Monday, May 6, 2013
Community members were recognized for their outstanding commitment to the ideals of respect, honesty and responsibility.
Peters Township Character Counts awarded 40 students and adults for their outstanding commitment to the ideals of respect, honesty and responsibility. The special community event on April 30 at Peters Township Middle School was hosted by two members of the Peters Township High School student leadership team, students Rachel Hobbs and Samuel Lindsay. The spring 2013 recipients are as follows: Pleasant Valley Homework Buddies: Pleasant Valley Tutoring Team: The event also marked the First Annual Carol Foley Memorial Award, to commemorate community members who are dedicated to building character in our community and will carry on the spirit of the work done by Mrs. Carol Foley, the former Executive Director of the Peters Township Chamber of …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Awards were handed out on Oct. 23.
Peters Township Character Counts committee handed out their Fall Recognition Awards on Oct. 23 to 15 members of the community. The ceremony is designed to provide the community with a way to say thank you and to recognize peers, colleagues, neighbors and students for making a commitment to the ideals of respect, honest and responsibility. A list of those recognized this fall is below: The ceremony will air on Peters Township Cable in the coming weeks. The emcees for the fall ceremony were Michael Henaghan, Peters Township Middle School assistant principal and Mr. Christopher Shute, Bower Hill Elementary assistant principal.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The event is sponsored by Peters Township Character Counts, and will also commence a collection drive for deployed soldiers.
Who doesn't love free music and an effort for the troops? The United States Air Force Jazz Ensemble will perform in the Peters Township High School auditorium tonight at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Peters Township Character Counts. The night is also an effort to support our troops. The evening will commence a collection drive for deployed soldiers (mostly in Afghanistan). Donations for Operation Troop Appreciation will be accepted via collection box. Character Counts and Boy Scout Troop 1320 are working with OTA on the drive. "The boy scouts were interested in doing something for the soldiers, hence this 'wish list' is from them," said Rita Reo, service project coordinator. Starting Monday through May 11, collection boxes will be …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Nominate them today—here's how.
Spring is on its way and so are this year's Character Counts Recognition Awards, which are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in council chambers. Do you know a Peters Township resident who goes above and beyond while demonstrating the ideals of respect, responsibility and honesty? Peters Township wants to know! If you said "yes," the Character Counts Committee would like to hear from you. PT Character Counts is a community-based character building initiative. PTCC is a collaboration of many community groups including the Peters Township School District, the PT Chamber of Commerce, Peters Township, the McMurray Rotary Club, local ministerium and PTAs. This initiative has been the catalyst behind many inspirational and educational…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Peters Township School Board and superintendent recognized recent accomplishments within the district, including some major sports titles.
“We have a lot to celebrate tonight,” said Peters Township School District Superintendent Dr. Nina Zetty at Monday night’s regular meeting of the PT Board of School Directors. The meeting began with a “Celebration of Excellence,” where Zetty recognized academic, artistic, athletic, character and leadership achievements within the PT school district. Here are some highlights of the success stories Zetty told: Academics Last week, Pleasant Valley Elementary principal Mike Fisher and teacher Traci Stunek traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive the building’s National Blue Ribbon Award, she said. Pleasant Valley has been named a Title I Distinguished School by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It was recognized for making AYP for two …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Peters Township Middle School students—show your support!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Students, plan your dress accordingly this week. It's Character Counts Week at Peters Township Middle School. The schedule is as follows: In honor of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, help show your support for cancer awareness. Fight for the cure. Go Green! Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! Protect our environment and save it for our future generations. Promote Peace within our school and community. Show patriotism for our country.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Peters residents and representatives of national and local organizations came out on Sunday night, to show Character Counts and commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 by recognizing heroes of our nation’s military and first response services.
The Peters Township High School stadium was packed on Sunday evening. Hundreds of people filled the bleachers, filed into rows of folding chairs and spilled over into standing-room positions. What drew the audience to the high school, however, was neither a high school sport nor a high school spectacle. It was a community-wide rally for America. According to PTHS Assistant Principal Christian Lesnett, who was instrumental in planning and executing the event, Rally for America 2011 was held to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation, as well as to recognize and honor local members of military services, military veterans and first responders, such as police officers, firefighters and paramedics. …
Monday, April 25, 2011
Awards were presented to recognized residents April 12.
Character is a key component of the Peters Township School District and community. The district was one of two schools nationwide to receive the 2010 National School District of Character Award, and recently received a Congressional Proclamation from Congressman Tim Murphy. The Peters Township Character Counts Committee welcomed residents to the Spring 2011 Recognition Awards at the municipal building April 12. It values the importance of recognizing your peers, colleagues, neighbors and students "for making a commitment to the ideals of respect, honesty and responsibility." The committee noted that there are so many people who meet the character counts goal on a regular basis and are never recognized in the award program. Committee …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Rep. Murphy was in attendance at Monday's school board meeting to recognize the district's national character award.
U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy paid a special visit to the Peters Township School Board during its regular meeting Monday night to present a Congressional Proclamation in recognition of the district’s National School District of Character Award, won in 2010. Peters was one of two districts nationwide to receive the honor from the Character Education Partnership last year. Nationally, 13 schools also received the unique award presented last October at the National Forum on Character Education held in San Francisco. The winners were selected following an extensive application process and through a site visit. CEP evaluators measured Peters schools against the "Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education." The district won the award for …