Saint Ursula School
3937 Kirk Avenue, Allison Park, PA 15101 / 412 486-5511 / www.stursulaschool.org
Altar Servers (grades 5-8)
Students have the privilege of serving at the altar. Students who choose this privilege are expected to fulfill assigned responsibilities and be on time.
Assemblies are held for children throughout the school year. The assemblies are planned in conjunction with the principal, faculty, and the PTG with a focus on education.
Athletics (grades 2 – 8)
Developmental (grades 2 - 4), Junior Varsity (grades 5 & 6) and Varsity (grades 7 & 8) teams available for fall and spring soccer, basketball, and cross country. Spring training is available for athletes at all levels. More information is available on the Sports page.
Cantor and Choir (grades 3-8)
Students may cantor at school Masses and/or join the choir. Members of the choir meet after school and sing for the Parish Masses one Sunday a month.
Drama (grades 3- 8)
Students may audition for parts in the yearly play/musical. Practices are held outside of school time for several weeks before the performance.
Religious Activities (all)
Gospel Dramas- Classes may enact the gospel story during Mass to add to the knowledge and solemnity of the celebration.
The Fourth Grade performs the Nativity Play at the last All School Mass before the Christmas school break.
The Gospel story of the 10 Lepers portrayed by the 5th grade at Thanksgiving.
May Crowning - Students honor Mary with procession and prayers during May.
Living Stations - To bring to life the story of the crucifixion, the students portray in a solemn way Jesus' way of the Cross during Holy Week.
FirstinMath (grades 3-8)
Students may participate on-line (www.firstinmath.com) for individual and school recognition in solving math problems.
Forensics (grades 5-8)
Students may participate in the South Western PA Forensic League. Boys and girls present speeches in poetry, prose, declamation, and impromptu three Saturdays throughout the year at hosting schools.
Instrumental Music Program (grades 4 -8)
Band instruction is available for a fee for interested students. The Diocesan Program dictates the monthly fee. The instruments are rented with the option to buy. Small group lessons and a practice are provided one period a week. Students may audition for Diocesan Honors Band and PMEA.
Math 24 Challenge (grades 4-8)
Competition is open to all students for the math contest at school level. Top 4 students can advance to Diocesan and State Competition. One student enters from grades 4 or 5 , 1 from grade from grade 6, 1 from 7 or 8 and 1 at the Platinum level
Pizza Hut Book-It (grades K - 6)
With the Book-It Incentive students are encouraged to do independent reading. They can earn a free pizza by completing the required number. Program runs from October to May.
Robotics (grades 5 -8)
The National Robotics Consortium sponsors the Lego League Robot Competition at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Center. Students prepare for the challenge by building and programming robots for each year's mission. Competition is usually held the first Saturday of December.
Science Olympiad (grades 7 & 8)
The National Science Olympiad and Westminster College offer students opportunity to develop thinks skills by applying scientific principle to fun projects. A team of 15 students performs tasks in 30 different events such as flying airplanes, building bridges and rockets, egg packaging, identifying constellations, birds and trees and solving mystery whodunits. Students compete in March.
Student Council (grades 5-8)
The goal is to foster espirit de corps through student planning and implementation of school activities. The council sponsors social events, such as dances, pep rallies, talent show and other school activities. Students may volunteer to be teacher-aides during their free time. They raise money for various charitable causes, such as Chimbote, Catholic Charities and Holy Childhood Association. Students sponsor an annual food drive each Thanksgiving and the "Souper" bowl.