New Castle Senior High School

 300 E. Lincoln Ave.
New Castle, PA  16101
News & Announcements
An Important Message for Parents from Mr. Sarandrea
Please click HERE for an important message from Mr. Sarandrea regarding an incident that took place on April 18, 2017.  Thank you! 
Track Section Champs!
Congratulations to the New Castle Boys Track Team for being crowned the Section 8 Champions for a second year in a row! The boys went undefeated this year (9-0). They will now compete in the WPIAL playoffs for a chance to win a Team WPIAL Championship. Good luck boys!
New Castle 136      Leechburg 14
New Castle 111      Beaver Falls 39
New Castle 108     West Allegheny 37
New Castle 99       Blackhawk 51
New Castle 92       Beaver 58
New Castle 129     Montour 21
New Castle 129     Ambridge 21
New Castle 108     Central Valley 42
New Castle 103     Moon 47
Don't Pull the Plug on Our Pool!
Mr. Lubin's 10th grade Honors English II students worked through Mrs. Joseph's Service Learning program to create a video called "Don't Pull the Plug on Our Pool!" This video is a contest submission that could win up to $100,000 for the renovation of Cascade Pool. The contest, sponsored through the USA Today, is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and money for community causes. 

Voting for the video runs from now until May 12th, 2017. You may vote once a day, so please show your NC Pride and vote as much as you can!
Click HERE to view and vote for our video*. A green "VOTE" button will be to the right of the video on computers/on top of the video on mobile devices. Click on the vote button, fill out the required information (Your name, birthday, email, and zip code), and hit submit.

*If the video does not immediately load, simply refresh the page and the video will pop up.

STEAM Showcase 2017
Please join us on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at New Castle Jr.-Sr. HS for our STEAM Showcase 2017! For additional information, including even highlights, please click HERE. 
"Every Election Matters" Video Contest

Mr. Shaftic's AP US History class partnered with Mr. Cowart's Video Production class recently to enter in the "Every Election Matters" Video Contest. The contest is presented annually by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.

Challenging students in new and unique ways is a staple of the New Castle High School curriculum.  Therefore, for this project, the AP US History students teamed up with members of the Video Production class to develop production strategies and create suitable videos for the contest. This cooperative learning experience allowed the students to showcase their talents in a variety of formats. Students began the project by brainstorming together in New Castle High School's modern "MakerSpace," which is located in the school's STEAM wing.  This room is used to encourage creative process in a collaborative manner.
VEX Robotics Championship

On Saturday, March 4th, New Castle High School Robotics Teams competed against twenty-four other teams from across Pennsylvania at the Western PA State VEX Robotics Championship at the Sarah Heinz House in Pittsburgh, PA. This year’s VEX robotics competitions involved robots competing in a 12-foot-by-12-foot field with a fence dividing teams. The object is for the student-built and programmed robots to throw “stars” and “cubes” over a fence and into their opponent's zone to earn points. Teams can also earn points by attaching their robot to a bar in the corner of the field and picking itself up, which is called “hanging.”

After launching its robotics competition program for the first year, New Castle High School Team “16101E: 005” was awarded the prestigious “Tournament Finalists” Award. The award celebrates the team as the tournament Runner-Up and honors the team's accomplishment of advancing to the Tournament Finals alongside their alliances. New Castle Robotics Team “16101E” consists of six students: Ryan Hunyadi, Ricky Zheng, Matthew Ball, Anton Green, Emily Brightshue, and Morgan Daily.

Additionally, both New Castle Robotics Teams “16101A: Alpha” and “16101D: New Castle SD” were awarded the honorable “Tournament Semi-Finalists” Award. The award celebrates the team's accomplishment of tieing for third place and their advancement to the Tournament Semi-Finals alongside their alliances. Team members for “16101A” include: Joey Pauletich, Rachel Lyden, Dasianae Florence, James Thompson, and Jade Bodie. Team members for “16101D” include: Arielle Recchione, TeAsia Stewart, Evan Brown, Kerrionna Lyles, Micah Killion, and Dylan McClaren.

Click HERE for the full article and to view pictures from the event!
New Castle Thrives at PJAS
On Saturday, February 25, 2017, 84 students in grades 8-12 from New Castle Junior/Senior High school participated in Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science at their regional meeting, Region 9, at Slippery Rock University. Students presented their science projects that they had been working on since the beginning of the school year. Their projects derived from an array of sciences, including Chemistry, Biology, Behavioral Psychology, Physics, and more. 43 students received first place, 33 students received second place, and 8 students received third place for their presentations. One student, Alexis Gish, received a special award for Outstanding Behavioral Science Presentation in the Senior High division in addition to her first place award. Students awarded first place will now advance onto the statewide competition at Penn State University on May 14-16, 2017. Congratulations to all of the students involved, as well as to their advisors, Mrs. Emery, Mrs. Williams, Mr. Bradley, and Mr. Carley!

Click HERE to see the list of results!
Second Semester Updates From Mr. Litrenta
Please click HERE to read an update from Mr. Litrenta as we make our way through the second half of the 2016-2017 school year. 
College Shirt Signing
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Seniors who have already been accepted to a college or university. Way to make us NC Proud! 
Free for All - Breakfast & Lunch
All district students will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch every day during the 2016-2017 school year.  
Event Calendar
STEAM Showcase
Tue Apr 25 2017
3rd Annual Kimberli Scrim-Hooks 5K
Sat Apr 29 2017
Teacher In-Service
Fri May 5 2017
Memorial Day
Mon May 29 2017
Common Sense Media: Digital Citizenship Best Practices
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New Castle Area School District
420 Fern Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Phone: 724-656-4756 | Fax: 724-656-4767
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