Steel Valley School District News

Students at Reading Reading Pittsburgh

Sixth graders made the short trek down to the new Reading Ready Pittsburgh store on 8th Avenue in Homestead on Friday, April 12.

The Steel Valley Concert Choir at its senior showcase

Thursday night was the Steel Valley Concert Choir's Senior Showcase, where the concert choir celebrated its seniors with a selection of special songs. Along with full choir performances, the showcase featured solo performances from multiple seniors, each of whom selected songs with a special place in their heart.

Kindergarten registration flyer

Kindergarten registration is ongoing for the 2024-25 school year. Join us on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Steel Valley Free Store on Ann Street for a special registration event. If your child is going to be 5-years-old by September 1, 2024, it's time to register for kindergarten! If you're a Homestead, Munhall, or West Homestead resident, stop by and begin the registration process on Saturday.

Steel Valley logo

In continued efforts to stress the importance of being in school and on time, the Steel Valley School District will now provide same-day contact to the primary parent or guardian through three methods: telephone call, text message, and email. The absentee and tardy messaging system will be effective starting April 2, 2024.

First page of Macuga presentation from March 2024

New Steel Valley School District Superintendent of Schools Bryan M. Macuga presented his entry plan for the district during the March legislative board meeting. Please take a moment to review his presentation. Mr. Macuga's presentation touched on his points of emphasis for the 2024-25 school year and beyond. He highlighted several key areas that his administration will address in order to ensure every Steel Valley student has the resources and support to thrive.

Eclipse-Credit: Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel

Please note that Steel Valley School District will be making the following change to our District calendar: Early Dismissal April 9, 2024 is RESCHEDULED to April 8, 2024 (April 9 will now be a full day of school) This shift is due to the solar eclipse that will happen on April 8, 2024 and will overlap with usual school dismissal times (the eclipse is expected to start at 2:00pm and continue through 3: 18pm). In an effort to ensure students have the opportunity to observe this rare and historic event safely, we want to ensure students are not in the midst of dismissal, when District staff do not have the ability to monitor safe viewing of the eclipse. It is important to note that viewing the eclipse without taking proper precautions can lead to significant eye injury.

A scene from Matilda: The Musical

The Steel Valley High School Drama Club is excited to present its production of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda: The Musical” as its spring production. You have two more opportunities to catch the show: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or via https://svdrama.seatyourself.biz.

Two students work on a project at a table

A group of Steel Valley High School students took part in the fifth annual Woodland Hills Student Summit on March 8. The summit features student-led discussions on hand-picked topics like mental health, racial and social equity, gun violence, and much more. This year’s Student Summit featured 18 school districts from five counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania and was hosted by Penn State Greater Allegheny.

Ms Geyer's decorated door

Paying it forward is more than just an idea; it’s the inspiration for students in Jodi Geyer’s English classes who honored Black History Month by serving others. The students of room 217 donated more than 70 hours of time and service by baking, cooking, recycling, helping others, performing acts of service, and promoting love and kindness. The students helped more than 100 people throughout the month of February.

AJ Karstetter poses with family after signing scholarship papers

Congratulations to senior A.J. Karstetter, who will continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg. A.J. made it official on Tuesday morning during a signing ceremony in the high school auditorium with his family, friends, and teammates in attendance.

Matilda: The Musical

March 9, 2024

Experience the magic of Matilda: The Musical on March 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30 PM or March 17 at 2 PM in the Steel Valley HS Auditorium.

Pre-K enrollment flyer

The Steel Valley School District is excited to offer Pre-Kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year. Families must reside in the Steel Valley School District (Homestead, Munhall, and West Homestead) and the student must be 4-years-old on or before September 1, 2024.

Gannon and Qua'ron check out Edge AI

Steel Valley High School students Qua'ron Pierce and Gannon Haddad are getting hands-on engineering experience several days per week thanks to a new opportunity with Edge AI Solutions in Homestead. The pilot program is the start of what Edge AI CEO Brandon Ingram hopes is a lasting partnership between the company and the school.

Caring Closet

The Caring Closet is in need of items. If you are interested in giving please send all donations directly to the High School C/O Ryan Dunmire 3113 Main Street, Munhall, PA 15120 OR you can drop your donations off to Nurse Thomas during school hours 8am-2:50 pm Monday-Friday.

A portrait of Bryan M. Macuga in the high school library

The Steel Valley School District Board of Directors has formally appointed Bryan M. Macuga as the district’s next Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Macuga had been serving as the district’s Interim Superintendent since being appointed to that role on October 26, 2023.

Project Prom Shop

Each year, Project Prom gives eligible high school students the opportunity to choose free formal attire from a selection of currently styled formal gowns, shoes and accessories. To find your perfect dress and accessories, visit The Project Prom Shop for its 2024 Gown Giveaway!

An adult in traditional African garb teaches elementary students a dance

The annual Barrett Black History Month Living Interactive Museum came to life once again on Thursday, February 22. Barrett students and members of the community toured the exhibits, tasted traditional food, took a few introductory lessons in African drumming, and heard about the life stories of several historic and pop culture figures.

Kennywood Ticket Sale Flyer

2024 SCHOOL DAY DISCOUNT OFFER EARLY BIRD OFFER FOR YOUR SCHOOL DAY TICKETS! TICKETS ONLY $31.99 IF PURCHASED BY APRIL 30TH! PRICE INCREASES TO $35.99 WHEN PURCHASED MAY 1ST OR LATER

Help Barrett Save Lives!

February 13, 2024

This year, Barrett Elementary School is helping the American Heart Association SAVE LIVES!  Barrett has been participating in the American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge and the Barrett teachers, staff, kids, and Principal Winters would appreciate your support!  Our students and families will be learning about staying strong in body and mind and raising funds to help people with special hearts.

Kevin Clarke and Olando Dulin pose with Leon Ford at Pens game

Steel Valley DEI Coordinator Olando Dulin and community liaison Kevin Clarke were recognized as Community Impact Champions at a recent Penguins game. The honor just happened to take place on a night when 50 Steel Valley students and staff were in attendance, which ended up being just one reason the night turned into something truly special.

College signees sit at a table surrounded by teammates

Steel Valley has a proud tradition of preparing student-athletes to pursue their sport at the collegiate level, and that tradition lives on with the Class of 2024. Four Ironmen football players put pen to paper this week and officially signed their National Letters of Intent to accept scholarships and play college football.

A jazz band plays for elementary students who are dancing

Jazz musicians from Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education visited Barrett Friday morning as part of the ongoing Black History Month celebration to get our kindergarten and first grade students moving and grooving!

Two educators teach a chant to elementary students

Educators from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust visited Barrett Elementary on Thursday, February 8 and worked with the second and third graders on a variety of special projects to collaborate and help celebrate Black History Month. Artists and educators from the Cultural Trust worked with the second and third graders on a variety of special projects.

FAFSA

From 6pm to 8pm by appointment see RSVP information below In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), we will be hosting a FREE FAFSA Filing Seminar for students and families. A PHEAA representative will be available for families to complete their FAFSA here on site. Please RSVP by contacting Jason Novak at 412-464-3600 x2521 or by email at jnovak@steelvalleysd.org by February 13th.

Logo for Healthy Schools Pennsylvania

Thanks to the assistance of community partners and local organizations, the Steel Valley School District has taken several steps recently to ensure it is providing a clean, healthy environment for students and staff as well as to create a positive environmental impact on the community.