Upper School Newsletter - May 19, 2021
Quotes of the Week
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. — John F. Kennedy
“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” — Conrad Hall
Last Day of School
Thursday, June 3, is the last day of school for grades JK-12. Please plan accordingly!
Grades JK-12 Virtual Parent Education Series: Supporting Grieving Children and Teens
Thursday, May 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Over the past year, we have been surrounded by loss: loss of routine, loss of physical connection, and the loss of rituals. And for many the death of beloved family members or friends. People are having varied reactions and responses including increased anxiety, isolation, anger and sadness as we learn to exist within this new context and grieve these many losses. The uncertainty of the intensity and duration of this crisis can exacerbate underlying conditions or unhealthy coping techniques. For parents and caregivers, the challenge is how to support your children while navigating this yourself. It is kind of like building the plane while flying it. The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing will be facilitating a one-hour conversation about grief for parents. During this time, the Wendt Center will share about grief in the context of developmental stage, and ways that you can engage your child in a continued conversation about grief and support them as they navigate the uncertain time. Additionally, the Wendt Center will share about the impact on adults and provide realistic strategies to sustain yourself in the face of grief.
Spring Virtual Visual Arts Show Now Open
In concert with Arts Jam, the annual Visual Arts Spring Show opened on May 13. Upper School students present highlights of their work in painting, drawing, ceramics, and digital arts in an exciting virtual gallery format. Links to these virtual art galleries as well as our Arts Jam concert are available here.
Date Change for Middle/Upper School Musical
The release date for the Middle and Upper School musical has been changed from Friday, May 21, to Thursday, May 27. The YouTube premiere link will be included in next week’s newsletter.
Reading Day Schedule
Thursday, May 27
Mandatory for freshmen and sophomores.
All classes meet for 45 minutes.
Advisory (8:10-8:15 a.m.)
Green (8:20-9:05 a.m.)
Blue (9:10-9:55 a.m.)
Period 1 (10-10:45 a.m.)
Period 2 (10:50-11:35 a.m.)
Lunch (11:40 a.m.-12:25 p.m.)
Period 3 (12:30-1:15 p.m.)
Period 4 (1:20-2:05 p.m.)
Period 5 (2:10-2:55 p.m.)
Welcome to the Athletics Corner! Find all your Flint Hill Athletics updates here!
IT’S VISAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK!!
|Date||Team||Opponent||Time (home times in bold)||Location|
|Thursday, May 20||Girls’ Softball||VISAA Semi-Finals — @Dinwiddie Sports Complex||1 p.m||5850 R. B. Pamplin Dr, Sutherland, VA 23885 *We only play if we win Tuesday|
|Friday, May 21||Baseball||St. Andrew's||4:30 p.m||Upper School Baseball Field|
|Boys’ Lacrosse||St. Andrew's||4:15 p.m||Upper School Turf Field|
|Boys’ Tennis||@St. Andrew's||4:15 p.m|
|Girls’ Lacrosse||VISAA Semifinals — @River City Sportsplex||4 p.m||901 Meridian Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 *We only play if we win Tuesday|
|Softball||VISAA Finals— @Dinwiddie Sports Complex||1 p.m||5850 R. B. Pamplin Dr, Sutherland, VA 23885 *WE only play if we win Thursday|
|Saturday, May 22||Baseball||@St. Andrew's||noon|
|Boys’ Lacrosse||@St. Andrew's||1 p.m|
|Girls’ Lacrosse||NCS* Game will be canceled if still in VISAA States||11 a.m.||Upper School Turf Field|
|Girls’ Lacrosse||VISAA Finals— @River City Sportsplex||2:30 p.m||13030 Genito Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112 *We only play if we win Friday|
|Track||VISAA State Championship Meet — @ Sports Backers Stadium||11 a.m.||100 Avenue of Champions, Richmond, VA 23230|
Congratulations to the Girls’ Lacrosse, Softball, Baseball and Track & Field teams for qualifying for the VISAA Spring Sports State Championships!
Please follow our social media accounts @flinthillathletics on Instagram and @Athletics_FHS on Twitter for fun challenges between our athletes, Husky Highlights, and photos from our athletics events!
UPDATES AND REMINDERS FROM LAST WEEK
Virtual Arts Jam
Our annual Arts Jam concert is back! This year, we present an exciting collection of performances from our band, choir, percussion ensemble, orchestra, dancers, and our a cappella group, Major Minors. These performances, recorded by students in their homes, or in small groups outside at a safe physical distance, premiered on our YouTube channel last week. Please enjoy these performances from the comfort of your home, and celebrate the amazing talent and hard work of our student artists. You can access the video here.
Spring Exam Schedule
- May 27: Reading Day (required for Grades 9 and 10) — this is a change, as we used to only require Grade 9. In other years, students from other grades could attend optionally.
- May 28: Math Exams.
- June 1: Upper School History Exams and 9/10 English Essay Exams.
- June 2: Science Exams.
- June 3: Language Exams.
- June 4: Closing Ceremony.
- Check out our Featured and Last Chance items. Inventory is running low for all of these items. Get them before they’re gone!
- Please enjoy free shipping, as all orders will be shipped for the remainder of the year.
- Returns and exchanges are quick and easy, but all returned items must sit in quarantine before they are returned to inventory. Please order only the size you think you need so we can keep as much inventory in stock as possible. We are happy to change out the size quickly if it doesn’t fit.
How do I make an exchange or return?
- Please contact Adrienne Robinson within 30 days of your original purchase.
- Exchanges may be made for the same item in a different size or for an item of equal value.
- We are happy to issue a refund for items that did not work for you.
Spring Semester Exam Schedule
May 28-June 3
Grades JK-12 No Classes, Administrative Offices Closed
Monday, May 31
End of Fourth Quarter
Grades JK-12 Last Day of School
Thursday, June 3
Upper School Virtual Closing Ceremony (To be released via email)
Friday, June 4
Friday, June 11, 10 a.m.