Wednesday, May 22, 2013
After much discussion, the Keystone Oaks School Board adopted the proposed 2013-14 budget, including a millage rate that accounts for Allegheny County property reassessments.
The Keystone Oaks School Board last week approved the proposed 2013-14 school year budget, and tentatively approved a tax rate for next year. The $35,781,146 budget includes a tax rate of 18.41 mills, but as discussion during the meeting made clear, no part of the budget—including the tax rate—is final. “While [the budget] is out for inspection, it’s going to continue to change,” said Superintendent William Stropkaj. “The millage rate is a moving target.” Allegheny County school districts are adjusting tax rates to account for the change in local property values, as a result of mandated Allegheny County property reassessments. Stropkaj said the rate is set based on current numbers provided by Allegheny County, but that as more information …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Keystone Oaks Golden Eagle baseball team lost Tuesday against South Park, but the season might not be over.
The Keystone Oaks Golden Eagle baseball team lost its WPIAL AAA semi-final game Tuesday afternoon, but the season might not be over. The KO varsity boys baseball team played Tuesday against South Park, losing 1-0. However, the team will play next week—Tuesday or Wednesday—against the losing team in tonight's West Allegheny vs. Hopewell game. The winner of that game will qualify for the state tournament. Continue to follow Dormont-Brookline Patch as details become available. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Keystone Oaks defeated Chartiers Valley yesterday, and will advance to the WPIAL semi-finals for the first time in the school's history.
UPDATE (May 16, 10 a.m.): The KO varsity boys baseball team will play their WPIAL AAA semi final baseball game on Tuesday, May 21 at 4 p.m. against South Park. The game will be in Upper St. Clair at the Boyce Mayview Field (1551 Mayview Rd, Upper St Clair, PA (USC Community & Recreation Center ). - - - - - The Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles baseball team has advanced to the WPIAL semi-finals after a win Wednesday against the Chartiers Valley Colts. The 2013 Section 3 Champions defeated the Colts in the second round of WPIAL Playoffs with a score of 4-3. Keystone Oaks High School principal Scott Hagy shared the following game roundup through an email blast: Junior Taylor Lehman got the win on the mound by giving 5 strong innings and striking …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This Thursday's Keystone Oaks student art show and concert will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Keystone Oaks students are building on the idea that art and music can help the healing process. This week's student art show serves a double purpose—showcasing student artwork from throughout the school year, and raising awareness about cystic fibrosis, as well as funds to combat the disease. The free event, "Creativity for a Cause," will be held in the middle school lobby this Thursday, May 16, beginning at 6 p.m., with the spring music concert beginning at 7 p.m. The high school's symphonic and jazz bands as well as the chorus for students in grades 8-12. The event will also feature various raffle prizes and a bake sale, with all proceeds benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A representative from the foundation will be at the art…
The Keystone Oaks baseball team will take on Chartiers Valley Wednesday, May 15, in the second round of playoffs.
After a win Monday against Elizabeth Forward, the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles baseball team will take on the Chartiers Valley Colts today, Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. The Keystone Oaks baseball team, the 2013 section champion, won their first-round playoff yesterday against Elizabeth Forward with a 10-0 score. Senior Jared Skolnicki gave up only four hits during the game, and struck out 12. Junior Taylor Lehman provided a large chunk of the offense by going two for three with four RBIs. Wednesday's game against the Chartiers Valley Colts will be at the Upper St. Clair Community Rec. Center on Mayview Road. To read more about Monday's game, see this article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Join Patch for more community news or join …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Tell us which candidates you're backing in the May 21 primary.
Several familiar names, as well as several newcomers, will appear on the primary election ballot for Keystone Oaks School Board. With the exception of incumbent Lisa Cancelliere, who filed as a Democrat, all candidates cross-filed. So, who are you voting for? And why? Tell your neighbors in the comments section below who the most qualified people are. The following candidates will appear on the ballot: School director: Region 1 (Castle Shannon Borough, except part of 6D): Four-year term, two seats School director: Region 2 (Dormont Borough): Four-year term, one seat School director: Region 3 (Green Tree Borough): Four-year term, one seat Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Keystone Oaks baseball playoffs will be featured on MSA Sports Network today, Monday, May 13.
The Keystone Oaks baseball playoff game will be featured today, Monday, May 13, on the MSA Sports Network. The game between the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles and the Elizabeth Forward Warriors will broadcast at 2 p.m. Click here at 2 p.m. to listen on the MSA Sports Network website. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Keystone Oaks High School received eight Gene Kelly Award nominations for "The Drowsy Chaperone."
When director Shane Hallam chose "The Drowsy Chaperone" as this year's Keystone Oaks High School musical, he said he hoped the lesser-known play would give students the chance to spread their wings and try something new. The effort paid off—Keystone Oaks has been nominated for eight Gene Kelly Awards, a record number for the high school. "Keystone Oaks has been nominated for the most Gene Kelly Awards in their history with eight nominations," Hallam said in an email to Dormont-Brookline Patch. "This is a huge accomplishment for the students of Keystone Oaks!" The awards, sponsored by Pittsburgh CLO, recognize outstanding high school musical performances. Keystone Oaks High School was nominated for "The Drowsy Chaperone" in the following …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Do you know where to get decorations with your school's colors? Specialty cakes? Signs for the yard?
Graduation season is quickly approaching, and parents of high school seniors are already planning special parties to celebrate. Local bakeries, party stores and other businesses offer school-color cakes, signs announcing the graduation, balloons and sometimes novelties, such as a multi-serving sandwich baked into the shape of the school mascot. Eat'n Park has gotten into the act via SmileyCookie.com. The restaurant chain's famous sugar cookies can be ordered online decked out in Brashear High School or Keystone Oaks colors. So, tell us in the comments box below: Where have you found specialty graduation food or party supplies for your Bull or Golden Eagle? Or, if you have an idea to help make another parent's planning a bit easier, share …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Ryan Carroll, Dale Klobichur and Cory Sevacko have signed letters of intent with Pennsylvania colleges.
Three former Keystone Oaks High School football players have signed letters of intent with Pennsylvania colleges. Ryan Carroll will attend Mercyhurst University (Erie, Pa.), Dale Klobichur will attend Grove City (Pa.) College, and Cory Sevacko will attend Clarion (Pa.) University. Last season, Carroll was named second team all-Century Conference as a defensive lineman and Klobichur was selected as a first team all-conference at running back. Sevacko was chosen as a first team all-conference receiver and as a second team all-conference defensive back. Keystone Oaks football coach Matt Taylor is pleased for his players and believes that their new schools will be happy with their new players. "All three of those young men are good football …