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Weekly Recap for Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

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Weekly Recap

Calendar Reminders

  • Friday, Feb. 17: NO SCHOOL – Teacher-in-Service
  • Monday, Feb. 20: NO SCHOOL – Teacher-in-Service


Weekly Recap

Four named Presidential Scholar candidates
Four Upper St. Clair High School seniors were recently named candidates in the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Carter L. Chui, Jasmine F. Dietiker, Matthew Earley and Jason Lu were selected for their outstanding performance on the SAT or ACT exam. They are among 198 Pennsylvania students to earn this honor.  Read more


Junior presents at national biomedical engineering conference
For many, public speaking (on any topic) can evoke anxiety, nervousness and fear. Imagine presenting at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) National Conference at age 16. Meet Priyasha Itani, a junior at Upper St. Clair High School, who clearly possesses superpowers. Priyasha presented her research, titled “The Cellular and Tissue Level Analysis of Endometriosis Angiogenesis,” at the conference on Oct. 14, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas.  Read more


USCHS orchestra performs for first graders
Nearly 300 Upper St. Clair first graders enjoyed an orchestra concert designed specifically for them on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at Upper St. Clair High School. The inaugural event was planned by Christine Hestwood, middle school strings teacher and high school orchestra conductor.  Read more and view photos


Band director honored; Wind ensemble completes university tour
Dr. John Seybert, Upper St. Clair High School band director, was recently honored with the Citation of Excellence Award from the National Band Association. He received the Citation of Excellence Award during the Marywood University Senior Wind Band Festival. It was one stop of the Upper St. Clair High School Wind Ensemble’s recent university tour.  Read more and view photos


Four participate in health professions program at Pitt
Four Upper St. Clair High School students have been selected to participate in the Health Professions Prep (HPP) program at the University of Pittsburgh. Participants include juniors Alexandra Berkoski and Mackenzie Mitchum and sophomores Josh Anand and Kaarthikha Senthilkumar.  Read more


February 2023 Counseling Newsletter
The February edition of the Counseling Newsletter has been posted. This month’s publication features news and information regarding a range of topics including financial aid, college and career planning, the upcoming College Fair, job postings, social media issues, teen issues, and more.  Read the February Counseling Newsletter


Kindergarten registration begins Feb. 1
Online kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year begins Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Students must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2023, to register. Read more


Apply now for ETC Program spring cohort
USCSD is currently recruiting for the spring 2023 cohort of the Extended Teacher Certification (ETC) Program for non-educators who are interested in serving as substitute teachers. Apply online by Feb. 13. To learn more about the program, contact Aimee Mack at   Read more


Student drivers attend safety program
Nearly 300 Upper St. Clair High School student drivers attended a Ford Driving Skills for Life assembly on Jan. 24, 2023, in the school’s theater. All students with a campus parking pass were required to attend the 50-minute program. The assembly focused on five main topics: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space management, speed management and driving under the influence.  Read more and view photos




In case you missed it…


Parent Teacher Council

Upcoming PTC & Unit Meetings:

Elementary & Middle School Spelling Bees
Registration is currently open for all five district Spelling Bees. Information has been sent to families via email. All Bees are taking place at their respective school immediately following dismissal. Boyce has a pre-test due to the large number of registrants. For information, contact Sarah Cranganu, PTC Spelling Bee chairperson, at    

  • Fort Couch Middle School: Tuesday, Jan. 31


Upcoming Events

28:  USCHS Semiformal Dance, 7:30 p.m., USCHS
31:  8th Grade Parent Meeting, 6:30 p.m., USCHS theater
31:  Fort Couch Spelling Bee, 3:30 p.m. (rain date – Feb. 1)

1:  Kindergarten Registration begins
1:  PTC meeting, 9:30 a.m., virtual
2:  Eisenhower Kindergarten Social, 6:30 p.m.
3:  Second Quarter Report Cards
3:  Streams Bingo, 5:30-8 p.m.
4:  Auxiliary Clinic, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.
6-10: National School Counseling Week
7:  College Seminar: Becoming a Competitive College Applicant, 6:30 p.m., USCHS theater
8:  Boyce PTO meeting, 9:30 a.m.
9:  Boyce Deer Valley Parent Meeting, 7 p.m.
9:  Fort Couch Social, 7 p.m.
11:  Baker Bingo, 5-7 p.m., Boyce cafeteria
13:  Boyce Pride
13-16:  Boyce Random Acts of Kindness Week
15:  Streams Kindergarten Open Mic, 9 a.m.
15:  Streams Kindergarten Special Level Night, 6 p.m.
17:  NO SCHOOL - teacher-in-service
20:  NO SCHOOL - teacher-in-service
21:  Boyce Grade 6 Pennsylvania Math League, 8:45 a.m.
21:  Fort Couch PTSO meeting, 9:30 a.m.
22:  School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
23:  Eisenhower 2nd Level Social, 6:30 p.m.
24:  Baker Second Grade Social, 5:30 p.m.
24:  Baker Read-a-Thon begins
27:  School Board meeting, 7 p.m.

1:  Baker Bedtime Stories
1:  PTC meeting, 9:30 a.m.
2-3:  Streams Book Swap
2:  Boyce Battle of the Books
2:  Streams Snuggle Up and Read, 6:30-8 p.m.
2:  Eisenhower Reading Night, 6:30 p.m.
3:  USCHS Musical, On the 20th Century, 7:30 p.m.
4:  Baker 1st Grade Social, 6 p.m.
4:  USCHS Musical, On the 20th Century, 7:30 p.m.
5:  USCHS Musical, On the 20th Century, 2 p.m.
6:  Boyce Pride
7:  Baker 3rd Grade Social, 6:30 p.m.
8:  Streams 1st Grade Open Mic, 9:30 a.m.
8:  Streams 1st Grade Special Level Night, 6:30 p.m.
8:  Boyce PTO meeting
9:  USCHS Musical, On the 20th Century, 7:30 p.m.
9:  USCHS PTSO, 9:30 a.m. LGI
10:  USCHS Musical, On the 20th Century, 7:30 p.m.
11:  USCHS Musical, On the 20th Century, 7:30 p.m.
15:  Streams 2nd Grade Open Mic, 9:30 a.m.
15:  Streams 2nd Grade Special Level Night, 6:30 p.m.
17:  Streams PTO: 9:30 a.m.
20:  Baker Kindergarten Social, 6 p.m.
21: Fort Couch PTSO: 9:30 a.m., register to attend
22:  Streams 3rd Grade Special Level Night, 9:30 a.m.
22:  Streams 3rd Grade Open Mic, 6:30 p.m.
23:  Eisenhower 3rd Grade Social
27:  School Board meeting, 7 p.m.
28:  USCHS Pop Choral Concert, 7 p.m.
29:  Streams 4th Grade Special Level Night, 9:30 a.m.
29:  Streams 4th Grade Open Mic, 6:30 p.m.
30:  Third Quarter Marking Period Ends
30:  PMEA Music Performance Assessments
31:  NO SCHOOL – teacher-in-service

Now Hiring

Come join our team! There are several permanent and substitute openings in the Upper St. Clair School District. Please share our list of openings with friends and family who may be interested.

Full and Part-time Openings
Check out our current employment opportunities and apply online for the following positions:

Increased pay rates for several substitute positions:


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…


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Thank you,

Tina Vojtko, Communications Specialist
Upper St. Clair School District