On Campus
7 seniors named National Merit Semifinalists
Seven Keystone seniors have been named Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

This makes 19 percent of the senior class to have received this designation.

7th grade volleyball team wins tournament
Congratulations to the 7th Grade volleyball team for taking the championship at last weekend's Spikefest tournament.

Dr. Armentrout named an Outstanding Educator by University of Chicago
We all have stories of great teachers and how they changed our lives. One of our teachers here, Dr. Anna Armentrout, just received The University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award, for doing just that.

Billy's Blog
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
--Stephen Hawking

One morning last week, I had the pleasure of listening to several Lower School students advise parents on how to help their children navigate the world of Kindergarten through 4th grade.

Important Events and Notes
J.Crew shopping event - Sept. 15
It's here! Come to the J.Crew shopping event from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Alamo Quarry location.

Take some time to support Keystone while you score some new clothes.

Keystone merchandise on sale through Sept. 21
Our online store is open now through Friday, September 21st. Choose your items, pay online, and pick up your gear at school.

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.

Taco Tuesday and Bake Sale Thursday

This week, the senior class presents two sales:

Breakfast Tacos : Until 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 18. Come score a Bean and Cheese or Potato and Egg taco.

Bake Sale : Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 20. Open only to Middle and Upper school students.
Upper School Coffee in the Quad - Sept. 20

Upper school parents are invited to stop by the Quad for a quick cup of coffee on Thursday, September 20 at 8:30 am. There's no formal presentation. It's simply an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful campus and community.
Alumni Happy Hour - Sept. 20

Calling all San Antonio-area Keystone alumni!

Please join us on  Thursday, Sept. 20 th  for a Meet-and-Greet Happy Hour with new Head of School, Billy Handmaker! We will be meeting at  Tycoon Flats  from  5-7pm . Please RSVP to Alumni Coordinator, Hannah Hyde, at  hhyde@keystoneschool.org by  Saturday, Sept. 15 th .
Author, Stanford dean speaking Sept. 25 at St. Mary's Hall
Every Keystone parent should consider attending an event our colleagues at St. Mary's Hall are hosting: a talk on Sept. 25 from Julie Lythcott-Haims, a former dean at Stanford and author of " How to Raise an Adult ."

Fifth and Sixth Grade Student-Led Conference Day - Sept. 28

Fifth and sixth graders won't have class on Sept. 28. Instead, they're attending conferences with their eighth period study hall teacher. The conversations are centered on organization and study habits.
Kinder through Fourth Grade - Parent-teacher conferences Sept. 28

Students in Kinder through Fourth Grade won't have classes on Sept. 28 due to Lower School parent-teacher conferences. Childcare will be available during each parent’s conference time in the Lower School Library. It is open for little school siblings, lower school and middle school students.  
Little School - Parent-teacher conferences Sept. 28

Students at the Little School won't have classes on Sept. 28 due to parent-teacher conferences. Childcare will be available to look after kids while their parents are meeting with the teachers.
Grades 7-12: Yes, you will have school on Sept. 28

While students in the lower grades are off on Sept. 28, students in grades 7 through 12 will have a regular day of school.
Parent Connection Book Club - October 3

Please join Keystone Counselors Alison Raymer, Erica Shapiro, and Keystone parents for a lively discussion of  Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen , in which author Dr. Wendy Mogel invites us to discover how each age and stage of a child’s life brings new opportunities to connect through language. The event takes place at 8:30 a.m. in the Lower School Library. Here's the flyer. Please RSVP to either araymer@keystoneschool.org  or
College visits this week

For the week of Sept. 17-21, representatives will be on campus from Austin College, Boston University, Carleton College, Colgate University, Colorado College, Davidson College, Drexel University, Duke University, Kansas City Art Institute, Loyola University (New Orleans), University of Notre Dame, Occidental College, Providence College, Reed College, Savannah College of Art & Design, University of Southern California (USC), and the College of William & Mary.
Calling all alumni interviewers!

If you are involved as an official alumni interviewer for your undergraduate institution, we would love your assistance helping our seniors prepare for admission interviews. We are looking for volunteers to conduct mock interviews with seniors this fall. If interested, please contact Sara Christiansen, Director of College Counseling, at schristiansen@keystoneschool.org .
Alumni in the News
Elmo Ponsdomenech '76 wins Emmy
Congratulations to Elmo Ponsdomenech '76, who won his first Emmy this week.


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