KnightVision  Electronic Newsletter
2012-2013 School Year

May 2013

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1. 389 High School Students to Graduate
2. August 2013 Calendar At a Glance
3. Local Academic Scholarships Earned by Graduating Seniors
4. Excellence in Education
5. Elementary STEM Days
6. 2013-2014 Preliminary Education Budget
7. Third Year of Teacher Grants Awarded: 690 Students Will Benefit
8. Athletics
9. Special Olympics
10. STEM Night a Success at Hillcrest
11. Middle School’s Holocaust Remembrance Night
12. Guidance Corner

13. Hillcrest Student’s Art Project Permanently Displayed
14. Senior Portrait Criteria for 2013-14 Yearbook
15. Hahntown Student Excels in PBS Kids GO! Writers Contest
16. Concession Stand Food Safety Course August 15
17. Norwin Council of PTAs
18. Art Enrichment at Sheridan Terrace Elementary School
19. Spring Photos from Around the Norwin Schools
20. Best Wishes for a Safe and Happy Summer!

KnightVision  Electronic Newsletter

April 2013

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1. Mock Accident Raises Awareness
2. Middle School Student Appears on Excela Billboard on Rt. 30
3. High School Students Win at BotsIQ Competition
4. Elementary “iPad Apps Buffet” Held for Students
5. Education Policy Analyst Speaks to Norwin Business Roundtable
6. Six Norwin Students Earn All-State Honors
7. Athletics
8. Middle School Receives Grant for Student CPR Training
9. Hillcrest Students Excel at Interscholastic Reading Competition
10. U.S. Representative Tim Murphy Speaks to High School Students
11. Norwin Foundation Promotes Tax Credit Program for Businesses
12. “Freaky Fantasy” Silent Movie Challenge at Hillcrest
13. Guidance Corner
14. Sheridan Terrace Student Wins Dental Health Contest

15. Pitt’s Mobile Science Lab Visits Stewartsville Elementary
16. Show Choir Succeeds at ‘Music in the Parks’
17. Spanish Language Students’ Trip to Costa Rica
18. Adopted Pets Opal and Teaka Visit Sunset Valley
19. Play it Forward Event Sat. May 11 at Norwin High School
20. News from the three Norwin Color Guards
21. Norwin Council of PTAs: Thank You for Steelers Basketball Support
22. Two Students Win in Fire Prevention Poster Contest
23. Additional Summer Camps Being Offered
24. Hillcrest Book Fair
25. Sheridan Terrace Title I Facebook Page
26. “Sunshine for Cheyenne” Helps Student at Sunset Valley
27. STEM Girls Club Draws 27 to After-school Learning Opportunities

March 2013

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1. High School Student Council Wins National Gold Council of Excellence Award
2. Nearly 200 Students Compete in Science Fair March 23
3. Middle School Awarded $4,000 Grant for “Fuel Up to Play 60”
4. High School Wins One of Three “Made By Milk” Grants in Nation
5. Mini Golf Outing
6. March Arts Day at Hillcrest, High School
7. Senior Art Show Set for 6 p.m. Friday, April 26 at High School
8. Congratulations to 42nd Street Cast
9. Athletics
10. Science Olympiad
11. High School Japanese Language Students Excel
12. Two High School Singers Make All-State Choir Festival

13. Kennywood School Ticket Sale
14. Chinese Acrobats Dazzle at Hillcrest
15. Guidance Corner
16. Six Norwin Teachers Earn “Founders Day” Honors
17. Summer Robotics and Engineering Camps
18. STEM Innovation Center Update
19. Middle School Student to Compete at State Geography Bee
20. Middle School Student Excels at Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest
21. Norwin Council of PTAs: Steelers Basketball April 6 and Scholarships
22. High School Yearbook Reminder
23. Correction: Band Festival


February 2013


1. STEM Conference a Success
2. Norwin Hosts Southwest Regional Wrestling Tourney
3. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life Portrayed at Middle School, Hillcrest
4. March Calendar at a Glance
5. Hillcrest Tour of Biomes
6. Athletics
7. Preliminary Proposed Budget
8. Task Force Makes Recommendations to Board
9. A Knight of Comedy March 8
10. $1,000 Grant Begins the My Life. My Choice. Drug Free. Program
11. Valentines for Grace Raises $2,350 for Foundation
12. Kennywood School Ticket Sale

13. Hahntown Students Go “Bingo for Books”
14. Guidance Corner
15. Thanks from a Soldier
16. High School Students at Skills USA Contest
17. “SciGirls” Plan Fund-Raiser at Applebee’s Restaurant March 21
18. Fire and Ice at Stewartsville Elementary
19. Night with the Young Knights
20. Senior Citizens’ Dinner Set for April 21
21. Free Senior Citizens Technology Classes
22. Purple Fighter Day at Hillcrest
23. Science Laboratory about Glaciers
24. Hillcrest Students Sing at County Chorus
25. Students in Grades 7-8-9 to Perform at County Band Festival
26. Norwin Council of PTAs: Steelers Basketball Vs. Faculty Sat. April 6

1. No School for Students Friday, March 8, 2013
2. February Calendar at a Glance
3. Board Recognition Month
4. Proposed Norwin STEM Innovation Center
5. Elementary Students Chat with an Engineer
6. MLK Day Lessons
7. Kindergarten Registration
8. 42nd Street: High School Musical
9. Proposed Preliminary Budget
10. Winter Robotics Camps Announced
11. Percussion Ensemble Selected to Perform at PMEA Convention
12. Athletics

13. Teens for Jeans — a National Junior Honor Society Project
14. Pond Paradise Project at Middle School
15. Smiles for Grandma
16. Intra-School Leadership Conference
17. Night with the Young Knights for Preschool-Aged Children Set for Feb. 20
18. Chemistry in a Bag
19. Senior Citizens’ Dinner Set for April 21
20. Council of PTAs: Steelers Basketball & Snowflakes for Sandy Hook
21. Camp Invention Returns June 10 Through 14, 2013

1. Eleven Norwin Band Students to Perform at Jan. 1 Rose Parade in Calif.
2. Science Alumni Days
3. High School Raises $2,200 for Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund
4. The Year in Review: Milestones in Student Achievement
5. Fun Fair at Sheridan Terrace Elem. Raises $1,918 for Food Pantry
6. Stewartsville Students Make Paper
7. Middle School Robotics Challenge: “Frosty the Snowman” Maze
8. Westmoreland Quiz Bowl
9. Police Visit High School Preschool Lab Class
10. High School Builds Gingerbread Houses
11. Athletics
12. Norwin Council of PTAs: Reflections Program
13. Card Project at Sunset Valley
14. Biomedical Engineer Visits Hillcrest
15. Guidance Corner
16. Charitable Impact from Norwin Students and Staff
1. Second-Annual STEM Summit Announced
2. Business-Education-Community Program Spotlights Six Students
3. Your Used Smartphone Can Help Norwin Students
4. Middle School Students Present at Technology Conference
5. Katie Kratzenberg to Sing in All-Eastern Conference Choir
6. Elementary Backpack Program Expands, Now Includes Books
7. Middle School Students “Stuff a Bus” for Toys for Tots
8. Veterans’ Day
9. Mock Elections
10. Night with the Young Knights
11. Athletics
12. Westmoreland Student Art Show
13. Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort
14. Holiday Concerts Schedule
15. Second-Annual Knights Helping Knights Clothing Drive
16. Guidance Corner
17. A Day in Ancient Greece
18. Westmoreland Cleanways Visits Hahntown Elem.
19. Middle School Drive Collects 7,500 Pounds of Food
20. Norwin Council of PTAs
21. Orchestra News
22. Four Hillcrest Students Excel at Math Contest
23. Honors Chorus, Orchestra, and Band Announcements

1. Bring Your Own Device Program Engages Students
2. Financial Reality Fair Educates 45 High School Students
3. LEGO Robotics Program Excites Third-Graders
4. Good Citizenship and Character Education
5. Band Victories
6. New Band Uniforms Arrive
7. Athletics
8. Young Knights Nov. 13
9. A “Lemonade War” at Hillcrest Intermediate
10. Wildlife Works at Sunset Valley
11. Second-Annual Clothing Drive
12. Hahntown Elementary Students Walk Around the School
13. Hahntown Teacher Wins iPods Through Grant
14. Guidance Corner
15. Math Arrays at Stewartsville Elementary
16. Sheridan Teacher Wins iPods for Students
17. Third Grade Rotary Club Dictionary Distribution
18. Two Hillcrest Sixth-Graders Named “SciGirls”
19. Science Alumni Days December 20 and 21: Call for Speakers
20. Pumpkin Science at Stewartsville Elementary
21. Candy Cane Castle Event December 8
22. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
23. Canadian Wilderness: Hillcrest Outdoor Class
24. October Energy Savings
25. Norwin Council of PTAs
26. Homecoming Floats Provide Canned Goods to Food Pantries

1. Homecoming Weekend
2. Public Memorial Service For Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible
3. Sunset Valley Student Wins Second in PBS Kids Go! Writer’s Contest
4. “Noble Knight” Arrives
5. The Link Between Teacher Innovation Grants & Day of Giving on Wed. Oct. 3
6. Air Force JROTC Program Being Explored For High School
7. Superintendent’s Task Force for Efficient Use of District Resources
8. National School Lunch / Breakfast Program Changes
9. Progress Reports / Paperless Report Cards on Skyward Family Access
10. The Reality Tour Adds a North Huntingdon Site
11. Third-Annual “Pink-Out” Football Game Friday, October 19
12. Guidance Corner
13. Norwin Band Named Regional Champs
14. Show Choir News
15. September 11 Commemorations
16. Free Senior Citizen Technology Courses Start November 7
17. “Google Apps” Resources Arrive for Grades 5-12
18. Athletics
19. Check Out These Community Connections Courses
20. Knight Walker Program Orientation October 17 at Middle School
21. District Rankings and Cyber School Update
22. Norwin Council of PTAs (a new standard section each month)
23. Facebook: Another Way to Receive School District Information