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Weekly Recap for Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

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Weekly Recap
Busy weekend at USCHS – parking shuttles available 
USCHS will host the USC Boys Basketball Tip-Off Tournament and performances of The Nutcracker this weekend. Parking shuttles will run from the USC township building (Fri. & Sat.) and Westminster Church (Sat. ONLY).  Read more


THIS WEDNESDAY: Panel discussion on vaping 
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


Nine students recognized with November Deans’ Awards 
Upper St. Clair High School administrators recognized nine outstanding students with November 2019 Deans’ Awards. The awardees and the teachers who nominated them were honored at a special breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.  Read more and view photos


Pianist earns national honors
An Upper St. Clair High School junior has been named an Honorable Mention awardee in the 2020 YoungArts Awards, sponsored by the National YoungArts Foundation. Christian Chiu, a pianist, was recognized in the Classical Music category.  Read more


Photo Gallery: USC Winter Community Pep Rally 
The Upper St. Clair School District hosted its Winter Community Pep Rally – celebrating the start of the winter sports season – on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in the high school gymnasium. Participants included girls’ and boys’ basketball, wrestling, rifle, girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving, ice hockey, indoor track, crew, cheerleading, hip/hop and the marching band drumline.  Read more and view photos


Students host successful blood drive 
The Upper St. Clair High School chapter of the National Honor Society recently hosted a blood drive that netted donations from 100 individuals including 92 students, three teachers and five parents. The Nov. 26 event was conducted in cooperation with Vitalant, formerly Central Blood Bank.  Read more and view photos


School Board elects leadership for 2020
Members of the Upper St. Clair School Board elected Barbara Bolas as president and Patrick Hewitt as vice-president during its annual reorganization meeting on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Both offices are one-year appointments.  Read more


Video: Dec. 2 School Board Meeting
Upper St. Clair School Board meetings can be viewed online at Video of the Monday, Dec. 2 meeting was posted earlier this week. This was the school board’s reorganization meeting that included officer elections and swearing of newly re-elected board members. Click here to watch


Only three HolidaySHOP days left!!!!
SHOP@USC will host a special HolidaySHOP to stock up on gifts and cards for your Panther fans, friends and family. Visit SHOP@USC from 8 – 11 a.m. on Dec. 10, 13 and 17 in the Upper St. Clair High School theater lobby. Items for sale include: specially-designed greeting cards; holiday specialty items and Upper St. Clair spirit gear.  Read more


Winter performances set for December and January
Celebrate the winter holidays all throughout December and January with the Upper St. Clair Performing Arts Department. Enjoy a wide variety of concerts and performances by students of all ages. All events are FREE and open to the public.  Read more




In case you missed it…


Upcoming Events

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:  HolidaySHOP hours, 8 -11 a.m., High School theater lobby
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 & 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 
13:  HolidaySHOP hours, 8 -11 a.m., High School theater lobby
17:  HolidaySHOP hours, 8 -11 a.m., High School theater lobby
17:  High School Choir Concert, 7 p.m.
18:  Fort Couch Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., High School theater
19:  High School Winter Instrumental Concert, 7 p.m.
20:  Elementary Winter Parties
23-27:  NO SCHOOL – Winter  Recess
30-31:  NO SCHOOL – Winter  Recess

1:  NO SCHOOL – Winter  Recess
6-17:  Keystone Testing Window
8:  Parent Teacher Council (PTC) meeting, 9:30 a.m., Streams
8:  Fort Couch Spelling Bee, 3:30 p.m.
8:  Elementary Combined Choral Concert, 7 p.m., High School theater
9:  Baker PTA meeting, 10 a.m.
9:  Baker Spelling Bee, 3 p.m.
10:  Eisenhower Family Bingo Night, 6 p.m., High School
14:  Streams PTO meeting, 9:30 a.m.
15:  High School PTSO meeting, 9:30 a.m.
15:  Combined Strings Concert, 7 p.m., High School theater
17:  First Semester & Second Marking Period Ends
20:  NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice
20:  Baker Duck Donuts Spirit Night

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:

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 Helping Kids & Hygiene Products & Holiday Shoebox Drive – Sat., Dec. 7
  • NEW: High School Robotics Team -- openings available
  • NEW: Holidays at the C&RC: Dec. 7
  • NEW: Mission to Mars: Dec. 11
  • NEW: Community Blood Drive: Dec. 12
  • Diaper Drive at USCHS: Dec. 2-20
  • Light Up for Unity Night: Dec. 8
  • Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra: FREE concert Dec. 8
  • Afterschool at the Library: Dec. 9 and 16
  • SiLLy SCienCE: Dec. 14
  • Play K at the Library: thru Dec. 19
  • Camp December: Dec. 23, 26, 27 and 30
  • And more…


Tina Vojtko, Communications Specialist
Upper St. Clair School District