September 21, 2020
As We Judge

“The poet judges not as the judge judges, but as the sun falling around a helpless thing.”
Walt Whitman, Preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855

As the country mourns the death last Friday of pioneering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I am thinking about judges—and about judgement. I think most educators would agree that good judgement is one of the things we try to teach students, because it determines so much about how our lives unfold, and also determines how effectively we can find truth in a confusing world. But we also might agree that judging others—particularly making snap judgements—is one of the traps we would like to help young people avoid.

Get the latest information about our school opening plans.
We’ve developed a thoughtful, responsible, and balanced plan for opening the 2020-2021 school year. Check this link often for the most up-to-date information.

SJA Announces Three New Faculty and Five New Staff
St. Johnsbury Academy announces the addition of three new faculty and five new staff members to start the 2020-2021 school year.

St. Johnsbury Academy Alum Named Director of SJA Theatre
There is a saying that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. That journey can lead you a long way from home, but it can also, eventually, lead you back home.

Tuesday, September 22
Underclassmen Photos
Student photo schedules and order form can be viewed here.

Wednesday, September 23
Underclassmen Photos

Thursday, September 24
Underclassmen Photos

Friday, September 25
No classes—Faculty In-Service Day
Students in Mr. Reis’ drawing and painting classes were able to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather to get outside and refine their landscape techniques.
Mr. Roberts’ electricity students have been gaining on-site experience by wiring a new house. They will be responsible for running the wires and installing outlets and light fixtures. View more photos from the job here.
The library staff has created another one of their fantastic displays. This one is titled, "The Sequel is coming!"
Bob Jenks, of The Jenks Studio of Photography, is on campus this week to capture underclassmen photos. Bob is a member of the Class of 1977. Schedules for student photos and an order form can be viewed here.