The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the North Allegheny Preschool is currently accepting registration for Fall 2015. Preschool meets on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:25–10:40am or from 11:15am–1:30pm at the North Allegheny Senior High School.
This Preschool program is offered for children who reside in the North Allegheny School District. Children must be between the ages of 3½ and 5 years of age and be potty-trained. A fee of $100 is assessed each semester. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Family and Consumer Sciences Department has offered this program for the past 41 years. The program is a laboratory Preschool experience planned to benefit both the preschool children and the high school students.
Ms. Kristy Coquet is the Preschool supervisor and teacher. Please contact her at 724-934-7233 or email@example.com for additional information.
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the North Allegheny School Counseling Department will be hosting a Financial Aid Workshop for students in grades 10–12 and their parents on Thursday, January 15 from 6–8pm in the Auditorium at the North Allegheny Senior High School in Wexford.
The workshop is being presented by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and will address the topic of college funding opportunities such as FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), scholarships, grants and loans. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout and after the presentation.
Created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, PHEAA has evolved into one of the nation's leading student aid organizations. Today, PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.
For more information, please contact the NASH School Counseling Office at 724-934-7221.
North Allegheny High School Students Host First-Ever Mini-THON to Help Fight Childhood Cancer
Posted by NASD at 12/23/2014
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that students are hosting a first-ever Mini-THON at the North Allegheny Senior High School on January 17, 2015 from 5:00–11:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and organizers are encouraging the entire community to come out and support the students as they dance to help find a cure for pediatric cancer.
Student organizers were inspired by the success of THON – Penn State University’s 46-hour dance marathon and the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $114 million for the Four Diamonds Fund. Last year alone, THON raised more than $13 million for the fight against childhood cancer.
Organizers have been meeting since the summer to implement their ideas, find teacher sponsors and become an official fundraising entity of the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State’s Hershey Children’s Hospital (a non-profit organization that raises funds for both research and treatment of pediatric cancer). There are more than 50 students working on committees for Dancer Relations, Operations, Publicity, Family Relations, Fundraising, and Hospitality in order to implement a successful event. The student committees have been meeting weekly since September in order to implement a successful event. The NA Mini-THON committee has set its fundraising goal at $15,000.
During the event, a NASH senior who has battled pediatric cancer, will be speaking about his experience and what Mini-THON means to him. Admission is $20 at the door. However, if you purchase a Mini-THON tee-shirt before the event for $15, that will serve as your admission ticket. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase. Guests are instructed to wear comfortable shoes because sitting in the gym while the dancers are standing will not be permitted. Seating will only be permitted in the cafeteria.
Donations can be made on-line at http://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com. Click on North Allegheny link under the “event” listing. For more information contact: Yanni Balouris (412.608.5422) or Martin Lazzaro (412.915.0501).
NA Announces Students Named to All-Eastern Honors Ensembles
Posted by NASD at 12/23/2014
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is proud to announce that seven high school students have been selected to perform in the 2015 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-Eastern Honor Ensembles. NA students selected are: Stephen Baime (voice), Lindsey Davis (voice), Katherine Falck (flute), Emily He (violin), Cassandra Majewski (voice), Brianna Patricca (viola) and David Skrovanek (cello).
These students will join more than 800 exceptionally talented young people selected for this honor. Students will spend three days rehearsing with one of five prominent conductors during the Eastern Division Conference of the NAfME which is only held every two years. The 2015 Conference will be held in Providence, Rhode Island in preparation for performances on April 11 and April 12, 2015.
The NAfME All-Eastern Honor Ensembles – consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, treble voice chorus, and jazz ensemble – are organized by members of the NAfME. Individual state music educators associations in the Eastern Division (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, PA, VT, Europe) oversee the selection process in their state during the Spring and early Fall of the year before the event and compile ranked lists of recommended juniors and seniors for consideration. The method used to compile the lists varies from state to state, although all recommended students must have participated (or will be participating in) their home all-state festivals.
For more information about the National Association for Music Education Eastern Division please visit their website at www.nafme-eastern.org.
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that all schools will be closed for Winter Break from Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2015. Classes will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.