Menus, Info Sessions, a BIG Month of Activities, and more
Menus, Info Sessions, a BIG Month of Activities, and more

APRIL 14, 2021

What's for Lunch?

Sewanee Dining is now providing weekly menus to help our students and day families with their meal planning. Wow! Tuesday's tamales and plantains were delicious!

Info Sessions on Friday


SAS athletes may play football through a cooperative arrangement with Grundy County High School. The GCHS coach will be in the Quad Friday at lunchtime to talk to athletes interested in playing.


Troop 14 Scoutmaster Reuben Brigety will be on campus Friday during lunch to talk to boys in grades 6 and 7 who are interested in scouting. He and current Scouts will make their presentation in the Spencer Room.

A Full Weekend of Activities

We have a weekend full of activities for students in grades 8-12. Friday night there will be a casual dance for students in grades 8-10. Saturday offers a cycling adventure in Chattanooga, canoeing on the Res, a trip for our varsity soccer players to a pro game in Nashville, and a bonfire on campus. Sunday there is a field trip to the new National Museum of African American Music in Nashville and a Dean's Social to wind down to Compline. Day students in grades 8-12 are welcome on campus, but must check in and out with the Teacher-in-Charge.

Cure that Pandemic Lethargy!

The SAS Alumni Council invites everyone in the community to join them for the first annual SAS Spring Earth Traverse, an opportunity to shed this year (and a few pandemic pounds) by getting out and getting active. Pop on some SAS gear and post a picture of you out and exercising. 

Need some SAS in your wardrobe?

The SAS School Store is on-line! Warmer weather is here and you need an SAS t-shirt. Protect your head with an SAS ball cap. We've got you covered!

A Month of Traditions

April and May are always a whirlwind at SAS, and this year is no exception! Upcoming traditional observations and celebrations:
April 21-23 6th Grade Campout
April 22 Earth Day
April 25-27 Senior Retreat 
April 30 Senior "Mugging" 
May 1 Junior/Senior Formal 
May 3 College Decision Day Celebration 
May 3 8th Grade "This I Believe" Presentations
May 5 Spring Athletic Awards
May 10 Reading Day

May 11-14 Exams
May 14 All-School Student Honors Celebration
May 14 Middle School Year-End Party
May 15 Senior Honors and Annies
May 16 Commencement

COVID Vaccines

Tennessee is now vaccinating anyone over the age of 16

SAS is coordinating opportunities for boarding students who are eligible to receive COVID vaccines. Questions? Contact COVID Coordinator Dan Monahan.

Change in testing

Beginning this week, SAS employees who are fully vaccinated (including the two-week post-vaccine period) are no longer required to COVID test weekly. We will continue to test all students.
As of 4/13/21, the active COVID case rate in our area is. 36%

Welcoming Bishop José

The Rt. Rev. José Antonion McLoughlin, Bishop of Western North Carolina will be our guest preacher on Wednesday, April 21. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, prior to his call to the priesthood, Bishop José worked as a police officer in Florida and in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. 

SAS Players present Our Town

Live Theatre is BACK!

The weekend of April 23-25, the SAS Players will present Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Performances are Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts. The show is free to attend but reservations are required so that we may observe proper distancing in the hall. Audience members must be masked.


Ethics Bowl

Our three-time state championship Ethics Bowl team (Mac Croom, Justine Rogers, Erin Mattingly, Parker Jones, and Lily Garner) finished 15th in the national championships last weekend. 

Committed to Centre Swimming

Zolon Knoll '21 recently committed to swim for Centre College. Zolon is a 7-year member of the SAS Swim Team, holds the team record in the 100 yd Individual Medley, and is a member of the 2020 record-setting 200 yd Freestyle Relay, 200 yd Medley Relay, and 400 yd Freestyle Relay teams. Zolon has consistently qualified for the State Swim Meet in Freestyle, Butterfly, Individual Medley, and Backstroke, finishing the 2020 season with top 25 finishes at States in the 100 yd Butterfly (20th) and 100 yd Freestyle (24th). In addition to swimming for SAS, Zolon swims year-round with Huntsville Swim Association. 

Weekly Highlights

View the full calendar for all events. Subscribe to SAS calendars (instructions on the calendar page) to have school events, team schedules, and calendar updates automatically delivered to and updated on your desktop or mobile device. Parents may attend home athletic contests this spring but are expected to be masked and maintain physical distance. 

Last Day to for Students to Apply to be an Admission Ambassador
11:45 AM COVID-19 Testing for Freshmen and Sophomores, Gym
11:55 AM Contra Dancing, Theater
1:00 PM Chapel, Grade 10 in St. Andrew's Chapel, Grades 6-9 and 11-12 in Advisory
11:35 AM
Middle School Advisory, Various Locations
12:15 PM Upper School Advisory, Various Locations
12:45 PM J-Block: Antiracism
2:40 PM Debate Club, Bishop Bratton Rm 4
3:10 PM Chess Club, R-C Room 12
3:30 PM Climbing Club, Bouldering Shed
3:40 PM Writing Center Open, Simmonds Front Hallway
8:45 AM
Announcements, Virtual
11:35 AM Info Meeting for Football, Quad
11:45 AM Info Meeting for Scouts, Spencer Room
4:00 PM Varsity Tennis vs. Notre Dame High School (Home)
7:00 PM Weekend Activity: Dance for Grades 8-10, Dugan Porch, McCrory Hall
9:00 AM
Weekend Activity: Adventure Cycling Trip, Chattanooga, TN
1:00 PM Weekend Activity: Canoeing at the Res
3:30 PM Weekend Activity: Varsity Soccer Teams to Nashville Soccer Club Match
7:30 PM Weekend Activity: Bonfire
10:00 PM Boarding Activity: Sonic Run
SAS Spring Earth Traverse 2021 Begins (thru 4/24)
11:45 AM Weekend Activity: Museum of African American Music, Nashville, TN
6:15 PM Weekend Activity: Dean's Social, Father Flye House
7:00 PM Compline, St. Andrew's Chapel
8:45 AM
Announcements, Virtual
10:10 AM Literary Club, Ms. Asmus's Room
11:30 AM COVID-19 Testing for Middle School Students, Wood-Alligood Gymnasium
11:30 AM
COVID-19 Testing for Juniors and Seniors, Wood-Alligood Gymnasium
3:30 PM Climbing Club, Bouldering Shed
3:40 PM Writing Center Open, Simmonds Front Hallway
4:00 PM Varsity Tennis vs. Grace Baptist Academy (Home)
6:00 PM Coast-to-Coast College Fair: Exploring a Range of Private Universities, Virtual
6th Grade Campout Begins
11:45 AM COVID-19 Testing for Freshmen and Sophomores, Wood-Alligood Gymnasium
1:00 PM Chapel: Rt. Rev. José McLoughlin, Bishop of the  Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
7:30 PM Earth Day Eve: Wall-E, McCrory Lawn

Looking Ahead

 APR 22 Earth Day
Lunchtime Contra Dancing!
Lunchtime Contra Dancing lessons!
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