About Myrtle Elementary

About Myrtle Elementary

Meet Mr. Scott Mizikar

Scott Mizikar
Scott Mizikar was appointed to the position of Principal at Myrtle Avenue Elementary School in 2018. He had served in an interim principal role at Myrtle since May 2017. 
Prior to beconing an administrator, Mr. Mizikar was a fourth grade teacher at Dormont Elementary School. Mr. Mizikar has worked for the Keystone Oaks School District since 2001 and has taught seventh grade geography, eighth grade history, and also spent one year as the Dean of Students. He taught fourth grade at Dormont Elementary for 11 years. Mr. Mizikar also served on the Evaluation Committee.

About Myrtle Avenue Elementary

School Overview:
The Keystone Oaks School District is located three miles south of Pittsburgh comprised of the communities of Castle Shannon, Dormont, and Green Tree. Myrtle Avenue Elementary, in Castle Shannon, has a grade configuration of K-5 with an enrollment of approximately 330 students. Myrtle Elementary has recently been recognized as one of the top 5% of Title 1 Schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  

Myrtle Avenue Elementary offers a diverse and comprehensive curriculum that meets the needs of its students in all aspects of their social and educational development. The school’s core areas of study include Language Arts, Math, Science, and notable areas such as Library, Art, Music, and Physical Education. Myrtle students can expect a challenging course load that is designed to help ease their transition to the middle school. Also, the school’s size allows for more individualized instruction and a more intimate learning environment.

Special Academic Programs:
Like all the district’s schools, Myrtle Avenue Elementary hosts a variety of programs to meet the wide-ranging needs of our students. Beyond the standard curriculum, Myrtle offers gifted classes, autistic support, emotional support, learning support, speech & language support, after-school tutoring program for Title 1 students, and English as a Second Language.

Key Activities & Events at Myrtle Avenue Elementary:
Myrtle Parent-Faculty Organization (PFO)
Kindergarten Orientation
PFO Book Fair
Curriculum Night
Fall Parade
Choral / Band Concerts
Myrtlepalooza Day
Parent / Teacher Conferences
Title 1 Celebration Night
Junior Achievement Day
Battle of the Books


Principal - Mr. Scott Mizikar
Secretary - Mrs. Shelia Humlan
Nurse - Ms. Heather Hardy
School Counselor
3724 Myrtle Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15234
Phone - 412-571-6000, Option #3
Fax - 412-571-6051 


Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Student Arrival: 8:15 a.m.
Student Dismissal: 3:25 p.m.

Bell Schedule

8:20 a.m.: Breakfast

8:30 a.m.: Homeroom

8:35 a.m.: Tardy Bell

8:50 a.m.: First Period

9:30 a.m.: Second Period

10:10 a.m.: Third Period

10:50 a.m.: Fourth Period

11:30 a.m.: Fifth Period (3, 4 & 5) & Lunch (K, 1 & 2)

12:10 p.m. Lunch (3, 4 & 5)

12:40 p.m. Fifth Period (K, 1 & 2)

1:20 p.m.: Sixth Period

2:00 p.m.: Seventh Period

2:40 p.m.: Eighth Period

3:25 p.m.: Dismissal (Walkers)

3:25 - 3:45 p.m.: Dismissal (Bus students)

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