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  • Breakthrough SJC Front-Page Feature in OC Register

    Posted February 26, 2015

    Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano was featured on the front page of the OC Register’s Capistrano Valley News this week in an indepth article that explains the Breakthrough SJC program through the stories of two of its students.

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  • Two SMES Educators Make ParentingOC Top Teacher List

    Posted February 26, 2015

    ParentingOC Magazine has announced its 2015 Top 25 Teachers list, including two St. Margaret’s educators! Director of Library Services Darla Magana was selected for her leadership of St. Margaret's reimagined 21st-century Library, and Upper School science teacher Steve Harless was selected for his participation on the Global Space Balloon Challenge project.

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  • SMES Maker Spaces Featured by NAIS

    Posted February 26, 2015

    The National Association of Independent Schools has featured St. Margaret's in an online gallery of independent school maker spaces as a part of the 2015 NAIS Annual Conference themed, “Design: The Revolution.” St. Margaret’s four maker spaces on campus were highlighted to spark conversation and inspiration.

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  • Upper School Students Honored for Their Love of Learning

    Posted February 26, 2015

    Held just before Valentine’s Day, the spring 2015 Upper School Honors Assembly was fittingly themed “Love of Learning.” The assembly honored students for achieving top grades in the fall 2014 semester. Seventy-eight Upper School students were acknowledged for making the Honor Roll, and 265 students earned Head of School’s Honors.

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  • Special Camp for Special Kids Named Best Local Nonprofit Organization

    Posted February 26, 2015

    Special Camp for Special Kids was named “Best Local Nonprofit Organization” in the 8th Annual Best of San Juan Capistrano People’s Choice by The Capistrano Dispatch.

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  • Students Schoolwide Brighten Day for Senior Citizens

    Posted February 25, 2015

    Lower, Middle and Upper School students tried their green thumbs before the Valentine’s Day holiday creating flower arrangements and decorating potted plants for local senior residents that might otherwise not receive a personal gift.

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  • Middle School Students Advance to State Math Competition

    Posted February 24, 2015

    Competing against 244 students, representing 25 Orange County schools, grade 8 students Matthew Colglazier, Natalie Yee and Drew Vollero, and grade 6 student Evan Lee took home third place overall at the University of California, Irvine MATHCOUNTS® Regional Competition this past weekend.

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  • Turn Off Your Car – Students Expose the Harmful Effects of Idling

    Posted February 24, 2015

    St. Margaret’s sophomores Nicolas and Luke Gitter are promoting their project Turn Off Your Car, an initiative that focuses on spreading awareness of the harmful effects of idling and decreasing the number of idlers worldwide.

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  • Five SMES Students Nominated for Artist of the Year

    Posted February 19, 2015

    Five St. Margaret’s students have been nominated for the OC Varsity Arts Artist of the Year, in the categories of dance, vocal music and visual arts. Seniors Brent Cahill, Nicole Fava, Morgan Higgins, William Schwartz and Benjamin Wang were chosen by their teachers. For all disciplines, 213 nominees were received from 60 schools.

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  • Lower School Students Bring Cheer to Brookdale Senior Living Residents

    Posted February 19, 2015

    In the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, Lower School students decorated pots and planted flowers in their Good Shepherd class to bring to residents at Brookdale Senior Living center, located across the street from St. Margaret's. Twenty grade 5 students from the Lower School Core Council and Green Team delivered the beautiful arrangements to the senior citizens.

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