Updates

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2023/24 – Update #26 (Feb 28, 2024)

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Reaccreditation for ACCS schools occurs every 5 years, and it is our turn.  Four accreditation committee members (all administrators of other ACCS schools) visited Logos this week, wrapping up an in-depth review of school operations, including leadership, teaching, curriculum, facilities, and finance.  

 

Teaching opening: Our wonderful Mrs. Renee Shepard will be retiring from teaching preschool at the end of this year.  She has done an excellent job with these little ones but would like more time at home next year to spend with her young family.  If you see Mrs. Shepard, please thank her for her incredible work with the preschoolers this year.  If you are gifted with little ones and want to teach preschool halftime next year, please contact Mr. Brockwalder.  

RTP (Reduced Tuition Plan) applications are due April 1st.  If your family is in need of financial assistance for next year, see the Logos Website for more information.  

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Logos South Assembly:  This Friday, Mrs. McIvor's class will perform a Logos classic, Stone Soup (A ‘Rock’ Opera).  The play will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Logos South. We will reserve the small parking area in front of the school (the normal teacher lot) for anyone especially blessed by this convenient spot.

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Honors Latin:  For all Latin students in 6th-9th grade, expect an informational email from Miss Hale this Friday outlining the requirements for taking honors Latin next year.

World View Assembly: Our next worldview assembly will be held on Friday, March 8, from 12:40-1:30 pm in the Logos Field House.  Pastor Toby Sumpter will address the secondary student body on the topic of pornography.  This is one of those assemblies that we want to strongly encourage dads to attend so that they can follow up with conversations afterward. Of note, March 8th is not a family day.  The assembly will occur during the 5th period (electives will not meet), and students will proceed to their 6th-period class following the assembly.  

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Summer Camps: Make your plans to attend Logos Summer Camps. Our 2024 Summer Camp link will be open for preview beginning March 1. Camp registration will open in April. We have many exciting new camps this summer, and many of our most popular camps will return.  

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Mar 8      Last day of 3rd quarter

Mar 11 - 22 Spring Break

Mar 25       First day of 4th quarter

Mar 26-28   Elementary Parent-Teacher conferences

Mar 29-Apr 1   Easter Break (4-day weekend)

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2023/24 – Update #25 (Feb. 21, 2024)

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Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences: All campuses will hold elementary parent/teacher conferences on March 26, 27, and 28.  Morning, afternoon, and evening slots will be available.  Look for an email before Spring Break with instructions on how to sign up.  We are using the same system as we did in the fall.  If you have any questions, please email Jim Becker.

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Dialectic Speech Meet Assembly: Dialectic Speech Meet Assembly is this Friday, February 23, from 12:40-1:30 pm in the gym.  A few 7th- 9th-grade students who demonstrated excellence during the speech meet will have the opportunity to present before the student body.  Parents are encouraged to attend. 

Protocol:  For students and parents looking for the right dress or suit it’s never too early to shop for a deal.  Protocol (9-10th grades) will be on April 8 and High Protocol (11-12th grades) will be on April 29th.  See Protocol for more information.  

Math Tutors Needed:  We would like to develop a list of people interested in tutoring students in math.  Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry tutors are regularly needed.  If you are interested in tutoring, please contact Mr. Wilson.  

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HS Spring Sports! HS Track and HS Lacrosse begin practice on Friday, February 23rd.  HS Golf begins on Monday, February 26th.  Students interested in spring sports should contact the head coach for more details.  You can contact Coach Gwen Spencer for track, Coach Ian McManus for lacrosse, and Coach Phil Shepard for golf.  Email addresses are available in the links above.

JH Spring Sports: JH Lacrosse and JH Track will begin practice after Spring Break.

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Feb 23            Dialectic Speech Meet Assembly

Mar 8            Last day of 3rd quarter

Mar 11 - 22        Spring Break

Mar 25            First day of 4th quarter

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2023/24 – Update #24 (Feb. 14, 2024)

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Family Friday: This Friday, February 16th, will be a Family Friday.  This half-day of school begins the long weekend, with no school on Monday, February 19th.  (Family Friday details: LINK

Thrivent Choice:  Logos School is proud to be a Thrivent Choice®-enrolled organization. Through the Thrivent programs, we are eligible to receive grant dollars, fee-free donations, and support from Thrivent Action Team service projects. To learn more about Thrivent’s membership benefits and generosity programs, visit thrivent.com/generosity. If you are a Thrivent member, you can direct your Thrivent Choice dollars to Logos and use your Action Team project to help make our upcoming Benefit Auction a success! Please contact Kelly Driskill if you have questions regarding an Action Team for the auction. 

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Assembly Logos West:   This Friday, February 16th, Mrs. Unger’s 4th graders will be putting on their play in the Logos West campus gym. The show will open with a 4th-grade recitation (Darrah / Sumpter).  Everything begins at 8:35.  All are welcome to attend. 

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Secondary Worldview Assembly: Parents, please join us for our worldview assembly on February 16th at 11:45 am in the Logos Fieldhouse for Dr. Ben Merkle’s presentation on Cultural Marxism.   Then enjoy the afternoon with your students on Family Friday

Dialectic Speech Meet Assembly:  Please mark your calendars for the Dialectic Speech Meet Assembly on Friday, February 23, from 12:40-1:30 pm in the gym.  A few 7th- 9th-grade students who demonstrated excellence during the speech meet will have the opportunity to present before the student body.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  

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District Basketball begins Friday night in Logos Fieldhouse. Our varsity boys host Troy HS in a 1st round game at 7:00 pm. District Tournament play will continue next week at Lewiston HS. Ticket Prices for all District Tournament games are:

$7 Adults     $6 Students Grades 7-12     $0 Preschool

$6 Seniors     $5 Students Grades K-5     No Logos/Alumni passes will be accepted

HS Spring Sports! HS Track and HS Lacrosse begin practice on February 23rd. HS Golf begins February 26th. Students interested in spring sports should contact the head coach for more details. You can contact Coach Gwen Spencer for track, Coach Ian McManus for lacrosse, and Coach Phil Shepard for golf. Email addresses are available on the links above.

 

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Feb 16            Family Friday, ½ day of school

Feb 19            Presidents’ Day (no school)

Feb 21            Dialectic Speech Meet (7th-9th grades, in class)

Feb 23            Dialectic Speech Meet Assembly

Mar 8              Last day of 3rd quarter

Mar 11 - 22    Spring Break

Mar 25           First day of 4th quarter

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2023/24 – Update #23 (Feb 7, 2024)

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Family Friday: Next Friday Feb 16 is another Family Friday.  This half-day of school begins the long weekend, with no school on Monday Feb 19th.  (Family Friday details: LINK

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Logos South Assembly:  Mrs. Gartrell's class will perform a play based on Arnold Lobel’s classic, Frog and Toad are Friends.  The play will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Logos South. We will reserve the small parking area in front of the school (the normal teacher lot) for anyone especially blessed by this convenient spot.

Logos South Spelling Bee Showdown: This Friday, February 9th, the top six second-grade finishers from Monday’s classroom spelling bee will compete on the stage at Logos South.  The showdown will begin at 10:30 am.  

Logos West Spelling Bee Showdown: This Thursday, February 8th, the top 22 finishers from Monday’s classroom spelling bees will compete on the stage at Logos West.  The showdown will begin at 1:00 pm.

Preschool-1st Grade Midterms: Your preschool-1st grade students were sent home with a midterm today. This midterm is an opportunity for you to see your child’s progress and recognize any areas they may need extra help.  Thank you for taking the time to complete these helpful assessments, please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.  

2nd - 6th Grade Midterms: A blank midterm form will come home this week. Please log on to FACTS and help your child complete it. Our goal is to encourage families to check out FACTS and to help students use the midterm to plan for improvement in any areas that may need work. Please return these forms by next Wednesday, February 14.

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Valentine’s Day:  The secondary school does not officially recognize Valentine’s Day.  However, classes sometimes celebrate with all the guys in the class buying a treat for all the girls, and the girls doing something for the guys, with the intent of not singling out individual students.  Students are encouraged to bring their ideas to Mr. Wiggins before spending money or time on an idea.

Secondary Worldview Assembly: Our next worldview assembly will be on Friday, February 16th, in the Logos Fieldhouse.  Dr. Ben Merkle will address the student body on Cultural Marxism.  We encourage parents to attend this assembly and then spend the afternoon with their student(s) on this Family Friday.  

Dialectic Speech Meet:  Please mark your calendars for the Dialectic Speech Meet assembly on Friday, February 23, 12:40-1:30 pm.  A few of the 7th- 9th-grade students who demonstrated excellence during the speech meet will have the opportunity to present before the student body.  Parents are encouraged to attend. 

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Feb 16            Family Friday, ½ day of school

Feb 19            Presidents’ Day (no school)

Feb 23            Dialectic Speech Meet (7th-9th)

Mar 8              Last day of 3rd quarter

Mar 11 - 22     Spring Break

Mar 25            First day of 4th quarter

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2023/24 – Update #22 (Jan 31, 2024)

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Reenrollment:  The deadline for current students to reenroll is Wednesday, January 31st.  In February, we will begin accepting new students into available openings.  Thank you to those of you who have completed this process already! 

24-25 Calendar: Thank you for your feedback on the calendar survey.  The school board has approved next year’s calendar. A few notable items for this coming year: 

  • We will return to a full week of fall break. 

  • We will have one week of spring break that corresponds to all three local colleges (it is rare that UI, WSU, and NSA all take the same week off). 

  • We will have one week of Easter break in the 4th quarter since Easter is so much later in the year.

Illness Policy: Please don’t send sick kids to school.  This is in the student's best interest and in an effort to minimize the spread of illness.  Please see our Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children at Home.  

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Spelling Bee: On Monday, February 5th, 3rd-6th elementary students will compete in their in-class spelling bee.  The top two finishers will go on to compete in an elementary spelling bee showdown on February 8th at Logos West.  The top two 2nd graders from each class will also be competing in a 2nd-grade showdown at Logos South on February 9th! Check your child’s HAS for more information. 

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Secondary Worldview Assembly: Our next worldview assembly will be on Friday, February 16th, in the Logos Fieldhouse.  Dr. Ben Merkle will address the student body on Cultural Marxism.  We encourage parents to attend this assembly and then spend the afternoon with their student(s) on this Family Friday.  

Dialectic Speech Meet:  Please mark your calendars for the Dialectic Speech Meet assembly on Friday, February 23, 12:40-1:30 pm.  A few of the 7th- 9th-grade students who demonstrated excellence during the speech meet will have the opportunity to present before the student body.  Parents are encouraged to attend. 

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Senior Night for Boys Basketball: This Friday February 2nd, Logos plays Clearwater Valley at home.  We will honor our senior basketball player before the tipoff of the varsity game.   This is the last regular season basketball game in Logos Fieldhouse this year.  

Choir at All State:  This week, the Logos Chamber Choir is performing at the IMEA Music conference in Nampa. Congratulations to the Choir on being the selected choir to receive this high honor at All State.

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Jan 31            Reenrollment (2024-25) deadline

Feb 5             1st-6th spelling bees (in the classroom)

Feb 16            Family Friday, ½ day of school

Feb 19            Presidents’ Day (no school)

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2023/24 – Update #21 (Jan 24, 2024)

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Reenrollment:  The deadline for current students to reenroll is next Wednesday, January 31st.  In mid-February, we will begin accepting new students into available openings.  

Knights’ Fest Ball - Please join us this Friday evening!

Elementary: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Dance Practice: 7:30 - 7:50 pm Secondary only (6th grade is welcome) 

Secondary:  7:50 - 10:00 pm

Cost: $5 per student/$15 per family

Dress Code.  Gents wear dress shirts, ties, and slacks or dark wash jeans. Ladies wear below-the-knee length dresses/skirts and modest necklines; no strapless tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps.  Please wear clean athletic shoes on the dance floor (no dress shoes). 

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Assembly at Logos South:   This Friday, January 26th, Mrs. Nuttbrock’s class will be performing The King from the Tower at Logos South.  The play begins at 8:30.  Please make sure not to block the Canon Press loading dock if parking in their lot.  We will reserve the normal teacher lot for anyone who would be especially blessed by this convenient spot.  

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Knights’ Fest: Today, we kicked off Knights’ Fest with an outstanding plenary session, numerous occupational and recreational workshops, sports, and games.  Thank you to all of our volunteers!  Tomorrow we will start with a veterans’ panel discussion, followed by more sports and games, and finish with the Indoor Olympics.  Parents are welcome to join us on Friday for a thankfulness talk at 10:40 a.m., followed by feasting and entertainment.  Since we only have enough food for the students and staff, we ask that parents refrain from the Friday buffet. 

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Jan 24-26        Knights’ Fest (7th-12th grades)

Jan 26            Knights’ Fest Ball

Jan 31            Reenrollment (2024-25) deadline

Feb 5             1st-6th spelling bees (in the classroom)

Feb 16            Family Friday, ½ day of school

Feb 19            Presidents’ Day (no school)

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2023/24 – Update #20 (Jan 17, 2024) 

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Re-enrollment for current students for next year (24-25) is open through January 31st.  In February, we will begin admitting new students from our waiting pool.  

Family Friday: Our next half-day will be this Friday, Jan 19.  (More info: LINK)  Release Times on Family Fridays:  (no lunch on all campuses)

  • Logos East dismissal at 11:40. The PK section will not meet on Friday afternoon.    
  • Logos South dismissal: 1st at 11:50, 2nd at 12:00
  • Logos West Elementary dismissal at 12:15
  • Secondary dismissal at 12:30, after the assembly. 

Cancellation or Delayed Start Time:  Logos School very rarely closes, but in case of closure or delay due to severe weather, Mr. Whitling or Mr. Euhus will send out an official email by 7 am. Closure/delay information will also be posted on our website, specifically as an update on the "Parent Portal" page.  Do not assume that Logos School is closed if other schools are closed; every school district makes its own determination.  If Logos School stays open and you do not think it safe to travel to school, please do what you deem best for your family. We will help students make up any missed work. 

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Assembly Logos West:   This Friday, January 19th, Mrs. Bradley’s and Mrs. Akin’s class of 3rd graders will be putting on a play based on a famous book in the Logos West campus gym. The show will open with a recitation by Miss Anderson’s 6th graders.  Everything begins at 8:35.  All are welcome to attend. 

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Worldview Assembly: Mark your calendars for the next worldview assembly this Friday, January 19th, from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm in the Logos Fieldhouse.  Pastor Wilson will address the secondary students on the topic of “Wokeness.”  Parents are encouraged to attend.  

Knights’ Fest: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (1/24-26) next week is Knights’ Fest for our secondary students! Students in Grades 7-12 will not have class during this time but will take part in a series of talks and activities around the theme of "Working Unto the Lord and Not to Men."  Attendance will be taken each day of Knights’ Fest.  Students are expected to be on campus and participate in activities during regular school hours. Off-campus lunch privileges will remain in place for Wednesday and Thursday.  Friday will be the Knights’ Fest feast in the gym.  Please arrange for planned absences through Mrs. Farley.  If a student needs to leave campus during the school day, they must excuse themselves from their activity and sign out at the front office.  Please help us maintain accurate accountability of the student body by reinforcing this message with your children.

Tutor Available:  Mr. Aiden Dixon, a master’s student at Hillsdale College, is available to tutor secondary students in the following subjects:  history, literature, logic, or rhetoric.  

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GBB Senior Night: Come support the girls' basketball team vs. Potlatch HS as we honor our lone senior, Eve Rench.  Tip-off is at 7:00 pm. Thursday, January 18th.  

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Jan 19       Family Friday

Jan 24-26  Knights’ Fest (7th-12th grades)

Jan 26       Knights’ Fest Ball

Jan 31       Reenrollment (2024-25) deadline

Feb 5        1st-6th spelling bees (in classroom)

Feb 16      Family Friday, ½ day of school

Feb 19      Presidents’ Day (no school)

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2023/24 – Update #19 (Jan 10, 2024) 

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Tuition Video from Mr. Whitling: Please click on the link below to see a short video update on tuition for next year. More details are included in the next paragraph. 

Tuition Video

Re-enrollment will open up for current Logos students this Friday, Jan 12. It has become clear to the board and administration that we need to prioritize attracting and retaining excellent teachers, especially as our school grows. Toward that end, we have raised tuition. At the same time, Logos remains committed to not turning away one family unable to afford the entire tuition. Our Reduced Tuition Program (RTP) was established to support families who wish to provide their children with a Christian education but need financial assistance to do so. If your family is in need of help, we are committed to working with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Matt Whitling

Family Friday: Our next half-day will be next Friday, Jan 19.  More info: LINK

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Report Cards: Secondary report cards go home tomorrow (1/11).  Please be sure to review the teacher's comments as this is one of our primary methods of communicating with parents.

Worldview Assembly: Mark your calendars for the next worldview assembly on Friday, January 19th, from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm in the Logos Fieldhouse.  Pastor Wilson will address the student body on the topic of “Wokeness.”  Parents are encouraged to attend.

Honors Classes: Students wishing to participate in honors classes (other than choir, math, and Latin) this semester must submit applications to Mr. Wiggins by Friday, January 12.  This week, teachers will provide applications for interested students.  These honors classes typically meet on Thursdays during lunch.  

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GBB Senior Night: Come support the girls' basketball team vs. Potlatch HS as we honor our lone senior, Eve Rench.  Tip-off is at 7:00 pm. Thursday, January 18th.

JH Drama: JH Drama will be presenting an adaptation of Prince Caspian under the direction of Josiah Rauch.  Auditions will be on Friday, January 12th, after school in the lunchroom.  All 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to audition.

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Jan 4 First day of the third quarter / second semester

Jan 10/11 Elementary Report Cards / Secondary Report Cards

Jan 24-26 Knights’ Fest (7th-12th grades)

Feb 5 1st-6th spelling bees (in classroom)

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2023/24 – Update #18 (Jan 3, 2024) 

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Re-enrollment will open up for current Logos students next week. It has become clear to the board and administration that we need to prioritize attracting and retaining excellent teachers, especially as our school grows. Toward that end, we have raised tuition. At the same time, Logos remains committed to not turning away one family unable to afford the entire tuition. Our Reduced Tuition Program (RTP) was established to support families who wish to provide their children with a Christian education but need financial assistance to do so. If your family is in need of help, we are committed to working with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Matt Whitling.  

Report Cards for the second quarter will come out next Wednesday (Jan 10) for elementary, and Thursday (Jan 11) for secondary.  

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Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in their classroom spelling bees on February 5th. The Final Showdown for Logos West will take place on February 8th.  The top two in each classroom will compete at 1:00 in the gym.  The top two 2nd-grade students from each class will compete in the Great Room at Logos South on February 9th at 10:30.  Lists and rules are posted on the school website under Academics/Elementary Program/Spelling Bee. Look for more information on your student’s HAS. 

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Second-semester class schedules are available online.  Log onto FACTS Family Portal, and go to Student…Schedules.  There are new Mon/Fri electives, and some section swapping for PreAlg, Alg I, OT, NT, Rhetoric IV, Econ, Alg II, and Spanish II. 

Secondary electives will begin this Friday.  The zero-period conditioning elective will begin on Monday, Jan 8th.  The zero-period Athletic Training elective will begin on Tuesday, Jan 9th. 

Students wishing to participate in honors classes (other than choir, math, and Latin) this next semester must submit applications to Mr. Wiggins by Friday, January 12.  This week, teachers will provide applications for interested students.  These honors classes typically meet on Thursdays during lunch.  

 

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Jan 4 First day of the third quarter / second semester

Jan 10/11 Elementary Report Cards / Secondary Report Cards

Jan 24-26 Knights’ Fest (7th-12th grades)

 

 

Blessings,

Loren Euhus

Assistant Superintendent, Logos School

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2023/24 – Update #17 (Dec 20, 2023)

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11)

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Uniforms: Christmas break is a great time to refresh your uniform jeans.  If they are starting to fade, you can use the break to re-dye them (tutorial) or replace them to avoid uniform violations in the second semester.  This is also a great time to assess skirt length, as many of our students are taller than they were at the beginning of the school year.  As always, please reach out to Mrs. Miller if you have any uniform-related questions or concerns.  

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Elective Requests for secondary students are due this Friday.  Log onto FACTS to select, under "Student...Course Request".  Elective descriptions are located HERE.  

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JH Drama: Josiah Rauch will be directing our JH Drama Production this year. We will have a student meeting on January 4th for all 6-8th grade students who are interested. Auditions will be the week of January 8th. An announcement during Christmas break with additional details about specific times and locations.  

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Dec 21-Jan 3        Christmas Vacation

Jan 4                     First day of the third quarter / second semester

Jan 24-26         Knights’ Fest (Secondary)

 

Blessings,

Loren Euhus

Assistant Superintendent, Logos School