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 – #25

 

Elementary

Parent/Teacher Conferences (March 27&28):  All elementary families should have received an email this week with details on how to sign up. We are looking forward to meeting with you.

 

Teacher Openings/Transitions: Mr. Becker has been an excellent 5th grade teacher this year, and we are thankful to have him at Logos. We are so pleased with his work that, next year, he is being promoted to teaching in the secondary and working with Mr. Carnahan on the athletic director duties. Since Mrs. Jones will be moving with her family to Dubai (as previously announced), we have teaching positions open in both 4th and 5th grades for the 2014-15 school year. If you are interested in pursuing one of these positions, please submit your resume to the front office.

 

Secondary

3rd Quarter Grades: We are two weeks out from spring break and the end of the 3rd quarter. This is a good time to sit down with your secondary student and check on their academic progress as we head toward the finish line.

 

Snow White: The Junior High Drama production of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs will run this Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8. The production will be in the auditorium and start at 7:00 pm in the evenings, with a 3:00 matinee on Saturday.

 

Secondary Student Surveys: Next week our secondary students will be filling out student surveys for each of their classes. Please take a few minutes and talk this through with your children so that they are prepared.

 

Mock Trial Regionals: Our Mock Trial teams head to Coeur d’Alene this Saturday for the regional competition. Please keep them in your prayers as they travel and compete.

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling