COVID-19 Resources

Here’s where to find information about how Keystone is meeting the challenge from COVID-19

Visit this page to find communications with parents, morning messages and resources for families to help manage the stress of social distancing and distance learning.

Each morning while Keystone works in distance learning mode, Head of School Billy Handmaker sends out short video greetings to parents to begin the school day. The morning messages go out at 8 a.m. and include either an interesting fact or video. Each day has a theme:

Math Monday
Martes de Artes (Tuesday arts)
Wildcard Wednesday
Throwback Thursday
Science Friday

Here are the videos:

Week of May 11-15

Monday: https://youtu.be/l34LKNHeRgg

Here’s a video about origami and math:

https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_lang_the_math_and_magic_of_origami?referrer=playlist-math_talks_to_blow_your_mind

Tuesday: https://youtu.be/FFuKdDFBlUs

Here’s a performance of “You Will be Found,” from the musical “Dear Evan Hansen” with a moving introduction from television host James Corden:

https://www.playbill.com/article/watch-ben-platt-jordan-fisher-and-the-casts-of-dear-evan-hansen-sing-you-will-be-found-on-james-cordens-late-late-show-homefest

Wednesday: https://youtu.be/aRma_AgZe5M

Here’s a commencement address from Apple CEO Tim Cook to this year’s graduates of Ohio State University:

https://youtu.be/OGuKhvDJWes

Thursday: https://youtu.be/87WR_KXn7dU

Here’s a video about the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps:

https://youtu.be/_BpxzMdvlA8

Friday: https://youtu.be/rwa46gU-QG4

Here’s a video about how smallpox was conquered:

https://youtu.be/yqUFy-t4MlQ

Week of May 4-8

Here’s a video about doodling:

 

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here’s a video from Mariachi Vargas:

 

Here’s a video about traditional boat building in Iran:

 

Here’s a concert recording on this week’s 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ final studio album, “Let it Be:”

 

Here’s a video about “Angel’s Glow,” a Civil War mystery that a pair of high school students solved:

 

Week of April 27-May 1

Here’s a TED-Ed video of how math guides ships at sea:

 

 

Here’s a TED talk about life underwater with images that will amaze you:

 

Here’s a video about the inauguration of George Washington:

 

Here’s a video about the phenomenon known as Prince Rupert’s Drop:

 

Week of April 20-24

Here’s a performance of “mathemagic:”

 

Here’s a living room concert from violinist Nancy Zhou ’11:
And here’s a link to performances at the Globe Theatre:

 

If you haven’t yet visited the San Antonio Public Library, check it out: mysapl.org
And make sure to get the Libby app on your mobile phone, or use it on your browser at www.libbyapp.com .
Here are seven great libraries you can visit virtually:

 

Here’s a video about the career of Henry Aaron and how he broke the then-unbreakable home run record of Babe Ruth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HvOMTSe_GI
Here’s a story about Henry Aaron and how his athletic achievements affected our country:
(Warning: The story includes images of hate mail)

Week of April 13-17

Spoiler Alert: Here’s the answer: 4 children get 1 apple each while the fifth child gets the basket with the remaining apple still in it.

 

Video that includes a performance by the cast of “Hamilton”: (segment starts at 8:28):

 

ESPN story about an unforgettable act of sportsmanship:

 

Video about Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”:

 

TED talk from a paleontologist who talks about how he discovered the first swimming dinosaur:

 

Week of April 6-10

 

Video of the National Orchestra of France performing Ravel’s Bolero while under lockdown:

 

TED Talk about mind reading:

 

Lecture from Dr. David Caraway about the Naples cholera epidemic in 1910-11:

 

Week of March 30-April 3

Information about the Birthday Paradox:
For younger students:   https://youtu.be/Mt-BRveq0Eg
For more advanced students:   https://youtu.be/0TjRjqVNAYE

 

Link to “Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art” at the San Antonio Museum of Art:
List of museums that you can visit virtually:

 

1957 BBC report on a spaghetti harvest:
Explanations of the spaghetti harvest hoax:

 

Story about Tally’s Electric Theater:
“The Great Train Robbery” silent film:

 

The New York Times video of an hawk fitted with a camera:
Video of Peregrine Falcon hunting:

 

Week of March 23-27

Resources on zero:
Leonard Bernstein introducing a then-7-year-old cello prodigy, Yo Yo Ma:

 

 

 

Students and families are living out Keystone’s pillars of Community Involvement and Responsible Leadership by launching efforts to support organizations working with people who have the COVID-19 virus and those who are responding to the effects of the pandemic. Click on the links below to learn more about projects and, if you can, please consider supporting them.

9th Graders raising money for University Health System

Keystone parent launches effort to help healthcare workers

Keystone family supporting Food Bank fundraiser

Letters to Parents
Morning messages

Each morning while Keystone works in distance learning mode, Head of School Billy Handmaker sends out short video greetings to parents to begin the school day. The morning messages go out at 8 a.m. and include either an interesting fact or video. Each day has a theme:

Math Monday
Martes de Artes (Tuesday arts)
Wildcard Wednesday
Throwback Thursday
Science Friday

Here are the videos:

Week of May 11-15

Monday: https://youtu.be/l34LKNHeRgg

Here’s a video about origami and math:

https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_lang_the_math_and_magic_of_origami?referrer=playlist-math_talks_to_blow_your_mind

Tuesday: https://youtu.be/FFuKdDFBlUs

Here’s a performance of “You Will be Found,” from the musical “Dear Evan Hansen” with a moving introduction from television host James Corden:

https://www.playbill.com/article/watch-ben-platt-jordan-fisher-and-the-casts-of-dear-evan-hansen-sing-you-will-be-found-on-james-cordens-late-late-show-homefest

Wednesday: https://youtu.be/aRma_AgZe5M

Here’s a commencement address from Apple CEO Tim Cook to this year’s graduates of Ohio State University:

https://youtu.be/OGuKhvDJWes

Thursday: https://youtu.be/87WR_KXn7dU

Here’s a video about the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps:

https://youtu.be/_BpxzMdvlA8

Friday: https://youtu.be/rwa46gU-QG4

Here’s a video about how smallpox was conquered:

https://youtu.be/yqUFy-t4MlQ

Week of May 4-8

Here’s a video about doodling:

 

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here’s a video from Mariachi Vargas:

 

Here’s a video about traditional boat building in Iran:

 

Here’s a concert recording on this week’s 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ final studio album, “Let it Be:”

 

Here’s a video about “Angel’s Glow,” a Civil War mystery that a pair of high school students solved:

 

Week of April 27-May 1

Here’s a TED-Ed video of how math guides ships at sea:

 

 

Here’s a TED talk about life underwater with images that will amaze you:

 

Here’s a video about the inauguration of George Washington:

 

Here’s a video about the phenomenon known as Prince Rupert’s Drop:

 

Week of April 20-24

Here’s a performance of “mathemagic:”

 

Here’s a living room concert from violinist Nancy Zhou ’11:
And here’s a link to performances at the Globe Theatre:

 

If you haven’t yet visited the San Antonio Public Library, check it out: mysapl.org
And make sure to get the Libby app on your mobile phone, or use it on your browser at www.libbyapp.com .
Here are seven great libraries you can visit virtually:

 

Here’s a video about the career of Henry Aaron and how he broke the then-unbreakable home run record of Babe Ruth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HvOMTSe_GI
Here’s a story about Henry Aaron and how his athletic achievements affected our country:
(Warning: The story includes images of hate mail)

Week of April 13-17

Spoiler Alert: Here’s the answer: 4 children get 1 apple each while the fifth child gets the basket with the remaining apple still in it.

 

Video that includes a performance by the cast of “Hamilton”: (segment starts at 8:28):

 

ESPN story about an unforgettable act of sportsmanship:

 

Video about Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”:

 

TED talk from a paleontologist who talks about how he discovered the first swimming dinosaur:

 

Week of April 6-10

 

Video of the National Orchestra of France performing Ravel’s Bolero while under lockdown:

 

TED Talk about mind reading:

 

Lecture from Dr. David Caraway about the Naples cholera epidemic in 1910-11:

 

Week of March 30-April 3

Information about the Birthday Paradox:
For younger students:   https://youtu.be/Mt-BRveq0Eg
For more advanced students:   https://youtu.be/0TjRjqVNAYE

 

Link to “Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art” at the San Antonio Museum of Art:
List of museums that you can visit virtually:

 

1957 BBC report on a spaghetti harvest:
Explanations of the spaghetti harvest hoax:

 

Story about Tally’s Electric Theater:
“The Great Train Robbery” silent film:

 

The New York Times video of an hawk fitted with a camera:
Video of Peregrine Falcon hunting:

 

Week of March 23-27

Resources on zero:
Leonard Bernstein introducing a then-7-year-old cello prodigy, Yo Yo Ma:

 

 

 

For Families
Fundraising efforts

Students and families are living out Keystone’s pillars of Community Involvement and Responsible Leadership by launching efforts to support organizations working with people who have the COVID-19 virus and those who are responding to the effects of the pandemic. Click on the links below to learn more about projects and, if you can, please consider supporting them.

9th Graders raising money for University Health System

Keystone parent launches effort to help healthcare workers

Keystone family supporting Food Bank fundraiser