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Moon Area

Leftover funds from the Class of 2013 have been used to buy outdoor tables adjacent to the cafeteria for students and staff to use during lunch or classes.

• A community session to discuss whether to close one or more elementary schools or add classrooms to any of the remaining buildings will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23 in the high school board meeting room on University Boulevard.

An initial facilities study by Stantec Architecture and Engineering on Aug. 14 outlined scenarios, most of which suggested closing J.A. Allard Elementary. Other alternatives suggested closing either Hyde or J.H. Brooks schools.

Information: www.moonarea.net/14/about

• School directors have approved buying classroom furniture for Allard elementary. The $11,931 purchase from Kurtz Bros. will be paid through the capital projects fund.

Also among approved purchases were a 68-inch angle broom from Bobcat of Pittsburgh for $4,508 and a used scissor lift a cost not to exceed $12,348. It will be used in the high school and middle school buildings.

• Moon Community Access Television is producing its 28th season of high school football. Games are aired on Comcast Channel 14, Verizon FiOs Channel 35 and mca-tv.org.

South Side Area

The football field at the Richard J. Ashcroft Athletic Complex has lights, and festivities are planned to mark the occasion.

On Friday, stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. with face painting, games and other activities for the community. All games and stations will accept a 25-cent donation to benefit Beaver County Court Appointed Special Advocate. The cheerleaders are participating in the CASA cheer challenge.

A pre-game ceremony will be held at 6:45 p.m., and the game will start at 7 p.m. against Sto-Rox. Tickets are $4.

The junior varsity volleyball section opener will be played at 6 p.m. today followed by the varsity at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

West Allegheny

Registration for preschool classes held in the high school will be offered online and by phone starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The class for 4-year-olds will be held from Nov. 4 to the first week in May. The class for 3-year-olds will meet from Jan. 21 to the first week in May. Class times are 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Children must live within the district, be 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1 and be toilet trained. The fee for the session is $75 for the 3-year-old class and $125 for the 4-year-old class.

The program will involve juniors and seniors in the Child Development I and II courses and will be supervised by Family and Consumer Science teachers Amy Rocchio and Sara Ferko.

During the first portion of the classes, students will receive instruction in child development theory and best practice. The second portion consists of a child-centered and developmentally appropriate preschool activities in which students plan and teach daily lessons and two-week projects based on selected themes.

Registration is first-come, first-served. Online and phone registrations will be time stamped to ensure that the first 15 children who are registered will be admitted.

Information: 724-695-5245 or westasd.org.



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