WINTER 2020 Community publiCation for Hempfield townsHip & Hempfield area sCHool distriCt 2.
In This Issue 1. Something Fishy at West Hempfield Elementary School 2. Greensburg Hempfield Area Library Programs 3. Hempfield Township Winter Programs
4. 4. Science National Honor Society and 2020 Trees 5. 2 New Trucks for Hempfield Township Fire Department 6. Hempfield Township Launches New Website
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, Chairperson firstname.lastname@example.org John Silvis, Vice-Chairperson email@example.com Tom Logan, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org Robert E. Ritson, Secretary email@example.com R. Douglas Weimer, Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.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: January 1 | April 10
hempfield Township and hempfield Township
Planning Commission – 6:00 pm
Jason M. Winters, Township Manager email@example.com Melanie M. Phillips, Assistant Township Manager & Director of Finance firstname.lastname@example.org Douglas J. Cisco, Director of Public Works email@example.com Anthony J. Kovacic, Township Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Services firstname.lastname@example.org James P. Shaw, Director of Code & Safety email@example.com Aaron K. Siko, Director of Parks & Recreation firstname.lastname@example.org
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Supervisor’s Public Meeting Zoning Hearing Board – 6:00 pm Auditor’s Reorganizational Meeting – 5:00 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, Mr. Bob Reger, Mrs. Pam Gibasiewicz, Dr. Tammy Wolicki, Mr. Wayne Wismar, Dr. Mark Gross, Mr. Mike Alfery
hempfield Area School District Board of Directors Dr. Tony Bompiani, President email@example.com Dr. Scott Learn, Vice-President firstname.lastname@example.org Pam Gibasiewicz, Secretary email@example.com Mike Alfery, Board Member firstname.lastname@example.org Sonya Brajdic, Board Member email@example.com Jennifer Bretz, Board Member firstname.lastname@example.org Diane Ciabattoni, Board Member email@example.com Vince DeAugustine, Board Member firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Jeanne Smith, Board Member email@example.com Paul Ward, Board Member firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Brungo, Solicitor email@example.com
Standing left to right: Mr. Vince DeAugustine, Mr. Paul Ward, Dr. Scott Learn, Dr. Jeanne Smith, Mrs. Sonya Brajdic, Mrs. Jennifer Bretz, Mrs. Diane Ciabattoni, Dr. Tony Bompiani, Mr. Michael Brungo
hempfield Area School District 4347 state Route 136 (724) 834-2590
Greensburg, Pa 15601 www.hasdpa.net
Winter Break - December 23 - January 1 District OďŹƒces Closed: December 24, 25, 26, Jan 1
Area School District Meeting Schedule
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Committee of the Whole
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Dr. Tammy S. Wolicki, Superintendent firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Mark A. Gross, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education email@example.com Dr. Matthew R. Conner, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education firstname.lastname@example.org Wayne J. Wismar, Business Manager email@example.com Robert M. Reger, Director of Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org
Snow Make-Up Days (If Needed) February 17 (#1) April 13 (#2) April 9 (#3) March 16 (#4) 3
Do I need a Permit?
Hempfield Township Department Directory
Permits are required for buildings, sheds, fences, pools, additions, etc. If you are unsure please call our department at 724-834-7232 Ext. 240 for information before you build or install.
724 - 834 -7232
Where do I find permit applications?
Code & Safety...............................x 240 Parks & Recreation ......................x 420 Planning & Zoning .......................x 535 Public Works ................................x 310
All permit applications can be found on our website www.hempfieldtwp.com or at our office.
How can I pay for my permit?
Hempfield Township accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. Credit cards will incur a 2.95% or $2.50 minimum processing fee. We do not accept Discover or American Express cards.
How long will it take to process my permit application?
Zoning permits – up to 15 business days Building permits – up to 30 business days
I received a Violation Notice door hanger, now what?
New Businesses & Construction To Hempfield Township
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.
New projects under permit
n Willi’s Ski Warehouse
n Big Lots
n The Nutty Lady
n DON Services
n Fed Ex – Walmart
n First Choice Home Improvement, LLC
n Allegheny Health Network Neighborhood Hospital
n Jackson Hewitt
n Seventh Sense
n Voice of Westmoreland
n Pheple FCU
n GetGo n Magill Auto
n Giant Eagle – Hempfield Square
n Live Casino
n General Carbide Build 4
n Best Choice Trailer
n Reliant Holding
n Westmoreland Steel and Fabrication
New occupancy permits issued
Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. n These numbers shall contrast with their background. n Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. n Numbers shall be not less than 4 inches (102 mm) in height with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm). n
Door to Door Sales
n Somerset Trust – Westmoreland Mall
Anyone selling goods or services door to door must display a Peddler’s license issued from the Township. Sunday Sales are prohibited.
Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative, uninspected or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, or roadways and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled.
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The 2 new 75 foot Sutphen Aerials will arrive in early December. The trucks were part of the overall commitment to the Hempfield Township Fire Department and its volunteers. The trucks will be housed at the Bovard and Adamsburg Stations.
John M. Storey, Jr. Named as Hempfield Township Deputy Fire Chief Deputy Chief Storey, his wife Kelley, and their dalmatian Halligan reside in Hempfield Township, where John looks forward to continuing to serve his community. For the last sixteen years John has been a firefighter with the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department serving the last seven years as a captain with the department, where he has been able complete more than 1,200 hours’ worth of training as well as earning more than 17 different national certifications including Fire Officer 4 and Emergency Medical Technician. In 2013 Deputy Chief Storey was honored to be named the 2013 “Jack Freeman Firefighter of the Year” for the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department.
At the August 26, 2019 Hempfield Township Supervisor’s Meeting John M. Storey, Jr. was hired as the Deputy Fire Chief for the Hempfield Fire Department. Deputy Chief Storey has been a lifelong Hempfield Township resident graduating from Hempfield Area Senior High School in 1999. Deputy Chief Storey is also a Suppression Instructor for the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy working for several area public safety training centers to help promote safety and education within the fire service. John also volunteers as an Advocate for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation whose mission is to promote safety and training through advanced technologies and dedicated leadership to work to lower instances of firefighter injuries and deaths throughout the country. Deputy Chief Storey will use his experience and resources to continue to improve the level of training for firefighters throughout the Hempfield Fire Department.
As noted in the August 27, 2019 Tribune ReviewArticle, Deputy Chief Storey is extremely humbled to have the opportunity to help build on the foundation that has been laid for the Hempfield fire service. In addition to the typical duties of a deputy fire chief, John will also work diligently to coordinate training aspects of the Hempfield Fire Department to continue to serve the community in a professional and well-trained manner.
State and County Roads in Hempfield Maintained by PennDot and Westmoreland County
Public Works Update Public Works Crews will now be shifting to winter operations. Throughout the winter season crews will operate snow removal equipment over 26 different snow routes. The Township spans over 90 square miles encompassing nearly 300 miles of roadway. On average each snow route covers approximately 12 miles and takes nearly three hours to complete during routine snow removal. Additional time is required for more significant snow events which may require plowing operations. In order to assist with efficient snow removal operations, residents are asked to follow:
The following roadways are not owned or maintained by Hempfield Township:
COUNTY ROADS Maintained by Westmoreland County Department of Parks & Roads: Phone 724-830-3955 Greensburg/Mt. Pleasant Road
Snow Removal Tips
• If snow is expected, move your cars into the driveway • If you are shoveling out the entrance to your driveway, never throw snow directly into the street. Shovel onto the curbstrip or other area of your property • If possible, finish clearing your driveway entrance AFTER the final widening pass by the snow plow. DO NOT throw snow into the street. • If you have to go out during hazardous driving conditions, remember to drive slowly, brake slowly, allow plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front, and watch for sudden obstructions. • Please avoid parking in Cul-de-Sacs to allow snow removal equipment room to operate.
Maintained by PennDot: Phone 724-832-5387
During snow removal operations, it is the policy of Hempfield Township to not replace mailboxes damaged in the course of routine snow removal operations. Throughout the fall and winter season, Public Works Crews will continue routine maintenance projects throughout the Township including catch basin repairs, pipe replacement, right-of-way maintenance and roadway repair. To report a roadway condition on a Township road please call (724) 834-7232, ext. 310 or email at email@example.com.
Penn-High Park Road
Bennetts Dairy Road
Seanor Church Road
Locust Valley Road
Slate Run Road
South Greengate Road
Stone Church Road
Swede Hill Road
Thomas School Road
North Greengate Road
Twin Lakes Park Road
Oakford Park Road
Waltz Mill Road
Old Route 119 (Hunker)
Willow Crossing Road
Although you may be a Hempfield Township resident, you may reside on a roadway maintained by the state or Westmoreland County. Therefore, Hempfield Township does not have any authority on these roads. Should you have concerns regarding state roads, you may also wish to contact your state senators or representatives. The Westmoreland County Commissioners may also be contacted for concerns on county roads. 8
Hempfield Township Launches New Website New Features! • One click Buttons for permits, programs, pavilions and More • report a concern • Agenda center • Meeting and events calendars • Quick links to Facebook, instagram, and Twitter • convenient access to Township Services • Accessible functionality for all users
And... notifyMe™ l NotifyMe™ provides you with the option to choose the information that is important to you. From the Alert Center, to Bid Postings, to Meeting Agendas, NotifyMe(t) will provide you with the updates you want most. It’s your one-stop shop for information about your community! report a concern l Driving down a Township Road and hit a pothole? See a
broken swing on the playground? Use the Report a Concern feature to alert us to potential issues in your neighborhood. Whether accessed on your computer, or on our app, you can describe the issue and expect a timely response from Township staﬀ. It’s just another way that Hempfield Township is working for you! Building permits l Your one click away from getting all the information you
need about residential and commercial building permits! Simply click the button on the home page and be directed to the fee schedule, forms, and FAQ’s for all of your permitting questions. Save time and go online!
Accessing information about hempfield Township has never been easier than with our new mobile app!
parks & recreation l From Pickleball to Pavilion rentals, the Parks & Recreation
button will get you where you need to be! Simply click the button and you will be taken to the Parks homepage. Here you can register for a program, rent a pavilion, find your nearest park, or learn about upcoming events. No matter what you choose, get out and play! 9
Hempfield Park Concert Series
Summer Day Camp June 8th - August 14th A New Theme Each Week! Early Drop-Off & Late Pick-Up Available Resident Registration opens May 4th Non-Resident Registration opens May 11th
June 6th - August 29th Every other Saturday S E R I E S
Look for our full listing of bands and events on our NEW website at hempfieldtwp.org!
2020 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 are as follows: Pavilion Rentals: Residents: Monday, January 6, 2020 Non-Residents: Monday, January 13, 2020 Field Rentals: Monday, March 2, 2020
Program and Event Sponsorships Now Available for 2020!
Parks and Recreation is seeking support in 2020 from individuals, businesses, and community groups! Sponsorships are available for as low as $200. We are seeking your support for the: - Spring Soccer - "Egg" Stravaganza - Concert Series - Summer Day Camp Opportunities - & More! The 2020 Sponsorship Packet is available now on our website, or by contacting our office at 724-834-7232 ext. 144
Have a question for Parks and Recreation? Call us at 724-834-7232 and then the extension that matches your question! Pavilion Rentals, Field Conditions, General Questions .........Ext. 123 Programs, Camps, & Trips......................................................Ext. 125 Sponsorships, Projects, Concerns .........................................Ext. 144 Field Rentals & Special Events...............................................Ext. 210 Drop-In Sports & Athletic Programs........................................Ext. 211
NON-RESIDENT REGISTRATION BEGINS
RESIDENT REGISTRATION BEGINS
Monday, January 6, 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020
Registration begins for all summer 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)
EASY WAYS TO REGISTER
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.
For help with online registration call us at 724-834-7232 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hempfield Parks and Recreation does not accept cash payments or over-the-phone registrations.
Terrific Two’s & Three’s • ages 2 - 3
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
Hempfield Recreation Swimming Program • ages 5 -12 Learn to swim program in conjunction with Kevin Clougherty, Hempfield High school Varsity swim Coach and amy Gong, Hempfield aqua Club Head Coach. this program is designed to oﬀer youth, ages 5 - 12, the opportunity to learn to swim safely, advance their skills, and progress to the next level. all classes will be held at Hempfield High school swimming Pool and will be oﬀered in 8-week session throughout the year. Instructor: Hempfield aqua Club Location: Hempfield High school – swimming Pool Level
Date January 26 – march 15 January 26 – march 15 January 26 – march 15
Time 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Session 1 morning 1 evening 2 morning 2 evening
Fee $65.00 $65.00 $65.00
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
monday monday monday monday
Date January 27march 16 January 27march 16 march 30may 18 march 30may 18
tuesday tuesday tuesday
Time 10:00 am – 11:00 am 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 10:00 am – 11:00 am 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
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
Fun for One • age 1
Date January 28march 17 January 28march 17 march 31may 19 march 31may 19
Pre-School Karate • ages 4 - 5
Session 1 morning 1 evening 2 morning 2 evening
Time 10:00 am – 11:00 am 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 10:00 am – 11:00 am 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
$50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Date January 28 – February 25
Time 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Super Scientist • ages 4 - 5
Tiny Tap & Ballet • ages 4 - 7
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. Parent/ guardian participation required. Instructor: Connie madarish Location: swede Hill activity Center Session 1 2
Date January 29 – Wednesday march 18 april 1 – Wednesday may 20
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
Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Date January 30 – march 19 april 2 – may 21
Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Date January 31 – march 20 april 3 – may 22
Time 10:00 am – 11:00 am 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Fee $50.00 $50.00
Basic skill introduction-Underhand and overhead serves, overhead Passing, setting, Forearm Passing, spiking. For girls and boys who may wish to get involved in the middle school program. Instructor: sheron Watson Location: Hempfield township athletic Complex
Fee $50.00 $50.00
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 activity Center Day
Time 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Volleyball Basics • ages 8 - 14
Music Makers • ages 1 - 3
Date march 5 – april 30 *No class April 2 march 5 – april 30 *No class April 2
Youth & Teen Programs
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 activity Center Day
Play, Play, Play! • ages 2 - 3
Fee $50.00 $50.00
February 4 – march 24
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Minds in Motion: Chemical Creations • ages 7 - 11
GameBots Robotics • ages 7 - 12
Come experience a hands-on world of fun as you conduct a variety of scientific experiments! You will make and take home a wide assortment of doodads and formations that you created all on your own. Learn and discover many diﬀerent scientific concepts in an entertaining and innovative approach. Generate your own growing cube and make a shiny clean penny! make your very own UV bracelet and watch it react to the sun. Learn all about energy and molecules, create a crazy bouncy glob from glue, and some scary green slime! Instructor: minds in motion LLC Location: Hempfield township municipal Building
Calling all gamers! Have a blast creating robotic games all week while learning about robotics. students will learn about gear ration, sensors, programming, and pulleys as they create fun to play games. Whether creating pinball machine, duck hunt or a ring toss game, your child is sure to have fun building, learning, and playing. Instructor: snapology Location: Hempfield township municipal Building
February 6 – February 27
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
7–9 10 – 12
Date march 2 – may 20 march 2 – may 20
Time 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
10 – 13
Date march 3 – april 7 march 3 – april 7
Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Time 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
eureka! Join us for a day of fun invention – based activities with mad science, archimedes and Benjamin Franklin both created devices to make their society function more smoothly. this program puts children on a deserted island on which they must work together to invent a means for collecting food and water, build shelters, bridges, and learn about density. they use the tools at hand to write messages to send in a bottle and witness a volcanic eruption. the children eventually design a boat to escape the island and bring it home. Instructor: mad science Location: Hempfield township municipal Building
encourage your children to escape the winter blues, put down the technology, and come play some fun fitness games at the Hempfield athletic Complex on Friday nights. Fitness games will include dodgeball, kickball, wall ball, whiﬄe ball, nerf gun battles, team building challenges and other fun fitness games that will focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and physical activity. Instructor: Dave Byers Location: Hempfield township athletic Complex Day
Eureka: ShipWrecked! • ages 5 - 12
Tuesday Night Fun and Fitness for Kids • ages 7 - 13
spring has sprung! Join us for a Bugs & Butterflies themed yoga class. Have fun dancing to upbeat music while learning traditional yoga poses. We'll also play games and do a craft. Kids will learn breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for full movement. Bring a yoga mat, if you have one. Don't forget a water bottle! instructor is certified through Kidding around Yoga. Instructor: nicole Hayes Location: Hempfield township municipal Building
Daily fitness games that emphasize fun, sportsmanship, teamwork, competitiveness, and character education. Fitness will focus on improving muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Footwork drills will focus on proper running form, agility drills, speed mechanics, jump training, and core strengthening exercises Focus later in camp will be to apply skills learned in class during various sporting activities throughout spring and summer. Instructor: Dave Byers Location: Hempfield township athletic Complex Day monday & Wednesday monday & Wednesday
Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bugs & Butterflies Yoga • ages 5 - 12
Footwork, Fitness, and Fun • ages 7 - 12
Date march 30 – april 7 *No class March 17
Time 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Karate Kids • ages 6 - 16 Develop coordination and discipline while learning the art of self-defense. Instructor: master tim Copper Location: tC taekwondo- academy 300 Hamilton ave, Greensburg, Pa Day Wednesday
Date march 11 – april 29
Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our charter bus professionals will design an aﬀordable transportation solution for your group’s special event.
An Inside Look at Retirement • ages 18 & older
Adult & Senior Programs
What will your life look like in retirement? the earlier that you determine a strategy for your future, the sooner your goals and dreams for retirement become a reality. Join us to get your retirement plans on the right track Presenter: park Avenue Wealth Management Location: Hempfield township municipal Building
Total Body Workout • ages 18 & older 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: Hempfield township municipal Building Session
Date January 21 – march 3 *No class February 11 march 17 – april 28 *No class Apruil 7
Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Date Time January 27 – march 30 6:30 pm – monday *No class February 24 & March 23 7:45 pm april 6 – June 8 6:30 pm – monday 7:45 pm *No class April 20 & May 25
Fee $35.00 $35.00
Time 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Time 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Certified Professional Coach Kieran m. Diorio in this interactive seminar where participants learn what aCtUaLLY holds them back and propels them forward. Bring your Goals or Resolutions for 2020 and an open mind. if you have ever wondered why you did not follow through on your goals, or keep your resolutions...or if you are feeling "stuck" in making progress- this 2-hour workshop is for you. Your fee also includes a 1 hour, individual, follow up coaching session to check progress and help you stay on track!!!! Presenter: Kieran m. Diorio Location: Hempfield township municipal Building
Fee $45.00 $45.00
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 Date Janurary 29 – march 11 *No class February 12
New Year’s Resolutions? KEEP THEM THIS YEAR! • ages 18 & older
Intro to Pickleball • ages 18 & older
Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
if you are new to apple and want to learn the basics of using your iPad, this class is perfect for you. Learn how to simply navigate through and customize your iPad applications. Please bring your apple iD & Password. the class is intended for those with an iPad 2 and above and using the newest operating system. Wireless internet will be provided. Location: Hempfield township municipal township
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
Getting Started with your iPad • ages 18 & older
Yoga • ages 18 & older
Time 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Protecting Those who Matter Most • ages 18 & older Life insurance can help your loved ones avoid drastic changes in lifestyle in the event of your passing. During retirement, life insurance can be positioned to oﬀer additional tax and estate benefits. Join us to learn how to best position life insurance in your financial future. Instructor: park Avenue Wealth Management Location: Hempfield township municipal Building
Time 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Benefits Available for Veterans & their Dependents • ages 18 & older
Getting Started with your iPhone • ages 18 & older
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
if you are new to apple and want to learn the basics of using your iPhone, this class is perfect for you. Learn how to simply navigate through and customize you iPhone applications. Please bring your apple iD & Password. Wireless internet will be provided. Location: Hempfield township municipal township
Time 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Time 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Managing your Lifestyle
Getting Paid to Talk • ages 18 & older
managing your lifestyle is all about making smart choices. We’ll look at how smart strategies can enhance your lifestyle while at the same time potentially freeing up assets to invest for the long term. Presenter: park Avenue Wealth Management Location: Hempfield township municipal Building
Getting Paid to talk is a 2 ½ hour class designed as an upbeat and realistic assessment of the voice over industry designed specifically for adults. a great class for anyone who has been told they have a good voice; those who use their voices prominently in their occupations; people with musical or theater background; or anyone who is interested in how voiceovers work and how people get started. Presenter: Will Hahn Location: Hempfield township municipal Building
Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Understanding Medicare • ages 18 & older 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 interacts 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 Day
Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Time 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Time 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
estate management is about preserving the assets you’ve spent a lifetime building. Join us to learn fundamental estate management principles to manage your financial and personal aﬀairs during your lifetime and distribute your wealth after death. Presenter: park Avenue Wealth Management Location: Hempfield township municipal Building
Fee Free Free
Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Join our friends at mutual aid in our first of many sessions of the Hempfield Community CPR & First aid Certification courses. the certification will be a classroom style, video-based, instructorled course that teaches adult CPR and aeD use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. this course teaches skills with aHa’s research-proven PracticeWhile-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. Instructor: mutual aid ambulance service Location: Hempfield township municipal Building Date
Principal of Preserving Wealth • ages 18 & older
Hempfield Community CPR & First Aid Certification • ages 18 & older
Travel Lunch Bunch – Senior Program • 55 & older
Trips & Excursions
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.
National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington, D.C. Join us to experience the national Cherry Blossom Festival. enjoy the festivities as you explore on your own the many memorials including the Lincoln and Vietnam memorial, the Washington monument & many more. spend time exploring the smithsonian museums, the national air & space museum, the museum of national History and many more of interest. Bus departs from parking lot behind Petsmart in Hempfield square Plaza. Price includes transportation only. Age: all individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Limit: 20 participants Day saturday
Date march 21
Departure 5:00 am
Return 12:00 am
March Lunch – Cucina Bella – Bridgeville, PA Relaxed eatery with a homey dining room & an outdoor patio serving italian standards. since 2011 Cucina Bella is a BYoB that has been in business since 2011, never losing sight of the ultimate goal: 100% focus on quality. they use only the finest products from the diﬀerent regions of italy as well as locally grown produce. all attendees will order oﬀ the menu and pay on own. Price includes transportation only. Limit: 20 participants Day Wednesday
Departure 6:00 am
Return 8:30 pm
Departure 9:00 am
Return approximately 5:00 pm
Date april 15
Departure 10:30 am
Return 3:00 pm
Breakneck tavern is an american restaurant with influences of southern BBQ and Cajun foods. Breakneck tavern sits along the Breakneck Creek next to the railroad tracks in the valley that was once “nick named” the Breakneck Valley by the railroad companies that delivered goods here many years ago. all attendees will order oﬀ the menu and pay on own. Price includes transportation only. Limit: 20 participants
Join us for a Conservatory tour that will focus on plant collections, their history and the current flower show. Following the enjoyable morning at Phipps, we will have lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Your choice of lunch specials includes Cobb salad, Crusted Chicken Romano, one-half of a Fresh turkey sandwich and a Cup of soup, or anything you’re hungry for from their extensive menu. after lunch you can take some time to shop or browse a few of the stores in the area. sur la table, Rei, Urban outfitters, to name a few. all attendees will order oﬀ the menu and pay on their own. Fee includes transportation and admission to Phipps Conservatory. Bus departs from parking lot behind Petsmart in Hempfield square Plaza Age: all individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Limit: 20 participants Date may 7
May Lunch – Breakneck Tavern – Mars, PA
Phipps Conservatory Tour & Lunch at the Cheesecake Factory – Pittsburgh, PA
Return 3:00 pm
if you’ve never been to Joe’s, you’re in for a treat! enjoy lunch at a beach themed, casual dining restaurant. all attendees will order oﬀ the menu and pay on own. Price includes transportation only. Limit: 20 participants
Learn about the amish Culture in Holmes County, ohio! start your day oﬀ at an authentic amish farm and tour the amish house, barn full of animals, and amish school house. shop at this 50,000 square feet ultra-food market. an all-time favorite in amish Country. no trip would be complete without an authentic amish meal. Bus departs from parking lot behind Petsmart in Hempfield square Plaza. Price includes transportation, tour ticket, and meal. age: all individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Date april 23
Departure 10:30 am
April Lunch – Joe’s Crab Shack – Pittsburgh, PA
Buggy Talk – Holmes County, OH
Date march 11
Date may 13
Departure 10:30 am
Return 3:00 pm
Date With Daddy Dance
Dress is semi-formal and a photographer will be on hand to take pictures. Ages: 4 – 10 location: Hempfield Athletic Complex Date: Saturday, April 18 Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm resident: $25.00 - Adult & Child non-resident: $35.00 - Adult & Child Additional Children $10.00
Saturday, April 4 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Egg Hunt at 11:00 am l Swede Hill Park l Games, Egg Hunt, Prizes, and Appearance by the Easter Bunny l
Free to all Township residents. Registration required. If inclement weather, event will be held in Athletic Complex
Deadline to Register: Friday, March 27
Join us for an elegant evening with your daughter as we transform the Athletic Complex for dancing, refreshments and a memorable time with your daughter. Deadline to register: Friday, April 10
Spring Craft and Vendor Show May 2nd, 2020 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Hempﬁeld Township Athletic Complex 220 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg, PA 15601
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Adult Pick-Up Sports
Recreation Spring Soccer for Boys and Girls Ages 4 to 9
adult team pick-up sports are a great way to stay active. there is no registration or commitment. Just bring your HtaC membership card and $3.00 each time. age: 18+ Location: Hempfield township athletic Complex Fee: HtaC membership and $3.00 at the front desk
Fall/Winter Schedule Soccer: Pickleball:
the Hempfield Recreation soccer League is intended for boys and girls ages 4 – 9. it provides the children the opportunity to learn soccer and play at a recreation level. Age 4 (Under 5) Kindergarten (Under 6) Grades 1 & 2 (Under 8) Grades 3 & 4 (Under 10)
Residents: $45.00 Residents: $45.00 Residents: $65.00 Residents: $65.00
Non-Residents: $55.00 Non-Residents: $55.00 Non-Residents: $75.00 Non-Residents: $75.00
Beginner Pickleball: Volleyball: Basketball:
Uniforms are included and will be given to all participants. all games and practices will be played at Hempfield Park. Registration deadline – Friday, march 13. Games will be every saturday morning from april 11 to may 30. additional practices will only be scheduled for U8 & U10 and will begin the week of april 1. For a complete list of specific dates, times and an overview of the schedule, please check out the website: www.hempfieldtwp.com. Adult coaches needed
Hempfield Women’s Softball League
interested in playing adult women’s slow pitch softball? a 12-game season will be played in June & July on monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm. Fee includes: field usage, playoﬀ umpires fees and game balls. teams are responsible for own uniforms and half of umpire fee for regular season umpire ($15.00). the season will end with a tournament. Deadline to register – Friday, may 8. Please contact us if you are looking for a team to play on. ages: 18+ Location: Hempfield Park & swede Hill Park Date: monday & Wednesday Games – June & July, pending weather time: 6:45 pm Fee: $300.00 per team 8-team max 18
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n Rental Options: • Open Court Time - $3.00 per entry --Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm - For all other times, check our website, follow us on Twitter, or call for schedule. • Full Court Hourly Rentals: - $50.00 per hour per court Monday through Friday - $55.00 per hour per court Saturday and Sunday • Birthday Parties - $125.00 up to 20 children - Includes use of one full size court, variety of sports equipment, and lobby area for 2 hours. • Full building rentals are available, please contact us for more information.
We invite you to visit one of Hempﬁeld Township’s premier facilities featuring a 1/10th of a mile indoor walking track, three multi-purpose athletic courts, concession stand, and lobby area. n Membership Cards: Anyone attending HTAC to use the walking track, open court, participating in Adult Pick-up Sports, or Exercise Classes MUST have a HTAC Membership Card to enter. Cards are available at the complex during business hours and are free to residents or an annual $10.00 fee for non-residents. n Hours of Operation: • Park Oﬃce - Field and Building Rentals - Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm - Closed: January 1; April 10; May 25 • HTAC Summer Hours (April through October): - Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm - Sunday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm • HTAC Winter Hours (November - March) - Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hempfield Area School District Message from the Superintendent Dear Hempfield Area Community:
Dr. Tammy S. Wolicki, Superintendent of Schools
During the recent holidays families were supported with special fundraisers by teachers, staff, and students at all schools. Hempfield Area High School hosted a homeroom collection of food items for a Thanksgiving dinner and Maxwell Elementary provided Thanksgiving meals for families in need. West Hempfield Elementary hosts an annual “Angel Tree” project to provide gifts to families in need. These are only a few examples of the support provided to the children of the district which are generously supported by school staff, families, and students.
The recent holiday season provided an opportunity to reflect and recognize the Hempfield Area community for the generous support of our children. Contributions through local churches, clubs, organizations, and/or participation in fundraising events have provided needed food for the weekend, toiletries, clothing, and much more for students. The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is certainly evident as community members provide much needed support to teachers and staff to fulfill identified needs within and outside of the school day. Your assistance is helping us to provide all children with a safe and healthy environment in which to learn and grow. We are greatly appreciative of these efforts.
Funds to support these areas are generated in a variety of ways. Fundraisers, such as spaghetti dinners, are hosted by staff to purchase food items for the Food-2-Go Programs. These events are often coordinated with local church organizations such the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, New Stanton Church, Saint Pauls, Our Lady of Grace, and the Greensburg Central Catholic Middle and High Schools. The Harrold Zion Lutheran Church and Word of Life Church have supported the Food-2-Go Program for several years through fundraisers which includes a wing cook off, a burger bash, and a golf outing. The PTO’s (Parent & Teacher Organizations) of the elementary schools are greatly supportive as well. The teachers and support staff at all schools also contribute to provide the needed funds and supplies to support these projects.
Several of the schools have “Food-2-Go” programs which provide non-perishable foods for children to take home. Children participating in this program receive a subsidized lunch during the school week, but may not have food for the weekend and holiday breaks. Fort Allen Elementary School started this program four years ago and currently provides backpacks of food for 80 children. Harrold Middle School students support the project by sorting and packing the food. This program has expanded to now include West Hempfield Elementary, West Point Elementary, and Stanwood Elementary. Plans are currently underway for the establishment of a program at Maxwell Elementary as well.
The Hempfield Area School District began a five-year contract with DMJ Transportation Inc. in July 2019 for special runs using minibuses and vans. DMJ awarded the Hempfield Area School District a grant in the amount of $5,000 for special projects, with the stipulation that the funds cannot be included in the general operating budget. Each of the nine schools will receive a portion of this grant for the ongoing support of their efforts in meeting the needs of our students as described above.
Heather Gockel, the mother of two students in the district, contacted West Hempfield Middle School Principal, Ms. Deanna Mikesic, to establish a “caring closet” containing toiletry items for students. Mrs. Gockel uses a Facebook post to solicit donations to maintain products such as deodorant, toothbrushes, and femine products located within a locker room area of the school for students to discreetly take needed items. Other Hempfield Area schools, such as the High School, Harrold Middle School, and Wendover Middle School, have similar areas and include clothing items as well. Mrs. Terri Reiss, High School Counselor and Department Chair, states, “We are deeply appreciative of faculty, administration, and community members who provide the items necessary to meet student needs each year. By building trusting relationships with students who may benefit from these resources, counselors, teachers, administrators, and all school personnel assist with getting these items to those who need them the most.”
Jay Kilpatrick & Jaimie Barron, DMJ Representatives, awarded the $5,000 check to the Hempfield Area School District at their December 4, 2019, school board meeting.
The efforts of the teachers, support staff, families, PTO’s, local churches, organizations, and community members in assuring that all students have food, clothing, and other needed items are greatly appreciated. You are assisting the HASD in fulfilling our mission which reads as follows: “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.” Thank you so much for supporting the Hempfield Area School District. Sincerely, Dr. Tammy S. Wolicki Superintendent of Schools 21
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Science National Honor Society and 2020 Trees The Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is a high school organization that ranges from 100 - 120 members each school year and works with other organizations in the district and community to support the STEM fields through education and growth. The students host events such as campus cleanups before homecoming and prom, offer CPR training and lectures for the health sciences, promote technology and engineering, and encourage science education by teaming up with elementary and preschool students. The Science National Honor Society has an ambitious goal for 2020: to plant 2020 trees throughout the school district and community. This idea bloomed from a desire of the student officers and their sponsor, Mr. Douglas Cook, to unite the community and bring purpose to students. It is being presented to students and supporters in three aspects:
Dates: April 2, 3, 4 All shows 7:00 PM Matinee on Saturday, April 4 @ 2:00 PM
1. Students may plant trees to provide a larger purpose to life. Watching a tree grow larger, just as an individual matures, offers a sense of purpose and a promise to look forward. 2. Trees make a perfect memorial. Planting a tree in remembrance allows students a thoughtful and unique way to express sympathy and condolences for the loss of friends and loved ones. 3. Planting trees is a way everyone can take part in saving the environment. Over the recent years, the effects of climate change have become clear, and planting trees allows young people to support and save the earth. SNHS began by getting in contact with local and national organizations for support and donations, and is now turning toward the community as well. They are asking for locations to plant and advice from any other tree enthusiasts. Specifically, they need large areas in which they would be able to plant a lot of trees and information on the best suited species of trees for said locations. For further inquiries, helpful information, or to donate to this worthy project, please contact the SNHS at HempfieldSNHS@hasdpa.net
Hempfield Area School District Something Fishy is Going on at West Hempfield Elementary School! The program has already provided numerous opportunities for the students to experience real-world lessons. A few lesson topics the West Hempfield Elementary students have already experienced include: erosion as it affects aquatic habitats, pollution, natural adaptations such as mimicry and camouflage, reproduction and species, survival of the fittest, water conservation efforts, and water cycles. The students have taken roles in maintaining their fish including the cleaning of the tank, water balance levels, and daily feeding.
Much to the delight of all the students at West Hempfield Elementary School, Mr. Matt Clark has started a Trout In the Classroom program. Mr. Clark, the building’s art teacher, successfully obtained grant funds from both a First Energy STEM grant and the Hempfield Area Foundation Funds to help launch the program. The Pennsylvania Trout In the Classroom (TIC) is an interdisciplinary program in which students learn about current and past impacts, management, protection and enhancement opportunities of PA’s coldwater resources, while raising trout in the classroom. The TIC program is unique as it has schoolwide applications in environment and ecology, science, mathematics, social studies, language and fine arts, and physical education.
As the school year progresses and the trout reach proper maturity, Mr. Clark has made arrangements to collaborate with the Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited Chapter at the Loyalhanna Nature Trail in Ligonier. They will assist West Hempfield Elementary students in the culminating event of the program, releasing the trout! When the raised trout depart for our local streams, we expect it will be a sad day at West Hempfield Elementary because our students certainly have become hooked on them!
West Hempfield Elementary received 350 rainbow trout eggs at the beginning of October 2019 after the tank and other miscellaneous supplies were obtained. The eggs hatched and have progressed quickly. The trout have generated lots of excitement for the students and faculty at West Hempfield Elementary.
Hempfield Area School District Meet our Newly Elected Board Members On December 4, 2019, six people were sworn into office as Board of School Directors to serve the residents and students of Hempfield Area School District. Mr. Mike Alfery, Dr. Tony Bompiani, Mrs. Jennifer Bretz, Mr. Vince DeAugustine, and Dr. Jeanne Smith were elected to serve for the next four years. Mr. Paul Ward was elected to serve the remaining two years of Chris Rossman’s term after he resigned due to a job relocation. First elected in 2011, Dr. Jeanne Smith is starting her third term in office. Jeanne has previously served as the Vice-President of the School Board and takes an active role in chairing the Policy Committee. She participates on the Technology, Discipline, and Lesson Plan Committees as well as the Literacy Task Force of the Comprehensive Plan. Jeanne is President of the Hempfield Area School District Foundation Funds and the Greensburg/Hempfield Area Library. “I look forward to working together with the newly elected and sitting board members on continuing to balance limited funds with district-wide needs, provide a safe and secure learning and working environment, manage and meet the academic and emotional needs of our students, attract and maintain excellent and diverse educators and administrators, implement our district-wide strategic plan to guide our work for the coming years, and focus efforts on renovating or rebuilding a new high school.” Paul Ward was elected to the School Board in 2015 and served a four-year term which expired in December 2019. He has been an active member sitting on the Policy, Supplemental, and Athletic Committees. Paul originally was not going to seek reelection, but decided to run after learning the vacant position would be a twoyear term. When asked about continuing his seat for another two years, Paul responded, “I am honored by the support that I received in my effort to continue serving on the Hempfield Area School Board. I am driven to continue bringing a practical, common sense perspective to the board and look forward to working with the new members who joined the board in December. While the board deals with a lot of issues, I will assure that academic excellence is the primary focus for the board and the school district overall. As I continue on the board, I want to make sure that Hempfield students are more prepared than ever before to contribute to society and be leaders in life upon graduation.”
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Mike Alfery, a first-time member of the school board, had a 4-month head start sitting on the board as he was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Chris Rossman in July 2019. The vacancy ran through December 2019. Mike is a Regional Sales Manager at C.A. Curtze Company. He and his wife, Lisa, have three children, Kailey (Marc) Lubline, Courtney, and Eric, all graduates of Hempfield Area School District. Mike and Lisa most enjoy keeping busy with their three grandchildren, Ellie, Charlotte and Ezra. When they aren’t doing that, they get together with great friends to take in anything the area has to offer. “I am most looking forward to being a voice on the board for the students, personnel, and residents of this great district. Hail Hempfield.”
Jennifer Bretz is employed by Stanton Hospitality Group in Sales and Guest Relations and is Westmoreland County's Community Outreach Coordinator for Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work. Jennifer and her husband of twenty-five years, Bill, have four children, Brandon, Derek, Gabrielle, and Alexandra. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with several nonprofit organizations. “I look forward to continuing the evolution of our vocational training programs that provide students with opportunities to develop marketable skills that are in demand in the workforce.”
Dr. Tony Bompiani is a chiropractor and owner of Bompiani Chiropractic Clinic in Youngwood. Serving on the School Board is not new for Tony as he was elected in 1995 and sat on the board for twelve years. He served on many HASD committees during his tenure, and most recently on the Hempfield Area Foundation Funds. Tony was elected by his fellow board members to serve as President for 2020. Tony and his wife, Renee, have three children, Brooke, Anthony, and Luca, and eight grandchildren, five who attend Hempfield Area School District. “I am excited to become involved in our children’s education. They are our only legacy that matters when we’re called home and I want to be able to help them realize their dreams as they grow into productive adults.”
Vince DeAugustine, Owner/ President of Manor Valley Golf Course, graduated from Hempfield Area School District, coached the Hempfield Area wrestling team for sixteen years, and is now one of our newest school board members. Vince and his girlfriend, Chelcea, are the proud parents of 6-month old Gia Nichole. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and coaching the wrestling team at Norwin Area School District. “I am looking forward to giving back to the district and serving the people of Hempfield Township. When we work TOGETHER towards a common goal, Hempfield will be a great place!” We welcome these members to the school board and appreciate their volunteerism. Serving in the capacity of a school board member requires dedication of numerous hours in attending meetings. The students, staff, and community benefit from their commitment in fulfilling the mission of the Hempfield Area School District.
HASD 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.
The Hempfield Area School District is accepting applications for the following substitute positions: Substitute Teachers ..............................................................$100.00/day Substitute Secretaries ..................$8.50/hour Substitute Nurses (RN or LPN certification required) ......$100.00/day Substitute Paraprofessionals......$9.00/hour Substitute Custodians ..........................................................$10.00/hour Substitute Building Aides ............$7.25/hour Please visit www.hasdpa.net>Our_District>Human_Resources for more information about required clearances and how to apply. 24
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Who: Hempﬁeld Area School District Residents 65 and over When: Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM Where: Hempﬁeld Area High School Field House Cost: $10/Person
Registration Form and Payment Due no later than, March 20, 2020. Tickets will be mailed no later than the week of April 1, 2020. Any questions, please contact Natalie Fetterman (724) 834-9000 (ext. 2658)
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The following is a sampling of the FREE programs at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library. For more events, please visit www.ghal.org. Advanced registration is required for most programs. Please register online at www.ghal.org using the Event Calendar or by calling 724-837-5620. Programs made possible with funding through: Library Services and Technology Act Grant, Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Library, Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance Grant and the United Way. Our popular regular programs 3 - 5 Year Old Story Hour, Baby Lapsit, Read to Kaya’s Friends, Story Time for Twos, and Tot Time are also happening.
Children’s and teen Programs: Saturdays, Jan. 11 - May 9, from 10:00 to 10:30am
Party on Sesame Street (age 2 years) Come have fun with stories, songs and crafts with our Sesame Street friends!
Saturdays, Feb. 8 and April 11, 2:00pm
Block Party (ages 3 to 6 years)
Play with our huge collection of blocks. No registration, siblings of all ages welcome!
Wednesday, February 12, 6:00pm
Maze Adventure (ages 6 to 8 years)
Navigate through different mazes and practice basic coding using Bee Bots.
Mondays, Jan. 13 - May 11, from 6:00 – 7:30pm
Middle School Maker Mondays (ages 11 to 14 years)
Experiment with Tinker Kits – Snap Circuits, Paper Circuits, stop-motion animation, sewing circuits to add LED lights to fabric.
Mondays, Jan. 27 - May 27, from 6:00 – 7:30pm
Read to Succeed: Preschool Edition (ages 4 to 5 years)
Preschoolers will be taught by a local kindergarten teacher skills needed for their future kindergarten success!
Wednesdays, Jan. 28 – May 26, from 6:00 – 7:30pm
Kids Create (ages 6 to 10 years)
Create with fiber art, watercolors, recycled art with friends and snacks!
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2:00pm
Play-K: All Aboard (ages 4 to 5 years)
“Cruise into Kindergarten” with group play. A parent or caregiver is expected to stay and participate.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:00am
Hug A Tree: a Search and Rescue Dogs program (ages 5 to 11 years)
Learn from K9 handler Kathy Otruba of Lower Kiski Search and Rescue and 2 rescue dogs what to do dogs to come and find you if you get lost or separated from your grownups.
Saturday, Feb. 29, 9:00am
Annual Chess Tournament
Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both divisions. Junior Division: K – 4th grades | Senior Division: 5th – 8th grades
Adult Programs: Monday, Jan. 13 - Saturday, Feb. 15
GHAL Board Art and Craft Display
Members of the library board will exhibit their art and craft pieces. Opening reception night will be announced at a later date.
Thursday, March 12, from 6:00 – 8:00
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Jan. 22: Potluck Feb. 26: Sweet Treats Mar. 25: International Apr. 22: Fruit Wednesday Feb. 5 - 10
Used Book Sale
Wednesday and Thursday: Regular sale from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Monday: $5 bag sale from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Mar. 18, from 6:30 - 7:30
UPG Author Visit – Lindsay Barrett George (ages 3 to 5 years)
Caregivers and their children will be guided through some pre-writing and art activities, book reading and a free book to take home!
Saturday, Apr. 18, from 6:00 - 7:00pm
Play-K: My Colorful World (ages 4 to 5 years) “Cruise into Kindergarten” with group play. A parent or caregiver is expected to stay and participate.
Youngwood Book Clubs
Monday, Jan. 13 at 6:00pm Filthy Rich by James Patterson
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Monday, Feb. 10 at 6:00pm Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich Wednesday, April 22, from 1:00 – 3:00
Cooks and Books
Celebrate Seuss with games, songs, balloon and free cake! Preregistration not necessary.
Adult Book Discussions
Wednesdays, Jan. 22 - Apr., from 6:00 - 7:00pm Explore new chefs and cuisines while sharing laughs with new friends over food prepared by our group.
Monday, Mar. 2, from 6:00 - 7:30pm
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party (all ages)
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Tuesday, March 24
Monday, March 9, at 6:00pm Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
One Book One Westmoreland Book Discussion One Book, One Westmoreland connects communities in Westmoreland County while promoting literacy by asking every Westmoreland County resident to read the same book and engage in discussions throughout the county. The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
Monday, April 13th at 6:00pm Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate Thursday, March 12 at 6:00pm
Dishes from Around the World
Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling For the most current news about our Recycling Center, or questions about our other programs, visit the website, westmorelandcleanways.org, email email@example.com or call 724-879-4020. Christmas Tree-cycling
Registration for the Great American Cleanup of PA begins mid-January. Visit www.gacofpa.org to find out more information, or to register your cleanup event or beautification project. When it's time for your cleanup, pick up your cleanup supplies (gloves, trash bags, safety signs) from Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling. Let's help Keep Westmoreland County Beautiful!
While Christmas trees are growing, they absorb carbon dioxide and other gases while releasing oxygen. They also stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife. After the holidays, the environmental benefits of a live Christmas tree can continue by dropping your tree off for recycling. Hempfield Township Public Works Department chips the trees for mulch, which is used throughout the park for beautification. The chips then decompose into valuable humus, nourishing and renewing the soil.
MedReturn Drug Take-Back Program The following are a few of the drop off sites within Westmoreland County. For a complete list, visit https://apps.ddap.pa.gov/ GetHelpNow/PillDrop.aspx : City of Greensburg PD ...............................................724-838-4324 Irwin PD ......................................................................724-864-3103 City of Latrobe PD ......................................................724-537-5526 Latrobe Area Hospital/Excela Health..........................724-832-4000 Outpatient Registration Walkway, West 2nd Ave. Mt. Pleasant Borough PD ...........................................724-547-7210 Penn Township PD......................................................724-863-1119 Wmd. County Park Police...........................................724-830-3469
Live Undecorated Christmas trees can be dropped off at: l The empty lot, across route 136 from Hempfield Highschool, formerly the location of the tennis courts- Look for the signs l December 26, 2019 through January 25, 2020. l Do not leave the tree in bags or wrappings. l Be sure that all lights and ornaments have been removed from the tree. *** Do NOT Take Christmas Trees to Hempfield Park *** Other convenient drop-off locations are also available throughout Westmoreland County. Give us a call or check out our website at www.westmoreland cleanways.org for a complete list of locations and dates.
Preparing items for disposal at a MedReturn location • All pharmaceutical drugs to be disposed must be in a sealed container such as the original container or a zip-lock bag. They cannot be put into the MedReturn box loose. • Liquid pharmaceuticals should remain in the original container. • Personal information should be removed or blotted out with a permanent marker.
Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center Acceptable items include Electronics, Cardboard/Paper, Scrap Metal, Fluorescent Tubes, Freon Appliances and Tires. The Center is open: Monday: Noon-5pm; Wednesday: 8am-1pm; Friday: 8am-1pm; 2nd Saturday of each month from 8:30-Noon.
Items Accepted** • Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, liquids, creams, ointments • Tablets and capsules • Pet medicines
Plastic bags can be recycled, but there is a right and wrong way to do so. To recycle plastic bags, drop them off at grocery store “plastic bag” drop off bins. These retailers send the plastic to specialized recyclers, who use the material in products such as composite decking. On the other hand, plastic bags should NOT be placed in curbside recycling bins, this includes any type of bag, all colors, and both empty bags or bags with recyclables in them. While separating the curbside recyclables at the Material Recovery Facility, plastic bags get tangled in the recycling machinery. Every few hours the facility must shut down to untangle these bags. Thus, adding an unnecessary cost to the recycling process and extra maintenance that increases safety risks to workers. Help keep the costs of recycling down, and protect the workers, by Recycling Right!
Items NOT Accepted** • Intravenous solutions • Injectables, syringes, and needles (i.e. EpiPens)* These items should be taken to a health care professional's office or to a hospital for proper disposal. • Hydrogen peroxide • Compressed cylinders or aerosols (e.g., asthma inhalers) • Iodine-containing medications • Thermometers • Alcohol & illegal drugs (i.e. marijuana, heroin, LSD, etc.)
The Great American Cleanup of PA – March 1 through May 31.
**Please check with your drop off location for a complete list of items accepted or not accepted.
Every Spring, March 1st – May 31st Pennsylvanians across the state and Americans across the Country participate in the Great America Cleanup. This year join the movement and help beautify our local community. Please consider organizing an event or participating in an event by cleaning up litter and trash along roadsides, streams, parks, forests and neighborhoods. Volunteers with a green thumb may want to consider a project to create or enhance green areas.
Educational Presentations: Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling offers free educational programs for classrooms, youth groups, and adult groups. Presentations focus on recycling, waste reduction, and litter awareness. Visit our website for a complete list of presentation topics or call the office for more information. 27
HEMPFIELD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 4347 Route 136 Greensburg, PA 15601
NON PROFIT U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #88 GREENSBURG, PA
HEMPFIELD AREA HIGH SCHOOL 2019-2020 GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL DATE NOV. 23 DEC. 2 DEC. 6-7
OPPONENT BELLE VERNON BUTLER (SCRIM) GREENSBURG SALEM TIP OFF TOURNAMENT DEC. 11 BETHEL PARK* DEC. 16 MT LEBANON* DEC. 19 CANON MCMILLAN* DEC. 27-28 CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT JAN. 2 UPPER ST CLAIR* JAN. 6 PETERS TWP* JAN. 9 BALDWIN* JAN. 10 GATEWAY JAN. 13 CONNELLSVILLE* JAN. 16 BETHEL PARK* JAN. 20 MT LEBANON* JAN. 23 CANON MCMILLAN* JAN. 26 SETON HILL SHOOTOUT JAN. 27 UPPER ST CLAIR* JAN. 28 PENN TRAFFORD JAN. 30 PETERS TWP* FEB. 3 BALDWIN FEB. 6 CONNELLSVILLE* FEB. 8 GREATER LATROBE *DENOTES LEAGUE EVENT
2019-2020 BOYS’ VARSITY BOWLING
SITE AWAY HOME AWAY
TIME 10AM 6:00 TBA
AWAY HOME AWAY HOME HOME HOME HOME AWAY AWAY HOME AWAY HOME SETON HILL UNIVERSITY HOME HOME AWAY AWAY HOME HOME
7:30 7:30 7:30 TBA 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 2:00 7:30 6:00 2:30 7:30 7:30 TBA
2019-2020 BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL DATE DEC. 6-7 DEC. 9 DEC. 11 DEC. 14 DEC. 17 DEC. 20 DEC. 21 DEC. 27-28
OPPONENT SITE HEMPFIELD TIP OFF TOURNAMENT HOME
UNIONTOWN HOLLIDAYSBURG WCCA SHOWCASE BETHEL PARK NORWIN* WOODLAND HILLS GREENSBURG SALEM CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT JAN. 3 FOX CHAPEL* JAN. 7 PENN TRAFFORD* JAN. 10 CONNELLSVILLE* JAN. 14 GREATER LATROBE* JAN. 17 PETERS TWP JAN. 21 NORWIN* JAN. 24 FOX CHAPEL* JAN. 28 PENN TRAFFORD* JAN. 31 CONNELLSVILLE* FEB. 4 NORTH HILLS* FEB. 7 GREATER LATROBE* FEB. 10 CANON MCMILLAN* *DENOTES LEAGUE EVENT
2019-2020 VARSITY WRESTLING
AWAY AWAY HOME HOME AWAY HOME AWAY
TIME 4:00/8:30/ 12:30/5:00 7:30 7:30 12:00 7:30 7:30 3:30 6:30/4:30
HOME AWAY HOME AWAY HOME HOME AWAY HOME AWAY AWAY HOME AWAY
7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30
DATE OPPONENT DEC. 4 YOUGH* DEC. 6 GBG CENTRAL CATHOLIC* DEC. 11 GREENSBURG SALEM* DEC. 18 PENN TRAFFORD* JAN. 3 GREATER LATROBE* JAN. 8 YOUGH* JAN. 15 GBG CENTRAL CATHOLIC* JAN. 22 GREENSBURG SALEM* JAN. 29 PENN TRAFFORD* FEB. 5 GREATER LATROBE* +HOME SITE IS HILLVIEW LANES *DENOTES LEAGUE EVENT
SITE HOME+ HILLVIEW LANES HOME+ HOME+ LINCOLN LANES HERMINIE VFW HOME MAIN BOWLING ALLEY BOWL ARENA HOME+
TIME 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:00 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30
2019-2020 GIRLS’ VARSITY BOWLING DATE OPPONENT DEC. 4 YOUGH DEC. 6 GBG CENTRAL CATHOLIC* DEC. 11 GREENSBURG SALEM* DEC. 18 PENN TRAFFORD* JAN. 3 GREATER LATROBE* JAN. 8 YOUGH* JAN. 15 GBG CENTRAL CATHOLIC* JAN. 22 GREENSBURG SALEM* JAN. 29 PENN TRAFFORD* FEB. 5 GREATER LATROBE* +HOME SITE IS HILLVIEW LANES *DENOTES LEAGUE EVENT
SITE HOME+ HILLVIEW LANES HOME+ HOME+ LINCOLN LANES HERMINIE VFW HOME+ MAIN BOWLING ALLEY BOWL ARENA HOME+
TIME 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30
2019-2020 BOYS’/GIRLS’ VARSITY RIFLE DATE DEC. 5 DEC. 10 DEC. 17 DEC.. 19 JAN. 2 JAN. 7
OPPONENT AVELLA AREA BETHEL PARK WASHINGTON TRINITY BUTLER* ARMSTRONG
JAN. 9 JAN. 14 JAN. 16 JAN. 21 JAN. 23 JAN. 28 JAN. 30 FEB. 4 FEB. 11
INDIANA* PENN TRAFFORD PLUM* BUTLER* ARMSTRONG INDIANA* PENN TRAFFORD* PLUM* WPIAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
WPIAL INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS +HOME SITE IS KEYSTONE ROD AND GUN *DENOTES LEAGUE EVENT
SITE FRAZIER SIMPLEX AWAY HOME+ HOME+ HOME+ NORTH BUFFALO SPORTSMANS CLUB HOME+ MURRYSVILLE GUN CLUB HOME+ AWAY HOME+ AWAY HOME+ AWAY DORMONT/MT LEBANON SPORTSMANS CLUB DORMONT/MT LEBANON SPORTSMANS CLUB
TIME 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30
DATE OPPONENT DEC. 7 HAMPTON DUALS DEC. 11 GATEWAY* MOON DUALS DEC. 14 DEC. 18 GREATER LATROBE* DEC. 27-28 POWERADE TOURNAMENT JAN. 6 PENN HILLS* JAN. 8 WOODLAND HILLS* GREENSBURG SALEM* JAN. 15 JAN. 18-19 ESCAPE THE ROCK JAN. 22 TEAM SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP WPIAL TEAM TOURNAMENT JAN. 29 FEB. 11 TRINITY FEB. 22 WPIAL INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS FEB. 28-29 REGIONALS MAR. 5-7 PIAA CHAMPIONSHIP *DENOTES LEAGUE EVENT
SITE AWAY HOME AWAY AWAY CANON MCMILLAN HOME AWAY AWAY COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH TBA TBA AWAY TBA TBA HERSHEY
TIME TBA 7:00 7AM 7:00 7AM/8:30AM 7:00 7:00 7:00 TBA TBA TBA 7:00 TBA TBA TBA
2019-2020 BOYS’ VARSITY SWIMMING DATE OPPONENT DEC. 12 DERRY AREA DEC. 17 GATEWAY DEC. 19 FRANKLIN REGIONAL JAN. 2 PENN TRAFFORD* JAN. 6 GREENSBURG SALEM JAN. 9 NORWIN* JAN. 14 MT PLEASANT JAN. 23 ARMSTRONG* JAN. 30 CONNELLSVILLE FEB. 6 KISKI AREA* FEB. 13 GREATER LATROBE* *DENOTES LEAGUE EVENT
SITE HOME AWAY AWAY HOME HOME AWAY HOME HOME AWAY HOME AWAY
TIME 6:00 6:00 5:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00
2019-2020 GIRLS’ VARSITY SWIMMING DATE OPPONENT DEC. 12 DERRY AREA DEC. 17 GATEWAY DEC. 19 FRANKLIN REGIONAL JAN. 2 PENN TRAFFORD* JAN. 6 GREENSBURG SALEM JAN. 9 NORWIN* JAN. 14 MT PLEASANT JAN. 23 ARMSTRONG* JAN. 30 CONNELLSVILLE FEB. 6 KISKI AREA* FEB. 13 GREATER LATROBE* *DENOTES LEAGUE EVENT
SITE HOME AWAY AWAY HOME HOME AWAY HOME HOME AWAY HOME AWAY
TIME 6:00 6:00 5:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00
2020 BOYS’/GIRLS’ VARSITY INDOOR TRACK 3:30 4:00 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 11AM
DATE JAN. 4 JAN. 11 JAN. 18 JAN. 24 FEB. 8 FEB. 15 FEB. 22 MAR. 1
ALL SCHeduLeS SuBjeCT To CHAnge. ReFeR To WeBSiTe.
OPPONENT TSTCA #1 TSTCA #2 TSTCA #3 TSTCA MEET TSTCA #4 TSTCA MEET TSTCA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
SITE EDINBORO UNIVERSITY EDINBORO UNIVERSITY EDINBORO UNIVERSITY EDINBORO UNIVERSITY EDINBORO UNIVERSITY EDINBORO UNIVERSITY EDINBORO UNIVERSITY PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
TIME 10:30AM 10:30AM 10:30AM TBA 10:30AM 10:30AM 10:30AM 10AM
Check out the Winter 2020 edition of Headlining Hempfield. This edition covers January to April.