Belief Statements

The Steel Valley School District believes that . . .

  • an educated citizenry is the foundation for a democratic society.
  • students, family, school, and community all share in the responsibility for education.
  • all people are capable of learning, and learning is a life-long process.
  • all individuals have equal intrinsic worth.
  • our Educational Program will foster enrichment, creativity, and a sense of self-worth.
  • education is the primary means through which individuals and society create and adapt to change.
  • the educational process requires active learning and innovation through the use of a wide variety of instructional methods and resources.
  • high expectations, positive attitudes, and concerted effort directly affect performance, and form the keystone for the entire education process.
  • role models are valuable because they affect behavior, learning, and achievement.
  • the respect of others is directly inter-related to the degree one respects oneself.
  • it is important for people to learn to work together because life is primarily interdependent.
  • a safe, stimulating, comfortable, caring, and attractive environment is conducive to learning.
  • effective governance and decision-making are based on mutual trust and respect and can be enhanced through a climate of open communications.
  • fiscal responsibility requires the judicious use of all available resources.
  • each person has his or her uniqueness, worthy to make special contributions.
  • education is the foundation for a democratic society to achieve.
  • all people are capable of learning in a variety of ways, at different times, but continually throughout life.
  • children are the most important resource for a community.
  • high expectations are critical for the success of education.
  • education should foster/enhance creativity.
  • the level of expectations has a significant impact on the level of achievement.
  • the respect of others is directly related to the degree that one respects oneself.
  • people need to get along with others.
  • people need self-esteem.
  • self-esteem is a basic need similar to food and shelter.

Recent News

Click on Header for the NOTICE OF SALE OF UNUSED AND UNNECESSARY VACANT LAND OF THE STEEL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT, BLOCK AND LOT 0181-B-00044 ON ALLEGHENY COUNTY'S REAL ESTATE PORTAL BY PUBLIC AUCTION ON JUNE 8, 2019 AT 1:00 P.M.

Click on header to see the Steel Valley School District’s Top 10 students along with their favorite quotes

The Banquet was held at St. John’s Cathedral Center on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.  This is an annual banquet held for Steel Valley seniors who have maintained a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and/or have been selected to receive one of the many local scholarship awards.  The guest speaker, Ms. RyKai Wright, gave the audience a positive message about the many paths that you can take to find your way to success and to continue to persevere even through adversity.