Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Scroll down to see the unofficial election results from the May 21, 2013 Primary.
The results of the primary election are in and there are a few local upsets in the race municipal, school board and county council seats on the Democratic and Republican tickets. Incumbent Matt Drozd lost the race for the Republican nomination to the District 1 County Council seat to challenger Thomas J. Baker, who captured 53 percent of the Republican vote to Drozd's 47 percent. Montour School Board President Ronald William Smith lost on both the Republican and Democratic tickets to challenger Darryl Young for the Region 1 seat, virtually assuring Young the seat in the fall general election. Both candidates had crossfiled. In Robinson Township, Republicans Patrick J. O'Leary, Michael J. Malinsky and Joel B. Slessinger will face off …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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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.
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.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Pittsburgh Business Times includes the neighboring school districts on its ranking of top area schools.
Both the Montour and Moon Area school districts have ranked among the top schools in Allegheny County based on PSSA scores. Moon landed at number 16 on the list; Montour was ranked 26. The Pittsburgh Business Times develops the ranking based on three years of PSSA test scores in math, reading and science. View the full story here. Here are this year's top five in Western Pennsylvania:
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The new administrator will replace outgoing technology director Christopher Hatty on an interim basis.
The Moon Area School District has hired Brian Campbell as acting technology director for the district. Campbell's hiring is effective April 8. He replaces former director Christopher Hatty. The school's technology department has been outsourced to the firm Questeq, a technology outsourcing provider for schools, since 2009. The district announced Campbell's hiring on Wednesday. Campbell most recently served as the as the technology director for the Woodland Hills School District in Pittsburgh and as the tech coordinator for the Richmond Heights School District in Ohio, according to the district.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Dr. Cynthia R. Zurchin begins effective July 1.
The assistant superintendent of the Moon Area School District is leaving to take on a new role. Dr. Cynthia R. Zurchin of Sewickley has been elected as the new superintendent of schools in the Ambridge Area School District, effective July 1. The school board approved a four-year contract with Zurchin and a $135,000 annual salary at the March 20 meeting. She replaces Dr. Erwin Weischedel who served as Ambridge's superintendent for the past five years. Zurchin received her bachelor's degree in education, masters in education and doctorate in education from Duquesne University. Before becoming assistant superintendent in Moon, she previously served in teaching and administrative capacities in the Pittsburgh Public Schools at the elementary, …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The concert takes place at 2:30 p.m. today at Moon Area High School.
The top student vocalists from across the region will take part in today's Pennsylvania Music Educator Association's all-state choral festival. "It's really the cream of the crop performing," said Moon choral teacher Lori Cole. "It's some of the most talented students in the region." More than 500 students from Western Pennsylvania auditioned to take part in the choral festival—170 students made the final cut. Cole said 10 Moon Area High School students were selected to sing in the event. Another 16 have been added to the choral ranks because Moon is the host school, Cole said. The event takes place at 2:30 p.m. today at the Moon Area High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Cole said today's performance will …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Follow the wrestlers' bracket in real-time through Saturday.
Two Moon Area School District youth wrestlers compete today in the Pennsylvania state championships. Students Nathan Barcaskey and Nick Acuna today will vie against wrestlers from across the state in the Harrisburg competition. "They've been preparing for this all year," said Coach Martin Acuna. "They're nervous, but they're ready." Barcaskey and Acuna advanced to the state finals following a March 17 qualifier at Shaler High School. Wrestlers from 52 area school districts took part in the Shaler competition. Only the top two wrestlers from the qualifying competition advance to the state finals. Barcasky placed first in the 14 and younger, 167-pounds weight division. Acuna placed second in the 12 and younger, 100-pounds division. Moon…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
A box and engraved keepsake were found at the site of the former Moon Area Middle School, which is now under demolition.
Crews recently discovered a stone block at the site of the former Moon Area Middle School, which is now under demolition. The box contains a wooden key, engraved with the names of members of the Moon Area High School's 1954 Key Club, said district spokeswoman Megan Edwards. View photos of the key and box above. The former middle school was constructed in 1954, the same year it opened as the district's first custom-built high school. The building was closed at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, after the opening of the district's newly renovated middle school facility, which had prior served as its high school. The vacated building served as Moon's high school until 1989.