The community outreach committee of the high school Student Government will sponsor a community blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the large group instruction room in the high school, 611 Field Club Road, O'Hara.
Individuals age 16 and older are eligible to donate blood. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt.
The blood drive is one of four throughout the 2013-14 school year as part of the Central Blood Bank's scholarship program. Scholarships will be awarded for the highest percent participation and largest number of registered donations for the year.
Anyone who donates blood at a local donor center can ask for the donation to count toward Fox Chapel's total by specifying code HS010025.
For an appointment: 412-967-2445 or Rachel_Machen@fcasd.edu, Walk ins are also welcome.
The deadline is Tuesday to register and receive a T-shirt for the 21st Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence 5K Walk/Run on Oct. 12 at Hartwood Acres. Individuals still can register until the morning of the race, but they won't be guaranteed a T-shirt.
This is the main fundraiser for the nonprofit organization that provides grants to faculty and staff for educational programs.
Superintendent John Hoover has issued his "Hoover Challenge" whereby elementary-aged students who beat his race time will receive a monetary reward. Mr. Hoover also will donate matching funds to the alliance.
Eric Stennett, middle school principal, also issued a challenge. Students who best his time will receive a free ticket for an upcoming middle school dance.
In addition, elementary students have a chance to win the Alliance Cup. The elementary school with the highest percentage of participants receives the cup.
Proceeds from the race benefit students and a portion of the money will be used by the alliance to grant college scholarships to up to three Hampton seniors.
• Students in grades 7-10 and their parents are invited to the College and Career Expo from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the middle school.
Mike Thompson, a consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, will speak and there will be informal and interactive exhibits for students, which will feature various career paths. There also will be gift certificates and prizes.
• A fall blood drive to benefit the Central Blood Bank will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school auxiliary gym.
Donors are asked to register for a time to make their donation on the Central Blood Bank website, www.donateblood.centralbloodbank.org. Donors also can call the high school nurse's office to schedule a donation appointment, 412-492-6384.
Those who donate also can designate Hampton High School by using code HS010029 so the high school can receive credit toward the Blood Bank scholarship program.
Alumni, recent graduates and residents are needed to mentor and tutor students at the Deborah D. Booker Community Center, which provides educational, recreational, tutorial and mentoring programs for students between the ages of 13 and 18.
To volunteer, call Misty Chybrzynski, 724-226-2400, ext. 4550.
The program, which partners with The YMCA in Natrona Heights, offers basketball, volleyball, indoor hockey, fitness classes, a computer lab and library room.
Parents may tour the facility with their teen by calling the center's program director Elaine Dillman, 724-224-1656.
Voters will choose between two candidates for the two years remaining in Beth Ludwig's school board term in November, according to the Allegheny County Department of Elections.
Gary Wenig, who ran in the primary for a four-year term but was not nominated, will be on the Republican ticket.
Kevin Mahler, a member of the Save NA Schools group, is running as an Independent. Mr. Mahler received signatures on his petitions from both Democrats and Republicans.
Mrs. Ludwig resigned in February during an acrimonious debate on closing Peebles Elementary School. Former board member Karen Boujoukos was appointed to the seat until December.
Incumbents Daniel Hubert, Ralph Pagone and Thomas Schwartzmier and newcomers Tara Fisher and Scott Russell are running for four seats with four-year terms.
Residents and parents are invited to a Second Cup of Coffee events with superintendent Patrick J. Mannarino from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at North Hills High School
Remaining sessions will be Dec. 5 at West View Elementary School, Feb. 12 at North Hills Middle School and April 16 at Ross Elementary School.
There will be refreshments at the sessions, which enable casual conversations with the district's chief administrator.
Information: 412-318-1014 or email@example.com.
The high school child development classes are seeking preschool students for involvement in the program, which prepares children for kindergarten and helps them with social, physical and academic skills.
Children ages 3 to 5 are eligible to attend one of two sessions held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and from noon to 2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuition is $30 per semester.
The program is part of North Hills High School's family and consumer science department and curriculum.
To apply: www.nhsd.net or 412-318-1410.
The junior varsity and varsity soccer teams will host their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Kick for the Cure games at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
This year, the team will honor Eden Hall Upper Elementary Teacher Janice Bagnato, who is a breast cancer survivor. The team will donate portions of the proceeds to Gilda's Club.
Jack Norris, school board president, has resigned after 10 years on the board. He is in the process of relocating to Long Island, NY. He retired as managing director of CB Richard Ellis earlier this year.
Mr. Norris joined the board in 2003, representing Region III -- Aleppo, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Haysville, Glen Osborne, Sewickley Heights and Sewickley Hills.
He has served as board president since 2008. Through his tenure the district has renovated three of Quaker Valley's four schools.
The board accepted Mr. Norris's resignation Sept. 24. The board is expected to act within 30 days to appoint a replacement for the balance of his term.
The district is accepting letters of interest from registered voters in Region III. The letters must be received by Oct. 15. The appointment will be effective until December 2015. The position will be on the ballot in the May 2015 primary.
Applicants should send their information to John Sheline, board secretary, 100 Leetsdale Industrial Drive, Leetsdale, 15056.
• Deborah Riccobelli, assistant high school principal, will serve as interim principal for the second semester at Edgeworth Elementary School while principal Susan Gentile is on sabbatical leave to complete her doctoral studies.
Mrs. Riccobelli has served as assistant high school principal for two years. She has 15 years of teaching experience in the Shaler Area School District. In addition, prior to entering the field of education she worked as a graphic designer.
The interim appointment is effective beginning January through the end of the school year.
Throughout the second semester, Andrew Surloff, high school principal, will use current staff to assist with administrative duties.
St. Teresa of Avila School in Ross is hosting an open house for prospective students and their parents from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Families can tour the school, have refreshments and meet St. Teresa teachers, parents and staff members.
Information: www.saintteresas.org or 412-367-9001, ext. 530.