Spring interim reports will be available through the portal starting on Friday, March 6. Interim comments are tentative, informal updates that precede the more thorough evaluations provided at the end of the semester. Teachers are only required to provide grades for those students receiving a C- or below. Neither interim comments nor any grades reported with interim comments become part of a student’s transcript.
The Junior Class Leadership Retreat this year is scheduled to take place on March 27 and 28. The purpose of this retreat is for the junior class to spend some time away from campus to focus on what leadership entails, in anticipation of becoming seniors the following year. The retreat will invite the juniors to consider their individual, class, and school leadership goals, and how they want to define their senior year. The retreat site this year is again at the Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, Mass., an hour from campus. This retreat is a required event for all juniors. We will depart Concord Academy on Friday, March 27, at 2:30 p.m., and we will return by 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. All students will need to bring an overnight bag, sheets, a blanket or sleeping bag, towels, and a pillow. Additional detailed information about what to pack (and what to leave home) will be passed along to your children as the date approaches.
A note about juniors studying away from CA this semester: In the past, several students studying away from CA have returned for the weekend, however, it is not a requirement for those studying away, and indeed not possible for some. In past years, this weekend has proven to be wonderful, and we’re really looking forward to working with this year’s class during the upcoming weekend. If you have any questions, thoughts, or comments, please contact Sally Zimmerli.
The Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association is delighted to host its annual Alumnae/i Association Assembly on Friday of reunion weekend for CA graduates across all class years. An evolution of the annual meeting, this new program is a chance to bring alumnae/i together to hear updates from school leadership, connect with the Alumnae/i Steering Committee, and take part in the ongoing community-wide conversation about CA’s future. The program will include the presentation of the 2020 Joan Shaw Herman Award, and the alumnae/i community will vote on the Alumnae/i Association officers for terms commencing on July 1, 2020. To find out more, and to register, please visit this page.
On Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22, the Concord Academy community enjoyed the winter 2020 mainstage production Indecent, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. The play is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Indecent follows the history of the drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. The CA cast worked with a dialect coach, a folk-dance specialist, and a podcaster who researched her grandmother’s Holocaust experience. View photos from the show.
Concord Academy is pleased to announce that Robert Munro has accepted an offer to serve as Dean of Academic Program and Equity, beginning on July 1. In this newly-configured senior administrative position, Munro will oversee the academic program and lead the institution’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice efforts. This role is focused on the nexus of academics and equity, understanding that a school cannot be academically excellent without equity.
Have you lost your class ring? Good news! The company, Herff Jones, will be on campus during reunion weekend. Come by on Saturday, June 6, and place your order. If you can’t make it to campus, you can always contact our Herff Jones representative, Mike McCann, at 781-749-2426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to let all families know that boarding students are filling out their Break Pass now detailing where they are going for the upcoming March Break which starts on Friday, March 6, at 12:00 noon. All hosts and families should receive an email within the next few days from Boardingware so you are aware of their plans. We ask that you be on the lookout for those emails, and that you communicate with the students should you have any questions or concerns.
Given the rapidly changing nature of travel advisories in light of the coronavirus, we are suggesting that people consider a US-based back-up plan should you have international travel planned for the spring break. Our hope is that all experience a smooth and safe March break experience.
If you have any questions, please reach out directly to us at email@example.com
CA’s Alpine ski and wrestling teams enjoyed strong seasons once again!
The girls varsity Alpine ski team dominated the Central Mountain Ski League (CMSL) this winter by winning every race. As a result, the team gathered a league championship at the CMSL awards ceremony at Wachusett Mountain and will see a banner raised to the gym rafters in honor of its accomplishment. The girls went on to carry their regular-season momentum into the NEPSAC championships at Waterville Valley, where they earned an impressive second-place finish in Class B. In addition, Tory Adams ’23 won the program’s first-ever NEPSAC individual championship! The boys enjoyed a second-place finish in the CMSL and represented the program well with their efforts at NEPSAC.
CA’s coed varsity wrestling program continued to grow, with 24 athletes competing for the Green this winter! The grapplers posted an impressive 9-4 regular-season record. In the EIL championship meet at Portsmouth Abbey, CA secured a second-place finish, with five wrestlers finishing in the top two of their weight class. Four wrestlers went on to represent CA well at the NEPSAC championships in Hartford, Conn., this past weekend.
A lot has been happening on and off campus. Please have a look at the newest photo gallery we have put together:
Throughout the year, we will continue to add new photos to our main CA Parents Photos folder on SmugMug and share them with you in the parent newsletter!