Friday Letter

April 26, 2019

Dear Parents,

The arrival of spring is a beautiful thing!  We are very excited to be in the midst of construction planning.  Our capital campaign to fund the expansion continues.  I know there are some parents who have waited to make sure the expansion is a reality before sending in pledges--and now is the time to get those pledges in the mail!

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!

Congratulations to our Seabury Chamber Choir who earned the top rating of "I" at the KSHSAA Large Ensemble Festival in Holton, KS last week!  They will be at the small ensemble competition this weekend, and the middle school singers will be performing at Worlds of Fun on Sunday.  Good luck to all!

Good luck to our young historians as they head off to State History Day this weekend!

The spring variety show "Applause!" will occur next Wednesday at the First United Methodist West campus.  Ms. Lawrence and her musicians always do a great job, and we hope you can come out and enjoy the show!  

Thanks to Kate Jackson, Sam Hertzog, and Brooke Spurlock for participating in the Holocaust Commemoration in Topeka on Monday.

We will host our annual Renaissance Day on Thursday.  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 Taekwondo, Russian Film 101, Basketball Refereeing, and the Art of Trigonometry.  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 junior Sabrina Eicher and seniors Jackson Berland and Darwin Michener-Rutledge for all of their hard work in organizing the day.

Details have been finalized for the fried chicken dinner before the May 10th performance of the spring play, Our Town.  Please see the attached flier for more information about the cost of the meal and the menu.  Reservations need to be made by May 4 to itsgreen@sunflower.com.   

Looking back on this letter, I realize I have used a lot of exclamation points!  Either I have been spending too much time around Mr. Gollier--or the manic energy of the end of the year is starting to take its toll.  Maybe it is a little bit of both!!

Have a great weekend!

Dr. Schawang