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Pine-Richland School District


News & Information  



July, 12, 2012                                                                        

In This Issue
Staff Spotlight
Free & Reduced Meals Application
Concussion Management Center
Upcoming Dates
Visit Our Virtual Calendar
Budget Recap
Student Spotlight
Coach in Olympics
Staff News
Community News
Bully Prevention Toolkit

Staff Spotlight:    

Meet PRHS' New Asst. Principal 


Assistant Principal Michael Silbaugh joined PR in June 2012 after leaving Norwin School District. Read more about Silbaugh by clicking here. 

Does Your Family Qualify?


Application for Free & Reduced Meals Available

Your children may qualify for free and reduced meals. You must re-apply every year. Download a copy of FAQs, Instructions & Application by clicking here.

Board Approves Concussion Management Policy


The board approved the concussion management policy, which directs the care and management of all students, who suffer a concussion during participation in an athletic activity. To learn more about about concussion management, visit our information center. An informational session for parents is expected to be held in August. Details to follow. 

Board Reviews Graduation Requirements  


The PR School Board is reviewing changes to graduation requirements with its first reading. A second reading is expected to be approved on July 16, 2012. Click here to review the document and changes.

Upcoming Dates 


July 16, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
PR School Board Planning & Regular Meeting, PR Admin. Building at 702 Warrendale Rd. in Gibsonia. 


July 26, 2012
PR Community Blood Drive
2-6:30 p.m. at Eden Hall Upper Elementary, 3900 Bakerstown Rd. in Gibsonia.  


Aug. 6-8, 2012
College Essay Workshop to be held at PRHS, 700 Warrendale Rd. in Gibsonia.

Click here for session times and more information.


Aug. 17, 2012

PR Kennywood Day
Purchase Discounted Tickets for this Date or Use on Any Day  


Aug. 28, 2012
First Day of School for Students


To save resources, the district no longer mails home paper calendars. The interactive, online calendar will be ready in early August. Check here for the online calendar tool.

Join the Official PR Facebook Page

Click on this link, log-on to Facebook and then click on the "like" button on PR's Official Page.

Class of 2012 Graduates with
Remarkable Accomplishments

Top 3 Nearly 370 Pine-Richland High School seniors became graduates on June 15, 2012. PRHS Class of 2012 Valedictorians Laura Herrle and Lucas Axiotakis and Salutatorian Catherine McAnney and Tertiary Ji-Ho Park gave speeches at the graduation ceremony. Details...

The PRHS Class of 2012 earned more than $8.5 million in scholarships.The district's own foundation, the Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund (PROF), awarded more than $23,000 to 10 deserving seniors. Details...

Recap of Top PR News Stories

PR Budget Approved: The PR School Board approved a final general fund budget for 2012-2013 with total expenditures of $66,779,401. Click here for specific details.


Green Line 

Tax Relief Resolution Approved: The PR School Board approved the Homestead-Farmstead Tax Relief Resolution, which provides some property tax relief to qualifying resident homeowners. Property owners with an approved homestead/farmstead application on file with Allegheny County as of March 1, 2012 will receive a tax reduction of $197.56 (assessed value reduction of $8,659.00) on their July 2012 school district real estate tax bill.  Click here for the resolution.

 PR Student Spotlight

Students are achieving great things. Click on topic below to see just what they accomplishing. Lots of the links contain photos.    


School Ranking 

PR Ranks Sixth in "Washington Post"

Student Recognition

National Forensics Award

State Speech & Debate Competition

Beatty Student of Month

State History Day Competition
Robotic Tour at HE 

Battle Bot

Holocaust Writing Contest
Junior Academy of Science Competition
FBI Program
Author Program

Move-It-Outside Day  

Video Awards

Tree Donation
Distinguished Unit Award
Youth National Art Recognition
Coca-Cola Scholar Award
Ambassador Program 

Wordsmith Competition
Outstanding Young Achiever Award 

Cultural Communications Alliance Team    

Musical Nominations  

EH & RE Field Days  

First Grade Play   

Engineering Day

Previous stories, can be found on our News & Info page.  

 Sports & Alumni Spotlight

Crew Coach Rows in Olympics
PRMS Gymnast Earns State Medals & Competes Nationally
Ninth Grade Gymnast Earns Gold at States
Track & Field Students Compete at States
Lacrosse Players Earn Accolades

Graduate Participates in Award Winning Dance Team

Graduate Signs to Olympic Team
Former PR Peers Meet Up on Ball Field

Alum Have Ultimate Success 

 Staff & Retiree News

PR Welcomes New Faces

Foundation Awards Teacher with Plant Grant

Retired Principal Takes Time for Kids

 Volunteer & Community News & Info

Flag Football Registration Begins - Percentage to Benefit PROF
Foundation Welcomes New Trustees
PRYC Schedules 2012-13 Middle School Dances

Bake Sale Benefits Autism & Cancer

Family Gets Much Needed Van from Anonymous Donor 

Bully Prevention Toolkit Available for Parents 

Bully Prevention 
The Center for Safe Schools has a handy resource for parents when it comes to bully prevention. This publication is packed with information and addresses: bully prevention, role of adults, role of bystanders, cyber-bullying and even what to do if your child is a bully. Click here to download this publication.