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[26 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,671 views]
SMES Inducts 22 into the Cum Laude Society

This year, 10 juniors and 12 seniors, who joined the nine current seniors inducted in 2012 as juniors, were instated into the Cum Laude Society, an international honors organization for which only a small percentage of high school juniors and seniors are qualified. These 22 students are now part of a longstanding tradition of academic honors that includes more than 300 St. Margaret’s inductees. Celebrating 27 years as a Cum Laude school, St. Margaret’s became a chapter school in 1986. St. Margaret’s is one of only 370 chapters throughout the …

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[26 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,331 views]
Spring Concerts Fill the Performing Arts Center with Music

By Michele Silverman, Production Manager for the Arts
The final Tartan Jam, in the McGregor Theater on April 10, featured the incredible talent of St. Margaret’s staff and students with guest appearances by Academic Dean Jeneen Graham, Upper School Assistant Principal Ryan Dahlem, Drama teacher Nate Wheeler, Choir Director Stacey Miles, Headmaster Marcus Hurlbut, English teacher Todd Clarke and so many more.
Last Monday night was the Spring 2013 Band Concert directed by Chris Carbajal, including Middle School Big Band (18 performers), the Jazz Combo (14 performers), Beginning Band 4 (33 performers), …

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[26 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,585 views]
Earth Day is Every Day at SMES

By Lora Allison, Director of Community Life
On Monday, April 22 the world celebrated Earth Day. There were pledges to be more sustainable, festivals across the country, and reminders to reduce, reuse and recycle at every turn. Here at St. Margaret’s, we have the distinct opportunity to embrace the ideas of Earth Day, each and every day. There are recycling and composting bins that reduce the amount of trash that will end up in the landfill, and the school garden allows students the opportunity to connect with their food and understand …

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[25 Apr 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,735 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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[28 Mar 2013 | admin | One Comment | 5,864 views]
Coleman Hampton DJs Oakley Launch Party

Junior Coleman Hampton, also known as “DJ Undecided” around campus, turned the music tables at an exclusive Oakley party last month to launch Bonner Paddock’s Oakley Signature Sunglasses, the Oakley Limited Edition OM Hijinx Sunglasses, commemorating his record-setting climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Ironman World Championship. Coleman met Bonner when he came to speak to the Upper School in November.
“Coleman rocked the house! He had the hard job of getting the crowd entertained until we opened the theatre for the concert by Scott Russo of Unwritten Law. Coleman nailed the …

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[28 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 2,850 views]
Tartans Honored at Color It Orange Art Exhibit

Thirty St. Margaret’s students were honored this year at Color It Orange, a county wide annual juried youth art exhibition at Laguna College of Art + Design. Their pieces were on display at the studios and galleries of Laguna College of Art + Design from March 17-24.
This year, for the first time, Color It Orange was limited to only high school students. More than 50 county art teachers took part in the exhibition including St. Margaret’s Upper School art teachers Josh Friedman, Karen Poffenberger and Barbara Nelson. Each teacher selected …

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[22 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 3,058 views]
Tartans Impress at San Juan Capistrano State of the City Event

A group of St. Margaret’s Upper School performing arts students represented the school at the City of San Juan Capistrano State of the City event with a set of musical performances that garnered standing ovations from the sold-out audience of local government, business and community leaders.
Singers Morgan Higgins and Tiffany Choe, as well as the St. Margaret’s Jazz Ensemble: Austin Foley, piano; Braden Johnson, drums; Alexander Kaliannan, bass; David Larsen, trumpet; Brenden Ramirez, guitar; Justin Ren, trombone; and Ryan Stueber, alto saxophone, performed for the annual event that also took …

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[22 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 4,151 views]
SMES Artists Recognized in Scholastic’s Exhibition and in an Upcoming Ceremony at Carnegie Hall

Scholastic announced the national gold and silver medal winners in the 90th Art & Writing Awards competition on March 15. There were 230,000 works of art and writing by students in grades 7-12 entered into this year’s competition. Only the top one percent of entries garnered 1,900 national medals. St. Margaret’s Episcopal School junior Liam Lasting is amongst this select group of national medal winners and will be recognized at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 31. Liam’s ceramic work, “Olive Branch,” was awarded a national Silver …

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[21 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 4,100 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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[14 Mar 2013 | admin | Comments Off | 1,860 views]

While our fruit ice distributor is moving locations and unable to provide us product temporarily, we will be offering a 100 percent frozen fruit bar as a purchase option for Hot Lunch. Fruit bars can be purchased by Middle and Upper School kids at the Hot Lunch window with cash and tokens, which may be bought for Lower School children from Lower School Administrative Assistant Denise Helms (same as fruit ice) in the Lower School office. Purchase price will be $1.00 and a variety of flavors will be available. Each …

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