Reductions to Save District Approximately $11.5 Million Annually (more…)
PITTSBURGH, June 22, 2011— Superintendent Linda S. Lane released the following statement upon the announcement of the retirement of Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT) President John Tarka. (more…)
On Friday, June 24th at 12:00 PM at the Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard (downtown), over 25 musicians–including current CAPA students, CAPA graduates, and current and past CAPA teachers–will come together on stage to celebrate CAPA Jazz in the past, the present, and the future.
More than just a reunion, this event will celebrate the rich legacy of Jazz and Jazz Instruction that has been part of CAPA since 1979. Many of these students are also graduates of Pittsburgh Rogers Middle School. Students studying to become future jazz performers will join the stage with professional musicians along with the people that taught them–all sharing CAPA roots. The event will culminate in a jam session where every CAPA musician in attendance will play together–all in celebration of the school that continues to produce a rich legacy of Jazz.
Coming Up in Pittsburgh Public Schools (June 13-17, 2011)
Tuesday, June 14
PITTSBURGH CONCORD 2nd GRADE CLASSROOM TO RECEIVE PROCLAMATION FOR “FIRST IN MATH” COMPETITION
City County Building, Fifth Floor, 414 Grant Street, 15219
Pittsburgh Concord K-5 and Ms. Cara Christian’s second grade class will receive a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council. The class placed ninth in the District-wide “First in Math Competition.” Presentation will be by Ms. Natalia Rudiak, City Council member. (more…)
The following students won the Challenge 24 Championship, and received 2 tickets each to the July 5th Pirate game, generously donated by Chaz Kellem from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 marked 40 years that Pittsburgh Oliver ROTC Instructor, Command Sergeant Major Eckert has been in uniform. Following his high school graduation, Mr. Eckert enlisted in the United States Army. At then end of his basic training, he served a tour of duty as a “scout” in Vietnam. He has had various assignments of increasing responsibility during his 23 years of active duty service to include a tour of duty in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm. After his retirement from active duty in 1994 he became a Junior ROTC instructor at Oliver, and has been motivating young people to be better citizens ever since.
Senior Administration Official, Rocco Landesman, the National Endowment of the Arts Chairman, will travel to Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 on Sunday, June 12th to deliver the commencement address to the school’s 2011 graduating class. The class won the visit by Mr. Landesman as one of five runner-ups in the “Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.” (more…)
On June 4, 2011 Pittsburgh Liberty’s K-2 Autistic Support staff along with other staff and families from Pittsburgh Liberty K-5 participated in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Walk. This walk is held to raise money for Autism Speaks, a national non-profit organization aimed at autism research. The team raised money through various fundraisers at the school over the past several months including a “Light It Up Blue” day in which students and staff donated $1 to wear their favorite blue outfit, a cookie sale, and a bracelet sale. In all, over $1000 was raised through these fundraisers and was donated to Autism Speaks on walk day.