|Middle School Lip Sync and Street Jam|
This past Friday marked the annual celebration of the Middle School's Street Jam! This festival, to celebrate the end of the year, provides students an opportunity to enjoy time with each other and their teachers in a more informal setting. This year's theme was "Swamp Jam." After a cookout lunch, students went to the CPA for the Lip Sync competition, which was won this year by 8th grade boys Nate Caraway, Campbell Cooke, Jack Harth, and Henry Ray, with 5th grade student David Caddle finishing second. After the Lip Sync, students went outside for the Street Carnival. The activities there included archery exhibitions, a representative from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife with a number of swampy reptiles, sno-cones, and the ever popular dunking booth. This year, students were able to buy tickets for a raffle with the prize being a chance to sit in the dunking booth, which proved to be very popular. Mark your calendars for Street Jam 2013, to be held next year at the end of April!
Photos from the day are here.
|Spring Choir Concert|
The St. Andrew’s Choral Department presented the annual spring concert on Tuesday, April 24. The evening was filled with outstanding performances by all choirs. Each choir performed separately presenting music from the festival season as well as from the current repertoire. Performances from combined men’s and women’s choirs, and special features from the Chamber Choir ensembles were also part of the program.
The 7th and 8th grade combined choirs opened the concert with “Why We Sing.” All combined choirs closed the concert with “Thank You For The Music,” and audience favorite, “We’re The Choir.” The US Men’s Choir added choreography to “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight,” and the Chamber Choir put everything in their performance of ”Dancing Queen.”
Special guest Ms Christian Scott directed the US Women’s Choir as they sang “God Be In My Head.” Miss Scott was a student teacher during the first half of the spring semester.
Congratulations to all participants for an outstanding concert and year. Thank you to the wonderful leadership of the seniors and the generous sharing of their talents. We will miss you!
Photos from the concert are here.
|Spring Band Concert is Tomorrow|
The St. Andrew’s bands will present their annual Spring concert on Tuesday evening, May 1, at 7:00 in the CPA. Featured will be all four performing groups: Beginning, Jazz, Intermediate, and Upper School. The Jazz Band concert will include Night Train and TMI, and will feature solos by Jordan Gasc, Amelia Andersson, David Dulske, Michael Germany, Jane Ashley Watson, and Julia Kirk. The Intermediate Band will play Newcastle March, Aztec Fire, and All that Jazz. The Upper School Band will play Kenneth Alford’s march, Holyrood, accompanied by a special video presentation. They will also play the uptempo Skydance, and a piece featuring all-state saxophonist David Dulske. They will conclude with Calvin Custer’s arrangement of Just a Closer Walk with Thee.
|MS Singers Entertain Residents of St. Catherine's|
The 7th grade choir and some members of the 8th grade choir visited Sienna Hall at St. Catherine’s last Thursday morning. The students performed songs from their spring concert repertoire and delighted their audience. Choir members sang beautifully and enjoyed visiting with the residents after the mini-concert.
|PK4 Visits Home Depot|
As part of the Pre-K4’s unit “Nature All Around Us,” the entire grade visited Home Depot. The children made planters and then went to the Garden Center to plant a flower. The Home Depot staff treated the children to a tea party. They concluded our visit with a scavenger hunt. Fun was had by all. A huge thank you to the parents that came to help and to the staff of Home Depot! On the way back to school, the teachers overheard some students saying they wished the bus would turn around and go back!
|Qu Nominated as Scholar Athlete of the Year|
Phillip Qu, co-captain of the Saints’ varsity tennis team and its five-time boys’ singles state champion, was the St. Andrew’s honoree at 2012 BankPlus/Blitz 16 Scholar Athletes Luncheon for the hosted by BankPlus and 16 WAPT. The 30+ Scholar Athletes were chosen from each high school across Hinds, Madison and Rankin Counties based on grade-point average and ACT score. A National Merit Finalist with a cumulative grade point average of 4.01, an ACT score of 34, and an SAT score of 2250, Phillip certainly is deserving of the “Scholar-Athlete” designation. Phillip’s tennis coach, Paul Buckley, accompanied him to the event.
16 WAPT President and General Manager Stuart Kellogg said, “We’re excited to join with BankPlus and recognize the top scholar athletes from every high school in the Metro Jackson area. Students who have distinguished themselves in both the classroom and on the playing fields are tomorrow’s leaders. 16 WAPT is pleased to acknowledge these young people who are positive representatives of their schools and communities.”
|Baseball Advances to State Quarterfinals|
The Saints won their second round playoff series this week in 3 games over Pass Christian. In game 2 William Rowell struck out a season high 12 on as the Saints won 9-1. In game 3 Daniel Briner pitched a two-hitter as the Saints won 5-4 to advance.
(Photos from game 1; photos from game 3.)
This week the Saints draw Forest in the South State Semifinals. The game schedule is Friday at SA at 7:00, Saturday at Forest at 1:00, and Monday (if necessary) at SA at 7:00. Go Saints!
|Track Teams Win Regionals|
On Saturday, April 28, St. Andrew’s boys and girls track teams went to Pearl High School for the 3-3A Regional Meet where they both placed first. St. Andrew’s dominated in several events. Below is a list of qualifiers who will move on to the South State meet which will be held this Saturday, May 5, at St. Andrew’s from 10:30 a.m. until about 6:00 p.m. Of note, 4 school records were tied or broken this weekend. Dallas Prater broke the school record for long jump and triple jump and tied in high jump; and Caroline Gaillet, an 8th grader, broke the school pole vault record. Please congratulate our track stars listed below and come out and support the Saints as they march toward the State meet!
Check out photos from the meet on the SA track Facebook page.
- Mia Martinson (10) – 1st in the girls 3200m
- Elisabeth Gaillet (11)– 2nd in the girls 3200m
- Mike Steere (12) – 1st in the boys 3200m
- Hayden Guynes (11) – 3rd in the boys 3200m
- Yesenia Davis (9) – 1st in the 100m hurdles
- Grace Watts (11) – 2nd in 100m hurdles
- Adam Travis (11) – 1st in the 110m hurdles
- Claudia Brunson (11) – 3rd in the girls 100d, School Record (12.92)
- Zaria Williams, Savannah Thomas, Caron Byrd, Claudia Brunson – 2nd in the girls 4x200 relay
- Mia Martinson (10) – 1st in the girls 1600
- Elisabeth Gaillet (11) – 2nd in the girls 1600
- Jack Daly (10) – 1st in the boys 1600
- Hayden Guynes (11) – 3rd in the boys 1600
- Grace Watts, Savannah Thomas, Claudia Brunson, Caron Byrd – 1st in the girls 4x100 relay
- Caron Byrd (12) – 1st in the girls 400d
- Grace Watts (11) – 1st in the girls 300 hurdles
- Adam Travis (11) – 2nd in the boys 300 hurdles
- Neil Mehta (12) – 3rd in the boys 300 hurdles
- Mia Martinson (10) – 1st in the girls 800m
- Elisabeth Gaillet (11) – 2ns in the girls 800m
- Mike Steere (12) – 4th in the boys 800
- Zaria Williams (9) – 3rd in the girls 200d
- Kendall Brown, Mia Martinson, Elisabeth Gaillet, Zaria Williams – 3rd in girls 4x400 relay
- Mike Steere, Hayden Guynes, Adam Travis, Neil Mehta – 3rd in the boys 4x400 relay
- Field Events:
- Grace Watts (11) – Personal Best and 2nd in the Long Jump
- Dallas Prater (11) – School Record (20’10”) and 1st in the Long Jump
- Yesenia Davis (9) – 1st in high jump
- Dallas Prater (11) – tied school record (6’2”) and 1st in the High Jump
- Kelli Slater (11) – 4th in discus
- Jordan Gasc (11) – 3rd in discus
- Claudia Brunson (11) – 1st in Triple Jump
- Mari Liza Almand (9) – 2nd in the Triple Jump
- Dallas Prater (11) – Broke School record (42’11”) and 2nd in the Triple Jump
- Caroline Gaillet (8) – School Record (8’8”) and 1st in Pole Vault
|Archery Wraps Up 2012 Season|
The Saints archery team competed in its final match of the season against Franklin County School. The Saints put on a good showing, but lost by fewer than 100 points: 2899 to 2986. Individual results were as follows:
Top Male Archer: Scott Kennedy 276
Top Female Archer: Kim Steere 251
Top 12 Scores:
- Scott Kennedy 276
- Robert Iacono 261
- Kim Steere 251
- Zack Donnelly 248
- Madeleine Arthur 244
- Alex Weisser 242
- Darby Parker 241
- Millie Morse 235
- Elise Kelsey 230
- Aumbriel Schwirian 227
- Noah McDaniel 224
- Morgan Allee 220
|Golf Teams Win Regionals|
In golf news. Last week in the regional golf tournament, our boys team won 1st place in the event, and John Chase Bryan was the medalist for the tournament. Members of the boys team that won the Regional Championship were: Chris Woolverton, John Chase Bryan, John Ross Mitchell, Benjamin Hearon, and Krish Manisundaram. John Chase will advance to the State Finals next week and compete for the Individual State Title in Golf.
In other golf news, our Girls team won its 5th straight Regional Championship last week, with Miriam Parker finishing as the medalist for the tournament. The members of the girls team that won its 5th Regional Championship are: Miriam Parker, Lily Katz, and Lia Yeh. The girls team will compete next week in the Girls State Championship, and Miriam Parker will be going for her 2nd State Individual Title. Congrats to both teams, and good luck next week.