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March 2, 2022

Table of Contents

HEADLINE NEWS
– MS Theatre Wins State PSIA
– District PSIA Competition
– 3 Spring Events
LOOKING AHEAD
 – Calendar of Events

CHAPEL NOTES & SERVERS

NURSES NOTES
– April is Immunization Month

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT
– Ellie Longley
– Gurvir Gill

ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Swigs and Sweets on Campus
– Family Kite Day
– Patriot Fun Run
– Swing for the Future Golf Tournament
– Library News | Spring Book Fair
– All Saints Summer Camps

FINE ARTS
– MS Theatre Wins State
– Garza Earns Top Honors
– Theatre Oscar Watch Party

PLC / LS NEWS
– Patriot of the Week
– Artists of the Week
– Tricycle Rodeo
– Tumbling Showtime
– Fourth Grade Night at the Museum
– Third and Fourth Grade Service Project

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– New House System
– Seventh Grade Texas History Trip
– MS Patriot Night
– MS Coaches Corner

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– “Gift of Time” Fundraiser
– HS Coaches Corner

MS Theatre Wins State One-Act Play Competition

All Saints Episcopal School Middle School Theatre students are State Champions!

The middle school one-act play team competed against five other schools at the PSIA State Contest in Gainesville on April 1-2. All Saints’ production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Dwayne Hartford received first place.

Individual student awards include:
All Star Cast – Lia Liu and Dylan Caffey
Honorable Mention All Star Cast – Ian Jeffreys, Reya Felton, and Katy Jane St. Clair

*Learn more under the “Fine Arts” section of this issue.

District PSIA; 25 Students Advance to State in 39 Contests

PSIA State Qualifiers

The Private Schools Interscholastic Association is a Texas statewide organization that sponsors academic and fine arts competitions in 19 events for students in grades 1-8. On Saturday, March 5, 2022, the district meet was held at St. Joseph’s School and Holy Cross Catholic Academy in Amarillo. We once again put forth a very strong team with 54 students competing in 90 contests.

This district meet could not have been successful without the tremendous support of the All Saints community. Thank you to all those who took time on Saturday to help run this wonderful event: Christina Barritt, Ashleigh Brewer, Charley Brewer, Matt Bumstead, Gabriela Cervera, Dorothy Davis, Ashley Epps, Shaili Felton, Harvinder Gill, Priya Gill, Greg Hutchinson, Ejoke Imiere, Heidi Jeffreys, Diana Jimenez, Angie Lane, Beckey Lipe, Kim Mills-Oller, Wendy Needham, Luke Oaks, Ashlee Owens, Karen Phillips, JT Seymore, Candice Simons, Irma Sizer, Shane Strawbridge, Vicki Teakell, John Wright, Nancy Cooper, Karen Gretzler, Cathy Smith, Alex Webster, Collin Madding, Michelle Guerra

Here is a list of all the students who competed and how they fared at the competition. Points are awarded to schools for each student who finishes in the top six in each event.

Please note on your calendar that the PSIA State meet will take place in Fort Worth at Texas Christian University on Saturday, May 7. All Saints will be represented by 25 students competing in 39 contests. We look forward to seeing how they perform at TCU!

First Grade         
Bonnie Evans:  Creative Writing
Shaddix Hernandez:  Storytelling  (5th)
Laura Wright:  Creative Writing (5th), Storytelling (4th)

Second Grade
Amreen Dhaliwal:  Creative Writing (3rd), Mathematics (6th), Spelling (3rd)
Briella Flores:  Spelling, Storytelling 3 (4th)
Kate Fuller:  Creative Writing (2nd), Mathematics, Storytelling
Cooper Halbrooks:  Storytelling (2nd)
Max McCutchin:  Storytelling 3 (5th)
Harrison Nichols:  Spelling (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Sullivan Phillips:  Mathematics
Klara Smith:  Storytelling
Neena Thomas:  Creative Writing (5th)

Third Grade
Allie Bolton:  Spelling
Emery Epps:  Mathematics (3rd)
Gabby Jimenez:  Storytelling (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Scarlett Mooty:  Mathematics (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Luke Moss:  Mathematics (2nd)
Danylo Nesterenko:  Ready Writing (6th)
Konrad Smith:  Ready Writing (5th), Spelling (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Margaret Tirey:  Spelling

Fourth Grade
Addison Abbe:  Prose Interpretation (5th)
Avery Andrews:  Prose Interpretation (3rd), Ready Writing (3rd)
Jaden Imiere:  Mathematics, Spelling (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER), Music Memory (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Analies Liu:  Ready Writing (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER), Spelling (1st – STATE QUALIFIER),
Rylan Oaks: Spelling
Ella Smith: Prose Interpretation (4th)
Madison Thompson: Music Memory (5th), Ready Writing

Fifth Grade

Cade Brewer:  Mathematics, Number Sense (3rd), Vocabulary (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Penelope Fuller: Ready Writing (3rd)
Cayden Halbrooks: Ready Writing (6th), Vocabulary (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER)
Kagan Hernandez: Information Skills, Prose Interpretation (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Lexi Jeffreys: Prose Interpretation (3rd)
Bella Molligan: Music Memory (4th)
Ellie Beth Moss: Prose Interpretation (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER)

Sixth Grade

Nanaki Dhaliwal: Maps, Graphs, & Charts (6th), Mathematics (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER), Number Sense (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER), Ready Writing (4th), Science (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER)
Gurvir Gill: Information Skills (1st – STATE QUALIFIER), Mathematics (1st – STATE QUALIFIER), Number Sense (1st – STATE QUALIFIER), Science (1st – STATE QUALIFIER), Vocabulary (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Leah Hutchinson: Ready Writing (3rd), Spelling (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER),
Anuva Iyer: Ready Writing (5th)
Anna Belle Needham: Impromptu Spelling 7/8 (1st – STATE QUALIFIER), Prose Interpretation (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Madeline Nichols: Music Memory
Tess Stockdale: Prose Interpretation (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER)

Seventh Grade

Sonne Galvan:  Number Sense (5th)
Jeanelle Imiere: Number Sense (3rd), Vocabulary (3rd)
Ian Jeffreys: Modern Oratory (2nd), Impromptu Speaking (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER)
Jacob Moss: Maps, Graphs, & Charts (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER), Number Sense (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Breanna Simons: Ready Writing (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)

Eighth Grade
Erin Brodbeck: On-Site Drawing (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER)
Nate Bumstead: Music Memory (1st – STATE QUALIFIER) [Perfect Score]
Octavio Cervera: Mathematics (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER)
Sebastian Cervera: Mathematics (4th), Vocabulary (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Lauren Evans: On-Site Drawing (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Reya Felton: Modern Oratory (1st – STATE QUALIFIER), Prose Interpretation (2nd – STATE QUALIFIER), Ready Writing (1st – STATE QUALIFIER)
Kallie Lampe: Science
Emma Lane: On-Site Drawing (5th), Ready Writing (3rd), Vocabulary (5th)
Anna Lipe: Information Skills (1st – STATE QUALIFIER), Prose Interpretation (1st – STATE QUALIFIER), Spelling (1st – STATE QUALIFIER), Maps, Graphs, & Charts (3rd)

Three Exciting Spring Events…

*Check out more information on each of these events in the “All School News” section!

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 6
  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person School Chapel for Lower School and Middle School Jones Gym. Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 8 a.m. – 2 p.m: Kindergarten Shadow Day
  • All Day: High School Varsity Tennis @ TAPPS State Tennis Championship, Waco
Thursday, April 7
  • Red Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person School Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Lower School, and Middle School Jones Gym. PLC,  Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m: New Pre-Kindergarten Students Preview Day
  • All Day: High School Varsity Tennis @ TAPPS State Tennis Championship, Waco
  • 6:15 a.m. – 5 p.m:  Middle School Golf @ Holy Cross Tournament, Palo Duro Creek Country Club, 50 Country Club Drive, Palo Duro
  • All Day: High School Golf @ Palo Duro Tournament, Palo Duro Creek Country Club, 50 Country Club Drive, Palo Duro
  • 7- 8 p.m: Fourth Grade Night at the Museum Part Two ⚔, Kirby Commons
Friday, April 8
  • Red Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person All School Chapel for PLC, Lower School, Middle School, High School, Patriot Gym. All parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m:  Senior Luncheon, 4ORE Golf, 6909 Marsha Sharp Freeway, Lubbock
  • 11 a.m: Tricycle Rodeo, Jones Gym 🤠
Saturday, April 9
  • All Day: TAPPS State Vocal Championships
  • 7 – 10:30 p.m: High School Prom, Lubbock Country Club, 3400 Mesa Road, Lubbock 💃🏻🕺🏻
Monday, April 11
  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person Chapel for Lower School and Middle School, Jones Gym. Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 8 a.m: First and Second Grade Musical Offerings During Chapel, Jones Gym
  • All Day:  High School TAPPS Academics Team @ TAPPS State Academic Competition, Waco
  • 4 – 7 p.m:  Middle School Tennis vs Christ the King, Preston Manor Tennis Center, 922 Canterbury Street, Wolfforth
Tuesday, April 12
  • Red Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person Chapel for Lower School and Middle School, Jones Gym. Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • All Day:  High School TAPPS Academics Team @ TAPPS State Academic Competition, Waco
Wednesday, April 13
Thursday, April 14
  • Red Day
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m: Maundy Thursday Service, Jones Gym 🙏🏻
Friday, April 15 
  • Good Friday: NO School / NO Daycare.
  • Easter Break April 15 18: Daycare available April 18 (School resumes April 19)
Looking Ahead
  • April 15 –  18: Easter Break – NO SCHOOL – No Daycare Available on Good Friday, Daycare Available on Monday
  • April 18: High School TAPPS District Golf Tournament
  • April 19: Dress Uniform; Easter Eucharist+, Fun Run Pep Rally 📣
  • April 20:  Abernathy Band Contest; Board of Trustees Meeting
  • April 21: 8 a.m. Chapel Moving Up Day; 2:15 p.m. Tumbling Showtime 🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♂️
  • April 22: Progress Reports: HS TAPPS District Track Meet @ All Saints; MS WTCAA Tennis Championships @ Lubbock Burgess-Rushing Tennis Center; 7 p.m. Third & Fourth Grade Theatre Performance
  • April 23 – 24:  AIMS Testing
  • April 24:  Parent Group Kite Day 🪁
  • April 25:  Reading Map Test for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade
  • April 26: Language Map Test for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade
  • April 27:  Math Map Test for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade; HS TAPPS Regional Track Meet
  • April 28:  Dress Uniform; 8:15 a.m. – Baccalaureate 🙏🏻; All Day – MS WTCAA Golf Championship – Canyon; 6 p.m. NJHS Inductions
  • April 29:  9 a.m. Kindergarten Fiesta🎉; Patriot Fun Run💨 ; 6 p.m. Fifth & Sixth Grade Theatre Performance
  • April 30:  HS Theatre Spring Show

For the most up-to-date information check the school calendar:  https://allsaintsschool.org/school-calendar/

CHAPEL NOTES AND SERVERS

Spring has practically sprung! April ushers in the last days of Lent and allows us to step joyfully into Easter mid-month. In chapel, we are beginning our tradition of having the eighth grade students serve one last time in 8:00 Chapel.  If they have a younger sibling, I will schedule them to serve together.  It is a memorable time.

Lent has been a powerful season of reflection. Holy Week begins April 10.  Holy Week includes the observance of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. These services provide a liturgical experience of the last days of Jesus’ earthly life, as well as the time and events leading up to his resurrection. We will reflect on these events in chapel.  School will be closed on Good Friday and again on Easter Monday.  We will resume school on Tuesday, April 19 with an All School Easter Eucharist at 8:00 am.  Parents and special friends are welcome to join us that morning as we celebrate the Risen Lord!

Blessings,

Chaplain Paige+

Wednesday, April 6
Readers: Sebastian and Octavio Cervera
Acolytes: Austin Hernandez, Celia Hurt, Sawyer Jaynes, Nova Johnson, Nicholas Kendrick, Tinley Miller
 

Thursday, April 7
Readers:  Andreas Sizer, Jake Watson, Deklan White
Acolytes:  Max McCutchin, Mika Mitchell, Harrison Nichols, Sully Phillips, Reagan Polk, Slade Scioli

Friday, April 8
Readers:  Blaire, Jake and Kris Wischmeyer
Acolytes: Darren, David and Keira Richmond, Klara Smith, Eleonor Soape, Jonathan Strefling

Monday, April 11
Readers: Isabelle and Sebastian Hidalgo
Acolytes: Neena Thomas, Mii’Li Valencia, Reagan Vaughn, Camila Verdugo

Tuesday, April 12
Readers: Anna Lipe and Sofia Martinez
Acolytes: Beckett Adams, Amreen Dhaliwal, Briella Flores, Kate Fuller, Rynley Goldston, Bennett Harvey

Wednesday, April 13
Readers: Leopold Krempner and Ben Kunkov
Acolytes: William Anderson, Grey Burkholder, Grey Cumbie, Eshaan Das, Trey Donaldson, Cooper Halbrooks
 
Thursday, April 14 (Maundy Thursday)
Eight Grade Servers

Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18
Easter Break

Tuesday, April 19 (Easter Eucharist)
Readers:  Alexandra Mercer, Brown Mercer, Spencer Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson
Acolytes:  Austin Hernandez, Celia Hurt, Sawyer Jaynes, Nova Johnson, Nicholas Kendrick, Tinley Miller

Wednesday, April 20
Readers:  Kingston and Camille Jimenez
Acolytes:  Max McCutchin, Mika Mitchell, Harrison Nichols, Sully Phillips, Reagan Polk, Slade Scioli

Thursday, April 21
Readers: Mallori Dawson and Mark Edwards
Acolytes: Darren, David and Keira Richmond, Klara Smith, Eleonor Soape, Jonathan Strefling

Friday, April 22
Readers: Logan and Dylan Caffey
Acolytes: Neena Thomas, Mii’Li Valencia, Reagan Vaughn, Camila Verdugo

Monday, April 25
Eighth Grade

Tuesday, April 26
Bray-Cox Advisory

Wednesday, April 27
Readers: Harper Burrell, Elizabeth Burrell
Acolytes: Olivia Ammons, Henry Bateman, Timberlee Burkett, Liam Cazares, Loralei Coon, James Cowan

Thursday, April 28
No Chapel Servers – High School Baccalaureate

Friday, April 29
Readers: Joshua, Jacob and Joseph Janes
Acolytes: Colt Halbrooks, Kailyn Henson, Shaddix Hernandez, Ella Jones, JoJo Killeen, Tess Kirkpatrick

NURSES NOTES

World Immunization Week is April 24-30th
Disease is only a plane ride away! Polio, measles and mumps are active diseases around the world. Protecting your child from disease is as easy as keeping their vaccines up to date. VACCINES BRING US CLOSER TO A WORLD WHERE NO ONE SUFFERS OR DIES FROM A VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASE.
Vaccines are one of the greatest scientific innovations of all time. In the past century, they have brought us closer to ending polio and helped us eradicate smallpox. Thanks to vaccines, today billions of people live healthy lives protected from vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and whooping cough.
In just the last 30 years, child deaths have decreased by over 50%, thanks in large part to vaccines. Vaccines now help protect against more than 20 diseases, from pneumonia to cervical cancer to Ebola. Get in touch with your child’s healthcare provider today to ensure they are up to date on their
immunizations.

💡Helpful Hints from your School Nurse:
○ If your child is 4-6, 11 – 12, or 16 years old- these age groups require new or updates on multiple immunizations for the upcoming school year.
○ Be on the lookout for immunization reminders going out next month.
○ Please have your child’s up-to-date immunization record faxed to the health clinic at 806-748-0573
○ This is a great time to schedule appointments for your child’s yearly sports physical.

Follow this link to the Lubbock Health Department and a great resource on how to utilize Lubbock’s FREE immunization clinics. https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/health-department/clinical-services/immunization-clinic

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT

Ellie Longley

Boomer and Ellie

Fourth Grade student Ellie Longley was recently given a monetary gift.  Rather than spend that money on herself, she approached her parents about a donation to the Haven Animal Care Shelter.  Her parents were touched by her desire to help and decided to pitch in too. Together they placed a donation of $500 that all began with a child’s desire to give back to an organization that has given in a big way to her!

She has a passion for dogs and her beloved Boomer, who is a rescue from The Haven, is a special part of the Longley family.

The Haven is a non-profit animal sanctuary and is home to over 100 animals, primarily dogs and cats. In addition to animals with special medical conditions, the Haven provides shelter to several adoptable animals in need of a good and loving home.  The money donated by Ellie and her family is helping the Haven provide love and shelter to animals in need until they can find forever homes (just like their Boomer.)

Thank you, Ellie, for your wonderful example of a giving heart!

Gurvir Gill

Sixth grader Gurvir Gill placed third in the Suddenlink Regional Spelling Bee along with earning five first place medals at the District PSIA competition.

At the Regional Spelling Bee, Gurvir competed against students from other private, public, and charter schools in the region. He was a strong contender and was awarded third place against tough competition.

In addition to putting several hours of studying in for the Regional Spelling Bee, Gurvir competed in five PSIA district contests and placed first, and is a state qualifier in all five events! Congratulations to Gurvir and good luck at the State PSIA competition in May!

ALL SCHOOL NEWS & PARENT GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

SWIGS AND SWEETS ON CAMPUS

Swigs & Sweets will be on campus Wednesday, April 13.  The truck will be parked in the PLC/Lower school parking lot from 3:15-4:15 pm and ready for business!  Be sure to stop by and support the school by purchasing a yummy after-school snack and/or a coffee for mom! 🙂☕

May Dine Out ~ Happy’s

FAMILY KITE DAY

Attention Patriots, mark your calendar for this year’s Family Kite Day on April 24th!

Let’s keep this tradition soaring! You are invited to join the fun afternoon of kite flying, food trucks, and time with friends. Caprock Kites has some great things planned for our families and will be there to sell kites if you need one!

Let’s just keep the weather in our prayers…a nice BREEZE instead of the recent gale force sandblasting we’ve been experiencing in Lubbock would be great! 🪁

SPRING BOOK FAIR

Library News
*SAVE THE DATES!*
We will be having a Scholastic Book Fair in our library from April 29-May 6.  The book fair will be open after the Fun Run on Friday, April 29, and will be available until the afternoon of Friday, May 6.  This is a DON’T MISS EVENT!  Watch for more details.  (🍩 Rumor has it DONUTS will be back!)

Mrs. Gretzler

Patriot Fun Run

THE PATRIOT FUN RUN IS COMING
Mark your calendars for Friday, April 29 when All Saints will host our 2nd Annual Patriot Fun Run.  This event will encourage fitness, character development and school spirit while raising funds for the school.  Every family is invited to participate by gathering pledges and donations for their student on the easy-to-use Fun Run website.  All students will be included in the day of fun on April 29.

KICK-OFF DAY IS APRIL 19!
A pep rally for grades Preschool – Eighth will introduce students to the Fun Run and ways they can help the school with their participation.

TEAM DAYS, APRIL 20 – APRIL 28              
We have 10 fun-filled days of working together to build momentum for gathering pledges with daily challenges and lots of great prizes.

THE BIG DAY IS FRIDAY, APRIL 29!           
We’ll enjoy one of the best days of the school year as students and teachers run, walk and skip around the mini-tracks set up on Patriot Field.  Everyone will receive a free FUN RUN t-shirt to wear.  Students can do up to 35 laps during the run, but the emphasis is on fitness and FUN.

HELPFUL TIPS FOR KEEPING KIDS FIT!
In the spirit of keeping kids healthy, here are a few helpful tips for parents: Fitness for Kids!

Our TITLE SPONSOR: Brady’s Dairy Queen will have tasty snacks for everyone!

2022 Swing for the Future Golf Tournament

A special thank you to our current Swing for the Future Golf sponsors.  If you would like to put a foursome team together and join us on May 9 or are interested in the last sponsorship, click here.  This is a fun event and we are looking forward to a great day of golf.

SUMMER CAMPS

2022 Summer Art Camps:

June 13th-17th (Theme: Disney, Grades K-5th, 9 am-12 pm, M-F)

Printable PDF:  ASES ART CAMP-Disney

June 13th-16th + June 20th-23rd (Theme: Clay Workshop, Grades 3rd-6th, 12:15 pm-3:15 pm, M-TH)

Printable PDF:  ASES ART CAMP-Clay Workshop

June 27th-July 1st (Theme: Harry Potter, Grades K-5th, 9 am-12 pm, M-F)

Printable PDF:  ASES ART CAMP-Harry Potter

July 11th-15th (Theme: Video Games, Grades K-5th, 9 am-12 pm, M-F)

Printable PDF:  ASES ART CAMP-Video Games

July 18th-21st + July 25th-28th (Theme: Mixed Media Sculpture Workshop, Grades 3rd-6th, 9 am-12 pm, M- Th)

Printable PDF:  ASES ART CAMP-Mixed Media

* Note: Disney and Clay start on the same week but at different times! Workshops are for current and incoming grades 3rd-6th and Disney, Harry Potter and Video Games are for incoming K-6th.

Instructor:  Mrs. Michelle Guerra | mguerra@allsaintsschool.org

Theatre Camps
There will be summer theatre camps offered.  Information, dates and registration forms coming soon!

Instructor:  Mr. Shane Strawbridge | sstrawbridge@allsaintsschool.org

Band Camp
August 1-5 | 9 am-noon:  The camp is open to students in third – eighth grade. | $70 per student.

Instructor: Mr. Charley Cross | ccross@allsaintsschool.org

FINE ARTS

MS THEATRE WINS STATE

Students were sitting shoulder to shoulder in the seats of the theatre building at North Central Texas College waiting to hear the announcement of who would be crowned this year’s PSIA One-Act Play State Champions. The entire team held hands across two rows of seats. Some stared at the floor, some at the ceiling, some closed their eyes as PSIA Director Pat Walters read off 3rd place and 2nd place.

“I was most nervous when they announced second place,” said eighth grade student Gabrielle Codding. “I felt like it was between us and the school that came in second.”

Although the students had presented a great final performance, they still had some doubts.

“When we were waiting to hear who got first place, it was almost as if you wouldn’t dare hope for first,” said seventh grade student Ian Jeffreys. “It was terrifying to think that we might win, even though we were confident. You didn’t want to jinx it.

A silence came over the room as the final announcement was made that All Saints Episcopal School had won their first ever Middle School PSIA One-Act Play state championship.

“I heard Pat Walters say the ‘All’ in All Saints, and after that, all I heard were my students cheering behind me,” said Fine Arts Director Shane Strawbridge. “All I could do was look at the ceiling and think about how proud I was of these students.”

The road to state was not an easy one. The DFW-area ice storms in February cast a heavy shadow on the middle school one-act play team. Their area PSIA competition, scheduled for February 23 in Gainesville, Texas, had to be postponed for a full month. During that month, students would miss time for Spring Break, a week-long class field trip, and more.

“The situation was not ideal,” said Fine Arts and Theatre Director Shane Strawbridge. “Our students had worked hard to be ready for February, and they had a lot of momentum built up. The postponement hit the brakes on the work the students were doing.”

Students competed at the Area competition on March 23, winning against two other schools to advance to the state meet. Out of 22 possible acting awards, All Saints walked away with nine including Best Performer Blair Wischmeyer; All Star Cast Reya Felton, Ian Jeffreys, Adelaide Underwood, and Dylan Caffey; and Honorable Mention Cast Katy Jane St. Clair, Lia Liu, Harper Burrell, and Gabrielle Codding.

Before leaving for the State contest, students were given cards, posters, and a video message from All Saints students and staff. As they pulled away on the bus, students and faculty lined the streets to cheer for them.

“It was really comforting to know that so many people supported us,” said eighth grader Lia Liu. “The cards and send-off were very sweet, and it meant a lot.”

At the state meet in Gainesville on April 2, students competed against 5 other area contest winners. Unlike other fine arts competitions, PSIA does not split schools into divisions by school size. All Saints had to win against larger schools like those in Dallas, Houston, and Austin. In addition to winning the school’s first championship, All Saints students won five acting awards including All Star Cast for Dylan Caffey and Lia Liu, and Honorable Mention Cast for Ian Jeffreys, Reya Felton, and Katy Jane St. Clair.

The experience, in addition to the competitive aspects, proved to be educational for the students.

“The judges at both Area and State were great,” said Katy Jane St. Clair. “They were knowledgeable, knew what they were doing, and they gave us things to work on in future productions.”

As the students returned home, they bonded on the bus about their shared experiences, the new friendships they made with students at other schools, and the April Fool’s Day prank they pulled off on Mr. Strawbridge. As they pulled up to All Saints late on Saturday, a banner was waiting for them, declaring for all the world to see that they were State Champions. Eighth Grader Harper Burrell knew what that moment meant.

“All of our hard work paid off.”

Garza Earns First Division Rating

Senior Mia Garza competed in the TAPPS Solo and Ensemble Competition on March 22. Her cello solo, Allegro Appassionato by Camile Saint-Saens, was awarded a first division rating—the highest possible score for the competition.

“I am very pleased with Mia’s talent and efforts,” said Fine Arts Director Shane Strawbridge. “She gave up days during Spring Break to come up to campus and work with me and her accompanist. Her diligence and desire to improve were impressive.”

Congratulations to Mia on a job well done! Brava!

Theatre Oscar Watch Party

The winner of this year’s All Saints Theatre Oscar Pool is Berton Biedenharn! Our theatre director, Shane Strawbridge, won the Oscar Bingo game. Congrats to them, and thank you to all the friends of All Saints Theatre for attending our event. A special thanks to Wendy and Charles Needham for being wonderful hosts.

Mark Your Calendar!

~Here are some important theatre dates to put on your calendar! ~

☑ Friday, April 22 @ 7 pm – 3rd/4th Grade Play: It’s Elementary. Tickets are free, donations will be accepted. The performance will be in the Kirby Commons.

☑ Friday, April 29 @ 6 pm – 5th/6th Grade Play: The Internet is Distract—Oh Look! A Kitten! By Ian McWethy. Tickets are free, donations will be accepted. The performance will be in the Kirby Commons.

☑ Saturday, April 30 @ 7 pm – High School Murder Mystery Dinner: Reading, Writing, and Murder!. Tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for students, faculty, and staff. Sales MUST end on April 19 at noon. The ticket price includes dinner and the show. Reservations can be made at https://forms.gle/tTBQG2ZovUWnpNjo6. The performance will be in the Kirby Commons.

PLC and LS News

Patriots of the Week

 

Artists of the Week

It’s Showtime!

Fourth Grade Night at the Museum

Tomorrow night Fourth Grade is concluding their study of the Civil War with the “Night at the Museum” program.

It’s Rodeo Time!

Our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten buckaroos are ending their Texas studies with a Rootin’ Tootin’ Rodeo on Friday! This is a fun event for our youngest cowboys and cowgirls. The kids, accompanied by our eighth grade students, come dressed in western wear and enjoy a tricycle parade and a variety of activities.  It’s going to be a spur-kickin’ good time.  Yeehaw!

Third and Fourth Grade Service Project

Our Third and Fourth Grade students are writing letters to local Veterans and sending them to the soldiers participating in the 2022 South Plains Honor Flight on May 21-23. As part of the service project, Retired Army PFC Alva Smith, who is Coach Skyler Smith’s father, visited with the students. As a Vietnam soldier, PFC Alva Smith served in the United States Army from 1961-1964 in Mannheim, Germany. He was a tank and armored personnel carrier mechanic. He was one of the 89 soldiers from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War who were on the 2019 Honor Flight. He spoke to the students about the beautiful gift he received on his trip, an envelope full of letters from children and family members thanking him for his service. It was a touching moment for him, his son, and all the children as he spoke about how much those letters meant to him on that day and still mean to him today. This experience allowed our children to see firsthand the impact their letters can have on local veterans. A special thank you to Retired Army PFC Alva Smith for taking the time to share your experience with the students.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

New House System

Recently, the middle school student council introduced a house system (think Harry Potter).  Each of the three houses, Wisdom, Valor, and Justice, includes one advisory group from each grade level. The names for each house were ultimately derived from the meaning of each color in the American flag, colors that are also school colors.  The plan is to create meaningful and fun opportunities for the houses to work together, have fun, and learn from one another.  Currently, students are turning in their illustrated ideas for house shirts that can be worn on spirit days.   This is a great community-building project that will help bring the different grade levels together in middle school.

Seventh Grade Texas History Trip

All Saints seventh graders recently returned from an exciting Texas History tour. This trip is a wonderful culmination of their study of Texas History throughout the year. Students, along with their teachers, had the opportunity to visit the Texas State Capitol as well as museums, missions and other historically significant sites across Texas. Visiting these sites connects students with history in a meaningful way and is one way that All Saints strives to encourage our students to become intellectual and social contributors to the world.

Celebrating our MS Athletes

MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

MS TENNIS
All Saints Tennis is hitting their stride. The Patriots have been extremely successful in several matches against local teams as they prepare for the WTCAA Championship on April 22nd. With just a couple of matches left before district, tennis is fine-tuning and ready to compete for a district championship.

Coach Tucker Richolson

MS TRACK
Our middle school track team finished up their season yesterday at the WTCAA Championship in Amarillo.

Our girl’s team worked hard and came home with a third place finish overall!  Reya Felton earned 1st place medals in the 1600 and 2400 meter races with Gabrielle Codding and Rebecca Richmond not far behind in the top six.   Blair Wischmeyer had a strong 2nd place finish in the 100 meter hurdles.  Another stand-out performance came from Lauren Brashear with a 2nd place finish in the Long Jump along with Sophie Scolaro in 2nd and Emma Lane in 3rd for the shot put. It was a great day of competition for all of our girls.

Our boy’s team finished in sixth place overall with several of our boys taking home personal records for the day.  Sonne Galvin competed in the 800 meter dash and earned a 1st place medal along with 3rd in the 400 meter.  Riley Crawford also had a strong showing for All Saints with a 3rd place finish in the 200 meter dash.  

All of our track athletes worked hard and finished the season well.  

Coach Dino Jones

MS Golf
MS Golf kicked off their season with the ASES Golf Tournament at Reese Golf Club on March 29.  Our Patriots finished 5th overall.  They will compete again this Friday with a dual match at The Rawls Course at TTU.

Coach David Chapman

High School News

“Gift of Time” Junior Class Fundraiser

Thank you to all who helped to support the junior class fundraiser.  Whether you purchased dinner or bid on auction items, your support is greatly appreciated!

It was a big success and juniors had a wonderful time delivering meals and working the curbside pick-up line.  Much appreciation and gratitude are extended to Christina Barritt for overseeing and organizing this event and to each of the junior parents who graciously helped cook, packed meals and helped with curbside and deliveries.  Heather Skinner, our amazing food and lunch coordinator, also went above and beyond in helping to oversee the meal preparation, cooking and packaging of the meals.

HIGH SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL
Boys basketball awards were released in mid-March after the state tournament. Congratulations to the players recognized below!


Tennis
Congratulations to the Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis teams on their success at the TAPPS 2A District / Regional Tennis Tournament in Arlington yesterday. The boys won the District / Regional Championship while the girls finished as District / Regional Runner Up. All players will advance to compete in the TAPPS 2A State Tournament set for April 6-7 in Waco.

Junior Sara Carothers won the Girls Singles Championship followed by her sister, freshman Anna Carothers, who finished as Girls Singles Runner Up. Sophomore Brynlee Dalley and senior Ashby Whitaker finished third in Girls Doubles. Junior Kate White and freshman Addy Dalley finished seventh in Girls Doubles.

Junior Diego Cervera placed second in Boys Singles with sophomore Hunter Eppright finishing fifth in Boys Singles. The team of junior Grady Geihsler and sophomore Arch Underwood won the Boys Doubles District / Regional Championship. The doubles team of sophomore Jameson Seal and freshman Antonio Lacombe finished in eighth place as Consolation Champions.

Coach Tucker Richolson

Track
Our Track and Field team is putting in some long hours of training to prepare for the upcoming District, Regional and State Competitions.

Our team is well poised for the district competition coming up on April 22 and is excited to have the opportunity to host the TAPPS 1-2A District Track Meet for the second year in a row! The Booster Club will be selling hot lunches and invite the All Saints community to come out and support our high school boys and girls track team! Go, Patriots!

Coach Dino Jones

HS Golf
The High School Golf team is competing well and recently took home a 1st place medal at the Holy Cross Invitational in Canyon.  Sophomore Luke D’Alise placed first with senior Aydan Allen finishing in third place.

The team hopes to repeat their performance and bring home another 1st place medal as they return to the same course in Canyon tomorrow.  The boys will compete at the TAPPS District Tournament in Abilene on April 18 with eyes on another State Championship in May.
David Chapman

SAVE THE DATE… All High School students are welcome to attend and celebrate their fellow teammates and friends! Senior Parents:  Please email Cindy Taylor 2-3 of your favorite sports photos of your senior athlete.  It’s not necessary to send action shots – candid photos at sporting events will work too!