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  • NA Announces School Board Meetings in February

    Posted by NASD at 2/9/2016

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces dates the Board of School Directors will meet in February.

     

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016:

    • Education Committee from 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.
    • Work Session Meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be preceded by a Distinguished Achievement Award Ceremony.

     

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016:

    • Extra-Curricular Committee from 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.
    • Regular Meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.

     

    Each of the above listed meetings will be held in the Board Room of the Central Administration Offices located at 200 Hillvue Lane, McCandless Township.  The public is invited to attend all meetings.

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  • NA Announces In-Service Day

    Posted by NASD at 2/8/2016

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that there will be no classes on Monday, February 15, 2016.  This day has been designated as an In-Service day for teachers.  All classes will resume on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

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  • NAI to Present Murder Can Be Habit-Forming

    Posted by NASD at 2/8/2016

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that Murder Can Be Habit-Forming will be presented at North Allegheny Intermediate High School (NAI) on February 18, 19 and 20, 2016.

     

    Synopsis:

    When a busload of passengers is stranded by a blizzard in upstate New York, they find their way to an old mansion in the woods, now St. Mary’s Convent, where the Reverend Mother Mary Cecilia provides them lodging for the night.  Unfortunately, she soon realizes that among her guests is likely to be a serial killer known as ’the Mary Murderer’ whose victims are all named Mary!  Though most of the sisters have been stranded in Buffalo, the four nuns remaining with her all have the first name Mary, as do two of the women on the bus.  To add to the list of potential victims, one passenger is a flamboyant actress whose TV character is named Mary and another is a retired school teacher who was formerly...  you guessed it!...  a nun named Mary!  Before the night is over, the killer strikes!  Which person from the bus could be the Mary Murderer?  The college professor?  The newspaper columnist?  The bus driver?  Luckily, police detective Patrick McDougal was also on the bus and takes charge of solving the case.  Providing as many laughs as chills, Murder Can Be Habit Forming is a lighthearted mystery comedy that reveals the very human side of the nuns as they attempt to stay one step ahead of a killer. 

    All performances will be held in the NAI Auditorium as follows:   

    Wednesday, February 17 at 3:30 p.m. – Special Senior Citizen Performance*

    Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m.

    Friday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m.

    Saturday, February 20 at 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 February 17 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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  • NASH to Present Cinderella

    Posted by NASD at 2/8/2016

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that Cinderella will be presented at the North Allegheny Senior High School (NASH) in March.

    Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a contemporary take on a classic tale that you won’t want to miss!  Audiences will be delighted by all the traditional moments – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising twists! 

    All performances will be held in the NASH Auditorium, located at 10375 Perry Highway in Wexford, as follows:           
                            Tuesday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m. – Special Senior Citizen Performance*

    Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.

    Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m.

    Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.

    Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m.

                           

    Tickets are on sale now through ShowClix at: www.NAMusical.com.  Reserved seating is being sold for $16 (including all fees).

     

    The March 1 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 Superintendent to Host Coffee

    Posted by NASD at 2/8/2016

    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. Robert J. Scherrer, Acting Superintendent of Schools.  The Coffee is being held on Monday, February 29, 2016 at McKnight Elementary School, located at 500 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, beginning at 9:30 a.m

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  • The North Allegheny School District Announces Superintendent Search Focus Group Meeting Open to Public

    Posted by NASD at 2/4/2016

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the Board of School Directors is in the process of selecting a superintendent of schools and is seeking input from the community.

     

    The Board of School Directors has contracted the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) to conduct the search for the next Superintendent of Schools of the North Allegheny School District.   CCIU is conducting a Focus Group meeting for all interested community members. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experience and insight into the type of leader that the district will need to successfully educate students for the 21st century.  The Focus Group meeting will be held:

     

    • Date: Thursday, February 11
    • Time: 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
    • Place: CAO Board Room
    • Audience: Community-at-Large

     

    Please register* online at:  www.cciu.org/NorthAllegheny

     

    Please note: Registration is appreciated but not required. In the event of cancellation or rescheduling, participants who register will be notified via email/telephone

     

    The goals of the meeting are to:

    • Identify the qualities needed in a superior school leader;
    • Identify the strengths and skills essential for the next superintendent to demonstrate;
    • Identify key issues facing the district in the next five years that the superintendent will need to address; and,
    • Identify the obstacles to student achievement and the strategies the next superintendent will need to employ to overcome those obstacles.
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  • Board Meeting 1/27/16

    Posted by NASD at 1/27/2016

    Board Meeting - January 27, 2016

     

    Agenda

     

    6:00-6:50    BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE MEETING      

    7:00 REGULAR MEETING                           

    - Speakers (Agenda Items)

     - Voting Items

    - Speakers (Non-agenda Items)

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  • Ingomar Middle School Recognized as a ‘School to Watch’ in Pennsylvania

    Posted by NASD at 1/25/2016

    The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform has recognized Ingomar Middle School (IMS), located in the North Allegheny School District, on its highly selective list of 2016 Pennsylvania Don Eichhorn Schools: “Schools to Watch.” IMS is one of 35 middle schools in Pennsylvania and 400 schools nationwide selected for the honor.

     

    Through the Schools to Watch initiative, the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform identifies schools across the United States that meet the Forum’s criteria for high performance. This criteria defines high-performing schools with middle grades as ones that are:

    • Academically excellent and challenge all students to use their minds well
    • Sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence
    • Socially equitable, democratic and fair
    • Learning organizations that establish norms, structures and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory toward excellence.

     

    “We are proud to be a part of a supportive school community that is dedicated to working together with one primary goal:  help young people learn and grow.  It’s a tremendous responsibility and we seek to improve every day,” IMS Principal Heidi Stark said. “This award is a testament to these amazing students, as well as our incredibly dedicated teachers, staff and parents.”

     

    Selection was based on a written application that required schools to show how they met criteria developed by the National Forum. Schools that appeared to meet the criteria were then visited by site teams, which observed classrooms, interviewed administrators, teachers, students, and parents, and looked at achievement data, suspension rates, quality of lessons, and student work. 

     

    “The incredible passion for education coming from the students, teachers, staff and parents at Ingomar Middle School is inspiring to witness,” Acting Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Scherrer said. “Middle school is a critical time for students to grow into themselves. IMS not only recognizes that fact, but uses it as the reason for incorporating innovative, diverse opportunities for learning and growth into everyday student life.”

     

    Schools are recognized for a three-year period, and at the end of three years, they must demonstrate progress on specific goals in order to be re-designated. Unlike the Blue Ribbon recognition program, “Schools to Watch” requires schools to not just identify strengths, but to also focus on areas for continuous improvement; thus the three year re-designation.

     

    “We are pleased that our Schools to Watch program has shown that schools can meet high academic expectations while preserving a commitment of healthy development and equity for all students,” said Ericka Uskali, National Forum Executive Director. “These Schools to Watch are indeed special; they make education so exciting that students and teachers don’t want to miss a day. These schools have proven that it is possible to overcome barriers to achieving excellence, and any middle-level school in any state can truly learn from their examples,” Uskali said.

     

    The award with be officially presented at the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education Professional Development Institute in State College, Pa., on February 28, 2016.

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  • Board Meeting 1/20/16

    Posted by NASD at 1/20/2016

     

    Agenda

     

    6:00-6:50 BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

     

    7:00 SPECIAL MEETING/WORK SESSION

    - School Board Recognition

    - Entertainment

    - Mathematics Curriculum Review Update

    - Speakers (Voting Items)

    - Special Meeting Voting Items

    - Review of Board Folder

    - Speakers

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  • NA School Board to Meet Twice in January

    Posted by NASD at 1/13/2016

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the Board of School Directors will meet twice in January.

     

    The Board will hold a Special Meeting/Work Session on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, in the Board Room of the Central Administration Offices, 200 Hillvue Lane, McCandless Township, beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

     

    The School Board’s Regular Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 2016, and will also be held 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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