June 17, 2020
Table of Contents
– Class of 2020 Graduation
- Man and Woman of Character
- Proven Patriots
– Calendar of Events
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
– Health and Safety Protocols for Staff/Visitors
– Update from Nurse Lisa
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– New Members to Join Board of Trustees
– MS Building Updates
– Summer Reading
– Athletic Updates
– 2020-21 Spirit Wear
2020 All Saints Graduation
After earning an outstanding $3.4 million in merit scholarships and acceptance into 38 universities, 18 seniors received their diplomas on Saturday in an outdoor Commencement exercise at an unexpected location, 4ORE! Golf.
Not only is the graduation a milestone in the lives of the 18 graduates; it is also the school’s first time to plan graduation during a nationwide pandemic. It was not the graduation ceremony that any of us would have imagined, but it was special. The unity of this All Saints community shined bright on Saturday. There were tears of joy, there was laughter, there was reminiscing, and there was a celebration!
The stage looked a little different, and the outside venue brought some unexpected gusts of wind. But our graduates prevailed. They were recognized on the driving range as they picked up their diplomas. Family members were seated in individual tee boxes on the club’s top level. Faculty and other guests were seated in tee boxes on the lower level.
The graduation ceremony began with the student-led portion of the event led by Student Body President and Junior Sebastian Whitaker. Senior Kate King delivered the invocation followed by two student speeches delivered by Ella Moran and Stephanie Hasselkus.
Ella’s speech entitled Dear Class of 2020 focused on the special relationships within the class as she addressed each one of them personally to share what she has learned from them. She ended her speech with a reference to the Bible verse found in Ecclesiastes 3. “This class has wept together, laughed together, mourned together, and danced together but most importantly we’ve learned from one another.”
Stephanie’s speech was titled Changed for Good. She began with words from a song titled For Good from the musical Wicked that suggests that people and experiences come into our life for a reason. When referring to the many changes brought about by the pandemic, Stephanie shared what she and her classmates have learned and will remember. “I am certain that we have been changed for good. We will never look through the same lenses that we once did, we will appreciate things on a different level than we once did, we will especially remember to hug the people we love, but most importantly we will remember that we got through this, not only as a class but as a family.”
A tender moment in the ceremony was the announcement of the senior gift by High School Division Head Tammy Edmonson. This year’s gift is a beautiful portrait of a beloved member of the All Saints family, Suzan Collins Headrick. This portrait will be hung in the new Middle School building that has been named in her honor.
The final speaker was All Saints Varsity Football Coach and AP Government teacher Kyle Simons. Simons shared that he was humbled and honored to be chosen to give the Commencement Address by the graduating class. Mr. Simons addressed the class and shared some important life lessons that he’s learned along the way. Those lessons included: Don’t Be Afraid to Put Yourself Out There, Embrace Change, Discipline is More Important than Motivation, and Don’t Be Afraid to Work Hard.
Mr. Simons concluded his address with these words “If adversity builds character, then you guys are going to be just fine. We need a young generation with character right now.” And finally, from the amazing Back to Future Trilogy, “Your future is what you make it so make it a good one.”
Members of this class received numerous athletic and academic scholarships and are attending a variety of universities across the United States with one attending an international university. Two of the 18 received military appointments to the United States Air Force Academy and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Six of the students will attend Texas Tech University while three more will remain in Texas to attend Abilene Christian University, Lubbock Christian University, and The University of Texas. One signed a D1 golf scholarship for Oral Roberts University. Another student will attend Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea while the remaining five will attend Brigham Young University, Case Western Reserve University, Florida State University, Oklahoma State University, and Pepperdine University.
Senior awards were presented before the graduates received their diplomas. The awards included the 2020 Valedictorian, the 2020 Salutatorian, the Man and Woman of Character, and the 2020 Senior Proven Patriots (see articles that follow for a list of award recipients).
Congratulations to all of these fine young women and men.
2020 All Saints Valedictorian & Salutatorian
Samuel Foster Aycock with a cumulative GPA of 4.8939 is the class valedictorian while Ella Elizabeth Moran with a cumulative GPA of 4.8615 is the class salutatorian.
Samuel is the son of Dr. Richard and Mrs. Emily Aycock. He joined the All Saints community two years ago as a junior when his family moved from Shreveport, Louisiana. He is the first All Saints graduate to be accepted into two military academies. Aycock received nominations from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and the United States Military Academy at West Point. He will attend West Point and major in Chemical Engineering.
While at All Saints, Aycock received the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award and third place in the Phi Beta Kappa High School Academic Achievement Award. He is vice president of the All Saints Sherry J. Fewin Chapter of the National Honor Society. He competed on the school’s Cross Country and Track teams and received an All State Award for Cross Country. Aycock also competed in numerous academic events at the TAPPS State Academic Competitions.
Ella is the 2020 Class Salutatorian. She is the daughter of Brad and Carla Moran. She began her All Saints career as a three-year-old Preschool student. Moran will attend The University of Texas as a member of the McCombs School of Business and Canfield Business Honors Program and will major in Business Honors.
While in High School, Moran served as the President of the National Honor Society and Captain of the Varsity Tennis team as well as Chairman of the school’s Committee for Community Service. She also served on the Student Council, Debate team, Band, and Varsity Cross Country and Junior Varsity Volleyball teams. Moran was nominated to the 2019 Homecoming Court. She is a community volunteer as a Lubbock Symphony Guild Debutante. Moran teaches cooking classes at Highpoint Village and was a summer camp counselor for the Children’s Association for Maximum Potential Summer Camp. She is active in the school’s Aviation Club and will complete the requirements for earning her pilot’s license soon.
She is the recipient of the school’s highest honor, the Woman of Character Award. Moran also received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award, the AP Scholar Award, the Phi Beta Kappa High School Academic Excellence Award – Cum Laude, and the Headmaster’s Honor Roll. She is a state tennis champion as well as receiving First Place in the State Wide Geospatial Mapping Competition.
2020 Man and Woman of Character
Two students received the school’s highest award, the Man and Woman of Character. This award epitomizes a character of integrity, maturity, compassion, joy, purposefulness, and commitment. These young leaders represent the All Saints ideal of a love of learning and a love of life. They are selected by the high school administration, faculty, and coaching staff. Congratulations to Anthony and Ella!
The 2020 Man of Character is Anthony Rocco Paone
Anthony is the son of Dr. Ralph and Deana Paone. He will attend the United States Air Force Academy and major in Astronautical Engineering.
Woman of Character Ella Elizabeth Moran is the daughter of Brad and Carla Moran.
Ella will attend The University of Texas as a member of the McCombs School of Business and Canfield Business Honors Program and major in Business Honors.
2020 Proven Patriot Awards
The Senior Proven Patriot awards are selected by the high school administration, faculty, and coaching staff for the students exemplifying the All Saints traditions of academic achievement, extracurricular participation, community service, and leadership. Three students are chosen to receive the Proven Patriot Award. Congratulations to Ellyn, Gage, and Abby!
Senior Proven Patriot Ellyn Caroline Brashear is the daughter of Robert and Jennifer Brashear.
She will attend Oklahoma State University – Honors College, McKnight Scholar, and major in English and History.
Senior Proven Patriot Gage Westbrook Clary is the son of Dr. Carl and Petra Clary.
He will attend Texas Tech University and major in Pre-Medicine.
Senior Proven Patriot Abby Wade Schlehuber is the daughter of Robert and Carrie Schlehuber.
She will attend Texas Tech University and major in Interior Design with a Minor in Architecture.
The Class of 2020 would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the Patriots who participated in the Graduation Parade. It was an extra special treat to see all of the friends who were not able to attend the event due to social distancing regulations. A special thank you goes out to All Saints Cheer Coach and Spirit Extraordinaire Angie Lane for spearheading the parade.
Summer Office Hours
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m., Monday – Friday
June 15 – June 26
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Online-Broadway Bound Advanced Theatre Camp for Grades 3-12
June 30 – July 3
4th of July Holiday
School Office will be closed.
July 27 – August 2
Athletic Dead Week
No Scheduled Practice / Open Gym
2020 – 2021 All Saints School Year
- Monday, August 3 – Pre-Season Starting Date for High School Cross Country, Football and Volleyball
- Monday, August 10 – Pre-Season Starting Date for Middle School Cross Country, Football and Volleyball
- Sunday, August 16 – Tentative Back to School Pool Party
- Tuesday, August 18 – Parent Conferences for PLC, Lower School, and Middle School (No classes for High School)
- Wednesday, August 19 – First Day of School for High School – High School Goal Setting & Leadership Day (No classes for PLC, Lower School, Middle School)
- Thursday, August 20 – First Day of Classes
Please note: The start of the school schedule depends on social distancing and other factors. Our tentative plan is to begin school the week of August 16. Please look for continued communications and updates from our school leadership team. These will be sent via email from our Headmaster and found on our school website.
*Fall Sports Schedules have been posted to the school calendar found on the school website.
Health and Wellness
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL FOR CAMPUS VISITS
We have established Health & Safety Protocols for staff and visitors utilizing the most up to date local, state, and national guidelines. The COVID-19 situation is constantly changing, and these policies may be changed depending on the evaluation of the local activity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 disease. It may also be altered based on changing policies from the CDC, TDHS, TEA, UIL, and/or TAPPS.
What to expect when visiting campus:
- Enter from the Administrative/Main Office doors
- Be prepared to answer screening questions about possible symptoms of COVID-19 or exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (this will include a temperature screening)
- Sign in using the Entry/Exit log upon entry and again when exiting
- Use hand sanitizer provided at the entrance
- Wear a mask/facial covering
- Maintain a minimum of 6 feet separation between yourself and others
Our goal is to keep all visitors to the school and our ASES community safe. We appreciate your cooperation and the abidance of the safety protocols that are in place for your protection.
State Immunization Requirements Remain in Effect during the pandemic. Please see the attached charts:
There are additional vaccine doses required for children entering Kindergarten and Seventh Grade. There are vaccines that are recommended for most children annually and especially for certain age groups. Please contact your healthcare provider or our Health Coordinator, Lisa Rozean if you have any questions. Lrozean@allsaintsschool.org
ANNUAL WELL-CHILD VISITS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ALL CHILDREN
Don’t skip your child’s vaccines or checkups. Primary care practices everywhere have made adjustments in their processes and spaces to make sure it is safe for families to visit for appointments. Pediatricians have implemented strict safety measures and are offering video visits and other options.
As businesses open and our lives slowly return to normal, it’s imperative that you also get your child back on track with routine medical care. This will help to ensure that they’re healthy when school starts and have the immunizations needed to fight off preventable diseases.
All School News
Three New Members to Join Board of Trustees
The All Saints Board of Trustees members govern in partnership with the Head of School and their duties include ensuring financial stability, driving appropriate advancement, and maintaining the mission and philosophy of the school, along with additional duties as needed.
Last month four Board of Trustees members completed their terms and rotated off of the Board. These members who have voluntarily served our school include Dr. Keith Brigham, Past President Paula Key, Dr. Lola Windisch, and Irma Wisniewski.
The new trustees that will join the Board include Steve Chadwick, Charles Key, and Justin Pinkston.
Our school community would like to extend a wholehearted thank you to all of our Board of Trustees members past and present! Your service and commitment to our school community is appreciated.
ADDING THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO THE MS BUILDING PROJECT…
No assigned reading for grades First-Third.
Magyk by Angie Sage or Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
All Middle School summer reading assignments are found on Google Classroom Students should know their passwords. If you have questions, please email MS Division Head Greg Hutchinson @ email@example.com).
No required High School reading assignments have been assigned for summer.
Pre-Season Middle School & High School Practice Schedule
Pre-season practices for middle school and high school fall sports are still scheduled for their regular start dates in August. The COVID-19 situation is fluid, and All Saints like all other schools in Texas, both public and private will be guided by protocols and guidelines as set forth by federal, state, and local agencies. Following are the start dates as scheduled for fall sports at All Saints:
High School Volleyball, Football & Cross Country: Monday, August 3rd
Middle School Volleyball, Football & Cross Country: Monday, August 10th
All participating students will be required to have a current Medical History form and Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) on file in the athletic office before they can participate or practice. This requirement will be for all participating students in grades 6-12. All high school forms will be required to be uploaded into RankOne Sports, and all middle school forms can be submitted as a hard copy. Click Here or the link below for both the Medical History and the Pre-Participation Evaluation forms. These forms will also be found on our school website under the athletics tab.
Instructions for all high school parents on RankOne Sports will be coming as soon as the current RankOne student information is “rolled” to the 2020 – 21 school year.
Athletic competition schedules for the fall for middle school and high school volleyball, football, and cross country are posted on the school calendar on the school website.
2020-21 Spirit Wear
Wednesdays are spirit shirt days! If today were a school day, your kids would be EXCITED to substitute their uniforms for a FUN spirit shirt! Check out all the Cool & New designs, and get your order in now for August delivery!