Academy news & updates
December 2022
Celebrating the Academy Experience
Organ Day & Other Campus Activities
The 19th year of Organ Day for our seventh-graders took place in early November as Dr. Andy Bezant welcomed 10 doctors to his classroom. A total of three sessions brought the entire seventh grade class through the rotation that included interacting with lungs, ankles, leg bones and much more to help educate the students on how the human body is formed and processes. Learn more and view photos from this event by clicking here. For coverage of other recent campus events, click on the following links:
Spring & Winter After School Activities
Winter and Spring offerings in our ASA (After School Activities) program can be viewed here. Each activity runs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Registration opens for winter classes at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 5 (look for registration button on this page). Spring ASA registration will open at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1.
Celebration of Leadership Speaker
We recently welcomed Dr. Brian Greene – theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author and professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University – to campus as part of our Celebration of Leadership. Dr. Greene spoke to our upper-schoolers about science phenomenon and discovery, complete with interactive visuals from his work with an award-winning NOVA miniseries (view photos). Dr. Greene then answered questions from students before spending a fun and informative evening with Annual Fund leadership donors at COSI. More from this donor appreciation event will be shared soon!
Thanksgiving Events on Campus
Gwen Nzimiro, an upper school librarian and Academy parent, created a Thanksgiving video that was used to help explain the holiday during a lower school assembly. Kindergartners received a special surprise when their senior buddies joined them to decorate “turkeys” (apples) with candies and marshmallows. And our tech theatre students enjoyed their final “Techsgiving” gathering with retiring theatre director Scott Dillon.
Empty Bowls/Soup for Shelter
All are invited to join us next Friday, December 9, for the annual Empty Bowls/Soup for Shelter at the Otterbein University Campus Center from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and include bottomless soup, bread, beverage, cookie and your choice of a handcrafted bowl made by a Columbus Academy ceramics student. Click here to purchase tickets online or see Christy Bening in person to buy. For more details about this partnership, click here. Also, click on the link below for more news from our service department:
6th Annual Student Art Show
The 6th Annual Student Art Show is currently on display in our Morris Hall Art Gallery! Next time you are on campus, be sure to stop by and see selected works from lower, middle and upper school art students who have painted, photographed and designed outstanding pieces. Scroll through this gallery of pictures to get a sneak peak! In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing more from the recent choir, band and orchestra performances but in the meantime click on the following links for previews of those concerts.
Winter Sports Are Underway
Our 2022-23 winter sports program can now be viewed by clicking here. This season we have 138 student-athletes competing at the freshman, junior varsity and varsity levels for basketball, bowling, ice hockey, swimming & diving and wrestling as well as hundreds more on our middle school and youth teams. In addition to the links below, check out more sports coverage on Instagram @academyvikings. Go Vikes!
Alumni & Faculty/Staff in the News
“You are not only an incredible director but an actor, too,” said senior Vaanika Jindal to Scott Dillon after the final performance of our fall play. “We all just thank you from the bottom of our hearts so much for being our mentor and our friend.” Dill, as he is affectionately known to students and colleagues alike, is retiring at the end of this school year. In addition to the curtain call and tribute to Dill, you can view the “Little Women” photo gallery and assembly teaser scene. Click on the following links for more faculty/staff and alumni news: