Fine Arts Evening Another Sucess

Reed Gabhart, Head of Goshen Campus, Director of the SFS Drama Project

Reed Gabhart, Head of Goshen Campus, Director of the SFS Drama Project

Three highlights from last week immediately jump to mind. First, kudos to our Fine Arts Department for another successful Fine Arts Evening on Thursday! From the opening introductions by some of our 8th graders highlighting their tulip project for charity, to the beautiful art gallery on display, to the gamut of musical performances from JK/Kindergarten up through the jazz stylings of our 6th graders, to the square dancing and banjo picking (courtesy of our very own Charlie Patton), to the 7th grade Humanities art “quizzes,” it was a nice showcase of what we do so well! Parents and students alike seemed to really enjoy the relaxed and low-key atmosphere. The arts are one of our core values, and nights like this demonstrate the wonderful myriad of experiences our students have each and every day due to our talented group of teachers. Congratulations are in order to Faith Murphy, Kim Aberle, Bob Bertke, Tina Brown, Jenni Pollard, Nita Duechle, Anne Farra, and Alex Taylor for another showcase of how the arts are thriving and vital to our mission!

The next day, our Middle School track team competed at the KCD Invitational and had a stellar showing! This is always a highly competitive meet and both our girls’ teams emerged as CHAMPIONS! Our boys also had strong showings with 3rd and 4th place finishes respectively, out of seven teams. Individual and relay team highlights are in Tony Butler’s article. It is fantastic to see our track and field teams bringing home the hardware and returning to the “glory days” of old, thanks to all their hard work and excellent coaching from Shavar Cowherd and Goshen alum Chase Carlson! GO WYVERNS!

Finally, grades 4 – 8 (and some High School students) had a very special field trip last week as they earned their way into a “We Day” celebration at the Kentucky Center for the Arts! This was due to the amount of service we have done collectively at St. Francis, the value of which cannot be overestimated. Thanks to Shelly Jones for spearheading this opportunity for Goshen Campus students. You can check out her article here.

In closing, I am always humbled by all the great things that are going on around here in addition to the academics facilitated daily by our incredible staff. Have a wonderful Derby weekend next week (and I’ll see some of you at the formal!).