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A GUIDE TO ALL THINGS ALL SAINTS’

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A GUIDE TO ALL THINGS ALL SAINTS’

Table of Contents Back to School Checklist . . . . . . . . . 4 Our Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Early Childhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lower School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Upper School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Key Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Campus Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35


BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST 1. Get On “The Wire” All new parents and students will have a user name and login to access internal resources. Access The Wire by visiting www.aseschool.org. Resource Board Set up your account with SAGE Dining Services. All students may set up a

pre-paid lunch account with SAGE. Download and return health forms by August 1. Register for Extended Care, if needed (Early Childhood and Lower School). Complete summer reading. Optional and required summer reading is listed by grade on the

Division’s Back to School tab. Purchase textbooks. All textbooks are purchased for grades 7-12. Once your courses are

confirmed, you will follow the instructions on your Division’s Back to School tab. Update your Profile contact information and emergency contacts. Please also consider uploading a

photo of yourself. This helps our community greet and get to know each other and greet people. Add authorized individuals to pick up children in the “General Information” section. Make your course requests. Students in grades 9-12 will log in to The Wire and select courses

based on the meetings with Division Heads and Academic Deans.

2. Visit the 51 Campus Store From uniforms to spirit items, everything All Saints’ is at The 51. You may order online anytime starting July 1 at www.The51CampusStore.com and/or visit the store by appointment all summer long. The 51 is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. school days from August through May. Order uniforms. Full uniforms are required for Lower, Middle and Upper Schools beginning the first

day of school. For details, see the Back to School section on The Wire. Please note that there is a DRESS UNIFORM required for Eucharist days and other special occasions. Eucharist services are held on Wednesdays for Lower and Middle Schools and Thursdays for Upper School.


BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST

Get your school supplies. Prepackaged supplies for Lower and Middle Schools may be ordered in

May. You may email The51@aseschool.org for information on extras. If you prefer to purchase your own supplies, or if you miss the deadline, the lists are found in the Back to School section on The Wire. Note: Custom All Saints’ planners are required for Grades 4-8 and are available at The 51. Supplies required for Upper School classes are listed on the textbook order website. Athletic attire is required for Middle and Upper School students and can be purchased at The 51.

You may get a list of required practice and game gear for specific teams in the Athletic Office or at The 51.

3. Meet our Life Safety Team Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up – Campus Map

See the Interactive Map on the School’s website for carpool directions by Division. Please note that cell phone use is prohibited while driving on campus. Parking Permits

All student drivers, parents, and faculty/staff members must register with Life Safety and display a parking sticker on the front windshield of their vehicles. All families will be issued a new sticker for 2014–2015. Grandparents, babysitters, adult siblings, etc. may apply for a parking permit if they provide transportation for students on a regular basis. Also fill out the Authorized Individuals field under General Information on your profile with the names of any person(s) whom you authorize on campus to pick up your child(ren). The Life Safety team will use this category to help manage the visitor flow and continue to keep the campus and students safe. Note: Make sure this field is populated in every adult profile so Life Safety can access easily. Visitors

All visitors, or those who do not have a proper parking sticker displayed on their vehicles as they enter campus, are required to register with Life Safety as visitors at the Normandale campus entrance and to park in designated areas as directed by Life Safety. Visitors may be required to present a valid driver’s license to obtain Visitor Permit, wear an identifying name tag while on campus and display a visitor tag on their vehicle.

4. Read the School Calendar The printed calendar for the school year arrives in mailboxes late July/early August; the online version is also available on the website. Please pay particular attention to Meet the Teacher dates for Early Childhood and Lower School and Orientations for Middle and Upper Schools. Info Nights for all Divisions are scheduled soon after the start of school.

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OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY

We are Saints! One of the hallmarks of our educational model at All Saints’ is the close-knit community: we learn together, grow together, celebrate our collective successes and take pride in supporting our School. There are many ways to support All Saints’, both financially and by getting involved as a volunteer. We value gifts of time, talent and treasure as they all serve to enrich and strengthen our community. Parent Volunteer Leadership, pictured at 2014 Volunteer Fair: Paula Brockway, Wendy Barron, Wende DwyerJohnsen, Kathy Paukune, Kelly Parsley, Jeanette Iglesias, Jackie Prowse


OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Parent Involvement Opportunities We have three dynamic parent auxiliary organizations that contribute to the life of the School: PTO (Parent Teacher Organization), Booster Club (Athletics) and FAME (Fine Arts Matters in Education). PTO

supports our faculty, staff, students and parents and supplements the needs of the School by organizing numerous activities and events throughout the year: Harvest Fair // October Book Fair // November Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day // November Bingo Night // January Parent/Speaker Forum // February Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch // March In addition to hosting community-wide special events, PTO volunteers assist in every Division to help staff the Dining Halls on special occasions, serve as Library helpers, provide lunches for teachers on Conference Days, organize holiday classroom parties and plan the Junior/Senior Prom, Field Days and end-of-year celebrations. Booster Club

promotes School unity and spirit in all athletic endeavors, as well as character development and the physical well-being of students through support and financial assistance for physical education and athletic programs in every Division. Booster promotes the mission of All Saints’ athletics to build character through teamwork and sportsmanship, teaching students the value of hard work and complementing their efforts in the classroom. Booster Club hosts the Fall Rally in September and the All Saints’ Golf Classic in May. FAME

supports every Division in the visual arts, dance, music, musical theatre, drama, photography, film and design. FAME provides financial grants for equipment, supplies and costumes for performances and other fine arts projects. The Masters Series brings in experts in various fields of the Fine Arts to present masters workshops to our students in every Division. FAME hosts receptions for evening fine arts events and produces a playbill for the Middle and Upper School musicals. Parent Ambassadors

assists the admission office by identifying and referring prospective families to All Saints’, as well as working with the admission team to coordinate outreach efforts and facilitate admission events.

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Volunteer Fair The Volunteer Fair is held each April during Volunteer Appreciation Week. Current and new families learn about ways to get involved with our School, each other and our students through various volunteer opportunities. The Fair is hosted by PTO, Booster, FAME and the Annual Fund.

The Annual Fund As in every independent school, tuition revenue does not cover the full cost of an All Saints’ education. Each year, we ask all members of our School community to make a tax-deductible gift to supplement tuition income. This campaign, called the Annual Fund is the School’s most important ongoing fundraising activity. Gifts to the Annual Fund support the general operations of the School including academic and co-curricular programs, educational technology and professional development for our faculty. Please visit http://www.aseschool.org/Page/Support for more information on the Annual Fund, Endowment, Planned Giving, and Honorarium/Memorial Gifts.

Anglican Tradition The Anglican tradition refers to distinctive forms of Christianity that have evolved from the third century onward. It acknowledges the dynamic but complementary tension between faith and reason – or “faith seeking understanding” – and encourages each individual to take ownership in their spiritual and educational journey. All Divisions come together for daily Chapel services consisting of scripture readings, devotion and prayers. Weekly Eucharist services are held for Lower, Middle and Upper Schools; students wear dress uniform on Eucharist days. Other special seasons and events celebrated include: Blessing of the Pets

All families are invited to bring their pets to McNair Stadium for a special blessing from our chaplains on this day each October to commemorate St. Francis of Assisi Day All Saints’ Day and Saints Awards

The Eucharist service on the day closest to November 1 in which we honor those who have contributed outstanding service to the School community Advent Lessons and Carols

A traditional Anglican service leading up to the Christmas season in which lessons are alternated with instrumental, congregational and choral music provided by students and faculty/staff Lent

The 40 days of penitence and fasting in anticipation of Easter, beginning with Ash Wednesday


OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Friday Night Lights Families with children of all ages come to home varsity football games in the fall, which are great occasions for social interaction for kids and parents. There is no cost for admission to football games or other SPC (Southwest Preparatory Conference) athletic events. Reserved parking spaces are available for home football games for Booster Club members joining at the Super Saint level.

Alumni Every graduate of All Saints’ is automatically a member of the Alumni Association. Members possess a common gratitude to the School for the time, talent, faith and education invested in them during their years as students. The Alumni Association offers their services to help ensure that All Saints’ endures as a premier school for future generations. The Association hosts two events for our School community, the Clay Shoot and the All Saints’ Tennis Open. Proceeds from these events have been used to establish a scholarship endowment fund to assist children of alumni with tuition.

Forever Saints The School established a Parents of Alumni Association in 2010 with the simple purpose of reconnecting Parents of Alumni with one another and with our School. Now, this group has expanded to include Grandparents of Alumni who wish to remain connected with the School. The Steering Committee recently chose to rename this group “Forever Saints.” Once your child or grandchild graduates from All Saints’, you are automatically a “Forever Saint.” Two social events are hosted each year; one in the fall and one in the spring.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD

“I think the Early Childhood program does a great job of preparing our children, giving them the skills they need to charge ahead for the next level of learning. My favorite part of the Early Childhood program is that there is still plenty of play time. When Vivi is there she is learning, playing, building her faith and sharing wonderful moments with precious friends.” – Katie Love Connaly Kate ‘24, Katie, Vivi ‘28 and Adam Love


EARLY CHILDHOOD

Traditions and Events Please refer to the School Calendar for holidays, parent/teacher conferences and school-wide events. In addition, the following special events and celebrations take place during the year. Fall Rally // September; fun activities and “Run with the Saints” for Early Childhood and Kindergarten

students at first home varsity football game Blessing of the Pets // October Harvest Fair // October; family fun event for all ages Halloween Parade and Parties // October Thanksgiving Celebration & Program // November Advent Lessons and Carols // December Christmas Parties // December Donuts with Dad // January PTO Bingo Night // January Western/Rodeo Day // January 100th Day Celebration // February Valentine’s Day Parties // February Q & U Wedding // Spring Muffins with Mom // May Field Day // May Graduation & Year-End Picnic // May

Other Important Dates Parent Info Night // August Parent/Teacher Conference Days // October and March All Day at All Saints’ // January. An opportunity for current and prospective parents to sit in on classes

in every division and get a “behind the scenes” look ahead to what your child will experience in future grades. State of the School & Parent Social // February

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General Information Class Parties

There are three parties scheduled for Lower School classes each year: Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Room parents plan the parties, and expenses are covered by the Student Activity Fee collected with tuition each year. Spirit & Special Dress Days

On designated All-School spirit days, all students, parents and faculty/staff are encouraged to wear their All Saints’ spirit wear. Occasionally, Early Childhood will have special dress days, such as Western Day, Pajama Day, Silly Hat Day, etc. All Saints’ spirit wear is available for purchase at The 51 Campus Store. Birthday Celebrations

All students are honored in Chapel with a special birthday blessing. Early Childhood students may bring simple treats to share with all of their classmates. Parents should be conscious of special allergies (such as peanut allergies of other students) and other dietary restrictions of students in the class. Students are not to exchange gifts or invitations with each other at School unless everyone in the student’s class is included. Gifts and invitations shared with only a select group of students must be distributed outside of School. Backpacks

Students bring a backpack each day with a complete change of clothes. School Supplies

All supplies are provided in the classroom. Dress Code

Students in Early Childhood do NOT wear uniforms. Comfortable play clothes and athletic shoes are recommended. Snacks

Morning snacks are provided each day. Please inform us of any special dietary restrictions or allergies. If your child has an allergy, please schedule time to meet with the Division Head to discuss a plan of action. Chapel Services

Early Childhood students attend morning prayer services four times each week, with the exception of Wednesdays. Chapel services include prayer, songs and a children’s lesson given by the Chaplain. Yearbooks

Every student will receive an Early Childhood yearbook the summer following the school year just completed. The expenses are covered by the Student Activity Fee collected with tuition each year. Cross-Divisional Relationships

2nd Grade/Pre-K & Bridge K Reading Buddies // meet bi-weekly 3-year-old/Middle School Reading Buddies // meet biweekly Pre-K and Bridge K RANGE Trips // students take biweekly trips to the RANGE (Research, Adventure, Nature, Geology, & Ecology, a 16-acre natural area on campus that includes a wetland, native grassland, garden and orchard) to learn from Upper School students.


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Parent Involvement

The culture of All Saints’ is centered on family. Early Childhood parents are encouraged to volunteer through our parent auxiliary groups, PTO, Booster and FAME, and are also invited to volunteer in the classroom or to join their children for Chapel services and other campus activities and events.

Communication Newsletters

Teachers provide a weekly newsletter and monthly calendar for each class. Weekly Snapshot

The Early Childhood Division Head sends a weekly news message with updates and upcoming events. The Wire/Emails

You may send messages to all faculty and staff via The Wire or email. All employees’ email addresses follow this format: FirstnameLastname@aseschool.org. You will also receive all-school emails and be included in an “Early Childhood Parent” community group on The Wire.

Hours & Carpool Early Childhood School Hours are from 8:45a.m.–2:45p.m. ··

Flex drop-off begins at 8:00 a.m. Early Childhood students who are dropped off with a sibling, ride the bus or arrive earlier than 8:00 must stay with their siblings or parents until 8:00 a.m.

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Children must be walked in to the Dillard Center for Early Childhood Education each morning.

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Carpool is available in front of the Dillard Center at 2:45 p.m. each day. See the interactive map on the website.

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Flex pick-up is 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

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Extended Care is from 3:15 – 6:00 p.m. Registration is required; see below.

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Cell phone use is prohibited while driving on campus.

Morning Transportation

All Saints’ offers morning transportation service from the following areas: Idlewild Drive, Westover Town Hall, Monticello Park, Aledo (2 stops), the Tanglewood area and the Ridglea area. Morning Transportation is available for students in Early Childhood if they have an older sibling riding the bus. Contact Brian Edmondson at BrianEdmondson@aseschool.org for more information. Extended Care and Afer School Program

All Saints’ provides adult supervision for Early Childhood and Lower School students after school from 3:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online registration for Extended Care is available on the Resource Board. In addition to Extended Care, there are a number of extracurricular activities that vary year to year offered to Early Childhood and Lower School students. You can view the Program Guide and on the Resource Board. For questions regarding either program, please contact Pixie Moseley at PixieMoseley@aseschool.org.

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LOWER SCHOOL

“There are many ways to meet new people and get involved at All Saints’. You can eat lunch in the dining hall with your child, which is a great way to get to know the kids in your child’s class. Joining a parent organization, like PTO, Booster Club or FAME, is a great way to get to know other parents. Through volunteering, I have met parents whose children are older than mine. They have been there and done that, so along with becoming new friends, they have also become an information resource for me.” – Nicole Brown Lexie ‘27, Nicole, Drew ‘25 and Trey Brown


LOWER SCHOOL

Traditions and Events Please refer to the School Calendar for holidays, parent/teacher conferences and school-wide events. In addition, the following special events and celebrations take place during the year. Kindergarten Matriculation // August; An evening service held at All Saints’ Episcopal Church prior to the start of school for all incoming Kindergarten students and their families. Fall Rally // September; fun activities and “Run with the Saints” for Early Childhood and Kindergarten students at first home varsity football game Blessing of the Pets // October Harvest Fair // October; family fun event for all ages Halloween Costume Parade // October Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day // November 100th Day Celebration // February 5th Grade Living History Museum // February or March; students present research of historical figures Family Math and Science Night // April; Lower School students and their family members enjoy math and science projects and games Kindergarten Cinderella Ball // Late April; culmination of literary unit complete with costume parade and waltz Field Day // May 6th Grade Musical // May End-of-Year Picnic // May Student Council Events // Car Wash in September, Movie Night and Bike-A-Thon in April

Other Important Dates Parent Info Nights // August Parent/Teacher Conference Days // October and March All Day at All Saints’ // January. An opportunity for current and prospective parents to sit in on classes in every division and get a “behind the scenes” look ahead to what your child will experience in future grades. State of the School & Parent Social // February

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General Information Class Parties

There are three parties scheduled for Lower School classes each year: Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Room parents plan the parties, and expenses are covered by the Student Activity Fee collected with tuition each year. Spirit Days

On designated all-school spirit days, students may wear any All Saints’ spirit shirt with jeans or the regular school uniform. Occasionally, specific spirit days may be designated, such as Camo Day, Western Day, Pajama Day, Tie Dye Day, etc. Spirit wear is available for purchase at The 51 Campus Store. Birthday Celebrations

Your child will receive a birthday blessing during Chapel. You are welcome to coordinate with your child’s teacher to bring treats for the whole class. You may purchase a book for the Amon G. Carter Foundation Library to commemorate your child’s birthday. Awards

Students in 4th through 6th grades who earn all A’s or have an A average are recognized each grading period with the Head of School Award and Division Head Award, respectively. Character Awards are given throughout the year to K-6 students who have been nominated for exceptional acts of kindness, generosity, honesty and other examples of exemplary character. School Supplies

See pages 4-5. Dress Code

Please refer to the Uniform Guide on the Resource Board. Technology & Cell Phones

The Lower School uses technology to nurture curiosity, extend achievement and support learning in a developmentally appropriate way. Students may bring their own tablets or laptops, but at no time are they required to have such. Students wishing to have a cell phone on campus must turn it in to the Lower School office prior to the start of the school day and pick it up at the end of the day. If a cell phone is found in the student’s possession during the academic day, it will be picked up and held in the Lower School Division Head’s office. Class Placement

Final class placement decisions are made by the Lower School Division Head with input from previous teachers. There is a great effort to balance the students’ abilities, social interaction, gender and learning styles within the classes and with the strengths of the receiving faculty members. Lower School families learn class placements on Meet the Teacher day just prior to the start of school.


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Homework

The purpose of homework is to provide an opportunity for the student to practice skills and take responsibility for his/her own learning. It also provides an opportunity for the student to develop productive study skills. Parents can be supportive by providing time and an appropriate place for homework. RANGE (Research, Adventure, Nature, Geology & Ecology)

In this 16-acre natural area on campus that includes a wetland, native grassland, garden and orchard, students learn in an outdoor classroom. This natural setting provides service opportunities, conservation awareness and enhancement of scientific instruction and writing experiences. Chapel Services

Lower School students attend daily morning prayer services four times each week and a Eucharist service every Wednesday. Students are the officiants, readers and choir members at all morning prayer services and serve as acolytes and readers at all Eucharist services. Community Service

Each grade level in Lower School participates in a specific service project during the year. In addition, students may bring items for the School-wide monthly collections for various community organizations and participate in other School-wide service initiatives. Yearbooks

All K-12 students receive a yearbook created by the Upper School students at the end of each school year. A spring supplement is distributed early the following fall. Yearbook expenses are covered by ad sales and the Student Activity Fee collected with tuition each year. Parent involvement

The culture of All Saints’ is centered on family. Lower School parents are encouraged to volunteer through our parent auxiliary groups, PTO, Booster and FAME, and are also invited to volunteer in the classroom or to join their children for Chapel services and/or lunch. We look forward to your active involvement! Overnight Trips

All Lower School grades participate in off-campus learning experiences tied to the curriculum and designed to enhance their learning. There are two overnight trips in the Lower School. While they are not included in tuition, All Saints’ manages costs through long-term travel relationships and group pricing. 5th Graders travel to Williamsburg, VA, to experience Colonial history OR travel to an outdoor school in Burton, TX, for an outdoor education experience. 6th Graders spend three days in Vicksburg, MS, thoroughly exploring this significant Civil War setting.

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Communication Monday Grams

Homeroom teachers distribute information each Monday that outlines the week’s activities and assignments relative to that grade. Weekly Snapshot

The Lower School Division Assistant sends a weekly news message every Thursday with updates and upcoming events relative to the Lower School. The Wire/Emails

You may send messages to all faculty and staff via The Wire or email. All employees’ email addresses follow this format: FirstnameLastname@aseschool.org. You will also receive all-school emails and be included in a “Class of [Year] Parent” community group on The Wire.

Leadership Opportunities Student Council

Students are elected as class representatives by their peers beginning in 1st grade. Officers are 4th through 6th graders who are elected by the entire Lower School population. Student Council sponsors events and undertakes recycling and other conservation efforts. VISA Club (Very Important Student Assistants)

5th grade students may apply to assist in the Library. Cross-Grade Mentors

Kindergarten/4th Grade Reading Buddies // meet bi-weekly Kindergarten/6th Grade Lunch Buddies // 6th graders help K students navigate the dining hall at the beginning of the year; they also attend pep rallies and other activities together. Early Childhood/2nd Grade Reading Buddies // meet bi-weekly 2nd Grade/5th Grade Science Buddies // meet quarterly


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Hours & Driving Protocols School hours are 8:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m. for K through 5th grade, and 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. for 6th grade. ··

Morning drop-off is from 7:45–7:55 a.m.; classes depart for Chapel right at 8:00 a.m.

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Dismissal is at 3:15 p.m. for K-5 and 3:30 p.m. for 6th grade.

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Parents must sign students in or out in the Lower School office if they arrive late or leave early.

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See the interactive map on the School website for the Lower School carpool route. Please note that the Early Childhood Center lot is reserved for that Division.

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Cell phone use is prohibited while driving on campus.

Morning Transportation

All Saints’ offers morning transportation service from the following areas: Idlewild Drive, Westover Town Hall, Monticello Park, Aledo (2 stops), the Tanglewood area and the Ridglea area. Contact Brian Edmondson at BrianEdmondson@aseschool.org for more information. Extended Care and Afer School Program

All Saints’ provides adult supervision for Early Childhood and Lower School students after school from 3:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Online registration for Extended Care is available on the Resource Board on The Wire. In addition to Extended Care, there are a number of extracurricular activities that vary year to year offered to Early Childhood and Lower School students. You can view the Program Guide and on the Resource Board. For questions regarding either program, please contact Pixie Moseley at PixieMoseley@ aseschool.org.

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“I think the biggest academic consideration for students is finding balance: adjusting to different teachers for every subject, juggling schoolwork and sports, and learning to prioritize for a modified block schedule. Organization is key, and if they don’t have this skill when they start Middle School, they will definitely have it by the time they finish.” -Wendy Barron Trent ‘18, Ross ‘11, Wendy and Alan Barron


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Traditions and Events Please refer to the School Calendar for holidays, parent/teacher conferences and school-wide events. In addition, the following special events and celebrations take place during the year. Orientations and Locker Set-Up // August, right before school starts. Students may come early to measure for locker shelving. Bring textbooks to locker set-up. 8th Grade Parent Forum // November; the opportunity for parents to learn what’s ahead in Upper School Drama and Music Sampler // December Chili Cook-Off // held on Western Day in January Middle School Dance // held in winter; everyone attends but they don’t go as “dates” Student Council Movie Nights // various Project Empathy Overnight Experience // February Middle School Musical // April Fine Arts Showcase // April Powder Puff Football Game // May Percussion Bash // May

Other Important Dates Parent Info Night // August Parent/Teacher Conferences // October and February All Day at All Saints’ // January. An opportunity for current and prospective parents to sit in on classes in every division and get a “behind the scenes” look ahead to what your child will experience in future grades. State of the School & Parent Social // February

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General Information Spirit Days

The Middle School, otherwise known as the “Kingdom of Fun,” takes advantage of the tight-knit community to celebrate each other. From Flip-Flop Fridays to game days, students have many opportunities to show their spirit. Spirit wear is available for purchase at The 51 Campus Store. Awards

The Middle School Awards Ceremony takes place in May. You will be notified in advance if your child will receive an award; however, all are welcome to attend. Overnight Trip

Middle School students participate in off-campus activities tied to the curriculum and designed to enhance their learning. The 8th grade travels to Washington, DC, late in the fall semester to visit significant national sites, including the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Monuments.While this trip is not included in tuition, All Saints’ manages costs through long-term travel relationships and group pricing. Technology & Cell Phones

In the classroom, the Middle School faculty encourages the students to use iPads, laptops and other technology tools to support learning and express ideas. Students may bring their own devices, but at no time are they required to have them. Students may bring cell phones on campus; however, they must give their cell phones to their first period teachers prior to the start of the school day. At the end of each school day, the cell phone will be returned to the student. If a cell phone is found in a student’s possession during the academic day, it will be taken up and held in the Middle School Dean of Student’s office. Advisory Program

The Middle School advisory program exists to equip students with the critical character qualities they need to be successful, to provide the opportunity for students to develop a trusting relationship with faculty members, and to foster an environment of mutual respect in the Middle School. Students meet once a week in small advisory groups for discussion of character development themes. Roundtable

In the Middle School, every student is invited to join all of his or her teachers for a roundtable discussion once or twice each year. In these meetings, faculty members share with students their observations about their positive qualities, specific areas in which they may improve, and goal-setting strategies. Students come away from the experience with the assurance that not only do their teachers know them as individuals, but that they truly care about their success. RANGE (Research, Adventure, Nature, Geology & Ecology)

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Chapel Services

Middle School students attend daily prayer services four times each week and a Eucharist service every Wednesday. Project Empathy

Project Empathy is a community service project for the entire Middle School designed to help students better empathize with the homeless and see that the students’ efforts make a difference in our community. The project culminates with an overnight homeless simulation on campus in February. Parent Involvement

The culture of All Saints’ is centered on family. Middle School parents are encouraged to volunteer in the many activities sponsored by our parent auxiliary groups, PTO, Booster and FAME. Parents are welcome to have lunch with their Middle School students; however, you might want to seek your child’s permission before planning campus visits as students at this age enjoy their friends and their independence. Visitors

Middle School visitors are not allowed on campus during the school day without prior approval from the Dean of Students 24 hours before arrival. Yearbooks

All K-12 students receive a yearbook created by the Upper School students at the end of each school year. A spring supplement is distributed early the following fall. Yearbook expenses are covered by ad sales and the Student Activity Fee collected with tuition each year.

Communication Weekly Snapshot

The Middle School Division Assistant sends a weekly news message every Thursday with updates and upcoming events relative to the whole Middle School. The Wire/Emails

You may send messages to all faculty and staff via The Wire or email. All employees’ email addresses follow this format: FirstnameLastname@aseschool.org. You will also receive all-school emails and be included in a “Class of [Year] Parent” community group on The Wire.

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Leadership & Extracurricular Opportunities WEB (Welcome Every Body) // 8th graders selected by the faculty are charged with orientation and welcome to 7th graders Student Council // representatives and officers are elected by peers National Junior Honor Society // membership based on grades and teacher recommendations SLAC (Student Leadership Advisory Committee) Whiz Kids Chess Club Debate Team Future Problem Solvers

Athletics Athletics replace physical education beginning in 7th grade. Students are required to participate in all three athletic seasons, and all practices and games are mandatory. Students must coordinate any absence through the coach and Athletic Department. Students are required to wear specific practice and game uniforms, including uniform sweats in the winter. Game uniforms are provided, and all practice and travel uniforms are available for purchase at The 51 Campus Store. Students are required to travel on the team bus to away games, but may ride back with parents or friends with prior notification to the coach. If a game or practice is cancelled, the Athletic Department notifies parents and makes every effort to provide a study hall or other constructive supervision until all the students can be picked up. Middle School sports practices typically end by 5:00 p.m. Team parents organize snacks and drink for the games and coordinate other team activities. Girls’ Sports

Fall // Ballet, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball Winter // Ballet, Basketball, Soccer Spring // Ballet, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field Boys’ Sports

Fall // Cross Country, Football Winter // Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling Spring // Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Track & Field


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Eligibility

All Middle School students must maintain an average of 65 or above in each class in order to participate in any athletic event. Any student whose grade drops below this minimum requirement at progress report time is immediately suspended from participation from games and practices (still attending both) until such time that they bring the grade up above a 65.

Hours & Driving Protocols The class day for Middle School is 8:30 a.m.– 3:05 p.m. Dismissal on Wednesdays is at 2:45 p.m. ··

Tutorials are available daily in every class from 7:45–8:15 a.m.; all students are encouraged to attend regularly.

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Lunch is at 1:00 p.m. for Middle School; there is a snack break built into the morning schedule. The Student Council sells snacks and candy during the break.

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Silent Lunch is available for students who wish to study during lunch.

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See interactive map on the website for Middle School carpool route.

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Cell phone use is prohibited while driving on campus.

Morning Transportation

All Saints’ offers morning transportation service from the following areas: Idlewild Drive, Westover Town Hall, Monticello Park, Aledo (2 stops), the Tanglewood area and the Ridglea area. Contact Brian Edmondson at BrianEdmondson@aseschool.org for more information. Schedule

Middle School students are scheduled for seven different courses each semester. Three days each week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays), all seven classes meet for 45 minutes. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, classes are 80 minutes in length and spread over the two days. The weekly Eucharist service and Advisory period also take place on Wednesdays. Student schedules can be found on The Wire in early July.

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UPPER SCHOOL

“I believe the most important thing Upper School parents should know is that their child will be taken care of and guided by the entire faculty and staff. My daughter was well prepared for college both in the classroom and with exceptional study skills, and the structured college advising process allowed for open communication and goal setting.” - Karman McDaniel Avery, Karman, Kathryn ‘12, and Mark ‘17 Mc Daniel


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Traditions and Events Please refer to the School Calendar for holidays, parent/teacher conferences and school-wide events. In addition, the following special events and celebrations take place during the year. Orientation and Locker Set-Up // August, just before school starts. Lockers and combinations are issued to students; they will want to set up shelves and bring textbooks prior to the first class day. Two crates will fit in the Upper School lockers. Howdy Week & Howdy Dance // An official welcome to the freshmen and new students the first week of school. Everyone attends the dance, held on campus, without dates. This event is only for All Saints’ students. Homecoming Week // October. An overall theme is determined by the Student Council; class specific sub-themes are assigned for spirit days. Boys ask girls to be their dates for Homecoming, and most often they go in large groups of friends. Boys give the girls a mum, which are usually made by parents at grade level gatherings. Girls wear the mums to school and to the football game on Friday; the Saturday dance is dressy. You will learn all about Homecoming at the parent grade level coffees! Upper School Musical // February Fine Arts Showcase // April. Artists across all areas showcase their talents and celebrate induction into the Fine Arts honorary societies: International Thespian Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. Junior Unity Day // April. The junior class and their parents attend a special Chapel service in which their class rings or other special items are blessed. Following the service, all travel off campus for a luncheon, and then students participate in a fun team building activity. Cum Laude Society Induction // April. A select group of junior and senior students who have shown outstanding academic achievement are inducted each into this honor society each year. Prom // April/May. All juniors and seniors are invited to this formal event, which includes dinner. Senior Moms Luncheon // April. junior moms host senior moms who have the opportunity to share how All Saints’ has impacted both their child and family. Baccalaureate // Commencement week in May. All graduating seniors and immediate family members attend a special evening Eucharist service and reception in their honor at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Senior Robing // The evening before Commencement in May, held in All Saints’ Chapel. Each graduating senior chooses a person who has made a significant impact on his or her life to “robe” them for the next day’s Commencement ceremony. The students share special memories and thanks for those whom they have chosen. A real tearjerker! Commencement // May. Held on the Burnett Great Lawn under a massive tent, this culminating event recognizes all the achievements of the graduating class as the diplomas are conferred.

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Other Important Dates Parent Info Night // August Grade Level Parent Coffees // August and September. PTO Parent Liaisons share details on events, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities and traditions specific to each Upper School class. Parent/Teacher Conferences // October All Day at All Saints’ // January. An opportunity for current and prospective parents to sit in on classes in every division and get a “behind the scenes” look at your child’s educational environment. State of the School & Parent Social // February

General Information Dances

All School rules are in effect at School dances with the exception of the dress code; however, proper attire is expected. Each dance will have a posted time for arrival and departure. All Saints’ students may invite one guest to Homecoming or Prom, pre-approved by the Dean of Students. No guests will be allowed admittance to the Howdy Dance. All Upper School students and their guests are subject to Breathalyzer testing upon entry to all dances. Awards

The Upper School Awards Ceremony takes place in May. You will be notified in advance if your child will receive an award; however, all are welcome to attend. Schedule

In preparation for college, Upper School students rotate on a block schedule of four classes on one day and four different classes on the next. Students are expected to take seven classes and may elect to take a study hall or choose another course for the 8th block. Course requests are approved in early summer in order for textbooks to be ordered. Each student’s official schedule is available on The Wire just before school begins. Visitors

Upper School visitors are not allowed on campus during the school day without prior approval from the Dean of Students 24 hours before arrival. Technology & Cell Phones

In the classroom, the Upper School faculty encourages the students to use iPads, laptops and other technology tools to support learning and express ideas. Students may bring their own devices, but at no time are they required to have them. Students may bring cell phones on campus; however, they may not be used for texting or voice calls in classes, Chapel or during other scheduled school hours. Failure to follow this rule will result in disciplinary action assigned by the Dean of Students.


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Chapel Services

Upper School students attend daily prayer services three times a week and a Eucharist service every Thursday. Eucharist is protected time; off-campus appointments and other obligations are not scheduled during this time. On Wednesdays, students meet with Advisory groups, attend class meetings or hear guest speakers. Community Service

Students must complete 90 hours of community service with recognized agencies on or away from the campus in order to graduate from All Saints’ as outlined in the Community Service Guidelines available in the Upper School Office or from the Community Service Coordinator. Required hours are 15 for freshmen, 20 for sophomores, 25 for juniors and 30 for seniors. Hours earned over the summer are applied to the following year’s requirement. Philanthropy Project

During the fall semester, seniors engage in an experiential project examining community needs and making philanthropic grants to local non-profit agencies. RANGE (Research, Adventure, Nature, Geology & Ecology)

In this 16-acre natural area on campus that includes a wetland, native grassland, garden and orchard, students learn in an outdoor classroom. This natural setting provides service opportunities, conservation awareness and enhancement of scientific instruction and writing experiences. Parent Involvement

The culture of All Saints’ is centered on family. Upper School parents are encouraged to volunteer in the many activities sponsored by our parent auxiliary groups, PTO, Booster and FAME. Yearbooks

At the end of each school year, all K-12 students receive a yearbook created by the Upper School yearbook staff, comprised of students in grades 10-12. A spring supplement is distributed early the following fall. Yearbook expenses are covered by ad sales and the Student Activity Fee collected with tuition each year. Class Fundraisers

There are several fundraising efforts that help defray some of the senior year expenses: Wednesday cookie sales // Sophomore class parents Holiday Sales (Candy Cane Lane, Wreaths, Poinsettias, Baked Goods) // Junior class parents Reserved Senior class parking spaces

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Overnight Trips

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AP Biology students travel to Rockport, Padre Island and Port Aransas in the fall to research and observe habitats.

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Varsity athletic teams periodically travel to away games requiring an overnight stay. There is a tournament held at the end of each athletic season, often requiring travel to Dallas or Houston.

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Junior fine arts students travel to New York City each fall to visit museums, Broadway shows, and other cultural and historic sites.

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Upper School fine arts students travel to the ISAS Arts Festival each spring, held on various member school campuses across six states.

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Senior government students participate in Presidential Inaugurations in Washington, DC.

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There are annual exchange opportunities with our partner school, Barker College in Sydney, New South Wales Australia.

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Summer travel opportunities include Spain, Mexico, Greece and Alaska.

Communication Weekly Snapshot

The Upper School Division Assistant sends a weekly news message every Thursday with updates and upcoming events relative to the whole Upper School. The Wire/Emails

You may send messages to all faculty and staff via The Wire or email. All employees’ email addresses follow this format: FirstnameLastname@aseschool.org. You will also receive all-school emails and be included in a “Class of [Year] Parent” community group on The Wire.

Leadership and Extracurricular Opportunities Examples include: Student-Faculty Bible Study, Chess Club, Culture Club, Cum Laude Society, Guitar Club, Health Club, Honor Council, Improv Club, Knitting Club, Latin Club, Ping-Pong, Poetry Club, Solar Car Challenge, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Tertulia and Whiz Quiz Club. Small groups of students may form clubs of their choosing by securing the commitment of a faculty sponsor. Fine Arts

The Fine Arts program promotes creativity across the curriculum. Art, drama, dance and individual music students participate in the regional Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) Arts Festival and other local competitions. Students are required to take two years of Fine Arts and may also take these courses as electives.


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Athletics

All Saints’ is a member of the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC), a highly competitive independent school athletic organization, consisting of 19 schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Freshmen and sophomores are required to participate in all three seasons, while juniors and seniors are required to participate in two; a Strength and Conditioning course may be used in one season each year. Girls Sports

Fall // Ballet, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball Winter // Ballet, Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Swimming Spring // Ballet, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field Boys Sports

Fall // Cross Country, Football Winter // Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling Spring // Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Track & Field

Academics Standards

The Upper School seeks to challenge each student with an academic load that is appropriate in content and difficulty. The faculty expects students to meet their responsibility to work conscientiously in all of their courses. Each student will take a minimum of seven (7) academic courses each semester, the only exception being students enrolled in four or more AP classes. These students may take six classes and have two independent study periods. In the event that a student fails a course, this deficiency may be made up in summer school at another accredited institution with approval of the Academic Dean. However, no more than a total of two full year credits (or four semester classes) may be made up in this manner to satisfy graduation requirements of All Saints’ Episcopal School. For transfer students who fail one or more courses during their first year, re-enrollment for the following academic year may be denied. Honors and AP Courses

All classes offered in the All Saints’ Upper School are college prep. There are Honors level courses for most academic subjects beginning in 9th grade. College Board AP courses are available for juniors and seniors. All Honors and AP courses must be approved by the Academic Dean after review of teacher recommendations, grades, and standardized test scores. If the semester grade is at least an 80, two points are added for Honors classes and four points are added for AP courses. All Saints’ does not offer dual credit courses.

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Class Rank

As is true for most independent schools, All Saints’ students are not ranked. The Valedictorian and Salutatorian are named and recognized in the week leading up to Commencement. Academic and College Advising

Faculty advisors support all Upper School students through weekly meetings and regular progress checks. Advisors advocate for students throughout their time in the Upper School and assist college advisors in the application process. College advisors work closely with students and their families starting freshman year as they navigate the college search and application process. Honors College

The Tad Bird Honors College was established in the fall of 2013 to provide a challenging, enriching, creative, fulfilling and meaningful program for the most intellectually-capable, intellectually-curious and highly motivated students as they prepare for global citizenship and acceptance and matriculation into the most prestigious universities and colleges. Admission is limited and based on applications and interviews. The program provides opportunities to meet and interface with outstanding Visiting Scholars, as well as offers enhanced courses in subjects as appropriate. It is open to rising Upper School students the spring prior to freshman year. Honors Classics Diploma

The Honors Classics Diploma program offers students the opportunity to complete advanced studies in the cultural and historical manifestations of the Greco-Roman world, the Judeo-Christian tradition and the Classical legacy. Any student wishing to obtain an Honors Classics Diploma will complete four years of Latin and at least three semesters of Classics-based electives while maintaining a 90 GPA in all classics courses. After successful completion, this distinction will be noted on the graduate’s transcript. Junior Honors Thesis

Through individual exploration and with the guidance of a faculty advisor, students develop and compose a thesis in their junior year and defend it in front of a panel of peers, faculty and administrators. Honors Thesis graduates are engaged learners in the classroom and in the community. Like the Honors Classics Diploma, this distinction will be noted on the graduate’s high school transcript after successful completion of the program. Students in the Honors College are required to complete an honors thesis; it is optional for all other students. Senior Projects

The Senior Project provides students with the opportunity to engage in comprehensive investigations in fields of their choosing. Students may select from a variety of experiences including, but not limited to, internships, service projects, research and artistic performance or exhibit. Seniors begin designing their projects in January of their senior year. Senior Projects are completed during the last three weeks of the spring semester.


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Hours & Driving Protocols The class day for Upper School is 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. ··

Tutorials are available daily in every class from 7:45 – 8:30 a.m.; all students are encouraged to attend regularly.

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Students holding a valid driver’s license may be issued a parking sticker and park on campus in designated areas.

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All Saints’ is a closed campus; students remain on campus during lunch and independent study periods. A parent may give permission for a student to leave campus before dismissal for doctors’ appointments and such. With prior permission, students must pick up a pass from the Upper School Division Assistant to give to Life Safety Officers as they leave campus.

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Students must sign in or out in the Upper School office if they arrive late or leave early.

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All athletic practices are after school, with the exception of Cross Country and Swimming, which meet early mornings. Several other teams may have occasional workouts before school.

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Cell phone use is prohibited while driving on campus.

Morning Transportation

All Saints’ offers morning transportation service from the following areas: Idlewild Drive, Westover Town Hall, Monticello Park, Aledo (2 stops), the Tanglewood area and the Ridglea area. Contact Brian Edmondson at BrianEdmondson@aseschool.org for more information.

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Key Contacts Main Phone

(817) 560-5700 Facilities After Hours

(817) 223-4806 Early Childhood

(817) 560-5711 RobinPage@aseschool.org Lower School

(817) 560-5733 NancyClark@aseschool.org Middle School

(817) 560-5737 AdelineRogers@aseschool.org

Mission Statement All Saints’ Episcopal School promotes academic excellence in a nurturing, Christian environment and upholds the Anglican tradition of worship.

Upper School

(817) 560-5741 JulieghDavenport@aseschool.org The 51 Campus Store

(817) 717-4951 The51@aseschool.org Admission Office

(817) 560-5746 Admission@aseschool.org Parent Relations Manager

(817) 717-4175 MoiraTaylor@aseschool.org Communications and Marketing

(817) 935-2215 MeganHasten@aseschool.org Life Safety Office

(817) 560-8500 LifesSafety@aseschool.org School Nurse

(817) 717-4960 DallasMaki@aseschool.org

Outcome Statement A graduate of All Saints’ Episcopal School will exercise genius within through developing a relationship with God, by engaging the world, and by serving others.

Non-Discriminatory Policy All Saints’ Episcopal School administers its personnel, admission, academic, financial aid and athletic programs without regard to gender, race, religion, ethnicity or national origin.


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