Welcome Back for the 2016-2017 Academic Year!
Monday, August 29 was the first week of school for more than 1,900 students in the Keystone Oaks School District. The District is starting the year with enrollment increases in nearly every building; there are 207 students at Fred L. Aiken Elementary, 382 students at Dormont Elementary, 294 students enrolled at Myrtle Avenue Elementary, 436 students at Keystone Oaks Middle School and 604 students enrolled in Keystone Oaks High School.
Click here to view photos from the first day of school at Myrtle Avenue Elementary.
Click here to view photos from the second day of school at Dormont Elementary.
Click here to view photos from the first day of full day kindergarten at Aiken Elementary.
New for the 2016-2017 school year:
- All Keystone Oaks elementary students will participate in a STEAM class as part of a new six-day rotation. The STEAM class will give students the opportunity to develop their creative and critical thinking skills by participating in activities that challenge them to solve real world problems. For more information about the six-day rotation, please click here.
- Last year, the District focused on implementing PA Core Standards. Throughout the year, k-8 English/language arts and mathematics teachers, as well as the high school English department, attended multiple professional development sessions to learn about the new standards. New curriculum and text books in English/language arts and mathematics were purchased for the middle school; these texts include vast online resources and will allow students to use Chromebooks in the classroom.
- The District has invested more than $4 million is capital infrastructure projects that will improve the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and will significantly upgrade lighting in classrooms, offices, cafeterias and gymnasiums. Additionally, the artificial turf at Dormont Memorial Stadium was replaced in the spring.