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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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CA Gear Available During April 30 CA Beyond the Classroom Event

April 24, 2017

New items gear items are on the way, so be sure to check out the CA Gear pop-up store on Sunday, April 30, during the CA: Beyond the Classroom Community Event.

Winter Sports Comments Available

April 24, 2017

The winter coach comments for team sports, IM and PE classes are available in the Student Information Portal. The coaches’ comments include a general overview of the program as well as specific feedback for the student on their performance this season.

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.

Support Our Effort to Be More Green!

April 11, 2017

In an effort to be as green as we can be, our Environmental Representatives worked with Don Kingman to install signs in the Aloian circle asking people waiting for students to turn off their car engines. The signs read: “CA students never idle, neither should your engine”. The statistics that have led them to push for these signs (and the shutting off of engines) are below:

  • For every 10 minutes your engine is off, you’ll prevent one pound of carbon dioxide, the primary contributor to global warming, from being released.
  • In fact, idling for just 10 seconds wastes more gas than restarting the engine.

​Thanks for your help!

Commencement Schedule and Notes for All Parents and Students

April 11, 2017

A schedule of activities and details for Baccalaureate on Thursday, June ,1 and Commencement on Friday, June 2, is included within this article. Note that Baccalaureate begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, after a reception and dinner. Students will be given three tickets for family members to attend this service, as the Chapel must accommodate not only guests, but also seniors, faculty, and staff.

Please note that Commencement begins promptly on Friday at 10:00 a.m. A reception with light refreshments will follow immediately after the ceremony. The festivities conclude at about 1:00 p.m. Seniors may invite as many guests as they would like to Commencement. A ticket is not required for the ceremony. Formal Commencement invitations will be distributed to your children in April. Each senior will receive five invitations to distribute but may request extras if needed.

Letter to 2017-18 Returning Parents

April 11, 2017

Beginning shortly, advisors will work with students to review the credits they have earned and to plan long-term programs that will satisfy both graduation requirements and individual academic interests. Our goal in offering a wide-as-you-can-dream curriculum is to provide each student with courses of depth and breadth. By choosing from these courses, and not taking all of them, they can both specialize and explore within a reasonable course load. We have emphasized to students that it is important for them to consult with you as well. Course request forms are due to the Academic Office by Wednesday, May 3, at 3:15 p.m.

Attend Meeting of the Parents Independent School Network (PIN) on April 28

April 11, 2017

Please join us for the last PIN meeting of the year on April 28 at the Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Mass., for the Annual Community Service Presentations and Awards. Coffee is at 9:15 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Spring Parent Class Socials

April 11, 2017

Informal class get-togethers are scheduled for early May to provide parents the opportunity to gather for conversation and refreshments. Invitations are being emailed shortly; please check your inbox for the e-vite with the specific details for your class social. Please RSVP promptly!