Friday, Oct 13th was the last day of the first quarter grading period. It is hard to believe that we have been in school for approximately two months. It was a busy nine weeks and I am very proud of our staff and students for all of their hard work. As I visit classrooms, I am impressed with the way our teachers challenge and nurture our students at all levels. Learning is hands-on, personal, and appropriately challenging. Here are a few academic highlights during this quarter. Students in the primary center traveled to a pumpkin farm where they learned first-hand about farming and how it is connected to our dinner tables. 6th graders in Mrs. Lee’s science class studied entomology and students created some remarkable six leg projects. Ninth graders in Mrs. Spencer’s English class recently skyped with the author of “Gym Candy”, a book they read earlier this year as a class. They had the opportunity to get his insights on the book and share theirs as well. It is truly special to see students excited about learning and excelling in their work!
I would like to give a huge shout out to Mr. Macy Foster, Mrs. Angie Jacobs, Mr. Jim Johnson, and Mr. J.J. Jacobs for all of their hard work on this year’s KVA Golf Tournament. They worked tirelessly for months to bring in sponsors and golfers for this important event. The Golf Outing was held on October 10 and we had over 100 sponsors and 40 golfers participate. The weather was perfect for most of the day until showers chased everyone inside. The rains, however, did not dampen the spirits of everyone who participated on that day. A good time was had by all. The proceeds of the tournament go to our school’s development fund and we look forward to reporting on this very soon. Thanks to all of our sponsors, golfers, and to Skipper’s Barbecue for catering the event.
Our fall sports teams have had incredible regular seasons and are now gearing up for the state playoffs. The KVA JV Spartans captured the NCISAA championship in volleyball on Saturday here at Kerr-Vance. The varsity team also won their conference championship with a hard fought win over The Oakwood School. We are very proud of both teams! Our JV and varsity tennis teams have also excelled on the court this year against quality competition. Varsity soccer carries a 17-1-2 record into the playoffs and are making noise on the state level. The Cross Country team has also had a successful season and is looking forward to States. The girl’s golf team enjoyed a successful regular season and we are very proud of Becca, Emma, and Mallorie on their accomplishments. I am very proud of the way our student athletes and coaches have represented us both on and off the playing fields. Best of luck in the playoffs!
I hope you will join me on Thursday, November 9 for “Coffee with the Headmaster” before heading to work. This event will be held at 7:45 am in the cafeteria and is a chance to talk informally about our school. I look forward to seeing you there.