January 26, 2017 - Whipple Weekly
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Winter Famly Weekend is Here!
Thanks to a fresh snowfall, campus is officially ready for Winter Family Weekend. Registration begins tomorrow morning at 7:45 a.m. in both the Middle School and Upper School offices. Tomorrow morning also features the All-School Gathering, which will take place at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Gymnasium. This event will be webcasted if you are not able to be there in person. For the full schedule of events, click below. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
All-School Gathering Webcast
WFW Schedule
WFW Athletic Schedule
Spirit Week
Leading up to Winter Family Weekend, students and faculty took part in the annual Spirit Week festivities. Superheroes were sighted, class colors were pridefully worn, and talent was showcased - and that's just to name a few of the special moments!
Talent Show Photos
SSM's New Gold Medalists
Congratulations to figure skaters Kaylee O'Connor '18 and Gwyn Wilkens '17 on passing their Senior MIF (Gold Medal). Both young ladies will join the honorary display of photos in the Sabre Café, recognizing current and past SSM Figure Skaters who have achieved the highest recognition within the figure skating test structure (USFS Gold Medal) at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. In total, 14 of 18 tests were completed successfully - a passing average of 78%! 
Minnesnowta Days
Minnesnowta Days, for the Middle School, began the evening of Thursday, January 19 with a skating party.  All levels of skating ability were represented. The skating event was followed up with a pizza party,  a dance, and then a late night movie! Lights went out at 1:30 a.m.  On Friday, students and faculty slept in a bit, had breakfast and then all went to Basher’s Bowling Alley for some bowling fun!  A true “snow day”- no classes, relaxing, and fun!
6th & 7th Graders Visit Eagle Bluff
On January 17-19, the 6th and 7th grade went to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro, MN.  We did a lot of fun activities including snowshoeing, rock climbing, archery, and group activities. Some people even got to feed a vulture! We also came out of this with several awards to decorate our Eagle Bluff trophy shelf. We won a knee hockey tournament against the Eagle Bluff staff 7-6 (We now have ultimate bragging rights). We also won the Eagle Eye award and we have our School’s name on the golden plate for no food waste. We had a really awesome time at Eagle Bluff!
                                                           - Suzannah Sanders Burdis '22
Red Cross Blood Drive
SSM completed yet another successful Red Cross Blood Drive yesterday. With the wonderful coordination of Aerin Frankel '17, Makayla Langei '17, and Jessie Ro '17, there were 25 successful blood donations. Even more, the Red Cross estimates that the blood collected yesterday will benefit up to 70 patients and their families! 
Faribault Gifted & Talented Students Visit SSM
Shattuck-St. Mary's welcomed the Faribault Schools' Gifted and Talented program to campus yesterday. With the help of SSM faculty and students, the elementary students had the opportunity to experience science and engineering classes as well as create a film using the green screen. 
Pickleball Tournament Monday!

On Monday, January 30, Ms. Trout will be running a Doubles Pickleball tournament for students/faculty starting at 1 p.m. in the Upper School gym. If you are interested in playing in the tournament, please let Ms. Trout know. 

Sabres Shine at SSM-Adidas College Showcase

Shattuck-St. Mary’s U16 and U18 DA teams went a combined 4-1 at the SSM-Adidas College Showcase on January 20-22 at the Dane Family Fieldhouse. 

The competition was fierce as the Showcase included 20 top regional teams, and representatives from 46 collegiate programs were in attendance for the weekend’s slate of games.

Read recaps of our U16 and U18 DA performances, and click here for a full listing of attending colleges.

Synchro Heads to Sectionals
Good luck to the Team Sabres synchronized skating team as they travel to Grand Forks, North Dakota to compete in the 2017 Midwestern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships!
MLK Day Quotes
Coordinated by Shattuck-St. Mary’s Diversity Club, the following quotes were shared by SSM students, faculty, and staff members in recognition of the legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during an assembly on Friday, January 20. Read more.
ScholarShift Stories: Visiting a Creative Agency

Led by Director of weCreate Stephanie Vagle, students traveled to Minneapolis to visit the offices of Knock, Inc., a creative advertising agency, as part of a ScholarShift module on Wednesday, January 25.

Students enjoyed a "lunch and learn" session with Creighton King, vice president of creative execution and Reggie Reyes, vice president of brand experience, and had the opportunity to tour Knock’s Minneapolis headquarters during their visit. Students were also exposed to the creative process of a leading advertising agency and had inside access to how Knock creates love for brands through a variety of audience experiences.

“I really liked listening to how the creative process worked at Knock, and just how much emphasis is placed into the tiny details, like tags on shoes and the texture of a sign,” said Peter Adkins ’18. “I also enjoyed seeing the videos they put together, as those types of projects spark my interest. There are many different kinds of roles at a company like Knock, there’s truly a job and a place for everyone.”

Knock, Inc. is an independent, full-experience creative design agency with clients that include Target, Levi’s Sony, New Balance, Caribou Coffee, L’Oréal Paris, and many other national and international brands. They also have offices in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco.

For more information on the agency, visit

Student Diversity Leadership Conference
Kelly Zhou ’18 recently caught up with several SSM students who attended the Student Diversity Leadership Conference on December 8-10, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia for their perspectives and thoughts on the trip. Check out student reflections on the Conference here and visit The Spectator online for more student content. 
"What I'm Reading..."

As winter continues, so do the winter reading lists. We checked in with more SSM faculty and staff this week to see what books they are currently reading. Read more. Photo: Jamie Taylor

Commencement 2017 Information
Attention all seniors and senior parents! A schedule of Commencement 2017 events has been posted to the SSM website. Be sure to visit the Class of 2017 page under the "Life" subhead to prepare for the big day.
Sabre Scores
Follow the link below to see this week's results from SSM athletics. 
Sabre Scores
Shot of the Week

At the MS Fall Fun Night in October, Jakob Karpa '20 and David Ma '20 were the winning bidders of the “Once in a lifetime Ice Fishing Experience with Mr. Frankenfield!”

On Friday, January 20, Mr. Frankenfield took Jakob and David out on a local lake. Mr. Frankenfield refused to divulge the exact lake. He didn’t want to give away a hot spot!

The boys used a hand auger to cut through the 20 inches of ice. They baited up their lines, sat down on plastic pails, and got fishing! Jakob and David caught a few sun fish, as well as one large crappie. Mr. Frankenfield said that they plan to have a fish fry soon to enjoy the fruits of their labor!

Kim Hall is Live!
You can watch a live webcam of the Kim Hall project. The windows are in and things are progressing quickly!
Enjoy the latest Senior Speeches on our SabreSpeak blog. Click here to check it out!

News You Can Use

Upcoming Events
2/8 - Winter Student Research Symposium
2/9 - 2/11 - Winter Theatre Production, John Lennon & Me
2/11 - ACT & SSAT Exams
2/13 - Auditions for Spring Musical
2/17 - Last day of Winter Term

Weekend Activites
Friday: Lakeville Movie Theater trip. Bus leaves at 6 pm and returns to campus by 10:30 pm. There is no bus fee but students will need money for tickets and snacks.
Saturday: Chinese New Year
Sunday: Mall of America from 11 am to 5 pm. Bus fee is $10.
Monday: Mall of America from 11 am to 5 pm. Bus fee is $10; Movie in US Student Lounge at 1 pm (watching The Great Gatsby); Pickleball Doubles Tournament at 1 pm. Ms. Trout will be sending more information.

Menu - Jan. 30 - Feb. 5

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Student and Staff Birthday List

View the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar here

2017 Winter Family Weekend Schedule
2017 Winter Family Weekend Athletic Schedule
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