Updates

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #15

General

Christmas Program: The Logos Christmas Program will take place in the gym this Friday, December 12 at 7:00 PM. All are invited to attend! The rehearsal will take place the same day at the following times: Secondary 8:25-9:15, Elementary (preschool-6th) 9:30-10:30. Elementary students will meet in the classrooms at 6:45 PM and secondary students in the auditorium at 6:30. Please bring preschoolers right to the gym at 6:45 PM. After they sing, the preschool-1st grade students will go to the back of the auditorium to meet and sit with their parents for the rest of the evening. Attire for performers…

 

Elementary: Logos dress uniform (young ladies may wear a special Christmas dress if desired, and young men are welcome to wear blazers).

 

Secondary: Logos dress uniform only. Blazers for young men and women are welcome.

 

Uniforms: This Friday is not a dress uniform day. Students will wear their normal uniforms to school on Friday so that their dress uniform is crisp and clean for the Christmas program that evening.

 

Home Basketball Game: This Tuesday will be a Fight’n Knight Day! Wear your Logos t-shirts and nice jeans to school and then come out and cheer for the high school boys at 6:00 PM as they play their first home basketball game of the season.

 

Elementary

Elementary Boys Basketball Clinics: All Logos 1st through 6th grade boys are cordially invited to participate in a series of basketball clinics that will focus on the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, and defense. All clinics will take place on Saturdays from 9 – 11 AM in the Logos gym and will be coached and directed by Jed Whitling and Logos High School basketball players on the following dates: Dec. 20, 27 & Jan. 3, 10, 17. The cost is $20 for all five clinics. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning and to get ready for the upcoming Moscow Parks and Recreation season.

 

Secondary

Fall Finals Schedule: Final exams will take place next week. See the attached schedule to start planning ahead.

 

Grades: We are two weeks out from the end of the semester. This is a good time to sit down with your secondary student and look at their grades on RenWeb.

 

Trivia Day: Next Friday after finals we will have a pizza party.  Guys, please bring six “individual” drinks – cans of pop, bottles of water, or Gatorade. (No two-liter bottles please).  Ladies, please bring something for dessert.

 

Secondary Student Surveys

We have our secondary students evaluate each class they take twice a year. Here are a few things that students had to say about Mrs. Courtney this semester:

 

-She’s fun and she’s my favorite!

-I love how she puts so much energy and fun into class time.

-I like how she seems to love working with us.

-She is very knowledgeable.

-She obviously cares about her students-strict but funny.

-She’s awesome!

-She is cheerful and caring and fun to be around.

-She is always enthusiastic in whatever she is teaching.

-I can really tell that Mrs. Courtney wants us to succeed and I appreciate when she encourages us before tests and projects.

 

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #14

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #14

 

General

Home Basketball Game: This Tuesday will be a Fight’n Knight Day! Wear your Logos t-shirts and nice jeans to school and then come out and cheer for the high school girls at 6:00 PM as they play their first home basketball game of the season.

 

Elementary

Kindergarten Play: This Friday Mrs. Sawyer’s kindergarten class will be performing a Christmas play. The show will open at 8:35 AM with a recitation by Mrs. Bradley’s 4th grade. All are welcome.

 

Front Parking Lot: Please do not leave your cars unattended in the lanes out front. If you need to come in to drop off or pick up your student, find a parking spot and come right in. If you are doing a quick drop off or pick up, and you will be staying in your car, feel free to use the right lane out front. Thank you!

 

Homework-0-Meter Results: Homework surveys are in, and we’ve crunched the numbers below (averaged between the double classes 1st – 5th). Parents, thank you for taking the time to complete the surveys!

 

Grade / Actual Numbers / Guideline Targets (per night/5 days a week):

1st = 14 min. (15 min.)

2nd = 18 min. (30 min.)

3rd = 17 min. (45 min.)

4th = 38 min. (45 min.)

5th = 31 min. (45 min.)

6th = 58 min. (60 min.)

 

Secondary

Fall Finals Schedule: Final exams will take place the week before Christmas break. See the attached schedule to start planning ahead.

 

Secondary Student Surveys

We have our secondary students evaluate each class they take twice a year. Here are a few things that students had to say about Mr. Nance this semester:

 

-He knows his stuff.

-Mr. Nance is fun to be around and I enjoy his logic.

-He enjoys working with kids.

-Logic is challenging, but also really fun to know.

-Mr. Nance is awesome!

-Mr. Nance goes above and beyond helping when I am confused about a homework problem or am struggling with a concept.

-I really enjoy physics! It’s hard but fun.

-Mr. Nance is Superman disguised, who is wonderful.

-He is an excellent teacher; I would say probably the best I’ve had. He knows all the material, teaches at a steady yet challenging pace, and is always cheerful and good-humored. Thanks!

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #13

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #13

General
Thanksgiving Vacation: Please note that we have the entire week of Thanksgiving off. Enjoy the time with your family.

Elementary
Preschool-1st Grade Midterms: Midterms will be coming home this Wednesday. Please sign the bottom of the form and return it on Friday.

2nd-6th Grade Midterms: A blank midterm form will be coming home on Wednesday. Please log on to Renweb and help your child complete it. Our goal is to encourage families to check out Renweb and to help students use the midterm to plan for improvement in any areas that may need work. Please return these forms by Friday.

Secondary
Secondary Student Surveys: This week we are asking the secondary students to complete a brief survey for each of their classes. This survey is designed to communicate the students’ perceptions of the secondary program, to the secondary faculty and administrators. We value the students’ opinion, and our goal is to improve each year. This would be a great time to sit down with your child and discuss each class with him/her. Secondary parents are also welcome to provide input at this time.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #12

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #12

 

Elementary

2nd Grade Play: This Friday Mrs. Kimmell and Mrs. Miller’s class will be performing the story of Peter Rabbit. The assembly will open at 8:35 AM with a recitation by Mrs. Blum’s 1st grade class. All are welcome!

 

Homework-o-Meter: Please remember to fill these out over the course of the week and return them to the classroom teachers on November 14. This helps us gauge the amount of homework our elementary students are doing each night.

 

Winter Clothes: Be sure to send your children to school with warm clothes. We will have recess outside unless it is raining hard or below 20 degrees. This may be a good time to make sure that winter clothing is labeled – just in case!

 

Secondary

Secondary Student Surveys: Next week we will be asking the secondary students to complete a brief survey for each of their classes. This survey is designed to communicate the students’ perceptions of the secondary program, to the secondary faculty and administrators. We value the students’ opinion, and our goal is to improve each year. This would be a great time to sit down with your child and discuss each class with him/her. Secondary parents are also welcome to provide input at this time.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #11

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #11

 

General

Music Man: Logos varsity drama presents THE MUSIC MAN! directed by Tom Garfield. The show opens Wed, Nov. 5, and runs each night at 7:00 pm through Sat, Nov. 8. Tickets are now on sale in the front office.

 

Fight’n Knight Day! In order to support the cast and crew of the Music Man, this Wednesday (opening night) will be a Fight’n Knight Day (nice jeans and your Logos T-shirt).

 

Elementary

Interschool Speech Meet: If your child has qualified and is going on to the interschool speech meet, please remember to meet in the front parking lot at 8:55 AM this Friday. I will have information packets for chaperones including maps to The Oaks.

 

Secondary

Extracurricular Activities and Schoolwork: There are lots of great activities going on in the secondary (drama, junior high boys basketball, high school boys and girls basketball, planning for mock trial, math and engineering clubs, etc.). At Logos, schoolwork comes first. This means that students who participate in extracurricular activities will be held to the same standard as everyone else. Students should look ahead, plan ahead, and redeem the time during busy seasons.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #9

 

Elementary
Speech Meet: Friday, October 24.  Parents are welcome to attend.  No camcorders or younger siblings please.

 

Report Cards: Elementary Report Cards will come home with your students this Wednesday afternoon.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 23 & 24): Almost all of the scheduling is complete. If you have not scheduled yet, please visit this site to do so: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Logos

 

Secondary

Report Cards: Secondary Report Cards will come home with your students this Thursday afternoon.

 

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: Next Friday, October 31is the secondary speech meet.  There will be an awards assembly for all 7th-12th graders in which some of the superior speeches will be delivered at 2:30 in the auditorium.  All are welcome to attend.

 

Study Tip for the Week

From this point on, the speech meet judges will not have a copy of each student’s selection in front of them.  If your child misses a word or even a whole line from his selection, the best thing to do is – smile and keep on reciting.  If the student continues on confidently after a mistake, there’s a good chance that no one else will even notice.

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #8

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #8

General
Feed the Need: This Thursday students should wear their Feed the Need t-shirts and nice jeans to school. We are looking forward to a great day!

Teacher Workday: This week is the last week in the quarter. Encourage your child to finish strong! Friday, October 17, is a teacher workday (no school for students and the front office will be closed). Teachers will be wrapping up the first quarter (grades and report cards) and preparing for the second quarter. There will be no dress uniform day this week.

Elementary
Assembly: This Thursday morning Mr. Kohl’s 5th graders will be on stage. The assembly will start with a short recitation by Mrs. Akin’s 3rd grade class at 8:35. All are welcome!

Speech Meet: Selections will be performed for a grade on Thursday, October 16.

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 24 & 25): Almost all of the scheduling is complete. A reminder email will be sent out the Monday before conferences. If you have not scheduled yet, please visit this site to do so: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Logos

Secondary
PSAT: The 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT this Wednesday morning in the gym.
STUDY TIP FOR THE WEEK
Plan ahead. Sit down with your child on Saturday and read over the HAS (elementary) or the Weekly Test Schedule (secondary) together. Talk about the tests and assignments with your child so that he is prepared before the week begins. A few minutes of discussion and study Saturday morning can help take the pressure off in the middle of the week when the circus is in full swing.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #7

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #7

 

General

Two Weeks Left: There are only two weeks left in the first quarter. This is a good time to check grades on Renweb (grades 2-12) and make sure that your student is ready to finish the quarter strong!

 

Elementary

Speech Meet: Speech Meet selections are to be memorized by Friday, October 10.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 23 & 24): All elementary families will receive an email this week with details on how to sign up. If you don’t receive an email by Thursday evening, please contact the front office. We are looking forward to meeting with you!

 

Pink Slips: So far this year we have sent pink slips home for behavior concerns but used email to communicate about academic issues. I’ve heard from parents and teachers that emails have not been as effective (the email may come home a day or two before or after the paper comes home, or the students may not be in the email loop of communication at all). Thanks for your patience as we have experimented with this. We’ll return to using pink slips for academics next week.

 

Secondary

Honors Classes: For students who received an honors acceptance letter, honors class fees ($25 per class) are due this Friday. Please make a check out to Logos School and turn it in to the appropriate teacher.

PSAT: The 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT next Wednesday morning in the gym.

Elementary Romance

Each year I make a point of speaking to the 2nd – 6th grade students about a fascinating and sometimes delicate oxymoron – elementary romance. I am very pleased to say that this has not been an issue that Logos elementary students have struggled with in recent memory nor do I have grave concerns this year. My primary goal is that we maintain a positive school culture in which students do not feel pressure to “grow up” too fast in this area. Over the past week I’ve stopped in for this year’s installment, and I thought it would be good for you all to know what I had to say to the students and what my expectations are in this area. First of all, the school policy for the elementary and secondary reads, “Public displays of romantic affection are not permitted at school or school activities.” My interpretation of a public display of romantic affection is very narrow. Any singling out of a person of the opposite sex, and anything that you could do to earn yourself the title of “an item” fall into this category. The discussion with the 2nd – 6th graders usually begins with me asking how old they are, and then following up by asking how old they think they will be when they get married. After clarifying, for the sake of the boys, that most people do not wait until they are 37 to marry, we move on to the application. The short form is that these students are a lifetime or more away from getting married, and any preliminary negotiations are absolutely inappropriate in the elementary. I am strongly against silly talk about who likes whom, and I am thoroughly opposed to premature pairing up (in the elementary and secondary). There is far too much fun and hard work for us to keep ourselves occupied with to give attention to cheap soap operas. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #6

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #6

 

General

Sub List: Parents do the majority of our substitute teaching throughout the year. Compensation comes in the form of decreased tuition for the following school year. If you are interested in being on our sub list, please come by the front office and fill out a short application.

 

Elementary

Speech Meet: Speech Meet selections are to be memorized by Thursday, October 10.

 

Progress Reports: Thank you for your patience as we work out bugs in our elementary progress report format and procedures! Please be sure to sign and return the bottom portion of the progress report by this Wednesday.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 23 & 24): Families with three or more students in the elementary will receive an email this week with details on how to sign up. If you fit this category, and don’t receive an email by Thursday evening, please contact the front office. All other families will receive an opportunity to sign up next week.

 

Class Play: This Friday the 6th graders will be performing a play in the auditorium. We will begin at 8:35 AM with a short recitation by Mr. Kohl’s 5th grade class. All are welcome to attend.

 

Secondary

Speech Meet: Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are due October 3.

 

Honors Applications: Applications are due to my box by this Wednesday at 3:30.

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #5

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #5

 

General

Sub List: Parents do the majority of our substitute teaching throughout the year. Compensation comes in the form of decreased tuition for the following school year. If you are interested in being on our sub list, please come by the front office and fill out a short application.

 

Class Pictures: Class pictures will take place this Friday in the gym. Students should wear their dress uniforms as usual on Friday.

 

Elementary

Speech Meet: Speech Meet selections are to be memorized by Thursday, October 10.

 

Progress Reports: We will be sending home progress reports this Friday with each elementary student. This is a simple mid-quarter check just to make sure everyone is on track to complete the quarter successfully. In order to provide an even more detailed academic picture, Renweb is open for all 2nd – 6th graders so that parents can see specific grades in each category. Please take this opportunity to sit down with your child and discuss their progress so far in school.

 

Secondary

Progress Reports: Secondary grades are available at any time via Renweb. Since we are half way through the quarter, this would be a good week to sit down with your secondary student and see how they are doing in each class.

 

Speech Meet: Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are due October 3.

 

Honors Classes: The following honors classes will be offered for the first semester: 9th Grade Church History, 9th Grade European History, 9th Grade European Lit., 9th Grade Latin, 10th Grade US History, 10th Grade Latin, 10th Grade Algebra II, 11th Grade Chemistry, 11th Grade Pre-Calculus, 9th-11th Grade Choir, and 12th Grade British Literature. Invitations will be coming home to all students who have earned a 94% or higher in these classes by midterm. Further details about our honors classes are included on the invitation.

 

Study Tip for the Week

One helpful way to teach your kids not to procrastinate is to ingrain in them the need to study at least Two Days Out. Two Days Out means studying for Friday’s test on Wednesday and Thursday instead of simply the night before. Studying for predictable subjects like spelling and Latin should be spread over the course of the entire week, but for other quizzes and small tests, especially in the secondary, Two Days Out helps form a pattern of planned investment rather than last minute gambling.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #4

Elementary
Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts: 4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies. Tryouts will take place this Wednesday @ 12:00 in the lunchroom.

Class Play: This Friday Mrs. Bradley’s 4th graders will be performing the first classroom play of the year. We will begin at 8:35 AM with a short recitation by Mrs. Loyd’s 3rd grade class. All are welcome to attend.

Speech Meet: Speech Meet selections are due today . Selections are to be memorized by Thursday, October 10.
Secondary
Speech Meet: Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are due October 3.

Honors Classes: The following honors classes will be offered for the first semester: 9th Grade Church History, 9th Grade European History, 9th Grade European Lit., 9th Grade Latin, 10th Grade US History, 10th Grade Latin, 10th Grade Algebra II, 11th Grade Chemistry, 11th Grade Pre-Calculus, 9th-11th Grade Choir, and 12th Grade British Literature. Invitations will be coming home to all students who have earned a 94% or higher in these classes by midterm. Further details about our honors classes are included on the invitation.

Study Tip for the Week
Encourage your children (1st-9th grade) to begin memorizing their speech meet parts early. The dinner table is a great place to practice. Start by having each child read through his selection, beginning and ending with the title and author. The next night have them recite as much as they can, reading the remainder that has not been memorized yet. By the time the speech meet comes around, the whole family will be ready to hit the stage and perform!

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #3

General

Fight’n Knight Day Tuesday! Wear nice jeans and your Logos shirt tomorrow, as it is the home opener for the high school volleyball team against Nezperce High School.  Come watch great volleyball and enjoy tasty snacks from the concession stand!

 

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home

Colds: Please keep your child at home if he has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his ability to perform in school (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy).

Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): Follow your doctor’s advice for returning to school.

Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and / or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.

Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees.  The child can return to school after he has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

Elementary

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts: 4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies.  Tryouts will take place Wednesday, September 17 @ 12:00 in the lunchroom.  Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. I will distribute music this week.

Speech Meet: Speech Meet selections are due September 16.

Reading Group Helpers: Mrs. Kimmell is looking for reading group helpers on Mondays and Wednesday mornings, beginning at about 8:40 and going until about 9:15. If there is a parent or grandparent willing to help out, please contact the front office.

 

Study Tip for the Week

Busy dads need to have a system for staying in touch with how their kids are doing in school.  Don’t wait for the midterm progress report to come home and tell you how things are going.  Require your child to drop off all graded and returned school work at your spot at the dinner table right when he gets home (or some other convenient spot).  Before dinner you can look through the pile to check progress.  This will also give you the information required to ask intelligent questions during dinner about the topics that are being covered in school.

 

Cheers,

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #2

General

Friday Attire: This Friday we will begin our normal pattern of wearing our dress uniforms. Sometimes it is tempting to want to slide into the weekend both mentally and physically. By dressing up we want to remind ourselves and each other, to finish strong.

 

Individual Pictures: Individual pictures will be taken this Wednesday morning. Families may choose between having their child wear his or her uniform or dressing up in a special outfit of your choice. Modesty standards still apply. This is not a day to dress down.

 

Elementary

Enrollment for 2015-16: We are currently accepting applications for new students to Logos for the 2015-2016 school year (current students will re-register in the spring). If you would like to add your child to the new student enrollment pool, applications can be found at http://logosschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Application14-154.pdf The preschool classes tend to fill up quickly-now is the time to apply.

 

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts: 4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies. Tryouts will take place Wednesday, September 17 @ 12:00 in the lunchroom. Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. I will distribute music this week.

Speech Meet: Speech Meet information packets will be coming home with your students this week. All students in 1st-6th grade participate. Selections are due September 12.

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

Updates

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2014-15 – #1

General

Thursday is Fight’n Knight Day!: The first “home” (Troy) cross country meet for our high school runners will take place this Thursday, August 28. Elementary and secondary students are allowed to wear their Logos Game Day Shirts (this year’s or a previous year’s) and nice blue jeans (no rips, stains, etc…) or the regular school uniform. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt for yourself, an elementary student, or a younger sibling, please see the front office.

 

Elementary

Enrollment for 2015-16: We are currently accepting applications for new students to Logos for the 2015-2016 school year (current students will re-register in the spring). If you would like to add your child to the new student enrollment pool, applications can be found at http://logosschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Application14-154.pdf The preschool classes tend to fill up quickly-now is the time to apply.

 

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts: 4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies. Tryouts will take place Wednesday, September 17 @ 12:00 in the lunchroom. Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. I will distribute music this week.

Secondary

Uniform Orientation: The secondary students will have a uniform orientation this Thursday at lunch in the auditorium. Parents are welcome to attend.

 

Field Day: Field Day is this Friday, August 29th. This event is a fun way to kick off the year and welcome the new students to the secondary. Students are welcome to meet at school by 8:30am to catch a ride on one of the buses, or they can meet up with us at Robinson Park by 9:00am. We will sing and pray, and then divide the students into teams for volleyball, ultimate frisbee, kickball, and soccer. After lunch, there will be tug of war, and the traditional seniors vs staff volleyball game. We should be back to school by 3:20pm. Mrs. Whitling has emailed out details regarding attire and what items to bring to the potluck lunch.

 

Secondary Field Day Ball: The 10th graders will be hosting a Field Day Ball this Friday evening from 7:30-10:00. Secondary students (7th-12th) and parents only, please. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #34

General

Summer Camps: The 2014 Summer Camp brochures can be found on the school website under Life at Logos.

 

Fight’n Knight Day: In order to encourage our Lacrosse team in their last home game of the season, and our track team as they head to state, this Friday students are welcome to wear their Fight’n Knight shirts and nice jeans to school.

 

Secondary

Finals Schedule: Please see the school website for the secondary finals schedule.

 

Boarding Opportunity: The following student has been accepted to Logos and is looking for a boarding situation for 2014-15. It is not uncommon for international students to pay upwards of $9,000 per nine months for room and board. A number of local families are charging ~$6,000 for the school year which is comparatively a good deal.

 

Edison Li, 10th Grade

“Hi my name is Edison Li. I am from China. I will go to 10th grade of Logos school to learn. I grew up with my mother and father. I usually help my mom do housework and I’m willing to do some housework with you. I think my English is not very good, but I’m outgoing and I am looking forward to practicing my English with your family, and I think my English will improve quickly. I like playing basketball and I like watching NBA games; OKC is my favorite team. I like to eat potato and vegetables. I think bread is also nice. I’m looking for a family who would welcome me as part of their family.” If you are interested in hosting Edison, please contact: Glen Galindo 509-432-1921 gggalindo@migrantstudents.org

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #33

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #33

 

General

Summer Camps: The 2014 Summer Camp brochures can be found on the school website under Life at Logos.

 

Ball: This Friday evening the seniors will be hosting the last ball of the year. Elementary students are welcome from 6-8 PM and secondary from 8-10 PM. Ball attire:

Gentlemen: dress shirt, slacks, tie, and clean athletic shoes.

Ladies: knee length dress or skirt with modest neckline and clean athletic shoes. No strapless tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps.

 

Elementary

SATs: The 1st-6th graders will be taking the Stanford Achievement Tests this week. Please avoid scheduling appointments if at all possible.

 

Additional Preschool Opening: Both preschool classes are full for next year and we are continuing to receive applications from interested families. At this point it looks likely that we will be opening up an afternoon M/W/F preschool class. If you are interested in applying for this teaching position, please send me a resume.

 

Elementary Classrooms: As we work on maintaining continuity between our double classes, it has become clear that the closer the rooms are to each other, the easier it is for teachers and students to work together. Toward this end, next year, both 4th grade classes will be next to each other in the portables, and both 3rd grade classes will be side by side in the main building. We are excited to be able to make this structural change to enhance the quality of our double classes.

 

Elementary Class Selection: Please stay tuned for details on how to provide input regarding which class your child will be in next year. Mr. Garfield will be sending out details soon.

 

Secondary

Finals Schedule: Please see the school website for the secondary finals schedule.

 

Valedictorian and Salutatorian: We are pleased to announce that Stuart Evans and Trevor Morse have been selected to represent our senior class at commencement as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Congratulations, gentlemen!

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #32

 

General

Summer Camps: The 2014 Summer Camp brochures can be found on the school website under Life at Logos.

 

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family, friends, and prospective families this Friday, May 2nd.  The morning will open with a continental breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  See the attached schedule of events.

 

The Music Man: Auditions for the 2014 Logos Varsity Drama production “The Music Man” are this Saturday, May 3, from 9:00am to 2:00pm in the auditorium. See Mr. Garfield for details.

 

 

Elementary

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

 

 

Secondary

Finals Schedule: Please see the attachment for the secondary finals schedule.

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

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

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

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

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #27

 

General

The Logos Spring Ball is this Friday, March 28 (hosted by the 8th grade class) Elementary dancing starts at 6pm and lasts until 7:15. There will be a short dance practice for everyone from 7:15-7:45. The secondary Grand March starts at 7:45 and we’ll dance until 10pm.  $5 per individual or a maximum rate of $25 per family. Ball Dress Code:

  • Gents: Dress shirts, ties & slacks.
  • Ladies: Knee-length dresses or skirts; No strapless tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps; Modest neckline
  • Shoes: Clean athletic shoes on the floor only. No dress shoes or high heels.

 

Elementary

Mrs. Merkle’s Kindergarten Conferences: Mrs. Merkle is in Spokane taking care of her mom who is in the hospital. Since she is out of town, we will need to postpone parent/teacher conferences for her class until next week. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. All other elementary conferences will take place as scheduled.

 

Secondary

11th Grade MBA in  a Day: 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

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #26

 

General

Teacher Workday: This Friday is a teacher work day. Teachers will be wrapping up the 3rd quarter and preparing to finish strong. Students are not required to wear their dress uniform this Thursday.

 

NBC Basketball Camps: A few families have asked about summer camps for their kids. NBC is a fine Christian organization that has been running camps for years, and I highly recommend them. For more information see http://www.nbccamps.com/basketball/camps/whitworth-university1/

 

Elementary

Classroom Play: This Thursday morning Mrs. Merkle’s kindergarten class will be on stage! Both 4th grade classes will open with a recitation at 8:35. All are welcome to attend!

 

Secondary

Girls Twill Blazer: A nice blazer has been added to the secondary girl’s uniform choices. Our goal is to provide an attractive and affordable addition that can be worn in the classroom, especially during colder weather. It is reasonably priced and must be purchased at French Toast. This item does not take the place of the dress uniform vest on Fridays and it is not required.

 

11th Grade MBA in  a Day: 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

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #24

 

General

Dress Uniform: Due to the ACCS re-accreditation team visit, our dress uniform day will be Thursday this week. On Friday, students are welcome to wear their normal Thursday uniform.

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences (March 27&28):  Families with three or more students in the elementary should have received an email this week with details on how to sign up. If you fit this category, and have not received an email, please contact the front office. All other families will receive an opportunity to sign up next week.

 

Classroom Play: This Friday morning Mrs. Miller’s 1st grade class will be on stage! Mrs. Blum’s and Miss Courtney’s 2nd graders will open with a recitation at 8:35. All are welcome to attend!

 

Secondary

Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): The meet will take place Friday. Parents are welcome to attend the awards ceremony in the auditorium at 2:30.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #23

 

General

Skirts & Pants: As we head into spring, it’s obvious that many students are in the midst of a growth spurt. This is a great time to check and make sure that your daughter’s skirts still reach the knee and that her pants are not too tight.

 

Secondary

Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): The meet will take place February 28. More details are available on the school website.

 

Boys Basketball Heads to Districts: The boys begin their district tournament this Wednesday at 6:00 against Kendrick down at LCSC.

 

Spring Sports: High school lacrosse and track begin next week. Both teams have had preseason meetings, but see Mr. Carnahan if you need more details.

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #22

 

General

Presidents’ Weekend: Just a reminder that we are off this Friday and next Monday for Presidents’ Weekend. Enjoy the break!

 

Elementary

5th Grade Play: This Thursday morning Mr. Becker’s 5th grade class will be performing Gilgamesh and the Bull of Heaven. Mrs. Bradley’s 4th graders will open with a recitation at 8:35. All are welcome to attend!

 

Secondary

Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): The meet will take place February 28. More details are available on the school website.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #21

 

General

Logos Auction: The auction is this Friday at 6:00. Auction catalogues are now available in the front office.

Elementary

Hearing Tests: The Lions Foundation will be at Logos on Tuesday, February 11 to provide free hearing tests for our elementary students between 12:30-3:00. If you would like for your child to be tested, please send a note to Cindi in the front office. Preschool and Kindergarten students would need to come back to school at 12:30 for this.

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 6th.  Lists and rules are posted on the website under Life at Logos/Elementary/Elementary Spelling Bee.

Midterms: Elementary midterm progress reports will be coming home this Wednesday with your child. Please sign the bottom portion of the page and return by Friday.

Secondary

Secondary Grades: We are half way through the 3rd quarter and grades are current in Ren Web. This would be a good time to sit down with your secondary student and check on their progress.

Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): The meet will take place February 28. More details are available on the school website.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #21

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #19

 

General

Reenrollment: Current student reenrollment for 2014-15 is taking place at this time. Simply follow the instructions below to secure a spot for your child via RenWeb.

 

To Reenroll:  log onto RenWeb and go to “Family Information …. Enrollment / Reenrollment.” Please complete no later than January 31st.  It is for students currently enrolled at Logos who will be continuing here next year.  New students coming from current families must submit a new application.

 

Hearing Tests: The Lions Foundation will be at Logos on Tuesday, February 11 to provide free hearing tests for our elementary students between 12:30-3:00. If you would like for your child to be tested, please send a note to Cindi in the front office. Preschool and Kindergarten students would need to come back to school at 12:30 for this.

 

Logos Open House: Are you pleased with the education that your children are receiving at Logos? Do you know of other Christian families in the community who might be interested in our school? Please invite them to the Logos Open House this coming Thursday, January 23, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

 

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 6th.  Lists and rules are posted on the website under Life at Logos/Elementary/Elementary Spelling Bee.

 

 

Secondary

 CTP-4 Testing: Our 7th – 11th graders will be taking their annual standardized tests the week of January 20. Please avoid any absences if possible.

 

Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): The meet will take place February 28. More details are available on the school website.

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #18

General

Student Council Ball: There will be a student council ball for Logos families this Friday evening. Admission is $5 per person and $25 per family. Elementary students are welcome from 6:30-8:00 and secondary from 8:00-10:00. Parents are encouraged to come!

 

Attire for Men: dress shirts, ties, and slacks.

Attire for Ladies: knee length dresses/skirts, no strapless tops, halter tops or spaghetti straps (modest neckline).

Shoes: clean athletic shoes on the floor only. No dress shoes or high heels.

 

Reregistration: Current family reregistration takes place in January for the 2014-15 school year. Look for an email from the school soon.

 

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 6th.  Lists and rules are posted on the website under Life at Logos/Elementary/Elementary Spelling Bee.

 

 

Secondary

 CTP-4 Testing: Our 7th – 11th graders will be taking their annual standardized tests the week of January 20. Please avoid any absences if possible. Part-time students do not take these tests.

 

Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): The meet will take place February 28. More details are available on the school website.

 

 

Secondary Student Surveys

We have our secondary students evaluate each class they take twice a year. Here are a few things that students had to say about Mr. Struble this semester:

 

-“I think it’s really cool how Mr. Struble knows everything.”

-“I love science. The reviews are super helpful.”

-“Lessons are fun, but hard—thank you.”

-“He is the best teacher I have ever had.”

-“Mr. Struble is an amazing teacher! You can tell he knows what he teaches. His BAT sheets and review packages really help with test reviews. He is very clear and easy to understand.”

-“I love this class! Excellent teaching, excellent material.”

-“Mr. Struble is my favorite.! He is clear and keeps things simple! He knows the material and teaches it well, making it easy to learn! Great class!”

-“He is always happy when teaching. Mr. Struble is an awesome teacher!!!”

-“Mr. Struble Rocks!!!”

-“You are a genius! Thanks for making science interesting!”

-“Thank you!”

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #17

 

General

Home Basketball Game Tonight: The JV and Varsity boys will play tonight at 6:00 and 7:30 against Highland. All are welcome to attend the boys’ first league game of the year!

 

Elementary

Report Cards: Elementary report cards will come home this Wednesday with your children. Please sign and return the envelope, you may keep the card.

 

Secondary

Secondary Assembly: Tomorrow, January 7, we will have Carl Kerby here to speak to the secondary students at an assembly (electives are canceled). For information about this speaker visit: http://www.rforh.com/about/carl-kerby/ All are welcome to attend!

 

CTP 4 Tests (standardized testing): Testing will take place the week of January 20. Please avoid appointments during this week.

 

Tutoring: A Logos family is interested in hiring a 10th-12th grade girl to tutor a student in American Literature. Please see Mr. Whitling by Friday if you are interested.

 

Secondary Student Surveys

We have our secondary students evaluate each class they take twice a year. Here are a few things that students had to say about Mr. Euhus last semester:

 

-“He’s really patient and he makes sure that we understand the material.”

-“He is always willing to give up his time to help the students understand the material.”

-“He really knows the material and he likes to teach.”

-“He really cares for his students, (he) wants us to not only be good math students, but good people too.”

“He never seems to get frustrated with us. Calm, cool, and collected.”

-“He knows the Bible very well.”

-“He’s just a good teacher, it’s as simple as that. He keeps lectures fun and interesting with videos showing us what he’s talking about.”

-“Mr. Euhus really has a heart for evangelism. I am enjoying apologetics!”

-“Thank you!”

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #16

General
Fight’n Knight Day: This Friday students are welcome to wear their Logos t-shirts and nice jeans to celebrate Secondary Trivia Day and Alumni Day. Go Knights!

Elementary
3rd Grade Play: This Friday Mrs. Loyd’s class will be putting on a Christmas play. The show will open with a 5th grade Latin recitation at 8:35 AM. All are welcome to attend.

Elementary Basketball Clinics: Saturday Hoops for 1st-6th grade boys begins this Saturday! Registration forms are due this Thursday (attached). This is a busy time of year, and it is just fine if an athlete misses a Saturday or two. We are looking forward to a great time!

Secondary
Fall Finals Schedule: (attached)

Secondary Assembly: The day after Christmas Break, January 7, we will have Carl Kerby here to speak to the secondary students at an assembly. For information about this speaker visit: http://www.rforh.com/about/carl-kerby/ All are welcome to attend!

Secondary Student Surveys
We have our secondary students evaluate each class they take twice a year. Here are a few things that students had to say about Mrs. Courtney this semester:

-“She’s fun”
-“Very fun class.”
-“This is my favorite class!”
-“I love European history. I love the reviews.”
-“I love geography-love the food and presentations.”
-“I’m impressed most about her interest in countries, and (her) love about learning them is very contagious.”
-“Always seems like she’s happy, happy, happy! Still my favorite teacher!”
-“I like how Mrs. Courtney is so high power and excited about what we are doing. When I become a teacher, I want to be just like you.”
-“I love our teacher. I understand what she teaches and it’s not hard to learn. She has been a favorite teacher of mine since second grade.”
-“We sing and pray in every class, I love that.”
-“She is always happy when (it’s) stressful, and loves the Lord with all her heart.”
-“Thank you!”

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #15

General

Christmas Program: The Logos Christmas Program will take place in the gym this Friday, December 13 at 7:00 PM. All are invited to attend! The rehearsal will take place the same day at the following times: Secondary 1:30-2:30, Elementary (preschool-6th) 2:30-3:30 (this is a change from the original schedule). Elementary students will meet in the classrooms at 6:45 PM and secondary students in the auditorium at 6:30. Please bring preschoolers right to the gym at 6:45 PM. After they sing, the preschool-1st grade students will go to the back of the auditorium to meet and sit with their parents for the rest of the evening. Attire for performers…

 

Elementary: Logos dress uniform (young ladies may wear a special Christmas dress if desired, and young men are welcome to wear blazers).

 

Secondary: Logos dress uniform only. Blazers are welcome for young men.

 

Uniforms: This Friday is not a dress uniform day. Students will wear their normal uniforms on Friday so that their dress uniform is crisp and clean for the Christmas program that evening.

 

Elementary

Elementary Boys Basketball Clinics: All Logos 1st through 6th grade boys are cordially invited to participate in a series of basketball clinics that will focus on the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, and defense. All clinics will take place on Saturdays from 9 – 11 AM in the Logos gym and will be coached and directed by Jed Whitling and current Logos High School basketball players on the following dates: Dec. 21, 28 & Jan. 4, 11, 18. The cost is $20 for all five clinics. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning and to get ready for the upcoming Moscow Parks and Recreation season. Brochures will come home this week.

 

 

Secondary

Fall Finals Schedule: Final exams will take place next week. See the attached schedule to start planning ahead.

 

Grades: We are two weeks out from the end of the semester. This might be a good time to sit down with your secondary student and look at their grades on RenWeb. All grades are current.

 

Trivia Day: Next Friday after finals we will have a pizza party.  Guys, please bring six “individual” drinks – cans of pop, bottles of water, or Gatorade. (No two liter bottles please).  Ladies, please bring something for dessert.

 

 

Secondary Student Surveys

We have our secondary students evaluate each class they take twice a year. Here are a few things that students had to say about Miss Dow this semester:

 

-“She is always ready and cheerful to help. I really enjoy her enthusiasm. I love those stickers too.”

-“Miss Dow was made to be a teacher.”

-“She knows her rhetoric and loves teaching it.”

-“She is an amazing teacher! I love her class!”

-“She makes what could’ve been a somewhat boring class into one of my favorites. She’s also really helpful in admonishing our delivery for declamations.”

-“She is very passionate about Latin.”

-“She makes the class really enjoyable because of her witty and funny remarks.”

-“She somehow manages to be cheerful, every morning.”

-“Miss Dow is awesome!”

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #14

 

General

Home Basketball Games: This Tuesday and Friday will be Fight’n Knight Days! Wear your Logos t-shirts and nice jeans to school and then come out and cheer for the high school girls and boys as they play their first home basketball games of the season. The first 50 fans in the door wearing their Fight’n Knight gear will receive a free hot dog!

 

Elementary

Kindergarten Play: This Friday Mrs. Sawyer’s kindergarten class will be performing a Christmas play. The show will open at 8:35 AM with a recitation by Mrs. Miller’s 1st grade. All are welcome.

 

Front Parking Lot: Please do not leave your cars unattended in the lanes out front. If you need to come in to drop off or pick up your student, find a parking spot and come right in. If you are doing a quick drop off or pick up, and you will be staying in your car, feel free to use the right lane out front. Thank you!

 

Secondary

Fall Finals Schedule: Final exams will take place the week before Christmas break. See the attached schedule to start planning ahead.

Boarding Opportunity: The following student has been accepted to Logos and is looking for a boarding situation from January 1 – May 30. The “going rate” for a stay of this duration is around $3000.

Kelvin Zhao (Auditing 8th Grade-Limited English)

Hi, my name is TianYu Zhao (or Kelvin Zhao). I’m from China, and I will be auditing classes at Logos School beginning on January 7. I am 16 years old and am looking for a place to stay. I don’t have any allergies and I’m not picky about food. If you are interested in having me as a boarder please contact my sister, Chenchen, at fanchenwawj@gmail.com

Secondary Student Surveys

We have our secondary students evaluate each class they take twice a year. Here are a few things that students had to say about Mr. Nance this semester:

 

-“He’s very knowledgeable and always willing to help with questions.”

-“Mr. Nance is always very gracious and patient. He loves helping the students understand the material.”

-“He knows everything and he’s really funny.”

-“This class is hard, but fun and informative.”

-‘Mr. Nance is the physical manifestation of total awesomeness!”

-“I can’t believe he spends over 12 hours grading our forensic oratory posters. That’s really impressive.”

-“The thing that impresses me the most about Mr. Nance is good character, sense of humor, Christian life and how he gave up a great career at Boeing to become a teacher. Thank you for your sacrifice!”

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – Thanksgiving

 

General

Home Basketball Games: Next Tuesday and Friday will be Fight’n Knight Days! Wear your Logos t-shirts and nice jeans to school and then come out and cheer for the high school girls and boys as they play their first home basketball games of the season. The first 50 fans in the door wearing their Fight’n Knight gear will receive a free hot dog!

 

Elementary

Homework-0-Meter Results: Homework surveys are in, and we’ve crunched the numbers below.  The formula we use to calculate averages is the total number of minutes, divided by the number of surveys returned, divided by 5 (assuming Mon-Fri). Parents, thank you for taking the time to complete the surveys!

 

Actual Numbers:                                                       Guidelines:

1(McIvor)=14 min.     1(Miller)=16 min.                    15 min.

2(Kimmell)=15 min.    2(Blum/Ctny)=20 min.            30 min.

3(Loyd)=13 min.         3(Akin)=21 min.                     45 min.

4(Jones)=28 min          4(Bradley)=26 min.                 45 min.

5(Kohl)=30 min.         5(Becker)=29 min.                  45 min.

6th=65 min.                                                                 60 min.

 

Secondary

Blue vs. White Scrimmage: This Tuesday evening, November 26, there is a varsity boys basketball scrimmage open to all friends and family. This is a great opportunity to see the team before we begin league play after Thanksgiving break. Tipoff is at 7:30 PM.

 

Fall Finals Schedule: Final exams will take place the week before Christmas break. See the attached schedule to start planning ahead.

Boarding Opportunity: The following student has been accepted to Logos and is looking for a boarding situation from January 1 – May 30. The “going rate” for a stay of this duration is around $3000.

Kelvin Zhao (Auditing 8th Grade-Limited English)

Hi, my name is TianYu Zhao (or Kelvin Zhao). I’m from China, and I will be auditing classes at Logos School beginning on January 7. I am 16 years old and am looking for a place to stay. I don’t have any allergies and I’m not picky about food. If you are interested in having me as a boarder please contact my sister, Chenchen, at fanchenwawj@gmail.com

Tattling vs. Reporting

In the past I’ve been asked what the school’s position was on tattling vs. reporting. On this topic, and all others, the primary watershed is love.  A student who tells the authorities about a violation because he loves his brother (reporting) is on a completely different side of the mountain from one who tells in order to delight in the trouble that his brother will get in (tattling).

 

Elementary teachers have discussed the following guidelines with their students. Feel free to follow up at home.

 

Serious Situation (fighting, cheating, disrespect toward parents, foul language, etc.):

How to Respond: Students should confront the person and report the situation humbly: “Either you can tell Mr. Kohl or I will.” There are some situations in which a student should skip the confronting part and simply report what has happened.

Minor Situation (cutting in line, eating rudely at lunch, talking in line, his arm is on my desk, etc.):

How to Respond: The first couple times that it happens, students should let love cover a multitude of sins. If this becomes a pattern (3+ times), students should confront the individual “Please stop putting your arm on my desk.” If the individual doesn’t stop, they should report the situation to their teacher who will take care of it.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #13

 

General

Thanksgiving Vacation: Please note that we have the entire week of Thanksgiving off. Enjoy the time with your family.

 

Christmas Program: The program will take place December 13, the Friday before the last week of school. It will feature the Preschool through 11th grade students. More details about this special event will be coming as we get closer.

 

Elementary

Midterms: Elementary midterms will come home this Wednesday.  Please sign the bottom portion of the sheet and return it with your child by Friday.

 

Secondary

Midterms: All secondary grades are current in RenWeb. Please log in and see the details. There are three more weeks of school after Thanksgiving.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #12

 

General

Christmas Program: Our tradition has been to hold the Christmas program the Thursday before Christmas break. We have heard from a number of families that this is an incredibly busy time, especially for secondary students who are in the midst of final exams. In order to relieve some of this pressure, the program will take place December 13, the Friday before the last week of school. It will feature the Preschool through 11th grade students. More details about this special event will be coming as we get closer.

 

Elementary

Homework-o-Meter: Please remember to fill these out over the course of the week and return them to the classroom teachers on November 15.  This helps us gauge the amount of homework our elementary students are doing each night.

 

Winter Clothes: Be sure to send your children to school with warm clothes.  We will have recess outside unless it is raining hard or below 20 degrees.  This may be a good time to make sure that winter clothing is labeled – just in case!

 

Secondary

Secondary Student Surveys: Next week we will be asking the secondary students to complete a brief survey for each class that they are enrolled in. This survey is designed to communicate the students’ perceptions of the secondary program, to the secondary faculty and administrators. We value the students’ opinion, and our goal is to improve each year. This would be a great time to sit down with your child and discuss each class with him/her. Secondary parents are also welcome to provide input at this time. Simply print out the attached Secondary Student Survey and turn it in to Mr. Whitling’s box in the front office this Friday.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #11

 

General

OPENING TONIGHT: Logos Varsity Drama presents: “Jeeves In the Springtime“, on the Logos Gym stage, Wednesday – Saturday, Nov. 6-9. Curtain is at 7:00 each night. This is a delightful P.G. Wodehouse comedy featuring Bertie and Jeeves, Madeline Bassett and Gussie Finknottle, among the many unique characters. Tickets are available for pre-show purchase at the Logos School front office, or can be purchased at the door. Adults – $10, Seniors (65+) – $8, Students – $5, Family pass (4 or more) – $30.

 

Elementary

Interschool Speech Meet: If your child has qualified and is going on to the interschool speech meet, please remember to meet in the front parking lot at 8:55 AM this Friday. I will have information packets for chaperones including maps to The Oaks.

 

Secondary

Extracurricular Activities and Schoolwork: There are lots of great activities going on in the secondary (drama, junior high boys basketball, high school boys and girls basketball tryouts coming, planning for Mock Trial, Knowledge Bowl, etc.).  At Logos, schoolwork comes first.  This means that students who participate in extracurricular activities will be held to the same standard as everyone else.  Students should look ahead, plan ahead, and redeem the time during busy seasons.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #10

 

General

Fight’n Knight Day: This Friday students are welcome to wear their Logos t-shirts and nice jeans to cheer on our cross country team as they head to the state competition. Go Knights!

 

Elementary

Promotion Policy: Now that the first quarter report cards are out, I thought it would be helpful to include a reminder about the elementary promotion policy. This is especially important if your child earned an “F” in any subject. Please see the attachment for details. Don’t hesitate to call with any questions or clarifications.

 

Secondary

Renweb is Open: Secondary grades are available “on demand” for the duration of the school year. Feel free to check the website at any point to see how your child is doing in each class. Updated information on attendance, dress code, and discipline is also visible for your secondary student.

 

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: This Friday, November 1 is the speech meet.  There will be an awards assembly in which some of the superior speeches will be delivered at 2:30 in the auditorium.  All are welcome to attend.

 

LAX Update: We are pleased to announce that we will have a high school lacrosse team this year. After a preseason meeting and some follow up with players and parents, we have 15 guys committed to coming out and fielding a team in the North Idaho Lacrosse League in March. Go Knights!

 

Study Tip

Report cards came out last week. Many of us have busy enough schedules to think that if we actually looked over the card and made it to the right elementary conference at the right time, we had a successful week. Now is a good time, if you haven’t already, to sit down with each of your children and discuss their progress. Go over the report card together and talk about the feedback that you received from their teacher. Set a few simple goals that you will be able to remember and hold them accountable for when progress reports come home in November.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #9

 

Elementary

Speech Meet: Wednesday, October 23.  Parents are welcome to attend.  No camcorders or younger siblings please. See the class HAS for time and location.

 

Report Cards: Elementary Report Cards will come home with your students this Wednesday afternoon.

 

Coats: Please send your child dressed for the weather.  Students will go out to recess unless it is in the low teens or very wet.

 

PE Testing: The 1st-6th graders have started in on their 2nd quarter physical fitness testing this week. Please see the attachment for details on events, requirements, and school records.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 24 & 25): Almost all of the scheduling is complete. If you have not scheduled yet, please visit this site to do so: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Logos

 

 

Secondary

Report Cards: Secondary Report Cards will come home with your students this Thursday afternoon.

 

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: Next Friday, November 1 is the speech meet.  There will be an awards assembly in which some of the superior speeches will be delivered at 2:30 in the auditorium.  All are welcome to attend.

 

Study Tip for the Week

From this point on, the speech meet judges will not have a copy of each student’s selection in front of them.  If your child misses a word or even a whole line from his selection, the best thing to do is – smile and keep on reciting.  If the student continues on confidently after a mistake, there’s a good chance that no one else will even notice.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #8

 

General

Preschool: Next year’s M/W/F Preschool class is already full and there are only 4 seats left in the T/Th class. If you would like to have a child in preschool next year, please apply soon.

 

This Week: This week is the last week in the first quarter.  Encourage your child to finish strong!  Friday, October 18, is a teacher work day (no school for students and the front office will be closed).  Teachers will be wrapping up the first quarter (grades and report cards) and preparing for the second quarter. There will be no dress uniform day this week.

 

Elementary

5th Grade Play (Thursday): Mr. Kohl’s class will be performing Perseus and Medusa’s Head this Thursday morning in the auditorium. The show will start with a short recitation by Mrs. Akin’s 3rd grade at 8:35 AM.

 

Speech Meet: Selections will be performed for a grade on Thursday, October 17.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 24 & 25): Almost all of the scheduling is complete. A reminder email will be sent out the Monday before conferences. If you have not scheduled yet, please visit this site to do so: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Logos

 

 

Secondary

JV Play: JV Drama will present “Curse you Jack Dalton!” this Thursday and Friday at 7:00 PM, and Saturday at 3 PM in the auditorium. Come and enjoy this old fashioned melodrama by Wilbur Braun. Adults $6.00, Students $4.00, Family $20

 

 

Study Tip for the Week

Plan ahead.  Sit down with your child on Saturday and read over the HAS (elementary) or the Weekly Test Schedule (secondary) together.  Talk about the tests and assignments with your child so that he is prepared before the week begins.  A few minutes of discussion and study Saturday morning can help take the pressure off in the middle of the week when the circus is in full swing.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #7

Elementary

Speech Meet: Selections are to be memorized by Friday, October 11.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 24 & 25): Almost all of the scheduling is complete. A reminder email will be sent out the Monday before conferences. If you have not scheduled yet, please visit this site to do so: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Logos

 

 

Secondary

PSAT: The 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT next Wednesday morning in the gym.

Honors Classes: Honors class fees ($25 per class) are due tomorrow. Please make a check out to Logos School and turn it in to your honors teacher.

 

Elementary Romance

Each year I make a point of speaking to the 2nd – 6th grade students about a fascinating and sometimes delicate oxymoron-elementary romance.  I am very pleased to say that this has not been an issue that Logos elementary students have struggled with in recent memory nor do I have grave concerns this year.  My primary goal is that we maintain a positive school culture in which students do not feel pressure to “grow up” too fast in this area.  Over the past week I’ve stopped in for this year’s installment, and I thought it would be good for you all to know what I had to say to the students and what my expectations are in this area.  First of all, the school policy for the elementary and secondary reads, “Public displays of affection are not permitted at school or school activities.”  My interpretation of a public display of affection is very narrow.  Any singling out of a person of the opposite sex, and anything that you could do to earn yourself the title of “an item” fall into this category.  The discussion with the 2nd – 6th graders usually begins with me asking how old they are, and then following up by asking how old they think they will be when they get married.  After clarifying, for the sake of the boys, that most people do not wait until they are 37 to marry, we move on to the application.  The short form is that these students are a lifetime or more away from getting married, and any preliminary negotiations are absolutely inappropriate in the elementary.  I am strongly against silly talk about who likes whom, and I am thoroughly opposed to premature pairing up (in the elementary and secondary).  There is far too much fun and hard work for us to keep ourselves occupied with to give attention to cheap soap operas.  Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #6

General

Sub List: Parents do the majority of our substitute teaching throughout the year. Compensation comes in the form of decreased tuition for the following school year. If you are interested in being on our sub list, please come by the front office and fill out a short application.

 

Polos: Just a note of clarification on polo colors. They may be navy or white. Light blue is only allowed in a blouse or button down.

 

Elementary

Speech Meet: Selections are to be memorized by Friday, October 11.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 24 & 25): This year we will be scheduling conferences online again. Families with three or more students in the elementary will receive an email this week with details on how to sign up. If you fit this category, and don’t receive an email by Thursday, please contact the front office. All other families will receive an opportunity to sign up next week.

 

Class Play: This Friday Mrs. Jones’s 4th graders will be performing a play in the auditorium.  We will begin at 8:35 AM with a short recitation by the Logos Recitations class. All are welcome to attend.

 

Secondary

Speech Meet: Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are due October 2.

 

 

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #5

 

General

Sub List: Parents do the majority of our substitute teaching throughout the year. Compensation comes in the form of decreased tuition for the following school year. If you are interested in being on our sub list, please come by the front office and fill out a short application.

 

Elementary

Speech Meet: Selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 11.

 

Midterms: Elementary midterms will come home with your children on Wednesday. Please sign the bottom and return by Friday.

 

Secondary

Speech Meet: Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are due October 2.

 

Midterms: Secondary midterm progress will be communicated through Renweb this week. Look for an email on Thursday explaining how to find detailed information about each class.

 

Honors Classes: The following honors classes will be offered for the first semester: 9th Grade Church History, 9th Grade European History, 11th Grade Chemistry, 11th Grade Classical History, 12th Grade Physics, and 12th Grade British Literature.  Invitations will be coming home to all students who have earned a 94% or higher in these classes by midterm. Further details about our honors classes are included on the invitation.

 

Study Tip for the Week

One helpful way to teach your kids not to procrastinate is to ingrain in them the need to study at least Two Days Out.  Two Days Out means studying for Friday’s test on Wednesday and Thursday instead of simply the night before.  Studying for predictable subjects like spelling and Latin should be spread over the course of the entire week, but for other quizzes and small tests, especially in the secondary, Two Days Out helps form a pattern of planned investment rather than last minute gambling.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #4

 

General

Individual Pictures: Individual pictures will be taken this Tuesday morning. Families may choose between having their child wear his or her uniform or dressing up in a special outfit of your choice. Modesty standards still apply. This is not a day to dress down.

 

Class Pictures: Class pictures will take place this Friday in the gym. Students should wear their dress uniforms as usual on Friday.

 

Elementary

Speech Meet: Selections are due September 16. Selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 11.

 

Class Play: This Friday the 6th graders will be performing the first classroom play of the year. We will begin at 8:35 AM with a short recitation by Mrs. Loyd’s 3rd grade class. All are welcome to attend.

 

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts:  4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies.  Tryouts will take place Wednesday, September 18 @ 12:00 in the lunch room.  Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. See Mr. Whitling for a copy of the two songs.

 

Secondary

Secondary Back to School Night – Rescheduled – : Back to School Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 17 from 7:00-9:00 PM due to conflicts with the fair. On that evening we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day.  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Come and learn apologetics from Mr. Euhus, Classical Literature from Mrs. Merkle, Logic from Mr. Nance, and PE from Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Whitling as we help provide a fuller picture of what your secondary student receives each day.

 

Speech Meet: Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are due October 2.

 

Honors Classes: The following honors classes will be offered for the first semester: 9th Grade Church History, 9th Grade European History, 11th Grade Chemistry, 11th Grade Classical History, 12th Grade Physics, and 12th Grade British Literature.  Invitations will be coming home to all students who have earned a 94% or higher in these classes by midterm. Further details about our honors classes are included on the invitation.

 

Study Tip for the Week

Encourage your children (1st-9th grade) to begin memorizing their speech meet parts early.  The dinner table is a great place to practice.  Start by having each child read through his selection, beginning and ending with the title and author.  The next night have them recite as much as they can, reading the remainder that has not been memorized yet.  By the time the speech meet comes around, the whole family will be ready to hit the stage and perform!

 

 

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #3

 

 

General

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home

Colds: Please keep your child at home if he has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his ability to perform in school (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy).

Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): Follow your doctor’s advice for returning to school.

Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and / or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.

Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees.  The child can return to school after he has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

 

Elementary

Speech Meet: Speech Meet information packets will be coming home with your students this week. Selections are due September 16.

 

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts:  4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies.  Tryouts will take place Wednesday, September 18 @ 12:00 in the lunch room.  Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. See Mr. Whitling for a copy of the two songs.

 

2012-13 SAT Results: SAT results from last year will be coming home this Thursday with your child. Please take a minute to read over the cover letter and individual student scores.

 

Secondary

Secondary Back to School Night – Rescheduled – : Back to School Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 17 from 7:00-9:00 PM due to conflicts with the fair. On that evening we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day.  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Come and learn apologetics from Mr. Euhus, Classical Literature from Mrs. Merkle, Logic from Mr. Nance, and PE from Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Whitling as we help provide a fuller picture of what your secondary student receives each day.

 

 

Study Tip for the Week

Busy dads need to have a system for staying in touch with how their kids are doing in school.  Don’t wait for the midterm progress report to come home and tell you how things are going.  Require your child to drop off all graded and returned school work at your spot at the dinner table right when he gets home (or some other convenient spot).  Before dinner you can look through the pile to check progress.  This will also give you the information required to ask intelligent questions during dinner about the topics that are being covered in school.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #2

General

Enrollment for 2014-15: We are currently accepting applications for new students to Logos for the 2014-2015 school year (current students will re-register in the spring).  If you would like to add your child to the new student enrollment pool, applications can be found at http://logosschool.com/admissions/application/.

 

Friday Attire: This Friday we will begin our normal pattern of wearing our dress uniforms.  Sometimes it is tempting to want to slide into the weekend both mentally and physically.  By dressing up we want to remind ourselves and each other to finish strong.

 

Game Day Shirts: The first home volleyball games for our high school girls will take place next Tuesday, September 10.  Elementary and secondary students are allowed to wear their Logos Game Day Shirts (this year’s or a previous year’s) and nice jeans (no rips, stains, etc…) or the regular school uniform.  The goal is to have students and parents stay in their Game Day Shirts when they come to cheer for the volleyball girls. The first 50 people wearing a Game Day Shirt into the gym get a free hot dog. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt for yourself, an elementary student, or a younger sibling, please see the front office.

 

Elementary

Double Class Unity: One main focus in the elementary this year is creating and maintaining unity between our double classes. The teachers are self-consciously working together to make sure that classroom standards are very similar, and they are also looking for ways to ensure that students in both classes have regular contact with each other. For example, in third grade, both Mrs. Akin’s and Mrs. Loyd’s classes have the following regular contact: All recesses together (45 minutes/day), All PE classes together (1 hour/week), Lunch together, boys on one table, girls on another (1 day/week), Field trips scheduled together (stay tuned for the first one in September). Our goal in this is to provide intentional contact between the classes so that students in both know and enjoy each other’s company while benefiting from small class sizes and consistent academic standards.

 

Elementary Back to School Night: Please save Friday, September 6 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on your calendar.  Back to School Night is a time to meet your child’s teacher and find out more about the school and class.  This event is for parents only, please.

 

Speech Meet: Speech Meet information packets will be coming home with your students this week. Selections are due September 16.

 

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts:  4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies.  Tryouts will take place Wednesday, September 18 @ 12:00 in the lunch room.  Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. See Mr. Whitling for a copy of the two songs.

 

Secondary

Secondary Back to School Night – Rescheduled – : Back to School Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 17 from 7:00-9:00 PM due to conflicts with the fair. On that evening we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day.  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Come and learn apologetics from Mr. Euhus, Classical Literature from Mrs. Merkle, Logic from Mr. Nance, and PE from Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Whitling as we help provide a fuller picture of what your secondary student receives each day.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #1

 

General

Enrollment for 2014-15: We are currently accepting applications for new students to Logos for the 2014-2015 school year (current students will re-register in the spring).  If you would like to add your child to the new student enrollment pool, applications can be found at http://logosschool.com/admissions/application/.

.

Elementary

Elementary Back to School Night: Please save Friday, September 6 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on your calendar.  Back to School Night is a time to meet your child’s teacher and find out more about the school and class.

 

Secondary

Secondary Back to School Night: On Friday, September 13 from 7:00-9:00 PM we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day.  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Come and learn apologetics from Mr. Euhus, Classical Literature from Mrs. Merkle, Logic from Mr. Nance, and PE from Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Whitling as we help provide a fuller picture of what your secondary student receives each day.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – Summer #7

 

General

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Many of the registration tasks that are normally required at the start of the year have been taken care of through Renweb. We simply ask that you stop by the front office sometime between 8 AM – 4 PM this Monday through Wednesday to sign a liability waiver and emergency form.

 

Dress Uniform: The first day of school will be a dress uniform day (see the school website for details).  Students will not need to wear their dress uniforms on Friday of the first week. Elementary students will wear their regular uniforms and secondary students will be in Field Day attire (more information coming).  Uniform days will occur only once a week due to laundering considerations.

 

Elementary

New Elementary Family Orientation: For those parents who are new to the elementary or others who would like a refresher regarding “Life at Logos Elementary School”, you are cordially invited to our New Elementary Family Orientation.  It will take place Friday, August 23 at 3:00 PM in the auditorium. Students and parents are welcome to attend.

 

Elementary Welcome Assembly: August 26 from 9:00-9:30 AM in the auditorium.  Parents are welcome to attend.

 

Secondary

International Student Orientation: I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Paula Jones will serve as our International Student Director this year. She will be conducting an orientation for all international students on Friday, August 23 from 12:00-1:00 in the auditorium. Families who are hosting an international student are encouraged to come to this orientation as well.

 

New Secondary Student Orientation: All 7th graders and other new secondary students and their parents are welcome to come Friday, August 23 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  This is a time to learn about life at Logos and get set for the new school year.

 

Secondary Welcome Assembly: August 27 from 8:25-9:15 AM in the auditorium.  Parents are welcome to attend. Since this will be Tuesday morning during our normal elective time, the first day of secondary electives will be Thursday.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – Summer #6

General

2013-14 Information: Please check the school website for the updated school supply list, uniform guidelines, secondary fall schedule, etc…

Uniforms:  Mrs. Jenny Story has graciously volunteered to be the liaison between Logos and Lands’ End. Feel free to contact her if you have questions about which Lands’ End items fit the Logos uniform policy.

Elementary

New Elementary Family Orientation: For those parents who are new to the elementary or others who would like a refresher regarding “Life at Logos Elementary School”, you are cordially invited to our New Elementary Family Orientation.  It will take place Friday, August 23 at 3:00 PM in the auditorium. Students and parents are welcome to attend.

 

Secondary

International Student Orientation: I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Paula Jones will serve as our International Student Director this year. She will be conducting an orientation for all international students on Friday, August 23 from 12:00-1:00 in the auditorium. Families who are hosting an international student are encouraged to come to this orientation as well.

 

New Secondary Student Orientation: All 7th graders and other new secondary students and their parents are welcome to come Friday, August 23 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  This is a time to learn about life at Logos and get set for the new school year.

 

Sports Physicals: If you have a 9th or 11th Grade student who is planning to participate in sports next year, he/she will need to have a physical before the season begins (especially time sensitive for volleyball and cross country). See the school webpage for the correct form to bring to your doctor.

Boarding Opportunities: The following students have been accepted to Logos and are looking for a boarding situation for 2013-14. It is not uncommon for international students to pay upwards of $9,000 per nine months for room and board. A number of local families are charging ~$6,000 for the school year which is comparatively a good deal.

Seonghun Park (11th Grade)

Hi, my name is Seonghun Park( or Eric Park ). I’m from South Korea, and I am currently a junior (18 years old) at Logos School. I am looking for a new place to stay for next year (I lived with the Shaw family). I really like sports, biking and swimming. Also, I am planning to getting a driver’s license and car next year. If you are interesting in having me as a boarder and enjoying an international experience. Please contact me at  qkrtjdgns963@naver.com or hjk8710@gmail.com !!! If you would like references, please contact Janna Shaw at 208-874-2562.

 

Michelle Kown (11th Grade)

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Michelle Kwon is looking for a good home. Michelle’s brother, Michael, graduated from Logos last year and is now attending New St. Andrews College. She has loved Jesus since she was a baby. She has been accepted to attend Logos as an 11th grader. She wants to learn good character because she knows it is very important to look to Jesus Christ’s personality. Michelle is fluent in English and has been homeschooled for 9 years. For more details, please contact her father at hyunmoyangcher@daum.net

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

 

 

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – Summer #5

 

General

2013-14 Information: Please check the school website for the updated school supply list, uniform guidelines, secondary fall schedule, etc…

Uniforms:  The 13-14 uniform guidelines are on the website. Lands’ End has made a Logos School shopping webpage if you are interested in checking it out. Our school plaid, with Lands’ End, is called Classic Navy/White Plaid. They did not initially have plaid skirts listed as an option for elementary girls, but they have changed that on their site now.

Elementary

Preschool: We currently have room in the Tuesday/Thursday Preschool class. Please help spread the word if you know of families who may be interested.

 

New Elementary Family Orientation: For those parents who are new to the elementary or others who would like a refresher regarding “Life at Logos Elementary School”, you are cordially invited to our New Elementary Family Orientation.  It will take place Friday, August 23 at 3:00 PM in the auditorium. Students and parents are welcome to attend.

 

Secondary

International Student Orientation: I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Paula Jones will serve as our International Student Director this year. She will be conducting an orientation for all international students on Friday, August 23 from 12:00-1:00 in the auditorium.

 

New Secondary Student Orientation: All 7th graders and other new secondary students and their parents are welcome to come Friday, August 23 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  This is a time to learn about life at Logos and get set for the new school year.

 

Sports Physicals: If you have a 9th or 11th Grade student who is planning to participate in sports next year, he/she will need to have a physical before the season begins (especially time sensitive for volleyball and cross country). See the school webpage for the correct form to bring to your doctor.

 

Senior Course Options: 12th Graders who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies and internships) should be thinking about their proposals. These are due on August 12 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the school webpage for details. There may be a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for more information.

Boarding Opportunity: The following students have been accepted to Logos and are looking for a boarding situation for 2013-14. It is not uncommon for international students to pay upwards of $9,000 per nine months for room and board. A number of local families are charging ~$6,000 for the school year which is comparatively a good deal.

Seonghun Park (11th Grade)

Hi, my name is Seonghun Park( or Eric Park ). I’m from South Korea, and I am currently a junior (18 years old) at Logos School. I am looking for a new place to stay for next year (I lived with the Shaw family). I really like sports, biking and swimming. Also, I am planning to getting a driver’s license and car next year. If you are interesting in having me as a boarder and enjoying an international experience. Please contact me at  qkrtjdgns963@naver.com or hjk8710@gmail.com !!! If you would like references, please contact Janna Shaw at 208-874-2562.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

 

 

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – Summer #4

General

Renweb: This summer we are making the transition to a new information system called Renweb. Mr. Loren Euhus has been overseeing the transition and we are excited about the possibilities for clear and easy communication between school and home. We are planning to roll out a number of features for our secondary students in particular in the first year. Stay tuned for details as we head toward the fall. Please accept my apologies for spamming many of you last week as we were figuring out the email function!

 

Elementary

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

 

Secondary

Sports Physicals: If you have a 9th or 11th Grade student who is planning to participate in sports next year, he/she will need to have a physical before the season begins (especially time sensitive for volleyball and cross country). See the school webpage for the correct form to bring to your doctor.

 

Senior Course Options: 12th Graders who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies and internships) should be thinking about their proposals. These are due on August 12 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the school webpage for details. There may be a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for more information.

Boarding Opportunities: The following students have been accepted to Logos and are looking for a boarding situation for 2013-14. It is not uncommon for international students to pay upwards of $9,000 per nine months for room and board. A number of local families are charging ~$6,000 for the school year which is comparatively a good deal.

Seonghun Park (11th Grade)

Hi, my name is Seonghun Park( or Eric Park ). I’m from South Korea, and I am currently a junior (18 years old) at Logos School. I am looking for a new place to stay for next year (I lived with the Shaw family). I really like sports, biking and swimming. Also, I am planning to getting a driver’s license and car next year. If you are interesting in having me as a boarder and enjoying an international experience. Please contact me at  qkrtjdgns963@naver.com or hjk8710@gmail.com !!! If you would like references, please contact Janna Shaw at 208-874-2562.

 

Chaeeon Kim (11th Grade)

I am a Korean 18 year-old girl student , who will attend Logos School as an 11th grader during 2013-2014 school year. I have attended Fox Public High school in Fox City, Oklahoma for almost 1 year as an Exchange Student so I have no difficulty understanding English and would like to major in fashion design or fine art in University. If you would be interested in hosting me please e-mail ( jym0506@hanmail.net ).

 

Chaeun Kim (11th Grade Boy)

I am  Korean 17 year-old boy student (Chaeeon’s brother), who will attend Logos School as the 11th grader during 2013-2014 school year. I have attended Traverse Preparatory Academy in Traverse city, Michigan  for almost 1 year as an Exchange Student so I have no difficulty understanding English. At this point I am looking for a host family. If there is anyone interested in hosting me please e-mail me (jym0506@hanmail.net ).

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – Summer #3

 

 

General

Summer Camps: There are still summer camps coming up over the next few weeks! See the school website for more information.

 

Renweb: This summer we are making the transition to a new information system called Renweb. Mr. Loren Euhus has been overseeing the transition and we are excited about the possibilities for clear and easy communication between school and home. We are planning to roll out a number of features for our secondary students in particular in the first year. Stay tuned for details as we head toward the fall.

 

Elementary

New Music Teacher: It is my pleasure to announce that Mrs. Sandy Belschner has been hired to teach our Preschool-1st grade music classes for this coming year. Mrs. Belschner has been teaching Schola Cantorum classes for the past three years and we are pleased to welcome her to our staff.

 

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

 

Secondary

New Teachers: Our secondary openings have been filled, and we are pleased to announce the following new hires:

 

Danae Larsen: Miss Larsen has been hired to teach Latin 7, Latin 8, and the Latin Tutor Elective. She is a graduate of Veritas School in Newberg, Oregon and she will be a senior at New St. Andrews College this fall.

 

Tracie Handel: Mrs. Handel has been volunteering at the school for many years, but this year she will be teaching our typing elective and she will serve as the secretary to the registrar.

 

Lizze Jeschke: Miss Jeschke has been hired to teach Classical History and Rhetoric II. She is a graduate of Logos School and she has been working as an intern for Mr. Nance and Mrs. Wilson over the past two years.

 

Dean Wullenwaber: Mr. Wullenwaber has been serving as a trial lawyer in Lewiston for many years. This fall he will be teaching an elective on macro-economics that is open to our juniors and seniors.

 

Please join us in thanking the Lord for these excellent additions to the secondary faculty.

 

Secondary Class Schedule: Please see the attachment for the secondary fall class schedule.

 

Sports Physicals: If you have a 9th or 11th Grade student who is planning to participate in sports next year, he/she will need to have a physical before the season begins (especially time sensitive for volleyball and cross country). See the school webpage for the correct form to bring to your doctor.

 

Senior Course Options: 12th Graders who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies and internships) should be thinking about their proposals. These are due on August 12 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the school webpage for details. There may be a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for more information.

Boarding Opportunities: The following students have been accepted to Logos and are looking for a boarding situation for 2013-14. It is not uncommon for international students to pay upwards of $9,000 per nine months for room and board. A number of local families are charging ~$6,000 for the school year which is comparatively a good deal.

Jennifer Ryu (9th Grade)

Hi, my name is Jennifer Ryu and I am 14 years old. I am attending Logos School as a full time student starting this fall. I was born in Korea and moved to the United States when I was in the first grade. I have lived in the states (Ithaca, New York and Fort Worth, Texas) with my family for 4 years before I moved back to Korea. I was born between Christian parents and have gone to church even before I was born. I am currently attending a Presbyterian church in Korea. I met Jesus Christ when I was in the 6th grade and I want to live for the glory of God. I am looking for a family who would welcome me to be a part of the family. I like to play musical instruments like the piano, flute and guitar. I also like to write songs and sing them. I like animals and like talking to people and like having company. Thank you for your attention and time. If you are interested in having me as a border please contact me at jhoon.ryu@gmail.com. Thank you.

Seonghun Park (11th Grade)

Hi, my name is Seonghun Park( or Eric Park ). I’m from South Korea, and I am currently a junior (18 years old) at Logos School. I am looking for a new place to stay for next year (I lived with the Shaw family). I really like sports, biking and swimming. Also, I am planning to getting a driver’s license and car next year. If you are interesting in having me as a boarder and enjoying an international experience. Please contact me at  qkrtjdgns963@naver.com or hjk8710@gmail.com !!! If you would like references, please contact Janna Shaw at 208-874-2562.

 

Myoungchul (12th Grade)

This is  Myoungchul  Jeong who is a 12th grader and has attended Logos School for two  years. I have  stayed at the Shaw’s for two years since I came to Moscow and they have given me so much love and care to and I cannot thank too much about that and will not forget their kindness, efforts and devoted sacrifices. They will not have boarders next year and so at this time I am looking for an affordable host family (host fee $500 per month). If there is anyone who is interested in hosting me please feel free to contact me at audcjf14@naver.com . I am looking forward to hearing good news.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

Logos Recitations

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce that Gail Erb has been hired as the new Logos Recitations director for the upcoming school year. Gail has many years of experience in classical Christian education at Rockbridge Academy in Maryland and Providence Classical Christian School in Washington as well as years of homeschooling her own children. Logos Recitations is a half day a week program that provides local homeschool families an opportunity to work together on group projects and activities in a classroom environment. Please see the attached document for a letter of introduction and more details from Gail.

Cheers,

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – Summer #2

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – Summer #2

 

General

Summer Camps: We are into the second week of summer camps! See the school website for more information.

 

Elementary

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

 

Secondary

Sports Physicals: If you have a 9th or 11th Grade student who is planning to participate in sports next year, he/she will need to have a physical before the season begins (especially time sensitive for volleyball and cross country). See the school webpage for the correct form to bring to your doctor.

 

Senior Course Options: 12th Graders who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies and internships) should be thinking about their proposals. These are due on August 12 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the school webpage for details. There may be a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for more information.

Boarding Opportunities: The following students have been accepted to Logos and are looking for a boarding situation for 2013-14. It is not uncommon for international students to pay upwards of $9,000 per nine months for room and board. A number of local families are charging ~$6,000 for the school year which is comparatively a good deal.

Jihoon Oh (9th Grade)

This is Jihoon Oh and I am a 15 year old boy.  I have been accepted to 9th grade at Logos School. I have been brought up  in  the Christian family and have attended Handong International School for 3 years in Pohang City,  Korea so I have no difficulty understanding English. At this time, I am looking for a host family for the 2013-2014 school year. I am looking forward to good news from host families. Please contact jym0506@hanmail.net for more information.

 

Jennifer Ryu (9th Grade)

Hi, my name is Jennifer Ryu and I am 14 years old. I am attending Logos School as a full time student starting this fall. I was born in Korea and moved to the United States when I was in the first grade. I have lived in the states (Ithaca, New York and Fort Worth, Texas) with my family for 4 years before I moved back to Korea. I was born between Christian parents and have gone to church even before I was born. I am currently attending a Presbyterian church in Korea. I met Jesus Christ when I was in the 6th grade and I want to live for the glory of God. I am looking for a family who would welcome me to be a part of the family. I like to play musical instruments like the piano, flute and guitar. I also like to write songs and sing them. I like animals and like talking to people and like having company. Thank you for your attention and time. If you are interested in having me as a border please contact me at jhoon.ryu@gmail.com. Thank you.

Seonghun Park (11th Grade)

Hi, my name is Seonghun Park( or Eric Park ). I’m from South Korea, and I am currently a junior (18 years old) at Logos School. I am looking for a new place to stay for next year (I lived with the Shaw family). I really like sports, biking and swimming. Also, I am planning to getting a driver’s license and car next year. If you are interesting in having me as a boarder and enjoying an international experience. Please contact me at  qkrtjdgns963@naver.com or hjk8710@gmail.com !!! If you would like references, please contact Janna Shaw at 208-874-2562.

 

Myoungchul (12th Grade)

This is  Myoungchul  Jeong who is a 12th grader and has attended Logos School for two  years. I have  stayed at the Shaw’s for two years since I came to Moscow and they have given me so much love and care to and I cannot thank too much about that and will not forget their kindness, efforts and devoted sacrifices. They will not have boarders next year and so at this time I am looking for an affordable host family (host fee $500 per month). If there is anyone who is interested in hosting me please feel free to contact me at audcjf14@naver.com . I am looking forward to hearing good news.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – Summer #1

 

General

Summer Camps: A few of the camps are starting to fill up! Camps start this week. See the school website for more information.

 

Basketball Car Wash: Has your car become dirty in these dusty summer days? Come get it washed by the Logos Boys Basketball Team at Jack in the Box this Saturday, June 15th, from 9-12:30! We are putting this on to raise funds for some new practice jerseys. Please contribute by donation.

 

Elementary

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

 

Secondary

Summer League Basketball: Practice starts Monday, June 3 from 8-10 PM.  See the school calendar on the website for more details.

 

Sports Physicals: If you have a 9th or 11th Grade student who is planning to participate in sports this year, he/she will need to have a physical before the season begins (especially time sensitive for volleyball and cross country). See the school webpage for the correct form to bring to your doctor.

 

Senior Course Options: 12th Graders who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies and internships) should be thinking about their proposals. These are due on August 12 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the school webpage for details. There may be a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for more information.

 

Boarding Opportunities:

Jennifer Ryu (9th Grade)

Hi, my name is Jennifer Ryu and I am 14 years old. I am attending Logos School as a full time student starting this fall. I was born in Korea and moved to the United States when I was in the first grade. I have lived in the states (Ithaca, New York and Fort Worth, Texas) with my family for 4 years before I moved back to Korea. I was born between Christian parents and have gone to church even before I was born. I am currently attending a Presbyterian church in Korea. I met Jesus Christ when I was in the 6th grade and I want to live for the glory of God. I am looking for a family who would welcome me to be a part of the family. I like to play musical instruments like the piano, flute and guitar. I also like to write songs and sing them. I like animals and like talking to people and like having company. Thank you for your attention and time. If you are interested in having me as a border please contact me at jhoon.ryu@gmail.com. Thank you.

Nayoon Lee (10th Grade)

This is Nayoon Lee. I  am  a 16  year old  girl student and good at  playing  the  flute  and piano. In Korea I am in 10th grade of high school. I am also a Christian. This fall semester I will attend Logos School in 10th grade. I am now  looking  for  a  suitable , affordable  and  Christian-centered and  oriented host family. I like vegetables and potatoes more than meat and have a little allergy to milk.  I will  pray to God so that  I could find a proper home sooner or later. Please contact me at jym0506@hanmail.net .

 

Seonghun Park (11th Grade)

Hi, my name is Seonghun Park( or Eric Park ). I’m from South Korea, and I am currently a junior (18 years old) at Logos School. I am looking for a new place to stay for next year (I lived with the Shaw family). I really like sports, biking and swimming. Also, I am planning to getting a driver’s license and car next year. If you are interesting in having me as a boarder and enjoying an international experience. Please contact me at  qkrtjdgns963@naver.com or hjk8710@gmail.com !!! If you would like references, please contact Janna Shaw at 208-874-2562.

 

Myoungchul (12th Grade)

This is  Myoungchul  Jeong who is a 12th grader and has attended Logos School for two  years. I have  stayed at the Shaw’s for two years since I came to Moscow and they have given me so much love and care to and I cannot thank too much about that and will not forget their kindness, efforts and devoted sacrifices. They will not have boarders next year and so at this time I am looking for an affordable host family (host fee $500 per month). If there is anyone who is interested in hosting me please feel free to contact me at audcjf14@naver.com . I am looking forward to hearing good news.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

Elementary Field Day-Cancelled Due to Rain

Have a great summer!

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #32

 

General

Summer Camps: A few of the camps are starting to fill up! See the school website for more information.

 

Upcoming Events:                

Secondary Final Exams                                  May 28-31

Kindergarten (Mrs. Merkle) Graduation         May 28 @ 8:30 AM

Kindergarten (Mrs. Sawyer) Graduation        May 29 @ 8:30 AM

Elementary Awards Assembly                       May 29 @ 9:30 AM

Field Day                                                        May 29 from 1-3 PM

Senior Assembly                                             May 31 from 1-1:30 PM

Graduation Practice (seniors only)                  May 31 from 2:30-3:30 PM

Secondary Awards Night                               May 31 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Graduation                                                      June 1 @ 3 PM at the U of I

 

(Parents are welcome to attend all of these events, except for the final exams!)

 

Elementary

Rosters: Rosters for double classes will be published this week. We are very thankful for how the new process of class selection is going and we are excited to share the news with our families soon.

 

Elementary Awards Ceremony: This Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 we will meet in the gym to distribute year-end awards to our 1st – 6th grade students. After the ceremony the students will return to their classrooms for a few minutes to receive their report cards and to say farewell. Students should wear their dress uniform for this event.

 

Elementary Field Day: Field Day is a parent drop-off and pick-up event.  Some families like to pack a picnic lunch and eat in the park and stay for the activities (races, tug-o-war, capture the flag, etc.). Play clothes are welcome! Rain cancels.

 

Secondary

Secondary Awards Night: Secondary Awards Night will take place May 31st at 7:00.  This is a time for secondary students and their families to come and participate as we acknowledge the good work that our students and staff have done.  The school dress uniform or nice church clothes are appropriate attire for this event.

 

Secondary Final Exam Schedule: (attached)

 

Summer League Basketball: Practice starts Monday, June 3 from 8-10 PM.  See the school calendar on the website for more details.

Boarding Opportunity: We are looking for a boarding opportunity for two Sutherland sisters. Alice will be moving up from New Mexico to be a junior at Logos in the fall. Lizbelle lives in Moscow, taking part-time classes at New Saint Andrews and teaching preschool at Moscow Day School. She is a member of Trinity Reformed Church and is currently sharing an apartment with other girls from church and college, but will be at NSA full-time in the fall and the girls would like to live together in a family situation. Alice visited Lizbelle in January and after spending a day at Logos the family felt that it would be a place where she could be challenged and grow. Alice enjoys running, reading, and cooking, and is looking forward to the academic rigour, getting to know the Palouse, and spending time with her sister.

If you think you might be interested in sharing your home with these girls, please email Lisa Sutherland at sutherlandlisajane@gmail.com, or contact Lizbelle directly atlizbelle92@hotmail.com, or call (outside weekday hours of 8-6) or text (208)669-2342. Lizbelle has previously boarded with the Erb family, and you can also contact the Burnetts for references.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #31

 

 

General

Logos Summer Camps: Summer camp registration is open. The first camp starts in three weeks! See website for details.

 

Elementary

Rosters: Rosters for double classes will be published next week. We are very thankful for how the new process of class selection is going and we are excited to share the news with our families soon.

 

Secondary

Finals Schedule: Next week our secondary students will be taking final exams. Please see the attachment for the secondary finals schedule.

Boarding Opportunity: We are looking for a boarding opportunity for two Sutherland sisters. Alice will be moving up from New Mexico to be a junior at Logos in the fall. Lizbelle lives in Moscow, taking part-time classes at New Saint Andrews and teaching preschool at Moscow Day School. She is a member of Trinity Reformed Church and is currently sharing an apartment with other girls from church and college, but will be at NSA full-time in the fall and the girls would like to live together in a family situation. Alice visited Lizbelle in January and after spending a day at Logos the family felt that it would be a place where she could be challenged and grow. Alice enjoys running, reading, and cooking, and is looking forward to the academic rigour, getting to know the Palouse, and spending time with her sister.

If you think you might be interested in sharing your home with these girls, please email Lisa Sutherland at sutherlandlisajane@gmail.com, or contact Lizbelle directly atlizbelle92@hotmail.com, or call (outside weekday hours of 8-6) or text (208)669-2342. Lizbelle has previously boarded with the Erb family, and you can also contact the Burnetts for references.

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #30

 

General

Logos Summer Camps: Summer camp registration is open. See website for details.

 

Caller for the Balls: We have been very thankful for the delightful time that students and parents have had at the school balls over the past few years. As we move forward and plan for next year, we are exploring the possibility of having someone who oversees and calls the balls. This person would be compensated by the school and the time commitment would be very reasonable, 3-4 balls per year. Please contact me if you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity.

 

Fight’n Knight Day on Wednesday: Please keep the high school track team in your prayers as they will be traveling to the state championships this Thursday. Students are welcome to wear their Logos T-Shirts and nice jeans on Wednesday.

 

Secondary

Finals Schedule: We are about 2 weeks out from final exams. Please see the attachment for the secondary finals schedule.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #29

 

General

Logos Summer Camps: Summer camp registration is open. See website for details.

 

Caller for the Balls: We have been very thankful for the delightful time that students and parents have had at the school balls over the past few years. As we move forward and plan for next year, we are exploring the possibility of having someone who oversees and calls the balls. This person would be compensated by the school and the time commitment would be very reasonable, 3-4 balls per year. Please contact me if you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity.

 

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

 

Secondary

Mock Trial: The team leaves for Indianapolis today to compete in the national championships. Please pray for safe travels and success.

 

Finals Schedule: We are about 3 weeks out from final exams. Please see the attachment for the secondary finals schedule.

 

Boarding Opportunity: We have a current Logos student who is looking for a boarding situation for next year. Please see her self-introduction below. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me for details.

Hi my name is Alicia Jeong. I am from Korea and  I am 18 years old and in the 11th grade full time student at Logos School.

I was raised by godly parents and I grew up with one older brother. When I was in Korea, I used to go to presbyterian Church but now here in Moscow, Idaho I go to Trinity Reformed church with the Schlects. I have met the Lord at the age of 15 and I have a good relationship with God. I just wanted to say God has blessed me in so many different ways especially  to me with Logos school and the Schlects. He directed my path to come to Logos School and has given me an incredibly good family to live with almost for 2 years. So I have been living with the Schlects since the beginning of my sophomore year in Logos School.

Unfortunately, they are not having any more boarders starting from next school year so I am looking for a family who would welcome me as a part of their family. Thank you for your time and if you are interested in having me as a boarder please contact me through my email. My email address is alisha5872@hotmail.com

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #28

General

Mock Trial: In preparation for the national competition, the mock trial team has a public scrimmage at the Latah County Courthouse at 7 pm on May 2 (This Thursday). All are encouraged to come out and support our mock trial team!

 

Logos Summer Camps: Summer camp registration is open. See website for details.

 

Caller for the Balls: We have been very thankful for the delightful time that students and parents have had at the school balls over the past few years. As we move forward and plan for next year, we are exploring the possibility of having someone who oversees and calls the balls. This person would be compensated by the school and the time commitment would be very reasonable, 3-4 balls per year. Please contact me if you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity.

 

Elementary

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families this Friday, May 3rd.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  See the attached schedule of events.

 

Secondary

Finals Schedule: We are about 4 weeks out from final exams. Please see the attachment for the secondary finals schedule.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #27

 

 

General

Mock Trial: In preparation for the national competition, the mock trial team has a public scrimmage at the Latah County Courthouse at 7 pm on May 2. All are encouraged to come out and support our mock trial team!

 

Logos Summer Camps: Summer camp registration is open. See website for details.

 

Fight’n Knight Day: This Thursday all elementary and secondary students are encouraged to wear their Fight’n Knight shirts and nice jeans to school. The secondary students will be conducting service projects that morning as part of Knights’ Fest.

 

Walking Tacos! Tomorrow there will be a hot lunch fundraiser put on by the high school boys basketball team. Bring $3 for world famous Walking-Tacos, Airheads, and apples. Don’t miss out on this first time offering at Logos School!

 

 

Elementary

SAT Testing: This week we will be administering Stanford Achievement Tests in grades 1-6 and the Metropolitan Readiness Test in Kindergarten.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time if at all possible as these are difficult to make up.

 

Secondary

Knights’ Fest: Tuesday through Friday of next week is Knights’ Fest for secondary students. Parents are welcome to attend. See website for details.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #26

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #26

 

General

Logos Summer Camps: Summer camp brochures will be coming home with the elementary students this week. There are also volleyball and basketball camps for junior high and high school students. See link for details.

 

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

Class Preferences: Class preference selections for K-5th grade are due this Friday.

 

Class Play: Mr. Kohl’s 5th grade class will be performing this Friday morning. The show will open with a recitation from Mrs. Bradley’s 4th grade class at 8:35. All are welcome.

 

SAT Testing: During the week of April 22 we will be administering Stanford Achievement Tests in grades 1-6 and the Metropolitan Readiness Test in Kindergarten.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time if at all possible as these are difficult to make up.

 

Secondary

Knights’ Fest: Tuesday through Friday of next week is Knights’ Fest for secondary students. Parents are welcome to attend. See link for details.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #25

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #25

 

General

Preschool: The M/W/F Class is currently full, and the T/TH Class only has a few seats available. If you have any preschool age children that you would like to register for 2013-14, now is the time!

 

Elementary

Class Preferences: The school board is working on software that will process class requests in the grades with double elementary classes for next year’s enrollment. An email will be sent home when that is ready.

 

Class Play: Mrs. Akin’s 3rd grade class will be performing this Friday morning. The show will open with a recitation from Miss Shaw’s 1st grade class at 8:35. All are welcome.

 

SAT Testing: During the week of April 22 we will be administering Stanford Achievement Tests in grades 1-6 and the Metropolitan Readiness Test in Kindergarten.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time if at all possible as these are difficult to make up.

 

Secondary

Student Body Elections: Check out the information on the bulletin board in the hallway.  If your son or daughter is interested in running, have them pick up a packet in the front office.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #24

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #24

 

General

Easter Assembly: This Thursday afternoon at 2:30 the whole school will meet in the gym for the Easter Assembly. All are welcome to attend. Students are asked to wear their dress uniforms to school on Thursday.

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Thank you for taking the time to meet with us and discuss the progress of your children.

 

Class Play: Miss Jones’s 3rd grade class will be performing this Thursday morning. The show will open with a recitation from Mrs. Sawyer’s kindergarten class at 8:35. All are welcome.

 

Secondary

Mock Trial: Please join us in thanking the Lord for His kindness to our mock trial team this year. We won the state competition for the tenth year in a row and will be heading to nationals in Indianapolis this May. There will be a short assembly for secondary students this Thursday morning at 8:25 in the gym to give thanks and acknowledge the team. Feel free to join us!

 

Student Body Elections: Check out the information on the bulletin board in the hallway.  If your son or daughter is interested in running, have them pick up a packet in the front office.  Please read the information carefully, some of the duties have changed.

 

Junior High Track: The first practice will take place today right after school. 6th-8th graders are welcome to participate.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #23

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #23

 

General

Teacher Workday: This Friday the teachers will be calculating grades and writing comments for the 3rd quarter. We will not hold school that day. The following week is Spring Break. Have a great week off with your families!

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences (March 21&22): Please remember to sign up online for the upcoming conferences. We are looking forward to meeting with you.

 

Secondary

Secondary Student Surveys: This week we are asking the secondary students to complete a brief survey for each class that they are enrolled in. This survey is designed to communicate the students’ perceptions of the secondary program, to the secondary faculty and administration. This would be a great time to sit down with your child and discuss each class with him/her. Secondary parents are also welcome to provide input at this time. Simply print out the Secondary Student Survey which is attached to this email and turn it in to Mr. Whitling’s box.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #22

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #22

 

General

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences (March 21&22): We are very pleased with how the 1st quarter online scheduling went, and we are using the same system for the conferences coming up in March. Families with three or more students in the elementary should have received an email this week with details on how to sign up. If you fit this category, and have not received an email, please contact the front office. All other families will receive an opportunity to sign up next week.

 

Classroom Play: This Friday morning Mrs. Merkle’s Kindergarten class will be performing their first play ever! Mrs. Jones’s 4th graders will open with a recitation at 8:35. All are welcome to attend!

 

Secondary

Secondary Openings: We are saddened to announce that Mr. Brian Kohl will be working full-time at Canon Press next year and will therefore not be able to teach for us. In addition to this, Melissa Dow will be lightening her load by one class (she is currently carrying more than a full-time load), resulting in the following openings for next year: 7th & 8th Grade Latin, Classical History (11th), and US History (7th). Please submit a resume to me if you are interested in being considered for one or more of these openings.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #21

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #21

 

General

Mock Trial: This year’s Logos Mock Trial A-team will be scrimmaging a team made up of Mock Trial alumni this Saturday from 8:00-10:15 a.m. (or so) at the Latah County Courthouse. All are welcome to attend.

Alumni team:
Maggie Church (alumni team captain; state champion 2008)

Caleb Courtney (state champion 2009, 10)

Chantelle Courtney (state champion 2008)

Lizze Jeschke (state champion 2010)

Christian Leithart (state champion 2008)

Danny Ryan (state champion 2006, 07)

Gresham Schlect (state champion 2008, 09, 10)

Maddie Schlect (state champion 2010, 11, 12)

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences (March 21&22): We are very pleased with how the 1st quarter online scheduling went, and will be using the same system for the conferences coming up in March. Families with three or more students in the elementary will receive an email next week with details on how to sign up. If you fit this category, and don’t receive an email by next Thursday, please contact the front office. All other families will receive an opportunity to sign up the following week.

 

Secondary

Secondary Openings: We are saddened to announce that Mr. Brian Kohl will be working full-time at Canon Press next year and will therefore not be able to teach for us. In addition to this, Melissa Dow will be lightening her load by one class (she is currently carrying more than a full-time load), resulting in the following openings for next year: 7th & 8th Grade Latin, Classical History (11th), and US History (7th). Please submit a resume to me if you are interested in being considered for one or more of these openings.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #20

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #20

 

General

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Thursday is the first day of the MCL High School Basketball Tournament.  Our boys and girls teams will be traveling up to Liberty Lake to compete.  Students and staff are welcome to wear their Fight’n Knight t-shirts and nice jeans to school on Thursday.

 

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 7nd.  Lists and rules are posted on the website under Life at Logos/Elementary/Elementary Spelling Bee. The top two spellers from each class, in 3rd through 6th grade, will compete in the auditorium at 1:00 PM. All are welcome.

 

Secondary

Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): The meet takes place today during 1st and 2nd periods. There will be an awards assembly at 2:30 in the auditorium. Come congratulate the students and see some of the top performances.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #19

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #19

 

General

Team Jonah: We will have a short assembly (8:30-8:45) in the gym this Thursday to pray for Jonah Grieser and let him know that we’re cheering for him as he heads into his most intense treatments. Students are encouraged to wear their Fight’n Knight day attire, but we will pass out “Team Jonah” shirts to classes on Wednesday (preschoolers will receive theirs Thursday morning). There was one bulk order placed for the shirts, so we’re asking students to be flexible with exact sizing!

Elementary

Logos Recitations Class Play: The play will open with a recitation by Miss Shaw’s 1st grade this Friday morning at 8:35. All are welcome!

 

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 7nd.  Lists and rules are posted on the website under Life at Logos/Elementary/Elementary Spelling Bee.

 

Secondary

Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): The piece will be presented for a grade the week of January 28, and the actual meet is February 6. More details are available on the school website.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #18

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #18

 

General

Uniform Mini Skirts: Just a friendly dress code reminder.  Girls’ skirts and jumpers must be knee-length or longer.  Some skirts that were knee-length at the beginning of the year may look more like a cheerleader’s uniform today.

 

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 7nd.  Lists and rules are posted on the website under Life at Logos/Elementary/Elementary Spelling Bee.

 

Secondary

CTP-4 Testing: Our 7th – 11th graders are taking their annual standardized tests this week. Please avoid any absences if possible. Part-time students do not take these tests. Students who have missed a test should show up in room 1 on Thursday at 3:30 PM.

 

Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): The piece will be presented for a grade the week of January 28, and the actual meet is February 6. More details are available on the school website.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

Assigning Students to Double Classes

Dear Parents & Staff,

Greetings. As often happens in the midst of necessary changes within families, schools, churches, etc., there can be mis-communications, misunderstandings, and general uneasiness, even when everyone has the best of intentions.

That seems to be the case with the changes proposed in the new Class Assignment policy we told you about last week. The Logos School Board received a fair number of comments and suggestions from our school families. The board discussed these at length at their meeting on Monday night. As a result, the board has written an important letter to our school families (below). Please read it carefully.

One question that might come to mind after you read this letter is, “How will this system affect what we as a family need to do to register for next year?” Here is the plan:

1. We will continue to accept your re-registrations on-line through the end of January, just as we have been. You need not wait or go back and change anything you’ve submitted.

2. Soon we will send you an on-line preference indication form to fill out and submit to Logos. The form will provide you the option of indicating some preferences, or you may indicate ‘no preference.’ In either case, once the rosters are finalized, you may rest assured that your child(ren) will be in a class where they will continue receiving the quality education Logos provides. We will accept these preference forms through March 31.

Thank you very much for your commitment to providing your family with a Christ-centered education. We pray we will continue to be a significant assistance to you in this joy-filled purpose.

Blessings,

Tom Garfield

Superintendent

 

January 22, 2013

 

Dear Parents and Staff,

We would like to begin by seeking your forgiveness for the confusion we caused in our roll-out of our new class assignment procedure. Some of the confusion was caused by our inadequate explanation of how we were planning to implement this in the details, and some of it was the result of some issues we had clearly not anticipated. We offer our sincere apologies.

This is to follow up on that announcement to see if we can’t allay the concerns that a number of you have expressed to us. As we discussed this, it was clear from your concerns that we really should start over from scratch. Some of the same elements are present in the new policy below, but in a significantly different order. As always, please continue to give us your feedback.

The board was (and is) in full agreement that the old system needed to be replaced, but we are sorry for the unnecessary consternation we caused in the transition. This is all the result of us growing into two classes at every grade level, which means that it certainly qualifies as growing pains. God is blessing our school greatly, which means we have to make room . . . and some changes. Please pardon our dust as we remodel.

After taking your feedback fully into account, this is what our current plan looks like:

1.     Each year during the re-registration process, parents of children re-registering for grades with multiple classes will indicate their class preference.  Parents may indicate a primary and secondary preference for each student such as a teacher preference or a peer preference (including siblings or cousins). While our intent is to honor parental preferences, we may not be able to honor them all.

 

2.     At the close of re-registration on March 31, classes will be rostered.  Initial rosters will be based on preferences for all student families who:

a. Have paid registration fees by March 31

b. Do not owe back tuition

c. Pay full or discounted tuition (as opposed to full or partially waived tuition)

 

3.     If the class rosters need to be adjusted, adjustments will be made as follows:

a. The administration and teachers will review the rosters and make changes to promote healthy class environments and resolve any remaining conflicts of preference if possible.

b. Any remaining conflicts of preference will be resolved using a random selection process as a last resort.

 

4.   The class rosters will be sent out to parents during the last week of school.

 

We will obviously need to work out some additional details as we go, but this is basically what we intend to do.

One of the impressions that some of you got was that if parents requested a transfer of section, or if they indicated concern about the class their child was going to be in, that this would be seen by us as an example of them “seeking their own honor.” We genuinely regret creating this impression. The response we received made it clear that we unwittingly offended some of our highly dedicated parents, folks who are characterized by self-sacrifice—and not just where their own children are concerned. Please forgive us for doing that. We are very grateful for you all, and we appreciate you working together with us in the education of your children.

Openness to parental input has always been one of the guiding principles of the school. We want to remain hungry for that parental input, even when the input is critical of our decisions—or even especially when it is. Thank you for your faithfulness to us in this and for your love for the school.

On behalf of the Logos School Board,

 

 

Marc L. Rust

Chairman

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #17

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #17

 

General

Reregistration: Current family reregistration takes place in January for the 2013-14 school year. Look for an email from the school soon.  For current
families wishing to enroll a new family member, please submit a simplified student application (available in main office).

 

Elementary

New Hire for 2013-14: We are delighted to announce that the school board has interviewed and hired Mr. Jim Becker to teach our second 5th grade class next year (dependent upon enrollment numbers). Jim comes from Littleton, Colorado where he has been teaching and coaching for the past 22 years. He has classroom experience in 1st-12th grade, has been an assistant principal for two years, and currently is teaching AP Economics and US Government and serving as the department chair of Social Studies at Chaparral High School in Parker. Jim has coached volleyball and track for years and has run 53 marathons! Please join us in thanking the Lord for providing another superb teacher as our elementary program expands.

 

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 7nd.  Lists and rules are posted on the website under Life at Logos/Elementary/Elementary Spelling Bee.

 

Secondary

CTP-4 Testing: Our 7th – 11th graders will be taking their annual standardized tests the week of January 21. Please avoid any absences if possible. Part-time students do not take these tests.

 

Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): Information was sent home on December 12. Selections are due January 14. The piece will be presented for a grade the week of January 28, and the actual meet is February 6. More details available on the school website.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #16

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #16

 

General

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Friday students are welcome to wear either their Fight’n Knight shirts and jeans or the regular school uniform.  Friday is Trivia Day for the secondary and most of the elementary students will have worn their dress uniforms Thursday evening in the Christmas Program.

 

Christmas Program Rehearsal: The rehearsal will take place this Thursday in the gym at the following times: Preschool-3rd Grade 2:30-3:20 & 4th-11th Grade 2:30-4:30.

 

Christmas Program: The Logos Christmas Program will take place in the gym Thursday, December 20th at 7:00. Preschool-3rd Graders should arrive at the gym by 6:45 PM. 4th-11th Graders should arrive in the auditorium by 6:30 PM. All are invited to attend!

 

Attire for performers…

 

Elementary: Logos dress uniform (young ladies may wear a special Christmas dress if desired, and young men are welcome to wear blazers).

 

Secondary: Logos dress uniform only. Blazers are welcome for young men.

 

 

Secondary

Fall Finals Schedule: Final exams will take place next week. See the school website for details.

 

Trivia Day: This Friday after finals we will have a pizza party.  Guys, please bring six “individual” drinks – cans of pop, bottles of water, or Gatorade. (No two liter bottles please).  Ladies, please bring something for dessert.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #15

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #15

 

General

Christmas Program: The Logos Christmas Program will take place in the gym Thursday, December 20th at 7:00. All are invited to attend! The rehearsal will take place the same day at the following times: Preschool-3rd Grade 2:30-3:20 & 4th-11th Grade 2:30-4:30. Attire for performers…

 

Elementary: Logos dress uniform (young ladies may wear a special Christmas dress if desired, and young men are welcome to wear blazers).

 

Secondary: Logos dress uniform only. Blazers are welcome for young men.

 

 

Home Basketball Games: This Wednesday will be a Fight’n Knight Day. Wear your Logos t-shirts and nice jeans to school and then come out and cheer for the high school boys and girls as they play their first home basketball games of the season.

 

 

Secondary

Fall Finals Schedule: Final exams will take place next week. See the school website for details.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #14

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #14

 

General

Student Council Ball: Elementary and secondary students are invited to the student council ball this Friday (Dec. 7) at the field house! Elementary (6:30-8) Secondary (8-10) Price is $5 per person and $15 per family.

Required Attire:
Men: dress shirts, ties and slacks
Ladies: knee length dresses/skirts, no strapless tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps, modest neckline.
Shoes: Clean athletic non-marking shoes on the floor only. No dress shoes or high heels.

 

Elementary

Homework-0-Meter Results: Homework surveys are in, and we’ve crunched the numbers below.  Parents, thank you for taking the time to complete the surveys!

 

Actual Numbers:                                           Guidelines (per night/5 days a week):

1a=12 min.                  1b=8 min.                    15 min.

2a=17 min.                  2b=14 min.                  30 min.

3a=16 min.                  3b=17 min.                  45 min.

4a=29 min                   4b=33 min.                  45 min.

5=25 min.                                                            45 min.

6=58 min.                                                            60 min.

 

Secondary

Fall Finals Schedule: Final exams will take place the week before Christmas break. See the attached schedule to start planning ahead.

 

Spring Semester Electives: An email went out last week that had information about signing up for spring electives. Please complete the online registration for that soon.

 

Seniors Spring Class Proposals: December 10th is the due date for 2nd semester course registrations and for independent study/internship proposals. Register for classes by following the link on the email that was sent out last week. All independent study and internship proposals must be submitted to me via email by the 10th.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

 

*Seniors must be enrolled in at least six credits of approved coursework each semester.

                -Seniors are required to take Apologetics and Rhetoric IV.

                -Seniors are required to take at least two of the following courses: British Literature, Civics, Calculus, Physics

                -Additional credits may come from internships, independent studies, and/or Spanish I.

 

 

New Bleachers!

Dear Parents,
Greetings. We are very excited and thankful for our wonderful new
bleachers! I’ve included two photos of them: the east side set show them
closed and the west set are open. As you may have heard, Christ Church
offered us a deal too good to miss – they are paying for the east side and
Logos is paying for the west side, but obviously Logos gets to keep them
all. The total cost was just over $60,000, or $30,000 for Logos. (You
probably received our gift-designation yellow card, which included the cost
of the bleachers.)

These are not only much safer and more attractive bleachers, they are
electric so they slide in and out with the touch of a button (we are in the
21st century)!

Some folks have asked about the yellow seats – our school colors are
still primarily navy blue and white. However, we added a third color, gold,
several years ago to make our teams’ uniforms sharper looking. Using white
seats for bleachers would’ve been a bad idea since they would show the dirt
very quickly. Hence the yellow seats for “LHS” (Logos High School).
We have desired this kind of a bleacher system since we put up the gym
in 1998 and the Lord has now blessed us with them! Come and try them out as
you cheer on the Knights!
Blessings,
Tom Garfield
Superintendent

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #13

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #13

 

General

Finish Strong: There are only three weeks left in the 2nd quarter.  Encourage your kids to finish strong.

 

Elementary

Library Times: Each class visits the Logos library to check out reading books once a week. I’ve attached a library schedule so that you can talk to your kids about what books they are checking out and reading for fun.

 

Secondary

Spanish I: We are pleased to announce that the school board has approved Spanish I as a new class that will be offered to our seniors for the spring semester. Mrs. Abby Holloway, wife of our conditioning elective teacher Nick, will be teaching the class 7th period each day. Abby has 11 years of teaching experience in Portland, and we are very thankful that she will be joining our staff after Christmas break. I have included a summary how this class could fit into a senior’s class load below*.

 

Finals Schedule: The 1st Semester Finals Schedule is attached. This is a good time to start reviewing.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

 

*Seniors must be enrolled in at least six credits of approved coursework each semester.

                -Seniors are required to take Apologetics and Rhetoric IV.

                -Seniors are required to take at least two of the following courses: British Literature, Civics, Calculus, Physics

                -Additional credits may come from internships, independent studies, and/or Spanish I.

 

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #12

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #12

 

General

Thanksgiving Vacation: There will be no school next week.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

Spoons & Forks: Please remember to send utensils with your child’s lunch if it is required.

 

Elementary

Homework-o-Meter: Please remember to fill these out over the course of the week and return them to the classroom teachers on November 16.  This helps us gauge the amount of homework our elementary students are doing each night.

 

Winter Clothes: Be sure to send your children to school with warm clothes.  We will have recess outside unless it is raining hard or below 20 degrees.  This may be a good time to make sure that winter clothing is labeled – just in case!

 

Secondary

Secondary Student Surveys: This week we will be asking the secondary students to complete a brief survey for each class that they are enrolled in. This survey is designed to communicate the students’ perceptions of the secondary program, to the secondary faculty and administrators. We value the students’ opinion, and our goal is to improve each year. This would be a great time to sit down with your child and discuss each class with him/her. Secondary parents are also welcome to provide input at this time. Simply print out the Secondary Student Survey which has a link on the website and turn it in to Mr. Whitling’s box in the front office this Friday.

Blue vs. White Scrimmage: The varsity boys’ basketball team will host an exhibition game the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 23 at 7:00 PM.  All are welcome to come and see this year’s squad go head to head in the Knight’s Court.  Admission is free.

Tattling vs. Reporting

In the past I’ve been asked what the school’s position was on tattling vs. reporting. On this topic, and all others, the primary watershed is love.  A student who tells the authorities about a violation because he loves his brother (reporting) is on a completely different side of the mountain from one who tells in order to delight in the trouble that his brother will get in (tattling).

 

Elementary teachers have discussed the following guidelines with their students. Feel free to follow up at home.

 

Serious Situation (fighting, cheating, disrespect toward parents, foul language, etc.):

How to Respond: Students should confront the person and report the situation humbly: “Either you can tell Mr. Kohl or I will.” There are some situations in which a student should skip the confronting part and simply report what has happened.

Minor Situation (cutting in line, eating rudely at lunch, talking in line, his arm is on my desk, etc.):

How to Respond: The first couple times that it happens, students should let love cover a multitude of sins. If this becomes a pattern (3+ times), students should confront the individual “Please stop putting your arm on my desk.” If the individual doesn’t stop, they should report the situation to their teacher who will take care of it.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #11

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #11

 

General

Annie: Logos Varsity Drama presents: ANNIE, directed by Tom Garfield, this Wednesday through Saturday, November 7th-10th, at the Logos Knights Court. Curtain is at 7:00 each evening.

 

Elementary

New Morning Recess Schedule: With all the new students at Logos this year, it has become clear that we need more open space and better supervision on the playground each morning during recess. Toward that end, we have come up with the following morning recess schedule: Preschool-1st Grade: 9:50-10:05, 2nd and 3rd Grade: 10:05-10:20, 4th-6th Grade: 10:20-10:35. So far, the results have been very encouraging.

 

Secondary

Extracurricular Activities and Schoolwork: There are lots of great activities going on in the secondary (drama, junior high boys basketball games, high school boys and girls basketball tryouts coming, planning for Mock Trial, Knowledge Bowl, etc.).  At Logos, schoolwork comes first.  This means that students who participate in extracurricular activities will be held to the same standard as everyone else.  Students should look ahead, plan ahead, and redeem the time during busy seasons.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #10

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #10

 

General

Fight’n Knight Day: This Friday students are welcome to wear their Logos t-shirts and nice jeans to cheer on our volleyball girls as they begin the MCL tournament. Go Knights!

 

Elementary

2nd Grade Play: This Thursday morning the 2nd grade (a) class will be performing The Hidden One. The show will open with a recitation by Mrs. Merkle’s kindergarteners at 8:35. All are welcome to attend. Please remember that this play is on a Thursday.

 

Speech Meet: The interschool speech meet is this Friday at Logos. Competitors from The Oaks will be coming down from Spokane to compete with us. The schedule of events is on the website. The attire for the day is the dress uniform for these competitors.

 

 

Secondary

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: This Wednesday, October 31 is the speech meet.  There will be an awards assembly in which some of the superior speeches will be delivered at 2:30 in the auditorium.  All are welcome to attend.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #9

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #9

 

General

Fight’n Knight Day: This Friday students are welcome to wear their Logos t-shirts and nice jeans to cheer on our cross country team as they head to the Idaho state championships on Saturday. This is the first time that Logos has been allowed to send competitors to a state competition. Go Knights!

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 25 & 26): If you have not scheduled yet, please visit this site to do so: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Logos

 

Speech Meet: Wednesday, October 24.  Parents are welcome to attend.  No camcorders or younger siblings please.

 

Report Cards: Elementary Report Cards will come home with your students this Wednesday afternoon.

 

Coats: Please send your child dressed for the weather.  Students will go out to recess unless it is in the low teens or very wet.

 

Secondary

Report Cards: Secondary Report Cards will come home with your students this Thursday afternoon.

 

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: Next Wednesday, October 31 is the speech meet.  There will be an awards assembly in which some of the superior speeches will be delivered at 2:30 in the auditorium.  All are welcome to attend.

 

Study Tip for the Week

From this point on, the speech meet judges will not have a copy of each student’s selection in front of them.  If your child misses a word or even a whole line from his selection, the best thing to do is – smile and keep on reciting.  If the student continues on confidently after a mistake, there’s a good chance that no one else will even notice.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #8

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #8

 

General

This Week: This week is the last week in the first quarter.  Encourage your child to finish strong!  Friday, October 19, is a teacher work day (no school for students).  Teachers will be wrapping up the first quarter (grades and report cards) and preparing for the second quarter. There will be no dress uniform day this week.

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 25 & 26): This year we are scheduling conferences online. If you have not scheduled yet, please visit this site to do so: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Logos

 

Speech Meet: Selections will be presented in class and graded on the judge’s sheet this week as a last practice before the real meet.

 

Assembly: The 4th graders will be performing Johnny Tremain this Thursday morning. The show will open with a short recitation by Miss Shaw’s 1st grade class at 8:35. All are welcome.

 

Grandparents’ Day: The date for Grandparents’ Day has been moved to May 3 due to a conflict with our spring track schedule. More details will be coming as we get closer.

 

Secondary

PSAT: The 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT this Wednesday morning in the auditorium. There will be a full breakfast provided from 7:50-8:15 AM.

 

Study Tip for the Week

Plan ahead.  Sit down with your child on Saturday and read over the HAS (elementary) or the Weekly Test Schedule (secondary) together.  Talk about the tests and assignments with your child so that he is prepared before the week begins.  A few minutes of discussion and study Saturday morning can help take the pressure off in the middle of the week when the circus is in full swing.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #7

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #7

 

General

Speech Meet: Elementary Speech Meet selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 10th, and Secondary (7th-9th) selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 17th.

 

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 25 & 26): This year we are scheduling conferences online. Families with three or more students in the elementary were given an opportunity to sign up last week. All other families will receive an opportunity to sign up this week. An email will come out tomorrow.

 

Grandparents’ Day: The date for Grandparents’ Day has been moved to May 3 due to a conflict with our spring track schedule. More details will be coming.

 

Elementary Romance

Each year I make a point of speaking to the 3rd – 6th grade students about a fascinating and sometimes delicate oxymoron – elementary romance.  I am very pleased to say that this has not been an issue that Logos elementary students have struggled with in recent memory nor do I have grave concerns this year.  My primary goal is that we maintain a positive school culture in which students do not feel pressure to “grow up” too fast in this area.  Over the past week I’ve stopped in for this year’s installment, and I thought it would be good for you all to know what I had to say to the students and what my expectations are in this area.  First of all, the school policy for the elementary and secondary reads, “Public displays of affection are not permitted at school or school activities.”  My interpretation of a public display of affection is very narrow.  Any singling out of a person of the opposite sex, and anything that you could do to earn yourself the title of “an item” fall into this category.  The discussion with the 3rd – 6th graders usually begins with me asking how old they are, and then following up by asking how old they think they will be when they get married.  After clarifying, for the sake of the boys, that most people do not wait until they are 37 to marry, we move on to the application.  The short form is that these students are a lifetime or more away from getting married, and any preliminary negotiations are absolutely inappropriate in the elementary.  I am strongly against silly talk about who likes whom, and I am thoroughly opposed to premature pairing up (in the elementary and secondary).  There is far too much fun and hard work for us to keep ourselves occupied with to give attention to cheap soap operas.  Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #6

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #6

 

General

Speech Meet: Elementary Speech Meet selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 10th, and Secondary (7th-9th) selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 17th.

 

Polos: Just a note of clarification on polo colors. They may be navy or white. Light blue is only allowed in a blouse or button down.

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 25 & 26): This year we will be scheduling conferences online. Families with three or more students in the elementary will receive an email this week with details on how to sign up. If you fit this category, and don’t receive an email by Thursday, please contact the front office. All other families will receive an opportunity to sign up next week.

 

Class Play: This Friday the 6th graders will be performing The Magic Walnut. We will begin at 8:35 AM with a short recitation by Mrs. Akin’s 3rd grade class. All are welcome to attend.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #5

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #5

 

General

Speech Meet: Elementary Speech Meet selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 10th, and Secondary (7th-9th) selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 17th.

 

 

Midterms: Midterms will come home with the elementary students this Wednesday and secondary students this Thursday.

 

Elementary

Air Quality: If we end up with more smoky days, and you don’t want your child to go out to recess, please send a note.

 

Lunchtime Volleyball: Mrs. Jessica Evans will be running a lunchtime volleyball camp during the month of October for 4th-6th grade girls. Sign-up sheets come home today and they are due back to me by Thursday.

 

Secondary

Honors Classes: The following honors classes will be offered for the first semester: 9th Grade Church History, 9th Grade European History, 10th Grade Latin, 11th Grade Pre-Calculus, 11th Grade Chemistry, 12th Grade Physics, 12th Grade British Literature, and 12th Grade Civics.  Invitations will be coming home to all students who have earned a 94% or higher in these classes. Further details about our honors classes are included on the invitation.

 

Study Tip for the Week

One helpful way to teach your kids not to procrastinate is to ingrain in them the need to study at least Two Days Out.  Two Days Out means studying for Friday’s test on Wednesday and Thursday instead of simply the night before.  Studying for predictable subjects like spelling and Latin should be spread over the course of the entire week, but for other quizzes and small tests, especially in the secondary, Two Days Out helps form a pattern of planned investment rather than last minute gambling.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #4

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #4

 

General

Speech Meet: Elementary Speech Meet selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 10th, and Secondary (7th-9th) selections are to be memorized by Wednesday, October 17th.

 

Team Jonah: Many of you are aware that Jonah Grieser, a Logos 5th grader, is battling leukemia up in Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane. Please click on this link to find out how to help.

 

Picture Retakes: Individual picture packets will be coming home today and tomorrow. Simply send your packet to school with your child this Thursday if you would like retakes.

 

Elementary

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts:  4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies.  Tryouts will take place Wednesday, September 19th @ 12:00 in the lunch room.  Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. See Mr. Whitling for a copy of the two songs.

 

Class Play: This Friday the 5th graders will be performing The Calydonian Boar Hunt. We will begin at 8:35 AM with a short recitation by Mrs. Loyd’s 3rd grade class. All are welcome to attend.

 

Secondary

Honors Classes: The following honors classes will be offered for the first semester: 9th Grade Church History, 9th Grade European History, 10th Grade Latin, 11th Grade Pre-Calculus, 11th Grade Chemistry, 12th Grade Physics, 12th Grade British Literature, and 12th Grade Civics.  Invitations will be coming home to all students who have earned a 94% or higher in these classes. Further details about our honors classes are included on the invitation.

 

Study Tip for the Week

Encourage your children (1st-9th grade) to begin memorizing their speech meet parts early.  The dinner table is a great place to practice.  Start by having each child read through his selection, beginning and ending with the title and author.  The next night have them recite as much as they can, reading the remainder that has not been memorized yet.  By the time the speech meet comes around, the whole family will be ready to hit the stage and perform!

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home

Colds: Please keep your child at home if he has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his ability to perform in school (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy).

Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): Follow your doctor’s advice for returning to school.

Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and / or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.

Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees.  The child can return to school after he has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #3

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #3

 

General

Enrollment for 2013-14: We are currently accepting applications for new students to Logos for the 2013-2014 school year (current students will re-register in the spring).  If you would like to add your child to the new student enrollment pool, applications can be found at http://logosschool.com/admissions/application/. A number of applications have been submitted for next year’s classes already.

 

Speech Meet: Elementary and Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are due to the classroom teacher September 17.

 

Team Jonah: Many of you are aware that Jonah Grieser, a Logos 5th grader, is battling leukemia up in Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane. Please click on this link to find out how to help.

 

Elementary

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts:  4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies.  Tryouts will take place Wednesday, September 19th @ 12:00 in the lunch room.  Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. See Mr. Whitling for a copy of the two songs.

 

Secondary

Secondary Back to School Night: On Wednesday, September 12 from 7:00-9:00 PM we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day (We had originally scheduled this event for the 14th, but due to scheduling conflicts, it has been moved to the 12th. ).  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Come and learn apologetics from Mr. Euhus, Classical Literature from Mrs. Merkle and PE from Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Whitling as we help provide a fuller picture of what your secondary student receives each day.

 

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home

Colds: Please keep your child at home if he has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his ability to perform in school (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy).

Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): Follow your doctor’s advice for returning to school.

Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and / or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.

Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees.  The child can return to school after he has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

 

Study Tip for the Week

Busy dads need to have a system for staying in touch with how their kids are doing in school.  Don’t wait for the midterm progress report to come home and tell you how things are going.  Require your child to drop off all graded and returned school work at your spot at the dinner table right when he gets home (or some other convenient spot).  Before dinner you can look through the pile to check progress.  This will also give you the information required to ask intelligent questions during dinner about the topics that are being covered in school.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

Fight’n Knight Day

There will be a Fight’n Knight Day this coming Monday to celebrate the first home volleyball game of the season. Students are welcome to wear their Logos T-shirts (any year) and nice jeans (no rips or tears please) to school, and come to the game and cheer on the girls that evening.  Mr. Carnahan will have shirts available Monday morning if you still need to purchase yours.  Go Knights!

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #2

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #2

 

General

Enrollment for 2013-14: We are currently accepting applications for new students to Logos for the 2013-2014 school year (current students will re-register in the spring).  If you would like to add your child to the new student enrollment pool, applications can be found at http://logosschool.com/admissions/application/. A number of applications have been submitted for next year’s classes already.

 

Speech Meet: Speech Meet information packets will be coming home with your students (grades 1-9) this week. Selections are due September 17.

 

Friday Attire: This Friday we will begin our normal pattern of wearing our dress uniforms.  Sometimes it is tempting to want to slide into the weekend both mentally and physically.  By dressing up we want to remind ourselves and each other to finish strong. We will also take class pictures this Friday.

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Elementary

Elementary Back to School Night: Please save Friday, September 7 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on your calendar.  Back to School Night is a time to meet your child’s teacher and find out more about the school and class.

 

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts:  4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies.  Tryouts will take place Wednesday, September 19th @ 12:00 in the lunch room.  Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. See Mr. Whitling for a copy of the two songs.

 

Secondary

Secondary Back to School Night: On Wednesday, September 12 from 7:00-9:00 PM we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day (We had originally scheduled this event for the 14th, but due to scheduling conflicts, it has been moved to the 12th. ).  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Come and learn apologetics from Mr. Euhus, Classical Literature from Mrs. Merkle and PE from Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Whitling as we help provide a fuller picture of what your secondary student receives each day.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #1

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #1

 

General

Individual Pictures (August 30): Students are welcome to wear their school uniform for individual pictures or they may dress up and wear special church clothes. This is not a day to dress down (sports jerseys, t-shirts, jeans, etc).

 

Elementary

Elementary Back to School Night: Please save Friday, September 7 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on your calendar.  Back to School Night is a time to meet your child’s teacher and find out more about the school and class.

 

Secondary

Field Day this Friday: This is our beginning of the year ice-breaker for the 7th – 12th graders.  Students can meet at Robinson Lake Park at 9:00 AM or they can come to school at 8:30 AM and catch a ride on the bus. The bus will leave right at 8:30.  There will be games and activities throughout the day.  Lunch is provided. You do not need to be in dress code this day, but your attire should be conservative and modest. The park is 3 miles east of Moscow on Robinson Park Road.

 

Honors Classes: This year we will again be offering students in a select number of our upper level classes the option of completing advanced studies in order to receive the designation of “Honors” on their transcript.  See attachment for details.

 

Secondary Back to School Night: On Wednesday, September 12 from 7:00-9:00 PM we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day (We had originally scheduled this event for the 14th, but due to scheduling conflicts, it has been moved to the 12th. ).  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Come and learn apologetics from Mr. Euhus, Classical Literature from Mrs. Merkle and PE from Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Whitling as we help provide a fuller picture of what your secondary student receives each day.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – Summer #6

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – Summer #6

 

General

Dress Uniform: The first day of school will be a dress uniform day (see the school website for details).  Students will not need to wear their dress uniforms on Friday of the first week.  Uniform days will occur only once a week due to laundering considerations.

 

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 20-21 between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  Today is the final day.

 

Latin Teacher: We are very pleased to announce that Cameron Blaauw has been hired to teach 3rd and 4th grade Latin and the secondary Latin tutor elective. Mr. Blaauw is a Hillsdale College graduate and he is in his final semester of master’s work in classical Christian studies at New Saint Andrews. Please welcome Mr. Blaauw when you see him on campus next week.

 

Elementary

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes. We still have openings for the following classes: 1a, 3a, 5th, and 6th.

 

New Elementary Family Orientation: For those parents who are new to the elementary or others who would like a refresher regarding “Life at Logos Elementary School”, you are cordially invited to our New Elementary Family Orientation.  It will take place next Friday, August 24 at 3:00 PM in the auditorium. Students and parents are welcome to attend.

 

Elementary Welcome Assembly: August 27 from 9:00-9:30 AM in the auditorium.  Parents are welcome to attend.

 

Secondary

New Secondary Student Orientation: All new secondary students and their parents are welcome to attend this Friday, August 24 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  This is a time to learn about life at Logos and get set for the new school year.

 

Secondary Welcome Assembly: August 28 from 8:25-9:15 AM.  Parents are welcome to attend.

 

7th and 8th Grade PE: Be sure to bring your uniform and 2 pairs of shoes for PE each day (indoor and outdoor shoes).

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – Summer #6

General

Dress Uniform: The first day of school will be a dress uniform day (see the school website for details).  Students will not need to wear their dress uniforms on Friday of the first week.  Uniform days will occur only once a week due to laundering considerations.

 

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 20-21 between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  Today is the final day.

Latin Teacher: We are very pleased to announce that Cameron Blaauw has been hired to teach 3rd and 4th grade Latin and the secondary Latin tutor elective. Mr. Blaauw is a Hillsdale College graduate and he is in his final semester of master’s work in classical Christian studies at New Saint Andrews. Please welcome Mr. Blaauw when you see him on campus next week.

Elementary

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes. We still have openings for the following classes: 1a, 3a, 5th, and 6th.

New Elementary Family Orientation: For those parents who are new to the elementary or others who would like a refresher regarding “Life at Logos Elementary School”, you are cordially invited to our New Elementary Family Orientation.  It will take place next Friday, August 24 at 3:00 PM in the auditorium. Students and parents are welcome to attend.

Elementary Welcome Assembly: August 27 from 9:00-9:30 AM in the auditorium.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Secondary

New Secondary Student Orientation: All new secondary students and their parents are welcome to attend this Friday, August 24 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  This is a time to learn about life at Logos and get set for the new school year.

Secondary Welcome Assembly: August 28 from 8:25-9:15 AM.  Parents are welcome to attend.

7th and 8th Grade PE: Be sure to bring your uniform and 2 pairs of shoes for PE each day (indoor and outdoor shoes). 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – Summer #5

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – Summer #5

 

General

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 20-21 between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

 

Elementary

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes. We still have openings for the following classes: 1a, 3a, 3b, 5th, and 6th.

 

New Elementary Family Orientation: For those parents who are new to the elementary or others who would like a refresher regarding “Life at Logos Elementary School”, you are cordially invited to our New Elementary Family Orientation.  It will take place next Friday, August 24 at 3:00 PM in the auditorium. Students and parents are welcome to attend.

 

Elementary Welcome Assembly: August 27 from 9:00-9:30 AM in the auditorium.  Parents are welcome to attend.

 

Secondary

Latin Tutor Position: We are currently accepting applications for a Latin Tutor Elective position. This teacher would be responsible to teach and tutor a small group of secondary students on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:25-9:15.

 

7th Grade (and new secondary family) Orientation: All 7th graders and their parents are welcome to attend 7th Grade Orientation next Friday, August 24 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  Any new secondary families are welcome to come also. This is a time to learn about life at Logos and get set for the new school year.

 

Secondary Welcome Assembly: August 28 from 8:25-9:15 AM.  Parents are welcome to attend.

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – Summer #4

General

2012-13 Information: Please check the school website for the updated school supply list, uniform guidelines, secondary fall schedule, etc…

 

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 20-21 between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

 

Uniforms: Since Hall Closet is not in town any longer, school uniforms may be purchased at the provider of your choice. Our goal is to maintain a sharp uniform look while still allowing parents the freedom to shop around for deals. Please pay special attention to the guidelines provided on the school website and work with us as you talk with your child about uniforms. Families of secondary students, please note that brown or black tennis shoes (ie: Sambas, etc.) do not count as dress shoes.

 

Elementary

Two Lunches: Due to increased enrollment the elementary students will be eating lunch in two stages this year. Our goal is to provide more space and supervision in the lunch room and out on the playground. Parents are welcome to come eat with their children at the “Parent Lunch Tables” at any time.

Lower Elementary (1st-3rd)       11:35-12:10

Upper Elementary (4th-6th)      11:50-12:30

 

Latin Positions: We are currently accepting applications for a Latin teacher to teach our new 3rd and 4th grade classes. These classes meet for 30 and 40 minutes in the morning respectively, five days a week. Please see me for details.

 

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes. We still have openings for the following classes: 1a, 3a, 3b, 5th, and 6th.

 

Secondary

Latin Tutor Position: We are currently accepting applications for a Latin Tutor Elective position. This teacher would be responsible to teach and tutor a small group of secondary students on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:25-9:15.

 

Senior Course Options: Proposals are due on August 13 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the school webpage for details.

 

11th Grade Choices:

Functions & Statistics or Pre-Calculus

During registration, juniors will need to select one of two math classes, Functions & Statistics or Pre-Calculus.  We recommend that students who averaged 85% or lower on their Algebra II exams take Functions & Statistics.  The Algebra II exam grade was supplied on last year’s report card.  If you don’t have this information handy, feel free to contact Mr. Euhus.

 

Greek or Music

11th graders are allowed to choose between Greek and music for their M/W/F first period class. Those who have completed Latin in their 9th and 10th grade years have all of their required foreign language credits for graduation. Please note that beginning this year, graduates will need Greek in order to receive an honors diploma.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – Summer #3

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – Summer #3

 

General

2012-13 Information: Please check the school website for the updated school supply list, uniform guidelines, secondary fall schedule, etc…

 

 

Elementary

3rd Grade: We are very pleased to announce that the board has unanimously voted to hire Mrs. Kris Akin to teach our additional 3rd grade class next year. Mrs. Akin has been teaching at Westover Academy in Colville, WA for the past five years. We are grateful to have someone join our staff who has experience teaching in a classical and Christian 3rd grade. Please welcome the Akin family when you see them this summer.

 

Latin Positions: We are currently accepting applications for a Latin teacher to teach our new 3rd and 4th grade classes. These classes meet for 30 and 40 minutes in the morning respectively, five days a week. Please see me for details.

 

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes. We still have openings for the following classes: 1a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 5th, and 6th.

 

Secondary

Latin Tutor Position: We are currently accepting applications for a Latin Tutor Elective position. This teacher would be responsible to teach and tutor a small group of secondary students on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:25-9:15.

 

Sports Physicals: If you have a 9th or 11th Grade student who is planning to participate in sports this year, he/she will need to have a physical before the season begins (especially time sensitive for volleyball and cross country). See the school webpage for the correct form to bring to your doctor.

 

Senior Course Options: 12th Graders who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies and internships) should be thinking about their proposals. These are due on August 13 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the school webpage for details. There may be a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for more information.

 

Boarding Opportunities:

Logos has accepted the following students into the high school for next year. Please consider whether you would be interested in opening your home to one or both of these young men. Their families understand that this would be a situation in which they would pay for room and board and that the housing arrangements would not be managed by Logos School. Contact me if you would like more information.

 

 

Hyung Guen Cho (Jay) is 16 years old (11th grade) and he communicates well in English. “Hi, my name is Hyung Guen Cho, and I am planning to attend Logos next year for my junior year. I came from Ulsan, Korea, and attended Dae-Hyun church during my years in Korea. I moved to Oregon and went to school for two years, and then transferred to Royal Garrison High School in Pullman, Washington. I get along well with all kinds of people, and my current host mother finds my personality to be “delightful” as well as laid back.  Also, I am allergic to cats. Thank you.”

 

Tae Young Kim is 16 years old (9th grade) and he does a fair job of communicating in English. I grew up in a family that values etiquette and manners and enjoys family conversation and discussion. I naturally became a very kind and polite child because of such learning from my parents. My sister and I joined a choir of World Vision, a Christian organization, so that I became religious. After a while, I had an opportunity to study abroad in the U.S as a member of the choir. It was my first time to the U.S, and my experiences there were unforgettable. America was a land of my dream. It was exactly where I had always wanted to dream about. It is where I will pursue my goal. I am finally given an opportunity to study in the U.S, and I can’t wait for the moment. I strongly believe that both my previous experience in the U.S that made me want to study in America and the chance to go there now are all thanks to my parents’ effort and the grace of God. I will do my best to find and improve my potential. I will study various subjects to get to know myself and what I do well, which will determine my future.”  

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – Summer #1

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – Summer #1

 

General

2012-13 Information: Please check the school website for the updated school supply list, uniform guidelines, secondary fall schedule, etc…

 

 

Elementary

Latin Positions: We are currently accepting applications for a Latin teacher to teach our new 3rd and 4th grade classes. These classes meet for 30 and 40 minutes in the morning respectively, five days a week. Please see me for details.

 

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

 

Secondary

Latin Tutor Position: We are currently accepting applications for a Latin Tutor Elective position. This teacher would be responsible to teach and tutor a small group of secondary students on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:25-9:15.

 

Sports Physicals: If you have a 9th or 11th Grade student who is planning to participate in sports this year, he/she will need to have a physical before the season begins (especially time sensitive for volleyball and cross country). See the school webpage for the correct form to bring to your doctor.

 

Senior Course Options: 12th Graders who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies and internships) should be thinking about their proposals. These are due on August 13 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the school webpage for details. There may be a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for more information.

 

Boarding Opportunities:

Logos has accepted the following students into the high school for next year. Please consider whether you would be interested in opening your home to one, two, or all three of these young men. Their families understand that this would be a situation in which they would pay for room and board and that the housing arrangements would not be managed by Logos School. Contact me if you would like more information.

 

Jaekyun Yoon (Jason) is 14 years old (9th grade) and he communicates well in English. He has completed his 8th grade year at Royal Garrison High School in Pullman. He is not a Christian, but he is open to hearing the gospel, and in his words, “Because my parents are not Christian, I am not Christian. But I think it is fine and good to be Christian in Logos School. Because I am not Christian, it doesn’t mean that I don’t want to be a Christian.” “Hi, My name is Jaekyun (Jason) Yoon, and I am planning to attend Logos next year for my freshman year. I am from Seoul, Korea. I moved to Pullman, Washington last year in August. I get along well with people easily. I love to play sports. I have (an) active and enthusiastic personality. Thank you.”

 

Hyung Guen Cho (Jay) is 16 years old (11th grade) and he communicates well in English. “Hi, my name is Hyung Guen Cho, and I am planning to attend Logos next year for my junior year. I came from Ulsan, Korea, and attended Dae-Hyun church during my years in Korea. I moved to Oregon and went to school for two years, and then transferred to Royal Garrison High School in Pullman, Washington. I get along well with all kinds of people, and my current host mother finds my personality to be “delightful” as well as laid back.  Also, I am allergic to cats. Thank you.”

 

Tae Young Kim is 16 years old (9th grade) and he does a fair job of communicating in English. I grew up in a family that values etiquette and manners and enjoys family conversation and discussion. I naturally became a very kind and polite child because of such learning from my parents. My sister and I joined a choir of World Vision, a Christian organization, so that I became religious. After a while, I had an opportunity to study abroad in the U.S as a member of the choir. It was my first time to the U.S, and my experiences there were unforgettable. America was a land of my dream. It was exactly where I had always wanted to dream about. It is where I will pursue my goal. I am finally given an opportunity to study in the U.S, and I can’t wait for the moment. I strongly believe that both my previous experience in the U.S that made me want to study in America and the chance to go there now are all thanks to my parents’ effort and the grace of God. I will do my best to find and improve my potential. I will study various subjects to get to know myself and what I do well, which will determine my future.”  

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #36

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #36

General

Summer Camps: A few of the camps are starting to fill up! See the school website for more information.

 

Elementary

Elementary Awards Ceremony: This Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 we will meet in the gym to distribute year-end awards to our 1st – 6th grade students. After the ceremony the students will return to their classrooms for a few minutes to receive their report cards and to say farewell. Students should wear their dress uniform for this event.

Elementary Field Day: Field Day is a parent drop-off and pick-up event.  Some families like to pack a picnic lunch and eat in the park and stay for the activities (races, tug-o-war, capture the flag, etc.). Play clothes are welcome! Rain cancels.

Afternoon/Morning Kindergarten: Our afternoon kindergarten has been moved to the morning for next year. Over the summer, we will be moving the library down to the little house south of the school (where Logos Press is currently located) and Mrs. Merkle’s kindergarten class will be moving into the current library room.

 

Secondary

Secondary Class Schedule: Fall 2012-13

Secondary Final Exam Schedule: (attached)

Secondary Awards Night: Secondary Awards Night will take place May 24th at 7:00.  This is a time for secondary students and their families to come and participate as we acknowledge the good work that our students and staff have done.  The school dress uniform or dressier church clothes are appropriate attire for this event.

Summer League Basketball: Practice starts Monday, May 28 from 7-9 PM.  See the school calendar on the website for more details.

Boarding Opportunities:

Logos has accepted the following students into the high school for next year. Please consider whether you would be interested in opening your home to one or both of these young men. Their families understand that this would be a situation in which they would pay for room and board and that the housing arrangements would not be managed by Logos School. Contact me if you would like more information.

Jaekyun Yoon (Jason) is 14 years old (9th grade) and he communicates well in English. He has completed his 8th grade year at Royal Garrison High School in Pullman. He is not a Christian, but he is open to hearing the gospel, and in his words, “Because my parents are not Christian, I am not Christian. But I think it is fine and good to be Christian in Logos School. Because I am not Christian, it doesn’t mean that I don’t want to be a Christian.” “Hi, My name is Jaekyun (Jason) Yoon, and I am planning to attend Logos next year for my freshman year. I am from Seoul, Korea. I moved to Pullman, Washington last year in August. I get along well with people easily. I love to play sports. I have (an) active and enthusiastic personality. Thank you.”

Hyung Guen Cho (Jay) is 16 years old (11th grade) and he communicates well in English. “Hi, my name is Hyung Guen Cho, and I am planning to attend Logos next year for my junior year. I came from Ulsan, Korea, and attended Dae-Hyun church during my years in Korea. I moved to Oregon and went to school for two years, and then transferred to Royal Garrison High School in Pullman, Washington. I get along well with all kinds of people, and my current host mother finds my personality to be “delightful” as well as laid back.  Also, I am allergic to cats. Thank you.”

Upcoming Events:                

Secondary Final Exams                      May 21-24

Kindergarten (PM) Graduation          May 22 @ 2:30 PM

Kindergarten (AM) Graduation          May 23 @ 8:30 PM

Elementary Awards Assembly           May 23 @ 9:30 AM

Field Day                                            May 23 from 1-3 PM

Senior Assembly                                 May 24 from 1-2 PM

Secondary Awards Night                   May 24 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Graduation Practice (seniors only)      May 25 from 10:00-11:00 AM

Graduation                                          May 26 3 PM at the U of I

 

(Parents are welcome to attend all of these events, except for the final exams!)

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

 

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #35

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #35

General

Summer Camps: A few of the camps are starting to fill up! See the school website for more information.

School Uniforms 2012-13: (attached) With the local Hall Closet store no longer operating, dress uniforms can be purchased through the vendor of your choice. School ties are available in the front office.

Elementary

6th Grade Play: This Friday the 6th graders will be performing their final classroom play. The assembly will take place in the gym and will open with a short recital from the Logos Recitations Class at 8:35.  All are welcome to attend!

Elementary Teacher Workday: Monday, May 21 is a teacher workday.  There will be no school for the elementary students that day. The secondary students will begin their finals at this time.

Secondary

Public Defenses: A few of our seniors have been selected to defend their theses in front of the secondary students and any parents or friends who would like to attend.  Ben Perley is up this Thursday at 12:05. All are welcome.

Secondary Awards Night: Secondary Awards Night will take place May 24th at 7:00.  This is a time for secondary students and their families to come and participate as we acknowledge the good work that our students and staff have done.  The school dress uniform or nice church clothes are appropriate attire for this event.

Secondary Final Exam Schedule: (attached)

Summer League Basketball: Practice starts Monday, May 28 from 7-9 PM.  See the school calendar on the website for more details.

Boarding Opportunity:

Hyung Guen Cho (Jay) is 16 years old and has recently been accepted to 11th grade at Logos School for the 2012-13 school year and he communicates well in English. He is in need of a boarding situation for the school year. He desires to graduate from Logos and attend college in the United States. His family understands that this would be a situation in which they would pay for room and board and that the housing arrangements would not be managed by Logos School. Please consider whether you would be interested in opening your home to Jay next year, and contact me for further information. I’ve included a short self-introduction below.

“Hi, my name is Hyung Guen Cho, and I am planning to attend Logos next year for my junior year. I came from Ulsan, Korea, and attended Dae-Hyun church during my years in Korea. I moved to Oregon and went to school for two years, and then transferred to Royal Garrison High School in Pullman, Washington. I get along well with all kinds of people, and my current host mother finds my personality to be “delightful” as well as laid back.  Also, I am allergic to cats. Thank you.”

 

Upcoming Events:                

Secondary Final Exams                      May 21-24

Kindergarten (PM) Graduation          May 22 @ 2:30 PM

Kindergarten (AM) Graduation          May 23 @ 8:30 PM

Elementary Awards Assembly           May 23 @ 9:30 AM

Field Day                                            May 23 from 1-3 PM

Senior Assembly                                 May 24 from 1-2 PM

Secondary Awards Night                   May 24 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Graduation Practice (seniors only)      May 25 from 10:00-11:00 AM

Graduation                                          May 26 3 PM at the U of I

 

(Parents are welcome to attend all of these events, except for the final exams!)

 

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #34

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #34

General

Summer Camps: A few of the camps are starting to fill up! See the school website for more information.

Elementary

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 11th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  See the attached schedule events. Please remember that there will not be a spring concert during the evening on May 11th. The secondary students performed in the benefit concert earlier this year, and the elementary students will be doing short music class presentations late in the afternoon on the 11th in the gym.

Morning Kindergartens: We are currently looking into the possibility of offering two morning kindergarten classes next year. This would mean moving Mrs. Merkle’s afternoon class to a different room that would meet from 8:30-11:30 AM. More details to come.

Secondary

Mock Trial: The mock trial team took 5th place at nationals! Congratulations students and coaches.

Public Defenses: A few of our seniors have been selected to defend their theses in front of the secondary students and any parents or friends who would like to attend. Cy Whitling will be presenting this Thursday at lunch (12:05) and Ben Perley is up next Thursday at the same time. All are welcome.

Secondary Final Exam Schedule: (attached)

 

 

 

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #33

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #33

 

General

Summer Camps: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps this year and we are looking forward to a great summer! See the school website for more information.

 

Openings: We are currently accepting applications for the following teaching positions. If you are interested, please submit a resume to me within the next few weeks.

3rd Grade: We are continuing to receive student applications for next year’s 3rd grade, and it is becoming very likely that we will need to open another class.

Latin Tutor Elective: This class meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:25-9:15. The teacher would be responsible to provide tutoring for secondary students who are new to Latin or who need extra help.

Rhetoric I: This class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 50 minutes each. The main focus of the class is to provide teaching and practice for our 9th graders as they learn to write and speak well.

 

Elementary

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 11th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  See the attached schedule of events. Please remember that there will not be a spring concert during the evening on May 11th. The secondary students performed in the benefit concert earlier this year, and the elementary students will be doing short music class presentations late in the afternoon on the 11th in the gym.

 

Morning Kindergartens: We are currently looking into the possibility of offering two morning kindergarten classes next year. This would mean moving Mrs. Merkle’s afternoon class to a different room that would meet from 8:30-11:30 AM. More details to come.

 

Secondary

Mock Trial: The Mock Trial A-Team is traveling to New Mexico this week to represent Idaho in the national championships. Please pray for safe travel and success.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #32

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #32

 

General

 

Summer Camps: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps this year and we are looking forward to a great summer! See the school website for more information.

 

Mock Trial: There will be a public mock trial demonstration this Thursday at 7 PM at the U of I courtroom. Come out and see this year’s Idaho state championship team as they prepare to go to nationals!

 

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

Elementary

 

3rd Grade: We are continuing to receive applications for next year’s 3rd grade, and it is becoming very likely that we will need to open another class to accommodate the numbers. Stay tuned for more information.

 

6th Grade Teacher: We are very pleased to announce that Mrs. Kim Anderson has been hired to teach 6th grade in the afternoons next year. She has prior teaching experience at a classical Christian school in Uganda, and she has been a regular substitute teacher at Logos for the past two years.

 

Morning Kindergartens: We are currently looking into the possibility of offering two morning kindergarten classes next year. This would mean moving Mrs. Merkle’s afternoon class to a different room that would meet from 8:30-11:30 AM. More details to come.

 

Secondary

 

Math Teachers: There have been a few changes in the works regarding math positions for 2012-13. Mr. Euhus, who has been carrying the heaviest teaching load in the secondary, will be stepping out of 7th grade math next year. He will still be teaching full time at Logos, but we have wanted to create a situation in which he can prep, grade and breathe throughout the week. In addition, Mrs. Ross has decided that it is time to focus more time and attention on her growing family. We will miss having her as a Functions and Statistics teacher at Logos, but we wholeheartedly support her decision to spend more time at home. We are very pleased to announce that Mrs. Tora Whitling has been hired to teach both of these math classes as well as coordinate the secondary programs for next year. Tora has math teaching experience at the junior, high school and college levels, and she has been coordinating our protocol program and helping with the Knight’s Fest Feast for the past few years.

 

Latin Teachers: Mr. Jesse Sumpter will be moving to Potlatch this summer and will be stepping out of his 9th and 10th grade Latin classes for next year. Mr. Sumpter has taught at Logos for five years, and we greatly appreciate the investment that he has made in the school. While we will really miss having him at Logos, we are very grateful to announce that Miss Melissa Dow has agreed to pick up these two Latin classes, which will make her a full time teacher next year.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

 

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #31

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #31

 

General

 

Summer Camps: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps this year. We are looking forward to a great summer! See the school website for more information.

 

Mock Trial: There will be a public mock trial demonstration next Thursday from 7-9 PM at the U of I courtroom. Come out and see this year’s Idaho state championship team as they prepare to go to nationals.

Logos Benefit Concert: Please see the details below.

-Rehearsal:      Friday, April 20th, 6:20-7:45pm at the Nazarene Church

-Performance:  Saturday, April 21st, the concert begins at 2pm.  Students should arrive at 12:20pm for a pre-concert rehearsal. The concert should be done by about 4pm. Attire is the Logos dress uniform.  Guys should wear a dark tie (black/blue).

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #30

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #30

 

General

Spring Concert: The Logos Benefit Concert will take the place of our regular Spring Concert this year. See the following ad:  On April 21, please plan to come to the Classical Education Meets Classical Music Benefit Concert at 2:00 in the Moscow Church of the Nazarene. Outstanding choral and instrumental numbers will be presented and at the end of the concert the two beautifully restored pianos will be auctioned off. The Logos secondary students will be part of this performance. The elementary classes will be doing a musical demonstration in the late afternoon on Grandparents’ Day.

 

Game Day Shirts: Next Tuesday, April 17, students in the elementary and secondary are allowed to wear their Fight’n Knight T-Shirts and nice jeans to school to help cheer on our lacrosse team as they face Lake City at home that evening.

 

Elementary

Elementary Roster: Due to the fact that God continues to bless our school with so many students, we are excited to announce that we will be opening a second 4th grade class for 2012-13. This will mean that five of our elementary grades will have two classes per grade. Miss Chelsea Jones and Mrs. Dianne Bradley have been hired to teach the 2nd (b) and 4th (b) grade classes respectively, full-time.  Depending on enrollment, we may open another 3rd grade class, but for now, the plan is to give Mrs. Jordan an aid and a larger classroom to accommodate a full class. For the grades that have two classes each, the school board has created some simple guidelines that provide direction in deciding which student is placed in which class (listed below).

 

1. If families have a teacher preference, they are welcome to list that on the reregistration form.

2. Priority will be given to alumni and to families who have been at Logos for five or more years.

3. The administration has the right to make placement decisions for the best interest of each class (taking into consideration the balance of boys and girls, balance of class size, etc.)

 

Next year’s elementary roster is attached to this email. As we accept new students to the double classes there may be opportunities for more current families to receive their first choice. I have a record of the preferences that were listed on the reregistration form and I will contact you as these become available. With so many double classes planned for next year, we have plenty of room, so please continue to pass the word. Please note that reregistration fees were due March 30 unless you had made other arrangements with Mr. Garfield. These fees are necessary to hold seats for 2012-13.

 

 

Kindergarten (PM) Play: The Afternoon Kindergarten class will be performing a play this Friday at 12:30 PM in the auditorium. This will be our first afternoon elementary class play ever. All are welcome to attend.

 

SAT Testing: Next week we will be administering Stanford Achievement Tests in grades 1-6 and the Metropolitan Readiness Test in Kindergarten.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time if at all possible.

 

Secondary

Logos Benefit Concert: Please see the details below.

-Rehearsal:      Friday, April 20th, 6:20-7:45pm at the Nazarene Church

-Performance:  Saturday, April 21st, the concert begins at 2pm.  Students should arrive at 12:20pm for a pre-concert rehearsal. The concert should be done by about 4pm. Attire is the Logos dress uniform.  Guys should wear a dark tie (black/blue).

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

 

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #29

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #29

 

General

Spring Concert: The Logos Benefit Concert will take the place of our regular Spring Concert this year. See the following ad:  On April 21, please plan to come to the Classical Education Meets Classical Music Benefit Concert at 2:00 in the Moscow Church of the Nazarene. Outstanding choral and instrumental numbers will be presented and at the end of the concert the two beautifully restored pianos will be auctioned off. The Logos secondary students will be part of this performance. The elementary classes will be doing a musical demonstration in the late afternoon on Grandparents’ Day. More details to follow.

 

Elementary

Elementary Roster: There are a few more details that need to be settled and then we will publish the elementary roster. My hope is that next week some time it will be sent out. Thank you for your patience!

 

Kindergarten (PM) Play: The Afternoon Kindergarten class will be performing a play on April 13th at 12:30 PM in the auditorium. This will be our first afternoon elementary class play ever. All are welcome to attend.

 

Secondary

Mock Trial: Congratulations to the Mock Trial A Team. They came in 1st place in the Idaho State Mock Trial championship; this is the 14th year! They’ll be traveling to New Mexico in April to represent Idaho at nationals. Well done!

 

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #28

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #28

 

Elementary

Preschool: The M/W/F Class is currently full, and the T/TH Class only has a few seats available. If you have any preschool age children that you would like to register for 2012-13, now is the time!

 

3rd Grade Play: The 3rd Grade will be performing A Bouquet of Flowers this Friday at 8:35. The show will open with a 4th Grade recitation. All are welcome to attend.

 

Secondary

Mock Trial: Congratulations to the Mock Trial A Team. They came in 1st place in the Idaho State Mock Trial championship; this is the 14th year in a row! They’ll be traveling to New Mexico in April to represent Idaho at nationals. Well done!

 

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #27

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #27

 

General

JH Drama Production: The Wind in the Willows will be showing this Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. All are welcome to attend.

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 22 & 23: We are looking forward to meeting with you after spring break. These conferences are for parents only. Please do not bring students or younger siblings who may be a distraction.

 

Double Classes for 2012-13: Now that re-registration is over, we are creating new classes for next year. In this process we are taking parent preferences into account, but the board has determined that children of alumni and families who have been at the school five or more years will receive priority in these decisions. We are excited and thankful to have the opportunity to work with so many new families and students. Stay tuned for details.

 

Secondary

Mock Trial: Congratulations to both of our teams who are heading to the state championships today!

 

Secondary Assembly: Next Tuesday morning at 8:25, Pastor Toby Sumpter will be speaking on Honoring Parents. All are welcome.

 

Junior High Track: Track is available to both boys and girls. Coached by Tyler Anderson (a dad at the school), the kids will be practicing on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school and on Saturdays at 11:00. Practices last around 60 to 90 minutes (depending on the workout for the day). The participation fee of $50 is due the first day of practice, March 27 (next Tuesday).

 

Junior High Lacrosse: Lacrosse is available to boys only. Coached by Samuel Smathers (a former player at Logos who was assistant coach last year), the boys will be practicing on Mondays and Wednesdays after school. Practices last around 75 to 90 minutes. The participation fee of $60 is due the first day of practice, March 26 (next Monday).

 

Boys may dual-participate in both sports. The dual-participation fee is $95.

 

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

 

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #26

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #26

 

General

Teacher Work Day: This Friday, March 9, is a teacher work day.  Teachers will be working on grades and comments for the 3rd quarter report cards.  There will be no school this day.

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 22 & 23: We are looking forward to meeting with you after spring break. These conferences are for parents only. Please do not bring students or younger siblings who may be a distraction.

 

Double Classes for 2012-13: Now that re-registration is over, we are creating new classes for next year. In this process we are taking parent preferences into account, but the board has determined that children of alumni and families who have been at the school five or more years will receive priority in these decisions. We are excited and thankful to have the opportunity to work with so many new families and students. Stay tuned for details.

 

4th Grade Play: This Thursday the 4th graders will be presenting at classroom play. The show will open with a recitation by the morning Kindergarten at 8:35 in the auditorium. All are welcome.

 

Parking Lot Safety: Mr. Garfield has been addressing the drop-off and pick-up procedure for the elementary students over the past few weeks. Please help to reinforce the following guidelines for our elementary students:

 

Front Parking Lot

  1. Only cross the front lot in the cross walk.
  2. Do not cross Baker Street without a parent.

Back (gym) Parking Lot

  1. Do not cross over the gym parking lot to your car without your parents.

 

Secondary

Secondary Student Surveys: This week we are asking the secondary students to complete a brief survey for each class that they are enrolled in. This survey is designed to communicate the students’ perceptions of the secondary program to the secondary faculty and administration. This would be a great time to sit down with your child and discuss each class with him/her. Secondary parents are also welcome to provide input at this time. Simply print out the Secondary Student Survey which is attached to this email and turn it in to Mr. Whitling’s box.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

 

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #25

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – Week #25

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 22 & 23:  Conference sign-up sheets will be coming home over the next few days. We are looking forward to meeting with you after spring break.

 

Name on the Board:  One of our assembly sayings is, “If your name’s on the board…go make it right.”  The goal is to teach students to take responsibility and deal with sin faithfully.  Toward that end, my teaching and encouragement has been that when a student gets his name on the board that he go, at the next convenient time (recess, lunch, after school), and ask forgiveness of his teacher for whatever he did.  In addition to this, our household policy is that if one of my kids gets his name on the board in class, he comes and tells me right after school.  If your household discipline leans toward requiring your kids to take this responsibility and make things right, then making excuses, hiding the sin, or spinning the story will just not pay off.

 

Secondary

Secondary Student Surveys: Next week we will be asking the secondary students to complete a brief survey for each class that they are enrolled in. This survey is designed to communicate the students’ perceptions of the secondary program, to the secondary faculty and administration. This would be a great time to sit down with your child and discuss each class with him/her. Secondary parents are also welcome to provide input at this time. Simply print out the Secondary Student Survey and turn it in to Mr. Whitling’s box.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

 

Operation: Piano Restoration

Hello all,
     Clint Hughes here, for the Logos Benefit.  I wanted to remind you that Operation: Piano Restoration is back on this Saturday, Feb, 25 from 10am-1pm.  There will be work for all ages.  I also had an immediate need for anyone with a little extra time.  We now have benefit posters!  Please join me in thanking Ed and Jessica Evans for the professional and eye-catching design, and EMSI for printing them for us.  They were designed to hang in the local businesses and highlight the concert and the piano auction.  With the jazz festival going on this weekend, it would be great if we could get them up in the next couple of days.  They will be available in the Logos office, so please take as many as you can handle and put them up in the local restaurants, grocery stores, the public squares, etc., anywhere the people will be out and about this weekend.  Thank you!
In His grip,
Clint Hughes

Parking at Logos School

Dear Parents,

    Thank you VERY much for the many good suggestions you sent to me regarding ways to improve the safety and efficiency of our traffic patterns at Logos. After considering your input and that of Mr. Whitling, as well as my own observations, I have constructed some specific rules for our students and our drivers. Please open and print out the Rules and the Map (below). If you drive to school at all, you should familiarize yourself with them. We will begin enforcing these as soon as possible.

    As you will notice, we will be posting Guards in the school lot in the morning and afternoon. However, we need volunteers to be the afternoon Guard up in the gym lot. The time slot each school day would be from 3:10 – 3:30, during peak pick-up time. Please email me if you would be willing to take a day or more each week.

   Let’s put these rules into action and see how that goes. Again, thank you for your consideration, patience and input as we continue to try to make every part of Logos School a safe place for your children!
Blessings,
Tom Garfield

Superintendent

 

Traffic Rules

Parking Map

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – #22

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – #22

 

General

Pulling the Plug on the Principal’s Page: Now that the new school website is up and running, we will be shutting down the Principal’s Page. Please be sure to visit the new site and check it out. One new feature that is especially helpful is the Calendar. Now parents and students will have access to extra-curricular practices, games, and other school events all in one place.

 

Mountain Christian League Basketball Tournament: The first games of the tournament will take place this Friday. The girls start off at 11:30 AM (in the PCS gym) and the boys begin at 1:15 PM (at Logos). The tournament bracket is posted on the website. Students are welcome to wear their game day shirts and nice jeans to school on Friday. Admission to all tournament games is free, so come out and watch some good basketball this weekend.

 

Elementary

2nd Grade Play: The second graders will be performing this Friday. The show will open at 8:35 AM with a recitation by the 3rd grade. All are welcome.

 

Secondary

Knights’ Festival: Please check the school website for upcoming Knight’s Festival information. Students have been signing up for competitions this week.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosschool.com/

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – #20

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – #20

 

Elementary

Front Parking Lot: Parents, please be sure to pull as far forward as possible when dropping your children off before school. The entry ramp is slick this time of year and we need to make room for other cars coming up.

 

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 2nd.  Lists and rules are posted on the Principal’s Page.

 

2/3 Combination Class Play: The play will open with a recitation by the 6th grade this Friday morning at 8:35. All are welcome!

 

Secondary

Knights’ Festival: Please check the Principal’s Page for upcoming Knight’s Fest. information. Entertainment proposals are due to Mr. Carnahan this Friday.

 

Secondary Assembly: Mr. Loren Euhus will be speaking to the secondary students this Thursday morning about Christian liberty (electives are cancelled for the day). All are welcome.

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – #19

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – #19

General

Snow News: Check the Principal’s Page for information on school closure.
Updates are made by 7:00 a.m.

Elementary

Front Parking Lot: Parents, please be sure to pull as far forward as
possible when dropping your children off before school. The entry ramp is
slick this time of year and we need to make room for other cars coming up.

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school
spelling bee February 2nd. Lists and rules are posted on the Principal’s
Page.

Secondary

Knights’ Festival: Please check the Principal’s Page for upcoming Knight’s
Fest. information.

For more information about the school please visit

http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

Snow News

SCHOOL CLOSURES

1. Should we get snow in vast amounts this winter and if some morning you are not sure if we will be opening due to snow, please take the following actions:

a. Do NOT assume that we will close if any or all of the local government schools or other private schools close. Each school makes its own determination. We will attempt to stay open as much as possible. We are here to provide your student a valuable education and we are committed to doing that every day we can physically open the school and provide a safe environment.

b. Please check the school website for the latest news. We will make a decision by 7:00 am and get that up as quickly as possible.

c. Should we close, Mr. Garfield will also contact radio stations KRPL 1400AM and 106FM to ask them to announce our closing (no doubt along with many other schools!).

d. If there is no notice on our website and/or the radio, you may safely assume we will be open. Nevertheless, if you determine that it would not be safe to bring your child, please remain at home. We will help your child make up any missed work.

2. We also realize that, although we may be open, bad weather may prevent some of our long-distance families from getting in to school. If that becomes the case, we will do our best to help the kids make up any missed work.

SNOW DRIVING TIPS

1. When driving into either of the Logos parking lots on snow/ice-covered roads, please pull forward as far and as quickly as possible before stopping. This helps others behind you by not having to stop on the hill, and then having to slide back down. This is true for both Baker and A street lots.

2. Be sure to signal adequately when turning off of A street into our gym parking lot – the potential for rear-end collisions there is high at any time.

Thank you for your cooperation with these adjustments we need to make for winter. May God grant us all a safe and productive winter.

Tom Garfield, Superintendent

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – #17

Logos School Update – 2011/12 – #17

 

General

Hall Closet: Many of you are aware that Hall Closet Uniforms is closing. The folks at Hall Closet have been great to work with and we are sorry to see them go. For short term needs, Nelson School Supply (in Boise) has purchased the website and remaining inventory from Hall Closet. You can order from the regular Hall Closet site and they will ship direct.

 

Reregistration: Current family reregistration will take place in January for the 2012-13 school year. Look for an email from the school soon.

 

Elementary

Readers as Leaders: The U of I included many of our elementary classes in a reading program in a retro-active sort of way. Shirts will be distributed in participating classrooms this Friday. The annual Readers as Leaders kickoff game is scheduled for this Saturday, January 7th  when the Vandal Men’s Basketball team takes on Fresno State at 3 p.m. in the Cowan Spectrum (Kibbie Dome). Students with a Readers as Leaders T-shirt will receive FREE admission to the game (when accompanied by an adult) and their parents/guardians can purchase tickets for $5. FYI, teachers and staff will also be receiving T-shirts and can get into the game for FREE as well.

 

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 2nd.  Lists and rules will be posted on the Principal’s Page this week.

 

Secondary

CTP-4 Testing: Our 7th – 11th graders will be taking their annual standardized tests next week. Please avoid any absences if possible. Part-time students do not take these tests, see Mr. Carnahan regarding the schedule change.

 

 

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

 

Happy New Year!

 

Matt Whitling

 

 

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2011/12 – Summer #4

General

Dress Uniform: The first day of school will be a dress uniform day (see handbook for details).  Students will not need to wear their dress uniforms on Friday of the first week.  Uniform days will occur only once a week due to laundering considerations.

2011-12 Information: Please check the Principal’s Page for the updated school supply list, uniform guidelines, secondary fall schedule, etc…

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 15-16 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Elementary

New Elementary Family Orientation: For those parents who are new to the elementary or others who would like a refresher regarding “Life at Logos Elementary School”, you are cordially invited to our New Elementary Family Orientation.  It will take place next Friday, August 19 at 3:00 PM in the auditorium. Students and parents are welcome to attend.

Elementary Welcome Assembly: August 22 from 9:00-9:30 AM.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Elementary PE: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

Secondary

7th Grade (and new secondary family) Orientation: All 7th graders and their parents are welcome to attend 7th Grade Orientation next Friday, August 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  Any new secondary families are welcome to come also. This is a time to learn about life in junior high, receive textbooks, and get set for the new school year.

7th and 8th Grade PE: Be sure to bring your uniform and 2 pairs of shoes for PE each day (indoor and outdoor shoes).

Secondary Welcome Assembly: August 23 from 8:25-9:15 AM.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Sports Physicals: If you have a 9th or 11th Grade student who is planning to participate in sports this year, he/she will need to have a physical before the season begins (especially time sensitive for volleyball and cross country). See the Principal’s Page for the correct form to bring to your doctor.

11th Grade Class Choices:

Functions & Statistics or Pre-Calculus

During registration, juniors will need to select one of two math classes, Functions & Statistics or Pre-Calculus.  We recommend that students who averaged 85% or lower on their Algebra II exams take Functions & Statistics.  The Algebra II exam grade was supplied on last year’s report card.  If you don’t have this information handy, feel free to contact me.

Greek or Music

11th graders are allowed to choose between Greek and music for their M/W/F first period class. Those who have completed Latin in their 9th and 10th grade years have all of their required foreign language credits for graduation. Please note that beginning in 2013 graduates will need Greek in order to receive an honors diploma.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2011/12 – Summer #3

General

2011-12 Information: Please check the Principal’s Page for the updated school supply list, uniform guidelines, secondary fall schedule, etc…

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 15-16 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Elementary

Smaller Classes: Now that we have created a few new classes in the lower elementary, we are providing the opportunity for students in the larger classes (1st-Mrs. McIvor-18 students, 2nd-Mrs. Kimmell-22 students, and 3rd-Mrs. Jordan-23 students) to move to the new smaller classes (1st-Ms. Shaw-9 students, 2/3 Combo-Mrs. Bradley/Ms. Jones-10 students). Please contact the front office for details.

Elementary PE: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

Secondary

Sports Physicals: If you have a 9th or 11th Grade student who is planning to participate in sports this year, he/she will need to have a physical before the season begins (especially time sensitive for volleyball and cross country). See the Principal’s Page for the correct form to bring to your doctor.

Note: Some internet browsers have not been showing the ATHLETICS menu on the Principal’s Page. If you encounter this problem simply do a search for the words “Sports Physical Form” and then scroll down to the appropriate forms. We will work on making this easier in the future.

Senior Course Options: 12th Graders who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies, internships, or college courses) should be completing their proposals. These are due on August 8 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the Principal’s Page for details. There may be a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for more information.

11th Grade Choices:

Functions & Statistics or Pre-Calculus

During registration, juniors will need to select one of two math classes, Functions & Statistics or Pre-Calculus.  We recommend that students who averaged 85% or lower on their Algebra II exams take Functions & Statistics.  The Algebra II exam grade was supplied on last year’s report card.  If you don’t have this information handy, feel free to contact me.

Greek or Music

11th graders are allowed to choose between Greek and music for their M/W/F first period class. Those who have completed Latin in their 9th and 10th grade years have all of their required foreign language credits for graduation. Please note that beginning in 2013 graduates will need Greek in order to receive an honors diploma.

Tiered Diplomas: The school board has approved offering three different graduation diplomas beginning with the graduating class of 2012-13. This will allow Logos to offer the following diplomas:

Honors: for students who go above and beyond the call of duty in their studies

Standard: for students who meet the regular graduation requirements

Associate: for students who have joined Logos midway through high school

For specific graduation requirements click here.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

Logos School Update-2011/12-Summer #2

General

2011-12 Information: Please check the Principal’s Page for the updated school supply list, uniform guidelines, secondary fall schedule, etc…

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 15-16 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Please make time on one of these days for at least one parent to come by the front office for 15 minutes and register (students are not required to attend).  This cannot be done over the phone or via email as there are certain forms (immunizations, emergency forms, etc.) that need to be signed and updated before the first day of school.  The student/parent handbooks, locker lists, and more will be available to pick up at this time.  The top three elective choices for your secondary student need to be provided on one of these days (see the Principal’s Page for these selections).  All senior course choices must be provided at this time as well.  If you are planning to be out of town during registration, please come ASAP later that week to register (no early registrations, please.).

Elementary

Smaller Classes: Now that we have created a few new classes in the lower elementary, we are providing the opportunity for students in the larger classes (1st-Mrs. McIvor-19 students, 2nd-Mrs. Kimmell-23 students, and 3rd-Mrs. Jordan-23 students) to move to the new smaller classes (1st-Ms. Shaw-8 students, 2/3 Combo-Mrs. Bradley/Ms. Jones-9 students). Please contact the front office for details.

Elementary PE: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

Secondary

Sports Physicals: If you have a 9th or 11th Grade student who is planning to participate in sports this year, he/she will need to have a physical before the season begins (especially time sensitive for volleyball and cross country). See the Principal’s Page for the correct form to bring to your doctor.

Senior Course Options: 12th Graders who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies, internships, or college courses) should be starting to construct their proposals. These are due on August 8 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the Principal’s Page for details. There may be a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for more information.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2011/12 – Summer #1

Increased Enrollment

We have been blessed with ~90 new student applications for the 2011-12 school year, and we are excited to announce the following plans as we prepare for these new students:

1.      Ms. Laura Shaw has been hired to teach our second 1st Grade class. The plan is to have this class meet in the new portable that should be coming within the next few weeks. Laura has been a substitute teacher for the past few years and she was our afternoon secretary last year. She has been a great asset to the school for a number of years and we are looking forward to having her teach full-time this coming year.

2.      Mrs. Dianne Bradley (AM) and Ms. Chelsea Jones (PM) have been hired to teach our 2/3 Combo class. We are planning to have this class meet in the new portable as well. Dianne will continue to teach 6th grade in the afternoons.

3.      Mrs. Connie Kimmell will be teaching full time in our regular 2nd grade classroom in order to allow Chelsea to spend her afternoons teaching the 2/3 Combo.

4.      Now that we have created these two new classes, we are providing the opportunity for students in the larger classes (1st-Mrs. McIvor-19 students, 2nd-Mrs. Kimmell-23 students, and 3rd-Mrs. Jordan-23 students) to move to the new smaller classes (1st-Ms. Shaw-7 students, 2/3 Combo-Mrs. Bradley/Ms. Jones-8 students). Please contact the front office for details.

5.      Mrs. Jill Ross has been hired to teach Functions & Statistics to our 11th graders. Mrs. Ross earned her bachelor’s of science in Mathematics from the US Coast Guard Academy and a master’s degree in Operations Research at Stanford University. She is passionate about teaching, has a strong background in math and we are excited to have her at Logos this coming year.

6.      Two of our current secondary teachers have added a few classes in order to move to full-time status: Mr. Loren Euhus will be teaching Apologetics, Biblical Interpretation, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2. Mrs. Carla Courtney will be teaching English 7, English 8, European History, Church History, and World Geography, and Mr. Wes Struble, who was already full-time, will be adding Geometry to his schedule of science classes.

7.      A few of our part-time secondary teachers have picked up a class or two as well: Ms. Melissa Dow will be teaching Rhetoric IV, Civics, Greek, and 7th Grade US History. Mr. Brian Kohl will be teaching Latin 7, Latin 8, and Classical History.

We are very grateful for the high caliber teachers that God has blessed the school with over the years, and we are confident that these new hires and adjustments will even further enhance the environment at Logos next year.

Elementary PE: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – Week #36

Elementary

Elementary Awards Ceremony: This Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 we will meet in the gym to distribute year-end awards to our 1st – 6th grade students. After the ceremony the students will return to their classrooms for a few minutes to receive their report cards and to say farewell. Students should wear their dress uniform for this event.

Elementary Field Day: Field Day is a parent drop-off and pick-up event.  Some families like to pack a picnic lunch and eat in the park and stay for the activities (races, tug-o-war, capture the flag, etc.). Play clothes are welcome! Rain cancels.

Secondary

Secondary Awards Night: Secondary Awards Night will take place May 26th at 7:00.  This is a time for secondary students and their families to come and participate as we acknowledge the good work that our students and staff have done. The school dress uniform or nice church clothes are appropriate attire for this event.

Summer League Basketball: Practice starts Tuesday, May 31 from 7-9 PM.  See the Principal’s Page for details.

General

Upcoming Events:

Secondary Final Exams                      May 23-26

Kindergarten Graduation                   May 25 from 8:35-9:00 AM

Elementary Awards Assembly           May 25 from 9:30-10:30 AM

Field Day                                            May 25 from 1-3 PM

Senior Assembly                                May 26 from 1-2 PM

Secondary Awards Night                   May 26 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Graduation Practice (seniors only)    May 27 from 10:00-11:00 AM

Graduation                                          May 28 @ 3 PM at the U of I

(Parents are welcome to attend all of these events, except for the final exams!)

Summer Camps: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps this year. We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

2011-12 Openings:

Algebra II: We are currently in need of a secondary math teacher to teach one class of Algebra II to our 10th graders. See Matt Whitling for details.

Janitor: Mrs. Carroll will be working full-time at Hall Closet Uniforms next year, and therefore we have a part-time janitorial opening in the afternoons. Mrs. Carroll has been a cheerful part of our staff for the past five years, and we are excited for her to have this full-time opportunity. See Tom Garfield for details on this opening.

Secretary (Afternoons): Miss Laura Shaw is interested in becoming a teacher in the near future, and therefore we have a part-time secretarial opening in the afternoons.  We will miss having Laura in the front office next year, but we are excited about her interest in teaching. See Tom Garfield for details on this opening.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – Week #35

Elementary

6th Grade Play: This Friday the 6th graders will be performing their final classroom play. The assembly will take place in the gym and will open with a 3rd grade recitation at 8:35.  All are welcome to attend!

Elementary Teacher Workday: Monday, May 23 is a teacher workday.  There will be no school for the elementary students that day. The secondary students will begin their finals at this time.

Secondary

Secondary Awards Night: Secondary Awards Night will take place May 26th at 7:00.  This is a time for secondary students and their families to come and participate as we acknowledge the good work that our students and staff have done. The school dress uniform or nice church clothes are appropriate attire for this event.

Finals Schedule: The secondary finals schedule for the spring semester has been posted on the Principal’s Page. Finals begin Monday, May 23rd.  Text book check-in will take place right before each final is administered.

Summer League Basketball: Practice starts Tuesday, May 31 from 7-9 PM.  See the Principal’s Page for details.

General

Upcoming Events:

6th Grade Bike Trip                            May 20

Secondary Final Exams                      May 23-26

Kindergarten Graduation                   May 25 @ 8:35 AM

Elementary Awards Assembly           May 25 @ 9:30 AM

Field Day                                            May 25 from 1-3 PM

Senior Assembly                                May 26 from 1-2 PM

Secondary Awards Night                   May 26 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Graduation Practice (seniors only)    May 27 from 10:00-11:00 AM

Graduation                                          May 28 3 PM at the U of I

(Parents are welcome to attend all of these events, except for the final exams!)

Summer Camps: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps this year. We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

2011-12 Openings:

Janitor: Mrs. Carroll will be working full-time at Hall Closet Uniforms next year, and therefore we have a part-time janitorial opening in the afternoons. Mrs. Carroll has been a cheerful part of our staff for the past five years, and we are excited for her to have this full-time opportunity. See Tom Garfield for details on this opening.

Secretary (Afternoons): Miss Laura Shaw is interested in becoming a teacher in the near future, and therefore we have a part-time secretarial opening in the afternoons.  We will miss having Laura in the front office next year, but we are excited about her interest in teaching. See Tom Garfield for details on this opening.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/2011 – WEEK #34

Elementary

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 13th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  See the schedule below for evening events:

Elementary Open House 6:30-7:25 PM

Art Auction 6:30 – 7:25 PM

Spring Concert (Elementary & Secondary) 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Open House/Spring Concert Timeline:

6:20 PM                   Secondary choir arrives and rehearses in the gym

6:30-6:50 PM           Elementary students walk their parents and grandparents through classrooms

6:50-7:25 PM           Both choirs rehearse in the gym. Parents visit the art auction

7:30-8:30 PM           Spring Concert in the gym

Both elementary and secondary choir members should wear their dress uniform for this event. This is a good opportunity to invite folks who may be interested in finding out more about Logos School. Please feel free to pass on the open invitation.

Enrollment: We are currently working to acquire two additional classrooms for the elementary next year. There are nine students on the waiting list for 1st grade and ten on the list for a potential 2nd/3rd combo class.

Secondary

Secondary Awards Night: Secondary Awards Night will take place May 26th at 7:00.  This is a time for secondary students and their families to come and participate as we acknowledge the good work that our students and staff have done.  8th Grade Promotion will be a part of this evening, but it will not be highlighted by having the students sitting on the stage and receiving “diplomas”.  The school dress uniform or nice church clothes are appropriate attire for this event.

Finals Schedule: The secondary finals schedule for the spring semester has been posted on the Principal’s Page.

General

Summer Camps: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps this year. We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

2011-12 Openings:

Math Teacher (7th Grade Pre-Alg, 8th Grade Alg. 1, 9th Grade Geometry, 10th Grade Alg. 2, 11th Grade Pre-Calc.): After teaching math at Logos for the past five years, Mr. Dale Courtney will be spending time next year helping his son, Joel, pursue an acting career in California. We are very grateful for the investment that Mr. Courtney has made in the lives of our students. He will be missed. See Matt Whitling for details on this opening. Applications will be accepted through May 13.

Janitor: Mrs. Carroll will be working full-time at Hall Closet Uniforms next year, and therefore we have a part-time janitorial opening in the afternoons. Mrs. Carroll has been a cheerful part of our staff for the past five years, and we are excited for her to have this full-time opportunity. See Tom Garfield for details on this opening. Applications will be accepted through May 13.

Secretary (Afternoons): Miss Laura Shaw is interested in becoming a teacher in the near future, and therefore we have a part-time secretarial opening in the afternoons.  We will miss having Laura in the front office next year, but we are excited about her interest in teaching. See Tom Garfield for details on this opening. Applications will be accepted through May 20.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – Week #33

Elementary

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 13th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  See the schedule below for evening events:

Elementary Open House 6:30-7:25 PM

Art Auction 6:30 – 7:25 PM

Spring Concert (Elementary & Secondary) 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Spring Concert Notes: Elementary and secondary students should meet in the gym at 6:20 PM in their dress uniforms. I realize that this is a few minutes before the open house begins, but we want our students to have enough time to practice with the full orchestra.

Enrollment: We are currently working to acquire two additional classrooms for the elementary next year. There are nine students on the waiting list for 1st grade and ten on the list for a potential 2nd/3rd combo class.

Secondary

Mock Trial: The Mock Trial A-Team will be traveling to Arizona this week to represent Idaho in the national championships. Pray for their safety and success.

Secondary Awards Night: Secondary Awards Night will take place May 26th at 7:00.  This is a time for secondary students and their families to come and participate as we acknowledge the good work that our students and staff have done.  8th Grade Promotion will be a part of this evening, but it will not be highlighted by having the students sitting on the stage and receiving “diplomas”.  The school dress uniform or nice church clothes are appropriate attire for this event.

Finals Schedule: The secondary finals schedule for the spring semester has been posted on the Principal’s Page.

General

Summer Camps: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps this year. We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

2011-12 Openings:

Math Teacher (7th Grade Pre-Alg, 8th Grade Alg. 1, 9th Grade Geometry, 10th Grade Alg. 2, 11th Grade Pre-Calc.): After teaching math at Logos for the past five years, Mr. Dale Courtney will be spending time next year helping his son, Joel, pursue an acting career in California. We are very grateful for the investment that Mr. Courtney has made in the lives of our students. He will be missed. See Matt Whitling for details on this opening.

Janitor: Mrs. Carroll will be working full-time at Hall Closet Uniforms next year, and therefore we have a part-time janitorial opening in the afternoons. Mrs. Carroll has been a cheerful part of our staff for the past five years, and we are excited for her to have this full-time opportunity. See Tom Garfield for details on this opening.

Applications are available at the front office, and they will be accepted through May 13.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – Week #32

Elementary

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 13th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  See the schedule below for evening events:

Elementary Open House 6:30-7:25 PM

Art Auction 6:30 – 7:25 PM

Spring Concert (Elementary & Secondary) 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Secondary

Mock Trial: The Mock Trial A-Team will be traveling to Arizona next week to represent Idaho in the national championships.

Northwest History Trip: The 8th graders are currently on the Northwest History Trip. They will return home Friday night.

General

Summer Camps: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps this year. We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

2011-12 Openings:

Math Teacher (7th Grade Pre-Alg, 8th Grade Alg. 1, 9th Grade Geometry, 10th Grade Alg. 2, 11th Grade Pre-Calc.): After teaching math at Logos for the past five years, Mr. Dale Courtney will be spending time next year helping his son, Joel, pursue an acting career in California. We are very grateful for the investment that Mr. Courtney has made in the lives of our students. He will be missed. See Matt Whitling for details on this opening.

Janitor: Mrs. Carroll will be working full-time at Hall Closet Uniforms next year, and therefore we have a part-time janitorial opening in the afternoons. Mrs. Carroll has been a cheerful part of our staff for the past five years, and we are excited for her to have this full-time opportunity. See Tom Garfield for details on this opening.

Applications are available at the front office, and they will be accepted through May 13.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/2011 – Week #31

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 13th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  See the schedule below for evening events:

Elementary Open House 6:30-7:25 PM

Art Auction 6:30 – 7:25 PM

Spring Concert 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Summer Camps: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps this year. We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

Midterms come home Wednesday for elementary students and Thursday for secondary.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/2011 – Week #30

4th Grade Play: This Friday the 4th graders will be performing President Theodore Roosevelt’s Childhood. The show will open with a short recitation by the 2nd graders at 8:35.  All are welcome to attend.

Summer Camps: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps this year. We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – Week #29

Elementary

SAT Testing: Next week we will be administering Stanford Achievement Tests in grades 1-6 and the Metropolitan Readiness Test in Kindergarten.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time if at all possible.

Secondary

Mock Trial: Congratulations to the Mock Trial A Team. They came in 1st place in the State Mock Trial championships. They’ll be traveling to Arizona in April to represent Idaho in the national championships. Way to go!

Pleiades Poetry Contest: Congratulations to Sonya and Will Isenberg for being recognized as “Star” poets by the Moscow Pleiades Club! They will be honored, along with their teachers and family, at a reception at the 1912 Center on April 17. Well done!

Boarding Opportunity: We have accepted a high school student from Korea for the 2011-12 school year.  She is hoping to board with a Christian family in Moscow.  Her family understands that this would be a situation in which they would pay for room and board and that the housing arrangements would not be managed by Logos School. Please consider whether you would be interested in opening your home to Rebekah Kim.

Rebekah Kim is 15 years old (9th Grade), desires to graduate from Logos, and attend college in the United States.  She is an American citizen (born in LA while her father was studying at UCLA) and is very comfortable and competent in English. She is highly motivated to excel in her studies.  She has been home schooled in South Korea for the past few years, since both she and her parents became convinced of the necessity for a thoroughly Christian education. Rebekah was in the same home school group as our very own Michael Kwon (Logos 10th Grade). Rebekah’s debate coach provided the following recommendation, “I’d say that, in over 20 years of providing debate education in 5 different countries, that Rebekah is one of the most intelligent, well-spoken, well-read, and mature students I’ve ever met; and that includes my 6 former Korean students who went to Harvard, Yale and Princeton.” Her parents, Seongsu and Juhee Kim are currently looking for a boarding situation for their daughter.  If you have any interest in boarding Rebekah, please contact her parents at sk2@snu.ac.kr

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – Week #28

Elementary

3rd Grade Play: The 3rd Grade will be performing The Raven and the Ring this Friday at 8:35 am. The show will open with a kindergarten recitation. All are welcome to attend.

SAT Testing: Next week we will be administering Stanford Achievement Tests in grades 1-6 and the Metropolitan Readiness Test in Kindergarten.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time if at all possible.

Secondary

Mock Trial: Congratulations to the Mock Trial A Team. They came in 1st place in the State Mock Trial championships. They’ll be traveling to Arizona in April to represent Idaho in the national championships. Way to go!

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/2011 – WEEK #27

General

JH Drama Production: Oliver Twist will be showing this Friday at 7:00 PM and Saturday at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. All are welcome to attend.

Elementary

2011-12 Afternoon Kindergarten Teacher: I am very pleased to announce that the board has hired a second kindergarten teacher for our afternoon class. Anita Merkle comes to Logos with 34 years of kindergarten teaching experience. She is moving this summer from Boise where she currently teaches at Ambrose School, one of our classical Christian sister schools. She is a superb teacher who comes highly recommended. The plan is to have the afternoon class meet from 12:30-3:10 PM each day, but there is a possibility that it could meet in the morning if we are able to acquire enough portable classroom space over the summer. We’ll keep you posted!

Morning and Afternoon Kindergarten Rosters: Now that we have an afternoon teacher, families who are registered for the morning class have the opportunity to switch to a smaller class with more individualized attention in the afternoon. If we do have a few families who are willing to do this, it will also create a great situation by decreasing the student to teacher ratio in the morning class. Please let me know if you would like to make this change. Here are the current rosters:

Morning: Beauchamp, Casebolt, Cothren, Crapuchettes, Daniels, Driskill, Grauke, Grieser, Griffith, Hicks, Igielski McMurray, Miller, Mortimore, Nason, Rathbun, Rench, Rheingans, Story, Vivar

Afternoon: Becker, Breese, Carnahan, Hewitt, Jankovic, Rastogi, Soderberg

2011-12 Lower Elementary Enrollment: Due to the number of applications that we have for 1st -3rd grade, we are currently making plans to open additional classes. Stay tuned for more details.

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 24 & 25: We are looking forward to meeting with you after spring break.

Secondary

Mock Trial: Both of our teams are heading to the state championships today!

Knowledge Bowl: Congratulations to the Knowledge Bowl team. They came in 4th place in the State Knowledge Bowl championships. Well done!

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – Week #26

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – Week #26

General

Fight’n Knight Shirts: Students in the elementary and secondary are allowed to wear their Fight’n Knight shirts and nice jeans to school this Thursday in celebration of secondary Knight Day.

Teacher Work Day: This Friday, March 11, will be a teacher work day.  Teachers will be working on grades and comments for the 3rd quarter report cards.  There will be no school this day.

Elementary

2011-12 Enrollment: Due to the number of applications that we have for next year, we are currently making plans to open an afternoon Kindergarten class. We are also facing a similar situation in 1st and 2nd grades, and there is a possibility that we may open a 1st and 2nd combination class. Stay tuned for more details.

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 24 & 25: We are looking forward to meeting with you after spring break.

Secondary

Knight Day: This Thursday, March 10th, is Knight Day in the secondary.  This is a seminar-type day in which students attend plenary talks and select from a wide array of academic and recreational workshops.  This year’s theme is Vocation. See this link for a detailed agenda of the day. Lunch is provided!

Benefit Concert: The Logos 30th Birthday Benefit Concert is set to begin at 7:00 pm on Friday night, March 11. The show will have professional lighting, sound and recording, as well as be web-cast live!

Secondary Student Surveys: This week we will be asking the secondary students to complete a brief survey for each class that they are enrolled in. This survey is designed to communicate the students’ perceptions of the secondary program, to the secondary faculty and administration. This would be a great time to sit down with your child and discuss each class with him/her. Secondary parents are also welcome to provide input at this time. Simply print out the Secondary Student Survey and turn it in to Mr. Whitling’s box in the front office this Friday.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/2011 – WEEK #25

Elementary

2011-12 Enrollment: Due to the number of applicants that we have for next year, we are currently making plans to open an afternoon Kindergarten class. We are also facing a similar situation in 1st and 2nd grades, and there is a possibility that we may open a 1st and 2nd combination class. Stay tuned for more details.

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 24 & 25: Conference sign-up sheets will be coming home over the next few days. We are looking forward to meeting with you after spring break.

Name on the Board: One of our assembly sayings is, “If your name’s on the board…go make it right.”  The goal is to teach students to take responsibility and deal with sin faithfully.  Toward that end, my teaching and encouragement has been that when a student gets his name on the board that he go, at the next convenient time (recess, lunch, after school), and ask forgiveness of his teacher for whatever he did.  In addition to this, our household policy is that if one of my kids gets his name on the board in class, he comes and tells me right after school.  If your household discipline leans toward requiring your kids to take this responsibility and make things right, then making excuses, hiding the sin, or spinning the story will just not pay off.

Secondary

Knight Day: Next Thursday, March 10th, is Knight Day in the secondary.  This is a seminar-type day in which students attend plenary talks and select from a wide array of academic and recreational workshops.  This year’s theme is Vocation.  More information will be coming out next week!

Knowledge Bowl: Congratulations to the high school knowledge bowl team for winning the regional competition. This is the 15th year in a row that we will be going to state!

Mock Trial: Congratulations to the high school mock trial teams for taking 1st and 3rd in the regional competition. This is the 16th year in a row that our mock trial teams will be going to state!

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – #22

General

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Friday is the first day of the MCL High School Basketball Tournament.  Our first game is Friday at 3:15 in our gym.  Students and staff are welcome to wear their Fight’n Knight t-shirts and nice jeans to school on Friday.

Afternoon Kindergarten: Due to the number of applications that we have for 2011-12, we are currently making plans to open an afternoon Kindergarten class. Stay tuned for more details.

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home

Colds: Please keep your child at home if he has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his ability to perform in school (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy).

Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): Follow your doctor’s advice for returning to school.

Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and / or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.

Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees.  The child can return to school after he has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

Logos School Update – 2010/2011 – #20

General

Lower Elementary Enrollment: We are seeing a good number of new applications for next year in Preschool through 3rd grade. If you have children you are hoping to enroll for the first time, it may be wise to turn your application in soon.

Re-registration: Re-registration is currently taking place online. To reserve a spot for your current Logos student, please follow this link: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dE92b2loRlRTTXh2LWJXdWxMLW1GUHc6MQ#gid=0

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 3rd.

Grandparents’ Day & Spring Concert: We are hoping to move Grandparents’ Day and the Spring Concert from May 6 to May 13. Please contact me within the next few days if this would conflict with the traveling plans of any grandparents who are coming from out of town for this event.

Secondary

Physics & Calculus: Students who pass pre-calculus as juniors are allowed to take calculus their senior year. In order to be in physics you also must be enrolled in calculus, due to the integration between the two classes. A few parents have expressed an interest in having their children exposed to physics next year even though they are currently not enrolled in pre-calculus as juniors. The secondary staff put their heads together and we’ve come up with the following solutions:

1. During the summer between 11th and 12th grade, students are welcome to enroll in a college pre-calculus class or hire an approved tutor to guide their student through pre-calculus. If the student is successful in working through this material (70% or better), he would be allowed to take calculus and physics in 12th grade.

2. Seniors will be allowed to audit Physics and receive credit toward an independent study next year (Students who are auditing the class are not eligible for the physics trip.).

Please contact me if you would like to discuss these options further.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

Logos School Update 2010/2011 #19

General

Re-registration is currently taking place online. To reserve a spot for your current Logos student, please follow this link: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dE92b2loRlRTTXh2LWJXdWxMLW1GUHc6MQ#gid=0

Elementary

Kindergarten Play: This Friday the Kindergarteners will be performing their first classroom play (not one to miss).  The show opens with a 6th grade recitation at 8:35.  All are welcome.

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 3rd.

Secondary

Physics & Calculus: Students who pass pre-calculus as juniors are allowed to take calculus their senior year. In order to be in physics you must also be enrolled in calculus, due to the integration between the two classes. A few parents have expressed an interest in having their children exposed to physics next year even though they are currently not enrolled in pre-calculus as juniors. The secondary staff put their heads together and we’ve come up with the following solutions:

1. During the summer between 11th and 12th grade, students are welcome to enroll in a college pre-calculus class or hire an approved tutor to guide their student through pre-calculus. If the student is successful in working through this material (70% or better), he would be allowed to take calculus and physics in 12th grade.

2. Seniors will be allowed to audit Physics and receive credit toward an independent study next year (Students who are auditing the class are not eligible for the physics trip.).

Please contact me if you would like to discuss these options further.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – #18

General

Len Jordan’s Memorial Service: Len’s service will take place on Sunday the 16th at 2:00 PM in the Knight’s Court. All are welcome.

Uniform Mini Skirts: Just a friendly dress code reminder.  Girls’ skirts and jumpers must be knee-length or longer.  Some skirts that were knee-length at the beginning of the year may look more like a cheerleader’s uniform today.

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 3rd.

Secondary

CTP-4 Testing: Our 7th – 11th graders are taking their annual standardized tests this week. Please avoid any absences if possible. Part-time students do not take these tests, see Mr. Carnahan regarding the schedule change.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – #17

General

Home Basketball Games: There are a few home basketball games this week. Check the Principal’s Page for details.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Friday students are welcome to wear either their Fight’n Knight shirts and nice jeans or the regular school uniform.  Friday is the first home game (on a weekday) for our boys varsity basketball team.

Len Jordan’s Memorial Service: Len’s service will take place on Sunday the 16th at 2:00 PM in the Knight’s Court. All are welcome.

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 3rd.  Lists will come home this week. The rules are included below.

Secondary

CTP-4 Testing: Our 7th – 11th graders will be taking their annual standardized tests next week. Please avoid any absences if possible. Part-time students do not take these tests, see Mr. Carnahan regarding the schedule change.

Snow Clothing Guidelines

1. Students are not to wear snow clothes in the classroom (hats, scarves, jackets, snow pants, etc…).

2. Snow boots are allowed in the classrooms as long as they have been sufficiently stomped and cleaned prior to entering the building.

3. Parents of younger students, please have your child practice putting his own snow clothes on, otherwise it can take half of recess just getting dressed!  Thank you.

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

Spelling Bee Rules:

1. The competitors will be given a practice round to acquaint them with the procedures and give them a chance to relax. No one will be eliminated during the practice round.

2. Each competitor, after being given a word, should SAY the word, SPELL the word, and then SAY it again. If the word is mispronounced, the spellmaster should correct the student (Homonyms should automatically be put into a sentence or accompanied with a definition).  This SAY-SPELL-SAY procedure must be followed to ensure that: (1) the speller understands the correct word, and (2) the judges know when the spelling is complete and no more letters will be added.  The head judge will stop the student if he fails to pronounce the word before spelling, or if it is pronounced incorrectly.  NOTE: Failure to say-spell-say will not in itself eliminate the speller from competition, but it will reduce the chances of correct spelling and/or the ability to arbitrate.

3. Contestants must speak clearly and loudly.  The spellmaster’s decision is final in determining the correctness of the spelling, which may be misunderstood if not spoken clearly.

4. The contestant may, before beginning to spell, ask for a definition of the word, ask for the word to be used in a sentence, and/or ask for the word to be repeated.  Requests will be granted until the officials agree that the word has been made reasonably clear to the speller.  If a student takes unreasonable advantage of this opportunity, he will be advised by the spellmaster to say the word and begin spelling.

5. If the word is a proper noun, the spellmaster must say “proper noun” after the word is given so that the student will know to say “capital” at the beginning of the word.  It does not disqualify the student, however, if he forgets to say “capital” but spells the word correctly.

6. If there are two words, e.g. Rocky Mountains, the student should say “space” between the words.  No penalty will be incurred if the student does not say “space.”

7. Books of the Bible that have a Roman numeral in front of them, e.g. I, II, or III John, should only be used as the name. The student should not be required to say or spell “first”, “second”, etc.

8. Words should be selected in a planned sequence, without regard to the perceived ability of the student. The student will have 30 seconds to spell the word from the time he begins the word. Once a word is started, the student may start over, but may only use the letters originally stated; no letter changes are allowed.

9. No talking will be allowed among contestants or between contestants and members of the audience.  If a contestant receives assistance from anyone in the audience, he will be disqualified.  The audience is also requested to remain seated until a break, to avoid confusing or distracting the contestants.

10. When a word is misspelled, the spellmaster will say, “That is incorrect,” then correctly spell the word for the contestant, and give the next word to the next speller.  However, when only two spellers remain, the procedures will follow rules #12 and #13.

11. Rounds will continue, with a written record of which students went down in which round, until four students remain. Then it will be announced that third and fourth places will be determined by the next two contestants to go out.

12. When only two spellers remain, the spellmaster will pause to announce the change of elimination procedures.  At that point, when one contestant misspells a word, the other contestant shall be given an opportunity to spell that same word.  If the second contestant spells that word correctly, plus the next word on the spellmaster’s list, then the second contestant shall be declared the champion.

13. At any point in the bee, if the competitors exhaust the word list for that grade, the spellmaster is to use words from the next highest grade’s list. If, after a number rounds, no one has been eliminated, the spellmaster is to switch to the next higher grade’s word list. This applies even when there are only two competitors remaining.

14. The names and places of the top four winners should be turned in to the principal right after the bee.

15. The top two place winners in 3rd  – 6th  grade will compete in a School Championship Bee. This will determine the Champion Speller of the school.


LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – #16

General

Christmas Program: The Preschool – 10th grades will be performing at the Christmas Program, December 16 at 7:00 PM in the gym.

  • Attire for performers is the Logos dress uniform (young ladies may wear a special Christmas dress if desired, and young men are welcome to wear blazers).
  • There will be a rehearsal for grades Preschool-10th this Thursday afternoon from 2:30-3:20.  I realize that this is not during the regular school day for our preschool and kindergarten, but it would be a huge help to have everyone there.
  • Elementary students should meet at 6:45 PM in their classrooms and secondary students at 6:00 PM in the auditorium on the night of the program.
  • Preschoolers and Kindergarteners will meet their parents at the back of the gym after they perform and sit with their parents for the rest of the program.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Friday students are welcome to wear either their Fight’n Knight shirts and jeans or the regular school uniform.  Friday is Trivia Day for the secondary and most of the elementary students will have worn their dress uniforms Thursday evening in the Christmas Program.

Secondary

1st Semester Finals Schedule: see the Principal’s Page for details.

Finals Party: In order to celebrate the end of finals week, there will be a pizza party this Friday for all staff and secondary students. Girls bring a dessert, guys bring drinks.

Merry Christmas!

Matt Whitling

Logos School Update – 2010/11 – #15

General

Finish Strong: There are only 1½ weeks left in the 2nd quarter.  Encourage your kids to finish strong. Check the principal’s page for the secondary finals schedule.

Christmas Program: The preschool – 10th grades will be performing at the Christmas Program, December 16 at 7:00 PM in the gym.  Attire for performers is the Logos dress uniform (young ladies may wear a special Christmas dress if desired, and young men are welcome to wear blazers).

Elementary

1st Grade Assembly: This Friday the 1st graders will be performing the Christmas Story.  The show will open with a Latin recitation at 8:35 AM.  All are welcome to attend.

Secondary

Poetry Out Loud: 10th – 12th Grade students will be choosing their Poetry Out Loud poems over the next few weeks, stay tuned for more information.

1st Semester Finals Schedule & 2nd Semester Electives: see the Principal’s Page for details.

Plan Test: This Friday morning the 10th graders will be taking the PLAN Test.  See Mr. Carnahan for details.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

Logos School Updates – 2010/11 – #13

General

Thanksgiving Vacation: There will be no school next week.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Snow Boots: Elementary and secondary students are welcome to wear snow boots during the snow season (when it comes).

Note: Mr. Jordan’s talk on Thursday at lunch has been canceled. Please pray for the Jordans as Len’s headaches have significantly increased over the past few days.

Elementary

Winter Clothes: Be sure to send your children to school with warm clothes.  We will have recess outside unless it is raining hard or below 20 degrees.  This may be a good time to make sure that winter clothing is labeled – just in case!

2nd and 3rd Grade PE?: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching a PE class in the second semester, please contact me soon.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes. At this point, we are in need of volunteers for 2nd and 3rd grade.

Elementary Parent Surveys: Please take a minute and fill out the attached Elementary Parent Survey.  Turn these in to Mr. Whitling’s box in the front office by Friday.

Secondary

Secondary Student Surveys: This week we will be asking the secondary students to complete a brief survey for each class that they are enrolled in. This survey is designed to communicate the students’ perceptions of the secondary program, to the secondary faculty and administrators. We value the students’ opinion, and our goal is to improve each year. This would be a great time to sit down with your child and discuss each class with him/her. Secondary parents are also welcome to provide input at this time. Simply print out the Secondary Student Survey which is attached to this email and turn it in to Mr. Whitling’s box in the front office this Friday.

Blue vs. White Scrimmage: The varsity boys basketball team will host an exhibition game the day after Thanksgiving, November 26 at 6:00 PM.  All are welcome to come and see this year’s squad go head to head in the Knight’s Court.  Admission is free.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – #12

Elementary

Homework-o-Meter: Please remember to fill these out over the course of the week and return them to the classroom teachers on November 15.  This helps us gauge the amount of homework our elementary students are doing each night.

Secondary

The Sound of Music: The show opens today and runs each night at 7:00 through Saturday, Nov 13. This is one of the most popular musicals of all time! It is appropriate for the entire family and includes many memorable songs. Over forty Logos students are involved in the production, which is directed by Tom Garfield. Ticket information is available at  logosschool.com, or by calling the school office, 882-1226.

Extracurricular Activities and Schoolwork: There are lots of great activities going on in the secondary (The Sound of Music, junior high boys basketball games, high school boys basketball tryouts, planning for Mock Trial, Knowledge Bowl, etc.).  At Logos, schoolwork comes first.  This means that students who participate in extracurricular activities will be held to the same standard as everyone else.  Students should look ahead, plan ahead, and redeem the time during busy seasons.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling


Logos School Update – 2010/11 – #11

GENERAL
Interschool Speech Meet: The interschool speech meet will take place November 5.  The elementary students who qualified will compete here at Logos and the secondary competitors will travel to the Oaks in Spokane.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Friday is the final day of the MCL Volleyball Tournament.  Fight’n Knight shirts and nice jeans are in. Inter-school speech meet competitors should be in dress uniform until the competition is over.

ELEMENTARY
Family Lunch Table: Parents are welcome to come and eat lunch with their students anytime.  We have a special Family Table devoted specifically for that.

Homework-o-Meter: Elementary Homework-o-Meters will come home this Friday with your children.  Please fill these out over the course of the next week and return them to the classroom teachers on November 15.  This helps us gauge the amount of homework our elementary students are doing each night.

NOTE FOR PARENTS
Tattling vs. Reporting
I was recently asked what the school’s position was on tattling vs. reporting. On this topic, and all others, the primary watershed is love.  A student who tells the authorities about a violation because he loves his brother (reporting) is on a completely different side of the mountain from one who tells in order to delight in the trouble that his brother will get in (tattling).

Elementary teachers are discussing the following guidelines with their students this week. Feel free to follow up at home.
Serious Situation (fighting, cheating, disrespect toward parents, foul language, etc.):
How to Respond: Students should confront the person and report the situation humbly “Either you can tell Mr. Kohl or I will.” There are some situations in which a student should skip the confronting part and simply report what has happened.

Minor Situation (cutting in line, eating rudely at lunch, talking in line, his arm is on my desk, etc.):
How to Respond: The first couple times that it happens, students should let love cover a multitude of sins. If this becomes a pattern (3+ times), students should confront the individual “Please stop putting your arm on my desk.” If the individual doesn’t stop, they should report the situation to their teacher who will take care of it.

GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING SICK CHILDREN HOME
Colds: Please keep your child at home if he has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his ability to perform in school (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy).

Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): Follow your doctor’s advice.

Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and / or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.

Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees.  The child can return to school after he has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010/11 – #10

GENERAL

Interschool Speech Meet: The interschool speech meet will take place November 5.  The elementary students who qualified will compete here at Logos and the secondary competitors will travel to the Oaks in Spokane.

ELEMENTARY

Coats: Please send your child dressed for the weather.  Students will go out to recess unless it is in the low teens or very wet.

SECONDARY

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: This Friday, October 29 is the speech meet.  Students should come in their dress uniforms for this event. There will be an awards assembly in which some of the superior speeches will be delivered at 2:30 in the auditorium.  All are welcome to attend.

Winter Activities: Winter is an exciting time in the secondary with knowledge bowl, mock trial, and basketball all starting up.  Mr. Carnahan is working hard to schedule these three activities so that there are very few conflicts between them.  If your child wants to participate in more than one of these events, it is important that he communicate this to his coaches before the season begins.

NOTE FOR PARENTS

The following message ran in today’s secondary announcements.  This might be a good opportunity to talk to your upper elementary and/or secondary student about his/her words, both spoken and written.

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. –Ephesians 5:4. Students, Consider your words and what they might say about you.  Some Christian kids think that if their language is half a step away from the “really bad stuff” they are OK.  Filthy talk, foolish talk, and crude joking stink because they are trying to, not because someone used a word from a prohibited list. Crap, Fricken and all their ugly little sisters live on the tongues of those who want that aroma to surround them.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #9

ELEMENTARY

Elementary Speech Meet: Wednesday, October 20.  Parents are welcome to attend.  No camcorders or younger siblings please.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Conferences will take place as scheduled on October 21st and 22nd for all elementary grades except one. 1st grade conferences will take place on October 28th and 29th due to Mrs. McIvor’s daughter’s wedding.

Report Cards: Elementary Report Cards will come home with your students this Wednesday afternoon.

SECONDARY

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: Next Friday, October 29 is the speech meet.  Students should come in their dress uniforms for this event. There will be an awards assembly in which some of the superior speeches will be delivered at 2:30 in the auditorium.  All are welcome to attend.

Report Cards: Secondary Report Cards will come home with your students this Thursday afternoon.

Protocol: Each year the high school students participate in the Logos Protocol program in which we teach the importance of manners and deference.  After teaching classes on proper dress, the art of conversation, table etiquette, and more, we create an enjoyable social event in which the students can practice and become comfortable with what they have learned.  Each year the juniors and seniors participate in High Protocol, a formal event, usually in the Spokane area.  The freshmen and sophomores participate in Low Protocol, a local semiformal event. This year’s High Protocol event will take place Wednesday, December 1st, at Hayden Lake and Coeur d’Alene.  We will begin the evening with a three course meal and toasting at the historic Clark House.  After dinner, we will drive down to the Coeur d’Alene Resort and enjoy a Christmas light cruise on the lake.  Our evening will wrap up with dessert at the Dockside Restaurant, overlooking the lake. Next Wednesday, the high school students will attend their first protocol training session, covering grooming and proper attire for semiformal and formal events. It is important to keep in mind that this is not the equivalent of “prom” or a date, it’s better. The young men will be assigned a young lady to escort for the first half of this event, and escorts will be changed at least once during the evening.

STUDY TIP FOR THE WEEK

From this point on, the speech meet judges will not have a copy of each student’s selection in front of them.  If your child misses a word or even a whole line from his selection, the best thing to do is – smile and keep on reciting.  If the student continues on confidently after a mistake, there’s a good chance that no one else will even notice.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #8

GENERAL

This Week: This week is the last week in the first quarter.  Encourage your child to finish strong!  Friday, October 15, is a teacher work day (no school for students).  Teachers will be wrapping up the first quarter (grades and report cards) and preparing for the second quarter.

Dress Uniforms: There will be no dress uniform day this week.

Speech Meet: Selections will be presented in class and graded on the judge’s sheet, this week in the elementary and next week in the secondary, as a last practice before the real meet.

Memorial Service: This Thursday school will be dismissed early so that families may attend the memorial service for Mrs. Bessie Wilson. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:40 and secondary students at 12:05.

ELEMENTARY

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Conferences will take place as scheduled on October 21st and 22nd for all elementary grades except one. 1st grade conferences will take place on October 28th and 29th due to Mrs. McIvor’s daughter’s wedding.

5th Grade Play: The 5th Graders will be performing Eros and Psyche this Thursday morning. The show will open with a Kindergarten recitation at 8:35. All are welcome!

STUDY TIP FOR THE WEEK

Plan ahead.  Sit down with your child on Saturday and read over the HAS (elementary) or the Weekly Test Schedule (secondary) together. Talk about the tests and assignments with your child so that he is prepared before the week begins.  A few minutes of discussion and study Saturday morning can help take the pressure off in the middle of the week when the circus is in full swing.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #7

GENERAL

Speech Meet: Elementary and Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are to be memorized this Friday, October 8th. Students will recite them in class for a grade.

ELEMENTARY

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Conferences will take place as scheduled on October 21st and 22nd for all elementary grades except one. 1st grade conferences will take place on October 28th and 29th due to Mrs. McIvor’s daughter’s wedding.

ELEMENTARY ROMANCE

Each year I make a point of speaking to the 4th – 6th grade students about a fascinating and sometimes delicate oxymoron – elementary romance.  I am very pleased to say that this has not been an issue that Logos elementary students have struggled with in recent memory nor do I have grave concerns this year.  My primary goal is that we maintain a positive school culture in which students do not feel pressure to grow up too fast in this area.  Over the course of the week I’ll stop in for this year’s installment, and I thought it would be good for you all to know what I had to say to the students and what my expectations are in this area.  First of all, the school policy for the elementary and secondary reads, “Public displays of affection are not permitted at school or school activities.”  My interpretation of a public display of affection is very narrow.  Any singling out of a person of the opposite sex, and anything that you could do to earn yourself the title of “an item” fall into this category.  The discussion with the 4th – 6th graders usually begins with me asking how old they are, and then following up by asking how old they think they will be when they get married.  After clarifying, for the sake of the boys, that most people do not wait until they are 37 to marry, we move on to the application.  The short form is that these students are a lifetime or more away from getting married, and any preliminary negotiations are absolutely inappropriate in the elementary.  I am strongly against silly talk about who likes whom, and I am thoroughly opposed to premature pairing up (in the elementary and secondary). There is far too much fun and hard work for us to keep ourselves occupied with to give attention to cheap soap operas.  Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #6

GENERAL

Fight’n Knight Shirts: The first home volleyball game (on a week day) will take place this Thursday, September 30.  Elementary and secondary students are allowed to wear their Fight’n Knight shirt (this year’s or last) and nice jeans (no rips, stains, etc…) or the regular school uniform.  The goal is to have students and parents stay in their Fight’n Knight shirts when they come to cheer for the volleyball girls. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt for your elementary student or a younger sibling, please see Mr. Carnahan in the registrar’s office.

Speech Meet: Elementary and Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are to be memorized Friday, October 8th.

Student Body Ball: There will be a ball sponsored by the Logos Student Body on October 1st in the gym. Elementary students will dance from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and secondary students from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Families are welcome and encouraged to come for the whole evening. $6 for an individual ticket and $20 for families. Refreshments will be provided.

ELEMENTARY

4th Grade Play: The 4th graders will be performing a play this Friday morning.  The show will open with a recitation by the 5th grade at 8:35 in the auditorium. All are welcome to attend.

STUDY TIP FOR THE WEEK

Every year I have conversations with parents about motivating their kids to do well in school.  Here are a few observations from The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis:

“The schoolboy beginning Greek grammar cannot look forward to his adult enjoyment of Sophocles as a lover looks forward to marriage or a general to victory.  He has to begin by working for marks, or to escape punishment, or to please his parents, or, at best, in the hope of a future good which he cannot at present imagine or desire.  His position, therefore, bears a certain resemblance to that of the mercenary; the reward he is going to get will, in actual fact, be a natural or proper reward, but he will not know that till he has got it.”

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #5

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #5

General

Speech Meet: Elementary and Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are to be memorized Friday, October 8th.

Secondary Bulletin: The secondary bulletin is read each day in 2nd period. If you would like to have a copy emailed to you, please contact the front office (logosmain@turbonet.com).

Elementary

Midterms: Midterms will come home with the elementary students this Wednesday.  Please sign the bottom portion and return by Friday.

Secondary

Midterms: Midterms will come home with the secondary students this Thursday.

Study Tip for the Week

One helpful way to teach your kids not to procrastinate is to ingrain in them the need to study at least Two Days Out.  Two Days Out means studying for Friday’s test on Wednesday and Thursday instead of simply the night before.  Studying for predictable subjects like spelling and Latin should be spread over the course of the entire week, but for other quizzes and small tests, especially in the secondary, Two Days Out helps form a pattern of planned investment rather than last minute gambling.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #4

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #4

General

Fight’n Knight Shirts: The first home volleyball game (on a week day) will take place Thursday, September 30.  Elementary and secondary students are allowed to wear their Fight’n Knight shirt (this year’s or last) and nice jeans (no rips, stains, etc…) or the regular school uniform.  The goal is to have students and parents stay in their Fight’n Knight shirts when they come to cheer for the volleyball girls. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt for your elementary student or a younger sibling, please see Mr. Carnahan in the registrar’s office.

Speech Meet: Elementary and Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are due to the classroom teacher this Friday, September 17.

Absences: Please be sure to contact the front office if your child is going to miss school for any reason.

Elementary

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts: 4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies.  Tryouts will take place this Thursday, September 16th @ 12:00 in the lunch room.  Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. See Mr. Whitling for a copy of the two songs.

6th Grade Play: The 6th graders will be performing The Taming of the Shrew this Friday morning.  The show will open with a recitation by the 3rd grade at 8:35 in the auditorium. All are welcome to attend.

Secondary

Team Pictures: Team pictures for XC and Volleyball will take place next Monday after school. Be sure to send your child’s uniform to school with them.

Study Tip for the Week

Encourage your children (1st-9th grade) to begin memorizing their speech meet parts early.  The dinner table is a great place to practice.  Start by having each child read through his selection, beginning and ending with the title and author.  The next night have them recite as much as they can, reading the remainder that has not been memorized yet.  By the time the speech meet comes around, the whole family will be ready to hit the stage and perform!

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #3

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #3

General

Enrollment for 2011-12: We are currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year.  If you would like to add your child to the enrollment pool, applications can be found at http://logosprincipalspage.com/?cat=14 . A number of applications have been submitted for next year’s preschool already.

Class Picture Day: This Friday is class picture day.  Students should wear their dress uniforms.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: The first home volleyball game (on a week day) will take place Thursday, September 30.  Elementary and secondary students are allowed to wear their Fight’n Knight shirt (this year’s or last) and nice jeans (no rips, stains, etc…) or the regular school uniform.  The goal is to have students and parents stay in their Fight’n Knight shirts when they come to cheer for the volleyball girls. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt for your elementary student or a younger sibling, please see Mr. Carnahan in the registrar’s office.

Speech Meet: Elementary and Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are due to the classroom teacher next Friday, September 17.

Elementary

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts: 4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies.  Tryouts will take place Thursday, September 16th @ 12:00 in the lunch room.  Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. See Mr. Whitling for a copy of the two songs.

Secondary

Secondary Back to School Night: This Friday from 7:00-9:00 PM we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day.  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Come and learn apologetics from Mr. Euhus, Classical Literature from Mrs. Merkle and PE from Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Whitling as we help provide a fuller picture of what your secondary student receives each day.

Study Tip for the Week

Busy dads need to have a system for staying in touch with how their kids are doing in school.  Don’t wait for the midterm progress report to come home and tell you how things are going.  Require your child to drop off all graded and returned school work at your spot at the dinner table right when he gets home (or some other convenient spot).  Before dinner you can look through the pile to check progress.  This will also give you the information required to ask intelligent questions during dinner about the topics that are being covered in school.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #2

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – #2

General

Enrollment for 2011-12: We are currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year.  If you would like to add your child to the enrollment pool, applications can be found at http://logosprincipalspage.com/?cat=14 . A few applications have been submitted for next year’s preschool.

Friday: This Friday we will begin our normal pattern of wearing our dress uniforms.  Sometimes it is tempting to want to slide into the weekend both mentally and physically.  By dressing up we want to remind ourselves and each other to finish strong.

Elementary

Elementary Back to School Night: Please save this Friday, September 3 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on your calendar.  Back to School Night is a time to meet your child’s teacher and find out more about the school and class. This event is for parents only, please.  Feel free to stay awhile afterward to enjoy fellowship and dessert!

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts: 4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies.  Tryouts will take place Thursday, September 16th @ 12:00 in the lunch room.  Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany. See Mr. Whitling for a copy of the two songs.

Secondary

Extra Curricular Activities & Attendance: With the first volleyball and cross country competitions right around the corner, this is a good time to clarify the guidelines for missed school work. If a student misses part of a day due to a planned extra-curricular event (leaving school early for an away game) all homework is still due that day and should be turned into his teacher’s box before departure. – Student/Parent Handbook

Secondary Back to School Night: On September 10 from 7:00-9:00 PM we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day.  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Come and learn apologetics from Mr. Euhus, Classical Literature from Mrs. Merkle and PE from Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Whitling as we help provide a fuller picture of what your secondary student receives each day.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

Logos School Update-2010-#4

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – Summer #4

GENERAL

Dress Uniform: The first day of school will be a dress uniform day (see handbook for details).  Students will not need to wear their dress uniforms on Friday of the first week.  Uniform days will occur only once a week due to laundering considerations.

ELEMENTARY

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching a PE class, please contact me soon.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes. At this point, we are in need of volunteers for 5th and 6th grade.

New Elementary Family Orientation: For those parents who are new to the elementary or others who would like a refresher regarding “Life at Logos Elementary School”, you are cordially invited to our New Elementary Family Orientation.  It will take place this Friday, August 20 at 3:00 PM in the auditorium.

Elementary Welcome Assembly: August 23 from 9:00-9:30 AM.  Parents are welcome to attend.

SECONDARY

7th Grade Orientation: All 7th graders and their parents are welcome to attend 7th Grade Orientation this Friday, August 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  This is a time to learn about life in junior high, receive textbooks, and get set for the new school year.

7th and 8th Grade PE: Be sure to bring your uniform and 2 pairs of shoes for PE each day (indoor and outdoor shoes).

Secondary Welcome Assembly: August 24 from 8:25-9:15 AM.  Parents are welcome to attend.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – Summer #3

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – Summer #3

GENERAL

2010-11 Information: Please check the Principal’s Page for the updated school supply list, uniform guidelines, secondary fall schedule, etc…

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 16-17 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Please make time on one of these days for at least one parent to come by the front office for 15 minutes and register (students are not required to attend).  This cannot be done over the phone or via email as there are certain forms (immunizations, emergency forms, etc.) that need to be signed and updated before the first day of school.  The student/parent handbooks, locker lists, and more will be available to pick up at this time.  The top three elective choices for your secondary student need to be provided on one of these days.  All senior course choices must be provided at this time as well.  If you are planning to be out of town during registration, please come ASAP later that week to register (no early registrations, please.).

ELEMENTARY

Elementary PE:  Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes. The following classes have volunteers:

Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade (1st, 5th, and 6th are still available).

SECONDARY

Senior Course Options (Due TODAY): Those who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies, internships, or college courses) need to submit their proposals today. These are due on August 9 to Mr. Whitling via email (mwhitling@gmail.com). See the following link for details.

http://logosprincipalspage.com/category/secondary/senior-course-offerings/

There are a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for details.

Extracurricular FYI: Every 9th and 11th grade student participating in an athletic activity must have a physical performed and this form http://logosprincipalspage.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/physicalexam.pdf

completed by the physician before the first day of practice.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – Summer #2

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – Summer #2

General

2010-11 Information: Please check the Principal’s Page for the updated school supply list, uniform guidelines, secondary fall schedule, etc…

New Afternoon Secretary: We are very pleased to announce that we have hired Miss Laura Shaw as our new afternoon secretary. She has been working in the office over the past few weeks and is off to a great start.  Please be sure to stop by and welcome her to Logos.

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 16-17 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Please make time on one of these days for at least one parent to come by the front office for 15 minutes and register (students are not required to attend).  This cannot be done over the phone or via email as there are certain forms (immunizations, emergency forms, etc.) that need to be signed and updated before the first day of school.  The student/parent handbooks, locker lists, and more will be available to pick up at this time.  The top three elective choices for your secondary student need to be provided on one of these days.  All senior course choices must be provided at this time as well.  If you are planning to be out of town during registration, please come ASAP later that week to register (no early registrations, please.).

School Day Upgrades: We have added 5 minutes to our 2nd period classes this year to allow for daily Bible reading in the secondary. By investing this time each day in each grade (plus a little extra in JH PE) our secondary students will read through the entire Bible between 7th and 12th grade.  The elementary students currently read through the Bible between 2nd and 6th grade.  This will fulfill the school board’s charge that Logos students read through the Bible at least twice before graduation. The timing change will result in the secondary day running from 8:25-3:20. The elementary day was slightly changed to 8:30-3:10 in order to balance the AM and PM proportion and to maintain consistency with the secondary pick-up times. We are excited about these changes and look forward to giving God’s Word an even more prominent place at Logos School.

Elementary

Elementary Music: We are very grateful to have Miss Allie Bradley back to teach our K-3rd grade music classes this year. She has also been hired to teach 4th grade music as well. Mr. Jonathan Erber has been hired to teach 5th and 6th grade music. Both Miss Bradley and Mr. Erber have been trained in the Kodaly music method and will be preparing our elementary students to work with Dr. Erb in the secondary.

Elementary PE: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes. The following classes have volunteers: Preschool, Kindergarten and 4th Grade.

Secondary

Senior Course Options: Those who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies, internships, or college courses) should be starting to construct their proposals. These are due on August 9 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the following link for details.http://logosprincipalspage.com/category/secondary/senior-course-offerings/ There are a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for details.

Extracurricular FYI: Every 9th and 11th grade student participating in an athletic activity must have a physical performed and this formhttp://logosprincipalspage.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/physicalexam.pdf completed by the physician before the first day of practice.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – Summer #1

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2010 – Summer  #1

General

2010-11 Information: Please check the Principal’s Page for the updated school supply list, uniform guidelines, secondary fall schedule, etc…

Elementary

4th grade: We are very pleased to welcome Mrs. Paula Jones as the full-time 4th grade teacher for the upcoming school year. Paula has been team teaching in 4th grade with Mrs. Janna Shaw for the past few years, and while we will miss Janna in the elementary, we are excited to have her teaching more in the secondary (Rhetoric I & O.T. Survey).

Elementary PE: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

Secondary

New Teachers: We are very pleased to welcome the following teachers to our secondary program.

Mr. Brian Kohl: Latin 7, 8, & Greek

Mrs. Rebekah Merkle: Classical Literature & British Literature

Mr. CJ Bowen: New Testament Survey

Miss Melissa Dow: Rhetoric IV & Civics

Miss Katie McDonald: US History & Classical History

We are grateful for the high caliber teachers that God has blessed the school with over the years, and we are confident that these new hires will even further enhance the environment at Logos next year.

Senior Course Options: Those who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies, internships, or college courses) should be starting to construct their proposals. These are due on August 9 to Mr. Whitling via email, or earlier if possible. See the following link for details.http://logosprincipalspage.com/category/secondary/senior-course-offerings/ There are a few opportunities for seniors to work in the Logos Elementary classes as part of an internship.  See Mr. Whitling for details.

Volleyball Camps: Just a reminder about the following camps. Registration is due July 19.

Girls’ VB Camp (ages 11-14) July 28 & 29

Girls’ VB Camp (ages 15-18) July 26 & 27

Extracurricular FYI: Every 9th and 11th grade student participating in an athletic activity must have a physical performed and this formhttp://logosprincipalspage.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/physicalexam.pdf completed by the physician before the first day of practice.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 35

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 35

General

Upcoming Events:

Secondary Final Exams                      May 24-27

Kindergarten Graduation                    May 26 @ 8:35 AM (auditorium)       Dress Uniform

Elementary Awards Assembly           May 26 @ 9:30 AM (gym)                 Dress Uniform

Field Day                                            May 26 from 1-3 PM (East City)        Play Clothes

Senior Assembly                                 May 27 from 1-2 PM (gym)                Reg. Uniform

Secondary Awards Night                   May 27 from 7:00-8:30 PM (gym)      Dress Up

Graduation Practice (seniors only)      May 28 from 10:00-11:00 AM           Casual

Graduation                                          May 29 3 PM at the U of I

(Parents are welcome to attend all of these events, except for the final exams!)

Open Gym is cancelled this week.

Summer Camps: Summer Camp registration is due two weeks before each camp begins.  The first camps start up next week.  See the Principal’s Page for details.

Elementary

Elementary Field Day: Field Day will be a parent drop-off and pick-up event.  Some families like to pack a picnic lunch and eat in the park and stay for the activities. We will be competing in our usual races and games during the afternoon.  Play clothes are welcome!

Secondary

Secondary Awards Night: Secondary Awards Night will take place May 27th at 7:00.  This is a time for secondary students and their families to come and participate as we acknowledge the good work that our students and staff have done.  Attire for students is dress uniform or nicer.

Finals Schedule: The secondary finals schedule for the spring semester has been posted on the Principal’s Page. Finals begin Monday, May 24th.  Text book check in will take place right before each final is administered.

Summer League Basketball: Practice starts Monday, May 31 from 7-9 PM.  See the Principal’s Page for details.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 34

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 34

General

Upcoming Events:

6th Grade Bike Trip                               May 21

Secondary Final Exams                      May 24-27

Kindergarten Graduation                   May 26 @ 8:35 AM

Elementary Awards Assembly         May 26 @ 9:30 AM

Field Day                                                   May 26 from 1-3 PM

Senior Assembly                                    May 27 from 1-2 PM

Secondary Awards Night                    May 27 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Graduation Practice (seniors only)May 28 from 10:00-11:00 AM

Graduation                                                May 29 3 PM at the U of I

Open Gym is cancelled this Wednesday.

Elementary

6th Grade Play: This Friday the 6th graders will be performing their final classroom play. The assembly will take place in the gym and will open with a 2nd grade recitation at 8:35.  All are welcome to attend!

Elementary Teacher Workday: Monday, May 24 is a teacher workday.  There will be no school for the elementary students that day. The secondary students will begin their finals at this time.

Secondary

Secondary Awards Night: Secondary Awards Night will take place May 27th at 7:00.  This is a time for secondary students and their families to come and participate as we acknowledge the good work that our students and staff have done.

Finals Schedule: The secondary finals schedule for the spring semester has been posted on the Principal’s Page. Finals begin Monday, May 24th.  Text book check in will take place right before each final is administered.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 33

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 33

General

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 7th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  The daily schedule is posted on the Principal’s Page. See the schedule below for evening events:

Elementary Open House 6:30-7:25 PM

Art Auction 6:30 – 7:25 PM

Spring Concert 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Spring Concert Notes: Secondary students should meet in the gym at 6:30 PM, elementary students at 7:00 PM.  Students should wear their dress uniforms for the performance.

Secondary

Mock Trial: The Mock Trial A Team will be traveling to Philadelphia this week to represent Idaho in the national championships. Please pray for their safety and success.

Secondary Awards Night: Secondary Awards Night will take place May 27th at 7:00.  This is a time for secondary students and their families to come and participate as we acknowledge the good work that our students and staff have done.  8th Grade Promotion will be a part of this evening, but it will not be highlighted by having the students sitting on the stage and receiving “diplomas”.  The school dress uniform or church clothes are appropriate attire for this event.

Finals Schedule: The secondary finals schedule for the spring semester has been posted on the Principal’s Page.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 32

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 32

General

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 7th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  See the schedule below for evening events:

Elementary Open House 6:30-7:25 PM

Art Auction 6:30 – 7:25 PM

Spring Concert 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Summer Camps & Summer School: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps (basketball, volleyball, mountain biking, sewing, science, etc…) and summer school classes (English, math, Latin, and Logic).  We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

2010-2011 School Calendar: Next year’s school calendar is posted on the Principal’s Page.

Secondary

Knowledge Bowl: The Knowledge Bowl team is on their way to Washington D. C. to compete in the National Science Bowl competition. Please pray for their safety and success!

Mock Trial: The Mock Trial A Team will be traveling to Philadelphia next week to represent Idaho in the national championships.

Northwest History Trip: The 8th graders are currently on the Northwest History Trip. They will return home Friday night.

Study Tip of the Week

(Review, due to upcoming Finals)

Over the past couple years we have had a few questions about the school’s policy regarding keeping old tests for younger siblings to use in subsequent years.  The short answer is, no.  Students who have access to the previous year’s tests and answers have a distinct and unfair advantage over the other students in the class.  Teachers, both in the elementary and secondary, provide review sheets before each test.  This is what the students should use (along with notes, previous work, etc.) as they prepare for tests.  At Logos, using someone else’s old test to study for your test is cheating.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 31

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 31

General

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 7th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  See the schedule below for evening events:

Elementary Open House 6:30-7:25 PM

Art Auction 6:30 – 7:25 PM

Spring Concert 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Summer Camps & Summer School: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps (basketball, volleyball, mountain biking, sewing, science, etc…) and summer school classes (English, math, Latin, and Logic).  We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

Open Gym: Basketball open gym this evening from 7-9 (5th grade and older).  Bring your own ball.

Elementary

All-Star Basketball Game: The elementary All-Star game will take place this Friday at Lunch (11:35-12:15).  Parents are welcome to come and cheer.

4th Grade Play: This Friday the 4th graders will be performing the second half of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The show will open with a performance by the 5th and 6th grade choir at 8:35.  All are welcome to attend.

Midterms come home Wednesday.

Secondary

Midterms come home Thursday.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 30

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 30

General

Summer Camps & Summer School: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps (basketball, volleyball, mountain biking, sewing, science, etc…) and summer school classes (English, math, Latin, and Logic).  We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

Open Gym: Basketball open gym this evening from 7-9 (5th grade and older).  Bring your own ball.

Elementary

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 is underway.  The final round of regular season games will take place this Friday at Lunch (11:35-12:15).  Parents are welcome to come and cheer.

SAT Testing: This week we are administering Stanford Achievement Tests in grades 1-6 and the Metropolitan Readiness Test in Kindergarten.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time if at all possible.

Secondary

Student Body Officers: This Thursday the candidates for class and student body office will be delivering “campaign” speeches.  Students will vote for these officers next Tuesday at lunch.

9th & 10th Grade Protocol:

  • Thursday, April 15th, third period in the auditorium, Mrs. Nancy Wilson will review with us and speak on How to be a Good Guest. Students will be dismissed on Thursday at 1:25 to prepare, and they should be back to the auditorium by 5:20 sharp.

We are looking forward to a wonderful meal at West of Paris on April 15th and Mr. Garfield and his cast have prepared a special Mystery Theater production after dinner. Parents who have signed up for the Mystery Theater should be in the auditorium at 7:30 PM.  The evening will conclude around 9:00.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 29

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 29

Elementary

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 is underway.  The third round of games will take place this Friday at Lunch (11:35-12:15).  Parents are welcome to come and cheer.

SAT Testing: Next week we will be administering Stanford Achievement Tests in grades 1-6 and the Metropolitan Readiness Test in Kindergarten.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time if at all possible.

Secondary

9th & 10th Grade Protocol: Training begins next week (parents are welcome to attend):

  • Monday, April 12th, fourth period in the field house, Mr. Jim Nance will be speaking on Introductions and the Art of Conversation.
  • Tuesday, April 13th, second period in the auditorium, Francois and Donna Foucachon will educate us on Dining Etiquette.
  • Thursday, April 15th, third period in the auditorium, Mrs. Nancy Wilson will review with us and speak on How to be a Good Guest.

We are looking forward to a wonderful meal at West of Paris on April 15th and Mr. Garfield and his cast are preparing diligently for our special Mystery Theater production after dinner.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 28

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 28

General

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Wednesday is the first home lacrosse game. The game starts at 5:00 at the east Kibbie Dome turf field. Students are welcome to wear their Fight’n Knight shirts and nice jeans to school on Wednesday.

Easter Weekend: This year we are taking Good Friday and the Monday after Easter off from school.  Enjoy this time with your family as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  There will be an assembly Thursday afternoon at 2:30 in the field house.  All are welcome to attend.

Logos Summer Camps: The 2010 brochure will come out in April with information on the camp offerings for this summer.

Elementary

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 is underway.  The second round of games will take place this Thursday at Lunch (11:35-12:15).  Parents are welcome to come and cheer.

Secondary

Mock Trial: Congratulations to the Mock Trial A Team. They came in 1st place in the State Mock Trial championships. They’ll be traveling to Philadelphia in April to represent Idaho in the national championships. Way to go!

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 27

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 27

General

JH Drama Production: All in Good Time will be showing this Friday at 7:00 PM and Saturday at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. All are welcome to attend.

Logos Summer Camps: The 2010 brochure will come out in April with information on the camp offerings for this summer.

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 25 & 26: We are looking forward to meeting with you this Thursday and Friday.

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 is underway. Games begin this Friday at Lunch (11:35-12:15). Parents are welcome to come and cheer.

Secondary

Mock Trial: Both of our teams will be heading to the state championships this Wednesday!

Knowledge Bowl: Congratulations to the Knowledge Bowl team. They came in 1st place in the State Knowledge Bowl championships/small schools division. They’ll be traveling to Washington D.C. in April to represent Logos in the national championships. Way to go!

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 25

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 25

General

Teacher Work Day: This Friday, March 12, will be a teacher work day.  Teachers will be working on 3rd quarter report cards and making preparations for the 4th quarter.  There will be no school this day.

Fight’n Knight Day: This Thursday students in the elementary and secondary are welcome to wear their Fight’n Knight shirts and nice jeans to school.

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 25 & 26: We are looking forward to meeting with you after spring break.

Secondary

Latin Office Hours: Mr. Sumpter is available to help 9th and 10th graders with Latin questions on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:30 in Room 3 and Thursdays from 3:15-3:45 in Room 2.

Knight Day: This Thursday is Knight Day in the secondary.  This is a seminar-type day in which students attend plenary talks and select from a wide array of academic and recreational workshops.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 24

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 24

Elementary

3rd Grade Play: The 3rd graders will be performing The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe this Friday morning.  The assembly will open with a recitation by the 5th Graders at 8:35.  As usual, all are welcome to attend.

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 25 & 26: Conference sign up sheets will come home this Friday. We are looking forward to meeting with you after spring break.

Name on the Board: One of our assembly sayings is, “If your name’s on the board…go make it right.”  The goal is to teach students to take responsibility and deal with sin faithfully.  Toward that end, my teaching and encouragement has been that when a student gets his name on the board that he go, at the next convenient time (recess, lunch, after school), and ask forgiveness of his teacher for whatever he did.  In addition to this, our household policy is that if one of my kids gets his name on the board in class, he comes and tells me right after school.  If your household discipline leans toward requiring your kids to take this responsibility and make things right, then making excuses, hiding the sin, or spinning the story will just not pay off.

Secondary

Latin Office Hours: Mr. Sumpter is available to help 9th and 10th graders with Latin questions on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:30 in Room 3 and Thursdays from 3:15-3:45 in Room 2.

Knight Day: Next Thursday, March 11, is Knight Day in the secondary.  This is a seminar-type day in which students attend plenary talks and select from a wide array of academic and recreational workshops.  This year’s theme is Money.  More information will be coming out next week!

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 22

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 22

General

Principals Page: The Principals Page is up and running again! Thank you for your patience.

8th Grade Ball: The annual Logos 8th Grade Ball is this Friday, February 19th in the Logos Knights’ Court (Elementary from 6:30-8; Secondary & up 8-10). The cost is $5 per person; $25 for families. Semi-formal dress is required. Refreshments will be served. Parents are encouraged and welcome to come. Proceeds will go towards the cost of the annual 8th Grade Northwest History trip this spring. Hope to see you there!

Elementary

5th Grade Play: This Friday the 5th graders will be performing a play at 8:35 in the auditorium.  The show will open with a recitation from the 3rd graders.  All are welcome to attend.

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: The 4th-6th grade boys were given permission forms for basketball camp today. The pertinent information is listed below:

Who:    Boys in 4th – 6th grade

When:  Permission Form is due Tuesday, February 23.

Practice starts Wednesday, February 24 and will run through mid April.

Games and practices take place on Wednesdays and Fridays during lunch.

Details: The focus of the program is to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of basketball with instruction and practice in dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and general conditioning.  Tryouts will take place during the first two weeks of practice.  Each player is required to bring his own basketball.  There is no cost, and no one is guaranteed a spot on a team.  We are looking for young men who work hard, pay attention, and set the same sort of example in the classroom.

Secondary

Basketball Awards Banquet: For all high school basketball players and parents (girls JV, boys JV and V). This Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the auditorium.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 18

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 18

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 4.  The rules are included below.

Secondary

CTP-4 Testing: All regular testing will be complete this week.  If your child has missed any of the test components due to absences, please contact Mr. Carnahan to schedule a make up.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

Spelling Bee Rules:

1. The competitors will be given a practice round to acquaint them with the procedures and give them a chance to relax. No one will be eliminated during the practice round.

2. Each competitor, after being given a word, should SAY the word, SPELL the word, and then SAY it again. If the word is mispronounced, the spellmaster should correct the student (Homonyms should automatically be put into a sentence or accompanied with a definition).  This SAY-SPELL-SAY procedure must be followed to ensure that: (1) the speller understands the correct word, and (2) the judges know when the spelling is complete and no more letters will be added.  The head judge will stop the student if he fails to pronounce the word before spelling, or if it is pronounced incorrectly.  NOTE: Failure to say-spell-say will not in itself eliminate the speller from competition, but it will reduce the chances of correct spelling and/or the ability to arbitrate.

3. Contestants must speak clearly and loudly.  The spellmaster’s decision is final in determining the correctness of the spelling, which may be misunderstood if not spoken clearly.

4. The contestant may, before beginning to spell, ask for a definition of the word, ask for the word to be used in a sentence, and/or ask for the word to be repeated.  Requests will be granted until the officials agree that the word has been made reasonably clear to the speller.  If a student takes unreasonable advantage of this opportunity, he will be advised by the spellmaster to say the word and begin spelling.

5. If the word is a proper noun, the spellmaster must say “proper noun” after the word is given so that the student will know to say “capital” at the beginning of the word.  It does not disqualify the student, however, if he forgets to say “capital” but spells the word correctly.

6. If there are two words, e.g. Rocky Mountains, the student should say “space” between the words.  No penalty will be incurred if the student does not say “space.”

7. Books of the Bible that have a Roman numeral in front of them, e.g. I, II, or III John, should only be used as the name. The student should not be required to say or spell “first”, “second”, etc.

8. Words should be selected in a planned sequence, without regard to the perceived ability of the student. The student will have 30 seconds to spell the word from the time he begins the word. Once a word is started, the student may start over, but may only use the letters originally stated; no letter changes are allowed.

9. No talking will be allowed among contestants or between contestants and members of the audience.  If a contestant receives assistance from anyone in the audience, he will be disqualified.  The audience is also requested to remain seated until a break, to avoid confusing or distracting the contestants.

10. When a word is misspelled, the spellmaster will say, “That is incorrect,” then correctly spell the word for the contestant, and give the next word to the next speller.  However, when only two spellers remain, the procedures will follow rules #12 and #13.

11. Rounds will continue, with a written record of which students went down in which round, until four students remain. Then it will be announced that third and fourth places will be determined by the next two contestants to go out.

12. When only two spellers remain, the spellmaster will pause to announce the change of elimination procedures.  At that point, when one contestant misspells a word, the other contestant shall be given an opportunity to spell that same word.  If the second contestant spells that word correctly, plus the next word on the spellmaster’s list, then the second contestant shall be declared the champion.

13. At any point in the bee, if the competitors exhaust the word list for that grade, the spellmaster is to use words from the next highest grade’s list. If, after a number rounds, no one has been eliminated, the spellmaster is to switch to the next higher grade’s word list. This applies even when there are only two competitors remaining.

14. The names and places of the top four winners should be turned in to the principal right after the bee.

15. The top two place winners in 3rd  – 6th  grade will compete in a School Championship Bee. This will determine the Champion Speller of the school.

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 16

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 16

Christmas Program: The Preschool – 10th grades will be performing at the Christmas Program, December 17 at 7:00 PM in the gym.

  • Attire for performers is the Logos dress uniform (young ladies may wear a special Christmas dress if desired, and young men are welcome to wear blazers).
  • There will be a dress rehearsal for grades Preschool-10th this Thursday afternoon from 2:00-3:00. I realize that this is not during the regular school day for our preschool and kindergarten, but it would be a huge help to have everyone there.
  • Elementary students should meet at 6:40 PM in their classrooms and secondary students at 6:00 PM in the auditorium on the night of the program.
  • Preschoolers and Kindergarteners will meet their parents at the back of the gym after they perform and sit with their parents for the rest of the program.
  • Please consider bringing a plate of treats to share and staying to fellowship after the show.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Tuesday and Friday students are welcome to wear either their Fight’n Knight shirts and jeans or the regular school uniform.  Tuesday evening is a home basketball game for the JV and Varsity teams and Friday is Trivia Day for the secondary.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 15

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 15

General

Finish Strong: There are only 1 ½ weeks left in the 2nd quarter.  Encourage your kids to finish strong.

Christmas Program: The preschool – 10th grades will be performing at the Christmas Program, December 17 at 7:00 PM in the gym.  Attire for performers is the Logos dress uniform (young ladies may wear a special Christmas dress if desired, and young men are welcome to wear blazers).

Fight’n Knight Shirts: Next Tuesday (12/15) students are welcome to wear either their Fight’n Knight shirts and jeans or the regular school uniform.  Tuesday evening is a home basketball game for the JV and Varsity teams.

Elementary

1st Grade Assembly: This Friday the 1st graders will be performing the musical play Gingerbread Man. The show will open with a fifth grade Latin recitation at 8:35 AM.  All are welcome to attend.

Secondary

1st Semester Finals Schedule & 2nd Semester Electives: see the Principal’s Page for details.

High School Basketball: The first home game of the season will be this Saturday in the Knight’s Court.  See the Principal’s Page for details.

Plan Test: This Friday morning the 10th graders will be taking the PLAN Test.  See Mr. Carnahan for details.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 14

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 14

General

Finish Strong: There are only 2 ½ weeks left in the 2nd quarter.  Encourage your kids to finish strong.

Elementary

Homework-0-Meter Results: Homework surveys are in and we’ve crunched the numbers below.  Parents, thank you for taking the time to complete the surveys!

Grade                 Guideline                      Actual

1st Grade:         15 min./night                 13

2nd Grade:        30 min./night                 17

3rd Grade:         45 min./night                 32

4th Grade:         45 min./night                 25

5th Grade:         45 min./night                 35

6th Grade:         60 min./night                 63

Secondary

Poetry Out Loud: 10th – 12th Grade students will be choosing their Poetry Out Loud poems over the next few weeks, stay tuned for more information.

Snow Clothing Guidelines

(Just in case!)

1. Students are not to wear snow clothes in the classroom (hats, jackets, snow pants, etc…).

2. Snow boots are allowed in the classrooms as long as they have been sufficiently stomped and cleaned prior to entering the building.

3. Parents of younger students, please have your child practice putting his own snow clothes on, otherwise it can take half of recess just getting dressed!  Thank you.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 13

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 13

2009-2010

General

Thanksgiving Vacation: There will be no school next week.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Snow Boots: Elementary and secondary students are welcome to wear snow boots during the snow season.

Elementary

Utensils: If necessary, please be sure to include utensils with your child’s lunch.  We’ve seen some creative problem solving going on at the lunch table recently.

3rd Grade Play: This Friday the 3rd graders will be performing The Three Princes, by Peter Leithart.  The show will open at 8:35 AM with a Kindergarten recitation.  All are welcome.

Secondary

Weekly Test Schedule: Thank you for your feedback regarding the Test Schedule.  We are glad that it has been a help, and we will keep sending it out each Friday afternoon.

Blue vs. White Scrimmage: The varsity boys’ basketball team will host an exhibition game the day after Thanksgiving, November 27 at 6:00 PM.  All are welcome to come out and see this year’s squad go head to head in the Knight’s Court.  Admission is free.

Study Tip of the Week

Over the past couple years we have had a few questions about the school’s policy regarding keeping old tests for younger siblings to use in subsequent years.  For example, I have children in grades 9, 8, 5, 4, 2, and Preschool this year.  If I was inclined to save tests from year to year, could I use those tests to help the next child study for the same test one or two years later?  The short answer is, no.  Students who have access to the previous year’s tests and answers have a distinct and unfair advantage over the other students in the class.  Teachers, both in the elementary and secondary, provide review sheets before each test.  This is what the students should use (along with notes, previous work, etc.) as they prepare for tests.  At Logos, using someone else’s old test to study for your test is cheating.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 12

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 12

2009-2010

Elementary

Homework-o-Meter: Please remember to fill these out over the course of the week and return them to the classroom teachers on November 16.  This helps us gauge the amount of homework our elementary students are doing each night.

Secondary

Weekly Test Schedule: We are working to make the Weekly Test Schedule as accurate as possible.  Please stay flexible as occasional adjustments will be made based on a myriad of details.  In order to encourage and recognize individual student responsibility in our older students, we are considering only supplying this schedule for the 7th-9th grade students.  Please let me know if this would cause any heartburn for your family.

Extracurricular Activities and Schoolwork: There are lots of great activities going on in the secondary (girls volleyball tournament, Nicholas Nickleby production, junior high boys basketball games, high school boys basketball tryouts, etc.).  At Logos, school comes first.  This means that students who participate in extracurricular activities will be held to the same standard as everyone else.  Students should look ahead, plan ahead, and redeem the time during busy seasons like this.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 11

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 11

2009-2010

General

Interschool Speech Meet: The interschool speech meet will take place November 6.  The secondary students will compete here at Logos and the elementary competitors will travel to the Oaks in Spokane.  We currently have enough drivers and chaperones, but of course other parents are welcome to come along and support their kids.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Friday is the first day of the MCL Volleyball Tournament.  Fight’n Knight shirts and nice jeans are in.  Inter-school speech meet competitors should be in dress uniform until the competition is over.

Elementary

Family Lunch Table: Parents are welcome to come and eat lunch with their students anytime.  We have a special Family Table devoted specifically for that.

Homework-o-Meter: Elementary Homework-o-Meters will come home this Friday with your children.  Please fill these out over the course of the next week and return them to the classroom teachers on November 16.  This helps us gauge the amount of homework our elementary students are doing each night.

Secondary

Winter Activities: Winter is an exciting time in the secondary with knowledge bowl, mock trial, and basketball all starting up.  Mr. Carnahan is working hard to schedule these three activities so that there are very few or no conflicts between them.  If your child wants to participate in more than one of these events, it is important that he communicate this to his coaches before the season begins.

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home

Colds: Please keep your child at home if he has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his ability to perform in school (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy).

Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): Following a diagnosis of bacterial conjunctivitis, the child may return to school after the first dose of prescribed medication.

Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and / or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.

Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees.  The child can return to school after he has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 10

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 10

2009-2010

General

Interschool Speech Meet: The interschool speech meet will take place November 6.  The secondary students who qualify will compete here at Logos and the elementary competitors will travel to the Oaks in Spokane.  Please let me know if you are interested in chaperoning.

Elementary

Coats: Please send your child dressed for the weather.  Students will go out to recess unless it is in the low teens or very wet.

Uniform Reminder: This is the last week that elementary students can wear shorts/capris to school until April.  Two more days of glory!

Secondary

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: This Friday, October 30 is the speech meet.  Students should come in their dress uniforms for this event.  There will be an awards assembly in which some of the superior speeches will be delivered at 2:25 in the auditorium.  All are welcome to attend.

Winter Activities: Winter is an exciting time in the secondary with knowledge bowl, mock trial, and basketball all starting up.  Mr. Carnahan is working hard to schedule these three activities so that there are very few or no conflicts between them.  If your child wants to participate in more than one of these events, it is important that he communicate this to his coaches before the season begins.

Note for Parents

The following message ran in today’s secondary announcements.  This might be a good opportunity to talk to your upper elementary and/or secondary student about his/her words, both spoken and written.

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. -Ephesians 5:4

Students, Consider your words and what they might say about you.  Some Christian kids think that if their language is half a step away from the “really bad stuff” they are OK.  Crap, Fricken and all their ugly little sisters live on the tongues of those who cherish them.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 9

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 9

2009-2010

General

Elementary

Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 23.  Parents are welcome to attend.  No camcorders or younger siblings please.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place October 22nd and 23rd in the morning and late afternoon.  This is a great opportunity to see blind spots-if you want to.  We are looking forward to meeting with you!

Secondary

Each year the high school students participate in the Logos Protocol program in which we teach the importance of manners and deference.  After teaching classes on proper dress, the art of conversation, table etiquette, and more, we create an enjoyable social event in which the students can practice and become comfortable with what they have learned.  Each year the juniors and seniors participate in High Protocol, a formal event, usually in Spokane.  The freshmen and sophomores participate in Low Protocol, a local semi formal event.

This year the juniors and seniors will dine at the Glover Mansion and then attend the Broadway production of The Lion King in Spokane on December 2nd.  Today the high school students attended their first protocol training session which covered grooming and proper attire for semi formal and formal events.  The remainder of the junior and senior protocol training sessions will occur the week before Thanksgiving break.  In the spring we will conduct training for the freshmen and sophomores before their Low Protocol event.

It is important to keep in mind that this is not the equivalent of “prom” or a date.  The young men will be assigned a young lady to escort for the first half of this event, but escorts will be changed at least once during the evening.

Study Tip for the Week

From this point on, the speech meet judges will not have a copy of each student’s selection in front of them.  If your child misses a word or even a whole line from his selection, the best thing to do is – smile and keep on reciting.  If the student continues on confidently after a mistake, there’s a good chance that no one else will even notice.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 8

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 8

2009-2010

General

This Week: This week is the last week in the first quarter.  Encourage your child to finish strong!  Friday, October 16, is a teacher work day (no school for students).  Teachers will be wrapping up the first quarter (grades and report cards) and preparing for the second quarter.

Dress Uniforms: There will be no dress uniform day this week.

Elementary

Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 23. Selections will be presented in class and graded on the judge’s sheet this Thursday as a last practice before the real meet.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Parent Teacher Conferences will take place October 22nd and 23rd in the morning and late afternoon.  Sign-up sheets come home to all families this week.  We are looking forward to meeting with you!

4th Grade Play: This Thursday the 4th grade will be presenting A Flag for Freedom.  The assembly will open with a 2nd grade recitation at 8:35.  All are welcome to attend!

Secondary

High Protocol: The juniors and seniors will be attending The Lion King in Spokane on December 2 for their protocol event this year.  More details to come!

Elementary Romance

Each year I make a point of speaking to the 4th – 6th grade students about a fascinating and sometimes delicate oxymoron – elementary romance.  I am very pleased to say that this has not been an issue that Logos elementary students have struggled with in recent memory nor do I have grave concerns this year.  My primary goal is that we maintain a positive school culture in which students do not feel pressure to “grow up” too fast in this area.  Over the course of the week I’ll stop in for this year’s installment, and I thought it would be good for you all to know what I had to say to the students and what my expectations are in this area.  First of all, the school policy for the elementary and secondary reads, “Public displays of affection are not permitted at school or school activities.”  My interpretation of a public display of affection is very narrow.  Any singling out of a person of the opposite sex and anything that you could do to earn yourself the title of “an item” fall into this category.  The discussion with the 4th – 6th graders usually begins with me asking how old they are, and then following up by asking how old they think they will be when they get married.  After clarifying, for the sake of the boys, that most people do not wait until they are 37 to marry we move on to the application.  The short form is that our students are a lifetime or more away from getting married, and any preliminary negotiations are absolutely inappropriate in the elementary.  I am strongly against silly talk about who likes whom, and I am thoroughly opposed to premature pairing up (in the elementary and secondary).  There is far too much fun and hard work for us to keep ourselves occupied with to give attention to cheap soap operas.  Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 7

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 7

2009-2010

General

Elementary

Speech Meet: Friday, October 23. Selections should be memorized on October 9.

Secondary

10th and 11th Grade Students: Be sure to register with Mrs. Polek for the PSAT.  It takes place next Wednesday morning in the auditorium.

High Protocol: The juniors and seniors will be attending The Lion King in Spokane on December 2 for their protocol event this year.  More details to come!

Study Tip for the Week

Plan ahead.  Sit down with your child on Saturday and read over the HAS (elementary) or the Weekly Test Schedule (secondary) together.  Talk about the tests and assignments with your child so that he is prepared before the week begins.  A few minutes of discussion and study Saturday morning can help take the pressure off in the middle of the week when the circus is in full swing.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 6

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 6

2009-2010

General

Picture Retakes: If you would like individual picture retakes please send your picture packet to school with your child on Thursday.  Uniforms are required, but you may send clothes to change into for the picture.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Saturday our cross country teams will be running in the Moscow Invitational.  This will be our first “home meet” so elementary and secondary students are welcome to wear their Fight’n Knight shirts and jeans to school on Friday.

Elementary

Speech Meet: Friday, October 23. Selections should be memorized on October 9.

6th Grade Play: The 6th graders will be performing an Internal Combustion Engine play this Friday morning.  The show will open with a recitation by the 4th grade at 8:35 in the auditorium. All are welcome to attend.

Secondary

10th and 11th Grade Students: Be sure to register with Mrs. Polek for the PSAT.

Study Tip for the Week

Every year I have conversations with parents about motivating their kids to do well in school.  Here are a few observations from The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis:

“The schoolboy beginning Greek grammar cannot look forward to his adult enjoyment of Sophocles as a lover looks forward to marriage or a general to victory.  He has to begin by working for marks, or to escape punishment, or to please his parents, or, at best, in the hope of a future good which he cannot at present imagine or desire.  His position, therefore, bears a certain resemblance to that of the mercenary; the reward he is going to get will, in actual fact, be a natural or proper reward, but he will not know that till he has got it.”

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 5

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 5

2009-2010

General

Label your Items: Last Friday we had our first Lost and Found sale.  It is amazing how much is lost each month.  Please consider writing your family name on clothing, lunchboxes, etc. so that we can return these items to their owners.

Elementary

Speech Meet: Friday, October 23. Selections should be memorized on October 9.

Midterms: Midterms will come home with the elementary students this Wednesday.  Please sign the bottom portion and return by Friday.

Secondary

Midterms: Midterms will come home with the secondary students this Thursday.

Picture Day: Students in fall sports will have their pictures taken this Thursday after school.  They will need their athletic uniform for this event.

Study Tip for the Week

One helpful way to teach your kids not to procrastinate is to ingrain in them the need to study at least Two Days Out.  Two Days Out means studying for Friday’s test on Wednesday and Thursday instead of simply the night before.  Studying for predictable subjects like spelling and Latin should be spread over the course of the entire week, but for other quizzes and small tests, especially in the secondary, Two Days Out helps form a pattern of planned investment rather than last minute gambling.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 4

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 4

2009-2010

General

Elementary

Speech Meet: Elementary Speech Meet selections are due to the classroom teacher this Friday, September 18.

5th Grade Play: The 5th graders will be performing Gilgamesh and the Bull of Heaven this Friday morning.  The show will open with a recitation by the 3rd grade at 8:35 in the auditorium. All are welcome to attend.

Secondary

Absences: Please be sure to contact the front office if your child is going to miss school for any reason.

Study Tip for the Week

Encourage your children (1st-9th grade) to begin memorizing their speech meet parts early.  The dinner table is a great place to practice.  Start by having each child read through his selection, beginning and ending with the title and author.  The next night have them recite as much as they can, reading the remainder that has not been memorized yet.  By the time the speech meet comes around, the whole family will be ready to hit the stage and perform!

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 3

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 3

2009-2010

General

Class Picture Day: This Friday is class picture day.  Students should wear their dress uniforms.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: The first home volleyball game will take place next Monday, September 14.  Elementary and secondary students are allowed to wear their Fight’n Knight shirt (this year’s or last) and jeans or the regular school uniform.  If you would like to purchase a t-shirt for your elementary student or a younger sibling, please see Mr. Carnahan in the registrar’s office.

Elementary

Speech Meet: Elementary Speech Meet selections are due to the classroom teacher next Friday, September 18.

Secondary

Secondary Back to School Night: This year we are trying something completely different for Secondary Back to School Night.  On September 11 from 7:00-9:00 PM we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day.  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Dessert will be provided afterward.

PS: At Back to School Night, parents of 7th and 8th graders will be playing volleyball in the gym during “7th period.”  Any other parents who do not have a class to attend at this time are welcome to come up and join the fun.  Please bring athletic shoes.

Study Tip for the Week

Busy dads need to have a system for staying in touch with how their kids are doing in school.  Don’t wait for the midterm progress report to come home and tell you how things are going.  Require your child to drop off all graded and returned school work at your spot at the dinner table right when he gets home.  Before dinner you can look through the pile to check progress.  This will also give you the information required to ask intelligent questions during dinner about the topics that are being covered in school.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2

2009-2010

General

Individual Picture Day: Tomorrow (Wednesday) is picture day.  Students are not required to wear their school uniform, but they should dress up for the day.

Friday: This Friday we will begin our normal pattern of wearing our dress uniforms.  Sometimes it is tempting to want to slide into the weekend both mentally and physically.  By dressing up we want to remind ourselves and each other to finish strong.

Elementary

Elementary Back to School Night: Please save Friday, September 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on your calendar.  Back to School Night is a time to meet your child’s teacher and find out more about the school and class.  Parents only, please.

Secondary

Honors Designation: This year we will be offering students in a select number of our upper level classes the option of completing advanced studies in order to receive the designation of “Honors” on their transcript.  See the attachment for details.  The honors classes offered this year are: Physics, Apologetics, Latin 10, British Literature, and Classical Literature.

Secondary Back to School Night: This year we are trying something completely different for Secondary Back to School Night.  On September 11 from 7:00-9:00 PM we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day.  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Come and learn apologetics from Mr. Euhus, Classical Literature from Mrs. Marston and PE from Mrs. Spencer as we help provide a fuller picture of what your secondary student receives each day.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 1

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 1

2009-2010

Elementary

Elementary Back to School Night: Please save Friday, September 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on your calendar.  Back to School Night is a time to meet your child’s teacher and find out more about the school and class.

Secondary

Field Day this Friday: This is our beginning of the year ice-breaker for the 7th – 12th graders.  Students can meet at Robinson Lake Park at 9:00 AM or they can come to school at 8:30 AM and catch a ride on the bus. The bus will leave right at 8:30.  There will be games and activities throughout the day.  Lunch is provided. You do not need to be in dress code this day, but your attire should be conservative and modest. The park is 3 miles east of Moscow on Robinson Park Road.

Honors Designation: This year we will be offering students in a select number of our upper level classes the option of completing advanced studies in order to receive the designation of “Honors” on their transcript.  See the attachment for details.

Secondary Back to School Night: This year we are trying something completely different for Secondary Back to School Night.  On September 11 from 7:00-9:00 PM we will re-enact, in miniature, a secondary school day.  This is an opportunity for parents to come and sit under the instruction of their child’s teachers as we move through all seven periods contained in a normal school day.  Come and learn apologetics from Mr. Euhus, Classical Literature from Mrs. Marston and PE from Mrs. Spencer as we help provide a fuller picture of what your secondary student receives each day.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #7

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #7

General

Student Dress: Remember that the first day of school will be a dress uniform day (see handbook for details).  Students will not need to wear their dress uniforms on Friday.  Dress uniform days will occur only once a week due to laundering considerations.

Hair Cuts: Gentlemen, please note the hair guidelines, “If a young man’s hair is below the middle of his collar, hanging down in his face, or covering any part of his ears it will be considered too long.” Only one weekend left.

Elementary

Elementary Welcome Assembly: August 24 from 9:00-9:30 AM.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Secondary

7th and 8th Grade PE: Be sure to bring your uniform and 2 pairs of shoes for PE each day (indoor and outdoor shoes).  The boys will run the mile on the first day of school.

Secondary Welcome Assembly: August 25 from 8:25-9:15 AM.  Parents are welcome to attend

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #6

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #6

General

Student Dress: Remember that the first day of school will be a dress uniform day (see handbook for details).  Students will not need to wear their dress uniforms on Friday.  Uniform days will occur only once a week due to laundering considerations.

School Uniform Exchange: Logos will host a uniform exchange on the stage in the auditorium during registration (Monday and Tuesday).  If you are interested in participating, please come by to drop off clothing that you no longer need and pick up whatever you can use – everything is free.

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 17-18 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Please make time on one of these days for at least one parent to come by the front office for 15 minutes and register (students are not required to attend).  This cannot be done over the phone or via email as there are certain forms (immunizations, emergency forms, etc.) that need to be signed and updated before the first day of school.  The student/parent handbooks, locker lists, year books and more will be available to pick up at this time.  The top three elective choices for your secondary student need to be provided on one of these days.  All senior course choices must be provided at this time as well.  If you are planning to be out of town during registration, please come ASAP later that week to register (no early registrations, please.).

Elementary

Elementary PE: If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me ASAP.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.  We still have a few grades unspoken for.

Preschool News: This year’s Preschool currently has a total of 19 students enrolled in two classes. Due to the strong interest in Preschool for next year, we have opened a waiting list for 2010-2011.  If you are interested in reserving a slot for your child, please follow this procedure (class preference will be given to current Logos families):

1.      Complete an application.  These can be found at the Logos Principal’s Page.

2.      Schedule a parent interview with the front office (unnecessary for current Logos families).

3.      Pay the preschool materials/registration fee of $50.

New Elementary Family Orientation: For those parents who are new to the elementary or others who would like a refresher regarding “Life at Logos Elementary School”, you are cordially invited to our New Elementary Family Orientation.  This will take place this Friday, August 21 at 3:00 PM in the Auditorium.

Secondary

Open Gym: This Wednesday evening from 7-9 there will be an open gym for 5th-12th grade boys. Bring your own ball.

7th Grade Orientation: All 7th graders and their parents are welcome to attend 7th Grade Orientation this Friday, August 21 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.  This is a time to learn about life in junior high, receive textbooks, and get set for the new school year.

Important dates:

August 17-18               Elementary and Secondary Registration 7:00 AM-3:00 PM

August 20-21               Teacher Orientation

August 21                     7th Grade Orientation @ 1:00 PM

August 21                     Elementary New Family Orientation @ 3:00 PM

August 24                     First Day of School! (Dress Uniforms Pre-12th)

August 24 @ 9:00 am   Elementary Welcome Assembly

August 25 @ 8:25 am   Secondary Welcome Assembly

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #4

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #4

Elementary PE: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me ASAP.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: The Logos Game Day Fight’n Knight shirts are in and all secondary students will receive theirs on the first day of school.  Fight’n Knight shirts will be available for sale during the registration days if you would like to purchase one for your elementary student, friends or family.  Students, elementary and secondary, may wear the Fight’n Knight shirt (last year’s or this year’s) and a nice pair of jeans to school on special designated occasions (1st home games, 1st tourney games, Trivia Day, etc…).

Preschool News: This year’s Preschool currently has a total of 19 students enrolled in two classes. Due to the strong interest in Preschool for next year, we have opened a waiting list for 2010-2011.  If you are interested in reserving a slot for your child, please follow this procedure (class preference will be given to current Logos families):

1.      Complete an application.  These can be found at the Logos Principal’s Page.

2.      Schedule a parent interview with the front office (unnecessary for current Logos families).

3.      Pay the preschool materials/registration fee of $50.

School Uniform Exchange: Logos will host a uniform exchange on the stage in the auditorium during registration (next Monday and Tuesday).  If you are interested in participating, please come by to drop off clothing that you no longer need and pick up whatever you can use – everything is free.

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 17-18 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Please make time on one of these days for at least one parent to come by the front office for 15 minutes and register (students are not required to attend).  This cannot be done over the phone or via email as there are certain forms (immunizations, emergency forms, etc.) that need to be signed and updated before the first day of school.  The student/parent handbooks, locker lists, and more will be available to pick up at this time.  The top three elective choices for your secondary student need to be provided on one of these days.  All senior course choices must be provided at this time as well.  If you are planning to be out of town during registration, please come ASAP later that week to register (no early registrations, please).

Secondary Electives: Course summaries are available on the Principal’s Page.

JH PE Shirts: Junior High PE shirts are available through Hall Closet Uniforms (on the supply list it incorrectly said that Logos sold these).

Open Gym: This Wednesday evening from 7-9 there will be an open gym for 5th-12th grade boys. Bring your own ball.

11th and 12th Grade Announcements:

Physics Trip: The annual Physics Trip has been moved to September 3-5 due to scheduling conflicts in October.  Please note, this is the second week of school!

Senior Course Options: Those who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies, internships, or college courses) should be starting to construct their proposals. These are due on August 10 (TODAY). See the following link for details.http://logosprincipalspage.com/category/secondary/senior-course-offerings/

Greek: Please note that our Greek class is optional for juniors and seniors who wish to study another classical language after Latin.  You may sign up for this class during registration.

High School Music: Our high school music class, taught by Dr. David Erb, is required for 9th and 10th graders, but any seniors not in apologetics have the option of taking this class.

Functions & Statistics VS. Pre-Calculus (alias Trig.)

Juniors will need to register for one of two math classes, Functions & Statistics or Pre-Calculus.  We recommend that students who averaged 85% or lower on their Algebra II exams take Functions & Statistics.  The Algebra II exam grade was supplied on last year’s report card.  If you don’t have this information handy, feel free to contact me.

Important dates:

August 14                     Varsity Drama, Volleyball, and Cross-Country begin

August 17-18               Elementary and Secondary Registration 7:00 AM-3:00 PM

August 20-21               Teacher Orientation

August 21                     7th Grade Orientation @ 1:00 PM

August 21                     Elementary New Family Orientation @ 3:00 PM

August 24                     First Day of School! (Dress Uniforms Pre-12th)

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Cheers,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #3

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #3

Elementary PE: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me ASAP.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 17-18 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  Please make time on one of these days for at least one parent to come by the front office for 15 minutes and register (students are not required to attend).  This cannot be done over the phone or via email as there are certain forms (immunizations, emergency forms, etc.) that need to be signed and updated before the first day of school.  The student/parent handbooks, locker lists, and more will be available to pick up at this time.  The top three elective choices for your secondary student need to be provided on one of these days.  All senior course choices must be provided at this time as well.  If you are planning to be out of town during registration, please come ASAP later that week to register (no early registrations, please.).

11th and 12th Grade Announcements:

Physics Trip: The annual Physics Trip has been moved to September 3-5 due to scheduling conflicts in October.  Please note, this is the second week of school!

Senior Course Options: Those who will be participating in senior course options (independent studies, internships, or college courses) should be starting to construct their proposals. These are due on August 10 or earlier if possible. See the following link for details.http://logosprincipalspage.com/category/secondary/senior-course-offerings/

Greek: Please note that our Greek class is optional for juniors and seniors who wish to study another classical language after Latin.  You may sign up for this class during registration.

High School Music: Our high school music class, taught by Dr. David Erb, is required for 9th and 10th graders, but any seniors not in apologetics have the option of taking this class.

Functions & Statistics VS. Pre-Calculus (alias Trig.)

Juniors will need to register for one of two math classes, Functions & Statistics or Pre-Calculus.  We recommend that students who averaged 85% or lower on their Algebra II exams take Functions & Statistics.  The Algebra II exam grade was supplied on last year’s report card.  If you don’t have this information handy, feel free to contact me.

Important dates:

August 14                     Varsity Drama, Volleyball, and Cross-Country begin

August 17-18               Elementary and Secondary Registration 7:00 AM-3:00 PM

August 20-21               Teacher Orientation

August 21                     7th Grade Orientation @ 1:00 PM

August 21                     Elementary New Family Orientation @ 3:00 PM

August 24                     First Day of School! (Dress Uniforms Pre-12th)

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #2

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #2

School Uniform Scholarship: If your family is in need of financial assistance in purchasing school uniforms for the 09-10 academic year, please contact me before August 1.

Elementary PE: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching a PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

Summer League Basketball: Games take place on Mondays (varsity) and Wednesdays (JV) down at LCSC.  See the Principal’s Page for details.

Secondary Fall Class Schedule: now available on the Logos Principal’s Page

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Have a great summer!

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #1

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Summer #1

New Teachers: We are very pleased to announce that the following teachers have been hired for next year-

Charlene Polek: Mrs. Polek will not only be our registrar next year, but she will also be teaching our typing elective.

Katie Grauke: Mrs. Grauke (Logos grad of 01′) will be teaching a music theater elective in the secondary.

David Erb: Dr. Erb will be teaching our 9th and 10th grade chorus in addition to the junior high music elective.

Toby Sumpter: Mr. Sumpter will be teaching 10th grade Rhetoric II.

Donna Foucachon: Mrs. Foucachon will be teaching a conversational French elective in the secondary.

We are very grateful for the high caliber teachers that God has blessed the school with over the years, and we are confident that these new hires will even further enhance the environment at Logos next year.

Elementary PE: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me this summer.  Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

Summer League Basketball: The first games will take place next Monday (varsity) and Wednesday (JV).  See the Principal’s Page for details.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Have a great summer!

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 36

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 36

Elementary

Kindergarten Graduation May 20 @ 8:35 AM (auditorium)

Elementary Awards Assembly May 20 @ 9:30-10:30 AM (gym)

Field Day May 20 from 1-3 PM (East City Park)

Parents are welcome to attend all of these events.  Field Day will be parent drop off and pick up.  We will be competing in our usual races and games during the afternoon.  Play clothes are welcome!

Secondary

End of the Year Simplification: In order to simplify the last few days for the secondary students and to allow some breathing room for the families of our upcoming graduates we will make the following adjustments:

Finals                                                   May 18-21 (as scheduled)

8th Grade walk through             May 21 (12:00 in the gym)

Senior Assembly                                   May 21 (1-2 PM)

Clean lockers & rooms             May 21 (2-2:30 PM)

Awards Night                                       May 21 (7-8:30 PM)

No School                                            May 22

Graduation Practice                              May 22 (1-3 PM for seniors only)

High School Graduation                        May 23 (3 PM @ U of I Admin.)

Fight’n Knight: Secondary students are welcome to wear their fight’n knight t-shirts and jeans this Thursday.  Attire for the awards night Thursday evening is dress uniform or nicer.

General

Summer Camps & Summer School: Summer Camp and Summer School registration is due this Friday, May 22.

Summer League Basketball: Practice starts Monday, May 25.  See the Principal’s Page for details.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Have a great summer!

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 35

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 35

Elementary

6th Grade Play: This Friday the 6th graders will be performing their final classroom play, The Prince and the Pauper.  The assembly will take place in the gym and will open with a 2nd grade recitation.  All are welcome to attend!

Elementary Teacher Workday: Monday, May 18 is a teacher workday.  There will be no school for the elementary students that day.

Upcoming Events:

6th Grade Bike Trip                              May 15 all day

Kindergarten Graduation                       May 20 @ 8:35 AM

Elementary Awards Assembly   May 20 @ 9:30 AM

Field Day                                             May 20 from 1-3 PM

Secondary

Finals Schedule: Attached is the secondary finals schedule for the spring semester (There is one change to Thursday afternoon).

End of the Year Simplification: In order to simplify the last few days for the secondary students and to allow some breathing room for the families of our upcoming graduates we will make the following adjustments:

Finals                                                   May 18-21 (as scheduled)

Senior Assembly                                   May 21 (1-2 PM)

Clean lockers & rooms             May 21 (2-2:30 PM)

Awards Night                                       May 21 (7-8:30 PM)

No School                                            May 22

Graduation Practice                              May 22 (1-3 PM for seniors only)

High School Graduation                        May 23 (3 PM @ U of I Admin.)

General

Summer Camps & Summer School: Summer Camp and Summer School registration is due Friday, May 22.

2009-2010 School Calendar: The calendar for next year has been approved by the board and is attached.  Please note the following changes:

1. Thanksgiving vacation has been extended to a full week.

2. Two four-day weekends have been added in the second semester (Presidents’ Weekend and Easter Weekend).

Open Gym: Cancelled for this week.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 34

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 34

Elementary

Grandparents’ Day/Talent Show/Spring Concert: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 8th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  The elementary talent show will take place at 2:20, and there will be a short dinner break until the action starts up again at 6:00 PM.  See the schedule below for evening events:

Elementary Open House 6:00-7:25 PM

Art Auction 6:30 – 7:25 PM

Spring Concert 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Secondary

Spring Concert: The secondary students in junior high chorus and 9th-10th grade music will be performing in the Spring Concert on May 8th at 7:30 in the gym.  Dress uniform attire for the performers.

Mock Trial: The Mock Trial team competes at nationals this week in Atlanta.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Finals Schedule: Attached is the secondary finals schedule for the spring semester.

General

Summer Camps & Summer School: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps (basketball, volleyball, mountain biking, sewing, science, etc…) and summer school classes (English, math, Latin, and Logic).  We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

Swine Flu: With all of the news in the press about the swine flu over the past few weeks, we wanted to let parents know that we have received information from the Public Health District.  Here are a few of their suggestions:

-Wash your hands frequently.

-Cough into your elbow.

-If you are sick, stay home from school

Open Gym: Cancelled for this week.

Study Tip of the Week

(Review, due to upcoming Finals)

Over the past couple years we have had a few questions about the school’s policy regarding keeping old tests for younger siblings to use in subsequent years.  For example, I have children in grades 9, 8, 5, 4, 2, and Preschool this year.  If I was inclined to save tests from year to year, could I use those tests to help the next child study for the same test one or two years later?  The short answer is, no.  Students who have access to the previous year’s tests and answers have a distinct and unfair advantage over the other students in the class.  Teachers, both in the elementary and secondary, provide review sheets before each test.  This is what the students should use (along with notes, previous work, etc.) as they prepare for tests.  At Logos, using someone else’s old test to study for your test is cheating.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 33

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 33

Elementary

All-Star Basketball Game: The elementary All-Star Game will take place this Thursday, April 30th from 11:45-12:15. All are welcome to attend.

Grandparents’ Day/Talent Show/Spring Concert: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 8th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  The elementary talent show will take place at 2:20, and there will be a short dinner break until the action starts up again at 6:00 PM.  See the schedule below for evening events:

Elementary Open House 6:00-7:25 PM

Art Auction 6:30 – 7:25 PM

Spring Concert 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Secondary

Spring Concert: The secondary students in junior high chorus and 9th-10th grade music will be performing in the Spring Concert on May 8th at 7:30 in the gym.

NSA Courses for Seniors: The following NSA classes are open to seniors next year. Contact NSA for details.

Latin - Monday and Wednesday, 4:00-5:00, and Friday recitation anytime
Rhetoric – Tuesday, 1:30-3:30, and Friday, 12:00-3:00

Northwest History Trip: The 8th graders are currently on the Northwest History Trip.  For a detailed itinerary, see the Principal’s Page.

Mock Trial: The Mock Trial team competes at nationals next week in Atlanta. Your only opportunity to watch the case will be Friday, 7:00 p.m. at the University of Idaho Law School Courtroom. Come on out to support the team.

General

Summer Camps & Summer School: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps (basketball, volleyball, mountain biking, sewing, science, etc…) and summer school classes (English, math, Latin, and Logic).  We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

Open Gym: Cancelled for this week.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 32

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 32

Elementary

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 is underway.  The final regular season games will take place this Thursday at Lunch (11:35-12:15).  Parents are welcome to come and cheer.  The All-Star Game will take place next Thursday, April 30th.

Grandparents’ Day/Talent Show/Spring Concert: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family friends, and prospective families on May 8th.  The morning will open with a light breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium, followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  The elementary talent show will take place at 2:20, and there will be a short dinner break until the action starts up again at 6:00 PM.  See the schedule below for evening events:

Elementary Open House 6:00-7:25 PM

Prospective Family Presentation 6:45-7:15 PM

Art Auction 6:30 – 7:25 PM

Spring Concert 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Secondary

Spring Concert: The secondary students in junior high chorus and 9th-10th grade music will be performing in the Spring Concert on May 8th at 7:30 in the gym.

General

Parking Plan: In order to help reduce the pressure on our front parking lot we are now having the male staff members park in the “car wash” lot.  Parents are always welcome to take any open spots in the front lot, especially if you need to leave your car and come into the school building.

Summer Camps & Summer School: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps (basketball, volleyball, mountain biking, sewing, science, etc…) and summer school classes (English, math, Latin, and Logic).  We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

Intelligent Design: Dr. Michael J. Behe, Professor of Microbiology at Lehigh University and author of Darwin’s Black Box and The Edge of Evolution, will speak on, “Answering Objection to Intelligent Design in Biology”  Thursday, April 23, at the  WSU CUB Auditorium. “The Science of Intelligent Design” will be his topic Friday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the UI SUB Ballroom.  The lectures are sponsored by Sciphre Institute, which promotes balance in science, philosophy, and religion.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 31

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 31

Elementary

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 is underway.  Games take place Thursdays at Lunch (11:35-12:15).  Parents are welcome to come and cheer.

Talent Show: The elementary Talent Show will take place May 8.  Sign-up sheets are on the office window.  Auditions will take place in the gym at lunch April 23 and 24.

Secondary

LAX: The first lacrosse home game will take place this Friday at 5:00 against Bonners Ferry at the U of I Band Field.

General

Uniform Update: I have attached the uniform specs for our dress uniform below (This will be permanently located on the Logos Principal’s Page for easy reference).  Hall Closet Uniforms has supplied this information so that parents can shop around and compare prices or simply purchase their dress uniform from the Hall Closet store on Main Street.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: Students are welcome to wear their Fight’n Knight t-shirts and nice jeans to school this Friday as we get ready for the first (real) home game for LAX and the first close-to-home meet for high school track (Moscow).

Summer Camps & Summer School: Logos is offering a wide array of summer camps (basketball, volleyball, mountain biking, sewing, science, etc…) and summer school classes (English, math, Latin, and Logic).  We are looking forward to a great summer! See the Principal’s Page for more information.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 30

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 30

Elementary

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 is underway.  Games take place Thursdays at Lunch (11:35-12:15).  Parents are welcome to come and cheer.

SAT Testing: Next week we will be administering Stanford Achievement Tests in grades 1-6.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time if at all possible.

Talent Show: The elementary Talent Show will take place May 8.  Sign-up sheets are on the office window.  Auditions will take place in the gym at lunch April 23 and 24.

Secondary

LAX: The first lacrosse home game will take place this Wednesday at 5:30 against Gonzaga Prep. at the U of I Band Field.

General

Fight’n Knight Shirts: Since this Wednesday is the first home LAX game, students are welcome to wear Fight’n Knight shirts and jeans to school that day.

Easter Assembly: This Thursday at 2:30 PM we will have an all-school Easter assembly.  There will be singing, scripture reading, and a short talk by Mr. Nance.  All are welcome attend.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 29

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 29

Elementary

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 is underway.  Games begin this Thursday at Lunch (11:35-12:15).  First up will be the Hawks against the Falcons.  The winner will play the terrifying Blue Jays.

4th Grade Play: This Friday the 4th graders will be performing the play The Life of Daniel.  The show opens with a 3rd grade recitation at 8:35.  All are welcome to attend.

Talent Show: The elementary Talent Show will take place May 8.  Sign-up sheets are on the office window.  Auditions will take place in the gym April 23 and 24.

Secondary

Guest Speaker: On Thursday, April 2, we will have a special guest speaker coming to speak to our Modern US History class. He is Dr. Larry Johnston, a strong Christian and a retired physicist. Dr. Johnston helped develop the detonator for the atomic bombs used on Japan. He not only worked on the original bomb and saw the detonation in New Mexico in July of 1945, he was on observation planes that followed the bombers over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 6 and 9. Since Dr. Johnston has such a unique story, parents and friends are welcome to stop by, if you are able. He will be speaking in the auditorium at 1:30 – 2:20 on Thursday.

General

Time at the Top: Unfortunately, the wrong times are listed on the April school calendar for the junior high play this Friday and Saturday.  The correct times are as follows:

Friday evening: 7:00 p.m.

Saturday afternoon: 2:00 p.m.

Saturday evening: 7:00 p.m.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 28

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 28

Elementary

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 is underway.  The draft is taking place this week.  We’ll announce games once they begin.

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 26 & 27: Conference sign up sheets have come home and we are looking forward to meeting with you. Each conference is scheduled for 15 min.  Please feel free to come right into the classroom when it is your time to begin.

Secondary

CTP-4: Test Results will be sent home with your secondary student this Friday.

General

3rd Quarter Report Cards: Report cards will be coming home with the students this week (elementary-Wednesday, secondary-Thursday).  This is a great opportunity, for dads in particular, to sit down with their children and go over the 3rd quarter results.

Open Gym: Basketball open gym has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday evenings for the rest of the year.  Students in 5th-12th grades are welcome to come from 7-9 PM.  Bring your own ball.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 27

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 27

Elementary

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 is underway.  The draft will take place after spring break.

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 26 & 27: Conference sign up sheets have come home and we are looking forward to meeting with you after spring break.

Secondary

Knight Day: Thursday, March 12, is Knight Day in the secondary.  This is a seminar-type day in which students attend plenary talks and select from a wide array of academic and recreational workshops.  Lunch will be provided (grades 7-12 only)!

Dissecting Darwinism: On March 13, New Saint Andrews College is offering a day camp in presenting the argument for intelligent design and exposing the flaws of Darwinism.  Dr Gordon Wilson will be presenting.  Open to high school Juniors and Seniors.  Find out more at www.nsa.edu .

Mock Trial: Both of our teams will be heading to the state championships over spring break!

Knowledge Bowl: The Knowledge Bowl team heads to state right after spring break as well!

General

Fight’n Knight Shirts: Students, elementary and secondary, are allowed to wear their Fight’n Knight shirts and jeans to school this Thursday in celebration of secondary Knight Day.

Teacher Work Day: Friday, March 13, will be a teacher work day.  Teachers will be presenting what they have learned in their teacher scholarship projects in the morning and afternoon as well as working on 3rd quarter report cards.  There will be no school this day.

Have a great spring break!

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 26

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 26

Elementary

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 is underway.  Practices and games will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch.

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 26 & 27: Conference sign up sheets have come home and we are looking forward to meeting with you after spring break.

3rd Grade Play: The 3rd graders will be performing the story of Ruth this Friday morning.  The assembly will open with a recitation by the Kindergarteners at 8:35.  As usual, all are welcome to attend.

Secondary

Knight Day: Next Thursday, March 12, is Knight Day in the secondary.  This is a seminar day in which students attend plenary talks and select from a wide array of academic and recreational workshops.  More information will be coming out next week!

Dissecting Darwinism: On March 13, New Saint Andrews College is offering a day camp in presenting the argument for intelligent design and exposing the flaws of Darwinism.  Dr Gordon Wilson will be presenting.  Open to high school Juniors and Seniors.  Find out more at www.nsa.edu .

General

Teacher Work Day: Next Friday, March 13, will be a teacher work day.  Teachers will be presenting what they have learned in their teacher scholarship projects in the morning and afternoon as well as working on 3rd quarter report cards.  There will be no school this day.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 25

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 25

Elementary

Blue Knights Basketball Camp: Elementary basketball for boys in grades 4-6 begins this week.  Permission slips are due Tuesday and the first practice has been changed from Wednesday to Thursday.  Practices and games will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch.

Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 27 & 28: Conference sign up sheets will come home tomorrow to parents with three or more students in the elementary.  Please fill these out and return them to secure your conference times.  Sign-ups will come home to everyone else on March 2.

Secondary

Jazz Fest Performance: A pianist who is here for Jazz Fest will visit the secondary for a performance this Tuesday from 9:45-10:30 in the gym.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Track and LAX: Track and Lacrosse will begin March 2.

Dissecting Darwinism: On March 13, New Saint Andrews College is offering a day camp in presenting the argument for intelligent design and exposing the flaws of Darwinism.  Dr Gordon Wilson will be presenting.  Open to high school Juniors and Seniors.  Find out more at www.nsa.edu .

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 24

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 24

Elementary

5th Grade Play: This Friday the 5th graders will be performing Perseus and Andromeda.  The assembly will open with a recitation from the 4th graders at 8:35.  All are welcome to attend.

Secondary

Speech Meet: Just a reminder that the 10th-12th grade students competed in the Poetry Out Loud competition this year and therefore the high school speech meet listed on the annual calendar (2/27/09) is already complete.

Track and LAX: Track and Lacrosse will begin March 2.

Dissecting Darwinism: On March 13, New Saint Andrews College is offering a day camp in presenting the argument for intelligent design and exposing the flaws of Darwinism.  Dr Gordon Wilson will be presenting.  Open to high school Juniors and Seniors.  Find out more at www.nsa.edu .

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 23

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 23

General

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Thursday is the first day of the MCL High School Basketball Tournament.  Our varsity team will head to Spokane to compete with the top eight teams in the league.  Students and staff are welcome to wear their Fight’n Knight t-shirts and nice jeans to school on Thursday.

NBC Shooting and Offensive Skills Clinic: On Monday, February 16 there will be a basketball clinic for students age 9-15 in Spokane.  For more information visit http://www.nbccamps.com/camps/basket_ball/camp_sub/clinics.htm#spokane

Elementary

Name on the Board: One of our assembly sayings is, “If your name’s on the board…go make it right.”  The goal is to teach students to take responsibility and deal with sin faithfully.  Toward that end, my teaching and encouragement has been that when a student gets his name on the board that he go, at the next convenient time (recess, lunch, after school), and ask forgiveness of his teacher for whatever he did.  In addition to this, our household policy is that if one of my kids gets his name on the board in class, he comes and tells me right after school.  If your household discipline leans toward requiring your kids to take this responsibility and make things right, then making excuses, hiding the sin, or spinning the story will just not pay off.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 22

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 22

General

3rd Quarter Midterms: Midterms will come home with the elementary students this Wednesday and with the secondary on Thursday.

Logos Fundraiser Dessert: This Friday evening at 7:00 Logos will be holding its annual fundraiser dessert in the gym.

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 4.  The Final Showdown Sudden Death Spell-Off will take place this Wednesday afternoon at 12:40.  The top two spellers from 3rd – 6th grade will be competing at this time in the auditorium.  Parents are certainly welcome.

Second Grade Play: This Friday morning the 2nd Graders will be performing the play The Lion and the Mouse.  The show will begin with a 5th grade recitation at 8:35.

Secondary

Poetry Out Loud: The 10th – 12th graders will be competing in the Poetry Out Loud in-school competition this Friday.  There will be a final competition in the auditorium at 2:30 PM between  the top three competitors of each grade to see who will go on to compete in the regional competition at Moscow High on Monday.  All are welcome to attend.

Study Tip of the Week

Study Tip of the Week:  Each family has a different routine for dealing with report cards and midterms when they come home from school.  You may consider incorporating the following elements into yours:

a.       Read and discuss the grades and comments together with your spouse.  This can be a great opportunity for God to reveal potential blind spots in your parenting.

b.      Make time to sit down with your child, without any distractions, and read over the report together.  Explain the different categories, discuss any areas in which you see progress or a drop, and make a plan for how to finish off the quarter.

c.       Pay attention over the next few weeks and talk to your child further about the plan to see if it is working.

d.      Sign and return the bottom of the midterm (elementary).  Take a few minutes to jot down an encouraging note to the teacher in addition to your signature.  One of the most effective ways to raise thankful and grateful kids is to be thankful and grateful in their presence.

Doing these things will help reinforce to your child that you love them, that you value their education, and that you are interested in seeing them be successful at Logos.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 21

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 21

General

Re-registration Packets: Re-registration packets are due this Friday for the 09-10 academic year.

School Ball: The seniors will be sponsoring a school ball on Friday, January 30 from 7-10 PM in the gym (the Friday of Knights’ Festival).  $5 for students, $7 for adults, and $25 for families (Parents are encouraged and welcome to come.)  Semi-formal dress is required.

Home Basketball Game: This Thursday evening we will host the last JV and varsity home games of the season against Lakeside at 5:30 and 7:00.  Come on out and cheer for the Knights!

Uniform Mini Skirts: Just a friendly dress code reminder.  Girls’ skirts and jumpers must be knee-length or longer.  Some skirts that were knee-length at the beginning of the year may look more like a cheerleader’s uniform today.

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 2.  The rules are included below.

Secondary

Knights’ Festival: As part of Knights’ Festival this year each house will be participating in a community service project.  The rationale for this element being included in Knights’ Fest is that we want to self-consciously see feasting and celebration as the result of sacrifice and service.  This year we will have the privilege of conducting service projects at Clark House, Sabbath House, Carenet of the Palouse, Good Sam, the City of Moscow, Bridge Bible Fellowship, the University of Idaho Dairy Parlor, and the NuArt Theater.

Each house will receive service project specifics this Wednesday afternoon.  Thursday morning students should show up to their service project location at 8:30 dressed in their Fight’n Knight t-shirt and jeans (a bus will be leaving from school at 8:15 for any students who can’t be dropped off at their project location).  Each house will have a supervising teacher working with them throughout the morning.  All projects should be complete between 11:00 and 11:30.  At that time students with their own transportation are welcome to head home or back to school for lunch (students without transportation will ride back to school on the bus).  If your child does not have a car, please talk to him or her about your family’s policy about riding with student drivers.  Logos does not generally recommend it, and there will be a bus available to get everyone there and back.

Knights’ Fest activities will resume after lunch at 12:35 in the gym.  See the Principal’s Page for more details.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 20

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 20

General

School Ball: The seniors will be sponsoring a school ball on Friday, January 30 from 7-10 PM in the gym (the Friday of Knights’ Festival).  $5 for students, $7 for adults, and $25 for families (Parents are encouraged and welcome to come.)  Semi-formal dress is required.

Home Basketball Game: This Thursday evening there will be a varsity home game against Genesis Prep. at 5:00.  Logos is ranked 2nd in the MCL.  Come on out and cheer for the Knights!

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 4.  The rules are included below.

Kindergarten Play: This Friday the Kindergarteners will be performing their first classroom play.  The show will open with a recitation from the 3rd Grade at 8:35 AM.  All are welcome.

Elementary Basketball: A few folks have asked about elementary basketball this year.  This will start up after the high school season is over – Mid February.  Stay tuned!

Secondary

PLAN test Results: The 10th graders were given their PLAN Test results this past Monday.

Knights’ Festival: Next week is Knights’ Fest, check the Logos Principals Page for details.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 19

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 19

General

School Ball: The seniors will be sponsoring a school ball on Friday, January 30 from 7-10 PM in the gym (the Friday of Knights’ Festival).  $5 for students, $7 for adults, and $25 for families (Parents are encouraged and welcome to come.)  Semi-formal dress is required.

Hall Closet Announcement: Hall Closet is carrying two new products that are consistent with our uniform guidelines:  White Oxford shirts with an expandable collar, and Khaki pants with an expandable waist.

Home Basketball Game: This Thursday evening there will be a varsity home game against Kootenai at 7:00.  Come on out and cheer for the Knights!

Elementary

Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in an in-school spelling bee February 4.  The rules are included below.

Lunch Songs: Each day before prayer at lunchtime the elementary students sing together the first verse of a psalm or hymn.  Here is a list of the lunch songs for the third quarter.  All of the 1st – 6th graders are working on memorizing these.

Monday: Ps. 98 O Sing a New Song to the Lord

Tuesday: Be Thou My Vision

Wednesday: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

Thursday: Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken

Friday: Ps. 100 All People That on Earth do Dwell

Secondary

CTP-4 Testing: All regular testing will be complete Thursday afternoon.  If your child has missed any of the test components due to absences this week, please contact Mr. Carnahan to schedule a make up on Friday.

Snow Clothing Guidelines

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

SPELLING BEE 2009

LOGOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

OFFICIALS:

1. Spellmaster – This person will explain the rules, give the words, and run the bee.

2. Secretary – This person will write down the letters of each word as the competitors state them.

COMPETITION CRITERION:

All students will participate in at least one in-class practice spelling bee prior to the real competition to give them exposure and experience in competing in a bee.  Students who earn a 90% and above in the subject of spelling on the second quarter report card will compete in the official spelling bee competition held February 4, 2009.

RULES:

1. The competitors will be given a practice round to acquaint them with the procedures and give them a chance to relax. No one will be eliminated during the practice round.

2. Each competitor, after being given a word, should SAY the word, SPELL the word, and then SAY it again. If the word is mispronounced, the spellmaster should correct the student (Homonyms should automatically be put into a sentence or accompanied with a definition).  This SAY-SPELL-SAY procedure must be followed to ensure that: (1) the speller understands the correct word, and (2) the judges know when the spelling is complete and no more letters will be added.  The head judge will stop the student if he fails to pronounce the word before spelling, or if it is pronounced incorrectly.  NOTE: Failure to say-spell-say will not in itself eliminate the speller from competition, but it will reduce the chances of correct spelling and/or the ability to arbitrate.

3. Contestants must speak clearly and loudly.  The spellmaster=s decision is final in determining the correctness of the spelling, which may be misunderstood if not spoken clearly.

4. The contestant may, before beginning to spell, ask for a definition of the word, ask for the word to be used in a sentence, and/or ask for the word to be repeated.  Requests will be granted until the officials agree that the word has been made reasonably clear to the speller.  If a student takes unreasonable advantage of this opportunity, he will be advised by the spellmaster to say the word and begin spelling.

5. If the word is a proper noun, the spellmaster must say “proper noun” after the word is given so that the student will know to say “capital” at the beginning of the word.  It does not disqualify the student, however, if he forgets to say “capital” but spells the word correctly.

6. If there are two words, e.g. Rocky Mountains, the student should say “space” between the words.  No penalty will be incurred if the student does not say “space.”

7. Books of the Bible that have a Roman numeral in front of them, e.g. I, II, or III John, should only be used as the name. The student should not be required to say or spell “first”, “second”, etc.

8. Words should be selected in a planned sequence, without regard to the perceived ability of the student. The student will have 30 seconds to spell the word from the time he begins the word. Once a word is started, the student may start over, but may only use the letters originally stated; no letter changes are allowed.

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 18

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 18

General

School Uniform Exchange: Logos will host a uniform exchange on the stage in the auditorium this Tuesday through Friday.  If you are interested in participating, please come by to drop off clothing that you no longer need and pick up whatever you can use – everything is free.

Snow Closure: Remember to check the Logos Principal’s Page for up-to-date information on possible school closures (address below).

Home Basketball Game: Tomorrow night there will be a game in Knights’ Court vs. Pullman Christian; JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00.

Secondary

Electives: This Tuesday morning the secondary students will go right to their second semester elective classes in the morning.  Just a reminder to girls in the fitness class, your elective begins at 8:00 AM in the gym.

Snow Clothing Guidelines

1. Students are not to wear snow clothes in the classroom (hats, jackets, snow pants, etc…).

2. Snow boots are allowed in the classrooms as long as they have been sufficiently stomped and cleaned prior to entering the building.

3. Parents of younger students, please have your child practice putting his own snow clothes on, otherwise it can take half of recess just getting dressed!  Thank you.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Welcome Back!

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 17

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 17

General

Christmas Program: The elementary and secondary Christmas Program will take place December 18 at 7:00 in the gym.  Preschool – 2nd grade students will sit with their parents after they sing.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: The Friday before Christmas vacation, students are allowed to wear their Fight’n Knight shirts and jeans or the regular school uniform.  This will be Trivia Day for the secondary and the day after the Christmas Program for the elementary.

School Uniform Exchange: If your kids are like mine, they are starting to grow out of some of their school clothing that seemed to fit just fine in August.  Logos will host a uniform exchange on the stage in the auditorium the week we get back from Christmas break.  Please come by to drop off clothing that you no longer need and pick up whatever you can use – everything is free.

Elementary

Winter Gear: It may be good to remind your kids to bring home all winter coats, gloves, and hats.  These items could come in handy over Christmas break!

Secondary

Final Exams: Final exams are taking place Monday through Thursday this week.  Finish strong.

Basketball: The varsity boys’ basketball team will be traveling to Seattle for two games on December 29 and 30.  A detailed itinerary will come home with the players this week.

Trivia Day: The secondary students will be competing in an all day review/trivia contest that will help to cement many of the things that they have learned in the first semester of the year.  Parents and friends might be interested in attending some of the special features of the day:

12:45-1:45 PM  Special Presentation in the Gym:

-Scene from Les Miserables

-Cross Country Letters

-Guest speaker: Mr. Nance on China

2:00-2:40 PM Trivia Contest Final Round

2:40-3:10 PM Christmas Caroling

Snow Clothing Guidelines

1. Students are not to wear snow clothes in the classroom (hats, jackets, snow pants, etc…).

2. Snow boots are allowed in the classrooms as long as they have been sufficiently stomped and cleaned prior to entering the building.

3. Parents of younger students, please have your child practice putting his own snow clothes on, otherwise it can take half of recess just getting dressed!  Thank you.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

Merry Christmas!

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 16

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 16

General

Christmas Program: The elementary and secondary Christmas Program will take place December 18 at 7:00 in the gym.  Both elementary and secondary students will be wearing their dress uniforms for the Christmas Program.  Sorry about the confusion regarding secondary girls wearing something different.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: The Friday before Christmas vacation, students are allowed to wear their Fight’n Knight shirts and jeans or the regular school uniform.  This will be Trivia Day for the secondary and the day after the Christmas Program for the elementary.

Elementary

1st Grade Play: This Friday the 1st grade will be performing the play ANTS.  The show will start with a Latin recitation by the 5th grade at 8:35.  All are welcome to attend.

Secondary

Plan Test: This Friday morning the 10th graders will be taking the PLAN Test.  See Mr. Carnahan for details.

Final Exams: Final exams will take place Monday through Thursday next week.  The final schedule is attached.

Second Semester Registration: Elective choices and senior class selections are due to Mrs. Polek this Wednesday, December 10.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 15

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 15

High School Basketball: The opening game of the season will take place this Thursday evening in Hayden, Id. The first home game will be this Saturday in the Knight’s Court. See the Principal’s Page for details.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: Next Monday (12/8) students are welcome to wear either their Fight’n Knight shirts and jeans or the regular school uniform. Monday evening is a home basketball game for the JV and Varsity teams.

Finish Strong: There are only 2 ½ weeks left in the 2nd quarter. Encourage your kids to finish strong.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 14

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 14

General

Thanksgiving Assembly: This Wednesday at 11:00 there will be an all school Thanksgiving Assembly in the gym. Both the elementary and secondary choirs will be performing and Mr. Ed Van Nuland will be speaking. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Wednesday will be a dress uniform day for this special event.

Blue vs. White Scrimmage: The varsity boys’ basketball team will host an exhibition game the day after Thanksgiving, November 28 at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to come out and see this year’s squad go head to head in the Knight’s Court. Admission is free.

Elementary

Homework-0-Meter Results: Homework surveys are in and we’ve crunched the numbers below. Parents, thank you for taking the time to complete the surveys!

Grade

Guideline

Actual

1st Grade:

15 min./night

10

2nd Grade:

30 min./night

10

3rd Grade:

45 min./night

30

4th Grade:

45 min./night

23

5th Grade:

45 min./night

45

6th Grade:

60 min./night

43

Secondary

Poetry Out Loud: 10th – 12th Grade students will be choosing their Poetry Out Loud poems in the next few weeks, stay tuned for more information.

Snow Clothing Guidelines

(Just in case!)

1. Students are not to wear snow clothes in the classroom (hats, jackets, snow pants, etc…).

2. Snow boots are allowed in the classrooms as long as they have been sufficiently stomped and cleaned prior to entering the building.

3. Parents of younger students, please have your child practice putting his own snow clothes on, otherwise it can take half of recess just getting dressed! Thank you.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 13

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 13

General

Snow Boots: Elementary and secondary students are welcome to wear snow boots during the snow season.

Thanksgiving Assembly: On November 26 at 11:00 there will be an all school Thanksgiving Assembly in the gym. Both the elementary and secondary choirs will be performing and Mr. Ed Van Nuland will be speaking. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Wednesday will be a dress uniform day for this special event.

Blue vs. White Scrimmage: The varsity boys’ basketball team will host an exhibition game the day after Thanksgiving, November 28 at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to come out and see this year’s squad go head to head in the Knight’s Court. Admission is free.

Elementary

Winter Clothes: Be sure to send your children to school with warm clothes. We will have recess outside unless it is raining hard or below 20 degrees. This may be a good time to make sure that winter clothing is labeled – just in case!

Secondary

Poetry Out Loud: 10th – 12th Grade students will be choosing their Poetry Out Loud poems in the next few weeks, stay tuned for more information.

Study Tip of the Week

Over the past couple years we have had a few questions about the school’s policy regarding keeping old tests for younger siblings to use in subsequent years. For example, I have children in grades 9, 8, 5, 4, 2, and Preschool this year. If I was inclined to save tests from year to year, could I use those tests to help the next child study for the same test one or two years later? The short answer is, no. Students who have access to the previous year’s tests and answers have a distinct and unfair advantage over the other students in the class. Teachers, both in the elementary and secondary, provide review sheets before each test. This is what the students should use (along with notes, previous work, etc.) as they prepare for tests. At Logos, using someone else’s old test to study for your test is cheating.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 12

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 12

General

Snow Boots: Elementary and secondary students are welcome to wear snow boots during the snow season.

Review of Logos School’s production of OKLAHOMA!: After giving a spontaneous and sustained standing ovation, all I could say was “What a great show!” Last night my family and I had the pleasure of watching the Logos School production of “Oklahoma!” They have really gone the extra mile to make this a fantastic production that everyone can enjoy. Under the very capable directing of Tom Garfield, Kate Henreckson and Katie Grauke, the actors sing and dance, dream and fight, weep, woo and wed in a sweeping performance across the stage that will be sure to keep you humming the tunes for days afterward. Watch Curly romance Laurie, Will romance Ado Annie, and Ali Hakim romance everybody (and don’t worry, this is Logos: all “kissing” is discreetly hidden or interrupted). See the boisterous Aunt Eller, the frightening Jud Fry, and all the other iconic characters come to life on the Knights’ Court stage. Every song and every scene is worth the price of admission. Oklahoma is a masterpiece that you really shouldn’t miss. – Jim Nance

The show opens tonight at 7:30 in the Knights’ Court and runs each night through Saturday, Nov 15. Tickets are available ahead of time from the school office (882-1226) or at the door.

Elementary

Winter Clothes: Be sure to send your children to school with warm clothes.  We will have recess outside unless it is raining hard or below 20 degrees.  This may be a good time to make sure that winter clothing is labeled – just in case!

Secondary

Extracurricular Activities and Schoolwork: There are lots of great activities going on in the secondary (girls volleyball tournament, Oklahoma production, junior high boys basketball games, high school boys basketball tryouts, etc.).  At Logos, school comes first.  This means that students who participate in extracurricular activities will be held to the same standard as everyone else.  Students should look ahead, plan ahead, and redeem the time during busy seasons like this.

Saturday Workout: There will be an opportunity for Logos secondary students to work out and be tested this Saturday in the gym.  We will begin at 10:00 with pull-ups and push-ups.  Afterward we will head to the U of I track to run a timed mile.  This may be especially beneficial for high school boys wanting to play basketball this season.  Tryouts begin Monday, November 17 @ 3:30 PM.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 10

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 10

General

New Room Heaters: With the help of Jody Jacobs and Bob Smathers our rooms on the north side of campus have new heaters!  Now that these rooms are warmer students will no longer need or be allowed to wear jackets or sweatshirts in class.  If your child tends to run cold, he is welcome to wear a uniform sweater.

Interschool Speech Meet: The Interschool Speech Meet will take place November 7.  The secondary students who qualify will travel to compete at the Oaks in Spokane. In the elementary, the top two superior scores in each category will advance to the Interschool Speech Meet.  We are hosting the meet this year, and we are looking forward to having two sister schools to compete with: The Oaks (Spokane, WA), and Lakes Bible Academy (Hauser, ID).

Elementary

Homework-o-Meter: Elementary Homework-o-Meters will come home this Friday with your children.  Please fill these out over the course of the next week and return them to the classroom teachers on November 10.  This helps us gauge the amount of homework our elementary students are doing each night.

Secondary

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: This Friday, October 31 is the speech meet.  Students should come in their dress uniforms for this event.  There will be an awards assembly in which some of the superior speeches will be delivered at 2:25 in the auditorium.  All are welcome to attend.

Winter Activities: Winter is an exciting time in the secondary with basketball, knowledge bowl, and mock trial all starting up.  Mr. Carnahan is working hard to schedule these three activities so that there are very few or no conflicts between them.  If your child wants to participate in more than one of these events, it is important that he prioritize his level of commitment to each activity, and that he communicate this prioritization to his coaches at the beginning of the season.

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home

Colds: Please keep your child at home if he has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his ability to perform in school (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy).

Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): Follow your doctor’s advice for returning to school.

Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and / or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.

Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees.  The child can return to school after he has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 9

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 9

General

Open Gym: Due to High Protocol, Open Gym is cancelled this week.

Elementary

Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 24.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Parent Teacher Conferences will take place October 23rd and 24th in the morning and late afternoon. We are looking forward to meeting with you!

Secondary

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: October 31.

New PE Teacher: We are delighted to report that the board unanimously decided to hire Mr. Justin Spencer to teach our junior high boys PE class this year. Justin has been volunteering and substituting the PE class since the beginning of the school year, and is excited to be at the helm throughout the rest of the year. Mr. Rusty Olps has decided to further pursue the development of his administrator’s position at Sabbath House, a ministry of Christ Church. We are very grateful for Rusty’s service to the school, especially in the first quarter of this year as we have been looking for the right person to fill his shoes. Well done, Mr. Olps, and blessings on your new endeavors!

Study Tip for the Week

From this point on, the speech meet judges will not have a copy of each student’s selection in front of them. If your child misses a word or even a whole line from his selection, the best thing to do is – smile and keep on reciting. If the student continues on confidently after a mistake, there’s a good chance that no one else will even notice.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 8

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 8

General

Parking Lot Etiquette: Please be sure not to park your car in the left-hand lane of the front parking lot. When cars are left there it keeps others from being able to exit the lot. The upper lot behind the gym is a great place to drop off and pick up kids, and it is usually not as congested as the front.

Next Week: This week is the last week in the first quarter. Encourage your child to finish strong! Friday, October 17, is a teacher work day (no school for students). Teachers will be wrapping up the first quarter (grades and report cards), participating in some teacher in-service, and preparing for the second quarter.

Dress Uniforms: There will be no dress uniform day this week. No Friday, no ties!

Elementary

Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 24. Selections will be presented in class and graded on the judge’s sheet this Thursday as a last practice before the real meet.

Volunteers Needed: The 2nd grade class is looking for volunteers to read with a small group of students. There are openings on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30 AM. Please contact Mrs. Courtney if you are interested.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Parent Teacher Conferences will take place October 23rd and 24th in the morning and late afternoon. Sign-up sheets come home to all families this week. We are looking forward to meeting with you!

6th Grade Play: This Thursday the 6th grade will be presenting The Magical Walnut. The assembly will open with a 2nd grade recitation at 8:35. All are welcome to attend!

Secondary

High Protocol: The juniors and seniors will be attending Phantom of the Opera in Spokane on October 22 for their protocol event this year.

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: We have moved the Secondary Speech Meet to October 31. This should provide an adequate amount of time for the students to memorize and polish their pieces.

Elementary Romance

Each year I make a point of speaking to the 4th – 6th grade students about a fascinating and sometimes delicate oxymoron – elementary romance. I am very pleased to say that this has not been an issue that Logos elementary students have struggled with in recent memory nor do I have grave concerns this year. My primary goal is that we maintain a positive school culture in which students do not feel pressure to “grow up” too fast in this area. Over the course of the week I’ll stop in for this year’s installment, and I thought it would be good for you all to know what I had to say to the students and what my expectations are in this area. First of all, the school policy for the elementary and secondary reads, “Public displays of affection are not permitted at school or school activities.” My interpretation of a public display of affection is very narrow. Any singling out of a person of the opposite sex and anything that you could do to earn yourself the title of “an item” fall into this category. The discussion with the 4th – 6th graders usually begins with me asking how old they are, and then following up by asking how old they think they will be when they get married. After clarifying, for the sake of the boys, that most people do not wait until they are 37 to marry we move on to the application. The short form is that our students are a lifetime or more away from getting married, and any preliminary negotiations are absolutely inappropriate in the elementary. I am strongly against silly talk about who likes whom, and I am thoroughly opposed to premature pairing up. There is far too much fun and hard work for us to keep ourselves occupied with to give attention to cheap soap operas. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 7

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 7

General

Label your Items: There are more clothes being found with names in them. “Hurrah,” says Mrs. Carroll. Do so more and more!

Next Week: Next week is the last week in the first quarter. Encourage your child to finish strong! Next Friday, October 17, is a teacher work day (no school for students). Teachers will be wrapping up the first quarter (grades and report cards) and preparing for the second.

Elementary

Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 24. Selections should be memorized this Friday, October 10.

Volunteers Needed: The 2nd grade class is looking for volunteers to read with a small group of students. There are openings on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30 AM. Please contact Mrs. Courtney if you are interested.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Parent Teacher Conferences will take place October 23rd and 24th in the morning and late afternoon. Sign-up sheets will come home this Wednesday to families with three or more students in the elementary. Next Wednesday sign-up sheets will come home to all other families. We are looking forward to meeting with you!

Secondary

High Protocol: The juniors and seniors will be attending Phantom of the Opera in Spokane on October 22 for their protocol event this year. The next Protocol Training will take place next Tuesday at 10:15 AM.

Secondary Speech Meet 7th-9th: We have moved the Secondary Speech Meet to October 31. This should provide an adequate amount of time for the students to memorize and polish their pieces.

Study Tip for the Week

There are at least two different approaches that parents can take when it comes to homework. Choosing your approach is not always a self-conscious decision, but we all have a philosophy of homework regardless of whether we realize it or not.

Let’s call the first philosophy the Mastery Approach. Parents operating according to the Mastery Approach require that their child spend as much time as necessary to fully master the material each week. If there are 20 spelling words on the list, Mastery parents will demand that their child spends whatever time is necessary to achieve a 100% on Friday’s test. If the child of a Mastery parent is of average intelligence and ability (speaking hypothetically of course!) then that child will end up with an above-average amount of homework each night in order to meet the goal that has been set by the parents. This is fine if your child loves the work and your family has extra time to invest in this way.

The Time Management Approach is what we’ll call the second philosophy of homework. In this model the parents establish a certain homework routine that they think is reasonable for their child. This homework liturgy takes into account the work to be done, the abilities of the child, and other priorities that may be competing for the family’s attention (family devotions, music lessons, athletics, etc.). If the spelling list has 20 words on it, the Time Management parent devotes 15-20 minutes of diligent study each night and leaves the results to God. This sounds easy enough, but the scary part to many parents, is the possibility that they may have a child of … average intelligence and ability. Terrifying, I realize. If this is the case, then our hypothetical child may bring home “B’s” or even a “C” or two. If this prospect is unacceptable, it may be time to reconsider how high you have placed the “bar” and who could be suffering for it.

There are times when parents can be frustrated with a teacher for assigning “all of that homework” when instead, the reason for the unwieldy amount of work might stem from the parents’ unwillingness to settle for anything less than perfection.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE Week 6

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE

Week 6

General

Picture Retakes: If you were not pleased with how your child’s individual picture turned out, please send the packet to school and have your child prepared for retakes on October 8.

Label your Items: Last Friday we had our first Lost and Found sale. It is amazing how much is lost each month. Please consider writing your family name on clothing, lunchboxes, etc. so that we can return these items to their owners.

Elementary

Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 24. Selections should be memorized on October 10.

5th Grade Play: This Friday the 5th graders will be performing Alkestis by the great classical Greek playwright Euripides. The assembly will begin with a brief 4th grade recitation at 8:35 in the auditorium. All are welcome to attend.

Secondary

High Protocol: The juniors and seniors will be attending Phantom of the Opera in Spokane on October 22 for their protocol event this year.

Study Tip for the Week

Plan ahead. Sit down with your child on Saturday and read over the HAS (elementary) or the Weekly Test Schedule (secondary) together. Talk about the tests and assignments with your child so that he is prepared before the week begins. A few minutes of discussion and study Saturday morning can help take the pressure off in the middle of the week when the circus is in full swing.

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 5

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – Week 5

General

Fight’n Knight Shirts: We are getting ready to place a final order for more Logos Fight’n Knight shirts. If you are interested, please email Mr. Carnahan at logosad@turbonet.com with your preferred size and number (youth and adult sizes are available). All orders are due this Friday, September 26. This may be a great Christmas present idea for the cousins!

Elementary

*Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 24. Selections should be memorized on October 10.

Secondary

Tardy Update: If a student shows up to class without his book it is counted as a tardy, due to the fact that he has to go and retrieve it during class time. Since this adds to the opportunities that a student has to receive a tardy, we have changed the guidelines so that 5 tardies, instead of 3 will result in an office visit (applied retroactively). This should provide a more gracious balance, especially as the inclement weather approaches.

*High Protocol: The juniors and seniors will be attending Phantom of the Opera in Spokane on October 22 for their protocol event this year.

Study Tip for the Week

One helpful way to teach your kids not to procrastinate is to ingrain in them the need to study at least Two Days Out. Two Days Out means studying for Friday’s test on Wednesday and Thursday instead of simply the night before. Studying for predictable subjects like spelling and Latin should be spread over the course of the entire week, but for other quizzes and small tests, especially in the secondary, Two Days Out helps form a pattern of planned investment rather than last minute gambling.

*For more information on the designated events above, please see http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE Week 4

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE Week 4

General

*Class Picture Day for all Grades: Please wear your dress uniform this Friday, September 19. T/TH Preschool Class please come to school at 8:30 to have your pictures taken with the rest of the preschoolers. I apologize for the inconvenience, but we would love to have everyone in the picture!

Fight’n Knight Shirts: We are getting ready to place a final order for more Logos Fight’n Knight shirts. If you are interested, please email Mr. Carnahan at logosad@turbonet.com with your preferred size and number (youth and adult sizes are available). All orders are due September 26. This may be a great Christmas present idea for the cousins!

A Little Help for the Principal’s Page

1. Links: We are currently looking for links to educational sites that we can put on the Logos Principal’s Page. If you have any sites that have been helpful to your family and that meet the requirements below, please let us know so that we can consider them. The site must be:

-free

-applicable to some area of the curriculum that is covered at Logos

-easy to use and navigate without down-loading additional software

2. Pictures: If you attend a Logos event and come away with one or two nice digital pictures that you are willing to share, please email them to me so that I can place them on the page.

Elementary

Preschool 2009-2010: Next year’s preschool class is filling up at a good clip! We currently have five students on the M/W/F list and a few other families that are in the process of applying. If you have any interest in preschool for next year, it may be worth getting your application in early to reserve a spot.

4th Grade Play: This Friday the 4th graders will be performing Johnny Tremain. The assembly will begin with a brief recitation at 8:35 by the 3rd grade class. All are welcome and encouraged to come. Elementary assemblies usually last until 9:15. Lots of fun!

*Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 24. Selections are due September 19.

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts: 4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies. Tryouts will take place Thursday, September 18th @ 12:00 in the lunch room. See Mr. Whitling for a copy of the two songs.

Secondary

*High Protocol: The juniors and seniors will be attending Phantom of the Opera in Spokane on October 22 for their protocol event this year. The protocol training schedule is listed below. Parents are welcome to attend the training and the actual event as well. See Mr. Carnahan for details.

Protocol training:

Session 1: Sept. 23 (Tues.)- 2nd period

Session 2: Oct. 14 (Tues.)- 3rd period

Session 3: Oct. 20 (Mon.)- 1st period

Session 4: Oct. 21 (Tues)- 4th period

There are a few students who haven’t purchased their Phantom tickets yet. I’d like to encourage you to get that done right away for our planning purposes.

Study Tip for the Week

Encourage your children (1st-9th grade) to begin memorizing their speech meet parts early. The dinner table is a great place to practice. Start by having each child read through his selection, beginning and ending with the title and author. The next night have them recite as much as they can, reading the remainder that has not been memorized yet. By the time the speech meet comes around, the whole family will be ready to hit the stage and perform!

*For more information on the designated events above, please see http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE wk3

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE

Week 3

General

*Class Picture Day: Moved to September 19. T/TH Preschool Class please come to school at 8:30 to have your pictures taken with the rest of the preschoolers. I apologize for the inconvenience, but we would love to have everyone in the picture!

Friday Attire: Students are to either wear their dress uniform or their Fight’n Knight t-shirt and nice jeans (tennies are fine).

Elementary

*Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 24. Selections are due September 19.

Fight’n Knight T-Shirts: The volleyball team will play their first home game on Friday, September 12. This will be the first opportunity for students, in the elementary and secondary, to wear their Fight’n Knight t-shirts and nice jeans to school. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt for your elementary student or for a younger sibling, they will be for sale for $10 at Secondary Back to School Night (Sept. 11) and during lunch in the auditorium on September 11.

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts: 4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies. Tryouts will take place Thursday, September 18th @ 12:00 in the lunch room. See Mr. Whitling for a copy of the two songs.

Secondary

*Back to School Night: This Thursday at 7:00 is Secondary Back to School Night.

*First Home Volleyball Game: This Friday the girls will play their first game. Be sure to wear your Fight’n Knight t-shirts and come prepared to sing the doxology (competitors and fans) at the end of the game!

Study Tip for the Week

Busy dads need to have a system for staying in touch with how their kids are doing in school. Don’t wait for the midterm progress report to come home and tell you how things are going. Require your child to drop off all graded and returned school work at your spot at the dinner table right when he gets home. Before dinner you can look through the pile to check progress. This will also give you the information required to ask intelligent questions during dinner about the topics that are being covered in school.

*For more information on the designated events above, please see http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE-Week 2

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE

Week 2

General

*Class Picture Day: Moved to September 19.

Friday: This Friday we will begin our normal pattern of wearing our dress uniforms. Sometimes it is tempting to want to slide into the weekend both mentally and physically. By dressing up we want to remind ourselves and each other to finish strong.

Elementary

*Back to School Night: This Friday at 7:00 is Elementary Back to School Night. Parents only for this event, please.

*Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 24. It’s time to start looking for selections!

Fight’n Knight T-Shirts: The volleyball team will play their first home game on Friday, September 12. This will be the first opportunity for students, in the elementary and secondary, to wear their Fight’n Knight t-shirts and nice jeans to school. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt for your elementary student or for a younger sibling, they will be for sale for $10 at Elementary Back to School Night (Sept. 5) and during lunch in the auditorium on September 11.

Preschool Remodel: The new preschool room is done and has been a huge blessing to the school and families of kids in the class. Thank you so much to those of you who donated money and/or came out to swing a hammer. The work crew was headed up by Mr. Joe Casebolt and his supporting cast included: Dave Casebolt, Josh Wright, Jeff Handel (and kids), Ed Driskill, Stephen Sawyer, Joe Kline, Phil McMurray, Jody Jacobs, Nancy and Rebekah Rust. Please join us in thanking these folks for their hard work, dedication and support.

Secondary

*Back to School Night: Next Thursday at 7:00 is Secondary Back to School Night.

*For more information on the designated events above, please see http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

Update #2

LOGOS SCHOOL

Update #2

General

*Individual Picture Day: The M/W/F Preschoolers who want pictures taken should come to the auditorium right at 8:30 on Tuesday, September 2. Remember to bring your envelope and payment.

Parking Lot: In order to facilitate all of us getting in and out of school safely each day, please note the following descriptions of each lane in the parking lot in front of the school:

Left Lane: Drive through, do not stop

Right Lane: Pull as far forward as possible, you may stop to pick up students.

Elementary

Elementary

*Elementary Speech Meet: Friday, October 24. It’s time to start looking for selections!

Secondary

*For more information on the designated events above, please see http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling

Summer Update #5

LOGOS SCHOOL

Summer Update #5

General

Attendance Policy: If your child needs to miss school for any reason, please call the office in advance and let the secretaries know so that they do not record the absence as a truancy.

Student Dress: Remember that the first day of school will be a dress uniform day (see handbook for details). Students will not need to wear their dress uniforms on Friday. Uniform days will occur only once a week due to laundering considerations.

Elementary

Elementary Welcome Assembly: Monday morning at 9:00 there will be an elementary welcome assembly in the auditorium. All K-6th grade students will be present, and parents are welcome to attend.

Secondary

Secondary Welcome Assembly: Monday morning at 10:00 there will be a secondary assembly in the auditorium. All 7th-12th grade students will be present, and of course, parents are welcome to attend!

New Activities Phone Number: If you are trying to reach John Carnahan for secondary activities, please call 883-3137.

Pianist: Tom Garfield is looking for a back-up pianist for the high school drama production of Oklahoma. Please contact him if you are interested.

Secondary Pool Party: The 2008 graduated senior class will be renting the pool for the entire secondary including staff. All are welcome to bring friends and family to this event. We have it rented on August 30th from 8-10 PM. Please feel free to call Ashlynn Hoeft at 874-3750 if you have any questions.

All the best,

Matt Whitling

Summer Update #4

LOGOS SCHOOL

Summer Update #4

General

New Individual Picture Day: The day for individual pictures has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 2. New order forms reflecting the correct date will come home with your child. Students are allowed to be out of the uniform guidelines this day as long as they are dressed nicely and adhere to the modesty standards in the guidelines.

Milk Fees: Daily price – $.40 / Semester price – $28.00

If you choose the semester payment option, each carton of milk costs $.35 so you have a savings of $4 per semester compared to if you bought milk daily throughout the semester. The milk fees can be turned in at the front office.

Hot Lunch: Attached is the September hot lunch order form. The September hot lunch order form will also be distributed in each of the elementary classrooms the first week of school. However, from then on the monthly hot lunch order form will only be emailed out to each family. They will not be distributed in the classrooms. There will be a pile of blank forms in the front office each month if needed. Make sure you check the bottom of the hot lunch order forms for the date they must be turned in by so that you do not miss the chance to order that month. The hot lunch forms and payments should be turned in at the front office.

Elementary

New Elementary Family Orientation: For those parents who are new to the elementary or others who would like a refresher regarding “Life at Logos Elementary School”, you are cordially invited to our New Elementary Family Orientation. This will take place this Friday, August 22 at 3:00 PM in the Auditorium.

PE: We are still looking for a few more parent volunteers for elementary PE. Please contact me if you are interested in helping out.

Secondary

PE Shirts: The new JH PE shirts are currently available from Hall Closet.

7th Grade Orientation: All 7th graders and their parents are welcome to attend 7th Grade Orientation this Friday, August 22 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. This is a time to learn about life in junior high, receive textbooks, and get set for the new school year.

All for now,

Summer Update #3

LOGOS SCHOOL

Summer Update #3

General

First Dress-Uniform Day: Please note that the first day of school will be a dress-uniform day for the elementary and secondary. We are looking forward to starting the year off strong.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: The Logos Game Day Fight’n Knight shirts are in and all secondary students will receive theirs on the first day of school. Fight’n Knight shirts will be available for sale at Registration Days if you would like to purchase one for your elementary student, friends or family. Students, elementary and secondary, may wear the Fight’n Knight shirt and a nice pair of jeans to school on special designated occasions (1st home games, 1st tourney games, Trivia Day, etc…).

Elementary

Preschool Waiting List: Preschool currently has a total of 19 students enrolled in two classes. Due to the great interest in preschool this year the board has directed me to open a preschool waiting list for 2009-2010. If you are interested in reserving a slot for your child next year, please follow this procedure:

1. Complete an application. These can be found at the Logos Principal’s Page.

2. Schedule a parent interview with the front office (unnecessary for current Logos families).

3. Pay the preschool materials fee of $50.

There are two students already on the list!

PE: We are still looking for a few more parent volunteers for elementary PE. Please contact me if you are interested in helping out.

Secondary

Cell Phones & Other Electronic Devices: Given the recent media attention to cell phones in the classroom, some of you may be wondering what our guidelines are. Here you go:

  1. Cell Phones, Palm Pilots, etc.: These are allowed at school but not in the classrooms. Students should store their phone in their car or in their locker at the beginning of the day.
  2. IPODs, MP3s, cameras, hand-held games, etc.: These are not allowed at school.
  3. Laptop Computers: These are allowed at school and may be used only for writing papers or giving power point presentations. Students are not allowed to access the internet at school. Movies and music may not be used at school.

All for now. We’re looking forward to a great year!

Summer Update #2

LOGOS SCHOOL

Summer Update #2

General

Hair Cuts: Gentlemen, please note the 08-09 hair guidelines, “If a young man’s hair is below the middle of his collar, hanging down in his face, or covering any part of his ears it will be considered too long.”

Registration Days (Aug. 18 & 19): Please bring the following information with you:

-Elective Choices (7th-12th only)

-Class registration form (seniors only)

-Updated contact information (phone, email, address)

-Any school clothes that you want to donate to the Uniform Exchange

-Updated immunization records (State law requires that each child either be current in their immunizations or that the parents sign an exemption form. See https://iris.idaho.gov/irisweb/main.jsp for immunization requirements.

Elementary

Elementary PE: A few fathers have volunteered to teach PE in the elementary so far-thank you! There are still 4-5 classes that could still use a parent volunteer. Most elementary PE classes meet twice a week for 30 minutes each. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out in this way.

Secondary

Senior Proposals: This Friday Senior Proposals are due for those students who want to participate in an Internship, Independent Study, Correspondence Course, or University Class. Please email me (mwhitling@gmailcom) your proposal on or before Friday. Check the Logos Principal’s Page for details on writing your proposal.

Elective News: The board interviewed and hired Mr. Matt Meyer yesterday to teach our Practical Christianity elective. Matt works closely with Jim Wilson at Community Christian Ministries here in Moscow. We are delighted to have him teaching at Logos.

Welcome to the New Academic Year!

Dear Logos Parents and Students, July 18, 2008

I trust that your summer has been restful and full of good times with your families. I want to express my deep appreciation for the encouragement and support that many of you have expressed as I begin my first year as elementary and secondary principal here at Logos School. It is with a deep sense of joy and gravity that I look forward to working with our entire student body, staff, and parents. Please keep us in your prayers this year, and as always, do not hesitate to let me know if you have ideas for how we can continue to improve the school. As the school year approaches there are a few items that I want to keep you abreast of:

1. New Teachers: We are very pleased to add a number of mature experienced staff members to the school this year. Jack and Dianne Bradley have joined us from Colville, WA. Dianne will be our 6th grade afternoon teacher and Jack will be teaching full time in the secondary (European History, Civics, NT Survey, US History, Classical History and 9th Grade Rhetoric I). We are excited to have Matt Gray back at Logos this year. He will be teaching Christian Doctrine to the 11th graders. Nate Wilson, class of ’96, will be teaching 10th grade Rhetoric II (more information on Rhetoric I and II to come). I am very thankful for these new teachers and for our seasoned veterans that invest so much in our kids.

2. New Administrative Structure: Since we have made some significant changes over the summer I thought it might be helpful to clarify who is responsible for what this year. This may aid you in directing the right question to the appropriate individual.

Superintendent: Tom Garfield

Tom is responsible for the overall administration of the school. Questions regarding facility, secondary drama, school vehicles, employee contracts, marketing, development, the overall school budget, and janitorial staff should be directed to him.

Principal: Matt Whitling

I am responsible for the administration of the elementary and secondary schools. Questions regarding students, teachers, curriculum, course scheduling, discipline, etc… should be directed to me.

Activities Director: John Carnahan

John is responsible for all special activities in the secondary. Questions regarding athletics, mock trial, knowledge bowl, Field Day, Knight Day, Knights’ Festival, standardized testing, speech meet, protocol, and the Secondary Awards Night should be directed to John.

Front Office Secretaries: Sandy Hoeft (AM) & Penny Anast (PM)

These ladies run the place. Questions regarding attendance, communication with parents/students, honor rolls, scheduling, etc… should be directed to them.

Registrar’s Office: Charlene Polek & Ginny Knecht

The old secondary office has been converted into a bookkeeping/registrar’s office. We are hoping to reduce the amount of traffic in this office so that these ladies can hum away at their respective jobs. Please direct all questions about transcripts, senior advising, immunization records, and tuition to Mrs. Hoeft and Mrs. Anast at the front office.

3. Elementary PE: Our elementary PE program is staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to help out by teaching your child’s PE class, please contact me ASAP. Each PE class meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

4. Senior Electives: Those who will be participating in senior electives (independent studies, internships, or college courses) should be starting to construct their proposals. You should have received a packet describing how and when to go about getting these proposals done. If you need another packet, please call the office. Be sure to have these turned in by August 15 or earlier if possible.

5. Elementary and Secondary Class Registration: Registration for all Logos students will take place on August 18-19 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Please make time on one of these days to come by the front office for 15 minutes and register. This cannot be done over the phone or via email as there are certain forms that need to be signed and updated (immunizations, emergency forms, etc.). The student/parent handbooks, locker lists, and more will be available at that time.

6. Secondary Class Schedule: The secondary class schedule and elective options will be coming out within the next few days. Stay tuned.

7. Important dates:

Friday, August 15 Varsity Drama, Volleyball, and Cross-Country begin, Senior proposals are due

Mon/Tues, August 18-19 Elementary and Secondary Registration 7:00 AM-3:00 PM

Thurs-Friday, August 21-22 Teacher Orientation

Friday, August 22 7th Grade Orientation @ 1:00 PM

Friday, August 22 Elementary New Family Orientation @ 3:00 PM

Monday, August 25 First Day of School! (Dress Uniforms Pre-12th)

Thank you for your involvement in Logos School this year! We are working hard to prepare for the return of our favorite people – your children!

All the best,

Matt Whitling

Logos Principal