Upper St. Clair High School students are hosting the third annual Itty Bitty Mini-THON from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 12, at the high school. The event – geared to children from preschool through grade 6 – will offer games, crafts, a G-rated movie and snacks. Preschool children must be able to use the restroom independently. Activities will be led by high school students with adult supervision. Cost is $25 per child, $35 for two children or $40 for three or more children. All proceeds benefit Four Diamonds, an organization that assists children who are battling cancer and their families at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital in Hershey. To register, visit

PIE program

Upper St. Clair School District’s Partners in Education (PIE) will host its next program at 7 p.m. Jan. 23, in the Boyce Middle School large group instruction room. The evening session will focus on the Pennsylvania Career Readiness Indicator, Pennsylvania Career Education & Work Standards, and student portfolios. Attendees will learn how USC meets standards and how artifacts are collected in portfolios from elementary through high school. For more information, contact Colleen Czekaj, special education curriculum leader, at or 412-833-1600 ext. 2221.

Informational IB meeting

An informational meeting for parents of current fourth-, eighth-, ninth- and/or 10th-graders who are interested in learning more about the International Baccalaureate program is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 24, in Upper St. Clair High School, rooms 148/149.

Attendees are asked to enter the school via the main entrance (the first entrance when you enter via McLaughlin Run Road, marked by the flag poles).

The IB Middle Years Program covers the fifth grade MYP at Boyce through the 10th grade MYP at Upper St. Clair High School. The IB Diploma Program is offered to students in grades 11 and 12 at the high school.

This meeting will briefly review MYP and DP components and provide an opportunity for families to ask questions as they contemplate course and program selection for the 2019-20 school year. The presentation will be posted under “2018-2019 Presentations” on the district’s IB webpage,, following the event.

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