Welcome Back from Mr. Litrenta
The 2013 – 2014 school year promises to be an exciting one at New Castle Sr.
High School. I am proud to be the principal of our school, and I always
look forward to working with parents and the community to provide a quality
educational experience for our children.
Our focus will
be on providing each child with new challenges that will result in an extremely
satisfying school experience. Academic emphasis on the core subjects will
remain a priority, as well as providing an educational program that strives
each year to attain levels set by Pennsylvania Common Core standards.
Instruction in the Arts, World Languages, Business, Family Science, Technical,
and Physical Education complete the opportunities designed to develop
well-rounded, prepared students that are able to meet the challenges of today’s
technologies offer hands-on learning experiences that greatly immerse students
in their education. These technologies enhance lessons in an effective
visual manner and bring a new level of excitement to each lesson and classroom.
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 forces that drive
it. Seniors are divided into companies that compete and are put through a
variety of real life experiences: leadership development, team work, time
management, problem solving, and social/people skills. Younger students
in the school will experience the visually stimulating advertising and the
hustle – bustle of the Business Week Trade Show.
parents and community members to join us at school activities and participate
in our school programs, thus establishing a strong, positive partnership with
the school. I look forward to working with you and your child throughout
this school year, as I am confident that together we can provide a productive,
safe learning environment that fosters student success and growth.
Mr. Richard Litrenta
Keystone Exams Under Way
It's Keystone Exam time once again! The Literature Keystone Exam will be administered at the Sr. High School during the week of December 3, 2013. The Algebra I Keystone Exam will be administered beginning December 9, 2013 followed by the Biology Keystone Exam beginning January 15, 2014.
For additional information about the Keystone Exams, please click here
If you have any questions, please contact
, New Castle Sr. High School principal, and/or your child’s school counselor.
November Lawrence County Forensics Tournament
Several students placed at the Lawrence County Forensics Tournament on Wednesday, November 20th at Northminster Church. In the senior high division Concetta Pounds and Jordyn Essigner won second place for their duo news broadcast, and Herbie and Allie Hunkele won third place for their duo news.
In the junior high division Alexa Reider and Grace Currie secured first place for duo news, while Maria Cade and Savannah McQuiag won second for duo news. These students had to create a 4-minute news broadcast that included news, sports, weather, a commercial, and a commentary.
Another area of competition required students to create a 2-4 minute speech where they introduced a speaker to an audience. In this category Grace Currie achieved second place for introducing Walt Disney to speak at the 10th anniversary of Disneyland, and Maria Cade won third place for introducing Simba to the 80th anniversary of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
In impromptu speaking Maria Cade also won first place, while Alexa Reider claimed second place followed by Jonah Warner capturing third place.
This tournament was hosted by Ellwood City and Laurel School Districts.
Lawrence County Forensics Tournament
The following students placed at the first Lawrence County Forensics Tournament on Wednesday, October 23rd. The competition, which was hosted by Shenango and St. Vitus, took place at Northminster Church with ten county school districts participating.
In the Senior High Division, Araycia Byers won second place for her Poetry; Dana Rhodes won second for her speech by another, and Lexi Thompson won third. In Impromptu Cassandra Maas won second place in impromptu speaking, and Carly DiPietro won third.
In the Junior High Division, Jonah Warner received two first place awards, one for his speech by another and one for impromptu speaking. Maria Cade also received two second place awards, one for her poetry reading and one for her speech by another. Additionally for impromptu speaking Alaysia Reno and Mark Torsello won first place in their respective rooms. while Savannah McQuaig won second place, and Grace Currie and Alexa Reider won third place.
Congratulations to all of you; you represented New Castle very well!
SRU Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
The work of five New Castle Senior High School art students has been accepted into the Slippery Rock University Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit. This exhibit invites any student in a 50-mile radius of SRU to enter work for the Exhibit, but not all pieces entered are accepted. A closing reception for this show will be held at the Martha Gault Art Gallery on the SRU campus.
We are very proud and very honored to have the following students' work represented in this Exhibit:
Ceramics "Dark Midnight"
Pencil drawing "Self Portrait"
Painting "Autumn Forest"
Two pencil drawings accepted
Mixed media sculpture "It's All a Part of the Big Picture"
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