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The middle school will receive a $2,500 Health School Recognition award as one of 10 schools in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia to be recognized by the Highmark Foundation for enhancing and expanding physical activity and nutrition programs to prevent childhood obesity.

The schools were selected on criteria such as the percentage of overweight and obese children in the district, which was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, University of Wisconsin County Health Rankings and the U.S. Census Bureau.


Veterans who live or work in the township or who are graduates of Hampton High School are eligible for honor in the Hampton Heroes program, Nov. 12 in the middle school.

Since 2001, veterans who completed and returned the nomination form were invited to be guests at the event. Over 200 men and women have been honored as Hampton Heroes and recognized at the Veterans' Day program.

Veterans, friends of veterans or family members of a veteran can submit a nomination at, by Monday.

Information: 412-492-6312 or 412-492-6321.

Mars Area

The high school will offer its annual College & Career Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria.

The event, which is open to parents and students from surrounding school districts, will feature colleges and universities as well as business and technical schools and military representatives. Information: 724-625-1581.

North Allegheny

Superintendent Raymond Gualtieri will host a Superintendent Coffee at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in McKnight Elementary School, 500 Cumberland Road, McCandless. Parents and any residents are invited to speak with the superintendent about any school issue.

Future coffees will be Oct. 29 in Marshall Middle School, Dec. 5 in Franklin Elementary School and March 6 in Peebles Elementary School.

North Hills

School board members have approved these changes to the 2013-14 calendar: a full day of instruction for students March 24, an Act 80 day for K-6 for parent conferences and a full day of instruction for secondary students March 31, and a half day of instruction for all students and half instructional/half clerical day for staff June 5.

Quaker Valley

Assistant superintendent Heidi Ondek will be honored today with the University Council for Educational Administration's 2013 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.

She was nominated by Diane Kirk and Jerry Longo, faculty members in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Mr. Longo is a retired superintendent from Quaker Valley.

Earlier this year, she received the 2013 Distinguished Female Educator Award from the Tri-State Area School Study Council in recognition of her leadership and mentorship to new and emerging educational administrators.

She was promoted to assistant superintendent in July 2006 after serving as Quaker Valley High School principal from 2004-2006.

Sewickley Academy

The 60th Clothesline and Used Book Sale will feature clothing, sports equipment, DVDs, CDs, shoes, fashion accessories and books for five days starting today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Means Alumni Gym.

Remaining sale hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

The sale is a major fundraiser, generating $127,004 last year. Proceeds benefit Sewickley Academy's academic programs and libraries.


Shady Side Academy

Prospective students and their families can view Shady Side Academy school life through a new interactive admissions view book in an interactive digital format. The view book highlights academics, arts, athletics, faculty and other features of the private school for boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 with an optional five-day boarding program offered in high school.

The view book is available in a Web version for desktop, tablet and smartphone browsers and an iPad app version.

The Web version can be accessed at The iPad app version can be downloaded at the Apple iTunes Store.




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