March 22, 2022
Students Attend Norwich University Summit

Mr. Ehrean and a group of students attended Norwich University's Peace and War Summit. This year's theme was "Deciphering the Russian Riddle: National Interests and Geopolitical Competitions." Attendees participated in panels focused on various aspects of Russia's international behavior and internal and external factors that influence it.

Attending the event were Theodora Montague, Max Weber, Liam Markey, Payton Molleur, Wenxu Tang, Eric Chen, William Kimber, Ceylin Sutcu, Zhihao Zhang, Hannah MacDonald, Hannah Angell, Qingyue Li, and Zhe Jiang
SJA Community Rallies Around Ukraine

Earlier this month, the SJA community came together in an effort to support the people of Ukraine. Mr. Ehrean, Director of the Colwell Center for Global Understanding, spoke in Chapel about Ukraine and the current events. Later that week, Mr. Jolliffe spoke about an alum from Ukraine who he is in contact with and shared their struggles just to stay safe on a day-to-day basis.

We ended the week with a Variety Day in which $1,800 was collected and will be
donated to Save the Children. This total represents the largest amount collected on campus in several years.
Brantview Spruce Trees Given New Life

In January 2018, contractors removed eleven over-mature spruce trees from Brantview Lawn, where they had grown for over one hundred years. Safety concerns that the trees would grow weaker and slowly collapse under their weight necessitated their removal and replacement with disease-resistant elm trees. Their removal at that time also meant that the lumber from the trees was still sound enough for building projects.

Those same trees have begun a new life as Capstone podiums four years later.

To view a video created by Mr. Shea of the whole process, click here.
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Wednesday, March 23
Virtual Junior Night, 6:30 PM
This event is for members of the Junior Class and their families, to introduce them to the college application progress. Information and a Zoom link will be emailed to students and families.

Friday, March 25
SBAC Testing for all Vermont Ninth Graders, 8:30 AM

Thursday, March 31
Virtual Meet the Teacher Conference, 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Friday, April 1
Virtual Meet the Teacher Conference, 8:00 - Noon

SBAC Testing for all Vermont Ninth Graders, 8:30 AM

Friday, April 8
VTSA Testing for all Vermont 11th Graders

Sunday, April 10
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 3:00 PM, Fuller Hall

Thursday, April 14
Spring Fashion Show
Mr. Bugbee's Intro to Construction students take a break to show off their latest shed project.
The Hilltones performed during Chapel in Fuller Hall last week. To see them perform, click here.
Mr. Stark and his students took advantage of the fine weather last week to get outside and learn to identify trees by their bark.
Thank you to everyone who donated blood last week. The fact it was also St. Patrick's Day lent a little more fun to the event.
Current members of the National Honor Society gathered for a group photo last week. The newest members will be inducted on Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 PM in Fuller Hall.
During her Chapel talk last week, senior Austen Babcock encouraged the SJA community to wear mismatched socks to celebrate World Downs Syndrome Day on Monday. Members of the Admissions team were happy to help.
Senior Madison Flanagan is analyzing the model organism C. elegans as part of her Capstone project in the school's newly designated independent science studies lab.
Mr. Walker and the cast of Mama Mia did a read-through of the script for the first time on Monday. Performances of Mama Mia are scheduled for May 20-22 in Fuller Hall. Showtimes and ticket info will be available soon.
Spring practice opened for all athletes on Monday with track and boys' ultimate getting outside first. The season opens on April 5.