December E-Newsletter

December 22, 2016                                                                                 E-Newsletter
Pine-Richland School District E-Newsletter
Greetings Students, Staff, and Parents,
Happy holidays to all members of the Pine-Richland community! The end of one calendar year and beginning of the next year provides an opportunity to reflect on the past and set goals for the future. We are fortunate to live and work in a community that values education and the learning process. 
t-shirt quiltPublic education works when everyone contributes to success...students, staff, parents, and community.

Although it was not a New Year's resolution, I recently went through the process of cleaning out my closet. It was that semi-annual process (cleaning the closet) that led to the picture to the right.
While your first thought may is a lot of t-shirts...a closer look reveals much about the Pine-Richland School District and community. We have PRIDE. The "D" stands for Diverse Opportunities and is reflected in this picture. Select examples include:
  • "As One We Run" for the High School Peer-to-Peer Color Run 
  •  "Camp Invention" as a Summer Program for Elementary Students
  • "The Pieces Come Together" for Autism Awareness at EHUE
  • "Proud to be PR" from the Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund (PROF)
Upcoming Meetings
Academic Achievement Committee Meeting
 Jan. 9 -  6 p.m.

Topics: HS & MS Programs of Studies, HS Program Review & Middle States 
School Board 
Planning Meeting
 Jan. 9 -  7:30 p.m.

Topics:Additional Reading of Policy 226 -Searches, Discussion of Universal Screeners
Finance Committee Meeting
 Jan. 23 -  6 p.m.
Topics:  Capital Funding Plan (Buildings & Grounds Items within Plan)
School Board 
Regular Meeting
 Jan. 23 -  7:30 p.m.

Topics: Board Appreciation & 
Retiree Recognition
District Updates
December Update from Pine-Richland School District
From board reorganization, to board appreciation, read more about those items plus the following:
  • Food Advisory Committee
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • 2017-2018 Calendar
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Strategic Plan

Spotlight on Learning in the High School & Middle School

Read about a 2012 graduates journey from ROTC to the Air Force and the following stories and more:
  • PMEA Accolades
  • Teacher Finalist
  • Math/Coding Studies
  • Computing Challenge
  • Medal of Valor
  • Robotic  Automation
  • AFJROTC Drill Competition Update


Spotlight on Learning in the Elementary Buildings
Wexford unveils the district's first makerspace in December.  That story plus these and more:
  • Gift of Time
  • Rotarian Goodwill
  • Science Fair
  • Visitor Kiosk
  • Read to Feed Campaign
  • Literacy Expertise 
  • Distinguished School

See Some Sports Updates & Media Links
A 2012 PRHS Grad makes an amazing touchdown win. Read that story and others from PR and the media.
Pine-Richland Schools Highlighted in News Media
From "Stuff-a-Bus" to the "Nutcracker," see how Pine-Richland students are making headlines in the media.
Snowy Weather
Review School Delay & Closing Procedures
Read more about how a scheduling change is determined during inclement weather. 

News Info School Board Info  Job Opportuntiies Sports Info
Pine-Richland Communications Office                               
702 Warrendale Rd., Gibsonia PA, 15044                                         724-625-7773, ext. 6202