Connecting with other students is important, whether it be face to face on in an online setting.  Keystone offers opportunities for students to interact with other Keystone students from all over the world.  Take a look at what is available! 

Keystone Clubs

Keystone Helping Hands: 

The mission of Keystone’s Helping Hands provides students with the opportunity to be involved within their communities. Members of this club will be expected to develop and fulfill a service project in their community.  Students and the club advisor will meet on a monthly basis to discuss their projects and additional ways to enhance their community service experience.   The community service experience allows the members of the club to enhance their problem solving skills through thinking, talking and writing.  The students are provided with the opportunity to work with members of the community to improve the quality of life for others. Lastly they will develop a sense of community responsibility and civic duty. Together they will make a World of Difference!  If you are interested in learning more about this club, email Mrs. Jones at eljones@thekeystoneschool.net.

Science Club: 

Are you fascinated by all things Science? Do you enjoy learning about animals? Does the mind and how it works interest you? Are you just looking to connect with other students your age and discuss fun things from different fields of Science? If you said yes to any of these questions, then the Science Club is for you! We currently meet once a month and have a fun filled hour where we talk about an array of topics from all fields of Science. We keep it interesting by having teacher and/or student led presentations with lots of interaction. Recent topics have included Green Chemistry, Creating a Mind Palace, and Saving the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Joining the Science club will help you connect with other Keystone students by sharing about the things that interest you, while learning more about the things that interests them! If you are interested in learning more about this club, email Ms. Berich at eberich@thekeystoneschool.net.

Photography Club: 

The Keystone Photography Club (KPC) enables students to enjoy and gain expertise in the exciting art of photography. Members share their picture through monthly contests, albums and participation in Blackboard Collaborate meetings. We discuss photography/camera tips, image editing, critiquing photographs, etc.  KPC Members enhance their creative, technical and communication skills and gain a sense of tolerance and understanding regarding diverse viewpoints. Our club is classified as a private club through Yahoo Groups and has 45 members (and gaining). Each month features a different contest theme. Some of our past themes have been: Together, Trees, Berries, Unusual Point-of-View, Close-ups, Celebrations , Self-Portraits, Animals, Architecture, Reflections, etc.  If you are interested in learning more about this club, email Mrs. McVicker at gmcvicker@thekeystoneschool.net.

High School Computer Coding Club:

The Computer Coding club will be hosted twice a month. Students can be open to talk about different techniques for coding or simply be infused with new platforms that will aide in computer coding. Java, Python, Web Design, Visual Studio, and Multimedia Fusion 2.5. We will have outside projects provided by Mr. Karlik or programming websites that will incorporate different types of platforms. Please feel free to bring outside ideas that we can use for the club and hopefully enter a couple of competitions throughout the year. Please bring any ideas to discuss in regards to computer science, current news articles, or simply add an idea for the club to talk about. Please download visual studio prior to the meeting, we will be going over visual basic-a great intro to graphical user interface programming. Here is the link to click: https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/ . It's a 'free' download. Contact the club advisor, Mr. Karlik (tkarlik@thekeystoneschool.net) for more information about the club and joining. 

High School Book Club:

When students are looking for a place to meet others and spend time together – the Keystone Book Club is a great venue. Not only does it give students a chance to read for pleasure, but it also allows students to participate in Discussion Boards and online meetings with one another. The Keystone Book Club started in 2010.  Since then, the club has read over 30 books together.  Ranging from classics like, The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mocking Bird, to new writings such as, The Maze Runner and Life of Pi. The Keystone Book Club is very student-driven. Students are given the opportunity to participate in the Leaders Council or just enjoy being a member of the club itself. The Leaders Council makes decisions regarding the club’s organization and function, as well as, leading the group’s meetings and discussion board conversations.  It is a great opportunity for students to learn how to take a leadership role and be responsible for different aspects of the Club. One of the greatest things about the book club is that you can choose to participate as much or as little as you would like. Students’ schedules vary throughout the year. The Book Club affords them the opportunity to participate when they have time, and take a step back from their membership when school work and other commitments become more strenuous. If a student is interested is joining the book club, they can contact Mrs. Puentes at
kpuentes@thekeystoneschool.net.

Keystone Leadership Society:

The mission of the Keystone Leadership Society is to enable the students to have a voice in their education along with providing students the opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills and understanding of teamwork. Students working collaboratively together is a key feature in developing social and academic skills for the 21st century. Please contact Mrs. Wagner (hwagner@thekeystoneschool.net) for more information.

Keystone Literary Magazine:

The Literary Magazine group is proud to share out the second edition of “The Rolling Keystone.” This magazine includes creative works by Keystone students and was formatted and edited by a group of four talented Keystone students. We hope you enjoy it, and if you find that you are interested in joining our group, please reach out to Ms. Jesaitis (pjesaitis@thekeystoneschool.net) for more information.

**Physical copies can also be purchased, but if anyone is interested in doing that, please contact Ms. Jesaitis about it (pjesaitis@thekeystoneschool.net) and they will need to be purchased by the student/parent. 

High School Math Club:

This club is for any student who has an interest in math. You need not excel in math to participate. The club will take a variety of math related topics such as: interesting facts and applications, the history of math, practical uses and problem solving. Contact the advisors- Ms. Kasa (ckasa@thekeystoneschool.net) and/or Mrs. Benedict (sbenedict@thekeystoneschool.net) for more informaton the club and joining.

Other ways to connect

Social Media:

Discussion Boards:

Discussion boards are available as a fun way to get to know other students in the Resource and Orientation Center as well as the Guidance Services Resource Center.  Take a look!  Make sure to read the rules carefully to make sure you are using this fun tool in the right way.  Discussion boards are also a part of the academic work for high school online students. You'll find those Discussion Boards directly in your course and they are graded assignments.  

Outside of Keystone:

While online socializing can be fun, many students are also looking for ways to interact face to face with other people.  We encourage Keystone students to investigate opportunities for fun in their own community. Some suggestions are: 

  • Community athletics
  • Religious groups
  • Volunteering in your community
  • Community centers

See what your community has to offer and get involved!