Saturday, May 18, 2013
Check here frequently for news and opinions on the second-round series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' journey to a possible fourth Stanley Cup title and second in the past five years began with an NHL playoffs game on May 1 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Now, the Penguins need 12 more postseason wins this year in order to raise the cup, including four against their second-round opponent—the Ottawa Senators. Second-Round Schedule Tuesday, May 14 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 17 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Sunday, May 19 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (if necessary) (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Congrats to those nominated!
Plum High School's "Seussical" and a Riverview High School Actress have been nominated for Gene Kelly Awards. The Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater recognize and encourage musical theater and arts education, according to the CLO website. The organization gives out the annual awards in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh. Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards and held at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh, the award ceremony features live performances from the best actor and best actress nominees, as well as those up for best musical. Nominees are from schools in Allegheny County. About 30 schools—including Plum and Riverview—participate. Riverview High School's Maddie Kocur, the lead in this …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with the school colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching and parents of high school seniors are already planning the special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes a novelty, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Even Eat'n Park has gotten in the act with SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's smiling sugar cookie can be ordered online decked out in the Plum and Riverview school colors. So, tell us in the comments box below where you have found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your Mustang or Raider. Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, feel free to…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
This year, Plum High School students choreographed, sang and filmed their annual Penguins lip dub—only this year, it's a rip dub.
Plum High School students are supporting the Pittsburgh Penguins with their fourth-annual lip dub—only this year, it's a rip dub. A lip dub is a one-take video that shows students supporting the Pens in the hallways, classrooms and throughout the school. This year, students not only choreographed and filmed the sequence, they also sang. Students ripped LMFAO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It" and "Party Rock Anthem," recording their own versions—"I'm a Pens Fan and I Know It" and "Penguins Rock Anthem." Television production students rewrote the lyrics. The band A Lovely Crisis and five National Honor Society students sang the songs. What do you think about this year's video? ____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
U.S. News and World Report's 2013 annual high school rankings are out. Get the results.
Riverview High School is ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania while Plum Senior High School is unranked, according to the U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of America's best high schools. The annual list released Tuesday ranks Riverview at No. 45 among Pennsylvania's 687 high schools and 1,438th out of more than 21,000 public high schools nationwide. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exam. Plum was unranked in the magazine's listing. Other Allegheny County Schools that ranked in the top 15 included the Mt. Lebanon and Upper Saint Clair school districts. The top high school in Pennsylvania is Julia R. Masterman …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Plum Chamber of Commerce hosted a trade show earlier this week.
The Plum community had the opportunity to interact with local business owners during the first-annual Plum Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase earlier this week. The trade show was held in the Plum High School cafeteria on Tuesday, and business owners and members of the community mingled. The chamber secured about 36 local vendors at the showcase. Board members were working on putting the event together for several months. "It's a great way to get member to meet each other," said chamber President Chris Zozoula. "And we got some surrounding communities involved, too." When business owners heard about the opportunity, they were happy to be involved, said chamber member John Divinchi, who helped coordinate the showcase. "People were very …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Businesses will be showcased at Plum High School tonight, April 16.
The public is invited to attend the Plum Chamber of Commerce's first-ever business showcase. The showcase will be held at Plum High School tonight, April 16, from 5 to 8. Local businesses will be on hand at the event to network with each other and with residents. Residents who attend can sample restaurants and other vendors in the area at no cost. There also will be raffles and drawings. For more information about the event, contact John Divinchi at the Plum Chamber of Commerce at 724-519-7026. ____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Catch the high school musical Thursday, Friday or Saturday!
Things are getting a little chaotic on the Plum High School stage this weekend! Students will be performing "Seussical" the musical beginning tonight, April 11, through Saturday. Shows will be at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium. The show revolves around some of Dr. Seuss' characters and is a show the entire family can enjoy. The plot mirrors "Horton Hears a Who!" which centers around Horton the Elephant and his attempts protect Who-Ville, a planet the size of a speck of dust. Thrown into the mix are characters from The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham, If I Ran the Circus and many more of Seuss' books. Sophomore Emily Matisko plays the Cat in the Hat, who acts as the narrator of the play. "…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Crews are repairing the break.
Plum High School students have an unexpected day off Wednesday. The school is closed because a water main break is affecting the water pressure at the school. Superintendent Timothy Glasspool said there's no word on how long the repair could take. Faculty and staff were required to report to school. All other district buildings are open and unaffected. ___________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Work at O'Block Jr. High and the high school might occur in the future.
Plum Borough School District officials are considering repairs to the high school roof and a sewer line at the junior high. Last week, the school board authorized administration to advertise for bids to repair a sewer line at O'Block Junior High School, as well as the Terrazzo floor in the area. District facilities supervisor Bob Holleran said at a facilities committee meeting last month that the lines around the school nurse's office and the cafeteria are sagging. He said it's a "chronic issue that needs to be solved" and the maintenance crew is fighting sewer backups. Holleran said repairs could be made as soon as school lets out for the year. He estimated the plumbing alone could cost about $30,300. That doesn't include the cost of …