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 …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Bring the attached flyer to Max & Erma's today, Thursday, and a portion of your payment will benefit the Keystone Oaks Jazz Band.
There's no need to cook tonight—if you eat dinner at Max & Erma's, you can help the Keystone Oaks High School Jazz Band. The jazz band is playing at Max & Erma's today, Thursday, May 2, for the restaurant's grand re-opening celebration. If you bring the attached flyer to the restuarant this evening and give it to the server before ordering, a portion of the payment for your meal will be donated to the jazz band. The offer is good between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m. Max & Erma's is located at 1910 Cochran Road. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Four Keystone Oaks students will attend a National Conference after placing well at the state-level Future Business Leaders of America conference in April.
Four Keystone Oaks High School students have placed top spots in a state competition, and will attend a national conference in the state of California later this year. Eighteen Keystone Oaks students attended the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference in Hershey earlier this month, and the following students received awards at the SLC Awards of Excellence Program: As first and second-place winners, Abbott, Badzgon, Leckie and Valley are National Conference Qualifiers. The Keystone Oaks School Board has approved the group to attend the National Conference in California state. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Tune in to hear the baseball game between the Chartiers Valley Colts and the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles on MSA Sports Network this afternoon.
Keystone Oaks will be featured this week on the MSA Sports Network. If you're tuning in today, Friday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m., you can listen to the baseball game between the Chartiers Valley Colts and the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles at Point Park University Field in Green Tree. The game will be broadcast at www.msasports.net by Don Rebel and Mike Azadian. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
'U.S. News and World Report' released its 2013 "Best High Schools" rankings.
The coveted U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best public high schools in America released Tuesday place Keystone Oaks High School near the top. The annual list ranks Keystone Oaks No. 69 among Pennsylvania's 687 public, magnet and charter high schools and No. 2258 out of more than 21,000 high schools nationwide. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams; rankings also take into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to a release from U.S. News. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare them for college-level work, …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Notes from the April 18 Keystone Oaks School Board meeting.
Keystone Oaks School Board held its regular meeting April 18. During the meeting, the board unanimously approved the following items: Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Class of 1961 was disappointed by the state of the Brookline K-8 library, so they decided to do something about it.
When the Brookline K-8 class of 1961 toured the halls of their former school earlier this year, they were disappointed by one of the school’s major assets: the library. Linda Caputo and her classmates were worried by the sparse bookshelves, and by the news that the school’s librarian is also the librarian at four other schools in the Pittsburgh Public School District, and is only at Brookline K-8 one day a week. “When we toured the school, we noticed empty bookshelves in the library,” said Caputo, who now lives in Canonsburg. “We thought, ‘Too bad we can’t get them more books.’ So in February, I sent an email out to the classmates asking for donations.” Last Thursday, the class of 1961, with help from members of the class of 1960, donated …
Hines Ward honored junior Amy Coombs on Saturday.
A Keystone Oaks High School student has been selected as western Pennsylvania's "Most Positive High School Athlete" in girl’s track and field. Junior Amy Coombs received the honor from Positive Athlete, an organization created by former Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward. Ward and other prominent leaders in the Pittsburgh area presented awards to Coombs and 26 other winners—boys and girls representing several high school sports—in a special ceremony at the Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 20. Over 450 nominations for the Positive Athlete awards from over 100 high schools were received. "This is the second year for the Positive High School Athlete Awards, and the stories of…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Students, parents, and community members are invited to an anti-bullying forum at Keystone Oaks High School today, Monday, April 22.
Bullying has long been an issue for students attending schools, and the Keystone Oaks School District is looking to put an end to it. The district will sponsor an anti-bullying forum at Keystone Oaks High School today, Monday, at 7 p.m. to educate students and community members alike about bullying, cyber-bullying, and solutions. All members of the Keystone Oaks School District community—including parents, staff and residents—are invited to hear Allegheny County Deputy District Attorney Laura Ditka and community member John Wooliscroft discuss bullying and cyber bullying. If you're going: The forum is free and open to the public. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Students from Keystone Oaks and Seton-LaSalle joined forces to stage a mock car crash before both schools hold their proms.
Laughter and conversation turned quiet Thursday morning as students lining the hillside of Seton-LaSalle High School witnessed a staged scene they hope not to experience in real life. A mock drunk-driving car accident, safely staged in the school’s parking lot as a Prom Promise event, allowed students from both Seton-LaSalle and Keystone Oaks high schools to witness a possible outcome of a destructive decision. The carefully constructed scene documented everything from the moment a group of teens arrives at a ruined car carrying their friends, to the arrival of emergency crews, and their efforts to save the passengers. A final, heart-wrenching moment plays out when an officer tells a concerned father at the scene that his son did not …