A Word From The Head, Rod Gilbert
The Class of 2012
May 1st was “College T-shirt Day” for the seniors at Regents. At the close of the high school chapter in their lives, they were donning their college school colors in anticipation of the future.
In the next three weeks more information will be gained regarding college scholarships and final decisions. We are waiting on some additional information regarding National Merit awards that we will share with you when it is finalized. In the meantime, I want to give you a "sneak peak" as to how some of the students are being recognized by universities.
Approximately 75% of the senior class has currently been offered college scholarships, which totals over $5.3 million. They have been granted 223 College Acceptances from 69 different schools.
Below are some of the prestigious scholarships that have been awarded so far:
- Lauren Martin - Terry Scholar at University of Texas Austin - http://www.terryfoundation.org/index.php
- David Leach - Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science at Trinity University - http://web.trinity.edu/x5874.xml
- Matthew Gore - Belk Scholars at Davidson – http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x27480.xml
- Katie M. Caskey - University of Arizona National Merit Hispanic Scholar Award
- Margaret McCanse - University of Alabama Presidential Scholarship
- David Pruitt - Univerity of Alabama Presidential Scholarship and Capstone Business Leadership Academy Scholarship, and the Faculty Scholars Program in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
- Alexandra Rossi - Souther Methodist University - Golf Scholarship
We have three students continuing athletics:
- Lauren Malachowski - NCAA DIV I - Swimmer at Davidson
- Alexandra Rossi - NCAA DIV I - Golfer at SMU
- Kevin Sawyer - NAIA - Basketball at Rocky Mountain College
We have two performing arts students:
- Lauren Martin - Theater at University of Texas Austin
- Natalie Mays - Cello Performance at Belmont University
We have one student enrolled internationally:
- Adam Rajguru - McGill University
We are so proud of the Class of 2012! After Friday they embark on finals and AP exams, followed by a week of Senior Thesis Presentations. Please pray for these students and their parents as they take the final voyage of their senior year.
All School News
New Parent Directory App is Here
Click on this link to login and download the free app. You can search by name, create a contact to your phone, click on the number to text or dial, and more.
Calling ALL library books back!!! In order to begin inventory, ALL library books need to be in the library by May 11th! Thanks for "digging" for them under beds, your shelves and cars, lockers and desks.
2012 Knight of Arts
Saturday, May 5th – 5:30 – 7:00pm in the Regents gym - celebrating Regents 20th year. Join us for an evening of small bites and music as we honor the arts featuring singer/songwriter Jake Armerding. Tickets online $10 – RegentsSchool.com/KnightofArts
Saturday, May 12th
Please join us in honoring SOR student-athletes in basketball, soccer, swimming, baseball, golf, tennis and track on Saturday, May 12th at 6:00pm in the Regents Gymnasium. Food will begin being served at 5:30pm. Keynote speaker is Matt Carter, Senior Pastor from the Austin Stone Community Church. Tickets are $12 (all attendees need to purchase a ticket) and includes a catered meal. Tickets on sale in the Athletic Office May 1st-4th and May 7th-9th. Attire is business casual. NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER MAY 9th.
Knights Baseball Advances to Regionals
In front of the largest home crowd to see a Regents baseball game, the Knights defeated Bryan St. Joseph 10-3 in the area round of the TAPPS state playoffs. Will McDowell, Spencer Moore and Jason Chapman combined to shut the door on St Joseph offense, with Dawson Gamble and McCade Rice collecting 2 hits each. Rice also had 3 RBIs. Regents will face The Woodlands Christian on Saturday, time and location TBD. Check the website and look for flyers posted around the school on Thursday. Current record is 22-6.
Varsity Girls Golf Team Wins State Championship
The Varsity Girls Golf Team is the TAPPS 3A State Golf Champions! The tournament was held in Killeen on April 23-24. The team consisted of Alex Rossi, Margaret McCanse, Grace Carrier, and Courtney Cope. In addition to the team being the state champions, the girls’ team had two of the top six individual golfers in the state with Margaret McCanse placing sixth and Alex Rossi winning the top medal. Margaret has now placed in the top nine golfers in the state for the last three years and this is Alex’s fourth time as the individual state champion. Congratulations to the Girls Golf Team on their team and individual accomplishments this year!
Varsity Boys Golf Team Places Seventh at State
The Varsity Boys Golf Team came in seventh at the TAPPS 3A State Golf Tournament held in Killeen on April 23-24. The team consisted of David Pruitt, Kevin Sawyer, Alex Wilder, and Cole Claunch. Congratulations to the Boys Golf Team on a great season!
Varsity Girls Tennis Team Places Third at State
The Varsity Girls Tennis Team placed third out of nineteen teams at the TAPPS 3A State Tennis Tournament held in Waco on April 25-26. The team consisted of Jessica Hardey (tied for 5th in singles), Caroline Lane (tied for 9th in singles) and the doubles team of Carly Smyrl and Morgan Wenske (tied for 3rd). Congratulations to the Girls Tennis Team on a great season!
Varsity Boys Tennis Team Places Eleventh at State
The Varsity Boys Tennis Team placed eleventh at the TAPPS 3A State Tennis Tournament held in Waco on April 25-26. The team consisted of Ben Adams (tied for 9th in singles) and the doubles team of Adam Rajguru and Douglas Steinman (tied for 5th). Congratulations to the Boys Tennis Team on a great season!
Spring Dance Show
May 10th - 7:00pm in the Gym
Don't miss the SOL and SOR Dance Girls as they present "Emotions- dancing through life's experiences".
Current 8th Grade Families - High School Sports 101
Wednesday, May 9th
Current 8th grade parents and 8th grade students should make plans to join us on Wed. May 9th from 7:30pm – 8:45pm in the gymnasium. The transition from middle school sports into high school sports is not easy if you’re not prepared. In an entertaining and fun way, join us to learn more about what expectations and commitments are like for kids and parents. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet most of our Varsity Head Coaches in our fall, winter and spring sports. We’ll be giving away some cool Regents gear to those who know their stuff!
JourneySong: A traveler’s Guide to Truth, Goodness, and Beauty
Tuesday, May 8th in the Conference Hall - A musical written by David Angerman and Betsy Dupree
Performances: 5th grade Choir at 5:30 pm - 6th grade Choir at 7:00 pm
PSIA State Competition
Congratulations to the following Regents students who placed in the top six last Saturday at TCU:
Gabriella Aguirre – 2nd place 3rd grade Spelling
Noah Neugebauer – 2nd place in 5th grade Poetry Interpretation
Vanessa Aguirre – 1st place 7th grade Ready Writing
Zach Evans – 6th place 7th/8th grade Poetry Interpretation
Cade Richardson – 5th place in 7th/8th grade Modern Oratory
Summer Co-Curricular Private Lessons
Although we are not offering summer lessons at Regents several of our teachers are able to give lessons elsewhere. Please contact them directly for times and days. Click to view flyer
4-H Club - Last Meeting of the Year
Tuesday, May 8th, 3:30-4:30pm at the Regents Science and Nature Center. Join us to celebrate 2011-2012 and plan for 2012-2013. Thank you to our current officers: Katie Caskey, Miya Castleman, David Leach, Cole Claunch, Emily Feller, Melanie Davis, Lauren Crocker, Martha Dolliver, Rachel Chin and Anna Dolliver.
Congratulations to 2012-2013 Officers: Cole Claunch, Miya Castleman, Claire Hugman, Heather Hugman, Lauren Olivia Smith, John Gabriel Peyton, Morgan Metcalf, Sarah Lavallee, Travis Lavallee and Rachel Chin.
RPC Volunteer Thank You Coffee
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 16th at 8:00am and join us for a morning of fellowship as we honor YOU—our most beloved volunteers. EVERYONE is welcome to join us as we celebrate being a Regents’ volunteer.
We will also be welcoming in the new RPC leadership for 2012-2013: Staci Holstine and the incoming Chair-Elect (surprise!).
2012-13 Interest Indicator
Please prayerfully consider how you will invest your time in our school next year, check all areas of interest, and submit your form electronically www.regentsschool.com/rpcinterestindicator by May 18th.
This interest indicator will be an important resource for faculty and RPC committee chairs as they plan for next year.
RPC Inventory Closet
The end of the year is upon us, and we are wanting to collect any items that have been borrowed from the Closet in order to do a year-end inventory. Please make sure you have returned any items you may have used this year to the Closet asap.
Students and teachers alike greet May with a sense of anticipation. Of course, the end of the school year is coming soon but at the garden we anticipate harvest day. We are spending some of our time reviewing the science lessons we’ve had this year and we are enjoying all of the activity that occurs in nature in the spring. Kindergarteners have been counting wildflowers (top count-48 different species).
First graders went on a frog hunt. Second graders are reviewing PARTS of the PLANT- DAH, DAH, DAAHHH! (Ask a 2nd grader).Third graders push to finish rock collections and the fourth graders have been beautifying the pond area. Soon we will harvest potatoes, onions, and garlic and green beans.
Service day is this Saturday 9:00-12:00 noon. Questions/comments- email@example.com
Monday, May 7th - join us for Mom's Prayer in Squires Hall at 8:00am. Our attribute will be Attitude, and the verse will be Ephesians 4:22-24. All moms are welcome as we pray over our community. Please email Tracie Dickey at firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific prayer requests you may have.
We will meet on Friday, May 10th, from 8:00 - 8:30am in the Library to pray. All dads welcome. We have a dads Bible study every Friday at 7:30am in the Library and will continue to have Dad's Prayer every other Friday at 8:00am.
For questions, contact Ron Wood at 899-8095 or Paul Gouge at 426-7786.
The RPC would like to thank Jill Adams and Dawn Black for serving as the Prom Co-Chairs this year. It was a tremendous party, and we appreciate the help you gave to the Student Council and SOR students as they planned for this fun event!
Shop The Armory
Only two Tuesdays left to shop at the Armory on Campus. Our last Tuesday is May 8th. You can shop online through May 31st. Make sure you have all the Regents gear you need to make it through the summer! Come see our NEW NIKE CAP and SHORTS.
May 2012 Events -
- May 11th – All Library books should be turned in
- May 14th – 6th Grade Matriculation, 10:30am in the Main Gym, during SOL Chapel
- May 21st – All Grammar School Ephesians Chapel, 8:30am in the Main Gym
May 24th – Last Day of School, Early Dismissal
School of Logic
Rising 8th grade students will choose their electives on line on Tuesday, May 15th. Information about electives will be sent home on Monday, May 7th.
We are having fun on our trips! The 8th graders will return around 2pm on Thursday, May 3rd and the 7th graders will return later that same day somewhere between 5-6pm.
Congratulations to the SOL Band & Orchestra who both received Superior ratings and Best-in-Class awards for their performances at their Sound Waves music competition last Saturday in New Braunfels. Fantastic work Mr. Archer, Dr. Trittin, band and orchestra!
School of Rhetoric
May 4th Rumor
There is a rumor going around that there is no school for SOR on May 4th. UNTRUE! Only Logic is off that Friday because they will get in on Thursday from their class trips.
May 2012 – Mark Your Calendar
- May 7th – 11th - Senior finals
- May 14th – 18th - Senior Thesis week
- May 21st – 24th - SOR finals
- May 24th – Senior Chapel/ awards Assembly – 10:30am
- May 24th – Jr/ Sr graduation practice – 1:30pm
- May 25th –Baccalaureate at Bethany Lutheran Church 7:30pm
- May 26th – Commencement – Regents gym – 10:30am
College Talk with Pat Nehme
- Exploring College Options (Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford) - Tuesday, May 8th, 7:30pm, at Sheraton Austin at the Capitol, 701 E. 11th St, Austin, www.exploringcollegeoptions.org
Colorado College, Whitman College, Oberlin College and Occidental College COMING TO YOU - Tuesday, May 15th, 6:30 pm registration, 7:00-9:00pm. Information Program
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center – 300 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701 - to registered - http://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/introduceyourself/comingtoyou/