Grinnell Sessions 2019

This week students and faculty engaged in the inaugural “Grinnell Sessions” program, diving deep into areas of interests and expertise of the faculty leading each group. Topics included Art & Activism, First Aid, Audio Recording, Mythology & Theater, Museum Exploration, Fight Choreography, Fermentation, Hispanic Cultural Studies, and Board Game Development. The following will provide a glimpse into […]

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Sports Recap, Week of January 7

The Aardvarks played their first basketball game of the new year on Thursday, January 10 against the Stoneleigh Burnham JV squad. Their 40-16 win was marked by strong offense and defense by all players. Leading scorers were Ruby R (8), Cristy K (8), and Eliza B (8).  Go team!

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Sports Recap, Week of December 10

Congrats to the co-ed JV basketball team on their narrow, well-fought victory over Four Rivers last Monday. Solid defensive teamwork and good ball movement clinched the win for our team, after neck-and-neck scoring throughout.  Leading the way was Charlie P with 11 points. Atticus R had 8 and Mavis R had 4 points (and a […]

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Decorating for Polyglot, An Academy Tradition

        Students, faculty, and staff members took a little time last Friday morning to deck the halls in preparation for our annual Polyglot festivities next week. Our celebration of winter holidays will take place next Friday. Alums who are in the area are encouraged to attend – please contact the main office […]

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Mary Lyon Foundation Spelling Bee

Academy students and educators participated in the 13th annual Mary Lyon Spelling Bee at Mohawk Trail Regional Middle and High School on November 29th. The faculty team, captained by Donald Young and assisted by Cathy Valdez and Neale Gay, put up a valiant effort and were the last team eliminated in their round. They were […]

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A Visit to the Clark Art Institute

          On December 6, Intro to French students and four international students traveled to the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown to view French Impressionism, accompanied by language teachers Mme Mauri and Sra Valdez and art teacher Andrae Green.

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Drama Rehearsals Underway

        Rehearsals for Trap by Stephen Gregg began after Thanksgiving break. The cast and crew members are  working hard and keeping a low profile under the direction of Ms. Overtree, and not divulging anything about the secret plot twists and surprises in the play. Performances will be March 2, 3, 8 and 9, […]

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Veterans Day Speaker

In honor of the service of our veterans, Alec Zale ’98 spoke with students and faculty about his service as an Army Reserve medic for almost 15 months druing the Iraq War starting in 2003, including 3 months spent at Camp Chosin. Alec reflected on his time in the service and its impact on his life today.

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Fall Exhibition: 9th Grade Biology Projects

          At our Fall Exhibition of Student Work, the Academy community contributed valuable data to the 9th grade biology students’ scientific studies. Students measured a wide variety of population statistics, including skin oil levels, heart rates, risk aversions, arm strengths, jumping heights, mental math abilities, and self-reported perceptions of mood, skin […]

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