Letter from Cathey Goodgame – November 7, 2018

Dear ANCS Families and Friends,

After an incredibly busy month of October, the first few weeks of November bring a welcome break in the seemingly non-stop activities at the Middle Campus. Not to worry, there is still plenty happening each day as the students learn and grow in their classes, play and socialize at recess, and support each other as members of our school family.

All of the fall sports seasons have come to a close and winter sports are soon to come. The Cross Country team closed out their successful season a few weeks ago with a final run at the Dominion Dash in Marietta. The two Ultimate teams played in their end of season tournaments in Conyers over the past two weekends, showing off how much they have grown and improved together over the course of this season. Finally, the Flag Football season ended on Friday with the third seeded Wolves falling to the second seeded team. Thank you to the players, cheerleaders, coaches, parents and guardians, and everyone else who made these seasons successful.

Basketball tryouts are this week to get ready for the first games in early December. Boys tryouts started yesterday and will continue on Thursday at 4:00 to 5:30. Girls tryouts will be today (Wednesday) 2:30 – 4:30. All tryouts will be held at the Middle Campus.

A few weeks ago I mentioned the opportunities our students have through the City of Atlanta’s Cultural Experience Project. Our 6th and 7th graders took their trips to see performances at the Alliance Theatre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, respectively, during the week after Fall Break. Our 8th graders took their trip yesterday to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. If you’ve never been to the Center, I highly recommend the visit. In addition to the powerful and engaging exhibits you can experience in the center, there are also frequent evening events. Just this month there is a social justice spoken word event, a lecture focusing on the significance of the 70th anniversary of the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and a multicultural community workshop and dialogue around the immigration crisis. You can find more information about visits and special events at the center’s website.

Finally, we hope you will join us next Tuesday, November 13, for the Diversity and Equity Action Team Community Information Session. The session will be from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Elementary Campus media center and will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear about what the team has been doing as well as how to get involved with the work going forward. We look forward to seeing you there.

Wishing you well,

Cathey