School Counseling Office

Peters Township High School

Digital Newsletter-September 2015

Welcome to our digital newsletter! Each month we will highlight important dates and events important to your child's high school experience. Anything underlined has an outside link.

Naviance/Family Connection Notes


It's college application time!!! Remember to request your transcripts and letters of recommendation via Family Connection. Please see our website for more specific instructions. Any questions, email your counselor or stop in to the Counseling Office!

Scholarship announcements are also posted in the Scholarship List and Match section of Family Connection.


It's never too early for college research! Use any of the college research tools, SuperMatch, scattergrams, college compare, etc. to add schools to the Colleges I'm Thinking About section. Begin creating your resume under the About Me tab.


Begin to research interests and careers under the Careers tab in Family Connection. A more detailed presentation will be forthcoming about this process.


Student accounts were activated and SMART goals were created during the second week of school. Parent accounts are coming soon!


Please help us congratulate the following students who have been recognized as National Merit Semi-Finalists and are in consideration for the National Merit Finalist recognition:

Connor Schwartz

Varun Sharma

College Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 6:30-8:30pm

264 East McMurray Road

McMurray, PA

Annual College Fair held in conjunction with Mt. Lebo, Upper St. Clair, and Bethel Park High Schools. Over 100 college representatives will be in attendance.

October 14th: PSAT 9 & PSAT NMSQT @ PTHS

On Wednesday, October 14th, the PSAT NMSQT will be given to all 10th and 11th graders. The PSAT 9 will be given to all 9th grade students. Seniors will arrive to school on a 2 hour delay schedule.

This exam will be a redesigned PSAT to help students prepare for the redesigned SAT that will be debuting in March 2016.

Practice booklets were distributed in English classes last week. Please see the following below for more information:

PSAT Redesign Information

SAT Redesign Information

PTHS Counseling Contact Information

Mrs. Cunningham A-C x5232
Mrs. Wawrzeniak D-HL x5234
Mrs. Laux HM-MA x5517
Mrs. Prinsen MC-SA x5220
Mr. Sudol SC-Z x5238