Upper School Blog, Week of 10/15


Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:



Morgan Baxendale Wins Honda Classic High School Invitational

Congratulations to Morgan Baxendale (11th) who won the 2015 Honda Classic High School Invitational Women’s Individual over the weekend. Morgan placed 1st out of 60 of the state’s best female high school golfers after shooting a 71 in both rounds, ending 2 under par. The Honda Classic is the premiere girls golf tournament in the country.


Picture Retakes

Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, October 20 in the gym lobby. Upper School students will be dismissed by grade level between 10:45am-12:00pm to have individual student pictures done. Students must wear school uniforms and adhere to the dress code and grooming standards in the Parent Student Handbook.


US Fall Play Tickets On Sale

Click here to purchase tickets for the US fall play, Dearly Departed. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 9.

Save the Date – Veterans Day Service

Please join us for our annual MS & US Veterans Day Service at 10:00am in Faith Hall.

Cafe on the Rock Schedule

Upper School students are permitted to order lunch from Cafe on the Rock according to this schedule:

Seniors: Mondays and Tuesdays

Juniors: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Sophomores: 1st and 3rd Fridays

Freshmen: 2nd and 4th Fridays

Students are required to order online here before 10:00am:

Middle School/Upper School Carline Update

MS/US Traffic Map

Middle/Upper School: To provide a more efficient arrival and dismissal time for Middle & Upper School students, please pull up to the second yellow line to begin drop off and pick up between the hours of 7:30am – 7:50am and 2:50pm – 3:25pm (2:10pm – 2:45pm on Wednesdays). Students must be dropped off and picked up between the two yellow lines. See attached MS/US traffic map. Remember, students are not permitted in the building until 7:30am.

Harvard, Princeton, UVA, & Yale Information Session in Orlando

Are you interested in applying to these top schools? Plan to attend this information session in October.

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside
7499 Augusta National Dr
Orlando, FL 32822
United States

Admissions representatives from Harvard, Princeton, UVA, and Yale will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid. Dr. Holter, a Yale graduate, will also be present. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Attendance-Parent Notes

For the safety of our students, we cannot accept handwritten notes to excuse students or allow them to leave class early. For all attendance concerns, please email Ellen Stewart at Thanks for your help in keeping our students safe.