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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Girls Varsity Soccer Team Wins 2018 RVAL Sportsmanship Award

The girls varsity soccer team was awarded the 2018 RVAL Sportsmanship Award, an award voted upon by their opponents throughout the season. A big thanks to the leadership of coaches Ally Woolski and Ben Thompson and seniors Chessie RC, Calla J, Izzy B, and Lila G for modeling a wonderful balance of competitiveness, good humor, […]

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Studio Block Close Ups, Week of October 29

          Students are engaged in a wide variety of visual arts this semester, including painting, frame loom weaving, and ceramics, under the direction of talented painters, fiber artists and ceramicists.           As well, our music students practice with instructors who are talented local and nationally known musicians […]

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Sports Recap, Week of October 29

On Monday the Co-ed JV soccer team tied Four Rivers Charter Public School 2-2 in an exciting final game of the season.  Trailing 2-0 in the first half, the Aardvarks scored the last two goals of the game on shots by Atticus R and Charlie P.  Anders G-B made seven saves in goal and both Sam […]

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Sports Recap, Week of October 22

On Wednesday, the Girls Varsity Soccer team lost 2-1 to Stoneleigh Burnham, but the girls really brought their energy to the field. Chessie, who usually plays as a great defender, scored the team’s lone goal and had many great shots on net. Calla, who usually plays as a great striker, kept our defense strong and […]

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