Seton-La Salle Catholic High School
|Seton-La Salle Catholic High School|
In Fide et Caritate
In faith and charity
|1000 McNeilly Road
Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, (Allegheny County), 15226
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founder||Brothers of the Christian Schools and Sisters of Charity|
|Asst. Principal||Brad Bernas|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Accreditation(s)||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||''The Rebel Report" http://therebelreport.org/|
|Dean of Students||Michael Joyce|
|Admissions Director||Nancy Rizza|
|Athletic Director||John Ashaolu|
Seton-La Salle Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Seton-La Salle Catholic High School was formed in 1979 by the merger of the all-boys South Hills Catholic High School, served by the Christian Brothers, and the all-girls Elizabeth Seton High School, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill. As the largest coeducational high school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Seton-La Salle serves the parishes of Pittsburgh’s South Hills and surrounding suburbs. Initially, the school was staffed by Christian Brothers, Sister of Charity, and lay faculty from both original schools. The Sisters of Charity still maintain the important presence of a religious community within the school.
Sons and daughters stand together,
For the school we love.
Minds and hearts all raised forever,
To the Lord above.
We shall sing his words in glory;
They shall be the standard of our story,
As we strive for truth and honor . . .
Hail the Green and Gold.
Seton-La Salle has been ranked among the top 50 Catholic high schools in the U.S. The required courses at Seton-La Salle build upon state-mandated courses. Instruction is provided to students in three tracks: Honors, Academic, and General. Also, over 10 AP courses are offered. The grading system at Seton-La Salle is similar to some other high schools (especially Catholic high schools) in that an "A" is rewarded for work that receives a 92.5% through 100%. Also, Seton-La Salle is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Seton-La Salle is a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) District Seven. The school competes athletically at the WPIAL "AA" level.
Baseball, Basketball (Boys & Girls), Bowling (co-ed), Cheerleading, Crew (co-ed), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Fencing (co-ed), Football, Golf (Boys & Girls), Lacrosse (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball, Swimming (co-ed), Tennis (co-ed), and Volleyball (Boys & Girls).
Rebels Fight Song
Fight Rebels, Fight
Fight for the green and the gold
Fight to win this game
With mighty hearts and voices Cheering you on
On to spread your name
Turn your foes go on to Conquer new heights
Spread your glorious name
So fight, fight, fight, Mighty Rebels tonight
Victory is our aim
List of athletic championships
- PIAA Team Championships
- WPIAL Team Championships
|Girls||Basketball||1983, 1984, 2000, 2011, 2012|
|Boys||Football||1979, 1980, 1990, 2002, 2004|
|Boys||Soccer||2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011|
Rebel Athletic Field
Seton-La Salle Catholic High School has completed phase one of its athletic field renovation.
Phase II of the project will consist of a field house, toilets and concession stand along with new bleachers and field lights. Phase II will be completed once sufficient funds have been received.
Already, the field is being used by at least 14 of the school’s athletic teams, and for physical education classes, plus is used by area grade schools and other community groups.
At least 94 percent of SLS students are involved in at least two or more activities. These activities provide students the opportunity to develop healthy interpersonal relationships.
Seton La-Salle High School has always prided itself on the quality of student newspapers it printed. In the 2003-2004 term, a record 7 issues were published, with the final edition being 24 pages long. The last issue, Issue 7, was a 24 page issue culminating the year with two full page spreads, including the senior spotlights.
Fall Drama / Spring Musical
Seton-La Salle's fall dramas and spring musicals have enjoyed long successes. The Drama Department at Seton-La-Salle High School is arguably the most popular extra-curricular activity that SLS offers. In the spring, a musical is offered by audition for two consecutive weekends.
Because of its popularity, the musical auditions have traditionally been very competitive. However, opportunities abound for all students to participate in many areas of this art; including stage crew, set directors, hair and make-up stylists, to help create the magnificent shows SLS is well known for.
|School Year||Fall Drama||Spring Musical|
|2012-2013||The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet||Jesus Christ Superstar|
|2011-2012||The Canterville Ghost||Pippin|
|2010-2011||The Crucible||South Pacific|
|2009-2010||4 One Act Comedies: Two Fools Who Gained a Measure of Wisdom, Vocal Work, The Mail Order Sheriff of Robbers' Roost, The Jeweler's Shop||Bye Bye Birdie|
|2008–2009||Pride & Prejudice||Into The Woods|
|2007–2008||The Odd Couple||Barnum|
|2005–2006||3 Shorts: Goldilocks on Trial, The Marriage Proposal, Final Dress Rehearsal||Leader of the Pack|
|2004–2005||Nicholas Nickleby||Once Upon a Mattress|
|2003–2004||The Song of Bernadette||Bells Are Ringing|
|2002–2003||3 Shorts: The Ugly Duckling, Victor Kugo in Rehearsal, A Night in the Country, and Christmas on Erie Street||Damn Yankees|
|2001–2002||The Great All-American Musical Disaster||Miss Liberty|
|2000–2001||A Comedy of Errors and Shaw's, and Androcles and the Lion||Oklahoma|
- Mrs. Lauren Martin, 2011–Present
- Mr. Tony Chiappetta, 2010–2011
- Sister Patricia Laffey, SC, 2005–2010
- Mr. Wayde Killmeyer, 2002–05
- Mr. James L Palmer, 1999-01
- Mr. Richard Zanella, 1997–99
- Mr. John T. Kennedy, (SHC '69) 1996-97
- Bro. John Crawford, FSC, 1993–96
- Bro. Richard Grzeskiewicz, FSC, 1985–93
- Bro. Joseph Mahon, FSC, 1979–85
- Tom Donahoe, former GM and president of the Buffalo Bills, and former director of football operations of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach of Seton-La Salle's to back-to-back WPIAL football championships in 1979 and 1980. Graduated from South Hills Catholic 1965.
- Patrick Donahoe, 1973, the 19th deputy postmaster general and COO of the US Post Office.
- Esteban, (Stephen Paul) eclectic master guitarist graduated from South Hills Catholic in 1966.
- Stephen Flaherty, American composer of musical theater (best known work - Ragtime (musical)), from South Hills Catholic in 1978.
- David Morehouse, President of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL and former advisor to President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. Graduated from South Hills Catholic in 1978.
- Robert Coury, CEO of Mylan Pharmaceutical. Graduated from South Hills Catholic in 1978.
- D. Michael Fisher, Federal Judge on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Formerly served as a state representative and senator, then as Pennsylvania Attorney General from 1997-2003. Graduated from South Hills Catholic in 1962.
- John Friel, CEO and President of Medrad Inc., a worldwide leading provider of medical devices and services used in diagnostic imaging. Accepted the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from President George W. Bush in March 2004. Graduated from South Hills Catholic in 1971.
- Bruce Gradkowski, quarterback for the University of Toledo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, and currently the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gradkowski graduated from Seton-La Salle in 2001.
- Billy Hartung, Broadway actor, dancer, and singer.
- Donald Lee, executive director of the movie World Trade Center (film). Graduated from South Hills Catholic in 1973.
- Suzie McConnell Serio, Head Coach of University of Pittsburgh women's basketball team, former head coach of Duquesne University women’s basketball team. Former coach of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx where she won the 2004 WNBA Coach of the Year. Former professional basketball player with the Cleveland Rockers of the WNBA. Member of the gold medal-winning U.S. women's basketball team in the 1988 Summer Olympics, and earned a bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Graduated from Seton-La Salle in 1984.
- Kathy McConnell-Miller, head coach of the University of Colorado Buffaloes women's basketball team. Previously served as head coach at the University of Tulsa. Graduated from Seton-La Salle in 1985.
- Kevin Salvadori, former North Carolina Tar Heels basketball, member of 1993 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship team and NBA star. Graduated from Seton-La Salle in 1989.
- Jim Sweeney, played in the NFL from 1984-1999 with the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, and Pittsburgh Steelers. Graduated from Seton-La Salle in 1980.
- Chelsa Wagner, Pennsylvania State Representative from the 22nd legislative district. Elected in 2006. Graduated from Seton-La Salle in 1995.
- Jeff Brust, CEO of Brust Airways. Graduated in 2009.
- Michael Wagner, President/Owner of Target Freight Management in South Park, PA. TFM was named the fastest growing company in Pittsburgh with a 3 year growth rate of over 2,200% in 2012. Graduated from Seton-La Salle in 1997.
- Maria Alsatti , ESHS, opera soprano, and highly sought-after teacher both privately as well a faculty member for Western Europe's premiere musical theater school, The Performing Arts Studios Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
- Dianne McKenna, ESHS 1961, former Mayor and City Council Member of Sunnyvale, CA from 1977–1984, and a member of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (SCCBS), serving from 1985-1996.
- Bernard Hebda, SHC 1977 Bishop of Diocese of Gaylord, MI. Previously, he was undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts in Rome and served as an adjunct spiritual director at North American College, and as a confessor for the postulants of the Missionaries of Charity, and for the sisters of that community working at a home for unwed mothers.
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