Upper School Notes – March 6, 2019
Greetings Upper School Parents,
It’s March…and it’s freezing. The weather in this region has been unpredictable and unforgiving. I truly hope that everyone receiving this communication is able to remain safe and warm. Please take the time to think about those that are less-fortunate and struggle to find shelter during the winter months.
As noted in the email sent to families earlier this week, the course selection process will run through March 8. Students have the opportunity to select appropriate courses, including Honors and Advanced Placement classes, for next school year. This is the first step in the process, which ultimately includes consultation with advisory group leaders and recommendations from teachers and department chairs. This is an excellent chance for all parents to have conversations with your children about the course selection process and future courses.
Spring Break officially begins this weekend on March 9. A break can be defined in so many ways. Please take the time to relax and recharge in preparation for the final quarter and the final stretch of this amazing school year.
I will look forward to seeing you soon.
Please be safe and enjoy the next two weeks.
Quote of the Week
“Our true character is that person we become when no one is watching.”
Major Minors Winter Concert
Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
Join Flint Hill’s a cappella group, The Major Minors, in the Upper School Commons on Thursday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m. for a “coffee house” style concert. Baked goods, hot coffee, tea, and cocoa will be served at this evening of pop music performances. Hits by Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Tori Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and more will be performed in this showcase of both individual artists and the full group!
Grade 10 Community of Care (REQUIRED)
The Upper School Counseling Office will host its annual Community of Care event, “What Drives our Decisions,” for Sophomores and their parents/guardians on Thursday, March 28, at 6:00 p.m., in the Upper School Campus Gym. Attendance is required, for this evening of thought-provoking, essential discussion about the dangers of substance use and abuse. Food will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Please register for the event here.
Save the Date for Springfest 2019!
Saturday, April 27
Plan to celebrate spring athletics with a backyard party at Springfest! Start the day with a friendly (and free!) Tennis Social. Enjoy a grilled lunch from the Husky Hut, treats from an ice cream truck, and family-friendly games for Huskies of all ages! Be sure to read upcoming newsletters for details and a complete schedule! Volunteer opportunities and tennis registration will be available after Spring Break.
Upper School Reminder: Community Service
I wanted to remind everyone that there is a service hour requirement of 15 hours per school year for all Upper School students.
Director of the Upper School