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To date, 15 of our seniors have applied to college, most of them to multiple colleges,
and EVERY student has been accepted!
It just goes to show you can

Recruiter visits: 
Loyola University New Orleans                       10/5 @ 2:30 PM
Washington and Lee University                      1 0/5 @ 3:00 PM
Spring Hill College                                             10/6 @ 9:15 AM
University of North Alabama                           10/10 @ 9:15 AM
Berry College                                                       10/10 @2:30 PM
Samford University                                             10/11 @ 9:15 AM
Birmingham-Southern College                         10/12 @ 9:15 AM
Rice University                                                     10/13 @ 9:15 AM
Tulane University                                                 10/16 @ 9:00 AM
Florida Southern College                                    10/16 @ 10:15 AM
Belmont University                                              10/16 @ 11:15 AM
Wofford College                                                    10/17 @ 1:00 PM
Sewanee: The University of the South             10/17 @ 2:30 PM
Auburn University (Engineering Dept)           10/18 @ 10:15 AM
Furman University                                               10/18 @ 2:30 PM
Vanderbilt University                                         10/19 @ 1:30 PM

  • New policy regarding visits:  students must sign up two days in advance so a list of attendees can go out to teachers the day before. Each student must obtain permission from their teacher to miss class and Mrs. Moseley will also check the 70 and below list. Any student on that list will not be able to attend if the visit is during that class.

A Message From Our Senior Class President
A Message From Our Senior Class President

Coming Home Coffee 2017

St. Luke's has a history of excellence in all areas of academia. The group above has influenced our school's success since 1961. Thank you for the contribution you gave and are still giving to us all. 

Forever in our hearts~

We had an amazing week of Homecoming activities and sporting events. Thank you to everyone who helped support our school, students, teachers, administrators and coaches! 

To top it all off, WKRG News Channel 5 highlighted Coach Ronn Lee as Coach of the Week. We are so proud of our coaching staff and student athletes, that we want to show our support by spreading the word through the community. 

Please visit the official St. Luke's Episcopal School Facebook page and SHARE the article on Coach Lee. 

When a post is "Shared", it gets posted to that person's timeline. Everyone that person is friends with, and followed by, on Facebook will be able to see the shared post. This expands our social media reach immensely. We have an amazing support system of parents, teachers, friends, grandparents, and community professionals, all expressing their love for St. Luke's. Let's work together to show how proud our St. Luke's family is!

St. Luke's Senior and Honor Council President:

My name is William Brandyburg, a 17-year-old senior at St. Luke's High School, and I am a Mobile Kappa Leaguer. I am very involved in school activities, playing football, basketball, and running track. I also participate in Hi-Q and Scholars' Bowl, serve as the Vice President of my senior class, and am President of the Honor Council. As a Kappa Leaguer, I serve as 2nd Vice President, in charge of tracking service hours and directing community service projects.

Why Did I Join Kappa League?
I decided to join Mobile Kappa League when I was in 9th grade at the suggestion of one of my coaches. I honestly didn't have particular expectations for my Kappa League membership at that time; I had just been told that the program would be a great fit for me.

What Has Kappa League Done for Me?
Entering my third year as a Kappa Leaguer, I am more well-rounded than I otherwise would be. From the Kappa League, I have gained confidence in myself and the ability to better navigate various social situations. Through Kappa League, I have also had the pleasure of meeting and befriending several people.  Kappa League has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and better myself.

Highly Deserved Recognition for this Young Man

St. Luke's Chess Club

The 2016-2017 school year saw the introduction of a new organization at St. Luke's.  We saw the formation of the St. Luke's Chess Club in the fall of 2016.  With a group of 20-25 students, we began meeting every morning in Room 402 from 7:30-8:00 to learn and play the "Game of Kings".

Later during the year, Room 402 also saw chess players at lunch time munching on chicken strips and playing an ancient game played by millions of people.

With the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, the Chess Club added Chess Club Officers to its organization.  An historical step was taken as Kasey Hernandez-Sexton (President), Thomas Watts (Vice President), Virginia Grace Merrick (Secretary), Mohammed Shahrouj (Publicity Officer), and Swayam Patel (Member-at-Large) took the reins as the first Chess Club Officer Corps to lead our Chess Club into a year of growth and enjoyment.

Chess has a long history.  It is believed to have been started back in the 7th century in India.  Its original name was Chaturanga.  It slowly moved westward into Persia (modern day Iran) and then made its way to Europe in the 9th century.

October 14th is National Chess Day.
 Since the 14th is a Saturday, we here at St. Luke's decided to make the whole week (16th-20th October) our very own St. Luke's Chess Awareness Week.

Some of the activities that week will include daily announcements with new pieces of information about chess, Challenge A Faculty/Staff Member event, a slide presentation during assembly, cookies in the shape of chess pieces, chess seminars to help those interested in knowing how to play chess, and hopefully a chance for our parents and other family members to come in during the mornings to play their students in a game of chess.

YDL Announcement:

September 25th-29th, was a great week to be a 
Little Wildcat!

  •  Our XC boys and girls teams both won the Beat the Heat Meet at Faith Academy. Emily Miles and Garrett Dolbear were the top overall boy and girl at the meet. Other top 10 finishers included Matthew Pearce, Brody Hale, Elliott Merrick, Rowan Yeager, and Nerys Stommell. 
  • The City Championship meet will be Thursday, October 5th, at Faith Academy. Come out and support these running Wildcats as they try to repeat last year's clean sweep in the Championship! 
  • Our YDL Football teams both had great games against some stiff competition. Talon Uptagraft scored his first touchdown for the the 3rd/4th grade team.  Brody Hale, Tyree Durgin, Garrett Dolbear, and William McDonough led the 5/6th grade defense with 3 sacks and fumble recovery. 
  • Our 4/5th and 6th grade Volleyball teams both lost heartbreakers to Mobile Christian last week in 3 sets. Emily Miles, Cammie Waite, and Claire Seelhorst led the 6th graders as they fell short in a hotly contested match. Avery Van Alstine, Sophie Bitzer, and Arianna Ori paced the 4th/5th grade team as they almost won their first match of the year. They look to rebound Saturday against Bayside at Cottage Hill. They will be at home October 7th hosting St. Paul's. Come out and support these future State Champs! 
  • YDL 3rd-6th grade Basketball sign-ups have started. Visit www.ydlsports.net  to get your baller signed up. 
  • Don't forget to come see our littlest Wildcats in action on the Japonica campus. 1st/2nd grade Flag Football is every Thursday at 5:30. K3-K5 soccer is every Sunday starting at 2! 

Come Out and Tailgate This Friday Night!! 
Only  2 more home games so come show your Wildcat spirit and enjoy visiting with each other. 
St. Luke's Cheer Clinic
Sponsored by SLES Varsity Cheerleaders

If you would like to attend the cheer clinic,
please return this form and cash or a check no later than  Thursday, October 12th.
Please make checks payable to SLES.

St. Luke's Episcopal School is excited to partner with Mirko Pasta to offer "St. Luke's Night" to our families.  Mirko Pasta, a locally owned and operated Italian restaurant located in Legacy Village off Dauphin Street, wants to show their support for St. Luke's. During St. Luke's Night, Mirko will donate 10% of a participating table's total bill  (before tax and tip)  back to St. Luke's.

How to Participate in St. Luke's Night:

*Dine in at Mirko Pasta between 4:30pm and close, on the dates listed:  October 10th and 24th

*Present your server with the attached pre-made ticket. Don't forget to fill in your information and tell your server that you're there to support St. Luke's.

University Campus: We will host a breakfast for Veterans and their families from  7:00-8:00 . Then we will have a special assembly from  8:00-9:00  in the theater with guest speaker John Williams, our city councilman.

Japonica Campus: Veterans Day program at  10:00 in the church, followed by a reception in St. Luke's Hall.

More information to be sent out over the next few weeks. Be on the lookout for further communication regarding this event. 

Coming Soon:

We are working on a Business-to-Business  page for the St. Luke's website. Please be on the lookout for further communication  regarding this information
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