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Good afternoon, BW School District-
Congratulations on another successful school year! With summer almost here, this means that one of our favorite events is right around the corner....
Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation would like to invite you to participate in the 4th Annual BWEF Golf Outing presented by Substitute Teacher Service, Inc., on Saturday, August 10, at Westwood Golf Club!
The outings have raised over $10,000 in support of our scholarship and grants programs and last year, more than 60 families and businesses supported the event. With your help, we can make 2019 the best golf outing yet!
Below you will find information about golfing, sponsorship levels, and donations. Feel free to extend this invitation to friends and family who might like to participate. Thank you and see you on the green!
Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation
The Latin Club is headed to Penn State University on Friday 5/24 for the annual Latin Club Convention. They will compete in academic, athletic, art, and spirit competitions. Wish them luck!
The Women and Girls Foundation is excited to begin accepting applications for our 2019 - 2020 GirlGov year-round program. We hope you can help to let girls in your district know about this exciting opportunity and encourage them to apply!
GirlGov, created by teen women for teen women, is designed to provide local girls with the opportunity to learn, first hand, about civics, youth advocacy, and leadership. The program will kick off this fall with a local retreat in September where participants will have the opportunity to meet other young women from southwest Pennsylvania who share their interest and passion for change. Together they will meet and learn from local female community leaders and elected officials. Throughout the programming year participants will meet twice a month to conceptualize and build their own social action campaigns. The program concludes with a trip to Harrisburg in late Spring. During this trip participants will shadow a state legislator and learn about current public policy issues impacting women and girls in our region.
The program is open to all girls entering 9th to 12th grade in the Fall of 2019 who live in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Beaver, Butler and Westmoreland Counties. There is no fee to participate. Transportation to and from GirlGov meetings, however,
is the participant’s responsibility.
New and past GirlGov participants are welcome to apply at www.GirlGov.org
Application Deadline is May 31, 2019
This year’s program promises to be our biggest and best yet! Participants will have opportunities to:
· Attend weekend retreats & monthly meetings with girls from across Southwest PA
· Interact directly with state and local elected officials
· Create and build their own social action campaigns
· Shadow their state legislator at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg
· Explore nonprofit and government sector career options
· Discuss issues affecting women and girls with leaders from the social, corporate, and public sector
· Become (more) involved in community civics
· Most of all — have fun!
Mr. Lackner (412) 445-0703
Small Castle Shannon manufacturing business
Outside yard work; some carpentry - use of light machinery (drills/saws etc.)
From the Assistant Superintendent's Office:
I read this article from Common Sense Media and felt that it was important to share with our parents and guardians. A great place to start talking to your children about the stresses of this period in their lives.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do to better support you or your children. Have a great weekend.
Kids' Mental Health Tech Tools for Suicide Help, Coping Skills, and Professional Support
Apps, sites, and text hotlines help kids cope with issues from cyberbullying to suicide. By Christine Elgersma 9/6/2016Growing up has never lacked challenges, but it seems today's kids are having an especially rough time. Research varies, but the number of kids with anxiety and depression is at an all-time high. Though the links among social media, tech use, and mental health issues aren't entirely clear, we do know that kids who are already struggling often come away from social media feeling worse than they did before they scrolled through their feeds.
Of course, talking to them and getting in-person, professional help is the first and best course of action if you think your kid is struggling. But there are also ways kids can carry around sources of support -- right on their phones. Popular social media like Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and Kik Messenger offer some resources for kids while they're using the platforms. For text support, tools such as the Crisis Text Line offer immediate help. And for LGBTQ kids, who are more at risk for suicide than the general population, It Gets Better and The Trevor Project provide resources and counseling services. But kids who are feeling anxious or depressed can also turn to one or more of these apps when talking to someone in person feels overwhelming or logistically difficult, like when it's late at night.
For Immediate Help
My3. Though no parent wants to think about their kid feeling suicidal, it's important to talk about it if that's what's happening. This app gives kids a powerful tool for those critical moments. It includes a three-person contact list to call for help if they're in despair (911 and the National Suicide Hotline are automatically included), a self-created safety plan, and other resources. Because it was created by mental health professionals, the app uses vetted strategies to help kids avoid suicidal thoughts and suggests positive actions to take when they need more support.
Calm Harm - Manages Self Harm. When teens feel compelled to harm themselves in times of distress, this app offers them lots of ways to derail those impulses under categories like Comfort, Distract, and Breathe. After they choose a method, they set a timer so they can move on when the urge passes. Over time, they might be able to internalize these strategies. Teens can also include a personal call list so they can reach out to someone in those moments.
For Ongoing Support
HappiMe for Young People. Using a kid-friendly approach, this app walks kids through four steps: Learn, Recognize, Deal With Your Emotions, and Replace. It helps kids picture their thoughts as something separate from themselves -- the chimp, the computer, and the happitar -- a psychological method that allows people to deal with negative thoughts at a distance. The company offers two more versions, one for younger kids and one for adults.
Pacifica for Stress & Anxiety. Created with mental health professionals, this app offers an array of therapeutic tools and services. Teens can set goals, schedule time each day to focus on mental health, join community forums, access a new therapist or their own (if their therapist works with the app), use guided meditations, and more.
Virtual Hope Box. This tool uses three modes -- Remind Me, Distract Me, and Relax Me -- to help teens stay connected during stressful times. Teens can store images, such as personal photos, and activities, such as songs, quotations, and even games such as sudoku, to use when they need to. They can also meditate or use a "coping card" they've pre-created.
For Information and Awareness
Mental Health Awareness for Mind, Mood & Wellbeing. This app is education-focused, offering courses on topics like depression, anxiety, and anger management. Though it doesn't offer direct support, it might be a helpful resource to learn more about what kids are going through and to explore some strategies.
For a Positive Focus
Apart of Me. This unique app uses a gentle adventure-game approach to tackle tough topics. By exploring a beautiful world, getting guidance from its characters, and doing periodic meditations, kids can learn about some tools for handling tough times. Apart of Me also offers audio recordings from real kids that provide a model for working through difficulties.
My Gratitude Journal. This inspirational app uses the proven method of expressing gratitude to improve mood and well-being. Every day, kids list five things they're grateful for and embellish their entries with photos and emojis.
Three Good Things. This teen-created app lets kids write about three positive experiences every day. They can also set a daily reminder and review old entries to remind them of their positive thoughts.
Integrated Environmental Systems (IES), a leader in providing HVAC products and services to our clients is looking for a Delivery Driver to service a 2.5 hour driving radius. We are located in Bridgeville PA.
To the qualified candidate we offer:
Excellent compensation @ $12.00/Hr
Health, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, and Life Insurance
Enrollment in 401K plan with company contribution
Annual warehouse performance bonus
Paid time off
Load / Unload delivery truck
Safely deliver our products in a timely manner (will provide on the job training)
Provide a positive image of the company at all times
Provide a backup to the Warehouse Manager, which would entail stocking,
picking, packing and shipping orders when required
Displays a positive professional attitude
Strong communication skills and work ethic
Ability to lift up to 70lbs
Drive a fork lift / stock picker (will provide on the job training)
Clean driving record / current driver’s license
Ability to pass a company background check and drug test
High School Diploma
CDL is NOT required
Integrated Environmental Systems is a growing company that provides HVAC and sheet metal products and services to clients located across Western PA, Northern West Virginia and Eastern Ohio. As we grow, we continue to expand our team. We prefer to promote from within! We encourage all interested candidates to apply. We are located at 368 Commercial Street Bridgeville, PA
To schedule a job interview please contact: Warehouse Manager
Michael Caldwell @ 412-564-5800 x247 or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you know a student (grades 5-12) who would enjoy one of these summer programs? They have $50 coupons ready to distribute! Please contact me at Lisa_Gibson@fcasd.edu or visit wpalearning.com for more information and registration form. These programs are held at Fox Chapel Area High School but are open to students from ANY school district. Additional financial aid is always available. Thanks!
EMPOWER2019 Comprehensive Leadership Program (current 9th – 12th grade students; June 11, 13, 17–27 and July 1, 2) **Students who complete this 13-day program receive 2 college credits! Through a series of interactive, real-life experiences and professional exposure, students will have the opportunity to learn and practice their social, professional, and interpersonal skills. Attendees will realize their leadership potential, step outside of their comfort zone and step into their growth zone.
EMPOWER2019 Emerging Leadership Program (current 9th – 12th grade students; June 17 – 21) This is a “lighter” version of the Comprehensive program for students who may not be ready for a fuller commitment. Includes four modified Dale Carnegie Training™ sessions, motivational speakers and business professional conversations/seminars, interactive classroom activities and social networking sessions.
Blossom and Flourish Leadership Program – (current 6th – 8th grade students; July 8 – 12) A leadership training and confidence building program for middle school girls. Topics covered include: healthy friendships and relationships, self-identity, goal setting, time-management, values, difficult decisions, and more.
Future Filmmakers Academy (current 6th – 8th grade students; July 8 – 12) This one-week summer camp will introduce students to the skills of camera framing, sound recording, set lightening, chroma keying and other elements of digital video production. Students will take on various roles both behind the scenes and on-camera as they team together to produce four videos for the Swift Fox Media YouTube channel.
CSI Summer Seminar (current 7th & 8th grade students; July 9 – 11) Participants will be introduced to career pathways in the field of forensic science by exploring the various disciplines associated with forensic investigations. Students will employ problem-solving skills, engage in hands-on learning activities, identify and analyze crime scene evidence, and report findings to their peers.
Theater Arts Camp (current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students; August 5 - 7) This 3-day intensive workshop will introduce students to the various disciplines associated with musical theater stage production. Students will learn strategies for auditioning, improved vocal technique, improvisation skills and stronger character development. An introduction to the elements of musical theater including costume, lighting, and set design will be covered.
We are so pleased that WPXI-TV visited BHS on Wednesday to do a feature on both the Baldwin Bean and the District's long tradition of hosting the Special Olympics Summer Games. Tune in tonight at 6:15 p.m. for a short teaser segment and then the full piece will run during tomorrow morning's news broadcast, just as the Games begin. Congratulations to all who make this such a special event.
Additional Recent Coverage Includes:
WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and South Hills Record for The BWSD DAY OF CARING https://triblive.com/local/south-hills/baldwin-whitehall-school-district-students-and-staff-participate-in-second-day-of-caring/
WPXI, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Covered the S.T.A.R.S. Prom
South Hills Record's Coverage of Michael Quallich at the Augusta National
South Hills Record's Coverage of the BHS Mock Crash
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