Groups to host car seat safety checks
Penn Township Ambulance and Forbes Regional Hospital will offer free car seat safety checks Saturday.
Participants can have car seats inspected by a Child Passenger Seat Technician at Penn Township Ambulance, 1030 Sandy Hill Road, Penn Township, between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Details: Penn Township Ambulance at 724-744-4112.
Board changes middle school discipline policy
East Allegheny school board last week changed its middle school discipline policy to create different consequences for misbehavior depending on the grade level of the student.
School board member Roxanne Eichler said more will be expected of seventh and eighth graders under the new policy.
For instance, the first time a student in grades four through six engages in horseplay or disruptive behavior in school, the consequence will be a visit to the principal's office, and the second time, the consequence will be one day of after-school suspension, Mrs. Eichler said.
For seventh and eighth graders, the consequence for a first instance of horseplay or disruptive behavior will be one day of after-school suspension, and the punishment for a second instance of disruptive behavior will be two days of in-school suspension, she said.
East Allegheny school directors also made a minor change in the dress code for teachers. Mrs. Eichler said teachers were formerly allowed to wear casual clothing on both in-service days and "faculty dress down" days. From now on, they will be allowed to wear casual clothes only on in-service days, she said.
Homecoming next Friday, Saturday
Norwin High School's homecoming weekend is Sept. 28 and 29 with the theme "A Knight Under The Big Top."
Activities begin Sept.28 with the football game Norwin vs. Connellsville scheduled for a 7:30 pm kickoff at the high school stadium. The parade steps off in downtown Irwin at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29.
The high school homecoming dance - limited to Norwin students grades 9 through 12 and Norwin graduates under age 21 - will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the high school.
New monument planned for Bushy Run
A monument commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run has been commissioned by the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society.
The monument will be placed at the site of the first battle, which occurred Aug. 5, 1763. It will consist of three granite pedestals and three bronze statues representing the American, British and Native American forces that fought there.
The monument is scheduled to be unveiled Aug. 3, 2013, at Bushy Run Battlefield. The heritage society has begun fundraising for the monument through the sale of engraved bricks, which can be purchased at www.bushyrunbattlefield.com or at the visitor center.
Chamber hosts charity Halloween party
The Plum Chamber of Commerce is holding a fall fundraiser to assist the Plum Emergency Medical Service, as well as the four Plum fire departments.
A Halloween costume party fundraiser will be held 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Plum Masonic Hall. The evening will include entertainment, music, food raffles and a costume contest.
Tickets are $25. For details, call planners David Johnson at 412-744-4800 or Tracy Mitchell at 724-733-4550.