New Castle Senior High School
Welcome Back from Mr. Litrenta Print
Dear Parents and Students, 

The 2014 – 2015 school year will be an exciting, challenging, fun-filled year at New Castle Sr. High School.  I am honored to be the principal of our high school, and I am proud to be a part of our community of New Castle.  I am truly looking forward to working with parents and the community to provide a quality educational experience for our students. 

The focus of our school will continue to be 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 the Pennsylvania 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 ever-changing society. 

The innovative technologies of our school offer hands-on learning experiences that greatly immerse students in their education experience. These technologies enhance lessons in an effective visual manner and bring a new level of excitement to each lesson and classroom.

Pennsylvania Business Week will take place during the week of September 15th this school year.  Through this exciting program, students and educators will learn about economic system of our nation and the forces that influence 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 Evening Trade Show that will be held on the evening of September 18, in the New Castle High School Field House. 

I urge 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 growth and success. 

Sincerely, 

Richard Litrenta
 
A Sr. High Veterans Day Salute Print
srhsflag.jpgNe-Ca-Hi students recently participated in a variety of activities to honor our veterans in celebration of Veterans Day.  Click here for pics of our Veterans Day activities.   
 
Medal of Honor Print
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Medal of Honor, Lessons of Personal Bravery, and Self-Sacrifice is a resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity, and citizenship, along with how these values can be exemplified in life.

Throughout the year, the history department will be implementing the Medal of Honor curriculum, which offers students the opportunity to explore core American values exemplified by true American heroes.  The inspiring stories of Medal of Honor recipients will resonate with students through their level of engagement.  The lessons help the students create their own definitions of the core values of the Medal of Honor and help them practice good decision making skills in their daily lives. As students participate, they are encouraged to make connections to their own lives and the lives of heroes in their communities. 

 
Make a Difference Day 2014 Print

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As we do each year, groups of students went out into the community on Friday, October 24th to take part in the annual Make a Difference Day. This year we decided to focus our efforts on projects to honor our veterans and also to do a cleanup of the city.

Our students started at the Croton War Memorial to do a clean up. Then we broke into groups. One group went to Cascade Park to clean East Washington Street. While there, they cleaned the VFW parking lot, weeded their flower bed, and picked up litter in the surrounding area. They went down East Washington Street and met the Clean Team as they came down Butler Avenue doing a clean up.

Another group of students were at Oak Park Cemetery. They went through the entire grounds, making sure all veterans have a flag holder for the appropriate time of their service. There are over 1800 hundred men and women buried there who served our country.  
 
The students participating were from Ms. Daytner's Clean Team and Mrs. Joseph's Service-Learning classes. Mrs. Carmee Julian also chaperoned and, as always, was the photographer for the day.  Special thanks to all who participated!
 
SRU Art Show 2014 Print
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Congratulations to our Ne-Ca-Hi students Ethan Green, Kierra Thompson, and Ryan Cooper, who were recognized for their artwork at a reception held in the Martha Gault Art Gallery on the campus of Slippery Rock University on October 23rd.  Their artwork was accepted from a pool of over 100 possible entries from Lawrence, Butler, Beaver, Allegheny, and Mercer counties and even some counties in nearby Ohio, which were entered into the SRU High School Art Exhibit.  About 30 pieces were accepted overall and were chosen by the Professors in the Art Department at SRU.
 
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New Castle Senior High School
300 East Lincoln Ave.
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 656-4700
Fax: (724) 658-3916

Principal: Mr. Richard Litrenta
Asst. Principal: Mr. Ralph Blundo
Asst. Principal: Mrs. Tabitha Marino
 
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