The 6th Grade at Jefferson Middle School teamed up with Amy's Pet Parlor in Oakdale to collect much-needed pet supplies for homeless pets in South Carolina. The area was still recovering from Hurricane Florence when they were flooded again with Hurricane Michael. Mrs. Mercier and JMS 6th grade students and staff saw the need and organized a quick donation drive. The results were amazing and heartwarming.

Amy is driving to South Carolina to deliver supplies and will return with animals in need of homes. She is working with Animal Care and Welfare.

On October 19, Amy stopped to thank the students for their hard work and shared how much the animals who have been lost or abandoned will appreciate their kindness. An overwhelming amount of supplies were donated in a very short time. It shows a little bit of love goes a long way.

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Congratulations to five Mt. Lebanon High School seniors who have been selected as National Merit Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition. They are:

Margaret Brown

Alayna Mikush

Alexis Schulte-Albert

Rebecca Schwartz

Meera Whitson

Based on the results of the October 2017 PSAT, less than 1% of the 1.6 million students, who as juniors, took the PSAT last fall, from across the country, have been recognized as National Merit Semi-finalists.

In early September, about 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state.

Congratulations to our students on this outstanding academic achievement.

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As part of its 100th national concert tour, "The President's Own" United States Marine Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., November 1, at Mt. Lebanon High School Auditorium. The concert, sponsored by Mt. Lebanon High School, is free and open to the public.

Free tickets are available (limit four per request) by visiting https://marineband.ticketleap.com/pittsburgh/ or calling 202-433-5809. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders must be seated by 7:15 p.m.; non-ticket holders will be admitted at that time.

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In the style of the band's 17th Director John Philip Sousa, who initiated the concert tour tradition in 1891, Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig has chosen a diverse mix of programs¾from traditional band repertoire and Sousa marches to instrumental solos and a salute to the Armed Forces.

"We always try to highlight music on our programs that celebrates the region we are visiting, whether it be marches that provide a connection or folk music that might be associated with certain areas of the country," said Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig. "We have tremendously appreciative patrons who come to Marine Band concerts for all types of different experiences, so our programs are designed to include a great variety of music that mirrors the wonderful diversity in our national musical heritage."

After Sousa left the Marine Band in 1892, "The President's Own" made only five tours—1901, 1907, 1911, 1912, and 1915—before traveling yearly between 1920 and 1931. The band suspended its tours during the Depression years of 1932-1934, but took to the road again in 1935 and continued until 1942. During World War II, the band played many additional performances in Washington, D.C., and at the White House to boost wartime morale. The Marine Band's national concert tours resumed in 1946 and have continued every year since. The year 2018 marks the Marine Band's 100th national concert tour.

By the end of the tour, the Marine Band will have traveled 5,882 miles throughout the United States, performing 29 concerts in 12 states, with stops in Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

The Marine Band is America's oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as "The President's Own" since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band's mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

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Plan to attend a School Community Conversation on Safety and Security in the Mt. Lebanon School District on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

This event will be a continuation of the discussion Dr. Tim Steinhauer and Police Chief Aaron Lauth held last March to discuss updates concerning the safety and security practices the District has in place to keep our schools safe for students and staff. Parents and students will have an opportunity to ask Dr. Steinhauer and Chief Lauth questions and share their feedback.

The Mt. Lebanon School District works diligently to create and maintain a safe environment where children thrive and are successful. The Mt. Lebanon Police Department, Mt. Lebanon Fire Department and MRTSA are integral partners in this effort. We hope to see to you on October 24.

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This year the high school has a beautiful new art installation in the Auditorium Lobby. The High School Mosaic Tree was designed by art student Devon Scott-Davis and guided by art instructor and Fine Arts Department Chair Mrs. Jennifer Rodriguez. The mural was possible due to the generosity of a Mt. Lebanon Foundation for Education grant.

"The Mosaic Tree began with an idea to create a large-scale mural whose aesthetic and symbolic impact could be felt school-wide. A highly regarded staple of our landscape in Mt. Lebanon, a tree is the perfect representation of the roots or foundation our students receive in our fine high school.

Art students cooperatively designed and created 26 unique circles, each one honoring and unifying the extraordinary nuances within our school culture. The 2017-2018 Mt. Lebanon High School student body, administration, faculty, and staff were all invited to select and place a tile on the tree trunk, which serves as a permanent symbol of our collaboration and connectivity. Each tile represents and celebrates the individuality of those who placed them." –Mrs. Jen Rodriguez

Watch a short video of the making of The Mosaic Tree.

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Each fall the Mt. Lebanon High School Athletic Department inducts teams and individuals into the High School Hall of Champions. On October 6, the 2018 Hall of Champions will be inducted. The Hall of Champions includes WPIAL and PIAA championship teams; individual WPIAL and PIAA champions; All-American and All-State athletes.

Congratulations to the 2018 Mt. Lebanon High School Athletic Hall of Champions inductees:

Aiden Cain - Football - All State

Molly Mangan - Girls Track WPIAL Champion

Ally Klaber -Girls Lacrosse All American

Lexi Gibbons -Girls Lacrosse All American

Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay - Swimming -Hannah Morelli, Maddie Dorish, Trinity Ward, Libby Mcdyer - WPIAL Champions

Trinity Ward - Swimming - 100 Fly -WPIAL Champions

This year the athletic department sought to honor the excellence of players, teams, coaches and contributors that had not met the Hall of Champions criteria but were deserving of recognition. As a result, The Distinguished Blue Devils category was instituted and will be part of the Hall of Champions.

The 2018 Distinguished Blue Devils Inductees:

Coach Art Walker

Coach Charlie Stull

Russ Jones

Tyler Bluemling

Vince Russo

1952 880 Relay Team - Bruce Klingensmith, Bill Bilingsley, George Wells, Jim Murphy

All inductees will be honored at the Blue Devil Club Hall of Champions Celebration on October 6 at Cefalo's in Carnegie. For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mt-lebanon-high-schoo...

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Mt. Lebanon High School is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Great Alumni Award: Dale Cable Class of 1975; David Conover Class of 1975; Noelle Calabro Conover Class of 1978; Dr. John S. Haller, Jr. Class of 1958; Mrs. Shirley Hanson Class of 1954.

The Great Alumni Award is a project of the Mt. Lebanon High School Student Council. Administrators, faculty, students, and alumni serve on the selection committee. This is the 14th year of the award program. The recipients of the Great Alumni Award are selected based on exceptional work in at least one of the following areas: improvement in the lives of others, involvement in community service or achievement in a professional field.

The high school will hold a luncheon on Friday, October 5 to honor the awardees and they will be recognized at the home football game that night.



2018 Great Alumni Award Recipients

Dale Aaron Cable Class of 1975

Mr. Cable is a founding member of the Mt. Lebanon Basketball Association and he has coached sixteen different youth travel basketball teams over the past 24 years. His commitment to creating and fostering Mt. Lebanon youth sports is evidenced in his volunteer work as a board member for the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devil Club, the Mt. Lebanon Youth Sports Alliance, the Mr. Lebanon Parks Advisory Board, and the Mt. Lebanon Sports Advisory Board, and Mt. Lebanon High School's Hall of Champions. As an attorney, Mr. Cable has established a practice in the area of workers compensation law and is a recipient of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Cable was nominated for this award by Mr. Lawrence M. Lebowitz, a current Mt. Lebanon School District Board of School Director and a 2015 Great Alumni award recipient.


David Conover Class of 1975

Mr. Conover is the Chief Technologist for Additive Manufacturing at Ansys, a mechanical computer-aided engineering software development company. He serves as a board member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information Sciences and on the board of the Swanson School of Engineering at Syracuse University. is the technical team leader and mentor for topology optimization and process simulation for 3D printing. After experiencing the loss of their son, Matt, to lymphoma, Mr. Conover, and his wife Noelle, have created a program to empower the next generation of engineers, mathematicians, and artists through hands on, experiential learning. This program, Matt's Maker Space, has been donated to the Mt. Lebanon School District and is in place at all of the School District's elementary schools. The program is also in operation at Mt. Lebanon's Public Library, St. Paul's Episcopal Church's nursery school, and UPMC Children's Hospital Pittsburgh. The Conovers plan to expand Matt's maker Space to other sites in the future.

Mr. Conover was nominated for this award by Mr. Dale Ostergaard , a former Mt. Lebanon School District Board of Schools Director and a 1974 MLHS alumni.


Noelle Calabro Conover Class of 1978

Mrs. Conover is the Project Coordinator for the SurvivorConnect program in the Hematology/Oncology Division of UPMC Children's Hospital Pittsburgh. She advocates for resources and educates cancer survivors and their families. Along with working alongside Mr. Conover in the continual development of Matt's Maker Space, Mrs. Conover serves on the Executive Board of Our Clubhouse, the Robert Morris University Nursing Advisory Board, and on committees for the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, and the UPMC Children's Hospital Pittsburgh Cancer and Blood Disorders Auxiliary.

Mrs. Conover was nominated for this award by Mr. Dale Ostergaard , a former Mt. Lebanon School District Board of Schools Director and a 1974 MLHS alumni.


Dr. John S. Haller, Jr. Class of 1958

Dr. Haller is the Professor Emeritus of History and Medical Humanities and the Emeritus Vice President of Academic Affairs at Southern Illinois University. During his long tenure as a college professor, Dr. Haller is the author of twenty-five books of which some of the topics include American alternative healing methods, the history of New Thought and 19th Century Relief Systems, battlefield medicine and nine true crime fiction novels. Dr. Haller has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and worked to preserve sites of historic significance in Cairo, Illinois. In 2003, he wrote and published The Mt. Lebanon Hallers, a 300 page book of the history of his paternal lineage.

Dr. Haller was nominated for this award by Mr. Daniel Haller, his cousin and a MLHS 1955 alumni.


Shirley Hanson Class of 1954

Shirley Hanson is a conservator of historic buildings and sites in eastern Pennsylvania, particularly the Chestnut Hill and Springfield Township communities in Montgomery County. She directed the efforts in establishing Chestnut Hill as the nation's first accredited urban land trust, established that community's Task Force on Youth School Coalition against alcohol and drugs, and co founded the Springfield Township Historical Society.

Mrs. Hanson was nominated by Mrs. Carolou Fidder Marquet, a Class of 1954 alumni.

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    • TueOct23 HS Choral Concert 7:30 PMHS Auditorium
    • WedOct24 School Community Conversation on School Safety & Security 7:00 PMHigh School Auditorium
    • ThuNov01 United States Marine Band Performance 7:30 PMHS Auditorium
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