December 4, 2023 A-Day


    KEYSTONES: Today we will be following a Keystone Testing Bell Schedule. Students will be taking the Biology Exam during periods 1 and 2. Good luck.

    PEER TO PEER: The December meeting will take place tomorrow from 2:40 to 3:30 in the Global Studies room. Help them make winter locker decorations and make sure to bring your own mug for hot chocolate.

    HACK THE RAM: Join PRHS for the fifth-annual Hack the Ram event on Saturday, January 27th. Hack the Ram is a 12-hour invention marathon, completely free for students in Allegheny County grades 6 through 12. Participants with any level of programming or hardware experience are invited to work together and create a technology project from scratch. They will have multiple seminars throughout the day to help you either learn how to code for the first time or fine tune your skills. Best of all, there will be free food, drinks, and t-shirts for all of our participants. Bring your friends and prepare for an amazing weekend! Visit the website at the bottom of your screen for more information and registration (https://hacktheram.com/)

    ASIAN CULTURE CLUB: Do you like boba tea? If you do you are in luck because the Asian Culture Club is doing a make-your-own boba tea club meeting. To sign up, RSVP by scanning the QR code on your screen and filling out the Google form. The meeting will be held on December 12th in Family Consumer Science room 102. The meeting will last until 3:45 and RSVP is necessary to come. The RSVP is due Friday, December 8th. Please contact the Asian Culture Club officers if you have any questions.

    A.W. BEATTIE NEWS: Senior Luke Polito was named student of the month at A.W. Beattie for Health and Nursing Sciences for October/November. Congratulations Luke!

    TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS: Attention students. If you have a January 1st application deadline, your PR transcript request deadline is December 11th to the Guidance Office.

    SKI & BOARD CLUB: Registration is live for interested students on Google Classroom. Use the code found at the bottom of your screen to join. Any student that has completed the online registration may bring in payment to either room 203 or 415. (ski & board code: p42n3x3)

    YEARBOOK: The price to purchase a yearbook has increased to 70 dollars. That price will last through December 31st. The final price increase to 75 dollars will happen January 1, 2024. To use a credit card, debit card or PayPal, go to the address at the bottom of your screen and enter our school’s name. (yearbookforever.com)

    PRTV CLUB: The next meeting for the PRTV Club will be held Tuesday, December 5th after school in room 328. Items on the agenda will be production of Ramtastic and updating the club’s video for the district website. Any student interested in joining the club should join the club’s Google Classroom in the classroom code found at the bottom of your screen. You do not have to be enrolled in a video class to join. (fhvnfpo)


    THEME DAY THURSDAY: Not sure what Theme Day Thursday is? Two Thursday’s each month, staff and students are encouraged to dress up in the day’s theme. The next Theme Day Thursday will take place this Thursday with the theme blue and white to mark the first day of Hanukkah and the start of the 12 Days of Holiday Spirit. More details will follow. Continue to watch PRTV for updates.

    RAMTASTIC: Attention students. Mr. Koehler sent an e-mail last week asking you to complete this week’s Fun Poll. The poll will be open until 3pm tomorrow. The results will be revealed on the next episode of Ramtastic.




    -The following scholarships, contests and workshops are now available, stop in the guidance office or check on Naviance under Colleges tab, scholarship list:

    UPMC is hosting a Career Fair at the Peterson Events Center: Date- December 6, 2023

    American Legion 89th Annual Essay Contest: Deadline- January 1, 2024

    GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship $40,000: Deadline- January 4, 2024

    Trib Total Media’s Jim Borden Scholarship, Scholarship for Diversity in Media and Business, Marketing, and Technology Scholarship: Deadline- January 4, 2024

    2024 Jackie Robinson Scholarship: Deadline- January 10, 2024

    Coolidge Scholarship: Deadline- January 18, 2024

    The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Scholarship Program: Deadline- January 24, 2024

    PACAC scholarships: Deadline- February 1, 2024

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices: Trade School and College Scholarship program. Deadline: March 1, 2024

    National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship: Deadline- March 1, 2024

    17th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 contest: Deadline- March 24, 2024

    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy virtual admissions Q&A sessions for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Check student e-mail



    IBL: Intramural Basketball starts Wednesday and Friday!  If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time, but barely! Scan the QR Code below to sign up or see Mr. Dugger or Mr. Seybert!  

    GIRL’S BASKETBALL: Tonight, the Varsity team will be at Armstrong. Game time is at 6:30pm.