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[7 Nov 2008 | admin | Comments Off | 1 views]
The Votes Are In: SMES Mock Election

The Library and Upper School ASB collaborated on a school-wide mock election on November 4, 2008. Voting booths were set up in the library and in the Pasternack Field House to accommodate the 645 Middle School and Upper School students who choose to cast their ballot. Lower School students participated in early voting during their library time the week leading up to Election Day.
“A mock election encourages discussion about the candidates, the issues, and the democratic process.” says Darla Magana, SMES Library Director. The Upper School ballot included all President …

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[7 Nov 2008 | admin | Comments Off | 1 views]
Fun at St. Margaret's 2008 Tartan Faire

By Janet Mitchell, Parent and PTF Communications and Publicity Assistant
Fall is here at last, a season I have always welcomed. I look forward to the changes in the season and watching my children begin another school year filled with the annual traditions which make our school such a wonderful place. Yes, autumn is in the air and all of the traditions that go with it…especially the Tartan Faire.
The Tartan Faire, held on October 30 on the Gateway field at St. Margaret’s, is always a wonderful way to celebrate the fall …

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[6 Nov 2008 | admin | Comments Off | 1 views]
Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut Reflects on the Historic Presidential Election

Reflections offered during Upper School Chapel Service – November 6, 2008
Throughout my life I have often thought about those special and memorable moments in history when we look outside ourselves and realize that we are part of something very important and very memorable. This phenomenon is often couched in questions like, where were you when?
For me these questions have led back to mostly tragic and traumatic times – the assassination of President Kennedy, the explosion of the Challenger, and of course, September 11, 2001.
Two days ago, we were all part …

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[21 Oct 2008 | admin | Comments Off | 1 views]
Character Talk Offers Valuable Reminders

Parent Educator Michael Josephson talks with SMES parents and faculty

Parent Educator Michael Josephson says, with the challenges of today’s hectic and demanding lives, an important reminder for parents in teaching character to children starts with putting their children at the top of their priorities every day. Josephson, founder of CHARACTER COUNTS! and The Josephson Institute, visited St. Margaret’s Episcopal School to speak with parents and faculty about his groundbreaking student research and character program.
Josephson says that character education begins at home with a child’s family and is enhanced at school …

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[17 Oct 2008 | admin | Comments Off | 1 views]
SMES Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Next week, St. Margaret’s will celebrate Red Ribbon Week, a national drug awareness and prevention campaign reaching millions of American kids in October each year. Every St. Margaret’s school division will take part next week in age appropriate ways.
Lower School will tie in the Red Ribbon message with the Character Counts! program and all students will be given red wrist bands to wear on Monday. Other giveaways will happen during the week and will finish on Friday with assemblies in the Campaigne Center (Kindergarten thru Grade 2 at 9:25 a.m.; …

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[12 Sep 2008 | admin | Comments Off | 1 views]

The permanent collection of St. Margaret’s student artwork is on display in the Tartan Center. Since the year 2000 the Visual Arts Department has held an annual student art competition of work done in a St. Margaret’s art class to build a permanent collection of student artwork. The works submitted for the competition are voted on by the St. Margaret’s Visual Arts faculty. The faculty looks for a pieces that engage the viewer with a clear concept and integrate the materials within the concept in order to communicate a visual …

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[12 Sep 2008 | admin | Comments Off | 1 views]
Tartan Family Round-up Kicks Off 2008-09 School Year

By Maggie Chang, PTF Communications and Publicity Chair
There was something to tempt every member of the family, as the SMES Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) and the Advancement Office welcomed all Tartan families for the third annual Tartan Family Roundup BBQ, Saturday, Sept. 6 on Gateway Field. With a record attendance of over 1,200 Tartans, this is proof positive that it is one of the favorite events of the year!
According to PTF President-Elect and Chair of the BBQ Holly Larsen, “This casual, come-as-you-are event was the perfect venue to kick off …

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[12 Sep 2008 | admin | Comments Off | 1 views]

By Janet Mitchell, PTF Communications and Publicity Assistant
The start of a new school year brings much excitement and energy, not only to our children, but to the parents as well. It is a time to rekindle old friendships, meet new friends and learn about exciting events and programs ahead. The PTF’s annual Welcome Back Coffee, is a great event to do this…where else can you go and eat a scrumptious breakfast, have a cup of coffee, and volunteer to support our wonderful school events at the same time? As Kathi …

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[29 Aug 2008 | admin | Comments Off | 1 views]
SMES Librarians Bring Home The Bronze

Your SMES Librarians danced and sang and twirled their book carts at the World Championship Book Cart Drill Team Competition at the American Library Association National Convention this summer in Anaheim, Calif. The light-hearted competition features library book cart precision drill teams of library staff members from across the country who push book carts in choreographed dance formation to music. Often the book carts are decorated and so are the library staff members.
A definite crowd favorite in their gold-sequined tuxedo tail costumes, our team brought home the much coveted bronze-plated …

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