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Episcopal Recognized as Wildlife Habitat
As a result of a research project by five Fifth Grade science students last year, the National Wildlife Federation
recently named Episcopal High School as a Certified Wildlife Habitat.
During their research work, which began last year, Louise Andreeff, Anna Garrett, Justin Fields, Kelli Hu, and John Selser discovered that Episcopal High School met all the requirements for each criteria of food, water, shelter, and nesting material as dictated by the National Wildlife Federation. The students, now Sixth Graders, were recognized for their contribution during a recent Lower School Morning Meeting and were presented a plaque which will reside on Episcopal’s campus.
Episcopal High School commends Mr. Sonny James, Lower School Science teacher and these students for their commitment and perseverance toward this natural wildlife goal. "The group's research was a vital part of the process," said Mr. James. "They researched various institutes such as The Audubon Nature Institute and the Nature Conservancy and discovered that the National Wildlife Federation better met Episcopal's needs."
Please take a minute to view the short video created by the students which can be accessed by clicking 'play' below.
Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting Held
Eighth Grade parents gathered in the Alumni House Dining Hall on January 25 to hear about their student's transition as freshmen into the Upper School.
Hugh McIntosh, Head of School, opened the session with a warm welcome before sharing details about the re-enrollment season, the Upper School Division Head search, as well as his views on Upper School at EHS.
Pam Goodner, Math Department Chair, reviewed graduation requirements and curriculum choices with parents. Jody Kennard and the college counseling staff as well as Nicole Pinson, counselor and Advisory program/community service coordinator introduced their role as support to the student body. Wally Stevens shared information on the Honor Code, Honor Council and other aspects of Upper School discipline.
At the session, parents received the 2012-2013 course request form which showed the core academic courses their student would take during their freshman year. The current Eighth Grade students received their copy of the scheduling form during the 'Transition Expo' on January 26 with instructions to review and complete the form with their parents and return to Ms. Becky Milligan, Middle School English teacher by February 3.
A panel of support staff which consisted of Department Chairs and faculty and staff was available to answer specific questions parents had after the evening session.
Berggreen Recognized at French Convention
Congratulations to senior Carly Berggreen who was recognized this past weekend at the Annual French Club Convention, officially known as the l’Association Lousianaise des Clubs Francais de Ecole Secondaires, or ALCFES. Because of her aptitude with French, Carly was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of St. Anne for a five-week summer program.
Carly, who attended the convention with her French classmates Libby Bourgeois, Grace Chetta, Julia Johnson, and Elena Roman, was awarded the scholarship based on her excellent oral and written French skills demonstrated through a written test and during an interview.
The students experienced a weekend of total French immersion with 300 other French students from schools across the state at the convention held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Baton Rouge. Additionally, the Episcopal students celebrated the event by creating a banner to commemorate this year's 'Louisiana bicentennial' theme.
On Saturday, students learned about French and Francophone culture by attending presentations on French bread, Québec and Montréal, Belgium and Lafayette, Louisiana. They continued their apprentissage by visiting the Louisiana State Museum and hearing about new job opportunities for French-speaking Louisianans from Bob Arceneaux, the President of CODOFIL (Center for the Development of French in Louisiana), as well as meeting famous characters from Louisiana history. Bob Lafayette, President of Friends of French and esteemed French professor at LSU, made an appearance as the Marquis de Lafayette! Jean Lafitte and Napoléon also made special guest appearances among the rich exhibits celebrating Louisiana History at the State Museum. During dinner on Saturday, students heard a speech by the new director of CODOFIL, Joseph Dunn, encouraging young French speakers to promote the use of French in Louisiana.
Blair Richards, French Club Sponsor and French teacher attended the event as EHS faculty and chaperone.
WBRZ's Chief Forecaster Visits 4th Graders
As the culminating activity on their weather unit, Fourth Grade science students enjoyed a visit from meteorologiest Pat Shingleton
, WBRZ's Chief Forecaster on January 25.
Mr. Shingleton captured the attention of his young audience by sharing his favorite childhood song, 'When that Shark Bites' then illustrated the hand motions.
On the topic of weather, Mr. Shingleton reinforced what students had already learned about cloud formation, wind direction and weather instruments. He impressed students with trivia pertaining to the origin of weather terms such as ‘front’ and ‘jet stream’, then proceeded to describe the formation and hail storm process, tornadic development along with tornado alleys.
Based on the smiles and laughs, it was evident that Mr. Shingleton's weather presentation was informational and entertaining.
Fellowship Christian Athletes Support Community
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) recently spent time sharing their faith by serving the community.
Led by FCA co-captains, Keely Davis and Layne Raborn, the group visited and sang to the elderly at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center on Siegen Lane. The group, whose primary purpose is to provide Christian fellowship among student athletes and demonstrate good sportsmanship and Christian values, has partnered with other athletic groups on campus including Boys and Girls Cross-Country and the Girls soccer team.
"I am thankful for the opportunity to be involved in FCA," said Layne Raborn, co-captain. "We have worked to make FCA a more active club this year by combining FCA and cross-country to visit a local living center. It turned out to be great success. We were asked to come back and sing again!"
Keely Davis, Captain of the Girl's soccer team and an FCA leader, worked to coordinate the two groups for a sing-along at the local assisted living center. "The residents truly appreciate the visitors and smiles," said Layne Raborn. "We feel so welcomed at the center and plan to return in February."
Coach Eddie Cole, the FCA sponsor attends the activities with the group.
Episcopal Knights Recognized
Congratulations to Episcopal student Knights Leah Coulter, Neal Coulter and Abbas Zamin, and staff members Coach Eddie Cole, and Myra Mansur, Athletic Director on their recent achievements.
Leah Coulter and Neal Coulter participated in the USA Gymnastics
(USAG) National meet. Leah (Sr. Level 9) placed 3rd on Beam at "Atlanta Crown". Neal won All-Around at the "Whitlow Invitational" in Orlando and placed First on Vault and Hi-Bar, and Second on Rings. The USAG meet was televised for tape-delay broadcast by ESPN. The air date has not yet been released
Abbas Zamin was selected to the Academic All-State Composite Boys’ Soccer Team.
Eddie Cole was selected as the 2011 All Metro Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year, which includes a seven parish area.
Myra Mansur was selected District II Athletic Director of the year and will be an automatic nominee for the 2012 State Athletic Director of the year at next year's conference.
EHS Re-Enrollment Incentive Deadline Approaching
Re-enrollment packets for the 2012-2013 school year were mailed in mid-January to families with students currently enrolled at Episcopal.
Please be aware that any contracts returned on or before February 17, 2012, receive a $100 discount on the commitment fee.
Additionally, be sure to look in your re-enrollment package for a special incentive to those families turning in their contracts before the deadline of February 28, 2012.
The re-enrollment mailing included only the forms needed for enrolling in school. Forms for extended care, transportation and health records will come in a second mailing in the spring.
For your convenience, some of the documents that you received in your re-enrollment packet are also available online. These are located on the 2012-2013 re-enrollment section of the 'my episcopal' page, which can be accessed after signing-on to the EHS website.
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Episcopal Hosts LSU Symphony Orchestra
Episcopal High School's Visual and Performing Arts Department was proud to host LSU's symphony orchestra premiering Ronaldo Cadeu’s “Crime and Punishment,” a symphony for guitar and orchestra on January 26.
On the day of the performance, Ronaldo Cadeu and Raul Gomez, his symphony conductor, visited with the AP Music Theory students in the school's choir room. Ronaldo Cadeu and Maestro Gomez discussed their work and how best to approach listening.
"The music was very moving. One minute, it would be calm, and the next, I'd be at the edge of my seat," said Charity Kennedy about the performance. "The best thing about live music is watching the performers. The first piece, which had a guitar soloist, was really interesting to watch; the expression on the soloist's face was so reflective of the music, and you could just tell how much he loved what he was doing. In "Crime and Punishment," several of the soloists seemed to dance to the music, each in his or her own unique way. It was almost like the music was controlling them, not the other way around."
"This type of event is a wonderful opportunity to expand one's mind and participate in the vibrant, evolving world of contemporary orchestral music," said Jason Hubbard, Arts Director.
14th Annual Alumni & Parents Golf Tournament
All parents & alumni are invited to join us at the 14th Annual Alumni & Parents Golf Tournament on Monday, March 26, 2012.
For more information or to register for the tournament, please view the brochure which can be accessed by clicking here
Contact Andrew Wyly, Alumni Relations Director, at WylyA@ehsbr.org
if you have any questions.
Upper School Art Show
Ends March 2
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Upper School Talent Show
Saturday, February 4
7 - 9 p.m.
Mardi Gras Holiday Break
February 20-24, 2012
School Holiday/Faculty In-Service
Friday, March 9
Boys Basketball The Knights lost to Redemptorist on Friday but defeated Capitol and Christian Life. The team hosts Northeast on Tuesday and plays at Dunham on Friday.
Girls Basketball Currently ranked 7th in La. Sportswriters’ poll and 4th ranked in the power rankings. Lost to #6 Capitol 50-45 and defeated Redemptorist 56-45 last week. The Knights host Northeast on Tuesday with the JV starting at 4 p.m. and travel to Dunham on Friday.
Football Senior Mike Henry was a finalist for the Warrick Dunn player of the year award. He is the first Knight to be a finalist.
Girls Soccer The Knights defeated U-High this past Saturday after two overtimes and prevailed in penalty kicks. The victory, along with District tie-breaking rules, makes Episcopal District Champions for the third year in a row! We are now 20-3-1overall and 7-1 in District. Our JV defeated UHigh JV 1-0 on Saturday. On Monday, the teams will travel to play Archbishop Hannan in Covington. Kick-off is 5pm for Varsity and JV to follow. Play-offs will begin this week and Episcopal should host the first round game. More information will be provided as soon as it is available.
Baseball The Knights started practice on January 23. We scrimmage Hammond on February 4 for both JV and Varsity.
Wrestling The team placed 14th of 22 teams in the Greater Baton Rouge City Championships held Friday and Saturday at Zachary High School. Taylor McKay placed 5th in the 220 weight class to lead the Knights. Edward Daniel, Ellis Herring, and Lawson Hoover won matches to add to the Episcopal score. Our season will conclude with the Junior Varsity City meet at Central High on Saturday and the Division III State Championships in Kenner on February 11-12.
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