On Campus
Happy Lunar New Year from First Grade!
The dragon parade that takes students from their classroom through North Hall and Founders Hall is always a February highlight.
Keystone students win big in Scholastic Writing Awards
Fifteen Upper School students won 24 awards in this year’s Scholastic Writing Awards for the Southwest-Region-at-Large, with nine receiving Gold Key designations.
Those nine are forwarded to the national level for judging. Results will be announced on March 13.

Science Fair students soar at competition
Congratulations to Keystone's science fair students. Nine of them received honors at the Junior Academy of Sciences competition last weekend.

Platinum Gala
Place your bids in the Silent Auction for Keystone's Platinum Gala now! Bidding closes at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Place your Valentine's orders now
Valentine's Day is coming and it's a big event here at Keystone. Here's a message from the Junior Class:

Sophia and Sadie from Little School made a poster to encourage you to turn in your forms!

Due February 12!
Billy's Blog: From the Head of School
For years, I have loved discussing Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” with students. I enjoy the conversations around the story, how the actual tale may differ from the popular culture version they may know, and the relevance of the novel to today’s world.

In particular, we talk about the tension between a society’s technical knowledge and its code of ethics.

Meet the Faculty
French teacher Benjamin Hirt
Position: French teacher, grades 7-12

Education: BA Capital University, MA University of Kentucky, ABD The Ohio State University

Why do you like working here: I like working here because everyone is eager to learn and grow together.

Important Events and Notes
No taco sale on Feb. 12
Because the Junior Class is holding its big fundraiser of distributing valentines next week, there will be no taco sale on Tuesday. Plan your breakfast accordingly.
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Middle and Upper Parents session on cyber safety - Feb. 13
If you're Middle or Upper School parent, please make time for a presentation on Feb. 13 from attorney Donna McElroy on cyber safety . It takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Theater. Child care is available in the Cafeteria.

Blood drive honoring Dev -
Feb. 14-17
The South Texas Blood & Tissue is holding a blood drive honoring Dev, a second-grader.

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. 

Presentation for Parents on Substance Abuse - Feb. 20

FCD (Freedom from Chemical Dependency) Educational Services counselor Will Strahan will offer a presentation for parents on the current trends with drugs and alcohol with young people, and the best approaches for parents to combat addictive substances.
The talk runs from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Theater.
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.
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