On Campus
Valentine's Day at Keystone
Valentine's Day at Keystone is a special time of friendship, fun, and sweets. It's also the major fundraiser for the junior class.

On this happy day, some of the younger students wore pajamas; the first graders had a terrific class party for kids and parents, complete with breakfast tacos and lots of cookies; student musicians performed cover songs in the Quad; and every class had some type of interruption for members of the Junior Class to pass out valentines.

Order your yearbook now
Yearbooks for the 2019-20 school year are now available for pre-order, so reserve yours now. Supplies are limited, so order by May 1 to guarantee one. Click on the picture above to place your order.
Keystone’s Academic WorldQuest wins for 10th straight year
For the 10th year in a row, Keystone has won the Regional Academic World Quest Competition sponsored by the World Affairs Council of San Antonio.

7th grade Leadership class making valentines for 104-year-old veteran
This year, the Keystone spirit of Valentine’s Day is going out all the way to California, courtesy of the 7th grade Leadership class. They’re working to help make this the best Valentine’s ever for a 104-year-old Marine veteran who lives in the Central Valley city of Stockton.

Students in Spanish 2 study Afro-Cuban poet
Students in Mrs. Boryczka’s Spanish 2 class are studying the Afro-Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén, known as Cuba’s national poet and one of his most important works, “La Muralla” (The Wall).

Senior Night honors student contributions
Senior Night on Feb. 7 honored seniors on the basketball teams and their parents, and offered an opportunity for coaches and students to reflect on their experiences.

Thanks for all your hard work, seniors!
Literary magazine publishes 8th graders’ poems
Three eighth graders will be published in the upcoming issue of the literary magazine   Voices de la Luna .

MathCounts team finishes strong at competition
Keystone's team of sixth and eighth-graders and three individual competitors gave a strong performance at the Bexar Chapter MathCounts competition on February 8.

8th grade girls finish undefeated, win championship
Congratulations to the 8th grade girls basketball team. They capped off a 10-0 season with a 40-27 victory over Atonement Academy to win the ISAL championship.

Meanwhile, the 7th grade girls finished 3rd in league play and 2nd in the ISAL tournament. 

The 7th grade boys finished 2nd overall and finished 2nd in the ISAL tournament. If you haven't seen this yet, here's a video of a last-second win against Cornerstone earlier in the season.

Congrats to all our Cobras!
New issue of student newspaper published

Keystone's online student-run newspaper, The Keynote, is out today! The first issue of the school year is dated Feb. 14.

Editors-in-Chief Derek and Katie oversee a publication with four main sections: Student Life/Culture, Debate, The World Today and Sports.

Check it out at: https://keystonekeynote.com
Keystone fanwear available
Good news – Keystone apparel is now for sale in TWO locations!

On campus: we have an apparel closet located in the Development Office, on the second floor of Founders Hall. We have adult and youth t-shirts and full-zip sweatshirts, in addition to dri-fit hats. We also have Keystone Yetis and Hydroflasks available for purchase.

Vivroux Sports : Adidas merchandise is available for purchase at Vivroux Sports, located at 2222 Breezewood Blvd in Alamo Heights. They carry additional tshirts, sweatshirts, shorts, drawstring backpacks, and more! 

If you have any questions, contact Lynda Ciment .
Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
The challenge we all face is how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience, interdisciplinary thinking and delayed concentration in a world that increasingly incentivizes, even demands, hyperspecialization. While it is undoubtedly true that there are areas that require individuals with Tiger's precocity and clarity of purpose, we also need more Rogers: people who start broad and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives while they progress. People with range.”
--David Epstein

During last Friday’s Senior Night for the basketball teams, we heard from coaches and students how Keystone students lead such full lives and do so much. Amid the tears and laughter were descriptions of our Cobras’ extracurricular activities and commitment to serving others. Beyond the court, these young women and men do great work in the classroom, they improve their communities, and inspire us to be our best selves.  

Meet the Faculty
Meet the Faculty: 5th/6th Grade Math Teacher Mustafa Citci
Position:  5th/6th Grade Math Teacher

Education:  B.S., Mathematics, Firat University; M.Ed., North American University

Why do you like working here:  I love mathematics and I can easily have math conversations with my students at Keystone. Working with the best teachers is also a privilege. If you are a teacher, you always ask questions, but here in Keystone, students are asking questions that I really enjoy while I am teaching.

Important Events and Notes
No School -- Feb. 17

Tuesday, Feb. 17 is Presidents Day.
Both campuses of Keystone are closed for the holiday.
Sophomore class breakfast sale
Support the members of the Sophomore Class at the next breakfast sale on Tuesday, Feb. 18 before school begins, next to Nurse Penny's office.

On the menu: breakfast tacos, donuts and hot chocolate.
Parent Substance Education Workshop - Feb. 19

From Keystone Counselor Mrs. Raymer: On Wednesday, February 19th from 5:30-7pm there will be a parent workshop to offer support and guidance in helping your children enjoy a drug-free adolescence.

This event will take place in the theater and is open to parents of students grade 7-12. Some of the topics to be addressed include: 

  • Effective ways to communicate with your child about drugs and drug use
  • Up-to-date facts about current drug use and trends
  • What to say about your own experiences with alcohol and/or drug experimentation
  • How to spot early warning signs of trouble and effective ways to respond. 

Keystone's Substance Education Specialist, Eduardo Torres from FCD, will be leading this informative event. 
Fourth Grade baked potato sale -- Feb. 20
The Fourth Grade class will run their annual baked potato sale on Thursday, Feb. 20 during all lunches. A potato with trimmings and lemonade will be available for $5.

Make sure your children have some cash if they want to score a potato.
Sophomore class bake sale
Sophomore Class members are putting on a bake sale on Thursday, Feb. 20 during Middle and Upper School lunch periods.

Come snag some sweet goodies and support the Sophomore Class.
Online lunch payments

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

Go to the parent portal ( parents.keystoneschool.org ) and click on "lunch."

Support Keystone while you shop on Amazon
When you shop on Amazon, please use AmazonSmile and designate Keystone as the beneficiary. This way, your savings can help your school.
We want to hear from you!
If you have news to share about the students, alumni, faculty or staff at Keystone School, please send it to: etijerina@keystoneschool.org .
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