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BPSD Weekly Newsletter: Dec. 19, 2022

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December 19, 2022 

THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES
WINTER BREAK: DEC. 23-30
Bethel Park School District will have its annual Winter Break, December 23-30. Classes will resume on Monday, January 2, 2023. 

BETHEL PARK MUSIC DEPARTMENT’S HOLIDAY SHOW
Bethel Park’s music department recently held its annual Holiday Show and it was absolutely spectacular. Check it out here.

ADOPT-A-FAMILY SOUTH HILLS HELPS 113 AREA FAMILIES
Adopt-A-Family South Hills again held its annual Christmas gift collection at the Spencer Family YMCA. More than 113 area families in need, plus additional children, were “adopted” this year.

The non-profit organization was founded by Pamela Sanders-Wright in 2016 and assists local families in need during the holiday season. Community members, middle school and high school clubs and organizations, district staff, and community organizations and businesses, each “adopt” a local family in need to provide them with presents and essentials during the holiday season. Sanders-Wright still facilitates it along with Tracy and Diane Ford and Erin Ballanca.  

According to Tracy Ford, who has also been with the program since its inception, the entire process has become more enjoyable with each passing year. “Each year, the process of family referrals, securing sponsorships and gift donations, gift distribution, and volunteers has become less stressful and more rewarding,” she said. 

“We have many donors that feel like their donations are only a ‘drop in the bucket,’ but some of those people may not realize that with each drop, the bucket becomes a little less empty until it eventually overflows.”

NAMS TEAM GEMINI DONATES TO ADOPT-A-FAMILY SOUTH HILLS
NAMS Team Gemini recently collected money from classmates to purchase and donate standard household items to the Adopt-A-Family South Hills. Donated items included dish soap, laundry detergent, hand/bar soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, and various paper products.

HUNTER WAS NAMED BETHEL PARK ROTARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH
The Bethel Park Rotary Club’s December Student of the Month is Bethel Park High School senior Haiden Hunter. He was recently recognized at a small luncheon at The Garden Restaurant [4912 Gardenville Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236].

BETHEL PARK STUDENTS EXCEL IN HOOP SHOOT COMPETITION
Bethel Park students recently competed against kids from South Park, St. Louise de Marillac, and Chartiers Valley in the Elks South Hills Pittsburgh Lodge #2213 Hoop Shoot free throw contest for children ages 8-13 at the Bethel Park Community Center.

The winners of each of the three age groups, which included William Penn’s Cara Schuster (Girls 8-9) and Jaxon Vuchenich (Boys 8-9), have advanced to the District Shoot competition on Jan. 7, at Robert Morris. They will compete against other local winners throughout Western PA.

Other top performers included:

  • Landon Johnston (Washington) and Dylan Baier (Penn) finished in second and fourth place in the Boys 8-9 division. 

  • Violet Henderson (Franklin) and Lexie Sarneso (Washington) finished in third and fourth place in the Girls 8-9 division. 

  • Elliott Betz (Penn), Liam Volkert (Franklin), Parker Danley (Washington), and Jai’ven Harris (Franklin) came in second through fifth, respectively, in the Boys 10-11 division.

  • Addy Owen (NAMS), Kelly Felicetti (Franklin), Gianna Pusateri (Penn), and Ava Edwards (Memorial) came in second through fifth, respectively in the Girls 10-11 division.

  • Parker Benjamin (NAMS) and Cameron Betz (NAMS) took second and third, respectively in the Boys 12-13 division. 

  • Ella Carbone (NAMS) took second in the Girls 12-13 division.  

BOYS SOCCER PROGRAM ALSO DONATES TO ADOPT-A-FAMILY SOUTH HILLS
The Bethel Park boys soccer program members from grades 7-12 recently adopted a family through Adopt-A-Family South Hills. The players met in Coach Douglas Fink’s classroom after school to wrap the gifts.

THE LAST CHRISTMAS RADIO SHOW TO BE BROADCAST THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON
In the fall, Bethel Park’s theater department staged an original production about the end of the radio daytime drama called “The Last Christmas Radio Show.” The play was written by Mrs. Cortney Williams, a theater arts teacher at Bethel Park High School. A recording of that production will be broadcast on BPTV over the holidays on Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 8 p.m. BPTV airs on channel 32 for Verizon customers and channel 7 for Comcast customers.

FIVE BPHS STUDENTS NAMED STEEL CENTER CTE JANUARY SOTM
Bethel Park juniors Nicholas Grady (Automotive Technology) and Kamden Miller (Automotive Technology); and sophomores Landon Bateman (Building Trades), Hannah Stepke (Veterinary Assistance), and Matthew Yee (Computer Technology) have each been named Steel Center CTE January Students of the Month.

SCHOOL BUS GARAGE REOPENS
After several months of being housed off-site at both South Hills Village mall and the BPHS parking lot yesterday, the district’s school bus fleet has returned to its permanent home on Industrial Blvd. following the completion of the bus garage renovations.

When finished, the anticipated $2 million project will feature a significantly improved water collection system, a repaved parking lot, enhanced security, and updated diesel warming stations.

The newly renovated area also provides the infrastructure to service electric school buses should they become a reality.

BETHEL PARK CELEBRATES BRASS DAY
Earlier this week, BPSD celebrated its 19th annual Brass Day. Brass instrumentalists in grades 5-12 were encouraged to play together and learn from guest clinician Dr. Zach Collins of https://www.iup.edu/music/index.html. The students then headed off to two area nursing homes to play for local senior citizens.

YOST’S NAMS FIFTH GRADE CLASS EMBARKS ON PROJECT-BASED LEARNING
Neil Armstrong Middle School fifth grade students are enjoying learning on their own through Project-Based Learning unit.

The students were encouraged by their teacher Mr. Steven Yost to pick a topic of interest and create a project that would demonstrate what they have learned. The topics were as varied and interesting as the students who created them. Here are a few examples of the students’ creative creations.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN’S ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM
Santa's elves were hard at work this week wrapping gifts for Franklin Elementary School's annual Adopt-a-Family project. Five families are being supported with gifts thanks to the generosity of the school community and Black Diamond Equipment Rental. They include clothing, toys, and activities for families in need.

SENIOR CITIZEN HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
This past Friday, Bethel Park High School partnered with the municipality’s recreation department to host its annual Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon. The event, sponsored by the school’s Student Government Association (SGA), featured performances by the Top 21 choir, the strings orchestra, and the symphonic band.

WILLIAM PENN’S HOLIDAY OBSTACLE COURSE
Last week, William Penn Elementary School physical education teacher Deron Stock held his annual holiday obstacle course. The students had a ball as they navigated their way around the gym in new and unique ways.

WILLIAM PENN’S HEASLEY TEACHING CHERISHED HOLIDAY TRADITIONS 
The students at William Penn learned about a different December holiday each week this month. The three selected holidays were: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas.

ROCK YOUR HOLIDAY SWEATER PARTY
More than 200 students from 12 area schools had a wonderful time last week at Bethel Park’s “Rock Your Holiday Sweater” party. The fun included music, dancing, games, refreshments, and of course, a visit from Santa Claus himself.

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A REMOTE INSTRUCTIONAL DAY AND A SNOW DAY
Inclement weather can sometimes impact the operation of our schools, especially in the wintertime. Click here to review the procedures and schedules the district will follow in case of a school delay or closure. 

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 celebrates that the holiday spirit is alive and well at Bethel Park.

TECH TALKS: BUILDING DIGITAL HEALTH AT BETHEL PARK
In January, Bethel Park school director, and mother of five, Mrs. Gail Hoppe, will host free parent workshops to collaborate with parents and students to help build a digital world where kids can thriveSign up for the free workshops here.

SENATOR ROBINSON PRESENTS OFFICIAL STATE RECOGNITION TO BPHS FOR BEING NAMED A NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
Last week, Bethel Park High School welcomed PA State Senator Devlin Robinson, who presented superintendent Dr. James Walsh, and high school principal Mr. Joseph Villani with a formal declaration recognizing the school for its National Blue Ribbon School designation in November. The BPSD School Board also officially recognized Villani and his school for its tremendous achievement at its monthly voting meeting.

GERMAN EXCHANGE STUDENT BRUCH ACCLIMATING TO HER NEW HOME
Moving to a new country and leaving your family and friends behind is a harsh reality. But that is true for Bethel Park’s German foreign exchange student Leonie Bruch.

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TRIP
Bethel Park High School will send a delegation of students on an educational travel experience to Iceland & the Leadership Conference in Berlin, Germany, in the Summer of 2024!

Questions: firek.christine@bphawks.org

FRENCH CLUB TRIP 
There’s still time to enroll in the Grand Tour of France in June 2024. Please direct any questions to mccoy.tracy@bphawks.org.

Slots are filling up quickly!  Here’s the link where you can enroll: www.eftours.com/2608056ns

DECA CLEANS UP AT DISTRICT COMPETITION
BPHS students recently participated in the PA DECA District III Career Development Conference at Duquesne University’s School of Business and Small Business Development Center. BPHS’s Lexi Dorfner presided over the conference.  Thirty-nine BPHS students have qualified for the PA DECA State Conference to be held in Hershey, Feb. 22-24. More are expected in the coming weeks.


Arabella Cicero was elected to serve as the District III Representative for the 2023-2024 school year.

BEST BUDDIES HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE
Last week, during the high school’s LEAD Day, Bethel Park’s Best Buddies club held a white elephant gift exchange that proved to be enormously popular among the students.  It was a huge hit.  Senior Eva Blatz read a story that dictated the direction of the gift passing.

BPHS HOLIDAY TREE CONTEST
BPHS recently welcomed BPTV, which shot its annual Holiday Tree special.

The school’s DECA (marketing) club sponsored the annual tradition in which various classes, clubs, and teams adopted/decorated one of 19 trees. Many treated the event as a fundraiser, while others saw it as a fun group activity.

PAJAMA PALS AGAIN COLLECTING NIGHTTIME SLEEPWEAR FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUTH
Pajamas are something that many of us take for granted as we change into them at the end of the day before crawling into bed for a night’s sleep. Unfortunately, thousands of children, many of whom live in Western Pennsylvania, don’t have the luxury of enjoying the comfort of a cozy and well-fitted pair of pajamas.

Bethel Park seniors Meghan Krapp and Merris Gable are again trying to make a difference in children’s lives through an initiative they call Pajama Pals, now in its second year.

Throughout December, collection bins will be placed at various locations within the district, including each elementary school and the high school.  They will also be placed at some local businesses.  The young ladies ask that families donate new pajamas for children up to age 18.  Previously worn pajamas cannot be accepted.

If you have any questions, you can reach them via email at pajamapalscontact@gmail.com, or you can message them on Instagram at @pajamapals.

NEIL ARMSTRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL CHARITY CARNIVAL 2022: DEC. 22
After a two-year break, the NAMS Charity Carnival will be held on Dec. 22! Students will enjoy an afternoon filled with games, activities, concessions, and raffle baskets while raising money for charity. All proceeds will be donated to UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghSouth Hills Pet Rescue, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

How can I help?
We need donations to make the carnival a success. Each homeroom has been assigned a theme for the basket raffle. Please bring in new, unused items that fall into your room's theme. All donations were due by Friday, Dec. 9. Click on the carnival flyer to learn more about the basket donations.

How can I get tickets for the games?
To avoid waiting in line, the best way to purchase tickets is online. All tickets will be distributed to students on the day of the event. Tickets were sold at school Tuesday, Dec. 6, during homeroom, and Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 7 and 8, during the lunch periods and the carnival. Additional pre-sale dates and times may be announced. Game tickets are 4 for $1. Raffle, food, and activity tickets are $1 each. 

Purchase tickets here:   https://nams-2022-charity-carnival.cheddarup.com.

GET READY TO ROCK AT ELECTRIFY YOUR STRINGS: JAN. 6
Bethel Park High School and Independence Middle School Orchestra musicians will quite literally light up the auditorium with some classic rock songs at their 2023 Electrify Your Strings Concert, at 7 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 6. 

Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door for the General Admission show. To secure your seats in advance, please contact strings teacher Stephanie Glover via email at glover.stephanie@bphawks.org.

Electric Cellist Greg Byers will lead the student musicians in the performance, featuring selections from the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses, and many more.

UPMC SPORTS MEDICINE TO HOST INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: JANUARY 7
The UPMC Sports Medicine program will hold an Introduction to Athletic Training: An Interactive Workshop for High School Students Saturday, Jan. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Lemieux Sports Complex, 8000 Cranberry Springs Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.

The winter workshop is for high school students who might be interested in a career in athletic training/sports medicine or who wish to enhance their daily skills while working under the direction of a certified athletic trainer.

The program exposes students to critical topics through lectures and hands-on practice of techniques and procedures.

The $40 fee for the workshop covers educational materials, supplies, continental breakfast, and lunch. If you have questions or wish to register, contact mccabere@upmc.edu, or call 412-432-3724.

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 households 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.   



IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
DISTRICT NEWS
BETHEL PARK ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME WELCOMES ITS CLASS OF 2022
In a recent ceremony held in the Bethel Park High School cafeteria and later at halftime of the Hawks boys basketball game versus Canon-McMillan, six former Bethel Park sports standouts were inducted into the Bethel Park Athletic Hall of Fame sponsored by Allegheny Health Network.

The inductees included Glenn Nordstrom (football and basketball) ‘45 and his son Carl (baseball and football) ‘83.  The Nordstroms are just the second father-son combination to be selected for the BPAHOF. The other honorees included Eric Morrison (baseball and soccer) ‘04, Kellie Schmitt (tennis) “05, and Megan Marecic (basketball) ‘14.

James Moore, the founder of the boys basketball and football programs, was posthumously given the Distinguished Contribution Award.

TURKA HONORED AT THE PENNSYLVANIA TEACHER OF THE YEAR CONFERENCE
Congratulations to IMS teacher Jason Turka, who was one of 12 finalists for the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award, given this week to Ryan Hardesty of Blackhawk.

Mr. Turka was presented by one of his students, Veronica Balkovec, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.  The BPSD School Board also officially recognized Turka's remarkable achievement at its December voting meeting.

MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY GINGERBREAD HOUSE PROJECT
First graders in Mrs. Melissa Porter’s class at Memorial recently participated in gingerbread-themed activities, including a STEAM activity with gingerbread house building. The students built their gingerbread houses using graham crackers, candy and other festive supplies.

They also made gingerbread fact families, did some gingerbread rhyming, made some gingerbread addition facts and learned about house construction.

BPSD RELEASES ITS “BE A HERO” SCHOOL BUS DRIVER CAMPAIGN VIDEO
Be a hero! Apply today to become a Bethel Park School District Bus driver or aide. Tell your friends and family too.

Here is a recruitment video the school district has produced on it with the help of our friends at BPTV.

  • Excellent starting pay + signing bonus

  • Flexible schedule

  • Free training

  • State pension

Interested?  Call 412.854.8414, or email Transportation Director Scott Ziehler at ziehler.scott@bphawks.org.  Also, BPTV recently produced a full video for its “Around Town” program.

STUDENT SUPPORT COUNSELING STRUCTURE K-12
The Bethel Park School District values students' emotional, behavioral, and academic well-being. Bethel Park has invested heavily in the support structure for its students with comprehensive coverage that includes social worker services, school counselor services, and site-based therapy options for students who exhibit such a need. Click here to learn more.

BEHAVIOR AND EMOTIONAL SCREENING SYSTEM (BESS)
The Behavior and Emotional Screening System (BESS) is a screening tool published by Pearson for schools to determine student strengths and weaknesses in their child's behavioral and emotional well-being.  This tool is short and is written in such a way that the student report form can be used by students ages 8 through 18 (3rd through 12th grade). Click here to learn more.

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.

BETHEL PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT’S STRATEGIC PLAN
The district recently released its Strategic Plan (2021-2026), including its Comprehensive Plan (2021-2024) and its ongoing long-term Facilities Planning. You can also see the district's Professional Development Plan and Induction PlanSee Superintendent Dr. James Walsh’s explanation of the plan

DISTRICT CALENDAR
For the most -up-to-date information on events happening within the Bethel Park School District, please consult this daily View All Events Calendar.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
The Bethel Park School District encourages the involvement of parents and guardians in our schools. Pennsylvania State Law requires every volunteer with direct contact with students must have clearances on file with the school district. The required clearances are the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (Act 34), and the FBI Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114).  PA Clearances are free to volunteers, and the FBI Clearance is $22.60. Volunteers who have resided in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years and have never been convicted of a Disqualifying Offense can sign a waiver to eliminate the need for FBI Clearance.

Click here for complete details on how to become a volunteer in the Bethel Park School District. Please be sure to follow the checklist in the attached link.

IMS NEWS
IMS STUDENT COUNCIL PRESENTS:
A Night in Paris… 7th and 8th-grade dance on Dec. 16, 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the IMS Cafe (doors open at 6:10 p.m.) 

IMS FUNDRAISER (Shopfund)
Pick-up will be available during school hours from 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Please contact the office if you need to make other arrangements.

IMS FUNDRAISER: PHOTOS WITH THE BUMBLE
The IMS life skills students are teaming up with the school’s drama club to raise money for a worthy cause. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, IMS students can take pictures with the Bumble Monster from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” for a small donation to the Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania.

IMS YEARBOOK ON SALE NOW:  CLICK HERE TO ORDER

IMS YEARBOOK - PHOTOGRAPH SUBMISSIONS
The IMS Yearbook would love for you to share your images of middle school life.  We are looking for photographs from athletics, extracurricular activities, or other community events to potentially use in the 2023 book.  If you are willing to share any of your photographs throughout the school year, you can simply upload them to either yearbookforever.com or download the Yearbook SNAP app on your phone.  The access code to submit images is Hawks.

IMS SPORTS:
If your child plans to play a winter sport, please submit all paperwork before tryouts.

Sign up on the REMIND APP to stay up to date.

  • IMS GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Tryouts January 3, 4, 5 (Roster reduction if necessary, Jan. 6)

  • Regular season practice begins Jan. 9

 

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 not meant to replace minutes, which are 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 2022 MEETING CALENDAR
The school board’s current meeting calendar can be found 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
BETHEL PARK PARTNERS WITH PEACHJAR E-FLIER SYSTEM
Bethel Park School District is partnering with Peachjar to provide an electronic alternative for distributing fliers.

Peachjar’s e-flier management system electronically approves fliers and emails them to parents’ and guardians’ inboxes. Parents can view e-fliers from their smartphones or computer. In addition, fliers are also posted on the school's website for easy viewing. More information about Peachjar can be found on their website.

The district is encouraging schools to use Peachjar because it saves time for school staff, it sends fliers directly to parents rather than using students as the distribution channel, and it saves paper. 


BETHEL PARK CHEERLEADING CLINIC: JAN. 21
The Bethel Park High School Sideline Cheerleaders & Coaches are conducting their annual cheer clinic for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade who are interested in learning basic cheerleading techniques! 

The clinic schedule is as follows:

  • Check-in 12:30–1 p.m. inside the BPHS gymnasium main entrance.

  • Small group instruction by grade level from 1–3:45 p.m.

A snack & water will be provided; please note any food allergies below.

You may also send a snack, but please mark any items that need to go back home.

  • Demonstration/performance for family and friends at 3:45 p.m.


*Parents do NOT need to stay but are encouraged to come back to watch the children        cheer at 3:45 p.m.


Each registered child receives the following:

  • Bethel Park Cheerleading Clinic T-shirt 

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Entry into a drawing for a chance to cheer with the cheerleaders at an upcoming varsity basketball game.


Registration Cost: $25 per child

*Please complete the attached registration form and mail it with your check payable to


BP Cheer Boosters:

BP Cheer Boosters

4607 Library Road; Suite 220-213; Bethel Park, PA 15102

MAIL-IN DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF REGISTRATION IS Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022

ALUMNI NEWS

EMPLOYMENT NEWS

  • 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 to John Rambo by email or by calling 412.854.8754.


BLACK HAWKS ATHLETICS



  • Meghan Tischler ‘23 has committed to compete collegiately for the Grove City College womens soccer team.

  • Senior Coby Goelz was named an Academic All-American by the Great American Rivalry Series website. Coby has a 4.56 GPA and is an active member of the National Honor Society. He has lettered on both the football and two-time state championship baseball teams. Following graduation, Coby plans to study molecular biology and continue on to medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon.




SPORTS SCHEDULES
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 Octoberway to stay in touch with our athletic teams, mainly when unpredictable weather necessitates postponements and rescheduling!  Go Hawks!

COMMUNITY NEWS
BPTV LOOKING FOR GAMERS
Bethel Park Gaming is a show entirely dedicated to video games. They play, review, discuss & debate various games and are looking for community volunteers (14 and older) for their next show from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 7, at BPTV’s palatial studios in the Bethel Park Municipal Building.

SOUTH HILLS ELK LODGE COLLECTING HIDES FOR VETERANS
Elks Lodge No. 2213 in Bethel Park, located at 2789 South Park Road, is taking part in the national Elks’ Veterans Leather Program this holiday season.


IMPORTANT LINKS

·       Bethel Park School District: www.bpsd.org

·       eSchoolPlus/PowerSchool Home Access Center Login:

https://bpkhac.eschoolplus.powerschool.com/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fHomeAccess

·       Twitter: www.twitter.com/bpsdinfo

·       Facebook: www.facebook.com

·       Instagram: bethel_park_school_district

·       YouTube: BETHEL_PARK_SCHOOL_DISTRICT

·       Linked In: www.linkedin.com

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
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
412.854.8420
412.854.8430 (fax)
jansante.zeb@bphawks.org

If you are receiving this newsletter in error, please email Mr. James Cromie at cromie.james@bphawks.org, and you will be promptly removed from the list. Also, if someone you know is not getting this newsletter but would like to receive one, please encourage them to contact Mr. Cromie. Finally, all of this year’s email newsletters are posted on the district’s website, so you can go back and look at past editions if you’d like.