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