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Creative, inclusive, and drawing fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, worship is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students.

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Reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.

Religious Study

Meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.

Social Justice

Equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service learning into the life of the school.

Wildcat Weekly

Welcome to the Wildcat Weekly! Below are four tags: All, Episcopal Lower School, Episcopal Middle School, and Episcopal Upper School.

If you prefer a scrollable text version of your division news, you can find the links below.

Scrollable Text Lower School

Scrollable Text Middle School

Scrollable Text Upper School

A Note from Mrs. Schuhmacher...

Valentine’s love is in the air in the Lower School. Students had a ball at their Valentine’s parties and enjoyed exchanging cards with their classmates. The 5th grade Valentine box competition was a hit as always, and their creativity with these boxes was amazing! As we end what has been a dreary January and February, we hope you all enjoy a relaxing Mid-Winter Break, allowing you and your family to recharge and regroup as we near the end of third quarter. We will come back Tuesday, focusing on the Read to Feed reading goal of 50,000 minutes! ...click the photo to read the full story.

A Note from Dr. McCormick...

With many of our students being stricken by the "Episca-plague," and the week being short, there is seemingly less news to share.  At Monday's Morning Meeting, seventh grade core teachers presented "Seeking the Summit Awards" to the following seventh graders for exemplary attitude, work ethic, and leadership over the course of the past month... click the photo to read who won!

A Note from Mr. Urquhart...

As we begin our mid-winter break, I hope that you’ll find time this weekend to set aside your work, to be present with family and friends, and to reflect on the many things you’ve already accomplished so far this year so that we can return next week feeling rested and refreshed. I hope you enjoy the long weekend, and I look forward to seeing you back on campus on Tuesday! ...click the photo to read the full story.

LS Calendar

Find the LS Calendar and upcoming events here.

Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 18

  • Mid-Winter Break, No School
MS Calendar

Find the MS Calendar and upcoming events here.

Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 18

  • Mid-Winter Break, No School
US Calendar

Find the US Calendar and upcoming events here.

Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 18

  • Mid-Winter Break, No School
Wildcat Athletic Calendar

Wildcat Athletic Calendar

Thursday, February 14

  • Girls Varsity Basketball - Conference Tournament Semi-Final vs. Harmony Grove, HOME @4:00 p.m.
  • Boys Varsity Basketball - Conference Tournament Semi-Final vs. Mayflower, HOME @5:30 p.m.

Friday, February 15

  • Girls Varsity Basketball - Follow @sportsepiscopal for game day announcements
  • Boys Varsity Basketball - Follow @sportsepiscopal for game day announcements

 

Little Rock Marathon Aid Station

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS! COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS!

Little Rock Marathon Episcopal Aid Station *VOLUNTEERS NEEDED*

T-minus 17 days until the BIG DAY! We are still in need of volunteers to help out with this event.  We aren’t quite halfway to our goal of 50 volunteers. This is a great way to represent our school in a spirited and positive way.  The more people the better! This event is fun, outdoors, and lunch and event t-shirts will be provided. Stress-free way to earn community service hours!

Sign-up TODAY!

*Make sure to pick the Episcopal Collegiate Aid Station on the volunteer application*

Must sign up through the Little Rock Marathon website:

https://littlerockmarathon.com/volunteers/

 

Wild Game Dinner - Chef Spotlight: Los Gatos Salvajes

Chris Colclasure is dad to sixth grader Mia and fourth grader Granger. Thomas Blackmon is dad to ninth grader Grace and fifth grader Clark. Brett Huff is dad to seventh grader Carter and fifth grader Vivian. Mark Reynolds is dad to ninth grade Sophie and seventh grader Lovey.

Team Los Gatos Salvajes leapt at the chance to cook for Episcopal family and friends. They intend to WOW the Wild Game guests with their famous Spanish-inspired paella with a southern twist! Check out their booth to alter your perspective on the possibilities of rice!

You don't want to miss this, buy tickets here!

 

US Summer Scholars Announced in Chapel

Episcopal has partnered with The Stella Boyle Smith Summer Science Scholar Program at Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute to offer five summer science fellowships. Episcopal is the only school invited to participate in these phenomenal programs, which gives our students a competitive edge... click the photo to read the full story.

US Annual Black History Trivia Competition

The Diversity Council hosted its Annual Black History Trivia Competition on Monday, Feb. 11th.  Several Upper School students participated. The contestants were ranked based on a combination of how fast they answered and the number of correct responses. There were 63 challenging questions. It was exciting! 

The top five winners: 5th – sophomore Teddy Jones;  4th – senior Zadia Hollis;  3rd – sophomore Lowrey West;  2nd – senior Kevin Jordan;  

1st – senior Raivin Jackson 

Congratulations, Wildcats!

*Photo by junior Heather Harpole*

US/MS London Trip

The weather is cold and dreary.  Poet Christina Rossetti expressed it best in 1872 when she wrote “In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, / Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;”  Nevertheless, before we know it, spring will arrive and then summer vacation.  Now is the time to plan those summer trips!

The English and History Departments still have slots available for travelers who are interested in a summer tour of England June 24 - July 3.  All current 8th - 12th graders are eligible to attend.  Register by going online to www.passports.com. The Group Leader is Vivian Blair, and the Group ID is VBLAIR2019.  FINAL DEADLINE to sign up is March 5. 

For more information, contact Ms. Blair, Mrs. Conyer, or Mrs. Campbell.

MS Parent Book Chats

Dr. McCormick had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Shimi Kang's, The Self-Motivated Kid recently on a driving trip to and from Nashville, and he is excited to share it with interested parents. Consequently, here are dates and times for two upcoming book chats:  

Tuesday, March 26, 8:15-9:00am, MS Erwin Library

Tuesday, April 17, 8:15-9:00am, MS Erwin Library

This book won the 2015 USA Book News International Book Award for Parenting and Family.

MS Quiz Bowl Conference Victory Success!

I just wanted to send out a special thank you to all of the Quiz Bowl players and their parents -- it was really a special time for me, seeing the team come together under pressure to win an important tournament!  The Perrys and the Odles helped us out, too -- especially because we were basically confined to one room and needed sustenance... click the photo to read the full story.

MS Community Service Hours

Students who still need community service hours should sign up to work the Episcopal Collegiate water station for the upcoming Little Rock Marathon. All Middle School students must have five hours of community service to be able to sit for second semester exams. These hours must be documented on a community service form available in the Middle School Office and on-line.

Sign up to volunteer at the water station here!

LS Co-Curricular Music News

Lower School music students have been hard at work! Click the photo to read about all the exciting activities including trips to the Arkansas Symphony Children's Concert, learning to play the recorder, chanting songs, and fun new songs!

LS Read to Feed Program Begins

In Chapel, students learned about Heifer International’s efforts to end world hunger. One of their programs where students can have a direct impact while learning is their Read to Feed program. You should find a letter about Read to Feed in your child’s backpack. During Godly Play, Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be learning how the animals given by Heifer help families around the world, and students can bring in money for the classroom coin boxes. Students in first through fifth grades will be learning about Heifer’s work and setting reading goals... click the photo to read the full story.

LS Summer @ the E!

We are thrilled to offer these exciting summer opportunities for your children and non-Episcopal students. As you will see, we have many offerings, as well as lunch provided here during as camp as an option, as an added convenience.

Registration is now open and we hope you will share the Summer @ the E! Brochure with your friends and family who attend other schools, as all children are welcome to attend.

Questions: Contact Morgan Dlouhy or Leigh Jacobs

LS Chapel News

In Godly Play, we will be exploring the mission and development work of Heifer International as we talk about how we can help people around the world through our Read to Feed Program... click the photo to read the full story.

Chapel readers: Ellis Glover, Jaren Tritt, and Mary Margaret Rutledge

Cantors: Ava Moore, Finn Brister, and Lexi Haughian

LS Pride Patrol 2/19-2/22

Students assigned to Pride Patrol please be here and ready to start welcoming students at 7:30 a.m. If you cannot make it one day, please contact Tonya Thomas. Please note that if temperatures are frigid, students are not expected to complete Pride Patrol duties outside.

PreK: Abigail Arnold, Emma Beard, Mei Borg, Isabel Bright, Andy Dillard

K-5: Caroline Beard, Rhett Braunecker, Lucas Campbell, Sully Dockery, Miles Dockery