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[30 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 5,018 views]
Upper School Students Construct Solar Powered Box Car in Engineering Class

For the final project of their introduction to engineering class, juniors Philip Bauer, Chris Howington, Takeru Inui, Brant Miller and Lara Ohanesian have made a solar powered box car.

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[28 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 5,025 views]
Clowns Visit the Preschool for Some Year-End Fun

Just when the end of the year stress starts to creep in…clowns to the rescue! Two of the Early Childhood Development Center teachers, Lore Fredette and Shelley Harmon, put on a mime show last Friday to rival Cirque du Soleil.

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[22 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 4,029 views]
Preschoolers Savor Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars

Eighteen happy preschoolers came back to school last Friday night for ‘dinner and a movie.’ They feasted on pizza and watermelon, made ice cream sundaes and watched animated children’s classic storybooks in the Performing Arts Center.

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[16 May 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,571 views]
Professional Artist Gives Lasting Art Lesson to Preschool Students

Professional Artist Jeff Sewell visited the Preschool on Monday to demonstrate oil painting to the students, creating a scene from Laguna Beach.

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[25 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,638 views]
Preschool Gets Hands-On Exploration for Earth Day

Learning in the preschool is hands-on and full of observing and making discoveries. Celebrating Earth Day is no exception.

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[25 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,435 views]
Special Guest Gives Students Firsthand Account of Iranian History and Iranian-American Relations

On Monday, students in Mr. James Harris’ Advanced Placement world history courses welcomed Reza Yeganeh, a University of California, Irvine graduate student, on to campus to hear about the history of modern Iran and the development of Iranian-American relations since 1953.

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[21 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,936 views]
“Celebrity Readers” take Part in SMES Library Read Across America Celebration

This month in the Library, we have been celebrating READ ACROSS AMERICA reminding students that “Reading Takes You Places!” In addition to our guest authors Renee Carter and Major Brian Dennis, the Lower School students have been enjoying “celebrity readers” during story time.

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[1 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 11,701 views]
Grade 6 Students Inventively Define Oxymoron

Holy War, Tiger Shark, Sweet Tart, sad clown, dragon fruit, happy hunger games, silent scream, Diet Coke and Smart Phone….what are these? The answer is the winning oxymora (plural of oxymoron) entries in St. Margaret’s 12th Annual Sixth Grade Oxymoron Contest held at the onset of the second semester.

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[20 Feb 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,806 views]
A Time of Year for Loving Kindness: Preschool Families Give Generously for Laura’s House

Alison Wachtel, St. Margaret’s P4 parent, came up with a wonderful idea to support children in need in our area sparked by her desire to honor the children of Newtown, Conn. One of the mothers of the victims in Newtown recently stated her family decided to, “choose love over anger” and continues to share the message “Love Wins.”

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[7 Feb 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,212 views]
Creator and Rider of “World’s Fastest Electric Motorcycle” Visits Lower School to Talk STEM

Eleven-time world record holder, engineer and daredevil Chip Yates came to inspire the growing minds of St. Margaret’s Lower School students on January 31. The animated speaker entertained as well as educated grades K-5 about pursuing the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiative.

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