English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language Program is available for those students who need support in acquiring the English Language. The primary goal of the ESL program is to increase the English language proficiency of limited-English proficient students so that they can participate fully in mainstreamed classes. To meet this goal the objectives of all instruction involve the development of speaking and listening skills in English and the development of corresponding reading and writing skills at an appropriate level of difficulty. The emphasis placed on various objectives varies somewhat depending on the needs of the individual student. An underlying objective involves helping the student understand and cope with his new cultural setting and providing a source of support as the student strives for increasing autonomy in his new culture.

The ESL Teacher is available in each district building. You may contact your building principal or the Director of Pupil Personnel and Special Services if you believe your child may be an English Language Learner and in need of ESL services.

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Recent News

The Steel Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. on December 12, 2018, in the Senior High School Library for the purpose of ratifying a collective bargaining agreement. The school district reserves the right to conduct other business that may be brought before them.

It has come to our attention that people have purchased school spirit items on Facebook ads and have been scammed through non-district sponsored sites.  They are selling championship tee-shirts and other miscellaneous items. Please DO NOT put yourself in a situation like this. Know who you are buying from!

Letter to Parents

November 26, 2018

With great sadness I must inform you that on Sunday, November 25, 2018, we learned that one of our High School Staff members, Mr. Randy Zirkle, had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Mr. Zirkle was a technology teacher at the High School, and he was extremely committed to his students. He will be missed.  Please select the header to read the attached letter from our Superintendent, Ed Wehrer.