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Hartwood Elementary is accepting applications for two parent representative seats on the site-based management team for a two-year term (2012-13 and 2013-14 school years).
The team helps with decisions concerning school operations. Parent representatives must have at least one child attending Hartwood for both years of their tenure.
Meetings are at 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Applicants must write a letter of interest postmarked on or before Friday. Letters should be addressed to Hartwood Elementary School Principal Jacquelyn Gregory-Rauzant: Hartwood Elementary School, 3730 Saxonburg Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
Individuals will be selected by a lottery.
Individuals interested in volunteering must comply with district policy, which requires background checks. Volunteers must submit to a scan of their driver's license, which must be valid for the school year.
This requirement applies to all volunteers who will be in contact with students on field trips, during school hours and those who will accompany students on school-related, overnight events.
The policy does not apply to volunteers or parents/guardians at school activities or sporting events that are open to the general public.
Scans will be conducted privately from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays beginning Aug. 1 in the administration office, 545 Route 228.
The district said goodbye to these retiring staff members at the end of the school year:
• Linda Burke, a third-grade teacher at Mars Area Elementary School, 39 years with the district
• Barbara Conville, a secretary in the Office of Special/Gifted Education, 11 years
• Susan Cunnup, director of Special/Gifted Education, 12 years
• Mary Lou Foxall, a high school Spanish teacher, 32 years
• Kathleen Green, a middle school art teacher, 40 years
• Rita Johnson, a high school art teacher, 22 years
• Connie Pastva, a high school health and physical education teacher, 32 years
• Connie Weismann, a middle school secretary, 21 years
Amanda S.F. Hartle, director of communications at North Hills Community Outreach, has been hired as communications coordinator.
Ms. Hartle of Hampton has more than six years of communications and media experience, including public relations officer of the Moon Area School District and as a staff writer with Gateway Newspapers.
She also writes for the PSBA Bulletin -- the Pennsylvania School Board Association's magazine -- and volunteers as a media and communications consultant for the Remi Savioz Glut 1 Foundation.
She fills the position vacated by Tina Vojtko, who has joined the Quaker Valley School District. Ms. Hartle will join the district July 25 at a starting salary of $55,900.
• The district is offering an AP Summer Camp for incoming juniors and seniors from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 6-9, in the senior high school, Rochester Road, Ross.
The camp will introduce incoming and continuing AP English Literature and AP English Language students to the terminology, skills, pace and content of the full-year course. The camp will help students prepare for the Advanced Placement test this spring.
The cost is $10. Registration is due Aug. 4. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Five individuals have been selected for induction in the North Hills School District Sports Hall of Fame.
Created in 1995, the hall honors individuals who have distinguished themselves in athletics during and/or beyond their years at North Hills High School or the former West View High School.
Inductees will be honored at the Sports Hall of Fame annual dinner on Sept. 13. They are (in alphabetical order):
• Dave Collins, class of 1981 -- He was a three-year varsity soccer term starter and served as captain his senior year. Scoring 76 goals from 1978 to 1980, he is the leading career scorer in North Hills history.
He has been a youth soccer coach for eight years. Mr. Collins is an engineer with the Kurt J. Lesker Company.
• Kevin Donas, class of 1982 -- He earned six varsity letters in football and basketball and was named All Conference in football.
Mr. Donas earned a football scholarship to the University of Maryland, where he was an All-Conference linebacker.
He is director of operations for the Cogos Company.
• Marc Mitchell, class of 2001 -- He earned seven varsity letters in track and field and basketball as well as set the record for the long jump.
He held the WPIAL record for the long jump for three consecutive years and was named to the All-State Track & Field Team.
Mr. Mitchell is a systems administrator at Dexter Magnetic Technologies.
• Robert Weider, class of 1968 -- He pitched for the baseball team during high school and following graduation he played on a semi-professional baseball team.
Mr. Weider has served as a volunteer coach for community baseball teams and helps organize local baseball and softball recreation programs.
Mr. Weider continues to coach.
• Sara Zilles, class of 2002 -- She played softball, soccer and basketball and helped lead the softball team to the 2000 WPIAL Championship.
Ms. Zilles earned eight varsity letters. She has been a member of the Akron Racers Pro Softball Team. Ms. Zilles is an account manager for Meyer Distributing.
Information: 412-318-1438 or email@example.com.
The school board has approved minor revisions to the 2012-13 school calendar. The new school year will begin Sept. 4. The original date was Sept. 5.
Other changes include no school for middle school students (grades 6-8) Dec. 20 and Dec. 21. In addition, winter break will be extended for all students. Classes will resume Jan. 7.
The changes provide teachers and staff with additional time to return the middle school program from the Anthony Wayne and Osborne sites to the newly renovated middle school.
Evans City Elementary and Middle schools recently raised $10,604.04 during their fifth Saulle's Teddy bear Official Memorial Parade walk on the school grounds. Proceeds will benefit the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
In 2007, Evans City kindergarten teacher Linda Saulle died from cancer. Mrs. Saulle started her own day care and taught for nine years before coming to Seneca Valley where she taught kindergarten for 17 years at Evans City Elementary.
In her memory, school staff organized an annual walk called S.T.O.M.P. Out Cancer and a teddy bear picnic, which she held each year.
During the parade, students, faculty and staff walked around the school to raise money for cancer research.
In 2009, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute nominated Evans City for their fundraising efforts, and they were awarded the 2009 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award by The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
First Published July 12, 2012 12:00 am