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Excellent Achievement From Former Students
Mrs. Newman,
Hello!  I hope you are doing well and ready for the summer.  I wanted to let you know that Henry Anthony graduated this past weekend and will be off to college in August to play baseball at Steven F. Austin.  I have included a picture of him.  
 
Henry and Chris Gokelman were the first recipients of the scholarship to St. Anthony in 2011.  Chris is an excellent musician will be be attending Oberlin College & Conservatory where he will be studying music.  Chris was the Valedictorian of our class and was an outstanding student (you can see all of his honor cords around his neck.  He has received so many awards that it’s hard to list them all.  He also earned over $400,000 in scholarship money).  Henry also had an outstanding 4 years at St. Anthony.  He was in the top 20% of his class, a member of the National Honor Society, signed a Division I Baseball Scholarship and was named MVP for both Football and Baseball in both 2014 and 2015.  I wanted to share this with you because they graduated from Buckner Fanning and the school did an excellent job preparing them for High School. Definitely, something BFSMS should be proud of!
 
Additionally, I wanted to let you know that I was at the Academic Banquet for St. Anthony’s a few weeks ago and this past year we had 6 students from Buckner Fanning attending St. Anthony’s as a part of the scholarship program.  Of the 6 students – 4 were in the top 10 in their class and 2 of the 4 were ranked #1 (Michael and Chris are ranked #1 and Zach is ranked #5.  Chris Wahl is in the top 10 as well).  3 of the 6 are the upperclassman and all 3 are in the National Honor Society.  I’m very proud of our boys and wanted to share this with you.  Lots of good things to come.
 
Have a great summer!
 
Thank you,
- L. Sanchez
My son is now in third grade (his fifth year at BFSMS) and is flourishing in many ways. He continues to be well ahead of the public school standards. The teachers and staff are very caring and every child receives the individual attention he or she deserves. He is provided with enrichment exercises in the classroom to make sure he stays challenged after he has mastered the current lessons. I have seen with the older children that the curriculum is sequenced very well from grade to grade.
 
He and the other third-graders are working hard to learn to take ownership of their own responsibilities. This has been a transition year, moving from the lower grades,  where they have much more hand-holding, to the upper grades, where they have to be more self-directed. The emphasis on developing the children academically, but also socially, emotionally, morally and spiritually is of immeasurable worth.
 
I feel my son will be better prepared for the future as a result of attending Buckner Fanning School at Mission Springs. - LeAnna Kosub
 
"My name is Vadrina Johnson and my son Sterling (at right) attended The School at Mission Springs (now Buckner Fanning School at Mission Springs) from 1998-2000. He was in the charter kindergarten class. I visited the school back in October while I was working in the area. We currently live in Plano and Sterling is about to complete his freshman year at Yale University.
   The School at Mission Springs provided me with the education and motivation to persevere and excel," Sterling said about his experience at the school.  We would like to extend thanks to the teachers, staff and the school for providing a great education foundation for Sterling." - Vadrina Johnson
 
"First things first, the Buckner Fanning School at Mission Springs was by far one of the best choices my husband and I had made for our daughter. She had a little trouble with her friends in fifth grade and that made us decide she deserved better and to try private schooling. As soon as we visited Buckner’s campus and met a few of the teachers we were excited and followed through with the open house, their tour and curriculum schedule example, and knew this was going to be great for her.  The small class sizes were perfect. The school is a Christian school; it was an incredible wonder to watch our daughter learn something about church, God, hymns and prayer.
   After the first year at BFSMS, with all the festivals, Christmas bazaars, barbecues, field trips and parent/teacher meetings, trust me, you become one big family! To this day, we miss them terribly and even though my daughter is now a junior in high school, we are still friends and still keep in touch.
   Buckner Fanning is one thing in our books we did right for our child. We will always miss the school, and we know our child got an opportunity that would have never happened in a public school setting. We’re thankful for all of them and their job is such a difficult one, but they do it, and do it very well." - Sherry Seidenberger
 
"Firstly, my sincerest gratitude to The Buckner Fanning School at Mission Springs (BFSMS) for the past assistance we have been granted. (My son) has attended BFSMS since he was in Kindergarten and my wish for him to continue is based upon the education he is receiving. My son is being educated far beyond academics. He is nourished spiritually, encouraged socially and strengthened physically. My purpose of being his mother is shared with BFSMS in offering him the best. My expectations have been realized through this education and it serves as the foundation for the greatness he will have in his life. BFSMS has been a remarkable partner!" -  Angela Holliday