April 27, 2012
THE WEEK AHEAD:
· Fri 27th: Art Exhibit Reception @ Lawrence Public Library Gallery, 5-7 pm.
· Sat 28th: State Music Competition
PROM @ KU Alumni Center, 8-12 pm.
· Mon 30th: Vars Golf @ Lamont Hills, 1 pm.
· Tues 1st: Boys Tennis vs. KC Lutheran @ Seabury, 4 pm.
Vars Swim @ Topeka High, 4 pm.
JH Soccer vs. SCA @ YSI, 5:30 pm.
Vars Soccer @ Topeka Heritage Christian, 4:30 pm.
JH Tennis @ Washburn Rural Tournament, 1 pm.
· Weds 2nd: Variety Show @ 1st United Methodist West Campus, 7:30 pm.
· Thurs 3rd: Forensics Performance Night, 7 pm.
Golf @ Iron Horse Golf Course, 10 am.
· Fri 4th: Vars Soccer @ Wichita WOL, 4 pm.
JH Soccer @ KC Christian, 5 pm.
· Sat 5th: Forensics State Championship Tournament
This is a very busy week! There is a lot for you to see before we start closing up shop for the year….
Our athletes continue to blaze through the spring sports season, and this will be a good week to catch a game if you haven’t done so thus far. Soccer, Golf, Tennis, and Swimming teams have all had a very successful month of competition, and I’ve enjoyed hearing about their success in morning meeting. Regionals and State competition are just around the corner!
Hopefully you had a chance to see the arts exhibit at the Lawrence Public Library or can attend the reception this afternoon. Congratulations to all or our artists and to Mrs. Porter for their talent!
Wednesday night is the Seabury variety show, “Applause!” Please come out to the First United Methodist Church for singing, tumbling, drama, and general talent from our Seabury students. It will be a fun night! Admissions is free and the doors open at 7 pm!
Our annual Forensics Performance Night starts at 7 pm on Thursday. Having just taken 1st place at the massive Tonganoxie tournament last week and ready to take a full entry to State Champs next week, these talented students want to show you why they are feared by every other school in the region!
Good luck to Kit Rice tomorrow as he heads to Wichita to compete in the solo category of the State Music Competition!
Our sophomores, juniors, and seniors will hold their Prom tomorrow night at the University of Kansas Alumni Center. Students will enjoy several hours of Black Jack and Texas Hold ‘Em before—and I quote—“getting funky on the dance floor.” Door close at 9:30 pm! I hope they have a great time. I am confident they will.
I am very thankful to have the great student and parent volunteers who came out last week to help with the BSAP Seabury campus work. Mulch, shrubs, elimination of dead trees…. The campus looked terrific on Monday morning. On behalf of the whole school, thanks for dedicating your Saturday morning to helping us look our best!
A friendly reminder about cell phones: students should not communicate with anyone—including parents—with their cell phones during the day unless given explicit permission by a staff member. Parents are always welcome to contact children through the office and students may use the phone near the office, but cell phones are to be turned off during the day (except for seniors who may use cell phones in the senior lounge). I do not look kindly on texting during class, and I will ban phones for a week with first infractions.
Also, our caterer kindly offers dessert to all students, regardless of whether they pay for catered lunch or bring a sack lunch. However, students who bring sack lunchesshould not take any other food items from the catered tables. If a student forgets to bring a lunch from home, he or she may ask Betsy for permission to take a school lunch.
Next week, as promised, we will have Weavers dress code samples on display in the Commons. Please come by and indicate if you are interested in purchasing any items. This is not a commitment to purchase but will provide Weavers with an idea of what they should stock. Clothing items will become available in June. Of course, no one is required to use this provider, but we hope that you will find this to be a helpful option and an opportunity to support local business.
I will try to include a full May calendar in my next few Friday Letters, as I know it is a tricky month to plan.
We have a frenetic energy moving through the school today, inspired partly by the unpredictable weather. Personally, these are the days I like best, and the students seem to be particularly clever and friendly.
Have a great weekend!