Open house/ registration

Saint Anne School in Castle Shannon will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27-Feb. 2. An open house and registration will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 27. Tours will be given, and coffee and pastries will be served.

For more information, contact Harmony Stewart, principal, at 412-561-7720 or, or visit

PMEA District Band

Eight Bethel Park High School musicians successfully auditioned and have been selected to play in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s District Band Concert, which will be held on Jan. 26 at Cornell High School.

Representing Bethel Park in this event will be seniors Sara Bucci (clarinet), Sarah Fulton (flute) and Connor Remington (tuba), as well as juniors Roma Eisel (bassoon), Jaxson Stewart (clarinet), Theresa Stolpa (French horn), and sophomores Elijah Nice (percussion) and Olivia Tabler (clarinet).

The students are taught by Bethel Park High School Band Director Chad Thompson.

USC kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration for incoming Upper St. Clair kindergarten students and their families will be held mid-March and early-April at each of the district’s three elementary schools as follows: Baker Elementary — March 20 and April 4; Eisenhower Elementary — March 21 and April 2; Streams Elementary — March 19 and April 3.

Students registering for kindergarten must be 5 years of age by Sept. 1, 2019, to be enrolled for the 2019-20 school year. Proof of residency within the Upper St. Clair School District is required for enrollment.

Questions regarding the Upper St. Clair School District elementary enrollment process may be directed to Mrs. Terri Lott at 412-833-1600, ext. 2283 or via email

SF kindergarten registration

South Fayette School District announces 2019-20 incoming kindergarten parent meeting and registration information. Parents with children 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2019, should go to to register their child for a kindergarten screening appointment.

An incoming kindergarten parent meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the elementary school’s all-purpose room, where parents will be given their child’s registration packet. Packets need to be completed and brought to your child’s kindergarten screening in March.

For information, email Roberta Dantry at

Nat-Geo Bee winner

Sixth-grader Rohan Mehta is the first-place winner in the school-level National Geographic Bee at Boyce Middle School in the Upper St. Clair School District. Rohan now advances to the qualifying exam – the top 100 qualify to compete at the 2019 Pennsylvania State Bee on March 29, in Harrisburg.

Earning a second-place finish was sixth-grader Nate Stohl and tying for third were fifth-graders Lylah Kateeb and Braidyn Recker.

PMEA District Orchestra

Eight Bethel Park School District musicians were selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s Junior High District Orchestra Concert, which will be held on March 23 at Upper St. Clair High School.

Representing Bethel Park in this event will be Bethel Park High School freshmen Aidan Allridge (bass) and Sarah D’Angelo (violin) as well as Independence Middle School eighth-graders Jasmine Cable (flute), Cody Hendrych-Bondra (oboe), Rebekah Tupper (French horn), Samantha Wolf (violin) and seventh-graders Clara McGough (violin) and Angelina Velisaris (viola).

The string musicians are taught by Bethel Park Orchestra Director Stephanie Glover and the remaining musicians are taught by Independence Middle School Band Director Michael Petrossi.

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