Upper School Newsletter, Week of 11/13-11/20


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


National Signing Day









Congratulations to our Upper School athletes who signed official letters of intent on Wednesday, November 11 – National Signing Day!

Peyton Hopkins – Davidson College

Fletcher Magee – Wofford College

Michael Timpson, Jr. – University of Florida

Chadwick Word – Furman University



Congratulations to the Fine Arts department on a successful 5 show run of Godspell! The cast consisted of 23 Upper School students, as well as 3 student crew members. We would also like to thank Ms. Kyona Levine (Director), Ms. Kate Land (Musical Direction), Mr. Matt Adams (Lighting Design), Ms. Nicole Sharp (Costume Design), Mr. Rob Hensley (Set Design), and Mrs. Diane Haskell (FAN) for their dedication to making this such a great show.

Raw Footage

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Christina Farley – Library Author Visit
Christina Farley, author of the Gilded series, was born and raised in upstate New York. As a child she loved to explore, which later inspired her to jump on a plane and travel the world. She taught at international schools in Asia for ten years, eight of which were in the mysterious and beautiful city of Seoul, Korea, that became the setting of Gilded and Silvern. Currently she lives in Clermont, FL with her husband and two sons—that is, until the travel itch whisks her off to a new unknown. For more details, check out her website at

Christina Farley Pre-Order Form


Calendar Change

Please note that the Empty Stage Project is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00pm in the Black Box Theatre.

Thanksgiving Break

Friday, November 21 – No School – Professional Development Day

Monday, November 24 – Friday, November 28 – No School – Student/Teacher Holiday; Offices Closed

Annual Guidance Meetings

The annual Henry Chapel Guidance Meetings for 9th, 10th, and 11th grades are scheduled for Wednesday, November 19. In this meeting, all attendees will hear important college information from University of Alabama, Gordon College, and Mississippi College representatives. In addition, Ms. Natalie Holter will give a presentation on SAT/ACT Test Preparation, and a member of the TFA Guidance team will cover various college and academic updates.

Specific meeting times and more information for each grade level meeting can be found at the link below. While students are required to attend, parents are also strongly encouraged to come! We hope to see you there!

For more information and to reserve a seat for your child’s respective grade level meeting, please visit the following Signup Genius link:

9th Grade:

10th Grade:

11th Grade:


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