PROF Grant Helps Bring Writing Workshop to PRSD Teachers

JoyOfWriting.jpgPine-Richland School District elementary teachers took off their teaching hats and put on their thinking caps during summer break. They worked to fine tune their skills in the art of teaching writing during a week-long workshop. Facilitator Richard Koch emphasized to educators and students that writing can be a journey of improvement with feedback from peers.

The workshop helped teachers fine tune their skills in the art of writing and was a second part of a two-part grant funded by the Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund through the Western PA Writing Project in association with the National Writing Project.

This writing initiative, being implemented at PRSD, proved to be an inspirational workshop for teachers as they prepared for the start of the school year. See this video, which captures many of the critical concepts for an effective school community. This initiative has also been featured on the PA Schools, Success Starts Here website. PROF is proud to have been a part of this wonderful opportunity for PRSD teachers. 

Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund Partners with Central Blood Bank for Scholarship

Pine-Richland students and community work together to help our community while raising scholarship dollars for seniors. Read more about this partnership.

PROF Grant Plays a Part in the Pine-Richland High School Fall Play "Fahrenheit 451"

See the article posted on Wed., Nov. 11, 2015. 

"Where I Am From" - PROF-Supported Project Featured on WQED

WhereIAmFrom.jpgWith a grant from PROF, Mr. Riley brought together students from Pine-Richland High School students and students from his alma mater Woodland Hill High School to create art works about “where they are from,” just as Riley's exhibition will revolve around the same theme. The students' works will be presented on 12-inch panel surfaces. 

Mr. Riley said that “Where I Am From” is cultural experience that could not happen within a single school. “Where I Am From” unites two schools with vastly different socio-economic, ethnic and geographic dynamics. Mr. Ramon Riley is connecting students from both schools to share in the arts community. 



PROF Proud to Support the FIRST Lego League Robotics Program

LegoLeauge.jpgFIRST Lego League is a robotics program for students aged 9-14. In this program, students learn thinking processes required in fields of STEM, as shown through competitions in Robot Game and Research Projects as well as the Core Values culture that ties this program together. The theme for the 2015-2016 season is Trash Trek!

Last season, the first-ever FLL team at PRMS ranked 18 out of 65 teams at the Western PA FLL tournament, the second highest ranking rookie team at the competition! The students grew enormously throughout the season individually, and as a group, and really were a great start to FLL at PR. We hope to be as successful in future years!


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