Publication honors Southmoreland High School
National recognition has come to Southmoreland High School.
In the latest “Best High School” rankings which are provided annually by U.S. News and World Report named Southmoreland a bronze medalist, a ranking also achieved in 2012.
According to the publication's website, factors taken into account include values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work.
Assistant Superintendent Timothy Scott explained at the May 1 school board meeting that bronze medalists fared well in the areas of reading and math, but “the college readiness was not as high to receive the silver award. I don't know what our college readiness at the high school index is going to be next year, but based on some things that are going on with the drastic increase of students involved in advanced placement courses, I would expect that to increase as well and for us to continue to do well.”
Also, the replacement of the turf at Russ Grimm Field is moving along nicely.
“The turf replacement project is moving according to schedule,” Scott said. “The turf is installed and kind of looks finished, but (last) week they (installed) the rubber and sand fill, applying that into the turf. It is on schedule and will be done very soon.”
Torrential storms in August destroyed the field turf service, deeming it unusable for fall sports and other activities. A complete replacement of the surface, which was installed in 2006, was necessary.
School directors awarded a contract in February involving a turf surface supplied by Shaw Sports Turf of Pittsburgh, to be installed by Vasco Asphalt of Massilon, Ohio.
The auction of the district's former administration building at 609 Porter Ave. is set for 6 p.m. tomorrow at the premises.
Scott reminded the board that a quorum of members should be in attendance at the auction.
“We're going to post this event as a voting meeting in the event the board needs to deliberate regarding the sale,” Scott said.
The board voted unanimously March 13 to authorize the sale of the building. Mark Ferry Auctioneers will conduct the auction.
School directors voted in February 2012 to close the building and relocate employees to other buildings in the district due to potential costs of necessary renovations.
Paul Paterra is a staff editor at Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-887-6101 or email@example.com.
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