September 23, 2020

Table of Contents

HEADLINE NEWS
– National Merit Commended Scholars:  Ash Bumstead and Sebastian Whitaker
– Suzan Collins Headrick Center:  Ribbon Cutting and Blessing

LOOKING AHEAD
– Calendar of Events

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT
– Homecoming Court 2020
– Freshmen Defeat Teachers

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
– Nurses Notes

ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Homecoming 2020
– Uniform Swap Shop
– State Employee Charitable Campaign
– Last Call to Purchase a Gear
– Lunch Updates
– Library News

PARENT GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLC & LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
– Patriot Pat Joins Third Grade Science Class for a Day
– PLC Construction Zone
– Third and Fourth Grade Arcade Renovation Update

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– Coaches Corner

  • Athletic Updates
  • Jones Gym Safety Protocol
  • Blue Crew

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– 2020-21 NHS Officers
– New Presidential Council
– HS Lunch Update
– College Planning
– HS Coaches Corner

  • Athletic Updates
  • Patriot Gym Safety Protocol

– Swing for the Future Golf Tournament – May 3, 2021

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS

All Saints Episcopal School is proud to announce that its 17-member Class of 2021 has two seniors receiving honors by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Ash Bumstead and Sebastian Whitaker were named as National Merit Commended Scholars.

The two All Saints seniors scored among the highest scores in Texas on the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) when the PSAT was administered to juniors in October 2019 nationwide. As National Merit Commended Scholars, Bumstead and Whitaker are candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

“This honor is a testament to the exceptional academic focus and work ethic of two impressive students, Ash and Sebastian,” Head of School Bruce Latta said.  “As you can see in each young man’s list of accomplishments, they are well-rounded leaders of the school in athletics, government, service and student activities. It’s one thing to have talent, it’s another to maximize it and put it to good use as Ash and Sebastian have done. We are proud of them and of how well they represent both All Saints and the Lubbock community.”

As members of All Saint’s sixth graduating class, Bumstead and Whitaker are the fifth group of All Saints Episcopal High School National Merit Scholars. The Lubbock area has seven total seniors earning the National Merit Scholar status this year. Two Lubbock Cooper students join the All Saints seniors as Commended scholars while one senior each from Frenship High School, Lubbock Christian High School, and Lubbock High School earned National Merit Semifinalist status.

SUZAN COLLINS HEADRICK CENTER

On the afternoon of September 12th, Dr. Jeff Headrick and family gathered for a private ceremony to dedicate the new All Saints Middle School building, which will be known as the Suzan Collins Headrick Center. The naming was chosen in memory and honor of beloved parent, Suzan Headrick.  In Dr. Headrick’s remarks during the ceremony,  he told of Suzan’s love of children, education, and the school.  His hope is for the facilities to bless and inspire All Saints students today and for generations to come.

Pictured below is a portrait of Suzan given to the school from the graduating class of 2020 and a letter that will be placed next to the portrait.

The Suzan Collins Headrick Center  is dedicated with love and honor to the life of Suzan Collins Headrick (12/28/62 – 7/23/2019).  Mrs. Headrick was ever present on the campus of All Saints Episcopal School for many years, as an enthusiastic and passionate fan, as a dedicated volunteer and as a nurturing parent.  She will be forever remembered as an All Saints parent who worked lovingly and tirelessly to enrich the lives of every Patriot.  Her legacy will continue to live on through the lives of the many people she touched.

Looking Ahead

 September 24

5:00pm/6:00pm:  7th/8th Grade Volleyball at St. Andrews

 September 25

HOCO Mum and Garter Orders are Due
Progress Reports
8:30am:  Fire Drill
12:00pm:  Booster Club Meeting in Patriot Gym
4:00pm:  HOCO Mum and Garter Orders Due
5:00pm/6:00pm:  JV/V Volleyball vs. Christ the King, Patriot Gym
8:00pm:  HS Football @ Wellman-Union

 September 26

8:00am: HS Tennis vs. Brownfield and Lamesa @ Brownfield High School
8:30am-11:45am: Patriettes Cheer Camp (third & fourth grade) , Patriot Gym

 September 27

2:00pm -5:00pm: Mini Cheer Camp (first & second grade) , Patriot Gym
5:00pm-7:00pm:  MS Cheer Practice

 September 28

First Day of Spirit Week- Movie Character Day
5:00pm/6:15pm/7:30pm:  7G/7G/8G Volleyball vs. Kingdom Preparatory Academy, Jones Gym

 September 29

Country vs. Country Club Day
3:00pm-4:00pm: Faculty/Staff Flu Shots
5:00pm/6:00pm:  JV/V Volleyball @ Ascension Academy in Amarillo

 September 30

Civilian Day (Sweats and Joggers are Approved Attire)
4:30pm-7:00pm:  All Spirit Squads-Homecoming Practice, Patriot Gym

October 1

Hawaiian Day
5:00pm/6:15pm/7:30pm:  7G/7G/8G Volleyball vs. Southcrest, Jones Gym

October 2

Red, White and Blue Day (Students May Wear Mums and Garters to School)
1:30pm:  Homecoming Parade (All School, PS-12)
Immediately Following the Parade:  Homecoming Pep Rally (K-12), Patriot Football Field
5:30pm:  HS Football vs. Wichita Christian, Patriot Football Field
6:00pm/7:30pm:  HS JV/V Volleyball vs. Southcrest

*Stay Tuned for an Email Next Week with More Details Regarding Homecoming (Parking, Fans, Football Game Day Safety Protocol, etc…)

October 3

TBA: HS Cross Country @ Ascension Academy Relays, Amarillo
8:00am: HS Tennis vs. Greenwood & Levelland, Levelland High School

October 6

5:00pm/6:00pm:  JV/V Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian, Patriot Gym

October 7

6:00pm:  MS Cheer Practice, Patriot Gym

October 8

5:00pm/6:00:  7G/8G Volleyball @ Christ the King, Lubbock

October 9

First Day of Fall Break – School Not in Session
5:00pm/6:00:  JV/V Volleyball vs. Kingdom Preparatory Academy, Patriot Gym
7:00pm:  HS Football @ Wichita Notre Dame, Notre Dame Catholic School in Wichita Falls

October 9-12

*Please refer to the school calendar for the most up to date schedule changes and modifications.

Patriot Spotlight

Homecoming Court 2020-21
Congratulations to this year’s Homecoming Court candidates!  The court will be introduced and the Queen and King will be announced at the Homecoming Pep Rally on October 2.  This year’s pep rally will be held outside on the Patriot Football Field and will follow the Homecoming Parade that is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm.

Jacklyn DeClerk

Kate Henderson

Sydney Locke

Presley Mills

Paige Schlehuber

Jackson Bass

Ash Bumstead

Vincent Paone

Ross Rogers

Graham St. Clair

“Young Guys”

“Old Guys”

A Friendly Golf Competition
This past summer four golfers with a love for the sport and an even greater love for competition met for some good ole’ fashion fun.

Congratulations to Luke D’Alise and Rohan Felton for their BIG golf win over Mr. Belk & Coach Chapman.  According to the boys, the win came down to the final hole with a 25-foot putt from Felton to secure the win.  When asked how this competition came about and if this foursome had met on the golf course before the boys just grinned and said, “We don’t need to talk about that!”  Apparently, this history-making win on Sunday, September 13 was a much anticipated and hard fought win for these young golfers.

To be fair, the “old guys” can play some golf!  They gave the boys a run for their money and rumor has it they had a few wins under their belts heading into this competition.

It’s all good fun and a wonderful example of the family community at All Saints.  We laugh together, we play together, and we enjoy one another.  Heck, two freshman boys spent an afternoon with their teachers because they wanted to!  That’s quite a testimony.

Thank you to Mrs. Belk for sharing this fun story!

Health and Wellness

All Saints is going to great lengths to keep the campus and school open for students. We have updated the Reopening Plan to reflect the ever-changing environment that we are living in.  The plan will be revised as needed and is marked to notify you of the most recent changes.  The most recent revision was made on September 19.  Please refer to this plan for any questions you might have surrounding COVID and the policies that have been put in place to help keep our Patriots safe.

 

All School News

Homecoming 2020:  October 2 – Order Your Child’s Mum or Garter by Friday!
Mum and Garter Orders are due Friday!  The High School cheer moms have done an amazing job getting everything set up and ready to go!  This year’s mums and garters will be sanitized and wrapped in plastic before distributed to your child’s classroom or locker.  A very special thank you to Gristy’s Dry Cleaning for donating the bags!

PLC & Lower School HoCo Form

Middle & High School HoCo Form

Look for more details regarding Homecoming to be sent out next week through email.  This will include Patriot Football safety protocols, HOCO Parade and Pep Rally fan attendance and parking. 

Join the All Saints Swap Shop
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/asesswapshop/?ref=share)
Do you have or need gently used All Saints uniforms?  Swap your outgrown All Saints uniforms & other merchandise with other All Saints families.  No Money Will Be Exchanged.  There is not the expectation of a 1:1 trade.  Offer up what you’ve outgrown and claim something someone else has outgrown.  Use “ISO” (“In Search Of” on Facebook) to indicate that you are looking for something.

If you have questions, please contact Kathy Oaks @ kathy.oaks@cancer.org.

ATTENTION STATE EMPLOYEES!
If you plan to participate in the current State Employee Charitable Campaign ( SECC), please consider selecting All Saints as your charity of choice. Your gift will directly support the students by helping to fund academics, fine arts, athletics, and more. We will recognize your gifts as a part of our 2020/21 Annual Fund. The catalogue code number for All Saints is 353000.  

Thank you!

October 1st Gear Deadline is Near!
Would you like to be a part of the cool new gear display in the Middle School’s Headrick Center?

Do you want to recognize your student, your family, or a favorite staff member?

Want to show your Patriot pride by contributing to the new facilities?

Create a lasting legacy for your family on our campus by purchasing a gear!  Your gear will become a part of a permanent display that will be enjoyed by students and alums for years to come.  The gears are helping to fund our newest facilities and can be purchased on the All Saints website ( Building On Strength tab ) or by contacting  Advancement Director Celeste Thompson: cthompson@allsaintsschool.org   or (806) 745-7701.

LUNCH UPDATES
Pizza Hut
Lunchroom Coordinator Heather Skinner would like to give a “SHOUT OUT” to Pizza Hut!  Pizza Hut has generously donated extra pizza on Friday to feed our hardworking police officers.  It is their way of supporting and saying thank you to our local law enforcement.  Way to go Pizza Hut and thank you to our police officers at All Saints who help keep our Patriots safe each week.  We are grateful.
New Lunch Options
Taco Villa Tuesday will have new options for our students effective on October 1.  The additions include:  Cheese Double Quesadilla, Chicken Double Quesadilla, and the Churro Donut $2.50
Library News
Yes!  There WILL be a Book Fair!  It will be online only, but you will still have access to all of Scholastic’s great products. The virtual book fair will run from October 19-30, so you will have two whole weeks to shop. Watch for more details to come.

PARENT GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Fall!!  Please see this week’s announcements from the All Saints Parent Group:

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are an importatnt part of helping to make All Saints such a wonderful learning environment for our children.  Please use this form to indicate how you would like to be involved with any of the different opportunities that are available at All Saints.  Someone will contact you to discuss the area(s) you indicate interest in providing support.  If you have any questions, you may contact Teresa Reffreger at (281)221-9964 or terereffreger@gmail.com

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerTK8MhS3L1HD-dGOY_spfkHV1sXZ3ySv2ct_1XBv6g1S2Uw/viewform

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:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CAEAE2BABF8C43-friday

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.

 

Lower School News

Patriot Pat Studies Online with Third Grade
Our school mascot, Patriot Pat, was eager to join in on the online learning fun last week with our third grade students.  He conducted an at home science experiment that our students did and enjoyed learning with them.  He would like to extend a thank you to the Science teacher, Mrs. Kitchens, for including him in all the fun!  Welcome back, third grade students!  We are happy to have you back on campus.

Playing with Purpose
It’s always a treat to see what fun activities are happening in the Patriot Learning Center.  Last week the PLC was turned into a “Construction Zone” and the children enjoyed learning through pretend play.

Progress Continues in the Third and Fourth Grade Arcade
The last couple of weeks have seen some exciting changes to the third and fourth grade arcade and classrooms.  The final coats of paint have been put on the walls and the students and teachers returned from the weekend with fresh new carpet in the classrooms!  These are fun new changes for our students and teachers.  The new hallway carpet is ready to go in and the final renovation touches are coming soon.

Middle School Coaches Corner

Last week saw the Patriots return to action in competitive events for the first time since March 12th.  Thank you to all of our parents for their support of the kids, and everyone’s efforts in helping to create and maintain a safe opportunity for all of our athletes to compete.

Volleyball
Both the 7th & 8th grade volleyball teams were in action twice last week at home. On Monday All Saints hosted Christ the King with the 7th grade team losing a close match in the third set and the 8th grade team getting a victory. On Thursday, St. Andrews from Amarillo came and our Patriots played some excellent volleyball. The 7th grade team dropped a close match, but the 8th grade team won in three sets. On Monday, All Saints played at Southcrest with the 7th grade team picking up two victories and the 8th grade team winning as well to open their season 3-0. This Thursday both middle school volleyball teams will compete against St. Andrews again in Amarillo at 5:00 pm & 6:15 pm.

 

Cross Country
Middle School Cross Country opened their season with a strong showing at the Lubbock Christian University Invitational on Friday, September 11th. Both the girls and boys teams will race again at the Big Spring Invitational on Wednesday, September 23rd with the boys running at 5:15 pm and the girls at 6:00 pm.

 

 

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Blue Crew
THE BLUE CREW was introduced last fall (think saddle tramps for our Patriots). The Blue Crew strives to create spirit, tradition, and pride through the unification of the student body, parents, and fans while promoting a positive game-day atmosphere. Click Here to read more about this wonderful middle school organization.

Click Here: Blue Crew Sign Up Form

High School

NHS Officers for 2020-2021
Congratulations to the new NHS officers.

President:  Vincent Paone
Vice-President: Paige Schlehuber
Secretary: Kate Henderson

There are several juniors who will be inducted into NHS in October.  At that time, NHS members will vote and elect the treasurer, parliamentarian and historian officers.

New Presidential Council
The first official “Presidential Council” meeting kicked off this past Friday.  The Presidential Council includes three seniors:  Graham St. Clair, Student Council President, Vincent Paone, National Honor Society President and Honor Council President Ash Bumstead.

In the first meeting, the students analyzed and reviewed the information obtained from the leadership meetings held with the entire high school student body on the first day of school.  The Council will be meeting weekly and plans to include many of the high school students in the organizing and development of activities that will be taking place this school year.

Fun Fridays
Most days high school students eat lunch in their classrooms, but with the beautiful fall weather appearing, students are enjoying some time outside when possible!  We’ve introduced  “Fun Fridays” with lunch, music, and games on the football field during the lunch hour.  It’s a great way to take a break from the heaviness of academic classes and give students a much-needed, and well-earned break …. and teachers enjoy it, too!

 

College Planning
Senior Parent Meetings scheduled for Sept. 25 have been shifted to a senior parent video that has been sent out to senior parents this week.  Be sure to look over this information in regards to college admissions and financial aid responsibilities.

One-on-one senior meetings are taking place starting next week.  Mrs. Belk, high school counselor, is visiting with each senior individually to make sure they are on track with their college applications, ACT/SAT test scores, resume, teacher recommendations, etc.

The junior parent meeting related to college planning has also been changed to a video format and this will be sent out to junior parents by early next week.

High School Coaches Corner

Last week saw the Patriots return to action in competitive events for the first time since March 12th.  Thank you to all of our parents for their support of the kids, and everyone’s efforts in helping to create and maintain a safe opportunity for all of our athletes to compete.

Volleyball
The high school junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams opened their seasons at the West Texas Private School Invitational on the weekend of September 11th & 12th.  The varsity came away with a 3rd place finish.  They followed the weekend up with road matches at Denver City last Tuesday where the junior varsity won a great match in 3 sets while the varsity battled hard but fell short.  On Saturday, September 19th All Saints hosted Lubbock Trinity and varsity won in a fantastic five-set match.  It was a great win for the Patriots over a perennially strong 4A program.  On Tuesday, both the JV & Varsity opened district play at Kingdom Prep.  The JV dropped a close match, but the varsity won 3-1 getting off to a 1-0 start in TAPPS District 1-2A play.  All Saints has been undefeated district champions the past seven seasons, so the expectations are high for this team.  The Patriots will host Christ the King on Friday, September 25th with the junior varsity match beginning at 5:00 pm & the varsity match following at 6:30 pm.

 

Cross Country
The high school girls and boys cross country teams opened their seasons on Friday, September 11th at the LCU Invitational.  The boy’s team finished in third place and was paced by Lee Taylor’s second-place finish.  Ash Bumstead was also a top 10 finisher coming in 7th.  The girls’ team was led by Campbell Howe and Ella Aycock who finished 7th & 8th in a strong girls field.  This past Saturday the All Saints High School boys team won the Big Spring Invitational meet on a tough course.  Several All Saints runners placed well led by Ash Bumstead’s first place finish.  Vincent Paone (5th), Joseph Paone (6th), Sebastian Whitaker (9th) and Diego Cervera (11th) all medaled in the race for All Saints.  Both teams will next run on Saturday, October 3rd in the Ascension Relays.

Tennis
High School tennis is off to a fast start this fall.  On Saturday, September 12 the Patriots opened their fall season with team wins over Levelland High School and Pecos High School.  They followed those wins up with a team win over Lubbock Trinity on September 17th.  All Saints will duel with Lubbock Cooper on Wednesday, September 23rd and play matches against Brownfield High School and Lamesa High School this Saturday at Brownfield High School.  The matches are set for 1:00 pm 5:00 pm.  All Saints is scheduled to compete in the TAPPS Fall Team Championships in October.

Football
All Saints will open their high school football season this Friday at 8:00 pm versus Wellman-Union in Wellman.  Originally All Saints was to open at Midland Trinity, but they were unable to play due to quarantine, so that game was moved to the end of the season.  All Saints returns a strong core group from last year’s team and welcomes a talented group of newcomers.  It should be an exciting season of high school football.  The first home football game of the season will be homecoming Friday, October 2nd against Wichita Falls Christian at 5:30 pm.

 

 

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