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Shaler Area School District In The NEWS!
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Shaler Area Elementary students to benefit 2 PPG grants
Shaler Area Elementary School is the recipient of two PPG Innovative Classroom grants to benefit students by introducing additional resources into the classroom. 
Boys lacrosse team struggles to stay healthy
Shaler boys lacrosse battling injuries
TribLIVE | Sports article April 23, 2017
 
Shaler Area softball team improving as the season progresses
Plate discipline boosts Shaler softball
TribLIVE | Sports article April 23, 2017
 
Shaler Area Latin students excel in National Latin exam
Shaler Area students participated in and received recognition for their performance on the National Latin Exam, which tests their knowledge of Latin vocabulary, Roman culture, and mythology, and their translation skills. The National Latin Exam is a test given every year to students in Latin I-V. 
Shaler Area to host Town Hall Meeting on opioid crisis
Shaler Area School District will host an educational Town Hall Meeting to address substance use and mental wellness on Thursday, April 20, from 6-9 p.m. at the Shaler Area High School, 381 Wible Run Road. 
Senior Lyndsey Lakatos named Athlete of the Week
Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Vincentian's Christian Fedko, Shaler's Lyndsey Lakatos
TribLIVE | Sports article April 19, 2017
 
Shaler Area grad Geno Thorpe to visit Pitt's basketball program
Geno Thorpe set to visit Stallings and Pitt
Pittsburgh Sports Now article April 18, 2017
 
Shaler Area girls lacrosse team builds momentum
Overtime goal sparks turnaround for Shaler girls lacrosse
TribLIVE | Sports article April 16, 2017
 
Boys volleyball team eyes WPIAL playoffs
Shaler boys volleyball team targets postseason
TribLIVE | Sports article April 16, 2017
 
Shaler Area teacher 1 of 12 finalists for the state Teacher of the Year
Shaler Area School District is proud to announce Greg Mason, a Shaler Area High School science teacher, has been named one of 12 finalists for the 2018 state Teacher of the Year award. 
Shaler Area's food service is challenging the stereotype of school lunches
Shaler Area cafeteria serving healthy, inspired dishes
TribLIVE | Local article April 11, 2017
 
Shaler Area students received top awards at the Festivals of Music
Shaler Area High School students returned from the Festivals of Music, held in Myrtle Beach, S.C. this month, with top awards as well as the Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser’s Esprit de Corps award presented for the students’ exemplary attitude of positive support and outstanding personal behavior. 
Javelin throwers aiming for WPIALs
Shaler javelin throwers set sights on WPIAL medals
TribLIVE | Sports article April 9, 2017
 
Mike Bagwell breaks triple jump record
Shaler's Bagwell makes another leap into record book
TribLIVE | Sports article April 9, 2017
 
Shaler Area named Wellness Champion
Shaler Area is proud to be recognized for its efforts to encourage health and wellness within the District. 
8th-graders explore careers through new program
A new partnership between the District and Building Bridges for Businesses' "U can B" program is introducing 8th-graders to career options based on their interests thanks to the financial support of The Education Foundation, a local nonprofit.
TribLIVE | Local article April 3, 2017
 
Season preview for Shaler Area baseball
Shaler baseball works out the kinks before section play
TribLIVE | Sports article April 3, 2017
 
Season preview for Shaler Area softball
Buckshaw debuts in pitching circle for Shaler softball
TribLIVE | Sports article April 3, 2017
 
Season preview for Shaler Area lacrosse teams
Shaler boys lacrosse looks to replace 11 grads
TribLIVE | Sports article March 26, 2017

Shaler girls lacrosse team acclimates to Class AAA
TribLIVE | Sports article March 26, 2017
 
SAEF presents 2nd Taste of Shaler Area event on March 25
Shaler Area Education Foundation will host the second annual “A Taste of Shaler Area” event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at Shaler Area High School. 
Shaler Area bowler qualifies for state championships
Shaler senior Seelye proud to reach state championships
TribLIVE | Sports article March 19, 2017
 
Shaler Area volleyball team season preview
Shaler volleyball looks to compete in tough season
TribLIVE | Sports article March 19, 2017
 
Two Shaler Area teachers named PA Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists
Shaler Area is proud to announce two high school teachers were named semi-finalists for the 2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. 
Two Shaler Area students accepted into All-State Orchestra
Shaler Area High School students Marissa Fukas, who plays viola, and Sage Wilson, who plays cello, were recognized as two of the top musicians in the state. 
2nd Shaler Area STEAM Competition a success
Shaler Area's annual STEAM Competition attracts schools from across the region and challenges students' knowledge in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. 
Shaler Area tennis team prepares for season
Multi-sport athletes boost Shaler tennis
TribLIVE | Sports article March 12, 2017
 
Shaler Area wrestlers place in PIAA
Shaler's Sullivan, D'Amico place at PIAA tourney
TribLIVE | Sports article March 12, 2017
 
Shaler Area's spring musical Les Miserables is SOLD OUT
All shows for the final weekend of Shaler Area High School's spring musical “Les Miserables" are SOLD OUT. 
Shaler Area students take top awards in Japanese Speech Contest
Shaler Area High School students took top awards in the annual High School Japanese Speech Contest held at the University of Pittsburgh. 
Shaler Area athletes advance to states
Congratulations to the athletes on the wrestling and swimming teams who advanced to states. 
Good luck to the student athletes competing in WPIALs
Shaler Area is proud to have student athletes on the swimming and diving and wrestling teams represent the school district in WPIALs. 
Shaler Area hockey makes playoff run
Shaler hockey reaches Penguins Cup playoffs
TribLIVE | Sports article March 5, 2017
 
Shaler Area swimmers set records
Congratulations to the athletes on the Shaler Area swimming and diving team who set multiple school records during the 2017 WPIAL meet in March. 
Shaler Area grad combines passion for dance and a nonprofit organization
Shaler Area grad Kaitlin Mausser combines her passion for Big Brothers Big Sisters and dance in a unique fundraising event.
Post-Gazette article March 3, 2017
 
High School students continue mentoring program with the Elementary School in 2016-17
Shaler Area students form relationships over shared books in this featured mentoring program between Shaler Area High School and Elementary School.
Shaler Area High School students mentor gifted elementary students with book club
TribLIVE | Local article March 1, 2017
 
Shaler Area wrestlers prepare for WPIALs
Shaler wrestler D'Amico sets sights on gold
TribLIVE | Sports article Feb. 27, 2017
 
Shaler Area team competes in WPIAL swimming and diving championships
Shaler Area swimming and diving team athletes will compete in the WPIAL swimming and diving championships in February and March. 
Shaler Area grad helps RMU hockey win at Heinz Field
Shaelr Area grad Luke Lynch played a role in RMU hockey's win against Niagara on the outdoor rink at Heinz Field.
The Times article Feb. 27, 2017
 
Shaler Area students place in 2017 Scholastic Art Awards
Shaler Area is proud to recognize the high school students who recently won awards for their submissions in the Pittsburgh Arts Region of the 2017 Scholastic Art Awards. 
Boys basketball focuses on growth
Shaler boys aim to take next step
TribLIVE | Sports article Feb. 19, 2017
 
Shaler Area cheerleaders win national and world titles
Shaler Area is proud to announce the recent success of the Shaler Area Varsity Competitive Cheerleading squad on the national and world stage. 
Middle School students see real life application of speed calculations with SRO
"Combining safety and science, students at Shaler Area Middle School got a lesson in speed from school resource officer Frank Spiker."
Shaler students get hands-on lesson in speeding from school resource officer
TribLIVE | Local article Feb. 15, 2017
 
Shaler Area Middle School students to perform “The Little Mermaid JR.”
Shaler Area Middle School students will raise the curtain on Disney’s “The Little Mermaid JR.” when taking the stage for this year’s musical performance, March 16-18. 
6th-grade students celebrate accomplishments of African Americans past and present
Shaler Area Elementary 6th-grade students researched the accomplishments of African Americans, past and present, then created "Who am I?" movie trailers and encouraged classmates to guess the famous individual during Black History Month. 
Middle School students design a robotic obstacle for library's mini golf fundraiser
A group of Shaler Area Middle School students are applying the engineering and robotics lessons from their STEAM classes to design and build a miniature golf hole for the Shaler North Hills Library's Caddy Stacks fundraising event. 
Abby Banze returns to the water as a WPIAL qualifier
Love of sport drives Shaler's Banze back into pool
TribLIVE | Sports article Feb. 12, 2017
 
High School students explore careers through Alcosan's WAVE program
Shaler Area students being exposed to career opportunitites
TribLIVE | Sports article Feb. 6, 2017
 
Freshman Bella Pilyih bowls one of top section averages
Shaler Freshman bowler Pilyih boosts average
TribLIVE | Sports article Feb. 5, 2017
 
Shaler Area girls basketball team grow through the season
Young Shaler girls basketball team uses season to grow
TribLIVE | Sports article Feb. 5, 2017
 
Shaler Area senior basketball player bypasses 1000-point benchmark
Congratulations to Tanner Reinheimer, Shaler Area senior on the Titans basketball team, who bypassed the 1,000 point benchmark--a feat that hasn't been achieved since 2012. 
Shaler Area wrestling team advances to playoffs
Titans pin playoff bid
TribLIVE | Sports article Feb. 2, 2017
 
Two Shaler Area students sign letters of intent
Two Shaler Area High School football players signed letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at Alderson Boaddus University. 
Shaler Area STEAM programs gaining national attention
Shaler Area's Project ENGIN and Caboose programs at the primary level are part of a project to advance the STEAM and maker-space initiatives in school districts. 
Shaler Area partners with municipalities to host drug abuse awareness program
Shaler Area School District is proud to bring Saltworks Theatre Company’s “Off ‘Script” to the District on Thursday, January 26, 2017, to bring awareness to the dangers of prescription drug abuse and opioid dependency. A free community performance will be at 7 p.m. in the High School auditorium. 
Shaler Area cheerleaders finish 5th at states
Shaler Area Varsity Competitive cheerleaders finished 5th of 36 teams in Hershey in the PIAA competitive spirit championship of 2017. 
Shaler Area wrestling team qualifies for WPIALs
Congratulations to the Shaler Area boys wrestling team for qualifying for the WPIAL team championships. 
Shaler Area hockey makes playoff run
Playoff-hopeful Shaler hockey faces tough finishing stretch
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 22, 2017
 
Evan Kelly dives into WPIALs
Shaler diver Kelly moves into school's record book
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 22, 2017
 
Shaler Area grad Val McQuade playing professional basketball in Germany
Shaler grad living her dream overseas
Post-Gazette article Jan. 20, 2017
 
Shaler Area teacher a fellow in Harvard University program
Shaler Area teacher Cari Kelm is one of less than 30 educators serving as fellows in the Pittsburgh cohort of Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero initiative Agency by Design. 
Shaler Area receives Live Well Allegheny School distinction
Shaler Area is proud to be named the newest Live Well Allegheny School for its commitment to the health and wellness of students, staff and the community. 
Shaler Area Middle School science department receives 2 PPG grants
Shaler Area Middle School science department is the recipient of two PPG Innovative Classroom Grants that will benefit students by introducing additional resources into the classroom. 
Shaler Area wins WPIAL competitive spirit title
Shaler, Elizabeth Forward, Bisop Canevin claim WPIAL spirit titles
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 7, 2017
 
Ryan Sullivan & Ron D'Amico start season undefeated
Shaler wrestlers Sullivan, D'Amico off to unbeaten starts
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 8, 2017
 
Lindsay Gill contributes to Shaler Area bowling team
Gill boosts Shaler bowling
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 8, 2017
 
Shaler Area senior recognized for wrestling career
Wrestling: North Feature Athlete - Shaler's Ron D'Amico
SportsTown article Dec. 21, 2016
 
Shaler Area's All-Time Teams feature the best wrestlers
Wrestling: All-Time Teams - Shaler
SportsTown article Dec. 21, 2016
 
Class of 1994 grad named Distinguished Alumnus
Shaler Area is proud to announce Dr. Ryan Soose, Class of 1994, as the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Soose was recognized during the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony in November for his accomplishments following high school graduation and his contributions to the medical field. 
Marzolf Primary students construct gingerbread houses
Marzolf Primary students show off thier creativity while constructing gingerbread houses
TribLIVE | Local photos Dec. 20, 2016
 
Bowlers see success despite low numbers
Shaler bowlers battling low numbers
TribLIVE | Sports article Dec. 18, 2016
 
Emily Schaefer joins swim team in senior year
Shaler's Schaefer excited to finally be part of swim team
TribLIVE | Sports article Dec. 18, 2016
 
Teacher Feature: Turning Learning into a Game
See how Shaler Area's Project ACE 1:1 iPad initiative and a role-playing game platform helped transform Dennis Reagle's middle school classroom. 
Congrats to Shaler Area grad & All-American Rachel DeLancey
Shaler grad DeLancey named All-American at Spring Arbor
TribLIVE | Sports article Dec. 11, 2016
 
SA wrestling season preview
Shaler wrestling focus on future
TribLIVE | Sports article Dec. 11, 2016
 
Senior Julia Bernesser to pursue 2 sports in college
Julia Bernesser, a Shaler Area High School senior, plans to pursue track and volleyball at Washington & Jefferson in the fall.
TribLIVE | Sports article April 25, 2016
 
Shaler Area senior Jake Hartman's wrestling career takes him to PIAA tournament
Shaler Area wrestler Jake Hartman overcame a season plagued by injuries to compete in the PIAA tournament.
TribLIVE | Sports article March 13, 2016
 
Two Shaler Area wrestlers look to finish season on top
Shaler Area seniors Mike Heinl and Jake Hartman advanced to the WPIAL championship/PIAA Southwest Regional Class AAA semifinals. 
Shaler Area swimmers break school records
Congratulations to Shaler Area swimmers Abby Banze and Dillon Brown who broke two school swimming records during the 2016 AAA WPIAL Swim Championships. 
Shaler Area swimmers to compete at WPIALs
Congratulations and good luck to the following Shaler Area Varsity swimmers who have qualified for and will be competing at the WPIAL AAA Swimming Championships at Trees Pool on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4. 
Shaler Area wrestler Jake Hartman focuses on getting back on the mat
Jake Hartman sets his sights on success in the post season. 
Senior Jacey Schott exemplifies perseverance on girls basketball team
Shaler Area senior Jacey Schott taught her teammates a lesson about perseverance during the lady Titans' transition year.

TribLIVE | Basketball article Feb. 7, 2016
 
Shaler Area's Bri Dobson named one of the Trib's Athletes of the Week
Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Allderdice's Amadou Diallo, Shaler's Bri Dobson
TribLIVE | Sports article May 17, 2016
 
Michael Bagwell named one of Post-Gazette's Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to junior Michael Bagwell, a member of the Shaler Area track and field team, who was  named on of the Post-Gazette's Athletes of the Week.
Post-Gazette article May 6, 2016
 
Ryan Landry commits to play soccer at Duquesne
Congratulations to Shaler Area High School senior Ryan Landry who signed his national letter of intent to play soccer at Duquesne University. 
Shaler Area students participate in Hour of Code event
The students at Shaler Area Elementary School participated in the Hour of Code global movement, for the 6th year in a row, during the week of December 5-11, 2016. 
Shaler Area Backpack Initiative wins $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant
Shaler Area Backpack Initiative is looking forward to making a bigger difference in students’ lives thanks to a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. 
Shaler Area sophomore Isabella Febbraro to perform in 'The Nutcracker'
Congratulations to Shaler Area High School sophomore Isabella Febbraro, who will be dancing in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker."
2 Shaler Area teens performing in 'The Nutcracker' at Benedum
TribLIVE | Local article Dec. 5, 2016
 
Shaler Area girls basketball team season preview
Shaler Area girls basketball teams looks to the season with excitement and optimism.
TribLIVE | Sports article Dec. 2, 2016
 
Shaler Area High School places 3rd in Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #2
Shaler Area High School took third place in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #2. The Fairchild Challenge at Phipps is a yearlong environmental competition in which students must complete monthly challenges, which will be combined into an overall score at the conclusion of the school year. 
Shaler Area students accepted into PMEA District 1 Band
Five Shaler Area High School students are being recognized for their musical abilities by being accepted into the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 1 Band. 
Shaler Area students create portraits for The Memory Project
Shaler Area High School students are using their talents to create memories through The Memory Project, a nonprofit organization, which started in 2004 as a way to give children who have been neglected, orphaned or disadvantaged in countries around the world a portrait created by an art student. 
Shaler Area hockey finds its place
Hockey: Roller-coaster ride continues for Shaler
Sportstown article Nov. 24, 2016
 
Boys basketball players invested in team's future
Shaler boys seek improvement
TribLIVE | Sports article Nov. 25, 2016
 
SAHS grad Nathan Porter shows success at Clarion
Shaler grad Porter makes adjustments at Clarion
TribLIVE | Sports article Nov. 18, 2016
 
Shaler Area School District applies to be Live Well Allegheny School District
Shaler Area making strides to promote health, wellness
TribLIVE | Local article Nov. 19, 2016
 
Shaler Area Music Department presents the 2016 Winter Concert Series
Shaler Area is proud to present this year's Winter Concert Series, which features the musical talents of the District's students. The series runs December 2 through January 31. 
Turning a Classroom into a Bank Branch
Sixth-grade students at Shaler Area Elementary School are applying their math skills as they run a school bank within the classroom.
 
Voting opens for Shaler Area’s Backpack Initiative in grant competition
Shaler Area’s Backpack Initiative is one of 200 causes eligible to win a $25,000 grant through the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program. 
Shaler Area Middle School students to stage “The Mystery Club”
Shaler Area Middle School students will come together to solve crimes on stage when the curtain rises on this year’s fall play, “The Mystery Club,” Nov. 18-19. 
Shaler Area honors veterans during its annual Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 9
Shaler Area School District honored all past and current military men and women during its annual Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 9, 2016. 
Three Shaler Area students accepted into Honors Jazz Band
Three Shaler Area High School students are being recognized for their musical abilities by being accepted into the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 1 Honors Jazz Band. 
Shaler Area teacher inducted into Titusville Hall of Fame
Shaler Area teacher Bethany Bradley, the K-6 English as a Second Language Specialist, was recognized for her athletic accomplishments by her high school alma mater. 
Three Shaler Area students sign Letters of Intent
Shaler Area is proud to announce three high school students signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers post-high school. 
Shaler Area grad Megan Schwartz finds success at Penn State Behrend
Shaler grad Schwartz shines at Behrend
TribLIVE | Sports article Nov. 13, 2016
 
Shaler Area High School to open curtain on "Cyrano de Bergerac"
Shaler Area High School students will challenge their theatrical skills when they stage “Cyrano de Bergerac” as this year’s fall play, Nov. 11-12. 
Shaler Area student projects featured on NASA program's website
Shaler Area High School freshmen in Earth and Space science classes completed the James Webb STEM Innovation Project, a collaboration with the Space Telescope Science Institute and NASA. 
Shaler Area High School places 1st in Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #1
Shaler Area High School took first place in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #1. 
Shaler Area students named to Allegheny Valley Honors Bands
Students in Shaler Area High School and Middle School were recognized for their musical talents and accomplishments by being accepted into an Allegheny Valley Honors Band. 
Shaler Area junior wins 2nd place in National Chemistry Week Poetry Contest
Shaler Area is proud to announce high school junior Mariah Malloy placed 2nd in the 9th-12th grade category for the 2016 Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society’s National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poetry contest. 
Shaler Area to benefit from Safe Schools Initiative grant
Shaler Area is excited to announce it will benefit from a Pennsylvania Department of Education Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant awarded to the Shaler Township Police Department to fund the continuation of the School Resource Officer program in the district. 
Girls volleyball proud to see playoffs
Playoff appearance a step forward for Shaler volleyball
TribLIVE | Sports article Oct. 30, 2016
 
Shaler Area grad named 1 of Pittsburgh's 40 under 40
Congratulations to Shaler Area alum Michael Nites who was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine's 2016 class of 40 Pittsburghers Under 40 who are changing our region – and the world – for the better. 
Student Advisory Committees launch in 2016-17
Starting in the 2016-17 school year, Shaler Area launched Student Advisory Committees throughout the District buildings to provide students with the opportunity to meet with the Superintendent and Central Office administrators on a consistent basis and talk about what they see as the District’s strengths and areas of growth from a student perspective. 
Shaler Area ice hockey look to secure postseason spot
Titans use wake-up calls as motivation
TribLIVE | Sports article Oct. 24, 2016
 
Senior Josie Fenn looks to future of her soccer career
Shaler's Fenn puts work toward soccer career
TribLIVE | Sports article Oct. 16, 2016
 
Shaler Area holds ribbon cutting ceremony for the Louis C. Martig Field at Titan Stadium
On October 8, during the Homecoming 2016 pre-game ceremonies, Shaler Area School District and community celebrated the improvements at Titan Stadium with a special ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the Louis C. Martig Field at Titan Stadium. 
Shaler Area senior Alexia Stover recognized for academic achievement
Shaler Area senior joins national scholars group
TribLIVE | Local article Oct. 10, 2016
 
Shaler Area grad Luke Lynch to join Robbert Morris hockey
Another Lynch ready to take the ice at Robert Morris
Post-Gazette article Oct. 7, 2016
 
Shaler Area boys soccer team looks to finish season strong
Shaler boys soccer strives to end season on high note
TribLIVE | Sports article Oct. 8, 2016
 
Shaler Area golfer finds inspiration at U.S. Open at Oakmont
Visit to U.S. Open at Oakmont inspires Shaler's Gregorczyk
TribLIVE | Sports article Oct. 3, 2016
 
North Feature Athlete: Shaler Area's Oyinda Agbale
Congratulations to sophomore Oyinda Agbale for being featured as a North Athlete in the Post-Gazette. 
SAMS students “Tape a Teacher” to the wall for a good cause
Shaler Area Middle School students raise more than $400 to donate to the West Penn NICU by taping teachers to a wall. 
Shaler Area students' talents featured in the Etna Art Tour
Three Shaler Area freshmen donated their time and talents to the second annual Etna Art Tour, entertaining crowds by singing at the Pittsburgh Actors Space.
 
Shaler Area students selected for PMEA District 1 Honors Choir
Congratulations to the five Shaler Area High School students selected into the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 1 Honors Choir. 
Shaler Area girls volleyball wins 12-team tournament
Congratulations to the Shaler Area girls volleyball team for winning the 12-team tournament it hosted on Sept. 24, 2016. 
Shaler Area Boys Head Soccer Coach named ODP Coach of the Year
Congratulations to Shaler Area’s Boys Head Soccer Coach Adam Hunter who was named the ODP Coach of the Year for 2016 through PA West Soccer Association. 
Extra effort paying off for girls volleyball team
The extra effort put in by the players on Shaler Area's girls volleyball team is paying off on the court. 
Burchfield Primary principal nominated for Making a Daily Difference Award
Mr. Jeff Rojik, principal at Burchfield Primary School, is one of six people nominated for the Making a Daily Difference Award through Fund it Forward. 
Preschool program at Shaler Area provides many benefits
Pre-K Counts program is well received at Shaler Area
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Sept. 13, 2016
 
Shaler Area girls tennis team serving up a new season
Shaler girls tennis team stressing toughness, worth ethic
TribLIVE | Sports article Sept. 12, 2016
 
Shaler Area cross country team focuses on training
Foundation built for Shaler Area runners
TribLIVE | Sports article Sept. 2, 2016
 
Soccer fundraiser benefits scholarship named for SASD grad
Soccer fundraiser remembers Shaler Area grad Scott Alexander
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Sept. 2, 2016
 
Shaler Area Titan Band named Band of the Week
Congratulations to Shaler Area Titan Band who were named Thermo Twin Windows Band of the Week on Sept. 2 through WPXI. 
Shaler Area announces new Interim Principal at Jeffery Primary
Shaler Area is proud to announce JoAnne Townsend as the new Interim Principal at Jeffery Primary. 
Shaler Area releases first annual Report to the Community
Shaler Area is proud to celebrate the many great accomplishments of its students, teachers, administrators, staff, and alumni with the first annual Report to the Community. Read it here: www.sasd.k12.pa.us/annualreport.aspx. 
Shaler Area girls soccer looks ahead to new season
Shaler girls soccer plans to play tougher to compete with section powers
TribLIVE | Sports article Aug. 28, 2016
 
Shaler Area football team preps for new season
Shaler hopes streak's end changes culture
TribLIVE | Sports article Aug. 18, 2016
 
Shaler Area boys soccer team looking to next season
Shaler boys soccer building confidence entering season
TribLIVE | Sports article Aug. 14, 2016
 
Shaler Area Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016
Shaler Area Athletic Hall of Fame will induct six new members. 
Shaler Area students travel to Japan in special exchange program
Shaler Area High School students, upcoming junior Jacob Aluise and senior Evan Lysko, are two of 10 Pittsburgh students to travel to Japan this August to take part in a special exchange program. 
Shaler Area golf team looks forward to 2016 season
Shaler golf team looks to break through after promising 2015
TribLIVE | Sports article Aug. 7, 2016
 
Shaler Area football team makes a difference in the community
Shaler football team makes impact by giving back to community
TribLIVE | Sports article July 31, 2016
 
Shaler Area welcomes Kathleen Graczyk as Director of Student Services
Shaler Area School District is proud to welcome Kathleen Graczyk as the new Director of Student Services. 
Shaler Area grad J.P. Holtz looking to future with the Browns
With Browns, Shaler grad Holtz hopes to be part of future Cleveland success
TribLIVE | Sports article July 17, 2016
 
Shaler Area grad to open restaurant in Shaler Township
Shaler native to open Barrel Junction restaurant in township
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article July 18, 2016
 
Shaler Area grad Jacob Potock takes on closer role in Maryland
Shaler grad Potock gains confidence in closer role
TribLIVE | Sports article June 30, 2016
 
Shaler Area grad Natalie Abt looks to make difference in Carlow's golf program
Shaler's Abt bolsters Carlow golf team
TribLIVE | Sports article July 1, 2016
 
High School teacher Jade Leung named finalist for state Teacher of the Year
Shaler Area School District is proud to announce Jade Leung, a Shaler Area High School science teacher, has been named one of 12 finalists for the state Teacher of the Year award. 
Shaler Area Elementary teacher Monica McElwain 1 of 8 to be awarded grant
Congratulations to Shaler Area Elementary School art teacher Monica McElwain who was recognized for her creativity in the classroom by being awarded a $2,000 grant from the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. 
Shaler Area School District and custodial and maintenance union ratify contract agreement

Shaler Area School District and the Teamsters Local Union No. 205, which represents the district’s custodial and maintenance employees, are proud to announce they have signed a new five-year contract.

 
Shaler Area says goodbye to 46 retirees

Shaler Area School District thanks this year’s 46 retirees for their dedication and service to the school district and wishes them well in their retirement.

 
Student Representatives to the School Board named for 2015-16
Shaler Area School Board of Directors welcomed the Student Representatives for the 2015-16 school year. Student Representatives serve as liaisons between the student body and the school board during the monthly school board meetings. Learn more about this year's Student Representatives here. 
Shaler Area grad Morgan Russo sets career records at Pitt-Greensburg
Shaler graduate Russo leaves mark at Pitt-Greensburg softball
TribLIVE | Sports article June 26, 2016
 
Bri Dobson named to PG's All-Area Team
Post-Gazette 2016 softball all-area team
Post-Gazette article June 26, 2016
 
Shaler Area's Summer STEAM Camp attracts record attendance
Shaler Area's Summer STEAM Camp introduced more than 100 participants to concepts in science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun, hands-on sessions.

TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article June 21, 2016
 
Shaler Area grad to head Quaker Valley's new wrestling team
Shaler Area graduate Brian Cook was named head coach of Quaker Valley's new wrestling team
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article June 20, 2016
 
A look back at the Shaler Area girls lacrosse season
Shaler girls lacrosse had several highlights this season
TirbLIVE | Sports article June 19, 2016
 
Congratulations to the Shaler Area Class of 2016
Congratulations to the Shaler Area High School Class of 2016 who celebrated commencement on June 3, 2016. 
Congratulations to the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016
Shaler Area announces the Athletic Hall of Fame's Class of 2016. Congratulations to all of the athletes!
TribLIVE | Sports article June 16, 2016 
 
SAMS teacher Tom Gray invited to DC to speak about the Smithsonian Learning Lab
Shaler Area Middle School teacher Thomas Gray was one of 33 middle school teachers in Allegheny County to participate in the Smithsonian Learning Lab Workshops presented by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access and was invited to present the program to a Congressional education committee in June 2016. 
Shaler Area All-Star athletes 2016

Congratulations to all of the spring athletes and coaches who were recognized fellow section coaches for their accomplishments during the 2016 sports season.

 
Shaler Area MS and HS place 1st in Fairchild Challenge
Shaler Area Middle School and High School students each placed first in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps, a year-long environmental competition. 
Shaler Area students demonstrate award-winning green thumbs
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article June 6, 2016
 
Shaler Area Ice Hockey explains faceoff rules during Stanley Cup Finals
Shaler ice hockey breaks down faceoff rules, strategies
WPXI feature June 5, 2016
Read the behind the scenes story of this new feature here:
TribLIVE | Sport story June 13, 2016
 
Shaler Area boys volleyball looks to next season
Shaler boys volleyball gains valuable experience it hopes to carry into next season
TribLIVE | Sports article June 5, 2016
 
Shaler Area Middle School student named Broadway Junior Student of the Month
Shaler Area Middle School eighth-grader Michael LaBella was named Music Theatre International's Broadway Junior Student of the Month for June 2016. 
Shaler Area softball celebrates strong season
Shaler softball caps season with 19-2 record
TribLIVE | Sports article May 27, 2016
 
Girls LAX looks to the future
Girls Lacrosse: Shaler coach sees bright days ahead for area lacrosse
PG | Sportstown article May 28, 2016
 
Shaler Area Middle School students test their engineering skills
Shaler Area Middle School students find out who's 'King/Queen of the Hill'
Post-Gazette article May 27, 2016

Shaler Area middle schoolers cruise into final physics project
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article May 31, 2016
 
Burchfield Primary students take top awards in Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania contests

Burchfield Primary students entered the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania’s Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster contest and poetry contest and came back with top local and state prizes.

 
Shaler Area students take top awards at the state Junior Classical League convention
Shaler Area students studying Latin competed in various academic, artistic and athletic competitions in the annual Pennsylvania Junior Classical League state convention in May 2016. 
Shaler Area softball advances to WPIAL quarterfinals
Latrobe softball upsets No. 2 Shaler in WPIAL quarterfinals
TribLIVE | Sports article May 24, 2016
 
Shaler Area expands its STEAM initiative at the primary level
Shaler Area receives grant for STEAM programs
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article May 24, 2016
 
Shaler Area Middle School students complete school mural installation
Shaler Area Middle School students spent the entire 2015-16 school year designing and completing murals throughout the hallways of their school. A special open house and reception will be held on Wednesday, May 25, from 6:30-8:30pm in the middle school cafeteria and lobby to celebrate the completion of the project. 
Shaler Area baseball team wins section championship
Shaler baseball keeps attention on basics, wins section championship
TribLIVE | Sports article May 22, 2016
 
Shaler Area senior recognized by the Diocese of Pittsburgh
Shaler Area senior Joshua Bartosh is honored by the Diocese of Pittsburgh during the annual St. Timothy Awards.
Pittsburgh Diocese article May 21, 2016
 
Senior Josh Lignoski wins 1st in SkillsUSA competition
Shaler Area senior and A.W. Beattie Career Center student Josh Lignoski will compete at the national level after placing 1st in the state SkillsUSA championships, which test students' career and vocational knowledge. 
WPIAL baseball playoffs upset
WPIAL baseball playoffs: Norwin shocks No. 3-seeded Shaler
Post-Gazette article May 17, 2016
TribLIVE | Sports article May 16, 2016
 
Shaler Area softball team drawing attention in postseason
WPIAL softball preview Class by class breakdown
Post-Gazette article May 13, 2016
Post-Gazette article May 13, 2016
TribLIVE | Sports article May 12, 2016
TribLIVE | Sports article May 13, 2016
 
High School ceramics students explore raku firing techniques

Shaler Area High School students studying ceramics had the opportunity to explore raku firing techniques.

 
Girls LAX on a winning streak
Girls lacrosse on winning run
TribLIVE | Sports article May 1, 2016
 
Shaler Area softball team positioning itself for a long playoff run
Shaler Area senior Bri Dobson having a great softball season.
Post-Gazette article April 22, 2016
 
Students earn high marks on the National Latin Exam
Shaler Area students excelled on the 2016 National Latin Exam which evaluates students on their ability to identify grammatical and cultural elements relating to the Latin language as well as their ability to translate a Latin passage.  
Shaler Area students received top awards at the Festivals of Music

Shaler Area High School students returned from the Festivals of Music, held in Nashville, Tenn., with 15 top awards as well as the Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser’s Esprit de Corps award presented for the students’ exemplary attitude of positive support and outstanding personal behavior.

 
SAMS teacher inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame

Jerry Koller, a social studies teacher at Shaler Area Middle School, was inducted into the WPIAL’s Hall of Fame Class of 2016 in the athlete category for his outstanding swim career at Bethel Park.

 
Shaler Area grad's documentary to air on WQED
"Our Way Home," a documentary produced by Shaler Area grad Alexis Werner, will air on WQED. 
Middle School students learn infant, youth CPR

Shaler Area Middle School students enrolled in the Kids and You child development class were given the opportunity to become certified in infant and youth CPR.

 
Three Shaler Area Middle School students present at 2016 International Green Schools Conference and Expo

Shaler Area Middle School eighth-graders Elisa Gabriel, Michaela Brining and Mia Fantozzi were selected to present at the 2016 International Green Schools Conference and Expo on March 31, 2016 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 

 
Shaler Area boys volleyball kicks off season with a win
Shaler Area boys volleyball team started the season by logging a win.
Shaler volleyball off to a strong start in 3-AAA
TribLIVE | Sports article April 3, 3016
 
Shaler Area HS and MS students take top honors in The Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Challenge #4

The Shaler Area High School and Middle School teams each won first place in the fourth challenge of The Fairchild Challenge at Phipps, yearlong environmental competition.

 
Family carries Shaler Area LAX tradition
Shaler Area's Wightman family has a multi-generation history with the Titan lacrosse program.
TribLIVE | Sports article March 28, 2016
 
Shaler Area grad J.P. Holtz still chasing NFL dream
J.P. Holtz, other overlooked WPIAL prospects not letting go of NFL dreams
Post-Gazette article March 25, 2016
 
Alum feature: Maureen Ricci
Congratulations to Shaler Area High School graduate Maureen Ricci for being recognized for her contribution to the Allegheny County marbles tournament.
TribLIVE | News article March 26, 2016
 
Shaler Area Education Foundation thanks all who made A Taste of Shaler Area a success
Shaler Area Education Foundation thanks all the vendors, supporters and community members who made the first “A Taste of Shaler Area” fundraising event a success. 
Shaler Area Middle School students test their kitchen skills in the first Titan Top Chef
Shaler Area Middle School students tied up their aprons and tested their cooking skills in the school's first Titan Top Chef cooking competition.  
Music in Our Schools Month: All-District Orchestra Concert
Come celebrate Music in Our Schools Month with a special All-District Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, March 22. 
Shaler Area Middle School students present "Legally Blonde JR."

Shaler Area Middle School students will present the musical “Legally Blonde JR.” March 18-20 at the middle school auditorium.

 
"A Taste of Shaler Area" event to benefit new Education Foundation

Shaler Area Education Foundation will host its first fundraising event to benefit the students and academic programs at Shaler Area School District: "A Taste of Shaler Area" will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at Shaler Area High School.

 
Shaler Area grad to lead NHCO's Community Auto Program
Robb Montgomery, 1978 Shaler Area High School graduate, is to be the new director of North Hills Community Outreach's auto sales program. 
Shaler Area grad earns international acclaim for pizza
Shaler Area graduate Eric Von Hansen is a chef at Caliente Pizza and Draft House, in Hampton, and earned recognition for the best pan pizza in the the 2016 International Pizza Expo, in Las Vegas.

TribLIVE | Living article March 18, 2016
 
Shaler Area athletes play on multiple sports team
Shaler Area's tennis team is made-up of athletes who play multiple sports.

TribLIVE | Sports article March 18, 2016
 
Shaler Area students place in 2016 High School Japanese Speech Contest

Shaler Area School District is proud to announce three high school students placed in the most advanced category of the 2016 High School Japanese Speech Contest.

 
Shaler Area welcomes Sherri L. Ludwig as Director of Business Affairs

Shaler Area School District is proud to welcome Sherri L. Ludwig, CPA as the new Director of Business Affairs. Shaler Area School Board approved Ms. Ludwig to the position during the voting meeting on Wednesday, March 16.

 
The Addams Family
Tickets for the SAHS spring musical, The Addams Family, are now on sale. Tickets may be purchased in the HS Activities Office from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Monday-Friday).  Final performances take place on March 11-12 at 7 PM.   The Box Office opens 1 hour before each show for ticket sales, and the auditorium doors open a half hour before show time for seating.   Questions call ext. 1530. 
Retired Shaler Area employees give back to the school community
A dedicated group of Shaler Area retirees return to the school district every two weeks to help support the district's Backpack Initiative.  
Shaler Area bowlers move on to regional championships
Congratulations to Shaler Area bowlers Noah Seelye and Sami Pilyih for qualifying to compete in the Western Pennsylvania Regional Championships. 
Two Shaler Area divers to participate in the WPIAL AAA Diving Championships
Congratulations and good luck to Evan Kelly and Mike Schmelzer who have qualified for and will be participating in the 2015-16 WPIAL AAA Diving Championships at North Allegheny High School on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 1:30 p.m. 
Shaler Area girls 200 meter relay team placed 7th in the Indoor Track & Field Championship
Congratulations to the Shaler Area girls 200 meter relay team for placing 7th in the Indoor Track & Field Championship in Edinboro on Feb. 20. 
Burchfield Primary students raise more than $2,200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Burchfield Primary students celebrated exceeding their Pennies for Patients goal by covering Principal Mr. Rojik in silly string. The K-3 students raised more than $2,200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 
Shaler Area High School students get glimpse into native SW Pa life

Shaler Area High School students in the History of Western Pennsylvania course had got a better glimpse into the daily lives of the Native Americans who first settled Western Pennsylvania with a special guest speaker.

 
Shaler Area Middle School students learn more about Medieval Europe through assembly
Shaler Area seventh-grade students saw lessons from their Medieval Europe unit in their social studies classes come to life in the Knights of the Classroom presentation.  
Career Day provides fifth-graders with an introduction to different jobs
Shaler Area Elementary fifth-graders explored different careers with hands-on activities during the school's annual Career Day. Students took the day to rotate through classrooms and learn about the skills and classes needed for different careers with hands-on activities. 
Shaler Area Elementary 1-million-word readers celebrated at a Pens open practice
Shaler Area Elementary School students who read one million words since the start of the school year were rewarded with the opportunity to attend a Pittsburgh Penguins open practice.



Penguins.nhl.com article Feb. 19, 2016
 
Shalerpalooza VIII set for Feb. 20

Shalerpalooza VIII, a concert to benefit the class funds, will feature student musicians and soloists in a fundraising concert to benefit class funds on Feb. 20 at Mr. Smalls Theatre, in Millvale.

 
Shaler Area High School students start the #LeukemiaLoveLaughChallenge

Students are taking their English class lessons from book to social media in a new project they hope will go viral.

 
Shaer Area boys bowlers putting a new spin on delivery
The Shaler Area boys bowling team is gaining attention for a new delivery technique.

TribLIVE | Sports article Feb. 14, 2016
 
Shaler Area High School students mentor preschoolers on healthy eating

Shaler Area High School students received a grant that allows them purchase fresh foods and share lessons about healthy eating with preschool students.

 
Shaler Area Middle School students cover the day in reading
Shaler Area Middle School students participated in the second annual Readathon event aimed to cover the day in reading.  
Shaler Area Middle School students calculate car speeds on Mt. Royal
Shaler Area Middle School science students work with School Resource Officer Spiker to calculate vehicle speeds on Mount Royal Boulevard and talk about consequences.  
Marzolf Primary's Girls on the Run program is a winner for young girls

Girls on the Run at Shaler Area's Marzolf Primary is up and running again for a ninth year. The after-school program, open to third-graders, combines physical activity with lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development for girls.

Shaler Area's Marzolf Primary program helping to empower young girls
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Feb. 10, 2016
 
Shaler Area primary students collected more than 2,000 cans in Souper Bowl event

Shaler Area School District primary students participated in the annual Souper Bowl Challenge to collect canned food donations for local food pantries.

 
Shaler Area School District benefits from two grants aimed to improve school safety

Shaler Area School District will benefit from two separate grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant program aimed at improving school safety in the district.

 
Shaler Area cheerleaders give strong showing at nationals
Shaler Area cheerleaders competed in the 2016 UCA High School Nationals and High School Worlds competition and returned home with two trophies. 
Shaler Area Elementary 6th-graders visited by KDKA weatherman
KDKA weatherman Ron Smiley visited the Shaler Area Elementary 6th-graders to discuss high and low pressure systems and their effect on the weather ahead of their meteorology lesson. 
Shaler Area cheerleaders place third in PIAA
The Shaler Area Varsity Competition Squad placed 3rd out of 37 teams in the PIAA Medium Varsity Division on Jan. 30. 
Shaler Area accomplishments highlighted in the North Hills Monthly magazine
New & Notable
  • Shaler Area Varsity Competitive Cheerleaders place third in WPIALs
  • Shaler Area expands mentoring program
North Hills Monthly, February 2016 edition
 
Shaler Area athletes compete in the PIHL All-Star Game
PIHL All-Star Game roundup: Seneca Valley's Crilley delivers hat trick in Class AAA contest
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 31, 2016
 
Shaler Area grad to attend Super Bowl 50 as athletic trainer for the Panthers

Steve Labate, a 2008 Shaler Area graduate, will attend Super Bowl 50 as one of the Carolina Panthers’ six athletic trainers, who together monitor the players rather than the plays to provide the athletes with the medical attention they require on and off the field.
 
Winter Curriculum Night and S.T.E.A.M. Expo
SAHS proudly presents its annual Winter Curriculum Night featuring S.T.E.A.M on Thursday, January 28th from 6:00 - 8:30.  An exposition in Gym A features presentations from all SAHS curricular departments, AW Beattie Career Center, local technology-based companies, and a variety of other organizations highlighting the best of Shaler Area.  Teachers will be available both in their classrooms and in Gym A to discuss class selections and options for the 2016-2017 school year.   Parents and students in grades 8-12 are encouraged to attend!
   
 
Shaler Area’s Future Teachers of America mentor students

Shaler Area High School students interested in careers in education are getting the opportunity to gain teaching experience through the Future Teachers of America club.

 
Shaler Area students receive top honors in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps challenges

Shaler Area Middle School and High School students are competing against peers throughout the area in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps, a yearlong environmental competition.

 
Shaler Area divers draw attention to the sport
Shaler Area High School senior Mike Schmelzer and junior Evan Kelly bring attention to the district's diving program.
Shaler divers feel right at home at Hampton
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 22, 2016
 
Shaler Area sixth-grader builds robot to solve Rubik’s Cube

Ethan James, a sixth-grader at Shaler Area Elementary School, took the challenge of solving a Rubik’s Cube to the next level when he set out to create a robot to complete the task.

 
Shaler Area wrestlers win Section 3B title
Congratulations to the Shaler Area wrestling team which qualified for the WPIAL team tournament, will host the Section 3 tournament Jan. 27, 2016.

TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 20, 2016
 
Shaler Area receives Golden Football from NFL alum through the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program

Shaler Area School District has been recognized as a member of the NFL’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll and received a Golden Football by Shaler Area alumnus and former NFL athlete Steve Sciullo.

 
Undefeated Shaler Area wrestling team chasing section title
The undefeated Shaler Area wrestling team is chasing a section title.
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 17, 2015
 
Sophomore Gia Thorpe making a name for herself on the court
Shaler Area's Gia Thorpe is taking on more responsibilities as a member of the girls basketball team.

TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 15, 2016
 
1981 grad named Hampton police chief
Thomas Vulakovich, a 1981 Shaler Area graduate, was named the new police chief in Hampton Township.
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Jan. 11, 2016
 
Shaler Area Varsity Competition Cheerleading Squad places 3rd in WPIAL
Congratulations to the Shaler Area Varsity Competition Cheerleading Squad for finishing 3rd in the WPIAL championships on Jan. 9 
Shaler Area expands Team Up for Success mentoring program during National Mentoring Month

Shaler Area School District expanded its Team Up for Success mentoring program into Marzolf Primary School during National Mentoring Month, in January.

 
Gia Thorpe named athlete of the week
Congratulations to Gia Thorpe who was named one of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's athletes of the week. 
Shaler Area grad Cathleen Cubelic honored for her contributions in education
Resume: A newsmaker you should know
Post-Gazette article Dec. 31, 2015
 
Shaler Area hockey team working to stay competitive
Shaler hockey team leaning on defense to remain competitive
TribLIVE | Sports article Jan. 4, 2016
 
Shaler Area grad Zac Lynch leads RMU as hockey standout
Hometown star helps lead Robert Morris to big wins
College Hockey News: Own Backyard
 
Shaler Area accomplishments highlighted in the North Hills Monthly magazine
See some of the school district's accomplishments and news highlighted in the North Hills Monthly magazine's January edition:
New & Notable
North Hills Monthly, January edition
 
Shaler Area Middle School students learn about alternate fuels
Shaler Area Middle School students got a few lessons on alternate fuel sources and how they are being used in Pittsburgh today with a special visit from Colin Huwyler, CEO of Optimus Technologies. 
Shaler Area swimming team: Small but mighty
Shaler swimmers succeed despite small roster
TribLIVE | Sports article Dec. 27, 2015
 
A holiday surprise
Peyton Matesic, a sixth-grader, never expected the special guest to walk through his classroom door would be his brother, home from the Navy. 
2012 Shaler Area grad Rachel DeLancey helps Spring Arbor University win first NAIA women's soccer championship
Congratulations to Rachel DeLancey, 2012 Shaler Area grad, who helped her college, Spring Arbor University, win its first NAIA women's soccer championship.

TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Dec. 20, 2015
 
Profile on Shaler Area wrestler Jake Hartman
Shaler Area wrestler Jake Hartman hopes to excel this wrestling season by avoiding injury and maintaining focus. 
Shaler Area freshman team wins Rookie of the Year award in Chain Reaction Contraption Contest
The Shaler Area High School team, made up of freshmen Emma Truscott, Lydia Valentine and Taya McCullough, recently took top honors in the Chain Reaction Contraption Contest at the Carnegie Science Center, which challenged students to apply STEAM concepts to create a chain reaction contraption. 
Shaler Area varsity athletes organize food drive to benefit district Backpack Initiative

A group of Shaler Area varsity athletes gave up their Saturday to give back to the community that supports them. On Saturday, Dec. 12, Shaler Area High School athletes held a food drive outside of the Kuhn’s Market, on Ferguson Road, to collect more than 1,700 individual food items for the Shaler Area Backpack Initiative.

 
Shaler Area junior helps Al's Bike Drive donate 511 bikes to Toys for Tots
Shaler Area High School junior Matt Lienemann helped collect and donate 511 bikes through Al's Bike Drive to benefit Toys for Tots. 
Shaler Area Backpack Initiative celebrates its growing success
Shaler Backpack Initiative picks up steam
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Dec. 9, 2015
 
2015-16 student representative to the School Board recognized as Young Achiever
Young Achiever: James Belany
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Dec. 9, 2015
 
New Freshman Forum course provides students with a closer look at STEAM careers

Shaler Area students are getting an in-depth look at STEAM through a new pilot course at the high school.

 
Shaler Area students explore computer coding in the Hour of Code event

Students across Shaler Area School District participated in Code.org’s worldwide Hour of Code event as an introduction to computer science and computer coding during the second week in December.

 
Shaler Area School Board reorganizes for 2016
New-look Shaler Area board settles in
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Dec. 7, 2015
Post-Gazette article Dec. 11, 2015
 
Shaler Area girls basketball team tip off new season with new coach
Shaler Area girls basketball team welcome new coach Cornelious Nesbit to start off the season.

TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Dec. 5, 2015
 
Shaler Area accomplishments highlighted in the North Hills Monthly magazine
See some of the school district's accomplishments and news highlighted in the North Hills Monthly magazine's December edition:
New & Notable
North Hills Monthly, December edition
 
SAMS students chat with author Lois Lowry via video conference
Shaler Area Middle School students had a special opportunity to talk with author Lois Lowry, author of "The Giver" and "Number the Stars" via video conference. 
Reserve Primary kindergarten teacher receives funding for iPad project

Reserve Primary kindergarten teacher Angela Urso recently earned more than $2,000 in funding at DonorsChoose.org for her classroom project “iMagine the Possibilities with iPad Minis.”

 
Shaler Area grad to premier first documentary on Nov. 12
Shaler Area grad Alexis Werner will premier her first documentary "Our Way Home" on Nov. 12 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, in Oakland. The event is free and open to the public. 
Shaler Area School Board members recognized for their service
Shaler Area School Board members were recognized for their service to the district during the board's Nov. 4 meeting. 
Game recap: Shaler Area Varisty and JV Ice Hockey
Shaler outlasts Cathedral Prep, 4-3
Penguins Network - PIHL article Nov. 11, 2015

Penguins Network - PIHL article Nov. 9, 2015
 
Shaler Area accomplishments highlighted in the North Hills Monthly magazine
See some of the school district's accomplishments and news highlighted in the North Hills Monthly magazine's November edition:
New & Notable
North Hills Monthly, November edition
 
Shaler Area High School students named to PMEA Honors Orchestra
Shaler Area School District is proud to announce six Shaler Area High School students have been selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Honors Orchestra. 
Game recap: Shaler Area MS and JV Ice Hockey
Shaler-JV beats Deer Lakes-JV 7-6 after comeback scare
Penguins Network - PIHL article Nov. 2, 2015
Penguins Network - PIHL article Nov. 2, 2015
 
Shaler HS grad joins Shaler Township as commissioner
Wayne Skelley joins the Shaler Township Board of Commissioners

Newcomer wins seat for Shaler commissioner
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Nov. 4, 2015
 
Shaler Area welcomes Sean Aiken as Superintendent of Schools

Shaler Area School District is proud to welcome Sean Aiken as the new Shaler Area Superintendent of Schools.

 
Red Ribbon Week spread drug awareness throughout the district
Shaler schools focus on drug prevention, education during Red Ribbon Week
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Nov. 2, 2015
 
Game recap: Shaler Area JV Ice Hockey
Plum-JV falls to Shaler-JV after surprising comeback
Penguins Network-PIHL article Nov. 1, 2015
 
Athlete profile: Jacob Hetz
Shaler grad Hetz finding his groove at Ferris State
TribLIVE | Sports article Nov. 1, 2015
 
Shaler Area Spanish students to visit Peru
Shaler Area Spanish students plan to explore a new culture and practice the Spanish language with native speakers during trip to Peru in 2017. 

TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Oct. 28, 2015
 
Shaler Area Middle School students to stage “Romeo to Go” Nov. 20-21

Shaler Area Middle School students will take the stage in the two-act comedy "Romeo to Go" 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Shaler Area Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased at the door.

 
Game recap: Shaler Area Ice Hockey
Seneca Valley rolls over Shaler, 8-1
Penguins Network - PIHL article Oct. 23, 2015
 
Shaler Area School District and Shaler Area Education Association ratify contract agreement

Shaler Area School District and the Shaler Area Education Association are proud to announce they have signed a new five-year contract.

 
Shaler Area ice hockey team: Game recap
Shaler's comeback falls short, Peters Township wins 5-3
Penguins Network - PIHL article Oct. 21, 2015
 
Shaler Area High School students named to PMEA Honors Band and Chorus

Shaler Area School District is proud to announce five Shaler Area High School students have been selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Honors ensembles.

 
Shaler Area High School students help identify storm drains in watersheds

Shaler Area High School partnered with Alcosan and the Borough of Etna to identify and label storm drains located in watersheds, to educate the public and combat waterway pollution.

 
Shaler Area grad a finalist for national peace prize
Shaler Area grad and Temple University student Alexis Werner is a finalist for the national Peace First Prize, which recognizes youths age 8 to 22 for their “compassion, courage, and ability to create collaborative change” in their communities. Of the 27 finalists, only five will be chosen as recipients of a $25,000, two-year fellowship that acts as Peace First’s investment in that young person’s future to create change. 
Fourth-grader Nova Davis a featured speaker at The Caring Place event

Nova Davis, a fourth-grader at Shaler Area Elementary School, spoke at The Caring Place, in Warrendale on Oct. 6.

 
Shaler Area completes new entry project at Burchfield Primary to improve safety

Shaler Area School District staff recently completed a project to improve the safety and security of Burchfield Primary School.

 
Two middle school teachers to participate in the Smithsonian Learning Lab Workshops

Shaler Area Middle School teachers Thomas Gray and Lynn Haffely were selected to participate in the Smithsonian Learning Lab Workshops presented by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access.

 
High School students get taste of Japanese culture through cooking lessons

Shaler Area High School students in the Japanese Honor Society get a taste of Japanese culture in after school cooking lessons.

 
Shaler Area Middle School 7Red team students raise money for the Parkinson's Foundation of Western Pennsylvania

Seventh-grade students and staff in Shaler Area Middle School’s 7Red team raised $380 to donate to the Parkinson’s Foundation of Western Pennsylvania.

 
Shaler Area student wins first in National Garden Club poetry contest

Shaler Area Elementary School student Isabelle Dutkovic’s creative writing skills are being recognized at the national level after receiving first place in the National Garden Club’s annual poetry contest.

 
Shaler Area senior a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

Shaler Area School District is proud to recognize senior Zachary Hughes as being named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

 
Backpack Initiative quilt raffle raises more than $400 for the program
Congratulations to Pam Morris who won the Shaler Area Backpack Initiative's quilt raffle. The quilt, made out of Shaler Area T-shirts, was created by retired teachers Mary Lou Torchia, Lin Henninger and LuAnn McMillin to be raffled off to benefit the Backpack Initiative.
 
Dr. Bryan O'Black named Shaler Area Assistant Superintendent

Shaler Area School Board approved Dr. Bryan O’Black as Assistant Superintendent during its Sept. 16 meeting.

 
Shaler Area High School students trained in first aid and CPR

All Shaler Area juniors and seniors are trained in first aid and CPR during the course of their high school careers and given the opportunity to be certified in CPR through the American Heart Association.

 
Shaler Area students learn lessons on the water

Each year students in Life Skills and adapted physical education classes team up with Camp Guyasuta, in Sharpsburg, for outdoor lessons.

 
School Board recognizes student heroes from SAMS

The Shaler Area School Board recognized several students during its Sept. 9 Committee of the Whole meeting for their heroic actions two situations.

 
Shaler Area Middle School students remember Sept. 11
Shaler Area Middle School seventh-graders are taking time out of their day to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 on the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. 
Two High School students accepted into NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles

Shaler Area High School seniors Adam Bleil and Tori Lorenz were accepted into the prestigious National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Ensembles and will perform alongside some of the best student musicians in the country in October.

 
Shaler Area Middle School garden named Garden of the Month

The Ingomar Garden Club recognized the hard work and green thumbs of the Shaler Area Middle School students and staff by naming the middle school’s garden as September’s Garden of the Month.

 
Shaler Area educators receive Apple Vanguard Coach certification

Shaler Area School District is proud to announce 11 of its educators received certification to be Apple Vanguard Coaches.

 
Shaler Area grad promoted to Police sergeant
Josh Watkins, a 1998 Shaler Area High School grad, recently was promoted to sergeant in the Shaler Township Police Department. Congratulations, Josh!
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Aug. 24, 2015
 
Former Athletic Director Paul Holzshu looks back on his career
Former Athletic Director Paul Holzshu looks back on his career in this Q&A with a PG reporter: 
Shaler High School grad installs theater in his backyard
Ted Sauers, a 1967 Shaler High School grad, installed a large, drive-in style theater in his backyard to enjoy with his family.
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Aug. 12, 2015
 
Teachers teaching teachers in the Pittsburgh area
Shaler Area was featured in an article about educators in the Pittsburgh region tapping into the expertise and passion of individual teachers, administrators and students.
Getting Smart article Aug. 11, 2015
 
Shaler Area High School students explore health careers in the Annual Summer Health Career Academy

Shaler Area High School students, Emily Weidner and Alexandra Evans, explored health careers this summer from practicing health care professionals in the 13th Annual Summer Health Career Academy, July 20-24.

 
Shaler Area students learn Spanish culture first-hand

A dozen Shaler Area students traveled to Spain this summer to experience the culture and language in the District’s first trip to the country.

 
Shaler Area students travel to Japan to learn language and culture
Fifteen Shaler Area High School students traveled across the globe to Japan to learn about the country and people from July 10-20. 
Burchfield raises spirits and dollars through the arts
Burchfield students made a connection with students in a remote mountain village in Honduras through sharing art and music.
 
Sophomore Gia Thorpe participates in the Summer Program at Stanford Law School

Congratulations to Shaler Area High School sophomore Gia Thorpe who was accepted into the summer program, Intensive Law & Trial, July 11 to 21.

 
Shaler Area grad Dan Barto trains future athletes
Shaler Area High School grad Dan Barto is the associate director of basketball and head skill trainer at IMG Academy, a sports academy in Bradenton, Fla. College players and even some NBA players train at IMG in the offseason, under Barto’s tutelage.

Post-Gazette article July 24, 2015
 
Shaler Area grad uses a food truck to support his mission

Jimmy Woods, a 1984 Shaler Area High School grad, is the owner of Mission Mahi food truck, which he uses to support recovering addicts.

Shaler grad on mission to offer support with food truck
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article July 22, 2015
 
Shaler Area grad Daniel Baxter is doll-making artist-in-resident
Daniel Baxter, a 1998 Shaler Area High School graduate, is the resident artist at the Society for Contemporary Craft, in the Strip District, teaching people how to make Kreepy Dolls.

TribLIVE | AandE article July 20, 2015

Post-Gazette article Aug. 26, 2015
 
Senior Alex Ficorilli is a two-sport standout
Alex Ficorilli, a Shaler Area High School senior, excels in baseball and ice hockey.

Post-Gazette article July 17, 2015
 
Congratulations to David Berdik for placing 1st in the 2015 National Leadership Conference

David Berdik, an upcoming senior at Shaler Area High School, placed first in the Desktop Application Programming category at the Future Business Leaders of America’s National Leadership Conference, held in Chicago in July.

 
Shaler Area grad Geno Thorpe transfers to South Florida
Good luck to Shaler Area grad Geno Thorpe!

Post-Gazette article June 29, 2015
 
Shaler Area High School students start seeds for the Garden of Etna's food pantry beds
Shaler Area High School students germinate the seeds that are cultivated and yield vegetables that are donated to local food pantries. 
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article June 23, 2015
 
Shaler Area offers a free lunch to any child
"The Shaler Area School District is running a new summer food program to give a free lunch to any child."

Shaler Area summer food program offers free lunch to children
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article June 23, 2015
 
Shaler Area Middle School students tour the Carrie Furnaces
The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Corp. has preserved many industrial landmarks, including the Carrie Furnaces at the former U.S. Steel Homestead Works, and several Shaler Area Middle School students had the opportunity to tour the facility.

WPXI newscast June 5, 2015
 
Shaler Area teacher participates in a benefit concert with his daughters
Shaler Area High School teacher Ben Shannon performs with his daughters and other parent-child teams during the "Who's Your Daddy?" benefit concert to raise money for the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA.
Post-Gazette article June 17, 2015
 
Shaler Area grad named new Moon Area football coach
Brendan Hathaway, a 1997 Shaler Area High School graduate, will lead the Tigers as the new head football coach for Moon Area.
Post-Gazette article June 12, 2015
 
Marzolf Primary student makes his film debut in "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"

Gavin Dietz, a second-grader at Marzolf Primary School, in the Shaler Area School District, will make his film debut in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” when it is released in June.

 
Shaler Area receives $20,000 grant to provide STEAM experiences to primary students

Shaler Area School District will expand its STEAM initiatives into the primary level next school year with the help of a $20,000 grant awarded through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Center for Creativity and provided by the Chevron Corporation, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the Grable Foundation.

 
Shaler Area baseball team makes the PIAA semifinals
The Shaler Area baseball team makes a run at the PIAA championship. 
Jeffery Elementary School students get Ag Lab experience for 2nd year
"Students at the Shaler Area School District's Jeffery Primary School got a taste of farm life when the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation's mobile ag-ed science-lab trailer stopped at the school recently."

Mobile lab offers Shaler Area's Jeffery Primary students a close look at agriculture science
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article June 3, 2015
 
Shaler Area grad tells story of how to eliminate chaos in her book
Joyce Wilde, a 1979 Shaler Area graduate, speaks about her book “The Wilde Woman's Guide to Organizing in Five Simple Steps: Using Mindfulness to Change Your Habits.”

TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article June 3, 2015
 
Shaler Area grads open a new boxing club
Rich and Laurie Mushinsky, 1980 and 1987 Shaler Area High School grads respectively, opened Fit 4 Boxing Club in Hampton.
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article May 27, 2015
 
Shaler Area Middle School wins first in Fairchild Challenge at Phipps; High School takes second
Shaler Area High School and Middle School teams spent the entire 2014-15 school year competing in the Fairchild Challenge at Phipps and took top places. 
Burchfield Primary students take top awards in Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania contests

Burchfield Primary students entered the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania’s Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster contest and poetry contest for the first time this year and came back with top local and state prizes.

 
Freshman Zach Reed wins 3rd in August Wilson playwright contest

Zach Reed, a freshman at Shaler Area High School, placed third in WQED’s August Wilson Education Project “The 11th Play Competition” for his play, “Lead Astray.”

 
2011 Shaler Area grad Annie Colarusso to travel as Fulbright scholar

"Shaler Area High School graduate Annie Colarusso has been bitten by the travel bug.

After spending her junior year of college abroad, the recent college graduate will travel to the Netherlands at the end of the summer as part of the Fulbright scholarship program."

Fulbright sending Shaler grad to Amsterdam to study
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article May 15, 2015
 
Athletic Director Paul Holzshu to retire, replaced by Clint Rauscher
"After 42 years in athletics, Shaler Area School District athletic director Paul Holzshu will be hanging up his hat this summer, but he'll have plenty to keep him busy in retirement."

Longtime Shaler Area athletic director to retire
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article May 15, 2015
 
Shaler Area High School assistant principal receives the 2014 Leadership Award

JoAnne Townsend, assistant principal at Shaler Area High School, received the 2014 Leadership Award from Blended Schools Network during the 64th annual PASCD Conference, in Hershey, for her work with the Shaler Area Academy.

 
Shaler Area students explore computer coding with the Hour of Code event
Shaler Area students as young as fourth grade are exploring computer coding during the week of Dec. 8-12 as part of a global movement to introduce students to computer coding. 
Shaler Area Elementary School starts the District's first School Bank Program
Shaler Area Elementary School students now are able to take their spare change and deposit it into a bank savings account without ever leaving their school building. 
Reading with Rover returns to Rogers Primary School

Students at Rogers Primary School will be able to curl up with a good book and furry friend with the return of the Reading with Rover program.

 
Shaler Area High School students take local produce from "farm to table" in a new program this winter
Shaler Area High School students are learning to identify and prepare local winter produce through participating in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program this season. 
High School students' service project a "Christmas miracle"
Shaler Area High School students in the Helping Hands Group are part of a local Christmas miracle. 
Shaler Area grad an invited guest of the President at the State of the Union address
Pranav Shetty, a 1999 Shaler Area High School graduate, was invited as a guest to the State of the Union address for his efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic. 
High School students win Best Robotics Design in the Vex Robotics Competition
Shaler Area High School’s robotics team “Fish’s Minions” won Best Robotics Design at the VEX Robotics Competition at Ambridge High School, on March 26. 
Shaler Area High School students excel in Japanese speech contest

Shaler Area High School students took home the top prize and four additional awards in the 2015 High School Japanese Speech Contest on March 6 at the University of Pittsburgh.

 
Two High School students take top places in the 11th High School Integration Bee

Shaler Area High School seniors Josiah Johnson and Jacob Nasiadka, came in first and second place, respectively, in the 2015 University of Pittsburgh High School Integration Bee on Sunday, April 12 .

 
High School junior qualifies for the 2015 FBLA National Leadership Conference

Shaler Area High School junior David Berdik will represent the school district in the Future Business Leaders of America’s National Leadership Conference after placing second in the state in the Desktop Application Programming category.


 
Congratulations to the High School Latin students for excelling in mythology and Latin exams

Thirty Shaler Area High School students participated in and received recognition for their performance on two national exams, which tested their knowledge in the Latin language and mythology.

 
High School senior Josiah Johnson named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Josiah Johnson, a senior at Shaler Area High School has been named one of 15,000 National Merit Scholarship Finalists.

 
Shaler Area Elementary students create inflatable "Mars colony"
Shaler Area Elementary students created a multiroom, inflatable “Mars colony” with sheets of plastic, duct tape, box fans and engineering skills 
Shaler Area grad Tyler Montabon earns Duquesne University leadership award
Congratulations to Tyler Montabon, a 2010 Shaler Area graduate, who was awarded the 2015 James J. Byrne Award for Responsible Leadership from Duquesne University's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

Read about Tyler Montabon here:
 
Rogers Primary School is closed April 7 due to a weekend fire
Rogers Primary School will be closed on Tuesday, April 7, following a fire that occurred at the school on Saturday, April 4. 
Rogers Primary students to attend Burchfield Primary following an April 4 fire

Students from Rogers Primary School will attend Burchfield Primary School starting Wednesday, April 8, following an April 4 fire that temporarily closed Rogers Primary. 

Shaler Area School District will hold a special meeting for all Rogers Primary School parents on Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Burchfield Primary gymnasium, to discuss the transition plan for the Kindergarten through third-grade students.

 
Primary school's Girl Power club empowers 3rd-graders
Shaler Area's Girl Power club provides activities and discussion for third-grade girls to encourage empowerment.

Club aims to prepare Shaler Area 3rd-graders for move to elementary school
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article April 8, 2015
 
High School students turn K-cups into planters
Shaler Area High School students recycle thousands of single-use coffee containers to start seeds in their greenhouse. 
Shaler Area Cheerleaders place 2nd in Nationals
Congratulations to the Shaler Area Competitive Cheerleading squad who paced 2nd at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship. 
Shaler Area to host Japanese exchange students through the Kakehashi Project
Shaler Area students and community are invited to a special culture-sharing event on March 25 with entertainment by Pittsburgh Taiko and Japanese culture presentations from Japanese exchange students. 
Shaler Area High School adds a math honor society
Shaler Area High School adds Mu Alpha Theta, a national mathematics honorary society, to the list of clubs at the high school to provide additional math opportunities to students.
 
Congratulations to the Shaler Area students who will perform in the PMEA Junior High District concerts

Five Shaler Area student musicians will represent the District in the annual Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District honors ensembles this spring.


 
Shaler Area grad Crystal Lehmeier opens Wilk's Eats and Treats in Shaler
Crystal Lehmeier, a 1997 Shaler Area High School graduate, opened Wilk's Eats and Treats on Mt. Royal Boulevard, in Shaler Township, in January 2015. 
Shaler Area Inline Hockey JV2 team wins championship
Congratulations to the Shaler Area Inline Hockey JV2 team who won the PIRHL championship on Sunday, March 15, 2015. 
Five Shaler Area Elementary students perform in District concert
Five Shaler Area Elementary School students were chosen for and performed in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Elementary District 1 Band Fest West at Quaker Valley Middle School on March 13-14, 2015. 
Shaler Area High School adds College in High School course
Shaler Area High School expands its College in High School course offerings to give students more opportunities to earn college credit through high school courses. 
Shaler Area grad Kevin Creagh joins Hampton-Shaler Water Authority
Shaler Area graduate Kevin Creagh is leaving his position as Shaler Township engineer to join the Hampton-Shaler Water Authority as the organization's executive director. 
Shaler Area student's article about HS teacher gaining national attention
Shaler Area student Kim Yurasits' article about High School teacher Jeff Ward, who ran marathons in all 50 states, is gaining national attention. It originally ran in the The Oracle and recently was republished by the USA Today High School Sports site.  
Two High School students receive awards in science essay contest

Shaler Area High School AP chemistry students, Tyler Eklund and Logan Hellinger, recently were recognized for their essays in the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh 2014-2015 High School Science Essay Contest.

 
Shaler Area grad named new general manager of St. Barnabas
Shaler Area grad Mark Dennis is the new general manager of St. Barnabas Communities.
Read more about Mr. Dennis here:
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods March 4, 2015
 
Two High School students to perform in the All-State Chorus Ensemble
Congratulations to Tori Lorenz and Paige Milavec, two of 36 vocalists in their voice sections chosen to perform at the 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Conference. 
Shaler Area Girls Basketball compete in WPIAL playoffs
"There is young and old on the Shaler Area roster and the team relies equally on both of them." 
Shaler Area Education Foundation supports student education

The Shaler Area Education Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the educational needs and curricular advancement of students in the Shaler Area School District by seeking grants and donations to purchase necessary equipment and resources to advance current and potential programs.

 
Shaler Area Elementary's Read-cycle program receives attention
"A new program at Shaler Area Elementary School is allowing students to pass on old books to good homes."

TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Feb. 18, 2015
 
Shaler Area Varsity Girls bowling team finished 1st in Section
Congratulations to the Shaler Area Varsity Girls bowling team which had an undefeated season this year and finished 1st in their section--the first section championship for the Shaler Area sport! 
Shaler Area students to swim in the WPIAL Swimming Championships

Congratulations to the Shaler Area students who qualified for the WPIAL Diving Championships this month. Come cheer on our Titans.

 
Shaler Area junior Adam Bleil to represent western PA in the PMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble
"Adam Bleil is excited, but humbled, by his recent acceptance to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Ensemble"

TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Feb. 16, 2015
 
Shaler Area sixth-graders learn about dog sledding from firsthand accounts
Stories about The Great Serum Race and Iditarod jumped off the page and into the classroom with a visit from a local musher and his dog sled team. 
Shaler Area students dive into the WPIAL Championships Feb. 16
Congratulations to the Shaler Area students who qualified for the WPIAL Diving Championships to be held Feb. 16. Come cheer on our Titans! 
Shaler Area graduate Joe Naleppa named EMT of the Year
Joe Naleppa was named EMT of the Year for 2014 at Cranberry Township Emergency Medical Services for the second year in a row.

Read more about Joe Naleppa, features as a TribLIVE newsmaker here.
 
Shaler Area junior accepted into the All-State Jazz Ensemble

Adam Bleil, a junior at Shaler Area High School, is one of 16 students from across the state who was accepted into the all-state jazz ensemble to perform at the 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Conference.

 
Shaler Area graduate Tom Vulakovich to replace retiring Hampton police chief
Congratulations to 1981 Shaler Area graduate Tom Vulakovich who is set to replace retiring Hampton police Chief Michael Pecora.

Read the story here:
TribLIVE article Feb. 4, 2015
 
Middle School students excel in The Fairchild Challenge at Phipps contest

Three Middle School GATE students placed in the Plant and Pollinator pair drawing contest, the third Challenge in The Fairchild Challenge at Phipps, a yearlong environmental competition.

 
Shaler High School grad pens book of poetry
Kathleen Trew Swazuk, a Shaler High School graduate, wrote 29 poems for “Wartorn Heart,” her new, self-published book.
Read more about the author and book here:
TribLIVE article, Jan. 28, 2015
 
Shaler Area Elementary students explore computer coding by programming robots
For the first time, Shaler Area students as young as fifth-grade are exploring robotics and computer programming in their computer classes after teachers in the Business and Information Technology Department worked to rewrite the curriculum to expand the computer science offerings throughout the District. 
Shaler Area High School students create portraits of youth for the Memory Project

Shaler Area High School students are creating memories for youth around the world who otherwise would have few childhood mementos through The Memory Project.

 
Blended classrooms expanding in Pittsburgh area schools
Shaler Area School District and the High School's Academy program are featured in an article about blended classrooms that combined online lectures and course work with classroom time to provide more flexibility and opportunity than traditional classes.
 
Shaler Area Varsity Competitive cheerleaders named first runner-up in the PIAA state championship
Shaler Area Varsity Competitive cheerleaders were named first runners-up in the Medium Varsity Division of the PIAA Competitive Spirit state championship in Hershey, Jan. 23-24. 
Shaler Area High School students start the #LeukemiaWrapChallenge

Shaler Area High School students are taking their English class lessons from book to social media in a new project they hope will go viral.


 
Shaler Area High School students recognized in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition

Shaler Area High School students are being recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

 
Five Shaler Area High School students to perform in the PMEA Region Chorus

Five Shaler Area High School students were chosen to perform in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region Chorus concert, to be held on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.

 
Shaler Area wrestling win 3-way section tie
"Shaler (4-1) forged a three-way tie for first in Class AAA Section 3B with a 32-30 home victory against No. 10 Fox Chapel (4-1) Wednesday night. The two teams are tied with Hampton (4-1). All three teams have qualified for the Jan. 21 Section 3 tournament."
Shaler win forges 3-way section tie
Post-Gazette article Jan. 15, 2015
 
Shaler Area freshman Mariah Malloy named 1st runner-up in the National American Miss pageant
Shaler Area High School freshman Mariah Malloy was named first runner-up in nationwide National American Miss pageant. 
Shaler Area Middle School student one of 177 local students in Pittsburgh's "Nutcracker"
Isabella Febbraro, an eighth-grader at Shaler Area Middle School, is one of 177 children and youths in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School who will perform with professional dancers in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "Nutcracker," as featured in a Trib Total Media article.
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Dec. 17, 2014 
 
Superintendent Wes Shipley's contract renewed by the School Board
Shaler Area reaches contract agreement through June 20, 2019 with superintendent
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Dec. 17, 2014
 
Bri Schwartz places 18th in the Foot Locker XC Nationals
Congratulations to Shaler Area High School Bri Schwartz who finished 18th in the Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals, in San Diego.
Post-Gazette article Dec. 14, 2014
TribLIVE | Sports article Dec. 13, 2014
 
Shaler Area grad shares her experiences in the Naval Academy
Midshipman Kari Nogacek met with local students to talk about the Naval Academy through the Operation Information program. 
SAMS BizKid$ students connect with students around the world through a special project
Students in the Shaler Area Middle School BizKid$ business and information technologies classes created digital stars to be exchanged with students all over the world.
Shaler Area Middle School BizKid$ connect with peers across globe
TribLIVE | Neighborhoods article Dec. 4, 2014
 
Rogers Primary students send holiday cheer to troops through the Holiday Mail for Heroes program
Rogers Primary School students wrote friendly letters to service members thanking them for their service through the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. 
Shaler Area educators recognized as Champions of Change
Shaler Area educators were recognized for the ways in which they are using technology to enhance learning. 
Shaler Area participates in the nationwide Coaching Boys Into Men program
Coaches lead discussions to influence athletes' attitudes toward women, avoiding violence
TribLIVE | News article Nov. 25, 2014
 
Shaler Area's Varsity Competitive Cheerleaders win the state championship
Congratulations to Shaler Area's Varsity Competitive Cheerleaders who won the PA State Cheerleading Championship. 
Project ACE expands its one-to-one iPad initiative
Project ACE will put an iPad into the hands of every Shaler Area Middle School student. 
Shaler Area welcomes the district's first SRO

Shaler Area School District welcomes Shaler Township Police Officer Frank Spiker as the district’s first School Resource Officer.

 
Students give back
Jeffery Primary School’s fundraising efforts benefit children with cancer
 
Shaler Area alumnus Jesse Della Valle featured for his football career
Jesse Della Valle, a Shaler Area High School graduate, is closing out his football career at Penn State on a high note. 
Shaler Area introduces backpack initiative
Shaler Area's new Backpack Initiative keeps students feed through the weekend.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article Nov. 6, 2014
 
Shaler teen’s quick action helped dad survive heart attack
Shaler Area High School senior Clint Volle helped save his father's life by performing CPR until paramedics arrived.
TribLIVE/Neighborhoods Article Nov. 5, 2014
 
Young Achiever: Averie Nichols
Jeffery Primary School second-grader Averie Nichols is recognized for her fundraising efforts.
TribLIVE/Neighborhoods Article Nov. 5, 2014
 
AP classes put college-bound students on fast track

In a recent article in the Tribune Review, Shaler Area High School Graduate Jessica Schneider, 19, an electrical engineering major at Pitt, was featured for taking the university's Calculus 2 class in high school along with 30 AP credits. She entered Pitt with sophomore standing last fall and is considered a junior.   Read More...

 
Titans in the News
Pilot program uses apps to personalize learning for Shaler Area second-graders
TRIBLIVE/Neighborhoods Article 10/1/2014
 
Shaler Area Junior receives Eagle Scout Rank
Congratulations to Kenneth Lee Trush who has been recognized as achieving his Eagle Scout rank on 6/11/2014.   
Titans In The News
Shaler Area phys-ed teachers accept ice bucket challenge 
TRIBLIVE/Neighborhoods Article 9/24/2014
 
Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Show
September 2014 - Three Shaler Area students earned the honor of being state qualifiers in the Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Show.
 
Shaler Area High School freshman

Shaler Area student named Miss Pennsylvania Junior Teen
TRIBLIVE/Neighborhoods Article - 8/27/2014

 
Titan Trail in the Spotlight
Blazing a Titan Trail: A Reading Adventure has been honored with a "Champion Spotlight" by Let's Move Pittsburgh .  The Titan Trail Committee and our community partners are spotlighted on their current newsletter as well as on their website.  
Congratulations Connor

Marzolf Primary student wins third place in the national PBS Kids Writers Contest for his story “Seeds from Space”.

 
District Institutes Visitor Management System

The Shaler Area School is pleased to announce that we will begin using a visitor management system in all of our district buildings at the start of the 2014-2015 school year called Raptor.  Upon entering our building all visitors will be required to provide a government issued ID.  Read More...

 
Shaler Area Elementary School
Our sixth-grade enrichment students partnered with North Hills Community Outreach to create products that would enhance a component of the nonprofit organization as part of their enrichment curriculum.  
In the News
Summer STEAM camp gives Shaler students firsthand learning experience - TRIBLIVE/Neighborhoods article Wednesday, July 2, 2014
 
Jeffery Primary School
Mobile lab brings farm to Jeffery Primary students - TRIBLIVE/Neighborhoods article 6/11/2014