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The mission of the Health Services Department is to facilitate each student's growth, development, and educational success by encouraging his or her health and wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment. 

"School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that enhances the well-being, academic performance, and lifetime achievement of children," according to the National Association of School Nurses. 

Penn Hills School Nurses help students learn by implementing the following: 

  • providing assistance and coordination of treatment for children with chronic health issues 
  • actively partnering with faculty/staff/parents/community providers to promote student wellbeing; becoming active members of student support/assistant teams; diagnosing and treating day-to-day illnesses and injuries that occur during school hours 
  • completing health checks as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Health assessing and monitoring all children's vaccines 
  • providing students and workers with health education and wellness programs offering nurse services as required creating a secure and healthy environment for students/employees

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Recent News

Join Us for FOCUS SPIRIT WEEK: April 15-19

Get ready, students! FOCUS SPIRIT WEEK is just around the corner, and we’re excited to celebrate with a week full of spirit, ambition, and fun. Each day is a new opportunity to showcase your interests, aspirations, and school spirit. Here’s what we have planned for each day of the week:

Penn Hills Elementary Presents Lion King Jr.

Join us for a roaring adventure at Penn Hills Elementary's production of "The Lion King KIDS!" Our talented students are thrilled to bring the magic of Disney's classic tale to our stage.

Contact Information

Dawn Golden
Assistant Superintendent
(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1284

Lois Gess
Secretary
(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1221