Students in grades 7–12 from around southwestern Pennsylvania entered the Young Playwrights Contest with hopes of having their scripts selected to be represented at the Young Playwrights Festival. One student in the IU1 area from Washington High School, Sasha Edwards, was selected to have her play represented at the annual festival.
IU1 Office Closing
Please note that Intermediate Unit 1 offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 through Monday, November 30, in observance of Thanksgiving Holiday.
- Cancelled: Tier 1 Effective Writing Practices
- Benedum CTE My Strategic Compass Training, 8:30 am
- Cancelled: PA-LETRS Module 6 Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension
- December 2015 Student Forum Meeting, 9:00 am
- Emergency Substitute, 12:00 pm
Two schools from the IU1 area were recognized by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program for their achievements: Bentworth High School and Canon-McMillan School District’s First Street Elementary.
On October 28, 2015, Chevron and Intermediate Unit 1—in coordination with The Fab Foundation—announced the launch of a fabrication lab that will serve Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. The IU1 Community Fab Lab will offer a permanent Fab Lab in Grindstone, as well as a mobile Fab Lab, which will give rural community school districts access to mobile technology and equipment that can be set up at their schools.
The Innovation and Design Blog connects Intermediate Unit 1’s diverse and creative resources with students, educators, and districts; assisting educators in developing innovative, forward-thinking approaches on effectively bringing design and technology into the classroom.
Intermediate Unit 1 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: