Fox Chapel Area
The high school Family and Consumer Sciences Department will sponsor a preschool program in two sessions -- 9:40-10:50 a.m. and 1-2:15 p.m. -- Monday through Thursday from Sept. 9 to Dec. 19.
The fee is $70 for ages 3, 4 and 5. The four-day program also will be offered during the second part of the school year for parents who want to enroll their child for a full school year.
The preschool will be staffed by high school students studying child development.
A program of art, science, language arts, and math will be presented each day, along with snack time, story circle time, and a large muscle activity. Each child will receive a memory book as a final project from the high school students. Information: 412-967-2400, voice mail number 1883.
The Golden Rams Diamond Club will sponsor a Ryan Richards benefit 50-inning baseball marathon at 10 a.m. Saturday at the high school baseball field.
The event will continue until the 50 innings are complete or 11 p.m. -- whichever comes first. The event will feature bands, raffles and concessions. T-shirts and memorial bracelets will also be available for purchase. Profits will benefit the Ryan Richards Memorial Fund.
Ryan, a Highlands junior, died in a vehicular accident July 12 in West Deer.
Providence Heights Alpha
Patricia Hiles has been appointed director of academics. She has been at the Alpha School for 10 years, serving most recently as a grade six English and literature instructor. She will evaluate instructional practices, recommend and develop instructional strategies, curriculum development and academic support.
Mrs. Hiles of Pine holds a master's degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor of arts degree and teaching certification from John Carroll University. She is a graduate of the Alpha School.