Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Gov. Tom Corbett invited the Kondrich family.
Upper St. Clair's Chloe Kondrich was featured during Gov. Tom Corbett's budget address on Tuesday. "She is a bright 9 year old who takes theater classes, plays baseball and is in fourth grade at Eisenhower Elementary School. "One other thing about Chloe: She was born with Down syndrome," Corbett said. Corbett asked Chloe and her family to attend his address so he could make his promise to them in person. "I am determined that by the time Chloe, and the thousands of other young people with disabilities, have reached adulthood, they will be able to step into a full and active life as citizens of this state. "My budget will dedicate $40 million dollars to provide critical services to an additional 3,000 men, women and children with physical …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
This will be the first year that IB kindergarten will be available.
The Upper St. Clair School District has released its kindergarten registration information for the 2013-14 school year. All children five years of age on or before September 1, 2013, are eligible to register. The 2013-14 is the first school year that International Baccalaureate (IB) kindergarten will be available. It's only available at Streams Elementary. The following information was provided by the school district: Parents are requested to register their kindergarten-aged children at the elementary school located in their attendance area. Click here to view the attendance area map to determine which school your child will attend. Registration packets can be picked up at the schools anytime after Feb. 13. Parents are encouraged to pick …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Enrollment at Streams Elementary has stayed the same since converting first and second grades into all IB.
The Upper St. Clair School Board is examining the enrollment at the district's three elementary schools. Superintendent Patrick O'Toole said Eisenhower Elementary "can still take some more students, but not many more. "They're full," he said. The board is working to make sure there are no overcrowding issues when new homes and neighborhoods are constructed in Upper St. Clair, including the recently approved Bedner Estates subdivision that will have more than 130 single family houses. Currently, there are 538 students at Eisenhower, 445 at Baker and 495 at Streams. In the last six years, the number of students at Eisenhower increased by 42. At Baker the increase was 12 students and there was a 47-student increase at Streams. The first and …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Students will be dismissed early on open house days.
The annual open house events for elementary, middle and high schools in Upper St. Clair begin tomorrow. Baker, Eisenhower, and Streams elementary schools will welcome parents on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. Elementary students will have an early release from school on that day at 12:45 p.m. Recently-renovated Boyce Middle School will host its annual open house on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. On the same night, a Boyce Instrumental Parents “Informance” orientation meeting will be offered at 6:15 p.m. in the Boyce band room to share information about the band and string programs. Early dismissal for Boyce students on Sept. 20 will be at 1:15 p.m. Open house for the recently renovated Fort Couch Middle School will occur on …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Baldwin-Whitehall Patch Editor Robert Healy captured the Sunday performances on camera.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Those who missed buying tickets last month can do so on Thursday and Friday mornings.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Additional tickets for this summer's Upper St. Clair Kennywood picnic go on sale inside the school district's administrative office's lobby on Thursday and Friday. The tickets will be available from 8:30 a.m. to noon. They cost $23 each and only cash and money orders are accepted. The picnic itself is on Monday, June 18. In addition, the school district is offering Kennywood bus tickets with transportation TO Kennywood ONLY at the cost of $5 each. Please note that return transportation from Kennywood will NOT be provided. The bus will leave Eisenhower Elementary School on Kennywood Day at 11 a.m. Bus tickets can be purchased through Friday, June 15.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The school picnic is on Monday, June 18.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
It's almost that time again! Tickets for this summer's Upper St. Clair Kennywood picnic go on sale at Upper St. Clair schools on Friday, May 11. The picnic itself is on Monday, June 18. Those interested in buying tickets must go to the schools at the appropriate time listed below with $23 per ticket (cash or money order ONLY): In addition, the school district will be offering Kennywood bus tickets with transportation TO Kennywood ONLY at the cost of $5 each. Please note that return transportation from Kennywood will NOT be provided. The bus will leave Eisenhower Elementary School on Kennywood Day at 11 a.m. Bus tickets can be purchased at each of the schools beginning on Friday, May 11, and will continue to be available for purchase …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The latest news from the Upper St. Clair School Board.
The Upper St. Clair School District is researching what—if any—classrooms it can increase in size to save money on staffing. Administrators presented information to the school board Monday night. "We're not talking about increasing class size because we want to, but because we might need to," said Rebecca Stern, school board president. A class size policy adopted in 1967 and last revised in 1986 recommends maximum class sizes for kindergarten and first grade be 25 students, 27 in second grade, 30 in grades three through 12, with an exception to keep class size at 25 for advanced and AP classes. However, assistant Superintendent Sharon Suritsky said, "We're asking teachers to do more than when the policy was last revised in '86." In 2006, …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Staff hopes the new design provides easier access to content.
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Upper St. Clair School District has freshened up their websites. The new sites have the new logo and tagline and incorporated a new design to provide easier access to content. Some of the design items that you might notice are: If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact the district's webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the Upper St. Clair School District's website. Click here for the Upper St. Clair High School's website. Click here for the Fort Couch Middle School's website. Click here for the Boyce Middle School's website. Click here for the Baker Elementary School's website. Click here for the Eisenhower Elementary School's website. Click here for the Streams Elementary School's website. Do you like the …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Patrick McClintock-Comeaux is the new Baker Elementary School principal.
Superintendent Patrick O'Toole announced the hiring Monday night of Patrick McClintock-Comeaux as the new Baker Elementary principal. McClintock-Comeaux is currently the principal of Stephen C. Foster Elementary School in the Mt. Lebanon School District. He is an Upper St. Clair High School graduate and was a teacher and curriculum leader in the Upper St. Clair School District from 1995 to 2001. "I'm excited to be back," McClintock-Comeaux told Upper St. Clair Patch. "It's nice to come home. The opportunities provided to me (in this district) were incredible and I'm ready to give back." McClintock-Comeaux replaces Dr. Ruth Ann Matyuf who retired last year. Mark Miller, the Eisenhower Elementary principal, has been filling in as the Baker …