St. Luke's Episcopal School

August 26, 2016
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EXPERIENCE ST. LUKE'S..OUR AMAZING FACULTY and ADMIN TEAM
  Our awesome faculty and administration AVERAGE 16 years of EXPERIENCE!  Our SLES administrators average almost 36 years of experience....It's this experience that makes the St. Luke's "Experience" such a great thing! 
 
We asked our Student Ambassadors to list their favorite things about St. Luke's and without exception they wrote about their teachers and coaches! Here are some quotes from a few of them:
 
"Your teachers are really there for you.  They really encourage and help you anytime it is needed."
 
"Our teachers and coaches don't just care about what happens in the classroom or on the court, they care about what kind of a person you become."
 
"I love St. Luke's because it is so clear to see how much the faculty cares about the lives of the students.  Teachers are willing to do as much as they can do to benefit the future of their students."

BOOSTER CLUB PEP RALLY FOR ALL AGES
 
St. Luke's Athletic Booster Club will host its 3rd annual Meet & Greet/Pep Rally at the University Campus's Girls & Boys new Athletic Field House "The Cage".  Free hot dogs, chips and water will be served beginning at 5:30 pm and the pep rally begins at 6:15 pm.  After the pep rally,  our varsity football players, volleyball players, cross country runners and cheerleaders will be autographing posters for our "Little Wildcats".  The newly renovated "Cage" will be open for everyone to tour.  Come by and check it our for yourself and help us kick off fall sports for the Wildcat nation! 

K2-5th GRADE YEARBOOK ORDER FORM
Our students look forward to it every fall......yearbook distribution!  Our awesome ADSUMUS was delivered yesterday!  The yearbook is distributed to all 7th-12th graders and to those K2-6th graders who placed an order.  We know our parents also enjoy checking it out!
If you have a student in K2-5th grade this year and want to order a 2016-2017 yearbook please complete and return the order form with payment or place the order online at jostensyearbooks.com  The deadline to order is March 24, 2017.


UPPER SCHOOL CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
St. Luke's Episcopal School requires Upper Schools students to attend 6 CEUs during the course of the year.  The purpose of the  Continuing Education Units is to provide our students the opportunity to broaden their horizons and reach beyond learning in the classroom. Three required CEU's are provided by the school.  Students earn the remaining 3 credits by choosing community options that meet the required criteria for credit.  The first of the mandatory CEU's "Dance Without Limits" will be held on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. Students are required to sign in at the event in order to receive credit. Parents are welcome to attend.  For more information regarding CEU's please download this letter from Mrs. Banks.    
COLLEGE NEWS
The following colleges have scheduled recruiting visits over the next few weeks...Juniors/Seniors please be sure to let Mrs. Moseley know if you are interested in attending the session.

The University of Alabama, August 29th @ 9:30am
The University of South Alabama, September 7th @ 12:45pm
The University of Southern Mississippi, September 8th @ 9:45am
Southern Methodist University, September 9th @ 2:00pm

HONOR PLEDGE CEREMONIES
The 2016-2017 Honor Pledge Ceremonies, led by the members of our Honor Council, were held on Monday and Tuesday of this week.  The Honor Pledge is a commitment made by all SLES students, faculty and staff.  The  What is the St. Luke's Honor Code? 
"As a St. Luke's student, I will neither lie, cheat, steal, intend to deceive, nor tolerate any of these acts."
  During the Middle and Upper School ceremony, the new members of the Honor Council took their oath to uphold the standard of Honor set forth at St. Luke's and each member signed the 2016-17 pledge card.  The members of the Class of 2017, leading by example, signed the pledge card in front of the  6th-11th grade students, faculty, staff and parents.  Afterwards,  students were dismissed to their homerooms, in silence, where they also signed the Honor Pledge Card. 
 
On the Japonica Campus, senior members of the Honor Council led the ceremony which was followed by the fifth grade students signing of the pledge in front of the 1st-4th graders, faculty, staff and parents. Afterwards, 1st-4th graders returned to their classroom to sign the pledge  card individually. 


.   THE 2016 ANNUAL SPIRIT SHIRT... ORDER BY MONDAY!!
 
The St. Luke's Student Ambassadors present the 2016 SPIRIT SHIRT: a one time design, and a one time offer. Join the Pride and show off your Wildcat spirit! 

Comfort Colors Gray, 100 % cotton,  short or long sleeve
Multiple order discounts

Students, Parents, Grandparents
Sporting events, OUT OF UNIFORM DAYS, Anywhere

  
Download an  ORDER FORM and make sure you have THE SHIRT for 2016!   
Orders may be turned in on either campus. We will deliver them to your student !
  

ST. LUKE'S BOOSTER CLUB
Our Booster Club supports our student-athletes of all ages (K3-12th grade) and works to ensure that our programs have all that they need. 
How can you support the Booster Club??
MEMBERSHIP:The many membership levels offer something for everyone and the perks are great! (Admission passes to all regular season Wildcat athletic events, Booster Club car decals, stadium seats, etc)   
You can now add Booster Club membership to your Smart account online! Here's how:
Access your Smart account online
Go to "Purchase Optional Items"
Select one of your students
Select which Booster Club membership level you want  
View the agreement to see a description of the membership level
Select "Agree"
Click "Pay Now"
Select which method of payment:  (1) credit card or (2) bank account
STADIUM SEATS: The Booster Club is selling Bleacher Chairs.  There are two  2 chairs included in a Coaches Level membership or you can purchase them individually for $60 each.
Download the membership form and bleacher chair information  here.
REFRESHING FUNDRAISER!
 
Thanks to students Lauren Hill (3rd) her sister Natalie (K5), and friend Lena Andrews who decided they would have a lemonade stand this summer and donate the proceeds to St. Luke's! We appreciate all of your hard work!
ATHLETICS
 YOUTH SPORTS
Registration is open for Kiddie Cats (K2-K5) Soccer and Cheerleading as well as YDL (3rd-6th Grade) football.    Be sure to get your child registered!  Our players not only learn and develop their skills in the sport, but  the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, respect for authority and rules, and how to win with class and lose with dignity.  Join us for the fun! REGISTER AT WWW.YDLSPORTS.NET
VARSITY FOOTBALL
The coaches and players would like to thank everyone who came out to support them last Friday night at East Central High School.  We had a fantastic turn out of students and parents!  The team plays on the road against Kinston tonight. 
The first HOME GAME will be next Friday night at West Mobile Park.  Make plans to bring the family and join the Pride! Kick-off is at 7:00pm. 
Our theme for the game is "Welcome to the Jungle".
  
VOLLEYBALL
Our Lady Wildcats are building quite a reputation!  The varsity volleyball team is ranked #1 in the state in preseason polls for the entire 2A classification.   Come out and watch them in action.  The first home games are on September 7th against Murphy.  JV will play at 4:30...Varsity at 5:30.   
CROSS COUNTRY

Our Cross Country Team is off and running! They competed in the Warrior Challenge yesterday and will compete again Saturday at the Spanish Fort Invitational.  Way to go the distance Wildcats!
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!