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  • Lower School Awards

    Congratulations to these students recognized for achieving excellence during the 2019-2020 school year!

    Continental Math League 
    Students who earned the highest scores for our school: 
    • Jacob Janik
    • Rhett Desormeaux

    The third student, receiving a medal for earning the highest score at our school, is 
    • Alison Clark

    Math Olympiad Awards
    Scoring in the top 50% of all of this year’s scores
    • Ethan McCoy
    Scoring in the top 40% of all scores
    • JuJu Badeaux
    • Jackson Blem
    • Elise Monica
    • Riggs Ryan
    • Elijah Riggs
    • Grace Schwarz
    Scoring in the top 25%
    • Avery Ryan
    • Ella Uebinger
    These students all scored in the top 20%
    • Thomas Armond
    • Thomas Breaux
    • Gabe de la Torre
    • Scout Helveston
    • Tripp Kordisch
    • Genevieve Morrow
    • Juliet Williams
    This students’ score was in the top 10%
    • Austin Drew
    Also in the top 10%, and with a score of 20/25 - the highest score in our school: 
    • Cain Meche

    Writing Awards
     
    Louisiana Writes is a state-wide contest that takes in nearly 1,000 entries each year. Teachers from around the state narrow the entries and finalists are selected by notable Louisiana scholars and writers. 
    • 3rd place in 3rd-4th grade fiction:  Sophie Wilson


    Le Grand Concours
    ESA 3rd- 5th graders compete each year in Le Grand Concours, a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. This year just over 3,000 students competed in the elementary division.  77% of ESA Lower School French students scored in the top 50% nationally.

    Six students have earned bronze medals for scoring within the 75th- 80th percentiles nationally:

    • Gabe de la Torre
    • Genevieve Morrow
    • Grace Schwarz
    • Ella O’Niell
    • Lewis White
    • Jayden Shamburger
     
    13 of our students scored within the 85th-90th percentiles, and earned silver medals:
    • Austin Drew
    • Stella Cate Furby
    • Amelie Gomez
    • Cain Meche
    • Ella Uebinger
    • Juliet Williams
    • Juliette Badeaux
    • Erin Vige
    • Lauren Conroy
    • Molly Granberry
    • Oz Arceneaux
    • Cecilia Cromwell
    • Chaney Frances Joseph
    Three students earned gold medals for scores in the top 5% nationally:
    • Thomas Armond
    • Alison Clark
    • Robert Morrow

    Academic Awards
    At the Lower School, we give two general academic awards in grades 4 and 5.
    Honor Roll is awarded to students who earned no grade for a quarter below a B- throughout the year.

    Headmaster’s List is awarded to students who earned no grade below a B- throughout the year and maintained grade point averages of 3.67 or above.

    4th Grade Honor Roll
    • Lauren Conroy
    • Audrey Vige
    • Annalise Fitzgerald
    • CeeCee Garber
    • Preston Monteleone
    • Emile Myers
    • Stella Pfister
    • Clara Pugliese
    • Lewis White
    4th Grade Headmaster’s List
    • Oz Arceneaux
    • Alison Clark
    • Molly Granberry
    • Matthew Green 
    • Jacob Janik
    • Ella O’Niell
    • Max Prellop
    • Jayden Shamburger
    • Erin Vige
    • Lily Deshotels
    • Ciara Farmer


    5th Grade Honor Roll
    • Thomas Breaux
    • Aaron Bush
    • Rhys Dillane
    • Stella Cate Furby
    • Scout Helveston
    5th  Grade Headmaster’s List
    • Thomas Armond
    • Juju Badeaux
    • Gabe de la Torre
    • Austin Drew
    • Ellie Gates
    • Caroline Huval
    • Tripp Kordisch
    • Cain Meche
    • Avery Elise Monica
    • Genevieve Morrow
    • Avery Pitre
    • Elijah Riggs
    • Avery Ryan
    • Maddox Savoy
    • Grace Schwarz
    • Cecilia Sugeng
    • Ella Uebinger
    • Juliet Williams


    The St. Barnabas Award is presented to the student who maximizes his or her experience at the Lower School and takes full advantage of all that ESA has to offer. This year’s recipient of the St. Barnabas Award is Ella Uebinger


    The Headmaster’s Award is presented each year to the student who most exemplifies academic excellence, honor, and leadership. The recipient of the Headmaster’s Award  acknowledges a student who has made notable contributions to the well-being of our community. This year, the Headmaster’s Award is presented to Juliet Williams.

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  • The Rev. Andrew Armond

    Congratulations to ESA Chaplain Dr. Andrew Armond, who was ordained as an Episcopal priest on June 20th in a ceremony in the Henton Chapel on the Cade Campus!
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  • End of Year Videos

    View our Lower School Closing, Middle School Closing, Junior Awards, and Year-End videos on our Vimeo channel. 
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  • Biography Project

    Second grade students stepped into the personas of their favorite historical figures for virtual Biography Project presentations this week. The students created videos with details of their subjects' lives and their significant contributions to society. Famous figures included Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Drew Brees, Stan Lee (above), Babe Ruth, Jane Goodall, John F. Kennedy, Kate Middleton, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Julia Child, and Steve Jobs. More photos on our Facebook page
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  • Science of Sound

    In freshman Physical Science, students completed a sound project to end the year. They designed and executed an experiment to determine an equation, which they then used to tune their instruments and create the correct notes to play a song of their choice. View a video of one student performing her song on ESA's Facebook page
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  • Honoring Essential Workers

    Thank you to everyone who created posters for ESA's effort to honor the staff members who are keeping local hospitals running. The posters were received with much appreciation!
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  • Senior Athletes

    We're celebrating our Falcon spring sports senior athletes with this video tribute. Thanks for your dedication and leadership over the years, seniors!
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  • Costume Story Time

    Ms. Erica's kindergarten class had a costume party last week. Their writing theme for the week was "Just for Today." Each student pretended to be something or someone else and wrote a story about their pretend adventure. Ms. Erica shared a Skippijon Jones story because the main character is a Siamese Cat who pretends to be a sword fighting chihuahua while going on adventures in his closet. She and the students dressed in costumes for their pretend adventures!
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  • Senior Art Show

    The doors are open for the 2020 ESA Senior Art Exhibition! Thank you to parent Kelli Kaufman, who would have hosted the show at her downtown gallery again this year. Since we can't open those doors at this time, we opened virtually instead. View artwork and stories about their processes by members of the Class of 2020 here. Thank you for supporting ESA's Visual Arts and artists!
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  • ESA Board Message

    A teacher appreciation message from the ESA Board. Thank you, Trustees!



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  • Teacher Appreciation

    Thanks to STUCO and ESA students for this wonderful appreciation message for teachers, administrators, and staff!



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  • Celebrating DNA Day

    Seventh grade life science students celebrated DNA Day on April 25th with a choice of projects, including extracting DNA from fruit, a news report video on the history of DNA discoveries, an essay on DNA research, or DNA art with origami, household materials, or beads arranged in a bracelet, like the two bracelets shown here that represent DNA of a flesh-eating microbe and a Madagascar hissing cockroach.

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  • Virtual Field Day

    The freshman class is having a virtual field day/week. They've planned challenges for each day that match the day's dress-up theme, with prizes for the winners. On Minecraft Monday, students designed their dream homes. On Tuesday, the challenge is Name that Tune. Great idea, Class of 2023!

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  • National Honor Society

    Congratulations to the ESA students welcomed into the Areté chapter of the National Honor Society this year: seniors Braxton English and Matthew Hebert, and juniors Emma Cascio, Claire Dolan, Jae Fabre, Lauren Gachassin, Kyla Greenstein, Jaya Kasturi, Madyson McBroom, Bridger McCasland, Brooks Prejean, Malaika Subramanian, and Kinsley Welch! These students have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.50 and, in the opinion of the faculty, have exhibited leadership, strength of character, and service to the community. 

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  • Earth Week

    Thanks to the Environmental Club for leading ESA's Earth Week events. Their recommendations for family-friendly celebrations included Theater Thursday with suggestions for environment and family-friendly movies, and an Earth Day bingo of things to do at home as part of an eco-friendly lifestyle, such as planting a garden!

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  • God Squad Meets

    Members of the God Squad, a middle school club, met for scripture and prayer time. Two of the students shared verses they felt were relevant to the current situation. The group talked about remaining spiritually healthy and prayed together.

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  • AP Gov and NPR

    Dr. Tassin's AP Gov class welcomed NPR host Peter Sagal (bottom left corner), who has offered to meet with K-12 classes during the pandemic. Dr. Tassin invited other teachers to join the AP students and Mr. Sagal in discussing civil rights and civil liberties. The ESA crew was mentioned on Mr. Sagal's blog in Chicago Magazine. Earlier this month the AP Gov class held a scholar exchange hosted by the National Constitution Center with U.S. District Court Judge Karoline Mehalchick, who discussed First Amendment protections with the students. 
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  • Distance Art

    Visual arts teacher Amie Rogers has been encouraging her students to maintain a daily practice of exploring. Prompts have included drawing for five minutes without picking up the pen, arranging objects by color or pattern, and taking a favorite walk and observing along the way. They have visited and evaluated virtual exhibits from museums around the world, and have used drawing, painting, journaling, photography, video, and hand-building with clay to process their stay-at-home experience. Visual Arts co-chair Elise Sonnier, '98, asked her students to keep visual journals throughout distance learning to process what's happening, imagine the what-ifs, document, reflect, unplug, and express. The journals include writing, poetry, sketches, and collaged elements in a combination of diary and art. Find more examples from their upper school students on ESA's Facebook page and Instagram.
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  • All-District Soccer

    Congratulations to the ESA Soccer players named to the Division IV District 3 All-District teams! Boys first team: Jack Guidry, Ian Allam, Adam Sabbaghian, and Christian Herpin; second team: Collin Pooler, Sawyer Gibbs, and Evan Lipari. Adam Sabbaghian was named Offensive Most Valuable Player and Coach Adam Glover was named Coach of the Year! Girls first team: Aline Malek, Tayler Guillotte, and Arden Frantzen. Second team: Maddie Breaux, Christiaan Thibodeaux, and Piper Leger. Way to go, Falcons!
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  • Exlabs at a Distance

    The ExLabs creative communications class met to discuss and review assigned films, as well as critique the evolution of their own personal scripts. For a special treat, students spent the first hour of class with Lucas Ridley, a forestry major from Sewanee who turned professional animator and filmmaker after falling in love with the medium. He has worked on films such as Disney's Aladdin, Transformers: The Last Knight, Avengers: Infinity War, Lego films, and more. Lucas entertained ExLabs students with insights as a professional in the industry, and with how his journey has been a challenging and rewarding climb to success. Check out his website to see more of his work: lucasridley.com.
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