Eagle Country News


Join us for Moonlight Memories...

posted Oct 25, 2012, 6:50 AM by Laura Jo Mogren

All Saints’ Episcopal School
Friday November 2, 2012 at 6:30 PM
in the Dean Coffman Activity Center

Fall Ball tickets are $100 per individual and $175 per couple. Ticket costs are deductible as allowed by law. All proceeds go directly to All Saints' Episcopal School. Please encourage family, friends, and community acquaintances to attend. The evening's program will also include a tribute to the Fishman Family for their tremendous contributions to All Saints, to Morristown and to the entire Lakeway Area.

For more information or to reserve tickets for a truly spectacular evening with old and new friends alike, please contact either Renee Siddiqi (423-277-6972) or Anne Sheedlo (423-277-0544). If you and your partner crave an adult night out, this is the event for you. It has all the fun you could want including dinner, dancing, and an auction!

Save the Date, Bring a Friend!

posted Oct 9, 2012, 8:21 AM by Laura Jo Mogren   [ updated Oct 9, 2012, 11:54 AM ]

You’re Invited! 

All Saints’ Episcopal School presents an afternoon Showcase open to the public! 

Date: Sunday, October 21

Time: 2 PM – 4 PM
Place: All Saints’ Episcopal School
          3275 Maple Valley Road 
          Morristown, TN 37813 

Concerts & performances! 
Student work on display! 
Classrooms tours! 
Fantastic artwork! 
Demonstrations of all kinds! 
Alumni & faculty basketball games! 
Historical Performance Art! 
Refreshments! 

Bring your child, bring a friend and come see what All Saints has to offer. Whether you are an alum, part of the school community, or curious about educational opportunities, we know you will delight in our students' accomplishments.

We look forward to seeing you!

For more information, please contact Geoffrey Campbell: gcampbell@allsaintsepiscopalschool.org (423) 586-3280.

All Students Contribute to Angels for Hope Foundation

posted Oct 2, 2012, 11:07 AM by Laura Jo Mogren   [ updated Oct 2, 2012, 11:07 AM ]

Our students have been working hard this week and last creating crayon designs on fabric squares (muslins) as part of a UT project in which all the students at All Saints are participating. 

The students' art work will be sewn onto pillowcases by the organization, "Angels of Hope". These beautiful pillowcases will then become part of gift baskets given to cancer patients in the Morristown and Knoxville areas. 

The muslins were presented to Dr. Susan Huntsinger, the program's founder, today at noon, at the school.

Early Learning Center Gets Top Marks!

posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:41 AM by Laura Jo Mogren

The ELC had its unannounced visit from the state of Tennessee on Wednesday. 
The following is an excerpt from the evaluator's written comments:

"This program provides an exceptional nurturing/learning environment for all ages served. Excellent supervision."

Congratulations to our hard-working and dedicated ELC faculty and staff!

ASES Alumni Shine at MHHS West

posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:32 AM by Laura Jo Mogren

Results are in from the 2011-2012 Senior Advanced Placement Tests...and All Saints' alumni shone! They comprised 17% of all AP Scholars at West High School.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. 

The Morristown Hamblen High School West website recently noted: "The faculty and staff of Morristown West High School are proud of this accomplishment in light of the fact that in seven years we have moved from 4 AP class offerings to 21 AP class offerings and have gone from no AP Scholars to 48 AP Scholars. This would not have been possible without the support and the encouragement of the board of education and the hard work and dedication of the teachers of West High School."

We are so proud of our ASES alumni who have gone on to achieve such success in high school!

Morristown: A Study

posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:07 AM by Laura Jo Mogren

The First and Second grades visited The Crockett Tavern Museum and The Citizen Tribune on Friday. Part of their communities study, the two grades spent the day exploring and learning more about the history and people of their hometown.


A Textbook Example

posted Sep 10, 2012, 8:18 AM by Laura Jo Mogren

Below is an excerpt from our Headmaster's latest education article for the 
Jefferson County Post:

"Textbooks come under attack from time to time. Maybe the argument is that they are not "primary sources" or they are out of date. Some schools toss them out for a few years, only to return to them later on. They must have value, right? What is it? Whether an ebook or print, textbooks are quite important for reasons you might not suspect. The real reason that we have textbooks is not to provide a curriculum for a course or a lesson plan for the teacher. The real reason that we have textbooks is to teach students how to read with understanding. Reading is a fundamental skill for scholarship and, indeed, for life." 

To read the piece in it's entirety please go to the Jefferson County Post.

Apple Week at the ELC!

posted Sep 10, 2012, 8:14 AM by Laura Jo Mogren

Early Learning Center News

Apples, apples and more apples! Red apples, green apples, yellow apples, wormy apples! Big apples, little apples, apples on branches! The outside of apples, the inside of apples! The smells of cooking apples, the feel of mashing, squeezing apples, the taste of sour apples, the taste of sweet apples!

All week students participated in activities exploring apples with their five senses. The 2's had the opportunity to make apple prints, the 3's painted apple pictures with "cinnamon paint", and the 4's experimented with putting lemon juice on apple slices.

On Friday morning the 3's sat at their tables intently dicing fresh apples with plastic knives. The children's dedication to this activity of making cinnamon applesauce was remarkable.

Friends of Hospice Open House

posted Aug 29, 2012, 10:38 AM by Laura Jo Mogren   [ updated Aug 30, 2012, 6:24 AM ]

You are cordially invited to our “Community Walk-Through” 
Please come see our new home and learn more about how Serenity House will plan to provide a resource for hospice patients in need of an alternative for end of life care. 



WHEN: Monday – Friday August 27 – August 31
           11 am – 2 pm and 4 pm – 7 pm 

WHERE: FOH Serenity House
             1052 Kennedy Circle, Morristown TN (Corner of Lincoln Avenue and Kennedy Circle, Next door to Stepping Out)       

Welcome Back!

posted Aug 13, 2012, 10:36 AM by Laura Jo Mogren

It's the 45th start to a new school year at All Saints' Episcopal School!

The Summer Camp, under the able direction of Tina Johnson, had a marvelous season including a very successful second year of the quickly-becoming-famous Mini Mesters. Mrs. Haggard offeredengaging academic enrichment to a number of enthusiastic ELC graduates.

Nikki Wills and Shelley Campbell have been busy answering admission questions, and enrollment looks strong for an August 13th start. Mrs. Campbell worked with the ELC to fine tune the academic program, organize in-service programs and meet with parents. Besides managing the registration of new and returning students, Ms. Wills has collected, placed, processed and marshaled all of the teacher orders, served the campers, and completed the 117 other tasks that allow the school to start sparking and humming for the new year.

In addition, Nikki has welcomed Laura Jo Mogren ('91) to the front office full-time. She is pictured here while a student at the Boxmoor Campus. Please stop by and give her a warm All Saints welcome.

Dale Seal and his minions of maintenance stripped and waxed and polished, cut, weeded, mulched, and otherwise prepared the campus for the new year -the place shines - including the newly sealed and striped parking lot.

God's Bounty, our beloved garden, was well nurtured by Susie Justice, Patsy Gosnall and Jim Hodge. 
On one occasion or another, various volunteers, hauled hoses, broke beans, and picked blueberries. Our garden blessed us with 127 quarts of canned beans, one bushel to donate to MATS and one bushel to donate to Daily Bread. The canned quarts will be sold for $7.50 each. Pleasesee Patsy, Susie, or Jim if you are interested in purchasing some canned beans. Your support for this project has been tremendous and is greatly appreciated!

Charlotte Holland closed the books out for last year and opened another, set up billing accounts, updated databases and handbooks, and provided all of the necessary information to our auditors for our annual independent audit. Not bound by routine Charlotte has redesigned her office, explored ways to improve efficiency and and tweaked several systems.

In the Development office we have been busy creating ads and billboards, meeting with campaign committee members, making manuals, and planning for the the year. Chief among our activities has been the preparation of the 2011-2012 Annual Report. The report will offer a thorough review of the past school year, both academically, and financially.

Dr. Selby has overseen all of the preparation helping to ensure that our teachers and students are ready to go on August 13. His summertime reading, thinking and writing has provided the intellectual infrastructure necessary to finding the right balance between thinking and doing.

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