On October 4, Concord Academy celebrated the completion of the William M. Bailey Commons connecting Haines and Hobson, the final phase of the CA Houses initiative. A series of speaking programs considered the history of Concord and the neighborhood that became this campus, as well as how the new common rooms are already shaping student experiences and enhancing CA courses. Click here to read more.
On October 4, more than 100 Concord Academy alumnae/i, former faculty, and current faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the dedication of the new commons connecting Haines and Hobson to Bill Bailey P’87 ’88 ’91, GP’21 ’22, former History Department head, who taught, mentored, and inspired CA students from 1967 through 2002, and whose legacy will endure for decades to come.
Concord Academy’s sustainability plan resulted from efforts to set meaningful goals for leadership, for change, and for education. Our hope is that this plan will make this school better and, in doing so, might educate students to lead on this issue as we contribute to a more just and sustainable world.
Celebrating the Completion of the CA Houses Initiative, Concord Academy Opens Space to Live and Learn
With the joining of the Haines and Hobson houses, Concord Academy has completed the two-year CA Houses initiative. Improvements to all of the student houses were made possible entirely through the enthusiastic support and generosity of the CA community, which contributed $12 million for construction and an additional $1 million in endowment to maintain the houses.
For International Wrongful Conviction Day on October 2, over 60 CA students attended a special speaking program arranged by CA history teacher Stephanie Manzella, who teaches a research seminar, Crime and Punishment, about mass incarceration and the evolution of the U.S. criminal justice system. The students heard from exoneree Omar Martinez and his attorneys.
Kevin Parker, a former member of the Student Life Office, returned to CA on October 17 to share his work at the college level in health and wellness education. In particular, Kevin spoke with the students in an assembly entitled “How Juul Fooled Us” about the marketing of Juul and other vaping devices as well as their dangers. CA science teacher Will Tucker joined him to discuss the chemical effects that substances in these devices have in the lungs, some of which are known, with the long-term effects still to be determined.
A lot has been happening on and off campus since students arrived earlier this fall. Please have a look at some photo galleries we have put together:
Throughout the year, we will continue to add new photos to our main CA Parents Photo folder on SmugMug and will continue to share them with you in the parent newsletter!
Thanks to a small group of day parent volunteers, this fall we will offer rides to Logan Airport or South Station (at no charge) for boarding students whose travel plans do not coincide with CA’s scheduled transportation at break times. In the past, students who needed rides outside of regularly scheduled shuttle times would contact Renee Coburn to set up a taxi. Starting this fall, students may contact Renee to set up a ride through our parent network. If no parent volunteer is available when the student needs a ride, Renee can still set up a taxi, as in the past. Please be in touch with the Student Life Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.