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November 07, 2017

CA’s ambitious filmmaking program has been around for 50 years. Faculty and alumnae/i take you behind the scenes.

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Volunteers Needed for International Harvest Potluck this Saturday!

November 14, 2017

In this season of giving and sharing, CA Parents is hosting an International Harvest Potluck meal for all CA students on <strong>Saturday, November 18, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.</strong> in the Stu-Fac. This annual event is an opportunity for CA families to share and celebrate their cultural and family traditions with students. There is no requirement for the style, size, or quantity of a dish. You can make or order a traditional dish from your family’s cultural heritage, a family favorite you would like to share, or a dish chosen to represent the cuisine of one of the many regions of the world from which CA students come. Most importantly, this event is about bringing people together to share in the gift of food. If you are interested in contributing to this festive event, please sign up here. If you have questions please contact Judy Osher (ja.os@verizon.net), Rajani LaRocca (ranjani.larocca@gmail.com), or Annie Bailey (annie_bailey@concordacademy.org).

Help Make Exam Week Sweet for Our Students

November 14, 2017

The Exam Treats Committee is looking for your help with one of CA’s sweetest traditions, distributing bags of treats to students as they start their first semester exams. Help support this effort by dropping off individually wrapped candy (ideally, 400 small pieces of the same kind) in the specially marked bin just inside the front door of Aloian by Thursday, December 14. You may also order your candy on Amazon (https://smile.amazon.com/); select ‘Concord Academy’ as the charity/nonprofit, and have the candy shipped directly to CA, c/o Amy Sagalyn. Additionally, volunteers are needed on Monday, December 18, at 8:30 a.m., in the Trudy Room to stuff and/or deliver the exam treat bags. Any questions? Please email Kristen Kina (kristenkina@yahoo.com), Kim Tesson (ktesson22@hotmail.com), or Missy Steiner-Griffiths (cgmsg@comcast.net).

Thank you Harvest Luncheon Volunteers!

November 14, 2017

The Harvest Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon was a huge success thanks to the nearly 50 parent volunteers who contributed their time and talent! Thank you to everyone that provided delicious homemade savory and sweet dishes, catered items from Verrill Farm, and the many fun and fabulous takeaway gifts! Thank you to those who gave their time to set up before the luncheon, pick up catered items, and clean up throughout the day — we couldn’t have done it without you! The Valentine Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held February 13, 2018. We look forward to partnering with all of you again, along with many new parent volunteers — please help us spread the word!  With gratitude, Dawn Ryan (Shane ’20) and Leigh Weaver (Nash ’20).

Please Consider Attending Upcoming PIN Meeting

November 14, 2017

Our next Upper School PIN meeting will take place at the Dana Hall School, 45 Dana Road, Wellesley, Mass., on Friday, November 17. Coffee and registration begin at 9 a.m., and the meeting will take place in Beveridge Hall at 9:30 a.m. This meeting’s topic will be “Adolescent Psychology: The Parent Version.”  The speaker is Joani Geltman. All parents in the community are welcome to attend!

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November 14, 2017

CA Athletics Teams Enjoyed A Successful Fall Season!

November 14, 2017

Congratulations to all of Concord Academy’s fall sports teams! With strong finishes to the regular season and several teams advancing to the postseason, CA athletics enjoyed another successful fall. The boys varsity soccer and girls varsity volleyball teams literally posted banner years: Both will see EIL championship banners raised to the roof of the gym to honor hard-earned league titles. The boys and girls varsity cross-country teams traveled to the NEPSAC championship meet this past weekend to compete with the strongest programs in the region in bitterly cold conditions. The boys team earned a fourth-place plaque by upsetting several EIL teams that had beaten them earlier in the season. The girls followed suit with an impressive eighth-place finish out of 22 teams. The varsity girls soccer and field hockey programs fielded young teams this fall. Both experienced growing pains, but they look forward to applying lessons learned to next season. A sign of a bright future for the CA fall programs is that nearly every sub-varsity team posted a winning record. Most importantly, all the teams enjoyed the opportunity to pursue excellence in their chosen sports while learning important life skills and values to carry with them off the field and court.

Film, a Creative Collaboration

November 7, 2017

A video interview with Justin Bull about teaching filmmaking at CA, and the recent feature-length movie musical Much Ado About Nothing.

Education and Incarceration

November 7, 2017

In these videos from the Ford Foundation, Ellen Condliffe Lagemann ’83 discusses the Bard Prison Initiative, and Agnes Gund P’83, ’86 speaks at the launch of the Art for Justice Fund at MoMA.

Thrown into History

November 7, 2017

Within a year after he first threw a discus, senior Sam Welsh ’18 became an All-American and a Massachusetts state record holder. What’s behind his meteoric rise? And do the Olympics lie ahead for him?