The Colonial Times

May 6, 2019

Happenings at Log College

It's hard to believe, but May has arrived! For the past two weeks, the students at Log College worked diligently on the annual PSSA tests. With the tests finished, we are switching gears onto the events that surround the end of the year. This week, students involved in the music and arts programs throughout Centennial are participating in the annual Fine Arts Week, which showcases all of the talented students in our district! Additionally, our spring sports teams are all into their competitive seasons, with Log piling up some impressive wins! There are a great deal of exciting events and activities taking place over the next month, so please check the calendar on our website regularly, and most of all, please come out and support the wonderful students of Log College!

Upcoming Events:

May 6- Fine Arts Week: Orchestra Night (7:00 PM @ WTHS)

May 7- Fine Arts Week: Jazz Night (7:00 PM @ WTHS)

May 8- Fine Arts Week: Concert Choir Night (7:00 PM @ WTHS)

May 9- Fine Arts Week: Band Night (7:00 PM @ WTHS)

May 10- Fine Arts Week: Art Showcase (7:00 PM @ WTHS)

May 13- Home and School Meeting (7:15 PM @ LCMS)

May 13- Keystone Algebra I Test (Day 1)

May 14- Keystone Algebra I Test (Day 2)

May 15- Spring Instrumental Concert (7:00 PM @ LCMS)

May 21- Log vs. Klinger Girls Soccer (7:00 PM @ WTHS)

May 23- Spring Vocal Concert (7:00 PM @ LCMS)

Log College on Fox 29's The ClassH-Room

The air date has been announced, and Log College's episode will be broadcast on Thursday, May 9th, at 6:30 PM on Fox 29! The episode will be rebroadcast on Friday, May 10th at 12:00 PM. Additionally, our episode will be uploaded to The ClassH-Room's YouTube channel sometime on Friday. Tune in to see which of our teams won!

Behind the Lens Film Festival

Congratulations to a select group of LCMS filmmakers, who were chosen as finalists in the fourth annual "Behind the Lens Film Festival," held at WTHS on Thursday, April 25th, 2019. The Festival is open to students throughout the Philadelphia area, and we nearly swept the Middle School category. Props were offered to all, particularly Sam, grade 7, who earned an award of merit for his production of "Escape."

It was a great celebration of creativity. Each student is responsible for the full production of the film; the script, camera operation, audio equipment, editing, and the list goes on! One minute of film was equal to about ten hours of work. That's a lot of brain power and cooperation! Outstanding job by all!

Below are links to this year's submissions!

Girls' Softball

From Mr. Boyle:

The Log College Softball team got off to a great start to the season by defeating Newtown Middle School 17-1. Everybody in the line up contributed by putting up 13 runs in the first inning. Lainey Scotese led the offense with 4 hits, 3 runs and 3 RBI’s, Olivia Clee and Ella Mednick had 3 hits a piece as well as Maddie Marinkovic and Lydia Pope chipping in with two hits as well. Anna Coulter also had a pair of RBI’s. Carlie Nydick had a great debut on the mound recording 7 strike-outs. The game ended on a nice pick off play from catcher Gigi DeMito to Giselle McLaughlin. Great job girls! Your coaches are very proud of you!

Spring Track

From Mr. McManus:

Log College Boys and Girls track beat a tough Lenape team by 24 points on April 24th. The team was led by Joe Ridpath, Tyler Laurin, John Ellis, Matt Jenkins, Jamar Mitchell and Steve Parks. Great job by the entire team as they continue this week on their winning ways. Come out and support all of the teams at Log this spring season!

From Ms. Chase:

Congratulations to the girls track team for getting the W against Lenape on April 24th.

The meet came down to the field events and our girls dominated! Julia Marinucci, Shannon Williams and Ashley Borkowski swept the high jump,Hannah Larrimore, Sophia Layer and Julia Marinucci swept the long jump and Olivia Alessi and Skye Moore took 1st and 2nd in Shotput.

We had some first place finishes in the 100m dash from Alexa Hirsch, and Addie DiPaolo,

and a strong finish from our mile relay led by Kirsten Kania, Sophia Layer, Hanna Larrimore and Alexa Hirsch. Great job to all girls that contributed to the win. Every point counts!

Checking in With Some Former LCMS Students!

WTHS seniors commit to playing sports at the collegiate level

Foreign Exchange Students

Log College, along with Klinger and McDonald, are hosting student visitors from China this week. The visiting students will shadow students at Log College and get to experience middle school in America. The visiting students will also have the opportunity to spend a Saturday with some of our families on May 11! We are looking forward to hosting these young ladies and gentlemen!

From Our 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 doctors 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.

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

Our school doctor will be here the end of May/early June. If you are interested in having your child seen, please contact the school nurse by May 1st. This visit does not include the immunizations that are required for entrance into 7th grade. Similarly, our school dentist is coming the end of May/early June. If you are interested in having your child screened please contact the school nurse by May 1st.

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!

Absence 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.