January 13, 2021

Table of Contents

HEADLINE NEWS
– Patriots Enjoy the Snow
– Middle School Receives New Ipads
– HubCityPreps.com All City Awards

  • Volleyball
  • Football

CHAPEL NOTES

LOOKING AHEAD
– Calendar of Events

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT
– Ellery Lowe
– McKanna Garcia
– Cade Brewer and Kenedee Valdez

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– New Spirit Shirt
– Building Updates

PARENT GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
– Artist of the Week

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– MS Coaches Corner

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– Division Head Updates
– HS Coaches Corner
– 2020-21 All Sport Senior Night

Patriots Enjoy the Snow

Middle School Students Receive New Ipads

The new semester has brought new excitement for middle school students as they received personal iPads for their instructional use. These iPads are a portion of the devices recently purchased to provide iPads to every All Saints student grades K through 12, along with faculty.

In the coming weeks students in the Lower School will receive their iPads and begin learning to use them.  High School students received their devices as they entered 9th grade.

All Saints families learned in December that plans were in place to create a one to one technology environment to make each student’s education more engaging, efficient, and effective.  The technology will not only serve students in our current situation with the pandemic, but will provide continuity in learning in the classroom or if students are ill, or they are away from school for travel, athletic events or other student activities.

Participants in the December Legacy Event were invited to contribute to the funding of the iPads and we have raised almost $90,000.  Additional funds are needed.  To learn about opportunities to contribute please contact Celeste Thompson at cthompson@allsaintsschool.org or (806) 745-7701.

Patriot Volleyball Athletes Receive All-City Recognition

Several of our Patriot Volleyball players and our coach received TAPPS Volleyball All-City awards from HubCityPreps.com.  To learn more, click here to read the entire article!

Patriot Football Athletes Receive All-City Recognition

Our Patriot Football athletes also received recognition over the Christmas Break from HubCityPreps.com.  To read the article and learn more, click here!  Way to go, Patriots!

Chapel Notes

As we gather together in the midst of the Church season of Epiphany, I say welcome!  Nestled in between Christmas and Lent, Epiphany is a season that is often overlooked.  However, it is a time full of exploration and reflection.  The word Epiphany itself means “an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure”.  If we can give ourselves the chance, it can be a powerful time to reflect on the manifestation of God’s Love in our lives.
Multiple stories are associated with the season of Epiphany.  The visit from the Wise Men, the Miracle at the Wedding at Cana, and the Baptism of Jesus are three that come to mind first.  However, I wanted to share with you another Epiphany story, one that happened to me last week.  I originally shared the following on Facebook.
In chapel we have been sharing about finding God’s love around us. Epiphany is this amazing season in the church year where we get to focus specifically on God’s Love being made manifest in the world around us. The wise guys saw it when they laid eyes on sweet baby Jesus for the first time. It popped up at the first miracle in Cana, when hosts ran out of wine at a wedding. It surrounds us still today. We just have to have eyes to see it.
I was walking through Kirby Commons while Second grade and Kindergarten students were eating lunch.  It had been a hard morning, and frankly, a hard week for me in several ways. Nothing that I’m sure everyone else isn’t feeling in one way or another. Life in the time of COVID and social distancing is affecting us all.  
Each friend in that cafeteria – EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. – shared a little Love (with a capital L) with me. Taking a few extra minutes I didn’t know I had, I felt called to go to each child (with my mask on of course) and was blessed. LITERALLY blessed simply by their presence.  It was as tangible a feeling of God’s presence and Love as I have experienced. Their eyes were happy, their voices joyful, their hearts open and ready for sharing. A few shared about Christmas presents received as we haven’t had the chance to chat together about that yet. Some showed me their chocolate pudding and new unicorn lunch boxes. Some mentioned it was fun to see me in person because “we had only seen each other on the tv” this week so far. Many put their masks on and asked me to sit down with them so we could “catch up”. They wanted to connect as well. Hugs abounded. One shared that he had been looking for God’s love all morning since my chapel talk and found it in the cafeteria because of all of the food! (That is a boy after my heart, loving food like I do!)
I looked around and agreed: God’s Love was all over Kirby Commons that day. In that moment, heaven was so close to earth and earth so close to heaven that we were in the Kingdom.  Together.  Want to know the craziest part? Kingdom moments are  around us all of the time.  Heavenly Father, in the midst of this Epiphany season, give us eyes to see YOU.  Amen.

– Chaplain Paige+

Calendar of Events

January 14

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m:  Parent Group Meeting, Robotics Lab
  • 4, 5, 6, 7 p.m:  Middle School Basketball @ Christ the King, 4011 54th Street Lubbock: 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 15

  • Red Day
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m:  Callbacks for Matilda (5th -12th Grade), Black Box Theatre
  • 7:30 p.m:  High School Boys Varsity Basketball @ Ascension Academy, 9301 Ascension Pkwy, Amarillo

January 18

  • MLK Holiday – School Not In Session

January 19

  • Red Day
  • 4:30, 6, 7:30 p.m:  High School Basketball @ Southcrest, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7702 Indiana Ave: 4:30 p.m. JV Boys; 6 p.m. Varsity Girls; 7:30 p.m. Varsity Boys.

January 20

  • Blue Day
  • 5 p.m:  Board Meeting
  • 6:30 – 8 p.m:  Middle School Cheer, Patriot Gym

January 21

  • Red Day
  • 5, 6 p.m:  Middle School Basketball @ New Home, 225 Main St, New Home: 5 p.m. 7th Grade Girls; 6 p.m. 7th Grade Boys

January 22

  • Blue Day
  • 4:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m:  High School Basketball vs. Abilene Christian Academy, Patriot Gym: 4:30 p.m. JV Boys; 6:30 p.m. Varsity Girls; 7:30 p.m. Varsity Boys.

January 25

  • Red Day 
  • 4, 5, 6, 7  p.m:  Middle School Basketball @ KPA, First Church Of The Nazarene, 6110 Chicago Ave, Lubbock: 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 26

  • Red Day 
  • 7:30 p.m: High School Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Ascension Academy, Patriot Gym:  (Only two [2] spectators per athlete.  All Saints fan enter northwest corner door – Door E) 

Looking Ahead

    • January 18:  Martin Luther King Holiday – SCHOOL NOT IN SESSION
    • ​​​​​​​January 28:  WTCAA Basketball Championships – Round 1
    • January 30:  WTCAA Basketball Championships – Round 2
    • February 5:  100th Day of School; Progress Reports
    • February 6:  WTCAA Basketball Championships – Final
    • February 10:  Picture Make-up Day for Preschool – Eighth Grade
    • February 11:  All I See is Red Day
    • February 12-15:  Winter Break, SCHOOL NOT IN SESSION

Patriot Spotlight

Ellery Lowe
Thanks to a special note written by fourth grade student Ellery Lowe, the faculty will be honored in the new Headrick Center.  When Ellery learned about the gears being purchased to fund the new facilities, she began to think about the significance of the gear theme.  This prompted her to put her thoughts into a note that she gave to Middle School Division Head, Greg Hutchinson.  In her note she compared the role of teachers to the role of gears.  “ Gears keep things going and the staff at All Saints has kept us going,” Ellery said.  She told Mr. Hutchinson that she wished for teachers to be honored on the new gear wall inside the Middle School.  Eager to honor Ellery’s wish, he contacted the Advancement Office to see what was possible. Ellery recently learned that a new gear has been funded and purchased in honor of the All Saints faculty and will be proudly displayed.  Thank you Ellery for reminding everyone the importance of our teachers!

McKanna Garcia
Seventh grade student and avid softball player McKanna Garcia is preparing for an opportunity of a lifetime!  She will be traveling to Houston tomorrow to play in the Under Armour All American Softball Tournament.

This is the first year that Under Armour has opened up the program and opportunity to junior high students.  McKanna tried out in early November and was one of a select few seventh grade athletes to secure a spot.  The majority of the junior high athletes are in eighth grade.  The program will give McKanna an opportunity to compete and train alongside other top talent from across the nation.  She will also get the chance to meet Softball Collegiate All-American and medal winning Olympian Jennie Finch.

This trip is not the only travel that McKanna will make to Houston in January.  She currently plays for a travel team called Snyder Blast and her team will head back to Houston for the World Series Tournament on January 29th.    These are exciting times for McKanna. Your Patriot family applauds your success and wishes you well this weekend and at the World Series games on January 29.

 

 Cade Brewer and Kenedee Valdez
Two students in the fourth grade were caught in action living out the All Saints Way yesterday!  The students were inside for recess and the basketballs were scattered all over the gym.  Before lining up to return to the classroom, students are asked to clean up.

Cade Brewer and Kenedee Valdez took the lead on clean up, and went above and beyond the call of duty.  They made their way around the gym, collecting EVERY stray ball and placed them neatly back on the basketball rack.   Way to go!   Thank you for being an example of the All Saints Way.

If you have an example of random acts of kindness or other exemplary behavior that you’d like to share, please send them to ctaylor@allsaintsschool.org.

 

Health and Wellness

With the rise in COVID-19 cases in Lubbock and around the world, the need to protect ourselves and our home is greater than ever.  We continue to do all we can to keep students safe at All Saints and we appreciate the hard work and diligence from the staff and students.  Nurse Lisa would like to recommend the following resource from the CDC with some helpful tips to help protect our homes from COVID-19.

Protect your Home from COVID-19

All School News

New Spirit Shirt – You Can’t Mask Our Patriot Pride

Are you looking for a new spirit shirt for your child to wear on Wednesdays?  The ASES Parent Group has designed a t-shirt option that is currently available to order.  The shirt is sold in short or long sleeve with a sport-tek material (like an Under Armour shirt).  The deadline to order is January 22.

Can’t Mask Our Patriot Pride Order Form

Finishing Touches Continue

Over the Christmas holiday many finishing touches were made to the Suzan Collins Headrick Center.

The updates serve to inspire and create an environment that is fun and engaging.  With student art from Gage Clary ’20 complimenting the Gear Wall, fun facts about the building lining the hallways and inspiring quotes found in the staircase, there is attention to the details.  All of these finishes are a reflection of the way All Saints strives every day to surround our students with new and exciting ways to learn.

Athletic Storage Building

Progress continues to be made on the athletic storage building as the outside of the building is almost finished!

This week the work crew is installing the electric.  The building will be ready to go for track season!  Our coaches and parent volunteers sure will appreciate the “secure” ticket booth that will not blow away in the West Texas wind.

Parent Group Announcements

Picture Retakes
Mark your calendars. Picture day make ups and remaining sports pictures have been rescheduled for February 10. This will include headshots and sports pictures, and it will be during school.

Lower School News

Middle School News

The Seventh Grade Earth Science Class had a fun snow day project that included making pet rocks with a full description of the type of rocks and their defining characteristics!

Middle School Coaches Corner

BASKETBALL
Middle school basketball will resume their playing season this Thursday, January 14th at Christ the King located at 4011 54th Street, Lubbock, TX 79413.  All four teams will be in action, and game times are as follows:

4:00 pm – 7th Grade Girls
5:00 pm – 7th Grade Boys
6:00 pm – 8th Grade Girls
7:00 pm – 8th Grade Boys

High School

College Planning
Gwen Belk and Tammy Edmonson are currently scheduling one-on-one meetings with sophomores, juniors and their parents.  These upcoming meetings will focus on college admissions and making sure students and parents know what student(s) need to be doing over the course of this semester, during the summer and next school year to be well prepared for college admissions and acceptance.  This is a time to be able to meet each student’s needs individually based on their plans and goals after high school.  It will also assist them with being able to have many opportunities for college admissions and scholarships.

High School Coaches Corner

BASKETBALL
Both girls and boys basketball teams are into TAPPS 1-2A district play.  Girls and boys opened district with wins over Christ the King last Friday, January 8th.  On Tuesday both teams were defeated at Kingdom Prep, so both are 1-1 in district play.  The boys team will play at Ascension on Friday, January 15th at 6:00 pm.  All of the high school teams will play next Tuesday, January, 22nd at Southcrest.  Following are the game times:

5:00 pm – Boys JV
6:15 pm – Girls Varsity
7:30 pm – Girls Varsity

VOLLEYBALL
Congratulations to the high school volleyball program on another fantastic season.  It has been a busy couple of weeks with the Patriots making a strong playoff run finally ending in the TAPPS 2A State Semi-Finals.  At the conclusion of the season several Patriot Volleyball players were awarded individual honors.  Following are the TAPPS honors:

TAPPS 2A All State First Team – Paige Schlehuber, Sr. & Chloe Conover, So.
TAPPS 2A All State Second Team – Haley Dickerson, Jr, Lauren Bayouth, So.
TAPPS 2A All State Honorable Mention – Jayden Johnson, Jr.
TAPPS 2A All State Academic Team – Paige Schlehuber, Sr., Jayden Johnson, Jr., Haley Dickerson, Jr.
TAPPS 1st Team All District 1-2A – Paige Schlehuber, Sr., Chloe Conover, So., Lauren Bayouth, So., Haley Dickerson, Jr., Jayden Johnson, Jr.
TAPPS 2nd Team All District 1-2A – Kate White, So., Natalie Caswell, So.

Following are the Hub City Prep Honors:

Hub City Prep Most Valuable Player – Paige Schlehuber, Sr.
Hub City Prep Defensive Player of the Year – Haley Dickerson, Jr.
Hub City Prep Coach of the Year – Levi Savage
Hub City Prep First Team – Chloe Conover, So.
Hub City Prep Second Team – Lauren Bayouth, So, & Jayden Johnson, Jr.

Football
Post Season Individual Awards also dropped for members of the All Saints High School Football Team.  Following are the TAPPS awards:

TAPPS Division III First Team All State
Punter – Ross Rogers, Sr.

TAPPS Division III District 1 First Team All-District

Offense
Center – Spencer Johnson, Jr.
Utility Back – Caleb Hillin, Jr.

Defense
Lineman – Ross Rogers, Sr.
Punter – Ross Rogers, Sr.

TAPPS Division III District 1 Second Team All District

Offense
Spreadback – Jack Robinson, Fr.
Tight End – Brown Mercer, Fr.

Defense
Linebacker – Chase Farnsworth, Sr.

Hub City Preps Honors:

First Team Offense:  Spencer Johnson and Caleb Hillin
First Team Defense:  Ross Rogers – Defensive Line and Punter
Second Team Offense:  Chase Farnsworth, Jack Robinson, Brown Mercer
Second Team Defense:  Chase Farnsworth

2020-21 SENIOR NIGHT (ALL SPORTS) – MAY 13

In years past, the Coaches and All Saints community have come together on the last home game of each sport to celebrate our senior athletes.  This year, like so many things, our senior night will look a little different.

In an effort to keep our community safe and continue to honor and celebrate our senior athletes, we will recognize all of our senior athletes on Wednesday, May 13th on the Patriot Field.  This celebration will include Cross Country, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Golf and Track senior athletes and their families.  Senior Parents, please mark your calendar and watch for more details as the date approaches.