On Saturday, November 2, 2019, in a ceremony at Stowe’s Lodge at Spruce Peak, John Brodhead, 1962 graduate of Vermont Academy and captain of the ski team in his senior year, was inducted into the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.
On Sunday, November 17, Vermont Academy students attended the Youth Climate Congress at the Vermont State House in Montpelier with Director of Environmental Programs & Sustainability, Ms. Chrstine Armiger.
Vermont Academy students created bowls for the 21st Annual Empty Bowl dinner on Sunday, November 4th. The dinner benefits the food programs at Our Place Drop-In Center in Bellow Falls and is their biggest fundraiser.
On Halloween, students in Ms. Armiger's classes worked throughout the day to harvest and prepare two wholesome and delicious soups that were served to Saxtons River families following the annual parade of costumes.
Immersive Journalism is a controversial new trend in news media. With immersive journalism, the news source creates a virtual reality platform for the reader so that they can experience the story in a more dynamic way.
On Monday, October 21, 2019, Vermont Academy hosted its annual flag ceremony honoring the countries which make up our community. Students, faculty, and staff carried flags from 18 countries into Community Meeting.
Students, faculty and staff welcomed over a hundred alumni and their family members to campus for the 2019 Vermont Academy Reunion Weekend. Warm, sunny weather and early fall foliage embraced the attendees as they strolled from event to event
On October 30th International Students Coordinator, Ms. Cynthia Murphy will be presenting a workshop at the NAFSA (National Association of Foreign Student Advisors) Region XI conference in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Each spring, a few faculty members move on to other opportunities, and each fall, we welcome some new faces to campus. We are thrilled to introduce the stellar crop of new teachers and administrators. As well as introduce some old faculty into new roles on campus.
Vermont Academy has a tradition of honoring faculty, administrators and staff for their service to our school. We are so proud of our community and the fact that really, everyone is a teacher in some way since teaching moments abound both inside and outside of the classroom.
The long standing Vermont Academy spring tradition, the spoon game, has begun! While many students and faculty are enjoying the warmer weather others are holding their plastic spoons tight and on high alert until 10:30 p.m. every day.
As the calendar flipped to April and the last of the snow melted from our ’77 Snow Park, spring trimester coursework and activities filled the thoughts of our Wildcats. Spring is a short season on our hilltop but it is filled with traditions including our Earth Day celebration, Spring Arts Weekend, and specifically for our graduating class, the Kickoff to Graduation dinner.
The Vermont Academy Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) will sponsor the second annual Day of Silence on April 30th, a student-led national event where folks take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school.
In AP Physics class students are reviewing various topics and performing lab experiments to help them remember materials for the upcoming AP test. One of the topics students are reviewing is that of circular motion.
Our first week of the spring trimester began appropriately with an all-school presentation of Thaw: A Conversation in Words and Imagery an installation created by artist and VA faculty Evie Lovett and local poet Diana Whitney.
The Vermont Academy Dance Team had their final performance at the Winter Cabaret on Friday, February 22 in the Nita Choukas Theater. This year’s performance was an energetic celebration of inclusion and community. All six numbers showcased the dancer's hard work over the course of the winter trimester.
On Thursday, February 21st and Saturday, February 23 rd the Vermont Academy community witnessed two original plays one written and directed Miranda Fuller ’19 and the other written by the members of the Theater Arts Winter Activity, Sarah Annis ’20, Jake Campbell ’21, Miranda Fuller ’19, Mo Hughes ’19, Annie Moore ’21 and Lance Zhang ’19.
Elizabeth Pitts '22, Trevor Palmiotto ’21, Caroline Keller ’20, and Svent Bossart ’19 Congratulations to Vermont Academy's Wildcats of the Month, the key contributors to Vermont Academy's athletic and afternoon activities programs for January 2019.
On Tuesday, January 29th and Wednesday, January 30th Julian Leon from the Vermont Energy Education Project (VEEP) visited Vermont Academy to teach students in Ms. Christine Armiger’s AP Environmental class and Mr. Nate Williams Physics classes about renewable energy.
Cynthia Murphy, English Teacher, and Diversity/Inclusion Coordinator
One of the challenges as an educator, especially a white educator, in a primarily white school, in a primarily white state, is to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr day in a way that is authentic. Carly Fox and I decided this year to focus on Martin Luther King Jr and his legacy of social activism.
Every year our tenth-grade students, as well as a handful of eleventh and twelfth graders, participate in Poetry Out Loud, a National Recitation Contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
On January 5th and 6th, Vermont Academy held the sixth annual 24-Hour Play Festival. The 24-hour clock began on Saturday at 7 p.m. with all participants gathering in the Nita Choukas Theater to receive their assignments, themes, and props. This year Mr. Dan Burmester, Head of Theater Arts, changed the parameters and gave each troupe their own inspiration and four to five props to get their creative juices flowing.