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  • Important Notice Regarding Special Education, Gifted Education and/or Service Agreement Records

    Posted by NASD at 7/21/2015

    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is alerting all alumni that after a period of at least six years, Special Education, Gifted Education and/or Service Agreement Records are no longer needed for the provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

    NASD alumni who graduated in the year 2009 or earlier are advised that their records are scheduled to be destroyed on August 24, 2015. Anyone who wishes to review their records prior to destruction should contact the Special Education and Pupil Services Office at 412-635-4109.

    Please note that this alert only pertains to alumni who received services through Special Education, Gifted Education and/or a Service Agreement while attending the NASD. Further, only the Special Education, Gifted Education and/or Service Agreement portion of the Student Records will be destroyed. The remainder of the student record will not be affected.

    Requests for Special and/or Gifted Education Records of students who graduated in 2009 or earlier will not be possible after August 24, 2015.

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  • North Allegheny School District Superintendent Extends Leave of Absence, Announces Retirement

    Posted by NASD at 7/16/2015

    Dr. Gualtieri    Dr. Scherrer

        Dr. Gualtieri           Dr. Scherrer

     

    At the July 15 School Board meeting, Board members approved an extended leave of absence and letter of resignation for Superintendent Dr. Raymond Gualtieri.

    Due to a health-related matter, Dr. Gualtieri has been on a leave of absence from the District since June 9. Dr. Gualtieri originally anticipated he would be able to return to the District in mid-August; however, due to his health-related matter, the Board approved an extension of his medical leave of absence from July 15, 2015 through Jan. 4, 2016. The Board also approved a severance agreement and mutual release between Dr. Gualtieri and the North Allegheny School District due to reasons of health and retirement.

    In addition, the Board also accepted Dr. Gualtieri’s letter of resignation for retirement purposes due to health reasons, effective Jan. 4, 2016 and appointed Dr. Robert Scherrer, Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Education, as the Substitute District Superintendent effective July 16, 2015 through Jan. 4, 2016.

    Dr. Gualtieri began his term as Superintendent of Schools for the North Allegheny School District on Aug. 1, 2011. During his tenure, Dr. Gualtieri made it his goal to maintain North Allegheny as a premier school district that provides a high-quality education to all students.

    Under his leadership, the District began the process of working toward enhanced physical security, which included the reinforcement of the District’s visitor entrance protocols and the addition of audio and video recording capabilities on school buses. Dr. Gualtieri also provided leadership as the District implemented its new Comprehensive Plan and the planning process for the one-to-one initiative that will eventually place a personal electronic device in the hands of every North Allegheny student.

    During his absence, the Administrative team has been working collaboratively, and in conjunction with Dr. Gualtieri, to continue the vital operations of the District.

    “Dr. Gualtieri will be missed by all of us here who have had the pleasure of working under his leadership for the last four years,” said Dr. Scherrer. “The North Allegheny School District is embarking on a number of new initiatives to help transform the learning environment for our students, and I consider it a privilege and an honor to work with such a dedicated and professional staff. Our families and community members do a tremendous job in working with us to help inspire excellence in academics, athletics, arts and activities for every student every day.”

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  • Board Meeting 7/15/15

    Posted by NASD at 7/15/2015

    NORTH ALLEGHENY BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS

    BOARD MEETING
    July 15, 2015

    AGENDA

    7:00 WORK SESSION/REGULAR MEETING

    - Speakers (Agenda Items)
    - Review of Board Folder
    - Voting Items
    - Speakers (Non-agenda Items)

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  • NA Board Appoints Assistant Principal for Ingomar Middle School

    Posted by NASD at 6/25/2015
    On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, the North Allegheny School District Board of School Directors voted to approve Mr. John Morey to serve as Assistant Principal for Ingomar Middle School. The effective date of appointment is August 1, 2015, pending release from his current employer.

    Mr. Morey began his career in education in 2000-2001 as a middle school social studies teacher in VA. Since 2005, he has served in a number of administrative positions in Ohio and Colorado. Mr. Morey is currently serving as the Assistant Principal of Oberon Middle School in Arvada, CO where he is responsible for 600 middle school students as well as working closely with counselors and teachers in the areas of student discipline, attendance and academic success. He serves as department liaison for both the science and math departments, maintains the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative and coordinates all state and district student assessments. In addition to Mr. Morey’s professional and administrative background, he has also received several performance awards including, most recently, an Integrity Award at Oberon Middle School in 2015.

    Mr. Morey received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University and his Social Studies teaching license from Edinboro University. In 2004, Mr. Morey completed his Master’s in Education in Educational Administration through Cleveland State University, where he also earned his PK-12 Principal Certification.
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  • Board Meeting 6/24/15

    Posted by NASD at 6/24/2015
    Board Meeting - June 24, 2015

    AGENDA

    6:15 EXECUTIVE SESSION

    7:00 REGULAR MEETING
    - 2015-2016 Final Budget Presentation
    - Speakers (Agenda Items)
    - Voting Items
    - Approval of 2015-2016 General Fund Budget
    - Speakers (Non-agenda Items)

    8:30 EXECUTIVE SESSION
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  • Board Meeting 6/17/15

    Posted by NASD at 6/17/2015
    BOARD MEETING
    June 17, 2015

    AGENDA

    7:00 SPECIAL MEETING/WORK SESSION
    - Speakers (Voting Items)
    - Special Meeting Voting Items
    - Comprehensive Plan Update (written)
    - Review of Board Folder
    - Speakers (Non-agenda Items)

    8:30 EXECUTIVE SESSION
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  • NA Junior Classical League Wins 18th Consecutive State Championship

    Posted by NASD at 6/16/2015
    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is proud to announce that the North Allegheny Junior Classical League (JCL) now holds eighteen consecutive State Championships. The NA JCL team, comprised of 98 students in grades 8–12, competed at the 64th annual Pennsylvania Junior Classical League State Convention. NA Students participated in every aspect of the competition which included athletic, artistic and academic events.

    In addition, all 3 NA Certamen (Quiz Bowl) Teams won 1st in the State. Team members were:

    Level I – Tess Christensen, Sebastian Immonen, Heya Lee and Prasheil Mandava
    Level II – Gunasheil Mandava, Remi Akindele, Julia Maruca and Allison Suddaby
    Advanced – Jason Hu, Ashwin Reddy, Zain Mehdi and James McGaa

    Special congratulations go to sophomore Gunasheil Mandava and junior Ashwin Reddy who both won the Overall Academic Award for earning the most amount of points on academic testing in the state (it was a tie). Ashwin Reddy also won the Individual Over¬all Champion Award for accumulating the most total points in the areas of academics, athletics, and creative and graphic arts. Sophomore Remi Akindele and junior Ashwin Reddy were elected to state level positions on the Pennsylvania Junior Classical League State Board for the 2015-2016 school year.

    Sponsors of the NA JCL team are Latin teachers Ms. Angela Bergen, Ms. Beth Block, Ms. Robyn Byrnes and Ms. Connie Ramsey.

    The National Junior Classical League (NJCL), established in 1936, is an organization for middle and high school students in classical courses. It is one of the largest academic youth organizations in the world. There are over 50,000 members in approximately 1,200 chapters, located in almost every state and in several foreign countries. Pennsylvania has 35 chapters consisting of 1,794 members. For more information on National Junior Classical League, visit their website at www.njcl.org.
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  • NASD Ranked #1 in PA and #4 in Nation for Best Sports Program

    Posted by NASD at 5/28/2015
    The North Allegheny School District (NASD) is proud to announce the release of the 2015 Niche School Districts with Best Sports Program Rankings, which places NASD at #1 in PA and #4 in the nation. More than 10,000 school districts nationwide met the necessary requirements to be included in their final ranking results.

    For their Best Sports rankings, Niche considered the following factors (and weight of each factor):

    • Survey Responses from parents and students (45%)
    • Number of interscholastic sports offered (20%)
    • Percentage of female athletes participating in interscholastic sports (15%)
    • Percentage of male athletes participating in interscholastic sports (15%)
    • Expenses per student (5%)

    Niche is a company founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students. The company was originally known as CollegeProwler.com. According to their website, it has since grown into one of the largest content startups in the country, dedicated uniquely 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. For more information about Niche and these ratings, please visit their website at: https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-school-districts/best-sports/s/pennsylvania/

    More about the NA Athletic Program
     
    The NASD Athletic Department has won the Management Science Associates Sports Cup Quad A Championship for the 12th consecutive year as the best overall athletic program in Western Pennsylvania. NASD offers the following options to students interested in athletics:

    Boys'Girls'
    Varsity Sports
    Junior Varsity Sports
    Freshman and Middle School Sports
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    23 
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    19
    23 
     
     As of today, North Allegheny School District’s 2014-2015 varsity athletes have accumulated 18 Section Titles, 6 WPIAL Titles and 2 PIAA Titles.
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  • NA Board Appoints Principal for Senior High School

    Posted by NASD at 5/28/2015
    On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the North Allegheny School District Board of School Directors voted to approve Mr. John Kreider to serve as Principal for North Allegheny Senior High School. The effective date of appointment is July 1, 2015.

    Mr. Kreider began his teaching career at the School District of Lancaster in Lancaster, PA as a Math Teacher from 1992-2000. In 2000, Mr. Kreider joined the staff in the North Hills School District as a High School Math Teacher. From 2004-2006, Mr. Kreider served as the Assistant/Associate Principal at the North Hills Junior High School and in 2006 became the Principal of North Hills Junior High School. In 2010, Mr. Kreider became the Principal of North Hills High School where he supervises over 145 staff members, 1,455 students, a $250K building budget and the Athletic Director with a $1.3M budget.

    In addition to Mr. Kreider’s professional and administrative background, he has also served as the Head Junior High Wrestling Coach and Head Junior Varsity Baseball Coach for the School District of Lancaster, and the Head Junior High Wrestling Coach and Assistant Junior Varsity Baseball Coach for North Hills School District.

    Mr. Kreider received his Bachelor of Science degree in Math Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1990. Mr. Kreider completed his Master’s in Education through the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his PK-12 Principal Certification, Superintendent letter of Eligibility, completed coursework for Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, and is currently enrolled in the School of Education Doctoral program.
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  • Board Meeting 5/27/15

    Posted by NASD at 5/27/2015
    BOARD MEETING
    May 27, 2015

    AGENDA

    6:15 EXECUTIVE SESSION

    7:00 DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (Carson Middle School)

    REGULAR MEETING (CAO Board Room)
    - Presentation on STEM Initiatives
    - Budget Discussion
    - Speakers (Agenda Items)
    - Voting Items
    - Speakers (Non-agenda Items)
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