Wednesday, March 20, 2013
While journalists do the news on Patch, being a blogger gives you a chance to add to the community conversation with your thoughts, opinions or expertise.
Is your inner writer calling you? Do you have a hobby or field of expertise that you'd like to share with others? Or maybe you just want to share your opinions. Sewickley Patch offers a place for neighbors to share their viewpoints, recipes, exercise tips and more. Think of us as the old town square where people stopped to talk, offer opinions and be, well, neighborly. Maybe you've read some of the blogs on Sewickley Patch: Blogging is also a great way for your church, club or organization to let the community know what you're doing. You can even use the blog to link to your online newsletter so your neighbors know about your activities and events. Do you have an idea for a blog? Check out our easy "Want to Blog on Patch?" instructions for…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
See the other area schools that made the list.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education released a list of high schools' average SAT scores for 2012 and Quaker Valley High School made the top 10. Out of 160 Quaker Valley High School students tested, the average verbal score was 532, the average math score was 535 and the average writing score was 523. Upper St. Clair High School topped the list with 343 students tested and an average verbal score of 568. The average math score was 583 and the average writing score was 576. Coming in right behind Upper St. Clair is North Allegheny High School. Out of the 572 students tested there, the average verbal score was 566, the average math score was 582 and the average writing score was 557. Third is Mt. Lebanon High School, where the average …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Five seniors and one junior were selected for the Pittsburgh Arts Region Scholastic Art and Writing Awards show, Visionary Instincts, on display Feb. 4-23 at La Roche College, Kerr Sports and Fitness Center.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Quaker Valley Middle School students took top honors in the first round of writing competitions.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Whiz Kids: Maggie Dobbins, Beth Fleming, Dana Jensen and Taylor Thornhill Year: Seventh and eighth grades School: Quaker Valley Middle School Key to Greatness: This year, students in the seventh- and eighth-grade language arts classes at Quaker Valley Middle School are competing in a series of in-school writing competitions. The first round was Nov. 3 with a challenge requiring each student to write an informative essay. The assignment: "Write an essay about an unforgettable teacher, relative or friend. Explain what qualities make this person unforgettable." Student responses listed classmates to kindergarten teachers. After the challenge, the language arts teachers for seventh and eighth grades scored the essays as a team, picking the…