Marking the Start of Concord Academy’s 98th School Year, Convocation Focused on Learning as Individuals and in Community
On September 3, the CA community gathered for Convocation. Rick Hardy, head of school; Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65, president of the Board of Trustees; and Vedika Sharma ’20, student head of school, made remarks. Jon Waldron, coach of CA’s cross-country and track and field teams, gave the Convocation address. Read more>
“Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had the relaxing and fulfilling summer that you deserve. I am honored to welcome you back to CA and hope you’re as excited as I am for what’s in store for us this year.” Click through to read the full 2019 Convocation remarks by Student Head of School Vedika Sharma ’20.
“Good morning and welcome. I am Fay Shutzer. I am the president of the Board of Trustees and an alumna from the class of 1965. When mentioning my year of graduation, I often joke, ’Don’t do the math,] and today it is especially relevant.” Click through to read Shutzer’s full 2019 Convocation remarks.
In Praise of Slow Learning: 2019 Convocation Remarks by Jon Waldron, Coach of CA’s Cross-Country and Track and Field Teams
“It’s 10 minutes before practice. I ought to be strolling out to the quad to greet the cross-country team, but instead I’m racing through the SHAC looking for paper, lots of paper — enough paper to illustrate a principle that’s near and dear to my heart.” Click through to read the full remarks by Concord Academy’s 2019 Commencement speaker Jon Waldron.
On September 4, the CA community gathered for the first chapel of the year given by Head of School Rick Hardy. Find the full copy of his remarks here.
Calling all parents to join us at the first meeting of the Concord Academy Parents Book Club! We will be meeting during Family Weekend on Friday, October 11, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Student-Faculty (Stufac) Dining Hall. This club is a great way to meet other parents from your child’s year as well as many other graduating years. We have many parents come back even when their kids are off to college. That’s how fun this book club is! At our first meeting, we’ll introduce ourselves and talk about the upcoming year. We will also be discussing the book Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson. With the airing of the recent HBO special True Justice and the upcoming feature film based on Just Mercy being released on Christmas Day 2020, Bryan Stephenson’s work to defend those society has forgotten has become part of the national conversation. It is a quick read, and even if you aren’t able to read it in advance of our meeting, please stop by! We will be choosing books for the upcoming year as well. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, feel free to call Michele Scavongelli P’20 at (978) 505-1844 or email@example.com.
In the last newsletter, we wrote about some of the changes in the Academic Office leadership. We know parents may have specific questions about who to go to for certain academic issues and we have created this guide to help answer those questions. If there are specific issues you have that you do not see addressed here, please contact Alyse Ruiz-Selsky, director of studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.