Saint Kilian Parish School is as inclusive as possible in welcoming all students for whom we can provide an appropriate program based on their needs. We believe that every child can learn and learns at his or her own pace. Children in need of special support staff receive services in order to help them learn and achieve at their level in accordance with the guidelines of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Diocesan Director of Individual Student Abilities. Please select from the following for further information regarding these services:
Mrs. Donna Benson, a school counselor from the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV is available to provide individual, small group and class counseling sessions to children in grades K-8 at Saint Kilian Parish School on Monday's and Friday's during the school year. Her responsibility and goal is to provide activities that develop and/or improve academic skills, career awareness and personal/social skills to SKPS students.
Mrs. Benson begins the school year by introducing and reviewing academic skills that lead to success in school. These activities are presented to the classroom as a group where our teachers graciously welcome her into their classrooms. She is also available to meet with students on an individual basis when there is a request by the parent, teacher or student and permission has been granted by parents. Mrs. Benson has materials on many different topics (sample topics include: making friends, managing stress, study skills, organization, self esteem, managing fears and worries, bullying, divorce, death, Asperger and Autism disorder, and managing behaviors) that can address individual needs and are readily available to teachers and parents as needed.
If you have any questions or concerns about the program and/or your child, please feel free to contact Mrs. Benson by email or phone (Call SKPS on Monday's and Friday's at 724.625.1665 or leave her a voice mail on her MIU phone 724-458-6700 ext. 1722).
Additional Links from Mrs. Benson
For students requiring additional assistance in reaching their academic goals, remedial math and reading services are available through the Midwestern Intermediate Unit. Services are available on our campus and provided by Mrs. Connie McRill (724-625-1665 x.2125).
Gifted education is provided by Saint Kilian Parish School as a pull out program and is available for those who qualify for services through a qualifying psychological evaluation. Please contact the school office for information.
Speech and language services are also provided by the Midwestern Intermediate Unit. This special service is offered to students to enhance communication skills which directly impact social and academic interactions. These services are provided in our building by Mrs. Erika Davis (724-625-1665 x.2109).