February 9, 2017 - Whipple Weekly
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Winter Play: John Lennon and Me
Opening tonight! John Lennon and Me on February 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Newhall Auditorium. Faculty, staff, and students attend for FREE. For tickets, contact or purchase them at the door!
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Cum Laude Society 
The Cum Laude Society, which honors scholastic achievement, inducted four new SSM members on February 3rd. From left, new inductees were seniors Maureen Murphy, Isabel James, Grace Liu, and Avery Dunn. Joining them for their induction were current Cum Laude Society members Griffin Xu '17, James Yan '17, Maddie Mills '17, Clair DeGeorge '17, and Val Larchenko '17. 

Val's Valentine’s Hearts in weCreate

Led by Valentina Larchenko ’17, several students have completed their own hearts in weCreate’s textile design studio. Val hopes to help students spread love and friendship during Valentine’s Day season and share her passion for creating through this project. 

Box of Sweetness

Two Shattuck-St. Mary’s students are determined to help teens struggling through difficult times have a sweeter day. Maddie Hickey ’19 started the nonprofit organization Box of Sweetness in 2016 and has been joined by Sarah Moss ’17 in creating boxes for adolescent-aged patients at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. They include a variety of comfort items, including coloring books, socks, nail polish, headbands, stuffed animals, cards, and other essential items, along with a note written by the person who put the box together. Hickey and Moss then drop the boxes off each month to teens staying at the clinic.

“I wanted to create something special for teenage patients and help them get their minds off of being in the hospital,” Hickey said. “I know what it is like to be in their shoes, and these boxes are a way to encourage teens and uplift them.” Read more.

Reaching Out to Faribault Schools

During Winter Term, gifted and talented students from area elementary schools have joined us on campus to explore weCreate, our science and engineering labs, and interact with some of our students. It's fun to see the little kids in the hallways. Recently, Stephanie Vagle helped 3rd and 4th graders from Lincoln Elementary film a skit on the green screen during one of these visits, which have been sponsored by STEM@SSM.

Abigail Hansen '17 Wins David Colwell Award
Harpist Abigail Hansen '17 is the recipient of the David Colwell Award at the recent Young People's Symphony Concert Association competition. She received the award on January 29 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. 
Congratulations to Our Figure Skaters
It was a very busy, and successful weekend (Feb. 3-5) for SSM Figure Skaters. During the Hiawathaland (Rochester, Minn.) individual competition events (non-synchro), our skaters earned 30 medals out of 35 starts; an accumulation of five Gold, 12 Silver, six Bronze, and seven Pewter medals.
We would like to give a special recognition to Katie Johnson ‘20 (pictured above) for earning a Bronze Medal (3 of 6) in her first Figure Skating competition.
Congratulations to Karla Cuellar Vivar ‘17, Sarah Moss ‘17, Nicole Angeles Herrera ‘17, Julia Yancy ‘18, Catherine Miller ‘18, Rachel Wegfahrt ‘18, Emma Kuhlman ‘18, Ricquie Chen ‘19, Autumn Coulthard ‘19, Marisa Mini ‘19, Katie Johnson ‘20, Sora Waites ‘21, Annie Sanders ‘21, Andrea Zenteno Sanchez ’21, Morgan Mertz ‘21, Annie Abisad ‘22.
ScholarShift Stories: Conducting 101

What does a conductor really do?

Students found out precisely what it takes to lead an orchestra or choir under the direction of SSM Choral Instructor and Organist James Yao during a recent ScholarShift module.

Students met each Monday throughout the month of January and learned a series of skills during the sessions, which focused on gesture, musicality, communication, score reading and other fundamentals of conducting.

Yao also focused on the importance of communicating the proper tone and feeling of a piece, as the conductor leads an orchestra not only from a musical perspective, but from an emotional perspective as well.

Pickleball Play Continues

The Midwinter Pickleball Tournament was held on our Head of School Holiday, Monday, January 30. Eight teams worked their way through pool play, with results setting up the brackets for quarterfinals, semifinals and the championship. Coach Rivillo and Coach Bushey beat out Wyatt Palmer '18 and Ty Cooper '18 in the consolation. Phillipe LaPointe '18 and Mrs. Trout beat Andy Stoneman '18 and Mr. Frankenfield to take the championship! Watch for the next tournament in the spring!

Group photo left to right- Matias Bidegaray '20, Lucas Coon '20, Ty Cooper '18, Wyatt Palmer '18, Mr. Cavellier, Phillipe LaPointe '18, Grant Silianoff '19, John Farinacci '19, Mrs. Trout, Andy Stoneman '18, Mr. Bushey, Mr. Hickey, Mr. Frankenfield, Mr. Rivillo, Ms. Hanrahan, and Sean Hickey '22
Top left: 1st place- Mrs. Trout, Phillipe LaPointe '18,
2nd place- Andy Stoneman '18, Mr. Frankenfield
Top right: Consolation winners Mr. Rivillo, Mr. Bushey
Ping Pong Tournament Continues This Weekend

Last weekend, over 60 students completed in the opening games of the ping pong tournament. Every team was exuberant and cooperated. Each player showed their great ping pong talent in every game. The second round of the ping pong tournament will continue this weekend, and cookies will be served. Everyone is welcomed to come and support. - Jeff Wang '18

Winter Research Symposium This Wednesday
AP Biology Model Cells

Ms. Inman shared this photo of her students in AP Biology creating model cell signaling pathways to understand disease. 

SSM Students in The Nightingale

Congratulations to Lisa Lilyerd '19, Grace Guillory '20, Mac Braun '17, Molly Yang '20, Kari Chen '20, and Bella Fontana '18 for their roles in the upcoming Project Opera performance of The Nightingale. There are two performances on Friday night, and two more Saturday afternoon. If you are interested in finding out more about the show or ordering tickets (it is kid friendly, and about an hour long), click here

SSM on the Road

Are you in the Phoenix area on February 15th? Please plan to join us! Shattuck-St. Mary’s School cordially invites you and your guest to join Mr. Nick Stoneman, Ms. Lonnie Schroeder, and area alumni, friends, and parents.

Wednesday, February 15
Reception from 6-7:30 p.m.
in the Loom Room at the
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
6114 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Please RSVP to Kim Bakken in the SSM Office of Institutional Advancement by Friday , February 10th if you plan to attend. Call 1-888-729-4946 or email

Will you be in the Denver area on February 23? Join us! Shattuck-St. Mary’s School cordially invites you and your guest to join Mr. Nick Stoneman, SSM President, Lonnie Schroeder, Director of Institutional Advancement, and area alumni, friends and parents.

Thursday, February 23
Reception from 5-7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee Street Tavern
201 Milwaukee Street
Denver, CO  80206
(Owned by SSM alumnus, Corky Douglas ’66)

Please RSVP to Kim Bakken in the SSM Office of Institutional Advancement by Friday, February 17th if you plan to attend. Call 1-888-729-4946 or email

THURGOOD This Wednesday
Don't miss THURGOOD, presented by Illusion Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 in Newhall Auditorium! This powerful play follows Thurgood Marshall’s life from childhood in the back alleys of Baltimore to the position of Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Tickets are free for all SSM students, faculty, and staff members. 
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
What a way to beat the winter blues than a module session at Yoga Reset in downtown Faribault. Namaste!
Kim Hall is Live!
You can watch a live webcam of the Kim Hall project. The windows are in and things are progressing quickly!
Middle School Director Beth Trout shared the importance of being "Minnesota Nice" on our SabreSpeak blog. Click here to check it out!

News You Can Use

Upcoming Events
2/9 - 2/11 - Winter Theatre Production, John Lennon & Me
2/11 - ACT & SSAT Exams
2/13 - Auditions for The Sound of Music - after school
2/15 - Winter Student Research Symposium
2/15 - Thurgood, a play presented by Illusion Theatre
2/17 - Last day of Winter Term

Weekend Activities
Friday: Bingo 8-9:30 pm (weCreate)
Saturday: Ski trip 12-7 pm (Welch Village) Cost is $72-includes lift ticket and standard equipment rental
Saturday: Lantern Festival from 4-7 pm at SMH
1. Make dumplings and Tang Yuan (a special dessert for the Lantern Festival made of sweet rice flour)
2. Make paper lanterns
3. Play Mahjong (a popular Chinese table game), Chinese chess, card game.
4. Chinese calligraphy.
5. Holiday music.
Sunday: Movie trip 12-4 pm; Students will need money for tickets and snacks

Menu - Feb. 13-19
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