Archmere Academy welcomed 114 alumni into its ranks during Commencement ceremonies on June 27th on the Patio lawn. The Baccalaureate Liturgy & Commencement Exercises were also live streamed for friends and family to view on the Archmere YouTube Channel.
Archmere senior Christian Miller has organized a fundraising/food drive effort for the Hispanic community in Wilmington. Working with fellow seniors Paul Pomeroy and Ethan Ferreira, the trio has made it their goal to raise $4000 (or more) for the Wilmington Latin American Community Center (LACC). Any and all donations are applied directly to the LACC to help feed families in need.
Earlier this spring, Archmere's Winter Musical, Chicago High School Edition, was nominated for six Cappies Awards. On Sunday, June 7th, the cast and crew attended the virtual Cappies Gala, an end of season celebration that highlights all nominated high school shows, and presents the final Cappies Awards. Awards are given for performance, non-performance, and best critics. Congratulations to Alexis Rendel ’21, the recipient of the Cappies Award for Choreography.
Alex Lu ’21 has been selected to participate in the 2020 Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) this summer. Alex one of 64 students selected for this program from an exceptional applicant pool of 353 students from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Archmere seniors Sofia Alvarez and Rebekkah Kehoe have both been awarded scholarships from the AAUW Wilmington Branch. The funds will go toward Sofia’s tuition at the University of Delaware where she will study International Relations and Rebekkah’s tuition at Moravian College where she will study Elementary Education and Psychology. Both applicants displayed excellence in their academics, extracurricular activities and communication skills.
Archmere senior Luke Fracek has been chosen as one of two Delaware delegates for the National Youth Science Foundation's Science Camp. The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies. This year the camp will be a virtual event that will consist of lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation. Luke was selected based on demonstrated academic achievement in science and his potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.
The Archmere Art department assembled an end-of-year virtual art exhibition, featuring the artistic accomplishments of our amazing art and design students over the course of the year. This virtual exhibition features artwork from both Introductory and Advanced Fine Art and Design studio courses offered at Archmere Academy. This student work demonstrates skills in a multitude of mediums with incredible ranges of creative thought. The members of the Art Department Faculty are proud to present to viewers the talents and creativity of our student artists.
Following the End of Year Mass that streamed live from the Oratory in St. Norbert Hall on Sunday morning, Dr. Marinelli acknowledged four staff members who are leaving Archmere at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. A tribute video filled with photographs and testimonials from alumni, current students, faculty, and staff conveyed the immense impact each staff member has had on the Archmere community over their combined 103 years of service.
Archmere's Podcast Club was just gaining traction when Covid-19 hit & Archmere transitioned to a virtual learning model. This episode is a retrospective of our first week in quarantine, before we had all of the information that we do now on the pandemic. Stay tuned for fresh, new content in the fall, including the series "Teacher TAUK," "Sports TAUK" & "Let's TAUK." Click below to listen to the podcast.
The Summer Enrichment Program is a two week program designed for students who demonstrate a need for extra support in the areas of Math, English, or Organizational Skills. We recommend this program to students concerned about their academic transition into Archmere.
***Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are offering opportunities to take the 7th Grade Practice Test and tour campus on Wednesdays through the summer. Please be aware that once you register for the test, we will be in touch with additional details and a Sign Up Genius with more information. Families will be able to choose a Wednesday that best fits their schedule.***
Incoming students are invited to take placement exams in World Languages, Math, English, and/or Science. Students who elect not to take an exam will be placed in the college preparatory level of the respective courses. While students are testing, parents can attend a presentation on curriculum/scheduling.