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Math students honored at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

Math students honored at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The HIES chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, the national mathematics honor society for high school students, is pleased to announce the addition of 18 new members: seniors Brendan McCloskey and Whitney Weiss; and juniors Zain Bashy, Gracen Betts, Max Brauer, Hugh Chapman, Clarisa Colton, Sean Hackett, Fiona Henry, Cameron Jackson, Keillor Johnston, Catherine Kasper, Ben Matiski, Avery Pinkpank, Kirby Rodriquez, Natalie Scales, Logan Schick, and Carson Staples.  Mu Alpha Theta is a national honorary mathematics society that recognizes students who have achieved and excelled in mathematics. The HIES Mu Alpha Theta chapter promotes appreciation of mathematics by involving Lower School students in hands-on activities, and offering tutoring to Middle and Upper School students. The HIES chapter also participates in outreach by volunteering with the Sandy Springs Mission after-school program.

Holy Innocents' cuts ribbon on new Math, Science & Commons Building

Holy Innocents' cuts ribbon on new Math, Science & Commons Building

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School’s state-of-the-art Math, Science and Commons Building was formally opened on Aug. 21.

Friday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony was more than the dedication of a new high-tech STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) building, however, said Board of Trustees Chair Bruce Ford. “I see much more than brick, stone and mortar. The development of this new building is a beginning that serves to ask, ‘What’s next, what now, and what else?’”

The Rev. Michael Sullivan, rector of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, said the new building was also the newest symbol of Holy Innocents’ “deep and abiding responsibility to care for children.”

Maureen Engle exhibit opens at Ventulett Gallery

Maureen Engle exhibit opens at Ventulett Gallery

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Artist Maureen Engle brings her artistry to the Ventulett Gallery inside Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church with an opening reception on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. The show, which Engle calls an experiment with “color and energy in nature,” runs through Sept. 24.

The public is invited to attend.

A Massachusetts native, Engle graduated from the University of Virginia and then spent a year living in Provence, France, where she studied art and began to experiment with a fresh approach to painting. She is well known today for her contemporary and abstract work, as well as her passion for color and its ability to convey energy and emotion.

Holy Innocents' begins school year With STEM building, new tradition

Holy Innocents' begins school year With STEM building, new tradition

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Seniors and kindergartners at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School began their journey through the 2015-2016 school year together Tuesday morning, Aug. 18, with an inaugural Senior/Kindergarten Tie Ceremony in the courtyard of the new Math, Science & Commons Building.

Head of School Paul Barton spoke briefly at the beginning of the ceremony, reminding students that classes across campus are enriched by each other. He thanked kindergartners, for example, for inspiring HIES with “their sense of wonder and curiosity,” and seniors for “the generous way you share your talents with all of us,” and for their leadership in the year to come.

“Today is a right of passage, the beginning of a journey,” he said.

Holy Innocents' partners with Center for Civil and Human Rights

Holy Innocents' partners with Center for Civil and Human Rights

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) has been named an Affiliate Partner with Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., in downtown Atlanta—an engaging cultural attraction connecting the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. The partnership is particularly appropriate for a school whose mission is, in part, to develop in students a respect for self and others.

“As an Episcopal school, we are called and compelled to stand for inclusivity of culture, diversity of thought, and the worth and dignity of every human being,” said Head of School Paul Barton.

Holy Innocents' Student Wins National NFL Wives' Award

Holy Innocents' Student Wins National NFL Wives' Award

Rachel McGovern, a member of the Class of 2015 at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES), has been given a national Woman of Impact award by Off the Field, a national, nonprofit organization made up of NFL wives. The charitable group, which held its national conference in Atlanta April 23–26, recognized McGovern for her dedicated service with Girl Talk, an international mentoring program in which high school girls help middle school girls build self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and value community service.

The graduating senior has been a member of the national Girl Talk board for three years, a leader for the Holy Innocents’ chapter of Girl Talk, and a counselor at the Girl Talk summer camp, Project Inside Out. She will be the camp’s co-director in June.

Sciencepalooza: Science fun for everyone

Sciencepalooza: Science fun for everyone

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Computerized turtle races, demonstrations with 3D printers, and virtual reality experiences were just some of the events featured at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School's (HIES) Sciencepalooza April 21.

The 3-year-old event, designed to kindle an interest in science careers and hobbies among Upper-Schoolers, included demonstrations this year on: Crime Scene Investigation techniques involving blood spatter and fingerprinting; the science of baseball; and rocket-launching. Students rotated through the presentations, hands-on activities, and booths, following their own interests.