January 2020

College Composition and Literary Analysis Class Writes Mini-Memoirs

The seniors in Mr. Dougherty's College Composition and Literary Analysis class wrote their own ten-chapter mini-memoir as a culmination of their work in Semester 1. Focusing on the significant people, events, or phases in their lives, the students composed seven short and three long chapters, organizing them into an ebook of their own design, using Apple's iBooks Author application, which Archmere provides on their laptops. Having read several short stories and the non-fiction book The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace (author Jeff Hobbs visited the class just before Thanksgiving) and having practiced complex sentence construction throughout the term, the seniors put their literary and writing skills to good use in crafting their books, which also include the requisite author biography, dedication, table of contents, and, as it's an electronic document, photos and/or videos in every chapter. Funny and touching and interesting, these ebooks capture quite warmly each student's perception of their lives.

For pictures of the project and presentations, click here.

American Civil Rights Class Presents End of Semester Projects

This month, Mr. Bill McGowan's American Civil Rights history class presented their final projects. Students were asked to research a historical figure from the surrounding geographical area (DE, PA, MD, DC, NJ) who impacted any of the civil rights movements discussed this semester. Students then designed either a monument, memorial, or mural dedicated to the individual. In addition, they wrote up a brief description that served as an information plaque if their creation was actually commissioned and produced. The topics discussed were Marian Anderson, Dora Lewis, Jim Thorpe, Richard Allen, Virginia Proctor, Rev. LeRoy Patrick, Louis Redding, Harriet Tubman, and The Grimke Sisters.

For pictures of the presentations, click here. 

Academic Challenge Team Takes First
On Thursday, the Archmere Academy Academic Challenge team won the Wilmington Diocesan Championship Tournament. Archmere defeated the first place seated team, Salesianum, 275 to 250 for the win. The trophy once again resides at Archmere! Team members include: 

Christopher Rowley (co-captain)
Katie Kent (co-captain)
Sean Vanson
Alex Lu
Owen Phillips
James D’Elia
Raphael Coronel
Nolan Fogarty
Natalie Gildea
Jessica Grier
Ben Wei

2020 Summer Driver Education Program at Ursuline Academy 

Ursuline Academy is offering a Driver's Education program this summer that includes 30 hours of classroom instruction along with the 14 hours of in-the-car driving instruction and observation. Students must attend an orientation at Ursuline to confirm their driving schedule. The June class option is June 15-18 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The July class will be held July 6-9, from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Only one class is required and driving may extend beyond these dates. To register, contact Chanteea Harmon at 302-853-1448 or email her at Chanteea.harmon@sussexvt.k12.de.us. For information contact Mike Walsh at: mwalsh@archmereacademy.com. To register online, click here.

To view the flyer for information, click here.


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Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.