The Alumnae Association believes that every alumna has something to contribute. It provides opportunities for alumnae to connect with each other and to St. Margaret's, and it supports its members by encouraging participation, sharing resources, celebrating traditions, and building pride.
The best way to connect with St. Margaret's is to attend an event.
Contributing to the Annual Fund allows St. Margaret's to continue to be a leader among girls' schools, enhancing the educational experience you once enjoyed enjoyed.
The Alumnae Association is made up of over 2,000 alumnae and led by a team of officers who hold two-year terms.
Volunteer, visit campus, and connect with us on social media.
Alongside the Alumnae Board, the Development Team administers the day-to-day operations of alumnae relations.
Shop on our online store for your own Scottie Pride gear, or perhaps something for the holidays.
The Thistle, our annual magazine for alumnae, students, parents, and friends, is always a good read. Click on the electronic versions below for interesting articles about the entire SMS community. Contact the Office of Development if you would like to subscribe to this free publication.
Feature article: Lots to Celebrate in Athletics (pg 8-11)
Alumnae highlights: Cynthia Walker '00 (pg 15), Reunion (pg 20-21), Biddie Walker Shelor '61 (pg 22), Class of 1971 (pg 23), Class Notes (pg 25-55), Margaret Delk Moore '69 (pg 31), Alison Wasserman '01 (pg 35), Allison Ryan '06 (pg 37), Transitions (pg 40)
Feature article: Scotties in Service (pg 8-11)
Alumnae highlights: Cameron Sgroi Tuebner '00 (pg 15), Reunion (pg 20-21), Brooke Trible Weinmann '75 (pg 22), Sissy Crowther '75 (pg 23), Class Notes (pg 25-55), Kate Taylor '83 (pg 41), Elizabeth Crowther Angle '97 (pg 55), Transitions (pg 56)
St. Margaret's named alumna, Patricia Brincefield '71, as its Director of Communication and Marketing. In this role, she will be responsible for raising visibility and awareness for the school and its mission through creative messaging, consistent brand marketing, advertising, public relations and community outreach. Brincefield will work closely with school leadership to grow enrollment and strengthen ties to diverse communities. She will also serve as webmaster and media contact.
"We are quite fortunate to have found Patricia," explains Head of School, Cathy Sgroi P'00. "Her professional experience as a marketing strategist, writer and producer along with her many industry connections will help take us to the next level. Plus, she has a very personal relationship with St. Margaret's as an alumna and understands first-hand the transformative power our School can have on young women."
Tappahannock Art Gallery will soon showcase mosaics by St. Margaret's students under the tutelage of instructors and artists-in-residence, Konst and Konstantina Konstantinov, popularly known as the KonKons. The exhibit's opening reception will take place on the corner of Prince Street and Water Lane on Saturday, March 4, at 2pm. Featured student-artists are R. Allen, J. Avery, As. Ceballos, V. Giramata, C. Payne, A. Ruffa, and Z. Truxon.
In this trimester's mosaics class, students have explored the core principles of this very ancient aesthetic expression. From conception of the idea to completion of their masterpieces, the student-artists have learned a great deal about the technique and individual steps involved in mosaic-making. The emphasis was placed on the use of unusual materials, all intertwined into the development of the class' collaborative main project "Ring of Spirit". Students experimented with the effects of dimension by varying the physical depth, color, and texture of many different mosaic materials, while also developing personal direction and confidence in mosaics.
Each year, a $5,000 scholarship is awarded to two day students applying to St. Margaret's School. In order to be eligible, students must plan to enroll in the eighth, ninth, or tenth grade and must live in the Rappahannock River Basin.
Daingerfield Scholars are expected to have an exceptional academic record, strong test scores on either the SSAT or ISEE entrance exam, a commitment to integrity and honor, and the potential to contribute to school life beyond academics. In order to retain the scholarship, the student must remain in good standing academically and within the SMS community.
The Wheat Learning Center at St. Margaret's School is partnering with The Hunt Course, a successful SAT preparation program, to extend services to teens in the local community. The course includes five three-hour sessions of quality instruction on test taking strategies. Available for a limited time only, the course has a maximum of 20 students. A test prep book is provided.
Course dates are as follows: March 5, March 18, March 19, April 1, and April 2. Sessions are from 2:30–5:30pm. Registration ends February 24; an early bird discount is available through January 27.
Feature article: The River: St. Margaret's Front Door Once Again (pg 6-9)
Alumnae highlights: Polly Rice '35 (pg 10-11), Kristina Bethea '02 (pg 12), Reunion (pg 18-19), Carrie Baldwin '81 (pg 20), Masha Skuratovskaya '94 (pg 20), Class Notes (pg 22-51), Merrie Nash Boone '62 (pg 26), Lee Boudreaux '86 (pg 42), Transitions (pg 52)