Scholarships Awarded to Class of 2017

The Bucks for Bucs Educational Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded scholarships to the following 2017 graduates of Chartiers-Houston High School.

Lloyd Salsberry Scholarship and
Sanctity of Human Life Scholarship
Ryan Anthony James

South Hills Toyota Reliability Scholarship and
Schweinebraten Bus Company Scholarship
Spencer Kelly Terling

Robert Stinespring Memorial Scholarship
Jacob J Ognibene

CH Girls Varsity Soccer Boosters Scholarship and Schweinebraten Bus Company Scholarship
Erin Marie James

Range Resources Scholarship
Tyler M Evans

Range Resources Scholarship
Jacob McCabe Cavallo

Chartiers-Houston School District Central Office Scholarship
Harlan Lee Shober

Sarah Porcaro Memorial Scholarship
Hunter Leigh Saieva

Bucks for Bucs Foundation Scholarship
Robert John Collins

Bucks for Bucs Foundation Volunteer Scholarship
Matthew Stephen Cimino

We extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our scholarship sponsors - the Tony & Emma Mobley Family, South Hills Toyota, Schweinebraten Bus Company, the Girls Varsity Soccer Boosters, Range Resources, the School District Central Office, the Estate of Sarah Porcaro - and to all of you in our community who help raise funds through our Spirit Wear Sale, 5k Race and Fun Walk, and the elementary school Sports Camp.

Congratulations to the entire 2017 graduating class of Chartiers-Houston High School!

Register for the April 8, 2017 Bucks for Bucs 5k Race and Fun Walk

The Bucks for Bucs 5K Race and Fun Walk begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. (arrive by 8:30 to sign in at the Senior High Gym or "Field House") and ends at the Chartiers-Houston High School stadium. The course runs through a safe, quiet residential neighborhood with rolling hills. The race ends back at the stadium with 300 meters on the stadium track! The 1 Mile Fun Walk will start a few minutes after the start of the 5K. The event also includes pre- and post-race food and drink for competitors as well as a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. Register by March 22, 2017 to guarantee your dry fit-style race shirt and goodie bag.

You can register on-line or by using this form 

 

Seeking Volunteers!

The Bucks for Bucs Educational Foundation, Inc. is seeking to fill the following volunteer positions. We have a core group of committed volunteers who will assist you and be there to answer any questions that may come up. We try to keep in-person meetings to a minimum as we know everyone is busy enough already! Most planning and communication can be done by emails or texts.

Scholarship Selection Coordinator – 1 opening - this individual will organize the scholarship selection process, including coordinating with the High School guidance office, staffing the Scholarship Selection Committee with eligible individuals (e.g., without any ties to members of the current graduating class), communicating with the Scholarship Selection Committee, and holding the Scholarship Selection Meeting. This person can be a voting member of the Scholarship Selection Committee, if eligible.

Race Coordinator – 1 or 2 openings - this individual or individuals will work closely with the Race Director, Justin Gavazzi (H.S. Cross Country Coach), to plan the Annual Bucks for Bucs 5k Race and Fun walk. Activities include obtaining permission to use the High School facilities, promoting the race, obtaining race sponsors, recruiting volunteers, setting up for the race, and working at the race on race day including registration table, raffles, and snack table. (Note that the Race Director is responsible for setting up the course, obtaining the race shirts, handling registrations both online and by paper, obtaining the timing company, and obtaining police approval). The 2017 race will be held in April or May.

Sports Camp Coordinator – 1 or 2 openings - this individual or individuals must have clearances and will work closely with the Sports Camp Director, Chuck Kloes (Elementary School Phys. Ed instructor), to plan the annual Bucks for Bucs Elementary Sports Camp. Activities including coordinating with the school administration, coordinating with the PFO’s summer camp (if applicable), promoting the camp, recruiting volunteers, obtaining a volunteer photographer, managing advance registration, obtaining snack donations, working on site at the camp each morning of the 4-day camp to register and dismiss children, hiring a nurse to be on site each day, and signing in volunteers. (Note that the Sports Camp Director, is responsible for setting up and conducting the actual sports camp activities.) The 2017 Sports Camp will be held in mid- to late- June.

Spirit Wear Coordinator – 1 or 2 openings – this individual will select the vendor and merchandise beginning in the summer with the Spirit Wear sale beginning in September, promote the sale, work at the Bucks for Bucs table at the Elementary School Open House to sell items, communicate with customers and the vendor, and ensure delivery to customers.

Educational Grant Coordinator – 1 opening – this individual will work closely with the officers and directors to launch an educational grant application process under which Bucks for Bucs will provide educational grants support educational programs within our school district. This is a new endeavor for our organization, and we are looking for someone who has the energy and creativity to make it a success!

Communications Coordinator – 1 opening – this individual will work closely with the Secretary and be responsible for the communications of the organization including the following: write and publish the newsletter, assist other members of the organization in promoting fundraisers, send out email communications to the mailing list using Vertical Response, maintain the bucksforbucs.org website using SquareSpace, and manage the Bucks for Bucs Facebook page.

If you have questions, please email bucksforbucs@gmail.com.

Fall 2017 Spirit Wear Sale Now through September 7

Check out our Spirit Wear shop online and order by September 7!

Paper order forms were also sent home with students at Allison Park Elementary School - those forms can be returned to the Elementary or High School Offices no later than September 7. Orders will be sent home with students in early October. If you don't have a child in school, we will contact you to make delivery arrangements. 

Start training now! Bucks for Bucs 5k Race and Fun Walk will be April 9, 2016

Sign up now! Go to Active.com or download the registration form and send it to PO 

The Bucks for Bucs 5K Race and Fun Walk begins and ends at the Chartiers-Houston High School stadium and runs through a residential neighborhood with rolling hills. The race ends back at the stadium with 300 meters on the stadium track! The event also includes pre- and post-race food and drink for competitors as well as a 50/50 and Chinese auction. 

Door prize tickets will be included with registration. Special Awards will be given to top three men and women overall in the 5k Race. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in following age categories for the 5K Race: 8 and under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. The 1 mile walk is for fun but feel free to time yourself! For more information go to www.BucksForBucs.org/events/

5K Course description:

1.) START on the hill next to press box at Chartiers-Houston Stadium.

2.) Follow upper stadium driveway and left exit through the gate.

3.) Make a right onto McGovern Road.

4.) Follow McGovern Road past Allison Park Elementary (on the left).

5.) Make a left to stay on McGovern Road.

6.) Make a right onto Adlin Ave. (Water station here) (baseball field to the left)

7.) Continue on Adlin Ave. (1 mile marker halfway up Adlin Ave.)

8.) Make a right onto Country Barn Road.

9.) Make a quick left onto Fair Meadow Circle and loop around cone back down Fair Meadow Circle.

10.) Left onto Adlin Ave. and continue on Adlin Ave.

11.) Make left at McGovern Road and right to stay on McGovern Road.

12.) Make a left onto Linda Lane (2 mile marker here)

13.) Make a right on Walnut Street.

14.) Make a right onto Green Street.

15.) Make a left onto McGovern Road.

16.) Make a quick left onto upper stadium driveway through the gate.

17.) Take upper stadium driveway down the hill to the Chartiers-Houston stadium track.

18.) Keep right around the outside of the fence.

19.) Enter track near the stadium entrance.

20.) Complete 300 meters on the track and FINISH at the finish line of the track. (3.1 miles)

 1 MIle Fun Course Description:

1.) START on the hill next to press box at Chartiers-Houston Stadium.

2.) Follow upper stadium driveway and left exit through the gate.

3.) Make a right onto McGovern Road

4.) Make right onto SIlver Maples Rd. (across front Elementary School)

5.) Make a right on Walnut Street.

6.) Make a right onto Green Street.

7.) Make a left onto McGovern Road.

8) Make a quick left onto upper stadium driveway through the gate and FINISH same as start line.