State College Area High School

Our Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education

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Come join the Math Club Friday, January 30 after school for the second round of the ARML competition. All are welcome.

Valentine's Day is coming soon. The Roar Store is selling roses. Pre-order roses before Feb.2 for free delivery to the recipient. OR purchase flowers on Feb.13. 

¿Tienes hambre? Come to Spanish Club on Monday, February 2 to participate in making homemade tortillas and quesadillas. We have a special guest from Mexico who will be showing us how to press tortillas in room 110S right after school. If you have any questions feel free to contact Señor K or Señor Gallo.

The winter dance is this Saturday, January 31 from 7 - 10 pm in the high school south gym. The cost is $10 at the door.  

Female students interested in trying out this spring for the girls' lacrosse team are strongly encouraged to attend the Pre-season Information Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4 in the Library of the North Building from 6:15PM-7PM. Please attend with at least one parent or guardian. Everyone is also encouraged to visit the team website and familiarize yourself with the information before attending the meeting 
( and arrive with any questions you may have.

The State High Fitness Center Pre-Certification Course will be offered February 2 - 6, 2015

from 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. There are 5 one-hour sessions & attendance at all sessions is mandatory. The FEE is: $20 A minimum of six students must be registered or the course will be cancelled. Class size maximum is 12 students.  Registration deadline is 3:30 PM the Friday prior to the course start date. Walk-ins will not be permitted to take the course. REGISTRATION INFORMATION can be found in the Fitness Center or online.

Mark your calendars! All Night Volleyball will be February 21-22. Lunch tables will start in both buildings next week to pick up packets for your teams.

JUNIORS - Pennsylvania Governor's School of Engineering and Technology at Lehigh University has extended their deadline until January 30.  NO applications will be accepted after January 30. If interested, please see your counselor immediately. Recommendations from your counselor and 2 teachers are required.

Attention Seniors: Please check the list outside the main office to be sure we have your senior photo option correct. E-mail right away with any problems. 

Applications are now being accepted for the PA House of Representatives Scholarship. High school seniors (min 3.0 GPA) who are legal PA residents and plan to attend a college or trade school in-state can apply.  Two 4-year scholarships will be awarded. Visit for more info. Deadline is March 1, 2015.

Would you like to meet a French teenager while introducing them to American culture?  The French dept. is looking for families to host a French student for about a week from March 20-29.  Please contact any French teacher or email Mme Graham @ mmb38 if you are interested.  

If you are a Junior or Senior and are interested in learning about healthcare in a live setting or logging clinical hours for PA School, Medical School, Clinical Observations is for YOU! This class is for 11th or 12th graders who have successfully completed Language of Medicine and is limited to 12 students per semester. Applications will be available outside Room 53 on Friday, January 9, 2015 and are due to Mrs. Maryanne Neal by Monday, February 2, 2015. For questions, email Mrs. Neal at

Are you interested in working with real patients in a real healthcare setting? Are you interested in being paid above minimum wage while caring for older adults? Are you interested in adding to your medical and nursing applications? If you answered, yes, Nurse Aide Training may be for you! Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply for 1 of 10 spots available in this unique class, which runs from 7:30am-9am, held at Foxdale Village with a State High teacher. Applications will be available outside Room 53 N beginning Friday, January 8, 2015. Applications are due to Mrs. Neal by Monday, February 2, 2015.


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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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