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March 26, 2017

 
 
 
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Simply Awesome
One of the Major Recommendations resulting from our recent NEASC accreditation visit was to "find ways to simplify around key themes….make a conceptual move away from the narrative of complexity." To be honest, I have had a hard time getting my head around this recommendation because the Academy is a complex place. However, a stretch of five days over the past week has given me some insight as to how we can address this recommendation.

 

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Lawson Wins Regional Nordic Championships

Senior Alex Lawson was the girls' co-champion at the three-day Eastern High School Nordic Championships.

 

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National Merit Finalists

Seniors Harper (Hoke) Wallace and Benjamin Lahey were selected as Finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

 

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2016-2017 School Calendar
  

Monday, March 20-Wednesday, March 29

Kaijo Exchange

 

Wednesday, March 29, 3:30 p.m.

Library Fireside
Fireside Literary Series Presents Sean Prentiss

 

Thursday, April 6, starting at 4:00 p.m.
Day Parents' Night
Use this LINK to schedule individual conferences.

 

Thursday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.

Fuller Hall

Annual Fashion Show

 

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.

Fireside at Mayo Center

Colwell Speaker Max Waltman 


 
 
 

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Missed a game? Check out the Past Games.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The girls' basketball team gave it their all in the Division I Championship game at Patrick Gymnasium at UVM. 

 
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The crowd was huge...

 
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And behind them all the way.

 
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They came up just short, but will be looking for revenge next year. More photos are here.

 
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New National Honor Society members stood in line waiting for the ceremony to begin last Sunday afternoon.

 
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It was the largest new group of inductees in the Academy's history.

 
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It was a nice, traditional ceremony, as always. More photos are here.

 
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Students from the Kaijo Guaken school in Tokyo arrived for our annual exchange. They were honored in a Chapel welcome ceremony.

 
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Taylor Coppenrath helped host a basketball clinic for the Kaijo students.

 
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They held a Japanese culture festival in the Mayo Center on Friday afternoon.

 
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Colwell Center Chair Glenn Ehrean (who organizes all of our international trips and exchanges) tries his hand at a game during the culture festival. Kaijo photos are here. We will continue to update them next week.

 
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Botao Xu '17, Sierra Jones '19 and Robert Reardon '18 represented the Academy at the second round of the Rotary Speech Contest. Botao Xu was chosen to go on to the regional contest which will take place on Wednesday, March 29 in Littleton, New Hampshire.

 
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The band practiced in South Church in advance of their Spring Concert.

 
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Professor Neil Robertson of University of Kings College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, lectured to students about Descartes and Modernism.

 
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Culinary I students baked and decorated carrot cakes.

 
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Environmental science students learned about the process of turning maple sap to maple syrup...

 
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And had fun doing it! We have more photos of sugaring too!

 
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Fashion students prepared for the upcoming fashion show, which will take place on Thursday, April 6 (Day Parents' Night) at 6:30 p.m. in Fuller Hall.

 
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Jenny Mackenzie's creative writing students gathered to hear stories they wrote about students enrolled in our ESL classes.

 
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The Hilltopper hosted the Jones/Hartshorn advisory for breakfast for their winning effort during our food drive. Also joining the event was the Hale/LIbbey advisory, and two Kaijo students.

 
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Everyone was treated to a great Chapel performance on Friday!

 
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We recently finished our first marketing video, Fall at SJA. Take a look here

 
 
 
 
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