May 6, 2022

A weekly update for
Cape Cod Academy families
CCA Students Inducted into the Cum Laude Society
Five Cape Cod Academy students were inducted into the Cum Laude Society at a special ceremony held at school today. CCA’s Cum Laude Society inductees are juniors and seniors who have achieved exceptional grade point averages, have been very involved in the school community, and are students that exude excellence, justice, and honor. This year’s inductees are:
Class of 2022
Hunter Kadra
Xiawei (William) Liu
Yujie (George) Zhao

Class of 2023
Amelia Sullivan
Thomas Guidoboni
They join the following current members who were inducted last year:
Catherine Clark ’22
Zhili (Sam) Dai ’22
These students join our distinguished group of faculty who are current members of the Cum Laude Society: Scott Andrews, Nancy Boyle, Amanda Hall, Philip Kenney, who is a charter member, Keith Lewison, and Jeffrey Thompson.
The Cum Laude Society is a national organization honoring scholarship and scholastic achievement. Cum Laude Society membership is considered the highest scholastic achievement at schools nationwide. (Photographed left to right, back row: Thomas Guidoboni, Sam Dai. Front row: Catherine Clark, George Zhao, Amelia Sullivan, Hunter Kadra, and William Liu.)
Upcoming Events

Friday, May 6
Senior Day & Cum Laude Ceremony

PA-Sponsored Ice Cream Truck for All Teachers and Students

Senior Trip to Fenway Park @ 4:00 p.m.

Middle School Dance @ 7:30 p.m.

Monday, May 9
Informational Meeting on College Financial Aid Postponed

Friday, May 13
Prom at Willowbend Club from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 21
Spring Gala & Auction at Oyster Harbors Club @ 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25
Spring Concert @ 6:00 p.m.

Evening of Rock @ 7:00 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre

Friday, May 27
All-School Field Day

Tuesday, May 31
Spring Sports Awards Night in the Lower School Gym
Senior Day Recognitions
In addition to the Cum Laude Induction Ceremony held today, it was Senior Day. Our middle and upper school students, along with family members, gathered at the school to celebrate the seniors.
As is the tradition, the senior class chooses a member of the graduating class to speak on their behalf. This year, the seniors selected Adam Hanna to give the Senior Speech. Following Adam’s remarks, Keeva George, Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook, made the Yearbook Dedication to Philip Kenney, Director of Student Life. Adam Hanna, Senior Class Representative, MacKenzie Balfore, Senior Class President, and Hunter Kadra, Student Council Treasurer, then presented the senior gift of a Kwanzan cherry tree that is planted near the Ungerman Library. The day wrapped up with an ice cream truck delivering treats to every student at CCA, thanks to the Parents’ Association.
Purchase Your Tickets to the Spring Gala & Auction

The Spring Gala & Auction is only two weeks away! We hope you plan to join us on Saturday, May 21 at the Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville for an evening of celebration. You can purchase your tickets here. This all-school fundraiser will feature dinner, music, plus live and silent auctions to benefit Cape Cod Academy.

A highlight of the Gala each year is bidding on our students' creative donations. Each lower school class is busy working hard to create a unique item for the auction.

Tickets are going fast. The last day to purchase tickets is May 16th.
All-School Field Day

All-School Field Day 2022 will be on Friday, May 27th from 11:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. We look forward to this tradition of wrapping up the year with camaraderie and healthy competition between our Team Blue and Team White members. 

We are looking for volunteers to help in our grill station to provide lunch for the community. Please sign up here if you can help.

If your child has grown out of his/her field day shirt, there is an inventory of replacement shirts for $10. Please email Jeff Conlon at to obtain a new shirt. If you have a question about what field day team your child is on, visit the Resource Board on our website to view the team rosters.
Thank You For Supporting the Dance Marathon

Cape Cod Academy's Community Service Organization (CSO) hosted the Dance Marathon last weekend to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation's Women's Early Detection (WED) Fund. Thanks to the generosity of so many, it was an incredibly successful event that attracted more than 200 participants!
Thank You, Parents' Association!

Cape Cod Academy's faculty sincerely thanks the Parents' Association for making Teacher Appreciation Week unforgettable! From breakfast, lunch, and treats to raffles, ice cream, and room service, this week was truly a treat for all. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!
Fifth and Eighth Graders Prepare for Next Year

Moving-Up Days for current fifth graders going to the middle school and eighth graders heading to the upper school were held this week. Our fifth graders visited sixth-grade classrooms, met teachers and students, and learned about the middle school experience. Our eighth-grade students visited ninth-grade classes to get a closer look at a day in the life of an upper school student.
CCA Students Tee It Up with Golf Simulator

Cape Cod Academy students are enjoying the new golf simulator installed at the school as part of a wellness grant. The simulator allows students to practice their golf swings year-round, tracking their ball speed and flight patterns.
Financial-Aid Informational Event Postponed

Please note that our Financial-Aid Informational Evening that was scheduled for next Monday, May 9th, has been postponed due to an illness in the presenter's family. We hope to reschedule this program to run late summer or early fall.
Middle School Dance is Tonight

All Cape Cod Academy middle school students are invited to attend the Middle School Dance on this evening from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Davis Commons at the school. Students can be dropped off and picked up at the Lower School Circle. This will be a semi-formal dance with a black-and-white theme. Snacks and drinks will be served. Tickets are currently on sale for $5 per person and can be purchased from class advisors or any student council member. 
Sixth-Graders Zoom with PhD Researcher

Last week, our sixth-grade scientists got to feel like they were traveling to the Amazon by hearing from PhD researcher, Chloe Fouilloux. She is a French-American scientist currently living in Finland studying the ecology and evolution of poison dart frogs in French Guiana. The kids loved the presentation!
Poem in Your Pocket

Each year in April, our lower school students celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day. April is National Poetry Month. This event began in New York City in 2002 and is sponsored by the Academy of Poets. Last Friday, all lower school students had poems in their "pockets"; one they wrote or one they copied from a poetry book to share. The classes met in small groups in the Poem Garden (created and decorated by middle school seminar students and Mrs. Atwater's fifth-grade class) with different grades participating at the same time. Not only did the students get to share their poems, but they made new friends, too.
Athletes In The News
Congratulations to Ella Bartolomei '24 who was selected to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island regional girls lacrosse team rosters for the 2022 US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament. Open to high school-aged students in MA and RI, the qualification process included 20 selectors from Massachusetts and Rhode Island evaluating each of the girls in seven different drills that covered a variety of play scenarios and scrimmages.
Congratulations to Jaeden Greenleaf '22 who was selected to the The Boston Globe's 2021-22 Boys' Basketball All-Scholastics and to the Boston Herald's Boys' Basketball All-Scholastics and League All-Stars. Jaeden ended his career 17th on the state's all-time scoring list. He will be attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the fall.
Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week (left to right): Jenna Marsh '25, Girls' Lacrosse; Aidan Peck '22, Sailing; and Adam Hanna '22, Sailing.
Next Week's Sports Schedules

Spring sports are underway. Please review the upcoming schedules here:
Only Two Weeks Left of After-School Sports

Cape Cod Academy is offering students in kindergarten through grade 5 the opportunity to participate in sports and games after school. Our classes feature a variety of activities that take place Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Price is $100 per week.

May 9-12: Field Day Games
May 16-19: Your Choice Week
Registration is Open for Summer Programs

Cape Cod Academy is pleased to announce that registration is open for a variety of summer programs that will take place on our campus. Science, arts & crafts, coding, cooking, swimming, academic, fitness, and a variety of sports camps are among the offerings. Check out our website for registration and details.
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