Attendance and Truancy Information
Parents/Guardians: Please send an email to the following email contacts when your child is absent from school. If you have children in both buildings, please make sure to include both email contacts in order for the school to correctly document the absence(s).
Jr./Sr. High School- SHSDJRSHAttendance@shsd.k12.pa.us
Elementary School- SHSDELEMAttendance@shsd.k12.pa.us
Please note that if you don’t have access to email, you will be expected to provide an absentee note to the attendance secretary at your child’s school.
TOP SHSD NEWS/HEADLINES
Registration must be done online between now and April 24th, 2020 click on the flyer for more details.
★ Students Birth Certificate
★ Parents License or ID/ Social Security Card
★ Proof of Residency (Lease, Mortgage,Tax Bill )
★ Immunization Records
Student must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2020
Marauder Day at Millersville University
On November 19th, twenty-five 11th & 12th grade students attended Marauder Day at Millersville University. The day included a resource fair, breakout sessions on campus life, and a campus tour. During lunch, students asked questions of current Millersville students.
Anti Bullying Assembly
On Wednesday, September 18th, Our Steel-High Middle School was treated to a special visit from a Harrisburg native, Chris “Handles” Franklin, from The Harlem Globetrotters. Chris has been all over the world, but one of his favorite things to do within his life is speak to young people about important issues such as bullying. After doing some amazing things with his basketball, Chris spoke about bullying and, through a few games involving a basketball (of course), reinforced how important it is to be respectful to everyone instead of bullying others. He also reinforced four important life concepts. They were: 1. Don’t do drugs. 2. Respect your teachers, coaches, and parents. 3. Do your best in school, and 4. Believe in your dreams. We hope he can come back and share some of his wisdom about other life issues.
September Junior Leadership Program
In our September Junior Leadership program, all grade 7 and 8 students had the opportunity to hear two of our local leaders who took time from their busy days to come and speak to our Jr. High School students. Our kickoff speaker was Franklin Gantz, a lifetime local educational leader who served his community as a teacher and principal for 35 years. He spoke about his life and was honest about his successes as well as his challenges. Mr. Gantz stressed the value of real listening, being fully present, and illustrated through games, using students as participants, the difference between real listening and faking it. He gave an example of what happened to him in real life when he was not paying attention and how it changed his life forever. He also stressed the critical importance of staying in school, and how growing in education can change lives.
Mrs. Gladys Dutrieuille is the current PA Chair of the Public Utility Commission who also came to Steel-High Jr. High School to speak to students about the vocational opportunities available in the utilities field. We learned there is a great need for skilled workers in this field. She also spoke about opportunities in the legal field which was an interest of our students. She answered scenario and general questions from our students about her knowledge as a lawyer. She told them about her personal journey to her current prestigious position in our local government as chair of the public utilities commission and spoke about what she believes will propel people into increasing positions of responsibility. EDUCATION! RESPECT! These are some of the keys to success, she said.
We thank all participants of the Junior Leadership Program for sharing their stories and their wisdom with us!
The Steelton-Highspire School District is partnering with Perform Care to implement the Guiding Good Choices Program. This program is delivered in five sessions and is designed for parents who have children ages 9-14. The program will be facilitated by other district parents. We are currently looking for parents who are interested in being facilitators. Facilitators will be paid for training and for facilitating sessions. If you are interested in being a parent facilitator, please contact Travis Waters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-704-3800 option 4.