Mechanical Engineering - project safety verification

Per Regulation G of the competitive event guidelines, Mechanical Engineering requires a project safety verification sheet to be included in the project documentation. For the upcoming PA-TSA State Conference, please use the attached form to complete this part of the project.

President's Message: September 2017

Greetings, PA-TSA! I hope you all enjoyed your summer and are making a smooth transition into the school year. While summer has unfortunately ended, there is one thing to look forward to: the start of the TSA season.

Student Committees for 2017-18

Have you ever wanted to make an impact on PA-TSA at the state level? If so, you should apply for one of PA-TSA’s five Student Committees! Participation in a committee offers a wide variety of benefits including the opportunity to interact with state-level leadership and get involved with statewide initiatives.

2016 Business Meeting Minutes

Attached for review are the minutes from the 2016 annual PA-TSA Business Meeting.

Super Smash Brothers Survey

If you are considering competing in the Super Smash Brothers Tournament at states, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey!

State Officer Candidates for 2017-2018

State Officer Candidate Statements 2017-2018

Google Hangouts With the Officers

This year, the state officers will be holding two Google Hangout sessions open to all members. One will be about running for state office while the other will be a general discussion-based hangout about the state conference. Sign up here:

New Committee and Application Update

The new National Service Project Committee is seeking a member to serve as Vice Chair! More information in the full post. Also, there is still time to join any of PA’s other committees! Applications are open through November 1st. Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the chair, but applying by the deadline is strongly encouraged.

Committee Applications 2016-17

PA-TSA offers four committees open to any members interested in gaining state leadership experience: Membership Committee, Communications Committee, Corporate Outreach Committee, and Green Committee. Applications are now open! Advisors: Be sure to let your motivated students know about this opportunity to lead TSA at a higher level. Students: If you are willing to dedicate some of your time to leading PA-TSA, consider applying for a committee!

2016-2017 State Parlimentarian

We are pleased to announce that the newly elected officer team has chosen a Parliamentarian. With much consideration, the Board of Director Members, felt that the students who applied before the state competition were qualified for the position and that the newly elected officers needed to revisit those candidates and choose from those candidates only.

Boiling Springs High School wins 2016 Inspiration Award

Boiling Springs High School won the 2016 PA-TSA Inspiration Award for its outstanding community service projects.

State Advisor Approved Events for Nationals - Updated

PA-TSA has started a new procedure for events that limit the number of participants by state (the State Advisor Approved Events). Please click on to read more.

2015 State Conference Minutes

These are minutes from the 2015 State Conference.

State Conference Advice For New Advisors

Are you a new advisor attending your first state conference? Be sure to check out this advice from veteran advisors for making the most of your experience.
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2016 State Conference Mixer/Dance Theme

An update on the theme for the 2016 State Conference Mixer/Dance.

PA TSA State Officer Canididates for 2016-2017

 PA State Officer Candidates for 2016-2017


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ACS Racer Competition: Description and Rules

This article has information about the new ACS racer event that will be replacing the ACS Nascar Relay at the 2016 state conference. Don’t miss out on this important update!
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Super Smash Brothers Tournament - Poll

This article, posted on behalf of Zach Manlin from Harriton HS TSA, concerns a poll that will be used to determine gameplay during the Super Smash Brothers Tournament at the 2016 state conference. Members should vote in the enclosed poll in order to help the tournament organizers plan the tournament. Thank you in advance for your participation!
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Virtual Session on Running for State Office

Missed the “Running for State Office” special interest session at your regional conference? Take advantage of upcoming virtual sessions hosted by state officers! Fill out the enclosed form to secure your spot at one of these sessions!

Form W-9 for PA-TSA

For advisors: Form W-9 for Pennsylvania TSA is now available online. Due to federal tax changes, many school district business offices are asking to have W-9 forms on file for PA-TSA. Please print this and give it to your business manager.

Event Resources and Event Gallery

Be sure to check out the new Event Resources and Event Gallery pages on the PA-TSA website! On the event gallery, you can view images and descriptions of winning projects from previous years as well as advice from winning teams. On the resources page, you can find student-made annotated rubrics and study guides for both middle and high school events. Located under the “For Students” tab, these pages are excellent resources as you prepare your projects for the state conference.
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Student Created Architectural Renovation Annotated Rubric

To continue the series started by the PA-TSA State Parliamentarian, the PA-TSA State President has created a presentation of the high school Architectural Renovation rubric, annotated with advice and clarifications from students who have previously competed in the event. Hopefully this document will help new competitors prepare for this event and further understand how the event works.

Student Created Chapter Team Annotated Rubric

The PA-TSA State Parliamentarian has created presentations of the middle school and high school Chapter Team rubrics, annotated with advice and clarifications from students who have previously competed in the event. Hopefully these documents will help new competitors prepare for their events and further understand how the event works.

New Parliamentary Procedure Study Guide

An easy to use, comprehensive parliamentary procedure study guide for student preparation for Chapter Team has been created by the current PA-TSA Parliamentarian.
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Committee Applications 2015-2016

Check out this article to apply for the Membership, Outreach, Green, and Communications Committees!


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