2020

  • December

    37 Angels Left ~ Please help a child in need

    Dear Middle School Families,
     
    Saint Edward’s School is once again supporting the Angel Tree Program this holiday season.  We have over 200 Angels on our list this year and the Middle School has committed to provide gifts for at least 80 of these kids. This Angel Tree gift drive is a wonderful opportunity for our school to give back to the community and help less fortunate children.
     
    The Middle School Angel Tree gift drive will run from November 24th through December 14th.   
     
    Regarding gift selection:  All of the children are from migrant preschools in Fellsmere. They range in age from age 4 months to age 5. We suggest staying away from battery-operated toys since the batteries can be expensive to replace.
     
    If you decide to adopt an Angel, please:
    • have your child pick up an Angel from the Middle School Office
    • shop for your Angel
    • wrap the gifts or place them in a gift bag
    • attach the paper angel containing the recipient child’s name, sex, and age to outside of package (clearly visible)
    • by Monday, December 14 have your child show Mrs. Klotter the gift(s) and then deliver the gift(s) to Library
    Please contact Father Barrett (jbarrett@steds.org) or Mrs. Klotter (mklotter@steds.org) if you have any further questions. 
     
    Thank you so much for your support of this wonderful opportunity to help these children have a joyous holiday season!!!
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  • From the School Counselor ~ Transforming Tough Conversations into Healthy Habits

    Data from the FCD Student Attitudes and Behavior Survey shows that students who talk about substances with the adults in their lives are less likely to drink alcohol than students who don't have such conversations. Initiating prevention conversations is one of the most effective ways a trusted adult like a parent or teacher can promote health in a student's life. Getting the conversation started can be daunting, though, especially when kids are young. This article (one part of an e-journal series) provides suggestions on how to begin these discussions with students, starting when they are young and continuing through their high school years. Reach out to Ms. Mahovetz, our school counselor, or Mrs. Bischoff, the Middle School Assist Team Representative, with any questions.
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  • Hands On Science

    Mr. Leonhardt's science classes have been busy this week. The 7th grade is learning about plants and are discovering and identifying all of the plant life we have on our beautiful campus. The 6th grade is fully tackling the Mars Rover Expedition in which they had to create a module that will keep an egg safe when dropped from a high point. 
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  • Helpful Tech Tip

    Have you ever wondered how you can attach a new task to your online Assignment Center? The Upper School Tech Club has released their first Tech Tip. Please see this document and be on the lookout for more Tech Tips in the future.
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  • Looking for something fun to do over Christmas break?

    Mrs. Murphy and another member of the Indian River Genealogical Society will host a free, virtual genealogy workshop specifically designed for Middle School and Upper School students over the Christmas break. This is a fun way to strengthen research skills while learning more about your family history. Take a look at the attached flyer for registration information or feel free to contact Mrs. Murphy if you have any questions.
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  • Technology Safety Tips Taught in MS Advisory

    Academic Technology coordinators, Kelly Fykes and Shaun Hurley, will be working with each of the Middle School advisories in December to share a lesson about the importance of protecting your personal information and avoiding phishing and scams. Here is a handout on Safety, Privacy, and Security that families can use to reinforce what was covered in the digital citizenship lessons. 
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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Sinks Win Against Lady Cougars

    On 11/30/20, the varsity girls basketball team hosted Merritt Island Christian School in the Wachter Activities Center. Never letting up in their quest for victory, the Lady Pirates tamed the Lady Cougars, winning 45-32.

    A strong performance on the court was delivered by Raina Duggal, who dominated the scoreboard with 21 points, including two 3-pointers.  Also, scoring for the Lady Pirates was Alexa Soderman with 12 points, Karis Crookshank with 7, Chase Nelson with 2, Gaby Collazo with 2, and Dhanika Perez with 1 point. 

     
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  • November

    Winter Team Picture Days

    Attention, Winter Season Athletes:

    It is that time of year again to take our winter team photos. This year, the Athletics Department is dividing up team photos into two days.
     
    Picture Day #1 will be held on Monday, December 7, for the following sports, starting promptly at 3:25 PM:

    * Varsity Boys Basketball Wachter Activities Center
    * JV Boys Basketball Wachter Activities Center
    MS Girls Soccer Practice Field
    MS Boys Soccer Practice Field
    6th Grade Boys Basketball Outdoor Basketball Hardcourt
    7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball Outdoor Basketball Hardcourt

    * JV/Varsity Boys Basketball Photos will be taken at 3:15.


    Picture Day #2 will be held on Tuesday, December 8, for the following sports, starting at 3:30 PM:

    Varsity Girls Weightlifting Fountain (in front of Library)
    Varsity Girls Basketball Wachter Activities Center
    MS Girls Basketball Outdoor Basketball Hardcourt
    Varsity Boys Soccer Football Field
    Varsity Girls Soccer Football Field
     
    Athletes, please make sure to bring your uniform to school on your scheduled picture day. We also ask for your patience during the team picture day as the photographer makes her rounds. 
     
    Thanks so much in advance for your help in making team pictures go smoothly!

     
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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Subdues Lady Titans

    On 11/23/20, the varsity girls basketball team hosted Odyssey Charter School at home in the Wachter Activities Center. A physical game until the end, the Lady Pirates overcame the Lady Titans on the court, winning 42-17.

    Raina Duggal led the Lady Pirates on the scoreboard with 17 points, including 1 three-pointer. Also helping contribute to their team's victory were Alexa Soderman with 13 points, Karis Crookshank with 9 points, and eighth grader Gaby Collazo with 3 points from her three-point shot.

     
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  • 7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball Wins Big on the Road

    The seventh and eighth grade middle school boys basketball team traveled to Master's Academy of Vero Beach on 11/23/20. In quite the upset, the Pirates overcame the Patriots on the court 45-21.

    Hungry for a win, the entire Pirate team exhibited a commendable team effort throughout the game. Big games were had by Carson Yates (17 points) and Rushil Sura (8 points). Newcomer Landon Kahler recorded 4 points for the Pirate team.

     
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  • First Annual Turkey Trot

    Here Come the Turkeys!

    MJ
    Pre-K pirates and their amazingly creative teachers flew in with some holiday cheer this week when students dressed up for the first annual Turkey Trot. The most adorable kids on campus hid their masks under their beaks and spread joy up and down the hallways. Great job, tiny Pirates!
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  • MS Girls Basketball Nets Season Opening Win

    The middle school girls basketball team traveled to Hobe Sound on 11/19/20 to play The Pine School in their first game of the season. Composed entirely of sixth grade athletes, the Lady Pirates team soundly defeated the middle school Lady Knights team 27-13.

    Leading the scoreboard for the Lady Pirates was Leah Chin with 15 points. Teammate Halle Grella also contributed 8 points to the Pirate victory. Piper McCollom added 2 points and 2 free throws to round out a successful opening night for the team.

     
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  • Varsity Boys Soccer Stuns Pine School

    On 11/19/20, the varsity boys soccer team faced their district rival The Pine School at home in Pirate Stadium. Although they trailed 0-1 in the first half, the Pirates proved their tenacity on the field by ultimately defeating the Knights 3-1. The team's season record has improved to 3-0.

    The entire team showed true grit on the field, proving that teamwork and perseverance can pave the way to victory. Senior Drew Sternberg scored 2 goals for the Pirates. 

     
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  • 100% Participation 12 Years in a Row!

    (lk)
    For the twelfth consecutive year, 100% of the School’s full-time faculty and administrative staff have made commitments to support the Saint Edward’s Fund, and we are so grateful.

    Supporting the Fund has been a long-standing tradition, and it is an integral part of our operating budget.  Gifts to the Fund support all of our student programs, library resources, professional development, fine arts, athletics and so much more.

    We thank those who have already made a contribution to this year’s Campaign, and we invite the entire community to join our faculty, staff and donors who make Saint Edward’s a philanthropic priority each year.
    To make a gift online, please visit www.steds.org/giving today.   

    For questions regarding ways to support the School please contact Kathy Savage, Director of Development, at 772.231.5192 or ksavage@steds.org.
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  • Auditions for Spring Play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

    (lk)
    The Drama Department is excited to announce auditions for our Spring production of 'You Can't Take it With You'.  The play is a madcap comedy about two wildly different families about to become linked through marriage. This heart-warming play reinforces the idea that you can only truly be happy when you're doing what you love. Auditions for the beloved romantic comedy open to students in 6th – 12th grade Tuesday, 12/1 & Wednesday, 12/2 from 3:30—5:30 p.m. Please be prepared to stay the whole time. Students should be ready to read scenes from the script and do some improvisation. Rehearsals will start in January and the play performs in February. STUDENTS & PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT AND SIGN A REHEARSAL CONTRACT. PLEASE BRING THE REHEARSAL CONTRACT WITH YOU ON YOUR AUDITION DAY. Any questions please call Mrs. Baker 772-492-2371
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  • Kindergarten Chicken Art

    Lower School students use every modality to learn, and our resident chickens have sparked studies in science, literature, and now, art! Kindergarten students created beautiful poultry portraits in Mrs. Roger's art classes and the results were amazing. *eNews click the headline to see more.
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  • Order your Thanksgiving pies today!

    Who's Ready for PIE?

    MJ (lk)
    FLIK wants to give you a little more football or Hallmark movie time this year by offering a delicious selection of pies, just in time for the holiday!
    All 10” pies are $10. Order by November 20 for pick-up on November 24. Selections include:
     
    Pumpkin, Apple, Blueberry,
    Lemon Meringue & Sweet Potato
    Click here to order now!

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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Dominates on Court in First Preseason Game

    The varsity boys basketball team traveled to Port Saint Lucie High School on 11/17/20 for their preseason tournament game versus Somerset College Prep Academy. Eager to begin their season, the Pirates overwhelmingly defeated the Spartans on the court 62-32.

    Highlights from the Pirate scoreboard:  AJ Jennings scored 20 points, Connor Wolfe tallied 15 points, and Dylan Redmon contributed 11 points.

     
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  • Kindergarten Pictorial Representation of Teen Numbers

    Paula Given & Emma Puttick (lk)
    Kindergarten used pictures of ladybugs to practice counting and representing their teen numbers. Students had fun using their ten frames to match the number of ladybugs in a given picture. Exploration led to discovering the value of each digit!
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  • The Watercolor Lagoon

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    From Ms. Sherrier, MS/US art teacher: Drawing inspiration from our lagoon and surrounding wildlife, Studio 9-12 explored watercolors. We went as a class to the dock and took lots of pictures of the water, beach, boats and greenery. The students then returned to the studio, experimented with watercolor techniques, and began painting their lagoon-scapes. We discussed wash, blocking, blending and detail works as well as realistic textures and colors while creating the paintings. *eNews: Click the headline to see more!
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  • Watercolor Seascapes

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    From Ms. Sherrier, MS/US art teacher: We’re practicing our painting skills in the sixth grade studio. The kids began by looking at photos of the ocean. We discussed how the ocean looks above and below the surface before students selected their reference photos. From there, the kids practiced watercolor techniques like wash, gradient wash, details and, finally, a wash with details. Practicing, experimenting and revising are all key when working with water paint. The final seascapes have areas of high pigment and low pigment as well as wash effects and details. Painting with watercolor can be a challenge, but we learned a lot in the process. *eNews: Click the headline to see more!
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Scores in Master's Academy Thriller

    The varsity girls soccer team played Master's Academy of Vero Beach at home on 11/17/20. Thanks a solid defense, the Lady Pirates overthrew the Lady Patriots on the field, winning 2-1.

    Scoring a goal apiece for the Lady Pirates team were sophomore Sidney Rohm and junior Ellie MacMullan. Collecting an assist each were MacMullan and junior Ivy Yang, and credited with a secondary assist is freshman Elliotte Kahler.

     
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  • Varsity Girl Lifters See Success on Road at Frostproof High School

    On 11/18/20, the varsity girls weightlifting team traveled to Frostproof High School for their second meet of the season. The Lady Pirates are proving worthy opponents this season, as several members of the team surpassed their own personal records at this meet.

    Jasmine Nunez set a few personal records with her lifts of 80/80*/160*, recording a 4th place finish.
     
    Collecting 2nd place in her division and going 6 for 6, Jessica Jiang recorded lifts of 105*/105*, registering 210* lbs. total and setting personal records.

    Not only did Meagan Baker capture 2nd in her division, she went 6 for 6 with 105*/115*/220*, allowing her to set new personal records.

    *Denotes a personal record. 

     
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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Downs Lady Eagles in Season Opener

    The varsity girls basketball team traveled to Jupiter on 11/17/20 to take on Jupiter Christian School for their season-opening game. The entire Lady Pirates team worked together to help take down the Lady Eagles 50-24.

    For the Lady Pirates, junior Raina Duggal dominated the scoreboard with 26 points, which includes 4 three-pointers.  Also contributing to the team's victory were Alexa Soderman (junior) with 16 points, Karis Crookshank (junior) with 6 points, and Gaby Collazo (eighth grader) with 2 points.  

     
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  • Varsity Boys Soccer Crushes Patriots

    On 11/17/20, the varsity boys soccer team hosted Master's Academy of Vero Beach in their second game of the season. The Pirates overwhelmed the Patriots on the field, winning 5-2.

    Leading the Pirates in goals was senior Drew Sternberg with 3 goals. Senior Rian Tull and eighth grader Marlon Dato-Slattery collected a goal apiece as well. Contributing 2 assists was senior Jack Zoltak.


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  • Varsity Girls Cross Country Team at the State Competition

    States Finish for Lady Pirates Cross Country Sets School Record

    (lk)
    On 11/15/20, the Saint Edward's School varsity girls cross country team made their second straight trip to the State Championship meet being held at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. Even though the number of both individual and team qualifiers were cut in half this season due to restrictions implemented by the FHSAA, the Lady Pirates gave their all on the field, with five of the seven girls running their best personal times at the meet. The team came in 14th place overall, the highest finish as a team at States in school history.

    Leading the way for the Lady Pirates were sophomore Luna Rivera with 23:14, sixth grader Leah Chin with 23:39, junior Ellie MacMullan with 23:50, eighth grader Sienna Mallon with 23:58, junior Savanna Ware with 24:57, freshman Dhanika Perez with 26:08 and sixth grader Anna Marie Zugrave with 26:23.

    Congratulations to the varsity cross country team for such an outstanding finish to the fall season!

    [Please click on the headline to view more photos.]

     
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  • Eighth Grade Romeo and Juliet Final Production Video

    Many thanks to Eric Faro (8) and Ray Taft (8) for producing the final video for Romeo and Juliet.  Click here for the video. Enjoy!
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  • Join the Audio Visual Club

    Have you ever wondered how people get millions of followers making videos on YouTube? Have you ever wanted to make your own epic videos? If so, Saint Edward’s AV club is just the thing for you! We will be doing projects such as a Christmas video with the Upper School, learning how to edit videos, and other interesting projects. If you would like to know more about the club, please contact Jessie Liddell at jessiel1@steds.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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  • LS Holiday Gift Drive

    Jo Giesecke (lk)
    The Lower School is looking for more families to sign up for our Holiday Gift Drive supporting the Guardians for New Future Christmas outreach. The deadline for “adopting” a child is Monday, November 23.  Those who choose to participate will need to bring their gifts to school before Friday, December 4.  This outreach is an effort to make this special time of the year a bit more cheerful for children who have been maltreated and underserved.  Thank you for your participation in this important ministry.  Questions?  Contact Lori or Jo in the Lower School office. Please click here for more information.
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  • MacMullans Take State Music Honors

    (lk)
    Mr. Hengen was very pleased to announce this week that two students were accepted into the Florida State Honor Band. Patrick MacMullan, tuba, was accepted into the 7th & 8th Grade Band and Ellie MacMullan, flute, was accepted into the High School Honor Band. Normally, these students would travel to Tampa to rehearse and perform with the best musicians from all over the state. This year, since the Florida Music Educators Association conference was canceled due to Covid, FMEA wanted to at least honor these students for their dedication, talent and commitment to the Arts by creating the Band that might have been. Congratulations to these outstanding musicians! *eNews: Please click on the headline for more images.
     
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  • Romeo and Juliet Breakout Box Winners and Videos

    Grace Griffeth and Sienna Mallon were the first two to “break out” of their digital box for Romeo and Juliet. They solved a series of riddles and clues relating to the characters and plot from the play. Many thanks to Eric Faro (8) and Ray Taft (8) for producing the final video for Romeo and Juliet.  Click here for the video. Enjoy!
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  • Thoughts on Gratitude from the School Counselors

    Thoughts on Gratitude from the School Counselors

    (lk)
    Did you know that our mental health is directly linked with our capacity to express gratitude and have positive emotions? When we make a habit of being grateful and recognizing the positive things in our lives, it is like a domino effect where our stress levels decrease, our relationships strengthen and we can often start feeling other emotions like joy and happiness. Research even shows us the importance of why schools are a great place to teach gratitude (keep bringing in those cans for the food drive and get ready for the Angel Tree event!). Beyond schools, families are arguably the most important foundation for teaching these life lessons. Here are 25 prompts to get you talking about gratitude with your child. If you have any questions or want more strategies, please reach out to your counseling team! Mrs. Borkovic and Ms. Mahovetz are here.
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  • Community Service Limericks for Food Drive

    (lk)
    Please donate to the food drive!

    There once was a guy from St. Ed’s,
    Who woke up one morning and said,
    “Hey!  I’ll donate food
    For the Common Good.  
    I’ll help those who need to get fed.”

    There once was a Vero Beach gal
    Who made giving her rationale.
    She put in her plans
    To donate some cans
    To lift someone else’s morale.

    Donate to the “Amazing, Abundant, Awesome Food Drive of 2020.”
    Give abundantly!
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  • The Reflective Painting

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    Honors Studio has been hard at work honing their technical skills and this time around, they’re tackling one of the most difficult processes of all: painting reflective surfaces. This project requires accurate sketching techniques as well as careful use of acrylics and accurate color mixing. Students took their own photos for reference and used them as guides while they worked. *eNews: Click the headline to see more!
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  • Alexandra Stern at the 2020 Class 1A State Swimming Championship

    Stern Places at Varsity Swimming State Championship

    (lk)
    The State Championship meet for Class 1A varsity swimming was held on 11/15/20, at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Center in Stuart. Freshman Alexandra Stern placed 7th overall in the 500 Freestyle, clocking a time of 5:02.12. For the 200 Freestyle, Stern placed 8th overall. With her time of 1:52.92, Stern has again broken her previously set pool record for the 200 Free, this time by over 2 seconds.

    As the sole representative at States for Saint Edward's School, Stern's finishing times scored her 23 points, allowing the school to finish in 22nd place overall out of 40 teams.

    Congratulations to the varsity swimming team on such a successful season!

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  • Varsity Boys Soccer Shuts Out Eagles in Season Opener

    (lk)
    On 11/13/20, the varsity boys soccer team hosted their season opening game on the Michael J. Mersky field, taking on Jupiter Christian School. Hungry for a victory, the Pirates played tough on the field, ultimately shutting out the Eagles 1-0.

    Senior Drew Sternberg scored the lone goal with an assist from teammate Ian Horvit. Freshman Alex Lee recorded the shutout as goalkeeper.

     
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  • Fifth Grade Explores Aerodynamics and Design

    (lk)
    Fifth grade students are learning about the design process and aerodynamics. They were challenged with building a device that will fly (stay in the air) the longest. They had to use a minimum of 5 pieces of cardboard. We are using our new Make-Do cardboard tools and a wind tunnel for this challenge.
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  • Lucy Kleinschmidt and Becca Hurley Honored

    AB
    Rebecca Hurley has been selected to be in the Florida Vocal Association All State Honors Chorus following a successful taped audition. In lieu of a concert this year, Rebecca is invited to attend a series of musical lectures and talks hosted by eminent music professionals and university professors throughout the state of Florida.
     
    Lucy Kleinschmidt received Honorable Mention in the Florida State Music Teacher Association/Music Teachers National Association Senior Division (Grades 9-12) Vocal Competition.  Lucy prepared an extensive concert program with music in four languages - English, French, German, and Italian.  In the entire state of Florida only three students placed in this competition.  Having one of them be a Saint Edward's School Student is a huge honor!
     
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  • Wanda feels some Pirate love

    Pirates Swing Hammers for Wanda

    MJ (lk)
    Last Saturday, a long line of  Pirates teamed up to help Ms. Wanda build volunteer hours toward her Habitat Home. She tells us that when she saw car after car driving up, filled with familiar faces, that she couldn't believe her eyes. There may have been some tears of gratitude on her drive home at the end of the day! Thanks so much to the following students, faculty and families who reached out to lend a hand:

    Shelly Caldwell, Jennifer Richmond, Dan Richmond, Danny Richmond, Shannon Secunda, Kylee Durrell, Catherine Caldwell, Les Rogers, Lourdes Rogers, Ann Wald, Kyle Wald, Barbara Barrett, Kira Manelski, Lily Strauss, Melissa Burdick, Aidan Burdick, Maddy Sarrica, Haley Kalin, Olivia Rekus and Father John Barrett.
     
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  • Pirate Athletics Spectator Guidelines

    Pirate Athletics Spectator Guidelines

    Grayson Miller (lk)
    Pirate Fans and Visitors,

    With our winter season underway, the Saint Edward's School Athletics Department wants to share our new guidelines that should be followed for any athletic event held on campus:
     
    1) BASKETBALL - For both home and visiting teams, we are allowing a limit of 2 family members per player as spectators at this time. No students, faculty/staff, or other fans will be permitted to attend.

    2) SOCCER - For both home and visiting teams, we are allowing a limit of 4 family members per player as spectators at this time. No students or other fans will be permitted to attend.
     
    3) Spectators will be allowed to enter 20 minutes prior to the event and will be temperature checked before admittance. 
     
    4) Masks must be worn by spectators at all times while inside the gym or in the soccer stadium area. The wearing of gaiters is prohibited.
     
    5) For your safety, there will be marked seating in the bleachers.  Only immediate family members should be sitting together in order to maintain the required 6 feet spacing.
     
    6) All players and coaches in the bench area must wear a mask.
     
    7) We will be collecting gate fees for away teams during varsity games. Admission is $5. We will not be collecting cash at the gate. Please use the provided link to prepay.

    8) There will be no concessions available at this time.

     
    We ask that you please follow any other posted or announced guidelines. Thank you so much for your cooperation with this matter, and we wish all of our athletes a great winter season! Go Pirates!

     
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  • #worktogether2btogether

    An Important Reminder from Nurse Gollery-Kain

    MJ
    We are heading into winter with fairly good numbers regarding COVID cases at our school. However, we would like to strongly remind parents that some activities outside of school are putting our families more at risk of contracting the coronavirus.  Social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing are all still important defenses against the spread of Covid-19 beyond the school bell.

    Please use extreme caution as we enter this holiday season. Social gatherings need to be downsized, and preferably hosted outside. While we do not require you to quarantine if traveling, we ask that you monitor your symptoms and do not return to school if you are possibly ill or have been around others who are ill.  If you have been around someone you discover is positive for the coronavirus, we ask you to stay home until we can discuss it with you.

    If you are asked to be on quarantine because of contact with someone who has the virus, we ask that you stay home and not invite anyone outside your immediate family to be in close contact with you.
     
    With your help, our protocols will continue to limit our positive cases and quarantines. - Nurse Jeanette
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  • Athletes Sign to Play Collegiate LAX and Volleyball

    From Dr. Hirstein on Twitter: So proud of Danny and Ryan on signing to play at the next level. Folks... This is special and not many get to play the sport they love in college! ⁦Congratulations to their families & Danny & Ryan for their commitment and sacrifice. So happy and proud! #HowSESCompetes 

    Ryan Barnett will be heading to Pepperdine to play volleyball. Danny Richmond signed with Florida Tech to play Lacrosse. #PiratePride
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  • Thomas Baker is an Eagle Scout

    Thomas Baker Achieves Eagle Scout Honor

    MJ (lk)
    This week, sophomore Thomas Baker was recognized for achieving his goal of becoming an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Becoming an Eagle Scout requires years of commitment and focus, and his capstone project was to gather a group of volunteers to create a rain garden for Saint Edward's School. We're so grateful to his lifelong contribution to the campus, and we celebrate in his achievement!
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  • 2020-21 Varsity Girls Cross Country Team, Runners-up at Regionals

    Varsity Girls Cross Country Heading to States

    (lk)
    The varsity cross country team traveled to South Fork High School in Stuart on 11/7/20 for the Class 1A Region 4 tournament.

    The boys cross country team, competing in their third consecutive regional meet, finished 7th place out of 12 teams, with many runners posting their best times of the season. Leading the way for the Pirates was William Munz in 21st place with a personal best of 19:33. Rounding out the top five for the Pirates were Sam Thomas in 27th place (20:03), Jack Eidemueller in 42nd (20:55), Oscar Lindenthal in 45th (21:07) and Ben Evans in 51st (21:25). 
     
    The Lady Pirates cross country team captured second place in the Regional meet, recording the highest placed overall Regionals finish for the girls team in Saint Edward's School history. The Lady Pirates have earned a spot in the State Championship meet for the second consecutive season. Leading the way for the girls on the course was Luna Rivera in 14th place (23:24), Ellie MacMullan in 19th (24:02), and Leah Chin in 20th (24:27). Completing the top five runners list for the team are Sienna Mallon in 26th place (24:46) and Savanna Ware in 29th (24:53). Following close behind the top five were Riley Kesterson in 50th place (26:26) and Dhanika Perez in 51st (26:39). 

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  • Helpful Hints from the School Counselors

    (lk)
    These 9 effective study strategies are great reminders for our eighth grade students as they embark on the first set of End of Semester Assessments in December. Contact our School Counselor, Ms. Mahovetz, at mmahovetz@steds.org with any questions. 
     
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  • November PA Meeting

    (lk)
    This month's PA meeting highlights the latest news from the College Counseling Department as well as some current news on campus. Check out the November PA video to learn more.
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  • Romeo and Juliet ~ A Counseling Perspective

    (lk)
    Ms. Borkovic shared her psychological insight and expertise with the eighth graders as they finished reading Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. She raised valid points about healthy relationships, coping strategies and communication between adolescents and their parents. Ms. Borkovic also touched upon brain development and explained why teenagers such as Romeo and Juliet sometimes act without thinking. Please click on the headline for an additional image.
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  • Seventh Grade English Students Illustrate Peak

    (lk)
    Visualizing is a skill that enhances reading comprehension. While reading Peak, seventh grade English students actively engaged their senses to draw a picture illustrating the nail-biting part where the protagonist free climbs the Woolworth Building in New York City. They included textual evidence to support the mental images they created. *Please click on the headline for more images.
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  • Sixth Grade Pastel Pumpkins and More!

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    Fall has arrived, and the sixth grade is celebrating by creating realistic pastel pumpkins. The kids experimented with oil pastel techniques such as blending, shading and adding highlights. Once the pumpkins were done, the students created realistic drawings of their choice. We hope you enjoy our work! *eNews: Click the headline to see more examples of student work and photos of students in action!
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  • The Gridded Portrait Project

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    The Task: seventh and eighth grade created grids to guide them as they drew self-portraits.
    Students took their own photos and then created a one-inch grid on the photo and a piece of drawing paper. The grid helps to split the photo up into sections to make the task of copying it easier. Shape and shadow are key! Some students chose to erase their grids and some kept them. We hope you enjoy our work!
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  • Getting Into the Spirit through Membean

    Sebby Hall (7) is already dreaming about winter break and wrote about it in his most recent Membean paragraph.
     
     
    T’was the night before Christmas. 
    Not a sound in the house. 
    No creature was moving, not even a mouse. 
    Sebby waited in his solemn room jubilantly for the sound of jingling bells.
    Minutes and hours passed, yet he lay awake, desperate to meet the acquaintance of Santa’s stately old sleigh. 
    Time started to fade and so did hope.
    Did Santa forget?
    I sure hope not.
    Resignation welcomed itself into Sebby’s brain.
    Maybe it was time to give up and sleep the night away.
    Santa’s secret flair still remains safe.
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  • View from a Middle School Student

    Thanksgiving is coming soon! This year, it is on November 26. What’s your favorite dish? This national holiday, as you probably know, is celebrated due to the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans’ shared autumn feast, defined as a great moment of peace and a reflection of togetherness. Today, some popular side dishes you might find on your Thanksgiving table are mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and green beans, to name a few. What’s the oddest food you’ve seen at a Thanksgiving celebration? Did you try it? Personally, I make it my goal to attempt to try something new every year. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Contributed by Molly Rummel (8)
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  • Alexandra Stern, Varsity Swimming team

    Varsity Swimming Competes at Regionals

    (lk)
    On 11/7/20, the varsity swimming team traveled to Lake Highland Prep in Orlando to compete in the Regional Tournament meet.

    For the Pirates, Alex Roberts finished in 18th place in the 500 Freestyle as well as 22nd for the 200 Freestyle. Jozef Wolek placed 19th in the 100 Breaststroke.  

    For the Lady Pirates, Faith Mead recorded 13th place in the 100 Freestyle and 19th place in the 50 Freestyle.  Freshman Alexandra Stern was crowned Regional champion in the 500 Freestyle and obtained 2nd place in the 200 Freestyle. Both her 200 Freestyle time of 1:55.41 and her 500 Freestyle time of 5:01.43 break the previously set Saint Edward's School pool records Stern had recorded during Districts. Stern moves on to the State Championship, seeded 2nd for the 500 Freestyle and 10th for the 200 Freestyle.

    In the team events, Mead, Stern, Samantha Decker and Caitlin Roberts captured 13th place in the Girls 200 Medley. For the Girls 200 Freestyle Relay, the team of Stern, Mead, Decker and Roberts placed 13th as well. 
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  • Elliotte Kahler, Varsity Volleyball

    Athletes for the Month of October

    (lk)
    Our Athletes of the Month for October are freshman Elliotte Kahler, juniors Adam Rogers and Savanna Ware, and seniors William Munz and Drew Sternberg. Please click on the headline above to read more about each player.
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  • End of Semester Assessment and Activity Schedule for 8th grade

    The week of December 14th is designated for end of semester assessments and activities for 8th-grade students. (Grades 6 and 7 do not take major assessments at the end of the first semester and will follow a normal schedule that week.)

    The math and science assessments will be cumulative of lessons learned over the entire first semester and will be a more traditional exam.

    English, History, and World Language will be non-cumulative assessments and/or activities and may be presented in a more non-tradiitonal format.

    All assessments will begin at 8:00 am on the designated day and are designed to take approximately 90 minutes. However, students may take as much time as they need. Students are expected to leave campus immediately after they have completed their assessment.

    The schedule is as follows: 

    Monday (12/14)-Math
    Tuesday (12/15)-English
    Wednesday (12/16)-Science
    Thursday (12/17)-History
    Friday (12/18)-World Language

    For students who take two languages, we will schedule an additional "conflict" time earlier in the week, but after the scheduled assessment.
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  • From the Athletic Director ~ Protocols for Winter Sports

    Please click on the headline to review the Spectator Protocols for basketball and soccer games.
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  • History of Veterans Day

    From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

    The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words:

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  • MS Lost and Found

    Please check out the items in the MS Lost and Found if you are missing something.
    Many thanks to Rebecca Haller for taking these pictures.
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  • SES Weekly

    Click here for this week's SES Weekly

    Contributed by Ray Taft (8)
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  • UMiami's Women Exploring Science (6-12 grade) - FREE Virtual event this Saturday

    Attention all Middle School and Upper School Girls! The University of Miami's annual Women Exploring Marine and Atmospheric Science event will be this Saturday, November, 14th starting at 9EST virtually via Zoom Webinar. An annual day of interactive science learning for middle and high school grade girls, hosted by the Rosenstiel School at the University of Miami! On the day of the event, the girls will virtually visit marine science laboratories, see first-hand ongoing research projects and interact with female scientists from a variety of different fields and backgrounds. This event was founded by Dr. Rana Fine, faculty member and Professor of Ocean Sciences, and AAUW. Please see our schedule (so far) is below:
     
    Time
    Title
    9AM-9:15AM
    Welcome / Intro
    9:15AM-9:30AM
    Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
    9:30AM-9:50AM
    Canes on Canes
    9:50AM-10AM
    Coral Restoration
    10AM-10:50AM
    Women in Oceanography
    10:50AM-11AM
    Coral Futures
    11AM-11:20AM
    Density's child
    11:20AM-11:40AM
    Why Sharks Mako Me Crazy
    11:40AM-Noon
    Weather and Climate
    Noon-12:30PM
    Rainbow Rain and the Air We Breathe
    12:30PM-1PM
    What Stresses Fish Out
    1PM-1:15PM
    Remote Sensing and Geoscience
    1:15PM-1:40PM
    Colorful Chemical Clues
    1:40PM-2PM
    Fishy DNA
    2PM-2:15PM
    The Power of pH
     
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  • Successful Season Opening Meet for Varsity Girls Weightlifting

    The varsity girls weightlifting team attended their first meet of the season at Frostproof High School on 11/4/20.

    In her weight class, Jasmine Nunez recorded 80/75/155, collecting an impressive 4th place finish.
     
    Newcomer Jessica Jiang
    placed 2nd for the Lady Pirates with lifts of 100/100, accumulating 200 lbs. total.

    Lifting 75/80, Skye Corbin
    placed 2nd in her weight class with 155 lbs. total. She went 6 for 6 in her first meet with Saint Edward's School.

    Teammate Meagan Baker
    placed 2nd in her division, going 6 for 6 and hitting 100/110 for a 200 lb. total.

     
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  • 6 Tips for Talking With Your Child About the 2020 Election

    6 Tips for Talking With Your Child About the 2020 Election

    (lk)
    Political talk is everywhere — on the news and social media, in-person between friends and family and most likely at your kitchen table. While talking politics is natural leading up to and after Election Day, the chatter can make its way to kids, too. Rather than assuming kids won’t understand issues or processes, welcoming questions about the 2020 election can help give them a greater understanding. Learn more.
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  • Chinese Three Dimensional Halloween Art

    (lk)
    Last week the middle school and upper school students in Chinese classes created three-dimensional Halloween construction projects. They creatively integrated the Chinese expressions for some Halloween concepts into an art project and constructed their favorite spooky houses, jack-o-lanterns, witches and monsters Halloween.

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  • Digital Citizenship Lessons in the MS

    Digital Citizenship Lessons in the MS

    (lk)
    Technology Coordinators Kelly Fykes and Shaun Hurley started working with middle school students this week learning about digital citizenship. They will be rotating through each grade level's 10th-period study halls and leading lessons. This week they discussed the importance of finding balance in a digital world with sixth grade students. Here's a flyer with some great tips for families.

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  • Holloween Stories in English Classes

    (lk)
    To celebrate Halloween, sixth and seventh grade English students visited Edgar Allan Poe's somber virtual study. Learning about his tormented life provided them with an understanding of how Poe came to be such a skilled gothic fiction writer. Only a troubled mind could have written the dark short stories we read...
    *eNews: Please click on the headline for more images.

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  • Lid Gig ~ The MS Halloween Celebration

    (lk)
    Lid Gig is a great opportunity every year for the middle school students to show their creativity on Halloween. This year, students could create a hat, or "lid," and compete in four different categories: spooky, sports, movie and creative. Participants could also incorporate their masks into the design.

    Sixth grade winners:

    Spooky-Preston Steinfurth, Maddie Brown and Chloe Howarth
    Sports-Jack Curley
    Movie-Caitlin Roberts, Marlo Wilkerson and Halle Grella
    Creative-Mia Fernandez, Mia Maldonado and Maddy Padgett

    Seventh grade winners:

    Spooky-Quinn Roberts
    Sports-Landon Kahler
    Movie-CJ Fykes, Khlieo Perez, Thomas Leonard and Mrs. Maldonado
    Creative-Mrs. Durand's Homeroom

    Eighth grade winners:

    Spooky-Ava Steinfurth
    Movie-Patrick MacMullan
    Creative-Addison Logemann, Augie Barreirinhas, Ethan Ball, Grace Griffeth and Jessie Liddell

    Best in Show-Ava and Preston Steinfurth

    Congratulations to all of our participants. *eNews: please click on the headline for more photographs.
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  • MS and US Progress Reports Available Online Friday 11/5

    MS and US Progress Reports Available Online Friday 11/6

    MS and US progress reports will be available online Friday, November 6. To access report cards in mySTEDS, parents should log into mySTEDS > click on their child’s name in the upper left corner > select the Progress tab > click on the Report Card link. *Please refer to your student's progress report when scheduling parent-teacher conferences this year, and use them as an indicator for the need to schedule a conference.
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  • New Notification System for Athletics Department

    New Notification System for Athletics Department

    The Athletics Department is pleased to announce that we will soon be utilizing a new email notification system to alert parents regarding their athlete's expiring forms. Going forward, a courtesy email alert will be sent out when a student's EL-2 (doctor physical) and/or EL-3 (consent/liability) athletic forms are getting close to their expiration date.

    Parents, please note that as we roll out the new system, you might receive an email even if your child is not currently participating in middle school or upper school athletics this year. We thank you for your patience as we put into place what we believe will be a more convenient and efficient method of notifying families about their expired forms.
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  • Science Students Showcase Extraterrestrial Travel

    (lk)
    This month in Mr. Leonhardt's sixth grade science classes, students traveled around the Solar System. As part of the project, they created both models and extraterrestrial travel videos showcasing the planets and celestial bodies in our solar system. Mrs. Fykes helped guide students through the process of movie-making, and the results were excellent. Students embraced the project, creating props and integrating digital backgrounds that really made these interplanetary travel pitches pop! Watch a few of these and you'll be ready to sign up for space travel! Take a look at a few example videos by clicking here.
    *eNews: Please click on the headline for more photographs.

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  • Fifth Grade Chinese Classes Constructing Halloween Projects

    Dr. Bao (lk)
    In the last two weeks, the fifth graders in Chinese class have become obsessed with their most favorite holiday, Halloween. They have studied around 20 Halloween words in Chinese and then integrated them in their hands-on project: Halloween Project Construction. They have been creatively constructing a project based on a theme they chose and showed their artistic talent in the project.
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  • From the Pirate Cove School Store: It's Time for an Outerwear Upgrade!

    eburgoon (lk)
    Fall is in the air, which means it's time to grab something warm and cozy for your Pirate!  With so many new options and timeless favorites, you're sure to find that perfect fit.  Choose from pullovers, 1/4 zips and full-zip options in youth and adult sizes...all found online and delivered to your Pirate to bring home. Shop anytime at: https://the-pirate-cove-at-st-edwards-school.myshopify.com/
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  • Movember Participants

    Movember Kicks off This Week

    MJ (lk)
    Lucky for us, November marks the annual fundraiser for men's health, because while the boys grow their beards, the steamy summer days seem to have backed off a bit. Junior Marshall Heim once again galvanized a group of 14 gentlemen who are willing to donate money and muscle through the itching and scratching of growing a beard throughout the month of November. Keep your eyes peeled for the "full" (or not!) effect at the end of the month, when we post the after photos, along with the total amount of funds raised. Thank you to all of these men who are helping to support men's health initiatives.
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  • Observational Tree Drawings with Zentangles

    Ms. Sherrier
    The Task: Draw a tree from a reference. Make it realistic. Cover the background in Zentangles.

    Students observed trees from life drawings to mimic the form and shape of real trees. They worked on texture and shading to make them realistic. Afterward, they made bold, Zentangle additions to the backgrounds.

    We hope you enjoy the results!
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  • Second Graders Explore Physical Computing With Dash!

    Katie Newman & Gail Voyles
    Second graders explore physical computing as they watch their computer programming commands come to life with Dash. The coding skills kids learn while playing with Dash will help them as they prepare for middle and high school while also helping to develop their critical thinking skills today. #HowSESLearns
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  • Varsity Football Grounds Eagles

    (lk)
    On 10/30/20, the varsity football team traveled to Ocoee to take on Legacy Charter High School. The Pirates found their momentum on the field early on and managed to quickly shut down the Eagles. The Pirates defeated their opponents 24-6 and ended their regular season with a 4-0 record.

    Reed Sternberg opened the scoring for the Pirates with his 15 yard run. Aidan Burdick recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, which led to Drew Sternberg scoring on a 1 yard run. Adding to his bounty, D. Sternberg also rushed for 124 yards on 8 carries. Colin Krieger scored on a 75 yard touchdown catch from Brennan Wolfe, with D. Sternberg kicking a 22 yard field goal to give the Pirates 24-0 at halftime.

    Krieger led the Pirate defense with a caused fumble and fumble recovery as well as 7 tackles. Teammate Burdick also had an interception. Grant Domenech, Ashton Noe, Josh Langsam and BT Termidor produced numerous significant plays defensively to secure the victory.

     
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  • Varsity Swimming District Tournament Meet

    Varsity Swimming Dominates at Districts

    (lk)
    The varsity swimming team traveled to Lake Placid High School on 10/30/20 for the District Tournament meet. Both of the Pirate teams had a great showing in the competition.

    For the Lady Pirates, Faith Mead moves on to Regionals in both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Freshman Alexandra Stern won both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, setting her personal best times. Her 200 freestyle time of 1:55.68 breaks the 25-year-old Saint Edward's School record (1:57.70) previously held by Susan Cooke '99. Additionally, Stern's 500 Freestyle time of 5:03.74 breaks the 24-year-old record of 5:05.10, also previously set by Cooke.

    In the team events, Mead, Stern, Samantha Decker and Caitlin Roberts qualified for Regionals for the Girls 200 Medley. For the Girls 200 Freestyle Relay, the team of Stern, Mead, Decker and Roberts also advanced to Regionals. 

    For the Pirates, Alex Roberts finished in 2nd place in the 500 Freestyle, automatically advancing to Regionals. He also qualified for the 200 Freestyle. Jozef Wolek finished his excellent season by placing 7th in the 100 Breaststroke and 10th in the 200 Individual Medley.
     
     
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  • Dockside Chats with Dr. Hirstein: Episode 3

    This week's Dockside Chat is our last episode of a series of videos designed to get to know Dr. Hirstein a bit more since we can't be together as usual on campus at the moment. You'll hear about his immediate goals for the School as well as his longer-term vision for our future. Click here to view
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  • Message from the School Nurse: Reporting COVID Exposure

    Message from the School Nurse: Reporting COVID Exposure

    Parents, please remember that it is your responsibility to let the School know if your child has been in contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. In many cases, parents will be informed before the School.  We have guidelines and protocols in place that must be followed to protect our students and staff. If you need to report Covid contact, you may contact the school nurse for your division:
    MS/US: Nurse Jeanette Gollery-Kain at 492-2219 or jgollery@steds.org
    LS: Nurse Julie Damiani at 492-2248 or jdamiani@steds.org
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  • November is Native American Heritage Month

    (lk)
    Beginning in 1990 when President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November as “National American Indian Heritage Month," it has become an annual opportunity to recognize the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S. The National American Indian Heritage Month Web portal is a collaborative project with The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum joining to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans, and it is a great resource for learning more about the first Americans.
     
    Malika Omawale recently shared this interesting fact about Mesoamerica: The Mayans had very effective water filtration systems comparable to modern systems. Happy Native American History Month!
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  • Service Pup Giulia Heads to the Big Leagues

    (lk)
    The entire Pirate community has enjoyed seeing service dog-in-training Giulia on campus with her handler, External Studies Coordinator Morgan Smith '05. As a volunteer puppy raiser, Morgan and her family have had Giulia in their home since she was 8 weeks old. Now that Guilia is 1.5 years old, it's time for her to move on to the next level of training. Each Canine Companions assistance dog spends the first year and a half with a volunteer puppy raiser learning basic commands and being socialized in public and private settings. Once the puppy raiser returns the puppy to Canine Companions, the dog enters professional training at a regional training center for five to nine months, where it learns the advanced commands that support the work of an assistance dog. After she receives specialize training, Giulia will go into service and enhance the life of a person with disabilities. We wish Guilia goodbye and good luck in her future training adventures!


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  • October

    COVID Can't Stop the Spooky Fun

    Halloween looked a little different this year, but we still found ways to 'bring the BOO' and honor the 'spirit' of this spooky season! Jamie the Magician delighted the Lower School with his magic show again this year, and the Lig Gig did not disappoint, with creative entries in every category. Classroom door decor channeling Halloween themes could be found in all three divisions, and candy corn counting prizes were awarded to Grant Domenech and Shaun Hurley.   Check out this album of Halloween Highlights to see more of the fun!
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  • 2020-21 Varsity Cross Country District Team

    Varsity Cross Country Advances to Regionals

    On 10/29/20, the varsity cross country team traveled to The Pine School in Hobe Sound to compete in the Class 1A District 13 tournament. The boys and girls cross country teams had outstanding showings in the district races, leading to both teams advancing to the Regional tournament.

    The Lady Pirate team finished 2nd place overall and were led on the course by sixth grader Leah Chin, who recorded a remarkable 4th place overall finish. Following closely behind were Ellie MacMullan (5th place), Luna Rivera (7th), Savanna Ware (13th), and Riley Kesterson (18th).

    For the Pirates, the team achieved 3rd overall place. In 9th place, Sam Thomas led the Pirates in the race, followed closely by William Munz (10th place). Also helping their team reach victory were Jack Eidemueller (13th place), Oscar Lindenthal (19th), and Ben Evans (26th). 

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  • Animal Eyes and Environments

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    Guess the hidden animal in these designs! To prepare for this project, each sixth grader chose an animal and used a combination of pencil, colored pencil, and crayon to recreate their animal's eye up close. We then explored mosaic art as a class, and the students created their animal's environment using this technique.
    Can you guess what animal you're looking at?? *eNews: Click READ MORE see our gallery!
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  • Beyond the Bell: Little Veterinarian Camp

    Little Veterinarian Camp begins Tuesday, November 3! Only a few spots left, register today for this great program. Kids will love to learn about caring for their animals and even make treats! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and LEARN MORE
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  • Collaborating Through Technology to Engage with Peak

    (lk)
    Before reading Peak, seventh grade English students worked on creating a mental framework to enhance comprehension. They built background knowledge by watching an interview with the author, Roland Smith, and sharing what inspired and surprised them on Jamboard. They also compared and contrasted the American book cover with the French book cover, collecting their thoughts on a class Answergarden. Finally, they worked in groups on a Google Doc to research an aspect of the book such as Nepal or mountain climbing equipment and presented their findings. Prior knowledge activated. Reading ready to begin!
    *eNews: Please click on the headline for more photographs.

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  • Flu Shots for Children

    (lk)
    Parents, this year we have learned that Publix Pharmacy, CVS and Walgreens are offering flu shots for children. Each has different age restrictions, so it would be best to call first. Here are some resources to help you learn more about flu shots and children:
    CDC: The Flu & Young Children
    KIDS HEALTH: Who Should Get the Flu Vaccine?

    FLU FAQ: Does flu vaccine work right away? No. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection. That's why it's best to get vaccinated before influenza viruses start to spread in your community. Learn more from the CDC on Flu shots.
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  • Portraits in Grayscale

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    Painting a portrait is one of the most challenging tasks an artist will face. In the Honors Studio, the students looked at different expressions and angles of faces and chose one to guide their grayscale portrait. Using only black and white helps artists to focus on light, shading and form.

    Honors students learned a lot about facial structures, acrylic paint and perseverance. *eNews: Click through to see some examples of this incredible work:
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  • SEA you soon, turtles!

    SEA You Soon, Turtles!

    MJ (lk)
    Fourth grade artists noted the last days of turtle nesting season by creating this beautiful installation in the Lower School courtyard. The students first studied sea turtles in Mrs. Hudson's class, then finished the unit by creating these beautiful turtles in Mrs. Rogers' art class. Click for an album of photos taken by second grade student Jack Newman. Well done!
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  • Soup Day 2020: “Empty Bowls – Full Heart"

    (lk)
    Thank you all for the wonderful support with the delicious soup recipes and sales for The 28th Annual “Empty Bowls – Full Heart” event.  Just a reminder that FLIK / the cafeteria will sell two delicious soups, chicken noodle and chili, on Thursday, November 5, so the kids can still enjoy The Soup Day while supporting The Samaritan Center. All the money from this event will be donated to the Samaritan Center.  Thank you again for the support and enjoy the soup on the 5th! - Alicia Maldonado & Kristin Lockwood

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  • The Collection

    Studio Art: Posters from Around the World: Adobe Illustrator

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    Studio Art grades 9-12 have been learning how to draw using graphic design software. Every object in these posters, which celebrates places near and far, was hard drawn or created in Adobe Illustrator. In the process, students learned about color gradients, layers, groups, pen and shape tools and much more. Illustrator is used by professionals around the world to model and render their ideas, giving our students a head start in these design-based fields.
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  • Talking to Your Child About the Election

    Samantha Borkovic
    Tuesday, November 3 was Election Day. Here is a helpful article about how to talk with your child and teen about the election and political climate. It's important to create a space at home to ask curious questions, to explore the candidate together, and to discuss the debate topics. When families model this type of healthy conversation, it shows your child how to have similar conversations with friends and in the classroom. If you have any questions about more specific strategies, please reach out to your Counseling Team: Ms. Mahovetz and Mrs. Borkovic.
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  • Varsity Football game against Cornerstone Charter Academy

    Varsity Football Downs Ducks

    (lk)
    The varsity football team hosted Cornerstone Charter Academy on 10/23/20, on the Michael J. Mersky Field. The Pirates shut down the Ducks, defeating them 56-0 and improving their record to 3-0 for the season.

    For the Pirate offense, both Drew Sternberg and Reed Sternberg each scored 2 touchdowns. D. Sternberg went 8 for 8 on extra points and collected both a fumble recovery and an interception. Also adding a touchdown apiece for the team were Ian Horvit, Colin Krieger, Brennan Wolfe and Connor Wolfe. Major Croom and C. Wolfe each tallied an interception during the game. The offensive line consisting of Callahan Corrie, Jorge Fernandez, Grant Domenech, Eli Cleveland and Grayson Falk contributed greatly to the Pirate victory, rushing 289 and accumulating over 300 yards of offense for the first time this season.

    The Pirate defense was on point as well, allowing no points to be obtained by their opponents. Krieger led the defensive line as he, Leonardo Wang and Falk each recorded a quarterback sack.

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  • D-League Football game against Master's Academy of Vero

    D-League Football Ends Season with Win

    (lk)
    On 10/22/20, the D-League Football team played their last game of the season at Master's Academy of Vero Beach. Determined to end their season on a high note, the Pirates crushed the Patriots on the field, winning 28-14.

    Offensive highlights:  Scoring points for the Pirate team were Ethan Ball (65 yard touchdown run), Mike Chavers (16 yard touchdown run), Liam Moylan (13 yard touchdown run), Patrick MacMullan (9 yard touchdown run, 2 point conversion) and Beckley Waldrop (2 point conversion).
     
    Defensive highlights: The Pirates were able to hold off the Patriots successfully on the field, thanks to great defensive plays by Connor O'BrienNicky Colontrelle and Sebby Hall.

     Congratulation to the D-League Football team for their successful season!

     
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  • Book Fair Final Day has Been Extended to Monday 11/2!

    (lk)
    Big news, folks!! The SES Book Fair shopping window has been extended! The final day to shop and help raise money for SES is Monday, November 2. You have until 6 p.m. on Monday, but don't wait until then! The Vero Beach Book Center has much more than books, so get a head start on that holiday shopping, or choose something from the teacher wish lists, and make a lower school teacher's day!
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  • Food Drive Starts November 9th

    The annual Thanksgiving food drive will begin Monday, November 9th and end Friday, November 20th. This school-wide outreach will benefit the Food Pantry of Indian River County once again. Middle School students are to deliver their food items to their homerooms.  Items should be in cans, plastic, or boxes-- not glass.  These non-perishables will be distributed by the Food Pantry to assist local residents who are less fortunate during the upcoming holiday season.  Let's make this a great outpouring of help to those in need.  "...for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me."  --Matthew 25:35. 
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  • Friday Dress Down Day

    Adding to the fun of Lid Gig, Friday will also be a Middle School Dress Down Day.
    Middle School students may wear:
    • Class shirt
    • shorts (of appropriate length) or long pants (no rips tears or frays)
    • sandals are acceptable but remember ATHLETIC shoes for PE
    * If you choose not to dress down you should wear your school uniform
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  • Sixth Grade Art ~ Contour Line Drawing

    Sixth grade has been working on creating unique animals using line and color. This method is called contour line drawing or outline drawing. To create a contour line drawing of an animal, students had to draw the entire shape using one continuous line- no picking up the pencil from the paper! Artists use this technique to focus on the form and the shape of whatever they are drawing. Once students created the shape of their animal, they outlined it in sharpie and filled in each section with color. The pieces are reminiscent of a stained glass window and the forms are simple but unique. Check out some work here. *eNews: Please click on the headline for more examples.
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  • National Nacho Day

    Celebrate National Nacho Day with FLIK

    (lk)
    Chef Chris invites all Pirates to join him in celebrating National Nacho Day on November 5. Hungry Tex Mex fans can build your own using favorite ingredients, no pre-ordering necessary!
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  • Let's get shaggy for a good cause

    Movember - A Hair Raising Fundraiser

    MJ (lk)
    Junior Marshall Heim is once again leading the charge to raise money for men's health. Everyone in the upper school community is invited to be a part of "Movember," a hair-raising movement to shine a light on men's health issues. Starting Sunday, students who donate $10 or more to the cause can skip the shaving cream and razors for the month of November. A "before" photo is scheduled for Friday, October 30 and an "after" photo for Friday, November 30. Will you be shaggy, spotty or baby-faced? Only those who take the challenge will know for sure! Check out this video to learn more.
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  • SES All School Food Drive Begins November 9

    SES All School Food Drive: November 9-20

    (lk)

    Help families in need have a wonderful Thanksgiving. The Annual Food Drive benefits the Food Bank of Indian River County. This drive will be accepting donations from November 9-20. Please bring in non-perishable food (in cans, plastic or boxes - no glass) to contribute to this worthy cause and help our neighbors in need. Donation boxes are located in the Lower School Office, and Middle and Upper School advisory/ homerooms. Thanksgiving-themed items like cranberry sauce, gravy, instant potatoes, canned vegetables, pie filling and stuffing mix are very appreciated.  Thank you for your generosity! 

    “…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”  - Matthew 25:35
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  • Traditional White

    The Poinsettias are Back! Last Day to Purchase is 11/13

    MJ (lk)
    This year we are happy to share that we will once again be offering poinsettias for sale, just in time to get gorgeous for the holidays. The plants are available in the small and large sizes, and this year we're adding pink to the mix if you want to go for a more tropical look. The plants are on sale starting now and will close on Friday, November 13. Distribution will be the week after Thanksgiving, with specific COVID-safe instructions. Simply click here to jazz up your space for the holidays.
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  • Varsity Volleyball Stuns Lady Warriors in Regional Quarterfinals

    The varsity volleyball team competed against City of Life Christian Academy in the Regional Quarterfinal Tournament held on 10/22/20 in the Wachter Activities Center. In a lengthy battle of wills, the determined Lady Pirates ultimately overcame the Lady Warriors in five thrilling sets: 25-19, 25-23, 15-25, 20-25, 15-8.

    The Lady Pirates closed their first two sets with a win, only narrowly falling in the fourth set. In a great display of teamwork, the Lady Pirates lept ahead on the court during the last set to ensure their team's victory.

    For the Lady Pirates, Alexa Soderman posted 7 aces, 18 kills, and 9 digs; and Alice Grace Lockwood recorded 2 aces and 9 kills. Teammate Miranda Morey collected 4 aces and 4 kills. Other notable stats for the Lady Pirates include Elliotte Kahler with 28 assists, Meredith Burgoon with 9 digs, and Izzy Jennings with 6 kills.

    With this win, the varsity volleyball team has secured their spot in the Regional Semifinal Tournament next week.

     
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  • ARGH, matey! Get ye to the Book Fair!

    ARGH, Matey! Get Ye to the Book Fair!

    MJ
    The annual Book Fair starts October 23 and continues through Nov 1, so Pirates, get your Christmas wishes and the NYT Bestseller list and start your engines! Proceeds from all purchases made during the book fair event dates will go toward our school (don't forget to mention SES). Tell your neighbors, tell your friends, and don't forget Grandma and Grandpa because this event is not only fun, but it's a huge benefit to the School as well. Nothing on your list? Don't worry! Your child's teacher definitely has a wish list, and would deeply appreciate any classroom contributions.

    See you at the Vero Beach Book Center!
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  • Coding in the Lower School

    Kindergarten students used Dash to try their hand at coding in the Lower School. Each group was given six different obstacles to complete with a partner. They coded the robots to go through the mazes and return to the start line. May the best bot win!
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  • Feudal Manors on Display

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    The seventh grade history students, led by Mrs. Bischoff, built their own feudal manors. Many students demonstrated incredible talents in the process. For example, Quinn Roberts built his out of Legos, Jimmy Collins created a manor within the online game Minncraft, CJ Fykes drew hers as a two-dimensional poster and Wyatt Burdick created a three-dimensional model. *eNews: Please click on the headline for more photographs.
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  • Pirates help launch the Dignity Food Truck partnership

    Game Day Food Truck Sign Up and Eat Up

    MJ (lk)
    US students, don't forget to sign up to attend tonight's football game in the Athletic Office. This may be your one chance to support your Pirate football players and cheerleaders this season, and space is limited, so connect with Mrs. Miller now! All that school spirit is bound to make you hungry, so download the Dignity Food Truck app to order all kinds of fun food, including the now-famous Hirstein Hot Dog. Our partnership with The Source means Pirates get to eat, and our homeless neighbors have the opportunity to learn job skills that will lift them out of homelessness. It's a "win win" for all!
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  • Pre-K Scares Up Some Fall Fun

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    Pre-Kindergarten is keeping a watchful eye on the approach of fall in the cutest way possible. They may not be scary, but they sure have something to crow about! These adorable scarecrows are not just cute, they are part of some serious learning: check out their patches! What better way to learn about shapes?
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  • Second Graders Welcome Baby Chicks

    Katie Newman & Gail Voyles (lk)
    Second graders welcome baby chicks with excitement and snuggles!
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  • SES Family Directories Have Been Distributed

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    Students received their Family Directories this week. Directories are given to the youngest child in each family. If you have not seen the school directory yet, please ask your youngest child enrolled in the school. Distance Learners' directories are available for pick up from Miss Wanda at the Guard House. Directories that would have gone home with children now quarantined will be available at the front desk of Oglethorpe Hall upon the child's return to school. Extended families with more than one set of parents will have directories mailed to them.
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  • Sixth graders create Canva posters on keeping IRC beaches beautiful

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    After reading Carl Hiaasen's perspectives on his home state and discovering just how angry he is about the destruction of Florida's natural beauty, sixth grade English students reflected on ways to protect our local beaches. They worked in groups to learn how to use Canva and to design online posters sharing five beach-saving tips.  *eNews: Please click on the headline for more posters.
     
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  • PA flyer

    The Ornament and T-Shirt Deadline Looms

    MJ (lk)
    Next Friday is the deadline to purchase your ornaments and special edition t-shirts from the Parents Association! Don't miss this great opportunity to support the school and have a keepsake from this very unique time in our history. Proceeds from your purchases go directly to enhancing programs at the School, so click below to give AND get!

    PA 2020 Ornament
    2020 Spirit Shirt (cotton)
    2020 Spirit Shirt (Dri Fit)
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  • FCD Parent Webinar

    Samantha Borkovic (lk)
    The Freedom from Chemical Dependency organization, which partners with our school for substance use early intervention and prevention programming, is offering a free webinar to parents. You can register using this link for the December 4 event. This is a free opportunity and we encourage any interested family to register regardless of your child's division. If you have any questions, please reach out to Samantha Borkovic our school counselor at sborkovic@steds.org.
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  • My Kids Spending

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    Just a friendly reminder: We no longer use My Quick Charge for your student’s lunch account.
    My Kids Spending is our current lunch account provider.  Please contact Kalyn Bell in Student Billing with questions: (772) 672-1544

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  • The Collection

    Studio Art: The Grayscale Portrait Project

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    In Studio 9-12, we've been working on portraits. Students were tasked with recreating half of their faces using only black and white acrylic paint.

    Students looked at images of themselves and sketched out proportion and form. Then they used several different kinds of acrylic painting techniques including blocking, layering, detail work, and dry-brushing to create their faces.

    We hope you enjoy our work! Click to see!
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  • The Contour Line Animal

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    The sixth grade has been working on creating unique animals using line and color. This method is called contour line drawing or outline drawing. To create a contour line drawing of an animal, students had to draw the entire shape using one continuous line- no picking up the pencil from the paper! Artists use this technique to focus on the form and the shape of whatever they are drawing.

    Once students created the shape of their animal, they outlined it with a Sharpie and filled in each section with color. The pieces are reminiscent of a stained glass window and the forms are simple but unique.

    Check out our work here!
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  • Class of 2021 Enjoys Senior Commissioning

    MJ (lk)
    In a time when traditions are difficult to honor, the Class of 2021 and their parents were able to enjoy the annual senior commissioning ceremony in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts, while underclassman watched via WebEx. A full video of the ceremony can be viewed by clicking here.
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  • Spanish Heritage Month Celebration

    Last week sixth and seventh grade students learned about Hispanic Heritage and the importance of recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to history, culture, and achievements of the United States.  Each student chose and researched a famous Hispanic person.  The presentations were last Friday.  *eNews: Please click on the headline for more photos.
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  • Varsity Cross Country Celebrates Senior Night

    The cross country team celebrated Senior Night on 10/19/20 in Pirate Stadium. Both the boys and girls pulled out team victories for their final meet of the season before Districts.

    In an impressive feat, the Lady Pirates were led by Luna Rivera (3rd place), Leah Chin (4th), Savanna Ware (5th), Sienna Mallon (6th), and Dhanika Perez (7th), who all crossed the finish line in relatively close succession.

    For the Pirates, a strong performance from senior William Munz allowed him to finish in 3rd place in a competitive field. Sam Thomas followed close behind in 6th place. Also rounding out the top finishers for the Pirates were Luke Damiani (11th), Oscar Lindenthal (13th), and Harrison Hardin (14th).

     
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  • Varsity Boys Golf Travels to Key Biscayne for Regionals

    On 10/19/20, two members of the varsity boys golf team represented Saint Edward's School in the Regional Tournament being held at Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne.

    Tournament results:  Adam Rogers tied for 15th place, and Tyler Donnellan finished in a tie for 30th place.

    Congratulations to the Pirates on their successful season.

     
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  • Varsity Swimming Shows Tenacity at Heartland Invitational

    On 10/17/20, the varsity swimming team traveled to Lake Placid for the Heartland Invitational. Both the girls and the boys teams placed 6th overall.

    Highlights for the varsity girls team:  Alexandra Stern won both the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. In the 50 freestyle, Faith Mead received 5th place, with Samantha Decker placing 15th and Caitlin Roberts placing 19th. Decker also placed 18th in the 100 freestyle, and Roberts placed 13th in the 100 breaststroke. The girls team placed 5th in both the medley relay and in the 200 freestyle relay.

     
    Highlights for the varsity boys team:  Alex Roberts captured 4th place in the 500 freestyle and 5th place in the 200 individual medley. Jozef Wolek came in 10th in the 500 freestyle and 12th in the 200 individual medley, and Eric Faro placed 12th in the 100 freestyle and 15th in the 50 freestyle. 
     
     
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  • Varsity Cross Country Competes in Fleet Feet Invitational

    The varsity cross country team traveled to Hobe Sound on 10/16/20 for the Fleet Feet Invitational.

    The girls team placed 5th out of 9 teams and narrowly missed one of the top 3 overall spots by a few points. Leading the way for the Lady Pirates was Luna Rivera (18th place), Ellie MacMullan (19th), Leah Chin (26th), Savanna Ware (28th), and Riley Kesterson (36th).

    The boys had a strong showing and placed 2nd out of 11 teams. Leading the charge for the boys were Sam Thomas (15th place), William Munz (16th), Oscar Lindenthal (28th), Ben Evans (31st), and Luke Damiani (35th).

     
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  • 2020-21 Varsity Volleyball District Champions

    Varsity Volleyball Captures District Title

    The varsity volleyball team competed in the District Finals tournament against Merritt Island Christian School on 10/15/20 at Morningside Academy in Port Saint Lucie. For the first time in 17 years and only the 4th time in school history, the Lady Pirates came away with a trophy and a district championship by crushing the Lady Cougars in straight sets: 25-13, 25-21, 25-21.

    Determined to win, the entire Lady Pirates team showed off their skills spectacularly on the court. Senior Miranda Morey earned 1 ace, 1 kill, and 1 block; and junior Alice Grace Lockwood posted 1 ace, 2 digs, 9 Kills, and 1 block. Freshman Elliotte Kahler collected 26 assists, 2 digs, and 1 ace, while junior Alexa Soderman tallied 3 aces, 12 digs, 17 kills, and 2 assists. Also helping the Lady Pirates reach victory were Meredith Burgoon with 2 aces and 13 digs, Izzy Jennings with 3 kills and 1 block, and Ellie Schrock with 1 ace and 8 digs.

    Congratulations to our Lady Pirates as they now advance to the Regional Quarter-Finals!

     
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  • Athletes for the Month of September

    Our Athletes of the Month for September are freshman Alexandra Stern, sophomores Jack Eidemueller and Luna Rivera, and junior Meredith Burgoon. Please click on the headline above to read more about each player.

     
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  • Celebrating TEENtober in the Library

    Stephany Cooksey (lK)
    Come discover TEENtober in the MS/US Library!
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  • Dockside Chats with Dr. Hirstein: Episode 2

    In this week's episode of the Dockside Chat video series, Dr. Hirstein talks about the role of independent schools in education and what motivates him on a daily basis. Listen carefully and you may just hear the manatee mother and baby who were hanging out with us during the shoot.  Click here to watch video
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  • Holocaust Survivor Shares Story with Seventh Grade

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    As the daughter of Polish Holocaust survivors, Mrs. Felicia Smith is passionate about imparting a deeper understanding of the refugee experience. Thank you, Mrs. Smith and @holocaustcenter of Orlando, for bringing history alive for our seventh graders.
     
    Before her birth during World War II, Mrs. Smith's parents survived the Holocaust by escaping from their native Poland to Russia, where they were arrested and imprisoned. Mrs. Smith's own refugee story began after World War II when her family fled oppressive communist Poland.  Her mother applied for visas to numerous countries and finally got help from an organization that attempted to smuggle them to Israel by way of Austria.  With those plans thwarted, the family ended up in Belgium with her aunt.  Because her mother had misgivings about the spread of communism in Europe, the family ultimately decided to emigrate to America. Mrs. Smith celebrated her eighth birthday on the ship on the way to New York. 
     
    Mrs. Smith's story moved the seventh graders and gave them a close-up glimpse into the life of a refugee.

    *eNews: please click on the headline for more photographs.
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  • LEAPIN' LIZARDS, it's time for ANNIE!

    LEAPIN' LIZARDS, it's time for ANNIE!

    The cast and crew of ANNIE! take the stage TONIGHT for the Live Concert Production! Shows are on October 16 and 17, and we couldn't be more excited! Here's a sneak peek!
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  • Mushroom Science and Green Screen Production

    It's been an exciting week in sixth and seventh grade science this week. The seventh graders are dissecting mushrooms to learn more about the reproductive structure of multicellular fungi. The sixth grade students worked directly with Mrs. Fykes to learn how to create a green screen video to use in their astronomy unit.

    *eNews: Please click the headline for more photographs
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  • Soup Bowl Recipe Books and Bowls for Sale

    Soup Bowl Recipe Books and Bowls for Sale

    (lk)
    First and foremost, we would like to thank you for the many years of support you have given the Samaritan Center by participating in the annual Soup Bowl event. Every year, our school community contributes soup in each one of our divisions in order to raise funds to help the homeless families that reside there as they work to rebuild their futures.

    Because of the health restraints imposed by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Samaritan Center’s 28th Annual Soup Bowl will be an “Empty Bowls – Full Heart” event. Additionally, FLIK has kindly offered to prepare two delicious soups (Chicken noodle and Chili) on November 5, so the kids can still enjoy The Soup Day and donate the money collected.

    Saint Edward’s PA will be selling beautiful handmade soup bowls crafted by local artists with a collection of our families’ recipes for $25. We also invite all Saint Edwards’s Families to submit their own delicious soup recipes in order to create our Soup Book. Please submit your recipe in a word document ASAP to the email alidavalos73@gmail.com.

    Please reserve your bowl+recipe book in advance.  Click on this link to purchase:  https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=vvgfaaqd5ms#/home/

    Thank you in advance for helping us ‘cook up’ something different this year and for your many years of supporting this beautiful tradition.

    Sincerely, Alicia Maldonado & Kristin Lockwood, Soup Day Chair and Co-chair.
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  • Spanish Honor Society Induction Ceremony

    Spanish Honor Society Students Inducted

    MJ (lk)
    Sra. Heard hosted a lovely induction ceremony Friday afternoon as part of the Nuestra América chapter. The SES chapter was registered in 2016, but its inaugural induction took place in October 2019 with 26 new members and 9 students recognized with gold (working fluency) and silver (functional fluency) recipients of the Global Seal of Biliteracy. This year's seal recipients took an additional voluntary assessment to qualify since their 2019 AP Spanish Language and Culture exam would not suffice. The assessment measured their listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. All students passed the assessment, and hence, they're being celebrated. It has been a one-of-a-kind year, to say the least, but at Saint Edward's we will continue to celebrate students' achievements with great enthusiasm!

    Congratulations to the following students: Kiran Arain, Catherine Caldwell, Ben Evans, Amira Hussamy, Laurel Logemann, Olivia Pickering, Taylor Wolfe.
    Congratulations also go to the Global Seal of Biliteracy Recipients: Farzaan Naeem, Christopher Powell, John Sarbak, Zayna Shaikh.
     
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  • Supporting Your Teen's Mental Health

    Samantha Borkovic (lk)
    This recent article from CNN about How to Support Your Teen's Mental Health is an excellent outline of strategies every parent can use with their child. The changing dynamics of the college application process, new safety guidelines at school and adjusting to different options to connect with friends are all difficult changes to our children's lives. It's important to remember that a person's mental health is being able to recognize, manage and adapt our emotional responses to our environment in appropriate ways. Your mental health is NOT being happy all of the time... it's okay to be stressed or sad or angry. How you manage and adapt to those emotions is the "health" part. Here are a few steps you can take to connect with your child's mental health:

    1. Listen First - let them express what's happening and how it's impacting them. We all need someone to listen instead of giving solutions or solving the problem for us.
    2. Build Resiliency - Ask about aspects of the situation that they can control and can't control. Explore what steps they can take and own.
    3. Determine Whether More Help is Needed - Teenagers often experience emotional roller coasters because of their development. Decide whether this issue has been happening for more than a week or is a repetitive situation. A professionally trained counselor, therapy or psychologist may be better able to offer guidance.

    If you want to talk more about ways to support your child or about local resources to seek additional help, please reach out to Ms. Mahovetz (MS counselor) or Mrs. Borkovic (US counselor).
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  • Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands!

    (lk)
    We love how this tiny Pirate embraces #worktogether2btogether. She can teach all of us a thing or two about caring for those around us and keeping the campus healthy!
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  • Varsity Boys Golf 'Fairs' Well at Districts

    The varsity boys golf team traveled to the Champions Club in Stuart on 10/13/20 to compete in the District Finals tournament. Having an excellent day on the course, team placed fifth overall.

    Golfers Tyler Donnellan and Adam Rogers both qualified individually to move on to Regionals. Teammate Aidan Heaney received an impressive 17th place in individuals as well.

     
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  • Varsity Volleyball Advances to District Finals

    On 10/13/20, the varsity volleyball team traveled to Morningside Academy in Port Saint Lucie to take on the Brevard HEAT in the district semi-finals. The Lady Pirates extinguished the HEAT with their straight set victory: 26-24, 25-22, 25-17. The team now moves on to the district finals.

    For the Lady Pirates, freshman Elliotte Kahler posted 24 assists, 4 aces, and 7 digs, while junior Meredith Burgoon scored 16 digs and 2 aces. Senior Miranda Morey collected 5 digs, 4 kills, and an ace, and junior Alexa Soderman came up with 13 kills, 13 digs, and 3 aces. Also contributing to the team's successful night were Alice Grace Lockwood, who tallied 8 kills and 5 digs, and Izzy Jennings, who added 4 kills.

     
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  • Middle School Bible Study

    The Middle School Bible Study will meet Thursday morning 7:15-7:45 in FA113.  You are invited to join Father Barrett and other students as we study Bible passages that will shape our lives.  It's a great way to start the day.  If interested, email Father Barrett at jbarrett@steds.org.
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  • More "Change of State" Lab Photos

    Mr. Rogers wishes to share more photos from his 8th-grade Physical Science "Change of State" lab that continued this week.

    Please click on the headline for more photographs.
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  • Sixth grade volleyball team

    Sixth Grade Volleyball Finishes Season on Top

    The sixth grade volleyball team played their last game of the season at home in the Wachter Activities Center on 10/8/20. The Lady Pirates faced The Pine School in a rematch and ultimately defeated the Lady Knight in 2 straight sets: 25-13, 25-17.

    In the 1st set, powerful server Piper McCollom helped her team reach victory by collecting 5 points in succession in her first turn at serving and 6 points in succession during her second serving rotation. With great group effort by the team, the Lady Pirates were able to clinch their 1st set without a problem.

    During the 2nd set, Nico Kennedy acquired 5 points in a row during her second turn serving. Demonstrating their best skills yet in this game allowed the Lady Pirates to secure the second set and reach their overall victory.

    Congratulations to the sixth grade team for their 2-2 season.

     
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  • Varsity Football Captures Win from Warriors


    On 10/8/20, the varsity football team traveled to Lecanto to take on Seven Rivers Christian School. The Pirates, hungry for their first on the road victory, downed the Warriors, 24-14.

    Although the Pirates found themselves down 0-7 early in the 2nd quarter, they quickly bounced back and held a 10-7 lead by halftime. The team sealed their imminent victory in the 4th quarter by scoring their final touchdown with 3:27 left on the clock.

    For the offense, Brennan Wolfe scored on runs of 2 yards and 5 yards and tossed a 29 yard touchdown pass to Dylan Redmon. Redmon himself had 3 receptions for 86 yards. Drew Sternberg rushed for 65 yards and kicked a 23 yard field goal.

    The outstanding defense was led by Josh Langsam with 2 ½ sacks, 8 tackles, and 3 assists. Grant Domenech contributed 3 ½ quarterback sacks, and Ashton Noe added 2 sacks and 6 tackles. Senior Defensive Back BT Termidor had a good showing in his first start, breaking up three passes.

    The Pirates are now 2-0 for their season.

     
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  • 6th-Grade Volleyball Ends Season on a High Note

    From Coach Bao:
    On Thursday, October 8, the 6th-grade volleyball Pirates played against Pine School again after defeating them earlier in the season. 
    In this last game of the season, our powerful server, Piper McCollom, made 5 points in succession by her 1st powerful serving turn and later in her 2nd serving turn, she made 6 points in succession. Every player played their best level so we won the 1st set 25 to 13. In the 2nd set, Nico Kennedy made 5 points in a row at her second serve turn. We ended up beating Pine School with 25-13 and 25:-17.  All 9 players demonstrated their best skills in this game. They can't wait till next season to play their favorite sports, volleyball again.
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  • Kindergarten Bird Watchers Explore Lagoon

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    Mrs. Puttick picked a gorgeous day to take her students on the Lagoon for their bird watching unit in Science. With a nice breeze blowing and sunny skies, Captain Stribling fired up the pontoon boat for a turn in the lagoon, where the children joyfully identified cormorants, pelicans, herons and ospreys. A friendly dolphin even stopped by to say hello. Later in the week, Mrs. Given's class enjoyed a similar adventure, and they even had a mama and baby dolphin follow along. Click below for a cute album of highlights.

    Mrs. Puttick's Class
    Mrs. Given's Class


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  • Last Call for Yearbook Photos

    If a Middle School student (on-campus or distance learner) has not had their yearbook picture taken yet, s/he will need to do that this Friday, October 16th, in the Waxlax Lobby between 7:45 am and 2:00 pm. Regular uniform is expected for distance learners.
    If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Murphy.
     
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  • Message from the Athletic Director

    Dear Pirate Middle School Community,

    I am excited the winter sports season is beginning soon.  Girls Middle School soccer begins on 10/19, boys Middle School soccer on 10/26.  

    However, there is important information that you all also need to know regarding basketball.  We only have one available gym this year to accommodate 6 MS and US teams, and we have about 40 boys and girls 6th-8th grade signed up to play basketball.  For safety reasons and space availability, we cannot have both MS boys and girls practicing at the same time.  Therefore, practices will not be every day.  Coach Zugrave has spent a lot of time looking at when the WAC is open and utilizing the outdoor court.  We have come up with the best possible solution to try and accommodate each team, including the US teams.   As of right now, in general, the boys will practice every Monday and Wednesday, the girls on Tuesday and Thursday.  A schedule will go out weekly about practices and include games when the games begin in November.  There will be times during the year where a team will practice on Friday or not their designated day, and the weekly schedule will have these corrections.
     
    In addition, due to Covid many schools that have played in the past either aren’t having teams or are restricted in travel.  Therefore, our schedules will be very limited this year and are being updated by Mrs. Miller and are on the web. I hope to add more games, but the number of games will be much less than in the past.
     
    Due to the high numbers of boy players, we also need to adjust the size of the teams.  The coaches will divide up the 7th-8th grade players into 2 squads, designated ‘Grey” and “Blue”.  Each squad will have the same number of games.  The 6th-grade boys will have 4 games and a separate team, but will still practice with the 7th and 8th graders.  The girls will be a combined 6th, 7th and 8th-grade team. If the girls numbers are as large as the boys, we may have to divide the girls into squads as well.  Currently, there are no other schools with strictly 6th-grade girls teams.
     
    I will have another email soon with updates and coaches' contacts.  As always, feel free to contact me at my office if you have any questions.

    Jeff Lamscha
    Athletic Director
    Saint Edward’s School
    Work: 772-492-2342
    Cell: 772-559-1405
     
    Middle Basketball will be beginning soon.  Middle School boys basketball will start Monday 10/26, girls Middle School basketball will start on Tuesday 10/27. All practices will be conducted on the outdoor court west of the gym and will be from 4:00-5:30. 
     
     
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  • MS Winter Sports Practices Start Dates

    Please see below for the start dates for all of our MS winter sports:


    MS Boys Basketball October 27
    MS Girls Basketball October 26
    MS Boys Soccer October 26
    MS Girls Soccer October 19
    Varsity Girls Weightlifting October 12


    If you have any questions about our winter season, please contact our athletic director, Jeff Lamscha.
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  • View from a Middle School Student

    Last week, in English class, eighth graders acted out tableaus, still representational scenes, from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. We had fun props like swords, crowns, and the students who portrayed Juliet would sometimes wear a purple feather boa! In science, we completed our ‘Change of State’ lab, where we observed ice melting in a beaker over a hot plate. We recorded our data using Logger Pro. If you are in major acting, you are well aware that we are currently separated in groups, with certain scenes from the play You Can’t Take it With You. We each have assigned roles and have to use many different gestures and expressions when we perform in front of the class.
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  • JV Volleyball Wraps Up Successful Season

    The junior varsity volleyball team traveled to The Pine School in Hobe Sound on 10/8/20 for their last game of the season. Looking to finish their season strong, the Lady Pirates shut down the Lady Knights, winning in straight sets: 25-10, 25-10.

    The team came out strong on the court, taking a commanding lead early with aggressive play from middles Caroline Zoltak and Meagan Baker. Taking a different approach on offense in the last set, the Lady Pirates utilized a 6-2 offense, which proved to be very effective against the Lady Knights. Taylor Wolfe and Kelly Barnett each contributed 3 kills to their team's victory alongside their great setting and defense.
     
    The Lady Pirates have finished their season with an outstanding 7-1 record.

     
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  • Golf Team Bests Sebastian River HS

    In a combined match, the junior varsity boys and the varsity boys golf teams traveled to the Sandridge Golf Course to play Sebastian River High School on 10/5/20. A riveting match until the end, the Pirates outmaneuvered the Sharks on the course, winning 186-189.

    On the scoreboard for the Pirates were Aidan Heaney (41), Jack Kincus (44), Keaton Posk (49), and Marshall Heim (52).

     
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  • Varsity Boys Golf Dominates Senior Night

    On 10/1/20, the varsity golf team celebrated their Senior Night at Riomar Country Club, playing Sebastian River High School. The Pirates outputted the Sharks on the course, sealing their 161-183 victory.

    Senior Jack Kincus showed great leadership on the course, encouraging and guiding his teammates throughout the match. Helping lead the Pirate team to victory were Tyler Donnellan (35), Adam Rogers (39), Aidan Heaney (41), and Marshall Heim (46).

     
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  • JV Volleyball Captures Win from Merritt Island Christian

    The junior varsity volleyball team took on Merritt Island Christian School at home on 10/6/20. The Lady Pirates came out onto the court on fire and never looked back as they collected a straight set win over the Lady Cougars: 25-15, 25-20. Their season record has increased to 6-1.
     
    Team Captain Amira Hussamy led the team in digs, scooping up every ball that came her way. Meagan Baker again led the team in kills with 8, and teammate Kelly Barnett provided 16 assists. The Lady Cougars attempted to mount a late comeback in the second set, but the Lady Pirates continued to bring the heat from the service line to put their opponents away in the last home match of the season. 

     
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  • Varsity Volleyball Tames Lady Cougars

    On 10/6/20, the varsity volleyball team hosted Merritt Island Christian School in the Wachter Activities Center. The Lady Pirates pulled out all the stops to beat the previously 8-1 Lady Cougars in a 5 set showdown: 23-25, 18-25, 25-18, 25-11, 15-5.

    The battle on the court was hard fought with many different tactics being utilized by the Lady Pirates. Alexa Soderman led the team with 17 assists, 7 aces, and 12 kills. Meredith Burgoon recorded 10 digs and aces, while freshman Elliotte Kahler collected 2 aces, 8 digs, and 10 assists. Teammate Alice Grace Lockwood also weighed in with 10 kills for the night. Senior Miranda Morey fittingly served out the game-ending point in her last home match at Saint Edward's School.

    The Lady Pirates are now 8-2 for the season.

     
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  • Dockside Chats with Dr. Hirstein: Episode 1

    Under normal circumstances, parents would be able to see and chat with  Dr. Hirstein in the hallways during conference time, so we thought it was a good opportunity to kick off a brief "get to know you" video series. Today's episode covers a little background as well as his leadership philosophy. Future episodes will highlight things that motivate him, his goals, and an entertaining lightning round that sheds some light on his personality. Click here to watch video

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  • First-Rate Flush Essay Feedback

    Before turning in their essays on Hiaasen's perspectives as illustrated in Flush, sixth grade English students used a rubric to provide each other with feedback. They did a first-rate job of using their 'editors voice' to help their partners revise their essays and focus on growth and improvement.
    *eNews: Please click on the headline for more images.

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  • MS Change of State Lab

    Eighth-grade science students recently completed a lab on the states of matter where they explored how matter changes from solid to liquid to boiling and the energies involved to create these changes.
    *eNews: lease click on the headline for more photos.
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  • MS Music: A Perfect Performance

    Students in the sixth grade have begun working with the Interactive Practice Studio where they play along with musical accompaniment while demonstrating their technique and musicianship. Videos are uploaded to the assignment center where they are graded and suggestions are made for improvement. In this video, Spencer Taft demonstrates a perfect performance on the snare drum.
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  • October 16 Picture Retake Day

    October 16 Picture Retake Day

    If your child was absent on their previous School Photo day, please have him/her ready to have a picture taken on October 16 (School Photo makeup day). For more information about school photos, please visit the School Photos Resource Board tile
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  • Football players and cheerleaders meet the food truck staff

    The Debut of the Hirstein Hot Dog

    MJ
    Last week, SES launched a partnership with Dignity Food Truck, which is a program originated by The Source, our local homeless shelter. The food truck concept was the brainchild of Tony Zorbaugh, who is the executive chef at The Source. The food truck travels to different locations during the week to provide lunches around town, and it's teaching homeless people food service skills that can eventually provide an income.

    The Dignity Food truck team arrived fresh off a road trip to feed residents of Pensacola, where hurricane Sally had recently ripped through the coastline. After serving over 1,000 meals in two days, they drove in with a specialty menu that includes the Pirate Burger and (drum roll please), the Hirstein Hot Dog. Pirate football fans and visitors can order through an app, pay online, get a message that their food is ready and enjoy their delicious selections. This solution honors all Covid protocols, feeds our fans, and amounts to a joyful collaboration between The Source and Saint Edward's School. Watch for them in the parking lot on Fridays!
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  • Varsity Volleyball Serves Up Win Against Lady Patriots

    The varsity volleyball team hosted Master's Academy of Vero Beach on 10/5/20 in the Wachter Activities Center. The Lady Pirates collected another impressive win against the Lady Patriots: 25-17, 25-17, 24-26, 25-15.

    The Lady Pirates led the ship commandingly throughout the game, with a competitive match until the end being played in the 3rd set. The offense showed off an impressive set of skills on the court with Alexa Soderman posting 12 aces and 10 kills and Elliotte Kahler earning 19 assists. Teammate Meredith Burgoon held the ship's defensive upright with 12 digs.

     
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  • Counselor's Corner

    From Ms. Mahovetz:

    Hi MS Families, 
     
    I wanted to share an update with all of you. I joined Mrs. Fojtik for an assembly last Thursday morning with the 6th-grade class that revolved around the topic of empathy, the power of our words, and being an upstander. Being in middle school comes with a lot of new freedoms they are not used to, as well as, social and relational dynamics to sort through. 
     
    The main takeaway we wanted the students to understand was that our words have power, our actions have power, and our reactions have power. We all make mistakes. By using empathy to pause & think about how the other person may feel after we say or do something, they can change the trajectory of that situation, their relationship with that person, and how they feel about their own personal choices. 
     
    This week or during an upcoming family dinner, please consider using some of the following discussion questions to dig a little deeper into this topic with your children: 
    - What do you think the difference is between joking, being mean, and bullying?
    - How do you know if the person you are joking with thinks it's a joke? 
    - Why do you think someone bullies someone else? 
    - What is an upstander?
    - Have you ever stuck up for someone? 
     
    As always, please reach out if I can support your family and your student(s) in any way. Have a great weekend!
     
    Take care,
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  • Five Senses Fun in JK

    Danielle Miner (lk)
    Jr. Kindergarteners are learning about the five senses in science. They had fun exploring the senses of touch, sight, smell and even sound with Play-Doh. They were also able to explore making letters with the Play-Doh or even spelling their name. Such fun was had by all exploring the senses, letter making and strengthening fine motor skills. 
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  • Lower School Chick Cams

    (lk)
    The Lower School has three incubators that have been hopping with activity all day as baby chicks have been working their way out of their shells and into the world! Lucky for us, we don't have to miss a minute of this exciting part of the chicken life cycle, because each incubator has it's own Chick Cam. There were many new arrivals today, and two that hatched in the Art room incubator have been aptly named by Mrs. Rogers: Da Vinci was born approximately at 7:26 a.m. and Michelangelo was born at 12:10 p.m.  

    Check out our Livestream Chick Cams:
    Camera #1 - Science Lab
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  • Mental Illness Awareness Week

    Samantha Borkovic
    October 4-10 is NAMI's Mental Illness Awareness Week (link here). We encourage you to take time with your child to talk about mental health and how to support their journey. We know that 1 in 6 young people experience some type of mental health disorder each year and only 40% of those youth who are diagnosed actually get the help they need with a professional. Please remember that our two school counselors, Ms. Mahovetz and Mrs. Borkovic, are here to be a resource for families and students. They can also provide recommendations for community resources to take advantage of on the Treasure Coast.
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  • MS Bible Study Starts Tomorrow Morning

    The Middle School Bible Study will start up again this Thursday, October 8 from 7:15-7:45 am in FA113.  Father Barrett will be leading this study each week starting with a great curriculum by Practice Ministries out of Dallas, Texas.  Each Bible-based lesson is geared to sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students.  The lessons are stand-alone, so if you miss one now and again, you will be fine.  This will be a great way to meet new people, to start the day with a lesson, and to pray for our needs and those of others.
     
    For those who are new, FA113 is the large room on the ground floor of the Fine Arts Building at the end of the hall to the left.  Please wear your mask in order for us to social distance.  No food will be provided, but you may bring a food item to eat during the time together.  Please confirm your interest by emailing Father Barrett at jbarrett@steds.org.
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  • Ornament Option 1: Masked Pirate

    PA Spirit Shirt and Holiday Ornaments for Sale

    (lk)
    The Parent’s Association has created a special SES Spirit T-shirt that has been designed to capture this specific school year. It can be worn on School Spirit Days and will be available to all divisions. You can choose between a cotton or dry-fit T-shirt.

    We have also teamed up with local artist Teri Barrett to design personalized holiday ornaments. There will be two ornaments: 1) a pirate ship and 2) a pirate face wearing a mask. Each ornament comes with the option to be personalized.

    The order links for these items will remain open until Nov 1. Items will be delivered to your child no later than Nov 20. Please click on the links below to purchase these items and support the Parents Association!  
    [news: click on the headline to see ornament and t-shirt photos]

    PA 2020 Ornament
    2020 Spirit Shirt (cotton)
    2020 Spirit Shirt (Dri Fit)
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  • Romeo and Juliet Practice Begins

    Mrs. Wengler is busy preparing the eighth grade students for their production of Romeo and Juliet. Due to Covid-19, the annual production will be different this year. We'll let you know on what format the play will be held very soon.
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  • Second Graders Design Lego Vehicles

    Katie Newman & Gail Voyles (lk)
    Inspired by LEGO artist, Sean Kenney, second graders were given a bag of 35 pieces and tasked to design and build their own Lego vehicles.
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  • SEEN ON SOCIAL: Anatomy Lab Wound Care

    SEEN ON SOCIAL: Anatomy Lab Wound Care

    (lk)
    Had a chance to visit the Anatomy lab today. We had quite a few wounded Pirates! Luckily our @StEdsVero students know how to treat wounds! Thank you Mrs. Buckley for the invitation! #HowSESLearns - Dr. Hirstein

    *DISCLAIMER: No students were hurt in the making of this class activity. The Theater Department collaborated with Mrs. Buckley's classes to create some pretty realistic wounds!
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  • Sixth Grade Volleyball Wins First Match

    From Coach Bao:
    On October 1, our sixth-grade volleyball team played against the Pine School team. The girls were super excited and played their best levels. Our team's super powerful servers, Piper McCollom, Halle Grella, and Lilli Hegemeier made their best serves of the season so far and all other players had beautiful team collaboration, which greatly contributed to our winning the game: 25 to 17 and 25 to 16.   Go, Young Lady Pirates! 
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  • Varsity Football Revels in Senior Night Success

    On 10/2/20, the varsity football team played their first home game of the season against Cedar Creek Christian School. The Pirates, who were also celebrating their Senior Night, emerged triumphant with a resounding 35-6 victory over the Soldiers.

    Offense highlights: Senior Drew Sternberg was 5 for 5 on extra points and kicked 5 of 6 kick-offs into the end zone. Sternberg also returned a fumble 47 yards to score, acquired 77 yards on 5 carries, and completed an 11 yard touchdown run. Junior Connor Wolfe caught 2 touchdown passes from senior Brennan Wolfe and one from quarterback Dylan Redmon. As a whole, the Pirates rushed for 107 yards on 15 carries and threw for 78 yards, for a total of 185 yards.
     
    Defense highlights:  The Pirate defense was led by senior linebacker Colin Krieger, with 8 tackles and 3 assists. Sophomore Josh Langsam collected 9 tackles, 2 assists, and 3 quarterback sacks as well. Also contributing to the defensive line were Ashton Noe with 7 tackles and 2 assists; Grant Domenech with 6 tackles, 2 assists, and a quarterback sack; Leonardo Wang with 2 sacks; and Gavin Rooney with a quarterback sack.

     
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  • UPDATED: Fall Team Picture Days

    Attention, Fall Season Athletes:

    It is that time of year again to take our fall team photos. This year, the Athletics Department is dividing up team photos into two days.
     
    Picture Day #1 will be held on Wednesday, October 7, for the following sports, starting promptly at 3:45 PM:

    6th Grade Volleyball Outdoor Basketball Hardcourt
    7th/8th Grade Volleyball Outdoor Basketball Hardcourt
    MS Cross Country Football Field
    Varsity Cross Country Football Field
    D-League Football Football Field
     

    Picture Day #2 will be held on Tuesday, October 13, for the following sports, starting at 3:25 PM:

    JV Boys Golf  Fountain (in front of Library)
    Varsity Boys & Girls Swimming Fountain (in front of Library)
    JV Volleyball Wachter Activities Center
    Varsity Volleyball Wachter Activities Center
    Varsity Football Football Field

    Varsity Golf Photos will be taken on 10/15. Meet at the outdoor basketball hardcourt.
     
    Athletes, please make sure to bring your uniform to school on your scheduled picture day. We also ask for your patience during the team picture day as the photographer makes her rounds. 
     
    Thanks so much in advance for your help in making team pictures go smoothly!

     
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  • Countdown to ANNIE! Little Orphan Annie and The Great Depression

    The Tony Award-winning musical ANNIE! takes place in 1933 during the Great Depression, a dark time in our country's history. The very lowest point of the Great Depression was when the economy hit rock bottom and unemployment stood at 13 million people (34 million families). As poverty, emigration, and low wages pulled families apart, many children found themselves abandoned at a young age to orphanages, and many orphanages were established by adults as a way of making money. Child labor was cheap and the children could work in small factories or sewing shops like the one in Annie, for very little money, passing more profit onto the orphanage owners.

    So who knows the name of the disreputable character that ran the orphanage in ANNIE?
    Answer in the comments!

    Have you purchased your tickets for this live stream performance yet? If not, then get movin' buster!!  Livestream tickets can be purchased here!
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  • LEAPIN' LIZARDS, it's the Countdown to ANNIE!

    LEAPIN' LIZARDS, it's the Countdown to ANNIE!

    (lk)
    The cast and crew of ANNIE! are preparing to take the stage for the Live Concert Production on October 16 and 17, and we couldn't be more excited! To get our community ready for this amazing live stream production, we are launching Countdown to ANNIE! Over the next two weeks, we will tickle your noggin and your funny bone: look for fun facts about this beloved musical, ANNIE! themed recipes, ideas for watch parties and more!

    Have you purchased your tickets for this live stream performance yet? If not, then hop to it! Livestream tickets can be purchased here!
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  • Many of our alums will remember Marge's smiling face in the College Guidance office.

    Marge Coupe is turning 95!!

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Marge Coupe is turning 95 on October 15! Many of our alums will remember Marge's smiling face in the College Guidance office where she worked until a month before her 90th birthday, always dressed to the nines in her adorable suits, and eager to help. Since we can't have a party for her, we thought a card campaign and some fun video shout-outs would bring lots of smiles. We want her to be showered in well wishes for her birthday! 

    Videos: Short video well wishes are welcome as well and can be emailed to msegura@steds.org

    Cards: Marge's mailing address: 7955 16th Manor, Apt A212,  Vero Beach, FL 32966

    Thanks for your help!
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  • Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 4-10

    (lk)
    This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. We encourage you to have conversations with your friends and family about how to support young people who may be facing a challenge. We know that 1 in 6 young people experience some type of mental health disorder each year, and only 40% of those youth who are diagnosed actually get the help they need with a professional. The more we talk and learn about these issues, the better off our community will be. You can also reach out to our school counselors for additional support! Please remember that our two school counselors, Ms. Mahovetz and Mrs. Borkovic, are here to be a resource for families and students. They can also provide recommendations for community resources to take advantage of on the Treasure Coast. Mrs. Borkovic created a handy list of resources for upper school students to support your upper school experience! Visit the Wellness Resource Board tile for more resources.
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  • PA October Meeting

    Parents Association October Meeting

    (lk)
    Pirate Parents, PA President Vanessa Orzechowski is back for the month of October, sharing some good news and informing our community about upcoming PA plans. Please take a moment to check out the October News from the Parents Association
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  • Soup Day 2020: “Empty Bowls – Full Heart"

    (lk)
    Dear Saint Edward’s School Parents, 
    First and foremost, we would like to thank you for the many years of support you have given the Samaritan Center by participating in the annual Soup Bowl event.  Every year, our school community contributes soup in each of our divisions in order to raise funds to help the homeless families that reside at the Center as they work to rebuild their futures.
     
    Because of the health restraints imposed by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Samaritan Center’s 28th Annual Soup Bowl will be an “Empty Bowls – Full Heart” event.  Saint Edward’s Parents Association will be selling beautiful handmade soup bowls crafted by local artists with a collection of our families’ recipes for $25. Additionally, Flick has kindly offered to prepare two delicious soups (Chicken noodle and Chili) on November 5, so the kids can still enjoy Soup Day and donate the money traditionally collected on Soup Day.
     
    We also invite all Saint Edwards’s families to submit their own delicious soup recipes in order to create our Soup Day Recipe Book. Please submit your recipe in a word document by email to alidavalos73@gmail.com by October 15.
    Please reserve your bowl and recipe book in advance. 
     
    Thank you in advance for helping us ‘cook up’ something different this year and for your many years of supporting this beautiful tradition.
     
    Sincerely,

    Alicia Maldonado & Kristin Lockwood
    Soup Day Chair and Co-chair
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  • Cross Country Teams Race to Victory at Master's Academy Meet

    On 10/1/20, both the middle school cross country team and the varsity cross country team competed in the meet being held by Master's Academy of Vero. Also competing in the races with Saint Edward's School were teams from Master's Academy of Vero, Covenant Christian School, and the Brevard HEAT.

    The girls team captured 1st place overall, with Ellie MacMullan clocking at 24:01.98 for a 3rd place personal finish. Helping their team secure their win were Savanna Ware (6th place), Sienna Mallon (7th), Riley Kesterson (8th), and Leah Chin (9th).

    The boys team finished 3rd place overall and were led by William Munz who secured 7th place with his 20:50.33 time. Also rounding out the Top 5 for the boys were Sam Thomas (9th place), Jack Eidemueller (10th), Luke Damiani (11th), and Ben Evans (19th).

     
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  • #BeWhoYouAreDay a Success

    #BeWhoYouAreDay was enjoyed by all! Mrs. Mohler read a book about diversity to the entire LS via webex, selfies were taken using the selfie board in the US hallway, and everyone enjoyed the posters shared all over campus! To wrap up this special day, please take a moment to consider these quotes:

    #BeWhoYouAreDay

    “We are all different, which is great because we are all unique
    Without
    diversity, life would be very boring.”
    -
    Catherine Pulsifier

    “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.”
    -
     Islamic Proverb

    “When everyone is included, everyone wins.”
    Jesse Jackson

    “What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us. “
    -
    Edward Kennedy
     
    I can do things you cannot, You can do things I cannot. 
    Together we can do great things!”
    - Mother Teresa
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  • The collection

    Mythical Creatures in Watercolor

    Sherrier (lk)
    From MS/US Art Teacher Eliza Sherrier: The Honors Studio has started painting, and they're kicking things off with watercolor. The task is to combine two animals and one elemental force together to create a new kind of mythical creature. For inspiration, we looked at earth, air, water and fire as well as dozens of wild creatures to create these designs. We hope you enjoy!
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  • FLIK Food Service

    Who's Hungry?

    MJ (lk)
    Good news! FLIK Food Services will be back in action starting Monday, October 5. Pre-orders will no longer be necessary except for grades 3-5. To celebrate, they are offering free pizza and ice cream to students and staff on Monday. Don't have an account yet? Set up is at the click of a button.  Don't miss this opportunity for a sweet and savory treat!
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  • Sixth Grade Volleyball Nets Win Over Pine School

    On 10/1/20, the sixth grade volleyball team traveled to Hobe Sound to play The Pine School. Displaying great teamwork on the court, the Lady Pirates soundly defeated the Lady Knights in two sets: 25-17, 25-16.

    Serving was key for the Lady Pirates throughout the game, and teammates Piper McCollom, Halle Grella, and Lilli Hagemeier executed excellent serves for the team. The sixth-grade team showed off their acquired bumping skills during both sets, which led to their ultimate victory.
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  • Beyond the Bell: Beaker Brains Matter Monsters!

    Beyond the Bell: Beaker Brains Matter Monsters!

    (lk)
    Beaker Brains is off to a really incredible start. With Lepidoptera Lori leading our Beaker Brains gang, we made some amazingly colorful "Matter Monsters" yesterday!! What's not to love about this?!  #scienceexplorers #howseslearns #science 

    This class is currently full, but if you want to get in on the action stay tuned for Atomic Art starting October 29!
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  • Change in schedule starting October 5th

    Change in schedule starting October 5

    On Monday, October 5, the Middle School and Upper School schedule will change a bit. We will now have six minutes in between classes (down from 10 minutes), we'll have a longer break in the middle of the morning (12 minutes) and our lunch will be shortened by 10 minutes. All of this will allow us to regain some time at the end of the day for students to return to their advisor's room for study hall and/or advisory programming. We will still start at 8:00 am and we will still finish the day at 3:25 pm.
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  • ASP candidates. Not pictured: Christopher Powell and Jack Kincus.

    Congratulations, ASP Students

    MJ
    Congratulations to the following students on completing their Advanced Studies Presentations: 
    Alejandro Wang, Zayna Shaikh, Jack Kincus, Cameron Katz, Christopher Powell, Jack Zoltak, Farzaan Naeem, Ashby Taylor, Katie Croom and Cristina Pines. These projects represent months of independent study and weeks of presentation preparation. Their programs of study are attached to this story.
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  • AmazonSmile logo

    Help SES through Amazon Smile

    Linda Konrad
    Did you know you can give to the School by shopping at AmazonSmile? Everything is the same as Amazon with the exception that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Go to smile.amazon.com today and click on “Get Started” or activate AmazonSmile on the Amazon Shopping app.
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  • Kindergarten 100's Chart Puzzle

    Paula Given & Emma Puttick (lk)
    Kindergarten had a blast ending their week by putting together a number puzzle. The students have been working with a 100's chart this week in a variety of ways. Students had a great time with the number challenge game. It was a fun way to end their week learning about bigger and smaller numbers.
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  • Annie star Becca Hurley meets Tully

    Love at First Lick!

    MJ
    "Annie" headliner Becca Hurley got to meet her "Sandy" this week as rehearsals for the livestreamed production go into overdrive in anticipation for next week's debut. Tully is a foster dog loaned to the School, thanks to Morgan Smith, whose family raises service dogs before they go into service. Becca is a natural animal lover and these two became fast friends. She loves learning the commands for Tully almost as much as Tully loves being on stage!
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  • Mark Your Calendar: FAFSA Financial Aid Night 10/19

    Seniors and Senior Parents, the FAFSA is open and can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please make sure you work on this application this month IF you are applying for financial aid. The College Counseling Office encourages all families to submit by November 1 if possible. In addition, some colleges and universities (typically private schools) will require completion of a second application called the CSS Profile, which can be found on the Collegeboard website (www.collegeboard.org).
     
    Our Financial Aid Night is Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. We will have a financial aid officer run a virtual meeting to help explain the FAFSA and answer any questions you may have. In the meanwhile, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Sternberg or Mrs. Wald if you have any questions. Please email Mrs. Zoltak at jzoltak@steds.org if you plan to attend.
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  • MS Art: Gridded Portraits

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    The seventh and eighth grade class has been working on portrait drawing. To make this difficult task easier, we used a grid to help us with proportions, shape, and shading.
    (eNews: click READ MORE to see examples of the student work)
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  • Progress Reports Online for Grades 4 and 5

    Jo Giesecke (lk)
    Mid-term progress reports for fourth and fifth grade students are now available online.  A progress report is not written for every student.  The first progress report is written for all new students and for other students whose teachers wish to communicate with their parents at this time.
     
    To access progress reports, parents should log into mySTEDS > click on their child’s name in the upper left corner > select the Progress tab > click on the Report Card link > then click on 4th/5th T1  Progress Report
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  • Seventh Grade English Paired Text Workout

     
    To experience a more in-depth exposure to the themes in A Long Walk to Water, seventh-grade English students read the short story The Last Class: The Story of a Little Alsatian by Alphonse Daudet. In both these texts, the protagonists have to deal with unexpected and drastic change. Both readings required students to synthesize information, preparing them for their future studies where they will be sorting and analyzing a lot of information. 
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  • The Partial Portrait Project

    Ms. Sherrier (lk)
    Ms. Sherrier, MS/US art teacher: In the sixth-grade studio, we've been hard at work on a different kind of self-portrait. The challenge is to take an image of half of your face and try to create the rest. The results are worth the challenge! See some samples of our work here:
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  • US Class T-Shirt Orders are Due!

    Don't forget to purchase your class t-shirts! All shirts are $12 and can be purchased by using this link. Students should fill in their size on the class spreadsheet sent to them by Mr. Zugave
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  • JV Volleyball Dominates Lady Eagles on Court

    On 9/29/20, the junior varsity volleyball team faced off against Morningside Academy in the Wachter Activities Center. The Lady Pirates grounded the Lady Eagles in 2 sets: 25-18, 25-18

    Stepping in for injured setter Kelly Barnett, Taylor Wolfe directed the offense on the court in the toughest matchup for the Lady Pirates so far. Freshman Meagan Baker continued her strong play, with 3 blocks and 9 kills. Baker also closed out the last set with 3 straight aces to finish off the Lady Eagles. The team's season record is now 5-0.

     
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  • Assist: Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise

    Assist Team (lk)
    While the cardiovascular and physical benefits of exercise are well known, some of the other advantages to your health may surprise you. Strive to get daily physical activity to reap rewards such as improved concentration, enhanced immunity and a reduction in stress and anxiety.
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  • Ruby shows off her monster.

    English 12H creates their own monsters

    Kelly Fykes (lk)
    Students in Mrs. Fykes and Ms. Pellegrino's English 12H classes created monsters inspired by Shelley's novel Frankenstein.  However, it was more than just a fun art project as students had to make decisions about themes and ideas in the novel to help them draw their creations. For example, if they felt that Victor Frankenstein was a villain, they drew a round head for their monster. Whereas if they felt that Victor was the victim, they drew a square head for their monster. After they drew their monsters, they had to do a written portion that explained their choices using textual evidence from the novel.
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  • Lines in the Lagoon

    (lk)
    Several middle school students took part in the annual Lines in the Lagoon fishing tournament last weekend. The tournament is organized and planned by youth in an effort to raise awareness about the condition of the Indian River lagoon.

    Click on the headline to enjoy more photographs.
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  • SEEN ON SOCIAL: National Teach Spanish Day

    (lk)
    We celebrate National Teach Spanish Day by having the Honor 4 students say why learning Spanish is important to them! -Amarilys F Heard
    @Amarilys4ever
     
    #WorkTogether2BTogether
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  • WebEx Instructions for Parents: How to Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences

    WebEx Instructions for Parents: How to Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences

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    Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on October 8-9 this year, and they will be virtual. Signups will begin Wednesday, September 30, and close on Tuesday, October 6. 

    Conferences this year will take place using the WebEx system that students use every day when joining classes from the annex or home. It is very easy to use. Please refer to these directions to learn how to access your conferences, and visit the Parent/Teacher Conferences Resource Board tile for additional information.
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  • September

    Erroneous 32963 Newspaper Report

    (lk)
    Please see the following information released by the School regarding the health and safety of our campus:
    https://steds.myschoolapp.com/podium/push/default.aspx?i=374082&s=62
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  • Varsity Volleyball Victorious on Senior Night

    The varsity volleyball team held their Senior Night against Morningside Academy on 9/29/20 in the Wachter Activities Center. In a thrilling game to the end, the Lady Pirates downed the Lady Eagles in 4 sets: 25-12, 19-25, 25-18, 25-20.

    With hard work and communication as their theme so far this season, the Lady Pirates came out strong taking the first set 25-12. While they stumbled momentarily in the second set, the team bounced right back and kept up the fight until they found triumph in the third and fourth sets. The season record for the Lady Pirates has increased to 4-1.

    In an amazing showcase of her skills on Senior Night, senior Miranda Morey earned 2 aces, 11 digs, 4 kills, and 4 blocks.

    Additional highlights for the Lady Pirates: Elliotte Kahler - 20 assists and 2 aces; Alexa Soderman - 3 aces, 11 digs, and 11 kills; Meredith Burgoon - 6 digs and 3 blocks; and Alice Grace Lockwood - 8 digs and 9 kills.

     
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  • JV Volleyball Continues Winning Streak

    The junior varsity volleyball team, looking to continue their victorious run, faced Covenant Christian School on the road on 9/25/20. While the Lady Lions came out aggressive in the first set and took an early lead, the Lady Pirates pushed back and showed a true determination to win. With their service game proving to be too much for Covenant Christian, the Lady Pirates ultimately claimed another straight set victory: 25-15, 25-11.

    Leading the way on the court with her dominating net play and aggressive serves was freshman Caroline Zoltak. Junior Amira Hussamy provided a strong defense for the Lady Pirates. Thanks to a full team effort, including having 8 team members registering kills, the Lady Pirates have improved to a 4-0 season record.

     
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  • Varsity Volleyball Triumphant in Rematch with Lady Lions

    On 9/25/20, the varsity volleyball team traveled to Palm Bay for a rematch with Covenant Christian School. Determined to reclaim their rightful victory, the Lady Pirates subdued the Lady Lions with a 4 set win: 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-22.

    Pulling out some tricky moves on the court, the team implemented several line-up switches that seemed to work in their favor. Senior Miranda Morey led the team in kills with 7. Meredith Burgoon, junior, contributed an impressive 23 digs, and teammate Alexa Soderman, junior, led the team in both assists (10) and aces (4).

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  • SEEN ON SOCIAL: 2020 Student Athletes

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    Our student athletes are working hard. I watched cross country take off on a long run and football and volleyball split the WAC because of rain. A bunch of senior nights this week! It is finally feeling like “normal” again! ?- Dr. Hirstein
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  • SEEN ON SOCIAL: Carl Hiaasen Jamboard

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    After reading and analyzing three Carl Hiaasen interviews to determine his perspectives on Florida, sixth grade English students captured and shared their thinking in real-time on #Jamboard #howseslearns #howsesconnects - Susi M-Durand
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    SEEN ON SOCIAL: Character Chairs for ANNIE!

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    Meet the Characters Chairs! In a concert version of a show, some weird things become important! Here we have Annie's final chair, Warbucks' office chair, Miss Hannigan's broken down rattan chair, a classic upholstered chair for Grace and FDR's wheelchair! #HowSES Learns - @StEdsArts
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  • SEEN ON SOCIAL: Hurricane Expert Drops By

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    A big thank you to@JackSillin for 'dropping' into our @StEdsVero ninth grade Geography class today to discuss hurricanes. We were lucky to have his expertise in the room today! Hurricane season is not over yet--especially here in FL! #howseslearns  - Greg Zugrave
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  • September 30 is #BeWhoYouAreDay

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    The SES Library is sponsoring a schoolwide event called #BeWhoYouAreDay on Wednesday, 9/30.  This day will recognize & celebrate what makes us all unique, and reinforce that our differences are accepted and loved. In addition to the posters and collages all around campus made by the MS/US Art classes and the library, the day will include a Celebrate What Makes You-nique! selfie station which will be adjacent to the school store and available for all students, faculty & staff to take pictures throughout the day. This should be a fun way to raise awareness on campus of inclusion and acceptance! #BeWhoYouAreDay
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  •  Lid Gig is October 30th

     
    It’s time for our students to create the perfect topper. The Middle School annual Lid Gig is fast approaching. Students are invited to create a special hat "Lid" in celebration of Halloween. We will show off our hats by wearing them throughout the day on Friday, October 30th. Students should create an original hat that represents one of the following four themes: sports ~ movies ~ creative ~ spooky. A regular cap or hat may be used as the base, but otherwise, the lid should be an original creation. Face masks may be incorporated into the theme of the hat, but no other clothing or costume items may be worn. Unfortunately, parents will not be permitted to attend the assembly due to COVID restrictions. Also, please do not send candy in with your child as sharing of food items is not permitted. 
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  • Conferences with the Counselor

    Join our School Counsleor, Ms. Mahovetz, for a Family Appointment during Parent-Teacher Conferences. These meetings are scheduled for 20 minutes and give you an opportunity to meet the School Counselor and find out what kind of support she can offer your student(s) and family this year. Please book your appointment in advance using her Google Appointment Calendar.
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  • From the Art Room: 6th Grade Self-Portraits

    Please click here to see the 6th grade self-portraits.
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  • Historical Comic Books

    In History class the 6th graders are creating comic books demonstrating their knowledge on the changes that occurred between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods using a great resource called Pixton.

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  • MS Bible Study

    The Middle School Bible Study will start up again this Thursday, October 1 from 7:15-7:45 am in FA113.  Father Barrett will be leading this study each week starting with a great curriculum by Practice Ministries out of Dallas, Texas. Each Bible-based lesson is geared to sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students. The lessons are stand-alone, so if you miss one now and again, you will be fine. This will be a great way to meet new people, to start the day with a lesson, and to pray for our needs and those of others.
     
    For those who are new, FA113 is the large room on the ground floor of the Fine Arts Building at the end of the hall to the left. Please wear your mask in order for us to social distance. No food will be provided, but you may bring a food item to eat during the time together. Please confirm your interest by emailing Father Barrett at jbarrett@steds.org.
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  • Parent Notification Needed for Distance Learners

    Parents, 
    On the occasion that your child may need to stay home and utilize our Distance Learning Platform, the Middle School Office still needs to be notified that your child will not physically be in our classrooms. We cannot accept a student email as an official notification. This does not apply to those students who are permanent Distance Learners.
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  • SEEN ON SOCIAL: Prehistoric Comics

    Mrs. Bischoff's sixth graders creating comic books using #Pixton to show their understanding of Paleolithic vs Neolithic periods #howseslearns
     
     
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  • Students Need Headphones!

    It is imperative that Middle School students have headphones to use while working in the annex or on individual projects in the classroom involving sound. Students should bring headphones to every class. The Pirate Cove does have headphones for sale.
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  • Summer Reading Challenge Celebration

    Four Middle School students accepted and conquered the Summer 2020 Reading Challenge and were rewarded with a special lunch at Humiston Park and an ice cream cone at Kilwins.

    Ray Taft (8), Sadie Howarth (8), Zachary Walsh (8), and Chloe Howarth (6) all read a minimum of five SSYRA books from the 2020-2021 MIddle School list and posted reviews for each book on our school catalog along with a review on the Challenge FlipGrid page.  

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  • Members of the 2020 Student Government

    US Student Counsel Election Winners Announced

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    Congratulations to this year's newly elected student government representatives:

    Seniors:
    Class President - Cristina Pines
    Class Vice President - Jack Kincus
     
    Juniors:
    Class President - Kira Manelski
    Class Vice President - Ellie MacMullan
    Class Representatives -  Emma Fini, Abby McGee
     
    Sophomores:
    Class President - Josh Langsam
    Class Vice President - Bella Cooper
    Class Representatives - Laurel Logemann, Maeve Reicher
     
    Freshman:
    Class President - Sammie Brown
    Class Vice President - Jasmine Nunez
    Class Representatives - Millicent Critchfield, Grace Haller
     
    The Sophomore Class Wins with the Most Participation in our election at 89% of the Sophomore Class! 
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  • A Digital Gallery Walk Through South Sudan

    Not to be daunted by the health and safety protocols due to the pandemic, seventh grade English students still went on a gallery walk to explore the setting of A Long Walk to Water - a digital gallery walk. The slideshow took the students on a trip through the landscape of South Sudan and introduced them to the country's inhabitants to help them visualize the protagonists' lives in the novel. Students learned that the Dinka people of South Sudan are reportedly the tallest people in the world. In fact, Raymond T. pointed out that renowned NBA player Manute Bol was from the Dinka tribe. (eNews: Please click on the headline for more photos.)
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  • Beyond the Bell:  Science Explorers' Beaker Brains Camp

    Beyond the Bell: Science Explorers' Beaker Brains Camp

    Here's a super cute 'sneak peek' into Science Explorers' Beaker Brains Camp! Stay tuned next week to see the many fabulous creations, like Matter Monster and Lava test tubes! 
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  • Counselor Corner - Strategies for Self-Regulation & Advocacy

    Samantha Borkovic (lk)
    We love the Cultures of Dignity “Tiny Guides” which are helpful tools for various social-emotional concepts. Given that this week is a Progress Report checkpoint, your counseling team wants to share the Self Regulation & Advocacy guide. You can use these strategies when talking to your teachers and families about grades. They are also practical tools to use outside of academics! Check out this video from the counselors to learn more. Remember, Ms. Mahovetz and Mrs. Borkovic are always here to help you.
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  • Cross Country Team takes in a movie

    Cross Country Team Gets the "Starr" Treatment

    MJ (lk)
    Last Friday night, the Cross Country team had a special showing of the film "McFarland" at the Majestic Theatre. The Starr family graciously hosted the team, and it proved to be an inspirational team bonding evening. Thanks so much, Starr family, for your support of SES and our intrepid runners!
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  • MS and US Progress Reports Available Online Friday 9/25

    MS and US Progress Reports Available Online Friday 9/25

    MS and US progress reports will be available online Friday, September 25.   To access report cards in mySTEDS, parents should log into mySTEDS > click on their child’s name in the upper left corner > select the Progress tab > click on the Report Card link. *Please refer to your student's progress report when scheduling parent-teacher conferences this year, and use them as an indicator for the need to schedule a conference.
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  • MS Science: Energetic Debate

    MS Science: Energetic Debate

    MS students teamed up to debate the hot topic of Energy. Landon and Payton were members of the scientists' teams who opposed putting more money into renewable energy sources and reducing the money going into nonrenewable energy. They focused on Nuclear power, which does not produce greenhouse gases, is reliable, and can produce a significant amount of energy with one power plant. The team they were on won the debate in their class this year! Olivia and Fields were the citizens for the Affirmative team supporting renewable energy and discussed the amount of money that it brings to the economy and businesses who use renewable energy. Mikey was part of the Citizens team discussing the importance of fossil fuels and nuclear power. Both of the business teams which discuss the economic benefits of renewable and nonrenewable had great arguments. They included Wyatt, Sebby, and Amare (Negative Team) and Mark, Kaleb, and Rayne (Positive Team). 
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  • MS Science: Probe Tech

    For the first time this year, eighth grade students used the computer interfaced measurement probes and software in Physical Science. Here, Grace Griffeth (8) learns the software that will enable her to best analyze her data.
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  • Pirate Perspective Weekly Vlog: Monday September 21

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    Starting tomorrow, every Monday morning in homeroom, the virtual newspaper known as the "Pirate Perspective" will be sent out via email. For this week's video, we're happy to share the introduction to our vlog. Our goal is to share a video with the student body every Monday morning. It will cover several beats every week, including academic, athletic and fine art news. Additionally, every week we will have a "wild card" segment which will be new with every vlog.  Examples of these wild card topics include, but not limited to, breaking news, tips and opinions. While we understand how certain topics can become controversial, we want to create a safe place for student opinions to be expressed and discussed. This is planned to help strengthen our community and encourage greater student involvement, while also maintaining a humorous twist. 
    Thank you and we hope you enjoy our perspectives of the week :)  
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  • Register for Family History Night: Using Your Phone for Family History

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    This event is open to ALL SES families who want to learn more about their family history. Mrs. Murphy hosts genealogy expert Crystal Farish from Ancestry.com, who will talk about using today's technology to preserve and share family history. 

    This virtual meeting is free and open to the public but does require an RSVP to receive the event link. Please send an email to familyhistory@steds.org by Monday, October 5.
    Event date and time: Tuesday, October 6 at 8 pm 
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  • View from a Middle School Student

    Last week, eighth-grade students completed a Temperature Probe Response Time Lab in science. We collected data using Logger Pro. This Monday, in English, Mrs. Wengler’s classes wrote an essay in class on if they thought ‘love at first sight’ was real or not, since we are reading Romeo and Juliet. In history class, we made PSA’s, or Public Service Announcements about the Declaration of Independence!

    Contributed by Molly Rummel (8)
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  • Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences Registration

    Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences Registration

    Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on October 8-9 this year, and they will be virtual. Signups will begin Wednesday, September 30, and close at noon Tuesday, October 6.  Here are directions for conference sign-ups. Please be advised that parents are not required to sign up for every teacher and every class. When deciding about which teachers you need to plan a conference with, please refer to your student's most recent Progress Reports, and use them as an indicator for the need to schedule a conference. Also please note that the time slots in the LS division differ from those available for the MS & US.

    Next week's eNews will include details regarding signup and attendance directions. Conference attendance procedures will be different this year, so please refer to the instructions that will be provided next week so that you will be prepared for successful parent-teacher conference meetings this year.
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  • From the Pirate Cove School Store:  The online store in now live!

    From the Pirate Cove School Store: Have you checked out The Pirate Cove Store online yet?

    eburgoon (lk)
    Browse all the new styles for 2020-2021!  Shop during the school day, and have your order sent home with your child.  Visit https://the-pirate-cove-at-st-edwards-school.myshopify.com/ today for the latest apparel, accessories and spirit items. You can also find the online link under the Pirate Cove tile on the Resource Page. New items are being added every week, so check back often.  Happy shopping!
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  • MS Cross Country Holds First Home Meet

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    The middle school cross country team held their first home meet on 9/22/20. Schools invited to attend the meet were Master's Academy of Vero Beach and The Pine School. Both the boys and girls teams from Saint Edward's School came in 2nd place overall.

    For the boys team, Matthew Vatland came in 3rd place, clocking in at 14:32. Also rounding out the top 5 for the Pirates were Jimmy Collins (5th place), Jay Leibik (8th), Jackson Colontrelle (9th) and Matthew Stern (10th).
     
    For the girls team, Sienna Mallon finished in 4th place (16:29) with Leah Chin not far behind in 5th place (16:45). Mia Fernandez (6th place) and Jenessa Kendall (10th) helped make up the top 4 for the Lady Pirates.

     
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  • MS Volleyball Showcases Skills on Court

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    On 9/21/20, the seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball team traveled to Master's Academy of Vero Beach.  The Lady Pirates rallied together to overthrow the Lady Patriots in 2 sets: 25-17, 25-15.

    On the court, the team displayed their skills and produced an excellent serving game. Sadie Howarth took the reigns at 8-17 in the first set, scoring 17 points in a row to finish out the set.
     
    Teammates Olivia Hawkins and Sommer Soderman did an outstanding job serving in the second set, which helped lead the Lady Pirates to their ultimate victory.

     
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  • Counselor Corner - Self-Regulation & Self-Advocacy

    Guidance Counselors Mrs. Borkovic and Ms. Mahovetz love the Cultures of Dignity “Tiny Guides” which are helpful tools for various social-emotional concepts. Given that this week is a Progress Report checkpoint, your counseling team wants to share the Self Regulation & Advocacy guide. You can use these strategies when talking to your teachers and families about grades. They are also practical tools to use outside of academics! Check out this video from the counselors to learn more. Remember, Ms. Mahovetz and Mrs. Borkovic are always here to help you.
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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on October 8-9 this year, and they will be virtual. Signups will begin Wednesday, September 30, and close on Tuesday, October 6.  Please look for details regarding signup and attendance directions in this week's eNews, as conference attendance procedures will be different this year. Please be advised that parents are not required to sign up for every teacher and every class.
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  • JV Volleyball Seizes Victory from Lady Patriots

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    The junior varsity volleyball team traveled to Master's Academy of Vero Beach on 9/21/20. Although their opponent was different this time, the outcome remained the same as the Lady Pirates dominated the Lady Patriots in 2 sets: 25-15, 25-9.
     
    Under the leadership of newly appointed team captains Ivy Yang and Amira Hussamy, the Lady Pirates jumped out to an early 8-2 lead and never looked back. Middles Meagan Baker and Caroline Zoltak again set the tone at the net, shutting down the Lady Patriots' offense. Setters Kelly Barnett and Taylor Wolfe directed the offense on the court, with kills being contributed from multiple players in a great display of team effort.

     
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  • Varsity Volleyball Soars Over Master's Academy

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    On 9/21/20, the varsity volleyball team took on Master's Academy of Vero Beach on the road. The Lady Pirates clinched a solid win over the Lady Patriots in 3 straight sets: 25-7, 25-23, 25-23.

    The first set was a serving exhibition for the girls. Alexa Soderman served up 7 aces in the match, while teammates Elliotte Kahler, Meredith Burgoon and Alice Grace Lockwood had 3 aces apiece.

    Soderman and Burgoon also demonstrated great defense in the match-up with 12 digs each. On offense, Soderman led the team in kills with 9 and Lockwood also contributed 5. Helping her team along to victory, Kahler had 14 assists for the night.

     
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  • Cross Country Hosts Race to the River Invitational

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    The varsity cross country team held the Race to the River Invitational Meet on 9/19/20. Teams competing in the races included Saint Edward's School, Master's Academy of Vero Beach, John Carroll Catholic High School, Morningside Academy and Florida Prep Academy. Both the varsity boys and varsity girls teams displayed strong performances in the meet.

    Leading the Pirates on the course were Sam Thomas (2nd place), Jack Eidemueller (3rd), William Munz (4th), Ben Evans (9th) and Luke Damiani (12th). 
     
    The Lady Pirates were led by Luna Rivera (2nd place), Savanna Ware (5th), Riley Kesterson (6th), Sienna Mallon (7th) and Anna Marie Zugrave (9th).

    For the junior varsity races, the boys race was won by seventh grader Matthew Vatland, and the girls race was won by sixth grader Leah Chin.

      
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  • JV Volleyball Conquers Lady Spartans on the Court

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    On 9/18/20, the junior varsity volleyball team faced off against Somerset College Prep Academy in the Wachter Activities Center. Continuing their winning streak, the Lady Pirates downed the Lady Spartans in 2 sets, 25-10, 25-6.
     
    Aggressive net play and a strong service game were the keys to the team's victory. The Lady Pirates collected 15 service aces during the game, with 3 each from setter Kelly Barnett, outside hitter Ivy Yang and opposite hitter Taylor Wolfe.
     
    The Lady Spartans had difficulty finding any holes in the Lady Pirates' defense. The blocking of the front line by Chase Nelson, Meagan Baker and Caroline Zoltak provided few scoring opportunities for their opponents, and the balls that did break through were picked up by defensive specialists Jasmine Nunez and Alex Henriquez.

     
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  • 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball Game

    Thrilling Start to 7th/8th Grade Volleyball Season

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    The seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball team began their season on 9/17/20 facing Morningside Academy in the Watchter Activities Center. With a thrilling back and forth in the second set, the Lady Pirates ultimately grounded the Lady Eagles: 25-13, 25-19.

    Aerin Russell's underhand serves for 7 points in a row helped get the game off to a great start for the Lady Pirate team. The entire team showed a great display of communication on the court throughout the game, which resulted in very few unforced errors. The Lady Pirates used their 3 touches often, with several hits becoming winners and thus leading to an opening season victory.

     
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  • Varsity Volleyball Nets Win Over Lady Spartans

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    The varsity volleyball team hosted Somerset College Prep Academy on 9/18/20 in the Wachter Activities Center. The Lady Pirates overcame the Lady Spartans in a gritty, hard-fought five sets: 13-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-20.

    Freshman Elliotte Kahler led the team in aces with 6 and in assists with 19. Junior Alexa Soderman had 19 kills, and the quartet of Kahler, Soderman, Miranda Morey and Alice Grace Lockwood all managed roughly 9 digs a piece with solid backup from Abby McGee and Meredith Burgoon.
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  • JV Volleyball Serves Up Season Opening Win

    The junior varsity volleyball team hosted Covenant Christian School for their season opener on 9/17/20 in the Wachter Activities Center. The Lady Pirates showed true grit on the court, overcoming the Lady Lions in two sets: 25-22, 25-11.

    Eager to get their season underway, the team started their match with opening night jitters and fell behind early on against the Lady Lions. However, they quickly rallied, thanks to aggressive play from middle blockers Caroline Zoltak and Meagan Baker. Strong defense from libero Amira Hussamy and defensive specialist Jasmine Nunez helped the Pirates rebound and claim victory in the first set.

    The girls' adrenaline carried over into the second set as the team was led by 8 service Aces from setter Kelly Barnett. Solid leadership from court captain Ivy Yang and exceptional play from the entire group allowed the Lady Pirates to dominate the second set, culminating in a well-deserved victory for the team.
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  •  Happy World Water Monitoring Day!

    Happy World Water Monitoring Day!

    From Jack Kincus, Senior Earth Echo Water Challenge Ambassador to Saint Edward's Upper School and Middle School Community: Happy World Water Monitoring Day! If you all are interested, please take the time to watch the following video regarding water quality monitoring, and the Our Echo 30x30 campaign here.
     
    Also, If you are interested in participating in a socially-distanced beach clean-up over the course of this weekend in the name of world water monitoring day and international coastal clean-up day, please fill out the following form here, so we can gauge our efforts as a school! Volunteer hours may be earned by upper school students for their verified participation this weekend!
     
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  • Beyond the Bell Offerings for MS

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    Join us as we go Beyond The Bell! We are proud to offer after school "Sailing with Youth Sailing Foundation" this Fall at SES Campus! Please visit steds.org/beyondthebell to register and view the catalog!
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  • Beyond the Bell: Virtual Lil Picassos is Back!

    Beyond the Bell: Virtual Lil Picassos is Back!

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    Virtual Lil' Picassos is back! Don't miss Monday afternoons with Ms. Teri and friends. You will receive custom kits with canvases, brushes and paints! Join the fun with us this Fall. Students can create all week long and spend 45 minutes each Monday on Zoom with Ms. Teri and friends for fun, painting, creating and sharing! 
    Taught by Teri Barrett
    Grades: PK - 4th
    Mondays: September 28 - November 30 • 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Visit Beyond the Bell at steds.org to download the fall catalog and register! 
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  • Spencer Taft, Jack Curley, Landon Kahler fit in a quick round of twilight golf

    Caught on Campus: September 14-18

    MJ (lk)
    This week was another busy one on the Pirate Ship, so check out these gems that were informally caught on campus. Happy Friday! (eNews: click READ MORE.)
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  • Counselor Corner - How to Manage Test Anxiety

    Marie Mahovetz (lk)
    Test anxiety is a monster that creeps up on so many students and doesn't come in a one-size-fits-all format. A favorite resource of mine can be found HERE - it is a one-pager that dives into first, the signs that you may be experiencing test anxiety, and second, a collection of strategies that may work for you the next time it happens. Read more about methods to help you overcome test anxiety and send that monster back under the bed HERE. Find these resources and more under the MS Counseling bulletin board in the Advisory section of MySTEDS. Test Anxiety Symptoms and Strategies One-Pager
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  • Eighth Grade Science Presentations

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    Students in Mr. Rogers's 8th-grade science class produced a display to represent the information they gathered about classifying matter. The attached pictures are of them presenting their display to the class. Students who are distance learning worked in pairs over Zoom/GoogleMeet to produce a GoogleSlide of their display.
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  • Letter to MS Families Regarding Freedom from Chemical Dependency

    Please click here for a letter from Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Bischoff, and Ms. Mahovetz outlining our relationship with Freedom from Chemical Dependency and the school's Assist Team.
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  • Live-Stream Policy for Absent Students

    Saint Edward's School students who are enrolled in our traditional, on-campus program may have days when they are absent, whether it be for illness or other reasons. If they are able, absent students are permitted to live-stream the classes they are missing via WebEx, with the following understandings: Please review the Live-Stream Policy for Absent Students for more information.
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  • LS School Photo Sessions Begin Next Week

    Say Cheese! Next week LS students will have their school photo taken - see dates and times below:
    LOWER SCHOOL
    • Tuesday September 22 - 1st Grade & 2nd Grade
    • Wednesday September 23 – Pre-K, JK & Kindergarten
    • Thursday, September 24 – 3rd Grade, 4th Grade & 5th Grade
    To order, visit the School Photos Resource Board tile
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  • Mark Your Calendar: Parent Teacher Conferences

    Mark Your Calendar: Parent Teacher Conferences

    Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on October 8-9 this year, and they will be virtual. Signups will begin Wednesday, September 30, and close on Tuesday, October 6.  Please look for details regarding signup and attendance directions in next week's eNews, as conference attendance procedures will be different this year. Please be advised that parents are not required to sign up for every teacher and every class.
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  • Navigating mySTEDS for New Parents

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    Kelly Fykes, one of the technology coordinators for the Middle School and Upper School, recently produced a video to help new parents navigate the school's website to better access student grades, comments and schedules. Please click here to view the video.
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  • Be Your Own Family Detective

    Want to Be Your Own Family Detective?

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    For the first time ever, SES is offering a chance to become historical detectives for your family. On October 6 at 8 p.m., Mrs. Murphy will host Family History Night: Using Your Phone to Preserve & Share Family History with genealogy expert Crystal Farish from Ancestry.com. This evening is open to all of our SES families and beyond, so mark your calendars now to learn how to capture the stories of the past that shape who you are today.

    This virtual meeting is free and open to the public but does require an RSVP to receive the event link. Please send an email to familyhistory@steds.org by October 5.
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  • ANNIE! Purchase Tickets for Livestream Performance

    ANNIE! Purchase Tickets for Livestream Performance

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    This year's fall theater production ANNIE! will be a Livestream Concert Production of the Broadway Musical! There will be two performances: Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, 2020.
    Livestream tickets can be purchased here. Ticket sales begin September 25.
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    *Cast Change Announcement:
    Math lab genius, sailor, and now Daddy Warbucks! US math teacher Jordan Canevari is stepping into the role of Daddy Warbucks -- who knew he could sing, too? Once again, our Pirates are pulling together to support each other because the show must go on. We're so excited to have a teacher on stage with the cast. Click on the link now to purchase tickets to next Friday and Saturday's shows.
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  • The collection

    Check out our Zentangle Trees!

    Sherrier (lk)
    The 7th and 8th grade are working on realistic drawings... with a twist. Their Zentangle trees are eye-catching on the wall as a collection or individually. See some samples here:
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  • Kindergarten Owl Pellet Dissection

    Paula Given & Emma Puttick (lk)
    Kindergarten has been enjoying learning all about birds. Students have been focusing their bird study on birds of prey. One of their favorite raptors to study has been the owl. This week, students were able to use an owl pellet bone chart to determine what tasty morsel the owl ate for dinner! Students explored many different bone shapes and sizes from voles, rodents and small birds!
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  • In process work...

    Studio Art: The Four Views Project

    Sherrier (lk)
    In Studio Art, 9th through 12th-grade students are focusing on form. Drawing realistically isn't easy, so our class is looking at parts of everyday objects to work on shape and shading. (eNews: click the headline to see more photos.)
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  • Zayna works with a student in Kenya

    The Kenya Tutoring Program is Back!

    KL (lk)
    Mr. Leonhardt happily announced this week that the Kenya Tutoring Program has been launched for the 2020-2021 school year. Mr. Leonhardt took over as the Program Mentor, and the team is led by senior Cristina Pines and junior Amira Hussamy, who have established a system to make sure we have someone in line to take over as the seniors graduate. This way, the program will always be in the capable hands of a dependable student leader. 
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  • Varsity Swimming Makes Splash at Opening Meets

    Varsity boys and girls swimming competed in dual meets at North County Aquatic Center in Sebastian on 9/15/20. Saint Edward's faced both Sebastian River High School and Somerset College Prep Academy in separate races.
     
    Highlights for Saint Edward's School versus Sebastian River: Alexandra Stern clocked in a career-best at 5:05.31, winning the Girls 500 Yard Freestyle. Faith Mead took first placed for the girls in the 100 Yard Free.

    Highlights for Saint Edward's School versus Somerset Prep: Faith Mead secured first placed for the girls in both the 100 Yard Free and in the 50 Yard Free.
     
     
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  • A View into U.S. History

    Students work as partners on combating oppressive British taxes on the eve of the American Revolution.
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  • Live-Stream Policy for Absent Students

    Please click here for the Live-Stream Policy for Absent Students.
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  • National Hispanic Heritage Month

    National Hispanic Heritage Month

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    Saint Edward’s acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of American citizens with roots in Latin America. The celebration which was extended from one week to one month by former President Ronald Reagan is from September 15 through October 15. Let’s celebrate our diversity as we are better together!
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  • SEEN ON SOCIAL: MS Library Learning

    SEEN ON SOCIAL: MS Library Learning

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    Fun Friday 'field trip' to the library to learn about the wonderful resources and check out an independent reading book. - Susi Durand, MS faculty
    #howseslearns #WorkingTogether2BeTogether
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  • SEEN ON SOCIAL: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens

    SEEN ON SOCIAL: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens

    Marie Campione (lk)
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens class took a field trip to the @StEdsVero board room to learn more about mission statements (a component of Habit #2) and their importance in leadership. - Head of MS Keira Murphy
    #howseslearns #howsesconnects @seancovey
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  • Varsity Cross Country Starts Season Strong

    The varsity cross country team claimed victories in their season opener on 9/12/20 at the John Carroll Catholic High School Quad meet.

    Leading the way for the Pirate team were Jack Eidemueller (2nd place), William Munz (4th), Sam Thomas (5th), Luke Damiani (12th) and Ben Evans (13th).

    The Lady Pirates were led on the course by Luna Rivera (3rd place), Ellie MacMullan (4th), Savanna Ware (6th), Riley Kesterson (7th), and Sienna Mallon (10th).

     
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  • Cultures of Dignity Webinar: Understanding the Core Skill of Social-Emotional Learning: Emotional Granularity

    Cultures of Dignity Webinar: Understanding the Core Skill of Social-Emotional Learning: Emotional Granularity

    Don't miss this enlightening webinar on Sep 16, 2020 at 1 PM
    Emotional Granularity, the ability to have a wide range of specific, precise words to describe how you are feeling, is the core skill of social-emotional learning. If you can’t name what you are feeling, you cannot tame what you are feeling. This skill, while always essential, is crucial to managing the numerous challenges we are all currently facing: handling a pandemic, returning to school, supporting our children and students, and caring for our own well being.


    In this webinar, you will….
    - Learn important information about modern emotion science
    - Be guided through a Tiny Guide on Emotional Granularity
    - Gain specific strategies to understand and manage emotional dysregulation in yourself and others
    - Learn to support the young people in your communities
    - Learn to manage your own emotions and support your well being

    Bring your questions! We will open up for Q&A at the end. And a recording will be sent out after.
    REGISTER
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  • Varsity Boys Golf Clinches Season Opener

    On 9/10/20, the varsity boys golf team hosted Jensen Beach High School at the Riomar Country Club for their first match of the season. The Pirates seized the victory from the Falcons, walking off the course with a 161-176 win.

    Tyler Donnellan led the Pirates with a 2 under par (34), along with solid play from teammates Aidan Heaney (40) and Adam Rogers (41). 

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  • 9/11: #NeverForget

    9/11: #NeverForget

    Remembering our first responders and fellow Americans, all those who were lost that day: we honor their memory.

    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
    - John 15:13
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  • Team Rain Garden

    Baker Builds a Garden

    MJ
    Sophomore Thomas Baker chose to benefit Saint Edward's School and the Indian River Lagoon as part of his Eagle Scout commitment by building a self-sustaining rain garden between the football field and The Moorings. Working with Ms. Buckley since last year, the pair teamed up with students to design a garden that will syphon fertilizer and other nutrients that contribute to algae blooms and other pollutants in the Lagoon. The garden is artfully placed between the field's runoff system and the lagoon, so water quality will be greatly improved before it moves into the lagoon adjacent to the campus beach.
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  • CALL FOR NEWS!

    Maria Segura
    What's new with you? What creative outings and activities have you been up to?  Are you working remotely, homeschooling, hosting a virtual book club or wine tasting? We want to hear from you. Send us your news!
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  • From the School Nurse: Parent Guidance for Student Return to School

    From the School Nurse: Parent Guidance for Student Return to School

    Jeanette Gollery (lk)
    Students who have been sent home from school for having COVID symptoms can return if they meet one of the Florida Department of Health's conditions. Please review these conditions in this document published by the Florida Department of Health: Parent Guidance for Student Return to School
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  • GREETINGS FROM OUR NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL

    Maria Segura
    Dear Saint Edward’s School Alumni:
     
    As I write this letter, students are shuffling along campus on their way to their next class. The campus is abuzz again with the laughter and chatter of students, albeit socially distanced and with masks on. We are so proud of the work we did over the summer to make the transition back to campus and are hopeful our work will allow us to remain on campus in the days, weeks and months ahead.
     
    My wife, Mimi, and I are thrilled to be a part of this community. I look forward to being able to connect with local alumni in town or at various regional events or over a coffee or lunch while you are visiting. I want to get to know you and your families and can’t wait to hear your stories about your time at Saint Edward’s. Your stories are important in helping me understand the why that makes Saint Edward’s such a special place.
     
    Saint Edward’s School is in a healthy position both financially as well as from a programmatic standpoint. I am blessed to follow in the leadership footsteps of Mike Mersky and will work with a strong Board of Trustees, Leadership Team, Faculty and Professional Staff to continue to provide careful stewardship of our resources while looking to the future as we continue to strategically enhance the School and its programs for the next generation.
     
    Finally, I hope you and your families are safe and healthy during these uncertain times. Please know that I cannot wait to finally meet you all and to thank you in person for all you have meant to this Pirate Ship. Until then, we at Saint Edward’s will be walking through campus with masks and hand sanitizer but smiling no doubt, because we are happy to be back on campus and together again. We have a new hashtag that is guiding us this year #WorkTogether2BTogether. My hope is that by working together, you and I can be together soon!
     
    Go Pirates!
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Stuart Hirstein, Ed.D.
    Head of School
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  • Home Sweet Home for Wanda

    Let's Give Ms. Wanda a Hand!

    MJ (lk)
    In the happiest news of the week, we learned that Wanda Travis is on the cusp of taking ownership of her first home through Habitat for Humanity! Our Class of 2018 and 2019 seniors worked in the same neighborhood for the annual Day of Service, and now each one of us has the opportunity to help again. Ms. Wanda needs to accumulate 150 hours of her own volunteer hours, plus another 150 volunteer hours from the community.  Anyone in the SES community (and their friends!) can participate and the process is easy. Simply download, print, and complete this form, then call Howard Lazar (772-257-0222) to book your time in the Habitat ReStore on Rt. 1 any Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday. Make sure you confirm that Wanda will get the credit for your efforts. As of this time (because of COVID), volunteers can only help in the ReStore location. We're hoping that neighborhood help can resume soon. Thanks in advance for your participation - we can't wait to see Wanda in her new home!
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  • Meet the MS Faculty and Staff

    Meet the MS Faculty and Staff

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    From the Middle School: We're sorry that we could not meet with you at Back to School Night. We always enjoy introducing ourselves and getting to know you, as well as telling you about the classes your children take every day. This year we are introducing ourselves by video. Please click here to view our introductions.
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  • MS Figurative Language Fun

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    After reviewing eight kinds of figurative language, sixth-grade English students had fun creating memes depicting them. They also loved viewing each other's creations and determining which figure of speech they represented. Going forward, they will learn new kinds of figurative language to add to their repertoire of literary special effects.  [eNews: click on the headline for more examples of figurative language.]
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  • Peer Tutoring Program

    Stephany Cooksey (lk)
    The Peer Tutoring Program is currently being offered to all SES students.  Students, parents or teachers can request tutoring. When a referral is received, we will work with the student's schedules to pair them with a  tutor. A fantastic group of US student tutors, headed by Ashby Taylor, have come together to offer free tutoring for students in all divisions.  Please use the links below to fill out request forms or find them on the Student Academic Resource tile of MySteds.  Questions can be sent to Program Director, Stephany Cooksey, at SCooksey@steds.org. 
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  • Who Do You Know?

    PENDING --- ISO: A Great Life Story

    MJ (lk)
    AncestryTM (specifically, from the “AncestryProGenealogistsTM” division) is on board to consult with students and offer resources that will help them take a deep dive into not only their own history, but they are also going to work with one notable individual to uncover the stories of his or her past. The challenge? Identifying that notable individual! Vero Beach is home to a number of well-known names, and it would be extra fun to learn more about a recognizable person who would enjoy being a client to our students. The time commitment is totally negotiable, and the candidate will have the benefit of learning something new about his or her life story.

    If you have anyone in mind who might be interested in participating, please contact Mrs. Murphy via 
    email or call her office at 492-2103. 
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  • School Photo Sessions Begin Next Week

    School Photo Sessions Begin Next Week

    Say Cheese! Next week MS and US students will have their school photo taken - see dates and times below:
    MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL
    Tuesday, September 15 – 6 and 7 Grades, 8:30 am - 1 pm
    Wednesday, September 16 – 9, 10 and 11 Grades & MS make-ups, 8 am -1 pm
    Thursday, September 17 – 12 Grade, 8 Grade & MS/US make-ups, 8 am -1 pm

    Students: Please come prepared! Photos will be taken in the Annex.
    US boys wear jackets, button-down shirts and ties,
    US girls - dress code applies
    MS boys and girls wear school uniform

    To order, visit the School Photos Resource Board tile
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  • WHAT IS YOUR VISION

    Maria Segura
    Saint Edward's School is thrilled to have our campus open to our students in a safe and healthy environment.  Our community has adapted to the necessary changes and developed creative solutions to evolving challenges.  The theme for the next Watermark is "vision." We would love to hear from our alumni everywhere what does "vision" mean to you? What is your "vision"?
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  • William Munz

    William Munz Named National Merit Semi-Finalist

    MJ (lk)
    Acid rock aficionado and musician William Munz can add National Merit Semi-finalist to his list of talents this year. Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Congratulations, William!
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  • Ahoy, Alums!: From Head of School Stuart Hirstein

    Greetings From Head of School Stuart Hirstein

    Dear Saint Edward’s School Alumni:
     
    As I write this letter, students are shuffling along campus on their way to their next class. The campus is abuzz again with the laughter and chatter of students, albeit socially distanced and with masks on. We are so proud of the work we did over the summer to make the transition back to campus and are hopeful our work will allow us to remain on campus in the days, weeks and months ahead.
     
    My wife, Mimi, and I are thrilled to be a part of this community. I look forward to being able to connect with local alumni in town or at various regional events or over a coffee or lunch while you are visiting. I want to get to know you and your families and can’t wait to hear your stories about your time at Saint Edward’s. Your stories are important in helping me understand the why that makes Saint Edward’s such a special place.
     
    Saint Edward’s School is in a healthy position both financially as well as from a programmatic standpoint. I am blessed to follow in the leadership footsteps of Mike Mersky and will work with a strong Board of Trustees, Leadership Team, Faculty and Professional Staff to continue to provide careful stewardship of our resources while looking to the future as we continue to strategically enhance the School and its programs for the next generation.
     
    Finally, I hope you and your families are safe and healthy during these uncertain times. Please know that I cannot wait to finally meet you all and to thank you in person for all you have meant to this Pirate Ship. Until then, we at Saint Edward’s will be walking through campus with masks and hand sanitizer but smiling, no doubt because we are happy to be back on campus and together again. We have a new hashtag that is guiding us this year #WorkTogether2BTogether. My hope is that by working together, you and I can be together soon!
     
    Go Pirates!
     
    Sincerely,
    Stuart Hirstein, Ed.D.
    Head of School
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  • US Art: Literal Metaphors

    US Art: Literal Metaphors

    (lk)
    New US art teacher Eliza Sherrier and the US studio art honors classes have had fun this week mixing metaphors with art. Take a look at their literal metaphors creations! Cross-curricular learning at it's best!
    #HowSESLearns
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  • Engineering with Jr. Kindergarten

    Danielle Miner (lk)
    In Mrs. Miner's and Mrs. Young's Jr. Kindergarten classes this week students read "Rosie Revere, Engineer" during science class. Then they had the opportunity to develop and create an invention just like Rosie, the main character, of the story. The students used a variety of materials but enjoyed marshmallows and toothpicks the most! [eNews: click the headline or READ MORE to see more photos!]
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  • View from the Eighth Grade

    Labor Day weekend flew by quickly, and we are back in school, physically and online! It was fun to have an extra day to relax, and it’s hard to believe that it’s already Wednesday!

    Contributed by Molly Rummel (8)
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  • ANNIE! Rehearsals Begin

    ANNIE! Rehearsals Begin

    Marie Campione (lk)
    SES Theatre Department begins rehearsals for a Livestream Concert Production of the Broadway Musical "ANNIE!" - Keep watching for updates! #worktogether2btogether
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  • College FAFSA and CSS Profile: Best Tips, Resources, and Mistakes to Avoid

    College FAFSA and CSS Profile: Best Tips, Resources, and Mistakes to Avoid

    (lk)
    October 1 is the first day families can access, complete and submit the 2021-2022 FAFSA and CSS Profile. But September is the month to carefully consider the pros and cons of applying for need-based aid. If you decide to go ahead with it, here are some useful tips from Big J Educational Consulting. It includes the 21 most important things your family needs to know to successfully manage the financial aid application process. - Jeff Levy/Flown & Grown writer 
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  • September: Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

    Samantha Borkovic (lk)
    September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month. The Child Mind Institute has several helpful articles about teen risk factors and signs of depression in teens. Take a moment to read these informative articles. The more we all know and understand about adolescent mental health, the better off our entire Pirate community will be! Students in the Upper School will also be able to join the Active Minds club to raise awareness about the challenges of mental health in young people.
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  • MS Summer Reading Challenge 2020

    Many MS students took part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Mrs. Cooksey, our librarian, put all of the video contributions into a Flipgrid for you to enjoy. Click here to view. Great job readers!
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  • Governor Ron DeSantis signs Alyssa's Law

    Alyssa's Law

    MJ (lk)
    In late June, Governor Ron DeSantis signed "Alyssa's Law," which requires all public school systems to have panic alarm systems installed on the premises. Saint Edward's School has had an emergency system for years, but in 2019 the School invested in a hi-tech solution that is now accessible to every adult on campus via smart phone. This system communicates directly with first responders across all channels. Should there be an emergency event on campus, parents will continue to receive updates from the School via our Blackboard text, email and phone system.
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  • Annie Cast List

    Marie Campione
    From the Theater Department: Please join us in congratulating this talented list of actors who will be our cast for "Annie" in October.  Thanks to all who auditioned!
    Annie..............Becca Hurley
    Molly...............Rosalie Miller
    Tessie.............Grace Griffeth
    Pepper............Halle Grella
    July.................Isabella Giasi
    Duffy...............Nico Kennedy
    Mrs. Hannigan.........Olivia Milicevic
    Daddy Warbucks......Ross Sams
    Grace..............Lucy Kleinschmidt
    Rooster...........Colby Stebbins
    Lily...................Gabby Johnson
    Bert Healy........Rian Tull
    Mr. Bundles......Cavanaugh Corrie
    Drake................Owen Miller

    This year's fall theater production ANNIE! will be a Livestream Concert Production of the Broadway Musical! There will be two performances: Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, 2020.
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  • Counselor Corner - Tiny Guides

    Marie Mahovetz (lk)
    This week's Counselor Corner is *tiny* because this resource for students and adults experiencing anxiety is just that: *tiny*. Whether your anxiety is about a test coming up, COVID-19 or an issue at home, this Tiny Guide for Anxiety is a simple resource to walk you through some steps on how to understand and work through the emotion. Find more Tiny Guides on the MS Counselor bulletin board in MySTEDS.
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    Important News from the School Nurses

    MJ (lk)
    Parents, please be aware that if your child goes home sick or you keep him or her home sick, either Nurse Damiani or Nurse Gollery-Kain will be reaching out to talk about symptoms and appropriate next steps. They follow the local Health Department guidelines for returning to school and will go over them with you to make sure that we're all doing our part to maintain the health and safety of the campus. Thank you!
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  • Parents in Prayer

    Parents in Prayer Group Invites You

    Barbara Barrett (lk)
    Parents In Prayer (PIP) meets via ZOOM on Friday mornings from 8:15-9:00. We would love for you to join us!  Our mission is to support every member of the Saint Edward's School community through prayer and service.  If you would like us to pray for you or someone you love, please send a confidential email to: parentsinprayer2020@gmail.com.  If you have any questions about PIPs or if you would like the ZOOM login information, please contact Pat Blackburn (Upper School) at 336-408-6156, Barbara Barrett (Middle School) 210-274-5349, or Victoria Brown (Lower School) at 772-201-7453.  
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  • View From A Distance - MS Academics

    Molly Rummel (8) (lk)
    Last week, students in eighth grade kept busy! In Mr. Rogers' science class, students experimented with a swinging pendulum. We recorded Flip Grids about plagiarism and why it is wrong and wrote essays about our self-defining moments in English class. In art class, we sketched drawings of trees! Even though things are a little different this year, it was a fun and exciting start to school!
    Contributed by Molly Rummel (8)
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  • Womens Ensemble

    Womens Ensemble Performs

    Marie Campione (lk)
    From MS/US Choral Director Anthony Baron: Our middle and upper school choirs have been hard at work in the first few weeks of school.  We don't know when their first concert will be, but the women's ensemble has prepared a recording to share with the school community in the meantime.  Enjoy listening to them sing Will There Really Be A Morning, and we look forward to welcoming you in the Waxlax for a performance again as soon as it is safe to do so. #HowSESLearns  #WorkTogether2bTogether 
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  • Beyond the Bell Fall Classes Are Open for Registration

    Beyond the Bell Fall Classes Are Open for Registration

    (lk)
    UPDATE!
    Check out these new Fall Beyond the Bell offerings!
     
    • Little Medical School & Little Veterinarian School: Starting September 15th. Now open to grades
    • Youth Sailing Foundation: Starting September 21. Now open to ages 8 and up!
    Class size is limited to allow for social distancing, so register today for these camps before they fill up!
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    Get ready to try some new Beyond The Bell programs this fall at SES! Get mixing with Beaker Brains or set sail on the Indian River Lagoon with Youth Sailing Foundation. Find different adventures every day of the week.
    Register NOW, class sizes limited! Classes begin September 15. Programs for grades PK-6th! 
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  • Jorge Fernandez - Patriotic Mask

    Mask Superlative Winners Announced

    Marie Campione (lk)
    This whole wearing a mask thing isn't always fun, so instead of focusing on the negatives, we are focusing on the positives. From faculty to freshmen, there are a lot of people who are rocking mask fashion, and this week we voted to determine who tops the charts in mask couture! The votes are all in, and student activities directors Dr. Monahan and Mr. Zugrave are pleased to announce this week's Mask Superlatives Winners!

    Jorge Fernandez - Patriotic Mask
    Elliotte Kahler - Sparkly Mask
    Tyler Colgan - Animal Print
    Jozef Wolek - Sports Theme
    Mr. Canevari - Super Hero Theme
    Jessica Jiang - Homemade Mask
    Marissa Vatland - Lilly Mask
    Katie Croom - Coordinated Mask
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  • Math Lab Available for Grades 8-12

    We have decided to continue Math Lab this year because of its incredible popularity last year! The new format and schedule is Monday through Thursday at 8 pm in Mrs. Jenkins's Zoom room (until Webex gets breakout rooms).
     
    Come do your homework, ask for help, or just chit chat about math! This is open to all 8th-12th graders in any level of math.
     
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  • Middle School Faculty Introductions

    Even though we are not able to have Back to School Nights, the Middle School faculty wants to introduce themselves to you. We are putting together a FlipGrid video for you to watch and that will be sent to you next week.
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  • Online Submission Video

    If you are having trouble submitting assignments online, click here for a video tutorial from Mrs. Fykes.
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  • Father Barrett leads the Middle School Chapel

    Photos from the Middle

    Click on the headline to enjoy photographs of the Middle School in action.
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  • Father Barrett leads the Middle School chapel.

    Photos from the Middle

    Enjoy these photographs from the Middle School.

    Click on the headline to view the photos.
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  • Pirate Cove School Store: Online Order Are a Breeze!

    Pirate Cove School Store: Online Order Are a Breeze!

    Marie Campione (lk)
    First pre-order customer Abby McGee “wins” ??  ??  ?? ???????? ??????????????????? ???????? ????????  ??  ?? with her purchase, and so will the next 4 customers…will one of them be you?
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  • Pirate Spirit Dress Down on Friday

    To celebrate the amazing job everyone has done in the first two weeks of school, we encourage all students and faculty to wear Pirate gear on Friday in lieu of uniforms.

    Students and faculty may wear a Saint Edward's shirt and can include a T-Shirt (SES athletics, club, arts-basically anything that promotes Saint Edward's School). The shirt should also be in good condition with no holes.  Shirts do not need to be tucked in.  If you are a new student to Saint Ed's Middle School and do not have a non-uniform SES shirt yet, ask Mrs. Fojtik if there are any class t-shirts available. If you choose not to participate, you may wear your regular uniform.

    Students may wear jeans or shorts of the appropriate length to school. Everything must be neat and clean with no holes or rips. Flip Flops will also be allowed. Hats are not allowed.

    We hope you enjoy this fun spirit day!
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  • Please sign in with Mrs. Klotter if you are late to school

    All students must sign in with Mrs. Klotter if they arrive late to school. Please remind students to do that first, before going to class. Thank you.
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  • Please sign in with Mrs. Klotter if you are late to school

    All students must sign in with Mrs. Klotter if they arrive late to school. Please remind students to do that first, before going to class. Thank you.
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  • Sixth Grade Art ~ One Point Perspective Botanical Greenhouses

    Check out this amazing one point perspective artwork being done in sixth-grade art classes!
    (*eNews: click READ MORE)
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  • PA September Meeting

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Pirate Parents, in a perfect world, we would all be together right now for the first Parents Association meeting of the 2020-2021 School year. PA President Vanessa Orzechowski didn't want to let the moment go by without introducing herself to the community, sharing some good news and informing our community about upcoming PA plans. Please take a moment to check out the September PA Meeting Video.
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  • SEEN ON SOCIAL: History Via Genealogy

    SEEN ON SOCIAL: History Via Genealogy

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Teaching History Through Genealogy: One Generation at a Time is back for another year of engaging the next generation of genealogists @StEdsVero. It's great to have the support of our school librarian Stephany Cooksey.
    - Head of MS and genealogy instructor Keira Murphy
    #howseslearns #howsesconnects #youremakinghistorytoday
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  • SEEN ON SOCIAL: MS English Students Explore Their True Colors

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Sixth grade English is about building your communication skills. And it's also about learning more about yourself. Here's how the True Colors personality test sorted the sixth graders. Lots of yellows this year! - MS English faculty Susi Durand
    @StEdsVero @StEdsMiddle #howseslearns #howsesconnects
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  • SES Families: Back to School Night Notice

    SES Families: Back to School Night Notice

    (lk)
    Back to School Nights were originally scheduled for September 2 and 3. We will miss seeing you in person this week, but we are not able to have crowds on campus yet. If you have questions for your child's teacher, please reach out via email. #Worktogether2btogether

    As always, please keep an eye on the calendar! Remember to consult the mySTEDS school calendar regularly. Particularly during this time as events change and evolve, it will be your best resource for all school activities!
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  • Visit Athletics Resource Board Tile for Forms, Sports Updates and More

    Visit Athletics Resource Board Tile for Forms, Sports Updates and More

    Grayson Miller
    Login to mySteds and visit the Athletics Resource Board tile for the latest news, forms and updates regarding school athletics. You will be able to view pertinent athletics news and information, download important required forms, access the athletic policy handbook, and much more.

     
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  • August

    Visit the SES Wellness Page: https://www.steds.org/school-life/wellness#

    Counselor Corner - Navigating Back to School Anxiety

    Marie Mahovetz (lk)
    Greetings from Ms. M, your Lower & Middle School Counselor! This year, you will see a Counselor Corner feature included in the View From the Middle published by Mrs. Murphy on a weekly basis. My hope is to offer insight and guidance about a variety of topics for not only the student body but for their families as well. More information, resources and tools are included in the 'MS Counseling' bulletin board listed under the Advisory section of all Pre-K through 8th-grade student profiles on MySTEDS. Today's feature is for families as a whole.
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  • First Grade Scientists: Going on a Spider Hunt

    Michele Scales and Margy Kulczycki (lk)
    First graders are studying spiders and other arachnids. First grade even has a pet Spider, a Desert Rose Tarantula!! It lives in a terrarium, it eats crickets and loves to burrow under the moss. This week Mrs. Scales' and Kulczycki's classes scoured the campus in search of webs and spiders. They were true scientists--counting, observing and recording their observations! Although at times it was challenging to social-distance, they kept their masks securely and properly on their faces! It was a successful spider hunt for all involved.
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  • From the Pirate Cove School Store: Pre-Order Snacks!

    From the Pirate Cove School Store: Pre-Order Snacks!

    The Pirate Cove Pre-Order system is now live for all students who have a My Kids Spending account!  Step-by-step instructions are posted outside the store, making set-up a breeze.  Students simply place orders through the MKS app on their phone, and stop by the pick up window.  No need to come inside!  Please see Ms. Burgoon for any questions or call 492-2319.
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  • Lunch Al Fresco

    (lk)
    Lunch was an outdoor affair this week! Mr. Leonhardt took his advisory group down to the dock for lunch, and others found cozy spots to enjoy their mid-day meal as well.
    Click the headline to view more al fresco photos!
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  • Who is behind the mask?

    Mask Mystery

    MJ
    US Student Activities Directors Mr. Zugrave and Dr. Monahan kicked off the week with a competition to guess which faculty members were behind masks in the first days of school last week. The winners earned gift cards to Amazon or Chik-Fil-A. This week's victors include Millicent Critchfield, Taylor Wolfe, Kira Manelski, Mish McLendon and Mrs. Padgett. Dr. Monahan announced the winners in this video. Keep an eye out for next week's challenge, which highlights mask superlatives!
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  • Don't Give Up the Ship!

    So Far, So Good! First Full Week

    MJ (lk)
    With the first official, full week of school coming to a close, we're happy to share that students and faculty are not just managing the new normal, they're owning it and making it a part of everyday life on the Pirate ship. The annexed space is proving to be a popular location for classes, study halls, lunch and free periods. Students are finding creative places to enjoy lunches while distanced, and our cross country and golf athletes are already competing, while volleyball and football athletes are conditioning while awaiting news of the upcoming season. Science labs in all divisions are in full swing, and the fine arts department is also working hard to achieve their academic goals for our artists of all ages. 

    As we continue to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the local health department, compliance may start to feel like a nuisance, but it will be more important than ever that we remain steadfast in our commitment to #worktogether2btogether. Please continue to role model a positive attitude for your Pirate, knowing that the longer we maintain the health and safety of the campus, the more we can accomplish as a community. Go Pirates!
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  • Yearbook Senior Ads: Reserve Your Spot by September 4

    SENIOR ADS are the perfect way to honor your soon-to-be graduate! Senior Ad are full-page spreads in the back of the Crow's Nest Yearbook. Senior ad space must be reserved by September 4.

    Full page ads typically include 10-16 high res photos and copy (a message to the student from their family). You can have your ad professionally designed and submitted print ready or designed by a yearbook staff member in house. If you plan to purchase a SENIOR AD, any former senior parent will tell you that choosing the 10-16 photos that will be used is the hardest part, so start gathering those photos TODAY!
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  • Skye

    First Lab in Honors Biology

    Dr. Monahan (lk)
    Freshmen students in Honors Biology conducted their first laboratory investigation into enzymes. They investigated the effect of substrate concentration on the rate of enzyme-guided reactions.  Catalase from yeast cells was used to facilitate the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide.  They conducted pilot experiments to develop a protocol and then completed a multi-trial controlled experiment.  In addition to the enzyme content, students are developing essential lab skills required for advanced courses and college such as pipetting, precision and accuracy in data collection and designing assays.
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  • Online calendar

    Keep an Eye on the Calendar

    MJ
    Parents, please remember to consult the mySTEDS school calendar regularly. As events change and evolve, it will be your best resource for all school activities. The Tentative Calendar that is released in the spring and updated throughout the summer may not have the latest information because details are changing quickly as we progress into the year. Remember, too, that by using the selection bar on the left margin, you can customize the dates for your family. Please contact Marie Campione or Monica Jennings if you have any questions as to how to make the calendar work for you.
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  • LS luch

    Lunch Pre-Order Deadlines Extended

    MJ
    Chef Chris has graciously extended the lunch order deadlines to two days before the day you want to pick up lunch as families adjust to the habit of ordering lunches in advance. Please try to get into the habit of the Wednesday deadline as the extension does put pressure on the kitchen to make sure our hungry students are well fed!
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  • Senior Portraits and Baby Photos Due September 18

    Senior Portraits and Baby Photos Due September 18

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Dear Seniors and Parents, Senior portraits and baby photos are due Friday, September 18.  
     
    SENIOR PORTRAITS INFO: 
    1.   Portraits MUST be VERTICALLY oriented.
    2.   We reserve the right to modify all photos to optimize placement. 
    3.  The senior portraits may also be used in local publications/ads and in graduation materials. 
    4.  We can only accept digital photos as a JPG/JPEG  at 300 dpi+ resolution.
    5.  Email to yearbook@steds.org or deliver to Mrs. Zoltak on a CD, DVD, flash drive clearly labeled with student’s name. 
    6.  Please do not send original pictures.
     
    BABY PICTURE INFO:
    1.  The yearbook has a spread that features baby photos for the seniors (one photo per senior).  Please send in only one baby photo.
    2.  Email to yearbook@steds.org or deliver to Mrs. Zoltak on a CD, DVD, flash drive clearly labeled with student’s name. 
    3.  Please do not send original pictures, as the photo cannot be returned.
     
    The Crow’s Nest Yearbook 
    Saint Edward’s School
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  • A Message from Mrs. Murphy, Head of Middle School

    I am so proud of how everyone has embraced #worktogether2btogether in Saint Edward's Middle School. Students and faculty alike are doing what needs to be done, including the fever checks, wearing appropriate masks, sanitizing the desks, washing hands, and social distancing whenever possible to make sure we remain healthy and safe. Great job Middle School!
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  • Headphones, please!

    As students rotate through the annex, it will be helpful for everyone to have headphones that work with their computer. We strongly encourage earphones that plug into the computer and/or non-earbud type of earphones that are less expensive to replace if lost.
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    Math Lab is Now Open

    BJ (lk)
    Hear ye, Hear ye! We have decided to continue Math Lab this year because of its incredible popularity last year! The new format and schedule is Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m. in Mrs. Jenkins' Zoom room (until Webex gets breakout rooms).
     
    Come do your homework, ask for help or just chit chat about math! This is open to all 8th-12th graders in any level of math. Email Mrs. Jenkins for details!
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  • Picture Day for Middle School and Distance Learners

    Picture Day for Middle School students will be held on the following days:

    6th grade: September 15th
    7th grade: September 15th
    8th grade: September 17th

    Distance Learners may come on any of these days. Please let Mrs. Murphy know when you want to arrive and she will schedule an appointment with the photographer for you.
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  • SES Weekly

    Please click here for SES Weekly.

    Contributed by Ray Taft (8)
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  • For the Class of 2021: Here are 21 Ways to Make This Senior Year Great

    For the Class of 2021: Here are 21 Ways to Make This Senior Year Great

    Marie Campione
    Flown & Grown writer Elizabeth Spencer lists ways for this year's seniors to make the best of a different sort of year. Check it out: 21 Ways to Make This Senior Year Great
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  • Conversations with CommonSense: Mirrors and Windows: Why Kids Need to See Themselves Reflected in the Media They Watch

    Conversations with CommonSense: Mirrors and Windows: Why Kids Need to See Themselves Reflected in the Media They Watch

    Marie Campione
    Mirrors and Windows: Why Kids Need to See Themselves Reflected in the Media They Watch
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET
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    Conversations with Common Sense
    brings together authors, experts, and thought leaders for meaningful and timely dialogue on what it means to raise healthy and happy kids in the digital age. Please join Common Sense and the Children's Media Association for a conversation with creators and children's media experts to explore where we are and what we're producing. Where can kids find "stuff like me"? How can creators produce engaging and authentic content? What are tips and resources to help parents find this great media?
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  • Welcome New School Photos Photographer Denise Ritchie

    Welcome New School Photos Photographer Denise Ritchie

    Marie Campione
    So many new things this year... add new school photos photographer to that list! We are pleased to welcome Denise Ritchie as she steps into Jon Pine's role this year. Denise has already been on campus taking our faculty and staff headshots, and student photos are scheduled to begin September 15. Parents can order photo packages from the Ritchie Commercial Photography website, and SES parents can login to mySteds to view the photo days schedule on the School Photos resource board tile. Look for more information in next week's eNews as well!
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  • Pirates Embrace New Normal on First Day of School

    Pirates Embrace New Normal on First Day of School

    Marie Campione
    Today was a first day like no other! Our Pirates rose to the occasion and embraced the 'new' normal with amazing agility and positive energy. It was a definitive success, and definitely a first day for the books! Take a look: SES First Day 2020 video 
    #WorkTogether2bTogether  #HowSESLearns
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  • Annie Auditions

    Click on the headline for information on how to audition for Annie.
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  • Mrs. Fykes works with our newest 7th and 8th grade students in tech training.

    2020 Orientation Photos

    The two orientations today went very well. We welcome all of our new Middle School students. 

    Please click on the headline to view all photos.
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  • Attendance Policy Regarding Athletics

    From the Student Parent Handbook

    Each student-athlete is expected to attend every practice and game throughout the course of the season. If a student arrives at school after 8:15 a.m. without a doctor’s note, the student will NOT be eligible to participate in that day’s practice, game or activity.
     
     
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  • Attendance Policy Regarding Athletics

    From the Student Parent Handbook

    Each student-athlete is expected to attend every practice and game throughout the course of the season. If a student arrives at school after 8:15 a.m. without a doctor’s note, the student will NOT be eligible to participate in that day’s practice, game or activity.
     
     
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  • Conversations with CommonSense: Building a Digital Ecosystem That Supports Kids' and Families' Well-Being

    Building a Digital Ecosystem That Supports Kids' and Families' Well-Being
    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 1 p.m. ET
    Register

    Conversations with Common Sense
     brings together authors, experts, and thought leaders for meaningful and timely dialogue on what it means to raise healthy and happy kids in the digital age. Please join 
    Jim Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense, and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, first partner of California, for the next in our series about how technology and content can better support our children's mental health. Learn More

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  • COVID Resources from our School Nurses

    COVID Resources from our School Nurses

    Marie Campione
    Our School nursing staff has doubled this year - we now have TWO full-time nurses! Nurse Jeanette Gollery-Kain, RN will be taking care of the MS and US students, and RN Julie Damiami will be with our youngest Pirates at the Lower School. They've added some COVID health resources to the mySteds Wellness resource board tile (*parent login required) - take a look!  #HowSESConnects #HowSESProtects  #WorkTogether2bTogether
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  • Dear Mom of High School Freshman: Flown & Grown Tips for HS Parents

    Dear Mom of High School Freshman: Flown & Grown Tips for HS Parents

    Flown & Grown founders Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa Endlich Heffernan offer some timely advice for families with children entering the brave new world of high school.
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  • First Day Assembly

    The Middle School will have an assembly immediately after homeroom tomorrow. The assembly will feature our new Head of School, Dr. Stuart Hirstein, and Head of Middle School, Keira Murphy.

    Distance learners may watch live-stream by signing in to "jbaker" on WebEx starting at 8:10 am.

    All students should follow their "My Day" schedule on their computers for the remainder of the day.
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  • Follow SES Middle School on Twitter

    Saint Edward's Middle School is on Twitter! Please follow us @stedsmiddle.
    The Twitter feed will give you more frequent pictures and insights into what is happening in grades 6-8.
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  • Follow SES Middle School on Twitter

    Saint Edward's Middle School is on Twitter! Please follow us @stedsmiddle.
    The Twitter feed will give you more frequent pictures and insights into what is happening in grades 6-8.
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  • Middle School Attendance Policy

    MS Attendance Reminder:  Please report your child’s absence, early dismissal, or tardy to Mrs. Klotter by calling the MS attendance line at (772) 492-2164 or email, mklotter@steds.org by 8:15 a.m. each day.  Mrs. Klotter is the contact person for all student attendance notifications or changes during the school day.  
     
    Extracurricular Attendance Policy:  Students who are absent, tardy (after 8:15 a.m.), or leave school early are not eligible to participate in after school extracurricular activities such as athletics, academic teams, theater rehearsals, and/or concerts unless they provide Doctor’s note.
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  • Middle School Attendance Policy

    MS Attendance Reminder:  Please report your child’s absence, early dismissal, or tardy to Mrs. Klotter by calling the MS attendance line at (772) 492-2164 or email, mklotter@steds.org by 8:15 a.m. each day.  Mrs. Klotter is the contact person for all student attendance notifications or changes during the school day.  
     
    Extracurricular Attendance Policy:  Students who are absent, tardy (after 8:15 a.m.), or leave school early are not eligible to participate in after school extracurricular activities such as athletics, academic teams, theater rehearsals, and/or concerts unless they provide Doctor’s note.
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  • Middle School Sports Sign-Ups this Week

    Middle School students who are interested in playing football or volleyball should sign up with their advisors later this week. Advisors will have a list during the morning homeroom period on Thursday and Friday.

    Practices will start on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

    Students who are interested in swimming should have already contacted Coach Steve Fenning (sfenning@steds.org) and those interested in cross country should have already contacted Coach Greg Zugrave (gzugrave@steds.org).
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  • Video Welcome from Keira Murphy, Head of Middle School

    Please click here for Mrs. Murphy's video message.
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  • For all students who are distance learning

    Mrs. Fykes will have a virtual meeting on Friday, August 14th at 1:00 pm for all Middle School students who are distance learning. During this meeting, she will explain how to log on to our live streaming system so that you can participate in all of your classes.

    Be on the lookout for an email from Mrs. Fykes that contains a link to the meeting. If you do not receive one by the end of Thursday, please email her directly at kfykes@steds.org.
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  • How to pre-order lunches with Flik

    Click here to view a video that explains how to pre-order lunches with Flik.
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  • MANDATORY Getting Ahead Workshop - Wednesday, August 19th from 1:00-3:00

    MANDATORY Getting Ahead Workshop for Seniors - Wednesday, August 19th from 1:00-3:00

    Jill Zoltak (mc)
    The Getting Ahead Workshop for seniors will be Wednesday, August 19 from 1:00-3:00 via Webex which is how we will virtually interact at Saint Edward’s School this school year.  Be on the lookout for an email from Mr. Voyles later this week that will instruct you on how to install Webex on to your computers.  Please install Webex prior to the meeting.  On August 19th you will login to Mrs. Wald’s Webex room: https://steds.webex.com/meet/awald.
     
    This is a mandatory workshop. During this time seniors will work on their online college applications and review many pertinent details about the application process. 
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  • NWHE Virtual Presentation - Florida

    NWHE College Virtual Presentation - Florida

    Emory UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityUniversity of Notre DameWashington University in St. Louis

    These institutions are hosting a virtual information session for students and their families in our area. RSVPs are required to receive the Zoom link and password.

    Tuesday, September 8

    6:00 - 7:00 pm EDT
    RSVP for Sept. 8

    Each admission officer will share about their institution for a few minutes before responding to live and pre-submitted questions. We look forward to sharing with you and your students as we navigate this new fall format!

    Registration link: https://admission.emory.edu/register/NWHE_Sept8


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  • STRIVE VIRTUAL COLLEGE EXPLORATION Colleges That Change Lives August 15-18, 2020

    STRIVE VIRTUAL COLLEGE EXPLORATION Colleges That Change Lives August 15-18, 2020

    STRIVE VIRTUAL COLLEGE EXPLORATION
    Colleges That Change Lives
    August 15-18, 2020
    4 days of presentations and information sessions with 42 Colleges That Change Lives
    Free for students & counselors

    Learn more: https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/ctcl/
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  • Reminder: No Parents on Campus

    In an effort to limit the number of people on campus to just students and employees of the school, we ask that parents not park or exit their vehicles when dropping off or picking up their child. Parents will not be allowed on campus during the school day. Thank you for your understanding.
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  • Update on Middle School Schedules

    Most student schedules are finalized by this point. We are just working out a few issues on one or two students who have special circumstances. Every returning student will receive copies of their official schedule in homeroom on the first day of school. New students and all 6th grade students will receive copies of their official schedules during orientation on Wednesday, August 19th.
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  • Volunteers Needed to Help at Orientation!

    If you are a returning 7th or 8th grade student and are interested in helping with the orientation for new 7th and 8th grade students on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 8:00 am - 10:00 am, AND/OR with 6th grade from 1:00-4:00 pm, please contact me at kmurphy@steds.org.

    Masks will be mandatory.

    I need a list of volunteers by next Friday, August 14th.
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  • Distance Assistance Help Kick Off the School Year

    Distance Assistants Help School Get Ready to Kick Off Year

    We couldn't ask for better "distance assistants" today. Twelve hardworking students from each division gave up their time today to help us create videos that will outline the new normal at Saint Edward's School. We're so excited to kick off the year on August 20!
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  • Virtual STEM College Fair 8/11-13

    Virtual STEM College Fair 8/11-13

    If you're interested in learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs in college, attend this virtual STEM college fair! You can sign up for sessions to learn more about the different aspects of STEM programs, and you can sign up for sessions to learn about individual colleges like Carnegie Mellon, Drexel, Georgia Tech, Colorado School of Mines, Bucknell, Olin, Purdue, and many more. Tuesday, August 11 – Thursday, August 13, 2020
     
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  • A letter from the Athletic Director Re: MS Football

    Dear Pirate Community,

    As we get closer to the start of school I want to formally inform the parents of boys in the 7th, 8th and 9th grades of a great opportunity.  I finished a Zoom meeting on July 29 which involved many of the schools we play in the Sunshine Athletic Conference.  We all felt there was a need to direct lower level football programs in a different direction.  For those that played MS football in the past, you all know we played in a highly competitive league which included playoffs.  In many cases we were way over matched and at times our MS football teams were not able to compete in a safe environment.
     
    Last spring, many schools in the same situation as ours decided that there needed to be something better for our MS programs such as ours. We all wanted to create and foster a league that promoted learning the game of football safely and in an environment that promoted an equal playing field.  To that end, it was decided to create a league we call the D-League and it was finalized during that Zoom meeting.  The “D” in D-League stands for DEVELOPMENTAL.  Teams in this league will teach and promote skill development, compete in 8V8 games with modified rules (i.e. extra timeouts so coaches can take advantage of teaching football moments), still wear equipment and play tackle football against teams with the same team make up and philosophy.  There will be a 4-5 game schedule, no records will be kept as the goal is not wins and losses, but fun and development.  Thus no playoffs.  The season will run from the start of school with the first practices until mid-October so we don’t conflict with the winter sports. 
     
    Coach Gowin (the varsity football coach), the Upper School and Middle School administrations, and myself are all excited to be able to offer this to our 7th, 8th and 9th grade boys. It should be noted that only 9th graders with very limited experience and perhaps just want to play football for the first time will qualify to play on this team.  This is NOT a JV team where a 9th grader who could possibly play varsity but needs playing time. Any 9th grade player that is at a higher level will not be eligible to play on this team.  Coach Gowin will keep all 9th graders that are able on his varsity team as this D-League team is NOT for them.   Rest assure both he and I will evaluate 9th graders and decide what level they should play at.  
     
    I hope if you have a 7th, 8th grade, or 9th grade boy who is wanting to or possibly be on the fence about playing football, will take this wonderful opportunity to join this team.  If you have any interest, please let Coach Gowin or myself know so we can get an idea of the number of kids that want to play.  In addition, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.
     
    Jeff Lamscha
    Athletic Director
    Saint Edward’s School
    Work: 772-492-2342
    Cell: 772-559-1405
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  • backpacks

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  • Books, Uniforms, Computers and More!

    Almost all the information that you will need to start the school year can be found on the "411 Doc Central" tab on the Resources tab in your MySteds account. Please check this regularly.
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  • Congratulations to the Taft Brothers

    Ray (8) and Spencer (6) Taft had a goal this summer to raise money for the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization through the United Nations Foundation to help support those working to help stop Covid-19. We are pleased to announce that Ray and Spencer raised $134.00 by washing cars. Well done! We are proud of you.
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  • Don't Forget Algebra 1H Summer Work!

    If you are enrolled in Algebra 1H, please review the summer work expectation located in the Summer Reading/Work Assignments tile in the Resources section of the school website.
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  • For those of you who are distance learning...

    You will receive detailed information next Wednesday from our Technology Team about how to access your classes from home.
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  • last minute meetings

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  • lunches

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  • Message for Mrs. Durand's English Classes

    Dear Rising 6th and 7th Grade Students,

    Welcome to August! I hope you are having a wonderful summer with your family. 

    By now, you should almost be done with your summer reading assignment. Remember that you need to read two books:
    1. 6th grade: Flush, 7th grade: Refugee. Completing the digital guide will help you to think about important topics we will be covering in class.
    2. Another book selected from the given list
    Here are the links to the materials you need:
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  • Message from Mrs. Murphy

    Dear Students and Parents,

    With just 15 days to go until the opening of school, I am excited to tell you that we are nearly ready to welcome students and faculty to campus. We have a few more details to work out but I know we will have everything ready by August 20th.

    Two important renovations took place over the summer. Mr. Leonhardt's science lab has been completely remodeled and the room will also have new furniture. New central air conditioners were also installed on the building with my office and the science labs, as well as, the MS building that contains the main 6 MS classrooms. New ductwork and air filters were part of this renovation.

    A little less than 10% of the school's total enrollment has decided to start the school year learning at home, and the WebEx cameras are being installed in every classroom to make it possible for those students, as well as any students who are in the annex, to live-stream classes.

    Students may access their schedules online now. The schedule they see is a transitional schedule that we will use at the beginning of the year. It is different from our normal schedule in that it includes 10 minutes in between classes instead of our normal 3 minute passing time. This 10 minutes will be helpful for teachers to sanitize the rooms after each class and to work with the new technology, as well as, allow students to get to the annex and get settled. This schedule does not include a 10th period which is usually a study hall for Middle School students. We will re-evaluate the schedule within the first two weeks of school to see whether we can cut back on the passing time and re-establish the 10th period.

    This edition of View from the Middle is filled with pertinent information about the upcoming school year. The next edition will be published on Wednesday, August 12 and will have even more details, including specifics on how lunch will be handled. What we do know now is that students who buy their lunch from Flik will need to pre-order and Flik will box it up. 

    As of today, the Middle School will open with 123 total students, including 16 students brand new to Saint Edward's School. We anticipate there will be a few more that sign contracts prior to the first day of school. These numbers are consistent with the enrollment from recent years.

    Please make sure you have read and signed all of the necessary forms that were sent to you last week. There are also forms to fill out online.
    I hope you are enjoying these last days of summer. 

    Sincerely,
    Keira Murphy

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  • Middle School Fall Sports

    As of now, we are planning to move forward with Middle School athletics for the Fall season. We will have sign-ups on the first two days of school and practices will start on Monday, August 24th.


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  • Morning Arrival Times the First Two Days of School

    Opening school this year is obviously different from any other year. Saint Edward's School is prepared to have the safest possible school environment and that includes checking temperatures of every student and faculty/staff member on our campus every day. Doing this will take time. Therefore, for at least the first two days of school, the gates of Saint Edward's School will be open at 7:15 am for Middle School and Upper School students.

    Middle School students arriving on campus must wear a mask and will be directed to have their temperature checked in the library and then immediately go to their homeroom teacher's room. Students will not be allowed to congregate in the hallways or open areas.

    Students riding the bus will have their temperatures checked on the bus. All bus riders also have to wear a mask.

    The effectiveness of this arrival schedule will be reviewed after the first two days of school and may be revised.
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  • MS Lockers and Backpacks

    Due to the social distancing protocols we have in place, the ban on backpacks in the Middle School classrooms has been temporarily lifted. This will allow students to carry their books, computer, and supplies with them and not use their lockers, if they choose.

    Lockers will still be assigned and students may use them before school, after school, or in-between classes. We ask that students honor the 6 feet social distance rule and be patient if someone is at their locker that is within 6 feet of their own. No student should touch another person's locker or backpack.

    For those who wish to set-up their locker, we have a schedule to be on-campus on Wednesday, August 19th. We ask that you follow this schedule strictly. Masks are mandatory. All 6th grade students and new 7th and 8th grade students will set up their lockers during orientation.

    Students are to be dropped off at the start time and picked up at the end time. Parents should not get out of their vehicle. 

    Returning students (7th and 8th grade) with last names beginning A-G may be on campus to set-up lockers between 10:00 am - 10:45 am.  

    Returning students (7th and 8th grade) with last names beginning H-P may be on campus to set-up lockers between 11:00 am - 11:45 am. 

    Returning students (7th and 8th grade) with last names beginning Q-Z may be on campus to set-up lockers between 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm. 

    Please remember that any type of tape or glue is not allowed to be used on the lockers. Magnets are encouraged.


    Information regarding lockers and combinations will be sent to individual students via email either today or tomorrow.
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  • Orientations for New MS Students

    The faculty and staff of Saint Edward's Middle School are excited to welcome all new and returning students on the first day of school, Thursday, August 20, 2020. New students include all 6th grade students (rising from our own Saint Edward's Lower School and from other schools) and 7th and 8th grade students new to Saint Edward's School.
     
    There will be two separate orientations. 
     
    Orientation for 7th and 8th grade students NEW TO SAINT EDWARD'S SCHOOL will be on Wednesday, August 19 from 8-10 am. This orientation will be led, primarily, by returning Middle School students. New students will meet teachers, learn about activities and sports, organize lockers, and take a personalized tour. All students are required to wear masks.
     
    New students should plan to be dropped off by the fountain in front of the library at 8:00 am. Pick-up is in the same place at 10:00 am. Students should dress casually. Students will have time to set up lockers so they should bring a backpack with books and locker accessories (if wanted/needed). Please do not use any type of adhesive on the lockers. Magnets are the best.
     
    The next orientation is for ALL 6th GRADE STUDENTS (even those that went to Saint Edward's School last year in 5th grade). This event will take place on Wednesday, August 19 from 1-4 pm. Masks are mandatory.
     
    Students should be dropped off by the fountain in front of the library at 1:00 pm. Students will meet with their advisors, review schedules, participate in a computer training, and take another tour of the campus. Students should dress casually and bring their computers. As we will be organizing lockers at orientation, students should also bring a backpack with books and locker accessories (if needed/wanted). Please do not use any type of adhesive in the lockers. Magnets are the best.  
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  • Upcoming Events

    Please check the school calendar for all upcoming events.
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  • July

    2020 Yearbook Presentation and Dedication

    2020 Yearbook Presentation and Dedication

    Marie Campione
    Check out a glimpse of the 2020 Crow's Nest yearbook (Video hosted by Editors in Chief Christopher Schulze and Hailey Rhymes!) Make sure you watch all the way to the end for this year's dedication announcement!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B_xc_OzgX2o/
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  • In the Shadow of Hurricane Isaias Commencement Rehearsal is a GO

    In the Shadow of Hurricane Isaias Commencement Rehearsal is a GO

    Marie Campione
    We're so excited to have our seniors on campus today for Commencement rehearsal. Here's a fun fact: the last outdoor graduation at Saint Edward's School was in 1974. There were 12 graduates, and the ceremony was paused for...you guessed it! A storm. Everyone pitched in to reassemble the tent that blew down and the show went on. Pirates, now is the time to create our own bubble of high pressure to keep Isaias away so we can celebrate the Class of 2020!
    Commencement rehearsal video - take a look!



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  • Little Medical School is a WRAP!

    Little Medical School is a WRAP!

    Marie Campione
    Paging all doctors, we just finished Little Medical School! Our little doctors learned about the heart, lungs and even how to suture! Thank you to everyone for coming and participating in this fun and informative camp!
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  • Pirate Camp Was All for Fun and Fun for ALL!

    Pirate Camp Was All for Fun and Fun for ALL!

    Marie Campione
    Thank you to all of our Pirate Campers, this summer was a great adventure and we are so thankful to you all for joining us this year!
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  • Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

    Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

    The big day is right around the corner! On Saturday at 9 am, Saint Edward's School's Class of 2020 will receive their diplomas at Pirate Stadium. If you are unable to attend (*this is a ticketed event), simply log onto Facebook, YouTube or Twitch.tv to watch the Livestream.

    Type Saint Edward's School in the search bar and virtually join in for the joyful (albeit hard-fought!) ceremony.

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  • Register for Little Medical School

    Register for Little Medical School

    Marie Campione
    Only 4 Days Left to Register for Little Medical School! Campers will have a blast as they explore the world of medicine.  Dressed in their own white lab coats and donning their own real working stethoscopes, campers will learn first aid, CPR, the Heimlich, suturing and how to tie a surgical knot.    
    Who: Rising K - 4 
    When: July 27 - 31, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    REGISTER NOW! https://steds.campbrainregistration.com/
     

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  • Wachter girls at Alma Lee Loy's Uniform Shop

    Back to School 2020

    Did you know that SES students used to purchase uniforms from Alma Lee Loy's local clothing store? Times have changed, but the cuteness lives on! This distinguished PhD and dazzling accessories designer (guess who!) want you to know that the summer mailing is landing in mailboxes late next week. In it, you'll find everything you need to start the school year off on the right foot, including uniform and dress code information, health forms and all of the latest news for being safe on campus. Please note that any paper forms cannot be returned to campus in person, so give yourself enough time to get them in the mail before school begins on the morning of August 20. We can't wait to be together again!
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  • Pirate Campers Learn About First Responders and Health

    Pirate Campers Learn About First Responders and Health

    Marie Campione
    This week lead teachers Stephany Cooksey and Julie Damiani taught Pirate Campers about first responders, health and motor skills!
     
    Join in the fun! Sign up for Pirate Camp - only two sessions left: Session 3: 7/20 - 24, Session 4: 7/27 - 31
     
    Learn more: https://www.steds.org/school-life/summer-programs
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  • SES Campers Learn About Community Helpers!

    SES Campers Learn About Community Helpers!

    Marie Campione
    This week, our campers learned all about community helpers, and today's visit from the police, firefighters and EMT workers was full of excitement! Parents, get ready to hear about making a family fire plan, how firefighters wear more than 70lbs of gear when answering a call, and why it's so important to learn when to call 911. Thank you, Indian River County community helpers. We are so grateful for your visit!

    Join in the fun! Sign up for Pirate Camp - only two sessions left: Session 3: 7/20 - 24, Session 4: 7/27 - 31
     
    Learn more: https://www.steds.org/school-life/summer-programs
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  • Little Medical School Summer Camp Begins July 27!

    Little Medical School Summer Camp Begins July 27!

    Marie Campione
    We loved having so many little vets on campus that we are ready for our little doctors! Come join us the week of July 27 - 31 for Little Medical School. Spaces are limited, register today at https://steds.campbrainregistration.com/ 
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  • ACT Prep Begins July 13 with Annie Padnuk

    ACT Prep Begins July 13 with Annie Padnuk

    Marie Campione
    Attention Rising 12th graders: Study for the ACT this summer while you have time to focus on preparing! We have a great bootcamp to help you get ready! Harvard alum Annie Padnuk will help you prep on campus at SES July 13-17. http://ow.ly/gdE150AiSXH
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  • Tulane to Host COLLEGE DISRUPTED Panel - Maximizing the Freshman Year Experience

    Tulane to Host COLLEGE DISRUPTED Panel - Maximizing the Freshman Year Experience

    Marie Campione
    On July 17, Tulane University will host College Disrupted, a panel featuring four Tulane graduates who began college in the devastating wake of Hurricane Katrina. While Tulane's campus was closed during the 2005 fall semester, freshmen scattered across the country. Some lived at home, taking local college classes, while others enrolled temporarily at institutions around the world before returning to Tulane in the spring semester.

    The alumni—now in their 30s—will discuss maximizing the freshman experience when it doesn't go as imagined. As colleges routinely shift and re-shift their reopening plans, the panelists will offer first-year college students their advice, stories of success, and guidance on navigating an anything-but-normal freshman year.

    Register for the event here. We hope attendees find this panel useful and reassuring as students launch their college careers. This webinar will be recorded and available online for those unable to attend.
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  • Class of 2021: What 315 College Admissions Deans are Looking for This Year

    Class of 2021: What 315 College Admissions Deans are Looking for This Year

    Marie Campione
    Flown and Grown writer Allison StaterTate shares a glimpse into the minds of college deans during this unusual year: When students submit their college applications this fall, they might look different than in years past. What does that mean for the Class of 2021? Will the colleges really understand? Read the full article here.
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  • Looking for a New Podcast? Check Out Common Sense Media's PARENT TRAPPED

    Looking for a New Podcast? Check Out Common Sense Media's PARENT TRAPPED

    Marie Campione
    From the CommonSense Media website:
    The coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down. Parent Trapped is here to help. Each week, host Ann Marie Baldonado checks in with authors, educators, and celebrities to bring you real-world stories and tips. You'll hear from experts and listeners on everything from juggling work and school with kids at home to awesome pillow fort designs (!) and great family movies.

    Learn More: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parent-trapped/id1510846733
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  • SES Summer Programs: Little Veterinarians

    SES Summer Programs: Little Veterinarians

    We have tiny voices on campus again this week! Thanks to SES Alumnae and summer camp genius Morgan Smith, we were able to welcome the world's smallest animal doctors on campus so they could make all of their best friends feel just a little bit better. #HowSESLearns

    Learn more about summer at SES: https://www.steds.org/school-life/summer-programs
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  • Laura Riding Jackson COVID Writing Competition Winners

    Laura Riding Jackson COVID Writing Competition Winners

    Marie Campione
    Congratulations to Abigail Sylvia (8) and Ellie Schrock (10) for their winning entries to the Laura Riding Jackson “My Quarantine Journey” writing competition! Their essays will be published online and in print. Books will be available in a few weeks at the Vero Beach Book Center and at the LJR Writing Center for a suggested donation of $10. 

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  • New Summer Programs Begin July 6!

    New Summer Programs Begin July 6!

    We are looking forward to seeing you all this July, check out our New Summer Programs! 
    Pirate Camp begins July 6 - Last call to register for July 6 - 10. Enjoy summer fun from Phonics to outside adventures! Visit Weekly Sessions: July 6 - July 31 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PK - 4th Grade *visit link for details:
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  • SAT Bootcamp begins August 10-14

    SAT Bootcamp begins August 10

    Marie Campione
    Join Annie Padnuk for SAT Bootcamp!
    August 10-14
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Class held on SES campus, class sizes limited to 9!
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  • 2020-2021 Re-Entry Plan for SES

    2020-2021 Re-Entry Plan for SES

    Marie Campione
    From Head of School Dr. Stuart Hirstein:

    Greetings Saint Edward's families, I am happy to share an outline of our plans to be together again starting August 20, 2020. This document provides a detailed account of our return to campus and will be updated as new information and circumstances dictate.
     
    Please direct any questions you may have to info@steds.org and I, along with the Leadership Team, will answer your inquiries with as much detail as the current situation will allow.
     
    It's been a great week on the Pirate ship, and I look forward to meeting our students and families in the coming months.
     
    Sincerely, 
     
     
    Dr. Stuart Hirstein 
    Head of School
    Saint Edward's School
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  • Summer Lit From The Benedict Library: Social Justice Titles for Middle Grade Readers

    Summer Lit From The Benedict Library: Social Justice Titles for Middle Grade Readers

    Explore these titles that elevate the voices of young activists, inspire calls to action, and explain complex issues such as racism, sexism, environmentalism, and immigration.
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  • Welcome New Head of School Stuart Hirstein

    Welcome New Head of School Stuart Hirstein

    Marie Campione
    Saint Edward's School would like to officially welcome Dr. Stuart Hirstein as he takes the helm of the Pirate Ship this month. Dr. Hirstein and his wife Mimi are beginning to get settled into their new home here in Vero Beach. We are looking forward to welcoming the entire Hirstein family to our community! Take a moment to read this letter sent by Dr. Hirstein to families and friends of the School.
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  • June

    Back to School Forms

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  • Books, Uniforms, Computers and More!

    Almost all the information that you will need to start the school year can be found on the "411 Doc Central" tab on the Resources tab in your MySteds account. Please check this regularly.

    You will also receive a mailing from the school the week of July 20th with many more pieces of information.
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  • MS Athletics

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  • Orientations for All 6th Grade, New 7th and 8th Grade Students

    All 6th-grade students will have an orientation on Wednesday, August 19th from 1:00-4:00 pm. New 7th and 8th-grade students will have their orientation on Wednesday, August 19th from 8:00-10:00 am. More details about these orientations will be included in the August 5th edition of View from the Middle.
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  • Send Me Your Summer Pictures

    I encourage all Middle School students to send me photographs of what you are doing this summer. My email is kmurphy@steds.org. I will publish all photos in the August 5th edition of View from the Middle.

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  • Student Academic Resources

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  • Welcome to the New School Year!

    I hope this summer edition of View from the Middle finds all of you well this summer.

    As you can imagine, the administration, faculty, and staff of Saint Edward's School are working very hard to stay one step ahead of Covid-19. Never before have we had to prepare several different schedules to accommodate potential scenarios. Not only do we have to prepare schedules, but we also need to prepare our campus to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. The detail of what we are accomplishing over this summer is impressive.

    If you have not done so already, please listen to the video recording from our new Head of School, Dr. Stuart Hirstein, that was sent to all families last Friday (June 26th). In that email, there is a link to a document that outlines everything that we are doing for the opening of school. It should answer most of your questions. 

    I will send out another edition of View from the Middle on Wednesday, August 5th. In the meantime, feel free to call me if you have questions specifically about Middle School. My direct office number is 772-492-2103.

    Sincerely,
    Keira Murphy
    Head of Middle School


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  • ACT Bootcamp

    ACT Bootcamp with Annie Padnuk!

    Marie Campione
    Act Now and sign up for ACT Bootcamp with Annie Padnuk!
    July 13-17th 
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Class held on SES campus, class sizes limited to 9!
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  • Books

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  • computers

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  • Your teens can learn that they can make a real difference in the world by volunteering. (Twenty20 @sophie.nva)

    How Teens Can Find Virtual Volunteer Opportunities This Summer

    Marie Campione
    Check out these summer volunteer opportunity tips from Flown and Grown writer Cameron Caswell: Not only will volunteering help conquer your teen’s boredom and sense of helplessness, it also will help hardwire their brain with skills and behaviors essential for life success and happiness: compassion, generosity, empathy, and commitment. They will also learn that even they can make a real difference in the world—and have fun doing it! Click here to read more: https://grownandflown.com/virtual-volunteer-opportunities-teens/
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  • Middle School Schedules

    Middle School schedules are still a work in progress. While all students are enrolled in their proper classes, the schedule of when, during the day, those classes will meet is not complete. In all honesty, it may take a few more weeks as we continue to analyze and determine what the best possible schedule will look like given the conditions under which we are working.

    Knowing the classes in which students are enrolled, families may use that information to purchase textbooks. We will let you know as soon as the schedules are complete. Thank you for your patience.
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  • Uniforms

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  • From The Benedict Library: WISHTREE Read by Katherine Applegate

    Summer Lit From The Benedict Library: WISHTREE Read by Katherine Applegate

    Marie Campione
    Hear author Katherine Applegate read from her New York Times-bestselling middle-grade novel, WISHTREE! This powerful story about acceptance and tolerance is a One Book One Community favorite.
     
    Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Summary:
    Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood “wishtree”—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red’s hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red’s experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever. Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, Wishtree is Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling author Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.
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  • May

    Use this for the headline feature

    2020 Summer Reading Challenge

    Stephany Cooksey (lk)
    The Library is hosting a summer reading challenge for the MS & US divisions.  Read a book from the list and post a review in the library catalog (instructions are HERE) and division flipgrid (click headline for details), and you'll be invited to a fun celebration next school year!  All of this information and requirements will be posted on the Benedict Library page of mySteds for your future reference. Happy Reading!


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  • Resource Tile for Summer Reading and Work

    2020 Summer Reading List and Work Assignments

    Angie Stalquist (lk)
    The 2020 Summer Reading List has been published to the Summer Reading and Work Resource Board (in mySteds under Resources). Saint Edward's School requires all students entering grades 1-12 to complete a summer reading program. The books are available in paperback at local bookstores, libraries and online. 

    After you take some time to relax and enjoy summer break, take a look at the 2020 summer book list, bookstore link, assignments and more posted for your convenience in mySTEDS on the Summer Reading and Work Resource Board.


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  • Alejandro Wang

    Peter B. Benedict Scholar Announced

    M J (lk)
    Congratulations to Alejandro Wang, who was awarded the Peter B. Benedict Scholar award via video earlier today. This award is the School's most prestigious and is given in honor of Peter Benedict, the longtime headmaster of Saint Edward's School. Alejandro embodies all that the award symbolizes: scholarship, leadership, and citizenship, traits that Mr. Benedict tried to instill in all students under his care. We know that he will carry on the hopes and goals of both Mr. Benedict and the School.


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  • Second Graders Biography Day

    Second Graders Embody History

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Where else can Einstein chat up Walt Disney or Pocahontas swap wilderness tips with Steve Irwin? Why, at Saint Edward's Second Grade Biography Day, of course! Second graders capped off their biography study with a presentation of their chosen historical figure.  Mrs. Voyles and Mrs. Newman's second-grade students prepared for Biography Day as they do each year by each reading a biography of a famous person, then writing a report telling of the person's life and giving an opinion of the book.  Students had the opportunity to dress as their chosen subject and learn about the lives of many famous people through their classmates' portrayals. Students learned about history and humanity and became inspired to make a difference in the world.  
    Check out the fun in this album of highlights.


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  • Summer Safety Tips

    Summer Safety Tips

    (lk)
    Summertime is for exploration and adventure, so for families who may try to travel and as kids experience less structure being out of school, these Summer Safety Tips from Monique Burr Foundation break down helpful safety tips and talking points to review with your children/teens. The topics covered include Safe Adults, New Places, Unfamiliar Faces, and Screen Time. 

    Click here for full article.


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  • Treasure Lake Conference Announces All-Conference Team Selections for Spring Sports

    Congratulations to our Pirate athletes who were nominated for the following All-Conference teams for the Treasure Lake Conference spring season:

    Varsity Tennis, First Team - Singles
    Girls - Lily Strauss, sophomore

    Varsity Tennis, First Team - Doubles
    Girls - Lily Strauss, sophomore
    Girls - Miranda Morey, junior

    Varsity Tennis, Honorable Mention - Singles
    Boys - Jacob Chesley, junior
    Boys - Jack Zoltak, junior

    Varsity Tennis, Honorable Mention - Doubles
    Boys - Jake Damiani, sophomore
    Boys - Jacob Chesley, junior

    Varsity Lacrosse Team
    Boys - Reid Bartosch, senior, midfield
    Boys - Sam Cardosi, senior, defender
    Girls - Raleigh Cooper, senior, attack
    Boys - Oscar Lindenthal, sophomore, attack
    Girls - Elise Mallon, senior, defense
    Boys - Liam Murphy, sophomore, goalkeeper
    Girls - Bridget Nelson, senior, midfield
    Girls - Catalina Pratt, senior, midfield
    Boys - Riker Pratt, sophomore, midfield/faceoff
    Boys - Joshua Pusser, senior, attack
    Girls - Hailey Rhymes, senior, midfield
    Boys - Drew Sternberg, junior, midfield
    Girls - Savanna Ware, sophomore, midfield

    Players of the Year and Coaches of the Year for the spring season will be announced at a later date.


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  • Have a Great Summer!

    Be on the lookout for the summer editions of View from the Middle. I will publish on Wednesday, July 1st and Wednesday, August 5th.
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  • Info About Sixth Grade Flag Football

    Dear Parents,

    As mentioned in our previous notification regarding Middle School Football at Saint Edward’s, we will be providing sixth graders an opportunity to play flag football. We are excited to announce that John Colontrelle ’96 has offered to coach our sixth graders this fall as they compete in the Indian River Recreation Department Flag Football League. 

    The practices will begin sometime in mid-August. League games start right after Labor Day and are slated to run through the first week in November. The team will play an eight-game schedule and Coach Colontrelle plans on practicing three times per week. The associated fee is $35.00 per player. 

    If interested, please contact John Colontrelle at johncolontrelle@hotmail.com. He will answer any questions you may have and coordinate the paperwork for registering with the Indian River Recreation Department Flag Football League. Please note the deadline for registration is July 31st. As such, Coach Colontrelle would appreciate you contacting him as soon as possible in order to appropriately plan for the upcoming fall season.

    Best regards,
     
    Mark Gowin
    Head Football Coach
    Saint Edward’s School
    mgowin@steds.org

    Jeffrey Lamscha
    Athletic Director
    Saint Edward's School
    jlamscha@steds.org



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  • 6th and 7th Grade Science Projects

    6th and 7th grade science teacher Karl Leonhardt provided fun activities for students to conclude their academic year. In 6th grade, students created a video of themselves on a safari in the hunt for their Build a Beast model. The Build a Beast was part of their long-term, interdisciplinary Global Expedition Project.
    7th grade students created Rube Goldberg Machines. Enjoy!
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  • Eighth Grade Summer Reading Study Guide

    The novel, Unbroken, is the required summer reading selection for 8th grade and Mrs. Wengler is providing a study guide now. The study guide is not required, but it will help students feel prepared when they return in August. 

    Unbroken study guide
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  • Middle School Students Praise Advisors

    All of the Middle School students collaborated on this project to thank and praise their advisors. Great job everyone!

    Click here to see this project.
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  • Recreating Historical Monuments Out of Food

    As an extra credit project, Mrs. Bischoff's 7th grade history classes had the opportunity to recreate historical monuments out of food. These are amazing!

    Click on the title for more photos.
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  • Camp in a box

    CAMP IN A BOX Spells S-U-M-M-E-R F-U-N!

    MJ
    The new, updated "Camp in a Box" catalog was launched this week following lots of hard work (and creativity) from coordinator Morgan Smith. Check out her happy video and then click for more information on the camps that will be offered in the month of June. Lots of fun is in store for your little ones!
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  • Friday's Drive-By Farewell

    (lk)
    Students and faculty will have one final opportunity to see each other and say goodbye. Students should also bring their band instruments, athletic gear, library books, and any books or uniforms they would like to donate to the school. If the Middle School student is the eldest child attending Saint Edward's School they will also receive the yearbook in addition to a certificate and awards, if applicable.

    The Drive-By Farewell schedule is as follows:

    1:00 pm for 6th grade
    1:30 pm for 7th grade
    2:00 pm for 8th grade

    Drive through the drop-off route and remain in cars. Faculty will take anything out of your car and advisors will give you your folder and yearbook.




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  • From the College Counseling Office: Mark Your Calendar (5/22-6/3)

    From the College Counseling Office: Mark Your Calendar (5/22-6/3)

    Marie Campione
    Tuesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 28, 2020
    Attend virtual presentations and info sessions to learn about over 35 colleges - mostly small, liberal arts colleges - including Hiram, Rhodes, Allegheny, Centre, Whitman, Lawrence, McDaniel, University of Puget Sound, and more! This free event is provided by StriveScan.

    Coast to Coast College Info Webinar
    Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt invite you to learn about their institutions, hear advice about the college search and application process, and get your questions answered. Webinar link sent upon registration.
     
    Learn About Emory, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, and Wash U!
    Join this virtual group presentation to learn about each one of these universities! Pick the day and time that works best for you (the same information will be provided at each presentation). (*See link for more details)
     

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  • Stranded

    Highlights for the Week of May 18

    MJ (lk)
    Teachers and students maintained their end-of-year momentum this week with plenty of academic and physical challenges. Check out Isabella Peter's creative take on plant biology. Mrs. Durand's class took a deep dive into the study of villains, so this week they arrived in their Zoom room dressed as their favorite villain. Also, Mrs. Bischoff hit the road to deliver summertime fun to her very grateful students.

    Upper school sophomores are studying Persepolis, and Mrs. Padgett says, "This is a graphic novel that depicts the events in her life during the Iranian Revolution. Last week students did research to learn more about Islam, the shah and Iranian culture. This week we examined the complex interplay between text and images in a graphic novel. Students watched a portion of a TED Talk and then were asked to select images from the text to analyze during the live classes in the groups." 
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  • LS Last Week of School Schedule

    LS Last Week of School Schedule

    Marie Campione (lk)
    From Head of LS Barbara Mohler: Dear Lower School Parents, I would like to share a few details as we approach the final days of this school year. 

    The last day of class for grades pre-kindergarten through grade three will be communicated to you by your child’s homeroom teacher. For grades four and five, the last day of class is Wednesday, May 27.  Online Closing Exercises will take place as shown below. Please watch your email for an invitation to a Google Meet.  Award certificates and medals will be distributed at the drive-through on May 29 (see next paragraph). 
     
    Grade 4 - Thursday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m.
    Grade 5 - Friday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m.

    End of Year Drive-Through:
    • We invite everyone to a special drive-through per the schedule below at the Lower School Parking Area Circle to drop off items that still need to be delivered (school work, library books, etc.) and wave your summer farewells.
    • A Yearbook for each family (including any extras that were ordered in the fall) and Promotion Certificates for grades one through five will be distributed at this time to the oldest child in the family.  
    • If you have more than one lower school child in your family, please come at the time that is scheduled for the oldest lower school child. 
    • Faculty and staff manning the drive will be wearing masks and gloves. 
    When:  Friday, May 29
    Who:    Grades Pre-K through Grade 1 -  1:00 pm to 2:00 p.m.
                 Grades 2 through 5 -  2:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.

    We hope to see everyone on Friday, May 29 at the drive-through, but if you cannot be there at the appointed time to pick up your family’s yearbook and/or certificates, we will save them for you.  We will either arrange a time for pick up or you may get the yearbook and/or certificates when school begins in the fall. 

    Please remember to have your child(rend) complete the Summer Work to keep skills sharp before fall classes begin
    • Summer Math: Students entering grades one through five complete the Summer Math Review Book. The book was included with your child’s belongings, which you picked up from school at the end of April.  If you need to order another book, details on how to order the book are on our website on the Summer Work tile. Please have your child bring the completed book to his/her teacher the first week of school.
    • Summer Reading:  Students entering grades one through twelve are required to complete a summer reading program. The Summer Reading list is located on our website.
    See you on May 29th!
     
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  • Officer Cleveland Says Goodbye to the Class of 2020

    Officer Cleveland Says Goodbye to the Class of 2020

    MJ (lk)
    The School Resource Officers of Indian River County challenged each other to create videos saying goodbye to the Class of 2020, and we think Officer Cleveland is the hands-down winner! Check out his creative way to share his Pirate Pride!


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  • Taft Brothers Create Business to Support Covid-19 Relief

    Taft Brothers Create Business to Support Covid-19 Relief

    (lk)
    Many students are looking for ways to make a little money while they are home more. Ray (7) and Spencer (5) Taft decided to start a local carwashing business and are giving away half of the money to the WHO COVID-19 fund. Way to go Ray and Spencer!
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  • US Campus Drop-off/Pick Up Day: May 28

    US Campus Drop-off/Pick Up Day: May 28

    Marie Campione (lk)
    From US Head Jack MacMullan: Upper School students in grades 9-11 are invited to campus next Thursday, May 28 between 3:00-5:00 p.m.  At this time, students will receive yearbooks and any items left in their lockers.  Students will also have the opportunity to drop off athletic uniforms, band instruments, library books and any textbooks they wish to donate.  They may even be able to wave to a few teachers!
     
    Social distancing and related safety measures will be in place.  Students and families must remain in their vehicles and should follow the normal pick-up route through the parking lot.  Staff members, in gloves and masks, will be located at stations throughout the main circle and will facilitate the exchanges of the various items.  Thanks for your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you!
     
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  • BOOKS!  Donate, Borrowed, Buyback and Rental Check-In DATES SCHEDULED

    BOOKS! Donate, Borrowed, Buyback and Rental Check-In

    Angie Stalquist (lk)
    SAINT EDWARD'S SCHOOL
    Middle and Upper School
    Donate, Borrowed, Buyback and Rental Check-In
    Upper School only - Thursday, May 28th - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Middle School only - Friday, May 29th - Grade 6 at 1:00 pm, Grade 7 at 1:30 pm and Grade 8 at 2:00 pm  
     
    Donate:  You may donate your books back to Saint Edward’s School.  
    Borrowed:  If you borrowed books from Saint Edward’s School please plan on returning them.
    Buyback: Please use VALORE BOOKS for your buyback needs.
    Rental: For the 2019-2020 term, Follett is not requiring students (parents) to return their rental books to Follett. There will be no late fees and no suspension of existing rental accounts. You own these books.
         
    This market-based service is extremely easy to use and provides free shipping labels.  Follett is looking forward to renting to students again for the 2020-2021 academic term.
        
    Questions?  Issues?  Please reach out to Customer Service: csvirtual@efollett.com |  800-621-4089
     


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  • 2019-20 JV/MS Baseball team

    Spotlight on JV/MS Baseball

    This year, the junior varsity/middle school baseball team found itself with players from sixth grade through tenth grade. Having players of varying levels of experience, the combined team allowed its athletes to learn, grow, and develop from working alongside each other. Only two games in when the season abruptly came to an end, the baseball team was quickly coming together and learning to work in sync on the field. 

    Coach Steve Beare was the head coach for the junior varsity/middle school baseball team this season.

    With the skills the team has learned this year, we anticipate a thrilling and competitive season next spring for all of the returning athletes!

    [Click the headline in news to view a photo album of season highlights.]


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  • 2019-20 Varsity Baseball team

    Spotlight on Varsity Baseball

    The start of the 2019-20 season boasted a great beginning for the varsity baseball team. The Pirates won their pre-season game versus Fort Pierce Westwood High School, demonstrating the promise of a great season to come. Knocking their first game out of the park against the Brevard HEAT, the Pirates would go on to celebrate many more victories on the field. In fact, in their next to last game, Saint Edward's shut out Merritt Island Christian School 15-0. Despite not being even close to halfway through their previously scheduled games, the team collected an excellent 6-1 regular season record.

    The varsity baseball head coach for the 2019-20 season, Steve Beare, and his assistant coaches led the Pirates on the diamond this year. All of the coaches wish to share their thoughts with the team about this year's baseball season.

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  • A Running Challenge Proposed by Student Body President, Aidan Taylor

    Hello!
    Join the seniors as we run at the end of the year to battle poverty in Indian River County. 
    The Class of 2020 is inviting all runners to a virtual charity race to support United Against Poverty.  The rules are outlined in this document, but the idea is to throw on your shoes, mark your distance and time, and compete for prizes!  Elise and I spell it all out in this video. All proceeds go to helping local families put food on the table. The race is open to all ages and you can click here to register.

    Thanks, 
    Aidan
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  • Our Newest Pirate!

    Ms. Pamela Mejia and her husband, Justin Adams, welcomed Tomas Edward Adams on Sunday, May 17th. Everybody is doing well. Congratulations!

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  • 2019-20 Varsity Boys Tennis team

    Spotlight on Varsity Boys Tennis

    Although the varsity boys tennis team only managed to play four matches before their season came to a halt, the Pirates were on an incredible winning streak. Whether playing at home or away, the team dominated the courts in their singles and doubles matches. In their games against Pine School and John Carroll Catholic High School, the boys almost shut out both opponents by winning all but one of their singles matches and both of their doubles matches each time. Not only did the Pirates finish their shortened season undefeated at 4-0, they also already swept their division in the Treasure Lake Conference.

    Head Coach Chad Miller led this year's varsity boys tennis team on the courts. The tennis team coaches have shared messages regarding their successful albeit abbreviated season.

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  • 2019-20 Varsity Girls Tennis team

    Spotlight on Varsity Girls Tennis

    The 2019-20 season began with a promise of great things ahead for our varsity girls tennis team. Winning all four of their scheduled matches during the shortened tennis season, the Lady Pirates did a phenomenal job in all of their singles and doubles sets. The girls team was poised to be crowned division champions in the Treasure Lake Conference, having already defeated all of the other teams in their district. In their game versus rival John Carroll Catholic High School, the Lady Pirates shut out the Lady Golden Rams by winning all of the slated singles and doubles matches and walking away with a final score of 7-0.

    The varsity girls tennis team is led on the court by head coach Chad Miller. The tennis coaches wish to share their thoughts about the season with their team.

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  • Summer Course Meets US Requirement for Rising Ninth Graders!

    Interested in getting ahead of the game? This summer we are pleased to offer for credit online courses. Rising 9th grade students can register now for Honors Ethics: Ethics in Sports. The course will explore ethical dilemmas through a variety of sports related topics, including cheating, gambling, youth sports, gender equality and more. For questions about how the course might fit for your child please contact the college guidance office. For questions about the course please reach out to the teacher, Greg Zugrave (gzugrave@steds.org).
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  • Summer Meetings for All 6th Grade, New 7th and 8th Grade Students

    Traditionally, I meet with all rising 6th-grade students and their families, as well as, any other new students/families to the Middle School during the summer. The meeting consists of reviewing schedules and expectations and taking a personalized tour of the campus. This has been an integral component of the transition to Middle School. 

    I have already met with many new Middle School Pirate families. If I haven't met with yours, please email me at kmurphy@steds.org to schedule a date and time in July or early August.

    Best,
    Keira Murphy

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  • Summer Reading Challenge

    Mrs. Cooksey, the school's Head Librarian, has issued a challenge to all Middle School students. Students will read a minimum of five SSYRA books from the 2020-2021 Middle School list and post reviews for each book on our school catalog along with a review on the Challenge FlipGrid (attach link)  page.  Every student that meets the requirements will be invited to an exciting celebration next school year in the Library. 

    More information is listed below and on the MySteds library page.

     
     
     
     
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  • Girls Locker Room Clean Out

    Middle School Girls!

    If you left anything in the locker room, we will have it bagged up for you to take during the Drive-By Farewell on Friday, May 29th. We emptied lockers and attached the locker number on the bag. If you know your PE locker number you can pick your bag up on Friday. If you don't, you'll need to wait until later so that we can identify what is in the bag and get everything to its rightful owners.
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  • Greasers on Zoom

    From Mrs. Wengler-
    Since we started reading The Outsiders, students dressed up as greasers for class today. Thankfully, we didn’t have a rumble.
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  • 2020-2021 Sunshine State Young Readers Award & Florida Teens Read Announced 

    2020-2021 Sunshine State Young Readers Award & Florida Teens Read Announced 

    Stephany Cooksey (lk)
    The Florida Association for Media in Education (F.A.M.E.) recently announced the 2020-2021 award lists for Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) & Florida Teens Read programs.  These programs aim to encourage independent student reading by exposing them to fiction titles selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections and/or multicultural representation. Lists are divided by grade level to promote interest and develop reading fluency and comprehension skills.
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  • Circle of Fifths Art

    Circle of Fifths Video

    MJ (lk)
    Mr. Hengen asked his music students to portray the Circle of Fifths in art form this week, and he put them together in a compilation video that is both impressive and beautiful. Enjoy!
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  • From the College Counseling Office: Mark Your Calendar  - Coalition Week

    From the College Counseling Office: Mark Your Calendar - Coalition Week

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Monday, May 18-Friday, May 22, 2020
    Learn about the ins and outs of the college admissions process and gain college search resources from UChicago, Michigan, Kenyon, Notre Dame, and many more. Students who participate in at least 4 of the events will receive some free goody bags, so be sure to sign up today! This event is free for students and parents. 

     
     

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  • In Case You Missed It

    MJ (lk)
    There were three letters shared with our community this week, so if you missed any of them, please read now:

    Mr. Mersky's Letter to the Community (#10)
    Father Barrett's Songbird Sermon
    Mr. MacMullan's Message to US Families


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  • There's an app for that!

    John & George Build an App

    GS (lk)
    Students John Sarbak and George Sowles have developed a web application for connecting students. Users post topics to the center page and can reply to what their friends say. Each user profile has options for a bio, picture and occupation. Students can follow other users to see their profiles. Following a user also allows for the option to Direct Message. The website also has a “lounge” which is a zoom alternative that directly links to one big video conference room. There any student can video chat with any other student. It is basically like a lunch table at school!
     
    Check it out at: forum.sowlesnet.com

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  • LS PE Challenge

    Looking for a Friday Giggle?

    MJ
    This week's LS PE challenge was to lick a marshmallow and paste it to your forehead and see how long it would stick. The winning class earned a popsicle party! Watch the video to see who emerged victorious!


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  • 2019-20 Varsity Boys Lacrosse team

    Spotlight on Varsity Boys Lacrosse

    Though they already had a few games under their belts, varsity boys lacrosse was expecting great things to unfold for them this season. Showing their dominance on the playing field, the boys team overcame both Viera High School and Vero Beach High School by a significant margin during the preseason jamboree. Thanks to a highly effective defensive end and an impressive display of teamwork, the varsity boys team finished with a 4-3 record. In what would be their final game of the season, the Pirates completely shut down Ransom-Everglades High School at home, winning 16-0.

    Head Coach Doug Bailey rallied the varsity boys lacrosse team to victory on the field this season. Coach Bailey and his assistant coaches wish to share their thoughts on the season with their team.

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  • 2019-20 Varsity Boys Weightlifting team

    Spotlight on Varsity Boys Weightlifting

    The varsity boys weightlifting team had a very successful spring season, traveling to four meets before the season was halted. Most of its members hit their own personal record milestones more than once, with a majority of the team being able to go 6 for 6 in their events. Despite having only a small amount of meets, the athletes collectively managed to bring home two 4th place wins, three 3rd place wins, and two 2nd place wins in their individualized weight groups.

    Coach Les Rogers heads the varsity boys weightlifting team at Saint Edward's School. Please click on the headline above to view Coach Rogers's thoughts on this season's athletes.


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  • 2019-20 Varsity Girls Lacrosse team

    Spotlight on Varsity Girls Lacrosse

    Only four games into the season when it was suddenly ended, the varsity girls lacrosse team showed great promise on the playing field. The team displayed great determination in their season opener against equally ranked Windemere Prep School, winning 21-9. The final 2-2 record of the Lady Pirates does not begin to reflect the team's talent on the field. Facing tougher opponents at the beginning of their season, the girls were poised to sweep the rest of their scheduled season games. In their next to last game of the shortened season, the Lady Pirates faced Edgewood High School in a game that was dominated by a tie or a one-point separation throughout most of the match. Showing true grit, the team pulled together and scored the winning goal with just 17 seconds left on the clock.

    Head Coach Rick Cassara, along with his assistant coaches, guided the varsity girls lacrosse team on the field this year. Please click on the story's headline to read touching messages from the team coaches.


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  • 100% of the Class of 2020 was accepted to their first or second choice college

    College Counseling News: 100% Amazing

    MJ (lk)
    The College Counseling Department announced this week that 100% of the Class of 2020 were accepted into their first or second choice college. While the percentage has always been high, reaching 100% is a first. Mrs. Sternberg's team is brimming with excitement for this very accomplished class. She says, "everyone has seen the quote at the end of my email signature about hard work, but these students embody that spirit. They have looked challenge in the eye and excelled beyond all of our expectations. We are so very proud of every one of these students, and it will be our joy to watch them continue to grow and learn."


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  • First Grade shares their gratitude

    First Grade Shows the Love

    MJ (lk)
    As part of their writing lessons, first-grade students were tasked with writing thank you notes to the nurses who are caring for our community. The letters were delivered to Cleveland Clinic and accompanied by sweet signs of support. Click to view the album. Thank you, Mrs. Scales and Mrs. Thompson, for showing your students that simple acts of gratitude are precious.


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  • An example of the one of the assigned documentaries

    Freshman Biology Students Tackle Ecology Issues

    KM (lk)
    Dr. Monahan did a new assignment with her freshmen bio class for their Ecology Unit.  They were given the choice of watching one of four documentaries:
     
     
    They then had to design a slide deck connecting their documentary to ten essential concepts from the Ecology Unit, with a focus on human impact.  Students also had to provide a brief overview of the geography (including culture and government) of the region depicted.  The kids really loved the assignment, insisting next year's students complete it, “even if we’re back in the classroom.”  They buzzed about the projects for a good 20 minutes of virtual class and they said, while on the one hand, it was often really sad to see how humans were impacting critical habitats and endangered species, watching the documentaries really cemented vocabulary and concepts in a way that “book reading” just doesn’t do.  We also extended our discussion to ask questions about how the filmmakers chose to present their topic, the lenses they opted to use, who they included in the documentaries, and we revisited the essential idea of bias, something so important to be aware of in science, today more than ever.
     
    Dr. Monahan says that "we might be remote learning, but our students are engaging in real and meaningful study of ecology and environmental science. While I might not choose this mode of teaching and learning, in this case, it enabled students to have more choice to explore a topic of interest to them in a region of the world that piqued their curiosity."
     

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  • Healthcare Workers Parade

    Monday Funday

    MJ (lk)
    When the editor of Vero Beach Flash reached out to SES to participate in a celebratory parade for healthcare workers (complete with dinner delivered to healthcare workers later this week), we knew LS teacher Julie Damiani was the perfect Pirate to get the show on the road. In less than a day, she had happy volunteers making signs and giving their time on Monday afternoon so our Cleveland Clinic healthcare workers would feel the love. Our own "wandaful" Wanda drove the bus through some very tricky turns, windows open and horns honking. Special thanks to Mrs. Miner and her girls, Regan and Riley, and to Luke Daminani and Mrs. Scales for joining in the fun. The Rodriguez family were also a part of the parade in the Trinty Church pick-up truck. Click to view the video.


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  • Charity Run

    On Your Mark! Virtual Charity Race

    GZ & AT (lk)
    Pirates, it's time to don your shoes, tie your laces and line up at the start. The Class of 2020 is inviting all runners to a virtual charity race to support United Against Poverty.  The rules are outlined in this document, but the idea is to throw on your shoes, mark your distance and time and compete for prizes!  Elise and Aidan spell it all out in this great video. All proceeds go to helping local families put food on the table. Run the race between Saturday, May 23-30, 2020. The race is open to all ages and you can click to register.


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  • A Senior Night Screen Grab

    Senior Traditions Go Virtual

    MJ (lk)
    Some cherished senior traditions live on in these last weeks for the Class of 2020, including the annual Letting Go event, as well as senior seminars that cover the basics of safety and financial responsibility, and some favorite recent alumni even joined the Zoom meetings. Suzanne Jutras says, "My experience with all the guest speakers gave me an opportunity to learn a lot more before I go to college. Even though it was different learning from a screen rather than seeing all those amazing people in person, I still learned valuable things. My favorite event has got to be a drive-in movie. That should honestly be a tradition that you keep so other grades can experience it as well. My favorite online class has got to be the letting go ceremony. My family really loved the speaker telling us to be resilient in these hard times and the wonderful messages that the students gave to their parents. I'm going to miss everyone, and I'm glad that we had a week to learn more about college before we eventually have to go."


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  • Songbird Sermon from Father Barrett

    Please enjoy these words from Father Barrett.
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  • Drive through goodbyes

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  • Seventh Grade English Students Use Technology to Build Powers of Persuasion

    Persuading their peers to read their chosen novel is the final challenge 7th grade English students are taking on this year. To succeed, they are using an array of technology.  Firstly, they learned about Aristotle's appeals - ethos, pathos, and logos - by attending a mini-lecture on Edpuzzle and responding to in-video questions. They then viewed a number of commercials on YouTube and categorized them in a three-set Venn diagram on Lucidchart. In class this week, they identified that the two appeals which would most likely help them convince their peers to read their books would be pathos and ethos. The final step is to write the script for and film their book talks, and post them on Flipgrid. Et voila - a shared, peer-reviewed book list for their summer reading pleasure!

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  • The 8th grader's beloved trip to Washington D.C.

    Students Reflect on Middle School Memories

    With the end of the year coming up, students were able to reflect on some of their favorite middle school memories. Many of the sixth graders said some of their favorite memories consisted of sports seasons, orientations, and field trips. 6th grader, Findlay Beckwith, commented, “My favorite memory was whenever I was hanging out with my friends. We really take it for granted.” Virginia Roberti added, “I loved meeting all of the new kids during orientation.” 

    Many of the seventh graders enjoyed their field trips. Conor Powell says, “My favorite memory was when I went to the courthouse for a field trip. I brought my notebook and took notes while I was there, so I remember most of the details at the courthouse. It was awesome to see what people do in a courthouse and what kinds of cases there were.” 

    Enjoying their last weeks of middle school, the eighth-graders' favorite memories consisted of field trips, clubs, Multicultural Day, scoring their first goal, and much more. Maria Hawkins commented, “My favorite memory from the school year was when we went to Circle F and everyone was able to bond really well together.” 

    Please click on the headline for more photos.

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)
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  • Taylor Mohr Knows Her Rules

    Click here to watch Taylor Mohr tell her dad (8th-grade History teacher, Scott) about the house rules. She is so cute and getting so big!
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  • Seniors on the Varsity Tennis team: Natalie Burgoon, Toby Tettamanti, and Ryan Niederpruem

    Coaches Honor Varsity Tennis Seniors with Video Tribute

    Although the Senior Night matches may have been canceled for the varsity tennis teams, Coach Miller, Coach Van Deinse, and Coach Krueger planned a celebratory surprise for their senior athletes. On Sunday, the varsity tennis coaches put together and shared a touching tribute video as their way of honoring their three seniors: Natalie Burgoon, Toby Tettamanti, and Ryan Niederpruem.

    Click here to view the senior tribute video for the varsity tennis teams.

    Congratulations to all three seniors for an outstanding year in tennis!


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  • From the College Counseling Office: Mark Your Calendar - College Presentations

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Learn About Emory, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, and Wash U!
    • Emory University
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • University of Notre Dame
    • Washington University in St. Louis
    Join this virtual group presentation to learn about each one of these universities! Pick the day and time that works best for you (the same information will be provided at each presentation).
    Sunday, May 17, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT)[click headline for more dates and times.]
     
     
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  • ML Retton

    Highlights for the Week of May 4

    MJ (lk)
    It was another great week on the virtual Pirate ship, where history, the arts and an epic game of Battleship ruled the days. The second graders continued their biography unit, this time with visits from Mary Lou Retton and Thomas Edison. The LS PE teachers created a highlights video of children completing their PE assignments -- look to this video for ideas on how to keep it movin'.

    Eight-grade students are hard at work on their ME projects. Their exploration into their physical, athletic, social and spiritual growth is always so poignant, even when shared virtually. 

    Ms. Pellegrino's honor English classes were tasked with exploring their creative expression, and their options were limitless. Laurel Logemann chose video, Sam Cardosi built a nightstand and Alex Roberts wrote about his love of fishing with his favorite lucky lure. Marissa Vatland created an ocean cliff with items found at home. She says, "This piece (click on "creative expressions" above) is a representation of the ocean side cliff put into a flat surface so it has the dimensions and effects yet it is displayed as a glass-like board. The cliff allows the water to break on its rough surface." In Honors Chemistry, students learned about research enterprise at university levels. They studied about where research takes place, who pays for it, and how they can take part in research when they progress to college. 

    Mrs. Jenkins' Pre-Calc class is in the finals for Radian Battleship. She says "It's like traditional battleship, where you hide your ships and try to seek out your opponents. The difference is that we are dealing in polar coordinates. The radius of the circle and the angle are the attack and defense points. Example would be (3, π/4)." Still mystified? See if these visuals help.

    Finally, Cadence Callaghan took time with her mom to learn exactly how clouds form just in time for what the weatherman says will be a soggy Mother's Day. 

    We hope all of our Mothers enjoy the weekend knowing how much they are appreciated and loved.


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  • Mindful Moments for LS Families

    Mindful Moments for LS Families

    Lower School counselor Marie Mahovetz has been sending Mindful Moments to LS families a few times a week, and she recently included some specific information from Common Sense Media regarding technology concerns parents may have since their children are using technology more than ever (for school and fun). Check out the excellent list of 'Parents Need to Know ' questions and answers that tackle concerns regarding screen time, safe sites, and appropriate technology boundaries. 
     

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  • Senior Video: LOOKING BOTH WAYS

    Senior Video: LOOKING BOTH WAYS

    Marie Campione
    Check out special Senior video produced by senior yearbook staffer Christopher Schulze (with help from junior Maddy Sarrica).  Some seniors shared selfie-style video clips of sweet SES memories and expectations for the future, others shared photos wearing t-shirts with the logo of the college they plan to attend. The Class of 2020:Looking Both Ways video!


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  • Dr. Monahan 7 Tips Video

    Seven Tips for Virtual Learning Shout Out

    MJ (lk)
    Special thanks to the entire SES faculty, parents and students who answered the call to provide feedback to share tips for virtual learning. We took the Top 7 and created a video that will be used as part of our social media ad campaign. Thanks, also, to Dr. Monahan, whose in-home studio and talent in front of the camera were key to this campaign's success. Watch the video to see some familiar faces!


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  • 2019-20 Middle School Girls Lacrosse team

    Spotlight on MS Girls Lacrosse

    Although the middle school girls lacrosse team only made it halfway through their season, the Lady Pirates approached every game with determination and with a desire to bring home a victory. During their shortened season, the team had 5 wins under their belt and only 1 loss. For the Lady Pirates, a large part of their success on the field was due to a diligent defensive end. Many incredible saves at goal throughout the season helped the Lady Pirates reach their ultimate victory. The sixth and seventh grade athletes on the team also found a chance to shine on the field in their match-up against Saint Helen's School, which ended in a hard-fought tie with the Lady Falcons.

    Head Coach Bronia Jenkins guided the Lady Pirates on the playing field this season and was aided by assistant coach Jordan Canevari. The coaches have shared a joint heartfelt message regarding this year's middle school girls lacrosse team.

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  • Vietnam Class

    Vietnam Study Going Strong

    GZ (lk)
    Mr. Zugrave's Zoom study of Vietnam is a big hit. He says, "the Vietnam War class is going strong. We have a consistent 20 people participating and others joining in when they can. On Monday we cover the "War at Home," and it will be the fourth of our five class sessions!" The class is open to anyone in our community who has a love of history and access to Zoom.
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  • 2019-20 Middle School Boys Lacrosse team

    Spotlight on MS Boys Lacrosse

    For the 2019-20 spring season, the middle school boys lacrosse team achieved a remarkable 4-1 record. The Pirates managed to twice defeat Sebastian River Middle School and Storm Grove Middle School, both at home and on the road. Versus Sebastian River, the Pirates shut down the Cowboys at home and only allowed 2 goals during their away game. In their match-up with Storm Grove, the Pirates only allowed 1 goal on the road and shut out the Stingrays at home.

    This year, the Pirates were led by head coach Rick Goodhand. Coach Goodhand and his assistant coaches wish to share their thoughts with their team about this year's lacrosse season.

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  • Jasmine Nunez (8)

    MS Artists Recreate Masterpieces

    Students enrolled in art classes take their creativity to new heights as they research masterpieces of art and recreate them. The results are phenominal.

    Don't forget to click on the heading to see more examples.
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  • Sixth Grade Confession Poems

    April is Poetry Month and to celebrate students in Mrs. Fykes’ Skills class were asked to read a confession poem by William Carlos Williams. (See below) They used this poem as a mentor text to write their own confession poems. The sixth graders confessed all kinds of things like stealing sweets, avoiding chores, and putting off homework. 

    This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams
    I have eaten 
    the plums that were in
    the icebox 

    And which 
    you were probably 
    saving 
    for breakfast

    Forgive me 
    they were delicious 
    so sweet 
    and so cold


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  • Book Recommendations from the School's Librarian

    The Middle School and Upper School librarian, Mrs. Cooksey, has put together a list of the newest Sunshine State Book List for 2020-2021, as well as, a list of Middle Grade Webcomics. We welcome your feedback on any of the books you read. Enjoy!
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  • For Those Who Are Interested in MS Football

    Please click here for a letter from Mark Gowin, Head Football Coach.
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  • Mr. Mersky Visits Character Ed Class

    This past Friday, Father Barrett’s Character Ed class had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Merksy, the current Head of our school. He shared with us his experiences working in education and serving as a Head of School, as well as helpful insights and advice for students. Throughout his career, Mr. Mersky immersed himself in his work and noted how happy it makes him when he sees students learning, interacting, and engaged in the classroom and in the hallways. Many of the standards that he lives by were passed down by his parents. He mentioned how crucial honoring his family name was from early on. After the passing of his father, Mr. Mersky found himself drawn back to his religion, which has allowed him to persevere through hardships he has faced throughout his life. Mr. Mersky practices gratitude daily and believes that in addition to education, a person should act with integrity, courage, optimism, and acceptance to enjoy and achieve success in their lives. 
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  • My Experience at Java Coding Camp by Olivia Stovall

    I attended a virtual five-day coding camp. The language I learned was Java since that’s the language Minecraft uses. On the first day, we introduced ourselves to a group that consisted of six people, two instructors, and three other campers. We went through the basics of coding and took a quick intake of what the code means. During the week, we modded items and blocks, such as custom tools, custom armor, spreading blocks, hot coal blocks, and custom food. On the last day of camp, we finished up customizing our items so we could build an adventure map to show off all of our coded mods. I showed my parents all the things I made over the week. In conclusion, I learned how to modify Minecraft to my specifications. I understand now how precise and repetitive one has to be while coding. Overall, it was really fun to code and learn from the instructors right in the comfort of my room!

    Contributed by Olivia Stovall (6)
     
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  • Students Let Creative Energies Flow While at Home

    To quench their quarantine boredom, many students have been going outside more, biking, and spending more time with family. Students also say they have been letting their creative energies flow more, as well. In addition to baking, students have been doing crafts like making their own candles, redoing their rooms, and even making their own masks!  Click on the links below for recipes and instructions! 

     
     
    Molly Rummel’ Whipped Coffee 

    Submitted by Grace Haller (8)
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  • Take a Virtual Tour

    Ms. Mahovetz and her 7th grade 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens class have been taking virtual tours the past few weeks and want to share a collection of links that have been used. Take a peek and enjoy!

    Click here for the link.
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  • Fields Hoffmann (6)

    What New Activities Are You Doing Lately?

    Many of us are trying new things during this time of quarantine. We would love to hear about what new activities you've learned and see a photo, as well.

    For example, sixth-grade student, Fields Hoffman, made his own bow and arrow while quarantining in the mountains.

    If you would like to share, please send a short note and a photo to Mrs. Murphy at kmurphy@steds.org.
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  •  From the College Counseling Office: Mark Your Calendar (May 4-8)

    From the College Counseling Office: Mark Your Calendar (May 4-8)

    Marie Campione
    May 4-6, 2020 from 12-8 p.m.
    This free event will host three days of live-stream expert presentations for students and families and a concurrent virtual college fair with fully interactive booths. Students can chat live with college admissions representatives, helping to find fit. Learn from over 40 colleges and universities including Kansas, Elon, Ole Miss, Santa Clara, Yale, Palm Beach Atlantic, and more!

    Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8, 2020
    Over four full days, choose from 96 different presentations on a variety of important topics to help you explore college opportunities. Topics range from "Choosing a College That Fits" to "Tips for Applying to Arts Colleges" to "Maximizing Aid at Private Universities." Hear from admission officers from hundreds of colleges including UVA, Trinity College Dublin, Claremont McKenna, Delaware, Carnegie Mellon, UC San Diego, Davidson, Colorado, Florida Southern, DePaul, Babson, Macalester, Ithaca, Vermont, and Richmond. These free sessions are provided by Strive Scan and are recommended for students in grades 9-11.

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  • Come and watch a movie with the Class of 2020

    A Fun Surprise for Seniors

    MJ (lk)
    On Monday, May 4, all upper school students and families are invited to join together at Causeway Cove Marina in Fort Pierce to enjoy a private drive-in movie night. The evening will kick off with a special video highlighting the Class of 2020, and the seniors voted to show the classic movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The event is free and there will be pizza, tacos and of course popcorn available for purchase. The event begins at 8 p.m. sharp, and the gate opens at 7:30. We ask that everyone honor social distancing guidelines during this time. Follow Treasure Coast Park & Watch on Facebook for further details on how this creative team is providing fun for families during the pandemic.


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  • Ellie MacMullan says

    A Week of Gratitude: TAW

    MJ (lk)
    On Monday morning, Kersti Stalquist, Grace Haller and Aidan Taylor called teachers in every division to share a message of gratitude to kick off Teacher Appreciate Week. Later in the week, the Parents Association surprised our teachers with a gift certificate to Johnny D's, and today, Pirates living in Arbor Trace worked with Mrs. MacMullan to create this sweet video using Mr. Baker's Backyard Sessions performance of "Teach Your Children." Thank you to all of our teachers and staff for their creativity, passion for learning and patience, not only now but always!


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  • Advanced Placement

    AP Students: Daily AP Tips are Headed Your Way

    MJ (lk)
    Mrs. Wald has developed a social media program to help our students prepare for the first-ever at-home AP test(s). Watch our FB, Insta and Twitter accounts for 11 days of tips and tricks for managing this new testing format starting Sunday, May 3. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to her directly.
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  • Exam Day Checklist

    AP: Day 4 Complete the AP Exam Day Checklist

    AW
    Have you completed your AP Exam day checklist?

     
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  • The Powell brothers have a chat in Spanish

    Highlights for the Week of April 27

    MJ (lk)
    This week's highlights just reinforce how much we have to appreciate with our faculty. The second grade kicked off their biography unit, where students are tasked with learning about an important historical figure, right down to the buttons. Can you identify these historial movers and shakers? LS students in Seagrove East used their PE time to tour the neighborhood. Mrs. Durand's MS students got to play "mob Scrabble" during bell work, and the Powell brothers chatted each other up en espanol.

    Mrs. Rogers tasked her art students with reproducing famous works of art, and the result is stunning.
    Today was the last day for our seniors, and our "Wandaful" Wanda had this message to share.


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  • Peter Benedict with the US Jazz Band at a 2018 event for the Benedict Legacy Society

    In Case You Missed It: Peter Benedict Tribute

    MJ (lk)
    Last Saturday, our esteemed and cherished former Headmaster Peter Benedict passed away. Mr. Mersky penned a heartfelt tribute to him and his legacy in this letter to the community. He will be deeply missed, but his impact will live on for generations.

    Earlier this week Father Barrett shared a moment of prayer with our community. Click here if you missed it.


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  • Maggie Doyne Speaks Directly to Saint Ed's Students in Video

    Maggie Doyne Speaks Directly to Saint Ed's Students in Video

    (lk)
    Maggie Doyne, Co-Founder of Blink Now and CNN Hero of the Year in 2015, was set to visit the Saint Edward's School campus last week to speak to our students about her journey to Tibet that ultimately ended with her creating a refuge for children in need. Obviously that did not happen. However, Maggie was kind enough to record a message to our students. Click here for that video. We hope to see her on campus next year.


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  • Managing Stress with Ms. Borkovic

    (lk)
    With a global pandemic slowing eating at everything we once knew to be normal like going to school, seeing friends and participating in team sports, lives have become extremely stressful. Here are some tips from Ms. Borkovic on how to manage stress.

    1. Have A Regular schedule! Go to bed and wake up at structured times; set aside distinct time for homework that is separate from your classes.
    2. Eat well! Make sure you are eating healthy and nutritious food, not just sugary treats.
    3. Hangout - Virtually! Be sure to have a video or call with your friends to stay connected. You can play a game or just chat, but staying connected is critical to your people!
    4. Do Things That Bring Joy! Build in time each day to do things you enjoy like drawing, singing, playing/listening to music, going outside, writing, reading, cooking, doing yoga, running, playing a board game, being with your family, petting your dog, etc.
    5. Your Thoughts Matter! This is a difficult time for everyone, so make sure you are giving yourself positive reinforcement to motivate yourself. Remember to have a growth mindset perspective about this challenge!

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)


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  • Summer Programs and Water Camp News

    Summer Programs and Water Camp: UPDATE

    Marie Campione
    Dear Families, Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to analyze our options for our 2020 summer programs at Saint Edward’s School. We hope you are doing well in the midst of the current challenges and uncertainty that we are all facing. 

    The safety of our camp community is paramount in the construction and execution of all of our summer programs at SES, and our focus on proactive safety measures is a significant component in our recipe for the creation of unforgettable summer experiences. We take great pride in knowing that we build an environment where families feel confident that their children are engaged in programs that prioritize the physical and emotional safety above everything else. As you can imagine, the COVID-19 situation has introduced new, enormous challenges. We have been tirelessly working to determine how we can safely host camps that meet our standards of excellence. 

    In consideration of the factors mentioned above and with a very heavy heart, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Water Camp and all contact-sport camps for the summer. In addition, we will only offer virtual, flexible summer programs for the month of June. If you were registered for a June on-campus program, a contact-sport camp, and/or Water Camp, we will cancel your enrollment and you will NOT be charged any money for this disruption. An updated catalog for June will be available by Friday, May 15, 2020.
    [click headline to read more.]


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  • April

    Looking for a Good Book?

    With lives in quarantine, students say they have been reading a lot more. Here are some of their favorite new reads! 7th graders Grace Griffeth, Ray Taft, and Jessie Liddell recommend The Neptune Project, Metro 2033, and Turtles All the Way Down. 

    Molly Rummel comments “I love The Miraculous Journey of Coyote Sunrise. It is about a girl that lost her mother and sisters in a horrible accident. She learns that a memory box that she, her mom, and sisters buried in a park will be lost when the park is demolished. Her father is too pained to return home, so she secretly formulates a plan to make it home to get the memory box. On her journey, she meets many new people and makes new friends.” 

    Conor Powell recommends “"The Sun is Also a Star" by Nicola Yoon. It's a romance book about a Korean boy named Daniel Bae and a Jamaican girl named Natasha Kingsley. They met each other, went for a walk, and fell for each other, all on the same day. However, they can't stay with each other for long because Natasha and her family are going to be deported out of the U.S and into Jamaica the next day.

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)
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  • Tik Tok Challenge Winners

    Congratulations to Carson Yates for winning the 2020 Saint Edward's School Tik Tok Challenge! You have won a homework pass. If you would like to use it next year, you may.

    And the winner for faculty is the new mom, Mrs. Mejia!  Way to go! We can't wait for Tomas to see this video of his parents.
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  • From the School Counselor Regarding Student Wellbeing and Resiliency Survey

    We are excited to incorporate a new student survey to measure health and wellness at school! The National Association of Independent Schools is partnering with Authentic Connections, a data analytics organization focused on student wellbeing and resiliency, to better understand the specific needs of students at independent schools in grades 6-12 during COVID-19. Student participation will be confidential and anonymous. The team of psychologists at Authentic Connections will help interpret results, compare our responses to other schools around the country, and make recommendations to increase student wellbeing. While this survey assesses our students’ experiences during virtual school, the results will help us inform our practices when we return to a traditional school environment. If you have questions or would like to discuss the survey in more detail, please reach out to Samantha Borkovic, our school counselor, at sborkovic@steds.org.
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  • Sixth Graders Get Creative with Ancient Greek Videos

    Sixth-grade students in Mrs. Bischoff's History class created videos depicting Ancient Greek legacies and achievements. 

    Here are two great examples:

    Example #1

    Example #2


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  • Advocacy Scavenger Hunt

    Advocacy Adventures: Toothpaste Tube Tussle

    SB (lk)
    Only during a quarantine does a mostly empty tube of toothpaste have high value! On Wednesday the upper school advocacy participated in a scavenger hunt for some virtual community building. Students had to search for random items in their house like the oldest SES yearbook, VHS tapes and DVDs, used toothpaste tubes and jars of pickles. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to Ms. Kennedy, Mrs. Padgett, Mr. Miller and Ms. Buckley's advocacies for winning their grade level competition!
    *click here to see scavenger hunt photos!


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  • From the College Counseling Office: Mark Your Calendar (April 24-30)

    From the College Counseling Office: Mark Your Calendar (April 24 - May 6)

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Thursday, April 23 - Tuesday, May 5, 2020 @ various times
    April 23, 8-9 p.m.: Math/Science Workshop
    April 29, 7-8:30 p.m.: ACT Bootcamp
    May 5, 7-8:30 p.m.: English Workshop
     
    Tuesday, April 28 @ 7 p.m.
    Hear from Adam Ingersoll, a recognized leading expert on college admission testing, about the most current news and thoughtful insights on the following and more:
    • COVID-19’s sweeping impact on college admission testing
      • Test-date disruption and when site-based testing may resume
      • Likelihood of SAT and ACT at-home online testing this fall
      • How colleges are responding now and what is unresolved
    • Making the best choice between the SAT and ACT
    • The role of test scores in different admissions contexts
    • Making sense of the subtlety and variety of testing policies
    • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing
    • Finding the optimal timeline your for testing and test prep
    • Scope of test prep and expectations for improvement

      This free webinar is hosted by Cary Academy, Durham Academy, and Compass Prep.

    Tuesday, April 28 - Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 6-9 p.m.
    Attend online information sessions with admission professionals from Colgate, Smith, UC Berkeley, Emory, Wash U and Tufts. Learn about affording college, the women’s college advantage, finding your college fit, COVID-19 and your college application and more. This free, live chat event is provided by CollegeGreenlight.com and is recommended for students in grades 9-12.
     
    Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 1, 2020
    Over four full days, choose from 96 different presentations on a variety of important topics to help you explore college opportunities. Topics range from "Choosing a College That Fits" to "Tips for Applying to Arts Colleges" to "Maximizing Aid at Private Universities." Hear from admission officers from hundreds of colleges including UVA, Trinity College Dublin, Claremont McKenna, Delaware, Carnegie Mellon, UC San Diego, Davidson, Colorado, Florida Southern, DePaul, Babson, Macalester, Ithaca, Vermont, and Richmond. These free sessions are provided by Strive Scan and are recommended for students in grades 9-11.

    May 4-6, 2020 from 12-8 p.m.
    This free event will host three days of live-stream expert presentations for students and families and a concurrent virtual college fair with fully interactive booths. Students can chat live with college admissions representatives, helping to find fit. Learn from over 40 colleges and universities including Kansas, Elon, Ole Miss, Santa Clara, Yale, Palm Beach Atlantic, and more!
     

    Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8, 2020
    Over four full days, choose from 96 different presentations on a variety of important topics to help you explore college opportunities. Topics range from "Choosing a College That Fits" to "Tips for Applying to Arts Colleges" to "Maximizing Aid at Private Universities." Hear from admission officers from hundreds of colleges including UVA, Trinity College Dublin, Claremont McKenna, Delaware, Carnegie Mellon, UC San Diego, Davidson, Colorado, Florida Southern, DePaul, Babson, Macalester, Ithaca, Vermont, and Richmond. These free sessions are provided by Strive Scan and are recommended for students in grades 9-11.

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  • Littles Virtual School

    Highlights from the Week of April 20

    MJ
    Science in every division seemed to dominate the Pirate ship on this very busy week. Becca Hurley celebrated Earth Day with a kayak/island clean up trip, and she rewarded herself with some cute cookies at the end of the day. She participated in the HALO art fundraiser, too. LS students and families participated in the Geo Challenge, and Maddy Padgett got her question answered by the experts. PK student William had some chemistry fun in the kitchen, and Carolina stopped by to check in on Wanda for her PE activity. Upper School student Olivia Pickering showed off her rock star status with this number, and our seniors were surprised with happy congratulations signs in their front yards.


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  • ICYMI

    In Case You Missed It: Mersky Letter and Special Pirate Field Announcement

    MJ (lk)
    There were two letters this week that were emailed to our community Click here if you missed Mr. Mersky's letter #9, and click here if you missed the announcement regarding Pirate field.


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  • LS Teachers Sending the Love

    MJ (lk)
    Lower school families came to campus this week to collect their belongings (there were more than a few lunchboxes with some interesting "science" experiments inside!) and prepare for summer learning. The teachers were so happy to see their students, even from a distance. We will look at this photo twenty years from now and say "remember when?"


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  • Middle School’s Favorite Virtual Activities

    With virtual classes, middle schoolers have been able to experience new and exciting online activities. Many students say playing Kahoot is their favorite way to obtain information while having fun and competing against friends. Molly Rummel’s (7) favorite activity is Mrs. Durand's Quarantine Name Game. Jessie Liddell (7) enjoys the many virtual clubs like Digital Art Club. Matthew Barrett (6) comments, “One of my favorite online activities is OkEd Puzzle. It is a website that we have been using for my math class. I think it is very fun.”

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)
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  • MS Envirothon Team Takes First Place!

    MS Envirothon Team Takes First Place!

    (lk)
    From Mr. Leonhardt: The MS Envirothon team came in first place in the MS competition. These middle school scientists had a great time and are very excited about continuing to compete in future competitions. Their success got the sixth-graders excited (the fact that they get cupcakes and candy at the end of the competition helped). Hopefully, we will continue on with more teams next year competing, and this will give them all more experience, so when they move to the Upper School they can make an immediate impact. Thanks to Dr. Monahan for suggesting this for middle school students! [click news headline for more photos]


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  • Senior Week 2020

    Senior Week 2020

    (lk)
    Hi Seniors & Families, the end of the year celebrations we typically have planned for you all are not able to happen this year. While this is sad and disappointing, we reimagined what your LDOS, internship and "transition to college" experience could be and condensed it into the week of Friday, May 1 - Friday, May 8. Please see this attachment  for important dates and mark your calendar accordingly:
     
    Friday, May 1: Last Day of Classes for Seniors! Please note: all non-AP classes finish this day. If you are taking an AP course, please continue attending that class until your AP exam date. 
     
    Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8: Senior Week! Senior Week is the reimagined version of your internship experience and transition-to-college seminar. See the attachment for alternate activities planned for each day of the week including speakers, advocacy, first-grade buddies, reflections, and celebration!
     
    We look forward to celebrating your high school years with you during this Senior Week in May and at your in-person graduation events in mid-summer. 
     

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  • Six Question Senior Social Media Spotlights

    Six Question Senior Social Media Spotlights

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Over the next few weeks be on the lookout for your favorite class of 2020 seniors to be featured on our School social media channels in our Six Question Senior Spotlight series!  As seniors submit their responses, their spotlight feature is created using their senior portrait and their responses to our six questions. We've loved the responses we've gotten so far! Some have been sweet, serious and thoughtful, and all have tugged at our heartstrings. (Seniors, keep those responses coming!)
    Here are the questions we asked our seniors:
    1. What year did you start at SES? 
    2. What are your top three things you participated in at SES? 
    3. What is your favorite SES memory? 
    4. What is/was your favorite class? 
    5. What is your proudest SES achievement? 
    6. What is a piece of advice you could give to current SES students?
    Once a Senior Spotlight has been published on our social media platform, you can see the spotlight feature here as well! 

    #AlwaysAPirate #SESClassof2020



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  • Carsonites 2020

    Team Carsonites Tackle State Competition

    MJ (lk)
    Starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Team Carsonites (Alexa Soderman, Bridget Nelson, Jack Kincus, Elise Mallon and Drew Eidemueller) will compete in the Florida Envirothon. This year the competition is virtual, and they have been preparing ever since their win at the regional level last winter. Dr. Monahan's video explains it all. Good luck, Carsonites!


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  • The Dog Ate My Spanish Homework

    (lk)
    Students in Ms. Mejia's sixth-grade Spanish class recently collaborated with their families to produce a video while learning the song "Las Excusas." This song is about a child who forgot his Spanish homework and gives many excuses to her teacher. Enjoy!

    To watch the video, please click here.




     
     
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  • Students Cope with Life in Quarantine

    With life in quarantine, students say they are able to establish new hobbies and activities in their free time. Many students have been reading, Facetiming friends, and spending more time outside. 7th grader Addison Logemann says, “I have been spending a lot more time with my family,” and Molly Rummel (7) adds “I just finished redecorating my bedroom. I also wrote letters and created care packages for a few friends.” 

    Students have also been able to take up new hobbies. 7th grader Savannah Brown has been able to start playing the ukulele while Conor Powell (7) has been making his own music!  Check out Conor’s Song

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)
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  • Flipgrid Video Winner and NEW CHALLENGE

    Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner, Addison and the Logemann 5,  for their rendition of Our Song by Taylor Swift. Our runners-up include: Carrie Jane Fykes (6), Aerin Russell (6), Caroline Langsam (7), and Findlay Beckwith (6). Everybody is deserving of a homework pass.

    This week's faculty bragging rights go to Ms. Yvonne Miller!

    The next challenge is a general talent show. You can record yourself doing anything. For example, you can play a song on a musical instrument, do a magic trick, sing a song or tell a joke. Here is the 
    link to this week's challenge.

    Let's see how many entries we have before next Wednesday! 
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  • From the College Counseling Office: Mark Your Calendar

    From the College Counseling Office: Mark Your Calendar (April 21-23)

    (lk)
    Tuesday, April 21, 2020 @ 8 p.m.
    Representatives from admissions departments of Georgia Tech, George Washington University and the University of Texas Austin came together for a panel moderated by Ginger Fay, Applerouth Tutoring Services and former Senior Admissions Officer at Duke University. This free panel is provided by Applerouth Tutoring.
     
    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 7 p.m.
    Hear from Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech and Susan Tree, former high school counselor and former Associate Dean of Admission at Bates College in this interview-style webinar. They’ll focus on two themes: de-stressing and focusing on things we can control. Call it A College Admissions Serenity Prayer. They’ll give answers to these questions: What impact is COVID-19 likely to have on the admissions process? How should students and families approach the college admissions process amidst some uncertainty?
    What can juniors be doing right now? What can parents be doing right now? How to begin developing a balanced college list (even if you can’t visit campus)? This free online Q&A is provided by the College Essay Guy and is recommended for students in grade 11.
     
    Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
    Connect with top schools around the country without needing to leave your house. Drop into virtual rooms where admissions officers from more than 40 schools will share information about their college and answer your questions, live. Tune in to two panel discussions: “Tips on Creating Your College List” and “Behind the Scenes: How Admissions Decisions Are Made.” Learn about Harvey Mudd, Tampa, Emory, UConn, Harvard, Bowdoin, Ohio State, Furman, Rutgers, Chicago, Clemson, Florida State, Denison, and more! This free event is provided by Coalition for Colleges and is recommended for students in grades 9-11.
     
    Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 8 p.m.
    Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy” will host a free Q&A with parents and students on how teens should think about their application essays this year. What questions do you have for Ethan? Email them to grownandflown@gmail.com.
     
    Thursday, April 23 - Tuesday, May 5, 2020 @ various times
    April 23, 8-9 p.m.: Math/Science Workshop
    April 29, 7-8:30 p.m.: ACT Bootcamp
    May 5, 7-8:30 p.m.: English Workshop
     
    #HowSESConnects
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  • 6th Grade 20 x 20 Presentations

    To consolidate the knowledge that they built before reading The Pearl, 6th-grade English students created a Pecha-Kucha presentation of their findings. Pecha Kucha means 'chit chat' in Japanese, and it is a 20 by 20 presentation format where 20 slides are displayed for 20 seconds each. Students worked in groups to record their commentaries and insert them into their Google Slideshows as a voice-over. The constraints of this format provided them with practice in communicating their ideas in a concise manner, as well as the opportunity to learn the new technology skill of embedding sound in a presentation.
     
     
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  • Father Barrett Invites All to Wednesday Morning Bible Study Group

    Father John Barrett continues to lead the Middle School Bible Study group virtually. Everyone is invited. This group meets on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. If you are interested in joining, please contact Father Barrett by email (jbarrett@steds.org).


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  • Luke Newman is the flag holder of the day for the Pledge of Alligiance

    Academic Highlights: Week April 13-17

    MJ
    These week, Pirates of all ages once again covered all the bases in every division. Little Matty Hauf invited a bunch of friends to attend class with him who clearly have no respect for social distancing. Belle Wengler dressed the part for her kitchen science experiment with Dad, and Chase Taylor worked all afternoon to show off his successful Rube Goldberg assignment.

    MS Spanish students offered up a litany of excuses for not getting their homework done, and the girls LAX team had a fun virtual skills meeting with Coach Bronia Jenkins. Finally, the US Jazz Band offered up a jazzy lunchtime toe-tapping tune on Friday.


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  • Attention Senior!!! College T-Shirt Video

    Attention Seniors!!! College T-Shirt Video

    Hello Seniors, We need your help! Please take a selfie wearing a t-shirt or sweatshirt from the college you will be attending next year or make a short video (no longer than 30 seconds) of yourself wearing the t-shirt or sweatshirt.
    In the short video please talk about:
    • your favorite memory from your time at SES,
    • give a message to your classmates and/or
    • say what you are looking forward to most about college. 
    The deadline was Monday, April 20, but we still need some of the seniors to send their photo or video to yearbook@steds.org - in the subject line please write: T-SHIRT - your name.  To those seniors who are still deciding, please wear a Saint Edward's shirt and send in a picture and/or video.  
     
    PLEASE MAKE SURE THE NAME OF YOUR COLLEGE IS VISIBLE IN WHAT YOU SUBMIT!!  
     
     
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  • Vero Beach Sunrise

    Father Barrett Shares a Easter Week Message

    MJ
    Father Barrett learned about "SGN" this week, and shares a parallel message about the wonder of the Easter season. Click here to watch his message.
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  • Mr. Mersky Updates the Community (4/17/20)

    MJ
    Mr. Mersky sent out an email this week regarding senior activities and other news. Click here if you missed it.
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  • Elise Mallon, senior, varsity girls cross country

    TC Palm Announces Fall Sports All-Area Teams

    The Treasure Coast Palm has revealed their selections for All-Area Teams for the following Fall Sports:

    First Team, Girls Cross Country -
    Elise Mallon, senior
    Runner-up at the Wayne Cross Invitational, Mallon set a personal best time of 21:28.65 in October.

    First Team, Girls Swimming -
    Alexandra Stern, 8th grade
    The district champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle, Stern captured 22nd and 23rd place respectively in the Class 1A state meet.
     
    Honorable Mention, Football (Offense) -
    Brennan Wolfe, junior, ATH

    Honorable Mention, Girls Swimming -
    Faith Mead, freshman

    Honorable Mention, Girls Volleyball -
    Alexa Soderman, sophomore

    Coach of the Year -
    Greg Zugrave, Girls Cross Country
    Under Zugrave's guidance, the girls team reach the Class 1A state meet for the first time in the program's history. The girls cross country team placed 5th in the District 7-1A and Regional 4-1A meets and went on to place 31st in the state meet in Tallahassee.

    In light of his selection as Coach of the Year for girls cross country, Coach Zugrave stated, "The boys and girls teams accomplished quite a bit [this year]. Their hard work and dedication despite relentless heat was impressive to watch. The girls team accomplished things that will not only stand the test of time in the school’s history but set the bar high for all the young ladies who looked up to them. It was a season we will never forget!"

    Congratulations to Coach Zugrave and to all of our Pirate athletes!


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  • Rico celebrates Easter

    Be An Angel for HALO

    MJ
    Pirates, HALO is conducting a fun volunteer opportunity for any age, and it's especially helpful during this time of quarantine.

    Jan Howington says, "HALO No-Kill Rescue has created a fundraiser where a person submits to us a picture of their pet (cats, dogs, horses and we have even had a pig) and we ask an "artist of various talents" to paint, draw, sketch, digitally design their rendition of the pet, which is then displayed on social media and sent to the pet parent.  For each pet that is recreated, the pet owner gives a donation of $20 to HALO."  This is a great activity for students and staff of any age. If interested, email janh@halorescuefl.org for more information.
     
     
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  • College Image

    Important College Counseling Connections

    MJ
    The SES College Counseling office has some valuable college admission information for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Stay tuned to the school calendar and our social media channels for frequent updates on these invaluable opportunities to maximize your chances of finding the best schools for you. These offers are unique to the quarantine status, so make sure you make the most of this information. This list will be updated as events are offered, so keep an eye on the school calendar and our social media channels for updates. Next week's events include: (click headline in eNews to see details)


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  • Middle School’s Favorite Shows, Movies, and Youtube Channels

    In addition to baking, many students have been discovering new T.V. shows and movies. Here are some of their favorites: 7th grader Jessie Liddell recommends the Netflix show “Planet Earth.” She comments, “It is really good, and it is all about the earth's ecosystem!” Ray Taft (7) recommends the Disney movie “Onward.” 

    6th grader, Finn Secunda, comments on his favorite youtube channel. “'Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell' is a great educational Youtube channel that makes great science, space, and other various videos that are done by incredible animators. They make their topics easy to understand and visually entertaining. They really are something that I am surprised is free.”

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  • Mr. Mersky pulls raffle tickets

    Pirate Ball Raffle

    MJ
    Mr. Mersky rolled the raffle barrel on Wednesday to surprise two families with a windfall on what would normally be tax day. One family won $5,000 and another $500. Thank you to all who participated in this important fundraiser for the School.
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  • Safety in the Age of Online Learning

    We have all heard the stories in the news of uninvited guests gaining entry into virtual platforms such as Zoom, and with the explosion of online learning around the world in the last few months, these stories are more prevalent.

    In the past two weeks, the Middle School has had two instances where someone with a name the teacher did not recognize either entered or tried to join a synchronous class. 

    In the first instance, a person appears to have joined a class through Zoom. This was prior to all of the new Zoom security feature updates, including waiting rooms and requiring the host to manually admit participants. The uninvited guest used a lude photo as their ID picture. The teacher recognized this within seconds and removed the person from the meeting immediately. This happened just as the class was ready to dismiss. Some, but not all, of the students did see the lude photo. An email to students and parents was sent out within an hour. This situation was also brought to the attention of our Technology Department for further review.

    More recently, a person using a non-steds.org email tried to gain entry into a different class through Google Meet. This person used an inappropriate phrase as an ID name. The teacher denied access to this person. Thankfully, the students in the class were not able to see this person attempt to gain entry. Unfortunately, the students in the class could see a flash of the name that was denied. Again, an email from the teacher to students and parents was sent home immediately. 

    The Technology Department has an ongoing investigation into both instances. It is important to note, however, that we cannot rule out the possibility that our own students are experimenting with the technology. A student would have had the ability to change their own photo ID in the first class, and a student could have shared the class link with another person, or simply used a different email address, to try to gain access in the second class. 

    Saint Edward's School has the safest virtual learning environment we can possibly have. Our teachers are utilizing the security measures available on both Zoom and Google Meet.

    So, whether it was definitely a person from outside of our community who is causing this trouble or someone from within, it is important that we all help our students understand their own roles in promoting online safety.

    If you have questions or concerns, please contact Keira Murphy (kmurphy@steds.org).




     
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  • Stage Combat Video

    Click here to watch the Theater students practice their stage combat skills. Thanks to Mr. Baker for putting together this video.
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  • Students Share Their Passion for Baking

    In their free time, many students have been baking. Here are some of their favorite recipes! 7th grader Savannah Brown has been baking, reading, and drawing in her free time. Her favorite recipe is a cookie cake!  Many students have also been baking banana bread. Olivia Hawkins baked a blueberry lemon cake as well. Molly Rummel (7) comments, “I have been drinking iced matcha, which is just ice, matcha powder, agave syrup, and milk. (I use Oatly.) I also like to make whipped coffee!

    Here are the links to some of their recipes! 

    A student’s recommended banana bread


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  • We are listening...

    Thank you to all of you who take the time to fill out our surveys regarding the virtual platform. Please know we are analyzing the data, reading the comments, and discussing among the faculty and staff how we can best incorporate your input.

    The two areas where you have provided the most feedback are wanting more synchronous time with teachers and needing help managing the homework load. 

    We feel we can help you best in both of these areas by the students regularly utilizing posted office hours. Every teacher has one hour of scheduled time to be available for any student who needs their assistance on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. All teachers are willing to "meet" at other times, as well.

    During office hours teachers will review material, help with homework, provide organizational and time-management strategies, and much more. 

    The time and the help is there. We look forward to seeing you in office hours.

    Every teacher has the following office hours scheduled:

    Monday 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    Tuesday 9:00 - 10:00 am
    Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    Friday 9:00 - 10:00 am
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  • Mr. Baker Creates Distance Learning Video

    MJ
    Thank you to Mr. Baker for creating a new video for our steds.org home page. It highlights how our students are learning from home, both from the teacher and student perspective. Check it out!
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  • Alert Indian River

    Did You Know? IRC Information System

    MJ (lk)
    Indian River County offers a free emergency alert service to all county residents. It is helpful now and during other events such as hurricanes. Click here to get started.
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  • Let's

    Let's Become Citizen Scientists (and expert bakers, too!)

    (lk)
    Dr. Monahan is offering a special mini-course for Pirate Families: Sour Dough Science.  This is a team course for all ages; each team must have at least one adult and one child, but it can be the whole family! No grades, just join in the fun!

    Sign up at this link to participate.  Together we will learn how wild yeast brings us delicious sourdough breads and the science that explains it.  The course begins on April 15 and runs through the end of the month in celebration of Citizen Science Month.  Participants must order full-range pH strips from Amazon to be delivered by the start of the course, and all other materials can be found in your house! Check out this video for more details and information and sign up today.  Let’s learn some science, do some science and have a little fun together.  See you on April 15 for our live meeting!
     
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  • Progress Report Schedule and Explanation

    Dear Parents,

    The last progress reports of this academic year will be published next week and I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone exactly what a progress report is and how we use it.

    Progress reports are simply a snapshot of how your student is doing at a particular time. For example, teachers had to prepare their progress reports by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020. That is when Mrs. Klotter imported all the grades from the grading system. Any teacher could then go into their grade book at 10:01 a.m. and add more grades that could drastically change a student’s overall average in the class. But the progress report, being a snapshot taken at 10:00 a.m., will still indicate the earlier grade.

    It is nearly a week-long process for us to gather, edit and publish the progress reports. Mrs. Klotter reads all of the reports and, if there are any questions, she asks the teacher to clarify. Progress reports are necessary for me and advisors to have a formal check-point of student progress. But they are not considered formal grades. The only formal grades we have are at the end of the first and second semesters.

    During this particular progress report, all students will have many comments from teachers specifically reflecting on the student's transition to our virtual platform. Please know that the best way for you to understand your child's progress on a day-to-day basis is to read the comments provided with the individual grades in the online grade book. All parents have access to their child's grade book and those comments 24/7.

    We encourage you to contact a teacher at any time throughout the year to schedule a "meeting" if you have questions. There is no reason to wait for progress reports or formal semester report cards. Receiving a progress report that is literally obsolete the same day it is submitted (because the grades will change as soon as a teacher enters a new grade) is much less important than regularly reviewing the grades and comments every week with your child.

    I hope this offers some explanation of progress reports. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Sincerely,
    Keira Murphy
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  • “Indiana Rangers: The Army Guard in Vietnam”

    SES Open Online Class--The Vietnam War

    GZ (lk)
    In an attempt to bring the community together the Saint Edward’s History and Social Science Department will be offering a free open online class to upper school students, parents and alumni. The topic for the course will be the Vietnam War. We will meet on Monday evenings via Zoom to discuss the week’s readings, topics and videos. It is meant to be an interactive, discussion-based course. We welcome all levels--from upper school students, parents and alumni-- to participate and engage in the topic.

    We plan to provide multi-perspectives of the events associated with the war as well. While no formal ‘credit’ can be given for the class, we will issue certificates of completion. If you might be interested please email Greg Zugrave, the instructor, to sign up for the class and obtain the detailed week by week syllabus.


    Zoom Sessions will begin on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
    04/20 Session 1 Introductions and the Diem Era of the Early Cold War, 1954-1963
    04/27 Session 2 Kennedy and the Escalation of the War, 1961-1963
    05/04 Session 3 The Life of Soldiers, 1964-1968
    05/11 Session 4 Chicago, Kent State and The War at Home, 1968-1971
    05/18 Session 5 Nixon, Vietnamization and the Lasting Legacies, 1969-1972
     

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  • by Payton Andrews (6)

    Sixth Grade Explores Pop Art

    After learning about the Pop Art movement and taking inspiration from famous artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, sixth graders transformed an ordinary object they found at home and made it into an extraordinary work of art.

    Click the headline for more examples.
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  • Raffle April 15th

    The PB Raffle is ON!

    KS
    As you know, the annual Saint Edward’s School Pirate Ball is postponed, but the raffle is still on!  Next Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Tax Day (also postponed), we will draw the winning $5,000 and $500 tickets.  If you haven’t had the chance to secure your raffle ticket yet, you still can by visiting this link:  SES Raffle Ticket by noon on Wednesday.
     
    We hope that you are all safe and healthy at this time, and we look forward to announcing two lucky winners next week.

    Winner will be contacted individually and announced in next week's eNews!
     

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  • Treasure Lake Conference Releases Winter Sports All-Conference Selections

    Congratulations to our Pirate athletes who were nominated for the following All-Conference teams for the Treasure Lake Conference winter season:

    First Team
    Boys Basketball - AJ Jennings, junior, guard
    Boys Soccer - Angelo Andrew, senior, midfielder
    Boys Soccer - Edgar Chavez, senior, center defender
    Boys Soccer - Liam Kavolius, senior, defender/midfielder
    Boys Soccer - Drew Sternberg, junior, midfielder
    Boys Soccer - Jack Zoltak, junior, midfielder
    Girls Soccer - Ellie MacMullan, sophomore, defender
    Girls Soccer - Kalani Wright, 8th grade, midfielder

    Honorable Mention
    Boys Basketball - Connor Wolfe, sophomore, guard
    Girls Basketball - Zion Atwater, senior, forward
    Boys Soccer - Aidan Burdick, junior, left defender
    Boys Soccer - Leon Main, junior, forward
    Boys Soccer - Rian Tull, junior, defender/midfielder

    Conference Champions
    Boys Soccer - Blue Division

    Players of the Year and Coaches of the Year for the winter season will be announced at a later date.


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  • Fall Sports All-Conference Selections for Treasure Lake Conference

    Congratulations to our Pirate athletes who were chosen for the following All-Conference teams for the Treasure Lake Conference fall season:

    First Team
    Volleyball - Zion Atwater, senior
    Volleyball - Alexa Soderman, sophomore

    Honorable Mention
    Boys Cross Country - William Munz, junior
    Football (Defense) - Marcus Fini, senior, OLB
    Football (Offense) - Brennan Wolfe, junior, ATH
    Boys Golf - GP Battista, senior
    Boys Golf - Aidan Heaney, sophomore
    Boys Golf - Ryan Niederpruem, senior
    Boys Golf - Adam Rogers, sophomore
    Boys Swimming - Alex Roberts, freshman
    Girls Swimming - Alexandra Stern, 8th grade
    Volleyball - Meredith Burgoon, sophomore
    Volleyball - Molly McGee, senior

    Players of the Year and Coaches of the year for the fall season will be announced at a later date.


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  • 7th-grade English Museum Challenge Paper


    Being confined at home during the pandemic doesn’t mean that life has to be uncultured. Museums around the world challenged art fans to post photos of themselves recreating their favorite works of art from the safety of their homes. 7th-grade English students compared and contrasted one of these artistic interpretations provided by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. After sharing their findings in virtual breakout rooms, students then wrote a short paper commenting on the similarities and differences between the two artworks. This assignment complemented their work in art class, where students actually chose a famous artwork and recreated it.
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  • Sun rising over a beach

    Father Barrett's Easter Message

    MJ
    Father Barrett released a video holiday message today. If you missed it, please click here.


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  • Imagining a Perfect Society

    (lk)
    Before reading The Giver, which is set in a utopian community, seventh-graders worked in groups to create their own version of an ideal society. They wrote a formal report presenting the key features of their utopia, as well as creating a digital map for it.

    Please click on the headline/link for more digital maps.




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  • A painting by Victoria Dellilo (7)

    MS Students Develop New Hobbies While in Quarantine

    With life in quarantine, Middle School students say they have developed many new interests and hobbies in their free time. Many students say they have been going outside a lot more. Seventh grader Sadie Howarth commented “I actually really like to take walks outside, hike, and ATV around my yard. It's really fun, especially in this hard time.” 

    Other students like Kincaid Nelson (6) and Jessie Liddell (7) have been cooking and baking to pass the time. Molly Rummel (7) has even been experimenting with delicious vegan recipes! Seventh graders Victoria Dellilo and Emma Kruntorad have channeled their inner artist while Victoria has also been painting and Emma has been experimenting with photography and video making. 


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  • Resources From the A.L.L. Mrs. Greene and Mrs. DePalma

    Resources From the A.L.L. Mrs. Greene and Mrs. DePalma

    It is important to maintain a daily routine and schedule while we learn to navigate this new learning experience. Remember to include time to eat, exercise, relax, check-in with family and friends and sleep!
     
    Editable Weekly Schedule, Schedule Maker or Printable Assignment Calendars: Copy these schedules and adapt it to meet your needs (US & MS versions available)!Recommended Daily Routine Schedule: An alternative schedule with recommendations for how to utilize your time on a daily basis
    Remember to utilize your Google Calendar and Smartphone to set up reminders for class times. meeting times, and homework due dates
    Reading Resources:

    LearningAlly
    :(if you have forgotten your login or password or need assistance please-mail one of us or sign up for a meeting time) 

    Read Aloud: A text to speech voice reader
    : (Google Chrome Extension that reads online text aloud)

    Audible
    : Audio book service is offering free stream as long as schools are closed

    Read and Write for Google Chrome
    :  Add a free trial to your chrome toolbar to make documents, web pages, Google Drive folders meet your needs for text-to-speech, word prediction, talk and type, highlight and collect for notes, and more

    It is important to stimulate your mind while taking breaks from your synchronous (live) and asynchronous (independent) learning sessions. Here are a few suggestions.
     
    GIVE ONE OF THESE ACTIVITIES A TRY DURING A BREAK FROM LEARNING
     
    TRY YOGA, GO FOR A WALK/RUN, SHOOT HOOPS OR HAVE A DANCE PARTY!
     

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  • Senior Memories Video Photo Deadline: Wednesday April 17

    Senior Memories Video Photo Deadline: Wednesday April 17

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Dear Senior Families: Every year the School prepares a slideshow/video of memories of the senior class from their time here at SES (PreK through current day) and it is that time of year! We want to include several pictures of each senior - with other SES students or by themselves through the years from Lower School through Upper School. While we can’t guarantee that we’ll use all the pictures you submit, we do want to make sure every senior is included and represented in the video! Please send photos to yearbook@steds.org or upload to this google drive folder: 2020 SENIOR VIDEO UPLOAD FOLDER

    Photos are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 17. 2020.
    - Yearbook Staff

    Submission Guidelines: 
    Please do NOT submit original photos and items received can’t be returned.  All photos must be in JPG format and must be at least 300 dpi resolution (most photos from Facebook and cellphones won’t work as the resolution is too low). The yearbook reserves the right to edit/crop or not use photos deemed inappropriate. You can submit photos one of these ways: 
     *If you have print photos you want to share and don't have access to a scanner, try taking a picture of the photo with your phone!  As long as the resolution is high enough and it's not blurry, we can use photos of photos!


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  • Gratitude Letter by Kersti Stalquist

    Virtual Learning Highlights: Week 3

    MJ (lk)
    Like true Pirates, we just keep getting better and better. Junior Kindergarten classes continued working on their letters this week and were tasked with creating something that starts with the letter "P." First Graders wrote letters of gratitude to our local healthcare warriors. Another student took on Mrs. Hudson's Cardboard Challenge and became quite the warrior. Middle school student Becca Hurley used her down time to create a joyful upgrade to her best friend Logan's bowl, and Mrs. Meija's advisory group played virtual Scattergories. Seventh graders imagined a perfect society, and sixth grader Quinn Roberts is making stop motion films in his spare time. Mr. Zugrave's AP US History class transformed into pivotal players for the allied forces during WWII, and used their classtime to figure out how to win the war. Take a close look at the image to see which student played these important historical figures (click headline to see photo!).


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  • Thank you from the Pirate Ball Committee

    2020 Pirate Ball

    MS (lk)
    Saint Edward’s School is extremely grateful to the 2020 Pirate Ball Sponsors and Underwriters.  Because of your loyalty and generosity throughout this year, the School is able to provide the best education and programs to our students and tools to our teachers and staff. We feel truly blessed to be a part of this community and receive the incredible support from those who recognize and appreciate Saint Edward’s School's role in education. We look forward to celebrating with you at a future date. Until then, we hope and pray that you and your family remain healthy.


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  • Ellie MacMullan, sophomore, defender

    TC Palm All-Area Team Revealed for Varsity Girls Soccer

    On 4/4/20, the Treasure Coast Palm announced selections for All-Area Teams for Varsity Girls Soccer.

    Chosen for the First Team from Saint Edward's School was sophomore Ellie MacMullan. A defender for the Lady Pirates, MacMullan was highlighted as a standout for the team. Always giving her all the field, MacMullan started in every game for the 2019-20 season.

    Upon learning of MacMullan's selection to the All-Area Team, head coach Samantha Borkovic remarked, "Ellie is the rock of our defense and center. She organizes our team on the field, coordinates shifts in positions, and is a true leader of grit and determination. Ellie was a consistent starter, and while defenders don't always get the glory of goals, she is a tremendous asset to our team. It's been an honor to coach her this year!"

    Congratulations on your achievement, Ellie!


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  • Amazing Stop-Motion Animated Film by Quinn Roberts

    Quinn Roberts (6) is using his downtime at home to learn how to create stop motion animated films.  Check out his latest here.
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  • Be On the Lookout!

    The deadline for choosing your World Language and Major/Minor classes for next year is tomorrow!

    Please find the email sent to you from Mrs. Klotter last Friday and fill out the form.
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  • Calling all MS Students and Teachers

    The Flipgrid LIP SYNC BATTLE IS STILL ON!

    Let's have a little fun. Enter the Flipgrid Lip Sync Challenge. Click the 
    Flipgrid link to participate. Please remember that all song lyrics must be school appropriate. We have extended this first battle until next Wednesday, April 22nd. 

    The student winner of this battle will win a homework pass.
    The faculty winner of this battle will win bragging rights.

    Good luck!
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  • Jack Zoltak, junior, midfielder

    TC Palm Winter Sports All-Area Teams Announced

    The Treasure Coast Palm has announced selections for All-Area Teams for the following Winter Sports:

    Player of the Year Finalist, Boys Soccer -
    Jack Zoltak, junior, midfielder
    Declared "one of Treasure Coast's top two-way players" by the TC Palm, Zoltak collected 22 goals and 12 assists during the season.

    First Team, Boys Soccer -
    Liam Kavolius, senior, defender/midfielder
    Making himself known on the field as a strong defensive presence, Kavolius also tallied 3 goals and 3 assists.

    Drew Sternberg, junior, midfielder
    Leading scorer for his team this season, Sternberg racked up 28 goals and 16 assists for the Pirates.

    Honorable Mention, Boys Soccer -
    Leon Main, junior, forward

    Honorable Mention, Boys Basketball -
    AJ Jennings, junior, guard

    Honorable Mention, Girls Basketball -
    Zion Atwater, senior, forward


    Saint Edward's School Athletic Director, Jeff Lamscha, has issued the following statement regarding these achievements: “It’s exciting to see so many of our winter sport athletes recognized; either as an all-area first team or honorable mention.  It’s also really exciting to have Jack nominated for male soccer player of the year.  It is a great testament to Zion, AJ, Leon, Drew, Liam, and Jack on how hard they work and their dedication to their programs.  In addition, the coaches and parents deserve praise for instilling the characteristics taught to these 6 athletes that allow them to achieve their goals.  I can’t think of a more deserving group to be honored by the TCPalm.  I am very proud of them.”

    Congratulations, Pirates!


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  • Nevin Waddell with Lucy the Bear

    Fourth Grade Imagines Being Truckers

    CR (lk)
    The fourth-graders are currently reading Elephant Secret by Eric Walters (the author who visited earlier in the year) about an elephant sanctuary. The chapter detailed the arrival of a new elephant via a semi-truck, and students were asked to imagine having the trucking job and write a creative story. Check out Nevin Waddell's adventure with Lucy, the "bear."


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  • SES Crest

    HOS Letter #7

    MJ
    If you missed Mr. Mersky's letter this week, click here to catch up.
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  • Register for summer camp now!

    Let's Dream About Summer! SUMMER CAMP 2020

    MJ (lk)
    Hey, Pirates, let's think about summer! The Summer Programs catalogue was released this week, and Morgan Smith has done a fabulous job finding fun, active, creative offerings for children of all ages. Because isolation directives are still uncertain, she's asking that parents register now, and all participants will be contacted for deposits at a later date. All of the information is on the Beyond the Bell page, so start dreaming of summer fun today.


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  • Good Friday Schedule Change ~ Please Plan Accordingly

    REMINDER: Please Note Schedule Change

    Friday, April 10 is Good Friday and will remain a school holiday. No synchronous classes or office hours will be held.

    However, so we don't lose any more class time, Friday classes and office hours from April 10 were rescheduled for the Wednesday before, April 8. 

    Synchronous classes and office hours will meet on Monday, April 13. April 13 is no longer a school holiday. Thank you for your understanding.


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  • Sixth Grade Pre-Reading Activity

    (lk)
    To prepare for reading The Pearl, sixth-graders set forth in groups on a Webquest to learn about different aspects of the book. The end product of their explorations was a poster sharing the information that they gleaned. In addition to unearthing interesting facts, they also aced online collaboration.

    Please click the headline for more posters.


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  • Guy Wengler Prays with his Class

    The Week's Highlights: March 28- April 3

    MJ (lk)
    Saint Edward's Pirates completed another week of connecting with teachers and learning virtually, and students are proving to be both creative and resilient as we all continue to adjust. Check out second-grader Joshua Thyssen's fun take on Mrs. Hudson's Cardboard Challenge. We love how baby Mia is just one of the crowd as he sinks his baskets. US students Addison Waddell and Oscar Henriquez composed and performed this rap song, while Addison's little sister Nevin envisioned herself as a semi-truck driver juggling the transport of Lucy "the bear." A number of students created some sweet study spots, and middle school student Grace Haller says, "Some students said that their favorite part of virtual learning was being able to communicate from home, seeing their teachers and classmates again, and doing work at their own pace. Many students said they have been doing a lot more reading in their free time, while other students have started drawing contests with their families and even making their own music!" Quinn Roberts took it one step further and created this great animated short called Toilet Paper Caper


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  • Standardized test image

    ERBs Cancelled

    MJ (lk)
    Parents of LS and US students, please be advised that there will be no ERB testing this year. This will allow us to maximize class time and make sure learning is not disrupted. Please contact the appropriate division head with questions.


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  • MS Rules for Online Class Participation

    The Middle School faculty have agreed on the following rules for students attending synchronous learning sessions and office hours.
    • Students will not wear hoodies on their heads
    • Students should not wear any political attire
    • Students will not create an alternative background in a Zoom meeting
    • Students will abide by any specific rules their individual teachers tell them
    Thank you for your cooperation.


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  • MS Student Views on Virtual Learning

    MS Student Views on Virtual Learning

    With virtual learning being a new and exciting territory, the students have been able to learn and experiment with this learning style. Here are some of their views on it. Some students said that their favorite part of virtual learning was being able to communicate from home, seeing their teachers and classmates again, and doing work at their own pace. Many students said they have been doing a lot more reading in their free time while other students have started drawing contests with their families and even making their own music! 

    The students also said one of the hardest parts of virtual learning is keeping organized. Here are some students' methods for keeping work organized: Google calendars, making schedules, making folders for their work, and working in spaces with zero distractions to stay focused and productive! 

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)


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  • March

    Running feet

    A Hot Tip from Coach Zu on Running

    GZ (lk)
    Seems like everyone is a runner now? This is one of the positive aspects of our new stay-at-home existence. In addition to following social distancing guidelines, it's okay to run outside, so long as you're keeping your distance! This is easy for me, as when I run with my wife she is usually well ahead of me anyway! 
     
    For those of you running: Click the headline for some handy running tips from coach Zu!


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  • From the School Counselor: Tips for Caring for Your Teen During Quarantine

    From the School Counselor: Tips for Caring for Your Teen During Quarantine

    Samantha Borkovic (lk)
    For parents of middle and upper school students, here is a roundup of several articles we found helpful for supporting teenagers. If your child needs additional support from a medical professional, please contact Samantha Borkovic, our school counselor, for suggestions within the Vero Beach area. Many therapists are offering virtual counseling resources to make services accessible to everyone.

    Click the headline in the eNews for a list of valuable resources from our school counselors.


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  • Phase 2 List of How to Handle Distance Learning

    Please click here for great advice on how to handle distance learning.

    Many thanks to Marie Mahovetz for sharing this article.
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  • A Message Regarding The Pirate Ball and Mersky Retirement Events

    A Message Regarding The Pirate Ball and Mike Mersky Retirement Events

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Dear Saint Edward's Community, I hope this communication finds you well, and please know my greatest wish right now is that all members of our community stay safe and healthy. With this in mind, and for the care and safety of the Saint Edward’s community, we have made the decision to postpone both the annual Pirate Ball scheduled for April 3 and Head of School Mike Mersky’s retirement and Honorary Trustee event scheduled for April 18. At this time we do not have a new date for either event. As soon as we have more information we will send out another communication. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at ksavage@steds.org.

    Please stay safe and be well.

    With warm regards,
     
     
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  • SES Maintenance Team

    Big Kudos to the Maintenance & Landscape Teams

    MJ
    While we are all adjusting to virtual learning, the maintenance and landscape teams have been working overtime to sterilize the school and keep the grounds from turning into a Florida jungle. Please, if you have a moment, send a "thank you" email to Jorge Rodriguez so he can share with his team. We are forever grateful for their hard work!


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  • Corona Virus Resources from the School Nurse

    Corona Virus Resources from the School Nurse