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  • North Allegheny School District Hires Communications Firm

    Posted by NASD at 10/9/2015

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) decided to change its approach with communications and public relations and has hired a local firm to provide these services. On September 30, 2015, the North Allegheny Board of School Directors approved an agreement with Krakoff Communications, Inc. (KCI) for a suite of public relations, communications and graphic design services, effective October 1, 2015 through October 1, 2016.


    Under this agreement, KCI will have a professional on-site in the District at least 15 hours per week to collaborate on projects with the District’s Office of Communications and Development. In addition to the 15 hours per week on-site, the agreement calls for KCI to consult the District on media relations and communications while assisting with copywriting and graphic design for a number of publications including, but not limited to, the activities calendar, back-to-school newsletters, monthly issues of NA Tiger News and the Program of Studies.


    “By outsourcing instead of hiring full-time employees and paying benefits, we believe we are significantly reducing the overall costs for this function while maintaining the high level of quality and professionalism we expect,” Substitute Superintendent of Schools Robert Scherrer said. “By working with Krakoff Communications, we now have access to a number of professionals to provide communications strategy, copywriting, graphic design, media relations and other services at a cost that is a value for the District.”

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  • NA Announces In-Service Day

    Posted by NASD at 10/6/2015

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that there will be no classes on Friday, October 9, 2015.  This day has been designated as an In-Service day for teachers.  All classes will resume on Monday, October 12, 2015.

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  • NA Hall of Fame Inductees Named

    Posted by NASD at 10/6/2015

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the Hall of Fame Committee has named the Induction Class of 2015.  The inductees and special award recipients will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet being held on October 8, 2015.  The NA Hall of Fame Class of 2015 honorees will be:


    ·        Matt Butler (Football/Baseball – 2003)

    ·        Kathy Byrnes (Cross Country/Track – 1976)

    ·        Virginia Hetzel (Basketball/Cross Country/Track – 1985)

    ·        Morgan Howard (Field Hockey/Softball – 2005)

    ·        Nicole Lenart (Softball – 2005)

    ·        Ray Lewis (Football/Basketball/Track – 1997)

    ·        Gregg Otto (Basketball – 1965)

    ·        Randy Potter (Football/Swimming – 1980)

    ·        Gary Treser (Volleyball/Swimming – 1982)

    ·        Bill Turner (Soccer – 1992)

    ·         Tanja Wenzel Koller (Swimming – 1995) 


    In addition, the Hall of Fame Association will honor Ron and Pam Dassner with the Joseph Drazenovich Award for legendary service and George Guiley will be bestowed the Bob Miller Award for outstanding support of North Allegheny athletics.  Lou Meyer (Girls’ Basketball) will be given the Distinguished Coaching Service Award.

    The following 2014-2015 individual and team PIAA State Champions will also be acknowledged:


    • Girls Tennis Team
    • Boys Cross Country Team
    • Tina Li and Eugenia Lee - Girls Tennis Doubles
    • Jared Isaacs and Richard Hofmann - Boys Tennis Doubles
    • Jacqueline Du – 100 Backstroke
    • Jacqueline Du, Kayla Churman, Erin Kuhn  and Katie Wright – 200 Yard Medley Relay


    The 19th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:00pm at The Chadwick in Wexford.  Tickets are available in the North Allegheny Senior High School Athletic Office for $40 for Hall of Fame members or $45 for non-members.  Additional information may be obtained by contacting Bob Bozzuto, Athletic Director and Hall of Fame Chairman at 724-934-7238 or bbozzuto@northallegheny.org.

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  • NA Announces In-Service Day

    Posted by NASD at 10/6/2015

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that there will be no classes on Monday, October 26, 2015.  This day has been designated as an In-Service day for teachers.  All classes will resume on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

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  • NA School Board to Meet Once in October

    Posted by NASD at 10/6/2015

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the Board of School Directors will meet one time in October.  The Board will hold a Combined Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 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 10/6/2015

    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, Substitute Superintendent of Schools.  The Coffee is being held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Franklin Elementary School, located at 2401 Rochester Road, Sewickley, PA 15141, beginning at 9:30 a.m

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  • NA Students Recognized by the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation

    Posted by NASD at 10/6/2015

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) proudly announces that the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has recently recognized 53 students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition. 


    Congratulations to the following 21 students who have been named Semi-Finalists:


    Stephen Baime

    Thomas Bina

    Joie Feng

    Anna Iouchmanov

    Grace Jin

    Benjamin Klingensmith

    Jeewon Lee

    Sophia Lee

    Sarah Luo

    Jasmine Mahajan

    James McGaa

    Zain Mehdi

    Eric Mi

    Siddarth Narayan

    Ashwin Reddy

    Guanlin Ren

    Russell Ruffolo

    Keerthana Samanthapudi

    Kevin Stiles

    Andrew Xu

    Joe Zhao


    These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32 million that will be offered next spring.  To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semi-Finalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.  About 90 percent of the Semi-Finalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.


    Thirty-two more seniors have earned Commended status for placing among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students in the 2016 NMSC program.  Each of these students will receive a Letter of Commendation from the District and NMSC:


    Anagha Arunkumar

    Mohit Bhide

    Jason Brar

    Brittany Burmester

    Joseph Caulkins

    Sienna Chadran

    Derek Chen

    Nathaniel Chen

    Thomas Cwalina

    Andrew Fong

    Alec Ge

    Bryson Gull

    Kexin Hu

    Robert Kasper

    Caitlin Kelly

    Dharani Kotekal

    Tristyn Maalouf

    Casey Meyers

    Jack Mo

    John O’Sullivan

    Ahna Pearson

    Vibha Reddy

    Kristofer Robinson

    Stephen Savchik

    Ashvath Sekhar

    Joshua Shaw

    Michael Struk

    Nila Suresh

    James Vinski

    Samuel Wenzel

    Elaine Xu

    Jack You



    The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. The program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.  High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.


    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation will announce the 2016 Merit Scholarship recipients next spring.  For more information, contact the North Allegheny Senior High School Counseling Office at 724-934-7224.

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  • NAI to Present The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    Posted by NASD at 10/6/2015

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be presented at North Allegheny Intermediate High School (NAI) on October 22 and 24, 2015.

    Award winning playwright Joseph Robinette, faithfully recreates the wonderful world of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tells the story of a life and death struggle for control of Narnia. It’s a heroic tale of love, faith, courage, giving and the triumph of good over evil. This show is suitable for audiences of all ages. 

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

                Wednesday, October 21 at 3:30 p.m. – Special Senior Citizen Performance*

                Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.

                Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 24 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 October 21 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 Student Assistance Program Hosts Community Seminar

    Posted by NASD at 10/6/2015

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) Student Assistance Program is sponsoring their annual Fall Community Connections Seminar on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, from 7–9:00 p.m.  The location of the seminar will be Marshall Middle School which is located at 5145 Wexford Run Road in Wexford.  This timely and informative seminar is geared for parents/guardians of students in grades 6–8 (adults only) and is open to the community free of charge. 


    The topic of the session will be:

    Computer Technology in Our Schools:  Helping Students Navigate the

    Web & Social Media Effectively, Safely & Responsibly


    NASD staff members, representatives from local law enforcement and an agent with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office will present on the importance of digital citizenship and cyber safety matters. 

    This seminar is being offered to assist parents as they are teaching their children about making responsible choices with technology and social media. 


    Community Connections Seminars are sponsored twice a year to build stronger relationships with our parents and provide information and tools to help them address the real issues of parenting in today’s world. For more details about the October seminar call 724-934-7260.

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  • Board Meeting 9/30/15

    Posted by NASD at 9/30/2015




    7:00 REGULAR MEETING                  

    - Speakers (Agenda Items)

    - Voting Items

    - Speakers (Non-agenda Items)

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