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PANTHER PICAYUNE CONGRATULATIONS ST. PAUL’S 2018

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MIDDLE SCHOOL 4-PEAT REGIONAL CHAMPIONS Every Science Olympiad Team should be this good.

APRIL 9, 2018 

In This Issue News from the Head of School Lower School News 1st Grade Fabulous February Middle School News 6th Grade Celebrates Roman Saturnalia 7th Grade Latin Field Trip to New Orleans Glassworks Middle School Science Science Olympiad Little Saints News 300 for 300 Alumni Spotlight Annual Fund Parents Association Fundraisers

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News from the Head of School Project Panther is a character development program for the entire lower school, designed to empower our children with the skills needed in order to make good decisions concerning daily experiences. A weekly, half-hour, class, it provides students opportunities to learn strong values from our teachers and from each other as members of our St. Paul’s family. During Project Panther we teach and practice acting responsibly and courageously. We instruct the children in techniques used to resolve differences, handle bullying behavior, and deal with peer pressure. We stress making proper decisions to keep safe both in and outside the home. These skills are taught using role-playing, peer teaching, and multi-media activities as primary instructional methods. Older students in third and fourth grades often role-play for the younger students, setting good examples for them and receiving positive feedback from the entire group for modelling good decision making. As problems or concerns arise during the year, the flexibility of the program enables these areas to be addressed in a timely manner, and we solve these problems together as a team. Because each child realizes that every other child is hearing the same message and practicing the same skills, there is confidence in the consistency of the life skills taught. After being in the program for the six years of lower school, our children usually achieve a confident mastery of these skills. I have enjoyed teaching Project Panther for the last 17 years and have seen our children grow in their ability to take care of themselves in so many situations. I am proud of all of our little panthers and how well the message of Project Panther carries into their daily lives. Charleen Schwank

The Heads of School of St. Paul’s, Hynes, and St. Dominic met in March with Lakeview Crime Prevention District and 3rd District Police to discuss safety in our schools.

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Lower School News 1st Grade Fabulous February The holidays were finished, and the celebrations were over – or were they? We did not even take down the Christmas tree. We designed a February tree instead. It reminded us of all the exciting things we celebrated in February. We had the 100th Day of School, Groundhog Day, Presidents’ Day, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. Wow! You would think 1st grade would be exhausted; but, no way. We are ready to keep our spirits high and our knowledge strong. Go 1st grade.

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Middle School News 6th Grade Celebrates Roman Saturnalia On Tuesday, January 9, St. Paul’s 6th grade celebrated Saturnalia as part of their Latin class. In ancient times, Saturnalia was a Roman holiday festival honoring Saturn, the god of seed and sowing, and celebrated near the winter solstice. This was a fun time at the end of the year for Romans to unwind, relax, and enjoy the company of their friends and family. It soon became the most popular holiday of the Roman year. To celebrate this occasion, our 6th grade students celebrated Saturnalia with an authentic Roman feast. Each student brought in Greek and Roman foods like bread, honey, fruit, olives, nuts, and grape juice. As students dined in the Outdoor Culinary Center, they were treated to authentic Roman music played on a lyre. Saturnalia has become a time-honored tradition for 6th grade, and we look forward to many more in the future!

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7th Grade Latin Field Trip to New Orleans Glassworks As part of a unit on glassmaking in the ancient world, the 7th grade class recently visited New Orleans Glassworks. Upon arriving there, the students watched artisans make and form glass using a variety of methods. They saw the workers heat the molten glass in 1100 degree furnaces and blow the glass into various shapes and sizes. They also saw how glassmakers can use molds and forms to make glass into a variety of shapes and sizes. The students were especially impressed by how the artists could pop popcorn inside a piece of glass still being formed! The students also had the opportunity to do some hands-on torchworking. Using table top torches, the students were able to melt small rods of glass and, using tools called mandrels, create small decorative glass beads. The field trip was an exciting mix of work and play, and the students learned about the science and artistry that goes into making glass.

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Middle School Science 7th Grade: Physical Science 7th grade Physical Science students culminated their Chemical Reactions unit with hands-on projects. Posters, videos, and live demonstrations with various substances were used to depict such exciting chemical reactions as Elephant Toothpaste, Glow in the Dark Slime, Fire Hands, Hot Ice, Carbon Snake, as well as Bath Bombs. Students presented each reaction to the class. Their results are posted in the science hallway. The videos were posted on the Middle School televisions. Take a peek when you have time. Boom! Bang! Fizz!

Watch the chemical reaction videos:

Glow Stick Lab Hot Ice

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Science Olympiad Congrats to the St. Paul’s Episcopal School - Lakeview Science Olympiad team who placed 1st in the Regional Science Olympiad tournament at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA on Saturday, March 17. This is the fourth consecutive first place win for the Science Olympiad team. Our team placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in 16 of 20 events. Stay tuned: The State Competition Results will be available in the next Panther Picayune Edition!

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“Every team should be this good.” Geaux Panthers! Event

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Olympiads

Anatomy & Physiology Dr. Alistar Ramsay & Dr. Alison Quayle

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Izzy & Roma

Battery Buggy

Mr. Eric Perdomo

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Henry & Andrew

Crime Busters

Dr. Gillian Eggleston

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Stephen & Maliah

Disease Detectives

Ms. Hannah Albritton

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Alexis & Amelia

Dynamic Planet

Mrs. Charleen Schwank

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Lauren & Maggie

Ecology

Mrs. Amy Kyle

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Harriss & Sam

Experimental Design

Mr. Ron Carrier

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Ben, Lauren & Stephen

Fast Facts

Mrs. Laura Akers

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Alexis & Sophie

Herpetology

Mrs. Amy Kyle

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Harriss & Sam

Meteorology

Mrs. Heather Farnsworth

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Henry & Maggie

Potions & Poisons

Dr. Gillian Eggleston

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Andrew & Amelia

Rocks & Minerals

Mr. Steven Thompson

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Ben & Maggie

Solar System

Mr. Jeremy Parks

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Harriss & Andrew

Thermodynamics

Dr. Bruce Lovelace

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Henry & Amelia

Towers

Dr. Gerald Myers

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Ben & Emy

Wright Stuff

Mr. Floyd Kyle

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Henry & Sam

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2018 Regional Competition

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Little Saints News Little Saints Cakery The Little Saints three-year class recently welcomed faculty and staff to the grand opening of their restaurant, “The Cakery Bakery.� After an exciting, fun-filled cooking investigation, the students worked hard to open a bakery of their very own! From naming the bakery, to making the food, to serving the customers and cashing them out, the children were in charge of everything! The investigation began when the teachers noticed the children pretending to make birthday cakes and other goodies in our dramatic play area and out on the playground. Interest quickly spread, and the teachers helped expand the investigation into all areas of our classroom. From making dough in the sensory table, to conducting bakery themed surveys in the message center, to counting pretend money at our cash register in the dramatic play area, excitement continued to escalate! After a group discussion, we decided we should take suggestions and vote on a name for our bakery! We practiced sound spelling and writing words when we created in small groups our menu and invitation. Then we walked all around the school passing out our hand-drawn, hand-written invitations! We voted on two items to serve at our bakery and then got to work making and baking these menu items! Each child learned to make ice cream in a bag. They chose between chocolate and vanilla and then helped measure and mix the ingredients. Lastly they used their whole bodies to shake the ingredients with ice and rock salt and watched as the liquid cream turned into a frozen solid ice cream! We also made mini rainbow cupcakes. Each child visited the studio and iced a cupcake using each color of the rainbow. On opening day, the children donned their hand-made chef hats and got to work. They greeted and served each of their customers with prideful smiles! After waiting on the customers, they brought them to the cash registers to check them out! Once the bakery cleared out, the Little Saints were able to enjoy the fruits of their labor and taste their delicious treats! It was a fun day for all involved.

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300 for 300 St. Paul’s Episcopal School is celebrating the tricentennial of our fair city in a big way! For every school month of 2018 we will have a special event with the 300th anniversary as the theme. We started off in March with preparing 300 sandwiches for the Lantern Light Mission. Lantern Light is one of the outreach partners of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and our students prepare sandwiches monthly for the mission, but preparing 300 sandwiches was a big undertaking! Middle school students gathered on a Monday afternoon and assembly-lined 300 triple decker ham, turkey, and cheese sandwiches. Do you know how many loaves of bread it takes for 300 triple decker sandwiches? Did someone say thirtyeight! In April, in conjunction with our Book Fair, we will be collecting and donating 300 books. Be on the look-out for more information on this project. On May 7th, the city will be celebrating the anniversary with various activities, and our students will celebrate with a tricentennial day chapel and birthday party events at lunch. When we return from the summer break look for a time capsule, a NOLAthemed Fall Fest, a Christmas tree decorated with NOLA-themed ornaments, and a few surprises. Come by our chapel services or Friday assembly to hear interesting facts about our city in our NOLA Notebook presentations. Each month will be dedicated to fun facts and trivia such as history, foods and festivals, music and art, sports and literature, the people of New Orleans, neighborhoods, and innovations. At the end of the year, the information will be compiled into a book complete with student illustrations. Faces of New Orleans is an art project where the students will draw historical faces on tiles as well as present day faces important to New Orleans. The tiles will be displayed in the style of “Gorilla Art” around our campus and possibly around Lakeview. You only get to be 300 once, and we plan to make it a celebration we will never forget!

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Alumni Spotlight Cody Love What year did you graduate? I graduated from St. Paul’s in 2007. Where did you go to high school and college? I went to Archbishop Hannan High School in the 9th grade, then transferred to Fontainebleau High School, where I graduated in 2011. I then went to Southeastern Louisiana University, where I got two Bachelor’s degrees in History and Creative Writing. What is your current job and position? I am a teacher. I just returned from teaching English as a Foreign Language in Taichung, Taiwan to elementary, middl e, junior high and high school students. Right now, I am a substitute teacher for St. Tammany Parish public schools, but I will soon be moving to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. There (at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) I will pursue a PhD in history, specifically the history of Native Americans in colonial New Spain (or Mexico). What is your fondest St. Paul’s memory? It’s hard to pick any one memory - they are all precious. The eighth grade trip to the Appalachians was an incredible wilderness adventure that also taught me how to be both a strong leader and a supportive follower. Spending time with my Panther Pals also taught me both how to be a good role model and how to contribute positively to my community. Also, I loved the ample opportunities to express myself creatively during chapel, talent shows, in music, art, and computer classes, and in the eighth grade play (we performed “Into the Woods,” and I’m still proud of how well we did with only 12 people).

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What is a life lesson you learned from St. Paul’s? The most important thing St. Paul’s taught me was how to be a part of a community. At St. Paul’s, we treat each other like the family that we are; we learn to be good listeners, eager helpers, and decisive leaders. We learn that we grow stronger through mutual support; helping someone in need benefits everyone, and it is up to each of us to decide to care for the others around us. Finally, we learn that we succeed or fail together; we do not leave people behind, and an individual’s success is determined not by the amount of money, fame, or power that they achieve, but by the hearts that they touch and the bonds that they forge. I am a decidedly better person for the lessons St. Paul’s has taught me - I will never forget them.

Annual Fund Each year, we count on loyal parents, alumni, and friends like you to make a meaningful gift that expresses the value you place on the educational experience offered at St. Paul’s Episcopal School. Your gift to the annual fund campaign enhances every aspect of a student’s education at St. Paul’s by

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Hot Air Balloon Watercolor by Esme (3rd Grade) and Linoleum Prints by Petra (7th Grade)

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Parents Association Fundraisers • Purchase gift cards for shopping or giving as gifts from your favorite retailers through St. Paul’s SCRIP program. • You get the full value of the card you purchase while each card earns rebates for St. Paul’s. • Orders can be placed in the SCRIP drop box at Ms. Micki’s desk.

• Orders submitted by noon Friday are available for pick up the next Friday.

• Need a SCRIP card sooner? E-Cards (paper) are available within 24 hours of ordering. (See order form for list of E-Cards.) • Want to go GREEN? SCRIP card Reloads are also available. (See order form for list of Reload cards.) • CONTACT: scrip@stpauls-lakeview.org

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St. Paul's Panther Picayune Vol 11 Issue 03  

Panther Picayune Volume 11 Issue 03 St. Paul's Episcopal School Lakeview

St. Paul's Panther Picayune Vol 11 Issue 03  

Panther Picayune Volume 11 Issue 03 St. Paul's Episcopal School Lakeview

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