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District sponsoring school Spirit Week

| Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002

The South Fayette Township School District will celebrate Spirit Week Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 with a series of events for students and the community.

Students will dress to a theme each day throughout Spirit Week, including "Dress Your Best" day Wednesday and "Green and White" day Friday. Other activities for students that week include the annual bonfire at Morgan Field, sponsored by the Touchdown Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

South Fayette Student Government will sponsor a movie night Oct. 3 in the new high school amphitheater for students and residents. The movie, "Remember the Titans," begins at 8 p.m. Guest should arrive by 7:30 p.m. and bring chairs or blankets for seating. Admission price is $5 and includes popcorn and a beverage. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in the high school office beginning Monday.

The week's events culminate with the Homecoming football game against Seton LaSalle at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4. The Homecoming procession will be recognized prior to the game at 6:40 p.m. with the announcement of the King and Queen to take place at half-time. The Homecoming Dance will be Oct. 5.

For more information about any of the events, contact Shelly Belcher in the public relations office, (412) 221-4542, ext. 421.

West Allegheny schools

Students in the West Allegheny School District can take a Pre-Scholastic Assessment Test and SAT program at no cost.

The school board voted last week to participate in the Kaplan Tutoring Program at a cost of $6,000, for up to 25 students. Any student interested in taking the program must pay $250, and upon successful completion of the course the money will be refunded and the school district will pick up the tab.

The district will add more slots if the demand exceeds 25 students. Those interested in participating should contact their guidance counselors.

West Allegheny schools

Mark Stefanski and Christine Taranto were approved as student representatives to the West Allegheny School Board at a meeting last week.

Student representatives are seniors chosen by high school Principal Richard Moran, based on academic achievement, athletic endeavors and extracurricular activities. The students participate in all school board functions except voting. They also report to the board on student life topics.

Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University has several events planned for its homecoming Sept. 28.

The event will be the university's first homecoming since it was granted university status last year.

The day will include an alumni awards breakfast at 9 a.m. in the Charles L. Sewall Center.

The Early Years Reunion will begin at 10 a.m. in the Sewall Center for students who graduated from the university in 1962 or earlier.

There will be a free trolley tour across campus from 10 a.m. to noon and a tailgate party in front of the Student Center at 11 a.m. The tailgate party will include a steel drum band, a miniature golf course, giant slide, and an inflatable bounce house for children.

A shuttle to Moon Stadium will be provided for those attending the football game. The Robert Morris University Colonials will play Monmouth at 1:30 p.m.

Homecoming participants can attend a dinner and comedy show from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Charles L. Sewall Center.

For more information, call the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at (412) 262-8481.

Penn State-McKeesport

Penn State-McKeesport will offer an open house at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 in the Frable Conference Center.

The event will include admissions and student aid information, academic information and mini-lectures and mini-labs with Penn State faculty.

A student panel will discuss student athletics and recreation, clubs and organizations.

Campus and residence hall tours also will be offered.

The event is open to all prospective students.

The campus offers all four years of bachelor's degrees in applied psychology, business and in information sciences and technology.

Associates degrees, certificate programs and the first two years of 160 Penn State majors also can be completed at the campus.

Students who apply for admission before Dec. 1 will have the best chance of consideration for special programs or scholarships.

The application for Penn State is accessible on-line at www.psu.edu/admissions .

To register for the open house, call Penn State-McKeesport Admissions at (412) 675-9010 or e-mail psumk@psu.edu .

Walk-ins are welcome.

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