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LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #30

 

General

Summer Camps: We are excited to offer camps in basketball, volleyball, football, mountain biking, art, sewing, photography, and more this summer. The 2014 Summer Camp brochures can be found on the school website under Life at Logos.

 

No School Friday/Monday: In celebration of Easter, we will not have school this Friday or next Monday. Have a great time with your families.

 

Fight’n Knight Day: This Wednesday the secondary students will be heading out to do their service projects as part of Knights’ Festival. The elementary is welcome to join them in wearing their fighting knight shirts and nice jeans to school on Wednesday. Since we have Friday off, there is no dress uniform day this week.

 

Elementary

5th Grade Teachers: I am very grateful to report that Jim Becker has graciously agreed to teach part-time in the elementary next year. He will be the morning 5th grade teacher and Jonathan Erber has been hired to teach in the afternoons.

 

Free Elementary Movie: The Secondary Student Council would like to invite all the elementary families and teachers to a free movie!  Hosted by the Nuart Theater, we will be showing Swiss Family Robinson, Monday, April 21st (no school) at 1:00 pm, free of charge.  Come join us for a family fun, action-packed afternoon!

 

SATs: The 1st-6th graders will be taking the Stafford Achievement Tests on the week of May 5th. Please avoid scheduling appointments at this time if at all possible.

 

Secondary

Knights’ Festival: Please see the school website for details on Knights’ Fest. It is an incredible week of singing, basketball, volleyball, archery, chess, workshops (the theme is art this year), dancing, sword fighting, dessert competitions, special guest speakers, art contests, service projects, feasting, and more!

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

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LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #29

 

General

Summer Camps: We are excited to offer camps in basketball, volleyball, football, mountain biking, art, sewing, photography, and more this summer. The 2014 Summer Camp brochures will be coming home with elementary students this Wednesday, but I have attached a copy of the brochure to this email as well.

 

Elementary

Elementary Staffing for 2014-15: There will be some upgrades next year in the lower elementary that I want you all to be aware of. Mrs. Kirsten Miller will be moving from full-time 1st grade teacher to half-time second grade teacher with Mrs. Kimmell (Mrs. Kimmell in the morning and Mrs. Miller in the afternoon). Mrs. Micaela Blum will be teaching 1st grade full-time, and Miss Chantelle Courtney will be teaching 2nd grade full-time. We are very thankful to have these excellent teachers back next year!

 

SATs: The 1st-6th graders will be taking the Stafford Achievement Tests on the week of March 5th. Please avoid scheduling appointments at this time if at all possible.

 

Secondary

Knights’ Festival: Please see the school website for details on Knights’ Fest. It will take place Monday through Thursday next week. It is an incredible week of singing, basketball, volleyball, archery, chess, workshops (the theme is art this year), dancing, sword fighting, dessert competitions, special guest speakers, art contests, service projects, feasting, and more!

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

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LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #28

 General

Uniforms: Just a few reminders for the spring: Now that the weather is nice, elementary students are welcome to wear shorts to school. Boots are no longer necessary or appropriate in the elementary or secondary, and please save sandals for non-school activities.

 

Elementary

Classroom Play: This Friday morning the 2nd graders (Blum & Courtney) will be performing on stage. The show will open at 8:35 with a recitation by Mr. Becker’s 5th grade class. All are welcome to attend.

 

Logos Recitations: It has been our privilege to host the LR program for the past few years. We have enjoyed the contact with our homeschooled brothers and sisters on Friday mornings and the program has grown under the able leadership of Mrs. Gail Erb. With the school board’s blessing, the recitations program will be moving to Bridge Bible Fellowship next year and reorganizing under the title White Horse Hall. This will provide space for them to expand as they seek to serve the homeschooling families in our community.

 

Secondary

11th Grade MBA in  a Day: Juniors should show up at EMSI at 8:40 this Thursday in their regular school uniform or something nicer. Students are welcome to park in the EMSI parking lot which is behind the building to the west.

 

EMSI will be hosting the Logos Junior class for a full school day on April 3, 2014 for what we are calling “Logos MBA in a Day”. Using our operations at EMSI as an example, we are going to introduce the students to all of the functions that are required to run a business and the various occupations that are involved in each. For instance, a session on product development will explain how businesses create products and introduce students to various vocations in this area such as computer programming, design, and manufacturing. A session on finance will introduce students to all of the ways a business must collect, report, pay taxes on, and distribute money and the various jobs such as accounting, bookkeeping, and tax law that are available in this area. The day will consist of a number of short sessions on topics such as this.

 

The goal of the day is to give the students a better understanding of the business world and, more importantly, to start them thinking about the gifts, interests, and aptitudes they are gifted with and how they might use those to find a vocation they are passionate about. Rod Olps, EMSI’s human resources director, will spend the last section of the day discussing how students should think about their calling, furthering their education, and making key decisions at this stage in life as they grow in Christ and in maturity.

 

This event will be hosted at the EMSI office (409 S Jackson) and EMSI will be providing lunch for the students as part of the event.

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

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