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August 25, 2021

Table of Contents

HEADLINE NEWS
– Celebrating 30 Years of Service
– Faculty Recognized for Years of Service
– Thank you ASES Parent Group
– More Campus Improvements
LOOKING AHEAD
 – Calendar of Events
CHAPEL NOTES AND SERVERS
– Chapel Notes
PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT
– Welcome Home Parade for Leslie Mellinger
– Coach Levi Savage – Team Spotlight
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Thank you 2020-21 Annual Fund Donors
– Picture Day
– Volunteer Opportunities
– PSIA Information
– All Saints Booster Club
– Save the Date – Fall Festival
– Free All Saints Yard Signs
COUNSELOR’S CORNER
– All Saints Therapy Dog
FINE ARTS
– Theatre Receives Grant
– Theatre Workshop
PLC / LS NEWS
– LS Division Head Updates
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– MS Division Head Updates
– MS Coaches Corner
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– Division Head Updates
– HS Coaches Corner

Thank you to Parent Group for providing Inservice lunch and Friday Snacks to faculty and staff!

Celebrating 30 Years

Then

Now

Each year our All Saints family celebrates outstanding tenure of faculty and staff.  This year we are saying thank you to First Grade Teacher Cathy Smith!

Cathy is beginning her 30th year with All Saints as a first grade teacher.  She was honored for her service at a faculty meeting earlier this month.  Let’s look at what this REALLY means.

For a first grade teacher at All Saints, 30 years is…

  • around 900 students taught (if average grade is approximately 25-30 students, 10-12 per class)
  • roughly 1,200 parent/teacher conferences
  • approximately 5,400 school days
  • more than 43,000 hours in the classroom (and countless hours outside the classroom)
  • in the neighborhood of 5 billion books read with students (This one might be a stretch, but probably not.)

What we cannot begin to measure is the countless number of smiles from children who have walked out of Miss Smith’s classroom with a new-found confidence and love for reading!  All of the many encouraging words, pats on the back, and love that she has poured over her students is not easily measured but has been felt by so many All Saint families.

“I am so grateful for Cathy and her many years of service to this school,” says Lower School Division Head Rachel Scranton.  “She has been a pillar of the Lower School and continues to impact many generations of Patriots. Her smile and sweet spirit help to make first grade a memorable experience.”

A heartfelt thank you is extended to Cathy for her tireless years of dedicated service to the students and families of All Saints!

🎉🎈Faculty/Staff Recognized for Years of Service

One of the many reasons our school is special is the amazing faculty and staff.  Their energy, love, and passion are infectious and we are so grateful for all they do to make our school great.

On behalf of the All Saints comunity, we’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to ALL our faculty and staff.  New this year, each faculty member with over 5 years of service to the school has received a special name tag to wear and a name plate that will be hung outside their classroom door signifying their years at All Saints.

30+ Years

Debbie Maines

Cathy Smith

25+ Years

Karen Gretzler

20+ Years

Alma Castro

Glenn Davis

Becky Gonzales

15+ Years

Annie Bray Cox

Misty Deeds

Lisa Rozean

10+ Years

Paige McKay

Janet Dorrington

Carole Thornton

Marty Montoya

Charley Cross

Robert Brashear

Kyle Simons

Celeste Thompson

Angela Robertson

Wayne Collins

5+ Years

Gwen Belk

Shelly Smith

Dennis Chance

Karen Phillips

Nancy Cooper

Billy Don Hampton

Matt Ryan

Kelly Beasley

Victor Munoz

Debbie Copenhaver

Paul Belk

Janet Martin

Dana McNeice

5+ Years Cont’d

Kimberli Swett

Pat Brimberry

Candace Cameron

Penny Carpenter

Michelle Guerra

David Chapman

Sara Johnson

Vickie Teakell

Dawndi Higgins

Jack Seymore

Valerie Herrera

Lisa Britton

Dino Jones

Thank You Parent Group and McCutchin Construction

New PLC Flooring

Fresh Paint and Flooring

The All Saints Parent Group is a non-profit, parent-led support organization which funds improvements and resources for the benefit of the school and provides opportunities for All Saints families in fellowship and service.

In May our Parent Group was asked to assist with a campus improvement project for the Patriot Learning Center.  With hearts to serve and desire to implement campus improvements that will enhance the learning experience for our students, the Parent Group graciously provided the funds to make this request a reality.

“It is such an honor to recognize the significant role that ASES Parent Group gets to play in the beautification, improvement, and supplemental enhancements for All Saints,” said Somer Jaynes who currently serves as the Parent Group President. “Through generous giving of all families, the new flooring and paint in the PLC was made possible by a substantial contribution from Parent Group. We are honored and blessed to work alongside our administration to help make All Saints the best place for our students, faculty, and families.”

In addition to the colorful flooring and fresh painted brick walls, new ceilings were made possible from donations provided by Zach McCutchin with McCutchin Construction.  Zach currently serves on the All Saints Board of Trustees.  He is married to Dayna and they have one child at All Saints who is currently in the second grade.

“We have received so many compliments on all the updates made to the Patriot Learning Center,” said Angela Robertson who serves as the PLC Program Coordinator. “It is bright and inviting and we all appreciate the hard work that has taken place!  We recognize all the work and team effort that went into making this renovation possible and a perfect example of what makes All Saints so special.”

On behalf of the All Saints community, a heartfelt thank you is extended to our Parent Group and McCutchin Construction for this wonderful improvement to our Patriot Learning Center!

More Campus Improvements

Our facilities team includes Wayne Collins, Brett Longley, Patrick Rigsby and Kyle Patterson.  In addition, All Saints Alum Gage Clary and current senior Samuel Barritt joined the team to assist with summer projects.

Hats off to this team on a job well done.  Below is a list of SOME of the projects completed this past summer.  They did all this work with a servants heart and a smile on their faces.  It has been fun to see it all come together.

New Air Conditioning Unit for Middle School

Permanent Wall Separating Second Grade Classrooms

Remodeled and Enlarged PLC-LS Workroom

New Office Spaces

New Office for PLC Coordinator and Storage Room

New Columns in the Courtyard

Finished Beds and Planted Flowers

New Bleachers

New Flooring in Athletic Storage Facility and Weight Room moved and installed

Charging Stations in HS Hallways

Calendar of Events

August 26

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children. 
  • All Day:  High School Varsity Volleyball Frenship Tournament @ Frenship High School, 902 Dowden Road, Wolfforth
  • 5 – 7 p.m.:  Middle School Volleyball @ Lubbock Trinity, Trinity Christian Middle / High School, 6701 University Avenue: 7th Grade 5 p.m. / 8th Grade 6 p.m.

August 27

  • Red Day
  • 7:45 a.m:  All School Spirit Shirt Day; New this year… students will wear spirit shirts on Fridays instead of Wednesdays
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten in PLC. Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten parents may attend chapel with their children. 
  • All Day:  High School Varsity Volleyball Frenship Tournament @ Frenship High School, 902 Dowden Road, Wolfforth
  • All Day:  High School Junior Varsity Volleyball Cooper Tournament @ Lubbock Cooper High School, 910 Woodrow Road, Lubbock
  • 7:30 p.m:  High School Football @ Hermleigh, Hermleigh High School, 8010 US 84 Business, Hermleigh

August 28

  • All Day:  High School Varsity Volleyball Frenship Tournament @ Frenship High School, 902 Dowden Road, Wolfforth
  • All Day:  High School Junior Varsity Volleyball Cooper Tournament @ Lubbock Cooper High School, 910 Woodrow Road, Lubbock
  • TBA:  Middle School and High School Cross Country @ LCU Rust Buster Relays, Lubbock Christian High School, 2604 Dover Avenue, Lubbock
  • 10 a.m. – Noon:  High School Team Tennis vs. Pecos @ Pecos High School, 1302 South Park Street, Pecos

August 30

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.m:  In-Person Chapel for Lower School, Jones Gym. Lower School parents may attend chapel with their children. 
  • 5 – 7 p.m.:  Middle School Volleyball vs.  Lubbock Christian @ Jones Gym: 7th Grade 5 p.m. / 8th Grade 6 p.m.

August 31

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m:  In-Person Chapel for Lower School, Jones Gym. Lower School parents may attend chapel with their children. 

September 1

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children. 

September 2

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children. 
  • All Day:  High School Varsity Volleyball Frenship Tournament @ Frenship High School, 902 Dowden Road, Wolfforth
  • 5 – 7 p.m.:  Middle School Volleyball @ Lubbock Trinity, Trinity Christian Middle / High School, 6701 University Avenue: 7th Grade 5 p.m. / 8th Grade 6 p.m.
  • 7 p.m.:  7th – 12th Grade Theatre Meeting for Students and Parents, Blackbox Theatre

September 3

  • Red Day
  • 7:45 a.m:  All School Spirit Shirt Day; New this year… students will wear spirit shirts on Fridays instead of Wednesdays
  • 7:30 p.m:  High School Football @ Lazbuddie, Lazbuddie High School, 675 FM 1172,  Lazbuddie

For the most up to date calendar, go to our school website.

Looking Ahead

  • September 6: No School – Labor Day Holiday: No Daycare Available
  • September 7:  Kindergarten Parent Meeting – 6 p.m.(Band Hall)
  • September 8: Parent Group Meeting – 8 a.m. (Kirby Commons); High School Parent Night – 5:30 p.m. (Kirby Commons); First Grade Parent Meeting – 6 p.m. (Band Hall)
  • September 9:  Second Grade Parent Meeting 6 p.m.  (Band Hall)
  • September 13:  Senior Parent Meeting – 5:30 p.m.(Kirby Commons); Third Grade Parent Meeting – 6 p.m.(Band Hall); High School Fall Sports Team & Individual Photos
  • September 14:  Holy Cross Eucharist – Dress Uniform; Yearbook Picture Day; Fourth Grade Parent Meeting – 6 p.m. (Band Hall)
  • September15:  Board of Trustees Meeting
  • September 17:  Progress Reports
  • September 20 – 24: Spirit Week
  • September 24:  Homecoming
  • September 25:  High School Homecoming Dance
  • September 27 – 30: Eighth Grade MO Ranch Trip
  • October 2: Spirit Squad Hosts Grass Bash Parents Night Out for Preschool – Fifth Grade
  • October 4: Dress Uniform –  St. Francis of Assissi Eucharist
  • October 8 – 11:  Fall Break – School Not In Session; Daycare Available

Chapel Notes

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our students and staff as safe as possible, we have tweaked a few of our chapel plans.

Parents are welcome to attend the 8:00 chapel service weekdays in Jones Gym. This service will be streamed for folks who are unable to attend in person. We will continue with the chapel schedule that we used successfully last spring.

Mondays and Tuesdays – Lower School in Jones Gym, Middle School in classrooms, PLC in the PLC

Wednesdays and Thursdays – Middle School in Jones Gym, Lower School in classrooms, PLC in the PLC

Fridays – Lower and Middle School in classrooms

Mondays and Wednesdays – High School at 9:35 in Patriot Gym

The plan is to return to in-person chapels together for Lower and Middle School and all school chapels on Fridays. Safety is the driving force on that decision. We will keep you apprised when that change is made.

I will be out of school for the first 2-3 weeks recovering from some surgery but am very grateful for the leadership of Robert Brashear, Greg Hutchinson and Rachel Scranton. They will be leading the 8:00 and 9:35 chapels while I’m away. Angela Robertson will continue to lead the PLC chapels. The talented Clint Barrick has returned to accompany our singing each morning in Jones Gym.

I praise God for the awesome community He has knit together at All Saints. We are blessed to gather in worship each day at All Saints and that will never change.

Blessings,

Chaplain Paige McKay +

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT

Second grade teacher Leslie Mellinger has fought thyroid cancer this summer and is finally home! Let’s celebrate with a parade! You are invited to meet in the Lubbock Cooper West parking lot @ 10101 Fulton Avenue at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday. We will start the drive by Parade at 6:30 p.m. Leslie is so excited and cannot wait to see everyone!

Levi Savage wants his players to become more than just good volleyball players. He wants them to grow as a team and as individuals. “Our theme for what we want our season to be modeled after is ‘All In.’ We are ‘All In’ for Christ every play and every day. As does everyone, we all have moments of being lukewarm Christians,” Coach Savage said.  “Our goal this year is to show everyone that there is something different about All Saints! We want other teams to see the way we represent God in all that we do. In many ways, it’s easier to live a lukewarm life. If we’re not all in, we have less to lose. Going all in requires vulnerability and it requires faith. You can live a life without either of these, but we know that is not what Christ intended for us.”

All School News

Thank You Annual Fund Donors

The 2020-21 Annual Fund Campaign was a big success because of the great participation of the All Saints community.  It takes a village to ensure that our school has the funding needed to bridge the gap between tuition and expenses, and 100 % of Annual Fund donations benefit our students.

The new 2021-22 campaign has launched and our faculty is leading the way.  During the recent teacher in-service meetings, over 50% of the faculty made a pledge and raised more than $10,000 !  Thanks to our awesome faculty and staff for giving us a strong start to this year’s Annual Fund.

Quorum of Excellence
$15,000 and more

Mr. Matt and Mrs. Krista Bumstead
Mr. Kirk and Mrs. Stephanie Rogers
Mr. Bill and The Rev. Pat Russell

Laureate Circle
$10,000 – $14,999

Mr. Toby and Mrs. Amy Catlin
Mr. Shawn and Mrs. Ali Johnson
Mr. Charles and Mrs. Paula Key
Mr. William and Mrs. Heather Skinner
Mr. Paul and Mrs. Audra Smith
Mr. Chris and Mrs. Diana St. Clair

Headmaster’s Circle
$5,000 – $9,999

Mr. Frank and Mrs. Ann Bumstead
RADM Steve and Mrs. Maureen Chadwick
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Dee Paone
Dr. Obie and Mrs. Judy Stalcup
Dr. Paul and Mrs. Linda Walter
Mr. Karl and Mrs. DeLynn Wardlow
Dr. Jason B. Wischmeyer

Leadership Circle
$2,500 – $4,999

Drs. Tom and Jenn Howe
Mr. Jason and Mrs. Caroline Janes
Mr. Justin and Mrs. Lauren Pinkston
Mr. Shawn Roach and Mrs. Phebe Ellis-Roach
Mr. Brax and Mrs. Beth Wright

Saints $1,000 – $2,499

Dr. Richard and Mrs. Emily Aycock
Dr. Ray H. and Mrs. Jeanine Brown
Mr. Larry and Mrs. Charlotte Burt
Chapman Harvey Architects
Dr. Mark and Mrs. Patty D’Alise
Dr. Lou Diekemper
Ms. Tammy Edmonson
Mr. Brent and Mrs. Michelle Fuller
Dr. and Mrs. Gurdev Gill
Dr. Harvinder and Mrs. Priya Gill
Mr. Greg and Mrs. Brittany Jones
Dr. and Mrs. John David Jones
Mr. David and Mrs. Becky Kerby
Mr. Chase and Mrs. Amy Key
Dr. Craig and Mrs. Janice Lampe
Ms. Barbara Miller
Mr. Dustin and Mrs. Jessica Miller
Drs. Kelly and Jennifer Mitchell
Mr. LeRoy and Mrs. Marty Montoya
Dr. Jeff and Mrs. Jamie Owen
Anonymous
Anonymous
Dr. Phillip and Mrs. Irma Sizer
Mr. Robert Snell
Mr. Frank and Mrs. Judy Thompson
Mr. Tim and Mrs. Valerie Tucker
United Supermarkets
Dr. Eleanor T. “Terry” von Ende
Dr. Matthew and Mrs. Cami Wade
Ms. Sally A. Walton
Mr. David and Mrs. Kim Wilkerson

Patriots $500 – $999

Mr. Mickey and Mrs. Michelle Aliff
Mr. Brad and Mrs. Jennifer Andrews
Anonymous
Mr. Robert and Mrs. Christina Barritt
Mr. Paul and Mrs. Gwen Belk
Mr. Pieter and Mrs. Lou Ann Bergstein
Mr. Robert and Mrs. Jennifer Brashear
Mr. Ben and Mrs. Keelee Burkholder
Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Cami Callahan
Dr. Lance and Mrs. Ashley Donaldson
The Rev. Mike and Mrs. Sue-Ann Ehmer
Dr. Rob and Mrs. Jenni Gaines
Mr. Ken and Mrs. Shannon Geihsler
Dr. Elias and Mrs. Eleonora Ghandour
Dr. Matthew and Mrs. Rhonda Grisham
Mr. Randy and Mrs. Beverly Henson
The Hernandez Family
Mr. Richard and Mrs. AnnJulie Johnson
The Hon. Robert and Dr. Betsy Jones
Ms. Dora Epstein Jones
Ms. Patty Jones
Mr. Terry and Mrs. Charlene Key
Mr. Don and Mrs. Mona Kinder
Dr. Doug and Mrs. Caroline Kopp
Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Emily Latta
Mr. Endi and Mrs. Christie Liu
Dr. Clark and Mrs. Heather Mooty
The Rt. Rev. Scott and Mrs. Kathy Mayer
Mr. Zane and Mrs. Amanda Mead
Mr. Clay and Mrs. Susannah Mercer
Mr. Greg and Mrs. Cheryl Nichols
Mr. Matt and Mrs. Jeni Nichols
Mr. John and Mrs. Sunni Osborne
The Hon. Brian and Mrs. Abby Quinn
Mr. Jim and Mrs. Carolanne Purtell
Mr. Wesley and Dr. Kelly Robinson
Drs. John and Cindy Streit
Mr. Mark and Mrs. Celeste Thompson
Mr. Wes and Mrs. Bethany Tolley
Mr. Burgess and Mrs. Margaret Wade
Mr. Matt and Dr. Shelli Wolf

Friends
up to $499

Mr. Larry Ackers
Mr. Pepper and Mrs. Jennifer Ackers
Ms. Becky Addington
Amarillo National Bank
Anonymous
Anonymous
Ms. Gwen Armstrong
Ms. Joan Baker
Mr. Darrell Baldwin
Mr. Steve and Mrs. Kelly Beasley
Dr. Mike and Mrs. Sharon Bennett
Anonymous
Dr. Walter L. Borst
Mr. Charley and Mrs. Ashleigh Brewer
Mr. Joe and Mrs. Pat Brimberry
Mr. Jim and Mrs. Sally Brown
Mr. Eric and Mrs. Kathleen Burrell
Mr. Robert and Mrs. Candace Cameron
Mr. Shawn and Mrs. Emily Cannon
Drs. Clint and Penny Carpenter
Dr. Dennis and Mrs. Debbie Chance
Mr. David and Mrs. Karen Chapman
City Bank
Anonymous
Dr. Celine Godard-Codding
Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Darlene Collins
The Coon Family
Mr. Steve and Mrs. Debbie Copenhaver
Michelle, Riley and Chris Crawford
Mr. Charley and Mrs. Kay Cross
Mr. Delbert and Mrs. Nancy Cooper
Mr. Chris Cox and Mrs. Annie Bray-Cox
Mr. Leo and Mrs. Evie Cutliff
Anonymous
Ms. Misty Deeds
Mr. John and Mrs. Janet Dorrington
Ms. Amie Duemer
Mrs. Melissa Durham
The Rev. Mike and Mrs. Sue-Ann Ehmer
Anonymous
Mr. Vernon and Mrs. Aurora Farthing, III

Friends
up to $499 (cont’d)

Mr. Robert Fewin
Mr. Don Franks
Mr. Ricky and Mrs. Lily Garza
Mr. Tyler and Mrs. Kelly Gentry
Mrs. Janeen Holmes Gilliam
Mr. Dan and Mrs. Connie Glenn
Anonymous
Dr. James and Mrs. Rebecca Grattan
Ms. Karen Gretzler
Mr. Aubrey and Mrs. Brittany Haile
Mr. Billy Don Hampton
Ms. Karen Heinrich
Ms. Sharon Heinrich
Mr. Jeff Hernandez
Mr. Martin and Mrs. Dawndi Higgins
Anonymous
Mr. Steve and Mrs. Debbie Hurt
Mr. Russell Hutcheson
Mr. Greg and Mrs. Christy Hutchinson
Mr. Kyle and Mrs. Debbie Jones
Mr. David and Mrs. Marie Johnson
Mr. JJ and Mrs. Sara Johnson
Mr. Brad and Mrs. Amy King
Mr. Gary and Mrs. Sally Loden
Mr. Carl and Mrs. Vickie Luckenbach
Anonymous
Mr. Steve and Mrs. Debbie Maines
Mr. John and Mrs. Pat Marse
Mrs. Janet Martin
Mr. Mike and Dr. Elizabeth Massengale
Mr. Jett Maupin
Ms. Sheila McCallister
Mr. Jim and Mrs. Susan McCutchin
Mr. Mike and The Rev. Paige McKay
Mr. Glenn and Mrs. Leslie Mellinger
Mr. Victor and Mrs. Jenel Munoz
Ms. Sally Murray
Mr. Garrett and Mrs. Laura Newsom
Mr. Luke and Mrs. Kathy Oaks
Mr. Paul and Mrs. Brendell O’Briant
Ms. Donna Pitcock
Ms. Vanessa Reasoner
Mr. Bob A. and Mrs. Shawndi Ricks
Mr. Floyd and Mrs. Susan Ridenhour
Ms. Cindy Robinson
Mr. Bob and Mrs. Lynn Rodgers
Dr. Randy and Mrs. Lisa Rozean
Mr. Matt and Mrs. Pam Ryan
The Schmid Family
Mr. Kendall Sevcik
Mr. Rusty and Mrs. Jenny Shaw
Dr. David and Mrs. Susan Simek
Mr. Deepinder Singh and Mrs. Tarnjot Shergill
Ms. Cathy Smith
Mr. Davis and Mrs. Jessica Smith
Mrs. Shelly Smith
Mr. Skyler and Mrs. Kaylee Smith
Mr. Shane Strawbridge
Mr. J.G. Streit
Mr. Jack Strong Jr.
Anonymous
Mr. Brett and Mrs. Kimberli Swett
Mr. Zhuo Tan
Anonymous
Mr. Rick and Mrs. Cindy Taylor
Mr. Bill and Mrs. Vicki Teakell
Dr. Jeffrey Thomas and Dr. Swetha Gadwala
Ms. Debbie Thompson
Dr. Larry and Mrs. Ann Thompson
Mr. Gary and Mrs. Carole Thornton
The Rev. Robert and Mrs. Maurine Tobin
Drs. Surendra and Kamlesh Varma
Dr. Aljandro Verdugo and Ms. Teresa Reffreger
Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Holly Vinson
Dr. Steven and Mrs. Elizabeth White
Mr. Terry and Dr. Jill White

Picture Day – September 14

Picture Day is September 14 and will be a dress uniform day. Please place your dress uniform orders with the Bookstore early to ensure best selection and availability.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Parent Group Volunteers: Volunteers are an important part of helping to make All Saints such a wonderful learning environment for our children. Please use this form to indicate how you would like to be involved with any of the different opportunities that are available at All Saints. Someone will contact you to discuss the area(s) you indicate interest in providing support.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Amanda Riggs at (806) 786-0701 or amanda.riggs@hotmail.com

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerTK8MhS3L1HD-dGOY_spfkHV1sXZ3ySv2ct_1XBv6g1S2Uw/viewform?usp=sf_link

PSIA is Back

All Saints is pleased to announce that, after taking off for more than a year, the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) academic, speech, and fine arts competition is back for 2021-2022.  The district meet is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Holy Cross/St. Joseph’s School in Amarillo. The state meet is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

PSIA offers opportunities for students in grades 1 through 8 to participate in the following events. (Please note the appropriate grade levels for each event.)

Art Memory (4-8)

Information Skills (5-8)

Mathematics (2-8)

Spelling (2-8)

Creative Writing (1-2)

Ready Writing (3-8)

On-Site Drawing (6-8)

Calculator Applications (6-8)

Listening Skills (4-8)

Music Memory (3-8)

Science (6-8)

Impromptu Speaking (7-8)

Prose Interpretation (4-8)

Dictionary Skills (4-8)

Number Sense (4-8)

Maps, Graphs, & Charts (4-8)

Vocabulary (5-8)

Modern Oratory (7-8)

Storytelling (1-3)

Art Memory (4-8)                    Calculator Applications (6-8)              Dictionary Skills (4-8)

Information Skills (5-8)          Listening Skills (4-8)                            Maps, Graphs, & Charts (4-8)

Mathematics (2-8)                    Music Memory (3-8)                           Number Sense (4-8)

Spelling (2-8)                             Science (6-8)                                        Vocabulary (5-8)

Creative Writing (1-2)               Impromptu Speaking (7-8)               Modern Oratory (7-8)

Ready Writing (3-8)                 Prose Interpretation (4-8)                  Storytelling (1-3)

On-Site Drawing (6-8)

[The rules for each event may be found at the PSIA website http://www.psiaacademics.org/]

If your child is interested in trying out for the All Saints PSIA team to compete at the district meet in March, please notify Dr. Glenn Davis (PSIA Campus Director) (gdavis@allsaintsschool.org), Mr. Greg Hutchinson (Head of Middle School) (ghutchinson@allsaintsschool.org), or Mrs. Rachel Scranton (Head of Lower School) (rscranton@allsaintsschool.org).

The enrollment fee is $10 for each event. (A few events, such as Music Memory, Art Memory, Maps, Graphs, & Charts will have an additional fee for materials as they become available.) We would like to complete the enrollment period by Friday, September 3.

We hope that your child will consider participating this year. Our elementary division team has been the Texas state champions twice in recent years, and our middle school team is a perennial top five finisher. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Davis, Mr. Hutchinson, or Mrs. Scranton.

Free yard signs are distributed at many of the All Saints entrances. Please feel free to grab one and show your Patriot Pride!

All Saints Booster Club

What is the All Saint Booster Club?
You may not know that the All Saints Athletic Booster Club is more than an organization that simply supports sports; the booster club supports All Saints Episcopal School as a whole from Lower School to High School!

The cross country & track team tent, tumbling mats, umbrellas for lower school teachers to use during pickup and drop off, bleachers for the football field, and much more have been purchased by the booster club to help make our school better.  The Booster Club is a volunteer organization that also supports athletics in Middle School and High School by purchasing equipment, buying uniforms, paying for travel to games, and allowing student athletes to play a variety of sports without an additional fee on top of tuition to play.

We are able to contribute to the success of the school as a result of the generous financial support from great parents and community members like you!  Our parents give graciously of their time and their talents.  Through continued volunteer efforts, spirit wear purchases, and special fundraising activities such as the annual Swing for the Future Golf Tournament, we will succeed again this year.

How Can I Get Involved with the All Saints Booster Club?
Everyone is welcome to join us!  We typically meet the first Friday of each month.  The success of our Booster Club is dependent on our All Saints family who help with concession stands, collect entry fees at games, attend booster club meetings, and volunteer to work on the various booster club committees or help in a leadership position.  One way to get involved now is to volunteer to work at an upcoming athletic event. Signing up is easy.  Visit the athletic page on our school website and click on “Gate and Concession Volunteers” from the menu.  The website link is https://allsaintsschool.org/athletics/gate-concession-volunteers/.

When is the next meeting?
All parents of All Saints students are members of the booster club – no fees, no paperwork!  And all are encouraged to join us at our monthly meetings.  Our next meeting will be Friday, September 3 at noon in the administrative conference room located in the main office.

 

Counselor’s Corner

Mrs. Gwen Belk will continue serving as High School College Counselor. 

The college search and application journey is an exciting, and sometimes difficult process. At All Saints, Mrs. Belk works with each family to find the right college for each student.  With the addition of Mrs. Holligan, Gwen will be able to solely concentrate on high school and college counseling.

Our college counselor-to-student ratio means students and their parents get the personal support and attention they need to be confident and empowered throughout the entire college admission process.

FINE ARTS

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Receives Mini-Grant
The All Saints Theatre Department received a Mini-Grant for Teachers from the Community Foundation of West Texas. The grant of $1,230 will add two window units and two door units to the theatre set pieces on the All Saints campus. These pieces are not only used by students from All Saints but also by schools who come to our campus to compete in district one-act play competitions.

Stage Management Workshop
On Monday night, All Saints hosted a free Stage Management Workshop for middle and high school theatre students.

The workshop was led by Annie Jenkins. Jenkins is a professional stage manager originally from the Bay Area in Northern California. She has worked in California, Alabama, Texas, and New York City. New York credits include First Daughter Suite (The Public Theater), Wolf in the River (The Flea Theater world premier), Merrily We Roll AlongSwing! (NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway), and Goddessey (LAVA Dance Company). Regional credits include Disney’s The Little MermaidDisney’s Mary PoppinsKing Lear, and As You Like It (The Alabama Shakespeare Festival). In Lubbock, she has worked with Outpost Repertory Theatre on GloriaTigers Be Still, and Grounded. She is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine.

This was a great workshop for our students who are interested in technical theatre and stage management.

T-Shirt Fundraiser
All Saints Theatre is doing a T-Shirt fundraiser! Purchasing these super-soft blue shirts supports the All Saints Theatre program, and the shirts are approved as spirit day wear! To place an order, fill out the form and return it and payment to Mr. Strawbridge in the Black Box Theatre or to the front office by Friday, September 10. Thank you for supporting theatre arts at All Saints!

Click Here for ASP Theatre Order Form

PLC/LS NEWS

Welcome Back Patriots!

Chapel Schedule For Lower School Families

Monday and Tuesday:  Lower School attends in Jones Gym
Wednesday – Friday:  Lower School will stream chapel live to classrooms.

If you plan to attend Chapel with your child, please drop them off at their designated location then park and proceed to Jones Gym through door M.

Summer Bridge Workbook and Summer Reading Bingo
– Completed work needs to be turned in to classroom teachers by September 26.
– Prize Drawings will happen on September 27.

Grade Level Parent Nights
We are looking forward to seeing all Lower School parents at the upcoming Grade Level Parent Nights.  To follow is the schedule.

Kindergarten – Sept. 7, 6-7:00 p.m.
First Grade – Sept. 8, 6-7:00 p.m.
Second Grade – Sept. 9, 6-7:00 p.m.
Third Grade – Sept. 13, 6-7:00 p.m.
Fourth Grade – Sept. 14, 6-7:00 p.m.

All meetings will be held in the Band Hall.  Childcare is provided with a pizza dinner for kids!

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

New Electives
We recognize that having a balanced offering of courses is important at All Saints.  With this in mind, we have several new middle school elective classes this year.  The students are enjoying the additional options of Photography, Robotics, Book Club and Recreational Sports.  Returning electives include Band, Orchestra, Art, Choir, Theater and Creative Design.

Religion Class
MS students will have a religion class in fifth, sixth, and eighth grade as part of the plan to increase opportunities for spiritual formation.

Fifth Grade:  Bible Survey and Exploration of Main Stories taught by Ms. Kim Mills-Oller

Sixth Grade:  Christ imagery in the Old Testament–taught by Mr. Greg Hutchinson and Chaplain Paige McKay

Eighth Grade:  Comparative religions taught by Dr. Dann Wigner

MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

MS Cross Country

First MS Volleyball vs. KPA

Cross Country
The cross country athletes are working hard and preparing for their first middle school competition this Saturday at the LCU Rust Buster Relays.  Our girls team will run at 8 a.m. and our boys will follow at 8:35 a.m.  I’m so proud of all of our All Saints runners and look forward to watching them compete this weekend.    It’s going to be a great season.

Coach Dino Jones

Volleyball
Middle school volleyball has been up and running as of August 9 and the girls have been practicing and getting better every day.  The girls opened up their season on August 19 against KPA.  The seventh grade girls won and the eighth grade fought hard but came up just short of a win.  The girls are learning their fundamentals, as well as what it means to be a “team player”.  All of our players have shown great improvement and their Patriot Pride is seen everyday in practice. We look forward to a successful volleyball season!

Coach Gonzales
Coach Binion

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

HS Leadership Workshop

First Day of School for High School
On August 18, high school students participated in a leadership workshop led by Dr. George Comiskey. The senior class led the student body through various workshop activities.  Students were given the opportunity to plan and collaborate with their peers to solidify their goals for the upcoming school year.  At the end of the event, students met with the faculty and staff to share their findings.  In the coming months, planning will continue as students work hard to accomplish the goals they set as a high school.

High School Parent Night
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 5:30-7:00 p.m, Kirby Commons

High school will be hosting a parent night meeting on September 8.  This is a time for parents to come and follow their student’s schedule, meet their student’s teachers and receive a curriculum overview and class instruction from teachers.  This event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will finish around 7:00 p.m.

If you wish to speak to a teacher regarding your student, this evening may not be the best time to do this due to a tight time schedule.  However, please do not hesitate to email a teacher at any time during the school year with any questions or concerns.  They are also available to meet in person with you, as needed.  The email addresses are found on our school website under the “About” tab on the homepage.

HIGH SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

HS Competes at Tall City Invitational

Praying Together after Shallowater Tournament

SpikeDown Volleyball Champions

Cross Country
Cross Country began early morning practice on August 2.  The mornings begin at 6:00 a.m. and practice runs Monday thru Friday.  I am very proud of this team’s dedication. The season opened with the Tall City Invitational in Midland.  The team showed real promise with strong performances. Lee Taylor (11) placed second in the D1 division behind a runner from Monterey High School. In the D2 division, Diego Cervera (11) led the boy’s team.  Two of our three girls were unable to compete on Saturday, Ella Aycock (12) was the only runner for our girls team and had a great start to the season.   Although the team is small with eight young men and three young ladies, they are doing a tremendous job representing All Saints.

Our next meet is Saturday at the LCU Rust Buster Relays.  Our high school girls will run at 9 a.m. and high school boys will follow at 10 a.m.

Coach Dino Jones

Tennis

All Saints Tennis started off with a bang, taking a 3-0 start to the season with wins over 4A Brownwood (10-5), 4A Sweetwater (13-6) and 4A San Angelo Lakeview (10-5).

The Patriots then  traveled to Brownfield to take on 5A Plainview and were victorious with a 13-6 win. That same afternoon, they had some hard fought matches, falling to a strong 3A Brownfield team 8-11 and 4A State Ranked #19 Borger.  These games were a very good learning experience for the team. Finally, we dropped a heart breaking 9-10 match to Shallowater with a short handed squad. This weekend we travel to Pecos to take on 4A Pecos and 4A Fort Stockton..

This team is full of hard workers and they continue to impress. With a lone senior girl returning this season, our team is young with lots of potential. Our future looks very bright.

Coach Tucker Richolson

Volleyball
All Saints Volleyball began practice on August 2 and have played 17 games. Our record of 13-2-2 includes winning first place at two tournaments, The TAPPS Spikedown Tournament and the River Road Tournament.  Volleyball is off to a very strong season.

The Varsity and JV teams both have tournaments this weekend. The Varsity is at Frenship and the JV will compete at Lubbock Cooper. We would love for everyone to come and see how this team is different on and off the court.

Coach Levi Savage

*See Patriot Spotlight for more about Coach Savage and the High School volleyball team’s goal for this season.