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Summer 2021 Community publiCation for Hempfield townsHip & Hempfield area sCHool distriCt 2.



4. In This Issue 1. Hempfield Township Summer Day Camp Programs 2. Hempfield Area Foods & Nutrition Class: From Garden to Table 6. 3. Greensburg Hempfield Area Library Children’s and Teen Programs 4. Hempfield Fire Departments Grilling Fire Safety 5. Hempfield Township Summer Event Series 6. Hempfield Township Preschool Programs



ViSion StAtEMEnt the Hempfield township Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Bureau of Fire, Staff, and Volunteers will provide for the quality of life and safety of the constituencies they serve. those constituencies include the residents, business owners, and taxpayers of Hempfield township. We will maintain and deliver: • Award winning Parks • Diverse Recreational opportunities • Quality infrastructure systems • Responsible planned growth and common sense Zoning • Responsive Code Enforcement Department • Active Volunteer Fire Service We will uphold the Public trust by providing these services in an ethical and cost-effective nature. Always striving to keep Hempfield township a Great Place to Live, Work, and Raise a Family.

Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors George C. Reese, Chairman greese@hempfieldtwp.org R. Douglas Weimer, Vice-Chairman dougweimer@hempfieldtwp.org Tom Logan, Treasurer tlogan@hempfieldtwp.org Robert E. Ritson, Assistant Secretary rritson@hempfieldtwp.org John Silvis, Supervisor jsilvis@hempfieldtwp.org

Hempfield Township 1132 Woodward Drive | Greensburg, PA 15601-9310 724-834-7232 | www.hempfieldtwp.com Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Township Offices Closed: May 31 | July 5

Hempfield Township and Hempfield Township

Township Staff Jason M. Winters, Township Manager jwinters@hempfieldtwp.org Douglas J. Cisco, Director of Public Works dcisco@hempfieldtwp.org Patrick L. Karnash, Director of Planning & Zoning pkarnash@hempfieldtwp.org Anthony J. Kovacic, Township Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Services akovacic@hempfieldtwp.org Melanie M. Phillips, Director of Finance mphillips@hempfieldtwp.org James P. Shaw, Director of Code & Safety jshaw@hempfieldtwp.org Aaron K. Siko, Director of Parks & Recreation asiko@hempfieldtwp.org

Planning Commission – 6:00 pm




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Supervisor’s Public Meeting Zoning Hearing Board – 6:00 pm

All meetings are held at the Hempfield Township Municipal Building.

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MiSSion StAtEMEnt the Hempfield Area School District, in its commitment to excellence, shall engage and educate all students for personal success through a shared responsibility with the student, family, and community in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment.

Seated left to right: Dr. Matt Conner, Assistant Superintendent Secondary, Mr. Bob Reger, Director of Human Resources, Mrs. Pam Gibasiewicz, Board Secretary, Dr. Tammy Wolicki, Superintendent, Mr. Wayne Wismar, Business Manager, Dr. Tony Bompiani, Board President, Mr. Mike Alfery, Board Member

Hempfield area School District Board of Directors

Standing left to right: Mr. Vince DeAugustine, Board Member, Mr. Paul Ward, Board Member, Dr. Scott Learn, Board Vice-President, Dr. Jeanne Smith, Board Member, Mrs. Sonya Brajdic, Board Member, Mrs. Jennifer Bretz, Board Member, Mrs. Diane Ciabattoni, Board Member, Dr. Kimberlie Rieffannacht, Assistant Superintendent Elementary, Mr. Michael Brungo, Board Solicitor

Hempfield area School District 4347 State Route 136 (724) 834-2590

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Greensburg, PA 15601 www.hasdpa.net

area School District Meeting Schedule



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Pre-Agenda Meeting Regular Meeting

Dr. Tony Bompiani, President bompianit@hasdpa.net Dr. Scott Learn, Vice-President learns@hasdpa.net Pam Gibasiewicz, Secretary gibasiewiczp@hasdpa.net Mike Alfery, Board Member alferym@hasdpa.net Sonya Brajdic, Board Member brajdics@hasdpa.net Jennifer Bretz, Board Member bretzj@hasdpa.net Diane Ciabattoni, Board Member ciabattonid@hasdpa.net Vince DeAugustine, Board Member deaugustinev@hasdpa.net Dr. Jeanne Smith, Board Member smithjs@hasdpa.net Paul Ward, Board Member wardp@hasdpa.net Michael Brungo, Solicitor brungom@hasdpa.net

School District Staff

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All meetings are held at the Hempfield Area Administration Building.

Dr. Tammy S. Wolicki, Superintendent wolickit@hasdpa.net Dr. Matthew R. Conner, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education connerm@hasdpa.net Dr. Kimberlie B. Rieffannacht, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education rieffannachtk@hasdpa.net Wayne J. Wismar, Business Manager wismarw@hasdpa.net Robert M. Reger, Director of Human Resources regerr@hasdpa.net

Last Day of School May 29

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Did you know?

Door to Door Sales

You have to maintain your lawn keep it free and well-groomed within the township according the Township Ordinances?

Anyone selling goods or services door to door must display a Peddler’s license issued from the Township. Sunday Sales are prohibited.

Premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 10 inches. Noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.

Hempfield Township Department Directory

724 - 834-7232

Residential Burning Regulations:

Code & Safety...............................x 240 Parks & Recreation ......................x 420 Planning & Zoning .......................x 535 Public Works ................................x 310

• All outdoor burning or fires in areas of RESIDENTIAL dwellings shall be: • Limited to twigs and yard waste during the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on SATURDAYS. • Controlled in a safe manner and has an • ATTENDED WATER SUPPLY OR EQUAL AT ALL TIMES. • Occurring at least 50 feet from any structure and 30 feet from any property line. • GARBAGE, NEWSPAPERS or PAPER PRODUCTS, RUBBER, TIRES, PAINT, ANIMAL WASTE, PLASTICS, DIAPERS, TOXIC MATERIALS, or any other SOLID WASTE is PROHIBITED from being burned AT ANY TIME. • Outdoor fireplaces, grills, fire pits, and stone rings used exclusively for recreational purposes and/or for food preparation are exempt from these regulations provided the activity is conducted not closer than 15 feet to any property line. • LEAVES are PROHIBITED from being burned AT ANY TIME. Please call Advanced Disposal at 1800-437-1759 to schedule a leaf collection. • Burning of any type is prohibited on any paved portion of a street, alley, or public grounds.

2021 Hempfield Township Pavilion & Field Rentals Hempfield Township Parks & Recreation facilities and parks rental requests for all pavilions and fields at Hempfield Park and Swede Hill Park for 2021 season.

I received a Violation Notice door hanger, now what? The Code Department has implemented a new program to quickly notify property owners when they have a minor code violation on their property. If you receive a door hangar, please immediately correct the problems listed or if you have questions please contact the issuing code officer. The “courtesy notice” is to help you get your property into compliance. We will reinspect the property again after 5 days have elapsed. If you have taken corrective action, you can disregard the violation letter that was sent as a follow up, However, if the door hanger and the violation letter are ignored, further legal action may be taken against you.

Premises identification.


Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be not less than 4 inches (102 mm) in height with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm).

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As always, taxpayers remain welcome to pay their taxes by mail or in person at Keystone’s corporate headquarters in Hempfield, located at 546 Wendel Road, Irwin, PA 15642. Of course, residents can lways contact customer service at 1-866-539-1100, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm ET. (724) 978-0300 • www.KeystoneCollects.com

Hempfield Township


Keystone Collections Group is Hempfield Township’s tax collector for per capita, local services, business privilege/mercantile and street light taxes. Refer to the information below to keep up to date on the latest tax deadlines. Street light tax invoices scheduled to mail in May Upon receipt, pay in minutes using Keystone’s online service. Get started at:

Bills mailed the first week in May Save time. Pay online.

Pay.KeystoneCollects.com Pay by 6/30/2021 for a 2% discount

Pay.KeystoneCollects.com Business privilege/mercantile tax invoices were mailed in February Make your payments with the invoice by the dates shown below. 2020 Reconciliation 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter 4/15/2021 4/30/2021 6/30/2021 10/31/2021 1/31/2022

Hempfield Township

Business Privilege/Mercantile Tax Payment Due Dates

Local services tax bills were mailed earlier this year. Per capita tax bills will be mailed later this year. Please be reminded that if you have not received a tax invoice, it is your responsibility to notify Keystone. Unfortunately, delinquent fees cannot be waived by claiming lack of receipt of an invoice. Visit www.KeystoneCollects.com for additional information.

1st Q 4/30/21

2nd Q 7/31/21

3rd Q 10/31/21

4th Q 1/31/22

Call 1-866-539-1100 for assistance

2021 Paving Project conducting stormwater and road base improvement throughout this past fall and winter.

The 2021 Hot Mix Paving Program will be starting in early April. At 1.4 million dollars, approximately 10 miles of Township roadway will be resurfaced. Please be cautious when passing through work zones. For your convenience, below is a tentative schedule of when and where milling and paving will take place: Week Of April 5th to 10th April 12th to 17th April 19th to 24th

Milling Greenridge Plan Woodward Estates and Fairway Estates North Greengate Road and Woodlawn

April 26th to May 1st

North Pointe

May 3rd to 8th


In addition to the Paving Programs detailed above, crews will continue to perform routine maintenance along Township Roadways including, but no limited to: l Berming (shoulder maintenance) l Pothole Patching l Right of Way Maintenance l Roadways vegetation Control l Sign Installation and Maintenance l Stormwater Pipe Installation and/or Replacement l Catch Basin Repairs and/ or Replacement l Surface Treatment l Crack Sealing l Tar and Chip Program l In-House Paving Program • Roads still to be determined

Paving N/A Greenridge Plan Woodward Estates, Fairway Estates and North Greengate Road North Greengate Road and Woodlawn North Pointe

In addition to the regular 2021 Paving Program, the Township was awarded a Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) to address paving the following roadways off of North Greengate Road: Armstrong Road, Kalmar Way, Gemstone Avenue, and Shuey Lane. A starting date for this project has not yet been determined. In anticipation of resurfacing, Township personnel have been

To report issues on Township roadways please call (724) 834-7232 ext. 310 or email publicworks@hempfieldtwp.org 6

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Hempfield Fire Department North Hempfield Volunteer Fire Company


The membership of the North Hempfield Volunteer Fire Company has recently voted to become Hempfield Fire Department’s first nonchartered fire station. The impact of decision is significant and historical as it frees the volunteer firefighters of the financial burden of improvements to both facility and apparatus. Currently, a structural assessment is being completed to modernize the station that was built in 1977, this modernization will assist with preparing for the future of the volunteer fire service in Hempfield Township. In December, a tanker-pumper was ordered and will be housed at the HFD North Hempfield Station. This new apparatus will have the capabilities of pumping 2000 gallons per minute of water and the hauling capabilities of 2500 gallons of water, allowing for a multifunctional apparatus to be deployed to a variety of incidents that the Hempfield Fire Department may be activated for. The apparatus delivery is expected during the summer of 2022.

The Hempfield Fire Department is activity seeking volunteers to join the ranks of our department. Come join our team of men and women who are truly the protectors of the community. The training opportunities are diverse and you will broaden your current skill set. You will establish friendships that will carry with you regardless of your stage in life. Volunteering as a firefighter is fulfilling, understanding that you can make a positive impact often when your neighbors need help the most. Please take this open invitation to stop by a Hempfield Township Fire Station, talk to our firefighters and pick up an application.

Hempfield Fire Stations Locations: Adamsburg Station- 495 Edna Road, Adamsburg, PA Bovard Station- 2 Washington Street, Bovard, PA Carbon Station- 421 Juniper Street, Greensburg, PA

Rescue 14

Fort Allen Station- 4532 State Route 136, Greensburg, PA

On April 1, 2021 Rescue 14 will be officially closing its operation of emergency medical service from the Edna Road Ambulance Station. Mutual Aid EMS will begin staffing EMS units at the Edna Road location. Rescue 14 has had a long history of providing quality Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support to Hempfield Township and the Mutual Aid transition will ensure the quality of care continues.

Grapeville Station- 2528 Newark Street, Grapeville, PA Hannastown Station-189 Front Street, Hannastown, PA Hempfield #2 Station- 421 Thornton Avenue, Greensburg, PA High Park Station- 402 Baughman Avenue, Jeannette, PA Midway/St. Clair Station- 1966 Broadway Avenue, Greensburg, PA

Luxor Fire Department

North Hempfield Station- 1284 Business Route 66, Greensburg, PA

The Membership of Hempfield Fire Department’s Luxor Fire Station has decided to discontinue its operation and merge with the Hempfield Fire Department’s Bovard Fire Station. The members of the Luxor Station have served the community diligently for many years; however, as the ranks of the volunteer firefighters declined, the decision was made by the remaining members to approach the Bovard Station for a merger of services for the benefit of the Hempfield Community. Fire protection will be provided by the HFD Bovard Station, HFD Hannastown Station, and HFD North Hempfield Station as well as a strong mutual aid agreement from neighboring community fire departments. Hempfield Township has made recent improvements to the fire protection capabilities in Luxor community by providing additional fire hydrants along the Bovard Luxor Road.

West Point Station- 100 Volunteer Drive, Greensburg, PA


Hempfield Fire Department




Weather… it happens. And in Pennsylvania, it is fair to say that we get to see it all. Windy days in particular create garbage and recycling collection challenges, complete with blowing litter and debris that escape bins, cans and containers. While we can’t control Mother Nature, here are some tips that may help prevent your trash and recycling from blowing away.

l Recycling

• If possible, place heavier recyclables toward the top of the bin to weigh down loose papers, however, do not bag your recyclables to keep them from blowing out, plastic bags full of recyclables are not accepted. • If your recycling bin is only partially full, consider waiting until your next collection to place it at the curb.

l Recycling and Trash

• Take your bins and cans to the curb the morning of pick-up, rather than the evening before. This will reduce the amount of time your cart is exposed to high wind conditions. • Be sure your lid can close on your trash can. Trash is more susceptible to blowing out of the can when the lid is not completely shut. • Bring your bins and cans in as soon as possible after collection to reduce the risk of them blowing down the street.

l Trash

• Bag all your trash before placing it in the can. This is especially important for small, lightweight items like Styrofoam packing peanuts. • Compact the trash – if you have loose items, place bagged trash on top of them to prevent them from blowing out of the can. The bottom line is this – when it comes to garbage and recycling collection on a windy day, it only takes a little extra time to reduce blowing litter. Your neighbors, as well as your hauler, will appreciate it.

Effects of Stormwater Runoff

Be the Solution to Runoff Pollution

• Polluted stormwater runoff can have many adverse effects on plants, fish, animals, and people. • Sediment can cloud the water and make it difficult or impossible for aquatic plants to grow. Sediment also can destroy aquatic habitats. • Excess nutrients can cause algae blooms. When algae die, they sink to the bottom and decompose in a process that removes oxygen from the water. Fish and other aquatic organisms can’t exist in water with low dissolved oxygen levels. • Bacteria and other pathogens can wash into swimming areas and create health hazards, often making beach closures necessary. • Debris—plastic bags, six-pack rings, bottles, and cigarette butts—washed into waterbodies can choke, suffocate, or disable aquatic life like ducks, fish, turtles, and birds. • Household hazardous wastes like insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvents, used motor oil, and other auto fluids can poison aquatic life. Land animals and people can become sick or die from eating diseased fish and shellfish or ingesting polluted water. • Polluted stormwater often affects drinking water sources. This, in turn, can affect human health and increase drinking water treatment costs


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• Wash your car on the lawn (not the driveway), or take your car to a commercial car wash. • Plant lots of trees, shrubs, and ground cover. • Use a rain barrel to catch and store water for gardens. • Redirect down spouts from paved areas to vegetated areas. • Install gravel trenches along driveways and patios. • Use porous materials (i.e. wooden planks and bricks) for walkways and patios. • Grade driveway and walkways to direct water flow toward vegetated areas. • Pick up your pet wastes. • Do not dump any oils, fluids or other wastes into storm inlets. • Follow the directions on application of lawn and garden fertilizers

Hempfield Township will follow all State and Federally issued guidance regarding COVID-19. Masks and Social Distancing are required by all attendees.


Hempfield Summer Concert Series Dates Concerts begin at 6:00 PM unless otherwise noted n May 29

Cosmic Attack Pendulum

n August 21

Lucky Me Pixelated

n June 11, & 12

StageRight! performing “Crazy for You” (Ticketed Event)

n September 4

Jane West & Joe Golden Flying Blind

n June 26

Part Time Cowboys Andy Davis Band

n September 18

Aubrey Burchell (5:00pm) Ants Marching | Derek Woods Band

n July 9, 10, & 11

StageRight! performing “Hair” (Ticketed Event)

n July 24

East Coast Turnaround Sourmash

n August 7

Trinity Wiseman The Delaney’s

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All concerts are free to Attend Lawn Seating Concessions Available

For StageRight! performance tickets visit: www.stagerightgreensburg.com/shows

Movies in the Park n June 18: The Croods: A New Age n July 16: Raya And The Last Dragon n August 13: Trolls World Tour n Movies Begin at Dusk (Approximately 8:45 pm)

n Free to Attend!

Kidz Fest n Sunday, July 25 n 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm n Face painting, balloon artists, performances, and more! n Preregistration required n Free to Attend! Sponsors Wanted! E-mail asiko@hempfieldtwp.org for more information. 10

For additional questions or information, please contact us at 724-834-7232 or parks@hempfieldtwp.org. To Register, go to: www.hempfieldtwp.com Summer Day Camp will be following all guidance regarding COVID-19. Campers will be required to wear masks during the program unless medically unable.




Field Trip


June7 – 11 *Speaker Week*

on the Farm Week

triple B’s Farm


June 14 – 18 *Pool Week*

Science Week

Carnegie Science Center


June 21 – 25 *Speaker Week*

Sports Week



June 28 – July 1 *Pool Week*

Stars & Stripes Week



July 6 – 9 *Speaker Week*

Explore the World Week

Laurel Caverns


July 12 – 16 *Pool Week*

Dinosaur Week

Carnegie national History Week


July 19 – 23 *Speaker Week*

Wildlife Adventure Week

Pittsburgh Zoo


July 26 – 30 *Pool Week*

Spirit Week

Fun Slides


August 2 – 6 *Speaker Week*

Carnival Week

Zone 28


August 9 – 13 *Pool Week*

Water Week

Round Hill Park

Pricing Options Registration Type


Full Program

All 10 weeks - paid in full by June 7 $100.00 discount for each additional child


Partial Week

Early Drop-off Late Pick-up

For Kids ages 5 -12 Hempfield Park – June 7 – August 13 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Early Drop off Available – starting at 8:00 am & Late Pick-up until 5:30 pm. Each week includes a specific theme, crafts, games, involvement from Greensburg- Hempfield Library, Excela Health, Stage Right performances, daily snack, field trip every thursday, and pizza Friday! Each camper will receive 1- shirt Alternating Wednesdays | *Guest Speaker/Pool field trip* 11

Residents Non-Residents



Must register by Friday $120.00 before week attending


Must register by Friday before week attending 3 days per week – selected by camper at registration Available weekly Available weekly



$15.00 $15.00

$25.00 $25.00



Monday, May 3, 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021

Registration begins for all Fall programs at 8:30 am online, at the Hempfield township Municipal Building, or Hempfield township Athletic Complex.

non-residents include those who live in the surrounding communities (i.e., Greensburg, Hunker, Manor, new Stanton, Youngwood)



In Person

Log on to: www.hempfieldtwp.com Click on the “Parks & Recreation” button, and then click the “Register now” button. All major credit cards are accepted.

Register at the Hempfield township Athletic Complex during normal operating hours. *Subject to State guidelines. Check website prior to registration.

For help with online registration call us at 724-834-7232 or email: parks@hempfieldtwp.org. Hempfield Parks and Recreation does not accept cash payments or over-the-phone registrations.

All programs & events are subject to change. Check the website for updates.

Hempfield Hummingbirds Soccer • Ages 3 – 6

Preschool Programs

A fun and highly instructional introduction to soccer for 3 to 4-year-old boys and girls. Skills such as dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, defense, and positioning will be covered. Each session consists of instruction in all aspects of the game, participation in fun drills that are designed to teach fundamental skills to such young children, and low-key, non-competitive games. All coaching will be conducted by Jump Start Sports staff. Age groups will be combined if there is not enough participation. Instructor: Jump Start Sports Location: Hempfield Park Multipurpose Field

Fun for One • Age 1 Come and spend social and recreational time with your child. our program consists of movement, tumbling, interaction and playtime. Parent/ guardian participation required. Instructor: Connie Madarish Location: Swede Hill Park Activity Center Session 1 2

Day Monday & Wednesday Monday & Wednesday

Date June 7 – June 30 July 19 – August 11

Time 9:00 am – 10:00 am 9:00 am – 10:00 am











June 7 – June 30

10:15 am –11:15 am or 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$50.00 per session


Monday & July 19 – 10:15 am –11:15 am Wednesday August 11 or 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$50.00 per session

Fee $80.00

A fun and highly instructional introduction to baseball for children. Players learn the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and base running, and then apply what they have learned in fun, non-competitive games. Jump Start Sports staff members conduct the instruction and oversee the game play while volunteer parent team coaches assist. All players receive a team t-shirt and MLB hat. Instructor: Jump Start Sports Location: Hempfield Park Upper Ballfield

this toddler play group includes various activities such as games, music, crafts, movement and storytelling for fun & interaction. Parent/guardian participation required. Instructor: Connie Madarish Location: Swede Hill Park Activity Center

Monday & Wednesday

Time 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

T-Birds T-Ball • Ages 3 – 4

Terrific Two’s & Three’s • Ages 2 – 3


Date June 16 – July 21

Day thursday

Date June 10 – July 15

Time 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fee $85.00

Play, Play, Play! • Ages 2 – 3 Play helps to build creativity, dexterity, problem solving and social skills. Join us for an hour devoted to playing with our toys and at least four special activities per class using toys such as parachute, trampolines, scooters, and many more of Miss Connie’s favorite toys. Parent or guardian must attend class and the children should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Parent/Guardian participation required. Instructor: Connie Madarish Location: Swede Hill Park Activity Center



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Date June 17 – August 5

Time 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Fee $50.00

Music Makers • Ages 1 – 3

Youth & Teen Programs

Music classes can increase your child’s vocabulary, develop math and reasoning skills, and encourage creativity. During Music Makers class, the children will copy rhythms, follow tempos, and match pitches. We’ll play simple instruments, learn songs, dance, sing, and even use items we find around the house to make music. Each class will center around a different theme. Get ready to explore all types of music from classical to country. Parent/guardian participation required. Instructor: Connie Madarish Location: Swede Hill Park Activity Center Age






Date June 17 – August 5 June 18 – August 6

Time 9:00 am – 10:00 am 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Snapology – STEM Castles, Kingdoms, & Wizards • Ages 4 – 7 Who wouldn’t want to escape and play in the world of magic, fairytales, and royalty? in Snapology’s Castles, Kingdoms, and Wizards class, students will have the opportunity to use LEGo® bricks to design their medieval fantasies while also bringing the real history to life! Yes, your student will do more than just build with LEGo® bricks, they will build their historical understanding of the unique elements that make the medieval time period such a fascinating point in human history. Instructor: Snapology Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building Day Monday – thursday

Fee $50.00


Time 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Day Monday – Friday

Fee $50.00

Time 10:00 am – 10:30 am





Fee $250.00

Date July 6 – July 27

Time 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Fee $50.00

Bring your vision to life today. Unity’s game development engine empowers you with all you need to create 2D and 3D games like the pros! this camp is designed with the absolute beginner in mind; no prior experience with Unity is required. You will start by exploring the Unity interface, and learning how to manipulate objects in the editor. You will implement functionality using C# scripts, add animation and manage lighting for the game and finally rendering a functional game you and your friends can enjoy! Instructor: CodeWiz

An introduction to tap and ballet. Your child will learn positions and movement to music.  tap and ballet shoes not necessary. Must wear leotard/loose fitting clothes. Instructor: Leyna Wright Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building Date June 14 – June 18 No class June 16

Time 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Game Design with Unity VIRTUAL! • Ages 10 and up

Tiny Tap & Ballet Camp • Ages 4 – 7

Day Monday – Friday No class Wednesday

Date June 21 – June 25

Join us on Zoom for some thrilling, hands-on, interactive, contact-free StEM programs from Mad Science! Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! this hands-on and interactive program of chemistry for children ages 5-12 is packed solid with cool reactions. Students put on goggles and change liquid to solid and back again. they get to handle laboratory tools, build and break molecules, and pick up some tricks on chemical changes. Instructor: Mad Science

Presented by Professional Karate Schools of America (PKSA) Pre-School Karate is a program that will increase your child’s confidence, strength, flexibility and overall physical fitness. Along with the basics, children will be introduced to stranger awareness issues and basic self-defense techniques. this class will also focus on demonstrating respect for oneself and others. Instructor: PKSA Karate Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex Date June 14 – June 18


Mad Science – Crazy Chemworks! VIRTUAL! • Ages 5 – 12

Pre-School Karate CAMP • Ages 4 – 5

Day Monday – Friday


Explore, create or survive! Mine deep into the Minecraft world and create the future! in this creative camp, challenge the odds, craft your own kinds of weapons and build dream worlds using code. Do this while also learning fundamental programming concepts, level design, and problemsolving skills. You will make use of Ready-made coding blocks to create mini versions of Minecraft games. A PC or a Mac is required, Chromebook will not work for this class! Instructor: CodeWiz

Want to be the next Albert Einstein? Come join Professor Connie for fun scientific experiments. Each week kids will do experiments and have an introduction to different scientific concepts. Instructor: Connie Madarish Location: Swede Hill Park Activity Center Date June 18 – August 6

Time 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MineCraft Modding VIRTUAL! • Ages 8 – 14


Super Scientist • Ages 4 – 5


Date June 21 – June 24

Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Day Monday – Friday



Date July 12 – July 16

Time 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee $250.00

Mad Science- Fizz, Boom, Bang! • Ages 5 – 12

Adult & Senior Programs

Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! this hands-on and interactive program of chemistry is packed solid with cool reactions.  Students put on goggles and change liquid to solid and back again.  they get to handle laboratory tools, build and break molecules, and pick up some tricks on chemical changes. Instructor: MadScience Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building Day Monday – Friday

Date August 2 – August 6

Time 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Understanding Medicare turning 65 soon? Attend an educational seminar and understand your Medicare options. this seminar will help you: Answer the Question: What is Medicare? – Know when to enroll into Medicare – Recognize the different parts of Medicare – Understand the two major Medicare healthcare coverage options: Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap) and Medicare Advantage Plans – Understand how prescription drug coverage interact with your Medicare plan choices.  All attendees will receive a free booklet and there will be time for questions and answers. Presenter: Michael noppe Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building

Fee $160.00

Kids Yoga CAMP • Ages 5 – 12 Yoga is a great way for kids to be active, build confidence, and manage the spectrum of emotions that they experience in their day-to-day activities. Each week will include cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music, plus all the traditional benefits of yoga; meditation, breathing techniques, peace, and deep relaxation. Wear comfortable clothes that allow non-restrictive movement. Bring a yoga mat if you have one; a limited number will be available. Don't forget a water bottle. Instructor: nicole Hayes Location: Swede Hill Activity Center Day tuesday

Date June 22 – August 3

Time 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm




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August 25

Time 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Free Free Free Free

Are you thinking about taking a trip to Walt Disney World? Whether it's your 1st time or 20th time, this class is for you. We will cover basic and advanced topics such as: When to visit, where to start, what you will do and how you will do it, dining, transportation, Magic Bands, Fast Pass, and Memory Maker. Presenter: Michele Moenssens Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building

Fee $30.00

HtML is the building block of every website. Learn how to build dynamic, engaging and interactive websites of your choice with the understanding of the HtML framework. You don't need to be a pro or a crazy genius to completely figure it out. You’ll be taken through the simple basics and eventually progress to the simpler cascading style sheets (CSS) and take your design up a notch using the bootstrap framework. You can build an online version of your resume or portfolio of projects that will be sure to impress! Instructor: Code Wiz Date August 9 – August 13


Disney Planning 101

Build Your Own Website VIRTUAL • Ages 13 and up

Day Monday – Friday

Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm




June 10

Time 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fee Free

Total Body Workout • Ages 18 and up

Fee $250.00

this workout is perfect for everyone---it is geared to get you moving no matter what your level of fitness. Workout will consist of warm up, cardio, exercises and cool down. Cardio will be low and high impact aerobics. Exercises will be upper and lower body.  Don’t forget your mats and 3-5 lb hand weights. Let’s get together to relieve some everyday stress by doing something healthy for yourself! Instructor: Debi Willcock Location: Swede Hill Activity Center

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Date June 15 – July 27 No class July 13

Time 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Fee $35.00

ZUMBA Fitness • Ages 18 and up

Yoga • Ages 18 & older

Zumba Fitness takes the "work" out of the workout by mixing lowintensity and high-intensity moves for an interval style calorie burning dance fitness party to Latin and World rhythms. A perfect combo of fun and fitness. no dance experience needed. this class is brought to you by Empowered Fitness LLC and instructed by a licensed Zumba instructor and AFAA Certified Group Fitness instructor. Instructor: Empowered Fitness LLC Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

Yoga is a completely systematized, yet simple, science of physical conditioning for more healthful living. the stretches and postures practiced in yoga are a natural way to reduce stress and tension, and gain strength and flexibility. Instructor: Penne Steiger Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building

Day tuesday

Date June 15 – August 3

Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm





Date July 12 – August 30 No class 7/26 & 8/23

Time 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Fee $45.00

Strong Nation (HIIT) • Ages 18 & older

Damsel in Defense Safety Seminar • Ages 18 & older

StRonG is a unique high intensity interval training (Hiit) workout combining body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training with every move synced to the music. You will be empowered by the beat!  Please bring a mat for floor work. this class is brought to you by Empowered Fitness LLC and instructed by a licensed StRonG nation instructor and AFAA Certified Group Fitness instructor. Instructor: Empowered Fitness LLC Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

it’s a different world we live in! Don’t be a helpless victim and take control of your own safety.  Protect yourself with everyday safety tips and basic self-defense tactics.  Learn how to protect yourself and those you love. theresa testa Zamagias of Damsel in Defense, will discuss safety topics/tips, as well as a demonstrate economical safety products. All attendees will receive handouts with a safety tips, and there will be time for questions and answers. Instructor: theresa testa Zamagias Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building

Day Wednesday

Date June 16 – August 4

Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fee $50.00

Zumba Toning • Ages 18 & older


Date June 17 – August 5

Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fee $50.00



July 15

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm





August 5

Time 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fee Free

Trips & Excursions Travel Lunch Bunch – Senior Program • Ages 55 & older

Have you heard of Pickleball? Would you like to try it out? Come learn the basics of this fast-growing racquet sport. this intro class will teach you the court boundaries, scoring, and simply the feel of the ball and paddle. the paddle being like a big ping – pong paddle and the ball like a wiffle ball. Join us for this fun instructional class. Instructor: Alexis Duncan Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex



Westmoreland County Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ensure that all Veterans receive those benefits to which they are greatly entitled. A representative will be available to conduct a presentation on benefits that are available to veterans and their dependents.  Many eligible for these benefits are unaware and could be negatively impacted as a result. Presenter: Matt Zamosky Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building

Intro to Pickleball • Ages 18 & older



Benefits Available for Veterans & their Dependents

Zumba toning still has the fun and flavor of Zumba Fitness as we move and groove to Latin and world rhythms but there is extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define muscles. Light hand weights (1-3 lbs) are provided or you may bring your own.  this class is brought to you by Empowered Fitness LLC and instructed by a licensed Zumba toning instructor and AFAA Certified Group Fitness instructor. Instructor: Empowered Fitness LLC Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex Day


Date July 7 – July 28

Time 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Bring friends, meet friends, and make friends! You will never eat alone or worry about traffic with this fun social group! Adults 55 and older may join us each month as we travel out of town to a great restaurant. Bus departs from parking lot behind PetSmart in Hempfield Square Plaza. Price below includes transportation unless noted otherwise.

June Lunch – Hofbrauhaus– Pittsburgh, PA Modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany. Enjoy the traditions that have made Hofbrauhaus famous.  From the traditionally decorated rooms in the building to the beer that is brewed on-site, and of course the excellent German fare, Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh is a memorable experience for all. All attendees will order off the menu and pay on their own. Price includes transportation only.

Fee $60.00








June 9

10:30 am

2:00 pm


July Lunch – Caffe Mona – Pittsburgh, PA

Youth Sports Camps • Ages 7 – 13 this weekly summer camp opportunity proves children with an experience unlike any other. Participants will play: Lacrosse, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Flag-Football, Basketball, Floor Hockey, and other fitness orientated games. Focus will be on improving athletic movement, sport specific skill sets, teamwork and cooperative play. Instructor: Dave Byers Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

Caffe Mona La Bistro features both American and French breakfast cuisine thoughtfully created by our chefs! it is modern breakfast, brunch, lunch restaurant. Caffe Mona offers special crepes, omelets, bagels, french toasts, sandwiches, salads and freshly brewed espresso and cold drinks. Price includes transportation only.  Limit: 20 participants Day






July 14

10:30 am

2:00 pm


Session Day Date Time 1 Monday June 21 – June 25 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 2 Monday July 12 – July 16 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 3 Monday August 2 – August 6 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

August Lunch – DeLallo’s Fort Couch Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA

Hempfield Summer Basketball Camp • Ages 7 – 15 the Hempfield Summer Basketball Camp is devoted to helping young players ages 7 – 15 to improve their basketball skills in a fun, enthusiastic, and safe environment. Campers of all ability levels will feel comfortable as they improve their basketball skills.  We hope by end of the camp that each player will have developed their individual talents, made new friends, and feel great about their camp experience.  the camp staff has great experience with youth basketball camps and will provide a great camp experience for youth players of any level! Instructor: Bill Swan Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

Established outpost for homemade ravioli & other classic italian dishes served in a relaxed setting. Price includes transportation only. Limit: 20 participants Day






August 11

10:30 am

2:00 pm


Summer Sports Camps Hempfield Volleyball Camp • Ages 11 – 14 the Hempfield Summer Volleyball Camp will help young players improve their skills by learning the fundamentals and developing their individual and team talents at this camp. Coached by several local school volleyball coaches. Instructor: Sheron Watson Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex * Please bring a small snack, daily * Date June 14 – June 18

Time 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Date July 19 – July 21

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June 14 – June 17 July 12 – July 15

Age 8 – 12 Time 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Fee $95.00

Age 13 – 17 Time 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fee $60.00

this camp is for all those high school boy’s and girl’s residents and nonresidents that will be on their school’s junior varsity tennis team or will be an incoming freshman on the team.  this camp will help you develop your skills and improve your conditioning for the upcoming tennis season. Drills, conditioning, and match play will also be included in this camp. Instructor: Jerry Way Location: Hempfield Park tennis Courts *Make up classes will be the following week* Date July 26 – July 29

Basic instruction in tennis skills, rules and courtesy for beginners. Drills, conditioning and match play will be included for the more experienced player. Students must bring their own racket and plastic drink container. Please wear tennis shoes. Resident and Non-Residents are welcomed. Instructor: Jerry Way Location: Hempfield Park tennis Courts *Make up classes will be the following week* Date

Time 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Boys & Girls Tennis Camp • Grades 9 – 12

Youth Tennis Camp • Ages 8 – 17


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Time 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fee $70.00

Hempfield Township Recreational Sports – Summer 2021 Hempfield Youth Lacrosse

Women’s Softball League

Boys & Girls Birthyears: 2009-2014 l this fun, fast-paced game, like any sport requires practice; however, a strong skillset can be acquired quickly...all you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. no experience, no worries! l U8 Co-Ed: $50 resident, $60 non-resident l U10 Boys & Girls: $60 resident, $70 non-resident l U12 Boys & Girls: $60 resident, $70 non resident l Specific information for dates and times relating to each age group can be found online at www.hempfieldtwp.com click Parks & Rec, Sports & Leagues: Register for a Sports Program. l Location: Hempfield Park (Upper Soccer/Lacrosse Fields) l Dates: June 8 – July 31st l Registration Deadline: Friday, May 21st (11:59)

Females l Age: 18+ l this is a league designed for local softball enthusiasts. Skill levels vary, some experience is recommended, but not required. 12-game regular season, plus playoffs. l League Size: 4-team minimum, 8-team maximum l Location: Hempfield Park l Registration Deadline: Friday, May 28th (11:59 PM)





Monday & Wednesday


June 7 – August 4

6:45 pm & 8:30 pm


Fee $300 per team registration, $35 for individual registration. teams pay $15 umpire fee per game.

Hempfield Rec – Summer Rising Basketball League

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League

Boys teams (local school district) 8th Grade heading into 2021-2022 l 9th Grade heading into 2021-2022 l June 21st – July 30th l $325 per team (includes officials fees) l 10-game regular season, top 4 teams make single elimination playoff bracket l Please call Zach Freeman, Sports Coordinator, at 724-834-7232; ext. 211 for information. l

Co-Ed l Age: 18+ l Get ready to start Fall 2021 off right and join us for this healthy, fun alternative on Sunday nights! teams must have a minimum of seven (7) players, no max. 2-players of opposite gender must be on floor at all times. 7-match regular season, plus playoffs. l Location: Hempfield twp. Athletic Complex (HtAC) l Registration Deadline: Friday, Aug 20th (11:59 PM) l





September 5 – october 24

6:00 pm & 7:00 pm


Fee $300 per, teams officiate their own games.

Hempfield Rec – Fall Soccer 2021 the Hempfield Recreation Soccer League is intended for boys and girls ages 4 – 10. it provides children the opportunity to learn soccer and play at a recreation level. l U5 (2017 birthyear) Residents: $45.00 non-Residents: $55.00 l U6 (2016 birthyear) Residents: $45.00 non-Residents: $55.00 l U8 (2014/2015 birthyear) Residents: $65.00 non-Residents: $75.00 l U10 (2012/2013 birthyear) Residents: $65.00 non-Residents: $75.00 l Uniforms are included and will be given to all participants. All games and practices will be played at Hempfield Park (Upper Soccer Fields). l Registration deadline – Wednesday, Aug 25th. l Games will be every Saturday morning from Sept. 11th – oct. 30th. l Additional practices will only be scheduled for U8 & U10 and will begin the week of Sept. 6th. For a complete list of specific dates, times and an overview of the schedule, please check out the website: www.hempfieldtwp.com. l VoLUntEER CoACHES nEEDED! l

Her Time To Play in Partnership with the WnBA, nBA, and Women’s Sports Foundation l Females l Ages: 7-14 (Groups broken into 7-10 & 11-14) l 12 spots available per group l Her Time to Play is a new initiative created by the WnBA and nBA to inspire the next generation of girls, ages 7-14, to play basketball in a positive and healthy way. on-Court skills learned/improved combined with classroom curriculum addressing life-topics. l Location: Swede Hill Park l Registration Deadline: Friday, June 11th (11:59 PM) l

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Date June 21 – August 9

Time Age 7-10 / 5:30 – 6:45 PM Age 11-14 / 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Fee $30

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Hempfield township athletic Complex Located at Hempfield Park, 220 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg, PA 15601

Open Court – Membership Required (see membership info): Each person must have a current HTAC membership and pre-register for a specific 2-hour time slot and bring own equipment. • $5.00 per person +HTAC membership • Generally offered Monday through Friday 9am – 11am, 11:30am – 1:30pm, and 2 – 4pm • Weekend and evening availability may vary Pre-registration required for open court and adult pick-up sports https://secure.rec1.com/PA/hempfield-township/catalog/index

Adult Pick-Up Sports – Membership Required (see membership info): Each person must have a current HTAC membership and pre-register for a specific 2-hour time slot and bring own equipment. • $5.00 per person + HTAC membership • Must be 18 years or older Pickleball Tuesday 9:00am – 11:00am Thursday 9:00am – 11:00am Friday 9:00am – 11:00am Beginner Pickleball Wednesday 9:00am – 11:00am Basketball Thursday 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Hempfield Township Athletic Complex is a multipurpose indoor facility featuring three full size athletic courts, an indoor walking track, and concession area. HTAC Hours of Operation April - October Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Closed Sundays from Memorial Day – Labor Day)

Hempfield Township Athletic Complex Membership Cards Membership is required for open court, walking, adult pick-up sports, and drop-in activities. Every person age 14 and older is required to have a current HTAC membership in his or her own name. Membership cannot be borrowed or shared. Age Requirements: • Age 14 – 17 must have a parent register the child for his or her own membership. • Age 13 and younger must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of the child’s visit. Parent must have a current membership in the parent’s own name. Cost: Hempfield Township Residents: Age 14 +: Free Non-residents: Age 14 – 54: $10/year Age 55+: $5/year Entry: • Current HTAC membership card MUST be presented at check-in for entry to the facility. • No entry will be permitted without a current membership. • A $5.00 fee will be charged for all replacement cards.

HTAC Office Hours Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Closed May 31 and July 5

Indoor Walking Track – Membership Required (see membership info): Walking is free with current HTAC membership and available during operating hours unless the facility is being used for a Township event or private rental. Each person must have a current HTAC membership and pre-register for a specific 2-hour time slot.

Rentals: • Full Court Hourly Rate: $40/hour Monday – Friday | $50/hour Saturday - Sunday • Full Court Daily Rate: $400/day Monday – Friday | $500/day Saturday - Sunday • Full Building Rental – call for details regarding tournaments and non-tournament events • Birthday Parties: $150.00/2-hour event – one court – up to 32 attendees

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Limited number of participants per court based on current state guidelines Masks are required to be worn at all times, including while engaged in athletic activity Hand washing and social distancing must be practiced All guests using the facility for any purpose are required to sign the COVID-19 waiver prior to entering the gym – a parent/legal guardian of a minor must sign the waiver on behalf of the minor The facility is cleaned per CDC recommendations each day Facility hours, guidelines, and restrictions are subject to change 18

Hempfield Area School District Message from the Superintendent With the arrival of spring, there is much planning and preparation for addressing needs of the District’s facilities over the summer months. The summer of 2021 will include the installation of a new track and artificial turf at the high school stadium. Both the artificial turf, installed in 2010, and the track, last updated in 2008, are nearing the end of anticipated expectancy of use and require attention for the safety of our athletes. The turf will be replaced in early June, after the graduation ceremony. Once the turf is installed, the track will be resurfaced and coated to minimize the impact of normal wear and tear. Upgrades will be completed prior Dr. Tammy S. Wolicki, to the start of fall athletics, weather Superintendent of Schools dependent. The three months of remote only instruction in the spring of 2020 yielded sufficient funds to address these repairs. Following more than a year of interrupted athletic activities due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to fall events in Spartan Stadium for our students and guests.

Board of School Directors in April 2021 to complete the study. The intensive process of analyzing electrical, mechanical, energy efficiency, curricular, safety and security will take much of the remaining 2021 calendar year. Additionally, the Hempfield Area School District will pay outstanding debt for previous school construction projects in 2026. The plan is to attribute the annual debt payment to the new high school project with no or little impact on the District’s annual budget. The maintenance of all school facilities is important in addressing the Mission of the Hempfield Area School District, specifically to educate all students in a “safe, secure, and nurturing environment.” Prior to the pandemic, efforts were focused on preventing intruders into our schools and being able to respond to such emergency situations. The pandemic requires the use of existing space very differently. Education today requires flexible space for students to work in small collaborative groups. Technology is used in new and innovative ways. All of these factors will impact considerations for renovations and future school construction projects so that The Hempfield Area School District, in its commitment to excellence, shall engage and educate all students for personal success through a shared responsibility with the student, family, and community in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment.

The summer will also bring surface repairs and line painting in school driveways and parking lots. These areas were last addressed in 2015. In 2020, the Hempfield Area School District purchased three acres adjacent to the Hempfield Area High School. The acreage was purchased to provide an additional entrance to the high school for staff to reduce the amount of traffic on Spartan Drive, especially during arrival time. This entrance will provide additional access for emergency vehicles, if needed. The Hempfield Township has been working collaboratively with the District with permits and materials in this regard. The additional entrance will be ready for the start of the new school year. As shared in the winter edition of Headlining Hempfield, a comprehensive district-wide feasibility study is being conducted to learn of current and anticipated needs of all schools. This information is necessary prior to determining if a high school renovation or new construction project is more economically feasible, with consideration to anticipated needs of all school facilities. SitelogIQ, a Minnesota based company with offices in Oakmont, was selected and approved by the


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Hempfield Area “Spartan to Spartan” Program Building a sense of community during remote instruction may be perceived as difficult; however, Ms. Susan Stas and the high school’s child development students make it look easy. The current reality prohibits young learners from attending child development classes in person. Mrs. Stas viewed this challenge as a new opportunity as she collaborated with elementary teachers and provided opportunities for high school students to assist in teaching foundational skills virtually to younger Spartans. Students in kindergarten, first, and second grade participate virtually in short five to ten minute tutoring sessions by their high school mentor. The high school students, under the guidance of Ms. Stas, design relevant lessons to help build upon the necessary foundational skills they need.

The mission of the Spartan to Spartan Program is to provide a collaborative learning opportunity between secondary and elementary students, resulting in a mutually beneficial educational experience. The program is designed to provide reinforcement of previously acquired skills for elementary students while allowing their secondary peers to apply the foundations of early childhood teaching they are learning in their classes. The most exciting element of the program is the opportunity it provides for these young students to make meaningful and lasting connections with high school role models. When one door closes, another one opens. The Spartan to Spartan Program is knocking doors down.


Hempfield Area School District Hempfield Area School District’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

Hempfield Area School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Hempfield Area School District provided supporting documentation of the funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. Music Department Chairman and High School Band Director, Mr. Brian Tychinski, states, “In Westmoreland County, we are fortunate to have many thriving music programs. Music and art education are key elements in creating a community that has a rich cultural base, including a regional symphony orchestra, professional bands of all kinds, ballet, dance and theater companies, and more. The support of these programs is often a major factor when people are looking at where to establish residence and raise a family. This award helps to highlight all that we have in Hempfield and the surrounding community that enriches our lives beyond work

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and the classroom.” The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.

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Hempfield Area School District Hempfield Area Foods & Nutrition Class: From Garden to Table

Stanwood Elementary School Third Graders Participate in a “Virtual” Field Trip

With so much talk lately about the farm to table movement, the Family & Consumer Science Department decided to bring the movement to the Hempfield Area School District. The department recently purchased a hydroponic growing system that will grow seventyfive plants in a 5' x 2' space. In hydroponic gardening, the water does the work of delivering nutrients to the plant’s root system. This allows growth and harvest of plants and herbs all year round, regardless of the temperature outside.

March was a busy month for the arts at Stanwood Elementary School. Our third grade students enjoyed learning ways to express themselves through movement with the modern dance group, Attack Theatre, and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA). Attack Theatre members held a professional development workshop for teachers and administrators prior to the start of the residency. During the ten-day virtual residency, Stanwood children interacted with dancers from Attack Theatre during art and music classes. Dancers “entered” the class through Google Meets to show paintings from SAMA. The dance instructors used the paintings to inspire movement sequences, artworks, writings and music with the children ...and adults! The instructors then used the students’ ideas to choreograph a unique dance performed on-site at the SAMA Ligonier and Loretto sites. Grammynominated musician, Dave Eggar, composed thirteen original musical works for the dance. The end result is a professional video in which Stanwood third grade is recognized for their contributions. Please visit this link to view the virtual field trip videos Attack theatre/SAMA/Stanwood video.

This year the foods & nutrition classes taught by Mrs. Karen Sternick, have grown arugula, mixed greens, and mesculin lettuce from seed. The classes have experienced all of the stages of the growth cycle through maturity. Through the hydroponic system, the students add nutrients to the water reserves which allows the plants to grow faster and larger. This process allows the students to harvest a plant from seed in thirty to forty days.

Additionally, Gia Evans, Ethan Merva, Jackson Aungst, Briana Yoder, Jason Walton, Paetyn Wall, Jacob Rumbaugh and Mia Muchoney had their clay tiles on display at the annual student art show at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier. The clay tiles were made as part of an Artist-InResidency Program with Attack Theatre and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. This project was made possible through the state agency, Arts-In-Education Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts-in-Education Partner in this region is the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

The hydroponic system affords the students the opportunity to grow food they can use, and witness the process of daily growth in the classroom. The growing process is good for the environment and introduces students to a different way of producing food. They are also taking the plants one step further, by starting an outdoor garden at the high school. The addition of the indoor and outdoor gardens encourage students to eat healthier, build selfconfidence and develop a sustainable environment.

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Ken Harvey, better known as “Gizzy,” has been a part of the Hempfield Area School District’s athletic department since 1988 when he became a member of the football team’s “chains crew,” a position he held until 2005 when he relinquished the chains and started volunteering on the football field as a volunteer coach. Gizzy held the volunteer coach position until 2013 when he took over as the equipment manager, a position he continues to hold today. We sat down with Gizzy and asked him a few questions about his time spent at Hempfield.

As the equipment manager, you must work with many of the sports teams. Which teams do you work with? All of them. I get the equipment together for each team and put it in a designated area, such as the locker room, for them to pick up. However, for the football team I clean the football equipment after each game and wash all of the uniforms each week after the games. At the end of the season I get the uniforms all washed up and put away for the next year. How many team uniforms do you wash each week? There are about sixty uniforms to wash each week! How has COVID-19 impacted your job? It really hasn’t impacted my job at all. I did go on a trip to Missouri and had to quarantine for two weeks, but other than that, I go to the school three times a week to see if any equipment has come in.

Are you a graduate of Hempfield Area High School? No. I grew up in Herminie, PA and graduated from Sewickley High School in 1968; however, I do live in Hempfield Township now with my wife of thirty-eight years, Donna.

What do you like most about your job? Being around the kids after their practices. I usually go up in the summer every day, and in the fall I am there every evening too.

How did you get started working the chains at football games? I played football for Coach Gene Epley at Sewickley High School who later became the coach at Hempfield Area High School. Coach Epley asked me if I wanted to work the chains at the Hempfield football games, and that started my tenure with the Hempfield Area Athletic Department.

What is your most memorable event? The playoff football game in 1997 against Woodland Hills. We beat them 30-25, the only playoff game we ever won!

What prompted you to take the equipment manager position? Jason Ross was relinquishing the position and came to talk to me about it. I decided to take it as this gave me the opportunity to work with more students.

Do you have any advice for our younger generation? Be careful and be safe.

Maxwell's Creative Kids! The pandemic has not stopped Maxwell Elementary School students with common interests from connecting in creative ways. The Creative Kids group consists of young men who have been creating ways to challenge each other through weekly writings. Brandon Ludwig, Ben Debes, Christopher Bowman, and Josh Palm have created varying assignments such as “The Longest Flying Paper Airplane,” “The Best Winter Scene Drawing,” and “The 100 Things Challenge.” The group then evaluates the writings and selects the first, second, and third place winners. Their latest assignment is to create a character and write a backstory about the character. Meet Maxwell Elementary’s fourth grade Reading Club creators, Zoe Zimmermann (standing L) and Peyton Rulon-Miller (seated L). Zoe and Peyton established member expectations, write weekly newsletters, create detailed agendas for the weekly meetings, and are developing a GoogleSite for members to browse. Currently the group is reading The Babysitters Club. Club members are looking forward to their next meeting, either virtually or in school, to discuss the book. Also pictured are Sylvia Debes (standing R) and Sabina Gibson (seated R), club officers and fellow book lovers. 23

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Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling 355 Pleasant Unity Mutual Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 www.westmorelandcleanways.org info@westmorelandcleanways.org 724-879-4020 Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, sponsors and promotes programs that address the proper disposal of solid waste through education, recycling, special collections, and the cleanup of illegal dumpsites and littered areas throughout Westmoreland County.


Hours of Operation: Mondays Noon – 5 p.m., Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fridays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2nd Sat. of each Month, 8:30 a.m. – Noon For the most up -to- date information about recycling opportunities here and across the county, including our services and the items collected at our recycling center, please visit our website, Facebook page, or give us a call. The office is normally open Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00.

Don’t have a library card? Go to https://catalog.wlnonline.org/polaris/ logon.aspx to register for an ecard that gives you access to our digital materials. Our digital materials are available 24/7. Visit ebooks.wlnonline.org to browse our collection of over 13,000 eBooks, eAudio, and streaming movies. Join us for FREE programs at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library. Advanced registration is required for most programs. For more information and to register online, visit our website www.ghal.org using the Event Calendar or by calling the main Library at 724-837-5620. The library will continue to follow CDC recommendations for the health and safety of all. Please remember to wear masks and socially distance. Due to restrictions, registration openings for some in-person programs are smaller than previously offered.

Children’s and Teen Programs: Thursday June 10, 2021 at 2:00pm at St. Clair Park amphitheater in Greensburg

Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, June 30 through August 4

Summer Kickoff Celebration! All ages

Read to Succeed: Kindergarten Edition Ages: children entering Kindergarten in fall 2021

Start summer right with a visit from the Zoomobile from The Pittsburgh Zoo’s featuring animals from the zoo to introduce everyone to some of the world’s most fascinating animals in their “Wonders of Wildlife” program. The Zoo requires all attendees to wear masks and socially distance. Registration is recommended but not required.

Join us for our popular program taught by a local kindergarten teacher. Program includes free books and materials. Preschoolers will learn foundational skills needed for kindergarten success through stories, games, crafts, and free books. Since we will be building on skills learned, weekly participation is encouraged, so please only register if you are able to commit to most of the 6 sessions. This virtual program will be held via Zoom. You must include your email when you sign up. The library will email you a link to participate in the program via Zoom. Families will be notified about when to pick up materials for this program. This program is funded by Greensburg Kiwanis.

Mondays at St. Clair Park in Greensburg, Wednesdays at Hempfield Park Amphitheater

Stage Right! Performances All ages

This year, the library is pleased to offer two locations for families to enjoy the Books Come Alive performances by Stage Right! Bring the whole family for fun performances of silly animal stories! No registration required. Monday, June 14th at 1:00 at St. Clair Park - I want to be a Dinosaur Wednesday, June 16th at 10:00 at Hempfield Park - I want to be a Dinosaur Monday, June 21st at 1:00 at St. Clair Park - The Littlest Mermaid Wednesday, June 23rd at 10:00 at Hempfield Park - The Littlest Mermaid Monday, June 28th at 1:00 at St. Clair Park - The Stinky Cheeseman Wednesday, June 30th at 10:00 at Hempfield Park - The Stinky Cheeseman NOTE: No performances the week of July 5. Monday, July 12th at 1:00 at St. Clair Park - Rainbow Colored Fish Wednesday, July 14th at 10:00 at Hempfield Park - Rainbow Colored Fish Monday, July 19th at 1:00 at St. Clair Park - Very Grumpy Monkey Wednesday, July 21st at 10:00 at Hempfield Park - Very Grumpy Monkey Monday, July 26th at 1:00 at St. Clair Park - TBD Wednesday, July 28th at 10:00 at Hempfield Park – TBD

Thursday, June 24 at 1:00 PM

Pete the Cat Party! Ages 3-5

Calling all fans of the lovable Pete the Cat! Let’s celebrate our love of Pete with games, activities, and crafts! This virtual program will be held via Zoom. You must include your email when you sign up. The library will email you a link to participate in the program via Zoom. Families will be notified about when to pick up materials for this program. Tuesdays at 6:00 PM weekly, from June 15 through July 27

STEM & STEAM Ages 6-11

Are you curious? Do you like to figure things out? Maybe you just want to get your hands dirty, use glue, tape, scissors, or even your brain! Have some fun as we build, create, and make things with a little bit of learning too. Join Miss Steam and Miss Stem a program filled with science, creativity and much more. This virtual program will be held via Zoom. You must include your email when you sign up. The library will email you a link to participate in the program via Zoom. Families will be notified about when to pick up materials for this program.

Thursdays at 10:30 AM, June 17 through July 29

Bee-Bots and Coding Camp Ages 6-11 & their families

Baby & Toddler Story Time Ages 6 months through 35 months

Come have some fun with your little ones with songs, movement and storytime for babies through two year olds. Book selections and song lyrics provided to support you and your child’s early literacy journey This virtual program will be held via Zoom. You must include your email when you sign up. The library will email you a link to participate in the program via Zoom. Families will be notified about when to pick up materials for this program.

Beebot Camp 1 – Dragon Land Adventures June 14-17, 1:00 PM Bee-Bot Camp 2 – Earth Day Adventures June 28-July 1, 1:00 PM or Bee-Bot Camp 3 – Moon Adventures July 19-22, 1:00 PM Our three-day camp will let you create your own story using our kits of beautiful mats, coding cards and a Bee-Bot. The whole family can join in because the kits are yours for a week! Three different week-long sessions offered, each covering similar content, please choose one. Please register by family instead of by individual. Families will need to pick their Bee-Bot at the library before the program and return it to the library when the program is finished. This virtual program will be held via Zoom. You must include your email when you sign up. The library will email you a link to participate in the program via Zoom. Families will be notified about when to pick up materials for this program.

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM AND Wednesdays at 3:00 PM beginning June 15

Story Time for 3-5 year-olds Ages 3-5

Beginning June 15 Come join Miss Patty for fun with stories, crafts and more! This virtual program will be held via Zoom. You must include your email when you sign up. The library will email you a link to participate in the program via Zoom. Families will be notified about when to pick up materials for this program.

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Thursday June 17, 6:00 PM

This year, go on the Great Greensburg Scavenger Hunt from June 14 through August 9 hosted by the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library and Downtown Greensburg Project! You and your family will see familiar and new places in the Greater Greensburg Area as you scavenger hunt for secret codes at locations in the area. Collect the codes in the free Beanstack app or visit our Beanstack site, https://ghal.beanstack.org/ to create a free account on a desktop computer. Many of the activity badges will direct to you to visit some of the local attractions and businesses that make our region so special. Find the “secret code” at each location. Collect enough badges and earn raffle tickets for prizes! You can also earn badges by tracking your reading minutes. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as more information becomes available!

Teens Create: Sew a Sloth Ages 12-18

Who doesn’t love sloths? Learn some basic sewing skills and make your own friendly mini sloth friend! This virtual program will be held via Zoom. You must include your email when you sign up. The library will email you a link to participate in the program via Zoom. Families will be notified about when to pick up materials for this program.

SAVE THE DATES: Our End of Summer Celebration will be at Hempfield Park Amphitheater on Thursday August 5! All families of children completing the Summer Reading Challenge will be invited!

Adult Programs: Greenhouse Winery Book Discussion

Every Saturday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Socrates Cafe

Thursday, May 13 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

Socrates Cafes through the summer will be VIRTUAL gatherings where people from varied backgrounds get together and exchange ideas, thoughts, and experiences.

Thursday, June 10 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM


“Educated” by Tara Westover

Times for both to be announced. May 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 Regular Sale May 10, 11, 12, 13, and 15 Bag Sale

Thursday, May 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Ulysses S. Grant in Living History Kenneth J. Serfass, Gunnery Sgt. USMC, retired, provides an overview of Grant’s life in first person. His repertoire includes focused topics on Grant’s battle campaigns, and also his relationships with Lincoln, Lee and most importantly, the Grant family and also the trials of two terms as U.S. President.

August 16, 17, 18, 19, 21 Regular Sale August 23, 24, 25, 26, 28 Bag Sale

Wednesday, May 26 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Book Discussion at the Library “Salt: A World History” by Mark Kurlansky

Now Through May 13th

Picture This at the Library “Reflective Roles” Art Exhibit by Maura Taylor Now Through May 13th


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