200 McIntyre Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
McIntyre Elementary School shares the responsibility with the home to promote personal growth, societal responsibility and citizenship. The family assumes the initial responsibility for helping the child develop physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and ethically. The school provides additional opportunities to promote the individual’s growth in these five critical areas. Children enter school at various levels of development. The school recognizes these levels of maturation and addresses each situation as it occurs.
The goal of the elementary program is to equip each child to be an informed, caring and effective citizen. This is accomplished at the primary level by teaching children to read, to express their thoughts through speaking and writing, to work with numbers and mathematical operations, to investigate, to inquire and to solve problems. All elementary students are required to take Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Library Services, Health, Physical Education, Vocal Music and Art. Beginning in fourth grade, students may also elect to study an instrument from the string, wind, brass or percussion family.
In addition to regular classroom assessments, students in grades K-2 are assessed three times per year in literacy using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment. Students in grades 3-6 are assessed three times per year in both reading and math using the STAR online assessment. Students in grades 3-6 take the PSSA in reading and math every year.
North Hills adds interactive displays to elementary classrooms
Approximately 200 interactive touchscreen displays were installed in the district's four elementary schools this summer.
NHSD rolling out compostable lunch trays, paper straws
North Hills has added compostable lunch trays and napkins,
and paper straws for the 2019-20 school year.
NHSD elementary schools implementing departmentalization for grades 4-6
New for the 2019-20 school year, the district’s elementary schools will be utilizing a departmentalization model for grades four through six.
North Hills names Dr. Jessica Sapsara Assistant Elementary School Principal
Dr. Jessica Sapsara has been named Assistant Elementary School Principal for the North Hills School District. Dr. Sapsara replaces Michelle Spingola, who was promoted to McIntyre Elementary School principal.