Q1 Celebration, Animal Blessing, Stress, and more
Q1 Celebration, Animal Blessing, Stress, and more
October 7, 2020

Q1 Celebration THIS Friday

No Afternoon Programs 

This Friday, there will be no Afternoon Programs. Instead, there will be a celebration of our successful completion of Quarter 1! All students are invited to remain on campus until 5:40 p.m. for a concert and outdoor games. Students in grades 8-12 may stick around for dinner and a movie. Buses will run at 5:40 p.m., but day students may choose to leave right after school. Day students in grades 6-7 must depart campus by 5:40 p.m. Day students in grades 8-12 must depart campus by 9:40 p.m. Students who leave campus may not return later in the evening. In the event of rain, this will take place on October 16.
If your child has not RSVP'ed, please complete this form on their behalf.

Blessing of the Animals, TODAY

Our annual Blessing of the Animals service will take place TODAY at 1 p.m. on the SAS Track. This service is an opportunity for us to show gratitude for the beloved non-humans in our lives (dogs, cats, fish, succulent plants, even pet rocks). Students will gather by advisory groups around the track, masked and physically distanced. Those with pets to be blessed will gather on the field, and maintain physical distancing by standing in flagged spots. Parents and guardians are invited to drop off leashed or caged pets in the Gym Parking lot between 12:30-12:55 p.m. Please remain in your vehicle during the event. Pets must be immediately returned to parents/guardians at the conclusion of the service (1:30 pm). Questions? Contact Mother Short.

Monday is a No Homework Day.

Enjoy the Weekend!

Standardized Tests, Oct. 14

Early Afternoon Programs & Early Dismissal

On Wednesday, October 14, students in grades 8-11 will take the PSAT. Seniors will be canoeing in the morning. Students in grades 6 and 7 will be taking the ERB. Afternoon Programs will run from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Buses will run at 3:15 p.m. Students who are not in an Afternoon Program, may depart campus after 1:00 p.m. Parents of Middle School students needing supervision after 1:00 p.m. may contact MAC supervisor Lizzie Duncan.

Tennessee Governor's School

Sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for the Tennessee Governor’s School Programs which provide summer enrichment  and college credit in 11 academic disciplines while students enjoy living on a college campus with a cohort of highly motivated students from across the state. The deadline is December 1 for the arts programs and January 15 for all other programs. Questions? Contact Director of College Counseling Dan Monahan.

Putting Stress to Work For You

Today, in our JBlock gatherings we will be watching this TED Talk. In it, psychologist Kelly McGonigal offers new research suggesting that stress may only be bad for us if we believe that to be the case, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others. Following the videos, students will be gathering together to share treats and get to know each other better.

Thank you!

Thanks to parent Josh Mauzy who is expanding Ramsey's Rest to provide additional outdoor classroom space.

Congratulations!

The girls' varsity soccer team finished their season 2-1-1.

Highlights of the Week

Note that only calendar highlights and home games are listed here. View the full calendar for all events. Subscribe to SAS calendars to have school events, team schedules, and calendar updates automatically delivered to and updated on your desktop or mobile device.
WED OCT 7
9:30 AM
College of the Holy Cross
1:00 PM Chapel: Blessing of the Animals, Varsity Field
5:45 PM Family-Style Dinner
6:30 PM Allowance Distribution, Owen Student Union
8:00 PM Debate Watch, McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts - Students must have pre-registered.

THU OCT 8
11:00 AM
Case Western Reserve University
12:45 PM J Block: Using Stress to Your Advantage and Treats
3:10 PM Chess Club, Mr. Mazur's Room
3:30 PM Climbing Club, Bouldering Shed

FRI OCT 9 - QUARTER 1 ENDS 
9:15 AM
Jacksonville University
10:30 AM The American University of Paris
12:15 PM Lake Forest College
3:15 PM No Afternoon Programs
3:30 PM End of Quarter Celebration for All Interested Students
5:30 PM Picnic  - All Students in Grade 8-12 are Welcome
5:40 PM Day Students in Grades 6-7 Depart
7:00 PM Movie: The Incredibles - All Students in Grade 8-12 are Welcome
9:40 PM Day Students in Grades 8-12 Depart

SAT OCT 10 
1:30 PM
Hike to Clifftops Lake and BBQ
2:00 PM Climbing Trip, Natural Bridge
6:30 PM Open Union
7:30 PM Open Gym

SUN OCT 11 
1:30 PM
Open Union, Owen Student Union
1:30 PM Open Clay Studio
7:00 PM Compline, Outdoor Altar/Virtual
7:15 PM Night Hike & Open Union
MON OCT 12
No Homework Due
NOON-8:00 PM NACAC Virtual College Fair
TUE OCT 13
11:40 AM Dean of Students' Lunch with Grade 6 Students, Tucker Dining Room
4:15 PM/4:45 PM Middle School/Varsity Cross Country meet (Home)
WED OCT 14 
8:45 AM
Senior Canoeing Trip
8:45 AM Testing Grades 8-11
1:00 PM Afternoon Programs
3:15 PM Buses Depart

Save the Date

THU OCT 15 Head of School Karl J. Sjolund Addresses the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary

Our COVID-19 Protocols Have Moved

We have moved our COVID-19 Protocols & FAQs to better reflect the ongoing nature of the work we are doing.

The 4-County Active Case Rate

As of Tuesday, the seven-day average active case rate is .37%

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