Dr. Michael A. Marinelli '76, Headmaster, is pleased to announce that Katie Eissler Thiel has been selected to succeed Mr. John Jordan '80 as Principal of Archmere Academy, effective July 1, 2020. Mrs. Thiel has taught French at Archmere since 2014, and in 2017, she was named Chair of the World Languages and Cultures Department. Prior to her teaching career at Archmere, she has taught in the Pennsbury School District, University of Delaware, and Université de Caen, France. She received a B.A. in French and Education, magna cum laude, from Gettysburg College and a M.A. with honors in French Language and Literature from the University of Delaware.
On January 13, the Archmere girls basketball team defeated McKean 58-17, making headlines for their strong defensive game. Archmere improved to 6-4 and plays today Thursday at home at 6:15 p.m. against Delaware Military Academy.
From the Dialog article: "Archmere’s girls basketball team might have been hitting from three-point territory and scored nearly 60 points at McKean on Jan. 13, but the Auks’ big victory was largely due to their defense. The Auks did not allow the Lady Highlanders to reach double digits in any quarter and rolled to a 58-17 victory."
Ten Auks reached the scoreboard, including three in double figures: Fiona Teaney '20 scored 14 points, Madison Stewart '20 scored 12 points and Lauren Kim '22 scored 11 points.
Archmere's Head Soccer Coach, Bob Bussiere, has been named to the Delaware Youth Soccer Association (DYSA) Hall of Fame. Bob led the Archmere team to a 14-1 record and State Championship Title this season, the first State Championship ever for the school. The DYSA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at the end of January.
During the school wide assembly this week, Father Zagarella spoke to the students about his connection with a fellow Norbertine school in Slovakia, Premonštrátske Gymnázium. Father spent two weeks in Slovakia this summer, teaching English and discussing the American education system. Abbot Štrbák and two of his colleagues, Daniela Kravecova and Katarina Semanova, made a few remarks to the students at the conclusion of Father Zagarella's presentation, and also extended a warm welcome to our students to come and visit their school. Our visitors then attended Mass and Father Zagarella's 7th period Norbertine Spirituality class.
On December 28th the Archmere Girls Basketball team took on Caravel, currently ranked #4 in the state, in the Diamond State Classic Tournament. After defeating them by a score of 70-52 in the first round, the team has advanced to the finals of the First State Orthopedics Cup at the Diamond State Classic. The Diamond State Classic is a girls basketball tournament held at St. Elizabeth's High School, featuring teams from all over the country, even a team from Canada. The tournament is run entirely by volunteers with all profits benefiting the B+ Foundation and the Special Olympics.
After a successful run through each stage of competition, Archmere's first ever Math Madness team advanced to the last meet, held on Monday, December 16th. The Auks defeated Fort Hays State University - Early College Program (Hays, KS), 33-29, in the final round of the Division IIA Math Madness tournament. Alex Chen '23 and Nick Zhu '22 both finished that round with a perfect score.
Phoebe Brinker and Emma Villaverde, Writers for "The Green Arch"
Article by seniors Phoebe Brinker and Emma Villaverde, Writers for The Green Arch
Lights, runway, dance! The 2019 Archmere Fashion Show held at DuPont Country Club showcased the Senior class who rocked a plethora of outfits, ranging from athleisure to business casual to even prom wear. Each year, the Mother’s Guild brings together senior families, friends, and the Archmere community for a day of fashion. We couldn’t get enough sparkles, prints, furs, heels, and so much more! Aside from the seniors hitting the runway and dancing to upbeat tunes, the show offered silent auctions and exclusive Archmere gear. Seniors showcased thirteen brands who generously provided the clothing and accessories, danced choreographed routines, and of course added their own unique personality to spice up the event. If you couldn’t make the show, here’s what you missed!
Archmere's Art program just acquired a Muse Laser cutter to support student design and innovation in our award-winning, nationally recognized visual art program. Dedicated makerspace and Mac lab facilities in our art department create opportunities for students to seamlessly integrate and apply their skills from tangible art and design processes in drawing, digital art, and 3D design to new experiential learning contexts using emerging technologies in art and design, such as 3D printing and laser cutting. The new laser cutter makes rapid prototyping and 3D modeling possible, as well as explorations in concept development, design for production, and interdisciplinary design. Students are already exploring the expanding potential of 3D printing, and recently have been using a Cubify Sense Scanner to take topographical scans to create 3D printed portraits in Ms. Hoffman's AP 3D Design course.