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[9 Jun 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,740 views]
SMES Students Honored at Cappies Gala

Last Sunday, at the 2009 Cappies Gala held at the Grove in Anaheim, St. Margaret’s students received high honors in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd comprised of the best of Orange County’s high school theatre students, and their friends, families and teachers. In attendance were 39 SMES students representing the cast and crew of our nominated shows, Children of Eden and Metamorphoses, and their families. A complete list of winners, nominees, and commendees is below.

Our students were honored to perform our nominated song “Children of Eden” (Act I finale) as one of only six musical numbers presented during the evening.

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[5 Jun 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 2,656 views]
Upper School’s Presentation of Charlotte’s Web Engages Lower School

Last week in Sillers Hall, 17 Upper School Students of the Theatre 1 class performed before the entire Lower School the American classic Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. They performed under the direction of Theatre Arts teacher Nathan Wheeler as their final project.
Theatre 1 is an introductory course that explores a wide range of theatrical areas in which students expand their imaginations, strengthen their communicative skills and gain an appreciation of theatre as a living art form. This was clearly portrayed in this performance. Although most of these performers had…

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[5 Jun 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,083 views]

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[5 Jun 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 20,455 views]
Candlelighting Ceremony: Passing the Light of Leadership

On May 18, Upper School students gathered in the Chapel, stopping at the doorway to receive an unlit candle that would serve as the main symbol for the ceremony ahead.
Students may have entered the Chapel reflecting on the past academic year, but they departed thinking about the future, as this year’s graduating class moves on and current students advance to their new standing as incoming seniors, incoming juniors and incoming sophomores.
This progression occurred in a ceremony that began with an invocation and a hymn, opening remarks by Associate Headmaster and …

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[29 May 2009 | admin | One Comment | 1,533 views]
Inaugural Tartan Alumni Lacrosse Game

From the longtime dream and planning of Tartan Lacrosse Head Coach Gerry Manning and his coaching team, the first Tartan Alumni Lacrosse game came to fruition on Saturday, May 23 in what is hoped to be the first of many such Lacrosse alumni events.

Sixteen Tartan Lacrosse alumni, several of whom have gone on to compete at the collegiate level, eagerly assembled on Tartan Field to face off against the current Tartan Varsity Lacrosse team. Older graduates were impressed by the improvements to the Tartan Field including the new artificial turf and upgrades to the stands and bench areas. Before the game the alumni shared laughs and memories with the coaching staff and reunited with teammates, many who have been spread far across the country to schools such as Bucknell, Penn, Lehigh, Berkley, Georgetown and Southern Methodist University.

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[29 May 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,784 views]
2009 Upper School Awards

Last week, St. Margaret’s Upper School students gathered in the Pasternack Field House for the 2009 Upper School Awards Ceremony. This ceremony recognizes the exemplary academic work Upper School students have done throughout the school year and honors students for their outstanding work beyond the classroom as well as their contribution to the life of the school.

David G. Boyle, Upper School Principal, gave a warm welcome to all the students, parents and faculty in attendance and Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut acknowledged that, “even though not everyone will get an award today, I am reminded that as much as the world improves by excellence publicly celebrated, it is also important to find ways to honor the more private or even common accomplishments that brighten our day and make the world a better place.”

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[28 May 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,606 views]
Tartan Volleyball Continues Success! **UPDATED**

Last night, the Tartans Varsity Volleyball team won its CIF playoff semifinal match up against Flintridge Prep of La Canada, Calif., in straight games, 25-15, 25-13, 25-23, at home in front of a lively, standing-room crowd in the Pasternack Field House. The team advances to the CIF Division V finals on Saturday, 5 p.m. at Cypress College.

The Athletics Office invites all students and families to come out to support the team and wear Tartan red to show your school spirit. St. Margaret’s Booster Club is sponsoring a rooter bus that will leave at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday from the Pasternack Field House. If you would like to ride the bus, please email Mrs. Jill Fincher (jill.fincher@smes.org), or visit the Athletic Office by Friday at noon.

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[21 May 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,348 views]
Children of Eden cast and crew commended at MACY awards

By Darcy Rice
Performing Arts Chair
On May 17, 25 St. Margaret’s students from the cast and crew of Children of Eden attended the 39th Annual Music and Arts Commendation for Youth (MACY) Awards, held at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, in La Mirada, CA. Our students, who had been invited by the MACY committee, performed “Ain’t It Good,” the gospel number from the second act of Children of Eden. Led by Jessica Roe as Mama Noah, the cast thrilled the sold-out audience of more than 1,200 enthusiastic theatre …

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[15 May 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,172 views]
CAPPIES Reviews of Rent and Oklahoma! Published

The Critics and Awards Program for high school theater, known as the CAPPIES, was formed to celebrate writing and performing arts at America’s high schools, with chapters throughout the nation. Student reviews from Orange County’s program are considered for publication in The Orange County Register. Although only 4 percent of reviews written by all CAPPIES teams from the 24 participating schools are published, two St. Margaret’s CAPPIES reviews were published The Orange County Register during the first week of May.

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[14 May 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 2,899 views]
Student Perspective: The science behind drugs’ effects

On Monday, April 27, three sections of Human Development students traveled to the California Science Center, in Los Angeles, to learn about the effects of drugs on the human body.

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