Each year the senior class performs for the entire boarding community on the final night of the semester. The performances range from musical performances to readings based on a winter or holiday theme. This year’s performance will take place on Thursday, December 19, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. All senior parents are welcome to attend. The senior class will take part in a community dinner with the boarding community prior to the performance. The senior class is invited to Rick Hardy’s house after the performance for dessert, departing campus by 9:00 p.m.
The Herff Jones Company will be handling the Concord Academy ring order this year for the class of 2021. Their representative will be coming to Concord Academy on Tuesday, January 14, and Wednesday, January 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to measure juniors who are interested in ordering a class ring. The engraving is free, and the ring comes with a lifetime warranty with six years of reduced replacement coverage for lost and stolen rings. Herff Jones will be sending a letter to all junior households the week of December 16, which will include an order form and instructions. Should you have any questions, feel free to call Jackie Decareau at (978) 402-2202, or email her at email@example.com. You may also contact the Herff Jones representative, Mike McCann, at (781) 749-2426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope junior parents can join us on Saturday, January 11, at 9:00 a.m. in the P.A.C. for the formal beginning of the college planning process. Required for all juniors, the program will feature remarks from Rick Hardy as well as the college counseling staff, a presentation by a dean of admissions, and a Q&A panel with current CA seniors. We will start promptly at 9:00 a.m., so if you wish to have coffee or breakfast beforehand, kindly plan accordingly. The workshop will end at noon, at which time there will be two hour-long optional sessions, one regarding financial aid and another about the role of athletics in the college process. Please note that the day’s schedule does not allow for individual meetings; we assure you that we will find future opportunities to connect either face-to-face or over the phone or Skype. We invite parents to bring the completed Parent Response Form, or email it to CCO@concordacademy.org.
The next CA Parents Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, January 13, at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Peter and Michele Scavongelli P’20. The book we will be discussing is What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. We had a wonderful discussion of The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates at our November meeting. We hope you can join us! Please email email@example.com to RSVP and receive the address of the book group. Happy holidays with a lot of time to read!
Join us as we celebrate 30 years of creativity, inspiration, and talent! An exhibition, “Origin Stories: Concord Academy Photography Alumnae/i Then and Now,” chronicling 30 years of the photography program at CA, will be on display February 1-29 at the Concord Free Public Library. The exhibition will also be shown on campus during reunion weekend, June 5-7, 2020. On Saturday, February 22, you are invited to see the exhibition and attend the public reception at the library from 3:00 to 4:45 p.m, then to cross the street to the Ransome Room on campus to meet some of the artists, along with members of the Visual Arts Department and other former faculty, during a special private gathering for the CA community. Click through for details and to register>
Snow day closure announcements are shared no later than 6:00 a.m. on the morning of a snow day through the following sources:
You will receive an email and text message;
It is posted to the CA homepage;
It is posted to Concord Academy’s Facebook and Twitter accounts;
WBZ-TV News Channel 4, 7 News NBC/Channel 56 (CW), and WCVB-TV Boston NewsCenter 5, are notified; and
An email will be sent to All-School Official.
Learn more about CA’s winter weather procedures here.
Please save the date for the winter CA Parents meeting on Wednesday, February 5, from 6:15 to 8:00 p.m in the SHAC atrium and dance studio. A formal invitation with additional details will come via email in the next week. As we have done in the past, this event will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend.
Start thinking about what news you would like to share in CA’s spring magazine! Your class secretaries will be in touch in the next few weeks to gather news, updates, and photos to share with the rest of your class. Your notes are due to your class secretary on January 20, so please keep an eye out for communications from your class secretary.
At the end the fall 2019 season, a number of Concord Academy competitors have received special distinction from the Eastern Independent League (EIL) and New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Congratulations to all of Concord Academy’s dedicated athletes and coaches. View the awards list here>
The fall 2019 issue of CA Magazine examines Concord Academy’s recently renewed mission statement and invites readers to engage in the building of a more just and sustainable world. This issue also celebrates the completion of the William M. Bailey Commons and, with it, the CA Houses initiative. Learn about student, faculty, and alumnae/i experiences and achievements, new books from CA authors, and much more. Read more>