The Whole Child

Each day as we walk into school, we pass under banners that say, "Love the Lord with all your Heart, Soul, Mind, & Strength." The context of those banners comes from Mark 12:30-31, when Jesus is identifying the greatest commandments— to love God and to love our neighbors.

What I love about that passage is how heart, soul, mind & strength encompass the whole person, and I love how we strive to do that each day on Mustang Mountain.

This has been an atypical week, and today will certainly be no exception; however, that’s not necessarily a bad thing (even for a school). I love how during the final week of the grading period (which is hectic enough) we’ve had different opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom (i.e., the final musical performance, several students traveling in Europe, our junior high choir tour yesterday, etc.).

This week has certainly been atypical for our school with students being out, the grading period ending, and with spring break right around the corner; however, it’s been very typical because we’ve been able to find different opportunities and different ways to educate the whole child. It may be hectic, but it’s a win.

*By the way, there are 10 marbles remaining.

  • The Little Mermaid was such a great production, and I’m so proud for our students. They crushed it! A big thanks goes to Jenna Thomas for directing the show. Also, shout-outs are in order for Angie Diles, Chelsea Baber, Doug Killgore, Gee Santos, James Wilhite, Travis Kaye, Ian Thomas, and Chad Tappe for their help in making the production so successful! I can’t want to see what’s in store for next year.

  • Our first Quiz Bowl tournament as a success this past Saturday as we won our first match and had a player named to the all tournament name. A big thanks goes to Coach Joe Gafford for leading our quiz bowl team.

  • Our three spring break trips are going to be so awesome for our students thanks to the faculty and staff involved. A big thanks goes to Rachel Brackins, Brittany Arnold, Shelby Lillard, Andy Stewart, Tommy Shoemaker, Karen Sullivan, Danny Sullivan, Jan Penrod, and Joe Gafford for choosing to spend their spring breaks taking our students on trips. I hope they have the best time and come back with so many awesome memories.

  • The Junior High Choir had a great day yesterday singing at several different nursing homes in Little Rock. A big thanks goes to Travis Kaye for his leadership. Also, thank you to Richard Burton and Angela Kyle for driving the buses and chaperoning the trip.

  • As we head into spring break, today is the final day of the school year for Caroline Prestridge. She will not be returning to Mustang Mountain after spring break as she stays home with Baby Ada. Mrs. Prestridge will certainly be missed, and I’m glad Laura Hall will be stepping in to teach 8th grade English.

Upcoming Events
  • Today
    • Week B for 7th & 8th grade 4th period rotations
  • Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22
    • Spring Break!
  • Monday, March 25
    • 7th & 8th Grade Roster Changes
  • Wednesday, March 27
    • Faculty Meeting— 7:30 AM; library
    • Spain Trip students return to school
  • Thursday, March 28
    • Family Chapel
    • Mustang Missions Spirit Wear Day ($2 or more donation)
    • 11th Grade Parent Meeting with Jan Penrod— 6 PM
  • Friday
    • Week A for 7th & 8th grade 4th period rotations
  • Thursday, April 4
    • Evening at CAC— 6PM

Anything missing? If so, please let me know.

Responsibilities for the Week of March 25-29
  • Cafeteria AM— K. Holland
  • Cafeteria PM— I. Thomas
  • Parking Lot AM— S. Quattlebaum
  • Parking Lot PM— J. Teigen
  • Lunches— Coaches
  • D-Hall— J. Thomas
  • Chapel
    • Monday— G. Santos
    • Tuesday— G. Santos
    • Wednesday— Worshipful Wednesday
    • Thursday— Family Chapel
    • Friday— STUCO chapel (L. Noble)

Remember, it is your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to cover your assigned duty. Check the cheat sheet for the full duty schedule.

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