Last January, the Mt. Lebanon School District Century of Excellence Capital Campaign received a generous gift of over $25,000 dollars from the Coach Lamprinakos Memorial Fund at the Mt. Lebanon Community Foundation. This money was used by our wrestling program, coordinated by Mt. Lebanon high school teacher and former Lebo wrestling coach Bill Lewis, to preserve the rich history and tradition of our program along with wrestling facility upgrades that will benefit our student athletes well into the future. On January 13, the high school wrestling program honored the family of Coach George Lamprinakos at the meet that night.
Coach Lamprinakos was a highly successful physical education teacher and coach in our District. He was a teacher for 38 years and re-established our wrestling program in 1956. During his coaching career, Mt. Lebanon wrestlers provided some of the program's proudest moments, winning 22 Sectional and 7 WPIAL Team Titles along with 33 WPIAL and 13 PIAA Individual Championships under his direction. His coaching record consisted of 332 wins, 129 loses and 6 ties. Many of the athletes he coached later competed at the collegiate level and beyond, including Kurt Angle, who earned NCAA and World Championships along with Olympic Gold. Coach Lamprinakos was honored as the Western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Coach of the Year. In addition, he was recognized by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with the prestigious Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award. As successful as he was as a coach, his positive impact on the lives of so many students at Mt. Lebanon was even more impressive.
The Mt. Lebanon School District extends a sincere "Thank You" to the entire Lamprinakos family for their kind gift that we hope will keep the values that Coach Lamprinakos stood for a part of Mt. Lebanon High School and the wrestling program now and into the future.
Reed Ulery, a Mt. Lebanon High School senior and drum major in the Blue Devil Marching Band, was selected by audition to perform in the Music for All's Bands of America Honor Band that marched in the 2017 New Year's Day Rose Parade. The 128 year old parade runs 5.5 miles long and is watched by hundreds of thousands along the route and millions viewing on TV. Reed was selected to play the mellophone in the Honor Band.
The Bands of America Honor Band featured 250 outstanding high school student musicians and color guard performers, selected from band programs across the country by recorded audition. The band marches every four years in the Rose Parade.
Read Reed's bio on the All's Bands of America Honor Band website.
We are #Leboproud of Reed's accomplishment.
On Friday, December 9, 27 students from Mt. Lebanon and South Fayette High Schools presented their solutions to six real time problems to the senior management and staff of All-Clad Corporation at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. This STEM focused program teamed Mt. Lebanon and South Fayette 11th and 12th grade students to partner on six teams that were tasked with finding solutions within the product development, process optimization, environmental energy conservation, engineering and marketing areas of the company.
All Clad executives including Bill Groll, Vice President of Research and Development, John Watkins, Strategic Business Development Manager and their colleagues within the engineering and marketing departments of the company welcomed teams of students from Mt. Lebanon and South Fayette high schools as they present their findings in this "out of the box" approach to education. The students had nine weeks to come up with their solutions during the project timeline and worked with All Clad engineers in work sessions held at Mt. Lebanon High School as well as a visit to the All Clad factory in Canonsburg. Both schools support and encourage students to explore real world, problem solving, project based learning models while engaged in a partnership process that encourages regional school districts to collaborate on the projects. This school to business collaboration is a win-win for all. The students gain the unique perspective of working across districts with partners in industry and learning how to apply their classroom academics to the real world. All-Clad receives the benefit of fresh, innovative and unbiased solutions to incorporate.
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The School Board approved the 2017-2018 school calendar at the Jan. 16 meeting. Due to the air conditioning work scheduled to take place over the summer, the administration proposed that the first day of school for students be held after Labor Day on September 5 to allow the contractors as much time as possible to complete the installation in the seven elementary and two middle schools.
One of the highlights of next year's calendar is the inclusion of a half day for students on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, November 22. Spring Recess will be held from March 28 to April 2, High School Commencement is scheduled for June 13, with the last day of school is set for June 14. All snow days are added at the end of the year, if needed.
After a year of careful review and analysis by the School Board on the question of air conditioning the elementary and middle schools, the Board took action and voted on December 12, 2016 to approve the project. The plan is to install air conditioning systems in the seven elementary schools and two middle schools over the spring and summer of 2017. The contract was awarded to Trane Inc. for $5,975,300.
The preliminary schedule has exterior work beginning this spring with interior work occurring over the summer. The projected completion date is set for late August 2017. In previous renovations, the elementary and middle schools were not air conditioned. With the completion of the high school renovation project and the availability of capital funds due to the successful refinancing of the bonds for the elementary renovation project, the Board determined this was the appropriate time to address air conditioning these buildings.
The High School construction project is now in its final phase, with most of the work taking place along Horsman Drive at the back of the building. The North Parking Lot is moving towards completion with the installation of most of the concrete pavers while signage, striping and landscape work is still to be done. The concrete contractor is working to complete the area from the tennis courts to the North Parking Lot. Along Horsman Drive, the excavating contractor is working on grading and drainage. Work on the tennis courts will resume once the asphalt plants re-open at the end of March. In order to finish the courts, a topcoat will be applied when the temperature rises above 70 degrees. It was necessary to wait for the ground where the tennis courts will be built to settle for ninety days after the area was excavated. Once the tennis courts are completed, the concrete pavers and sidewalks will be installed along Horsman Drive. Over the winter, the construction equipment and trailers in the laydown area in the South Parking Lot will be dismantled and removed. Landscaping will be finished this spring with the additional planting of over 80 trees on the campus. This has been a long and complex project. We appreciate the patience of students, staff, parents and community members as this final phase nears completion.
- WedJan18 HS Dance Company Performance 7:30 PMHigh School Auditorium
- ThuJan19 END OF FIRST SEMESTER
- FriJan20 SCHOOLS CLOSED: BUILDINGS/OFFICES OPEN