Wednesday, April 24, 2013
U.S. News' annual high school rankings are out, and Baldwin High School didn't make the list.
Baldwin High School is unranked in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of America's best high schools released this week. The No. 1 high school in Pennsylvania is Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia. Nearby Upper St. Clair High School ranked No. 7 and Mt. Lebanon High School ranked No. 11. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement (AP) tests and International Baccalaureate exams. Rankings also take into account how well schools educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to a release from the publication. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare them for …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Shalley, Baldwin High's former choral director, died on March 6.
Former Baldwin High School singers said goodbye to longtime choral director Dr. Regis V. Shalley last month the best way that they could, belting out a rendition of "The Hundred Pipers" during Dr. Shalley's funeral Mass at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Baldwin Borough. The alumni gathered to sing at the conclusion of the Mass for Shalley, who was Baldwin High's choral director from 1954 to 1981 and died on March 6 at the age of 88. Current Baldwin choral director Kris Tranter oversaw the alumni performance. Along with "The Hundred Pipers"—fitting given Baldwin's mascot, the Highlander—the alumni performed "The Lord Bless You and Keep You," as well. ("The Hundred Pipers" is also known as "Wi' a Hundred Pipers/Annie …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The dinner will be held on April 21 as a fundraiser for Kurt Hinish.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Erin Faulk
Wednesday, April 17
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held this Sunday, April 21, for a local coach who is fighting colon cancer. The dinner will raise money for Kurt Hinish, a 1984 graduate of Baldwin High School and a volunteer coach for the Baldwin-Whitehall Youth Football Association. Friends and family will host the dinner at the Leland Center along Wolfe Drive in south Baldwin Borough from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The cost per dinner is $8 per adult and $5 per child aged 12 and younger. Children aged 3 and younger can eat for free. A bake sale and a Chinese auction will also be held at the event. For ticket information, or if you are interested in volunteering or donating baked goods, contact Wendy Lutz at email@example.com. --- Follow the Baldwin-…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The brothers are accused of running a marijuana operation, according to reports.
Two California University of Pennsylvania ice hockey players were arrested in a drug bust on Tuesday, according to WPXI. Steve Powell and his brother Jesse, reportedly brothers from Baldwin, are accused of having marijuana shipped to their 2nd Street house in Washington County from the state of California and then selling it. The brothers both played ice hockey for Baldwin High School. Jesse was the team's leading scorer during the 2011-12 season when Baldwin won a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League section title. He also helped a Baldwin team to win an Amateur Athletic Union state championship in roller hockey. Police seized at least seven pounds of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia, according to the report. A university …
Hines Ward will honor junior George Kelly on Saturday.
A Baldwin High School student has been selected as western Pennsylvania's "Most Positive High School Athlete" in boys cross country. Junior George Kelly received the honor from Positive Athlete, an organization created by former Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward. Ward and other prominent leaders in the Pittsburgh area will present awards to Kelly and 26 other winners—boys and girls representing several high school sports—in a special ceremony at the Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 20. Over 450 nominations for the Positive Athlete awards from over 100 high schools were received. "This is the second year for the Positive High School Athlete Awards, and the stories of our …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Here are some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Baldwin-Whitehall area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Various Part-Time Baldwin-Whitehall School District Jobs The district is in need of substitute secretaries, substitute noon-time aides, extra bus attendants, extra bus drivers, substitute food service employees, substitute custodial workers and substitute paraprofessionals-student assistance. (The latter position requires an associate's degree.) Each of these positions work on an "on-call/as-needed" basis. Some of these positions would be ideal for retirees, those who have school-aged children or those who would like to work just a few hours per day. Interested applicants should call 412-885-7575 …
Friday, April 5, 2013
A fundraiser for Kurt Hinish, a Baldwin High School graduate and local coach, will be held today, Friday, at Getaway Cafe.
A fundraiser is being held at the Getaway Cafe in Baldwin Township today, Friday, April 5, for a local man fighting cancer. Kurt Hinish, a 1984 graduate of Baldwin High School and a volunteer coach for the Baldwin-Whitehall Youth Football Association, recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy, severely hampering his ability to work as a self-employed concrete contractor. The fundraiser is being held at Getaway Cafe today, Friday, April 5, between 3 and 11 p.m. Customers who tell servers they are dining for the "Hinish Fundraiser" will have 20 percent of their food purchases donated to Kurt's family. The donations will not include gift certificate sales and will not be good with…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A 50th anniversary celebration will be held May 5, and the public is invited.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Thursday, April 4
Whitehall Public Library, a cornerstone of the community for decades, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 5, and the community is invited to celebrate, too. The public is invited to the May 5 cocktail reception and dinner at South Hills Country Club to celebrate the library, its history and its future. Historical exhibits and tributes to the library will be displayed, and the community's Golden Anniversary Quilt will be unveiled. Guests will have opportunities to support the library and win various raffle baskets sponsored by Friends of the Whitehall Public Library. Musical entertainment will be provided by Baldwin High School student actors and musicians, featuring highlights from this year’s musical production of Hairspray. If you…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The drive will be April 3 at Baldwin High School.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Baldwin High School student Maggie Brooks was a winner in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 19th Annual Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest.
A Baldwin High School student is a winner in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 19th Annual Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest. Maggie Brooks, pictured above, is one of two winners in the category Upper Division Monologue, for her performance of a monologue spoken by the character The Jailor’s Daughter from The Two Noble Kinsmen. DeVaughn Robinson of Woodland Hills High School also won in this category for a performance of a monologue from the play Hamlet. More than 1,000 students entered the contest and performed at the O'Reilly Theater between March 14 and 22. Finalists, including Brooks, performed on March 25, and winners were announced Tuesday. The Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest is programmed through Pittsburgh Public Theater's …