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For the third year, fourth-graders at Hartwood Elementary School have participated in the PE Log It Pedometer Program. This year, for the first time, a fourth-grade class "walked" through 50 states from January to May and made it back to Pennsylvania before the end of the school year.
Their distance was nearly 11,000 miles.
Log It is a free pedometer step and mile recording program for children in third grade and older and is sponsored by PE Central.
The school provided pedometers for the fourth grade several years ago through a Highmark Healthy High Five grant and have incorporated this program into the physical-education curriculum.
In addition to recording their steps or miles, students participated in a virtual hike across the USA, were involved in class competitions versus other classes, set daily goals, viewed their own personal step log and compared their steps with peers.
The map tells them how far they have already traveled and how much farther they have until they reach the next state capitol.
The high school will issue parking permits from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria Tuesday for vo-tech students and seniors and on Wednesday for juniors involved in extracurricular activities or who will work after school during the first semester.
There are a limited number of parking spaces, so permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis in the following priority: vo-tech students, seniors, juniors involved in extracurricular activities or who work immediately after school and other juniors.
Students with a driver's permit may reserve a permit through Sept. 13, at which time they must hold a valid driver's license to obtain a permit or be placed on a waiting list. Permits will not be issued to sophomores and freshmen.
Permit applications and information are available on the high school page of the district's website, www.marsk12.org.
Applications also may be obtained in the high school main office from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday until Aug. 9, and from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning Aug. 13.
In addition to their application, applicants must have an emergency authorization form, driver's license, vehicle registration, insurance card and a nonrefundable $150 fee for a year permit or $75 for a semester permit.
Admission applications are being accepted for all grades at Portersville Christian School, 343 E. Portersville Road., Portersville.
The school provides a Christian education to students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. It is a fully accredited Christian school.
In addition to offering regular courses leading to graduation, the school also provides students in grades 11 and 12 with the opportunity to earn up to 18 hours of college credit during their last two years of high school with dual credit and AP courses.
For an information/application packet, or to arrange to meet with school representatives and tour the school most mornings in the summer, contact the school office, 724-368-8787, ext. 10.
The high school is scheduling ImPACT tests for student athletes in grades 9-12 who will be participating in football, soccer, girls' volleyball and cheerleading. There is no charge to Quaker Valley families for this required test.
ImPACT provides computerized neurocognitive assessment tools and services that are used by doctors, psychologists, athletic trainers and other licensed health care professionals to assist them in determining an athlete's ability to return to play after suffering a concussion.
A current baseline test must be on file prior to fall sports participation. The ImPACT test is required every two years; therefore, student athletes who took the test last school year are not required to take it again this year. The high school fall sports season begins on Aug. 13.
The ImPACT test must be administered through the Quaker Valley Athletic Department. It will be offered at 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday; 9 and 10 a.m. Aug. 7; and 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 in the high school.
To register, email the student's name and preferred date/time to athletic trainer Derek Clark, email@example.com.
• The high school varsity cheerleaders will sponsor their annual cheerleading camp for girls entering kindergarten through grade 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through next Thursday in the high school gymnasium.
The cost is $45 for the first child and $40 for others in the same family. All campers will receive a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the varsity cheerleading squad.
A performance will be held next Thursday. Registration begins at noon Monday. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Published July 26, 2012 5:18 am