March 3, 2021
Table of Contents
– New Interim Head of School
– Reenrollment Time
– Admissions Update
– John T. and Debbie Montford Texas Tech Scholarship
– Patriot Fun Run
– 7th Annual Swing for the Future Golf Tournament
– Calendar of Events
– Chapel Servers
– Our Facility Maintenance Team
– Ash Bumstead
– Chloe Conover
– Austin Hickle ’18
– Sebastian Whitaker
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Dine Out Night – March 10
– Faculty/Staff Snack Volunteers
– Day of Giving Donors
– Pig Day Thank You
PLC / LS NEWS
– First Grade Imaginary Trip to Washington D.C.
– Second Grade Hall of Presidents
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– New Moving Up Parent Meetings
– Coaches Corner
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– Virtual Academic Challenge
– Eighth Grade Meeting with Seniors
– Honor Council Presentation
– Scheduling for 2021-22 School Year
– Coaches Corner
Getting to Know the New Interim Head of School
While many in the All Saints community know the new Interim Head of School Robert Brashear for his role as Athletic Director, there is much more to know about him. Robert is a Lubbock native and graduate of Coronado High School. Growing up he had two passions – music and sports. Many might be surprised to know that Robert was as comfortable performing as a cellist with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra as he was playing on the basketball court. As a high school senior, Robert received both music and athletic scholarship offers to several prestigious universities. Ultimately, he decided to pursue his education at the United States Air Force Academy with a lifelong dream to be a pilot. He played basketball at the Air Force Academy for two years until transferring to Texas Tech University. Robert went on to obtain dual degrees in History and English from Texas Tech where he also played basketball for the Red Raiders. Robert was selected as a Mayborn scholar in the school of Mass Communications at Texas Tech where he pursued his graduate work in Journalism.
Robert has a wide range of professional experience. He spent ten years in management and corporate sales in the transportation and human resources industry, nine years as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Texas Tech and the past 12 years as Athletic Director on the leadership team at All Saints. He created Brashear Basketball, a program offering classes, camps, and private instruction to youth of all ages. He is known for his natural leadership ability and passion for inspiring excellence.
Robert is married to Jennifer Lisle Brashear. Jennifer works in the Texas Tech Athletic Department and serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs and Compliance. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Ellyn ‘20, a freshman at Oklahoma State and Lauren who is currently in the sixth grade at All Saints.
The Brashears are long time members of First United Methodist Church where Robert has taught youth Sunday school classes for several years.
As Robert begins his new role at All Saints, he is excited to honor the values and traditions of our school and the unique culture that we enjoy. He welcomes the exciting work that is ahead as we continue to meet the needs of our students while ensuring that they will be prepared for lives of leadership and service.
Letters were mailed last week to our current school community asking for each family’s enrollment forms to be completed and returned for the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline for submitting enrollment forms is March 12. All Saints is a 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 Paige McKay. For questions regarding financial aid, please contact Valerie Tucker in the business office.
Enrollment will open up to the community on March 22. Please return your children’s enrollment forms ASAP to ensure their spots in the fall!
2021 has ushered in a great deal of interest in All Saints. Packets have been mailed, tours have been scheduled, and interest is high. Waiting lists are expected in some grade levels, particularly in the Patriot Learning Center. Current parents are strongly encouraged to let Paige McKay in the office know immediately if you have additional children at home whom you wish to enroll for the first time at All Saints in the fall. There may not be a spot later if you wait. If you know of people who might be interested in being a part of the All Saints community, please feel free to have them give Paige McKay a call soon. She would be delighted to give them a tour of our campus and share more about our school and availabilities.
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 Tech families.
At the time of the application, applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:
• is a full‐time Texas Tech University System employee
• has a student enrolled at All Saints Episcopal School, grades K through 12
• is not currently receiving any other form of financial aid through All Saints Episcopal
School Application Process
Application materials must be received by Wednesday, April 14, 2021 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 2021-22 Academic Year” may be found by clicking the above button. Additional information may also be found at https://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents.
Recipients will be selected based on application materials provided. All scholarship applicants will be notified by Friday, April 30, 2021. Credit will be applied to the recipient’s tuition account.
There are two need-based tuition scholarships in the amount of $500 each for the 2021-2022 school year.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact All Saints Episcopal School Business Office at (806)745-7701 ext. 807 or email Valerie Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our first ever Patriot Fun Run will be a great way to get fit and have fun! Students of all ages will run, walk, skip, or dance to upbeat music by participating in this pledge-based event to help our school. We’ll launch the Fun Run with a lively, interactive pep rally on April 27th followed by six days in which the students will get a chance to solve mysteries, work on character building, and win prizes.
More details will be coming! We will need several parent volunteers, if you are interested in helping or would like to be a sponsor please contact Dawndi Higgins @ email@example.com.
A few sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click Here for Fun Run Sponsorship Bundles and Opportunities
CALLING ALL GOLFERS!
The 7th Annual Swing for the Future Golf Tournament is quickly approaching on May 3, 2021. This is a fun event that brings our community together to raise funds for the ASES Athletic program.
The event is a four-person scramble and is held at the beautiful Rawls Course at Texas Tech University.
There are several Patriot families who have made this event a yearly tradition and joined us every year. Thank you to those families. We welcome newcomers and hope that you will plan to join us! The tournament fills up quickly so reserve your team spot today @ https://allsaintsschool.org/athletics/golf-tournament-registration/.
Would you like to sponsor the tournament? Please fill out the online registration or contact Cindy Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calendar of Events
- Red Day
- TBA: High School Junior Varsity Tennis @ Shallowater JV Tournament; Shallowater High School, 1100 Avenue K, Shallowater.
- Red Day
- End of Grading Period
- 8 – 10 a.m: Lower School Spelling Bee
- TBA: Middle School Track @ Ascension Relays, Amarillo Ascension, 9301 Ascension Parkway, Amarillo
- TBA: TAPPS High School Basketball Regional Playoffs
- TBA: High School Track @ Ascension Relays, Amarillo Ascension, 9301 Ascension Parkway, Amarillo
- Blue Day
- Red Day
- TBA: TAPPS High School Basketball State Semi-Finals
- 5:30-6:30pm: Incoming 5th grade Moving Up Night
- Blue Day
- 11 a.m. – 10 p.m: Parent Group Dining Out Fundraiser: Doubles Dave Pizzaworks @ 6023 82nd Street. Dine In, Carry Out, Delivery. 806-763-3283.
- 5:30-6:30p.m: Incoming Sixth Grade Moving Up Night
- 6:30 p.m: Middle School Cheer Practice, Patriot Gym
- Red Day
- 8 – 9 a.m: Parent Group Zoom Meeting
- TBA: High School Golf @ Southcrest Invitational; The Rawls Golf Course at Tech, 3720 4th Street, Lubbock.
- Report Cards
- Blue Day
- TBA: TAPPS High School Basketball State Finals
- TBA: High School Tennis @ Big Spring Tournament, Big Spring High School, 707 East 11th Place, Big Spring
- TBA: High School Track @ Tahoka Relays, Tahoka Junior Senior High School, 1925 Avenue P, Tahoka
- TBA: TAPPS High School Basketball State Finals
- Deadline for Fun Run Sponsors
Follow @GoAllSaintsPats on Twitter for the latest in Patriot Athletics.
- March 15-19: Spring Break, School Not in Session
- March 25: Holy Chapel
- April 1: Senior Trip to Palo Duro Canyon
- April 2 -5: Easter Break – School Not in Session
- April 6: Easter Chapel
- April 9: Progress Reports
- April 16: PLC Tricycle Rodeo
- April 21: Band Contest in Abernathy
- April 23: Spring Break Fever – School NOT in Session
- April 27: Fun Run Pep Rally
- April 29: Baccalaureate
- April 30: Kindergarten Fiesta
- April 30 – May 1: Theater Musical “Matilda” Fifth -Twelfth Grade
A blessed Lent to you all. It has been an interesting week this week in 8:00 Chapel as we have spent time discussing the story of the Woman at the Well. The time Jesus spent with this woman from Samaria was life changing for many and there are nuggets from which all of us can learn.
I wanted to remind parents that you are welcome to join us in 8:00 Chapel on the day that your child is in Jones Gym for chapel. That schedule is: Mondays – First and Second Grades, Tuesdays – Third and Fourth Grades, Wednesdays – Seventh and Eighth Grades, Thursdays – Fifth and Sixth Grades, and Fridays – Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten. Parents can check in at the Jones Gym entrance on the west side of the campus. Parents are welcome to join us in Chapel virtually via the school’s website or Facebook page any morning.
In high school Chapel we are exploring some what it means to observe Lent through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The students have the opportunity to break into small groups during their Wednesday chapel times and discuss things on a deeper level.
Peace to you all during this Lenten season,
8:00 AM CHAPEL READERS
Mar 4 (Thurs)
Grayce D’Alise (6)
Mar 5 (Fri)
Mar 8 (Mon)
Emery Epps (2)
Mar 9 (Tues)
Cade Brewer (4)
Mar 10 (Wed)
Reese Wolfe (8)
Mar 11 (Thurs)
Lauren Brashear (6)
Mar 12 (Fri)
Mar 22 (Mon)
Leah Gabel (2)
Mar 23 (Tues)
Nico Cobb (4)
Mar 24 (Wed)
Emily White (8)
*Please remember, if your student is scheduled to read, he or she needs to be in Jones Gym no later than 7:45 a.m. on the morning in which he/she is scheduled to serve. After 7:45 a.m., we find replacements as needed, in order to provide time to practice.
The Three Amigos
These three amigos are making life easier on all of us and going above and beyond the call of duty!
While our community was fighting bitter cold temperatures that brought ice and snow to our city, our facilities manager and his team were hard at work! The school had several HVAC units that went down in the cold weather along with a back-flow preventer that froze and busted. While many of us were playing in the snow or cuddling near a warm fire, this team of three made the necessary repairs in preparation for our return to campus.
Brett would like to give a special shout out to Kyle who recently joined the team. His plumbing and HVAC knowledge really saved the day and Brett was “very grateful to have his expertise.” Mr. Hampton also spent some extra time clearing the parking lot and sidewalks.
A special thank you to each of you for your hard work. The All Saints community is grateful and applauds your diligence.
Earlier this month our very own Chloe Conover (10) was selected as a Female Honoree for Volleyball in the South Plains High School Sports Awards program. This organization celebrates the best in high school sports for the South Plains.
The South Plains High School Sports Awards is a nine-month athlete recognition program culminating in a star-studded awards show at the end of the year. The awards show will name athletes of the year in each sanctioned sport and will honor the on and off-field accomplishments of student athletes, coaches and teams.
This program is part of the USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country.
Each year local high school seniors are selected to share a story about a special senior citizen in their lives. The story will then be shared in the Lubbock Senior Link Magazine.
One of the purposes of the magazine is to link the seniors and the younger generation. It is the hope of the owner and publisher, Erin Agee, that this magazine will serve as a local platform that celebrates the precious exchange of wisdom and experience from generation to generation.
This year Senior Ash Bumstead shared a beautiful story about his grandfather, Don Kinder. If you’d like to read the article, click here.
Thank you, Ash, for sharing your story.
Austin Hickle ’18
All Saints 2018 graduate and current SMU student Austin Hickle received notification recently that he is a finalist for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes college students that demonstrate outstanding leadership, a potential for a career in government or the non-profit sector, public service experiences, and academic excellence. The 2021 Truman Scholars will be announced on April 14.
All Saints senior Sebastian Whitaker was one of 16 South Plains senior students to be recognized by the Nancy Anderson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) last month. He received a $100 award in addition to the DAR Good Citizenship certificate and pin.
As part of the application process each student must complete an essay. From their essays the 16 award recipients are selected because of their proven qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and outstanding patriotism.
“I am honored to receive this recognition from the DAR,” Sebastian Whitaker said.
Whitaker is a National Merit Commended Scholar and is very involved with Student Council having served as Class Representative, Treasurer, Vice President, and President. He also is a founding member of the Honor Council and is a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Varsity Debate and Mock Trial Teams. Whitaker is a member of the High School Band and Drumline and the Varsity Cross Country, Basketball, and Track teams. He was Lubbock’s delegate to Texas Boys State last May and was a delegate to the Model G20 Summit in Beijing, China in 2019.
“Sebastian Whitaker is a very talented and well-rounded student at All Saints who contributes greatly to our school academically and through his participation in TAPPS academic competitions, athletics, speech and debate, mock trial, chemistry club, band, student council and is current Vice-Chairperson for Honor Council,” High School Division Head Tammy Edmonson said. “Through his persistence, determination and effort, he has been able to accomplish many accomplishments during his time while in high school. Sebastian is a very driven student who has worked tirelessly to be involved and excel in many different areas.”
In 2019, Whitaker spent half of his summer serving as a senate page for U.S. Senator John Cornyn in Washington D.C. and the other half serving as a camp counselor at Camp Mishawaka in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He has received the school’s most prestigious Proven Patriot award every year along with being named to the Headmaster Honor Roll. Whitaker volunteers as a Lector and Altar Server at Holy Spirit Catholic Church as well as volunteers through All Saints at many community organizations. He is a history buff and enjoys learning languages, reading, sailing, and participating in sports. Whitaker plans to study political science and pursue a career in law. He joined his All Saints class in 2014 in the sixth grade. His sister, Ashby, is a junior at All Saints. Dana and Jeff Whitaker are his parents.
“Sebastian Whitaker is a dedicated student with an exceptional work ethic. It has been my pleasure to serve as his counselor and I am extremely proud of his accomplishments. His parents have fostered within him an extreme love of learning,” All Saints Counselor Gwen Belk said. “He is most deserving of any and all of the honors that have come his way.”
All School News
Day of Giving Donors
Thank you to the following donors who shared the love during our recent All Saints Day of Giving. The All Saints community is grateful for you!
Gwen and Paul Belk
Ashleigh and Charley Brewer
Jeanine and Ray Brown
Krista and Matt Bumstead
Keelee and Ben Burkholder
Kathleen and Eric Burrell
Cami and Tom Callahan
Darlene and Wayne Collins
Nancy and Delbert Cooper
Michelle, Riley and Chris Crawford
Patty and Mark D’Alise
Sue-Ann and Mike Ehmer
Michelle and Brent Fuller
Jenni and Rob Gaines
Lily and Rick Garza
Shannon and Ken Geihsler
Priya and Harvinder Gill
Mr. Dan and Mrs. Connie Glenn
Beverly and Randy Henson
Dawndi and Martin Higgins
Jenn and Tom Howe
Debbie and Kyle Jones
Dora Epstein Jones
Amy and Brad King
Janice and Craig Lampe
Pat and John Marse
Susan and Jim McCutchin
Paige and Mike McKay
Amanda and Zane Mead
Jessica and Dustin Miller
Marty and LeRoy Montoya
Heather and Clark Mooty
Laura and Garrett Newsom
Brendell and Paul O’Briant
Deana and Ralph Paone
Carolanne and Jim Purtell
Phebe Ellis-Roach and Shawn Roach
Jenny and Rusty Shaw
Jessica and Davis Smith
Kaylee and Skyler Smith
Diana and Chris St. Clair
Judy and Obie Stalcup
Celeste and Mark Thompson
Judy and Frank Thompson
Holly and Jeff Vinson
Eleanor von Ende
Camie and Matthew Wade
DeLynn and Karl Wardlow
Pink shirts, mechanical (and live) pigs, pink face masks, and laughter were abundant at All Saints on Monday in celebration of National Pig Day. Even a chicken got in on the fun.
National Pig Day was started in 1972 by former All Saints Art teacher Ellen Stanley. Since that time the school has found lots of fun ways to educate students about pigs, agriculture, and the International Heifer Foundation.
This year, the students made and painted piggy banks in art, raced mechanical pigs, petted a live pig (Pigasus) and chicken (Taylor Swift), and enjoyed pink lemonade and pink animal crackers with lunch.
The Spirit Squad added an extra layer of fun with their decorated hallways filled with pink pig balloons and pink streamers. Lower School Division Head Rachel Scranton joined the fun by wearing an inflatable pig costume.
Each year All Saints donates the pig race entry fees to the International Heifer Foundation. A little over $1,000 was raised this year.
Thank you to Amanda Mead, Dee Paone, and Rachel Scranton for decorating the hallways. Special thanks to Dr. Penny Carpenter and her husband, Clint, for bringing the pig and chicken to school for the students to pet. Thanks also to Misty Deeds for organizing and working the fun-filled Pig Day each year.
37th Annual Hall of Presidents
Twenty-four United States presidents were seen roaming the halls at All Saints when the Second Grade students presented their Annual Hall of Presidents program. This is the 37th consecutive year for the presentation which is one of the school’s most treasured traditions.
The Second Grade class concluded their year-long study of the United States presidency when they presented their program. The students each randomly drew the name of a president to study out of a hat. They each presented a one-minute biography of his or her president and dressed in costume to portray that person.
In addition, the students recited by memory all 46 presidents in order and told significant facts about each.
A recorded program is available to view on the school’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/BHBzTel2Kps
and several pictures can be found on the school Facebook page.
A special thank you to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and LubbockOnline for the great front page story about our Second Grade Hall of Presidents Program. https://www.lubbockonline.com/…/potential…/6840667002/
Second Grade students took a few minutes after the festivities to thank their teachers for an amazing Hall of Presidents. They hope that the teachers will use the handmade blankets to rest and relax after all the work and preparation!
First Grade Imaginary Trip to Washington D.C.
All Saints Airlines “flew” a special imaginary flight filled with 33 Patriot First Grade students from Lubbock’s Preston Smith International Airport to Reagan International Airport in Washington D.C. for a quick afternoon of sightseeing.
First, the students checked-in their luggage and went through rigorous TSA Security Screenings before boarding their flight. The flight attendants checked each passenger’s temperature and spritzed their hands with sanitizer before they could enter the plane.
Once boarded the flight attendants demonstrated how to buckle their seatbelts and how to use a lifejacket if needed for a water emergency. Passengers enjoyed a yummy pretzel snack and bottled water while in flight.
After landing, the students joined tour groups for a quick visit to eight tourist destinations: The Supreme Court; Jefferson Memorial; National Zoo; the Washington Memorial; Lincoln Memorial; National Cathedral; and White House. A guide led the students through historical facts about each location and stamped their travel passports.
To view more pictures from this beloved tradition visit our school Facebook page.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
New Dates for Fifth and Sixth Grade Moving Up Nights
The moving up nights for incoming Fifth and Sixth grades have been rescheduled. Here are the new dates.
Incoming Fifth Grade: Tuesday, March 9 at 5:30-6:30pm
Incoming Sixth Grade: Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30-6:30pm
MIDDLE COACHES CORNER
The All Saints Middle School Track Team will open their season this Friday at the Ascension Middle School Relays. We have a great group of middle school runners this year. There is a lot to look forward to this year. All Saints will host its first track meet for middle school on Tuesday, March 23.
Tennis is off to a fast start with practices at the Burgess-Rushing tennis center. The competitive season for middle school will open soon.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Virtual Academic Challenge
All Saints brought a strong academic team to the recent virtual competition. Over 1,000 students representing Texas Public and Independent Schools competed in the virtual meet.
Congratulations to the following students:
5th Place 2A Team: Ash Bumstead, Logan Caffey, Rohan Felton
4th Place 2A Math Individual: Ash Bumstead
Literary Criticism Team:
6th Place 2A Team: Portia Clary, Jeye Johnson, Ashby Whitaker
Current Events Team:
3rd Place 2A Team: Luke D’Alise, Sebastian Whitaker, Matthew Zhang
2nd Place 2A Current Events Individual: Sebastian Whitaker
1st Place 2A Team: Ash Bumstead, Logan Caffey and Sebastian Whitaker
1st Place 2A Science Individual: Ash Bumstead
3rd Place 2A Science Individual: Logan Caffey
5th Place 2A Science Individual: Sebastian Whitaker
9th Place 2A Science Individual: Chase Farnsworth
1st Place 2A Chemistry Individual: Ash Bumstead
2rd Place 2A Chemistry Individual: Sebastian Whitaker
3rd Place 2A Chemistry Individual: Logan Caffey
5th Place 2A Chemistry Individual: Chase Farnsworth
2nd Place 2A Physics Individual: Ash Bumstead
4th Place 2A Physics Individual: Logan Caffey
Eighth Grade Student Meeting with Seniors
As a follow up to “A Taste of High School” that took place in November, eighth grade students were recently invited to the high school to learn more about the high school offerings. They viewed the All Saints High School alumni video and met with a few of the seniors. Seniors answered questions and gave specific examples of how high school at All Saints has benefitted them over the years. Seniors also shared their college acceptances and where they plan to attend college (for those who already know). Some of the key points seniors addressed were:
- How the high school faculty goes out of their way to communicate with students and how flexible they are when working with students who are involved in numerous school activities
- The rigor of the high school course work, but they also emphasized how the daily schedule, electives and enrichment courses balance the demands of the academic expectations
- There is student voice in decisions made; willingness of faculty, staff and administration to listen to what students want and see if it can be implemented.
- Faculty is willing to always give of their time outside of teaching (tutoring, teaching enrichment courses, sponsoring activities, etc.)
- The high school student body is close; they are friends with students in all grades due to being involved in many activities together
Honor Council Members Present to High School Students and Faculty
Dr. Glenn Davis along with senior Honor Council Members, Ash Bumstead, Vincent Paone and Sebastian Whitaker stepped up recently to reinforce with students and faculty the need for an Honor Council in high school and the importance of honesty and integrity. The Honor Council’s goal is to support and uphold academic integrity and promote the “All Saints Way” at All Saints Episcopal School, while acting as a liaison between faculty and students. Honor Council is an advisory committee that consists of nine total members with two from each grade level and three seniors.
Scheduling for 2021-2022 School Year
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors recently met with Mrs. Belk and Mrs. Edmonson to discuss their course selections for the 2021-22 school year. Students have been given their schedule choice sheets and are due to Mrs. Belk on Thursday, March 4.
HIGH SCHOOL COACHES CORNER
Congratulations to the high school girls team and Coaches Simons and Binion on a good year even with the challenges of COVID. The girls finished third in TAPPS District 1-2A and advanced to the playoffs where they lost a one-point heartbreaker to Ft. Worth Covenant Classical in the bi-district round. With only one player graduating this year, Paige Schlehuber, there will be several returning players next year. The future looks bright for our Patriot girls basketball.
The All Saints High School boys team is making their way through the TAPPS 2A playoffs again. With a bi-district win at home over Dallas First Baptist and an area final victory over Weatherford Christian on Tuesday in Anson. The boys will play in the TAPPS 2A north regional final this Saturday against Longview Trinity Christian. The game time and neutral site will be determined later this week.
Congratulations to the All Saints High School Powerlifting Team on their first competition last Saturday in Brownfield. Freshman Calvin Carpenter qualified for the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Regional meet. The regionals are next Thursday, March 11 in Sundown.
High school tennis is in the thick of their competition schedule playing in the Levelland Tournament last Friday and competing well. They will play in the Shallowater tournament Thursday. Coach Richolson and his crew are eying the TAPPS 2A North Regional meet later in March where they are defending girls and boys regional and state champions.
High School track will open their competitive season Saturday at the Ascension Relays in Amarillo. Coach Jones has a full line up this year and have 19 girls and boys entered to compete. As basketball wraps up those numbers will increase giving the Patriots one of their largest track teams in the past several years. This year hopes to be a strong one for both the girls and boys track teams.