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March 23, 2017 - Whipple Weekly
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International Day

Shattuck-St. Mary’s community members of all nations joined together on Friday, March 17 to celebrate culture, diversity, food, and fun as part of SSM’s annual International Day. 

SSM gathered for an afternoon honoring the diverse cultures represented within the School. Festivities kicked off with a rousing Flag Ceremony, as students, faculty, and staff members from more than 30 different countries proudly entered Johnson Gymnasium flag-in-hand to the sound of their national anthem.

After honoring each country represented at SSM, the school community had the opportunity to experience the authentic culture of each nation as they visited numerous stations positioned throughout the School. Each station featured delicious entrees, desserts, and beverages specific to each culture for all to sample, along with music, games, and activities that brought the campus alive throughout the afternoon. 

Friday Funday

Prior to a full slate of International Day festivities on Friday, March 17, Shattuck-St. Mary’s students in grades 10-12 engaged in a series of grade-specific activities. 

Sophomores were split into teams by advisory groups for a design thinking challenge in weCreate, where they recycled, reused, and re-engineered everyday materials into new inventions. 

Juniors had the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities, including short modules introducing students to ultimate frisbee, suturing, and 3D printing, harvesting maple syrup at River Bend Nature Center, and a presentation that covered the topic of gender and the media. 

Senior students headed to Newhall Auditorium to view a series of international films, including “Sing,” “Enemies Within,” and “Time Code.”

Girls Prep Win 2nd Straight Gold at Female World Sport School Challenge
With 28 goals in five games, the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Girls Prep hockey team reclaimed their championship title at the Female World Sport School Challenge in Winnipeg on Sunday.

“This was a perfect setup for the national championships. We were tested under some very competitive circumstances and we played very well. These girls are definitely ready,” said Girls Prep coach, Gordie Stafford.

The Sabres will play their final two homes games this weekend against MN Elite before heading to Rochester, Michigan to participate in the USA Hockey National Tournament. 
Maddie Hickey '19 Crowned Miss Great Lakes Outstanding Teen
Maddie Hickey '19 was crowned Miss Great Lakes Outstanding Teen this past weekend at the Miss Great Lakes pageant in Bemidji, Minnesota. With her win, Maddie will compete in the Miss Minnesota Teen pageant in June. Congratulations, Maddie!
Chuck-A-Puck Raises Money for Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
At the Boys U16 final (beach themed) home game on Tuesday night, Student Government organized a Chuck-a-Puck event to benefit Faribault's chapter of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, which helps families of service men and women in the community. Student Government raised $150 on Wednesday night and plan to match that amount with the money raised from the Sadie Hawkins Dance at the end of the month. 
SSM Welcomes International Visitors
SSM is pleased to welcome 20 visiting students from Toya Eiwa High School in Japan. They will attend classes, engage in campus activities, and be part of the School community through Monday, April 3. We hope you enjoy your stay!
Choir Performs "My Voice is Calling" Concert
Congratulations to SSM vocalists on their wonderful performance last night at the "My Voice is Calling" concert!
Deep Dive and Dessert with Ms. Molter

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Upper School Math and Science Teacher Maggie Molter shared her journey as a musician during the latest installment of the “Deep Dive and Dessert” series on Wednesday, March 22 in weCreate. 

During the session entitled “Beethoven and Bar Shows – How to be a Not-Too-Serious Musician,” Ms. Molter reflected on her early years as a self-described “total band geek” as she primarily played the trumpet and focused on classical music. Read more

Figure Skating & Synchronized Skating Updates
Last weekend was a busy one for the Figure Skating COE. The skaters kicked off the weekend with an exhibition on Friday night to showcase their competitive freestyle programs. On Saturday, Team Sabres Synchronized Skating held its first Prospect Weekend. The team hosted four prospective synchronized skating team members, giving them the full Shattuck-St. Mary’s synchronized skating experience. The coaches and athletes held a synchronized skating skills clinic and showed the prospective skaters around the campus. 
 
On Sunday, the Figure Skating COE hosted a Performance and Movement Seminar with highly acclaimed figure skating choreographer Katherine Hill. SSM skaters, along with skaters from around the Twin Cities, enjoyed a high energy day of off-ice and on ice movement classes to explore space, time and energy through their skating. The classes focused on challenging skaters to achieve more dynamic movement on the ice, while focusing on performance and artistic expression. 
Coach Christie Selected for WIN Program
Synchronized skating coach Alana Christie was selected for this year’s WIN (World, International, National) Program, which aims to educate US Figure Skating coaches through first-hand experience at a World Event. Alana attended, at US Figure Skating’s expense, the World Junior Synchronized Skating Championship in Canada from March 10th-12th along with three other coaches and one US official judge. The group had the opportunity to watch all of the practices and the entire competition, while constantly evaluating and assessing the teams under the instruction of Karin Sheer, a highly acclaimed national and world judge and technical controller. It was a wonderful learning experience for Coach Christie and she is excited to bring back what she learned to the synchronized skating team!
Welcome Mr. Hernandez!
Please welcome Mr. Paul Hernandez to SSM. Mr. Hernandez will be taking over for Ms. Moyer while she is on maternity leave this term. Mr. Hernandez moved here from New Jersey and has a B.A. in history and a teaching certificate from Princeton University.
Ms. Inman's Classroom Moments
Left: Biology students investigated genetics and inheritance by "breeding" marshmallow critters. They learned how different traits are inherited in different ways.

Right: In Earth Science, students investigated the creation of clouds using hot and cold water in bottles. By changing the air pressure in the bottles, students were able to form clouds. 
Sabre Scores
Follow the link below to see this week's results from SSM athletics.
Sabre Scores
Shot of the Week
On Monday, our beloved School Store manager Jan Peper celebrated a milestone birthday with candy, flowers, and many birthday wishes. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Jan!
President's Blog
SSM President Nick Stoneman shares a powerful personal reflection on how grief and loss can offer us new ways to look at our lives. Read more...
Kim Hall is Live!
You can watch a live webcam of the Kim Hall project. The windows are in and things are progressing quickly!

News You Can Use

Weekend Events

 - Friday: Open Ice from 6-8 pm in the New Arena (no sticks, no pucks). Please put skates back when done.
 - Saturday: Puzzles, games and pizza from 7-9:30 pm at SMH
Sunday: Mall of America from 11 am - 5 pm; bus fee is $10

Upcoming Events
3/31 - Sadie Hawkins Dance

4/15 - Egg Hunt
4/20-22- Spring Musical, The Sound of Music
5/1- AP exams begin
5/13 - Prom
5/15 - Poster sessions for non-senior BioScience and The Major members
5/16-17- Middle School final exams
5/18- Engineering presentations


Check out the Campus Calendar!

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2017-2018 Academic Calendar
Menu March 27 - April 2
Honors Capstones and BioScience Symposium Special Schedule

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