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News Archive

2019

  • 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

    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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  • 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

    (lk)
    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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  • Theatre 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    (lk)
    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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  • 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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  • 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

    (lk)
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wei is

    Edward Wei Wins NY Times Vocabulary Video Contest

    Kelly Fykes (lk)
    Students in Kelly Fykes' Advanced English class participated in the annual New York Times vocabulary contest. Students are tasked with selecting a vocabulary word of the day that has been featured in the New York Times. They then have to create a fifteen-second video defining and conveying what the word means. There were over 1,500 entries to this year's contest. We are thrilled to announce that Edward's video of superfluous has been selected as one of the fifteen winners. Here's the link to check out his video.
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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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  • 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!

    msegura
    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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  • March

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Marcia Littlejohn Radio Show air times

    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

    (lk)
    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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  • Theme for 2019 Book Day: Choice, Change

    Theme for 2019 Book Day: Choice, Change

    (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. We are hoping that this day will bring positive and new experiences for our Saint Edward’s students.
     

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    (lk)
    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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  • Edward Wei and Rocky Chen discussed the government and economic systems in China.

    Chinese International Students Present to Seventh Graders

    Kelly Fykes (lk)
    The Chinese International Students from Mrs. Fykes Advanced English class shared their first-hand knowledge of Chinese culture, schools, government and economic systems with the seventh graders. Mrs. Wengler's and Mrs. Durand's seventh-grade students are preparing to read  Red Scarf Girl, a memoir of the Chinese cultural revolution, written by Ji-li Jiang, so what better way to learn about China than by learning from our own resident experts? Highlights of the presentations included practicing morning exercises, a choreographed routine designed to get students moving that are done school-wide in China, hearing about the students' favorite Chinese delicacies such as hot pot and Dongpo pork and learning about the tremendous urbanization in areas of China. It was also a great opportunity for the Chinese students to showcase their knowledge and hone their public speaking skills.


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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

    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.
    [Click on headline to read rest of article.]


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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."

    Please click on the headline for more photos.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. 
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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).
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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

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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.
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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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  • 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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