The Board of Trustees of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is pleased to announce the appointment of Janna M. Outlaw as Head of School effective January 2, 2013. Janna Outlaw has most recently served as the Interim Head of School and is well known to the St. Andrew’s community as a long-time fifth grade teacher at the school. She possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Sociology with teaching certification in grades kindergarten through sixth. Her teaching experience consists of seventeen combined years in both public and independent schools. During her tenure at St. Andrew’s, Mrs. Outlaw has been charged with several leadership positions, most recently leading the VAIS ten year accreditation process.
Mrs. Outlaw resides in Newport News with her husband Charles, a local architect, daughter Alexis, who is in 7th grade, and son Trey, a 4th grade student at SAES.
The Case of the Vanishing Pyramid is a dinner theater featuring a four-course meal. Dramatic Action is interspersed with dining. In a similar fashion to real dinner theatre, each guest or couple is introduced as they arrive, and escorted to their seats by a member of the wait staff. The Maitre D receives each guest by asking for his or her invitation card. She rings a small bell and with a microphone announces to the group, “The Café New Trish E On is pleased to welcome Anne Smith.” She then turns them over to their waiter/waitress who escorts them to their table. The dramatized characters of the mystery dine along with the attendees of the dinner theatre. They are seated with the “regulars” and must stay in character throughout the event.
Fifth Grade is performing and learning about the importance of portion sizes, which are better explained with the new Food Plate. The FDA is transitioning away from the Food Pyramid because ChooseMyPlate.gov better illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual – a place setting. It uses a plate and glass to show what portion of your meal should contain fruits and vegetables, proteins, whole grains and dairy. The Case of the Vanishing Food Pyramid is our comedic way of teaching this important concept.