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Weekly Recap for Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

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Weekly Recap Open Mic – join us this Wednesday, Nov. 20
The Upper St. Clair Parent Teacher Council will host its semiannual Open Mic at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in the Boyce Middle School theater. The focus for the evening will be on student wellness.  Read more | RSVP online


Panel discussion on vaping – Dec. 11
The Youth Steering Committee of Upper St. Clair is hosting a panel discussion, “Vaping...Addictive, Dangerous and Deadly,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park. The program is free and open to the public.  Read more


USCHS team crowned chess challenge champs
A team of four Upper St. Clair High School students recently won first place in the 2019 Future Champions Chess Challenge, held on Nov. 9, 2019, at Winchester Thurston School. Team members include Lavina Sripathy, grade 10; Logan Todd, grade 10; Alex Todd, grade 9; and Trinity Murphy, grade 10.  Read more


"UnSelfie" books available for purchase
Many thanks to the hundreds of community members who were able to join us last Monday for the "UnSelfie" program with Dr. Michele Borba. A limited number of "UnSelfie" books are available for purchase for $15 (cash or check made payable to St. Paul’s Episcopal Preschool). If interested, please email Katie Talarico at


Photo Gallery: Veterans Day observance
A Veterans Day observance honoring veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces was held on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the Upper St. Clair Veterans Park. The program featured musical performances by Upper St. Clair High School’s marching band and Chanteclairs. Read more and view photos


School-level Spelling Bee dates are set
The annual Upper St. Clair Spelling Bee contest dates for each school are set! The school-level spelling bees, open to students in grades 4 – 8, are sponsored by the Upper St. Clair Parent Teacher Council. Each school’s first place winner will advance to the 70th Annual Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee. The winner of the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee will receive an all-expense paid trip to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May 2020.  Read more  |  Download the 2019-20 Spelling Bee list


Iceland Trip Planned for June 2020
The Upper St. Clair High School Science and Technology Education departments are sponsoring a trip to Iceland in June 2020 for high school students. The trip is scheduled for June 13-19, 2020, with sponsors Ms. Kistler, Mr. Peskorski and Mr. Hoburg. The deadline to register has been extended to Dec. 1. Read more


USC TODAY magazine arrives Nov. 18-22
Upper St. Clair TODAY magazine, a collaborative publication of the school district and Township of Upper St. Clair, will arrive in homes Nov. 18-22, 2019. The magazine will end the year and the decade by completing its yearlong celebration of 25 years of service to the community.  Read more




In case you missed it…


Upcoming Events

18:  FAFSA Completion Night, 6:30 p.m.
18:  School Board Committee meeting, 7 p.m., District Administration Building
19:  Baker Chipotle Spirit Night
19:  Fort Couch PTSO meeting, 9:30 a.m.
19:  High School Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m.
20:  PTC Superintendent’s Open Mic, 7 p.m., Boyce theater
20:  U.S. Air Force Band – FREE concert, 7 p.m., High School theater
23:  High School Choir Madrigal Dinner, 5 p.m., Westminster Church
25:  School Board meeting, 7 p.m., District Administration Building
26:  Blood Drive, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., High School LGI
27:  NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Recess
28:  NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Recess
29:  NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Recess

2:  School Board Reorganization meeting, 7 p.m., District Administration Building
4:  PTC meeting/Thank you Brunch, 9:30 a.m., District Administration Building
4:  High School Principal’s Advisory Committee – Grade 9 Parents, 9:30 a.m. 
4:  Geography Bee, 1p.m., Boyce
5-6:  Streams Holiday Shop
5:  Baker – Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Spirit Night
6:  Progress Reports – second marking period
9:  Boyce Orchestra Winter Concert, 7 p.m.
9:  School Board meeting, 7 p.m., District Administration Building
10:  Eisenhower Holiday Mart
10:  Fort Couch Band Concert, 7 p.m. High School theater
11-12:  Baker Enchanted Shop
11:  Youth Steering Committee program – Vaping...Addictive, Dangerous and Deadly, 7 p.m., CRC
11:  Boyce Winter Band Concert, 7 p.m. 
12:  Eisenhower Holiday Mart
12:  Fort Couch/Boyce Winter Chorus Concert, 7 p.m., High School theater 
17:  High School Choir Concert, 7 p.m.
18:  Fort Couch Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m.
19:  High School Winter Instrumental Concert, 7 p.m.
20:  Elementary Winter Parties
23-27:  Winter Recess – NO SCHOOL
30-31:  Winter Recess – NO SCHOOL

1:  Winter Recess – NO SCHOOL

Coming Up….Mark your Calendar:  
July 20-24, 2020: Leadership Academy


Help Wanted

Check out our current employment opportunities and apply online for the following positions:

  • Middle School Band Teacher
  • Middle School Assistant Wrestling Coach
  • Bus Driver
  • Part-time Nutrition Center Worker

Substitute opportunities with flexibility: The school district is currently recruiting for several substitute positions including teachers, school nurses, teacher aides, nutrition center workers, custodians and bus drivers. These are great opportunities for those with school-age children as most follow the school calendar. Only work the days you’re available!!! Apply online!


Bulletin Board

Be sure to check the district’s online community bulletin board for information about upcoming community events as well as summer science camps, sports camps, dance clinics and more…

  • NEW: Kids in the Kitchen: Nov. 19-Dec. 19
  • NEW: Light Up for Unity Night: Dec. 8
  • NEW: Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra: FREE concert Dec. 8
  • Build a Bridge Together Workshop: Nov. 16
  • College Alternatives Informational Sessions: Nov. 18
  • Free Concert: U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band - Nov. 20
  • Thinker Thursdays: Recycled Racers: Nov. 21
  • Girl Scouts Sign Up Night: Nov. 21
  • Boys & Girls Clubs: Basketball & Floor Hockey Sign-Ups
  • South Fayette Youth Volleyball (ages 7-15): spring sign-ups
  • SiLLy SCienCE: Nov. 23 and Dec. 14
  • Sensory Time: An Adapted Program – Nov. 20 and 27
  • Play K at the Library: thru Dec. 19
  • And more…


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Thank you,

Tina Vojtko, Communications Specialist
Upper St. Clair School District