Message from the Superintendent

May 28, 2019
 
Greetings to Pine-Richland Students, Parents and Community,
 
The commencement ceremony for the Class of 2019 is less than two weeks away! For many parents, it feels as the years pass in the blink of an eye. It seems only moments ago that the kids were getting ready for kindergarten…now those same kids are young men and young women ready for a level of independence as they pursue post-secondary education, the military, or the workforce. We know that our seniors also feel time passing quickly. We are proud of each and every student. Each student has a different story. Each student is unique. We wish each and every one of them the best as they turn the page to a new chapter in their lives.
 
One of the components of Pine-Richland that helps prepare students – and seniors – for the next step are the diverse opportunities available to them. There was a particular weekend in early May that illustrated this concept. On a Friday afternoon/evening, we hosted 31 schools and over 1,500 athletes during a track and field invitational. As two examples, Saturday brought SATs and the AFJROTC Banquet. Approximately 100 cadets from PRHS and Mars High School participate in this program. On Sunday, the PRHS Peer2Peer group held their annual color run to strengthen the school community and also bring attention to suicide awareness (see photo). This particular student group is a Jefferson Award-winning program. 
Color Run
 
Four years ago, we added an annual parent survey to gather feedback about a wide range of topics. We would appreciate if parents would invest some time to add your voice. This link will take you to the survey. The feedback from all three of our surveys – student, staff, and parent – helps us monitor progress. For those who participated in the strategic plan town hall meetings, you saw a practical example of how those past stakeholder survey results were used to guide future strategies and priorities.
 
Thank you again for your support and commitment to the Pine-Richland School District.
 
Respectfully,
Brian Miller
 
P.S. On Friday night, the PR Boys Lacrosse team won the WPIAL Championship! Congratulations to the players, parents and coaches.