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