February E-Newsletter

February 26, 2016
Message from Superintendent
February 26, 2016
Greetings to Parents, Students, and the PRSD Community,
Similar to last month, I would like to highlight and celebrate several of the accomplishments happening in our district. 
Pine-Richland Middle School has again been recognized in the 
Schools to Watch  program operated through the Pennsylvania Association of Middle Level Education. This initiative was initially launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999. It focuses on three main criteria: (1) academic excellence; (2) developmental responsiveness to adolescent needs; and (3) social equitable to support all children. The structure and design of the program are reviewed against the program criteria. PRMS is one of only a few schools in Pennsylvania to be recognized with a third re-dedication. The original award occurred in 2007 with re-dedication in 2010, 2013, and now 2016. Congratulations to the staff, students, and parents! 
The 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Award ceremony was held on February 20, 2016. These regional awards recognize student achievement in the visual arts in multiple categories, such as painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and also in writing. 
Read more about this, musical productions, strategic planning and the WPIALs.

WPIAL Update Cheer on the rams who are vying for WPIAL titles (Diving, Wrestling & Basketball). Wear white in support of the Boys Basketball Team tomorrow night at the game. 
Spotlight on Learning 
Pine-Richland High School theater students learn more about the works of William Shakespeare and performing live.  
HS Students Gain Insight from Theater Experts
Pine-Richla­­nd High School Theater students participated in the annual Shakespeare Monologue and Scene workshop on February 11, 2016. Leading up to the competition, students worked with theater experts including Dr. Douglas King, associate professor of English at Gannon University; and Spencer Whale, a 2014 graduate of Cornell University, who has experience in directing and acting. Details...
Pine-Richland students were selected to participate in the Allegheny Valley Honors Band Festival at Hampton this semester.

Students Earn Recognition in Music Programs
Music is in the air, and many PRHS students are earning accolades for landing spots in various programs from the Allegheny Valley Honors Band Festival to the state and regional PMEA programs. To read more about these many band, chorus and orchestra honors, click here.
News & Info

Read all the latest news and information at Pine-Richland School District by clicking here.  Some recent stories include:
PRMS to Earn Re-Designated as 'School to Watch'
Join Us for Healthy Chef Challenge in March
AFJROTC Reschedules Drill Competition in May
AW Beattie Honors Students
Students Crown King for Sadie Hawkins
Senior Athletes Sign with
 Colleges & Universities
PR in Media

Tribune Review: Preview of  WPIALs
Check out all the latest news & sports stories.
In Case You Missed It!

Board Approves 
2016-2017 Academic Calendar
Submit Your Entry into Rammy Video Contest
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Musical in March

Pine-Richland High School students are busy rehearsing for the spring musical. This year's production, which will be held in March, will be "The Music Man." Details..
Students Earn High Academic Honors

The National Merit Scholar Program is notifying students, who earned finalist status in the National Merit program. Read more about all of our National Merit honorees. 
Students Earn Awards in Arts & Writing Program

Students earned numerous awards in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program. See the impressive list, by reading more.
Kindergarten Registration
March 7, 9 & 11
Kindergarten registration is being hosted centrally 
March 7, 9 & 11. Click here
for location, specific times and documents needed.
School Board Updates

> Board Vacancy Available
Deadline: March 7, 2016
> Join Us for Upcoming
Additional Information 
for Our Community
2016-17 Budget Info & Presentations Available.
> Looking for Employment?
PR is looking for substitute
workers in many areas...
Unified Organization Updates Resource Center

Senior Tax Rebate Available for 2015 Filing Year

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