Artist and Mt. Lebanon High School alumna Diane Krek visited Mellon 6th grade students last week. The 6th grade students in Mellon Writing Clinician Eve Kollar's class have gone to the public library once a nine-week period for the past two and a half years to view the local artwork. The students then write poetry in response to the art. After revising their work, Ms. Kollar invites the artist in to the classroom to share his/her process as an artist, answer questions from students, then hear the students' work. "It has been a very successful program, and the artists are always touched by the students' writing," said Ms. Kollar.

This session was particularly meaningful, as Diane Krek is a Mt. Lebo grad who has lost her vision in recent years but continues to paint This experience was a perfect example to show students that a physical disability does not have to be limiting. The students also benefited by sharing their writing about the artwork directly with the artist.

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Thirteen students from Mt. Lebanon in grades five and six along with their music teachers participated in the District 1 Pennsylvania Music Educator Association (PMEA) Elementary Sing Fest at Quaker Valley Middle School on March 15. The event was an all-day festival for students and their teachers, providing a unique learning experience for students to experience a musical challenge through performance.

Sing Fest included sessions for students in vocal techniques and choral singing. Dr. Michael Chandler from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee was the guest conductor.

Approximately one hundred twenty fifth and sixth grade students were selected for the festival. It was a great experience for our students and teachers.

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Mt. Lebanon High School students placed 4th overall in this year's Southwestern PA Regional Science Olympiad held at California University of Pennsylvania where 46 teams competed. Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events in all STEM areas. This win qualifies the entire team of 15 students to advance to the state competition at Juniata College in April.

Congratulations to the following students who won special awards in 7 events:

Rebecca Schwartz and Jacob Terkel - 1st Chemistry Lab

Andrej Momiroski and Ella Siefken - 1st Designer Genes

Joey Harrington and Ben Brown - 2nd Mission Possible

Joey Harrington and Rebecca Schwartz - 2nd Water Quality

Ella Siefken, Sein Lee, and Jason Stentz - 2nd Protein Modeling

Aidan Flynn and Jason Stentz- 4th Geologic Mapping

Sein Lee and Rebecca Schwartz - 4th Sounds of Music

Other team members include:

Ben Ash, Will Ganoe, Annie Du, Amrit Kaluri, Alayna Mikush, and Maddie Rea

Biology teacher Mrs. Pamela Harris is the coach. STEM Academy director Mrs. Susan Meer chaperoned students with her at the event.

For more information about the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad, visit and the Southwestern PA Regional at Cal U

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Mt. Lebanon High School Evening and Technical Theatre Companies Present

Fight Girl Battle World

By Qui Nguyen on March 20 - March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Mt. Lebanon High School Fine Arts Theatre.

All tickets are $8, including at the door. Tickets may also be reserved online.

For questions, including Gold Card Members, please call 412-344-2067.

"E-V is a street fighter on Battle World but she is also the last human female in all the known galaxies. Along with the help of her rag-tag team of an ex-military general, a feisty spaceship pilot, and one very sarcastic robot sidekick, E-V quests to find the last human male before he too is destroyed by alien forces. Can they do it?

The play was originally produced by Vampire Cowboys Theater Company, New York.

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Mt. Lebanon High School is accepting nominations for the 2019 Great Alumni Award. This Mt. Lebanon High School Student Council initiative honors people who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments either personally or professionally after graduating from Mt. Lebanon High School. If you know of a Mt. Lebanon graduate who has significantly improved the lives of others, contributed significant volunteer work or public service, or achieved significant advancement in their professional field, please consider nominating them for this award. Submit your nomination to the High School Activities Director Judith Kolko at The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2019.

MTLHS Great Alumni Nomination Form

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On March 2, one hundred and sixty Mt. Lebanon students wowed judges at the Western Pennsylvania Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, held at Keystone Oaks High School. Small teams of students participated in the tournament after spending months writing and rehearsing brief skits — skits which included costumes, elaborate sets, and technical props — all prepared without any adult assistance. Teams were scored on their creativity and skill, as well as on their teamwork and ability to solve on-the-spot language and STEM problems. Mt. Lebanon students presented some eye-popping solutions! Of the 26 Lebo teams that competed, 7 will advance to the PA State Tournament in April.

Problem 1/Division 1: 3rd Place — Markham (Coach: Michael Wagner)

Julia Ghil
Maya Kashlan
Arabella McGonigle
Grace Prendergrast
August Rajakumar
Claire Wagner
Eve Wagner

Problem 1/Division 2: 3rd Place — Mellon/Howe (Coaches: Leah Haywiser & Joyce Divine)

Mary Connel
Elizabeth Divine
Sarah Doyle
Sylvie Erickson
Ada Haywiser
Elsa Haywiser
Nora Platts

Problem 3/Division 1: 3rd Place — Jefferson Elementary (Coaches: Joanne Prasad & Tatiana Garcia-Bates)

Victoria Bates
Peter Goslin
Brady Lowe
Gui Maeta
Gabrielle Prasad
Jonathan Ramchandran
Ben Stribling

Problem 3/Division 2: 1st Place — Mellon (Coaches: Mary Meyer & Kerry McGee)

Oliver Keough
Chloe McGee
Ben Meyer
Leo Umbras
Sloane Wilson

Problem 3/Division 3: 1st Place — Mt. Lebanon High School (Coach: Kerry McGee)

Nikki LaSota
Natalie McGee
Melody Reynolds
Ruby Siefken
Leah Vuillemot

Problem 4/Division 1: 2nd Place — Hoover (Coach: Dhatri Mamidisetti)

Advait Chellaboina
Sophia Fabyonic
Madeleine Marmo
Becca Rosenthal
Harshini Sivakumar
Arpitha Sureshkumar
Elliot Zeff

Problem 5/Division 1: 2nd Place — Jefferson Elementary (Coaches: Anni Curren & Nim Short)

Sophia Beanner
Avery Chapman
Emma Curren
Ava Mylen
Caroline Rost
Shaylin Short
Elizabeth Twyman

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Last week Business Director Rob Geletko presented "School Budgeting 101" at the Audit and Finance Committee meeting. The presentation is a good introduction on what goes into developing a school district budget and will help put the current budgeting process into context.

Watch the video of the School Budgeting 101 presentation.

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