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[2 Nov 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 995 views]

Tuesday, November 6, 8:15 a.m. Location: Tartan Center
The media world has a big influence in shaping the values, needs and identities of our daughter’s today. Although we may be able to shelter some of the expose, it is inevitable that they will receive distorted images through media that may influence how they view themselves and the world they live in. In this session of the Mother-Daughter Project we will discuss skills to discern and interpret the images presented by the media that you can share with your daughter.
 

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[26 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,080 views]
Madeline Albright: Read my Pins

On Friday, October 19, eight St. Margaret’s students from Advanced Placement Government and Global Studies attended a special presentation at the Bowers Museum featuring former Ambassador to the United Nation and Secretary of State Madeline Albright. The former Secretary of State was at the Bowers Museum to unveil a new exhibit entitled Read my Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection.
As the Bowers Museum states:
The Albright collection consists of pins that Secretary Madeleine K. Albright, America’s ambassador to the United Nations (1993-1997) and the first woman to occupy the position of U.S. …

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[26 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,390 views]
The Student Academic Support Center at St Margaret’s: Nurturing Lifelong Learners

By Liddy Lind, PTF Secretary
Greg Koch, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist for the Student Academic Support Center (SASC) at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, spoke at the Parent Teacher Fellowship Monthly Membership Mixer on October 18 about the Center’s role in nurturing lifelong learners. The SASC works with teachers, administrators and parents to identify students whose full potential is not being maximized. Some students may excel in one or more areas and may benefit from instruction that extends beyond the typical curriculum, while other students may have problems in a specific area …

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[19 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,589 views]
Renowned Speaker Joe Ehrmann Delivers a Thought-Provoking Message about Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes

The 2012-2013 St. Margaret’s Parent Teacher Fellowship Parent-Up Speakers Series kicked off last Friday with students, parents, faculty and staff each attending a thought-provoking session on “Raising Healthy Men and Women in the 21st Century” with former NFL star, motivational speaker and coach, Joe Ehrmann. The focus of each lecture was geared toward the specific audience and touched on raising morally healthy and socially responsible children in today’s world.
“Joe Ehrmann encouraged us to work on our own personal narratives in order to be the transformational teacher, coach and parent we …

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[19 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,673 views]
Admission Open House November 10 – Invite a Friend

Prospective students and parents are cordially invited to St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Admission Open House
Saturday, November 10, 2012

PRESCHOOL: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
-Headmaster’s Welcome
-Director’s Presentation
-Tour Early Childhood Development Center
-Visit Outdoor Classroom, Garden and Art Center
-Conversations with Faculty and Parents
-Classroom Visits
KINDERGARTEN – GRADE 12: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
-Headmaster’s Welcome
-Academics, Athletics and Arts Fair
-Campus Tours and Classroom Visits
-Visit Engineering, Robotics and Design Labs
-Tour New Performing Arts Center & Student Showcase
-Conversations with Faculty and School Leaders
-College Counseling Information
-Student Panel Discussion
Please contact the Office of Admission, 949.661.0108 ext. 248, admission@smes.org for more information.
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[19 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 39,612 views]
SMES Invited to Present iPad Integration at UCI

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School was invited to attend a panel exchange hosted by University of California, Irvine’s School of Education earlier this month. In attendance were teams from three different schools in Sweden, St. Margaret’s Director of Academic and Information Technology Lynn Ozonian, Instructional Technology and Resource Coach Tait Lihme and Academic Dean Dr. Jeneen Graham, and members of the local St. Paul’s Lutheran School administration.
UCI Professor and Associate Dean Mark Warschauer shared current research in technology and literacy while the schools from Sweden each shared a current project. St. …

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[28 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,300 views]
SMES Students Win in International Academic Decathlon

For the first time in school history, a St. Margaret’s team of nine grade 9 and 10 students participated in an academic decathlon this week, and placed fifth overall, out of nearly 50 schools, in the 9th/10th grade international school division.
The inaugural International da Vinci Decathlon places emphasis on higher order thinking skills, problem solving and creativity with the purpose of providing a stimulating, inter-disciplinary academic challenge for students. Students work collaboratively in teams of eight, with one alternate, to compete in tasks that encompass engineering, mathematics, philosophy, code breaking, …

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[21 Sep 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,150 views]
A Fun-filled Literary Event for the Whole Family

Sunday, September 30 9:30 a.m. Location: Orange Coast College
With more than 100 authors, illustrators, storytellers and entertainers along with more than 90 exhibitors and 14 food vendors, the Orange County Children’s Book Festival is touted as the largest free children’s book festival in the world, and a perfect way to spend a Sunday with the family. Admission and parking are free!
This year, the Main Stage will welcome basketball legend and children’s book author, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who wrote What Color is My World?
At the Animal Stage, you can see real animals …

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[20 Apr 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 935 views]

Does your child enjoy acting, singing or playing an instrument? What about drawing, painting, dancing or cheer? Or, perhaps your child enjoys combining arts and technology with claymation and film production? If so, sign your student up today for St. Margaret’s great summer arts classes. See below for a list of what is available:
• Tartan Dance and Cheer
• Art-O-Rama
• Claymation & Stop Motion with iPads
• Contemporary Art
• Creative Theater
• Jazz Band
• Movie Production
• Music Technology
• Music Theory
• Painting Studio
• Rock Banc
• SMES Idol
• Turns and Leaps
There is also some availability in the Upper School summer courses:
• Algebra 1B (two semesters)
• Chemistry (two semesters)
• Conceptual Physics (two …

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[13 Apr 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 8,954 views]
Upper School Students Take Part in Field Study to LA

In order to give my Advanced Placement human geography students a better understanding of urbanization, industrialization, commuting, and city life, I conduct a field study to Los Angeles each year.

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