This summer, as part of the District's REIMAGINE Our Elementary Libraries initiative, a group of Mt. Lebanon teachers from each of our elementary schools attended the Children's Museum Makerspace Boot Camp. In preparation for the opening of the Matt's Makerspaces in the seven elementary schools this fall, the teachers took part in an immersive four-day professional development workshop to experience and understand the philosophy and practice of making. The teachers took part in hands-on workshops that focused on fiber projects, coding and building in the museum's makeshop. They explored the processes, materials, and approach of successful maker education and the training to bring these back to our new makerspaces.
The new makerspaces will give students the chance to collaborate, tinker, experiment, and create. The mission of the Mt. Lebanon School District "Reimagining Libraries Initiative" is to facilitate maker-centered learning through the establishment of Matt's Maker Spaces in each of the elementary buildings. The goals of maker-centered learning are to encourage exploration of the design and engineering process, computer science, and creative tinkering to foster critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and persistence in problem solving.
With the addition of Matt's Makerspaces in our libraries, our students will have a creative space to explore their ideas, create in technology or art, build and engineer or just try new things thanks to the generosity of Mt. Lebanon alumni Noelle and Dave Conover. Click here to learn more about our REIMAGINE Our Elementary Libraries initiative.
The Mt. Lebanon School District is looking for community members and Mt. Lebanon High School Alumni who are passionate about their profession or area of interest and would like to share their expertise with our students. The Mt. Lebanon School District Community Speakers' Bureau connects our teachers with individuals who have a desire to "pay it forward" by offering a presentation or sharing a skill or passion with the next generation. Additionally, all teachers in the district will have access to the information collected so every student in the district can potentially take advantage of this collaboration. This initiative is led by the High School STEM Academy and the Global Studies Program departments.
Go to Community => Community Speakers' Bureau on our homepage or
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!
For the fifth year in a row, students of Dr. Mike Gullo organized and led a school supply drive and collected gently used school supplies during locker clean-out days. This year, the students wanted to make a larger impact, so they met with Mrs. Janice Cherry at Jefferson Middle School, to see if JMS would contribute items from their locker clean-out days, which they did enthusiastically. As a result, the High School collected more than 120 pounds of gently used school supplies from this year's locker clean-out days and along with those items collected from Jefferson Middle School. High School librarian Mrs. Christy Smith connected the students with the Education Partnership which takes gently used school supplies and makes them available in an open warehouse where teachers and students from the Pittsburgh area can visit and 'shop' for free to donated the supplies.
Thanks to the student leaders from the high school: Ryan Roseweir, Ava King, Laura Boswell, Allison Jones, Lucy Klug, and Megan Dietrick and the student leaders from Jefferson Middle School: Caroline Kenney, Kelsey Cadahia Frankel, and Madeline Gyurina who took the time at the end of last school year to make a difference for other students as they start the new school year.
The Mt. Lebanon School District recently welcomed a new Food Service Department Director Nolen Fetchko to the District. Mr. Fetchko previously served as the Food Service Director of The Nutrition Group which oversees school district food service departments. He also served as a regional assistant and helped to oversee the operations of multiple school districts. Mr. Fetchko has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and a master's in food and nutrition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dance Company January 2017
Dance Company Daytimes January 2017
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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Mt. Lebanon tennis players of all ages are welcome to play at the newly opened Mt. Lebanon High School tennis courts. The six courts are open to all Mt. Lebanon residents free of charge. The courts are the last major component of the high school renovation to be completed. Here is information about the use of the courts as provided by our Facilities Department:
The high school tennis courts are available for use by Mt. Lebanon residents only. The following rules apply to the use of the tennis courts:
Enjoy the courts!
The 2017-2018 School District Calendar is now online and the hard copy will arrive in homes next week. This year, students from Jefferson Elementary School are gracing the cover, featuring the new garden at the back of the school. Last spring classes planted tomatoes, cabbage, peppers and strawberries as part of their STEAM curriculum. Yard to Table Garden Builders constructed the raised bed garden enclosure which opened last spring.
Dr. Tim Steinhauer was awarded the 2017 Pennsylvania School Study Council (PSSC) William E. Caldwell Award in Administration and Supervision. Dr. Lawrence Wess from the PSSC attended the July 17 School Board meeting to present the award. Dr. Steinhauer was nominated for this award by multiple District administrators, teachers, and a retired superintendent from another district. He is acknowledged for his personal mission to ensure that the teaching , administrative and all staff are a reflection of their changing and supportive community. Under his leadership, Mt. Lebanon School District continues to win awards for music education, STEM education, the 2016-2017 #1 Middle School in PA and many academic achievements, as well as school business excellence.
Nominations for the William E. Caldwell Award are considered based on a diversity of accomplishments as well as the obvious contribution to the broad field of administration and supervision. Years of administrative service and level of education are also considered.
Founded in 1947, the Pennsylvania School Study Council (PSSC) is a partnership between Penn State University and member school districts, intermediate units, and area vocational-technical schools. PSSC is dedicated to improving public education in Pennsylvania by providing up-to-date research information, professional development activities, and technical assistance that will enable its members to provide top quality educational services to students.
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