Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

SCHOOL NEWS [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

SCHOOL NEWS [Derived Headline]

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Janet Gaffney who was hired May 12 as director of food services has declined the position.

Fox Chapel

High school students will hold their 16th Young Playwrights Festival from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in room 102 of the high school, 611 Field Club Road, O'Hara. The festival is open to the public.

Eight original plays written by students will be performed - junior Samuel Morrison's "Red Skies;" junior Caitlin Murray's "Dreaded;" freshman Thomas Swigon's "Absolutely Brilliant;" freshman Katherine Kauma's, "Maybe Not Perfect;" freshmen Mary Clare O'Connor & Brooke Echnat's, "Breaking Through;" freshman Nadia Dandashi's "Subway Stranger;" freshman Caitlyn Cupps' "What You Don't Know;" and freshman Ellin Fetting's "Lucy."

Readings of the plays of these students will be presented: sophomore Angela Cuda, playwright of "The Way She Feels" and freshman Elaina Graca, playwright of "The Weed."

Visitors should enter through the main office to obtain a visitor's badge.

Mars Area

The school board has awarded a contract for musical instrument lockers for the middle school to Wenger Corp. for $23,824.

* High school students will present "Seussical the Musical," by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the auditorium.

Tickets are $5. Proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania & West Virginia.

Information: 724-625-1581.


Applications are being accepted to fill the Region 1 seat of director Katie Shogan, who is moving out of the district.

Applicants must be at least 18 year old and have lived at least one year in Region 1, which covers Pine west of Pierce Mill Road, plus the Heights of North Park and Karrington Woods. The appointee will serve until December 2015.

For an application, go to

Applications can be emailed to board secretary Tara Bennett,, or delivered to the school district office, 702 Warrendale Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044, by June 12.


Quaker Valley

School directors have approved a $43. …

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