SJA News - August 30, 2023


Always Learning

As we start our new school year, and celebrate the return of our faculty, staff, students, and families, I want to express my delight that we are in session once again. After a summer of reading and thinking abstractly about students and ways to serve them well in tough times, having those students finally in front of us–dancing to Shakira at HALO, leading their peers in discussions at our Leadership Summit, singing in Chapel with the Hilltones–has been like a booster shot of hope.


I want to share with you some of what is most on my mind and introduce our theme for the 2023-2024 school year, which I can see out my window in bold letters on our Class of ‘64 sign: Always Learning.



Monday, September 4

Labor Day

No classes.

Thursday, September 14

Semester 1 Meet the Teachers Open House, 6:30 PM

Friday, September 22

Walk for Hunger, 2:30 PM

September 25 - 28

School Photos, Fuller Hall, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Order envelopes will be handed out during advisory the week of the 21st.

Around Campus

The Class of 2024 gathered for fun and games and to leave their mark in the Senior Parking Lot last week. The next morning during advisory, they returned to sign their names to their artwork. To see more photos from Wednesday morning, click here.

Students in Dr. Vorhies’ Integrated Science III class were challenged to place 18 different events on a timeline that represents the earth’s history. Examples of the events included the last ice age, the formation of the moon, and the first evidence of life on earth.

Is there any better way to start the week than with Mr. Rowe and The Hilltones? Click here to watch the performance.

Mr. Roberts and his students took advantage of Tuesday's weather to continue their tradition of community service stacking firewood. To see more photos from the afternoon, click here.

The Hilltopper MTB club was a popular stop during last week's Club and Activities Fair for students on Stowe Green. To see more photos from the event, click here.

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