The Markham Elementary School holiday tradition of making gingerbread houses turned 35 this year. Students in first grade worked with their "Buddies" in the fourth and fifth grades during this annual event that pairs students to engage in the fine art of gingerbread house construction. Starting with a solid foundation of graham crackers and stiff white icing, the two day process culminates in a house decorating extravaganza using every delectable treat from gum drops to marshmallows and peppermint swirls. Team work is the goal with students working together to build their vision of the gingerbread dream house. Collaboration, friendship, creativity and fun made for a memorable experience for Markham students while keeping a very sweet school tradition going for, hopefully, another 35 years.
C-SPAN's all-new, state-of-the-art 45-foot customized motor coach will made its debut visit to Pittsburgh on December 11, 2017 with a stop at Mt. Lebanon High School. Partnering with Comcast to engage teachers and students, community members and elected officials through interactive demonstrations of C-SPAN's multi-platform public service resources, the new C-SPAN Bus welcomed students from the high school. Special thanks to Mt. Lebanon High School parent Jo Posti for her help to make this stop possible.
The new, high-tech, interactive C-SPAN Bus includes these resources:
Students and teachers were invited aboard the bus to learn about C-SPAN Classroom, a free online educational resource, and C-SPAN's national documentary competition, StudentCam. Awarding $100,000 in prize money, the competition challenges students to produce a 5-7 minute documentary using C-SPAN video to explore a local or national issue of importance. This year's theme is "The Constitution and You," asking students to pick any provision of the U.S. Constitution and illustrate why it's important to them.
To launch the new C-SPAN Bus – and begin the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Bus program – C-SPAN embarked on a "50 Capitals Tour" in September 2017, heading to every U.S. state capital, culminating in November 2018. As the Bus travels, elected officials will be featured during C-SPAN's signature morning program, Washington Journal. C-SPAN Representatives are also gathering video responses from visitors as part of its "Voices from the States" – an opportunity for citizens to share viewpoints on state issues and what they think Washington leaders should do to address local concerns.
Dance Company January 2017
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We're All In This Together
"We're all in this together" is the theme of the 2016-17 opening day video for staff.
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The Mt. Lebanon School Board held their reorganization meeting on December 4, 2017. Judge Terrence McVerry conducted the installation of new School Board members Elaine Cappucci and Aviva Diamond, and re‐elected directors Michael Riemer and Stephen Strotmeyer. The Board elected Michael Riemer as Board President and Sarah Olbrich as Vice President. The School Board also voted to appoint Thomas P. Peterson as solicitor.
The Board also approved the following dates for the regular monthly meetings in 2018: January 15, February 26, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 10. Other open meetings of the Board will be held on: January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, August 13, September 11, October 8, November 12, and December 3 (Reorganization Meeting). All meeting are held at Mt. Lebanon High School in Room D205.
Two Year Seat
A two year seat on the school board remains open The School Board will conduct Interviews for interested applicants at a Special Board meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017.
This November, sixteen students from the High School STEM Academy visited Carnegie Mellon University's Biomedical Engineering Laboratories to learn about careers in biomedical engineering. The students were able to see the forefront of research happening in this field that includes the three-dimensional printing of replacement polymer heart valves, the creation of artificial lungs, the use of stem cells in the creation of replacement tissue for newborns, and the implementing of advanced, portable echocardiogram devices.
The Mt. Lebanon High School blood drive held on October 20 was selected as Central Blood Bank Blood Drive of the Week. This honor awards the group that exemplifies outstanding dedication to the community blood program. The Blood Drive held on October 20 brought in 63 units of blood. The effort was coordinated by the High School Student Activities Office along with a committee of student volunteers who used a multi-level approach to encourage blood donation including presentations in Health classes and at other times during the school day.
The dates for the next high school blood drive are January 19 and April 20, 2018. Each blood drive is open to students currently attending Mt. Lebanon High School and their parents. Members of the general public who donate blood at other sites are encouraged to mention the code for the high school: HS0100046. Donors can either provide the code or simply tell the staff when they donate that they wish to credit their donation to Mt. Lebanon High School.
- WedDec20 JMS Choral Concert 7:30 PMHS Auditorium
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