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October 6, 2021

Table of Contents

HEADLINE NEWS
– All Saints Receives $1.25 Million
– Grandparents and Special Friends Day
– Fall Festival
LOOKING AHEAD
 – Calendar of Events
CHAPEL NOTES & SERVERS
– Chapel Notes
COUNSELOR’S CORNER
– The Importance of Family Dinnertime
PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT
– Jill White Encourages the Return of Birthday Books
– Homecoming Queen and King
– HOCO Volunteers & Parade Car Entry Winner
– New Bleachers Provide the Perfect View
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Kettle Corn for a Cause- October 21
– Legacy 2021 & Sponsorship Opportunities
– ASES Social Media – Join the All Saints Parent Hub Group
– New Patriot Passages Schedule
– Lunchroom News
FINE ARTS
– One Act Play
– Band News
– Youth Orchestra of Lubbock
PLC / LS NEWS
– Artist of the Week
– Grass Bash
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– Eighth Grade Mo Ranch Trip
– Academic Virtual Challenge Meet
– MS Coaches Corner
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– Division Head Updates
– HS Coaches Corner

Thank you for bringing your furry friends for a special blessing yesterday!  To browse pictures from the morning, go to our school Flickr account at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWQmmSp

A Transformational Gift to Endow a Full-time Chaplain

All Saints Episcopal School is excited to announce that an anonymous gift of $1.25 million has been received to permanently endow a full-time chaplaincy position at the school.  This gift is unique in that it will create the first and only endowed faculty position.

“We are honored to receive this extraordinary gift that is transformational and will create an even stronger future for All Saints.  The opportunity to now have a full-time chaplain will enhance our opportunities with daily chapel, spiritual education, and pastoral care for the All Saints community as well as our outreach and service in the Lubbock community,” Head of School Robert Brashear said.

The endowment donor’s support for the mission of our school and the focus on excellence in academics, fine arts, athletics, spiritual development, and community service inspired the idea of giving a gift that would impact the future of the school.

“My children were blessed to be a part of the special, loving, and inclusive environment at All Saints. By endowing the Chaplaincy, my desire is to ensure that the school will always have a chaplain who will be able to integrate spiritual formation into all aspects of the educational experience while encouraging the All Saints Way,” the endowment donor said.

The All Saints Endowment Fund was created 16 years ago when the school launched the “Celebrating Excellence Campaign” which raised over $2.3 million.

“Endowed gifts create a lasting legacy for the school that helps to ensure long-term sustainability.  All Saints is thrilled to celebrate our donor’s decision to endow the chaplaincy as it represents the real heart and soul of the school.  This gift is an investment that will create a brighter future for years to come,” Advancement Director Celeste Thompson said.

All Saints looks forward to sharing more information in the coming months as we explore the many ways in which the endowment gift will make a positive difference in the lives of our students.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day – October 15 with Noon Dismissal

*Invitations are available at the main office.

This annual event provides the opportunity for our students to share their All Saints experiences with grandparents, other relatives, or special family friends. Remember, Grandparents and Special Friends Day is a dress uniform day for our students.

Q: Do parents attend? A: YES! This is a great family event. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Q: What time does the service begin? A: The worship service begins at 10:00 am. You will want to come early to get the best seat in either Patriot Gym (site of the service) or Kirby Commons. The service is live-streamed on the big screen in Kirby Commons, home of the most comfortable seats on campus!

Q:  Can I view the service from home?  A:  Yes, we will be live-streaming the service in the same way we live-stream chapel each morning.  You may view the service using these links:

  1. Direct Link:  https://allsaintsschool.org/live/
  2. You can ALWAYS go to our school website homepage and click the “Stream Live Chapel and All Live Events” button found at the top of the page: allsaintsschool.org
  3. You can also find the live feed by going directly to our school Facebook account:  https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPride

Q: What happens during the service? A: It follows the basic order of our regular Morning Prayer service, and includes much more! Featured are musical offerings from our students and a brief homily from our chaplain.

Q: My child’s grandparents cannot attend. What should we do? A: If your child does not have grandparents who are able to attend the service, families might consider a special friend who could be asked. Perhaps there are special neighbors, godparents, an aunt or uncle who might want to join the fun. In addition, parents are always special at All Saints!

Q: Where do guests park? A: The school parking lots are available, and overflow parking is also available on the neighborhood streets and behind Kohls.  Early arrival is recommended.

Q: Are there any program changes this year? Yes, in lieu of a book fair we will offer a more pandemic-friendly way to support our school library.  Everyone is invited to make a donation to our library program through our revived birthday book tradition.  Celebrate someone special by honoring them with a new book for the All Saints Library.  To learn more use the QR code below or go to donate.onecause.com/asesbirthdaybooks.

Ticket Form QR Code

Treasure Chest QR Code

Volunteer QR Code

Fall Festival:  Top 5 Reasons to Get Involved

Fall Festival, one of our most beloved All Saints traditions, is back and better than ever! Fall Festival is not just a fun Fall carnival, it’s also the largest fundraiser for our Parent Group and helps raise money for resources that directly benefit our students and teachers. We hope you’ll make it a point to be part of this fun school tradition! This year’s Fall Festival is Friday, October 29, from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm. Here are the top 5 ways you can get involved:

📢  Booth Sponsorships are available for $100 or $250 and are a great way to promote your business or show your family’s support for the All Saints Community. Click here to access the Booth Sponsorship form due October 7.

👻 It’s a fun night out for the whole family! Every carnival booth requires tickets to enter or play. Tickets are $0.50 each – most booths are between 4 and 8 tickets OR you can buy an All-Access Wristband for $50 and play all day! Click here to order your tickets due October 20.

🦇 Bake up something deliciously spooky for the Bake Sale or Cake Walk. Contact Twyla at 806-438-6006 or bring your wrapped and labeled item on the day of the Fall Festival.

🎃 Treasure Chest is our most popular booth! Kids pick a pumpkin out of the treasure chest and hope to score the Golden Key, which allows them to take their pick from a treasure trove of toys and goodies. We’ve made it easy to stock the Treasure Chest this year; you can order something directly from our Amazon Wish List and it will be sent straight to the school. You can also drop your donations in the Treasure Chests located in the front office and the PLC or donate cash via Venmo to @KathyOaks. Be sure to LABEL your donations – the student with the most donations will win a Fast Pass, and the grade that brings the most donations will win a donut party AND a member of the class will also win a Fast Pass! Click here to access the Wish List. Needed by October 27!

🙂 Fall Festival wouldn’t be such a success without the support of our volunteers. It’s such a fun way to support the school and fellowship with other parents while the kids enjoy the event. Click here to access the Sign Up Genius to work a shift at the event.

Calendar of Events

October 7

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children. 
  • 4 – 6 p.m:  Middle School Volleyball vs. Christ the King, Jones Gym, Lubbock: 7th Grade 4 p.m. / 8th Grade 5 p.m. 
  • 4 – 8 p.m:  High School Team Tennis @ Kingdom Prep Academy, Burgess-Rushing Tennis Center, 3030 66th Street, Lubbock
  • Registration Form for Fall Festival Booth Sponsors are Due

October 8

October 9

  • TBA:  High School Team Tennis vs. Garden City, Burgess-Rushing Tennis Center, 3030 66th Street,  Lubbock
  • 5 – 8 p.m:  High School Volleyball @ Lubbock Trinity, 6701 University, Lubbock:  JV 5 p.m. / Varsity 6:30 p.m.

October 11-28

  • Butter Braid Fundraiser Begins and runs through October 28 

October 11

  • NO SCHOOL: Fall Break October  8 – 11 (Daycare Available)
  • 2 – 5 p.m:  PSAT Optional Practice for Juniors, Room 405

October 12

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m:  In-Person Chapel for Lower School, Jones Gym. Lower School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 5 – 7:30 p.m:  High School Volleyball vs Southcrest, Patriot Gym:  5 p.m. JV / 6 p.m. Varsity

October 13

  • Blue Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 8 a.m: Parent Group Meeting, Kirby Commons
  • 8 a.m. – Noon: PSAT for Grades 8 – 11

October 14

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children. 
  • 9:35 a.m:  Suicide Prevention Presentation for Sophomore Class, Kirby Commons

October 15

  • Blue Day
  • Dress Uniform
  • 9 – 10 a.m:  Coffee with the Head of School, Garrison Corridor inside Administration / High School Building
  • 10 – 11:15 a.m:  Grandparents & Special Friends Day Service, Patriot Gym & Kirby Commons
  • 11 a.m – Noon:  Visit Classrooms
  • School Dismissed at Noon
  • End of Grading Period
  • No Daycare Available
  • 2 p.m – 4 p.m:  High School Theatre Presents “Decision Heights”, Kirby Commons: $5 admission
  • 5 – 6:30 p.m:  High School Football vs Abilene Christian,  Patriot Field
  • 5 – 7:30 p.m:  High School Volleyball vs Christ the King, Patriot Gym: 5 p.m. JV / 6 p.m. Varsity

October 16

  • 9 – Noon:  High School Team Tennis vs. Garden City, Burgess-Rushing Tennis Center, 3030 66th Street,  Lubbock
  • 5 – 8 p.m:  High School Volleyball @ Lubbock Trinity, 6701 University, Lubbock:  JV 5 p.m. / Varsity 6:30 p.m.

October 18-19

  • TBA:  TAPPS 2A Team Tennis Championships in Waco

October 18

  • Blue Day
  •  TBD:  TAPPS 2A District One Act Play

October 19

  • Red Day
  •  5-7:30 pm: HS Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian, Patriot Gym: 5 p.m. JV / 6 p.m. Varsity

October 20

  • Blue Day
  •  5 pm: Board of Trustees Meeting
  • Deadline to pre-order tickets for the Fall Festival

October 21

  • Red Day
  • TBD:  MS Cross Country WTCAA Championship, Lubbock
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m:  Kettle Corn for a Cause, Parent Group Fundraiser
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m:  Junior and Senior Class Speaker – Isabella Kruger from Southwestern University

October 22

  • Red Day
  • No School for PLC / LS students; Parent Teacher Conferences (Daycare Available)
  • Faculty Lunch Provided by Parent Group
  • 5-7:30 p.m:  HS Volleyball @ Amarillo Ascension; JV 5:00 p.m. / V 6:00 p.m.

October 24-25

  • TBD:  State Band Competition, Waco

October 25

  • Blue Day
  • 4:00 p.m:  Butter Braid Bread Fundraiser Ends

October 26

  • Red Day

October 27

  • Blue Day
  • 3:45 p.m:  Faculty Meeting, Kirby Commons
  • 6:30 p.m:  Trunk or Treat provided by NHS
  • Deadline to purchase toys/gifts for the Fall Festival Treasure Chest

October 28

  • Red Day
  • 9:35 a.mLubbock Christian University Speaker for Juniors and Seniors

October 29

  • Blue Day
  • Students may wear a Non-scary Halloween Shirt to School, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten may wear Halloween Costumes
  • TBD:  Second Grade Pumpkin Math
  • Noon Dismissal:  All Students, No Daycare Available
  • 5-7:30 p.m:  HS Volleyball @ Kingdom Prep, JV 5 p.m. / V 6 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m:  🎃Fall Festival
  • 7-8:30 p.m:  HS Football @ San Jacinto

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

CHAPEL NOTES

Three topics to consider in this issue’s Chapel Notes.  First, A heartfelt thank you to the anonymous donor who has so generously funded a chaplaincy position as the school moves forward.  Several have asked me, “What exactly does this mean?”

To best answer the question of what it all means, one needs to only look to the donor’s heart.  The donor experienced the benefits of an All Saints community whose underlying mission is to integrate spiritual formation into all aspects of the education experience. Through this most generous gift, the donor has ensured that this mission can continue well into the future.  More details will be coming about how this will unfold.  Exciting times ahead!

Second, a special thank you to the Rev. Pat Russell, who served as our officiant at Monday’s Saint Francis Day Eucharist. Mother Pat is a dear friend to the school and is a current grandparent and Board of Trustees member.  It is a joy when Pat is around!  Yesterday was our annual Blessing of the Animals morning and a hearty thank you to all of the parents who brought pets to school before the sun was up.  Horses, hedgehogs, leopard geckos, dogs, cats – It was a blessed day indeed!

Third, Monday, November 1 is All Saints Day and is another special day in the spiritual life of the school.  We will celebrate in chapel with a special Eucharist, remembering the saints in our lives. During the service, we will read a list of names of those whom we love but who are with us no longer.  Please email me at pmckay@allsaintsschool.org with the names of those in your family that have passed away that you would like included in our service. This service is intended as a celebration of lives well lived and well loved.  Thanks be to God!

Blessings and Peace,
Chaplain Paige +

Eighth Grade Fall Chapel Servers
(Wednesday – Friday)

Thursday, October 7
Readers:  Sebastian and Octavio Cervera
Acolytes:  Gabrielle Codding, Mallori Dawson, Willem Duemer, Lauren Evans

Thursday, October 14
Readers:  Mallori Dawson, Willem Duemer
Acolytes:  Reya Felton, Heidi Helderlein, Isabelle Hidalgo, Kingston Jimenez

Wednesday, October 20
Readers:  Beckham Winter, Blaire Wischmeyer
Acolytes:  Sofia Martinez, Caleb Mead, Andreas Sizer, Katy Jane St. Clair

Thursday, October 21
Readers:  Erin Brodbeck, CoCo Brown
Acolytes:  Adelaide Underwood, Jake Watson, Deklan White, Beckham Winter

Friday, October 22
Readers:  Nate Bumstead, Harper Burrell
Acolytes:  Blair Wischmeyer, Erin Brodbeck, CoCo Brown, Dylan Caffey

Sixth Grade Fall Chapel Servers

Friday, October 29 (sixth grade servers)
Readers:  Anna Belle Needham and Madeline Nichols
Acolytes:  Joaquin Dominguez, Jaden Fuller, Gurvir Gill, Berk Hafizoglu

Monday, November 1 – All Saints Day Eucharist Middle School and High School – 9:00AM
(sixth grade servers)
Readers: Ella Polk and Braelyn Quesada
Acolytes: Kynlie Jones, Lila Keller, Eli Kerby, Wade Massengale

Wednesday, November 3 (sixth grade servers)
Readers: Rebecca Richmond and Liam Skinner
Acolytes: Olivia Killeen, Wesley McKay, Anna Belle Needham, Madeline Nichols

Fourth Grade Fall Chapel Servers
(Monday and Tuesday)

Tuesday, October 12
Readers:  Rylan Oaks, Wyatt Patterson
Acolytes:  Elizabeth Longley, Ziva Rigsby, Keiralei Simek, Madison Pinkston

Monday, October 18
Readers:  Grace Richmond, Mary Shanahan
Acolytes:  Camille Jimenez, Analies Liu, Elizabeth Longley, Rylan Oaks

Tuesday, October 19
Readers:  Ziva Rigsby, Keiralei Simek
Acolytes:  Wyatt Patterson, Madison Pinkston, Grace Richmond, Ella Smith

Monday, October 25
Readers:  Ella Smith, Madison Thompson
Acolytes:  Rylan Oaks, Wyatt Patterson, Charlie Simons, Makenna Vaughn

Tuesday, October 26
Readers:  Makenna Vaughn, TBD
Acolytes:  Avery Andrews, Addison, Alexa and Aubrey Abbe, Madison Thompson

Third Grade Fall Chapel Servers

Monday, November 1 – All Saints Day Eucharist PLC and Lower School – 8:00AM
(third grade servers)
Readers: Scarlett Mooty and Luke Moss
Acolytes: Berkley Gray, Grayson Haile, Gabby Jimenez, Thatcher Jones

Tuesday, November 2 (third grade servers)
Readers: Danylo Nesterenko and Bentley Nunez
Acolytes: Allie Bolton, Emery Epps, Leah Gabel, Noemi Galvan

COUNSELOR’S CORNER

Dust off the dinner table and gather up your family… How eating dinner as a family will help your children thrive!

Life gets so busy and grabbing dinner via the drive-through seems to be more the norm than sitting down at the dinner table. However, carving out time to sit around the table and eat as a family improves physical health, academic performance, and lowers the rate of obesity in children.  Did you know that over 400 uncommon vocabulary words are learned around the dinner table and children who were exposed to rich vocabulary at mealtimes at ages three, four, and five were more likely to have better verbal skills up through sixth grade?

But wait…there’s more.  The mental health benefits seal the deal!  Carving out precious family time to eat dinner regularly can lower rates of depression and anxiety, eating disorders, tobacco use, and early teenage pregnancy.  In addition, your child will have higher rates of resilience and higher self-esteem.

If this idea is new to you, let me give you some things to talk about.  Ask your child/children what the best part of their day was and LISTEN…truly listen and then tell them about your best moment of the day.  If you still need more topics, let me give you some fun ones:

  • What five foods do you wish were banished from the earth?
  • Who would you trade places with for one month?
  • What is the most fun birthday party you’ve attended?
  • If you had a secret listening device, who would you want to listen in on?
  • Who is your favorite Youtuber?

Happy eating!

Alicia Holligan

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT

Ella Aycock and Spencer Johnson Named Homecoming Queen and King

Spencer Johnson, Ella Aycock and Juliana Kostlelich

Ella with her brother, Owen Aycock

Spencer with his mom, Ali Johnson

One of the highlights of the 2021 Homecoming Pep Rally on September 24 was the presentation of the Homecoming Court and the Crowning of the King and Queen.

Seniors Ella Aycock and Spencer Johnson were elected by the high school student body as the 2021 Homecoming Queen and King.  Homecoming Princess first grade student Juliana Kostelich crowned the pair.  Her family bid and won the opportunity for Juliana to be the Homecoming Princess through the Legacy Auction last December.

Homecoming King candidates were seniors Aydan Allen, Andy Banister, Kevin Beasley, Caleb Hillin, Joshua Janes, and Kalvy Thompson.  Homecoming Queen candidates were seniors Haley Dickerson, Jilayne Headrick, Reagan Hunter, Jayden Johnson, Reese Rogers, GraceAnn Streit, Leah Vinson, and Ashby Whitaker.

Queen Ella and King Spencer are both very active in many school organizations involving athletics and leadership, as well as community service through the school and other organizations.

Ella is a member of the Cross Country and Track teams in which she has lettered and been named as Academic All-State on both teams.  She serves as the National Honor Society Historian and was last year’s Chemistry Club Vice President. She has also been a member of the Varsity Girls Basketball team, Varsity Orchestra and High School Yearbook. She received the school’s highest honor, the Proven Patriot Award, in 2020.

She volunteers in the community through her membership as a Lubbock Symphony Debutante and also volunteers at the South Plains Food Bank and Lubbock Impact.  Ella has also performed with the school’s orchestra at several local nursing homes.

Ella’s hobbies include running, hiking, and walking dogs.  Last summer, she completed a camp leadership program at Camp Olympia in which she backpacked and climbed a mountain with an elevation of 14,000 feet.  She also received a Red Cross CPR and Lifeguard Certification while attending the camp.

Ella hopes to attend a military college after graduation and is in the middle of the academy application process.  She has been accepted into The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

She is the daughter of Emily and Dr. Richard Aycock.  Her older brother, Samuel, graduated from All Saints in 2020 and is a sophomore cadet at West Point Military Academy.  Her younger brother, Owen, is a sophomore at All Saints.

Spencer Johnson is the son of Ali and Shawn Johnson.  His sister, Elizabeth, is a freshman at All Saints.

He plans to attend either the University of Arkansas or Texas Christian University (TCU) and major in Finance and Accounting.

Spencer is a member of the National Honor Society, Mock Trial Team, Varsity Band, and is the Publicity Officer for the High School Student Council.  He is the Center for the Varsity Football team and has been named All District Center for two years as well as named to the All State Academic Team for two years.  He is also a member of the Varsity Boys Basketball team and the Varsity Track team.

Spencer volunteers at St. Stephens Episcopal Church by filming their church services.  He also traveled with the St. Stephens church delegation on a mission trip to Guatemala in 2019.  While there he helped build houses for underprivileged people.

BIRTHDAY BOOK TRADITION RETURNS

Braxton White with his mom, Jill, and grandmother, Beth Wright

When All Saint’s alumnae Jill White enrolled her son Braxton, she was excited for him to experience many of the same school traditions that she enjoyed as a student.  She was hopeful that she’d have an opportunity to celebrate Braxton’s birthday each year by making a donation for a Birthday Book to be placed in the library in his honor, just as her parents had done for her.

When she inquired, she found that the opportunity still existed, but had not been promoted in a while.  Jill and her mother Beth Wright volunteered to help plan and organize an effort to rejuvenate the Birthday Book tradition.  Their efforts along with the help of the Advancement Team and librarian Karen Gretzler, have brought about a new and easy way for parents and friends to participate.

How To Participate
It’s easy.  A web page and QR code have been created for the purchase of Birthday Books to honor students, teachers, staff members, and friends.  A minimum $25 donation will purchase a book that will be personalized with the honoree’s name, contributor’s name, and the occasion.  Students may be the first to check out their special book once it has arrived!

📚 A special thank you to all of our September donors:

Analisa and Gregg Warren ~ honoring Henry Warren
Ashley and Brad Norris ~ honoring Hudson Norris
Amy and Chase Key ~ honoring JW Key
Patricia & William Russell ~ honoring Spencer Johnson
Patricia & William Russell ~ honoring Elizabeth Johnson
Kelly Camille Gentry ~ honoring Koby Gentry
Jamie Habib ~ honoring Liam Daniel Habib
Brittany Jones ~ honoring Ella Rose Jones
Vanessa Costilla ~ honoring Jett Nunez
Vanessa Costilla ~ honoring Bentley Nunez
Charles & Paula Key ~ honoring JW Key

A Special Thank You to Our Spirit Squad & HOCO Volunteers

Volunteers are a special part of our community.  A BIG shout out to ALL of our parents and friends of the school who have worked hard to make school events special.  At the top of the list is Angie Lane and Dee Paone.  Your planning and hard work produced a great HOCO day for all! Thank you.

Dee and Angie would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to some special Homecoming volunteers:  Jennifer Burkett, Lauren Pinkston, Brittany Vaughn, Brittany Jones, Cassandra Timberlake, and Carrie Gray. These ladies have spent many hours volunteering their time with Mini Cheer and Patriettes. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty with meals, daily Homecoming treats, help at camp, practices, and performances.

Our cheer sponsors would also like to thank Kacee Harvey and Jessica Miller for being our Mini Cheer and Patriette Parade captains & to all the parent volunteers who helped decorate a float!  Way to go.

Kara Smith and Danae Purtell lead the Mum and Garter efforts.  A HUGE thank you to these ladies.  The mums and garters looked amazing!

Finally, Patrick Rigsby spent numerous hours on the weekend, in the evening, and well after his “work” day was finished to help get everything put up for Homecoming week.  Angie and Dee would like to extend a GIANT thank you to Patrick!

Congratulations to Joseph Paone! He is this year’s parade winner for best decorated car. He was also the only one who entered. You cannot win if you don’t enter! Joseph won a $100 cash prize! Joining him on the parade route were Chase Farnsworth (past student), alumni Gage Clary ’20, and junior Daniel Vermillion!

Best Seat in the House ~ Our Bleachers are Complete!

Football / Track Bleachers Complete 9/24

The new football/track bleachers were finished just in time for the homecoming festivities.  Thanks to a generous donor who made the bleachers possible.  Along with hours of hard work from a community of volunteers, the bleachers are now a reality!

Zach McCutchin’s crew, Cliff Hillin, and his son, Caleb, and several of the high school football players rolled up their sleeves and fought some hot temperatures to assemble the bleachers themselves. The team of volunteers offering hours of service for the installation saved the school thousands of dollars in labor costs.

The bleachers are manufactured by Southern Bleacher Company from Graham, Texas.  They measure 99 feet long, 10 rows high, and seat 560 people.  They are fully ADA handicap compliant with a ramp on the north end, 6-wheel chair parking spaces, and 5 steps on the south end.  The bleachers are fully cross-braced and guaranteed to survive the strong west Texas winds (up to 95 mph).

Many nice comments were heard after Friday night’s game regarding the new bleachers.  One fan said, “We have real football now, just like Friday Night Lights!”

All School News

Kettle Corn for a Cause – October 21

Kettle Corn for a Cause will be on campus Thursday, October 21 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m, in the Lower School/PLC Parking Lot. Their menu includes kettle corn, soft pretzel, gourmet lemonade, pickle pops, cotton candy, and more! A portion of sales will benefit All Saints Parent Group.

Legacy 2021
“Making Spirits BRIGHT”
Sponsorship Opportunities
 
*Legacy Raffle Sponsor*
Investment:  $10,000 – (SOLD)
 
Legacy Presenting Sponsor
Investment $5,000
Banner Ad on Legacy Event website
**Premier Reserved table for eight**
8 Guest Passes
Reserved Parking for 4 vehicles
Prominent Recognition on Legacy Event Website
Champagne at your table
Event Recognition
Event Signage
School Newsletter Recognition
School Website Recognition
Event Website Recognition

Legacy Premier Event Sponsor
Investment $3,000
**Reserved seating for eight**
8 Guest Passes
Event Website Recognition
Event Recognition
Event Signage
School Newsletter Recognition
School Website Recognition

Legacy Event Underwriter
Investment $1,500
**Reserved cocktail table seating for 4**
4 Guest Passes
Event Website Recognition
Event Recognition
Event Signage

Legacy In-Kind Sponsorships
Investment $500
Includes signage at the event and recognition as a designated sponsor

School Marketing Updates

HAVE YOU JOINED THE “ALL SAINTS LUBBOCK – PARENT HUB” FACEBOOK GROUP YET?
As we move forward with our Facebook promotions, we have created a Facebook group called All Saints Lubbock – Parent Hub. This communication channel will be for internal announcements such as school order forms or other communications that the general public does not need to see. We will reserve our current Facebook page for marketing and recruiting opportunities. We encourage all parents to join this group!

How to Join:  Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1393294024399643 and request to join the group!

HOW CAN PARENTS HELP PROMOTE THE SCHOOL ON SOCIAL MEDIA
We are asking our parents to partner with us to help promote the school on social media.  Here are a few ways you can help us get the word out about our great school!

  • HASHTAG – Use #asespride when you mention All Saints in a post
  • REACT – Please like us on Facebook! Every time someone likes or loves a post it increases our distribution rate.
  • COMMENT – The number of comments that viewers post over a period of time will help the distribution rate (the first 30 minutes after a post is made is the best time to respond to help increase the viewing rate).
  • SHARE – Sharing allows the post to be seen by several other viewers… the number of times viewers share a post within a certain period of time will also increase our distribution rates
  • WATCH VIDEOS – Did you know that the average amount of time viewers spend watching a video will directly affect the distribution rate? Watching a video for more than one minute will increase our distribution rate.

SOCIAL MEDIA SCHEDULE
Every week will look a little different but our marketing team is working to consistently promote each division weekly.  Here’s the schedule:

Monday Middle School
Tuesday Lower School + Terrific Teacher Tuesday (EVERY Teacher and staff member will be highlighted some time this year, in no particular order)
Wednesday High School
Thursday PLC
Friday Fun Fact

 FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPride
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/AllSaintsPride
Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWSBF2xhVQBQUZ7xrtXeqYA
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/goallsaintspats

PATRIOT PASSAGES – NEW SCHEDULE
Starting THIS MONTH, we will be sending Patriot Passages once a month instead of bi-monthly.  The monthly issues will come out on the first Wednesday of each month!

Did you know the Patriot Passages is found under the “News” button on our school website? There is also a Patriot Passages page on our school website that holds archived issues.  If you miss the email link to the issue, you can always find the Patriot Passages on our school website!

FINE ARTS

One-Act Play Presents Decision Heights

All Saints Episcopal School One-Act Play presents Decision Height by Meredith Dayna Levy–Friday, October 15 at 2 pm in Kirby Commons. Virginia Hascall has left her home and fiancée to become a member of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and to do her part to help defeat the Axis Powers in the Second World War. Through triumph and tragedy, she and her sisters in flight suits learn as much about themselves as they do about airplanes. As the war rages on overseas, the women form a sisterhood that cannot be broken, and Virginia must make a decision that will change her life forever. Tickets are $5 for guests and free for ASES faculty, staff, and students.

All Saints will compete in Division 3, District 1 One-Act Play Championships on Monday, October 18 with a chance to advance to the state championships on the line. All Saints performs at 2:30 pm, and the awards ceremony begins at 6:45 pm. The contest will be held at All Saints in the Kirby Commons.

High School Band and Drumline

The All Saints Field Band and Drumline under the direction of Mr. Charley Cross and Mr. Rob Lovett will travel to Waco on Monday, October 25 to compete in the State Fall Band Championships.

The band will play several tunes including Macarena, Carnival Del Sol, and a medley of cadences from the Drum Line. The students are working extremely hard in preparation for this event, and the results are clear—as anyone who has walked the halls of All Saints on a red day can attest.

Bands will be judged on individual instrument sections, musicianship, ensemble performance, and overall effectiveness. Join us in cheering for our fantastic High School Band and Drum Line!

Youth Orchestras Of Lubbock

FIVE PATRIOT ARTISTS PERFORM AT THE FALL YOL FALL CONCERT
The Youth Orchestras of Lubbock’s (YOL) purpose and mission is three-fold:

  • To provide an exceptional music education experience to the members of the orchestras,
  • To present artistic performances that enrich the lives of developing musicians, our community, and our region, and
  • To work cooperatively with public and private schools and independent music teachers in a continuing effort to encourage musical development for youth.

The YOL will present their Fall Concert on October 10th at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center beginning at 4 pm. Admission is free. Five All Saints students will be performing:

Penelope Fuller, Cello (Principal) (Fifth grade)
Nathan Herrera, Cello (Principal) (Seventh grade)
Rami Sharif, Violin (Seventh grade)
Andreas Sizer, Viola (Principal) (Eighth grade)
Audrey Smith, Cello (Tenth grade)

PLC/LS NEWS

Safety City

On September 22 our second grade class loaded the bus and headed to Safety City to learn how to be street safe!

Safety City is a unique kid-sized town where school aged children learn engage in hands-on learning about the rules of pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety. More than 10,000 kids go through the program each year.

A special thank you to Safety City and all of our parent volunteers for a great morning of learning for our second grade students!

Grass Bash

Our Cheer and Pom Squads held a Grass Bash event for Preschool – Fourth grade students to raise money for the spirit squad! It was complete with face painting, a bounce house, snacks, and lots more!  To see more pictures from Grass Bash visit our school Flickr account @ https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWQQhWi

Kindergarten Visits At’l Do Farms

Our Kindergarten students headed to At’l Do Farms to experience and learn about West Texas farming in a unique and fun way. The children walked through a corn maze, discovered barnyard animals, rode the cow train, and had a fun hayride to search for the perfect pumpkin! Thank you to the kindergarten parents who came out and served as chaperones.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

EIGHTH GRADE TRIP TO MO RANCH

A highlight of the All Saints middle school experience is the eighth grade trip to Mo Ranch. The students bond as a class and work on their leadership skills through a series of team building challenges.

The trip is designed to expand students’ comfort zones, challenge themselves, face their fears, and build personal confidence. One iconic activity at Mo Ranch is jumping from the Mo Pole. Students climb to the top of a very high pole and jump to catch the swinging trapeze. It’s an experience many adults would fear. Our eighth grade students had a great time learning about each other and themselves.  They did exactly what they set out to do … have fun, bond with their classmates, and conquer their fears! Mission Accomplished.

Here’s a Fun Fact from the trip:  One morning the students had a surprise visitor join them.  There was a little squirrel who made at least a dozen trips through and around the students to gather pecans from a tree on the river bank so he could bury them up the hill 300 yards away. The students and chaperones enjoyed watching this little guy work.  Every year, the students come back with a fun animal story from Mo Ranch; this year it was the squirrel.

Middle School Virtual Challenge Meet

In September six All Saints Middle School students participated in the Virtual Challenge Meet, an academic competition open to students in public and private schools throughout the state of Texas.

Below is the list of students who competed in the September meet:

Fifth Grade:  Ellie Beth Moss – Mathematics

Sixth Grade:  Gurvir Gill – Math, Maps, Graphs, & Charts, Number Sense, Social Studies, Science
Nanaki Dhaliwal – Math, Number Sense, Science, Maps, Graphs & Charts

Seventh Grade:  Jacob Moss – Social Studies, Number Sense

Eighth Grade:  Octavio Cervera – Calculator Skills
Sebastian Cervera – Calculator Skills

Three students placed in the top ten at the state level:

  • Ellis Beth Moss placed 6th in Mathematics (grade 5)
  • Gurvir Gill placed 1st in Number Sense (4-6), 1st in Maps, Graphs & Charts (5/6), 7th in Science (4-8)
  • Nanaki Dhaliwal placed 4th in Number Sense (4-6)
  • Jacob Moss placed 7th in Number Sense (grade 7)

All Saints students performed very successfully in the September meet.  We look forward to more students participating in October.

For information, please contact Dr. Glenn Davis (gdavis@allsaintsschool.org).

MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

Cross Country
The past few weeks have been busy for our middle school cross country team as they continue to compete well heading into their final competition on October 21.

The team traveled to the Ascension Meet in Amarillo on September 25.  Our girls team was led by Reya Felton who placed 1st with a winning time of 13.37 followed by Rebecca Richmond running a personal best with a time of 15.42.  The boys team placed third overall, good runs were turned in with Sonne Galvan leading the group with a time of 13.26 which placed him 11th.  Andreas Sizer finished in the top 20 with a time of 14.23 followed by Sebastian Cervera, Jaden Fuller, and West Osborne.  Also contributing to the team were Alex Lopez, Dylan Caffey, Gurvir Gill and Weston Henthorn.

Last weekend the team traveled to Sundown with Reya Felton leading the girls team and Sonne Galvan leading the boys team.  It was a great day of competition for all of our runners.

Our Middle School Cross Country team will have their final competition at the WTCAA Championship Meet on Thursday, October 21.

Coach Dino Jones

Volleyball
Middle school volleyball traveled to Amarillo on Thursday, September 16 where the seventh and eighth grade teams competed against St. Andrews and the seventh grade team defeated the Broncos.  This week, the seventh and eighth grade teams will go up against Southcrest on Thursday, Sept 30. The WTCAA tournament is quickly approaching and the eighth grade team is putting their full effort into getting prepared for this tournament. All Saints will be hosting the tournament this year on Saturday, October 23.  Go Patriots!

Coach Addington

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

National Honor Society Induction

Fifteen junior students were inducted into membership of the Sherry Fewin Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) tonight.

The formal induction ceremony was led by NHS President Kevin Beasley along with presentations made during the candle lighting service by seniors Ashy Whitaker, Jilayne Headrick, Logan Caffey, and Ella Aycock.  Head of School Robert Brashear led the inductees in the National Honor Society Pledge.  High School Division Head Tammy Edmonson and High School Counselor Gwen Belk will present the students’ certificates and pins.

The inductees are juniors Abigail Barritt, Lauren Bayouth, Sara Carothers, Natalie Caswell, Diego Cervera, Portia Clary, Chloe Conover, Grady Geihsler, Campbell Howe, Maddie Matthews, Joseph Paone, Lee Taylor, Daniel Vermillion, Kate White, and Curtis Yates.

Returning members are seniors Ella Aycock, Andy Banister, Kevin Beasley, Logan Caffey, Haley Dickerson, Mia Garza, Jilayne Headrick, Caleb Hillin, Reagan Hunter, Spencer Johnson, Alexandra Mercer, Reese Rogers, GraceAnn Streit, Leah Vinson, and Ashby Whitaker.

NHS Officers are Kevin Beasley – President; Ashby Whitaker – Vice President; Jilayne Headrick – Secretary; Logan Caffey – Treasurer; and Ella Aycock – Historian.  Mrs. Kelly Beasley serves as the adviser.

HS SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM

On Saturday, October 2nd, the high school Speech and Debate team competed in the Muleshoe Invitational. This was the team’s first in-person tournament in over a year.

They competed virtually at their own homes for all of last year. The team is happy to be traveling again and is ready to pick up where their TAPPS speech team champion performance left off last Spring.  Congratulations to the following top performers:

Calvin Carpenter- 2nd Place Lincoln-Douglas Debate, was also recognized as the top speaker of the tournament.
Jeye Johnson- Top 10 Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Olivia Needham- Top 15 Prose Interpretation

Also competing for All Saints at the Muleshoe Invitational were Jacque Hunter and Sydney Smith in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

Their next tournaments will be held in Midland, Big Spring, and at West Texas A&M.

Junior Portia Clary Leads Fundraising Effort for CASA of the South Plains

Junior Portia Clary announcing the results of the CASA fundraising efforts in HS Chapel.

The High School student body raised $904 for CASA of the South Plains! The fundraising effort was led by junior Portia Clary.

The students decided they wanted to help the CASA Foundation with its efforts to give back to the children in the foster care system.  CASA is an organization that supports and promotes-court appointed advocates for abused or neglected children.  They said there was a need for donations to help buy $25 gift cards to Target and Walmart to provide birthday presents for children in foster care.  Our high school students answered their call for help and provided enough money to give 36 children in the foster care system a nice birthday gift!

Way to go, Portia, for initiating this fundraiser and for all of the high school students and parents who participated in helping provide a special gift for deserving children!

The Math Bowl

Logan Caffey, Campbell Howe, and Rohan Felton represented All Saints High School this past weekend,  in the Texas Tech University “Math Bowl!”  The Math Bowl is a competition in which teams compete in UIL number sense, calculator, and math.  There were 15 questions in each round and each team tried to score as many points as possible.  The team that buzzes in first and answers correctly receives the point.  If answered incorrectly, the other team has a chance to answer.  Students must be quick, as there is a time limit for each question.  After three rounds, the team with the most points moves on to the next round.   We are proud to announce that these three All Saints Students took 2nd Place in the Small School Division.  Congratulations to these exceptional “Mathletes.”

Homecoming Dance

The high school student council would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Lowe and Mrs. Johnson for helping with decorations! The students would also like to thank the generous parents who donated snacks for the dance.  Without the help and donations from our amazing parent volunteers, the student council would not have been able to make the dance such a huge success.

Also, a big thank you to Mrs. Montoya, Student Council Sponsor, for overseeing and planning this event alongside the student council members and making it such a fun evening.  Our students would also like to thank Mrs. Belk, Mr. Hampton, Mr. Munoz, Mrs. Sizer, and Mrs. Smith who served as chaperones at the dance.

College Readiness

This past month, Mrs. Belk and Ms. Edmonson conducted senior and junior parent meetings. At these meetings, parents were provided with specific information on how to assist their students with preparing for college, the college admissions process, and financial aid. As a follow-up, each senior is currently meeting individually with Mrs. Belk or Ms. Edmonson to make sure they are on track with what they need to be doing for college admissions.  After the first of the new year, juniors will also receive one-on-one college prep counseling.

HIGH SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

Cross Country
On September 25, Junior Lee Taylor represented All Saints very well at one of the biggest meets in Texas, The McNeil Hoka Invitational. Lee ran in the top division (Gold Elite) and ran 3.3 miles with a time of 16:00.3.

The team came back together after taking HOCO weekend off to compete in Sundown.  Senior Ella Aycock was the lone runner for our girl’s team and ran  2.2 miles in 16 flat.  For our boy’s team, junior Lee Taylor placed first place in the varsity division with all of our runners competing well on rough and muddy terrain.

The Cross Country team is excited to have October to prepare for the TAPPS State competition in Waco on November 1.

Coach Jones

Football
This past week was a HUGE week for the football team!  Beating the #4 ranked Wichita Christian Stars puts the Patriots in a good position for playoff contention. We are not done yet! We still face a month full of tough opponents. We have been working really hard and focusing on what is to come and not what has happened. We are excited and ready to face the rest of our district.  The Patriot Football team will compete again this Friday at 5 pm at home against Christ the King.  Everyone is invited to come out and cheer on our Patriots! If you are unable to attend the game, you may join us via LiveStream!

  1. Direct Link:  https://allsaintsschool.org/live/
  2. What if you forget this link?  Parents can ALWAYS go to our school website homepage and click the “Stream Live Chapel and All Live Events” button found at the top of the page: allsaintsschool.org
  3. You can also find the live feed by going directly to our school Facebook account:  https://www.facebook.com/AllSaintsPride

– Coach Jeremy Binion

Team Tennis
On September 28, the tennis team competed against my alma mater, Brownfield, led by my high school coach. They defeated us earlier in the season and are always a strong team.  Our kids were ready to compete. Brownfield had just clinched their district championship before playing us, and would go on later to be undefeated in district play. With a rough start for our doubles teams, we were down 2-5.  Across the board our Patriots would rally together to win 9 of the 12 singles matches and claim a special win for our team. The final was 11-8.

On October 2, we had a couple more important matches on the schedule.

First, a match against Greenwood.  The girls’ team swept the singles and doubles putting us at 9 wins heading into the boys’ competition. Our boys team lost some close matches and were able to take one match win along with a hard fought mixed doubles tie breaker.  The final was 11-8.

Finally, we played TAPPS 6A Midland Christian.  Starting doubles against Midland Christian we struggled to secure any of the girls matches even though they were highly competitive, also dropping mixed doubles. This put us down 0-4. But our boys team came out to play, creating a sweep that got us right back in the match at 3-4. Our girls team came back to compete against some very talented players, we won 5 out of the 6 singles matches, and only dropped one match by three point in a third set tie breaker! With a score of 8-5, our boys came in ready to battle across the board. We secured another important win for our Patriots with a 10-9 win over Midland Christian.

On October 4, we won 15-4 over a scrappy Levelland team who didn’t let up.

We are preparing for TAPPS State competition on October 18 and 19.  This team has grown close and got tougher day by day.  I am honored to lead this group of athletes onto the tennis courts and proud of the way they represent All Saints!

-Coach Tucker Richolson

Volleyball
District play is moving right along. Both teams have been hard at work and are continuing to improve both on and off the court. The team is persevering through the season and continuing to exemplify what it means to be ALL IN for each other and most importantly ALL IN for the Lord.  Each athlete is trying to find ways to win each day, one day at a time. We are looking forward to what is in store for the rest of district play.

-Levi Savage