Wednesday, May 15, 2013
On Monday, the board approved a $63.7 million budget and lowered the millage rate.
Moon Area School Board voted Monday to decrease the real estate tax rate from 21.3 to 17.99 mills and adopt a $63.67 million budget for the 2013-14 school year. The new tax rate means that the property tax bill for a $155,000 home—the median value in the school district—will be $2,790, the (Beaver County) timesonline reports. According to the website, the 7,399 Moon and Crescent township property owners who filed Act 1 homestead exemption forms will have their tax bills reduced by $129.29 because of the distribution of state gambling revenues. Even with the lower millage rate, the school district will receive nearly the same level of revenue it did this year due to the changes in the Allegheny County property reassessments. Board member …
The NSF-funded program provides scholarships for students to earn math, science and technology degrees.
As a high school student researching colleges, Ashley Zacher knew all about Robert Morris University: her father, Tom, graduated from RMU in 1975. Still, she had in mind going somewhere a little farther away from her home in Plum. Until, that is, she learned about the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program, which RMU launched in 2009 with a grant from the National Science Foundation. The goal of the program was to recruit high achieving students from low-income backgrounds or groups underrepresented in math, science, and technology fields. Eligible students received a $6,000 scholarship each of their four years at RMU. The S-STEM Scholars also participated in a two-week math and science boot camp before …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Robert Morris University held its 88th commencement ceremony on Friday and Saturday.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald offered three pieces of advice to approximately 220 Robert Morris University students receiving their master’s and doctoral degrees Fitzgerald was the keynote speaker at Friday's commencement ceremony in the Sewall Center Arena on the Moon Township campus. On Saturday, May 11, approximately 500 students received bachelor’s degrees at RMU’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, where Bob Rogers, president of Development Dimensions International, was the keynote speaker. Patch congratulates the 2013 graduates.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Students qualify for World Finals; high school team also advances.
A team of Moon Area Middle School students have been named state champions with their first place win at the Odyssey of the Mind state tournament on April 13 in the Pocono Mountains. The team will move on to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. Fifth- and sixth-graders Jenna Puhalla, Riley Graham, Madison Foster, Olivia Estright, Anthony Testa, Alek Kuzniarski and Ashley Sefranek will compete with 800 teams from around the globe at the international competition at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI on May 22-25. Coached by Lisa Puhalla, Kelly Graham and Joy Foster, the team placed first in the Pet Division II portion of the competition at states to qualify. Additionally, the Moon Area High School (MAHS) team of …
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and DDI President Bob Rogers are keynote speakers for the events.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and DDI President Bob Rogers will be the keynote speakers at Robert Morris University’s 88th commencement ceremonies in the Sewall Center Arena at RMU’s Moon Township campus Fitzgerald will speak to approximately 220 students, who will receive master’s and doctoral degrees, at 4 p.m. Friday, May 10. On Saturday, May 11, approximately 500 students will receive bachelor’s degrees at RMU’s undergraduate commencement ceremony starting at 9:30 a.m. Rogers will be the keynote speaker and also will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Robert Morris. Rogers has overseen the day-to-day operations of Development Dimensions International, a global talent management company, since 1990. During…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Students at Propel Montour shared the action on YouTube.
Sometimes, you just have to cut loose. And that's exactly what these students at Propel Montour did! ___________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Get our email newsletter
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Nick Bulat recently had a kidney transplant and students responded with a fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation.
Moon Area High School and Middle School track-and-field members, along with other students and staff, participated in a benefit walk for retired middle school math teacher and current track coach Nick Bulat on Thursday. Bulat recently underwent a successful kidney transplant. The event raised more than $2,000, all of which was donated to the National Kidney Foundation in Bulat's name. ___________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Get our email newsletter
Friday, May 3, 2013
Champs Sports Network will sponsor the display following the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Sto-Rox high school baseball game.
Champs Sports Network will sponsor a post-game fireworks show Friday at the Youthtowne sports complex in Clinton, following the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and Sto-Rox baseball game. While there is no way to be sure, the show is said to be the first of its kind for WPIAL high school baseball. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic high school in Moon Township. "We are excited, the kids are excited, it should be a great event and something that goes well beyond the norm for a high school baseball game," Champs President Matt Farago said. The Chargers (11-2), ranked No.1 in Champs "Class-A" power rankings since the start of the season, could be going for a perfect section record against a struggling Sto-Rox squad. The first pitch is set…
Robert Morris basketball coach Andy Toole agreed on a three-year extension.
Robert Morris University basketball coach Andy Toole and the school's athletic director, Craig Coleman, have agreed on a contract extension through the 2017-18 season. Toole confirmed the agreement to the Post-Gazette after it was first reported by 93.7 The Fan. As a private school, Robert Morris did not release any financial details surrounding the contract. Toole had two years remaining on the five-year contract he signed in 2010, the P-G reports. In his three seasons as the Colonials' coach, Toole has compiled a 68-36 record. Last season, Robert Morris went to the National Invitation Tournament, where it beat Kentucky before losing to Providence in the second round. ___________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Events will take place at the new facility on Saturday and Sunday.
The Montour community is invited to the grand opening of the new Montour Athletic Center this weekend. The $17.14 million facility, which features a 360-degree indoor-arena that seats 1,500, as well as fitness rooms and sports offices, is located on the Clever Road campus of Montour High School. The facility also contains a pool, wrestling/cheerleading room and a golf center, according to Jason Burik, assistant to the superintendent. Construction on the facility began in December 2011. The grand opening celebration kicks off at 3 p.m. Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Here's a list of the activities that follow on Saturday and Sunday: Saturday, May 4: Sunday, May 5: ___________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter…