October 6, 2016 - Whipple Weekly
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Sabres Win First-Ever Conference Championship

The SSM volleyball team took their undefeated conference record and number one seed into the Twin Cities Athletic Conference (TCAC) tournament last weekend. After three games, the Sabres were victorious and claimed the first-ever conference championship in SSM volleyball history.
Special recognition goes to SSM's four All-Conference players: Lauren Dudley ‘17, Emma de Mey ‘20, Hannah Melchiorre ’17, and Hannah Rahn ‘19. Also - kudos to SSM coaches Mr. Langevin and Ms. Stafford as well as student manager Jack Davenport '18 for a great season.
To read a detailed account of the tournament series,
click here.

Boys Interscholastic Soccer: On Road to Conference Championship

The Boys Interscholastic Soccer team has had a phenomenal season thus far. They remain unbeaten and are poised to play in the Twin Cities Athletic Conference (TCAC) semi-finals on Friday against Learning for Leadership Charter School. If they win that game, they will play for the conference title on Saturday morning at the Blaine National Sports Center.

Blessed Pets
Last Thursday, 6th and 7th graders spent the day at River Rendezvous in Bloomington, MN. River Rendezvous is a living history festival that demonstrates the lifestyles of people living in Minnesota between 1830 and 1870 through story-telling and interactive, hands-on demonstrations. Despite the mud, students had a great time participating in activities such as playing lacrosse, dressing up in frontier-style clothing, building a timber-framed barn, and learning to make maple sugar.
Donating to Help Save Lives

The first Red Cross blood drive of the 2016-17 year was a success!!! A total of 38 people registered to donate, and 28 pints of blood were collected! Thanks to all who donated.

Thanks also to those who wanted to donate but were deferred. We hope you will try again during our next blood drive on Wednesday, January 25.

Many thanks to the Red Cross staff, and to the leaders from the senior class who helped to coordinate today’s drive – Makayla Langei, Jessie Ro, and Aerin Frankel. They did a great job!
 - Fr. Colin Maltbie

BioScience Students Examine Innovation and Equity in Medicine at Lecture

Clair DeGeorge ’17 (left) and Lauren Dudley ’17 (right) talk with Dr. Ruha Benjamin.

On Thursday, September 29, five senior BioScience Program students traveled to the University of Minnesota to attend a presentation by Dr. Ruha Benjamin, assistant professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, titled “Can the Subaltern Genome Code? Envisioning Innovation & Equity in an Era of Personalized Medicine.”

During her lecture, Dr. Benjamin spoke about how science shapes the social world and how while any one scientific innovation may bring health and longevity to one group, it may also bring the opposite effect to other groups. She also examined how racial and caste distinctions have shaped genomic science in countries around the world. Dr. Benjamin is the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier, and writes, teaches, and speaks widely about the relationship between innovation and equity, science and citizenship, and health and justice.

ScholarShift Stories: Sports Broadcasting

To turn on Monday Night Football or the night’s big NHL match-up is easy, but several SSM students with an interest in sports broadcasting learned more about the hard work that goes into each telecast during a ScholarShift module on Sunday, October 2 in the weCreate Studio.

Led by SSM Communications Specialist Megan Maschoff (former pregame producer of Minnesota State’s men’s hockey broadcasts), the course focuses on the basic fundamentals of sports broadcast production, behind-the-scenes processes, filming and editing techniques, and post-production work. Using those techniques, each participating student will work on a mini-broadcast that they will present at the second module session on Sunday, October 9. (photo courtesy Samsung CSC)

Click here to learn more about ScholarShift, SSM’s innovative college-preparatory program.


We are looking to showcase a student’s photograph for the cover of the 2016-17 Yearbook. The only rule: The photograph should be Shattuck-St. Mary's themed.
Please submit digital photographs to
If you have any questions, see Ms.Isurin.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: November 1, 2016

(web image from

Kickin It with Community Soccer

Coach Moullin (seen above handing out low-fives) has been organizing a group of SSM soccer players to serve as coaches for the fall community soccer program for the past several years. Twice a week, SSM soccer players run age-group mini-clinics at the Faribault soccer complex. Several hundred area youth participate. They will offer a Saturday clinic at SSM on October 8 at noon and have invited the youngsters and their families to stay and watch the U14 and U15 Boys teams compete in the afternoon.

Girls U17 Soccer Shuts out Dakota Rev 8-0

The Girls U17 Soccer team played at home on Wednesday night. They dominated the Dakota Rev with a final score of 8-0. Check out the photography work of Katie Commins '17, a member of the Girls U18 Soccer team.

New in weCreate - CoderDojo

Beginning on Monday, October 10 from 6-8 p.m., SSM will host computer coding sessions on the second Monday of each month on the upper floor of the weCreate Studio. The program will be administered through CoderDojo, an international nonprofit that promotes free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people, and is open to SSM and Faribault students ages 8-17. Through CoderDojo, students can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. If you are interested in enrolling your student in CoderDojo, or would like to participate as a mentor, please contact Stephanie Vagle. (web image from TECHCO)

Fall Family Weekend
Special thanks to SSM parents for bringing beautiful fall decorations to all the nooks and corners of our campus - inside and outside. We are getting ready for Fall Family Weekend, which is right around the corner - October 14-16. Click the link to see the events planned for this fun-filled October weekend. 
FFW Schedule
Sabre Scores
Follow the link to see this week's results from both COE and Interscholastic Sports. 
Sabre Scores
Shot of the Week
Marley Mahler and Solomon Stelter. Blessed and ready for another year at SSM.
Click here to read a variety of student-written content, including excerpts from the fourth week of Senior Speeches, on SSM's SabreSpeak blog.

News You Can Use

Upcoming Events
Weekend Activities
Friday 7:30-10:00pm Movie in the Upper School Student Lounge
Saturday 11am-3pm Little Szechuan Chinese Restaurant (students will need to bring money to pay for food)
Saturday 7:30-9:30pm Bonfire at SMH 
Sunday 11:30am-4pm College Fair 
Sunday 1:00-4:00pm Montgomery Apple Orchard (students will need to bring spending money for apples and activities)
(Sign up in the school store begins Monday, October 3rd at 10am and goes until Thursday, October 6th at 4pm.) 
Late Start Day
Mon., Oct. 17
*View special schedule

Flu Shots
Tues., Oct. 11 - Students

Tues., Oct. 18 - Staff
Spirit Week Schedule
Mon., Oct. 10 - Duo Day
Tues., Oct. 11 - Pajama Day
Wed., Oct. 12 - Mismatch Day
Thurs., Oct. 13 - School Color Day
       12th Grade: Black
       11th Grade: Blue
       10th Grade: Red
       9th Grade/Middle School: Yellow
       Faculty/Staff: Pink
College Visits - Upper Morgan

10/7/2016 1:00PM University of Denver
10/7/2016 2:30PM Franklin College of Switzerland
10/7/2016 2:30PM Union College
10/10/2016 12:30PM Hamilton College
10/12/2016 8:00AM Kalamazoo College
10/12/2016 9:30AM Boston University
10/12/2016 3:00PM Furman University
10/13/2016 8:00AM Stonehill College
10/13/2016 8:00AM Babson College
10/13/2016 3:00PM Northwestern University
10/24/2016 10:00AM Drake University
10/25/2016 10:30AM Earlham College
10/26/2016 3:00PM Illinois Wesleyan University
10/2/7/2016 12:30PM DePaul University
10/27/2016 1:30PM St. Lawrence University
10/27/2016 2:30PM Providence College
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