Friday, January 25, 2013
Share your delays and/or cancelations with everyone here.
Bower Hill's Family Game Night for Friday, Jan. 25, is canceled due to weather. Many Bower Hill families and student volunteers from McMurray, PTMS and PTHS were planning on attending tonight's event. It will be scheduled for a later date. Do you have another delay and/or cancelation you want to tell people about? Please share in the comments section below. Upload photos of what it looks like from your home by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" tab.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Some second graders got a special delivery last week.
Some Peters Township second graders recently got a special delivery from Afghanistan. Around Thanksgiving, students in Linda Sallee's Bower Hill Elementary class wrote personal letters to troops in Afghanistan and wished them well during the holiday season. Last week, the students heard back. The soldiers took the time to answer all of their questions and recognized each student. The troops also sent some photos and maps showing where the troops are compared to Peters Township.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Current Superintendent Nina Zetty is heading to Gateway School District.
Peters Township School Board appointed Dr. Joseph C. Dimperio as acting superintendent at its Monday night meeting. The move came after the board officially accepted the resignation of current Superintendent Nina Zetty. Zetty's last official day on the job will be Nov. 21. She's leaving to become superintendent of the Gateway School District in Monroeville. Zetty said this is the right time to leave Peters Township and move on to a new challenge. "When you look at where we are in the district right now educationally, we're doing very well and there's a great plan to move it forward. Economically, we're in great shape. We balanced the budget last year. As far as construction is concerned, we have some plans for maintenance. So …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Special activities took place at Bower Hill Elementary on Friday.
As part of their "express yourself" theme, Bower Hill Elementary students celebrated International Dot Day on Friday, based on the children's book, The Dot by Peter Reynolds. Staff members from the Pittsburgh Mattress Factory Museum were on hand to share an interactive art installation created by a Japanese artist. Third grade students, given the job of curator for the event, also assisted their classmates Bower Hill’s very own dot art installation in the hallway. Parents were invited to share the experience via the Bower Hill Library Wiki at www.bhlmc.wikispaces.com.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Rep. Bill Kortz joins Rep. Marc Gergely in asking districts to enter class action suit.
Two area lawmakers have joined forces to urge school districts in the region to file a class action suit against Gov. Corbett's office to restore funding cuts to Pennsylvania’s school districts in the Pennsylvania budget. Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Dravosburg and Rep. Marc Gergely, D-White Oak, are urging Pennsylvania school districts to follow the route of school districts in New Jersey, which successfully won a Supreme Court decision with the governor’s office, and had $850 million restored to school districts in May. “New Jersey’s verbiage in their education is almost identical to that of Pennsylvania," Kortz said. "So I think we have an excellent chance because our constitution also states that we have to provide a thorough and efficient …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Nina Zetty, Ph.D., discusses the new school year, budget challenges, handling personal criticism and future goals for the Peters Township School District.
The new school year begins Aug. 29 for Peters Township students, and it has been a busy summer for the entire district and the central administration offices. The summer included the adoption of a new budget by the school board, which was balanced without more than $900,000 in state funds, causing the need to cut spending across the board. For the first time in history, the board will begin work on the budget for 2012-2013 this fall, in order to prepare for whatever action may be necessary to maintain quality educational programs, while again expecting additional funding cuts in the coming year, the staff said. Superintendent Nina Zetty, Ph.D. and her staff have been preparing for the new school year. In the high school, Lori Pavlik will …