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.
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is proud to announce that 43 members of North Allegheny’s DECA chapter (An Association of Marketing Students) traveled to Hershey, PA to participate in the 64th Annual State Career Development Conference. This year’s conference was the largest ever with more than 2,000 students competing in a number of different events including Marketing Research, Financial Services, Restaurant & Food Service Marketing, and Sports & Entertainment Marketing.
Two NASD students won top awards and qualified to compete at the upcoming DECA International Career Development Conference being held in Orlando, Florida in April where attendance is anticipated to be in excess of 16,000. James McGaa placed 1st in Principles of Finance and Shreyas Vasudevan placed 2nd in Quick Serve Restaurant Management.
Seven students received overall finalist awards: Teddy Egnaczyk, Martin Lazzaro, Alaina Rodi, Baela Savioz and the team of Mollie Benvenuto, Carlye Mitnick, and Lexi Winkles.
Eleven NA students were presented medallions for top scores on their role play performance, or their written test: Anthony DiRienzo, Stephanie Ebbert, Teddy Egnaczyk, Kaitlyn Fukus, Zach Kautzman, Martin Lazzaro, James McGaa (double winner), Alaina Rodi, Baela Savioz, Ash Sekhar and Shreyas Vasudevan.
DECA is the only Career and Technical student organization operating to attract young people to careers in business and marketing. There are 62 DECA chapters in Pennsylvania, with a total membership greater than three thousand students, alumni, teachers, and business professionals.
NA Students Distinguish Themselves with Outstanding Performance on the National German Exams
Posted by NASD at 3/12/2015
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) proudly announces that 42 North Allegheny high school students medaled in the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) National German Exam.
There were seven students who earned Gold Medals by scoring at the 90th percentile and above. They are: Allison Frank, Alexander Giorgetti, Mark Hartigan, Benjamin Radock, Alaina Rodi, Nicholas Swensen and Megan Wadas.
There were twenty students who earned Silver Medals by scoring between the 80th and 89th percentiles. They are: Nathaniel Chen, Nikhil Cherukupalli, Elspeth Cunningham, Robert Grumski, Yara El-Khatib, Gabrielle Herbert, Nur Iren, Morgan Lauer, Erica McNatt, Ascanio Montemaggi, Joshua Morgan, Jack O’Sullivan, Ahna Pearson, Mary Pitz, Ashvath Sekhar, Luke Slotterback, Sawyer Smith, Lucie Waller, Yasmine White and Michael Whitehurst.
In addition, nine students: Brianna Clark, Ning Chen, Abhilash Dhanvada, Amanda Gould, Kathryn Graham, Ashish Kamath, Sarthak Mattagajasingh, Russell Ruffolo and Everett Ziegenfuss were each awarded Bronze Medals for scoring between the 70th and 79th percentiles.
The American Association of Teachers of German, Inc. (AATG) has been sponsoring a National Testing Program for over forty years. The American Association of Teachers of German, founded in 1926, is the only national individual membership organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the language, literature, and culture of German-speaking countries. They give an annual achievement test for high school students, in which roughly 25,000 students participate each year. You can learn more about the AATG by visiting their website at http://www.aatg.org/.
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is proud to announce that a team of NA high school students recently participated in the regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl where they won Second Place by besting teams from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky.
The team, coached by Ms. Cris Ruffolo, consisted of: Sean Geiger, Gunasheil Mandava, Rahul Rao, Russell Ruffolo and Joe Zhao.
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is a national, high school science competition sponsored by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program that is managed by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Washington, D.C. It uses a quiz-bowl format, with lockout buzzers and extended team challenge questions to test students on their knowledge of oceanography. This includes the subjects of biology, chemistry, geology, geography, social science, technology, and physics. The annual competition was started in 1998 with the goal of increasing knowledge of the ocean among high school students and, ultimately, magnifying the public understanding of ocean research.