The Mt. Lebanon School District, in partnership with the Mt. Lebanon Police Department, has launched the MTLSD Student Protect app, a new mobile alert and suspicious activity reporting app.
The app is free and now available for both Android and iOS phones at the App Store or Google Play. Search for MTLSD Student Protect. You may also visit www.mtlsd.org/app for links to the MTLSD Student Protect app at both app stores or see below.
The MTLSD Student Protect app is another tool to use in our layered approach to school safety. It allows students, parents and community members to send tips to report: Threats to schools or individuals; firearms or weapons concerns; suspicious activities or bullying. Once submitted, the tips go immediately to Mt. Lebanon School District administrators and the Mt. Lebanon Police Department. Reports will be monitored at all times. Appropriate action will be taken.
The MTLSD Student Protect app will also have a direct connection to 911.
Tips may be sent anonymously or you may leave contact information for follow-up. When you first open the app, you will be asked to select a school to receive emergency alerts from the District.
The MTLSD Student Protect app is easy to use and accessible anywhere on your phone. We ask that when you see something suspicious:
- Select a school and a category from the dropdown list
- Enter the description
- Enter Contact Information or leave blank for an anonymous tip
- Snap a photo or video if possible
- Hit Submit
Our number one priority in this District is keeping our students and staff safe. Please download the MTLSD Student Protect app today to help us with this very important mission.
The Mt. Lebanon School District is pleased to participate in Remake Learning Days by hosting Matt's Maker Space open house events in six of our elementary schools on May 22 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The public is welcome to visit any one of our seven elementary schools to take part in hands-on, making activities in the schools' Matt's Maker Spaces.
Remake Learning Days is part of the Remake Learning Network which supports hands-on, technology-infused, engaging and relevant learning experiences in neighborhoods across southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The Mt Lebanon School District launched Matt's Maker Spaces in all seven elementary schools during the 2017-18 school year. These innovative instructional areas were made possible due to a generous donation from the Conover family. Come to see how the spaces have evolved to date and see some of the items our students have created. There will be hands on activities available for elementary students and teachers/staff to answer questions.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Mt. Lebanon High School is among the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.The high school is among only two schools in the state recognized with this award.
Mt. Lebanon High School was nominated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The nomination recognized Mt. Lebanon High School for a variety of green initiatives and accomplishments including:
• Developing a comprehensive recycling and composting program
• Establishing a locally sourced, healthy food program
• Supporting a student-led environmental club
• Implementing a school-energy savings program
• Prohibition of the use of pesticides on school grounds
In addition, the nomination highlighted the following programs and initiatives:
- Mt. Lebanon High School went through a thorough design/construction process starting in 2007 that led to a LEED focused design on school sustainability with elements of daylight views, increased levels of thermal and lighting control, reduced pollution, and increased outdoor air ventilation.
- The Mt. Lebanon School District takes energy consumption and conservation very seriously. For the five year period of 2011 - 2016, Mt. Lebanon High School saw a dramatic decrease in energy usage, both gas and electric. The science department has a student-led energy saving campaign in place to continue this focus campus wide.
- The high school implemented a composting program in the cafeteria. The food service department uses biodegradable plates, bowls and cups in place of styrofoam and plastic products to enable composting. The cafeteria also provides reusable trays, plates and bowls to reduce waste.
- At Mt. Lebanon High School, it is a graduation requirement that students take a full year of Environmental Geoscience or AP level Environmental Geoscience. Environmental education is integrated into all of the science curricula in multiple ways.
"We are very honored and excited to receive this prestigious recognition. It really is a tribute to the entire Mt. Lebanon community recognizing our commitment and investment to environmentally friendly educational programs within a newly renovated school that incorporates many "green" features, said Mt. Lebanon High School Principal Brian McFeeley. "We appreciate the PA and US Departments of Education's validation of the wonderful programs and features at Mt. Lebanon High School."
"The Healthy Schools PA Recognition Program was designed to assist schools in taking the preliminary steps to becoming a Green Ribbon School. As a result of Mt. Lebanon High School's participation in our program they achieved not only our highest level of achievement of High Honor Roll with Distinction, but truly showed their dedication to creating a green and healthy environment for their staff and students by receiving this honor from the US Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School," said Michele Buford, Women for a Healthy Environment. "We are proud to be a part of their journey in becoming a Green Ribbon School and congratulate their accomplishment."
Across the country, 46 schools, six districts, and six postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.
The honorees were named from a pool of candidates nominated by 25 states and the Department of Defense Department of Education Activity. The selectees include 40 public schools, including two magnet schools and two charter schools, as well as six nonpublic schools. Forty-five percent of the 2018 honorees serve a disadvantaged student body.
The list of all selected schools, districts, colleges, and universities, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here. A report with highlights on the 58 honorees can be found here. More information on the federal recognition award can be found here. Resources for all schools to move toward the three Pillars can be found here.
Congratulations to our Academic Games teams on a successful trip to the national competition. On April 27-30, twenty-four students from grades 4-12 competed with over 1000 competing students and 100 competing teams from across the country at the Academic Games Nationals Tournament in Knoxville, TN. Students participated in games involving mathematics, set theory, propaganda, language, current events, presidential trivia, mythology trivia, and current events trivia. Mt. Lebanon players received several awards and distinctions at the national competition.
The 2018 Academic Games Nationals Tournament Awards:
Vishnu Venugopal (Mellon Middle) - member of the 1st place National Championship team in Theme for Middle Division, 2nd place individual National Champion in Theme for Middle Division
Julian Mikush (Mellon Middle) - 6th place individual national champion in Presidents for Middle Division, member of 8th place team in Presidents for Middle Division, member of 4th place team in Propaganda for Middle Division
Amy Tan (Jefferson Middle) - member of 1st Place National Championship team in Theme for Middle Division, member of the 4th place team for Propaganda in Middle Division, 10th place individual championship in Propaganda for Middle Division
Lucian Mikush (Howe) - 3rd place individual national champion in Presidents for Elementary Division, member of the 3rd place team in Presidents for Elementary Division, member of the 5th place team in Propaganda for Elementary Division
Leah Vuillemot (Mellon Middle) - member of the 1st place National Championship team in Theme for Middle Division, tied 10th place individual national champion in Theme for Middle Division, member of the 4th place national championship team in Propaganda in Middle Division
Josie Dougherty (Mellon Middle) - member of the 4th place national team in Propaganda for Middle Division
Hailey Latona (Mellon Middle) - member of the 4th place national team in Propaganda for Middle Division, member of the 8th place national team in Presidents in Middle Division
Adam Ash - (Jefferson Middle) - 7th place individual National Champion in Presidents for Elementary Division, member of the 5th place team in Propaganda for Elementary Division
Ava Vito (Jefferson Elementary) - 4th place individual National Champion in Theme for Elementary Division
Shane Bonner (Mellon Middle) - 7th place individual National Champion in Current Events for Middle Division
Jessica Tang (Jefferson Middle) - member of the 4th place National Championship team in Theme for Middle Division, 10th place individual national champion in Theme for Middle Division
Andrew Reis (Mellon Middle) - member of the 4th place National Championship team in Theme for Middle Division
Kate Kessler (Jefferson Middle) - Member of the 8th place national team in Presidents for Middle Division
The Academic Games players are coached by high school faculty members Mr. Brad Kavo, Ms. Jen Marnik, Mr. Ben Minett, and Lincoln Elementary faculty Ms. Sarah Davies and Ms. Annie Pugh.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
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The Mt. Lebanon High School Dance Company Auditions will be held on Monday, June 11th at 4:30 PM in the High School Dance Studio, room D 105. High school students who want to audition must pick up an audition letter and permission form from Mrs. Kapron in the high school dance studio, room D 105. Middle school students who are in 8th grade must pick up the audition letter and permission form in the Principal's office at their school. A mandatory audition meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at 3:30 PM in the High School Dance Studio. If you cannot make the meeting on May 22nd a make-up meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd. If you plan to audition you must attend one of the after school mandatory meetings at the high school. You will learn the audition combination at the mandatory meeting.
The Pittsburgh Business Times released its 2018 rankings of the region's school districts. Mt. Lebanon School District ranks #3 in the region and #6 in the state and continues to perform as a leader in K-12 education in Pennsylvania. The District's 5th grade ranked first among elementary schools.
For the past 14 years, the Business Times has ranked the region's school districts based on state standardized test score performance, identifying the highest-scoring school districts in the region.
This year's Honor Roll ranking is based on tests taken in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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.
The Mt. Lebanon School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This is the 10th year the District has been recognized for its outstanding music education program.
The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, the District answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
"Music education has always been an integral part of a Mt. Lebanon education. Our community has always recognized that music and the arts are important elements of a well-rounded education for all children," said Superintendent Timothy Steinhauer. "I want to congratulate our music faculty for their dedication and commitment to providing the best music education possible for our students."
Music education lays the foundation for individual excellence in group settings, creative problem solving and flexibility in work situations, as well learning how to give and receive constructive criticism to excel.
The Mt. Lebanon School District has an award winning music education program that provides learning and performance opportunities for students K-12. A strong foundation in music education is established in the elementary schools and is strongly supported and developed through middle school and high school. The program is recognized as one of the top music education programs in the country as evident by the NAMM award.
About The NAMM FoundationThe NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,300 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research,philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.
- WedMay23 PTA Council Mtg. & Presentation of Georgia Pogue Scholarships 9:00 AMHigh School
- WedMay23 JMS Choral Concert 7:30 PMHS Auditorium
- ThuMay24 HS Percussion Concert 7:30 PMHS FA Theatre