Your Arrival

Dear Students,

My name is Ms. Choiniere, and I am the Assistant Headmaster for Campus Life. Throughout the summer, we’ll be preparing for your arrival!

Our student leadership team is planning many events for orientation so that we can have the opportunity to get to know each other before the school year even begins. But before that happens, as your orientation coordinator, I wanted to reach out to you prior to your arrival so that you could email or call me if you have any questions or concerns regarding the orientation process.

We understand that the beginning of any new experience is both exciting and scary, and that starting at a new school is a major transition in your life. We want to assure you that we are committed to giving all of our new students the best possible introduction to campus life here. Our faculty, staff, and student orientation leaders join forces to provide a comprehensive introduction to St. Johnsbury Academy.

When you arrive on campus in August, please report directly to the Welcome Tent on Stowe Green. You’ll find a Campus Map for your reference on the back cover of this booklet. There, you will receive your room assignment and your room key, and a representative from the Academy will assist you in getting to your room.

Once here, you will meet many of our Dorm Council members. These are students who are excited to meet you. They are happy to help with your luggage, to help set up your room, to familiarize you with campus, to help you with shopping, etc. This group will also be attending the Orientation Extravaganza with you. They have planned games, activities, and initiatives that will help us get to know each other better.

I will offer two pieces of advice: Dream Big, and Get Involved! We are delighted that you chose St. Johnsbury Academy as a place to learn and grow. We look forward to your arrival in August. We will open with dinner the eveningof Thursday, August 23 and you will have an opportunity to meet some of the student leaders; the orientation events will begin Friday, August 24 at 9 a.m.

Again, please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns that you might have at this time. I can be reached at bchoiniere@stjacademy.org, or by calling 802-751-2024.

August is just around the corner! We look forward to your arrival and we are excited to welcome you to orientation!

Sincerely,

Beth Choiniere
Assistant Head for Campus Life

Beth Choiniere

Beth Choiniere

Assistant Headmaster for Campus Life, Head Coach JV Girls' Basketball, Head Coach V Girls' Soccer
English, Resident Life, Campus Life
Jack Driscoll

Jack Driscoll

Dean of Students, Head Coach Varsity Girls' Basketball
Science, Campus Life
Buffie Hegarty

Buffie Hegarty

Class of 1990
Campus Life Assistant
Campus Life
Johnna Kendall

Johnna Kendall

Class of 1996
Faculty
Campus Life, ESL, Dorm Proctor
Heather McGinnis

Heather McGinnis

Class of 1992
Receptionist, Secretary to the Dean of Students
Campus Life