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Mellon Musicians Take Part in PMEA Band Festival
Congratulations to Mellon Middle School sixth grade students Ava Duchin, Madeline Tetlow and Duncan Andrews who participated in the PMEA District 1 Elementary Band Festival – West in March.
Model UN Team Takes Top Honors at American University Conference
Congratulations to the high school Model UN team for their stand out performance at the American University Model UN Conference in Washington D.C. The team won the most awards of any high school, including taking 1st place honors in five of the eight committees.
Mt. Lebanon High School Student Wins League of Women Voters Video Contest to Get Out and Vote
The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania announced the winners of its inaugural high school student video contest “Get in the Game (Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport),” geared toward encouraging citizen participation in the democratic process. We are pleased to announce that the first place prize of $1000 was won by Alexis Galvis, a senior at Mt. Lebanon High School who created "Vote? Vote."
Taste of Lebo
Support the Mt. Lebanon Foundation for Education by attending the first annual Taste of Mt. Lebanon on Saturday, April 18 from 2-5p.m. Uptown Mt. Lebanon. Local Lebo restaurants will be offering special appetizers for participants to enjoy as they stroll up and down Washington Road while listening to the best of our student music ensembles. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for Seniors Citizens and students.
School Board Approves 2015-2016 Proposed Budget
The School Board approved the Proposed Final Budget at the April 13 Regular Board meeting in the amount of $91,643,749 at a millage rate of 23.57 mills, a .42 mill increase, using $750,000 from the fund balance and additional budget reductions in the amount of $580,000.
Hoover Elementary School Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Hoover Elementary School is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with an open house on Saturday, May 9 from 1:00-3:00p.m. Hoover parents, alumni, and community members are invited to visit with past and present faculty and relive memories of Hoover through pictures and archives.
Mt. Lebanon Named Digital School District
The Mt. Lebanon School District was named a Digital School District at the NSBA Conference in Nashville this week. The award is given by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association and recognizes exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern their district, communicate with students, parents and community and improve the learning environment and district operations.
Mt. Lebanon School District’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition
The NAMM Foundation has again recognized the Mt. Lebanon School District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation. This is the 8th year in a row that the District has received this honor.
Mt. Lebanon School District: A District of Distinction
The Mt. Lebanon School District was recognized as a District of Distinction by District Administration, a leading national education publication. Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program created by District Administration magazine to honor school districts that are leading the way with new and innovative ideas.
School Closing Make-Up Days Update
Due to school closings on February 19, 20, and March 5, because of weather conditions, those days will be made up on June 15, 16, and 17 as noted in the Board Approved Calendar.
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Kindergarten Enrollment
It's that time of year when parents of kindergarten age children start thinking about enrollment for the next school year. If your child is five before September 8th or the first student day of school (whichever occurs later) they are eligible to enter kindergarten in August/September of that school year. Click the link above for more information.
School Board Discussion Meeting Scheduled for April 7 in New High School Location
The School Board Discussion meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. and will be located in the Large Group Instruction Room, D205, in the High School. There will be a Construction Update at 7:00 p.m. This room will now be the permanent location for all future School Board meetings. Click the link above for more information.
School Board Discusses Proposed Final Budget
School Board President Meets with Students
School Board President Larry Lebowitz joined Dr. Steinhauer for his monthly breakfast meeting with the High School Student Council.
New Photos of the High School Project
The High School project is moving along and we are close to opening the last major spaces in the building. Click on the slideshow to see the progress. Slideshow
New School Board Member Sworn In
Dale Ostergaard was appointed to fill the vacancy on the School Board.
Snuggle Up and Read at Washington School
It was time to Snuggle Up and Read at Washington Elementary School on March 12. Students came back to school in the evening in their pajamas to hear their teachers read their favorite bedtime stories while enjoying some milk and cookies too.
Cal U Professor Presents STEM Career Opportunities to Students
High School students in Mr. Rob Bergstresser and Mr. Mike Hathy's classes had the opportunity to hear Dr. David Argent from California University discuss career related topics in Wildlife Biology and Fisheries.
MLFE Grant Recipients Announced at School Board Meeting
At the February 23 School Board meeting, the Mt. Lebanon Foundation for Education Board President Dale Ostergaard presented teacher grants to Kevin McCann,Vicki Burkett,and Stacy Maehling.
Help Out the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department: Adopt a Hydrant!
The Mt. Lebanon Fire Department needs our help with their Adopt-A-Hydrant program.
Ambassador Christopher Hill Shares Global Perspective with High School Students
Mt. Lebanon High School Social Studies Department hosted a special seminar with Ambassador Christopher R. Hill.
Dec. 3 School Safety Meeting Video Available
The Mt. Lebanon School District and Mt. Lebanon Police Department held an informational meeting for parents about school safety on Dec. 3, 2014.
School Board Member Resigns
At the March 9, 2015, School Board Discussion Meeting, School Board President Lawrence Lebowitz announced the resignation of Mr. Scott Goldman from the School Board. Board members expressed their appreciation of Mr. Goldman's service to the School District and thanked him for his work on the School Board.
Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Choir Carnegie Hall Bound
Lebo Day: High School Celebrates Opening of New Spaces
March 23 was Lebo Day at the high school. Slide Show
Wrestler Goes Back to Grade School to Thank Students
Senior Kellan Stout, WPIAL and PIAA Wrestling Champion stopped by his alma mater, Howe Elementary School, to thank students for their support during this wrestling season.
JMS Student in State Geographic Bee
Good luck to Jefferson Middle School student Rebecca Schwartz who qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee.
High School Forensics Team Qualifies for National Competition
Last weekend, the Mt. Lebanon High School Forensics team qualified four students for the National Forensics Competition. The students will represent the high school and Western Pennsylvania in Dallas, Texas on June 14-19.
Mellon Student Selected for Luminari Award
Luminari, a Pittsburgh non-profit, selected Mellon Middle School 8th grade student Vladyslav Makarenko as a winner of the Fourth Annual Luminari Awards.
High School Students Named 2015 Student Keystone Press Award Winners
Congratulations to Mt. Lebanon High School students Kathleen Mackey and Haley Silverman on their selection as 2015 Student Keystone Press Award Winners for their articles published in The Devil's Advocate.
Water Design Challenge: Students Work Together to Solve Global Problems
After months of planning, The Water Design Challenge took place on March 11 and 12 at the University of Pittsburgh. Slideshow.
Mt. Lebanon High School Orchestra and Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall
Mt. Lebanon High School’s String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Choir will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 13, 2015.
Kellan Stout Wins PIAA Championship!
High School senior, Kellan Stout captured the PIAA wrestling championship in Hershey on March 7.
Chamber Orchestra Learns From the Maestro
On Feb. 26, students in the Mt. Lebanon High School Chamber Orchestra had the opportunity to experience a master class at Heinz Hall with Maestro Manfred Honeck, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
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Jefferson Middle and Mellon Literary Magazines Earn Excellent Rating from NCTE
Jefferson Middle School’s Literary Magazine Our Piece of Mind and Mellon Middle School’s The Outlook were both recognized with a rank of Excellent in the 2014 National Council of Teachers of English Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines.
Jefferson and Mellon Students Are Winners at the America Bowl
Mellon and Jefferson middle school students were big winners at last week's America Bowl hosted by Baldwin High School. Three teams participated and placed 2nd and 3rd in the competition.
Science Bowl Team Earns Honors at Department of Energy Science Bowl
Mt. Lebanon High School's two Science Bowl teams competed last weekend at the Department of Energy Science Bowl held at the CCAC South Campus in West Mifflin. We’re happy to report that both teams won their respective divisions and took 5th and 7th place overall at the competition.
Reminder About Weather Delays and Closings
Model UN Does it Again At Duquesne Tournament
Congratulations to the Model UN team for another victory last Friday at Duquesne University. They took not only first, but second place team awards as well.
Students Take Top Honors at PJAS Competition
On February 7, 2015, eleven students from Mt. Lebanon High School participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences Science Fair at Duquesne University.
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Mrs. Janice Cherry Named Middle School Advisor of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Janice Cherry, Jefferson Middle School Student Council Advisor and Strive teacher, on her selection as Middle School Advisor of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils (PASC).
Coach Dori Oldaker Inducted into Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame’s Western Chapter
Congratulation to Mt. Lebanon High School Girls' Basketball Coach Dori Oldaker on her induction into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame’s Western Chapter on April 11.
District Business Director Jan Klein Honored with PASBO Award
Mt. Lebanon School District Business Director Janice Klein was awarded the Gary E. Reeser Memorial Award by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials.
The Main Event
Last Friday after school it was a "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" moment in the high school main gym when the main event featured a wrestling match between Social Studies teacher Mr. Marc Allemang and Health and PE teacher Mr. Frank Cremonese. Students and staff took a moment to cheer on their favorites in a winner-take-all match that had everyone enjoying the moment and the school spirit.
School Board Extra Mile Award Recognizes Staff Contributions
Do you know an employee in the District that goes above and beyond to help others? If so, take a moment and nominate them for the Extra Mile Award.
Coach Oldaker Recognized for Gold Medal Win With USA Basketball
Last night before the Mt. Lebanon Girls Basketball game, Athletic Director John Grogan recognized Coach Dori Oldaker for her stellar coaching of the 2014 USA Basketball 3 x 3 Youth Olympic Games Team in Nanjing, China last summer.
Mrs. Cece Kapron Honored as Finalist for PA Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mt. Lebanon High School dance teacher, Mrs. Cece Kapron, who was selected as one of thirteen regional finalists for the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award for 2015. Mrs. Kapron was honored at an awards ceremony this week in Harrisburg.
Mt. Lebanon Teachers Awarded $13,500 Grant From the Hive Fund for Water Challenge
The Mt. Lebanon School District is pleased to announce that a team of Mt. Lebanon teachers was awarded a $13,500 grant by the Hive Fund for Connected Learning at The Sprout Fund.
District Awarded Meritorious Budget Award for Excellence
The Mt. Lebanon School District has been awarded the Meritorious Budget Award for Excellence in budget presentation for 2014-15 by the Association of School Business Officials International.
High School Social StudiesTeacher Selected as "Unboxed Teacher" by Leadership Pittsburgh
The Mt. Lebanon School District is pleased to announce that High School Social Studies teacher, Ms. Tina Raspanti, has been named an “Unboxed Teacher” by Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.
Mt. Lebanon High School Great Alumni 2013
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