KnightVision Electronic Newsletter
2011-2012 School Year     
May2012  
 
1. Graduation!
2. Scholarships for Seniors
3. Excellence in Education
4. Summer Camps at Norwin
5. Update: Hillcrest Teacher Moves to Finalist for Teacher of the Year
6. Foundation Awards Educator Grants
7. “Octopus” Invades Hillcrest Intermediate School
8. 2012-2013 Preliminary Budget
9. Citizenship and Character Education Framework
10. Norwin Council of PTAs Awards Scholarships
11. STEM Day at Hillcrest
12. Cystic Fibrosis Fund-Raisers at Stewartsville and Hillcrest
13. Chain Reaction Contraption Night at High School
14. Sheridan Students “Adopt” Gorilla
15. Kennywood Picnic Announcement
16. Norwin Students Make State Level of PTA Reflections Contest
17. Sunset Valley Students Solve Case of the Missing Mug
18. Marcellus Shale Worker Speaks at High School
19. High School Student Earns 2nd Place in Congressional Art Contest
20. Studying Ecosystems at Sunset Valley
21. Athletics
22. Gray Matter Games at Hillcrest
23. Law Day at Stewartsville
24. Mock Accident
25. Five Band Students Named to Attend BOA Rose Bowl Parade

April 2012
April2012  
 
1. Hillcrest Educator Named Semifinalist for PA Teacher of the Year
2. Family Miniature Golf Outing Saturday May 12 at Kerber’s
3. Celebrate Life Day at High School
4. Beat the Summer ‘Brain Drain’: Enroll in Summer Skills Classes
5. Elementary Engineering Camp Offered
6. Camp Invention: June 11-15 at Hillcrest
7. Hahntown After-School Language Program
8. Sheridan Terrace Landform Project
9. Sunset Students Learn about Symbolic Language
10. Rescue 8 Paramedic Educates Sheridan Students
11. Night with the Young Knights Part III
12. Hillcrest Arts Day
13. The Wedding of “Q” and “U” at Stewartsville Elementary
14. Stewartsville Music Concert
15. Six Students Perform at All-State Concert
16. Earth Day Energy Savings Report
17. Spring Senior High Art Show
18. March Arts Day at High School
19. High School Students Excel at Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair
20. Summer Robotics Camp
21. Honors Biology Students Excel in PA Biomedical Research Contest
22. Show Choir Wins Three Trophies at Tennessee Competition
23. Kennywood Tickets
24. Community Connections Courses for Summer
25. Guidance Corner
26. Athletics
27. Norwin Color Guard

March 2012
March2012

1. Vaccination Deadline Nears
2. Norwin STEM Education Summit Attracts 350
3. Students Excel at Council of PTAs Science Fair
4. Students Rally for “Race for Grace” March 31
5. Mad Science Wows Fifth-Grade Students at Hillcrest
6. Sunset Valley Physical Education Classes Enriched by Xbox Kinect
7. Middle School Student Competes at State Geography Bee
8. Foreign Exchange Students Enrich Language Classes
9. Foundation Provides Grant For 3rd-Grade Robotics
10. Restructuring of Pupil Services and Special Programs
11. Students Win Japanese Speech Contest
12. Elementary Schools Celebrate Dr. Seuss with Read Across America
13. Norwin Math Team Wins at CalcuSolve
14. Hillcrest Students Excel at Interscholastic Reading Competition
15. Guidance Corner
16. Adopt a Pilot Program at Hillcrest
17. Senior Art Show Set for 6 p.m. Friday, April 20 at High School
18. Heavenly Hats at Hillcrest
19. Spring Concerts at Norwin Schools
20. AP Physics Students take 2nd in Engineering Competition
21. Straight Talk for Parents: 7 p.m. April 3 West. Intermediate Unit
22. Jump Rope for Heart Has New Cardiac Arrest Awareness Component at Hillcrest Intermediate
23. Camp Invention: June 11-15 at Hillcrest
24. Stewartsville Talent Show
25. Winter Robotics Camp
26. Knight at the Races April 14 and Suite Café May 5 Help Band, Music
27. Athletics
28. Norwin World Guard Places First
29. Musical Performer from the Netherlands Visits Hillcrest
30. High School Career Fair
31. Director Of Business Affairs Presents Budget Projections
32. Sheridan Terrace Classroom Cooks Up Communication Skills
33. Dental Health Month at Stewartsville

February 2012
feb12
 
1. School Calendar for 2012-2013 School Year Approved
2. Norwin STEM Education Summit Growing
3. NSD Community Foundation Offers $35,000 in Scholarships
4. Hillcrest Student Assistance Program Earns Award
5. Norwin High School Musical: All Shook Up
6. Beauty and the Beast Jr. a Triumph for Hillcrest Students
7. Performing Arts Roundup
8. Elementary Boundary Realignments
9. Norwin Takes 2nd at County Quiz Competition
10. Student, Teacher Efforts Help Grace Foundation
11. Education Policy Expert Mr. Ron Cowell Visits Norwin
12. A Night with the Young Knights
13. Sheridan Terrace 4th-Graders Share Published Pieces
14. Norwin Council of PTAs Science Fair Sat. March 24
15. KnightVision Electronic Newsletter Wins State Award
16. Hahntown’s Bingo for Books!
17. Peer Buddy Program at Sheridan Terrace
18. Chinese Culture Lessons at Stewartsville
19. Athletics

January 2012
Jan12  
 
1. Norwin to host first-ever STEM Education Summit
2. High School Student Receives National Award
3. Board Recognition Month
4. Upcoming Musicals
5. Eagle Scout Project: Refinish the Auditorium Floor
6. Nominate a Norwin Teacher for PA Teacher of the Year
7. Hillcrest Program Earns $15,000 State Grant
8. High School Student Leo Buffalini Persuades Classmates to Donate
9. Guidance Corner
10. “Ms. Udderly” Visits Stewartsville
11. Kindergarten Registration
12. 100th Day Activities
13. Kennywood Tickets
14. Athletics
15. Children’s Author at Hahntown
16. Pasta Making at Hahntown
17. Intra-School Leadership Conference

December 2011
Dec2011  
 
Science Alumni Days
National Board Certified Teachers at Norwin
Norwin Hosts PMEA Jazz
Elementary Clothing Drive Update
Thanksgiving Feast in Life Skills
Hillcrest Students Take Second at County Quiz Bowl
Gingerbread Engineering at Hillcrest Intermediate
Nutrition Council Meeting Thursday, January 5
Food Drives
Guidance Corner
North American Forest Display at Hahntown Elementary
Community Connections Courses Begin Mid-January
Still Time to Enroll in Winter Robotics Camps
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle at Stewartsville
Candy Cane Castle
Athletics

November 2011
Nov2011  
 
Middle School Robotics Competition
New Robotics Camps Offered
Norwin Band Makes Semifinals at Grand Nationals
Business-Education-Community Program Spotlights Four Students
Elementary Clothing Drive Update
A Night with the Young Knights
Candy Cane Castle Set for Saturday, December 10
Junior Achievement at Middle School
Athletics
Norwin Holiday Concerts
Veterans’ Day Programs
A Day in Ancient Greece
Dancing With the Staff
Board Members Honored for Long-Term Service
Stewartsville Lemonade Stand Raises $1,177 for Charity
Teachers Dress Casually to Meet Need
Sunset Valley Students Flex Their Muscles
Middle School Raises $841 for Heart Association
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle at Stewartsville
Fall Play
Westmoreland County Special Olympics Bowling Tourney
Guidance Corner

Oct2011
 
1. You’ve Got a Friend Day at Twin Lakes
2. Drive-Text Simulator at Norwin High School
3. Center for 21st Century Learners Begins
4. Elementary Clothing Drive Asks for Donated Items
5. Dancing with the Staff
6. Hillcrest Fallen Log Activity
7. Norwin Middle School Computer Club Raises Funds for Children’s Hospital
8. Wildlife Works at Sunset Valley Elementary School
9. Athletics
10. High School Students Teach Elementary Students Basics of Spanish Language
11. Norwin Hosts County Food Service Association
12. Norwin High School Students Earn Spots on Honors Ensembles
13. Free Technology Classes a Hit with Seniors
14. High School Student Leads "Pink-Out" Effort Against Breast Cancer
15. Annual Report Available
16. Guidance Corner

Sept2011
 
Students Excel on State Math, Reading Exams
Norwin Wins Bands of America Competition
Tuesday, Oct. 4 is Day of Giving
Norwin STEM Web Site Is A Resource for Parents
Free Technology Courses for Senior Citizens
Teaching 9-11 at Norwin
Board Ratifies Teacher Contract
Homecoming Events Fri. October 7 and Sat. Oct. 8
Third-Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Oct. 6
Athletics
Guidance Corner
New Procedures for Student Publicity
Horseback Riding Provides Learning Experience for Students
Back to School Time Means Please Drive Safely
Student Scenes: Photos From Around Norwin
Cyber Charter School Funding and Accountability
Changes to Student Lunch Accounts
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