March 30, 2021
Love Those the Most that Need it the Most

This was the message our community learned from the words and actions lived out by Melissa Jenkins. For those of you who didn’t have a chance to know her, Ms. Jenkins was a wonderful woman, mother, teacher, dorm proctor, coach, and friend. Tragically, she was taken from us far too soon. Her message however, resonated with all of us as we grieved the loss of such a wonderful person in March of 2012. Today, I honor her memory by wearing pink—a symbol of our commitment to continue living out her message of loving those who need it the most.

Lenzini Named Baseball Coach

St. Johnsbury Academy has announced the hiring of John Lenzini as the varsity baseball coach. Lenzini will take over for Marc Choiniere, who retired after six seasons in the position. Choiniere's teams won 57 games during that time and were the Division I champions in 2016 when they went 13-3 in the regular season. Marc earned the Metro Coach of the Year award in 2016.


Tuesday, MARCH 30
SJA open Forum with Dr. Sharon Howell, 6:30 PM
Dr. Sharon Howell will host a virtual forum to discuss school protocols and answer parent questions. Parents are asked to check their emails for instructions for registering for the event.

Tuesday, MARCH 30
Virtual Meet the Coaches, 7:45 PM
This meeting is required for all athletes, but parents are encouraged to join as well. The meeting will include information about the season, including COVID protocols. Parents will also have an opportunity to connect with prospective spring coaches in breakout rooms. Students and parents are asked to check their emails for instructions for registering for the event.

Wednesday, MARCH 31
SJA 8th Grade Family Night Webinar, 7:00 PM
Join representatives from the St. Johnsbury Academy Academics and Campus Life departments to learn about the SJA Freshman Experience and prepare to schedule your 2021-2022 classes. Parents are asked to check their emails for instructions for registering for the event.

Mrs. Darling and a group of current and former students participated in the Vermont Animation Festival through NVU-Lyndon. Yinan "Mavis" Lin '20 won in the Traditional Media category. Sarah Fickes '19 won the Best Super Short category. In addition to Mrs. Darling, current students Lauren Trombley (the above photo is from her animation), and Yao Zhou submitted their work. Each of the videos can be viewed in this compilation from the event.
With last week's unseasonably warm temperatures, PE students got a chance to take their classes outside.