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

  • STUDENTS PUBLISHED IN CELEBRATING ART.COM

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 5/22/2019 3:40:00 PM

    Below is a group photo of the students that were published in the CelebratingArt.com magazine during the 2018-19 school year. 

    Based on these outstanding entries, Mercer High School received an "Art Achievement" Award for the Spring of 2019

    Congratulations to all of these talented students!!!

     

    ART

     

     

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  • SOFTBALL PLAYOFF GAME ANNOUNCED

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 5/22/2019 10:25:00 AM

    The Mercer Lady M's Softball team defeated Cochranton High School 11-6 on Tuesday evening to advance to the District 10 AA Semifinals.

    The Lady M's will Wilmington High School at Slippery Rock University this Thursday (May 23rd). Game time is 3:00 p.m.

    Ticket price is $8.00 for the game. Tickets may be purchased in advance using the GoFan app or website (https://gofan.co/app/school/PA72573).

    The winner of the game will play the winner of the Union City - Saegertown game in the District 10 AA Championship game next Monday (May 27th). Time & location for this game will be announced this weekend.

    Come out & support the Lady M's as they continue their journey through the postseason!!!

     

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  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (MAY 20TH - MAY 26TH)

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 5/20/2019 9:30:00 AM

    Listed below are the events that will take place @ Mercer Middle-High School the week of May 20th - May 26th:

     

    Monday, May 20th

    School Board Meeting (High School Library) 8:00 p.m.

     

    Tuesday, May 21st 

    Final Exams (English & History)

    Softball v. Cochranton (D-10 AA Quarterfinals @ Hermitage Athletic Complex) 5:00 p.m.

     

    Wednesday, May 22nd

    Final Exams (English & History)

    Spring Band Concert (High School Auditorium) 7:00 p.m.

     

    Thursday, May 23rd

    Final Exams (Mathematics & Science)

    United Way / Volunteer Program Ice Cream Social (High School Cafeteria) 2:30 p.m.

    Staff Recognition Dinner (Park Inn by Radisson) 6:00 p.m.

     

    Friday, May 24th

    Final Exams (Mathematics & Science)

    Speech Team @ CFL National Tournament (Milwaukee, WI)

    Track & Field @ PIAA State Championships (Shippensburg University)

    Locker Clean-Out (12th Grade Students)

     

    Saturday, May 25th

    Speech Team @ CFL National Tournament (Milwaukee, WI)

    Track & Field @ PIAA State Championships (Shippensburg University)

     

    Sunday, May 26th

    Speech Team @ CFL National Tournament (Milwaukee, WI)

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  • SOFTBALL PLAYOFF GAME TIME ANNOUNCED

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 5/20/2019 9:30:00 AM

    The Mercer Lady M's Softball team defeated Northwestern High School 11-2 on Friday evening to advance to the District 10 AA Quarterfinals.

    The Lady M's will Cochranton High School at the Hermitage Athletic Complex - Field #1. Game time is 5:00 p.m.

    Ticket price is $6.00 for the game. Tickets may be purchased in advance using the GoFan app or website (https://gofan.co/app/school/PA72573).

    The winner of the game will play the winner of the Sharpsville-Wilmington game in the District 10 AA Semifinals next Thursday (May 23rd). Time & location for this game will be announced this weekend.

    Come out & support the Lady M's as they continue their journey through the postseason!!!

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  • DISTRICT 10 TRACK & FIELD PLACEWINNERS

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 5/20/2019 9:30:00 AM

    Congratulations to the following placewinners @ the District 10 AA Track & Field Championships held @ Slippery Rock University:

    Zach Stanton - 2nd Place in Triple Jump, 4th Place in 200m Dash, 4th Place in Long Jump, & 6th Place in 100m Dash

    Merrick Morneweck - 4th Place in 100m Hurdles

    Nikayla Jacoway - 4th Place in Long Jump

    Aubrey Simcik, Devyn Bailey, Emalee Hostetler, & Delaney Fisher - 7th Place in 1600m Relay

    Zach Stanton & Merrick Morneweck will compete @ the PIAA State Championships this Friday & Saturday (May 24th & 25th) @ Shippensburg University.

    Best of luck Zach & Merrick!!!

     

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  • SOFTBALL PLAYOFF GAME ANNOUNCED

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 5/15/2019 6:10:00 PM

    The Mercer Lady M's Softball team will play in the District 10 AA Round of 16 this Friday (May 17th). 

    The Lady M's will travel to Northwestern High School. Game time is 4:00 p.m. 

    The winner of the game will play Cochranton High School in the District 10 AA Quarterfinals next Tuesday (May 21st). Time & location for this game will be announced this weekend. 

    Come out & support the Lady M's as they begin their journey through the postseason!!!

     

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  • SPRING CHORAL CONCERT - TIME CHANGE

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 4/28/2019 6:40:00 PM

    The start time for the Spring Choral Concert on Wednesday, May 8th has changed.

    The concert will now begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Middle-High School Auditorium.

    Please come out to see that talent of the middle-high school Choral Department and recognize the seniors from the class of 2019!

     

    CHOIR

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  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (APRIL 29TH - MAY 4TH)

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 4/28/2019 6:35:00 PM

    Listed below are the events that will take place at Mercer Middle-High School the week of April 29th - May 4th:

    Monday, April 29th:

    PSSA Math Exam (Periods 1-3)

    Varsity Baseball v. Sharpsville 4:00 p.m. 

     

    Tuesday, April 30th:

    PSSA Math Exam (Periods 1-3)

    Sign-Ups for Cedar Point Trip (11th Grade)

    Varsity Track & Field v. Farrell 4:00 p.m. 

    Varsity Baseball @ West Middlesex 4:00 p.m. 

    JV/Varsity Softball v. Lakeview 4:15 p.m. 

    Induction Evening for National Honor Society, National Jr. Honor Society, & Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame (High School Auditorium) 7:00 p.m. 

     

    Wednesday, May 1st:

    PSSA Science Exam (Period 1-3)

    Sign-Ups for Cedar Point Trip (11th Grade)

    Middle School Track & Field @ Reynolds (w/ Kennedy Catholic & Sharon) 4:00 p.m. 

    JV/Varsity Baseball @ Reynolds 4:00 p.m. 

    JV/Varsity Softball v. Jamestown 4:15 p.m. 

     

    Thursday, May 2nd:

    JV/Varsity Softball v. Grove City 4:15 p.m. 

     

    Friday, May 3rd:

    Varsity Track & Field @ Pine Richland Invitational

    JV/Varsity Baseball v. Kennedy Catholic 4:00 p.m. 

     

    Saturday, May 4th:

    Middle School Softball @ West Middlesex (Doubleheader) 11:00 a.m.

    JV Baseball v. Cochranton (@ Wilmington) 1:00 p.m.

    JV Baseball @ Wilmington 3:00 p.m. 

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  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (APRIL 22ND - APRIL 27TH)

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 4/19/2019 11:30:00 AM

    Listed below are the events that will take place @ Mercer Middle-High School the week of April 22nd - April 27th:

     

    Monday, April 22nd

    NO SCHOOL

    JV/Varsity Baseball v. Cochranton 4:00 p.m.  

     

    Tuesday, April 23rd  

    Varsity Track & Field @ Lakeview 4:00 p.m.

    JV/Varsity Softball v. Sharpsville 4:15 p.m.

     

    Wednesday, April 24th

    JV/Varsity Baseball @ Rocky Grove 4:00 p.m.

    Middle School Track & Field v. Kennedy Catholic, Sharpsville, & Slippery Rock 4:00 p.m.

     

    Thursday, April 25th

    Middle School Track & Field @ Mars Invitational 2:00 p.m.

    JV/Varsity Softball @ Wilmington 4:00 p.m.

     

    Friday, April 26th

    PMEA Jr. High Band Festival

    Academic Games @ National Tournament (Orlando, FL)

    Varsity Baseball @ West Middlesex 4:00 p.m.

     

    Saturday, April 27th

    Academic Games @ National Tournament (Orlando, FL)

    Varsity Track & Field @ City of Hermitage Invitational 9:00 a.m.

    JV/Varsity Baseball v. Franklin 1:00 p.m.

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  • SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNICATION

    Posted by Michael G. Piddington on 4/17/2019 3:55:00 PM

    The Mercer Area School District has experienced a network outage this week. Email communication with the district is currently disabled.

    All contact with the school district (elementary school, middle-high school, & central administration/business office) must be done via telephone or in person until further notice.

    Below are the contact numbers for each part of the district:

    Mercer Elementary School - (724) 662-5102

    Mercer Middle-High School - (724) 662-5104

    Central Administration/Business Office - (724) 662-5100

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