Students interested in a PAID Work Experience this summer visit the Counseling Office for eligibility requirements and complete details.  Stop by before May 21.

Northwestern PA Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

The contest is to simply come up with a 2-5 word slogan for our Labor Day Parade and in up to 100 words explain your rationale. This contest is open to ALL High School Seniors from the Class of 2018, who are planning on furthering their education. The deadline for receipt of the theme Slogan is Friday, May 4th. The prize is $200.00, see note below. Entries will be emailed to those serving as our judges for this contest on Monday, May 7th. We will send e-mails to all applicants advising them of who won. The Award will be presented at our Saturday, June 2nd 10:00 AM Meeting in Franklin, PA. NOTE: As the contest winner, you will receive a $200.00 check made payable to you/the College, University, Trade School, Apprentice Program, or Technical School you are planning on attending.  Online application available at

Clarion University of PA - Educational Talent Search (ETS)

TRiO Educational Talent Search is funded through a grant from the US Dept of Education

6th - 12th grade:

Careers of the 21st Century - Sat., March 10, 2018 - Science and Technology Center, CUP 9-3pm

Inventionland Pittsburgh and Phipps Conservatory - Mon., April 2 7:30-6pm

Best Foot Forward - Sat., April 21, 2018 - Ralston Hall, CUP 9:30 -1pm

9th - 12th grade:

Univ of Pittsburgh and Point Park Univ - Mon., April 9 7:15-4:15pm

Information at

Pre-registration and permission slip are required for ALL activities.  Call 1-888-533-6487 or 814-393-2071 to register for all events.  Transportation available based upon need and requests.  Please call to make arrangements.

FREE Driving Lessons are being offered by Transportation Solutions for students who qualify.  Year round lessons are offered to all ages and taught by certified driving instructors.  Sign up online or contact 814-833-2301 for complete details.  Sign up by June 30.

Free Application to Shippensburg University

Shippensburg University will waive application fees until December 31st for students using the application fee waiver option "Shipsgiving".

FREE Application to Clarion University

Seniors anyone wishing to apply to Clarion University that have not yet can see Mrs. Pennington for an online fee waiver code to apply for FREE.  Also the nursing deadline is December 15. 

2018 Prevent Suicide PA Public Service Awareness Contest for Youth Suicide Prevention

It’s that time of year again! Time for our Annual PSA contest for youth suicide prevention. We have been amazed at the ways youth can reach out, speak their voice, and spread the message that suicide is preventable. We have some new ways to create a PSA this year. Please read the rules carefully as they have all of the details.  Visit for complete details.

Deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018.  Click on the link for below to find out more.

PennDot Innovations Challenge

PennDOT is dedicated to promoting safe-driving actions (e.g. no texting, work zone safety, and anti-aggressive driving) through traditional media — like the radio, newspaper, and television — and social media.

Aside from using traditional paid advertising, marketing, and social media channels, what technologies or innovative methods can be developed in the next five to 10 years to curb unsafe teen driving practices?


Students must work together in teams of 3-4 students and submit their innovative solution to the PennDOT Bureau of Innovations email account. The submission must include an attachment containing the project title and description of no more than 500 words, outlining the team's concept. Along with the project description, all submissions must include the following information: team name, full names of team members, faculty mentor name, school district, and county.

Each PennDOT district will evaluate the submitted projects and select up to five district finalists who will be invited to present their projects in person at the PennDOT district office. If your team is selected as a finalist, models, diagrams, videos, and other visual aids or supporting materials should be used to demonstrate the team's project to the district judges. Final presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes. One winner will be selected in each PennDOT district who will then move on to compete in Harrisburg as part of the statewide competition where one statewide winner will be selected.

The challenge is open to Pennsylvania high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in public, private, or charter schools, and homeschooled students.

Family members (that is, siblings, children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews) of PennDOT employees are ineligible to enter.



All submissions, including the description of no more than 500 words, must be emailed to by 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2018.

The Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission hosts a Reality Tour monthly at the Clarion County Jail in Shippenville.  Reality Tour is a community effort to instruct and inform families on the importance of talking to youth about substance use and the dangers of using.  Reality Tour is a powerful interactive experience held from 6pm-8pm at the Clarion County Jail that will start one of the most important conversations a family can have.  We would like to invite your students, staff, and families to attend this FREE event.  Community service hours will be given upon request.  If teachers would be interested in offering students bonus points for attending the tour, we would be happy to provide documentation for that as well.  Attached is the Reality Tour flyer with further details.    

To register (ages 10 & up), or for more information please call Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission at

814-226-6350 or visit

Voice of Democracy 
2017-18 Theme - "American History:  Our Hope for the Future"
Student Entry Deadline:  October 31, 2017
Open to students in grades 9-12.  More details available in the Counseling Office

Internet Essentials from Comcast
Affordable high-speed internet to your home for $9.95 per month.  Eligible households must have at least one child who is :  eligible for the National school Lunch program or receive HUD housing assistance, live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available,  has not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days, does  not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than one year old.  Visit or call 1-844-252-7452.

Melissa Wetzel,
Nov 15, 2017, 6:09 AM