Welcome Back from Mr. Litrenta
Dear Parents and Students,
The 2017 – 2018 school year will soon be off and running at a breakneck pace. I look forward to working with parents and community members to enhance educational programs and evening events. Instruction in the Arts, World Languages, Business, Family Science, Technology Education, and Physical Education will form the opportunities designed to develop thoroughly-prepared students who are able to thrive and succeed in our 21st century world. A “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) infused mindset will continue to be an area of focus within our high school environment. The goal of New Castle Sr. High School is to provide each student with a unique set of frameworks that will result in an extremely challenging high school experience. Academic emphasis on the core subjects is a priority, as well as providing an educational program that strives to make our students “College and Career Ready.”
New Castle Sr. High School provides innovative technological experiences that are second to none. The “Motivation Station” area of our building houses classrooms that focus on Graphics, CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), Engineering (PLTW – Project Lead the Way Curriculum), and Robotics. The Motivation Station area also showcases a Maker-Space Room and a Fab Lab (Fabrication Lab). Our Bring Your Own Device Initiative (BYOD) enables students to bring their own electronic devices to school and use them in a constructive manner to enhance their learning. Students and teachers in grades 7 – 12 will have an opportunity to show off their technologically based learning/projects at our evening STEAM Showcase, which will be held in April
Pennsylvania Business Week will take place during September of this school year. Through this program, students and educators will learn about our nation’s economic system and the factors that affect it. Seniors are divided into companies that compete and put through a variety of real life business experiences and challenges. During Business Week, students will focus on leadership development, teamwork, time management, problem solving, and developing interpersonal skills. The younger students in our school will have an opportunity to experience the products, advertising, and sales pitches of each company during the fantastic evening Business Week Trade Show.
Again, I encourage parents and community members to join us at school activities and participate in our evening programs. We hope to partner with you, and look forward to providing you and your child with a meaningful school experience throughout the year. I am firm in my belief that together we can provide a productive, safe learning environment that fosters student growth and academic success.
Richard Litrenta, Principal