Steel Valley School District News

Students are served at a hot chocolate bar during lunch

The Middle School PBIS team rewarded students on Thursday, February 9 for their great behavior during January with a hot chocolate bar during all of the lunches.

Prom Fundraiser 2023

Prom Fundraiser 2023

February 9, 2023

Earn a FREE Prom ticket by selling Pittsburgh Popcorn! from February 13th thur March 1st. You can receive 50% of your profit. See Mrs. Bowden in room 218 for Fundraising Forms.

High School Field Trip to view Open Heart Surgery

Steel Valley High School seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field had the opportunity to view an open heart surgery at Allegheny General Hospital on February 8. Students Chelsea Bulger, Jennifer Nguyen, Myrian Perez-Paulino, and Madison Blasko witnessed the 4-hour open heart surgery from the observation deck above the operating room. While peering down through the glass window, they were able to watch the surgeon, nurse, surgical tech, anesthesiologist, perfusionist, and other surgical team members of AGH perform a Redo Sternotomy, a Redo Aortic Root Replacement, and an Aortic Valve Replacement.

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Care Mobile - 2023 Update

February 8, 2023

As a collaboration between UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, Inc., the Care Mobile offers no out-of-pocket cost medical care to children throughout Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. The Care Mobile will be at Steel Valley High School - Feb. 27 & April 24 and Barrett Elementary - March 27

Students participate in the second Circle Talk session

The second of three Circle Talks sessions took place on Tuesday, February 7 for middle school students. The sessions are co-hosted by the Steel Valley Stand Together team and Steel Valley Wellness co-owner and licensed professional counselor, Katie Whitney.

Steel Valley students at the Step Afrika performance at the Byham

Barrett Elementary students as well as a group of Steel Valley Middle School and Steel Valley High School students attended the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust School Day Matinee performance of "Step Afrika!" The touring professional company performs shows dedicated to the art of stepping - which they describe as a "polyrhythmic, percussive dance form that uses the body as an instrument."

Park students read "The 100th Day of School from the Black Lagoon" by Michael Thaler

Today was the 100th day of school for Park students and it was quite the celebration!

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The 7th and 8th grade dance will be held this Friday, February 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 1 and Thursday, February 2 in the cafeteria during lunch periods.

The wire statue in front of the Steel Valley Middle School-High School complex

Beginning Monday, January 30, there will be a change to the student entry process. Students in 7th and 8th grades will continue to enter the building through the main high school entrance. Students in 5th and 6th grades will now enter the building through the middle school entrance.

Jordan Corcoran shares her mental health advocacy with Steel Valley students

Jordan Corcoran, the founder of the mental health organization Listen, Lucy, visited Steel Valley on Wednesday, January 25 to speak with middle school and high school students about erasing stigmas around mental health and the importance of caring about their own mental health.

Caring Closet

January 25, 2023

The Caring Closet mission is to serve students who are financially struggling and in need of a little extra help with obtaining daily necessities; those students who are striving to do well academically, but need an extra boost to ensure their focus can be on their education and not on meeting their basic needs. If you have donations of school supplies, hygiene products, or "like new" or "gently used" school uniform clothing appropriate for middle school or high school aged students, please contact us. Thank you!

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Care Mobile - 2023

January 18, 2023

As a collaboration between UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, Inc., the Care Mobile offers no out-of-pocket cost medical care to children throughout Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. The Care Mobile will be at Barrett Elementary - Jan. 23 & March 27 and Steel Valley High School - Feb. 27 & April 24

Students in the Middle School Stand Together Club

Students in the Middle School Stand Together club are working to raise awareness about mental health amongst their peers. They used lunch periods on Thursday, January 12 to engage their fellow students about mental health issues and the stigma around them.

Board member Bill McLaughlin speaks while seated at the January 2023 community meeting

Steel Valley hosted its sixth community meeting of the school year on Wednesday, January 11 at Park Elementary. Meeting organizers and school board members Bill McLaughlin and JaQuay Carter extended invitations to officials from Homestead, Munhall and West Homestead, as the focus of the January meeting centered on collaborative efforts between the communities and the school district.

Students measure distance using a Barbie doll, rubber bands and a yardstick

Last week, students in Ms. Dunmire’s Math 8 class put their Linear Function knowledge to the test during our Bungee Barbie Lab.

Students sit in a circle as part of a mental health workshop

Tuesday, January 10 was the first of a three-part series of Circle Talks co-hosted by the Steel Valley Middle School Stand Together team and the co-owner of Steel Valley Wellness and licensed professional counselor, Katie Whitney.

Steel Valley SADD is in contest to receive the most Pledges for NJM's Just Drive Campaign.  Two years in a row, Steel Valley was the school to receive the most pledges in the State. Let's make it a third! The school with the most pledges will be awarded.

An image advertising the next Steel Valley community meeting on January 11, 2023 at 7 p.m. at Park Elementary.

The Steel Valley School District will hold its next community meeting on Wednesday, January 11 at 7 p.m. at the Park Elementary gymnasium. This meeting will have a specific focus on the partnership between the district and the community.

Casey Walker poses for a photo in a hallway in Steel Valley High School

Casey Walker’s experience as a student growing up in the Baldwin School District helped shape her career and impacted her journey to Steel Valley. She joined Steel Valley this school year as a district-wide counselor, with a focus on the middle school and high school. She shared more about her background and detailed some of the programs and initiatives she is implementing for students.

A large group of middle school students stand on a stage with two performers for a photo

On Wednesday, December 21, Steel Valley Middle School students had the pleasure of meeting Josh and Gab during an assembly. The musicians were brought in by both the middle school Stand Together program as well as the PBIS program.

Kevin Clarke stands in front of a colorful mural painting of Bill Campbell inside the lobby in Steel Valley High School.

Kevin Clarke spends his Friday nights as the defensive coordinator for the Steel Valley football team. But away from the field, Clarke is trying to have a wider impact. He was recently hired as the district’s new community liaison as part of a partnership with The Pittsburgh Study. Clarke shared more about his background and his role as the district's community liaison.

Greg Smith and Cruce Brookins pose for a picture seated at a table wearing their respective college school colors.

Cruce Brookins and Greg Smith are off to play Division I college football. The duo signed their National Letters of Intent to play college football at the University of Pittsburgh and Miami (Ohio) University, respectively.

Kindergarten students sing holiday carols while dressed in festive attire.

Park Elementary students put everyone in a festive mood with a pair of holiday concerts on Wednesday, December 21. Each grade level performed for the parents, family members, friends and community members who packed the gymnasium for each show.

A high school and middle school concert band performs on stage in formal wear.

Tuesday night was the annual Holiday Instrumental Concert, featuring the 5th-6th grade concert band and 7th-12th grade concert band under the direction of Mr. Michael Sisley. Mr. Sisley noted that this was the first time this particular selection of music had been performed at Steel Valley, which added to the excitement for the musicians.

Michael Sullivan stands in a lobby for a portrait. There is a colorful painting on the wall to his right. He is smiling.

Michael Sullivan is no stranger to Steel Valley. The Munhall native went to Park Elementary and the former Woodlawn Middle School before graduating from Steel Valley High School in 1999. He remained in the area while running his own construction company and doing other work, but, eventually, his alma mater offered an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Meet the district's new Director of Facilities and Transportation.