St. Luke's Episcopal School

November 4, 2016
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FROM THE COLLEGE COUNSELOR'S OFFICE

   
75% of our seniors have applied to at least 1 college and we still maintain a 100% apply/admit ratio.

Over $1 million dollars in academic scholarships have already been awarded to our Class of 2017 and most colleges have not even sent out their award letters!

We have just finished our College Recruitment season, with visits from 27
colleges- our highest number to date.

The College Counselor's Office is hosting:
College/Scholarship Application Party Round 2
Sunday, November 6th at 2pm in the library



BOOSTERTHON IS BACK!
BOOSTERTHON IS COMING NOVEMBER 8TH-17TH. MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US FOR THIS FANTASTIC FUN RUN!!!

The kids LOVED last year's Boosterthon and wanted to do it again (They REALLY loved making Dr. Keesee into an ice cream sundae and  silly stringing Mr. Notaro).  WE really love the new renovated bathrooms!  Students on the Japonica Campus will be participating in the 2016 Boosterthon Fun Run on Thursday, November 17th. 

WE NEED HELP!  We want to make this a big deal for the kids..decorating campus, building the hype and making it exciting! Not only will students be gathering sponsors for every lap they complete in the FUN RUN, but they need some cheering fans rooting them on! Bring signs, noisemakers, and fans to watch as your Wildcat takes to the track.  This is an event the kids go crazy for...and you will too when you see how much they enjoy themselves!   Check out the videos from other schools and help us get creative for the kids. The character theme for this year is Backyard Box Office -  a theme all about making a difference in the world!

C heck out this video and learn more about Boosterthon Fun Run!
  
1 Week Out
1 Week Out

 
 
  
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATIONS
As is our long standing tradition, SLES will host Veterans Day programs on BOTH of our campuses.
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Breakfast: In appreciation for their service, veterans and their families are invited to be our guests for breakfast beginning at 7:00 am and lasting until 7:45 am in the University Campus Dining Hall.   Please use the attached University Campus RSVP form so that we will be able to prepare for the correct number of guests.
  
Program: The University Campus Veteran's Day Program will begin at 8:00 am in the Moorer Center for  Performing Arts and will include student performances by our SLES band, chorus and drama departments, the Pride of Mobile Barbershop Chorus,  as well as patriotic art provided by our students. This year's guest speaker is Colonel Patrick Downing U.S. Army (retired) who currently serves on the USS Alabama Commission. 
  
Wall of Honor: We will be creating a Wall of Honor dedicated to the family members and friends of our SLES students, faculty and staff who have served in the armed forces.   Please use this electronic submission form ( Veterans Wall of Honor Submission)  to submit the names and information of those you would like us to include.  The deadline is November 7th.

RSVP: If you plan to extend our invitation and have friend(s) or family member(s) who plan to join us for the breakfast and/or program, please complete the RSVP form and return it to the University Campus Student Services Office or email it to sbanks@stlukesmobile.com by Friday, November 7th.

JAPONICA CAMPUS
Program: The Japonica Campus Veterans Day Program will begin at 10:00 am in St. Luke's Episcopal Church and includes a patriotic musical presentation by our 5th graders.  This year's guest speaker is Lee Banks, U.S. Army veteran, St. Luke's alumnus, and proud father of two current St. Luke's students.  The program should conclude around 10:30.

Reception: A reception with light refreshments will be provided immediately following the program. We will need to know how many guests to prepare for, so please complete the attached Japonica Campus RSVP form.

Wall of Honor: Each of our 5th grade students has interviewed a veteran and will be creating a project dedicated to that veteran to hang on our Japonica Campus Wall of Honor. We would be happy to include any friends or family members of SLES students, faculty and staff who have served in the armed forces. To have them included, please complete and return the attached RSVP form along with a copy of a photo (just in case we are unable to return it)
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RSVP-Japonica Campus: If you plan to extend our invitation and have friend(s) or family member(s) who plan to join us for the program and/or reception, please complete the  RSVP form  and return it to the Japonica Campus Front Office by Monday, November 7th.


VOLLEYBALL BRINGS HOME THE BLUE MAP

 

2A STATE CHAMPS

Congratulations to the 2016 2A State Champions!!  What an AWESOME way to end the season. They started the season ranked #1 in the state and never faltered.  We are so proud of our  Varsity Volleyball Team and all of their hard work and commitment to being the best and playing the toughest. They also happen to have the greatest fans in the whole world!!  Thank you to everyone who supported them throughout the season and especially those amazing students and teachers who loaded spirit buses at 2:00 AM for two mornings in a row to make sure they had a great cheering section!


 

ROBOTICS ADVANCES TO THE SOUTH'S BEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.......for the 3rd time!
Congratulations to our Robotics Team for their incredible Game Day Results! They work fast and furious from the first day to the last and are still going strong!
Awards include:

*Best Website

*2nd Spirit and Sportsmanship

*3rd Exhibit Booth and Interview
*3rd BEST Award

 *Seniors Andrew Ravine, Henry Clark and  Zach McCleery all received scholarships!

 

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday and cheered on our Wildcats.  Your participation helped us finish strong in Spirit and Sportsmanship!  

SLES SCHOLARS BOWL FINISHES STRONG!
Our St. Luke's Varsity Scholars Bowl finished 2nd at the final meet yesterday. Senior Andy Sykes received an award for highest individual scorer overall.  WAY TO REPRESENT SLES! Pictured are some of the team members: Cole Murphy,  Kane McCreadie, William Brandyburg, Hardy Demeranville, Carson  Ashcraft, Tristan Clarke and Andrew Ravine.
 

CROSS COUNTRY TO STATE
Congratulations and best of luck to runners Kaelyn Horn, Bailey Sheffield, Ella Ferebee, and Andy Sykes who competed at Sectionals and have advanced to the State Cross Country Meet! They will be competing at the meet in Oakville, AL next Friday!  RUN WILDCATS RUN!!!!
1ST QUARTER HEADMASTERS LIST AND HONOR ROLL
Congratulations to those Middle and Upper School students who earned either Headmaster's List or Honor Roll recognition for their 1st quarter grades.  Students qualifying for the Headmaster's List earned a 90 or above for the quarter in all subjects with no grade below an 85.  Students on the Honor Roll earned an average of 85 or above for the quarter in all subjects with no grade below an 80. 

BEGINNER BAND >FIRST CONCERT

The beginner band students presented the first concert of their instrumental music careers to their parents on Wednesday during class.  They performed as a group and in smaller duos, trios, and quartets.  Selections included Hot Cross Buns, Go Tell Aunt Rhodie, Westminster Chimes, London Bridge, and other traditional tunes.  We can't wait to see where they'll be by the Christmas Concert on December 6th!  Beginner band members include: Chloe Gilmore, Claire Hamilton, John Henry Johnson, Maggie McDonough, Kara Host, Virginia Grace Merrick, Bradley Wunschel, Kylan Meeker and Zachary Cobb.

OUR NEW COMMERCIALS
We are very excited about our 3 commercials now running on WKRG!  You will see them primarily during the morning news hours (M-TH) although we also have several 5 second spots that run throughout the day 7 days a week.  We would love for you to share them! 
They are located on our website, Facebook page and Youtube channel as well.  Comment on our Facebook post and share the commercial and you could win an awesome
 St. Luke's blanket for those cold days that are coming soon. No really, we swear they are coming soon!!





BOOSTER CLUB BOSTON BUTTS

The Booster Club is accepting orders for their incredible smoked butts and ribs!  They are available for pick up on December 2nd and perfect for the SEC Championship Game on the 3rd!!  Order yours by November 28th and help support our K3-12th grade athletic programs! ORDER FORM

 


ATHLETICS
BOYS SOCCER MEETING AND TRYOUTS
Meeting: On Wednesday, November 16th at 6:00 pm Coach DeVries will hold an informational  meeting for 7th-12th grade parents and boys who would like to learn more about the St. Luke's Boys Soccer program, or who are already planning to play.
  
Tryouts: December 5th-9th after school until dark.

BASEBALL TRYOUTS
Baseball tryouts for grades 7-12 will be held  Monday, November 7th thru Friday, November 11th from 3:15 pm until 5:00 pm.
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ANYONE can choose St. Luke's as the charity of their choice!  Please help spread the word to family and friends. 


ONLINE SPIRIT STORE
Now you can order St. Luke's merchandise on-line at your own convenience!  Shirts, hats, sweatshirts, blankets and more!  Check it all our here ...dozens of designs and items available!