Sixth Grade Space Museum
From the ancient past to the future of space exploration, Episcopal sixth graders showcased what they’ve recently learned. The scene in the QUEST Center’s Great Hall was reminiscent of a traditional science fair as students displayed models of the solar system, balloon rockets and Mars Rovers built with Legos. There were also videos created using the center’s green screen and podcasts recorded by students. Middle Schooler Lily Bruser even found an artistic way to simulate what people see during a solar eclipse.
As Lower School students toured the display, they enjoyed the opportunity to speak with the older students, and the experience was especially meaningful for second graders who just completed their own space exploration project-based unit.
Exploring the Past
Not far from the asteroids and dwarf planets, another group of sixth graders displayed monuments they constructed after a study of ancient Greece and Rome. History teacher Virginia Day ’08 says the goal of the project-based lesson was to develop research and presentation skills. The art project using recycled materials was an added component to make the lesson fun. Students discovered creative ways to construct the structures with one group even using spray-painted pencil shavings as grass for the Aqueduct of Segovia display.
The Middle School space museum/monument display was a great way to wrap up a school year of exploration and discovery. Way to go, sixth grade!
After missing last year’s Field Day due to quarantine, Middle School students were especially excited to participate this year. The Peer Leaders and Student Council representatives helped Middle School Counselor Alicia Kelly plan an afternoon of excitement. Kelly says “Field Day is important so that our students can build community. It gives them a chance to bond, connect, and have fun at the end of a stressful school year.”
After lunch on Thursday, April 22, students travelled in a group with half of their grade level to six different stations, each set up and run by faculty members and volunteers. Traditional field day games like kickball and warball were led by the PE coaches in the spirit of friendly competition. Fine arts teachers held a talent show in the black box, where students demonstrated skills like singing, dancing, and even yodeling. Sixth grade student Tiffany Foxworth-Haley won first place in her group by showing off her beautiful artwork.
Field day also gave the Middle School students a chance to support a worthwhile cause called the Ekam USA Foundation. One of the foundation’s projects is “Kids Feeding Kids,” which helps expecting mothers in India raise backyard vegetable gardens to support their families. Students purchased snacks, drinks, and popsicles, with all proceeds going to this foundation, and raised $530 in a single afternoon!
This year’s Field Day also included some new stations and surprises. In the “Teacher Challenge” station, students were tasked with two competitions involving their teacher group leader. The first challenge was a race to see which team could mummify their teacher first using two rolls of toilet paper. Moving quickly, but not so quickly that the toilet paper broke, students wrapped their teachers from head to toe. The second “Teacher Challenge” left the Middle School faculty covered in orange dust. Teachers donned shower caps, which were carefully topped with shaving cream. Students then gleefully threw cheese balls at their teachers, trying to get them to stick in the shaving cream.
The biggest surprise, however, was what awaited students on the back playground. Greeting the students as they walked up was a 24 foot inflatable slide, a giant human foosball table, and an inflatable archery set. The Parents’ Guild graciously donated the funds to rent the equipment for this station, which all the students enjoyed.
Field Day is a way for students to have fun together, build friendships, and enjoy the beautiful spring weather as they anticipate the end of another school year. Thank you to Mrs. Kelly, the Middle School faculty and staff, the Parents’ Guild, and the volunteers for making this year’s Field Day experience so successful.
Kristina St. George
Kristina St. George teaches eighth grade World Geography. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in education from Northwestern State University. She began her teaching career in East Baton Rouge Parish schools in 2007. After living abroad in Saudi Arabia for three years, she joined the Episcopal faculty in 2017. She loves to travel and has visited over 30 countries throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. Mrs. St. George is excited to share her international experiences and hopes to encourage global perspectives in her students.
One in four Louisiana middle schoolers is vaping. By the time those students reach high school, that number is one in three. Ochsner Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist Travis Costanza recently shared these statistics with sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Costanza regularly speaks with students about the dangers of vaping, and his recent visit to Episcopal provided students the opportunity to learn more about common myths surrounding the practice.
1. Vaping is a safer alternative to cigarette smoking. - False
Costanza says while some people think of vaping as a safer smoking option or even a way to begin kicking the habit, vaping is not safer. In fact, he advises patients in the cessation program not to transition to vaping devices as a way to stop smoking. He points out that the ingredients in vaping liquids are harmful. “There’s a ton of unknown juices,” he says. “It’s like a science experiment in your hand.” In addition, Costanza advised students that while many people think that vaping liquid does not contain nicotine, there are high levels of the chemical present. “If you vape, you’re putting nicotine in your body,” he says. He says vaping allows for a deeper intake of nicotine because the chemicals are so much smoother on the throat and lungs.
2. Vaping is targeted at adults. - False
Costanza told students that teenagers have always been the target population for cigarette manufacturers, and the same is true for vaping companies. He says the companies, which are frequently owned by cigarette makers, use fonts, colors and flavors similar to popular candy, making the products eye-catching and giving the appearance that they are safe. Costanza says the developing brains of adolescents make them susceptible to experimenting with substances and becoming addicted, and once that happens it can be difficult for them to stop.
3. Girls are more likely to vape than boys. - True
Costanza asked the audience which gender vapes more, and many students speculated that boys are more likely to vape. However, Costanza says it is actually the girls. He pointed out that vaping devices are more discreet than traditional cigarettes making them easier to conceal. This ability to be discreet may lead some teens to try vaping.
Several students asked why vaping devices are allowed if they are known to be dangerous. “You have a chance to say no,” Costanza replied. He advised students that it is up to them to educate themselves and say no to harmful substances.
To learn more about vaping, check out the links below.
Each spring, sixth grade students learn about the water cycle and the global challenges that exist for many trying to access clean water. Students read “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park which follows the story of Nya and Salva as they deal with these challenges and more. Science teacher Stacy Hill says the story makes an impression on Episcopal students with many of them asking insightful questions like “Why can’t we just send them water?”.
To incorporate a hands-on science experience within the lesson, Hill traditionally tasks students with developing a water filtration system. However, with current pandemic protocols impacting science lab practices, the lesson had to be adjusted. Hill turned to technology and the expanded space available in the QUEST Center in Foster Hall.
The assignment: Program a Sphero robot to carry 50 milliliters of water to a "pond" and back
Before students began delivering water, they learned more about programming the little bots. Hill says for the most part the tech-savvy sixth graders had no problem directing the robot to successfully perform the commands. Once the programming capabilities were established, students spent several class periods designing a device to move the water. Each team received the same materials to bring their idea to life. What resulted was a collection of robots with widely differing features.
On water delivery day, Hill taped multiple obstacle courses on the Great Hall floor and used a tarp to create the pond. Through trial and error, students made adjustments until the robots made it to the goal without dropping the precious cargo. Along the way, students cheered on their robots with many students naming their creations. As robots Josh and Billy Bob zipped across the course, the young programmers were focused and engaged, proving that the new twist was a great addition.
Communication in History: The Key to Understanding
Episcopal students had tremendous success at the National History Day Baton Rouge Regional Competition. This year’s theme was “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.” Congratulations to the following students.
Senior Group Exhibit
1st place – Communication in Social Media by Mary Ann Crawford and Haley Wright
2nd place – Black Lives Matter: Protesting in Sports by Cameron Butler, Grant Gueho, JaMarcus Parker and Parker Rozas
3rd place – The Invention of the Telephone by Avery Barylak, Logan Burge and Claire Kiesel
4th place – Impact of the iPhone by Nic Chrest, Wade Roberie and Benton Searles
Senior Group Documentary
2nd place – The Communication of Beauty through History by Francie Oliver, Lucy Pellegrin and Caroline Wilcox
3rd place – Spies, Codes, and Sabotage by Marigny Albery, Alexandria Streuli and Millie Veillon
Senior Group Performance
1st place – History of Dance by Jane Crawford and Anna Katherine Harrell
Senior Individual Exhibit
2nd place – Propaganda During World War II by Brandon Franks
3rd place – How Communicating with Spirits have Changed throughout the Years by Donald Newton
4th place – How Computer Coding Changed History by Caden Gardner
1st place – Finding Light in Gaza by Mira Badawi
2nd place – Failure of Communication: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Analise Hyde
Former History Day Participant Works Toward Social Studies Distinction
Junior Isabella Ruiz who participated in the History Day competition last year was recently an eighth grade guest teacher. Isabella shared what she learned about the Cuban revolution and refugee crisis. The topic is a part of Ruiz’s family story as her grandmother immigrated from Cuba years ago. Ruiz shared the History Day documentary she created to tell that story with the Middle School students. Ruiz’s teaching experience is part of her effort to earn a social studies distinction.
Mu Alpha Theta State Convention Results 2021
On March 27th, 34 students (including four Middle School students) attended the 2021 Mu Alpha Theta State Convention. This hybrid tournament included a virtual “speed round” where Episcopal students competed against students from across the state and an in-person round hosted by Catholic High School. Episcopal placed 3rd in the state, behind only Catholic High School and Brother Martin of New Orleans, both 5A schools! Individual and Team Results are as follows.
Youth Legislature Success
Youth Legislature produces future leaders! Eighth graders Ryder Bond and Scarlett Spender were elected to leadership positions by their peers. Ryder was elected Governor and Scarlett was voted as President of the Senate.
Episcopal math teachers offer an array of math learning opportunities beginning with the foundations of math in Lower School and progressing through AP math courses in Upper School. Many students also pursue their passion for math beyond the classroom with tremendous success. Here are a few recent examples.
Middle School students Nate McLean and Luke Stelly recently qualified for the MATHCOUNTS state competition based on their individual scores on the chapter invitational. MATHCOUNTS coach and Middle School math teacher James Moroney says the top five students from each chapter invitational and the top 10 overall individual scorers from the state qualified. The competition is set for March 25th.
“I am happy that I qualified for the state competition because I worked hard, and it paid off,” says Nate. “I am excited to test my skills against the top math students in the state.” Nate, who also participates in cross country, soccer, track and geography club, says he enjoys math “because I like to solve problems and find patterns.”
Luke is also excited to advance to the next round. He says he has always been interested in math, and he enjoys participating in MATHCOUNTS. “I find it easy,” he says. “It’s a good brain teaser.” Luke also plays soccer and football. He says a MATHCOUNTS competition is “not as tense as the sports and everyone’s more chill.” Luke, who previously won several trophies with the Middle School Mu Alpha Theta group, says he plans to compete with the Upper School group next year. In the meantime, he recommends MATHCOUNTS to his classmates. “If you like math, it’s fun,” he says.
The MATHCOUNTS mission states that “MATHCOUNTS provides engaging math programs to U.S. middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving.” The organization accomplishes this mission by offering a national competition series. Students compete on the local, regional and state level for the opportunity to move on to the national round where the ultimate prize is a $20,000 scholarship. The competition includes sprint, target, team and countdown rounds which measure a student’s speed, accuracy, problem-solving and math reasoning skills.
AIME Qualifier X 3
Young Math Enthusiast Co-Authors Paper
A Shared Love of Math
“It’s exciting to see that there are kids getting excited about math,” says Math Department Chair Stephen Anderson ’02. He points to the persistence and determination that all students develop when tackling a challenging math problem. In Middle School, Moroney enjoys seeing his students continue math success as they advance to Upper School and eventually college. He appreciates how students approach each challenge. “They come up with different ways to do this and explore that,” he says. “They’re making connections and discovering really cool ways to solve problems.”
There is also a sense of belonging and community that is created when students work together or participate in math groups with their peers. Like a sport or an artistic talent, a shared love of math helps students make friends with classmates outside of their normal group and even outside of their school. It is the common denominator that brings them all together.
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Episcopal Knights Help Save the World at Model United Nations
Episcopal students helped lead the global response to an alien invasion at a virtual Model United Nations conference the weekend of February 26-28, 2021. In addition to responding to a surprise crisis involving the arrival of alien spacecraft in Antarctica, students debated and passed resolutions addressing global issues including fair trade, election security, health care, housing and clean water.
Juniors Lucy Pellegrin and Molly King were recognized for outstanding resolution, for a resolution on election security. Junior Davis Eglin and senior Preston Kyle successfully passed a resolution related to global supply chains through the Economic and Social Council, while junior Alex Engstrom and senior Nick Delahaye cosponsored a resolution that passed the United Nations Security Council. All students were prepared with resolutions that were debated virtually, and the Episcopal Knights were lively and impassioned advocates for the countries they represented.
This year’s delegation included seniors Abhay Basireddy, Nick Delahaye, Preston Kyle, and Robert Xing; juniors Davis Eglin, Alex Engstrom, Molly King, Ria Mehrotra, Lucy Pellegrin, and Caroline Wilcox; sophomores Katherine Fivgas and Sophia Horridge; and first years Kathy Hu and Ayush Patel. Students met on campus at Penniman Hall for the online conference, which was chaperoned by Dr. Kuhn and Dr. Way.
Mock Trial Competes at Regional
On Friday, February 23, Episcopal fielded three Mock Trial teams at the Region Three Regional Mock Trial competition, hosted by the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation and held on Zoom. The Denim team advanced to the semi-final round and faced tough competition from the team from Zachary High School who advanced to the state contest. The case problem, Barry Jackson, on Behalf of Minor Child, Charley Jackson vs. Grande City Zoo, was a civil case involving a personal injury at a tiger exhibit. The teams were coached by attorneys Chip Marionneaux and Joseph Scott. Congratulations on a great showing!
Junior Classical League Convention Results
The purpose of Junior Classical League is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.
Episcopal students Arya Patel (President of EHS JCL), Robert Xing (VP), and Ayush Patel participated as delegates and competitors in the Louisiana State Junior Classical League Convention over the weekend of March 5-7. Convention this year was virtual. Many of the competitions were adapted to accommodate physical distancing. Delegates from across the state took part in virtual meetings, held elections for next year's board of officers, heard colloquia talks from an LSU classicist and an astrophysicist, got to know each other during fun activities like a scavenger hunt and a trivia mixer, tested their wits against each other in Certamen, tested their bodies in Olympika, tested their minds in academic tests, displayed their artistic creations in graphic arts and their performance abilities in creative arts.
In overall school performance, Episcopal ranked third among participating schools.
Individual competition results: (Title of Contest, Level of Contest, Rank)
In Academic Sweeps, (overall individual academic performance), Arya Patel ranked fourth among all participating students.
In Olympika Sweeps (overall individual athletic performance), Ayush Patel ranked third among all participating students.
In Overall Individual Sweepstakes (across all individual competitions), Ayush Patel ranked eighth among all participating students, and Arya Patel ranked fourth.
Team Competition results: (Title of Contest, Rank)
GA1-Spirit 2 -- a cheering competition; students had to film themselves performing a series of cheers to earn points for the school
Roll Call 3 -- a video to introduce the school to the other delegations; students film themselves conveying the information, and often perform a skit at the same time to liven up the presentation
Upper Certamen 1 -- team captain Robert Xing, Arya Patel, Ayush Patel (quiz bowl for classics)
Science Fair Honors
Young Pianists Earn Gold
Eight Episcopal students participated in the Baton Rouge Piano Solo Festival Event, and all eight received the superior rating certificate. This rating is the highest that can be achieved at the festival. The following students received their first gold cup. A gold cup is rewarded to students who receive the superior rating certificate for three years.
Diya Kankar (6th)
Alexander Williams (6th)
David Gboloo (5th)
Aryav Mehta (4th)
Greyson Sevier (4th)
Emma Soignier (4th)
Bryton Butler obtained his first gold cup in 2020.
Julia Whitney obtained her first gold cup in 2019.
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The Olympics are officially underway! The Middle School COVID Olympics, that is. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students began competing in a variety of fun activities last week with the final round slated for the week after Easter. “We wanted to do the COVID Olympics this spring to balance out some of the (necessary) seriousness from the fall,” says Middle School Division Head Mark Engstrom. “With so many unknowns and fears around the pandemic somewhat now understood, we thought we could craft enough socially distanced activities to have a great time.”
Those activities include events with catchy titles like Soapy Marbles, Pass the Orange and Ping Pong Bounce. Once a week during morning community time and afternoon flex each homeroom tackles a challenge with the hopes of making it to the grade level finals. The classrooms are abuzz with the sounds of students attempting to pick up soap-covered marbles with chopsticks or trying to identify their favorite Middle School teachers based solely on childhood photos. “It’s been great to see Middle School students running around, competing, and encouraging each other in the spirit of their COVID Olympics team,” says Engstrom.
The Extras are an Important Aspect of Student Life
This is not the first time Engstrom and the Middle School team have gone the extra mile to boost the enthusiasm among Middle School students this year. This fall, students competed in the Wellness Wednesday Fall Fest Finals. Students participated in physical and mental challenges with the victors earning a sweet treat to celebrate their success. There was also considerable excitement when faculty found a safe way to re-introduce Peer Leaders, Student Council, Geography Bee, MATHCOUNTS and Student Vestry.
Middle School Counselor Alicia Kelly says activities such as the COVID Olympics and the Wellness Wednesday competitions are important because they encourage “team building, engagement, fun and connection” among students. All of this is critical to a Middle School student’s emotional health and well-being and provides students with a sense of connection to their school and each other.
Similar to last school year, this school year has certainly been unusual. Throughout it all, students have adjusted well to the health and safety protocols, and faculty have found creative and inspiring ways to make life on campus a meaningful experience. Events like the COVID Olympics take considerable time to plan and numerous spreadsheets to track team results and points. However, seeing the smiles on the students’ faces makes the effort worth it.
We wish the Middle School Olympians luck in the competition! Check out the latest team rankings below.
As of March 5th, here are the current standings in the Middle School COVID Olympics.
Team Name Competition
Snyder’s Silly Sanitizers
Weaver’s Wuhan Fever Relievers
2020 brought many challenging events our way: multiple hurricanes, social and political unrest, and the COVID-19 pandemic, which is continuing into 2021. In the midst of stressful and uncertain times, how do we care for our family’s well-being? How do we know if our children and teens are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges? It is common for adolescents to become more peer centered and, therefore, less open with adults. While some level of stress or sadness can be normal, particularly in these trying times, anxiety and depression are more severe and indicate a larger struggle. Here are some indicators to watch for:
Families play a significant role in the mental well-being of their children. Consider these ways to be proactive and minimize the risk of further anxiety during the pandemic.
Be proactive- talk about mental health. Preteens and teens are curious and emotional. Ask them “have you or any of your friends felt increasingly worried, or sad lately?” Let them know they can always seek support. They have online information at their fingertips and easily may read about or look up details on depression, suicide, anxiety or other issues. While some of this information can be helpful, some information found independently online may be harmful.
Limit television and news exposure to challenging events. While you want to keep your family educated on the pandemic and current events, be aware that overexposure can lead to anxiety in all ages.
Stick to a routine. Children of all ages benefit from knowing what to expect. Keeping a structure for after school activities, mealtimes, and homework time give them a sense of normalcy in our changing world.
Express gratitude. Consider adding routine discussions of what you are grateful for with your family. Savor the small things- a pretty day, nature, friendships. Gratitude has been proven to ward off depression.
Stay engaged in extracurricular activities connected to school and the community. Athletic involvement and activity keeps us physically and mentally healthy. The arts are a wonderful way to express yourself creatively. Engaged children are happy children.
Allow children to express anger, anxiety or sadness. Sometimes we can shy away from difficult conversations. Expressing emotions by talking often allows people to move forward in a healthy way. Keeping things bottled can be damaging.
Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness focuses on being present, in the moment, with no judgement or worries for the past or future, which can be helpful in the midst of so much uncertainty. There are many mindfulness and meditation apps available that your child could use independently.
Fortunately, the stigma surrounding mental health is decreasing. Any quick google search, news show, or television series can be found referencing mental health struggles and healthy ways to take care of ourselves. Our children need us to acknowledge their emotions, show empathy, and model taking care of our own mental health. As always, if you have concerns for your child’s mental health, please connect with your child’s school counselor as a resource for support.
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Alicia Kelly has served as a School Counselor at Episcopal since 2001. As the Middle School Counselor, she has a passion for helping preadolescents reach their potential, academically, emotionally, and spiritually. Alicia holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s degree in health sciences- rehabilitation counseling, and is a Certified School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor.
What do desk wiping, a reduction in Fitbit steps and the eye of Joe Burrow say about this year in Middle School? While teaching Middle School is always an adventure, in a pandemic year things are certainly a little more unconventional. Despite the challenges facing faculty, they rise to the occasion daily with grace and calm, and students and families appreciate them for it. So, what is it really like being a teacher in 2020/2021?
“I’m grateful to be here,” says eighth grade teacher Kristina St. George. “Even with all of the things that are hard, it’s much easier to be here.” Walk into St. George’s classroom and initially everything looks normal. The desks are all in rows facing the front in anticipation of another school day. Look closer and you see a bottle of sanitizer, paper towels and taped lines on the carpet outlining the teacher’s workspace. With a reluctant smile, St. George shares that this is the first time the desks in her room have actually been in straight rows because she typically likes to cluster desks into group workspaces. Adjusting the space is just one of the changes St. George and her students have had to make.
This year, teachers spray student desks with sanitizer between each class meeting, which is roughly three or four times a day. That commitment to stopping the spread can be time consuming, but teachers have embraced it as a new part of their school day. Teachers are also working within a designated “teacher zone” in their classroom rather than circulating among students. For teachers like St. George, who traditionally spend a class period walking among desks and discussing the day’s topic, this is a definite detour from their normal operations.
In speaking with teachers, you soon discover that in addition to gratitude for the opportunity to be on campus there is also a common longing for a normal school year. Teachers miss easy interactions with students and lively group discussions and projects. Eighth grade teacher Becky Milligan says group projects have been a challenge. St. George points out that students can no longer share materials or move around, making it difficult to effectively do group work. However, in true Knight fashion, Episcopal teachers are finding ways to continue providing engaging learning experiences for students.
“This has challenged us to think more creatively,” says St. George. In geography, St. George has used the new QUEST Center in Foster Hall to take students to the Amazon rainforest. Students filmed themselves discussing what they’ve learned about this jungle landscape in the center’s Digital Media Lab. To address a common concern with daily face covering requirements, Milligan created the “Masked Emotions” lesson. “It’s hard to read facial expressions,” she says. Earlier this year, as students were learning classroom technology and getting to know each other, Milligan asked them to take snapshots of themselves wearing a mask. Students were asked to express different emotions while wearing the face covering and then share them with others. Such a simple assignment reveals true creativity and the genuine desire teachers have to get to know their students.
Another way in which teachers are getting to know their students is through fun, non-academic activities. St. George and her team of Student Council members have worked hard this year to create excitement for the Middle School student body. St. George says the goal is “to make school a little more fun and still COVID safe.” One such activity was “Name that Celebrity.” Student Council members provided a cropped celebrity image to Middle School Division Head Mark Engstrom to include in the weekly announcements. Students were then asked to identify a celebrity based solely on the image. When a familiar eye and eyebrow appeared many LSU fans readily recognized former QB Joe Burrow. The eye of the tiger wasn’t the only fun activity. Engstrom also challenged students to a “Name that Logo” contest. In addition, Student Council members filmed themselves quizzing their teachers on how much the teachers know about popular social media contributors. These little activities can have a big impact for students. “They get into this kind of stuff,” says St. George. She says it breaks up the day a little bit, and students seem to truly enjoy it.
Teachers and students are doing a tremendous job of finding joy in school life. “I think I’ve grown,” says St. George. “I like a clear plan of action. I’ve learned, ok, well maybe my plan isn’t going to work out because of unforeseen circumstances due to the pandemic.” While the days can be mentally exhausting and first-day-of-school-tiring every day, St. George and her counterparts are thankful to be at Episcopal. “The school has done a really good job of keeping teachers safe,” she says. She points to the efforts to move larger classes into larger spaces to ensure adequate social distancing. She says teachers also appreciate that the administrative team has set up breaks for teachers throughout the day. St. George says teachers are also supporting each other along the way. “We’re finding humor in everyday life,” she says. “We’re finding something that was good each day.”
One day soon, Middle School will return to the more traditional Middle School struggles of preparing for a big test, trying out for the lead part in a play and deciding who to ask to the first dance. Until then, teachers are providing a lesson from which we can all learn – perseverance, determination, love for what you do and who you serve and the ability to find the positive.
We are thankful for our Episcopal teachers. Please join us in sharing your appreciation in the comments section below.
Prayer for Teachers
O Lord, who came into the world to bear witness to the truth and who said that the good and faithful teacher should be greatly accounted of in your kingdom: Send, we pray, your blessing upon all who are engaged in the work of education. Give them clearness of vision and freshness of thought, and enable them to train the hearts and minds of the children so that they may fill their appointed places in the work of this life, and be ready for service in the life to come. Amen.
From Church Publishing’s, School Chapel: Services and Prayers