October 20, 2016 - Whipple Weekly
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Fall Family Weekend Review

To the parents and families who were able to attend Fall Family Weekend - thanks for being here! To our parents and families unable to be here - we missed you!
It was a busy weekend on campus with teacher conferences, an all-School gathering arts showcase event, a special Pre-Conservatory and Vocal Performance concert, a parent reception, a town hall meeting, a figure skating exhibition, and many athletic events - all supported with great food from the SSM food service staff.
We are sharing many links below to Flickr photo albums from the weekend and a video of the All School Gathering. Please note that all images on Flickr are free and downloadable to everyone. 

Plan now to attend Winter Family Weekend, scheduled for January 27-29, 2017.

FFW Family Photos
FFW Athletic Events
All School Gathering Video
All School Gathering Photos
Pre-Conservatory and VPP Concert
Pre-FFW Cook-Out
As a fun way to kick off FFW, there was a tailgating event around the Parade Field last Thursday. There was great picnic food courtesy the grillmeisters - Mr. Schaefer and Rev. Maltbie. thanks to Mr. Blackmer for photos.
Operation: Fayfield's New Knee

Dr. Joel Zamzow demonstrates a simulated knee replacement surgery for the BioScience students.

On Friday, Oct 14, Dr. Joel Zamzow, an orthopedic surgeon from Duluth, MN and father of Hunter Zamzow '19, came to Shattuck-St. Mary’s and did a knee replacement surgery right in Fayfield 102!! Of course, the surgery was a simulation, but with the help of wife, Kris, and Mike Robb, a surgical device specialist, Dr. Zamzow completed the surgery exactly as he would in the operating room…complete with all the drills, hammers and hardware that would be used in a real surgery. After the surgery, several of the BioScience students were even more sure of their chosen careers as orthopedic surgeons!

Pulling Buckthorn Sure Beats Testing!

All students but the seniors were hunkered down on Wednesday morning taking standardized tests. Most of the Middle School students sat for the ERB (Educational Records Bureau) while the 10th and 11th graders took the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) test. Meanwhile, the seniors spent the morning pulling buckthorn (a challenging invasive species) and enjoying fall colors and some fun activities at River Bend Nature Center.

Biology & Bubbles

Ms. Inman's AP Biology class used bubbles this week to explore the unique properties of the cell membrane, including creating a channel through the membrane and investigating how membranes form and reform around items placed through them.

Coming soon to a theatre near you...November 3-5!
Views From Across the Globe
Mr. Garlinski, SSM's Director of International Recruitment, is on the road for several weeks. He is visiting a number of countries to meet with current parents and visit with prospective students. He shared a few photos of parent gatherings he has held in China and Korea.
Safe travels, Mr. G!
Mr. Garlinski meets with parents in Shanghai, China.
Here is Mr. Garlinski in Beijing, China with SSM parents.
Mr. Garlinski meets with SSM mothers in Seoul, Korea.
A Heartwarming SSM Story

Weiyi Zhai '16 (right), a 2016 graduate of the SSM-Bayi in Beijing visited campus Fall Family Weekend. She is a student at Carleton College in Northfield where she studies -- among other subjects -- German! "Loker," as she is affectionately called by her SSM family, renewed acquaintances with many SSM faculty and students and other alums including YingYing "Cherry" Wang '16 (also at Carleton and above left), the Cavelliers, Mr. Blackmer, Mr. Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Redmond (also visiting for FFW!), and Ms. Gould Martin '75 (former SSM-Bayi teacher), and many others! She was given a full welcome to campus by current students Justin Kang '17, Lauren Dudley '16, Joey Zhou '19, and Griffin Xu '16.
 - Ms. G-M

And, here's a nice post-script to this story. While Loker was on campus, she stopped by the Institutional Advancement Office to make her first Annual Fund gift. She is the first SSM-Bayi alum to do so. Thank you, Loker!

Big Brothers, Big Sisters @ SSM
The Piatti sisters have brought Big Brothers, Big Sisters to SSM. Last year, Morgan '16 initiated the relationship through her senior leadership project and this year Monica '17 is continuing the effort. Last night, SSM hosted a Halloween-themed party for about 18 "Bigs" and their "Littles." Monica has rallied lots of SSM student support and expects to plan events throughout this school year.
Boys U14 Soccer Wins in Indy

The Boys U14 Development Academy soccer team had to give up Fall Family Weekend at SSM but they made the sacrifice worth it by winning all three games in Indianapolis last weekend. They participated in the U.S. Soccer DA U14 Fall Showcase. Coach Leza was proud of his teams efforts. "The weekend was a great example of team effort as many players were involved in the build up that led to all nine goals and in keeping three clean sheets." 

Figure Skating News
During Fall Family Weekend, the SSM Figure Skating COE put on an exhibition to show off their hard work on the ice. This weekend, skaters will be competing at the Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships in Rochester, MN.
In addition, Shattuck-St. Mary's Team Sabres Synchronized Skating team debuted their competitive programs, which they will compete for the first time November 18th and 19th in Kalamazoo, Michigan. All of the skaters have worked extremely hard the past month and a half and their hard work showed this weekend! There was a great turn out for the exhibition and the skaters appreciate all of the support! 
Photos from Fall Family Weekend
Sabre Scores
Follow the link to see this week's results from SSM athletics. 
Sabre Scores
Shot of the Week
Check out the first in a series of profiles on SSM Families. Read more.
Kim Hall is Live!
You can watch a live webcam of the Kim Hall project. The walls are going up!
Click here to read a variety of student-written content, including excerpts from Senior Speeches, on SSM's SabreSpeak blog.

News You Can Use

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Weekend Activities
  • Friday 6:30-8:00pm: Mill Town Haunt in Dundas (tix $5)
  • Saturday 4:00-10:00pm: Valley Scare
    (tix $28)
  • Saturday 7:30-9:30pm: Bride of Frankenstein (US Student Lounge)
  • Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm: Eagan Outlet Mall ($10 bus fee)
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