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Pirate Publications

The Watermark Magazine

The Watermark magazine is the School’s major print publication. The magazine is produced twice a year and is mailed to over 4,500 constituents of the School and shares how the School is supporting its philosophical mission. The publication shares information about the School like campus news, highlights, alumni news annual report data. Click on the Watermark cover to read the latest issue.

The Weekly eNews

The Weekly eNews is the School’s weekly email/pushpage news publication. It is produced each week during the school year and is sent to approximately 1,500 constituents of the School and is a primary communication tool for sharing information with parents and students. The publication shares information about the School like campus news, upcoming events, program highlights and achievements.

Student Publications

The Crow's Nest Yearbook

This 240-page annual publication is the result of a year-long collaborative effort by the upper school students on yearbook staff. These students work very hard each year to produce a well-designed book that encompassed experiences from all divisions that are unique to our school.

List of 7 frequently asked questions.


    All families receive one complimentary yearbook per family.  

    Families that desire additional copies should pre-order additional books 

    *Orders for additional books should be placed before DECEMBER 1.
    **Books orders placed by or before this date are distributed along with the complimentary family copies. Books orders placed after this date will be placed on a wait list; these orders will be filled contingent on availability after family and pre-order distribution is complete.

    Click on the link below to place your order:
    *You will be asked to provide the following information:
    • AMOUNT: $100 (per book)
    • STUDENT NAME: Please include student name here if book is being purchased for a student; staff and others may enter their own name here.

    • Schedule appointments with professional photographers early this summer; before school starts.
    • The final portrait image file (.JPEG) must be sent to by September 17. 
      *Many times photographers’ schedules fill up early, inclement weather occurs, and delays are inevitable, so plan ahead!

    Digital portraits MUST be vertically oriented.
    • We reserve the right to modify all photos to optimize placement. 
    • The senior portraits may also be used for an ad for the Press Journal, and for various parts of graduation exercises.
    • We can only accept digital photos as a JPG/JPEG  at 300 dpi+ resolution.

    Photo Submission:
    •  Email to  (*preferably have your photographer send one vertically oriented photo of your choice directly to yearbook@
      *if you cannot send (or have your photographer send) your photo via email:
    • Deliver to Mrs. Zoltak on a CD, DVD, flash drive clearly labeled with student’s name. 
      • If needed, you may take your original photos to be scanned (at Walgreens or CVS) and put on a CD.
      • Please DO NOT send in any original photos.

    Various local photographers include:
    (*Prices vary so please check) 


    Each year the yearbook has a spread that features senior's baby photos.
    Please send in only one baby photo. We know it's hard to choose just one, but one is all we need for this spread, so send your favorite!

    Please DO NOT send in any original photos.

    You can submit your senior's baby photo one of the following ways:
    - Email to YEARBOOK@STEDS.ORG. Please include the STUDENT’S NAME + SENIOR BABY PHOTO in the subject line.
    - On a CD, DVD, or flash drive clearly marked SENIOR BABY PHOTO with your child’s name and your contact information to the receptionist in the front office. 
    *If needed, you may take your original photo to be scanned at Walgreens and put on a CD. A staff member will send verification when your photo is received. 

    Again, please DO NOT send in any original photos.

    NOTE: ALL digital photos submitted for use in the yearbook must be in the JPG file format, and they MUST be at least 300 dpi resolution. (*Pictures from Facebook and cellphones will not work – the resolution is too low).

    SENIOR ADS are the perfect way to honor your graduate.
    • A full page ad can be purchased.
    • Full page ads typically include 10-16 high res photos and copy (a message to the student from their family).
    • You can have your ad professionally designed and submitted print ready or designed by a yearbook staff member in house.
    • If you plan to purchase a SENIOR AD, any former senior parent will tell you that choosing the 10-16 photos that will be used is the hardest part, so start gathering those photos TODAY!
    Details about ordering your Senior Ad are found in the  SENIOR AD ORDERING INFORMATION. 

    Want to pay online? Click on the link below to pay for your order online:
    *You will be asked to provide the following information:
    • AMOUNT: $500
      (*Payment can be divided into two payments: 50% by Friday, September 3 and 50% by Friday, October 1)
    • STUDENT NAME: Please include student name here for which ad is being purchased 
    **YOU MUST STILL TURN IN THE ORDER FORM - just indicate on the form that you paid online.


    SES Yearbook Trim Size: 9” wide x 12” tall
    (This is the cut size of the actual page in the book)
    AD SIZE DIMENSIONS (w x h in inches)
    Full page, bleed (with .125" bleed off all edges)...... 9.25" x 12.25"
    Full page, no bleed............................................................. 8" x 10.5"
    Half page.................................................................................. 8" x 5" (not an option for Senior Ads)
    *All copy and art elements should be inset 0.5” from the final trim on all four sides to avoid being clipped off in the printing process.


    Professionally Designed Yearbook Ads:  
    • Must be delivered PRINT READY as a JPG/JPEG; resolution has to be 300 dpi or higher and the correct ad dimensions  (see above)
    • All ads MUST include the SENIOR or BUSINESS name.

    SES Yearbook Staff Designed Yearbook SENIOR Ads:  
    • You may submit up to 16 photos for the ad.
    • ALL digital photos must be in the JPG file format; they MUST be at least 300 dpi resolution.
      • (Pictures from Facebook and most phone cameras will not work – the resolution is too low) We reserve the right to edit photos or messages that we determine are inappropriate.
    • Text/copy should be send as a Word document or in the body of an email; please do not submit handwritten copy (*the text that goes in the ad)

    Yearbook Ad FILE SUBMISSION Guidelines:

    • Files should be submitted via email as attachments when possible.
      Email files to 
    • Files may also be submitted on CD, DVD or USB drive. Be sure the STUDENT or BUSINESS name and your CONTACT INFO is included and clearly marked.
    BLEED; There is no white border; the ad color or graphics extend to/beyond the page and fill the page completely.

    Each year the senior class has a GROUP PHOTO taken for the yearbook on Senior Commissioning.  A photo is also taken of the Diehards (Students who have attended SES since first grade or earlier). This photo is usually taken early in the school year (late September/early October).  The Diehards will receive an email with details for the date, time, location and dress code.
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The Sundial

Under the direction of the upper school English department, a creative and motivated group of students produce the new Sundial blog. Some may remember that in its original form, the Sundial was a literary magazine released at the end of the School year.  Now, thanks to the benefits of the internet, the SES community gets to share and enjoy literature and art by our students and staff twice a month. We will publish new submissions on the second and fourth week of each month via the eNews, and the entire collection is available here as well. Special thanks goes to our faculty for keeping these students on task, and for encouraging them to share their talents and gifts.

The Informant

The Informant is a labor of love produced by the members of Saint Edward’s Social Justice Club. As affirmed in our mission statement, “Saint Edward’s Social Justice Club aims to inform and empower members of our school community about social justice concerns both big and small.”

To that end, it is our hope that this publication, which is now entirely written, edited and designed by Saint Edward’s students, will reach the hearts and minds of every member of the student body. Special thanks to the faculty members who make this publication possible and who always fight for freedom of speech and opinion on this campus.

- Your Informant Staff

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The Crow's Nest, The Sundial and The Informant

  • August

    Yearbook Deadlines for Seniors

    Yearbook Deadlines for Seniors

    SENIOR YEARBOOK DEADLINES: To reserve a spot in the yearbook for your senior ad, submit payment by Friday, September 3. We also ask that parents submit a senior portrait as well as a baby photo by Friday, September 17. Seniors are responsible for their senior quotes, which are also due Friday, September 17. The yearbook staff will tell seniors the specific requirement for the senior quotes shortly. If you have any questions, email
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  • May

    The 2021 Informant

    The 2021 Informant Released This Week

    As the lazy days of summer approach, hold onto this link to The 2021 Informant.
    The publication is created by members of the Social Justice Club, and it represents a year's worth of work in writing, design and thoughtful consideration of the pressing issues of the day. Congratulations to the editors in chief, Zayna Shaikh (president) and Cristina Pines, who lead the entire club from the first bit of ink on the page. Other club members and contributors include: Farzaan Naeem, Jensen Manelski, Grace Haller, Maeve Reicher, Mei Bao-He, Imani Williams, Luna Rivera, Skye Corbin, Catherine Caldwell and Sam Borkovic (co-sponsor). *Click READ MORE in the eNews to read the full story.
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  • March

    Catherine Caldwell, Class of 2022

    Catherine Caldwell Wins Poetry Challenge

    MJ (lk)
    Congratulations to junior Catherine Caldwell, who won the Valentine's Poetry Contest, inspired by the Sundial Club. Click here to read her lovely take on butterflies.
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  • Yearbook News: "Me Want Cookie!" Om nom nom nom.....

    Shelby Fontana (lk)
    The Crow’s Nest celebrated their last official deadline this week in true “cookie monster” fashion! The innumerable moving parts that make up a 240-page book spanning three divisions, comprised of approximately 550 students and 135 employees, are beyond comprehension. Coupled with the unique set of challenges that COVID-19 brought to the School, its events and photographs, you have a formidable task. “But make no mistake—our yearbook staff rose to the challenge, and I could not be more proud of the book that was created,” said yearbook adviser Shelby Fontana. Indeed, the staff’s collective efforts are worthy of a pause for a chocolate chip cookie celebration! Stay tuned for forthcoming details about the senior video, yearbook reveal and dedication, as well as the book’s distribution.
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