family Studies, PSU
    Learn about:
    • How and why children use sexual and social media online.
    • New apps and monitoring software to protect children online.
    • How to talk to your child about sexuality and sexual media to foster healthy sexuality.
    Free children's activities and homework help available. Contact Connie Schulz at ces11@scasd.org to register children.

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  • High School Course Schedule
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  • magnifying glass and envelope An updated, searchable High School staff directory is now available.
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  • SPORTS SCHEDULES
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  • http://www.scasd.org/lionsdigest - The Lions' Digest is a product of State High's Journalism program.  The print and online papers are student conceived, written and produced.  Our online news blogs are updated each weekday with news and happenings from around the school.  Our print edition also appears on our website in PDF form. Thanks for reading!
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Schedule Change Info

 
Now that school started, schedule changes are limited to the following reasons:
  • computer error
  • required for graduation
  • missing prerequisite
  • level change
  • made-up failed course 
  • program change (CTC, LE, Delta)  

Make schedule changes personally through an appointment with the student's assigned counselor.

Our priority is to make sure that students have received the courses that are required for graduation.  

Lines may be long, but we encourage students to come to the counseling office and make appointments during their lunch and study halls, or during a class they wish to drop. We will do our best to fit them in as quickly as possible.

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State College Area High School
South Building
650 Westerly Parkway
State College, PA 16801
(814) 231-5020
Fax (814) 231-5070
North Building
653 Westerly Parkway
State College, PA 16801
(814) 231-1111
Fax (814) 231-5024
School hours: 8:10 a.m.-3:16 p.m.


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