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[25 Oct 2012 | admin | 2 Comments | 2,176 views]
The Tartan Truck, a Dream Realized To Be Unveiled at 2012 Homecoming Game

By Clayton Chalmers, Grade 7
Dream. That’s what you can do at St. Margaret’s. Here we are allowed to make our dreams a reality with teachers that guide you, administration that supports you, and fellow students that come together and make dreams a reality.
That is how the vision for the Tartan Truck unfolded.
Two years ago, I had a dream to bring a school symbol to life that included innovation, science, history and community. I asked my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Hawkins, to help me with the project, …

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[19 Oct 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,728 views]
Upper School Science Teacher Builds Hovercraft to Demonstrate Newton’s Laws of Motion

Students, faculty and staff in Monday’s Upper School Convocation were treated to an incredible demonstration by Upper School Science teacher Steve Harless and St. Margaret’s Physics and Engineering Hovercraft. Built by Mr. Harless last week, students are able to use the hovercraft to demonstrate Newton’s Laws of Motion and learn about inertia, centripetal force, momentum and rotational dynamics. For example, after going around in a circle from being pulled by a rope, the student will go off in a straight line when the rope is released (demonstrated by Mr. Harless …

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[31 Aug 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,732 views]
Lower School Students Stun at ISTE Conference

By Stefani Baker, Lower School Instructional Assistant
After the last school bell rang, signaling the start of summer, most students went running for vacation, but three Lower School students and two St. Margaret’s teachers were preparing for one last event.
For the first time, after a long application process, St. Margaret’s was selected to present at the International Society of Technology Education (ISTE) Conference. On June 25, Instructional Technology Specialist Londa Posvistak and grade 3 teacher Tess Posvistak, along with Espen Garner, Alex Georgiades and Alexis Kieckhafer traveled to San Diego for …

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[23 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,393 views]

Tuesday, April 3, 8 a.m. Location: Sillers Hall
Coinciding with the focus of the March/April Tartan newsletter, please join us for an interactive Tartan Talk with Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut and the educational technology department. Mr. Hurlbut, Director of Academic and Information Technology Lynn Ozonian, Academic Dean Dr. Regina McDuffie and the division principals will start the presentation in Sillers Hall to discuss the educational technology department’s philosophy and best practices, and an overview of the scope and sequence of the curriculum across the divisions of the school. Guests will then …

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[16 Nov 2011 | admin | One Comment | 3,030 views]
How They Spent Their Summer Vacation: Eight Seniors Intern as UC Irvine Research Scientists

Magnetic micro-tweezers. Generating usable energy from tides. Examining one’s own cancer cells. These are just some of the heady concepts explored this past summer by eight St. Margaret’s seniors who demonstrated a passion for science, applied for, then won coveted spots within the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine Engineering Department.
For the seventh consecutive year, UCI has generously offered a unique, rigorous research internship opportunity exclusive to St. Margaret’s Episcopal School for a selected group of its junior students. Click here to read UCI’s …

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[30 Sep 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,366 views]

Date and Times: October 4, 8:30 -9:30 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. Location: Library
By Tait Lihme
It wasn’t long ago that I was sneaking novels into various places by tucking them under my shirt and stuffing them into my jacket pockets. But no more! Now I shamelessly parade my books around everywhere I go. How is that possible without getting in trouble or being one of “those” people sitting alone reading in a restaurant? Because I’ve cleverly hidden my books on my iPad! Now, instead of looking like I’m a recluse, I …

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[12 Jan 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 5,857 views]
New Music Workstations Provide State-of-the-Art Technology for St. Margaret’s Students

Thanks to the PTF’s generous grant, the new music technology workstations for the music department are coming into place. Three cutting-edge iMac computers with a range of digital audio software give students tools for practicing their ensemble parts, composition and training in music theory.

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[19 Nov 2010 | admin | One Comment | 1,394 views]
A Field Trip Out of This World!

The Upper School intro to engineering class took a recent field trip to the Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, to take a tour of its headquarters and learn about one of the top aerospace firms in the nation.

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[24 Sep 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 1,105 views]
SMES Students Learn to Soar Via Videoconference

On Thursday, during The Science Behind Flight: Soaring the Sky videoconference, students from Mr. Joe Ingalls’ engineering and physics classes learned what it takes to pilot a motorless flying machine.

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[2 Sep 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 1,131 views]
Videoconferencing up 500 percent at SMES

The 2009-2010 school year was St. Margaret’s second year with videoconferencing capabilities; the teachers and staff embraced the new technology allowing students numerous distance learning opportunities.

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