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Charleroi School District Awarded STEM Grant
PAsmart Advancing Grants

Just yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf announced $9.6 million in PAsmart advancing grants will be distributed to 23 partnerships across Pennsylvania to help support quality educational opportunities and experiences to K-12 students in computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Advancing grant recipients, grant program names, and funding amounts are listed below.

Grant Recipient: South Fayette School District

Grant Program Name: The STEAM Studio Model for Innovation: Building Robust Learning Ecologies and Pathways in Computer Science

Grant Program Description: The STEAM Studio Model for Innovation: Building Robust Learning Ecologies and Pathways in Computer Science is a program designed to expand access to high-quality computing education for all. The eight partnering pilot districts served through this grant are a microcosm of the education systems in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing rural, urban, and suburban schools, serving a diverse population. The districts include: Carmichaels and Jefferson-Morgan in Greene County; Charleroi School District in Washington County; Brownsville Area School District in Fayette County; Beechwood Elementary, Manchester Academic Charter, Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5, and South Fayette Township school districts in Allegheny County. Supported by Matt’s Maker Space Foundation, this collaboration is designed to better understand how to remove barriers and challenges for all schools in the Commonwealth.

Program components include:

=        Developing a PA statewide online education platform for teaching introductory CS/STEM education across grades K-8; co-creating introductory CS/STEM curricula,

=        Assessments, professional development; and developing a cyclical feedback loop to support quality implementation.

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Clemson University will evaluate ways to increase equitable participation in the CS activities, particularly among girls and students of color by focusing on technology-driven collaborative problem-solving. Digital Promise researchers will focus on gauging students' and teachers' conceptual understanding of key competencies in computer science.

Grant Amount: $499,613
Dear Charleroi Area Learning Community:

The Charleroi Area School District is committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students, educators, and administrators

We believe this effort must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health and wellness professionals, and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students.

The “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous reporting system has been implemented in our district. This program is mandated under PA state law/Act 44.  It teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize potential warning signs and signals, especially on social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others. It encourages students to Say Something to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system. Specifically, the program educates participants to:

Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – including on social media
Take every sign and signal seriously and act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR
Report it anonymously through the S2SS Office of the Attorney General 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website
Respond to and manage the submitted tip via school-based multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams
Sustain the curriculum and awareness via student clubs, in-school activities, and call-to-action weeks

Our students are our most important resource in keeping our students safe because they are often aware of the problems their peers are facing. S2SS teaches our students how to recognize danger signs in their surroundings and on social media, and empowers them to act quickly with the assistance of trained and caring adults.

In order to keep the channels of communications open and clear, we want to inform our families about the required training that is scheduled for the week of February 4, 2019. Students in grades 5-12 will be trained on how to report concerns to a trusted adult or use the anonymous reporting system. Our goal is to provide families with an opportunity to preview the content prior to the training. Copies of the S2SS brochure and training video are listed below for your review.  

S2SS Brochure
S2SS Training Video (Grades 5-8)
S2SS Training Video (Grades 9-12)

The S2SS program is provided by Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to keeping our students safe. SHP’s programs are used in all 50 states, with 10,000+ schools and over 5.5 million students and adults trained. They have the track record, reputation, and knowledge to work effectively with kids, parents, and teachers to improve school safety and culture. They also have the funding to provide and sustain a research-based and age-appropriate program at NO COST to school districts across the state.

We anticipate that S2SS will help stop school shootings, suicides, and gun threats; help identify bullying and cyber bullying; and help mitigate cutting, drug use, racial conflicts, and other acts of violence and victimization.


Dr. Edward J Zelich

Superintendent, Charleroi Area School District
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CASD Presents Peter Pan a Musical Adventure on March 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2019!
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Substitutes Cafeteria workers Now Hiring Substitutes Cafeteria Workers
Now Hiring!!
Want to work the same hours as your children?
Want weekends off?
The Charleroi Area School District Cafeteria is the place for you!
The Charleroi Area School District is accepting applications for Substitutes Cafeteria workers for the start of the 2019-2020 School Year. The positions available vary in start times, and the pay rate is $7.25 per hour.
Mandatory clearances and trainings include Act 126 – Mandated Reporter Training, Act 151 – PA Child Abuse Clearance, Act 34 – PA Criminal Clearance, and Act 114 – Federal Fingerprint Clearance.  
Applications can be found online at charleroisd.org or in the Administrative Office located on campus.  If you have any questions, please contact Rob Lenhart at 724-483-3573 extension 3028.
School Cancellation Weather Make-up Day School Cancellation Weather Make-up Day
This is a friendly reminder that school was cancelled on Monday, September 10, 2018, due to inclement weather and a power outage.  Therefore, according to our school district calendar, Monday, February 18th  will now be utilized as a regular instructional day.    
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Harvest’s Bounty is a weekend food program for students in grades K-8. It is designed to help provide a little more to insure students have nutritious food that prepares them to be academically successful in the Charleroi Area School District. Applications are available through the schools and here on the website at http://www.charleroisd.org/harvestsbounty.aspx  
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Updated information for volunteers at Charleroi Area School District. 
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Charleroi Area School District Education Foundation Buy A Brick Program helps provide classroom programs and materials, new technology and scholarships for students of the Charleroi Area School District. 
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Elaina Zitney
125 Fecsen Drive
Charleroi, PA 15022

Phone: (724) 483-3509
Fax: (724) 483-3776
Email: ezitney@charleroisd.org
District Office 125 Fecsen Drive, Charleroi, PA 15022 Phone: 724.483.3509 | Fax: 724.483.3776
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