Alumni in the News
Nancy Zhou '11 wins top prize at Violin competition in Shanghai
Nancy Zhou '11 triumphed over five other finalists to take the top prize and $100,000 at the  Isaac Stern International Violin Competition .

Nia Clements '18 featured on front page of local newspaper
The spotlight keeps coming for Nia Clements '18. The freshman at Trinity University was featured on the front page of the Express-News.

Nia Clements at White House
On Campus
Lockdown drill went successfully

Friday's lockdown drill went as planned, and students performed great. Staff members gathered a lot of important information that will help us as we fine-tune our emergency preparation.

Parents, if you did not receive an email and a text about the drill, please contact Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications Edmund Tijerina at
Insights from Lower School experts
When parents search for ways to help their children succeed in Lower School, forget Googling. Instead, ask the experts: Lower School students themselves.

Seventh-grader excels in engineering program
How does a Keystone education help prepare students?

Here's a story from Joanna, a 7th grader.

Keystone Night at Spurs game
Get on the list to buy your tickets for the first-ever Keystone Night at a Spurs game.

Billy's Blog
“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should .” 

 To say that that the internet has an omnipresent role in our world today would be stating the obvious. People seem to be always staring into their phones, retail establishments are falling by the wayside as more and more shopping is done online, and seemingly anything we wish is at our fingertips. Read more here.
Important Events and Notes
Taco Tuesday and Bake Sale Thursday

This week, the sophomore class presents two sales:

Breakfast Tacos : Until 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 11. Come score a Bean and Cheese or Potato and Egg taco.

Bake Sale : Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 11. Open only to Middle and Upper school students.
Fifth Grade Parent Coffee - Sept. 13

Fifth grade parents are invited to join Head of Middle School Theresa Powers and Counselor Alison Raymer for coffee and an informal conversation about what we are seeing as parents with the fifth grade transition to middle school from 8:30 - 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Dining Hall.
J.Crew shopping event - Sept. 15

If you're going clothes shopping anyway, why not score some sweet new outfits while supporting Keystone? Come to the J.Crew shopping event from 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Alamo Quarry location. Here's the flyer for more information.
Author, Stanford dean speaking Sept. 25 at St. Mary's Hall
Every Keystone parent should consider attenting an event our colleagues at St. Mary's Hall are hosting: a talk on Sept. 25 from Julie Lythcott-Haims, a former dean at Stanford and author of " How to Raise an Adult ."

Alumni Happy Hour - Sept. 20

Calling all San Antonio-area Keystone alumni!

Please join us on  Thursday, Sept. 20 th  for a Meet-and-Greet Happy Hour with new Head of School, Billy Handmaker! We will be meeting at  Tycoon Flats  from  5-7pm . Please RSVP to Alumni Coordinator, Hannah Hyde, at by  Saturday, Sept. 15 th .
Fifth and Sixth Grade Student-Led Conference Day - Sept. 28

Fifth and sixth graders won't have class on Sept. 28. Instead, they're attending conferences with their eighth period study hall teacher. The conversations are centered on organization and study habits. Eighth period study hall teachers will be contacting parents by Monday, September 10 to set up appointment times for the conference.
Kinder through Fourth Grade - Parent-teacher conferences Sept. 28

Students in Kinder through Fourth Grade won't have classes on Sept. 28 due to Lower School parent-teacher conferences.
Little School - Parent-teacher conferences Sept. 28

Students at the Little School won't have classes on Sept. 28 due to parent-teacher conferences. Childcare will be available to look after kids while their parents are meeting with the teachers.
Grades 7-12: Yes, you will have school on Sept. 28

While students in the lower grades are off on Sept. 28, students in grades 7 through 12 will have a regular day of school.
Parent Connection Book Club - October 3

Please join Keystone Counselors Alison Raymer, Erica Shapiro, and Keystone parents for a lively discussion of  Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen , in which author Dr. Wendy Mogel invites us to discover how each age and stage of a child’s life brings new opportunities to connect through language. The event takes place at 8:30 a.m. in the Lower School Library. Here's the flyer. Please RSVP to either  or
College visits this week

For the week of Sept. 10-14, representatives will be on campus from Haverford College, Skidmore College, Boston College, Ithaca College, Texas A&M University, Carnegie Mellon University and Amherst College. Find out more here.
Calling all alumni interviewers!

If you are involved as an official alumni interviewer for your undergraduate institution, we would love your assistance helping our seniors prepare for admission interviews. We are looking for volunteers to conduct mock interviews with seniors this fall. If interested, please contact Sara Christiansen, Director of College Counseling, at .
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