Teamwork by Brett Kapels
When November comes, we turn our athletic focus from cross country, football, and volleyball to basketball. Before moving forward, I always try to reflect on where I’ve been. This fall we had some pretty amazing athletic teams produce very uncommon results. The credit ultimately goes to God for the gifts he has given us as athletes, but we also want to thank God for the gifts he has given our coaching staff. Our teams were led by coaches who not only focus on the sport, but incorporate valuable life lessons in their teaching. If you have a chance, please thank these coaches for their time and efforts!
Cross Country: SharmanMcAllister and CaraMarion
Flag Football: LarryMarion, RodneyKuhn and RyanOkabayashi
It is amazing the see the glory of God shown in the efforts put forward by the students. Our volleyball team capped off their season finishing 4th in our league of 7 teams. As the season progressed, they became more familiar with one another and the level of play was raised. Our flag football team had a great year, after starting the season 4-0 it came down to the final game against another 4-0 team. In a hard fought game where the score wasn’t determined until the final drive, we scored but were not able to connect for the conversion to tie it up, and lost the battle 20-19. Cross Country continued their hot streak from last year as Hope was able to recapture the league championship and come home with the banner. You can find that banner hanging in our hallway!
As we move forward into the next season we reflect back on the ups and downs and in everything we did, and we learn from it to make ourselves better for the seasons to come. If you did not have a chance to catch an event, please take the time this season. Hope is blessed to have great students, who also happen to be blessed with athletic talent as well!
Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results.
Calendar of Events
Tues. 11/19: 6:30 PM Kindergarten Prospective Parent Night
Fri. 11/22: Deadline to order Christmas Greens
Wed. 11/27: Noon Dismiss / ESC Closes at 3:00 PM – Thanksgiving Holiday
Thur. & Fri. 11/28 & 29: Closed for Thanksgiving Break – ESC Closed
Tues. 12/3: Grades 5-8 Only – Quarter 2 Midterm Reports Sent Home
Fri. 12/6: Free Dress Day
Extended School Care & Sand Dollar Club
Please note that our Extended School Care and Sand Dollar Club will be closing at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, 11/27 and closed Thursday & Friday 11/28 & 11/29 in observance of Thanksgiving. They will both be open before school and up to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, but we will not offer care from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
Hope Honor Roll
Middle school students who achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or higher was recognized last week at Wednesday’s chapel for their achievement in Quarter 1.
At Hope, we have three categories of Honor Roll recognition: Scholastic Merit, which is a GPA of 3.3 to 3.4; Honor Roll, which is a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9; and Principal’s List, which is a 4.0 GPA.
We would like to recognize the following students for their achievements:
Honor Roll: Kylie B., Simon C., Hudson H., Moselle H., Jake H., Spencer H., Luke M.
Principal’s List: Natalie G., Sarah J., Michael L., Troy M., Brendan R., Nicholas S.
Scholastic Merit: Logan P., Quin T.
Honor Roll: Guillermo C., Sofie C., Andrew K., David L., Dea S.
Principal’s List: Gavin D., Callie G., Maddie J., Mikayla M., Hannah M.
Scholastic Merit: Evan H.
Honor Roll: Zahara B., Alex O., Matthew S., Ben W.
Principal’s List: Leo C., Isabella J., Jordan M., Alexander S., Connor W.
Holiday Christmas Greens – Deadline This Friday
There is still time to purchase your Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday greenery! Our deadline to order is this Friday, November 22nd. Order forms are still available through the school office. Pick up for Hope Lutheran School will be on Friday, December 6th in the Lowers from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Questions: Contact Lori Ho at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-852-0959.
Apple Cup Day
In honor of the upcoming Apple Cup game between UW and WSU on November 29, our student council would like to offer the opportunity for students to wear clothing from their favorite college on Wednesday, November 27. This is an optional spirit day and students choosing not to wear college apparel or college colors will need to wear school uniforms. We encourage students to cheer on their favorite college team!
NED Yo Yo’s
We had a great assembly last week. NED combined yo-yos and audience participation to teach students how to develop three valuable characteristics involved in becoming champions at school and in life: Never Give Up – Encourage Others – Do Your Best! Sales will continue this week through Thursday and a NEDZone is available at school at recess times for your student to play.
Holiday Bazaar – Saturday 11/23
SeattleLutheranHigh School would like to extend an invitation to their annual holiday bazaar, located in their gym at 4100 SW Genesee St, Seattle, WA98116 this Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. We hope you can come take a look at the great items that will be offered – jewelry, jams, baked goods, photography, glass, wonderful paper items and much more.