Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Chartiers Valley Colts will take on the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles today, Wednesday, May 15.
The Chartiers Valley Colts baseball team takes on the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles in the second round of playoffs today, Wednesday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m. The Colts won their first-round playoff game 2-1 in eight innings against the Bell Vernon Leopards. For more information about that game, see this article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Wednesday's game against the Golden Eagles will be at the Upper St. Clair Community Rec. Center on Mayview Road. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Chartiers Valley's grant-funded Digital Design Center puts a new spin on classrooms, and the classes taught there.
The classroom of the future isn’t far away, especially for students at Chartiers Valley High School. The school introduced a Digital Design Center this year, and it certainly looks different—soft chairs and round tables, colorful student artwork on the walls, design and video equipment not typically found in high schools. It’s the first year for the classroom, and for the Digital Arts Class it houses, and teachers say so far, both are paying off. “I feel a space like this can be a motivator in itself,” said Digital Arts teacher Chris McHugh. “This atmosphere has an effect on creativity. It’s a place people want to be because of the way it feels, with the understanding that there is serious work to be done.” The space is a move away from an…
Tell us which candidates you're backing in the May 21 primary.
Several newcomers will appear on the primary election ballot for Chartiers Valley Board of School Directors, and all candidates have cross-filed as Republicans and Democrats. There are four seats up for election, each with a four-year term. So, who are you voting for? And why? Tell your neighbors in the comments section below who the most qualified people are. The following candidates will appear on the ballot: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Chartiers Valley High School received seven Gene Kelly Award nominations for "9 to 5: The Musical."
Chartiers Valley High School students worked "9 to 5" during their musical performance in March, and their work has been noticed. The high school received seven Gene Kelly Award nominations for the March performance of "9 to 5: The Musical." The awards, sponsored by Pittsburgh CLO, recognize outstanding high school musical performances. Chartiers Valley High School was nominated for "9 to 5" in the following categories: To see a full list of schools nominated, see the nomination page on the Pittsburgh CLO website. Pittsburgh CLO’s 23rd Annual Gene Kelly Awards will be held at the Benedum Center on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 7:30pm. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with your school's colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching, and parents of high school seniors are already planning special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes novelties, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Eat'n Park has gotten into the act via SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's famous sugar cookies can be ordered online decked out in Chartiers Valley Colts colors. So, tell us in the comments box below: Where have you found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your Colt? Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, share your tips here! Like the …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Camp Invention starts June 17, and registration for the program through Chartiers Valley School District is open now.
Chartiers Valley School District, in conjunction with Invent Now, will offer the Camp Invention program this summer to children entering grades one through six. The weeklong program will immerse students in play activities intended to reinforce and supplement the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes the students take throughout the school year. Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world challenges and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills such as teamwork and creative problem solving as they rotate through four modules each day that disguise learning as fun. Camp Invention begins June 17, when Kim Saks and Ann Kern will direct a Geo-Quest program at Chartiers Valley Primary School. …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Chartiers Valley High School was temporarily evacuated Tuesday due to a strong gas smell from the chemistry labs. No injuries or illnesses were reported.
No injuries or illnesses were reported Tuesday morning after Chartiers Valley High School was temporarily evacuated. Chartiers Valley Director of Communications Kara Droney said students were working with gas burners in a chemistry lab when the smell became strong. As a precaution, the high school and middle school buildings were evacuated. Students were allowed to re-enter the building at 9:30 a.m. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Chartiers Valley students held a Digital Gaming Fair on Monday to showcase video games they designed and programmed themselves.
There was a day, not so long ago, when a computer game where birds crashed into little green pigs was just an idea. Many Chartiers Valley High School students probably have played that game, or similar ones. But it’s likely that few had set out to design a game of their own. That changed over the past school year, with the introduction of the Digital Art and Design class, and on Monday hundreds of students got to try their skills at computer games their classmates designed and built. “I’m always getting up on a soapbox and preaching that these things are tools,” said Digital Arts teacher Chris McHugh. “The tools are just things you can use, if you know how. If you make something mind-blowing, it’s because you did it.” The games are simple…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Christine Rose, a teacher at Holy Child Catholic School, was selected to receive the Golden Apple Award.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Tune in to hear the baseball game between the Chartiers Valley Colts and the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles on MSA Sports Network this afternoon.
Chartiers Valley will be featured this week on the MSA Sports Network. If you're tuning in today, Friday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m., you can listen to the baseball game between the Chartiers Valley Colts and the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles at Point Park University Field in Green Tree. The game will be broadcast at www.msasports.net by Don Rebel and Mike Azadian. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter