A Rousing Success!


Congratulations to the Masterclass Students of Mark Keppel! They put on 3 wonderful performances of Beauty and The Beast Jr. this weekend, showing off all their hard work and talent. Bravo!

MKS would like to thank all the Resident Artists, Students, Teachers, Parents, Volunteers and Local Businesses, as well as Eleanor J. Toll Middle School for their help to make the show a success.

Beauty and The Beast Jr. is Finally Here!

The Masterclass Students of Mark Keppel VAPA Magnet School present Beauty and The Beast Jr.! They have been working hard all year and are so excited to bring this classic tale to life. Come join us this weekend!

Performances run:

  • Friday, May 4 - 7pm
  • Saturday, May 5 - 7pm
  • Sunday, May 6 - 2pm

Tickets are available at the Door

Online Auction Begins on April 27th!

Online Auction Begins on April 27th!

Currently, we are roughly $30,000 short of MKS’ annual goal, and in order to provide the great programs that Mark Keppel is accustomed to,  MKS Foundation & The 5th Grade Committee will host an online auction starting April 27, 2018. Click the link to read more...

MKS Art Day 2018

MKS Art Day 2018

Mark Keppel was full of Art today! Thank you to all the performers, musicians, artists and other volunteers that came in today to share their talents with our students. It was wonderful for the students to learn more about the different types of Art in the world. A special THANK YOU to the Opera Guild, Ear Snacks Podcast, Hoover High Jazz Band, and Andrew Specht's Jazz Quartet for entertaining multiple classes all day!

A Great Day For A Fun Run

A Great Day For A Fun Run

A huge THANK YOU to all who made today’s Fun Run a success! Because of you, we had a great day and were able to raise money to support the Arts Enrichment Programs at Mark Keppel VAPA Magnet. Here’s a quick look at some of the fun today 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃‍♀️👀

MKS and The Music Center Presents Art Night

On Friday, December 15, 2017 from 6-8pm, The Music Center and The MKS Foundation will be hosting a FREE art night featuring artists from the Music Center. There will be storytelling, music, dance, and arts and crafts. All performances and art activities will have a holiday twist to celebrate the season. The Music Center works with some of the most talented artists in Southern California, many of whom of spent time teaching in your child's classroom. They're entertaining while often educating, and the kids have a blast.

This event is FREE and is fun for the whole family! Food and Mark Keppel Spirit Wear will be available for purchase.

MKS and The Music Center Presents Art Night, featuring the Talents of:

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#KeppelRocksTheArts Concert was a Success!

Our #KeppelRocksTheArts Concert was a great success! Faces were painted, hair was colored, food and treats were eaten and performers got to shine on-stage. Perhaps most importantly, we were able to raise some more funds for the MKS Foundation and put on a great concert for the entire school. Thank you to all who participated and volunteered. Take a look at some photos here.



💡💡💡💡GOT A LIGHT? 💡💡💡💡

MKS is looking for some lights to help brighten up the #KeppelRocksTheArts Concert on November 3rd.


These will go up around our booths and tables to help as the sun goes down.  If you have any you can lend us, label them clearly with your Child’s Name, Teacher’s Name and Email Address. You can drop them off at the front office the week of 10/30-11/3 and may pick them up the following week. Any questions can be directed to: mkspublicity@gmail.com .


Band Signups for #KeppelRocksTheArts Have Begun!

Are you or your children interested in being in a band? #KeppelRocksTheArts is coming up in November and we are signing up participants from now until Tuesday, September 26, 2017. For those that aren't familiar with #KeppelRocksTheArts, MKS partners with Neighborhood Rock School to place your kids into student bands. The kids then get weekly lessons in an instrument of their choosing and performs at our #KeppelRocksTheArts Concert on November 3, 2017

All are welcome and it is FREE to participate! We are also looking for any interested Parents who want to form Parent Bands.

For more information, please go the top of the screen to ABOUT and then select #MKSRocksTheArts.


MKS Annual Family Fund Drive Kick-Off

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MKS kicks off its Annual Family Fund Drive at Back To School Night. Did you know that 100% of the Resident Artist salaries comes directly from donations to MKS? Without the efforts and donations from our Keppel Families, we would have NO art classes at all.

Our 2017-18 Fund Drive Goal is $120,000. That's equal to $100 a student. All donations are tax-deductible and there are a variety of donation levels to consider. A minimum donation of $50 gets you an automatic entry into the Donate! Create! Win! Opportunity Drawing featuring art and family-friendly related prizes.

The Family Fund Drive will continue for the next two months, culminating in #KeppelRocksTheArts, a fun, family-friendly music concert featuring student bands, teacher bands and parent bands all rockin' the night away. Stay tuned for details on how you or your child can participate.

For more information, please go the top of the screen to ABOUT and then select MKS FAMILY FUND DRIVE.