From your midtown campus principal, Rhonda Jones

When the first fall day arrives my heart makes an immediate jump to Thanksgiving. I was reared in Ohio, where Fall is full of abundant beauty and quite frankly, lasts a lot longer than the season can muster in Oklahoma. In this long season of COVID, gratitude has been my coping mechanism. As I’ve pondered gifts I’m grateful for, I’ve been reminded that storing up treasures in our hearts also helps us focus on our Heavenly treasures. Treasures that do not fade or dull as daily weathering and worldly pursuits attempt to pervade. A truth penned by Thornton Wilder creates a beautiful word picture that embodies a glimpse of hope-filled living; “we can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures”. As you find many beautiful reasons to focus on the season of Fall, may these thoughts also allow you to look up, as the Psalm says, and focus on the many good gifts that await us in Heaven and are meant to strengthen our hearts as we live an abundant life in Christ on this earth.

A Few Logistics

1.  School Absences – Please partner with us and be sure to call the school office or email Mrs. Vishanoff prior to 10am if your child is ill and unable to attend school.

2.  PSAT & SAT – Mrs. Vishanoff has sent an email about how to sign up for these tests, which will be offered at the Midtown Campus in October.  The sign-up deadline is September 30th.  Please refer to the the instructions from Mrs. Vishanoff if you desire to sign up. 

Parent Teacher Conferences – October 29th & 30th

Parents, prior to October 10th  Mr. Kelley will send an informational email about conferences and a sign-up genius form.  Each grade level will receive this documentation individually by grade, which may occur on different days prior to October 10th.  Below you will find important snippets that are beneficial for you to know now.  We plan to host conferences at the following times: (1) Thursday afternoon and evening & (2) Friday during the school day.

  • We desire all parents of Freshman and new students sign up for conferences. 
  • Two weeks prior to conferences if you your student is failing a specific class that teacher will reach out and ask you to sign up for an individual session.
  • Parents of upperclassmen are welcome to sign up to meet with your teaching team.
  • When you receive the sign-up genius, sign up for 1 slot, which will include a rotating schedule for your entire teaching team. 
  • If you desire to only meet with 1 teacher, contact that teacher directly.
  • If you desire to meet with 2 to 4 teachers, but do not need to meet with the entire teaching team, contact Mr. Kelley directly.  He will create a modified appointment slot for you. 

Upcoming Calendar Events

  • Mondays Chapel (formal uniform)
  • Tuesdays Off Campus Lunch Day, Hildegard may wear jeans & spirit wear tops all year
  • Thursdays Lyceum days or Spirit days, monthly


  • Thursday 9/17 Restore OKC care training for OKCPS volunteerism (when opportunities exist again)
  • Thursday 10/1 Midtown Kickball Tournament occurs 10/1 & 10/8 & 10/22
  • Thursday 9/24 Lyceum speaker Trent England, OCPA staff member speaking on campaign management
  • Thursday 10/8 Spirit Day; students wear jeans & Academy spirit/swag as tops
  • October 15 & 16 Fall Break
  • Thursday 10/22 Midtown Halloween Event; students dress in a costume (dress code guidelines apply)
  • October 29 & 30 Parent teacher conferences