October 7, 2020
Table of Contents
– Homecoming 2020
– Homecoming Queen & King
– Calendar of Events
– New Creative Design Class
– Thank you Dairy Queen
– Thank you Heather Skinner and Brett Longley
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Grandparents and Special Friends Day – Virtual Event
– NEW This Year: Patriot Puckerup Fundraiser
– Virtual Legacy Event – Save the Date
– Eat at Panda Express – October 13
PLC & LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
– PLC’s “Veterinary Clinic”
– LS Renovations / Update
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– Coaches Corner
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– Division Head Updates
– TAPPS One Act Play District Contest
– HS Coaches Corner
Wow. What a great week of fun, laughter and competition! Homecoming 2020 was another BIG hit at All Saints.
There are many people who had a part to play in this event, but at the top of the list are our Spirit Squad, Blue Crew, Parents and Faculty! A special thank you goes out to our Spirit Squad Coaches: Katelyn Graham, Angie Lane, Dee Paone, and Kinsey Tolley. These ladies are parents, friends and coaches who work so hard to bring fun and tradition to All Saints. Thank you, your hard work and dedication are recognized and appreciated. With the guidance of Robert Brashear and Tammy Edmonson, they planned and orchestrated a great celebration. Way to go, Patriots!
Congratulations to sophomores Joseph Paone and Rowe Osborne, the winners of Best Float at this year’s parade. At the Pep Rally, we had a Hula Hoop Contest with sophomore Maddie Matthews took home the 1st place finish and a Limbo contest with sophomore Brandon Shaw out “limboing” the rest! Each winner received a gift card compliments of Pie Bar. Our sophomore students really had their “game faces” on. Congratulations!
A big shout out to Dairy Queen and All Saints parent Ken Geihsler for donating a yummy ice cream dessert at lunchtime for all students and faculty members. Everyone loved it! Thank you.
Lunchroom Coordinator Heather Skinner and Facilities Manager Brett Longley deserve a high five, too! They teamed up and provided a wonderful lunch to all faculty & staff members on Homecoming day… just because! Thank you to Heather and Brett, it wasn’t just any ole’ lunch, it was a five star BBQ meal!
If you’d like to see some fun photos from Homecoming, scroll through the below album.
2020 Homecoming Queen & King
Senior Paige Schlehuber was crowned Homecoming Queen and senior Ash Bumstead was crowned Homecoming King Friday during the Homecoming Pep Rally.
The Court was nominated and elected by the high school students. The King candidates were Jackson Bass, Ash Bumstead, Vincent Paone, Ross Rogers, and Graham St. Clair. Queen candidates were Jacklyn DeClerk, Kate Henderson, Sydney Locke, Presley Mills, and Paige Schlehuber. The King and Queen were crowned by Lulu Lane, whose family participated in the Legacy auction to receive this special homecoming opportunity.
As a four-year member of the Varsity Volleyball team, Varsity Basketball team, and Varsity Tennis team, Schlehuber has earned district and state awards each year as well as being named to the Academic All State Teams and each sports’ All State teams last year. She also competed her freshman year on the Varsity Cross Country team and competed in the TAPPS 2A State Championship. When not on the court, she is a member of Young Life and National Honor Society and served as Class Representative each year on Student Council. She has been named to the Headmaster’s Honor Roll each year and participated in the College Board AP Seminar course. Schlehuber volunteers for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra by serving as a Symphony Debutante and also volunteers at the South Plains Food Bank and Salvation Army. Paige plans to major in Sports Management and Marketing in college, but she is still exploring where she wants to attend college. Schlehuber loves Dallas Stars Hockey, wakeboarding, and traveling. She is the daughter of Carrie and Robert Schlehuber. Her sister, Abby, graduated from All Saints in 2020 and is a freshman at Texas Tech.
Bumstead was recently named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a National Merit Scholar based upon his 2019 PSAT scores. He is a member of the Varsity Basketball, Cross Country, and Track teams and has earned state honors in each sport. He is president of the Chemistry Club and founding member of the school’s Honor Council. In addition, he is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, High School Band, Mock Trial Team, and TAPPS Academic Team, in which he is a two-time TAPPS 2A State Champion in Mathematics. He has received the prestigious Proven Patriot Award each year of high school along with being named to the Headmaster Honor Roll each year. Bumstead is active in his church youth group at Lakeridge United Methodist Church and traveled with them on a Tanzania Mission Trip in 2014 to work with schools in remote villages. He serves All Saints as a Student Ambassador, which includes live TV interviews and promotional videos for student recruitment as well as personally visiting with prospective students and families. His hobbies include playing the piano and guitar along with hunting and fishing, he also enjoys spikeball, basketball, and board games. Bumstead plans to attend either Baylor University or SMU next fall and major in Mechanical Engineering. His parents are Krista and Matt Bumstead. His brother, Nate, is in seventh grade at All Saints while his sister, Susannah, is a 2019 All Saints graduate and a sophomore at Baylor.
8:45 a.m: Third grade Yearbook Pictures
6:00 p.m: MS Cheer Practice, Patriot Gym
First Day of Fall Break – School Not in Session
5:00 p.m./6: JV/V Volleyball vs. Kingdom Preparatory Academy, Patriot Gym
7:00 p.m.: HS Football @ Wichita Notre Dame, Notre Dame Catholic School in Wichita Falls
8:00 a.m: HS Tennis vs. Midland Christian
FALL BREAK – SCHOOL NOT IN SESSION
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m: One-Act Play District Contest (Each cast member is allotted two admission tickets, not open to the general public.)
10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m: Parent Group Fundraiser at Panda Express, 11411 Quaker Avenue
5 / 6 p.m: High School Volleyball @ Southcrest Christian, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7702 Indiana Avenue; 5 p.m. Junior Varsity / 6 p.m. Varsity
8 a.m: Parent Group Zoom Meeting
TBA a.m: WTCAA Middle School Cross Country Championship @ Ascension Academy, 9301 Ascension Parkway, Amarillo
8 a.m – NOON: PSAT – Eighth Grade through Eleventh Grade
6 – 8 p.m: Middle School Cheer, Patriot Gym
9:30 – 11:30 a.m: Fifth Grade Playa Lakes Festival
5 / 6 p.m: Middle School Volleyball @ Lubbock Christian, 2604 Dover Avenue, Lubbock; 5 p.m. 7th Grade / 6 p.m. 8th Grade
TBA: Virtual Grandparents Day (Information will be sent through a school email next week)
NOON: SCHOOL DISMISSED AT NOON
Afternoon Fun / Daycare NOT Available
5 / 6 p.m: High School Volleyball @ Christ the King, 4011 54th Street Lubbock; 5 p.m. JV / 6 p.m. Varsity
TBA a.m: High School Cross Country @ Romp through the Park, Lamesa
TBA: Middle School WTCAA Championship Volleyball Tournament @ Amarillo
3 – 5 p.m: High School Football @ Abilene Christian, 2550 North Judge Ely Blvd, Abilene
- October 19-20: HS TAPPS State Fall Tennis Championships in Waco
- October 19-29: Patriot Pucker-Up Contest
- October 19-30: Virtual Book Fair
- October 21: Board of Trustees Meeting
- October 22: National Honor Society Induction
- October 23: End of the Grading Period; HS Athletic Fall Sports Senior Night
- October 29: Report Cards
- October 30: Patriot Puckerup Fundraiser, Trunk or Treat; School Dismissed at Noon; NO Afternoon Fun / Daycare;
- November 2: HS TAPPS State Cross Country Meet; All Saints Day All School Chapel
- November 7: HS Volleyball Bi-District Playoffs
- November 10: HS Volleyball Area Playoffs
- November 14: HS Volleyball Regional Playoffs
- November 18-19: HS Volleyball State Championships
- November 23-27 NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Holidays
*Please refer to the school calendar for the most up to date schedule changes and modifications.
Preschool Teacher Angela Robertson has added a new title to her name this year. In addition to teaching a preschool class, she is now teaming up with Chaplain Paige to assist with PLC Chapels. This change allows our PLC students to have an in-person chapel service at a time that works well with their schedule. While Chaplain Paige misses seeing the children every day, she continues to lead PLC chapel on Fridays.
Mrs. Robertson has an exciting and energetic teaching style. The pictures above illustrate the creative ways that she teaches her young students about Joseph and the deep well with her use of puppets and other visual props. Even the adults in the room had “all eyes” on their teacher!
New This Year… Creative Design Class
Our middle school students are enjoying a new opportunity in the classroom this year. The Creative Design course is taught by All Saints Parent and teacher, Tasha Killeen.
“I love what I am doing,” Mrs. Killeen said. “It is so exciting to see how the students are growing and responding to the opportunities in front of them. They are really working hard and have taken the initiative to come up with some really great campus projects that the class is currently working on. I have a great group of kids, and it is fun to see what they are accomplishing together!”
The Seventh and Eighth Grade Creative Design class implemented new ways to utilize the outdoor basketball court located by the lower school playground. They have researched the correct measurements for lines to be added to the basketball court and painted those lines themselves. In addition to the basketball lines, there are several other fun activities and games that have been added and are available for all grade levels. The P.E. class was recently found playing a game of Foursquare compliments of our Seventh and Eighth Grade Creative Design Class!
“I love this class because we can take what we already have and make it better,” said Seventh Grade student Deklan White.
The Fifth and Sixth Grade class is also very busy. They are gaining hands-on experience by building benches utilizing leftover bricks from the construction of the Suzan Collins Headrick Center. In addition to the benches, the students have taken an interest in cleaning up and refurbishing the Matthew Johnson Memorial Fountain located outside the hallway that connects the lower school to the middle school. Our Facilities Manager Brett Longley has ordered the parts to fix the irrigation system and the fountain. This is a memorial that was designed to be an area of beauty and healing but has suffered from vandalism. Now that the area has been secured by a new fence, our students are eager to restore the memorial to its original purpose.
“It’s been so touching to see how interested the students are in this project,” Mrs. Killeen said. “They’re researching everything… from the right flowers to plant, to the best mulch to use and they are doing it all! This is their project. They are having so much fun that sometimes they don’t even know they are learning.”
Middle School students are not the only ones enjoying this class. The course is now offered to our Fourth Grade students. In Fourth Grade, Mrs. Killeen is reminding kids to work with their hands and create. Many parents remember building fun projects out of boxes around the house. In the Fourth Grade class, you’ll find the kids creating using everyday items such as boxes and paper towel rolls.
“This is really a time for kids to use their imagination. We recently made chairs out of paper. It was funny to see the kids try to sit in their chairs.” It was a memorable introduction to building rigid structures.
The kids are using skills that they can translate into real-life situations while learning to be resourceful. The best part about it is they are learning and having fun doing it!
All School News
Virtual Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Grandparents and Special Friends Day, a day we all know and love will look different this year. We are so excited to be able to offer a virtual experience to safely celebrate the special people in our student’s lives.
On Friday, October 16, parents will receive an email from the school with an invitation to attend our virtual event. You may forward this email to your special friends and grandparents. The day will include a welcome from our Head of School, Bruce Latta, a homily from Chaplain Paige Mckay, special musical gifts from our students and so much more! It might look different, but students and teachers are working hard to continue to make this day meaningful for our All Saints community. We look forward to sharing this special day with each of you.
PATRIOT PUCKERUP FUNDRAISER
From October 19th – October 29th, Students will be able to place their change in buckets during morning drop off to vote for the faculty member they most want to Kiss a Goat. All drop off locations will have buckets for each faculty member who is participating! Lucy the Goat will be waiting for the Lucky Winner at center field on October 30th, immediately following the PLC Costume Parade. The brave faculty members who get a chance to kiss Lucy with be revealed closer to October 19th!
All proceeds benefit Parent Group to support All Saints. Venmo is available for online learners or anyone wishing to contribute electronically. Please contact Kacee Harvey at (806) 928-4252 for information. The event will be Live Streamed for those wishing to watch from home!
Virtual Legacy Event
Get warm and cozy at home and enjoy attending this year’s VIRTUAL LEGACY EVENT! We’ll party together via Zoom while enjoying an online auction, raffle, entertainment and more. Stay tuned for details coming soon!
Sponsorships Available Now! Contact Dawndi Higgins for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 745-7701
PARENT GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS
YEARBOOK PICTURES NEEDED
Please send your pictures for the school yearbook to email@example.com. Make sure to put the grade in the email subject line. We also want to see pictures of our virtual students at work so please send those in as well. Thank you to Amanda Riggs and Diana Jimenez for leading this project!
BOX TOPS INFORMATION
All Saints collects Box Tops! Simply download the app and find All Saints Episcopal School. There is a link in the app to scan your receipts. Any products that qualify will automatically be sent to our school’s total count. There are still some products that do have the box top to cut off. We will take those as well!! To see a list of Box Tops products, click here.
FRIDAY TEACHER SNACKS
We are excited for another wonderful year at All Saints! We’d like to provide pre-packaged snacks on Fridays to show our appreciation and gratitude to the teachers, security officers, and support staff for making ASES such an amazing place for our children. To help with Friday snacks, please sign up utilizing the Sign-Up Genius link below:
If you would like to donate funds for snacks, you can venmo @Dayna-McCutchin and we can take care of the rest. Please note ‘ASES Friday Snack’ in the comments.
Any and all help is appreciated in showing thanks to our amazing staff!
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT ALL SAINTS
Don’t forget that you can ALWAYS support All Saints with AmazonSmile and Mabel’s Labels:
- AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Simply go to amazon.com, and on your first visit you will be directed to choose an organization. Please search for “All Saints Episcopal School of Lubbock Parents Group.”
- Mabel’s Labels sells high quality peel and stick name labels, washable clothing labels, luggage and bag tags, and safety tags that will help you keep tabs on your child’s items! Simply visit http://www.campaigns.mabelslabels.com/, click on “Select Your School,” and choose “All Saints Episcopal School Parent Group (Lubbock)” from the drop down menu. Mabel’s Labels will donate 20% of all of our purchases back to Parent Group.
Patriot Learning Center & Lower School News
Playing with Purpose
Last week the PLC pretend area became a veterinary clinic! The children are enjoying their new surroundings and lots of furry friends are visiting the clinic. Pretend play is fun and imaginative for students and a great way to learn problem solving skills, social skills and many other practical life skills. All Saints is a school that values pretend play for our youngest Patriots.
Final Touches to the Third and Fourth Grade Arcade
The last couple of weeks have seen the final touches being made to the third and fourth grade arcade and classrooms. The final coats of paint have been added as well as fresh new carpet in the classrooms and hallway.
The students (and teachers) are also excited to have lockers available to use for the first time this year!
These are fun new changes for our students and teachers. A special thank you to the donor who made this renovation possible.
Middle School Coaches Corner
Middle School Volleyball continues to have a strong season. Last week the seventh grade team notched wins over Southcrest. The eighth grade team is having a fantastic season with a 7-0 start. Victories last week at home over KPA and Southcrest were complemented by a strong road win at Lubbock Trinity. The seventh grade team will wrap up their season with a road match against Lubbock Christian on Thursday, October 15th. The eighth grade team will compete in the WTCAA Championship held in Amarillo on Saturday, October 24th.
Both the girls and boys middle school cross country teams ran in the Big Spring Middle School Invitational last week. The middle school girls’ team took second place and were paced by Reya Felton in 6th overall and Abigail Anderson placed 8th overall. Both the girls and boys teams will finish their season on Wednesday, October 14th in Amarillo at the WTCAA Championship. The championship race will be at Ascension Academy.
College Planning and Admissions for Juniors and Seniors
Recently all junior and senior parents were sent an email with a link to a video with Mrs. Belk and Ms. Edmonson presenting college admission and financial aid information. This information is important for our juniors and seniors to know and take care of over the course of this school year. If you are a junior or senior parent and need the link sent to you again, please let Ms. Edmonson know.
PSAT – October 14
On October 14, Eighth and Ninth grade students will be taking the PSAT 8/9 and sophomores and juniors will be administered the PSAT. This test allows students to see their strengths and weaknesses in relation to college and career readiness. It also helps students to practice and see how the test is organized, along with preparing for the SAT that many students will take their junior and senior year. A high score on this test as a junior can result in scholarship opportunities. This year at All Saints, seniors Ash Bumstead and Sebastian Whitaker have been named National Merit Commended Scholars based on their outstanding scores from the PSAT taken their junior year.
Once the scores are made available in December, students are able to view them on their College Board account. Students will also receive a paper score report to take home.
Test Date and Times: Wednesday, October 14, 8:00-11:45 a.m.
Test Location: Students will be divided into rooms in the middle school and high school area
What to Bring: Students need to bring two number 2 pencils. The school will provide calculators.
What not to Bring: No mechanical pencils will be allowed, no electronic devices of any kind, no food, and no drinks.
Please be aware the time and limitations on what to bring to the test site are set by the College Board. Students who arrive late will not be able to take the test.
Please feel free to contact Ms. Edmonson or Mrs. Belk with any questions you may have.
TAPPS One Act Play District Contest
Monday, October 12, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 5:30p.m.
This is a ticketed event; each student is allotted two tickets for the performances in order to allow for social distancing in the audience. All Saints will be performing I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Celeste Raspanti at 3:30 p.m. We hope to do a public performance for the ASES community in the future. The cast and crew include Jackson Bass, Chloe Conover, Haley Dickerson, Jeye Johnson, Alex Mercer, Olivia Needham, and Mason Woods. The director is Mr. Shane Strawbridge.
High School Coaches Corner
A special thank you to the coaching staff for stepping up and covering the gate at the athletic events this year. We’ve got an outstanding group of coaches, student athletes, and parents who are helping to pull all these events together and make it look seamless. Thank you.
High School Volleyball continues to impress with a strong start to TAPPS 1-2A district play. The Patriots are off to a 5-0 start at the midway point of the district season. Wins over Kingdom Prep, Christ the King, Ascension, Southcrest and Abilene Christian put the Patriots firmly in control of the district and a shot at their seventh consecutive district title. The junior varsity is on a similar roll through district posting a 4-1 record in district play. Both teams will be in action Friday night in Patriot Gym as they host Kingdom Prep at 5:00 p.m. (JV) and 6:30 p.m. (varsity).
Both the girls and boys high school cross country teams had strong performances at the Ascension Relays on Saturday, October 3rd. Both the girls and boys top relay teams won their divisions. It was the first championship sweep at a meet for both girls and boys since the Patriots swept the TAPPS state titles in 2014 & 2015.
High School Tennis continues a hot streak picking up another win this past weekend over Midland Greenwood. They will play a dual match with Midland Christian this Saturday, October 10th at 9:00 a.m. in Levelland. All Saints is scheduled to compete in the TAPPS Fall Team Championships on October 19-21st in Round Rock, TX.
All Saints is off to a 1-1 start to the early season. The Patriots opened the season with a 59-14 win at Wellman. At Homecoming, All Saints dropped a close one to Wichita Christian 54-44 in a back and forth battle to the last possession. All Saints will play again this Friday, October 9th at Wichita Falls Notre Dame at 7:00 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunity with Athletic Booster Club
The Booster Club plays an important role in our young Patriots’ experiences by organizing, staffing, and providing financial support for many events and activities. Volunteers and fundraising are the keys to our success. From collecting admissions at the gates, helping with the concessions, or volunteering at the golf tournament or other events, there is a place for everyone to contribute.
With COVID-19, students MUST be supervised by an adult if they work in the concession stand. Masks will be required.