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March 18, 2016

 

St. Luke's Episcopal School
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SPRING FESTIVAL 2016 TEAM T-SHIRT ORDERS

Attention all K2-8th Grade Parents: 
  
Spring Festival is just around the corner on May 6th and it is time to order your child's TEAM SHIRT..  This year's theme is "Under the Big Top".  Who will win...RED or BLACK??? You only need to order the correct size for your student(s).  The t-shirt chairman will order your child's t-shirt in the color representing the team your child is on (either red or black).  Adults and non-student siblings may order t-shirts in white. Download an order form here.

ORDER FORMS and PAYMENT MUST BE RETURNED BY MARCH 23RD 
NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED

  
 
2016 CASH BASH
What a fabulous evening and a great event for our SLES community!  Cash Bash raised just over $52,000 for our students and everyone had fun in the process!  Congratulations to our Draw Down winners who decided to split the $10,000 prize rather than risk it all: Dean Mansfield, Ron Johnson, Angela Merrick and Florencia Holt.  The Holt's had a great night and won the tuition raffle as well (with 4 tuition's to pay who can hold it against them)?   

A HUGE thank you to all of those who organized our 2016 Cash Bash!  Our Event Chair Alicia Hooper and her fantastic team of volunteers included Leana Ott - Co-chair, Elise Lenard and the Art Club - Decorations, April Sexton- Program, Stephanie Koolenga- Door Prizes, Lori Cook and Lisa Howard- Silent Auction, Melissa Dickinson- T-shirts, Michelle Jeane and Cindy Watts - WIne Grab and Emily Printz - Music.  Also helping were our awesome Room Moms and  Kelly Anderson, Shelly Thompson, Janis Henriksen, Monica Cannon, Sandy Downing, Missy Wallace and Holley Hall.

Thanks to the those who donated food/beverage and decorations for the event as well:
Flour Girls Bakery, Gaby Conway, Heather Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Brijesh Patel, Mr. and Mrs. Jigar Patel, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pollmans Bake Shop, Simply Sweet Cupcakes, Domke Market and Honey Baked Ham and Al's 5 & 10.The night would not have been possible without our awesome sponsors...PLEASE BE SURE TO SUPPORT THEM!  

Wildcat Sponsors:
STC Network Services, Inc.         Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rice, Sr.     Children's Medical Group
Black Sponsors:
S & S Sprinkler     D & K Suit Discounters     Mobile OB-GYN, P.C. Dr. Brandi Trammell    
     Payroll Vault       Ward International Trucking       SpanSet     
Mobile Diagnostic Center: Dr. Lisa Shepler & Dr. Kimberly Bryan 
Red Sponsor:
Smith, Dukes & Buckalew LLP
White Sponsors:
Driskell Turf Farm     BIS Office Systems      Estes Heating & Air, Inc.     HUB International
Express Employment Professionals     Kalifeh Bedsole & Co, PC     
Nick & Leana Ott      Marine & Mainland Hydraulic Services      Odom Architects, PC           
The UPS Store 5632/2422
 
Wild About SL Sponsors:
Cagle Insurance & Financial Services      Citrin, Rihner & Gupta Cardiology 
Keith Air Conditioning Inc.

 

 

We continue to receive donations to the Mother Oak Annual Fund.

Our grade levels are working hard to reach 100% participation.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 
 

 

 

VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS
Volleyball tryouts for girls in rising 7th-12th grades will be held on April 25th and 26th. Rising 9th-12th graders will tryout from 3:30 pm until 5:00 pm. Rsising 7th and 8th graders will tryout from 5:00 pm -6:30 pm on the 25th and 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm on the 26th.


National Honor Society 2016
Congratulations to the twenty students who were inducted into the SLES Chapter of the National Honor Soceity.  Students must meet criteria which includes standards in scholarship, leadership, character and service.  The 2016 inductees are: Henry Clark, Landon Connell, Mary Hunter Davis, Courtney Farni, Olivia Fisher, Elizabeth Guice, Amber Hernandez-Sexton, Nicole Holt, Ella Johnson, Amber Kadel, Emmy Musial, Riley Nettles, Jordon Odom, Ellie Pierce, Cameron Preston, Hunter Preston, Carly Salter, Chase Swearingen, Andy Sykes and Abigail Turner.
CAPSTONE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Each year St. Luke's nominates 2 sophomores to attend the Capstone Leadershop Academy at The University of Alabama. Nominees must then be "selected" in order to attend. Our SLES acceptance rate to the Academy is 100%! This year, Isabelle Nguyen and William Brandyburg were nominated and selected to attend on March 3rd and 4th.  Great job guys!

STATE GEOGRAPHY BEE
Congratulations to Connor Ferguson who won our SLES Geography Bee and has since qualified to participate in the State National Geography Bee contest on April 1 in Birmingham!


SECOND GRADE SINGERS
             Our second grade students sang beautifully during a recent chapel service!


REGIONAL ARCHERY TOURNAMENT
What a great showing at Regionals. Congratulations to all three teams.
The Middle School Team placed 2nd with a total of 3133 points. Top Male Shooter for the Wildcats was Gavin Kelly (274) and Top Female Shooter was Taylor Smith (268). Our High School team finished in 3rd place overall with a total of 3182 points. Top Male Shooter for the Wildcats was Nick Stuart(280) and Top Female Shooter was Alli Kangal (279). The Elementary Team finished in 6th place with a total of 2638. Lydia Burnham finished 3rd OVERALL in the Elementary Female Division (254).

ANNUAL BAND FERN AND FLOWER SALE
 IT IS SPRING!!  If you are looking to bring some color into your home or yard now is the time!  The annual Band fern sale is underway and this year they have added flower baskets to the options!  Order big,  beautiful Boston or Kimberly ferns and petunia, geranium or mixed flowering baskets.  YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!  Orders can be placed online here or you can pick up an order form at the front office on Japonica or Student Services on University.  Orders that were placed  today will be delivered March 23rd.  Orders placed by April 8th will be delivered April 13th.  Thank you for your support! 


 
Thank you to everyone who supported our BioMed Blood Drive.  Each year we surpass our goal and this year was no exception!
 5th GRADER LEADS THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Tristan Johnson leads the Pledge of Allegiance at the Alabama Capitol Building as a part of Girl Scout Advocacy Day.
Math Path- An Exercise Around Town
On April 23rd a small army of volunteers will cover sections of Mobile in
sidewalk chalk math challenges appropriate for students in grades K-5.

Math Path will include routes in Spring Hill, Downtown and Midtown Mobile, but hopefully a few other neighborhoods that don't usually offer many kid-friendly events. To make it easier for families tackling the event with siblings, cousins and friends of a variety of ages, the math problems will be color-coded by grade level, so all children will stay on the same route, but second graders will know to watch for problems written in green chalk and fourth graders will have their eyes peeled for the blue ones.

Students who participate will get plenty of fresh air, exercise and encouragement along the way as they pop into participating small businesses along each route to check their answers and have their 'passports'stamped. There will also be fun, photo-ready sidewalk chalk art sprinkled along each route.

To register your child for Math Path, please visit on.fb.me/1VQv4xp

ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - EASTER INVITATION
St. Luke's Episcopal Church invites you to join them for any or all of the 2016 Easter Services and celebrations they are hosting this year! For a detailed list of services and events click here.  

CAMP BECKWITH SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION
Online registration is now open for the 2016 Summer Camp at Camp Beckwith. Please go to www.BeckwithAL.com or contact James Lawrence at james@beckwithal.com, 251-616-2162, for more details. Register by March 31st and receive an early registration discount!

ATHLETICS
BASKETBALL
After fantastic seasons the awards continue to roll in! Congratulations to Mark Wilcox, Hunter Preston and Jermaine Brown who have been named members of the Boys All-County Basketball Team and Ashley Chapman  who was selected for the Girls All-County Basketball Team.  Dylan Jordan and Matthew Mowry were named members of the All-County Academic Team and Coach Davis was named 1A-5A Coach of the Year by the Mobile Coaching Association. Way to go Wildcats!

GIRLS GOLF -SETTING AND BREAKING RECORDS 

Congratulations to Emmy Musial who shot a 41 at Magnolia Grove  to set a new school record!  She beat the old school record which she had set last year!  Way to go Emmy!

SOCCER
The boys and girls soccer teams will each have two home games next week.  Come out and cheer them on! On Tuesday, March 22nd the teams will take on Bayside and on Thursday, March 24th they play BC Rain.  The girls games kick-off at 4:00 pm.  The boys games kick-off at 5:30 pm.  

BASEBALL
Our varsity boys baseball team will play Mobile Christian at home on Thursday, March 24th. First pitch is at 4:00.  They will play a double header against Mobile Christian at Mobile Christian on Saturday at 4:00 pm. Come out and root root root for the Wildcat team!
TENNIS
The girls and boys tennis teams will play Mary G. Montgomery at the Mobile Tennis Center on Thursday, March 24th.  First serve is at 3:30 pm. 

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!