The Cavalier October 2010 A Parent/Student Newsletter keeping you in touch with Archbishop Spalding High School Greetings from the President’s Office Archbishop Spalding There are times in life when we are confronted by difficult decisions. For most of us, we make a thousand decisions each day. Some decisions revolve around work while High School others are dictated by family needs. With each decision, there are consequences: some good and some bad. 8080 New Cut Road~ Severn, MD 21144 Phone: (410) 969-9105 Fax: (410) 969-1026 During the summer in while visiting my son, I realized sometimes decisions are made that are really about life and death. On this particular night, my son was working in the cardiac unit during his second year of residency. The day had been fairly calm until a father was brought to the hospital with chest pains. After a series of tests, it was determined that the father needed surgery. The father thought about the surgery and became very frightened. His family spoke with a team of doctors and understood the need for the surgery. Plans were taken for the surgery. ADMINISTRATION A few minutes later, the man decided he did not want the surgery and he wanted to go President home. The doctors tried to convince the man to have the surgery. Against their orders, Dr. Michael E. Murphy the man signed himself out of the hospital. Principal Mrs. Kathleen K. Mahar Twenty-four hours later, the man was rushed back to the hospital. The doctors quickly Assistant Principal, Academic Affairs realized that surgery was needed immediately. They prepared him for surgery but Mr. Lewis R. Van Wambeke unfortunately the damage to the man’s heart was too severe. The team of doctors Assistant Principal, Student Affairs worked for an hour to save his life but were unable to save him. Mr. William M. Weber Assistant Principal, Student Affairs When my son went to inform the family, there were fifteen family members in the Ms. Kaycie S. Bowen waiting room. The next few minutes were filled with tears that quickly changed into CFO / Business Manager anger. The family wanted to know every detail and why this had happened. The blame Mr. John C. Coppola, ‘95 was placed on the doctors for not performing a miracle. There was no recognition that Director of Athletics the decision to leave the hospital the previous day had in any way impacted the final Mr. Lee R. Dove outcome. Director of Annual Giving Mrs. Katy A. Caruso For my son, there was a great sense of frustration. He knew that the man would most Director of Alumni & Media Relations likely still be alive if he had not left the hospital. He was also frustrated by his inability Ms. Kristen A. Koehler to save the life of a man whose family deeply loved him. No matter how many times he Director of Admissions reviewed the case, there were no other things that could have been done. Mr. Thomas E. Miller Editor, Director of the President During my years as an administrator, I have made decisions that have often kept me up Mrs. Heide C. Cornet-Hostelley, ‘97 at night. With each decision comes the realization that someone’s life is being affected. As parents, we make decisions for our young children regarding what they will eat, wear, and watch on television. With each decision, we believe we are doing the right IN THIS ISSUE... thing. Our sole goal is to help our children grow into intelligent faith filled adults. Greetings from the President 1 Principal’s Desk / Finance Office 2 Unfortunately, we cannot prevent our children from experiencing the bumps and bruises Academic Affairs/President Continued 3 that accompany life as teenager. What we can do is teach them by our example. Things Student Affairs 4 that we do and the things we say do not go unnoticed by our children. They learn from Admissions/Theatre/SHS/Attendance 5 Athletics/Guidance 6 us and at some point become slightly altered copies of us. Campus Ministry 7 LMC/Engineering Design/Cavalier Open 8 Continued on Page 3. Parents’ Assoc./Support Group 9 Yearbook/Cav Shop/Turkey Trot/Cav Club 10 Bingo/Broadway/Athletic Hall of Fame 11 Fall Fest Flyer! 12 Spalding Spring Sensation ~ African Safari! 13 Engaging Faith & Learning 1 The Cavalier • October 2010 Principal’s Desk ~ Mrs. Kathy Mahar I am pleased to share the 2009-2010 SAT results. Spalding’s mean scores remain higher than the local, state, and national scores which tended to remain the same or decrease. As part of continuous school improvement, the English and Math departments especially, analyze this data. Curriculum and instruction are subsequently reviewed to ensure students are engaged in learning that develops and enriches related skills. SAT Scores 2009-2010 Reading Math Writing Archbishop Spalding 551 553 555 +/- 2008-2009 549 559 553 +2 -6 +2 A.A. County 501 519 488 +/- ASHS +50 +34 +67 State/MD 501 506 495 +/- ASHS +50 +47 +60 National 501 516 492 +/-ASHS +50 +37 +63 From the Finance Office TUITION PAID FROM YOUR ACCOUNT TUITION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (TMS) Please note that the last digit of your student’s TMS account OUTSTANDING LATE FEES number will change every year. For example: if the account TMS applies payment toward all late fee(s) and returned payment number is 801801801-01 for last year, then this year the account charge(s) first. Then the balance of the payment is applied to the number will be 801801801-02. If you do not change your account tuition. What this means is that your student’s account will be number, the tuition payment will be applied to last year’s account. delinquent if the fee(s) are not included in the tuition payment(s). To simplify the process for families, all credit card transactions TUITION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (TMS) processed through our convenience fee program will be charged a INFORMATION www.afford.com flat 2.99% of the payment amount. Effective Date: April 2010 Phone: 1-800-772-4867 Reinstatement Fee Mailing address with payment stub: Will increase from $25 to $30 Tuition Management Systems Effective Date: Accounts initiated (enrolled or re-enrolled) after P.O. Box 94634 February 1, 2010* Cleveland, OH 44101 Mailing address without payment stub: Returned Payment Fee Tuition Management Systems Will increase from $25 to $30 P.O. Box 842722 Effective Date: Accounts initiated (enrolled or re-enrolled) after Boston, MA 02284-2722 February 1, 2010* If you have any questions regarding tuition billing please contact In addition, we are increasing our standard Late/Service Fee Mrs. Jenna Horton at email@example.com or 410- amount from $30 to $40. 969-9105 ext. 226. 2 Engaging Faith & Learning The Cavalier • October 2010 Academic Affairs ~ Mr. Lewis Van Wambeke Ebb and Flow to the Academic Year Thinking College Each year I see a certain ebb and flow to the academic cycle. In Newsweek’s Kaplan College Guide article entitled The Search Students typically do well in the first quarter but some begin to for Authenticity author Bruce Poch, Dean of Admissions at Pomona struggle in the second quarter as newer material is presented. This College in Claremont California, described the admissions process translates into a need for more study time. Students can also see as matchmaking. College admissions counselors are looking for their teachers for help – even five minutes can make a difference “credibility” and “genuineness.” Therefore, it is important for in their understanding. students to visit campuses, talk to college students, and search for the college that fits them. Of course, this includes having the October 21, 2010 marks the end of the first marking period. If your necessary qualifications. I encourage all students, even freshmen, child is experiencing academic difficulties contact the teacher first, to think about what colleges they might want to attend. then the department chairperson. This communication protocol has been successful and often a parent-teacher conversation will answer most or all questions. Learning Tips: From the President Continued For some reason, people tend to retain ineffective ideas when it As we enjoy the beauty of fall, I hope that we all take the time to comes to academics and studying. A recent article in The New talk with our children about why we make the decisions that affect York Times entitled “Forget What You Know About Good Study their lives. We need to set boundaries but also make sure that there Habits” by Benedict Carey details effective strategies to aid is an understanding of the reasons behind the decisions. For the learning. I suggest parents and students read the entire article but father who lost his life because of a fatal heart attack, he never had here are some highlights that will help students improve retention: the time realize the impact his decision to leave the hospital. • Studying in different locations seems to enhance We have time to make our children understand. I pray that God memory of material. grants us the wisdom and strength to make the right decisions and • Varying related content while studying helps retention help out children live long and healthy lives. – the idea here is to vary the type of material within a subject. For instance, completing math problems that are mixed rather than the same type of problem. • Frequent assessments (tests) followed by feedback – practice tests and quizzes not only test learning but appear to drastically help long-term retention. The more challenging the learning the better. • Space studying out over time to help long-term retention. Peer Tutoring – Students Helping Students Students Helping Students (SHS) is a free tutoring service led by National Honor Society and National Honor Foreign Language Society. Members of both groups will offer one-on-one tutoring in most subject areas on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 am to 7:40 am in Room 114. Students can also see Mrs. O’Kieffe, Resource Coordinator, in room 114 to schedule a subject specific tutor during lunch periods. Please contact Mrs. Tara O’Kieffe (x279) or Mrs. Cathy Klase-Markey (x318) if you have questions. Engaging Faith & Learning 3 The Cavalier • October 2010 Student Affairs ~ Mr. William M. Weber We have had a positive start to the 2010-2011 school year. I am still Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 7:30pm until 10:30pm. This is amazed at how well Spalding students behave in certain situations. just a reminder that on Wednesday of Spirit Week, 10th and 11th As a school we take pride in the positive behavior our students grade students will be taking the PSAT’s and will be finished at display on a daily basis. Year after year we have new students 11:00 am. Also, 9th and 12th grade students will not have classes on step-up into the role of positive leader. I cannot remember when Wednesday, October 13th. It should be a fun-filled week for all!!! we have had so many students fill this role. This is an incredible Senior class and they are willing to lead by example. We are so Some important future events to mark on your calendar: blessed to be working with such fine young men and women. Thank you to the parents for allowing us to work with your children. October 1 Cavalier Open Golf Tournament October 7 Senior Portraits Make-up Day during Just a reminder that when your son/daughter is sick or not coming 8:00 am -3:00 pm (Auditorium) to school, please remember to call the Attendance Coordinator, October 11 Spirit Week, Theme Day, TBA Mrs. Rose Trumpler ext. 239, before school. Also, remember to October 12 Spirit Week, Class Skits, Decade Day; follow up your phone call with a written note for our files. We Everything you wanted to know about thank you for your due diligence with this matter. Teenagers, but were afraid to ask 7:00 pm; Separated/Divorce Group 7:00 pm Three or four years ago the students and the parents formed October 13 PSAT’s 10th & 11th Grades, 11:00 am Student a committee to discuss the dance policy at our school. What Dismissal; 9th & 12th No Classes transpired was great and a new policy was formed. Yes, we are October 14 Spirit Week, Class Color Day, Powder-Puff a Catholic School and we straddle the fence of being the dance Games police and giving the students a social outlet. The following policy October 15 Spirit Day, Pep Rally; Early Dismissal is what we follow at Archbishop Spalding: 11:30am; Homecoming Football Game vs. Boys Latin 7:00 pm; • Students must arrive at the dance within the first hour. Athletic Hall of Fame During Half Time • Students leaving the school dance more than a half an hour October 16 Homecoming Dance 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm earlier than the end of the dance must notify a chaperone and October 19 Picture Make-up Day 9th – 11th Grades have parent/guardian permission to leave the dance early. (Lunch Periods) • Students may bring no more than one guest. October 20 Seniors Order Cap & Gown – During • Students must register their guest before purchasing the ticket Community Homeroom and check their guest in at the door. October 21 College Fair 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (New Gym) & • Students are responsible for their guest’s behavior at all times. First Quarter Ends • Students and their guests are expected to exhibit appropriate October 22 Faculty/ Staff Retreat – No School Students and respectful behavior at all times. October 25 Second Quarter Begins & Seniors Ordering • Students and their guests, who fail to comply with this Extra Announcements A-L (Every Senior expectation, including dancing inappropriately, may be Receives 25 Already) asked to leave. October 26 Seniors Ordering Extra Announcements M-Z • The student’s parent/guardian will be notified and the student (Every Senior Receives 25 Already) may lose future dance privileges. October 31 Open House 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm November 1 All Saints Day, School Closed We also ask that you continue to check up on your son or daughter even after the dance. Please do not hesitate to call another student’s parent just to double check stories. Spirit week is approaching and we are gearing up for Homecoming. There are several other exciting events taking place during this week as well. The Powder Puff football game will take place during the afternoon school hours on Thursday, October 14, 2010. Friday, October 15, 2010 will be our Homecoming football game versus Boys Latin at 7:00 pm and there will be an early dismissal at 11:30 am. The week will end with the Homecoming dance on 4 Engaging Faith & Learning The Cavalier • October 2010 Admissions ~ Mr. Thomas Miller The Admissions Office is accepting applications to the Class of http://sss.nais.org ), and Academic Recommendation forms*. 2015 as well as scheduling “shadow” visits for prospective applicants. Applications are completed electronically via our *Academic Recommendation forms are not required of students website under the Application Process tab. Parents/guardians of of elementary/middle schools of the Archdiocese of Baltimore students wishing to schedule a visit should submit the Shadow as the information is included in the Archdiocese of Baltimore Visit Registration Form found on the web site under the Shadow Catholic High School Information Form. Days tab. Please check the Admissions Calendar for available dates. Parents/guardians may also contact the Admissions Office by phone (410) 969-9105 ext 232 to schedule visits. Spalding Theatre Presents: Current students who wish to host guests must submit a Student Our Town Ambassador Application to the Admissions Office. OPEN HOUSE On Sunday, October 31, 2010 we will hold our annual Open By: Thornton Wilder House. Presentations and tours will begin at 12:00 noon, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, and 2:00 p.m. We rely on students, parents and alumni (of all ages) to assist with this very important day. Please Friday, November 12th at 7:00pm consider joining us in presenting our school to the community. Saturday, November 13th at 7:00 pm If you are willing to help, please send us an email millert@ Sunday, November 14th 2:00pm archbishopspalding.org or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tickets are $10 at the door call the Admissions Office. Students can sign-up in the Admissions Office. Thank you in advance for your continuing commitment to Archbishop Spalding High School. Students Helping Students ADMISSIONS/PLACEMENT TEST (HSPT) Students Helping Students (SHS) – SHS has begun! Come get Admissions/placement testing for applicants to the class of 2015 help, review for upcoming tests and get organized! National takes place at Archbishop Spalding on Saturday, December 4th, Honor Society students are available to provide tutoring 2010. Registration takes place from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. followed by in various academic subjects. Students can also learn new three hours of testing. A $30.00 processing fee is payable by cash or strategies for studying, organization, and test taking. SHS is check (students do not pre-register unless special accommodations offered BEFORE school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room are being requested). Other schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore 114. will be offering the test the following Saturday, December 11th. Visit www.archbalt.org for a list of alternate locations. Please contact Tara O’Kieffe, Resource Coordinator, at ext. 279 or at email@example.com for more information. Students of elementary/middle schools in the Archdiocese of Washington test in their school and indicate Archbishop Spalding High School as a school to receive results. Parents of students in those schools must contact the Admissions Office to indicate where Spalding ranks on their list of preferred schools. Attendance When a student is absent, a parent/guardian must notify the DEADLINE attendance coordinator at extension 239 by 9:00 am. Students January 7, 2011 is the deadline for applications to the class of 2015. must present a written note from a parent/guardian to the By this date all application materials must have been submitted Attendance Coordinator on the day they return. The note including: Application for Admission, responses to the Applicant must contain the date(s) and reason for the absence. Notes Questionnaire, transcripts for grades 6 through the first marking may also be faxed to 410-969-1026. A physician’s certificate period of grade 8, Music and Leadership Scholarship applications, is required for prolonged absences. For any questions or to applications for need-based financial assistance (submitted via contact the Attendance Coordinator, Mrs. Trumpler, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Engaging Faith & Learning 5 The Cavalier • October 2010 Athletics ~ Mr. Lee R. Dove Guidance ~ Mrs. Cheryl S. Ventura New School Year Begins With Many Firsts October 13 PSAT Testing for grades 10 and 11 Not yet a month in to the new school year and already the athletic On October 13, students in grades 10 and 11 arrive at the usual department has experienced several firsts in the school’s athletic time and are dismissed at 11:00 am. Students should wear their history. With a start like this it should be an exceptional year. school uniforms and bring their own calculator. The Boys Cross Country team held the very first cross country meet In late September/early October, students received an information on campus, with opponents from Calvert Hall and Annapolis Area bulletin that contains a practice test. Students should set aside Christian School. The boys usually run home meets at Kinder Farm time to actually take this pretest and score it as preparation for the Park but Coach Andy Witte plotted a course over the campus that met October 13th test day. the 3.2 mile distance requirements. It was a great day for running and the event went off without a hitch. The course will be evaluated as to 10th Grade Student and Parent Meeting – Thursday, October the feasibility of hosting future events on campus. But on this day, the 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm, in the auditorium. The topic will be “What Spalding runners truly felt right at home. Sophomores Need to Know About the College Process.” The Guidance Department will be explaining how the process unfolds Varsity Field Hockey played its first game ever on the new turf field on September 9th versus rival St. Mary’s. The field hockey program did and give students and parents a timeline. All tenth graders and at not get to test the turf last fall before the end of their season. The Lady least one of their parents are expected to attend Cavaliers made the best of their turf debut by taking a 1-0 overtime victory from the Saints. College Fair Night: Another Important Date October 21, 2010 is the date for the annual Archbishop Spalding Varsity football participated in the first I-95 Classic football event at College Fair Night. The program begins at 6:30 pm in the new Towson University on September 4th. Private school teams from the gymnasium. A large variety of colleges have accepted the school’s greater Baltimore / Washington area combined for one great day of invitation to attend and will set up information tables for their football. The Cav’s played in a thriller against MIAA A Conference school. In addition, there will be presentations on financial aid, opponent Calvert Hall, only to fall in triple overtime 26-20. admissions and NCAA Clearinghouse. Sophomores, juniors and seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend this The Athletic Department hosted two tournaments new to the Spalding valuable program. roster of events. The first annual Cavalier Classic Boys Soccer Tournament was held on Friday and Saturday of the Labor Day Extended Time Accommodations at Spalding Weekend. The boys’ varsity team defeated metro ranked Fallston 3-1 To qualify for extended time on school based tests, a student must and played to a 1-1 tie with local rival Old Mill. The Varsity Field have recent (within three years) professional documentation. This Hockey team played host for the first annual Cavalier Invitational Field documentation should include both a cognitive and achievement Hockey Tournament on September 11th. The Lady Cav’s defeated assessment. Chesapeake 2-0 and lost a heartbreaker to local Anne Arundel County power Broadneck, 1-0. Approval for extended time at Spalding does not guarantee this Finally, at the start of the fall sports season, the Athletic Administrators accommodation on standardized tests such as the PSAT, SAT, and the Athletic Training Staff decided to pursue and enact a ACT, or AP exams. Please contact kandracj@archbishopspalding. departmental policy governing the prohibition of the use of “Sports org for more information. Energy Drinks” by our athletes. With the physical effects created by consuming these beverages (increased heart rate, increases in Homework Assignments When a Student is Absent blood pressure and other metabolic responses) in combination with When a student has to miss school, they need to consult their the natural adrenaline production and physiological response of the course syllabus or the teacher’s web page to find out what work nervous system prior to competition, it was decided that the use needs to be done. In addition, they may want to phone a friend so of these products was unnecessary and would be disallowed. The that they can determine any other class news. When they return to stimulation enhancing substances in these drinks such as caffeine, class, the student should speak with the teacher to find out what, if guarana, taurine, and other herbal substances all contribute to anything, needs to be made up. potentially damaging and possibly serious physical effects on the cardiovascular system. We first addressed this concern back in mid When a student’s illness results in an extensive absence of a August with our coaches and players, and ironically in the Baltimore week or more, it is imperative that parents email teachers. Email Sun (9/16) there is a front page (Health & Style Section) article about addresses can be accessed at the school website which is www. this very topic. Athletes and parents should inform themselves about archbishopspalding.org. Teachers can be asked to respond by the mystique that surrounds these drinks. email or to leave work in the main office to be collected by the parent. 6 Engaging Faith & Learning The Cavalier • October 2010 Campus Ministry Mrs. Kathy Mayer, Campus Minister Mrs. Caitlin Boyle, Director of Service/Religion Teacher Thank you… for all the generous donations that poured in for this year’s food drive. We almost doubled our donations, with some homerooms reaching record levels of items: Hough – 717, Huesgen – 505, Malcolm – 150, Lindahl – 138, Sola – 117 ! Our Juniors edged out our Seniors by just a bit, followed by Freshmen and Sophomores. Please keep in mind that our annual Blanket Drive will run from November 1-12 – just two weeks this year! All Blankets should be new and delivered to your son/daughter’s homeroom. Senior Retreat….All Seniors have signed up and have been assigned their Retreat dates. The listing is posted on the wall near the LMC and the Campus Ministry office. All Retreats are full and changes may only be made with the approval of the Campus Minister and if a student is able to find another with whom to switch dates. Students depart ASHS by bus on Wednesday @3PM and return to school prior to dismissal on Friday. Information packets are mailed home to parents/guardians in advance of the students assigned Retreat. Please feel free to stop by Campus Ministry, email mayerk@archbishopspalding,.org or call 410-969-9105 ext. 236 with any questions. Liturgies…Any student who would like to participate as an Altar Server, Cross Bearer, Gift Presenter, Lector or in the Liturgical Mu- sic Group please let Mrs. Mayer know via email (email@example.com) or stop by the Campus Ministry office. As you have probably heard through your home parish, changes in the translation of the prayers of the Mass are expected to be implemented on November 27, 2011. It you would like more information, go to www.usccb.org/romanmissal for the changes and helpful resources. Sophomore Service Dates…Each student participates in a day of service as part of their sophomore year. The majority of dates are assigned by homeroom. Students are given permission about a week prior to their date. Sophomores go to their first period class and are called down to the Chapel. Following an orientation, the group departs and is separated into three separate groups, all accompanied by a moderator, serving at Our Daily Bread, Beans & Bread, and Franciscan Center. Upon return, the students share lunch and reflect on their experience. Please do your best to avoid scheduling appointments for your son/daughter on their date. The dates by homeroom are as follows: Richardson: 9/28/10; Heming/Café: 10/5/10; McKenzie: 10/19/10; Kelly: 10/21/10; Cafe: 11/2/10; Gentile: 11/9/10; Lewis 11/16/10; Gallardo: 12/7/10; Szulczewski: 12/14/10; Brunner: 1/25/11; Bowden 2/8/11; McFarland 2/15/11; Mach/Café/Make- up: 3/8/11. Senior Service Requirement….All Seniors need to have completed and submitted their required Service Hour documentation and reflection on or before Friday, January 7, 2011. Current seniors are required to complete 45 hours of service (20 outreach /25 unspeci- fied ). Those who do not comply, are considered ineligible and are unable to participate in any before/after school activities which includes, but is not limited to clubs, practices, games, work-out room, senior breakfast and all senior/graduation activities. Important Change in Service Requirement – applicable to Class of 2013/ Class 2014…Beginning with the class of 2013, the service requirement increased to 60 hours (25 outreach/35 unspecified). All 60 hours may be earned in the category of outreach if a student prefers this category of service. The requirement for Juniors (’12) and Seniors (’11) will remain at forty-five (45) hours of volunteer community service (20 outreach, 25 unspecified). “40 Days for Life”…is an ecumenical international initiative of peaceful prayer, vigil and fasting for the unborn. It begins on Wednes- day, September 22, 2010 and concludes on Sunday, October 31, 2010 – www.40daysforlife.com. Together we pray for a respect for all life from conception to natural death. “Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to words of knowledge” Prov. 23:12 Engaging Faith & Learning 7 The Cavalier • October 2010 LMC News ~ Introduction to Engineering Design ~ Mrs. Janet L. DiStasio Mrs. Amy Brunner Life brings changes. A major change in the LMC this school year Engineering is in full swing at Archbishop Spalding High School! is for the first time since 1988, Mrs. Carol Lipman is missing. Our budding engineers tackled their first group project which was Mrs. Lipman retired in July. Interestingly she and I were both Pringles vs. United States Postal Service. Our engineering students hired the summer of 1988. We did not know each other, but were had to design and build a packaging envelope that would protect both from the same Township, Middletown Township, in New a single Pringles potato chip in the mail. With limited supplies- a Jersey. I graduated from Middletown Township High School. gummed business envelope, one piece of scrap paper, an index She graduated from Red Bank Catholic. We did know some of card, 2 straws, and 6 inches of masking tape, each team had to the same people. Starting together and being from the same area brainstorm their ideas and decide on a solution. The purpose of this created a special bond between us. project was for students to implement the rules of brainstorming. Like many professions, engineering is grounded in teamwork, and Carol Lipman was the go to person for the teachers when they the first step of becoming an engineer is learning how to be an needed copying, AV help and NO ONE was a better on-line effective team member. As part of the engineering design process, shopper than her. She saved Spalding money as she researched our students implemented the rules of brainstorming. Yes, we did every book, projector, light bulb etc that was purchased via the mail their Pringles chips, and are still awaiting the results. The team LMC. She was amazing at this! She started part time as the LMC who successfully mails their chip without it breaking could have secretary but moved up to full time and became the Library Media a future patent to apply for. As the engineering program moves Aide. As a quick learner, she became an expert at VCR, overhead forward, we will be exploring such topics as Product Evolution, projectors, VHS tapes, LCD projector and all other media repairs. the Design Process, Technical Sketching, Reverse Engineering, Virtual Design Teams, and 3-D Modeling in Autodesk Inventor. The students, faculty and staff all loved her. Her children both graduated from Spalding. As parents, both she and John were very active members of the Parents’ Association, manning the soda booth at dances, working on the sound system for the cafeteria, etc. Her children were the focus of the family. It came as no surprised that she and her husband have retired to Florida to be with their grandchildren. Son Chris’ 91 has a second one on the way and daughter Emily’94 just became a mother earlier this year. As much as I will continue to miss this wonderful woman, I am thrilled that she will be able to fully enjoy her family. She will now have time to do all the things she loves: needlepoint, traveling on cruises, gardening, reading and just enjoying her grandchildren in her home and pool. Cavalier Golf Open! RSVP ONLINE TODAY! Friday, October 1, 2010 Compass Pointe Golf Course 9010 Ft. Smallwood Road Pasadena, MD. 21122 Tournament to benefit our Athletic Programs! For more information please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement 410-969-9105 ext. 243 or 242. 8 Engaging Faith & Learning The Cavalier • October 2010 Parents’ Association The Parents’ Association hosted the New Parent Social on August your purchases made at Target using any of the cards and ½% of 26. Thank you to all the parents, administrators and teachers who purchases made anywhere else using the Target Visa card. If you attended. Special thanks to our Sophomore Class Coordinators would rather send your card numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org, Amanda Gartner, Denise Rize and Shelly George who planned the we will gladly sign-up your cards for you. ASHS will also receive event and Anita Bragaw, Renee Miller, Jennie O’Friel, Ann Truffer 5% of your purchases at Office Depot if you give them our school and others who served refreshments and helped with set-up and name and ID#70047318 at the check out counter. Please help us clean-up. to take advantage of all these offers. The dollars really add up! 2010 – 2011 Remaining Meeting Dates: October 12, November 9, December 7, January 11, February 8, Officers March 8, and April 12. Amy Stolarski – President - email@example.com Valerie Washington – Vice-President - Val_48331@yahoo.com The topic of our October 12th meeting is “Everything You Always Julie McHale – Treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org Wanted to Know About Your Teenager.” Please join us at 7:00 pm Anna Johnston – Secretary - email@example.com in the LMC. If you have any questions or would like more information about Upcoming Hospitality Events – Volunteers Needed! any of our activities, please contact any of the officers above. Open House – Sunday, October 31st 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Parents’ Association hosts a reception in the cafeteria during the Open House. We would appreciate donations of home-baked Everything you wanted to know about or bakery items for the reception and volunteers to help serve in teenagers, but were afraid to ask... the cafeteria. If you can help with this or would like to serve as a Tour Guide, please contact Julie McHale at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00 pm for an evening sponsored by the Parents’ Association to provide information Junior Ring Dance – Saturday, December 4th 7:30 pm – 10:30 and resources for parents/families of adolescents living with pm. today’s challenging circumstances. The Junior Class Parents are involved with decorating and providing drinks and snacks to the Junior students who will be attending. The We are honored to have Dr. Rhonda Allen, Medical Director of Junior Class Coordinators will hold a meeting in October to begin Pathways as our keynote speaker. Following the presentation planning for the dance. If you would like to be involved in this we will have a forum of community agencies available fun event, please contact Lynne Cooper at email@example.com, to discuss resources and services to support our children Michelle Overbay at firstname.lastname@example.org or and families. For more information please contact Marcie Colleen Phillips at email@example.com. Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410- 969-9105 ext 335. Giant, Safeway, Target and Office Depot Programs Please help Archbishop Spalding to provide new technology for students by registering your Giant, Safeway, and Target Credit/ Visa and check cards. Thanks to your support over the last school Separated/Divorced Support Group year, Archbishop Spalding earned over $5,400 from Giant, over Due to the interest and participation of previous groups at $5,600 from Safeway and $781 from Target. By registering your ASHS we will once again be offering a Separated/Divorced cards and designating Spalding as the school you want to support, Support Group for students who are/have experienced the Spalding earns much needed funding. This is easy to do and takes absence/separation/divorce of their parent(s). This opportunity less than 5 minutes to sign up. We would like all of our Spalding is offered through the Guidance Office, Office of Campus families to participate in this “Painless Fundraiser”. More ASHS Ministry and Marcie Gibbons, a licensed clinical social families participating in these programs equals more money for worker. The group meets in the Campus Ministry office. This ASHS. To sign up for the Giant A+ program, go to www.giant. year the start date is: Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. Due com/aplus. The school code for ASHS is 01172. To sign up to the generous support of the Parents’ Association, there is no your Safeway card, go to www.escrip.com. The school code fee for participation in the group. If you would like additional for ASHS is 6642757. You may also register your Target credit information, please stop by the Campus Ministry office, email card, Target Visa card or a Target check card at www.target.com/ email@example.com or call Marcie Gibbons, tcoe. The ASHS school code is 7858. ASHS will receive 1% of 410-969-9105 ext. 335. Engaging Faith & Learning 9 The Cavalier • October 2010 Cavalier Shop The Cavalier Shop has added several new items to the school store. There is a wide variety of Nike jackets and polos for ladies and men. Another hot item is a dri-fit Nike adjustable hat. The face to face black and red hooded sweatshirt will arrive shortly. These new Yearbook Update Nike items took several months to acquire and are just hitting the department stores now. Please stop by and see the new selection. Please submit yearbook inquires to Mr. Mach. There are several new sports light weight t-shirts recently added to Senior Portraits – In order to be included in the senior section of the school store as well. They are cross country, hockey (ice), field the yearbook, all seniors must have their senior portraits taken by hockey, softball and wrestling. Baseball and swimming will arrive Lifetouch (aka Prestige Portraits). within the next two weeks. As always, we have plenty of football, soccer, lacrosse and basketball t-shirts. A new football t-shirt and Once you have received your proofs, please make a yearbook se- long-sleeve shirt will be available for purchase at the homecoming lection as soon as possible. The selected photo must be from the football game. The school store tent will be set up on the grassy formal settings only. These are the regular shots on blue back- portion as you enter the stadium near the ticket venue. grounds with drapes for girls, tux for guys. Mark your calendars for school/varsity jacket fittings. Propst and The final make-up day to be held on-site is scheduled for Oct 7. Son’s will be available for jacket fittings on October 7th and October Please watch the mail for additional details and appointment times. 8th during students lunch periods. A $ 50.00 deposit is required If this time will not work, or if you prefer to have your portraits with every purchase and the balance is payable upon receipt of taken at the studio, you can contact Lifetouch at 410-525-1700. the jacket. Jackets are all custom designed and can be made for band, merit awards, clubs, chorus and all sports. It usually takes Underclass Photo Make-ups and Retakes – Lifetouch will return 4 to 6 weeks for the custom jacket to be delivered. This can also on Oct 17th to take pictures during lunch periods. Picture order be ordered as a Christmas gift for your son/daughter. Just let me forms are available in the Main Office. know ahead of time and I will make sure to only contact you upon delivery. For more information contact Donna Doran in the Cavalier Shop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-969-9105 extension 257. 3rd Annual Cavalier Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Cavalier Club Thursday, November 25, 2010 The Cavalier Club hosted a reception for members before the Race start time 8:30 a.m. Loyola Game on September 17, 2010. It was a great success! Kinder Farm Park 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road This year the Cavalier Club is kicking off the year with a new Millersville, MD 21108 event. On November 6, 2010, the Cavalier Club will be host- ing a Fall Festival at the school for adults. The evening will offer great food, dancing, and the opportunity to come out and support Register online at your favorite sports team. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go www.archbishopspalding.org directly to your designated team. Please mark your calendars and place your reservations now! The flyer for our Fall Fest is on Page 12 of this Cavalier. All proceeds will benefit Archbishop Spalding’s Cavalier Club memberships are still available! We look forward to track facility. your participation! 10 Engaging Faith & Learning The Cavalier • October 2010 Paint The Town Green! No, we won’t be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. We will be travelling to New York, Broadway specifically, to see the show American Idiot, inspired by Green Day’s music and lyrics. Join us on Saturday, December 11, 2010. The cost is $100 which includes transportation, the always magnificent bagel BINGO! breakfast, two movies, great company, two snacks and the The Graduate Mothers Association (GMA) will host show. You are on your own for lunch, souvenirs, sightseeing, a Theme Package Bingo on Sunday, November 7th and dinner. from 2-5pm in the Spalding cafeteria. Proceeds will We will leave Spalding’s front parking lot at 7:30. We will back at Spalding around 9:30 PM. You will have about two benefit the Senior Mothers Appreciation event, se- hours before the show to shop or dine. We will stop on the nior awards, and future scholarships for Spalding Jersey Pike for dinner and a restroom break. students. Tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information contact A deposit of $50 is due by November 1, 2010. The balance email@example.com or visit the school’s website at of $50 is due by December 1, 2010. Make checks payable to ASHS. Questions? E-mail Bert Kiessling at Kiesslingb@ www.archbishopspalding.org. archbishopspalding.org Join us! It will be a good trip. You’re Invited to Archbishop Spalding’s Athletic Hall of Fame & Homecoming Game Friday, October 15, 2010 (game starts at 7:00 pm) The ‘09 - ‘10 Inductees: Stephen Peroutka - Past Parent Carrie Parsons Miller ‘94 Brendan Mannix ‘98 Matthew Latonick ‘03 Brandon Woods ‘04 Matthew Antonelli ‘05 Cedric Zellner-Fing ‘05 Engaging Faith & Learning 11 The Cavalier • October 2010 Archbishop Spalding Cavalier Club Fall Festival Saturday, November 6, 2010 7:00 - 11:00 pm Archbishop Spalding Gym Court Yard $35 per person/$45 at the door (Adults Only) $10 per ticket will be donated to the team of your choice Fire Pits, Music, Food, Beer, Wine and Games of chance! Attire: Tailgate clothes (dress weather appropriate) *In case of inclement weather the event will be inside the gym* Questions? Contact Bill Manley at firstname.lastname@example.org Cell -301 –802-1503 Proceeds to be used for construction of new concession stand. ************************************************************************************* TICKET ORDER FORM Name: __________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________________ Phone: ___________________Email:__________________________________ # of Tickets x $35.00 =____________________ Make checks payable to: ASHS Athletic Team Name__________________________Girls_______Boys_______ Charge my (circle one): Visa Master Card Name on Card__________________________________ Security Code_______ Card #_____________________________________ Expiration Date_________ Reserve by October 29, 2010 to ASHS Front Office marked “Fall Festival Tickets” To register online go to www.archbishopspalding.org under the events tab. ASHS ~ 8080 New Cut Rd. ~ Severn, MD 21144 12 Engaging Faith & Learning Archbishop Spalding High School PRESORTED FIRST CLASS U.S. POSTAGE 8080 New Cut Road ~ Severn, MD. 21144 PAID PERMIT # 922 BOWIE, MD Address Service Requested The Cavalier October 2010 Get your passports ready . . .we’re off on an African Safari! Join us on this adventure and mark your calendars for Saturday, March 26, 2011 when we celebrate our 11th annual Spalding Spring Sensation! Please check the school website for opportunities to participate, whether it is organizing and/or donating. We always need volunteers, and this is a great way to get involved in the school, help your children and make new friends. Any queries, please contact Director of Development, Katy Caruso at email@example.com or 410-969-9105 x 242.