Steel Valley School District News

The 2023 homecoming queen and runners-up pose with their escorts

Spirit Week and Homecoming is all about showcasing Ironmen Pride. Steel Valley students did just that during the fall sports pep rally and during the homecoming game on October 13.

A high school football player high fives elementary students at a pep rally

Park students faced off against the high schoolers in a couple of activities. The kids from Park must've had a good breakfast, because they beat the high school students at every game, whether it was a round of mini golf, a sack race, a push-up challenge, and even a tug-of-war contest.

Elementary students engage in a tug of war against high school football players

Barrett students listened to the high school students talk about the importance of leadership, kindness, and teamwork, met this year's homecoming court, chanted with the cheerleaders, and listened to the Steel Valley Marching Band.

A large audience of educators listens to a presentation in an auditorium

Over 100 educators from the Steel Valley School District recently took part in the Consortium for Public Education's shared professional development day at Woodland Hills High School.

Students collaborate on a science experiment at a lab table

Middle school and high school students teamed up to collaborate on some science experiments recently. The high school students served as mentors to the middle school students, all as part of a quest to foster a love for science at Steel Valley.

The SV logo

Please take a moment to read the following letter that was sent to Steel Valley families on October 6, 2023 from Superintendent Edward Wehrer.

The Project SEEKS SES Logo

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a universal increased need for social-emotional learning attention in school. The Project SEEKS SES grant will help Steel Valley address that challenge by purchasing curriculum through Satchel Pulse.


Volleyball clinic with the 6 times State Champs "NORTH ALLEGHENY, GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM" on OCTOBER 20, 2023 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the BEST OF THE BATCH CLUBHOUSE

The SV logo

Please take a moment to read the following letter that was sent to Steel Valley families on September 19, 2023 from Superintendent Edward Wehrer.

The Steel Valley Marching Band in action

A year after reintroducing seventh and eighth graders to its ranks, the Steel Valley Marching Band has continued to grow and improve through a summer marked by transition.

A sign welcoming families in multiple languages

Visitors will soon be seeing a new addition to the entrances to each of our schools, as we are posting a welcome sign in multiple languages to reflect the wide range of languages our students and families speak.

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Caring Closet - 9/11/23

September 11, 2023

Welcome Back to School! With our school year back in full swing, our Caring Closet has been in HIGH demand! With that being said- the Nurse and I are looking many items to be donated to replenish our closet.

Once again, this fall, Steel Valley Middle School Student Government is fundraising for our general account using Happy Valley Soup Company. I enjoyed this soup at the Shaker Woods Festival a few years back and thought it was a great way to kick off the “cooler” fall season. Corn Chowder and Stuffed Pepper are my personal favorites, but I am excited to try potato this year too. They are $9 each, and we received 50% profit.

Steel Valley Blood Drive September 20, 2023

The High School Student Council is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 22 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in the high school gym.

An illustration of Barrett's PBIS award recognition

Barrett Elementary is excited to announce that its PBIS program has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network for implementing Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 levels of support with fidelity during the 2022-23 school year. Barrett will be recognized at the 2023 Integrated PaPBS Network and MTSS Implementers’ Forum held on November 1 through November 3, 2023 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, PA.

TJ Watt, Charlie Batch pose with SV staff

On Tuesday, September 5, Charlie Batch and his volunteers had a special guest with them as they handed out the backpacks full of school supplies to Steel Valley students. Steelers star T.J. Watt and his wife, Dani, joined Batch and volunteers from PepsiCo to deliver the packs.

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Care Mobile: October

September 5, 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 October 27th (9:30 am - 2:00 pm) and Steel Valley High School - November 17th (9:30 am - 2:00 pm).

Football players enter the field, jumping up and down

What a start to the season! Thanks to everyone who came out to support your Ironmen as they defeated Sto-Rox 35-0 to open the 2023 football season and begin their defense of the WPIAL Class 2A title. Check out some photos from the game, including snapshots of your 2023 Steel Valley Marching Band and the Steel Valley cheerleaders.

Steel Valley logo with interlocking S and V

Please read this important notice about the Pennsylvania Department of Education's recent amendment to policy regarding continued education for students receiving special education services.

Fans in the stands at Campbell Stadium

FALL High School Student Sports Pass are $5.00 per pass. Student passes are for High School students ONLY. Pass will get you admission to all home fall sporting events. Pass must be presented at event for admission. Passes can only be purchased in the Athletic Office Monday - Friday from 7:15 am – 2:45 pm.

The Steel Valley interlocking S-V logo

Please see the attached message from Superintendent Edward Wehrer regarding the decision to cancel school today throughout the district and plans for a full day of instruction on Monday.

Clay Stone poses in front of a word wall in the middle school office

With an extensive background in special education, new middle school principal Mr. Clay Stone is bringing an inclusive, trauma-informed approach to the role.

Kim Winters poses in the main office at Barrett Elementary

The to-do list for any educator seems almost endless in August. Preparing for the start of the school year is a hectic, exhausting practice. It’s even more crazed when you’re joining a new school district in a new role – the computer system is different, the hallways are a labyrinth, and there is a never-ending stream of information to digest. Kimberly Winters’ to-do list is long, but it can’t match her excitement to be the new principal at Barrett Elementary.

A school resource officer educates fellow officers in a classroom setting

Throughout the week, police offers and school resource officers from around the state have gathered inside the high school library for training through NASRO.