Barrett & Park Kindergarten Registration packets are available in the elementary school offices or online at steelvalleysd.org.
Take a look at the videos to see the teachers and staff you'll be working with next year.
We can't wait for kindergarten!!!
Steel Valley kindergarten is open! Building knowledge, encouraging growth, measuring success. In kindergarten, that’s what we do. Click here to register for the 2021-2022 school year. Questions? Call the Steel Valley School District at 412-464-3600.
First graders have learned a ton this year from their wonderful teachers, but last week they learned a lot from one another! Each student spent time talking with their classmates about an animal they chose to research. They also showed everyone a model habitat they created!
The presentations were terrific, with students talking in a lot of detail about where their animal lives, what it looks like, what it eats, and how it catches its food. Students also shared the most interesting fact they learned about the animal they researched. Great job first graders!
The Class of 2021 spent the morning before their graduation day enjoying the company of each other with a catered breakfast, frozen drinks, and great raffle prizes before rehearsing for their commencement ceremony.
Senior Class Sponsor, Mrs. Beth McCallister, said, "the parent committee did a great job with fundraising and many local businesses generously helped to make this a memorable event for the seniors. We are so thankful for everyone who made this possible."
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit, The Grable Foundation, and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation honored 16 principals from Allegheny County as Penguins Most Valuable Principal (MVP).
This program, highlighting the amazing work done over this past year, recognizes principals who demonstrate an innovative approach to learning, a continuous strive for excellence and a passion for their school and students. This pilot program came into existence by recognizing the difficult and unprecedented times our local school systems had to endure amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Penguins MVP program is a way to recognize some hard working and deserving principals.
Congratulations to Kevin Walsh, Barrett Principal, on being named to this prestigious group of educators. Mr. Walsh was awarded with a monetary donation, courtesy of the Grable Foundation, to use for a school project of his choosing, as well and a Penguins Prize Pack consisting of Pens goodies, including a personalized jersey.
Last month you heard about the great things the first graders were doing as they got their hands (a little) dirty growing plants inside their classrooms and then planting them outside the school. They took things even further this week when they walked down Main Street to the big garden outside of the District's Administrative Offices. They got their hands more than a little dirty as they planted onions, and they were very excited to make friends with two ducks and a turtle! The kids not only had a lot of fun, but they learned a ton!
Congratulations to Barrett Elementary for completing all the requirements to be considered a “PA PBS Network Participating Site” during the 2020-2021 school year. This school year is like no other and so the network adjusted requirements to our “Recognition” system.
Barrett Elementary School has been for 12 years, but never identified ourselves as such.
Thank you for your commitment to creating a positive school climate EVEN during these unprecedented times.
Students in Mrs. Callahan’s home room spent time this week reading their chapter books in the Maria Heddleston Reading Area, which is located outside of Park Elementary on the corner of Main Street and Cambria Street.
Mrs. Heddleston was a wonderful educator and a dear friend to Mrs. Callahan and many other Park staff members. It is nice that students and staff are now able to read outside in the fresh air and remember this terrific person.
In their Social Studies classes, Second Graders have been studying the biographies of various influential leaders in Black History. Some of the many individuals they have studied are Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, and Barack Obama. Their Black History Month celebration this year is focused around being a "World Changer." Students took inspiration from the amazing work of those we studied and applied that knowledge to their own lives. Connecting to their Social Studies lessons, Mrs. Petro's ELA students were asked to think of ways they could use their voice to "change the world." Student responses varied-- from creating a world with no hunger, poverty, or homelessness to ending Coronavirus so we can all be happy, healthy, and safe. Students wrote an informative writing piece to share their vision for the future as well as worked collaboratively to create the attached video presentation on being a "World Changer." Enjoy!
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