By March 2nd, second trimester 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.
Have you heard of the Jerusalema Dance Challenge that went viral last year? It's a line dance to the gospel-influenced house song "Jerusalema" by South African DJ and producer Master KG featuring Nomcebo on vocals. Groups of people the world over participated in the challenge that started in Africa and spread to places like Vietnam, Austria and Jerusalem itself. Even the Irish and Swiss Police force, Domincan nuns in Spain and, more recently, our own Saint Edwards School students, faculty and staff participated. In Africa, as with other parts of the world, ceremonial dance tells a story. More than mere entertainment, it recounts history, conveys emotion, celebrates rites of passage, and helps to unify communities. The dance steps seen in the Jerusalema Dance Challenge come from dances typically done at South African weddings. It all began in February 2020, when a group of friends in Angola filmed themselves performing the line dance to the Jerusalema song, and it went viral, giving the song worldwide popularity. Thank you, Mrs. Omawale, for sharing your idea, and to the entire cast and crew for creating a joyful bookend to Black History Month.
Mrs. Hudson's science students studied a spectrum of topics related to Thursday's Mars landing. They built and tested rocket models, conducted landing tests and used their problem-solving skills to design and run Knex Perseverance Rovers. Check out this highlights video that proves science is fun and challenging!
It's been a busy week for our lower school students, who spread random acts of kindness throughout campus. Mrs. Spadaro and Mr. Schofield's classes teamed up to deliver goodies throughout the Lower School all week. Nurse Damiani said, "I just wanted to say that I have enjoyed so much seeing the kids come around with this basket of goodies to choose from. I love seeing the students' eyes light up when they come in the door. They are so excited to be giving this small token of kindness. They are learning the importance of giving and how good it makes them feel to give."
The atmosphere was sweet as sugar on Tuesday when seniors trekked down to the lower school courtyard to share the love with the Valentine buddies. Thank you to Dr. Monahan, Mr. Zugrave, Mrs. Scales and Mrs. Kulczycki for making it happen! Click here for an album of highlights.
Bathrobes, walkers and canes, oh my! These were the most popular accessories when our kindergarten Pirates celebrated the 100th day of school dressed as centenarians. They paraded through the halls, channeling beloved grandparents and famous elders as Mrs. Mohler trailed the procession with a musical accompaniment that made the parade even more festive! Thank you to Mrs. Given and Mrs. Puttick for helping your students celebrate 100 days in style.
Lower school students had an "Arctic blast" this week, despite our enviable latitude! Our pre-primary and primary grades had so much fun learning about polar bears, penguins, snowy owls and freezing cold weather as they honed their writing and speaking skills. First grade students are practicing their poetry recitations while pre-kindergarten students got to see how they measure up to an emperor penguin. Look closely and you may see the chill winds being chased away by pink and red construction paper as the courtyard is transformed from a freezing tundra to the epicenter of love as Valentine's Day approaches!
This week's chilly temperatures have us looking forward to the sunny, carefree days of summer, and it's closer than you think! The summer camp team is hard at work to transform the SES campus into a summertime destination for fun, learning, and friendships, starting in early June. Pending the ever-changing COVID protocols, we're hoping to launch the catalogue and registration links by early March. Mark your calendars now, because Summer, 2021 will be a blast!
Fifth graders learn how to use Tinekrcad software to design and print their 3D designs. Students are beginning this unit by learning how to make and print keychains. Next, they will be given a "challenge" to plan, create, design and print a 3D object to help our school community. Students in grades three to five are currently learning how to use the 3D software and 3D printer. *Shared by Amber Mullins