Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of Kelly,
Imelda update – The floor in the old gym has been removed and we are currently looking at flooring options to replace it. The Centennial Gym floor did begin to swell in a few spaces, however, the construction company was able to dry out the moisture and the floor has returned to a usable condition, especially on the playing surface. You might notice some unevenness in the floor at the front and back doors, but that should be totally resolved when the floor is refinished, probably over the summer. The wall preparation and painting has begun in the main building. The plan is to complete the wall painting in the IC and adjacent conference room and then start on the classrooms. This will probably continue until Christmas. Flooring options are being reviewed and, hopefully, many classrooms and offices will be re-floored over the Christmas holidays, but that is tentative at this time. We are trying to schedule the repair work to be the least disruptive as possible during instruction hours.
In the last newsletter, it was mentioned that while school and other mass shootings get ‘front page’ coverage when they happen, students statistically are in much greater danger from alcohol, drugs, smoking, vaping, and distracted driving. All of these are often teenage experiences. I urge all parents to discuss these issues with their children and let them know these are dangerous activities, especially for the not fully-developed brain and body of a teenager.
Friday, November 1 is the Solemnity of All-Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic tradition. We will have an All-School Mass at 9:30 am in the Centennial Complex. Please join us. It is also our last home football game and Senior Night. We will hold our Pep Rally at 3:00 pm in the Centennial Complex. Kick-off is at 7:00 pm against Christo Rey from Houston.
The seniors will be traveling to Plantersville on Wednesday, November 6 to attend the Texas Renaissance Festival. Because most seniors study British Literature in their English class, this is an opportunity for them to experience a little of what they are studying.
Thursday, November 7 is our Prospective Parent Open House. If you know of a family with an 8th grader, please encourage them to attend – better yet, offer to bring them. Often, comments and invitations from a friend carry much more weight than the announcements and invitations the school sends. The Open House begins at 6:00 pm in the café and will last approximately 90 minutes.
Basketball and Soccer seasons are beginning. Check the school calendar for scheduled games and come out to cheer on the Dawgs!
The Drama Department will present their fall production, “Chemical Imbalance” on Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16 at 7:00 pm in the Randy Roane Theater. Save the date!
Roger S. Bemis, Principal