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parent back to school socialParents are essential and valued members of the OLSH community.

Parents find a home at OLSH just as often and as easily as their students do! There are a host of opportunities to volunteer, various social events just for parents throughout the year, and many parents build friendships with fellow OLSH parents that last a lifetime.
We work hard to keep parents informed about everything happening at OLSH through our school calendars, weekly Grapevine emails, monthly e-newsletters, and other communications.  We encourage parents to stay connected with what's happening around OLSH through the News section on our website, our social media channels, and the school calendar.  Parents who have specific questions or want to get more involved can contact Deena Swank '92, Alumni & Parent Relations Manager at (412) 424-4610 or dswank@olsh.org.

Parent Ambassadors

OLSH Parent Ambassadors are current OLSH parents who have been identified as having a passion for the school, credibility among the parents, connections in the community, and a desire to advance the school. Parent Ambassadors share their time, experiences, and perspectives in order to strengthen the sense of community among OLSH parents, increase the visibility of OLSH in their parishes and communities, and assist in the acquisition and retention of new families into the OLSH community.
The OLSH Parent Ambassadors invite current and prospective OLSH parents to reach out to them with any questions or concerns they may have. 
Parent Ambassador Parent of Child(ren) in the Class(es) of: Email
Heather Chestnutt 2018 hkasmer@hotmail.com
Stephen & Rayna Harrell 2018, 2017 paharrell@comcast.net
Elvira Hoff 2018, 2017  
Ted & Laurie Kanoza 2020 lauriekanoza@sbcglobal.net
Mary Kim 2019, 2017 rkimpgh@zoominternet.net
David Kozy 2020 dave03273@yahoo.com
David & Mary Kubiak 2020 dckubiak@dura-metal.com
Amy Maxin 2018 amymaxin66@gmail.com
Lisa Polar 2019 lmpolar@verizon.net
Raymond & Susan Ruscoe 2020, 2019, 2018 rmr41898@gmail.com
Valerie Tarasovich 2019, 2017 taras6@zoominternet.net 
Dan & Linda Trocchio 2018, 2021 dan.trocchio@klgates.com

Parent Events

Throughout the year parents are invited to take part in events with a social or informational purpose.  At the Back to School Parent Social, parents have an opportunity to reconnect, meet new friends, and socialize with fellow parents in a casual setting.  Meet the Teachers Night gives all parents the chance to meet their students' teachers and learn more about the courses in which they are enrolled. First Friday Parent Socials invite parents who are able to gather during the day to get together for coffee once a month at a local restaurant.  These informal sessions allow parents to get to know one another, as well as meet and talk with various school representatives and are held on the first Friday of each month. The Senior Parent Night invites a panel of parents of OLSH alumni to share experiences and answer any and all questions of parents of seniors regarding the college process and experience.  Throughout the year other social and informational evenings are held for various purposes and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Volunteering at OLSH

Each year, OLSH is blessed with numerous volunteers who help with a variety of tasks and serve as office assistants, library aides, chaperones, concession workers, set builders, coaches, and more.

In order to protect our students and maintain compliance with the policies of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the mandates of the state of Pennsylvania, we have implemented a screening process for all employees and volunteers who may come into contact with our students. Please click here for details on this process.  Contact Deena Swank at (412) 424-4610 or dswank@olsh.org.

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If you're looking for a school where your child will find his or her place, yet be challenged to grow, OLSH is the school for you! 
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