Steel Valley Middle School and 4th grade students from Park Elementary participated in the 2018-19 Math-A-Thon benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and raised $2,513.92. In addition, the teachers and staff members contributed for “St. Jude’s Jeans Days” and raised $665. This was the 28th consecutive year that the Middle School participated in the event with a contribution of nearly $70,000 to St. Jude to help them with their fight against childhood diseases. The Math-A-Thon is an educationally-based fundraising program; participating students obtained sponsors for the number of math problems they completed in special workbooks or online.
Mrs. Amanda Olson’s 8th grade classes competed against each other. The class that brought in the most donations won donuts for th
Congratulations to Diana Craycroft, a junior at Steel Valley High School, for her participation in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 1 Chorus Festival February 6-8. Diana’s voice combined with two hundred other vocalists from over fifty school districts in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. PMEA is a music education organization promoting musical development and advocacy for quality music programs in schools, fostering an appreciation of music, and recognizing music education as a lifetime activity. Diana is the daughter of Barbara and Gordon Craycroft of Munhall
Today, TFIM (The Future is Mine) hosted its first of many Career Cafes thanks to a POP grant from the Consortium from Public Education. Josh Taylor, a graduate of Schenley High School and Duquesne University joined us to discuss his career and career path.
Josh works for 93.7 the Fan, has his own Sports Talk Radio show and shared his journey with our students during our third period informal presentation.
Watch out for more opportunities to hear about various careers in the future or see Mr. Goga or Ms. Dunmire-Kuftic for more information! Thanks Josh for a worthwhile morning!
Pictured left to right: Marissa Hoesch (4th runner up), Madison Williams (3rd runner up), Brooklyn Sanders (queen), Hannah Lentz (1st runner up), Jamie Fossick (2nd runner up)
This year’s Steel Valley Homecoming Queen is Miss Brooklyn Sanders. Brooklyn is the daughter of Doreen and Les Sanders of Munhall. She was escorted by Cornell Ford, son of Sharon and Barry Ford of Homestead. Brooklyn’s activities include being a 4-year member of the girls soccer team, 4-year member of Honors Choir, 2-year member of French Club, and 1-year member of Student Council. Brooklyn plans to attend Kent State University with a major in fashion merchandising.
Erin has been called a “leader in education,” for her endless pursuit of learning, her support of her fellow educators, her spirit of collaboration, and her selflessness for the sake of her students. Erin acts as a teacher, a cheerleader, and a friend to her students to ensure their future success. She is also a support system to her peers and shares her classroom strategies with other teachers. In addition to her daily teaching responsibilities, Erin is the student government advisor for Steel Valley Middle School. She has organized efforts to raise $1,200 for the Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA, donate 500 pairs of socks to local homeless shelters and collect 300 books for elementary school book drives.
Nine students scored a 3 or higher on the AP Biology exam. They are pictured here (l-r): Rob Vinay, Leah Barnett, Megan Collins, Breanna Lewis, Haley Senich, Teacher Michelle Maddigan, Madison Forney, Allena Keller, and Quy Dinh. Not pictured: Taylor Mitchell