Upper School Blog, Week of 10/8


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



Anna Gay Sets New National Water Ski Record

Congratulations to Anna Gay (10th) who competed this past weekend and set a new national record. From USA Water Ski:

U.S. athletes Anna Gay and Lauren Morgan also set pending national records in respective events.

Gay set a pending Girls 3 national tricks record of 9,920 points in the second round. If approved by the American Water Ski Association’s Technical Committee, Gay’s score will surpass the current national record of 9,780 points set by Erika Lang in May 2013. 

Read more here:

Alie Hartnett Sets New School Swimming Record

Alie Hartnett (12th) set a new SCHOOL RECORD in the 100 meter breaststroke in the October 1 meet against Melbourne Central Catholic. Congrats, Alie!


Alternative Lunch – Tuesday, October 13

Please plan to bring a lunch from home or click here to order Jason’s Deli. For $6, students will receive a sandwich (ham or turkey on a bun or croissant), chips, water, cookie and a pickle spear.

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.

Library Hours on Friday

Due to 12:15 dismissal, the library will be closing at 12:45 on Friday, October 9th.

Save the Date – Veterans Day Service

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

Raw Footage

Check out this week’s Raw Footage.

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:


Upper School Homecoming Dress Up Days

Start planning your costumes now!

October 9: House Colors

October 13: Dynamic Duo Day

October 14: Regular school uniforms

October 15: Inanimate Object Day

October 16: Spirit Wear/Homecoming t-shirt

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.

Community Service Project

Do you know someone who is adopted? God states in His Word that we are to care for orphans, widows, and refugees, protect the defenseless, provide justice, and care for the poor. Bethany Christian Services serves children who would not otherwise have a family; birth parents who have no one to support them; and refugees who need help and hope.
Join us October 29th from 3:30-5:30 in the Ceramics Room (US 116) to make Gingerbread Houses to support this ministry! Students will receive 2 hours of community service.

For information, contact Mrs. Collins:

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 07:00 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.