February 27th, 2015 5:50 pm

Curriculum Night set for March 4

Pittston Area High School will be holding Curriculum Night at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in the high school auditorium.

Curriculum Night is for students in eighth grade entering high school for the 2015-16 school year and also any parochial and/or private school new registration students.

Students will be selecting his/her courses from the programs of study for the 2015-16 school year. The presentation will discuss the programs of study, registration for transferring students, and Keystone Exams. Guidance counselors, department chairs and administrators will be on hand to answer any questions regarding course selections and Keystone Exams.

Students and parents are reminded to bring a pen or pencil to complete the course selection form. The completed forms will be returned to the guidance counselors before the end of the program. Registration packets will be available for transfer students and their parents or guardians to take home to complete. Return them to the high school Guidance Office as soon as possible to complete enrollment.

Kindergarten registration is March 23-26

Dr. Michael Garzella, superintendent of the Pittston Area School District, has announced that registration of students who plan to attend kindergarten in the Pittston Area School District for the 2015-16 school year will take place on March 23-26. All students must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Registration hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pittston Area Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown.

Students will be registered alphabetically according to the child’s last name:

A-F: March 23

G-L: March 24

M-R: March 25

S-Z: March 26

A parent or guardian must take the student to the Primary Center during the registration period in March. During kindergarten registration, in addition to having all necessary data collected and entered, each child will receive hearing and vision screenings. All children must have proof of immunizations required by the PA Department of Health. Children will also receive a Reading Readiness Assessment, which is an assessment of pre-reading skills, consisting of two parts: identifying letters of the alphabet and phonemic awareness assessment.

Parents may save up to 30 minutes on registration day by pre-registering prior to registration days by downloading a registration packet that may be obtained from the school’s website at www.pittstonarea.com or by picking up a packet at any district building. Completed registration packets and copies of required documentation must be returned to any district building by Monday, March 2. For more information, call 570-655-3785, ext. 4, during school hours.