Thursday, April 18, 2013
Jessica Favo won a bicycle and helmet as part of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's ThinkFirst for Kids & Teens initiative.
A Dormont Elementary School third-grader won a new bicycle and helmet as part of an initiative that aims to educate children about bicycle safety. Jessica Favo was randomly selected as a winner of a new, hot-pink bicycle and helmet as part of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's ThinkFirst for Kids & Teens initiative. The program's coordinator, Darius Carlins, has been presenting new bikes to children since 1999. He estimates that the program, which is funded by Kohl's Department Stores, gives away approximately 30 new bicycles each year locally and hundreds more nationally. "It's wonderful to see the reaction, not only of the winners but of all the kids," Carlins said, in a statement released by the Keystone Oaks School District. "It is …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Pittsburgh Business Times list the top schools in western Pennsylvania.
The Keystone Oaks School District moved up four spots in the Pittsburgh Business Times' annual western Pennsylvania school rankings The newspaper released its list of top western Pennsylvania school districts Friday. Keystone Oaks ranks No. 42, up from last year's No. 46 ranking. The rankings are based on three years of PSSA test scores in math, reading and science, according to the newspaper. Below are the top 10 districts in western PA:
Monday, March 25, 2013
A winter storm warning has been cancelled.
Due to harsh weather conditions across the area, the Keystone Oaks School District will observe a two-hour delay with a modified kindergarten scheduled on Monday, March 25. There was heavy snowfall overnight, however, the National Weather Service cancelled the winter storm warning Monday morning. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 2 p.m. as snow will begin to diminish.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Keystone Oaks Elementary Students participated in World Read Aloud Day last week.
Dormont and Myrtle Avenue Elementary Schools celebrated World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) last week, hearing stories from around the globe. World Read Aloud Day, which the district celebrated in conjunction with the Rukmini Foundation, is a global celebration of reading in which teachers, community members, and students read some of their favorite books aloud. The goal is to celebrate the power of reading and to raise awareness for the nearly 800,000 million people worldwide who cannot read. Click through the photos above to see what students were up to throughout the day. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Keystone Oaks School District has a two-hour delay Monday morning.
The Keystone Oaks School District has a two-hour delay and modified kindergarten schedule for Monday, March 18, due to winter weather conditions Monday morning. For more information, see the Keystone Oaks School District website. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This science and technology-based summer study is now enrolling for students entering grades one through six.
Do you have a young scientist on your hands? How about a budding engineer or mathematician? Enrollment is open now for Camp Invention, a Keystone Oaks School District program focused on STEM studies—science, technology, engineering and math. Students entering grades one through six for the 2013-14 school year are eligible to register for this week-long program, which will be held June 24 to 28 at Dormont Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of the camp is $220 per student, but students who register by March 28 will receive a $25 discount. Also, students who register online will receive an additional $5 off the price of the camp. A limited number of scholarships will be available based on financial need. These scholarships …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Find out what's open and what's closed on Presidents' Day.
Happy Presidents' Day! All government offices, including the district magistrate offices of Blaise Laratonda and James Motznik, are closed Monday for the holiday. There will also be no U.S. Post mail. The Keystone Oaks School District will not have classes in observance of the holiday. Additionally, the state Department of Transportation driver license and photo centers will also be closed. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website. The Port Authority of Allegheny County will run on a normal schedule, but the Smithfield Street office will be closed. Click here for details. For more information on the holiday (trivia, anyone?), click here. …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
We've got your answers right here.
February is kindergarten registration month in the Keystone Oaks School District, and if your little one is ready to start his or her academic career, here's what you need to know! Dormont Elementary School Fred. L. Aiken Elementary School Myrtle Avenue Elementary School To register, parents or guardians should bring their child's health, dental and immunization records, as well as the child's proof of age. Parents or guardians of newly enrolled students will also be asked to produce two proofs of residency. More information and school contact information can be found at the Keystone Oaks School District website. Registration materials also are available on the website under the "New Student Registration" tab.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
School board agenda meetings are now paperless in the Keystone Oaks School District.
The Keystone Oaks School Board is "going digital." Gone are the days of visitors flipping through a 20-page agenda, and of school board members searching page-by-page through an even larger mass of paperwork—now, everything is on screen. The paperless meetings started earlier this month. Now, when residents come to the meetings, instead of picking up a paper agenda packet, the agenda will be displayed on two large screens, one on each side of the board room. "I think this adds more transparency," said district communications director Jim Cromie. "This is the same packet that's online. What used to happen was that we would print 25 of these 20-or-more page documents, and maybe seven people came to the meeting. There was a lot of waste." The…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Keystone Oaks School District proposed preliminary budget is now available to the public.
The Keystone Oaks School District proposed preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year is now available for review on the Keystone Oaks School District website. The document also is attached to this article in PDF format. The proposed preliminary budget is not final, and is subject to change. The final budget likely will be adopted in late spring. The school board will hold a special voting meeting Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in the board room at Keystone Oaks High School to vote on whether to adopt the preliminary budget, for the purposes of moving forward with budget discussions. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, sign up for our email Newsletter.