Warrior Weekly for May 19-25

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NEXT WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER: 

Sun
Mon 05/20 7:15 Chalmers Pancake Breakfast
8:30 First grade American heroes presentation
Hot lunch: pizza
Tues 05/21 6:00 pm Spring Choir Showcase
Football and Volleyball letter of commitments due
Wed 05/22 Grammar School dismisses at noon
Thu 05/23 3:00 Graduation rehearsal @ FCN sanctuary
Fri  05/24 Happy Birthday, Miss Yarbrough!
7:00 Graduation in FCN sanctuary
Sat 05/25

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE UPCOMING DATES:
Thursday, August 15th: Parent education day
Friday, August 16th: Mock day
Monday, August 19th: First day of school
August 23-25th: Freshmen mystery trip
September 5th: House induction ceremony

All-School News

Congratulations to Headmaster Squires on the completion of his EdD from Liberty University. He is now Dr. Squires! We are proud of you!

Please join us for an evening of singing! From Latin Canons to Spirituals, and from Film favorites to Praise pieces, you will be sure to be entertained and encouraged!

We will end the night being led by young hearts in praise to our God!
May 21st – 6pm-7pm – Teen Gym
Start your Summer off right!
We hope to see you there!

Grammar School News

Ms. Mock has been at KPA for 5 years! What a blessing she is to our school.

2nd graders took a field trip to Lowe’s Home Improvement Store to learn more about plants and how to care for them!

Fourth grade finished their study of the eye with a dissection of a cow eyeball. They were thankful to have Dr. Justin Anderson to lead us through.

First graders had a special visit from Mr. John Robison after their weather unit. Thank you for visiting, Mr. Robison! 

Pre-K celebrated transportation this week with a bus ride and road rally!

Upper School News

Our Let’s Talk video for the week is now live and ready to view! This week we talk with Scott Hall about how to inspire and encourage our children to be forces for restoration and renewal in their communities. Thanks for watching!

Congratulations to the House of Liddell for winning the House Cup for the 2018-2019 school year!

Last week was one full of events for our upper school students. Our eighth graders had their banquet at Spirit Ranch and the Juniors and Seniors had their banquet at Sophia’s Place the following week. At the Junior/Senior banquet, students participated in the Obduco Lampus, or passing of the torch, from the Senior class to the Junior class. Senior Jake Mulkey was also presented with the first KPA Senior Service Award.

Congratulations to our new National Honor Society inductees!

6th grader Matthew Jenkins placed 18th at the US Chess Federation NATIONAL JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIP last week in Grapevine!
There were 1255 junior high players competing in 6 sections, including the U1000 and U1250. Since Matthew was rated 1031 going into the championship, he had to bump up to the U1250 division. He competed in 7 rounds over 3 days against much higher rated, more experienced kids. Several of his games were almost 3 hours long! After results came out, Matthew’s US Chess Federation rating jumped up 200 points. One of his teammates placed 1st in the U1000 division. The Texas Tech Chess program has provided the Lubbock Homeschool Chess Team with tremendous support.
If you’ve ever seen the movie BROOKLYN CASTLE, you may be interested to know that Matthew was matched up against two members of the famous NY team. In between rounds Matthew and his teammates had the opportunity to play a blitz (5 min game) with Grandmaster Jeffery Xiong —the #2 Junior World Champ— as well as play a simultaneous match against Women’s Grandmaster Katerina Nemcova — where she played several members of the Lubbock Homeschool Chess Team at the same time!
Anyone interested in more information about competitive chess should contact Heather Jenkins or look up Check With Tech for their schedule of events.

 

Scientists are also artists, as you can see from this work done by the 8th grade Science students!

Athletics News

Fine Arts News

Recorder karate ninjas…

For the third year, KPA Latin students took the National Latin Exam. This test is given to 139,000 Latin students each year, and it is a good measure of the Latin program at a school. This year’s results are very impressive! Listed below are the students who won awards for being above the national average.

7th Grade- Intro to Latin

Jacob Pfannenstiel

Mallerie Collier

Caleb Poe

Kara Hawthorne

Brandon Cunningham

Jake Nicholson

Eva Jackson

Kate Rodgers

Abigail Evers

8th Grade – Level 1

Riley Solberg

Daniel Sell

Katelyn Dowell

Hope Scarborough

Lexie Dawson

Celeste Estrella (9th)

Caroline Tidwell

Ben Lashaway

Sam Crews

9th Grade – Latin 2

Heather Smith

Grace James

10 Grade- Latin 3

James Hawthorne

Tristan Flores

This is an amazing performance for the school.   Jacob Pfannenstiel should also be congratulated for making a PERFECT score on his Introduction to Latin NLE test!  This is the first perfect score for the school.  Way to go, Latin students!

Thank you to our 2019 Feed the Need sponsors!

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