Saturday, May 25, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with the school colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching and parents of high school seniors are already planning the special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes a novelty, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Even Eat'n Park has gotten in the act with SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's smiling sugar cookie can be ordered online decked out in the Moon Area or Montour school colors. So, tell us in the comments box below where your have found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your Tiger or Spartan. Or, if you have a idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, feel free …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Donna K. Milanovich announced she will retire in June. The board also lowers the property tax rate from 21.3 to 17.9977 mills in the preliminary budget.
Moon Area Superintendent Donna K. Milanovich will retire June 28 after 38 years in education. Milanovich started as a second-grade teacher in Moon. She also served as the chief administrator with the Baldwin-Whitehall School District before returning to Moon as superintendent in 2007, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. In 2011, the board awarded Milanovich a five-year contract ending in 2017. (See attached PDF.) In other business last week, the school board adopted a preliminary budget that would lower the property tax rate for residents of Moon and Crescent townships from 21.3 to 17.9977 mills. The proposed decrease would offset increased revenues from the Allegheny County reassessment, according to the Post-Gazette. Taxpayers who own a…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
See who the candidates are in Moon, Robinson and Crescent townships, as well as Moon Area and Montour school boards.
The primary election takes place tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) for municipal and school board seats. For details about polling places, times and the Voter ID Law, click here. Here are the local candidates: CRESCENT TOWNSHIP Tax Collector R- Karri A. Griffith D – Judy Withee Commissioner at large, 1 seat R- Karen Patton D – Todd K. Miller Commissioner, 4-year term, 1 seat R – Diane Cvengros and Peggi Schofield D – Mark D. Schukart MOON TWP. Tax Collector R – Catherine L. Tress D – Eugene A. Casasanta Auditor, 6-year term, one seat R – Sally L. Cross D – none Supervisor, 6-year term, two seats R – James C. Scott …
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