Dear Parents and Students,
The 2012 – 2013 school year will be a fun and challenging time at New Castle Jr./Sr. High School. We will continue to provide a collaborative learning environment where staff, community members, and students share a determined will to strive to meet high expectations, attaining tremendous growth and academic excellence for all concerned.
Our programming each year is exciting and structured to ensure that all our students continue to receive a well-rounded and challenging education. Our standards and expectations remain high, as always! We want to provide our students with quality educational experiences in a safe, caring, student-centered environment. All of our teachers are highly qualified, and their professional development /collaborative opportunities are built into this year’s schedule.
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 the Pennsylvania State 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 this century.
Pennsylvania Business Week returns to our school this year, during which time 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.
I encourage parents and community members to join us at school activities and participate in our school programs, thus establishing a strong, positive relationship with the school. I look forward to working with you and your student throughout this school year. Together, we can provide your student with an enjoyable, productive, and successful learning experience.
Mr. Richard Litrenta, Principal