March | 2018


School Safety Topic of Community Conversation


Thank you to all who braved the snowy night to attend the Community Conversation About Safety and Security. Dr. Steinhauer and MLPD Chief Aaron Lauth shared information about our school safety programs including ways we secure our buildings, train students and staff, and develop prevention strategies. A question and answer period followed that touched on a wide range of issues from alarms on doors in schools, to metal detectors, staff training and ways to detect at risk students. We appreciated the thoughtful questions and as Dr. Steinhauer remarked, "Everything is on the table and will be reviewed for consideration." For more information about the event and a link to the video of the presentation Click here.


2018-2019 Budget Discussion

Planning for the 2018-2019 School District Budget is now underway. Discussions have taken place at public Board meetings since January. At the March 19 School Board meeting, a revised plan was presented to the Board which eliminated $307,403 of proposed costs including some staffing refinements and moving some costs to the Capital Budget. These revisions dropped the millage increase to .43 mills. Further refinements will be discussed before a Proposed Budget is presented for Board consideration at the April 16 meeting and a final budget approval on May 21, 2018. 

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High School Upper Practice Field Update

The School Board asked the Facilities Department to move forward with plans to construct a competition, artificial turf field on the Upper Practice Field at the high school.

Work is underway to complete the field design and obtain storm water management permits.Read More


High School Students Winners of 2018 Young Artists Auditions

The Pittsburgh Concert Society has announced the winners of the 2018 Young Artists Auditions. Congratulations to Mt. Lebanon High School senior violinist Hannah Ishizaki and sophomore violinist Sein Lee. Sein was selected as part of the Cygnus Quartet with students from other schools. Each of the recitalists will perform in a recital in addition to receiving an Anna and Benjamin Perlow Scholarship to help further her musical education. Read More


Seeking Committee Members: MTLSD Constituent-Driven Strategic Plan

To ensure that a representative sample of the community's demographics, beliefs and ideologies are reflected on the Mt. Lebanon School District's Constituent-Driven Strategic Plan Steering Committee, all members of the community are invited to submit their interest to serve on the committee. The purpose of the Steering Committee is to develop the 2019-2025 strategic plan and transmit the completed plan to the superintendent of schools for Board of School Directors review and approval. Read More


Mrs. Emma Lou Nelson Recipient of Sue Harper Endowed Teaching Award

The 2018 recipient of the Sue Harper Endowed Teaching Award is Mrs. Emma Lou Nelson. Mrs. Nelson is a first grade teacher at Hoover Elementary School.This is her 42nd year of teaching in Mt. Lebanon. Mrs. Nelson was recognized at the March 19 School Board Meeting along with Beth and Emily Harper. Mrs. Nelson was nominated for this award by her principal, Ms. Nicole Giehll. In the application, Ms. Giehll describes her as "arriving each day with a smile on her face and a positivity that is contagious." 

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New Director of Special Education to Join District

Dr. Heather Doyle was unanimously approved as the new Director of Special Education for the Mt. Lebanon School District at the March 19 School Board meeting. Dr. Doyle's start date is still to be determined. Dr. Doyle is currently the Director of Pupil Services for the Copley-Fairlawn City Schools in Copley, Ohio where she has served since 2014. Read More


Mrs. Peg Grasso Extra Mile Award Recipient

Congratulations to high school German teacher Mrs. Peg Grasso on being recognized with the Extra Mile Award by the School Board at the March 19 Board meeting. Mrs. Grasso was nominated by Ms. Susan Meer, High School STEM Director and science teacher. Read More


Taste of Lebo 2018

Join us for the 4th Annual Taste of Lebo: Battle of the Appetizers sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Foundation for Education on Saturday, April 21 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at Clearview Common, Washington Road. Read More


 March 28-April 2

Spring Recess
 April 4
MTLHS Choral Department Masterworks Concert
St. Paul's Episcopal Church • 7:30 p.m. 

April 9 
School Board Discussion Mtg
HS Room D205 • 7:30 p.m.

April 16

 School Board Regular Mtg

HS Room D205 • 7:30 p.m.


Mt. Lebanon School District

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