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.
NASD Ranked Number Nine among Top School Districts in the Nation
Posted by NASD at 11/7/2014
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is proud to announce the release of the 2015 Niche K-12 Rankings, which places NASD at #9 among the more than 120,000 school districts evaluated this year. Niche is a company founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students and originally known as CollegeProwler.com. According to their website, it has since grown into one of the largest content startups in the country, dedicated uniquely to gathering data and insights from millions of experts for the purpose of providing students, families, and professionals with best-in-class information to help them make significant life decisions.
In addition to ranking NASD the #9 school district in the United States, the District was also recognized as the #3 district in Pennsylvania and the #1 district in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area.
Individual Schools Top the National Rankings
TheNorth Allegheny Senior High School (NASH) ranked at #33 for public high schools in the country (out of 14,431 schools). NASH also ranked #2 in Pennsylvania and ranked #1 in Metropolitan Pittsburgh Area.
Each of the three NASD Middle Schools made the ‘Top 100 Middle Schools’ list. Ingomar Middle School ranked #42, Marshall Middle School ranked #48 and Carson Middle School ranked #49 in the country. These three schools ranked in the top 10 in Pennsylvania: IMS #5, MMS #6 and IMS #7.
NASD Middle Schools also swept the top 3 rankings for middle schools in the Metropolitan Pittsburgh Area: IMS #1, MMS #2 and CMS #3.
All sevenNASD Elementary Schools ranked among the top 3% of all elementary schools across the country. Each elementary school received an A+ Grade. NASD Elementary Schools also claimed commendable rankings in the state: Bradford Woods #11, Peebles #14, Ingomar #18, Hosack #21, Franklin #25, Marshall #26 and McKnight #104. Three NASD elementary schools claimed the top 3 rankings for elementary schools in the Metropolitan Pittsburgh Area: Bradford Woods #1, Peebles #2, and Ingomar #3. They are followed closely by the remaining schools: Franklin #5, Marshall #6, Hosack #9 and McKnight #26.
The Evaluation Process
According to the Niche.com website, they use “data sourced from various government and public data sets, Niche’s own proprietary data, and 4,625,227 opinion-based survey responses across a variety of topics from 287,560 current students, recent alumni, and parents.”
Niche selects factors they feel best represent a healthy balance between statistical rigor and practical relevance to develop their rankings. For K-12 Education, those Factors include: Academics Grade, Health & Safety Grade, Student Culture & Diversity Grade, Survey Responses, Teachers Grade, Resources & Facilities Grade, Extracurricular & Activities Grade, and Sports & Fitness Grade. (Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent data from 2011-2012.)
For more information about Niche and these ratings, please visit their website at: https://k12.niche.com/.
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the Board of School Directors will meet twice in November.
The Board will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, in the Board Room of the Central Administration Offices, 200 Hillvue Lane, McCandless Township. The meeting will begin immediately after a Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAA’s) Ceremony, which begins at 7:00 PM.
The School Board’s Regular Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014, and will also be held in the Board Room of the Central Administration Offices, 200 Hillvue Lane, McCandless Township, beginning at 7:00 PM.
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the NASD Marcia Martin Unity/Diversity Committee will again conduct a Diversity Expression Contest, which is open to all NASD students in grades K-12.
Entries will be accepted between November 11 and December 5, 2014, in any school office. Submissions must address the theme: “Each one of us is wonderful; together we are diverse and strong. Help make NA a place where everyone knows they belong.” Students may choose to express their thoughts on this concept using any written form – such as poetry, personal narrative, play, or essay – or via music, the visual arts, multi-media or photography. Further details, including application forms which should accompany submissions, are available on the NASD website www.northallegheny.org.
Winners will be notified and honored by the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of School Directors at an awards reception on March 25, 2015. Each winning student will receive prizes from the Marcia Martin Unity/Diversity Committee, the Superintendent of Schools, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. A second reception will be hosted by Barnes & Noble at their store located in Cranberry Township where all winning entries will be displayed.
For more information, contact Mrs. Amanda Mathieson, Principal at Hosack Elementary and Committee Chairperson, at 412-366-9664.
North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that all schools will be closed on Thursday, November 27, Friday, November 28, and Monday, December 1, 2014, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Schools will resume classes on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces the upcoming presentation of the Senior High School Fall Play Production, Leading Ladies, a comedy written by Ken Ludwig. Performances will be in the North Allegheny Senior High School Auditorium, 10375 Perry Highway, Wexford, as follows:
Thursday November 13 at 7:30 PM
Saturday November 15 at 7:30 PM
Thursday November 20 at 7:30 PM
Friday November 21 at 7:30 PM
Saturday November 22 at 7:30 PM
A Free Senior Citizens/Gold Card Club Performance is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11 at 3:30 PM.
Leading Ladies tells the tale of two untalented and broke British actors, Leo Clark and Jack Gable. Down to their last few dollars, and ready to return to England abject failures, fortune—or the chance to steal one!—unfolds in front of them.
While traveling aboard the East Coast Local, Leo Clark scours The York Dispatch for potential work and something catches his eye: “Millionairess Florence Snider of York, Pennsylvania, is reported to be searching desperately for her sister’s children, Max and Steve, to whom she intends to leave the bulk of her fortune.” Leo quickly convinces the simple Jack that they will pop into York with their British accents, and pop back to Britain with their millions. However, just outside of York, they learn that in order to obtain the treasure, they will have to play their roles a little differently. Max and Steve are short for Maxine and Stephanie! These actors, more comfortable playing King Lear and Hamlet, must now wear the garb of Ophelia and Juliet if they want to pull off the caper.
In the same tenor as the classic Some Like It Hot, our two actors now turned con men, head to York for an easy score. The results, however, prove to be anything but easy! In the end, the boys earn riches money can’t buy!
Note this play contains adult material and is for mature audiences only. No one under the age of 14 will be admitted without a parent/guardian.
Tickets are currently on sale at the NA Senior High School ticket office, 10375 Perry Highway, Wexford. For ticket or general information, please call 724-934-7288.