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  • Sahar Khashayar Named 2014 Broadcom MASTERS National Science Fair Winner

    Posted October 30, 2014

    Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public has announced the winners of the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS® national STEM competition for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Freshman Sahar Khashayar was awarded the Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation in recognition of engineering excellence.

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  • Students Launch Model Rocket Engine Powered Cars

    Posted October 30, 2014

    Ten teams of two to three students from the Upper School intro to engineering class launched model rocket engine powered cars today in the corridor behind the Pasternack Field House and DeYoung Math and Science Building.

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  • Upper School Writing Center Helps Students Achieve Results

    Posted October 23, 2014

    Thirty-one students currently volunteer at the Upper School Writing Center providing assistance for all kinds of academic writing: formal essays, informal journals, research papers, DBQs (document based questions), and more.

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  • Middle School Construction Update—View Photo Gallery of Our Progress!

    Posted October 23, 2014

    Construction of the Middle School campus is well underway and progressing as planned. In the last few weeks, the contractor completed demolition of the existing structure, which included salvaging and recycling much of the building material, and graded and prepared the foundation. Importantly, the project is on schedule for completion by the start of school next year.

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  • Partial Solar Eclipse Wows SMES Skywatchers

    Posted October 23, 2014

    Upper School students, faculty and staff got a glimpse of a partial solar eclipse yesterday. At approximately 2:45 p.m., everyone gathered in the Upper School Quad with special viewing glasses. As the moon clipped the sun, it appeared like a fingernail.

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  • What’s Orange and Round and Full of Learning Opportunities? Pumpkins!

    By Ingrid Andrews, Director of ECDC and Wee Tartan Center
    Posted October 23, 2014

    The Preschool and Kindergarten students have been enjoying observing, comparing, measuring, selling, hoisting and hauling pumpkins. Yes, some of the heavy ones have taken a tumble...but that just leads to more wondering, investigating, comparing and counting of what’s inside.

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  • Middle School Students Learn the Value of Helping Those in Need

    By Holly Reilly, Director of Middle School Community Life
    Posted October 22, 2014

    At St. Margaret’s, each and every student is empowered to learn, to lead, and to serve. Last Wednesday, Middle School students experienced the power and privilege to do all three. Students learned about the localized needs of their community; to lead friends and teachers to take action; and to serve the land and people around them.

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  • Girls Tennis Wins League Title

    Posted October 23, 2014

    Congratulations to Coach Barker and the girls’ varsity tennis team for winning the Academy League Championship for the third time in the past five years. This season, the Tartans enjoyed two very tough victories over league rival Sage Hill.

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  • Middle School Sports has Fantastic Start to Fall Season

    By Lori Fava, Middle School Athletic Coordinator
    Posted October 23, 2014

    As teams were being formed and practice began in early September the forecast for our Middle School sports teams was optimistic, but never predictable. As we approach the mid-season for all our teams, the success and improvement the teams have had on the course, gridiron and volleyball court is extraordinary.

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  • SMES Presents West Coast Premiere of Argonautika – The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts

    Posted October 23, 2014

    The epic production by Mary Zimmerman, Argonautika – The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, took place in the Hurlbut Theater on October 16 and 18 to the delight of hundreds in the audience. This multi-faceted production involved more than 26 actors, student technical and video crews and alumni in varied creative behind-the-scenes roles.

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