• USC Rowing - Midwest Scholastic Regatta

    Midwest Scholastics 2022

    A combination of bad weather and river conditions in the Pittsburgh area made for a disappointing start to the Spring 2022 season...until the weather finally allowed us to race! Saturday and Sunday, May 14th & 15th, was the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championships, hosted at Kent Lake in Kensington Metro Park, just outside Detroit, Michigan.

    This regatta is a qualifier for both U.S. Rowing Youth Invitational Regatta and the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championships. The lake had an eight lane fully buoyed 1500 meter course, with 54 teams, representing seven states competing.

    USC Rowing Results:

    Womens Novice 8+: 9th; 2nd place in B Finals
    Mens Jr Varsity 2x A: 4th; 3rd place in Finals

    Mens Jr Varsity 2x B: 17th
    Womens Novice 4+: 22nd place
    Mens Novice 4+: 28th place
    Womens Jr Varsity 4x: 4th; 5th place in Finals
    Womens Jr Varsity 2x A: 1st; 4th place in Finals
    Womens Jr Varsity 2xB: 6th place
    Womens Varsity 2X: 12th place

    In the discipline Women Sculling, USC Rowing ended 10th place out of 54 teams (second place for the Pittsburgh area).
    In the discipline Mens Sculling, USC Rowing ended 7th place out of 54 teams (second place Pittsburgh area)

    Exciting development!
    As a result of earning the bronze medal in the Mens Jr Varsity 2X, Lan de Jong and John Marsh received a bid for U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals in Camden, NJ! This is the first time for USC Rowing since 2017. We will be cheering for them as they race on May 27, and are so excited for this wonderful accomplishment! 


    Great dedication and hard work from the team & coaches this winter paid off. This was one of the best Midwest Regatta results for USC Rowing!

    The following USC Rowing Athletes participated in The Midwest Regatta 2022:

    Addison Fitzgerald
    Aniketh Vivekanandan
    Darcy Vilkner
    Fern Brinkman
    Grace Larsen
    Hudson Healey
    Jack Schalk
    Jamie Barrett
    Jenni Holderby
    John Marsh
    Jules Gray
    Keira Fortunato
    Kella Jahn
    Kriti Gupta
    Lan de Jong
    Marianna Paradise
    Marley Super
    Melodi Caliskan
    Patrick Pinchinat
    Raegan Kuhn
    Reese Copenhaver
    Rowan Duffy
    Maxx Potter
    Shreya Sriram
    Violet Rizer
    Willow Conley

     

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  • Art Show to benefit Women's Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh: May 28

    Fort Couch Middle School student artist Ava Wynne is hosting a Spring Art Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Athleta in Siena at St. Clair.

    "This spring, I'm dedicating my school service hours to the community by exploring female body positivity via art," Ava said. 

    All proceeds generated by the show will be donated to the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. The Women's Center and Shelter is dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic violence and their children with specialized services, resources, and information so that they can heal and build new lives.

    "Any person who purchases one of my pieces along with an item from the Athleta store will automatically enter into a drawing to win a $50 appreciation card," Ava said. "Anyone who comes to support the show will receive $15 off their purchase at Athleta that day, and a coupon for future shopping trips. Please bring cash or check if you plan to buy a piece."

    Please contact wynne.sl@gmail.com with questions and/or to support Ava’s 8th grade IB service efforts.

    Thank you so much for supporting women in our community, and I hope to see you then.

    Ava Wynne, grade 8
    Fort Couch Middle School

     

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  • Field Hockey Clinic (K-gr. 8): July 16

    The USCHS Field Hockey Booster organization is hosting a one-day clinic for students in kindergarten through grade 8. The event will be held on Saturday, July 16 at the USCHS field. 

    The cost is $40. The registration deadline is July 1.

    We strongly recommend attending this clinic if you are planning on trying out for the USCHS Field Hockey team. USCHS Field Hockey Boosters will meet with the incoming freshman and parents after the clinic to provide information about the high school program and answer any questions about tryouts.

    For additional information, contact uschsfieldhockeyboosters@gmail.com 

     

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  • USCHS Girls Soccer Youth Camp (pre-k~gr. 6): July 25-28

    The USCHS Girls Soccer Team will host its annual Youth Camp Monday, July 25th - Thursday, July 28th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the high school stadium.

    This popular camp is open to boys and girls of all skill levels who are entering pre-K through 6th grade in the fall of 2022. To register, visit http://www.uscgsoccer.org or complete and mail the attached flyer. 

    Organized by the USC Girls Soccer Boosters, the USCHS Girls Soccer team, and Head Coach Zach Hamilton. Includes technical training and demonstration, individual skill challenges, individual and small-sided games, loads of fun and Rita’s Ice on the last day!

     

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  • ACT vs SAT Comparison test - deadline to register May 30

    Would you like to find out if the SAT or ACT is right for your student? Or what is working for your student or what is not? We have a great opportunity to help your student plan for college exams. USC Odyssey of the Mind, along with Axios Tutoring, is offering the ACT vs SAT Comparison and ACT Actual Conditions Test to help you determine which exam is right for you and to help your student prepare.

    For just $30, you can take any of these tests with a free follow-up session to help you plan for entrance exam success. Comparison Tests and Actual Conditions Testing will be offered in-person at the Axios Tutoring, 1699 Washington Road, Suite 102, Pittsburgh, PA 15228

    Comparison Test & Actual Conditions Test will be offered in-person

    Date: June 4, 2022
    Time: 8:30am
    Please arrive by 8:15 am
    Cost: $30.00
    Location: Axios Tutoring, 1699 Washington Road, Suite 102. Pittsburgh, PA 15228
    Deadline to register: May 30, 2022

    Alternative date available. Contact Dawn at dpredmore@aol.com 

    Register today at https://axiosomjune2022.eventbrite.com 

     

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  • USCHS Cheer, Dance & Hip Hop Tryouts

    Sign-up online for tryouts

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    CHEER

    Tryout Practices: Mon., May 23 @ 3 - 5pm; Wed., May 25 @ 3 - 5pm; Thurs., May 26 @ 3 - 5pm
    Tryouts:  Friday, May 27th @ 3:30pm

    All participants must attend all three tryout practices.

    Questions: Head Coach Nique Shuster, coachniqueschu@gmail.com 

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    DANCE

    Tryout Practices: Tues., May 31 @ 5 - 7pm; Wed., June 1 @ 5 - 7pm; 
    Tryouts: Thursday, June 2 @ 5-7pm

    We are in the process of hiring a dance coach. Please contact Courtney Wregget with questions in the interim, uschhtcourtney@gmail.com 

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    HIP HOP

    Tryout Practices: Tues., May 24 @ 3 - 5pm; Wed., May 25 @ 5 - 7pm
    Tryouts: Thursday, May 26 @ 5 - 7:30pm

    All participants must attend all tryout practices.

    Questions: Head Coach Courtney Wregget, uschhtcourtney@gmail.com 

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    General Questions should be directed to Danny Holzer, Athletic Director dholzer@uscsd.k12.pa.us 

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    Sign-up online for tryouts

     

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  • USC Inline Hockey Sign-ups (gr. 2-12): May 25

    Sign-ups for Upper St. Clair Inline Hockey will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 at the Bridgeville Rollerplex. 

    Accepting players at all skill levels for the 2022-23 interscholastic season. All interested students should come. Prospective players are encouraged to bring gear for skating, drilling and evaluation for placement.

    - $200 deposit required, register in person or on the website - uscinlinehockey.com 
    - Season Runs from Sept- March (workouts in August)
    - One practice on Wednesday night, One game each weekend

    For more info, contact:

    Eric Bernstein, USC Inline Hockey President
    drbernstein@hotmail.com
    412.389.9477

     

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  • Register for USC Wahoos (ages 5-14): practices start June 6

    Registration is Open!

    Are you looking for a summer swim club?  Join USC Wahoos, 5 super fun meets currently on the schedule.  Visit www.peaqpgh.org for more information and registration. 

    Please contact Coach Topher Bishop at coachtopher@peaqpgh.org if you have any questions.

    See you at the pool!

     

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  • RMU Basketball Camp (gr. 2-9): June 20-23

    RMU Boys' Basketball Day Camp
    (for students in grades 2-9)

    Date: June 20, 2022 – June 23, 2022
    Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Price: $275
    Check-In: 8 a.m.

    This camp is designed to provide campers with skill development and instruction directly from the RMU coaching staff and players, all within RMU Basketball facilities. Campers will have opportunities to compete in drills, work as a team in 5-on-5 competitions, and win contest prizes.

    Register online: RobertMorrisMensBasketballCamps.TotalCamps.com

     

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  • Middle School Football Camp Registration is now open

    This is a reminder that the summer football camp registration for grades 7-8  is now open. Visit www.uscfootballcamps.com to sign up today. The start date for grades 7-8 will be June 13th. We will work out Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with players grades 7-8.

    Please register before June 1st so we can plan our practices and lifting sessions for the boys. Thank you and Go Panthers!!!

    DETAILS
    WHO:
    All incoming players grades 7-8 (Fall 2022)
    WHERE: USCHS Stadium
    WHEN: Monday, June 13 - Thursday, July 28
        * M, T, TH (3 Days/week) View the camp calendar for more information
        * Time: 9-10:40 a.m.
    COST: $169 (Discounts for families with multiple children listed at registration)

    CAMP REMINDERS
      * Players should bring cleats and tennis shoes 
      * Lockers will be provided to secure items (USC Football Camps is not responsible for any lost or stolen items)
      * Players should bring their own water
      * Drop off will be at the High School Stadium at the traffic circle. Pick up will be in the same location. 
      * Financial hardship exemptions are available to those families that need assistance. Please contact Coach Junko directly at mjunko@uscsd.k12.pa.us to request a financial hardship exemption. 
      * If you have a vacation planned during camp dates, please do not change your plans. We realize that players will be missing at times due to family vacations. 

    You can email Coach Junko or call 412-916-0132 with questions. 

    If you can take a moment to visit www.uscfootballcamps.com and sign up for your player it will help us to finalize our summer roster and plan our daily summer schedule. 

    Thank you for all of your support.  Our coaches are very excited to begin working with the boys again!

    Mike Junko
    Head Football Coach 
    Social Studies Teacher
    Upper St. Clair High School
    mjunko@uscsd.k12.pa.us 

     

     
     
     
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  • USC Youth Football Camp of Champions (K-6): Aug. 1-3

    Registration is now open for this year's USC Football Camp of Champions. Below you can find all of the details about our camp. Our staff and players are excited about this year's camp and we have planned to make this year's camp our most exciting yet. Please visit www.uscfootballcamps.com and get signed up today! 

    WHO: All kids - boys & girls - in grades K-6 (Fall 2022)
    WHERE: USCHS Stadium (Drop off and pick up is at the traffic circle next to the stadium entrance)
    WHEN: Aug. 1-3, 2022 from 9-11:30 a.m.
    COST: $109 If registered before July 1st. $129 If registered after July 1st.
    STAFF: USC Football varsity staff, Head Coach Mike Junko, and our varsity players

    CAMP GOALS 
    Our camp is designed to accomplish two goals: have fun and become better football players. Campers will receive expert instruction on football fundamentals, skills, and techniques. Campers will engage in one-on-one drills, allowing each of them the opportunity to transfer individual skills taught in the camp to game-play experiences. All the key fundamentals needed to become a better football player will be emphasized. *Note: USC Trainers will be on-site making sure that safety is our number one priority.

    CAMP FEATURES
    * Football specific agility drills
    * Learn from coaches and varsity players 1:1 instruction
    * Participants are grouped based on age and skill level.
    * Competition games and events
    * Daily talks presented by varsity players and coaches that cover life skills such as goal setting, teamwork, communication, sportsmanship, and the importance of education
    * Everyone plays. No standing around at USC Camps!
    * Position specific instruction  
    * Proper running and stretching form
    * Daily awards, recognitions for camper
    * Cost includes camp T-shirt
    * Cleats or tennis shoes are recommended
    * T-shirt and shorts only. No pads are required. Drills are non-contact.
    * All skill levels are welcome. Novice players are encouraged to attend. Our camp is open to girls and boys! 
    * Water is available but campers are encouraged to bring their own water
    * Parents are welcome to stay and watch. For safety, please stay off of the track and field area.

    Our campers come back every year because our coaches and players work very hard to make this a memorable experience for everyone. To get signed up you can visit www.uscfootballcamps.com and register your camper today!

     

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  • Registration is OPEN for 2022-23 K-Plus and Before/After School Programs

    School Year 2022-23 Registration is OPEN for the K-Plus and Before/After School Programs! 

    School year programs are open to all students in K through 6th grade. The K-Plus Program offers a variety of fun enrichment activities focusing on reading and math skills. The Before/After School Programs offer a variety of extracurricular activities including sports, crafts, art, group games, and homework support. Programs operate at Baker, Eisenhower and Streams Elementary Schools and Boyce Middle School and offer both full-time and part-time programs. Full-day programs are offered on teacher-in-service days.  

    For more information or to register online, please visit
    https://www.extendedday.com/school-year

     

     

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  • Adventure & Learn at STEM Camp (ages 6-13)

    Adventure and Learn at STEM Camp

    This summer, Camp Guyasuta will offer eight weeks of an awesome day camp that is co-ed and open to all youth. These programs will be in a “drop off” format, with early arrival and late pick-up available. This arrangement allows youth of working parents the ability to attend an adventure of a lifetime, while not disrupting work schedules.

    June 6-10 | June 13-17 | June 20-24 | June 27- July 1 | July 5-8 | July 11-15 | July 18-22 | July 25-29

    For more information or to register visit www.CampGuyasuta.org.

     

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  • Carnegie Library: FREE Teen Membership

    Teen Memberships are a free pass to exploration and discovery and are available to all teens 13–18 years of age. From youth artmaking to teen science challenges, the four Carnegie Museums provide so many creative ways for teens to connect with each other and their world—and, most importantly, to find their own voice.

    Teen members enjoy:

    * FREE general admission to Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum

    * Invitations to events and programming designed just for teen members

    * FREE reciprocal admission at 300+ ASTC museums and science centers

    * Discounts on classes, camps, educational films at the Rangos Giant Cinema, laser shows, lectures, and special events

    * A 10% discount in museum stores and cafes (20% store discount during Member Shopping Days)

    Click here to learn more

     

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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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