Inaugural 5th Quarter -- USC Alumni

Upper St. Clair School District hosted its first-ever 5th Quarter event for all USC alumni at the conclusion of the varsity football game against Moon on Friday, October 12. An opportunity for alumni from all classes to come together, catch up, and enjoy food catered by Atria’s, this begins a new tradition in Upper St. Clair. As the weather turned colder, more than 70 alumni and their guests attended the event at Gilfillan Farm.

“It was a great experience for our alumni to see the historic Gilfillan Farm, some for the first time,” said Gordon Mathews, high school counselor and connect2USCSD coordinator. “We are grateful to the Upper St. Clair Historical Society and Atria’s for their generous contributions that made this event possible.”

The event was intended to engage USC alumni and raise awareness of the District’s alumni initiative and online community, connect2USCSD. To date, more than 1700 USC alumni have joined. The District will continue its efforts to engage with its graduates, with the ultimate goal of bringing more alumni into the District’s classrooms to collectively share their expertise with students.

This past summer and fall, the classes of 1967, 1968, 1978, and 1988 celebrated their reunions. Some classes have begun partnering with SHOP@USC to assist them in creating name tags, decorations, and signs for their reunion events. In addition, the class of 1967, 1968, and 1988 toured the high school during their reunion weekends. 

If your graduating class is interested in these events or opportunities, contact Gordon Mathews at In addition, contact Gordon if you are interested in becoming involved in the alumni initiative. Connect with us at

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