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High school assistant football coach and former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Chris Hoke will serve as a coaching intern for the Steelers at this year's training camp.

Mr. Hoke is in his second year as an assistant coach for Avonworth High School and is joined by former Steeler Jeff Hartings, who is in his third season as an Avonworth assistant coach.

Mr. Hoke, his wife, Jaimee, and their five children live in the district.

Fox Chapel Area

Kerr Elementary School is accepting applications for a parent representative and a community representative to serve on the school's site-based management team for a two-year term.

The team is responsible for helping to make decisions concerning the operations of the school.

The parent must have at least one child attending Kerr for both years.

The community representative must reside in the Kerr Elementary School attendance area and have no children attending any Fox Chapel Area schools.

Applicants must write a letter of interest postmarked by Sept. 20. The individuals will be selected by lottery.

To apply: Kerr Elementary School, 341 Kittanning Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15215.


Monetary donations are being accepted in the high school main office from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays for the family of Ryan Richards, 17, a junior who died July 12 in an vehicle accident in West Deer.

Also, the Diamond Club will host a 50-inning baseball game at the high school field as a fundraiser Aug. 3.

The Third annual Mary Mele Basketball five-on-five basketball elimination tournament will be played beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the recreational park on River Avenue in Harrison.

Teams can have up to 10 players with a $10 donation per player due at time of registration.

Proceeds will benefit the Highlands Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. To register or donate, contact Bob Schrecengost, 724-980 9585.

Quaker Valley

The middle school has been honored as a Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program -- one of only four schools in the nation to earn this achievement three consecutive times.

The school, which was recognized during the ASCA national conference July 2 in Philadelphia, is the only Pennsylvania school among the 73 schools honored this year. Quaker Valley School is the only school system in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools honored with RAMP distinction.

Seneca Valley

Denise Manganello has been named principal of the district's cyber program and the Outreach Partnership of Technology.

Anthony Conti has been hired as assistant principal for the same program to succeed Jeffrey Roberts who has become assistant principal of the senior high school.

Ms. Manganello, a Seneca Valley graduate, had been the cyber program's assistant principal and part of the program since its inception in 2007. She previously was assistant principal of the senior high school.

Mr. Conti also is a product of the Seneca Valley school system. He previously served as assistant director of admission at St. Edward's School in Vero Beach, Fla.

The annual Veteran Recognition Night will be held Sept. 13 during the first home football game at NexTier Stadium on the secondary campus in Jackson.

Veterans and active military personnel are invited and will be given free tickets to the game and special seating accommodations and will be recognized on the track prior to kickoff.

The group will gather in the fieldhouse at 6 p.m. to adhere American flag stickers to the team's football helmets for the season.

Veterans interested in participating should send their name, address, phone number, military branch, rank and years of service to Linda Andreassi, communications director, at or mail it to Seneca Valley at 124 Seneca School Road, Harmony, Pa. 16037. Tickets and details will be mailed in late August.

Information: 724-452-6040, ext. 1612.



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