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[7 Oct 2011 | admin | One Comment | 4,362 views]
Talented Tartan Tellers Tell Tales at OC Children’s Book Festival

Five Tartan storytellers took the stage before the crowd at the eighth annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival on Sunday, Oct. 2 at Orange Coast College, where more than 40,000 children, teens and adults turned out to celebrate the written and spoken word. St. Margaret’s Artist-in-Residence Victoria Burnett, a renowned national storyteller and poet, was invited to perform at the festival. Sensing an opportunity for her fourth grade Tartan Tellers to stretch themselves and hone their craft, she suggested to festival organizers that they invite the youngsters onstage. They jumped …

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[15 Sep 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,288 views]

Tuesday, October 18, 8 a.m. Location: Sillers Hall
The Tartan Talk about the Arts Department has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 18. Please join Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut, Academic Dean Dr. Regina McDuffie, division principals and Director of the Arts Darcy Rice for our first Tartan Talk of the school year. Coinciding with the focus of the September/October Tartan newsletter in the mail this week, we will present the arts department’s philosophy and best practices, an overview of the scope and sequence of the curriculum across the divisions of the school …

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Announcements »

[15 Sep 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,357 views]
Commencement 2011

The commemorative publication focusing on the Class of 2011 Commencement Ceremony will be arriving in your mailboxes this week with the September/October Tartan Newsletter. For additional articles and photograph galleries highlighting the Class of 2011, including the Bishop’s Spirituality Award and events such as the Upper School Awards, Senior Breakfast, Senior BBQ, and more, click here.

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[2 Sep 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,977 views]
“Endless Amounts of Opportunities” Open The 2011-2012 School Year

St. Margaret’s officially opened the 2011-2012 school year with a spirited all-school ceremony with the student body, faculty and staff on Wednesday in the Pasternack Field House.
Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut welcomed the students noting the end of summer and that it was not long ago that, “we were here in June saying goodbye to the Class of 2011.” He recognized, while familiar, the school is decidedly different in a variety of ways including the Class of 2012 taking their new place of honor as the new leaders of the school.
“Today, …

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[31 Aug 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,266 views]

The visible progress of construction on the Performing Arts Center is creating lots of buzz in our local San Juan community. San Juan Capistrano Patch education writer Penny Arevalo visited campus this week to meet with Headmaster Marcus Hurlbut, Director of Operations and Finance David Bush and Director of the Arts Darcy Rice to learn about the project, tour the site and write a feature story on construction progress and the plans for the future use of the space for performing arts. Click here to read the story.

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[26 Aug 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 4,554 views]
Breakthrough College Bound Students Excel at CUSD Math Exam

On August 4, approximately 11 of the Breakthrough College Bound students (formally the High School Transition Program) joined other students from across Capistrano Unified School District to take an exam that could potentially allow them to bypass Algebra IB and enter straight into geometry as freshman. These 11 students were among 25 Breakthrough College Bound students who spent six weeks of their summer preparing for high school in Breakthrough’s College Bound program.
Click here for photo gallery.
“Breakthrough is more than just a middle school program. The students commit to working with …

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[13 Jul 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,989 views]
Tartan Speech and Debate Team Brings Home Top Tournament Awards

The Tartan speech and debate team is a relatively small team of approximately 15-20 people, entirely student-run and student led. We’ve come a long way from only four students in 2007. We compete out-of-state and all over the West Coast in places like Berkeley, Long Beach and even Las Vegas.

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[27 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,592 views]

Wednesday’s Tartan Talk on foreign language was the last for the 2010-2011 school year. This year’s Tartan Talks have coincided with the academic discipline represented in each of our Tartan newsletters and presented an in-depth look at St. Margaret’s five, core academics: English, math, science, history and foreign language.
Each gathering included Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut, Academic Dean Dr. Regina McDuffie, division principals and the department chair of each academic discipline. The department’s philosophy and best practices, an overview of the scope and sequence of the curriculum across the divisions of …

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[27 Apr 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,422 views]
San Juan Capistrano Patch Features SMES Cum Laude Inductees

On Thursday, April 14, seven juniors and 12 seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society, an international honors organization for which only a small percentage of high school juniors and seniors are qualified.
Last week, the students were featured in a San Juan Capistrano Patch article.
Click here to view the San Juan Capistrano Patch article.
Click here to view the Tartan Today article.

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[21 Apr 2011 | admin | One Comment | 5,472 views]
Cum Laude Society Inducts 19 St. Margaret’s Students

Last Thursday, seven juniors and 12 seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society, an international honors organization for which only a small percentage of high school juniors and seniors are qualified. To be eligible, juniors must rank in the top 10 percent of their class, and seniors must rank in the top 20 percent of their class. In addition, each inductee must be approved by the Cum Laude committee, consisting of school faculty and administrators who evaluate whether they strive for perfection in their coursework and set high academic …

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