Headmaster’s Newsletter

Daily Bulletin | Tuesday

September 20, 2022

White Day


All 9th Grade Seminar classes are meeting in the library today. Please go directly to the library, not to your normal classroom!


Attention Juniors — tomorrow after chapel we will have our class photo taken in the amphitheater with Mr. Legge!


Attention International Students — The registration deadline for the October 15th TOEFL is this Friday, September 23rd. Any student needing to take the October 15th TOEFL should stop by the Guidance Office to register with Mrs. McCaffrey.


Calling all College Bound Hilltoppers! The following colleges have visits today: Mount Holyoke College at 11 am and Boston University at 12 pm, both in the Colby Conf. Room; Dickinson College at 1 pm in the Mayo Lounge; and Nichols College at 1:30pm and Syracuse University at 2pm in the Colby Conf. Room. The following colleges have visits tomorrow in the Colby Conf. Room: Simmons University at 10 am, Northeastern University at 11 am, Keene State College at 12 pm, Tulane University of Louisiana at 1 pm, and Utica College at 2 pm. Be sure to sign up for their visits on Naviance and to view all details. If you are scheduled to be in class during the time of the visit, please check in with your teacher before coming to the visit.  You are also required to return to class after the visit and attendance is turned into the Main Office.


An informational meeting for the Academy’s Biomedical Certificate program will be held today after school in Streeter 248. Can’t make the meeting but want to know more? Get in touch with Dr. Desjardins or Dr. Sayarath in the Science department.


Interested in Traveling to India in April 2023? Please come to the informational meeting this Wednesday at 3:30 in Tinker House. 


Students who want to go on an Academy domestic or international trip but who cannot afford such an experience may apply for one of the three scholarships that are being offered this year. Each scholarship covers the full cost of an Academy trip. In order to apply, please pick up an application form from one of the following locations: The Headmaster’s Office, Mr. Ehrean’s office in the Colwell Center, or from Mrs. Gary in the front office of the Morse Center. The completed applications must be returned to Mr. Ehrean no later than September 30. If you have questions, please reach out to Mr. Ehrean.


If you missed the meeting for the Iceland trip, but are still interested, make sure you check in with Mr. Weiss in Colby 209 as soon as possible. Paperwork needs to be in by the end of the week. 


Juniors and seniors who are interested in international affairs and other international topics and who are interested in meeting people who are experts on such topics should consider joining the Colwell Scholars. This group will meet with guests who are invited to the Academy to share their stories and insights. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this, please meet with Mr. Ehrean after school on Wednesday in Ranger 115.


The “Make it Better” club will meet today right after conference period in Ranger 212. Today we’ll be organizing our birthday bash bag project for local kids, and we’ll continue to plan out our anti-stress space for students to visit on campus. Have an idea you’d like to pitch? Please come share with us! 3:35 today. Ranger 212. See you there!


Mountain Bikers: check your stjlabs email today for essential information for our club rides this week. Please email Mr. Bentley by the end of the day today to reserve your spot on the bus.


The chess club will meet today at Streeter Beach. Check out the club and see the new giant chess set in action!


The Outing Club will meet today in Newell 12 at 3:30. Anyone interested in the Outing Club and going on really amazing outdoor adventures should come! Our meeting will be around 25 minutes long and we will brainstorm trip ideas and discuss some best practice principles for when we’re enjoying nature! Again, anyone with a passion for the outdoors is welcome to join us in Newell 12 at 3:30 this afternoon. Dare to explore!


Ever think about what it would be like to be a US Senator or House member? A Supreme Court Justice? The Secretary of Defense? How about getting the chance to re-write the constitution? The previous rhetorical sentences no doubt left you with the irrepressible feeling that the answer is yes! So, if you are interested in US Government, our political system, our constitution, and our history, Harvard Model Congress is what you were looking for all along. Harvard Model Congress is a 4-day simulation of the entire US Government. This year’s Conference takes place in February of 2023 in Boston. For more information, and to get signed up for this exciting opportunity, see Mr. Weiss in Colby 209, and come to an informational meeting this Thursday, September 22nd after Conference Period.


What’s the only thing better than hiking up to catch a stunning foliage view? Taking a dip in the lake afterward to cool off! Join the Outing Club on Saturday, September 24th for an exploration of Mt. Pisgah and Lake Willoughby. First, we will work up a sweat on a beautiful hike, where we will be rewarded with some of the best views in the Kingdom. Then, we will refresh ourselves in the pristine waters of Lake Willoughby. We will depart from campus at 9:00 Saturday morning and return sometime in the mid-afternoon. If you are interested, please get a permission slip from campus life and plan on attending an information meeting right after the Pep Chapel in the Alumni Gym on Friday. See Mr. Brown, Mr. Buhner, or Mr. Holden for more details.  Dare to explore!


A special Happy Birthday today to Mrs. Montague!


Yesterday afternoon, Varsity Volleyball lost to Harwood, 3-0; however, the JV team defeated Harwood, 2-0.


VARSITY/JV GIRLS SOCCER vs. BURLINGTON 4:30, please release the teams at 3:00


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