March 2023

Painting Class Celebrates Women's History Month

Can you name three women artists? Most people cannot! In celebration of Women's History Month, Mrs. Silverman's Painting class has been learning about and researching women artists to ensure that students are familiar with the amazing creative contributions of female artists to the continuum of art history. The class just finished assembling their "mystery squares" painting assignment. For this collaborative class project, students were each assigned a mystery tile from the painting Sequins (2003) by American realist artist Janet Fish' (born 1938). Students were challenged to recreate the colors and shapes in their assigned mystery square as accurately as possible, so that when the pieces of this group "painting puzzle" project were assembled, they would connect seamlessly. The primary learning objective beyond the acquisition of technical skills mixing and applying acrylic paint, was to deepen the students' understanding that abstraction is inherent in all realism.
Ryan Dam '26 Competes in Delaware Concerto Competition

Helena Raskob Arts Institute String Ensemble cellist, Ryan Dam '26, was the Runner-Up in the 13-15 Age Division of the Delaware Concerto Competition for Young Musicians, sponsored by The Music School of Delaware. Ryan is a student of Jennifer Stomberg, The Music School of Delaware Suzuki Academy Cello Instructor. He performed a movement from the Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major.

Seniors in AP Research Prepare for Academic Paper, Presentation and Oral Defense

The eight seniors in Archmere's AP Research class are working toward the course's two defining goals: a 5,000-word academic paper and a 20-minute POD (Presentation and Oral Defense). Creating original research on topics of their own choice is the focus of this course, the second segment in the AP Capstone program (which begins in the junior year with AP Seminar, where students collaborate in teams, and later work independently, to analyze existing research to answer their own questions based on prescribed subjects.) These AP students have conducted original research and created original questions on the following subjects: photovoltaic solar energy, sibling vs. singleton children, student political ideology, successful YouTube content creation, traffic circles in DE, direct air capture systems, and Eurocentrism in the AP World History curriculum. Student POD's (with student-invited panels of three teachers) are scheduled between April 19 and 26, and the academic paper must be submitted no later than May 1. Good luck to our senior researchers!

Congrats to the AUKMUN team!

This month a few of our students participated at the Newark Charter's PATMUN. Zimo Liu '25 won Outstanding Delegate in the Kenyan Crisis Committee and Valentina Ramos '26 won Best Delegate as Malaysia in the SPECPOL discussing international sea borders in the South China Sea and women's rights in the Middle East. 

Blood Drive Held at Archmere 

Archmere's Community Service Club hosted its annual Blood Drive with the Blood Bank of Delmarva on Tuesday, March 7. Over 30 students, faculty, staff, and parents came out in support, and from our donors, 34 units of blood were collected. Over 20 students and faculty volunteered to make the day a success, as well. Gia Rivera from the Blood Bank of Delmarva wrote that Archmere's donations were, "...a great addition to our inventory. [Archmere's] commitment to our mission is truly appreciated!"

2023 Summer Driver Education Program at Ursuline Academy and Charter School of Wilmington 

Ursuline Academy and the Charter School of Wilmington are offering Driver's Education programs this summer that includes 30 hours of classroom instruction along with the 14 hours of in-the-car driving instruction and observation. 
Ursuline Academy will hold 2 classes this summer: 
  • June 12-15. 8am-2pm (May be filled)
  • July 10-13   8am-2pm
*Cost is $578. Driving will be scheduled according to availability. Please contact or call 302-853-1448. To register, visit the google form here.
The Charter School of Wilmington will hold 4 classes this summer: 
  • 6/26-6/29
  • 7/10-7/13
  • 7/17-7/20
  • 7/24-7/27
 *Cost is $615. Driving will be scheduled according to availability. Class is from 8-3. For information, please contact (302-753-6999) or (302-750-0295).
For questions or additional information, please contact Archmere teacher Mr. Mike Walsh at:
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.