What's in the News at Steel Valley High School
Alethea Carr, Shannon Hartnett, and Morgan Farrah
– as a membership coordinator for the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association –
Munhall resident Katherine Miller, a graduate of Steel Valley High School, landed a full-time position – before graduating – as a membership coordinator for the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association.
Miller will graduate on April 29 with a Bachelor of Science degree in human resources management from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pa. She is the daughter of Christina and Michael Miller of Munhall, Pa.
“Without Point Park and its professors, I am not sure I would have had the same opportunities I did, nor would I have this position after graduation. Point Park professors have been instrumental in my professional development. Student success is clearly one of their priorities,” Miller said.
Check out Miller in the following web feature story:
Point Park University Seniors Land Jobs in Their Fields Before Graduation
2017 SV Senior in the Court of Miss Smiling Irish Eyes Of Pittsburgh
Megan Rohde, a Senior at Steel Valley School District, was a Court Maiden in the Miss Smiling Irish Eyes Of Pittsburgh – 2017 Court.
Cal U Homecoming Queen 2016
On October 22, 2016, at California University of Pennsylvania Lakijai Bynum became Homecoming Queen. Lakijai graduated from Steel Valley High School.
Top of the Shop Award 1st Semester 2015 – 2016
The “Top of the Shop” awards are given once each semester at an all-school ceremony. Teachers from each of the 16 programs may select one morning student and one afternoon student to receive the award. Selection is based on Conduct, Attendance, Proficiency in course work, and Professionalism (quality and quantity of work; dependability and cooperation; initiative and self-improvement; and professional personality).
|Brittany Connors||Protective Services||
|Charley Hallman||Baking/Pastry Chef||AM||Steel Valley||10|
|Dusten Pisarcik||Electrical Construction||AM||Steel Valley||12|
|Hunter Wallace||Building Trades Maintenance||AM||Steel Valley||
|Jonathan Pido||Advertising & Design||AM||Steel Valley||11|
|Melissa Kniss||Health Assistants||AM||Steel Valley||12|
|Robert Barker||Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration||AM||Steel Valley||
Steel Valley SADD attended YIELD
Members of Steel Valley SADD attended YIELD (Youth Involved Education of Legal Drivers) to hear from motivational speaker and prevention specialist, Cara Filler. Ms. Filler lost her identical twin sister when she was just 18 years old to a tragic car crash involving excessive speed. The students were given important advice on how not to become a statistic. The students also created a public service announcement for adults to warn them about the dangers of “social hosting”. The message is that adults who provide alcohol or drugs to anyone under 21 years of age face jail time and/or a $2500 fine.
Steel Valley High School attended Engineering Day
A group of young ladies from Steel Valley High School attended Engineering Day at the University of Pittsburgh on November 6. The event was hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Society of Women Engineers and the objective was to inspire females to explore the field of engineering. Steel Valley Science Department Chair, Yvette Logan and Math Department Chair, Beth McCallister chaperoned the group as they spent the day on the Pitt campus. The group worked together to build a model car that was powered with balloons; they heard from a variety of engineering students and from engineers who are currently working in the field; and they had the opportunity to tour the engineering labs to see engineers at work.
Front Row: Cailyn Tomasic, Madison Forney, Samantha Keane-Paul, Ashlee Saracco, Megan Rohde,
Tomaiya Robinson, Eboni Newton Back Row: Josie Wisniewski, Samantha Sniegocki, Olivia Wellman
Marching Band took first place “Open Class Champions”
The Steel Valley Senior High Marching Band took first place “Open Class Champions” on October 24. The band scored an 83.65. The SV Marching Band are Chapters Champions which is the equivalent of winning a WPIAL championship. The students have worked so hard and our school is very proud of them.
Along with its first place award, the band also won specialty awards in the following categories: High Music, High Visual, High General Effect, High Percussion, and High Auxiliary (Color Guard).
SADD Participate in a New Student-led Initiative
The Steel Valley Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) group is one of 10 schools chosen by National SADD to participate in a new student-led initiative called The Youth Traffic Safety Committee. A leadership group of SADD students from Steel Valley met with student-leaders from a number of other schools at Keystone Oaks High School on September 24 to begin the task of developing ideas that they can use to promote safe driving skills amongst their peers. One of the activities that is planned for Steel Valley is to host a Safe Driving Expo.
Members of the group include: (back row) Matte Harmon, Ally Snyder, Austin Riley, (front row) Savannah Merrill, Karly Deutsch, and Gillian Brooks
A New Planetarium
Steel Valley has recently invested in updating the district’s planetarium, adding a breath of fresh air to the program and bringing it into the digital future. Our district has always had a very well loved program based around an analog planetarium that was installed when the building was constructed in the 70’s. This has always given our students the motivation and engagement to practice and learn their love of Astronomy and other Earth Sciences. The newest addition is a completely digital machine, providing a much clearer and brighter view of the night sky, while also opening the door to limitless learning possibilities that did not exist with the old setup. The students will be able to not only build a strong foundation, but will also have the ability to construct a deeper depth of knowledge due to the technologies the new machine offers. Our current program offers students two options for using the new planetarium in our high school Earth courses and the newest addition, Honors Space Science. Steel Valley, once again, has propelled themselves into the front of the pack in ensuring that their students are given the very best technology to learn science.