Thirteen students from Mt. Lebanon in grades five and six along with their music teachers participated in the District 1 Pennsylvania Music Educator Association (PMEA) Elementary Sing Fest at Quaker Valley Middle School on March 15. The event was an all-day festival for students and their teachers, providing a unique learning experience for students to experience a musical challenge through performance.
Sing Fest included sessions for students in vocal techniques and choral singing. Dr. Michael Chandler from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee was the guest conductor.
Approximately one hundred twenty fifth and sixth grade students were selected for the festival. It was a great experience for our students and teachers.
Mt. Lebanon High School students placed 4th overall in this year's Southwestern PA Regional Science Olympiad held at California University of Pennsylvania where 46 teams competed. Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events in all STEM areas. This win qualifies the entire team of 15 students to advance to the state competition at Juniata College in April.
Congratulations to the following students who won special awards in 7 events:
Rebecca Schwartz and Jacob Terkel - 1st Chemistry Lab
Andrej Momiroski and Ella Siefken - 1st Designer Genes
Joey Harrington and Ben Brown - 2nd Mission Possible
Joey Harrington and Rebecca Schwartz - 2nd Water Quality
Ella Siefken, Sein Lee, and Jason Stentz - 2nd Protein Modeling
Aidan Flynn and Jason Stentz- 4th Geologic Mapping
Sein Lee and Rebecca Schwartz - 4th Sounds of Music
Other team members include:
Ben Ash, Will Ganoe, Annie Du, Amrit Kaluri, Alayna Mikush, and Maddie Rea
Biology teacher Mrs. Pamela Harris is the coach. STEM Academy director Mrs. Susan Meer chaperoned students with her at the event.
For more information about the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad, visit http://www.pascioly.org/ and the Southwestern PA Regional at Cal U https://www.calu.edu/inside/events/science-olympia....
Mt. Lebanon High School Evening and Technical Theatre Companies Present
Fight Girl Battle World
By Qui Nguyen on March 20 - March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Mt. Lebanon High School Fine Arts Theatre.
All tickets are $8, including at the door. Tickets may also be reserved online.
For questions, including Gold Card Members, please call 412-344-2067.
"E-V is a street fighter on Battle World but she is also the last human female in all the known galaxies. Along with the help of her rag-tag team of an ex-military general, a feisty spaceship pilot, and one very sarcastic robot sidekick, E-V quests to find the last human male before he too is destroyed by alien forces. Can they do it?
The play was originally produced by Vampire Cowboys Theater Company, New York.
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Last week Business Director Rob Geletko presented "School Budgeting 101" at the Audit and Finance Committee meeting. The presentation is a good introduction on what goes into developing a school district budget and will help put the current budgeting process into context.
On this month's School Board agenda is approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) required Special Education Plan, a subsection of the PDE Comprehensive Plan. The plan reflects PDE requirements and is not intended to be a program review. The plan includes only special education, not gifted services. Elements of the required plan included in the report are:
- Assurances related to providing Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) through a range of services, implementing a child find (identification) protocol, inclusionary practices, compliance with state and federal guidelines, and appropriate utilization of Access (federal) funds;
- A description of the facilities that are utilized by the District to provide special education services, both in-district and out;
- A program profile that outlines the various positions in the district that provide Special Education services.
- A description of available in-district support services; and
- A description of utilized contracted services.
Special Education Director Dr. Heather Doyle gave a presentation to Board at the March 11, 2019 Discussion meeting.
School Board Presentation PDF March 11, 2019
At the March 11 School Board Discussion meeting, Business Director Rob Geletko and Dr. Tim Steinhauer presented the base budget for 2019-2020 which is the starting point for all budget discussions. As the process continues, these initial numbers are refined as more information becomes available from internal district discussions and later when we receive budget funding information from the state.
The budget for the 2019-2020 school year will be developed over the next few months until approval at the end of May. We invite the public to attend meetings where the budget will be discussed to share their input. A list of meeting dates and times are available at www.mtlsd.org/budget.
All School Board budget discussions will be taped for broadcast and will be posted online.
- WedMar20 HS Evening Theatre Co. Production 7:30 PM
- ThuMar21 HS Evening Theatre Co. Production 7:30 PM
- FriMar22 HS Evening Theatre Co. Production 7:30 PM