2022 Retirees Honored at School Board Meeting
The School Board and Administration honored the 31 District employees retiring this year at the May 23 board meeting.
In Dr. Steinhauer's opening remarks he stated, "I have the pleasure of recognizing the careers of some of our finest educators. Through their diligent work, these individuals have left a legacy that has enriched the lives of our students and contributed to the success of our school district. This year we have 31 employees retiring: 14 from our professional staff and 17 support staff. Together they represent over 645 years of expertise and experience in the Mt. Lebanon School District. Their devotion and dedication to Mt. Lebanon students and community deserve our thanks, appreciation, and best wishes as they retire and move on to the next phase of their life." Read More
For the 18th time, the Pittsburgh Business Times released its 2022 Guide to Southwestern Pennsylvania Schools. This guide provides rankings of the region's school districts based on state standardized test score performance, identifying the highest-scoring school districts in the region. We are always proud to be mentioned at the top of these rankings both throughout the State of Pennsylvania and the Country. Mt. Lebanon School District ranks #3 in the region and continues to perform as a leader in K-12 education.
Rankings this year are based on three years of available test scores: 2021, 2019, and 2018. We anticipate additional information to be released with more details and rankings.
While this is but one of many indicators of a successful school district, we wish to congratulate our students and staff on their efforts reflected in this ranking.
Congratulations to our high school Science Olympiad team who participated in the Pennsylvania Championship at Penn State on Saturday, April 30th. The top 36 teams in Pennsylvania squared off for a chance to go to nationals. Mt. Lebanon placed in the top 15 in the state, in eleven separate STEM events. Read More
This month, the Mt. Lebanon PTA Council presented the Class of 2022 Georgia Pogue Scholarship winners. This award is very special to the PTA. Ms. Georgia Pogue was a beloved and talented guidance counselor who championed all students at Mt. Lebanon. Upon her untimely death in 1997, her family bequeathed $25,000 to the PTA Scholarship fund. In her memory, PTA renamed the fund the Georgia Pogue Personal Achievement Award. In 1993 PTA Council voted to annually recognize seven seniors, seven being symbolic of our neighborhood elementary schools. Each recipient receives $500 toward college expenses. Read More
Mellon Middle School student Benjamin Mares won a National PTA Award of Merit for his Film Production entry, titled "The World In Perspective," in the Middle School grade division. Additionally, he will receive a bronze medal from the National PTA competition. Read More
Each spring, universities and colleges from across the country participate in a tradition to help high schools recognize outstanding students in the junior class. Universities, colleges, and their alumni associations, invited Mt. Lebanon High School to nominate high achieving juniors for book prizes, medals, and certificates and to be considered for scholarships that might correspond to the awards. Read More
Congratulations to four Mt. Lebanon High School students who participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science state competition at Penn State University. Yash Botre earned a first place award for his presentation of his research project titled Data Analysis of Diseases using a Computerized Approach. Vishnu Venugopal earned a first place award for his project, Robot Risk. Laila Polat earned a first place award for The Effectiveness of Commercial Water Purification Methods. And, Lucian Mikush earned a second place award for his presentation on The Use of Rational Functions in Signal Synthesis.
In addition to these awards, Laila Polat received the PJAS Student Award valued at $300 from the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh.
Congratulations to Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, Dr. Marybeth Irvin, who was named the 2022 recipient of The Women's Caucus - Margaret Smith Award. Read More
Congratulations to Mellon Middle School eighth-graders Caroline King and Anna Bailey, who have been recognized as 2022 Promising Young Writers by the National Council of Teachers of English.