The Mt. Lebanon High School's Model UN team finished the season with an outstanding performance at Ohio State University's Model UN Tournament on April 2. The team won the "Outstanding Delegation" team award and nine students won individual awards.
Seniors Ajay Wadhwani and Alex Thorpe, junior Max King and freshman Antonio Carapella won 1st Place in their individual committees. Seniors Isaac Kalapos, Eion Wilson-Manion and Jacob Dale claimed 2nd Place in their committees, and seniors Neil Mingh and Ben Ohrman were recognized as 3rd Place in committee.
The Mt. Lebanon High School Model UN team's victory capped off a great year of competition that featured victories at tournaments held at Penn State University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Delaware and now Ohio State. Simulations were held covering current and historical topics that included the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956, the US Civil War and the Iranian Crisis of 1953.The team's coaches are Adam Lumish, Peter DiNardo and George Savarese. They wanted all to know they are extremely proud of their students for all of their diligence and determination as well as their passion for excellence. Congratulations to the team and their coaches on another successful season.
U.S. News & World Report released their 2017 rankings of the Best High Schools in America. Mt. Lebanon High School achieved a Silver Award, ranking #638 in the nation, #11 in the state and #2 in Western PA. The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
The methodology used by U.S. News to determine the awards includes an analysis of students who perform better than expected in their state; disadvantaged students who perform better than state average; student graduation rates meet or exceed a national standard; and students who are prepared for college-level coursework.
The high school has moved up in the ranking since 2016 when it ranked #911 in the nation, #21 in the state and #7 in Western PA.
While the US News Best High Schools ranking is only one of many indicators of success for Mt. Lebanon High School, we are all very proud of our high school students, teachers and administrators on this outstanding academic accomplishment.
Students at Hoover Elementary School observed Arbor Day on April 21 by expanding the school's green footprint by planting a linden tree donated by the municipality in front of the school. To commemorate the day and to celebrate Mt. Lebanon's 11th Annual Tree City USA designation, Hoover students read poems, played musical selections, and sang songs about the environment. School Board member and Hoover alumnus, Mr. Larry Lebowitz, and Commissioner Steve Silverman made brief remarks during the ceremony. It was a beautiful day and way to celebrate Arbor Day.
About Arbor Day
Arbor Day originated in Nebraska in 1872, when the State Board of Agriculture adopted J. Sterling Morton's resolution that April 10 of that year be set aside for tree planting. The board awarded premiums for the greatest number of trees, cuttings, and seeds planted. More than a million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day, which is now celebrated on the last Friday in April.
Mt. Lebanon High School will present their spring musical The Pajama Game on May 3-6 at 7:30 PM in the High School Auditorium. Great songs, plenty of dancing, and as always, an extraordinary "Mt. Lebanon" set will combine to make this a must-see Mt. Lebanon musical. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and Gold Card holders are free. Tickets are available online at www.mtlsd.org/tickets.
The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and later claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless. It is a lively show with an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Hit songs include Steam Heat, Hernando's Hideaway, and Hey There. The Pajama Game is a perfect show for great comedy and toe-tapping entertainment.
Happy Holidays 2016
Happy Holidays from the Mt. Lebanon School District
We're All In This Together
"We're all in this together" is the theme of the 2016-17 opening day video for staff.
Back to School Wave
Watch a BIG welcome back to school wave for our students from our staff.
- District News
- Upcoming Events
- Featured Videos
At the April 18, 2017 Regular Meeting, the School Board unanimously approved the 2017-2018 Proposed Budget in the amount of $96,566,075 with a millage rate of 23.93 mills, reflecting a zero mill increase for the community. Dr. Steinhauer stated, "With a careful and thoughtful budgeting process that included some significant reductions combined with a significant savings from the refinancing of some high school construction bonds, the District was able to balance the budget without a millage increase."
Earlier in the meeting, the School Board took action to approve a bond issue to refinance the 2009 Series A General Obligation Bonds which recorded savings of $7 million to the community. The savings will allow for reductions of debt service over the next four years plus funds for capital projects of almost $4 million.
To read more visit our Budget page.
Congratulations to Mrs. Cindy Murray on being awarded The Extra Mile Award for April. Mrs. Murray is a classroom aide at Foster Elementary School and was nominated by Foster Principal, Jason Ramsey.
In his nomination, Mr. Ramsey stated:
"Mrs. Murray is true hero to our students and staff . Cindy has been with the District and Foster for over 13 years and has worked in almost every classroom. She is a very humble person who quietly goes above and beyond her duties every day. Cindy is a model for all staff and students as she is dedicated, hard-working and always willing to lend a hand. She can be frequently seen arriving early and always staying late. Foster school's motto is "We are Kind, Courteous and Respectful" and Mrs. Cindy Murray lives that motto each and every day."
Mrs. Mary Birks and Dr. Steinhauer presented Mrs. Murray with a pin and certificate in appreciation of all she does for the students of Foster Elementary School.
The arts are alive and thriving in the Mt. Lebanon School District, so plan to attend the High School Art Show on April 28 from 6:30-8:30p.m. in the high school. A unique gallery crawl is planned to showcase student art throughout the high school. The Art Show has a long standing tradition of excellence that showcases the most significant pieces of art created by the Advanced Placement Studio Art students. Our students will create and curate their own gallery exhibits.
Each student worked to meet the College Board requirement of a 24-piece portfolio. One half of their portfolio addressed 12 rigorous, open-ended prompts which demanded skill mastery, conceptualization, experimentation, and inventiveness. The remaining half of their portfolio called for students to author a very specific, thoughtful investigation that all twelve works of art would be concentrated. These pieces fostered an evolution in both media application and artistic maturity. Works of art created by students in Art 1, 2, 2D, Honors 2D, Ceramics, and Honors Ceramics will also be showcased to illustrate some of the skills learned in the courses leading up to AP Studio Art.
Plan to support our artists and their exceptional works of art by attending the Art Show on April 28.
- MonMay01 PSSA Science Window (Grades 4 & 7)*
- TueMay02 PSSA Science Window (Grades 4 & 7)*
- TueMay02 Central Office Staff Appreciation Luncheon 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM