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January 12, 2022

Table of Contents

HEADLINE NEWS
– New Director of Admissions
– Whitaker Receives Prestigious Award

LOOKING AHEAD
 – Calendar of Events

CHAPEL SERVERS

COUNSELOR’S CORNER

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT
– George Lipe ’21
– Timberlake’s Win $20,000 Shopping Spree

ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– New Spirit Shirt Options
– Library Renovation Donors
– February Dine Out
– Birthday Books
– Day of Giving – February 10
– All I See is Red Day
– Swing for the Future Golf Tournament – Registration Open

FINE ARTS
– Needham Receives Special Honor
– T-shirt Design Contest Winners

PLC / LS NEWS
– Lower School Spelling Bee
– MAP Assessments
– Artist of the Week

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
–  New Raptor Check-In System for MS
–  New MS Electives
– Virtual Academic Challenge Results
– MS Spelling Bee
– MS Coaches Corner

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– HS Coaches Corner

New Director of Admissions

The Scioli Family

All Saints is pleased to announce that Abby Scioli has accepted the position of Director of Admissions.

She will join the staff on January 24 to work with Paige McKay in the Admissions Office this semester. The duo is preparing for Abby to take the reigns as Director of Admissions in June as McKay transitions into her new role as the school’s first-ever, full-time chaplain.

Since 2016, Scioli has worked with the American Cancer Society event committee as a staff partner for the Cattle Baron’s Ball and Lubbock Hope Lodge events as the Senior Development Manager.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Advertising from Texas Tech University.

She has been connected to All Saints since 2015 when her children (Sophia – current fifth grader and Slade – current second grader) enrolled, but her connection actually began when she married All Saints alumnus Chris Scioli.

“Chris started Kindergarten at All Saints in 1985 and attended through ninth grade in 1995 because there was not a high school back then,” Scioli said.  “Being the oldest of seven siblings and each attending All Saints, the Scioli family has many wonderful memories rooted in the school.”

She enjoys family time and says she is the best in the family at playing Mario Kart even though she plays it the least.  She enjoys cooking, especially Italian, and prefers watching documentaries or historical movies over any other type of movie. Scioli also says she loves all types of music and “I have an odd talent of remembering song lyrics.”

“I am thrilled and thankful for this opportunity,” she said. “My goal is to continue the success of our school through recruitment and retention. I am excited to share with our community all of the wonderful things that All Saints has to offer.”

The $1.25 million anonymous donation for the Chaplaincy Endowment given to All Saints in September has opened several doors enabling needed upgrades to be made to the school.  “It is the endowment that is allowing us to seamlessly make this transition now,”  Head of School Robert Brashear said.

“We will be the only private school in Lubbock with a full-time Chaplain, and the addition of enhanced pastoral care to our entire All Saints community will benefit students, faculty and staff, and all of our families,” Brashear said.

Over the summer building upgrades will be made which will include a complete modernization and refurbishment of the library, a Pastoral Care Center including the Chaplain’s office to be built in the library, and updates to the Patriot Learning Center (PLC) classrooms including fresh paint, new flooring, and new ceilings.

Scioli will move into Chaplain Paige’s office once the new chaplain’s office has been completed. Until that time Scioli and McKay will work side-by-side in the Admissions Office in the Administrative Building as Scioli learns the admissions process.

“Spring is the busiest time in admissions, and I look forward to working alongside Abby during this season of transition,” Chaplain McKay said. “Her knowledge of the school as a parent will be invaluable as she gets up to speed on the admissions side. “I know the school will be in great hands with Abby!”

Whitaker Receives Leadership Award

Senior Ashby Whitaker has been selected by the YWCA as the recipient of the prestigious Lubbock YWCA 2022 Women of Excellence Youth Leadership Award. The YWCA Women of Excellence Selection Committee chooses one outstanding recipient for the award based on the applicant’s plans to pursue post-secondary education studies upon graduation, her leadership potential through her involvement in extracurricular activities and/or service to school or community, and her demonstration of strong academic ability.

“It was a joy to hear that Ashby Whitaker has been selected to receive the Women of Excellence award through the YWCA,”  High School Division Head Tammy Edmonson said.  “Ashby exudes so many incredible talents and strives to continually do her best academically while staying very involved in extracurricular activities at All Saints and in the community.”

As a member of the 21-member Class of 2022 and All Saints’ seventh graduating class, Whitaker is the first student from All Saints to receive the distinguished 2022 Women of Excellence Youth Leadership Award along with a $500 scholarship.  She will be honored along with the other 2022 Women of Excellence recipients at a dinner on March 3 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. More details, such as ticket information, are available at ywcalubbock.org.

Three former Women of Excellence recipients have ties to All Saints.  In 1991 All Saints Chaplain The Rev. Jo Roberts Mann received the Religious Award. All Saints alumnae Kirsten Doty received the Youth Leadership Award in 1992 as did Shaili (Khanderia) Felton in 1995.

“I am humbled by this recognition and am honored to be included among such a wonderful group of women,” Whitaker said.

Calendar of Events

January 13

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 3 – 7 p.m:  Middle School 7th Grade Basketball @ Christ the King Tournament; 4011 54th Street, Lubbock:  3 p.m. Girls / 4 p.m. Boys / 6 p.m. Boys

January 14

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Jones Gym. PLC parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 5 – 8:30 p.m:  High School Basketball @ Ascension Academy,   Ascension Parkway,  Amarillo:  5 p.m. JV Boys / 6 p.m. Varsity Girls / 7:30 p.m. Varsity Boys
  • TBA:  Middle School 7th Grade Basketball @ Christ the King Tournament; 4011 54th Street, Lubbock

January 15

  • TAPPS High School Dance Championship, Waco
  • High School Powerlifting Meet, Brownfield

January 17

  • Martin Luther King Holiday – NO SCHOOL
  • 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m:  Daycare Available

January 18

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Lower School, Jones Gym. Lower School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 5 – 8:30 p.m:  High School Basketball vs Southcrest;  Patriot Gym:  5 p.m. JV Boys / 6 p.m. Varsity Girls  / 7:30 p.m. Varsity (Link to Volunteer at the games:  https://allsaintsschool.org/athletics/gate-concession-volunteers/)

January 19

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 9 – 11 a.m: Middle School Spelling Bee, Jones Gym
  • 5 p.m: Board of Trustees Meeting, High School Classroom

January 20

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 3 – 7 p.m:  Middle School 8th Grade Basketball @ Christ the King Tournament; 4011 54th Street, Lubbock

January 21

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Jones Gym. PLC parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 4 – 8:30 p.m:  High School Basketball @ Abilene Christian,  Abilene Christian High School, 2500 North Judge Ely Blvd, Abilene:  4 p.m. JV Boys / 5 p.m. Varsity Girls / 6:30 p.m. Varsity Boys
  • TBA:  Middle School 8th Grade Basketball @ Christ the King Tournament; 4011 54th Street, Lubbock

January 22

  • TBA:  Middle School 8th Grade Basketball @ Christ the King Tournament; 4011 54th Street, Lubbock

January 24

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Lower School, Jones Gym. Lower School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 4 p.m. – 8 p.m:  Middle School Basketball @ KPA, 4 p.m. 7th Grade Girls / 5 p.m. 7th Grade Boys / 6 p.m. 8th Grade Girls / 7 p.m. 8th Grade Boys

January 25-27

  • 8:45 – 10:45 a.m:   MAPS Assessment (Grades K-4)

January 25

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Lower School, Jones Gym. Lower School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 5 – 8:30 p.m:  High School Basketball vs Ascension;  Patriot Gym:  5 p.m. JV Boys / 6 p.m. Varsity Girls  / 7:30 p.m. Varsity (Link to Volunteer at the games:  https://allsaintsschool.org/athletics/gate-concession-volunteers/)

January 26

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

January 27

  • Red
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m:  HS Varsity Tennis @ Plainview Tournament
  • TBA:  MS Basketball WTCAA Tournament Round 1, Lubbock

January 28

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Jones Gym. PLC parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 5 – 8:30 p.m:  High School Basketball vs. Abilene Christian; Patriot Gym:  5 p.m. JV Girls / 6 p.m. Varsity Girls / 7 p.m. Varsity Boys

January 29

  • TBA:  MS Basketball WTCAA Tournament Round 2, Lubbock
  • 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m:  FTC Robotics Meet #3

January 31

  • Blue Day

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

CHAPEL SERVERS

Wednesday, January 12 (fifth)
Readers: Piper Hufford, Charlee Jaynes
Acolytes: Mark Edwards, Penelope Fuller, Alisha Haider, Cayden Halbrooks
 
Thursday, January 13 (fifth)
Readers:  Lexi Jeffreys, Christian Klundt
Acolytes:  Quinn Helton, Kagan Hernandez, Piper Hufford, Charlee Jaynes

Friday, January 14 (fifth)
Readers:  Leighton Lewis, Ellery Lowe
Acolytes:  Lexi Jeffreys, Christian Klundt, Thomas Meek, Bella Molligan

Tuesday, January 18 (fifth)
Readers: Thomas Meek, Bella Molligan
Acolytes: Leighton Lewis, Ellery Lowe, Ellie Beth Moss, Kirby Riggs

Wednesday, January 19 (fifth)
Readers: Ellie Beth Moss, Kirby Riggs
Acolytes: Knox Rushing, Sophia Scioli, Presley Scolaro, Zoey Scranton
 
Thursday, January 20 (fifth)
Readers:  Knox Rushing, Sophia Scioli
Acolytes:  Marsali Soonpaa, Lilly Taylor, Caroline Tirey, Alejandro Verdugo

Friday, January 21 (fifth)
Readers:  Presley Scolaro, Zoey Scranton
Acolytes: Harris Underwood, Kenedee Valdez, Berklie Wade, Logan Wolfe

Monday, January 24 (fifth)
Readers: Marsali Soonpaa, Lilly Taylor
Acolytes: Amelia Anderson, Cade Brewer, Londyn Burkholder, Raphael Codding

Tuesday, January 25 (fifth)
Readers: Caroline Tirey, Harris Underwood
Acolytes: Mark Edwards, Penelope Fuller, Alisha Haider, Cayden Halbrooks

Wednesday, January 26 (fifth)
Readers: Kenedee Valdez, Alejandro Verdugo
Acolytes: Quinn Helton, Kagan Hernandez, Piper Hufford, Charlee Jaynes
 
Thursday, January 27  (fifth)
Readers:  Berklie Wade, Logan Wolfe
Acolytes:  Lexi Jeffreys, Christian Klundt, Thomas Meek, Bella Molligan

Friday, January 28 (fifth)
Readers:  TBD
Acolytes:  TBD

COUNSELOR’S CORNER

Be Where Your Feet Are.
Several years ago, I was in a high-pressure position that demanded more of me than I thought I could handle, our family was dealing with a rather stressful situation, COVID had just broken out in the US, and I found that I was “what if-ing and worrying” myself into an unhealthy frenzy.  A dear friend pulled me aside and lovingly said, “Alicia, control what you can control and be where your feet are.” Then, she literally made me look at the physical location of where my feet were and we walked through what was going on at that moment on that day. I can honestly say that small phrase “grounded” me then and many times thereafter.   Have you been there yourself?  Have you found yourself “wishing and what-ifing” for things beyond your control?  We tend to go to this place when we feel discombobulated, uncertain, indecisive, scared and stuck.  Does this sound like the past three years of the Pandemic?  It certainly does to me so I know we are all in this together.

Let’s dig into the practice of “being where our feet are.”

Embrace the NOW!

Where are your feet planted? How are things going at this moment?  What do you hear, see, smell, and feel?

Notice the small, but very important things such as the sun, a meal with your family, curling up to a good book, a great song on the radio, or just quiet time. It is called GRATITUDE!

I think Jason Mraz sums it up beautifully in his song, “Be Where Your Feet Are.”

Every time I think I’m stuck, the sun moves along and my shadow gets up. If you’re lost, relax, and be where your feet are. https://youtu.be/JU_SokL3-Zc

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT

Congratulations to the Timberlake’s who won the big prize at the 2021 Legacy Event… a $20,000 shopping spree to Miller Waldrop Furniture and Decor. Happy Shopping!

All School News

New Spirit Shirt Options

Are you looking for a new spirit shirt?  We’ve got you covered!  New designs have been added to the spirit shop including Powerlifting, Golf, Tennis and Track will be coming soon.  Check out the cute new designs by visiting our online spirit shop at asesspiritshop.com

THANK YOU LIBRARY RENOVATION DONORS!

Amarillo National Bank
Anonymous
Christina and Robert Barritt
Emily and David Bateman
Jennifer and Robert Brashear
Jeanine and Ray Brown
Krista and Matt Bumstead
Keelee and Ben Burkholder
Charlotte and Larry Burt
Cami and Tom Callahan
Penny and Clint Carpenter
David Chapman
Scott Malouf
Shaili Felton
Michelle and Brent Fuller
Priya and Harvinder Gill
Becky Gonzales
Kacee and Nathan Harvey
Alexandra and Arthur Hernandez

Somer and Jeff Jaynes
Ali and Shawn Johnson
Brittany and Greg Jones
Paula and Charles Key
Emma, Ellie and LuLu Lane
Marlowe Lawson
Katlyn and Brett Longley
Lubbock National Bank
Jessica Martinez
Amanda and Zane Mead
Barbara Miller
Jessica and Dustin Miller
Carla and Brad Moran
Rebecca and Michael Moss
Sunni and John Osborne
Ashlee and David Owens
Dee and Ralph Paone
Lauren and Justin Pinkston

Carolanne and Jim Purtell
Amanda and Bryce Riggs
Stephanie and Kirk Rogers
Pat and Bill Russell
Jean Scott
Rachel and Robert Scranton
Angela Simek
Candice and Kyle Simons
Jessica and Davis Smith
Diana and Chris St. Clair
Shane Strawbridge
Celeste and Mark Thompson
Bethany and Wes Tolley
Valerie and Tim Tucker
Brittany and Zane Vaughn
Jill and Terry White
Carolyn and Will Wilkerson
Beth and Brax Wright

Parent Group Dine Out Program

 

Day of Giving

All I See is Red

All I See is Red Day is celebrated on Monday, February 14.  The students will be invited to wear something red or Valentine themed.  This is a special tradition for our eighth grade students who sell and deliver gifts and songs to each grade level to raise money for their end-of-the-year Eighth Grade Banquet.  Look for more information coming soon!

FINE ARTS

Needham Receives Special Honor

TAPPS 2A Best Actress sophomore Olivia Needham (shown here in the center) has been chosen to represent All Saints as part of the inaugural Theatre Showcase at TAPPSCON in Waco this summer. Students were chosen based on their performance at the State One-Act Play Competition in November.

MS One Act Play T-Shirt Contest

Isabella Hidalgo, MS Winner

Ainsley Wisniewski , Overall Winner

Keiralei Simek, LS Winner

All Saints students of all ages were invited to submit design entries for the MS One-Act Play T-Shirt contest. Their designs are for the theatre production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Dwayne Hartford. Of the many students that submitted designs, three were chosen as winners by a panel of outside, independent judges.

Fourth Grade student Keiralei Simek was the winner for the LS division. She was awarded $25, and her design will be featured on posters advertising the show.

Eighth Grade student Isabella Hidalgo was one of two winners for the MS division. She was awarded $25, and her design will be featured on posters advertising the show.

Sixth Grade student Ainsley Wisniewski was the other MS division winner as well as being named the overall winner of the contest. She was awarded $100, and her design will be featured on the school’s official one-act play shirt.

There will be a performance of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane presented by the All Saints PSIA One-Act Play team on Thursday, February 10 at 7 pm in the Kirby Commons at All Saints. Tickets are available at the door, and admission is $5 for guests and free for ASES students, faculty, and staff.

PLC/LS NEWS

The Pre-Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from their High School friends this week. Mentoring to our younger Patriots is an important part of the All Saints experience. ❤

The LS Spelling Bee will be offered to third and fourth grade students. Second grade students will observe. If your child is interested in competing, please have them sign up with their teacher and a study list will be sent home.

Middle of Year Map Testing will be held the week of January 24. All students grades K-4 will participate. More Information will be sent home soon!

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

New Raptor Check-In System for MS Building

The middle school now has a fully operational Raptor system for checking in and out similar to the main office.  Parents of middle school children are welcome to pick up and drop off their child at the middle school entrance during the day rather than having him/her walk across campus.

All students have been assigned ID cards to sign themselves in every morning.  This is a nice addition to the middle school and so far the system has worked really well.

Virtual Academic Challenge

At the end of the fall semester,  All Saints Middle School students participated in the Virtual Challenge Meet.  This is an academic competition open to students in public and private schools throughout the state of Texas.

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the fall competition:

Leah Hutchinson placed 10th overall in the state in Listening Skills (5/6)

Gurvir Gill placed 3rd overall in  the state in Mathematics (4-8), 8th in Social Studies (5/6), 2nd in Number Sense (4-6), 1st in Maps, Graphs & Charts (5/6)

In addition, the Number Sense 4-6 team with Gurvir Gill, Nanaki Dhaliwal, and Quinn Helton placed 2nd overall in the State.

Below is a complete list of all students who participated in the fall competition:

Fifth Grade:
Cade Brewer – Mathematics, Number Sense
Cayden Halbrooks – Science
Quinn Helton – Number Sense
Bella Molligan – Mathematics
Marsali Soonpaa – Mathematics

Six Grade:
Nanaki Dhaliwal – Number Sense, Science
Gurvir Gill – Math, Maps, Graphs, & Charts, Number Sense, Social Studies, Science
Leah Hutchinson – Listening Skills

Seventh Grade:
Rayan Gabel – Listening Skills, Science
Jeanelle Imiere – Number Sense
Fletcher Lowe – Mathematics
Jacob Moss – Number Sense, Maps Graphs & Charts

Eighth Grade:
Octavio Cervera – Number Sense, Calculator Skills
Sebastian Cervera – Calculator Skills
Reya Felton – Number Sense
Ben Kunkov – Science
Kallie Lampe – Science

Non-Fine Arts Electives Offered in Middle School

The middle school students are given the opportunity to change their spring non-fine arts elective.  The following choices were offered for the spring semester:   photography, recreational sports, robotics, study hall (seventh and eighth grades), book club (fifth and sixth grades) and yoga.  Yoga is a new elective for the spring taught by All Saints parent Susan Simek.  The non-fine arts elective offerings have been a great addition to the middle school curriculum and are popular with our students. Helping children identify interests outside of the classroom allows All Saints to focus on educating the whole child.

MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

MS GIRLS BASKETBALL
The middle school girls have had a very productive and successful few weeks. As a whole, the girls are developing their skills and becoming more confident players. We look forward to the coming weeks as we prepare for the WTCAA tournament, we are all excited about the success that we have at our fingertips.

Coach Binion

MS BOYS BASKETBALL
Our middle school boys basketball teams are working hard and improving every week. They continue competing well in every game and never quit. Our MS seventh grade basketball teams will head to CTK  tomorrow and compete in the CTK Tournament.  Our eighth grade teams will be playing in the same tournament next week.   The final game of regular season play will be against KPA.  The eighth grade boys will finish the season with the WTCAA Tournament on January 27 and 29.

Coach Baldwin

Middle School Cheer and Blue Crew

We’ve got spirit!  Yes, we do!  Thank you to our hardworking Middle School Cheerleaders and Blue Crew for keeping our fans fired up and our players encouraged.  A special thank you to our cheer coaches: Tasha Killeen and Jenni Nichols along with our Blue Crew coaches:  Priya Gill and Wendy Needham.  Well done, ladies!

HIGH SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

The All Saints Pom Squad will compete this weekend at the upcoming TAPPS 2A State Dance Competition. We have four dancers who will represent All Saints: Reagan Hunter, Maddie Matthews, Alex Mercer, and Portia Clary. Good luck, ladies!

GIRLS BASKETBALL
The girls have started district play with a couple of tough, hard fought contests. With one win and one loss and getting better every day, we are poised to make a very successful run. We will continue district play next week with games against Southcrest and Abilene Christian. We hope to see you at the games!

Coach Kyle Simons

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL
The Patriot Boys Basketball team played in the Sands tournament before Christmas and came out with a 2-2 record. The Patriots defeated Petersburg, 60-32 bringing their record to 14-8 heading into district play. The Patriots opened up district play with two tough losses to CTK and KPA.  The boys are back on the road with games at Ascension on Friday night.

Coach Chapman

BOYS JV BASKETBALL
The JV boys team is competing well this season.  They boast an 11-1 record and are the Sands Tournament Champions.  The team continues to get better each day and we look forward to competing well against district opponents.

Coach Smith

Powerlifting
Powerlifting kicked off its season by participating in the Big Spring Steer Invitational. The meet was a great learning experience for everyone involved. Calvin Carpenter was able to achieve 3 successful lifts and is currently in second place in our region for his weight class. We will be competing again this weekend at the Cub Invitational in Brownfield.

Coach Tucker Richolson

Swimming
Calista Conklin will be All Saint’s sole representative at the TAPPS Regional Swim Meet on January 28th in Mansfield. We wish Calista the best as she competes for a trip to the state meet.

Coach Kyle Simons

Concession Stand and Gate Workers

There are several available volunteer opportunities for the remaining home basketball games.  Please take a few minutes to review the available slots and for families with student athletes to complete your required Patriot hours.  In addition to earning Patriot hours, this is also a great opportunity for our students who need volunteer hours.  Please contact Cindy Taylor if you have any questions regarding Patriot hours @ ctaylor@allsaintsschool.org.