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Upper St. Clair High School
Location
1825 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 Coordinates: 40.33500° N 80.07083° W
Information
School district Upper St. Clair School District
Principal Dr. Michael Ghilani
Dean Mr. Jace Palmer, Mr. Lou Angelo
Faculty 101
Type Public
Grades 9–12
Motto Qui non proficit, deficit
(Latin for "He who does not advance, loses ground")
Mascot Panther
Color(s) White & Black, Red accent
Students 1,451
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Upper St. Clair High School is part of the Upper St. Clair School District. Upper St. Clair is a suburban community near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Upper St. Clair High School has won local, regional, and national awards for a school district and the school district was ranked in 2006 as the number-one school district in Western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Business Times.[1] Upper St. Clair High School's enrollment in 2006 was 1,451 students.[2] Upper St. Clair High School has 101 teachers, 65 of whom have received masters degrees, and teach grades 9 through 12. Upper St. Clair's mascot for sporting events is the Panther. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... Upper St. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A melanistic leopard, or black panther The black panther is the common name for a black specimen (a melanistic variant) of any of several species of cats. ...

Contents

District mission statement

Upper St. Clair's District Mission Statement reads; "Developing learned and responsible citizens for a global society is the mission of the nationally recognized Upper St. Clair School District, which is served by a responsive and innovative staff who, in partnership with the community, provides learning experiences that nurture the uniqueness of each child and promote happiness and success."[3]


Community


Upper St. Clair High School is located approximately 12 miles from downtown Pittsburgh making a fairly easy commute into the city. Upper St. Clair is composed of students from upper middle class households. The population of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania is around 19,000 people, most of which are single families with children in the school district. Strong community involvement and support drives the school district, as well as high taxes on large homes. Land value is considered to be high throughout the township. Upper St. Clair High School is located off Route 19 on McLaughlin Run Road alongside the school district's central office, the township library, and the police station.[4] Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Allegheny_County. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2624x2455, 131 KB) Other versions Image:Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Upper St. ...


Building

Upper St. Clair High School was remodeled in 2000 under former superintendent Dr. William Pope. This renovation improved the school's aesthetic appeal and allowed for many technological advancements such as widespread Internet access. In addition, renovations allowed for improved facilities such as a professional sized theater, 2 full sized gymnasiums, weight room, and even a racquetball court. Academic facilities were also improved with a 12,500 square foot library at the center of the academic wing. The library was dedicated to Dr. Pope in 2003 upon his retirement and contains 17,000 volumes, periodicals, computer software, on-line services, and other multimedia resources.


Curriculum

Upper St. Clair High School offers educational opportunities for all students. All core classes have Honors and Academic classes with the former being more difficult. The school offers 15 AP Courses MYP and Diploma Programs and requires students to take gym each year either during the school year or over the summer. In addition to the physical education program, USCHS also requires students to take a Health class for one semester during freshman year. Following the 2006-2007 school year, the administration integrated the physical education and health programs into a year-round "Wellness Education" program for students in each grade. Physical education (PE) is the interdisciplinary study of all area of science relating to the transmission of physical knowledge and skills to an individual or a group, the application of these skills, and their results. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ...


In the 2006-2007 school year, 6 languages are offered:

Beginning in the 2007-2008 school year, the school offers Arabic. The foreign language department is led by curriculum leader Deanna Baird. According to the language department, approximately 80% of the school is enrolled in a foreign language to complement their core classes.[5] This article is on all of the Northern and Southwestern Chinese dialects. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Arabic redirects here. ... A foreign language is a language not spoken by the indigenous people of a certain place: for example, English is a foreign language in Japan. ...


Statistics compiled from Class of 2005

  • Mean scores for college tests
    • SAT I Verbal - 561
    • SAT I - Mathematics - 581
    • ACT Composite - 24.9
  • National Merit
    • Semi-finalists and Finalists - 2
    • Commended -12
  • 342 seniors, or 96.8% of the graduating class, took that SAT I.
  • 157 seniors, or 44% of the graduating class, took the ACT.
  • Advanced Placement Exams
    • In May of 2005, 180 students took 341 AP exams in 21 different subject areas.
    • There were 284 scores of three or higher.

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School day

Students have free mods in which they can spend in the library, cafeteria, or commons in addition to the regular courses. The commons area offers students the opportunity to socialize while playing pool, foosball, ping-pong, or watching television. The student bookstore, where students can purchase food and school supplies, is also located in the commons. The cafeteria offers hot lunches and daily specialized lines such as the panini, hot food, soup, healthy choice, deli, pizza, and taco/hoagie lines. A snack bar is also located in the cafeteria. The library offers a plethora of computers which students may access using their student identification in order to work on school work or simply surf the web. The library also offers tables for students to sit at and finish homework, study, or quietly socialize with friends.


The regular school day consists of 16 modules ("mods"). The schedule allows for four-minute travel times between the modules so that students may arrive at their next class, or access their lockers during a free mod. The regular school day is as follows:

Modules Start End
HR 7:30 7:40
1/2 7:40 8:30
3/4 8:30 9:20
5/6 9:20 10:10
7/8 10:10 11:00
9/10 11:00 11:50
11/12 11:50 12:40
13/14 12:40 1:30
15/16 1:30 2:20

[6]


During the 2006-2007 school year, periods 17 and 18 were added to the schedules of marching band members so that their dedication may be further represented in students' transcripts. An American college marching band on the field (Kansas State University) A marching band is a group of instrumental musicians who generally perform outdoors, and who incorporate movement â€“ usually some type of marching and other movements  â€“ with their musical performance. ...


Awards

Upper St. Clair High School and the Upper St. Clair School District has established itself as a national power, having claimed 11 national education awards. Upper St. Clair High School is one of two schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to have won the Blue Ribbon Award three times; the other being Fort Couch Middle School which is also located in Upper St. Clair. Upper St. Clair High School has also been awarded the New American High School Award. The most recent academic title that Upper St. Clair High School has claimed is the number 1 public school ranking by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The latest award was impressive in knocking off nearby rival Mt. Lebanon School District as the Western Pennsylvania leader. Upper St. Clair's standardized test scores were the highest in the eldest two tested grade levels: 11th and 8th. The awards are supported by the statistics posted by Upper St. Clair High students such as the fact that 98% of all USC grads pursue higher education.[7] Awards won by Upper St. Clair High School State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... Insignia that designates a Blue Ribbon School The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. ... Mt. ...

  • Blue Ribbon Awards from President of the United States
    • 1984 - 202 Schools Awarded Nationally
    • 1989 - 218 Schools Awarded Nationally
    • 2000 - 198 Schools Awarded Nationally
  • New American High School Award (Awarded since 1996)
    • 2000

School policies

Due to Upper St. Clair High School's rigorous courses, the administration has tried to reward students who take more difficult schedules through a weighted GPA system. The weighted GPA's scale is out of five total points instead of the conventional 4 point scale and is intended to benefit students taking Honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs. The initials GPA can refer, among other things, to Grade Point Average; see Grade (education) Guinness Peat Aviation General Practice Australia, a private, independent medical accreditation society Greyhound Pets of America This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Advanced Placement (AP) is the term used to describe high school classes that are taught at a college level. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ...


The formula for calculating the weighted GPA is:[8]

  • Weighted GPA = unweighted GPA + [.25/4S x (4A+3B+2C)]
    • 4 = reflects the expectation that an average of four weighted classes be taken during each of the semesters that can be completed under the weighted system
    • S = number of semesters completed to the date of calculation
    • A = number of A’s earned in Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate courses
    • B = number of B’s earned in Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate courses
    • C = number of C’s earned in Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate courses

The final weighted GPA calculation is based on the thirty-two highest grades in Honors, AP, and IB courses taken by the student. Grades earned in all courses are included in the calculation of the unweighted GPA. Additional Honors, AP, and IB courses above an average of four per semester will not affect the weighted GPA. This places an artificial cap on the number of courses that are awarded the weight and hence the weighted GPA does not truly measure academic success in the most rigorous courses of study in Upper St. Clair. AP may refer to: Andhra Pradesh, A state in the Republic of India Associated Press, an American news agency AP, the United States postal abbreviation for U.S. military personnel in the Pacific Ocean region AP, the U.S. Navy hull classification symbol for transport support ships A&P, the... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ...


Athletics

The Upper St. Clair athletic department oversees the scheduling and facilities of the Panthers athletic teams. The athletic department, located in the athletic wing, is led by Athletic Director Ted Petersen who was a former player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. A five-person team comprises the leadership of the athletic department, which also oversees ticket sales during Panthers football and basketball home games.[9] Steelers redirects here. ...


Upper St. Clair has produced talented sports teams in a variety of sports over the years. In order to facilitate the Panthers' sports teams to perform well, Upper St. Clair has equipped its athletes with top-of-the-line facilities. The stadium includes two sides, one larger side for Upper St. Clair fans and a smaller "away" side, remodeled for the 2005 season. Each side has a snack bar serving usual stadium cuisine such as hot dogs, hamburgers, and Chick-Fil-A sandwiches. The stadium features metal bleachers on both sides, as well as two vertical rows for high school students on the scoreboard end and two vertical rows for band members on the opposite end. The playing surface is a special rubber blend which simulates play on actual grass while handling use and weather better than a regular field. The new playing surface was installed for the 2005 fall athletics season, replacing the former astro-turf surface. The "gurf" (grass-turf) has proved to drain better while presenting better field conditions for all sports. Chick-fil-A (IPA pronunciation: ) is a chain headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that specializes in chicken entrees. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Grass (disambiguation). ...


The stadium's chief purpose is for the football games, but Upper St. Clair teams who play at the stadium include field hockey, soccer, track and field, and lacrosse. The track surrounding the field at the stadium is 400 meters in length from the inner-most oval. Other outdoor facilities include the practice football fields which are composed of two regulation fields with four goal posts. The outdoor fields are also used for field hockey practices. The Upper St. Clair Panthers' boys and girls golf teams both play at the St. Clair Country Club Terrace Course. The Panthers' boys and girls basketball teams play in two different gyms, the boys' in the larger of the two. Gym A has two sides of bleachers which are retractable during non-sports events and physical education classes. Gym A has a total of 8 basketball hoops, two of which are used during regulation games. Gym B has a single side of bleachers and six basketball hoops. The gyms are also used for both genders' volleyball games and practices. The school's facilities also include a weight room, racquetball courts, and a wrestling room with mats. The school also has a sports injury room for injuries suffered during games and practices as well as rehabbing injuries. A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ...


List of athletic championships won by Upper St. Clair

  • PIAA Team Championships
Gender Sport Year(s)
Girls Basketball 1999
Boys Football 1989, 2006
Coed Rifle 1970
Boys Soccer 2003, 2004
Girls Tennis 2000, 2001, 2003
  • WPIAL Team Championships
Gender Sport Year(s)
Boys Baseball 1992
Boys Basketball 1996, 2005
Girls Basketball 1974, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003
Boys Cross Country 1967
Boys Football 1974, 1975, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1997, 2006
Boys Golf 1963, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1992, 1993, 1994
Boys Golf Cont. 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
Girls Golf 1974, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Girls Golf Cont. 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Coed Rifle 1970
Boys Soccer 1972, 1980, 1988, 2000, 2004
Girls Soccer 1987, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
Girls Softball 1973
Boys Swimming 1973
Boys Tennis 1971, 1975, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997
Boys Tennis Cont. 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Girls Tennis 1980, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Girls Tennis Cont. 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
Boys Track 1969, 1993
Total WPIAL Championships—92[10]

The boys' soccer team has won two PIAA championships. In 2004, the team finished the year ranked number 1 in the nation by high school soccer coaches after successfully completing an undefeated season. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is the governoring body of high school and junior high school sports in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is a high school athletic association made up of 138 schools based in Western Pennsylvania. ... Soccer redirects here. ... The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is the governoring body of high school and junior high school sports in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ...


Upper St. Clair's varsity football team is ranked number one in the WPIAL, as well as number one in the state according to a poll conducted by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.It was also ranked up to #4 in the nation by Rivals.com. Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is a high school athletic association made up of 138 schools based in Western Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the PG, is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


USC has captured seven WPIAL football titles since 1974. The Panthers play in the WPIAL's AAAA division and usually face tough rivals in the postseason, such as North Allegheny and Central Catholic. The team is coached by Jim Render, who is in his 28th season coaching for Upper St. Clair. Jim Render was accepted into the Pennsylvania High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. The Panthers also won the PIAA state championship under coach Render during 1989 which included a top-10 national rank in the USA Today poll. The 2006 season includes an undefeated regular season, as well as taking the number one ranking in both the WPIAL and PIAA as ranked by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.[11] The Panthers, ranked by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as the number one team in the state,[citation needed] won the Great Southern Conference in 2006, going 4-0 in conference play, highlighted by a win against Penn Hills in the WPIAL Championship game played at Heinz Field. USC also won the PIAA championship against Liberty (Bethlehem) in a game played at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA.[12] The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is a high school athletic association made up of 138 schools based in Western Pennsylvania. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is a high school athletic association made up of 138 schools based in Western Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is the governoring body of high school and junior high school sports in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the PG, is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. // The paper began publication on July 29, 1786, with the encouragement of Hugh Henry Brackenridge as a four-page weekly, initially called The Gazette. ... Heinz Field is a football stadium located in the North Shore neighborhood, just across the Allegheny River from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Hersheypark Stadium is a stadium located in Hershey, Pennsylvania on the grounds of Hersheypark. ... Hershey redirects here. ...


The Panthers have produced many talented football players in the current era, including Sean Lee, the starting linebacker for the Penn State Nittany Lions during the 2006 season. His older brother, Connor Lee, plays football for the University of Pittsburgh as the place kicker. The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Upper St. Clair boys lacrosse participates in the Western Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association (WPSLA) as the WPIAL does not govern high school lacrosse. As lacrosse gained in popularity over the past ten years, Upper St. Clair lacrosse has seen massive growth as the program now fields teams down to the fifth grade. Mike Messina, a former assistant coach for the University of Pittsburgh, was named head coach for the 2007 lacrosse season following the departure of Bruce Atkinson[13] As lacrosse is a club sport, players are responsible for paying to be a member of the team as well as all equipment costs. The lacrosse program captured its first major title, the WPLSA championship, during the 2005 season. Upper St. Clair fields freshmen, junior varsity, and varsity teams. The junior varsity and freshmen teams are coached by Douglas Miller. The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is a high school athletic association made up of 138 schools based in Western Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


The Panthers' golf team has won the WPIAL fifteen times during its history. The golf team plays all home matches at St. Clair Country Club's Terrace Course. The golf team is one of the most difficult teams to make due to high participation by the student body. The 2006 golf team was led by two seniors, Brendan Borst and Robert Shogry, as well as standout sophomore Marshall Brown. The team qualified 3 members out of WPIAL finals at Deer Run Golf Club, those being Brown, Borst, and Shogry. The Panthers sent two players to the PIAA western regional qualifying out of the WPIAL championship. Shogry and Borst both qualified to the Western Regional while Brown shot a fifteen over par 87. A he PIAA state championship, Robert Shogry came in 32nd and Borst finished 37th.[14] This article is about the sport. ... The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is a high school athletic association made up of 138 schools based in Western Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is a high school athletic association made up of 138 schools based in Western Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is the governoring body of high school and junior high school sports in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ... The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is a high school athletic association made up of 138 schools based in Western Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is the governoring body of high school and junior high school sports in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ...


Recently, the most consistently successful team at USC as been the boys' tennis team. They have won four straight WPIAL Team Championships and are have finished as PIAA silver medalists each of the past four seasons. Chris Foster and Jay Jones also won a PIAA Doubles Championship in 2007.


Upper St. Clair's students have always been very supportive of the Panthers teams, and the deep-seated rivalries reflect that passion. The biggest school rivalry between Upper St. Clair High School is the Blue Devil teams of Mt. Lebanon School District. Mt. Lebanon shares a border with Upper St. Clair, as well as presenting both athletic and academic competition. The Mt. Lebanon rivalry has been heightened in current years due to strong teams fielded by Mt. Lebanon, such as their basketball teams which have faced Upper St. Clair many times in the regular season as well as facing the Panthers in the 2005 WPIAL championship. Other border rivalries include that with nearby Bethel Park High School. The Bethel Park-Upper St. Clair rivalry is similar to the one with Mt. Lebanon due to the close proximity of both schools, including a shared border. Central Catholic High School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) has proven to be a rival of Upper St. Clair as the two teams meet often during post-season playing, including the 2004 WPIAL AAAA Football Championship. Mt. ... The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is a high school athletic association made up of 138 schools based in Western Pennsylvania. ... Bethel Park High School, also called BPHS, is a four-year, comprehensive high school located in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, with an enrollment of 1,937 students in grades 9–12. ... Central Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school for boys in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is a high school athletic association made up of 138 schools based in Western Pennsylvania. ...


Extracurricular activities

A wide variety of extracurricular activities are offered for every student. Because of a high number of students seeking secondary education, extracurriculars are an important part of high school life in an effort to improve resumes.


The St. Clarion is the newspaper written and produced by the student body under the direction of English teacher Ms. Caty DeWalt.[15] The St. Clarion usually produces four issues annually as well as a senior magazine issue. The paper is made during both Journalism classes and by student volunteers. The paper writes on both world and campus news, detailing many events from sports to school policy changes. The paper is funded by community advertisers as well as student fund raising.


The Montage is the school's literary arts magazine produced by the student body under the direction of English teacher Ms. Liz Cecelia.[16] The Montage produces one issue per year, selling copies to the student body in May. The magazine publishes original poems, short stories, personal essays, artwork, photography, and musical compositions written by the students. A staff of between fifteen and twenty people compile the submissions into the magazine, which is funded by community advertisers as well as student fund raising.


The Forensics team, was coached by Social Studies Teacher Mr. Benjamin Edwards until 2007. It is now coached by Mr. Richard Platts. and has around forty members. It competes in the National Forensics League, National Catholic Forensics League, and the PHSSL. Upper St. Clair sent fifteen members to NCFL nationals in Chicago, Illinois during the 2006 season. In addition to sending 15 members to nationals, USC qualified six members to the PHSSL state championship. Upper St. Clair has produced three state champions in recent years: Andrew McNally and Vijay Nair, who won in Duo Interpretation in 2005, and Ravi Mehta, who won in Impromptu speaking in 2006. The National Forensic League is one of two U.S. national organizations which direct high school or prep competitive speech events. ... The National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) was formed in 1953. ... The Pennsylvania High School Speech League is a high school forensics league. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Duo Interpretation, or often times simply called Duo Interp, is an official speech event of the National Forensics League, and the National Catholic Forensics League. ... Impromptu speaking is a speech and debate consolation event that involves a seven minute speech, with up to three of these seven minutes available for use as preparation time (known prep time, or simply prep). ...


Upper St. Clair High School's newly remodeled theatre plays host to multiple events during the year. Some of the most notable events include the Fall play and the Spring musical. The 2006 Fall play took place between October 25-29 and featured a "theatre in the round" showing of The Importance of Being Earnest, which was directed by Ponny Conomos, an alumna of Upper St. Clair High School. This presentation of Oscar Wilde's play was a critical success, and attracted a record-breaking audience for the annual event, marking the first ever sold out Fall Play.[17] The spring musical of 2006, which involves approximately 30% of the student body, was Sondheim's Into the Woods, also directed by Conomos. The spring musical for 2007-2008 is Singing in the Rain. The theatre is managed by Mr. Jim Bennett and Tech manager Mr. Terry Williard. Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde, a comedy of manners on the seriousness of society in either three or four acts (depending on edition) inspired by W. S. Gilberts Engaged. ... Into the Woods is an award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ...


Grading system

Upper St. Clair High School uses the following grading system:

  • A (90 – 100%)
  • B (80 – 89%)
  • C (70 – 79%)
  • D (60 – 69%)
  • F (below 60%)
  • P (pass)
  • I (incomplete)

Upper St. Clair High School began to offer Edline for progress reporting to all students in the 2006-2007 school year. Teachers are expected to update grades on Edline at least every two weeks. Screenshot of the login page for Edlines grade system. ... Screenshot of the login page for Edlines grade system. ...


Controversies

Teacher arrest for drug possession

On June 30, 2003, physical education teacher and assistant football coach Shawn Morton was arrested during a traffic stop and charged with crack cocaine possession. In September 2003, Morton was suspended without pay after pleading no contest to the charges. After serving a semester's suspension, three months of probation, and completing Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) requirements, he was reinstated as a teacher in January 2004.[18][19] is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Physical education (PE) is the interdisciplinary study of all area of science relating to the transmission of physical knowledge and skills to an individual or a group, the application of these skills, and their results. ... A pile of crack cocaine ‘rocks’. Crack cocaine is a highly addictive form of cocaine that is popular for its intense high. ...


International Baccalaureate program

A major controversy during the 2005-2006 school year was the elimination of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Several members of the new school board elected in 2005 criticized the IB as "Marxist, anti-Christian, un-American and too costly."[20] In February 2006 the new school board voted 5-4 to phase out the IB program over two years, allowing only the participating students at that time to complete requirements to earn a diploma. The school board majority made this decision against the recommendation of the school administration and superintendent Dr. James Lombardo, and despite the pleas of many constituents to at least postpone the vote until the program is reviewed. In December 2006, Dr. Lombardo left the district after claiming to have been repeatedly harassed and insulted by the school board majority members.[21] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ... Marxism is both the theory and the political practice (that is, the praxis) derived from the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. ... Anti-Christian prejudice is a negative categorical bias against Christians — both individually and collectively — or against Christianity as a whole. ... Un-American is a pejorative term used in the United States. ...


Two opposing groups emerged from this decision: one supporting the IB program, known as WAVES, and one supporting the board majority, called Citizens for Responsible Education. In March 2006, members of the WAVES group, aided by two Pittsburgh law firms and the ACLU, filed a lawsuit against the Upper St. Clair School Board Majority, citing constitutional violations and the failure to follow district policies for curriculum reviews. A settlement was reached in May 2006 with two main stipulations. First, the program was reinstated for a minimum of two years. Second, a nine-month study to determine the value of this program was conducted as part of the settlement agreement. The study resulted in a curriculum recommendation to keep and enhance the IB program in Upper St. Clair.[22] The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, is a non_governmental organization devoted to defending civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. ...


In the recent school board elections, a pro-IB board was elected. IB continues to be offered throughout the district.


Cheating scandal

Late in the 2006 spring semester, several seniors, all honors and AP students, were discovered to have been cheating on school assignments. The seniors are alleged to have entered the high school after hours and made their way to various classrooms, stealing and copying various exams, and then returning the copies undetected. The honors students were discovered when, on an English exam, two of the students received perfect scores while all other students in the class received poor scores. When word got to the media, the scandal was exposed, and police were brought in to examine the situation. In the end all four students received no criminal prosecution; however college acceptances for the accused students were in some cases revoked and in other cases delayed.[23] Academic dishonesty or academic misconduct is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise. ...


Principal-student assault charges

On January 12, 2007, Joseph Rodella, a Mt. Lebanon High School student claimed that USC principal Michael Ghilani assaulted him at a USC-Mt. Lebanon basketball game. Rodella charged the basketball court after Mt. Lebanon won the game. According to Rodella's father, Ghilani knocked Rodella to the ground, then body slammed him and put his knee on his chest. Upper St. Clair Acting Superintendent Terrence Kushner said the district "has investigated the incident" and that "our conclusions are that neither our township police or school officials acted inappropriately."[24] is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mt. ... Much of the action in professional wrestling involves the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him/her down. ...


Horror movie

In January 2007, Julie Cantrell, a calculus teacher, resigned after school officials learned that she and her husband had filmed parts of a horror movie, titled "The Killer Inside You", on school grounds. Mr. Cantrell said his wife was told by school officials that she had violated the school's morality code by appearing in the film, which he promoted at the Dark X-Mas Convention in Austintown, Ohio, in November and at the Eerie Horror Film Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania in October. He claimed the school district had given his wife permission to use the school building when classes were not in session. Acting Superintendent Terrence Kushner said there was no contract and the Cantrells did not have permission to film.[25] For other uses, see Calculus (disambiguation). ... Austintown is an unincorporated census-designated place and Youngstown suburb, located in Mahoning County, Ohio. ... “Erie” redirects here. ...


Bus driver supplying alcohol to students

On September 21, 2007, an Upper St. Clair school bus driver admitted to purchasing alcohol for minors. The bus driver resigned shortly after. Police charged the bus driver with furnishing alcohol to minors; if convicted, he may face a $1,000 fine.[26] is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Many nations have a legal drinking age, or the minimum age one must be to drink alcohol. ...


Notable alumni

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References

  1. ^ Upper St. Clair No. 1 in PBT's ranking of school districts. Pittsburgh Business Times Website. Retrieved on 2007-02-24.
  2. ^ High School Information
  3. ^ Mission and Vision Statements
  4. ^ Upper St. Clair High School Facts
  5. ^ Foreign Language Department
  6. ^ Upper St. Clair High School Bell Schedule
  7. ^ Upper St. Clair High School Facts
  8. ^ Upper St. Clair Student Handbook 2006-2007 School Year
  9. ^ USCHS Athletic Department
  10. ^ Upper St. Clair Athletic Championships
  11. ^ Mike White, "WPIAL playoffs: Top seeds clear-cut choices this year", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 31, 2006.
  12. ^ Team schedule for 2006-2007 Upper St. Clair football, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  13. ^ Upper St. Clair Lacrosse Website
  14. ^ PIAA Golf Finals
  15. ^ Club Sponsors
  16. ^ Club Sponsors
  17. ^ Fall Play The Importance of Being Earnest
  18. ^ Humphreys, Lori. "Upper St. Clair teacher suspended after drug plea", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2003-09-24. Retrieved on 2007-10-11. 
  19. ^ "South 19 News Briefs: Upper St. Clair", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2004-07-07. Retrieved on 2007-10-11. 
  20. ^ Banks, Gabrielle. "Upper St. Clair school board kills International Baccalaureate program", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2006-02-21. Retrieved on 2007-11-25. 
  21. ^ Executive Session Remarks of Dr. James Lombardo
  22. ^ Kurutz, Daveen Rae. "USC panel backs International Baccalaureate as 'vigorous, worthy'", Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2007-04-13. Retrieved on 2007-11-25. 
  23. ^ Cheating Scandal Erupts At Upper St. Clair H.S., KDKA-TV, May 16, 2006.
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  25. ^ Ackerman, Jan. "Cut! Teacher Loses Job for filming at school", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2007-01-26. Retrieved on 2007-11-25. 
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  32. ^ Ryan Malone #12. Official Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved on 2007-02-05. See Notes on that page.
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External links

  • Upper St. Clair High School
  • Official School District website

 
 

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