NA Board Appoints Principal for Marshall Middle School
Posted by NASD at 5/21/2015
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the North Allegheny School District Board of School Directors voted to approve Mr. Daniel Swoger to serve as Principal for Marshall Middle School. The effective date of appointment is July 1, 2015.
Mr. Swoger began his teaching career with the Allegheny Valley School District in Springdale, PA as a Secondary Emotional Support Teacher in 2004, then transferring to an Elementary Learning Support Teacher from 2005-2010. In December 2010, Mr. Swoger became the Assistant High School Principal and Director of Special Education for the Allegheny Valley School District. In September 2013, Mr. Swoger was hired as the Assistant Principal at Ingomar Middle School with the North Allegheny School District.
In addition to Mr. Swoger’s professional background, he has also served as the Head Track and Field Coach from 2008-2012, a Head Boys’ Basketball Coach from 2009-2011 and the Head Girls’ Tennis Coach from 2011-2012 for the Allegheny Valley School District.
Mr. Swoger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary/Special Education from St. Francis University in 2004 and completed his Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University in 2010. Mr. Swoger obtained his Special Education Supervisor Certificate in 2011 and his Pennsylvania Principal’s Certificate in 2012.
North Allegheny Federation of Teachers Scholarships Awarded
Posted by NASD at 5/14/2015
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is proud to announce that two seniors have been chosen to receive North Allegheny Federation of Teachers (NAFT) Scholarships. 2015 recipients are:
Kara Belsky, the daughter of Mark and Kathy Belsky of Marshall Township, is an honors student and has been an active participant in class council and has four years of vocal performance training. Her favorite senior year activity was collaborating in the organization of North Allegheny’s first Mini-THON event, helping to raise over $17,000 for pediatric cancer. Kara will be attending Miami University of Ohio this fall pursuing a major in Early Childhood Education, and she hopes to one day positively influence her future students’ lives as so many North Allegheny School District educators have done for her.
Caroline King, the daughter of LeeAnn and Karl King of Franklin Park, is an honors student and participates in many activities relating to mentoring, teaching, and leading kids. She was involved with the Girls Only Leadership Development program. Currently she is participating in the Grandview project - mentoring inner city fifth graders - and the Teaching Peace Initiative, a program NA is using to teach its fifth graders about solving conflicts in a peaceful manner. Caroline is an active member in her church’s youth group and is a teen leader for the middle school youth group. She has helped with Bible school, and has gone on three mission trips with the parish. This fall, Caroline will attend Penn State University and major in Elementary Education with a possible minor in Special Education.
The NAFT scholarship is designed for seniors who have received college or university acceptance and have enrolled in a program which will lead to elementary or secondary certification. This year’s NAFT scholarship awardees will each receive $2,500.
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the 15th Annual Pump House Run, sponsored by the NASD Physical Education Department, will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the North Allegheny Intermediate High School Athletic Field, 350 Cumberland Road, as follows.
WHAT: Pump House Run (5K and 1 mile are on cross country courses)
WHERE: North Allegheny Intermediate High School
DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2015
TIMES: Registration tables will close 15 minutes prior to each event, please arrive early. 7:30–8:45 a.m. Registration and packet pick up 9:00 a.m. 5K and 1 Mile 10:00 a.m. ½ Mile Tiger Run 10:15 a.m. 50 Yard Tot Trot 10:30 a.m. Awards
ENTRY FEES: $15 Pre-registered individuals, all races, all ages (includes DriFit T-shirt) Pre-registration deadline is Friday, April 24, 2015 $35 Family (3 T-shirts max) FREE ½ mile run and 50 yard Tot Trot (no T-shirt)
After Friday, April 24: $20 Individual / $40 Family (no T-shirt)
All proceeds from this event go to funding new and innovative fitness programs for NASD students. Each year, one level in the District benefits from proceeds of the event. For more information please call 412-369-5530 or visit the Pump House Run web page at: http://www.northallegheny.org/page/141.
NA Students Win Medals on 2015 National Latin Exams
Posted by NASD at 4/16/2015
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is proud to announce that 62 high school students have garnered gold and silver medals for their performance on the 2015 National Latin Exams. The exams consist of 40 multiple-choice questions in categories including grammar, vocabulary, mythology, Latin reading comprehension, and Roman history and culture.
Latin I students garnered eighteen gold medals (5 of them with perfect papers) and six silver medals. Gold medalists with perfect papers are: Tess Christensen, Steven Lu, Eugenia Lee, Heya Lee, and Richard Yan. Gold medals were also earned by: Joseph Shin, Grant Jiang, Sebastian Immonen, Anuleka Elapavaluru, Angela Lu, Merry Xiang, Ratujit Raviprakesh, Teresa Majewski, Surina Jindel, Preeti Arumalla, Anna Barton, Matthew Pitell, and Anya Soller, Silver medalists are: Noah Fenton, Tomi Akindele, Matt Secen, Ian Young, Prasheil Mandava, and Inu Miriyala.
Latin II students garnered ten gold medals (3 of them with perfect papers) and twelve silver medals. Gold medalists with perfect papers are: Remi Akindele, Gayathri Manchella, and Gunasheil Mandava. Gold medals were also earned by: Sarah Losco, Julia Maruca, Kimberly Delsignore, Anisha Yarlagadda, Rebecca Avigad, Emilie Hughes, and Nandita Kannapadi. Silver medalists are: Angela Lu, Allison Suddaby, David Bjorklund, Kathryn Barancyk, Emma Ross, Thomas McCaffrey, Francesco Ferrara, William Gleeson, Shannon Kelly, Emily Kaib, Jane Venezia, and Thomas Kim.
Latin Prose, Level III students garnered two gold medals and ten silver medals. Gold medalists are: Ashwin Reddy and Andrew Xu. Silver medalists are: Joie Feng, Brooke Himmelstein, Anna Iouchmanov, Robert Kasper, Caitlin Kelly, Jeewon Lee, James McGaa, Stephen Savchik, Nila Suresh, and Elaine Xu.
Latin Poetry, Level IV students garnered one gold medal and three silver medals. The gold medal was earned by Perry Cheng. Silver medalists are: Jason Hu, Zain Mehdi, and Charles Oestreich.
The National Latin Exam is offered under the joint sponsorship of' the American Classical League (ACL) and the National Junior Classical League (NJCL). The 2015 ACL/NJCL National Latin Exam was taken by more than 154,000 Latin students from all fifty states, in addition to students from thirteen foreign countries, including Australia, Mexico, Belgium, Canada, China Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe.
NA Students Earn Honors at Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Posted by NASD at 4/14/2015
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is proud to announce that middle and high school students from across the District participated in the annual Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair in March. Twenty-eight NA students claimed a total of 61 prestigious awards. They are:
Eric Mi, NA High School (Biology Senior Division) Mohit Bhide, NA High School (Engineering/Robotics Senior Division) Zain Mehdi, NA High School (Medicine/Health/Microbiology Senior Division) Pranav Murthy, NA High School (Medicine/Health/Microbiology Senior Division)
Scholarship Award Winners
Zain Mehdi, NA High School (5 awards) Shanelle Fernando, NA High School (4 awards) Alan Cai, NA High School (3 awards) Mohit Bhide, NA High School (3 awards) Nila Suresh, NA High School
Affiliate Award Winners
Society for In Vitro Biology
Gunasheil Mandava, NA High School
U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps (Office of Naval Research) Roma Ranade, Ingomar Middle School Aasrushi Jain, Ingomar Middle School Mohit Bhide, NA High School
Samidha Sane, NA High School
U.S. Air Force Shanelle Fernando, NA High School Jack You, NA High School
Sponsor Award Winners
Ingomar Middle School Shria Shyam Akshay Mahajan
Marshall Middle School
Meghna Behari (4 awards)
NA High School Shanelle Fernando (4 awards) Mohit Bhide (2 awards) Vibha Reddy
Perseverance Award Winners
Junior Scientist Andriy Lassowsky, Carson Middle School Terry (TJ) Faber, Carson Middle School Adelle Fernando, Ingomar Middle School Yosen Wang, NA High School Shivashree Sekar, NA High School
Bhamini Sundararaman, NA High School
Vibha Reddy, NA High School
Honorary Scientist Shanelle Fernando, NA High School Nila Suresh, NA High School Alan Cai, NA High School Mohit Bhide, NA High School Zain Mehdi, NA High School
The Pittsburgh Science Fair is the largest science fair in Western Pennsylvania and the third oldest fair in the United States under the affiliation of Society for Science and the Public, which facilitates the International Science and Engineering Fair. It is a competition of research projects in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering and is open to all students in grades 6-12. Each year more than 1,000 students from the 26 counties within Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia compete for over $1M in cash prizes and scholarships. More information about this annual event and a complete list of all winners is available on the Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair website at www.scitechfestival.com/mainsf.asp.
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the Board of School Directors will meet twice in April.
The Board will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in the Board Room of the District’s Central Administration Offices, located at 200 Hillvue Lane in the Town of McCandless. This meeting will immediately follow a Distinguished Achievement Awards Ceremony that will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The School Board’s Regular Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2015, and will also be held in the District’s Central Administration Offices.