Thank You

This has been a great week of honoring the efforts of our students— collegiate scholarships, academic accolades, and athletic accomplishments (today). When you add in the soccer and baseball tournaments, last night’s band concert, our choir concert Sunday, and then the Lights Up! chapel performance on Monday, I’d say our students have really been able to shine lately. They definitely have worked hard and have put in the time and energy required to succeed, so it’s great that we take time to honor them and their efforts.

But they couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you for giving your time.
Thank you for pushing our students.
Thank you for putting them first.
Thank you for setting the bar high.
Thank you for encouraging our students daily.
Thank you for being a Christ-like example.
Thank you for bringing it day-in and day-out.
Thank you for believing in our students.
Thank you for praying for our students.
Thank you for developing lasting relationships.
Thank you for having the heart of a servant.
Thank you for loving our students.

Please don’t ever minimize the impact you have made and will continue to make in our students’ lives.

  • Monday’s academic scholarship assembly went great thanks to Jan Penrod and Carrie Vick. The program spotlights the great achievements of our students and is encouraging for all of our younger students to see. That’s a fun assembly and one I look forward to each year.

  • The band performance in chapel and the concert last night were really, really good. I’m so proud of our students and it’s fun to see how far they’ve come through hard work and practice. James Wilhite has done an exceptional job and I’m looking forward to seeing

  • Ashley Jamison’s Spanish II students have been putting in quite a bit of work preparing for their performances today. Students have worked together to write scripts and build sets for their Spanish performances of familiar tales (like Jack and the Beanstalk, for instance). They will be performing today in the atrium after lunch. This project has certainly stretched and pushed our students, and it’ll be great today! Way to go, Ms. Jamison.

  • Now that AP testing season is here, Lynnette Noble and Kathy Holland have organized additional study sessions for students to help them review and go over last-minute questions. Shout-outs go to both Lynnette and Kathy for going the extra mile to help our students succeed.

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, May 5
  • Sunday, May 7— Choir Concert (2:00 PM)
  • Monday, May 8
    • AP Biology Test
    • Senior Exams (Click here for schedules)
    • Lights Up Chapel
    • Deadline of Academic Award names to be sent to Mrs. Lillard (i.e., top 8th Grade English student, top Algebra II student, etc.)
  • Tuesday, May 9— AP Calculus Test
  • Wednesday, May 10
    • AP Language Test
    • Senior Chapel Day Schedule
      • 8:00-8:45— 1st Period (45 min.)
      • 8:50-9:35— 2nd Period (45 min.)
      • 9:40-10:25—3rd Period (45 min.)
      • 10:30-11:10— 4th Period (40 min.)
      • 11:15-11:55— 5th Period (40 min.)
      • 12:00-12:40— MS 6th Period (40 min.)
        • 11:55-12:20— HS Lunch
      • 12:25-1:05— HS 6th Period (40 min.)
        • 12:40-1:05— MS Lunch
      • 1:10-1:50— 7th Period (40 min.)
      • 1:55-2:35— 8th Period (40 min.)
      • 2:40-3:30— SENIOR Chapel (auditorium)
  • Thursday, May 11
    • AP World History Test
    • State Soccer Tournament (Batesville)
  • Friday, May 12— State Soccer Tournament (Batesville)
  • Sunday, May 14
    • Mother’s Day
    • Graduation (2:00 PM)
  • Tuesday, May 16— Academic Awards Chapel (i.e., top 8th Grade English student, top Algebra II student, etc.)
  • Wednesday, May 17- Friday, May 19— Semester Tests (Click here for schedules)
  • Friday, May 19—

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Responsibilities for Next Week

Week A
  • Cafeteria AM— T. Beach
  • Cafeteria PM— A. Stewart
  • Parking Lot AM— A. Almond
  • Parking Lot PM— C. Baber
  • HS Lunch— L. Noble, E. Schramm, T. Shoemaker, & J. Thomas
  • MS Lunch— J. Teigen, Z. Stewart, & J. Wilhite
  • Chapel— Admin
  • Detention— TBD

Remember, it is your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to cover your assigned duty.
*Click here for complete 16-17 Duty Schedule

Resources Worth Checking Out For Personal and Professional Growth

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