From the Eagle's Nest
Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School Newsletter
We are Proud to Present the EDS Class of 2016
Ethan Dwight Bottoms, Cade Stoner Bruney+, Chloe Louise Camel*, Andrew Philip Castleberry, Samoan Nicole Combre, William Reynolds Condos*, Abram Joseph Conner,
Cameron Scott Currie, Matthew Evans Fontenot, Helene Sophia Gabrielle Girard*, Brennan Ryan Gover, Rachel Claire Guilbeau*, Hannah Elizabeth Hancock, Christi Kruger*, Jordan Thomas Lundy, Evan Joseph Marque*, Emily Elizabeth Martin+, McKenzie Victoria Mathews, Philip Todd Melton*, Dyllan Noah Mendelson, Ja’Niyah Sontrice Mitchell, Elizabeth Caroline Newton*, Emma Louise Ogea, Lucile Lebby Jenkins Rumsey, Hannah Stone Shimer+, and Madelyn Grace Tadlock+
*The President’s Award for Educational Excellence
+The President’s Award for Educational Achievement
Kindergarten Invention Convention
Our kindergarten students study an artist, a composer, and an inventor each month. They learn that inventors had a problem and found a solution.
At the end of their study, they create an invention and present the invention to their classmates and friends. They are very proud to receive their "Patents Pending" certificates!
Graeme created a time machine disguised as a volcano that takes you back in time to see dinosaurs!
Matilda's dolphin translator and echo locator was a crowd favorite.
Ashton's Lunch-O-Matic Maker made every parent wish they had one!
Faculty Spotlight - Mrs. Lesli Caples Ericson
Third grade teacher at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School for twelve years
Degrees: B.S. Finance, Magna Cum Laude MSU; M.Ed. Elementary Education, MSU
Married: Doug Ericson
Parent and step-parent to four beautiful children: Courtney, Bailey (EDS Class of 2011); Dayton and Arean
TEACHER AND COACH
Lesli teaches third grade reading and mathematics and loves to incorporate fun and exciting activities and events into lessons. Third grade students put on several plays as part of reading and reader’s theater lessons. Third graders have the opportunity to visit the planet Mars each year via a simulated trip through the Houston Museum of Natural Science in an interdisciplinary math and science experience. Her enthusiasm for teaching and learning and fun educational activities is always evident to those who visit her classroom!
With a finance background, Lesli really loves mathematics, and loves hands-on and real-life applications in the mathematics classroom. Several years ago, Lesli began a math team for participation in Barbe High School’s Mighty Mu Math Tournament. The buzz is that Lesli and EDS have “the team to beat,” and she has had the first place team for several years running now. She reports that this is one of her very favorite parts of her job!
One of the things that first attracted Lesli to our school was our outreach programs. Lesli began a KNITTING FOR LOVE project several years ago whereby she (with help from the fourth grade teachers) teaches all third and fourth graders how to knit hats for chemotherapy patients at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center. The students knit the hats themselves and then visit the cancer center and hand-deliver the hats (and cheer) to cancer patients. Last year, the students also sent hats to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
SCHOLAR AND LIFE-LONG LEARNER
Lesli was selected for participation in the U.S. Department of Education Math and Science Partnership Progam/ Grant (and three-week long intensive studies) in June 2012, June 2013, and June 2014. She incorporates, hands-on learning and research-based activities from the program.
Lesli is an educator committed to professional development and participates in various state and national conferences for elementary education teachers including conferences for National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Teaching and Technology Institute (TNT), and Marilyn Burns’ About Teaching Mathematics Institute. Like our Portrait of a Graduate, she truly is a lifelong learner.
I love teaching my third graders at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School! I get excited about fun learning activities and events and want nothing more than to see my students succeed! THEY are the reason that I get up, get dressed, and continue to show up here each day! I never planned on being a teacher (for long), but changed careers and earned my master’s degree and certification to teach elementary school in order to teach where my daughter went to school. Bailey went on to graduate from EDS and then from St. Louis Catholic High School, and I am still here! I love my students and the families of Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School! I love teaching and learning and I LOVE THIRD GRADERS!
Mighty Mu Math Tournament
Last minute coaching before the team heads in to the math tournament.
Imagination brought to life!
Knitting For Love
Patients are brought to tears when they receive these priceless gifts from our students.
EDS Carnival Was A Hit!
EDS Eagle's Sports News
The Bishop Noland Track Team had another exciting year. The team ran in the ICCS Panther Relays. Jules Hardy ran 3rd in the 50 yard dash and several other boys placed in events. Emma Ogea placed 1st with a new meet record in the 50 yard dash. She also placed 2nd in several other events earning the top all around athlete of the meet. Christi Kruger placed 2nd in the discus, and several other girls placed in a variety of events.
The team also competed in the CCAL Track Meet. Emma Ogea placed 1st in javelin, 50 yard dash, and 200 meters. Several other 5th - 8th graders placed throughout the events. We are proud of the commitment of our athletes and coaches.
Fifth Grade Attends Seaworld Camp
Peter Pan, Jr.
Mark Your Calendars
- EDS L'Auberge Night - 6/26/2016
- Meet Your Teacher - 8/12/16 at 9am
- Blessing of the Backpacks - 8/12/16 at 10am in the gym
- First Day of School - 8/15/16
- Curriculum Night - 8/24/16
- Episcopal Schools Week - 10/2/16-10/7/16