Yough Senior High School



Mr. Sutherland Principal 2021
Mr. Wilkins Assistant Principal 2022
Mrs. Good High School Secretary 2000
Mrs. Huss High School Secretary & Athletics 2001
Mr. Dawson Guidance Counselor 2016
Mrs. Hipps Guidance Counselor 2017
Mrs. Petrosky Guidance Secretary 2015
Mrs. Kujawa Nurse 2010  


Contact Information

Main Office  724-446-5520

Fax # 724-446-6008

Address:  919 Lowber Road,

                 Herminie, PA  15637

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Welcome to Yough Senior High School

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:

Greetings from Yough Senior High School, home of the Cougars!  On behalf of our teachers and staff, we would like to welcome you!  Our mission is to provide all students with a 21st-century learning experience in a collaborative and supportive environment.  With your help, we can achieve this mission.

Our rigorous curriculum is the foundation that will prepare all of our students for future endeavors.  To do this we offer a variety of academic programs:

Dual credit classes, through Yough Senior High and The University of Pittsburgh, Westmoreland County Community College, and Mt. Aloysius College, let students get a jump start on college for a fraction of the tuition price. These classes, taught by our instructors during the standard school day, qualify for both high school and college credit simultaneously.  The Dual Enrollment Program is open to juniors and seniors, with courses covering a variety of subject areas. 

In addition to our Dual Enrollment Program, we offer a number of Advanced Placement classes.  Our college and career-ready initiative doesn’t end with college preparedness.  For example, through our partnership with the Central Westmoreland Career & Technology center, students may enroll into industry based technical and certification programs designed to meet the needs of an evolving workforce and develop skills for lifelong learning and living. 

Besides academics, we offer extracurricular programs including the performing arts and interscholastic athletics, competing in the WPIAL.  We also have several clubs, including NHS, Student Council, Yearbook, Art NHS, Chorus, Marching Band, Colorguard, FBLA, CAP/SADD, Spanish and French clubs, Robotics, Prom Committee, YALE, Pride, Student Mentor, Journalism, Strategies, Spirit, Outdoors and Envirothon.  These clubs help meet the interests of all our students and provide opportunities for them to get involved with their school!

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to view their student’s progress and attendance through the Powerschool Parent Portal, linked to our web site.  Attendance is important to the success of our students.  Being connected and involved makes it more likely that they will care about their education now and in the future.

Thank you for taking the time for visiting our web site.  I look forward to working with you this school year!


Mr. Sutherland









Date:  Wednesday, May 30th, 2018   Time: 7:00pm   Place:  Yough Senior High School Auditorium

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Date:   Friday, June 1st,2018     Time: 7:00pm    Place:  Cougar Mountain

Click on the links below for Graduation Details/Information.  Any questions please call the high school office 724-446-5520.


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Upcoming Events

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    Schools out for summer.........



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  • Dismissal Times for May 31st

    Senior High School   10:00am

    Middle School  10:45am

    Mendon Elementary  11:30am

    HW Good Elementary  11:30am

    West Newton Elementary  11:30am

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Graduation Information

Congratulations Class of 2018


Email Database


We are in the process of updating our database to be able to send important information out through our email system. Please download and print the form listed below and return to your child's school.

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Cafeteria - Instagram Information

The Instagram account for YHS Cafeteria is:  yough_tng


Welcome to Yough Senior High School - "BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY"



Shown below at the WPIAL Banquet:  Mr. Evans, Mr. Sutherland, Hannah Bach, Mr. Thompson, Dr. Sardon


**Congratulations to the Scholar Athletes/Tri Athletes. Students are shown below at the luncheon held in their honor at Gary's Chuckwagon on Friday, May 18. 


**Lindsey Harris, giving the Keynote Address at CWCTC Senior Recognition Ceremony.


***Congratulations to Madison Schutter for earning 2nd place in the SkillsUSA Competition for Graphic Communications. Congratulations to Paytn Szymkiewicz for earning 3rd place in the SkillsUSA Competition for Computer Programming.

MADISON SCHÜTTER                                                                         PAYTN SZYMKIEWICZ



***Congratulations to the Yough Envirothon Team #2. They took third place in the Westmoreland County Envirothon at Twin Lakes Park on 4/30/18.

Shown with Mr. King from left to right are:  Drake Croushore, Alex Kohuth, Adeline Bradish, Mason Brunson, Cameron Hopkin



**Congratulations to the April Rotary Students of the Month:  

Rachel Ozegovich, Kayley Westerman, Kaylee Goblesky, Marissa Kostrzycki



****Mrs. Suehr with her students who participated in the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute.




**Congratulations to Montana Olexa and Caitlin Allen, Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizens.


*Congratulations to Paytn Szymkiewicz, Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen Elite Top 100.


*Congratulations to the FBLA PA State Leadership Conference participants.  From left to right:  Nathan Parker, Eric O'Bradovich, Raymond Baker, Evan Veychek
Evan Veychek qualified for the national conference later in the summer for his Agribusiness Plan.  Congrats to Evan!!!


*Congratulations to Evan Veychek for receiving the "Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship"



**Congratulations to the March Rotary Students of the Month: Madison Nuttall, Rachel Bachy, Adaline Bradish, Samantha Williams and Makenzie Cosharek



**Congratulations to Paris Cox for receiving the Westmoreland County Community College African American Outstanding High School Student Achievement Award for Academics.


**Congratulations to the February Rotary Students of the Month: Scott Houseman, Aubrie Mance, Grace Seanor, Hannah Bach, Emily Franzetta, Troy Stahl


**Our YHS Hometown High Q Team competition will be aired on KDKA-TV on Saturday, April 7th at 11:00am.  They will take on Greater Latrobe and Trinity.  The team shown below with their sponsor Mr. Frank German are from left to right: Ariana Park, Emma Krofcheck and Jacob Sever.



**Congratulations to Mollie Landman!!!!  Mollie will be representing Yough High School in the Pennsylvania Music Eductors Association(PMEA) Region 1 Choir Festival from February 28- March 2, 2018 at Butler High School. Region I includes students from Allegheny, Westmoreland, Fayette, Green, Washington, Mercer, Lawrence, Beaver, and Butler Counties.  


**For the second year in a row, the team of Anthony Ohler, Jarett Bach and Jake Sever won the "Einstein Minds Competition" at Mt. Pleasant High School.  Additionally, Jake Sever placed 1st overall in the individual competition and Jarret Bach finished 3rd.  Congratulations and good luck next year on the drive for the THREE-peat!!!!!   Way to go!!!!


***Congratulations to the December/January Students of the Month:  Montana Olexa, Rebecca Mlinek, Evan Veychek, Levi Heltebran, Caitlin Allen, Patyn Szymkiewicz.



**Congratulations to the Yough Band Members who were selected to the Fay West Honors Band.

Fay West Honors Band - Gbg Salem HS - Fri Jan 26, 2018
L to R: Anthony Ohler, Alexis Boyle, Jeremy Bliner, Walter Vinoski, Rebecca Angus, Hattie Boucher, Bailey Middlekauff, Kirra Milton, Jaden Knopsnyder, Julie Caudill, Mary Swope.
The Honors Band was comprised of band students from Belle Vernon, Jeannette, Mt. Pleasant, Uniontown, Laurel Highlands, Southmoreland, Greensburg Salem, Greater Latrobe, Frazier, Yough High Schools. Six of the directors served as a 'Guest Conductor', and directed a selection with the Honors Band. Yough Band Director Donald Green conducted 'In The Hall of the Mountain King', Movement 4 of the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg.


*Congratulations to the First place winners of the Annual Volleyball Tournament -

Idelia Robinson-Confer, Caden Kastronis, Alex Vilchek, Scott Houseman, Dan Gibler, Hannah Bach



The Challenge Program with Levin Furniture as Community Partners gave $200.00 awards for the following categories:

Attendance:  Brendan Roebuck, Gabrielle Gutierrez  

Community Service:  Laurel Bachy, Emily Franzetta

STEM:  Camryn Craven, Julie Caudill

Academic Improvement:  Brooke Casterwillar, Richard Williams

Top 10:  Lindsey McClaren, Addie Bradish

Award winning students are shown below with YHS Principal Brian Sutherland and YHS Vice-Principal Dan Wilkins.


*CAP/SADD wanted to say thank you to everyone for their support with Toys for Tots. Our grand total was 294 toys!! We were down some from last year, but it is still a VERY impressive total!! The movie is next Wednesday, the 20th, during periods 6, 7, and 8. We are showing Cars 3.  



Yough School District Community Classes

See the attached brochure for a listing of our 2017-2018 evening classes for the community.  Hope to see you there!

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