Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The high school baseball post season begins with a WPIAL playoff win—but doesn't get the top seed.
The Rams defeated Mt. Lebanon, 8-1, on Monday in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAAA baseball playoffs. The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Pine-Richland surged ahead with four runs in the top of the first inning. But when it comes to the top seeds in the WPIAL Class AAAA baseball playoffs, Seneca Valley is ranked first, North Allegheny second, Hempfield third and Pine-Richland fourth. Out of the four, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette predicts that Seneca Valley will be the winner as the Raiders are the two-time defending champions and have seven players who were regulars on last year's team, playoff experience that is very helpful. Since the WPIAL started crowning champions in 1914, the P-G reports only two teams have won three in a…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The winner will be announced during the Stanley Cup finals.
Pine-Richland graduate and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad is one of the three finalists for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie. According to WTAE-TV, Saad ranked fifth among rookies in each of the three major scoring categories - goals (10), assists (17) and points (27). The winner will be announced during the Stanley Cup finals. The other two candidates are Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher and Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau. Gallagher played in 44 games, ranking second among rookies with 15 goals and fourth with 28 points. Huberdeau played in all 48 games for Florida and ranked second both on the team and among NHL rookies with 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists). Among first-year players, …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with the school colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching and parents of high school seniors are already planning the special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes a novelty, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Even Eat'n Park has gotten in the act with SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's smiling sugar cookie can be ordered online decked out in the Pine-Richland school colors. So, tell us in the comments box below where you have found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your P-R Ram. Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, feel free to share your …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The report includes four Pittsburgh area districts among its top 15 high schools.
Pine-Richland High School is unranked in U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of America's best high schools released on Tuesday. The number one high school in Pennsylvania is Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia. Nearby North Allegheny and Quaker Valley school districts ranked in the top 15. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams; rankings also take into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to a release from U.S. News. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare them for college…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Pennsylvania Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property also lists a large number of Wexford businesses with money due them—and there might be some out there for you, too.
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property, including abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, certificates of deposit, life insurance policies, safe deposit box contents and recovered stolen property. Most of this unclaimed property is owed to individual residents (read below to find out how to search for yourself or a relative). However, there are a number of municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments, civic groups and other organizations that also have money waiting for them. The state website identifies the property as either "under $100" or "over $100" and the source of the property. A quick (and by no means complete) search of the state's website …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The students are honored for having a positive influence on their teammates.
Saturday, April 13
Three student-athletes from Pine-Richland High School have been voted Western Pennsylvania’s “Most Positive High School Athletes” in their individual sports by Positive Athlete, an organization created by former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward. Ward will present the awards to senior Matthew Clark (baseball), junior Carrie Leibensperger (gymnastics), senior Grant Goldberg (boys soccer) and 25 other winners from schools around the region in a ceremony April 20 at the Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in Pittsburgh on Saturday. “This is the second year for the Positive High School Athlete Awards, and the stories of our nominees continue to amaze me,” Ward said. “I was always credited with …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Patch.com is seeking an advertising manager for its community news and information websites in Western PA.
Thursday, March 28
Western PA Patch.com wants to hire a "rock star" advertising manager with local online advertising sales experience. Patch provides news and information on more than a dozen community news and information websites in the Pittsburgh area, including of course, Pine-Richland Patch. The advertising manager will work primarily within a group of clustered Patch sites in the Pittsburgh region. Read more about the job description here... It is essential that the applicant knows the communities and surrounding areas well and is familiar with the digital and social media world. Also key is someone who loves to see small businesses succeed. Watch a short video that takes you inside Patch sales. Interested? Send your résumé to Regional Publisher …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Ben Rings is honored for the “peer buddies” program.
If you’re heading to a checkout counter this weekend, make sure to pick up the latest issue of People magazine on stands now. The pages of the weekly entertainment magazine, which has Mary Tyler Moore star Valerie Harper on the cover, features a profile on 31-year-old Pine-Richland High School wrestling coach Ben Rings. Rings, a special education instructor who teaches life skills at the high school, is honored by the magazine for being an “Amazing Teacher.” Rings was recognized for popular "peer buddies" program pairing special needs students with non-special needs students. As part of peer buddies, mainstream kids mentor those with special needs. Several of the students on Rings' wrestling team, including 17-year-old Andrew Schnepp, who …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
Find out in person what’s going on in local government. Pine Township’s board of supervisors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4 at the Pine Community Center on Pine Park Drive Get your Wednesday off on the right foot with a 7 p.m. Zumba class at You Rock Fitness on Perry Highway in Pine. Go on, dance those calories away. Learn more about what’s going on in the community as the Richland Township Board of Supervisors meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the municipal assembly room of the Richland Township Municipal Building, located at 4019 Dickey Road. Here’s a musical production that’s sure to be, well, big. Pine-Richland students will perform the comedic Big this week at the high school's auditorium, 700 Warrendale Road, Gibsonia. A …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The district is seeking community input.
Have you got something to say about the textbooks used in Pine-Richland School District? Here's your chance. The district is looking for volunteers to participate in the process of adopting an Advanced Placement chemistry textbook. A committee will meet to discuss the textbook at the Pine-Richland High School Library from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. For more information and to join the committee, email Interim Superintendent Dr. David Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pine-Richland High School teacher James McNally at email@example.com. _________________________ Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us. Check out some of today's other top …