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Briefs: Superintendent named to fellowship program

| Wednesday, August 14, 2002 12:00 a.m

Patricia Green, superintendent of the North Allegheny Schools, has been named a Broad Foundation fellow.

She recently attended Broad Center Academy training in Detroit as part of her one-year fellowship.

The Broad Center for Superintendents is a national nonprofit organization designed to address leadership problems in America’s public schools.

The center was established in 2001 by the Broad Foundation.

Candidates go through an application process to determine their suitability for and commitment to the role of superintendent.

Fellows retain their full-time employment and attend the Broad Executive Program during several weekends in a 10-month period.

Customized independent learning experiences also are developed for each fellow.

YMCA is awarded grant for $5,000

The Sewickley Valley YMCA was awarded a $5,000 grant from the William V. and Catherine A. McKinney Charitable Foundation.

The foundation provides support to organizations that focus on the elderly, disadvantaged youth, the disabled and the arts.

The grant will allow the YMCA’s Children’s Center for Creative Learning to offer financial aid to preschoolers whose families cannot afford to send them to a preschool program.

The YMCA’s Children’s Center for Creative Learning is located in Edgeworth Elementary School in Sewickley.

The center was established in 1998 after it was determined that 20 percent of kindergarten students in the area had no preschool experience and that 19 percent of the school district population was financially distressed.

Orientations kick off upcoming school year

The Deer Lakes School District will sponsor several upcoming orientation sessions for returning students, parents and families new to the area.

An orientation for new students entering kindergarten, first or second grade will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Curtisville Primary Center, 1715 Saxonburg Blvd.

An orientation for new students entering grades three to five will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at East Union Intermediate Center, 57 East Union Road.

Deer Lakes Middle School will sponsor an orientation sessions for all sixth-graders and new students in grades seven and eight and their parents at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the school, 17 East Union Road.

Deer Lakes High School will sponsor an orientation session for all ninth-graders and new students in the upper grades and their parents at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the school, 163 E. Union Road. The session will begin in the gymnasium with a discussion of procedures and other pertinent information for the 2002-03 school year. Members of the Student Council will be available to assist students and their parents.

Today’s meetings

Cranberry Township Planning Commission: 7 p.m., municipal building, 2525 Rochester Road. Phone: (724) 776-4806.

Emsworth Borough Council: 7:30 p.m., 171 Center Ave. Phone: (412) 761-1161.

Hampton Township Council: 7:30 p.m., township office, 3101 McCully Road. Phone: (724) 443-7585.

North Allegheny School Board: Work session, 7:30 p.m., Carson Middle School, 200 Hillvue Lane, McCandless. Phone: (412) 369-5437.

Richland Township Parks and Recreation Board: 7 p.m., municipal building, 4011 Dickey Road. Phone: (724) 443-5921.

West View Borough Council: 8 p.m., borough office, 441 Perry Highway. Phone: (412) 931-2800.

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