• Senior Class Advisor:  Mrs. Rhonda Culbert

    e-mail: rculbert@pgasd.com

    Phone:  570-345-2731 ext. 219


    Senior information will be given out at class meetings and in homerooms from time to time.  Vo-tech students who cannot attend the meetings will have information given to them at vo-tech.  If you are absent or tardy to school the day of a meeting, please see me ASAP to get information. Sign in sheets will be used for meeting so I know who is in attendance.  Please initial by your name.   I try to track down absentees but cannot spend too much time trying to find people.



    Remind APP INFO – you will be able to get text messages on important info such as deadlines, meetings, graduation practices, and if graduation is inside or outside!

    • Number to text: 81010
    • Message to text: @d83c2e

    Please adhere to the deadlines, if you CANNOT meet a deadline for any reason, you must notify me.  Let’s make this an easy road to graduation!

    Mrs. Culbert


    Welcome to your senior year!!!


    Goal:  To have everyone graduate on time!  What do you have to do??

    1. Keep up your grades and keep up with your course responsibilities!  Don’t wait until after finals are over to beg your teacher to give you work for extra credit.  Use the guidance counselors and teachers to make sure YOU are meeting course requirements and expectations.  Do not expect to be able to go back and make up work from a previous marking period either.  This has been changed in the student handbook.  This handbook is online and will be followed. 
    2. Community Service required for graduation has been eliminated. This does NOT mean you should not be a part of your community and not help out.  If you do any community/volunteer activities, PLEASE TRACK IT ON THE COMMUNITY SERVICE FORM THAT IS IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.  Turn it in to guidance when complete so they can still track your hours.  There are several scholarships that look at community service and you don’t want to give up the chance to be awarded that!  If you aren’t sure what opportunities are out there, please ask me or a guidance counselor.
    3. Don’t do ANYTHING that will prevent you from participating in graduation ceremonies. People have been excluded from participating in graduation activities for violating major rules and code of conduct at school.  Administration has the right to make that decision.  Parents and family want to see you walk and participate in graduation ceremonies!


    Homecoming King and Queen  

    Homecoming is being held on September 28th .  From the voting that was done at the meeting, the top 10 will be determined.  The whole school will then ote in their homerooms to narrow it down to 5.  Please take this seriously!  Do not vote at the expense of someone else’s feelings. If you do not WANT to be considered for king or queen, please tell me before the end of the day so I take you out of the running. 

    Yearbook packets

    You are receiving them today or will be receiving them in the next few days.  These packets must be filled out to the best of your ability and turned in to a box in the front office by October 11th .  The packet is self-explanatory.  If anything on the packet is inappropriate, it will not be printed in the yearbook. 

    We will be taking the senior group photo on Friday, September 27th  during homecoming activities (typically right after lunch).  Please be present!

    Senior Portraits – These need to be turned in along with the packets or by November 4th .    This year will be color photographs that are printed.   Mr. Blydenburgh would prefer you to have them e-mailed to him if at all possible (yearbook@pgasd.com). We do realize that some photographers may NOT have them ready and to you by this date.  If this is the case for you, please speak with Mr. Blydenburgh or myself as soon as you can.

    Senior T-shirts

    The signature shirt will be chosen by the class officers during the second marking period.  The signatures will be collected by me at the end of the second marking period prior to the vo-tech transfer.  You are not required to purchase a shirt but we do ask that everyone sign the t-shirt. 

    Graduation Fee

    Prior to graduation, all seniors must pay a $30 graduation fee.  This fee goes towards graduation costs (tassels, dry cleaning of gowns, etc.) and other senior events.  This must be paid by April 17, 2020.   This is a separate cost from the class trip.  You may have already raised this money through fundraising since you were a freshman.  You will receive notification of the amount you have in your individual account within the next month and notifications to pay the fee will be given throughout the year.

    Class Trip

    Annual class trip date is May 22nd  and the 23rd , 2020.   You will be receiving the paperwork on this today.  Average cost has been $325.  This cost can be paid by using your individual fundraising account that has been tracked since you have been a freshman and/or by paying out of pocket.  We will also be doing some fundraisers this year to help you raise money towards the trip or your class account can be used.  This is a fun trip in which you do get time to explore certain areas of the city safely and see a lot of New York.  Please consider going.  The slip stating that you are going and the $50 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due by October 31st.  Once this is turned in, I will give you a field trip permission form that I need for the trip.  If you have $50 or more in your individual account, this can be used towards the deposit.

    Class Song, Motto, and Flower

    These are suggested by you, and voted on by you.  There will be slips of paper in your homerooms as well as in my classroom for you to write your suggestions on.  Please use common sense when suggesting songs.  Do not use profanity laced songs as a suggestion, they will not be used!  Try to find a song that is appropriate and meaningful to your class, to graduation , or looking to the future.  Suggestions are due to Mrs. Culbert by October 31st. These will be voted on at a future class meeting.


    Dates to Remember

    (this will be updated regularly…check the website and homerooms)

    October 11th  – Yearbook packets due.  These can be turned in by placing in box in office.

    October 31st - Suggestions for class song, motto, and flower due AND  form for the class trip and $50 non-refundable deposit needs to be turned in to Mrs. Culbert.

    November 44h  – Senior portraits due for Yearbook.  These can be turned in along with packets by October 11th.  If you have difficulty getting your senior portraits in by then, you MUST see Mrs. Culbert or Mr. Blydenburgh to let us know…we will work with you on this!

     **There will be another senior class meeting sometime at the beginning of November.  During this meeting, you will vote on class song, motto, and flower. You will also be completing the form for what formal name you would like printed on your diploma.                 


    Class Officers:

    President – Nathan Minnich

    Vice-president – Tessa Olt

    Secretary – Sarah Niemi

    Treasurer – Tayla Olt