Daily Announcements

  • Secret Santa Brings Holiday Cheer

    The HW Good Secret Santa showed up just in time for the holidays to spread his holiday cheer. All lunch accounts at HW Good have been paid for and a very generous donation was also given to help with our yearly angel tree. Words can’t express how grateful I am to know how many people will benefit from this gift. He has helped 44 families today. Thank you Secret Santa!!!!

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  • High School Student Council visits 1st Grade

    Yough High School Student Council visits our 1st Grade and spreads some holiday cheer. 

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  • 12 Days Till Holiday Break

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  • Big Help Collection for Wounded Soldiers

    The Big Help Club started a collection drive to help our wounded soldiers at the VA hospital. As a building, we collected 329 items! This is amazing, thank you everyone especially the Big Help Club and Ms. Mumau.

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  • VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

    We always enjoy having the pleasure to honor our Veterans.  We kicked off the ceremony with a flag raising ceremony then Veterans and their students enjoyed a nice lunch together while having some musical entertainment.  Thank you to all the Veterans past and present who have served our country!

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  • Jim Shorkey Makes Donation to Help Our School

    Jim Shorkey Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram from North Huntingdon presented our students with a check for $510.00 as part of our test drive program that we had during Open House. Thanks so much Beth Robosky & Nikki Hamer for visiting our school!

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  • First Grade STEM Activity Day

    First-grade students received a visit from the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Lab (NETL).  Students listened to a book about how ants perceive the world.   Following the read aloud, students were given lighted microscopes to explore the classroom through the eyes of an "ant".  The students had so much fun!

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  • 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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  • Sharing School Spirit


    Mrs. Berkey's high school art students visited HW Good to repaint our PAW prints out front. We are so excited to have a fresh look! Great job girls!

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  • Crazy for Our Vets

    Crazy for Our Vets

    Students wore crazy hats and crazy hairstyles in honor of our veterans. We are fundraising to help support our annual Veterans program that will be held in November.

    Our students looked great today!

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VOLUNTEER AT H.W. GOOD

 May 18, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians,

There have been changes to state policies as outlined in Act 153 that require Pennsylvania school districts to revise their policies on clearances for staff and volunteers.

To comply with Act 153, Yough School District will now require all employees and volunteers to get new clearances every three years.

While we encourage parent participation in our schools, please be aware that to volunteer with Yough School District you must have current clearances – ones that are less than three years old.  Clearances will remain in effect for three years, and at the end of the three years, volunteers must obtain new clearances. Instructions and links are available below.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Sincerely,
Dr. Amy Larcinese, Principal

VOLUNTEER ANNOUNCEMENTS

In order to volunteer in the Yough School District, the following three (3) Clearances must be obtained prior to volunteering:

   1) ACT 34 PA State Criminal History (PATCH) Clearances

Fee - $10.00  |  Free for School Volunteers

  2) ACT 151 PA Child Abuse Clearances
Fee - $10.00  |  Free for School Volunteers

  3) ACT 114
FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Clearances

Fee - $28.75

Please be aware that clearances may take as long as six to eight weeks to process. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to complete all three clearance applications and pay the associated fees. As soon as you receive your clearances, please take them to the school office. Schools will copy and keep on file.  You should retain a copy of your clearances for your records.

Below is a link to an article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette regarding the fees being waived for volunteers working with children.  The fees being waived are the PA Criminal History clearance and the Child Abuse clearance.  The FBI Fingerprinting clearance is not included in this waiver and is still required for volunteering in the schools.  If you already received your clearances, there is no reimbursement for the monies spent.  The fee waiver began on July 25, 2015.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/06/10/Governor-waives-fees-for-volunteers-seeking-background-checks-pennsylvania/stories/201506100202

STEPS TO VOLUNTEER AT H.W. GOOD

* A Letter from Our Principal
In a letter issued to all students on May 18th, 2015, our principal provided some updated information regarding recent, state-mandated changes to Volunteer Clearance requirements.
 
* Volunteer Guidelines
This document outlines the general guidelines for ALL Volunteers (PTO and non-PTO) within H.W. Good Elementary. Please be sure to review and adhere to all policies and procedures during your volunteer experience.
 
 
STEP 1a: Yough School District Volunteers & School Helpers Application
This application must be completed each year that you wish to perform in ANY volunteer capacity at H.W. Good Elementary, whether it be a PTO-Sponsored or a School-Sponsored volunteer activity. SCHOOL-SPONSORED activities include Library Volunteers, Veterans Day Program, and Classroom Parties. Complete the application and submit it to the School Office, along with a copy of your Photo ID.
 
 
STEP 1b: H.W. Good Elementary PTO Membership Application
This application must be completed each year that you wish to volunteer for PTO-sponsored activities at H.W. Good Elementary. PTO-SPONSORED activities include Open House, Fun in the Sun Day, Field Trips, etc. Complete the application and submit it to the H.W. Good PTO. Please include your annual membership due when submitting the application.
 
 
STEP 2: PA State Criminal History (PATCH) Clearances [ACT 34]
Click the link to complete online. Be sure to click the yellow "New Record Check" button, noted with "Volunteers Only," to receive the check at no charge. Non-volunteer applicants will be charged a fee for processing. Once you receive your response, please forward a copy to the School Office.
 
STEP 3: PA Child Abuse Clearances [ACT 151]
Click the link to complete online; you will be required to create an individual account. Creating an account and submitting your clearance application online will give you immediate access to your results (or the status of your results if your results cannot be processed immediately). For anyone who may not have access to the internet, paper submissions of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application will still be accepted. Submit Form CY113 to: ChildLine and Abuse Registry | Pennsylvania Department of Human Services | PO Box 8170 | Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170. Once you receive your response, please forward a copy to the School Office.
 
STEP 4: FBI FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Clearances [ACT 114]
Register with fingerprinting agency, COGENT, prior to fingerprinting - https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm. Registration can be completed online or over the phone. Applicants will be charged a fee for fingerprinting services. Once you receive your response, please forward a copy to the School Office.