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In This Issue Hempfield launches new online platform for permits, business licenses, and more 25th Annual Fire Prevention Day Greensburg Hempfield Area Library Youth Programs Hempfield Area School District Coach Kalp Announces Retirement After More Than 50 Years Hempfield Township Proposed Destination Playground

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

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

Hempfield Township 1132 Woodward Drive | Greensburg, PA 15601-9310 724-834-7232 | www.hempfieldtwp.com Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Township Offices Closed: September 6 | November 11, 25, 26 | December 24, 31

Hempfield Township and Hempfield Township

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Hempfield Bulletin Board: A Message from the Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors: With summer winding down, Hempfield township has reopened, and we have rekindled our community spirit. After an uncertain beginning to 2020, we are seeing the strength of our community at every turn. Restaurants are open, new homes are being built, businesses are hiring, and there is a new community event to attend wherever you look. As we enter the second half of the year, our township leadership is focused on continuing the excitement in our community. For the first time in nearly two decades, the township is beginning the process of developing a new comprehensive plan. this is an important undertaking, as the plan will help guide Hempfield over the next 20 years. We will identify the services that the township should improve, how to effectively map the growth of our community, and when the township should implement these tasks to maximize our effectiveness. this process involves our staff, our community stakeholders, and our community members. Follow our process as we work to improve the fabric of our community. As we look to the future, we are still focused on the current needs of our township. As our community ages, we are focused on providing services for our current residents, but also new families, and young professionals who want to call Hempfield home. our community boasts an excellent housing market, with a low cost-of-living, robust retail and dining options, world-class healthcare facilities, and a highly accomplished school district to support our families. Hempfield township is focused on matching these excellent services in our community. In 2021, the Township has continued our community invest with: l $1.1 million in fire department apparatus l $1.4 million in road paving l $1.8 million in grant-funded park improvements l $0 in tax increases to our residents and businesses As our community gears up for the return to school, maybe a return to the office, and the upcoming holiday season, we ask that you continue to support one another. Shop local in Hempfield, visit our restaurants.

For continuous updates and information visit our website at www.hempfieldtwp.com

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A Destination for Play After 30 years, the playground at Hempfield Park cannot keep pace. Age, weather, and years of play have finally taken its toll on the large playground that serves your families picnics, reunions, graduations, and the many special events hosted at Hempfield Park. It is with much excitement that we now focus on a new playground, that will provide a new generation a place for creative fun! The newly proposed destination playground will provide families and visitors a creative and inclusive space for fun. With four play zones focused on motion, sensory play, challenge play, and beginners play, the new playground will serve children from toddlers to pre-teens. To create this destination, we are searching for those individuals and businesses who want to leave a legacy in the township. Whether you’re a Champion of Play, or a Playground Supporter, your gift is a commitment to a legacy of play for the children of Hempfield Township. For more information of supporting the Hempfield Park Destination Playground visit our website www.hempfieldtwp.org.

Leave your Legacy in the Parks

Now Open! The Newly Renovated Upper Field Complex at Hempfield Park

Legacy and Site Amenity sponsorships are a permanent way to leave a lasting impression on our community. A Legacy sponsor is a major gift to support the construction or maintenance of our facilities. Consider supporting your parks by sponsoring one of the many facilities or amenities that make our parks great. • • • • • •

Legacy Sponsorships Destination Playground Upper Baseball Field Upper Soccer Field Pavilion F Dog Park

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New lights, new pavilion, new fields, Hempfield Park just got a face lift! After nearly 6 years of securing funding, project design, and a global pandemic, the Hempfield Park Rehabilitation Project is nearly complete. This $1.8 million dollar project provided new facilities, new amenities, and a new level of accessibility for all Hempfield residents. In this project, the Township has provided:

Site Amenity Sponsorships Memorial Park Benches Memorial Trees Water Fountains Pet Waste Stations Bleachers

• The newly constructed off-leash dog park • Rejuvenated multi-purpose grass athletic fields • Revitalized baseball and softball field, with a new infield, dugouts, fencing and more • The newly constructed Pavilion “F” seating 100 people, with a commercial kitchen and restrooms • Over 1,400 liner feet of ADA accessible concrete walkways • New LED sports field and security lighting • New benches, water fountains, bleachers, and signage • and newly paved, asphalt parking lots

For more information about Legacy and Site Amenity sponsorships please contact the Director of Parks & Recreation at asiko@hempfieldtwp.org.

This project will be capped off by a new, destination playground by the Smail Auto Group Amphitheater!

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Hempfield launches new online platform for permits, business licenses, and more e Hempfield Township Online Service Center will be fully available to the public beginning January 2022 Always working to improve access for our residents and businesses, Hempfield Township has committed to bringing many essential functions into the digital age. Beginning this August, the Township launched our Hempfield Township Online Service Center.

Create your account, track your requests online

is immersive platform will allow our staff to digitize many processes, from fence and pool permits to commercial building applications, businesses licenses to road opening permits, and everything in between.

rough the Online Service Center, you can easily create an account and receive updates on your permits, requests, or concerns from your home or job-site. Builders and developers will be able to track their permit status, interact with staff, and upload documents to support their applications; while having the ability to view all of their past applications.

Additional digital services include: • Residential Building Permit • Commercial Building Permit • Driveway/Access Road Permit • Road Opening Permits • Fireworks Display Permit • Land Disturbance Permit • Site Plan & Subdivision Application • Business Licenses • Address Verifications • Right-To-Know Requests • Employment Applications • Parks & Recreation Links

Easily alert the Township to concerns Have you ever wondered what happened to that lowhanging limb, junk car, or pothole you called about? By using the new Online Service Center, you can track your concerns and hear back from Township staff. is new feature will allow the Township to address concerns in a timely manner, and identify repeat offenders in our neighborhoods. You can upload pictures, videos, or other information to help us provide you with the best service!

Fully Available to the public online beginning January 3, 2022 for full complete paperless

e Online Service Center will save you a trip to the office, and will allow you to track your request from start to finish!

We are excited for this new opportunity to provide an efficient, user-friendly platform for all of your residential and business needs!

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TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT NOW BEING PERFORMED AT EXCELA WESTMORELAND HOSPITAL anesthesiologists and nurse navigators. The team reviews cardiac imaging, coronary angiography and CT scans along with a thorough clinical history in order to make the best clinical decision for each patient.

Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular abnormality among adults, with more than 200,000 cases per year across the United States — most often among men over the age of 50. Excela Health now offers minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacement as part of a widening array of advanced procedures available to the residents of Westmoreland County through the system’s Heart and Vascular Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

“Optimal treatment is based on this team approach to assist patients in pursuing therapy that is most appropriate for their aortic stenosis,” said Excela’s Nevin Baker, DO, FACC, FSCAI, who is spearheading TAVR utilization at the system.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is being performed on patients with symptomatic, severe aortic stenosis (narrowing or restriction of blood flow) at low, intermediate or high risk for standard valve replacement surgery. A TAVR typically takes less than an hour to complete, and patients can expect to spend less time in the hospital compared to traditional valve replacement.

TAVR is just the latest in a growing list of sophisticated procedures performed in the newly opened hybrid operating room at Westmoreland Hospital. This state-of-the-art surgical suite allows interventional cardiologists, radiologists and cardiac surgeons to work together in one room to perform traditional diagnostic functions of a cardiac catheterization lab or interventional radiology suit, combined with traditional surgical functions of the operating room. Its real-time intraoperative image guidance systems provide unparalleled imaging capabilities in the operating room itself — before, during and after the procedure. For patients, that can translate into a shorter procedure, less anesthesia, less post-operative recovery time and less risk for complications.

Current guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology characterize symptoms of severe aortic stenosis as shortness of breath, angina, fatigue, syncope and palpitations. Without aortic valve replacement, severe aortic stenosis is a life-threatening disease and carries a poor short-term prognosis, with a survival rate as low as 50% within two years of symptom development.

According to Excela CEO John Sphon, the introduction of TAVR and the hybrid operating room is yet another tangible reflection of the system’s commitment to offer patents the convenience of advanced cardiovascular care from an exceptional team of clinicians on a local basis. “We are excited about bringing this sophisticated therapeutic option to the residents of Westmoreland County,” he said. “Excela continues to expand the scope of services and expertise it offers across a spectrum of specialties and in doing so, minimizes the need for patients to travel out of the area to receive quality medical care when it is available close to home.”

For decades, the previous standard of care has been open-heart surgery for aortic valve replacement. TAVR offers an alternative method for many patients. Utilizing a minimally invasive approach through the skin, the valve is typically implanted through the femoral artery, although other access points may be used. TAVR can be an effective option to improve the quality of life in patients who otherwise have limited choices for the repair of their aortic valve. Prior to treatment, patients are evaluated within Excela’s Structural Heart Program by a multidisciplinary team that includes cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular imagers, cardiac

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Welcome

Leaf Collection & Garbage Hauling

New Businesses & Construction To Hempfield Township

New projects under permit n Halo Salon and Hair Restoration n Chapkis Pressure Washing and Contracting n Flix Up n Valhalla Indoor Axe Throwing n Tropical Bungalo n Schoolhouse Rocks Antiques n Laurel Highlands Workforce and Opportunity

Hempfield Township Leaf Collection Please help keep Hempfield clean by scheduling a leaf collection this fall. Visit County Hauling’s website at www.countyhauling.com and click on “Yard Waste” at the top of the page. The following dates are available:

n A & A Spa n Commonwealth Computer Recycling n Hoods Up Quick Lube n Seal Depot and Supply n Queen of Hearts Tattoo Studio n Chad’s n Spreadshirt n Adams Myotherapy and Massage

• October 2nd • October 16th • November 6th

• November 13th • November 20th • December 11th

Hempfield Township Department Directory

724 -834 -7232

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Science National Honor Society teams up with Parks & Recreation for an Earth Day Event at Hempfield Park! Volunteers and businesses chip in to plant new trees at the recently renovated Upper Field Complex at Hempfield Park It was a day of hard work full or rewarding experiences for the Hempfield Area School District’s, Science National Honor Society (SNHS) at Hempfield Park. On Saturday, April 24, 2021 a group of nearly 80 students teamed up with the Township’s Parks & Recreation staff to plant 45 new trees at the recently completed Upper Field Complex at Hempfield Park. This ambitious one-day event was the result of a cancelled 2020 project, and the persistence of the Science National Honor Society student’s persistence to leave their legacy in our community. You can’t have a large group of volunteer high school students without feeding them! We are grateful to Firehouse Subs and Dunkin’ for their support of our event.

The Hempfield Area students arrived early, working to dig holes, prepare the root balls, and plant each tree throughout the park. As the group worked through the day, they continued to mulch and water each tree, ensuring a healthy start in their new homes. Five different species of tree were planted, including different varieties of Plums, Maples, Pears and Dogwoods. Hempfield Township purchased the lot of trees from Jason Wilkinson Nursery, who offered a significant discount to help us complete this project.

To honor the volunteerism of the students, the Hempfield Township Board of Supervisor’s issued a proclamation to the group on May 24, 2021. This proclamation commemorates the HASD Science National Honor Society, and the work of the student members, and their advisor, Mr. Doug Cook.

Additionally, Hempfield Township received support from a number of residents and local businesses for this Earth Day event. These businesses included:

After such a successful event, Hempfield Parks & Recreation and the HASD Science National Honor Society are committed to continuing our partnership and working to improve our community! If you or your business are interested in supporting future volunteer days with us, please reach out to Aaron Siko, Director of Parks & Recreation.

Westmoreland Cleanways & Recycling l Creekside Landscape Supply Pleasant Unity Supply l Country Farms Garden Center l Lowe’s Home Improvement of Greensburg l l

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As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the Hempfield Fire Department reminds residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” The Hempfield Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM.” This year’s campaign, October 3-9th, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

The Hempfield Fire Department wants to share safety tips to help you “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” • A continuous set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out. • A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed. • All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years. • Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced. • Make sure your smoke and CO alarms meet the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.

“What do the sounds mean? Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family,” said Lorraine Carli, vice-president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA.

The Hempfield Fire Department is hosting a series of events in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”, including the annual Fire Prevention night in conjunction with the Greensburg Fire Department, October 5th at 6:30 pm at the Westmoreland Mall , US Route 30.

The Hempfield Fire Department encourages all residents to embrace the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme. “It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action!” said Anthony Kovacic, Fire Chief. “Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond. To learn the sounds of your specific smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box, or search the brand and model online.”

To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Hempfield Township, please contact the Hempfield Fire Department at 724-834-7232 or www.hempfieldtwp.com. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit www.fpw.org.

Hempfield Fire Stations Locations:

Residential areas – Outdoor Burning As fall aproches, we typically see an increase in burning complaints, especially in residental neighborhoods. The following is the adopted code information on residental burning:

Adamsburg Station 495 Edna Road, Adamsburg, PA

(1) All outdoor burning or fires in areas of residential dwellings shall be limited to burning of twigs and yard waste during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and shall not be located closer than 50 feet to any structure or 30 feet to any property line. [Amended 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-05]

Bovard Station 2 Washington Street, Bovard, PA

(2) All outdoor burning or fires in areas of residential dwellings shall be controlled in a safe manner and have a water supply attended by an individual or an equal extinguishing agent throughout the duration of the burning. [Amended 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-05] (3) Except as herein provided in Subsection B(5), no person or persons shall set or maintain any outdoor burning or fires closer than 50 feet to any structure or 30 feet to any property line. [Amended 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-05]

(4) No person or persons shall burn or cause to be burned any garbage, newspaper or paper products, rubber, tires, paint, animal waste, plastics, diapers, toxic materials or other matter consisting of solid waste as the term is defined in § 70-3 of the Code of the Township of Hempfield. (5) Outdoor fireplaces, grills, fire pits, and stone rings used exclusively for recreational purposes and/or for food preparation shall be exempt from these regulations, provided, however, that said outdoor fireplaces, grills, fire pits, and stone rings shall not be located closer than 15 feet to any property line. [Amended 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-05] (6) Bonfires for amusement purposes shall be permitted only upon the specific approval of the Fire Code Inspector and/or Code Enforcement Officer; and they shall not be located closer than 50 feet to any structure or 30 feet to any property line. [Amended 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-05] The entire codefied ordance can be found at www.hempfieldtwp.com, using the “Doing Business” tab, scroll to Municple Code and then to Part II General Legislation, under CHAPTER 47 Fire Safety. 10

Carbon Station 421 Juniper Street, Greensburg, PA Fort Allen Station 4532 State Route 136, Greensburg, PA Grapeville Station 2528 Newark Street, Grapeville, PA Hannastown Station 189 Front Street, Hannastown, PA Hempfield #2 Station 421 Thornton Avenue, Greensburg, PA High Park Station 402 Baughman Avenue, Jeannette, PA Midway/St. Clair Station 1966 Broadway Avenue, Greensburg, PA North Hempfield Station 1284 Business Route 66, Greensburg, PA West Point Station 100 Volunteer Drive, Greensburg, PA


25th Annual HempfieldGreensburg

Fire Prevention Day Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Westmoreland Mall

FREE HOT DOGS & SODAS!

Presented by Fire Departments of: n Hempfield Township n City of Greensburg in cooperation with Westmoreland Mall Large Equipment Display & Live Demonstrations! Engine Pumpers • Ladder Trucks • Utility Vehicles Command Posts • Children’s Fire House • Vehicle Rescue Vehicles 911 Display • Rescue Demonstration • Fire Extinguisher Training 11


Hempfield Township Athletic complex

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

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.

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Concerts in the Park

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: September 6; November 11, 25, and 26; December 24, and 31 • 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 - HTAC Modified Hours: September 6 (closed), November 25 (closed), December 24 (closed at 2:00 pm), December 25 (closed), December 31 (closed at 4:00 pm) n Rental Options: • Open Court Time - $5.00 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. n Exercise Classes & Adult Pick-Up Sports • See Wellness & Fitness Programs on page 13 & 14 for more details about the programs

Saturday, September 4th n

Jane West & Joe Golden - 6:00 PM Flying Blind - 8:00 PM

Saturday, September 18 n

Aubrey Burchell - 5:00 PM Antz Marching: A Tribute to the Dave Matthews Band - 7:00 PM Derek Woods Band 9:00 PM

Free to Attend Lawn Seating, Coolers Welcome

MASK RECOMMENDED

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RESIDENT Registration begins for all Fall programs REGISTRATION BEGINS at 8:30 am online, at the Hempfield

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER

NON-RESIDENT non-residents include those who live REGISTRATION BEGINS in the surrounding communities

Monday, September 13, 2021

township Municipal Building, or Hempfield township Athletic Complex.

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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.

(i.e., Greensburg, Hunker, Manor, new Stanton, Youngwood)

In Person

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

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

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

Play, Play, Play! • Ages 2 – 3

Preschool 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 Park Activity Center

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

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$50.00 per session

5:30 pm –6:30 pm

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

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tuesday September 21 Evening Session november 9

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5:30 pm –6:30 pm

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tuesday September 21 10:00 am –11:00 am Morning Session november 9

Fee $50.00

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

Terrific Two’s & Three’s • Ages 2 - 3

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Music Makers • Ages 1 – 3

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Monday September 21 10:00 am –11:00 am Morning Session november 9

Date September 23 – november 11

Friday Friday

Date September 24 november 12 September 24 november 12

Age 1 year old 2 - 3 years old

Time 9:00 am – 10:00 am 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Fee $50.00 $50.00

Super Scientist • Ages 4 - 5 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 Day Wednesday

Date September 22 – november 10

Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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


Athletic, Fitness & Wellness Programs

Trips & Socials We are attempting to return to regular trips and social excursions. Visit our website for expanded offerings through the fall and winter!

All of our parks and recreation programs can now be found online by visiting the township website! For the latest programs, trips, and events visit www.hempfieldtwp.com.

Travel Lunch Bunch – Senior Program – 55 & Older 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.

Visit us on Facbeook @HempfieldTwp for additional program announcements and updates! Some of our exciting programs include: Yoga – Zumba – Volleyball – Swim Lessons – Dance – Pickleball and more!

September Lunch – Carol & Dave’s Roadhouse – Ligonier, PA Here at Carol & Dave's, we welcome guests with the classic menu items such as our mouth-watering filet mignon, Carol's Award-Winning Meatloaf, giant burgers, jumbo shrimp and more! While you're here, enjoy a refreshing beer or a savory entree. the best getaways always include great food and at Carol & Dave's you'll find a fun and memorable dining experience. Price includes transportation only. Limit: 20 participants

Skills & Drills • Ages 8 – 12 this program is designed for youth aged 8-12, as an opportunity to continue to learn and build upon their basketball skills. Skills & drills focuses on basketball fundamentals, while introducing fun, practical team concepts. Instructor: Zach Freeman Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex Day Monday Monday

Date november 1 november 29 november 1 november 29

Age 8 - 10 years old 11 - 12 years old

Time 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Day Wednesday

Fee $60.00 per session $60.00 per session

tuesday tuesday

Age 7 - 9 years old 10 - 13 years old

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

Day Wednesday

Fee $40.00 per session $40.00 per session

tuesday tuesday

Age 7 - 9 years old 10 - 13 years old

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

Date october 13

Departure 10:30 am

Return 2:00 pm

Fee $20.00

Juniper Grill was established on the principles of creating a cozy, yet modern, atmosphere. our menu was developed from a wide variety of American Cuisine with a Southwest Flair. our Chef’s prepare everything from scratch using only the best products available. Price includes transportation only. Limit: 20 participants

Encourage your children to 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 Date September 7 october 26 September 7 october 26

Fee $20.00

November Lunch – Juniper Grill – Murraysville, PA

Friday Night Fun and Fitness for Kids • Ages 7 – 13

Day

Return 2:00 pm –

From the classic Smorgasbord to the new American fare menu for fine dining, welcome to the new oakhurst! oakhurst Grille & Event Center has kept the traditions going strong while striving to make your experience memorable. We aim to be known for our fresh ingredients, burgers prepared daily, homemade breads and desserts, soups made from scratch, and our always changing daily chef specials. Price includes transportation only. Limit: 20 participants

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 Date September 7 october 26 September 7 october 26

Departure 11:00 am

October Lunch – Oakhurst Grille & Event Center – Somerset, PA

Speed Agility Quickness for Kids • Ages 7 – 14

Day

Date September 8

Day Wednesday

Date november 10

Departure 10:30 am

Caring for students today, tomorrow, together.

Fee $40.00 per session $40.00 per session

DRIVERS WANTED Apply at FirstGroupCareers.com or call 724-523-8600

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Return 2:00 pm

Fee $20.00


or Treat Trunk sunday, october 24th

FALL FAMILY NIGHT

2Pm – 4Pm | Hempfield Park

Saturday, october 2nd 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Hempfield park

Free community event! Decorate your car trunk & bring treats to hand out to the kids prizes awarded for trunk decorating & costume contest

bonfire, Hayride, and pumpkin Decorating All attending Free to all MUST register Township residents.

Registration required for each car & participant

Trick-or-Treating

Always on Sunday, October 31 Halloween! 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

in HempFieLD

2021-2022 Hempfield Recreation Indoor Soccer Leagues registration Fee: $225 Registration Closes: Monday, oct. 25th for u10 – u12 Divisions

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Nov. 21 – Jan. 30

Friday, nov. 12th for High School & Adult Divisions

Additional program and events can be found online at www.hempfieldtwp.com

Age Group / Division u10 Co-Ed (2011 or 2012 Birthyear) u12 Girls & Boys (2009 or 2010 Birthyear) u14 Girls & Boys (2007 or 2008 Birthyear)

No. of Games

Min/Max No. of Teams

Game Day

Game Times

Start Date

6

4/6

Saturday

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

nov. 8th

6

4/6

Saturday

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

nov. 8th

6

4/6

Saturday

10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

nov. 8th

High School Girls

10

4/6

Sunday

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

nov. 21st

High School Boys

10

4/6

Sunday

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

nov. 21st

Adult Co-Ed (18+)

10

4/8

Sunday

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

nov. 21st

the top four (4) teams from each division make the playoffs. teams pay officials/refs $20 (u10-u12) & $25 (u14-Adult) per regular season game. Hempfield twp. pays officials/refs for all playoff games.

The Return of Adult Pick-Up Sports! 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:             Location: Fee:       

18+   Hempfield township Athletic Complex          HtAC membership and $3.00 at the front desk

Summer Schedule: Through October 31 Pickleball:

Beginner Pickleball: Volleyball: Basketball:

tuesday tuesday thursday Friday Wednesday Friday Wednesday thursday

Winter Schedule: November 1 – March 31

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

Soccer: Pickleball:

Beginner Pickleball: Volleyball: Basketball:

Times are subject to change due to programs, events, and state guidelines. 15

Monday tuesday tuesday thursday Friday Wednesday Friday Wednesday thursday

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm 9:00 am – 11:00 am 8:00 pm – 10:00 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 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


collecting: new, unwrapped toys collection Dates: november 1, 2021 thru December 6, 2021 Drop off Locations: Hempfield Township municipal building & Hempfield Township Athletic complex in need of: Ages 0-12 years toys for tots accepts a wide variety of novelties and toys each year, but this holiday season, they are advocating for book donations in order to meet the needs of literacy programs across the nation.

For More Info Visit: jeannette-PA.toysfortots.org

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our c Santa claus t hild with a letter from his christma To have your s Season. child re ceive a letter from Santa, register on o ur website: www.hempfi eldtwp.com Township resi dents only.

HOLIDAY CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW

6TH ANNUAL

Saturday, December 4th 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Santa In The Park

Hempfield Township Athletic Complex 220 Forbes trail Road, Greensburg, PA 15601

Friday, December 3 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Hempfield park

Join Us For... Local Shopping, Concessions, 50/50 and Basket Raffle

Join Santa as he transforms the park for the holiday season. Come and enjoy holiday treats, caroling, horse drawn carriage rides and the opportunity to visit with Santa. Free to all All attending Township residents MUST register

Additional program and events can be found online at www.hempfieldtwp.com

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Sports & Leagues Adult Co-Ed Kickball League • Ages 18+

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League • Ages 18+

Join us on Wednesday’s as we kick off fall with our nEW adult kickball league! All games are played at Hempfield Park on the newly rehabilitated upper Field. Join as a team, or as an individual and re-live your best recess memories!

Get ready to start the fall off right and join us for this healthy, fun alternative on Monday nights! 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. Activities held at Hempfield twp. Athletic Complex (220 Forbes trail Road, Greensburg, PA 15601).

After the game, enjoy discounts from local tap rooms & restaurants around the area before or after games, when wearing your jersey. Location: Hempfield Park – upper Field Team Requirement: Minimum 10 players, Minimum 4 Co-Ed players per game line-up League Information: 8 games guaranteed t-Shirt included with registration Day

Day

Fee $200.00 per team, September 13 – Monday 5:45 pm & 6:45 pm $15.00 official fee november 1 per game, maximum of eight (8) teams

Date

Game Times Registration Fee team $270 per team Wednesday September 1 - 6:00 pm – october 20 9:00 pm individual $25 per player

Date

Time

2021 Hempfield Recreational Fall Soccer Players take part in an 8-week instructional play program. Younger age groups learn the skills they need to help establish the fundamental part of their game. no prior experience needed, beginners welcome. All age groups are Co-Ed. Age

Days

Date

Fee

U5 (2017 Birth Year)

Saturday

Sept. 11 – oct. 30

$45

U6 (2016 Birth Year)

Saturday

Sept. 11 – oct. 30

$45

U8 (2014 or 2015 Birth Year)

tuesday & Saturday

Aug. 31 – oct. 30

$65

Sept. 1 – oct. 30

$65 $10 non-resident fee

U10 (2012 or 2013 Birth Year) Wednesday & Saturday

Registration Ends Aug. 20th. Late Registration Ends Aug. 27th ($20 late fee). Activities held at Hempfield Park & Swede Hill Park.

2020-2021 Hempfield Recreation Basketball

TEAM SPONSORS NEEDED! CALL PARKS DEPARTMENT FOR MORE INFO

Registration Closes: l 5-12th Grade – Wednesday, nov. 17th • Late Registration - Monday, nov. 22th ($20 Late Fee) l Kindergarten-4th Grade – Wednesday, Dec. 1st • Late Registration - Monday, Dec. 6th ($20 Late Fee) Grade Age 4 – Kindergarten

Price

No. of Games

Instructional Play Days

Practice Nights

Game Days/Nights

Start Date

Finish Date

$45

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Saturday (8 sessions)

-

-

Jan. 8, 2022

Feb. 26, 2022

Grade 1 & 2

$65

-

Saturday (8 sessions)

-

-

Jan. 8, 2022

Feb. 26, 2022

$65

6

-

tuesday

Saturday

Jan. 8, 2022

Feb. 26, 2022

$70

10

-

$70

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-

Wednesday & Saturday thursday & Saturday

$80

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Wednesday & Saturday thursday & Saturday tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday

Player Workouts Player Workouts Player Workouts

Grade 3 & 4 Boys & Girls Grade 5 & 6 Boys & Girls Grade 7 - 9 Boys & Girls Grade 10 – 12

$10 non-Resident Fee

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March 12, 2022 March 12, 2022 March 12, 2022

Player workouts are scheduled for the week of Dec. 6th for the 5-6th, 7-9th and 10-12th grade divisions. All players in these divisions must attend one (1) workout session to play-in the league. 17


Hempfield Area School District Message from the Superintendent As the 2021-2022 school year approaches, we are looking forward to welcoming our students and staff back to what we hope will be a more “normal” school year. The past school year was a challenge for all. Despite these challenges, much progress has been made on the feasibility study.

Dr. Tammy S. Wolicki, Superintendent of Schools

mechanical, plumbing, energy efficiency, and security. As was shared in the Fall 2020 issue of Headlining Hempfield, the needs of the Hempfield Area High School and Harrold Middle School are of particular concern due to the needed repairs and anticipated costs of such repairs. An additional aspect of the study is to analyze and further develop the goals and visioning of the District. This information becomes the criteria to which any potential facilities projects will be compared to assure any renovations or a new building supports the District’s purpose. A workshop was held with teachers, principals, and administrators to learn how the current facilities do or do not support current goals and to gather input for visioning. School directors and central office administration participated in a similar workshop for the same purpose.

In December 2020, SitelogiQ and Core Architects were approved to complete a district-wide feasibility study to provide an analysis of each structure owned by the school district and to identify anticipated needs so that a long term financial plan can be developed. The engineers and architects of these firms have prepared a comprehensive analysis of the systems and equipment needs, including electrical,

The feasibility study is anticipated to be completed by November 2021. The outcome of the feasibility study will include options to address short and long term needs and associated costs. The public will have an opportunity to provide input.

Architects Ryan Pierce and Pete Szymanski facilitate a workshop for teachers, principals, and administrators to develop goals, priorities, and visioning in the library of Fort Allen Elementary School on July 22, 2021

History of Hempfield Area Senior High School While we are looking forward to a brighter future, a group of Hempfield Area High School students have been looking to the past. The 2020-2021 school year included a new elective course for Hempfield Area Senior High School seniors called “The Hempfield Project.” High School English teacher and department chair, Mr. Jim Steeley proposed the idea for the course to create a documentary of the history of the Hempfield Area High School. Course participants are researching to collect an oral and visual history of the memories of former students, athletes, coaches, and administrators. While the pandemic limited progress of the initial phase of the process, the students were successful in obtaining both a number of interviews and limited archive material. In the first year of the course, students interviewed several alumni. Mr. Steeley conducted additional interviews with former coaches and other alumni.

His father dedicated twenty-five of his thirty-five years of teaching to Hempfield as a teacher of social studies and as the department chair. Mr. Steeley, along with his children, are all Hempfield Area graduates. Mr. Steeley states, “I was born a Spartan, raised a Spartan, and have lived the life of a Hempfield Spartan. This is my gift back to this very special place.” As the project continues, Mr. Steeley is very interested in collecting historical documents related to the early years of the Hempfield Area Senior High School. If you have items that may be of interest, please email him at steeleyj@hasdpa.net.

Mr. Steeley is very passionate about this project as Hempfield holds a very special place in his heart both personally and professionally. His mother attended the Hempfield Area Senior High School as a junior when it first opened in 1956 and was a member of the second graduating class in 1958. 18


Hempfield Area School District Saving Lives Together

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

For more than fifty years students of the Hempfield Area Senior High School have supported the Red Cross with blood drives, collecting an average of 250 units of blood each school year. The tradition continued despite the pandemic, with some modifications to accommodate students on the hybrid high school schedule and to support the social distancing of donors. Participation in 2020 was such that an estimated 300 units of blood were collected, enough to save up to 900 lives!

Additionally, the Hempfield Area School District serves as a community blood drive partner by providing facilities and hospitality for two Hempfield Township Community Blood Drives held in June and August each year. Cletus McConville, Account Manager of Donor Services for the Red Cross coordinates the events. According to McConville, “the number of lives saved and the hope restored in the hearts of recipients and their loved ones is in the tens of thousands due to the partnership. The uplifting ripple effect of this lifesaving program at the Hempfield Area School District is astronomical and appreciated in ways you can only imagine by many people that you may never get to know. The overall impact of the American Red Cross blood program at Hempfield Area School District is absolutely incredible.”

Hempfield Area has been recognized as having the single largest student body participation of all high schools in the Greater Alleghenies Region of the American Red Cross Biomedical Arm of Service. In return for the ongoing support, the Red Cross awards scholarship money annually to the student council, sponsored by Hempfield Area Senior High School teacher Ryan The next donation event supported by the Hempfield Area School District is Wuslich. According to Wuslich, the value of the scholarship money, ranging scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the Fort Allen Elementary School between $1,000 to $3,000, is based on the volume of blood collected. on Baltzer Meyer Road. If you would like to participate in this event, or any Scholarship funds are divided evenly between the graduating senior student other donor event, please visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767. council officers in recognition of their efforts. In 2021, an “Elite Level Donor Program” was instituted to recognize students who have Each year the student council works closely with donated blood six times or the Red Cross to help save lives, and each year more during their high school Hempfield Area students answer the call with a huge years. These individuals are outpouring of support for this great tradition. Students recognized at a Senior Awards donated a total of 302 units of blood in four drives assembly at the conclusion of during the 2020-2021 school year, during the the school year and their names pandemic. Elite Level donors are recognized for are added to a commemorative donating at least six times in their high school career. plaque to be displayed in the Elite Level Donors for 2020-2021 include: high school. “It will be a great Clayton Anderson Gianna Richason testament to their giving spirit Bryce Andrascik Alexei Rosendale and an encouragement to future Lance Carleton Jacob Santamaria students to continue the Alex Livingston Sergei Scozio tradition,” states Wuslich. Matthew Miller Shane Welty

Substitute Positions Needed

It’s Official! HASD has been “Branded!” Ask any Hempfield Area student the school colors and the school mascot and you will very likely get a correct answer. View student sportswear and school spirit paraphernalia and you may see a variety of shades of the school colors and of different graphics of the Spartan. Does the Spartan head face left or right? Does it matter? A committee of teachers, staff members, administrators and school board members enlisted the support of Base Design Studio to develop official guidelines of the school colors, the logo, placement and direction of the logo, and font type. The recently adopted Brand Guidelines for the Hempfield Area School District provide clarity and promote the identity of the District. The school board approved the brand guidelines in July 2021 and they are now available on the District's website for public use. 19

The Hempfield Area School District is accepting applications for the following substitute positions: Substitute Teachers......$100/day - 1st 30 days; Day 31 - $120/day Substitute Nurses ........$100/day - 1st 30 days; Day 31 - $120/day (RN or LPN certification required) Substitute Custodians....................................................$12.50/hour Please visit www.hasdpa.ent>Our_District>Human_Resources for more information about required clearances and how to apply


Hempfield Area School District Hempfield Area Volunteer Team & School Physician

Welcome To West Point Elementary The Hempfield Area School District is welcoming Mrs. Lindsay Beresford Scarpo, as the new West Point Elementary principal. Mrs. Scarpo replaces Mrs. Audrey Dell, who retired at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year after thirty-one years of service to the school district.

Friday night football games require the support of many people. For the past twenty-one years, Dr. James Masterson has volunteered his time to be on the sidelines for all home and away contests as the school physician. Not only does Dr. Masterson personally volunteer his time to the Hempfield Area School District, but serves as a valuable resource for student athletes throughout the region as the leader of the Excela Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department.

Mrs. Scarpo, a Hempfield Area School District alumni, brings much experience and knowledge as the former Elementary Principal of Mountain View Elementary in the Greater Latrobe School District. She was the Elementary Associate Principal for eight years in the Greensburg Salem School District. Previous to entering administration, Mrs. Scarpo taught elementary special education, also in the Greensburg Salem School District. Mrs. Scarpo holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania Her administrative and teaching experiences will support the students of the Hempfield Area School District for years to come. Mrs. Scarpo is excited to return to her alma mater where she was a student athlete on the swim team and after graduation coached the Spartan Diving team for ten years. Mrs. Scarpo lives locally with her husband and four children. Mrs. Scarpo shares that she is looking forward to being in her home school district and becoming a part of the West Point Elementary community.

Dr. Masterson loves working with kids. He most values supporting athletes who suffer concussions which temporarily impact their lives. His passion is to assure that their conditions improve and they will be able to resume normal activity. “I hope we are avoiding some catastrophic short term, and potential long term, issues by having a protocol in place to make as certain as possible that our athletes are ready to return to play when they are cleared,” stated Dr. Masterson. He cautions the return to normal activities too soon at the risk of repeated injury before the brain fully heals is of major concern. Athletics have been a long-standing part of Dr. Masterson’s life as a child and father. He graduated from Keystone Oaks High School in the South Hills where he was a high school wrestler. Apart from wrestling, he played just about every other sport recreationally. He attended athletic events to cheer on his two daughters, Carlie and Lexi, both graduates of Hempfield Area Senior High School. Carlie played tennis and Lexi was a pole vaulter. He proudly shares that Lexi’s pole vault team won a state title and she is in the Lady Spartan Track Hall of Fame. Lexi attended Penn State University where her team won three Big Ten championships, and she won a Big Ten individual silver medal.

Confidentiality of Student Records

Mrs. Lisa Brose, long-time Hempfield Area Athletic Trainer, works closely with Dr. Masterson. She states, “Throughout the twenty-one years that I have known Dr. Masterson, he has proven himself to be a highly accomplished physician, who is dedicated to continually enhancing his knowledge of concussion management and sport medicine injuries. We are so honored to have Dr. James Masterson as our team physician for the past twenty years and look forward to his leadership of our medical team for many years to come. Our student athletes are so fortunate to be in his excellent care.” Hempfield Area Director of Athletics, Brandon Rapp offered, “Dr. Masterson’s level of dedication to the Hempfield Area Community is invaluable, but as a leader of the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department at Excela Health, his impact on interscholastic athletics reaches far beyond what can be seen on a Friday night in the fall. His expertise and overwhelming commitment to student-athletes is unmatched, and we are grateful and proud to call him a Spartan!”

The privacy rights of parents, students, and student records are mandated by Federal and State regulations as well as District policy. The complete explanation of these rights, the student records involved, and the procedures for the access and release of these records can be found in the district student handbooks or on our website at www.hasdpa.net and selecting Our District>School Board>Policies and selecting Policy #216.

When asked why he volunteers his time to work with the athletes, Dr. Masterson replies, “I really feel that it is a privilege to work with student athletes. I would tell anyone that is worried about our future to come spend a day with me. I see a bunch of impressive young people every day.” 20


Hempfield Area School District

TOP Jillian L. Brockhoff Paula I. Brown

GRADUATES

Nicholas B. Haubrick Liberty M. Nelson

Brooklyn A. Verelle

2021 Advanced Placement Awards Hempfield Area School District is proud to announce that forty-two students have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the college board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Exams.

The following twelve students earned the AP Scholar with Distinction Award: Jonathan R. Bodenschatz Jillian L. Brockhoff Nicholas B. Haubrick Amber R. Krape

William M. Krueger Noah K. Lohr Tyler J. Martin Liberty M. Nelson

Justin A. Novotney Ryaan Pal Samuel M. Radziwon Matt A. Smith

This award is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams completed, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams

The following eleven students earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award: Kloe M. Bigelow Cooper Cernuska Sean M. Gordon Jordan Henehan

Elizabeth M. Martorella Zachary D. Nickischer Vincent J. Pettinato Daniel L. Sierk

Sydney E. Spino Caleb H. Stoltenberg Brooklyn A. Verellen

This award is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams completed, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams

The following nineteen students earned the AP Scholar Award: Clayton M. Anderson Corinne M. Bringe Emily D. Domonkos Cole J. Frederickson Hannah E. Fruehstorfer Taylor Hall Leah M. Kern

Fredrick L. Kudrick Seth R. Maloney Emily McCaffrey Adam R. McCauley Jessica L. Mitchell Carolyn L. Mueller Tyler C. Mull

Rachel E. Ryan Nolan R. Stamford Kapryce M. Struble Anna J. Taylor Christian A. Zilli

This award is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams

Special Education Services for Exceptional Children HASD provides a free, appropriate public education to exceptional children. In compliance with State and Federal laws, HASD will provide protected handicapped children without discrimination or cost to the student or family those related aids, services, or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefit of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the student’s abilities. Complete details of this process can be found in the district student handbooks or on our website at www.hasdpa.net and selecting Academics> Special Education.

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Hempfield Area School District Coach Kalp Announces Retirement After More Than 50 Years done. So it’s time to let somebody that does and can commit to the program to do what needs to be done.” He also identifies the players, specifically the pitchers, as contributing to his decision. “We have always gravitated our decision towards our pitching. You get a good pitcher, you want to see her through until she graduates.” The team currently has two pitchers who will be sophomores. “You would like to think you could continue to do this forever, but that isn’t a reality. I’ve always said in my own mind, don’t hang on and ruin a good thing. This is just the right time,” states Coach.

The Hempfield Area School District girls softball team will have a change in coaching after twenty-five years under the direction of Head Coach Bob Kalp, who announced he is retiring after leading a highly successful program. Bob Kalp graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1967 and was employed as a chemistry teacher for the Hempfield Area Senior High School. He was drafted into military service in 1968 and returned to teaching in 1970. He retired from the school district in 2004. When hired in 1967, he began coaching basketball as an assistant junior varsity coach. He continued coaching basketball for the next thirty-seven years. In 1991, while still coaching basketball, he became an assistant for the girls softball team. For more than a decade, he coached both sports. He recalls leaving one practice and going directly to another. He assumed the head girls softball coaching position in 1997 and continued through 2021, with assistant coaches Dick Albright and Ray Mello and numerous volunteers. During Coach Kalp’s career, he inspired student athletes to become their personal best both on and off the field. Morgan Ryan, former team pitcher and captain shared, “Coach Kalp is the type of coach that has a bigger impact on players off the field than on the field. He pushes us to be our best and improve on the field, but the lessons he instills in his players about how to approach the game of life are far more meaningful. He helped me gain a new perspective on softball which made me a better player, teammate, and person. I know I can speak for other former players along with myself when I say that it was an honor to play under Coach Kalp during his historic career at Hempfield.”

Coach Kalp anticipates he will most miss the camaraderie with the kids and the coaches. He shared that he won’t miss the early eight o’clock practices, the heartwrenching defeats, or the situations when the players were injured and unable to participate. He considers the assistant coaches and the team to be like another family. He plans to spend his time with his five grandchildren and will attend future softball games as a “silent” fan.

When asked of his fondest coaching memories, Coach Kalp replied that it is impossible to pick out a particular year or team, but rather what he calls the “entire process.” According to Coach, “it is the kids, the volunteer coaches, getting invited to weddings, hearing from former players, and following up with players still coaching at the college level,” that he most cherishes. He identifies the first PIAA championship in 1999 as “getting over the hump.” This was only the beginning of the team’s winning record as future teams would include three more PIAA championships in 2016, 2017, and 2018. WPIAL champions were earned in 1998, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. The challenges throughout his coaching career included securing assistants and volunteers. Coach Kalp stated, “We couldn’t do it without the volunteers. Without them, it wouldn’t happen. Keeping a staff is the biggest challenge.” The time commitment of volunteer coaches is monumental as the coaching season far exceeds the months of play. Kalp identifies the time commitment and energy needed for a quality program as his reason for retiring at this time. He states, “Each passing year, you get older and older. When you do something that you really like, you don’t like to see the quality of what you can do gradually fade away from what needs to be done. You can still run a program, and it just wouldn’t be quite as good. It comes to a point where you don’t have the energy all the time to do what needs to be 22


Hempfield Area School District HASD Foundation Funds Gives Over $57 Thousand for Scholarships and Educational Grants The Foundation Funds Committee is charged with: l Meeting six times per year l Developing the criteria and applications for scholarships, educational grants, and special district projects l Selecting scholarship and educational grants for funding l Choosing special district projects to receive funding l Organizing and holding fundraisers l Selecting and approving new Foundation Funds’ Committee Members l Soliciting donations for the Funds

The Hempfield Area School District Scholarship and Charitable Foundation Funds, established in 2011 to provide financial assistance to graduates pursuing post-secondary education and fund educator-designed enhanced learning experiences, has awarded over $57,000 in scholarships, grants, and special district projects to district students and staff since its inception. None of these can be funded through the normal school budget. Awarding of funds began in the 2013-14 school year. As of the start of this school year, the following have been funded: $14,000 in fourteen (14) scholarships to academically outstanding graduating senior students who demonstrated a commitment to community service, l $36,100 in educational grants to teachers who enhanced the learning experience for hundreds of students in their classrooms, and l $7,500 for three (3) special district projects l

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC) was chosen to manage and invest the monies for the district. They also extend non-profit status to the school district for these purposes. All materials and activities involving these funds must be approved by the Foundation Funds Committee and the CFWC liaison.

In 2013 the district’s school board authorized a Foundation Funds Committee to develop and manage Foundation Funds’ monies to be used for student scholarships, educational grants for district staff, and special district projects (Policy No. 913). That same year a Foundation Funds Committee was formed. Today this committee includes several community members (many former Hempfield Area graduates), a representative from the Hempfield Area Education Association, two school board members, the district superintendent, and the business manager.

Want to join? The Foundation Funds Committee is seeking interested business and other community members who want to help. They especially encourage former graduates or parents of graduates to consider joining their team. Membership applications are on the district webpage @ www.hasdpa.net. Completed applications are to be sent to: Pam Gibasiewicz at HASD, District Office, 4347 State Route 136, Greensburg, PA 15601.

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Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling 355 Pleasant Unity Mutual Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 www.westmorelandcleanways.org • info@westmorelandcleanways.org 724-879-4020

Hours of Operation: Mondays Noon – 5 p.m., Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2nd Sat. of each Month, 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, sponsors and promotes programs that address the proper disposal of solid waste through education, recycling, special collections, and the cleanup of illegal dumpsites and littered areas throughout Westmoreland County.

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For the most up -to- date information about recycling opportunities here and across the county, including our services and the items collected at our recycling center, please visit our website, Facebook page, or give us a call. The office is normally open Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00.


Have fun this fall and join us for FREE programs at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library. Advanced registration is required for most programs. For more information and to register online, visit our website www.ghal.org using the Event Calendar or by calling the main Library at 724-837-5620. This is just a sampling of some of our many quality programs for babies, children, teens and adults. Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ghalibrary for the latest updates about our renovation project and programs added to the schedule.

YoutH PRogRamS: Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6:00 PM at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library

We Love You Clifford! (IN-PERSON) ages 3-5

Clifford is one amazing dog! He’s ten feet tall, red, and a great friend! Let’s celebrate one of our favorite dog characters from books, TV shows, and now a movie!! Please wear red to the program to celebrate Clifford!

Tuesdays September 14 - November 2 at 6:00 PM via Zoom

Introduction to American Sign Language for Teens and Adults (VIRTUAL)

ages 13 & up This 8-week class is for anyone ages 13 & older. Our instructor, local Deaf college student, Hannah Ahearn, will teach us basics of how to communicate using American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Participants will be able to borrow a textbook for the duration of the class and must return it when class is finished. Since we will be building on skills learned, weekly participation is important, so please only register if you are able to commit to attending at least 7 of the 8 sessions.

Mondays, September 20 - November 29 at 10:30 AM-11:30 AM at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library

Story Time for 3-5 Year Olds (IN-PERSON @ GREENSBURG) ages 3-5

Come join Miss Patty for fun with stories, crafts and more!

Tuesdays, September 21 - November 30 at 10:30 AM-11:30 AM at the Youngwood Area Library Story Time for 3-5 Year Olds (IN-PERSON @ YOUNGWOOD) ages 3-5 Come join Miss Patty for fun with stories, crafts and more! Wednesdays, September 22 - December 1 at 3:00 PM-4:00 PM via Zoom Story Time for 3-5 Year Olds (VIRTUAL) ages 3-5 Come join Miss Patty for fun with stories, crafts and more at our virtual story time! Thursdays September 23 - December 2 at 10:30 AM at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library

Wednesday, September 15, October 27, November 17 and December 1 at 6:00 PM via Zoom Read Between the Pages (VIRTUAL) Students in grades 5-8 Calling all readers! Come hang out with the best book club around! When you join this book club, you’ll get to vote on what books we read, exciting activities we do and the experts we’ll meet. Members will receive a FREE copy of the book that the group discusses and a FREE kit of all the materials needed to participate in the activities. This year-long program is grant funded thanks to the generosity of the Standard Charitable Foundation.

Baby/Toddler Story time (IN-PERSON @ GREENSBURG)

Come have some fun with your little ones. Enjoy some Songs, Movement and Story Time for babies through two-year-olds. Book selections and song lyrics provided to support you and your child’s early literacy journey. Saturday October 16 from 1-3 PM at St. Clair Park Amphitheater

Mondays Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 22, Dec. 6, Dec. 20 at 6:00 PM via Zoom

Pumpkin Patch Walk (IN-PERSON @ ST. CLAIR PARK IN GREENSBURG)

Read to Succeed: Preschool Edition (VIRTUAL) ages 4-5

Join us for a fun program taught by a local kindergarten teacher for preschoolers to learn foundational skills needed for kindergarten success including writing their names, letter, number, and shape recognition, and basic rhyming words. This program is supported thanks to the generosity of the Greensburg Kiwanis Club.

Children & their families The Pumpkin Patch Walk is back at St. Clair Park! All children and their families are invited to join your library friends for a fun celebration of fall and literacy at the Amphitheater in St. Clair Park. The library and community organizations will have lots of fun, fall activities, games, and crafts. And of course, pumpkins!

Wednesday Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Dec. 22 at 6:00 PM at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library

Read to Succeed: Preschool Edition (IN-PERSON) ages 4-5

Join us for a fun program taught by a local kindergarten teacher for preschoolers to learn foundational skills needed for kindergarten success including writing their names, letter, number, and shape recognition, and basic rhyming words. This program is supported thanks to the generosity of the Greensburg Kiwanis Club.

Thursday, October 21 at 6:00 PM at The Greensburg Hempfield Area Library Creepy Crafts for Teens (IN-PERSON @ GREENSBURG) ages 12-18 Haunt your own house with creepy crafts that you made yourself. Bring your ideas for spooky stuff and we’ll provide the supplies to make your nightmares a reality! Thursday, December 2 evening at The Greensburg Hempfield Area Library Winter Wonderland (IN PERSON @ GREENSBURG) All ages Come walk down Candy Cane Lane at the library during Greensburg’s annual Luminary Night! 26


aDuLt FaLL PRogRamS aND BooK DISCuSSIoNS – 2021 Greenhouse Winery Book Discussion: “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro Date: Time: Location:

“A History of Pittsburgh Jazz: Swinging in the Steel City” presentation by authors Richard Gazarik and Karen Anthony Cole

Thursday, September 9 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Westmoreland Mall – Lower Level

Date: Time:

Library Fundraiser: An End of Summer Soiree!

Used Book Sale

Date: Friday, September 10 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Bella Terra Winery Contact Carolyn Domasky at 724-289-8348 to reserve tickets ($75). Tickets are limited

Dates:

Bag Sale:

Book Discussion: “The Convergence” by Chuck Carr Date: Time:

Thursday, September 16 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Dates: Tuesday, November 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Registration includes all four consecutive programs. Limit 15

Thursday, September 23 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Greenhouse Winery Book Discussion: “Circe, A Novel” by Madeline Miller

Book Discussion: “Daddy Came Home” by Peggy Loughner Fisher Date: Time:

Date: Time: Location:

Saturday, October 2 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Book Discussion: “His & Hers” by Alice Feeney Date: Time:

Thursday, November 18 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Library

Greenhouse Winery Book Discussion: “The Only Woman in the Room” by Marie Benedict

Thursday, October 7 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Date: Time: Location:

Greenhouse Winery Book Discussion: “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron Date: Time: Location:

November 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Closed Veterans Day $5.00 a bag: Wednesday, November 10 and Saturday, November 13

The Westmoreland Symphony Classical Encounters with Morrie Brand

Book Discussion: “Atomic Habits” by James Clear Date: Time:

Tuesday, October 26 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 14 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Westmoreland Mall – Lower Level

Thursday, December 9 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Library

Scottish Heritage Program featuring authentic costumes, dances, and stories: TBA All programs will be at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library unless noted.

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