May 17, 2023
– A Letter from Our Head of School
– 2023 Valedictorian
– 2023 Salutatorian
– 2023 Man and Woman of Character
– Proven Patriot Awards
– Academic Champions
– State Athletic Results
– MS Patriot Night
– Summer Camp – Sign Up Now
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Fun Run Results & Thank You Donors
– Parent Group Updates: Friday Snacks, Kite Day, Patriot Outfitters formerly Bookstore
FINE ARTS NEWS
PATRIOT LEARNING CENTER NEWS
– PLC Tricycle Rodeo
LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
– LS Updates by Grade Level
– Artists of the Week
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– NJHS Service Projects
– MS Coaches Corner
– Summer Volleyball Camp Information
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– Upcoming HS Events
– Coaches Corner
– Volleyball Summer Camp Information
A LETTER FROM OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL
All Saints Family,
What a busy and rewarding year we have had at All Saints. Thank you to all of our students, faculty, staff and families for all of the time, effort and passion they collectively poured into our school. It seems as if the school year has flown by, but it also feels like we enjoyed a wonderfully “normal” year after the past few years of challenges and disruptions.
Obviously, it takes a collective effort to succeed in the unique and challenging world of an independent school, but we must take a moment to thank our faculty and staff who eagerly and passionately work to educate and grow our students every day. They feed on each other’s energy and love for our students, and it shows in the spirit and culture of our community. The teaching and creativity within our classrooms are special, but nothing is more amazing than the relationships that are formed between our teachers and coaches with their students.
A successful year is not without its challenges and difficult moments, none more impactful than the recent passing of Candace Cameron, a beloved teacher of young people who was also a valued and loved colleague. In the darkness, a light will shine its brightest, and the light of the All Saints community continued to shine and lead our students and faculty through a sad time. We will always remember and honor Mrs. Cameron and her family. We will also remember the guiding light at All Saints with comforting words from Chaplain Paige, the ever-present love and guidance of our teachers and staff all with incredible support and help from our parents and families.
Challenging times aid us all in keeping our perspective and re-focusing on the important things. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer break and that we all make time for the “important” things with family and friends. The administration, faculty and staff are excited about the future of All Saints and the challenges of remaining at the forefront of the rapidly changing and challenging world of education.
Thank you for allowing your children and families to be a part of the All Saints community. Have a great summer break.
With Patriot Pride,
2023 VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN
Last Friday at the High School Awards Celebration the much anticipated 2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian were announced. Counselor Gwen Belk explained that three seniors earned exactly the same final cumulative GPA of 4.889 after attending All Saints High School for all four years. Diego Roberto Cervera, Campbell Elise Howe, and Madeline Elizabeth Matthews were named as the 2023 Valedictorians. She also announced Lauren Noelle Bayouth earned the next highest cumulative GPA with 4.881 and is the 2023 Salutatorian.
Valedictorian Diego Roberto Cervera is All Saints’ first National Merit Finalist and is also a College Board National Hispanic Scholar. He will attend Johns Hopkins University and plans on majoring in Biochemistry on the Pre-med track. Cervera is the son of Gabriela and Dr. Aurelio Cervera. He has attended All Saints since the third grade. His brothers, Octavio and Sebastian are currently freshmen at All Saints.
Valedictorian Campbell Elise Howe is a 2023 Senior Proven Patriot, National Merit Commended Scholar, and is the Student Body President. Howe’s parents are Dr. Jennifer Owen and Dr. Tom Howe. She has attended All Saints for 14 years. She will attend Texas A&M University Honors College and plans to study medical anthropology or molecular/cellular biology in preparation for applying to medical school.
Valedictorian Madeline Elizabeth Matthews is a 2023 Senior Proven Patriot. She is also a member of the 2023 TAPPS 2A State Champion Speech Team. Matthews was the 2022 TAPPS 2A State Dance Solo Champion and 2022 TAPPS 2A State Dance Team Champion. Matthews is the daughter of Candice and John Matthews. She will attend Texas Christian University Honors College. She has attended All Saints since Preschool. Her brother, Garrett, is an All Saints alumnus.
Salutatorian Lauren Noelle Bayouth is the 2023 Woman of Character. She received the DAR Good Citizens Award in the fall and was named the 2022 Homecoming Queen. Bayouth will attend Oklahoma State University Honors College with plans to later attend graduate school to earn a Physical Therapy doctorate. She began All Saints 15 years ago in Preschool. Her parents are Debbie and Kyle Jones, and Dr. Charles Bayouth. Siblings Jacob, Joseph, and Katie Bayouth are All Saints alumni. She has two step-siblings, Karlee and Karson Jones.
2023 MAN AND WOMAN OF CHARACTER
Two seniors received the school’s most prestigious honor, the Man and Woman of Character Award, during the High School Awards celebration on Friday night. The 2023 Man and Woman of Character are seniors Joseph Paone and Lauren Bayouth.
This award is given to two seniors who epitomize a character of integrity, maturity, compassion, joy, purposefulness, and commitment. These young leaders represent the All Saints’ ideal of a love of learning and a love of life. They are selected by the high school administration, faculty, and coaching staff.
Woman of Character Lauren Bayouth is very active on and off campus. She is was a member of the All Saints volleyball, basketball, and track teams and served as a National Honor Society officer. Outside of school she volunteers with the National Charity League and plays on club volleyball and basketball teams.
In addition, Bayouth has been recognized locally by Lone Star Athlete and Athlete of the Week as being one of the most outstanding volleyball and basketball players on the South Plains. Hub City Preps 2023 All City Girls Basketball Team named Bayouth as Hub City’s Most Valuable Player. Lone Star Varsity named her to its Basketball Super Team Second Team. In addition to her honors in athletics, last fall the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded her the DAR 2023 Good Citizen of the Year Award.
“From the time I arrived at the high school, I could see Ms. Bayouth’s character was second to none. She is most deserving of this award and is a model All Saints student,” High School Division Head Colin Madding said. “We are proud of her for this achievement and all of her accomplishments.”
Bayouth will attend Oklahoma State University (OSU) Honors College in the fall with plans to later attend graduate school to earn a Physical Therapy doctorate. She began All Saints 15 years ago in Preschool. Her parents are Debbie and Kyle Jones, and Dr. Charles Bayouth. Siblings Jacob, Joseph, and Katie Bayouth are All Saints alumni. She has two step-siblings, Karlee and Karson Jones.
“Lauren Bayouth is quite simply, one of the most outstanding young ladies that I have worked with in 42 years of education,” High School Counselor Gwen Belk said. “Her impeccable character, her strong work ethic, and her winning personality are what makes Lauren special.”
This is not the first time Bayouth and Man of Character Joseph Paone have been honored together. They were elected by the High School Student Body last fall as the 2022 Homecoming King and Queen.
Man of Character Joseph Paone has also been very active on and off campus.
At All Saints, he served as the president of the National Honor Society and was a member of the basketball, track and field, and tennis teams.
“When I think of great character, I think of integrity, respect, dedication, and loyalty. Joseph exemplifies each of these characteristics and more making him the perfect recipient of this award,” Madding said.
He has been the recipient of the Head of School Honor Roll throughout his high school years as well as receiving TAPPS Academic All State Awards and TAPPS Athletic Awards for basketball, track, and tennis, which includes being listed on the TAPPS All State Team for tennis, track, and basketball. Most recently, Paone was a member of the school’s first-ever 4X400 State Relay Championship team.
Paone has attended All Saints for 15 years. His parents are Dee and Dr. Ralph Paone. His brothers Vincent, Anthony, and Dominic are All Saints alumni. He will attend Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business.
“Joseph Paone is a dedicated and talented young man. He has the most wonderful and endearing personality,” Belk said. “He leads quietly by example and has such respect from his peers and the All Saints faculty. Joseph is so very deserving of this prestigious award.”
18 Seniors Accumulate $3.86 Million in Merit Scholarships
Graduating seniors were honored last week with a luncheon to welcome them to the All Saints Alumni Association. These 18 All Saints seniors have been accepted to 52 universities and have accumulated $3.86 million in merit scholarships already. Congrats class of 2023!
Oh, The Places They’ll Go!
Abigail Barritt, Northern Arizona University
Lauren Bayouth, Oklahoma State University
Sara Carothers, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, School of Architecture
Natalie Caswell, Louisiana State University
Diego Cervera, Johns Hopkins University
Portia Clary, Texas Tech University
Chloe Conover, Bethune-Cookman University
Mason Dawson, South Plains College
Grady Geihsler, Texas Christian University
Campbell Howe, Texas A&M University
Maddie Matthews, Texas Christian University
Rowe Osborne, Texas Tech University
Joseph Paone, Southern Methodist University
Emma Steele, Texas Tech University
Lee Taylor, Texas Tech University
Daniel Vermillion, Texas Christian University
Kate White, Texas Christian University
Curtis Yates, Texas Tech University
Proven Patriot Awards
The Proven Patriots awards are selected by the high school administration, faculty, and coaching staff for the high school students exemplifying the All Saints traditions of academic achievement, extracurricular participation, community service, and leadership. Three students are chosen from each grade as Proven Patriots.
The Senior Proven Patriots are Sara Carothers, Campbell Howe, and Maddie Matthews. Calvin Carpenter, Rohan Felton, and Jeye Johnson are the Junior Proven Patriots. Sophomore Proven Patriots are Elizabeth Johnson, Brady Lowe, and Luke Rushing. Nate Bumstead, Emma Lane, and Deklan White are the Freshman Proven Patriots.
TAPPS 2A ACADEMIC TEAM CHAMPIONS
The high school TAPPS Academics team swept the TAPPS 2A State Academic Competition defeating 18 2A teams to win the TAPPS 2A State Academics Championship for the third consecutive year. All Saints earned 199 points, which is 132.5 more points than the second place team.
“We are so proud of our high school students and faculty for winning the TAPPS State 2A Academic Championship for the third consecutive year,” All Saints Head of School Robert Brashear said. “The time, effort and intentionality that everyone committed to in preparing throughout the year at numerous practices and academic competitions are impressive. Their championship was certainly earned, and it is representative of the high academic expectations and cumulative education experience at All Saints. It is a great time to be an All Saints Patriot.”
“We are so proud of our students and teachers accomplishments in winning another academic state championship,” High School Division Head Colin Madding said. “Their hard work and pursuit of excellence in all they do show through daily. This achievement is a testament to the strong positive culture that exists at All Saints!”
2023 TAPPS STATE ACADEMIC MEET RESULTS
Number Sense: Rohan Felton (junior) – 1st Place; Alex Xu (sophomore): 6th Place
Calculator: Joseph Paone (senior) – 4th Place; Joshua Eckert (junior): 5th Place
Math: Alex Xu (sophomore) – 1st Place; Luke Rushing (sophomore) – 4th Place
Advanced Math: Rohan Felton (junior) – 4th Place; Matthew Zhang (junior) 6th Place; Campbell Howe (senior) – 7th Place
Science: Diego Cervera (senior) – 1st Place; Campbell Howe (senior) – 3rd Place; Luke Rushing (junior) – 5th Place,
Top Chemistry Score – Diego Cervera (senior)
Top Biology Score – Diego Cervera (senior)
Spelling: Jameson Seal (junior) – 2nd Place; Matthew Zhang (junior) – 3rd Place; Harry Roberts (junior) – 7th Place
Social Studies: Jeye Johnson (junior) – 5th Place
Literary Criticism: Abigail Barritt (senior) – 7th Place
Ready Writing: Curtis Yates (senior) – 1st Place; Maddie Matthews (senior) – 3rd Place
Spanish: Diego Cervera (senior) – 3rd Place; Sofia Dominguez (junior) – 6th Place
Prose: Anna Lipe (freshman) – 4th Place; Natalie Caswell (senior) – 5th Place
Poetry – Jeye Johnson (junior) 3rd Place
Original Oratory: Maddie Matthews (senior) -2nd Place; Abigail Barritt (senior) – 3rd Place; Campbell Howe (senior) – 6th Place
Persuasive Speaking: Calvin Carpenter (junior) – 1st Place; Maddie Matthews (senior) – 2nd Place; Sydney Smith (sophomore) – 3rd Place
Solo Acting – Chloe Conover (senior) – 3rd Place; Hannah Harvey (sophomore) – 7th Place
Duet Acting – Brooks Burns (junior) and Dylan Caffey (freshman) – 4th Place; Erin Brodbeck (freshman) and Emma Lane (freshman) – 7th Place
LD Debate – Calvin Carpenter (junior) – 1st Place
Art – Sara Carothers (senior) Senior Art Portfolio – 1st Place; Isabelle Hidalgo (freshman) Drawing Category 6th place
Yearbook – Sofia Dominguez (junior); sophomores Maya Vermillion, Shiloh Roach, Calista Conklin, Rylee Rose, Addy Dalley, Nola Woods – 5th Place
STATE ATHLETIC CHAMPIONS
MS PATRIOT NIGHT AWARDS
Patriot Night honors middle school athletes for their athletic endeavors and accomplishments throughout the year. Coaches reviewed the year and praised the athletes for their teamwork, dedication and work ethic. Patriot Awards were given to those athletes who exemplify sportsmanship and athleticism in their sport.
The Kenneth H. Bastian Jr. Patriot Pride Award is also given to one boy and one girl athlete. This award, named after a former All Saints Head of School, is voted on by the entire coaching staff. Recipients of this award represent the All Saints Way as well as sportsmanship, discipline, commitment, skill and participation across various sports. Congratulations to eighth grade student athletes Lauren Brashear and Sonne Galvan on this prestigious award.
LOOKING AHEAD - MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- Fifth Grade Trip to Virginia
- Eighth Grade Trip to Washington D.C.
- HS Graduation
- Lowerpalooza (Kindergarten – Fourth Grades)
- Yearbook Dedication
- Spike Fest
- School Dismissed at Noon for Professional Development
- Yearbook Signing
- End of School Eucharist
- Noon: School Dismissed for Summer Break
For a more detailed calendar of events including sporting events, please refer to the weekly email sent out every Sunday at 3pm to all parents and faculty or visit the school website calendar!
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
PARENT GROUP UPDATES
We are so thankful for our volunteers who bless our teachers with Friday Snacks! A special thank you to the following ladies and their families:
Shelli Wolfe, Marlise Boyles, Krystin Herrera, Liz Artho, Baylee Davis, Christi Wier, Lauren Cranford, Lauren Pinkston, Cas Timberlake, Jennifer Burkett, Angie Lane, Ashleigh Brewer, Charley Brewer, Maia Ghandour, Jessica Miller, Kacee Harvey, Michelle Lewis
Please click on the link to sign up for the last few spots of the year. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0948A4A628ABFE3-friday
FINE ARTS NEWS
Fine Arts Night
Wow. We have some talented artists at All Saints! The 2023 Fine Arts Night is in the books and it was a spectacular display of artistry! Thank you to all of the families who came out to support our Patriot artists. We heard beautiful music and experienced some spectacular performances.
Abernathy Band Festival
All Saints Band members participated in the Abernathy Band Festival on April 19th. Fourth grade band, Red Band, Blue Band and High School Band all participated with great success. All four received the highest rating of Superior Performance -1st Division. “I am so proud of our students. They have worked hard and had their best performance of the year so far,” said Mr. Cross, Band Director. “We had tremendous support from parents and administrators at the event and we would like to thank them for supporting the kids,” said Mr. Cross. Congratulations, also, to Band Director Charley Cross and Assistant Band Director Rob Lovett on a job well done.
PATRIOT LEARNING CENTER
It’s FIESTA time! Kindergarten students had their Fiesta last Friday after preparing in their Spanish and Music classes. The day included a program for parents and guests followed by a special lunch
The Science Spectrum space bubble made a trip to All Saints for students in pre-first. This was a great, interactive way to learn about space.
First Grade is wrapping up their oral book reports as the 22/23 year comes to a close. Each student chooses a book to read and then presents it to the class. This project is one that first grade students look forward to each year and in addition to building reading skills, also introduces public speaking during the first grade year.
Mrs. Kitchen’s second and third grade science classes have been keeping a close eye on duck eggs. The ducklings finally hatched last Thursday, May 11!
Fourth grader Lucy Winter was the winner of the Lowerpalooza t-shirt design contest. All students in third and fourth grade were given the opportunity to submit art for a two marker challenge. Submissions were narrowed down and voted upon by staff. Thank you to all students who entered and congratulations Lucy!
The third grade hallway was transformed into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. After reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory students watched the movie and celebrated with lunch and chocolate. Willy Wonka made a surprise appearance and delivered random golden tickets to five lucky kids!
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
NJHS Service Projects
The NJHS has been hard at work the last few weeks.
In April they hosted a Middle School Lock-in. No admission fee was charged but they asked students to bring full-size hygiene items. Almost 500 items were brought and these were donated to The Rainbow Room.
In addition, the seventh grade members of the NJHS hosted a work day. Many helped with landscaping and others helped clean up around the middle school, including sorting the many lost/found items that are now on display in the lobby hallway of the Middle School (in case your middle schooler is missing something).
Additionally, NJHS partnered with one of our All Saints families — the Fullers– and their business, The Red Barn Retreat and Quilting Center. In celebration of the Red Barn’s birthday, they hosted a Teddy Bear Tea. At the tea, guests were asked to purchase a ticket which gave them the opportunity to fill 2 stuffed animals, one for them to take home and one to donate. These donated animals will also go to the Rainbow Room. NJHS students prepped filling for the animals and served that day as “fillers” and other helpers. (pictures attached) Many of the donated animals have been handed over unstuffed, so NJHS students will spend the next couple of weeks filling these and will deliver them to the Rainbow Room. Around 70 animals will be donated.
NJHS students have already put in over 700 combined hours of service this year, and are not done yet!
All Saints Middle School Tennis wrapped up their season at the WTCAA Tournament in Amarillo.
“I couldn’t be more proud of these young athletes and the program that we are building,” states Coach Tucker Richolson. “WTCAA only allows us to bring 16 of our 52 middle school tennis athletes to the tournament. However, the success of these players would not be possible without the help of all of their teammates.”
Congratulations to the following medal winners:
Jacob Moss – Boys Singles Champion
Madeline Nichols – Girls Singles 3rd place
Eli Kerby & Sebastian Hidalgo – Boys Doubles Champions
Chase Rushing & Jake Wischmeyer – Boys Doubles Runner Ups
Other Finishes include:
Berklie Wade & Knox Rushing – Mixed Doubles 4th place
Charlie Howle & Kris Wischmeyer – Girls Doubles 4th place
Alejandro Verdugo & Logan Wolfe – Mixed Doubles Consolation Finalist
Olly Killeen & Tess Stockdale – Girls Doubles Consolation Finalist
William Eppright – Boys Singles Quarterfinalist
Braelyn Quesada – Girls Singles Quarterfinalist
All Saints Middle School track and field athletes recently competed in the WTCAA Track Championship hosted at All Saints on April 18. After a great season of hard work and improvement, these Patriots took away top finishes. Congratulations Patriots!!
All of our young athletes have been strong competitors this season with everyone contributing to the team. The girls team finished 1st overall with the boys team coming in 6th. Team members and top three finishers are as follows:
Lauren Brashear – 2nd place Long Jump
Lauren Brashear – 1st place Triple Jump
Kayci Cave – 3rd place 2400 M Run
Shelby Rivas, Lauren Brashear, Hannah Owen, Lucy Maupin – 1st place 4 x 100 M Relay
Breanna Simons – 3rd place 100 M Hurdles
Aaryn Jae Ross – 3rd place 100 M Dash
Shelby Rivas, Jeanelle Imiere, Hannah Owen, Lucy Maupin – 1st place 4 x 200 M Relay
Aaryn Jae Ross – 2nd place 400 M Dash
Zoey Scranton – 3rd place 300 M Hurdles
Amelia Anderson – 2nd place 1600 M Run
Kayci Cave – 3rd place 1600 M Run
Berklie Wade, Hannah Owen, Lucy Maupin, Aaryn Jae Ross – 4 x 400 M Relay
Other team members include Amelia Anderson, Londyn Burkholder, Hadley Haislip, Ellery Lowe, Rebecca Richmond, Nour Sabouni, Sophia Scioli, Presley Scolaro, Sophie Scolaro, Harris Underwood, and Kenedee Valdez
Sonne Galvan – 1st place 800 M Run
West Osborne – 2nd place 110 M Hurdles
Ethan Mendez – 1st place 100 M Dash
Sonne Galvan – 1st place 400 M Dash
West Osborne – 3rd place 300 M Hurdles
Sonne Galvan – 2nd place 200 M Dash
Other team members include Raphael Codding, Gurvir Gill, and Fletcher Lowe.
Our Middle School Golf team worked hard and came away from the season with strong fundamentals.
The girls finished third in the WTCAA tournament in Amarillo.
Girls Individual Medal Winners:
Carter Piland – 3rd Place
Kynlie Jones – 4th Place
The boy’s team had two individuals who placed in the top 10:
Gavin McCarty – 4th Place
Ethan Mendez – 9th Place
Congratulations to all of the middle school golf athletes on a good season.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Mark Your Calendar...
Congratulations to the 2023 Prom Queen Kate White and Prom King Rowe Osborne! Thank you to all of the parents who helped make this evening a success. A very special thank you is extended to Dee Paone and Sunni Osborne for heading up the planning and decorations! Nice work.
Track and Field
The High School Golf team finished their season at the state competition in Waco.
They finished in third place at the TAPPS 2A State Golf Championship.
Their combined team score earned them third place. Junior Luke D’Alise earned the Eighth Place Individual Award.
Team members are junior Luke D’Alise, Rohan Felton, Jacque Hunter, Kaden Jimenez, and sophomore Noah Garcia. They are coached by David Chapman.