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Looking through the Prism of the Second Experience Included in this edition: The REPORT, the Annual Report of Second Baptist School
From the Head of School Dr. Jeff Williams discusses the vision that drives student engagement and the SBS experience.
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6410 Woodway Drive, Houston, Texas 77057 www.secondbaptistschool.org Established in 1946, SBS provides a world-class education for the leaders of tomorrow. SBS is a learning community to over 1,000 students (PK-12) who enjoy a breadth of educational opportunities â€“ from customized learning experiences to travel exposure to technological advancement. Nurtured by a Christcentered community that edifies the soul and an academically rigorous environment that enriches the mind, SBS graduates are armed with the character, confidence and capability needed to succeed in the flattened world they confront in the 21st century. The Eagle is published by the Office of Advancement in the fall, winter and summer and is mailed free of charge to students, parents, faculty, alumni and friends of Second Baptist School. For more information call (713) 365-2310 or visit our website at www.secondbaptistschool.org. Disclaimer: Second Baptist School makes every effort to ensure that all names and listings are accurate and complete. If a name has been omitted, misspelled or listed incorrectly, please accept our sincerest apologies.
Campus News A collection of this school yearâ€™s news from Lower, Middle and Upper School
The Last Word Senior and lifer Scott Terrell reflects on his experience as a student at Second Baptist School.
Looking Through the Prism of the Second Experience
Caring for the entire aspect of a student, writer Johannah Kersey outlines the experiences of an SBS student that make their days at the School unique.
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Where Are They Now?
For SBS students, their summers are as much of a learning experience as their school year.
An alumni feature about Robin Kellam Ince ’00 and Taylor Ince ’97, two alumni who now live in Scotland.
Distinguished Speaker Luncheon
Twelve alumni are proud employees at SBS.
The 5th Annual event celebrated faculty and staff, and honored Edd Kellum Hendee ’94 and David and Lynda Tauber.
News and photos featuring alumni from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s
Alumni at Homecoming
The Alumni Parents Reunion and the Alumni Reception were popular events for former students and parents during Homecoming 2010!
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Strategic Plan Update
An update on the 2006-2011 SBS Strategic Plan
An outline of the fundraising efforts from the 2009-2010 school year
“What experiences do you remember most vividly during your time at Second Baptist School?”
I ask this question of every senior, and there are
many different responses: Presidents Program, Eighth Grade Washington D.C. trip, sporting events, Senior Retreat, and Interim Term to name only a few. Initially I asked the question to discover what was meaningful about their experiences, but the more I analyzed the individual responses, the more I realized Second Baptist School is about many experiences that fulfill one vision. The vision for Second Baptist School consists of five elements culminating in the goal of student engagement.
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Glorifying God “Slaves obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3: 22 – 24
that promotes a Christian worldview. The Pastoral statement, “The central function of Second Baptist School is the development of Christians,” emphasizes the importance of the School as a ministry of the church and the loving concern of the staff for every child.
Mission The mission is to train consecrated young people in areas of knowledge that will allow them to understand clearly, think deeply, judge wisely, and have the courage to live their lives on the great principles Learning to do all work “with sincerity and convictions of biblical truth. The of heart and with reverence for the Lord” third element, the mission, is simple in teaches us the ultimate reason for finding success in all that we do as students, faculty, that it addresses understanding, thinking, judgment, and courage. These characteristics and administration. We must understand glorifying God is at the foundation of all that alone could be based on anything, yet at Second Baptist School they are based on the we do. The first element of the SBS vision principles and convictions of biblical truth. is what will ultimately make every student that walks these halls successful. If this first This matter must not be overlooked because element is not mastered then we find none of it is what makes us different. the other elements will matter. Passion Bringing every student into a personal Academic and Pastoral Statements “The academic goal of Second Baptist School relationship with Jesus Christ while equipping them to do with all excellence is the development of students who are that which God has called them to do able to understand and apply knowledge is the passion of Second Baptist School. using higher-level thinking skills.” And the academic program at Second Baptist School What I find interesting about our passion emphasizes the mastery of critical concepts is that it is devoted to achieving the great and objectives through a disciplined program commission while supporting the belief that
ces God has gifted every one of us in our own unique way. Finding this unique way is the challenge and goal as students spend their time in our classrooms, stages, playing fields, and hallways. The Independent School Arthur Powell, a member of both the Coalition of Essential Schools and A Study of High Schools, describes the heart of the independent school, “The ideas of community, standards, and personalization are at the heart of the independent-school tradition ....” These values comprise the fifth element. The independent school requires a strong community to support it academically, spiritually and financially. High standards must define the school’s academics, athletics, and fine arts but also its morals and ethics. And personalization differentiates the independent school from public schools. This value provides the scaffolding on which we build community and high standards. These values stand at the heart of Second Baptist School. Engagement The goal of student engagement deriving from these five elements defines the vision of Second Baptist School. In his book Building Engaged Schools, Gary Gordon states,
If there is a secret to motivation in the classroom, it lies in the interaction between a teacher and student. Motivation springs from an individual teacher’s beliefs about teaching, as well as his or her capacity to build relationships and perceive each student’s “starting point.” No process, program, or curriculum can replace the profound impact one talented teacher makes on student learning. Finding teachers with the ability to motivate students and giving them ample opportunity to use that ability are the most important levers leaders can pull to influence student engagement. Christ modeled this kind of life-changing engagement for us. His ability to draw in and influence every person he interacted with challenges us to do the same with our students. When we devote our work to this vision, students embark on ventures and undertake missions we never thought possible. This is the excitement of the Second Baptist School experience. This vision has challenged us to move forward with several initiatives: Prefect Program, the development of an honor code, Apple One-to-One Program, Harkness, Core, Second Serving, and nutrition.
Community service has always been a part of Upper School Interim Term program, but Second Serving will mobilize students into the community by expanding these opportunities and committing the first week of Interim Term as a week of service. Second Baptist School believes the body is a temple of God. We are moving ahead with helping students take care of that temple in the area of nutrition through education and the food we provide for lunch. These initiatives give greater direction and expand the opportunities for students to be fully engaged and accomplish the vision of SBS. Glorifying God, fulfilling the Pastoral and Academic Statement, fulfilling the mission and passion of the school, understanding the heart of the independent school (community, standards, and personalization) all point toward student engagement. The Second Baptist School faculty and administration seek to inspire students in every area of their lives to prepare for the incredible experiences that await them, to do all that God has called them to do.
Prefects are senior leaders, chosen through an extensive application process and capable of overseeing the work in each of their specific areas. They are charged with enlisting the underclassmen in various projects that impact the School community.
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One of these special projects is the development of an SBS honor code designed as a social contract within the community to set standards for enforcing academic and personal integrity. The Apple One-to-One Program has already begun with the faculty and staff moving to the Apple Computer platform. Beginning next year students in grades 5-12 will receive a MacBook for use in the classroom and at home. The Harkness Initiative, first implemented in 1931 at Phillips Academy facilitates greater individual opportunities for participation, which promotes greater student ownership of and commitment to the learning process. Collaboration, not competition, is the key for student success with this style of learning. The Core Program involves a summer reading book for Upper School students that is a grade-level specific, apologetic work chosen to complement students’ Bible study during the school year.
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From the Journal of a Senior: Senior Retreat 2010
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I am writing this journal on the bus ride back from Senior Retreat. These two days went by way too fast! But I had a great time growing close to the whole senior class. All 70 of us plus some teachers arrived at Round Top Ranch in the morning of Monday, August 23. We stayed on a beautiful property with houses all furnished and decorated in antiques. We had many chances to play outside, eat (all the time), and just relax. We also spent the day meeting with Mr. Barber about leadership and Mrs. Simonton, Mrs. Sims, and Mrs. Larkin about transitioning to college life. Mrs. Oliphant tested our knowledge when she gave us quizzes on our classmates and teachers. Who knew that Brooke
didn’t know her middle name in Pre-K, Mrs. Sims played the accordion, and Mr. Shewmake had hair once! That night created the greatest memories for me. First we had the annual talent show (which the teachers claim to be the best talent show ever). The many different types of acts, from piano, guitar, and harmonica playing, to dancing and singing, displayed the diversity of the senior class. I now know why “nothing rhymes with orange”: my grade is completely unique. But when we all joined together to sing a song written by Johnny, I also saw the unity and closeness of my grade. When given the opportunity to stand up and say anything, my classmates rose one by one to express appreciation, share jokes, and apologize for something. On Tuesday morning, all of us felt loved when each of the teachers
took the time to pray individually for us. I will always remember the large room we sat in: it had about 20 sofas and chairs gathered around to form a large circle. Sitting in that room and glancing at all my fellow seniors, I wondered where each of us would be next year, five years from now, even ten years from now! This whole retreat was like an Ebenezer, a living rock, to remind us what God has done in our lives and what he will continue to do in college. It served as an opportunity for us not only to think about the difficult college decisions we will have to make soon, but also to develop strong relationships and memories that will last through this year and beyond! – A member of the Class of 2011’s “Orange Revo11ution”
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Middle School has EXTREME Spirit!
The spirit was unmistakable at the traditional Middle School Extreme Eagle Pep Rally! Middle School students were dressed head to toe in blue and gold to show their spirit for the Eagles. During the pep rally, the MS fall athletes were recognized, and the grades competed in traditional class yells. Additionally, the MS cheerleaders led the crowd in cheers to get them excited for SBS! The crowd’s favorite part of the pep rally came when the teachers competed in a dance-off. Every student received a spirit poster with their graduation year on it to hold up at the pep rally which only added to the overall spirit at the event. A contest for the Best Dressed Student was held during the day. At the pep rally, the winners from each grade level were announced and given a prize. Congratulations to the winners! Fifth Grade: Trae Weber and Grace Gallagher Sixth Grade: Nathan Ammerman and Claire Young Seventh Grade: Corbin Schwinger and Mary Sansone Eighth Grade: Stanley Chang and Kristin Milton
Class of 2014 Attends Freshman Retreat
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by: April Van Anglen ‘14 In September, the whole freshman class got to go on an amazing trip to Carolina Creek Christian Camp. The two days were full of fun and exciting activities to help the freshman class bond and become closer friends with everyone. Our exciting trip began on Monday, September 13, as all the freshman students and teachers loaded up onto buses and headed to Carolina Creek.
campus news We had a great time from the minute we got there. In keeping with the theme of the retreat, “Right Thinking and Wrong Thinking,” we had the opportunity to go to several stations where the freshmen teachers discussed taking notes, managing our time, proper communication and reading for comprehension. After lunch, it was “go go go” as we headed to the blob, volleyball, team building exercises, and more. Later that night, Mr. Lane challenged us to work together using our leadership skills and positive communication as we untied a huge knot. We also had some free time to get to know people and hang out.
On Tuesday morning we were up and ready to go, or at least some of us were! Probably one of the most memorable parts of freshman retreat was what the senior prefects had for us. Out on a field they designed a “slip-n-slide” covered with condiments where we had the privilege of playing games on it like tug-a-war and relay races. After the activities were done we packed our bags and headed home.
5th Graders Spend an Adventurous Day at Pine Cove
Looking back on the two days, it was a great experience, because we got to have fun and get to know our classmates in a different way than just in the classroom or through sports. Freshman Retreat was an experience that I will never forget.
The counselors reminded students that the experience should remind them of their walk with Christ and their relationship with others. As they ‘zip’ through life, they should hold tight to God’s word. The Pine Cove field trip was an adventure these new middle school students will never forget.
Fifth grade students visited Pine Cove Outback in Columbus, Texas, for an adventure filled day! They participated in team building activities and were challenged by the ropes course. Students were challenged mentally and physically on the 50-foot rock wall, the power pole, the breath taker, and zip line.
See You at the pole
Earlier this year, over 80 students and faculty members gathered before the school day around the Three Rock Fountain for the national See You at the Pole Day. Collectively, the students and faculty participated in worship and heard a message from Nathan Barber, Head of Upper School. The event was powerful and moving as the school came together as a unified body to pray for new beginnings with the school year.
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To commemorate the national tragedy of September 11, 2001, Lower School students and teachers participated in the annual America Supports You Freedom Walk for the fourth year in a row. Waving American flags, teachers and students silently walk around the campus and lift up silent prayers. Second grader Valeska commented that “the walk made me think of all the people from the building of 9/11 and how God is in control no matter what. I pray for those people who lost their family that day.”
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College Day 2010
by: Margaret Maurer ‘11 The unique opportunity of Second Baptist School’s College Day transpires as a different yet distinct experience for the four grade levels that participate. My first few years attending I remember the thrill of finally being allowed to participate in the college fair. The abundance of colleges – more colleges than I had even heard of – caused uncertainty as to where exactly to start! The last few years I began to narrow my choices down and visited several colleges of interest. Instead of just collecting university “freebies” and pamphlets, I began to visit fewer tables to ask more detailed questions about certain programs and advantages of going to the set school. Senior year brought my class to our final college day and we were able to enjoy breakfast with our parents and a representative from one of our top college picks. Not only is the breakfast an exciting opportunity to individualize and learn more about your top choice but also a chance to see the various institutions your classmates are pursuing and to discuss with them what they are thinking. I sat at the University of Oklahoma table and enjoyed discussing the school with the representative, who was a freshly graduated student. Her perspective and enthusiasm for the campus life and the academic opportunity at Oklahoma were contagious and even seemed to quell my parents’ out-of-state college concerns! The event provided an excellent opportunity to hear questions from parents and students that I hadn’t even considered concerning dorm life, out-of-state tuition, and declaring a major. For example, the University of Oklahoma designed the first semester of freshman year as “University College” in which all students take similar classes before officially deciding their major. This gives undecided students the advantage of meeting and learning
The next part of the morning centered on the famous senior class picture. Administrators (impressively) ordered the grade from shortest to tallest and then arranged everyone on the lawn. With seventy one seniors it was no easy feat, and the process was extensive but worth it as everyone smiled in unison to the flash of the camera. We were out of there in no less than five clicks of the shutter button! The college fair was moved for the first time to the newly redone Woodway Village. There was some skepticism as there always is when tradition is altered; however, the extensive space including the extra side rooms brought a fresh feel to the experience. The side rooms offered the ability to focus in on certain universities without as much distraction. Senior students spread themselves all over the fair and engaged with the representatives. One hundred and one of the finest colleges graced us with their presence and for it, the students were resoundingly grateful.
representatives,” Kaitlyn Kellam, senior, said. Overall the day was a successful reassurance to the senior class about the colleges they are applying to. The adventure of college is something to be taken seriously, and Second Baptist administration demonstrates this priority by providing as much information and access to colleges as they can. It is just incredible to be able to connect with college representatives without having to travel across the country. I can surely say that College Day has played a tremendous impact in giving me an awareness of the possibilities within and outside of Texas and the foundations of college life itself. An enormous thanks to everyone who made this day possible!
Reading It Forward in the Library
Something has taken over the Upper School students - a book called The Hunger Games! Students are enjoying the book and “reading it forward” to their friends and classmates! Upper School students are currently participating in Read-It-Forward (RIF), a program that promotes reading.
“Without college day and the representatives that take time to come speak with us I wouldn’t have been able to even begin thinking about where I wanted to attend or even what kind of college I wanted to attend,” Vanessa Vandenworm, senior, said.
The Hunger Games by Susan Collins, the first book in a trilogy by the same name, was the book chosen to introduce the new RIF program. The goal was to choose an exciting book to capture students’ attention and “hook” them into reading the whole trilogy.
The students are encouraged to begin researching colleges in the freshman year and add or drop schools from their list each year to be able to decide what exactly they are looking for by senior year.
“Presentation” is an important element in the success of a program, and the library staff had fun planning ways to capture the interest of students. They started by playing “unusual” music during the morning announcements. When students asked questions about the music, they were told to “ask a librarian”. After a week of the musical intrigue, senior Patrick Riner masterfully
“Since I had a few top universities, I was able to make the most of my time asking questions and scheduling future visits with college
introduced the theme of the music (and unknowingly of the book). His introduction ended with the sound of a gong and the words “Let the Games Begin!” After Patrick’s announcement, Page s 32 copies of Numb , Keynote, suite) ers (Mac’s and The Hunger w iW t hat w ill save as ork Games were il l w ork w files Word placed (hidden) it , Excel Powerpoin h in lockers and (Micro t soft O , and classrooms. ffice). The books were wrapped in red and gold paper that gave them the effect of being on fire (one of the themes in the book). Each book contained the following directions:
from different professors and their classes before selecting a major. The conversation proved as fulfilling as the breakfast!
• Read the Book • Autograph the inside cover • Pass it to a friend or re-hide it (“Read-It-Forward”) • Complete a survey on the library’s homepage • Look forward to an invitation to the “Reaping” party “I am very pleased with the response to the new RIF promotion. Just two weeks into the program, we already had a lot of students reading and completing the survey,” Julia Beddingfield, Upper School Librarian, said. “It’s fun to see the students get so excited about reading!”
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Ron Abney Elizabeth Anderson ’06 Lauren Ashkar Baker ’02 Nathan Barber Julia Beddingfield Katie Blades
Students Recognized by National Merit and College Board
In the country’s largest college scholarship competition, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and College Board recognized nine Second Baptist School students for their exceptionally high scores on the 2009 PSAT. “We are ecstatic not only for each of these students’ accomplishments but also for the significant number of students receiving National Merit recognition,” Nathan Barber, Head of Upper School, said. “Recognition of these students by the NMSC is a testament to the type of students
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Lindsay Butterfield Amanda Craig ’96 Allison Dow Katie Gold Christine Hackney Adam Huss
Lana Kates Susan Klingenberg Grace Littlefield Tara Longbottom Kimberly Orr Patti Otwell
they are as well as to the quality of what we are doing in school to challenge them academically. We couldn’t be more proud of these students.” Of the 1.5 million students who took the 2009 PSAT approximately one percent are named National Merit Semi-Finalists. These five students will continue in the scholarship competition and must demonstrate a high level of both academic and extracurricular accomplishments in order to become National Merit Finalists. National Merit Semi-Finalists Danielle Cope Joey Daniels Bethany Dodson
Jan Richter Nicole Rogers Joseph Serralta Judith Susong Cathy Taylor Kelli Touchstone
Ellen Geis Kristen Gunn NMSC also recognizes those students who placed among the top five percent as Commended Students. National Merit Commended Sarah Hamilton Ben Pfeffer Ryan Pool In the National Hispanic Recognition Program, College Board recognizes the top two percent of all Hispanic/Latino students who took the 2009 PSAT. National Hispanic Recognition Scholar Mitzy Ayala
campus news Seventh Graders Tour Capitol
To expand on what they have been learning in their Texas History class, the seventh graders traveled to Austin to visit the state Capitol. During their guided tour, the students were able to see the House of Representatives, Senate Chamber, Capitol Extension and collections of famous paintings and sculptures of heroes from the Texas Revolution. After studying various artifacts in their history class, the students were able to see them during their tour of the Capitol.
New this year, the seventh graders had the opportunity to meet with a state representative – Dwayne Bohac, father of Reagan ’23 – and have a 30-minute question and answer session in the Governor’s Reception Room. “It was amazing for the students to hear from Mr. Bohac. He shared his favorite verse with the students, and talked to them about their God given rights and that the government cannot take those away,” Leslie Kellam, seventh grade Bible teacher, said.
Following their session with Mr. Bohac, who had made a special trip to Austin just for the SBS seventh graders, he took them to the interior stairwell in the Capitol to have their class picture made. After their tour of the Capitol, seventh graders enjoyed lunch at the Capitol Grille with Mr. Bohac before loading the bus and heading back to school.
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by Ashley McDonald ‘11 Captive Flames is Second Baptist Upper School’s student-run and student-published literary magazine. Students and teachers of the SBS Upper School collaborate to contribute poems and short stories, or they submit individual works for review. These works are peer edited and approved by the magazine’s
faculty sponsor, the much loved, Mrs. Sharon Cook. The staff of Captive Flames puts in a great deal of time and effort in order to write, edit, and publish this yearly magazine in only two weeks. Having worked as the Editor-in-Chief of Captive Flames for the past three years, I can personally attest to the commitment and drive each and every person on the staff possesses.
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Cheer Clinic is a traditional event that brings together SBS cheerleaders of all ages! Joining the SBS cheerleaders for an afternoon of cheers, dances and special treats, Lower School girls look forward to this exciting day every year! The highlight of the day comes when the clinic attendees join the cheerleaders for a show-stopping halftime performance – showing off everything they learned at clinic! Varsity Cheerleader Annie Samuelson said “I look forward to cheer clinic every year as a time of unity and leadership between the cheerleaders and lower school girls. We get to teach the girls how to be a cheerleader both inside and out!”
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campus news We recently launched the 2010 Captive Flames. Every year we have a luncheon to celebrate the publishing of that year’s magazine with the contributors and the SBS English and Art Departments. We have a catered lunch, and the staff reads some of their works. Talented veteran staffer, junior, Bethannie Greco read one of her contributions “Wherefore Art Thou Dear Waldo”:
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Wherefore Art Thou Dear Waldo O dear Waldo, my Waldo! Wherefore art thou sweet Waldo? Deny thine wander and refuse thy game; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my search, And I’ll no longer be an explorer. ‘Tis but thy game that is my enemy. Thou art thyself, though not easy to find. What page art thou? You are not here, nor there, Nor anywhere. O, be some other place Where ‘tis you I can find. Why play this game? That which we call a joke By any other way would be quite easy. So dear Waldo would, were he not hiding at all, Retain that dear camouflage which he owns Without that gift. Sweet Waldo, doff thy game; And for thy game, which is not at all easy, Please show thyself! – Bethannie Greco
Flashing their million dollar smiles, the Upper School teachers had a blast dressing like Doris Day and Rock Hudson to promote the Fall Drama, Pillow Talk, and also participate in the “Famous Couples” dress-up day for Homecoming Week. Upper School students voted for the best-dressed Doris and Rock and the winners were announced at the Homecoming Pep Rally! Congratulations Clare Towery & Eric Boettcher!
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campus news Every year, pre-kindergarten classes take a field trip to the Vines Science Center to study animals. The center has rooms of stuffed “trophy” animals that area residents donate. The students have the opportunity to see many different wild animals from Africa, along with Texas wildlife and the skin of a huge Nile crocodile, which really brings home how God protected Moses as a little baby in his basket! A 45-minute field trip bus ride recently gave first graders the opportunity to travel 200 years back in time. While visiting the Fort Bend County Museum in Richmond, Texas, students made butter, ground corn, washed clothes on a washboard, and attended class in a one-room school. After all that work, first graders had an old fashioned recess with period games including roll the hoop and stilts. “The stilts were my favorite,” said Connor Zaleski. “They were a lot harder to do than they looked.” SBS third and fourth graders recently met with their prayer partners, who are in prekindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grades at Yellowstone Academy. As a group, they spent quality time together in their classrooms at Yellowstone reading books, working on a prayer box, and participating in “getting to know you” activities. The Yellowstone students will come to the SBS campus in May for a chapel and time to play together on the fields.
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econd Baptist and Baylor brought them together, and ultimately, their love for these two organizations led them to create a unique scholarship benefitting SBS graduates. Tony and Laura Visage have generously endowed a merit-based scholarship, to be awarded to a Second Baptist School graduate who attends Baylor University. Baylor officials will oversee the awarding of the scholarship each spring, and students will continue to receive the award each year they attend Baylor as long as they meet the university’s scholarship requirements. As Baylor undergrads Tony and Laura knew each other and frequently socialized at their fraternity and sorority parties with mutual friends; however, they did not begin to date until reconnecting in Houston at a Second Baptist Sunday school class for young singles. An education major with certifications in English, sociology and history, Laura was teaching at a public middle school, and Tony, an economics major, was contemplating law school while he worked as a consultant.
SBS deeply appreciates the love and commitment of the Visages and looks forward to acknowledging the first recipient of the Visage Scholarship at Baylor University.
The Visages have been members of Second Baptist Church since the late eighties after they graduated from Baylor. After a brief term with Anderson Consulting, Tony attended law school and is currently a partner in commercial litigation at Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP. Laura taught at Spring Branch Middle School for several years before moving to SBS. When former headmaster Dr. B. Jane Hursey met her in the Family Life Center where Laura was a trainer after school, Dr. Hursey strongly encouraged Laura to apply to teach at SBS. She quickly became a favorite teacher at SBS and taught in both the Middle and Upper Schools from 1994-2005. Both Tony and Laura describe Second Baptist as their family: a support system of friends who have always been there for them during good times as well as times of illness or crisis. Now, twenty years later they have decided to acknowledge their love for both institutions. Tony and Laura feel a deep passion for education. Describing their experience at Baylor, Tony said, “Baylor meant a lot to both of us. It was a great time in our lives. For me, I grew academically, socially, and spiritually there. Education determines so much of your life; it is a foundation for what you will do and where you will go in life.” Laura continued, “I remember favorite history and English professors at Baylor who were unbelievable, and took a sincere interest in me. It really mattered to them that I succeeded.” Tony and Laura offered advice for students as they continue on to college. They encourage students to get a solid education but to major in what they love. Laura added, “It is important students learn how to become perpetual students.” Tony acknowledged the great expense in putting students through college and wanted to encourage SBS graduates to attend Baylor by offsetting a portion of that cost. A true Bear at heart, Laura added, “Who wouldn’t want to go to Baylor?” Coupling their enthusiasm for Baylor with their deep love for the Second Baptist family, Tony and Laura have honored both institutions in a meaningful way. SBS deeply appreciates the love and commitment of the Visages and looks forward to acknowledging the first recipient of the Visage Scholarship at Baylor University.
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Fifth Graders Create Splatter Art
Students love the splatter art unit in Mrs. Mann’s art class for one reason – they get messy! During the unit on splatter art, students created all three kinds of Abstract Expressionist paintings and then cut them into one by one inch squares and made a collage of all of them together. “This is probably the messiest project that my students do but they absolutely love it,” Amy Mann, Middle School Art Teacher, said. To prepare for their art projects, students studied Abstract Expressionism, which is an art movement that began in the 1940’s in New York City. There were three kinds of Abstract Expressionist painters. The action painters, like Jackson Pollock, whose artwork included many interlacing lines made with dripped and poured paint. The impasto painters, like Willem de Kooning, who used broad brushstrokes and very thick paint. And lastly the quiet painters, like Mark Rothko, who painted broad areas of very bright and saturated colors but used thinner layers of paint as compared to the impasto painters. The students had a blast creating their splatter art! “Splatter art is fun because it’s messy,” Shannon, fifth grade art student, said. Echoing Shannon’s statement, Rueben said he enjoyed the splatter art unit, as well. “I really like art class projects – it’s relaxing and fun to talk to my friends while creating our projects!” Rueben, fifth grade art student, said.
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Top Talent Showcased at Fall Fine Arts Event
by: Christon Nichols ‘13 Thursday, October 21, Second Baptist students, parents, and faculty gathered in the bright, festively decorated Sanctuary to watch the Fall Fine Arts Showcase which was wonderfully executed by the Eagle Band; 7th, 8th, and 9th grade choirs; Vision Choir; and Middle School drama classes. After the Vision Choir opened with the “Star-Spangled Banner,” the Band jazzed up the night with an upbeat performance of “Brown Eyed Girl” followed by a moving “They Led My Lord Away,” and “Joyance.” Next the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Grade Choirs got the audience’s attention by performing lively renditions of “A Broadway Song,” “Rockin’ Robin,” “Sing,” and “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” which preceded the Vision Choir’s flawless selections of “Don’t Rain on my Parade,” “Time After Time,” and “With a Voice of Singing.”
Last, but not least, the audience caught a glimpse of Neverland when Peter, Wendy, and Tinker Bell flew in with a sneak preview of the upcoming Middle School Musical, Peter Pan. After the show students recognized all the faculty members who had made the Showcase possible and each name was accented with a roar of applause. The audience, then, enjoyed a reception and mingled at the visual art classes’ exhibit in the Sanctuary foyer. As the spectators slowly dispersed, there was an almost tangible air of joy felt by all.
Three Seniors Named to All-Region Choir
SBS had thirteen students audition for the first round of selection to the Texas Private School Music Educators Association All State Choir. The students have been working on the music for the past two months to prepare for the audition. Seniors Garret Luce, William McMichael and Jacob Wallace made it to the All-Region Choir and advanced to the next stage of auditions. During the All-Region choir auditions, William and Garret made the final cut to the TPSMEA All-State Choir clinics and choir performances in January. “All of these students have spent a lot of time preparing and working on their audition and should be commended for their hard work and efforts,” Jim Sparks, Director of Choral Music, said. The TPSMEA is an organization committed to providing musical experiences to students in private and parochial schools. They have opportunities for band, choir and orchestra students to compete and excel in the Fine Arts.
In Art, Practice Makes Perfect
Leonardo da Vinci made it look effortless, but advanced art students are learning that it takes practice to
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perfect the principles of drawing. Upper School advanced art students spent two weeks drawing a live model. During this lesson, they worked on the art principles of proportion and variation and the elements of value and line. Practicing proportion, they mastered the art of drawing the body in correct proportions with height of body to width of body, and size of hand to size of head. When focusing on the lines in their drawings, a thick, thin, light and dark line all make the drawing interesting and show forms under pressure or relaxed and bone versus flesh. A dark, sharp line at the elbow or chin expresses bone at the surface while a light line would show softer flesh on the arm. The students in the advanced art class are: Mitzy Ayala, Erica Burton-White, Caroline Wallace and Jessica Zhang.
Junior Sophie Adickes places in District Choir Auditions
As one of the shining sopranos in Vision Choir, Sophie Adickes is working hard to prepare for future vocal auditions. Sophie represented Second Baptist School by competing in the Texas Music Educators District Choir Auditions September 25 and placed 30th out of the 86 girls auditioning for a spot in the Soprano I section. This ranking allowed her to advance to the region level on October 23. During the second round of auditions, Sophie was selected to participate in the TMEA All-State Women’s Treble Choir. “Sophie has worked very hard to get to this stage of the audition process and her hard work has paid off. She has proven that she can compete against the best singers in this area,” Mark Lewis, Director of Instrumental Music, said.
As a future music major, Sophie is working hard to prepare for the audition processes she will face in college!
US Photo Students Enjoy Learning to use Cameras
Capturing still life, photography students began using their film cameras in class for their first assignment – still life photography. Ms. Ashkar set up four stations each with different backdrops and had a table overflowing with fruits, vegetables, platters, flowers, fabrics and assorted items from which students could select items. Each student created his or her own still life compositions and then photographed them. The students were very eager to see their first roll developed!
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SBS Band: The Beat Goes On!
Joyful noises are coming from the SBS Band as they are well into their season! Prior to the start of the school year, they participated in Band Camp where they learned 14 new pieces of music to entertain fans at varsity football games. Their repertoire includes crowd favorites such as, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Fame,” “The Hey Song” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” The band has grown to 19 members strong under the direction of Mark Lewis, Director of Instrumental Music. Mr. Lewis has expanded the band program this year to offer opportunities for students to play more often and more types of music. The Pep Band will be playing more often as they are adding some home basketball games to their schedule. A new addition, the Jazz Ensemble made their debut at the Fall Fine Arts Showcase and is slated to perform again in the Instrumental Music Christmas Concert on December 6.
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SBS Is All-Talk About Congratulations to the cast and crew on a successful fall drama! Jan Morrow: Sophie Adickes Jonathan Forbes: Scott Terrell Brad Allen: Jason Blades Alma: Bethannie Greco Pierot: George Beauchamp Mrs. Walters/Club Jazz Singer:
Beth Dodson Tony Walters: Garrett Luce Marie: Bailey Wilkerson Eileen: Kasey Sisson Yvette: Alli Motley Mr. Conrad: Ben Pfeffer Supervisor: Victoria DeBerry Miss Dickenson: Meagan Maloney Policeman: James Rickaway Bessie: Annie Samuelson Mrs. Frost: Kaitlyn Kellam Mrs. Ames: Vanessa Vandenworm Graham: John Durie Tilda/Woman in Club: Kendall Looney Ann: Ellen Geis Waiter/Man in Club: Tanner Crake Waiter: Matt Cox Student Assistant Director:
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efore texting, instant messaging and Skype, there was the party line! All lines led to love in the SBS Fall Drama Pillow Talk! The lives of a handsome bachelor and beautiful career woman collided in the romantic comedy Pillow Talk, which hit the stage at SBS in October. The show was full of energy, wit, and was an absolutely clever rendition of the academy award-winning movie starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson. The cast and crew were hard at work since the beginning of the school year preparing for the two show-stopping performances of this one-of-a-kind romantic comedy. Under the direction of Cindy Blades and Claire Copeland, the audience was entertained to find that the busy signal can actually be the signal of true love!
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SBS and Kinkaid Cheerleaders Perform Together by: Kaitlyn Kellam â€˜11 The Varsity Cheerleaders had the opportunity to join with the Kinkaid Cheerleaders for a halftime performance to encourage unity between our schools. We practiced together during the week and then performed at the SBS vs. Kinkaid Varsity Football Game. This was the first time that our schools have ever done this, and hopefully weâ€™ve started a tradition! Going into this experience, none of us really knew what to expect. It was exciting to see another team, especially one so close to us, and to see their traditions and learn new ways to inspire spirit in our own school. We made new friends and learned new ideas for our own squad! We learned a routine that combined both squads together therefore making us one big group of talent. We got to share the excitement of performing in front of energized fans! Overall, it was a really fun time, and I would love to do it again with another team.
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SBS Parent and Students Featured on NBC TODAY Show
Dr. Mark Adickes, parent of Sophie ‘12, Micah ‘14, Gabriella ‘16, Elijah ‘19, and Eva ‘22, appeared on the TODAY show on Monday, August 30, along with two freshmen Varsity football players (his son Micah, and Ethan Hackett ‘14). In a segment that aired Monday, August 30, Matt Lauer of NBC’s TODAY show interviewed Dr. Adickes about the safety of children playing football. In the video and during the live interview with Lauer, Dr. Adickes discussed parents’ concerns about the safety of youth football and injuries, especially the risk of concussions. Dr. Adickes gave parents advice on how to be more aware of what they can do to protect their students with good equipment and sound coaching techniques. Dr. Adickes also contributed an entry to the TODAY show blog. SBS football players Micah Adickes and Ethan Hackett suited up in
uniform and joined Dr. Adickes for the live interview. Lauer asked the boys how their coaches approach injuries and if they were encouraged to play injured. The boys said there was never any pressure to play injured and that SBS coaches teach them about the symptoms to watch for with head injuries. The video segment featured Micah taking a concussion exam, administered by SBS trainer Brad Cooper. SBS athletes complete the ImPACT concussion test prior to the start of each season as a baseline exam and again, if coaches suspect a possible head injury. The test results are then used to track an athlete’s recovery and evaluate when he or she can safely return to play.
Spirit Crew adds to Sideline Spirit
by: Ashley Petkas ‘12 Here at Second Baptist School, Eagle pride is everywhere you go, especially on game day. At SBS, there’s a place and a way for each student to take part in the games, whether it is playing on the field, sitting in the stands, or cheering on our teams from the sidelines. One of the groups that helps to intensify school spirit is the Second Baptist Spirit Crew. You can spot them at almost all the football games pumping up the crowd. There is more to the Spirit Crew than meets the eye though. “We not only get the crowd going, but we also help get the game set up and even some pep rallies,” Billy Arendt, junior, said. This is the Spirit Crew’s first year and not only are the members having a great time, they have become a huge success at the games too!
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athletic news “It’s a great way for SBS students to get out and cheer on their school,” Collin Whalen, sophomore, said. “It’s also really awesome to be given the opportunity to watch the game from the field.” Spirit Crew Billy Arendt, Jay Calhoun, Garrett Luce, Ryan Pool, Jordan Stading, Scott Terrell, Drew Tolson, Collin Whalen
Volleyball Takes Third in District, Advances to Area Tournament
The Varsity Volleyball Team had a great season, performing their best at the end of the season – when it counted the most! They earned 3rd place in TAPPS District, which propelled them into the area playoffs. Facing San Antonio Christian on their home court, the Eagles fell short of a victory. The girls played in a tough district this season and fought hard to have a winning record. Congratulations, Varsity Volleyball.
Cross Country Shines at State Meet
Cross Country had a great year, competing in several meets throughout the Houston area. The runners all improved on their times at each meet, and worked hard, even during the hottest of practices! At the TAPPS State Cross Country Meet in Waco, the SBS team did a tremendous job representing the Eagles! Two athletes, Tarik Tyler and Ben Tour, received their best times of the season during their 5K run. The girls ran a two-mile course and placed 15th in State. The boys earned 15th place. “This was our toughest course of the year, and I’m so proud of how well our athletes did! Everyone did a great job at the state meet. It was a great way to end our year,” Jeremy Donalson, Head Cross Country Coach, said.
Football Team Chosen as Private School Team of the Week
Texas Football Magazine named Second Baptist School as the Army Strong Private School Team of the Week for their performance during the October 15 game versus Fort Bend Baptist Academy. In one of the most exciting match ups for the year, both teams went into the football game with undefeated district records. The Eagles worked hard to pull out a victory with a final score of 30-28. Congrats to the Varsity Football Team & Coaching Staff on this tremendous award!
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SBS Cheerleaders Sweep UCA Camp!
The Varsity, Junior Varsity and Middle School cheerleaders and mascots attended Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Camp at Texas A&M University this summer. Spending a week developing their cheerleading skills, learning new routines, and participating in team building and leadership training, was a great way for the squads to kick off their seasons.
The camp was attended by 22 cheerleading squads from large public and private schools across Texas. All three of the SBS cheerleading squads made an impact at camp with their tremendous talent and leadership.
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A new addition to UCA Camp this summer was the “Pin It Forward” award. On the second night of camp, the UCA staff handed out a special pin to a small handful of girls who demonstrated exceptional leadership and enthusiasm during the day. Varsity cheerleaders Kaitlyn Kellam and Lauren Whitaker received the awards. The following night Kaitlyn and Lauren were asked to pass the award forward to another cheerleader at camp (not from their
own school) who demonstrated these same characteristics. Varsity cheerleader Courtney Lewis and Middle School cheerleader Mary Kerr Winters were also chosen to receive the prestigious awards! On the final day of camp, the JV and Varsity cheerleaders won the Traditions Award, which is awarded to the school that has the overall strongest cheerleading program, most school pride and the squad that demonstrates the most school spirit. For the third consecutive year, the cheerleaders won the Top Banana, which is seen as the most coveted award at camp. It’s given to the team that shows the most spirit and enthusiasm during the entire week of camp. Additionally, all three squads and both mascots won spirit sticks each night of camp. Watch for lots of energy on the sidelines this year! The Varsity cheerleaders are especially proud of winning first place in the varsity division for their Home Dance routine. This routine is prepared before camp, and was choreographed by the Varsity captains, Kaitlyn Kellam and Margaret Maurer. The JV squad earned a second place trophy in their division for their home dance, which was choreographed by captains Meagan Maloney and Elizabeth Mayes. Furthermore, the SBS Eagle Mascots also made a strong impression at camp, by winning top awards. Hayward Hildreth, the Upper School mascot, and Hollyn Coleman, the MS mascot, both won superior trophies on the last day of camp, in addition to the top spirit award on the first night of camp for their enthusiasm and hard work!
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athletic news Finally, the two seniors, Kaitlyn Kellam and Margaret Maurer, were nominated to tryout for UCA Staff. Out of the hundreds of girls at camp, only five were extended this invitation. This recognition is a true testament to their outstanding leadership and talent! Additional SBS Cheerleading Awards at Camp: Home Dance JV: 2nd Varsity: 1st Camp Champions (Cheer) MS: 3rd JV: 2nd Varsity: 2nd Camp Champs (Extreme Routine) MS: 4th JV: 3rd Varsity: 3rd Superior Squad MS JV Varsity
Once again, the SBS Varsity Football Team had a winning season, qualifying for the TAPPS District Playoffs and enjoying a round of post-season play. The team had an incredible season of close, nail-biting games like the 43-41 victory over Concordia Lutheran in triple overtime that secured their spot in the playoffs! That win earned senior Jason Blades the honor of being named Texas Private School Player of the Week. The football team’s win over Fort Bend Baptist Academy earned them Private School Team of the Week honors and gave them the opportunity to be featured during a live segment of Channel 2’s High School Sports Live Broadcast. The team worked hard together all year in a season they’ll never forget. Great job Eagles!
UCA All-Americans Elyse Elsenbrook (Varsity) Morgan LePori (MS) Kaitlyn Kellam (Varsity) Margaret Maurer (Varsity) Elizabeth Plezia (JV) Schlea Thomas (MS) Robyn Whitaker (MS) Mary Kerr Winters (MS)
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by: Laura Durie ‘13
All SBS students in grades PK-12 had fun celebrating Homecoming Week! On Monday, the Upper School students came dressed up in “tacky tourist” attire. Many students were prepared for the day with their visors, fanny packs, tacky shirts, and Polaroid cameras. Tuesday, everyone dressed up as cowboys and Native Americans. Lots of girls were dressed in Indian dresses and others were sporting cowboy boots. Wednesday, all the students paired up and dressed as different celebrity couples. Some couples that students dressed as include: Tiger Woods and his ex-wife, Elin, Brittney Spears and Kevin Federline, Waldo and Wenda, Harry Potter and friends, and many more. Thursday was international day,
and the outfits ranged from traditional African dresses to Chinese robes to Mexican dresses. Friday, everyone dressed out in their class colors. The freshmen dressed in pink, sophomores in white, juniors in green, and seniors in orange! There was an all school pep rally where the cheerleaders performed an awesome dance and the teachers participated in a game that left a few of them with a pie in the face. The seniors won the spirit competition and remain undefeated, so far. Also at the pep rally, the name for the Eagle mascot was revealed. Fourth grader Chandler submitted the winning name – Eli the Eagle!
Friday night, current students and alumni all came together for the Second Baptist versus Pope John XXIII football game. The homecoming court kings and queens for each grade were announced at halftime, and the Eagles came out with a win of 50-0. Congratulations to Homecoming Court 2010: Freshman – Meagan Maloney, Micah Adickes Sophomore – Margaret Hartman, John McWhorter Junior – Sophie Adickes, Billy Arent Senior – Danielle Cope, Alex Cooper Fall 2010 29
What’s your best SBS experience? “The wonderful people I’ve worked with – its more than co-workers, they are family!” Evette Haberman, Associate Head of Lower School
“The solid, Christian upbringing my son received at SBS! When he went to college, he sought out his friend group through a Christian Fellowship Organization. That was a direct testament to his experience at SBS!” Iris Stewart, 3rd grade teacher and mom of Walker French, ‘03 “I really think it’s EagleFest!” Henry Fernelius
“The last day of school because Mrs. Wise let us pop out of boxes!” Emily Crawmer
“Being with my friends and making new ones.” Eliza Dixon
“The Invisible Ink at EagleFest!” Audrey Bishop
“Meeting all of my friends AND the First Grade Program – I wanted to be a teacher!” Caroline Bolling
“Meeting my Pre-K teacher and all of my friends when I started school.” Harry Richter “Going to Mexico on a mission trip with the football seniors in 2007. It was an unforgettable experience for me!” Jon Guthrie, Head of Middle School “Getting to work with both the students and parents, because its not just a school – it’s a community.” Ranelle Woolrich, Middle School Academic Coordinator
“The First Grade Program, ‘What I Want to be When I Grow Up’. I remember that I wanted to be a veterinarian.” Julianna Turner
“Being able to be a teacher and a parent at SBS makes me feel that we are much more than a school – we are a family! I love the sense of community, and the genuine concern for the success of the students from all that are involved.” Margaret Walker, 5th grade teacher and mom of Faith, ‘11
“The swim party the day before we got out of school last year.” Elijah Craig
“Playing ‘geo-pardy’ in Mrs. Young’s class! Her funny comments made me laugh so hard!” Winnie Brandfield-Harvey
“Doing debates this year in Mr. Abney’s class!” Paul Stolle
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Scene Heard “Experiencing a pep rally and football game for the first time in our lives! My husband and I are from Colombia and had never seen these before!” Adriana Saavedra, Upper School Spanish teacher and mom of Natalia, ’24
“The Washington, D.C. trip because it was a good bonding experience for our grade.” Lauren Sanders
“Being on the volleyball team – I loved all of my teammates!” Elizabeth Tarantino
“Freshman Retreat – it was my first trip as an SBS student.” Khadeem Lattin
“Playing Middle School basketball because I really liked my coach.” Cameron Keel
“CHEERLEADING!” Courtney Lewis
“Meeting so many great people – everyone was so nice to me when I came to SBS and I’ve made good friends here!” Domanique Williams
“EagleFest! You get to run around and drench your friends with Invisible Ink!” Paul Rush
“Football games – its fun to play games with my friends and run around!” Meghan Parks
“Art class every semester – I love the creative freedom we have in class!” Maggie Britven
“The football game against Fort Bend Baptist – we won at the end of a really close game. It was such a great win for our team!” Carter Brown
“The relationships I’ve had with teachers and coaches. I wouldn’t still be at SBS without their guidance and encouragement.” Jeremiah Briscoe
“Freshman Retreat and getting to know everyone in the grade!” Collin Ross
“Going to my first Varsity Football Game!” David Knight
“The Presidents’ Parade in second grade, our fifth grade retreat and senior retreat!” Nick Jones
“The night that both of my boys graduated from SBS!” Kathy Lee, Upper School English teacher and mom of Bryant, ‘98 and David, ‘02 Fall 2010 31
The SBS administrators and faculty are committed to giving students the best academic experience possible. Whether that is providing a new technological learning tool, implementing a service initiative or offering an additional course, the staff remains dedicated to the cause of its students. This learning community is built upon a strong foundation of excellence.
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Looking through the Prism of the Second Experience
The word education comes from the Latin word educate, which means “to bring up,” and from the word educere, which means “to bring out.” Education is also derived from the Latin word ducere, meaning “to lead.” These original meanings reveal the true mission behind education. Rather than filling up empty vessels with knowledge, educating lives involves bringing out the potential within the mind and heart and empowering students with the knowledge they discover. Second Baptist School (SBS) puts the original purpose of education back into action. Awakening students to wisdom and knowledge and leading students to academic and spiritual excellence are at the heart of the SBS experience. An SBS education is an experience that requires dedication, hard work, and perseverance, while at the same time the SBS community inspires energy, passion, and vision in its students. Along the way, students find a genuine enjoyment from what they are learning, performing and accomplishing. Students readily testify that attending the School involves more than showing up for classes and completing homework. In fact, going through the academic motions does not begin to scratch the surface of the educational experience. Attending SBS is a transformative experience that establishes a meaningful trajectory for life. Most importantly, students who engage in this educational experience have the opportunity to realize God’s purpose for their lives.
THE FOUNDATION OF THE SECOND EXPERIENCE The SBS administrators and faculty are committed to giving students the best academic experience possible. Whether that is providing a new technological learning tool, implementing a service initiative or offering an additional course, the staff remains dedicated to the cause of its students. This learning community is built upon a strong foundation of excellence.
Mrs. Becky Larkin, director of college guidance, explains the unique education offered at SBS. “Character traits that may be overlooked are hunted out in students, investigated and developed. Opportunities students may not find anywhere else are discovered here. We are not so much creating good traits in students as much as we are nurturing the traits and gifts of our children.”
Lower School: Equipping the Student The Lower School provides children opportunities for academic, social, physical and spiritual growth. Students thrive in a positive learning environment anchored by teachers who utilize creative yet proven methods of instruction. The Lower School experience is one of tremendous growth and abundant joy. Head of Lower School Mrs. Tamara Gallagher is committed to providing a solid foundation of learning that will help students excel. Continuing to provide collaborative learning projects is a key focus in order to weave together subjects. Technology is an integral part of a Lower School student’s education. “The Lower School continues to change the curriculum in order to adapt to students’ ever-expanding grasp of technology,” explains Mrs. Gallagher. Learning the art of writing is one of the most important tools students learn, practice and refine in every subject. From the Pre-kindergarten/Bridge Hoe Down to mission projects to essays, Lower School students are encouraged to bring passion and curiosity to all they pursue.
Middle School: Building Up the Student Middle School is often defined by great change, relationships, challenges, opportunities, discovery, development of faith, adoption of greater responsibility, transition and uniqueness. These experiences collectively create the Middle School journey.
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Head of Upper School Nathan Barber brings his expertise and leadership to this movement: “We are undergoing a major shift to become a more student-centered School.”
Meet Nathan Barber, Head of Upper School Born and raised in Mississippi, Nathan has spent most of his adult life and career in Texas. He has taught, coached and served as an administrator in an independent school in Waco. After serving a year in the SBS Upper School as Dean of Students, he accepted a position as Head of High School at an independent school in Baton Rouge. SBS is pleased to have Mr. Barber back as Head of Upper School. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of education. Q&A with Mr. Barber What made you decide to pursue a career in education? When I began my career in education sixteen years ago, I wanted to inspire kids to appreciate history the way my college professors inspired me. I had no idea then my career path would lead me out of the classroom and into administration. What makes students desire to learn? I believe students by nature are inquisitive. The challenge educators face today is the competition from all the distractions of the world. Passionate teachers can tap into students’ desire to learn, though, by lighting a fire within them and showing their students they care about them. How do you see education changing over the next decade? I believe education must move away from the pre-industrial model we have been using in the United States for more than a century now. Generally speaking, elements such as our daily schedules and methods of instruction are antiquated. I believe education must become less teacher-centered, more learnercentered and more collaborative. I believe we must shift away from data acquisition and memorization as the driving forces behind what and how we expect kids to learn. Educators must find a way to foster creativity in our classrooms. What is your hope for every student in the Upper School this year? As I recently told my faculty, change is inevitable but growth is optional. I hope this year will be a tremendous intellectual and spiritual growth experience for each student. I also hope every student takes advantage of some of the amazing opportunities provided by the School. Only when students get plugged in can they maximize their experience. How does SBS stand out among other schools? SBS provides for students the perfect storm of exceptional and like-minded families, excellent teachers, challenging curriculum, interesting extracurricular offerings and unique opportunities. In the Upper School alone, students have opportunities to travel to colleges and universities across the country, travel internationally, compete in academic 34 Eagle | Annual Report
competitions in-state and as far away as Chicago, participate in first-class fine arts performances and compete with and against some of the best athletes in the state. What books have you read recently that have intrigued you? I have found books from all corners of the library. Most recently, I discovered The Disappearing Spoon, a fascinating look at some of the history behind the periodic table of elements. Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine, a book about the dark side of youth sports, AAU basketball in particular, made quite an impression on me. I found The Shallows, a book about how the Internet may be changing the way we think, quite compelling. What books should every student read before graduating? I recommend three very different books for high school students: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell; The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne; and Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Outliers emphasizes that the best of the best in their given fields are not always the smartest, fastest, etc., but rather those who have worked exceptionally hard and, because of their hard work, have been ready to take advantage of opportunities when they arose. The Irresistible Revolution challenges Christians to see their world differently and act out of authentic Christian faith. Claiborne’s bold message moved me significantly, and this book actually has changed the way I view others around me. Finally, Crank illustrates the potential unspeakable personal and collateral damage that can result from teen substance abuse.
Mr. Jon Guthrie, Head of Middle School, hopes to provide a haven of learning for Middle School students. “Our biggest prayer is that students can rest in the assurance that the teachers and administrators are here for them. We want students to be relaxed and eager to learn.” Mr. Guthrie is grateful to provide small class sizes where students are known by their teachers. With this advantage, students receive a customized learning experience. Most importantly, the Middle School is a family of learners excited about where their educational journey will take them.
Upper School: Empowering the Student Student engagement is at the heart of the educational experience in the Upper School. Administrators and faculty members invite students to take ownership in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. With a variety of fun and challenging activities for everyone, students are encouraged to balance these commitments while excelling academically. Head of Upper School Nathan Barber brings his expertise and leadership to this movement: “We are undergoing a major shift to become a more student-centered School. We are encouraging students to become even more actively involved in the classroom and in the hallways.” The theory behind the movement is that as students take ownership of the process, they make better decisions and appreciate their education to a greater degree. “By
empowering students, we notice more authentic behavior and responses from them,” says Mr. Barber. Specifically, students are taking ownership by weighing in on the honor code, planning homecoming activities, leading pep rallies, incorporating technology into the classroom, and picking up trash in the hallways.
FOSTERING SERVANT LEADERSHIP At SBS, students have the opportunity to take their education to the next level. Whether through leadership positions, athletic teams, or academic clubs, students find ways to fully realize their gifts and potential. With student involvement come tremendous responsibility and focus, and students seize this calling with great enthusiasm. Most importantly, servant leadership is emphasized in every dimension of the School.
The Initiation of the Prefect System Second Baptist School successfully instituted the Prefect System this year. The concept of a prefect is a person who is put in front of an initiative. A prefect holds a leadership position over a particular branch of the school yet does not receive special privileges for that role. Unlike some leadership roles, prefects do not have authority over other students. Instead, they lead by example. In other words, this person’s primary objective is to serve the student body and enhance the educational experience for others.
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Leading on the College Level Chris Seewald ’08 Always one to seek out opportunities, Chris Seewald attends Stanford University where he serves as Fund Manager at Stanford Student Enterprises. Chris’s success demonstrates the incredible experiences SBS graduates discover beyond the walls of Second. How did you become involved in Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE)? I became involved with SSE at the beginning of my sophomore year when I applied for the Fund Manager position. The selection process involved three interviews, two investment opportunity presentations and daily analysis of The Wall Street Journal for one month. I officially joined SSE in December 2009 and will maintain the position until graduation in 2012.
An SBS prefect sets a positive example for others to follow, possesses a high degree of commitment to the School’s values and ideals, upholds integrity, supports others, and exercises servant leadership. Each prefect is accountable to a mentor who advises that student on how to be an effective leader. Mrs. Larkin describes the role of prefects as “moving from helpers to doers.” With this mindset, prefects mobilize other students to action.
SSE is tasked with maintaining the financial viability of the ASSU (Student Government) and ensuring that student groups and student leaders have adequate funding and resources. SSE accomplishes this mission by publishing An Unofficial Guide to Stanford, operating the Stanford Student Store and investing the financial resources of the student government and all student groups.
Directed by mentors, the prefects and their committees are making significant contributions to the School. Running with the torch of responsibility, they are motivating other students to make the most of the Second experience. Some exciting new initiatives are building unity and enthusiasm school-wide.
What amount of money do you manage and what is the investment strategy? SSE invests the $14 million portfolio across several equity and fixed income funds. Decisions about allocating the portfolio must be agreed upon by the CEO of SSE and myself. Before making a trade, I present an investment report detailing my research. I also rely on friends and professors with investment knowledge to offer advice and contribute to the decision making process.
The Head Prefect, Ryan Pool, is focused on laying a solid foundation. “We came up with the analogy that we are trying to eventually build a fortress, but we will not be able to build it in one year. We are pouring the slab in hopes that next year’s prefects may add one room to the foundation,” Ryan explains. The three main goals for him include creating an honor code for the student body to follow, producing a televised news show to replace announcements on the intercom and making chapel even more interesting and valuable for students.
What have you learned through this endeavor? My experience with SSE has offered a valuable opportunity to learn how to analyze securities, mutual funds and investment strategies while also gaining insight as to how the Stanford Endowment is organized and managed. One of the most interesting experiences, however, has been teaching the investments class at Stanford. Every Fund Manager is responsible for teaching Econ22SI: Investing for Your Future. Over the last 10 years, it has grown to be the largest student-led class with an enrollment cap at 75 students. What are you studying at Stanford? I am studying Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) with a concentration in Financial and Decision Analysis. Essentially, MS&E is an engineering degree with exposure to economics, finance and systems optimization. Do you have ideas for a future career? Beyond Stanford, I would like to stay involved with managing endowments for universities. From my perspective, if you trade securities and manage portfolios, why not do so for institutions where the returns are dedicated to education? 36 Eagle | Annual Report
The Admissions Prefect, Maddie Peveto, is enthusiastic about making prospective and new students “feel at home” when they step on the Second Baptist campus. Starting with the open houses, Maddie and her team have made the experience more student-oriented by giving prospective families the chance to see how the students at SBS feel about academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. Another goal is to sponsor monthly lunches with new students to check in with them. “I want new students to feel the way I felt when I first came here,” says Maddie. The Academic Prefect, William McMichael, is committed to upholding academic integrity throughout the school. Specifically, he is working with other students to implement the Honor Code, which he hopes will help keep students accountable to one another. Also, he seeks to foster positive relationships between faculty and students, “My job is to be the advocate for students whenever an academic issue arises,” William explains.
The Service Prefect, Ben Riggle, is thrilled to involve others in the powerful wheel of service at work at SBS. Specifically, he is working on the Second Serving program to help students find their place in a service project. He is also brainstorming with other students to create a meaningful, life-changing experience in chapel. The Student Life Prefect, Abby Burgher, is focused on inspiring students to get involved in School activities. She and her team put tremendous spirit into the Back to School Dance, which was located at the Heights Fire Station. With games on the bottom floor and a dancing floor, everyone had a blast. She plans to offer more fun-filled social activities. The Publicity Prefect, Danielle Cope, is passionate about keeping students involved and well-informed. She has created a publicity bulletin board updated with upcoming events and announcements. Additionally, she has recruited students to write articles for the School website. She is also working closely with her news team to launch the daily online announcement show. “I think the news team is a great way to bring students from multiple grades together,” Danielle says.
The Enrichment Class The Lower School has recognized the need for students to synthesize knowledge. Starting this year, an enrichment class has been added to the schedules of first through fourth graders. Through this course, students improve critical thinking skills, enhance creativity and apply knowledge to real-world situations. The projects are clever and engaging. One class will open a donut shop and learn to manage it. This experience will hone in on mathematical skills. Another class will learn Latin in order to enhance vocabulary skills. First graders will become world travelers while studying about the Natural Wonders of the World as well as faraway lands like Latin America, China and Egypt.
A Window into the College Experience This fall, the Class of 2011 spent a day researching their senior authors at Rice University’s Fondren Library. With access to 72,000 journals and 2.5 million print volumes, seniors enjoyed an unparalleled opportunity to dive into their research and learn more about their authors.
The Unity Prefect, McKinzie Jones, is excited “to weave the Lower, Middle and Upper School students into a tightly-knit family.” To promote unity, Upper School and eighth grade girls have become involved in GAP (God Answers Prayers), an excitement-filled Bible study for third and fourth grade girls. The older girls participate in the study and serve as mentors to the younger girls. Another plan in the works is the Reading Buddies Program.
EXPANDING THE MIND Developing critical thinkers is a major initiative at Second Baptist School. The administrators and faculty remain vigilant in their effort to prepare students for a rapidly changing world.
To fulfill this mission, the staff is constantly expanding its grasp of educational tools and resources to provide our students with a challenging and enriching intellectual experience.
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In many ways, the experience helped students become less intimidated by the vastness of a college library. “No longer do I dread the college library. It may be big, but it is not overwhelming. I learned my way around finding the information I needed,” says senior Reagan Fuerst. Now fully equipped, students are in a prime position to produce masterpieces. “I learned so much about Virginia Woolf, first in the MLA database and then in the stacks. I have some insightful sources to use for my presentation and paper,” says senior Danielle Cope. Senior English teachers, Ruth Dale, Kathy Lee, and Tammy Seale and US Librarian Julia Beddingfield accompanied the class and assisted students with their research projects. The college-level research skills learned during this day will prove invaluable, assisting them this year and during college.
Professional Show Business Musical theater is another dimension of SBS that broadens the minds of students. While the merriment and fanfare of the shows may seem like fun and games, the hard work of memorizing lyrics, learning choreography, perfecting acting skills, learning the technique of blocking and designing the sets requires immense discipline and tenacity. What students gain from performing in a musical is astounding. Mrs. Blades, drama teacher and director of Peter Pan, comments on what musical theater brings out in the lives of students:
“Self discipline is one of the most important life skills students gain. Asked to learn all the elements of producing a show, they also have to overcome the fear of performing in front of 500 people.” “They learn self-confidence when they hear the audience’s reaction to their hard work. They also learn to work collaboratively with their peers. They learn about the importance of time management as they juggle school work with rehearsals. Thus, being in a musical production prepares them to become a creative, talented, confident, socially effective, well-managed adult.”
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In November, SBS Middle School students had the privilege to perform a pilot version of Peter Pan for Disney. This chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity was made possible by Mrs. Cindy Blades, drama teacher and director of Peter Pan. While reconnecting with former student Kyle Young, who works for Disney, Mrs. Blades learned about the pilot version of Peter Pan. One thing led to another, and she was soon in discussions with a Disney representative. For years, only one version of Peter Pan has existed. This new production makes this famous, beloved story even more spectacular. “The music is toe tapping, incredible,” says Mrs. Blades. Working closely with Disney writers, Mrs. Blades and Ms. Claire Copeland, the musical director, have had the opportunity to offer their contributions to this production. As the first School in the nation to perform this version of Peter Pan, SBS has played a crucial role in launching this musical.
ENRICHING THE HEART The SBS community believes that knowledge without wisdom is void. Thus, SBS remains committed to the training of students in areas of values and knowledge that will allow them to understand clearly, to think deeply, to judge wisely, and to have the courage to live their lives on the great principles and convictions of biblical truth.
Convocation What the SBS community does on the first day of school expresses the core of the SBS experience. A gathering of all grade levels and families, convocation has quickly become a beloved tradition. The prayer, scripture reading, pledges, and a brief message were student led. Dr. Williams, Head of School, addressed the SBS family, reflecting on Romans 12 and the passion behind SBS. He shared that prayer is critical for leaders because nothing of eternal significance happens apart from
God. To symbolize that Second is a School for leaders, the teachers and staff members circled the entire student body during the prayer. Pastor Lee Maxcy led the prayer and gave thanks to God for the tremendous students, both past and present, at SBS. In reflecting on convocation, Dr. Williams had this to say in his blog The Bench. “Have you ever been part of something that has completely left you in awe? Convocation on the first day of the 2010-2011 school year not only left me in awe but also changed me. I found myself overwhelmed with a sense of blessing to be a part of something so special.” He went on to say the following: “What an inspiration it is to fulfill a passion, which is to bring every student into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, while equipping them to do with all excellence that which God calls them to do.”
Partnering in Prayer A prayer partnership with students at Yellowstone Academy has been a life-changing experience for SBS third and fourth grade classes. Matched with younger students at Yellowstone,
each third and fourth grader at Second prays faithfully for his or her partner throughout the year. In the fall, the SBS students take a field trip to visit their prayer partners at Yellowstone Academy. They read and play games together. Throughout the year, students will continue to exchange cards and prayers. In May, Yellowstone students will visit the SBS campus for a special chapel service followed up by a meeting on the athletic fields with their Prayer Partners to celebrate what God has done for one another throughout the year. Mrs. Cindy Nelson, third grade Bible teacher and chapel coordinator, has seen the blessings of this partnership firsthand: “What amazes us is how our children rise up to mentor and care for these precious little ones physically and spiritually. When we arrive, our children immediately connect with their prayer partners and love on them. Our students begin to understand that the Lord has created them for a special purpose, and He has equipped them to carry out His work. This ministry enables them to look beyond themselves and share the bounty of blessings that the Lord has provided for them.”
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Second Serving SBS students will take Houston by storm this spring as they clean up the bayou, improve the curb appeal of houses in low income areas, bring joy to nursing home residents, and put a smile on the faces of oncology patients. When Interim Term Director Mrs. Kathy Payne sat down to brainstorm for Interim Term 2011, the Lord continued nudging her in the direction of finding a way to help students give back to the community.
Through prayer and discussions among administrators and faculty members, the concept of Second Serving blossomed. The first week of Interim Term will be designated for Second Serving, and the School will mobilize over 300 students to serve in significant capacities. Faculty members have designed a wide variety of opportunities. One teacher will help students make dresses out of pillowcases for young girls in Africa. Another teacher has invited the USO to School to explain what the organization does for our service men and women. Then, students will work in stations and put boxes together for our troops. The JV baseball team will work with Strike Out Hunger. Another group will visit the Houston Arboretum and help beautify the grounds. Mrs. Payne explains the mission behind Second Serving: “If students become involved in service at a young age, it will become a way of life. They can develop an awareness of who they are in Christ while brightening the lives of others. Our hope is that this week will give them a sense of purpose.”
Chapel Weekly, students come together to praise the Lord and learn more about Christianity from a variety of wise, knowledgeable teachers. Chapel serves as a cornerstone of the Second experience. In the midst of busy schedules, students and faculty have the chance to step away from responsibilities and quiet their hearts before the Lord. Lower School Pastor Curt Taylor and Kelly Turnage, both on staff at Second Baptist Church, coordinate the Lower School chapel series.
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Speakers share lessons about “growing our roots deeper in the Lord.” Pastor Curt recently shared a moving message about love, one of the fruits of the spirit. Using a simple glass container and a silver vase, he showed how the Lord refills our cup when we pour out love onto others. “Pastor Curt’s message demonstrates that when we are willing to do what Jesus commands of us, He will supply all our needs to carry out His work of love,” explains Mrs. Nelson. Middle School The chapel theme centers around the Middle School campaign, “Eagle Construction Crew: We build each other up, not tear down.” Hard hats, cones, flashing lights, drop cloths and tape are familiar sights in the halls that remind students of the Second Baptist Middle School Construction Company campaign. “This visible campaign reminds students to focus on building one another up in prayer, in word and in deed,” explains Nancy Wahl, eighth grade English teacher. Bible classes study the biblical principles of encouraging one another in Christ. By studying God’s toolbox in chapel, students better understand how to encourage one another in Christ. For three weeks of the month, students meet by grade level and learn from the administrators. Once a month, the Middle School meets collectively and learns from the church youth ministry team. In a recent message from Ms. Ranelle Woolrich, academic coordinator, students heard a meaningful message about how God’s Word keeps us on the right path. Upper School In the Upper School, students have the opportunity to help customize chapel services. To show students the importance of investing in their academic experience, Mr. Barber delivered a thoughtful message about the difference between renting versus owning a house. To illustrate, he highlighted some of the key differences between being a renter versus an owner: low risk vs. high risk; no investment vs. investment; rules vs. standards; compliance vs. commitment; and my house vs. my home. These contrasts helped students see how they can make a significant difference as a Christian in their School.
EXCELLING ATHLETICALLY Along with intellectual and spiritual growth, students also have the unparalleled opportunity to excel athletically in a variety of competitive sports. Working with coaches who truly care and go the extra mile, students are able to reach their potential on the field or on the court. The goal of athletics at Second Baptist School is to provide an environment of competition, cooperation, and teamwork for students that will glorify God and provide valuable life lessons.
First-Class Sportsmanship While competition is fierce and expectations are high, positive attitudes and good sportsmanship are emphasized in every sport. There is no better illustration of this principle than what occurred last winter at the TAPPS state swimming meet. The SBS varsity men’s swim team was primed for success. Throughout the meet, the scores were close between SBS and Lutheran South.
In the final event, Lutheran South won by just one point. Without a moment of hesitation, the SBS team members, along with Coach Hahn, walked across the Natatorium to offer a heart-felt congratulations to Lutheran South. This reaction shows that honor is placed above winning at SBS.
Clearly, the swim team left a strong impression among competitors with its unmatched sportsmanship.
The Earlier, the Better Good health and a fit lifestyle begin early, which is why physical fitness is emphasized in the Lower School. Through fun, creative activities, students learn that staying fit is enjoyable and easy to incorporate into daily life. Students benefit from learning about good health and fitness from a young age. Pre-K and Kindergarten students develop coordination skills by practicing with shoe tie cans, coffee cans with a pair of laces attached. They also hone gross motor skills like skipping, galloping, and jumping rope. Once a week they have a challenge day where they compete with another class in an activity. “We always emphasize sportsmanship and doing your best in competition,” says Mrs. Susy Crosser, PE Coordinator. To learn about nutrition, Lower and Middle School students study a unit called Nutrition Games. After memorizing important facts about nutrition, they play physical games that require them to recall that information. The coaches then take it a step further and challenge students to make good nutrition a way of life. To help keep Upper School students nutritionally on track, the coaches and PE staff speak with athletic teams about proper sports nutrition. “We teach them how to feed their bodies properly for successful performance in their sport and challenge them to make healthy nutritional choices daily,” says Mrs. Crosser.
A Nutritional Boost It is alarming to realize that 32 percent of all children in the United States are overweight or obese. This statistic reveals a 50 percent increase in the last 20 years. To respond to the nationwide epidemic of childhood obesity, SBS is committed to providing physical activity opportunities for students daily and to serve the children a healthy lunch in the cafeteria. Students now find healthier and more nutritious options for lunch. In addition to healthy hot entree items, the lunch service also provides freshly made sandwiches on whole wheat bread and fresh
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Sports Profile: A Team with a Cause The Cross Country team has shown tenacity and leadership during its season. Varsity Cross Country Coach Jeremy Donaldson helps his runners understand the larger context of their sport: “Students learn the discipline of endurance. While in other sports, running for endurance is viewed as a punishment, cross country runners know they will be running anywhere between three to six miles daily. They take pride in their skill and how hard they compete.” They also learn how to encourage one another. “In cross country, there are several clusters of runners who are about the same speed that run together. These clusters push each other as to how hard they can go. If one person misses practice, everyone in that group suffers. That is how everyone knows they are significant.”
This fall, both the Middle and Upper School cross country teams made a huge salads with low-fat dressings. Smaller portions and healthier dessert options are available. These nutrition improvements have been widely appreciated by students and families.
The Value of the Pursuit The grueling practices, the demanding game schedules and the sacrifice of free time are small prices to pay for the reward found in athletic participation. Playing sports resembles playing the game of life. There are victories and defeats; advances and setbacks; successes and mistakes. SBS has built a top-notch sports program. With skilled coaches who truly care about the lives of students, athletes have the distinct advantage of developing strong character while excelling in a sport. Through team sports, students learn the valuable lesson of working with others and motivating teammates to succeed. The power of positive peer pressure moves athletes to great heights. These team skills are easily translated into practices for success in business and a wide range of other professions. Working well with others is paramount to a meaningful career. While individual sports offer some degree of team building, they also offer another dimension. Students who take up golf, tennis, or cross country at a young age are able to play that sport for a lifetime in social or business situations. Whether students plan to participate in team-oriented contact sports or individual lifetime sports, they gain valuable athletic and interpersonal skills.
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statement by participating in Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure.” Located in Downtown Sam Houston Park, over 35,000 people participated. “There are causes in life that will excite you and motivate you without offering any firsthand rewards. I think these athletes get that concept and are strong spiritually to understand the importance of taking a stand,” says Coach Donaldson. Ben Tour was one of the SBS participants: “The runners had a great time and were excited by the positive atmosphere and the celebration of life.”
Athlete Profiles: What student athletes have gained from playing sports at SBS Caroline Wallace ’11: Varsity Volleyball Player Caroline puts into words what she has experienced on the SBS volleyball team: “I have learned so much about my teammates. We have the chance to form bonds with under and upperclassmen that wouldn’t be possible otherwise. We have all bonded, and it is so great to have close relationships with such outstanding girls.” She has also learned a very important life lesson. “Constant communication on the court is the key to encouraging each other.” Caroline also realizes the application of what she has learned in volleyball to real life. “We are learning to move on once we make a mistake. We have learned that getting upset with our performance does not benefit the team. While that applies to volleyball, I also see how important it is to use this same principle in life situations,” she says.
Isaiah McDuffie ’11: Varsity Football Player For Isaiah, playing football has been instrumental in making him into the young man he is today. He transferred into the Upper School from another school and was impressed by the way the SBS football team operated. “All I wanted was a chance, and Coach Sneed gave it to me,” he says. While he learned a tremendous amount about the game, he also learned a lot about life. “Being on the football team has been the best experience of my life. I have always viewed football as a game where boys come together as one and learn life lessons such as hard work, determination and teamwork.” In particular, he values the relationships formed on the team. “The players are more
than just my friends; they are my brothers,” he explains. In the classroom, Isaiah has worked hard and appreciated the strong academic program. “The School challenges its students in the classroom more than any other school I have attended.” After a semester at SBS, Isaiah had the opportunity to attend another school where he could make good grades with ease, but he considered the long-term perspective and wanted to give his best at Second. That is exactly what he did. Through studying and meeting with his teachers, he took the extra steps to conquer the academics. “No matter how impossible a task may seem, nothing is impossible for God,” explains Isaiah.
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A Second Baptist students never sit still for very long, and their summers are as full of activities as are the school year. The summer of 2011 presented opportunities for students at home and around the world. Some of the students had relaxing vacations while others opted for work or service and others chose learning opportunities.
long with taking a three-week business course at Georgetown University Imran Kheraj ’13 traveled to the most exotic locations. At Georgetown, he took Fundamentals of Business to learn about management policies and how to create a business. Their final project was to create a new business, make financial projections, create and define roles for the business team and describe how the business would evolve. In the more exotic half of his summer, Imran spent a month in Kenya, went on safaris around Mount Kilimanjaro, and snow skied in Dubai. Imran described Mombasa where he stayed for three weeks. “Everything moves more slowly in Kenya, you really cannot even tell time. Everyone has the greatest attitude and people are so peaceful. The only difficult thing was driving because there are no traffic lights.” Before heading to Nairobi, he went on a couple of safaris near Mount Kilimanjaro. He ended his travels in Dubai where he shopped in The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping mall, toured Hydropolis the first underwater hotel, and skied in the world’s largest indoor ski facility Ski Dubai. Ana Appedole ’11 declared, “I had the coolest summer. It was amazing; I learned so much.” After visiting family in Tampico, Mexico, she decided on attending a four-week immersion program in Tours, France where she spent every day from 9 to 5 learning French. English was not the common language because the students were all from different parts of the world: China, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Living with a French family, she said she lived by their rules and traveled how they like to travel. “What I liked the most was being able to meet people and learn about their ways of living. Going to France and just living it. You go on a school trip to France or on vacation with your parents, but you don’t live like an actual French person.
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John Durie ’11 worked a variety of jobs over the summer. John interned at Green Bank where he learned about personal banking, how signature cards and wire transfers work as well as an introduction to the Jack Henry database. However, John did not stay indoors all summer. He also worked on a ranch where he built a dam for a tank and deer blinds. John also traveled to Patchacan, Belize with a group from his church. Working in 120-degree heat, John spent his mornings pouring concrete and setting foundations for bathrooms. Then in the afternoons, they conducted a VBS for the local children. Emily Waters ’14 has spent previous summers attending Critter Camp and learning about animal care and jobs that work with animals like canine police and cruelty teams that rescue abused and neglected animals, but this summer she stepped up to work at the SPCA. Assigned to the Puppy Room, Emily said it might sound like fun with dozens of adorable puppies to play with, but it was not quite that charming. She was responsible for cleaning out cages and helping families find the right kind of dog to adopt. There was a lot to do, and she said, “I must have looked new and confused because everyone who came in the first day asked me if it was my first day.” Working in the puppy room also meant
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she worked in the Rodent Room where they have chinchillas, hamsters, ferrets and lots of other type of rodents. An equestrian, Emily regularly competes in barrel racing around the state. Tanner Crake ’11 enjoyed relaxing for most of the summer. He visited family in Florida and Kerrville, and then he headed for the Cayman Islands where he snorkeled through the coral reefs and swam with tame South Atlantic stingrays. Tanner said the best part was being able to hold the stingrays. “We held only the females because the males can be territorial and sometimes aggressive. Their skin is leathery and feels like a portobello mushroom.” However, it was not all beaches and relaxing for Tanner. He also worked up a sweat on the kitchen staff at Pine Cove Camp later in the summer. The kitchen staff were responsible for setting up the cafeteria for the campers and general floor and facilities clean up. The staff also took a day to go into Tyler to work at the local food bank where they packaged food for the clients. Chris Maurer ’13 earned some spending money this summer working as a lifeguard at his neighborhood pool, but he also traveled to Prague, Czech Republic where he helped teach English at a two-week English camp for Czech students. The English lessons they
taught were based on Bible stories and Chris said that the students already knew a lot but wanted to practice their English. They also took the students on hikes outside of the city. It was here Chris said they had more opportunity to share Christ with the students individually. “We could talk about sports and be more open when we were not in a classroom. You want to get to know them but they really want to get to know you more. The students were very friendly, but Czech is one of the most atheistic countries in Europe.” Summer Trip to Guyana by Ashmita Keswani, ’13 This summer I went to Guyana to visit my grandma and grandpa on my mom’s side of the family. While I was there, I went to orphanages, homeless shelters, and homes for disabled children. Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital was a hospital we visited with many ill and paralyzed patients. I got to feed a lot of the kids ice cream there because they couldn’t feed themselves. It was very sad. We also brought them other treats and toys. It was an amazing experience seeing those children so happy, and it was very hard to leave them. At night, my cousin, my grandpa, my uncle, and I would go to the homeless areas in the city, and give the people food and sodas. It was very sad to see the conditions they lived in. Some of the people looked almost dead or had only a pair of shorts to wear. They didn’t have food, proper clothing, shelter, or blankets.
What I learned from this experience was how fortunate I am to live in a nice house, have lots of things, and go to Second Baptist School, but these people find so much joy through food, blankets, or even a pair of shoes. People today complain about wanting more things when these people donâ€™t have anything at all. I think people as Christians need to serve God more by helping children, families, and people all around the world who have nothing instead of complaining about wanting more things. Iâ€™m going back to visit those children and help those people this November and December because just seeing the smiles on their faces is reward enough, and God tells us we should help them and pray for them. I think everyone can take some time from their busy lives to serve God and help people in this world who have nothing and need the help.
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Summer Journeys by Addie Brandfield-Harvey, ’12 I have once again embarked on another unforgettable journey: a biking trip through Spain, Portugal and France! I have done many cycling trips with the Student Hosteling Program which is a wonderful program for teens and adults to have the chance to bike the world for a week or even a month and the summer of 2010 gave me the perfect opportunity to practice my Spanish. My trip to España, Portugal y Francia was a new and exciting adventure. My group (four girls, five boys, and three leaders) flew to Madrid, Spain and then took a long train ride to Santiago de Componstela (northern part of Spain). Once we arrived in Santiago, the month-long trip began! The entire visit consisted of experiencing the life amongst the locals, trying new foods, and admiring the architecture, artwork, and customs. The best moments on the trip were watching the World Cup in Spain, spending a relaxing day on the Islas Cíes, and celebrating my sixteenth birthday in Paris! While biking along the road, one of the biker’s tires blew out, so we had to make a checkstop and wait for the bike leader to repair the
wheel. While we were waiting, we heard a loud cheer from a hotel restaurant nearby and saw a large group screaming at the television. Everyone realized the World Cup was on, and Spain was playing for the title. We all rushed into the restaurant and accompanied the fans by joining in the suspense and thrill of this crucial game. The group cheered and hugged one another and yelled “Viva la España! Once the final whistle blew, the whole restaurant was filled with tears of joy as Spain became the World Champions for the first time! The next great moment on the trip was the day our group traveled on a boat to the luxurious Islas Cíes, a beautiful group of islands off the coast of Portugal. The scenery was breathtaking, and the weather was perfect to get a nice summer tan! The best parts of the islands were the beaches and the lighthouse hike. The water was as clear as glass, and the hike to the lighthouse was beautiful. Our group camped for three nights and enjoyed the famous dish, Paella de Pollo. Last but not least, my birthday in Paris was the icing on the cake. The City of Lights was the perfect place to celebrate a Sweet Sixteen. We dined at a lovely French bistro across from the Louvre and finished at my favorite gelato bar, which I had discovered the summer before during my cycling trip through Belgium and Holland. The pièce de résistance was waiting on the Champs-Élysées the next morning to watch the final stage of the Tour de France as it finished right in front of us. I am not certain where next summer’s bike trip will take me although I would like to continue to study language and to complete some community service while I’m away. I just know that I will suffer from wanderlust until that time!
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Writing: Embracing t he Process Mrs. Iris Fre nch Stewart
Third Grade Teacher
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The 5th Annual
Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy
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Inspiring. Emotional. Motivating. All of these words describe the 5th Annual Distinguished Speaker Luncheon. Once again, the luncheon was a tremendous event for Second Baptist School, as alumni, parents, teachers, alumni parents and friends of SBS gathered together in support of SBS faculty. During the luncheon, awards were presented to the 2010 Distinguished Alumni and the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Parents. Edd Kellum Hendee ’94 was posthumously honored as the Distinguished Alumni. Edd lived a life of honor as a successful businessman, Navy veteran and proud father and husband. His father, Edd Hendee, accepted the award and spoke of his son’s love for Second Baptist School. It was apparent Edd’s love of SBS was shared by his entire family. David and Lynda Tauber were recognized as the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Parents for their involvement in the growth and life of SBS. As former Parents Association and Booster Club Presidents, the Tauber’s contributed much to SBS through their service to these organizations and many others during their years as current parents, and now as alumni parents. The featured speakers this year were Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy, who became well-known after the movie based on their life, The Blind Side, became a blockbuster hit in 2009. Speaking together, the Tuohy’s shared a message about making a difference in someone’s life. Referencing scripture, they talked about the power of a cheerful giver, and that giving with a joyful heart is the most genuine way to impact others. As they recalled their adoption of Michael Oher, who is now a starting NFL Baltimore Raven, they emphasized that changing lives begins with just one person. A special thank you to the 2010 Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Chairmen, Leigh and Jim Tomforde
and Kim and Don Sweat, and the entire committee, for their work in making this event one to remember!
The 5th Annual Distinguished Speaker Luncheon
Distinguished Alumni Recipient Edd Kellum Hendee graduated from Second Baptist School in 1994, and left behind a legacy of intense school spirit, heart-felt friendships, and a profound sense of both courage and honor. His sisters, Lisa Hendee Blackard, ’97, and Kristin Hendee, ’02, loved following in their big brother’s footsteps at SBS. After high school graduation, Edd attended Lawrenceville School and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1999. He earned a masters degree in English from George Mason University and then served five years in the U.S. Navy. As a lieutenant on the U.S.S. Denver in Operation Enduring Freedom, he led boarding teams onto foreign vessels in search of al Qaeda operatives. After Edd’s service in the Navy, he went on to Harvard Business School where he earned an MBA in 2006. He went to work at Starwood Capital Group in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he quickly rose to the position of VicePresident of Acquisitions. During his
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Today, the Tauber family attends Second Baptist Church, where they have been active members since 1984. They are also both currently involved as members of the Advisory Board at Yellowstone Academy.
time at Starwood, Edd led the largest initial public offering at the time, the third-largest real estate investment trust raised in U.S. history, and the largest externally managed blind pool fund ever completed on the New York Stock Exchange. His work at Starwood was focused in New York City, as he managed the development of office buildings, hotels, and restaurants that continue to profit the company today. Not only a successful businessman, Edd was extraordinary in every aspect of his life and was most proud of his family. He married his wife Claudine in 2002 and together they had three children, Campbell, 5, (now a PreKindergartener at SBS), Hudson, 3, and Reagan, 1. He considered his family to be the greatest accomplishment of his life. Edd went home to be with the Lord on February 13, 2010.
David is one of two Principals of The Tauber Companies and actively directs the Carbon Black Feedstocks Division for all domestic and international market development. Edd Hendee Family with Dr. Jeff D. Williams He oversees the daily operations of Tauber, including trading, banking, Distinguished Alumni accounting, administration and risk Parents Recipients management. David is an associate David and Lynda Tauber have served member of the National Petroleum Second Baptist School in numerous Refiners Association and the American ways since their son David entered SBS Petroleum Institute. He is also a in 1991, followed by their daughter member of the President’s Cabinet for Rebekah in 1994. They have been the College of Biblical Studies and is a actively involved in the growth of Deacon at Second Baptist Church. SBS as current parents and now as alumni parents. As the Second Fund The Tauber family, including Lori Chairmen, they encouraged families Tauber and Amy Alvarez, and to make giving back to SBS a priority. grandchildren Nicholas and Luke, While serving as the Eagle Athletic have been vital members in the Booster Club Presidents, they helped life of Second Baptist. David ’03, the athletics program become the and Rebekah, who passed away on prestigious organization it is today. February 14, 2008, significantly enjoyed their years as students as SBS. Along with duties as team mom and room mom, Lynda was the Hospitality Chair of the Parents Association for two years, the Second Vice-President of the Parents Association and the eighth grade dance chair in 2001. Lynda also served as chair for the 1997 auction “An Evening in Paris.” David has served as the Chair of the Second Baptist School Committee since 1994, and currently holds this position. David and Lynda Tauber with Dr. Jeff D. Williams
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Helen Mukhar Buckner taught Kindergarten for five years at SBS, then enjoyed the blessing of spending 15 years at home raising her children. She has just gone back to teaching, and is in her second year of teaching Kindergarten at Northland Christian School. Her daughter Stephanie is a freshman and her son Jonathan is in 6th grade at NCS. When NCS and SBS play each other, she is torn, but says her heart will always belong to SBS! Helen@bucknerweb.com
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Class of 1990 Reunion
Stephen Rogers and his wife just had their third baby, and second boy on August 25, 2010. email@example.com. ...................................
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he Class of â€˜90 Reunion was a 2-day event that kicked off with the alumni only on Friday afternoon with a tour at SBS hosted by Becky Larkin, Ruth Dale, and Carol Ware. Following the tour, the Class climbed back in the tree in front of the old Sanctuary to remake our senior picture. From there, the alumni reconnected over dinner and a night out that did not end for some until the wee hours of the morning. On Saturday night, the alumni and their spouses enjoyed a privately-catered dinner in the old Brownstone building. While everyone ate dinner and laughed with old friends, the SBS Video Yearbooks played in the background along with some class 80â€™s music. Over 70% of the class showed up for some part or all of the weekend, and after having so much fun, the class voted to start having reunions every 5 years instead of every 10. See you in 2015!
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1990 Class Agents Donny Ford
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Asif Ali joined The University
of Texas Health Science Center Houston as faculty in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is publishing a cardiology consult book this December and is continuing efforts as subclinical investigator in HEARTs study: a collaborative effort of Memorial Hermann, Houston Rockets, and The University of Texas Medical School in screening middle school HISD children in efforts to reduce
Baylor College of Medicine and is expecting their third child. They have Nylah (age 6) and Nadia (age 3). email@example.com ...................................
1993 Class Agents Anne Munger Freeman Meredith Jolley Arendale firstname.lastname@example.org
1994 Class Agents Lucian Bukowski
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Marilyn Van Zandt Kehr email@example.com
Jill Moses Holstead
sudden cardiac death in student athletes and non-athletes. He was recently on The Dr. Oz Show to discuss the study. Nina Ali (his wife) has become the Assistant Program Director for OBGYN for
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1996 Class Agent Allison Moody Ball email@example.com
Jason Kates’ wife, Janel, gave
birth to their first child, and future Eagle, Jonah Michael Kates on April 16. He was 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and 21 inches long. He is the first grandchild for Upper School Math Teacher Laura Kates and her husband, Curt. firstname.lastname@example.org
1997 Class Agents Reagan Fincher
Reagan Fincher and Will Bradley (‘99) took a break from
the brutal real estate market in Houston and spent a week hiking and camping in Denali National Park in Alaska over Labor Day. Here is a picture taken after Reagan had to rescue Will from a bear! email@example.com
1998 Class Agents Kelly Clanton Holton firstname.lastname@example.org
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Greg Higgs founded a company called Fab Fours in 2004, which is manufacturing aftermarket winch bumpers for trucks and jeeps. They just received notice of making the Inc. 500! Fab Fours is ranked as the 489th fastest growing company in America. The company is located in Lancaster South Caroline, 20 miles south of Charlotte. Greg is married to Rose Higgs, and they have a 4-year-old daughter, Jaden, and 2-year-old son Lucas. ghiggs@ fabfours.com Mike and Deb (’99) Turner are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Annie. She was born on July 23 at 8:23 a.m., 7 pounds, 8 ounces and 19 inches long. They are having a blast being parents! email@example.com
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Alumni Come Home for Homecoming! D
uring the third quarter of the Homecoming football game, alumni and their families enjoyed a special reception given in their honor at Jane’s Grill. The Alumni Reception, featuring a festive blue and gold dessert bar, was a great place for alumni to escape the humidity outside and catch up with former classmates and teachers. SBS excitedly welcomed back alumni to the football game, alumni table and Alumni Reception! Alumni returning included: Brant Durrett ‘82 Charles Durrett ‘86 Patrick Richard ‘88 Doug Daniels ‘89 Tisha Harper Krause ‘90 Jeremy Rasp ‘94 Pamela Swank Virgadamo ‘96 Amanda Craig ‘96 James Patterson ‘96 Chris McInturff ‘97 Jayne Jennings ‘99 Nicole Giraudin Martinez ‘99 Justin Kates ‘99 Carrie Jobe Bowden ‘99 Laura Terrell Lalani ‘02
William Bedford ‘02 Nora Ashkar ‘02 Lauren Ashkar Baker ‘02 Amy Danvers ‘03 Hannah Noble ‘03 Loren Stiefel Hopf ‘03 Josh Hallman ‘04 Nathan Kasper ‘04 Brook Black ‘04 Annie Williams ‘05 Leah Terrell ‘05 Nick Fuerst ‘06 Elizabeth Anderson ‘06 Johnny Adams ‘06 Raquel Rees ‘07
Blake Hanson ‘07 David Velez ‘08 Meagan Smith ‘08 Trevor Hanson ‘09 Carly Calhoun ‘09 Ashley Clark ‘09 Hailie Durrett ‘09 Jessica Klingenberg ‘09 Davison Crake ‘09 Jesse Worsham ‘09 Sarah Adams ‘09 Dillon Terrence Whalen ‘10 Natalie Tollett ‘10 Christopher Lewis ‘10 Kevin Smith ‘10
Alumni Parents Reunion Reminiscing and catching up, more than 60 alumni parents gathered at the Third Annual Alumni Parents Reunion before the Homecoming football game. During the event, parents enjoyed a light dinner and saw a sneak peek of Pillow Talk, the Upper School Fall Drama. This annual event gives parents a chance to come back together and reflect on their enjoyable days together as SBS parents! A special thanks to the 2010 Alumni Parents Reunion Committee: Kathy and Ron Abney, Cindy and Bob Blades, Beverly and Doug Bradley, Pat and Allen Daniels, Susan and Steve Fincher, Cynthia and Richard Fine, Jan and Bob Griesenbeck, Susan and Joe Ince, Leslie and Don Kellam, Kathy and John Magee, Toni and Ruben Monzon, Melissa and Greg Terrell, Sharolyn and Mike Wood.
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Houston Alumni Networking Lunch
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BS Alumni gathered together for a networking lunch at Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant, a favorite for Tex-Mex in Houston, on Wednesday, October 27, 2010. The SBS Office of Alumni Relations welcomed alumni from several graduating classes spanning 1983 to 2005. The atmosphere was festive and the conversation fun. Reagan O’Reilly (1997) shared with the group about what it is like to fly as a pilot for Continental Airlines, as well as be a father of one with another on the way. Carolyn Shroer (2002), also present, talked about her upcoming project as Exhibit Designer at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Amir Radfar, Will Bradley, Mike Turner, Jayne Jennings and Nicole Giraudin Martinez (all from the class of 1999) enjoyed catching up and sharing stories from past and present. It is always a treat for alumni to visit with past teachers Rebecca Larkin and Carol Ware, who never fail to have great stories from the days their nowgrown students were at SBS. Both teachers enjoyed hearing from alumni Scott Sheinfeld about his marketing work with Landry’s restaurants and Asif Ali (1992) about his experiences in the medical field, which included being a guest on The Dr. Oz Show. Although many of the alumni in attendance have different stories, vary in life stages, and work in an array of professions, they all share the legacy of graduating from Second Baptist School. The SBS Office of Alumni Relations would like to thank all of those who attended the lunch and made it such a success. We love our alumni, and will be praying for great things to continue in their lives. Alumni in attendance included: Scott Sheinfeld (1983), Asif Ali (1992), Reagan Fincher (1997), Reagan O’Reilly (1997), Jane Jennings (1999), Nicole Giraudin Martinez (1999), Will Bradley (1999), Amir Radfar (1999), Mike Turner (1999), Nora Ashkar (2002), Carolyn Schroer (2002), Lauren Ashkar Baker (2002), Hannah Noble (2003), Amy Danvers (2003), Loren Steifel Hopf (2003), William Saour (2004), Cale Dowell (2005)
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Where Are They Now?
Taylor Ince ’97 and Robin Kellam Ince ’00
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On June 12, 2010, Carrie Jobe (’99) married Greg Bowden. Carrie and Greg met about seven years ago in the summer of ‘03 in a singles Bible study class at Second Baptist Church. They stayed friends that whole time and started dating several years later. During the two years (‘04-‘06) that Carrie was in the Peace Corps, they kept in
f you told me as a freshman at SBS that I would marry Taylor Ince, I would have fainted right there on the spot, but I didn’t marry him for the reason I would have fainted as a fifteen-year-old. You see, we met at a seminole point in our lives in 2005: Taylor just quitting law school to follow the call to seminary, and I experiencing a harrowing first year of teaching middle school and desperately wanting out. We both turned to Second Baptist Church. Robert Hurley, our former Bible teacher at SBS, graciously gave us jobs in the high school ministry. Here Taylor discovered that I existed, and I discovered his passion for the Lord. Our shared sense of adventure and call to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth quickly brought us together. We were married a year later, and had our son, Seth Robert, this past June. This fall, our family moved to Edinburgh, Scotland where Taylor has begun what will likely be 4 years of doctoral work in Old Testament studies at New College, University of Edinburgh. This move is a response to what we strongly sense as a call to take part in God’s work in Scotland and in Edinburgh, in particular.
touch through email. When Carrie returned to the USA, they renewed their friendship. In the summer of ‘08, they started dating and got engaged at the beginning of 2010. They bought a house, have two cats, and are living happily ever after! firstname.lastname@example.org
In September, we joined the staff of Friends International (www.friendsinternational. org.uk). In its own words, Friends’ vision is “that every international student in the UK have a Christian friend, giving them the opportunity to respond to the message of Jesus Christ and return home with the desire and skills to spread the Gospel in their own country and throughout the world.” Those of you who know us well may know of our desire to train pastors in the Third World. Friends complements this desire and may well serve as preparation for its future satisfaction. This sort of synthesis is something only God can do. For more on our ministry and life in Edinburgh, please see http://www.yeservants. org/missionaries/Ince.html and http://taylorandrobin.blogspot.com.
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A l u m n i U p d at e s Justin Kates married Lana Terry
on June 12, 2010. They met through a mutual friend at Second Baptist and got to know each other while serving during Angels of Light and Kids Crazy Christmas Show. They got married in Lana’s hometown of Borger, Texas. Justin now works for his dad at Alloy Metals and Tubes International and
San Antonio where he served as President of the Criminal Law
Class Agents Christen Bringhurst Myers email@example.com
Erin Larkin Watkins
Association. He has been working as an Intern for Judge McSpadden. firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Agents Rory Brewton Lana is the Enrichment Teacher for Second Baptist Lower School. email@example.com
Amanda Skelton Yocum is proud to announce the birth of Patrick Thomas Yocum on September 10 at 10:07 p.m. He was 6 pounds 9 ounces and 18 inches long. His proud big brother James turned two on September 3! The Yocum family now lives in Midland, Texas, and they are loving life! firstname.lastname@example.org
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2002 Class Agents Kristin Hendee email@example.com
Prominent State District Judge Mike McSpadden, attired in his official black robe, brought his judicial presence to the Bar at Tony’s restaurant Thursday night and swore in recent law grad, Temple Ramming. Temple’s proud parents, Larry and Jeanette, along with family friend, Anne Van Horn, were there to witness the exciting event. The delighted bystanding crowd, including several distinguished members of the Houston Bar Association, erupted in applause and welcomed the new lawyer. Former Trinity University football player and Grad Assistant Coach, Temple recently graduated from St. Mary’s School of Law in
2003 Class Agents Bradley Jackson
Mary Margaret Porter
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Class of 2000 Reunion
n celebration of their 10-year reunion, the SBS Class of 2000 had a weekend of festivities in June. About 75 of them met at Armadillo Palace, and everyone had a great time catching up. Out of the 28 SBS lifers, 20 were in attendance at the reunion so they gathered together to pose for a lifers picture. On Sunday, the class had a group lunch at Texadelphia, and some of their classmates with little ones were able to bring them as well.Rebecca Larkin and Jeannene Simonton were also at the Sunday lunch to catch up with the beloved class. Members is attendance: Lindsay Messersmith Barry Courtney Snider Bates Christi Woliver Bennett Harrison M. Bibb Samuel B. Brewster Angie Choueifati Courtney E. Crocker Jenna Dee Miller Detro Jennifer N. Dill Meredith Shanklin Earnest Julie D. Faris Jill S. Ford Linsie Abney Goza Keri Fletcher Henry Scott W. Hocking Jarrod Hood Robin Kellam Ince Monica Kuykendall Joanna Fraser Laeding Logan Lee Nicholas D. Little Joey T. Lockhart Michael J. Long Jade K. Lopez Heather Wiseman Lyon
Deborah F. Mabry Christie A. Mathis John K. McCoin Elizabeth S. Munger Christen Bringhurst Myers Brent Norwood Kendra Stites Ogroske Noor Haddad Paizi Kristin Papp Will D. Pyle Cole Schindler Scott Schindler Nazanin S. Shirazi Sarah Young Shrode Maria Poulos Simmons Caroline Cobb Smith Jennifer Kight Spencer John Stiver Matthew D. Storey Melissa Green Streich Gray Thornton Glenn Valentine Erin Larkin Watkins Chandler B. Williamson Rachel DeLano Wolfe Whitney D. Womac
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A l u m n i U p d at e s Amy Danvers (’03) got engaged in Chicago over the summer to Ben Johnson. Amy graduated from Baylor University and Ben graduated from Texas A&M University. They met in Houston
Patrick Coddou (’04) and
Jennifer Leftwich were married on August 14, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. Pictured are SBS alumni who attended the wedding: David Reeves (’04), Emily Pruet Reeves (’04), Stephen Coddou (’08), Lauren Ashkar Baker (’02), Josh Hallman (’04) and Nathan Delano (’04). patrick. firstname.lastname@example.org
through volunteering with Young Life and are getting married next spring. email@example.com
Walker French (’03) graduated
in May with an MBA from Acton School of Business, a different kind of business school that is made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. For more information about Acton’s new online learning program contact Walker at walker.french@ gmail.com
2004 Class Agents Casey Brewton
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Aubrey Hunsaker graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and is currently employed at Fossil, Inc. in Dallas as a concept and apparel designer. alhunsaker@ gmail.com Jordan Kates married Warren Bowling on May 30, 2009. She is
currently a medical assistant to an orthopedic surgeon in Baton Rouge. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Cody Roberts was awarded a Masters in Professional
Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. She most enjoyed the study abroad program in Prague, Czech Republic. Kathleen accepted an audit position with Deloitte in Austin and began employment in September. KCodyR@gmail.com ..................................
2005 Class Agents Robert Doty email@example.com
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Alumni Employees at SBS
Class Agents Jenny Long
This is Prince Harry and the cadet in the sunglasses is Tyler Bambrick! Prince Harry stopped by West Point to fire some live
welve SBS Alumni are employees of their alma mater and are pursuing careers in the same hallways where they were once students. “Working at Second Baptist School is blessing that I am thankful to God for everyday. I enjoyed it when I attended school here, and the love and sense of community in this place drew me back in,” Loren Stiefel Hopf, said. “Not only do I have the privilege of teaching and coaching incredible students, but I also I have the honor of working alongside the most gifted, well-humored, and God-honoring faculty in the world!” SBS is honored to have our alumni working at the School and inspiring our current students to reach the full potential that God created them for. Thank you for your loyalty to SBS! rounds with a few cadets. Tyler was training to be an instructor at Camp Buckner, which is where
Ryan Hendrick, Trevor Hanson and John Buckley
(Class of 2009) were for the month of July. Leave it to our SBS graduate to be in the national news with Prince Harry. This picture was on the AP wire.
Elizabeth Anderson ‘06, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant Lauren Ashkar Baker ’02, Alumni Relations and Admissions Coordinator Nora Ashkar ‘02, Upper School Art and Photography Teacher Amanda Van Zandt Craig ’96, Second Grade Bible Teacher Kimberly Hystad Day ’03, Lower School Art Teacher Loren Stiefel Hopf ’03, Fifth Grade Teacher and Volleyball, Basketball and Softball Coach Jeremy Donalson ’97, Middle School Computer Teacher, and Cross Country, Basketball and Baseball Coach Shari Durrett ’84, Publications Coordinator Hannah Noble ’03, Technology Integration Specialist Blake Skidmore ’03, Information Technology Manager Leah Terrell ’05, Second Grade Teacher and Cheerleading Coach Mary White ’83, First Grade Teacher
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Starting a New Tradition with the Class of 2010 â€“
he recent senior class, along with their teachers, coaches, and advisors, gathered as a group one last time at the home of Class Agent Shannon Dodds for the Senior Send-Off. A new tradition in the Office of Alumni Relations, the luncheon was a casual time for the close-knit group to see each other again before embarking on their journey to college. A special treat enhancing the occasion was the delivery of the 2010 yearbooks. The former seniors scoured through their yearbooks as they recalled many fun memories of their senior year together. Before officially sending them off, Rebecca Larkin, Director of College Guidance, encouraged them to stay connected to their SBS family by becoming involved in and attending alumni activities throughout the year. With traditions like the Senior Send Off, staying connected is simple, even if saying goodbye is tough. Best wishes to the Class of 2010!
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Annie and Brittany (’05) Zeleskey both graduated from Ole
at Philip Lim 3.1 in the fall and studied abroad in Prague during the spring. While at Philip Lim, he designed two animal print patterns that were used in the Fall Collection. He also did the artwork for a magazine that described Philip Lim’s inspiration for the show.
Miss and decided to stay in Oxford
Rachel Tyler has moved to New
and open a bed and breakfast! They opened on July 15 and the business has taken off! They love welcoming Houston families to visit Oxford! www.TheZ-Oxford.com firstname.lastname@example.org ..................................
2007 Class Agents Mallory Dixon
American Statesman in an article on “How to Wear Burnt Orange.” This past summer she interned for Teen Vogue in New York City.
Graham Hamilton is a senior at New York University majoring in Studio Art with a minor in Art History. He still loves NYC. He is currently in Senior’s Honor Studios and will take part in an art show this November. His junior year was very eventful as he interned
York City where she recently did a fashion design internship with Shoshanna before graduating from Baylor University in August. The internship turned into a full-time job with their in-house public relations team. Her position involves a lot of work with fashion magazine editors. She is loving the experience!
2008 Class Agents Christina Hayes
Kathryn Worsham is a current
student at The University of Texas. She was recently in a wedding photo shoot in Austin for Southern Weddings magazine, Volume 3. She was also in the Austin
Amber Calhoun is in her third year playing volleyball at Texas State University. She received Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week Honors early this season. Southland Conference sports information directors’ vote
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Daniele White is a Texas A&M Health Science Center nursing student. Earlier this year, she participated in a mass casualty disaster training exercise in the Simulation Center at the Health Science Center’s recently dedicated campus. During the simulation, Daniele treated numerous patients that were played by actors in lifelike makeup. The “patients” were treated for injuries during the drill, which simulated a chemical explosion. email@example.com ..................................
2009 on the recipient of this honor. Amber was voted the SLC Defensive Player of the Week in 2009, and she was the first person on her team to win a weekly honor this year. Amber was selected First Team All-SLC as a sophomore and was selected Preseason All-SLC First Team going into this season. Currently, she leads the conference in hitting percentage and blocks! Amber was also named team captain. firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Agents Hailie Durrett
John Doughtie is playing football at Colorado School of Mines, as a Wide Receiver for the Orediggers. Having been red-shirted his first season, he is now enjoying playing for one of the top ranked schools in NCAA Division II Football! email@example.com
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Trevor Hanson, Tyler Bambrick ’06 and Ricky Johnson ’06 are pictured at
the Texas Parent Tamale Party at Westpoint before the Army versus Temple football game!
Laura Payne attended Houston
Fashion Week 2010! With her press pass, she was able to meet leading fashion designers, including Project Runway Winner, Christian
2011 Mark your calendars!
January 7, 2011 Siriano. As part of her assignment for Bambi Lynn Ramsey, SBS parent and Executive Director/Producer, Laura wrote about the events on her blog, The Longhorn Luxe. payne. firstname.lastname@example.org ..................................
2010 Class Agents Shannon Dodds
Alumni Basketball Game/Flight Night 7pm â€˘ E Gym SBS Cheerleader Reunion 7pm â€˘ Multi-Purpose Room For all former SBS cheerleaders, cheer moms and coaches. Join the FUN!
March 24, 2011 Second Generation Breakfast Deacons Parlor For alumni who are also parents of current SBS students.
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The Last Word by Scott Terrell, SBS Class of 2011 Every person reading this Eagle has one thing in common, a love for Second Baptist School. Whether you have a child in elementary, junior high, or high school the love for our outstanding school, remains the same. Parents truly want the best for their child, and that is one of the main reasons why your child attends SBS. The money and most importantly, the time you invest in Second Baptist School is all worth it! I am a “Lifer,” so I know no school other than Second Baptist. I attended the Bridge class where the famous Mrs. Jennings was my teacher. Especially now I’m a senior, my mom loves to remind me of my first day of school. As she puts it, I walked up to the school like “I owned the place!” I had two sisters who were already in high school and junior high, and I couldn’t wait to become an SBS student. Sure enough, I was here to stay. Truthfully, I could not even imagine what my life would be like without Second Baptist! During open house tours for perspective students I often get questions like, “What makes Second Baptist different from some of the other schools in the Houston area?” My first response is “the teachers and the environment.” The teachers here are the best around; and I’m not saying that just because my sister is one of them. What makes the teachers here so different and unique is the fact that they care about you. They go above and beyond. I was thinking about this the other day; I could name every single teacher I had all the way from Mrs. Jennings in Bridge to Ms. Simonton in senior Bible. As a student, you know that the teachers care about you and want to see you succeed, but sometimes, we do not understand what we know. I know I did not fully understand until I saw how much time, energy and effort my sister, was putting into her second grade students. When I tell some of my friends, who go to other schools, about my teachers, they tell me how lucky I am. I knew there was a reason why I could name all my teachers, but now I understand why. The environment is the second aspect that makes SBS different from any other school in the Houston area. In high school “it’s the cool thing” to be able to make A’s in your class. It’s not cool to blow off assignments or fail classes. Also, the Christian environment is something I know I take for granted sometimes. One thing that is pretty awesome is having a Bible class every day. The Bible teachers know that most of the students already go to church on the weekend, so they try to teach the Bible in a different way – a way that applies to students on an everyday, practical level. They really stress being true to yourself and not putting on a fake identity just to impress people. SBS is often referred to as a bubble; however, I like to think of it as a culture. It is a culture of balancing, faith and learning. I have learned the value of hard work, integrity and striving for excellence because of the examples of my teachers! On behalf of the Senior Class and every student at Second Baptist, thank you! Thank you to our parents for sending us to Second Baptist School and for our teachers, who give above and beyond.
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Second Baptist School
2006â€“2011 Strategic Plan Update
TheReport During the spring of 2006, the administrative team organized seven strategic planning committees. The committees consisted of over 90 parents, faculty members, and administrators and they addressed seven key areas at SBS:
Spiritual Life Students Faculty Fine Arts Athletics Development Technology As the plan first appeared in the annual report, the passion and commitment for the future of the school remains the same. Each year the Strategic Plan is updated to reflect the progress the School is making towards fulfilling our goals.
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SpiritualLife By combining our energies, ideas and resources, faculty and parents are creating a partnership of excellence – an excellence borne of the understanding that knowledge alone cannot sufficiently prepare youth for the challenges of the twenty-first century. Instead, we must offer them wisdom which comes only from God. If we demand value from education, we must insist upon Christian values in education. It is only then that excellence in education can be achieved.
Goal Remain committed to the training of consecrated young people in areas of knowledge that will allow them to understand clearly, think deeply, judge wisely, and have the courage to live their lives on the great principles and convictions of biblical truth. Key Strategies • Continue to bring students into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ • Equip students to do with all excellence that which God calls them to do • Develop a program that targets key transitional points for students and major spiritual issues confronting the lives of students • Emphasize the integration of faith and learning in classrooms, viewing all learning through a biblical template • Provide opportunities for Upper School students to mentor Lower and Middle School students • Ensure that the school offers a variety of mission projects for students to serve the school community, the neighborhood community, and the global community
• 72 students made decisions during Spiritual Emphasis Week • Missions around the world • Senior Blessings with 4th graders • Interim Term service • Senior devotional book • Senior Retreat • Freshman Retreat • Sixth graders served at Salvation Army • Shoes for Orphan Souls donations • Prayer partners within the school and the community • Angels of Light: collection of over 750 wrapped toys, over $2200 for the toy drive, 5th grade students served as volunteers, US students donated 120 toys • Fourth Grade “Jesus Freak” Program • Spiritual Emphasis Week • SBS Souper Bowl of Caring • Guest artist on campus painted his vision of Christ • Football team travels to Mexico • SBS Celebrates Thanksgiving • Chapels: Lower School Chapel focused on Missions Middle School Chapel focused on the parables of Jesus Upper School Chapel focused on a passage from II Peter
• 66 students made decisions during Spiritual Emphasis Week • Missions around the world • Senior Blessings with 4th graders • Interim Term service • Senior devotional book • Senior Retreat • Freshman Retreat • Sixth graders served at Salvation Army • Seventh graders wrote letters to men and women in the service • Eighth graders wrote notes of encouragement for residents at Star of Hope • Shoes for Orphan Souls donations • Lower School’s collection of eyeglasses sent to Honduras • Prayer partners within the school and the community • Angels of Light: collection of 503 wrapped toys and 1155 cans of vegetables • First graders made Valentine’s for the elderly of End Hunger • Fourth Grade “Jesus Freak” Program • Spiritual Emphasis Week • Chapels: Lower School Chapel focused on “I Believe…Do You?” Middle School Chapel focused on Psalms Upper School Chapel focused on The Lord’s Prayer
• 86 students made decisions during Spiritual Emphasis Week • Missions around the world • Senior Blessings with 4th graders • Interim Term service • Senior devotional book • Senior Retreat • Freshman Retreat • Sixth graders served at the Salvation Army • Seventh and eighth graders served at Star of Hope • Shoes for Orphan Souls donations • Lower School letters to soldiers and letter exchange with students in Uganda • Prayer partners within the school and the community • Angels of Light: collection of more than 450 wrapped toys and sports watches • Fourth Grade “Jesus Freak” Program • Spiritual Emphasis Week • Chapels: Lower School Chapel focused on “In Christ I Choose” Middle School Chapel focused on Luke 2:52 Upper School Chapel focused on Do Hard Things
• 42 students made decisions of faith • Missions around the world • 4th Grade Blessings for Pre-Kindergarten • Interim Term service • Senior devotional book • Senior Retreat • Freshman Retreat • Sixth graders served at the Salvation Army • Shoes for Orphan Souls donations • Lower School letters to soldiers • Prayer partners within the school and the community • Angels of Light: LS donated over 400 toys, MS over 400 sports watches, US over 1200 canned goods • Fourth Grade “Jesus Freak” Program • LS In Focus • First Annual SBS Service Day: LS served local nursing homes, MS wrote the military, US focused on becoming strong Christian leaders • Chapel: Lower School Chapel focused on “Who is God and Who Am I to God” Middle School Chapel focused on Patriotism Upper School Chapel focused on “Playlists”
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Students The educational environment for SBS students emphasizes critical thinking, ingenuity, and effective communication skills. Each student is directed toward life-long learning by an involved and enthusiastic faculty. Students are enriched and broadened by experiences outside the classroom. As a result, SBS graduates consistently attend the college of their choice across the nation. Over the years, SBS students have attended over 100 universities across the United States including University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, University of Virginia, Wheaton College, Harvard University, Stanford University, and leading Texas universities.
Goal Identify, attract, and retain a diverse student body committed to spiritual service, academic excellence, and extracurricular participation. Key Strategies • Evaluate the effectiveness of admission policies and procedures • Increase parent involvement in open houses, tours and identification of key neighborhoods • Intensify efforts to attract students with high potential in all grade-levels • Strengthen the school’s market awareness in the city of Houston • Enhance co-curricular opportunities for Lower and Middle School students • Initiate individual meetings with current SBS students and families during key transition points in their academic pursuits • Conduct exit interviews with families leaving SBS • Strengthen leadership skills in school programs and through extracurricular participation
Accomplishments 2006-2007 • Class of 2007: SBS graduates attend 31 different schools in 16 states and were offered over $3.4 million in scholarships • SBS has 3 National Merit Finalists • Seniors Receive National Appointments: The United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy recognized and appointed two SBS senior boys • Junior College Night • Sophomore College Night • Class of 2011 introduced to Upper School • 96% of SBS families reenrolled for 2007-2008 • 60 seniors named as 5A TAPPS All-State selections in athletics or the arts • Duke Talent Identification Program • Numerous club opportunities including Student Council and Key Club • SBS students perform over 10,000 hours of community service • Lower School, Middle School, Upper School Open Houses • Private School Preview • Total enrollment of 1010 up from 962 last year • 149 new students and 124 new families
2007-2008 • Class of 2008: SBS graduates attend 25 different schools in 11 states and were offered over $3 million in scholarships • SBS presents three National Merit Scholars, eight National Merit Commended Scholars and four National Hispanic Recipients • Junior College Night • Sophomore College Night • Class of 2012 introduced to US
• 97% of SBS families reenrolled for 2008-2009 • Duke Talent Identification Program • Club opportunities including Student Council, Key Club, and Science Club • SBS students perform over 10,000 hours of community service • Upper School students traveled extensively during Interim Term and enriched their education with hands-on learning opportunities • Increased marketing to promote SBS events within the community • Lower School, Middle School, Upper School Open Houses • Private School Preview • Total enrollment of 1084 up from 1010 last year • 156 new students and 131 new families
2008-2009 • Class of 2009: SBS graduates attend 35 different schools in 14 states and were offered over $5.5 million in scholarships • SBS presents thirteen National Merit Scholars, three named National Merit Finalists Scholars and ten National Merit Commended Scholars • Seniors Receive National Appointments: The United States Naval Academy, the United States Military Academy, and the United States Air Force Academy recognized and appointed four Second Baptist School senior boys • Junior College Night • Sophomore College Night • Class of 2013 introduced to US • 95% of SBS families reenrolled for 2009-2010 • Upper School students traveled extensively during Interim Term and enriched their education with
hands-on learning opportunities • 20 Upper School students named AP Scholars • Duke Talent Identification Program • Club opportunities including Student Council, Key Club, and Youths Against Cancer • SBS students perform over 10,000 hours of community service • After School Enrichment Program for Lower School • Middle School begins 21st Century Skills Courses • Seniors read to LS students • Middle School makes books with 3rd graders • Middle School helps Pre-K students with handwriting • Marketing efforts increased to promote SBS events within the community. Outlets included radio, Houston Chronicle, Memorial Examiner, and local television • Lower School, Middle School, Upper School Open Houses • Private School Preview • Total enrollment of 1124 up from 1084 last year • 187 new students and 115 new families
2009-2010 • Class of 2010: SBS graduates accepted to 54 universities and attend 24 different schools in 10 states and one overseas, and were offered over $3 million in scholarships • SBS presents 8 National Merit Commended Scholars • Junior College Night • Sophomore College Night • Addition of the Freshmen Parent Coffee • Implemented a College Application Workshop for Seniors • Addition of quarterly College
Guidance classes in Upper School • Class of 2014 visit to Upper School • 93% of SBS families reenrolled for 2010-2011 • Upper School students traveled extensively during Interim Term and enriched their education with hands-on learning opportunities • 28 Upper School students named AP Scholars, 7 with Honor and 7 with Distinction • Duke Talent Identification Program • Club opportunities including Student Council, Key Club, Youths Against Cancer, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Science Club and Spanish Club • SBS students perform over 10,000 hours of community service • After School Enrichment Program for Lower School • Middle School 21st Century Skills Courses • Seniors read to LS students • Middle School makes books with 3rd graders • Marketing efforts to promote SBS events within the community. Outlets included radio, Houston Chronicle, Memorial Examiner, local television, and local neighborhood newspapers • SBS adopts an US Prefect System for student leadership • SBS recognized by the Texas ACT Council with the 2009 College Readiness Award • Lower School, Middle School, Upper School Open Houses • Private School Preview • Group tours for LS and MS Prospective Families • Preview Day for MS applicants • Welcome Teams to welcome new families • Total enrollment of 1109 • 137 new students and 95 new families Fall 2010 71
Goal Recruit, train, retain, and support a distinctive faculty with a variety of academic specialties committed to Christian education.
Faculty SBS is marked by an exemplary faculty who commit their time and energy fostering the talents of students and equipping them to reach their potential. SBS believes that a school rises and falls on the ability and effectiveness of its faculty. Supporting faculty in pursuit of professional development opportunities and degrees from higher education is a major priority. With this experience, they make a profound difference in the lives of SBS students.
Key Strategies • Offer increasingly competitive salaries and benefits to the faculty and staff according to local, regional, and national standards • Keep class loads to a minimum in order to increase time for preparation and communication with students, parents, colleagues, and administration • Collaborate with local universities and the business community to ensure the relevance of the curriculum in the classroom • Expand professional development opportunities with an emphasis on technology, differentiated learning, and critical reading • Improve national networks to recruit highly qualified Christian educators • Continue to conduct program evaluations in all content areas – vertical alignment; analyzing national, state, and local standards; researching new trends and practices in education
• Program evaluation • College Board AP curriculum audit • SBS faculty and staff completed 2,397 hours of professional development • Seven faculty and staff members working towards earning their Master’s or Doctorate degree • August conference-style in-service • Joined SAIS • National networks • Children’s Progress Faculty Report: • 37 faculty members hold a Master’s degree • 3 faculty members are graders of the college board advance placement exams • 1 faculty member is a grader for the SAT • 76% of our faculty has 5 or more years of teaching experience • 56% of our faculty has 10 or more years of teaching experience • 32% of our faculty has 20 or more years of teaching experience
• Program evaluation • SBS faculty and staff completed 2,574 hours of professional development • Eight faculty and staff members working towards earning their Master’s or Doctorate degree • SBS is a member of nine professional and educational organizations including the Southern Association of Independent Schools, Texas Association of Baptist Schools and National Association for College Admissions Faculty Report: • 41 faculty members hold a Master’s degree • 3 faculty members are graders of the college board advance placement exams • 1 faculty member is a grader for the SAT • 76% of our faculty has 5 or more years of teaching experience • 53% of our faculty has 10 or more years of teaching experience • 31% of our faculty has 20 or more years of teaching experience
• Program evaluation • SBS faculty and staff completed 2,380 hours of professional development • Nine faculty and staff members working towards earning their Master’s or Doctorate degree • RUDD Fellowship: 4 faculty members awarded professional development opportunities that included trips to France, Harvard, NASA, and China Faculty Report: • 61 faculty members hold a Master’s degree • 2 faculty members are graders of the college board advancement placement exams • 1 faculty member is a grader for the new SAT • 76% of our faculty has 5 or more years of teaching experience • 57% of our faculty has 10 or more years of teaching experience • 32% of our faculty has 20 or more years of teaching experience
• Six faculty and staff members working towards a Master’s Degree • “Late Start Days” to facilitate professional development opportunities • Members of the administration traveled to the Northeast to visit SBS alumni and to observe top independent schools. Faculty Report: • 60 faculty members hold a master’s degree • 2 faculty members are graders of the College Board Advanced Placement Exams • 1 faculty member is a grader for the SAT • 76% of our faculty has 5 or more years of teaching experience • 58% of our faculty has 10 or more years of teaching experience • 33% of our faculty has 20 or more years of teaching experience
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Goal Continue to build a quality fine arts program that gives SBS students the ability to explore, express, and elevate their talents in the visual and performing arts.
FineArts The Fine Arts Department is one of the most vital areas at SBS. Students are able to explore and express their talents and abilities in various and unconventional ways – paintbrush, voice, instrument, movement, action, and potter’s wheel. From art students winning state to phenomenal musical performances at the Hobby Center, SBS students flourish in the arts. Over the years, students have had the benefit of learning from an experienced faculty, identifying specific artistic strengths of students to produce first-class performances.
Key Strategies • Facilitate an interdisciplinary approach of fine arts with other academic disciplines • Increase level of communication to students, parents and alumni regarding news, events, and opportunities in the fine arts arena • Expand exposure of instruments and reading of music in the Lower School • Provide additional fine arts opportunities for students at all school levels related to the arts • Conduct a program evaluation of the Fine Arts Department to vertically align music, choir, art, and band in grades PK-12 • Increase community awareness of talent and ability of students at all grade-levels
• Started 4th grade band • AP Studio Art and Photography • SBS presented Guys and Dolls at The Hobby Center • 1st annual MS Musical, High School Musical, had 3 sold-out performances • Lower School entertained by Houston’s Grand Opera version of Cinderella • National competition winners • Art Camp during summer • SBS takes first place at the University of Houston’s Sixth Annual Speech, Debate and Theatre Tournament • SBS Senior awarded first chair in the state of Texas for the oboe auditions at the TPSMEA All-State Band • Senior violinist accepted to the TPSMEA All-State Orchestra • Senior violinist ranked 5th out of 65 applicants for the All-State Orchestra • Students made TPSMEA All-State Choir • Classical oboist visits SBS • Lower School performed at four Grandparent Day programs
• Seven Upper School students were selected to be in the TPSMEA All-State Choir and 11 students were selected for All-Region Choir • SBS presented the musical Good News with five sold-out performances at The Hobby Center. More than 70 students participated • The Wizard of Oz, was performed by over 75 Middle School students and sold more than 1,400 tickets • The Art Department earned First Place at the TAPPS state art competition four times in the last decade • Lower School performed at four Grandparent Day programs • Each school level added a Fine Arts Liaison to promote the arts
• Art students won 1st place in the TAPPS state art competition • The choir, Vision, received a Superior 1 rating at District and advanced to the State competition, while the Eagle Band received an Excellent 2 rating • 6 students received TPSMEA All-State choir recognition and 7 received All-Region choir recognition • The 3rd annual Middle School musical, Bye, Bye, Birdie, performed for 3 sold-out performances and over 1,500 people were in attendance • Upper School students performed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with a cast of 65 students and sold over 1,800 tickets • Lower School performed at 4 Grandparent Day programs • MS Drama won First Place in District and second place in State in PSIA’s One Act Play Competition • Three MS Drama students won All-State Cast District, one student won Best Actress District and State, one student won All-Star Cast State • US Band presented a special concert for 4th graders to introduce them to instruments in a band program • All school levels met to vertically align music, choir, art and band curriculums • MS Musical featured on local news • Fine Arts Liaison for each school level to promote the arts
• Art students won 1st place in the TAPPS District and State art competitions and one student received the Gold Medal in the Rodeo Art Competition • 2 students received TPSMEA All-State choir recognition and 2 received All-Region choir recognition • 3 band students received Superior ratings at the TAPPS Regional Solo/Ensemble competition • The 4th annual Middle School musical, Aladdin, performed for 3 sold-out performances and over 1,500 people were in attendance • Upper School students performed Meet Me in St. Louis, and sold over 1,700 tickets • Lower School performed at 4 Grandparent Day programs • MS Drama won second place in State in PSIA’s One Act Play Competition • Three MS Drama students won All Star Cast State • Upper School Band presented a special concert for 4th graders • Fine Arts Liaison for each school level to promote the arts • Young Audiences of Houston performance to enrich Lower School curriculum
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Athletics Athletics has been an essential aspect to the Second Baptist School experience. The SBS athletic program strives to instill in students the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, and discipline. Through competitive team sports, individual competition, and interscholastic athletics, the physical development of each student is maximized. Since 1997, Eagle teams have won 21 state championships in 8 different athletic events.
Goal Continue to develop a comprehensive athletic program for student athletes to gain the knowledge and skill-set to compete at a high level. Key Strategies • Continue to attract highly qualified coaches emphasizing teamwork, and character while meeting the individual needs of student athletes • Evaluate the need to expand athletic offerings in Middle and Upper School • Broaden the participation of students in athletics rather than specializing in one particular sport • Increase level of communication to parents and students regarding news, events, and opportunities in physical education and athletics • Build throughout Lower and Middle School physical education classes the knowledge and skills needed for individual and team sports • Provide additional support to accommodate all transportation needs in Middle and Upper School
• 2007 Tennis State Champs • Middle school wins HJPC Championship in basketball • Within the past 7 years, approximately 39 SBS students have participated in collegiate athletics and 3 SBS students are participating in professional athletics • Two graduates from the Class of 2007 given opportunities to play at the college level
• The Varsity volleyball team won the state title this year, making the number of SBS state championships 21 • Over 55 SBS students received All-District or All-State Honors for 2007-2008 • Ten graduates from the Class of 2008 playing collegiate or professional sports • Excelling in 13 sports, the Athletic Program is proud of the more than 40 highly qualified coaches
• 10 members of the Class of 2009 participate in collegiate athletics • SBS had 51 student athletes listed on All-District teams, 29 listed as All-State and 15 listed as Academic All-State for 2008-2009 • District Champions in football, baseball, boys swimming, boys golf • Qualified for state competition in 15 sports: football, volleyball, cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls swimming, girls soccer, boys and girls track, girls tennis, boys golf, baseball, wrestling, and softball • Regional finalists in football, boys basketball and girls basketball • Boys soccer program added to athletic department
• Eight members of the Class of 2010 participate in collegiate athletics • SBS had 59 student athletes listed on All-District teams, 25 listed as All-State and 16 listed as Academic All-State for 2009-2010 • Qualified for state competition in 11 sports: baseball, boys basketball, boys swimming, girls swimming, boys tennis, girls tennis, boys golf, track, softball, girls cross country, boys cross country • State Champion in girls tennis • State Runner-Up in boys basketball and boys swimming • State Semi-Finalist in softball • Regional Champions in boys basketball and softball • Regional Finalists in football, baseball, volleyball • District Champions in football, baseball and boys golf • Four SBS students placed in individual State athletic competitions • SBS student named Texas Football Magazine Private School Player of the Year and named to the Army All American Bowl • SBS awarded the Private School/3A UIL Sportsmanship Award for the 2009 football season
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Development Over the years, Second Baptist School has been blessed by the generosity of parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends. Their investment has allowed the school to maintain first-class academic, fine arts, and athletic programs. However, independent private schools like SBS are either tuitiondriven or endowment-driven institutions. Historically, SBS has been a tuition-driven institution, and as a result, the current endowment program stands at a lower level compared to other private schools in the country with a similar history, background, and focus. The current structure of the endowment supports one of the greatest strengths of the school – SBS teachers. In order to sustain a highly qualified faculty, the SBS community must refocus its commitment to the endowment program.
Goal Cultivate within and beyond the SBS community a stronger sense of recognition and giving to the fundraising program, ensuring the school’s capacity to fund its broad objectives in the short-term and the long-term. Key Strategies • Centralize control of giving to SBS by eliminating lower-yield fundraising programs • Refocus and grow the Second Fund and the B. Jane Hursey Teacher Endowment through the initiation of events such as EagleFest and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon. • Intensify communication and outreach to educate SBS parent community and alumni regarding fundraising objectives • Increase the percentage of giving by parents, grandparents, alumni, and faculty/staff (emphasizing corporate matching gifts, planned giving, etc.) • Provide opportunities to give online via the school website • Seek additional grants from identified foundations focusing on professional development programs, technology needs, student leadership opportunities, etc.
• Second Fund • Elimination of low-yield fundraisers • Goal for endowment initiative • Focused magazine, Eagle magazines • Pledging online • Inaugural EagleFest raised $371,000 for the SBS Faculty Endowment • Inaugural Distinguished Speaker Luncheon raised $247,000 for the SBS faculty and staff Christmas bonus
• The Second Fund exceeded the goal nearly $60,000 by raising $508,000 • The 2nd annual EagleFest raised $594,794 for the SBS Faculty Endowment • The 2nd annual Distinguished Speaker Luncheon raised $336,000 for the SBS faculty and staff Christmas bonus • More than 40 alumni and their children who are currently SBS students attended the first annual Second Generation Breakfast • More than 250 alumni participated in events hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations
• The Second Fund exceeded the $450,000 goal by raising $528,626 • The 3rd annual EagleFest raised $402,676 for the SBS Faculty Endowment • The 3rd annual Distinguished Speaker Luncheon raised $334,162 for the SBS faculty and staff Christmas bonus • The Fine Arts Director’s Circle raised $32,860 for the Upper School musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat • The Eagle Athletic Booster Club had a record year with revenues over $133,000 to support all SBS athletic teams • The Celebration Book Fair raised $31,903 benefitting the Woliver-Anderson Library
• The Second Fund exceeded the $500,000 goal by raising over $625,000 • The 4th annual EagleFest raised $418,000 for the SBS Faculty Endowment • The 4th annual Distinguished Speaker Luncheon raised over $300,000 for the SBS faculty and staff Christmas bonus • The Fine Arts Director’s Circle raised $30,000 for the Upper School musical, Meet Me in St. Louis • The Eagle Athletic Booster Club had record revenues of approximately $180,000 to support all SBS athletic teams • The success of the Celebration Book Fair added 468 new books to the Woliver-Anderson Library. • Formation of the Junior Eagle Booster Club – 200 members in its inaugural year • First Annual Alumni Baseball Reunion and Game • Communication to school families via the Weekly Eagle
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Goal Establish a roadmap promoting continuous innovation with technology in and out of the classroom.
Technology In the twenty-first century, students confront an innovative, fastpaced, and digitally-based world. Preparing students for the future is an important factor and necessary component to the SBS curriculum. Students have greater access to technology than any generation before them. As they “grow up digital,” educational institutions like SBS must be future-focused and innovative to properly engage students with informational technology that will enhance the learning process.
Key Strategies • Measure the School’s use of technology in the Lower, Middle, and Upper School classrooms • Deepen the integration and instruction of technology in the classroom focusing on efficiency, engagement, and innovation • Personalize educational information through customized learning modules • Collaborate with faculty members, local colleges and universities, business community, and textbook companies in the utilization of curriculum and technology • Increase the level of access to technology for students in and out of the classroom • Identify tech competencies for all grade-levels and measure them periodically
• SBS Adopts NAIS Principles of Good Practice • SBS Implements Technology Competencies for Students • SBS implements the National Educational Technology Standards
• The SMART board was introduced during the School year, enabling teachers to use the interactive whiteboard when displaying Web sites, watching video clips, studying interactive maps and more • The Upper School began registering for classes online, using the up-to-date capabilities of the SBS website • Twenty flat-screen computers were added to Upper School computer labs • Gaming and AP computer classes now using updated computer programs to expand their technological skills
• New SBS website www.secondbaptistschool.org implemented • Grades accessible online • Increase in school’s network bandwidth • United Streaming school-wide allowing access to over 8,000 online video resources • 12 classrooms upgraded with data projection systems • 35 new laptops for US laboratory use • 17 new Accelerated Reader computers for LS classrooms • 2 new portable computer labs for MS • 4 additional computers added in Library for research • Parent training provided on WhippleHill • Adopted Envision Math in grades 2-5 which incorporates SMART board activities, digital teaching content, online student access to the textbook, and online remediation games for re-teaching • Added 5 new textbooks with online access and resource materials for students
• Redesign of the SBS website secondbaptistschool.org making it more user-friendly • Grades accessible online • United Streaming school-wide allowing access to over 8,000 online video resources • Parent training provided on WhippleHill • Implemented Envision Math in grades 2-5 which incorporates SMART board activities, digital teaching content, online student access to the textbook, and online remediation games for re-teaching • Upgraded infrastructure to Gigabit speed • Moved to a Mac infrastructure for teachers • Replaced all faculty and staff computers with Apple MacBooks or iMacs • Teacher training for Mac software • Added wireless networking in Woodway Village • Addition of portable computer lab with 20 MacBooks for student use • Implemented online registration for several events including Interim Term • Moved to Google Apps • Added several online resource books
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AnnualReport Dear Second Baptist School Family, When reflecting on our journey at Second Baptist School, we think about the first days of school, fun field trips, grandparent programs, the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, and EagleFest. As we continue the journey into a new school year, we would like to thank all of the families that contributed to the financial success of the School during the 2009-2010 school year. Last year our goal for the Second Fund was $500,000 to make up for the costs that tuition doesn’t cover, such as operating funds, technology, educational programs for students and more. The goal was exceeded with record donations of $625,385. What a fantastic year! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for everything that you give to our School. We feel blessed to be a part of this community with you. We hope you’ll join us with excitement as we look forward to another year at SBS! By His Grace, Ann and Mike Jobe Second Fund Chairs 2009-2010
Parents Association Committee 2009-2010 President Kristi and Phil Dodson President Elect Kathleen and Steve Mayes 1st Vice President – Upper School Coordinator Dana and John Doughtie 2nd Vice President – Middle School Coordinator Julie and Ivy McLemore 3rd Vice President – Lower School Coordinator Amy and Fritz Maxwell 4th Vice President – EABC President Lela and Mike Buckley Treasurer Haley and Glen Eichelberger Corresponding/Recording Secretary Jennifer and Doug Daniels Friends of the Spiritual Life Coordinator Ceci and Chris Torn Friends of the Library Kelli and Chris Myers Friends of the Fine Arts President Melissa and Greg Terrell Hospitality Committee Coordinator Cory and Scott Posell Kim and Ernest Freeman Development Coordinator – Second Fund Ann and Michael Jobe Friends of the Fine Arts Committee 2009-2010 President Melissa and Greg Terrell President-Elect Wanda and Mike Tollett Corresponding/Recording Secretary Janet and Ted Jones
US Liaison Lis and Steve Geis MS Liaison Pamm and Scott Coleman LS Liaison Betsy and Scott Sanders Hospitality Coordinator Janell and Joe Luce Concerts/Showcase Reception Coordinator Angela and Jeff Mathis Special Events Coordinator Judy and Matt Ramsey US Musical Coordinator Melissa and Greg Terrell MS Musical Coordinator Nancy and Barrett Davis Eagle Athletic Booster Club Committee 2009-2010 President Lela and Mike Buckley President Elect/Membership Susan and David Lewis Merchandise Linda and Dennis Whalen Kim and Don Sweat Rhonda and Jeff Miller Concessions Denise and David Malone Laurie and Darryl Rickaway Laverne and Denny Thomas Hospitality Suzanne and Tim McKenzie Corresponding Secretary/ Recording Secretary Cindy and Rene Garza Special Event Chairmen Susan and Gary Stading Treasurer Pam and Rob Doty Middle School Representative Jackie and Mark Adickes Spirit Chairmen Kelly and Michael Boyd
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Once again, this year our three priorities were the Second Fund, Distinguished Speaker Luncheon and EagleFest. Each of these events raised money for very important causes for Second Baptist School. SECOND FUND “Second Fund First” was the theme for our 2009-2010 annual campaign. The Second Fund is a yearlong effort to raise funds to sustain and advance every educational program at the School. A gift to the Second Fund is the very first gift that every family should consider making to SBS each year. Our goal was to raise $500,000, and we exceeded our own expectations closing the year with a record-breaking $625,385. This number reflects a community who believes in the School’s mission and remains committed to the school’s future progress. The Second Fund bridges the gap between tuition dollars collected and the cost of an SBS education. SBS seeks charitable gifts from parents, grandparents, and friends of the School. SBS alumni and alumni parents are asked to give to the Second Fund through the Elsa Jean Looser Scholarship Fund.
Total *SBS Alumni Giving Initiative
EAGLEFEST On April 23, 2010, SBS hosted the fourth annual EagleFest event. EagleFest is an all-school event for students in PK – 12 and their families. The day is a celebration that includes a parade, field events, family picnic lunch, carnival, silent auction and much more! Each year the proceeds from this event benefit our Faculty Endowment Fund. The B. Jane Hursey Teacher Endowment Fund was established in 1987. The Teacher Endowment is a permanently restricted fund in which the income generated from investment, but not the principal sum, may be used to benefit the faculty and staff of Second Baptist School.
Second Baptist School hosted the fourth annual Distinguished Speaker Luncheon on October 23, 2009. Our distinguished speaker was J.C. Watts. The event was inspiring and an overwhelming success. The event was a great way to reach out beyond the walls of SBS to our community. All proceeds from this luncheon benefited the faculty Christmas bonus.
Second Fund (including the Elsa Jean Looser Scholarship Fund*) $ 625,385 EagleFest $ 418,249 Distinguished Speaker Luncheon $ 317,030 Designated Gifts $ 172,030 EABC Memberships $ 41,832 Director’s Circle $ 30,930 FOFA Memberships $ 10,030 Scholarships/Memorials $ 4,620 Benevolence Donations $ 1,348 ____________________________________________
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TheSecondFund Why do we need the Second Fund? Second Baptist School is an independent school, meaning that the school designs all of its curriculum and programs, and operates without financial support from the federal, state or local government. Unlike public schools, which are funded by tax dollars, independent schools rely solely on tuition fees, endowment income and proceeds from fundraising to meet the operating expenses. The Second Fund is a yearlong effort to raise funds to bridge the four to six percent gap between tuition dollars and the cost of an SBS education. Why doesn’t SBS charge enough tuition to match the annual operating costs? It is our conviction that a family should not be denied a Christ-centered education for their child solely on the basis of level of income. Therefore, tuition income is set at a level that more families can afford. Your Second Fund contribution is tax-deductible. How much are parents/families expected to give? Families are encouraged to make a charitable gift that reflects prayerful, thoughtful commitment to Christian stewardship. Families should make their gift in consideration of their own financial circumstances. In previous years, the gifts towards the Second Fund have ranged from $1 to $50,000, with the average gift of $835. All gifts are needed and much appreciated. Why is full participation necessary and important to the Second Fund? Full participation in the Second Fund by parents, faculty/staff, and alumni demonstrates a strong commitment within the SBS community. It also indicates to corporations, foundations, major donors and friends that those individuals most connected to the School are indeed committed to its advancement and involved in its future well-being. Therefore, all gifts, no matter what the size, are tremendously important. Each year we strive to reach higher participation levels among our supporters. Thanks to the generosity of those who have contributed in the past, SBS remains a strong academic institution.
THE LEADERSHIP CIRCLE INCLUDES ALL GIVERS TO THE SECOND FUND AT THE $15,000 AND ABOVE LEVEL FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beauchamp Dearing Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doty Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Vincent Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Aaron R. Greene Willard M. Johnson and Ruth M. Johnson Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David LeVrier Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Milam Barry, Sherry, and Honor Wallace THE SECOND BENEFACTORS MADE CONTRIBUTIONS BETWEEN $10,000 AND $14,999 FOR THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR. Mr. and Mrs. Cedric W. Burgher Mr. and Mrs. David Cecil Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Jobe Mr. and Mrs. Bill M. Lindig Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Pipkin Todd Brock Family Foundation THE SECOND FELLOWS CATEGORY INCLUDES DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS BETWEEN $5,000 AND $9,999 DURING THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Abbott Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. James A. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Travis L. Crites Ms. Tammi P. DePaolis Deutsche Bank American Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William Gouldin Houston Christian Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Russell Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jack Little THE 1946 FOUNDER’S SOCIETY CONSISTS OF DONORS THAT GAVE BETWEEN $2,500 AND $4,999 DURING THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR. Bank of America Mr. and Mrs. David J. Bishop Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boyd BP Foundation, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Kyle E. Crake Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dargahi Mr. and Mrs. John Dewees Mr. and Mrs. Glen Eichelberger El Paso Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Lynn H. Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Elsenbrook Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mathis McCorvey Sheet Metal Works Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation
Mr. Dan M. Moody, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Plato Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mongrain Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Rankin Sue Mills, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Don Sweat The Coca-Cola Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Brian Voegele Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wood Mr. and Mrs. R. Lance Wright THE SUPERINTENDENT’S CLUB INCLUDES ALL DONORS BETWEEN $1,000 AND $2,499 TO THE SECOND FUND DURING THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR. Dr. and Mrs. Mark S. Adickes Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ammerman Anonymous (5) Mr. and Mrs. J. Stephen Applegate Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Applegate B & V Technology Group, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Doug Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Baker Mr. and Mrs. J. Kevin Blodgett Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Britven Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bryant Dr. and Mrs. Darrell Calderon Ms. Patricia Callahan Capital One Services LLC Mr. and Mrs. William N. Carl, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Castiglione Chevron Humankind Employee Funds Confident Care Home Health Services, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Connell Mr. and Mrs. M. Carter Crow Mr. and Mrs. Les Csorba Daniel P. Annette B. Gordon Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Daskevich Mr. and Mrs. F. Barrett Davis Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dodson Mr. and Mrs. David Dominy Don and Colletta McMillian Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William J. Dore’ Mr. and Mrs. John Doughtie Mr. and Mrs. William Drushel ExxonMobil Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Paul Frison Mr. and Mrs. David Gunn Mr. and Mrs. Terry Gunter Mr. and Mrs. Brett L. Hamilton Rev. and Mrs. Danny Havard Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. William P. Herrington Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Holcomb Mr. and Mrs. Derek Irish Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Jeko Fall 2010 79
“We give to the Second Fund because we want to be a part of all that God is doing at this wonderful school. What a special place this SBS campus is! It feels so good to give back a little to this community that gives so much love and support to our family!” The Jobe Family Ann, Mike, William ’07, Natalie ’17 and Thomas ‘19
“The time Beth and I spent at SBS was life-changing. Our lives today are so much more joyful because of God’s work through the ministry of Second. We are blessed to be able to give and participate in His continuing work to change the lives of students at their deepest points of need.” Beth ’85 and Greg ’87 Looser
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Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Allan Keel Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kemp Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kim Mr. and Mrs. Clay Krhovjak Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lakenmacher Mr. and Mrs. Carl David Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Brad Lindig Mr. and Mrs. Juan Macias Mr. and Mrs. Michael Maloney Mr. and Mrs. Ed McMichael Mr. and Mrs. John W. Mecom Mr. and Mrs. Scott J. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Moreton Dr. and Mrs. Warren E. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Chris E. Myers National Signs, LTD Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Odum Mr. and Mrs. David Peacock Dr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Pegram Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Pool Mr. and Mrs. Michael Prothro Mrs. Nancy L. Prothro Mr. Ali Rasouli and Dr. Mahin Ahmadi Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Raymond Mr. and Mrs. Todd Reppert Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. W. David Rook Mr. and Mrs. Lynden Rose Safeway, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Eugene Schwinger Mr. Kent B. Smith Mr. and Mrs. T. Michael Smith Spectra Energy Matching Gifts Program Dr. and Mrs. Gary L. Stading T & A, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Terrell The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tyrrell Mr. and Mrs. John R. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. R. Martin Weber Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Whitaker Mr. and Mrs. O’Banion Williams III Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff THE BLUE/GOLD CLUB LISTED BELOW GAVE BETWEEN $500 AND $999 TO THE SECOND FUND DURING THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR. Anonymous (2) Dr. Treneth P. Baker and Dr. Amy L. Woodruff Dr. Bruce E. Barnum Mr. and Mrs. Chris Begala Bracewell & Giuliani Mr. and Mrs. Branch J. Brinson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burford Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Conkling Mr. and Mrs. Brent Michael Cordell Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Crawmer Ms. Courtney Crowell Mr. and Mrs. John Dick Mr. and Mrs. Don Ellisor Mr. D. Bryan Ferree Mrs. Jill A. Finken Mr. and Mrs. Jay Patrick Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. John Goodman
Mr. and Mrs. Moulton Goodrum Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hagood Halliburton Foundation Hillin ll Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Hinds Mr. and Mrs. James D. Hope Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Johnson JPMorgan Chase Foundation Karberosa Ranch LLC Mr. and Mrs. Everitt Lang Mr. and Mrs. Lee Larkin Mr. and Mrs. Mark K. Lay Mr. and Mrs. Dennis K. Long Mr. and Mrs. Gary Loveless Mr. and Mrs. David Lee Malone Mr. and Mrs. Brooks McGee Dr. and Mrs. Timothy McKenzie Mr. and Mrs. Ivy B. McLemore Mr. and Mrs. Luis M. Menendez Mr. and Mrs. Eric Mettenbrink Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Newell Northwestern Mutual Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Rick Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Ken Overshiner Mr. and Mrs. Corbin L. Porter Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Rainer Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Ralston Mr. and Mrs. Matthew S. Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ratliff Rockwell International Corporation Trust Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sahinen Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Shu Mrs. Junee Staggs Mr. and Mrs. Mark K. Staggs Mary Paige Stevenson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Suffield Mrs. Beverly Terrell The Freeman Law Firm, P.C. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Thode Mr. and Mrs. Denton Thomas, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Tower Mr. and Mrs. Paul Townsen Mr. and Mrs. Scott Vogan Mr. and Mrs. Mylus Walker Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Warden Col. and Mrs. John A. Webb Mr. and Mrs. John Whetsell Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wiesen Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Williams Mr. and Mrs. William Winters Dr. and Mrs. William Winters Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zimmerman Zimmerman Resources Company THE EAGLE CLUB DONORS GAVE BETWEEN $250 AND $499 TO THE SECOND FUND DURING THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR. Dr. Annunzuiata-Trilli and Dr. Bellavia Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Appedole Mr. and Mrs. David Burg Mr. and Mrs. Ray Larry Burns Mr. Robert Ventura and Mrs. Maria C. Calderon Mr. Brady F. Carruth
Mr. Yun-soo Cho and Mrs. Nami Hong Mr. and Mrs. James H. Choi Mr. and Mrs. Ike W. Claypool Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Coons Mr. and Mrs. Scott Cooper Mr. Kim Erb and Mrs. Shelley Corman-Erb Mrs. Kim Croley Mr. and Mrs. Kevin L. Dahncke Mr. Guy G. DePaolis Rev. and Mrs. David Dixon Mr. and Mrs. A. David Dodd Ms. Allison Dow DTK Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Emory Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Evans Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Evans Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Fernelius Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Geis Mr. Paul Getty Mr. and Mrs. Michael Giles Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. and Mrs. Jon Guthrie Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hamaker Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hammer Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hannon Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Hartwell Mrs. Kimberly Hillin Mr. and Mrs. Victor J. Howard Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Carlos R. Jessurun Dr. and Mrs. Dmitri Kharkevitch Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kitchel Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Little Mr. and Mrs. David W. Locascio Mr. Nadra Maakaroun Mrs. Julie V. Mathes Matthew Aycock, CPA, PC Mr. and Mrs. John Meredith Mike Pack, P.C. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. James Montague Mr. and Mrs. Torrey J. Mosvold Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Earl Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan T. Muska Mr. and Mrs. Rayner Noble Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Norton Mr. and Mrs. Silas Nunes Mr. and Mrs. Robert Orth Col. and Mrs. W. D. Palmer, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Pearson Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Peveto QSP, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Riffle Reverend and Mrs. David Riggle Mr. and Mrs. Randy G. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. J. Barrett Rouse Mr. and Mrs. R. Blake Runions Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Jerome W. Skweres Mr. and Mrs. Tom B. Slocum Mrs. Cathy C. Soape Target Mr. and Mrs. Nicholaas Vandenworm Mr. Robert Ventura and Mrs. Maria C. Calderon Verizon Business Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Wertheimer
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wilkerson Mr. and Mrs. David Wise Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wiseman Mr. and Mrs. Les Worsham Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Young Mr. Miao Zhang and Mrs. Jingqun Liu THE FRIENDS CATEGORY CONSISTS OF DONORS THAT GAVE UP TO $249 TO THE SECOND FUND DURING THE 2009-2010 FISCAL YEAR. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Abney Mr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Trent A. Agnew Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Aldis Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Ames Anonymous (25) Mr. and Mrs. Socrates B. Aramburu Mr. and Mrs. William Arendt Ms. Allison Armond Mr. and Mrs. Gordon T. Arnold Mr. and Mrs. Bashar Ashkar Ms. Tracy G. Barkley Ms. Mildred Barrett Mr. Robert Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Beavers Mrs. Sue Berg Mr. and Mrs. Mark Berry Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Bingaman Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Bingham Mr. and Mrs. James L. Black Mr. and Mrs. B. Keith Blackmon Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blades Rev. and Mrs. Robert Blakes Mr. and Mrs. Eric J. Boettcher Mr. and Mrs. David Bolling Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bradley Mr. and Mrs. Eric A. Brennan Dr. and Mrs. H. Le Roy Brockman Mr. and Mrs. Billy Brogdon Mr. Geoffrey Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Brad A. Brown Mr. James E. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Brown Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Buckley Mr. Johnnie Butterfield Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Calhoun Mr. and Mrs. Joe Callahan Ms. Frances P. Caron Mr. Jerrod C. Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Alex Chae Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Chambers Mr. Brett E. Chancey Mrs. Debra J. Cherry Mr. and Mrs. John Clark Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler H. Clark III Mrs. Beatriz Clarke Dr. and Mrs. Scott Coleman Ms. Debbie Comeaux Mrs. Sharon M. Cook Miss Claire E. Copeland Mr. and Mrs. James Corbin Cowden Design Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Craig Ms. Carole Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Derik Crosser Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cuneo
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Currey Ms. Ruth M. Dale Mr. and Paul Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Tuan N. Dao Ms. Sarah Darville Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Dastmalchian Mr. and Mrs. Ben Davison Mr. and Mrs. Ross Dawson Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Day Mr. and Mrs. Michael Delgado Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dierking Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dinges Mr. Jeremy B. Donalson Mr. and Mrs. John Dunegan Mr. and Mrs. Brant Durrett Ms. Krissa Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Elders Mr. and Mrs. David Eliff Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Engeldorf eScrip Ms. Kim Exley Mr. and Mrs. H. Michael Fayard Mr. and Mrs. Jon Mark Fleming Mrs. Virginia Fleming Mrs. Brittney L. Ford Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Gaddis Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Garcia Mr. and Mrs. Jon Michael Garner General Mills Box Tops for Education Mr. Mitchell Gottfried Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Greco H. E. B. Grocery Company Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haberman Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hartman Mrs. Paula Harvey Ms. Robin Hays Mr. OJay Heil Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hemminghaus Mr. and Mrs. Lee Henderson Mrs. Rochelle Hernandez Ms. Melissa Herring Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Herring Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Hildebrand Mr. and Mrs. Kent M. Hixson Mr. and Mrs. Russel Holt Ms. Jennette Hunnicutt Mr. and Mrs. Allan Ingledew Ms. Paula H. Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Brett Jacobsen Mr. and Mrs. John Jennings Mr. and Mrs. Greg Jensen Mr. and Mrs. Jal Jobe Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Gary Odean Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Ronald B. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Randall Jones Mr. and Mrs. Steven Jones Mr. and Mrs. Tye H. Justice Mr. Troy Karcher Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Kates Ms. Karen L. Keir Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kellam Ms. Jana Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Kemble III Mr. and Mrs. Ike Kimmel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. King Mr. and Mrs. D. Andrew Klein
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TheSecondFund Mr. and Mrs. Roger Kollmansberger Kroger Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Kroll Ms. Deborah L. Kyzar Mr. and Mrs. John L. Lancaster Ms. Melissa B. Larson Mrs. Toni Laâ€™Zurs-White Mr. and Mrs. Barry Lee Mr. and Mrs. Dana LeJune Mr. and Mrs. Timothy LeVrier Mr. and Mrs. G. Michael Lewis Mr. J. Mark Lewis Mrs. Angelina H. Chan and Mr. Taik-Haw Lim Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Linder Mr. and Mrs. Joe Luce Mrs. Amy Mann Mr. and Mrs. James D. Mannetti Ms. Danica Marble Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Michael Marsh Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Masepohl Rev. and Mrs. Darin Maurer Mr. and Mrs. W. Fritz Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Steven Mayes Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. McCain, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. D. Eugene McGahey Mrs. Emily McKay Mr. and Mrs. Charles McManus Dr. and Mrs. Patrick McSpadden Ms. Sharon C. McWhorter Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Melillo Ms. Nancy O. Merritt Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Miller Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Monzon Mr. and Mrs. Brett Carter Moody Mrs. Tracy Moore Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Jay Motley Mrs. Cynthia Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Newman Ms. My-Lynh Nguyen Miss Hannah E. Noble Mr. and Mrs. Kanu K. Nwankwo Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Otwell Mr. and Mrs. T. Lee Owen Mr. and Mrs. Johnny S. Park Mrs. Amy E. Parker Miss Linda C. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Zack Parrish Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Pastel Mr. and Mrs. Randy Payne Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Pearson Mr. and Mrs. Blake Pfeffer Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Pierre Mr. and Mrs. Scott T. Posell Ms. Dionne Poveromo Mr. and Mrs. J. Arthur Prestage Ms. Kershyla N. Preston Mrs. Sarah Preston Mr. and Mrs. Leeland Prillaman Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Proctor Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Pruet Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ramey Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Rees Mr. and Mrs. Warren Renken Mr. and Mrs. Berry Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Richardson
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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Richter Mrs. Evelyn Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Raul Rodriguez Ms. Danya Heather Rowland Miss Lorren Rowland Ms. Sally Bell Rutherford Mr. and Mrs. Javier Saavedra Sally A. Felt, PC Mr. and Mrs. David Samuelson Dr. and Mrs. John W. Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Scott Clark Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Scharp Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schelfhout Ms. Lucy R. Schimmel Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Schroeder Mr. and Mrs. David Seale Second Baptist School U.S. Student Council Mr. and Mrs. Tony Sekaly Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Sherman Mr. and Mrs. James B. Shewmake Mr. and Mrs. Jim Simmons Mr. Roy Simone Ms. Jeannene Simonton Mrs. Donna M. Sims Mr. and Mrs. Wallace V. Sisk Ms. Cheryl Skidmore Mr. and Mrs. William B. Skidmore Ms. Cheryl Smith Mr. and Mrs. James Russell Smith Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lee Sneed Mr. James Sparks Mr. and Mrs. James M. Spell Mr. and Mrs. David B. Spicer Mr. and Mrs. David Spurlin Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stallings Mrs. Iris F. Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Reid Stiefel Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stokes Miss Elizabeth Suffield Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tarantino Ms. Laurie D. Tatum Miss Leah K. Terrell Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Thomas Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Tollett Dr. and Mrs. James Tour Ms. Jacqueline S. Tower Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Tower II Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Towery Rev. and Mrs. Gerald Towne Mr. and Mrs. Dean Townsend Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tripp Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Trozzo Mr. and Mrs. Sean F. Turner Ms. Linda Tyler Mrs. Norma Idalia Utley Mr. and Dr. Lance J. Van Anglen Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Velez Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Veselka Mr. and Mrs. Roy Benny Wahl Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wakefield Dr. and Mrs. Steven D. Wales Mr. George Walker Mr. and Mrs. Steven Walker Mrs. Lindsay Wall Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wallace
Miss Carol A. Ware Miss Sue Ellen Webb Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Ms. Sue Wells Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. Wentz Mr. and Mrs. C. Bradley White Mrs. Garnett White Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Whitehead Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Whitehurst Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Wildey Mr. and Mrs. James Williams Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Williams Ms. Susan Williams Ms. Sandra Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Winburn Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Wise Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wood Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Wood Mr. and Mrs. Rick Wood Ms. Ranelle Woolrich Mr. and Mrs. Donald Worley Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Yam Mr. and Mrs. Brian N. Yarbrough Mr. and Mrs. Chris Yarbrough Ms. Deanne Zaleski Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Zook Mr. and Mrs. David Zugheri Mr. and Mrs. Bill Van Zandt Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Velez Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Veselka Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Visnaw Mr. and Mrs. Roy Benny Wahl Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wakefield Mr. and Mrs. Steven Walker Miss Carol A. Ware Col. and Mrs. John A. Webb Miss Sue Ellen Webb Mr. and Mrs. R. Martin Weber Ms. Sue Wells Mr. and Mrs. C. Bradley White Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Whitehead Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Wildey Mr. and Mrs. James Williams Ms. Kristin S. Williams Ms. Susan Williams Ms. Sandra Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Wise Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wood Mr. and Mrs. Rick Wood Ms. Ranelle Woolrich Mr. and Mrs. Donald Worley Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Yam Mr. and Mrs. Brian N. Yarbrough Mr. and Mrs. Chris Yarbrough Mr. and Mrs. Michael Yosowitz Mr. and Mrs. David M. Young
CorporateDonors What is a matching gift and how can I ensure Second Baptist School receives one? A matching gift is a gift from a corporation, community, or employer that parallels your gift to a charitable cause. Many employers match gifts to educational institutions such as Second Baptist School. You are encouraged to ask your employer if they match to primary or secondary education. If so, you should obtain a matching gift form from the companyâ€™s personnel office, fill it in where required, and mail it to the SBS Office of Advancement with your gift. The Office of Advancement will then certify the receipt of the gift and return the form to your company.
B & V Technology Group, LLC Bank of America BP Foundation, Inc Bracewell & Giuliani ChevronTexaco Confident Care Home Health Services, Inc. Daniel P. Annette B. Gordon Foundation Dearing Family Foundation Don and Colletta McMillian Foundation DTK Inc. El Paso Corporation ExxonMobil Foundation Goldman Sachs & Co. H. E. B. Grocery Company Halliburton Foundation Hillin ll Corporation Houston Christian Foundation JPMorgan Chase Foundation Karberosa Ranch LLC Matthew Aycock, CPA, PC
Mike Pack, P.C. National Signs, LTD Northwestern Mutual Foundation QSP, Inc. Rockwell International Corporation Trust Ronald Blue & Co. Wealth Management Safeway, Inc. Sally A. Felt, PC Sue Mills, Inc. T & A, Inc. Target The Coca-Cola Foundation The Freeman Law Firm, P.C. The Williams Companies, Inc. Todd Brock Family Foundation Verizon Business Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Willard M. Johnson and Ruth M. Johnson Charitable Foundation Zimmerman Resources Company
Mr. and Mrs. J. Stephen Applegate Mr. and Mrs. David J. Bishop Mr. and Mrs. James L. Black Mr. and Mrs. Joe Callahan Mr. and Mrs. William N. Carl, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Corbin Mrs. Maridelle Crake Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Crawmer Mr. and Mrs. Glenn M. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Ross Dawson Mr. and Mrs. John Dewees Mr. and Mrs. William Drushel Mr. and Mrs. Lynn H. Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Emory Ellis Mrs. Virginia Fleming Mrs. Jo Lynn Foote Mr. and Mrs. Paul Frison Mr. and Mrs. Moulton Goodrum Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hamaker Mrs. Paula Harvey Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hemminghaus Mr. and Mrs. Eusebio Hernandez Ms. Paula H. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Jeko Mr. and Mrs. Gary Odean Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Bill M. Lindig Mr. and Mrs. Jack Little Mr. and Mrs. Gary Loveless
Mr. and Mrs. D. Eugene McGahey Mrs. Emily McKay Mr. and Mrs. James Montague Mr. Dan M. Moody, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morgan Col. and Mrs. W. D. Palmer, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Pearson Mrs. Nancy L. Prothro Mr. and Mrs. Warren Renken Mrs. Evelyn Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schelfhout Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Sherman Mr. and Mrs. Tom B. Slocum Mr. and Mrs. James M. Spell Mrs. Junee Staggs Mrs. Beverly Terrell Ms. Jacqueline S. Tower Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Trozzo Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Veselka Mr. and Mrs. Mylus Walker Col. and Mrs. John A. Webb Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Whitehead Mr. and Mrs. James Williams Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Williams Ms. Susan Williams Ms. Sandra Wilson Dr. and Mrs. William Winters Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Wise
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“I give to the Second Fund because as an educator I know education improves lives. As a Christian educator, I have seen how a Christian education not only improves lives, but insulates them as well. Five years ago my daughters saw the life they knew change overnight. An accident left their father fighting for his life and unable to ever work again. For comfort they could have turned to the “tranquilizers” the world has to offer, alcohol, drugs or sex, but instead they turned to Jesus. Their faith, which had been nurtured in daily Bible study for 14 years at SBS, sustained them during a very difficult time. This experience demonstrated to me that all the treasures and pleasures of this world are meaningless if your children do not have a personal relationship with the Lord. The things that the world tells us are important, will never bring us comfort if our children are not on the right path. While some may think that a Christian school education is expensive and there is no need to give any more. We know the truth. A Christian education is NOT expensive, it is priceless. In thanksgiving for what Second Baptist School represents to our family, we are happy to go the second mile in giving to the Second Fund.” The Ashkar Family Shari, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Nora, Upper School Art Teacher Lauren, Alumni Relations and Admissions Coordinator
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Mrs. Kathy Abney Mrs. Cori Agnew Mrs. Julie Applegate Ms. Allison Armond Ms. Nora Ashkar Mrs. Shari Ashkar Mr. Robert Barrett Mrs. Lauren Beall Ms. Sue Berg Mrs. Sara Bingaman Mr. Keith Blackmon Mrs. Cynthia Blades Mr. Eric Boettcher Mrs. Beverly Bradley Mr. Geoffrey Brooks Mrs. Liza Brown Mr. Brad Brown Mr. James Brown Mrs. Charlene Browne Mr. Johnnie Butterfield Mr. Jerrod Carpenter Mr. Brett Chancey Ms. Debra Cherry Mrs. Beth Clark Mrs. Sharon Cook Ms. Claire Copeland Mrs. Ashley Corbin Ms. Carole Crawford Mrs. Susanna Crosser Ms. Courtney Crowell Mrs. Cheryl Currey Mrs. Ruth Dale Ms. Sarah Darville Mrs. Kimberly Day Mrs. Linda Deere Mrs. Victoria Delgado Mrs. Mary Anne Dierking Mr. Jeremy Donalson Mrs. Shari Durrett Mr. Don Ellisor Mrs. Joleen Evans Ms. Kim Exley Mrs. Brittney Ford Mrs. Tamara Gallagher Mr. Mitch Gottfried Mrs. Kandis C. Greco Mr. Jon Guthrie Mrs. Evette Haberman Mrs. Shauna Hartwell Mr. OJay Heil Mrs. Rita Herring Mrs. Melissa Herring Mrs. Bethany Hildebrand Mrs. Mariela Ingledew Mr. Allan Ingledew Mrs. Nancy Jennings
Mrs. Karen Jensen Mrs. Madeline Jobe Mrs. Mary Johnson Dr. Gene Johnson Mrs. Suzi Johnson Mrs. Erin Johnson Mrs. Ruth Ann Jones Mr. Troy Karcher Mrs. Laura Kates Ms. Karen Keir Mrs. Leslie Kellam Mrs. Jana Kelly Mrs. Rebecca Kemble Dr. Gina Kim Mrs. Dyanne Kimmel Mr. Roger Kollmansberger Mrs. Lisa Kroll Ms. Deborah Kyzar Mr. John Lancaster Mr. Brad Lane Mr. Bill Lane Mrs. Rita Lane Mrs. Rebecca Larkin Mrs. Toni La’Zurs-White Mrs. Kathy Lee Mr. Mike Lewis Mr. Mark Lewis Mrs. Linda Linder Mrs. Janell Luce Mrs. Amy Mann Mrs. Danica Marble Mrs. Michele McCain Mrs. Heather McGivern Mr. Charles McManus Mrs. Brenda McManus Mrs. Vicki McSpadden Ms. Nancy Merritt Mr. Daniel Mitchell Mrs. Toni Monzon Mrs. Tracy Moore Mrs. Megan Morris Mrs. Cindy Nelson Mrs. Nancy Nichols Ms. Hannah Noble Mrs. Christine Oliphant Mr. Eddie Otwell Mrs. Shannon Owen Ms. Linda Parker Mrs. Amy Parker Mrs. Katherine Payne Mrs. Jan Perez Ms. Dionne Poveromo Mrs. Sally Preston Mrs. Andrea Prothro Mrs. Sarah Pruet Mrs. Mary Ramey
Mrs. Martha Rees Mrs. Marcella Renken Mrs. Decie Richardson Mrs. Terry Richardson Mr. Perry Robinson Ms. Heather Rowland Ms. Loren Rowland Mr. Javier Saavedra Mrs. Adrianna Saavedra Mr. Jeff Schroeder Mr. David Seale Mr. James Shewmake Ms. Jeannene Simonton Mrs. Donna Sims Mrs. Mitzi Sisk Ms. Cheryl Skidmore Mr. Blake Skidmore Mrs. Paula Smith Mr. Michael Sneed Mr. James Sparks Mrs. Iris Stewart Ms. Elizabeth Suffield Ms. Leah Terrell Mrs. Laverne Thomas Mrs. Clare Towery Mrs. Laura Towne Mrs. Tracy Townsend Mrs. Claire Turner Mrs. Jodi Vogan Mrs. Nancy Wahl Mrs. Wendy Wales Mrs. Margaret Walker Mr. George Walker Mrs. Lindsay Wall Ms. Carol Ware Ms. Sue Ellen Webb Ms. Sue Wells Mrs. Mary White Dr. Jeff Williams Mrs. Rayna Williams Ms. Susan Williams Mrs. Krista Wise Mrs. Susan Wise Mrs. Trudy Wood Mrs. Gladys Wood Mr. Edgar Wood Mr. Gary Wood Ms. Ranelle Woolrich Mrs. Roxanne Worley Mr. Christopher Yam Mrs. Trisha Young
SpeakerLuncheon What is the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon? The Distinguished Speaker Luncheon is an annual event that provides an opportunity to bring our community of supporters together in a meaningful way. It also gives us an opportunity to reach out to others that are outside of the School and showcase SBS to them. During the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, we take the time to honor one of our Distinguished Alumni for their achievements in the community. Additionally, we honor one of our Distinguished Alumni Parents for their involvement and support of SBS over the years. Each year we choose a speaker that is positive, motivational and inspiring. What do the funds raised at the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon go towards? All proceeds from the 2009 Distinguished Speaker Luncheon went directly to pay for a Christmas bonus for our faculty and staff. This is a meaningful way to show our support for our outstanding faculty.
THE PLATINUM SPONSORS INCLUDES ALL GIVERS TO THE 2009 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER LUNCHEON AT THE $25,000 LEVEL. Mrs. Kim Stevens THE GOLD SPONSORS CONTRIBUTe BETWEEN $10,000 AND $24,999 FOR THE 2009 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER LUNCHEON. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beauchamp Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McBride THE SILVER SPONSORS CATEGORY INCLUDES DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS BETWEEN $5,000 AND $9,999 DURING THE 2009 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER LUNCHEON. C. Wayne and Patricia J. Miller Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William Lance Berkman Cockrell Family Fund Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dargahi Mr. and Mrs. John Doughtie Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Vincent Elliott Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Jobe Landmark Resources, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. W. Gregory Looser McCorvey Sheet Metal Works Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Milam Dr. and Mrs. Warren E. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Rick Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Ross Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith Todd Brock Family Foundation Worsham Interests Ltd. THE BRONZE SPONSORS CONSISTS OF DONORS THAT GAVE BETWEEN $2,500 AND $4,999 DURING THE 2009 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER LUNCHEON. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Conklin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Craig Mr. and Mrs. M. Carter Crow Daniel P. Annette B. Gordon Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Daniels Deutsche Bank American Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doty Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Durrett Mr. and Mrs. William Gouldin Mr. and Mrs. Craig Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Russell Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Allan Keel Mr. and Mrs. Clay Krhovjak Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Ralston Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reeves Mr. and Mrs. W. David Rook Mary Paige Stevenson Mr. and Mrs. Don Sweat Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Whitaker
William Carl Realtors, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wood THE SPONSOR COUPLES INCLUDES ALL DONORS BETWEEN $1,000 AND $2,499 TO THE 2009 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER LUNCHEON. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Abbott Dr. and Mrs. Mark S. Adickes Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Aycock Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Baker Mr. and Mrs. J. Kevin Blodgett Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Boston Mr. and Mrs. Cedric W. Burgher Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Castiglione Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Clanton Mr. and Mrs. Steven Cope Mr. and Mrs. Kyle E. Crake Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Crawmer CRC Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Les Csorba Cytex Plastics, Inc. Ms. Tammi P. DePaolis Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DiCecco Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dodson Mr. and Mrs. David Dominy Mr. and Mrs. Glen Eichelberger El Paso Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Elsenbrook Mr. and Mrs. Sam L. Evans Mr. and Mrs. David Gunn Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hannon Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hartman Dr. and Mrs. Gregory P. Harvey Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hofmann Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Holcomb Mr. and Mrs. James Huguenard Mr. and Mrs. Derek Irish Mr. and Mrs. D. Andrew Klein Mr. and Mrs. Brad Lindig Mr. and Mrs. Scott Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mathis Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mauterstock Mr. and Mrs. W. Fritz Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Ed McMichael Mr. and Mrs. Steven McNear Mr. and Mrs. Luis M. Menendez Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Eric Mettenbrink MLI Lighting Inc Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Mongrain Mr. and Mrs. Brett Carter Moody Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Odum Dr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Pegram Mr. and Mrs. Blake Pfeffer Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Pipkin Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Pool Mr. Ali Rasouli and Dr. Mahin Ahmadi Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Raymond Mr. and Mrs. David Redding Mr. and Mrs. Todd Reppert Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sahinen
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“We support the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon because it illustrates the very best of SBS. This event honors the special people of the School and raises funds to thoughtfully reward our treasured teachers.” The Tomforde Family Leigh, Jim, Staley ’09 and Lucy ‘16
“We contribute to the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon because it is the most direct way to impact SBS teachers. We are so grateful for the time that Second Baptist School teachers invest in our children – from preparation and lesson planning, to classroom time, to tutoring and checking papers until all hours of the night. We grew up in the same small town, and even had the same teacher for 7th grade English. We’ll never forget Mrs. Spradley. She was an “experienced” teacher and knew how to handle a room full of teenagers. We remember many hours spent diagramming sentences and learning vocabulary. Mrs. Spradley had high expectations of every student and was known for throwing chalkboard erasers at the students not paying enough attention in her class. Mrs. Spradley taught us the fundamentals, but, more importantly, she challenged us to be better students and gave us the confidence to work toward doing our best, not just doing what it took to get by. Many of us have had a Mrs. Spradley in our lives. We contribute to the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon to honor the teachers who care enough to expect the best and will throw an eraser or two to get it!” The Sweat Family Kim, Don, Kevin ’13 and Daniel ‘15
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Mr. and Mrs. Scott Eugene Schwinger Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Smith Spectra Energy Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Terrell The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Terry A. Tognietti Mr. and Mrs. James Tomforde Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Townsen Mr. and Mrs. William Vick Mr. and Mrs. Scott Vogan Mr. and Mrs. John R. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wallace Mr. and Mrs. R. Martin Weber Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Whalen Mr. and Mrs. William Whaley, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wiesen Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zimmerman Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Zimmerman, Jr. Additional donors listed BELOW GAVE BETWEEN $1 AND $999 TO THE 2009 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER LUNCHEON. Ms. Tracy M. Abbott Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Adams Mr. and Mrs. John Adams Mr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Mike P. Ames Mr. and Mrs. J. Stephen Applegate Mr. and Mrs. Doug Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Blane Bauch Benchmark Engineering Corp. Mrs. Margaret D. Bolling Mr. and Mrs. Branch J. Brinson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burford Mr. Juan A. Castillo Mr. and Mrs. Alex Chae Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Chambers Mr. Yun-soo Cho and Mrs. Nami Hong Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler H. Clark III Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cockrell Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Conkling Mr. and Mrs. Michael Connell Mr. and Mrs. James Corbin Mr. and Mrs. Ray Craig Mrs. Kim Croley Mrs. Anne Crotty Mr. and Mrs. Mark Deverka Mr. and Mrs. A. David Dodd Rev. and Mrs. Duncan Dodds Mr. and Mrs. Emory Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Evans Mr. and Mrs. Lou Gallardo Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Garcia Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Geis Mr. and Mrs. Al Glasscock Mr. and Mrs. Richard Golden Mr. and Mrs. Brett L. Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Harrison Mrs. Paula Harvey Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hawkins Mr. Shane Hayes and Ms. Huyen Cao Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hendrick Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Lance Hildreth Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Hinds Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hockaday Mrs. Kristy Holidy Mr. and Mrs. W. Bradford James Dr. and Mrs. Carlos R. Jessurun Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Boutros Peter Kahla Dr. and Mrs. Dmitri Kharkevitch Mr. and Mrs. John L. Lancaster Mr. Brad T. Lane Mr. and Mrs. William H. Lane Mr. and Mrs. Everitt Lang Mr. and Mrs. Mitch M. Latinkic Mr. and Mrs. Carl David Lewis Ms. Eleanor Lipscomb Dr. and Mrs. Don Looser Mr. and Mrs. Michael Maloney Rev. and Mrs. Darin Maurer Mr. and Mrs. Steven Mayes Mr. and Mrs. Mark McCollum Judge and Mrs. William McCulloch Mr. and Mrs. Brooks McGee Dr. and Mrs. Timothy McKenzie Mr. and Mrs. John Meredith Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Earl Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Chris E. Myers Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Newell Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Newman Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Newman Nova Insulation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Silas Nunes Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Odum Mr. and Mrs. David Oelfke Mr. and Mrs. Michael Oliphant Mr. and Mrs. Ken Overshiner Mrs. Patricia Paine Col. and Mrs. W. D. Palmer, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Zack Parrish Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Pearson Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Petkas Ms. Vicki Phillips Ms. Margaret B. Poage Mr. and Mrs. Scott T. Posell Mr. and Mrs. James A. Prince Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Proctor Mr. and Mrs. Tim C. Raymond Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Richter Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Rogers Ms. Lucy R. Schimmel Dr. and Mrs. James Skelton Mr. and Mrs. James K. Smith Mr. and Mrs. T. Michael Smith Mr. and Mrs. David B. Spicer Mrs. Darleen St. Jean Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stallings Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tauber Mrs. Beverly Terrell The Blackwell Foundation The Carole and Gene Foundation Dr. and Mrs. William Thorsell Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Tollett United Environmental Services, LLC Mr. and Mrs. P. Mathew Verghese Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wallace Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Watts, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. Timothy Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Martin Weir Mr. and Mrs. Perrin White Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Whitehurst Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkirson Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Williams Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wiseman Mr. and Mrs. Terry Womac Ms. Marilyn M. Wright Mr. and Mrs. R. Lance Wright
EagleFestDonors Faculty Endowment Fund What is an endowed fund? A financial endowment is a transfer of money donated to an institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact in perpetuity or for a defined period of time. This allows for a donation to have a much greater impact over a long period of time. Only the earnings from the funds may be spent. What can the funds raised for the SBS Faculty Endowment Fund be used for? The B. Jane Hursey Teacher Endowment Fund was established in 1987. The Teacher Endowment is a permanently restricted fund in which the income generated from investment, but not the principal sum, may be used to benefit the faculty and staff of Second Baptist School. What is EagleFest? EagleFest is a school wide celebration that includes a parade, field events, family picnic lunch, carnival, silent auction and much more! Each year the proceeds from this event benefit our Faculty Endowment Fund.
THE PLATINUM SPONSORS INCLUDES ALL GIVERS TO THE 2010 EAGLEFEST AT THE $25,000 OR MORE LEVEL. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beauchamp Mrs. Kim Stevens THE GOLDEN SPONSORS MADE CONTRIBUTIONS BETWEEN $10,000 AND $24,999 FOR THE 2010 EAGLEFEST. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry C. Dearing Mr. and Mrs. Bill M. Lindig Barry, Sherry, and Honor Wallace THE SILVER SPONSORS CATEGORY INCLUDES DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS BETWEEN $5,000 AND $9,999 DURING THE 2010 EAGLEFEST. Mr. and Mrs. John Doughtie Mr. and Mrs. Craig Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Russell Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McBride Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Milam The OFIS THE BRONZE SPONSORS CONSISTS OF DONORS THAT GAVE BETWEEN $2,500 AND $4,999 DURING THE 2009 EAGLEFEST. Bank of America Mr. and Mrs. J. Kevin Blodgett Mr. and Mrs. Glen Eichelberger Freeman Investments Mr. and Mrs. Jean Frizzell Mr. and Mrs. William Gouldin Hartman Partnership, Inc. Mary Paige Stevenson Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Whitaker Interests THE BLUE/GOLD SPONSOR INCLUDES ALL DONORS BETWEEN $1,000 AND $2,499 TO THE 2010 EAGLEFEST. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Abbott Anonymous Barclays Capital Mr. and Mrs. Cedric W. Burgher Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carl Mr. and Mrs. William N. Carl, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Craig Mr. and Mrs. Kyle E. Crake Mr. and Mrs. F. Barrett Davis Mr. and Mrs. Mark Deverka
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DiCecco Mr. and Mrs. Lynn H. Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Elsenbrook Dr. and Mrs. Gregory P. Harvey Mr. and Mrs. Edd Hendee Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Holcomb Mr. and Mrs. Derek Irish Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Jobe Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson JPMorgan Chase Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kim Mr. and Mrs. David LeVrier Mr. and Mrs. David W. Locascio Mr. and Mrs. Gary Loveless Mr. and Mrs. Luis M. Menendez Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Newell Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Odum Mr. and Mrs. Matthew D. Oren Dr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Pegram Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Pool PowerTex Energy Services, LLC Mrs. Nancy L. Prothro Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Rainer Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Ralston Mr. and Mrs. Todd Reppert Rosewood ENT, LLP Mr. and Mrs. Tom B. Slocum Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith Mr. and Mrs. Don Sweat Texas ENT Specialists Tom and Pat Powers Foundation Dr. and Mrs. James Tran Mr. and Mrs. P. Mathew Verghese Mr. and Mrs. R. Martin Weber Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Whalen Mr. and Mrs. R. Lance Wright THE EAGLES SPONSORS LISTED BELOW GAVE BETWEEN $500 AND $999 TO THE 2010 EAGLEFEST. Mr. and Mrs. Barton Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Doug Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bell Bering’s Ms. Melina Bible-Cain Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Bingham Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Boston Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boyd Mr. Brady F. Carruth Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Chambers Chi-Pei Shu, CPA Mr. and Mrs. Ike W. Claypool Concrete Constructors Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Conkling Mr. and Mrs. Scott Cooper
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Mr. and Mrs. Travis L. Crites Mr. and Mrs. Derik Crosser Daniel P. Annette B. Gordon Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Todd Darwin Mr. and Mrs. Michael De Laval Mr. Guy G. DePaolis Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dodson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doty DTK Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Grant R. Gilbert Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. and Mrs. John Goodman Dr. and Mrs. Gary Brandon Gunn Jim Jordan & Associates, LP JTS Enterprises, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Tye H. Justice Mr. and Mrs. Allan Keel Mr. and Mrs. Clay Krhovjak Mr. and Mrs. Everitt Lang Mrs. Beverly Laymon Mr. and Mrs. Brad Lindig Mr. and Mrs. Richard Looney Mr. and Mrs. Michael Maloney Mason International Oilfield Supply Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mauterstock McCorvey Sheet Metal Works Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation Michael Martinez Photography Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Mills Dr. Michael L. Mizell Mr. and Mrs. Brett Carter Moody Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mueller Neela R. Patel, DDS, PA Mr. and Mrs. David Oelfke Mr. and Mrs. Rick Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Richard Plato Mr. and Mrs. Scott T. Posell Potomac Custom Builders LLC Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Raymond Mr. and Mrs. Alta J. Reddy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Richter Mr. David L. Rockwood Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sahinen Mrs. Charlotte A. Schlimper Mr. and Mrs. Robert Laurence Schwing Mr. and Mrs. T. Michael Smith Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Terrell Mr. and Mrs. Denton Thomas, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Townsen Vollmer Custom Pools Dr. and Mrs. Henry Zaleski, Jr. THE FRIENDS LISTED BELOW GAVE BETWEEN $1 AND $499 TO THE 2010 EAGLEFEST. Adams Automotive Dr. and Mrs. Mark S. Adickes Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ammerman Mr. and Mrs. J. Stephen Applegate Mr. and Mrs. Blane Bauch Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bell Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Berg Mr. and Mrs. Mark Berinti
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Mr. and Mrs. W. Lance Berkman The Honorable and Mrs. Dwayne Bohac Mrs. Laura Brinson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Chambers Mr. and Mrs. Brit Chapman Chick-fil-A at Westheimer & Fondren Mr. and Mrs. James H. Choi Ms. Debbie Comeaux Condo’s To Castles, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Coons Mrs. Donna Cotten Mrs. Kim Croley Mrs. Sharon Curnutt Mr. and Mrs. Kevin L. Dahncke Mr. and Mrs. Allen Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Ben Davison Mr. and Mrs. A. David Dodd Mr. and Mrs. Cary Dunham Mr. and Mrs. Larry Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Vincent Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Emory Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Engeldorf Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Evans Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Fernelius Mrs. Marilyn K. Ferree Fred E. Turner, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Rene Garza Mr. and Mrs. Ron Geedman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Golden Happy Tails Obedience Training Mr. and Mrs. Larry Harrison Mr. Shane Hayes and Ms. Huyen Cao Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hofmann Houston Business Bank Mr. and Mrs. Victor J. Howard Dr. and Mrs. Richard Ingraham Mr. and Mrs. Hadi Jafarzadeh Mr. and Mrs. Gary Odean Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Terry Jolly Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Tony Kelso Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kessler Dr. and Dr. Jeffrey Kim Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Kollmorgen Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Kroll Mr. and Mrs. Mitch M. Latinkic Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin Mrs. Angelina H. Chan and Mr. Taik-Haw Lim Mrs. Vilma G. Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mathis Mr. and Mrs. Ivy B. McLemore Mr. and Mrs. Eric Mettenbrink Mr. and Mrs. Jason Miller Mr. and Mrs. Don K. Milner, Jr. Ms. Katherine Monroe Mr. Dan M. Moody, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Earl Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Jim Muska Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan T. Muska Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Newman Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Newman Mr. and Mrs. Thuc Nguyen Mr. and Mrs. Mike Northcutt
Mr. and Mrs. Silas Nunes Mr. and Mrs. James W. Patterson Mrs. Margaret Pitts Mr. and Mrs. John B. Powell Qua Salon Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. David Redding Mr. and Mrs. Berry Richardson Mr. and Mrs. David N. Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Gary Shoemake Mr. and Mrs. Jim Simmons Mrs. Ann M. Smith Mr. and Mrs. David B. Spicer Taste of Texas Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tauber The Speech and Language Connection, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James Tomforde Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Torn Ms. Linda Tyler Mr. and Dr. Lance J. Van Anglen Verizon Business Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Veselka Mr. and Mrs. William Vick Mr. and Mrs. Neal Vogan Mr. and Mrs. C. Ernest Wales Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Martin Weir Mrs. Donna Weisser Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wiesen Mr. and Mrs. Hank Williams Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wiseman Mr. and Mrs. William T. Womble Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff Woodway Rehab and Wellness Mr. and Mrs. Brian N. Yarbrough
“We give to EagleFest simply because we love our teachers! It is our small way of giving back to those who have blessed all of our lives so much.” The Johnson Family Joy, Eric, Cole ’19, Luke ’21 and Molly ‘23
zero losses for the eighth grade football team in two consecutive seasons
is the average SAT score for the Class of 2010, exceeding the state average score by more than 300 points
members of the
Class of 2010
are participating in college athletics
Upper School musicals have been performed by the SBS Fine Arts Department, including Meet Me in St. Louis in 2010
FORTY-TWO students made professions of faith in the
2009-2010 school year
91 million words
student athletes earned academic all-state honors
were read by Lower School students through the Accelerated Reader Program
place honors were awarded to SBS at the TAPPS State Art Competition. This is the third year in a row that SBS has won.
Macbooks and 50 iMacs were provided to faculty and staff in preparation for the Schoolâ€™s move to an Apple Campus and the 1:1 Program in the 2011-2012 school year
received recognition by the National Merit Corporation and were named Commended Scholars
SMART boards are accessible to SBS teachers for creative technological use in their classrooms
of community service were performed by SBS students in the 2009-2010 school year
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Class of 2011 spent a day researching their senior authors at Rice Universityâ€™s Fondren Library.