Friday, May 3, 2013
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…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Six 45-minute sessions will deal with budget, the Whale Done! Program, helping children succeed, trends in teen drug/alcohol use, Internet safety and Common Core Curriculum.
Moon Area School District will host a public Town Hall Meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Moon Area High School. Moon Area administrators, staff and other professionals will offer their expertise on frequently asked-about topics. There will be six 45-minute sessions to choose from during three different time periods. 6-6:45 p.m. 7-7:45 p.m. 8-8:45 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The seven-day fundraising drive needs 300 donations by midnight April 30.
Robert Morris University has launched a fundraising initiative that seeks to raise 300 donations in seven days. RMU 300 could unlock $50,000 in donations to help needy students at the university if 300 donations are made before midnight April 30. Funds support the Student Emergency Fund, which has been used over the years to help students purchase textbooks, pay for car repairs and new clothes for a job interview, and even to cover student travel expenses to visit sick loved ones. The minimum donation is $10. As of Thursday night, 119 donors had given nearly $3,000.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
U.S. News and World Report's annual high school rankings are out and neither Moon Area nor Montour are ranked.
Montour High School and Moon Area High School are unranked in U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of America's best high schools released on Tuesday. The number one high school in Pennsylvania is Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia. Nearby Mt. Lebanon and Quaker Valley school districts ranked in the top 15. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams; rankings also take into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to a release from U.S. News. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare…
Friday, April 12, 2013
The dance takes place at 7 p.m. tonight.
Moon Area High School students will celebrate prom this year at the Hyatt Pittsburgh International Airport. For students, the dance begins at 7 p.m. Promenade, open to both parents and members of the public, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Moon Area High School Auditorium. District spokeswoman Megan Edwards said the theme for this year's dance is "vintage." -- Are you going to attend the promenade? Snap a photo of the fete and upload it to the gallery on this article. Just log into Patch and click the 'upload photos and videos' button.
Teachers from the neighboring school districts were remembered
Teachers from the Moon and Montour school districts have been recognized as a part of Barnes & Nobles effort to honor local educators. Montour High School faculty members Mrs. Tobin, Mrs. Foxwell, Mrs. Benson and Mr. Byrom will be awarded as winners on April 16 for the book store's "My favorite teacher contest." Students who wrote essays in favor of the teachers will also be recognized at the event, hosted at the Barnes & Noble store at Settlers Ridge in Robinson. Moon Area School District teachers were also recognized by Barnes & Noble. High school teachers Christopher D'Eramo, Shawn Welsh and Edwin Bamford; middle school teachers Nancy Custeau, Brooke Covington and Monica Zajicek; Bon Meade Elementary teachers Karen Ritter and …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Parents are invited to attend the question-and-answer session on April 30 at the high school.
Moon Area School District officials will tackle frequently asked questions during a town hall meeting at the district's high school. The event will be held from 6 to 8:45 p.m. April 30. The town hall meeting will be split into 45-minute sessions, where administrators and other professionals will answer questions that they commonly field from parents and members of the community. Subject matters will include: Administrators speaking at the meeting include assistant supertintendent Cynthia Zurchin, director of financial services Alan Bennett, Allard principal Caroline Johns and district assistant curriculum director Kim Prevost. View the document above for more information on the event.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Allegheny County Safe Driving Committee held the fourth annual Teen Safe Driving Competition.
A Cornell student was awarded first place and a Moon student was named a runner up in the fourth annual Teen Safe Driving Competition. The contest sponsored by the Allegheny County Safe Driving Committee was held Tuesday at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale. The Allstate Foundation provided the prize money through a grant partnership with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. In addition to a written safety-knowledge exam, students were judged on perceptual assessment and a driving skills test. Pennsylvania State Police; Allegheny County Police; state and county officials; and other safety stakeholders judged the event. Students from 10 area school districts competed for the prizes. Other participating schools included …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Winners have the opportunity to compete in the statewide competition in May in Camp Hill with more than $9,000 in scholarships at stake.
Students from Moon Area and Cornell are set to compete today against other districts for more than $2,000 in prizes and the chance to showcase their driver safety knowledge and skills. PennDOT, in cooperation with The Allstate Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the Allegheny County Safe Driving Committee, will host the "2013 Allegheny County Teen Safe Driving Competition" from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today, April 9, at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale. Other participating school districts include Bethel Park, Chartiers Valley, Keystone Oaks, Northgate, North Allegheny, Riverview, Shaler and Sto-Rox. Winners have the opportunity to compete in the statewide competition in May in Camp Hill with more than $9,000…