November 2022

AP 2D & Drawing Students Create Art History Alphabet, Visit Philadelphia Museum of Art

Advanced Placement Studio Art & Junior Portfolio students explored 200 galleries of art in Philadelphia this month, including the Henri Matisse Exhibition.
The students were tasked with creating an "Art History Alphabet" showcasing the chronology of artists and major art movements synthesized stylistically through typography. This art-history-based studio project provided an opportunity for students to conduct research to develop a broad foundational overview of major art movements before exploring physical art objects at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on November 11th. Students are now in the process of creating their own original artworks inspired by a piece on view in the collection. 

For photos of their project click here.
Mastersingers Perform at Ministry of Caring Event

This month the Archmere Mastersingers performed as part of a benefit concert at Sacred Heart Oratory to benefit the Ministry of Caring. The evening featured Friar Alessandro Brustenghi, a Capuchin friar from Italy who is also an acclaimed tenor who has performed worldwide. The concert also featured the Wilmington String Ensemble.

To view pictures from the concert, click here.

Aevidum Mental Health Club Presents at Delaware County Annual Conference

On Thursday, November 10th, student leaders from our Aevidum Mental Health Club presented at the Delaware County Suicide Prevention's Annual Conference at Springfield Country Club. The students presented to nearly 200 mental health, juvenile probation, education, and community professionals about the positive and negative ways social media can impact teen mental health and suicidality.

Math League 10-12th Grade Results
In the first Math League meet held in person since the pandemic, Archmere's 10-12th grade team placed 2nd in our region. Alex Chen and Leo Chang had perfect scores.

World Language and Cultures Teachers Attend Expo in Boston

World Language and Cultures teachers Janna Scheflen (Spanish) and Therese Horning (French) attended the 2022 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in Boston, Massachusetts from November 17-20, where they attended lectures and workshops on language research and practice and evaluated updated curriculum, assessment tools, technology and classroom resources. 

In addition to representing Archmere, Janna Scheflen is a board member of the Delaware Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (DECTFL) and networked with local and national representatives from other regional world language teachers' organizations. 

ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) is the national membership organization of language educators from elementary through graduate education; it seeks to empower educators to prepare learners for success in a 21st century global society and help government agencies build language capacity in the US and abroad.

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