Academy Arts faculty Roseanna Prevost is being featured in Arts Connect at Catamount Arts, a juried exhibition featuring work by 61 member artists from across New England.
The Vermont Agency of Education named two St. Johnsbury Academy seniors Vermont 2017 Presidential Scholars; they are Auguste Benjamin of Peacham and Emily Green of Waterford.
St. Johnsbury Academy boarding students Mario Albaladejo Aguado '17 and Jack Williams '17 pose with some of the gifts collected by St. Johnsbury Academy students, faculty, and staff.
Our Winter Concert will be held on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the South Church. It will feature holiday selections from the Hilltones, Chorus, Band, Jazz Band, String Ensemble, and Bell's Angels. The concert is free and open to the public.
As many of you know, our independent schools face a grave threat from the rules being proposed by the State Board of Education. Many of you joined our legislators in writing letters to the Board and to the Inter-Agency Committee on Administrative Rules asking them to revise or withdraw the rules. Your voices were heard, and the Board was asked to take the rules back, do an economic impact study, and get stakeholder input. Now we are being given an opportunity to make our voices heard at a public stakeholder meeting on December 6 in Fuller Hall starting at 6:00 p.m., and I am asking all who support school choice and independent schools to turn out and let your voices be heard. Our students and their families are the primary stakeholders in this case, and I encourage as many as possible to show up next Tuesday night.
The Board of Trustees of St. Johnsbury Academy elected two new board members at their recent meeting: C. Alison Barkley of St. Johnsbury and Paul Simpson '65 of South Burlington, Vermont, and Naples, Florida.
St. Johnsbury Academy will hold a Community Forum on November 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stuart Black Box Theater in the Charles Hosmer Morse Center for the Arts.
St. Johnsbury Academy dance students had a unique opportunity to work with a number of dance industry professionals over the last week.
Award-winning St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre will perform the magical Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods on November 10, 11, at 7:00 p.m. and November 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Fuller Hall. Tickets are available through the Catamount Arts Box Office on Eastern Avenue, by phone at 802-748-2600, or on-line at catamountarts.org. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.
St. Johnsbury Academy's Colwell Speaker Series welcomes Ronald E. Neumann, current President of the American Academy of Diplomacy. Ambassador Neumann will speak about Policy Options in the Middle East for the next Administration in a conversation led by a panel of SJA students: juniors Elijah Racusin, George Sanders-Lopez, and Hannah Pandya, and seniors Emily Green and Ben Gillott. This event will take place on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mayo Center and is free and open to the public.
This week's Faculty Speaker Series will feature SJA Social Studies teacher Emmet Quinn. The talk will take place on Monday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the library in the Mayo Center. Emmet will discuss early 19th century commerce, interconnectivity, and liberty using the work of Herman Melville in a talk entitled Fast Fish and Loose Fish: Capitalism, Freedom, and Human Sentiment.
SJA Art department faculty member Kreg Owens has had several pieces accepted into juried shows and competitions recently. Owens teaches several pottery classes at St. Johnsbury Academy.
This week's Faculty Speaker Series will feature Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of State Nikole Burroughs. The talk will take place on Monday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the library in the Mayo Center. Nikole will speak about her unlikely path from Champlain Valley Union High School to working as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of State. Nikole wrote, "When you look back it all makes sense and fits perfectly. But if you had told 16 year-old Nikki Burroughs of Williston, who had never left the country except for a Montreal Expos game, that at 26 I would have completed a Master's in Bruges on the EU and work for Senator Leahy, or that at 36 I would be a top advisor to the Deputy Secretary of State, sitting at the crux of national security and foreign policy decisions...well I would have laughed in your face and returned to my basketball practice."
ESL faculty member Robyn Greenstone will kick off this year's Faculty Speaker Series with a talk entitled "Medieval Medical Kits" this Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at the library in the Mayo Center. The series, created by Assistant Headmaster for Academics Jeffrey Burroughs, is designed to showcase the extraordinary talents, interests, and expertise of the St. Johnsbury Academy faculty and staff.
St. Johnsbury Academy announced the addition of nine new faculty and six new staff members to start the 2016-2017 school year. Headmaster Tom Lovett said, "These new additions to our faculty and staff are diverse in their backgrounds but united in their love of education and young people. Some are alums, some are natives of the NEK, and some are brand new to the area. We are excited by the energy and expertise they have already added to our community, and I am certain they will add much more in the years to come."
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