Lower School assembly recap from November 4th



The November 4th Lower School Assembly highlighted the achievements of our awesome Lower School students in all sorts of areas, both academic and extracurricular.

Grace Vernine started the assembly by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Mrs. Fine then announced that Tuesday, November 8th is Red, White & Blue day to celebrate election day. Students will be allowed to wear a red, white and blue shirt with their uniform bottoms that day.

The New Building Campaign

All parents are invited to our Kickoff Celebration for The New Building Campaign on Thursday, November 17th at 5:30 PM in the West Lounge. Free childcare will be provided, including a pizza dinner for the children. For more information, email communications@farragut.org.

Reading Counts


Third grader Nour Fackih recieving her ribbon

Reading Counts assigns points to each book and the following students were awarded ribbons and will have a special celebration for reaching the 25 or 50 points mark! The celebration will be on Tuesday, November 8th at 2:40 p.m. with Mrs. Morris in the Student Center.

  • 2nd grade – Andre Billie, Jett Caisse, Olivia Forand, Dylan Harper, Danielle Larrinaga, Brielle Nestor, Adina Pompa, Gabe Rodriguez, Jacob Singleton, Lyla Whitney
  • 3rd grade – Joey Antonucci, Michael Athans, Carlos Bonilla, Carson Covington, Heidi Etter, Nour Fackih, Marin Lewis, Katie Lynch, Nikita Johnson, Ellie Stone, Peter Vaughn, Lorenzo Wainwright
  • 4th grade – Jacob Arias, Asher Mozombite, Allister Nasr, Isabella Reynolds, Hannah Singleton
  • 6th grade – Madison Hollingsworth
  • 7th grade – Lily Mozombite, Tyler Turner

Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following 3rd-7th grade students who made Honor Roll (all A’s and B’s on their report card) during Quarter 1.

  • 3rd Grade – Joey Antonucci, Carlos Bonilla, Carson Covington, Heidi Etter, Nour Fackih, Marin Lewis, Peter Vaughn
  • 4th Grade – Jacob Arias, Joey Culbertson, Cedric Fisher, Valentina Romano, Hannah Singleton, Madison Steele, Zachary Vaughn, Alexandra Wallace
  • 5th Grade – Sophia Bourque, Traveler Cornish, Sophie Deitche, Julia LoRusso, Logan Martin, Braedon Miner, Codi Rano, Hans Renlund, Lars Renlund
  • 6th Grade – Ryan Almstadt, Garrett Fisher, Madison Hollinsworth, Aidan Kreps-Giacaglia, Timur Sedykh
  • 7th Grade – Sophia Bruno, Ben Crawford, Elijah Dixon, Austin Gay, Markel Lambert, Brian Magenheimer, Lilyana Mozombite, Billy Price, Hugh Seeley, Brooke Sokolowski, Tyler Turner, Isabella Wainwright, Aundrea Wohnsen

Principal’s List

Congratulations to the following 3rd-7th grade students who made Principal’s List (all A’s on their report card) during Quarter 1.


3rd Grade – Michael Athans and Katie Lynch


4th Grade – Myles Bonilla, Brennen Cornish, Ethan Creadon, Allister Nasr, Isabella Reynolds, and Zachary Rice


5th Grade – Christopher DeMaio, Aiden Geis, Will Seeley and Grace Vernine


6th Grade – Johnny Antonucci, Jillian Aprile, Calli McKee, Jack Sokolowski, Jordan Thompson, and Sam Wilson


7th Grade – Ben Crawford, Matthew Levin, Kalynn Miner, Helena Panuthos, and Dylan Rice

Campus Beautification

On Saturday, August 13th we held our first Campus Beautification for the school year. We had quite a few Lower School students who came out to help!


PreK student Oleg Tchentsov, Kindergarten student Claire Lynch, First grader Leila Bakken, Second grader Danielle Larrinaga, Third grader Katie Lynch Fourth grader Myles Bonilla, Fourth grader Asher Mozombite, Fifth grader Hans Renlund, Fifth grader Lars Renlund, Fifth grader Karolina Kutova, Fifth grader Sophia Bourque, and Seventh grader Lilyana Mozombite.

Wine Raffle Winners

Mr. Covington then came up and announced the winners of the Wine Raffle.


Sixth grader Jillian Aprile got third place selling 50 tickets, winning a Yeti Hopper!


Third grader Marin Lewis got second place with 70 tickets, winning a trip to Walt Disney World!


Fifth grader Colin Witt got first place selling a whopping 162 tickets, winning the grand prize of a 55″ Samsung television and an Xbox One system!

Class with the most ticket sold:

  • 1st Place – 5th Grade 313
  • 2nd Place -7th Grade 211
  • 3rd Place 3rd Grade   196

Tickets sold by Grade

  • Pre K – 92 sold by 4 students
  • Kindergarten – 82 sold by 8 students
  • 1st grade – 41 sold by 3 students
  • 2nd grade – 79 sold by 5 students
  • 3rd grade – 196 sold by 10 students
  • 4th grade – 63 sold by 4 students
  • 5th grade – 313 sold by 8 students
  • 6th grade – 126 sold by 9 students
  • 7th grade – 211 sold by 13 students
  • 8th grade – 29 sold by 3 students
  • 9th grade – 121 sold by 6 students
  • 10th grade – 79 sold by 8 students
  • 11th grade – 54 sold by 4 students
  • 12th grade – 39 sold by 3 students

Other Student Accomplishments

Kindergarten student Zachary Rodgers earned his Yellow Belt in Tae Kwon Do last Saturday. Zac is an up-and-coming Tae Kwon Do student. In addition eight other students came up front to be acknowledged for earning a martial arts belt!


Marin Lewis (3rd grade) won five 1st place medals in her first dance competition and a crystal trophy.


Third grader Carlos Bonilla has competed and won medals and a crystal trophy as well in 3 major competitions.“He’s very talented,” Gosia Wienc, Carlos’ dance instructor from the Magic Dance Club, says. “He is working on the bronze level of his dancing instruction, a level that usually takes 3 years to complete, yet Carlos is almost done after just one year.” Carlos and Gosia performed on stage to give everyone a glimpse of one of their ballroom routines.

Key of Excellence for November is Patriotism and Citizenship

Our new Key of Excellence for November is Patriotism and Citizenship. Our four focus behaviors are to:

  1. Display our Pride – by saying the Pledge of Allegiance, displaying our flag each day and wearing red, white and blue next week on Election Day.
  2. Learn more about our country’s history and culture – It is important to understand the strengths and weaknesses in our country’s past and present.
  3. Give back to the community – A good citizen works to take care of others in need. This month we will be doing a very special service learning project.
  4. Follow the rules – For our school to stay nice for everyone, we all have to follow the safety and manners rules that are part of our classrooms.

These are some of the many ways we can show patriotism and citizenship. Remembering the men and women who serve our country is another way. Many of us probably know someone who is serving in the military. We would like to show some of those troops how much we appreciate their service and have connected with a unit that would benefit from receiving care packages from our students.

Stocking Stuffers for Our Soldiers

Tyler Turner’s father is currently stationed in Kuwait, and students are encouraged to collect items to make Christmas stockings for the soldiers who are in his building.


“I am very excited to tell you about our project. We are going to collect Christmas stockings and small items to put in the stockings to send to the men and women serving with Lt. Col. Turner. Items that seem like no big deal to us are really nice to have for our soldiers that are away from home. And, receiving a Christmas stocking when you can’t be home for the holidays is extra special! We will be collecting items such as the stockings, candy canes, mints, gum, snack packs of cookies, toothbrushes and travel toothpaste. There will be a giant stocking that we are going to  try to fill all the way to the top with special treats. Everyone who contributes to the stockings will be allowed to wear jeans on Dec. 2. So, this weekend when your family goes to the grocery store, or Target, or the Dollar Tree, pick up one or more of these items to bring in for our collection. We will be collecting for the next two weeks until we leave for Thanksgiving and I’m looking forward to seeing that big stocking fill up!”