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Posted by Liz Fetchin on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania  (Feb. 19, 2019) – In Leslie Chabala’s music classes, everyone is a producer. The music and computer science teacher at local high school Nazareth Prep puts the power in the hands of her students, giving them the technical skills, and the platform, to share their own musical creations.  The ninth graders in Chabala’s Music and Media class spend the first half of the year learning elements of music production. Using digital audio workstations like GarageBand, they... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019
This Spring, Nazareth Prep Principal, Joseph Oliphant, will participate in the School Retool Fellowship focused on Deeper Learning for all students. The goal of the professional development fellowship is to equip school leaders to hack the culture within their schools in order to ensure students are prepared for the real world.  What is Deeper Learning? Well, Deeper Learning is much of what Nazareth Prep seeks to offer students: relevant, real-world learning experiences, peer-to-peer learning... Read More
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019
On January 5, 2019 Nazareth Prep junior William Taylor made school history by being the first boys basketball player to hit the career milestone of 1,000 points.  Nazareth Prep went on to claim the win over Quigley Catholic with a score of 85 - 66. As a junior this is an extraordinary accomplishment. William is a scholar athlete who recently earned high honor roll during the first trimester.  In addition to thriving as a scholar athlete, William also leads the Nazareth Prep Sportsmanship... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
What does the clothing company Dolce and Gabbana have to do with Cultural Literacy?  In China, this huge Italian company is facing a sharp decline in both stores and online sales. In fact, the Chinese are posting videos online of themselves burning Dolce and Gabbana clothes or using them to clean toilets. All this backlash is the result of a culturally insensitive television commercial. In a CNN article, Lane Crawford, a Hong Kong-based fashion retailer, summed up the reason: “We believe that... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018
Last Tuesday, Sakiya and Xavier, both ninth graders at Nazareth Prep and recipients of the Art Rooney Memorial Scholarship, presented a painting to Ryan Shazier, the 2018 Ed Block Courage Award recipient.  The painting was a collaborative piece created by Nazareth Prep students and their Art Teacher, Amy Dimichele. The annual Courage House Luncheon is a fundraiser held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the support of Art and Greta Rooney.  Shazier was selected by his teammates... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
Pittsburgh high school Nazareth Prep first opened its doors just four years ago, but the small school already boasts a variety of path-breaking programs, from its in-depth internship model to a new mechatronics pre-apprenticeship. Among the Independent faith-based school’s offerings is also a diverse and growing athletics program.  While most other schools its size have small athletics departments or none at all, Nazareth Prep has invested in a program that offers students a variety of ways to... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
 
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018
What did you do this summer? This Summer I participated in a six week summer program called All Star Code.  The program teaches the basics of coding and web design.  My cohort, of about 15 students, met at the University of Pittsburgh. How did you learn about All Star Code? My teacher, Mrs. Lanas, encouraged me to apply to the program because she knew I am very interested in Computer Science. What did you enjoy most about the experience? I enjoyed meeting new friends and working in groups... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018
This school year, Mr. Chapman, the new College and Career Counselor at Nazareth Prep, introduced students to a resource called RaiseMe, which is a platform that helps high school students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school.  Over 250 colleges and universities have partnered with RaiseMe, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities, such as Carnegie Mellon University, Clarion University and Washington and Jefferson... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Since her first year at Nazareth Prep, Emily Yowonske has participated in transdisciplinary project-based learning (PBL) units with other members of the ninth grade team. This summer presented a opportunity for Yowonske to deepen her understanding of this progressive approach to learning through a three day workshop at Chicago Tech Academy entitled “Teaching with Project Based Learning.” Nazareth Prep and Chicago Tech Academy are both members of Schools That Can, an organization focused on... Read More

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