Muffins for Moms 2017

Thank you so much to the amazing moms, grandmoms, aunts, big sisters and family friends that joined us for the 3rd Annual Muffins for Moms event! It was an amazing success and our staff was overwhelmed to have over 90 guests join us for breakfast pastries and beverages. The student run photo booth was highly utilized and hard copies of the photographs will be distributed in the next two weeks!

PPS Parent Survey Now LIVE!

We want to hear from our SciTech Families! Each year we use the results of the Pittsburgh Public Schools Parent Survey to improve Pittsburgh SciTech so that we can provide the best educational experience for your student!

This year, students can earn a grade level pizza party! In order to maximize family participation in the PPS Parent Survey,the SciTech Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has decided to award the grade level with the highest survey completion percentage with a Pizza Party! There are two ways students can contribute to their grade level completion percentage:

  1. Paper Copy: Bring in the completed paper copy that was mailed to student homes by PPS. Bring this to Mr. Kozminski, room 124 during 3rd period.
  2. Online: Collect a screenshot of the confirmation page once the survey is completed online. You can take a screenshot and print it or send it as an image to ckozminski1@pghboe.net. Be sure to include the student name and grade level if sending via email. To show a hard copy please come to see Mr. Kozminski, room 124 during 3rd period.

The survey is live from March 22nd – June 9th, however, the grade level pizza party results will be finalized on Friday, May 26th.

Go to www.ppsparentsurvey.com to take the survey today! Paper copies of the survey are available in the main office and can be picked up by students.

Spring Science Opportunity for Girls in Grades 6-8

 

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is sponsoring a free event for girls in 6-8th grade that want to learn more about robotics. The event will take place on Sunday, May 7, from 12 to 4:30 pm. The event includes lunch and snacks, a tour of the CMU robotics bay, and a self-driving Uber vehicle demonstration. Learn more about this event and register here!

PSSAs at Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy – Beginning Monday April 3rd

Per request of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we are asked to share the following information with you regarding the upcoming Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSAs). Please review this information and direct any inquiries to our School Assessment Coordinator, Jonathan Edwards (jedwards1@pghboe.net)

PSSA Parent/Guardian Test Review Letter

PSSA Information for Parents/Guardians

Code of Conduct for Test Takers

PDE Electronic Device Policy

PDE Calculator Policy

March Parent School Community Council Summary – Summer Opportunities

On Thursday March 9th, SciTech hosted its’ fourth Parent School Community Council (PSCC) meeting of the school year. The topic of conversation was Summer Opportunities for students and the turnout was great! Over 20 families were represented and speakers from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh spoke about the amazing, meaningful learning opportunities that are available to SciTech students. Please view the agenda for the evening as well as the PowerPoint slides from each presenter below:

March PSCC Agenda

March 9th PSCC

Summer Opportunities at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Paper copies of brochures and applications can be found in Mr. Kozminski’s chemistry classroom on the first floor (Room 124).

SciTech Represents at the Carnegie Library’s Battle of the Books

Science and Technology Academy sent four teams (two 6th grade teams, one 8th grade, and one high school) to compete in Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Battle of the Books.  In each competitions students read and answered questions about ten books shared among the group.  All students enjoyed reading and discussing books.  The High School team won 1st place in the battle held Tuesday night at the West End Library. Congratulations to Bana A., Hunter B., Meredith H., Skylar K. and Jack S.