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Homecoming 2014

Posted August 27, 2014

Filed Under: Football | Announcements | Events | Sports | Alumni

Weekly Sports Schedule 8/25/14 and 9/2/14

Posted August 26, 2014

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Filed Under: Football | Girls' Volleyball | Soccer Club | Sports

Fall Sports Practices

Posted August 19, 2014

Mid School Students (Soccer & Flag Football)

SOCCER

MID SCHOOL SOCCER PRACTICE STARTS TOMORROW NIGHT
WEDNESDAY, 20 AUGUST, 2014

PRACTICE WILL RUN FROM 4 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M. ON THE FRONT LAWN


PLEASE BRING:

·        SOCCER CLEATS/APPROPRIATE SHOES
·        SHIN GUARDS
·        WATER BOTTLE (WITH WATER!)
·        SOCCER BALL

FLAG FOOTBALL

MID SCHOOL FLAG FOOTBALL PRACTICE STARTS
MONDAY, 25 AUGUST, 2014

PRACTICE WILL RUN FROM 4 P.M. TO 4:45 P.M.
ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD

PLEASE BRING:

·        CLEATS/APPROPRIATE SHOES
·        SHORTS/TSHIRT
·        WATER BOTTLE (WITH WATER!)


Upper School Students (AYSO Soccer)

AYSO SOCCER PRACTICE STARTS TOMORROW NIGHT
WEDNESDAY, 20 AUGUST, 2014

PRACTICE WILL RUN FROM 4 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M. ON THE FRONT LAWN

PLEASE BRING:

·        SOCCER CLEATS/APPROPRIATE SHOES
·        SHIN GUARDS
·        WATER BOTTLE (WITH WATER!)
·        SOCCER BALL

NOTE:  THE FOLLOWING SPORTS HAVE ALREADY STARTED PRACTICE.

·        UPPER SCHOOL FOOTBALL
·        UPPER SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
·        MID SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
·        UPPER SCHOOL/MID SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY


FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT OUR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, COACH GARY BOATMAN @ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) OR 345-7727.

 

Filed Under: Football | Girls' Volleyball | Boys' Basketball | Girls' Basketball | Soccer Club | Track & Field | Announcements | Sports

Picnic in the Park This Saturday!

Posted August 18, 2014

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Gus Brock Hired to Lead Panther Football Program

Posted August 11, 2014

He’s BAAACK!  Coach Gus Brock has been hired to lead the Menaul School football program - again.

Coach Brock follows Head Coach/Athletic Director, Jeff Strohecker, who resigned after 8 years of service to Menaul to pursue a teaching/coaching opportunity with Cibola High School.

Coach Brock has over 35 years of coaching experience with teams in Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Arizona.  He led the Panther football program for 16 years, from 1982 to 1998, winning a state title in 1991.  He was selected by the New Mexico Coaches Association to serve as a head coach for three All-Star games and was honored in 2005 for 150 wins as a New Mexico varsity football coach.

Menaul School President and Head of School Lindsey Gilbert believes that “Menaul is very fortunate to have found someone with both the football knowledge AND the history with Menaul that Coach Brock brings to the table.  We are honored that Coach Brock has agreed to once again lead the Panther football program.  This is a great story!”

The Menaul School community is happy to welcome Gus Brock and his wife back to our sidelines.

 

Filed Under: Football | Physical Education | Announcements | Sports | Alumni

Used Uniforms Now For Sale in Panther Den!

Posted August 04, 2014

USED UNIFORMS NOW FOR SALE!

THE PANTHER DEN WILL BE OPEN
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th from 4 pm to 7 pm and
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7th from 4 pm to 7 pm  CANCELLED
TO SELL USED UNIFORM SHIRTS AND SHORTS.

WE WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING CASH AND CHECKS,
DUE TO LIMITED HOURS AND HELP.

LOOK FOR WEEKLY UPDATES FOR WHEN
THE PANTHER DEN WILL BE OPEN.

DONATIONS OF USED UNIFORM SHIRTS AND SHORTS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED THROUGH AUGUST 12th.  DONATED UNIFORM SHIRTS AND SHORTS WILL BE COLLECTED IN THE ADVANCEMENT OFFICE IN DONALDSON HALL DURING OFFICE HOURS
AND IN THE PANTHER DEN WHILE OPEN.
YOUR DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

YOUR HELP COULD GO A LONG WAY!  VOLUNTEERS TO HELP IN THE PANTHER DEN ARE NEEDED.
PLEASE CONTACT PAULETTE LUCAS AT (505) 463-2239 IF INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING.
THANK YOU!

 

Filed Under: Announcements

Sports Update

Posted July 29, 2014

The Fall Sports Parent meeting was held last evening in the Menaul School gym.  If you were unable to attend, please take a close look at the following agenda items and direct your questions to Athletic Director, Jeff Strohecker – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Of particular note:

  1. ALL student athletes (Upper School and Mid School) must have a current physical before they are allowed to participate in practice and/or games;
  2. Menaul School’s eligibility requirements are more stringent than those of the NMAA (see below).
  3. We are looking for a “Team Parent” for every sport.  Please contact Troy Williamson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if interested.


Fall Sports 2014
PARENT MEETING
Menaul School Gymnasium
Monday, 28 July 2014
6:30 p.m.

FALL SPORTS

  • FOOTBALL PRACTICE BEGINS AUGUST 4TH , TIMES WILL BE OUT SOON
  • VOLLEYBALL AUGUST 11TH , TIMES WILL BE OUT SOON
  • FOOTBALL/VOLLEYBALL GAMES CAN BE FOUND ON THE MENAUL MASTER CALENDAR (www.menaulschool.com/calendar/month)
  • AYSO SOCCER AND CROSS COUNTRY - TBD
  • MID SCHOOL FLAG FOOTBALL WILL BE ANNOUNCED AFTER SCHOOL STARTS
  • MID SCHOOL VOLLEY BALL WILL BE ANNOUNCED FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL
  • MID SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY - TBD


PHYSICALS/PARENTAL CONSENT/PROOF OF INSURANCE

  • PARENTAL CONSENT AND PROOF OF INSURANCE ARE PART OF YOUR REGISTRATION PACKETS
  • ALL PHYSICALS MUST BE TURNED IN BEFORE ANY STUDENT CAN PARTICIAPTE IN ANY PRACTICES OR TEAM EVENTS (STUDENTS MAY NOT EVEN WATCH PRACTICE WITHOUT HAVING PHYSICALS TURNED IN)
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ALSO NEED PHYSICALS ON RECORD
  • ALL PHYSICALS MUST BE NEW STARTING ON OR AFTER APRIL 1, 2014 (NMAA) (PHYSICALS VALID THROUGH THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR)


MENAUL ATHLETICS EXPECTATIONS

  • PRACTICES ARE MANDATORY
  • STUDENT ATHLETES WILL BE AT PRACTICE DAILY IF THEY EXPECT TO PLAY
  • STUDENTS WILL NEED TO COMPLETE A WEEKLY GRADE CHECK BEGINNING AUGUST 11TH.  FAILURE TO TURN IN GRADE CHECK WILL RESULT IN GAME, PRACTICE TIME PENALTIES OR SUSPENSION
  • ALL STUDENT ATHLETES ARE EXPECTED TO CARRY A 2.0 OR HIGHER GPA THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR (AND MAY NOT BE FAILING ANY CLASSES)
  • ACADEMIC POLICY (NMAA STANDARDS, MENAUL’S HIGHER STANDARDS)


TEAM PARENTS NEEDED

WINTER/SPRING SPORTS

  • DAY 1 PRACTICES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND POSTED SEPTEMBER 1ST

 

Filed Under: Football | Girls' Volleyball | Boys' Basketball | Girls' Basketball | Soccer Club | Track & Field | Announcements | Sports

Picnic in the Park

Posted July 23, 2014

Filed Under: Events

Head of School Announces 2014-2015 Theme

Posted July 21, 2014

Be Better, Do Better

One of the greatest moments of sports movie history is when boxing neophyte Rocky Balboa, in Rocky II, after taking an unbelievable beating from Apollo Creed, gets off the mat with a supreme act of will to defeat the current world champion by a knockout and is given the microphone. He humbly thanks his opponent, his trainer, his wife, and his team before he proclaims, “Yo, Adrian, I did it!” This affirms that his herculean efforts to win were not his alone but the result of committed training and the hard work of his team. Who can forget his runs through the neighborhoods to the top to the plaza steps in Philly?  It gives me chills just to think about it.  Rocky embodied the concept of Be Better, Do Better.

When Rocky’s story began, he was a third-rate local boxer with bad habits – smoking, drinking – and limited career opportunities. He made a living being “muscle” for the local loan sharks who mostly collected gambling debts. He saw himself as “just another bum.” However, fortune in the guise of a mousey girl, Adrian, and trainer, Mick, who saw his inner strength and love of life, came to Rocky, and he embraced the opportunity. He imagined a better future and prepared for it with determination and expert guidance. He won a fight to become the heavyweight champion of the world by “becoming” a better person.

School is about challenging you to Be Better, to dig down and use your inner resources and the support of your mentors to Do Better, as Rocky did. This is a formula for success; if you work hard to become a strong, moral, more determined person and are open to your teachers’ instruction and mentorship, good results will follow.

To summarize my thoughts about our new theme, please enjoy the fifth, sixth, and last stanza of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s greatest poem, “A Psalm of Life:”

In the world’s broad field of battle,
   In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
   Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!
   Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,— act in the living Present!
   Heart within, and God o’erhead!

Let us, then, be up and doing,
   With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
   Learn to labor and to wait.

Blessings as you strive to Be Better, Do Better!


Lindsey R. Gilbert, Jr.
President & Head of Menaul School

 

Filed Under: Announcements

Last Week of School / Graduation Week

Posted May 20, 2014

May 22nd:  Last Day of School (students released at 11am)
—iPads must be returned before students leave—
—no backpacks allowed—
—no lunch served—

May 22nd at 12pm:  8th Grade Rite of Passage (Auditorium)

May 22nd at 6pm:  Menaul Honors (Gym)

May 23rd at 7pm:  Baccalaureate (First Presbyterian Church)

May 24th at 10am:  Graduation (Hart Park)

 

Filed Under: Announcements