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Current Issue

Summer 2019

What's Inside


  8 | Still Figuring It Out? You're Great!
Excerpts from Valedictorian Lilly Cady's remarks..

10 | A Q&A with Glenn L. Archer III '82
Meet the 2019 Commencement Speaker

12 | Passion, Perseverance, and Community
Excerpts from Glenn Archer's Commencement speech
16 | Snapshots
Moments from Commencement
20 | Class of 2019 Fast Facts
22 | Upper School Prize Day
24 | Middle School Snapshots
Awards Day and Eighth Grade Recognition
26 | Lower School Snapshots
Fifth Grade Recognition and Grandparents and Special Friends' Day
28 | Our Retiring Faculty and Staff
36 | Global Studies
Saints springtime travel to nine countries
54 | Robotics: Team Thunder Students Goes to the World Championship
60 | SSSAS Hosts a Social Entrepreneurship Summit


  6 | Headliner
64 | Saints in Action
68 | Spring Athletic Highlights 
79 | Alumni Connections
82 | Milestones & In Memoriam

Previous Issues

Spring 2019

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  • Features Inside


    Learning Journeys
    Follow our Lower, Middle, and Upper School students on three powerful learning journeys.

    Making Goodness Visible
    The Colloquium for the Common Good

    Saints Serve in Puerto Rico

    Saints Link Up
    Chumani Chamberlain '21 interviewed the 2019 Poet-in-Residence, Alysia Harris '06, during the 28th Poetry Week for sophomores.

    "Shrek The Musical"
    A review of the Upper School spring musical production by Cappies Critic Helen Sweeney

    Celebrating Black History Month

    The Athletics Hall of Fame Welcomes New Inductees

Fall/Winter 2019

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    Music: The Language of the Soul
    Upper School Band Teacher Vaughn Ambrose shares the story of his visit to the Cheery Education Centre in Kenya

    Flexible Seating
    The Benefits of Rethinking Classroom Design in the Lower School

    19 | Saints Link Up
    Upper School students interviewed and photographed alumni artists Alden Leonard '04 and Rives Wiley '09

    Lessons from Man's Best Friend

    2018-2019 Board of Governors

    "Peter and the Starcatcher"
    A review of the Upper School Stage One Players fall play

    Our New Faculty Share Some of their Favorite Things
    Mud Men
    Steve Williams '63 shares his memories of being a St. Stephen's Men Man

Summer 2018

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  • Features Inside

    Traditions: Excerpts from Valedictorian Charlotte Fontham's speech

    A Q&A with Jim Taylor '84: 
    Meet the 2018 Commencement Speaker

    Finding Enduring, Not Fleeting Success: Excerpts from Jim Taylor's Commencement speech

    Snapshots: Moments from Commencement

    Class of 2018 Fast Facts

    Upper School Prize Day

    Middle School Snapshots: Awards Day and Eighth Grade Graduation

    Lower School Snapshots: Fifth Grade Recognition and Grandparents and Special Friends' Day

    Our Retiring Faculty: Diane Dunning, Marsha Way, Jean Lynch, Jan Jacobs, and Dona Davis

    Jennifer Griffin '87 Receives the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Service Award

    Global Studies: Saints springtime travel to nine countries

Spring 2018

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    More Than a Game: Excerpts and observations from an interview with Sebastian Abbot '94 about his newly released book, "The Away Game."

    Saints Write: A look at non-fiction writing in all three divisions

    You've Got This! Saints alumni reflect on their freshman year in college and offer advice to our seniors.

    The Upper School Stage One Players Present "The Addams Family"

    Award-Winning Viewpoints: 19 Upper School students win numerous art awards

    Ready to Read? Faculty and Staff favorites, just in time for summer!

Fall/Winter 2018

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    Planting Goodness by Seeding Social Innovation

    Journey to Guatemala

    One Question 3 Answers: Alumni educators reveal how they foster respectful discourse and good citizenship in their classrooms.

    Read Into It: Our Lower School Director reveals her five most memorable moments as a new Saint.

    Welcome aBoard: Meet our new members of the Board of Governors and the Foundation Board

    Meet Our New Faculty & Staff: 28 Fun and Quirky Facts

    "Tartuffe" Rave Reviews: The Upper School fall drama

Summer 2017

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    Stay Amazed: Excerpts from Valedictorian Sam Dubke's speech

    Déjà Vu: Meet Caroline Edsall Littleton '02, the 2017 Commencement Speaker

    Finding Your Ikigai: Excerpts from Caroline Edsall Littleton's Commencement speech

    Snapshots: Moments from Commencement

    Class of 2017 Fast Facts

    Upper School Prize Day

    Middle School Snapshots: Awards Day and Eighth Grade Graduation

    Lower School Snapshots: Fifth Grade Recognition and Grandparents' & Special Friends Day

    Our Retiring Faculty: Suzanne Nuckolls, Anna Vascott, Kathy Green, and Jan Hirshberg

    Transformations: Spring Break Adventures: Around the World in Seven Days

Spring 2017

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    Telling the Untold

    Welcome to Saintsville: Middle School pre-algebra students are learning math through real world scenarios.

    Once Upon a Time... AP Psychology students journeyed to kindergarten

    Tech Bytes: Learn about the anatomy of a robot and the many innovative activities happening on and off campus.

    From the Archives: Behind the Scenes: Inspirational faculty who helped build our performing artsprogram.

    "The Little Mermaid" 1 Musical, 128 Saints

    Read Into It: Middle School Art Teacher Jean Lynch shares which artists inspire her and why.

    My Motif: Our Faculty Artists

    Enriching Afternoons: Lower School students are making the most of their afternoons.

    In the Know: Justin Taft '94 is leading expert on the federal cybersecurity market.

    One Question, 3 Answers: Mary Stewart Malone '03, Sasha Price Hogan '87, and partners
    Tim Moll '00 and Brian Thompson '00 on starting up a business.
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