In conjunction with a program educating the students, I am asking parents and caregivers to assist the school in creating a safe walking environment for our students.
Remember, Moffett Street is a two-way street. At no time are you permitted to drive on the wrong side of the road, especially over the Cross Walk.
Please keep the cross walk clear particularly during the busy dismissal time.
When stopping for students using the Cross Walk, please allow space so that students are able to watch for moving vehicles in both directions.
If you see that a vehicle may be endangering a student, please use your horn to alert them. While it may be loud, it is more important to make the driver aware and alert the pedestrians to danger.
Remember, child safety should always come first. Please don’t put your child or your neighbor’s child in an unsafe situation for convenience sake.
~ Dr. James Walsh, Principal
Dr. James Walsh, Principal: 412-344-2120, #5
Jeff Zeiders, Dean of Students: 412-344-1087
To provide the best education possible
for each and every student
21 Moffett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
In the event of an emergency, we will use the media, channels 7 and 19, and www.mtlsd.org to communicate with parents.
Our alternative site is Bower Hill Presbyterian Church, and our sister schools are Jefferson Elementary and Lincoln Elementary.
Students and parents may now report bullying incidents with this confidential online hotline.
Congratuations to Ms. Beckas and Mr. Petsko for receiving a $15,000 grant from the Alcoa Foundation to support an Environmental Year here JMS. The grant will fund the extension of the environmental education curriculum in seventh grade that will include field trips to Phipps Conservatory's L.E.E.D. certified building and a cart with 30 iPads and “apps” pertaining to science and the environment.
Sewing Club has transitioned to embroidery. Come and learn how to decorate with thread. Embroidery Club will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:15 in the FCS room.
The International Club would like to thank everyone who helped to make the 7th annual Interational Night such a success. The club raised $4000 for an orphanage in Haiti.
Dr. Walsh proudly accepted the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics on our behalf from PA Governor Tom Corbett and Acting Education Secretary, Carolyn Dumaresq, for our high achievement as measured by the School Performance Profile. The Governor and the Secretary have been visiting top performing school districts across the Commonwealth, and we are the top performing district in Allegheny County.
In conjuction with the Mt. Lebanon Police Department, we have created a page to educate parents about cyber safety. Please have a look at the tips to keep your kids safe!
Congratulations to Mrs. Mercier and Mr. Bluemling for each receiving a $500 grant from McDonalds' Make Activites Count (MAC) Grant program. Mrs. Mercier's grant will cover the costs to continue the Challenger Learning Center's "Operation Montserrat" e-mission for sixth grade students. Mr. Bluemling will use his grant to enhance technology within his sixth grade social studies classroom.
Congratulations to Mrs. Wetmore and Miss Beckett for winning the first Cultural Awareness in Family Engagement mini-grant. JMS will receive $500 to help fund the annual International Night celebration.
Have a look at what's new and exciting in the JMS Writing Lab this spring!
The District now offers its entire calendar of events online! The JMS calendar is available by clicking the calendar link on the left navigatin menu.
Parents also have the ability to synchronize one or more of these calendars with a smart phone, computer, and/or Google account! Some helpful tips and links can be found by clicking here.
All JMS students wishing to improve their school work while working with friendly and helpful high school students are invited to attend JOLT. Jolt meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:10 - 4:10 p.m. in lab 104.