School News

2019

  • March

    Get Ready for Summer at St. Andrew's

    It's time to start thinking about your summer plans - that means summer camp at St. Andrew's! Our summer camp is open to everyone, so feel free to invite a friend or family member who doesn't attend our school.
     
    What: Summer at St. Andrew's camp
    When: June 3-July 19, 2019. *Camp will be closed July 1-5.
    Who: Open to all Austin youth ages 4-18 - invite friends to join you!

    How to register:
    1) Download the camp catalog to read camp details and make your selections before registering
    2) Visit www.sasaustin.org/summer. Click on the yellow "Register" button to begin the process. (You can also download the camp catalog on this page.)
       
    Camp highlights include:
    • Sports Camps such as basketball, lacrosse, and soccer taught by our St. Andrew's coaching staff
    • Classes by Mad Science Camp, Camp Einstein Idea Lab
    • Creative Animation with Austin School of Film
    • Musical Theater Camp with St. Andrew's teachers, Jason Kruger & Cate Gasco
    • Creative Writing with Badgerdog
    • Sports Plus on the Road with St. Andrew's teachers Tom Costas & Maria Brummer
    • Any many more!
    Questions? Contact us at summercamp@sasaustin.org
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  • Certamen Advance to State, Erben '19 and Snider '20 Take Top Awards

    By Emma Schmidt '21 and Jennie Luongo, US Latin Teacher

    Last weekend, the St. Andrew’s Upper School hosted the Austin-area Latin Convention.  The convention brought together students from over 25 schools in the Austin-area, allowing students to network and compete in various Classical events.
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  • February

    4 Seniors Honored at Austin Regional Science Fair

    Last Friday, fifteen St. Andrews students headed to the Palmer Events Center to participate in the Austin Regional Science Fair—one of the largest science fairs in the country. Four St. Andrew's seniors were recognized for their research.
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  • Physics Students Teach Preschoolers Engineering

    Upper Schoolers studying physics accompanied their teacher, Dan Latreille, to The Rise School this month to work with preschoolers on some engineering concepts.
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  • Alex on a scanning electron microscope

    Pinkerton ‘21 SXSW Innovation Finalist

    Alex Pinkerton ‘21 is a finalist in this year’s SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards!  His project Brane Interface (braneinterface.com) is a brain-computer interface, with potential applications that could allow paralyzed people to regain motion.  There are 65 finalists from 13 countries and he’s the only finalist under age 18.
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  • Download The Highlander Magazine

    Our mid-year, digital magazine The Highlander is here. (Download a PDF version here).Our students have been growing every day in their classrooms, on courts, fields, and stages, and in the greater Austin community. Be sure you click on our hyperlinked content to find extra info and photos. Our magazines are always available to view (including archived issues) on our Publications page.
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  • 5 Medalists on National Etymology Exam

    Lauren Dill '04, US Latin Teacher
    In November nine Upper School Latin students opted to take to the National Classical Etymology Exam contest which quizzes students about Latin and Greek root words and their English derivatives. Out of the nine Upper School students who took the exam, five students were recognized with a medal for their achievement. Optime factum, discipuli!
     
     
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  • Grandparents' Day Photos Now Available

    We loved hosting our grandparents and special friends this month! Check out our Grandparents' Day 2019 photo gallery, where you can download images for free or purchase prints directly from SmugMug.
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  • January

    Ruiz ‘24 Discovers Projectile Point

    Congratulations to fourth-grader Tara Ruiz for being the first individual to discover a projectile point at the PARK! She was part of the fourth grade group that was helping to clear a new trail this month when she used her keen observation skills to spot the ancient artifact. “Further analysis is needed, but it appears to be almost complete and pre-Colombian,” says Greg Mele, Director of Outdoor Engagement. Greg contacted UT's Texas Archeological Research Lab (TARL) to help ID the projectile point. He shares their response, “Since it doesn’t exhibit a parallel oblique flake pattern, I would be inclined to rule out early Paleoindian. Odds are pretty good that it’s Archaic.”
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  • Spotlight on Faculty

    Our faculty and staff bring a variety of talents and experiences to their profession. Learn a bit more about them in this ongoing spotlight series (click their name). This month:

    Amanda Boardman, School Nurse
    Kathryn Culliton, 4th Grade Teacher
    Geoff Harrison, Director of Student Services
    Betsy Ross, MS P.E. Teacher and Coach
    Danny Schmidt, LS & MS Band Director
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  • All-State Choir Highlights SAS Vocalists

    Making the All-State Choir is an accomplishment unto itself, but St. Andrew’s vocalists had some particularly noteworthy achievements this year. Not only was student Maria Tobias ‘21 a featured soloist in the All-State Choir concert in January, but “St. Andrew’s had the most All-Staters from a single private school or organization in the entire state, which is a huge deal,” remarked Cate Gasco, St. Andrew’s Upper School Choir Director.
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  • Ing ‘23 Wins Gold Key in Scholastic Art Competition

    Eighth-grader Fiona Ing won a Gold Key award in the Mixed Media category of the regional Scholastic Art Competition this month.  Her work, made with ink, pencil and pen is named "Who Rules the Future?" She and Middle School art teacher Kate Torres attended a special exhibit and ceremony in honor of the winners at St. Stephen's.  
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  • The Heidi Chronicles

    Senior Directed Play Series Wraps This Week

    “Eurydice”
    Nazro Lab Theater (inside the Dell Fine Arts Center)
    Thursday, January 31, 7:00-8:15 pm
    Saturday, February 2, 2:00-3:15 pm and 7:00-8:15 pm

    It’s your last chance to see our senior drama students take their turn in the director’s chair, with this week’s final play “Eurydice.” They’ve already tackled "No Exit" with Hannah Bray '19, “The Heidi Chronicles” with Adrian Almy ‘19, and “A Small Fire” with Sophie Crawford ‘19. Thanks to parent Peggy Keelan for capturing our talented actors on stage!
     
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  • "Tech Generation" Talk with Dr. Mike Brooks

    Tuesday, February 5
    8:00-9:30 am
    Rollins Library
    1112 W. 31st Street

    We're lucky to have Dr. Mike Brooks join us to discuss themes from his latest co-authored book "Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World." Lower and Middle School parents, this is not required reading, please join us to discuss parenting in the digital age!

    Questions?
    Contact Alexandra Baird (abaird@sasaustin.org).
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  • RSVP for Grandparents' & Grandfriends' Days

    We're excited to welcome our extended families and friends to our Grandparents' & Grandfriends' Days at the Upper School on Thursday, February 7 and at the Lower and Middle Schools on Friday, February 8. Find schedules for both days and RSVP on behalf of all grandparents and friends via our webpage (www.sasaustin.org/gpday). Questions? Contact grandparents@sasaustin.org.

    Upper School (Grades 9-12) Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day
    Thursday, February 7, 2019
    8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    5901 Southwest Parkway

    Lower & Middle Schools (Grades K-8) Grandparents' and Grandfriends' Day
    Friday, February 8, 2019
    7:45 am - 11:15 am *Early dismissal for all K-8 students; no BTC
    1112 West 31st Street
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  • Upper School Choir Returns to Carnegie Hall on March 23

    Every two to three years, since 2004, the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Choir has answered the call to shine its musical light on the stage of New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall. Their 2019 visit, on Saturday, March 23 at 7 pm, will be their eighth appearance under the auspices of MidAmerica Productions.
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  • Join Us at Science Research Symposium on January 30

    Wednesday, January 30
    Open session: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    St. Andrew's Dell Fine Arts Center
    5901 Southwest Parkway
    www.sasaustin.org/srs

    St. Andrew's is proud to host its Science Research Symposium on Wednesday, January 30, at the Dell Fine Arts Center. The open session runs from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and features:

    Research Presentations - Upper School students in the "Scientific Research & Design" class—a dual enrollment class with UT-Austin—will present their original research. These projects will go on to Austin’s Regional Science Fair, an affiliate of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

    1st Grade's "Waves, Light & Sound" - First-graders will have their original stained glass art pieces on display, reflecting their own scientific studies on waves, light, and sound.

    Periodic Table Tile Design Winner - St. Andrew's joins a select group of schools from around the world to design a new periodic table art mural for the University of Waterloo in Canada. The winning St. Andrew's student's design (for element Oganesson) will be revealed at the Symposium.

    What's That?! Contest - Have you ever wondered: What’s that?!  Use your science knowledge to identify what is going on in five displayed images. The person who correctly identifies all five will win a gift basket from Raising Cane’s. 

    I Wonder Wall - In the spirit of this year’s theme, “Wonder. Discover. Science.” you're invited to contribute something you've wondered to the I Wonder Wall. These ideas will help inspire future independent research topics for our students to consider.

    Questions? Contact Bryan Dunn at bdunn@sasaustin.org and visit our webpage www.sasaustin.org/srs
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Back 2019

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  • Lower & Middle School

    1112 West 31st St.
    Austin, TX 78705
    Lower (512) 299-9800
    Middle (512) 299-9850
  • Upper School

    5901 Southwest Pkwy.
    Austin, TX 78735
    (512) 299-9700

Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.