New Faces Joining Us in the New Year and more
New Faces Joining Us in the New Year and more
December 9, 2020

Exams Continue through Friday

Exams continue through Friday. Sixth graders will have their last exam on Thursday. Students will find the Zoom links for their exams in CORE.

Study Tips

Academic Dean Kelley Black and Learning Resources Coordinator Kim Perkins have compiled Tips for Preparing for Exams including a worksheet to help students schedule their study sessions and illustrated guides to Spaced Practice and Retrieval Practice

Place Your Orders SOON

The last day to purchase any items for Christmas via the online school store will be Tuesday Dec. 15. All orders will be shipped Priority Mail on or before Wednesday, Dec. 16. The store will then be closed for the remainder of the holiday. Online purchases may be made while the store is closed, however new orders will not be processed until January 6. Thank you again for visiting our new online school store.
Frank Stevens
The Rev. Giuliana Gray
Courtnay Zeitler
Walter Reid '10

New Faces in the New Year

We are excited to announce several staffing additions for the coming semester.

Frank Stevens joins SAS in the newly configured role of Facilities/IT Manager. Frank holds an MBA and BA in Computer Information Science with a minor in Mathematics. He served in the USAF working as a programmer and trainer before launching a private sector career in software engineering and systems analysis. In 2007, he returned to systems work for the federal government at the Defense Information Systems Agency. Since 2014, Frank has served in Haiti as a missionary, community ministry director, and operations manager for a social entreprenuerial and jobs creation program and a home for orphaned and vulnerable children. He is the father of Gabe Stevens ’19 and husband of Jan Stevens ’95.

With babies on the way, Chaplain Molly Short and Spanish teacher Stephen Thomas will each be taking time away from work to care for their new additions.

The Rev. Guiliana Gray will step in to fill Mother Short’s chaplaincy role. Mother Gray formerly served as Rector and Priest-in-Charge in Indianola, MS. Prior to that, she was Priest-in-Charge and Chaplain at Chapel of the Holy Spirit and Associate Rector at St. George’s Episcopal Church, both in New Orleans. Before joining the priesthood, Mother Gray was a Clinical Social Worker providing counseling for a variety of populations including children diagnosed with mental illness and families seeking to improve parenting and conflict resolution. She holds an MDiv from Virginia Theological Seminary, an MSW from Tulane University, and a BS in Social Work with a minor in Music from Xavier University.

Courtnay Zeitler will be covering Mother Short’s Introduction to Religious Studies course. Courtnay, who holds a BA in English and Religion from Wofford College, is Research Literacy Librarian and Instructor at the University of the South's Jesse Ball duPont Library. She also teaches Academic Research and Critical Thinking and previously taught Freshman English & Composition. Courtnay's online teaching experience will be valuable in ensuring instructional continuity of Mother Short’s curriculum as we begin the semester online. Courtney also holds an MA in English from Wake Forest University and a MLS from Middle Tennessee State University. Courtnay is the wife of Athletic Director Rob Zeitler, mother of Payton '21, Blaise '18, and Emma '15, and a longtime member of the SAS residential community.

Walter Reid ’10 will fill in for Señor Thomas. Walter received his BA in International Relations and Affairs in Latin America from University of North Georgia and an AAS in Criminal Justice. He lived, studied, and taught in Nicaragua and Peru and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Columbia. Most recently, he has taught History, English, and Social Studies  at Aspaen Colombia in Bogotá. Walter's mother, Violet, is a former SAS teacher and houseparent.

New Students in the New Year

Please join us in welcoming these new students in the new year:
Taylor Irwin (10B) Nashville, TN
Thomas Portolano (11D) Milan, Italy and Monteagle, TN
Reed Ruccio (11D) Nashville, TN and Sewanee, TN
Anne Wiedelmann (10B) Solingen, Germany

New Class? New Books.

Students in grades 10-12 who are beginning a new course second semester may need additional books. MBS, our online bookstore, is now open for book purchases. 

Thank You!

Thanks to the following SAS parents for their recent service to the school:
To the Rev. Malcolm McLaurin for being our guest preacher last week. 
To Cesar Gueikian for his help with the Revels.
To Amy and Alex Neubauer, Reuben Brigety, Beth and Brian McLean, and Nate Wilson for their help with the SAS scout troop. 
To Celeste Herbert for a wonderful interview on Why SAS?

Employment Opportunities

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School continues to accept applications for an Assistant Director of Stewardship and Alumni Engagement. More information is available at sasweb.org/employment. Please help us spread the word!

Highlights of the Coming Weeks

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WED DEC 9
9:00 AM
C Period Exam
9:00 AM Grade 6 Humanities Exam
9:00 AM Grade 8 Exams - B Math / G Science
1:00 PM Grade 7 Exams - B Science / G Math
THU DEC 10
9:00 AM
D Period Exam
9:00 AM Grade 6 Science Exam
9:00 AM Grade 7 B Math Exam
9:00 AM Grade 8 B Science Exam
1:00 PM E Period Exam
1:00 PM Grade 7 G Science Exam
1:00 PM Grade 8 G Math Exam

FRI DEC 11
8:45 AM
Grade 7 B Humanities Exam
8:45 AM Grade 8 B Humanities Exam
10:30 AM Grade 7 G Humanities Exam
10:30 AM Grade 8 G Humanities Exam
1:00 PM Make-Up Exams

Important Dates

CHRISTMAS BREAK SAT DEC 12 - SUN JAN 10 
SAS OFFICES CLOSED THU DEC 24 - FRI DEC 25 and MON DEC 28 - FRI JAN 1
BOARDING STUDENTS RETURN TO QUARANTINE SUN JAN 10 
CLASSES RESUME ONLINE MON JAN 11 
CLASSES RESUME IN PERSON MON JAN 18 

COVID-19 Updates

Our COVID-19 Protocols & FAQs are updated regularly.
The SAS offices are currently closed to allow our maintenance staff to concentrate on student-occupied areas of campus. All employees are available via email. Need help? Contact Director of Communication Sherri Bergman.

The 4-County Active Case Rate

As of Tuesday, the seven-day average active case rate is .61%
Look out! Something is headed your way!
This Friday we will send you a link to the Revels, our annual celebration of the season through song and word. PLUS, in keeping with a multi-holiday theme, this year's Revels includes a few Easter eggs
Calendars Parent Essentials Facts
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