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  • NA Announces Speech & Debate Program Earns National Recognition

    Posted by NASD at 10/20/2014
    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) proudly announces that the North Allegheny Senior High School (NASH) Speech & Debate Program has earned significant recognition from the National Speech & Debate Association. This October, the NA Speech & Debate Program learned it was named #9 out of more than 3,000 schools nationwide for the 2013-2014 school year.

    The National Speech & Debate Association is the honor society for middle and high school speech and debate. Each year they publish a list of ‘Top 100 Schools’ in the nation recognized for their accomplishments in Speech and Debate. Members earn points and degrees through the honor society, based on competitive and service-related activities, ranging from the Degree of Merit with 25 or more points to the Degree of Premier Distinction with 1,500 or more points.

    The NASH Speech and Debate chapter achieved 600 or more degrees last year, placing it among the top 0.07% of schools nationwide and earned membership in the Association's prestigious Pinnacle Society. This milestone is remarkable because it demonstrates outstanding commitment to teaching students essential life skills including communication, research, listening, writing, and organization. Mrs. Sharon Volpe is the sponsor of the NASH program.

    "These students and coaches have demonstrated outstanding participation and achievement in speech and debate activities," stated Executive Director J. Scott Wunn. "We are pleased to honor them for their hard work and dedication, and wish them continued success in the coming season."

    Recipient schools are published in Rostrum, the national magazine of high school speech and debate.

    About the National Speech & Debate Association
    The National Speech & Debate Association is the largest interscholastic speech and debate organization serving middle school, high school, and collegiate students in the United States. The Association provides competitive speech and debate activities, high-quality resources, comprehensive training, scholarship opportunities, and advanced recognition to more than 130,000 students and coaches every year. For nearly 90 years, the National Speech & Debate Association has empowered more than 1.4 million members to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our society. You can learn more about the National Speech and Debate Association by visiting their website at www.speechanddebate.org or by contacting Shelby Young by email/phone at shelby.young@speechanddebate.org / 920-748-6206.
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  • Board Meeting 10/15/14

    Posted by NASD at 10/15/2014
    Board Meeting - October 15, 2014

    Agenda

    7:00 WORK SESSION/REGULAR MEETING
    - Community Relations
    - Speakers (Agenda Items)
    - Review and Vote on Items in Board Folder
    - Speakers (Non-agenda Items)
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  • NA Announces 2014 School Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners

    Posted by NASD at 10/9/2014
    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) proudly announces that Franklin Elementary student Tarun Kumar won First Place Division I (Grades Kindergarten–2) in PennDOT’s 2014 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “Be Smart – Be Seen, I wait in a safe place!” As part of School Bus Safety Week, proclaimed by Governor Tom Corbett, winners will be recognized at a ceremony held at the Governor’s Residence.

    Tarun was entered in the State-level competition after being selected a District Finalist. As a First Place State winner, his entry will now be forwarded to a National competition to be judged next month.

    The North Allegheny School District is also proud to announce the names of all First, Second and Third Place winners from each school. They are:
     
    Bradford Woods Elementary School
     
    Division I:
    1st Isabel Curren 
    2nd Lydia Jones 
    3rd Tina Wisniewski 
     
    Division II:
    1st Rebecca Thompson
    2nd Emily Thompson 
    3rd Reagan Means

    Franklin Elementary School
     
    Division I:
    1st Tarun Kumar* 
    2nd Katherine Hu 
    3rd Mahitha Bhonagiri 
     
    Division II:
    1st Marissa Scheller 
    2nd Amogh Paruvelli
    3rd Lydia Cwalina

    Hosack Elementary School
     
    Division I:
    1st Thomas Ceraso 
    2nd Julia Fuchs 
    3rd Sam Lopuszynski 
     
    Division II:
    1st Guinevieve Beecher
    2nd Meredith Blough
    3rd Katie Kantz

    Ingomar Elementary School
     
    Division I:
    1st Hailey Miller
    2nd Ellen Milcoff
    3rd Kaitlyn Hetherington

    Marshall Elementary School
     
    Division I:
    1st Michael Chalifoux
    2nd Keely McMahon Regan 
    3rd Anoushka Amit 
     
    Division II:
    1st Tejal Dahake
    2nd Trinity Prusak
    3rd Samhita Vasudevan

    McKnight Elementary School
     
    Division I:
    1st Courtney Schmidt 
    2nd Jessie Lee 
    3rd Abbey Lang 
     
    Division II:
    1st Owen Jin*
    2nd Yunshu Li
    3rd Karis Lu

    Peebles Elementary School
     
    Division I:
    1st Ayah Sabil 
    2nd Lydia Haller 
    3rd Sierra Wise 
     
    Division II:
    1st Anthony Puthenpurackal
    2nd Rachael Johns 
    3rd Jackson Stone

    * Tarun Kumar (Division 1) and Owen Jin (Division 2) were selected District Finalists and their posters were entered in the State-Level competition.
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  • NA Announces In-Service Day

    Posted by NASD at 10/8/2014
    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that there will be no classes for students on Monday, October 13, 2014, due to a scheduled in-service day for teachers.
     
    Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
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  • NA Announces In-Service Day

    Posted by NASD at 10/8/2014
    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that there will be no classes for students on Monday, October 27, 2014, due to a scheduled in-service day for teachers.

    Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
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  • NAI to Present “Cinderella in New York”

    Posted by NASD at 10/8/2014
    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that “Cinderella in New York” by Wade Bradford will be presented at North Allegheny Intermediate High School (NAI) on October 30 and November 1, 2014. (The performance schedule is included below.)
     
    Cinderella in New York” is set in the middle of the Great Depression giving the familiar story of Cinderella a vibrant twist. Cinderella Fitzgerald once led the perfect life, until her father lost everything when the stock market crashed. Through all of the romantic pitfalls and twists, Cinderella finally learns that rather than depend on magic and fairy godmothers, it’s better to make your own happiness.
     
    Performances are scheduled for:
    • Wednesday, October 29 at 3:30 p.m. – Special Senior Citizen Performance*
    • Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
    NAI is located at 350 Cumberland Road in McCandless Township. General admission tickets will be sold for $6.00 at the door for each performance. For more information please call 412-369-5530.

    * The October 29 Senior Citizen performance is free to NA Gold Card members.
    For information about the NA Gold Card Program call 412-369-5445.
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  • NA School Board Announces October Meeting

    Posted by NASD at 10/8/2014
    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the Board of School Directors will hold a Combined Work Session/Regular Meeting on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in the Board Room of the Central Administration Offices, 200 Hillvue Lane, McCandless Township, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

    The public is invited to attend all meetings.
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  • NA Superintendent to Host Coffee

    Posted by NASD at 10/8/2014
    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that parents and any interested community members are invited to attend a Coffee meeting being hosted by Dr. Raymond Gualtieri, Superintendent of Schools. The Coffee is being held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Hosack Elementary School, located at 9275 Peebles Road, Allison Park, PA 15101, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
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  • NA Announces Homecoming Celebration

    Posted by NASD at 9/30/2014
    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the annual Homecoming Parade and Game will be held at Newman Stadium on October 10, 2014.

    The celebration will begin at 4:00 p.m. as follows:

    4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    • Enjoy a variety of Food Truck Vendors (sponsored by the NA Marching Band)
    • Try your hand at Football Toss for chance to win a prize (all proceeds will benefit the North Hills Community Outreach)
    • Spend a few minutes playing in a Bounce House (all proceeds will benefit the North Hills Community Outreach)

    5:45 p.m.
    • Homecoming Pre-Game Parade will begin.
    • The parade theme is “The Roaring Twenties” and will feature approximately a dozen floats.
    • The parade route will be around the North Allegheny Senior High School.
    • Homecoming Court Candidates and Organization Floats will be announced in the front of the school.

    7:30 p.m.
    • Homecoming Football Game (NA vs. Fox Chapel) will begin.
    • The full Homecoming Court will be presented at halftime followed by the crowning of this year’s King and Queen.

    Members of the Homecoming Court are all seniors and include:

    Senior Class: Casey Mrazik, Cole Constantino
    Junior Class: Shannon Duffy, Yanni Balouris
    Sophomore Class: Shannon Burnham, Martin Lazzaro
    Freshman Class: Stephanie Schwer, Paul Blendinger
    Chorus: Lizzie Pontiere, Bo Lamanna
    Band: Cassie Majewski, Ryan Muskal
    Forensics: Catherine Zhang, Jason Hu
    Student Council: Libby Roach, Garrett O’Toole
    NHS: Clare Tunney, Kevin Dougherty
    ROTC: Emily Heins, Kenny Swegman

    On Saturday, October 11, there will be two Homecoming Dances. The dance at North Allegheny Senior High School (NASH) for juniors and seniors will be held from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at the NASH dance. A separate dance will be held on Saturday at the North Allegheny Intermediate High School (NAI) for freshmen and sophomores from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

    The Homecoming events are sponsored, organized and managed by the Student Council at NASH and the Class Council at NAI. The two groups collaborate closely and invest a great deal of time, effort and creativity in this project. Ms. Fran Hawbaker and Mr. Kevin Zebley are the NASH Student Council Advisors. Ms. Rebecca Hulme, Ms. Janet Serdy, Mr. David Hawbaker and Ms. Charity Istone are the NAI Class Council Advisors.
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  • Board Meeting

    Posted by NASD at 9/29/2014
    BOARD MEETING - September 29, 2014

    AGENDA

    6:00 SPECIAL MEETING
    - Speakers (Voting Items)
    - Special Meeting Voting Items
    - Speakers (Non-agenda Items)
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