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Open Mic set for May 2

April 8, 2019

Open Mic set for May 2

Open Mic The Upper St. Clair Parent Teacher Council will host its semiannual Open Mic at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in the Upper St. Clair High School large group instruction (LGI) room.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John T. Rozzo, accompanied by a team of administrators, will be on hand to discuss district initiatives and to address questions and concerns. In addition to answering submitted questions, Dr. Rozzo and his team will provide brief updates regarding the Safe2Say initiative; the status of the current construction projects; upcoming strategic planning efforts; and the need to partner with families regarding social media usage/issues.

“The semiannual Open Mic events provide a great opportunity for dialog about programs and initiatives as well as to gain valuable feedback about topics that are important to families,” Dr. Rozzo said. “We look forward to seeing and talking with our parents and community members.”

The high school LGI room is a new location for the Open Mic, which has traditionally been held in the Boyce Middle School theater.

“We’re hoping that the change in venue enhances the opportunity to hold meaningful conversations between and among our attendees and district staff,” Dr. Rozzo said. “Our objective is to be able to have interactive, round-table discussions where everyone feels comfortable participating.”

Those planning to attend are encouraged to register and submit their questions online (click here for the online registration form). This process, which has been used for the last several years, enables district administrators to more effectively adapt their presentation to meet the needs of the audience.

Attendees should enter Upper St. Clair High School via the main entrance, the exterior doors furthest on the left (marked by the flag pole). Upon entry to the main office, you will need to provide a driver’s license in order to process your visitor’s badge.

The previous Open Mic, held in December 2018, provided a comprehensive presentation regarding the district’s safety, security and wellness initiatives. The next PTC Open Mic event will be held in the fall. The fall event is typically scheduled for 7 p.m. while the spring event is held in the morning. For more information about PTC Open Mics, contact Batool Nulwala, PTC vice-president and Open Mic committee chairperson, at batool.hunaid@gmail.com.

The Upper St. Clair Parent Teacher Council serves as the 'umbrella' parent organization, which provides leadership and coordination for all of the PTA/PTOs/PTSOs in the school district. The PTC meets monthly throughout the school year. The location of the meeting rotates among the district’s six schools and central office. The final PTC meeting of the school year is set for 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at the district’s Central Office.

The superintendent of schools and at least one school board member participate in the monthly meetings, which are open to all Upper St. Clair families. The meetings provide opportunities for dialogue. For more information about the PTC, contact Suzanne Wynne, PTC president, at wynne.sl@gmail.com.