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PROF Grants Fuel Teacher Passion Projects
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December 9, 2019
It was a grants cycle with wide-ranging student impact for the Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund this fall. The non-profit education foundation, which directly benefits students in the Pine-Richland school district, funded teacher and staff grant projects totaling nearly $47,000 so far this year. “We were surprised and delighted by the number and quality of grant submissions […]

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Wexford Parish Surprises Blessed Francis Seelos Academy Students on St. Nicholas Day
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December 6, 2019
The Catholic Community of Wexford (St. Alexis and St. Alphonsus’s parishes) takes an active role in supporting Blessed Francis Seelos Academy, the catholic elementary school that was formed as a merger between the parish schools of the two churches in 2017. The parish’s Gold Club surprised the preschool through eighth grade students on Saint Nicholas […]

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4th-Graders Learn First-Hand about Advances in Electrical Power Quality & Energy Management
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December 6, 2019
Nearly 400 Pine-Richland School District fourth-graders, who are studying electricity, had the opportunity to visit the Eaton Corporation’s Experience Center in Warrendale on Nov. 26, 2019, and to see a local powerhouse training facility in action, along with 15 teachers and three administrators, as they tackle a science unit on electricity. Leading the tour and […]

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Senior Citizens Invited to Holiday Dinner
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December 4, 2019
RSVP Deadline: Dec. 9 The Pine-Richland Middle School Leaders Club is preparing for its annual Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner on Thursday, December 12, 2019. Each year, students serve up delicious meals and provide musical entertainment. If you would like to attend this year’s senior citizen holiday dinner, please contact Sponsor Allison Moore at 724-625-3111, ext. 2209. Leave […]

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Blessed Francis Seelos Academy students try ‘Digital Escape Room’
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December 3, 2019
Blessed Francis Seelos Academy’s fourth grade students in Theresa Huerbin’s Reading class experienced a “Digital Escape Room.”  The students, in small groups of four or five, worked together to solve tasks in order to receive clues that would eventually lead them to a final task to “escape”.  The tasks and clues consisted of sequence activities, […]

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Young ladies’ Doll Tea at the Depreciation Lands Museum
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December 2, 2019
An afternoon of tea, treats, and activities for young ladies age 5 and older, accompanied by their favorite doll — Sunday, Jan. 26, 2-3 p.m. Hear ye, Hear ye, young ladies! You are cordially invited to attend A Doll Tea, to be held at the Depreciation Lands Museum! Did you know that girls just like […]

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Scout’s spaghetti fundraiser for kids was a success
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December 1, 2019
Pine Richland student and BSA Troop 344 Life Scout Nathan Cottrell would like to thank all those who attended and supported his spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit his Eagle Scout Service Project. Nathan began his project in 2017 when he was inspired after a conversation with his aunt about a child who had recently passed […]

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Blessed Trinity Academy’s band and choir perform at creche dedication
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November 25, 2019
On Friday, November 22 Blessed Trinity Academy’s Advanced Band and Choir had the opportunity to perform at the Pittsburgh Creche dedication and blessing which took place in front of the U.S. Steel Tower.  Religious dignitaries from around the city gather to bless the creche.  This is celebration is a part of the kick off to […]

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Pine-Richland Forensics Team earns awards, qualifies for international debate program
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November 21, 2019
“Top 64” The Brewer Foundation and New York University are proud to announce the “Top 64” teams for the 19th Annual International Public Policy Forum – the first and only contest that gives high school students around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy. This year’s […]

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Pine-Richland Peer-to-Peer takes outreach projects to heart
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November 21, 2019
Dozens of students participated in a special Peer-to-Peer session on Nov. 12, in advance of World Kindness Day on Nov. 13. For the 2019-20 school year, Peer-to-Peer is launching a few initiatives which include making kits and crocheted hearts for the homeless in downtown Pittsburgh and mentoring middle school students. On Nov. 12, the students […]

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Pine-Richland senior athletes commit to colleges
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November 20, 2019
Student athletes participated in National Signing Day on Nov. 13, at Pine-Richland High Schools. Here is a profile on each senior who signed or committed to universities and colleges so far this year.  Additional signing days will be held on Feb. 5, 2020, and April 15, 2020. Student athletes planning to sign a letter to […]

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A.W. Beattie to host 130 vendors at Holiday Craft Show
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November 15, 2019
A.W. Beattie will host its fourth annual Holiday Craft/Vendor Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the career center, which is located at 9600 Babcock Blvd. Admission is free to get a head start on holiday shopping with 130 vendors in attendance and thousands of handmade items available for purchase. Food trucks will be […]

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Students engaged in RAMS Way initiative
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November 14, 2019
Pine-Richland High School students and staff have been engaged in an intentional and preventative approach to promoting a positive school climate. The initiative is entitled RAMS Way and it spells a common set of behavioral expectations, which is being shared across the district and includes: Respectful, Accountable, Motivated & Safe. Students are learning what these […]

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Veterans share insightful stories with students
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November 14, 2019
Eden Hall Upper Elementary School honored veterans on November 11, 2019. Staff, students, and parents invited veterans to speak about their experiences under the direction of Counselor Brad-Leigh Coker and EHUE PTO Representative Yvonne Balouris. Some of the speakers included Veteran Rob Wilig, who spoke about his service of 21 years in the army. He […]

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Pine-Richland students bring studies to life
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November 8, 2019
Students in teacher Jennifer Fink’s Honors English 12 class celebrated Mead Hall Day on Oct. 12. “The Honors English 12 students study the Anglo-Saxon unit,” explained Ms. Fink. “During this unit, we learned the importance of the mead hall as the community center where the thanes (important warriors) and the king met for important meetings, […]

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Pine-Richland School District sets Kindergarten enrollment
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November 7, 2019
(Gibsonia, PA) Pine-Richland School District is scheduling kindergarten enrollment for March at the Pine-Richland School District Administrative Offices, which are located at 702 Warrendale Road in Gibsonia from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on the following dates for the following schools: Hance Elementary School – Monday, March 9, 2020 Richland Elementary School – Tuesday, March […]

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Hance Elementary School makes connection from heart to curriculum
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November 6, 2019
Students at Hance Elementary School are supporting our troops this holiday season. Under the direction of Ilene Greenblatt, students and staff members are donating to the “Boucek’s Battalion” project, which involves the entire school donating supplies for soldiers – everything from playing cards to tissues and chapstick. Boucek’s Battalion is a non-profit organization dedicated to […]

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Blessed Trinity Academy brings home soccer championship
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November 4, 2019
Blessed Trinity Academy’s JV Co-Ed Soccer Team is excited to bring home another Diocesan Championship, which they won on Saturday, Nov. 3.  After finishing second in their section for the season, they faced a tough Aquinas team in the semifinals. Although it was a frosty, early morning, the team persevered to victory with a final […]

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Seelos Academy soccer captures Diocesan Championship
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November 4, 2019
The Blessed Francis Seelos varsity soccer team came from their third seed in the playoffs to take home the diocesan varsity soccer championship. Playing back-to-back days and shutting out both opponents, the Saints defeated East Catholic, 3-0, in the semi-final game and Saint Philip, 1-0, in the championship game. Eighth grader Matt Price got the […]

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Seelos students perform ‘Fiddler on the Roof Jr.’
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November 4, 2019
Blessed Francis Seelos Academy thespians in grades 5-8 performed Fiddler on the Roof Jr on Oct. 30, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2.  The cast and crew of nearly 70 students, under the direction of Alison Narvett, began practice over the summer. In preparation of the adapted Broadway hit, teachers throughout the school incorporated lessons of […]

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