We’ve spent the month of May attempting to celebrate seniors as best as possible. Video tributes, trivia competitions, and a lot of prizes were the order. Plenty more opportunities to say congratulations and good luck this week and hopefully again in July. For seniors we will be making a final push to update all their decision and ensure that scholarship information is accurate.
In the last few weeks we’ve offered several college information sessions by some of Archmere’s most popular schools. Last week the University of Delaware, Pitt, and Penn State talked with our sophomores and juniors. This week’s schedule includes Boston College and the University of Scranton. More to come.
Week three of home confinement starts tomorrow and I'm nearing acceptance that a longer haul is to come. We did our first grocery home delivery order yesterday and are well stocked in paper supplies. My biggest concern right now is my immediate family; providing my children safety, love, structure, and a distraction from the grim nightly news. A friend in New York, retired military who works at West Point, is talking about the creation of makeshift morgues, so my concerns of not having enough coffee creamer seem embarrassing.
Our everyday lives have been greatly impacted by COVID 19, quarantining, and shelter-in-place. We pray for the best for all members of the Archmere community and beyond. Like most things, the higher education landscape is in flux.
On Thursday, February 13th, College Counseling hosted our annual Junior Career Day. We were fortunate to welcome 20+ speakers to campus including nine alumni and five current or past Archmere parents. Throughout the day, students were able to select five different sessions they could attend ranging from aviation to anesthesiology and from photography to engineering.
The Spring Semester has started with a whirlwind of activity in College Counseling as we have been engaging the entire Archmere (present and future) community in just the first week. Mr. Boehm and Ms. Souza both taught Winterim classes, which allowed us to engage some of our younger students in a classroom setting. We hope to continue to have the opportunity to do so. Ms. Souza taught two sections of Dreams & Failures: The Power of Positivity & Resilience with Madame Cooper and Mr. Boehm taught Whistles and Stripes.