Grades, Graduation Weekend, Activities, Confirmation, Dance, and more
Grades, Graduation Weekend, Activities, Confirmation, Dance, and more

MARCH 24, 2021

Weekend Activities

Day students in grades 8-12 may remain on or come to campus Friday and Saturday nights for campus activities or just to hang out with their friends. Events listed on our calendar as "Weekend Activities" are open to day students in grades 8-12 and boarding students. This weekend's activities include a Grease singalong, disco party, and a scavenger hunt. If an activity and the amount of supervision for it make it appropriate for 6 and 7 graders, we will make a special note of that. Day students on campus during dinnertime may eat dinner in Robinson Dining Hall.

Easter Weekend

Boarding families wishing to visit over Easter Weekend or bring their child home should contact Dean of Students Geoffrey Smith. Protocols and possible quarantine will depend on the number of visitors and students travelling. 

Grades and Comments

Grades and comments for Quarter 3 are now available in CORE. To access your child's record:
  1. Log into CORE using the parent persona.
  2. Click on your child's image icon in the top left corner.
  3. In the "Progress" tab, scroll to the Performance box and click "Report Cards" to access the Quarter 3 Report Card.
  4. To see assignment details from Quarter 3, scroll down to Courses.
  5. Next to Grades, choose Quarter 3.
  6. Click on the "Grade Detail" for each course (available until March 26).
Students in Grades 7 and 8 will only have cumulative grades for math and language courses. Questions? Contact Assistant to Academic Dean Shawna Midgett.

Baptism and Confirmation

The Rt. Rev John Bauerschmidt, Bishop of Tennessee, will join us in Chapel on Wednesday, April 28. In addition to being an opportunity to connect us to the larger community of Episcopal churches in Tennessee, this will be a chance for interested students to be confirmed or baptized in the Episcopal Church. Confirmation classes will begin the week of March 29. If your child is interested in being confirmed or baptized, or if you want to learn more about Christianity and the Episcopal Church, please contact our Chaplain Mother Short.

Support Our Scouts

SAS Scout Troop 14 is selling worm castings for their annual fundraiser. If your garden needs a boost, worm castings can provide it. They are offering both bagged castings and bulk delivery. Order here.

SAS on the Road

Representatives of SAS will be representing the school far and wide in the coming weeks. 
MAR 24-26 Memphis, Tennessee
APR 1-4 Cairo, Egypt
APR 5-7 Tbilisi, Georgia
APR 7-9 Belgrade, Serbia
APR 9-11 Istanbul, Turkey
Know someone who needs to hear, "You belong here!" contact our Admission Office to set up a meeting.

Our Town, April 23-25

With a cast and crew of 25 students, the SAS Players will present Thornton Wilder's Our Town, April 23-25 in McCrory Hall. Described as "the greatest American play ever written," Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage" and "Death and Eternity." Performances will be Friday evening for students, faculty, and staff and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon for families of the cast and crew. 

Junior-Senior Dance, May 1

This spring there will be two dances: one for juniors and seniors and their SAS dates in grades 9-12 and one for grades 8-10. To meet COVID protocols, these dances will be held outside and non-SAS students will not be able to attend. We are planning for Saturday, May 1 for the Junior-Senior Dance with a rain date of April 30. The date for the other dance will be announced. Questions? Contact Senior Class Sponsor Lizzie Duncan.

Year-End Celebrations

Honors Day, Annies, Commencement, and more

Having missed out on so much of the joy at the end of last year, we have been determined to celebrate the Class of 2021 in-person this year, and we have a plan to do just that! Although COVID restrictions require some modifications to our usual celebration, this year's festivities will be closer to our traditional observations. 

FRI MAY 14 Following the morning exam, there will be afternoon festivities for students, faculty, and staff only, including an Upper School Student Art Exhibition, lunch, and the All-School Honors and Year-End Celebration. Middle School students will have their year-end party later that afternoon. Boarding students in grades 7-11 may depart campus following the honors ceremony. 

Due to COVID restrictions on crowd size and distancing, events on Saturday and Sunday will be limited to seniors, up to six family members or friends with reservations, and faculty and staff. Additional tickets may be requested and will be provided based on availability. 
SAT MAY 15 There will be an Upper School Student Art Exhibition with light refreshments in the SAS Gallery at 3 p.m. and the Senior Honors and Annie Presentations under the tent at the Outdoor Altar beginning at 4:30 p.m. 
SUN MAY 16 Commencement Eucharist and Commencement Exercises will begin at 10 a.m. under the tent at the Outdoor Altar. Residential houses will close at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

More information, including a ticket reservation link for our seniors' families, is available on our website. Parents of seniors will receive additional information.

Thank You!

CORRECTION: We failed to include the change donated in the school store when we counted the Interact Club Book Drive donations. The total was $105. 

Congratulations!

Malia Carlos, our Humanities Department co-chair, recently received her certification as a yoga instructor. In addition to teaching English, Ms. Carlos teaches our Mind-Body-Exercise afternoon program. We love that our teachers model lifelong learning.

Start Planning for Summer

SAS summer camps are a great way to enjoy our beautiful campus while gaining new skills in a stress-free environment. In addition to our usual array of day camps, this year we are offering a 17-day overnight camp for children aged 10-17 that combines traditional camp activities with workshops in American Sign Language, dance, ceramics, visual arts, folk music, farming, computer technology, woodworking, an eco-build, high adventure, culinary arts, mountain biking, and more.

Envious? We Offer Adult Programs, Too.

Shakerag Workshops is a group of arts classes for adults held in June each year on the St. Andrew's-Sewanee campus. Instructors from around the world offer classes in a variety of media - knitting, basketry, book arts, clay, digital arts, felting, fiber, mixed media, jewelry, wood working, sculpture, and painting. 

Joining Us Next Year

We will be sharing more with you over the summer, but we're too excited about our new hires for next year not to share a little news with you now. Katie Archambault will be our librarian. Katie holds a BA in History and a MS in Information Science UT-Knoxville. She is currently Library Research Coordinator at Chattanooga Leadership Academy and served as Director of Research at Emma Willard School and Assistant Librarian at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga. Elizabeth Bowie will teach visual art. Elizabeth brings 17+ years of experience teaching in the US, UK, China, and Europe. She is a graduate of the University of the South and holds an art history graduate diploma from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a Master of Design in Visual Communications from Edinburgh College of Art. Dr. Tracy Terry will teach Chemistry. Dr. Terry received her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Stanford University and her BS in Chemistry from Sewanee. She has taught at the University of New Mexico and San Francisco State University and worked on the staff of the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University. 
We are currently accepting applications for a Spanish Teacher, Business Office Associate, and Advancement Services Coordinator. Please help us by directing qualified applicants our way.

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. 
WED MAR 24
11:45 AM COVID-19 Testing for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Available Employees, Gym
1:00 PM Chapel, Virtual (Grades 6 & 7 in St. Andrew's Chapel)
THU MAR 25
7:50 AM
Curriculum Committee Meeting, R-C 15
11:35 AM Middle School Advisory, Various Locations
12:15 PM Upper School Advisory, Various Locations
12:45 PM International Student Presentations: Rwanda & Italy, Virtual
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 Community Service: Sewing Face Masks, Art Room, Room 20
3:40 PM Writing Center Open, Simmonds Front Hallway
4:00 PM Varsity Tennis vs. Tullahoma High School (Home)
FRI MAR 26
Deadline for Lit Mag Submissions
8:45 AM Announcements, Virtual
9:00 AM Board of Trustees' Meeting, Virtual
3:30 PM Varsity Track and Field - SAS Meet #1 (Home)
5:30 PM Weekend Activity: Campus Open to Day Students in Grades 8-12
7:00 PM Weekend Activity: Grease Singalong, McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts
9:30 PM Weekend Activity: Disco Dancing and Snacks, Theater
SAT MAR 27
9:00 AM
Detention, Owen Student Union
1:30 PM Boarding Activity: Walk to Mooney's
2:30 PM Boarding Activity: Open Gym & Weight Room, Wood-Alligood Gymnasium
4:00 PM Boarding Activity: Women's Only Weight Room, Wood-Alligood Gymnasium
5:30 PM Weekend Activity: Campus Open to Day Students in Grades 8-12
7:00 PM Weekend Activity: Interact Scavenger Hunt
9:00 PM Boarding Activity: Sonic Run
SUN MAR 28
Palm Sunday
1:30 PM Boarding Activity: Open Union, Owen Student Union
2:00 PM Boarding Activity: Open Clay Studio
2:00 PM Boarding Activity: Van Run - CVS
3:00 PM Boarding Activity: Van Run - Piggly Wiggly
6:15 PM Boarding Activity: Dean's Social, Father Flye House
7:00 PM Compline, St. Andrew's Chapel
MON MAR 29
8:45 AM
Announcements, Virtual
10:10 AM Literary Club, Ms. Asmus's Room
11:30 AM COVID-19 Testing for Middle School Students and Available Employees, Gymnasium
6:30 PM Van Run for Residents of Warner/St. Mary's, Leave from Robinson Dining Hall
TUE MAR 30
11:30 AM
COVID-19 Testing for Juniors, Seniors, and Available Employees, Gymnasium
3:30 PM Climbing Club, Bouldering Shed
3:40 PM Writing Center Open, Simmonds Front Hallway
WED MAR 31
No University Classes
11:45 AM COVID-19 Testing for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Available Employees, Gymnasium
1:00 PM Chapel: Palms, Outdoor Altar

Looking Ahead

FRI APR 2 Good Friday, noon dismissal
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