On July 13, 2021, Monsignor William Edward Koenig was ordained as the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington. This was the first Episcopal Ordination to take place in the diocese in 100 years.
There was a large Archmere presence in the music ministry for the historic event. Mr. David Ifkovits, Archmere’s Choral Director and Music Department Chair conducted the choir and orchestra. Choir members included alumni Jamie Wohlhagen, Annalise Tonn, Katie Yakovenko, Eric Longo, Ryan Ifkovits as well as past parent William Hassink and current senior Rob Smith. The installation was aired nationally on EWTN and can also be seen on YouTube.
College Counseling Attends NACAC Conference
Christopher Boehm and Catherine Reigner will again be heading to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Annual Conference this year. During the conference, both Mr. Boehm and Mrs. Reigner will be busy networking, attending educational sessions, and more! Mr. Boehm will be presenting a session entitled, “We’re All In the Same Sandbox -- Mutual Benefits of Reverse Advisory Boards” to share about Archmere’s very successful Advisory Board. This session will help other high schools consider the benefit of having our college partners on an advisory board and how it has helped Archmere’s College Counseling team better serve our Auks during their college process. Each year, NACAC recognizes innovative new programs with the Rising Star Award and this year, the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) is being awarded the Rising Star for their Promoting Inclusivity & Equity Webinar Series.
This series was put on by PACAC’s Professional Development Committee and DE&I subcommittee that Mrs. Reigner serves as the chair for. In addition to coordinating the series and working with over 25 professionals within PACAC to create the series, Mrs. Reigner also served as a presenter for the first webinar in the series.
AP Art Classes Visit the Delaware Art Museum
On Wednesday, September 29, students in the Archmere AP Art Program traveled to the Delaware Art Museum, their first field trip in over a year. After the visit, the AP Drawing, AP 2D Design, and AP 3D Design students will create a work of art inspired by a piece they saw in the collection. They will also complete a written formal analysis with Barrett's Guide as well as a FlipGrid video presentation. In addition, the students will be asked to generate a companion QR Code to display alongside their completed work.
Bias Reporting Protocol
Archmere Academy is introducing a bias reporting protocol as part of our commitment to ensure that all members of our community are free from discrimination and harassment. The bias reporting system is available to all members of the Archmere community. At the individual level, bias can negatively impact someone’s personal and professional relationships; at a societal level, it can lead to unfair persecution of a group, (Psychology Today, 2020). At Archmere, bias incidents are defined as actions that cause harm to the identity of a person or group, or that impact the larger community.