The Colonial Times

February 7, 2020

What's Happening at Log

Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow on 02/02/2020, so it looks like we're in for an early spring this year. Based on the weather we're experiencing, we wouldn't be the least bit surprised. That being said, Phil is only correct about 40% of the time, so I wouldn't put too much stock in his prognostication. Incidentally, this Groundhog Day is also the first eight digit palindrome date that we've experienced in 909 years, It is also the last one most of us will see since the next one isn't until 12/12/2121, 101 years from now. The next one after that is 03/03/3030!


On a more serious note, report cards were made available to families on Wednesday, February 5th. If you have questions regarding your child's report card, please contact his or her teachers so that they can provide guidance/feedback.


Our winter sports season is still going strong! The wrestling team closed out their season with a huge victory over Klinger, with a score of 72-12. Our girls' basketball team had a tough loss to Klinger, but fought hard. The boys' basketball team started up this past week, losing their season opener to Unami, but came back with a victory over New Hope on Monday, 2/3. Please come out and cheer on our student athletes whenever you have the chance!


This year's musical, Disney's Frozen Jr., is opening in a few short weeks! We are very excited to present the highly popular and successful Disney show for the community! Three shows will be presented, which are: Friday, March 6 @ 7:00 PM; Saturday, March 7 @ 2:00 PM; Saturday, March 6 @ 7:00 PM. Rumor has it that Mr. Drago and Mr. Golderer will be making cameo appearances in the performances!


Upcoming Dates:


Monday, 2/17- Schools and Offices Closed: President's Day

Thursday, 2/27- 8th grade trip to Constitution Center

Monday, 3/2- Home and School Meeting @ 7:15 PM

Thursday, 3/5- Log/Klinger Boys' Basketball @ WTHS, 7:00 PM

Friday, 3/6- School Musical, 7:00 PM

Saturday, 3/7- School Musical, 2:00 PM

Saturday, 3/7- School Musical, 7:00 PM

7th Grade Franklin Institute Trip

This button links to information regarding the upcoming 7th grade trip to the Franklin Institute.

Student Writing Corner

A continuing series of narrative writing pieces from our 8th grade ELA classes.


The Final Hand

By Kevin Taylor


This can’t be real, it’s definitely not real. It must be a dream. These thoughts raced through my head as we drove to my grandmother’s house. The scenery I had seen many times seemed gloomy and somber. This was just hours after we got the news that my grandfather had died.


We got to the house, and I awoke from the dreamlike state I was in. I saw my grandmother crying, and that was when it had hit me--hard enough to knock the breath out of me and make me realize that my grandfather was never coming back. I found myself crying. Along with my grandmother, I walked into the family room and saw that the house was full. All the family was there. I found something to eat since I hadn't eaten anything since I heard the news. I then do what I do best: seek refuge in a book, tuck myself away, and pretend that life is okay.


My quiet corner was a small space between a couch and a table, a place overlooked by everyone. This became my fortress. However, the grief slowly reached me. I just sat there, thinking and crying and going through my memories of my grandfather...


The Quinceanera

Caren Maldonado


As I entered the venue, my eyes spread wide open. I was shocked by all the bright and elegant aqua-blue decorations. We carefully picked our seats in the front by the shiny dance floor, so that we could get a better view of everything. Everyone was squished in one large venue. It was almost impossible to walk around without stepping on someone's feet.


Out of nowhere, my cousin walked out in a stunning light blue princess dress with a ruffled bottom and blinding rhinestone top. She walked up onto a tall podium and gave her mini thanks-for-coming speech. Soon after her court of honor came out for their grand entrance. The Damas, girls in the court of honor, were in a sparkly, short-medium length light blue silk dress. While the Chambelanes, boys in the court of honor, were in a gray suit with a pop of white and blue. Up first was the waltz. The dancers started to twirl with their partners as if they were at a ball. They danced around in circles, around and around. I felt intrigued watching them dance. Then came the surprise dance which got everyone out of their seats. The music started and everyone went crazy. There were people cheering and dancing while the Quinceanera, Damas, and Chambelanes showed off the moves they learned in the last couple of months. There hips went side to side as they twirled. They danced popular Spanish-American dances such as the Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Punta, and Salsa. Everyone cheered louder when they started to do backflips. The music stopped and confetti flew everywhere like fireworks.

Course Selection

We are currently in the process of completing course selection for the 2020-2021 school year. Between February 4 and February 11, core teachers (English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies) are making recommendations on drag sheets and in Skyward for their content areas. On February 13, students will receive their drag sheets to take home and start selecting their expo classes. Drag sheets are expected to be returned to school by February 18. During the last week of February, Mr. Sayre and Mrs. Rudenko (LCMS Guidance Counselors) will go into all students' Social Studies classes and will have students enter the expo requests into Skyward, completing the course request process. Actual scheduling will not begin taking place until late in the school year/over the summer. Scheduling will be completed by the beginning of August, and will go live to the public sometime around August 10th. If you have any specific scheduling questions, please contact Mr. Drago, Mrs. Rudenko, or Mr. Sayre.
Sports Schedules

This button takes you to all schedules and information for Log College athletics.

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!

Teen Device Usage

This links to a NY Times article where several students are interviewed about their phone usage and thoughts on what is too much, and what is problematic. A very interesting read!

PIAA Eligibility

Now that the school year is under way as well as our sports seasons, 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.

eAlerts

This button takes you to the Log College eAlert archive for this school year.

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:

lcattendance@centennialsd.org


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.
8th Grade Events Information

This will take you to a document that has information regarding all upcoming 8th grade events.