Saturday, September 17, 2011
Candidates for president and vice president deliver speeches to classmates on Friday.
In honor of Constitution Day, students at Quaker Valley Middle School gave speeches in front of the flag pole in hopes of winning an election to student council. Today officially marks Constitution Day, which recognizes the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and those who have become citizens, according to ConstitutionDay.com. R.J. Long, student council adviser and social studies teacher, said the speeches take place every year in conjunction with Constitution Day as part of a school tradition to pick class officers. Students then vote for their favorite two candidates. Before a field of classmates, students took turns delivering their messages, mimicking a political rally with old-fashioned campaign stumping…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Students in kindergarten through ninth grades returned to class Monday. Today, students in 10th to 12th return to school.
Quaker Valley Middle School students returned Monday for a new school year in new surroundings at a new school building. Middle School Principal Sean Aiken greeted students as they stepped off the bus and across the front walk to Anthony Wayne school. Students are attending classes at the school in Ambridge temporarily while the middle school in Sewickley is renovated. Construction is expected to be completed by next fall. Pupils at Osborne and Edgeworth elementary schools also returned Monday along with ninth-graders, who had the chance to get acclimated to their new building without the upperclassmen around. The 10th- to 12th-graders return to the high school today.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Temporary moves are in place when kindergarten through eighth grade start on Monday.
Summer is coming to an end for Quaker Valley students, and the start of the year will be more of an adjustment than usual for students in middle school and lower grades. The middle school’s furnishings, equipment and supplies have been relocated to Osborne Elementary (Grade 6), and Anthony Wayne School (Grades 7-8) in Ambridge, the two temporary locations for the school year, district spokeswoman Martha Smith said. Quaker Valley faces a construction year with the middle school renovation, which began at the end of July following a seven-week delay. Superintendent Joseph Clapper said earlier this week that the project was moving along "swimmingly," with asbestos removal now under way at the building. Clapper said the goal is by "next fall …