High School End of Semester Activities and Reminders

December 2, 2019 Upper School News

Dear Ben Lippen Parents and Students,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break that was full of rest and time with family.  It is hard to believe that now that we are back from Thanksgiving Break we only have 3 weeks left in this semester, a little over 2 weeks of classes and then exam days.  As we are approaching the end of the semester I wanted to make you all aware of several exciting events:

1. Our guys’ basketball teams are hosting a team from Australia this Friday. Since they are coming from so far away and traveling with no fan base, we have made it possible to play the varsity basketball game at the end of the school day and allow all of our students to attend the game. This will give the Australian team a chance to experience American high school basketball. We will still run all of our classes, just on a condensed schedule (see bell schedule linked to below). The game will be played from 1:50 -3:15. The JV game will be played after the school day has been completed.

2. Our Fine Arts Department has several Christmas performances coming up. Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 3) at our St. Andrews Road campus will be the Guitar and Art Show, starting at 6:30 PM with the Art Show and 7 PM with the Guitar Recital.  Then on Thursday, December 12, our band and choir will be putting on their performance at the St. Andrews Road campus starting at 7 PM.

3. The high school Christmas Social is on Saturday, December 14, from 7-10 PM at 901 Brookwood Dr., close to Williams Brice Stadium and the fairgrounds. The HS Christmas Social is a semi-formal dance for all high school students who wish to attend. Hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served. Tickets can be purchased throughout this week during the students’ lunchtime.  Tickets are $22 per person.

4. Finally, high school exams will take place the last 3 days of the semester (December 18-20).  Those days are ½ days for high school students, with exams going from 8:15 – 11:45 AM each day.  Students may dress in jeans and spirit wear for exams, campus wear is not required.  The exam schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, December 18:

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. English

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Science

Thursday, December 19:

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Math

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. History

Friday, December 20:

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. World Languages

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Bible

As we approach the end of the semester, I am excited for the variety of activities available.  I hope to see many of you at the recitals, programs, and Christmas Social.  If you have any questions about the upcoming events please do not hesitate to call the high school office at 803-807-4141.  Go Falcons!

In Him,

Max Russell
High School Principal