On Campus
Spaghetti lunch brings time to say thanks to Mr. Al
When the Student Council presented its Spaghetti Lunch, it not only brought parents of younger ones to campus, it also brought a special guest -- retired security guard Al McKinney.

Niche.com ranks Upper School as best high school in San Antonio
At Keystone, we don't do what we do for rankings, but what's best for our students.

Still, public recognition is always nice, so it's gratifying to see that the website Niche.com again ranked the Upper School as the best high school in the city.

7th graders go shape shifting with 4th graders
When Ms. Preston's 7th graders used origami to create shape-shifters, they created a clever star-shaped tool to help them review their math facts. Then they took those tools to Mrs. Holliday's 4th grade class to help the younger students with their own command of math facts.

9th graders learn swing dancing
Sometimes the most practical lessons aren't in the classrooms. Like when the students are at an event and some swing music comes on -- and they start tearing up the floor with their smooth moves.


Congrats to Keystone's volleyball teams
Congratulations to the varsity and B volleyball teams for their successful seasons. This year's team had some tough breaks with injuries and player departures, but still made it to the playoffs...

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
We shape our buildings and afterwards they shape us

So said Winston Churchill in 1943 when Parliament debated whether to rebuild the Commons Building after it was destroyed during the London Blitz. In typical Churchillian fashion...

Meet the Faculty
Head of Upper School/History teacher Bill Spedding
Education: M.A. History, Wake Forest University; B.A. History, Lenoir-Rhyne College

What did you do before you came to Keystone: Taught history and coached volleyball at Salem Academy, Winston-Salem, NC

Why do you like working here:  Great colleagues, wonderful inquisitive students and supportive parents. All three create a perfect environment for academic excellence and personal growth.

Important Events and Notes
Admissions Open House coming Oct. 28

There's still time to register for and attend our annual Admissions Open House on Sunday. It begins at 3 p.m. and continues to 5 p.m. on campus. Please pass the word to people who you think may be interested in learning more about our community. Click here to register.

Applications for new students are available now. Contact Admissions Director Zina Wormley at zwormley@keystoneschool.org .
Support the Annual Fund today
Your donation to the Keystone School Annual Fund touches almost everything on campus. It helps maintain school buildings, provides technology and equipment in classrooms, provides teachers' professional development, and much, much more.

To learn more about the Annual Fund, click here.

To make your donation, click here.
Halloween - Oct. 31

Lower School: Check teachers' announcements for more directions.

Middle School: Leadership class is planning Halloween-themed activities for all middle school students during lunch break. Lunch, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, will be provided.
Fifth and Sixth Graders don't have PE during first period. Instead, students will run a schedule where they will have their academic classes and specials, as well as a film at the end of the day.
Seventh and Eighth Graders will have regular classes all day except for periods 4-6.
Students in Grades 5 - 8 should wear their costume to school and can bring a change of clothes, if they'd like. Costumes should allow students to complete schoolwork. No realistic weapons are allowed.
Pizza sale - Nov. 2

The student newspaper, The Keynote, is holding a pizza sale on Friday, Nov. 2 during all lunch periods. Proceeds will help defray costs for web hosting and newspaper production.

Pizza Classics pizza will be on sale for $1.75 per slice and lemonade for 25 cents per cup.

For students in Grades K-4: Here's the preorder form . Please return it with payment to your teacher by Thursday, Nov. 1.

Grades 5-12 can pay in person in the lunchroom.
Fall Ball - Nov. 3

Student Council presents the Fall Ball from 8 p.m. until midnight on on Nov. 3 at the Silverhorn Golf Club, 1100 W. Bitters Rd. The event has a $10 admission. This year's theme is Día de Los Muertos.
Register for Gingerbread Workshop Dec. 1
It's already time to start thinking of gingerbread houses, so be sure to register for this year's PTO Gingerbread Workshop on Dec. 1.

Kit Myers and her Gingerbread Angels will instruct and supervise the artists at work.
This year, there are three building options: barn, house or mini village.

To register,  click here .

And to view the flyer,  click here .
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.

Upcoming College visits

For the weeks of Oct. 30-Nov. 9, representatives will be on campus from: Berry College, Earlham College, Hampshire College and the Southwest School of Art.

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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