Mrs. Lea Wentroble

School Counselor 

724-744-7877 (phone)

724-744-1215 (fax)

Guidance News


PT Summer Academy Information found HERE!

Updated Scheduling Sheet and Program of Studies below!


High School Scheduling Dates and Resources

Important Dates for 8th Grade Students


January 8-9: Mrs. Wentroble (the School Counselor) comes to the Social Studies classes to give an overview of the scheduling process. (Letters/Important information will be sent home with students on this day, so please ask them about it!)

January 12: Presentations to the Middle School Students by the High School Students/Counselors from 11:50-1:50 at PMS.

January 17: Parent Scheduling Night at Penn Trafford High School for incoming Freshman at 6:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to attend as well.

January 19: Students will input course selections into PowerSchool during the school  day with Mrs. Wentroble. Students need to bring with them their Student Request Form already filled out and their student PowerSchool access  codes. If your child does not know their PowerSchool Access codes, we will have a copy already printed out for them.

January 22-24: Students will need to hand in a signed copy (by a parent/guardian) of their course requests to their homeroom teachers.

January 25-May 24: Students will be permitted to change a course selection for the high school by obtaining a copy of the schedule change form (located outside of Mrs. Wentroble’s office), completing the form, and returning it to Mrs. Wentroble. A parent signature is required for a schedule to be changed. Please remember that NO schedule changes will be permitted after the last day of school!


* Please note: A copy of the Program of Studies and the Student Request Form can be found on the Penn Middle School Homepage, as well as, the Penn-Trafford High School Homepage. If you do not have internet access, please have your child see Mrs. Wentroble for a copy.



 8th Grade Scheduling Worksheet 1.pdf 

 Program of Studies 2018-2019.pdf 

 Schedule Change Form.pdf 

 2018-19 High School Math Flowchart.pdf 

Journalism Application

Yearbook Application


Keystone Testing

This year students enrolled in Algebra will be administered the Keystone Exam on May 15-16, 2018.  

PSSA Testing

PSSA Testing Dates

PSSA English/Language Arts Test (Grades 6-8)
April 10-12, 2018

PSSA Math (Grades 6-8)
April 17-19, 2018

PSSA Science Test (Grade 8)
April 24-25, 2018

Career Development

Penn Middle School uses a career development program called Career Cruising. Career Cruising is a self-exploration and planning program that will help our students in grades K-12 achieve success in school, career and life.  The students at Penn Middle School will access lessons during their Study Skills (grade 6)  and Social Studies (grades 7 & 8) class.  For more information on the program, please visit the site below!  

2017-2018 School Year

6th graders will take the Career Matchmaker and Learning Styles Inventory on Career Cruising as well as several lessons through PA Career Zone

7th graders will take a Career Interest Inventory, practice using post-secondary/career vocabulary, and attend a CWCTC field trip

8th graders will take the Career Matchmaker and Career Clusters on Career Cruising and participate in a Financial Reality Fair

*All students will attend a CWCTC presentation by grade level and begin the resume writing process by inputing their goals, activities, experiences, hobbies, interests, skills, abilities, awards, certificates, volunteer experience, and work experience into Career Cruising.

 Career Cruising Website

Student Assistance Program

What is the Student Assistance Program (S.A.P.)?

The Student Assistant Program is comprised of trained school professionals (counselors, teachers, and administrators) who receive referrals from parents, teachers, students, and other school staff.  This team works closely with outside agencies to help you access school and community services.

Penn Middle School S.A.P. Team

Mr. James Simpson, Principal

Dr. Wendy Westwood, School Psychologist

Mrs. Lea Wentroble, School Counselor

Mrs. Elizabeth Sandala, Nurse

Mrs. Marla DiBuo, S.A.P. Liaison

Mrs. Anna Inglese, Head Math Teacher

Mr. Rick Steele, STEM Teacher

Mr. Chad Waszo, Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Jeff Fox, Music Teacher

Mrs. Kelly Podkul, Lit/LA Teacher

Ms. Jane DeBone, Art Teacher

Mrs. Elissa DeBiase, L.S. Teacher

Do You See Your Child Showing Any of These Behaviors?

  • Withdrawing from family, friends, and/or school
  • Changing friends; no longer spends time with old friends
  • Unexplained physical injuries
  • Talking about suicide
  • Depressed
  • Defying authority, both at home and at school
  • Acting aggressively
  • Lying
  • Needing money without an explanation
  • Sudden drop in grades
  • Experimenting with drugs or alcohol

Are You Concerned About Your Child's Reaction To:

  • Recent death of a loved one
  • Divorce of parents
  • Family relocation
  • A relationship problem
  • Other traumatic event

How Does My Child Become Involved in the Program?

Penn Middle School's SAP team will help you find services and assistance within the school and, if needed, in the community. We do not diagnose, treat, or refer your child for treatment. Rather, we will provide you with information; you make the choices. Remember, you are part of our team. Our goal is to help your child succeed in school.

Students come to the SAP team in different ways. Anyone can refer a student to the Student Assistance Program. Some students are referred by teachers and other school personnel. Any school staff member, a student's friend or family member can let the SAP team know that they are worried about someone. The students themselves can even go directly to the SAP team to ask for help. However, the SAP team will not become involved unless we receive parent permission.

Contacting PennMiddle School's SAP Team

If you feel your child may need help, please contact Mrs. Wentroble at 724-744-7877 or

 SAP Program.pdf