200 Hillvue Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Program awards high schools that help to keep young athletes safe
North Allegheny School District is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School First Team award for its Athletic Department. This award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.
The NATA is a national membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. This year, the NATA awarded the Safe Sports School First Team award to 309 schools nationwide.
“We remain committed to the health and welfare of young athletes in competitive sports,” said NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC. “This award recognizes the contributions and commitment of schools across the country that are implementing safe sports policies and best practices to ensure athletes can do what they love best and have the appropriate care in place to prevent, manage and treat injuries should they occur.”
North Allegheny Athletic Director Robert Bozzuto said, “We are honored to receive the Safe Sports School First Team recognition from NATA, and are committed to keeping student athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health. We strive to provide the highest safety standards for student athletes.”
Criteria to achieve Safe Sport School status includes:
For more information please visit: www.athletictrainers.org.
About NATA: National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) – Health Care for Life & Sport
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 39,000 members of the athletic training profession. Visit www.nata.org.
The North Allegheny School District was ranked as the 7th Best School District in America by the 2016 Niche K-12 National Rankings, up from #9 in last year’s rankings.
Niche is a company founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students and was originally known as College Prowler. It is dedicated 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.
Niche’s annual K-12 national rankings provide a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience of a school district, taking into account key factors such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, and reviews from students and parents. At the time of calculation, Niche’s database contained records for 12,153 school districts.
North Allegheny was the only school district in Western Pennsylvania to be ranked in the top 45 of the national Best School Districts list. The District also ranked in the top 10 nationally in subcategories for Best Sports (#6) and Best Teachers (#7). When evaluating the approximately 140 districts in the Pittsburgh metro area, North Allegheny secured the #1 ranking in the following categories: Best School Districts, Best Places to Teach, Best Academics, Best Teachers, Best Extracurriculars, College Readiness, Best Sports and Best Food.
Individual schools within the District were also recognized in the rankings:
“While North Allegheny consistently ranks highly on other national and state evaluations, the Niche rankings are unique in their assessment of the full North Allegheny experience,” Dr. Robert Scherrer, Substitute Superintendent, said. “We are especially proud of this ranking because it looks beyond test scores and takes into account hundreds of reviews collected from our students and parents.”
To view the District’s full list of rankings, visit: https://k12.niche.com/d/north-allegheny-school-district-pa/. Rankings for individual schools can be viewed by searching the name of the school on the Niche website.
For more information on Niche’s methodology for determining their rankings, visit: https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-school-districts/best-overall/methodology/.
BOARD MEETING - November 18, 2015
7:00 REGULAR MEETING
- Speakers (Agenda Items)
- Enrollment and Facilities Report
- Capital Funding Plan
- Voting Items
- Speakers (Non-agenda Items)
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is proud to announce that the North Allegheny Senior High School has been selected as a 2016 GRAMMY Signature School semifinalist. High schools from across the country were polled for the selection process and only 119 (less than 1%) were chosen for this honor.
Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.
The selection process for GRAMMY Signature Schools begins each year in August when the GRAMMY Foundation mails notification to public high schools from districts large and small, urban, suburban and rural, requesting information about each school's music program. Applications are completed and submitted online in October.
In mid-March 2016, the GRAMMY Foundation will announce the finalists for the GRAMMY Signature Schools program. These schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant ranging from $1,000 up to $6,000 to benefit their music program.
More information about the GRAMMY Signature Schools program can be found at the following website: www.grammyintheschools.com.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the North Allegheny School District Board of School Directors voted to approve Ms. Erin Crimone to the position of Assistant Principal at Carson Middle School. The effective date of appointment is dependent upon release from her current employer.
Ms. Crimone began her teaching career as a Middle School English Teacher for the Keystone Oaks School District in 2003. In August 2011, she was appointed Assistant to the Principal at Keystone Oaks Middle School. Ms. Crimone accepted the High School Unit Principal position at Mt. Lebanon High School, in the Mt. Lebanon School District in August 2012. Serving as Unit Principal, Ms. Crimone was responsible for direct supervision of one-third of the student population, was the liaison to Parkway Technical School, Coordinator of Alternative Education Programs, 9th Grade Transition Coordinator, English Department Supervisor, SPROUT Grant Writing Team Member, Middle States Accreditation Coordinator and she handled Foreign Student Admissions.
In addition to Ms. Crimone’s professional and administrative background, she has also served as a basketball, cross country, track and volleyball coach during her tenure at Keystone Oaks.
Ms. Crimone received her Bachelor of Science degree in English/Communication Education and Bachelor of Arts in English from Penn State University in 2002. She completed her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 2007, received her Principal K-12 Certification in 2010, and received her Supervisor of Curriculum certification in 2011, all from Gannon University. Ms. Crimone obtained her Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from California University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and is currently working on her Doctor of Education at the University of Pittsburgh.
November 11, 2015 Board Meeting
6:00 EXECUTIVE SESSION
7:00 DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
SPECIAL MEETING/WORK SESSION
- Approve Special Meeting Voting Item
- Community Relations
- Review of Board Folder
- Speakers (Non-agenda Items)
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that Noises Off will be presented at the North Allegheny Senior High School (NASH) in November.
Noises Off, a play in three acts by Michael Frayn, is a wild play within a play which focuses on the insanity of preparing a production for the stage. One of the stars of the show is the set that revolves 360 degrees! The wonderful humor of this original and ingenious plot line is derived from the familiarity gained through dramatic irony; once the audience gleans both the plot and the characters from Act One, insanity takes its course as the audience shares in the humor of a cast stumbling and stammering through several performances.
All performances will be held in the NASH Auditorium as follows:
Tuesday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m. – Special Senior Citizen Performance*
Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m.
NASH is located at 10375 Perry Highway in Wexford. Reserved seating is being sold for $12 adults and $10 students (including all fees) through ShowClix at: www.showclix.com/event/NASHFallPlay.
Tickets may also be purchased at the NASH Box Office between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on the following dates: November 9, 11, 13, 16 and 18. (NASH students may purchase tickets during lunch.) All tickets will be $12 at the door.
* The November 10 Senior Citizen performance is free to NA Gold Card members.
For information about the NA Gold Card Program call 412-369-5445.
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that the Board of School Directors will meet twice in November.
The Board will hold a Special Meeting/Work Session on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in the Board Room of the Central Administration Offices, 200 Hillvue Lane, McCandless Township. This meeting will be preceded by a Distinguished Achievement Award Ceremony which will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The School Board’s Regular Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2015, and will also be held in the Board Room of the Central Administration Offices, beginning at 7:00 PM.
The public is invited to attend all meetings.
North Allegheny School District (NASD) announces that all schools will be closed on Thursday, November 26 through Monday, November 30, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Schools will resume classes on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is proud to announce that the District’s Marcia Martin Unity/ Diversity Committee is set to sponsor “Celebration of Us,” an inaugural diversity event for the community, on November 19 at Ingomar Middle School from 6-8 p.m.
“Celebration of Us” is the first community event of this scale for the Marcia Martin Unity/Diversity Committee, which in the past has focused on promoting diversity in North Allegheny schools through bullying prevention initiatives and the annual “Diversity Expression” art contest.
“We want to extend the work we do in our schools to families in the area and build partnerships with community groups,” Amanda Mathieson, Principal of Hosack Elementary School and Chair of the Marcia Martin Unity/Diversity Committee, said. “Becoming culturally responsive requires a shared vision and shared efforts in those partnerships.”
“Celebration of Us” will feature performances from a variety of dance and chorus groups, exhibit tables from North Allegheny student groups and community organizations, and multiple food truck vendors.
The event’s keynote speaker is Tara Sherry Torres, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Café Con Leche, an organization that creates neighborhood-based spaces for Latinos to connect in Pittsburgh.
“Tara’s story is an inspiration to anyone who is seeking the space to embrace their culture,” Mathieson said. “What Tara has created with one aspect of cultural awareness is similar to what we hope to accomplish at North Allegheny.”
The committee hopes “Celebration of Us” will be the beginning of an annual tradition that encourages and empowers students and community members to become more culturally responsive.
“The message in the past regarding diversity was always tolerance,” Mathieson said. “In a strong community, the message needs to be more focused on awareness, acceptance and celebration of the many wonderful ways that we are all different.”