Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The suspect allegedly told a Keystone Oaks High School graduate he had bomb materials in his briefcase.
The elderly man accused of causing the evacuation of South Hills Village mall last month was in tears apologizing to the judge and thanking the Bethel Park police for treating him well at the end of his preliminary hearing on Monday. District Judge Robert Wyda continued the hearing for Frank Zahler until July 1 so that behavioral health specialists could help Zahler discover the underlying cause of why he made the "callous and stupid" remarks on April 21, just days after the Boston Marathon tragedy. "What you said was clearly wrong," Wyda told Zahler. "We need to get things mentally and emotionally under control. "You need to continue to work with these people (health specialists) to help you help yourself." Zahler was handcuffed in the …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will help Dormont resident Darryl Hays, who is currently ill with a life-threatening disease.
Monday, May 13, 2013
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 …
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.
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, …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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…