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News from Corbet Clark, Interim Head of Upper School

As we prepare for the final week of school, we also celebrate our Spring sports championships - Boys’ and Girls’ State Tennis, as well, most recently as Boys’ State Lacrosse. Plus a first-ever state second place finish for Girls’ Lacrosse. The crowds of supporters at both Lacrosse championship games were very affirming of the school’s athletic program. Congratulations to teams and coaches.

Graduation this year is back at our traditional site, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral at 19th and Everett in Northwest. In addition to the graduating seniors, all juniors are asked to attend the commencement ceremony the evening of Friday, June 16, to begin preparing for their graduation in June of 2018. (Ninth and tenth grade students are invited but not expected to attend graduation and need to RSVP with their Head Class Advisor.)

Seniors have a series of final events, beginning with the Senior Alumni Induction celebration this Friday, June 9th, at 3:15. (Earlier that day they have a mandatory class meeting and pack check from 11:15 am-12:30 pm and college transition program at 1 pm.) The rafting trip runs from Sunday to Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are also busy with events, including: Thursday, June 15, a group picture  at OES (seniors need to arrive by 8:45 am) followed by graduation practice at Trinity, the Senior Farewell at 4:30 and the Senior Family dinner at 5:30. Be sure to check the calendar for the full schedule of final events.

For non-seniors, the final two weeks of school are also busy.  A couple of important things for parents of non-seniors:

  • Final assessments begin Monday, June 12, and go through Thursday, June 15. Final assessments begin at 9 am each of these days. Do note that Thursday, June 15 is a half-day of school with the last assessment ending at 11 am.
  • With your signed permission, students may leave campus for lunch during final assessments.  Permission forms are available for students to pick up in the US Office.

The last day of school, Friday, June 16, is a full day of school for all students (9th-12th), beginning at 9 am and going until 3 pm.  Students will wrap up the year in class meetings and advisory, clean out and sign up for lockers, and attend the Awards Assembly at 1 pm.

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