February 13, 2014
Welcome to this week's Little Hoot. As always, for a more comprehensive listing of school activities, go to the school calendar. For sports, please see the athletics calendar. For an archive of previous Little Hoots, go to www.thecountryschool.org/littlehoot.
This Week's News
| || | More Great Recitations this Week; MacLane Finals Postponed
The Country School enjoyed some more wonderful poetry recitations this week. Unfortunately, the long-anticipated MacLane Finals, originally scheduled for February 14, had to be postponed one week due to weather. The finals will now take place on February 21.
| || | Here's To You, Oklahoma: Oklahoma, OK!
Be sure to join us on February 22 at 7 p.m. and/or February 23 at 2 p.m. for this year's Middle School musical - Oklahoma! The Country School performed Oklahoma in 2007, and it was so much more than OK.
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Ten Country School Students Head to Southern Regionals
It's been a busy couple of weeks for Middle School students. In addition to the poetry recitation, basketball games, preparation for Oklahoma, the Math Counts competition, and preparing for the Science Olympiad, 10 Middle School students will soon participate in the Southern Regional Music Festival.
| || | Known for Her Passion and Perseverance: Meet this week's Student of the Week
An accomplished horseback rider and student-athlete at The Country School, 8th Grader Susu M. says she loves that "TCS challenges students inside the classroom and out."
| || | BINGO Night is Back - and this time it has a new twist!
Join us on February 27 for this year's BINGO Night. Always a family favorite, BINGO 2014 has a new element: BINGO for Books! Brought to us by the PTA, BINGO Night gets underway at 5:30 p.mRead more
| || | Inspired by Her Teacher – A Note from an Alumna
We recently heard from a member of the Class of 1968 who found us through The Country School website. We thank Robin Jackson '68 for reaching out and allowing us to share her words about Tom West, former TCS teacher and Headmaster.
| || | Alumnus Shows Paintings at Yale
When Antone Konst '02 sent out invitations to Condensed Matter
, Yale School of Art's 2014 Painting M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, one of the invitations he sent was to his former Country School art teacher, David Acheson.Read more
RJ Julia and TCS - Jennifer Senior on February 26
Join us at RJ Julia on February 26, 7 p.m. for the first in the Country School/RJ Julia Parenting Speaker Series. Jennifer Senior, the author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, has been all over the news recently - from The New York Times to NPR. Visit The Country School Facebook page for links to articles and videos about her new book. Click here for a form to pre-order All Joy and No Fun.
Reminder about Conference Day Enrichment
Registration is open for Conference Day enrichment on February 28. Please see Enrichment Coordinator Kristen Gunther if you have questions. You may find all the relevant information at www.thecountryschool.org/enrichment.
BINGO for Books - February 27
Benefit Concert - February 28
Vista Visitors Performance
Vista visitors joined us at The Country School to participate in IDEA Day (click here.) Members of the Vista Arts Center will perform Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on February 28, March 1, and March 2. Click here for information.
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for News About and Photos of:
TCS at the State Indoor Track Meet
Third Grade Mom's Tea
Kindergarten's Eric Carle and Community Exploration
A Reading Buddies Design Challenges
More Oklahoma - Then and Now
Where in the World Are These Ducks? - a Kindergarten project
Learning to Think Outside the Box
And more ...
This Week's Throwback Thursday
A newspaper clipping from a MacLane Poetry Recitation of yore (1969, we think)
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