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 .
On Campus
Gary's back!
Yes, we'll always be the Cobras, but our unofficial mascot is Gary, the cat.

He left late last school year, because his owner took him to New Mexico for a few months. Now the owner has returned to San Antonio -- and Gary is back on campus! Tell him hello if you see him.
Ninth-grader named one of nation's top young scientists
Ninth-grader Alex was named as one of the nation's best young scientists this week. The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public today announced the top 300 students in the annual  Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS competition .

Seventh-grader contributing poems to accompany paintings
Seventh-grader Aarav will present original poems to accompany paintings from a local artist at a show next week.

It started over the summer, when poet and painter  Linda Simone  approached Aarav and asked him to collaborate with her on a show. 

Senior excels at national pentathlon competition
One of our seniors is a national champion in Modern Pentathlon.

At the US Modern Pentathlon National Championships over the summer, Ingrid won the gold medal in the Youth Division (under 19) and the bronze medal in the Junior Division (under 22).

Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
"If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... no matter what they say."
-- Barbara McClintock, cytogeneticist and winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Sometimes, even when you know you are doing the right thing, a little outside validation helps ... Out of 18,000 secondary schools worldwide, 685 schools were recognized for “attaining female student representation in AP Computer Science A for 2018.”According to the letter, “this honor acknowledges the amazing work your school is doing to engage more female students in computer science.”

Meet the Faculty
5th/6th grade social studies teacher Joseph Florencio (Coach Flo)
Position: 5 th and 6 th grade social studies teacher

Education: BA with honors and MA -- University of Southern MS (both in History)

Why do you like working here: Adults here at Keystone are committed to giving the kids their absolute best.

Important Events and Notes
College Visits

For the week of Sept. 9-13, representatives will be on campus from: Air Force ROTC, Amherst College, Austin College, Babson College, Boston University, Brown University, Carleton College, Case Western Reserve University, Denison University, Haverford College, Louisiana State University, Olin College of Engineering, University of Rochester, University of San Francisco, Skidmore College and Vassar College.

Upper School Parent Coffee - Sept. 10

Upper School Parents: Please come to a coffee from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Sept. 10 in the Lower School Library.

There's no specific program -- just a time to come and mingle.
Coffee for 5th Grade Parents - Sept. 11

Dr. Wivagg and members of the 5th grade team will host parents in the Cafeteria for coffee, pastries and an informal conversation to discuss the transition from Lower to Middle School.

The coffee runs from 8:30-9:15 a.m. on Sept. 11.
Ice Cream sale - Sept. 12
Students from the Senior Class are presenting an ice cream sale on Sept. 12 for Middle and Upper School students during their respective lunch periods.

Since this is a fundraiser, Cafeteria Services funds cannot be used to purchase fundraiser ice cream.
Keystone shopping event at J. Crew Factory - Sept. 14
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
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."

Alumni News
Class of 2009 celebrates 10 years
The Class of 2009 celebrated their 10 year reunion. They recently gathered together -- with Nurse Penny.
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
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