Friday, April 12, 2013
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 …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Montour School District is in talks to re-sign superintendent Donald Boyer.
Members of the Montour School Board agreed to begin contract negotiations with district Superintendent Donald Boyer. Following an executive session, board members on March 21 authorized district solicitor Donald Palmer to begin talks with Boyer for a new contract Boyer's current agreement with the district expires later this year. He served as superintendent on an interim-basis from July to Sept. 2010. In September 2010, he was hired as superintendent. The board will hold a special meeting on April 4 to consider the matter. --- Like Robinson-Moon Patch on Facebook
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Montour School District will host the official opening of the new Montour Athletic Center on May 4 and 5.
The Pittsburgh Steelers Footballers basketball team will take part in dedication events for the new Montour Athletic Center. Montour school board members voted to designate May 4 and 5 as the dates for a weekend-long opening ceremony for the $17.14 million facility, which features a 360-degree indoor-arena that seats 1,500, as well as fitness rooms and sports offices. The Pittsburgh Steelers basketball team, a charity organization comprised of members of the Steelers' roster, will play members of the senior class and basketball team during an evening game on May 4. Superintendent Donald Boyer said the district is now negotiating an appearance fee for the team. A cost of the event was immediately available. Boyer said the district is …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Could you answer these questions?
Students from more than 20 school districts convened at Baldwin High School on Friday to answer questions from a de facto American civics test that, hopefully, the rest of us would do just as well on. And some of the more than 300 students at the event did so well on the test that they walked away as champions of the first-ever regional "America Bowl." The competition—the brainchild of J.E. Harrison Middle School language arts teacher Daniel Shaner—was organized by the Baldwin-Whitehall School District's Gifted Program and pitted teams of four students apiece at both the elementary- and middle-school levels against one another. Students answered questions in group and individual formats (with time restrictions) and combined their scores to…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Moon beats Montour in an 8-to-3 matchup.
High school hockey players are not supposed to play a game with a heavy heart, but there was no way to avoid that on Thursday night, when Moon beat Montour, 8-3. The game opened as both teams joined for a moment in silence for the late younger brother of Montour goaltender Brandon Heitzenrater. Moon head coach Craig Bioni said both teams were in pain during the game—senior night for the Tigers. “A lot of these guys know each other from Moon and Montour,” Bioni said. “It was a sad night for us also.” Nine seniors played their final home game for Moon (6-0 division, 10-6-3 overall), which dominated on home ice and clinched a first-round bye in the Class AA Penguins Cup. Montour (0-6 division, 1-18 overall) finished its season Thursday. Moon …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Former Montour football coach Peter Wagner Jr. steps into his new role at Baldwin High School.
Peter Wagner Jr. became the newest head coach of the Baldwin High School football program on Wednesday night, and if the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board's vote on his hiring is any indication, Wagner will—rightly or wrongly—have something to prove. Three board members voted against hiring Wagner—six voted for him—and that was after B-W School District administration recommended somebody else for the job. Coincidentally enough, that somebody else is somebody whom Wagner is very familiar with—Greg Perry, who was the head coach at Seton-La Salle Catholic High School in Mt. Lebanon for the past eight seasons and an assistant coach at Seton-La Salle for the 11 seasons prior to that, including the entirety of Wagner's high school playing career. …
Tickets go on sale today for the game.
Tuesday, February 19
Tickets for the Montour boys basketball team's fifth consecutive run at the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs are available today. Tickets will be sold today in the high school cafeteria during all three student lunches, according to information from the district. The team will play Ambridge tonight at Moon Area High School. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults. No student tickets will be sold at the game.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A former Montour volleyball coach will lead Moon Area's program.
The Moon Area School District has hired former Montour coach Samuel Woods to lead its boys and girls volleyball program. Woods served as an assistant coach for the Montour School District for eight years, overseeing both the boys and girls teams, said high school Prinicipal Barry Balaski. Woods' hire was approved unanimously during by Moon Area School Board members. "Thank you all for the opportunity," Woods said when addressing the board. "I'm very excited and I'm going to make the most of this."
Friday, February 1, 2013
Take a look at upcoming games for the winter season.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Columnist Gab Bonesso did not attend her Montour class reunion last month. However, she did attend a high school reunion of sorts ...
On the Friday night following Thanksgiving I skipped my Montour High School reunion. I was in town, I had zero plans for the night but I still didn’t go. Why? Probably because as an adult I finally know myself. I know that while I love the idea of a high school reunion, actually showing up sounds horrible. This has nothing to do with my former classmates. They’re great. I just hate social gatherings in general. I’m a bit of a recluse. Back in the day I didn’t hang out with the students unless I was performing with them (i.e. soccer games, the school musical, or band concerts). I only went to two dances—prom and homecoming. That was mostly for my mom because I thought she deserved a “normal” daughter for a change. I’m an extrovert and a …