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.
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!
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.
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!
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]
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.]
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.
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!