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[26 Aug 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,498 views]

Dear Parents,
Please review the following Drop Off/Pick Up, campus traffic flow and parking procedures for the 2011-2012 school year, including the process for families with children in multiple divisions of the school.
Please take special note of the following changes:
1) There are new designated parking spaces (painted green for parents) and instructions for parents who wish to park and walk onto campus to pick up their children.
2) The Drop Off/Pick Up location for grades 4 and 5 have changed.
Please know that these new driving patterns have been painstakingly designed to ensure student safety, …

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[26 Aug 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,050 views]

Now in its second year, the Tartan Marching Band, comprised of band students in grades 6 and 7, will perform at five home games this football season. Bring your family to see the Tartans play both football and instruments during the first to home games of the season, Friday, September 16 and Friday, September 30.

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Features »

[10 Jun 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 5,627 views]
2011 Middle and Lower School Awards

Earlier this week, the Middle and Lower Schools took time out of the end-of-the-year schedule to honor students who excelled in various aspects of their life at St. Margaret’s this year. The following is a list of awards presented and the student recipients. See below for a photo gallery of each ceremony.

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From the Classroom »

[3 Jun 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,571 views]
Statistics Unit Teaches Grade 7 Students the Power of Data Manipulation

For the third year, grade 7 students in Mrs. Stephanie Windes’ pre-algebra class took part in a unit on statistics where they learned how data can be manipulated to prove whatever they want it to prove. Students examined data from different perspectives before using their newly-developed, graph-making skills to sell products that they created.

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From the Classroom »

[2 Jun 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,377 views]
Middle School Students Construct Rollercoasters from Household Materials

Making a rollercoaster from mere tubing, duck tape (a lot of it), and gorilla tape, isn’t the easiest thing to do. With a group of four girls, including myself, our assignment was to design and create a rollercoaster using materials that were easily accessible. We could make it out of anything from toothpicks, popsicle sticks, newspaper, duck tape, hosing, piping or any other materials that we could find around the house.

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Features »

[27 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,024 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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Features »

[16 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,835 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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From the Classroom »

[13 May 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 3,343 views]
Middle School Students Display Projects at Library’s Media Festival

During the Middle School Open House last week, the Library hosted its first Media Festival. Middle School students gave short presentations and showed off their media projects.

All those who stopped by for the viewings were impressed with the work that they saw and enjoyed asking the student creators questions about their process and project.

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Features »

[28 Apr 2011 | admin | 2 Comments | 2,570 views]
Grade 7 Students Research and Debate Net Neutrality

By Grace Chalmers, Grade 7
This year, grade 7 students researched the topic of net neutrality as part of a research skills unit for grade 7 English. Our research was centered around finding pros and cons to the following resolutions: The United States government should increase regulation to ensure net neutrality for its citizens.
My experience as a participant in the final debate was, in one word, mind-blowing. I had no idea that I could work so hard on research and debate. I never realized – until the research unit started – …

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[21 Apr 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 2,858 views]
Grade 8 Students Win Top Honors at Orange County Science and Engineering Fair

Each year, St. Margaret’s grade 8 students are required to create a project and participate in St. Margaret’s Science Fair in February. The students are guided by mentors who provide advice and expertise in the project’s area of focus. Some mentors are St. Margaret’s science teachers, as well as other faculty members across all divisions.
The top 25 students are selected and awarded through the judging and interview process. The top 25 awardees then qualify to enter the Orange County Science and Engineer Fair (OCSEF). Ten out of these 25 students …

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