2019

  • Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Visited St. Martin’s

    As part of its CORE program, St. Martin’s Episcopal School welcomed award-winning and presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco to its campus on Monday, Sept. 30.  Blanco spent the day with seventh-grade students leading poetry workshops, sharing his cultural heritage and connecting with the school’s Spanish Club.
     
  • St. Martin's Welcomes Panamanian Students for Third Annual Exchange

    St. Martin’s Episcopal School (SMES) welcomed four exchange students from Panamá City, Panamá for a three-week cultural immersion experience in September. Carmen Delgado, Amelia Arosemena, Alex Sayavenda and Daniel Ardila enjoyed a homestay with SMES host families, school and extracurricular activities with their host siblings, visits with SMES Elementary School and Early Childhood students, and day-trips to Atlanta’s must-see attractions including CNN, the Georgia Aquarium and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. 
  • Seventh Graders Qualify for Duke TIP

    Congratulations to St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s 32 7th-grade students who qualified to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Students were selected based on their 6th-grade standardized testing scores and now have the opportunity to take the SAT or ACT and participate in programs for middle school students hosted by various colleges. 
  • Student Council Donates Thousands Annually to Charity

    St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s (SMES) Student Council raised a total of $23,500 for local charities in the past four years. Comprised of elected representatives from the 5th - 8th grades, the Student Council raises thousands of dollars per year in two unassuming ways: selling snacks and Middle School Spirit Week. 
     
  • SMES Students Travel to Panamá on Second Annual Exchange

    For the second year in a row, St. Martin’s Episcopal School (SMES) sent 7th- and 8th-grade students on a two-week cultural immersion experience to Panamá City, Panamá. The nine Middle School students enjoyed a homestay, visited nearby cultural and historic sites, volunteered at an orphanage and more. The trip capped off two years of exchange between SMES and Colegio Episcopal de Panamá (CEP), a K-12 school in Panamá City. 
  • SMES Thespians Points from Perfection at International Festival

    St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s (SMES) Middle School drama students scored four Superiors and two Excellents at the International Thespian Festival (ITF) in late June. Eight students were two points shy of a perfect score for their group musical performance of “A Musical” from “Something Rotten.” ITF welcomes thousands of high school and hundreds of middle school students each summer to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s campus to perform in the National Individual Events Showcase, compete in various technical challenges, attend shows and hone their skills in specialized workshops.
  • Igleheart Award Winners

    The Patricia Ray Igleheart Memorial Fund was established by the Igleheart family to honor Tricia’s legacy at St. Martin’s. The endowment funds a professional development award to a selected faculty or staff member who embodies all that Tricia was: a kind, loving person and a mentor to others, who saw the beauty in everyday life and who recognized the importance of a  deep spiritual practice. This year’s faculty award recipient is Middle School Administrative Assistant Marianne Auson.

    In addition, a Student Character Award was also established with the goal to honor a deserving student who is curious about the world around them and a friend to all. This year’s student award winner is 5th-grade student Gabby Nama.
     
  • 8th Grade STEAM Capstone Project: Carter's Boxcar Race

    Ready, set, GO! It was an exciting morning on May 10 as St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s 2019 graduating class competed in the second annual 8th-grade boxcar race. This STEAM-based event was the culmination of a semester-long project where teams of three or four honed their skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math to build a working boxcar to race against their peers. The 8th-grade capstone project highlights the STEAM-focused curriculum taught at St. Martin’s in a fun and interactive manner.
  • "Kids Helping Kids" Service Project Stretches Beyond St. Martin's

    The results are in! The St. Martin's community collected 232 books, 99 family first-aid kits, 53 hygiene kits, and more for donation to the Good Samaritan Health Center for the school's 23rd annual "Kids Helping Kids" service learning project. Like previous years, St. Martin's families and employees generously donated basic medical and personal supplies to benefit Atlanta's children and families in need. However, this year's project was different in a big way: a box of socks was shipped from Los Angeles to Atlanta to be included in the donation.
  • Spring Sports Award Winners

    St. Martin’s Episcopal School recently held its Winter Sports Assembly where student athletes were recognized for their accomplishments, improvement and work ethic in baseball, soccer, youth passing league, tennis and golf. Award winners included: front row (l-r) Eric Berg, Keegan Luisi-Robinson, Logan Kimberl, John Madden, Luke Williams, Judson DiVenere, Cooper Williams, Aiden Hoath, and Brock Bergey; second row (l-r) Abby Williams, Kate Perry, Caroline Koziol, Riley Vassian, Janie Alexander, Brent Porter, and Simon Guterman; third row (l-r) Stella Jane Eskew, Wesley Lybrook, Hugo Fleming, Griffin Clare, and Daniel Simontacchi.
  • Middle School Grandparents Day

    St. Martin’s Episcopal School welcomed more than 200 grandparents to campus for Middle School Grandparents Day. Visitors and their grandchildren enjoyed breakfast and special musical performances including songs from the Middle School Musical, “Newsies.” The Middle School Band, Middle School Chorus and Brass Ensemble also shared their talents during the program. The event was MC’ed by 8th-grade students Kate Perry and Peter van der Mandele with comedic interruptions by Warrior TV “Jokes with Jack” segment hosts Jack Schmitt and Jack O’Donnell. 
  • It's Good to Be the Boss on "Principal for a Day"

    As part of the PTO Fling silent auction, one student from each division became "Principal for the Day" on Friday, March 29. Each "principal" chose activities for his or her division and enjoyed special "perks" alongside their actual division principals. Hank Jowers (Early Childhood) greeted students as they arrived for the day, was the first student to step foot on the NEW playground, and enjoyed a musical performance with his classmates. Cooper Martenson (Elementary School) spoke on the live Warrior TV announcements, visited ES classrooms, and watched a movie with the rest of his 3rd grade class. Middle School "principal" Katherine Davis also spoke live on the Warrior TV announcements and went to lunch with friends in a limousine. 
  • Introducing the New Japan Exchange Program at St. Martin's

    Six St. Martin’s Episcopal School (SMES) 8th-grade students and three chaperones returned last week from a 10-day cultural exchange program in Tokyo, Japan. SMES was chosen by the Office of the Ministry of Japan to take part in this international cultural experience. The student participants included Liza Love, Carson Lott, Stella Jane Eskew, Austin Scott, Max Miller, and Jack Schmidt.
  • Cookies for a Cause: SMES 5th Graders Raise Money for Georgia’s Coastal Environment

    The annual 5th-grade Cookie Company service project raised almost $1,000 dollars for the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Marine Extension Service on Skidaway Island. The proceeds were raised at the annual school-wide cookie sale put on by the 5th-grade class.
  • Avalana Brock Makes SMES Spelling Bee History

    St. Martin’s Episcopal School (SMES) 7th grade student Avalana Brock made SMES history by advancing to Round 3 of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Unit Spelling Bee for middle school students held on Feb. 26, 2019 at The Atlanta Academy in Roswell, Ga. Brock was runner-up at the internal SMES Middle School Spelling Bee, and then advanced through two rounds of state-level competition before placing in the top 15 of Round 3.
     
  • St. Martin’s Middle School Students Score Big at Ga. Jr. Thespian Conference

    For the sixth year in a row St. Martin’s Episcopal School (SMES) drama students scored big at the Ga. Jr. Thespian Conference. Three of the troupe’s competition pieces were selected for the final showcase, an honor reserved for the conference’s eight highest scoring entries. The troupe also received six overall Superior scores and two overall Excellent scores, and all 35 SMES students earned the opportunity to compete at the International Thespian Festival this June.
     
  • New Early Childhood Learning Center Opens at St. Martin’s Episcopal School

    After an 18-month building process, St. Martin’s Episcopal School (SMES) opened its new Early Childhood Learning Center on Feb. 19 for a "second first day" of school for students aged two through Kindergarten. The new 21st-century space is double the size of the previous building, with classrooms designed specifically for young children. The building replaces the school's Early Childhood wing that was destroyed by an arson fire on July 4, 2017.

     
  • Basketball Award Winners

    SMES recently held its Winter Sports Assembly where student athletes were recognized for their accomplishments, improvement and work ethic in basketball, swimming and spirit club. Award winners included Stella Jane Eskew, William Parnell, Luke Williams, Logan Kimberl, Judson DiVenere, Archer Love, Harris Eskew, Eloise Smith, Katherine Davis, Gabby Hollier, Reese Butler, Cele Camp, Jack O’Donnell, Wesleigh Harvey, Elizabeth McCall, Erielle Harris, Hayden Humphrey, Bryant Lisenby, Jack Schmitt, Reese Hudson, Handley Greeley, Charlie Duerr, and Nathan Altiery.
     
  • Erielle Harris Elected Ga. Jr. Thespian Officer

    Junior level theatre troupes across Georgia elected Erielle Harris, 7th-grade student at St. Martin’s Episcopal School, as one of four Junior Thespian Student Officers within the Georgia Thespians Society.
  • Spelling Bee Winners

    Congratulations to Middle School Spelling Bee first place winner Adelaide Hanna (6th grade) and runner-up Avalana Brock (7th grade). The two competed for several rounds before Adelaide spelled the winning word “status quo.”
  • A Record Year for the Middle School Geography Bee

    St. Martin’s kicked off the new year with the annual Middle School Geography Bee. Congratulations to first place winner Peter van der Mandele (8th grade), and runners-up Drew Park (6th grade) and Christopher Kartsonas (7th grade).
     

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St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a private day school for students in preschool through grade 8, located in Atlanta, GA. We are dedicated to providing a quality education of the whole person in a loving, Christian atmosphere, which fosters lifelong learning.