Briefs: Strategic Planning Session Is Tonight

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Briefs: Strategic Planning Session Is Tonight


Residents are invited to participate in a strategic planning meeting tonight for the Pine-Richland School District.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Dewitt Blank Conference Room at the district administration office, 702 Warrendale Road, Pine.

Committees dealing with facilities, instruction and professional development will present their strategies, action plans and evaluation measures to the Steering Committee working on strategic planning.

The meeting will be televised live on PR TV, Channel 50.

For more information, call Rachel Hathhorn at 724-625-7773, ext. 6202.

Student art show this weekend

More than 3,000 pieces of high school and middle school student artwork will be on display at Pine-Richland Middle School during the Pine-Richland High School & Middle School Art Show from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Friday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The school is at 100 Logan Road, Pine. Admission is free. The event also will feature students performances.

Drawings, ceramics, graphic art, photographs and computer generated artwork will be on display. Senior Stacey Cunningham will show off her dress designs during a fashion show. Costumed theater students will perform "The Ten Minute Hamlet" and act as freeze models. A book fair will take place in the library during the program.

In addition, the Seventh & Eighth Grade Band will perform at 7 p.m. today in the auditorium. The concert is free.

Reading program proceeds go to charity

Someone's wish will come true thanks to Wexford Elementary School students.

Students raised about $4,900 through their Ram Reader program. The money is being donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The average cost of a wish is $3,400.

Make-A-Wish representatives are scheduled to visit the school Friday to collect the money and thank the students.

During the fundraiser, students asked family and friends to donate $1 for every 15 minutes of reading. Students kept track of the time spent reading during the read-a-thon.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an organization that fulfills wishes for children and teenagers who have been diagnosed with life- threatening medical conditions.

North Hills schools

Kennywood Day set for May 27

The annual North Hills School District Kennywood Day is scheduled for May 27.

The Log Jammer Pavilion has been reserved for North Hills families. Prizes will be given away beginning at 5 p.m. at the pavilion.

Discounted ride-all-day tickets for the amusement park in West Mifflin may be bought for $18 at all North Hills schools on Tuesday. Cash and money orders will be accepted; personal checks will not be accepted. Tickets also will be available from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through May 26 in the athletics and activities office at North Hills Senior High School, along Rochester Road in Ross. Discounted tickets may be used any day in May, June and September or on weekdays in July and August. For more information, call activities coordinator Kathy Reid at 412-318-1438.

Seneca Valley schools

Senior class play to be performed

The Seneca Valley Senior High School Senior Class Play, "An Evening of One-Acts," will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the auditorium at the school, which is along Seneca School Road in Jackson.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and can be purchased at the door.

St. Ursula

'Book Battlers' take annual competition

The "Book Battlers" team from St. Ursula School in Hampton was the overall winner in the sixth annual "Battle of the Books," which took place at St Mary of the Assumption School in Hampton last month.

The team consisted of Jamie Borner and Sarah Regan, both of Hampton, and Ryan Whelan, Anna Perry and Kelsey Hillock all of Richland. St. Ursula has taken home the first-place trophy for more than five consecutive years. …

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