St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School welcomes the families of its 162 Upper School students to attend Family Weekend, Friday September 27-Sunday, September 29. The weekend is an opportunity for both day and boarding families to get a glimpse of the SAS classroom experience, meet with teachers, advisors, house heads and coaches, and connect with other families.
Friday’s highlights include a home football game, a cross country meet, and junior varsity and varsity volleyball games. SAS will be celebrating its senior cross country runners at 5 p.m. and its volleyball players before their 6 p.m. game. Dinner will be served at the varsity field. There will be a parents’ reception at Ayres House at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the day begins early with a Q & A session with Interim Dean of Students Geoffrey Smith and Academic Dean Kelley Black. An address by Head of School Karl Sjolund will be followed by a class walk-through, faculty office hours, and a college counseling session for juniors and their parents. At 12:30 p.m. Steve Yeats of Revolution Prep will offer a public session on pre-college standardized testing in McCrory Hall and faculty offering international trips to Jamaica, China, Honduras, and Ecuador will answer parent questions. Saturday evening entertainment includes Creative Expression at 7:30 p.m. The event is an evening version of the student assembly that encourages the community to share arts performances.
The weekend concludes with a Sunday Eucharist and brunch. The Eucharist, which begins at 10:30 a.m., will feature student musicians. The Rev. Molly Short, Chaplain, will be the celebrant and Head of School Karl Sjolund will be preaching.
The athletic events, standardized testing information session, Creative Expression, and Sunday Eucharist are open to the public.
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