Honors Spanish IV Creates Book Covers
Señora Michelle Midgley's Honors Spanish IV class recently read the book, "Libertad" (Freedom) in Spanish, and completed a unit on it. Within this unit they created a new cover for the book as well as created a mock interview with the main character, discussing his difficult journey from Cuba to the United States and just how important it was to live his life with "libertad" (freedom). Students compared and contrasted communism and democracy and learned about the brutal dictatorship of Fidel Castro, participating in an interdisciplinary unit of Spanish and history.
At the end of the unit, students showcased their work and participated in a "gallery walk", commenting on each others' book covers in Spanish. View photos of the project here
Archmere Teacher Joins 1993 Alum for Golf Podcast
Theology Department Chair and Teacher Matt Chominski teamed up with 1993 Archmere graduate Tom Coyne for a golf discussion, recently published as a podcast on Golfer's Journal.
Tom is a Senior Editor at Golfer's Journal,
an online presence recognized in the golf community as "an elevated media experience focusing on golf from a unique perspective."
Matt has previously written articles for Golfer's Journal,
and recently joined Tom for a thought-provoking conversation on what it means to be human, the absurdity of golf at its core, why the game is technically “useless,” what it’s trying to teach us, and which famous thinkers best represent current Tour players.
New York Times bestselling author Tom Coyne '93 has published four books: A Gentleman's Game
, Paper Tiger
, A Course Called Ireland
and A Course Called Scotland.
His book, A Gentleman's Game,
was adapted into a full-length film starring Gary Sinise and Dylan Baker. Golfer's Journal Podcast with Matt Chominski and Tom Coyne '93Scholarship Opportunities from the Drivers Education Department
The Archmere Drivers Education department has learned of two separate opportunities for any student, whether they are drivers or not, to earn scholarship funding. The students may create a 1-2 minute PSA video regarding "The Importance of Becoming an Organ Donor" and/or about "Why It is Important Not to Speed". Please direct any questions to Mr. Mike Walsh
or the individuals mentioned in the flyers below:Not So Fast Scholarship OpportunityThe Importance of Becoming an Organ Donor ContestArchmere Partners With YW Leaders
YW Leaders collaborates with YWCA Delaware’s Youth and Racial and Social Justice programs to provide a forum for discussing racial equity and inclusion. Their program will be offered via zoom in partnership with Archmere Academy on Wednesday’s, from January 26th through April 14th at 6:30-8:00pm. Currently, ten students are enrolled in the pilot training. The YW Leaders program is designed to help high school students develop a better understanding of
who they are while cultivating an appreciation and understanding for individuals of diverse backgrounds whose appearance, values, and interests differ from their own.
As part of YW Leaders, students will participate in facilitator-led, interactive virtual sessions offered through four educational modules. Participating students will engage in critical conversations and learn skills to become leaders in their communities as they advocate for racial and social justice. As the program grows, students will have the opportunity to transition into leadership roles.
The series schedule is as follows:
Individual and cultural competency
Healthy conversations about race
Advocacy and civic engagement
Becoming leaders in the movement for racial and social justice