March 14, 2023
THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES
BPHS TO PRESENT ‘THE ADDAMS FAMILY:’ MARCH 15-18
BPHS will stage “The Addams Family,” March 15-18, at 7 p.m. each night, and BPTV recently stopped by to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the production and what fans can expect.
Tickets are $10 per ticket, plus fees, and will be sold exclusively through the school district’s website starting March 1. The school will sell all tickets in advance. The school will not sell tickets at the door. Click here for more information regarding this year’s musical.
WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S GREEN TEAM TO HOST METAL RECYCLING EVENT
Washington Elementary’s Green Team will partner with the Municipality of Bethel Park, Vericheck Technical Services, Michael Brothers Hauling and Recycling and Scrap University for the first-ever George Washington Elementary Metal Recycling Event, from 9 a.m. until noon, on Saturday, March 25 in the school’s parking lot.
The kids recently shot a commercial about their upcoming recycling event with the help of our friends from BPTV.
Michael Brothers will accept cans, holiday lights, USB cables, power cords, pipes, metal siding, scrap metal, and more! Please support these dedicated kids as they work to make the world a cleaner place.
Finally, please review the items not accepted. They include propane tanks, televisions, computers, electronics, chemicals and gas cans, and refrigerators. If you have any questions about other eligible items, please call 412.835.6428,
BETHEL PARK STUDENTS TO APPEAR ON HOMETOWN HIGH Q
Last week, Bethel Park competed against outstanding teams from Apollo-Ridge and New Castle Area School District in the quarterfinals of KDKA’s long-time high school quiz show staple, Hometown High Q.
To see how the Bethel Park students did, tune in to KDKA-TV at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, or at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22.
NAMS HOLDS ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Twenty-three student teams of up to six competitors, each dressed in uniquely literary-themed uniforms recently participated in the 2023 Neil Armstrong Middle School Battle of the Books.
BPHS SCIENCE 9 STUDENTS STUDYING MINERALS
Students in Mr. Lee Cristofano’s Science 9 Class and in Mrs. Chris Durco’s Honors Science 9 Class, each completed their Minerals Unit today. Cristofano’s students cracked open 34 million-year-old Mongolian geodes to check for crystals inside, while Durco’s students focused on mineral identification.
INTERACT CLUB GAINING ATTENTION
Bethel Park’s Interact Club has been extraordinarily successful in its first few years of existence. The Tribune-Review recently wrote a nice story on it.
BETHEL PARK PHYS ED CLASSES HAVE FUN PLAYING KNOCKERBALL
Bethel Park High School’s physical education classes recently had the opportunity to participate in a series of games called Knockerball. The well-protected students first played in a soccer-like game before graduating to a last-person standing competition. The games were made possible by our friends from the Army National Guard.
FIVE BETHEL PARK JUNIORS NAMED STEEL CENTER CTE SOTM
BPHS students Kieren Banks (Veterinary Assistant), Ben Buehl (HVAC-R), Kristina Caruso (Baking and Pastry Chef), Dalton Roth (Welding) and George Schaefer (Public Safety) have been recognized as the March Students of the Month in their respective programs by the Steel Center CTE.
BETHEL PARK STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT HOLI FESTIVAL WEEK
Last week was the Hindu celebration of Holi, which marks the annual arrival of spring. Students acknowledged it in a variety of ways. Students at Ben Franklin Elementary School learned about Gond Art from India. That type of artwork is marked by vibrant colors and is also the mark of the Holi holiday.
IMS SCIENCE CLUB
The IMS Science Club recently participated virtually in the PA Southwest Regional Science Bowl.
Team 1 advanced to the Final Four. It consisted of Colin Uhl, Hans Greefkes, Adele Stamenov, Odin Lundblom, and Soph Willis. Jude Nellis, Liam Coll, Milo Bucher, and Tanner Lisak comprised Team 2.
TURKA’S STUDENTS USE 3D CUBES TO CALCULATE SURFACE AREA
Seventh grade students in Mr. Jason Turka's math classes were recently introduced to the concept of surface area.
The students attempted to find all 11 nets of a cube with many students successfully finding all 11 ways!
NAMS DUO GETTING IT DONE ON THE ICE
Congratulations to NAMS students Kendall Betzler and Allie Zivkovic, who compete for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 12-AAA Tier II hockey team (37-20-6) that won four tournament championships this year while competing against some of the best teams in the US and Canada.
If you happened to be at this past weekend's Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown, you likely saw Seath Rovers, a seventh grader at IMS and a member of the Allegheny County Composite Squadron 602 - PAWG, Civil Air Patrol color guard.
WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S SCIENCE/ART AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL
On Friday (March 10), Washington Elementary held its Science/Art Fair and Ice Cream Social.
The students proudly displayed some impressive science exhibits that dealt with a variety of scientific topics. Also, there were some very creative pieces of student art on display.
MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOSTS READ-A-THON
Memorial Elementary recently concluded its annual Read-A-Thon festivities by announcing its Grand Prize winners:
Most money collected: Ava Edmonds
Most minutes read in the school: Adeline Smeltz
Classroom with the most minutes read: Mr. Jim Foster's Class (Room 23)
Raffle winners for students with over 500 mins read: Lily Zeiler and Lucas Zeiler
Memorial VIPs (most minutes read in their classroom):
Kindergarten: Adam Obsenica, Dinah Happe, Logen Gorbin, and Eli Kail
Grade 1: Madison Paden, Leo Bucher, Brielle Hinton, and Fife Needham
Grade 2: Elijah Clonan, Elliette Gaborek, and Hailey Voytko
Grade 3: CJ McNees, Olivia Fitch, and Mason Hillegas
Grade 4: Emma Dunn, Adeline Smeltz, and Elle Dhulos
The top winners received gift certificates for the upcoming book fair, and the top class won books and games for their respective classrooms. VIP students will have the opportunity to have a special lunch with the school principal, Mr. Eric Chalus.
WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARTICIPATES IN RARE DISEASE DAY
George Washington Elementary's staff recently supported Rare Disease Day, which promotes awareness, education, and research opportunities to help find cures for over 7,000 rare diseases.
Washington Elementary’s staff supported the A-T Children's Project by wearing red and black and by placing signs all over the school raising awareness for Ataxia Telangiectasia (also known as Louis-Bar syndrome), a degenerative neuromuscular disease that impacts 40,000 to 100,000 live births in the United States and affects males and females of all races equally. A current and a former Washington Elementary student, have been diagnosed with this rare condition.
ALL BELONG IN BP T-SHIRTS
BPSD’s Special Services and NAMEs STAND organization are thrilled to offer the first-ever #AllbelonginBP t-shirt sale! Order yours here.
The black, short-sleeved t-shirts are $12 each, and orders are due by March 24, 2023.
Proceeds from this shirt sale will go to SHIM and BPHS Best Buddies. Grab your shirt today to help show that everyone belongs in Bethel Park! Questions: email email@example.com or Amyhart223@yahoo.com.
LONG-TIME SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DICK ROSE TO BE LAID TO REST ON MARCH 18
Richard N. "Dick" Rose, a long-time school board member, passed away in January.
A Navy veteran, Rose was an accountant for PPG Industries for many years.
Rose was also a Bethel Park School Board member for 32 years. He was also a member of the PA School Board Association, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, and the Pathfinder School Operating Committee. Dick was also a cherished member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he served as head usher for 25 years.
Dick was an active yet humble leader within his community. He was a true gentleman with a giving heart and welcoming smile who will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 18, at Christ United Methodist Church. Instead of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Pastor's Fund at Christ United Methodist Church.
LYSOL DELIVERS WIPES TO BPSD AS PART OF ITS FRONTLINE IMPACT PROJECT
Bethel Park School District recently received a remarkable donation of 30,000 Lysol Wipes as part of its Frontline Impact Project.
As we navigate through cold and flu season, these wipes play a crucial role in safeguarding our students from harmful germs while in school. This act of generosity will provide immediate assistance to our students and eliminate the need for wipes on our school supply lists for the remainder of the school year and beyond.
“Classroom cleanliness is more important to schools than ever," said Ryan Quinn, the district's Director of Facilities and Services. "We extend our sincerest thanks to Frontline and Lysol for their unwavering support in maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for our students and staff.”
The donation equaled a total of $142,500.
A Neil Armstrong Middle School art teacher, Madeline Tyska-Myers, recently shot a video thanking Lysol for its generous donation.
THE BETHEL PARK MINUTE
Bethel Park School District Superintendent Dr. James Walsh regularly addresses timely or hot-button issues facing BPSD during video segments he calls “The Bethel Park Minute.” The informal videos are typically brief and a way for Dr. Walsh to answer questions he’s receiving and to address or dispel some of the misconceptions that may arise.
The most recent edition discussed Read Across America Week.
BETHEL PARK SCHOOLS PARTICIPATE IN SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING DAY/WEEK
Across the country, there is overwhelming support and demand for social and emotional learning (SEL). Young people, educators, families, business leaders, and others are focused on the critical skills and environments needed for academic success, healthy relationships, and brighter futures.
Bethel Park schools celebrated SEL Day/Week with various fun activities.
Mrs. Melissa Sterbal's class at Washington Elementary took part in a Social Emotional Learning week activity with their classroom puzzle made of pieces representing each student's uniqueness.
Neil Armstrong Middle School students on Team Ranger completed an SEL conversation starter activity designed to break the ice, build rapport and community, and start meaningful conversations with others. It is always great to meet new people!
Neil Armstrong Middle School students on Team Pioneer explored their feelings as a part of Social Emotional Learning Day/Week. This check-in is helping their teacher, Mrs. Lori Mates, know their needs.
BETHEL PARK SCHOOLS CELEBRATE READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY/WEEK
Bethel Park recently celebrated Read Across America Day/Week in various ways.
To help celebrate the love of reading and books, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School students and staff dressed up like "Things" from the beloved Dr. Seuss story. Guest readers from Independence Middle School's student council, Pittsburgh Penguins mascot Iceburgh, Chick Fil-A’s Cow, Mrs. Jenn Miklos and her Therapy Dog, Emmie, and Curriculum Director Mrs. Mandi Figlioli all came to help promote reading to the students here at Lincoln Elementary School.
To conclude the fun, there was a school-wide bookmark contest in the library where students were asked to decorate a bookmark that will be duplicated for students to love and enjoy during library exchange days.
The contest winners were:
Sebastian Webster: K- Mrs. Machi’s Class
Lydia Savolskis: Grade 1-Mrs. Lucarelli’s Class
Will Kreuger: Grade 2- Mrs. Liberto’s Class
Jacob Anderson: Grade 3- Mrs. Esposito’s Class
Greta Kammerer: Grade 4- Mrs. Strotz
George Washington Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Day by inviting students and staff to dress up as one of their favorite characters from a book. Thirty-two members of the fourth grade Green Team also partnered up to read "The Girl Who Recycled 1 Million Cans" to each classroom!
The students generated excitement about reading AND helped to kick off the school's first-ever Metal Recycling Drive, which will be hosted at Washington from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 25.
BETHEL PARK SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
The month of March celebrates women's contributions throughout history in science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields. Bethel Park School District is very proud to participate in this month-long celebration.
Bethel Park Superintendent Dr. James Walsh recently recorded a special message for the women of Bethel Park, past, present, and future.
Students in Mrs. Toth's and Mrs. Wessel's class at Washington Elementary did a very informative reading activity about Women's History Month.
Students at Lincoln Elementary honed their research skills that include influential females for Women's History Month.
Students in Dr. Douglas Fink's class studied the life of Dolley Madison for Women's History Month. Dolley Madison, the wife of the fourth American President James Madison, helped to shape the role of the "First Lady." She would prove to be a role model for future generations.
Ms. Kelly Eckert-Graffam's fourth grade students recently created wood sculptures based on the sculpture of artist Louise Nevelson as a part of Women's History Month.
Students at Penn and Lincoln are doing some exciting artwork based on the works of Georgia O'Keeffe, an influential female artist, as a part of Women's History Month.
Students at Ben Franklin are learning about Women's History Month with lots of good read-aloud texts and facts about influential females!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WEBSITE
Visit our new facilities microsite, http://bpsdbestinclass.org, for the latest developments and most accurate information regarding the ongoing construction projects at Independence Middle School and Bethel Park Elementary Center.
For the most up-to-date information on events in the Bethel Park School District, please consult this daily View All Events Calendar. Residents can find the recently ratified 2023-2024 Yearly Calendar here.
SCHOOL BOARD NEWS
SCHOOL BOARD ACTION SUMMARIES
Bethel Park School District provides school board action summaries after each meeting. The summary includes a short description of the main topics and action items. These summaries are meant to supplement minutes approved and posted after the next regularly scheduled meeting. We hope these summaries provide some basic information and context around the reports, presentations, and action items. Also, you can follow the agenda for the next school board meeting here and watch the school board meetings streamed live online or on-demand on the school district's YouTube channel.
SCHOOL BOARD 2023 MEETING CALENDAR
Bethel Park residents can find the school board’s current meeting calendar on our website. All school board meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the Dr. Thomas A. Knight Memorial Community Room in the Bethel Park Administration Building unless otherwise noted. There are no school board meetings scheduled for July. If you cannot attend the school board meetings in person, know they will be live-streamed through the school district’s YouTube channel. Meeting dates and times are also available on the school district’s website.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
BPSD WELCOMES AGOSTINELLI AS ITS NEW NUTRITION SERVICES DIRECTOR
Bethel Park School District welcomes Brandon Agostinelli as its new Nutrition Services Director. Agostinelli replaces John Rambo, who left the district in January. Before coming to Bethel Park, Agostinelli worked in a similar capacity at Ringgold and several schools in Ohio.
Adam Minnaugh of the American Heart Association recently delivered CPR kits to Memorial Elementary School. The kits are part of a grant sponsored by the AHA, which seeks to certify more school professionals in CPR. Mrs. Eileen Wallace, a certified school nurse, and the district’s nurse facilitator, applied for the grant and received the kits on behalf of the school district.
THE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION ONLINE PORTAL IS NOW OPEN
We are thrilled to announce that Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is officially open!
Click the link below to learn more about how you can enroll your future Black Hawk in our schools from the comfort of your own home.
ADMINISTERING MEDICATION WHILE AT SCHOOL
Parents should ask the doctor to schedule medication doses other than during school hours. When this is not possible, the school will cooperate with parents to see that the medication is given as prescribed. Here, you will find the Bethel Park School District procedures that must be followed if your child is to be given medication during school hours.
BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR BETHEL PARK’S KIM DEBALD: APRIL 7
Friends and Family of Kim DeBald are hosting a replenishment blood drive for her benefit from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Pittsburgh Pride All-Stars multipurpose room [105 Springfield Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317].
Kim has spent 29 years teaching in the Bethel Park school district, where she is a favorite among students and colleagues alike.
Recently, the veteran educator was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). She needed multiple blood and platelet transfusions during treatment and will need more.
“It surprised me how much blood I needed, which made me realize how many other patients depend on blood transfusions to keep healing their bodies and souls,” Kim said.
Nicole Loebig, a sixth grade math teacher at Neil Armstrong Middle School and a close friend of DeBald’s, is helping to organize the event. According to Loebig, the decision to hold this event is just another way for Kim's friends and family to support Kim in her journey to recovery. “Knowing how impactful blood donation is to patients like Kim led us to set up a drive in her honor,” said Loebig. “We hope that not only will people continue to rally around Kim, but also learn the importance of the selfless act of donating blood.”
GRADUATING SENIORS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR CAPS AND GOWNS INFORMATION FROM JOSTEN’S
Students graduating in June may have received an email from Josten's with different promotions for purchasing merchandise for graduation. Josten’s is the official ordering company for BPHS Caps and Gowns, Announcements, Yearbooks, and other Senior Accessories.
Throughout the year, they offer early incentive packages. If you have yet to order a cap and gown package, including the tassel, the current price is $57. The price will increase the longer you wait to order. For your convenience, here is Josten's website link to the BPHS store.
You may also call 1-800-567-8367 to place an order. Please contact the BPHS Main Office (412-854-8581) with questions.
Bethel Park School District is looking for bus drivers and aides. The benefits include a signing bonus, a competitive starting salary, health care coverage, and entrance into the state pension system. Interested applicants should visit the Employment section of the website or call 412.854.8414.
Metz Culinary Management is growing and is seeking Team Members for full and part-time roles in a busy Student Dining Services setting. Whether you enjoy cooking, serving, or customer relations, our Food Service Team comprises multi-talented individuals, all contributing to the Culinary and Hospitality services, ensuring our Students, Staff, and Guests enjoy a fantastic dining experience!
Metz Culinary Management offers flexible schedules, mostly daylight hours, competitive wages, benefits, and Career Growth in the Contract Dining Services Industry! Interested parties should reach out by calling 412.854.8754.
BLACK HAWKS ATHLETICS
For those unable to attend the games, Trib High School Sports Network often broadcasts our games live at https://tribhssn.triblive.com/broadcast-calendar/. The games are also often broadcast live on local radio stations.
March is National Athletic Training Month. We wanted to take this opportunity to showcase our hardworking athletic trainers and thank them again for their dedication to our student-athletes!
The Bethel Park football team will have new helmets in 2023. The new shells are matte black with a black facemask. Also, the “Hawks” wordmark logo on each side of the helmet, a staple for years, has been replaced with orange wings in flight with black and white trim. Also, the overlapping BP logo has been added to the back crown of the helmet.
After dropping their first two matches against Ellwood City and Beaver Area, respectively, in the Special Olympics, Three Rivers Region Unified Indoor Bocce Tournament at Geneva College, Bethel Park rebounded in its third game with a 6–4 win over Gateway. The Hawks finished ninth out of 89 regional schools. Not a bad first year!
Congratulations to the Bethel Park wrestlers who competed in the WPIAL Championship Tournament at Canon-McMillan High School. Mason Kernan (6th place/133) and Ethan Higgins (6th place/139) reached the medal stand.
Lenny DeMartino, 8th Place, 1:43.67 (State Qualifier)
Nathan Stutzman, 5th Place, 21.87 (Alternate State Qualifier)
Trent Powell, 8th Place, 52.80
200 Freestyle Relay:
Trent Powell, Luke Kallaur, Nathan Stutzman, Lenny DeMartino, 5th Place, 1:27.07 (State Qualifier)
Lenny DeMartino, 7th Place, 47.64 (State Qualifier)
Trent Powell, 8th Place, 52.67 (State Qualifier)
Cally Edner, 5th Place, 5:23.21
Stay updated with the latest information and changes to the BPHS sports schedules at https://bpathletics.bigteams.com/main/calendar/. Get information on all Bethel Park sports teams or those you’re interested in. Sign up on the site to have updates and schedule changes emailed to you, so you will know if something is canceled due to inclement weather. It’s a great way to stay in touch with our athletic teams, mainly when unpredictable weather necessitates postponements and rescheduling! Go Hawks!
BONACCORSI, THE TOP SEED AT 197 POUNDS IN THE NCAA WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
Bethel Park alum and Pitt wrestler Nino Bonaccorsi ’17 is seeded No. 1 in the NCAA Wrestling Championships’ 197-pound division, leading a team of six Panthers who will compete, starting March 16, in Tulsa, Okla.
DIRIENZO NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE
Bethel Park alum Tommy DiRienzo '20 was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Second Team. The junior guard led the team and ranked sixth in the conference with 16.7 points per game.
BETHEL PARK’S KIRSTEIN TO DISCUSS THE BUSINESS OF HOCKEY
Retired Columbus Blue Jackets executive and Bethel Park alum Greg Kirstein ‘72 will discuss “Players, Agents, Unions, Owners … and Fans: The Business Ethics of Professional Hockey” when he speaks at Ohio Wesleyan University later this month.
LIFE’S A BEACH FOR BETHEL PARK’S PSTOKA
Bethel Park Alumnae Alexa Psotka '21 led Charleston to its beach volleyball season-opening win over Tampa. Psotka is the WPIAL's first NCAA Division I Beach Volleyball player!
MA & POP’S COUNTRY KITCHEN FEATURED ON PITTSBURGH TODAY LIVE
Pittsburgh Today Live recently celebrated “Diner Week.: Hosts Heather Abraham and David Highfield visited some of the region’s best diners, including Ma & Pop's Country Kitchen in Bethel Park.
BETHEL PARK STUDENTS CAST IN LITTLE LAKE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
Congratulations to the following students recently cast in productions at the Little Lake Theatre in Canonsburg.
Ava Arnold, Grade 11, “Willy Wonka Jr.,” Aug. 17-27, playing “Candy Man” and “Phineous Trout.”
Dylan Lawton, Grade 11, “Willy Wonka Jr.,” Aug. 17-27, playing “Grandpa Joe.”
Jacob Pitoniak, Grade 7, “Willy Wonka Jr.,” Aug. 17-27, playing “Mike Teavee.”
Vincent Cavagnaro, Grade 6, “Willy Wonka Jr.,” Aug. 17-27, also playing “Mike Teavee.”
Vivia McGregor, Grade 6, “Lord of the Flies,” Sept. 7-24, playing “Sam.”
Maggie Boles, Grade 2, “Willy Wonka Jr.,” Aug. 17-27, playing “Candy Store Kid and an Oompa Loompa.”
TOP AREA FISH FRIES
With Lent now in full swing, here are some excellent places to find fish fries around Bethel Park.
YOUTH UMPIRES NEEDED FOR THE SPRING SEASON
Youth umpiring is for ages 12 and up. If your child is interested in umpiring this upcoming spring season, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add you to the list and be in contact in the spring for our umpire training! If you have any questions, just let us know.
BOY SCOUT TROUP 215 WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS
Want to join the Scouting community? Troop 215 from Bethel Park Presbyterian Church would love to welcome you! Troop 215 has been around for 100 years and is looking for new scouts to continue its legacy. If interested, please contact Scoutmaster Craig Blocklin (email@example.com) or Senior Patrol leader Nathan Disori (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on how to join Scouting!
NEWS & NOTES FROM OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT
Do you know a student who wants to go to prom but may not be able to afford it? Any student receiving services from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) or who qualifies for a free or reduced school lunch can come to the Project Prom Shop, where they can browse and try on free, new, or gently used gowns and accessories, like shoes and jewelry, and take home their favorites!
The Project Prom Shop is at 10 Duff Road, Penn Hills, PA, 15235. Students can visit the Project Prom Shop on the following dates and times:
Saturday, March 25: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, March 27: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 30: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 1: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Guests are asked to bring only one friend or family member into the shop with them ~ advanced registration is required. Click here to learn more.
The Internal Revenue Service provided details clarifying the federal tax status involving special payments made by 21 states in 2022, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
DR. FREDDIE FU SPORTS MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP
UPMC Sports Medicine is proud to once again offer the Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Program in 2023. UPMC developed the scholarship program to increase student interest in a career in sports medicine.
One scholarship for the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to a western Pennsylvania resident entering their senior year of high school in September 2023 in return for a six-week summer internship (30-40 hours per week for six weeks in a row) at the UPMC Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Complex and the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
The recipient will be able to observe patient evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation by physical therapists and athletic trainers, observe clients in the Sports Performance Department, and observe surgery with UPMC orthopedic surgeons.
FCC ANNOUNCES AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for families on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 from purchasing a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail-in application.
You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP or calling 877-384-2575.
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The Bethel Park School District will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual preference, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification.
The announcement of this policy is per state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Employees and participants who have an inquiry or complaint of harassment or discrimination or need information about accommodations for persons with disabilities should contact:
Dr. Zeb Jansante
Title IX Compliance Officer
301 Church Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102-1696
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