Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Regent Square school was among four 'brick-and-mortar' charter schools in the county that has been put on 'warning' status.
The Environmental Charter School at Frick Park was among the four "brick-and-mortar" charter schools in Allegheny County that saw a status change from "Made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress)" to "Warning" after federal education officials denied Pennsylvania's request to evaluate charter schools using more lenient standards. Another nearby charter school, Propel Homestead, also changed to "Warning" under the recalculations. After the recalculations, no cyber charter school in Pennsylvania made AYP. The Post-Gazette reported Wednesday that, without waiting for approval from the U.S. Department of Education, the state Department of Education treated charter schools as districts rather than individual schools when calculating AYP in September. A…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The meeting is Wednesday at the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park.
Regent Square Civic Association has organized a meeting to discuss pedestrian safety when crossing South Braddock Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Environmental Charter School-Upper School Building, Milton Avenue and Henrietta Street. The meeting is open to the public. Those attending will be able to discuss and share concerns and ideas for pedestrian safety along the South Braddock Avenue corridor following the accident that occurred on Nov. 10, 2012 at the corner of South Braddock and Henrietta. Also invited to the meeting will be representatives and elected officials from the four municipalities in Regent Square—Edgewood, Pittsburgh, Swissvale and Wilkinsburg. _______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Students at the Regent Square school teamed up with design students from Carnegie Mellon to rebuild and reuse some of the old furniture to create a new collaborative classroom space.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
There are three local places to find jobs. Do you know of others?
People complain about a lack of jobs, but there are retail businesses, restaurants, schools and companies out there in the Forest Hills, Edgewood and Swissvale areas seeking new employees. Roman Bistro in Forest Hills has a "now hiring" sign outside the Ardmore Boulevard restaurant. CVS/Caremark has a sign posted along Business Route 22 in Wilkins Township looking for workers. And the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park in Regent Square is looking for substitute teachers and nurses. Does your company or business have a job opening? Post it in the comments section below. ----- Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
This event is being held at the Environmental Charter School.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Check out this local event for women!
Friday, October 21, 2011
Old schools find new uses
When really old buildings are refurbished and set to new purposes rather than being torn down, it’s pretty much always a desirable outcome. And when the new uses for these old buildings include education, civic affairs, adult learning and recreation, it’s the best outcome for the community. This happens in Pittsburgh all of the time because of the city’s generous stock of sturdy old warehouses, factories, school buildings and churches that are environmentally remediated, structurally remodeled and—in the trade’s parlance—“repurposed” for novel uses. However, Regent Square especially has made outstanding use of old institutional structures, providing the educational, civic and lifestyle benefits of today inside walls that were erected a …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Kathryn Barnard is the director of the choir, which gives young girls a chance to sing.
Kathryn Barnard placed a marshmallow on each chair before beginning the latest practice session for the Oakland Girls Choir. “It helps them to learn how to sing with a more open vocal cavity,” Barnard of Forest Hills said. The founder and director of the choir hurriedly prepared for the practice with training choir one, a group of girls from first to third grade. The young vocalists peered through a window to the room, pointing and smiling at the sweet treats that sat on top of their name tags in each of their spots. “I guess the marshmallows won’t be a surprise now,” Barnard said with a laugh. Every week, the choirs gather for practice at the Church of Ascension in Oakland. While Barnard’s choir creation has been operating under the …