South Hills Middle School
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Board member at-large, Dr. Melvin Steals, and wife, Adrena, are responsible for bringing the fair to Pittsburgh. With support from Dr. Wayne Walters, the former principal of Barack Obama Academy and current PPS superintendent, Dr. Steals hosted the inaugural scholarship fair in the region in 2012. Dr. Walters continues to support what Dr. Steals describes as a pipeline for college and higher educational opportunities.
‘What a good man does’: Pittsburgh dads, male role models participate in ‘Take a Child to School Day’
“Take A Child to School Day is really important for us because it encourages fathers and adult role models and figures to really come and be a part of bringing their children to school,” Superintendent Wayne Walters said Thursday. “All of it matters. All of it matters, all of our community coming together to support our children matters.”
PITTSBURGH — Outside of Morrow Elementary School in Brighton Heights, student drop-offs are often a family affair. But on this particular Thursday…
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Established in 1996, South Hills Middle School is a comprehensive grades 6-8 middle school located in the Beechview section of Pittsburgh. It draws students primarily from the South Hills and portions of the West End. The core curriculum is enhanced by an array of related arts courses, including art, computer education, music, and physical education. Additionally, South Hills is a regional English as a Second Language program site and home to over 100 English Language Learners or ELLs. South Hills is proudly one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse schools in Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Since the middle school experience is a bridge to high school, South Hills students are taught to manage their personal activities and scholastic pursuits responsibly in preparation for high school and the future beyond. Students may participate in an array of extracurricular activities, including National Junior Honor Society, student council, band/orchestra, Homework Club, Dance Team, and cheerleading. Students may also participate in the following interscholastic sports: cross country, volleyball, soccer, and baseball, wrestling, and swimming. The school ensures that students receive wrap-around support via its Student Services Office, as well as its Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) system, the Student Assistance Program (SAP), the school's Restorative Practice delivery model, and after-school tutoring.
Motto: We treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Mascot: The Huskies
School colors: Teal, orange, and black
Structure: An interdisciplinary-teamed and departmentalized grades 6, 7, and 8 comprehensive middle school
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South Hills Middle School, located at 595 Crane Ave, was built in 1976. The 4-level building has a total area of 403,057 square feet. South Hills occupies the North House section of the Brashear High School building.