February 26, 2020

Table of Contents

HEADLINE NEWS
– New Facility to Honor Beloved Parent
– From All Saints to West Point
– Patriot Fun Run
– Boys Basketball Advance to State
– Three Advance to State Science Fair
LOOKING AHEAD
 – Calendar of Events
CHAPEL
– Chapel Notes & Servers
PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT
– LS Spelling Bee Champion
– Hall of Presidents – Past and Present
Carla and Brad Moran
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
– Health Updates
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– All School Chili Cook-Off
– Pig Day
– Cheer Coach – Job Opportunity
– Swing for the Future Golf Tournament
PLC / LS NEWS
– Artist of the Week
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– Regional Science Fair
 Coaches Corner
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– Division Head Update
– Robotics News
– TPSMEA Orchestra
– DAR – Good Citizen Award
– Coaches Corner
Order Forms and Current Flyers

A MESSAGE FROM OUR HEADMASTER

I am deeply privileged and honored to announce that the new middle school facilities opening in the spring will be named in memory of our beloved All Saints parent, Suzan Collins Headrick.

Suzan Headrick made a difference.  She dedicated her life’s work to nurturing and encouraging her five children she shared with her husband, Jeff.  For almost fifteen years, she was ever-present in the All Saints community as a tireless volunteer, a raving fan, and an endearing friend to so many.  She highly valued kindness, hard work, and education.  The school is especially grateful to the Headrick family and all those in our community who are creating an enduring legacy for the students of All Saints now and for generations to come.

Bruce Latta, Headmaster

COMING SOON…

Calling all Patriots!  You are invited to have fun and get fit by participating in the first ever Patriot Fun Run.  Students of all ages may run, walk, skip or dance to upbeat music by participating in this  pledge-based event to help our school.  We’ll launch this event with a lively, interactive pep rally on April 28th followed by six days in which the students will get a chance to solve mysteries, work on character building, and win prizes. More details will be coming soon!

Sponsors are needed for this exciting new event and every sponsor will be recognized on our official Patriot Fun Run t-shirt.  Please see attached sponsor letter and information.  Have questions? Contact Dawndi Higgins at dhiggins@allsaintsschool.org or by calling (806) 745-7701.

Fun Run Letter
Patriot Fun Run Sponsorship Levels

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL ADVANCE
TO STATE TOURNAMENT
All Saints Boys Basketball team wins the TAPPS 2A North Regional title, 55-44 over Bethesda.  Our Patriots will return to the TAPPS State Tournament for the fourth time in five years.

Thursday, February 27, 10:45 a.m:  Patriot Send Off in High School Parking Lot

Friday, February 28, 11:30 a.m: TAPPS 2A State Boys Basketball Semi-Final Championship: All Saints High School Varsity Boys vs. First Baptist Academy @ Waco University High School, 3201 South New Road in Waco.

Saturday, February 29, 9:30 a.m: TAPPS 2A Boys Basketball State Championship, @ West High School, 1008 Jerry Mashek Drive in West

GOOD LUCK PATRIOTS!

Samuel Aycock

All Saints Episcopal School is proud to announce that a member of its 2020 graduating class has received a congressional appointment to the United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, New York.

Senior Samuel Foster Aycock was surprised by Congressman Jodey Arrington February 7 when Arrington phoned All Saints and asked to speak to Aycock to notify him that he had received an official appointment to West Point.  Arrington, the U.S. Representative for Texas’ 19th Congressional District, said it is his privilege and honor to nominate outstanding students like Aycock into the military academies.  To watch the video of Aycock receiving the good news, click here.

Aycock is the first All Saints graduate to have received an appointment into a military academy and will be the first senior to wear the Honor Military Cords during All Saints’ graduation ceremony in May. Aycock enrolled in All Saints two years ago as a junior when his family moved from Shreveport, Louisiana.  He is the son of Emily and Dr. Richard Aycock.  His sister, Emily, and brother, Owen, also attend All Saints.

Applying to a military academy seemed like the right thing to do to Aycock. “I love my country, and I have always considered military service. I believe that serving is a duty for me to fulfill,” he said.

THREE ADVANCE TO STATE SCIENCE FAIR
Three All Saints Middle School students advanced to the State Science Fair after erning top honors at the Regional Science Fair on February 7 at Texas Tech University.  In addition, fourteen All Saints students placed at the Regional Fair.

Calvin Carpenter(eighth grade), Lola Nicholas (sixth grade), and Isabelle Hidalgo (sixth grade) will compete at the State Science Fair March 27-28 at Texas A&M University.

Eight grader Calvin Carpenter earned a First Place Medal, Broadcom Award, First Place Trophy, and is a State Qualifier for his research on Bat Fungus.

Sixth grader Isabelle Hidalgo is a Second Place Trophy winner and will compete at the State Meet. Lola Nicholas (sixth grade) is a Third Place Trophy Winner and will compete at the State Meet as well.

To Learn more and see a complete list of Regional Fair participants go to the Middle School Section of this issue of the Patriot Passages.

Calendar of Events

February 27

10:45am:  Patriot Send- Off for State Bound HS Boys Basketball team in HS Parking Lot
3:30pm-4:30pm: Third Grade-Eighth Grade Robotics Club in Library

February 28

During Lunch Periods:  Third Annual Chili Cook-Off
11:30am:  TAPPS 2A State Boys Basketball Semi-Final Championship: All Saints High School Varsity Boys vs. First Baptist Academy @ Waco University High School, 3201 South New Road in Waco.
2:00pm-3:30pm: Third Grade Civil War Practice in Kirby Commons
3:45 pm-4:30 pm:  Second Grade Suzuki Lessons in Band/Orchestra Room

February 29

9:00am-12:00pm: HS Tennis @ Midland Trinity
9:30am: TAPPS 2A Boys Basketball State Championship, @ West High School, 1008 Jerry Mashek Drive in West
District PSIA @ Christ the King Cathedral School

March 2-5:

Sophomore/Junior College Visits Trip

March 2:

11:00am – 1:10pm:  National Pig Day, mechanical pigs will race during lunch hours
9:30am-11:15am: Third Grade Service Field Trip to Garrison
3:30pm-5:00pm: Girl Scout Meeting in PLC Arcade
3:30pm-4:30pm: Patriettes Practice in Kirby Commons

March 3:

TBD: MS Track @ LubbockTrinity
2:30pm-5:00pm:  MS Tennis vs. Kingdom Prep @ Burgess-Rushing Center

March 4

11:30am-1:00pm: Second Grade Service Field Trip to Ronald McDonald House
2:00pm-3:30pm:  Third Grade Civil War Practice in Kirby Commons
3:30pm-4:30pm:  Third-Eighth Grade Robotics in Library
3:45 pm-4:30 pm:  Second Grade Suzuki Lessons in Band/Orchestra Room

March 5

8:30am-10:30am:  Pre-Kindergarten Field Trip to Chicken Run
2:00pm-3:30pm:  Third Grade Civil War Practice in Kirby Commons
2:00pm:  MS Tennis @ Midland Trinity
3:30pm-4:30pm:  Third-Eighth Grade Robotics in Library

March 6-7

PSIA District One Act Play in Gainesville

March 6

8:00am-11:50am:  High School Community Service Day @ Salvation Army and South Plains Food Bank
9:00am:  Third Grade Civil War Program
TBD: High School Track @ Lubbock Trinity Meet
3:45 pm-4:30 pm:  Second Grade Suzuki Lessons in Band/Orchestra Room
3:45pm:  End of Grading Period

March 7

TBD:  Robotics Competition in Patriot Gym

March 9-13

Seventh Grade Texas History Trip

March 9

9:30am-11:15am: Third Grade Service Field Trip to Garrison
3:30pm-5:00pm: Girl Scout Meeting in PLC Arcade
3:30pm-4:30pm: Patriettes Practice in Kirby Commons

Follow @GoAllSaintsPats on Twitter for the latest in Patriot Athletics.

Looking Ahead

  • March 10:  Eat at Qdoba – Parent Group Fundraiser
  • March 13:  First Grade Imaginary Field Trip to Washington D.C.
  • March 16 – 20:  Spring Break – School NOT in Session
  • March 24:  High School Choir and Ensemble Contest, LCU
  • March 25:  Dress Uniform;  Holy Eucharist; Board Meeting
  • March 26:  High School Tennis TAPPS North Regional, Fort Worth
  • March 27 – 28: Middle School Texas State Science Fair, Texas A&M University in College Station
  • March 27 – 29: Middle School Choir @ Director Choice Festival, San Antonio
  • March 30 – April 1: High School TAPPS Academic Meet, Waco
  • April 2:  Sixth Grade Biographies
  • April 3 – 4:  Middle School PSIA State One-Act Play, Gainesville
  • April 4:  All Saints hosts Robotics Competition; High School Junior / Senior Prom
  • April 9: Progress Reports; Maundy Thursday Service
  • April 10 – 13:  Easter Break – School NOT in Session
  • April 14: Dress Uniform; Easter Eucharist; Deadline for John T. and Debbie Montford Texas Tech Scholarship
  • April 14 – 15: High School TAPPS State Tennis Tournament, Waco
  • April 15 – 16: Third – Eighth Grade Standardized Testing
  • April 16:  High School District Track Meet, All Saints
  • April 17:  PLC Tricycle Rodeo

8:00 AM CHAPEL SERVERS

Feb 27 (Thurs)

Lesson
Kagan Hernandez

Psalm
Lyla McClain

Alcolytes
Amelia Anderson
Lucia Ballenger
Micah Bennett
Londyn Burkholder

Feb 28 (Fri)

Lesson
Kenedee Valdez

Psalm
Knox Rushing

Alcolytes
Presley Scolaro
Lilly Taylor
Caroline Tirey
Harris Underwood

Mar 2 (Mon)

Lesson
Cayden Halbrooks

Psalm
Kirby Riggs

Alcolytes
Alejandro Verdugo Reffreger
Berklie Wade
Jake Wheatley
Addy Williams

Mar 3 (Tues)

Eighth Grade Homily & Chapel Service

Mar 4 (Wed)

Lesson
Charlee Jaynes

Psalm
Ellie Beth Moss

Acolytes
Evelyn Givens
Jack Strong
Logan Wolfe
Kenedee Valdez

Mar 5 (Thurs)

Lesson
Bella Molligan

Psalm
Lexi Jeffreys

Acolytes
Nico Cobb
Alejandro Verduggo Reffreger
Knox Rushing
Kagan Hernandez

Mar 6 (Fri)

Lesson
Christian Klundt

Psalm
Thomas Meek

Acolytes
Lily Pearl
Addy Williams
Jake Wheatley
Londyn Burkholder

Mar 9 (Mon)

Lesson
Leighton Lewis

Psalm
Ellery Lowe

Acolytes

Charlee Jaynes
Caroline Tirey
Brody Cranfill
Quinn Helton

Mar 10 (Tues)

Lesson
Luci Ballenger

Psalm
Addy Williams
Micah Bennett

Acolytes

Bella Molligan
Ellie Beth Moss
Lily Pearl
Kirby Riggs

Mar 11 (Wed)

Lesson
Nico Cobb

Psalm
Alejandro Verdugo Reffreger

Alcolytes
Jorden Eade
Mark Edwards
Penelope Fuller
Micah Bennett

*Please remember, if your student is scheduled to acolyte, he or she needs to be in Jones Gym no later than 7:45 a.m. on the morning in which he/she is scheduled to serve. After 7:45 a.m., we find replacements as needed, in order to provide time to practice.

CHAPEL NOTES

Today is Ash Wednesday. It is the first of the forty days of Lent, and named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. Lent is a season of repentance, fasting, and self-reflection. All of this happens with the knowledge of God’s love and grace. Lent and Ash Wednesday are a time in which we are encouraged to be intentional with God, with ourselves, and with each other. We can look at our lives and see where we are in our relationship with God. Please know that you are welcome to join us any morning in chapel.

Blessings,
Chaplain Paige+

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Please continue to practice these general measures to help reduce the spread of illness. These are important measures for everyday but especially during cold and flu season. These are also being encouraged by the CDC as general measures the public should take to reduce the spread of the new novel coronavirus – COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Get your flu shot (CDC recommendations: To prevent influenza and possible unnecessary evaluation for COVID-19, all persons aged ≥6 months should receive an annual influenza vaccine; vaccination is still available and effective in helping to prevent influenza).

Corona Virus – What the public should do.

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT

 

LOWER SCHOOL SPELLING BEE CHAMPION
Last week 45 third and fourth grade students took to the stage in Kirby Commons to participate in a Lower School Spelling Bee.

All of the students did well and we applaud their courage to compete in front of their peers.  Congratulations to our Lower School Spelling Bee Champion and fourth grader Gurvir Gill.  Third grader Nour Sabouni is the Spelling Bee Runner Up.

Way to go, Gurvir and Nour!

36th ANNUAL HALL OF PRESIDENTS
The long-standing tradition of Hall of Presidents is one that many students, along with parents, look forward to each year.  This was especially true this year for current parents and All Saints Alums Hilary Hale, Chase Key, Lauren Pinkston, and Patrick Rigsby.

Hilary Hale participated in the Hall of Presidents as a second grade student.  She was President Gerald R. Ford and her son, Hale, was President Rutherford B. Hayes in this year’s program. It was fun for Hale to hear about his mom’s experience as a second grade student at All Saints and what she remembered about her president.

In 1992, Chase Key and Lauren Pinkston were classmates and second grade students and now their children are classmates.

Dr. Adam Purtell and Chase Key – 1992

Chase was the fourteenth President of the United States, Franklin D. Pierce while his daughter, Ellis, was President Lyndon Baines Johnson.  Ellis’s mother, Amy, loves this program and all the many learning opportunities that present themselves.  “I didn’t experience public speaking until college,” shared Amy.  “What a wonderful life skill our kids learn early at All Saints.  It will serve them well for years to come.”

Lauren Pinkston is mom to Madison who played the part of George W. Bush at the Hall of Presidents program.   Lauren was First Lady Lucy Ware Hayes, the wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes.   At this time in the program’s history, the girls dressed as the First Lady complete with long  “hoop” dresses and presented information about their husbands.  Times have changed.

Patrick Rigsby, best known around here as ASES Lunchroom Manager, is also dad to second grade student, Ziva.  Many years ago, Patrick played the role of President Grover Cleveland and walked across the stage set up in Jones Gym.  On Friday, he enjoyed watching his daughter go through the same program as President Woodrow Wilson.

Congratulations to all of our second grade presidents on a job well done.  Thank you to the teachers and staff members that made this day possible.  If you missed the Fox 34 coverage or the front page article in the AJ, you can check it out online:  Lubbock AJ Article

MORANS RECEIVE SERVICE AWARD
Congratulations to ASES parents Brad and Carla Moran who were honored recently by the United Way of Lubbock.  During the annual volunteer recognition event, the Moran’s were presented with the distinguished Rita Harmon Volunteer Service Award.  Both individually and as a couple, the Moran’s philanthropic and volunteer service has benefited a number of nonprofits and organizations across the community including All Saints.  Brad and Carla are the parents of Ava ’18 and Ella ’20.  We salute them for their outstanding service!

 

All School News

RE-ENROLLMENT
The re-enrollment deadline for current families for next year has already passed. If you have not submitted your contract, please let this serve as a gentle reminder to return your paperwork now.  Confirming your child’s enrollment for next year is very important. It allows the school to finalize the number of spots available for new families and siblings of current students. To secure your child’s place at ASES, please complete the re-enrollment paperwork that was mailed and return it to the office ASAP. Please contact Paige McKay @ pmckay@allsaintsschool.org with any questions. She is here to help.

FINANCIAL AID 2020-2021
Returning Families Deadline:  March 2, 2020
New Families Deadline:  April 13, 2020
You may submit your financial aid application for the 2020- 2021 school year. You will complete the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) @ https:// sssbynais.force.com/familyportal. The NAIS School Code for All Saints Episcopal School is 1211. Please contact Valerie Tucker in our business office @ 806-745-7701 for any questions.

2020-21 How to Apply for Financial Aid

John T. and Debbie Montford Texas Tech Scholarship
All Saints Episcopal School is pleased to offer a need-based scholarship for the dependents of Texas Tech University or Texas Tech University Health Science Center employees.  The scholarship was funded by the Montfords along with generous donors to provide a source of tuition assistance for the children of Tech families.

Eligibility
At the time of the application, applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • is a full‐time Texas Tech University System employee
  • has a student enrolled at All Saints Episcopal School, grades K through 12
  • is not currently receiving any other form of financial aid through All Saints Episcopal School

Application Process
Application materials must be received by Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in order to be considered.

The following materials should be submitted:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Completed Application for financial aid through the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) School Student Services (SSS). The website address is https://www.solutionsbysss.com/ and the All Saints SSS code is 1211. “Applying for Financial Aid for The 2020-21 Academic Year” document is attached. Additional information may also be found at https://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents.

Selection Process
Recipients will be selected based on the application materials provided. All scholarship applicants will be notified by Thursday, April 30, 2020. Credit will be applied to the recipient’s tuition account.

Award
There are two need-based tuition scholarships in the amount of $500 each for the 2020-2021 school year.

Questions
If you have questions or need further information, please contact All Saints Episcopal School Business Office at (806)745-7701 ext. 807 or email Valerie Tucker at vtucker@allsaintsschool.org.

Montford Scholarship_2020-2021

TALL AND SMALL BALL

The “Talls” and the “Smalls” came dressed to impress last weekend in the school’s First Annual Tall and Small Ball.  There was everything from princess costumes to super hero capes!

The event was complete with a dance floor (with dance moves that one might catch on “Dancing with the Stars”), a Live DJ, a photo backdrop, games, food and drinks!  It was a wonderful family dance party.  Thank you to the Parent Group for bringing this fun event to our school.


The 7th Annual Swing for the Future Golf Tournament is quickly approaching on April 27, 2020.  This is a super fun event that brings our community together to raise funds for the ASES Athletic program.

The event is a four-person scramble and is held at the beautiful Rawls Course at Texas Tech University.  The day will begin with lunch and a spirited putting contest followed by a shotgun start at 1:30 pm.  There are lots of contests and prizes to be won.

There are several Patriot families that have made this event a yearly tradition and joined us every year.  Thank you to those families.  We welcome newcomers and hope that you will plan to join us!  The tournament fills up quickly so reserve your team spot today @ https://allsaintsschool.org/athletics/golf-tournament-registration/.

Would you like to sponsor the tournament?  Please fill out the online registration or contact Cindy Taylor at ctaylor@allsaintsschool.org.

2020 swing for the future golf tournament

Please order in advance using the EZ Lunch Ordering Program.

Last year we had 23 cooks competing, and we’d love to have more this year.  There is no fee to enter.  Chili chefs will bring their chili in a crockpot to Mrs. Montoya’s room by 9:00 am the day of the event.  Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.  May the best chili cooker win!  Contact Marty Montoya at mmontoya@allsaintsschool.org for more information.

Cheerleading
All Saints is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic lower school cheer sponsor and high school pom/cheer sponsor for the 2020-2021 school year.  Below is a list of the basic responsibilities for these two positions.

Lower School Cheer

  • Coordinate and lead practice (once a week or as needed)
  • Coordinating mini cheer camp
  • Ordering cheer uniforms
  • Coordinating fundraising activities
  • Helping coordinate pep rallies held twice during the school year

High School Cheer and Pom

  • Attend summer cheer camp with cheer students
  • Ordering cheer uniforms
  • Attending cheer and pom practices with students on a weekly basis (once a week for cheer, 1-2 times a week for pom)
  • Attending some after school home athletic events and a few out of town athletic events
  • Helping coordinate pep rallies held twice during the school year
  • Coordinating fundraising activities

If you or anyone you know might be interested to learn more about this position, please contact Misty Deeds at 745-7701 or at hr@allsaintsschool.org. If you are interested in applying, please complete a Faculty application. We look forward to hearing from you!

PLC/LS NEWS

Week of February 24:

Knox Rushing (3)

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

THREE ADVANCE TO STATE CONTEST
Three All Saints Middle School students advanced to the State Science Fair after earning First Place trophies at the Regional Science Fair on February 7 at Texas Tech University. In addition, 14 All Saints students placed at the Regional Fair.

Calvin Carpenter (eighth grade), Lola Nicholas (sixth grade), and Isabelle Hidalgo (sixth grade) will compete at the State Science Fair March 27-28 at Texas A&M University.

Eighth grader Calvin Carpenter earned a First Place Medal, Broadcom Award, First Place Trophy, and is a State Qualifier for his research on Bat Fungus.

Sixth Grade First Place Medal winners are Isabelle Hidalgo, Lola Nicholas, Erin Brodbeck, and Blair Wischmeyer. Second Place winners are Reya Felton and Emma Lane.
Lola Nicholas and Isabelle Hidalgo are Broadcom Award winners. Blair Wischmeyer and Isabelle Hidalgo won the Caprock Home Health Award

Sixth grader Isabelle Hidalgo is a Second Place Trophy winner and will compete at the State Meet. Lola Nicholas (sixth grade) is a Third Place Trophy Winner and will compete at the State Meet as well.

Fifth grade First Place Medal winners are Jackson Tyler, Lauren Brashear, Abbey Spitzer, Ian Jeffreys, Rami Sharif, and Kris Wischmeyer. Abigail Anderson placed second.

Abbey Spitzer (fifth grade) won the City of Lubbock Water Award.

MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

Spring Sports – Track & Field, Tennis & Golf
Track & Tennis for middle school students are off to a great start with practices, and middle school golf will begin on Tuesday, March 3.  Tennis will play their first dual match of the season on March 3 with a local match at Burgess-Rushing against Kingdom Prep.  Track will also open their season on March 3, running at Lubbock Trinity.  More information will be coming via email on the start times of those events.

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

AP CAPSTONE SEMINAR
At the AP Capstone night event, juniors taking the AP Capstone Seminar course presented their research findings with possible solutions to audience members.  Kate Henderson, Sydney Locke, and Paige Schlehuber presented on “How America Can Help Lessen Trauma in Immigrant Children.”  George Lipe, Vincent Paone, Ash Bumstead, Sebastian Whitaker and Graham St. Clair presented on “Artificial Intelligence:  Striving to Reduce Human Error.”  After these presentations, seniors in AP Capstone Research provided display research boards and gave an overview of the research topic each has been working on over the course of this school year.

THE IRON PATRIOTS
The Iron Patriots competed in the FTC Panhandle Plains Regional tournament on February 15 at Lubbock High. Thirty-four teams participated in two categories. In the first category, our Patriots wowed a panel of judges with the presentation of a team notebook that documented many aspects of their season, including entrepreneurship, mentoring, community service, engineering & design and coding. The second category was the game-play tournament. The Patriots ranked 23rd after five matches.

Robotics Coach, Dr. Penny Carpenter said, “We are still a young team, and it is a great achievement to compete in the Regional tournament. On behalf of the team, we want to thank Mr. Hutchinson for letting us share his office this year. We definitely took our half out of the middle. Designing, building, and testing takes space. Organizing tools, parts, and building supplies take space. We couldn’t be more excited to move into the new STEM center and make it home for next year’s team.”

The Iron Patriots are also entrepreneurs. Each team is expected to develop a business plan, execute a marketing strategy, conduct fundraising campaigns, and prepare financial reports of income and expenses. There are so many more opportunities than just building and programming a robot. We need thinkers. We need you!  If you are interested in joining the Iron Patriots please contact Penny Carpenter at pcarpenter@allsaintsschool.org.

GAGE CLARY RECEIVES GOOD CITIZEN AWARD
Congratulations to senior Gage Clary. He received the DAR Good Citizen Award in a ceremony last week at the Lubbock Women’s Club.

Gage was nominated by All Saints Episcopal School and received the Good Citizen Award from the Nancy Anderson Chapter of the National Society – Daughters of the American Revolution.

He is the son of Dr. Carl and Mrs. Petra Clary.

TEXAS PRIVATE SCHOOL MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION (TPSMEA)

The Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA), founded in 1992, is an organization of more than 200 private school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TPSMEA is comprised of four divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, and Elementary.

After auditioning and earning a spot, three All Saints students participated in the TPSMEA Orchestra. They participated in a clinic on February 21-22 and performed in a concert the afternoon of February 22 at Oakridge School in Arlington.

It is an honor to be selected to perform.  Congratulations to Seventh grader Noah Herrera who played his cello in the TPSMEA Middle School Honor Orchestra while high school students Mia Garza (sophomore – cello) and Madison Roberts (freshman – violin) played with the TSPMEA High School Region Orchestra.

Congratulations to each of you!

ALL SCHOOL SPAGHETTI DINNER
The Junior Class hosted a wonderful fun-filled family spaghetti dinner for the school on Monday night. The event was a fundraiser for the Junior/Senior prom.

The juniors were in charge of the entire evening from set up to clean up!  It was an evening planned and executed by the junior students.

In addition, they auctioned their services and talents in a silent auction. Some of the auction items included dance lessons, guitar and drum lessons, basketball and volleyball lessons, errand running, dog walking/ sitting, babysitting, oil paintings done by a student, and two autographed basketball balls signed by the state-bound Patriot boys basketball team.

Guests were even in a contest to see which table would tip their waiter the most.  The service was certainly tip-worthy!

Thank you to the junior parents, especially Carrie and Robert Schlehuber, for guiding the event and to everyone who came out and enjoyed a dinner together.  Good job juniors!

HIGH SCHOOL COACHES CORNER

Basketball
The All Saints High School Girls wrapped up their season on Tuesday, February 18 in Plano, TX as they fell in a close game to Plano Corem Deo.  It was a fantastic season for the girls’ team and the future looks bright as Coach Simons returns all of the players for next year.

The All Saints Boys Varsity had a great week defeating Ovilla Christian 69-29 on Tuesday, February 18 at All Saints in the area round.  They followed that win up with a 55-44 victory over Ft. Worth Bethesda Christian at Eastland High School in the TAPPS 2A North Regional Championship.  That win sends the boys back to the TAPPS 2A State Tournament for the fourth time in five years.  All Saints will play Dallas First Baptist at 11:30 am Friday, February 28 at University High School in Waco in the state semi-finals.  If they win they will play for the state championship at 9:30 am Saturday, February 29 at West High School in West, TX.

Come cheer for the Varsity Boys Basketball team at 10:45 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, February 27) as they leave for Waco to compete at the state competition! The send-off happens in the high school parking lot as the boys board the bus bound for victory.

Both games will be televised through the TAPPS TV network: https://tapps.biz/tappstv/

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK PATRIOTS!