School Notes for week of January 25-29

  • In sports news, the Maher Ratings weekly release of its rankings posted this: “Upset of the Week: The biggest upset by the numbers this week saw St. Francis defeat Whitefield Academy 42-38 on the neutral court at Brown in the 7th Region’s All “A” Classic.  St. Francis gained a whopping 2.45 scaled rating points this week even with the subsequent loss to Kentucky Country Day.  Congrats to the clearly improving Wyverns.”
  • Cat Runner ‘16 received an honorable mention in this year’s Scholastic Art Awards for his film “Stalker”.
  • The Math Help Project hosted by Erin Staley on the Goshen Campus is gaining traction!  Students are seeing this as a great opportunity to get math help while not missing out during the school day.  Generally,  5th graders may attend from 1:55-2:30 p.m.;  6th graders from 2:30-3:00 p.m.;  and 7th/8th graders from 3:00-3:25 p.m.  All students must check in with their regular project advisor to find a convenient slot of 20-30 minutes to come for help. Since this is a drop-in class, students can attend based on their needs.  Students are expected to bring a homework assignment, quiz topics, or other ideas to look over, but Erin will provide additional practice problems and step-by-step guidance. If your child needs extra support in math and would benefit from small group help, please encourage him/her to come during the Math Help Project on Fridays.  You can also directly contact Erin.
  • The Goshen Campus will host The Elegant Party for JK-2nd graders on February 9th at 9:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room. The Elegant Party is an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned about manners. Due to limited space, this is a parent-only event to observe our students practicing their manners.
  • Gilman Bagga G’12, ’16 submitted a play entitled Opus:  An Exploration of Meta-Narratives through Freudian Analysis to the Actors Theatre New Voices Young Playwrights contest and has been selected to have the play produced!  Eight plays were chosen in total from a record-breaking 870 submissions.  The plays will be on stage at Actors Theatre in April.  (Opus has already had its premiere, however, at our Showcase of Plays in December!)