November 9, 2021
Emmet Quinn Named 2021 VT History Teacher of the Year

St. Johnsbury Academy's Emmet Quinn has been named the 2021 State History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation's leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education.

In 2021, parents, students, teachers, and administrators nationwide nominated a record 8,510 teachers for the History Teacher of the Year Award.

Steve Jolliffe Receives University of Chicago Outstanding
Educator Award

St. Johnsbury Academy’s Steven Jolliffe has received the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award. Mr. Jolliffe serves as the Academy’s English Department Chair; and teaches AP Research, AP Literature and Composition, and AP Language and Composition; and ran the AP Summer Institute for Teachers for over a decade.

CTE Students of the Quarter

Corrected Caption: The following students have been selected as Career and Technical Education students of the quarter by their teachers: Front row (l-r): Daniel Brennan (Intro. to Business), Garrett Olcott (Electricity I), Allie Beliveau (Culinary 1), Silas Pearson (Finance), Craig Stephenson (Intro. to Welding). Middle row: Cody Langmaid (Culinary 2), Lorcan Sargent (Entrepreneurship 1), Jason Waldman (Entrepreneurship 2), Robert Stone (Automotive Technology 2), Ashton Fischer (Electricity II), Camryn Bunnell (Automotive Technology 1). Back row: Jacob Fucci (Intro. to Construction), Makenna Emmons (Intro. to Culinary Arts), Emily Kostruba (Human & Professional Services), Logan Burgess (Woodworking), Wyatt Roy (Intro. to Woodworking), Jonas Minot (Intro. to Automotive Technology). Missing from photo: Jack Lawson (Welding), Scott Berry III (Construction Technology), Dylan Miller (Work-Based Learning), Hollyn Bradshaw (Career Exploration).
We have several Adult Education courses beginning this month, including two classes on Effective Employee Evaluations (part of our leadership series), and Chef B will be teaching Perfect Pies & Thanksgiving Desserts on November 23. To learn more, click here

We are always looking for new teachers and class ideas! If you have a special skill, interest, or hobby, you might qualify to become a St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education instructor or guest teacher. Share your ideas, expertise, and enthusiasm with your community. To get started, contact Director of Adult Education Sandra Mings-Lamar by email, or phone at (802) 748-7738.

Wednesday, November 17
Virtual Winter Meet the Coaches, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, November 19
Thanksgiving break begins on November 19 and classes will resume on Monday, November 29.

Wednesday, December 8
Holiday Concert, Alumni Gymnasium, 7:00 p.m.
A member of the Codecraft Club uses a 3D pen to create a 3D "drawing." In Codecraft Club, students have faculty and peer support to pursue personal projects that make use of the suite of tools available in the Sweeney Applied Engineering Center (maker space). Projects typically focus on digital design and rapid prototyping using tools like our 3d printer, laser and vinyl cutters, professional design software, computer programming, and electronics bench.
Mrs. Mackenzie's AP Literature classes welcomed Shanta Lee Gander into their classroom last week. Ms. Gander is a poet, novelist, investigative reporter, and photographer from southern Vermont who shared some of her poetry and story ideas with the classes. In the afternoon. Ms. Gander spoke to a larger group in the Black Box Theater.
Students in Mr. Stark's Introduction to Woodworking class are putting the final touches on their table projects.
Math Club competed in Contest 2 of the New England Math League this week.
Students in Ms. Laverty's Accelerated Robotics class are building Clawbots.