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[2 Jun 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,998 views]
2011 Upper School Awards

Last Friday, the 2011 Upper School Awards Ceremony honored the exemplary academic achievement of St. Margaret’s junior and senior students, their outstanding work beyond the classroom and contributions to the life of the school throughout their Upper School careers. Awards were given to students who showed high academic distinction, outstanding leadership, high character, extracurricular involvement and exceptional athletic ability.
Nine juniors were honored with College Book Awards, which are defined by the personal and academic qualities connected to the participating colleges. Seniors were also recognized with more than 20 awards including …

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[27 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,516 views]
PTF Awards Grants for 2011-12 School Year

On Tuesday, the Parent Teacher Fellowship hosted faculty and staff to a luncheon reception celebrating the PTF grants awarded for the 2011-2012 school year.
Throughout the year, the PTF holds fundraising opportunities that directly contribute to the grant program including: the Tartan Faire, the Hot Lunch Program, the Library Luncheon, eScrip and the Tartan Trot. The PTF Grant Committee, comprised of nine members of the Executive Board, solicit grant requests from all of St. Margaret’s faculty and staff members once a year beginning in February. The Grant Committee, along with input …

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[27 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,006 views]
Grade 8 Students Visit Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

The 8th grade returns today from a weeklong tour of Philadelphia and Washington D.C. The class trip serves as the culmination of the St. Margaret’s Middle School experience on many levels. This is the first time most students have traveled with their friends away from their families. Memories are made that last a lifetime.
The trip is also designed to complement the 8th grade United States history curriculum. Students see where the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Civil War battle of Gettysburg was fought, and the present day seat of …

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[26 May 2011 | admin | 2 Comments | 2,758 views]
Lower School Musical Follows the Yellow Brick Road

“Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!” More than 200 students, both onstage and behind the scenes, brought to life last week’s 2011 Lower School spring musical production, The Wizard of Oz. As the largest Lower School spring musical production in St. Margaret’s Episcopal School’s history, students in grades 1 through 5 worked together to bring the amazing characters of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Lion and Toto to the stage of Sillers Hall.
“It’s been fascinating to watch a new generation discover the story that for many of us has …

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[25 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 3,048 views]
St. Margaret’s Theatre Students Recognized with 15 M.A.C.Y. Awards

On Sunday, St. Margaret’s theatre students and their families participated in the 41st Annual Childress M.A.C.Y. Awards, held at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
St. Margaret’s students were honored with 15 awards for their work on Jane Eyre, including the Literature Brought to Life Award acknowledging the entire cast, crew and design team of the production.
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The most exciting moment of the event occurred at the end of the ceremony when senior Doug Davis won Best Performance by an Actor for his role as Rochester …

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[20 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 4,293 views]
College Counselors Visit 49 Colleges/Universities in the U.S. and Great Britain

St. Margaret’s comprehensive college counseling program, and particularly the expert on-campus college counselors, play a large role in the development of Upper School students as they prepare for graduation and transitioning to a college or university. The college counselors bring a wealth of experience to the college process and are professionally active and maintain a national profile to proactively strengthen the relationship of St. Margaret’s with colleges and universities. The college counseling office helps St. Margaret’s students and their families plan for future education, with personalized family meetings beginning the …

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[19 May 2011 | admin | One Comment | 3,709 views]
SMES Captures 17 CAPPIES Nominations, including Best Play, Best Musical and Best Critics Team

Early this morning, the Orange County CAPPIES announced the 2010 Nominees and Commendees for the 2010-2011 theatre season. St. Margaret’s students received 17 nominations for their work on Blithe Spirit and Jane Eyre in performing, design, technical and critical categories.
The Cappies is a national program, sponsored locally by The Orange County Register. It recognizes achievement in high school arts and drama programs. Sixty-one theatre productions performed by 33 high schools were eligible for this year’s awards. The Orange County Cappies Critic’s teams select “Critic’s Choices” in all eligible categories. Those …

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[19 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,075 views]
Breakthrough SJC Receives Generous Grant from United Way Orange County

St. Margaret’s Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano was recently awarded a $30,000 three-year grant from United Way Orange County. This grant will go a long way in helping St. Margaret’s continue its service to local students who are on the road to becoming the first in their families to graduate from college.
Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano is a year-round program with a strong summer contingent serving about 50 local middle school students and more than 60 high school students. Participants in the program are high-potential students from low-income families who are preparing …

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[16 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,806 views]
Middle School Student Wins First Place at California State Science Fair

Dave Weaver, grade 8, has placed first in the Fluid/Aerodynamics/Thermo-physics category for the California State Science Fair.
He was awarded a gold medal and $250. This award also qualifies David to enter the Broadcom MASTERS™ (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars), the national science, technology, engineering and math competition for U.S. students in grades 6, 7 and 8. David will have a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., where he will compete for awards and prizes, including the top education award of $25,000 presented …

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[13 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 3,246 views]
Johnny Li Named CA State Science Fair Student of the Year and Qualifies for 2011 U.S. Physics Team

Last week, the American Association of Physics Teachers announced that senior Johnny Li has qualified to compete in the International Physics Olympiad as a member of the U.S. Physics Team. This is Johnny’s second year qualifying for the U.S. Physics Team.
Last January, approximately 3,600 students participated in the Fnet=ma exam for a chance to qualify for the 2011 U.S. Physics Team. Out of the 3,600 students, 20 qualified for the team. These students are in the process of training for the mentally grueling exams and lab tests that they will …

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