• Mrs. Pierce
    Name:  Mrs. Cindy Pierce  Ext. 2410
    Classroom:  Life Skills Support (LSS)
    Grade:  9th grade - 21 years Belle Vernon Area High School
    Help Hours: 7:25 a.m. with additional support available throughout day.
    Welcome to room 410 at Belle Vernon Area High School!  Our goal is to work together to develop and reinforce skills that will help us to become ethical, confident and productive members of our society.  We will accomplish our goal through teamwork, dedication and respect.    We will be working on the following:
    * Functional math, language and social science goals                                
    Daily living skills (household maintenance, laundry skills, etc.)                                                  
    * Health and safety                       
    * Cooking and meal preparation skills including designing menus, locating recipes and grocery shopping
    * Money management skills including banking and class rewards program
    * Personal hygiene & grooming
    * Partners programs for art, physical education, swimming and choir 
    * Social skills                                                          
    * Communication skills                   
    * Leisure/recreation
    * Pre-vocational skills 

    In addition, we will have many opportunities to learn through modeling and practical experiences through participation in school and community based activities and field trips throughout the year.  These will include but not be limited to ...
    • Lunch within the community
    • Shopping at Shop N Save, Walmart and various community stores including malls
    • Additional social classes and interaction opportunities with students at various Belle Vernon Area school buildings
    • Volunteering at the Fellsburg Food Bank
    • Volunteering at a Meals on Wheels site if appropriate
    • Activities and work related experiences at the City Mission & Residence at Hilltop (senior care center) or similar opportunities
    • Opportunities for occupational, career, social and life experiences at restaurants, stores, hospitals, libraries and additional businesses and establishments within the community
    • Field trips / social experiences in conjunction with our Partner's PE and Art classes
    • Additional field trips and opportunities that would include other Life Skills classes from within and outside of the Belle Vernon Area School District 

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  And always remember ...