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Knights fans of all ages are invited to cheer on the varsity football team against Redan High School in this Friday’s Homecoming game!

A morning pep rally will ensure students, faculty and staff are sufficiently spirited in advance of the festivities, and the game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Walsh Field. The evening also marks a decade of Pace football, so we’ll welcome back and recognize alumni football players and cheerleaders.

Alumni and their families may still register for the 6 p.m. tailgate and barbecue. Not a Pace grad? Not to worry! We’ll have food trucks on hand and plenty of game-day food in our snack bar. Come one, come all!

It’s an exciting fall for Upper School theatre! The department will present two productions: Almost, Maine, a whimsical comedy about love and loss, on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 3:15 p.m.; and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, scheduled for Oct. 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. Due to popular demand, an additional performance of Beauty and the Beast has been added on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m.!

Online ticket sales for both shows will begin on Friday, Sept. 28, at pace.booktix.com. Tickets for Almost, Maine are $5; tickets for Beauty and the Beast are $10 for students and $20 for adults.

All members of the Pace community are invited to join the Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL) on Monday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in Knights Hall to hear ICGL Visiting Scholar Jeff Goodell speak on the topic of Energy, this year's ICGL annual global theme.

An award-winning writer and investigative journalist, Goodell researches extensively and has become an expert on a wide range of topics, such as energy and climate science. Goodell is the author of multiple books, including Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future. He has worked since 1996 as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine and is a frequent contributor to the The New York Times MagazineThe New Republic and other publications. He is a commentator on energy and environmental issues, appearing on NPR, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and numerous other stations and shows. He is currently on tour for his new book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World.

Light refreshments will be provided. Knights Hall is located on the fifth floor of the Garcia Family Middle School. For more information, please contact ICGL Director Tricia Anderson.

The Publix Partners fundraising program has changed, making it easier than ever to earn money for Pace. Starting Oct. 1, Publix shoppers will key in a phone number at the register to raise funds for the school of their choice. Register for a Publix.com account and select Pace, and then track the funds Pace receives—to date more than $50,000! 

And the next time you order from Amazon, remember to shop AmazonSmile. When you purchase Amazon products through AmazonSmile, 0.5 percent of your purchase will automatically go to the Parents Club—at no cost to you! Simply log in to your existing Amazon account via smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2074448 (bookmark the link!). Once logged in, you’ll see “Supporting: Pace Academy Parents Club” below the search bar. You’re all set—start shopping!

The Pace community is invited to a workshop with actor Jared Bradshow on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center.

Bradshaw, whose Broadway credits include Jersey Boys and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has returned to Atlanta to star as Leo Frank in the Wallace Buice Theatre Company’s production of Parade, also featuring Upper School Theatre Director Sean Bryan.

Bradshaw will discuss his journey to Broadway and work with Upper School theatre students. Join us!