On Campus
Keystone crowns Spelling Bee winner
After 29 rounds and nearly two hours of the Keystone Spelling Bee, we have a winner: seventh-grader Becca.

The first nine rounds narrowed down the field to the final two -- Becca and her younger brother, sixth-grader Charlie. 

San Antonio Magazine highlights senior
In its January issue highlighting fitness, San Antonio Magazine profiled senior Ben, who showed how he achieves athletically with prosthetic legs.

When he was 2, he contracted bacterial meningitis, the story recounts. 

Alumni share college experiences with Upper School students
One way that Keystone traditions pass from one class to another happens every year when recently graduated alumni return to campus to share their experiences in college.

One panel spoke with freshmen in the theater, another with sophomores in Ms. Elizondo's classroom, another with juniors in Dr. Caraway's classroom and another panel with seniors in the cafeteria.

Keystone hosts supply drive for migrant families
The weekend before school started, several Keystone families joined the  Hispanic Heritage Foundation  to collect and pack supplies and clothes for migrant families at the  Humanitarian Respite Center  in McAllen .

Alumni hoops game brings out strong turnout
Just before Winter Break, the annual alumni basketball game brought Keystone grads from the past several years.

Keystone at MLK March - Jan. 21
For the third consecutive year, Keystone is formally organizing a group to attend the MLK March on Jan. 21. If you're going, the easiest way to get there is to park at the Freeman Coliseum and use the free VIA bus service to drop you off at the march. Keystone will have staff members at the Freeman Coliseum near the bus stops starting at 9 a.m. We will collect all Keystone arrivals and use the bus service to take groups to our meeting point in the parade line at around 9:30 a.m. 

Keystone has created a special T-shirt to raise funds for the MLK Jr. Scholarship connected with the march. To buy yours, click here . The T-shirt design was created by Keystone Upper School art classes, working with Ms. Arnold.
Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I built my life.”
--J.K. Rowling

By now, the story is well known. While stuck on a delayed train, a medical researcher for Amnesty International hatches the idea for a series of books about a boy and his friends who attend a school for wizards and do battle against evil. 

The aspiring author goes through a seven year period of loss as her mother passes away, divorces her first husband, and battles poverty until her first book is published in 1997.

Meet the Faculty
Fourth grade teacher Traci Holliday
Position: Fourth Grade Math and Social Studies Teacher

Education: BS Elementary Education/English

Why do you like working here: Because there is no other place like this school! K-12 all on the same campus… Wonderful students, families, colleagues. It is one big family!

Important Events and Notes
Cafeteria Services is now online!
Did you know you can view and pay your balance online?

Find out how to create your online account by clicking here . Then go to ezparentcenter.com . Once Cafeteria Services activates your account, you're all set.

If you have any problems, contact Mrs. Mlcak at kmlcak@keystoneschool.org  or 210-735-4022 x356 or Cafeteria Services at 210-348-7667.
RenWeb is now FACTS
Parents: In the coming weeks, expect to see some changes when you log into RenWeb. It's changing to FACTS, and will look a little differently. Check out the screenshot to the right.

But the functions won't change much at all. We are updating the help documents and those will be complete by the end of this semester.
Have you signed the Family Handbook?

Several families haven't signed the Family Handbook. Find out if you're one of them by logging into Renweb (now called FACTS). You'll see a notification that you haven't signed the the Required Family Handbook Form.  This form asks that you acknowledge that you have familiarized yourself and agreed with the terms and conditions of our Family Handbook. 

Film on Anxiety Screening at TMI - Jan. 16

Parents are invited to a screening of a documentary that addresses anxiety. The film, "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety" aims to start conversations around anxiety and provide communities with tools to address it.

The screening takes place at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at All Saints Chapel on the campus of TMI Episcopal.

The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, TMI Episcopal & St. George Episcopal are sponsoring the event.

10th Grade Parent Coffee & Conversation - Jan. 18

Parents of 10 th  Graders are invited to a coffee with the College Counselor on Friday, January 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. This is an informal event to visit with Ms. Christiansen, share college counseling information related to 10 th  graders, discuss standardized testing, course selection, and answer any questions.
Platinum Gala - Feb. 9
Do you have your tickets for Keystone's Platinum Gala? This year will take place on campus and will celebrate our 70 th anniversary in style.

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.

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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