School News

unnamedDateline: June 25, 2015. Our 3rd grade students’ efforts to have the endangered American burying beetle named the official state insect of Rhode Island moved one step closer to reality this week when bill H6093 introduced by Rep. Lauren Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport) passed the General Assembly on June 24.  Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-Dist. 37, South Kingstown, New Shoreham) introduced bill S448 that passed the RI Senate in May. The process now requires the signature of Governor Gina Raimondo.

Click here for more details: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/pressrelease/_layouts/RIL.PressRelease.ListStructure/Forms/DisplayForm.aspx?List=c8baae31-3c10-431c-8dcd-9dbbe21ce3e9&ID=10979

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Its not often that a school is held up nationally as a model for great work. Read this article and enjoy seeing why SMCDS is leading the way in innovative and effective scholastic programming: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/turn-traditional-units-study-deeper-learning-experiences-suzie-boss?utm_content=blog&utm_campaign=turn-traditional-into-deeper-learning&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_term=link

Save the date: Tuesday evening, July 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. the Navy Band Northeast will perform an outdoor pops concert on the campus of St. Michael’s Country Day School. The event is free and open to the public. Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of music and memories provided by our nation’s finest musicians.

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images-2 Welcome to the 2015 SMCDS Spring Party and Auction!

On Saturday, May 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the SMCDS community will come together for a lovely evening of food, wine, and togetherness in support of our wonderful community. There will be fun activities including a Silent Auction, a Wine Grab, and a Faculty Grape Stomp Contest! The ticket price of $75 includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing to a live band. Forget the black and tie and come in casual flair for a fun night honoring a great school!

Click here to purchase tickets for the event:
http://smcds.org/2015-spring-party-auction/

 

ArtsFest 2015

Each year our community comes together in May to celebrate the extraordinary arts program at SMCDS. From 6-9 p.m., the campus is overflowing with over 600 works of visual art, actors performing on stage, musicians playing their instruments, and choral groups singing songs. The event is a validation of our school’s commitment to the arts, which remain a vibrant and integral part of the students’ core curriculum. Enjoy these pictures of the event and some of the artwork itself.

 

 

unnamedEfforts on behalf of our 3rd grade to name the American Burying Beetle the Rhode Island state bug got a big lift last week when three television stations and a radio station gave significant coverage to their legislative efforts.  Click on the links below to watch the exciting coverage!

 

 

ABC6 –
http://www.abc6.com/story/28944798/newport-3rd-graders-spur-bill-for-state-insect

NBC10 –
http://www.turnto10.com/story/28947490/third-graders-bug-ri-lawmakers-to-name-official-insect

CBS12-
http://wpri.com/2015/04/29/third-graders-campaign-to-give-rhode-island-a-state-insect/

 

imagesHave you every wondered about the range of schools available to your child for high school? Come learn more about local independent schools at our High School fair. Over two-dozen schools will be represented including schools from Aquidneck Island, South County RI, the greater Providence region, and across New England states. Day schools, boarding schools, and both secular and parochial schools will be represented.

The event is designed for families across the greater Newport and South County region whose children are currently in 6th or 7th grade, but families with children of all ages are welcomed.

Students in the eighth grade at SMCDS brought some destruction to their instruction this week. As part of a unit of study about physics, forces, and structural design, the students were tasked to build bridges out of popsicle sticks.

Each bridge employed the same amount of sticks, and had to be the same length, but students were free to experiment with design and support ideas in the effort to hold the most weight. Some designs were more artistic, and others more stable, but the winning bridges combined a bit of each.

The final test of the bridges was to place weights onto each of them and see how much they could hold before breaking. The audience, comprised of middle school students from grades five, six, and seven, clamored for a great view of the excitement.

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The St. Michael’s Theatre Ensemble presents Alice in Wonderland, on Thursday March 5th and Friday March 6th at 7:00, and Saturday March 7th at 2:00.  Admission is free and open to all.  Come step through the looking glass with us – we hope to see you in the audience!