On Campus
After the middle school students went on their  massive Target run for toys  last week, the goods had to be sorted and organized once they got to their destination, Inner City Development.

So a group of Keystone faculty and staff went over to the organization last weekend to get the toys ready for sale.

Eighth-grader named concertmaster for orchestra performance
Congratulations to eighth-grader Seva.

The violinist was selected to play as the concertmaster in the Dec. 8 concert of the Texas Music Educators Association Region 29 Middle School Orchestra.

Junior, eighth-graders perform well at robotics competition
Two robotics teams with Keystone students performed strong in a recent competition.

Junior Vicky was key in helping her independent team, MAKbots, with a first place win at the FIRST Robotics Challenge Hill Country/North San Antonio league meet.

Keystone families supported clothing drive
Our community’s response to a clothing drive to benefit  SAMMinistries  showed the generosity of our families.

After a posting of many fliers around campus and  other communication with families , parents and students brought their contributions.

Entomology competition doesn't bug this sophomore
Congratulations to sophomore Aidan.

He came in 4th place in a 21-county competition on entomology last weekend.

Meet our Upper School students: Maysoon and Abby
Mr. Spedding continues profiling Upper School students

What do you hope your legacy will be at Keystone?

Through National Honor Society activities, I hope that people feel that service comes from one’s heart and it is important to make a positive impact on our greater community.

5th graders collecting items for first aid kits to help refugees
Bins will be out on campus until Dec. 20 for donations to create first aid kits. They're from the fifth grade Destination Imagination group, which is partnering with RAICES, an organization that provides legal services to refugees and immigrants coming to the United States.

The students are collecting all-natural, organic pain relievers, all-natural organic upset stomach medication, antibiotic ointment, band-aids, unscented hand sanitizer, and hand warmers.

Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
“What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50 percent.”
-Susan Cain in “ Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
 
As I write the next sentence, I realize that I may need to do some explaining here. Among the many places that I find valuable information at Keystone are the fliers posted on the restroom walls. Thanks to the excellent work of our Upper School Wellness Council, I often see tips for studying or for living a healthy and balanced life. 

Meet the Faculty
Fine Arts Department Chair Tony Ciaravino
Position: Fine Arts Department Chair/Theatre Arts and Speech, Upper School/Middle School

Education:  M.F.A. Acting, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater M.F.A. Actor Training Program; B.A. Theatre, Incarnate Word College

Why do you like working here: The Keystone community is supportive, caring, and challenges me to be my best self every day. I cherish my professional relationships and the work I get to do with our incredible student body.

Important Events and Notes
Middle School Midterm Exam Schedule

It's almost time for midterms, and the special schedules that come with them on Dec. 19-21. Click one of the links below for more details.


Family Handbook

If you haven’t already done so, please log on to Renweb (now called FACTS) to take care of 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. 

Little School now accepting applications

Do you know someone who might be interested in The Little School of Keystone?

The Little School of Keystone has started the enrollment process for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have a little one or know of someone who might be a good fit for Little Keystone, please apply today. Priority will be given to current families and families of alumni who enroll by the end of this month .
 
Enrollment Applications are available here:  http://www.keystoneschool.org/admissions/onlineapplication.cfm
Alumni Basketball Game and Social - Dec. 21

Attention Alumni: It’s time for our annual All-Alumni Basketball Game and Social. Join us on Friday, December 21 st  at 6pm for the basketball game in the Keystone Gym then meet us at Bombay Bicycle Club at 7:30 for a social! Please RSVP here by Friday, December 14.
Parent Connection Book Club - Jan. 10

Please join Keystone Counselors Erica Shapiro, Alison Raymer, and Keystone parents on Thursday January 10, 2019 at Lower School Library for a lively discussion of this book, in which the authors challenge us  not  to leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance…when we can create them. The discussion begins at 8:30 a.m.

Keystone Night at Spurs game - Jan. 14
Get your tickets for Keystone School night at an upcoming Spurs game.

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.

Platinum Gala - Feb. 9
Tickets are now available for Keystone's annual 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.

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