Friday Letter

April 28, 2017

Dear Parents,

Good luck to our choral students as they head out to the final KSHSAA State Choir Championship competition this weekend.  And congratulations to the middle school students for their strong performance last weekend, holding their own against largely high school competitors!

Good luck also to Faith Hedges, Kate Jackson, Joshua Meschke, Malcolm Maude, and Marie Brockhoff tomorrow as they head off to State History Day competition in Topeka!

I expect the 10th-12th grade students are looking forward to PROM at the KU Alumni Center this weekend.  Ms. McCaffrey and the Operation Smile team will be hosting a middle school "Hawaiian" dance next weekend.  Look for more details from Ms. McCaffrey soon.

On Tuesday morning, FBLA will hold their 2nd annual Career Fair.  Upper School students will have the opportunity to meet with professionals from various occupations and backgrounds.

And Thursday will be Renaissance Day.  As I've mentioned previously, this is a special day each year when staff and students have the opportunity to offer classes on subjects that are dear to their hearts, such as Flamenco Dancing, Dungeons & Dragons, A Taste of Germany, The Six Wives of Henry 8th, and The Great British Baking Show.  This is a great way to remind students that learning is about enthusiasm and exploration.  As I remind parents, students have many sign-up options for this day, but they do NOT have the option of staying home.  We will take attendance very seriously.  Many thanks to Ms. Czarnecki and senior Melissa Jacob for all of their hard work in organizing the day.

The Annual Forensics Performance Night will occur on Thursday night at 7 pm and is an opportunity for you to be wowed by the performances of our students who are off to the State Championship tournament next weekend.  Come enjoy the comedy, drama, and instruction from students who are at the top of their game.

The change in seasons has caused students to reach into their wardrobes and pull out spring clothing—some of which has not kept pace with the growth of the children in question.  You might take this opportunity to check that shorts and skirts are the right length and shirts can be tucked in.  (Dress Code requirements can be found on-line and in the Community Handbook.)  If you need to recycle outgrown clothing items, feel free to donate them to the clothing exchange.  We would be happy to find a new home for them.

Please take this opportunity to claim lost and found items in the hallway of the main building before next Wednesday.

There will be plenty of interesting opportunities to keep students engaged as we head into May and the home stretch! 

Yours respectfully,

Dr. Schawang