SJA Summer Educational Symposium

Daily Bulletin | Wednesday

May 26, 2021

Green 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 stop in and grab them. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Legendre in the Headmaster’s Office.

 

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—by tomorrow! 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 – by tomorrow as well!

 

Attention Seniors: We are very close to having a class song. Two songs: The Beatles “Here Comes the Sun” and Rascal Flatts “Life is a Highway” are the final contenders. Please check your stjlabs email and cast your vote for Class Song by the end of school today.

 

Last reminder to return all your library books! After next week 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 this week!

 

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!

 

Students, it is the last week 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!

 

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!

 

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!

 

Why did the chicken read the book? Because reading is great. The final library display of the year is up, and it’s a weird one. If you are interested in old barns and bridges, chickens reading books, Vermont farms and farmers, eggs, or books with the word “feather” in the title, this one’s for you. Learn how to make a tiny house, identify a bird, get back to the land. Explore the groovy world of owls and the best of the Vermont Collection. “It’s a Weird One,” now on display in the library. 

 

BOYS TENNIS vs. ESSEX 2:45, please release the team at 1:45

GIRLS TENNIS vs. ESSEX 4:45

BOYS VARSITY LACROSSE @ U-32 4:30, please release the team at 2:00

 

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