The Colonial Times

February 24, 2020

What's Happening at Log

As we enter the second half of February, Log College is actually relatively quiet insofar as events are concerned. Our winter sports season is starting to wind down as the boys' basketball team has only a few games remaining prior to the annual Log/Klinger matchup in early March. Round two of MAP testing and the second round of core assessments are complete, and we are firmly entrenched in the third marking period. Our performance groups and musical are all in rehearsal stages, preparing for their upcoming performances and concerts. Lastly, we are in the process of finishing up course selection for the 2020-2021 school year.

That being said, once March begins, the push towards the end of the year is on! Many events and activities will take place from early March through the end of the year. Please pay close attention in the coming weeks to the calendar and the listing of upcoming dates. If you have any questions about any of these, please don't hesitate to contact the school.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, February 27- 8th grade trip to the Constitution Center

Monday, March 2- Home and School Meeting @ 7:15 PM

Thursday, March 5- Log/Klinger Basketball @ WTHS, 7:00 PM

Friday, March 6- School Musical- Frozen @ 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 7- School Musical- Frozen @ 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Friday, March 13- Early Dismissal- Inservice

Friday, March 13- 7th Grade Gym and Swim @ WTHS, 7:00 PM

PBIS Winners!

The Outsize Influence of Middle School Friends

This is a fascinating article from The Atlantic that centers on the importance of friendships fostered during the middle school years.

The Million Word Club

Students in Mrs. Amate's ELA classes have been keeping track of the number of words in the books that they have read during the school year, with the goal of reading at least a million words by June. (An average book has about 25,000 words per 100 pages, so one million words equals about 4000 pages of reading.) While many students are on track to meet this goal, nine students have already passed one million words halfway through the year! Congratulations to the newest members of the Million Words Club: Ella Gross, Chloe Hostetler, Nicole Irwin, Maura Kelly, Jeremy Knyaz, Anne Pallozzi, Mya Sebastian, and Leah Stever. Special congratulations goes to Caleb Rosenhauch, who has already achieved Silver Member status at more than two million words! Mrs. Amate is proud of the reading that all of the students have done as they expand their fluency, improve their comprehension, and experience new perspectives.

Student Writing Corner


Kierstyn Gottschall

I stood up straight with a little bit of sweat dripping down my face as the hot, pounding sun shined on me. I watched the opposing girl stick her foot on the ball, pulling it back. The girl sprinted, one foot in front of the other, dribbling the ball back and forth between her two feet. She came sprinting towards me like a bolt of lightning. I was ready to lung forward at her, but she did a scissor over the ball with her right foot and pushed the ball with the outside of her foot towards the middle of the field. I sprinted, pumping my arms back and forth feeling the wind pushing against me as I followed the girl through the open space on the field. Touching and tapping the ball quickly, the girl jetted across the field like there was no time to waste. I was sure I was not going to catch up to her in time before she took her step to launch the ball into the net. I ran as fast as I could like a cheetah catching its prey....

The moment I got to her I breathed in through my nose and out my mouth and thought to myself you need to get the ball. So I clenched my fist bent my arm and wrapped my arm and elbow around the front of the girl. I propelled myself in front of the girl pushing her back with my back end, I got my foot on the ball. As soon as I got full control of the ball I heard the high pitch blow of the ref's whistle. I whipped my head to face the ref. I watched him raise his arm in front of his body stick his finger out and told me to come to him. I walked slowly taking my time breathing in through my nose out my mouth to catch my breath. He slightly yelled at me, “ You actually have to go to the ball, not the player”. I calmly replied, “I’m sorry I wasn’t trying to”. He took his hand and reached into his front

Social Media and Mental Health

A blog from Psychology Today that discusses the benefits of a 'digital detox' from social media...relevant to both kids and adults!

Homework Club

Homework Club is facilitated and sponsored by the LCMS school counselors. The club meets every Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. in the LCMS school library. The counselors are present as well as other staff members to assist students with academics. Students interested may bring breakfast and will need a ride into school. All are welcome to attend Thursday Morning Homework Club!
Athletic Schedules

This links you to Log College's webpage for our sports teams.

PIAA Eligibility

The school runs weekly eligibility reports on all athletes. In addition to academic eligibility, students must meet attendance and behavioral guidelines for their continued participation in PIAA athletics. PIAA encourages the ideal of the 'student athlete,' which we wholeheartedly support. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact Mr. Swartwood, Athletic Director, or Mr. Drago, Assistant Principal.

From the Nurse

Reminder: Students may not carry any medications including over the counter at any time. The only exception is an epi-pen or inhaler with doctor's orders stating they have permission to carry. All medication taken during school hours must be dispensed by the school nurse. For further information, please see Centennial School District Policy 210-USE OF MEDICATIONS.

All students in Grade 6 need a physical examination, this should include the required immunzations for 7th grade (Tdap & Meningococcal). The physical examination form needs to be completed by your child’s doctor and returned to the school nurse.

Students in Grade 7 need a dental examination. The dental examination form needs to be completed by your child’s dentist and returned to the school nurse.

Forms are available on our website or in the nurse's office.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school nurse at 215-441-6075 x14025

Thank you for your ongoing support, as we strive to keep the children of LCMS safe and healthy!

Attendance Procedures

Please be sure to turn in absence excuse notes within three (3) days of your child's return to school. Absences will remain unexcused until notes or turned in or if the three day window is exceeded. If your child has 10 or more cumulative days of absence, a doctor's note is required for all absences past 10 days.

Absence excuse notes can also be emailed to Log College at the following address:

For family trips during the school year, a Family Trip Request Form must be submitted to the Principal at least two weeks (10 school days) prior to your trip. All requests submitted less than 10 days prior will be denied.

Inclement Weather Procedures

While winter does not seem to want to get started this year (for all of us snow lovers), that doesn't mean inclement weather won't happen! Delays and cancellations due to weather conditions are inevitable, so please stay tuned to local news outlets, Centennial SD's social media accounts, and Log College's social media accounts for updates on delays and cancellations. In the event of a two or three hour delay, abbreviated schedules will be followed.