Keystone in the News
Keystone named a Top Workplace for 10th year
For the 10th year in a row, Keystone has been named one of San Antonio's Top Workplaces.

The honor came from the Express-News, which hosted a luncheon to celebrate the awards this week.

On Campus
5 seniors named National Hispanic Scholars
Five seniors were recognized as National Hispanic Scholars in the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program.

The program has been around since 1983, and recognizes aabout 5,000 academically outstanding high school students from the more than 400,000 Hispanic and Latino juniors who take the PSAT test

7th graders visit East Texas
As part of the Outdoor Education component of the Keystone experience, the seventh graders went to East Texas for a couple of days at at Camp Allen in Navasota.

There, they participated in the Discovery Program, an outdoor and environmental education program. 

More than just a pretty rock garden
If you're on campus and could use some encouragement, why not pick up a rock?

Not just any rock, but one of the rocks by the steps of Founders Hall with inspiring and uplifting messages from juniors and seniors.

Senior Sydney shares Girl Scout experiences for International Day of the Girl
Before the world recognizes International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, senior Sydney made an appearance on KENS5 television to talk about her work with the Girl Scouts.

She's a Girl Scout Gold Award winner, and she recounted her Gold Award project of traveling to India to visit an orphanage in India and bring girls sanitary pads, and explain how their bodies change.

Keystone Night at Spurs game now on sale
The link to buy tickets for Keystone School night at a Spurs game is now live!

The game takes place Jan. 14, 2019, when the Spurs take on the Charlotte Hornets, featuring former Spur and former NBA Finals MVP Tony Parker.

Billy's Blog
“She may not have raised her voice, but her tone yelled at me!”

I recalled these words from a former student in a conversation with fellow parents and Keystone’s two counselors, Allison Raymer and Dr. Erica Shapiro during a book talk last week.

We gathered in the Lower School Library to discuss Dr. Wendy Mogel’s newest book, Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen .


Meet the Faculty
Third grade teacher Hannah Steward
Education: University of Northern Iowa

What did you do before you came to Keystone: Taught 3 rd through 6 th in public and private schools in San Antonio

Why do you like working here:  The motivated students, supportive parents, and amazing colleagues

Important Events and Notes
Paying for College Night - October 17

Wondering how to pay for college? If you're an Upper School parent, please come to Paying for College Night from 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the   Lloyd Jary Theater.

Christina Pikla, Director of Financial Aid at Trinity University, will be our guest speaker. The program will include an overview of financial aid, both merit and need-based aid, the application process for aid, advice for our families, and time for Q &A. 

*This event is offered every other year. We encourage families to attend this session at least once during their time in the Upper School.
Student Council spaghetti lunch -Oct. 19
Student Council will present its school wide Spaghetti Lunch on Oct. 19.

The menu features spaghetti with meatless tomato sauce, bread, butter, Parmesan cheese, veggie tray selections and lemonade.

The plates cost $6. Students in Middle and Upper School can add an Italian ice for $1. 

Private School College Fair - Oct. 25

More than 150 colleges will have representatives at this year’s Private School College Fair. It's taking place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at St. Mary’s University.

Meet with college representatives from across the country and world to learn about a variety of schools. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend. A list of the colleges represented will be available the week of the college fair and more details will be sent by email.
Admissions Open House coming Oct. 28

Our annual Admissions Open House happens from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 on campus. If you know of people who want to know more about our community, please pass the word. Click here to register.

Applications for new students are available now. Contact Admissions Director Zina Wormley at zwormley@keystoneschool.org .
Kendra Scott shopping event - Oct. 24
Please join us on Wednesday, October 24 for a fundraising event at Kendra Scott in the Quarry Village. 

From 5:30-7:30 p.m., 20 percent of proceeds will come back to Keystone. Enjoy some sips and sweets, while getting a head start on your holiday shopping! 

Any questions, please email Hannah Hyde at  hhyde@keystoneschool.org .

Since you're already shopping on Amazon...
Your next purchase on Amazon could benefit Keystone. Yes, if you're like many of us, you spend a lot of time shopping online.

College visits this week

For the week of Oct. 15-18, representatives will visit campus from the University of Alabama, Allegheny College, Brandeis University, the University of Chicago, Colby College, Connecticut College, Franklin University, Switzerland, Grinnell College, Lewis & Clark College, New York University, Wheaton College (MA) and Williams College.

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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