News Flash – September 7, 2017

2017 Yearbook
The 2017 yearbook is finally finished and ready to begin your customization. TreeRing yearbooks offer each customer two pages on which they can add personalized photos. Follow the link included to create an account or log in to your existing account. Your custom pages and payment for the yearbook must be completed by Friday, September 8, 2017, to receive them with the rest of the student body. The 2016-2017 (last year’s) yearbook will cost $27.00 and includes free shipping. Please contact Mr. Hucks if you have any questions.

This year, we are pleased to partner with Southern Addiction in Waverly Hall for our archery training. The practices will be on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:00, beginning September 19, 2017. The cost of the class will be the same as last year which is $20.00 per month. You will pay Southern Addiction directly. Although this class is not required to be on our team, it is highly recommended. We will also have classes at the school during P.E. (2:00-3:00) on certain days. We will provide practice arrows, but are requesting that our students purchase their own competition arrows (5 plus a few spare). Archery parents, we could really use your help this year. We need a few parents willing to volunteer to help sponsor our team, design/order team t-shirts, and setup equipment. If you can help, please see Mr. Hucks.

Cross Country
Our cross country season has begun. There is a meet scheduled for September 16 at Covenant Christian in Cumming, Ga. and a meet scheduled for September 30 at Maranatha in Oakwood, Ga. Registration for both meets is at 8:30. The state finals will be held on October 14, at People’s Baptist in McDonough, Ga. Your child will need to compete in both of these meets in order to qualify to compete in the state finals. The cost to compete in cross-country this year will be $30 per runner to cover state association fees and entry fees for each event. Please see Mr. Cook for more information

Parent Portal
You should be able to login to the parent portal. You will be prompted to change your password. There are two ways to access the website: 1) go to and click on the parent portal icon at the bottom of the home page; 2) go to and enter the login information below. Your username and password will be sent under a separate email. Over the next few weeks, you will begin to see additional features and information added to the portal. For quick access to your child’s academic progress, go to your app store and download the Headmaster app by ACS technologies.

Parenting Corner
When parents boast about their children with other people, what do most say first? Is it how nice they are to strangers? Or how much volunteering they did last year? Usually not. More often, they talk about their good grades in school, or the prestigious college they went to, or the much sought-after summer internship they landed. But this is backwards. Joseph Telushkin suggests that acts of kindness their children do are what parents should talk about with others, and what they should really praise their kids for. Please take time to watch this informative video.