Please know that just as you are concerned about the safety of your children, we are as well. We must partner collaboratively and together protect, support, guide and care for them every moment of their lives. We are completely committed to providing a safe environment for our students, your children. They are our utmost priority.
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The SSHS TLC group, under the guidance of sponsor Mrs. Langelli, traveled to World Vision again this year. World Vision is a nationwide company that helps thousands of children in need around the world. The local facility is in Sewickley. While there, TLC members were able to help sort through donated items. Many companies are able to write these donations off as tax deductible. For example, when two teams compete in the Super Bowl, clothing is made for both teams in the hopes of victory. Have you ever wondered what happens to the “winners” clothing made for the team that loses? Many times these items are donated to World Vision to unpack, reorganize, and repack to deliver to children in need around the world. TLC was able to help in such service on the field trip. The students worked very hard and had a great time!
Each senior at SSHS is required to complete a state-mandated culminating activity for graduation – their “senior project.” More information about senior projects can be found by clicking the “Academics” tab near the top of the high school web page. Another round of senior project presentations took place recently. Many of the projects completed by our seniors are truly spectacular and provide impressive community benefits. Congratulations to these seniors on a job well done! Great thanks also to our senior project coordinator, Mr. Meyer, our faculty project review panels, community project mentors and assistants, and all others who assisted in the success of these events!
“It Can Wait” is an initiative that focuses on educating people – especially teens – about the dangers of texting and driving. The message is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait. Recently, SSHS junior Kaitlyn Work won an essay contest sponsored by the It Can Wait program and AT&T. As a result of her efforts, our school recently had an “It Can Wait” assembly hosted by former Pittsburgh Steelers great Charlie Batch! Kaitlyn was escorted by limousine to the assembly, where she was the guest of honor as Charlie addressed the student body regarding the dangers of texting and driving. Charlie also stayed after the assembly to sign autographs and meet with our S.A.D.D. Club. A texting while driving simulation machine was also brought in for students to experience firsthand the dangers of texting and driving. Other guests that morning included PA State Representative Jim Christiana, as well as representatives from Steelers.com, AT&T, and The Marketing Arm.
A reminder that parents/guardians of high school students should access the "MMS Parent Portal" to keep up with their students’ grades and attendance. To access the portal, follow these easy steps:
- Click on “Resources and Email” on the left side of the main page.
- In the drop-down box that appears, click “Parent Resources”.
- Look for “School-Related Links” in the middle of the page and click “MMS Parent Portal”.
- Click where it says “click here to activate your account”.
- Enter the appropriate information. You will need to know student ID numbers.
- A password will be e-mailed to the e-mail address you submitted to the high school office. You will then be able to access the portal.
- If you experience any problems accessing the portal, please contact Mrs. Elliott at the high school main office, 724-573-9581.
Students can also access their grades in the "MMS Student Portal" by clicking on “Resources and Email” on the left side of the main page, then "Student Resources", and then following the appropriate login procedures. Students experiencing difficulties with the login procedure should contact the MMS Administrator, Mrs. Hickman.
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