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
Notes from the April 23 Chartiers Valley School Board meeting.
The Chartiers Valley School Board held a regular public meeting April 23 to vote on a number of items of school district business. During that meeting, several resignations, as well as appointments, were made in the athletics department. The board formally accepted the resignation of Spencer Stefko as head varsity girls basketball coach. Stefko submitted his resignation to Chartiers Valley’s athletic director Frank Vulcano Jr. on April 12. The resignation is effective immediately. To read more on this topic, click here. In addition, the board formally accepted the resignation of Mike Macy, assistant varsity wrestling coach, effective immediately and hired Anthony Poletti as assistant football coach for the 2013-14 school year for a stipend…
U.S. News and World Report's annual high school rankings are out and Chartiers Valley High School didn't make the list.
Chartiers Valley Senior High School is unranked in U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of America's best high schools released this week. The number one high school in Pennsylvania is Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia. Nearby Upper St. Clair High School ranked No. 7 and Mt. Lebanon High School ranked No. 11. 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 …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Pennsylvania primary is May 21.
Several newcomers will appear on the primary election ballot for Chartiers Valley School Director, and all candidates have cross-filed as both Republican and Democrat. The Pennsylvania primary will be held on May 21. The following candidates are vying for four seats, each with a four-year term: Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Chartiers Valley School District is looking for community members with engineer and architectural backgrounds to join a volunteer advisory team.
The Chartiers Valley School District is looking for community members with engineering or architectural background to join a volunteer advisory team that will begin meeting in June. The team will help district officials review the findings and recommendations of Architectural Innovations, following an architectural and engineering study of Chartiers Valley district facilities. District Superintendent Brian White released the following letter last week, with information on the formation of the team and how to apply: Dear Members of the Chartiers Valley Community: This fall, the Board of School Directors hired Architectural Innovations to conduct an architectural and engineering study of our facilities at Chartiers Valley. Based on their …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The public is invited to attend a number of events by Chartiers Valley students this week and next.
Chartiers Valley students will participate in a number of concerts and art shows this week and next, and the public is invited to attend all of them. The following events are happening soon: All events are free and open to the public. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Spencer Stefko has resigned from his position as the Chartiers Valley Lady Colts basketball coach, according to The Almanac.
Spencer Stefko has resigned from his position as the Chartiers Valley Lady Colts basketball coach, according to The Almanac. Stefko submitted his resignation to Chartiers Valley’s athletic director Frank Vulcano Jr. on Friday stating he thought a new person was needed to coach the girls’ basketball team, according to The Almanac. The decision is puzzling because it comes on the heels of a season in which the Lady Colts advanced to the WPIAL championship game for the first time in school history. The girls lost to Bethel Park in the championship game. Stefko’s announcement also comes nearly two years after the Chartiers Valley School Board removed him as head coach, although the school district reversed its decision three weeks later and …
Friday, April 12, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy invites students and families to attend the annual Academy Information Day at Chartiers Valley High School.
Students and families in the 18th Congressional district are invited to attend U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy's annual Academy Information Day at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Chartiers Valley High School. Each year, Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) nominates up to 10 outstanding high school students for open student slots at the nation's four military service academies: the United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy. Students interested in attending one of the academies must receive a congressional appointment. The competitive process is open to students who display exemplary academic achievement and commitment to serving the community. Representatives from …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
One Pittsburgh woman says so. Chartiers Valley Patch readers chime in.
An opinion piece recently published in the Post-Gazette has created quite the buzz on Facebook. Kathy Newman, an English professor and mother of a third grader, wrote that she is having her son "opt out" of this year's PSSA because the stressful tests "warp the educational environment." Her son attends Pittsburgh's Linden Elementary School. We asked our Chartiers Valley Patch readers on Facebook if they support Newman's decision and what they think of Pennsylvania's standardized tests, and we received a mixed bag of reaction. Most of the commenters think Newman is right on. "Hate these tests! So much pressure on kids and teachers and it doesn't even count for a grade," Jenn Rennie wrote. "Some children just don't test well but really know …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
To qualify, student-athletes must have a 3.5 GPA and be nominated by their coaches.
A Chartiers Valley hockey player has been named to the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) All-Academic Teams. The high school junior and forward Anthony Franks was named to the U16 All-Academic Team. To qualify, student-athletes must have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 for the 2012-13 school year and be nominated by their coaches. Ten members of the Pittsburgh Viper Stars Midget Major (U18) club and 11 members of the Midget Minor (U16) club were chosen. The Pittsburgh Viper Stars is a member of the North Hills Amateur Hockey Association and offers a Tier I AAA full‐season travel ice hockey program in western Pennsylvania and the tri‐state area. The NAPHL begins its fifth season in 2013-14 and is composed of teams from …