State Champions, College Courses, Food Drive, Spring, Winterim, and more
State Champions, College Courses, Food Drive, Spring, Winterim, and more

FEBRUARY 10, 2021

Congratulations to our Ethics Bowl Team!

The SAS Ethics Bowl Team (Mac Croom, Lily Garner, Parker Jones, Erin Mattingly, and Justine Rogers) clinched the school's third consecutive state championship last Saturday. They will participate in the national championships in April. The team is coached by Dean of Students and Humanities Department Co-Chair Geoffrey Smith.
In a world that likes dichotomies and binaries, our students learn to be comfortable thinking through the complexities and gray areas occupied by most important issues.” - Ethics Bowl Coach Geoffrey Smith

Learning Among the Tigers

Each semester, SAS juniors and seniors elect to take college courses for free and for credit at the University of the South. Better than Advanced Placement, these classes give students a chance to experience a real college classroom in preparation for their own college education. This semester, Charlie Barron, Riley Burnette, and Lucie Watch are taking Intro to Psychology; Jenna Black is taking Elementary Chinese II; Mac Croom is taking Latin 303: Catullus; and Erin Mattingly and Isabella Randolph are taking Music of Western Civilizations.

Food Drive Ends Friday

The SAS scout troop is collecting donations for the National Scouts BSA Food Drive. Canned and nonperishable foods will be donated to the Sewanee CAC (the local food pantry). The dropbox is at the entrance to Simmonds Hall. Questions? Contact Parker Jones or one of the other SAS scouts.

Spring Afternoon Programs

Spring Afternoon Programs begin on Monday, February 15. In addition to interscholastic athletic competition, students have a broad range of non-competitive activity options or may design and request approval for independent programs in areas not available through the school. Afternoon Programs are a great way to make friends, learn new skills, stay in shape, and develop leadership skills. The add/drop period for spring Afternoon Programs is Friday, February 19. View the full list of Afternoon Program options.

Need MAC for the Spring?

As we transition to spring Afternoon Programs on Monday, you may find that your Middle School student's afterschool needs change, too. If your Middle School student does not participate in Afternoon Programs or has an Afternoon Program that does not meet every day, MAC (Middle School After Care) is available for supervision. We have numerous enrollment options and flexibiliy to meet your needs, including a drop-in service for days when unexpected scheduling prohibits pick-up at the regular dismissal time. Middle school students must be in an Afternoon Program, attending MAC, or picked up by 3:30 each afternoon. Register here. Questions? Contact Lizzie Duncan.

George Would Want it this Way

Just a reminder that we are in-session on President's Day. Our next scheduled day off will be Monday, March 8, the first day of Spring Break.

Speaking of Washington...

Did you know that your child has free access to the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times? Via the Student Essentials section of the website, they can access the internal library page and information on getting their login information. That's a savings for you of almost $600/year!

Winterim, March 1-5

For one week each winter, our community shifts from our regular academic routine to intensive courses of study dedicated to experimental and experiential learning. Winterim is an opportunity for faculty members and students to collaboratively explore and discover their passions. This is a regular part of our school year, and attendance is required. This year's courses emphasize wellness and the outdoors and will include (among others) woodworking, watercolors, yoga, explorations of Columbia and Japan, dance, crafts, auto mechanics and lots of opportunities to get out and discover the trails and wilderness that surround us. 

Yearbook Deadlines for Seniors

If you are the parent of a senior, please encourage your child to meet the yearbook deadlines. That includes meeting with a member of the yearbook staff on or before February 15 to plan out their senior page and providing the elements for that page by February 28. The last day of the month is also the deadline to purchase an ad if you would like one.

What's in a Name?

St. Andrew's-Sewanee is a looong name for a small school. It reflects the history of our school and the 1981 merger of St. Andrew's School and Sewanee Academy. The "Sewanee" is not merely an indication of our location but a reference to our school's history stretching all the way back to 1868 and the Sewanee Grammar School. Help us preserve that heritage by encouraging folks to use the full name or refer to us as S-A-S (not "sass", we're smart but never sassy).

Weekend Activities

Day Juniors May Remain on Campus Friday Evening

Because of COVID concerns, weekend activities this year have largely been limited to boarding students. With active case numbers in the region continuing to fall, we are experimenting with allowing some Upper School day students to remain on campus for Friday evening activities. Last Friday, seniors had this opportunity. This Friday, it will be the juniors turn. Students must check-in, may not be in student residences, and must leave campus by 11 p.m. This Friday's activities will include open union and a movie in Robinson Dining Hall.

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.
11:45 AM
COVID-19 Testing for All Freshmen and Sophomores, Wood-Alligood Gymnasium
1:00 PM Chapel, View from Advisory
6:30 PM Allowance Distribution, Owen Student Union
6:30 PM Van Run for Residents of Colmore
11:35 AM
 Middle School Advisory
12:15 PM Upper School Advisory
12:45 PM J-Block, Creative Expression
2:40 PM Debate Club
3:10 PM Chess Club, R-C Room 12
3:40 PM Writing Center Open
4:00 PM SACAC Virtual College Fair
6:30 PM Van Run for Residents of Watts
TBD Varsity Boys' Basketball vs. To be determined

Boy Scouts Food Drive Ends
8:45 AM Announcements
4:30 PM Weekend Activity: Senior Class Camp Out (Tentative, Weather-Dependent)
5:30 PM-11:00 PM Weekend Activity: Campus open to junior day students
6:30 PM-11:00 PM Weekend Activity: Open Union, Owen Student Union
7:00 PM Weekend Activity: Movie and Snacks (Sponsored by Black Student Union), Robinson Dining Hall
Varsity Wrestling - Boys - Div II Boys Wrestling Regionals at Knoxville Catholic
12:30 PM Weekend Boarding Activity: Hike, Stone Door and Savage Gulf
1:30 PM Weekend Boarding Activity: Open Union, Owen Student Union
6:00 PM Weekend Boarding Activity: Lunar New Year Dinner, Spencer Room
6:30 PM Weekend Boarding Activity: Open Union, Owen Student Union
8:30 PM Weekend Boarding Activity: Manhunt, Meet at the Union

2:00 PM Weekend Boarding Activity: Polar Plunge, Leave from the Union
5:30 PM Residential Community Meeting and Family-Style Dinner, Robinson Dining Hall
7:00 PM Compline

Deadline for Seniors to Meet with a Member of the Yearbook Staff
8:45 AM Announcements, Virtual
11:30 AM COVID-19 Testing for Middle School Students, Wood-Alligood Gymnasium
3:40 PM Spring Afternoon Programs Begin
6:30 PM Van Run for Residents of Warner/St. Mary's
TBA Varsity Basketball - Boys vs. To be determined

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
6:30 PM Van Run for Residents of Woods and Harvey, Leave from Robinson Dining Hall

11:45 AM
COVID-19 Testing for Freshmen and Sophomores, Wood-Alligood Gymnasium
1:00 PM Chapel: Ash Wednesday Eucharist
6:30 PM Allowance Distribution
6:30 PM Van Run for Residents of Colmore
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