April 12, 2021

Event

K-2 Students Buy & Sell at Marketplace Event

Last week, second graders from Mrs. Robbins and Mrs. McDowell’s classes walked down the hallways wearing nametags labeled “Inventory,” “Cashier,” “Sales,” and “Manager.” They set out handmade merchandise on desks and tables, propped up poster boards, and placed pricing list signs on their cash registers.  They waited in anticipation to see what customers would think […]

March 6, 2021

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St. James Parents Learn about Early Literacy

On Thursday, February 25th, parents of our PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students attended an Early Literacy coffee led by Assistant Head of School Donna Lamonte.  With appropriate COVID protocols in place, parents gathered in the Coleman Hall to learn about the school’s guided reading program for beginning readers and how to support their children learning to […]

May 28, 2020

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Students

Celebrating 5th Graders with a Digital, Drive-by Graduation

“Send us now into the world in peace; and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart.” – The Book of Common Prayer On Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at 10am, St. James held a special graduation ceremony for its fifth graders. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the […]

March 3, 2020

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Students Vote for Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Favorites

    St. James Episcopal Day School third through fifth graders have been busy reading the Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Books for 2019-2020.  The book list includes 15 outstanding books that are age appropriate for our young readers.  The students participate by reading at least three of these books.  In January students vote for a favorite […]

February 21, 2020

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America and Its People

First graders learned about America and its people in an integrated social studies unit this month, culminating in a Famous Americans Day on February 20th. The unit began with students reading several biographies about different Famous Americans, through which they learned how to take notes on their reading. They then turned their notes into an […]

January 30, 2020

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What caused the American Revolution? 4th Graders Write Newspaper Articles to Relive the Boston Tea Party

       Our fourth graders have been busy learning all about America’s history this month with their teacher, Ms. Brooke Patterson. After beginning the year studying early explorers and the impact they had on our country, students studied the early colonists and the events leading to the American Revolution. They spent time learning about the French […]

December 23, 2019

Art

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Fourth Graders Focus on Elf Esteem in Guidance

In Guidance this December, the fourth graders learned about self esteem, and three ways to improve “elf esteem”. The E represents feeling empowered. Students explored ways they could build confidence to feel prepared and empowered for upcoming tasks or events. The L represents things that the student like about themselves. Students engaged in self-reflection to […]

December 14, 2019

Art

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Kindergarteners Participate in Gingerbread Pen Pal Exchange

The kindergarten classes are really getting in the spirit of Christmas. On Friday, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Hume’s classes made ornaments and participated in a gingerbread exchange with a class in Minnesota! This gave our classes an opportunity to learn about what kindergarten was like in the northern part of the country and to share […]

December 7, 2019

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Third Graders Learn from Parent Experts through Master Chats

Third Grade has had an amazing quarter! It all began with a comment on Conference Day that parents would enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise with the class. We created an online signup dedicated solely to this, in essence a partnership between teachers and parents to work together to build a learning community for our […]

October 22, 2019

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Dressing Up the Campus

When I was young, I loved “dress-up” time. In my childhood, students in my classes loved to dress up as astronauts, cowboys, ballerinas, bakers, and heroes. The possibilities seemed endless, but what this playtime did was to help us to imagine ourselves as someone else, to see ourselves as capable of doing things other than […]

September 6, 2019

Event

St. James Family Tailgate

The Dads Club is excited to host the St. James Family Tailgate on Saturday October 5th for the LSU vs. Utah State game! We hope you and your family will be able to join us. There will be great food and fun for all!A few important details: Tailgate begins 4 hours before kickoff (game time […]

September 5, 2019

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Pre- Kindergarten Mascot Celebration

Last week, St. James’ Pre-Kindergarten students shared their school spirit and their classrooms as they celebrated their mascots – Clifford the Big Red Dog, Pete the Cat, and the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Children and their parents began in their own classrooms and rotated until they created a caterpillar painting with Ms. Daigre, played Pin the […]