Pittsburgh Colfax K-8
Here you will find this year's (22-23) PSCC meeting dates and locations.
News Release: Pittsburgh Public Schools Announces Start of Warning Period of School Bus Safety Program to Protect Students
PITTSBURGH, PA, May 16, 2023 – Pittsburgh Public Schools is announcing the start of the warning period of its school bus stop-arm camera program to protect students from the pervasive issue of motorists illegally passing a stopped school bus. The warning period will begin Wednesday, May 17, and run until the program officially goes live July 3, following a robust public awareness campaign launched last August.
Pittsburgh Public Schools appoints Director of Violence Prevention to quell student violence
PITTSBURGH — Jason Rivers is taking the helm as the new Director of Narrative Transformation, Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention for Pittsburgh Public Schools. It is a newly created position designated to address a culture of escalating violence among students in and outside of school buildings across the city.
PPS’s first violence prevention director Jason Rivers wants to interrogate origins of violence
On today’s episode of The Confluence: Pittsburgh Public Schools has hired Jason Rivers as the district’s inaugural director of narrative transformation, conflict resolution and violence prevention. Rivers joins us to explain what kind of programming can be enacted to support violence prevention.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 is a neighborhood school nestled in the heart of the Squirrel Hill community. Colfax serves students living in parts of Squirrel Hill, East Hills, Homewood, Shadyside, and Point Breeze. In addition to a comprehensive academic core program, students who are assessed and meet district criteria established have access to gifted education at the Pittsburgh Gifted Center. Other offerings include English Language Learning Support, Speech and Language itinerant services, Instructional Support, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. Our students also have access to a school swimming pool that is utilized in grades 3-8 within their physical education classes.
We are committed to providing an opportunity for all children to learn within a safe, caring atmosphere designed to nurture the spirit and stimulate the intellect. With our total commitment to children, we feel we are succeeding in our mission to provide an enriching educational experience preparing our students to achieve academically, socially, and personally, so that they can succeed in all aspects of life.
Activities at Colfax K-8 are tailored by grade level and include Chess Club, Challenge 24 Club, Chorus, yearbook, student council, Reading and Math tutoring, First in Math, fourth and fifth grade basketball and swimming, Middle Level Clubs, Girls on the Run, Student Envoy, Middle School Interscholastic Sports include boys' and girls' soccer, basketball, swimming, and cross country. Colfax has partnerships with the Jewish Community Center, Pittsburgh Chess Club, Grow Pittsburgh, Frick Environmental Center, Frick Art and History Museum, Allderdice, Mercy Behavioral Health, University of Pittsburgh, and UPMC.
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Colfax K-8, located at 2332 Beechwood Blvd, was built in 1911. The 4 story building a total area of 104,223 square feet.
Board District 4
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