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September 22, 2021

Table of Contents

– Mia Garza Receives National Merit Hispanic Scholar
– Homecoming 2021

  • Homecoming Court
  • Schedule of Events
  • Spirit Week
  • Order Your HOCO Dinner

 – Calendar of Events
– Chapel Notes
– School Counselor vs. Licensed Therapist
– Laura Wright
– Special Guests in PLC Chapel
– ASES Social Media – Join the All Saints Parent Hub Group
– New Patriot Passages Schedule
– Birthday Books are Back
– All Saints Shopping Day
– Grandparents and Special Friends Day
– Fall Festival – Order Your Tshirt
– Legacy 2021
– PLC and LS Fine Arts Update
– Artist of the Week
– Patriot of the Week
– PLC / LS Highlights
– MS Highlights
– MS Coaches Corner
– Division Head Updates
– HS Coaches Corner

Just a few of the parent volunteers who are working hard to make this HOCO week special for our students, faculty, and families! ❤

Garza Named National Merit Hispanic Scholar

Senior Mia Garza was named by the College Board as a Scholar in its National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program along with 5,000 academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT® their junior year.

“We are so very proud of Mia being honored as a National Merit Hispanic Scholar. Mia is truly an outstanding young lady who represents herself and her family so well,” Head of School Robert Brashear said. “She is a shining light at All Saints, and a true portrait of the type of person and student that we are surrounded by at All Saints.  Her future is bright, and she will always be someone for all to look to for example and guidance.”

As a member of the 21-member Class of 2022 and All Saints’ seventh graduating class, Garza is a member of the elite club of All Saints High School students to earn Scholar status by the College Board in the school’s short ten-year history. All Saints seniors have earned National Merit Scholar recognition each year since 2018. Garza is the third All Saints graduate to earn National Merit Hispanic Scholar Recognition.

“Mia is a quiet force of nature whose determination and drive stand out academically and in the fine arts areas that she participates in as a student at All Saints. Over the course of these four years in high school, Mia has accomplished a great deal while keeping a very busy schedule,” High School Division Head Tammy Edmonson said.  “Her recognition as a National Hispanic Scholar is a major achievement and a reflection of the academic rigor she has continued to maintain while in high school.”

Garza began her tenure at All Saints as a four-year-old Pre-Kindergarten student and has excelled in academics, athletics, and fine arts since her first day.  She began playing the cello as a nine-year-old student in the school’s Beginning Orchestra and has continued in the High School Orchestra now as the Principal Cello and Novice Double Bass player.  Garza has played in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All Region Orchestra and Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) All Region Orchestra and has earned Superior Ratings in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) State Solo and Ensemble contests.  She is a gifted graphic artist as well as a talented musician.  Garza was named as the TAPPS 2A State Champion in Digital Art last May (2021) and was a state qualifier the year before (2020).  She is also a member of the Varsity Basketball Team.

She is a member of the Sherry Fewin Chapter of the National Honor Society. She also serves on the school’s Honor Council in which teachers select three students from each high school grade to serve as members to help guide the student body to uphold the highest moral and academic standards.

She is the daughter of Ricardo and Lily Garza.  Her brother, Nicholas Garza, graduated from Frenship Life Skills High School in 2017. Garza is a member of Trinity Fellowship Church. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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Homecoming 2021



Monday: 50’s Day

Tuesday:  Circus Day

Wednesday – Jersey Day

Thursday: Binion’s Minions

Friday: Patriotic Day (Red, White, and Blue Attire)

Pre-Order HOCO Patriot Meal Deal ~ $6

Please pre-order your homecoming football game dinner and help our concession stand manager with his inventory planning! *All Patriot Meals will be served with your choice of hamburger, hotdog, or sausage dog with chips and a drink. Payment of cash or check will be received at the time of pick up.  Deadline to order is tomorrow at noon.


Everyone is invited (parents and students) to decorate and enter your vehicle, golf cart, or trailer in the homecoming parade for a chance to win $100.

How do you enter?
Entering the parade is easy.  There is no sign-up or pre-registering to participate.  You simply need to bring your decorated vehicle to Kohl’s back parking lot between 1:00-1:15 pm on September 24th. The Homecoming Parade will start at 1:30 pm.  All ages are welcome to participate. It’s that easy.

Calendar of Events

September 22

  • Blue Day
  • Homecoming Spirit Week: Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 9 – 11 a.m: Second Grade Safety City Field Trip
  • 3:45 p.m: Faculty Meeting, Kirby Commons
  • Deadline to pre-order Your HOCO dinner for the football game:

September 23

  • Red Day
  • Homecoming Spirit Week: Binion’s Minions (Dress like a minion.)
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children. 
  • 5 – 7 p.m:  Middle School Volleyball @ St. Andrews, 1515 South Georgia, Amarillo: 7th Grade 5 p.m. / 8th Grade 6 p.m. 

September 24

  • Blue Day
  • Homecoming
  • Homecoming Spirit Week:  Patriotic Day (Wear red, white, and blue.)
  • All Saints Shopping Day @ Drest by Scott Malouf, 10305 Quaker Avenue, Lubbock
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for PLC, Jones Gym. PLC parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 1:30 p.m: Homecoming Parade – All Grades / Parents Welcome:  Begins on All Saints Way then turns east onto 103rd Street through the Circle to Patriot Field.
  • 1:45 p.m:  Pep Rally – K-12th Grade: Patriot Field / Parents Welcome
  • During Pep Rally: Crowning of Homecoming King and Queen
  • Immediately after Pep Rally – 3:30 p.m:  Dunking Booth with Head of School Robert Brashear, Patriot Field next to stadium seating.  Donations welcome.
  • 5 p.m:  High School Football vs. Midland Trinity, Patriot Field

September 25

  • TBA:  Middle School and High School Cross Country Ascension Invitational Meet; 9301 Ascension Parkway, Amarillo
  • 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m:  High School Volleyball @ Christ the King, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock:  11 p.m. JV / Noon. Varsity
  • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m:  High School Homecoming Dance, Kirby Commons

September 27

  • Blue Day
  • ALL DAY:  Eighth Grade Trip to Mo Ranch through September 30
  • 8 a.m:  In-Person Chapel for Lower School, Jones Gym. Lower School parents may attend chapel with their children.

September 28

  • Red Day
  • ALL DAY:  Eighth Grade Trip to Mo Ranch through September 30
  • 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. Amarillo Ascension, Patriot Gym:  5 p.m. JV / 6 p.m. Varsity

September 29

  • Blue Day
  • ALL DAY:  Eighth Grade Trip to Mo Ranch through September 30
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 5:30 p.m: Junior Parent Meeting, Kirby Commons

September 30

  • Red Day
  • ALL DAY:  Eighth Grade Trip to Mo Ranch through September 30
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for Middle School, Jones Gym. Middle School parents may attend chapel with their children. 
  • 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m: Kindergarten Field Trip to At’l Do Farms, 6323 FM 1294, Lubbock
  • 5 – 7 p.m:  Middle School Volleyball @ Southcrest, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7702 Indiana, Lubbock: 7th Grade 5 p.m. / 8th Grade 6 p.m. 

October 1

  • Red Day
  • 8 a.m: In-Person Chapel for PLC, Jones Gym. PLC parents may attend chapel with their children.
  • 5 – 7:30 p.m:  High School Volleyball @ Southcrest, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7702 Indiana, Lubbock:  5 p.m. JV / 6 p.m. Varsity
  • 7 p.m:  High School Football @ Wichita Christian School, 1615 Midwestern Parkway, Wichita Falls

October 2

  • TBA:  Middle School and High School Cross Country Sundown Invitational Meet;  Sundown
  • 10 a.m. – Noon:  High School Team Tennis @ Midland Christian, 2001 Culver Drive, Midland
  • 5 – 8 p.m:  Grass Bash Parents Night Out for Preschool – Fourth Grade

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

Looking Ahead

  • October 4: St. Francis Day Eucharist- Dress Uniform
  • October 5: St. Francis Blessing of the Animals – 7 a.m.
  • October 6: Fire Drill – 10:15 a.m; NHS Induction – 6 p.m.
  • October 8 – 11: Fall Break – NO School
  • October 11 – 25: Parent Group Fundraiser – Butter Braids
  • October 13:  PSAT for Grades 8-11
  • October 15:  Grandparents & Special Friends Day; School Dismissed at Noon -NO Daycare Available
  • October 16: TAPPS District One Act Play Contest, Kirby Commons; Middle School Volleyball WTCAA Championship – Lubbock
  • October 18 – 19: TAPPS State Fall Tennis Championship, Waco
  • October 20: Board of Trustees Meeting
  • October 21: Middle School WTCAA Cross Country Championship
  • October 22: Parent Conferences for PLC and LS -NO SCHOOL- Daycare Available
  • October 24-25: High School TAPPS State Band Contest, Waco
  • October 29: Fall Festival – School Dismissed at Noon – NO Daycare Available


If yesterday’s temperatures were any indication, Fall is finally upon us.  Cooler temps, football, and all things pumpkin spice are indicators for many, and I’ll add the School’s annual Blessing of the Animals event as one for me.  More on that in a moment.

First, I wanted to share gratitude to everyone for a wonderful Holy Cross Day Eucharist last week.  The Rev. Jim Haney from St. Paul’s of the Plains Episcopal Church was our officiant.  It was nice to have Fr. Jim on campus for Holy Cross Day.  His two children, Jimmy and Lisa, are former students.  Thanks, Fr. Jim for joining us and officiating at three back-to-back services!

Second, our next Eucharist is Monday, October 4. Details regarding the time/location of the service(s) will be coming, but at this time I anticipate we will again gather for services by division, as we did on Holy Cross Day.  It is a dress uniform day. We will celebrate and remember the life and work of Saint Francis of Assisi.  On Tuesday, October 5, we will have an optional blessing of the animals.  From 7-7:30 am, students are invited to bring their pets* to school to the parking lot near the entrance to the Patriot Learning Center for a special blessing and prayer.  Please use appropriate caution with your pets, and leash/crate them as needed. For those with pets who are not able to make the trip, feel free to bring a photo. Stuffed animals are welcome as well. If you bring a pet and want to snap a pic, please remember to use the hashtag #asespride on any photos you post online!

*Please note that all animals will need to leave the school campus prior to 7:50 am.  Thank you for your support!

Blessings and Peace,
Chaplain Paige +

Eighth Grade Fall Chapel Servers
(Wednesday – Friday)

Thursday, September 23
Readers:  Katy Jane St. Clair, Adelaide Underwood
Acolytes:  Isabelle Hidalgo, Kingston Jimenez, Leopold Krempner, Benjamin Kunkov

Friday, September 24
Readers:  Jack Watson, Deklan White
Acolytes:  Kallie Lampe, Emma Lane, Anna Lipe, Lia Liu

Wednesday, October 6
Readers:  Dylan Caffey, Gabrielle Codding
Acolytes:  Nate Bumstead, Harper Burrell, Sebastian and Octavio Cervera

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

Fourth Grade Fall Chapel Servers
(Monday and Tuesday)

Monday September 27
Readers:  Dahlia Grisham, Aleena Haider
Acolytes:  Ziva Rigsby, Mary Shanahan, Keiralei Simek, Charlie Simons

Tuesday, September 28
Readers:  William Henthorn, Sarah Hutchinson
Acolytes:  Ella Smith, Madison Thompson, Makenna Vaughn, Karter Casey

Monday, October 4 – Saint Francis Day Eucharist at 8:00AM
Readers:  Camille Jimenez, Ellis Key
Acolytes:  Claire Gouvion, Dahlia Grisham, William Henthorn, Jaden Imiere

Tuesday, October 5
Readers:  Analies Liu, Elizabeth Longley
Acolytes:  Addison, Alexa and Aubrey Abbe, Avery Andrews

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



First grade student Laura Wright was seen living out the All Saints way when she stopped what she was doing to help a friend tie his shoe.  Thank you for this example of sprinkling kindness!  Way to go, Laura!

Our PLC Chapel had a special guest join the fun! Head of School Robert Brashear played Noah complete with an “old man” voice and lots of theatrics! Joined by our own Admissions Assistant Lisa Britton and PLC Coordinator Angela Robertson, this terrific trio made learning fun!

All School News

School Marketing Updates

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 and request to join the group!

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!

  • 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.

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



Patriot Passages – New Schedule
Starting in October, we will be sending Patriot Passages once a month instead of bi-monthly.  The monthly issues will come out on the first Wednesday of every 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!

Fall Shopping Day this Friday with Drest on September 24. 10% of purchases will benefit All Saints Parent Group.

*Extra copies of the Grandparents Day invitation will be available soon to pick up at the main office.  We invite you to share this with your grandparents and special friends.

Fall Festival
Save the Date for Fall Festival on Friday, October 29. Be on the lookout for T-shirt and ticket order forms which will be going out mid-September in Wednesday folders. 


Preschool – Second Grade Music – An Update from Mrs. Candace Cameron
Kindergarten will present the homily for PLC CHAPEL on October 28th at 8:00 am in the PLC multi-purpose room.  They are going to present the Pumpkin Parable.  Mrs. Cameron will be sending more information to the kindergarten parents in October.

We have been making musical memories in the Preschool through Second Grade music room.  We have played lots of instruments from xylophones to hand drums to woodblocks.  All grades have worked on discovering their singing voices and keeping a steady beat.  We have enjoyed learning new singing games and folk dances.  Second grade students are even learning how to line dance!  We just wrapped up a patriotic music unit and we will be starting fall music soon.  And of course, we are preparing our pieces for the upcoming Grandparent’s and Special Friends Day and Lessons and Carols celebrations.

What a noteworthy start to our school year!


Our second grade students braved the heat to plant fall mums that will brighten up our Patriot Football field entrance! At All Saints, we recognize the importance of getting outside and engaging the senses, and planting flowers do just that! Second grade teacher Ms. Beth Kitchens knows that there are many teachable moments to be found in the garden. Students learn teamwork and cooperation while also learning observational skills, along with science and math concepts. A special thank you to Mr. Binion and all the parents who supported this project… it looks great!

Did you know? Each week our youngest patriots practice mindfulness and movement from a licensed instructor. This practice improves balance, flexibility, and focus in a fun way!

Our Mini Cheer and Patriette teams performed at last night’s High School Volleyball game! These girls did a great job. It was fun watching our youngest Patriots perform and seeing all of their families come out to watch and support our Patriot volleyball program. A special thank you to our cheer coaches and all the Patriot fans!

Third grade students are studying different forms of energy. Last week they learned about mechanical, potential, and kinetic energy. They built rubber band cars to try to hit a target! Twisting it up caused potential energy in the rubber band, then letting it go transformed to kinetic energy! They did trial and error to decide how many times to wind them up to land in the Sweet Spot!



Cross Country
Last weekend our Middle School Cross Country team competed in the Running Water Draw in Plainview.  Our girl’s team was led by Reya Felton with a top 20 finish.  Rebecca Richmond ran one minute faster than the week before with a time of 15.21.   Our boy’s team turned in some top performances by Sonne Galvan, Nate Bumstead, and Sebastian Cervera.  The Patriots will compete again this weekend at the Ascension Invitational held in Amarillo. All of the middle school runners are working hard and competing well.  Coach Dino Jones

Middle school volleyball is going strong. All Saints hosted a two day tournament on Sept 10th and 11th!  Our seventh grade placed second.  Both seventh and eighth grade teams are competing better and improving with every game.  A special thank you to all of the parent volunteers (and coaches) who worked the gate and in the concession stands at the All Saints volleyball tournament.  The girls are traveling for their first out-of-town game against St. Andrews in Amarillo tomorrow.  Go Patriots!  Coach Addington


Student Council class representative elections were recently held. The following students were chosen by their classmates to represent them. Students selected help to oversee and communicate to their peers certain high school events such as homecoming events, dances, community service, etc.

Freshmen – Tony Lacombe, Brady Lowe, Luke Rushing
Sophomores – Rohan Felton, Cooper Locke, Ella Scolaro
Juniors – Maddie Matthews, Rowe Osborne
Seniors – Andy Banister, Leah Vinson

Honor Council Representatives
The High School Honor Council is an important collaboration between the students and adults to support the goal of academic integrity and to promote the “All Saints Way”. Service on the Honor Council requires meaningful dedication and time commitment from all members. The Honor Council is a volunteer, extra-curricular service activity of students and adults.  The student elections were held earlier this month.  Congratulations to the following students who were elected to serve on the 2021-22 Honor Council.

Freshman – Brady Lowe
Sophomores – Jeye Johnson, Jameson Seal
Juniors – Portia Clary, Campbell Howe
Seniors – Andy Banister, Leah Vinson


Cross Country
Last weekend, the High School Cross Country team competed in the Running Water Draw in Plainview. The boy’s team ended up in fifth place and was led by Diego Cervera (11) 18:35, Luke Rushing (9) 19:11, Curtis Yates (9) 19:23, and Grayson Clark (9) 20:46. On the girl’s side, Campbell Howe (11) led the team with a time of 13:29 and Ella Aycock (12) came in at 14:21.

The Patriot team will compete again on October 2 in Sundown.  Junior Lee Taylor will represent All Saints in one of the largest high school meets in Texas at the McNeil Invitational in Round Rock this Saturday.  Good luck to all of our runners!  I am proud of all the hard work these athletes are putting in each week. Coach Jones

Last week was an excellent week for Patriot Football. We were able to practice at full capacity and use our numbers to our advantage. After a great week of practice, we traveled up to Amarillo and “45’ed” the Darrouzett Longhorns 46-0.  This grants us another win and a great confidence booster as we head into homecoming and our first district game against Midland Trinity.

We invite everyone to come out and enjoy some great football on Friday night!  The game will begin at 5 pm.  Coach Binion

Team Tennis
Since our last Patriot Passages, High School Tennis has had three wins & only one loss. We picked up a gritty 11-8 vs 4A Big Springs, we then lost 7-12 to a strong 4A Andrews team. The following Monday we went to compete against TAPPS 4A Midland Trinity and gained our biggest overall win in school history 18-1.

This past Monday we played SPCHEA (Homeschool) and beat them 13-6. Our team is rolling strong now sitting at 9-4 with a super tough week coming. We will be playing 4A Brownfield on Tuesday, this was a team we lost 8-11 last time in a thrilling match. Saturday we will go and compete against 4A Midland Greenwood and TAPPS 6A Midland Christian in a battle for West Texas Private school tennis supremacy. I’m so proud of this group of kids, and I continue to see our growth match by match. Exciting things are to come this year.  Coach Tucker Richolson

The Patriot volleyball team has been moving right along this past week. The girls have been working hard in the gym and growing closer as a team as the season continues. Jayden Johnson was nominated for Lonestar Athlete of the Week and our record right now is 20-7. We play Christ the King on Saturday morning to continue our district season. We are going to keep improving and working hard to be “all in” for the remainder of the season.