Ross Elementary

Ross Elementary

Contact Us

90 Houston Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412-318-1542
Fax: 412-318-1544

Attendance: 412-318-1553

Mrs. Dawn McElhinney (Grades K-3)
Mrs. Lauren Barbour (Grades 4-6)

RtII Specialist
Mrs. Linda Stretch

Mrs. Linda Brown

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NHMS online course schedule request procedures, additional info

All rising middle school students can now make course schedule requests for the 2020-21 school year online via PowerSchool. All requests must be made by Feb. 14. More +
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First semester report cards now available

Report cards for the first semester of the 2019-20 school year are now available on PowerSchool. More +
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NHMS course scheduling for 2020-21 to open Jan. 23

Next year’s sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders can begin making schedule requests for the 2020-21 school year via PowerSchool on Jan. 23. More +
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North Hills' winter musical 'The Little Mermaid, Jr.' set for Jan. 30 to Feb. 1

The North Hills Drama Club will present its winter musical “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” later this month. Tickets go on sale online Jan. 11. More +

Elementary Philosophy

Each 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.

Elementary Program

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, Vocal Music and Art. Beginning in fourth grade students may also elect to study an instrument from the string, wind, brass, or percussion family.

2020-21 Kindergarten Registration

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Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open. Families must first register their student online and then schedule an in-person appointment to complete the registration at the student’s school. Begin the process here.

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Upcoming Events
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January 2020
Winter Musical Preview Day
Wed Jan 29 2020
Ross Elementary Book Fair
Tue Feb 4 2020
to Thu Feb 6 2020


6-Day Schedule

Ross Elementary School operates on a six-day schedule. The day of the week (Day 1 through Day 6) is included on elementary food services menus. Please refer to the current lunch menu for schedule information.

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