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March 2, 2022

Table of Contents

HEADLINE NEWS
– Edmonson Announces Retirement
– Madding Named New HS Division Head; Beginning Fall 2022
– Reenrollment Time
– Upcoming Grade Level Meetings
– Admissions Update
– John T. and Debbie Montford Texas Tech Scholarship

LOOKING AHEAD
 – Calendar of Events

CHAPEL NOTES

COUNSELOR’S CORNER
– Understanding Youth Mental Health – Parent Education Nights

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT
– Calvin Carpenter
– Spencer Johnson
– Ellen Stanley
– Dee Paone

PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & FUNDRAISING
– Parent Group: Hemline Shopping Day and Upcoming Dine Out Opportunity
– Patriot Fun Run
– All Saints Swing for the Future Golf Tournament

ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Annual Fund Donor Recognition
– Chili Cook-Off Winner

PLC / LS NEWS
– Patriot of the Week
– Artists of the Week
– Lower School Spelling Bee
– Hall of Presidents
– First Grade Time Capsule 2-22-22
– Fourth Grade Celebrates 2,000 Books Read

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– Regional Science Fair
– Division Head for a Day
– MS Coaches Corner

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– Junior Class “Gift of Time” Fundraiser
– HS Coaches Corner

Edmonson Announces Retirement

“Tammy has been a blessing for All Saints and our upper school program,” Head of School Robert Brashear said.  “We have seen steady growth not only in our upper school enrollment but the addition of many quality classes, programs and opportunities during Tammy’s time at All Saints. We are so happy for Tammy as she challenges herself with new opportunities, and I am so appreciative of her time at All Saints. Tammy is the ultimate professional, a true friend, and a source of comfort to everyone who is lucky enough to get to share time with her.”

Dear All Saints Family,

All Saints has been a blessing to me in so many ways. Before joining the All Saints family, I repeatedly heard about the wonderful community here.  When I was given the opportunity to come work and lead the high school division, I jumped at the chance.  The students have such a desire to do well academically and want to be involved in many different extracurricular areas.  They are truly outstanding young men and women who have made my job fun and a pleasure to come to work every day!  I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the parents who are a pivotal factor in the success of All Saints; I appreciate the support they have given me.  I have also been very fortunate to work with an amazingly talented high school faculty and staff who have such care and concern for their students while pushing them to excel.  I will have lifelong friendships with each of them and several individuals who I have met while at All Saints.

My plan moving forward is to work part-time in counseling with high school age students and young adults as an LPC (licensed practicing counselor).  I plan to start my practice in August of 2022 and will continue working part-time in real estate.

I’m pleased to welcome Colin Madding and excited about the vision he has for the high school.  His wealth of experience in education and previously as a high school division head at a private school is the perfect fit for All Saints.   I’ve had the opportunity to visit at length with him and believe he will continue to lead and bring much success to this division.  For the remainder of the school year, Colin will be working closely with me and Mrs. Belk, along with getting to know the high school faculty as he transitions into his new role.

It has been my great honor and privilege to be a part of such a special school community. I am forever thankful for the opportunity to be a part of All Saints Episcopal School and I look forward to continuing to see the great things that All Saints will accomplish!

Sincerely,

 

Tammy Edmonson

Madding Named High School Division Head; Beginning Fall 2022

The Madding Family

An educator who has served 16 years, with his final four years as a high school principal, at an independent Christian school will take the reins as Upper School Division Head in the fall.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Colin Madding as the new Upper School Division Head at All Saints,” Head of School Robert Brashear said.  “Colin brings a wealth of experience from the corporate world as well as a distinguished academic background having served in many capacities in education as a teacher, coach and administrator.  His previous experience for four years as the High School Principal at Ft. Worth Christian will serve the All Saints community well.  Colin is already a valued member of our All Saints family, and it is advantageous that he will be able to work closely with the students, families, faculty and current administration this spring as his transition will begin immediately.”

Mr. Colin Madding joined the All Saints team in August of 2021 and is currently serving as the Middle School Technology and Robotics teacher.  Before getting into education he worked in the corporate world as the Vice President of Operations at a manufacturing company.  This experience allowed him to “learn the importance of marketing, budget responsibilities, attention to detail and most importantly how to treat your most valued asset – your people.”

His education career began with an opportunity to serve as a substitute teacher where he first discovered a love for teaching. He quickly moved into a full time teacher and coaching position at Fort Worth Christian School where he honed his skills by creating engaging lessons and developing a curriculum for the computer science and technology applications program. He also served as the Director of Technology where he was responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the school’s 1-to-1 program all while still teaching and coaching. These diverse experiences led to his participation and leadership in the school accreditation process (both SACS and NCSA) where he received the highest marks.

His background opened the door for him to step into an administrative position where he served as the High School Principal at Fort Worth Christian School. During this time, he supervised a student body of 330+ as well as faculty of 41 teachers and coaches while working with other school administrators to dramatically improve the academic, athletic, spiritual, and extracurricular aspects of the school. As an administrator, he learned the importance of collaboration, planning, meaningful professional development, and the holistic development of both students and faculty.

Colin earned a B.A. in Technical Communication from Texas Tech University; an M.A. in Theology from Liberty University; and an M.Ed. STEM Education from William Woods University.

“I am excited to build new relationships with students, families, and faculty while working with them to ensure that they flourish in the world as the very best versions of themselves,” Madding said.  “My goals are to inspire students to combine critical thinking, communication, and collaboration to solve the problems of tomorrow with creativity and confidence. I want to support the faculty in ways that make it easy for them to prepare our students for the next level and a prosperous future. I am also honored to continue and build upon the impressive reputation of All Saints within the educational and local community.”

Colin and his wife, Tiffany, who is also an educator moved to the Lubbock area last summer.  They have two children at Texas Tech University.  Their daughter, Raigan is a senior and will graduate in May while their son, Carter, is a freshman.  Colin enjoys woodworking, music and is a self-proclaimed “Manchester City soccer fanatic.”

Reenrollment Time

Reenrollment has moved online! Lisa Britton and Paige McKay have worked on this project over the past several months and it is now a reality. Each child’s enrollment should take approximately 12 minutes to complete. Online reenrollment has been well received by our All Saints community and we hope that you will find that this process saves you time. The deadline for submitting enrollment forms is March 11. To enroll online, log in to your FACTS account (formerly RenWeb). From there, click on FAMILY and then select REENROLL. If you have any questions or would like assistance, please contact  Lisa Britton @ lbritton@allsaintsschool.org, Paige McKay @ pmckay@allsaintsschool.org or Abby Scioli @ ascioli@allsaintsschool.org.

All Saints is a vibrant, healthy school and we would love to have your family 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. If you have concerns about meeting the deadline, please reach out to Abby Scioli or Paige McKay.  For questions regarding financial aid, please contact Valerie Tucker @ vtucker@allsaintsschool.org in the business office. Enrollment will open up to the community on March 12.  Please submit your children’s enrollment forms ASAP to ensure their spots in the fall!

Grade Level Meetings

We are halfway through our grade level meetings with the remainder taking place March 6 through March 9. Thank you to Margaret and Phil Scolaro, Irma and Keith Wisniewski, Michelle and Ryan Lewis, Jill and Terry White, Heather and Clark Mooty, Amy and Chase Key, Somer and Jeff Jaynes, Ashley and Jerad Epps, Dee and Ralph Paone and Andrea and Chris Tirey for opening their homes to our school family. If your child’s grade level has not met to discuss the 2022/2023 year, please make sure to attend.

Remaining Grade Level Meetings:

Fourth Grade Parent Meeting: Sunday, March 6 at 3 pm – home of Amy and Chase Key
Second Grade Parent Meeting: Sunday, March 6 at 6 pm – home of Somer and Jeff Jaynes
Pre-K Parent Meeting: Monday, March 7 at 6 pm – home of Ashley and Jerad Epps
Seventh Grade Parent Meeting: Tuesday, March 8 at 6 pm – home of Dee and Ralph Paone
Preschool Parent Meeting: Wednesday, March 9 at 6 pm – home of Andrea and Chris Tirey

 

Admissions Update

Nothing is more fun than having a younger sibling on campus with you!

With a new year, we have seen an exciting increase of activity in admissions inquiries. As we schedule tours for all divisions, we want to remind current parents with additional children at home to contact us now. Current parents are strongly encouraged to let Abby Scioli or Paige McKay know immediately if you have additional children at home whom you wish to enroll for the first time at All Saints in the fall. All new students complete an application and enrollment agreement. Depending on the grade level, an assessment and/or additional information may be required.

Do you know a family that might be interested in attending All Saints? We would love to visit with them and schedule a tour. It’s one thing to hear that All Saints is a great community and school, but the best way to realize the wonder of All Saints is to be on campus. New families and current families with new students can contact Abby @ ascioli@allsaintsschool.org or Paige @ pmckay@allsaintsschool.org for more information or schedule a tour.

 

John T. and Debbie Montford Texas Tech Scholarship

All Saints Episcopal School is pleased to offer a need-based scholarship for the dependents of Texas Tech University or Texas Tech University Health Science Center employees.  The scholarship was funded by the Montfords along with generous donors in providing a source of tuition assistance for the children of Texas Tech families.

Eligibility
At the time of the application, applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • a full‐time Texas Tech University System employee
  • has a student enrolled at All Saints Episcopal School, grades K through 12
  • not currently receiving any other form of financial aid through All Saints Episcopal School

Application Process
Application materials must be received by Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in order to be considered.

The following materials should be submitted:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Completed Application for financial aid through National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) School Student Services (SSS). The website address is https://www.solutionsbysss.com/ and the All Saints SSS code is 1211. “Applying for Financial Aid for The 2022-23 Academic Year” document is attached. Additional information may also be found at https://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents.

Selection Process
Recipients will be selected based on the application materials provided. All scholarship applicants will be notified by Friday, April 29, 2022. Credit will be applied to the recipient’s Smart Tuition account.

Award
There are two need-based tuition scholarships in the amount of $500 each for the 2022-2023 school year.

Questions
If you have questions or need further information, please contact Valerie Tucker at All Saints Episcopal School, Room 301, (806)745-7701 ext. 807 or email vtucker@allsaintsschool.org.

Calendar of Events

March 3

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person School Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Lower School,  and Middle School Jones Gym. PLC,  Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • Noon:  Athletic Booster Club Meeting, Administrative Conference Room

March 4

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person All School Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Lower School, Middle School, and High School, Patriot Gym.  All parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • All Day: High School Track Meet @ Lubbock Christian University, 5601 19th Street
  • All Day: High School Golf @ Andrews Invitational
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m:  High School Junior Varsity and Varsity Tennis @ Bearkat Invitational Tournament; Garden City
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m:  Parent Group Fundraiser – Shop at Hemline, 4401 82nd Street
  • 2 – 4:30 p.m:  High School Art Field Trip, Texas Tech University School of Art, 3010 18th Street

March 5

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m:  Parent Group Fundraiser – Shop at Hemline, 4401 82nd Street
  • All Day:  HS Golf at Andrews Invitational
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m:  PSIA, St. Joseph’s/Holy Cross Catholic School, 4110 South Bonham, Amarillo.
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m:  Middle School Tennis @ Levelland  Invitational Tournament;  Levelland High School, 1400 Hickory Street, Levelland
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m:  Parent Group Fundraiser – Shop at Hemline, 4401 82nd Street

March 6

  • 3 p.m: Fourth Grade Parent Meeting @ home of Amy and Chase Key
  • 6 p.m: Second Grade Parent Meeting @ home of Somer and Jeff Jaynes

March 7

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person Chapel for Lower School and Middle School, Jones Gym. Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • ALL Day:  Seventh Grade Texas History Trip through March 11
  • 4 -7 p.m:  Middle School Tennis vs. Lubbock Trinity @ Burgess-Rushing Tennis Center, 3030 66th Street, Lubbock
  • 6 p.m: Pre-Kindergarten Parent Meeting @ home of Ashley & Jerad Epps
  • Texas State Science & Engineering Fair Round One, Virtual – March 6-9

March 8

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person Chapel for Lower School and Middle School, Jones Gym. Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • ALL Day:  Seventh Grade Texas History Trip through March 11
  • ALL Day:  TAPPS Solo & Ensemble Competition
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m:  High School JV Tennis @ Shallowater Tournament, 1100 Avenue K, Shallowater
  • 6 p.m: Seventh Grade Parent Meeting @ home of Dee & Ralph Paone
  • Texas State Science & Engineering Fair Round One, Virtual – March 6-9

March 9

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person School Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Lower School,  and Middle School Jones Gym. PLC,  Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 8 a.m: Parent Group Meeting, Kirby Commons
  • All Day: Parent Group Fundraiser: Eat at Panda Express for Lunch or Dinner
  • ALL Day:  Seventh Grade Texas History Trip through March 11
  • 6 p.m: Preschool Parent Meeting @ home of Andrea and Chris Tirey
  • Texas State Science & Engineering Fair Round One, Virtual – March 6-9
  • ALL Day:  Texas Forensics Association State Debate Competition, Portland – March 9-11

March 10

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person School Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Lower School,  and Middle School Jones Gym. PLC,  Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • TBA: First Grade Imaginary Trip to Washington, D.C.
  • ALL Day:  Seventh Grade Texas History Trip through March 11
  • ALL Day:  High School Powerlifting Regional Meet, Sundown High School, 511 East 7th Street, Sundown
  • ALL Day:  Texas Forensics Association State Debate Competition, Portland – March 9-11

March 11

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person All School Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Lower School, Middle School, and High School, Patriot Gym. All parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • School Dismissed at Noon – Daycare Available
  • All Day: High School Golf  @ San Angelo Tournament
  • All Day: High School Track @ Tahoka Meet, 1925 Avenue P, Tahoka
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m:  High School Varsity Tennis @ Snyder Invitational Tournament; Snyder
  • Noon: Deadline for Fun Run Scholarships.  Turn in to Dawndi Higgins @ dhiggins@allsaintsschool.org
  • ALL Day:  Texas Forensics Association State Debate Competition, Portland – March 9-11

March 12

  • All Day: High School Golf  @ San Angelo Tournament

March 14-18

  • Spring Break – School Not in Session ⛱ 🌞

March 18

  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m: HS V & JV Tennis @ Big Lake Tournament

March 21-24

  • Freshmen Trip to Galveston

March 21

  • Blue
  • 8 a.mIn-Person Chapel for Lower School and Middle School, Jones Gym. Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m:   MS Tennis vs. Kingdom Preparatory Academy, Preston Manor Tennis Center

March 22

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person Chapel for Lower School and Middle School, Jones Gym. Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m:  MS One Act Play Performance; Kirby Commons
  • 6 – 8 p.m:  Mental Health Training, Parent Education; Kirby Commons

March 23

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person School Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Lower School,  and Middle School Jones Gym. PLC,  Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • TBA:  MS PSIA One Act Play Competition; NCTC North Central Texas College; Gainesville

March 24

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person School Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Lower School,  and Middle School Jones Gym. PLC,  Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • All Day:  HS Golf Tournament at Palo Duro, Palo Duro Creek Golf Course; Canyon
  • TBA:  MS Track Meet at All Saints; Patriot Track

March 25

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person All School Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Lower School, Middle School, and High School, Patriot Gym. All parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • TBA:  HS Track Meet at All Saints; Patriot Track

March 28

  • Blue
  • 8 a.mIn-Person Chapel for Lower School and Middle School, Jones Gym. Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m:   MS Tennis vs. Christ the King, Preston Manor Tennis Center
  • 6 p.m:  “Gift of Time” Junior Class Fundraiser

March 29

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person Chapel for Lower School and Middle School, Jones Gym. Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • TBA:  MS Golf Tournament at Reese Golf Course; Lubbock
  • TBA:   MS Track Meet at Lubbock Trinity; Lubbock Trinity Track

March 30

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person School Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Lower School,  and Middle School Jones Gym. PLC,  Lower School and Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • All Day:  HS V Tennis TAPPS District Meet; Arlington

March 31

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Lower School, Jones Gym. Lower School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 6 – 8 p.m:  Mental Health Training Parent Education; Kirby Commons (email Alicia Holligan to register for the class:  aholligan@allsaintsschool.org)

April 1

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.mIn-Person All School Chapel for Patriot Learning Center (PLC), Lower School, Middle School, and High School, Patriot Gym. All parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • TBA:  PSIA State One-Act Play Competition, NCTC North Central Texas College; Gainesville
  • TBA:  HS Track Meet @ Trinity Christian School; Trinity Lubbock Track
  • All Day:  PLC and LS Parent Conferences – School Not in Session for PLC and LS students (Childcare Available)
  • Noon:  Athletic Booster Club Meeting; Administrative Conference Room

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

CHAPEL NOTES

We stepped into the season of Lent today.  At 8:00 am, we observed Ash Wednesday with the imposition of ashes.  It is a vulnerable experience to receive ashes.  We are acknowledging our humanity and our full dependence on God. We are acknowledging that without God, we are just dust. This season of Lent, I pray for all of us to strive to experience God in a new way.  For some, that may mean taking on a new habit or action; for others, it may mean giving up something that will feel sacrificial. The Church sets aside this time during Lent for us to consider our humanity and how we can grow closer to God.

We journey together this Lent, making our way to Holy Week.  During that week, we walk the final steps with Jesus to the Cross, and ultimately His Resurrection at Easter.

Do you have any questions about your Lenten journey?  I’d love to talk to you further!

Blessings and Peace,

Chaplain Paige+

Counselors Corner – Understanding Youth Mental Health; Parent Education Nights

Mental Health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.”

Understanding the difference between typical adolescent behavior and an onset of mental illness can be tricky because adolescence is filled with change and self-discovery.  Therefore, symptoms of mental health disorders can be masked by these big changes. However, recognizing a problem and seeking help provides them a future filled with hope.

Join Lower and Middle School Counselor Alicia Holligan for a two part learning series on “Understanding Youth Mental Health” on March 22 and March 31st from 6 – 8 pm.  We guarantee that you will walk away with a better understanding of what mental illness looks like in a teenager as well as resources to get help should your child ever need it.

If you are interested, please RSVP to Alicia Holligan at Aholligan@allsaintsschool.org. I look forward to learning with you!

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT

Calvin Carpenter

Calvin at the Regional Science Fair

Sophomore Calvin Carpenter advanced to the Texas State Science and Engineering Fair (Round One) for his study about midwinter bacteria in bat roosts that inhibit a deadly fungus that causes White-Nose Syndrome in bats.

In addition to placing first at the regional meet and qualifying for the state meet, he was named a Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Finalist qualifying him to compete on May 7 – 13 in Atlanta. Carpenter also received a $1,500 scholarship from the Texas Tech University (TTU) Department of Natural Resources Management, the TTU Davis College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources Outstanding Performance Certificate; the National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University Certificate of Recognition and $100 Award; the Llano Estacado Audubon Society Conservation Award and $20 Award; the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Environmental Award for Outstanding Achievement; and the Lubbock Lake Landmark Award of Excellence.

If Carpenter qualifies at the State Virtual Meet, he will compete in Rounds 2 and 3 on March 25 – 26 at Texas A&M University in College Station. Congratulations to Calvin for his many regional awards and recognition.  Good luck at state!

Spencer Johnson

Shawn and Ali Johnson with their son, Spencer, and the representatives from DAR

Senior Spencer Johnson was awarded the Nancy Anderson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 2022 Good Citizen of the Year Award on Monday.

He is a member of the school’s National Honor Society, Mock Trial, band, jazz band, and is a Student Council Officer, and plays on the football, basketball, track and field, and tennis teams.  He was selected as the 2021 Homecoming King and named a Mock Trial Outstanding Witness at the 2022 Regional Mock Trial Competition. When not at school, Johnson helps the Audio Visual team at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Johnson plans to attend either Texas Christian University (TCU) or the University of Arkansas to study business management and finance. His parents are Ali and Shawn Johnson.  His sister, Elizabeth, is a freshman at All Saints.

Ellen Stanley

Charlotte Burt with her longtime friend and Founder of Pig Day Ellen Stanley

Founder of National Pig Day and former All Saints art teacher Ellen Stanley made a special visit to chapel yesterday.

Ellen shared with the students how she and her sister created Pig Day as a way to celebrate the coming of spring and to offer a fun holiday between Valentine’s Day and Easter.  Initially, they celebrated with neighbors, but in 1982 Ellen introduced the holiday to students at All Saints.  Now, 40 years later, the holiday is celebrated internationally and Ellen hears from people worldwide about their celebrations.  One especially meaningful connection has been with a medical researcher who embraced celebrating pigs because of their importance to medical research.  Ellen applauded the All Saints community for our annual effort to raise funds for Heifer International as a part of the Pig Day celebrations.

A former All Saints parent, Charlotte Burt, was present to surprise Ellen with an unexpected and memorable gift. Charlotte’s late son Aaron was a former student of Ellen’s.  Aaron underwent a liver transplant in Omaha, Nebraska in 1989 and Ellen created a pig portrait and mailed it to him with her good wishes.  After Aaron’s passing in 1990, Charlotte kept the portrait as a keepsake for many years.  It brought special joy to these friends as Charlotte presented the portrait to Ellen. It warmed the hearts of all to see how the love and friendships in our community live on.

Dee Paone

All Saints parent and avid volunteer Dee Paone was the mastermind behind the spectacular Winter Fest Pep Rally!

The planning and preparation for this “lights-out” pep rally began months ago and it DID NOT disappoint!  A very special thank you goes out to Dee Paone and all of the parent, faculty and staff volunteers!  And, of course, our amazing and talented students who performed and shared their talents with all of us!

Winter Fest Spirit Week culminated with this spectacular Pep Rally but there were several unsung heroes along the way who were decorating and spreading school spirit.  Here are a few Patriots who deserve a special shout out:  Dee Paone, Amanda Mead, Jeni Nichols, Tasha Killeen, Brittany Vaughn, Kara Smith, Danae Purtell, Brenda Martinez, Jessica Martinez, Trisha Kirkpatrick, Stephanie Smith, Kara Polk, Randi Mitchell, Carrie Gray, Cas Timberlake, Mario and Diana Jimenez, Lauren Pinkston AND all of the friends and family who aren’t mentioned here but helped behind the scenes to make this week fantastic.  Thank you.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities & Fundraising

Shop Hemline Lubbock and Support All Saints

Parent Group Dine Out – March 9

Patriot Fun Run

Love Fitness, Volunteering and All Saints? We would LOVE to hear from you! The Patriot Fun Run is happening again this year on April 29 and there will be lots of volunteer opportunities. Please contact Dawndi Higgins at dhiggins@allsaintsschool.org if you are interested in helping out. The Fun Run Committee will begin meeting soon!

Booster Club Sponsored Golf Tournament – May 9th

Calling All Golfers!

The 8th Annual Swing for the Future Golf Tournament is quickly approaching on May 9, 2022.

This event is the largest fundraiser for the athletics department at All Saints Episcopal School.  In the past, dollars raised at this event have provided funds for our weight rooms, new uniforms, tumbling mats for P.E., cheer, and the big trophy case found outside Patriot Gym.  Athletics is an important component of an All Saints education and this event helps to provide the additional dollars needed to support our students from preschool through high school.

The event is a four-person scramble held at the beautiful Lubbock Country Club.

There are several Patriot families and local business owners who have made this event a yearly tradition.  We are grateful for the community support.  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 Patty D’Alise at pdalise@aol.com.

Parent Group Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to be a part of or learn more about the All Saints Parent Group for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact Kacee Harvey at kaceedharvey@yahoo.com or Somer Jaynes at somerjaynes126@gmail.comThey would love to have your participation in this dynamic group that supports all facets of All Saints Episcopal  School.

Yearbook Page Sponsor (Preschool – Eighth Grade)

Are you interested in sponsoring a page in the All Saints Yearbook (PS-Eighth Grade)?
If you (or your business) would like to sponsor a page in this year’s yearbook click the button below to sign up or to learn more.

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

CHILI COOK-OFF WINNER

This year’s student council-sponsored chili cook-off was another great competition. With over 20 chefs stepping up to the crockpot for their chance to win the one-of-a-kind trophy and best chili chef bragging rights. The big winner was junior parent and chili chef extraordinaire Eric Caswell! Congratulations! A special thank you to Eric for his willingness to cook up a second batch of his award-winning chili to sell in the concession stand for a junior class fundraiser the very next day! He’s a good cook and a team player.

2021-2022 ANNUAL FUND DONORS

THANK YOU ALL SAINTS FAMILY!
Your generous response to the DAY OF GIVING on February 10th warmed our hearts and made it possible to meet and exceed our challenge goal of $30,000.  A total of $45,825 was raised and we are thrilled to announce that the challenge grant donors plan to match every dollar that was given, making our grand total $91,650! 

A very special thank you to the family who provided the challenge grant that inspired so many to open their hearts and support the school.  We are indebted to you for your love of All Saints! If you missed the opportunity to contribute on the Day of Giving, it’s not too late to add your support.  Annual Fund donations may be made at any time on the school website or by delivering a gift to the school.  Our Annual Fund Campaign will continue until May 31st of this school year.  Every donation directly supports students by providing the programs and people that make our school strong.  Thank you to all of our school community who have donated to the Annual Fund this year!

Amarillo National Bank
Catherine Anderson
Emily and Richard Aycock
Joan Baker
Darrell Baldwin
Christina and Robert Barritt
Kelly and Steve Beasley
Anonymous
Gwen and Paul Belk
Sharon and Mike Bennett
LouAnn and Pieter Bergstein
Jennifer and Robert Brashear
Annie Bray-Cox
Pat and Joe Brimberry
Lisa Britton
Bethany Brown
Sally and James Brown
Jeanine and Ray Brown
Ann and Frank Bumstead
Krista and Matt Bumstead
Diana and James Burke
Keelee and Ben Burkholder
Kathleen and Eric Burrell
Charlotte and Larry Burt
Cami and Tom Callahan
Candace Cameron
Penny and Clint Carpenter
Michael H. Carper, Sr.
Virginia Cate
David Chapman
Darlene and Wayne Collins
Nancy and Delbert Cooper
Debbie and Steve Copenhaver
Vanessa Costilla
Michelle Crawford
Evelyn Cutcliff
Patty and Mark D’Alise
Kanak Das
Dorothy and Glenn Davis
Misty Deeds
Beth Dennis
Haley Dickerson
Diekemper Family Foundation
Ashley and Lance Donaldson
Janet Dorrington
Marianna Goebel Duncan
Melissa Durham
Anonymous
Tammy Edmonson
Suzanne and Chuck Evans
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PLC/LS NEWS

LOWER SCHOOL SPELLING BEE

Our third and fourth grade students participated in the annual Lower School Spelling Bee on February 14th. Twenty-seven students competed for the coveted spelling bee champion title. After seven rounds, fourth grade student and defending champion Jaden Imiere spelled the word “classified” to win. Our runner-up was third grade student Konrad Smith.
Thank you to all of the third and fourth grade students who participated and congratulations to our winners!

38th Hall of Presidents

38th Annual Hall of Presidents

Thirty-four United States presidents visited All Saints Episcopal School on February 25 during the school’s 38th Hall of Presidents Program.

What a great day of fun!  In conclusion to their year long study that began with the Imaginary Trip to Washington D.C. in first grade, the students each researched a president.  In costume, each student presented a one-minute biography of his or her president. In addition, the children memorized all of the 46 presidents and the program closed with patriotic music!  If you haven’t experienced the Hall of Presidents, we invite you to watch the program on youtube or browse through the photos from last week’s event.

A special thank you to our second grade teachers who made this day possible along with the many parent volunteers!

To view pictures from the event click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzDJx3

To view the live video recording on the school Youtube channel click here:  https://youtu.be/zvIAG2uAkIo
Trends and Friends spotlight of the Hall of Presidents  Click here.
Lubbock AJ frontpage article:  https://www.lubbockonline.com/story/news/2022/02/25/u-s-presidents-honored-lubbock-all-saints-episcopal-school-program/6944700001/

The First Grade students joined the fun and participated in creating a time capsule on 2-22-22 that will be opened their senior year of high school on 3-3-33! Time capsules are a great educational tool that promotes communication, creativity and writing skills. Not to mention it’s just plain fun and will be interesting to look at in 10 years!

Who doesn’t love a challenge? Fourth grade kids absolutely love a challenge! Mrs. Loyd noticed at the beginning of the year that her students were always asking if they could read on Epic, which is an online library with over 40,000 books. In October she laid down the challenge that if they could read 2,000 grade level books they would have a fun celebration. Students thought it was fun, and a feeling of anticipation for the surprise began. While reading quietly may appear to be a nice, relaxing activity, we know from research that independent reading improves comprehension for students and helps develop vocabulary. Also, silent independent reading can improve fluency by allowing students regular time to practice reading. So, all that reading was really very beneficial. Epic is an amazing tool because with such an extensive library for students there is a large variety to choose from, and when students are able to self-select their engagement increases, they are more actively involved in their learning and more excited to share what they learned. Reading creates a love of learning and a love of learning creates lifelong learners! Congratulations to our fourth grade students!

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

MS AND HS REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR

Last Friday All Saints middle and high school science fair winners participated in the Regional Science fair at Texas Tech University. Fifth grade students who participated included Christian Klundt, Knox Rushing, and Logan Wolfe. The sixth grade was represented by Jack Callahan, Gurvir Gill, Anuva Iyer, Madeline Nichols, and Ainsley Wisniewski. Calvin Carpenter, a sophomore, represented the high school. Congratulations to the students who received awards and recognition at the regional level and to all of our hard-working science fair winners.

CATEGORY AWARDS – FIFTH GRADE

Logan Wolfe: Biological Category 1st Place ribbon and medal

Knox Rushing: Physical Category, 1st Place ribbon and medal

Christian Klundt: Physical Category, 2nd Place ribbon

CATEGORY AWARDS – SIXTH GRADE

Anuva Iyer: Physical Category, 1st Place ribbon and medal

Gurvir Gill: Physical Category, 1st Place ribbon and medal

Jack Callahan: Physical Category, 1st Place ribbon and medal

Madeline Nichols: Physical Category, 2nd Place ribbon

Ainsley Wisniewski: Physical Category, 2nd Place ribbon

CATEGORY AWARDS – 10TH GRADE

Calvin Carpenter: Biological Category 1st Place ribbon and medal

SPECIAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Logan Wolfe:

  • South Plains Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists, Conservation Award of Excellence

Gurvir Gill:

  • Three Rivers Foundation, Special Award for Environmental Conservation

Calvin Carpenter:

  • TTU Davis College of Agriculture Sciences & Natural Resources, Outstanding Performance Certificate
  • National Ranching Heritage Center at TTU, Certificate of Recognition
  • Llano Estacado Audubon Society, Conservation Award
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Environmental Award for Outstanding Achievement
  • Lubbock Lake Landmark, Award of Excellence

Calvin will advance to the international fair. He is a Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Finalist!

SCHOLARSHIPS

Gurvir Gill: TTU & Oregon State University Collaboration, Multi-Messenger Physics and Astronomy Prize ($250)

Calvin Carpenter: TTU Department of Natural Resources Management ($1500)

TEXAS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR FINALISTS

Anuva Iyer: Physical Category (6th), 2nd Place Trophy

Calvin Carpenter: Biological Category (10th), 1st Place Trophy

Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) 

Calvin Carpenter: Senior Division Biological, Silver Medal – Overall and ISEF Finalist (Atlanta, Georgia)

Eighth grade student Lauren Evans enjoyed an opportunity to serve as MS Division Head. She took a few liberties and declared a civilian day along with ice cream sundaes and an extended recess for all MS students. The opportunity for Lauren to serve as MS Division Head for the Day was an offering in the silent auction at the school’s Annual Legacy Event.

MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

Our Patriots know how to balance academics and athletics! Way to go.

MS TENNIS
“I am so excited to watch these athletes learn and compete on the tennis court. I have been so impressed by the effort I’ve seen at practice. We currently have 45 students learning the game of tennis between sixth through eighth grades. The team offers a wide range of skill levels, but one thing consistent with all of the young athletes is their work ethic.  These kids are working hard!  This is a recipe for success and excitement. ”

Coach Tucker Richolson

MS TRACK
Middle School kicked off their track season yesterday at the Lubbock Christian Middle School meet. Both boys and girls were very competitive and came away with several medals and personal bests. It was a great start to the season.  Our track athletes will be back in action on March 24th with the Patriot Relays, right here at All Saints!  We’d love to see the All Saints community come out and support our young Patriots.

Coach Dino Jones

MS Golf
MS Golf is just getting started. The MS golfers will have their first tournament on March 29.

Coach David Chapman

High School News

“Gift of Time” Junior Class Fundraiser

Juniors will be hosting the annual “Gift of Time” dinner on Monday, March 28, at 6:00 pm.

This event raises money for the 2023 Prom and 2022 Project Graduation. Juniors and their families will prepare the meal and will facilitate a drive-thru option or deliver meals to your home. Juniors will also be donating their time and talents through silent auction items. This year’s offerings include several handmade items, personal shopping, a full car detail, and volleyball lessons with a couple of our state champions. Dinner costs are $20 per meal which includes entree, salad, bread, and dessert. Order forms will be sent next week.  Please be on the lookout!

HIGH SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

GIRLS BASKETBALL
The girl’s season came to an end in the area round of the playoffs. This season has been very special. We experienced many ups and downs throughout the year but were playing our best basketball when we needed it. We finished 3rd place in the TAPPS 1-2A district competition. Our 3rd place finish was good for a playoff opportunity, which the girls took advantage of. All Saints defeated Longview Christian School 60-17 to win the TAPPS 2A Bi-District Championship. That gave us the chance to take on #4 state-ranked Ovilla Christian in their home gym. The girls played their best game of the season and battled to the end. Unfortunately, we came up just a bit short, losing the Area Championship 54-56. The All Saints community should be proud of how these young ladies represented you. They battled in every game and showed true determination, especially when things weren’t going our way.

Coach Kyle Simons

*Boys District Awards are not available yet.

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL
All Saints boys wrapped up the season with a tough playoff loss to Covenant Christian. The Patriots ended up second in district and defeated Dallas First Baptist in the first round of playoffs. It was such an overwhelming joy coaching this team. This team worked hard every day. We couldn’t ask for a better bunch of young men. We ended the season with a 21-13 record. The JV ended up with a 15 – 1 record. Thanks to all the students and parents for their support.

Coach David Chapman

Tennis
High school girls’ tennis has had a great start to the season. Sara and Anna Carothers have made the finals against each other in every tournament we have competed at so far. Brynlee Dalley and Ashby Whitaker have had two final appearances and one 4th place finish respectively.  Kate White and Addy Dalley have also taken home one 3rd place finish. Our girls are on pace to bring home another state championship in April and they continue to show great promise at every match.  I am proud of all of our players!

Our boy’s team is beginning to show that their hard work is paying off. Arch Underwood and Grady Geihsler have had a slow start due to injuries but have taken some of the biggest strides in doubles and will be pushing for a deep state tournament run. Matthew Zhang and Jameson Seal have competed just as hard as anyone with effort and hard-fought matches to their resume this season. Hunter Eppright’s fighting heart has put him on the top side of the tournaments and has pushed some of the toughest athletes to their limits. Diego Cervera has a 4th place finish to his name right now yet he has shown to be one of the toughest players on the team. This spring season our boys will be the dark horse to bring a state championship home but we know we will be in the conversation after our 4th place finish last year with tremendous growth.
Coach Tucker Richolson

Track
Our high school track team has been working hard in preparation for their first competition on Friday at the Lubbock Christian HS meet.  We are in good shape heading into the season with senior Reese Rogers looking to defend her Long Jump State Champion title and several of our state qualifiers returning this season.

Our HS track team will host the Patriot Relays on March  25 and invite our Patriot community to come out and cheer on our athletes!

Coach Dino Jones

Powerlifting
The Powerlifting season came to an end with one lifter qualifying for the Texas Regional Meet. All Saints participated in three powerlifting meets this season. Every lifter recorded personal best lifts this season and really grew a program in its second year of existence. Calvin Carpenter’s lifts placed him in 8th place in our region and qualified him to compete at the regional meet. With only one senior on the team, All Saints Powerlifting looks to continue to grow into the future.

Coach Tucker Richolson

HS Golf

The HS golf team will be competing in the Andrews Golf Tournament this weekend. Golfers include Luke D’Alise, Rohan Felton, Ayden Allen, Kaden Jimenez, Jacque Hunter, Brown Mercer, Austin Cates, Noah Garcia, and Cooper Locke.

Coach David Chapman