2019

  • December

    Varsity Boys Basketball Faces Double-Overtime Heartbreak

    On 12/4/19, the varsity boys basketball team played Lincoln Park Academy in the Gonzalez Activities Center. A thrilling game to the end, the Pirates ultimately fell to the Greyhounds in double-overtime 54-60.

    Leading the Pirates team on the scoreboard were D'Angelo Lumenes (20 points) and Connor Wolfe (14 points).


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  • 3rd Grade Surprises Classmates

    Best Surprise EVER: Third Grade at FROZEN JR.

    MJ
    Mrs. Spadaro's entire third-grade class traveled to the Riverside Children's Theatre to see their classmate, Baylin Bischoff perform in Frozen Jr. Their attendance was a total surprise for Baylin, who was over the moon to see all of her friends support her. There are a number of SES students of all ages performing this weekend. They include Palmer Vorkipich, Ava Powers, Lauren Chesley, Cristina Pines, Tyler Colgan and Emma Fini. The play runs this weekend only and tickets are still available.


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  • The SES shipping container is bound for Hope Town

    Bon Voyage! Container is Bahamas Bound

    MJ (lk)
    The shipping container painted by Catalina Pines and Lucy Bergstrom was loaded onto a truck to be sent to Stuart and put on a barge bound for Hope Town. The barge is scheduled to leave the Stuart inlet on Monday, and supplies should reach Elbow Cay early on Tuesday. Special thanks to all of the students and teachers who participated in the dress down day this fall. Your participation means so much to the people of Hope Town.


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  • Poinsettia Pickup

    Poinsettia Pickup

    Marie Campione (lk)
    The Poinsettia Sale was another big success this year! Proceeds will support the Guardian Ad Litem program, which is a powerful and effective voice advocating for the best interests of Vero's abused, abandoned and neglected children. 

    Plant pickup was December 4-6. If you have not picked up your plants, please pick up in Oglethorpe Hall ASAP!!


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  • Here come the puppies

    Therapy Puppies on Campus Next Week

    MJ
    In what can only be described as the coolest collaboration of the week, guidance counselor Sam Borkovic and development staff member Morgan Smith '07 announced during Assembly that therapy dogs will be on campus the week before exams to help students process the stresses of pre-exam preparation days. Mrs. Smith, who works in the Development office and is a Saint Edward's alumna, works with an organization called Canine Companions, a non-profit organization that raises and matches dogs to humans with disabilities. 

    Because of this wonderful collaboration, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, and get a little extra TLC before the start of exams.


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  • Varsity Girls Weightlifting Hosts Home Meet

    Varsity girls weightlifting hosted Vero Beach High School and Port Saint Lucie High School on 12/4/19.

    Vero Beach High School was first with 72 points, Port Saint Lucie High School was second with 26 points, and Saint Edward's School was third with 3 points.

    Tyler Colgan (8th grade) placed 4th at 101, benching 55lbs, clean & jerking a personal record of 65lbs for a total of 120lbs.

    Meagan Baker (8th grade) placed 3rd at 139, benching 95lbs, clean & jerking 95lbs for a 190lb total. She went 6 for 6.


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  • Varsity Boys Soccer Shuts Down Golden Rams

    On 12/4/19, the varsity boys soccer team traveled to Fort Pierce to play rival John Carroll High School. The Pirates overwhelmed the Golden Rams 8-0, increasing their overall record to 5-1.

    Leon Main led the team with 3 goals and 1 assist. Drew Sternberg added 2 goals for the Pirates, and Jack Zoltak and Angelo Andrew contributed 1 goal apiece. Marshall Heim earned the shutout.


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  • Auditions for Diary of Anne Frank

    Auditions for Diary of Anne Frank

    (lk)
    Auditions for the play The Diary of Anne Frank will be held on December 9 and 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts. All students are welcome to try out. The play tells the fascinating story of a young, Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her journey through WWII. For more information please see Mrs. Baker
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  • Exam Week Schedule

    Eighth-grade students will take final semester exams during the week of December 16th with the Upper School students. They do not report to homeroom prior to exams. Exams begin promptly at 8:00 am and finish at 9:30 am. Those needing extra time to finish the exam will have that opportunity. Eighth-grade students should leave campus immediately after the exam is finished unless they are invited to a specific exam review led by a teacher.

    Sixth and seventh-grade students enrolled in one of the following courses will also take the final semester exam: Algebra 1 (H), Chinese 1, Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 (H) during the same time as 8th grade and Upper School students.

    Exams take place in the Upper School gym or in the Academic Learning Lab.

    Monday, December 16 - Science

    Tuesday, December 17 - History

    Wednesday, December 18 - Math

    Thursday, December 19 - World Language

    All 6th and 7th-grade students have a regular schedule during the week of December 16th including full days of classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and a noon dismissal for Christmas break on Thursday, December 19th.

    6th and 7th grade students taking an exam will be excused from regularly scheduled classes to take the exam and then return to their normal schedule after the exam.
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  • The Middle School band performed on November 21, 2019.

    Middle School Band Concert

    The 7th and 8th grade major and minor bands had their Fall concert on November 21st. Students describe the concert as a great way to showcase their talent and skill through songs. Both the concert band and jazz band played three pieces of music from an intricate orchestral piece to an upbeat jazz song. 
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  • Dhanika Perez (8) dribbles the ball up the court.

    MS Athletics Update

    Middle School Girls Basketball
    The middle school girls basketball team had two games both with Master’s Academy. The team was defeated both games, however, the girl played their hearts out and showed outstanding effort!  

    Middle School Girls Soccer
    The girls soccer team played Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and were defeated 4-0. Despite their defeat, the girl kept a positive attitude and played hard. 

    Middle School Boys Soccer
    The boys soccer team was defeated 0-6 while playing Orangewood Christian on the 19th of November. 

    Middle School Boys Basketball
    The 6th-grade boys basketball team had two games. One against Master’s Academy where they lost 15-18, and one against Pine School where they won 23-15. The team has been having an amazing season and been showing their passion and commitment through games and practices. 

    The 7th-grade boys team has had two games against Master’s Academy winning both! Great leadership was shown by returning players Parker Heaney, Rashil Sura, Beckley Waldrop, Carson Yates as well as new players Nicky Colontrelle and Matthew Vatland.

    The 8th-grade boys basketball team has been undefeated so far and one all three of their games against Morningside Academy, Master’s Academy, and the Pine School. This season, they have been working to build their fundamental skills and play with determination. 
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  • Thanksgiving Video

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Middle School! 
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  • Mrs. Wengler in front of the Romeo and Juliet statue in Central Park.

    Visiting the Romeo and Juliet Statue in NYC

    (lk)
    In the last three months, three people associated with the 8th grade have visited the Romeo and Juliet statue in Central Park. The 8th grade reads Romeo and Juliet in English class and also performs a rendition of the play. Those visiting the iconic monument were Mrs. Wengler, Savannah Maynard and Harrison Hardin. If you've never been to see the statue in person, we highly recommend it. [click on the headline for more photos.]
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  • JV Boys Basketball Celebrates Season Opening Victory

    The junior varsity boys basketball team opened their season on 11/26/19 with a game against Somerset College Preparatory Academy. The Pirates overcame the Spartans, 53-35.

    Leading the Pirates on the scoreboard was Oscar Lindenthal with 17 points. Proving vital on offense as well as defense, Dylan Redmon contributed 16 points and garnered 10 steals. Quick reflexes by Liam Murphy allowed him to collect 9 rebounds for the team, while Adam Rogers sank 5 of 6 from the line.


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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Opens Season with Win

    On 11/26/19, varsity boys basketball celebrated the opening of their sports season by hosting Somerset College Preparatory Academy. The Pirates soundly defeated the Spartans 56-30.

    Pirates highlights from the game: Connor Wolfe 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists; D'Angelo Lumenes 14 points, 7 rebounds; Sam Toomey 12 points; and Ty Redmon 11 points, 10 rebounds.


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  • Sixth Grade Boys Basketball Emerges Victorious Against Eagles

    On 12/2/19, the sixth grade boys basketball team traveled to Port Saint Lucie for a rematch with Morningside Academy. The Pirates returned home triumphant, 21-12.

    Leading the Pirates in scoring were John Miller and Connor O’Brien, who accumulated a combined 14 points.


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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Takes on Lady Patriots

    On 12/2/19, the varsity girls basketball team traveled to Master's Academy of Vero Beach. The Lady Pirates narrowly lost in a riveting match-up against the Lady Patriots, 31-32.

    Teammates Elise Mallon (11 points) and Alexa Soderman (8 points) led the Lady Pirates on the scoreboard. Also aiding their team on the court: Zion Atwater (6 points), Jayla Brown (4 points), and Izzy Jennings (2 points).


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  • Eight Grade Boys Basketball Soars Over Eagles

    The eighth grade boys basketball team continued its winning season by picking up another victory on the road at Morningside Academy in Port Saint Lucie on 12/2/19. The 48-13 defeat of the Eagles extends the Pirates record to 4-0.

    While all players scored in the contest, the team was led by Luke Damiani (10 points), Major Croom (10 points), and Reed Sternberg (8 points).


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  • Runners prepare for the Christmas-themed 3K race

    Come Join the Fun (Run)!

    GZ (lk)
    The Saint Edward's Run Vero Race Series team is back in action this Saturday at the Candy Cane 3K race, which begins at Humiston Park at 5:15 p.m. The race takes place directly before the Christmas parade. Come join the Pirates. The race is open to all ages and abilities, so dust off those candy cane socks and join us to run!  https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/VeroBeach/CandyCane3K
     
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  • Middle School Athletic Updates

    Middle School Girls Basketball
    The middle school girls basketball team had two games both with Master’s Academy. The team was defeated both games, however, the girl played their hearts out and showed outstanding effort!  

    Middle School Girls Soccer
    The girls soccer team played Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and were defeated 4-0. Despite their defeat, the girl kept a positive attitude and played hard. 

    Middle School Boys Soccer
    The boys soccer team was defeated 0-6 while playing Orangewood Christian on the 19th of November. 

    Middle School Boys Basketball
    The 6th-grade boys basketball team had two games. One against Master’s Academy where they lost 15-18, and one against Pine School where they won 23-15. The team has been having an amazing season and been showing their passion and commitment through games and practices. 

    The 7th-grade boys team has had two games against Master’s Academy winning both! Great leadership was shown by returning players Parker Heaney, Rashil Sura, Beckley Waldrop, Carson Yates as well as new players Nicky Colontrelle and Matthew Vatland.

    The 8th-grade boys basketball team has been undefeated so far and one all three of their games against Morningside Academy, Master’s Academy, and the Pine School. This season, they have been working to build their fundamental skills and play with determination. 

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)
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  • Mrs. Heard, Ms. Hernandez, Mrs. Arias and Dr. Bao attend the ACTFL conference in Washington, D.C.

    World Language Teachers Attend ACTFL Conference

    The week before Thanksgiving, our Chinese and Spanish faculty traveled up to Washington D. C. to attend the 2019 ACTFL ( American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) conference held at the Water E. Washington Convention Center. On Sunday, November 24th, Dr. Bao presented on the topic, "Performing Arts, Literacy Space for L2 Language Learners and Native Speakers" to a multilingual audience. The four energetic and fun-loving "iron ladies" brought back with them many innovative L2 (Second Language) teaching ideas. They can't wait to try and share these newly-learned skills in their Chinese and Spanish classrooms. Go, Lady Pirates!
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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Sails Past Somerset Prep

    The varsity girls basketball took on Somerset College Preparatory Academy of Port Saint Lucie on 11/26/19 at home. The Lady Pirates subdued the Lady Spartans on the court 44-8, improving their season record to 2-0.

    Leading the Lady Pirates to victory were seniors Zion Atwater (14 points) and Elise Mallon (13 points). Sophomore Alexa Soderman saw success on the court as well, contributing 11 points. Also adding to their team's triumphant night were Kate Kedem (4 points) and Jayla Brown (2 points).


     
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  • November

    Varsity Girls Basketball Opens Season with Slam Dunk

    The varsity girls basketball hosted their season-opening game here at home on 11/22/19 against Berean Christian School. Teamwork by the Lady Pirates helped them sink a win over the Lady Bulldogs, 37-7.

    Leading the Lady Pirates in scoring were Zion Atwater with 11 points, Alexa Soderman with 10 points, and Jayla Brown with 8 points. Also contributing to their team's victory were Elise Mallon and Izzy Jennings with 4 points apiece.

     
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  • Athletes for the Month of October

    Our Athletes of the Month for October are 8th grader Alexandra Stern; freshman Alex Roberts; sophomore Meredith Burgoon; and seniors Liam Kavolius, Elise MallonMichael Mangieri, and Ryan Niederpruem. Please click on the headline above to read more about each player.


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  • Seventh Grade Boys Basketball Stuns Morningside Academy Twice

    The seventh grade boys basketball team recently played back-to-back home games against Morningside Academy.

    For their first matchup, the Pirate team took on the Eagles on 11/22/19 in the Upper School gym. The boys jumped out to an early lead and kept it from start to finish, winning 36-16.

    Morningside Academy returned on 11/25/19 to the Wachter Activities Center, looking for vengeance. While the Eagles jumped out to an early lead, the Pirates held fast with their patented tough defense. Successful teamwork allowed the Pirates to recapture the lead early in the 2nd half, with Saint Edward's outscoring Morningside 33-23.


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  • Varsity Boys Soccer Blanks John Carroll

    The varsity boys soccer team played John Carroll Catholic High School of Fort Pierce on 11/25/19 in Pirate Stadium. The Pirates shut out the Golden Rams 7-0, and the varsity boys team now boasts a 4-0 season record. 

    Leon Main led the Pirate team with 3 goals. Also contributing to Pirate victory were Jack Zoltak with 2 goals, Drew Sternberg with 1 goal, and Liam Kavolius with 1 goal.  A strong defense helped Alex Lee record his first varsity shut out.


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  • Varsity Girls Weightlifting Strong Contenders at Vero Beach Invitational

    On 11/23/19, the varsity girls weightlifting team competed at the Vero Beach Invitational weightlifting meet. All three of the Lady Pirates attending at least matched or set new personal records.

    Tyler Colgan (8th grade) set personal records in both lifts and total with 55/60/115.

    Grace Rodriguez (8th grade) matched personal record performances that she had set at the previous meet with 70/65/135.

    Meagan Baker (8th grade) went 6 for 6 and set new personal records with 85/85/170. She improved her total by 40lbs in the last 2 weeks and has not missed a lift, 18 for 18.


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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Proves Tenacious Against John Carroll

    The varsity girls soccer team played John Carroll Catholic High School on 11/22/19 in a tightly contested match in Fort Pierce.

    While the Lady Golden Rams scored a deep shot in the first two minutes, substitute goalkeeper AG Lockwood held her own for the rest of the game with 8 strong saves. Lady Pirates center back Ellie MacMullan and stopper Ashby Taylor controlled defense while center midfielder Emma Lockwood and forward Caroline Zoltak worked to score.

    The Lady Pirates team efforts to slow down the Lady Golden Rams paid off, with John Carroll only scoring one more goal with two minutes of game time remaining, bringing the final score to 0-2.


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  • Sixth Grade Boys Bring Home Win Against Pine School

    The sixth grade boys basketball team traveled to Hobe Sound on 11/22/19 to play the Pine School. The Pirates walked away victorious, defeating the Knights 23-15.

    Connor O'Brien led the 6th grade team with 8 points.



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  • Eighth Grade Boys Basketball Conquers Knights

    On 11/22/19, the eighth grade boys basketball team traveled to the Pine School in Hobe Sound. The Pirates extended their winning streak by defeating the Knights 40-23.

    The team was led by 
    Reed Sternberg, who accumulated a game high of 24 points. Major CroomHarrison Hardin, and Luke Damiani also contributed to the scoring for the Pirates. The team's record has improved to 3-0.


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  • Parents of Athletes: Visit Team Pages in mySTEDS for Team Info

    Parents of Athletes: Visit Team Pages in mySTEDS for Team Info

    Grayson Miller
    Searching for information about upcoming games for your middle school or upper school athlete? Missed a game but want to find out the score for your child's team? Then, look no further, parents of Pirate Athletes! Visit your student's Team Page in mySteds. Need help locating your child's team page? Download our handy tutorial that will help give you access to a wealth of information about your Pirate's athletic team!


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  • 2019 Angel Tree Gift Donation News

    2019 Angel Tree Gift Donation News

    Please click the links below to learn more about each division's Angel Tree program this year:
    Lower School Angel Tree
    Middle School Angel Tree
    Upper School Angel Tree 



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  • Eighth Grade Production of Romeo & Juliet

    Eighth Grade Production of Romeo & Juliet

    Keira Murphy (lk)
    To conclude their study of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, eighth-grade students put together a series of the most important scenes from the play. They stepped into the role of a particular character, froze in place and relayed the many twists and turns of one of literature's most timeless and celebrated plays. Despite the play's dramatic and tragic ending, the students had a blast acting out the scenes and impressed the audience with their rendition of the play. [click on the headline for more photos.]


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  • Festival of Lessons and Carols

    Festival of Lessons and Carols

    AB (lk)
    The Twenty-Sixth Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols Service will take place on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts. This service will be officiated by our school chaplain Rev. Fr. John Barrett with our middle and upper school choirs leading the singing of the Carols.  Those who attend will be guided through a series of biblical readings that begin with man's fall in Genesis and conclude with the birth of Jesus. 

    All performers should report to the Choir Room at 6:30 pm.
     
    Middle School Attire - Blue St. Ed's PoloKhaki Skirt (Girls) or Khaki Pants with Belt (Boys), Dress Shoes

    We look forward to being with you at this special service - one of Saint Edward's School's most venerable and beloved traditions.


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  • From the Pirate Cove School Store:  The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is here!

    From the Pirate Cove School Store: The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is here!

    eburgoon (lk)
    Check out our gift guide and check some Pirates off your list!  Full of fun SES gear and stocking stuffers for all ages.  Perfect for grandparents, teachers and coaches too!
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  • Jamari Williams makes his Broadway debut

    Heading to NYC Over the Holidays?

    MJ (lk)
    A little over a year ago, SES alumni Jamari Williams '12 visited campus while performing for an Off-Broadway play at Riverside Theatre. Mrs. Baker interviewed him during Assembly, and when asked about his dreams for the future, he said, "I'm headed back to audition for Ain't Too Proud , and it would be my biggest role yet." Well, that dream came true and our own Jamari Williams (a successful athlete and thespian), is cast as  a male "swing," meaning he plays numerous parts. He says that when his phone rang, "I literally got the phone call at work and broke down crying on a Brooklyn sidewalk. I never returned." Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.ainttooproudmusical.com/


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  • Desks for Treasure Cay

    Heartwarming Story of the Week

    MJ
    On Thursday, Mr. Baker learned that the School was going to be getting rid of desks and bouncy seats that were no longer useful to our students. He hoped that they could somehow be used rather than sent to recycling. We reached out to Pirate dad Rip Pratt, who was aware that schools were set to open on Treasure Cay imminently, despite sorely lacking supplies. He also knew that there is a barge set to leave for Treasure this Monday. Our maintenance team, despite having a full day on the calendar, jumped to action and began loading a trailer. Another Pirate dad, Josh Naughtin, learned about the plan, and he also stopped everything to provide a second trailer and transportation to the shipping container in Ft. Pierce. As a result of this remarkable teamwork and communication, students in Treasure Cay will have over 70 classroom desks to empower them to start back to work with the basics of what they need to be successful.

    There are always days to be a proud Pirate, but today's effort is both heartwarming and remarkable. Thank you to William Stribling, Jorge Rodriguez and the entire maintenance team for jumping into action. This is truly how #sesconnects.


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  • Johnny D's PA Fundraiser

    Johnny D's PA Fundraiser Will Save Your Holiday Season!

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Let's face it, we'll all be rushing around preparing for the holidays starting this weekend, but the PA has you covered.

    Let Johnny D's take care of dinner and support the PA at the same time. 
     
    You are cordially invited to stay home, unplug and enjoy a family dinner while supporting The Saint Edward's School Parents Association. Proceeds go toward program enhancements in every division. You can purchase dinner for adults and pizza for the kids.
    *Vouchers good for pick-up orders only. Your voucher will be mailed to the address you provide.  Click here to purchase now.


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  • Lower School Report Cards Now Online

    Lower School Report Cards Now Online

    Jo Giesecke (lk)
    Report cards for lower school students in pre-kindergarten through grade five are now available online.  To view report cards, log into your mySTEDS account (www.steds.org). Select your child’s name from the upper left corner (if you only have one child their name and picture will be visible).  On the Progress tab of your child’s record, on the Performance tile, click the “Report Cards” link. Then click on the desired report, which will open in a new window as a pdf.


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  • Middle School Model UN Begins

    Middle School Model UN Begins

    (lk)
    Today over 30 sixth and seventh graders began learning about the beginnings and purposes of the United Nations.  This passionate group discussed what issues should be pursued to achieve sustainable development in our world.  Topics included climate action, access to education, gender equality, ending hunger and reducing poverty.  Mr. Mohr was very appreciative of the energy and enthusiasm these students have for these significant dilemmas. 


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  • MUN in Montréal

    Terry Mitchell (lk)
    Last weekend, the arctic blast collided with the Saint Edward’s Model UN team in Montréal, Canada. Mr. Mitchell, Mme. Durand and Sra. Heard accompanied 25 students to the 2019 session of the Secondary School Simulation of the United Nations (SSUNS) in Montréal, Canada. The Saint Edward’s students showcased their talents in different committees where they discussed global issues with 1100 other students from around the U.S. and abroad. Topics that students addressed included the Syrian refugee crisis, space junk, the Lebanon hostage crisis and the role of women in the face of natural disasters such as in Haiti.
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  • A first grader sees her first bird of the day

    The Lagoon Shows Off for Mrs. Thompson's Class

    MJ (lk)
    Mrs. Thompson's first graders teemed with excitement today on their bird watching boat ride. After two weather-related postponements, they bundled up and headed out this morning and were rewarded with too many birds to count, dolphin families and a juvenile manatee that swam right alongside the boat. Thank you, Captain Stribling, for once again giving the children the opportunity to see the Lagoon at its best. Click for an album of highlights.
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  • Thespians Excellence

    Thespians Excellence

    MB (lk)
    From the Bakers: Yesterday, Pirate Thespians competed in a 1 Act Play competition at VBHS.  We received one Superior and 2 Excellents, making our overall score an Excellent.  Please congratulate these students when you see them:
     
    Gailyn Lee, Ethan Ashton, Gabby Carlson, Lauren Chesley, Suzanne Jutras, Lucy Kleinschmidt, Laurel Logemann, Olivia Milicevic, Hunter Morgan, Clark Nelson, Maria Searcy and Imani Williams.

    These same students return to competition on Saturday for their Individual Events, so wish them luck!


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  • Varsity Boys Soccer Tames the Greyhounds

    On 11/20/19, the boys varsity soccer team traveled to Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pierce. The Pirates team achieved a hard-fought victory against the Greyhounds, winning 4-2.

    Scoring goals for the Pirates were Jack Zoltak, Leon Main, Angelo Andrew, and Drew Sternberg.


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  • Lady Pirate Lifters Set Personal Records at Frostproof Meet

    The varsity girls weightlifting team traveled to Frostproof High School in Frostproof on 11/20/19 for an individual meet.

    For the Lady Pirates, Grace Rodriguez (8th grade) placed first at 101 with a personal record bench of 70 lbs. and clean & jerk of 65 lbs. for a personal record 135 total. 

    Meagan Baker (8th grade) placed 3rd at 139 and went 6 for 6 with 75/75/150. All three of those were personal records for her as well.


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  • Varsity Boys Soccer Downs Eagles

    On 11/19/19, the varsity soccer team played their district rival Jupiter Christian School at home in Pirate Stadium. The Pirates defeated the Eagles 6-1 and have improved their season record to 2-0.

    Jack Zoltak had 3 goals and 2 assists to lead the way for Pirate team. Also scoring goals for the Pirates were Angelo Andrew, Drew Sternberg, and Leon Main.


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  • Marcus Fini recognized for his philanthropic work

    Marcus Fini Recognized for Work with Crossover Mission

    MJ (lk)
    Senior Marcus Fini was recognized Wednesday night as an "Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy" for his work with Crossover Mission. He discovered the organization soon after moving to Vero Beach and has been a peer tutor and mentor for the last two years.

    Crossover Mission's goal is to "help the kids who need us most to become successful adults through a program of year-round basketball training and one-to-one academic mentoring. Crossover provides structure, accountability, positive role models and exposure to broader life experiences" for its student-athletes. Congratulations, Marcus!


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  • Seventh Grade Boys Basketball Victorious in Season Opener

    The seventh grade boys basketball team played their season-opening game in the Wachter Activities Center on 11/19/19. Thanks to tenacious, impenetrable defense and a patient, yet uptempo offense, the Pirates secured their first win versus Community Christian Academy, 36-8.

    Great leadership was shown by returning players Parker Heaney, Rashil Sura, Beckley Waldrop, Carson Yates as well as new players Nicky Colontrelle and Matthew Vatland.


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  • You're Invited to the Band Concert Tomorrow Night

    The Middle School (not including 6th grade) and Upper School Bands welcome everyone to join them for a concert tomorrow night at 7:00 pm in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts. 

    Students should arrive at the WAC at 6:30 P.M. to warm-up and prepare for the concert. Students should wear concert attire; khaki pants or skirt, dark blue Saint Ed's polo, dark socks and dark shoes for boys, appropriate dressy shoes for girls. No sneakers.
     
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  • Eighth Grade Boys Basketball Overcomes Patriots

    The eighth grade boys basketball team traveled to Master's Academy of Vero Beach on 11/18/19 to play their first away game of the season.

    The Pirates got off to a fiery start with a 23-4 lead after the first quarter. They finished with a 40-26 victory over the Patriots, meriting a 2-0 start to their season.

    Leading the way for the eighth grade boys team was 
    Reed Sternberg with another 16 point performance.


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  • Sixth Grade Boys Basketball Travels to Master's Academy

    On 11/18/19, the sixth-grade boys basketball team traveled to Master's Academy of Vero Beach to play their first away game of the season. The Pirates fought fiercely on the court and held on to the very end, narrowly losing to the Patriots 15-18.

    Landon Kahler, led the way for the sixth-grade boys team, scoring 10 of their 15 points.


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  • Lady Pirates Basketball Celebrates Pre-Season Victory

    On 11/15/19, the varsity girls basketball team traveled to John Carroll Catholic High School for a pre-season tournament. The Lady Pirates defeated Master's Academy of Vero Beach 30-28.

    Scoring for Lady Pirates basketball team were Elise Mallon (10 points), Zion Atwater (9 points), Alexa Soderman (10 points), and Jayla Brown (1 point).
     
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Shuts Out Somerset Prep

    Varsity girls soccer hosted their first home match of the season on 11/15/19 against Somerset College Prep Academy of Port St. Lucie. The Lady Pirates successfully shut down the Lady Spartans with a 8-0 victory.

    The girls looked strong at the outset dominating possession, with Emma Lockwood leading the team in scoring with a hat trick. Kalani Wright gave an equally impressive performance with two goals and two assists. Ellie MacMullan held the strong defense together in conjunction with aggressive play by Ashby Taylor, and keeper Molly McGee had 1 save. 

    Also contributing to the outstanding performance by the Lady Pirates were Mei Bao-He (1 goal, 1 assist), Allie Fredericks (1 goal), and Abby McGee (1 goal, 3 assists). 
     

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  • Ashby Taylor

    Ashby Taylor to Represent SES at All State Chorus

    AB (lk)
    Congratulations to Ashby Taylor for being selected as Saint Edward's School's representative to the 2020 SSAA All State Chorus.  Ashby was selected by an independent panel of adjudicators who evaluated her ability in musicianship, sight singing and also vocal quality.  Ashby will travel to Tampa, Florida, this January where she will work with very fine conductors and singers from the state of Florida at the Florida Music Educator's Association annual conference.  Being selected for this choir is one of the top accomplishments a high school choral student can achieve.  Congratulations Ashby!
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  • Band Concert Tomorrow Night

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  • Eighth Grade Model UN goes to Canada

    The eighth grade Model UN recently took a trip to Montreal, Canada to attend a conference. During the conference, the students learned about the fundamentals of Model United Nations and also saw many amazing landmarks. Eighth-grader Emmy Dichter comments, “I met so many new people, and there were people from all around the world. It taught me a lot about patience and teamwork.” 

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  • Middle School Girls Basketball

    The Middle School girls basketball played Sebastian Charter Junior High School on November 15. The girls played very hard but were defeated 10-22.

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)
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  • Middle School Girls Soccer

    The Middle School girl soccer team had their first game on November 15. The team was defeated 0-7 while playing against Orangewood Christian. However, they put in their best efforts and played strong!

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)
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  • Eighth Grade Students Travel to Montreal for Model United Nations

    Students Travel to Montreal for Model United Nations

    Keira Murphy
    Eighth grade and Upper School students who participate in Model United Nations traveled to Montreal, Canada to participate in an international conference. The students attending this year include:
    Cameron Katz, Caroline Zoltak, Carrington Brown, Chase Nelson, Christopher Powell, Elizabeth Andrews, Elizabeth Croom, Elliotte Kahler, Emmy Dichter, Farzaan Naeem, George Sowles, Grace Haller, Hunter Morgan, Isabella Cooper, Jasmine Nunez, John Sarbak, Zeo Zudans, Laurel Logemann, Lila Legler, Maeve Reicher, Savannah Maynard, Stiles Dichter, Susan Durand-Montanari, Thomas Baker, Tobias Tettamanti and Zayna Shaikh.


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    Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. Sixth and seventh grade students have an opportunity to participate in an entry-level Model UN club led by Mr. Mohr. He made an announcement about this in Chapel. He will follow up with more specific information in the very near future.


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  • Varsity Boys Soccer Dominates Opener Against Somerset Prep

    On 11/14/19, the boys varsity soccer team hosted its first game of the season in Pirate Stadium. The Pirates won 9-1 against Somerset College Prep Academy of Port Saint Lucie.

    Leading the Pirates on the field were Ashton Noe, Jack Zoltak, and Drew Sternberg.


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  • Eighth Grade Boys Basketball Crushes Season Opener

    The eighth grade boys basketball team held their season-opening game at home on 11/14/19 in the Wachter Activities Center. The Pirates walked away triumphant with a solid 35-10 win over Morningside Academy.

    All eight players contributed to the victory, but leading the charge was 
    Reed Sternberg who scored 16 of the team's points.


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  • Sixth Grade Boys Basketball Celebrates Season Opener with Triple Overtime Victory

    The sixth grade boys basketball team played their first game of the season in the Wachter Activities Center against Morningside Academy on 11/14/19. 

    After scoring only 9 points through 3 quarters, the Pirates battled back, scoring 11 points in the final quarter to force overtime. A thrilling game to the end, the boys continued to put forth a considerable team effort to defeat the Eagles 30-26 in triple overtime.


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  • MS Boys Soccer Nets Season Opening Win

    The middle school boys soccer team played their first game of the season on 11/14/19 at Pirates Stadium. Thanks to great effort and overall teamwork, the Pirates beat Master's Academy of Vero Beach 4-0.

    Scoring 2 goals apiece for the Pirates team were Marlon Dato-Slattery and Tristan RobertiJacob Emmons was on hand to provide 2 valuable assists. Goalies Ethan Ball and Nicholas Weise made several great saves to maintain the shut out.
     
     
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  • Dr. Monahan Citizen Science

    Dr. Monahan's TedX Speech Released

    MJ
    This week, Dr. Kerryane Monahan's TedX speech was released so those who missed the live presentation have an opportunity to learn more about Citizen Science. Set aside 15 minutes to
    learn more from this passionate teacher and then get outside and wonder while you wander.


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  • Mrs. Sternberg and Ms. Buckley love Soup Day!

    Everyone Loves Soup Bowl Day

    MJ (lk)
    The Parents Association would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude for all who made the annual Soup Bowl another memorable, wonderful day on campus. Special thanks to all of the volunteers who participated, to Flik for donating the soup for the lower school children and to everyone who joined in this day of fellowship. This year we're happy to announce that Saint Edward's School donated over $3,300 to the Samaritan Center to help our hungry neighbors.


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  • Food Drive 2019

    Food Drive 2019 Ends Monday 11/25

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    All food items must be turned into advocates by Monday morning! This is an opportunity for all Pirates of any age to contribute to local families in need. Make a difference this holiday season by donating non-perishable food items now through November 25. Students should bring their contributions to their homeroom teacher/advocates. The classes with 50 or more non-perishable food items will be awarded a relaxed dress day. The Annual Food Drive benefits the Food Bank of Indian River County.


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  • The percussion performance at last spring's instrumental concert

    Honor Band Students Announced

    PH (lk)
    Congratulations to the following students, who were named to the Four-County Honor Band this week. They will perform with other talented students from our area in January:

    7/8 Four County Honor Band
    Sebastian Fernandez, Bass Clarinet
    Sienna Mallon, Alto Saxophone
    Kieran Colgan, Tenor Saxophone
    Stone Colgan, Trumpet
     
    9/10 Four County Honor Band
    Wil Blackburn, Bass Clarinet
    Daniel Knight, Tenor Saxophone
     
    11/12 Four County Honor Band
    Zayna Shaikh, Flute
    Elise Mallon, Alto Saxophone
    Zion Atwater, Alto Saxophone
    Chris Powell, Trumpet
     
    Four County Honor Jazz Band
    Elise Mallon, Alto Saxophone
    Zion Atwater, Alto Saxophone
    Daniel Knight, Tenor Saxophone
    Addison Waddell, Drum Set
     
    All-State High School Honor Band
    Zayna Shaikh, Flute
     
    All-State Middle School Honor Band
    Stone Colgan, Trumpet
     

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  • Athletes pose with their friends

    Seven Student Athletes Commit to Colleges

    MJ (lk)
    On November 13, seven students out of 57 from the Class of 2019 committed to playing sports in college. Congratuations to the following students:

    Luke Jayne, LAX, Florida Tech
    Sam Cardosi, LAX, Florida Tech
    Ryan Niederpruem, Golf, McDaniel College
    Ryan Bird, LAX, Lees-McCrae College
    Raleigh Cooper, LAX, Sewanee, the University of the South
    Catalina Pratt, LAX, Queens University
    Kylie Oakes, Rowing, Stanford University


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  • SWOT Analysis in History Class

    SWOT Analysis in History Class

    Keira Murphy (lk)
    The eighth-grade history class, taught by Mr. Mohr, has been working on S.W.O.T. analyses for their chosen state. The students must create a creative presentation expressing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a certain state in the United States. In the photo, Jasmine Nunez exhibits the strengths of her state, Nevada. 

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)


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  • Angel Tree Information Coming Soon

    Update! All MS Angels Have Been Adopted

    Keira Murphy (lk)
    This year Saint Edward’s School has adopted over 150 children from Redlands Christian Migrant Preschool. 
     
    The Angel Tree program will run through Friday, December 13, 2019. The goal of the Angel Tree program is to get new toys and clothing into the hands of needy children during the holiday season. This is also a wonderful opportunity for our school to give back to the community and help less fortunate children. 
    Here is how it works:

    1.     Pick up an Angel from the Middle School office
    2.     Shop for present(s) for your Angel
    3.     Present WRAPPED angel gift(s) to Mrs. Klotter in the Middle School office so that she may check off your name.
    4.     Drop off your present under the tree in the Library.

    The deadline for bringing the Angel Tree gifts to school is by the morning of Friday, December 13th.  Please, BE SURE your Angel Tag is clearly visible and firmly attached to your wrapped gift(s).


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  • Varsity Boys Soccer Meeting on 11/18

    Varsity Boys Soccer Meeting on 11/18 for Parents & Athletes

    Varsity Boys Soccer Parents and Athletes,

    There will be a mandatory meeting for parents and athletes in room FA-113 in the Fine Arts Building on Monday, November 18, starting at 5:45 PM.  

    The coaches will be discussing many important matters for the winter soccer season, including gate sign-ups, team meals for home games, and snacks for away games. Coach Seye will also go over other important information regarding the playing season and asks that you please contact him if you are unable to attend.
     
    The varsity boys soccer coaches thank you in advance for your support and look forward to seeing you next Monday, November 18, at the meeting.


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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Takes on Lady Cobras for 1st Game of Season

    The varsity girls soccer team traveled to Fort Pierce Central High School in Fort Pierce on 11/13/19 for their first game of the season. Although they ultimately faced a tough 1-3 loss to the Lady Cobras, the Lady Pirates played with tremendous effort despite the windy and rainy conditions and managed to hold their own until the final minutes of the game.

    Eighth grader Kalani Wright scored the team's only goal, while senior Molly McGee secured the goal for the Lady Pirates with 8 saves.


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  • ALUMNI LEGACY BREAKFAST 2019

    Alumni Legacy Breakfast 2019

    Maria Segura (lk)
    At the beginning of the school year, Saint Edward’s School celebrated a record number of legacy children enrolled. With 106 legacy students attending our School this year, the Alumni Legacy Breakfast was truly a special celebration of making Saint Edward’s School a family tradition. Over 150 parents and students gathered along with faculty and staff to reminisce about their days at the School and how far we have come. The biggest challenge we had that morning was trying to fit everyone in the picture! Click here to see photos.
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  • Hola!

    Seventh Graders Connect with Argentina

    Pamela Mejia (lk)
    Students in Mrs. Mejia's classroom are connecting with students from Redemptoris Missio School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are using Flipgrid, a video sharing platform, to practice their language skills and learn about each other's culture. Students have been discussing topics such as school, their interests, extracurricular activities, families and favorite things to do around their city.  They have been talking since the beginning of October and will continue until the end of November (when our Argentinian friends go out for summer break). Students have enjoyed learning from each other and seeing how alike they are.  Fortnite, sports and Snapchat are common interests with both groups of students. This experience has allowed the SES students to build confidence in their speaking skills and to realize how much Spanish they already know!


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  • Success on the Road for Varsity Girls Weightlifting

    The varsity girls weightlifting team traveled to John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce on 11/12/19 for a dual meet. 

    Grace Rodriguez (8th grade) placed first at 101 for the Lady Pirates, going 6 for 6 and hitting personal record lifts of 65/65/130.

    Meagan Baker (8th grade) placed 1st in her weight class of 139, going 6 for 6 with lifts of 65/65/130.


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  • Varsity Girls Cross Country Travels to State Competition

    On 11/9/19, the Saint Edward's School varsity girls cross country team competed at the FHSAA State Championship meet for the first time in school history. The Lady Pirates traveled to Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee where they competed against other qualifying schools in the Class 1A race. Four out of the seven Saint Edward's racers ran their best time of the season, with three of those four setting a career-best.

    Leading the way for the Lady Pirates was Elise Mallon, who managed to finish with a time of 21:47. Sarah Wolf ran a personal record of 23:53, besting her time by five seconds.

    Coming in close behind were Ellie MacMullan and Savanna Ware, crossing the finish line together at 24:24. Both athletes achieved personal records in this race as well.

    Hailey Rhymes ran a season-best at 27:27, and Natalie Burgoon finished up her cross country career with a solid performance.


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  • Results from Varsity Swimming State Championship

    Varsity girls swimming athlete Alexandra Stern, 8th grade, traveled to the Sailfish Splash Water Park and Aquatics Center in Stuart on 11/9/19 to represent Saint Edward's School in the Class 1A Swimming State Championship.

    Stern placed 22nd in the 200-yard Freestyle, concluding the successful season with her best recorded time yet (2:00.86). She also finished 22nd in the 500-yard Freestyle (5:17.32).


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  • Accepting Non-Perishable Food for Annual Drive

    The Annual Food Drive benefits the Food Bank of Indian River County. This drive will be accepting donations through November 25th. Please bring any and all non-perishable food to advisor rooms to contribute to this worthy cause and help our neighbors in need.
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  • English Poem Reflects on a World Without Fish

    To prepare to read World Without Fish, sixth graders had a few minutes to jot down any thoughts about what a world without fish would look like. In that short time, Matthew Barrett wrote this poem:
     
    A world without fish.
    What would we do?
    Nothing to eat,
    Nothing to chew!
    What would we look at, down in the sea?
    Oh gosh, please tell me,
    What would we see?
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  • Stern Excels at State Swim Meet

    Congratulations to Alexandra Stern who finished 22nd out of 24 in the 200 Free and 22nd in the 500 Free. Alexandra posted a personal record in the 200 Free.
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  • ALUMNI HOLIDAY PARTY 2019

    Maria Segura
    This year’s annual Alumni Holiday Party will be Friday, December 20, 2019, at The Moorings Yacht and Country Club, where we celebrate the holidays with alumni, past and current faculty, as well as present the awards for this year's Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees and Distinguished Alumna. Invitations have been mailed and registration is available online. 
    ***Please send your current mailing address if you did not receive an invitation or have moved in the past six months to msegura@steds.org.
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  • CALL FOR CLASS NOTES

    Maria Segura
    Send us your news! We would love to hear what is going on with you. Recently engaged or married? New job or promotion? New baby or home? We want to know. Please send any news you would like to share and a photo to Maria Segura at msegura@steds.org.
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  • SES IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

    Maria Segura
    Earlier this year Saint Edward's School Alumni in the Washington, D.C., area gathered at Olivia restaurant, along with Head of School Mike Mersky, Bruce Wachter, Director of Development Kathy Savage and Alumni Coordinator Maria Segura, for our annual regional gathering.  It was a delightful evening full of wonderful stories and laughter. Click here to see photos.  

    If you have recently moved to the Washington, D.C. area or have changed locations, please email your new address to Maria Segura.
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  • 100%

    Class of 2025 Celebrates 100% Parent Participation

    Keira Murphy
    The parents of the Class of 2025 have generously participated in the Saint Edward's Fund at the 100% level for the past 7 years and yesterday the 7th-grade students enjoyed lunch and extra playtime outside in celebration of this amazing feat.

    The Saint Edward's Fund supports all the reasons you chose Saint Edward's School for your family, and we encourage all parents to participate.  The impact of the Fund on the people, programs, opportunities, and facilities is unmistakable.
     
    Make your gift today by visiting www.steds.org/giving and see the difference you can make.


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  • The 7th grade boys basketball team prepares for a game.

    Happening Now in the Middle School

    A day in the life of a Middle School student.

    The 7th-grade boys basketball team prepares for a game.






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  • Middle School Fall Athletic Awards

    The coaches for middle school fall athletic teams recognized their players at an assembly on 11/7/19. The middle school athletes were given a certificate of recognition for their participation.

    The following athletes also received coaches awards for their respective sports:

    Middle School Cross Country
    Luke Damiani
    Sienna Mallon
    AJ Munz
    Conor Powell

    Middle School Football
    Reed Sternberg

    7th Grade Volleyball
    Natalee Rogers
    Sommer Soderman

    8th Grade Volleyball
    Meagan Baker
    Kiley Donovan
    Elliotte Kahler

    All players are to be commended for an exceptional fall season.


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  • Lady Pirates Hold First Weightlifting Meet of Season

    The varsity girls weightlifting team hosted their first meet of the season in the Wachter Activities Center on 11/6/19 against Vero Beach High School.

    The final score was Saint Edward's School 10 and Vero Beach High School 66.

    Lifting at 101, Tyler Colgan (8th grade) benched 45, clean & jerked 45 for a total of 90lbs and 2nd place points.
     
    Also at 101, Grace Rodriguez 
    (8th grade) placed 1st while going 6 for 6 with best lifts of 55/55 for a total of 110lbs.

    Becca Hurley
     (7th grade) placed 3rd at 129. She went 6 for 6 with best lifts of 50/45 and a 95 lb total.

    Meagan Baker
     
    (8th grade) placed 3rd at 139, going 6 for 6 and hitting 50/50 for a 100lb total.


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  • Eighth Grade Swimmer Going to State Meet

    Eighth Grade Swimmer Going to State Meet

    Keira Murphy
    Eighth grade varsity swimmer, Alexandra Stern (back row in white t-shirt), has just recently qualified for the State Swim Meet in two events, the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard freestyle. Alexandra has been swimming since she was five and has loved every second of it. Alexandra comments “I swim every day after school, and it helps me all around in school and builds my character. My favorite swimming is long-distance swimming."
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  • Freedom from Chemical Dependency Survey

    Freedom from Chemical Dependency Survey

    Marie Campione (lk)
    During the week of November 11 all students in grades eight through twelve will participate in the Freedom from Chemical Dependency survey during advocacy and study hall. The survey lasts 30 minutes and will ask students about the extent of their substance use. All information is confidential and anonymous. FCD will analyze the results and give the school a report summarizing the findings. The Assist Team uses the information collected from students to design our prevention programming. Parents will be invited to a special presentation from an FCD representative in the spring to discuss the results and how we compare to other schools around the country. If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Borkovic, school counselor, at sborkovic@steds.org or 772-492-2218.


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  • MS Book Club Shares Ideas With Other Schools

    MS Book Club Shares Ideas With Other Schools

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    The Middle School Book Club is currently reading A Bridge Home by T. V. Padma. This novel captivates young readers through a thrilling tale of friendship, perseverance and survival. This week the book club made postcards to send to other schools reading the same book; this is part of the Global Read Aloud Program which encourages students to read more often and express their love of books. - Contributed by Grace Haller (8).


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  • New Faculty/Staff: Meet Rev. John Barrett – School Chaplain

    New Faculty/Staff: Meet Rev. John Barrett – School Chaplain

    Marie Campione
    Relocating from Midland, Texas and a current resident of Vero Beach, Rev. John Barrett comes with 15+ years’ experience as a Chaplain and English teacher. He is a husband of 23 years to Barbara Bell Barrett and parent of four boys, ages 21-10, one of whom, Matthew, will become a Pirate in the sixth grade. Fr. Barrett is a writer of odes and tributes and his approach to ministry includes character emphasis, high academic standards, leadership development focus and community building, to name a few. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from The University of the South (Sewanee), master’s in English Literature and master’s in Education in Administration/Supervision from Fordham University (New York) and master’s in Divinity from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (Pennsylvania). We welcome Rev. Barrett and his family to our Saint Edward’s community.


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  • No School Friday or Monday

    No School Friday or Monday

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    Friday, November 8 is a Faculty In-Service Day and there are no classes for students. School is closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Enjoy the long weekend!


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  • SUNDIAL SHARES: GRAVEYARD SHIFT by Jensen Manelski

    SUNDIAL SHARES: GRAVEYARD SHIFT by Jensen Manelski

    Marie Campione (lk)
    To read more spooky selections, check out the SUNDIAL HALLOWEEN COMPILATION 2019

    Graveyard Shift
    by Jensen Manelski 

    Humston has a legend as old as the dirt beneath it. 

    The legend lies in strange places, they’ll tell you; the alleyway next to the old movie theater, graffitied, grey foam stuffing bit out from its red-and-gold trim seats; the private school a little ways from 43rd, unkempt in its state of disuse, its second floor caving in just a bit too far for comfort; the forest in the Jacksons’ backyard, not that anyone could get there - the Jacksons’ haven’t been seen in town since ‘48, but they’ve got to be around, really, ‘cause the lights are still on at nighttime. They’ll tell you that the legend lies in the smoke coming from the chimney of the Inn, a bed-and-breakfast run by a mother and her daughter, two strange little women with the same hooked nose and the same pair of bifocals. They’ll tell you that the legend lies in sundown, in the game of kick-the-can you really shouldn’t be out playing this late, young lady. They’ll tell you that the legend lies right outside your door, but it won’t get you, just as long as you’re in bed having taken your syrup by nine o’clock sharp, and I mean on the money, kid - no playtime, we’ll be home by eleven. They’ll tell you, later, that it was never there at all, and you’ll believe them, ‘cause you’re thirteen now, and you don’t believe in boogeymen at thirteen, no sir, and just because you rush home on your silver bike after cheer practice doesn’t mean you do. You’ve cut the pink bell off of the handle because it’s an awful lot of noise for a silent street, not because the silence begins to scare you after dark. You’re cautious, that’s all. There are stranger things you have to be watching out for, lying in even stranger places. [click headline to read entire story].
     

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    Baseball Coaches Hosting Parent Meeting on 12/2


    Middle School and Upper School Pirate Parents:

    The baseball coaches will be conducting a parent meeting on Monday, December 2at 6:00 PM in room FA-113 in the Fine Arts Building. 

    All parents of athletes who are interested in participating in middle school or varsity baseball this spring are invited to attend this informational session.

    Please contact the Athletics department if you have any questions.


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  • Last Day for Soles 4 Souls

    The Saint Edward's School Cross County Team is excited to be partnering with the Soles 4 Souls non-profit organization by sponsoring a shoe drive. Our shoe drive will end tomorrow, November 7, 2019.

    Please bring your gently used shoes of any kind and drop them off at any of the three collection boxes located in the Upper School Library, the Middle School Office or the Lower School Office.

    Thank you for supporting our team's service project. If you would like to know more about this wonderful organization, go to https://soles4souls.org/our-impact.  It's amazing how a pair of shoes can change a life!
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  • Last Day for Soles 4 Souls

    The Saint Edward's School Cross County Team is excited to be partnering with the Soles 4 Souls non-profit organization by sponsoring a shoe drive. The last day of our shoe drive will be tomorrow, November 7, 2019.

    Please bring your gently used shoes of any kind and drop them off at any of the three collection boxes located in the Upper School Library, the Middle School Office or the Lower School Office.
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  • Lig Gig a Smashing Success

    Keira Murphy
    The annual Middle School Lid Gig is a great opportunity for older students to show off their creativity on Halloween. The competition is divided into five categories: scary, technology, creative, humorous and sports. We had a lot of great lids on display this year. Ava Steinfurth (7) won the Best In Show. [Click on the headline for more pictures].

    Many thanks to Katie Kutschinski for taking so many of the photos.
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  • MS Fall Athletic Assembly Tomorrow

    The Fall Middle School athletes will be celebrated tomorrow (Thursday, November 7) at 2:45 pm in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts. The sports include: volleyball, football, cross country, and swimming.
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  • MS News: A Beautiful Day for Fall Trips

    MS News: A Beautiful Day for Fall Trips

    Keira Murphy (lk)
    Last Friday, the entire Middle School went off campus to participate in challenging experiences at Circle F Dude Ranch and Bok Tower Garden, both in Lake Wales.
    The 7th and 8th grade students tackled the high ropes elements at Circle F while the 6th grade students had to overcome obstacles posed by the certified climbing tree at Bok Tower Garden.

    Please click on the headline for more photographs. Many thanks to the teacher chaperones for taking pictures.
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  • Varsity Swimming Regional Competition Results

    The varsity swimming team traveled to Lake Highland Prep in Orlando on 11/2/19 for the Class 1A Region 3 Swimming Meet.

    For the boys individual events, Alex Roberts swam excellent times in both the 200-yard Freestyle (2:21.39) as well as the 500-yard Freestyle (6:23.54).

    Overall, the girls team finished the meet in 14th place.The girls relay team consisting of Faith Mead, Alexandra Stern, Selma Memet, and Laurel Logemann showed a great improvement in their times from the district meet. The team's quick lane times helped them secure 13th place in the Medley Relay (27:17.12) and 16th place in the Freestyle Relay (2:01.00). 

    In the girls individual events, Faith Mead placed 7th in the 100-yard Freestyle (59.90), improving her time from districts. Mead also finished 16th in the 50-yard Freestyle (27.58).

    In the 500-yard freestyle, Alexandra Stern showed an impressive drop in time (5:15.94) from her district finish to place 2nd. Stern also captured 2nd place in the 200-yard Freestyle (2:01.26) and has qualified to compete the Class 1A State Championship meet in both events.


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  • Varsity Football Concludes Fall Season with a Win

    The varsity football team traveled to Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg on 11/1/19. The Pirates ended their last game of the season on a high note with a 41-0 victory. The football team finishes their 2019 fall season with a 7-4 record.


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  • Velma and Daphne

    Cutest Day on Campus: Halloween 2019

    MJ (lk)
    After a week of carving pumpkins with dads, everyone on campus was ready to celebrate Halloween in style. It's arguably the cutest day on campus so far, and even Mr. Mersky got tricked! Click for an album of highlights.
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  • 2019 Varsity Girls Cross Country Team

    Girls Varsity Cross Country Running for Tally

    MJ
    The varsity girls cross country team scored a big win this week at the regional competition in Fort Lauderdale. Led by senior Elise Mallon, the girls secured a spot at the State-level competition in Tallahassee next week. The varsity boys had a great season as well, and we will all be cheering them on from afar. Congratulations!
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  • Peace & Love From Second Grade

    Katie Newman and Gail Volyes (lk)
    Second grade teachers Katie Newman and Gail Voyles spread peace and love as they marched with their students in the 2019 Saint Edward's Halloween Parade.
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  • Parents can learn more about risky teen behaviors

    Teens and Vaping Forum for Parents

    MJ (lk)
    Parents, the Substance Awareness Center of Indian River County is offering a number of opportunities to learn more about the danger of vaping and other risky teen behaviors. Vaping specifically started as a trend and has now been declared a national epidemic by the U.S. Surgeon General. There are two opportunities to learn more:
    Click on the links to learn more. The Substance Awareness Center can be reached at safir@sacirc.org for more information.


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  • October

    A Note from the School Nurse

    6th Grade Annual Vision and Hearing Screening
    Wed. Nov. 13 from 1:15 to 3:15 in Lower School
     
    Students who wear glasses or contact lens are asked to have them for the vision portion of the screening.
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  • Varsity Cross Country Competes in Regional Tournament

    The boys and girls varsity cross country team traveled to Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek to compete in the  FHSAA 1A Regional 4 Tournament hosted by Pine Crest School on 10/30/19.

    The Lady Pirates placed an impressive 5th overall out of 16 teams and will advance to the state championship meet for the first time in school history. Senior Elise Mallon ran an incredible race and paced the Pirates, finishing 8th out of 111 runners. The girls team also received strong performances from Sarah Wolf (35th place), Savanna Ware (37th place), Bridget Nelson (38th place), and Ellie MacMullan (42nd place). 
     
    Showing steadfast determination on the course, the Pirates finished their race in a commendable 10th place out of 18 teams. The boys team was led by Liam Kavolius (32nd place), Oscar Lindethal (37th place), Mac Carnell (42nd place), Christopher Schulze (50th place), and William Munz (56th place). The boys were less than 20 points away from advancing to the state meet.

     
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  • A Note from Mrs. Murphy about Progress Reports

    Dear Parents and Students,

    The second set of progress reports will be published late next week and I want to take this opportunity, again, 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 have to prepare their progress reports by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019. That is when Mrs. Klotter will import 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. Both Mrs. Klotter and I read all of the reports and, if we have any questions, we ask the teachers 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.

    The Middle School faculty and I spoke at length about progress reports prior to school starting this year. We all want to streamline the process. Therefore, you may notice that teachers are writing less during progress reports across the board. But you should also notice that teachers are commenting more on individual assignments and assessments. Since you have 24/7 access to your child’s online grade book, the most relevant comments are made at the time the assignment or assessment was graded. 

    We encourage you to contact a teacher at any time throughout the year to schedule an appointment 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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  • 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.
     
    Likewise, a student will not be eligible to participate if he or she leaves campus during School hours unless the student has a doctor’s appointment and brings in a note from the doctor to the Dean of Students prior to any game, practice or activity. Students who cannot participate are still expected to attend practice and/or game.
     
    Also, please note that students who did not attend school, or left school early and did not return may not return that afternoon or evening to spectate at any game, practice or participate in any school-sponsored activity. When excused early from class (early dismissal) for an away game, students are responsible for class assignments, notes, etc. that are missed. (Please note that the lateness policy, in its entirety, applies to ALL extracurricular activities, including Theater, Chorus, Band, MUN, Mu Alpha Theta, etc.)
     
    At the discretion of the coach, student -athletes, at any level, who have not attended practice or whose effort in practice is detrimental to the team dynamic will receive reduced or no playing time.
     
    Also, if the student is not able to participate in a Physical Education class during the normal school day, then that student will not be allowed to participate in an inter-scholastic athletic contest that same day. It is the expectation of Saint Edward’s School that each student ­athlete will attend all practices and games. 
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  • View from a Middle School Student

    As fall sports fade away, winter sports have just begun to start up. Middle school students have the choice to either play basketball or soccer. Girls may also participate in weightlifting. In the first weeks of practice, the teams work on their fundamental skills and get to know their teammates. Eighth-grade soccer player, Abigail Sylvia, comments, “I think this is going to be a great season because we have a great group of girls and lots of potential.” Good luck to all of the middle school Pirates on the basketball and soccer and weightlifting teams! 
     
     
     
     
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  • Varsity Swimming Strong Contenders at Districts

    The varsity boys and girls swim teams traveled to Lake Placid High School in Lake Placid on 10/26/19 for the district tournament. Both teams walked away with a 5th place overall finish. Competing alongside Saint Edward's School at the meet were The Benjamin School, John Carroll Catholic High School, Jupiter Christian School, Lake Placid High School, The Pine School, and Somerset Preparatory Academy. 

    For the boys team, Jozef Wolef finished 4th place in the 200-yard individual medley (2:54.16) and 5th place in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:24.35). Ben Evans (1:20.21), Ray Taft (1:20.39), and James Hollinger (1:25.09) completed the 100-yard freestyle with excellent times. Christopher Powell had an impressive showing with his 7th place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (2:29.03).

    Swift finishes in the boys 200-yard freestyle (2:18.05) and 500-yard freestyle (6:21.58) have qualified Alex Roberts to move on to regionals.

    For the Lady Pirates, Alexandra Stern won two district events by placing 1st in both the 200-yard freestyle (2:02.28) and 500-yard freestyle (5:19.47) and has qualified to move on to regionals in those events. Also qualifying for the regionals is Faith Mead, who finished 2nd in the 100-yard freestyle (1:00.48) and 3rd in the 50-yard freestyle (27.87).

    Qualifying to move on the regionals with their 4th place win in the 200-yard freestyle relay and 5th place finish in the 200-yard medley relay are Stern, Mead, Laurel Logemann, and Selma Memet.


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  • Class of 2025 Celebrates 100% Parent Participation

    The current 7th grade, the Class of 2025, will enjoy a picnic lunch and a few hours of outdoor fun on Wednesday, November 6th in recognition of their long streak of 100% parent participation in the Saint Edward's Fund. We encourage all parents to participate in the Saint Edward's Fund at whatever level they can. The Saint Edward's Fund supports all the reasons you chose Saint Edward's School for your family. The impact of the people, programs, opportunities, and facilities is unmistakable.
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  • Lid Gig is October 31

    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 Thursday, October 31th and also enjoy a fun and playful judging of the lids during period 5 from 11:20-11:57 in the Waxlax. Students should create an original hat that represents one of the following four themes: sports ~ technology ~ humorous ~ scary. A regular cap or hat may be used as the base, but otherwise the lid should be an original creation. No other clothing or costume items may be worn. Parents are welcome to attend the showing in the Waxlax.
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  • Lid Gig is Tomorrow!

    It’s time for our students to create the perfect topper. The Middle School annual Lid Gig is tomorrow! 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 Thursday, October 31th and also enjoy a fun and playful judging of the lids during period 5 from 11:20-11:57 in the Waxlax. Students should create an original hat that represents one of the following four themes: sports ~ technology ~ humorous ~ scary. A regular cap or hat may be used as the base, but otherwise the lid should be an original creation. No other clothing or costume items may be worn. Parents are welcome to attend the showing in the Waxlax.
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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 Fall Outings are Friday

    Parents,
    Friday, November 1st, is the date for our Middle School fall outings. The day will be filled with exciting activities which have been specifically selected for each grade level and are progressive in nature. These trips are designed to incorporate team building, personal challenges, communication development and class bonding in a fun, memorable fashion. You will receive an email with waiver form information in the near future. In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the trip information listed below. 
     
    6th Grade Fall Outing Details
    • November 1st (Friday)
    • 8:00am depart (back bus loop) and 5:30pm return (back bus loop)
    • Activities at Bok Gardens and facilitated by Pathfinder Outdoor Education
    • Bring a lunch, drink and water bottle (additional snacks are optional) *There will be no eating on the bus.
    • Required clothing: closed athletic shoes, class shirt, shorts at least mid-thigh or long pants that offer plenty of movement (a hat and sunscreen are highly recommended)
    • Phones will be collected and returned to students on the return trip when we are nearing school. 
     
    7th and 8th Grade Fall Outing Details
    • November 1st (Friday)
    • 8:00am depart (back bus loop) and 6:30pm return (back bus loop)
    • Circle F Dude Ranch, Lake Wales, FL  
    • Bring a lunch, drink and water bottle (additional snacks are optional) *There will be no eating on the bus.
    • Required clothing: closed athletic shoes, class shirt, shorts at least mid-thigh or long pants that offer plenty of movement *swim suit and towel (a hat and sunscreen are highly recommended)
    • Phones will be collected and returned to students on the return trip when we are nearing school. 
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  • Middle School Fall Outings are Friday

    Parents,
    Friday, November 1st, is the date for our Middle School fall outings. The day will be filled with exciting activities which have been specifically selected for each grade level and are progressive in nature. These trips are designed to incorporate team building, personal challenges, communication development and class bonding in a fun, memorable fashion. You will receive an email with waiver form information in the near future. In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the trip information listed below. 
     
    6th Grade Fall Outing Details
    • November 1st (Friday)
    • 8:00am depart (back bus loop) and 5:30pm return (back bus loop)
    • Activities at Bok Gardens and facilitated by Pathfinder Outdoor Education
    • Bring a lunch, drink and water bottle (additional snacks are optional) *There will be no eating on the bus.
    • Required clothing: closed athletic shoes, class shirt, shorts at least mid-thigh or long pants that offer plenty of movement (a hat and sunscreen are highly recommended)
    • Phones will be collected and returned to students on the return trip when we are nearing school. 
     
    7th and 8th Grade Fall Outing Details
    • November 1st (Friday)
    • 8:00am depart (back bus loop) and 6:30pm return (back bus loop)
    • Circle F Dude Ranch, Lake Wales, FL  
    • Bring a lunch, drink and water bottle (additional snacks are optional) *There will be no eating on the bus.
    • Required clothing: closed athletic shoes, class shirt, shorts at least mid-thigh or long pants that offer plenty of movement. A hat and sunscreen are highly recommended.
    • Phones will be collected and returned to students on the return trip when we are nearing school. 
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  • MS 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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  • Students Create Websites for School in Nepal

    Seventh grade English students have recently completed a unit of study around the book Peak. Peak is a 2007 young adult fiction novel by Roland Smith. Portrayed in the novel are the physical and emotional challenges that face a fourteen-year-old as he climbs Mount Everest as well as tall buildings in New York City after moving from Wyoming. Peak won the 2007 National Outdoor Book Award. (Wikipedia)

    Mrs. Durand has been in communication with Maggie Doyne, the founder of Kopila Valley School in Nepal and our students were assigned to create a website based on this school. Their collaboration produced impressive professional-looking and informative sites that can be viewed at the below links.

     
     
     
     
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  • View From A Middle School Student

    The school play, The Sound of Music, was a huge success over the weekend. Congratulations to all the middle schools who participated in it: Lily Artigas, Victoria Delillo, Molly Rummel, Emily Leonard, Emma Kruntorad, Savannah Brown, Findlay Beckwith, Owen Miller, Addison Logemann, Matthew Barrett, and Becca Hurley. Findlay Beckwith a 6th grader who played Brigitta, the third youngest Von Trapp child, commented "Over the course of the time we were together, we grew like a family, we did everything with each other. We have grown much closer over this wonderful experience.” 

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)
     
    Please click on the headline for more pictures.
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  • Girls varsity golfers help raise money for Habitat for Humanity Scholarship programs. L-R: Kiran Arain, Catherine Caldwell, Maria Searcy, Kylee Durrell, Katie Croom

    Pirates in the Community: We Golf Fore Habitat

    SC (lk)
    Five members of the Saint Edward’s girls golf team, Kiran Arain, Catherine Caldwell, Maria Searcy, Kylee Durrell, Katie Croom, participated in the Habitat for Humanity ”We Golf Fore Habitat” fundraiser. This event raises money for their scholarship program. The event was sold out and took place at Big Shots. Sheryl Vittitoe, the President of Habitat, specifically thanked our team for their participation. 


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  • Poinsettia Fundraiser

    Last Chance for Holiday Glam

    MJ (lk)
    The Poinsettia link will close at noon on Monday, November 25th. Don't miss this opportunity to be instantly holiday gorgeous in your home during the very short window between Thanksgiving and Christmas! This year, proceeds will go to support the Guardian Ad Litem program, which is a powerful and effective voice advocating for the best interests of Vero's abused, abandoned and neglected children.

    The plants are offered in two sizes (1 gallon and 3 gallons) and in white or red. Cost is $10 for the small plant and $30 for the large. These are superior in quality to those found at discount stores, and your contribution goes to helping children in need. 

    The sale starts November 1 and will continue through November 25. Plants will be available for pick up in Oglethorpe Hall on December 4-6. Click  to get gorgeous for the holidays!


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  • MUN Delegates Attend WAC Speaker Series in Palm Beach

    MUN Delegates Attend WAC Speaker Series in Palm Beach

    Marie Campione (lk)
    MUN delegates attended the World Affairs Council (WAC) Distinguished Speaker Series Program on Tuesday, October 22 in Palm Beach, Florida. They thoroughly enjoyed the program presented by Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne and look forward to the next conference on November 12, when they will hear Douglas L. Loverro talk about space policy.

    From George Sowles, '21
    The World Affairs Council of Palm Beach is always providing insightful, topical presentations on global affairs. This past Tuesday, Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne gave an engaging talk on U.S. / Mexico relations. Ambassador Wayne is a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Co-Chair of the Mexico Institute’s Board as well as a board member of the American Academy of Diplomacy. [click the headline to read the full story]
     
     
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  • Seventh Graders Make Personal Coat of Arms

    Seventh Graders Make Personal Coat of Arms

    Rikki Bischoff (lk)
    From MS faculty Rikki Bischoff: Before finishing our unit on Feudalism, the seventh graders created their own personal coat of arms. Coat of arms were historically used by knights in battle during the Middle Ages and continued to represent notable families and clans. While learning about their own family shields and researching heraldic symbols in history, the students created a more personal shield, including colors, symbols and a personal motto. This was a more personal project and required the students to take a closer look at what characteristics represent them while researching the historical meaning of each symbol. They had a lot of fun presenting and sharing their shields with the class!


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  • The Sound of Music Attracts Record Crowds

    The Sound of Music Attracts Record Crowds

    Marie Campione (lk)
    The cast and crew earned a well-deserved standing ovation for their fall production, The Sound of Music. The show attracted record crowds and boasted a talented team comprised of students, veteran and new, in addition to the dedicated theater department staff. Congratulations to everyone involved. The SES and Vero community are eagerly looking forward to the spring production! #PiratePride
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  • AP Art Students make the world a little brighter

    Abaco Relief: SES Update

    MJ (lk)
    In September, Saint Edward's School hosted a dress down day as a fundraiser for our neighbors in the Abacos. The generosity of our community brought in over $6,000 in aid money. Portions of the proceeds went to purchasing a shipping container that will be filled with supplies and put on a barge bound for Hope Town. The rest of the funds went toward supplies that are urgently needed for rebuilding. 

    Two of our senior AP art students spent last Sunday painting the container so residents will feel a little "SES love." Thank you to Catalina Pratt and Lucy Bergstrom, whose vision became reality in over 9 hours on a hot weekend day. Check out this video that shows the container coming to life.

    Our first shipment went out last night, and former Pirate parent Chris McGuire posted this message on our FB page:  "Thank you Saint Edward's School for your generous donation for Abaco Relief. Today we were able to send requested supplies (storage containers, mold remediation kits, hardware, roofing supplies, etc.) to Global Empowerment Mission for delivery to the Abacos later this week. Your donation really made a difference, thank you."

    Thanks to all the Pirates who supported this mission. 


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  • Kate, Molly and Lucy poses near the new entrance of the Children's Garden.

    Entrepreneurship Class Tours McKee Gardens

    Greg Zugrave (lk)
    Mr. Zugrave's Entreprenuership class toured McKee Gardens in advance of the opening of the brand new Children's Garden. The class toured the facility and met with Executive Director Christine Hobart to discuss the history of McKee Gardens and also the Children's Garden. Although still not completely done, the class is aiding the Gardens in developing programming ideas related to the opening of this new two-acre area of McKee.


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  • Soup Bowl Volunteers Needed

    Soup Bowl Volunteers Needed

    (lk)
    Dear Parents, please help! We are about 25 soups short! Sign up below! Don’t miss out on one of the BEST days at Saint Edward’s School!  On Thursday, November 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saint Edwards School is participating in the county-wide Soup Bowl. Donations to this event benefit the local homeless shelter, The Samaritan Center.  We need parent volunteers to make and serve soup to the middle school and upper school students. The students will donate money to the Samaritan Center and enjoy soup for lunch.
     
    When: Thursday, November 7 from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Wachter Activities Center, Saint Edwards School
     
    For middle school and upper school parents, you may drop off your crockpot of soup in the morning from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. in front of the fountain at the Benedict Library. You may also bring in your soup at 11:30 a.m. if that works better for you. We will have carts to transport your soup.  The crockpots will be plugged in and set on “warm” in the Wachter Activities Center.  Please return at 11:50 to serve it.  Don’t forget your ladle!  If you are unable to serve but love to cook and want to provide a crockpot of soup, please do! Just let us know so we can add you to the crockpot count. Your help will be greatly appreciated!  
     
    Please sign up on iVolunteer. http://ses.ivolunteer.com or email vanessavozza@hotmail.com or alidavalos@gmail.com.
    Thank you to all of you that have already volunteered!


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  • Pirates enjoying the new chuck wagon

    Who's Hungry? LS Playground Chuckwagon is Open for Business!

    MJ (lk)
    Thanks to a generous donation, the LS students now have a chuck wagon on the playground. It was the hottest attraction during recess this morning, but last night Lily Wright and Bryson Brown from the late day crew were kind enough to deliver an afternoon "snack" to Mr. "Science" Rogers after MS football practice.


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  • Varsity Cross Country Advances to Regionals

    On 10/24/19, the varsity cross country team traveled to the district tournament being held at the Pine School in Hobe Sound. The Pirates faired exceptionally well at the meet, with both the girls and boys teams having successfully qualified to move on to the regional tournament.

    The Lady Pirates came in 5th place out of 11 teams. They were paced by Elise Mallon (22:48), who finished 5th overall. Sarah Wolf (26:24), Savanna Ware (26:41), Ellie MacMullan (27:23) and Bridget Nelson (27:52) aided the Lady Pirates in their victory.

    The boys team finished in an impressive 3rd place of 14 teams in the district. Mac Carnell (20:48) led the Pirates and finished 16th out of 119 runners. Liam Kavolius (20:53), Oscar Lindenthal (21:07), Christopher Schulze (21:34), William Munz (21:37) and Sam Thomas (21:50) rounded out the top six for the Pirates.



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  • Athletes for the Month of September

    Our Athletes of the Month for September are sophomore Alexa Soderman, juniors Sarah Wolf and Brennan Wolfe, and senior Mac Carnell. Please click on the headline above to read more about each player.


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  • Varsity Golf Regional Tournament Results

    Representing the boys varsity golf team, Adam Rogers traveled on 10/21/19 to the Regional Tournament being held at Eagle Trace Country Club. In an excellent showing, Rogers placed 54th in the competition.


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  • Choral Concert Thursday Night

    We hope to see everyone at the Fall Choral Concert tomorrow night.

    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    Evening Performance
    6:30 PM - All Students report to the Choir Room
    7:00 PM - Concert
    8:15 - Concert Finished
     
    Concert Attire:
    Middle School - Blue St. Ed's PoloKhaki Skirt (Girls) or Khaki Pants with Belt (Boys), Shoes
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  • Halloween Membean Poem

    Halloween

    It was Friday the thirteenth
    The night of Halloween
    A boy went for a stroll
    The next day there was a zombie with the same soul

    Screaming was heard near bedtime
    The entity was said to secret some type of slime  
    Themonsters hands teemed with blood, 
    lethalweapons scattered around him in the mud

    He grabbed the boy,
    Without making a noise
    He bit him and now he’s dead
    Well, not truly dead, he just bled and bled

    Now he is a zombie
    Coming to find your body
    So go hide from the unsightly, scary zombie
    Before you are identified

    By Addie Logemann, 7th grade
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  • Winter Sports Begin Monday, October 28th

    The Middle School winter sports (basketball and soccer) begin on Monday 10/28.  The following are the coaches and contact information.
     
    6th grade boy’s basketball
    Rich Schofield rschofield@steds.org
     
    7th grade boy’s basketball
    Jon Scruggs  Jes6307@yahoo.com
     
    8th grade boy’s basketball
    Chad Miller cmiller@steds.org
     
    7th/8th grade girl’s basketball
    Alonzo Phillips alonzomusic772@gmail.com
     
    MS boy’s soccer
     
    MS Girl’s soccer
    Jeff Lamscha jlamscha@steds.org
     
    Practices will be every day from 4:00-5:30 unless notified of a change.  Schedules for each team are on the web. Please be mindful of the attendance policy and how it affects athletic participation.
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  • Varsity Football Emerges Victorious on Road

    For their final regular-season game, the varsity football team traveled to Four Corners Upper School in Davenport on 10/18/19. The Pirates outlasted their opponents in a defensive struggle that ended in a 3-0 victory.

    Senior Connor Jones made a 25 yard field goal to bring home the win for the Pirates.


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  • Bischoff Takes on Chicago Marathon and Helps St. Judes

    Bischoff Takes on Chicago Marathon and Helps St. Judes

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Look who made headlines! Congratulations to MS Teacher Rikki Bischoff for completing the goal of running the Chicago Marathon and raising money to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Rikki started training for the marathon in February and was able to raise $3,700 for St. Jude's. Way to go, Rikki!   #PiratePride  #HowSESConnects


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  • Amira and Savanna

    Dystopian Breakout

    Kelly Fykes (lk)
    From MS/US English teacher Kelly Fykes: To kick off our next novel unit, the sophomores participated in a Dystopian Breakout. They had to search for clues and solve brainteasers about the characteristics of a dystopian novel. Winners were Kira Manelski and Ellie MacMullan who broke out in under twenty minutes!  #HowSESLearns


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  • Jaylen counts his birds

    Kindergarten Classes Goes Birding

    MJ (lk)
    Some of our smallest Pirates took to the water with Captain Will Stribling at the helm and Mrs. Given and Mrs. Kulczyicki guiding the way. Their task was to identify and count as many birds as possible in an hour-long tour of the lagoon on the pontoon boat. They contained their excitement expertly so as not to scare the birds, and the pelicans, osprey, herons and egrets put on a great show. Click for an album of non-stop cuteness.


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  • TEDxVero Featuring SES Faculty

    TEDxVero Featuring SES Faculty

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Our very own US faculty members Louise Kennedy and Kerryane Monahan are presenting at TEDxVero on Saturday, October 19.  In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, the popular talk conference TED created a program called TEDx, which includes local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At the TEDxVero event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. Louise is presenting a talk called “Empathy & Education” .  Kerryane's talk is titled “Citizen Science” . #PiratePride

    Tickets can be purchased online. The website says they do not plan to sell tickets at the door.


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  • SES Race Team Takes on Frightening 4K

    SES Race Team Takes on Frightening 4K

    Marie Campione (lk)
    From Coach Zugrave: Saturday evening October 19 at 6:30 p.m. the Saint Edward's race team will look to continue it's winning ways in the Run Vero Race Series. Fresh off a victory at the Twilight Two Mile, the team will be in action on Saturday evening in the Frightening 4K which begins at the Brackett Library at 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach. All ages, walkers and runners, ghosts and ghouls are welcome to join this winning squad with or without your favorite running costume!  #HowSESConnects


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  • Middle school cross country MCAC Final

    MS Cross Country Outraces Competition in MCAC Final

    The middle school cross country team competed in the Mid-Coast Athletic Conference Final held at Master's Academy of Vero Beach on 10/15/19. Competing alongside Saint Edward's School in this finals race were Master's Academy of Vero Beach and The Pine School.

    The Lady Pirates outstanding finishes allowed them to capture 2nd place overall honors for this meet. A quick pace helped Sienna Mallon clinch a 1st place individual finish, and an excellent time by Dhanika Perez helped her achieve a 3rd place victory.

    Outpacing their competition allowed the Pirates to seize 1st place overall victory by 3 points. An impressive run by Luke Damiani led to his 1st place individual finish. Thanks to their excellent times, rounding out the Top 10 individual finishers were Reid Durham (4th place), Conor Powell (5th place), AJ Munz (6th place), and Sebastian Fernandez (10th place).

    Congratulations to the middle school cross country team for an excellent season!

    (Please click on headline for more photos)


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  • Bowling Social Fun

    The annual Middle School Bowling Social took place today at Strike Zone in Sebastian. Our students were able to bowl, and play laser tag and video games, all while building comradery with their friends. A great time was had by all.

    Click on the headline for more pictures. There are also bowling social pictures in the "Happening Now in the Middle School" section.
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  • Congratulations to MS Cross Country Champion

    Luke Damiani, 8th grade, is now the reigning Middle School Cross Country Champion.
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  • Lady Pirates Dominate in District Quarter-Finals

    Varsity Volleyball competed in the volleyball district quarter-finals held at home on 10/15/19. The Lady Pirates defeated Master's Academy of Vero Beach in 3 exciting sets:  25-22, 25-19, 25-16.

    Molly McGee led the team with 18 assists, while Zion Atwater earned 4 blocks. Alexa Soderman accumulated 4 aces, 8 digs, and 20 kills.


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  • Varsity Boys Golf Competes in District Tournament

    Saint Edward's School hosted the varsity boys golf district semi-finals on 10/14/19 at Bent Pine Golf Club in Vero Beach. The Pirates finished the district tournament in 6th place, shooting a team score of 335.

    Adam Rogers had a stand-out performance, shooting 76. He has qualified to advance to the upcoming regional tournament. 


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  • Varsity Football Triumphs on Senior Night

    The varsity football team celebrated their Senior Night on 10/14/19 by hosting Merritt Island Christian School. The Pirates beat the Cougars to advance to a 4-3 record for the year.


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  • Varsity Swimmer Breaks Lake Placid Pool Record

    Varsity Swimming competed in the Heartland Invitational on 10/12/19 hosted by Lake Placid High School in Lake Placid. Both the boys and girls team each placed 6th overall in the competition.

    For the Lady Pirates, 8th grader Alexandra Stern placed 1st in both the 200-meter freestyle and the 500-meter freestyle. For the 500-meter freestyle, Stern clocked in 31 seconds faster than the winner of the boys 500 Freestyle, resulting in Stern breaking the previously set pool record at Lake Placid. 
    Freshman Faith Mead also had a notable 6th place in the 50-meter freestyle.
     
     
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  • JV Volleyball Concludes Season with Win

    JV Volleyball competed at home against Odyssey Charter School on 10/11/19. The Lady Pirates ended their season on a high note, beating their opponents in 2 sets:  25-9, 25-20.

    Sidney Rohm with 13 aces, Rosie Baker with 7 aces and 2 kills, and Ivy Yang with 4 aces and 2 kills.

    JV Volleyball has completed their season with an impressive record of 11-5. 


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  • MS Cross Country Holds Final Home Meet

    The middle school cross country team hosted their final home meet of the season on 10/8/19. Competing in the event with Saint Edward's School were Imagine South Vero, Sebastian River Middle School, Sebastian Charter Junior High School, Storm Grove Middle School, and Oslo Middle School.

    For the girls team, Sienna Mallon achieved 2nd place overall. Dhanika Perez placed 12th place, and Bella Jazarevic was not far behind in 13th place.

    The boys team accomplished a 3rd place overall finish for the evening. Luke Damiani finished an impressive 1st place overall for the boy's race, while Conor Powell crossed the line in 8th place. Also in the top 4 finishers for the Pirates were AJ Munz and Sebastian Fernandez.
     
     
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  • Undefeated 8th Grade Volleyball Team Clinches MCAC Final

    On 10/10/19, the 8th grade middle school volleyball team competed in the Mid-Coast Athletic Conference Final, hosted by Saint Edward's School. The Lady Pirates faced Master's Academy of Vero Beach and walked away victorious in 2 sets:  25-17, 25-22.

    Congratulations to our Lady Pirates as they end their season undefeated with a 9-0 record!


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  • Connect with others in the SES Library

    #TEENtober in the Library

    Stephany Cooksey
    In conjunction with the Young Adult Library Services Association, the Peter B.Benedict Library is celebrating TEENtober - What will you discover at the Library?  The SES Library seeks to engage, serve and empower all teens through Learning, Community, Leadership, Creativity, and Digital Citizenship.  Click the headline to see a photo album featuring skills enriched in the Library.
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  • 2019-2020 Directory

    Parent Student Directory

    Morgan Smith
    Directories were sent home with the youngest child in each family! Please be on the lookout for your copy to arrive.
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  • Saint Edward's School Athletics Department Announcement

    Varsity Volleyball District Tournament Begins 10/14

    Beginning on Monday, October 14, the district championship games for varsity volleyball will be held at 6:00 PM in the Upper School Gym. Saint Edward's School will play against Master's Academy of Vero Beach, and the winner will continue on to the semi-finals on Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 PM.

    Per FHSAA rules, all adults attending the game will be charged $6 admission at the door. 

    We invite everyone to come cheer on your Lady Pirates to victory!


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  • JV Volleyball Serves Up Win Against Lady Cougars

    The junior varsity volleyball team played Merritt Island Christian School at home on 10/8/19. The Lady Pirates won the match-up in 2 riveting sets: 25-18, 27-25.

    Rosie Baker with 6 kills, 1 block and 2 digs; 
    Sidney Rohm with 2 aces and 2 kills; Jayla Brown with 4 kills; Ivy Yang with 2 aces, 2 kills and 2 digs; and Taylor Wolfe with 2 aces, 1 kill and 5 assists.


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  • Varsity Golf Plays Last Home Match of Season

    The varsity boys golf team competed in their last home match at Bent Pine Golf Club on 10/8/19. The Pirates lost to Benjamin Upper School: 326-291.

    A strong pair of 79s were shot by Aidan Heaney and Adam Rogers. Jack Kincus also marked his career-best with an 18 hole score.


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  • Class Trip Waivers

    Both parents and student must complete the school waivers in order for your child to attend the class trip. The waiver forms are located on your MY STEDS page in a banner at the top of the page. If you are having difficulty completing these forms please contact Angie Stalquist  astalquist@steds.org 
    or 772-492-2365
     
    Additional forms which must also be completed as soon as possible:
    • 6th grade Pathfinder electronic form which was included in an email from Mrs. Fojtik
    • 7th and 8th grade Circle F hard copy form which was sent home with your child
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    FCD Parent Q&A

    Samantha Borkovic
    Freedom from Chemical Dependency Organization is hosting two free parent question & answer sessions.
    There's no manual for raising a healthy kid. Parents receive plenty of conflicting information from a variety of sources. As a result, you or the parents around you may have a lot of questions about how to help teens live safe, healthy, rewarding lives, without unhealthy alcohol and other drug risks. And of course, parents are busy and short on time!
     
    Please join FCD Prevention Works for one (or both!) of two quick parent Q&A webinars. Here is the registration link. An FCD Prevention Specialist will answer your questions about substance use prevention from a health perspective.
     
    Some topics we may cover during these live, online sessions include:
    • Where do the main pressures on kids to use drugs come from?
    • What is vaping and JUULing? How can I keep my kids away from it?
    • How much impact do parent attitudes and modeling have on teen use?
    • What dangers does marijuana pose to my child?
    The Assist Team partners with FCD to implement early intervention and educational prevention resources for students. 
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  • One of the winners

    Mohr Pitches Golf

    MJ
    The entire Mohr family visited the LS Assembly this morning to talk to students about the fun benefits of being on the Varsity golf team. He started the presentation with an enthusiastic audience who was tasked with answering golf trivia. When students realized the prize for each correct answer was a golf ball with the SES athletic flag on it, the competition got very intense! The best part of the presentation was when Mr. Mohr introduced the best foursome in Vero -- Mrs. Mohr, big sister Taylor and baby Carter.
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  • Inaugural group of National Spanish Honor Society students.

    Students Inducted into Inaugural National Spanish Society

    MJ
    The Upper School's top Spanish students gathered with their families this week for the first group to be inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society. Members of this group must show a proficiency for the language, must write an essay about the importance of being multi-lingual, and must commit to local and international service projects. In addition, some students were presented with the Global Seal of Biliteracy. Congratulations to all of the following students for this accomplishment: Mei Bao, Neenah Brown, Avery Critchfield, Katie Croom, Emma Fini, Izzy Jennings, Cameron Katz, Jack Kincus, Oscar Lindenthal, Jensen Manelski, Kira Manelski, Michael Mangieri, Clara Martin,
    Abby McGee, Farzaan Naeem, Bridget Nelson, Eddie Pines, Cristina Pines, Christopher Powell,
    John Sarbak, Zayna Shaikh, Lily Strauss, Ashby Taylor, Alejandro Wang, Savanna Ware, and Ivy Yang.
    Global Seal Of Biliteracy Recipients
    Gold:  Oscar Henriquez, Toby Tettamanti, Clara Martin
    Silver: Edgar Chavez, Michael Mangieri, Bridget Nelson, Cristina Pines, Ashby Taylor, Fiona Zimmerman
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  • Assist Team and FCD Notification

    Dear Middle School Families,

    Middle School is a time of transition. Students are discovering their academic passions, developing meaningful relationships with their peers, expanding their awareness of the world, and building critical foundations for future success in the Upper School and beyond. It is in this light that we introduce a new initiative for the Middle School - the Assist Team. This program has been in place in the Upper School for several years. Given the recent research findings and national trends, we believe it is important to facilitate alcohol and drug prevention programing with younger students in order to build their resiliency and understanding for their adult life. 

    The Assist Team, guided by the Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) organization, helps students to make healthy choices with respect to substance use. The Team is managed by our school counselor and is composed of trained faculty members. In addition to schoolwide presentations and advisory group discussions, the Assist Team conducts early interventions with students who may be engaging in risky behavior with alcohol and other substance use. Our primary goal with the Middle School is to help students get the support they need and provide resources for how to prevent substance use. 

    When a referral is made to Rikki Bischoff, the Middle School Assist Team Representative, she will coordinate with Samantha Borkovic, the School Counselor, to meet with the student of concern. Unlike the Upper School system, Middle School parents will be informed if their child is referred to the Team either through a phone call or an in-person meeting depending on the severity of the incident. Students will also be required to participate in either an in-school counseling session or see an outside mental health professional for additional care. Here is an outline of the process.  It is important to remember that Assist is nondisciplinary, confidential, and only involved with off-campus behavior. Any substance use on-campus immediately undergoes disciplinary action.

    This November all students in 8th-12th grade will take a professional survey conducted by FCD to measure the culture and health of our school in terms of alcohol and substance use. We participate in this evaluation process every three years. The results help dictate our educational and prevention programs. Furthermore, an FCD representative will visit campus in the spring to share our school’s data as well as how SES compares to similar schools across the country. Families of all grades will be invited to this presentation.

    The Assist Team, students, parents, teachers, and staff all work together to build a healthier, safer, and stronger community. We are fortunate to have this resource on our campus, and we encourage all members of our community to become aware of and involved in the health of our students. Your role as parents in setting expectations for your child’s substance use is critical to our success. Please take a moment to discuss your family’s rules and how your child can make healthy decisions.

    Please reach out to Rikki Bischoff or Samantha Borkovic with any questions or to continue this conversation.

    Sincerely,


    Keira Murphy
    Head of Middle School
     
    Rikki Bischoff
    6th & 7th Grade History
     
    Samantha Borkovic
    School Counselor
     
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  • Washington, D.C. Trip Update

    Thank you to all who came out to the informational meeting for our upcoming Washington D.C. trip! We have had great interest and lots of positive feedback. Due to the large amount of enrollments, we will be limiting the trip to 30 students and will be adding a waitlist if the number exceeds. Please reach out to Rikki Bischoff (rbischoff@steds.org) if you have any questions. 
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  • Varsity Football Emerges Triumphant at Homecoming

    The Varsity Football team commemorated their Homecoming night at Pirate Stadium on 10/4/19. An impressive performance was given by the entire Pirate team in their victory over Cornerstone Charter Academy Ducks: 42-21.


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  • MS Football Tames Holy Trinity Tigers

    The middle school football team traveled on 10/3/19 to Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne. The Pirates overwhelmingly defeated the Tigers on the road: 30-20.

    Reed Sternberg achieved an 8 yd TD, a 75 yard kick return TD; a 78 yard run TD, a 47 yard run TD, and a 55 yard run touchdown for the Pirates team. Connor O'Brien completed an interception on the field, and Harrison Hardin executed an interception that resulted in a 45 yard return.


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  • Varsity Boys Golf Out-Putts John Carroll

    On 10/3/19, the varsity boys golf team played an away match against John Carroll High School at Fairwinds Golf Course in Fort Pierce. The Pirates defeated the Golden Rams in a nailbiter: 175-177.

    The Pirates' victory was saved by Ryan Niederpruem's even par 36.


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  • Varsity Volleyball Sails Past John Carroll

    On 10/3/19, the varsity volleyball team traveled to Fort Pierce to take on John Carroll Catholic High School. After a 0-11 loss streak versus John Carroll, the Lady Pirates overcame the Golden Rams in 4 thrilling sets: 14-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23.

    Leading the Lady Pirates were Molly McGee with 3 aces and 14 assists and Meredith Burgoon with 3 aces. Zion Atwater racked up the most blocks for the team with a count of 5. Amira Hussamy earned 11 digs, and Alexa Soderman executed 15 kills.


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  • JV Volleyball Overcomes Golden Rams

    Junior Varsity Volleyball traveled to Fort Pierce on 10/3/19 to take on John Carroll Catholic High School. The Lady Pirates crushed the Golden Rams in 3 sets: 21-25, 25-12, 15-1.

    Sidney Rohm served a perfect 3rd game, with 7 of the points being aces. She also had 4 digs. Other team notables: Ivy Yang with 4 aces, 2 kills, and 3 assists; Rosie Baker with 5 kills, 2 assists, and 3 digs; Taylor Wolfe with 1 ace, 5 kills, 6 assists, and 2 digs; Jessie Wynne with 1 ace, 1 kill and 1 dig.


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  • MS Cross Country Sprints to Victory at Master's Academy Meet

    The middle school cross country team competed in a meet at Master's Academy of Vero Beach on 10/1/19.

    For the girls race, Sienna Mallon finished 3rd place overall; and Reid Durham completed the boys race in the 5th overall position.

    The boys team celebrated a hard-earned 3rd place overall finish. Swift paces set by Reid Durham, Conor Powell, AJ Munz, Thomas Leonard, and Matthew Stern resulted in a tie for third. The tiebreaker was to be determined by whichever team's 6th boy crossed the finish line first; and, thanks to an excellent finish by Max Pohl, the Pirates were able to secure their 3rd place victory. 


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  • New Website Landing Page

    Check Out Our New Website

    MJ (lk)
    We are happy to announce that after months of consultation and design work, Saint Edward's School has a new website. mySTEDS will look much the same, so there's nothing new for parents to learn in terms of keeping up with grades, academic performance or internal School news. This new, dynamic site is primarily a marketing tool for prospective families, and it outlines all the ways that we can support the School. A few highlights:

    • The video on the opening page was shot by local cinemaphotographer Nick Verola '07. You'll notice that he was so dedicated to getting great shots that he jumped in the pool to shoot Class of 2019 swimmer Tomas Botero under water.
    • Don't miss the Virtual Open House, found under the Admission page. Even the most established Pirates can learn more about the academics, traditions and philosophies of the School by watching these videos. They're also very helpful for parents whose students are about to move up to a new division.
    • Tell your friends! We would love to share our story with local, national and international prospective families, and YOU are our best advocates.
    Special thanks to Marie Campione and all of the teachers and staff who helped us shape this website. It was definitely a labor of love carried by many. 

    - Monica Jennings, Director of Marketing


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  • 2019 Homecoming Court

    Homecoming Court Announced

    MJ (lk)
    Upper school students gathered in the Waxlax on Thursday afternoon for the annual presentation of the Homecoming Court. Congratulations to the following students:

    Freshmen:  Amaya Wright and Clark Nelson
    Sophomores: AG Lockwood and Corey Richey
    Juniors: Katie Croom and Christopher Powell
    Seniors: Zion Atwater and Ty Redmon, Lucy Bergstrom and Michael Mangieri, Kate Conboy and Ryan Niederpreum, Bridget Nelson and Will Bahl, Katrina Smith and Aidan Taylor.

    Additional congratulations to Kate Conboy and Ryan Niederpreum, who were voted King and Queen for the 2019 Homecoming.

    Here are photo albums of Homecoming Court and Homecoming Week Highlights


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  • Hoco dance

    Homecoming Dance Pick-Up News

    MJ (lk)
    US parents, be advised that there are some details related to the end of the Homecoming dance that require your attention: the Homecoming Dance ends officially at 10:30 p.m. Seniors can leave the dance at 9:45 p.m. Juniors and sophomores can leave at 10:30 p.m., unless they decide to stay and help clean up. Freshmen leave at 11:15 p.m., because they stay behind to clean up. Thank you.


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  • 2019 Book Fair Flyer

    Pick Up a Book! SES Book Fair October 18-27

    MJ (lk)
    There was a big story in the news this week about the benefits of "real" books over e-books and child development, and the PA is answering the call! Mark your calendars now for the annual Book Fair, held in partnership with the Vero Beach Book Center. From October 18-27, visit the book store and mention that you're a Pirate (or a friend of a Pirate!) and a portion of your purchase will benefit Saint Edward's School. This is not just a lower school event, so make plans now to get a jump on holiday shopping for everyone on your list. There are a number of special events connected to this weeklong reading extravaganza, so check the calendar to be a part of the fun.


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  • Progress Reports Online for Grades 4 and 5

    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 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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  • Marcus Fini

    Senior Marcus Fini Nominated for Philanthropy Work

    MJ (lk)
    Congratulations to Marcus Fini, who was nominated by Crossover Mission for Indian River's Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy for his work tutoring peers locally and in South Africa. Marcus believes that service and philanthropy are about stepping out of one's comfort zone to develop deep relationships with people of all backgrounds. He says, "Too many people don't see the importance of developing relationships with people who are not like them. It is essential to solving the problems we face as a society." Marcus will be joining other high school students from the county in November to celebrate a spectrum of community service initiatives.


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  • Sound of Music Tickets on Sale Now

    MJ (lk)
    Purchase Tickets Online *Online ticket sales end at 4 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019.

    Buy your tickets now for The Sound of Music in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are now available for this classic show that appeals to all ages. Performances are scheduled for October 18 at 7 p.m. and October 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 and student tickets are $5. Don't miss this great opportunity to (quietly) sing along to your favorite classics and support your Pirate thespians!

    Check out the talented cast list and buy your tickets! 


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  • Box Tops just got easier than ever

    BOX TOPS: There's an App for That!

    MJ (lk)
    Collecting Box Tops just got easy! Did you know there's an app available that will scan your grocery receipt and automatically filter Box Top products, and the credits go directly to Saint Edward's Lower School? Don't have a LS student? It doesn't matter! You can help buy supplies for our youngest Pirates just by scanning your receipt - no more saving and clipping. Our school is under the name St Edward's Lower School, and if you want the credit to go a specific classroom, just add the teacher's name. Click for a brief video that highlights the program, or a flyer with additional information about using the app.


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  • Learning cosmetic wound techniques

    Cuts and Gashes and Burns, Oh My

    MJ (lk)
    Mrs. Buckley's honors Anatomy and Physiology class got to experience a cross-curricular lab this week when she invited the Bakers to teach the students how to create their own topical wounds in a lesson that covered everything from lacerations to contusions. After completing their lab, students had to answer questions about the healing process from each type of wound. Click for a brief album of the gory experience.


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  • Ninth Grade Bio Mystery Slides

    Ninth Grade Bio Mystery Slides

    MJ (lk)
    Ms. Buckley challenged her ninth grade biology class with solving the mystery of "what's on that slide?" Students had to ask specific questions about what it might be, then they turned to their microscopes for answers. The result was both entertaining and educational! Click on the headline for more photos.


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  • PA Co-Presidents present Mr. Mersky with a check

    PA Presidents Share Good News

    MJ (lk)
    At Tuesday morning's first PA Meeting of the year, co-presidents Gretchen Szentirmai and Vanessa Orzechowski presented Mr. Mersky with an incredibly generous check to the School. These funds are dispersed to each division for special expenses such as visiting authors, MS challenge trips, and US events. We are all so grateful for their dedication and hard work. Thank you!


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  • Senior Buddy Group Photo 2019

    Seniors Meet Their Buddies

    MJ (lk)
    Yesterday kicked off another time-honored tradition when the seniors had their first meeting with their first grade buddies. The Waxlax buzzed with excitment when the first graders waited patiently to meet their buddies. It's a moment that never gets old! Click for an an album of highlights. Special thanks to Katie "Kiki" Kutschinski for capturing these adorable moments.


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  • Winter Coaching Opportunities

    Hello Fellow Pirates,

    Our athletic season is off to a great start, and the winter season is approaching quickly.  Therefore, the Athletics Department is seeking to fill the following coaching vacancies:
     
    1) Middle School Girls Soccer Coach: This season is short--only 7 weeks (3 in November, 2 in December and 2 in January).  A soccer background is helpful as fundamentals and gameplay are introduced and refined.  It is a stipend position.
     
    2) Varsity Girls Soccer Assistant Coach: This season begins with the first practice on 10/21 and will run through 2/7.  Basic soccer knowledge in all areas of technique and tactics is required.  This is a stipend position.
     
    Anyone who is interested or knows someone who might be interested in filling one of these positions, please contact the Athletic Director Jeff Lamscha at jlamscha@steds.org or call (772) 492-2342.  Thank you.


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  • Coaches Needed

    Hello Fellow Pirates,
    Our athletic season is off to a great start, and the winter season is approaching quickly.  To that end I am looking to fill a couple coaching vacancies.
     
    1) Middle School Girl’s Soccer Coach: This season is short, only 7 weeks (3 in November, 2 in December and 2 in January).  A soccer background is helpful as fundamentals and game play are introduced and refined.  It is a stipend position.
     
    2) Varsity Girl’s Assistant Coach: This season begins with the first practice on 10/21 and will run through 2/7.  Basic soccer knowledge in all areas of technique and tactics is required.  This is a stipend position.
     
    If anyone or knows of anyone interested in filling one of these positions, please contact the Athletic Director Jeff Lamscha at jlamscha@steds.org or call (772)492-2342.  Thank you.
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  • Harrison Reicher (7)

    Lines in the Lagoon

    Last weekend several Middle School students took part in the annual Lines in the Lagoon. 

    Lines in the Lagoon is a fishing tournament planned by and created for youth. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the decline of the health of the Indian River Lagoon and to give area youth a way to be involved, to be part of the solution to help save it.

    This event is open to all the youth in the community and will hopefully help educate participants about sport fishing as well as the lagoon in a fun atmosphere.

    To learn more, go to https://ianglertournament.com/2019-lines-lagoon-tri-county-junior-fishing-tournament

    Please click on the headline for more photos.
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  • 7th and 8th grade learn how to salsa in celebration of National Hispanic Month.

    National Hispanic Month

    One of the ways our students are learning about National Hispanic Month is learning traditional Hispanic dances. Here are some pictures of the 7th and 8th grade learning how to salsa.

    Please click on the headline for more pictures.
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  • Triumphant Cross Country Celebrates Senior Night

    Varsity cross country held their senior night at Pirate Stadium on 10/1/19. Joining Saint Edward's School in the meet were Brevard HEAT, Covenant Christian School, and Master's Academy of Vero Beach. The Pirates cross country team charged ahead of the pack, with both the girls and boys teams winning dual meets.

    The girls were led by Elise Mallon, with a time of 22:26. Savanna Ware and Ellie MacMullan had excellent runs, but a season-best from Bridget Nelson pushed the Lady Pirates to victory.

    The boys defeated the Brevard HEAT 29-30 in a close meet that featured a season-best for Mac Carnell (19:40). Liam Kavolius (19:30) led the Pirates, but teammates Christopher Schulze and Aidan Taylor were not far behind. Both Leon Main (21:17) and 8th grader Luke Damiani (21:11) ran personal bests in the race. 
     
     
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  • Washington, D.C. Trip for 8th Grade

    We are very excited to announce that we have planned a trip to Washington D.C. for our current 8th graders this year.  The trip will take place February 28-March 1, 2020. This trip would allow for students to connect their learning in both world history and American history classes with the wide range of possibilities at museums and monuments. We will hold a brief parent/student meeting on Thursday, October 3 at 6:00 pm in Room 642 (Mrs. Bischoff's room). A rep from Global Travel Alliance, the organization we are working with, will be there to answer any questions. Please attend to learn more about the trip and to secure your place. If you are interested in joining us, but can not make the meeting or would like information on how to sign up your child, please email me at rbischoff@steds.org
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  • Varsity Volleyball Extinguishes Brevard HEAT

    On 9/30/19, varsity volleyball played Brevard HEAT in a match at home. The Lady Pirates defeated the HEAT in a thrilling 4 set match-up: 23-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-19.

    Molly McGee led the team with 34 assists, and Zion Atwater earned 3 blocks and 4 aces. 
    Meredith Burgoon had 16 digs, while Alexa Soderman produced 7 aces and 26 kills.


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  • September

    Cross Country Sprints to Victory at Viera Fall Classic

    Varsity and junior varsity cross country participated in the Viera Fall Classic at Viera High School on 9/28/19. Many members of the boys and girls cross country teams set personal records for the season.

    Leading the way for the Lady Pirates in the 5K race were Elise Mallon (21:28), Sarah Wolf (23:58), Savannah Ware (24:38), and Morgan Chapman (27:30). Hailey Rhymes, Zayna Shaikh, and Natalie Burgoon also ran their season's best times.

    For the boys, Liam Kavolius set an all-time personal record of 19:02. Following closely behind were Mac Carnell (19:52), Christopher Schulze (20:06), Aidan Taylor (20:07) and Drew Sternberg (20:24).

    8th grader Luke Damiani led the way for the Pirates in the JV race with a season's best 21:37.


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  • Varsity Volleyball Victorious Over Lady Lions

    Varsity volleyball played Saint Andrew's Episcopal Academy at home on 9/27/19. The girls defeated the Lady Lions: 25-6, 25–3, 25-13. 

    The Lady Pirates were led by Zion Atwater and Alexa Soderman with 5 kills apiece. Soderman also had 19 aces, while Molly McGee had 10 assists and 3 digs.


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  • JV Volleyball Overpowers Morningside Academy

    On 9/26/19, the junior varsity volleyball team upset Morningside Academy at the away game in Port Saint Lucie: 25-21, 25-23.

    Sidney Rohm with 4 aces and 2 kills; Ivy Yang with 2 aces, 2 kills, and 1 dig; Riley Kesterson with 2 aces and 2 kills; and Taylor Wolfe with 2 kills and 5 assists.

    The junior varsity blue team now boasts a record of 7-2.



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  • Varsity Boys Golf Falls to Pine School

    The varsity boys golf team lost their 18-hole home match on 9/26/19 at John's Island South Course to Pine School: 339 to 303. 

    Aidan Heaney delivered a consistent 80, and GP Battista had 82 with a 38 on the back nine.


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  • Notification of PA Meeting

    All School PA Meeting Tuesday

    MJ (lk)
    Parents, the schedule for the monthly PA meetings has been slightly altered because of Hurricane Dorian. The School calendar is updated, but be advised that this Tuesday, October 1 is an all school/all division meeting. Division and department heads will discuss what's happening on campus, and parents will have an opportunity to hear from Mr. Mersky and others. Don't miss it!


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  • Homecoming Court, 2018

    Here Comes Homecoming 2019

    MJ (lk)
    Homecoming "Spirit" Week starts next week for the upper school students. Our annual Day of Service and Unity Day are included in that week. Classes will fan out all over town to participate in different activities that will support and improve our community. See below for a schedule of events:

    Monday: Music Genre Day
    Dress in the fashion trends of your grade's assigned musical genre.
    Seniors: Hip Hop
    Juniors: Disco
    Sophomores: Rock n Roll
    Freshmen: Pop
     
    Tuesday: Class T-shirt in the morning, Unity Day in the afternoon
    Tuesday will be service day as well as Unity Day. We will wear Class T-shirts out into the community to help (in the morning), come back to school for lunch, then change into Unity Day attire.
     
    Wednesday: City vs. Country Day
    Dress as though you are living in a city or dress as though you are living out in the country. 
     
    Thursday: Mathlete vs. Athlete Day
    Seniors will be athletes and all underclassmen will be mathletes. This one seems self-explanatory.
     
    Friday: Pirate Pride Day
    Get ready for Friday nights big football game by dressing with your most Saint Edward's pride. Mr. Seye will award a dress down day to the class that he believes shows the most school spirit. 


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  • Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Available Online October 2nd

    Parent - Teacher Conference Sign Up Available Online October 2

    Angie Stalquist (lk)
    Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and on Friday, October 11 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parents may sign up for Fall Parent/Teacher conferences starting on October 2. Please refer to the Directions for Signing up for Parent-Teacher Conferences for details on how to register for conferences. Conference sign up ends on Tuesday, October 8 at 8 p.m.


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  • PreK Learns About Tree Homes

    PreK Learns About Tree Homes

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    PreK student Kyla Kurusis is enjoying learning about her nocturnal animal friend the raccoon as the PreK class learns about tree homes.  
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  • Thank You, Parents Association

    Thank You, Parents Association

    MJ (lk)
    Special thanks to the Parents Association and event chairs Kelley Della Porta and Hallie Hegedus for an amazing evening of Pirate Pride last Friday. Families had a fabulous time gathering together as a group for the first time this year, and the Pirate Football Team celebrated with a win. Click to get a peek at the Pirate Pride fun.
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  • Varsity Volleyball Subdues Lady Eagles

    Girls varsity volleyball soundly defeated Master's Academy of Vero Beach on 9/26/19. The girls won their home game in 3 sets:  25-11, 25-13, 25-22.

    The Lady Pirates were led by Meredith Burgoon with 8 aces, Alexa Soderman with 12 kills and 7 digs, Molly McGee with 12 assists, and Miranda Morey with 3 blocks.


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  • Varsity Golf Celebrates Senior Night Victory

    The boys varsity golf team commemorated their senior night on 9/25/19 at Riomar Country Club with their best performance of the year. The Pirates shot a team 156 to beat Sebastian River High School.

    Senior GP Battista accomplished an even par 36 and Senior Ryan Niederpruem produced a 41. Aidan Heaney shot a 38 and Adam Rogers followed closely with a 39.
     
     
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  • JV Volleyball Vanquishes Lady Knights

    On 9/24/19, junior varsity volleyball played Pine School at home. The JV Volleyball team continued their winning streak by beating the Lady Knights in 3 sets: 25-21, 19-25, 15-7, raising their season record to an impressive 7-2.

    Ivy Yang with 10 aces, 1 kill, and 2 digs; Rosie Baker with 3 aces, 1 kill, 1 assist, and 3 digs; and Taylor Wolfe with 2 aces and 6 assists.


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  • Annual Vision and Hearing Screenings Needs Volunteers

    Annual Vision and Hearing Screenings Needs Volunteers

    jgollery (;l)_
    Saint Edward’s Annual Vision and Hearing Screenings are coming up this month.
    Parent volunteers are requested to help with children. Please sign up on parent volunteer portal iVolunteer. For more information contact Jeanette Gollery Kain 772-492-2219
    • Kindergarten: September 25 at 1:30
    • First Grade: October 8 at 1:30
    • Third Grade October 23 at 1:30
    • Sixth Grade November 13 at 1:30
     
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  • Varsity Cross Country ships donated shoes to neighbors in need

    Cross Country Team Packs Up Soles for Souls

    JD (lk)
    The varsity cross country team spent Saturday gathering gently used shoes for charity. The team is especially happy to support a charity that is closely connected to their sport. Donations will be received through October, so please use the bins provided in the MS and LS administration offices. Runner Jake Damiani says, "The Souls for Souls project is really awesome, because as a school we are able to take part in something much bigger than ourselves."


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  • Lower School Uniforms

    Lower and Middle School Uniforms

    Barbara Mohler (lk)
    Dear Lower and Middle School Parents,
    After much consideration, we have decided to make Lands’ End our official uniform vendor.
    Our school uniforms are on the Lands’ End website and are ready to order from Jr. Kindergarten through grade 8. Except for the lower school jumper, the styles have not changed significantly. The lower school jumpers can be either the new style ponte or the previous style with buckles. Either style is acceptable. The Lower School and Middle School have added a few options. Please peruse the site.

    To Order lower school or middle school uniforms, use our Preferred School Number 900146002. Online: www.landsend.com/school. By phone: 1-800-469-2222.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked through this issue.
    Sincerely, The Lower and Middle Schools


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  • Middle School Volleyball Update

    The eighth grade volleyball team had another victory against Brevard Heat. The team won their first set 25-13 and their second set 25-20. MK Watson commented, “We worked well as a team and had very good passes and spikes” while Emmy Dichter added “Our team teamwork, communication, and skills have helped the team to be better players. Go Pirates!”

    The seventh grade volleyball played two away games; one against Pine School and the other against Morningside Academy. The team won both of their matches!

    The sixth grade team also had a game against Brevard Heat on Thursday 19. However, they were defeated. Even Though the team lost, the girls still kept a positive attitude throughout the game!

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)
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  • MS and US Progress Reports

    MS and US Progress Reports

    Marie Campione (lk)
    MS and US progress reports are available online. 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. 


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  • Seventh Grade English Activities to Support the Study of Peak

    Keira Murphy (lk)
    Seventh graders competed in teams to review Peak vocabulary. Activities were listed on a wheel, and with just a click, the wheel spun to choose one at random. Activities included creating a Play-Doh sculpture to illustrate the word, acting out the word and giving a real-life example of the word. The group demonstrating the best knowledge of the Peak vocabulary earned Jolly Ranchers. [please click on headline for more photos.]


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  • Wednesday October 2 is a Late Start Day

    Wednesday October 2 is a Late Start Day for MS and US

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    Saint Edward's Middle and Upper Schools will have the first Late Start Day on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Late Start Days allow the entire faculty of a division of the school (Middle School and/or Upper School) to meet and discuss professional development issues. Faculty members will be in meetings between 7:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Classes will not begin until 9:00 a.m. on that day. If you typically drop off your child in the morning, please refrain from doing so until 8:45 a.m. If your child typically rides the bus in the morning, the buses will run on their normal schedule. When students arrive we will have a place for them to go to work quietly until the school day begins.


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  • JV Volleyball Tames Lady Cougars

    The junior volleyball team defeated Community Christian Academy in a thrilling away match on 9/23/19 at Anderson Middle School in Stuart. Although the Lady Pirates were down in the first set, they rallied back in the second and third sets to seize their hard-earned victory: 19-25, 25-23, 15-12.

    Lily Burdick with 6 aces and 2 kills; Bella Cooper with 3 aces and 4 kills; Gianna Malek with 1 ace and 5 kills. 


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  • JV Volleyball Sweeps Covenant Christian School

    Junior varsity volleyball defeated Covenant Christian School in Palm Bay on the road on 9/20/19. The Lady Pirates sealed their victory in 2 sets: 25-11, 25-17.

    Taylor Wolfe with 12 assists and 1 kill; Sidney Rohm with 4 aces, 6 kills, and 2 digs; Ivy Yang with 1 ace, 1 kill, 6 digs; Rosie Baker with 5 kills and 5 digs; Amira Hussamy with 2 aces and 6 digs; and Jayla Brown with 2 aces and 2 kills.


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  • It's Banned Book Week

    Stop by the library to see if your favorite book is on the list.
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  • Middle School Bowling Social

    Our annual Bowling Social is scheduled for October 16th. This event is an opportunity for the Middle School to come together for some off campus fun as one group. The facility is closed to the public for our event and offers bowling and laser tag (no charge), plus arcade games and food (money needed). The specifics of the event are as follows:
    • Strike Zone Entertainment Center, 730 Fleming Street, Sebastian, FL
    • Travel to and from by school bus
    • 12:00pm - 3:00pm (back to school in time for regular dismissal)
    • A light bag lunch (bring your own) will be eaten on campus before departing, but food is available for purchase at Strike Zone
    • Dress down in shorts of appropriate length or long pants (no rips, tears or frays), class t-shirt, and athletic shoes (wear socks as you will need them for the bowling shoes)
    Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mrs. Fojtik via email or phone.
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  • Middle School Challenge Activity

    On October 1st, the Middle School will get the month started with some fun and games. Near the end of the day, all middle school students and teachers will gather by homeroom groups in the WAC for a series of wacky relay races. Let's see which homeroom and grade level can best work together to complete each challenge.
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  • Middle School Volleyball Update

    The 8th-grade Volleyball team had another victory against Brevard Heat. The team won their first heat 25-13 and their second set 25-20. MK Waston comments “We worked well as a team and had very good passes and spikes.” While Emmy Dichter adds “Our team teamwork, communication, and skills have helped, the team to be better players. Go Pirates!” 

    The 7th-grade Volleyball played two away games; one against Pine School and the other against Morningside Academy. The team won both of their games! 

    The 6th-grade team also had a game against Brevard Heat on Thursday 19. However, they were defeated. Even Though the team lost, the girl still kept a positive attitude throughout the game!
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  • New Uniform Options

    Lands' End is now our uniform provider. Please take a look at the options on the Lands' End website's Saint Edward's Uniform page as we have added several additional options. 
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  • Varsity Boys Golf Taps in Another Win

    On 9/23/19, the varsity boys golf team played an away match against Sebastian River High School at Sandridge Golf Course. The Pirates had their best showing of the season, beating Sebastian River 160-210. 

    All four of the varsity team participants had season-best scores: Aidan Heaney 37, Ryan Niederpruem 38, Adam Rogers 39, and Jack Kincus 46.


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  • Varsity Cross Country Participates in Prediction Race

    The boys and girls cross country teams competed in a prediction race at John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce on 9/21/19.

    In this race, students had to guess their completion times before the start of the 5K race. Those with the closest net times received awards, and the difference in predicted time and actual time was used to tally the team scores. Trickier still, racers were not allowed to use watches or to see their times at the mile marker.

    The boys team edged the Rams 25-30. Christopher Schulze secured a 2nd place victory and was only 4 seconds off of his predicted time. William Munz earned 3rd place with a 7-second guess, followed closely behind by Wil Blackburn with an 8-second difference.

    Although the Lady Pirates lost the net time team match 30-25, Hailey Rhymes nabbed 3rd with a net of 16 seconds, Bridget Nelson finished 4th with a net of 22 seconds, and Elise Mallon came in 5th with a net of 28 seconds.


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  • Varsity Football Brings Down Eagles

    On 9/20/19, the varsity football team wowed the home crowd in their game against Jupiter Christian School. The Pirate team walked away with a hard-fought victory over the Eagles: 13-6.

    A solid defensive performance by the Pirates, including a riveting last-second sack, ended Jupiter Christian School's comeback hopes.


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  • Varsity Volleyball Conquers Lady Lions

    On 9/20/19, the girls varsity volleyball team beat Covenant Christian Academy in Palm Bay in a thrilling 4 set battle: 25-20, 16-25, 26-24, 25-22.

    The Lady Pirates were led by Molly McGee with 28 assists and 3 aces, Meredith Burgoon with 19 digs, Alexa Soderman with 15 kills, and Zion Atwater with 6 blocks.


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  • Varsity Swimming Makes Splash at Home Meet

    Both varsity boys and girls swimming walked away victorious in their first home meet against Covenant Christian School on 9/19/19 at Saint Edward's School.

    Overall, the boys team defeated their opponents: 76-16. Joshua Canevari, senior, placed 1st in the 50-meter freestyle as well as 3rd in the 100-meter breaststroke. Jozef Wolek, 8th grade, placed 1st in the 100-meter breaststroke.

    Other notable finishes by the boys team: Ben Evans - 2nd in 50-meter freestyle, 3rd in 100-meter freestyle; Ray Taft - 2nd in 100-meter freestyle, 3rd in 200-meter freestyle;  Christopher Powell - 2nd in 200-meter freestyle; Alex Roberts - 2nd in 100-meter breaststroke; and James Hollinger - 3rd in 50-meter freestyle.

    The girls team walked away with an overall win as well:  75-66. Alexandra Stern, 8th grade, placed 1st both the 200-meter freestyle and the 400-meter freestyle. Faith Mead, freshman, received 1st place in the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter freestyle.

    The girls relay team compromised of Faith Mead, Selma Memet, Andrea Perez-Gonzalez, and Alexandra Stern outswam the competition in both the 200-meter medley and 200-meter freestyle. For the 400-meter freestyle relay, Kate Kedem, Addison Logemann, Laurel Logemann, and Stern clinched a 1st place victory almost 8 seconds ahead of their competitors.

    Additional highlights for the girls team: Selma Memet - 2nd place in 200-meter individual medley, 3rd in 400-meter freestyle; Kate Kedem - 2nd place in 100-meter backstroke, 3rd in 50-meter freestyle; Addison Logemann - 2nd place in 100-meter breaststroke, 3rd in 200-meter individual medley; and Laurel Logemann - 3rd place in 200-meter freestyle; 3rd in 100-meter breaststroke.


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  • Bahama Relief Fund a Huge Success

    Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff of the Middle School who raised over $1300 for the Bahama Relief Fund through last Friday's dress down day. The money will go directly to people who are bringing supplies to the islands.  
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  • Noon Dismissal Tomorrow, No School on Friday and Encourage Students to Attend Conferences

    Despite everything that your child will tell you to the contrary, the Middle School teachers highly encourage students to attend conferences with their parents. Students who attend conferences are far more likely to take accountability for their own success. Teachers like the opportunity to speak directly to the students and provide suggestions for improvement with the support of the parents. So please, if possible, bring your kids to conferences.

    We have a 12:00 pm dismissal on Thursday. There is no school on Friday.
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  • JV Volleyball Commands Win over Brevard HEAT

    Junior varsity volleyball added to their 3-game winning streak on 9/19/19 by collecting another victory at home against Brevard HEAT.

    The Lady Pirates easily won the first set 25-18 but found themselves down 14-25 the second set. They rallied back to clinch the third set 15-6.

    Sidney Rohm with 5 aces, 1 assist, 7 digs; Ivy Yang with  5 aces, 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig; Rosie Baker with 2 aces, 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 dig; Amira Hussamy with 10 digs and 1 ace; Taylor Wolfe with 6 assists, 2 kills, 1 ace, 1 dig.


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  • Mike Lupica promotes Strike Zone

    Author Mike Lupica Visits Saint Edward's School

    MJ (lk)
    This week, SES partnered with the Vero Beach Book Center to help beloved author Mike Lupica launch his new middle school book, Strike Zone. His good friend and fellow author Carl Hiaasen joined him on stage to talk about their careers and their motivation to write and to encourage everyone in the audience to enjoy quiet time with great books. Their decades of friendship shone through in their entertaining banter, and they welcomed questions from aspiring authors.
    Mr. Lupica told a story about how his launch from cub reporter to columnist happened because someone in the newsroom picked up a story he left on his desk, and it was shared, and resulted in a promotion. He told the audience, "Once you put your name on something, make sure it's the best you have to offer, because you never know who will look at it and share it." Good advice for writing and social media!
    Our library currently has copies of Strike Zone and its prequel, Heat, available for students age 10 and above.


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  • Dads join their children for donuts

    Dads Descend on the WAC for Donuts

    MJ (lk)
    This week, the WAC was filled with sugar, both literal and figurative, as Dads joined their LS Pirates for donuts before the start of school (sorry, faculty!). Laughter and good times filled the room at this cherished annual tradition. Dad Andrew Kennedy had to earn his donuts by helping daughter Nico with her traffic duties in the morning. He looks pretty good in green!


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    Notice of Upcoming Lockdown Drill

    MJ (lk)
    Parents, the School will perform a mandatory lockdown drill at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24. Please see this letter from Mr. Mersky, which outlines the procedure. If you have any immediate questions please contact Mr. Mersky's office.
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  • MS Cross Country Hosts Season Opener

    The middle school cross country team hosted their first meet at home on 9/18/19.

    Participating in the meet were Saint Edward's School, Imagine South Vero, Master's Academy of Vero Beach, and Morningside Academy.

    The girls did an exceptional job in their first meet, with Sienna Mallon placing 2nd, Dhanika Perez placing 4th, and Bella Jazarevic placing 9th.

    The boys team scored an impressive 2nd place overall, with Luke Damiani placing 1st in the race. Rounding out the top 5 scorers for the boys was Thomas Leonard (8th), Reid Durham (9th), Conor Powell (10th), and AJ Munz (11th).


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  • Twilight Run 2019

    Let's Get Ready to Run

    GZ (lk)
    Last week, our unofficial Saint Edward's running team took honors for fastest team at the Towers to Tunnels race. Any runner of any age is encouraged to join this fun group of Pirates.

    This Saturday, join the Saint Edward's team as we battle for Run Vero race series titles again. There's no need to be a part of the Cross Country team -- we want all runners to join us. Our first race of the season, the
     Twilight Two Mile, kicks off this Saturday, September 21, at Beachland Elementary. Students, parents and siblings are all welcomed and encouraged to join this winning team. Last year the Saint Edward's team won four of the six races! Let's keep this winning tradition going!


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  • Sixth Grade Band Video

    Sixth Grade Budding Musicians Try Out New Instruments

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    Click here to see the movie from the first day everyone had their new instruments in sixth Grade Band. 


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  • Stuart Hirstein

    Stuart Hirstein Named Eighth Head of School

    WP (lk)
    It is with great excitement that we introduce Stuart Hirstein, who, with the support of the Board of Trustees, will be appointed as the eighth Head of Saint Edward’s School following the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee.  Stuart Hirstein will succeed Mike Mersky effective July 1, 2020. [click headline to read full letter from Board of Trustees Chair Kevin Barry]
     
     
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  • Cross Country Dominates Home Meet

    grayson miller
    The boys and girl cross country team hosted a meet on 9/17/19 at Saint Edward's School. Despite the heat and some stiff competition, the Pirates competed very well against John Carroll, Sebastian River, Odyssey Charter and Master's Academy in the first of two scheduled home meets.

    The boys varsity team came in second place. Leading the charge for the Pirates were Liam Kavolius, Mac Carnell, Drew Sternberg, Aidan Taylor, and Chris Schulze.

    The varsity girls team crushed the competition! Elise Mallon won the entire girls race, followed by Sarah Wolf in second. Ellie MacMullan was not far behind, and Savanna Ware had an outstanding run as well.

    In the junior varsity boys race, Sam Thomas captured second place with a sub-22 minute run. Leon Main was not far behind in third.

    Great work, Pirates!


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  • 7th grade students learn about the courthouse.

    Seventh Grade Visits the County Courthouse

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    On Tuesday, the entire seventh grade visited the Indian River County Courthouse to help them better understand the criminal justice system. English teachers Mrs. Durand and Mrs. Wengler wanted to give the students this experience, as they are reading several novels in class where the main characters must face the legal consequences of their actions. Specifically, these novels include Touching Spirit Bear, Peak and The Outsiders. Many thanks to Judge David C. Morgan of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida for allowing us to visit his courtroom while he performed his duties on a very busy day and for spending time answering our questions during a recess. We also want to thank all of the officers and court personnel who guided us throughout our visit, especially Cindy Carlsward, Chief Deputy Courts and Recording, and Officer Harrington. [please click on the headline for more pictures.]


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  • MS Football Grounds Eagles

    The middle school football team won their season opener on 9/13/19 in Pirate Stadium. The Pirates triumphantly crushed the Warner Christian Academy Eagles: 50-0.

    Grayson Falk completed rushing TDs of 62 and 38 yards, and Major Croom contributed a 65 yard TD run as well as 2 interceptions resulting in TDs. Harrison Hardin executed a 20 yard punt return for a TD, and Ethan Ball achieved a 32 yard interception for a TD. 

    Rounding out their successful night, Connor O'Brien aided the Pirates with an interception, and Reed Sternberg added two 2-point conversions.


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  • Varsity Football Shuts Out Warner Christian Academy

    The varsity boys football team walked away victorious from their district opener on 9/13/19. Stingy defense and an explosive offense highlighted an impressive 37-0 win over the Warner Christian Academy Eagles in Pirate Stadium. Congratulations to our boys!


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  • Varsity Swimming Participates in Westminster Academy Invitational

    On 9/14/19, varsity boys and girls swimming competed in the Westminster Academy Invitational in Fort Lauderdale. 

    Teams participating in the meet were Saint Edward's School, King's Academy, Calvary Christian Academy, Clearwater Central Catholic School, South Florida HEAT, Westminster Academy, Trinity Christian Academy, Westminster Christian School, and Highlands Christian School.

    Highlights for Saint Edward's School: Alexandra Stern placed 2nd (2:20.52) in the Girls 200 Yard Individual Medley. In the Girls 50 Yard Freestyle, Stern also placed 3rd in the Girls 500 Yard Free with an improved Finals time of 5:22.41.

    Faith Mead placed sixth (28.16) out of 35 competitors, with teammates Kate Kedem (32.95) and Addison Logemann (35.44) posting impressive times as well. Mead also placed 10th out of 26 swimmers in the Girls 100 Yard Freestyle with an improved time of 1:01.12.

    The following swimmers had improved Finals times:  Christopher Powell - Boys 200 Yard Freestyle (2:41.75), Ben Evans - Boys 50 Yard Freestyle (38.21), Ray Taft - Boys 100 Yard Backstroke (1:48.64), Addison Logemann - Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:44.55), and Alex Roberts - Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:28.90).


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  • JV Volleyball Soars Above Lady Eagles

    Junior varsity volleyball defeated Morningside Academy at home on 9/13/19. The Lady Pirates defeated the Lady Eagles in two sets: 25-21, 25-15. 

    The Lady Pirates were led by Ivy Yang with 5 aces, 1 dig, and 1 kill; Rose Baker with 2 aces and 3 Kills; Sidney Rohm with 3 aces, 2 kills; and Amira Hussamy with 1 ace, 1 kill, and 2 digs. 


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  • Lady Pirates Serve Up Win Against Eagles

    On 9/13/19, the varsity volleyball team celebrated a home game win against Morningside Academy. The team played a hard-earned 3 set game: 27-25, 25-20, 25-16.

    Leading the Lady Pirates, Molly McGee earned 4 aces and 15 assists and Alexa Soderman added 9 digs and 15 kills. Meredith Burgoon also had 9 digs and Izzy Jennings earned 3 blocks.


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  • Football victory

    The St. Edward's Middle School football team won their first game of the season.  (no need for the score).  The football team has another game on Thursday, September 19 AT Orlando Christian Prep.  Kickoff is 5:30.
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  • Conference Sign-Ups

    Conference schedule will open up to parents on Wed, October 2nd at 5:00 a.m. and close on Tues, October 8th at 11:00 p.m. 

    Click here for more details about how to sign up online. 
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  • Dress Down Day Announcement

    ALL School Dress Down Day September 20

    MJ (lk)
    Parents, students are invited to dress down on September 20 as part of our Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. There are numerous families in our community who responded immediately and are continuing to support the needs of our Bahamian neighbors, and the donations will go to the most crucial needs of our neighbors. Students are asked to contribute a suggested donation of $5 cash to their homeroom/advisory/advocacy teacher in advance of the 20th. Jeans are allowed, but we ask that T-shirts be tasteful and shoes dress code compliant. LS Parents, please see the flyer in your child's backpack for specific standards.


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  • Mia Maldonado in white, Maui Henriquez in navy: $42.50.Addison Waddell and Molly McGee in Champion: $51.00.

    From the Pirate Cove School Store: Champion Sweatshirts and Girls Hoodys!

    eburgoon (lk)
    The latest arrivals in the Pirate Cove Store are sure to please!  Lower school girls can choose from white or navy in this years new hoody.  Middle school and upper school students will love the new Champion crew neck sweatshirt...get theirs before they sell out!
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  • Rotary honors Kylie Oakes

    Rotary Names Kylie Oakes Student of the Month

    MJ (lk)
    The Rotary honored senior Kylie Oakes today with their Student of the Month award. The award is open to all students in Indian River County and is given to those who are making a measurable and positive difference in their community. Congratulations, Kylie!
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  • Elizabeth Zoltak paints her spot

    Senior Parking Space Painting RESCHEDULED

    MJ (lk)
    Seniors and parents of seniors, the forecasted tropical wave has made it necessary to reschedule the parking lot painting tradition for the second time. The new date is Sunday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. Seniors, please have your design ideas submitted to Mr. Seye asap. Only approved designs will be allowed. Painting supplies will be provided.


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  • Varsity Boys Golf Prevail Over Knights

    On 9/11/19, the varsity boys golf team enjoyed a first in recent memory by beating the Pine School at home at the Riormar Country Club: 163-166. 

    A tremendous team effort by the Pirates allowed for the win: Ryan Niederpruem 40, Aidan Heaney 40, GP Battista 41, and Adam Rogers 42.


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  • Cross Country Fairs Well at Wayne Cross Invitational

    Boys and girls varsity cross country teams both placed 3rd out of 8 teams in the Wayne Cross Invitational held at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce on 9/10/19.

    Despite the heat, the Lady Pirates were paced by Elise Mallon (23:07), who finished 2nd out of 80 runners. Sarah Wolf (26:10) placed 10th overall and Ellie MacMullan (27:17) placed 16th.

    Liam Kavliois (20:20) led the boys team, earning a 7th place overall finish out of 92 runners. Mac Carnell (22:02), Aidan Taylor (22:02), William Munz (22:09), and Christopher Schulze (22:33) all helped pace the Pirates.


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  • JV Volleyball Sails Past Community Christian School

    The junior varsity volleyball team defeated Community Christian School at home on 9/10/19. The Lady Pirates secured their win in 2 sets: 25-8 and 25-21. 

    Taylor Wolfe with 8 aces and 2 kills, 
    Sidney Rohm 3 aces and 1 kill, and Jayla Brown 2 blocks.


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  • Varsity Boys Golf Clinch Season Opener

    The varsity boys golf team won their season-opening match over John Carroll Catholic School on 9/10/19 at Riomar Country Club by a score of 171-204.

    The Pirates were led by a strong play from senior Ryan Niederpruem, who shot 39.


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  • Varsity Volleyball Triumphs Over Master's Academy

    The varsity volleyball team traveled to Master's Academy in Vero Beach on 9/10/19. The Lady Pirates walked away with a straight set win: 25-14, 25-22, 25-18.

    Molly McGee led the team with 12 assists and 5 digs. Alexa Soderman earned 5 aces and 8 kills. Miranda Morey had 2 blocks, and Meredith Burgoon and Ellie Schrock earned 5 digs a piece.


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  • 6th grader Aerin Russel and 8th grader Chase Nelson practice bumping, setting, and spiking during volleyball practice.

    MS Girls' Volleyball

    The 8th volleyball team started their season off with a bang, winning their first game against Pine School, 16-14! 8th grader, Carrington Brown, comments, “We were all excited to win our first game; it was very suspenseful and close!” Jasmine Nunez adds, “ It was super close with PIne School, we won the first set, lost the second, and went into a third set managing to win by 2 points. It was an excellent start to the season.” 


    The 6th-grade volleyball team also started their season with a win! They played against Pine School and ended up winning 25-20! Aerin Russels says, “We did a great job passing and getting the ball over the net!” In addition, Olivia Stovall says, “We did well communicating, and we had a great start to the season.”

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  • Directory

    Parent Directory Headed to the Printer

    LK
    If you need to make any changes to your pink Family Information Sheet, please do so and send it to us ASAP.
    Scanned forms can also be emailed to Morgan Smith.
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    Parent Orientations Canceled

    MJ (lk)
    Parents in all divisions, please be advised that because of the disruption of Hurricane Dorian, there will be no Parent Orientation nights this year. The faculty is of course available to answer any questions you may have, and Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday afternoon and evening and Friday morning, October 10 and 11. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we return to the routine of the School calendar.



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  • Poetry on Display

    7th and 6th-grade English teacher, Ms. Durand, features 7th grader, Molly Rummel’s, Membean poem outside her classroom door. Mr. Durand comments, “I put Molly’s up because I was so impressed by Molly’s word power in a short amount of time, and I wanted other people to be able to enjoy it!” 

    Here is it:

    It was a sunny, bright, and quite cheerful day, 
    The only problem was that my annoying little brother would not go away.
    He followed me around the town
    Looking like a silly little clown.
    First we went to the vintage clothing store
    Where I told the pest to say no more
    I looked at the old, fancy clothes
    When my brother put some heavy clogs on his toes
    He dressed up like the Bride of Frankenstein in an old wedding dress
    And ran around the shop telling people jokes, saying “Guess, guess!”
    After my cheeks turned bright red and my eyes widened,
    I had a great idea and became enlightened.
    Hopefully, a predatory beast, a T-Rex or an alligator
    Would swallow my little brother up and chew em’ up later. 
    So naturally, I need a break
    And I gave my brother twenty bucks to get some steak
    I leapt into the air and danced
    And turned around and glanced
    Once I was sure he was gone
    I ran down the old rusty corroded and eroded road
    To get even farther away from that little toad
    I swallowed some pizza and gulped down lemonade
    Hoping traffic was delayed
    So my little tornado of a brother would be late
    Though we planned to convene after we ate
    But then I saw him, a stained shirt he was wearing
    But wait---what was he carrying?
    A bag full of...candy
    Oh isn't that just dandy!
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  • Reader's Theater in Spanish

    In both 6th and 7th grade we have been doing Reader’s Theater.  In reader’s theater, students “perform” scenes from scripts or class stories. It offers students an entertaining and engaging way to improve their reading comprehension and their speaking fluency. 

    Please click on the headline for more pictures.
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  • Remembering September 11, 2001

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  • SENIOR PORTRAIT AND BABY PHOTO DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

    SENIOR PORTRAIT AND BABY PHOTO DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

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    Dear Seniors and Parents, Senior portraits and baby photos are due Friday, September 20.  
     
    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 for an ad for in local publications and for various parts of graduation exercises. 
    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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  • 6th Grade Volleyball Victorious in Season Opener

    Congratulations to the 6th grade volleyball team for winning their first game this season against the Pine School in Hobe Sound on 9/5/19.

    Although the Lady Pirates were down in a close first set, they rallied back to clinch their second and third sets:  20-25, 25-20, 15-11.


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  • Cross Country Takes Part in Astronaut Invitational

    On 9/7/19, the varsity cross country team competed at the Astronaut Invitational which was held at the Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville. Over 45 different schools from around the state came out for the competition.

    The Lady Pirates finished 31st, ahead of Vero Beach High School, Pine School, and Covenant Christian.  
    Elise Mallon paced the Varsity Girls with an impressive 22:05 5K. Sarah Wolf (25:06), Ellie MacMullan (25:21) and Bridget Nelson (27:40) also added to a strong opening performance.

    The Pirate boys set a positive tone for the upcoming season in this large race as well. The varsity boys team was led by Liam Kavolius (19:49), Christopher Schulze (21:07), Drew Sternberg (21:16), Mac Carnell (21:10) and Aidan Taylor (21:17). 

    The junior varsity boys team was led by Eli Barin (22:44), Luke Damiani (22:44), Sam Thomas (23:21), Jake Damiani (23:41) and Ricky Savage (25:10). 
     
    Great work, Pirates!


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  • Varsity Swimming Competes at Saint Andrew's Invitational

    Varsity swimming competed at the 14th Annual September Splash invitational swim meet at Saint Andrew's School in Boca Raton on 9/7/19.

    Teams included were SES, Saint Andrew's School, King's Academy, Doral Preparatory Academy, and American Heritage (Delray).

    Highlights for Saint Edward's School: 8th grader Alexandra Stern finished 4th in the Girls 500 Yard Freestyle against all high school age competitors. She also placed 6th in the Girls 200 Yard Freestyle.

    Faith Mead, freshman, placed 7th in the Girls 100 Yard Freestyle and 10th in the Girls 50 Yard Freestyle.


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  • 2018-2019 Senior Commissioning Group Photo

    Senior Commissioning Rescheduled

    MJ (lk)
    The make-up date for the Senior Commissioning ceremony has been set for Thursday, September 12 in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts.  The ceremony will begin at 2:10 pm and will conclude with a class photograph on the front stairs of Oglethorpe no later than 3:00 pm.  
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  • Jane has fun with paint

    Senior Parking Space Painting Date Moved

    MJ
    The senior parking lot painting day is now Sunday, September 15 at 9 a.m. Seniors, please have your design ideas submitted to Mr. Seye asap. Only approved designs will be allowed. Painting supplies will be provided.


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  • August

    2018 Rafting Trip

    Freshman Rafting Trip Postponed

    MJ (lk)
    Freshman parents, please note that the freshman rafting trip has been postponed. Mr. MacMullan and Mr. Seye will reconvene next week to work on alternate dates.
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  • myQuickcharge

    New Dining Service News

    MJ (lk)
    Parents, if you're still uncertain about the system that charges for school lunches, this document may help a bit. It has more information about the features of myQuickCharge and tips for how to maximize efficiency of the service.
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  • Vaping Image

    US Students Learn More About the Dangers of Vaping

    SB (lk)
    Parents: The Assist team gave a presentation to upper school students about the recent vaping lung disease news. The Center for Disease Control is currently researching cases of a mysterious lung disease found in roughly 200 cases across the country. Scientists are linking vaping devices as the underlying cause. Please take a moment to talk with your child about the dangers of vaping. Research shows that when families have clear expectations about substances, children are more likely to talk with you openly and follow those guidelines. Click to see the content that was shared with students.

    The Assist team is a group of trained faculty members who address substance use prevention and early intervention with students. If you would like more information, please reach out to our school counselor, Sam Borkovic, at sborkovic@steds.org or 772-492-2218. 




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  • Hurricane symbol

    Weather Alert Reminder

    MJ (lk)
    Parents, with Dorian swirling in the Atlantic, it's a good time to remind our community that our emergency communications system uses voicemail, text and email to share updates on the status of the campus during a weather event. Please also refer to our website for updates as well. We use all of these redundant systems to maximize our reach to the community.
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  • CANCELED: All Athletic Practices for Friday (8/30)

    Pirate Parents,

    The Athletics Department at Saint Edward's School has CANCELED all sports practices for all athletes on Friday, August 30.

    Middle School and Upper School practices and games for Thursday, August 29, will commence as scheduled.
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  • No School on Monday, September 2

    No School on Monday, September 2

    (lk)
    It's Labor Day! Enjoy the long weekend. School is expected to resume Tuesday, September 3 (pending any unexpected storm related closings!) Clicke here to learn more about school announcements related to weather events.
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  • Parent Orientation on Thursday, September 5

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    You are invited to meet all of your child's teachers on Thursday, September 5, 2019, beginning at 7:00 pm. This is a great way to start out the new year.
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  • Pirate Pride Welcome Dinner

    Pirate Pride Welcome Dinner

    (lk)
    We hope to see your family at the Pirate Pride Welcome Dinner on Friday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m. Ticket purchases are easy! Just click and you're set to enjoy some BBQ. The online RSVP system will be closed at the end of the day Wednesday, September 18th. All tickets purchased at the door will be cash only. Need more information? Contact event chair Kelley Della Porta.


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  • Varsity Volleyball Soars Over Merritt Island Christian School

    Girls varsity volleyball won a thrilling match in 5 sets on 8/28/19 against Merritt Island Christian School in Merritt Island: 18-25, 13-25, 25-21, 25-17, 15-11.

    The Lady Pirates were led by Molly McGee with 33 assists, Alexa Soderman with 31 kills, Alice Grace Lockwood with 5 aces, and Meredith Burgoon with 5 aces, 12 digs.


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  • Eighth Grade English Wheel of States

    Eighth Grade English Wheel of States

    kmurphy (lk)
    In an activity designed to learn about the different US states, eighth grade history students randomly selected states to study, and now all 50 states are represented by the class of 2024! Students were eager to partner their course learning with current issues in their states.  For instance, students started the year off learning and researching Native American cultures in their respective states as our curriculum covers first American culture and history.  Mr Mohr is excited about this new learning opportunity and will keep us updated with new experiences!
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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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  • JV Volleyball Rallies Against Spartans

    Junior varsity volleyball defeated Somerset College Prep Academy from Port Saint Lucie on 8/23/19 at the Up on Top Volleyball facility in Port Saint Lucie.

    The Lady Pirates lost their first set but came back to win a thrilling second set and third set:  14-25, 25-22, 15-10.

    Rosie Baker with 5 aces, 2 kills, 1 dig; Ivy Yang with 4 aces, 2 kills, 1 assist; Riley Kesterson with 2 aces, 1 kill, 1 dig; Sidney Rohm with 5 aces, 1 block.


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  • Ayson McIntosh (7) presents his personal coat of armor in History class.

    Happening Now in the Middle School

    A day in the life of a Middle School student.

    Click on the headline for more photos.
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  • Middle School Athletics

    As swimming, football, volleyball, and cross country (the fall sports) approach, students are eager to participate in practices and games. 8th-grade varsity swimmer: Alexandra Stern said: “The season has started off really great, even though it can sometimes be challenging, too.” Conor Powell, a 7th-grade cross country runner comments, "This year’s cross country season started well. We are working on our running form because we are long-distance runners, and we need to work on our endurance. Also, we have been learning how to be stronger mentally and physically.”
      
    MK Watson, an 8th grade volleyball player, said, “Our team has started very strong, the team is working really well together, and our practices are very productive.” Cavanaugh Corrie, a 7th-grade football participant, adds, “Our team lacks a bit of discipline, but when it comes to playing we are terrific, and I think if we focus we could win the season!”  

    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)
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  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music is the fall school musical about a naive, young nun who looks over the tuneful, Von Trapp Family during WWll. During Maria’s journey, she experiences many thrilling adventures and powerful lessons. The middle school students participating in the play are Lily Artigas (7), Victoria Delillo (7), Molly Rummel (7), Emily Leonard (8), Emma Kruntorad (7), Savannah Brown (7), Findlay Beckwith (6), Owen Miller (8), Addison Logemann (7), Matthew Barrett (6), and Becca Hurley (7). The Sound of Music will be performed on October 18th and 19th. Congratulations to all of the students partaking in the play!
    Contributed by Grace Haller (8)
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  • At Your Service: SES Community Service Hours

    At Your Service: SES Community Service Hours

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Saint Edward's School upper school students are required to complete 100 community service hours before graduation. Here's a glimpse into our service experiences and the impact our students have made!


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  • Calling All SES Dads!

    Calling All SES Dads!

    MJ (lk)
    Dads from all divisions (sorry moms!) are invited to the inaugural SES Dads Kickoff Event, hosted by Chris Brown from 6-9 p.m. on September 26. The Dads Group enjoys a number of fun-filled, manly events throughout the year, solely to bond and have fun as (mostly) grown-up Pirates. Click for details on the event.


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  • External Studies Fall 2019

    External Studies Fall 2019

    Morgan Smith (lk)
    Join us as we go Beyond The Bell! Once again, we are proud to offer External Studies in the fall. With literally something for everyone, our classes start in September and extend through December. Our goal is to provide each child with a fun and engaging experience where they can discover their passions. Our emphasis on quality, combined with our beautiful and one-of-a-kind campus, provides for an experience your child will cherish. Please visit steds.org/beyondthebell to register today! More information available in the Fall brochure.  
      

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  • Head of School Finalist Candidate to Visit on Monday, August 26

    Head of School Finalist Candidate to Visit on Monday, August 26

    WP (lk)
    Come meet Stuart Hirstein a finalist in our Head of School Search.
     
    We will be conducting two open sessions; one for all Faculty & Staff and the other for all Parents & Local Alumni.

    Faculty and Staff  Open Session
     
    Monday, August 26
    4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts
     
    All Parent and Local Alumni Open Session
     
    Monday, August 26
    5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts
     
    These are open forums and there is no need to RSVP.   
     

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  • Kelly Hudson happily shares the hard work of the LS Student Council

    LS Student Council Rises Together

    KH (lk)
    Each year the Lower School Student Council does something to help our community. For the culmination of our Together We Rise project, students made 20 fleece blankets for bags to be given to children in the foster care program. Lily Totten from Place of Hope accepted the bags. This was an amazing project for our students to experience. Now 6th grader Carrie Jane Fykes, who participated in the program while in the LS, says, "Student Council made duffel bags full of blankets and toys for the foster kids, because they usually carry a trash bag full of their clothes. This made me feel good, because we helped kids who needed it." Payton Andrews added, "I was happy to take part in We Rise Together, because I wasn’t just thinking about keeping foster kids warm. I was also thinking about when they are going through a tough time that blanket could help them. It could bring them security and a sense of comfort. I really like being a part of something that gives back."
     

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  • Flik Dining

    Welcome, Flik Dining

    MJ (lk)
    We are very excited to welcome Flik Dining Services to Saint Edward’s School, and they are off to a great start!  Our students are letting us know how much they love the new food program.  In order to continue fostering this new relationship, it is very important that you keep your student’s account funded at all times. The best way to keep tabs on the balance is to either set up auto-funding or select a minimum balance to be notified that you need to add funds.  We appreciate your attention to this important matter and hope your students continue to enjoy Flik! Don't forget to download the app or use your desktop for account balances and menu options. Everything you need is on the Dining Resource tile at mySTEDS.
     

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  • Mrs. Bischoff

    First Impressions of 8th Grade

    Even though I have been in the middle school since 6th grade, I still get nervous on the first day of school, and I still get concerned about my locker, getting to class on time, and where to sit at lunch. However, there are a couple of tips I have picked up along the way like starting the morning off with a nutritious breakfast, packing everything up the night before, and getting work done asap. When I walked in classes, my friends and the teacher’s warm, welcoming smiles, made my nerves disappear immediately. There were also many enjoyable activities! I am so excited to keep progressing and see what else the middle school has in store for the rest of the year! 

    Contributed by Grace Haller 

    Click on the headline for pictures from the first day of school.
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  • Orientations Help Students Get Off to a Good Start

    On Monday, all of the students new to 7th and 8th grade, and the entire 6th grade, came to school for orientation. During this time they organized their lockers, had technology training, and learned where their classrooms are located. The orientation for new 7th and 8th grade students is led by returning students while the 6th grade advisors lead the 6th grade orientation. Many thanks to Mrs. Fykes and Dr. Hurley for hosting the technology portion of the orientations. Also, the sixth grade advisors did an excellent job getting our youngest students acclimated to Saint Edward's Middle School. The orientations allow all of our students to get off to a great start of school.

    Please click on the headline for more photos of the Middle School student orientations.
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  • Stephany Cooksey is the new School Librarian and will teach 7th grade RWT.

    New Faculty in Middle School

    The Middle School welcomes three new faculty members.

    Please click on the headline for more photos.
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  • The graduating class of 2019

    Baccalaureate and Commencement Photos Now Available

    MJ
    It was a joyful weekend, full of family, friends and three days of celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2019. Click for a brief album of highlights. JPR Images has over 1,000 photos that can be purchased, as well as a copy of the hardcopy photo book  Individual images are available at: jprimages.com/steds


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  • Mrs. Bischoff

    Happening Now in the Middle School

    Opening day of school!

    Please click on headline for more photos.
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  • MS Locker Set-Up

    Returning students may be on-campus from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Monday, August 19th to set up their locker. Please remember that any type of tape or glue is not allowed to be used on the lockers. Magnets are encouraged.
    Students must be accompanied by a parent as teachers will be in meetings.

    Information regarding lockers and combinations will be sent to individual students via email on Monday, August 12th.
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  • MS Students: See you on Tuesday, August 20!

    Except for the 6th grade and NEW 7th and 8th grade students. We'll see you at orientation on Monday, August 19, 2019.

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  • July

    A Note from Mrs. Wengler ~ 8th Grade English

    Dear 8th Grade Students, 
     
    I hope you are relaxing and thoroughly enjoying the summer break. To help with your reading comprehension with the summer novels, Unbroken and one from the "other" list, I created two documents to prepare you for the first week back at school. Please feel free to work ahead, jot down notes, or use these as a guide for your reading. I will not be grading the Unbroken study guide, and the "other" summer reading project will be due at the end of our first week back. 
     
    Unbroken Study Guide
     
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  • All 6th and New 7th & 8th Student Meetings

    All 6th grade students (those that attended Saint Edward's last year AND those entering from other schools), as well as, any NEW TO SAINT EDWARD'S SCHOOL 7th and 8th grade students should make an appointment with Mrs. Murphy in July or early August in preparation for the new school year.
     
    Parents are highly encouraged to join this meeting. During this time we will talk about classes, review the structure of the schedule, take another tour of the Middle School and answer any questions you may have. This meeting typically lasts about an hour and does not take the place of orientation.
     
    Please contact Mrs. Murphy at 772-492-2103 or kmurphy@steds.org to make your appointment. Mrs. Murphy will be out of town July 12, 15 and July 19-August 2. She cannot take appointments after August 7, 2019.
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  • Congratulations to MS Academic Awards Winners

    The following Middle School students are recognized for their outstanding achievement during the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year.
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  • Happy Summer, MS!

    We hope you are having a wonderful summer. This edition of View from the Middle includes important information for Middle School students and their families. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office (772-492-2103) or email kmurphy@steds.org.
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  • Last of the Summer Vacation Photos

    Luke Damiani (8) on a tree swing while stopping at an island inside Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
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  • Middle School Athletics (except for football) start Wednesday, August 21st

    Middle School students will have sign ups for Fall Athletics on the first day of school and begin practice on the second day of school. 

    PLEASE MAKE SURE THE STUDENT HAS ALL OF THE ATHLETIC PHYSICAL PAPERWORK FILLED OUT AND SIGNED BY A DOCTOR PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE.
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  • Middle School football starts August 12 at 4:00

    If you have any questions about Middle School footbal, please contact Head Coach David Rogers (drogers@steds.org).

    PLEASE MAKE SURE THE STUDENT HAS ALL OF THE ATHLETIC PHYSICAL PAPERWORK FILLED OUT AND SIGNED BY A DOCTOR PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE.

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  • MS Athletics Start Dates

    Middle School Football practice begins on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Players should meet by the locker rooms near the pool. All players should bring cleats and tennis shoes in case of rain. Please make sure to have all athletic paperwork turned in before the first day of practice. Please contact David Rogers (drogers@steds.org) if you have any questions.
     
    All other Middle School sports will begin practice on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Sign-ups for teams will occur on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
    Don't forget to get all of your athletic paperwork turned in before practice starts.
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  • MS Football Practice Starts August 12

    If you are interested in playing Middle School football in the fall, practice starts Monday, August 12th at 4:00 pm.  Physicals need to be up-to-date and all athletic paperwork must be turned in prior to the first day of practice. If you have questions, please contact Coach David Rogers (drogers@steds.org).
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  • Ordering Textbooks and Summer Reading

    Purchasing textbooks is the responsibility of the student's family. Look for this tile under "Resources" on your STEDS account.  PLEASE NOTE:  All digital books with access code will be released in an email on Friday, August 16, 2019.  Please look in your email for this information.
     
     
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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, Tuesday, August 20, 2019. 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 Monday, 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.
     
    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 Monday, August 19 from 1-4 pm. 
     
    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 a swimsuit and towel in addition to their computer. 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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  • School Uniforms

    Uniforms are required for Grades JK-8. The link to the Tommy Hilfiger online order site is on the Parent Portal. Look for this tile:
      
      
     
    PE Uniform UPDATE:
    All PE uniforms must be purchased in one of two ways:
    • Youth sizes small and medium, shorts and shirts, will be for purchase online only (starting on or before June 15).  

      • MS needs to refer to FIFTH grade uniform options when purchasing online.

    • Youth L and XL shirts, Adults S, M and L shirts and PE bags, must be purchased in the Pirate Cove Store after August 13, 2018.  
    Please contact Emily Burgoon at eburgoon@steds.org or 772 492-2318 with questions.
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  • Second Semester Academic Honors List

    Congratulations to all of the students who made the Head of School, Honor Roll, and Dean's List for second semester of the 2018-2019 school year. 

    Please click here to see the list.
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  • Send summer pictures to Mrs. Murphy

    Send a picture of what you are doing this summer with a short explanation to Mrs. Murphy (kmurphy@steds.org) and the photo(s) will be published in next month's View from the Middle. 
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  • Sound of Music Auditions

    The Theatre department is excited to announce that "Sound of Music" will be the Fall Musical for the 2019-2020 school year.  Auditions will be open to all students in 4th-12th grades and will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 and 22, with callbacks on Friday, August 23.  This is the first week of school so be ready!  There are no requirements for auditions, but if you have a song prepared, you may sing it.  For more information, e-mail Mrs. Baker at mbaker@steds.org.
     
     
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  • Still Need a Computer? Order by July 15

    You may still order your computers through the school. The deadline is July 15, 2019. Simply go to the Parent Resources page from www.steds.org (you'll need to log in), click on the Technology at SES tile, and to go through the ordering process. It does take some time to load the software, so the earlier you order, the better.
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  • Uniform Changes for Next Year

    As you plan for the 2019-2020 school year please note the following changes and expectations for the MS dress code:
    1. All outerwear must be properly fitted (no oversized or tight fitting clothing and no hooded sweatshirts)
    2. Girls' skirts must be no more than 3" above the knee
    3. Reminder that belts must be worn with all pants and shorts
    4. Socks must be visible
    5. Sneakers are permitted but must be of modest coloring and design ( no high top styles)
     
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  • Update on MS Student 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 Monday, August 19th.
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  • Volunteers Needed to Help at MS 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 Monday, August 19, 2019 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.

    I need a list of volunteers by next Wednesday, August 14th.
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  • June

    6th Grade GEP

    Sixth Grade Travels the World

    MJ (lk)
    Sixth graders went around the world in a morning when they presented their Global Expedition Projects to teachers, parents and other guests. From Cuba to Saudi Arabia, these students shared work that took the entire school year to gather. Click for a brief album of highlights.


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  • Tugging for the win!

    Year End Fun in the Lower School

    MJ (lk)
    The waning days of the School year didn't stop our smallest Pirates from having a rollicking good time. Check out this album of outdoor highlights, graciously and delightfully captured by Mrs. Clemente, Mrs. Chin and some quick snapping parents. Thank you!
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  • May

    Students pose with Mr. Hurley

    Prom Photos Have Arrived

    MJ (lk)
    Thanks to Pirate mom Daisy Burns, we have some beautiful prom photos to share. All of these images can be downloaded and saved. Enjoy!

    Prom Group 1
    Prom Group 2
    Prom Group 3


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  • School Computer Requirements Notice

    School Computer Requirements Notice

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    Reminder: Each student in grades 6–12 must have a MacBook laptop computer for use at school. Computers can be purchased on your own or through the school. The Tech Office will begin accepting orders through the school on Friday, June 1.
    To place an order through the school please log into mySTEDS and visit the TECHNOLOGY tile in the school's RESOURCE BOARDS.  


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  • Science Fair

    STEDS and Fellsmere Elementary School

    Annette Galindo
    This year the Social Justice Club had the opportunity to assist Fellsmere Elementary School (FES) on numerous occasions. Two of the more memorable ones were helping judge their Science Fair Competition last November and most recently, we celebrated the achievements of fourth graders with regards to reading competency. Several of these students who were tutored by SES students surpassed their goals for literacy this academic year. Mr. MacMullan, Dr. Monahan, Mrs. Sternberg, and Mrs. Wald, helped make this possible by accompanying our students to FES and judging. Thank you to the faculty, staff, and students from STEDS who supported this opportunity to serve a neighboring community.
     

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  • Summer work tile

    Summer Work and Reading List 2019

    MJ (lk)
    Pirates, summer work assignments and reading lists are now available at mySTEDS. This summer work information is posted on the SUMMER READING BOOK LIST and WORK tile on the mySTEDS resource boards and has work for all grade levels and subject matters, so take a peek now to think about how to work these assignments into the summer to avoid the dreaded August panic! Mrs. Stalquist has made book purchasing very efficient, too, because now you can copy the ISBN number from a Google doc and shop around for the best prices. Textbook information will be shared later in the summer when Follett launches the book purchasing site.

    PLEASE NOTE:  The Follett Virtual Campus online bookstore will be unavailable during the scheduled outage period beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm CDT and ending on Monday, June 3, 2019.  They are working to upgrade their current website for an effortless shopping experience to use on all electronic devices.  


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  • Share your reading fun!

    Tell Us What You're Reading!

    MJ
    While all students have a summer reading list to tackle, we want to know what you're reading for fun! Parents, share your story snuggles with your littles as well as what you're reading during the summer. Students, what's that paperback that's in the bottom of your beach bag? Sharing your stories is easy and will give our community ideas for books to pick up and enjoy over the summer. Simply click and save the link to connect and share! We can't wait to see where books take you in the next two months!


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  • Theater Department announces "Sound of Music" for Fall Musical

    Maggie Baker
    The Theatre department is excited to announce that "Sound of Music" will be the Fall Musical for the 2019-2020 school year.  Auditions will be open to all students in 4th-12th grades and will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 and 22, with callbacks on Friday, August 23.  This is the first week of school so be ready!  There are no requirements for auditions, but if you have a song prepared, you may sing it.  For more information, e-mail Mrs. Baker at mbaker@steds.org.


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  • Dramatic Dance

    Yvonne M Miller
    Dance as it enhances Drama. Students will choreograph a piece of music
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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Absolute Truth

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Absolute Truth

    Today's wise words are from Thích Nhất Hạnh. Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Zen Master and Vietnamese Buddhist monk author and peace activist, founder of the Plum Village Tradition which is a Monastery in southwest France:
     
    “If at some point in your life you adopt an idea or a perception as the absolute truth, you close the door of your mind. This is the end of seeking the truth. And not only do you no longer seek the truth, but even if the truth comes in person and knocks on your door, you refuse to open it. Attachment to views, attachment to ideas, attachment to perceptions are the biggest obstacle to the truth.” Thich Nhat Hanh


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  • Oscar wearing the gold medal from the world championships in Scotland last year.

    2018 World Karate Champion Oscar Henriquez

    OH (lk)
    Hard work pays off! Two years ago Oscar Henriquez, a black belt in karate, qualified for the AAU-USA National Karate Team by earning a gold, silver or a bronze medal at the 2017 AAU Karate Nationals in Raleigh, North Carolina. He spent nearly a year of hard training at the dojo (karate school) and the gym, averaging about 7 hours of training per week to prepare for other international championship competitions last year, where he competed and won against competitors from all over the world! Oscar hopes to qualify in Chicago so he can make the Junior Team USA for karate and be able to compete at the Panamerican Karate Championships in Ecuador this August. We are pulling for you, Oscar!! #PiratePride
    (Click the headline to see additional photos and read the compelete story in Oscar's words.)


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  • Follett

    Follett Online Textbook Buyback Program

    Great news!  This year we are using Follet's online buyback site at www.fvcbuyback.com.  There are many benefits to selling your books online, some of which include: there is no timeline to sell the books back, you will receive an instant price quote and a free prepaid shipping label is provided.  You also have the ability to use your mobile phone by downloading the ValoreBooks Sellback App. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Follett Customer Service at 1-888-382-3383 or customerservice@fvc.follett.com. Click here for the Follett Online Buyback Informational Flyer.

    PLEASE NOTE:  The Follett Virtual Campus online bookstore will be unavailable during the scheduled outage period beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm CDT and ending on Monday, June 3, 2019.  They are working to upgrade their current website for an effortless shopping experience to use on all electronic devices.  




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  • Ghana Presentation to Junior Kindergarten

    Danielle Miner (lk)
    Mr. Ahiable, the father of Sydelle Ahiable and Norlan Ahiable, shared some wonderful information about his home country of Ghana with our junior kindergarten classes. The children were fascinated to learn about Ghana traditions, see images of the beautiful country of Ghana and share in some Ghana artifacts Mr. Ahiable brought with him. What a special time for the children to experience a different culture!
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  • Fiona Zimmerman meets one of her students

    Kenya Presentation Shows Impact of Connection

    (lk)
    At a recent US assembly Fiona Zimmerman presented a short program highlighting her trip to Africa. After devoting two years to developing the Kenya Tutoring Project, Ms. Kennedy decided it was time to meet the students and get a first-hand experience of being part of the Phildean School community. Daughter Fiona was lucky enough to be able to make the trip, and the experience changed her in a multitude of ways. Watch for a detailed article in the upcoming spring Watermark, and in the meantime, take a moment to watch this video produced by rising senior Max Jenkins.

    Kenya video 

     
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  • Summer Camp Activities, include boating on the water, learning chess and lego robotics!

    SES Summer Camp

    Morgan Smith (lk) (gm)
    Are you looking for a fun addition to your usual summer routine? Then, join us for summer camp right here at Saint Edward’s School. Registration is available online: 
    http://www.steds.org/summercamp
    (Click the headline to see the many options available this summer).


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  • THE CROW'S NEST YEARBOOK: 2019 Dedication and Recognition

    The Crow's Nest Yearbook: 2019 Dedication and Recognition

    (lk)
    Yearbook Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Zoltak and Senior Design Editor Catherine Campione revealed the 2019 Crow's Nest at an assembly in April. Once again this year the Crow's Nest has been recognized in Walsworth's Gallery of Excellence. Only 5% of the books published nationally are included in this esteemed group,

    During the assembly, US English faculty member Bill Keating was suprised and honored to be chosen for this year's Yearbook Dedication. Elizabeth spoke about Mr. Keating during the assembly (click headline to read more).

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  • End of Year Locker Reminder

    End of Year Locker Reminder

    Grayson Miller (lk)
    This is a friendly reminder for upper school students to please make sure to clean out their locker before school is dismissed for the summer. Starting on Friday, May 31, at noon, our school staff will begin cleaning and prepping the lockers for next year. It is imperative that all items be removed from lockers before this date. Thank you so much for your help with this matter, and we hope you have a great summer break!


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  • New polos have arrived!

    From the Pirate Cove School Store: Brand New Uniform Polos for Upper School Boys

    eburgoon (lk)
    The Champion uniform polo just arrived in the Pirate Cove.  This updated shirt comes in navy or white and will replace the Under Armour version for upper school boys. Priced at only $39.50, there's no reason to wait until August! Open May 27-31 from 7:45 am-12:15 pm Tuesday-Friday.


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  • Father Tommy bids adieu

    Father Tommy's Last Chapel to the US

    MJ (lk)
    On Wednesday, Father Tommy delivered his last Chapel to Upper School students, and at the end, was celebrated with a standing ovation from the entire audience. His final prayer is a lesson for all of us, and is attributed to Sir Francis Drake:

     
    Disturb us, Lord, when
    We are too well pleased with ourselves,
    When our dreams have come true
    Because we have dreamed too little,
    When we arrived safely
    Because we sailed too close to the shore.
     
    Disturb us, Lord, when
    With the abundance of things we possess
    We have lost our thirst
    For the waters of life;
    Having fallen in love with life,
    We have ceased to dream of eternity
    And in our efforts to build a new earth,
    We have allowed our vision
    Of the new Heaven to dim.
     
    Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
    To venture on wider seas
    Where storms will show your mastery;
    Where losing sight of land,
    We shall find the stars.
    We ask You to push back
    The horizons of our hopes;
    And to push into the future
    In strength, courage, hope, and love.

    Father Tommy, you will be deeply missed. We are all so grateful and better because of your contributions to this community. Thank you.
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  • Check out the deals in the school store!

    From the Pirate Cove School Store: End of the Year Sale Starts May 20!

    eburgoon (lk)
    The biggest sale of the year starts Monday, May 20!  Stop in for big savings on all spirit wear.  Sale ends May 31.
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  • LS Report Cards Available mid-June

    Lower School Report Cards Available Mid-June

    Jo Giesecke (lk)
    By mid-June, report cards for lower school students in pre-kindergarten through grade five will be available online. To view report cards, log into your mySTEDS account (www.steds.org). Select your child’s name from the upper left corner (if you only have one child, their name and picture will be visible). On the Progress tab of your child’s record, on the Performance tile, click the “Report Cards” link. Then click on the desired report, which will open in a new window as a pdf.
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  • HOS Banner

    Please note: EOY Head of School Search Update

    MJ
    Wendy Porter released a letter last night with an update on the HOS search status. Please click here if you missed it. 
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  • National Spanish Exam: ¡Felicitaciones!

    Annette Galindo
    Congratulations to all the Spanish students who took the 2018-2019 National Spanish Examinations. 
    The following students attained Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honors recognition for excellent performance:

    Gold
    Mei Bao-he

    Silver
    Lauren Chesley
    Kira Manelski
    Avery Critchfield
    Isabel Jennings
    Savanna Ware
    Clara Martin
    John Sarbak
    Lia E. Vicens-Garcia*

    Bronze
    Jay Leibik*
    Laurel Logemann
    Colby Stebbins
    Antara Ghai
    Alexa Soderman
    Jackson Watson
    Charlotte Yates
    Ashby Taylor
    Oscar Henriquez*
    Katie Alerte

    Honors
    Dhanika Perez*
    Alexandra Henriquez*
    Mariana Box 
    Alexander Beare
    Clark Nelson
    Amira Hussamy
    Giuliana Battista
    Morgan Chapman
    Cameron Katz
    Stephan Lindenthal
    Jensen Manelski
    Colin Pickering
    Ellie Schrock
    Sean Motto
    William Bahl
    Bridget Nelson
    Cameron Pugh
    Ruoyu (Alejandro) Wang*
    Michael (Miguelito) Mangieri
    Samantha Camp
    Christopher Fashek
    Anand Chundi
    *Bilingual

    The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 146,000 students participating in 2019.” ¡Felicitaciones!
     


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  • Follett Online Textbook Buyback

    NOT WORKING Follett Online Textbook Buyback Program

    Angie Stalquist (lk)
    Great news!  This year we are using Follet's online buyback site at www.fvcbuyback.com.  There are many benefits to selling your books online, some of which include: there is no timeline to sell the books back, you will receive an instant price quote and a free prepaid shipping label is provided.  You also have the ability to use your mobile phone by downloading the ValoreBooks Sellback App. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Follett Customer Service at 1-888-382-3383 or customerservice@fvc.follett.com. Click here for the Follett Online Buyback Informational Flyer.





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  • An Afternoon Among Manatees: International Students Explore HBOI

    An Afternoon Among Manatees: International Students Explore HBOI

    Shelby Fontana (lk)
    What do clownfish breeding, green house grown coral and submersibles have in common? They can all be found at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. This past Friday, junior Edward Wei and Mrs. Fontana were treated to a VIP tour of the facility, as a result of Edward’s People's Choice award for the Ocean Science Art Contest—a contest open to students in grades 6-12 from Indian River County and St. Lucie County.  Edward’s illustration of a manatee wearing a spacesuit entitled When the Temperature Change Becomes too Erratic, is a poignant depiction of the effects of global warming on manatees. Along their tour, the two were delighted to catch glimpses of the massive, yet docile sea cows—the gentle giants were a definite highlight of the day!  #PiratePride #howSESlearns #globaloutlook


     
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  • Girls try spicy candy from Mexico

    Around the World in Two Hours

    MJ
    The entire MS and some lucky US students got the opportunity to travel the world today during the annual Multi-Cultural Day. Students danced in Africa, tried food from Mexico and Columbia, learned a bit of German, enjoyed crepes in France and experienced a little bit of London, among others. Special thanks to Senora Meija for organizing this very special annual event, and to all of the volunteers for sharing your time and experiences with our students.


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  • Dylan Redmond readies the launch

    Eighth Grade Reaches for the Sky

    MJ
    Eighth grade science students tested and launched their water rockets over the last two week as their last big project for the year. Click for a fun
    highlights video.


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  • Oyster beds

    Pirates Saving the Lagoon

    MB (lk)
    Ms. Buckley's Marine Biology Honors and Dr. Monahan's Biology-2 Honors classes had the opportunity to help create oyster cages last week with scientists from the Ocean Research and Conversation Association (ORCA) based in Fort Pierce. The pilot phase of this project will deploy these oyster cages with approximately 30 adult oysters in each off private docks in The Moorings Yacht & Country Club this summer. The test phase is to determine the best locations and depths to place the cages to get a good snapshot of the concentration of toxins in the Indian River Lagoon. The oysters will be used a sentinel species, since they are filter feeders, and any chemicals or toxins they filter can be incorporated into their tissues and provide scientists with a glimpse of what is going on in the water column. Thank you to all the students, scientists and visitors from The Moorings!


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  • Plan Ahead for Fall Athletics

    Plan Ahead for Fall Athletics

    MJ (lk)
    Parents, please be aware that practices for fall athletics start before the first day of school. In fact, if your child plays or wants to play varsity basketball or lacrosse, there are some opportunities for conditioning throughout the summer. Please contact the coaches for the conditioning schedule. In the meantime, click on the athletic download Fall Sports Start Dates 2019.


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Reinhold Niebuhr

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Reinhold Niebuhr

    Today's quote comes from Reinhold Niebuhr, yes I have used his quotes before. Mr. Niebuhr was an American Reformed theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor:

    “Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, Therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.” Reinhold Niebuhr


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  • Juniors visit Washington DC

    DC Trip Planning Meeting Invitation

    GZ (lk)
    Students and parents are invited to attend a pre-planning meeting for the 2020 Washington, DC trip! Spots will be limited for this trip, and students are encouraged to plan early. The meeting will be held Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. in US 621 (Mr.Zugrave's room).
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  • Final Exams Schedule

    Final Exams Schedule

    Dorian Moure (mc)
    Exams will be taken as scheduled; no exceptions, except for students that are taking double exams in a subject; hence, additional test will be taken during “conflicts.”






    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    MATH 8:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    HISTORY 8:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

    Thursday, May 30, 2019
    SCIENCE 8:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

    Friday, May 31, 2019
    WORLD LANGUAGE 8:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
    CONFLICTS/ELECTIVES 10:15 a.m. - 11:50a.m.


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  • From the School Nurse: Summer is in Sight - Here Comes the Heat

    From the School Nurse: Summer is in Sight - Here Comes the Heat

    We want our students to have a safe, wonderful summer break. Before you round up your family and head for the beach, park, or the mountains this summer, read up on ways to make your days in the sun safe as well as fun. Here are some Stay Safe Summer Tips for Parents  - you'll find handy printables for things like animal bites, heat illness, & poison ivy to name a few.

    This little chart is handy for summer; vacations, camp, & just about anytime outside: Heat Related Illnesses Chart


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  • MK Sams

    Senior Internships this Week

    The Class of 2019 spanned the globe for their internship week this year. Philip Chen returned to China to serve as a translator for an American company that is collaborating with a Chinese tech firm. He reports that the most difficult part is translating Chinese slang to English. Lauren Savage, who has dreams of becoming a nurse, shadowed doctors at the Cleveland Clinic and was able to observe joint repairs and a reverse amputation. Will Sternberg spent a week on Wall Street, and other students worked in orthodonture, veterinarian medicine and media. Students are tasked with securing their own jobs early in the spring, and they are evaluated by their superiors on attentiveness, work ethic and attention to detail. Click for a brief album of highlights.


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  • Volunteer for the PA today!

    The PA Needs Your Skills

    RN (lk)
    Please consider joining our team of passionate and committed volunteers to Saint Edward’s School. For more specific information, please contact Gretchen Szentirmai, gretchenszentirmai@gmail.com.
    Trunk Show Co-Chairs: We are gathering interested parties to Chair the 28th annual Trunk Show. The Chairs are responsible for organizing and executing the Association’s annual Trunk Show with the support of the entire PA Executive Board and volunteers from the entire SES community. Chairs are able to put their creative touch and organizational talents to work as well as recruit sub-committee chairs to an already well structured event.
    Upper School Grade Representatives 2019-2020 School Year: Grade Reps are the key link for distributing information between the PA and the parents in their respective grade. Responsibilities include communicating with the grade parents via email several times during the school year and organizing grade level specific events.
    Dads & Donuts Chair: (9/18/19): Coordinate the event by ordering donuts and beverages. Coordinating volunteers (parents sign up on iVolunteer) to bring items and volunteer to serve donuts and beverages to dads and their children.


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  • Lost and Found

    Upper School Lost & Found Reminder

    With the end of school rapidly approaching, all Upper School students are encouraged to visit the Lost and Found in the Administration Building one last time to recover their missing itemsMrs. Miller will begin cleaning out the Upper School Lost and Found the week after school is dismissed for summer break.
     

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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Legacy

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Legacy

    Todays wise words come from two people, Jean Vanier and Rachel Held Evans. Recently both of these important spiritual figures died. Jean Vanier was a Canadian Catholic philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian. In 1964 he founded L'Arche, an international federation of communities spread over 37 countries, for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them. Rachel Held Evans was an American Christian columnist, blogger and author and very influential progressive evangelical. Below are just two quotes, one from each person, that spoke to me about who they were and some of their legacy.
     
    "We don't know what to do with our own weakness except to hide it or pretend it doesn't exist. So how can we welcome fully the weakness of another if we haven't welcomed our own weakness?"
    Jean Vanier
    “Imagine if every church (Synagogue, Mosque, or Temple) became a place where everyone is safe, but no one is comfortable. Imagine if every church (Synagogue, Mosque, or Temple) became a place where we told one another the truth. We might just create sanctuary.”
    Rachel Held Evans
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  • Class of 2019 Gets Real World Experiences Via Senior Internships

    Class of 2019 Gets Real World Experiences via Senior Internships

    (lk)
    The senior class is venturing out into our community and across the country to get an authentic experience in the working world as they participate in Senior Internship Week. Students are interning for doctors, accountants, real estate developers, car dealerships and technology companies, to name a few. This program is a unique and important element to the graduation process, and students benefit and grow from the lessons learned. Click on the headline above to get a first glance of our students on the job.
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  • Fiesta!

    Eighth Grade Spanish Feasts

    MJ
    Senora Omawale's eighth grade Spanish students enjoyed a banquete while presenting their dishes on power point and video. The table was laden with delicioso treats such as steak burritos, enchiladas and tres leches cake.
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  • From the Pirate Cove School Store: The Perfect Gifts for your Graduating Pirate

    eburgoon (lk)
    Grab one of these gifts for your grad the next time you're on campus.  The perfect way to say "Congratulations" to Pirates of all ages!


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  • Laughter is Universal

    International Student Club: Laughter is Universal

    Shelby Fontana (lk)
    International students came together as a group for their last club meeting on Thursday, with “honorary” international student, Anand Chundi, joining them. “Anand has been a regular presence in the International Student Club over the last couple of months. It is so refreshing to see and hear people of different languages, backgrounds and cultures coming together. Laughter really is universal!” said Mrs. Fontana. Anand hopes to visit his friends in China this summer—a true testimony to the very real value of having an international student presence on campus.       
     

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  • Mr. B is now Dr. B

    Mr. B is now Dr. B

    Marie Campione
    Director of Choral Music Anthony Baron shared some exciting news: He just concluded his oral defense at Eastman, passed the exam, and officially completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He will receive his diploma at the Eastman commencement ceremonies in late May. Congratulations, Dr. Baron! #PiratePride
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  • Oakes and Pines Win in State Rowing Regatta

    Oakes and Pines Win in State Rowing Regatta

    (lk)
    Kylie Oakes and Eddie Pines each won the state championship in their respective boats at the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association state regatta in Sarasota. Kylie rows for Treasure Coast Rowing and Eddie rows for Vero Beach Rowing. So proud of these two for their successes and doing what they love so well! #PiratePride
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  • Seniors Last Day of School 2019

    Seniors Last Day of School 2019

    Marie Campione (lk)
    May 3 was the last official day of school for seniors, and the day did not disappoint! It began with creative commutes to school for ABC Day (Anything But Cars), a virtual walk down memory lane with the "Seniors as First Grade Buddies" slideshow (where Mrs. Sternberg and Mr. MacMullan read aloud the advice our current seniors left their senior buddies 12 years earlier!), the "Senior Memories" video and some sage advice from Mr. MacMullan (which was oddly similar to the advice given by the seniors as first graders :-). The day concluded with a successful Senior Walk through the School's corridors as the seniors said tearful goodbyes to mentors and friends and ended down at the school dock with the River Jump.

    Take a look at this year's take on these time-honored traditions:
    ABC Day Photo Album
    Seniors Take the Leap
    Senior Memories Video and Senior Walk River Jump Video (*use dropdown menu to select video (*Senior Memories video produced by yearbook staff member Katrina Smith and the Crow's Nest Yearbook Staff)
    River Jump (Dock) Photo Albums
    *Special thanks to Yearbook Photographer Josh Canevari and Professional Photographer Daisy Burns for their help in covering the day's events!






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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: This Amazing Day

    Today's wise words come from E. E. Cummings. Edward Estlin "E. E." Cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. I have included a link to a beautiful musical rendition to his poem so you can listen and read along.
     
    i thank You God for most this amazing
    day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
    and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
    which is natural which is infinite which is yes
    (i who have died am alive again today,
    and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth
    day of life and of love and wings:and of the gay
    great happening illimitably earth)
    how should tasting touching hearing seeing
    breathing any—lifted from the no
    of all nothing—human merely being
    doubt unimaginable You?
    (now the ears of my ears awake and
    now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
    E. E. Cummings
     
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  • Tennis Year End Banquet

    Fran Keating (lk)
    On  May 4, 2019, the varsity girls and boys tennis teams had their annual banquet at the Vero Beach Tennis and Fitness Club celebrating their great season. Winning coaches awards were Miranda Morey, Amira Hussamy, Ryan Niederpruem and Jake Damiani (not pictured.)


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  • Treasure Coast Sports Commission Awards

    Treasure Coast Sports Commission Awards

    Fran Keating (lk)
    Treasure Coast Sports Commission Scholar Athlete Awards were announced on May 13, 2019 at The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce. The following athletes were invited to the FACA District 19 Treasure Coast Sports Commission Scholar Athlete awards night:
    TCAC (Treasure Coast Athletic Commission) Garnet Award: Britt Reisman and Lauren Savage

    FACA (Florida Athletics Coaches Association) Awards:
    Boys Swimming Senior Thomas Botero, Girls Swimming 7th grader Alexandra Stern, Boys Soccer Seniors Will Sternberg and Britt Reisman, Boys Lacrosse Senior Will Sternberg and Girls Lacrosse Senior Elizabeth Zoltak. Senior goalie Britt Reisman was a finalist for Player of the Year for Boys Soccer. Congratulations on your accomplisments as student athletes!


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  • The 2019 AWQ Team

    Academic World Quest National Competition

    MJ (lk)
    The Academic World Quest team traveled to Washington, DC, on the last weekend in April and faced tough national competition from some of the best schools in the country. Our team of brilliant minds that proudly competed in the nation's capital included Omar Shareef (Captain), Toby Tettamanti, Katie Croom, Sean Motto, Antara Ghai and Zayna Shaikh. #PiratePride


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  • Athletes for Month of March

    Fran Keating (lk)
    Congratulations to our athletes Elise Mallon and Riker Pratt who are our athletes for the month of March. 

    Junior Elise Mallon has been on the varsity girls lacrosse team for three years.  She began her transition from low defense to defensive midfielder this year, and she immediately made her presence known across the whole field.  During five games in March, many of which found the team short-handed due to illness, Elise scored 4 goals and an assist, fielded 15 ground balls and 7 draw controls, caused 6 turnovers and blocked 2 shots.  Often playing through injury, she set a great example for grit, determination, and coolness under pressure.

    Freshman Riker Pratt has been on the varsity boys lacrosse team for two years.  He is 69% FO percentage, 110 wins, 50 losses.  His efforts at the face-off has strengthened our overall ability to execute our game plan.
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  • Team Carsonite

    Carsonites Compete at State Level

    MJ (lk)
    Team Carsonite traveled to state-level competition in the Envirothon last weekend and brought home second place. Carsonites include Jack Kincus, Wil Johnson, Alexa Soderman, Montana Manelski and Bridget Nelson.  Congratulations!
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  • SENIORS Final Exam Schedule

    SENIORS Final Exam Schedule

    Wednesday, May 8th (“B” Day)
    8:15 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Math
    9:50 a.m. - 10:35 (extended time for all kids as needed)
     
    Thursday, May 9th (“C” Day)
    8:15 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. History
    9:50 a.m. – 10:35 (extended time for all kids as needed)
     
    Friday, May 10th (“D” Day)
    8:15 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Science
    9:50 a.m. – 10:35 (extended time for all kids as needed)
    10:40 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. Electives/Conflicts


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  • Second Graders Learn About Research and Biographies

    Second Graders Learn About Research and Biographies

    Marie Campione
    From Gail Voyles, second grade teacher: The students in second grade read a biography of a famous person, they then wrote a report telling of this person’s life and gave their opinion of the book. This activity culminated in each student memorizing several facts to share while on the Waxlax stage dressed up as the person they researched. We are so proud of the fantastic job they’ve done! #$PiratePride
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  • ABC Day 2019: Seniors Make a Grand Entrance

    ABC Day 2019: Seniors Make a Grand Entrance

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Even the threatening weather did not deter these seniors from arriving at school in Anything But Cars. Rolling beds, bikes, scooters, a hay ride and even a pirate ship stormed the campus early in the morning to celebrate the seniors' last day of school. Click here for a brief album of ABC DAY highlights.


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  • AP Exams Begin May 6

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    From Mrs. Wald in the College Counseling Office: Regularly scheduled exams will take place May 6-17. Students taking late exams will do so on May 22 and 23. Here is the AP exams attendance policy:
    • Students taking a morning AP exam can be excused from school at noon the day prior to prepare for the exam. 
    • Students taking an afternoon AP exam can use the morning for exam preparation and do not need to arrive on campus that day until 11:45 a.m. 
    • Students taking a Monday morning exam do not get any additional time off to prepare. 
    • Per teacher discretion, seniors should continue to attend AP classes even after Senior Walk (except for a conflict with another exam or with an internship).
    • Students should communicate with their teachers to let them know when they will be missing class due to an exam or the preparation time.
    • Students are required to sign out at the front desk when leaving at noon to study for an exam.
    Students should bring No. 2 pencils and pens with black or dark blue ink to every AP exam they are taking. Please let me know if you have any questions. Students, good luck on your exams!
     
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  • Art Exhibit at The Windsor Gallery

    Lourdes Rogers (lk)
    AP & Honor art students' artworks were showcased at The Windsor Gallery during Thursday evening’s closing reception of the famous artist Michael Craig-Martin's exhibit Present Sense.  While on a class trip to The Windsor Gallery, art students created drawings of Then Now after being inspired by the artist’s superimposed works. The following students had their artworks on exhibit: Allie Campione, Catherine Campione, Ellie Huryn, Will Johnson, Caitlin Regan, Katie Turner and Rebecca Wickham.


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  • IRC Student Art Show

    Lourdes Rogers (mc) (lk)
    The Fine Arts Department is very proud of the following students whose artworks were chosen to represent SES at this year’s Indian River County Juried Student Art Show.  The show consisted of student entries from public, charter and private schools.  Upper School Division: Lucie Bergstrom, Caitlin Regan and Will Johnson.  Middle School Division:  Haley Andrews, Giuliana Battista and Becca Hurley.  The awards ceremony took place at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. 1st Place Painting:  Giuliana Battista.  3rd Place Drawing:  Haley Andrews. 2nd Place Painting:  Caitlin Regan.  Congratulations to everyone! 


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  • April

    FCD Logo

    Freedom from Chemical Dependency Training for Parents

    SB (lk)
    The ASSIST Team is based on a substance abuse prevention model provided by an organization called Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD). Our goal is to provide drug and alcohol prevention education to the student body through large group presentations and small group discussions. We also work with individuals and their family when necessary. A representative from FCD is conducting a full-day training session with us in May to review our programming as well as train our new members on early intervention strategies. The trainer is hosting a parent and family session to provide insights on how to talk with your child about substance prevention, how the on-campus ASSIST Team can help, and give more information about FCD. If your child is in grades 4-12th, please consider joining us. Research shows that early childhood and middle school prevention programming is a great first step in reducing teenage substance use. 

    The forum is on Thursday, May 16 from 8:15-9:00 a.m. in the Quiet Room of the library. 
     
    If you have any questions or want to learn more, please reach out to our school counselor, Samantha Borkovicsborkovic@steds.org.

     
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  • NYU Intensive Portfolio Morgan Moss

    Morgan Moss Aims for NYU

    MM (lk)
    Freshman Morgan Moss will be headed to NYU to study art this summer at a highly competitive summer intensive program. She describes the applications process: "I am so excited and honored to be chosen for this high school Summer Art Intensive at NYU. The application process included a 500-word essay about my artistic inspirations, daily creations and different aspects of the program that attracted my interest. (click headline to read entire story)


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  • Boys Varsity LAX Plays in Regional Semi-Finals TONIGHT!!

    Boys Varsity LAX Plays in Regional Quarterfinals TONIGHT!!

    After winning the District Title for the third straight year by defeating Martin County High School last week 16-6 at Vero Beach High School, the boys' varsity lacrosse team goes on to play in the Regional Quarterfinals vs Jupiter High School in Jupiter tonight, April 26 at 7 P.M. Good luck to our LAX Pirates! #PiratePride
     

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  • Pineapple Fried Rice & A Well-Deserved Celebration

    Shelby Fontana (lk)
    On a Thursday evening (fittingly the day before SENIOR Skip Day) senior international students were treated to dinner at Wasabi in Fort Pierce, where the pineapple fried rice was a crowd favorite! Mrs. Fontana, Mrs. Fykes and Mrs. Wald joined the festivities to celebrate seven graduating international students and all of their accomplishments at Saint Edward’s School. “I am honestly in awe of what these students do--traveling to another country, attending school without the immediate support of their family and friends, in a second language no less, and, with some students arriving as early as 9th grade. Their endeavors are undeniably worthy of acknowledgment,” said Mrs. Fontana. A special shout-out to Mrs. Fykes and Mrs. Wald who play an invaluable role in their successes! 


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  • Lucy loves Kiss Me Kate

    Pirate Sails the Great White Way

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    Lucy Kleinschmidt traveled to New York to perform in Kiss Me Kate which is currently playing in Studio 54 with the Roundabout Theatre on Broadway. Lucy did an amazing job performing in this show which stars, among others, Kelli O’Hara, Will Chase, and Corbin Bleu. Following the show, Lucy and her family and friends were joined by the cast of the show in the theatre to celebrate her fantastic performance. Lucy says, "Being on Broadway was one of the best experiences of my life. I got a chance to see how the professionals lived and worked in theatre and the entire experience was absolutely mindblowing. Everyone was extraordinarily nice and of course talented and they all clearly loved what they did. I got to go on stage several times with my own personal costume that let me feel right at home with the rest of the cast. Having this experience really encouraged my love of theatre and performing and now I am sure that acting is the career I want to pursue."
     
     
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  • Zion cheers on the juniors

    Seniors Victorious at Annual Powder Puff Football Game

    MJ
    The sun was still high in the sky on a beautiful April Wednesday when the junior and senior girls faced off on the gridiron for the annual Powder Puff Football Game. Competition was fierce but the seniors prevailed, while all of the fans in the stands breathed a sigh of relief at the end of the game knowing that no one was going to be in a cast or a sling at prom. Click here for a brief album of highlights. Special thanks to Joshua Canevari for these fabulous action shots.


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  • 3rd Grade Performs for the Centennial

    Third Grade Performance SATURDAY

    MJ (lk)
    Pirates, the entire 3rd grade will be performing Mrs. Sharman's Vero Beach Centennial musical at the Children's Art Festival tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the Leonhardt Auditorium in the Vero Beach Museum of Art. It's a great opportunity to learn more about the early days of our beloved home town and watch these little joyful Pirates share their talents with the community.


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  • Victory Kids Camp

    Victory Kids Camp -- June Update

    MJ
    Parents, please note the date and time changes for the Victory Kids Camp. This camp is a great opportunity for your young athlete to test him or herself with accuracy, agility and speed (as well as some character education!). This camp is not limited to Saint Edward's School students, so bring a friend or two for some summer fun!
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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Break the Cycle

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Break the Cycle

    (lk)
    Today's wise words come from Lori Deschene. Ms. Deschene is an writer, blogger and author.
     
    Be the Person Who Breaks the Cycle
    If you were judged, choose understanding.
    If you were rejected, choose acceptance.
    If you were shamed, choose compassion.
    Be the person you needed when you were hurting,
    not the person who hurt you.
    Vow to be better than what broke you -
    to heal instead of becoming bitter
    so you can act from your heart,
    not your pain.
    Lori Deschene


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  • Volunteer today!

    PA Board Positions - We Need You!

    MJ (lk)
    Ever wish you had a little more input into the decisions and activities of the PA Board? Now is your chance to step up to the plate! Please click here to take a look at the Board positions that will be open in the coming year. We would love to have you aboard!
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  • "Picture Perfect Walk-Off"

    (lk)
    Congratulations, once again, to the varsity baseball team on their picture perfect walk-off ending in victory over Lake Worth Christian from Boynton Beach at home on 4/23/19 by a score of 5-4. The Pirates took their game in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning to topple the Defenders of Lake Worth Christian. The Pirates were down 4-1 when they notched three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie up the game.  The offensive onslaught came from hits by Travis Camp, Michael Mangieri, and Aidan Burdick, a walk from Anand Chundi and sacrifice by Casey Richey. In the bottom of the eighth inning Mangieri singled to right field on the first pitch, scoring Camp for the win.  Richey started on the mound with Camp and Burdick combining for relief out of the bullpen.  
     
     
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  • Katie and Elizabeth celebrate together

    Alerte and Zoltak Recognized

    MJ (lk)
    Seniors Katie Alerte and Elizabeth Zoltak are capping off their senior year with a special awards ceremony honoring our local rising stars, hosted by The Junior League. The organization nominates young local women for their community service, academics and dedication to their peers and school. Congratulations, girls!
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  • MS Tennis Defeats Sharks

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    The middle school tennis team continued its winning ways on 4/23/19, defeating Sebastian River Middle School at Sebastian River High School in Sebastian. Pirate singles players won 16 individual matches, lost two and tied one. In doubles, the Pirates won 10 of 11 matches, bringing the overall win-loss-tie count to 26-3-1. Competing in the Sebastian River Middle School match were Will Russell, Luke Damiani, Elliotte Kahler, Taran Taylor, Drew Hurley, Jacob Emmons, Dhanika Perez, Isobel Kennedy, Bella Jazarevic, Caroline Zoltak, Jasmine Nunez, Nicky Colontrelle, Mariana Box, Rushil Sura, Mary Caroline Lloyd, Ethan Ball, Marlon Dato-Slattery and Giovana de Sousa.
     


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  • Middle School Tennis Undefeated

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    The Middle School tennis team hosted a combined Oslo Middle School and Saint Helen’s School team on 4/18/19, at Riverside Park Tennis Courts. The Pirates were victorious in 15 of 16 singles matches and 8 of 8 doubles matches for a 23-1 final score. Players who took part in the Oslo-Saint Helen’s match were: Taran Taylor, Luke Damiani, Elliotte Kahler, Drew Hurley, Jacob Emmons, Dhanika Perez, Bella Jazarevic, Caroline Zoltak, Nicky Colontrelle, Alexandra Henriquez, Rushil Sura, Mariana Box, Marlon Dato-Slattery, Jasmine Nunez, Ethan Bal, Chase Nelson and Giovana de Sousa. Saint Edward’s now has a 2-0 team match record. 


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  • Mrs. Susi Durand

    MS English Teacher Susi Durand Gets Certified

    MJ (lk)
    Mrs. Durand shared this week that she is officially a National Geographic certified teacher. She remarked, "Earning a National Geographic teacher certification was a journey which reignited mine and my students' adventurous spirit as we took our thinking off the beaten track." To achieve this recognition, the candidate must create a capstone video highlighting a specific teaching style. Mrs. Durand's video features the story of swashbuckling sixth-grade English students as they realize two projects based on their reading of The Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings. 
    Their first project was called YODEL: Youth-On-Demand E-Locution, and students produced a community-based podcast which they entered into the first-ever NPR student podcast challenge.

    The second project was called Fish are Friends and FOOD, and students created a sustainable seafood menu for a local restaurant of their choice using an online app. She concludes, "What I am most grateful for is the opportunity this course provided to renew my approach to teaching and learning and the sense of empowerment that students gained from the action-oriented activities."
     

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  • Happy Easter!

    Easter Break 2019

    Keira Murphy (lk)
    There is no school on Friday, April 19, 2019, and Monday, April 22, 2019. Have a safe and happy Easter break. We look forward to seeing everyone back on campus Tuesday, April 23. (Click on headline for more photos of Mr. Leonhardt's homeroom Easter egg hunt.)


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Don't Quit

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Don't Quit

    Marie Campione for Fr. Tommy (lk)
    Today's wise words are really a prayer. The Serenity Prayer was written by Reinhold Niebuhr. Reinhold Niebuhr was an American Reformed theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years. Many of you have probably heard of or maybe use the Serenity Prayer, especially the first part. Well, here is the entire prayer. 

    Serenity Prayer
    by Reinhold Niebuhr

    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.
    Living one day at a time;
    enjoying one moment at a time;
    accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
    taking, as He did,
    this sinful (and broken) world
    as it is, not as I would have it;
    trusting that He will make all things right
    if I surrender to His Will;
    so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with Him
    forever in the next.
    Amen.


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  • SUNDIAL SHARES: April Poetry Event

    SUNDIAL SHARES: April Poetry Event

    Katie Alerte (lk)
    Roses are red, violets are blue,
    April is for poetry
    Show us what you can do!

    In this year’s “Escapril” challenge, students nationwide are writing daily poems for the month of April. Sundial wants to get Saint Edward’s in on the fun!

    To enter, any member of the school community can write a poem on one of the thirty prompts accessed by clicking this article's title. Please email all poems to Katie Alerte (katiea1@steds.org) and Audrey Hill (audreyh1@steds.org) by April 26th. The poems will be published on May 3rd.

    Thank you and happy poetry-ing!
    (Click headline for prompts.)


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  • Easter Flowers

    Last Chance to Pick Up Easter Flowers

    MJ (lk)
    Parents, please pick up your Easter flowers before pick up today. Any left on the tables with be shared with staff. Thank you.


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  • Lower School ERB Testing

    Lower School ERB Testing

    Jo Giesecke
    Dear LS Parents, Students in grades one through five will be taking the E.R.B. test (Educational Records Bureau) beginning April 24. This standardized test is administered annually throughout Saint Edward’s School.
     
    Testing takes place during the morning beginning promptly at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and the following Monday (April 24, 25, 26 and 29). Please take a few minutes to plan ahead for this event by remembering the following:
    1. Be sure your child gets plenty of sleep and eats a good breakfast before coming to school.
    2. Testing begins promptly at 8:15 a.m. daily. Please make sure your child is in school on time. Children who are late will not be admitted to class until the testing session is complete.
    3. Please make sure your child has two number 2 pencils sharpened and ready for testing.
    4. Added encouraging words with extra hugs are always good ways to start the day.?
    5. Please do not send your child to school if he/she is ill.
    The E.R.B. is not an IQ test and it is not used to determine promotion. We give the test in a relaxed atmosphere while encouraging the children to do their best. Please let me know if you have any questions about the E.R.B. Thank you for your continued support. - LS


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  • Mr. Hurley chats up rising freshman

    Shaun Hurley Awarded Apple

    Congratulations to Math Department Chair Shaun Hurley, who was recently honored as an Apple Distinguished Educator. The road to this recognition was not easy. He submitted a 2-minute video that addressed three areas questions.
    • Share how you have transformed your learning environment to engage learners. How have the Apple products you have access to uniquely helped you achieve your learning goals?
    • Share data or new learnings that provide evidence of the impact you are making. Are there examples of student work or innovative strategies that you can highlight?
    • Share examples of how you have extended the reach of your professional work beyond your own classroom, campus, or community to empower other educators. Are there presentations, published content, or interactions in social media that show your leadership outside of the classroom?
    In the video, he talked about how he transformed his classroom into an active learning environment by getting rid of the traditional desks and replacing them with tables and lining the walls with whiteboards for students to use, as well as his (sometimes) flipped classroom format. He talked about some different projects implemented with students in the past, including building model roller coasters using iPods as the train, utilizing the built-in accelerometer to measure the forces a rider would experience; student-generated iBooks; iPhones as student-response systems; and highlighted a few iOS apps that students have developed. He also talked about the Slack team and Facebook group I created to support other iOS App Development teachers, and my experience presenting at FETC this and last year, as well my upcoming presentation, which will be at ISTE in Philly this summer.
     
    While Mr. Hurley was doing all of this, he has been preparing to defend his doctoral dissertation in late spring or early summer. Soon we'll all be calling him Dr. Hurley!


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  • Teacher Appreciation Week

    Teacher Appreciation Week is Around the Corner

    Monica Jennings for Tracey Zudans (lk)
    The Parents Association is super excited to celebrate our teachers, administration and staff during teacher appreciation week April 29 through May 3. If you would like to reach out to the teacher appreciation chairperson in regards to any questions feel free to email Tracey Zudans at tzudans@yahoo.com or text her at 772-713-6926.
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  • Edward Wei Wins People’s Choice in Art Contest

    Lourdes Alvarez-Rogers
    Congratulations to Edward Wei.  His illustration of a manatee wearing a spacesuit entitled, "When the Temperature Change Becomes too Erratic “ won the People’s Choice for the Ocean Science Art Contest at Harbor Branch.  Edward researched the category Marine Mammals and also wrote an essay on the effects of global warming on manatees.  He will receive a VIP tour of Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute with a stop at Dr. Jon Moore’s lab who leads the manatee project at the institute.  Thank you.  Lourdes 
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  • President

    Executive Officers Announced

    MJ (lk)
    Mr. Seye was happy to announce that the following students have been elected as executive officers of the Upper School:

    President . . . . . . . . . Aidan Taylor
    Vice-President . . . . . Michael Mangieri
    Treasurer . . . . . . . . . Christopher Schulze

    Congratulations to these conscientious and thoughtful leaders!
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  • Varsity Baseball Sneaks Past Berean

    (lk)
    Casey Richey threw a gem on 4/16/19, for the varsity baseball team who defeated Berean Christian School from West Palm Beach at home by a score of 3-0 for their seventh win in a row this season.
    The pitching was strong on both sides, but the Pirates got their offense started in the first inning when Travis Camp walked and Casey Richey singled.  The team followed up the single with walks drawn by Aidan Taylor and Corey Richey.  Richey and Camp scored on wild pitches giving the Pirates a 2-0 lead.  Richey scored in the bottom of the third on a sacrifice by Taylor. Casey Richey earned the win for the Pirates, throwing a complete game, allowing only two hits while striking out six and walking zero.  He also went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the team in hits.  



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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Advances to District Final

    Varsity Boys Lacrosse defeated Pine School from Hobe Sound in the semifinal round of districts 12-5 which was held at Vero Beach High School on 4/16/19.

    Leading the Pirates were Riker Pratt with 3 goals and 1 assist, Josh Pusser with 1 goal and 3 assists, Oscar Lindenthal 3 goals, Reid Bartosch 2 goals, Luke Jayne 2 assists, Ryan Bird 1 goal and 1 assist, Brennan Wolfe 1 goal, and Danny Richmond 1 assist.

    Goalie Liam Murphy had 4 saves on 9 shots on goal.


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  • Kiesha Edge of the ADL

    Join Us! Building a Better Vero, One Word at a Time

    MJ (lk)
    **This event is hosted by the Social Justice Initiative of Indian River County, and Saint Edward's School is hosting for the community at large.**

    Building a Better Vero, One Word at a Time
    An Interactive Talk with Kiesha Edge of A World of Difference Institute
     
    April 30, 2019
    7 p.m. in The Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts
    There is no charge, but registration is appreciated at socialjusticeinitiative@gmail.com.
     
    Are we careful with our words? How do we develop strong relationships with all of the people that we cross paths with so that we can build a better and kinder world? The Social Justice Initiative welcomes you to come together to be a part of the conversation at this interactive presentation by Kiesha Edge of the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday, April 30th at 7pm at the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Edward's School. 
     
    Edge is the Education Director for the ADL in the Florida region. She is responsible for overseeing the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute programs for PK-12 schools in Florida. Her focus is to encourage schools to participate in the No Place for Hate and Understanding and Addressing Cyberbullying trainings by expanding education programming to different regions of the state.
     
    "In times like today, we deeply need each other. We must strengthen our bonds of camaraderie, respect and inclusion on community at a time. I am excited to join Vero Beach in becoming a part of the healing process by bringing together divers communities to interact, learn and love."  Kiesha Edge
     

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  • MS Golf Get Season Opener Win

    (lk)
    The middle school golf team defeated Pine School from Hobe Sound 136-144 in a 6 hole match with a par being 22 at the Stuart Yacht and Country Club in Stuart on 4/15/19.

    Scorers for the Pirates were Parker Heaney with a 28, Giordan Gulati with a 35, Sienna Mallon with a 36 and Clark Nelson with a 37.

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  • Varsity Baseball Rallies Past Bulldogs

    (lk)
    The varsity baseball team defeated Fort Pierce Westwood High School from Fort Pierce at home on 4/15/19, by a score of 5-3.

    The Pirates got things moving in the second inning when Aidan Heaney singled scoring Zander Beare.  The team scored three runs in the fourth inning. The offensive onslaught came from a single by Michael Mangieri and a fielder's choice by Travis Camp. The Pirates saw the ball well today, racking up seven hits in the game.  Camp and Mangieri each collected multiple hits for the Pirates.  Camp was the winning pitcher for the Pirates. He surrendered one run on two hits over five innings, striking out seven and walking one.  Casey Richey threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.  Richy recorded the last six outs to earn the save in the teams sixth straight win.
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  • Varsity Baseball Beat the Lions

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    Varsity Baseball took an early lead that helped the Pirates defeat Covenant Christian School at West Oaks Park in Palm Bay on 4/12/19, by a score of 17-8 making five wins in a row.

    Travis Camp walked and then scored on a round ball by Zander Beare in the first inning. The team pulled away for good with six runs in the second inning which started with a single by Aidan Taylor and Will Miller, walks by Philip Huddy and Travis Camp and a single by Beare scoring two runs. Huddy and Taylor both collected multiple hits for the Pirates. The Pirates offense collected nine hits and put additional runners in place with nine walks. 

    The Pirates ran wild on the base-paths, stealing 11 bases against Covenant Christian in the high-scoring affair.
    Corey Richey started on the mound and pitched the team to victory. He surrendered eight runs on six hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out seven.  Casey Richey threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen.  Casey recorded the last four outs to earn the save for the Pirates. 


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  • Fifth Graders Enjoyed Making and Eating Chinese Jiaozi/Dumplings

    Dr. Bao (lk)
    From Chinese teacher Dr. Bao: Fifth grade students have been enjoying learning about what Chinese people eat. In class they compared the differences between Chinese food and American food, then they had a hands-on opportunity to make Chinese Jiaozi. They enjoyed eating the dumplings they made in the next day's class.


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  • March Madness Middle School Book Bracket

    March Madness Book Bracket Challenge

    Kelly Fykes (lk)
    We all know March Madness mean crazy fans, nail-biting competitions, surprising upsets and even some trash-talking. For the last few weeks in the halls of the Middle School and in the classes of Kelly Fykes, Susi Durand and Betsy Wengler, all of this has been happening. However, the topic hasn't been basketball but which book should win the March Madness Book Bracket. (Click headline to entire story).


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  • Progress Reports for Grades Four and Five Now Online

    Progress Reports for Grades Four and Five Now Online

    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.  A progress report is written for 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 T3 Spring Progress Report


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  • Second Grade visits Manatee Observation And Education Center

    Katie Newman and Gail Voyles (lk)
    Second graders wrapped up their manatee unit with a visit to Manatee Observation And Education Center in Fort Pierce. #HowSESLearns
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  • Join us this summer at St. Edward's for Summer Camp!

    Summer Camp for Grades 6-8

    Attention, Rising 6th-8th Graders! 

    Are you looking for a fun addition to your usual summer routine? Then, join us for summer camp right here at Saint Edward’s School. Registration is available online:  http://www.steds.org/summercamp
    (Click the headline to see the many options available for our Middle Schoolers this summer).


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Don't Quit

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Don't Quit

    Marie Campione
    Today's wise words come from John Greenleaf Whittier. Mr. Whittier was an American Quaker poet, listed as one of the Fireside Poets, and also an advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.
     

    Don't Quit
    "When things go wrong, as they sometimes will;
    When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
    When the funds are low and the debts are high;
    And you want to smile but you have to sigh.
    When all is pressing you down a bit -
    Rest if you must, but don't you quit
    Success is failure turned inside out;
    The silver tint on the clouds of doubt;
    And you can never tell how close you are;
    It may be near when it seems far.
    So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
    It's when things go wrong that you must not quit."
    - John Greenleaf Whittier


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  • Seniors are inducted to the Cum Laude Society

    Cum Laude Induction

    MJ (lk)
    Congratulations to the following students, who were inducted into the Cum Laude Society: Katie Alerte, Anand Chundi, David Todd Gambee, Ellie Huryn, Will Johnson, Silvia Liu, Cameron Pugh, MK Sams and Omar Shareef.
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  • Final Parent Association Meeting Set for May 3

    Final Parent Association Meeting Set for May 3

    (lk)
    Final PA General Meeting and Thank You Breakfast:

    Please join us for the PA General Meeting on FRIDAY, May 3 from 8:15-9:15 a.m. in the Library Glass Room. The meeting will be held on ABC Day (Anything But Cars).  A Saint Edward’s tradition, Senior Students get to arrive at School in all sorts of creative ways!  Please join us before the meeting to watch them parade through the parking lot!  
    • Topics for the meeting will include, yet not limited to:
    o   Presentation of ME project from 8th grade student
    o   Report from Michele Sternberg, Director of College Counseling, on where our 2019 graduates are headed this fall!
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  • Lower School Science Fair Results

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Congratulations to our 2019 Lower School Science Fair winners!

    Fourth Grade
    1st Place: Charlie Corrigan
    2nd Place: Cesar Dato-Slattery
    3rd Place: Nicollette Kennedy
    3rd Place: Genevieve Medalie
    Honorable Mention
    Mia Fernandez
    Tullia Knight
    Maddy Padgett
    Isabella Peter
    Peter Roberti
    Marlo Wilkerson

    Fifth Grade
    1st Place: Payton Andrews
    2nd Place: Nicholas Weise
    3rd Place: Findlay Beckwith
    3rd Place: Finn Secunda
    Honorable Mention
    Katelyn Beare
    Gracie Barker
    Carrie Jane Fykes
    Mark Moore
    Tristan Roberti
    Raymond Toole
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  • Regan Recognized by Vero Beach Art Club

    Regan Recognized by Vero Beach Art Club

    Marie Campione
    From US art teacher Lourdes Rogers: Congratulations to Caitlin Regan!  She was awarded the New Merit Art Award from the Vero Beach Art Club. All entries were judged by three examples of the student’s work.  Caitlin will be pursing art in college. #PiratePride
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  • Several class of 2019 seniors circa 2007: Catherine Campione '19, Christina Marad, Elizabeth Zoltak '19, Gabriella Marad, Lauren Savage '19

    Senior Memories Video Photo Deadline Extension: Wednesday April 17

    Marie Campione
    Dear Senior Parents: A few parents have asked what type of pictures should be submitted for the senior memories video. For Senior Walk Day (5/3) the school prepares a slideshow/video of memories of the senior class from their time here at SES (PreK current day). If you have pictures of your child with other students or by themselves from lower school through upper school that you can share - that would be perfect. 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 on USB drive/CD sent to the attention of YEARBOOK STAFF. We have extended the deadline: Senior Memories Video Photo Deadline Extension: Photos are due by 5 pm Wednesday, April 17. 2019
    - 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 3 ways:
    • On a CD, DVD or flash drive clearly marked SENIOR VIDEO PHOTOS with your child’s name to the attention of YEARBOOK STAFF.
    • Take your original photos to Walgreens, CVS, etc and put them on a CD
    • Email photos to yearbook@steds.org.  Please include the STUDENT’S NAME -  SENIOR VIDEO PHOTOS in the subject line.
     
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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Defeats Knights

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    The varsity boys lacrosse team beat Pine School in Hope Sound by a score of 17-3 on 4/4/19.

    Scoring for the Pirates were Ryan Bird 6 goals, Oscar Lindenthal 3 goals, 2 assists,  Drew Sternberg 3 goals, 1 assist, Josh Pusser 2 goals, 1 assist, Reid Bartosch 1 goal, 2 assists, Luke Jayne 1 goal, 2 assists, Danny Richmond 2 assists, Riker Pratt 1 goal and  Brennan Wolfe 1 assist.

    Goalie Liam Murphy made 6 saves on 9 SOG.


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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Rallies Past Mustangs

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    Varstiy Boys Lacrosse defeated Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island by a score of 9-1 on 4/10/19.

    Scoring for the Pirates were Luke Jayne with 2 goals, 2 assists, Drew Sternberg 1 goal, 2 assists, Ryan Bird 2 goals, Reid Bartosch 2 goals, Brennan Wolfe 1 goal, 1 assist and Josh Pusser 1 goal.

    Goalie Liam Murphy had 5 saves on 6 shots on goal.


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  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Defeats Lady Tigers

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    The girls varsity lacrosse team registered their 10th and final win of the season defeating Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy from Melbourne at home on senior night 4/10/19 by a score of 18-4.  Hailey Rhymes led the scoring with 5 goals and 3 assists, followed by Elizabeth Zoltak with 3 goals, 2 assists, Lauren Savage and Catalina Pratt with 3 goals each, Savanna Ware 2 goals, 2 assists, Raleigh Cooper 1 goal, 3 assists and Ellie Schrock 1 goal.  Goalies Jane Callaghan with 5 saves and Izzy Jennings with 2 saves turned back multiple attempts by Holy Trinity.  The Lady Pirates finished the season with a record of 10-4.

    Congratulations to our seniors on a great season, Elizabeth Zotak, Lauren Savage, Jane Callaghan and Katy Rodriguez.
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  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Battles for the Win

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    The girls varsity lacrosse team traveled to Viera High School in Viera and defeated the Lady Hawks by a score of 16-12 on 4/8/19. This was a hard-fought game for the Lady Pirates that remained close throughout the majority of the contest.  Hailey Rhymes led the scoring with 6 goals and 3 assists, followed by Elizabeth Zoltak 4 goals, Raleigh Cooper 3 goals, 2 assists, Catalina Pratt 2 goals, 3 assists and Lauren Savage 1 goal, 1 assist.  Goalie Jane Callaghan had 5 saves, and Izzy Jennings had 6 saves in her first appearance since returning from injured status.  


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  • Winter Sports All-Area

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    Winter Sports All-Area athletes 2018-2019 are revealed by the Treasure Coast Newspaper!

    Boys Soccer - Player of the Year Finalist and First Team All-Area - Senior Goalie Britt Reisman, who was a first-team all-area selection in 2017-18, had a 0.41 goals against average, stopped every penalty kick he faced and allowed only one goal in three games as the Pirates claimed the Sunshine State Athletic Conference state title.
    All-Area First Team - Senior Forward Will Sternberg
    Honorable Mention All-Area - Sophomore Midfielder Will Franco

    Girls Soccer - Honorable Mention All-Area - Senior Midfielder Catherine Campione and Senior Midfielder Elizabeth Zoltak

    Girls Basketball - Honorable Mention All-Area - Junior Forward Zion Atwater
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  • Grandma cuddles are the best!

    A Pirate's First Library Book

    DB (lk)
    In April, JK Pirates were given the new responsibility of checking out and taking care of their first books from the library. Mrs. Benedict invited parents and grandparents to join their little ones to pick a memorable favorite. Several grownups were happy to share their top picks, including Abigail and Bethany Humphrey's grandmother, shown in the accompanying photograph.
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  • Opening Ceremonies

    Dorian Moure Named Distinguished Scholar

    MJ (lk)
    On Thursday, Executive Assistant to Mr. Mersky and Mr. MacMullan Dorian Moure was honored to be named Distinguished Scholar at Indian River State College. She is working toward her bachelor's degree in educational leadership, and has been attending the school part time for the last two years. She says, "I am privileged and honored to work at such an amazing institution and with a supportive and encouraging administration and colleagues that have provided me with the opportunity to grow personally, professionally and educationally. I'm proud to be a Pirate!" She is the best embodiment of “lifelong learning”! Congratulations, Mrs. Moure.
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  • St. Augustine trip

    Fourth Grade Visits St. Augustine

    Liz Kenney (lk)
    Fourth grade students traveled to St. Augustine in April to learn more about the history of the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States. It was a long day, but Mrs. Kenney was thrilled with the amount the students learned during such a busy day.
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  • A&P students strike a post with CPR training mannequins

    Honors Physiology Learns CPR

    MJ (lk)
    Ms. Buckley's Anatomy & Physiology students took time to train with Gayl Nye from Florida Heart to become CPR certified. She reports that "they all did an amazing job and will be getting their certifications in the mail in a few weeks." The timing of the certification was perfect, as the students just finished the cardiovascular system, so they were able to apply what they learned to understand how to help save a life in an emergency situation. What a fabulous example of putting academics to work in the real world!
     
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  • MS Book Club Chats with Author

    Kelly Fykes (lk)
    The Middle School Book club run by Kelly Fykes and Rikki Bischoff just finished reading the novel Nightbooks by J.A. White. After our discussion, we sent the author some questions about both the book and the writing process via an online video program called Flipgrid. We were thrilled when J.A. White took time out of his busy schedule to respond to each of our questions. It was so exciting to hear from a published author. Check out his video with advice for dealing with writer's block.
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  • PA Ship's Log: April

    PA Ship's Log: April

    MJ (lk)
    Check out the latest issue of the Parent's Association SHIPS LOG Newsletter
    Don't miss these highlights:
    Moms and Muffins
    Final PA General Meeting and Thank You Breakfast
    PA Board Positions Open for 2019-2020 School Year

    Please consider joining our team of passionate and committed volunteers to Saint Edward’s School. For more specific information, please contact Robyn Nolan, PA Board President at wrrobyn@yahoo.com
     
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  • Guillermo Vidal

    Second Annual Book Day a Great Success

    MJ (lk)
    The second annual Book Day was Thursday, April 4. This day is a unique opportunity for US students to experience seminar-centered learning in a college-like setting. They choose their classes in advance, and best selling author, former Denver mayor and Cuban immigrant Guillermo Vidal, talked about how being a part of "Operation Peter Pan" affected his entire life's trajectory. 

    Mrs. Feliciano would like to "Thank all of the faculty for their support, and especially Omar Shareef,  Will Johnson, Anand Chundi, Cameron Pugh, and Emma Fini for extra work and willingness to lead the Book Day yesterday. They did a fantastic job as presenters and earned our admiration for it. Omar helped with registration as well and used his incredible talents to navigate through the complexity of mathematical algorithms to create registration forms for us. Special thanks go to all choir members who helped with the closing ceremony and graced us with beautiful music."
     
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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Defeats Knights

    The varsity boys lacrosse team beat Pine School in Hope Sound by a score of 17-3 on 4/4/19.
     
    Scoring for the Pirates were Ryan Bird 6 goals, Oscar Lindenthal 3 goals, 2 assists,  Drew Sternberg 3 goals, 1 assist, Josh Pusser 2 goals, 1 assist, Reid Bartosch 1 goal, 2 assists, Luke Jayne 1 goal, 2 assists, Danny Richmond 2 assists, Riker Pratt 1 goal, and  Brennan Wolfe 1 assist.

    Goalie Liam Murphy made 6 saves on 9 SOG.


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  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Flies By Royals

    Fran Keating
    Girls varsity lacrosse put another win into the books by defeating The First Academy in Orlando 17-3 on 4/4/19.

    Scoring was recorded by Hailey Rhymes 5 goals, 2 assists,  Raleigh Cooper 5 goals, 1 assist, Catalina Pratt  2 goals, 1 assist, Elizabeth Zoltak  2 goals, 1 assist, Lauren Savage, Molly McGee, and Savanna Ware each had 1 goal.   Zoltak, Pratt, and Bridget Nelson all had interceptions.

    Goalie Jane Callaghan had 6 saves on 9 shots. 

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  • Varsity Baseball Rallies Past Defenders

    Varsity Baseball defeated Lake Worth Christian School in Boynton Beach 6-5 to take the lead in the seventh inning on 4/2/19.

    The Pirates got their bats going quick, scoring two runs in the first, two runs in the third and one run in the fourth.  Lake Worth Christian put up a fight scoring three runs in the fifth inning but the Pirates still managed to pull out the victory.  

    The game was tied at five with the Pirates batting in the top of the seventh when Michael Mangieri reached on an error.  Mangieri stole second base and then stole third base.  Anand Chundi, facing a 1 and 2 count, hit a line drive single into right center, scoring Michael Mangieri for the go ahead run.  

    Casey Richey threw a complete game pitching seven innings earning the win for the team.  Casey allowed five runs over seven innings striking out five with no walks.


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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Get Win Over Martin County

    Varsity Boys Lacrosse beat district opponent Martin County High School from Stuart by a score of 13-10 at home on 4/2/19.
     
    Scoring for the Pirates were Reid Bartosch 4 goals, Oscar Lindenthal 4 goals, Ryan Bird 3 goals, Luke Jayne 1 goal, 2 assists, Josh Pusser 1 goal, 2 assists, and  Danny Richmond 1 assist.
     
    Goalie Liam Murphy made 6 saves on 16 SOG.


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation

    Fr Tommy (lk)
    Today's wise words come from Frederick Buechner. Buechner is an American writer, author novelist, preacher, Presbyterian Minister and theologian:
    Frederick Buechner: "Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation"
    "WORDS—ESPECIALLY religious words, words that have to do with the depth of things—get tired and stale the way people do. Find new words or put old words together in combinations that make them heard as new, make you yourself new, and make you understand in new ways. "Blessed are the meek" are the words of the English translators—words of great beauty and power—but over the years they have become almost too familiar to hear any more. "Heureux sont les debonnaires" are the French words—Blessed are the debonair—and suddenly new beauty, new power, flood in like light. Blessed is Fred Astaire in white tie and tails. Blessed is Oliver Hardy in rusty black suit and derby hat as he picks his dapper way toward the unseen banana peel on the sidewalk. Blessed is my old friend as she tries to let me win at Aggravation, rattling her dice in the cup which the pills that keep her alive come in. Arrange the alphabet into words that are true in the sense that they are true to what you experience to be true. If you have to choose between words that mean more than what you have experienced and words that mean less, choose the ones that mean less because that way you leave room for your hearers to move around in and for yourself to move around in too."


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  • Jake Damiani

    Athletes for Month of February

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    Congratulations to our athletes for the month of February who are freshmen Allie Fredericks and Jake Damiani and junior Drew Eidemueller. (Click headline to read more)

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  • Head Search logo

    HOS Search News: Position Profile and Committee Members Announced

    MJ (lk)
    HOS Committee Chair Wendy Porter announced this week that the final position profile and search committee members have been announced.  This document reflects the insights that our search consultant, Carney Sandoe, garnered during their two-day visit to the School along with data from the survey that was sent to the larger Saint Edward's Community.  The profile will be used as a marketing tool to help potential candidates understand the culture of the School, opportunities, and challenges of the role along with the desired qualifications and characteristics of a new Head. Please click to view both documents on the HOS webpage. If you have any questions please contact headsearch@steds.org. We look forward to an illuminating and successful Head search!
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  • Pirate Ball 2019: Don't Miss Out!

    Pirate Ball 2019: Don't Miss Out!

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    Get ready for an incredible evening of dinner, dancing and bidding. The Pirate Ball, is  7 DAYS AWAY!!  This year is certain to be an unforgettable event that you don’t want to miss. If you haven’t secured your tickets and tables already please click on the link below as table assignments have begun.
     
     
    Check out our LIVE auction items below!
     If you are unable to attend this year's Pirate Ball and wish to bid on auction items please call 772-231-5192 to register as an absentee bidder.


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  • MS Baseball Gets Win Over Sebastian

    Middle School Baseball defeated Sebastian River Middle School by a score of 11-8 on 3/29/19 at the Barber Street Sports Complex in Sebastian.

    The Pirates scored two runs in the first.  Sebastian Middle School responded by  scoring four runs.  The Pirates got their bats going and answered back scoring seven runs in the second led from hits by Luke DamianiAlex RobertsGrant Domenech and Talan Crookshank which gave the team two Insurance runs in the fifth inning.  


    The Pirates tallied eleven hits in the game with Crookshank and Domenech leading the Pirates with two each. 

    Tyler Beare led the team to victory on the hill.  He went three and a third innings allowing five runs and striking out three.  Parker Heaney entered from the bullpen to help close the game in relief.


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  • March

    A Very Gracious Donation - An 1889 Steinway Baby Grand

    Peter Hengen (lk)
    The Music Department recently received a gracious donation from Susan & Don Dunbar. It's an 1889 Steinway Baby Grand Piano. This particular piano was built prior to the change to 88 keys and, therefore, has 85 keys. This refurbished gem now graces the Choral Sectional Room and is used for teaching Music Theory and small ensembles. We are so fortunate to have received this amazing gift. Our students will surely benefit from having this top-notch instrument.
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  • Student Artwork

    AP Art Class Visits Windsor Gallery

    LAR (lk)
    Mrs. Rogers took her AP Art students on a field trip this week, where they learned about the life and works of British contemporary artist Michael Craig-Martin. Students were led by docent Pamela Turner, as she explained the artist’s paintings and prints in the exhibition. The students had the opportunity to create drawings of the then and now just like some of the superimposed artworks that were viewed in the exhibition.  The last photo is the artist’s superimposed artwork titled, Then and Now.  (Cassette/Spotify), 2018.  Click the headline to read more.
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  • Dear George Washington Contest

    Dear George Washington Letter Writing Contest

    Liz Kenney (lk)
    Congratulations to these fourth & fifth grade students! They are participating in the Dear George Washington letter writing contest sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute. Each of these students dove deep into American history, and displayed both their writing skills and knowledge about the father of our country.
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  • Faculty Fans of Singer, Actor, Dancer - Cristina Pines

    Pete Hengen (lk)
    The faculty fans of singer, actor, dancer Cristina Pines were delighted this past Friday evening when they were invited to see her perform on the big stage at Riverside Theatre. ”It’s so great to see another one of our own be so successful in the Arts” remarked Pete Hengen, Director of the Arts at Saint Edward’s. On the home front Cristina sings with the Jazz Band and plays clarinet in the Concert Band. She also performs with Mr. Baron in the Chorus. Cristina is a remarkably talented young lady, who is versatile and destined for greatness beyond the walls of Saint Edward’s.

    The “Faculty Fans of Cristina Pines”, pictured left to right, are Jordan Canevari, L.P. Pathade, Bronia Jenkins, Pete Hengen, and Annette Galindo.
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  • The Living Museum

    Fourth Grade Brings History to Life

    MJ
    The fourth grade held one of the favorite events of this year this week with The Living Museum. The project is the culmination of months of study of notable figures from history. Interestingly, this year women's right advocates seemed to dominate the exhibit. Click to view the entire album.
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  • Charlotte Yates

    Freshman Charlotte Yates Gets Creative

    MJ
    This week, freshman Charlotte Yates received fabulous news from Indian River State College. Her poetry won first prize among all submissions from our region. English teacher Nicole Padgett says, "Charlotte is a gifted poet and short story writer who excels in sentence fluency and imagery. Whether it is an English essay, Membean paragraph, or submission for our Sundial magazine, I always look forward to reading Charlotte's work." Click  to read her work.
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  • Late Start Reminder

    Late Start Reminder!

    MJ
    Pirates, please remember that Monday, April 1st is a Late Start Day for MS and US students.
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  • Social Media Experiment

    Social Media Experiment: A Lesson for Us All

    LK (lk)
    This Wednesday concluded the 4th annual Social Media Experiment with our juniors. Ms. Kennedy has noticed a number of evolutions in student reactions over the four years, but this year's conclusion was noticably poignant. Keep reading to hear directly from our students and parents about their feelings about returning to their phones and social media personas. Click on the headline to read more.
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  • Morgan Moss Citrus Painting

    SUNDIAL SHARES: A Short Story by Katie Alerte and Art by Morgan Moss

    Katie Alerte
    Based on the prompt: You are a time traveler and have been stuck in the Roman Empire for years. On the Ides of march of 44 BC after Caesar has been assassinated, you hear someone say, “This is so sad Alexa play Despacito”

    I have to talk to him.
    It’s stupid, it breaks protocol, and I might be killed if I do so, but I have to.
    A crowd has gathered in the town square and people yell and cheer. Some happy at the death of their ruler and others terrified as to what it means for the fate of the empire. I should be among them, trying to blend in as best as a can, but the sound of those words, that stupid meme that always made me cringe when I heard it in the hallways at school, makes my hair stand on end. (Click on headline to continue reading)
     
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  • Easter Flowers now available

    Get Dressed Up for Spring and Support the Hope for Families Center

    MJ (lk)
    For the last time, Saint Edward's School will be supporting the Hope for Families Center with the opportunity to purchase spring flowers. The flowers will be on sale during the week of March 29- April 10th and will be available for pick up on April 17th and 18th, just in time for the Easter break. Click to purchase today!


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  • Varsity Baseball on Winning Roll

    Varsity Baseball defeated Fort Pierce Westwood High School in Fort Pierce on 3/28/19 by a score of 12-3.

    The Pirates fired up the offense in the first inning.  Michael Mangieri singled, Casey Richey walked and Anand Chundi singled on a 0-1 count, scoring Michael Mangieri.  Casey Richey and Anand Chundi stole home and Travis Camp and Zander Beare came in to score in the first on Aidan Heaney's single to left field.

    Travis Camp was the winning pitcher for the Pirates.  He surrendered three earned runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out six.  Zander Beare came in for relief, throwing two innings in relief out of the bullpen allowing no runs.

    Beare recorded the last six outs to earn the save for the Pirates, striking out two and picking off one.

    Casey Richey led the team with three hits in four at bats.  The Pirates stole nine bases during the game with Aidan Heaney and Aidan Taylor leading the way with two each.
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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Fly By Hawks

    Varsity Boys Lacrosse defeated the Viera High School Hawks from Melbourne on 3/28/19 by a score of 15-6 on Senior Night.

    Luke Jayne 3 goals, 2 assists, Drew Sternberg 2 goals, 2 assists, Reid Bartosch 3 goals, Ryan Bird 3 goals,  Josh Pusser 2 goals, 1 assist, Danny Richmond 3 assists, Riker Pratt 1 goal, and  Oscar Lindenthal 1 goal.
     
    Goalie Liam Murphy with 7 saves on 13 SOG

    Congratulations to our one senior Will Sternberg!

    Next game will be home on 4/2/19 with district opponent Martin County High School from Stuart starting at 6:00 p.m.
     
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  • Varsity Tennis Get Win Over Eagles

    Boys Varsity Tennis team (4-5) defeated Jupiter Christian School at the Jupiter Bay Tennis Club in Jupiter on 3/28/19 by a score of 7-0.

    Winning singles matches for the boys were Ryan Niederpruem (8-0), Jacob Chesley (8-2), Jake Damiani (8-0), Toby Tettamanti (8-0) and Cole Hackenburg (8-1).

    Winning doubles matches were the teams of Niederpruem/Chesley (8-0) and Damiani/Tettamanti (8-2).
     
    Girls Varsity Tennis team (2-7) defeated Jupiter Christian School by a score of 6-1.

    Winning singles matches for the girls were Amira Hussamy (8-3), Zayna Shaikh (8-1), Natalie Burgoon (8-0), and Catherine Caldwell (8-1).

    Winning doubles matches were the teams of Miranda Morey/Burgoon (8-2) and Hussamy/Shaikh (8-0).
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  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Fly By Lady Warriors

    The varsity girls lacrosse team improved their record to 7-2 by beating Jupiter High School from Jupiter at home 16-9 on 3/27/19. 

    The Lady Pirates got some breathing space approaching half-time on what was an even game up to that point by scoring 3 goals during a Jupiter yellow card penalty and two more quick goals to start the second half.  

    Leading the scoring were Hailey Rhymes 5 goals, 4 assists, Raleigh Cooper 4 goals, 1 assist, Lauren Savage 3 goals and Catalina Pratt and Elizabeth Zoltak each scored one.  In her debut as a midfielder Elise Mallon scored 2 goals.  

    Goalie Jane Callaghan had 7 saves.
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  • Varsity Baseball Slide by Tigers

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    Varsity Baseball took a 5-4 walk-off victory over Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy from Melbourne at home on 3/26/19. 

    The game was tied at four with the Pirates up to bat in the bottom of the eighth when Michael Mangieri singled on a 2-1 count, scoring Aidan Taylor.

    Holy Trinity Episcopal scored three runs in the sixth inning, but your Pirates still managed to pull out the victory. Holy Trinity Episcopal scored its runs on four errors.

    Casey Richey threw a complete game, going eight innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and striking out four.  Travis Camp went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the team in hits.


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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Soar Above Falcons

    The varsity boys lacrosse team defeated district opponent Jensen Beach High School in Jensen Beach by a score of 17-1 on 3/26/19.

    Scoring for the Pirates were Oscar Lindenthal with 5 goals, Luke Jayne 3 goals, 2 assists, Josh Pusser 2 goals, 3 assists, Ryan Bird 2 goals, 2 assists, Reid Bartosch 1 goal, 2 assists, Drew Sternberg 1 goal, 1 assist, Danny Richmond 1 goal, 1 assist, Riker Pratt 1 goal, and Jack Kincus 1 goal.
     
    Goalie Liam Murphy had 5 saves on 6 SOG.


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  • Lucy, Sophia, Kenzie, Ivor, Mr. Baker and Gaylen take a break from competition to enjoy lunch in the sunshine.

    SES Thespians Excel at State Competition

    MJ (lk)
    Congratulations to the Saint Edward's Thespian Troupe who attended their State Competition last weekend.  With 11,000 in attendance, it was stiff competition, but our three competitors did an amazing job.  Congratulations to Lucy Kleinschmidt who scored an Excellent, Sophia Gulati, who scored a Superior and Kenzie Hall who scored an Excellent.  We are very proud of them!
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  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Dominates South Fork

    The girls varsity lacrosse team started the second half of their season by dominating South Fork High School in Stuart by a score of 20-4. on 3/25/19. 

    Scoring was led by Hailey Rhymes 6 goals, Raleigh Cooper 5 goals, 2 assists, and Catalina Pratt 4 goals 1 assist with contributions by Lauren Savage, Elizabeth Zoltak, Bridget Nelson, and Savanna Ware.  

    Goalie Jane Callaghan allowed only 4 goals on 13 shots.  


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Prayer for Discernment

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Prayer for Discernment

    Today's wise words come from Thomas Merton. Merton was an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparative religion. Here is a prayer that he wrote:
     
    Prayer for Discernment

    O Lord God,
    I have no idea where I am going,
    I do not see the road ahead of me,
    I cannot know for certain where it will end.

    Nor do I really know myself,
    And that fact that I think
    I am following Your will
    Does not mean that I am actually doing so.

    But I believe
    That the desire to please You
    Does in fact please You.
    And I hope I have that desire
    In all that I am doing.

    I hope that I will never do anything
    Apart from that desire to please You.
    And I know that if I do this
    You will lead me by the right road,
    Though I may know nothing about it.

    Therefore, I will trust You always
    Though I may seem to be lost
    And in the shadow of death.
    I will not fear,
    For You are ever with me,
    And You will never leave me
    To make my journey alone. Amen.

    - Thomas Merton
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  • EGG-citing News: SES Chickens Lay First Egg!

    EGG-citing News: SES Chickens Lay First Egg!

    News from the Coop: 
    Over the past few months the lower school classes have watched our clucky residents grow from tiny hatchlings to full grown hens laying eggs of their own. The hens recently bestowed the first egg of the brood, and the lower schoolers have observed the life cycle: from egg to chicken to egg! According to Mrs. Hudson, our eleven feathered hen friends are currently producing up to five eggs per day, Soon she expects egg production to increase to between 8-11 eggs per day!
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  • Weightlifters head to Regional's

    Varsity Boys Weightlifting competed at the FHSAA Class 1A District 16 tournament which was held at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Southwest Ranches on 3/23/19.

    119: 5th Giordan Gulati 110/95/205PR, 6th Jasper Nelson 100/100PR/200
    129: 3rd CH Brown 140PR/125PR/265PR 6for6, 6th Ray Taft 75/65/140
    139: 6th Patrick MacMullan 85PR/60/145PR
    169: 5th JP Scott 165PR/185PR/350PR 6for6

    The team has qualified to compete at the FHSAA 1A Region 8 meet on 3/30/19 at LaBelle High School in LaBelle at 12:00 p.m.
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  • PFB Parent Meeting

    Attention Pirate Football Families

    Bmotta (lk)
    Informational meeting covering spring practice, safety and the football calendar. Several players will still be in baseball or LAX when spring practice starts on April 22.  Please help us make a seamless transition from one sport to another by attending this meeting.


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  • Jeremy Baker Celebrates the Arts

    Jeremy Baker Debuts TAD Talk: A Musical

    MJ (lk)
    Every two years, a teacher is awarded the Richardson Family Foundatiion Chair for Distinctive Teaching, which allows him or her to pursue further study in their professional field. Two years ago, Jeremy Baker was presented the award during the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2017. On Tuesday, he presented his show "TAD: A Musical" to 4th-12th grades and faculty, staff, board members and special friends. He combined his musical, dramatic, comedic and technical talents into a show that incorporated alumni, a former teacher, and two current students--Ivor Zimmerman and Suzanne Jutras. If you missed, it, click to see the entire performance.


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    Listen Up! Social Media Challenge is Underway

    MJ (lk)
    On Wednesday March 20, SES juniors gave up their beloved cellphones for a full week as part of an annual challenge to disconnect with devices and connect with their world. English teacher Louise Kennedy and senior Lauren Savage visited the Marcia Littlejohn radio show to discuss the 4th annual Social Media Challenge. The interview will air numerous times over the next few days, so the next time you're in the car, be sure to tune in! In addition, the stations belonging to Treasure & Space Coast Radio are airing a promotion to encourage ALL listeners to give up their phones for just one day. We'll find out next week which listener wins a stay-cation at Disney's Vero Beach Resort!


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  • Pirate Ball 2019

    Pirate Ball 2019

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  • Pirates Prepare for State Science Fair Competition

    Pirates Prepare for State Science Fair Competition

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    Four students will travel to Lakeland, Florida to participate in the State Science Fair next week. This year, 3 out of 4 of Saint Edward's School competitors are freshman. The projects include studies for protecting patients from excessive radiation, to preventing hot car deaths to protecting our environment localy and globally. Congratulations, Savanna, Lily, Katie and Jake -- we're so proud of you!  [click HEADLINE to read the full story]


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  • Varsity Baseball Battles with Berean for the Win

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    Varsity Baseball defeated Berean Christian School 13-12 on 3/21/19 at the Seminole Palms Sports Complex. 

    The Pirates struck in the first inning when Casey Richey tripled scoring Michael Mangieri.  Travis Camp followed with a double scoring Casey Richey. In the second Mangieri singled to Right Field scoring Aidan Taylor and Aidan Heaney.  

    Despite falling down by four runs in the second inning, Berean Christian tried to fight back. They captured the lead in the bottom of the second inning, scoring seven. Pirates offense responded by putting up five runs in the fourth.  The Pirates big bats were led by Casey Richey, Corey Richey, Zander Beare and Aidan Heaney, all driving in runs in the fourth inning. In the top of the sixth, the Pirates tied things up at 12 when Philip Huddy hit into a fielders choice, scoring Aidan Taylor.  In the seventh, Aidan Taylor forced an error, scoring Camp to take the lead. Casey Richey and Travis Camp combined for a Pirates win on the mound.  

    The team had 11 hits in the game. Travis Camp, Casey Richey and Michael Mangieri all collected multiple hits for the Pirates.  Camp went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead the Pirates in hits.  


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  • Varsity Boys Tennis Gets Win Against Patriots

    Boys Varsity Tennis (3-4) defeated Master's Academy from Vero with a score of 5-2 on 3/21/19 at the Vero Beach Tennis & Fitness Club.

    Winning singles matches were Ryan NiederpruemJacob Chesley, and Jake Damiani. 

    Niederpruem/Toby Tettamanti and Chesley/Damiani also combined to win the doubles matches.
     

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  • Theme for 2019 Book Day: Choice, Change

    Theme for 2019 Book Day: Choice, Change

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    The annual Saint Edward’s Upper School Book Day is scheduled for April 4, 2019.  This day is intended as an Upper School student conference in the spirit of our school’s Liberal Arts tradition and with the purpose of creating empathy and a platform for respectful debate. Many of our students have not had the opportunity to participate in a conference format, and this event will bring this possibility to fruition. The inspiration for this event comes from The Horace Mann School of New York, which hosts student conferences annually, and from the Nigerian author Chimananda Ngozi Adichie, who said, “When we reject the single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise.” Based on that inspiration and the success of last year’s conference, this year’s “Choice. Change.” student conference is a culmination of shared ideas and a list of potential topics created over the course of this school year by a diverse group of volunteers, students and teachers. Our students have expressed a strong interest in exploring and discussing topics such as environmental awareness, personal responsibility and transformation, or stories of overcoming obstacles and assimilation. We are hoping that this day will bring positive and new experiences for our Saint Edward’s students.
     

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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Rallies Past Saint John Paul II

    Varsity Boys Lacrosse, now 7-2 overall, defeated Saint John Paul II Academy from Boca Raton at home on 3/20/19 by a score of 12-4.

    Reid Bartosch 3 goals, 1 assist, Ryan Bird 3 goals, Luke Jayne 1 goal, 2 assists, Josh Pusser 2 goals, Oscar Lindenthal 2 goals, Danny Richmond 1 goal, and Drew Sternberg 1 assist for the Pirates.

    Goalie Liam Murphy had 10 saves on 14 SOG.


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  • HOS Search update

    Head of School Search News: Thank You from Wendy Porter

    WP (lk)
    Dear Saint Edward's Community, Thank you for your participation in the meetings with our Head of School search consultants, Carney Sandoe, this week.  Your input is critical to this process, and our consultants learned a great deal about our community. The information gleaned from the last two days, along with the survey data, will help them create a position profile, which they will use as they begin to source potential candidates. You will receive periodic updates as we move forward in this process.  If you have questions, please email headsearch@steds.org.
     
    Have a wonderful break, Wendy Porter
    Search Committee Chair
     
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  • Spring Break: March 11-15

    Spring Break: March 11-15

    Have a wonderful, safe Spring Break! We'll look forward to welcoming our Pirates back on campus Monday, March 18, 2019.
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  • Varsity Boys Weightlifting Places Second

    Pirate weightlifters placed second as a team in their meet at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale on 3/6/19. 

    Pine Crest School 47, SES 28, American Heritage/Plantation 25. 

    Following are individual results:

    119 2nd   Giordan Gulati 105/95*/200*,  3rd Jasper Nelson 110/85/195
    129 3rd   Ray Taft 75*/65*/140* 6for6
    139 1st   CH Brown 135/120*/255*,  2nd Leo Wang 140*/110/250*
    154 4th   Cavanaugh Corrie 80*/55/135
    169 1st   JP Scott 160/170/230, 4th Thomas Baker 120/115/235
    183 3rd   Mac Carnell 180*/145*/325* 6for6, 4th David Gambee 145*/135*/280*
    238 2nd Jorge Fernandez 115/115*/230*
    *- denotes a personal record


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  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Rallies Past Sharks

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    On 3/6/19 the girls varsity lacrosse team closed out the first half of their season with a convincing win over Sebastian River High School from Sebastian at home by a score of 15-6.  All players were able to contribute to this important milestone.  Catalina Pratt led the scoring with 4 goals and 2 assists, followed by Liz Zoltak (3G, 1A),  Raleigh Cooper (3G), Lauren Savage (2G, 1A), Bridget Nelson and Savanna Ware (1G, 1A each), Elise Mallon (1G), Molly McGee and Ellie Schrock (1A each).  Our defenders repelled all but six of the many persistent attacks. Goalie Jane Callaghan recorded 8 saves.


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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Soar Above Indians

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    Varsity Boys Lacrosse defeated Vero Beach High School on their field 17-4 on 3/5/19. Scoring for the Pirates were Oscar Lindenthal (7 goals, 1 assist), Josh Pusser (2 goals, 5 assists), Ryan Bird (5 goals, 1 assist), Luke Jayne (1 goal, 3 assists), Drew Sternberg (1 goal) and Will Sternberg (1 goal).  Goalie Liam Murphy had 5 saves on 9 SOG.


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  • Varsity Boys Tennis Gets Win Over Master's

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    Varsity Boys Tennis, now (2-4), defeated Master's Academy from Vero at the Vero Beach Tennis & Fitness Club by a score of 7-0 on 3/5/19. Winning singles matches were Ryan Niederpruem 8-3, Jacob Chesley 9-7, Jack Zoltak 8-1, Jake Damiani 8-1 and Toby Tettamanti 8-6. Niederpruem/Chesley 8-2 and Zoltak/Damiani 8-3 also combined to win the doubles matches.


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  • Team Zugrave runs for Wabasso students

    Runners Join Team Zu

    SZ (lk)
    The Zugrave family shared their passion for running last Saturday when they encouraged students to participate in a 5K race to benefit Wabasso School just before Pals Day this Friday. Runners pictured with one of the Wabasso students include Jack Zoltak, Christopher Schulze, Mac Carnell, David Gambee, Daniel Knight, Aidan Taylor, Max Jenkins, Catalina Pines, Bridget Nelson, Anna Marie Zugrave, Coach Zugrave and Mrs. Zugrave.  The Wabasso School leadership team was so happy and very impressed that our students got up early to help make the race a memorable success. Chris got 1st in his age group, Aidan 2nd and Mac 3rd. Bridget took 2nd in her age group, and Anna Marie 1st in her age group. Mrs. Zugrave took 1st in her age group and 2nd overall female.


     
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  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Beat Raiders

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    The girls varsity lacrosse team posted a win on 3/4/19 dominating Rockledge High School in Rockledge by a score of 20-4. Led by Raleigh Cooper’s 5 goal and 2 assist effort, nine other players found the back of the net.  Scoring were Catalina PrattBridget Nelson, Savanna Ware, Liz ZoltakRiley Kesterson, Molly McGee,  Elise Mallon, Ellie Schrock and AG Lockwood.  Goalie Jane Callaghan had 7 saves.  


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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Sneak Past Gulliver

    Varsity Boys Lacrosse defeated Gulliver Prep from Miami 7-6 on 3/2/19 at South County Park in Vero Beach.
     
    Scoring for the Pirates were Drew Sternberg 2 goals, Reid Bartosch 2 goals, Luke Jayne 1 goal, 1 assist, Josh Pusser 1 goal, and  Oscar Lindenthal 1 goal.
     
    Goalie Liam Murphy had 6 saves on 12 SOG. 
     
     
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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Spiritual Practices

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Spiritual Practices

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Today's wise words are from pastor and author Brian McLaren. These words come from his book titled Finding Our Way Again, The Return of the Ancient Practices (page 14):
    Spiritual practices are actions within our power that help us narrow the gap. They help us become someone weighty, someone worthy of a name and reputation, someone who makes survival worthwhile by turning life’s manure into fertilizer. They’re about surviving your twenties or forties or eighties and not becoming a jerk in the process. About not letting what happens to us deform us or destroy us. About realizing that what we earn or accumulate means nothing compared to what we become and who we are. As such, spiritual practices are pretty earthy, and they’re not strictly about spirituality as it is often defined; they’re about humanity. Which brings us to the second reason they’re important – aliveness.
    Spiritual practices could be called life practices or humane practices, because they help us practice being alive, and humanely so. They develop not just character but also aliveness, alertness, wakefulness, and humanity.


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  • Middle School: Kenya Clothing Drive

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    It's time for some spring cleaning! As part of our school initiative to gather supplies for Ms. Kennedy's visit to Kenya, the Middle School will be collecting any old SES articles of clothing (shirts, shorts, hats, etc.). Please bring in any old SES gear to your homeroom teachers before March 7th. Any little bit helps!
     
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  • G Suite Services Logo

    News from Academic Technology Department

    CS (lk)
    Mrs. Stephenson announced this week that Pirates will now be able to share Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and other G-Suite assets beyond the four walls of the school.  This is useful in all sorts of ways - a collaboration with subject specialists and experts, submitting documents that are too big to attach to email, even sharing with family.  There are endless ways to digitally collaborate using this platform. The Technology User Agreement has been updated accordingly.
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  • Third Graders Enjoy Flag Football Fun

    Third Graders Enjoy Flag Football Fun

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Lower School PE teacher Jill Clemente captured some moments of atheltic prowess and fun on the field as third graders enjoyed a game of flag football. #HowSESPlays
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  • AWQ Team

    "13" Proves Lucky for Academic World Quest Team

    MJ (lk)
    Congratulations to the Academic World Quest team, who secured their 13th victory in a row last weekend at the annual academic competition.  #PiratePride


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  • Head of School search logo

    Head of School Search Communications

    MJ (lk)
    Pirate Community, please take note of this information regarding the ongoing Head Search process: This week, the Head of School search committee, led by Wendy Porter, selected Carney Sandoe & Associates, one of the leading independent school search firms in the country. This selection officially kicks off the process for securing a new Head of School.

    There are a number of important steps that will begin immediately. We have already created a dynamic landing page on steds.org that will have continual updates on the search status. Please keep an eye on the site often.  Please note the important calendar items for parents next week noted in the calendar section of the Enews.
     
     
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  • Thanks to Alex Henriquez for designing this logo.

    Middle School Multi-Cultural Day Seeks Volunteers

    Keira Murphy
    From Pamela Mejia, World Language teacher: This year we are going to embark on our fifth annual  Middle School Multicultural Day to celebrate all of the wonderful differences that make our student body who they really are. As part of this special day, which will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, we would like to invite you to be an active part of the event. [click HEADLINE to read the full story]
     
     
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  • Upper School Book Day 2019: Choice, Change

    Upper School Book Day 2019: Choice, Change

    Marie Campione (lk)
    The annual Saint Edward’s Upper School Book Day is scheduled for April 4, 2019.  This day is intended as an Upper School student conference in the spirit of our school’s Liberal Arts tradition and with the purpose of creating empathy and a platform for respectful debate. Many of our students have not had the opportunity to participate in a conference format and this event will bring this possibility to fruition. The inspiration for this event comes from The Horace Mann School of New York, which hosts student conferences annually, and from the Nigerian author Chimananda Ngozi Adichie, who said, “When we reject the single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise.” Based on that inspiration and the success of last year’s conference, this year’s “Choice. Change.” student conference is a culmination of shared ideas and a list of potential topics created over the course of this school year by a diverse group of volunteers, students and teachers. Our students have expressed a strong interest in exploring and discussing topics such as environmental awareness, personal responsibility and transformation, or stories of overcoming obstacles and assimilation.
    [click HEADLINE to read the full story]


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  • This Weekend: The 2019 Trunk Show

    This Weekend: The 2019 Trunk Show

    Marie Campione
    It's finally here! The Saint Edward's Parents Association's 2019 TRUNK SHOW features carefully curated vendors from across the country.
     
    Trunk Show Kickoff Party:
    March 1, 2019 from 6 - 9pm
    A night filled with southern hospitality, cocktails, BBQ, live country music and bourbon tasting. Tickets: $60 at the door.  *Includes unlimited weekend access to Trunk Show.

    RAFFLE TICKETS: Win $250 in Trunk Show dollars. Raffle tickets are available for a suggested donation of $25.00 for (1) one, or (5) five for $100
    Raffle drawing to be held during Kickoff Party on March 1. *Need not be present to win. Winner can pick up cash Saturday morning at the Trunk Show.

    2018 SES TRUNK SHOW:  March 2 - 3, 2019 - Be prepared to SHOP ALL WEEKEND! Follow us on Instagram at @steds.trunkshow.verobeach. For more information: trunkshow@steds.org  772-231-5192


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  • Virtual Open House landing page

    Admission Department Launches the Virtual Open House

    MJ (lk)
    After months of collaboration with teachers, the Admission Department is launching a new concept called The Virtual Open House. The traditional Open House no longer appeals to busy parents, so this new concept allows us to introduce Saint Edward's School to a diverse audience without geographical boundaries. It also allows our current families a peek into our teacher's philosophies and goals for our students! Parents and students are encouraged to take some time to learn more about our science, social sciences, world language and fine arts departments. More videos will be added as the School evolves. Please feel free to share with family and friends!


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  • Katie Turner poses with Bill Posey

    Congressional Art Exhibition and Competition Results

    LAR (lk)
    This past Saturday was the Congressional Art Exhibition and Competition presented by Congressman Bill Posey. The theme was the Space Program, highlighting this year’s 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon. There was a separate category where every school represented in the district honored their best artwork for their school, and Katie Turner won for SES.  Please also congratulate Cindy Chen, Allie Fredericks, Pauli Hefner, Audrey Hill, Morgan Moss, Caitlin Regan, Rachel Thorpe and Kira Zudans, who were recognized for their work. 


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  • The 2018-2019 Envirothon Team

    Envirothon Team Earns State Bid

    MJ
    Dr. Monahan joyfully announced today that the SES Envirothon team won a state bid for the 7th consecutive time.  The entire team swept every category and The Caronsites, consisting of Bridget Nelson, Montana Manelski, Drew Eidemueller, Will Johnson and Jack Kincus will travel to the state competition later this spring. Congratulations!
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  • Lower School Report Cards Now Online

    Lower School Report Cards Now Online

    Jo Giesecke (lk)
    Report cards for lower school students in pre-kindergarten through grade five are now available online.  To view report cards, log into your mySTEDS account (www.steds.org). Select your child’s name from the upper left corner (if you only have one child their name and picture will be visible).  On the Progress tab of your child’s record, on the Performance tile, click the “Report Cards” link. Then click on the desired report, which will open in a new window as a pdf.


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  • Ari welcomes his grandparents

    Pirate Grandparents Storm the Ship

    MJ (lk)
    It was another joy-filled day on campus yesterday when our grandparents filled the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts. There wasn't an empty seat in the house as PK students kicked off the performance with two adorable sing-a-long songs. Later, there wasn't a dry eye in the audience as students read essays about their relationships with their grandparents in between musical numbers, and 5th grader Payton Andrews wowed the crowd with her poetry reading. Click here to view a brief album of highlights.
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  • Trunk Show Plants for sale

    Trunk Show Plants Available for Purchase

    MJ
    Ever wondered what it would be like to add a little of the Trunk Show beauty to your own home? Now you can! For the first time, the plants that adorn campus as part of the Trunk Show decor are available for purchase, thanks to the very generous Bartosch family. Prices range from $32-$170 depending on size and type. All of the plants will be tagged so shoppers can choose accordingly. Just go to the PA Anchor sales table to purchase, and you can either pick it up Sunday at 4 or Reid Bartosch has offered to deliver for $30 (arranged directly with Reid). He can be reached at reidb1@steds.org.
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  • February

    Varsity Girls Lacrosse Sails Past Rams

    In a lightning-delayed match the varsity girls lacrosse team logged their third victory in four games by defeating John Carroll Catholic High School from Fort Pierce at home by a score of 14-2 on 2/27/19.  

    All players saw plenty of time on the field and eight different players contributed to the scoring.  

    Goals and assists were tallied by Hailey Rhymes (5G 2A), Riley Kesterson (3G), Raleigh Cooper (1G 2A), Molly McGee (1G 1A), Lauren Savage, Savanna Ware, Alice Grace Lockwood, and Ellie Schrock (1G each), Elizabeth Zoltak and Bridget Nelson (1A each).  

    Goalie Jane Callaghan only allowed 2 goals on 8 shots.


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  • Athletes for Month of January

    Congratulations to our athletes for the month of January who are Juniors Zion Atwater and Ty Redmond.

    Zion is a junior and has been on the Varsity Girls Basketball team for three years.  She averaged over 11 points per game in the month of January and played four different positions on the court.  Zion also competed in the Tri-County band as one of the best musicians in the local area.

    Ty is also a junior and this is his first year on the Varsity Boys Basketball team.  Ty scored in double figures four times to aid the Pirates.  This included 10 points in a win over Berean Christian, a 14 point performance in a win over Trinity Christian-Deltona, 11 points vs Trinity Christian-Lake Worth and 12 points vs Legacy Charter High School.  He has been a great addition to the team and has grown and progressed throughout the year.
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  • Mr. Baker Invites You: Richardson Fellowship Presentation

    Mr. Baker Invites You: Richardson Fellowship Presentation

    MJ (lk)
    Technical Theatre Director Jeremy Baker was awarded the Richardson Fellowship at the Class of 2018 Commencement, and since then he has been creating a musical using his many musical, theatrical and technical gifts. On March 5th, he will present the musical to the 4th-12th graders and faculty. The event is at 2:15pm in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts, and parents are welcome to attend. Want to learn more? Click here.
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  • Bill Posey Art Contest Submissions

    Students Compete for Art Honors

    LAR (lk)
    This year’s U.S. Congressman Bill Posey Art Competition will be held on Saturday, February 23, at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. The exhibition and awards presentation begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. This year’s theme is the U.S. Space Program.  Please join me in congratulating the following students who will be representing Saint Edward’s at the show:  Pauli Hefner, Allie Fredericks, Caitlin Regan, Rachel Thorpe, Morgan Moss, Yuxuan (Cindy) Chen, Katie Turner, Audrey Hill and Kira Zudans.  
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  • District Solo and Ensemble festival

    The Sweet Sounds of US Choral Singers

    AB (lk)
    For the second year Saint Edwards School participated in the District Solo and Ensemble festival. Last year we had one student participate and this year we had six! Please share congratulations with the following students. These students prepared one piece (middle school) or two pieces (upper school) to sing as a solo and be evaluated by a judge for feedback. All of the upper school students had to sing a song in English and also in Italian.
     
    Superior Ratings:
    Gabby Carlson
    Emma Fini
    Lucy Kleinschmidt
    Mariana Box
    Alex Henriquez
     
    Excellent Rating:
    Jace Ochacher
     
    The feedback from the judge was incredible. Emma Fini received the first perfect score this judge has ever given to a freshman. Among other feedback students were praised for:
    “Soulful Performance” - Mariana Box
    A “Very handsome voice with easy even vocalism” - Jace Ochacher
    “Such a clear, pretty sound, very resonant, especially for your age” - Alex Henriquez
    “You communicate the story very well. Nice change of character in the Italian” - Gabby carlson
    “Beautiful, bright/ resonant voice! Technique is in great shape!” - Lucy Kleinschmidt
    “Diction is exemplary! Story telling is honest... very poised, focused!” - Emma Fini
     

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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Flies by Bulldogs

    Varsity Boys Lacrosse defeated district opponent South Fork High School Bulldogs from Stuart 16-2 at home on 2/26/19.

    Scoring for the Pirates were  Luke Jayne 4 goals ,4 assists,  Josh Pusser 4 goals, 1 assist, Oscar Lindenthal 5 goals, Ryan Bird 2 goals, 1 assist, Riker Pratt 1 goal, 1 assist,  Drew Sternberg 2 assists,  Reid Bartosch 1 assist, and Will Sternberg 1 assist.
     
    Goalie Liam Murphy had 6 saves on 8 SOG.


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  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Soars Above Ransom

    The varsity boys lacrosse team defeated Ransom Everglades High School in Miami on 2/23/19 by a score of 16-5.
     
    Scoring for the Pirates were Ryan Bird 3 goals, 1 assist, Reid Bartosch 3 goals, 1 assist, Josh Pusser 2 goals, 2 assists, Drew Sternberg 1 goal, 3 assists, Luke Jayne 2 goals, 1 assist, Brennan Wolfe 2 goals, Oscar Lindenthal 2 goals, and Danny Richmond 1 goal.
     
    Goalie Liam Murphy had 8 saves on 13 SOG.


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  • Varsity Baseball Gets Win Over Merritt Island Christian

    Varsity Baseball defeated Merritt Island Christian 13-1 in their season opener on 2/25/19 at the Cocoa Expo in Cocoa.

    The Pirates fired up the offense in the first inning when Anand Chundi singled scoring two runs. The Pirates put up four runs in the third inning and continued to put the pressure on in the 4th, lead by singles by Michael Mangieri, Casey Richey and Zander BeareTr
    avis Camp pitched a complete game for the Pirates surrendering one run on three hits in four innings striking out ten.  

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    irates combined for 11 hits as Mangieri, Richey, Beare, and Camp each managed multiple hits.  Mangieri led the team with three hits in four at bats.  Aidan Burdick led the team with four stolen bases, and the rest of the Pirates combined for 18 stolen bases.  

    The Pirates will face Jupiter Christian School from Jupiter in their first home game on 2/28/19 at 6:00 p.m. 
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  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Rallies with Park Vista for the Win

    The varsity girls lacrosse team held off several comeback attempts as they defeated a very physical Park Vista High School from Lake Worth 18-11 in their home opener on 2/25/19,

    Leading the scoring was Lauren Savage with 6 goals and 1 assist followed by Hailey Rhymes 5 goals and 3 assists.  Elizabeth Zoltak came off injured reserve to score 2 and assist 2, Catalina Pratt and Bridget Nelson scored two apiece, Molly McGee got her first goal of the season and Raleigh Cooper and Riley Kesterson logged one assist each.  

    Goalie Jane Callaghan had six saves, several of which stopped Park Vista rallies. 


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: This is What's Important

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: This is What's Important

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Today's Wise Words come from Iain Thomas. Mr. Thomas is a South African author and poet:

    And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, 'This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!' And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, 'No. This is what’s important.'


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  • Marcus Fini qualifies for Boys State this year.

    Marcus Fini is Tallahassee-bound: Florida Boy's State

    MJ (lk)
    Junior Marcus Fini competed with high school students from around our region to qualify for this year's Boy's State competition in Tallahasseee in June. He, along with three other young men from our region, will spend a week in one of the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training centers on the structure of city, county and state governments operated by students elected to various offices. Instruction will also be presented on the law and court system, parliamentary procedure and Florida political history. At Florida Boys State, citizens will gain hands-on experience of leadership by taking part in the political process through role-play civic exercises. #PiratePride


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  • Martin Wins Scholastic Gold Key Award

    Martin Wins Scholastic Gold Key Award

    Louise Kennedy
    Junior Clara Martin was awarded the coveted Gold Key award by Scholastic for her short story, "The Night Visitor." Gold Key awards represent the very best works submitted to regional programs. Clara will now move on to the national level of competition. We are rooting for her to win the Gold Medal in March. Go Clara!  #PiratePride


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  • MS and US Progress Reports Available Online

    MS and US Progress Reports Available Online

    Marie Campione (lk)
    MS and US progress reports are available online. 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. 


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  • The Informant: Spring 2019

    The Informant: Spring 2019

    Annette G
    The Social Justice Club released the 2018-19 edition of The Informant this month. This issue includes :
    Banned Books and Social Justice in Literature - Katie Alerte and Clara Martin
    The LGBTQ Community Under the Current Administration - Lauren Savage
    Access to Healthcare in the United States - Zayna Shaikh
    Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia - Katie Croom
    The Current State of Affairs in Colombia - Toby Tettamanti
    Technology and its Effects on Society - Farzaan Naeem
    Climate Change: A Human Rights Issue - Anand Chundi
    Cover Art by Rebecca Wickham


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  • Edward Wei

    Educatius Group is proud to announce the Winner of the Winter 2019 Chinese Student Leadership Award

    MS (lk)
    Jianing “Edward” Wei of Beijing, was recently honored for his leadership skills here at school. Twice a year Educatius Group asks our partner high schools in the USA and Canada to nominate an Educatius Group Chinese student who is a remarkable participant in the school community. Schools nominate the students on the basis of their participation in academics, arts, sports, social engagement and leadership.
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  • From the Pirate Cove School Store: Grandparents and Special Friends Day Sale!

    eburgoon
    BIG savings in the Pirate Cove Store for 2 days only!  Thurs. March 28 & Fri. April 1-- shop the 40% off sale racks--30% off all long-sleeved apparel--20% off all short-sleeved apparel
    And don't forget to snag your official Southern Sequins SES bracelet stack while you're here!


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  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day Information for Middle School Families

    keira murphy
    Tomorrow is Grandparents and Special Friends Day at Saint Edward's School. Middle School students may leave campus with their grandparent(s) to have lunch at 11:30 am and the expectation is that all students will be back in classes by 1:30 pm.
     
    If you have not already called Maria Klotter to give permission for your child to leave with his/her grandparent, you must personally be at school tomorrow to sign your child out in the Middle School office. Your child will not be allowed to leave campus if s/he does not have prior permission from a parent. Permission from a grandparent only is not sufficient.
     
    ATHLETES-If a student leaves campus with a grandparent and does not return to school by 1:30 p.m., that student may not participate in athletics that afternoon. 
     
    Students must sign out with Mrs. Klotter at 11:30 a.m. on February 28 and sign back in when they return by 1:30 pm. Last year the line to sign-out was very long. Pre-approval and only the student signing himself/herself out will expedite the process.
     
    Please understand that we will continue to have regular classes and if your child leaves campus s/he is responsible for any work that s/he misses.


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  • So excited for Grandparents Day!

    Grandparents and Special Friends Day Information for Upper School Families

    Jack MacMullan (lk)
    Thursday, February 28 is Grandparents and Special Friends Day at Saint Edward's School.  Upper School students may leave campus with their grandparents for lunch at 11:30 a.m., with the expectation that they will return to campus to rejoin classes by 1:30 pm.
     
    If your child plans to leave with a grandparent, WE MUST HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL FOR YOUR CHILD TO LEAVE CAMPUS.  
     
    Parents - please contact Mrs. Miller through email (gmiller@steds.org) or the attendance line (772-492-2163) by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26 if your child will leave campus with his/her grandparent. We must have both your permission and the name of the grandparent who is taking your child off-campus.
     
    Unless you are there to personally sign your child out on Thursday (February 28), your child will not be allowed to leave campus if s/he does not have prior permission.
     
    ATHLETICS and EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES - If a student leaves campus with a grandparent and does not return to school by 1:30 pm, that student may not participate in athletics or other school-sponsored activities that afternoon.
     
    Students must sign out with Mrs. Miller beginning at 11:30 a.m. on February 28 and sign back in when they return by 1:30 p.m.  Last year the line to sign-out was very long. Pre-approval and only the student signing himself/herself out will expedite the process.
     
    Please understand that we will continue to have regular classes, and if your child leaves campus s/he is responsible for any work that s/he misses.


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  • MUN Braves the Tundra

    MUN Braves the Tundra

    TT & GS (lk)
    From Tobias Tettamanti, ‘20 and George Sowles, ‘21: A group of eleven students attended the 31st annual Model United Nations of Chicago, which was held from the 7th to the 10th of February.  The college students who run MUNUC always put forward a challenging committee, and this year was no exception.  From historic committees to modern crises, our delegation supported an eclectic range of committee assignments. When we weren’t conferencing, our students were eager to explore Chicago and all of its destinations.
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  • Justin Grimes

    Season's Best Date Night Next Week! Trunk Show Party

    MJ (lk)
    Parents, find your cowboy boots in the back of the closet and come out next Friday night to hear some good music, get educated on the proper care and feeding of a bourbon cask and dine on some real cowboy BBQ. Oh, and you can SHOP, too! Click here to buy tickets now, so 2019 Trunk Show chairs April Milicevic and Kelly Holm can make sure there's enough food and drink for all to enjoy. It's sure to be a fabulous night!


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  • Students prepare for lecture

    World Affairs Council Learns About Southeast Asia

    Terry Mitchell (lk)
    The World Affairs Council of Palm Beach is always providing insightful, topical presentations on global affairs. This past Wednesday, Dr. Amy Searight provided a broad overview of Southeast Asia in her remarks before the Council. She holds her Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.A. in East Asian studies from Stanford University. She has extensive experience with Asian policy, including working as senior adviser and director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, or CSIS. Her presentation covered the many facets that make up Southeast Asia’s current geopolitical state. [Click on headline to read rest of article.]



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  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse Get Season Opener Win

    Fran Keating
    Varsity Girls Lacrosse defeated Melbourne High School in Melbourne by a score of 17-2 on 2/20/19 in their season opener.

    All 22 Lady Pirate players saw action.

    Scoring  were 
    Hailey Rhymes (5 goals, 2 assists), Raleigh Cooper (5 goals, 1 assist), Lauren Savage (3 goals, 4 assists), Savanna Ware (2 goals, 1 assist), Catalina Pratt (1 goal,  2 assists), Liz Zoltak (1 goal, 1 assist), and Bridget Nelson and Ellie Schrock with 1 assist each.  

    Goalie Jane Callaghan led a nearly impenetrable defense, allowing only 2 goals on 5 shots. 


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  • Varsity Baseball Gets Pre-season Win!

    Fran Keating
    Varsiity Baseball defeated Cocoa High School 3-0 on 2/19/19 at a pre-season game which was held at Cocoa Beach High School in Cocoa Beach.

    Casey Richey and Travis Camp combined to throw a shut out against the Cocoa Tigers.  Casey earned the Player of the Game award for throwing a no hitter over his 3 innings, striking out 6 and walking 0. Offensively Casey led the Pirates going 2-3 with 3 stolen bases.  Aidan Burdick posted his first triple of the season.


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  • The Kickoff Party Welcoming Committee

    Come and Join the fun! Trunk Show Volunteers

    MJ (lk)
    The 27th Annual Trunk Show is just around the corner, and chairs Kelly Holm and April Milicevic are looking for some helping hands. Volunteers can choose dates, shifts and times, and you don't need any special skills. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to meet other SES parents, or you can team up with a pal and spend some quality time together helping the School. Signing up is easy. Simply click or reach out to the chairs via email.


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  • International Experiences in Middle School

    International Experiences in Middle School

    keira murphy (lk)
    Mrs. Bischoff's history classes have had an international flair this week with a Mystery Skype with an Italian classroom and a special interview with an Iraqi refugee through the organization "Learning Around the World."

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  • Les Mis, AP History and the French Revolution

    Les Mis, AP History and the French Revolution

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Terry Mitchell and Michele Sterberg took the AP Euro and AP World classes to the Kravis Center to see the opening night of Les Mis. The AP Euro kids just finished studying the French Revolution, and Les Mis picks up forty years after the Revolution. Mrs. Sternberg said, "The production was truly outstanding!"
     

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  • Schulze Published in TCPalm

    Schulze Published in TCPalm

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Junior Christopher Schulze visited Russia during Christmas break this year, and his English teacher Louise Kennedy asked him to be 'on assignment' as a student journalist during his time there and write about it his experience. His piece titled Traveling in Russia revealed what is 'behind the curtain' was published recently in TCPalm.  #PiratePride  #HowSESLearns
     
     
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  • Sharing letters with our friends in Italy.

    Learning Abroad in History Class

    Rikki Bischoff (lk)
    From Mrs. Bischoff: Seventh grade students participate in mystery Skype and lecture series using technology to explore the world outside of the classroom. We have been busy Skyping around the world in history class! This week our seventh grade classes participated in a mystery Skype with a school in Florence, Italy. Mystery Skype is a game where we connect with a school in another part of the world and try to determine their location by asking a series of yes and no questions. We sent letters beforehand, so we answered questions, shared stories and learned about each other after we found out the location of the school. The following day we joined the GEOshow in a lecture series titled Meet a Local: An Iraqi Refugee. We were lucky enough to be chosen for a live camera spot and particapted in a Q&A forum with different schools in the U.S. and Canada. We met Ali Al Mshakheel and learned about his life in Baghdad and the process of him coming to the United States. Being able to integrate this type of technology has opened the door for exploring the world outside our classroom in a fun and interactive way! Please click on the headline for more photos. #HowSESLearns


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  • No School Friday and Monday

    No School Friday and Monday

    Friday, February 15 is a faculty in-service day and Monday, February 18 is the national observance of Presidents' Day. There is no school on either day. We look forward to seeing students back on campus Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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  • SES girls enjoy a Saturday morning run

    Will Run for Cupcakes: SES Run Vero

    GZ (lk)

    The Saint Edwards "team" has won three of the first five events in the Run Vero Race Series. The Pirates consist of lower, middle and upper school students as well as faculty. This past Saturday the team placed second out of 13 teams in the Cupcake Two Mile event. If you are interested in joining the team for the last event of the race series, the Citrus 5K on March 23, please contact Varsity Cross Country Coach Greg Zugrave. "We love having the kids and community running together. There is no experience necessary to join this winning team!" Coach Zugrave.
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  • Happy Valentine's Day!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Marie Campione
    We hope you have a special, sweet day with your loved ones!
    Take a moment to enjoy this fun flashback: Last year's Valentine's Day video!
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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: The Preciousness of Life

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: The Preciousness of Life

    Marie Campione
    Today's Wise Words come from a Polish-born American rabbi and leading Jewish theologian and philosopher of the 20th century; Abraham Joshua Heschel. With all that is going on this month from Valentine's Day to the Year Anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Rabbi Heschel's words speak directly to the preciousness and frailty of life.
     
    “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ....get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”


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  • Sandy Kelso Earns Laura Riding Jackson Foundation Fellowship

    Sandy Kelso Earns Laura Riding Jackson Foundation Fellowship

    Louise Kennedy (lk)
    After attending a number of workshops through the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation that covered everything from editing to Shakespeare to writing poetry with the nationally recognized poet Naomi Nye, Sandy Kelso submitted some polished writing of her own to the board.  Her two beautiful poems capture Sandy's writing style well. One poem deals with the intimate relationship between a reader and her book, and the other deals with the human capacity for worry. These poems earned Sandy the distinction of Teen Writing Fellow. She will be invited to the annual Poetry and BBQ event hosted by the Foundation in April. She'll also be asked to read her poems alongside major contemporary poets, and that is an honor well-deserved by this young woman. Congratulations, Sandy!  #PiratePride  #HowSESLearns


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  • Varsity Tennis Gets Season Opener Win

    FK
    Varsity Boys Tennis defeated Jupiter Christian School from Jupiter 7-0 at Riverside Park Tennis Courts in Vero on 2/11/19.

    Winning singles matches were Ryan Niederpruem (default), Jacob Chesley 8-1, Jack Zoltak 8-0, Jake Damiani 8-0, and Toby Terramanti 8-0. 
    Winning doubles matches were the team of  Chesley/Zoltak 8-0, and Damiani/Terramanti 8-0.

    Varsity Girls Tennis defeated Jupiter Christian School 6-0-1.

    Winning singles matches were Miranda Morey 8-7, Lily Strauss 8-1, Neenah Brown 8-0, Amira Hussamy 8-0, and Zayna Shaikh 8-0.
    Winning doubles matches were Brown/Strauss 8-0.  The doubles match involving Morey/Natalie Burgoon (tie) was suspended after rain.


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Being Propelled by Discomfort

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Being Propelled by Discomfort

    (lk)
    Today's Wise Words come from M. Scott Peck, author (The Road Less Traveled) and psychiatrist:
     
    “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”


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  • Chinese New Year Luncheon

    Chinese New Year Luncheon

    Shelby Fontana (lk)
    International Program Coordinator Shelby Fontana held the annual Chinese New Year Celebration for international students on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. “This event is an important tradition in Chinese culture. Understandably, they miss their family and friends back at home, so we just hope they feel the support and best wishes from their second family here—the Saint Edward’s School community!” said Mrs. Fontana. The international students were joined by Dr. Bao’s Chinese language learners, as well as some special guests from faculty and administration, to help usher in the year of the Pig. Chinese New Year officially began on February 5 and ends February 19. Undeniably, a “crowd favorite” every year are the delicious Chinese dumplings from Shandong Noodle House!
     
     
     
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  • Fifth Grade News: National Current Events League

    Fifth Grade News: National Current Events League

    LKenney (lk)
    National Current Events League update: Congratulations to these students who are currently in second place in the nation!
    4th grade: Cesar Dato-Slattery
    5th grade: Nicholas Weise

    #PiratePride
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  • Boys Basketball Senior Night: Friday 2/8

    Marie Campione
    Join the varsity baskeball senior boys, Anand, TJ and JP and their families for Senior Night recognition beginning at 6:30pm Friday, February 8. The game starts at 7:00pm against Covenant Christian School. Come support these seniors, and Pirate basketball!
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  • SSAC Awards

    Fran Keating
    Congratulations to Senior TJ Kenney and Junior Zion Atwater who received Honorable Mentions for 2018-2019 Sunshine State Athletic Conference Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball All-State
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  • JV Boys Basketball End Season with a Win Against The Defenders!

    Fran Keating
    J.V. Boys Basketball defeated Lake Worth Christian on 2/1/19 in Lake Worth by a score of 52-32.

    Leading scorers for the Pirates were Oscar Lindenthal with 16 points, Dylan Redmon with 15 points, and Luke Jayne ended with 16 points.

    Incredible defense effort by Josh Pusser, Liam Murphy and Eli Barin.
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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Gets Win on Senior Night

    The varsity girls basketball team led the entire game against Odyssey Charter from Palm Bay at home on Senior night 2/1/19 by a score of 44-20.

    Scorers for the Lady Pirates were Elise Mallon with 16 points, Alexa Soderman with 8 points, Kate Kedem with 4 points, senior Ellie Huryn 2 points, Morgan Chapman 2 points, and Izzy Jennings also with 2 points.   Seniors on the team are Samantha Camp and Ellie Huryn.

    The Lady Pirates played really well as a complete team.  They finished the season with a 3 game winning streak!
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  • Edtech Tool of the Week: GarageBand

    Edtech Tool of the Week: GarageBand

    Amber Mullins and Chris Stephenson (mc)(lk)
    You know it for music creation, but the sixth grade has begun using this tool as a way to curate and create sounds, interviews and audio to create their own podcasts for the NPR Podcast Challenge. Students in Mrs. Durand's sixth grade English class will spend their Fridays delving into telling their own podcasting stories. Check out a favorite podcast: Kind World. "Kind World is a show about compassion. Through stories, big and small, we explore the effect one act can have on a life, to better understand each other and ourselves."
    *excerpt from Mrs. Mullin and Mrs. Stephenson's Academic Technology Newsletter


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  • Emmons Repeats as Geography Bee Champ

    Emmons Repeats as Geography Bee Champ

    Keira Murphy
    Seventh grade student Jacob Emmons beat out 8 other contestants to win the school geography bee for the second year in a row. He answered all 33 questions on US and global geography correctly. Jacob will represent Saint Edward's School in the National Geography Bee later in the spring. Congratulations to all contestants!

    Please click on the headline for more photos from the geography bee.


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  • Shareef Selected as Coca-Cola Scholar Regional Finalist

    Shareef Selected as Coca-Cola Scholar Regional Finalist

    Marie Campione
    Senior Omar Shareef has been named a Regional Finalist for the 2019 class of the Coca‑Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. Omar was among 1,896 Semifinalists who were selected from over 95,000 initial applicants and is now one of just 251 students who have moved to the final selection phase. After these interviews are conducted in mid-February, 150 of the Regional Finalists will be designated as Coca-Cola Scholars in March and will each receive a $20,000 scholarship to be used at the student’s college of choice. Collectively, the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation will award $3.1 million in college scholarships to these outstanding young leaders. #PiratePride
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  • Spring Play ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens in February

    Spring Play ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens February 22

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Our story begins in a faraway kingdom long ago.  Queen Aggravain, has decreed that no one in the kingdom may marry until her son, Dauntless, has a wife. Unfortunately, in an attempt to keep Prince Dauntless single, she has decreed that only the princess that can pass her test may marry her son. Her tests tend to be rigorous in the extreme.  Meanwhile, Sir Harry has found a new Princess to take the test: Princess Winnifred the Woebegone.  Queen Aggravain devises a test of "sensitivity" in which a pea will be placed beneath 20 mattresses to see if Winnifred can feel it. Much hilarity ensues as the courtiers and Dauntless attempt to help Winnifred prepare for the secret test.
    Once Upon a Mattress opens Friday, February 22 at 7 p.m. with additional shows on Saturday 23 at 2 and 7 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.


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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Battle with Patriots for Victory

    Varsity Girls Basketball defeated Master's Academy at the Intergenerational Recreation Center in Vero Beach on 1/31/19 by a score of 35-28.

    The Lady Pirates gave their best effort and were able to hold a tough Master's team.

    Scorers were Zion Atwater with 14 points, Alexa Soderman 8 points, Elise Mallon 7 points, and Ellie Huryn 6 points and 5 blocked shots.


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  • January

    Trunk Show Chairs April Milicevic and Kelly Holm

    A Very Special Trunk Show 2019 Invitation

    Kelly Grant Holm (lk)
    From Trunk Show Co-Chair Kelly Grant Holm: For the last six months, April Milicevic and I have been busy planning the 27th Saint Edward’s Trunk Show fundraiser March 1-3 here on campus. If you haven’t been to the Trunk Show, it is a unique shopping experience with 60 carefully curated vendors from across the country. We have fabulous vendors lined up, along with a few extra surprises in the works.

    Since we are two moms at the school and both from Kentucky, it was easy to come up with a theme of southern hospitality for our Kickoff Party on March 1st. There will be live country music from the Justin Grimes Band, BBQ that real cowboys love, a Kentucky bourbon tasting and so much more. On Saturday and Sunday the Trunk Show is open to the public for an entrance fee of $5 per person, and we will have several food trucks.

    I hope you consider making plans to attend the Trunk Show. We would love to see you! Let me know if you have any questions, want to volunteer or maybe include promotional materials in our swag bag for the Kickoff Party. Thanks so much! 

    Click to view a fun shout out from Justin Grimes of the Justin Grimes Band!



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  • Kindergarten students celebrate the 100th day of school

    Breaking News: Centenarians Visit SES Campus

    MJ (lk)
    A group of centenarians visited Saint Edward's School campus today to say hello to Mr. Mersky and show the rest of the students how spry they are. These cute "old folks" were escorted by Kindergarten teachers Margy Kulczycki and Paula Given as they celebrated the 100th day of school.


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  • First Semester Middle School Academic Recognition

    Keira Murphy
    We are pleased to recognize the following students for their academic achievement in the first semester. Please know that a student is only listed once with the highest level of recognition. For example, a student on the Head of School List does not also appear on the Dean's List and Honor Roll because Dean's List and Honor Roll are prerequisites of attaining Head of School status.

    Click here to see the Head of School, Honor Roll and Dean's List.
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  • The St. Edward's Stack, from Southern Sequins:  $58.00

    From the Pirate Cove School Store: Southern Sequins comes to SES!

    eburgoon (lk)
    Introducing the Saint Edward's Stack from Southern Sequins!  Locally made and always in demand, these custom beaded bracelets feature our signature white and blue school colors, just in time for Valentine's Day.  Get yours now...exclusively at the Pirate Cove Store.


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  • Mark Your Calendars: SES Choir Collaboration at Trinity Church

    Mark Your Calendars: SES Choir Collaboration at Trinity Church

    AB (lk)
    An invitation from Mr. Baron:  This Saturday, February 2nd, students from the Saint Edward's School Choirs will participate in a service at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church with the St. James School of Hagerstown, MD.  The St. James School wished to collaborate with our school as a part of their annual choir tour, this year traveling throughout Florida to Sarasota, West Palm Beach and Vero Beach. The Choristers from both schools will participate in a day-long workshop preparing this service and will be led by Mr. Baron and Mrs. Linda Stowe, the Director of Choral Music at the Saint James School.  A reception will follow this service.  This event is free and open to the Saint Edward's Community as well as the general public.  
     

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  • Middle School Model United Nations

    Seventh and eighth grade students, who are not already committed to Upper School Model UN, are welcome to start learning about the Model UN process.  The club will meet on "A" Days in the Band Room with Mr Mohr. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
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  • Pines and Gulati Attend Atlanta Junior Theater Festival

    Pines and Gulati Attend Atlanta Junior Theater Festival

    Cristina Pines (lk)
    Cristina Pines and Sophia Gulati traveled to Atlanta to attend the Junior Theater Festival. Using the play Xanadu, Jr., Emily Olsson, Arielle Reason and Cristina choreographed a show that received the Excellence in Student Directing/Choreography Award. #PiratePride


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  • Rabbi Birnholz Speaks to Sixth Grade

    Rabbi Birnholz Speaks to Sixth Grade

    Last Thursday we welcomed Rabbi Michael Birnholz from Temple Beth Shalom to speak with the 6th grade students about the origins of Judaism. The students have begun their world religion unit on Judaism in Mrs. Bischoff’s history class, so they were excited to have a chance to learn more about the religion. The rabbi furthered their understanding by showing pictures of his recent trips to Israel, sharing artifacts, and answering great questions. This is one of many great religions they will learn about in both 6th and 7th grade.
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  • Season Opener Win for Varsity Boys Weightlifting

    Fran Keating
    Varsity Boys Weightlifting defeated American Heritage from Plantation at home on 1/30/19 by a score of 42-29.

    Weight class 119 in 1st- Jasper Nelson 95/80/175,  in 2nd- Ray Taft  60/40/100
    Weight class 129 in 1st- CH Brown 6for6 130/105/235 
    Weight class 139 in 1st- William Munz 100/70/170,  in 2nd- Patrick MacMullan  65/40/105
    Weight class 154 in 2nd- Leonardo Wang 135/100/235,  in 3rd- Cavanaugh Corrie 6for6  55/55/110 
    Weight class 169 in 1st- JP Scott  6for6 155/140/295
    Weight class 183 in 1st- David Israel  6for6 130/110/240,  in 2nd- Thomas Baker  90/75/165 
    Weight class 199 in 3rd- Zachary Westrom 85/75/160
    Weigth class 219 in 2nd- Callahan Corrie  120/95/215
     
     
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  • SES Faculty Present at FETC

    SES Faculty Present at FETC

    Marie Campione (lk)
    EdTech Coordinators Amber Mullins and Chris Stephenson were joined by several faculty members in Orlando, Florida, as they attended one of the biggest Edtech conferences on the planet - FETC (Future of Education Technology Conference).  Kudos to Kelly Fykes, Nicole Padgett, Shaun Hurley, Karl Leonhardt and Rikki Bischoff, all who presented at the conference and shared their Edtech wisdom with the world!


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  • Science Fair Winners

    SES Sweeps Science Fair

    MJ (lk)
    Saint Edward's School science students brought down the house on Wednesday night at the annual Science Fair Awards Ceremony. Highlights include:

    Saint Edward’s earned 50% of State Bids
    Saint Edward’s students won 80% of the FIT awards.
    Saint Edward’s students won 100% of the IRSC awards.
     
    In addition, Saint Edward's School will be sending five girls to the state level of competition -- a first for our School. These incredible successes are shared among all divisions, starting with the foundation provided by Mrs. Hudson and continuing with Mr. Leonhardt, Ms. Buckley, Mr. Barker, Dr. LP, Mr. Kruger and Department Chair Dr. Monahan. For a full list of winners, click here. Congratulations to all of the students and teachers who have worked so hard to achieve this remarkable success!


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  • Victory for Varsity Girls Basketball

    Fran Keating
    The varsity girls basketball team defeated Berean Christian School in West Palm Beach by a score of 37-30 on 1/29/19 in a hard fought game that all the girls contributed for a true team victory.

    Scorers for the Lady Pirates were Zion Atwater with 16 points, Elise Mallon with 14 points, and Alexa Soderman with 6 points.


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  • Athletes for Month of November and December

    Our athletes for November are Juniors Hailey Rhymes and Liam Kavolius, and Freshman Alexa Soderman.  Our athlete for December are Juniors Elise Mallon, and Liam Kavolius.

    Junior Hailey Rhymes has been on the girls varsity soccer team for 2 years.  Hailey has played a crucial role as our center defender this year.  The team can always rely on her to run down players with her speed and competitive nature.  Hailey consistently steps in front of every pass, player or shot she can and has saved a number of goals this season.

    Junior Liam Kavolius has been on the boys varsity soccer team for 3 years.  His plays holding midfielder and is hard working, selfless and a leader.  Liam is always one of the first names the coaches list on the team sheet and he exemplities everything it takes to succeed.

    Freshman Alexa Soderman has been on the varsity girls basketball team for 1 year.  In two games in November, Alexa averaged 16 points a game and leads the team in minutes played.  She has made an immediate impact on the team.

    Junior Elise Mallon has been on the varsity girls basketball team for 2 years and in four games in December she averaged over 12 points a game and leads the team in minutes played.  She is one of the main leaders of the team as she directs the Lady Pirates on the court as the starting point guard.  Elise is looked up to by all the other players.
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  • Conscious Stories

    Author Visits to Introduce "Conscious Storytime" for LS Parents

    MJ (lk)
    On February 7th at 8:15 a.m. in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts, author Andrew Newman will present a magical assembly for parents to discuss how to connect with children in real ways through stories. He will also work with lower school students over a three day period to read stories, create storyboards, discuss mindfulness and social/emotional intelligence. 

    LS Parents, please mark your calendars now and plan to attend this important and insightful event!


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  • Celebrating Four County Honor Band Participants

    Celebrating Four County Honor Band Participants

    Marie Campione (lk)
    From Band Director Pete Hengen: Saint Edward's students participated in the 41st Annual Four-County Honor Festival at IRSC. These students rehearsed diligently with their clinicians Thursday night, all-day on Friday, and then returned on Saturday afternoon for more rehearsal before performing a culminating concert in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center.

    Five students out of the twenty-two selected for Four County Honor Band Jazz instrumentalists were Saint Edward's students. At the event they performed Jazz classics including Four by Miles Davis and Crystal Silence by Chick Corea. In true Chick Corea style, David Israel shined as he soloed during Crystal Silence. It was an amazing moment and the audience was mesmerized. Also in the band were Alto Saxophonist Elise Mallon, tenor saxophonist Daniel Knight, and drummer Addison Waddell. Waddell demonstrated considerable tenacity as he drove the band in Swing style even though he known for his expertise in the Funk style.

    Congratulations to all who were selected, and congratulations on such outstanding performances!

    Middle School 7/8 Honor Band:
    Grace Kennedy, Flute
    Wil Blackburn, Bass Clarinet
    Jackson Watson, Alto Saxophone
    Kieran Colgan, Tenor Saxophone
    Stone Colgan, Trumpet
     
    9/10 Honor Band:
    Zayna Shaikh, Flute
    Farzaan Naeem, Alto Saxophone
    Daniel Knight, Tenor Saxophone
    Christopher Powell, Trumpet
     
     
    11/12 Honor Band:
    Zion Atwater, Alto Saxophone
    Elise Mallon, Alto Saxophone
    Ellie Huryn, Trumpet
    Jane Callaghan, Tuba
    Katie Alerte, Percussion
    *Katy Rodriquez, Flute

    11/12 Honor Jazz Band:
    David Israel, Piano
    Elise Mallon, Alto Saxophonist 
    Daniel Knight, Tenor Saxophonist 
    Addison Waddell, Drummer 
    *Alexander Sylvia, French Horn
     
    Congratulations for being selected, and congratulations on an outstanding performance Saturday night. #PiratePride
    * denotes students selected but unable to attend.


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  • Dr. Monahan becomes National Geographic Fellow

    Dr. Monahan Gains NatGeo Recognition

    Monica Jennings (lk)
    Finally we can share some REALLY BIG NEWS! US Science teacher Dr. Kerryane Monahan missed a few days of school early in January so she could be honored as a National Geographic Fellow. We are all so proud of this accomplishment and can't wait for her to share her always-evolving knowledge with her students. Mr. Mersky says, "Dr. Monahan is a consummate professional who embodies our mission of being a life-long learner.  Her work with the National Geographic initiative, not only through her fellowship but moreover through her leadership for our faculty and School, has been profound and has set us on a course to greater heights for our students, for our professionals, and indeed for whole School culture." Congratulations!
    Click the headline for more details, and stay tuned for more news on how she plans to make the most of this amazing recognition.



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  • Israel Represents SES at All-State Chorus

    Israel Represents SES at All-State Chorus

    Marie Campione
    From Choir Director Anthony Baron: Senior David Israel represented SES in the All State TTBB Chorus.  He was selected after going through multiple examinations of his musical ability including his knowledge of musical theory, sight-singing ability, and vocal quality.  He performed with this chorus at the Florida All State Music Conference in January.  His conductor was Dr. James Bass, a professor at the University of California Los Angeles Herb Alpert School of Music.  Their songs performed included music from the 19th through 21st centuries.

    David was also selected to participate in Four County Band, the only SES student to be named to both! Congratulations, David! #PiratePride


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  • Palmer Vorkapich and Tiny Fey

    Palmer Vorkapich takes a bite out of the Big Apple

    MJ (lk)
    Third grader Palmer Vorkapich enjoyed the trip of a lifetime last week when she traveled to New York with her family to perform in Broadway's Mean Girls as part of the Make a Wish Foundation. Palmer was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, and after a brave battle to beat her diagnosis, she returned to Saint Edward's School for a joyful reunion with her classmates. She not only performed on stage, but cherished family and friends surprised her along the way, she got to dance on the piano at FAO Schwartz and she got to spend some time back stage with Tina Fey. Check out this link for more details on her epic adventure. Congratulations, Palmer! We're so happy to have you on the Pirate ship.


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  • Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up Available Online January 23

    Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up Available Online

    Angie Stalquist (lk)
    Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, January 31 from 1-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. and Friday, February 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    *LS Intermediate Parents: Fourth and Fifth grades may sign up 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 31.  

    Parents may sign up for Spring Parent/Teacher conferences from January 23 - 29.  Any changes after January 29 are to be made with the division registrar. Please refer to the 2018-19 Directions for Signing up for Parent Teacher Conferences for details on how to register for conferences.


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  • US musicians perform for the Benedict Legacy Society members.

    US Jazz Band Wows Audience

    MJ (lk)
    Mac Carnell, Addison Waddell, David Israel and Zion Atwater, along with Mr. Hengen, performed this week for members of the Benedict Legacy Society at a luncheon honoring those who support Saint Edward's School in their estate plans. More than once, members asked where we "found the great band," and the students really added a joyful element to the event. Special thanks to the musicians and to Mr. Stribling for moving the instruments to the event site and back to school.


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Be That One

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Be That One

    Marie Campione (lk)
    This quote/poem from Sheri Eckert challenges us to be and live a certain way of life. 
     
    That One
    Be that one. 
    That one who forgives when deep offense has been committed.
    That one who loves when no one else does.
    That one who gives kindness to those who are mean.
    Be that one who looks past the insult, 
    Instead of seeing the pain that motivated it.
    That one who shines light upon those who sit in utter darkness.
    Because the impact of being that one runs far and wide.
    It brings healing to the wounded,
    Joy to the sad,
    And hope to those in despair.
    Be that one.

     
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  • 2019 College Night with the Deans

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Parents: You are invited to our College Night with the Deans on Monday, January 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Waxlax. We are hosting Admissions Directors from Auburn University, Dartmouth College, University of Central Florida and Sewanee: The University of the South; these four schools represent out-of-state public, large private, smaller private and in-state public schools to give you the opportunity to learn about a variety of admission programs. The Admissions Directors will sit on a panel and will open up the floor for questions. Please come prepared with questions written down!
     
    **We would like to see everyone attend, and please invite friends, as this event is open to the public! Please share this event - let's get the word out! Here's a link to Facebook Event for sharing **
     

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  • ALUMNI NOMINATIONS

    Maria Segura
    Do you have someone you would like to nominate for the ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME or DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS/A AWARD? If so, now is the time to submit your candidate.
    For ATHLETICS, please send your completed nomination form to our Director of Athletics, Jeff Lamscha. Criteria and the process for selection can be seen by clicking here. The nomination form can be downloaded here.
    ***Click here to view previous recipients. Click headline to read more.

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  • ALUMNI HOLIDAY PARTY

    Maria Segura
    Last month Saint Edward’s School celebrated its annual Alumni Holiday Party at The Moorings Yacht & Country Club. It was a joyful evening of laughter and reminiscing with over 150 alumni and faculty. We hope that everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season and look forward to gathering with you again next December. Click here to see photos of your former classmates, friends and faculty that attended the event.
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  • Varsity Boys Soccer defeats Cougars

    Fran Keating
    Varsity Boys Soccer defeated Merritt Island Christian School 9-2 in Merritt Island on 1/22/19.

    Lorenz Schaefer and Will Franco each scored 3 goals, Will Sternberg, Chris Fashek, and Constantin Andres each scored 1 goal apiece.


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  • College Counseling Launches YouScience Student Aptitude Assessment

    College Counseling Launches YouScience Student Aptitude Assessment

    Marie Campione
    From the College Counseling Office: YouScience is an exciting new tool for us, and it is being offered directly to our families for the first time. With this program, students will discover their unique set of talents through the revolutionary intersection of aptitudes, interests, and personality. It’s a completely new way to understand where your children will succeed and allows Saint Edward’s School to deliver even more effective and accurate college and career guidance. (*click headline to read complete letter)

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  • Kenyan Students Start High School!

    Kenyan Tutor Program Students Start High School

    Louise Kennedy (lk)
    From Louise Kennedy, English faculty: Just before our holiday break, we learned that three of the girls we have been tutoring in Kenya had passed their national exam. That meant they were eligible to attend high school. This was really big news for our group of hard-working student tutors. What we also learned is that there are prohibitive costs associated with high school (about $130 for the year for each girl) and that even though the girls were qualified, they might not be able to attend given their low economic status. The Kenyan school year begins in January, so we had to do some quick scrambling to help. Through a remarkable series of events and some good old-fashioned work over the break, we were able to team up with a non-profit to help with the paperwork and the filing of forms at the local schools. We were also able as a school to help with the tuition. I am so thrilled to announce that the girls started high school late last week. This is a huge step forward in their lives, and junior Fiona Zimmerman and I will be able to talk to them about their new experience when we visit in March. This is the joy of SES. We make a difference every day through hard work and empathy. So proud to be a Pirate!


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  • Elise Mallon, Alto Saxophone

    Kieran Colgan and Elise Mallon Perform in Top Concert

    PH (lk)
    Tenor saxophonist Kieran Colgan was selected to participate in the All-State Middle School Honor Band. Kieran was one of one hundred twenty-three students chosen from across the state to represent their school. The students rehearsed for three days and performed a concert that was part of the Florida Music Educators Association conference in Tampa this past weekend.

    In addition, alto saxophonist Elise Mallon represented Saint Edward’s School, as she was selected to participate with the 2019 Florida Music Educators Association All-State High School Honor Band. She was among one hundred twenty-seven of the best players in Florida rehearsing for three days and performing a culminating concert in Tampa. Congratulations!
     
     
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  • Progress Reports online for Grades 4 and 5

    Progress Reports Online for Grades Four and Five

    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.  A progress report is written for 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 T2 Winter Progress Report


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: A New Beginning

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: The Power of Love

    Marie Campione
    From Fr. Tommy: Here is a quote from Rabbi Harold Kushner about Love and what each of us can do:
     
    “None of us has the power to make someone else love us. But we all have the power to give away love, to love other people. And if we do so, we change the kind of person we are, and we change the kind of world we live in."


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  • 8th Grade Social on Friday Night

    • When: February 8th from 7pm - 9pm
    • Where: WAC
    • Who: All 8th grade SES students
    • Attire: Dressy Casual. Boys-long or short pants with a collared shirt. Girls-slacks, skirt or dress
    • Food: pizza, drinks and snacks
    • Professional DJ
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  • Photo from 2017 Gold / Bold Day

    Annual BOLD/GOLD Day

    Keira Murphy (lk)
    A note from Pape Seye, Upper School Dean of Students: On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, upper school student leaders will welcome the 8th grade class to our annual BOLD and GOLD day. Eighth grade students will be treated to a great day focused on leadership, team building and Upper School life. Students will leave Saint Edward’s and travel to Riverside Park where they will be grouped into small teams, each team led by two upper school students who will be their guides for the day. 
     
    While we don’t want to give away too much of the fun, there will be lots of challenging games, a speaker, a great lunch (Chik-Fil-A), snacks, drinks and some time to spend with upper school students learning what life in high school is all about. Your student should plan on wearing comfortable clothes including their class t-shirt, jeans or shorts, depending on weather, and tennis shoes. All students will return to Saint Edward’s just before the close of the school day.


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  • From the School Nurse: Bad Flu Season Ahead

    From the School Nurse: Bad Flu Season Ahead

    Marie Campione (lk)
    CDC Flu Report: At Least 6.2 Million Sick This Season 
    At this point during the 2018-2019 flu season, 6.2 million to 7.3 million people have been sick with flu. Looking back at last year, CDC estimates that the burden of illness during the 2017–2018 season was high with an estimated 48.8 million people getting sick with influenza. Chances are good the flu will be around us, so please get your Flu Shot (if not medically contraindicated).

    People who are sick with flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
    Fever* or feeling feverish/chills.
    Cough.
    Sore throat.
    Runny or stuffy nose.
    Muscle or body aches.
    Headaches.
    Fatigue (tiredness)
    Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
    Think you might have the flu? Check out this 2 minute video to learn more.


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  • MS Geography Bee Finalists Announced

    Keira Murphy
    Middle School students participated in the first round of the National Geographic Geography Bee yesterday. The top 3 scores per grade will participate in our Middle School Bee in the Waxlax on Wednesday, January 30th at 2:45 pm. 

    In 6th grade, the finalists are: Noah Hernandez, Ray Taft, Sommer Soderman
     

    In 7th grade, the finalists are: Jacob Emmons, Alex Lee, Caroline Zoltak


    In 8th grade, the finalists are: CH Brown, Clark Nelson, Maeve Reicher
     
     
    Congratulations!
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  • MS/US Late Start Day: Monday, January 28

    MS/US Late Start Day: Monday, January 28

    Keira Murphy (lk)
    Saint Edward's Middle and Upper School will have the first Late Start Day on Monday, January 28, 2019. Late Start Days allow the entire faculty of a division of the school (Middle School and/or Upper School) to meet and discuss professional development issues. Faculty members will be in meetings between 7:30 am and 8:45 am.
     
    Classes will not begin until 9:00 a.m. on that day. If you typically drop off your child in the morning, please refrain from doing so until 8:45 a.m. If your child typically rides the bus in the morning, the buses will run on their normal schedule. When students arrive we will have a place for them to go to quietly work.


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  • Report Cards are Available in mySteds

    MS/US Report Cards are Available in mySteds

    Michele Sternberg / Marie Campione (lk)
    Report cards for MS and US school students are now available online.  To view report cards, log into your mySTEDS account (www.steds.org). Select your child’s name from the upper left corner (if you only have one child, their name and picture will be visible).  On the Progress tab of your child’s record, on the Performance tile, click the “Report Cards” link. Then click on the desired report, which will open in a new window as a pdf.
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  • No School on Monday, January 21

    Keira Murphy (lk)
    Saint Edward's School will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Enjoy the long weekend!


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  • Once Upon A Mattress Cast and Crew

    Once Upon A Mattress Announce Cast and Crew List

    keira murphy (lk)
    Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Once Upon A Mattress! (click headline to see cast list)


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  • Sibling Artists Shine in Performances

    Sibling Artists Shine in Performances

    Keira Murphy (lk)
    Tyler and Kieran Colgan (both 7th grade students) demonstrated their artistic talents in the past week. Tyler debuted in the musical production of Evita at Riverside Theater. She is excited to be part of an amazing cast and is looking forward to an exciting month of performances. Tickets are selling fast, and performances have been added. The play runs through January 27th, so if you're interested in seeing the play, buy tickets quickly.

    Last November Kieran Colgan (tenor saxophone) was accepted into the All-State Honor Band. He recently traveled to Tampa to rehearse and perform with some of the best musicians in the state at the Florida Music Educators Association conference. *Click on headline for more photos.


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  • Sixth Grade starts Global Expedition Project

    Keira Murphy
    The Global Expedition Project is a semester-long project for all 6th graders that takes place in History, Skills, Science, and Art class. Each student will be randomly assigned a country and then will engage in an in-depth study to learn as much as possible about their country. Mrs. Bischoff, Mrs. Fykes, and Mr. Leonhardt are the creators of this project and their primary goals for students are to achieve more global awareness, learn new technology, and further develop their research skills during the project. Some activities include creating a website on Google Sites, making a Google Tour Builder, creating and filming a green screen travel video on iMovie, and designing a Choose Your Own Ecosystem Adventure on Google Slides. Students will be recreating a geological feature and artifacts in Art class with Mrs. Rogers. We will be kicking off this project in the next two weeks.
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  • Sixth Grade Teachers to Present at FETC

    Sixth Grade Teachers to Present at FETC

    Keira Murphy (lk)
    Mrs. Bischoff, Mrs. Fykes and Mr. Leonhardt are thrilled that they have been invited to lead a workshop session at the FETC (Future of Education Technology) conference in Orlando on January 28th. They will be sharing with other teachers from around the country their Global Expedition Project and helping them learn how to incorporate it into their curriculum.


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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Rallies Past Berean for Win

    Fran Keating
    The varsity girls basketball team competed in the SSAC tournament and beat Berean Christian School in West Palm Beach by a score of 39-38 on 1/15/19 after being down by as many as 12 points.

    Elise Mallon led the team with 17 points followed by Alexa Soderman with 11 points, Zion Atwater 10 points and Samantha Camp added 1 point.


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  • Varsity Boys Soccer Blanks Eagles

    Fran Keating
    Varsity Boys Soccer defeated First Acadmey from Leesburg 8-0 at home on 1/11/19.

    Will Sternberg with 3 goals, Drew Sternberg, Angelo Andrew, Lorenz Schaefer, Aidan Burdick, and Britt Reisman each with one goal apiece for the win.


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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Sneaks Past Orangewood

    Fran Keating
    The varsity girls soccer team defeated Orangewood Christian School from Maitland at home on 1/11/19 by a score of 1-0.

    The lone goal was scored by Elizabeth Zoltak and goalie Lauren Savage had 14 saves for the Lady Pirates.


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  • Baylin Bischoff plays young Eva Peron

    Baylin Bischoff at Riverside Theatre

    MJ (lk)
    Second grader Baylin Bischoff debuted Tuesday night in her first major role at Riverside Theatre, playing young Eva Peron in the hit production of "Evita." Tickets are selling fast and performances have been added. The play runs through January 27, so if you're interested in seeing the play, buy tickets quickly. Congratulations, Baylin! The entire Pirate Ship is very proud of you!


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  • City of Vero Beach Centennial Art Show

    City of Vero Beach Centennial Art Show

    Marie Campione (lk)
    From Lourdes Alvarez Rogers, MS/US art faculty: The City of Vero Beach Centennial Art Show was held in January at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.  Schools were only allowed to choose 3 artworks from our 6th-12th grade entries to represent our school for this exhibition. Student entries from schools of our community were printed and made into a poster. Thanks again to Monica Jennings for helping judge the entries for final selection. Please join me in congratulating the following young artists who were awarded ribbons at the show; I am extremely proud of all of them:
    Morgan Moss: First place, painting of orange groves on a vintage citrus crate
    Meredith Burgoon:  Honorable Mention, painting of our downtown Theatre Plaza 
    Will Johnson: Honorable Mention, mixed media/ 100 Years of Vero Beach
    (*click headline to see more photos)
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  • Clara Martin Published in New York Times

    Clara Martin Published in New York Times

    Louise Kennedy (lk)
    From Louise Kennedy, US English faculty: All juniors and several other students at SES were offered an extra credit opportunity to write a review for a huge New York Times competition. Clara Martin was one of the 10 winners of the entire competition! Congratulations to Clara for her amazing piece about author Amelia Gray's book Gutshot. What an extraordinary accomplishment to be published by such an esteemed newspaper!


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  • Creating art masterpieces

    External Studies: Register Now for Winter/Spring 2019

    Grayson Miller (lk)
    LS & MS students are invited to register to join our after-school External Studies program this semester! We offer a variety of classes for grades PK-7, including art, Spanish, science, digital media, karate, tennis, chess and yoga. Please see our online catalog for available classes, prices and dates.  Registration for External Studies classes is available online: http://www.steds.org/externalstudiesYour child must be registered to attend.

    Also available before/after school is the Aquatic Program here on campus at the Becker Pool. For more information, please visit the swim program website:  http://www.teamunify.com/flsesa
    (*click headline to see more photos)

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  • Grace Rodriguez embraces a new talent

    Grace Rodriguez Wows at Weightlifting Competition

    LR (lk)
    From weightlifting coach Les Rogers:  7th grader Grace Rodriguez is on the girls varsity weightlifting team.  She has been doing a great job even though she is much younger than all of her competition.  We had our last regular season meet yesterday and she placed 2nd at 101(this is her weight class) after having gone 6 of 6 (that means she made all six of the attempts she is allowed by rule) and producing a personal record bench press of 55lbs and a personal record clean & jerk of 60lbs. #PiratePride


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  • Kindergarteners get Clucky with Resident Chickens

    Kindergarteners get Clucky with Resident Chickens

    Marie Campione (lk)
    This month the kindergarten classes have been getting to know our clucky residents a little better. Before their recent visit to the campus chicken coop to visit in person, they learned about the life cycle of a chicken. They observed the chicks as they were hatching and continued to observe and hold the chickens at various stages of growth. 
    (*click headline to see more photos)


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  • Second Grade: All Aboard The Polar Express

    Katie Newman & Gail Voyles
    In December as a special holiday treat, second graders were invited by Jackson Parker's family to watch The Polar Express at The Majestic Theater.  Kindergarteners and First Graders were treated to a showing by Gradie Parker


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  • Caitlin Regan

    Student Artists Honored by VBWC

    LAR (lk)
    From US art teacher Mrs. Alvarez Rogers: every year, the Vero Beach Woman’s Club honors art students from our school.  Please join me in congratulating the following artists whose artworks placed in our in-house art contest.  Caitlin Regan - 1st Place (Painting/Rolling Stone cover),  Morgan Moss - 2nd Place (Painting of a blueberry pie still-life), Will Johnson -3rd Place (Drawing of Coke Cans still-life) and Mish McLendon -Honorable Mention (Abstract Cityscape).
    (*click headline to see more photos) 
     
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  • Sundial Shares

    SUNDIAL SHARES: "Snow" and "Blizzard" by Charlotte Yates

    Katie Alerte
    Snow
    White flakes fluttering down
    From the bright, blue sky
    To the sun and the wind
    The snow will not comply

    (*click headline to read more)



     
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  • SUNDIAL SHARES

    SUNDIAL SHARES: "Winter in the Village" by Clara Martin

    Katie Alerte
    I was born in a snowstorm, or so my mother tells me. My first birthday happened during one of the largest blizzards New York City had ever seen. Every birthday after, I would fall asleep to the sounds of police horse hooves and city miscellania, holding onto the hope of a snowstorm when I woke.
    (*click headine to read more)

     
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  • From the School Chaplain: Weekly Devotional Passage

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: A New Beginning

    From Fr. Tommy: Below are some wise words from Henri Nouwen concerning A New Beginning that I believe are appropriate as we are at the start of a new calendar year:
     
    A New Beginning
    We must learn to live each day, each hour, yes, each minute as a new beginning, as a unique opportunity to make everything new. Imagine that we could live each moment as a moment pregnant with new life. Imagine that we could live each day as a day full of promises. Imagine that we could walk through the new year always listening to the voice saying to us: “I have a gift for you and can’t wait for you to see it!” Imagine.
    (*click headline to read more)
     
     
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  • Saint Edward's School students learn about international relations with the World Affairs Council

    World Affairs Council Travels to Mar-a-Lago

    Katie Croom (lk)
    By Katie Croom, Class ‘21
    The diplomatic season is in full swing with the World Affairs Council of Palm Beach! This past December,
    Mr. Mitchell, Omar Shareef, Anand Chundi and I were invited to attend the World Affairs Council at Donald Trump’s estate at Mar a Lago to hear Gordon Chang discuss Sino-American relations and the current state of discussion between the United States and North Korea. It was a rather pessimistic prognosis in both cases when describing the current state of relations.
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  • Wine Extravaganza 2019

    Annual Wine Extravaganza: See You Saturday!

    MJ (lk)
    Parents,  we look forward to seeing you at the annual Wine Extravaganza Party, graciously hosted by the Kahler family on Saturday. Temperatures are expected to be in the 60s, so dress accordingly. Thank you for your help in building the Wine Wall for the upcoming 2019 Pirate Ball!


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  • Campus drone photo

    Drone over Campus Friday Evening

    MJ (lk)
    Pirate fans, there will be a drone flying over campus on Friday evening, capturing shots of our fields, buildings and campus activities. Please don't be alarmed, as we are gathering updated photos for School marketing purposes. Thank you.


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  • Fall Sports All-Area

    Fran Keating
    Congratulations to our Pirates for Fall Sports all-area  - Boys Cross Country - Honorable Mention Senior Christopher Fashek and Junior Liam Kavolius, Girls Cross Country Honorable Mention Senior Elizabeth Zoltak, Football - Honorable Mention Senior Britt  Reisman (PK), Boys Swimming - First Team Senior Tomas Botero, Girls Swimming - Honorable Mention Seventh Grader Alexandra Stern

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  • The SES Carmen cast

    Pirates Perform in CARMEN

    MJ (lk)
    This Sunday, a select group of MS and US Pirates will be performing in Vero Beach Opera's Carmen, the colorful story of a fiery gypsy. These students had only one week to rehearse with professional opera performers, and our own Anthony Baron and his wife are helping our students to prepare for this challenging opportunity. These talented Pirates include: Emma Fini, Giovanna D’Souza, Becca Hurley, Alex Henriquez, Savannah Maynard, Victoria Delilo, Grace Griffeths, Addison Logeman and Lucy Kleinschmidt. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.


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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Flies By the Lady Knights

    fkeating (mc)
    Varsity Girls Basketball beat Boca Raton Christian School in Boca on 1/8/19 by a score of 32-13.

    Scorers for the Lady Pirates were Elise Mallon and Zion Atwater each with 11 points, Alexa Soderman with 6 points and Samantha Camp added 4 points.


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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Gets Win over Sharks on Senior Night

    fkeating (mc)
    Varsity Girls Soccer defeated Sebastian River High School from Sebastian at home on senior night 1/8/19 by a score of 2-1.

    Catherine Campione had one goal and one assist and Elizabeth Zoltak scored one goal for the Lady Pirates.

    Goalie Lauren Savage had 15 saves.  

    Congratulations to our seniors Catherine Campione, Lauren Savage, Elizabeth Zoltak, Katherine Alerte,  Alessandra Campione, Kira Zudans, and Avery Gerber.


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  • Important Athletic News: Our Athletic Philosophy

    MJ (lk)
    Athletic Director Jeff Lamscha released a letter to our community last night regarding Saint Edward's School's athletic philosophy, but if you missed it, please click here to read his thoughts.
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