The PT STEAM Academy will inspire a passion using hands-on lessons designed to excite and engage the mind. Our summer camps provide the opportunity for children to explore the wonders of STEAM in a friendly, curious, and exciting atmosphere. From managing fun experiments to participating in mind-blowing activities, students will come away inspired.

Summer camps are open to all students enrolled in the Penn-Trafford School District.  Pending on the specific camp, out of district students are permitted to enroll. 

CLASS TIMES 8:30 - 12:00

 Fall 2015)
Lego Robotics
K'Nex Academy

June 1-4
It's Only Rocket Science!

June 1-4
Girls About STEAM

June 8-11  
Computer Science Camp

June 15-18 
My Mad Scientist Lab K-2

June 15-18
My Mad Scientist Lab

June 15-18
Vex Robot Programing & Games      

June 22-25 
Track It Math

June 22-25 
Fashion Design

July 13-16 
Rube Goldberg

July 13-16
Fairy Tales

July 20-23
Storm The Castle
July 27-30

All payments must be paid in full by the first scheduled day of camp. To receive a refund, a letter must be submitted stating the name and date of the camp. There will be no refunds after the first day of camp.   

Middle School camps are available to PT and Non-PT Students. Elementary camps are exclusively reserved for PT Students only. There is limited seating availability. The classes are on a first come first serve basis. Once camp seating has been filled students will be placed on a waiting list.

Complete the registration form below. Bring the completed form, along with payment (check or money order) to the school office or mail the necessary items to the address below. Check or money order for camps should be made payable to the PT Academy


Any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Capoccioni at:

Penn-Trafford High School
PT Academy
3381 Route 130
Harrison City, PA 15636

Daily Announcements

K-8 Music Program
16 Welcome to Penn-Trafford's K-8 Music Site! - Home.pdf
Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-2016
January 26-30, 2015
February 23-27, 2015

Parents are asked to call their home elementary school to register their child. Please call between 8am and 4pm during the weeks of registration.  

Harrison Park Elementar –Jeff Swartz
Level Green Elementary–Dan DiNapoli
McCullough Elementary–Joe Marasti
Sunrise Elementary–Karin Coiner 
Trafford Elementary–Dan DiNapoli

PowerSchool Access 
Access is now open to parents and students.  Parents who created login usernames and passwords in the past do not need to create new ones.  If you have any problems logging in or creating new accounts please contact Beverly Formato at 724-744-4496.
PowerSchool Link

Backpack Program News:
Back to school shopping? As you back to school shop, please consider purchasing a backpack to donate to the "Backpacks-to-Go" program. As a reminder, the “Backpacks-to-Go” Program is a supplemental nutrition program that is new to the Penn- Trafford School District. Through the “Backpacks-to-Go” program, we provide a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks for weekends to our children. This program was developed in response to ongoing student needs with no weekend access to the school breakfast and/or lunch program. In April 2014, we piloted the program at Harrison Park and the high school. This program will be implemented district-wide starting in September 2014. Children enrolled in the program, by parent request, take home a backpack with nutritious food in a safe, easy and discreet manner on the designated Fridays. The food items and included menu suggestions may be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner for Saturday and Sunday. Some of the child-friendly foods may include: peanut butter and jelly, easy-open canned fruit, applesauce, puddings, cereal, raisins, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, soup and canned pasta. We offer the “Backpacks-to-Go” on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month during the school year with adjustments made for holidays. These backpacks are given directly to the children without requiring their parents to pick up the food at a location. By meeting basic needs of our children, we hope each child will be better able to focus on learning and schoolwork instead of an ‘empty feeling’ or worry about the next meal.

We are in need of backpacks. Our primary need for backpacks is for boys in grades 3-5 and for boys and girls in grades 6-12. If you are able to donate a backpack or would like to make a monetary donation, please contact Lauren Traill, Elementary School Counselor, at or Pat Blahovec, High School Nurse, at

Thank you for your support! 

Nurse's Office Phone
The school district has updated to a new phone system. In this process, the nurse now has a direct phone line. Anytime that you need to speak to the nurse or return a phone call to her, please call 724-744- 2162. This line will enable you to speak directly to the nurse.

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 27
Kindgergarten Registration
Please call the school office at 724-744-2161 from 9-2:30 and ask to speak with Mrs. Socrates to register your child.
Spring Fundraiser Due!

Under The Sea Fun Night and Scholastic Book Fair - APR
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday, March 3
Little Saver's Club Save Day - APR 9AM
8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
Come to the APR right after getting off the bus, and deposit your Westmoreland Federal Credit Union money at the Little Savers Club Save Day.
Wednesday, March 4
School Store K-2 in APR
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM