Mars Planet Foundation board of directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the administration office, 545 Route 228.
The foundation serves to develop, promote and finance educational programs, activities and projects within the district.
The meeting is open to the public. Information: 724-898-1562.
• The Primary Center will accept kindergarten registration packets from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the administration office, 545 Route 228.
The selection of morning or afternoon kindergarten session will be done through a lottery system. Once the maximum class size is reached, the session will be closed and individuals may be placed on a waiting list for their session preference.
Kindergarten is open to children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Parents may stop by the school's main office between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. weekdays to obtain a registration packet. Information: 724-625-1588.
School directors voted Monday to change the name of the junior high to North Hills Middle School, pending the State Department of Education's approval.
The name change will enable the district to apply for grants and recognitions the building isn't eligible for as a junior high.
• The high school has been honored with a SupportMusic Merit Award as part of the BestCommunities for Music Education program overseen by the National Association of Music Merchants.
North Hills is one of only five districts in Allegheny County to receive one of the two designations awarded this year. Schools in 373 districts across the country also have been recognized. The SupportMusic Merit Award is awarded to schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
• High school students are planning the first-ever community and district event to stop discrimination, raise awareness of social injustices and halt judgment of others.
The first Peace Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Martorelli Stadium.
The walk is open to all ages, and any community organization or congregation is invited to attend and bring a group of participants. Participants are asked to contact high school teacher Bonnie Ziff, firstname.lastname@example.org.
An open house/information night for prospective students and their families will be held at 7 p.m. today at Portersville Christian School, 343 E. Portersville Road.
The school offers a Christian education along with fine arts and athletics programs to students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
Families will learn about the Christ-centered academic and extra-curricular programs, take tours of the school and meet administrators and teachers. Additional open houses are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday and May 7.
Providence Heights Alpha School
Students raised $2,500 for the American Heart Association through their recent participation in "Jump Rope for the Heart."
Providence Heights Alpha School is an independent, Catholic, coeducational school for grades K-8, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence on a 40-acre campus in McCandless.
The Sewickley Public Library is featuring a Quaker Valley Visual Arts Exhibit in celebration of Youth Art Month. The exhibit is on display through April 1.
The exhibit features a sampling of student artwork from Quaker Valley's four schools. Artwork can be found the library's showcases in the lobby as well as in the Children's Department.
Student work also will be on display in the annual districtwide art show from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 20 in Edgeworth Elementary. The event will feature artwork from students in kindergarten through grade 12. Each elementary student will have a piece of art in the show.
Registration is underway at St. James Catholic Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley, for pre-school through eighth grade, 3-year-old half-day preschool and half-day and full-day 4-year-old preschool programs.
Information or for a tour: 412-741-5540, extension 100 or www.saintjames-church.com.
The Seneca Valley Performing Arts program will host a workshop in ballet and modern dance from 9 a.m. to noon April 13 at the Seneca Valley Performing Arts Studio in the middle school, 122 Seneca School Road, Jackson.
The workshop, which is an introduction to the program, will include two different groups in ballet and two different groups in modern dance based on age. Dancers in age groups 10-13 (group 1) and 14-18 (group 2) are invited to join the program.
The performing arts program, which is now completing its second year, is held during the school day. The program will accept 30 students in each age group. Participants must RSVP by April 5 with Katie Osan, 724-452-6042 or Osanka@svsd.net. The registration fee is $20.