South Allegheny Middle/Senior High School

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South Allegheny Middle/Senior High School
Address
2743 Washington Blvd.
McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County 15133
United States
Coordinates 40°19′27″N 79°52′02″W / 40.324135°N 79.867272°W / 40.324135; -79.867272Coordinates: 40°19′27″N 79°52′02″W / 40.324135°N 79.867272°W / 40.324135; -79.867272
Information
School type Public
Established 1966[1]
Status Open
School district South Allegheny School District
NCES District ID 4221910[2]
Superintendent Wayne Gdovic
CEEB code 392267
NCES School ID 422191000440[3]
Principal Jeff Solomon
(High School)
Principal Lisa Duval
(Middle School)
Grades 7 through 12
Number of students 800[3]
Student to teacher ratio 14.36:1[3]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Blue and gold
         
Song South Allegheny Alma Mater
Mascot Gladiator
Yearbook De Nobis
Information 412-675-3070
Website

South Allegheny Middle/Senior High School is part of the South Allegheny School District located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The building houses both middle school students (grades 7 and 8) and high school students (grades 9 through 12). The school serves students from Glassport, Port Vue, Liberty, Lincoln, and parts of Elizabeth.

The school provides all of its students with curriculum aligned to Pennsylvania standards, as well as the opportunity to attend Steel Center Vocational Technical School.[4]

History[edit]

District[edit]

South Allegheny school district was formed in 1966 with the merger of Port Vue-Liberty School District, Lincoln Boro School District and Glassport School District.


Mascot and school colors[edit]

With the announcement of the planned Port-Vue Liberty and Glassport merger; there was speculation as to which school's mascot and colors would be used for the new South Allegheny School District. Port Vue-Liberty had their royal blue and gold Bulldogs. Glassport had their red and black Gladiators. It is thought that the mascot was determined by the outcome of a football game between Port-Vue Liberty and Glassport in which the Glassport Gladiators won. The colors are thought to be determined in a similar way with the losing team's colors being chosen as South Allegheny's school colors.

Glassport Memorial Stadium[edit]

Glassport Memorial Stadium was officially opened to the public on October 16, 1950, and as of 2010 is still used by South Allegheny. On the night of the $225,000 stadium's opening, 4243 tickets were sold—though the stadium only seats 4167—for the field's maiden football match between Glassport High School and Elizabeth High School. The Glassport Gladiators won the game, 26-6.

Athletics[edit]

South Allegheny High School competes in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA). It also is a member of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL).

Football[edit]

The football team is a member of the Class AA Interstate Conference and finished the 2008 season at 5-5, the first "non-losing" season since 1993.

Extracurricular student activities[edit]

Band[edit]

The South Allegheny Band participates in many local activities including community parades and concerts. The band is noted as an organization that has achieved excellence and credit for its students, school, and community. Each year the South Allegheny Band performs at several non-competitive band festivals, and for the past 39 years have hosted its own band festival, traditionally on the weekend after Labor Day. The band has also performed at Steelers and Pirates games, in addition to many Pittsburgh parades and college football games. The band will travel to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to participate in the "Celebrate a Dream Come True" parade as part of Magic Music Days in the Magic Kingdom theme park.[5]

Chorus[edit]

Consisting of students in grades 5 through 12, the South Allegheny Chorus meets during the regular school day to learn and rehearse songs for their winter and spring concerts, as well as public performances. The chorus makes frequent field trips to music-related events such as musical theater performances in Pittsburgh.

DeNobis (high school yearbook)[edit]

The yearbook committee, grades 11 and 12, meets daily during the regular school day, and occasionally after school, to produce a memorable high school yearbook.

Theater[edit]

2016: " The Addams Family" (Musical)
2015: " Into the Woods" (Musical)
2014: "Grease" (Musical)
2007: "Harvey" (play)
2006: "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" (musical)
2005: "Honk!" (musical)
2004: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (musical)
2003: "Cinderella" (musical)
2002: "Footloose" (musical)
2001: "Bye Bye Birdie" (musical)
2000: "The Wizard of Oz" (musical)
1999: "Hello, Dolly!" (musical)
1998: "Annie" (musical)
1997: "The Music Man" (musical)

SATV[edit]

SATV South Allegheny Television is a school news program intended to inform the general student population of school events and rewards, provide fun programming alternatives, and video taping major events, as well as provide students interested in the communication industry an opportunity to learn the basics of video taping, editing, creative development, and communication technology.

Science Fair[edit]

The Science Fair Team goes to two Science Fairs a year. The team consists of a mere twenty people, but for the past 24 years they have always taken home awards.

Science Society[edit]

The Science Society makes regular field trips to various local attractions such as the Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and National Aviary in Pittsburgh, among others. Additionally, an out of state trip is conducted.

Student Council[edit]

Student Council is a group of students whose main priorities are to encourage school spirit and pride. Some activities governed by the student council include the homecoming parade, bonfire, and Spirit Week; the annual Winter Formal; White-Out Day;

Class officers[edit]

Class Officers are the leaders of each high school class. There are a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer for each class. The officers design and engineer events such as the senior banquet, the concession stand at high school football games, Breakfast with Santa, prom, and Powder Puff.

Peer Helpers[edit]

Peer Helpers is a group of trained young adults who will listen, offer support and reference materials to guide others toward a healthy living. This will assist in creating a more emotionally supportive environment for the school and community.

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