February 12, 2020
Table of Contents
– ASES Day of Giving (Today)
– Reenrollment Time
– Admissions Update
– Thank You to Spirit Sponsors
– Calendar of Events
– Chapel Servers
– Jett Maupin
– Lauren Evans
– Kai Canford
– Emery Epps, LuLu Lane, Ellie Lane, Madison Pinkston, Scarlett Mooty, and Lucy Winter
– Sawyer Robertson and Charlie Robinson
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Yearbook Sponsorships (Preschool-Eighth Grades)
– Swing for the Future Golf Tournament
– Pig Day – March 1
PLC / LS NEWS
– Artist of the Week
– Third Grade Adds New Teacher
– Second Grade Hall of Presidents – Preparation Begins
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– Sixth Grade Biographies
– Coaches Corner
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– 2020 High School Yearbook Receives Top Honors
– Mock Trial
– Coaches Corner
Celebrating Sweet Success!
Letters will be mailed this week to our current school community asking for each family’s enrollment forms to be completed and returned for the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline for submitting enrollment forms is Wednesday, February 24. This year has been a remarkable year of challenge, growth, and opportunity. The lessons learned this year will make 2021-2022 even stronger, and we would love to have your children with us in the fall. We know you have a choice when it comes to your child’s education. Thank you for choosing All Saints! If you have questions regarding your child’s grade level expectation or curriculum, feel free to contact his or her division head. For questions regarding financial aid, please contact Valerie Tucker in the business office.
Enrollment will open up to the community on Thursday, February 25. Please return your children’s enrollment forms ASAP to ensure their spots in the fall!
The pandemic has ushered in a great deal of interest in All Saints. Packets have been mailed, tours have been scheduled, and interest is high in many grade levels. Current parents are strongly encouraged to let Paige McKay in the office know immediately if you have additional children at home whom you wish to enroll for the first time at All Saints in the fall. There may not be a spot later if you wait. If you know of people who might be interested in being a part of the All Saints community, please feel free to have them give Paige McKay a call soon. She would be delighted to give them a tour of our campus and share more about our school and availabilities.
Thank You for a Fun Winterfest!
Our Spirit Squad Sponsors keep bringing the fun! Thank you for a great week of Winterfest activities, decorations, snacks and lots of laughs! This year’s Spirit Squad leaders include Angie Lane, Amanda Mead, Dee Paone and Kinsey Tolley. To see more pictures from these fun dress up days, go to our school facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPride/
Calendar of Events
- Red Day
- 7:45am: All I See Is Red Day – Students and Faculty may wear Red to school.
- 8 – 9 a.m: Parent Group Meeting, ASES Robotics Lab
- WINTER BREAK – SCHOOL NOT IN SESSION
- 6, 7:30 p.m: High School Varsity Basketball @ Christ the King, 4011 54th Street Lubbock: 6 p.m. Varsity Girls; 7:30 p.m. Varsity Boys
- WINTER BREAK – SCHOOL NOT IN SESSION
- Red Day
- 8 a.m: Senior Cap & Gown Photos and High School Make Up Photos, Kirby Commons
- 5:30 – 6:30 p.m: Fifth Grade Moving Up Night (Parents Only)
- Blue Day
- 8 a.m: Ash Wednesday
- 8:45 – 9:15 a.m: Picture Make Up Day for Preschool – Eighth Grade (please bring your picture package to return to the photographer for re-takes); Yearbook Pictures for Middle School Sports, Band, Orchestra: Patriot Gym
- 5 p.m: ASES Board Meeting
- 6:30 p.m: Middle School Cheer Practice, Patriot Gym
- Red Day
- Blue Day
- 9 a.m: Second Grade Hall of Presidents, Kirby Commons (Only four guests per second grade student.)
Follow @GoAllSaintsPats on Twitter for the latest in Patriot Athletics.
- February 23: High School Area Basketball Playoffs
- February 26: First Grade Imaginary Trip to Washington D.C.
- February 27: High School Regional Basketball Playoffs
- March 1: National Pig Day
- March 4-5: High School State Basketball Championship
- March 5: Report Cards; Lower School Spelling Bee
- March 10: Parent Group Fundraiser – Eat at Double Dave’s Pizza
- March 11: Report Cards
- March 15-19: Spring Break, School Not in Session
- March 25: Holy Chapel
- April 1: Senior Trip to Palo Duro Canyon
- April 2 -5: Easter Break – School Not in Session
- April 6: Easter Chapel
- April 9: Progress Reports
- April 12 – 15: Eighth Grade Mo Ranch Trip
- April 16: PLC Tricycle Rodeo
- April 21: Band Contest in Abernathy
- April 23: Spring Break Fever – School NOT in Session
- April 27: Fun Run Pep Rally
- April 29: Baccalaureate
- April 30: Kindergarten Fiesta
- April 30 – May 1: Theater Musical “Matilda” Fifth -Twelfth Grade
Past Patriots Return to Campus!
As you may know, the school altered its 8:00 Chapel attendance this school year. As a part of our efforts to minimize large group gatherings and reduce risk of COVID spread, we continued streaming Chapel live each morning via Facebook and the School’s website into our classrooms. Each morning, two grade levels attend in person and the rest join via the live feed. Parents and special friends have been encouraged to join us remotely as well.
Beginning on Monday, the School began allowing parents to join their child in Jones Gym on the day that their child’s grade level attends in person. For example, First Grade parents may now attend chapel in Jones Gym at 8:00 am on Mondays, as this is the day First Grade comes to Jones Gym for Chapel. The complete schedule is below:
Mondays – First and Second Grades
Tuesdays – Third and Fourth Grades
Wednesdays – Seventh and Eighth Grades
Thursdays – Fifth and Sixth Grades
Fridays – Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Parents will need to drop off their children following the regular morning drop off procedures. They are invited to then park in the Jones Gym area parking lot and enter Jones Gym through its West Entrance (Marked as entrance ‘M’ on school signage.)
Beginning at 7:40AM, parents will need to wear masks and must successfully complete the series of COVID related questions and temperature check before being able to take a seat in the bleachers. Children will be able to sit with their own parents in the bleachers, although families must social distance from other families in the bleachers.
We have also begun having students serve as scripture readers in Chapel. You will find the schedule below. We are going to resume Friday Special Music offerings as well. If your child plays an instrument, we would love for them to share their gifts with us on a Friday. Email Paige Mckay if your child might be interested in this.
Chapel for the last eleven months has been different. However, there have been many blessings. Streaming our service each morning has allowed us to widen our circle. We have several grandparents and other special friends who are valued members of our school family who now join us daily for chapel. Streaming the service live via Facebook also allowed us to continue offering Chapel last summer.
God is so good, all of the time. Gathering each day, whether virtually or in person, gives us the chance to grow closer to each other and to Him. I am grateful for the chance to experience that every day at All Saints with your children.
8:00 AM CHAPEL READERS
Feb 11 (Thurs)
Abigail Anderson (6)
Feb 12 (Fri)
School Not In Session
Feb 15 (Mon)
School Not In Session
Feb 16 (Tues)
Cade Brewer (4)
Feb 17 (Wed)
Reese Wolfe (8)
Feb 18 (Thurs)
Lauren Brashear (6)
Feb 19 (Fri)
Feb 22 (Mon)
Feb 23 (Tues)
Londyn Burkholder (4)
Feb 26 (Wed)
Ayden Wisniewski (8)
*Please remember, if your student is scheduled to read, he or she needs to be in Jones Gym no later than 7:45 a.m. on the morning in which he/she is scheduled to serve. After 7:45 a.m., we find replacements as needed, in order to provide time to practice.
All School News
ALL I SEE IS RED DAY
Tomorrow your children may dress in red to celebrate All I See Is Red Day! The eighth grade will be delivering fun singing telegrams and goodies! It is sure to be a fun day for everyone.
YEARBOOK SPONSORS (PRESCHOOL – EIGHTH GRADES)
Please consider sponsoring a page in the 2020-2021 All Saints Episcopal School yearbook. There are over 100 pages to choose from. Thanks for supporting this project! Each page sponsorship is $100 and will be billed to your account. Deadline to sign up is February 16.
PIG DAY – MARCH 1
All Saints celebrates National Pig Day each year. It is a beloved tradition that started several years ago by one of our own past Art teachers, Ellen Stanley and her sister, Mary Lynne.
National Pig Day came about when two sisters were looking for something fun to fill the gap between Christmas and Easter. Ellen suggested a celebration with pigs, who doesn’t like pigs? Her sister was on board. To make it official the girls registered the day with Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events.
Why Does It Cost $5 to Race a Pig?
The money that we raise on Pig Day goes directly to Heifer International. Their mission is to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way by supporting and investing alongside local farmers and their communities.
How Do I Sign Up to Race?
There is no sign up, just bring your money on race day along with your mechanical pig! Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth Grade will race mechanical pigs. MS and HS can put their robotics skills to good use and race an open/modified Mechanical Pig.
Where Do I Buy a Mechanical Pig?
Here are a few suggestions:
What Do the Students Wear on Pig Day?
Students may wear pink shirts (or pig shirts) and pig tails!
Can Parents Attend?
Due to COVID restrictions, Parents will not be able to attend.
Is there a Special Lunch Served on Pig Day?
There will not be a special lunch this year. However, each child will receive a special pig treat to enjoy.
CALLING ALL GOLFERS!
The 7th Annual Swing for the Future Golf Tournament is quickly approaching on May 3, 2021. This is a super fun event that brings our community together to raise funds for the ASES Athletic program.
The event is a four-person scramble and is held at the beautiful Rawls Course at Texas Tech University. The day will begin with lunch and a spirited putting contest followed by a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. There are lots of contests and prizes to be won.
There are several Patriot families who have made this event a yearly tradition and joined us every year. Thank you to those families. We welcome newcomers and hope that you will plan to join us! The tournament fills up quickly so reserve your team spot today @ https://allsaintsschool.org/athletics/golf-tournament-registration/.
Would you like to sponsor the tournament? Please fill out the online registration or contact Cindy Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
37th Hall of Presidents – February 19
Students portraying 24 United States presidents will be showcased at All Saints Episcopal School on February 19 during the school’s 37th Annual Hall of Presidents Program at 9 a.m. in the school’s performing arts center, Kirby Commons. This is the 37th consecutive year for All Saints to present the Second Grade Hall of Presidents Program.
In keeping with COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, each second grade student may only have four guests attend the performance.
The second grade class will conclude their year-long study of the United States presidency when they present their program February 19. The students have each chosen a president to study. They will each present a one-minute biography of his or her president and dress in costume to portray that person. In addition, the students will recite by memory all 46 presidents in order and tell significant facts about each.
- Each second grade student will present a one-minute biography on a United States president and dress in costume to portray that person.
- As a group the students will recite all 46 presidents in order and tell significant facts about each.
- The program is the conclusion of a study of the US presidency by the second grade students. This semester the students have learned facts about all 46 presidents and can recite the presidents in order by memory.
- The Hall of Presidents Program is a highlight of the second grade and is a highly-anticipated event by the entire All Saints community.
- The second grade students began preparing for their year-long study of the US presidency as first graders when their first grade class made a virtual tour of Washington D.C.
Third Grade Adds New Teacher
Our Third Grade has recently added a new teacher, Alex Webster. She has worked in different capacities here at All Saints, including this past fall as a long-term substitute teacher in the Third Grade classroom.
“I really wanted to stay at All Saints because of the relationships that I had developed with the faculty, staff and most importantly the students,” said Alex. “It’s a joy to come to school every day to smiling faces, people who love their jobs and a wonderful support system. I am excited to continue building relationships with parents and the rest of the All Saints family.”
This spring, she is teaching units that include Ancient Greece and the American Civil War. With the technology now available for each student, Ms. Webster will be incorporating interdisciplinary projects. This will include developing research skills, communication and presentational skills and analyzing primary texts. “Having the opportunity to intertwine technology in the classroom is such an exciting moment for all of us. I love the hands-on work that we are able to accomplish.”
Her undergraduate education was based entirely in experiential learning, and her graduate studies were based in performance-based research. “I love that I get to work with the students on project-based learning,” said Alex. “Right now, their task is to develop a piece of art based on their research, film a presentation of their work, and show the film to the class. There’s a sense of ownership that they have through this project. That kind of responsibility is difficult to teach, but absolutely lives inside each and every one of these children.”
The little moments at school are her favorite. She shared a favorite moment from her first week at All Saints and the joy she found in one of her students love of reading. The child came in early to read a book. She didn’t come in early because she was behind. She came in “just because it’s fun” to have quiet time to read a good book!
Ms. Webster is excited about the spring semester and looks forward to the opportunity to help young minds learn and grow.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Sixth Grade Biographies
Sixth Grade Biographies are a much-anticipated part of the sixth grade educational experience at All Saints. Mrs. Cooper’s English class has begun their work on these exciting presentations. The students dress in costume to help portray their characters as they make their presentations.
Here’s a sampling of some of the biographies that are being presented. The students have selected familiar faces from our past and some current celebrities that have made an impact on them (look for more to be shared in the next issue of the Patriot Passages).
MIDDLE COACHES CORNER
Congratulations to the eighth grade girls and boys basketball teams on their fourth place finishes in the WTCAA Basketball Tournament. The players and coaches of all of the All Saints seventh and eighth grade middle school basketball teams had successful seasons. It was an accomplishment by all of our basketball teams to navigate a tricky year of COVID protocols. Congratulations to all of our players and coaches on a job well done!
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
2020 High School Yearbook Receives Top Honors
Two prestigious top national awards were presented to the 2020 All Saints High School Yearbook staff last week by the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA).
The 2020 yearbook, The Foundation, earned the ranking of “First Place with Special Merit” based upon their rubric scoring earning 980 out of a possible 1,000 points. In addition, the ASPA judges designated the yearbook as the “Most Outstanding High School Yearbook for 2020”. Both of the top awards were categorized under the Small School Under 500 Students Enrollment Division. All Saints was the smallest school in the category with 76 students.
“Your yearbook shows excellence in the fields of writing, photography, page design, and contains elements/sections of a memorable yearbook that will treasured for years to come,” an anonymous ASPA judge wrote in the critique. “Congratulations to the editors, writers, photographers, layout/graphics designers, staff and advisor who have made this publication possible.”
The All Saints yearbook earned the top two awards and was the smallest school entered in the contest along with also having the smallest number of staff members. Eight schools from across the United States earned the First Place with Merit Award. All Saints is the only school from Texas earning the award.
Six schools were recognized as the “Most Outstanding High School Yearbook for 2020”. All Saints is once again the only Texas school to earn this honor.
“The Foundation is a wonderful publication!” an anonymous ASPA judge wrote. Not only have you mastered the basic elements of a good yearbook (table of contents, title page, division pages), but you have also “aced” the additional elements (page design, sections, copy) that make a yearbook stand out from the others. Every member of your staff should be commended for contributions and dedication in producing this traditional senior publication during such a stressful period of time.”
2020 graduates Ellyn Brashear and Abby Schlehuber served as co-editors for the 2020 yearbook. They chose the theme 2020 In Focus and portrayed their theme throughout the book with a camera focusing bracket placed on the dominant photo in each spread. Crisp photography along with a “clean” layout were the primary elements throughout the book.
Other staff members included 2020 graduates Gage Clary, Elise Headrick, Hayley Latta, and Garrett Matthews along with current juniors Ella Aycock, Haley Dickerson, Jilayne Headrick, Reagan Hunter, and sophomores Reagan Andrews, Sara Carothers, and Portia Clary. Shelly Smith is the high school yearbook advisor.
Mock Trial Regional Competition
The All Saints Varsity Mock Trial team won two out of three trials and advanced to the semi-finals round in the South Plains Regional Contest February 1-4. In addition, the Patriots earned eight individual honors.
On the first night, All Saints defeated Estacado High 3-0. The Patriots defeated Coronado High School the second night 3-0. The two wins qualified the team to compete the next night in the semi-finals. The Monterey High School team defeated All Saints in the semi-finals and advanced to the final round against Lubbock High the following night. Lubbock High won the regional contest and will represent the South Plains at the state contest in March.
Junior Ayden Allen was awarded Best Advocate in each of the Coronado and Estacado trials. Freshman Jeye Johnson, Junior Leah Vinson, and Senior Graham St. Clair also earned Best Advocate awards during the contest.
Junior Reese Rogers was awarded Best Witness in each of the Coronado and Estacado trials. Juniors GraceAnn Streit and Leah Vinson were also named as Best Witnesses during the contest.
HIGH SCHOOL COACHES CORNER
Both the All Saints girls and boys varsity basketball teams have one district 1-2A game remaining at Christ the King this Friday. The girls team has secured the third seed in the upcoming TAPPS 2A playoffs and the boys have secured the second seed. More information on the playoff schedule will be communicated as soon as it is finalized. The game times for Friday’s games at Christ the King are as follows:
6:00 pm – Girls Varsity
7:30 pm – Boys Varsity
This is the first year that All Saints has competed in high school powerlifting. The team will compete in their first Texas High School Powerlifting Association event this Saturday at Plains High School. Coach Sky Rojas has done a fantastic job in training these Patriots and the excitement is high to finally have the opportunity to compete. The All Saints Powerlifting Team is made up of the following athletes: Brooks Burns, Calvin Carpenter, Mason Dawson, Caleb Hillin and Sawyer Staggs.