The Epistle II A Newsletter for St. Paul’s Alumni From the Headmaster Dear St. Paul’s Alumni, I hope this edition of the Epistle II finds you well. We have completed a very successful fall semester, and look forward with great anticipation to the spring. “Count your blessings.” We have all heard this before, from family, friends, and teachers – just about anyone willing to share their wisdom. I think about that statement a lot during the course of an academic year at St. Paul’s. This year, in particular, has been one filled with blessings. We have a state championship in athletics, academic achievement by our students resulting in National Merit and advanced placement scholar recognition, student art shows, choral, band and strings performances receiving statewide recognition, and community service programs truly unique in comparison to any other school. One blessing in particular came on Veterans Day. We held school on November 11 and planned an assembly to honor local veterans, including several of our faculty members. Over one hundred veterans and their family members attended the assembly, and it was as moving a day as I can remember. That was a sentiment shared by all – students, teachers, parents, and veterans – as evidenced by the comments immediately thereafter and the numerous thank you cards and letters we have received. The ceremony was a tribute to our veterans to show our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice and courage. It was closed by a moving bagpipe and trumpet performance of Taps and Amazing Grace. The events brought us all together as a school and a nation. I have never been prouder to be a part of St. Paul’s Episcopal School. Blessings do come in many ways, in many forms, and we are privileged to be a part of a school where they happen so frequently. I wish you all a Happy New Year, and, again, invite you to visit us when you can. Yours truly, Winter 2011 This issue of the Epistle II is dedicated in loving memory of Nancy Strachan, 11th Grade American Literature 1984-2006 PLANNING FOR YOUR FUTURE SAINT It’s never too early to send in your application for your Future Saint! Once you apply, you will receive information, including an Admissions Calendar, newsletters and event invitations. You can also schedule a tour of the Lower School Campus by contacting Julie Taylor in the Admissions Office at 461-2129. With the addition of our PreK building and gymnasium, the Church Campus has surely changed since you were here! In order to gain Alumni Admissions priority status for the 2012-2013 school year, Alumni must have their child’s application on file in the Admissions Office prior to August 1, 2011. Priority status will be given to those Alumni whose children’s applications are turned in prior to August 1, 2011. Your children are an important part of the future of St. Paul’s, and we hope you continue the legacy at your Alma Mater. Alumni Calendar March 12 March 31 April 5 Alumni Soccer Game Saints’ Night Out at Space 301 Annual Silent and Live Auction Alumni Night at Spring Show “Little Shop of Horrors” April 7-9 Spring Show “Little Shop of Horrors” nightly at 7 p.m. with Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m. April 7 Birmingham“On the Road” Reunion May 5 Annual Alumni Luncheon June Summer Reunion Weekend June & July Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Cheer Camps for children of all ages Fall Homecoming 2011 Fall Reunion Weekend 2001 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction For more detailed information, please visit our website at www.stpaulsmobile.net or call the Alumni Office at 251-380-0408 ext. 24 Marty Lester, Headmaster What do you want to see on the St. Paul’s Alumni Facebook Site? Let us know! Over 1,205 Alumni “like” us, and we want to keep you informed about Alumni accomplishments and SPS news!