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[17 Apr 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,187 views]
SMES CAPPIES are Widely 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.

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[9 Apr 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 5,590 views]
SMES Athletes’ Academic Excellence Recognized

Three Tartan teams have won prestigious Annual CIF Southern Section Academic Awards for the 2008-2009 school year.
The girls swim team, the boys soccer team and the football team each won this notable award, earning recognition for their achievements not just on the field but in the classroom.
Teams in 22 sports are considered for awards based on cumulative grade point average. Each team must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in college-prep courses during the first semester of the 2008-2009 school year, and awards are given based on the highest average team …

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[3 Apr 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,194 views]
U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert Honors St. Margaret's Football Team State Champions

U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert hosted a pizza party Friday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School to honor the St. Margaret’s Varsity Football 2008 CIF State Championship Team. Congressman Calvert read a Congressional Record that recognized the team: “I rise today to honor and pay tribute to a school in my congressional district, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, that not only excels in academics but is also distinguished on the football field. The St. Margaret’s football team is the 2008 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Champions Small Schools Division. In the championship game, …

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[3 Apr 2009 | admin | One Comment | 3,481 views]
Student Perspective: What It’s Like to Be a Rockstar!

When my theatre class heard we would be impersonating rock stars in front of an audience of over 100 people, every single one of us was a little reluctant.

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[26 Mar 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,220 views]
Children of Eden Inspires Rave Cappies Review

Last week, the Upper School Musical Children of Eden filled Sillers Hall and met with standing ovations from the standing-room-only audience. All performances sold out early, and the production did not disappoint the eager show-goers.
In the audience, along with the St. Margaret’s community, was Taylor Thomas, a sophomore at Huntington Beach Academy of the Performing Arts, and Natalya Rahmann, a senior at Irvine High School. Both students are members of the CAPPIES high school performance review program.
Their reviews were published yesterday in the Orange …

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[20 Mar 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 2,551 views]
St. Margaret’s Goes Orange: Student Work in a Juried Art Show

Several students are representing our school in the 35th Annual Color It Orange K12 Student Art Exhibition in Laguna Beach. The exhibit continues through this Sunday, March 22.
The following students’ work was selected by a panel of experts to be included in the exhibition.
Lane Hodges, kindergarten; Logan Tomaselli, grade 3; Lewis Smith, grade 2; Samantha Stuart, grade 6; Amira Tarsadia, grade 6;  Chris Helm, grade 7; Ryan Kartiko, grade 7; Ashley Eichenauer, grade 8; Gigi Geil, grade 8; Morie Malchow, grade 8; Luke Warren, grade 8; Clementine Marcus, grade 9; …

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[20 Mar 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,839 views]
Student Perspective: The Three S's in the Clay Lab

For the past few weeks in the clay lab, my fellow students and I have been working on a two-part project. The project’s main purpose was to teach craftsmanship as well as clay’s limitations.

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[20 Mar 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 2,314 views]
Gold Discovered at St. Margaret’s!

The legend that catching a leprechaun will help you reach a pot of gold came to life on St. Patrick’s Day, when a six-foot-three-inch-tall leprechaun wandered from his lair in the Upper School. Lora Allison, Director of Student Activities, reports that “He hadn’t even got past the steps of the Upper School when he was surrounded by Katy Desmond’s Kindergarten class, who ‘caught’ the leprechaun.” The Kindergarteners then escorted him to the Preschool, where he met with preschoolers on the playground and in the classrooms.

The leprechaun, played by Upper School student Chasen Smith, grade 12, handed out golden coins and answered the preschooler’s questions.

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[13 Mar 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,147 views]
SMES exPRESS Honored:   Q&A with Adviser Nicki Yokota

The National Scholastic Press Association judges have reviewed entries and determined the finalists of the prestigious Pacemaker award for online student publications. SMES exPRESS, the St. Margaret’s Upper School paper, was named a finalist in the Online Pacemaker contest for student publication Web sites. Winners will be announced at the Spring National High School Journalism Convention in April.
Q: Did you expect the SMES exPRESS to be a finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker award contest?
A: When I received an email from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) …

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[6 Mar 2009 | admin | Comments Off | 1,021 views]
24-Hour Play Festival Wrap-Up

By Nathan Wheeler
Upper School Theater Arts Teacher
Last Friday night, 55 Upper School students gathered in the Tartan Center for a pizza dinner to start the first 24-Hour Play Festival at St. Margaret’s.
Seven groups, each comprised of one playwright, one director, three or four actors and one stage manager, had one day to write, rehearse and perform a fully memorized 10-minute play for a live audience. Before the performance, groups were allowed approximately 20 minutes in the costume shop with Costume Mistress Blakely Collier, grade 10, and another 20 minutes in …

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