Saturday, December 15, 2012
The school is the first the Pittsburgh Diocese has built in 45 years.
As he readied to sign his name to a white steel beam at the site of the new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School under construction in Cranberry, Bishop David Zubik said he doesn’t see the upcoming decommission of the school’s location in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood as a closure. Instead, he views it as giving birth to the new school. “It’s really a dream come true,” he said. Inviting construction workers to join him, Zubik was the first to sign his name on the ceremonial beam, which was then hoisted onto the school’s steel structure Friday as part of a “topping out” ceremony. Crowned with a broom to represent a “clean sweep” with no construction accidents, as well as a potted tree to symbolize “topping out,” the beam was the …
Friday, December 14, 2012
A ceremonial steel beam is being added to the structure. Plus, get the latest on the building’s construction from the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s chief facilities officer, Michael J. Arnold.
One of the last steel components for the new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry almost is in place. On Friday, the Diocese of Pittsburgh will hold a “topping out” ceremony at the site along Route 228 as a ceremonial steel beam is hoisted onto the structure. Then it’s back to work. Michael J. Arnold, chief facilities officer for the Diocese, said the project is now entering its seventh month of construction. “For the most part, we’re tracking on schedule,” he said. Expected to open in time for the 2014-15 school year, the 179,000 square-foot private school is located on 71 acres near Cranberry’s border with Seven Fields. Once finished it will be able to accommodate up to 1,000 students. Two years ago, the diocese …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
A ceremony was held Saturday at the site for the new school.
As he stood before the crowd gathered for the groundbreaking at the site of what will be the new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry, Bishop David Zubik spoke of his own Catholic school days. It was the first day of his junior year, he recalled, and Sister Malcolm, a new teacher with the school, furiously wrote on a tablet, ignoring the boisterous students who greeted each other after a summer apart. When the classroom finally quieted, Sister Malcolm looked up from her desk. She told the students they were not children when they entered her room. Her goal was to turn them into adult men and woman—and ones who knew Jesus. That goal remains the same at North Catholic High School. “What Sister Malcolm shared with us on that…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School is set to open in time for the 2013-14 school year.
Plans are moving forward for the new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry Township. At Monday’s Planning Advisory Commission meeting, Cranberry officials approved grading for 37 acres on the school’s future home along Old Mars Crider Road and Route 228 near the border of Cranberry and Seven Fields borough. The Diocese of Pittsburgh in 2010 announced plans to close the school’s building in Pittsburgh's Troy Hill and move programs to Cranberry in response to population growth and shifts in the North Hills. “It’s a great location for it,” said Michael Arnold, chief facilities officer for the Pittsburgh diocese. “There’s a lot of growth in this area. It makes sense.” The grading approval was a precursor to the full land …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Lucas Wildman and his family hope to overturn a decision by the WPIAL.
Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on Cranberry Patch. Former Seneca Valley student Lucas Wildman and his family will appeal a decision by the WPIAL to bar the rising senior from playing football for North Catholic High School in the fall. The hearing will be held Aug. 26 at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association headquarters in Mechanicsburg. The PIAA is the state’s governing athletic body “We’re taking it to the next level with the PIAA,” said Mary Wildman, Lucas Wildman’s mother and a longtime teacher at Seneca Valley. After reviewing Lucas Wildman’s transfer from Seneca Valley to North Catholic to determine if he would be eligible to play sports at his new school, the WPIAL’s board of control ruled on July 12 …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Here's a review of the week's headlines from around our region's Three Rivers.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Muggles in Patch communities spent much of last week assembling costumes and stocking up on supplies of chocolate frogs, acid pops -- and maybe even a magic spell or two? -- in anticipation of the local premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II." Patch kept you up to date on local Potter-mania, and it brought you plenty of other stories as well from Around the Rivers over the past week. Among them: "Pittsburgh CopBlock" Documents Moon Police An activist group that calls itself Pittsburgh CopBlock has cast its lens on Moon Township Police, among others, as it records videotapes of police incidents around the region and posts them on YouTube. Pittsburgh CopBlock is an offshoot of the national CopBlock.org. According to the…