Headmaster’s Newsletter

Daily Bulletin | Wednesday

November 3, 2021

Calling all College Bound Hilltoppers! The following colleges have visits today: Pace University, Westchester Campus at 10am in Colby Conf. Room; Saint Anslem College at 11:30am in Colby Conf. Room. 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 college visit. You are also required to return to class after the completion of the visit, attendance is turned into the main office.


The following colleges will have visits tomorrow: Dalhousie University, University of California-Santa Barbara, and Salve Regina University. Be sure to visit Naviance to sign up for all college visits.


There is a mandatory meeting for anyone trying out for the boys’ basketball teams this winter today at 3:45pm in Alumni Gym. If you cannot make the meeting, please email Coach Davis (bdavis@stjacademy.org). This meeting is intended for students who are going to try out for the Varsity, JV-A or JV-B team. If you are a boarding student only interested in playing international basketball, then you do not need to attend.


Interested in job opportunities in Vermont? Check in with Mr. Carr via email at acarr@stjacdemy.org for more information on the virtual Vermont Job Fairs.


The Gender and Sexuality Union meets today after school in Colby 207. 


Come check out the Maker Space today after conference period with Codecraft Club. We’ve got a 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, handheld 3D pens, electronics supplies and more, and the help you need to make your idea happen. The Maker Space is on the first floor of Streeter, behind the cafeteria and across from the wood shop.


Attention writers and photographers: come to the Black Box tomorrow at 3:30 for a talk given by visiting artist Shanta Lee Gander. Ms. Gander will be sharing her inspirations for her poetry, her photography, and her work in investigative journalism. She will be signing copies of her prizewinning book, Ghettoclaustrophia, after the event. Copies cost $18. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity!  


Attention to members of Writers’ Block: our club will be meeting this week in the Black Box Theater in Morse in order to attend the special talk given by visiting artist and writer Shanta Lee Gander. See you there!


Salsa Steps will meet after conference period today in Newell 25. Please join us as we explore more salsa and other steps. Come get a little exercise and have fun dancing!


Badminton meets today in the Field House right after Conference Period. 


Everybody loves birthdays… and you can help make sure that every kid in our community can celebrate theirs! Senior Hannah Angell has partnered with NEKCA (Northeast Kingdom Community Action) and SCOPE to create “Birthday Bash” bags for underprivileged children in our community. We’ll be collecting items over the next month with the goal to create at least 100 birthday parties for area children. Drop off birthday donations like cake mix, frosting, candles, balloons, as well as birthday-themed plates, napkins, cutlery, or other decorations in either of the two “Birthday Bash” boxes — located in front of Mrs. Angell’s classroom, Streeter 240, and outside of Campus Life in Colby Hall. All donations — big and small — are welcome! Together, we can make every child’s birthday special. Thanks, St J!


Attention sophomores and juniors: if you’re a creative writer, you might be interested in sending a submission to the prestigious Kenyon Review young writers’ contest.  All applications are due by November 30. Please see Mrs. Mackenzie in Ranger 110 or email her at “jennifer.mackenzie@stjlabs.com” if you would like more information.


Join Math club next week for many major competitions. Next Monday, November 8th, the Math Club will host Round 2 of the New England Math League. Next Wednesday, November 10th, the Math Club will host the American Math Competition. And next, next Monday, November 15th, the Math Club will host the ASMA Competition 1. See you in Fuller Basement at 3:30 for these competitions!


Happy Birthday today to Brady Olden, and a special Happy Birthday to Greer Kennedy from the Baker advisory and to Aden Marcotte from the Smith Advisory!


Varsity Volleyball lost to CVU in the quarterfinals in 4 sets; however, beat CVU in one of the sets for the first time ever. Congratulations to the team on an awesome season!


Varsity Field Hockey lost to Hartford, 1-0. Thank you to the seniors for all your hard work, dedication, and leadership this season! 


Varsity Football lost to Essex, 27-13 in a hard-fought quarterfinal game on Friday.


Congratulations to the following Boys’ Varsity Soccer players for their end of the season awards: Murphy Young All-State,1st team All-Metro, Liam Laidlaw 2nd Team All-Metro, Tucker Chapman Honorable Mention All-Metro, and Jorge Trade Honorable Mention All-Metro.


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