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What A Year!

May 11, 2023
By Tammy McIlvoy

This has been a week of celebration. The high school athletics awards banquet kicked off the festivities Monday evening. There was much to celebrate for our high school athletes, not the least of which was the naming of 28 academic all-state athletes, several of them earning the title in multiple events. To become an academic all-state athlete, a student must both reach a high level of athletic achievement and carry a GPA of 3.5 or higher. We are so proud of our student athletes and the dedication they show to their sport and to their studies. Across the state, this year’s high school athletes helped Logos Prep end the year as the highest ranked athletic program in TAPPS 4A. As one would expect, Monday was followed by Tuesday which had us switching gears from high school to kindergarten. The class of 2035 graduated from kindergarten on Tuesday evening.

As part of the kindergarten celebration, students recited the Logos Prep core values and vision as well as their proclamation for the year. We are thankful to Brooks Street Principal, Becky Ross who prays each year about what the kindergarten proclamation should be. With our 2022-23 focus on family, Mrs. Ross wrote about who we are in our families. Each verse begins with “in our family.” In verse one, children are reminded that in our family, we choose to forgive, and we pray for one another. Verse two proclaims that we honor one another, we believe God’s Word and we use our words to speak peace and blessings. Verse three says that we lift up King Jesus, we share His name and we choose to be grateful. In all of these things, the students were taught, this is just who we are. Click HERE for the full core values, vision and proclamation that all students at Brooks Street memorized and were able to recite.

High school was back in the spotlight on Wednesday when athletes signed to continue their athletic careers at their colleges of choice. Congratulations to Anjali Sivasothy who is joining the cheer squad at Rice University, to Barrrett Zgarba who will play football at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and to Katie Herbst who will swim at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. We enjoyed watching each student sign their letters of intent. More importantly, we appreciated that each athlete expressed a desire to honor God with their talents and an appreciation for the work of the Lord in their lives.

Today, Thursday, May 11, is a full day for all ages. Elementary students donned their Hawaiian wear and presented fantastically as part of the history wax museum. At Brooks Street, our older students helped teachers and staff host the much loved last day Field Day. Not to be left out of the games, parents planned fantastic parties for grades 3 - 6. We were grateful for the break from rain and enjoyed all the smiles and giggles on both campuses! Getting the most out of the Brooks Street field, high school juniors and seniors will participate in their Powder Puff game beginning at 4:00 p.m.

This evening, we will celebrate our junior high athletes. This year, almost 90 percent of our junior high students participated in athletics. Together, they earned many championships and individual awards. Congrats to all of our junior high athletes! This year, we added softball to our junior high offerings as a result of girls who advocated for the addition. Another new addition this year was the offering of elementary sports. We recognized great benefits for our fifth and sixth graders who were able to participate in the athletic program. There is much promise for the continued success of our athletes.

Though it wasn’t this week, I’d be remiss not to mention the Fine Arts Festival held Thursday of last week. Creative talent was on display from student art to individual performances, an elementary musical, and an appearance by our drumline. It has been a goal to see our fine arts program grow. This year, our high school students participated in One Act Play for the first time and also started an art club. Additionally, they earned a fourth in state finish at the TAPPS academic and fine arts competition in April. This was a great accomplishment!

What a year we’ve had! As I prepared for end of year teacher meetings, I reviewed the year’s events. What most stood out to me is that this year was full of wonderfully, expected LP happenings. It reminded me of a question I was asked during the COVID season. The question was, “When will our community get back?” Though I didn’t know the answer at the time, I can now confidently say, welcome back to community Logos Prep. I am so thankful that each of you is a member of the LP family. Wishing you and yours a blessed summer season!

Tammy McIlvoy
Head of School
Logos Preparatory Academy