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Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62 Honored with 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award

June 20, 2017

“Positive change flows from a human connection,” says Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62. She received the 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her sustained personal efforts on behalf of education both locally and internationally. As a volunteer teacher for children with Down syndrome and other special needs in her Connecticut community, she traveled to Ghana in 2000 with a Fulbright group of teachers. Following that initial trip, she has returned twice to undertake work on a girls’ education initiative.

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Much Ado About Nothing: CA Film’s First Movie Musical

April 26, 2017

In the gym and on the fields, the cast and crew of Concord Academy’s third feature-length film — and its first-ever feature-length movie musical — have been filming throughout the spring semester. Much Ado About Nothing is the current Feature Film class’s yearlong project, developed in collaboration with Dance Company and CA musicians.

Concord Academy’s Annual Fund

April 25, 2017

You may have received a friendly call from a parent Annual Fund volunteer last Wednesday. Thank you for taking the time to speak to our dedicated volunteers about the importance of CA’s Annual Fund. Our goal this year is to reach a record of 75% in parent participation for our Parent Annual Fund. If 65 more families make a gift – of any size – by June 30 we will reach our goal!

Personalizing “The Police”: Detectives Lanita Cullinane ’91 and Vittoria Incandela Share Their Professional Experiences at a Community and Equity Assembly

April 24, 2017

On April 20, an extended Community and Equity assembly was moderated by student leaders Mary Craig ’17 and Kunaal Verma ’17, who posed questions from the Student Council and affinity groups, followed by an open Q&A. On stage were detectives Lanita Cullinane ’91, from the Boston Police Department, and Vittoria Incandela, from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Investigative Bureau in Chicago. They opened up for the entire body of students, faculty, and staff — about the realities of law enforcement officers’ day-to-day lives, the threats they face, and the difference they can make in the communities they serve and protect.

Upcoming Spring Performing Arts Events

April 24, 2017

Please find a list of all of the spring performing arts events at CA! A few highlights:

Directors Festival Workshop, Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m. in the P.A.C.
Chamber Music Concert, Monday, May 22, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel
Read more for additional performances and details!

CA Gear Available During April 30 CA Beyond the Classroom Event

April 24, 2017

New items gear items are on the way, so be sure to check out the CA Gear pop-up store on Sunday, April 30, during the CA: Beyond the Classroom Community Event.

Winter Sports Comments Available

April 24, 2017

The winter coach comments for team sports, IM and PE classes are available in the Student Information Portal. The coaches’ comments include a general overview of the program as well as specific feedback for the student on their performance this season.

Senior Privileges for Boarders

April 11, 2017

As the seniors start transitioning towards life beyond Concord Academy, we offer certain privileges to our senior boarders that allow them more flexibility. Starting this week, seniors who are in good standing as boarders, have no current warning grades, and no work jobs, are awarded these Senior Privileges, which they can utilize for the remainder of the year assuming they remain “in good standing.” If you have any questions or concerns about these privileges, please connect with Sally Zimmerli or Annie Bailey.

Concord Academy Formal on April 29

April 11, 2017

This year’s Formal will take place at the Hilton Woburn on Saturday, April 29. Students, accompanied by CA chaperones, will enjoy an evening of dining and dancing from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. The tradition of the Formal at Concord Academy is that it is a gala event open to students in all grades. A student need not have a date in order to attend, and more often than not our students attend on their own or with a group of CA friends. In those instances where a CA student would like to invite a guest who does not attend CA, we ask that parents call one of us to talk about the school’s expectations. These conversations must take place no later than Monday, April 24. Because it is the school’s desire to avoid the potential hazards so often associated with high school “proms,” we ask that you read the more detailed guidelines included in this article.

News and Events from the C&E Office

April 11, 2017

On Thursday, April 6, Ayres Stiles-Hall and Laura Twichell of the Community & Equity team presented “No Silver Bullet: Concord Academy’s multi-faceted approach to assuring equity and access for all students” at the National Partnership for Equity and Access conference in Boston. On Sunday, April 9, the Community and Equity office sponsored five students to attend the Asian American Footsteps conference at Phillips Andover. Jerry Liang ’17, Stanley Zheng ’17, Shelly Liu ’20, Charmaine Ko ’20, and Charlotte Ko ’20 attended the Asian American Footsteps Conference 2017 on Sunday, April 9th for a day-long event where students who identify as Asian, Asian American, and mixed-heritage explored issues specific to their experiences. Additionally, thirteen students will attend the AISNE HS Student of Color Conference at Worcester Academy from April 22-23.  Both of these conferences are exciting opportunities for students to develop deeper understandings of their racial identities and of the society we live in.

Support Our Effort to Be More Green!

April 11, 2017

In an effort to be as green as we can be, our Environmental Representatives worked with Don Kingman to install signs in the Aloian circle asking people waiting for students to turn off their car engines. The signs read: “CA students never idle, neither should your engine”. The statistics that have led them to push for these signs (and the shutting off of engines) are below:

  • For every 10 minutes your engine is off, you’ll prevent one pound of carbon dioxide, the primary contributor to global warming, from being released.
  • In fact, idling for just 10 seconds wastes more gas than restarting the engine.

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