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Week of February 11th:

  • Weekly Announcements:
    • Varsity District North AAA Basketball Tournament will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at Heritage Academy. Varsity girls play Tuesday versus Starkville Academy at 6:30 and Varsity boys play Canton Academy at 7:45.
    • Junior Varsity and Varsity cheer sign-up sheets are in the office.
    • Tennis practice at the Country Club for girls will be Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30 and boys on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30. EVERY PLAYER NEEDS TO BRING A NEW CAN OF TENNIS BALLS!
    • SPRING SOCIAL IS SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD, AT THE CLEVELAND COUNTRY CLUB. PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR!!!!
    • Beauty Review is Thursday, February 21st, at 6:00. Varsity baseball games at home versus Clarksdale High at 3:00.
    • SENIORS: Go to the office and pick up your form for your Yearbook Senior Quote and return by March 1st!
    • Monday:  
      • Soccer games at Delta Streets at 3:00. Varsity only.
      • Pizza Party at 11:50 in the cafeteria for those students who donated blood in October.
      • 6th grade parents versus Pee-Wee in the gym.
      • NO Golf practice!
    • Tuesday: 
      • Varsity North District @ Heritage Academy
      • Baseball games at Porter’s Chapel at 4:00.
      • Envirothon today!
      • Jump Rope for Heart Kick-Off.
      • Golf practice on the range – 3:15 to 5:00.
    • Wednesday:
      • Blood Drive – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      • Tennis practice at the club!
      • Cheer meeting at 5:30 in the cafeteria.
      • Golf practice – 3:15 – 5:00.
    • Thursday:
      • Who’s Who – 9:15 in the gym.
      • Valentine parties begin at 2:00 in the elementary.
      • Golf practice – 3:15 to 5:00.
    • Friday:
      • Daddy/Daughter dance for K3 – 6th grade in the cafeteria from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Theme is Sock Hop.
      • FCA at 7:30. 12th grade is in charge of food.
      • Baseball games at home versus Marshall Academy at 4:00.
    • Looking Ahead:
    • Saturday, February 16th: Pole Vault Camp at Bayou!
    • Tuesday, February 19th: Mandatory Beauty Review Practice – 5pm in the gym.
    • Tuesday, February 19th: Prospective Student Open House Jr. High/High School
    • Wednesday, February 20th: District Reading Fair.
    • Thursday, February 21st: Beauty Review at 6:00.
    • Friday, February 22nd: 3rd box top deadline.
    • Thursday, February 28th: Science Fair – 4th – 12th grade.
    • Friday, March 1st: Deadline for Yearbook Senior Quotes.
    • FCA Verse of the Week:    John Butler Edwards
    • When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life John 8:12.
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Week of February 4th:

  • Weekly Announcements: 
    • JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS ARE DISTRICT CHAMPS!!!! JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS ARE BACK TO BACK TO BACK DISTRICT CHAMPS!!
    • Varsity District Basketball Tournament will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Indianola Academy. Brackets will be emailed.
    • Track sign-up sheets for boys are in the high school office. Track practice will begin today!! There will be a parent meeting scheduled soon. 6th graders are welcome to participate in track practice. Head Coach: Jack Suddoth Assistant Coach: Peyton Aldridge. Track schedule is on the website.
    • Junior Varsity and Varsity cheer sign-up sheets are in the office.
    • Tennis practice at the Country Club for girls will be Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30 and boys on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30. EVERY PLAYER NEEDS TO BRING A NEW CAN OF TENNIS BALLS!
    • Monday:  
      • Tennis practice for girls at 4:30..
      • Golf practice on the course from 3:15 to 5:00.
      • Soccer games at Pillow. JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 6:15.
      • Track practice for Junior Varsity during 7th period. Varsity and 6th graders after school.
    • Tuesday: 
      • Tennis practice for boys at 4:30.
      • Elementary open house for new families from 4:30 to 6:00 and Bitty Basketball for K3 – 3rd grade at 6:00 in the gym.
    • Wednesday:
      • Soccer games at Washington School. Varsity at 3:00. JV at 5:00.
      • 1st – 3rd grade Reading Fair.
    • Thursday:
      • Beauty Review pictures will be made in the high school library at 10:00. Wear uniforms.
      • Dental Awareness for K5 – 2nd grade.
      • Chapel at 8:10 in the gym for Junior High and High School.
    • Friday:
      • FCA at 7:30.  7th grade is in charge of food.
      • District Basketball Tournament: Varsity girls play the winner of Lee/Kirk at 4:00. Varsity boys play Kirk at 5:15.
  • Looking Ahead:
    • Monday, February 11th: 6th grade Pee Wee/Parents basketball game.
    • Tuesday, February 12th: Elementary Jump Rope for Heart kick off.
    • Wednesday, February 13th: Blood Drive – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, February 14th: Elementary Valentine parties begin at 2:00. Who’s Who in the gym at 9:15 for Junior High/High School students!
    • Friday, February 15th: Annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Theme is Sock Hop.
    • Saturday, February 16th: Pole Vault Camp at Bayou!
    • Wednesday, February 20th: District Reading Fair.
    • Thursday, February 21st: Beauty Review at 6:00.
    • Friday, February 22nd: 3rd box top deadline.
    • Thursday, February 28th: Science Fair – 4th – 6th grade.
  • Elementary Verse of the Week:   
    • Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:14

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Week of January 28th:

  • Weekly Announcements: 
    • COLBY CHENAULT: National Athletic Association of Private Schools National Wide Receiver of the Year!!!!! He is playing in the Blue-Grey All-American game in Dallas, Texas at Cowboys AT&T Stadium. Game is Tuesday, January 29th.
    • Community Service Club is hosting “Pennies for Patients” for the State of Mississippi. The high school/junior class and the elementary class that raises the most $$$ – over $200 – will win a pizza party!!! Deadline: 1/31.
    • Basketball: Junior High District Tournament at North Delta will be Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Schedule will be sent out tomorrow.
    • Track sign-up sheets for boys are in the high school office. Track practice will begin next week!! There will be a parent meeting scheduled soon. 6th graders are welcome to participate in track practice. Head Coach: Jack Suddoth Assistant Coach: Peyton Aldridge.
    • Junior Varsity and Varsity cheer sign-up sheets are in the office.
    • Monday:  
      • Basketball games at North Delta at 3:30 – 7th grade girls only. Bus will depart at 1:30.
      • Golf practice has been cancelled!
      • Soccer game at home versus Mag Heights at 3:00 – Varsity only. SENIOR NIGHT!!
    • Tuesday: 
      • Bayou Blues will sing at elementary chapel during 1st period.
    • Wednesday:
      • Soccer game at St. Joe at 3:30. Varsity only.
      • JV District Tournament at North Delta – Lady Colts play Lee at 5:00.
    • Thursday:
      • JV District Tournament at North Delta – Colts game is at 5:15.
    • Friday:
      • FCA at 7:30.  8th grade is in charge of food.
  • Looking Ahead:
    • Tuesday, February 5th: Elementary open house and bitty basketball K3 – 3rd grade – 6:00 in the gym.
    • Wednesday, February 6th: 1st – 3rd grade – Reading Fair.
    • Thursday, February 7th: Dental Awareness for K5 – 2nd grade. Beauty Review pictures will be taken at 10:00 a.m. in the high school library. Wear uniforms.
    • Monday, February 11th: 6th grade Pee Wee/Parents basketball game.
    • Tuesday, February 12th: Elementary Jump Rope for Heart kick off.
    • Thursday, February 14th: Elementary Valentine parties begin at 2:00. Who’s Who in the gym at 9:15 for Junior High/High School students!
    • Friday, February 15th: Annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Theme is Sock Hop
  • FCA Verse of the Week:   Patrick Wessel
    • For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

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Week of January 22nd:



  • Weekly Announcements: 
    • Community Service Club is hosting “Pennies for Patients” for the State of Mississippi. The high school/junior class and the elementary class that raises the most $$$ – over $200 – will win a pizza party!!!
    • Baseball and golf schedules are on the website!
    • Grammy Museum information about upcoming events is in the high school office. Come pick up information if interested.
    • Monday:  
      • Holiday.
    • Tuesday: 
      • Basketball games at Indianola at 3:00.  7th grade games!!!! Bus will depart at 2:00.
      • Soccer game at home versus Washington. Varsity at 3:00 and Junior Varsity at 5:00.
      • Ole Miss rep will meet with Juniors and Seniors during break.
    • Wednesday:
    • Thursday:
      • Basketball games at home versus Kirk at 3:00 – 7th grade games.
      • Soccer game at Delta Streets at 3:30 – Varsity only.
      • Chapel in the gym at 10:13 for junior high/high school students.
    • Friday:
      • FCA at 7:30.  9th grade is in charge of food.
      • Basketball games at home versus St. Joe at 4:00 – SENIOR NIGHT!!! Little Dribblers will perform during halftime of the Varsity girls’ game.
      • Balfour rep will be in the high school library at 7:45 a.m. for 10th grade class ring orders. Deposit is required.
  • Looking Ahead:
    • Tuesday, February 5th: Elementary open house and bitty basketball K3 – 3rd grade – 6:00 in the gym.
    • Wednesday, February 6th: 1st – 3rd grade – Reading Fair.
    • Thursday, February 7th: Dental Awareness for K5 – 2nd grade.
    • Monday, February 11th: 6th grade Pee Wee/Parents basketball game.
    • Tuesday, February 12th: Elementary Jump Rope for Heart kick off.
    • Thursday, February 14th: Elementary Valentine parties begin at 2:00.
  • Elementary Verse of the Week: Maggie Hutchinson
    • Remember that the Lord has set his faithful people apart for himself. The Lord will hear me when I call out to him. Psalm 4:3.



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Week of January 14th:

  • Weekly Announcements: 
    • Community Service Club is hosting “Pennies for Patients” for the State of Mississippi. The high school/junior class and the elementary class that raises the most $$$ – over $200 – will win a pizza party!!!
    • Beauty Review sign-up sheets are in the office (10th – 12th grade). Fee is $10. Bios are due to Mrs. Claire by Friday, January 18th.
    • Monday:  
      • Soccer game at home versus St. Joe at 3:00. Varsity only. Team dismissed at 1:30.
    • Tuesday: 
      • Basketball games at home versus Lee Academy at 3:00.  7th grade games!!!!
      • Bayou Blues will be performing for Long Term Care – will be dismissed at 9:30.
    • Wednesday:
      • Soccer game at Manchester at 6:00. Depart at 3:00. Varsity only. Team dismissed at 3:00.
    • Thursday:
      • Basketball games at North Sunflower at 4:00. Bus will leave at 3:00.
    • Friday:
      • FCA at 7:30.  10th grade is in charge of food.
      • Basketball games at Mag Heights at 3:00. 7th grade games. Bus will leave at 1:00.
      • Soccer game at Mag Heights at 6:00. Varsity only. Depart at 3:00.
  • Looking Ahead:
    • Saturday, January 19th: Pee Wee basketball tournament at the Cleveland Park Commission. Schedule will be emailed later this week.
    • Saturday, January 19th: 7th and 8th grade games at home versus Pillow beginning at 9:00.
    • Tuesday, January 22nd: Balfour rep will meet with 10th graders at 8:00 in the high school library about ordering class rings.
  • FCA Verse of the Week:  Cade Robinette
    • But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:20-21

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Week of January 7th:

  • Weekly Announcements: 
    • Community Service Club is hosting “Pennies for Patients” for the State of Mississippi. The class that raises the most $$$ – over $200 – will win a pizza party!!!
    • Girls’ track sign-up sheets in the high school office.
    • Beauty Review sign-up sheets are in the office (10th – 12th grade). Fee is $10. Bios are due to Mrs. Claire by Friday, January 18th.
    • Students that are tardy 5 times will serve 3 detentions. We no longer have Saturday detention. Serving detention 3 times after school will replace Saturday school. Students that get their 10th detention will have in-school suspension.
    • Baseball/Soccer (revised) schedules are on the website.
  • Monday:  
    • Golf player/parent meeting at 5:30 in the high school library.
    • JV and Varsity baseball player/parent meeting at 5:30 in the cafeteria.
    • Soccer game at home versus Delta Streets at 3:00 – Varsity only. Team dismissed at 1:30.
  • Tuesday: 
    • Basketball games at Kirk at 3:00.  7th grade games!!!! Team dismissed at 1:15.
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:
    • Basketball games at home versus North Delta at 3:00 – 7th grade games!!! Little Dribblers will perform at halftime during the Varsity girls’ game.
    • Chapel at 9:15.
    • Soccer games at Indianola. Times to be determined.
  • Friday:
    • FCA at 7:30.  11th grade is in charge of food.
    • Basketball games at Washington at 3:00 – 7th grade games.

Looking Ahead:

Saturday, January 12th: Soccer games – Greenville Tourney – JV at 1:00 and Varsity at 2:30. Bayou Academy Pee Wee basketball tournament at the Cleveland Park Commission beginning at 8:30. 7th and 8th grade games at Pillow beginning at 9:00 a.m.

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES:  Ben Caleb Malloy


I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33.

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Uniform Information

Policies Regarding Uniforms for Students

  • All uniforms must be purchased from Land’s End, at our School Shop, unless otherwise specified. *
  • *Some khaki shorts alternatives to Land’s End are listed below:
    • Polo, Classic Collection, color: Khaki
    • Southern Tide, color: Sandstone
    • Patagonia, color: El Cap Khaki
    • No cargo shorts are acceptable.
  • *Some khaki pants alternatives to Land’s End are listed below:
    • Polo, Classic Collection, color: Khaki
    • Mountain Khaki, color: Sand
    • No cargo pants are acceptable.

These are some examples of approved brands, styles, and colors. *Colors to all khakis must match the Land’s End khaki color.

  • The Bayou Academy logo should be on every top that is to be worn in the school building and must be put on through Land’s End. The only exceptions to this policy are approved Patron’s League items and Sports Pack items.  Patron’s League items may be worn on Friday, which will be “casual day.”  Casual day still requires uniform regulated bottoms, but Patron’s League spirit wear can be worn for tops.
  • Shorts and skirts must be no more than 4” from the top of the knee, including any items the student has tailored. 
  • Belts must be worn by all boys ages 1st grade – 12th grade and must be brown leather. 
  • Shoes must be closed heel and closed toe, no exceptions.
  • Outerwear worn inside the classroom can be from any of the three approved outlets – Bayou Academy Sports Pack, Land’s End, or Patron’s League Gear.  For outside the classroom, any outwear is acceptable, but will need to be removed once inside the classroom.
  • All skirts must have modesty shorts underneath for girls of all ages. 
  • Socks, tights, and leggings are permitted and should be white, black, dark gray, or navy in color.
  • Shirts must be tucked in by all students, except for girls wearing the “feminine fit” shirts, or the shirts with the band at the bottom.
  • Hair accessories for girls may be the approved headband on the Land’s End school shop or Navy, White, Black, and Royal Blue hair bows. 

Students in violation of these uniform policies will be reprimanded.  Consequences are as follows:

  1. First violation will result in a warning and the student’s parent will need to bring the correct clothing item to the school that day.
  2. A second violation will result in detention.
  3. A third violation will result in Saturday School and a meeting with the student’s parent(s) to find a solution to end violations.

FAQ’s

  • Do our uniforms have to come from Land’s End or can we purchase similar items from somewhere else? No. Uniforms must be purchased from Land’s End. The ONLY exception is addressed directly below.
  • Can we purchase the khaki pants from somewhere other than Land’s End? We do not mind if you choose to purchase the khakis from somewhere else, however, they must match exactly in color and style. Local vendors (Abraham’s, Punkin Patch, etc.) are options if you can find the right color/style. Please take a look at Land’s End exchange and return policies, as they are very generous and easy to work with!
  • Do we have to have the logo on all tops? Can we have someone else put the logo on for us? The logo is to be worn on all tops by Land’s End. Bayou Academy Sports Pack and Patron’s League items are the only exception to this rule. You may not have another vendor put the Bayou Academy logos on your clothing. This must be done by Land’s End.
  • What belts are acceptable? Brown leather belts. These can be purchased through Land’s End or anywhere you choose. The belt can be flat, braided, etc. but it must be brown leather. 1st-12th grade boys are required to wear a belt. Kindergarten and below are not required to wear belts.
  • What shoes can we wear? Shoes are your choice, but must be closed heel and closed toe. No flips flops or open sandals.
  • What about the skirts? Skirt options are listed under the school Land’s End website, and modesty shorts (ex: sliders) should be worn underneath skirts. Skirts must follow the policy for length.
  • What color socks? Can girls wear leggings? You may wear socks, tights, and leggings. They must one of the four approved colors, which are: white, black, dark gray, and navy. These do not have to be purchased from Land’s End. You may get these from anywhere you choose as long as they are the correct colors.
  • What about our outerwear? Outwear that is to be worn inside the classroom can be from any of the 3 approved outlets – Land’s End, Bayou Academy Sports Pack, or Patron’s League Gear. For outside of the classroom, any outwear is acceptable, but if it is not Land’s End, it will need to be taken off once you arrive in the building.
  • Will there be a casual day? Yes. Friday’s give the option of Patron’s League wear (hoodies, t-shirts, homecoming shirts, etc.) with uniform approved bottoms.
  • Will elementary kids still get to wear jerseys and cheer uniforms on football game days?  Yes! Elementary will still have Spirit Day!
  • What about game days? Players will refer to their coaches as to what they are required to wear on game days.
  • Do we have to tuck our shirts in? Yes. The only exception to this rule is the shirts that have a band at the bottom or the feminine fit shirts that do not have a “tail” to tuck in or the children in Kindergarten and below.
  • For the elementary girls, what hair accessories can they wear? There is an approved headband on the Land’s End school website, or bows can be worn in White, Black, Navy, or Royal Blue.
  • Do we have to get the backpack and lunchbox on the website? No. These are just added for convenience. You may have any backpack or lunchbox that you choose.

Last updated: 1/4/2019

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Week of December 10th:

  • This Week:
    • In keeping with a tradition that Dr. Granville started, we would like to ask ourBayou Academy families to participate in a dessert/baked goods drive for our Sheriff’s Department, as a thank you to them for directing traffic and helping keep our families & school safe.  If you would like to contribute, you may drop off your goodies to one of the school offices on Wednesday, Dec. 12from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m or Thursday, Dec. 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.We will deliver to the Sheriff’s Office after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.
    • After school daycare will be offered Monday, December 10th thru Thursday, December13th.  Stu 
  • Monday:  
    • Little Dribblers will perform at halftime of the Varsity girls’ game.
  • Tuesday:
    • Language and Science exams.  Dismissed at 11:15.
  • Wednesday:
    • Reading and Math exams.  Dismissed at 11:15.
  • Thursday:  
    • Spelling and Social Studies exams.  Dismissed at 11:15.
    • K3 – K5 Christmas program at 8:30 in the gym.
  • Friday:
    • Your child will not be counted absent if they do not come on Friday! Dismissed at 11:15.    NO DAYCARE.

Looking Ahead:

  • December 15th – January 2nd – Christmas Holidays.

Verse for the Week:

Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.  Luke 2:14

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Week of December 10th:

  • Weekly Announcements: 
    • Winter Wonderland 7th & 8th grade dance is Friday, December 14th, from 8:00 to10:00 p.m.  $10 wristbands.  Girls wear semi-formal short dresses(dress code); guys wear khakis, button down shirt & blazer.
    • In keeping with a tradition that Dr. Granville started, we would like to ask ourBayou Academy families to participate in a dessert/baked goods drive for ourSheriff’s Department, as a thank you to them for directing traffic and helping keep our families & school safe.  If you would like to contribute, you may drop off your goodies to one of the school offices on Wednesday, Dec. 12from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m or Thursday, Dec. 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.We will deliver to the Sheriff’s Office after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.
    • Students: If you will be getting your license or permit over Christmas holidays, you must get a proof of attendance form before we get out for Christmas.  See Ms.Shellie.
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  • Monday: 
    • Review Day!
    • Basketball games at home versus Tri-County at 4:00.  
  • Tuesday: 
    • Basketball games at Lee at 3:00.  7th grade games!!!!
    • 1st period exam – 8:00 – 9:30.
    • 6th period exam – 10:00 – 11:30.
  • Wednesday:
    • Soccer game at home versus Indianola at 3:00.  Varsity only.
    • 2nd period exam – 8:00 – 9:30.
    • 4th period exam – 10:00 – 11:30.
  • Thursday:
    • 3rd period exam – 8:00 – 9:30.
    • 5th period exam – 10:00 – 11:30.
  • Friday:
    • Soccer game at home versus St. Joe at 3:00.  Varsity only.
    • 7th period exam – 8:00 – 9:30.
    • Make-up exams – 10:00 – 11:30.

Looking Ahead:

December 20th:  Basketball games at home versus Manchester at 4:00.

December 27th – 29th:  Mag Heights basketball tournament – Varsity boys only.

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES:  John Butler Edwards

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.  Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.   Proverbs 1: 7-8

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Week of December 3rd:

  • This Week:
    • In keeping with a tradition that Dr. Granville started, we would like to ask our Bayou Academy families to participate in a dessert/baked goods drive for our Sheriff’s Department, as a thank you to them for directing traffic and helping keep our families & school safe.

      If you would like to contribute, you may drop off your goodies to one of the school offices on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m or Thursday, Dec. 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. We will deliver to the Sheriff’s Office after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.

  • Monday:  
    • Elementary Christmas program in the gym at 6:30 p.m.  Elementary Christmas Program attire should be as follows:  Boys wear red shirt and khaki pants.  Girls wear red dresses or outfit with a red top.  6th grade class – unless you have a speaking part, wear the above attire.  Children should be in their classroom by 6:00 p.m. tonight!
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:  
    • District Spelling Bee for 4th and 6th grade.
    • Cookies with Santa in the cafeteria from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday:
    • Christmas Sing-a-Long in the gym at 8:30.  Students wear uniform bottoms and any Christmas top.

Looking Ahead:

  • Tuesday – Friday, December 11th – 14th – 1/2 days.  Dismissed at 11:15.  Exam schedule:  12/11 – Language and Science; 12/12 – Reading and Math; 12/13 – Spelling and Social Studies.
  • Thursday, December 13th:  K3 – K5 Christmas program at 8:30 in the gym.
  • December 15th – January 2nd – Christmas Holidays.

Verse for the Week:

Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.  Luke 2:14