Communication News

Two Steel Valley School District students enrolled in the Cosmetology Program at Steel Center for Career & Technical Education competed in a Fantasy Contest this past fall at the August Wilson Center. At the competition, they created hair, makeup, nail, and costume designs.  The event was part of the Student Cosmetology Expo. The two Steel Valley students were on “Team Knight” where they created a dark version of Alice in Wonderland.  Madison Rose created nail designs, and Caitlyn Dominowski was on the hair team. Both teams earned first place trophies and cash prizes.

Two Steel Valley School District students enrolled in the Cosmetology Program at Steel Center for Career & Technical Education competed in a Fantasy Contest this past fall at the August Wilson Center. At the competition, they created hair, makeup, nail, and costume designs.  The event was part of the Student Cosmetology Expo. The two Steel Valley students were on “Team Knight” where they created a dark version of Alice in Wonderland.  Madison Rose created nail designs, and Caitlyn Dominowski was on the hair team. Both teams earned first place trophies and cash prizes.

Steel Valley High School Senior Brady Miller signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Goldey–Beacom College in Delaware.   Miller is the son of Joe and Cortney Miller of Munhall and has been the starting catcher for the Ironmen since day one of his freshman year.  During his career with the Ironmen, Miller’s batting average was (.341) with 46 home runs and he’s thrown out over 33 percent of would-be base stealers over his three years.   Miller was voted all-section catcher as a sophomore when he helped lead the Ironmen to a 10-0 section record.   Good Luck Brady!

Enjoy the Holidays by Attending a Steel Valley School District Holiday Concert! ​ Munhall, PA – Make your holidays a little brighter by enjoying one or more of the following special events presented by the Steel Valley Music Department; admission is free!

Steel Valley SADD decorated a DUI Dedication Tree to help spread the word about the importance of being very mindful about NOT driving while impaired during this holiday season and always. The tree represents the following data from Allegheny County from 2017: • The 1,083 lights on the tree represent the number of Impaired Driving crashes in 2017. • The 22 gold ornaments represent the number of Impaired Driving fatalities in 2017 • The 124 red bows represent the number of Impaired Driving crashes during the holiday season in 2017. Thankfully, there are no red ornaments on the tree which would represent the number of Impaired driving fatalities during the holiday season in 2017.

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!

The Steel Valley Boys Basketball Team is selling Steel Valley “Spirit Decals” for $10 each.  These decals are perfect for your car!   You can place your order via:  a player; send your order to SV Boys Basketball c/o Alyson Fisher at 124 Lawrence Ave., Munhall 15120; or, place your order at the concession stand during the games on Dec. 17 and 18.   Checks should be made out to ‘SV Boys Basketball.’  Make sure to clearly write down the decal code and the name/number you wish to have on the decal along with your name and phone number and turn it in with your payment.   All orders must be placed by Dec. 21 for a mid-January delivery.

Munhall, PA –  Steel Valley 8th graders recently took a theater trip to see Chamber Theatre Productions portrayals of the literature students recently read in class.  Students experienced the live versions of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Monkey’s Paw” by Jacobs.

Steel Valley Park Elementary studentLayla Dow, a 3rdgrader in Mrs. Pugh’s class, was surprised during recess recently when her Uncle Brian came to visit!  Brian has been serving our Country for the last four years in England.

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.

Munhall, PA – As part of the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony, Steel Valley students competed in both an Essay and Poster Contest.  After this year’s Nov. 9 Ceremony at the High School, the following students were awarded for their outstanding efforts:

Football Playoff Game November 24 at Robert Morris University Pre-sale student tickets will be $5.00 and adult tickets will be $7.00. Tickets will be on sale in the Athletic Office now until Wednesday at noon. ALL tickets at the game will be $10.00.

On Nov. 15, Steel Valley High School Senior Andre Good signed his Letter of Intent to play baseball for Youngstown State University. Good has been a starter for the Steel Valley Varsity Baseball Team since his freshman year and led the Ironmen in batting average as a freshman (.431) and as a sophomore (.452).  He was all-section as a sophomore when he led the Ironmen to a 10-0 section record and has a career batting average of .438.  Congratulations and good luck to Andre with his baseball career!

Munhall, PA – Steel Valley Student Council is asking the community to participate in their annual service project – Gavin’s Memory Mittens. They’re asking for help decorating Gavin’s tree in the High School Lobby off of Main St. in Munhall with donations of NEW mittens, hats, gloves, warm socks, and scarves.   The items will be collected from now through December and will then be donated to children in the Steel Valley community who need them for the upcoming winter season. This operation is in honor and memory of Baby Gavin Thomas who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Dec. 28, 2007 at almost 3 months of age.  Gavin is “forever in our hearts.”

Letter to Parent or Guardian

November 15, 2018

This is to inform you that a staff member in the high school / middle school building has been diagnosed with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Our District practice is that anyone presenting with the signs or symptoms, or have been diagnosed with MRSA, must have a note from their health care provider to return to work/school. The Steel Valley School District has begun the process of disinfecting and using precautions to provide a safe clean environment for all students and staff members to the best of their ability. The county health agency has been notified and will advise us if any additional precautions need to be taken. MRSA is a type of bacterial infection commonly found on the skin. This common bacterium is a treatable infection that responds to specific antibiotics.

Munhall, Pennsylvania - October 9, 2018 – Steel Valley Middle School is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for the 2018 – 2021 for its innovative use of 1:1 technology in order to provide engaging educational experiences, focusing on creativity and 21stcentury skills.   Apple Distinguished Schools are centers for innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative use of technology in learning, teaching and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishments.

Gavin's Mittens

November 9, 2018

Student Council will continue a very special service project this year called Gavin’s Memory Mittens. You may remember this service project from the last few years.  Please help us decorate Gavin’s tree in the high school lobby with donations of NEW mittens, hats, gloves, warm socks, and scarves.  All items will then be donated to children of the Steel Valley community who need them for the upcoming winter season. This operation is in honor and memory of Baby Gavin Thomas who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 12/28/2007 at almost 3 months of age.  Gavin is  “forever in our hearts.” If you work in a building other than the high school or middle school and would like to donate some items for Gavin’s Tree, please send them to Beth McCallister via interschool mail. We will be sure to get them placed on the tree.

Steel Valley Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)Officers have been announced for the 2018-19 school year and include: Amanda Kubick, secretary; Casey Semenko, public relations; Izzie Furrick, president; and Chloe Delu, vice-president. The group has 105 members in grades 9-12 with a mission to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.

Members of the Steel Valley Middle School Student Government and Art Club recently collaborated on an after-school fundraiser for breast cancer awareness during Painting with an “Ironmen Twist.” By donating $10 per person, students followed the lead of art teacher Miss Czerwinski and painted a beautiful and colorful canvas.  All student donations will be made in memory of Maria Heddleston to Our Clubhouse, a Pittsburgh nonprofit that provides emotional and social support to families touched by cancer.

The football playoff game this week will be on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 at Elizabeth Forward.    Pre-sale student tickets will be $5.00 and adult tickets will be $7.00.   Tickets will be on sale in the Athletic Office now until Friday at noon and ALL tickets at the game will be $7.00.

Steel Valley Middle School has been recognized as an “Apple Distinguished School” for 2018-21; the school is one of 400 worldwide selected for this honor. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of leadership and educational excellence that demonstrate Apple’s vision for learning with technology; and, according to Apple, “they are some of the most innovative schools in the world.”

Steel Valley 2018-19 Student Council Officers include (l-r):  Channing Griffin (Junior Rep to the School Board), Izzie Furrick (Senior Rep to the School Board),Chloe Delu (treasurer), Kayla Kinzel (president),Savanna Blanchard (vice-president),and Kaitlyn Caiarelli (secretary).

Steel Valley Senior Class Officers Announced: RaVyn Wright (president), Danielle Long (vice-president), Jaylin Brown (secretary), and Ella Kornacki (treasurer).

Steel Valley School District celebrated Homecoming the week of Oct. 1 with student ‘theme’ days, Powder Puff Football, selection of a Powder Puff King, a Pep Rally, and concluded the fun on Friday night with the Homecoming Queen selection and a winning Varsity Football game.

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SV Official Statement

January 15, 2019

For a short while earlier this afternoon our Middle School, High School and Franklin buildings were put on a soft lock-down, which means that nobody was permitted to exit those buildings. We did this as a precaution at the recommendation of the Munhall Police, who had a report that a person of interest in a crime had been spotted near Main Street. The Munhall Police took the person of interest into custody quickly, and our schools have returned to normal operations. Dismissal at all our schools will occur the same way it always does. We are grateful for the close collaboration with our municipalities, and our schools will operate on our regular schedule tomorrow. If you have any questions, please contact your building principal.

The Steel Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a budget presentation for the 2019-2020 General Fund Budget on April 17, 2019, and May 20, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Steel Valley Senior High School Library, located at 3113 Main Street, Munhall, PA  15120.   If the budget is not adopted by May 23, 2019, the District will hold an additional budget presentation on June 24, 2019.

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.