• South Hills Junior Orchestra launches 41st season

    The South Hills Junior Orchestra (SHJO) kicked off its Fall/Winter 2023 season on Sept. 9, 2023, with regularly scheduled weekly rehearsals at Upper St. Clair High School.

    Free-trial practices of SHJO are open to “amateur musicians of all ages.” They will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays in the USCHS band boom. SHJO has openings for all instrumental sections: strings (violin, viola, cello, and string bass), woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, alto or tenor saxophone, and bassoon), brasses (trumpet, French Horn, trombone, and tuba), and percussion.

    Newcomers (students grades 4 and up) are encouraged to “try SHJO” for a three-week free-trial basis any time throughout the year. 

    For more information, contact SHJO Managing Director Janet Vukotich at mdirector@shjo.org, call 412-341-5160, or visit the website at www.shjo.org.

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  • USC Boys Golf - Birdies for a Cause

    Upper St. Clair Boys Golf Team

    Birdies for a Cause has been a USC Boys Golf Team tradition since 2011. The purpose of this annual project is to raise money and awareness for a specific charity through donations or pledges for every birdie earned by the JV and Varsity golf team members through their 2023 competitive season. The USC Boys Golf Team has raised over $75,000 in support of local Pittsburgh charities since 2011. 

    This year, the team has selected the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Kids for Wish Kids program, as their charity. The team understands and supports the valuable work done by Make-A-Wish and is especially connected to raising money to support the Make-A-Wish mission of creating life-changing wishes for children, aged 2 ½ to 18, living with critical illnesses. Since 2020, the USC Boys Golf Team has raised enough to grant four wishes for local children with critical illnesses.

    The Birdies for a Cause drive is linked to the boys’ golf efforts - the more birdies they score, the more $$ they raise for Make-A-Wish!  We have continuing support here in the USC community. We hope to broaden the reach of our fundraising to the entirety of the Pittsburgh region. We welcome you to contribute online or seek out your USC Boys Golf Team Member to donate in person; we thank you in advance for your support! 

    Donate online


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  • Join the Miles for Miracles Team - 2024 Chick-fil-A Kids Marathon

    Join the Miles for Miracles Team. 2024 Chick-fil-A Kids Marathon

    Get up & get moving this off-season AND give back to the Miracle League South Hills by registering for the 2024 Chick-fil-A Kids Marathon on Saturday, May 4, 2023.

    * Register for the 2024 Kids Marathon as a CHARITY RUNNER.
    * Select the "Miracle League of the South Hills" as your charity.
    * Set up your personal fundraising webpage.
    * Share your page & FUNDRAISE!
    * Once you hit your minimum of $50, you will be reimbursed your registration fee.

    Register online: https://bit.ly/Miles4Miracles2024 


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  • USC Basketball Preseason Skills Development Program (gr. 1-6): Sept. 10-Oct. 15

    The Upper St. Clair Boys and Girls Basketball Boosters, with the support of the Upper St. Clair Athletic Association, are partnering to present a Preseason Skills Development Program for BOYS AND GIRLS in grades 1-6.

    The purpose of the program is to provide support for the Upper St. Clair High School Boys and Girls Basketball Program while preparing the youth players for the upcoming basketball season.

    WHO: The program is open to ALL children who are residents of Upper St. Clair and the children of Upper St. Clair Township or School District employees who are currently in grades 1 through 6.

    WHEN: Sundays from Sept. 10 through Oct. 15

    Girls: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
    Boys: 4:45pm – 5:45pm

    WHERE: Upper St. Clair High School gym 

    STAFF: Current and former Upper St. Clair High School coaches and players

    COST: Per session payments of $10 per session OR Pre-payment of $50 at the first session for the entire 6 week program

    Payment to be made at the door in Cash or Check made out to Upper St. Clair Girls Basketball Boosters

    Players are to bring their own basketball with their name and phone number on it.  Ball should be 28.5"

    Players do not have to attend all sessions, but it is encouraged that they attend as many as possible as each week will build on the skills taught in previous weeks.



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  • Registration for USC Odyssey of the Mind is open! - register by Sept. 22

    Registration for USC Odyssey of the Mind is open! - register by Sept. 22

    It's time to get creative! Registration for Odyssey of the Mind is now available online. We are forming teams for the 2023-2024 season. To register, visit www.uscootm.com and click on the red button registration link on the home page.

    Registration will remain open until Sept. 22.

    For more information about this fun STEAM program, please visit www.uscootm.com or plan to attend a "What is OM?" informational session on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. at the USC Community Rec Center or 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Contact uscootm@gmail.com to register for the call. 


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  • Youth Dance Clinic (gr. 1-8): Oct. 15

    The Upper St. Clair Dance Team is hosting a Youth Dance Clinic for students in grades 1-8.

    TIME: 1-4 p.m.
    DATE:  Sunday, Oct. 15
    LOCATION: USCHS small gym

    COST: $40 by Oct. 1  --OR-- $45 day of event
    venmo @USC-DANCETEAM with anem and t-shirt size



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  • Extended Day Services at Baker, Eisenhower, Streams & Boyce

    Extended Day Services has limited availability in some segments of the day for our before school, K-Plus and after-school programs! Programs are available at Baker, Eisenhower, Streams, and Boyce. 

    Register now online at https://www.extendedday.com/school-year or contact our Administrative Offices at office@extendedday.com or 412-221-1980 for more information.


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  • USCHS Class of 1974 - 50th Reunion

    The 50th reunion for Upper St. Clair High School’s class of 1974 is approaching in the fall of 2024 and some of us have begun making plans. We want to share information, as it becomes available, to all classmates. 

    SAVE THE DATE: September 27-29, 2024. Our main event will be at St. Clair Country Club, Saturday night, Sept. 28, 2024 from 6-11pm. We are planning various activities from Friday to Sunday. More information will be available in the coming months.

    If you’ve not done so recently, please send us an email to uschs74reunion@gmail.com to confirm your email is on our list.

    It’s going to be great reconnecting after 50 years for some, a wonderful weekend for continuing lifelong relationships for others, and everything in between. Make sure you’re informed!  

    Upper St. Clair High School Class of 1974
    ℅ Teri (Tibbals Austin) Hanny
    1004 Old Hills Road
    McKeesport, PA 15135


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  • STEAM Opportunities

    CLICK HERE for a list of STEAM-related opportunities that have been gathered from teachers, counselors, administrators, parents and third party institutions. The intent of this database is to connect students and parents to possible STEAM enrichment opportunities outside of the typical school day.

    Upper St Clair is not affiliated with these offerings.

    If interested in researching additional opportunities, visit the Carnegie Science Center STEMISPHERE.


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  • Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

    CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program - Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. Nine out of 10 CHIP parents report satisfaction with their child’s health plan, and 96% received an appointment for check-ups and vaccinations as soon as they wanted.

    There are a lot of reasons kids might not have health insurance - maybe their parents lost a job, don't have health insurance at work or maybe it just costs too much. Whatever the reason, CHIP may be able to help. All families need to do is apply today.


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  • Comcast offers Internet access to low-income families for $9.95/month

    Internet Essentials from Comcast offers low-cost Internet service, discounted computer equipment and free digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program. 

    Internet Essentials Includes:

    * 10 Mbps Internet service for just $9.95 a month + tax
    * No activation fees and no equipment rental fees
    * Option to purchase a computer for just $149.99 + tax
    * Access to free Internet training online, in print and in person
    * A wireless gateway, delivering in-home WiFi at no additional cost

    For additional information about Internet Essentials, including program eligibility criteria, please visit www.internetessentials.com.

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