On Campus
Keystone signs agreement with Trinity Univ.
After months of discussions, Keystone has signed a memorandum of understanding with Trinity University.

Under this partnership, rising juniors and seniors at Keystone can take summer classes at Trinity and receive college credit, at 50% tuition.

It’s an exciting development and could lead to more ways that Keystone and Trinity work together in the future.
Reminder about the La Fonda parking lot

The parking lot across from La Fonda on Main does not belong to Keystone. The restaurant allows Keystone families to park there for a few minutes at most during pickup and dropoff.

If you use the lot, please don't block the dumpsters, even if you think it's only going to be a minute. The restaurant incurs costs when the garbage crew can't pick up trash. Let's be good neighbors.
Join us for Keystone Night at SAFC
Senior learns plenty about politics at Boys State
At Boys State over the summer, senior Paul won a position on the Texas Supreme Court and county party chairman — and experienced how democracy can function smoothly at times and can go pretty rough.

Junior earns honors at Exeter
Over the summer, junior Karina spent five weeks at Phillips Exeter studying writing, speech, and debate — and received “Honors” designation in writing and speech.

9th Grade English places historical fiction in context
For the first work in 9th grade English, students are reading the historical novel, "A Lesson Before Dying," by Ernest J. Gaines.

But before they dive into the text ...

Volleyball starting strong
With a lineup that includes three 9th graders, this year's varsity volleyball team is starting strong.

They opened their season by beating Legacy Christian in a tight 5 set match, and went on to take second at a tournament at Cole High School.

Go Cobras!
Middle school summer English projects on display
A collection of custom-designed T-shirts are on display in North Hall, courtesy of the fifth graders in Mrs. Luckie's English class.

Lower School Open House welcomes parents
Lower School parents had a chance to get a glimpse of what happens in their kids’ classroom during Thursday’s Open House.

Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
--Dwight D. Eisenhower

At Keystone, we strive to teach “responsible leadership” as one of our core values. What, exactly, does that mean? How do we put it into practice? 

Meet the Faculty
Kinder Assistant Teacher/ Aftercare Manager Kat Golando
Position:  Kinder Assistant Teacher/ Aftercare Manager

Education:  BA Communications/ Education concentration, UTSA; TEA Teacher Certification: Early Childhood- 6th Grade

Why do you like working here:  Keystone feels like my home away from home. This community of excited learners, inspired educators, and caring staff makes wonderful moments happen every day.

Important Events and Notes
Cafeteria changes

If your family buys hot lunch here at Keystone, please remember that all payments must be made online with our food contractor, Cafeteria Services.

For instructions on how to make payments, please click here . Or go to the parent portal and click on "lunch."
Middle and Upper School Back to School Night - Aug. 29

Middle and Upper School parents can experience their children's schedules on Back to School Night, set to begin at 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 29.

It begins in the gym with brief remarks from Mr. Handmaker. Then parents go through their children's schedule in 10 minute sessions. Bells will signal time to change classes.
College Visits

For the week of Aug. 26-30, representatives from Texas A&M University will visit campus.

Robotics Club Signup - Aug. 22-28

Attention students in Grades 6-12: Sign up from Aug. 22-28 to join the Keystone Robotics Club. Interested students must go to the Flex Lab, and can come during their lunch breaks. This is going to be an exciting year!
College Counseling Parent Coffee - Sept. 6

Ms. Christiansen, Director of College Counseling will host a 12 th  Grade College Counseling Parent Coffee on Friday, Sept 6 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Lunchroom.

She'll go over the logistics of applying to college through Naviance, review details & deadlines for the fall, and share ways in which parents can support your senior this year.

This is an informal event with time for Q&A.
Keystone shopping event at J. Crew Factory -- Sept. 14
Alumni and Alumni parents: We want your input!

Alumni and Alumni Parents: Please come to campus and share your thoughts and perspectives on the school as we gather input for the Campus Master Plan that will shape our school for years to come.

Alumni: Your session runs from 10-11 a.m. Sept. 14 in the Keystone Dining Hall. Victoria Shum '00, Alumni Council President, will welcome participants.

Alumni Parents: Your session begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the Theater, with a welcome from Mr. Handmaker.

Both sessions will feature members of the team from Overland Partners, the architecture firm creating the master plan. They will guide the conversation to capture our ideas and perspectives as we discuss how the school will serve the next generation of Keystone students .
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