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5. In This Issue 1. Summer Day Camp 2020 2. Hempfield Township Summer Sports Camps 3. Greensburg Hempfield Area Children’s and Teen’s Programs

4. Katie Miller Gee 2021 WPIAL Hall of Fame Inductees 5. Hempfield Area School District School Picnic 6. 2020 Paving Projects


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 R. Douglas Weimer, Vice-Chairman Tom Logan, Treasurer Robert E. Ritson, Assistant Secretary John Silvis, Supervisor

Hempfield Township 1132 Woodward Drive | Greensburg, PA 15601-9310 724-834-7232 | Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Township Offices Closed: May 25 | July 3 | September 7

Hempfield Township and Hempfield Township

Township Staff

Planning Commission – 6:00 pm

Jason M. Winters, Township Manager Douglas J. Cisco, Director of Public Works Patrick L. Karnash, Director of Planning & Zoning Anthony J. Kovacic, Township Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Services Melanie M. Phillips, Director of Finance James P. Shaw, Director of Code & Safety Aaron K. Siko, Director of Parks & Recreation

Public Safety Task Force Supervisors’ Public Work Session 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, 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 Dr. Scott Learn, Vice-President Pam Gibasiewicz, Secretary Mike Alfery, Board Member Sonya Brajdic, Board Member Jennifer Bretz, Board Member Diane Ciabattoni, Board Member Vince DeAugustine, Board Member Dr. Jeanne Smith, Board Member Paul Ward, Board Member Michael Brungo, Solicitor

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

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Dr. Tammy S. Wolicki, Superintendent Dr. Mark A. Gross, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dr. Matthew R. Conner, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Wayne J. Wismar, Business Manager Robert M. Reger, Director of Human Resources

Last Day of School May 29


A Message from the Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors: Since the beginning of March, we as a community have been dealing with the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During this time, we have strived to keep the community informed, and to remain accessible to you. This is a global health crisis that truly hits home. The Township continues to operate with safeguards in place. We have closed our buildings to guests, but our staff is always available by phone or e-mail. We have distanced ourselves, spreading township employees across multiple work places to keep our staff safe and our community moving forward. We have closed our playgrounds, and cancelled events, but our parks remain open and we encourage safe use. We continue to maintain our roads, improve our infrastructure, and clean up when storms roll through. The Hempfield Fire Department continues to respond to emergencies, but our fireman’s safety is always our top priority. Our staff and volunteers are still working, and we are ready to serve you. Hempfield Township continues to plan for the future. We are planning for sports programs, summer concerts, and special events for our community. We are moving forward with $1.3 million in paving projects to improve our roads. We are accepting plans for new homes and businesses to begin building when restrictions are lifted. Though there is much uncertainty right now, Hempfield is open for business. Together, we can support each other and our local businesses to keep the future bright for Hempfield Township. Sincerely, Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors

For continuous updates and information on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our website at 4

To T o Our Our Community Community We’re all in this toge ether. How many times have e you heard that said in the past p months? Typically, it’s fter bein used right aft ng advised to keep a proper distance . . . alone . . . but to ogether.r. While those two ideas may seem at odds with each other we’re making it work and you’re making a difference. m We thank you for being a part of our extended healthcare team. The support of our community has been significant, touching and truly appreciated. Individuals, groups, businesses large and small and community organizations have stepped in voluntarily to provide support to our caregivers. Innovative ways have been found to ensure we have masks, gowns, face shields and more. Meals have been sent and monetary donations made to our Pandemic Response Fund from throughout Westmorland County. Creative signs of support have popped up in front of our hospitals. So much good is coming as result of something that’s so bad. More importantly you have maintained the safe practices we’re all been asked to adhere to. And you might be asking yourself, “Is any of this making a difference?”. The answer is YES! Together we have kept the spread of the virus low in Westmoreland County relative to other areas of the state. Yes, it is difficult to be away from friends and family but this is NOT the time for us to take our collective feet off of the brake pedal. Now is the time for us to double down and be even more vigilant with our social distancing efforts. We must maintain a longer period of social distancing. It is hard, but we can do it together. We are stronger together. So, in that togetherness, please:

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STAY HOME. When you do have to go out, make your trips intentional and short. Do not congregate. Maintain a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and others, even farther away if you are ill. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue that you discard immediately or with your elbow. Vigorously wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds OR use an alcohol-based sanitizer. Wear a cloth mask when you are out of the house and around others.

We understand that some of you are frightened. It is important that you remember that while more people will become infected, the vast majority of them will be able to recover to full health. And when we do recover, it will be important to continue abiding by public health recommendations. The world will look, feel and work differently over the next few months but we will adapt. We must continue to work together as a community. We must look out for one another.. We must not let fear overcome taking rational measures to protect our safety. Carol Carol J. J. Fox, Fox, MD, MD, FAAFP FA AAFP Senior VP/Chief Medical Officer

St Stay ay Home | St Stay ay Healthy Healthy | Stay Stay Informed Visit www for the most up-to-date information


Did you know?

I received a Violation Notice door hanger, now what?

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

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 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.

Premises identification.

Are you ready for an emergency?

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).

Please go to for more information on planning ahead for disasters.

Residential Burning Regulations:

• 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.

Door to Door Sales

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

Junk Vehicles

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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Do I need a Permit?

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.

Where do I find permit applications?

All permit applications can be found on our website or at our office.


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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.

10% discounnt on graduate business or educ ucation programs for those who live or work in Westmoreland County

Office of Graduate andd Continuing tin g Education 724-805-2933

How long will it take to process my permit application? Zoning permits – up to 15 business days Building permits – up to 30 business days










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Summer Tickets Local amusement parks and area attractions Baltimore Aquarium Adult (12 & over) Child (3-11) Hersheypark Adult (9-54) Child (3-8) Senior (55+) Early Adult (Valid any day 5/3 – 6/30) Early Junior (Valid any day 5/3 – 6/30)

New Businesses & Construction To Hempfield Township

new projects under permit

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park All Day Fun Pass

n General Carbide

n CarCare Expansion

n Comcast

n Somerset Trust

n Smail Expansion

Idlewild and Soak Zone Age 3 and over

new occupancy permits issued

Kennywood Ages 3 and over

n Down to Earth Community Homes

n Greenhouse Winery

Pittsburgh Zoo Ages 2 and older

n Safelite Auto

n RHJ Medical Clinic

n Achieving True Self

n Reliant Holding

Sandcastle Ages 2 and older

n 3 Square Self Pay Market

n Uniq Nail

n Mountain View Senior Living

• For a complete list of tickets, prices, and dates tickets will be sold, please check out the department’s website at • Ticket supplies are limited. No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final • Tickets can be purchased at both the main office and the Athletic Complex. • Check and Credit Card only.

PARKS & RECREATION SEASONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE Throughout the year, Hempfield Township Parks & Recreation seeks individuals to fill part-time/seasonal positions. Please check the Employment page on the Hempfield Township website ( for current positions available and more details on each position. HTAC Facility Assistant HTAC Facility Attendant Park Attendant Park Maintenance Assistant For more information on the above positions, including application deadlines, please check out our website. Applications are available at the Main Office located at the Hempfield Township Municipal Building, the Park Office located at the Hempfield Township Park & Athletic Complex, or online.

2020 Hempfield Township Pavilion & Field Rentals

Fee listed for all activities is for Township Residents. An additional $10.00 will be added for all Non-Residents.

Hempfield Township Parks & Recreation facilities and parks rental requests for all pavilions and fields at Hempfield Park and Swede Hill Park for 2020 season. 7

Stay Connected Through Hempfield Township’s Website 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 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 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!


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!

accessing information about Hempfield Township has never been easier than with our new mobile app!


With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 social distancing and large gathering guidance, Hempfield cannot guarantee that any concert will be held as scheduled. Please check the Hempfield Township website and Facebook pages often for updates!


Summer Concert Dates n June 20 n July 18 n August 1

Bands to be announced in May!

Free to Park, Free to Attend Concerts Start at 6:00 pm Lawn Seating, Bring a chair or blankets Concessions Available Pets must be leashed at all times

Kidz Fest

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n Saturday, July 25 n 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm n Face painting, balloon artists, performances, and more! n Preregistration required n Free to Attend!

June 12: Frozen II July 10: Onward August 7: Abominable Movies Begin at Dusk

(Approximately 8:45 pm)

n Free to Attend!

Sponsors Wanted! E-mail for more information.

Harrisburg: 717-612-9880 Fayette: 724-323-8020 Pittsburgh: 724-935-8188

Indiana: 724-471-2246 Washington: 724-249-2603 Ft. Myers: 239-776-2908 Established 1916


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For Kids ages 5 -12 Hempfield Park – June 8 to August 14 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, daily snack, field trip every thursday, and pizza Friday! Each camper will receive 1- shirt Alternating Wednesdays *Guest Speaker/Pool field trip* Due to the ongoing COVID-19 impacts, Hempfield Township does not guarantee the start date, or any field trips during the 2020 Summer Day Camp. We will continue to follow local, state, and federal directives on gatherings and social distancing. The safety and health of our campers, staff, vendors, and the public is our top priority.

For additional questions or information, please contact us at 724-834-7232 or To Register, go to: Week



Pricing Options

Field Trip


June 8 – 12 *Speaker Week*

on the Farm Week

Kerber’s Dairy Farm


June 15 – 19 *Pool Week*

Zoo Week

Pittsburgh Zoo


June 22 – 26 *Speaker Week*

Spirit Week



June 29 – July 2 *Pool Week*

Holidays Week

Fun Slides


July 6 – 10 *Speaker Week*

Dinosaur Week

Carnegie national History Museum


July 13 – 17 *Pool Week*

Disney Week

Zone 28


July 20 – 24 *Speaker Week*

Around the World Week



July 27 – 31 *Pool Week*

Seasons Week

Laurel Caverns


August 3 – 7 *Speaker Week*

Full StEAM Ahead Week

Carnegie Science Center


August 10 – 14 *Pool Week*

time Warp Week

Johnstown incline & Children’s Museum

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

Pizza Friday’s Sponsorship! Help support the Summer Day Camp by donating pizza for our Pizza Friday’s contest! the top pizza selected by our campers will be voted Kids Camp Best! For more information contact: 10

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



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Monday, May 11, 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)



In Person

Log on to: 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: 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 - 4

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 Day Monday & Wednesday

Date July 20 – August 12

Day tuesday Time 9:00 am – 10:00 am


Monday & Wednesday



July 20 – August 12

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

$50.00 per session

Fee $75.00

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, noncompetitive 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 Mazeroski 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 Date

Time 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

T-Birds T-Ball • Ages 3 - 4


Terrific Two’s & Three’s • Ages 2 - 3


Date July 7 – August 11

Day thursday

Date July 9 – August 13

Time 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fee $75.00

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 Day thursday 11

Date June 25 – August 13

Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 Day Friday

Date June 26 – August 21 *No class July 3

Time 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Music Exploration • Ages 5 - 8 in our fun filled, active music class, students will explore piano, guitar, drum, vocal, violin and more, designed to help them chose their favorite instrument! Instructor: Maestro Minds Location: 3251 Route 136, Darragh, PA 15625 Day Monday

Fee $50.00


Day tuesday

Time 10:15 am – 11:15 am


Time 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Date June 23 – July 28

Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fee $30.00

Do you think you can build the strongest and most agile robot? Can your robot win a head-to head combat mission? Come learn engineering strategies for building sturdy structures using LEGo bricks and then apply that knowledge to build a robot for friendly competition. You'll have a blast as you play robot football and complete the hoop challenge in this fun robotics program. Instructor: Snapology Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building


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 selfdefense techniques. this class will also focus on demonstrating respect for oneself and others. Instructor: PKSA Karate Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex Date June 8 – June 12


Snapology – Combat Robots • Ages 7 - 12

Pre-School Karate CAMP • Ages 4 - 5

Day Monday – Friday


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: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

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 26 – August 21 *No class July 3

Time 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Kids Yoga • Ages 5 - 12

Super Scientist • Ages 4 - 5


Date July 6 – July 27

Day Monday – thursday

Fee $35.00

Date June 22 – June 25

Time 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fee $149.00

Tiny Tap & Ballet Camp • Ages 4 - 7 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 Day Monday – thursday

Date June 23 – June 26

Caring for students today, tomorrow, together.

DRiVERS WAntED APPLY onLinE At Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


or call one of our locations Hempfield (724)-523-8600

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Mad Science – Underground Explorers! • Ages 6 - 12

Speed, Agility, Quickness Camp for Kids • Ages 7 - 13 Weekly skill related fitness games will emphasize fun, sportsmanship, competitiveness, teamwork, and skills learned. Camp will teach running form, agility drills, speed mechanics jump training, and core strengthening exercises. Instructor: Dave Byers Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

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: Mad Science Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building Day Monday – Friday

Date July 13 – July 17

Time 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monday – Friday


July 13 – July 17 10:00 am –12:00 pm


Monday – Friday July 20 – July 24 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


June 16 – August 4

10 – 13


June 16 – August 4

Fee $50.00 $50.00

this weekly summer camp opportunity proves children with an experience unlike any other. Participants will play: Lacrosse, Wiffle 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 Age

Day Monday – 7–9 Friday 10 – 13 Monday – Friday

Fee $120.00


Time 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

July 6 – July 10 July 6 – July 10

Fee $25.00 $25.00

Youth Lacrosse Basics • Ages 7 - 13 Participants will learn the origins of lacrosse and the variations of the game, the basic skills of lacrosse and how to apply them in a game setting, rules and game play, and fun drills and activities. Lacrosse sticks and safety goggles will be provided, or participants may bring their own. Instructor: Dave Byers Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

Come explore Broadway from the 1920's to today! Sing, dance, act, explore theater games, as we work towards a mini showcase for our families! this is a great introduction to all that is Musical theater here at Maestro Minds. Friday, July 24, 9:30 am – 11:30 am parent showcase! Instructor: Maestro Minds Location: 3251 Route 136, Darragh, PA 15625 Date


Time 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Youth Sports Camps • Ages 7 - 13

Maestro Minds Musical Theater Camp: Broadway Through the Era’s • Ages 8 - 14




Disney on Broadway has become a sensation! Come and learn how Disney took their movies to the stage, all while singing, acting, engaging with one another and exploring movement. this class is special designed to be sensory friendly and adapted to each students' needs as a combination of music therapy and musical theatre. this class is taught by a board certified music therapist. Friday, July 17, 9:30 am – 11:30 am parent showcase! Instructor: Maestro Minds Location: 3251 Route 136, Darragh, PA 15625 Date



All Kids Summer Musical Theater Camps: Disney on Broadway • Ages 8 - 17




Day Date Monday – 7–9 August 3 – August 7 Friday 10 – 13 Monday – August 3 – August 7 Friday


Time 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fee $25.00 $25.00


Minds in Motion: Chemical Creations! • Ages 7 - 11 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 Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building

Friday Night Fun and Fitness for Kids • Ages 7 - 13 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, wiffle 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 Age




10 – 13


Date June 12 – August 7 *No class July 3 June 12 – August 7 *No class July 3

Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Day Monday – Friday

Fee $40.00

Date August 10 – August 14

Time 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee $185.00

Want To Reach 28,000 homes and businesses in Hempfield Township and Hempfield School District? Send contact information to or call (724) 532-3930.

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Disney Planning 101

Adult & Senior Programs 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 Day Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday

Date June 24 July 29 August 26

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


Fee Free Free Free

Time 10:00 am – 12:00 pm



June 18

Time 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fee Free

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

Ladies, enjoy a fun evening while sipping on your mimosa or favorite beverage brought from home. You will learn the fundamentals of making ladylocks. All participants will bring home their freshly baked ladylocks to share with their family. You will learn to roll your dough using rods and bake your cookies. Next, you will have the opportunity to create luscious crème filling and fill your delicious ladylocks. Imagine bringing ladylocks to a graduation, shower or special birthday to share! Presenter: Baker’s Dozen Academy LLC Location: Hempfield Park Pavilion D Date June 6


Total Body Workout • Ages 18 & older

BYOB Ladylock Class • Ages 21 & older

Day Saturday

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 Hempfield Township Municipal Building

Day Tuesday Fee Free

Date June 16 – August 4 *No class June 23 or July 14

Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fee $35.00

Intro to Pickleball • Ages 18 & 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 Day Wednesday


Date June 17 – July 29 *No class July 15

Time 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Fee $60.00

Financial Planning for Families with Special Needs

Trips & Excursions

Planning for the personal and financial needs of a loved one who has a disability or special needs may seem overwhelming. While the process may not be easy, it doesn't have to be that difficult. Join us to discuss the basics of special needs planning and talk about some strategies that may be appropriate for your situation. Presenter: Park avenue Wealth Management Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building Day Wednesday

Date June 24

Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Chatauqua Belle travel to Chautauqua, nY where you will have a guided tour to the historic Chautauqua institution. Enjoy a buffet lunch at the Historic Lenhart Hotel. Board the Chautauqua Belle for a steamboat adventure with history of the northern end of Chautaqua Lake. See the beautiful multi million-dollar homes, once owned by Studebakers, the Packard's, the Edison's and the Heinz's, and learn what made the country and industrial giant in the late 1800's. Bus departs from parking lot behind PetSmart in Hempfield Square Plaza at 6:00 AM and will return at approximately 9:00 PM. Price includes: transportation, lunch, admissions per itinerary, step on guide, meal and guide gratuities, and taxes. Age: All individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Limit: 40 participants

Fee Free

Yoga • Ages 18 & older 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 Monday

Date July 6 – August 17 *No class July 27

Time 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm




July 29

Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fee Free

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 Date


August 6

Time 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fee Free

5 Smart Investing Strategies When it comes to investing, there’s no shortage of theories and approaches. Join us to review five strategies and learn how they can help guide your approach to the financial markets. Park avenue Wealth Management Presenter: Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building Day



August 26


July 15

6:00 am

Return Approximately 9:00 pm

Fee $150.00

Fancy a culinary tour around the world? Look no further than historic Brookline! on this tour – sample a true diversity of foods from many regions; pita from a Mediterranean bakery, tacos from an authentic Mexican Carniceria, italian meatball from a local diner and more. the Brookline tour – a favorite of the Bits & Bites tour guides – also features one of the oldest continuously operating firehouses in the city. So wear your stretchy pants and discover the exciting and recently renovated Boulevard in Brookline! Bus departs from parking lot behind PetSmart in Hempfield Square Plaza at 8:45 AM and will return at approximately 1:30 PM. Fee includes transportation and tour ticket. Age: All individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Limit: 20 participants

Benefits Available for Veterans & their Dependents



Brookline ‘Burgh, Bits, & Bites Food Tour

Why do you need to start saving for college now? the answer is in the high cost of education. Join us to look at different tax-advantaged ways to save for college and examine the role of financial aid. Park avenue Wealth Management Hempfield township Municipal Building




College Planning 101

Presenter: Location:


Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fee Free 15







August 20

8:45 am

1:30 pm


Travel Lunch Bunch – Senior Program • Ages 55 & older

Youth Tennis Camp • Ages 8 - 17

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.

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*

July Lunch – Palazzo Ristorante – Washington, PA Palazzo 1837 Ristorante specializes in old-fashioned northern and Southern italian dishes - steaks, seafood, pasta, chicken, and veal. nestled against the hillside on the historic Quail Acres Estate, the warm and welcoming atmosphere of this early 19th century, Palladian-style mansion showcases an old world charm.  Price includes transportation only. Limit: 20 participants Day






July 8

10:30 am

2:00 pm




Wednesday August 12




10:30 am

2:00 pm


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

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

Fee $50.00 $50.00

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, Hempfield High School Boys Basketball Coach Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

Coal Miners Café & Hotel is located in Jennerstown, PA. the diner also serves as an inn. Enjoy a family friendly cooked meal all homemade surrounded by historic memorabilia with delicious desserts. Price includes transportation only. Limit: 20 participants Date

June 15 – June 18 July 9 – July 13


August Lunch – Coal Miners Café – Jennerstown, PA



Summer Sports Camp




July 13 – July 15

9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Hempfield Summer Soccer Camp • Ages 6 - 12 Players will participate in age-appropriate skill development drills, contests, and small-sided games. Hempfield Area Soccer Club coaches and players will lead the camp, with an emphasis on fun and development of skills including dribbling, ball control, passing, shooting, and defending. What to bring: Shin guards, water, soccer ball (optional), and soccer cleats (strongly recommended)  Instructor: HASC Location: Swede Hill Park: Leggett Soccer Field

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



July 15 – July 19

9:30 am – 1:30 pm





July 20 – July 23

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Girls Tennis Camp • Grades 9 - 12 this camp is for all those high school girl’s residents and non-residents 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 girls’ 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*





August 3 – August 6

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Hempfield Recreation Sports Women’s Softball League • Ages 18+

5-6th Grade Summer Basketball League this fun, competitive league is sure to be a Summer hit for youth basketball teams! the league is designed for established, local school district and travel teams.

this is a league designed for local softball enthusiasts, co-workers, friends, family, or any female looking to participate in an outdoor, team activity.

teams will play a 10-game regular season schedule (5 weeks), twice a week. the top (6) teams in each division will make a single-elimination playoff bracket. to participate in this league, players must be entering the 5th or 6th grade to begin the 2020-2021 school-year.

Skill levels vary, some experience is recommended, but not required. teams play a 12-game regular season, plus playoffs. League Size: Location:

Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex (HtAC)

6-team League Maximum Hempfield Park and Swede Hill Park




Monday & Wednesday

June 1 – July 22

6:45 pm & 8:30 pm

Fee $300.00 per team +$15.00 umpire fee per game











Adult Co-Ed Cornhole League • Ages 18+ Join us for our first ever Cornhole League! Cornhole or “Bags” is one of western PA’s most commonly enjoyed backyard game and tailgate festivities.




Competitive Wednesday

Date September 2 – october 28 September 2 – october 28

Time 5:45 pm 6:45 pm


Fee $40.00 per team $50.00 per team

Coach Freeman is a licensed USA Basketball Coach and a P.i.A.A. Basketball official. He has worked for both the Washington Wizards (nBA) and the Washington Mystics (WnBA) franchises.

Hempfield township Athletic Complex (HtAC)Day(s)





September 6 – november 1

6:00 pm & 7:00 pm

9 – 10 11 – 12 13 – 14



3:00 pm


2:00 pm


1:00 pm


Fee $300.00 per team $10.00 official fee per game maximum of eight (8) teams

Summer Schedule Soccer: Pickleball:

Zach Freeman, Sports Coordinator Hempfield township Athletic Complex Date June 23 – July 23 No sessions week ofJuly 6 June 23 – July 23 No sessions week ofJuly 6 June 23 – July 23 No sessions week ofJuly 6

$300.00 per team $300.00 per team $300.00 per team $300.00 per team

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

this program is designed for girls ages 9-14. the program is geared towards girls wanting to learn the game, and advance their skills. Each division will have two (2) sessions per week.

Day(s) tuesday & thursday tuesday & thursday tuesday & thursday

5:45 pm & 6:45 pm 9:00 am & 10:00 am 5:45 pm & 6:45 pm 11:00 am & 12:00 pm

Adult Pick-Up Sports

Summer Skills & Drills focuses on learning and emphasizing basketball fundamentals, while introducing fun, practical team concepts.


June 10 – July 25 No games July 4 June 10 – July 25 No games July 4 June 10 – July 25 No games July 4 June 10 – July 25 No games July 4

teams must have a minimum of seven (7) players, no max. At all times, a minimum of two (2) players on the floor must be of opposite gender from other teammates on the floor (i.e. 4 females & 2 males). teams will play a 7-match regular season, plus playoffs.

Girl’s Summer Skills & Drills with Coach Freeman • Ages 9–14

Instructor: Location:


We are excited to offer this new league to local volleyball enthusiasts! this league is a great way to spend time with family, friends, co-workers, and friendly rivals alike. Get ready to start the fall off right and join us for this healthy, fun alternative on Sunday nights!

Maximum eight (8) teams per division Hempfield township Athletic Complex (HtAC)



Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League • Ages 18+

Get out of your own backyard and test your skills against fellow Cornhole fanatics. this league will provide access/discounts to local food and beverage options as well. teams will play a 7-match regular season (best 2/3), plus a seeded playoff-bracket. two (2) divisions: competitive and social. League Size: Location:


Beginner Pickleball: Volleyball: Basketball: 17

Monday tuesday tuesday thursday Friday Wednesday Friday Wednesday thursday

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 9:00 am – 11:00 am 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 9:00 am – 11:00 am 9:00 am – 11:00 am 9:00 am – 11:00 am 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

nship Athletic Complex field Tfioeldw Hemp Park, 220 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg, PA 15 p 601 Located at Hem

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: - $60.00 per hour per court Monday – Friday - $70.00 per hour per court Saturday and Sunday • Birthday Parties - $150.00 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: May 25; July 3; September 7 • HTAC Summer Hours (April through October): - Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm - Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm - Closed: May 25; July 3; September 7 • HTAC Winter Hours (November - March) - Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm - Sunday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

For more information or questions, please contact us at 724-834-7232.

Greensburg Country Club Join Us for Sunday Brunch – Every Sunday 10:30 - 1:30 Adults: $15.50 Children 6 - 10: $7.95 Public Welcome Reservations Required • Proper Attire Required

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2020 Paving Project In addition to the 2020 Paving Program preparation crews will continue to perform routine maintenance along township roadways including but not limited to:

Public Works Crews will now be shifting to spring/summer maintenance operations. Throughout the spring and summer crews will be working on preparation for the 2020 Paving Project which is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020. The 2020 Paving Program is expected to cost $1.3 million dollars and will include resurfacing of more than 9 miles of roadway (44 individual streets) through-out the Township. In preparation for this project Public Works Crews will be replacing stormwater infrastructure, installing new stormwater infrastructure and repairing road base. Please use caution while driving through active work areas. Areas to be addressed during the 2020 Paving Program include: • Lynchwood • Mt. Vernon • Valhurst • High Park • Portions of West Point

• Berming (shoulder maintenance) along the roadways • Pothole patching • Right of Way Maintenance • Roadway vegetation control • Roadway brush control • Roadway base repairs • Sign Installation and Maintenance

• Cribbs Station Road • Whigham Road • West Hills Drive • West Drive

• Stormwater facility maintenance • Stormwater pipe installation • Stormwater pipe replacement • Catch Basin repairs • Catch Basin replacement • Surface Treatment • Crack sealing • Tar & Chip Program • In-house paving program

To report a roadway condition on a Township road please call (724) 834-7232 ext. 310 or email at Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (724) 834-7232 ext. 310.

Reporting a Streetlight Issue Online Reporting Using a web enabled device, follow these steps: 1. Navigate to 2. Click "Report an Outage" from the upper left menu group. 3. Click "Report Lighting Problem" from the upper left menu group. 4. Answer the first two questions, then select the appropriate button to report an outage for either a Streetlight, Multiple Streetlights, or Outdoor Area Light. 5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Please use this form."

6. Complete the on-line form, entries with an asterisk (*) are required fields. 7. Click [NEXT] at the bottom of the screen when the form is complete. 8. Review the summary page, and click [SUBMIT] if correct. 9. Users will then get a statement on a new web page that the streetlight information was sent. 10. A follow up e-mail will be delivered to the e-mail address provided in step #6. This message will include a notification number that can be used to follow up if necessary. 19

Hempfield Area School District Message from the Superintendent The end of the school year usually brings an opportunity for students and staff to celebrate all that was accomplished and to look forward to spending summer with family and friends. Friday, March 13, 2020, brought a sudden and unexpected end to the 2019-2020 school year. While an abrupt ending to the school year has an impact on all students, the seniors are most impacted. How has the school closure due to the coronavirus pandemic impacted the seniors? How have their lives changed since March 13, 2020? In what ways will the school closure impact their futures? Four seniors provide a description of their “new normal.”

Emma Glosner

If Nicholas Ross had known March 13, 2020, was the final day of his senior year, he would have visited his teachers and tried to see all of his classmates one last time. Similarly, Gianna Trapletti would have spent more time talking to some of the teachers that have impacted her over the years. Gianna states that she would have “just lived and enjoyed the moments.” Emma Glosner would have thanked the teachers who made a significant impact on her life and let them know how much they have impacted her, not just as a student, but as a person. Ironically, Michael “Mikey” Whirlow spent March 13, 2020, joking with his friends that it was the last day of school. Had he known, he would have taken it much more seriously. Dr. Tammy S. Wolicki, Superintendent of Schools

The pandemic has created the need for all of us to push through and exercise a different plan. While these are not easy times and there is much disappointment, we too can look for positives from such an unprecedented situation. As these seniors identified, quality time with family provides opportunities for making memories. I hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy as we look forward to the return of normalcy.

Mikey Whirlow

Social isolation is the most difficult as the seniors miss their friends, teachers, and activities. Daily routines include completing school work virtually, spending time with Nicholas Ross family, and connecting with friends through technology. Emma has responsibilities in the care of younger siblings, which includes assisting them in completing school work, as both of her parents work in health care. The musical was near showtime, and both Gianna and Mikey shared disappointment in this regard. While these seniors describe their days as virtual students practicing social distancing as being isolated, they are exploring new ways to use their abundance of free time. Emma suggests that her fellow classmates use this time to explore a new hobby or do something of which time has been limited. Gianna is watching old movies and television shows, Mikey is exploring yoga, and Nicholas enjoys taking walks.

Gianna Trapletti

resilience. Despite all this, Emma knows “there are much worse things going on right now. At the end of the day, people around the world have it much worse than me and my situation. It's the harsh reality, but I've come to terms with it.” Nicholas and Gianna advise their peers to cherish the memories and make everyday count. Gianna believes that “social distancing has taught everyone that spending time with the ones we love is extremely important.” We can all learn much from these young adults and their outlook. According to Emma, “Not everything will go to plan in life, but you just need to push through and create a different plan.”

While there is much disappointment in what is lost in the remaining months of the senior year, these seniors recognize the significance of the times and demonstrate


Hempfield Area School District Hempfield Area High School Class of 2020 Honor Graduates * Class of 2020 President’s Award (Top 10%) of Class Antimarino, Stella M. * Bancroft, Elaina A. * Barber, Karmela N. Bomer, Robert A. JR Boord, Jacob C. * Brown, Alexa R. Brown, Madeline N. * Bubarth, Caitlin R. Butina, Alex N. Cahill, Katelyn M. Carpenter, Levi M. * Coletta, Emma A. Crivello, Anthony-Jacob L. * Crosby, Kendyl B. Davies, Alexander J. * Dembiczak, Matthew J. Detwiler, Casey J. * DeVito, Isabella R. Dinsmore, Tess R. Dube, Teresa M. Duke, Amber M. Dzurko, Ryan A. Ellison, Lindsey B. * Evans, Nathaniel T. Fearer, Ava J. * Ferretti, Dillon J. Ferris, Alexander F. Fowler, Malaki W.

Linsenbigler, Peydon J. Maholic, Ava R. Mapes, Alyssa M. Marmo, Jenna A. * Martin, Olivia L. Maselli, Anna C. McCarthy, Marcus A. Midlik, Austin T. * Miletics, Mitchell J. Miller, Alexandra L. Mitchell, Angela R. * Moore, Maria A. Nelson, Randolph T. * Nemetz, Francesca N. * Norton, Peyton R. Novotney, Brennen T. * Orczeck, Franklin C. Orischak, Ashley N. * O'Shea, Delaney K. Patel, Shiv U. * Patrick, Sydney M. Penska, Elle S. * Persin, Olivia L. * Phelps, Cameron M. Pierce, Alexa T. * Podkul, Morgan A. Prenatt, Adam G. Prola, Conner D. *

Fox, Abigail R. * Fraicola, Emma G. Glosner, Emma A. * Graham, Benjamin J. * Hall, Samantha M. Harbaugh, Maura A. * Harden, Victoria R. Hilderhoff, David W. Hill, Jordan M. Hoffer, Colton J. Hoffman, Sydney E. * Husenits, Luke R. * Irvin, Samantha M. * Jaffre, Owen M. Jenkins-Andrews, Mei L. * Johnson, Jenna L. Johnson, Katelyn L. * Jones, Emma X. * Kauffman, Rylan * Kelley, Ian B. Kern, Elena E. Kimmick, Makayla G. Knedeisen, Haley E. * Koenig, Keith A. Kramer, Mackenzie R. Kuhns, William J. Leasure, Hayley E. Legg, Katelyn A.

Radziwon, Allison G. Rivard, Jared T. * Roland, Laura J. * Rusnica, Grace M. * Ryan, Peyton M. * Rzempoluch, Jacob A. * Sano, Madison L. Santangelo, Cole J. Schmitt, Tanner A. Schuck, Madeline E. Shaffer, Madison G. Siard, Zachary R. Sieg, Madison G. Sliwoski, Brendan R. Smail, Natalie R. Smith, Brianna E. * Steiner, Brooke E. Trapletti, Gianna N. * Tshibaka, Alexis T. Tuttoilmondo, Isabella M. * Venzin, Christopher J. * Verkleeren, Trevor D. Von Briel, Alexandra M. Whirlow, Michael D. * White, Gavin T. Wonderling, Benjamin P. * Zajdel, Julianne M. Zundel, Lucas A.

Hempfield Area School District School Picnic

Changes in Compulsory School Age Requirements Effective 2020-2021

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kennywood Park’s target opening date for this year is July 1, 2020. Hempfield Area School District’s school picnic has been rescheduled for Friday, August 14, 2020. This date coincides with Kennywood Park’s Fall Fantasy Parade and is the same day that the Hempfield Area Spartan Band will perform!

All children living in Pennsylvania have a legal obligation to attend school every day if they are of “compulsory school age.” Currently, Pennsylvania’s compulsory school attendance laws require that students enter school no later than age eight, and remain enrolled once they start. All students must attend school until age 17 or until they graduate, whichever comes first.

Tickets will be available to purchase online ONLY at a cost of $29 per ticket. All tickets will be valid anytime during the 2020 summer season. A surcharge will NOT be charged if the tickets are used on weekends in July or August. Visit our website at for the link to purchase tickets.

The compulsory school age in Pennsylvania was recently changed. These changes will go into effect beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Compulsory school age will require all students to attend school no later than age 6 and until age 18 or graduation, whichever occurs sooner. These requirements will apply across Pennsylvania. Truancy can occur if compulsory school age students do not meet required attendance laws. Attendance laws, procedures, and consequences can be found in student handbooks and under Board Policy 204 found on Parents and guardians with questions in this regard may contact Dr. Lisa Maloney, Supervisor of Pupil Services, at or 724-850-2229. 21

Hempfield Area School District Associate of Arts Degree Opportunity Established at HAHS

Katie Miller Gee 2021 WPIAL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES Katie Miller arrived at York’s Springwood Golf Club in 2002 with an opportunity to make history, and the Hempfield Area senior didn’t leave anything to chance. Katie took a five-shot lead after the first round of the state tournament and cruised to a dominant 11-stroke victory the next day, becoming only the second girl statewide to win three PIAA golf championships. She also won the PIAA title as a freshman and sophomore, and finished as the state runner-up her junior season. Katie’s WPIAL tournament record included four Top 3 finishes, including a championship in 2002. She was the WPIAL runner-up in 1999 and 2001, and tied for third in 2000. Her first PIAA title came as a freshman on Penn State’s White Course. Katie’s rounds of 75 and 70 earned her a five-stroke victory. A year later she returned to Penn State, shot rounds of 73 and 74, and won again, this time by three strokes. After a runner-up finish her junior season, Katie returned as a senior and ran away with the title with a 5-over 149, making her the first WPIAL girls’ golfer with three state titles. Along with golf, Katie lettered in track and basketball at Hempfield Area. After high school, she was a two-time All-ACC golfer at the University of North Carolina, where she started every tournament for the Tar Heels in her four seasons. Katie competed professionally on the LPGA Futures Tour for two seasons (2009-10) before reclaiming her amateur status in 2014. A year later, she won the Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur in 2015 at Sewickley Heights Golf Club and also claimed PA Amateur titles in 2007 and 2017. Katie also had 14 starts in United States Golf Association national championships.

In conjunction with the Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC), Hempfield Area High School is now able to certify students who wish to graduate with both a High School Diploma and an Associate of Arts Degree from WCCC’s School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Public Service, pending completion of the appropriate course work for both institutions. Forty-nine percent of the associates degree courses must be taken at the high school while the remainder of courses (51%) may be taken directly through the college. In order to concurrently earn the Associate of Arts Degree in conjunction with the high school diploma, a combination of courses must be taken and passed based on the options identified below: 1) Take College in the High School courses at Hempfield Area and courses directly through the university. 2) Earn a 3 or above in designated AP courses at Hempfield Area and take courses directly through the university. 3) Take a combination of College in the High School courses, earn a 3 or above in designated AP courses, and take courses directly through the university. An associates degree template outlining these various pathways and specific course requirements is currently accessible within the online 2020-2021 Program of Studies document. Simply click the link provided in the online Program of Studies to access the template. In addition, please feel free to contact the high school guidance office or the Westmoreland County Community College directly if you would like additional details regarding this new opportunity.

Katie married Devin Gee, Head Professional at Oakmont Country Club, in December 2019. She currently does consulting work for various golf companies, freelances in modeling and broadcasting, and works with her family at their family-owned Dairy Queen stores in Latrobe and Jeannette.

Attention Future Spartans! We are excited to welcome kindergarten students and their parents to the Hempfield Area School District for the 2020-2021 school year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, walk-in registrations cannot be accommodated at this time. Registration documents for the 2020-2021 school year can be found online at under the Parent and Student Resources tab. Paper registration documents can also be picked up in the foyer of the Administration Office at 4347 State Route 136, Greensburg, PA. The foyer is accessible on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. A drop box is available for completed registration packets. We encourage parents of upcoming kindergarten students to complete as much of the registration packet as possible at this time. We realize delays may occur in securing information from your child’s doctor and dentist. It is important for our elementary schools to know that your child will be attending as early as possible for staffing purposes. The compulsory school age in Pennsylvania was recently changed and goes into effect for the 2020-2021 school year. All students are required to attend school no later than age 6 and until age 18 or graduation. Children entering kindergarten must be five (5) years old, by August 31, 2020, in order to qualify for enrollment. For questions regarding the registration process, please call 724-850-2224, or email Donna Loy at

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Hempfield Area School District District Drug Awareness and Prevention Committee The Hempfield Area School District recently re-established the Drug Awareness and Prevention Committee. The primary focus of the committee is to review the district’s current prevention education, district data, community-based interventions, and community linkages. The committee supports the district’s comprehensive goal to implement a system that provides all students with an opportunity to cultivate self-awareness and self-management, establish and maintain relationships, and practice social problem-solving to become more engaged citizens.

Vaping was identified as an area of concern, which was of no surprise to the committee members. Safe Schools data indicates student experimentation as early as the 6th grade and students self-reported vaping for flavoring (22.6%), nicotine (3%), and other substances (6.5%). Addressing vaping requires more than discipline, which may be ineffective when a student is addicted to the high levels of nicotine. Parent and student education is necessary to prevent experimentation and in addressing depency for those addicted. Act 93 of 2019 and Act 111 of 2019 made modifications to the Pennsylvania Crimes Code regarding the use and sale of tobacco and vaping products on school property. School board policies were recently revised to align with this new legislation that now recognizes vaping as a nicotine delivery product.

On February 26, 2020, representatives from all stakeholder groups, St. Vincent Prevention Projects, and district staff presented information regarding current prevention programming in our K-12 classrooms. School climate surveys, the Pennsylvania Youth Surveys (PAYS), and Safe School data comparisons for the last three years provide relevant data for the committee to identify areas of concern and to monitor progress in this regard.

The committee will continue to meet and develop plans to address drug prevention and awareness activities for students, families, and community members.

Committee Members School Board Members Mike Alfery Jennifer Bretz Vince DeAugustine Community Members Kip Bompiani Michele Bononi Carmen Capozzi Beth Joseph

Julie Lovis Tony Marcocci Gregg Norton Tim Phillips Irwin Shipley Mike Ward Michelle Wentzel Jayme White

Student Representatives Allie Miller Rachel Ryan HASD Staff Members Chris Brasco Darla Bryant Kathy Charlton Kylee Coles Nicole Corona

Supporting Our Hempfield Community During the closure of school due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hempfield Area School District provides a free breakfast and lunch to anyone age 18 or younger for each day of the week. Children who are not yet of school age are provided free meals as well. Food is prepared by food service staff and distributed by building aides curbside in a grab and go manner. Families are welcome to arrive at West Hempfield Elementary, Wendover Middle School, or the Hempfield Area High School on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to receive packaged meals for multiple days. We recognize and appreciate the volunteers delivering meals to families without transportation: Debra Cribbs, Steve Krisnosky, Elisha Ronzio, Judy Tubbs, Rick Druschel, and John Wolicki.

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Leonard Lander Lisa Maloney Darci Markovic Anita Mash Quin Matz Terri Reiss Zachary Shuster Dave Vezendy

Hempfield Area School District

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Don’t have a library card? Go to polaris/logon.aspx to register for an ecard that gives you access to our digital materials. We might be closed, but our digital materials are available 24/7. Visit to browse our collection of over 13,000 eBooks, eAudio, and streaming movies. Our librarians have been hard at work adding new titles. The following is a sampling of the FREE programs at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library that we are currently planning to have for the public. For the latest updates on our events and programs, please visit our Facebook page. For more events, please visit Advanced registration is required for most programs. Please register online at using the Event Calendar or by calling 724-837-5620.

children’s and teen Programs: Performances provided by StageRight! All start at 10:00 am

Mondays in the Park St. Clair Park Amphitheater at 1:00pm

West Hempfield Elementary School Tuesday, July 7, Falling Rapunzel Tuesday, July 2, Popcorn Dragon

Monday, July 6 – Mad Science presenting "Dragon Scales and Other Tales" In this interactive performance, experiments demonstrating the principles of air and pressure are artfully woven into tales of mischievous spells, dragonriding, and explosive dragon sneezes.

Maxwell Elementary School Wednesday, July 15, Three Little Pigs Wednesday, July 29, Peter and Wendy Fort Allen Elementary School Thursday, July 9, Peter and Wendy Thursday, July 23, If I Build....

Monday, June 29 – Stage Right! performing “If I Build…” Monday, July 13 – Stage Right! performing “Rapunzel” Monday, July 20 – Stage Right! performing “Popcorn Dragon”

Monday, June 15 – Stage Right! performing “Green Eggs and Ham”

Monday, July 27 – Stage Right! performing “Peter and Wendy”

Monday, June 22 – Stage Right! performing “3 Little Pigs”

Monday August 3 – performer TBA

Adult Programs: May Mart at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center

Getting Started In Genealogy

Socrates Café

The library will host Socrates Café every Saturday. No registration required.

The library will have a booth with gently used books and program information.

Curious about your family history, but don't know where to start? Learn what resources the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library has and how to start the search for your family origins. Great intergenerational event for teens and older!

What’s The Scoop

Crime Through Culture Book Discussion

Much controversy has been swirling around recycling in recent months. Get the latest information on what can be recycled, the right way to recycle, and why it's still the right thing to do. Presented by Ellen Keefe, Executive Director of Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling.

The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters

Friday, May 1, from 12:00 – 7:00 pm Saturday, May 2, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, May 5, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Winery Book Discussions

At the Greenhouse Winery at Westmoreland Mall monthly beginning May 7th, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm Register for the first monthly book discussion at the Library and pick up the first book. At the monthly book discussions, participants will receive the next book and return the current one. A limit of 20 attendees. Signing up registers you for all dates. May 7 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman June 11 - The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty July 9 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline August 23 - A Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty September 10 - A Secret Kept by Tatiana DeRosnay October 8 - America’s First Daughter by Stephen Dray November 12 - Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly December 10 - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Tuesday, May 12, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 14, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Pittsburgh Medicare 101

Tuesday, May 19, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm Wednesday, May 20, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm This free educational seminar provides important points on all Medicare information. Registration requests.

Author’s Corner

Karen Dietrich Thursday, May 21, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm Greensburg author Karen Dietrich’s dark thriller, Girl on the Edge, will be presented by the author herself. The book, released in March, is about a 16 year old girl living in Florida who is aware that her father is in a prison for murdering 11 people in a mall before she was born.

Authentic Tea Book Discussion

Kate Morton Thursday, May 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden will be discussed during an authentic tea at the Victorian Lady of Academy Hill. Registrations limited to 15 attendees. 25

Every Saturday in May from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Author’s Corner

Chuck Carr Tuesday, June 16, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm The Convergence is a tale of two men. It plunges deep into the healing of the human heart and spirit. One man loses his young wife and questions why this tragedy has happened to him. The other’s story is one of epic love elevating readers to a high position of thought and inspiration. Chuck Carr, a former youth pastor who has suffered his own tragedies, helps to prove that sufferings can be changed into blessings.

Author’s Corner

Peggy Loughner Fisher Saturday, August 22, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm The author says “There are many sides of war.” Her book Daddy Came Home features segments of her father’s, Corporal Earl E. Loughner, own words about the atrocities our soldiers endured in the Philippines and Japan. You will get a glimpse into what his family felt during his time as MIA and POW.

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