September 11, 2015
St. Luke's Episcopal School
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The Wildcats will play their first HOME game of the season TONIGHT against Washington County. It's a be sure to wear black and show your support for our Wildcats!  Kick off is at 7:00 pm  at West Mobile Park (directions).  Admission is $6 for adults (students and children under 6 are free).  Parking is $4.00 



School picture proofs have been distributed to students..please be sure to check their backpacks and bags!



St. Luke's Episcopal School presents "Developing Young Leaders" as part of our 2015-2016 CEU Series.  Our featured speaker will be Mayor Sandy Stimpson along with District Attorney Ashley Rich and Dr. Joe'l Lewis, Youth Leadership Mobile.  Together these three speakers will present a motivational and informational talk on developing attitudes, discovering opportunities and experiencing the rewards of service leadership.  Upper School Student attendance is REQUIRED. Parents are welcome.
Tuesday, Sept 15
6:00 - 7:00pm
Louise R. Moorer Center for Performing Arts

The Senior Privilege Ceremony will be held on Monday, September 21st at 8:00 am in the Moorer Center.  Parents are invited to attend.  Our guest speaker for this year's ceremony is Phil Savage, Executive Director of the Senior Bowl and commentator for the Crimson Tide Sports Network.  He is a  former football coach at Alabama, UCLA and senior vice president and general manager for the Cleveland Browns.  He also served as Director of Player Personnel for the Baltimore Ravens under General Manager Ozzie Newsome, a former Browns' player and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and was a scout for the Browns from 1993 to 1995.
Time to shake the dust off of that instrument case in the closet!  Join us for our 2nd Annual Band Day!  All St. Luke's family and friends are invited to join our Wildcat Band to support our team at the home football game on Friday, October 2nd.  Meet us at 6:00 p.m. at the field to warm up, run through the music, and play with us during the game.   

Homecoming is right around the corner (October 16) and we are already busy preparing!  We will send VERY DETAILED info home as we get closer to the big day..but here is the info you need now:
  The 2015 Homecoming t-shirt design is awesome thanks to junior Kate Symons!
   Order your 2015 Homecoming t-shirt now in black, red or white!
This year, t-shirt orders are being accepted on-line!  Just complete the on-line order form and remember to send your money in to the office the next day in an envelope with your name on it.   
Can't complete it on-line?  No problem, just send an email to and she can help!  Order forms will also be available in the Japonica Front Office and Unviersity Student Services Office.

Friday, October 16th is a half-day for ALL students.  THERE WILL BE NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROVIDED ON EITHER CAMPUS THIS DAY.
MS and US students will report to campus as usual and will dismiss at noon.

K2 and K3 students will have a regular day on the Japonica Campus with a noon dismissal.  Morning care will be open at 7am (as usual) and regular drop-off will be open from 7:40 am until 8:00 am (as usual). 
K4-5th Grade students will be on the UNIVERSITY CAMPUS....
ALL K4-5th Grade students are to be dropped off on the University Campus.  Morning Care will be available in the Dining Hall beginning at 7:00 am on the University Campus.  Regular drop-off will be open from 7:40 am until 8:00 am.  (A carpool map will be distributed at a later date). 
K4-5th grade students will remain on the University Campus all morning for the Homecoming pep-rally, games and festivities. 
K4-5th grade students will dismiss at 11:30 for pick-up (A carpool map will be distributed at a later date).

 Last year was our first year to build a lawn decoration for the football field. The lawn decoration was a great experience as students worked together all week creating a nice addition to The Shed for the homecoming game.  
This year SGA is asking students in grades 9-12 to submit drawings for the art work that will be used for the lawn decoration. All students are invited to submit their artwork! Please submit drawings to Mrs. Richardson or Mrs. Swearingen by Tuesday, September 15. The winning submission will be announced in morning assembly and the associated team color will earn points. Remember, the lawn decoration is built with tissue paper so the less detail in the drawing, the easier it is to complete. Good Luck! 

 If you are a junior and are interested in participating in the school's selection process for Mobile Azalea Trail Maid, please contact Ms. Cotton.  Interviews will be held September 29th.

John Rosemond is the nation's leading parenting expert and one of America's favorite speakers.  He is syndicated in over 200 papers nationwide, has written 11 best selling parenting books, and provides a commonsense approach to parenting  with sound advice, humor and an easy, relaxed, engaging style. His goal is to provide parents with the guidance to raise happy well-mannered children who will, as adults, contribute value to culture and society.

We are very excited to announce we are bringing him to you!  The event is open to the general public and is free of charge..spread the word. Seating will be first come first served.



Bringing Home Gold 
Congratulations to Sophomore Jeremiah Jackson who was one of twenty across the country selected to represent the USA on the 15U National Baseball Team.  The team  won the gold medal for the USA in the the Pan Am Games.  Jeremiah was also named to the All-Tournament Team for his outstanding performance.  Jeremiah has committed to play for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
First Wildcat Kiwanis Club Player of the Week
Congratulations to Senior Ashley Chapman who was selected as the Kiwanis Club Volleyball Player of the Week for her outstanding performance!  In the McGill tournament last weekend she had 40 kills, 5 aces, 6 blocks and 51 digs.  She now has over 1500 kills  in her career.  Ashley has committed to play next year for the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.
 "WILD"  About Running
 St. Luke's was well represented at the Mobile Cross Country Challenge of Champions.
In the Boys Division SLES had 4 students in the TOP 10 (1st Stone Smith, 6th Daniel Grafton, 8th Garrett Dolbear, and 9th Memphis Rich) and in the Girls Division  SLES had 4 students in the TOP 10 (2nd Emily Miles, 4th Tristan Johnson, 6th Abigail Sadler, 10th Audrey Kate Smith). WAY TO GO WILDCATS! 

The SLES Varsity Cheerleaders are hosting a cheer clinic September 29th -October 1st for students in grades K3-5.  The clinic will be held from 3:00 until 4:30 each day after school and participants will cheer before the varsity football game on Friday, October 2nd.  The $50 fee includes a  SLES cheer t-shirt ( which can be worn for the varsity game) and after school snacks!  Registration deadline is September 11th. Download a registration form here.   
Annual Church Picnic
The annual St. Luke's Episcopal Church picnic will be held on September 27th at Camp Beckwith.  For more details download the picnic flyer here.

Blessing of the Animals is an annual celebration at our school and church.  The school's celebration will be held on Friday, October 2nd for students in grades K2-2nd.  Older students, parents and parishioners will celebrate on Saturday, October 3rd.  Check here for more details.   
Tryouts for the Middle School basketball team will be held Friday, October 2nd (3:30 pm-5:00pm) & Saturday October 3rd (9:00 am -11am) in the University Gym.  Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing should plan to participate.


Our Lady Wildcats are off to a great start and we encourage you to come out and support these girls!  This weekend our varsity girls will be competing in a tournament at Bayside.  On Tuesday, jv and varsity teams will play at Fairhope (vs Fairhope and Gulf Shores) and they return HOME for action against St. Paul's on Thursday (jv @ 4:30/varsity @5:30).  PLEASE COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!!

 Download the Varsity and JV schedules.  



The Booster Club is an incredible asset to our school and our to athletes and their contributions, both monetary and in volunteer hours are significant. Membership provides an opportunity for you to support our programs, while receiving some perks for joining including game passes, car decals, etc.  Your support of the Booster Club provides support to our student-athletes of all ages!  Download a Membership Form.