SJA Summer Educational Symposium

Daily Bulletin | Thursday

May 27, 2021

White Cohort Day

 

Seniors—Don’t forget to stop by the Headmaster’s Office to grab your cap and gown! Also, if you have paid your graduation fee – please stop in and pick up your graduation tickets. No one will be allowed to enter graduation without tickets this year, so please don’t forget to get your tickets. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Legendre in the Headmaster’s Office.

 

Underclassmen—Yearbooks will be available to be purchased on Friday, June 4 at the Strasko Center. The cost is $50.00. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Legge at slegge@stjacademy.org.

 

Attention Seniors: There’s no load I can’t hold; The road so rough, this I know; I’ll be there when the light comes in; Just tell ’em we’re survivors…Life is a Highway…is our Class Song. Thank you to all Seniors for voting. Happy last day of classes!

 

Attention Students! Let’s talk Chromebook…For Seniors—if you have an Academy Chromebook—We will need to see you in the IT Office—Colby 310—today! For All Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors: If you will be returning to the Academy next year, then you will be able to keep your Chromebook over the summer. If you are not returning to the Academy next year—then we will need to see you in the IT Office—Colby 310—today as well!

 

Attention National Honor Society members. Please check your email for summer community service opportunities. Email Mrs. McCaffrey if you are interested.

 

Last reminder to return all your library books! After today the list of overdue books will be turned over to the business office to send out bills to recover the cost of replacement. Don’t be on that list! Return your books today!

 

Do you currently have a quarter’s Driver’s Education listed on your schedule for next year? Have you requested an earlier quarter or are on the wait list HOPING to get into a quarter next year? If you said yes to one of these questions, be sure to watch your emails over the summer. Mrs. Hale will be sending emails out regarding openings soon. They are filled on a First Come First Serve bases so be on the lookout!

 

The English Department would like to encourage all students, faculty, and staff to read throughout the summer. Whether you are interested in graphic novels, young adult fiction, literary classics, or current fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, you are bound to find a book that will transport, challenge, enlighten, and/or entertain you. Please ask your teachers for their suggestions and know that our librarians are happy to help you select a book. Students who have signed up for AP Language or AP Literature & AP Research should see Mr. Jolliffe about specifics for this summer’s required reading. Choices include Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishigura, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandell, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, and the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Students who have signed up for AP Seminar are reading Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer this summer. See Ms. Drew if you would like to borrow a copy. We wish you all a safe and restful summer. Read!

 

Attention rising sophomores, juniors and seniors: Are you interested in learning about sustainability on small family farms through hands-on experiences? How about sharpening your ballet or modern dance technique? Or preparing for AP Calculus in the fall with a Pre-Calculus course? You should check out SJA’s Summer Academic Session course offerings. We are offering 12 different in-person classes for local students (along with 2 virtual classes for our boarding students). These classes will run for either four or five weeks and students can earn credits by passing them. With classes offered from almost every department on campus you’ll be sure to find something you’ll love! Please email Mr. Baker in admissions at David.Baker@STJLabs.com for more information!

 

Students, it is the last day of school and many of you have calculators that need to be returned. Please drop off your calculator in one of the following locations – to your teacher, in Mr. Kinsella’s office in Severance 26 (by the elevator), or in the Capstone office on the 2nd floor of Colby. Also, a reminder, there is a $100 fee for unreturned calculators, so don’t forget to drop it off today!

 

Thank you to the folks who participated in the National Honor Society’s Virtual 10K! We had nine teams running and walking during the month of April for nine different charities: The SJA Assistance Fund, NEK Habitat for Humanity, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, The Lund Family Center, Umbrella, Kingdom Animal Shelter, The Alzheimer’s Association, The American Cancer Society, and the American Red Cross. In total, our teams raised $6000!!! Congratulations and thank you for your time, energy, and commitment to these worthy organizations! A big thank you to Chef Hale for his additional donation to all the charities from the money he made tuning bikes for faculty and staff earlier in the semester. This is a special community of people with big hearts who are committed to doing good and helping others. Keep sharing the love!

 

Are you interested in delving deeper into science, perhaps trying out some science-doing not possible in a traditional class? Do you have a science fair project you want the freedom to pursue? Do you have a passion to learn more about bats or riparian ecosystems or building structures that lift, hold, throw or catch objects? Is writing secret codes, solving crimes, or understanding the workings of genetic diversity tugging at your mind? Want to meet and work with peers with similar passions?  Then come to the Science Competitions information session Thursday at 3:15 on Zoom. Contact Mr. Eckel for a Zoom link at edwin.eckel@stjlabs.com. Get all the curiosity driven summer satisfaction you desire!

 

Finally- it wouldn’t be right without ending the year with a joke from Mr. Camelio…Did you know that with so many sporting events canceled, they have begun to televise the World Oragami Championships? Are you curious where it can be seen? Well, paper-view of course! 😊

 

Happy Birthday today to Dustin Degreenia, Nicholas Reed, Logan Burgess, and David Kantor!

 

VARSITY SOFTBALL/BASEBALL vs. HARTFORD 4:30, please release the teams at 2:00

BOYS VARSITY ULTIMATE @ RICE 4:00, please release the team at 12:30

GIRLS ULTIMATE @ LYNDON INSTITUTE 4:30

 

The Science Olympiad team completed their season Saturday at the Nationals, held online. Notable accomplishments were those of Luke Young-Xu and Aurora Achilles in Forensics; Anita Surmacz and Ida Berghaell in Anatomy & Physiology; Luke Young-Xu and Ellie Syn in Water Quality; and Luke (again!) and Myles Thornton-Sherman in Chem lab. All four pairs were in the top 50 in the Nation in their events! Luke and Myles have been part of Science Olympiad for four years and have set a standard of team-oriented achievement for us all to emulate. Congratulations to all!

 

Varsity Girls Ultimate lost to CVU, 8-7, and the Boys Ultimate team lost to Colchester, 15-9.

Boys Varsity Lacrosse lost to Colchester, 14-3.

Varsity Baseball lost to CVU, 8-1, and the JV team lost, 10-5.

Varsity Girls Lacrosse beat BFA-St. Albans, 10-9, and the JV team won, 10-3.

Varsity Softball beat CVU, 11-2.

Girls Tennis beat Essex, 5-2.

Boys Varsity Tennis beat Essex, 4-3.

 

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