High School Buzzing with Activity

Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

There have been some amazing events at the High School in the past couple of weeks! The weekend before Derby, SFS students went in two directions. One crew headed to Bowling Green for the state Science Olympiad competition. They finished an amazing 10th – details in the highlights section of this newsletter. Another group – over half the female student population – joined the female faculty CharlieHSand staff for our annual Women’s Retreat, at which we discussed various topics, made some art, and enjoyed good food and each other’s company. Keeping with the food theme, the Diversity Potluck later that week not only featured great food on a beautiful afternoon in our courtyard, but also turned into a jam session showcasing students and our IT Director, Charlie Patton! That led into the Talent Show the following day, which encompassed wonderful music of various kinds and a truly amazing aerial act from three of our students who perform with Turners Circus.

This week, on Wednesday night, we welcomed our incoming 9th graders for Registration, coupled with our annual HSTalen_3Student Art Show (featuring music, photography, film, painting, drawing and sculpture) and Senior Project Showcase (at which all the seniors showed off their hard work on these yearlong projects). It was a fabulous event on a gorgeous night. Thanks so much to all the 10th grade parents who sent in food, and to everyone who attended.

A huge shout-out to 9th grader Eva Borders, who won the 6th Region Tennis Tournament for the second year in a row. She’s awaiting her seeding for the State Tournament next week. Her previous State finishes are the Sweet 16 as a 7th grader and the Elite 8 as an 8th grader. Eva will be joined at State by senior Jamie Anderson, who lost in the Regional semifinals but still qualified for State. Good luck to them both!