Steel Valley School District News
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Monday, October 8, 2018, the Steel Valley School District will host a largescale school safety exercise involving our local police departments, fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS). We expect roughly 80 emergency responders to train with our staff in the High School and Middle School that day. We do not want you or your children to be alarmed by the large number of emergency vehicles that will be in and around those schools on Monday.
Senator Jay Costa’s office is sponsoring a community shredding event When: Saturday, September...
Educational Leadership Meeting, September 18, 2018
To give blood at SVHS Blood Drive visit centralbloodbank.org, click "Make an Appointment," then search for group code HS010083 or call 1-866-DONORS-1
Special Board Meeting September 5, 2018
Middle School Donation Drive Help Texas & Florida Classrooms Affected by Hurricanes
If you haven’t been by Campbell Field lately, you’re in for a surprise when you stop by!
STREAM Program Returns with a Host of New Experiences!!
Homework Club 2.0 - A New Service to Help Students