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North Hills Monthly

New & Notable, January 2018

Jan 01, 2018 02:14PM ● Published by North Hills Monthly magazine
Amazing Glaze Donut Company Opens
Mark and Sarah Cadarette recently opened the Amazing Glaze Donut Company in Gibsonia at 4988 Middle Rd. The family-run business offers delicious donuts and fresh organic coffee. Open Tues.- Sat., 6am-1pm and Sun. 7am -1pm.

NHCO’s Transportation Assistance Program Undergoes Changes
North Hills Community Outreach has expanded its transportation and car donation program. Formerly called Community Auto, it is now the Transportation Assistance program. The program is free for those who qualify; applicants must be low-income residents of northern Allegheny County outside of the city of Pittsburgh. When funds allow, the program may provide transportation costs such as gas cards, CONNECT cards and ride share, vehicle repairs, car seats and AAA memberships, as well as limited matching funds to purchase a vehicle to get to work. More info, www.nhco.org or 412-487-6316.

Vincentian Academy Students Raise Money for Cystic Fibrosis 
Caroline Elliott, Marina Eyster and Mark Yakim donated $10,156 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation from the Color Run for the Cure, a fundraiser that they created, designed and executed. The two-mile run was held on the Vincentian campus to help raise awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis, a rare, genetic life-shortening disease that affects every organ in the body.

Richland Twp. to Receive $192,000 Grant
Richland Township has received a grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to plug two gas wells which pose a health and safety concern to local residents. The wells are located on a residential property and a large, underdeveloped property that is in the initial planning stages to become a senior citizen community center.

The Block Northway Welcomes Piada Italian Street Food
Piada Italian Street Food opened in December at The Block Northway, and offers fresh, customized, high-quality food including sandwiches, salads and pasta-based dishes. The open kitchen design invites guests to share in the experience as a chef prepares their meals.  More info, www.theblocknorthway.com or 412-364-1171.

Elementary Students Learning Spanish at Seneca Valley
Seneca Valley is teaching Spanish to children in grades 1-4 as an implementation of the elementary World Language program. The goals of the program include reinforcing language learning skills and fostering proficiency in Spanish. The curriculum encompasses what each child is already learning in math, science, English language arts, social studies, art, music, health and physical education classes.

DMS Students Win First Place 
in Quiz Bowl 
A team of Dorseyville Middle School sixth-grade students recently placed first in the elementary division of the 3-2-1 Questions Unlimited National Quiz Bowl. The students are Katherine Haas, Benjamin Myers, Abraham White, Eric Pil, Jack Cannon, Adam Ferris and Adhitya Thirumala. The academic competition involves history, math, geography, art, music, science, technology and other academic areas.
Fetch Named Head of School at Winchester Thurston
Dr. Scott Fetch will be the new Head of School at Winchester Thurston, effective July 2018. Fetch brings nearly 30 years of academic and administrative experience to the position, and formerly served at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and NSU University School in Florida, where he served as Upper School director. 
SVSD Named to Annual AP District Honor Roll
Seneca Valley School District is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included, Seneca Valley had to increase the number of students participating in AP classes while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of 3 or higher within the last two years. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the AP program.
Dorseyville Middle School Students Chosen for Honors Orchestra
Three Dorseyville Middle School eighth-grade students were recently selected to perform with the 2018 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 1 Junior High Orchestra. They include Caroline Song (cello), Katherine Voigt (viola) and Annie Yonas (1st violin). The PMEA District 1 Junior High Orchestra will include the best student-musicians from Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties who will participate in a concert on March 17 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon High School.

La Roche Named Military Friendly College
For the 10th consecutive year, La Roche College has earned the 2018 Military Friendly School designation from Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families to help them in selecting the best college, university or trade school to help them pursue a civilian career.

Saint Joseph Students Earn Women in Science Awards
Three Saint Joseph High School juniors recently earned Seton Hill University Women in Science Awards. Julia Singleton (biology), Leah Grady (chemistry) and Abigail Book (math) are now eligible for Seton Hill’s Women in Science scholarship, which is valued at $76,000.