Middle/High School Principal

Mr. Michael Piddington

Phone: 724-662-5104

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Mr. Michael Piddington

Mr. Piddington is entering his 17th year in the Mercer Area School District and 7th year as Middle-High School Principal. Prior to becoming assistant principal in 2011, Mr. Piddington worked as both a middle school and high school math teacher in addition to serving as head middle school track & field coach and an assistant coach for the varsity football team. He also served as the district's athletic director from 2006-2011. Mr. Piddington received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Westminster College in 2002, his Masters Degree in Educational Administration in 2005, and a Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility in 2015. 

Mr. Piddington's Blog

  • PLACEWINNERS @ SECTION WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 2/17/2019 5:40:00 PM

    Congratulations to the following varsity wrestlers for placing at this past weekend's Section 2 Wrestling Tournament @ Sharon High School:

     

    1st Place – Alex Chess

    3rd Place – PJ Boggs

    4th Place – Carson Filer & Mason Hesselgesser

    6th Place – Harrison Murray & Joey Prentice

    7th Place – Michael Berger & Aidan Bright

     

    These wrestlers will advance to the District 10 Championships this Friday & Saturday (February 22nd & 23rd) @ Sharon High School.

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  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (FEBRUARY 18TH - FEBRUARY 23RD)

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 2/17/2019 5:35:00 PM

    Listed below is the schedule of events that will take place @ Mercer Middle-High School the week of February 18th - February 23rd:

    Monday, February 18th

    Snow Make-Up Day

     

    Tuesday, February 19th

     

    Wednesday, February 20th

     

    Thursday, February 21st 

     

    Friday, February 22nd

    Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser Delivery

    Wrestling @ District 10 Championships (Sharon High School)

     

    Saturday, February 23rd

    Speech Team @ PHSSL District 1 State Qualifier (Pine Richland High School)

    Wrestling @ District 10 Championships (Sharon High School)

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  • STUDENTS & STAFF SUPPORT HERMITAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT & COMMUNITY

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 2/12/2019 8:25:00 AM

    In an effort to continue to support the students & staff @ Hickory High School and the entire Hermitage community we are encouraging our students & staff to wear the following colors to school this week:

    Wednesday – GREEN

    Thursday – YELLOW

    Friday – PINK

    HICKORY

     

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  • STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN DISTRICT CHORUS FESTIVAL

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 2/11/2019 8:35:00 AM

    Congratulations to the following students for participating in the PMEA District Chorus Festival:

     

    Isaiah Phillips - 1st Chair Tenor 2

    Grant Haggard - 10th Chair Bass 1

     

    Isaiah has earned the opportunity to participate in the Regional Chorus Festival in mid-March. 

    Congratulations to Isaiah & Grant!!!

    CHOIR

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  • PLACEWINNERS @ 32ND ANNUAL BETHEL PARK BLACKHAWK SPEECH INVITATIONAL

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 2/10/2019 1:40:00 PM

    Congratulations to the following placewinners at this past weekend’s 32nd Annual Blackhawk Speech Invitational @ Bethel Park High School:

     

    Willow Myers & Ainslee Konkle – 3rd Place in Duo Intepretation

    Savannah Bungar - 8th Place in Dramatic Interpretation

    Emma Taborek - 9th Place in Prose Interpretation

    Allie & Maddie Laughlin - 11th Place in Duo Interpretation

    Lily Roman - 19th Place in Humorous Interpretation

    Aidan Dadich - 20th Place in Prose Interpretation

    Michaela Adams - 21st Place in Dramatic Interpretation

    Christopher Wilms - 24th Place in Humorous Interpretation

     

    The speech team will travel to the Iroquois CFL Tournament this Tuesday (February 12th) and to the Pennsylvania High School Speech League (PHSSL) District 1 State Qualifying Tournament @ Pine Richland HS this Saturday (February 16th). 

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  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (FEBRUARY 11TH - FEBRUARY 16TH)

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 2/8/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Listed below is a schedule of events that will take place at Mercer Middle-High School the week of February 11th - February 16th: 

    Monday, February 11th

    Girls’ Basketball v. Commodore Perry 6:00/7:30 p.m.

     

    Tuesday, February 12th

    Speech Team @ Iroquois CFL Tournament 4:00 p.m.

    Boys’ Basketball v. Union Rimersburg (Senior Recognition) 6:00/7:30 p.m.

     

    Wednesday, February 13th 

    Marching Band/Show Choir Trip to Disney 

     

    Thursday, February 14th

    Marching Band/Show Choir Trip to Disney

     

    Friday, February 15th

    NO SCHOOL (In-Service Day) - Senior Exit Interview

    Marching Band/Show Choir Trip to Disney

    Boys’ Basketball @ Iroquois (District 10 AA Round of 16) 7:00 p.m.

    Wrestling @ Section Tournament (Sharon High School) 4:00 p.m.

     

    Saturday, February 16th

    Marching Band/Show Choir Trip to Disney

    Speech Team @ West Allegheny Tournament

    Wrestling Team @ Section Tournament (Sharon High School) 9:00 a.m.

    Girls’ Basketball v. Saegertown (District 10 AA Round of 16) 7:00 p.m.

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  • STUDENTS RECEIVE AWARDS IN SCHOLASTIC ART COMPETITION

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 2/3/2019 10:15:00 AM

    Congratulations to the following students for receiving Scholastic Art Awards as part of the Northeast Region Competition:

     

    Gold Award – Brooke Jones & Allie Laughlin

    brooke       allie

    Silver Award – Cheyenne Duffield, Taylor Truran, & Meghan Rudavetz

    cheyenne      taylor      meghan

    Honorable Mention – Michaela Johnson

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    This is the 1st year that we have had student receive the Gold Award within this competition.

    Both Brooke & Allie’s work will now move on to the national competition in New York City. Results from this competition will be released in March.

    Congratulations to all of the students!!!

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  • PLACEWINNERS @ HAMPTON SPEECH TOURNAMENT

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 2/3/2019 10:10:00 AM

    Congratulations to the following placewinners at this past weekend’s Hampton Speech Tournament @ North Allegheny High School: 

    Willow Myers & Ainslee Konkle – 4th Place in Duo Intepretation

    Megan Hogan & Liam Mount - 5th Place in Duo Interpretation

    Savannah Bungar - 5th Place in Dramatic Interpretation 

    Michaela Adams - 6th Place in Dramatic Interpretation

    Alex Hamilton - 5th Place in Humorous Interpretation 

    Ozzie Shaffer - 10th Place in Original Oratory

    Luke Lasko - 10th Place in Extemporaneous Speaking

    James Kellar - 13th Place in Extemporaneous Speaking

    Aidan Dadich - 13th Place in Prose Interpretation 

    The speech team will travel to the 31st Annual Blackhawk Invitational @ Bethel Park High School this Friday & Saturday (February 8th & 9th).

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  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (FEBRUARY 4TH - FEBRUARY 9TH)

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 2/1/2019 7:05:00 AM

    Listed below is the schedule of events that will take place at Mercer Middle-High School the week of February 4th - February 8th:

    Monday, February 4th

    Girls’ Basketball @ Kennedy Catholic 6:00/7:30 p.m.

     

    Tuesday, February 5th   

    Middle School Boys’ Basketball v. West Middlesex 4:00/5:15 p.m.

    Boys’ Basketball @ West Middlesex 6:00/7:30 p.m.

     

    Wednesday, February 6th

    Middle School Boys’ Basketball @ Lakeview 4:00/5:15 p.m.

    Girls’ Basketball v. Cranberry 6:00/7:30 p.m.

     

    Thursday, February 7th

    District Chorus Festival (Beaver High School)

    Middle School Boys’ Basketball @ Wilmington 4:00/5:15 p.m.

    Boys’ Basketball v. Wilmington (Senior Recognition for Cheerleaders) 6:00/7:30 p.m.

     

    Friday, February 8th

    District Chorus Festival (Beaver High School)

    Speech Team @ Bethel Park Tournament

    Girls’ Basketball v. Seneca 6:00/7:30 p.m.

     

    Saturday, February 9th

    District Chorus Festival (Beaver High School)

    Speech Team @ Bethel Park Tournament

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  • VARSITY WRESTLING PLAYOFF MATCH POSTPONED

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 1/29/2019 6:30:00 PM

    Due to school being cancelled tomorrow (Wednesday, January 30th), the varsity wrestling match v. Titusville has been postponed to Thursday, January 31st. 

     

    The varsity girls' basketball game v. Rocky Grove will now be played at 6:00 p.m.

    The varsity wrestling match v. Titusville will be held at 8:00 p.m. 

     

    Please call the middle-high school office (724-662-5104) with any questions.

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