Best of the Week 2019-2020: Teaching to the Future

IB FILM STUDENTS' "FOREST CITY BLUES" DOCUMENTARY RECEIVES THREE CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NOMINATIONS In 2019, students in the IB Film course worked together in partnership with Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH), the West Side Catholic Center and St. Ed's Campus Ministry department to capture the stories of the unhoused in the city of Cleveland through film. Announced just today, the short documentary, entitled "Forest City Blues" has received three nominations from the 44th annual Oscar qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival for Best Ohio Short, Best Short Documentary and Best student film. Congratulations to Matt Shanahan (Director, Lead Editor), Ma

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Excellence in College Prep

STUDENTS USE VISUAL STORYTELLING TO CREATE THEIR OWN ST. ED'S AD CAMPAIGNS This week, Ms. Maya Wanner's Visual Storytelling students completed and presented their ad campaign summative projects. Rather than analyzing an advertising campaign of their choice, students were encouraged to create their very own ad campaign for St. Edward High School. Working in teams, students had to analyze the strengths and weakness of an ad campaign and how to incorporate ethos and pathos in order to convey certain emotions and establish trust and connection through their use of color, font, diction, design and photography. Trying to highlight all that St. Ed's has to offer, students chose to feature their

Best of the Week 2010-2020: Holy Cross Values

ST. ED'S COMMUNITY EMBODIES SELF-SACRIFICE THROUGH LENTEN REFLECTION AND CLIPS FOR CANCER FUNDRAISER This week, the St. Ed's community gathered to celebrate the beginning of the Lenten season with Mass on Ash Wednesday. Symbolizing a time for repentance, reflection and fasting, Lent encourages us to be intentional about prayer, fasting and generosity through self-sacrifice. "Lent is the perfect opportunity for our Edsmen to live out our Self-Sacrifice standard. As we think about Christ's sacrifices for us, we are all challenged to think about how we are working for others and at St. Ed's, we offer numerous opportunities to affirm that aspect of our faith life that enrich our relationships

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Teaching to the Future

IB DESIGN TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS WORK WITH PROGRAMMING CLUB TO REFURBISH ARCADE GAME FOR WINGS 2020 AUCTION Students from the IB Design Technology class have teamed up with members of the Programming Club to refurbish a donated Tempest arcade machine for the upcoming Wings 2020 Auction. Utilizing the tools and workspace available in the Manufacturing Lab & Makers Deck in the Lowe Institute for Innovation, students have created new designs to integrate with the vintage exterior and create a platform for players to play a variety of games on one machine. "Our goal is to refurbish this donated machine to a working state and improve it with new technology to create renewed value and worth to a le

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Excellence in College Prep

EDSMAN BROTHERS SHARE THE BENEFITS OF THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM FROM A STUDENT-ATHLETE PERSPECTIVE IN NEW PODCAST As part of the International Baccalaureate recruitment process for freshman and sophomore students, Associate Dean of Academics and IB Coordinator Mr. Nick Kuhar sat down with brothers Lawson Nash '20 and Logan Nash '20 to create a podcast episode discussing the benefits of St. Ed's IB Diploma Program from a student-athlete perspective. Click here to listen to "A SEHS Podcast: On Common Ground in IB and Athletics (featuring Lawson and Logan Nash, Class of 2020). Reflecting on how the knowledge and skills they've acquired through the IB program resonates both on and off the footbal

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Holy Cross Values

CLEIMUN20 BRINGS OPPORTUNITY FOR EDSMEN TO EXHIBIT HOLY CROSS VALUES OF GRIT, CHARACTER AND RELATIONSHIPS Over the weekend, Edsmen Model UN members participated in the Cleveland International Model UN 2020 Conference in partnership with the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. Having created relationships with other high school students from Mentor High School, Western Reserve, Collegiate Academy, Archbishop Hoban, Hathaway Brown and Saint Joseph Academy, St. George in Chile and more through previous Model UN conferences, Edsmen teamed up with their fellow peers to discuss and debate a wide array of topics on international affairs. "Throughout the year, I've seen our Edsmen Model UN members

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Teaching to the Future

ENGLISH STUDENTS WRITE POEMS THAT REFLECT SELF-EXPRESSION, THE IMPACT OF SOCIETY AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICA Juniors in Ms. Shelby Dennstedt's American Literature class were recently assigned a poem creation assignment, entitled "I Hear MY America Singing," asking students to create an original poem, drawing inspiration from their own life experiences. After reading, discussing and reflecting on Walt Whitman's poem "I Hear America Singing" and two poetic responses including, "I, Too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes and "I, Too, Sing América" by Julie Alvarez, Ms. Dennstedt encouraged students to take their own turn to respond with their views on America. "Each of these poem samples represen

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Excellence in College Prep

STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN COOKING CLASS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND CULTURAL NORMS Wanting to create a fun, hands-on experience for her students, Spanish teacher Mrs. Mariana Martinez developed a cooking session for Spanish students who wanted to learn how to cook while also teaching them about Spanish cuisine and traditions. In addition to learning proper techniques for how to make traditional Spanish side dishes, students had a blast creating these dishes and enjoying them together. Students had the opportunity to discuss the intentionality behind the ingredients they used and how Spanish cultural norms, with a specific focus on food, differ from American habits. Unlike American culture where eat

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Holy Cross Values

ST. ED'S COMMUNITY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH ECUMENICAL SERVICE FEATURING POETRY, SONG AND PRAYER On Tuesday, the St. Edward community gathered together for an ecumenical service in celebration of Black History Month. Veering from a traditional prayer service, this week's multi-denominational Christian service featured poetry and religious readings in addition to musical performances that were offered up as prayers, symbolizing the many customs and traditions within the Christian church. "This service was an opportunity to lift up the voices of members within our community and to reflect the diversity and culture that makes up St. Edward High School," says VP of Mission Effective

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Teaching to the Future

ST. ED'S STUDENT LIFE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES IMMERSIVE WORKSHOPS ON MASCULINITY AND MENTAL HEALTH FOR MEN'S HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH This month, St. Ed's is providing students with engaging, hands-on opportunities to dive into topics such as mental health and masculinity to commemorate Men's Health Awareness Month. St. Ed's Department of Student Life has developed four immersive and instructive workshops for students to gain a better understanding of themselves and their peers as men in our world. "When we chose not to participate in 'No Shave November' this year, a group of students were inspired to come up with a new way to raise awareness about men's health while also providing an effective m

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Excellence in College Prep

ST. ED'S HONORS BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH SPEAKER SERIES AND ACTIVITIES THAT CELEBRATE DIVERSITY To honor Black History Month, St. Ed's will be offering different opportunities to celebrate and discuss black history throughout the month of February. Posters decorating the halls have displayed quotes by Nelson Mandela, Booker T. Washington, Dr. Mae Jemison, Thurgood Marshall and more in addition to major events within black history for students to see a visual of how black history impacts their lives and the importance of learning, living and celebrating the legacy at St. Ed's. "The inspiration behind our celebration of Black History Month is a part of a bigger effort by our Office of Divers

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Holy Cross Values

ST. ED'S ACADEMIC CHALLENGE CELEBRATES FAMILY AND THE LOVE OF READING THROUGH "SHARE THE LOVE OF BOOKS" BOOK DRIVE This month, St. Ed's Academic Challenge team and moderators Mrs. Ashley Ventura and Mrs. Julia Janisko are hosting a "Share the Love of Books" Book Drive to give back to the community of Lakewood in time for Valentine's Day. "Last year, our graduating seniors expressed that they wanted Academic Challenge to facilitate a service opportunity to meet the needs of our community," says Mrs. Ventura. "We had been in discussion about several opportunities, and we landed on the Book Drive. We were inspired to have the Book Drive in February because it is one of the few months that do

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