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CA’s New Choral Director Tai Oney is a World-Class Musician Who’s Serious about Teaching

February 01, 2019

A charismatic opera singer and Boston University graduate student, Tai Oney became CA’s choral director in September 2018. It’s a role that represents a change for the award-winning countertenor, who has performed around the world and spent much of the last decade based in London. But it’s a role that allows him to combine his own artistic pursuits with his desire to give to others what a dynamic teacher once provided him.

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Second Annual Alumnae/i and Student of Color Conference at Concord Academy: “Navigating a Multicultural World”

March 11, 2019

On Saturday, March 2, Concord Academy alumnae/i and current students of color gathered in community and solidarity to share experiences and engage in dialogue about navigating the multicultural world we live in

Help welcome new families to CA!

March 6, 2019

Remember how excited your child was after being admitted to CA? Remember all the questions you had as your child was about to enter a new school? We could use your help with the Parent-to-Parent program for next year! This is a great opportunity for both boarding and day parents as the welcome is primarily done by email. To sign up, click here. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Parent to Parent co-chairs, Becky Derby P’18 ’22 (beckyderby246@gmail.com) and Judy Rosenbaum P’19 ’22 (muabnesorj@gmail.com).

Urged by CA Students, Concord Select Board Approves Resolution in Support of a Green New Deal

March 6, 2019

“Only one world” and “No more excuses” read the signs a Concord Academy student delegation carried down Main Street toward the Concord Town House, where 10 CA students appeared before the Concord Select Board on February 19. Organizing as part of Sunrise, a national youth movement to address climate change and create millions of jobs in the process, the students were some of many around the country appealing to city councils, town boards, and county commissions last week, in the hope that widespread local support will push federal action on the Green New Deal resolutions now before Congress. They were successful in urging the town of Concord to pass a symbolic resolution calling on the federal government to support the legislation.

Academic Progress Reports Available March 8

March 6, 2019

Concord Academy provides academic progress reports for your children electronically in PowerSchool. These spring interim reports will be available through the portal starting on Friday, March 8. Please understand that these comments are meant to be tentative, informal evaluations that precede the more thorough evaluations provided at the end of the second semester.

Winter Sports Recap

March 6, 2019

CA teams enjoyed a successful winter season, highlighted by a hard-fought victory at the annual Battle of Lexington and Concord, which resulted in the return of the Red Drum trophy for the first time since 2013!

Request from the Student Life Office

March 6, 2019

Please be sure your students’ clothing, books, and all other personal items (water bottles, backpacks, etc.) are labeled with their names. There are many, many items in lost-and-found with no identifying characteristics. Please help us help reunite your children with their belongings. Thanks!

In a Guest Artist Residency, Lily Kind ’04 Brings Her Love of Vernacular and Experimental Dance Back to CA

February 19, 2019

The love Lily Kind ’04 has for vernacular and vaudevillian dance traditions and her abiding interest in taking risks were evident in her teaching approach during her two-week visit to CA in January. Kind is one in a series of professional dance artists — including Alexander Brady and Rika Okamoto from Twyla Tharp Dance — who have come to campus this year to work with and choreograph for the CA Dance Project and guest-teach dance classes. The Dance Company (now Dance Project), which she took part in all four of her years as a CA student, anchored her experience. “It’s where I learned how to be an artist,” she says.”

Uniting Her Passions for Crafting, Environmental Advocacy, and Helping Fellow Teens, Audrey Lin ’19 is “Matting Change”

February 16, 2019

To transform a heap of waste into a sleeping mat for a young person experiencing homelessness, it takes between 600 and 700 plastic shopping bags and 15 to 20 hours of an individual’s time. “It’s a labor of love,” says Concord Academy student Audrey Lin ’19. But it’s one she has convinced others to take on along with her through her senior project — teaching groups to make plastic yarn (or “plarn”) from discarded single-use plastic bags and to use it to crochet lightweight, portable, bug-free, waterproof sleeping mats. The project unites her love of craft with her passion for environmental advocacy.

Upcoming Performing Arts Events

February 15, 2019

Winter Mainstage Musical: Hair
Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.)
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting Jessica Cloutier-Plasse at jessica_cloutier-plasse@concordacademy.org.
To volunteer for the post-show reception for Hair, click here.

CA Dance Project performance: Uprise
Friday, March 1 at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. in the Dance Studio
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting Jessica Cloutier-Plasse at jessica_cloutier-plasse@concordacademy.org.
To volunteer for the post-show reception for Uprise, click here.

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