SJA News - September 6, 2023


Thursday, September 14

Semester 1 Meet the Teachers Night, 6:30 PM

Friday, September 22

Feeding the Community Walk, 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.

Athletics Calendar

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Around Campus

Aides to Senator Sanders Visit CTE Department

Staff members with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ office visited campus on August 30 to speak with students and faculty in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department. During the visit, a mix of day and boarding students shared their candid thoughts about the program and the successes they have achieved through the training and opportunities offered by the various programs. 


Some students listed the benefits of CTE programs that offer creative problem-solving, like entrepreneurship, and the ability to work with their hands, as in automotive and electrical classes. Others mentioned the benefits of being engaged with their classmates to meet goals and solve problems.


For some students, the benefits from the program have been learning what they don’t want to do. Senior Kadynce DeWees-Crane had planned to enter the field of veterinary medicine. After an internship with a local veterinary clinic, Kadence realized that she wanted to do something different and now plans to join the military in a medical capacity.

Headmaster Sharon Howell said, “It was compelling to hear from students taking courses across Career and Technical Education, from electrical to human services to automotive, talking about their many motivations for doing so. And of course, it’s so impressive to hear about the skills and mindsets they are developing here. I’m beyond proud of these award-winning programs, and proud that as a comprehensive school we make academics and experiential learning available for all our students.”


Senator Sanders is the Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

Nomadic Photo Ark Project Visits Campus

Mrs. Prevost and her photo students welcomed the Nomadic Photo Ark, billed as a "roaming black and white darkroom and art studio" to campus on Friday. Monica and Adam, the couple behind the project have been traveling the country creating an audiovisual archive of the people they meet. At the end of the day, Monica used her 8x10 Kodak Master Field Camera to capture an image of the group. To see more photos from Friday, click here. To learn more about Nomadic Photo Ark, follow this link.

Outing Club Tackles the Mountains

Mr. Holden, Mr. Lipson, and fifteen students traveled to Kinsman Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for a day of climbing. Click here to see photos and videos from this weekend's adventure and past outings.

Heating and Plumbing Classes Begin at SJA

SJA's new Heating and Plumbing instructor Jeffrey Roberts instructs his students on the fundamentals of plumbing during a recent class.

Cheerleaders Have the Spirit

The cheerleaders supported the team at Thursday's football game against Hartford. Click here to see more photos.

Varsity Football Hosts Hartford in Season Opener

The Varsity Football team held their season opener on Thursday against Hartford. Photos from the game can be viewed here.

JV Volleyball vs. CVU

The Volleyball teams hosted CVU on Friday night in their home openers. Photos from the JV game can be viewed here.

Varsity Volleyball Downs Burlington

Photos from Varsity Volleyball's win over Burlington on Tuesday can be viewed here.

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