November / December 2010 All Saints Episcopal School
Head of School Message
As All Saints departs for Thanksgiving break, I wish all a safe holiday and one filled with family, friends, good food, and fellowship. As the following pages relate, we have much to be thankful for and our hard working students, faculty, and VOLUNTEERS have surely earned a relaxing respite.
The Brownâ€™s are so happy to have joined the All Saints Family and count the school and Tyler among the things for which we are most thankful. Collin, Amelia, and Mary Esten have settled in well to their new school, made new friends, and found new adventures. Kristen and I continue to enjoy the new people we meet and are grateful for the warm welcome we have received in Tyler. We plan a relaxing vacation with family.
The month ahead, though a short one for All Saints, is one filled with all facets of school life. Our older students will work hard in their classes and conclude the month with exams. Many of our students will remain active with winter sports right through to the new year. Finally, our Fine Arts program will host various campus programs celebrating the birth of Christ. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Randal E. Brown
Development Development News Who could have imagined at the beginning of this year that All Saints Episcopal School would be the recipients of the amazing gift and challenge that was given to us this year by Curtis Mewbourne? The Mewbourne Challenge – to raise $1 million for tuition assistance by September 22, 2011 and Mr. Mewbourne will match dollar for dollar – has motivated and inspired our community to support the tuition assistance program with such strong numbers that within 60 days we have secured gifts totaling over $600,000! It is clear that All Saints truly wants to open the doors to academic excellence! We have many exciting events coming our way. The All Saints Annual Fund is gaining momentum. Be on the lookout for your letter from Kay and Paul Latta, our Annual Fund Co-Chairs. The Latta’s are sharing a great personal message and are asking for a record setting year in parent participation in the annual fund.
Lauren Hammond Director of Development
Mark your calendar for February 11 for Blue, White, and You! This Mexican Fiesta event is fun for all with a live and silent auction featuring artwork from our talented students, Vince Vance and the Valiants band, and our famous tuition chance drawing! Tickets for the chance drawing will go on sale after Christmas break. ‘Tis the season for giving. We will give thanks for our many blessings, individually and as an All Saints community. We will give thoughtful presents to our loved ones and to those less fortunate. As this giving season is upon us, I am grateful to all whom through their gifts of their time, talent, or treasures have made All Saints the wonderful place that it is. Will you consider making your tax-deductible gift to All Saints before December 31? All around this campus I see students, faculty/staff and parents excited to be here, and what the future holds. I look forward
to working with each and every one of you to continue to build a firm foundation for your student and the next generation of All Saints students. Technology Gifts Excitement is in the air! The students in Mrs. Kirby’s second grade class will receive an infusion of new technology thanks to the generous gift of a donor. The classroom will be outfitted with a SMART interactive white board, new computer, document camera, multimedia equipment, and interactive response system. In addition, the students in Mrs. Williams’s fourth grade class will receive an interactive response system to complement her existing equipment. Why are they excited? It is all in the touch, well… not all. A SMART board is a hands-on large screen interactive workspace mounted on the wall that enables you to control the computer with your hand, similar to an iPad. Students can visually watch and hear curriculum
come alive on a display that is easy to see for the whole classroom and can manipulate with the touch of a hand. The interactive response system allows the teacher to instantly get feedback on lesson comprehension and gain immediate insight into student learning. All of the senses can be utilized to engage students and positively influence the learning process. Students and teachers are not the only ones excited. Gloria Zapalac, Head of Lower School, expressed her gratitude, “We are thrilled about having one of our second grade classrooms equipped with a SMART Board and response system. The children are the winners and we thank you for sharing your time, talents, and treasure with our school.” Did you know that classrooms in third though the sixth grades are also equipped with this dynamic technology? All of these resources are made possible through generous donations, making it possible to minimally impact the cost of tuition. Thank you to the All Saints community who constantly strives to make this school a place where excellence abounds for our students. All Saints Receives Grant All Saints Episcopal School has received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to support the school’s technology program. Kidd Jones worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of 2,400 available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations. Funded by the ExxonMobil Corporation, the ExxonMobil Education Alliance program is designed to provide retailers like Kidd Jones with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.
All Saints Celebrates Tyler Philanthropist Curtis W. Mewbourne and His $2 Million Challenge
ll Saints Episcopal School’s 20th Founders’ Day Celebration proved the most memorable ever as one of the school’s greatest benefactors, grandparent Curtis W. Mewbourne, was not only the honoree, but electrified the audience with a $2 million dollar fundraising challenge to the All Saints community. Every dollar All Saints can raise from donors toward the Mewbourne Endowment for Tuition Assistance, Mr. Mewbourne will match with a dollar of his own up to $1 million dollars. Mr. Mewbourne has challenged All Saints to raise its $1 million by September 22, 2011. Randal E. Brown, Head of School accepted the challenge saying, “Mr. Mewbourne has identified a critical need of the school and moved decisively to meet it, urging others to join him in a most worthwhile effort.” All Saints strives to make its outstanding education available to students meeting the academic requirements, regardless of the family’s financial circumstances. The school currently awards over $550,000 in financial aid annually, but this is not sufficient to meet the need, particularly in a soft economy. This effort will grow the financial budget toward $650,000 in a year’s time. In future years as additional donors choose to add to the endowment, they expect to further expand this budget. “This is truly an exciting time in the life of the school, paving the way for future generations of students. It is a great time to be at All Saints!” Mr. Mewbourne is the founder and owner of Mewbourne Oil Company in Tyler, Texas and a renowned philanthropist. He has a deep passion for his family, children, and education. He and his
wife Joanne’s affiliation with the school goes back to 1994. They are grandparents of nine grandchildren, five of whom live in Tyler and are All Saints students. Mr. Mewbourne’s previous gifts to the school include funding The Mewbourne Fellowship for Mathematics, an enrichment program which promotes math skills for Lower and Intermediate School students and provides training for their teachers. In 2001, the Mewbournes’ generosity provided for the Mewbourne Hall of Mathematics and Science and in 2007, Mr. Mewbourne realizing the importance of athletics to the school once again led the way by providing for Mewbourne Field, a top-of-theline football, track, and field complex. His philanthropy has also created the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma, and The Mewbourne Hall of Mathematics and Science at St. John’s Episcopal School in Houston. For information about donating to the Mewbourne Challenge contact Lauren Hammond, All Saints Episcopal School Director of Development at lhammond@ all-saints.org, 903.579.6000, or visit www. all-saints.org.
Parent Association It seems as though we (representatives of the school) are continually bombarding you (the parents) with information from the school. We send out announcements, test and quiz reminders, uniform information, event information, sports information, calendars and fund-raising opportunities – just to name a few! And you know what? You are right! We do send out quite a bit of information simply because we have a lot going on at ASES – and the PA is right in the middle of it! Rather than listing all that we have done, let me give you an insight to what we hope to be accomplishing through the PA at All Saints Episcopal School. This organization is the life blood of the parents. We are the facilitators between the faculty, staff, administration, and the parents. We have a fairly good chain of command that enables us to assimilate information quickly and efficiently to our parents via our homeroom moms and grade level representatives. We have meetings each month in order to discuss what is going on around the entire campus so the Lower School representative will have an idea of what is happening in the Upper School and so the fine arts committee members will have an idea of what is happening with our fundraising venture. We recruit Chapel moms, help
with various projects inside the classrooms and decorate the campus for the joyous season of Christmas. I go into all of this simply to let you know what we do. So many have asked, what is the PA? Who is a member and what do you have to do to join? Let me give you some of the basics. The PA is your organization and you are a member simply by being the parent or grandparent of a child attending ASES. There are no dues to pay and we offer one fundraiser a year which enables us to fund special projects benefiting every area of the school. The PA is your place to find help in whatever arena you happen to be involved with at All Saints. Now here is your part. Get involved. Give us a call and let us know how you would like to help; where your interests lie. Say yes when someone calls you and asks for your help! They are calling because they think you will do a good job! This school is so blessed to have such talented parents and there is a spot for each one of you somewhere. Time commitments vary so please don’t think if you “sign up,” you will be roped in for the
Opening Doors to Academic Excellence
If you know someone that would be interested in a tour of our campus and all the academic, fine arts, and athletic programs we offer, please call the Admissions Office @ 903.579.6000 so we can get in touch with them.
Denise Jarrett PA President
year! What makes our organization a success is that we involve all our parents – not just a few here and there. Neither our school nor our Parent Association was made a success by one or two people – it took countless numbers giving of their time and/or treasure to help build this institution in which we entrust our children. We invite you to come share your talents with us. Blessings to you all for a wonderful holiday season, Denise Jarrett 2010/2011 Parent Association President
Spiritual Life Being Good Stewards of the Earth at All Saints Episcopal School For the Conservation of Natural Resources (The Book of Common Prayer, 827) Almighty God, in giving us dominion over things on earth, you made us fellow workers in your creation: Give us wisdom and reverence so to use the resources of nature, that no one may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet to come may continue to praise you for your bounty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. If you have attended church, any church, in the past few months chances are you may have realized this is the “stewardship” season of the church— when pledges are taken and calculated and budgets are created for the work of the church that will occur in the upcoming year. We are asked to give of what we have been given by God so that the church can continue to do God’s work in the world. We are reminded that all we have has been given to us by God and that we are to be “faithful stewards of thy bounty.”
Kirkland Knight Chaplain
I believe that to be true, that we are to be faithful stewards of all that God has given us, but I think we need to remember what God gave us first—the earth. When we think of the financial gifts that we have and how we use them, we do with painstaking detail and care. But is our accounting as thoughtful when we think about how we use the earth and its resources? Do we put the same time and forethought into how we consume and/ or conserve the natural world which was given into our care by God? The students at All Saints Episcopal School have formed The Green Club and are single-handedly leading the effort to begin a recycling program at the school. But what can you as a parent, family member, or friend do to help with environmental issues at All Saints? Typically there are three areas that we think of when it comes to taking care of our environment, God’s creation and those things are the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Reduce: our waste-watch what we pack in lunches, buy things with less packaging
or recycled / recyclable packaging; our pollution by not idling in the parking lot or pick-up line when the weather allows Reuse: containers for lunches like plastic containers that can be washed instead of bags that are thrown away; backpacks and school supplies that are still good; uniforms and athletic clothes in the Swap Shop Recycle: bottles, cans and paper, and everything else we can; whether it’s putting something in a recycling bin or finding another use for something old rather than throwing it away helps us all remember that all of our trash has to go somewhere These are a few simple examples that we can all do that will help us be good stewards of the earth that God has entrusted to us. This is not about politics, this is about realizing that just like our monetary resources, our natural resources are limited. We have to do the best we can to be mindful of how we use them. I believe that just as God calls us to be stewards of the gifts that we possess, we are to be good stewards of the gifts that we all share.
Gloria Zapalac Head of Lower School
4K Learns Through Special Letter days School is off to a great start, especially in our 4K classrooms! September was busy with learning their letters in fun ways: such as Dot Day for the letter D and Scarecrow Day to reinforce the letter S. Some other exciting news in 4K was their field trips, which included a visit to Fire Station No. 5 and to the pumpkin patch at Camp Tyler. They are busy learning their special Thanksgiving songs to share with the Senior Citizens of Atria Willow Park Senior Community. Our students will be dressed in their Native American attire that they have created in class. Another fabulous happening at All Saints includes weekly visits from Therapets. There is always a hub of activity in 4K.
First Grade First grade had a wonderful beginning to the year. They have had fun learning about Johnny Appleseed, Christopher Columbus, and dinosaurs. They concluded their dinosaur unit with their Box-a-saurus projects. Students researched a dinosaur then created a model of the dinosaur using recycled items. The teachers were blown away by their creativity! They had their first field trip on November 2. They attended Michael Cooper’s Masked Marvels and Wondertales at UT Tyler’s Cowan Center. In December they will begin their Christmas Around the World unit. They will be learning about the Christmas customs of countries around the world.
5K Has Been Busy! Our 5K students hosted their dads for “Dads and Donuts.” Their Dog Show was also a huge success. Spider Spectacular and their field trip to the Pumpkin Patch made October a busy month. The 5K Pow Wow will culminate their Thanksgiving unit.
Second Grade Second graders have been studying about the pilgrims! The pilgrims wanted to worship God freely, so they left England and traveled to the New World. The students learned about the difficult trip to the New World on the Mayflower. They also learned about the hardships they endured that first winter while they were building their homes, but the Lord was faithful and helped them to establish the Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation Village in 1627! Each student who made a house researched information about the family who built and lived in that house. The second graders also read two books about life as a pilgrim child – Sarah Morton’s Day and Samuel Eaton’s Day. The students will act like pilgrim children and stand while eating their Thanksgiving Feast before the Thanksgiving break, and they will recite Psalm 100 by memory!
Primer The 2010 – 2011 Primer class kicked off the school year with a study of animals. The class took a field trip on October 7 to Caldwell Zoo. The beautiful fall day was enjoyed by students, parents, and grandparents! The highlight of the day was posing for a Kodak moment on the red truck and petting the goats. The Primer students visited the zoo classroom and had a wonderful picnic. Flat Stanley was mailed off and his farthest destination was Denmark!
Third Grade October was a busy month in the third grade classrooms. They enjoyed finding out who their Senior Trojans were for the year, performed in their 3rd and 4th grade musical, took a field trip to Edgewood, enjoyed Halloween parties, and introduced our Grandfriends to our school and classrooms. One of our favorite highlights occurred on October 27. Third grade traveled to Edgewood Historical Park for a step back in time. The students learned about the life of early settlers in the East Texas area. They visited replicas of dogtrot houses, a barber shop, Tom’s Café where it was reported that the infamous Bonnie and Clyde made a stop, an old general store, a one-room school house, and a church. After the tour, the children had a picnic on the church grounds. When the children returned to school, they wrote a story about their trip. Audrey Baker wrote the following account: “Yesterday, I went to Edgewood Historical Park. I learned a lot of cool stuff. One thing I learned was that if there was a barber’s pole and it was turning around, then a barber could bleed you if you were sick. I also learned how to grind corn. One way was to get a rock and set the corn on it and pound it with another rock. I also learned about a dogtrot house. A dogtrot is a building that is open to the outdoors and when it got too hot the family would sleep outside in the hallway. If the family had a dog, the dog would sleep with them. When the dog heard something in the night, it would run over the people and run out.” Fourth Grade Fourth grade started the year out with the study of landforms in science and social studies. The students made examples of the landforms as a project to be shared with everyone by a display in the fourth
grade hall. The students started in September writing stories to be typed and illustrated, then sent to our publisher for a “real book” that will be published for each child in April. Our first story was about an unusual hat brought from home. It was a descriptive story which included an adventure with the hat. The second story was a Fall/October writing. The students have now finished their third story about a child that wakes up on Thanksgiving morning to find that they have turned into a turkey. All the fourth graders are enjoying being a math and science buddy (for the first time) to the 2nd graders. The students are also enjoying making creative book reports on the books that we read every three weeks. Knowing Science Kindergarten and Primer have the wonderful opportunity to pilot a new program called “Knowing Science.” They have been busy learning how to measure during their time in math enrichment and their classroom. Students have learned how to compare, sequence, and measure objects using unit cubes, rulers, and tape measures. They have learned both standard and metric units of measurement. As they continue their study of measurement, they will soon begin to apply their learning as they study forces in physics. Marcy Cook Training Conference The Lower School teachers in grades 4K – 4 along with Cindy Pointer, Jaime Warren, and Gloria Zapalac attended a Marcy Cook math training conference in October. Marcy Cook is a master educator, author, and math specialist teaching workshops throughout the United States and internationally. Marcy motivates teachers to make math a meaningful and exciting experience. As a result, our teachers left her workshop with dozens of practical ideas and more enthusiasm for math and teaching. Teachers are using many of her
TILING activities and 100 Chart critical thinking lessons. Several topics that were covered in the workshop included manipulatives, communicating math, cooperative math experiences, active mathematical thinking, problem solving, creating an exciting math environment, provoking thought, challenging students to thinking, estimation, and mental math. Lower School Announcements Fifteen amazing 4th graders produce the morning announcements for the Lower School each morning (including two sets of twins). By 7:45 a.m. they have completed the show and are off to class. The announcements run on our schoolwide channel 3 at 8 a.m. each school day, and are available to the public from the All Saints web site (click on Academics, then click on Lower School) or YouTube channel ASESLower1. Coop Club The Coop Club has had a very productive fall. Approximately 20 - 25 students in grades 2 – 5 meet monthly to further their interest in backyard chickens. The club learns about the history and characteristics of different breeds, care and feeding, proper housing, use of informational web sites and available technology, and how to cook with eggs. Information is delivered to students by personal reports, hands on demonstrations, and technology including PowerPoint, web sites, e-mail and Skype. So far the students have corresponded with student author Terry Golson and learned about her book, Tillie Lays an Egg with a report by 2nd grader Grant M. The students have even Skyped with Derek Sasaki from MyPetChicken. com. Backyard Biosecurity was taught using DVDs and printed materials provided by the United States Department of Agriculture at the November meeting coinciding with National Bird Health Week. The club is lead by its officers:
President – Grant M. (5th grade), Vice President - Harrison K. (5th grade), and Secretary – Owen H. (5th grade). Junior Master Gardeners Our very first Junior Master Gardeners have been very busy during the first session. We made a compost mix and collected soil samples from three locations. While Elvis sang to All Shook Up the gardeners shook jars of soil and water, and watched sand, silt, and clay settle out. They built garden buddies, learned about insects and arachnids – both good and bad. They discussed plant diseases and how to prevent them and planted strawberries in the container garden for spring harvest. Don’t be caught red-handed! Our part two session will begin in the spring for an additional eight weeks. When complete, Junior Master Gardener certificates will be presented to the students, through Texas A&M University. Members of the Smith County Master Gardeners who have helped with this program include: Jim Powell, George Weisser, Robert Leffingwell, Pat Welch, Jean Smith, and Ken Stegall. Odyssey of the Mind Odyssey of the Mind teams have been formed and the teams are meeting regularly. The judges were very impressed with all of the students who tried out for the teams and had a difficult time in making their decisions. Teams and their coaches include: Primary Team 2nd Grade Coach – Cindy Culwell; team members Kevin C., Cameron F., Abigail H., Sarah H., Gabrielle M., Zachary R., and Tanner S. Competing Team 3rd Grade Coaches - Mary Davis and Andria Stein; team members - Christian B., Eliza C., Preston D., Zane H., Laynie H., Jack S., and Renn S.
Competing Team 4th Grade Coach – Cindy Culwell; team members - Amelia B., Dylan E., Rob H., Aubrey H., Noah J., Morgan S., and Madeline R. PA Fundraiser Winners Prizewinners for the Parent Association’s fundraiser have been announced. They are as follows - Top Seller: Madi B. (Ms. Zapalac for a day); Top Selling Class: Williams 4th Grade; PE Top Sellers: 4K – Braxton B., 5K – Taylor M., Primer & 1st– Weston W., 2nd – Braden W., 3rd – Eliza C., 4th – Monica H.; Free Dress Day: Braxton B. (Edgemon 4K); Zoe Grace M. and Taylor M. (Lewis 5K); Taylor P., Caroline T., and Weston W. (Culwell 1st); Madi B., Lily H., and Solon H. (Smith 1st); Maggie M. and Charlotte H. (Goodlett 2nd); Braden W. (Kirby 2nd); Patrick H. and Conley Cavender (Roseberry 2nd); Eliza C. (Roesch 3rd); Olivia Y., Audrey B., Emma G., Sydnie W., and Cameron E. (Stewart 3rd); Sadie W., Monica H., Jaylen W., Noah J., and Anna Grace H. (Williams 4th); Ethan D. and Grace W. (Magliolo 4th); Lauren D., Brian H., Anne W., and Jayden T. (Borgeson 4th).
p.m. PE top sellers in grades 5K - 3rd taught PE on Wednesday, November 17. The 4K winner led PE on Tuesday, November 16. The Free Dress Day for winners will be Wednesday, December 1. Madi B. served as Head of Lower School on Friday, November 19. Fire Prevention Poster Winners Congratulations to our Fire Prevention Poster winners: Maryn D. (Primer), Dustyn R. (1st), and Hadyn J. (3rd) that were recognized on November 15 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center Building. Chess Open On November 6, All Saints hosted the K – 12 Chess Open on campus. Congratulations to our winners: Reserve Section Individual Winners – Barrett L. (3rd Place) and Christian K. (5th Place); Open Section Team Standing – All Saints Episcopal School (6th Place); Reserve Section Team Standing - All Saints Episcopal School (1st Place).
The Ice Cream Sundae Party for Mrs. Williams’s class was held Friday, November 19 from 2 – 3
Intermediate and Middle School
Kathy Wood Head of Intermediate/Middle School
Advisory, a Hallmark of Independent School Education “The ability to design and implement programs specifically prepared to meet the needs of the young people in each of the schools is a hallmark of independent education.” This quote from the Southern Association of Independent Schools web site clearly describes the purpose of an advisory program. Designed to provide an environment, outside of the academic classroom, to foster bonding among a group of students, advisory activities promote the desire for students to feel accepted and valued.
What really happens during Middle School advisory on Thursdays? Contrary to popular belief, advisory is far more than simply an opportunity to share donuts and snacks! It is a designated time each week when a Middle School teacher and
a group of advisees come together to explore community values and discuss topics of interest, ranging from leadership qualities, courage or bullying to current events. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, an honors student or not, artistically talented or athletically inclined...all students have the opportunity to respectfully voice their opinions on the topic for discussion. We offer an “advisory study” time on alternate weeks, recognizing the need and providing a quiet time for our advisees to study or work on assignments. PSIA and Academic Rodeo practices also take place during advisory study time. A Busy Fall for Intermediate School students In early October, the sixth graders had a wonderful time on their first overnight field trip to Fossil Rim and Dinosaur
Valley State Park. As a conclusion to their unit study of the earth’s history and fossils, they toured the wildlife park, then walked the Paluxy River and discovered dinosaur footprints that had been fossilized for over 65 million years ago. All Intermediate School students had the opportunity to see the presentation of “The Little Princess” at the Tyler Civic Theatre, where our own Middle School student, Lexi R. played a leading role in the production. Intermediate School bands and choirs gave outstanding performances at the Fall Cookout and at Grandfriends Day. During the week before the Thanksgiving holidays, students participated in three days of ERB standardized testing. These tests are normed with other independent schools, thus allowing All Saints to be compared to other students in peer ISAS schools and the best schools in
the country. Fall testing will allow administrators and parents to receive test scores and information concerning curriculum analysis in the spring. Afterschool enrichment clubs, such as the Improv Club and the Anchor Club, have been popular activities for the Intermediate School students. Students also enjoy the Musical Theater club, as well as the Chess Club and the strings program. 72% of the ASES 7th Graders Invited to Participate in Duke TIPS All Saints is proud to announce that 72% of the 7th graders have been invited to participate in the 31st annual Duke University Talent Identification Program. Students qualified by scoring at the 95th percentile or higher on designated subtests or with a total composite score on standardized tests. An additional way to qualify was to earn a score of 125 or above on an IQ test no more than two years old. Students who qualified for this honor may register with the Duke TIP program to take either the ACT or SAT college entrance exams as a 7th grader. Middle School Artwork at the Tyler Museum of Art Over 50 pieces of art designed by the Middle School art students were displayed at the Tyler Museum’s “Day of the Dead” exhibit. The students created current day Calaveras, skeletons portrayed in humorous situations, inspired by those of the famous Mexican printmaker, Jose Guadalupe Posada. Angel Tree Project Proves to be a Highlight of the Holiday Season for All Saints Students The students in the Intermediate School are looking forward to helping others less fortunate during the Holiday Season. On Tuesday, November 30, they will travel to Target to shop for their special “angels.” After enjoying a pizza lunch at Chuck E. Cheese on December 3, the Middle School advisory groups will shop at Target and Walmart to find those special gifts for the Salvation Army’s children in need. Intermediate School Christmas Parties All students in the Intermediate School will celebrate the holiday season with a Christmas Party in the Student Center on Friday, December 17. The 6th graders will begin their celebration at 8:15 a.m., to be followed by the 5th graders at 9
a.m. Following food and festivities, the students will enjoy a Christmas movie in the Auditorium. Middle School Semester Exam Schedule All Middle and Upper School students will be dismissed at noon on Tuesday, December 14, in order to use the extended study time to prepare for the first semester exams. The Middle School exam schedule is as follows: Wednesday, December 15 Math exam 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. History exam 11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Note: Any student taking an Upper School math course will have an exam from 9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Thursday, December 16 Science exam 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. English exam 11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday, December 17 Foreign Language exam (only for 8th graders taking an Upper School course) 9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
7th Grade Austin/San Antonio Class Trip On Thursday, February 17, the 7th graders will depart for three days of fun in Austin and San Antonio. The trip appropriately
coincides with the 7th grade studies of Texas history and life science. The students and chaperones will enjoy visits to the Texas State Capitol, SeaWorld, the Alamo, and the Texas Institute of Culture, just to mention a few attractions. Students will return to All Saints on Saturday, February 19. If you need more information about the 7th grade class trip, please contact Kathy Wood. 8th Graders Anxiously Await a Washington D.C. Adventure The 8th graders anxiously await the trip that represents the culmination of hard work and accomplishments in the Middle School. They will depart on Thursday, February 17 for Washington D.C. and return to All Saints on Sunday, February 20. The students will attempt to see many of the important sights and sounds of our nation’s capital, gaining a greater appreciation for the historical significance and the current decisions that originate in this city of world-wide influence. For more information concerning the 8th grade trip, contact Kyle Edgemon, the trip sponsor. Attention Eighth Grade Parents If you have not set up your academic conference time with Mr. Edgemon to select courses for the 2010 - 2011 school year, you can do so by calling Patricia Jacks at 903.579.6000, ext. 2212. Mr. Edgemon would like to meet with all eighth grade families by the end of January.
Upper School Middle School Information Attention Eighth Grade Parents If you have not set up your academic conference time with Mr. Edgemon to select courses for the 2010-2011 school year, you can do so by calling Patricia Jacks at 903-579-6000, ext. 2212. Mr. Edgemon would like to meet with all eighth grade families by the end of January. Upper School Information National Merit Four students from All Saints, who took the 2009 Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/ NMSQT), met the requirements to enter the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. Each of these students is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants of some 1.5 million college-bound juniors who took the PSAT in October 2009. In September 2010, of the more than 50,000 students being offered this service, about 16,000 have been named National Merit Program Semifinalists, representing the top scores in each state, and approximately 34,000 other scores will be named Commended Scholars. Finalists will be named in February 2011 and have an opportunity to compete for 8,200 Merit Scholarships. Congratulations to Austin M., Taylor R., and Madison B. who have been named National Merit Commended Scholars. Rachael G. is one of the 16,000 vying for finalist.
Kyle Edgemon Head of Upper School
UT Tyler Math Competition On Thursday, November 4, UT Tyler hosted a Mathematics Challenge. Three schools were represented: Robert E. Lee, The Brook Hill School, and All Saints Episcopal School. Approximately 100 students were involved in the competition. In the morning, subject area tests were taken in Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, and Calculus. In the afternoon, teams consisting of four students from each school participated in the Quiz Bowl. All Saints was very well represented by 34 students. The top three winners in each category were presented medals: Geometry - Abby R. tied for 2nd place; Algebra II - Patrick C. tied for 3rd place; Precalculus - Eve C. / Luke E. / Austin M. / John N. / Billy S. TIED FOR FIRST PLACE WITH PERFECT SCORES!; and Calculus - Taylor R. tied for 1st place. We are extremely proud of all 34 students who participated in the event. All the students are excellent representatives of our school and are excellent examples of the strength of our academic program. Field Trip to Nasher Sculpture Center On Tuesday, September 12, the Sculpture / Ceramics students visited the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. They received a guided tour with docents calling individual students by name and directed
comments and questions directly to them. Students were also able to use headsets to strike out on their own and seek information on works of art. It was an outstanding excursion and well received by the student artists. Emerging Leaders Conference A select group of All Saints juniors attended the inaugural Emerging Leaders Conference, hosted by UT Tyler. Students discussed and debated ethics and integrity as it relates to cheating. Students include: Elena C., Lauren M., Anna C., Rachel Y., Ella L. (front row); Jeremy T., Andrew L., John N., Javi V., and Hale B. AP Scholars Awards Eighteen students at All Saints Episcopal School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. AP At All Saints Episcopal School Five students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Erika F., Kristin G., Alec L., Sarah S., and Sarah W. Two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Ali E. and Roy K. Eleven students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Hassan A., Alisa C., McKenzie C., Rachael G., Alexandra H., Ethan H., Harrison J., Katherine L., Gracie S., Megan U. and Jessica W. Through more than 30 different collegelevel courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP exams are aligned with the same high
standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP. The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college readiness, college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid and enrollment. Among its widely recognized programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®), SpringBoard® and ACCUPLACER®. The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities and concerns.
Homecoming Homecoming Week was a blast! Students and faculty showed their school spirit by participating in dress-up days and evening activities. The juniors beat the faculty in the annual flag football tournament. Over 100 students participated in the volleyball tournament and our first ever Improv Show proved to be a really fun event, and one that we plan to continue! Friday was a spirit-filled day as students dressed in blue and white and girls showed off their beautiful mums. The festivities began as cheerleaders pumped up our fans at the pep rally, alumni gathered to tailgate, and families enjoyed Trunk or Treat. The day ended with a hard-fought football game versus Irving Highlands. Students also enjoyed the homecoming dance on Saturday night. Thank you to the Student Senate for the fabulous decorations and help with activities throughout the week. In addition, thank you to our All Saints community for all of your help to make this a special week. 2010 Homecoming Court King and Queen Jack S. and Sydney B. King and Queen Nominees William B. Evelyn C. Jack S. Rachael G. Junior Representatives Andrew L. and Kaitlyn H.
Sophomore Representatives Ruben D. and Katrina K.
December 10 at Rachel Y.’s house. Feliz Navidad!
Freshman Representatives Nick B. and Gabrielle B.
Bicycle Club has had two rides; one in the Cascades on September 2, and one on the mountain bike trails at Faulkner Park on October 30. The club participated in the Operation Christmas Child program, and will take part in another community service project.
Fine Arts Representatives Baxter E. and Tori P. Athletics Representatives Brad R. and Cambridge B. Clubs and Organizations All Saints Upper School clubs have been very active and hard at work this semester - holding meetings, planning social events and service projects. Take a closer look at how much fun these clubs are having, and how they are making a difference in our community: The Spanish Club has 96 members this year. Los Amigos club sponsored “Coats for Kids “during the month of October. The club brought in 106 abrigos (coats). We also participated in Trunk or Treat at this year’s homecoming game. November will be the month that we will kick off the canned food drive. This is a competition between the grade levels. Freshmen will bring their cans to Sra. Ferguson’s room; sophomores will take their cans to Sra. Perry’s room; juniors will take their cans to Mrs. Glenn’s (physics teacher) room; and the seniors will take their cans to Mrs. Billings’s room. The class who brings the most cans will be rewarded an off campus for lunch! The canned food drive runs from November 17 through December 8. The Los Amigos’ Christmas party will be
The French Club will be having a bake sale on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at break and lunch. They are also collecting blankets for PATH until Dec 16. They will continue to collect different items for PATH throughout the school year. The Ping Pong Club hosted their first tournament on November 7. Over 25 students and parents participated. Upper School Clubs Following are the Upper School clubs, sponsors and officers for the 2010-2011 school year: Art Club - Millie Piwonka President Elena C. Vice President Kenisha H. Secretaries Baxter E. Treasurer Leslie N. Events Coordinator Kaitlyn H. Exhibit Coordinator Katie P. Bicycle Club – Patricia Jacks President Brent H. VP/Event Planner Gabrielle B. Treasurer Colin C.
Culinary Club – Becky Berry President Claire R. Vice President Madison B. Secretary Sarah F. Treasurer Taylor R. Social Chair Cloyee’ J. FCA Huddle Leaders – Eddie Francis Blake B. John N. J.B. Brumfield Harrison P. Hale B. Claire R. Luke E. Rachel Y. Lane M. French Club – Veronique Gauthier Présidente Claire C. Vice Présidente Kathryn N. Secrétaire Nick B. Trésoriére Jasmine O. Green Club – Ashley Wilson President Neiman J. Vice President Javi V. Secretary Luci B. Treasurer Mary Grace F. Committee Over Chair. Morgann R. History Club – Tom Marsh President Baxter E. Vice President Will S. Secretary Andrew L. Treasurer Jeremy T. Activities Chairman Elena C. Improv Club – Nancy Satterfield President Jake S. Vice President Luke N. Service Chair William T. Photographer Jyssica Y. Technical Chair Austin G. Literary Magazine – Ashley Wilson Executive Editors Rachael G. , Neiman J. Editorial Staff Ally M., Lauren M., Ella L., Jake S., Hale B., John N., Austin G. Los Amigos Club - Jennifer Ferguson President Eve C. Vice President Kenisha H. Secretary/Treasurer Rachel Y. Parliamentarian Maddie F. Social Chairman Ella L.
National Honor Society - Sharon Birtcher President Jake S. Vice President Rachael G. Secretary Eve C. Treasurer Taylor R. Ping Pong Club – Kyle Edgemon President John N. Vice President Luke E. Secretary/Historian Anna C. Treasurer Cassidy L. Bracket Master Megan L. Young Democrats - Ashley Wilson President Lauren M. Vice President Kendall P. Secretary Patrick C. Treasurer Kedra P. Young Republicans – Tom Marsh President Hale B. Vice President Jeremy T. Secretary William S. Treasurer Ruben D. Activity Chair Hance J. All Saints Annual Blood Drive The All Saints Annual Blood Drive will take place on January 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Davis Gym. This year 16 year olds will now be able to give blood. We are hoping to surpass our total units of blood donated from last year. The blood drive is open to faculty, students, and parents. We would love to see everyone give the gift of life for a cause that desperately needs help. Christmas Coffee House Our Christmas Coffee House for our Upper School students is just around the corner. It will be December 7. Upper School students who have a talent they want to put on display are encouraged to sign up in the Upper School office. Coffee House is a time when the sights and sounds of our Upper School students echo throughout our campus. We look forward to a wonderful time.
5th, qualifying him to compete for a scholarship at the Northeast Texas Debate Association Championship. In Public Forum Debate, the team of Abby R. and Amy P. placed 7th, the team of Logan K. and Nicholas B. placed 6th, and the team of Ellis G. and Chandler M. placed 5th – all of them went 3-1. This is especially exciting, since for most of them, it was their first tournament! Also, in Student Congress, Ellis G., Ella L., and Aaron F. placed 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively in their House, while Javi V. placed third and Kate R. won GOLD in their Student Congress House. Finally, special congratulations to Kate for earning a degree of Excellence with the National Forensic League, and Ella for earning the highest degree on the team so far – Special Distinction. Way to go, Debate team! The following weekend, October 9, the Debate Team traveled to Bullard and every All Saints student that competed earned a medal. In Public Forum Debate: Alex L. and Patrick C. – 5th Ellis G. & Bryant L. – 3rd Logan K. & Nicholas B. – 2nd Ella L. & Lauren M. – 1st In Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Kate R. placed 3rd The team’s next tournament was November 6 at Skyline High School in Dallas. •
In Public Forum Debate, placing
4th was the team of Bryant L. and Ellis G., while Chandler M. and John S. placed 5th. In Lincoln Douglas Debate, John N. placed 6th, qualifying him to compete at the NTDA scholarship tournament in March, while Austin G. placed 4th and earned the Top LD Speaker award. In Congressional Debate, House 1, Bryant L. won 6th place, Aaron F. won 3rd place, and Lauren M. won 1st. In House 2, Patrick C. won 6th, Chandler M. won 4th, Ellis G. won 2nd, and Austin M. won 1st. Austin also won the overall Top Legislator Award.
With all of the awards, All Saints received the third place Sweepstakes award. There were 24 schools present. Most recently, the TAPPS academic team competed at Whitehouse. There were 39 schools competing and All Saints was at the top of the pack. • • •
Breaking into the semifinals in Persuasive speaking were Ella L., Bryant L., Ellis G., and Will S. In CX Debate, the team of Ella L. and Javi V. placed 8th In Public Forum Debate, Nick B. and Thomas S. placed 4th, Ellis G. and Bryant L. placed 3rd, and freshmen Chandler M. and Tyler R. brought home the gold! Also, for the first time, All
Debate This year, the Debate Team is continuing a tradition of success while growing in size – there are currently 27 members on the team. On Oct. 2, the Speech & Debate Team did a GREAT job at the Van tournament. In Lincoln-Douglas debate, Austin G. went 3-1 and placed 15
Saints competed in our academic TAPPS events: Spelling, Literary Criticism, and Ready Writing. Placing 5thh in Ready Writing was Lauren M., while Austin G. earned the silver medal. Thank you Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Billings and Mr. Marsh for helping sponsor your events at the tournament.
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Way to go, academic team!!! Finally, congratulations to the newest members of the National Forensic League – a national speech and debate honor society: Nicholas B., Patrick C., Logan K., Alex L., Lauren M., Tyler R., Amy P., Abigail R., Thomas S., Chandler M., Austin M., and John S. Next weekend, the Debate Team will compete at Athens High School and will end the year by hosting a tournament of our own on December 3 and 4. Community Service All community service forms for the current year must be turned into the Upper School office by April 1, 2011. Ideally, a student will turn in their service hours to the Upper School office as soon as they are worked. If students do not turn in their forms by this date, the hours will not count towards the 60 hours for graduation. If a student needs some ideas of where to receive service hours, a list of various opportunities is posted on the daily announcements. Announcements and a current list of area organizations are provided on our web site at www.allsaints.org. Class of 2011 Proceeds with Confidence Unlike any class before them, the 45 members of the Class of 2011 have already submitted over 180 applications to colleges and universities nationwide. With strategic preparation starting the fall of their freshman year, seniors were ready to boast a completed activity resume, three college-application-ready essays, a yearlong history of SAT and ACT scores, and three letters of recommendations from their teachers to colleges of their choice. To date, seniors have been offered college acceptances. They continue to proceed with confidence, gracefully tracking through the requirement of each college and meeting deadlines with ease. It is 16
the goal of each senior to complete all applications by December 17, potentially submitting close to 225 applications this year. Score Interpretations Scheduled PLAN scores have arrived, and we expect PSAT scores before Christmas break! Score interpretation sessions will be conducted as follows: 11th grade PSAT interpretation for parents will be held in the Rogers Hall Library on Thursday, January 13, from 3:25 – 4:15 p.m. 10th grade PSAT/PLAN interpretation for parents will be held in the Rogers Hall Library computer lab on Wednesday, January 12, from 3:25 – 4:15 p.m. 9th grade EXPLORE interpretation for parents was held during the 9th grade Brown Bag Lunch in October. Scores will be interpreted with students in English classes on Tuesday, January 11. Official reports will be mailed home to families after the Christmas break for your review along with additional information on the score interpretation sessions. Students will participate in small group sessions through their English classes to go over results and assess achievement. College Nights The Office of Academic and College Advising will go over steps of the college application process and what students should be doing now in preparation. Topics include: Texas Common Application, résumé components, the importance of essays and what colleges look for in a prospective student. Attendance is highly recommended; you don’t want to miss out. We’ll meet at TJC West Campus (next to Rudy’s). A light dinner will be served.
11th grade College Night for Students and Parents: Wednesday, January 19, from 6 – 8 p.m. 12th grade College Night for Students and Parents: Wednesday, January 26, from 6– 8 p.m. Brown Bag We are continuing the Brown Bag program. This is a forum of communication between school and home. By having meetings each semester by grade level, the core teachers for each grade will attend to discuss grade level issues such as homework expectations, overview of curriculum and college guidance. Upper School Final Exam Schedule Dead days (no test or quiz) Monday, December 13, Tuesday, December 14 (noon dismissal on Tuesday…all 7 classes meet)
December 15: 9 – 10:50 a.m. Math 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. History December 16: 9 – 10:50 a.m. Science 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. English December 17: 9 – 10:50 a.m. Foreign Language 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Extra exams or makeup exams
Report Cards Report cards will be posted to Net Classroom by Tuesday, January 4, and mailed by the end of that week.
Fine Arts Nasher Sculpture Center All Sculpture / Ceramics students were treated to a trip to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas on October 12. Officials at the Nasher waived our admission fee, then provided two guided tours for two groups. Each student was assigned a particular artist to focus on, and our tour directors were informed of these assignments before we arrived. The tours they gave us were tailored for our groups, and the docents were able to engage particular students when presenting works by their artists. After the docent tours, students were permitted to use headsets to view the works at the center. The students were very enthusiastic about the excursion, and, in the week that followed, they individually presented reports to their classes on their assigned artists. They learned something about noted sculptors, they saw a beautiful exhibit of priceless
Jennifer Furr Director of Fine Arts works, and they came home inspired to create art. Lower and Intermediate School Artists of the Month The Lower School artists for the month of November are: Sylvie W., 5K, with printmaking; Eli S., Primer, with gourds and pumpkin collage; Tabitha H., 1st grade, with her Grandfriends portrait; Katie K., 2nd grade, with Monet’s Backyard Painting; Sydney M., 3rd grade, with Hopi Sand Painting, Mandala; Asher F., 4th grade, with Action Expressionism; Lexi Hossley, 5th grade, with her self portrait with personal symbols; and Zain Y., 6th grade, with a Greek Urn, scratchboard. The artwork of these talented students is currently on display outside the Lower School office. Please stop by for a viewing. Tyler Museum ‘Day of the Dead’ Exhibit Artwork by All Saints Middle school art
students was featured in the Tyler Art Museum’s Day of the Dead art show. All Saints was the only area private school represented in the show. Students created current day Calaveras (skeletons portrayed in humorous situations) inspired by those of famous Mexican printmaker, Jose Guadalupe Posada. The scratchboard Calaveras drawings were “framed” with items found on traditional Day of the Dead altars. Students made papel cortado (brightly colored paper cutouts), “sugar skulls” and paper marigolds to decorate their art. Middle School Self Portraits with “MY WORD” Lettering Currently on display in Genecov are the most recent Middle School art projects. Colorful digitally altered self portraits hang overhead with the flip side having painted lettering of a word or short phrase the student chose as the one most descriptive of themselves. Very fun! The
next project is painting a self portrait using the same digital image. “A Year with Frog and Toad, Kids!” Mrs. Cromer’s after-school musical theater programs are proud to present “A Year with Frog and Toad, Kids!” on Dec. 7 and 9 at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium. The show will feature the 3rd and 4th grade musical theater class on Dec. 7 and the 5th and 6th grade class on Dec. 9. This is the perfect show to enjoy with the entire family! Admission is free. Middle & Upper School Theater Showcase The Middle School theater class will mount a production of The Ballad of King Windowglass, by Jack Kurtz, December 8 in the auditorium at 6:30 pm. In this Christmas play, a king endeavors to present a gift to a peasant but encounters unanticipated difficulties regarding political correctness. Please join us for this lively Christmas farce based on the carol “Good King Wenceslas.” I’m Not Ebenezer Scrooge, by Tim Kochenderfer, will be presented by the Upper School theater class on the same night. After being dumped on Christmas Eve, Carter’s holiday goes from bad to worse when the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future mistake him for Scrooge. Come see the famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge haunt an unsuspecting, slightly dimwitted, modern-day penny pincher in this hilarious spoof of the quintessential Christmas classic. This Upper School production will follow the Middle School play after a brief intermission. All-Region Choir Students Seven members of Heart 2 Heart, the Upper School choir, were selected for the TMEA All-Region Choir. Congratulations go out to Kate H., Claire R., Rachael G., William H., Austin M., Jake S., and Austin M. These students competed against public and private school choir students from all over East Texas on September 25 and continued to the second round of auditions on November 9 in hopes of reaching the All-State choir. William H., Jake S., and Austin M. passed and they 18
will then have to pass a third audition on January 8. For the All-Region and AllState choir auditions, students are required to prepare pieces by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Beethoven, Lauridson, Stroope, Rutter, etc. They performed these selections at the UT Tyler Cowan Center on Nov. 13. On October 9, eight Middle School choir members were chosen for the Middle School All-Region choir. Congratulations go out to Callie C., Zane L., Betsy M., Kenzie C., Lexie R., Brock L., Parker T., and Noah F. Seven of the eight All Saints students who made the All-Region choir ranked within the top 5 of their sections. Approximately 475 public and private 7th and 8th grade students from all over East Texas auditioned for the choir with only 200 chosen. This choir also performed on November 13 at the Cowan Center. 7th Annual Christmas Madrigal Dinner Come help Heart 2 Heart and the Middle
Spring Musical: “Guys and Dolls” All Saints annual musical has moved! We will be mounting a production of “Guys and Dolls” this year in the spring. This exciting production features gamblers, dance hall girls, preachers, New York City, great music, and a whole lot more fun than I can list. Ms. Martin and Mrs. Furr will need singers and non-singers, dancers and non-dancers, and people willing to have a great time with an exciting show. Auditions will be held on January 6 - 7, 2011 in the choir room. There will be an important informational meeting on December 10 from 4 to 4:30 p.m. and an audition workshop on December 15 from 4 to 5 (both in the choir room). Upcoming Christmas Events What would the Christmas season be without art and song? There will be many opportunities for your family to come celebrate with us throughout the month of December. You don’t need to have a student involved in the program to come and enjoy a special moment honoring the birth of our Savior. December 6 – Band Christmas Concert – 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium
School choir celebrate Christmas in a special way this year. We will be hosting the 7th Annual Christmas Madrigal Dinner on December 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Davis Gym. Allow us to transport you back in time to merry old 15th century England. We will feed you, entertain you, and celebrate the holiday season with you. There will be jesters, singers, storytellers, a king and queen, and plenty of wonderful food (catered by Sadler’s Family Kitchen). This is a great event for the whole family. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and went on sale November 18. Ticket forms are available on the web. All proceeds from this event will help sponsor the choir trip to New York. Get yours before we sell out and have to close the doors and raise the draw bridge.
December 7 – Upper School Coffee House – 10 a.m. in the Student Center December 8 – All School Chapel: Lessons and Carols – 8:45 a.m. in Brookshire Gym December 8 – Middle and Upper School Theater Showcase – 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium December 13 – 7th Annual Christmas Madrigal Dinner – 6:30 p.m. in Davis Gym (tickets required) December 14 – Primer / 1st / 2nd grade program: “The 12 Days of Christmas” – 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium December 16 – 5th & 6th grade choir program: “A Classical Christmas” – 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium
Eddie Francis Director of Athletics
current schedules, results, and upcoming events.
Basketball Basketball has begun practice and looks forward to tournament play before opening their conference season in January. The seventh grade Lady Trojans are led by Coach Julie Roseberry, while the eighth grade Lady Trojans are coached by Coach Marsha Phillips. Coach Luke Yarbrough returns to lead the eighth grade Trojans, with Coach Bryan Winegeart at the seventh grade level. The boys basketball team will host their annual All Saints Tournament on December 11 in Brookshire Gym. The girls team will host their annual tournament on January 22. Cross-Country The cross-country team, led by Coach George Whitaker, ran in a number of highly competitive meets during the fall. They finished their season in second place at the conference meet and look forward to next years meets. Football The football teams coached by Jerry Courtney and Luke Yarbrough provided football fans with another great season this fall. The seventh grade team dominated their games and finished their season undefeated with an 8 - 0 record. Likewise the eighth grade team played an incredible season, and ended their season with an 8 -1 record. Soccer Soccer won their first scrimmage of the season in November, with Coach Geoff Sherman returning as coach. The team starts conference play in early January.
Basketball The junior varsity and varsity Lady Trojans tipped off their season on November 9 against Kerens. Head Coach Gretchen Bufe, Assistant Coach Karen Lanford, and the Lady Trojans start their district play on December 18. The boys basketball team, lead by Head Coach Gary Surratt and Assistant Coach Eddie Francis, hosted Canton on November 16 to begin their season, with district play beginning on December 18. The preseason has given All Saints fans a preview of what promises to be a great season. Both teams are excited to be hosting and playing in the third annual Bruce G. Brookshire Basketball Classic November 18 - 20! Cross-Country Head Coach Jenny Glenn took 10 varsity runners to the TAPPS 4A State Meet in Waco this year. This was the largest group of runners in All Saints school history. Congratulations to these teams on incredible seasons. We are very excited about the future of the All Saints crosscountry program. Football Varsity football, with Head Coach Bret Atkins at the helm, has shown great tenacity this season, finishing the regular
Bruce G. Brookshire 2010 Basketball Classic
season with a 4-5 record. The Trojans secured a spot in the playoffs, which ended with a loss to Fort Worth Calvary Christian Academy. Soccer Head Coach Debra Robbins and the Lady Trojan soccer team have been hard at work preparing for a new season. In mid November, the Lady Trojans had a great showing at the Houston Soccerfest Tournament. After several away games, the girls will be hosting Gorman on December 2. The Varsity boys soccer team opened their season with a game on November 18 against Christian Heritage School. The boys, led by Head Coach Geoff Sherman, will host a pair of games at home in early December. Volleyball Head Coach Cristy O’Bannon and the Lady Trojan varsity volleyball team finished the season 18 - 13, placed 3rd in district, and were undefeated in scheduled games against The Brook Hill School, Grace Community School and Bishop T.K. Gorman. The JV team, coached by Bryan Winegeart, also went undefeated against our cross town rivals. For up to date game information, results, and locations, please check the athletic page of the web site.
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Volleyball Once again, the Lady Trojan volleyball teams had very successful seasons with Coach Karen Lanford and Coach Gretchen Bufe. Both the 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams won the TAPSAC Conference Championships in October. Check the athletic page of the web site for All Saints Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national, or ethnic origin.