News from the Upper School

Week of Nov. 13
Week of Nov. 13
Week of Nov. 13

The glass in Presnell is quickly filling with sincere messages of kindness and thanks, and our Gratitude Tree is sprouting more and more "leaves" each day (see pics above). The front lawn was a sea of red, white, and blue today as young and old placed flags to celebrate Veterans Day. Big thanks to Dr. Susan Owens and the Interact club members for helping us honor the service of others each year. Remember to stop by the Interact Yard Sale across from Willy Taco tomorrow morning. The sale begins at 8:30 am. Freshman Beau Peeler took the photo below.

We had a lovely week in Upper School. As we inch closer to Thanksgiving break, the days at school remain filled. Classes are buckled down as we enter the second half of quarter two, seniors are beginning to receive early acceptance notices, and today we were entertained by our Drama Club (along with a few teachers - thank you, Ms. Sullivan, Mr. Roark, and Mr. Barnes) as they performed Ghost Hunt, a spooky one-act play with a surprise ending directed by drama and chorus teacher, Erin Oneil. The cast and crew did a fantastic job! There's one more performance tonight if you'd like to take in the show.

Recently, Upper School had several athletes recognized as All-Region or All-State. Way to go, Griffins! You can find those highlights on Instagram by clicking here or scanning the QR code below.

Progress reports for students with grades of C- or below are now viewable through FACTS. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to classroom teachers. 

Special Studies placements will be posted on Monday morning. Students who requested London have already been informed, as planning and securing flights and reservations is essential. 

We wish you all a happy weekend! I hope to see many of you bright and early at the Interact fundraiser tomorrow morning.



Friday, November 10 Upper School Play Performance Dent 6:00 - 7:00   
Friday, November 10 Flag the Lawn      
Saturday, November 11 Interact Yard Sale      
Friday, November 17 International Student Day      
Friday, November 17 Parents Community Bake Sale Milliken Lobby    
Monday, November 20 Beginning of Thanksgiving Holiday      
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving      
Thursday, December 7 US & MS Band Concert Stone Gym Begins at 6:30   
Monday, December 11 US Exams

A block exam starts at 9:00 am

E block exams start at 1:00 pm

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 US Exams

B Block exams start at 9:00 am

F block exams start at 1:00 pm

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 US Exam

C block exams start at 9:00 am

G block exams start at 1:00 pm

Thursday, December 14, 2023 US Exam

D block exams start at 9:00 am

H block exams start at 1:00 pm

Friday, December 15, 2023 US Exam - Make-up exam

Scheduled Make-up exams start at 9:00 am








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