Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Incumbent Tom Kelly failed to win nomination from either party. Two other incumbents will face challengers in the fall.
It appears there will be at least one newcomer to the North Hills School Board after the November general election. Annette Giovengo Nolish won both the Democratic and Republican nominations for North Hills School Director in Tuesday's primary election. On the Republican side by Michael Yeomans, Joe Muha, and Matthew Sean Edlinger Sr. also won nomination. They will face incumbents Kathy Reid, Sharon Schrim, and newcomer Helen (Dee) Spade, who won the Democratic nomination. Incumbent Thomas Kelly failed to win nomination from either party. In other races... Incumbent Ross Commissioner Jerry O'Brien won the Democratic nomination for Ross Township Tax Collector and will face Republican Clifford Bright, who was unopposed in the spring primary…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Dan Cardone says he does not have any specific plans, but looks forward to "another challenge."
Dan Cardone, who announced Monday he was stepping down after more than 20 years as North Hills Director of Athletics and Activities, was asked by North Hills Patch to reflect on his long and successful career. Looking back: North Hills has a long standing tradition of success in athletics. They have had great leaders in athletic directors and coaches prior to my arrival. Our football stadium and baseball fields are named after Mario Martorelli and Guy Guadagnino. I just felt it was my responsibility and honor to be a caretaker of what occurred here. I could not help but to achieve some level of success as an athletic administrator because we have such great community who respects the value of hard work. This is coupled with an appreciation…
The proposal is in reaction to residents' complaints of noisy garbage trucks late at night.
Among the items on the agenda for Wednesday's meeting of the Ross Township Board of Commissioners is a proposal to shorten the hours in which trash can be collected. Currently, commercial and non-residential trash can be collected between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. An amendment to the township's solid waste disposal ordinance would change the hours to 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The commissioners acted after hearing complaints from two residents who complained about noisy, night garbage collections near three North Hills school district buildings. Frank Kodrich lives on First Avenue, near the Senior High School. “Right now we have a dumpster that comes in at roughly 10:30 or 11 o’clock at night," Kodrich told the commissioners. "Once he picks up that …
North Superintendent Dr. Patrick Mannarino says “Pennsylvania’s flawed and overly generous funding formula has become too large of a burden for North Hills School District and our taxpayers."
The North Hills School Board recently approved a resolution calling for cyber charter school funding reform to rectify tuition inequities. Pennsylvania’s current funding formula is not based on actual instructional costs, and tuition paid to cyber charter schools far exceeds the cost of educating a student. “North Hills cyber charter school expenditures for the past five years reflect extraordinary costs that are borne nearly entirely by Ross and West View taxpayers,” said Dr. Patrick J. Mannarino, North Hills superintendent. “As school districts find their budgets tightened, Pennsylvania’s flawed and overly generous funding formula has become too large of a burden for North Hills School District and our taxpayers." Since 2008, North Hills…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Dan Cardone has held the post for more than two decades.
North Hills School District’s Director of Athletic and Activities is stepping down after more than 20 years. Since assuming the athletic and activities director position in 1992, Dan Cardone has become a nationally recognized and respected figure in athletic administration acquiring numerous local, state and national honors. “When I came to North Hills, I saw myself as a caretaker of a proud tradition of athletic excellence, and it was a goal to preserve that legacy. I consider it a privilege and an honor to have served North Hills School District, and I am thankful to the great families and residents of Ross and West View who allowed to me serve them,” said Cardone. During his career, Cardone was chosen as a Sports Ethics Fellow by the …
Students can earn tuition-free college course credits from the Community College of Allegheny County.
North Hills Senoir High School students will have the opportunity to fast track their career path while earning tuition-free college course credits next school year from the Community College of Allegheny County. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the new welding program opportunity is part of the district's "College in High School" program for students in 10th through 12th grades. Students who take all three of the welding courses offered can earn a total of nine college credits from CCAC and will also have completed half of the courses required for the community college's welding-certification program, the Trib reports. Matt Demharter, metal-technologies instructor at the high school, told the Trib that there is a demand for …
Check back with Patch after the polls close for all of the results.
If you're not sure where to go to vote for Tuesday's primary election, North Hills Patch has got you covered. Below is a list of polling locations for Ross Township and West View. Christ Episcopal Church Not sure where to vote? Click here to search for your polling place. You can also view a sample ballot for the Republican and Democratic tickets. Not sure who to vote for? Click here to view stories on individual Ross, West View, as well as North Hills school board races. Don’t forget to keep checking back with North Hills Patch after the polls close Tuesday for the latest election results. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
North Hills Patch has the rundown on all of the local races in Ross Township and West View.
Primary election day is Tuesday, May 21. The general election is Tuesday, Nov 5. Ten candidates are challenging three incumbents for four seats on the North Hills School School Board. All of the candidates are cross-filed, which means they are running for the nomination of both the Republican and Democratic parties. The three incumbents include Sharon Schrim, Kathy Reid, and Tom Kelly. Incumbent Tim Burnett's term expires at the end of the year, but he is not seeking re-election. Also running are: Nine of the ten candidates also took part in a "Meet the Candidates" night in April. You can see video excerpts of those discussions by clicking here. Incumbent Donna Carey stepped away from the work in June of 2011, deputizing Jordan Tax Service…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Share your 2013 prom pictures with us!
Are you attending the North Hills Prom Saturday, May 18 at Heinz Field? Students and parents: share your photos with us by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. We'd love to see them! Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
48 students were honored for their accomplishments both in and outside the classroom.
Students from throughout North Hills School District were recognized for their scholarship, citizenship and school spirit at the annual North Hills Excellent Achievement Awards Night presented by the North Hills Education Association on May 14. The event honored outstanding students in grades six, eight, nine and 12. Here are the 2013 awardees: Grade 12 Grade 9 Awardees Grade 8 Awardees Grade 6 Awardees Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.