Marshall Middle School

Robotics- Marshall Middle School

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Robotics was introduced into the middle schools over five years ago. Since this time, we have competed in regional, state, national and worldwide competitions. Students pay a participation fee which covers local competitions (regional and state) , but in the past five years we have sent at least one team each year to a higher level competition. This year, Marshall Middle School had a team qualify to compete at VEX Robotics Worlds in Louisville, KY.  Two teams will be going to the TSA National competition in Washington DC. It is our hope that these elite competitions become commonplace in our program.  Funding is needed to support this effort.  Increased participation has resulted in fees that exceed the monies we have in our account.  Asking parents to fully fund the cost of these events, sometimes on short notice after qualifying at regionals, limits the possibility for some students to attend.  Funding for competition attendance will allow even more middle school students to become involved in the VEX IQ program.  The experiences enrich our program, challenge our creative thinkers, and shape the future of the problem solvers in our world.  

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North Allegheny Senior High School

Celebrate Seniors 2020

We are all disappointed that the current situation won't allow for a safe and memorable Post Prom event.

North Allegheny Foundation, NA Alumni Association and NASD are are making plans to celebrate the seniors in several virtual and social distancing -approved ways, including yard signs and class gifts. 

Your generosity would go a long way to helping us make this a special graduation for our seniors.


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Hosack Elementary School

HUG Hosack Ukelele Group

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We would incorporate ukuleles in grades 3-5 at HES. Ukuleles are accessible instruments that teach students about chords, strumming techniques, fingering, and accompaniment. Ukuleles are the only string instrument found in many general music classrooms; they help prepare students for their first orchestral experience. Being introduced to the ukulele also inspires some students to venture into songwriting by purchasing and playing their own ukulele at home! We already have wonderful resources in the music classroom, and are truly fortunate to have so many barred instruments, but, our instrument supply is very percussion-focused. Adding string instruments would give students a chance to play the melody, to accompany themselves, and to work as a group.

The Ukulele is an inexpensive, portable, fun and easy to learn folk instrument. It is a great introduction to guitar and other plucked/strummed instruments. Having 30 Ukuleles would provide enough instruments for a before or after-school club, use in the General Music classroom and use by faculty/staff for special performances. The ukulele is enjoying a resurgence in popularity among primary and secondary students. Ukulele teaches the basics of strumming, singing and playing, and chord structure. Many on-line tutorials exist to supplement the beginning class. Ukulele students are able to progress at home with on-line materials, songbooks, and subscription services.

With $1500 we would be able to purchase 30 instruments, tuners, spare strings, beginner books and possibly a rack or stand to house the instruments. Today's student ukuleles are durable, inexpensive and easy to use for most kids as young as age 8.



 

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