• "The USC Middle School Math Experience"

    If you were unable to join us on March 15th for "The USC Middle School Math Experience" presentation I have attached the powerpoint for your review.  

     

    Thank you,

    Lisa Clark

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  • GATE Presentation: "STEAM in USC"

    You Are Invited

    To:            GATE Meeting
    Date:        Tuesday, March 14th 
    Location:   Boyce Middle School Theater
    Time:        7:00 PM
     
     
     
    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Judy Bulazo, Mr. Fred Peskorski and current Upper St. Clair students, will be presenting "STEAM in USC." The presentation will provide an overview of current STEAM programming in Upper St. Clair schools.  In addition, high school students in the STEAM Innovation and Consulting course will share their solutions previously presented to local area business partners. This course offers a unique opportunity for students to gain experience working with professionals on real issues facing industry in our community.  
     
     As always, this meeting is open to all interested parents in the community. Please RSVP to clark1692@verizon.net if you plan to attend.  
     
    I look forward to seeing you on the 14th.
     
    Thank you,
    Lisa Clark
    412-851-1667
      
     
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  • GATE Holiday Coffee - November 30th

    You're Invited

    To:             GATE Holiday Coffee 
    Date:          November 30, 2015
    Location:   Panera Bread, Galleria
    Time:         9:30-11:30 
     
     
     
    Before the rush of the holiday season truly begins, stop by Panera Bread at the Galleria and have coffee (or juice) with your fellow GATE parents.  We will be discussing programming for the coming year, including speakers and topics of interest.  In addition, we will follow up on issues that were brought up at our last meeting including, testing, gifted programming and opportunities for gifted students beyond the school day.  
     
    This will be a great time to socialize and discuss your concerns with fellow members.  I look forward to seeing you on November 30th.
     
    Please RSVP to clark1692@verizon.net by November 25.  Thank you.
     
     
     

     

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  • The USC Middle School Math Experience

    If you missed out March 17th presentation please see the attached power point.
     
    Thank you,
    Lisa Clark 
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  • GATE Speakers: "The Upper St. Clair Middle School Math Experience"

    You Are Invited

    To:             GATE Meeting
    Date:         Tuesday, March 17th
    Location:   Boyce Middle School Theatre
    Time:         7:00 PM
     
    I am pleased to announce that Mr. John Rozzo, Assistant Superintendent and Mr. Andy Lucas, Curriculum Leader for Middle School Math will be presenting "The Upper St. Clair Middle School Math Experience." The presentation will provide an overview of the middle school math program. Topics will include: progression of courses, criteria and placement in accelerated courses, enrichment, differences between Boyce and Fort Couch, standardized test data, summative assessments, and the PA Core alignment. 
     
     As always, this meeting is open to all interested parents in the community. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  Any questions, please contact Lisa Clark (412)851-1667. 
      
     
     
     
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  • GATE Meeting December 11th Presentation

    If you missed our meeting on December 11th you can now view Dr. Wagner's presentation on our middle school language arts and writing curriculum.
     
     
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  • GATE Presentation on College Admissions Testing, October 22nd

    If you missed Carlie McGinty's presentation on October 22nd about the SAT you can now view the presentation on our site.  
     
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  • GATE Speaker: "College Admissions Testing - more than you ever really wanted to know about the SAT."

    You Are Invited

    To:             GATE Meeting 
    Date:          Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    Location:   HS Resource Room 104
    Time:          7:00 p.m.
     
    I am pleased to announce that Carlie McGinty, USC HS Counselor and former SAT/ACT tutor will be presenting "College Admissions Testing - more than you ever really wanted to know about the SAT/ACT/PSAT."  Mrs. McGinty will be discussing the format and content of the current SAT, redesigned SAT, ACT and PSAT.  Prior to joining the counseling staff of USC in December 2010, Mrs. McGinty was an SAT and ACT tutor for 10 years.  We are excited to offer this valuable presentation at our first GATE meeting of the year.
     
    As alway, this meeting is open to all interested parents in the community.  
      
     
    If you plan to attend please RSVP to clark1692@verizon.net by Oct 20th so we can provide enough seating for all who are interested.    
     
     
     Any questions, please contact Lisa Clark at (412)851-1667

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  • GATE Presentation: "College Financial Aid in 2016: What You Need to Know"

    You Are Invited

    To:             GATE Meeting 
    Date:          Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    Location:   Boyce Middle School LGI 
    Time:          9:30 am
     
     
    I am pleased to announce that Geralyn Austin, an educational consultant who specializes in college admissions will be presenting, "College Financial Aid in 2016: What You Need to Know".  This meeting is open to all interested parents in the community.    
      
    If you plan to attend please RSVP to clark1692@verizon.net May 3rd.  
     
     
    Light refreshments will be provided and children are always welcome. 
     
     
    Any questions, please contact Lisa Clark at (412)851-1667
     
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  • GATE Meeting - December 11, 2014

    You Are Invited

    To:             GATE Meeting 
    Date:          Thursday, December 11th
    Location:   Boyce Middle School LGI 
    Time:          9:30 am. 
     

     We will welcome Dr. Timothy Wagner, who is the Middle School English Language Arts Curriculum Leader.  Dr. Wagner will present information regarding the current english language arts instruction for grades 5-8.  In addition, he will share with us the three year vision for the department.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Dr. Wagner, who is also a Gifted Coordinator at Fort Couch and the High School.  
     
    This meeting is open to all those interested so please mark your calendars and plan to attend. 
     
    Light refreshments will be provided and children are always welcome.
     
    Hope to see you on December 11th.
     
    Any questions, please contact Lisa Clark at (412)851-1667

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  • GATE Meeting, October 11, 2016

    You Are Invited

    To:          GATE Meeting (first one of the year!!)
    Date:       Tuesday, October 11th
    Location: Boyce Middle School LGI 
    Time:       9:30 am. 
     
     
    If you would like to learn more about gifted and academically talented education in Upper St. Clair this meeting is for you.  This will be an excellent opportunity to hear an update on gifted programming for the year, ask questions and meet other parents.  We will also discuss upcoming speakers for the year.  
     
    This meeting is open to all those interested so please mark your calendars and plan to attend. 
     
    Light refreshments will be provided and children are always welcome.
     
    Hope to see you on Oct.11th.
     
    Any questions, please contact Lisa Clark at (412)851-1667
     
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  • GATE Meeting

    You are invited
     
     
     
    What:  Final GATE Meeting of the School Year
     
    When: May 30, 2013, 9:30-11:00 AM
     
    Where: Boyce LGI
     
    Join us for the last GATE meeting of the year.  Melissa Garvin, Supervisor of Special Education, will be there to provide an update on gifted programming and resources for next year.  We will also begin planning for next year by discussing topics of interest, potential speakers, format, etc.  Please plan to join us on May 30th. 
     
    Light refreshments will be provided. 
     
     
     
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  • College Prep for the Gifted Student

    You are Invited
    When: February 26, 2013
    Time: 9:30 am
    Location: Boyce LGI
    GATE Parents please join us for a presentation, "College Prep for the Gifted Student" as presented by our HS gifted coordinators, Pat Palazzolo and Tim Wagner. This topic will be interesting to all and critical to those with current HS student. Please plan to attend.
    We look forward to seeing you on February 26th.
    Please contact Lisa Clark (412)-851-1667, with any questions or commets.
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  • IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE - College Prep for the Gifted Student

    Please be advised that due to a scheduling conflict the date for the GATE meeting is now February 26th, 9:30 am in the Boyce LGI. 
     
     
    You are Invited
     
    When:  February 26, 2013
    Time: 9:30 am
    Location: Boyce LGI
     
    GATE Parents please join us for a presentation, "College Prep for the Gifted Student" as presented by our HS gifted coordinators, Pat Palazzolo and Tim Wagner.  This topic will be interesting to all and critical to those with current HS student.  Please plan to attend. 
     
    We look forward to seeing you on February 28th.
     
    Please contact Lisa Clark (412)-851-1667, with any questions or commets.
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  • GATE Holiday Coffee

    You Are Invited
     
     
    Please join us for coffee and morning refreshments on Wednesday, December

    19th from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at 1692 Ewing Circle (Lisa Clark's house) to

    chat and catch up with GATE parents and friends. 
     
     
     
    Any questions, please contact Lisa Clark (412)851-1667.
     
     
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  • GATE Meeting - November 9, 2012

    You Are Invited
     
     
    Please join us in welcoming Mr. John Rozzo, Middle School Academic Principal and Dr. Michael Ghilani, High School Principal at our GATE Meeting on November 9, 2012.  We will begin at 9:30 
    AM
    in the Boyce LGI.  This presentation will include information about gifted education in Middle School and High School, differentiation in and out of the classroom, summer enrichment (including STEM) and apprenticeship/internship opportunities for gifted students. We are excited to welcome these two speakers to our group and hope to provide our parents with important information regarding their child's middle school and high school education. 
     
     
    If you have ever wondered what middle school and high school will be like for your gifted/accelerated child or if you have questions regarding gifted programming, differentiation or enrichment, this session is for you.
     
    Please plan to join the discussion on November 9th.  Light refreshments will be served.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Clark 412-851-1667.
     
     
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  • GATE Meeting 10/1/12

     
    You Are Invited

    To:          GATE Meeting (first one of the year!!)
    Date:       Monday, October 1, 2012 
    Location: Boyce Middle School LGI
    Time:       9:30 am. 
     
    Our speaker for this meeting will be Melissa Garvin, Supervisor of Special Education who will introduce the gifted program, including staff and program changes for the 2012-2013 school year.  We will also introduce Gifted Coordinator's from our school buildings. 
     
     
    If you would like to learn more about gifted and academically talented education in Upper St. Clair this meeting is for you.  This will be an excellent opportunity to hear from Melissa Garvin and her staff regarding the current program and their vision for the future.  This meeting is open to all those interested so please mark your calendars and plan to attend. 
     
    Light refreshments will be provided and children are always welcome.
     
    Hope to see you on Oct 1st.
     
    Any questions, please contact Lisa Clark at (412)851-1667
     
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