October 25, 2015
All the World's a Stage
"All the world's a stage" wrote William Shakespeare in his comedy,  As You Like ItFrom class plays, musical performances and living history events to public speaking classes, debates, student-led chapels and more, St. Michael's strives to provide our students with ample opportunities to take to the stage.
These crucial experiences grow presentation skills, build confidence and help our students find their voices and share their unique insights, talents and gifts. As well, this acquired poise and increased command of public speaking will not only help them in school but also empower them in any situation they encounter in life and on the world's stage. 
Stage performances also encourage students to be:
  • open-minded (and receptive to new ideas
  • caring (with the audience supporting the effort and courage required to get on stage)
  • and risk-takers (willing to "have a go" at new experiences). 
Not surprisingly, these are all traits of our International Baccalaureate learner profile.
It was a privilege this week to watch our third graders perform in their annual Variety Show and our Middle Schoolers showcase their talents in our inaugural "Open Mike" event. Bravo!! 
Be sure to check out our St M FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages for this week's posts on St. Michael's culture, curriculum, community                   and stage performances.
Help Make our Annual Auction a Success!
Our auction team is seeking items to be featured at our 25th Annual Auction on November 21.
Tickets to sporting events, vacation homes, concert tickets, restaurant gift certificates and other experiential items are on the wish list.
Please contact Mary King Coleman with ideas or questions. Thank you for your willingness to donate! 
Join Us for our Middle School Admissions Open House
  • The Middle School Open House is scheduled for Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m. Interested prospective families can register here Thank you for spreading the word to neighbors and friends!
Championship Chess Winter Program Signup (Gr K-5)
Studies show that chess improves math, reading and problem-solving skills. Sign up now for the winter session of Championship Chess. The program runs November 11-February 17 on Wednesdays from 3:10-4:10 p.m. Click here for the registration form. Forms are due in by November 6.
Swim Like Fish?
St. Michael's Middle School Swim Team season is just around the corner. The season runs from November to the end of January. Our team practices on Sunday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at St. Catherine's School.  If your Middle School student is interested in swim team, please complete the registration form at http://tinyurl.com/stmswim2015.  Thank you!
Sign up for SMBA!
SMBA, our popular co-ed intramural basketball league for grades 4-8 is now accepting signups from interested players. Everyone will be placed on a team. Practices start the week of November 15. Signup forms are available here and are due to Mr. Kern by November 3.
Nothing But Net! Basketball Tryouts
Calling all 5th-8th graders for JV and Varsity basketball tryouts! The tryout schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, November 9th - all interested 5th-8th grade boys and girls will meet in the Singleton Campus gym from 3:-4:30 p.m.  
  • Tuesday, November 10th - Boys will be in the gym from 3-4:30 p.m. for a second day of half and full court games.  
  • Wednesday, November 11th - Girls will be in the gym from 4:30-6 p.m. for a second day of half and full court games.  
Please contact Wally Kern with any questions.
Wave the Flag!
Showcase your Dragon pride with a St. Michael's flag!  House and garden St M flags are now available for purchase. Check them out on our Spiritwear website at stmschool.net/community/school-spiritwear/
To place a flag order, please contact Logan Vetrovec.
Let's Be Friends! 
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Current and past issues of "This Week at St. Michael's" are now archived on our website under "News and Events," as well as under "Community."
In This Issue
  • Auction Donations Needed
  • MS Admission Open House
  • LS Chess Signup
  • MS Swimming Signup
  • SMBA Signup
  • JV/Varsity BBall Tryouts
  • Get your St M Flag!
Dates to Remember...
Please check our improved online School Calendar for updates, events and weekly activities/sports schedules.
Click here to download an updated Academic Calendar
Tuesday, 10/27:  
  • Chapel Service, 8:30 a.m.
  • MS Field Hockey Home Game (vs.Steward), 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/28:
  • Picture Day Makeup Photos
  • MS Field Hockey @HOME vs. St. Catherine's, 4:30 p.m. 
  • MS Boys Intro Lacrosse Clinic, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Singleton Campus 
Thursday, 10/29:
  • LS Birthday Book Assembly, 8:30 a.m.
  • MS Advisory Groups Lunch, 11:33 a.m.
Friday, 10/30:
  • Kindergarten Halloween Parade, 8:30 a.m.
  • LS Fall Parties- afternoon
  • MS Advisory Group Teambuilding Games, 2 p.m.
  • MS Cross Country Collegiate JV Invitational, 4 p.m. 
  • Baseball Clinic (Gr 5-8), 3:30-5:15 p.m, Trinity 
Saturday, 10/31:
  • MS Open Gym for Girls interested in Playing JV and Varsity BBall, 9:30-11 a.m.
Congratulations to Mr. Turner as he was installed this past week as our sixth Head of School. It's an exciting time to be at St. Michael's!

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