The Weekly Wave
February 8, 2019
3918 LPGA Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32124
Athletic Booster Club Social & Meeting February 11, 6:30p, Houligan’s ISB Click here for the details!
WEEKLY CALENDAR Saturday, February 9 Girls Weightlifting @ FHSAA 1A State Championship; 10:30a at Panama City Arnold High School Go, Flynn!!! Monday, February 11 Booster Club Social Hour & Meeting, 6:30p @ Houligan’s ISB Tuesday, February 12 St. Paul/Sacred Hearth 7th Grade Retreat on campus; TBD Boys Basketball District 5-7A Quarter-Finals @ Seabreeze Wednesday, February 13 Mass Day; TBD Boys Basketball District 5-7A Semi-Finals Thursday, February 14 6-Week Progress Reports; TBD Girls Basketball Regional Quarter-Finals Friday, February 15 NHS Bake Sale; TBD Boys Basketball District Finals
Attendance Line: 386.492.5100
Dear Lopez Families, Over the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to talk with parents and students about the classes offered here at Father Lopez. In particular, we have had a lot of discussion regarding Dual Enrollment (DE) classes. As many of you know, public schools have wholeheartedly embraced DE. Father Lopez has joined in the enthusiasm by offering DE Aeronautical, Theology, Spanish, French, and English classes. Unlike in public school, students take these classes on our campus. They are granted credit through an accredited university - but our teachers teach the classes here. This allows us to maintain the traditional structure of the school day and minimize traffic in and out of the school. In communication with college admissions counselors, we have scrutinized our options to be sure that what we are offering is giving our students the very best chance of being accepted at their school of choice. It is well known that for the most competitive universities AP College Board classes are viewed more favorably than DE classes. Despite the rise of popularity in DE classes, the College Board AP program remains the gold standard and is considered the most rigorous course of study for high school students. For these reasons, we will be making changes next year. Click here to see a side-by-side comparison of those adjustments. This switch means our students will lose nothing in rigor or transcript impact, but will lose the extra expense. DE Theology and Embry-Riddle courses will still be offered. Upper level classes and/or the opportunity to earn college credit will not be lost. We are minimizing expenses for families and expanding access to more of our most rigorous academic schedules. We are excited about these new choices. We are also very grateful that we will be able to offer this course of study without opening our gates for students to travel to another site during the day. These days we have regular meetings about school security. During those meetings, several agencies have noted that our closed campus is an advantage that helps ensure the safety of our students. Beyond the safety issues, we believe that there is a great benefit to the high school experience offered here at Father Lopez, where classmates all belong to one community, and students are of similar age and maturity. Peace be with you, Leigh Svajko, Principal
Wednesday, February 20
Father Lopez in the News
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Lopez’s Tiera White supports homeless, teammates Girls Fab 5: Father Lopez jumps Spruce Creek into No. 1 spot
Congratulations to our Dancing Green Waves on their win (Military Division) at the Dance Team Union National Championships! This is the 16th national title for the team since its inception.
Students will participate in one of the following: senior retreat, ACT testing for juniors, or a modified 1-7 schedule for freshmen and sophomores. Please note: Lunch will not be served Buses will depart at 12:45 pm. Click here for the bell schedule Juniors - click here for ACT Info
STEP UP FOR STUDENTS OPENS FOR NEW FAMILIES New families can now apply through Step Up For Students for the income-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year. Click here for more info!
Father Lopez students will participate in the Volusia County High Schools Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibit for the first time this year! Julia Emmons and Emily Haws will have work on display at the ArtHaus exhibit which opens on Friday, February 15 and runs through March 15. Click here for more information!
Congratulations to the following students whose projects will move on to compete at the Volusia County Social Studies Fair later this month: Kaylynn Black, Savanna Cowan, Talia Hardin, Emily Haws, Victoria Jones, Claire McDonnell, Colin McDonnell, Paulina Rios, and Mathew Zirpoli. The event will take place at New Smyrna Beach High School on February 23.
Teachers Make a Difference! The Daytona Beach News-Journal is searching for outstanding educators in the community to highlight. Nominate teachers that make a difference now through May 2019. One teacher will be selected each month through May. Every selected teacher will receive a $500 classroom donation, an in-classroom presentation, framed feature article, gift basket, and invitation to the April banquet.
National Honor Society has discovered a need in our community and is asking for your help to fill it. Louise McInnis Elementary School is in a rural area of Volusia County where many of its students live well below the national poverty line. Some are even homeless. An important part of children’s physical and social development is outdoor play. Imagine though, children that cannot play with others because they have no shoes. Young children who are walking on gravel, blistering hot concrete, and through the dirt with no shoes on their feet. Imagine the pain, shame, and danger involved. This is a sad reality for too many of these children. If you would like to help, please bring money for the NHS bake sale on Friday, February 15. The goal is to raise enough money to buy 100 pairs of children’s shoes. Donations of new socks and closed toed shoes will be gratefully accepted. There is a desperate need for shoes in children’s size 10.5 all the way to women’s size 8 and men’s size 9. Thank you in advance!
Order your yearbook now online at Jostens.com. Underclassmen can order personalized yearbooks on the Josten's website. Seniors wanting personalized yearbooks need to fill out the attached form and submit it to Ms. Connell by February 15.
Save the Date for Celebrate! Annual Gala/Auction - Kentucky Derby Style! Celebrate Kentucky Derby style! Break out the big hats ’n bow ties - don’t reign it in, join the fun! Click the links below for more information:
Purchase tickets, donate items, or sponsor the event here
Printable Sponsor Form
Printable Auction Item Donation Form
Celebrate! Request Letter
March 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm - France Family Multi-Purpose Center The quest for the Celebrate! Kentucky Derby Class Championship has begun! The gate has opened and the Class of 2022 is currently in the lead. Classes are battling head-to-head in a Triple Crown of events to determine which entry will ride into the Winner’s Circle. The stakes are high for each class, so don’t reign it in. Place and show won’t matter, only the win! Family, friends, and local businesses can show their support and place their wagers (sponsorship and donations) to lead their favorite entry to victory! Parents, watch your inboxes for more information next week...