School Notes for Week of January 11-15

  • Congratulations to junior Jay Swan and 6th grader Natalie Stewart for participating in the KMEA 5th District Honor Band last week. Also, Jay will be participating in the University of Louisville Honor Band Concert this weekend. The concert is Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the UofL School of Music’s Comstock Hall. It is free and open to the public. Don’t miss it!
  • Host family needed for Chinese student for one week: January 23-31. Thanks to all who have offered to host Chinese students for the last week in January. There is still a need to house Zhenyu Hang, a 15-year-old 10th grader whose favorite subject is English, but who is also allergic to dogs and cats. We are hoping to find a 7th or 8th grade family who might take her in for the week and help get her to the Downtown Campus Monday through Friday and bring her home (although arrangements can be worked out). A $200 stipend is offered to defray expenses. Please contact Chinese teacher Bob Jones as soon as possible for more information.   
  • On Thursday, February 9th at 7:30 p.m., KCD will host Dan Harris, an anchor at ABC News. His book 10% Dan Harris LectureHappier recounts how he came to realize the power of meditation and the importance of finding time to reflect. It is a very powerful message. Dan had a panic attack on the air (available on YouTube) and from there he realized that he was slowly killing himself. Dan is an accomplished speaker with great rapport, humor, and a very important message. This event is not ticketed; it is free and open to the public.  Organizers anticipate a big crowd, so please come early to ensure getting a seat.  
  • Congratulations to the following High School students who made the Honor Roll (all As and Bs) for first semester:
    12th Grade: Gilman Bagga, Truman Baize, Sam Borden, David Borders, Page Dabney, Charley Drew-Wolak, Madison Ebel, Sam Edwards-Kuhn, Nan Elpers, Kinsey Emerson, Olivia Ford, Rose Gilbert, Zoe Koss, Jesse Lanier, Jackie LeMastus, Lucy Lv, Chris Malpartida, Michael Malpartida, Paige Pence, Emmaly Saliga, Jonny Simpson
    11th Grade: Emma Boland, Madeline Case, Catherine Dean, Anna Lyons, Oona Milliken, Jillian Morrison, Scott Morrison, Elise Pfeiffer, James Risley, Shams Shaker, Matthew Siciliano, Gabby Smedley, Tom Soenkson, Andrew Thurstone
    10th Grade: Aakriti Bista, Eva Borders, Tanner Dehler, Sam Erbes, Clay Foye, Zoe Hall, Chris Jayes, Scout Kay, Shelly Lancaster, Natalie McClain, Alexis Nelson, Charlie Owen, Christina Saliga, Nicholas Scarfe, Thomas Simpson, Willa Tinsley, Maris Woldin, Will Yelton
    9th Grade: Iqlas Abukar, Evie Boland, Hope Carstanjen, Evvie Cooley, Chandler Durbin, Chris Hammond, Elizabeth Johnson, Erin Lyons, Maggie McGraw, Gabe Mutchnick, Megan Read, Clay Smedley, Michael Snyder, Patrick Spencer, Logan Wourms