NOTICE: Abington Heights teachers' union has informed the District there will be a strike beginning Thursday, September 11, 2014, with no indication when the strike will end.
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Alex Fried placed as a national octofinalist in Lincoln Douglas debate, ranking as one of the top 16 Lincoln Douglas debaters in the country, following the Forensic Team's competition at the NCFL Grand National Speech and Debate Tournament in Chicago, Illinois.
Director of Special Education Dr. Fran Rassouli would like to thank parents who attended and participated in this year’s parent informational sessions. Based on surveys distributed during this year’s sessions, plans for next year topics will be developed. The informational sessions will resume in September with a meet and greet for all parents and Dr. Rassouli. All sessions will be held in the Abington Heights Administration Building, Second Floor, 200 East Grove Street, Clarks Summit. All community members will be invited to attend and a sign language interpreter will be present. The Department of Education may contact you regarding our District and our parent outreach initiative to provide parent informational sessions throughout the school year. Select this link for information about a survey that may come from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Cierra Beck placed second in the University of Scranton’s Integration Bee. The contest pitted high school students against each other to find antiderivatives of functions of a single real variable.
Senior student, Allison Stroyan, competed at the 13th Russian Language Olympiada in Moscow, Russia. She represented the United State national team, comprised of six outstanding Russian language students from around the country. While in Moscow, she embarked on a series of rigorous testing in Russian along with some cultural excursions. There were 200 students from 30 different countries involved in the event, all thanks to a grant from the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the State Institute of the Russian Language named for A.S. Pushkin. To see her on the Moscow news, click here.
Our High School Mock Trial Team won the Region 10 Title.
High School Health and Physical Education Teacher Mike Ludka has been successful in securing a $4,000 grant through the Abington Educational Improvement Organization to purchase CrossFit equipment for the Fitness Center.
Congratulations to our students, faculty, staff, administrators and parents for their collective efforts in helping our High School earn a building level academic score of 95.3 (out of 100) according to the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile (SPP). The building level academic score of 95.3 ranks our High School as one of the top 30 high schools in Pennsylvania. Congratulations to our students on their academic performance, and thank you to our teachers and parents for supporting and educating our students.
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Our High School Mock Trial Team won the District Championship. Alex Fried and Amelia Walker-Serrano won awards for best attorney and best witness, respectively.
The Girls' Jr. High Softball team won their fourth consecutive Division II Championship by defeating Valley View 8-0. The team is coached by Cleve Elmy and assisted by Allyson Bray. The softball team finished with a League record of 9-1. Team members are: Cassidy Bartkowski, Naudia Solan, Anna Van Wert, Ashlynn Fitzgerald, Audrey Cottell, Caylee Kull, Courtney Toroni, Hannah White, Samantha Petty, Ashley DeRiso, Maddie Brown, Katya Williams, Arla Davis, Ashley Chrysler, Alison Fiorillo, Kyra Sladicki, Kaylee Rothenberger, Nina Kozar and Jane Mecca.
Congratulations to senior Tessa Barrett, who earned the title of Best High School Female Distance Runner in the National Championship held in San Diego, California.
The following wrestlers have earned Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association All-State Academic Honors:
Greg Pascale - 2nd Team
Mathew Carr - Honorable Mention
Jackson Renninger - Honorable Mention
Congratulations to senior JC Show, who was selected as the 2013-2014 Gatorade Pennsylvania Boys' Basketball Player of the Year.
The following students will be competing in the National High School Powerlifting Championship in Killeen, Texas:
Matt Devine - 9th grade
Kaylee Tokash - 9th grade
Ryan Green - 10th grade
Landon York - 10th grade
Alyissa McMinn - 11th grade
Bobby Bauman 12th grade
Dalton LaCoe - 12th grade
The following students participated in the 2014 District 9 Band Festival, which was held at Montrose High School:
Flute: Olivia Rainey
Clarinet: Morgan Muller, Carl Stewart, Katie Fischer
Bass Clarinet: Martha Philips
Alto Saxophone: Paula Galvao
Baritone Saxophone: Raymond Pennachio
Trumpet: Kanak Chattopadhyay
Trombone: Joe Sileo
Baritone: Nicole Olver
Snare Drum/ Battery: Bill Roditski
Transportation Notice: Buses may be delayed due to roadwork on Routes 6 and 11.
Waverly Elementary School has been selected as a Title I Distinguished School for the 2013-14 school year by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) – Division of Federal Programs as announced by Carolyn C. Dumaresq, Ed.D., Acting Secretary of Education
Eric Onofrey, Ryan McDonald and Kanak Chattopadhyay have been named National Merit Commended Students and have received letters of commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. They are named on the basis of a nationally applied selection index score.
In addition to being named a Commended Student, Aidan Hodge has been named a National Merit Semi-Finalist, one of the highest scoring entrants in the state. Semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis.
Forensic Team members competed in the Yale University Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament. Richard Ling earned quarter finalist honors in JV Lincoln Douglas Debate.
Roadwork has closed the back entrance to Clarks Summit Elementary School. Parents should park in upper lot and walk down to meet students in the afternoon.
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