The Mt. Lebanon School District is ranked the #1 school district in the region for the second year in a row in the Niche 2020 school rankings. The District also ranked #4 in the state and #32 in the nation out of 10,782 districts. In the area of school safety, Mt. Lebanon ranked the #1 Safest School District in the Pittsburgh area, the 3rd safest in Pennsylvania, and the 6th in the nation.

All Mt. Lebanon Schools achieved an A+ rating from Niche. Jefferson Middle School was ranked the #1 middle school in the state. rates schools across the state and nation using data from the U.S. Department of Education, national surveys and reviews. Read more about Niche's methodology.

Congratulations to our faculty, staff administrators, students, parents, and community for their hard work, dedication and support of our schools.

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The 2019-2020 Mt. Lebanon School District Calendar will be arriving in homes soon. Here is a link to the online calendar and a PDF of the hard copy.

The first day of school for students is August 26 and the first day of Kindergarten is August 28. There is one snow day built into the calendar on February 17. All other snow days will be made up after the last day of school on June 9 which is also the date of the high school commencement ceremony.

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Mrs. Deanna Hess, the District Chairperson for Health Services, was selected to receive the 2019 Highmark Foundation Advancing Excellence in School Nursing award in the School Nursing Practice & Leadership Award category. Winners in this category have demonstrated leadership in school health and exhibit qualities of care and compassion.

As part of the award, Mrs. Hess received $1,500 which she has chosen to use for health-related supplies and equipment for our schools. She was presented her award by Ms. Yvonne Cook from the Highmark Foundation. While Mrs. Hess was nominated for this award by Dr. Marybeth Irvin with letters of support from Dr. Steinhauer and Mr. Kitsko, her contributions, expertise and caring are well known across the District. We are pleased and proud to see her excellence recognized in this way.

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Interested in Becoming a Guest Day-to-Day Substitute Teacher with the Mt. Lebanon School District?

Great Schools need great teachers. If you are thinking about a career in education, returning to the workforce, or looking to work with children, the Mt. Lebanon School District has employment opportunities for you.

As a guest substitute teacher you will gain valuable experience and have a positive impact on kids.

What is the Minimum Qualification to become a Guest Day-to-Day Substitute Teacher?

All candidates interested in substitute teaching in the Mt. Lebanon School District must have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.

What is the Process for becoming a Guest Day-to-Day Substitute Teacher?

  • Complete an online application.
  • Provide a resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation.
  • Attend a one day Guest Teacher Orientation hosted by MTLSD.
  • Pass the online Sub-Skills Courses through the Utah State University STEDI program, which would be assigned at the orientation

Secure the following:

  • Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania Criminal History Check
  • Department of Education FBI Clearance
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution
  • Act 168 Form
  • Completion of Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training
  • Provide verification of a physical and TB test results
  • Completion of MTLSD interview
  • Completion of classroom observation

Is there a Fee Associated with the Training?

Yes, there is a $125 fee that covers the cost of the online courses, workbook and all related materials. This fee is paid by the applicant which will be refunded to you if you work 10 or more days for the District.

How do I Get More Information?

For more information on the Guest Teacher Training please call Human Resources at 412-344-2096.

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Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced Mt. Lebanon High School student Alayna Hollist as the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania's 17th District for her colored pencil piece "The Candy Shop." Hollist, a junior, was declared the winner during a reception hosted by Lamb at Chatham University in May.

Lamb received 52 pieces of art for the contest, including paintings, photographs, drawings, mixed media and stained glass from more than 40 students from schools across PA-17.

"This competition is a great opportunity to display the significant artistic talent we have here in southwestern Pennsylvania to the nation, and I look forward to having Alayna's artwork on display every day when I walk to the Capitol to vote," said Lamb. "I am thankful to all of the gifted students in our district for the artwork they submitted; it was an amazing demonstration of their hard work and talent."

A panel of judges, including local artists and educators, selected Hollist's "The Candy Shop," which will be hung in the U.S. Capitol beginning in June along with the winning entries from other congressional districts nationwide. Additionally, the panel selected the following second, third and fourth and place-winning entries that will be displayed for one year in Lamb's Washington, D.C., Allegheny County and Beaver County offices respectively:

2nd Place: Tenaeja Sheffey (Riverview Jr. Sr. High School) "Untitled"

3rd Place: Skye Coto (Penn Hills High School) "A Journey to the Urban Rain Forest"

4th Place: Natalie Callahan (Mt. Lebanon High School) "Getting Ready"

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A group of Mt. Lebanon High School students were awarded with the Allegheny County Human Relations Commission (ACHRC) 2019 Diversity Awards in May. The award recognizes and thanks students and student groups that demonstrate their dedication to diversity and non-discrimination in our communities. Jonah Silverman, Henry Silverman, Georgina Dinardo, Dan Helmeci, Cosette Drook. Grace Rowing, Madison Bradley and Nora Kogan were selected for The Devil's Advocate coverage of the Tree of Life shooting and Hannah Jones for her artwork for the Mt. Lebanon Municipality's Unity in the Community campaign. The students were honored at a ceremony with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and members of County Council.

The Diversity Awards are open to students in grades 9-12 and was created to build greater community awareness of the ACHRC and its mission, as well as to highlight student work that benefits the protected classes over which the ACHRC has jurisdiction.

The ACHRC was established in 2009 to assure that all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry or place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, familial status, age or use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical disability, enjoy the full benefits of citizenship and are afforded equal opportunities for employment, housing and use of public accommodation facilities.

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