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.
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, December 4, 2012
As part of the PensFIT program, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation made a donation to each of the district's three elementary schools.
The Pittsburgh Penguins might not be on the ice yet this season, but their proteges at Keystone Oaks elementary schools will be getting a lot of "ice" time, thanks to a donation. The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation donated more than 20 pieces of street hockey equipment to each of the Keystone Oaks elementary schools: Dormont Elementary, Fred L. Aiken Elementary, and Myrtle Elementary. The district received the equipment after applying through the PensFIT program, an initiative to encourage children to be physically active. The hockey gear retails for more than $3,000. “We implement a floor hockey program each winter as part of our curriculum,” Dormont Elementary physical education teacher Brad Bengele said in a statement from the district…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
During a public meeting Wednesday morning, Keystone Oaks Superintendent William Stropkaj discussed how closing—or not closing—schools could impact the district’s finances.
During a public meeting held Wednesday morning, Keystone Oaks Superintendent William Stropkaj discussed the district’s financial situation, and various issues that affect the district’s finances. One of the topics he covered was how closing—or not closing—neighborhood schools could affect the district’s financial status. In short, Stropkaj said closing any of the schools in the district would do very little to pull the district out of looming financial difficulties. Closing a building would not make up for the increasing expenses that occur as funding from the state and federal levels dwindle, and costs within the district continue to rise, he said. He also said he simply does not think closing buildings is the right thing to do. “It’s not…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Even if you don't have kids in the school district, all school district residents are invited to attend the community coffees.
Keystone Oaks Superintendent William Stropkaj will hold the next Community Coffee at Fred L. Aiken Elementary School in Green Tree tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 2. The first Community Coffee was held at Dormont Elementary on Sept. 25. About eight parents attended—which district Public Relation Director Jim Cromie said is fantastic—but the district wants to encourage other community members to come, too, even if they don't have children in the school district. "What we’re hoping to do is get some seniors out and some people living in district without children in school," Cromie said. "We’re glad to have the parents' perspective but we’d also like to have a cross section of interests represented." All school district residents are welcome at all …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
New Superintendent William Stropkaj will hold meetings at all three Keystone Oaks elementary schools.
William Stropkaj, the new superintendent of Keystone Oaks School District, is inviting the community to sit down and chat over a cup of coffee. Stropkaj will hold three "Community Coffees with the Superintendent," one at each elementary school, over the next few weeks to give community members the chance to ask questions or voice concerns in a casual setting. The goal is to increase two-way conversation with community residents, and increase residents' access to the district. The open-agenda meetings are informal, and no RSVP is required. The one-hour meetings are open to all residents of the Keystone Oaks School District. "It has been my experience throughout my career that effective communication is the key to establishing trust and to …