On Campus
Senior named National Merit Semifinalist
Congratulations to Beril, a senior who was named as a National Merit Semifinalist.
She’s one of about 16,000 Semifinalists announced this week.

Lower School students offer advice
Our Lower School students shared great suggestions for students and parents at the recent "What's in Your Backpack?" event with Mrs. Vilagi. So if you're looking for ideas to excel in and out of the classroom, here's some of their advice:

Students offer their thoughts on Keystone’s master plan
As part of the process to develop a Master Plan for future projects at Keystone, a team from Overland Partners spent an entire day meeting with students to take in their thoughts and aspirations for how the young people wanted the campus to look like in the coming years.

Middle School girls win volleyball tournament
Congratulations to the Middle School Volleyball team. The girls won the Shepherd of the Hills Tournament last week.

To get to the title, they defeated Concordia, FEAST, Shepherd of the Hills and Castle Hills in straight sets. In the championship game they defeated Cornerstone 25-22, 15-25, 15-1.
Keystone rocks Read-a-Palooza

How much did you read over the summer? Bet our Lower School students read more.

The results of this year's Scholastic Read-a-Palooza are in and Keystone students read a total of 25,265 minutes. Here's the breakdown by grade:

  • Rising 1st: 1,072 class minutes
  • Rising 2nd: 1,059 class minutes
  • Rising 3rd: 12,107 class minutes
  • Rising 4th: 11,027 class minutes

Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
“Go out, talk to people, listen to people, and, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”
-- Celeste Headlee

How do we talk about talking? In this age of extreme partisanship, online rancor, and political violence, how we converse with others may be more important than ever. As Mr. Spedding and I shared with the upper school students at a division meeting, our society’s ability and willingness to engage in civil discourse with others could be at an all time low.

Meet the Faculty
PE Teacher/Coach Kyle Unruh
Position: PE Teacher/Coach

Education: Bachelor's of Science, Kinesiology, University of the Incarnate Word

Why do you like working here: I love working at Keystone because the students make me want to be a better teacher/coach for them. I also think the Outdoor Education program at Keystone gives the students immense growth opportunities, and I enjoy sharing those memories with such a large variety of students.

Important Events and Notes
College Visits

For the week of Sept. 16-20, representatives will be on campus from: Abilene Christian University, University of Alabama, Bates College, Berry College, University of California, Riverside, Colorado College, IE University Spain, Regents University London, University of St. Andrew’s (Scotland), Southwestern University, University of TX, Dallas, Trinity University, Vanderbilt University and Williams College.

Junior Class breakfast sale
Support the Junior Class at the next breakfast sale, set for Sept. 17 before school begins, next to Nurse Penny's office.

On the menu: breakfast tacos, donuts, coffee, juice and hot chocolate.
Junior Class bake sale
The next bake sale happens Sept. 19 during Middle and Upper School lunch periods.

Come snag some baked goods and support the Junior Class.
Paying for College Night - Oct 2

All Upper School parents are invited to attend a session on paying for college on Oct. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Theater.

Christina Pikla, Director of Financial Aid at Trinity University, will be our guest speaker again this year. The program will include an overview of financial aid, both merit and need-based, the application process for aid, advice for families, and Q &A. We’ve decided to offer this program every year due to the importance of understanding the financial aid process when applying to college. 
Keystone Night at SAFC - Oct. 19
Admissions Open House - Oct 27
This year's Admissions Open House will take place on campus from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 27. Please share this date with friends who you think would be interested in what we offer here at Keystone. Feel free to share the event from the Keystone page on Facebook .

Register for the Open House at KeystoneSchool.org .
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!
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