May 13, 2021

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4th Graders Promote Tourism through Annual State Fair

Last Friday, May 7th, Mrs. Nikolaus and Mrs. Patterson’s 4th Grade fourth grade classes hosted their parents in Bishop’s Hall for the 2021 State Fair, a presentation of their year’s worth of work in English Language Arts and Social Studies.  The fourth grade social studies curriculum focuses on the five regions of the United States. […]

November 20, 2020

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Vote 2020! St. James Elects Student Council Leaders on November 3rd

Over the past few weeks, members of the St. James 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes have been preparing for an election for the St. James Student Council, a group of student leaders elected by peers to represent their school. Student Council sponsors Kellye Carville, Shelby Miller, and Julia Spaht gathered all 3rd through 5th […]

July 15, 2020

Back to School

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Preparing for August 5th Reopening: We Will Be Ready!

Click the buttons below for our Head of School and COVID Task Force’s July 13th update about our COVID-19 Protocols and reopening plans.

July 7, 2020

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COVID-19 Update and Adjusted 2020-2021 Calendar

Click the buttons below for our Head of School’s June 25th letter about reopening on August 5th and our Adjusted Academic Calendar for 2020-2021.  

June 9, 2020

Beliefs

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A Message from the Head of School

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Dear Saint James Community,                                          We are deeply saddened by recent events around our nation. We grieve with you for every person who has experienced racial injustice. St. James Episcopal Day School […]

May 28, 2020

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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 […]

May 17, 2020

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Senior Spotlights Celebrate St. James Alums in the Class of 2020

Congratulations to St. James alumni graduates in the class of 2013!  We are proud of all of these college-bound seniors for their accomplishments and future plans.  Check out their Senior Spotlights below: 

April 8, 2020

Back to School

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Virtual Preschool: How Does it Work and Why is it Worth the Effort?

For parents with children in preschool, school closures bring about a unique set of challenges. Without new places to visit or new friends to interact with, young children can grow restless and irritable, and so can their parents! Many parents are also trying to work from home, so they need plans for keeping their toddlers […]

April 2, 2020

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St. James Episcopal Day School COVID-19 Response

With care in mind for our students, faculty, staff, and all our families, St. James Episcopal Day School is following the recommendations of our Diocesan Bishop and the Louisiana Governor’s Office to close our buildings until we are directed otherwise. In response to this, we have shifted our learning into our students’ homes, giving instruction […]

February 11, 2020

Beliefs

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Learning to Love Our Neighbor

I believe in God above.I believe in Jesus’ love.I believe the spirit too, comes to teach us what to do.I believe that I should beKind and loving Lord like thee.​    In PreK-3, we recite the above prayer every morning. The underlined verse is posted in our classroom with handmade crosses lovingly created and tenderly glued […]

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 […]

January 18, 2020

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5th Graders Create News Broadcast Entirely on their Own

     Step into the Green Room on a Thursday morning, and you’ll find fifth grade boys and girls hard at work preparing for Bayou St. James, our daily news broadcast. With guidance from Broadcast enrichment teacher Emma Achorn, our fifth grade students are responsible for much of the content that appears in the six […]

December 13, 2019

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Second Graders Study Westward Expansion and Life in Pioneer Days

      Right before the start of the holiday travel season, our second grade finished up a study on Westward Expansion and Pioneers. They began their journey by packing bags for a mystery trip in wagons. They soon realized the year was 1849 and most of the possessions they packed had not even been […]

November 12, 2019

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Why Does St. James Episcopal Day School End in 5th Grade?

 Schools are typically asked to speak to the reasoning behind the scope of grade levels included in their school. Parents and educators alike talk about Prek-8 or K-12 schools; sometimes they wish that we spanned more grade levels. Yet St. James Episcopal Day School is clearly an elementary school. We end our program in fifth […]

November 8, 2019

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Fifth Graders Study Native Americans through Research, Essays, and Tweets

   If you were lost in the woods, what would you need to survive? A fifth grade student would tell you to call upon an early Native American tribe, whose members were experts in using natural resources to meet their needs.    What better way to start the season of Thanksgiving than with a unit on […]

October 24, 2019

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A Wide Range de Sentimientos in Spanish Class

During the first quarter, our second and third graders learned about emotions and feelings in Spanish class, and they used their new vocabulary to recite poems or tell jokes in Spanish. To learn the different sentimientos, the students first used iPads to take photos of their classmates making faces with their assigned emotions, which they uploaded […]