West Side Story
This week our school as a community went to the North Shore Music Theatre to experience “West Side Story.” Many of our students had recently finished reading “Romeo and Juliet” and were able to recognize the parallels. After the show our students participated in a discussion with the cast and crew. It was fabulous.
Dress Down for a Cause
Today our students and faculty participated in a dress down day to aid the organization Wild Tracks based in Belize. This organization helps preserve wildlife and helps those animals in need of medical attention. One of our students has been lucky enough to work in Belize and is very passionate about this cause!
Student Planned Semi-formal
Tonight is the much anticipated Semi-formal. The girls planned every detail. They created playlists, had a local organization donate cupcakes- thank you to Cakes for Occasions in Danvers. They hired the police detail, coordinated faculty chaperones and are ready for some fun! We look forward to sharing the details with you.
As part of our community retreat on Tuesday, students will be assembling "Blessing Bags." These are small bags filled with items individual experiencing homelessness may need, such as chapstick, hand warmers, and snacks. Each student will be able to assemble 1-2 bags, and will be encouraged to hand out the bags to individuals who may need them. Thanksgiving travel may provide the perfect opportunity to deliver these bags!
On behalf of the Faculty and Staff here at The Academy, I want to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. Be safe and enjoy your time with family and friends.