Prom was so much fun! Thank you to Mrs. Royal and Ms. Keane, the student prom committee, and all the other teacher volunteers for their tireless efforts. A special thank you for the Savannah Yacht Club for allowing us to have our event at such a beautiful location! Parents, your children looked amazing and conducted themselves outstandingly at the prom. I could not be more proud as well as entertained by their energy and laughter. Congratulations to Josh Kelley and Emily Wissmach for being crowned Prom King and Queen.
This Tuesday, the upper school will be hosting the rising 9th grade students at our middle school. We will be administering the PSAT 8/9 and taking time to get to know them.
April 11 will be a date for our 10th grade students to take the ACT-Aspire Test. This test gives a benchmark look at each students progress at a critical time. It also provides an inside lookm for our students at the format and question types for future college admission testing.
Celebrations are in order this week also:
Congratulations to our Concert Band led by Mr. Anthony Broadnax. I have attached a couple of videos from their award winning performance.
I would like to give a shout out to Ms. Faircloth and Ms. Toy Bird for their innovative way to create interest and teach about conics in their Algebra 2 classes. The students used different formulas and types to draw pictures on graph paper. One of the most impressive examples was the image of Stitch.
Finally, continue to support all of our athletic teams. Their seasons are coming to an end and playoffs will start soon.
Have a blessed week and remember to “Rep the Prep!” and Finish Strong!
WOW! Last week week was incredible for the students, staff, and parents at SCPS Upper School.
Thanks to all of the faculty, students, and parents who attended our first Town Hall! The feedback is fantastic. I have to thank all the staff at the Upper School and the parents who have provided encouragement and support. Once again, together we are going to give our children the best opportunity to succeed and to be the best person to lead our country and communities in the future!
A few more shout outs to the events and celebrations from this past week:
- Belated but not forgotten, CONGRATULATIONS to all the girls who tried out and made our various cheer leading teams for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you for your efforts and thank to Coach Bowers( formerly Hardy) and her staff for an amazing job!
- THANK YOU Coach Chumley and Ms. Dudley for their efforts in creating the Athletic Academic Academy. Their efforts and dedication to our student athletes to teaching character and academic accountability is already producing dividends. Please, if your child participates on any athletic team and needs some help with grades, contact coach Chumley to get them involved in this program!
- CONGRATULATIONS to our boys and girls lacrosse teams. Both are off to great starts representing SCPS in this exciting and popular sport. Currently both teams are competing in an independent South Carolina league with the hopes to jumping to Georgia High School Association competition as soon as possible and financially viable. Thank you parents, coaches and, more importantly, students for blazing the path of our new sport!
- THANK YOU to all who participated in the tree planting service project at SCPS this past Saturday! Our campus is a treasure and you just added value for all to see!
- KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK to all of our spring sports who are starting to end their regular season and enter the post season.
Teacher Shout outs:
I try to walk around our campus and see how the students and teachers are engaged when it comes to teaching and learning. This past week, I witnessed a teacher who was going beyond the traditional and creating exciting classes. Mrs. Angela Wright, a new teacher to our school this year, has brought an energy and creativity to her classroom that is enjoyable to watch. Recently, she had the students participate in an inventive method of graffiti writing using Huck Finn as the back drop. She wrote a variety of internal themes of the book on her boards across the room and allowed the students to write personal experiences that related to those themes along side. Then the students took different experiences to write about using the themes from others.
Finally, Events this week:
PROM, PROM, PROM – This Friday we will have the biggest celebration next to Graduation when we celebrate Prom! I love this time because we get to see the students in a different appearance and they get to see the teachers too! However, this time of year also causes me the greatest stress. I would be remiss if I did not emphasize the importance of keeping our students safe and free from harm. We will be discussing the importance of making good choices and the over riding impact a poor decision can have on a person’s future. Please help the faculty and staff by encouraging your prom participant to “Rep the Prep!” accordingly. Thank you in advance.
Also, The Juniors will be participating in the ASVAB testing on Thursday. This test is an assessment to show strengths in a student in both academic and vocational areas.
On April 4th, the 8th grade students will be on the Upper School campus to take the PSAT and visit!
For the seniors, for the remainder of the year, please wear a shirt that represents your college of choice for next year! You have earned it so show it!!
Be safe, “Rep the Prep!” and finish the year Strong!