Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall Update

I’m sorry I haven’t posted anything in the last few weeks, but everything seems to be going at breakneck speed. At any rate, it’s time again to brag about our school on several fronts.
I had the opportunity to attend the 1-3 grades all A’s breakfast this morning. Eight-five young students were honored for making all A’s in the first nine weeks grading period. Way to go! I know your parents are so proud of you and I want to encourage you to keep up the outstanding work.
I want to remind everyone about Harvest Fun Festival on Monday, October 22. It's always a great time for everyone with fun, food (bar-b-que), and festivities for all ages. The Parents’ Club has worked very hard to make this both a financial success, as well as a fun time for everyone. Chrysler’s Drive for the Kids will again make donations to the Parents’ Club for every Dodge-Chrysler product from Ross Motors test driven that night. This year the school will receive $20 for each test drive. Please make plans to help us with this great fundraising opportunity.
Sports are also going well. Our Chiefs and Lady Chiefs have had very successful fall campaigns. Girls’ soccer and softball have finished their seasons with our Lady Chiefs softball team finishing second in the State AAA tournament. I want to offer special congratulations to Casey Fritz and Leila Savage for their selection to play in the Soccer and Softball MAIS All-Star games. Our own Coach Jim Patterson was also selected as head coach for the North AA-AAA softball squad. Football is also winding down, but our varsity Chiefs are in the midst of a playoff run and poised to make a run at the state title. Basketball is right around the corner with the girls’ jamboree at Marshall next Tuesday. Schedules have been posted on the website.
Our 1:1 iMHS initiative continues as well. The Dollar Day for Robin McKay raised almost $4000 for the 1:1 initiative. I want to especially thank the McKay family and the Class of 1992, especially Bridgett Goodnight and Chris Williams, for making it happen. The seniors are absolutely loving their new MacBooks and finding new ways each day to utilize them in their classes. Our kindergarten through third grades are enjoying their iPad Carts and grades four through six are using their Google Chromebook cart every day. The extra MacBook cart in the high school has provided extra Macbooks for use in the classroom. A special thank you goes to the Parents’ Club for the additional carts they purchased this past summer and fall. If you are interested, I would love to have the opportunity to show you what they’re doing. If you would like a tour, please let me know.
Thanks again for all your support. Interest remains high in our school and Allison Burris and her admissions committee continues to field calls from prospective parents each day. This is a testament to the outstanding faculty and staff I am privileged to work with, as well as the strong support from parents who make our school possible.
Thanks and God bless.