It’s the anticipation, the waiting for Mr. Heller to call the winner of House Day. All of the sweat and tears were leading up to this moment. “And the winner is…!” Whether you are in Osprey, Kestrel, Nighthawk, or Peregrine, House Day is always so much fun. For those of you that don’t know what House Day is, it is a day where the four … Continue reading House Day 2018
“Annnnnddddd, CUT!” Yelled the director from the other room. The cameraman stopped immediately and gave the director a brief nod, showing that he completed the task. As most academy students’ know, Video Production is a small, but interesting class and you may think that you know everything about it. However, when you look deeper you’ll find some fascinating things that you may not have known … Continue reading Academy Insider- Video Production
It’s tragic to have to worry about your life every day at school. It is the one place that one should feel the safest, and yet now no one feels safe. On February 14, there was a school shooting in Parkland, Florida at Stoneman Douglas High School. Fourteen students and 3 teachers were shot and died on campus. This tragedy struck not only the family … Continue reading The Walkout
It’s play season! An outstanding Academy tradition that involves over half of the student body has commenced and is scheduled for March 16th and 17th. This year’s play is a story of gamblers and the women they are chasing after. Underground “crap games” are complicating relationships while also building others. Guys and Dolls is a humorous tale of Miss Adelaide, Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit, and … Continue reading The Guys and Dolls Team
Stepping up to the podium and presenting a speech publicly can be quite a daunting task, but these public speaking winners were specially chosen to do just that! After being chosen for the finals, this group of fourth through eleventh graders were personally selected out of the finalists to present a variety of speeches in front of their fellow peers. From Shakespeare to opinion pieces, … Continue reading Annual Public Speaking Assembly 2018
What is it like to be an athlete at the Academy? It doesn’t just end at Middle Division sports, it goes on, from learning the sport to playing like a pro on the Upper Division sports teams. Here’s what it’s like… Three people, from three different grades, each person with their own opinion on how difficult the transition to Upper Division sports was. Anisa Nanavati is … Continue reading Making The Transition
Is it too much pressure for a Middle Division athlete to play on a Varsity team? Typically, 5th-8th graders play on a Middle Division team and the 9th-12th grades play on a Varsity team. However, more Middle Division students are finding themselves in the “big leagues” of Varsity sports. This could be because of a shortage of Varsity players, or these athletes are amazing at … Continue reading Under Pressure?
Why did the math book look so sad? Because it had so many problems… Ok, seriously, Math can be fun, and even competitive. MathCounts is a math competition where regions all over the United States compete to be the best in the country, and last Friday Academy’s Middle Division math club team went to compete. The coach of the team is Debra Reed, who is … Continue reading Making it all add up in the MD Math Club.
There are many charities all around the world, like a Child’s Hope Fund, which helps children with cancer and disabilities that are helping people every day, but what is the student body doing to help? One person who is trying to help at the school is Emma Kitteridge, who is new to the Academy and a 6th grader. She said this about why she wants … Continue reading School charity, do you care?