SCHOOL PUBLICITY INFORMATION: Throughout the school year, students' pictures and names are placed in articles in the Newsletter, local newspapers, and this website to inform the community-at-large about the unique projects and programs that are taking place in the Sharon City School District. If you DO NOT wish to have your child(ren)'s name and/or pictures used in such publications, please notify the Superintendent’s Office at (724)983-4000.
Tiger Techs Robotics Team Places Second at North American Robotics Tournament
The Tiger Techs Robotics Team recently competed at the North American Robotics Tournament at LEGOLAND California. While at the tournament, the team placed second with Strategy and Innovation of thier robot design. The Techs competed against 80 teams from around the world and the United States. Congratulations to the team for this accomplishment! To read more about the Tiger Techs, please click here.
Robotics in Motion: Mission to Mars
Ever want to learn about robotics? Blast off to Mars with a LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Robot during a 5-day summer robotics camp! The camp is for students currently enrolled as a 3rd-6th grade student in any Intermediate Unit IV school district. Learn how to program an EV3 LEGO Mindstorm Robot and complete LEGO challenges on a Mars mission field! This 5-day camp will take place in the Tiger Tech Robotics Lab at Case Avenue Elementary School in Sharon. No prior robotics/programming experience is needed to attend. All robots and materials will be provided for the week.
Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until June 1st. Once accepted, payment will be required to secure attendance. For applications and additional information, please click below.
Cyber Charters: The $450 million scam on taxpayers
PCCY website December 16, 2016
With school districts stressed by PA’s inadequate education funding, they must make sure every penny is spent wisely. Cyber charter schools, however, are a huge cost to districts and wisdom doesn’t factor into the equation. School districts spent $450 million last year on cyber charter schools. The state’s cyber charter sector – the second largest in the country – continues to grow as does the tremendous amount of money that school districts must pay to cybers. In southeast Pennsylvania alone, the tab for cyber charters was over $132.5 million – a $42 million increase in the past five years. If cyber charter schools were a sound educational investment, maybe they’d be worth the millions spent. But PA’s cyber charter schools have consistently been among the lowest performing in the state, with 90% of them languishing in the bottom fifth of schools statewide last year. No cyber school has ever met the state performance standards set in 2013.
They waste tax dollars, ‘upload’ funding out of every school, and districts still have to pay them.
Naloxone Policy Guidelines
As a means of enhancing the health and safety of our students, staff and visitors, the Sharon City School District has approved a policy that permits the obtaining, maintenance and administration of doses of the opioid antagonist Naloxone (Narcan) for emergency use to assist a student, staff member or other individual believed or suspected to be experienceing an opioid overdose. The link below contains information specific to the availibility of the product, the symptoms of an overdose and how students and staff should report such an overdose.
The Sharon City School District maintains an up-to-date policy manual which includes all active and proposed policies, rules and regulations of the district. As per Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regulation we are providing required notice of the policies listed in the Annual Notice link below. The full text of all policies can be found on the Sharon City School District website using the following pathway: www.sharon.k12.pa.us > Administration > Policies