Friday Letter

November 16, 2018

Dear Parents,

I hope you will be available to attend Late Night with the Seahawks tonight.  In lieu of an admission cost, we simply ask that you bring a few items to help with our Seabury item drive (see attached list).  Be prepared to see student antics, a spirited cheer squad, and our first view of the basketball teams!   And good luck to our basketball teams and thanks to our cheer squad as they all begin their seasons!

Our Chess team is into their season of competition.  Best of luck to them!

Monday's Heritage Day is an event originally founded by students when we first moved to the Clinton Parkway campus.  It was originally named "Founder's Day" and included morning community service and an afternoon of presentations by seniors to remind students of the school's history and its mission.   Eventually, we reduced the presentations to a morning video by the seniors and focused our attention on service work and rehearsal for our convocation ceremony.  This will be the format for Monday.  Students need to arrive at 8 am (a little earlier than usual) will be released at 12:30 pm (but it is okay if we have a few stragglers in the building for an hour or two). 

And Tuesday will be our annual Convocation.  This event is a requirement for students, but I also want to encourage parents to attend if possible.  Our speaker this year will be Dr. Clarence Lang, Interim Chair of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas.  Once again, appropriate dress for students will include dress pants/slacks, jacket and tie, long dresses, and so forth--basically "business appropriate" for an office.  The students always look very impressive on this day.  I hope they (and you) will enjoy the ceremony.

I hope you have a good weekend.  Remember that you can contribute to our item drive as "entry fee" to Late Night tonight, and you can also bring items to the students sleeping outside on Saturday night!  Thanks to parents, students, staff, and friends of the school for helping us to help the Lawrence community! 

Yours Respectfully,

Dr. Schawang