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CA Beyond the Classroom: Remarks from the Student Head of School

May 05, 2017

Student Head of School Mary Craig ’17 welcomed parents to the community event CA Beyond the Classroom on Sunday, April 30, kicking off an afternoon of workshops, socializing, and dinner that gave families an inside look at student life at CA. Read her full remarks.

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CASA Food Drive Ends Tomorrow, May 10

May 9, 2017

The Concord Academy Students in Action club (CASA) is hosting the Grand Grocery Challenge until tomorrow. The Grand Grocery Challenge is a food drive in which our goal is to raise 1,000 food items for Open Table, a food pantry with locations in Concord and Maynard that serves around 300 guests a week. We’re hoping for as many students as possible to participate by bringing in nonperishable food, toiletries, and household items, such as toilet paper, paper towels, dishwashing and laundry detergent, reusable shopping bags, diapers, and baby wipes. The class that brings in the most items will receive an ice cream party. We would greatly appreciate if parents could remind their children to look through their pantry and find a few items to donate. Thank you!

Spring Semester Student Art Show Begins May 25

May 6, 2017

The Spring Semester Student Art Show will be on display in the MAC beginning Thursday, May 25. A reception will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. that day in the Ransome Room. Each student enrolled in a spring semester visual arts course has a piece on display in the show. The drawing, painting, fibers, ceramics, printmaking, photography, fashion design, and architecture courses are featured. The exhibition will remain up through CA’s Commencement on June 2. All are welcome.

CA Beyond the Classroom: Remarks from the Student Head of School

May 5, 2017

Student Head of School Mary Craig ’17 welcomed parents to the community event CA Beyond the Classroom on Sunday, April 30, kicking off an afternoon of workshops, socializing, and dinner that gave families an inside look at student life at CA. Read her full remarks.

Senior Privileges for Boarders

April 11, 2017

As the seniors start transitioning towards life beyond Concord Academy, we offer certain privileges to our senior boarders that allow them more flexibility. Starting this week, seniors who are in good standing as boarders, have no current warning grades, and no work jobs, are awarded these Senior Privileges, which they can utilize for the remainder of the year assuming they remain “in good standing.” If you have any questions or concerns about these privileges, please connect with Sally Zimmerli or Annie Bailey.

Concord Academy Formal on April 29

April 11, 2017

This year’s Formal will take place at the Hilton Woburn on Saturday, April 29. Students, accompanied by CA chaperones, will enjoy an evening of dining and dancing from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. The tradition of the Formal at Concord Academy is that it is a gala event open to students in all grades. A student need not have a date in order to attend, and more often than not our students attend on their own or with a group of CA friends. In those instances where a CA student would like to invite a guest who does not attend CA, we ask that parents call one of us to talk about the school’s expectations. These conversations must take place no later than Monday, April 24. Because it is the school’s desire to avoid the potential hazards so often associated with high school “proms,” we ask that you read the more detailed guidelines included in this article.

News and Events from the C&E Office

April 11, 2017

On Thursday, April 6, Ayres Stiles-Hall and Laura Twichell of the Community & Equity team presented “No Silver Bullet: Concord Academy’s multi-faceted approach to assuring equity and access for all students” at the National Partnership for Equity and Access conference in Boston. On Sunday, April 9, the Community and Equity office sponsored five students to attend the Asian American Footsteps conference at Phillips Andover. Jerry Liang ’17, Stanley Zheng ’17, Shelly Liu ’20, Charmaine Ko ’20, and Charlotte Ko ’20 attended the Asian American Footsteps Conference 2017 on Sunday, April 9th for a day-long event where students who identify as Asian, Asian American, and mixed-heritage explored issues specific to their experiences. Additionally, thirteen students will attend the AISNE HS Student of Color Conference at Worcester Academy from April 22-23.  Both of these conferences are exciting opportunities for students to develop deeper understandings of their racial identities and of the society we live in.

Winterfest Was a Huge Success!

February 20, 2017

The evening of February 4th was full of food, laughter, talent, and raffle prize winnings! Thank you to all who contributed to the most successful raffle in history, with over 80 individual prizes handed out. We are still waiting for final accounting to confirm the amount we raised towards Financial Aid, but the thing we know for certain was that CA students had a great evening.

CACTI (Citizens for Active Change Taking Initiative)

February 20, 2017

The C&E office is excited to introduce CACTI, or Citizens for Active Change, Taking Initiative, an initiative we hope will help students to practice using their voices as citizens by developing the skills to engage in the political process. CACTI meets during break on Tuesdays and aims to offer students an easy way to convert their feelings about politics and social justice into action.  Although the weekly meetings are short and the actions we practice are small, our goal is to embolden, empower and equip students to further engage on their own. On Tuesday, February 14, students were invited to “write and mail a Valentine’s Day note of gratitude to the public official of your choice who has stood up for your beliefs, protected your personhood, or promoted social justice.” All were welcome to join (of any political persuasion etc.), as long as you wished to send gratitude!  This week, students will gather to share resources for reading across the aisle and evaluating news sources. CACTI is an open, drop-in space that anyone can attend, anytime.

Junior Art College Workshop on February 21st

February 19, 2017

The Visual Arts Department and College Counseling Office will host the Junior Art College Workshop on Tuesday, February 21st from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Great Room. The event is intended for juniors who are curious to learn more about pursuing visual art in college. This workshop will give these students useful tools and tips about art in higher education as they begin the college process.

CA Hosting Luna Fest 2017 on March 4th

February 18, 2017

The Office of Community & Equity is excited to invite all members of the CA community to Luna Fest 2017, a festival of films made by, for, and about women. Sponsored by Luna, this international film festival makes local stops to raise money; this year’s causes are breast cancer research and the ACLU. The festival will be in CA’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 4th, at 7:30. Admission is $15; the C&E office will cover admission for all current CA students.