Above & Beyond

Photo of the gold cast of The Addams Family: A New Musical at Mt. Lebanon High School in costume.
Gold cast, from left: front row, Sebastian Gonzalez and Libby Chrystal; middle row, Walter Friberg, Tess Reinhart and Carter Fracul-Conti; back row, Josie Cosentino, Alex Farb, Declan Hedderman, Michael Mylen and Lilly Cheskawich. 
Photo of the blue cast of The Addams Family: A New Musical at Mt. Lebanon High School in costume.
Blue cast, from left: front row, Lex Bruder, Mattie McCarthy. Middle row, Elijah Brogdon, Devan Moore, Carter Fracul-Cont. Back row, Annie Herbay, Sean Stoner, Declan Hedderman, Carter Wagner, Elaina Berdyck;   /Photos:Ethan LaPlaca

THEY’RE CREEPY AND THEY’RE KOOKY The Addams Family will be visiting Mt. Lebanon High School. Based on characters created by Charles Addams, The Addams Family: A New Musical will grace the stage at 7:30 p.m., Thursday May 5 through Saturday, May 7, with an added 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, available online only, at www.mtlsd.org/district/fine-arts, with any remaining tickets sold at the door. The musical features two casts, one blue and one gold.

The Addams Family is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Tenecia Ross

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Tenecia Ross, Mt. Lebanon School District’s Director of Human Resources, has been selected by The Advanced Leadership Institute’s Executive Leadership Academy for the 2022 cohort. The cohort is composed of 25 members of corporate, government and nonprofit organizations throughout Pittsburgh.

Each year, experienced Black leaders participate in the academy,  through the Leadership Institute and Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Over the seven-month program, participants receive leadership development training and work to address challenges that Black professionals face in the workplace.


MELLON IS A TOP SCHOOL The Pennsylvania Association for Middle-Level Education has renewed Mellon Middle School’s status as a School to Watch. Evaluators consider factors such as academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and organizational structures and processes in awarding the designation.  Additionally, schools are selected for their strong leadership, teachers who work collaboratively to improve curriculum and instruction and share a commitment to assessment and accountability. The Association renews the designation every three years. Mellon is among 14 of 36 middle schools to achieve a repeat designation.

In June, Mellon Middle School will be recognized in Washington D.C. alongside other middle schools from throughout the country.


GREAT ALUMNI Mt. Lebanon High School is accepting nominations for the 2022 Great Alumni Award. This Mt. Lebanon High School Student Council initiative honors people who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments either personally or professionally after graduating from Mt. Lebanon High School. If you know of a Mt. Lebanon graduate who has significantly improved the lives of others, contributed significant volunteer work or public service, or achieved significant advancement in their professional field, visit www.mtlsd.org/about-us/district-news, search for “Great Alumni” and download a nomination form. Deadline for submission is April 15. Submit your nominations to Brittany Pack, BPack@mtlsd.net.

Timothy Meyers

Timothy Myers has been named president and CEO of Baptist Senior Family, the parent organization of two of Pittsburgh’s South Hills senior living and health care communities, Baptist Homes and Providence Point. Prior to coming to Baptist Senior Family, Myers was the CFO at Ingleside, the parent corporation of six entities in the greater Washington, D.C. area. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lycoming College, a postgraduate certificate in ancient history and religion from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a law degree from Rutgers University.


APPLY NOW Mt. Lebanon’s Junior Commissioner/Junior Board Member program is a great opportunity for high school students to learn more about public service and to have a voice in local government. Junior Commissioners must be rising juniors or seniors at Mt. Lebanon High School for the 2022-23 school year. The Commission will select two people, one for each semester. Junior board members can be sophomores, juniors or seniors and attend any public, private or home school. The Commission will pick several students, who can choose from among nine volunteer boards. Get more details and apply by July 8.

Holly Ferkett

IN MEMORIAM Mt. Lebanon Magazine mourns the loss of proofreader Holly Ferkett, who passed away from cancer in February. In addition to her work with the magazine, which be-gan in 2013, Ferkett was director of the Pleasant Hills Public Library for 17 years, retiring in 2007. She was a frequent participant in backyard bird monitoring projects, and raised and released monarch butterflies. We will miss her attention to detail.


PARKING RATES CHANGE Mt. Lebanon’s parking  rates  have changed, with the goal of encouraging drivers to use the garages for longer visits to our Washington Road business district. Turning the street spaces over quickly allows more people to access nearby parking for quick trips and short errands.

Cost for the North and South garages is $1.50 for one hour, $2.50 for two hours and $3.50 for three hours. Washington Road meters are $1 for the first hour, $4 for the second hour and $6 for the third hour. Garage parking is $1 Saturdays until 6 and free on Sunday.